11101 CITY CORRESPONDENTS. CAPTAIW SHAW, who has been interviewed by a reporter of the Daily News on the jumping -sheet." Kays that, the invention is very well known to tlio Fire Brigade. But in pracLice it has not boon found possible to do much with it. A small jump- ing-sheet held by balltl is more of a snare than an aid to'« person who has to spring from a third-floor w indow at large sheet or net would be heavy and require a'whole apparatus of poled and supports for fixing it at a suificieut height from the ground. Perhaps there is something in the suggestion of the lJailg AVMM' writer, that a net might be slung from tho windows of the houses in the street. As rugarda the fire escape-, Captain Shaw admits that they ought to be on duty by day as wettaa by ciifflit; but, qrs,, fiii-e, ? The brigade, it seems, is t. ,t) punt to keel)-til) the necessary staff. "It is the old story—inadequate funds." CASES of revolting cruelty to the brute creation Occ.MiionaHy crop up in our midst to remind us how piofoun Uy some classes of our population are illl. mersed in barbarism. The tale of the performance of a gang of boys at. Lowestoft is almost as ghastly as & nightmare. They seized a pig belonging to a Ah. Rand, and having cut oil one of its forelegs at thfe j»>iiib made the poor creature race about a field oirllifWlegs. They docked it of its tail, stabbed it, and tfiTHbd to t he* uffc rings of a frightful mutila- tiofi by tin listing a stick down its throat. This is ImiV a sample of ihc horrors deliberately inflicted by these youths. The Royal Society for tho Pre- vention of Cruelty to Animals have very properly taken up the case, and the juvenile miscreant; against whom the charge of cruelty can be sub- stantiated should he severely punished. But it will need something more than penalties to remove the Callousness Lo pail, in animals which this Lowestoft occurrence indicates as being prevalent in our rougher classes. It might be well if some of our educators of youth were to impress upon their charges certain of the nobler teachings of Buddha. Sound early education, at any rate, ought to render such young mousceii impossible. IT is satisfactory to find that, at any rate, the Inspector aL Da 1st on Police Station has a proper appreciation of the importance of tlte liberty of the subject. There is no alleged offence which gives rise to a greater number of unnecessary arrests than charges of ,a-sault. Instances have been known where the aggressor has suddenly given Hie man he has struck into custody for assault. I allt not concerned to discuss the origin or the merits of the disturbance which gave rise to the case Inquired into by Mr. Bros the other day. What 4s certain is thai, a Mr. Ellis, lodging ill a house at ^Stamford-hill, Mas given into custody for an alleged assault t here, and that when he was taken 1\0 the police-station the inspector refused to take 'he charge, as the prisoner appeared to have been fe good deal "knocked about." There were no ^Diarks of violence, as the policeman who made the starrest admitted, on the prosecutor, and itseems to ^is that such a ea^e might, have been dealt with by ^mentis of a summons. Mr. Bros, however, thought ^otherwise, for when a warra, was applied for he Hiot only granted it but ordered the inspector to fetbend and explain his conduct. The end of all this was. however, that the magistrate, after Mr. ::Elli:! had again been made a prisoner, found that the justice of the case would be met by merely ^ordering "the prisoner" to find two sureties in i %he auua of ten puuuds each to keep the peace. I THE wonders of Chicago have been filly set forth In the pages of Han* ilaga:me by Mr. Charles 3). Warner and.one cannot read in this month' •issue of the literary treasures of this ever-develop- Sng place without a feeling akin to amazement. ."Who, for instance, would suspect that there, of all Mother towns in the world, is deposited the original Manuscript of Auld Lang Syne ? There, too, i- to be found an autograph letter of Moliere, the only one, save that in the British Museum, which 11u ever, so far as is known, found its way out of France. We passover a long list of other literary Curiosities which have been accumulated in Chi- cago including a letter written by Luther and •'Shakesjieare folio editions of 1o3_j »nd lt>85" re- spectively, and are willing to believe that every- thing is what it professes to be. But the autograph Of Shakespeare, and aboveall, the jiortrait in "ii" Of the poeb of all time, treasured there are a little trying to our credulity. In fairness to Mr. Warner, however, it must be stated that he does not appeal to be quite positive himself about their being genuine. His paper is further remarkable for an ttucount of what may certainly be called a model lowu. It was built rather more than seven years fego, and is in a tiorishing condition but as to :hat. exteut it will progress no opinion is hazarded ty Mr. Warner. Pullman was built at the very outset in accordance with the most approved sani- tacy principles. The first step taken was to drain 4b perfectly, and to secure a satisfactory watei toapply. The latter undei taking was rendctei feiiore important, if that be possible, by the fact &iiat it has not intended to have a single public- liouse in the place, and to this day it seems there t* tiot a place where liquor is sold." There are |>»rks, recreation grounds, a public library, and Admirably-built dwellings for working people but as all the thousands of inhabitants cannot be total «b«tainers from alcoholic stimulants, we must feouclude that those who require drink of this sort keep a stock of it in their houses. What the town fef Pullman will be twenty years hence is an iu- tombing question. Fon jiltiiig a lady whom he had wooed for eleven dreary years, the Rev. J. C. Jack, minister of the 1>arish of Kingtffdrura, Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, 4ia.s beeu ordered by the sheriff of that county t<; I-Y damages to the tune of a thousand jiouiids and Costs. The rev. gentleman will not find many fcytnjmthisers with him in his trouble. His trcat, kneub of Miss Simpson, the plaintiff, who had Waited for him so long, and who had actually "Lalpe i him to his preferment, was extremely MfeJuubby, to put it mildly. He had called tht Scriptures to witness to Lhe sincerity oi his affec 4aom. The subject of love, he remarked in one o; ikiis letters, is practically inexhaust ible. One has Only to look to 1st Corinthians, 13, to see what power is in human hearts. I think you and I know something of that power, It should be love' and stot 'charity,' as our English Bible has it. What grand thing it is No transitory infatuatioi: winch comes umI goes like a summer wind. It i- tui ever-faithful sentimont, and the essence oi <Uvintty, Heaven's best gift to men and yet it, ii ttushed and bruised by some to satisfy earth t amiftmble vanities." Unfortunately the author uj this pious ebullition subsequently afforded nl' Illustration of the fact that "earths miserable vanities" frequently exercise a greater power ovet the human heart than that affection which lie d,) fined to be "bhe essence of divinity." Sometime after inditing the above" commentary on St. Paul'? famous chapter in Corinthians, Mr. Ja k became rsaadidute for the lucrative living which he now liolds, and wrote to Miss Simpson to ask her II obtain the assistance of her friends, who had illilu. •next iu the parish, to secure him the appointment. efforts of the Judy rHlll her friends on his Sehall Went successful, and Mr. Jack took up his quarter? mfcihe Kingoldrum Manse. The t hirt,conth chap!ei ttf the First Episllo to the Corinthians, on which for eleven yeai^_Ji^liatLjtoujiahod 1 lie hopes all lite atlectiomroTMiss Simpson, now lost its mean- lug for Uim. His love, instead ot "an ever faiih- lul Sentiment and the essence of divinit.y," t in n, Dut to be a "transitory infatuation." *'E;u h ? miserable vanities" got the better of him, and UPAO to Miss Simpson a Jetbef in which ho i ■ IjTO'sdi The plain downright honest truth is tint Xrfcave. change 1. Everything is different al»,t A%uUi,y jiositioJi. and tny circomslauccs, it. wmil i uiarval il 1 had nob oliHiiynd." Posiiioo and <BM<otMuik>aMuesdo change isomopcopte, t hough 11.,y te make hf difference in the affect ions ot tfeotfomciV wjio protest their constancy by appealfi fo HolyWi-jt,
A&Claje, the oth<a- day, It proccs- «kM».t>f 'Knwio>lj»tjLcag»uu-s ruburitiug (tout a nn- u- kuuit.itrerl > » pttss liiroi«»h at, lino of jM.li •<? t..mi. r I., i'nimn;> id *,iv i|„, ill ( ^uhsi; it MTVTCK I voiiil fanuora WUI U ilijtMeii. One UKUI ,«J !«1<*iati)shjp VVari»>ii,»,» <;r..v<;s,.|,(| „• M.I ijilwittliiuil, with I lio (ollov.:ig ^(i^VTfiiijj,* III* £ a-a "■—X" *iflfl" '.noil, sin lc *vojii«;n, t<Mt'r'.<< 1;\111 (.L\;o:i ana chtUh^u, ■%MIkimg » i.t- vL tuu.>
GARDENING f OR JUNE. Extracts froiti a Gardener'» Diary. Moshroom-beds jSn a cool, shady position In the open air are bearing freely now good fab mush- rooms. These beds were made up lust October and November they have been kept comfortable all; 1 winter covered thickly with dry litter dry Rushes, mown on a marsh in summer, are excellent for this work and for covering turf pits or anything else from which frost must be excluded. Looked over hardy fernery, weeding and top-dressing surface between the p tubs. How beautiful the young growth is jll t creaking up no garden is complete without its fernery and rockery. Prepared bod in kitchen garden for sowing seeds of biennials and perennials 1 if some pains are taken in fitting Lhe bed for the small seeds, they will thrive better at this season in the open air than in pots or pans. I make up several 4-feet beds with alleys between for the convenience of weeding, &c. On the sur- face of the beds is placed 2 inches of fine compost, the surface ia then stirred up with the rake in such a manner as will mix some of the compost w it h the top soil, but stiU leave a good deal of it on the top for the seeds to be laid on the beds ate raked smooth, drills are drawn with a lath with one side j cub away, a straight edge being used instead of a j line. For most things the drills are drawn 6 inches apart and from half an inch to an inch deep. Only the very minute seeds are sown in the shallow drills, as at this season, with the soil getting warm j to a considerable depth, seeds will germinate better all inch deep than less. If the weather sets in dry I I shall shade in preference to watering. Among the plants which may be sown now are Canter- bury Bells and all the Campanula family, Holly- j hocks, Sweet Williams, Spotted Foxgloves, Antirr- j hinums, Columbines, &c. Potted on winter- j flowering Begonias these are indispensable to iu. I have a small pit filled with several kinds jtiey are grown close to the glass and are pinched in a little to make them bushy. By-and-by they will get more ventilation, which has the effect of ripening their growth, and in winter they are loaded "with their bright blossoms. The old fuchsioides flowers well under this treatment, I like this old kind because it is so distinct in character from the others. One of the most useful for winter blooming is another old sort named j insignis. Every moment which can be aparedj from other work is devoted to hoeing and surface;- stirring with the fork among the growing crops. The fork is used chiefly among the Potatoes and between rows of Peas, Beans, &c. Pricked o:l j Cinerarias for winter blooming, placiug the young plants in a close frame where there is just a little warmth but in a week or two they will do bettor j in a cool frame in a shady position. Watered oorders of second and later fruit. houses. Every- body should know their own position best as regards this matter of watering, and it is certain the same line followed out in all places alike would nob have the same success everywhere, so much j iepeuds upon construction and condition of the borders; but I am convinced, under ordinary cir- sumstauces, enough water is not given to inside j fruit borders, and I should expect, from what I have seen, that a good many outside borders would be j in a better condition for supporting the plants if more moisture were given. Planted out some of the best of the forced Strawberries, chiefly Vicom the best of the forced Strawberries, chiefly Vicom tesse de Thury. I shall probably gather another useful crop from these plants in autumn. Pinch off the flower-spikes of the plants intended to pro- duce runners for early forcing. Thinned out the young shoots coming up round the Raspberry canes. Pricked out winter Greens of various kinds. Sowed a small bed of Rosette Coleworts for filling corners everywhere by-and-by they will come in useful in winter. Stirred the soil among newly-planted things in flower garden. Sowed Chicory for forcing in winter. Thinned Beet and Carrots. Mulche-l Globe Artichokes and gave a good soaking oi liquid-manure. PROPAGATING HOLT.Y.— Gather the berries at an • time during the winter, mix them with all e piu bulk of dry sand and bury them in a large flower- pot or tub in the soil, putting something on tin; receptacle to keep out wet. Let them remain un til the following March, and then sow on groun 1 that has been well worked and made fine and sweet. Cover the seeds to quite their own thick- ness with fine soil a:t I beat the surface g mtly tc make it ti rift. Do not, hoe, but hand-weed amon^ the young plants, as many do not come up till the second year. TRKAT.MF.SR OF GLOXINIAS.—They are very eas < to grow wh^n the are suitable. Unt. Lhe plants tlov.er u iiioiat position in a warm house or pib is the beit. They do not like syringing, and they should be shaded from the sun when bright. A light rich soil suits them well. Use peat and leaf-mould ill equaloparts, ami a few rough bits of old turf, with plenty of sand to make it porous with a few scraps of charcoal to keep it OpCI. The pots must be well drained, as the plants wil. require liberal supplies of water when in full growth. A night temperature of f¡O degs. will autBce, though they will bear moreitoat and hare bee" well grown in less. CELOSIAS.— C. rviiAMiDALis.— This beautiful kind is the most elegant and useful of all annuals that require pot-eutture, an 1 where there is a house in which an intermediate tenqierature is maintained during the spring months, so as to keep the plants growing whilst the nights, ami often the days, are cold, it should a^vays find a place. Young plants raised from sowings made some time back, and that were afterwards pricked off into small pots, will now require moving into those they are to flower in; 7-inch or 8-inch pois will in most cases be large enough. Like all quick. growing things, they should have rich compost, without which they will be deficient in size. Good turfy loam, about five parts to one of rotten manure, some leaf.mould and sand, will be found to answer in every way. Give sufficient drainage, and press the soil moderately firm in the pots, but it should not be made so solid for this and other annuals as in the case of plants of a more jiernia- nent uature. A little more seed should now be sown, the plants raised from which will come into flower as the earliest set gets shabby. TUBEROUS BKGONIAS. — Where seeds were sown in heat early in the year, the plants will now bt ready for moving to the pots in wldch they are tc I y bloom, such as are inches or 7 inches in diametei will be large enough. Loam with a lit,tie rotten mannre, some leaf-mould and san J, is suitable soil for them. Keep them in genial warmth until they have got established in the pots, after which a greenhouse temperature will be enough. A thin shade will be necessary when the sun is bright, as through being kept from the time the seed vegu- tated in heat the foliage will be somewhat Lender. Tie the shoots out a little so as to admit light U, the centres of the plants bub the close, more compact habit that the Llfest strains of this section of Begonias have acquired in recent, times enables them to do with lunch less suppn t t han used to be required. Old tubers t hat ha\ e hewn wint ered cool, and were put ill lil,Llo'lii,)I-u tilitli big enough to hold them, will 1511111 Lly require mort: room. J II (lceid i ng ,JIC ,o;j e "f polo; t',üy IU è ta I have it is necessary to be guided by the size the tubers haveabbained. They ofl-eii get as much m 5 inches across. For such i*ijich pots will utit. Lc too large, as ii the plants have not ouoityh toom they will fall oil in blooming bofore the ell,1 (.1 (summer. Ordinary gn;«tii»«>uoo tuaiUu^i.t, in the matter of warmth is ail t hat is requisite after the spring in which the seedlings are tailed- in act. ufwr danger from frosty nights io uvea, they will do quite as well out-of-doors, where, under the full influence of sun and air, the plants keep ii.uci 'more compact. This shows itself uiore tu\i,*rl- (the end of summer, when, if t hey are kept u.aloi glass, unless ii, à Very light house, LIle Mom-i gCI more or Wss^diawn up. By iu a cellar out of the reach of fn",t. in tin; way I hat answers wit h Fuchsias, and ih«i» ing I hem in t he window of 1irroom for a few week* until they wrll^jear being out-of-door*, tliin will succeed ad wl;11 u,.3 with 'greenhouse ace liull. I"'
Fresh animal Mood has a value as matron, osp♦ j cially for |M<uring .round the ro«j'•> tun, •» hid. have b<*en 01' are htmnll¡( h-»:i«vrfv nm lost of sending a mile for it WoxWl v.r^tlA \1 |>ii!n nee il \d 11", L "v t, oxp'm ¡1lI'1i1 'f; 1y fVI a tie si. l watch t«j*nlts. ,.vr hf.ds or HfiuiMMb. i' t,«. a a nil maL •• a •ry ay: liii.o. il 11 a h ■■ »»i r ni Jiai h.-s I.' I'.dla, ».<! Otfj I tliiriin; thu lai pa» I oi tt,»« it;il l-hf W-aHdowtr, 'his b»;ing a i>f:n,i*i.
fHE RECENT SHOOTING CASE AT TREORKY. INQUEST ON THE BODY. On Wednesday, tthei29th uit.. an iDqaestonthe body of Catherine O'Brien, the young woman who was shot dead at Treorky Fair, was opened at the Cardiff Arms. Treorky, before Mr Kensh la deputy ooroaer, Aberdare, and the following jury -Messrl W. Phillips (foreman), Henry "Willian's Jenkin Lewis, John Curtis, Daniel Thomas, — Richards. Flowers, Daniel Jiime-s, 'j k^avie Jones, Thomas Owens, Thomas Jenkins, II ys ftlorgaD, Thomas Bees, Thomas Jones, axd Daniel Charles. Ellen O'Brien. widow, 17, Miltot-street, Roath, Cardiff, mother of deceased, identified the body at that of her danghter. She was 16 yeais cf nge on the 19úh of July. She was in the service ot Nathan Unwin, shooting saloon proprietor. Nathan Unwin dtposod that Catherine O'Btien hnd been in his service for sbont four years. During that period she had frequently attended the shooting saloons. She" as in charge (f the fltdoon on Monday at Treorky Fair. Persons fi.ed ft bottles, which were suspended by piecn. of c rd from wooden and i.OD rods.. J bey stoJd a distance of 10 or 12 yards away. Im- mediately in front of tfcem wAs a counter, against vihtch the rifles rested^ atid behind* the coULt»?i was a wooden screen about three feet hig>h, above the counter, and persons when firing at thebottle- ahot above the screen, lhe bottles were abvu. 12 feet from the gronnd. B hind the bottlei was an iron iarget, cased with wood, agaiubt whicu tbt spent bails went. He was not present when th, lathi shot was fired, having left the spot about fi VI minutes before. He went directly after thf acci dent, ail deceased was being taken up the steps of the van. The lifles were loaded with breech ca; f JSu. 2. 1 he attendant cocked the gun and g ivej'. to the n,on who was about to shoot. At this s¡,age the inquest IVlas adjourned un.il Friday. The adjourned inquest was held on Friday after- noon. Nathan Unwin, recalled, said he had^not seen the person who fired. After the accident he found the riflo (produced) unloaded on the counter. I. was covered with blood, and near the muzzle he saw Something which apliealed to him to look Lk<- braiLS. He ttiped it off. Sometm.es jersous w eu filing stooJ about afoot from the conuter. John StbveuB, 89, East Road, Tylorsttwn, c ). lier, said he was in company with Eiimnud-stieet. Tjlorstown, at the fair. They were neiitier of them at W, k that day. He met T nomas 1I..ac the Cardiff Arms, Treorky, about 0 e o'clock that day. They continued together until Thomas was arrested. They were at the Caidiff Arms and the Treorky Hotel during the afternoon. They were 12 in company. They bad four quarts of beer at the Treorky Hotel, aDd four quarts of porter and cider at the Cardiff Arms. Ihomasand he were sober. They went to t.ie fair about six o'clock in the evening. About an hour later tcey went to the shooting aakoj. H asked for a guu and had < abot at one due bottles. At that time the girl was standing at the c, rner of the connter cn the right of him. Whet. When firing he (witness) stood from two to thite feet from the counter in front. Thomas U,*M, asked for a gun, and the girl band d him one which was cocked. D,ceased Renrzllv S'ood on tie right hand side, bUL he could not say forcer a n 'I wber^ fche stood waen she handad the gun to Thomas. Thomas w s about a yard f om the counter, t ould not say w. t-[b<T he was in the act of rtising tbe gun when it weot off, or wheth..r j he* tad plated iL ifhdy to fire. Si.n.e or.e eUe :s ed fcr a (jnn. Thomas was ready to fire, au ta. liiil leached to £ et another gun, which w 0 thr counter a h.ttf to tne front (f wbr-iv 'nJUn as Waa standing. In doing So her head wetll" r ght. iu front, of the barrel. lie saw the ^ound It flu ltd in her right temple, and also saw b"r f .11 immediately. He was quite certain j'hom .s was aiming at the bottle, and cot br ndishing tile g ii about. He should say the muzzle of the gun I »"i« "-bout tno inches fiOoj her head watti the shot was filed. tt chtud Davies, 57, Edmund-st eef, lylorstown, said he camecvei with Stevens from lylorstown to Treoiky, and met Thomas abous noon, but did did not tonkin Ylltl1 him. When he got to the saloon the girl was ou the ground, and be took hoid of her. Thomas said it was by his band the accident hHppuned. Afierwaids we told him thai he was aiming at the bottles, and that the girl )'fcsscd before the u.uzz e of the gua as the shot urnt (,ut. Thomas WrIIl not drank. Thotuaa 'Ihuuiaa, 46, Edmund-street, Tylors- i tow I., after being duly cautioned, Slid he and Lbte% OLB, went to the field. At the saloon Sieves fiied fiiet. lie nakel tt-r a gun aftaiwaids, and on receiving it paid a ptmnJ. After leceiviug the gUll he btood b-tck a little thinking to get out of the way. As he was about to raise it, and beforr h«* haU time to take aim it went off 'lhe <ii stood on hio left tide, but somehow or other she Jlut 1JJ front of him. He was holding the yuo bteauiiy. lie va. not d.ut k. He had not been •• "rn-roojtd tu shcot, but Lad fired once or twice before. .-bv<-ial d the jury tiied tLe gun, and said the tii^ger was veiy lihht. Kobeit Loi.^ay Joyce, surgeon, said he eximioed d, ceis d a frw uiluo" es af er. She was dead 110 found a. little woUuti il-i the ii^ht teujyle. fcub- sequent;j*'tie made a Tust rnortem exauiuation ajtd foutid the buiiet pioduced, which bad gone obliquely backward, ahd he foaud it on themidd.e line at the buck of toe head. After consultation the juiy returned a verdict j of Accidental death.'
SERIOUS CHARGE AGAIKST A POKTY- FE1DD ;!1; 0!' ALLEGED INDECEXT ASSAULT ON A Ln TLE GIRL. At Cardiff police court, ou Wedneaday Joseph King, aged 25, a married man, belonging to Pontypridd, wad charged with committing an indecent assault upon a girl named Fanny Howard, at Cardiff, on the 21th uitimo.The evidence went to show that an outrage of a horrible description had been perpetrated upon the proaecutrix, who was only 13 years of aga.—Toe prisoner was committed for trial.
LLAOTIT FARDRE SCHOOL BOARD. The months-meeting of tkis Booitd was held at the 'taig Schools, 1'outypridd, oil Tuesday aiternoon, iiiti th.-re were dreneni:—Mr i), Leyehon (vine pceaidiug, Mewses Jamas itoburls, D" Ury- "J t and F. JoJd; with Mr tl. S. La vies, clerk. T 1.1-" feaueol; Maiiageujent. Coiumittt-e reported ou i er, ..»e ou liui tutal average attunuancj during the ¡,IS: ntonth. Tiit scliuolsiof tba board had been exai,lined since previous' meeting, aud the attendances were satis etory to the Government Inspectors, but no repor v«t beeu received S..iuiiiou#e« Were ordered to be taken out again?.! ti ptttntnoi two truant children, both being ieport<-<( < t^m "i,>e4oreat diswio^. u Uie tuo^iou of Mr J. Koberts, aecon'ka b; a t. I Nyo- decided to postpone coi.s a i ak i> applicaiiuh for an increase oj -T J o.-xi, mveting. ••u iu <rta,h- from*-Bfr J. ?■»..»•<' h iu naad axkiu^; for A new monitor <»ol v • > vi.» ttooiaHo altetidauitt at. »oho,x vt?, -u;n: • i io • a i*«it that tbe etficieney of t^e L*utr-\t 1 3.> tfntj' no i ..ftvr' v,;tJ tf '•-> to deier too matter until a;> ha' b my. .• "to"0"* A rhoMth-'il Miday Wa# ordered to b« givnn *• h(,ol eititdTvu, couiiUwaciug on tint eeoond of J Ay.
CORRESPONDENCE. L We do not hold ourselves responsible for the Opinions of our correspondents.] THE MORAL ASPECT OF PONTY- PRIDD ON SUNDAYS. I I To Uta E<li!or of lhe Chronicle. DEAB SIR,—Permit me to express my extreme pleasure at the improved 3iate of thiugs on Sunday pleasure at the improved State of thiugs on Sunday last, in that part of Pontypridd known as "The Tuaibld." Order, sobriety, and decency prevailed | the most fastidious moralist could scarcely bo scan- j lalteed by anything, with, I may say, but a siuyIt- exception which I personally wittie^s.-rl in the streets, where usually so much that is offensive | mc jts the eye. The public may be encournged with I this reflection; the forces of riot and disorder may be coped with. The lesson of Sunday last tcas-hes us chat we need not despair. There is yet a power it, Pontvpridd stronger than the daring and ofivn-uo publican. Hitherto he has set Parliame-it and its statutes at ditiauce the law with its prohibitions he Has systematically ignored the opinions of a reli^io.i.- puohi; he has brushed as so many cobwebs fin one | -side. But on Sunday las: he was confronted with a power which he had to acknowledge. The p lit-emen, ox the scene they kept a vigilant eye on Lij,. movements oi iojiii ^e.v, lie. i giu palaces and semi- Ototheta were hushed and qniet. t 1 heartily congratulate Mr Supt. Mafthews oh tL result of last Sunday's vigilance it clearly (ihuiou -itratcd that he had a force at his command equal to the occasion, and, efficiently managed, Pontypridd tuay become as peaceful and quiet on Sunday as a amaii couutry viilagf. Our Superintendent has now been spared the saddest and bitterest reflection which a public officer can make, namely, that be is not able to discharge the duties of his office, make the law respected, bring delinquents to punishment, and wiu the resp-ct of persons of character, position, and in- flaence iu tills comn. unity. I am, &c., WILLIAM PAJU-V. Pontypridd. To the Editor of the Chronicle. SiR—I should like to say a word or two, if p'D wil kindly allow me to do eo, on the above subject. Any one going through our streets on the Sabbath D", -cannot fail to see some very sad sights, and to hear language too foul for utterance, and wehave long be- h trying to find a wa.y bv which such a state of t could be remedied. Kow, sir, I hope weshallsoon see a change for the better. Last Sunday there WHS an absence of that rowdy Urn and drunkenness to which we have so long beeD accustomed, and quietness aiid decency prevailed in our streets. We are thankiul for this, and trust the magisterial bench will streny then the hands of the Superintendent of Police, and his officers, in their efforts to bring about a bettbr observance of the Sunday Closing Act in Pontypridd. Yoars, (fee., Jaa. CooMr.r s. yFontvpridd, Jane 5, 1338.
YSTRADYFODSG LOCAL BOARD. At the fortuijrhtlv meeti.? of the above Board, ho-d on Friday. at the Pnhlic Oihces, Pentre, there were preaent—Mr D..Kvaus, (in the chair), Messrs J. "Havord. J. D" vie", W. Davies, S. Smith, W. If Math T. Griffiths, E William^, and E. W. Lew i-. A i-tter wa< read fioru the Tramway Construct! Cosupn'.iv askiM' for the return ot the deposit niacin before tfo v con niiiking the line. I' "i'fiv 8nrvey r' Mr J. Av'. Jon^s) was requested to rep jrt oil thsf matter. Dr. JaoifS, nieoicnl (lffi,,t-r of health, presented hi- m-ii-tbly r"i.-ort, allowing the death rate to be 1'.<2, aid (1'; háth r^te J,¡ li. Hod cÚled atteutioll In !1qi-Ct, IJ.ri,.ilià! from ce,titin sewers at Tn- I herbert aad ia the liluudda Fach. Tbp N,k mentioned iu the report.was ordevrd to be dene. t-e'B'tclT 4 Mr \V. H. Mathias presented the finance committee's report, wbid, sbr>w^,i balance in the bank, alter to day's chec nes, of £ 1,492. Mr W. La»lots said he had been requested to brine be;ore the Board the question ot widening the loau oppositfthe Nl*rq,,iis or PLi property at Toltypalitl The Beard would not object to do the work if those interested would find the land. The Inspector ot N idsance- for Nos. 1 a:-id 2 dist) iets reported a fnw eases of fever, and the inspector for No. a district reported that he had vi-iited Mr Colo' premises at Porth occasionally riming the month,id fouud nothing to complain of. He ha.d fouttd a pool of bipod uear Porth slaut;htc r-house,, and he asked for powers «•> proceed, which were granted. Th" Surveyor read a letter from Mr..Archibald Hooà, Liwynpia.consenting to tbe road being widei"-ri Dear tilt/colliery, and saying that the company woi.lii give tbe-land it the Board built a substantial wall. On the motiun of Mr Mathias, seconded' by Mr T Davies, it was resolved tuat the roads coiuniitteavizit the spot.
SAD FATAL ACCIDENT AT lY- NEWYDD. A MAN KILLED BY A TELEPHONE POL! An inquest was held at the Wyndham Arms, before I Mr Keushoie, deputy coroner, on Friday, touchii JJ the death ot George Jones, 3. Steep Street, Chepstow, who met with au accident on the lJ:h oi March, ut Blaencwm. Elisha hili Jonex. 4. Churde Row. Canton, Cardiif, poor law officer, saiti deceased was his brother. lie was two days short of being 21 years of age. He WJlS a titter iu the employ of the Bristol aud South Wahf Telephone Company. He last saw him alive a Week previously. lie was theu unconscious. William Jenkins,|27, Eisteddfod Street, Cardiff, ene of the wiring gang 01 the aforesaid company, said he was a.t work with deceased on the day of the accident.. Deceased was a foreman wireman. On 13th March they were disconnecting the wire at the top of a post at Blaencwm, as cpey were going to remove the post. The earth had been removed from one side of the telephone post. When he removed the secoud wire the pole gave way with him on the top. Mr Edmund Samuel Warburton, surgeon, said ho was called to see the deceased on the 13th of March. He had a bad dcalp w ouud, with wounds about the face, fracture of right thigh, lacerated wound on the left kuee opening into the joint, aud severe injury t( right arm. 1:1. was suffering from concussion ot tht brain. Attended him up to the time of his death on the l2'.)th of May. He died from the effects of tht iujurie" be received. Da.t.i.;t Liptrot, telephone wireman, said he helped to remove decjased from the spot where he fell. Ht was unconscious, and uever rose from the bed upon I which he was placed. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death.'
STEALING BOOTS AT TKEJIEIiBEKT. ROBBING A PAWNBROKER. At Ystrad police court, on Monday, (before the Stipendiary, David Charles was charged with stealing a pair of boots. Nathan ^reucbard, &asist&nt tQ Mr Marks Fine, pawnbroker, Trah<i^,ert, said 014Saturday tbern were boots for sale hanging at tbe door. About half-past 10 li.t night he missed a pair of man's boots. Saw two men outside, and called thani in, auct in> consequence ot -what he told them one went out, aud brought rflouer ia. lie sent for a policeman, aud P.C. John c.ime and &rrouted the prisoners ii Thomas, stoker, said-—J was by the shop with t -u .11, David Charles ea4d'"y.e^'s a. ftue.pait oi, v and he pointed to a pai^ hanging the door* "I'ake tliem." 1 said420^ HA then said— u.'t, I will," and he caqghyhold o( the boots, ■ -1 • ked away with tbe.m. I asked bim fobtiog i but be said be would fidl. 'Oefmidantwas fci: ve: in, and jiaid "Not I kMt Bottling -sidull .1' enchard told, him if he would ttivq the iie would, let him tree, but tiw dwiandwufc vjyve^rvji;* d#nial of any kuowle^K««f Jbo«%9< -cl E Ptvi"-1 proved wr^stin^ defeudai^ On Sanday f '1"1 .t,M* Win in a lane About 200 yard* frt^: M* Trenchard'* shop. Pined SUj, ot to go to prison for 14 days.
WIT AND, HUMOUS. I A vane fowl-A wcathercock. A Dentist's Hi'^n—Drawing, music, and dancing, A man cares little for his wrongs when getting his funeral rites. An Inspiring Sight for it Glazier.—Tho early dawn when it breaks through the windows. What is a neighbourly, sociable man ? One who, when be has half an hour to spare, goas and bothers somebody that hasn't. The dearest spot on earth to me," as the young man murmured when his sweetheart coaxed him into a confectioner's. A foreign journal says Poe's "Raven" was bor- rowed from the Persian. If Poe was alive he would doubtless deny the fowl-as-Persian. Young men," said an old professor, time is money. Remember that."—" So it is," responded a student, and I've spent a gootl deal of it." The chemist is the wittiest of men. He is always ready with a retort, bub ^netimefihe is a little toe precipitate." A queer old gentleman being asked what he wished for dinner, replied, "An appetite, good company, something to eat, and a napkin." It is .reported tha&.an angry passenger threw a porter from a railway carriage. This was probably the biggest tip the porter ever received. A health writer says :—" Sleepless people should court the sun." Those who don't care much about sleep geuerally court the daughter. When Jekyll, the witty lawyer, wa3 asked whab was tho difference between an attorney and a soli- citor, he replied, "About the same tljat exists citor, he replied, "About the same tbat exists between an alligator and a crocodile." "You can't do too much for your employer, man," said somebody to a big-fisted, strong-backed man- of-all-work on a wharf. "Arrah," replied Pat, with j great emphasis, neither will I." Ayoung lady who was recentlyoutdriving became alarmed wlien the horse began to kick, and naively requested berbeau to get out and hold tho animal's lee. If an earthquake were to engulf England to- j morrow,"said Jerrold, "theEnglish would manage to meet and dine somewhere among the 1 ubbisn, just to celebrate the event." i1 Paterfamilias recently came upon a scientific 1 treatise on "The Velocity of Light"; he says he C can understand now how it is that his gas bill runs: up so rapidly. Mike.—" An' what are ye diggin' out that hole for, Pat? Pat.—"Arrah, an' it's not the hole I'm after diggin' out! I'm diggin' the dirt put and laviu' the hole." "Fancy," said Sidney ^raijih to some ladies, when he was told that one of the giraffes at the Zoologi- cal Gardens had caught a cold—"fancy a giraffe with two yards of sore throat!" Charles Lamb Kenny, being on a visit at the sea- side, was asked how he liked the place. "Well," said lie, "I don't see anything particularly strik- ing, except the smacks on the face of the ocean." "Intelligence said the butcher, that dog o' mine was the most intelligent creatur' that ever I travelled on four feet. Why, when he committed suicide lie did it by jumping into the sausagj- machine, so as to save me all the work he could." A woman about to sign a deed was asked by tho notary if her husband compelled her to sign. He compel me to sign," said the indignant woman no, nor twenty like him couldn't) clo euchor thing." "Are you any relation to my sister?" He blushed ] and stammered until the young lady, taking pity on him, solved the matter by saying, "No, but he'd like to be; wouldn't you, Alfred?" Cards will soon be out. I hope you will be lenient with me, judge,' said the thief, as he stood up to be sentenced. I have a good many dependent on me for their sup- 1 port." "Children?" asked the judge. "No, detectives." A young writer asks us if we know "any way by which the imagination can be goaded into a trance-like presentation of strange plots and con- ceptions." Young man, have you ever tried rldiril/In Ireitimui !■ W e have noticed that when a good man marries a good woman, there is a good result. It takes two good ones to make matrimonial goodness. This is not clear ill all eases, because people do not pass for what they are. In a poem 011 Spring, thirty verses long, a poet repeatedly asks, What do the trees say ? If ha would go out and read his poem under the trees we do not believe they would say anything. They would noil and leave. Diner Waiter, how came this sleeve button in my sou j)?" Waiter: Sleeve button ? Is that I so, sir?. Bog pardon. We never give sleeve but- tons in tomato soup only collar buttons. Let me exchange it for you." Agent (to woman at the door)—Have you one of our patent doublo back-action eatch-'em-quick burglar alarms in your house, madam ? Woman— No, sir. We had one awhile ago but a burglar broke in one night and stole it. ily snakes and gracious Artemus WTard once said, there's nothing scarcely I would not 1.1 for my beloved country. I would sacrifice all .ny wife's relations, and most of my own, without 1 pang or a weep, if my country demanded it." All Irish pedlar asked all itineraut poulterer the price of a pair ot fowls. "Six shillillga, sir." "In my dear country, my darling, you might buy them for sixpence a paee.Y Why don't you remain in your own dear country, then ? 'Case we have no sixpences, my jewel," said Pat. A wag, the other day, asked his friend How many knaves do you suppose live in this street be- sides yourself* ?" Besides myself ? replied the other, in a heat, "do you mean to insult me?" Well, then," said the first, "how many do you reckon, including yourself?" Our hearts, our thoughts, our very beinga grow tender with age," said the boarding house- keeper, thoughtfully. "Yes,1** said the new boarder, who was battling with a piece of fowl; but hens do not." The landlady looked as if she saw the point. Lady, to deaf butcher Well, Mr. Smallbones, how do you find yourself, to-day ?" Smallbones ["Well, I'm pretty well used up, mum. Every rib's gone, they've almost tore me to pieces for my shoulders, and I never had such a run on my legs." He was talking business. Papa (soberly) "That was quite a monstrosity [ you had in the parlour last evening?" Maud 1 (nettled) "Indeed! That must depend upon one's understanding of the term 'monstrosity. Papa (thoughtfully) Well, two heads upon one pair of shoulders, for example." On a steamer recently crossing the ocean, a traveller remarked to a very stylish but pale- looking An erieatt belle, What, you sea-sick?" Looking around at the rest of the company lean- ing over liie bulwarks, the unhappy lady faltered out, ï -y-ou don't s-s-suppose I'd be out of fashion, do you ? Now gentlemen," said a jolly bon vivant to his guests, as the ladies left the room "let us under- stand each other are we going to drink like men or like beasts ? The guests, somewhat indignant exclaimed. "Like men "Then" he replied, we are going to get jolly drunk, for brutes never drink more than they want." A young lady at Council Bluffs, U.S., being in- formed by her feller that he intended to cease his attentions, cow-hided him round the room, and, as besprang through Llio open window, told him, with a parting lick, that that would teach him to be more careful for the fixture not to trille with a gentle and loving heart. "Sarah, dear," said a waggish husband to hia wife, if I wore in your place, I wouldn't keep that babe so full of butter as you do." Butter, my deai- I never givuit way butter." No, but you poured about u quart of milk down it this ,'u'tcrnoon, and then trotted it on your knee for m arly two hours. If it doesn't contain a quan- tity of butter, it isn't for want of churning," Charles Lamb is said to have found considerable difficulty ill falling inf o the toutinc of clerkly busi- ttu-s. once, ut the India House, a superior said to iiiiii, "J IIHVU.remarked, Mr. Lamb, that you eimui very late to your dutios." "Yes, air," replied the essayist; but, tluin, I leave so early." The oddnws of the excuse is said to ba ve, silenced the ■ reprov-er. 1 •■ 0i*e rainy day, the minister of Eire was oub visit ing his parishioners, and going along a very t^uddy road he mat,one who was measuring the bread uf fh^ road in a rather zig-zig mauner. Tho minister remarked, It's no good walkiug to- day, ./eems." >\vce.I, minister,' replied Jeeuw, V in c* d'/Tl The delegation ot tlio Hon. Artillery Coinpatijp» haa>rrived at West Point (New York), and pa11. visit to the StaffCollege. A dividend of 2s. per share has been declared by t,116 directors of the Mysore Gold Mining Company Limited, payable on the 20th inafc. Sarah Hornlmnll; will appear at the Lyceum on- July H. ill La Tosca." Mr. M. L. ilayer will be her manager. A hor-'e show, organised by t.lie Belgian Hors^ breeders' Society, will be opened at Brussels Oil UtS; 23rd of next mouth. •« In Baltimore it is proposed to put letter-boxes- on the street cars. This will bring a letter to the post-office from any part of the city in half-an-hour.. Paris is just now indignant over a number of day- light robberie-i-iii;Lisy of them committed under; circumstances.of brutality—in tho Bois de Bologqe. Frogmore House, Windsor Park, is being pre- pared for the recept ion of Prince Henry of Batten- pared for the recept ion of Prince Henry of Batten- burg, whois expected 1.0 arrive therefrom Balmoral^. ( in o/der to al t-end the Ascot Race meeting. J A movement has just been started in the ward of f Ftirringdou Without (of which his Lordship is Alderman) for presenting the Lady Mayoress with an oil painting of the Lord Mayor. At Sevenoaks, a young man named Leonard Bi itlger, a member of the Salvation Army, fell from a ladder, and sustained such shocking injuries tO"- his head that death ensued almost immediately, The Emperor of Germany lias been gtaciouslfr pleased to confer the high Prussian Order Pour le Merita, for science and art, on Sir- Frederick. Leigh ton. Walter Swainsori, landlord of the Lemon, Tree public-house, Bedfordbury, London, has been lined £ 100 and two others £ o0 each, for using tho place-- as a betting house. The St. Albans magistrates have fined a bands- man of tho Salvation Army, named Hill, 10s. ami Dosts for playing a cornet to the annoyance of the inhabitants. Count Stolberg-Wemigerode, Minister of the Imperial Household, will probably bo re placed by Admiral Stosch, who was at o' n "ime spokell of as 1 likely successor to Prince Bismarck. A man named Douglas*, belonging to Kildowney, near Ballymcna, has been arrested and charged'; with the murder of a child, ten mouths old, by drowning it in a pool of water. A telegram from St. Petersburg says Tlia. Imperial Bank of Russia has advanced its rate of discount to t> V percent., and the rate of interest) on advance-" Lo 7! per cent. A telegram from Tangier, says :-The Sultan had v. granted permission Tor the export of bones fcotA Morocco for a period of twelvemonths, commenc- 3 ing on tlio 12th prox. The gardens of the Inner Templo are now open to the pll hlicfrolH six o'clock in the evening until dusk, au 1 will remain open during the months of June, July, and August. An anonymous donor has given £],000, the Duke of Bed (Ol\¡ £ 500, and Mr. R. C. L. Bevan £500, towards the Polytechnic Young Moll's Christian Institute, in Regent Street. AU the underground hauliers at the Tredegar Iron tin I Coal Company have struck work, having an objection to the new special rules. By tho strike 2,500 men are thrown out of employment. The Japanese Government has just despatched another naval mission to this country to visic our arsenals, dockyards, and shipbuilding establish- ments. It is headed by tho Assistant Minister of the Navy. A Roman Catholic priest of New York, has re- ceotiy cured a genuine case of hydrophobia by putting the patient into a vapour bath at extremely t high I empei at ure, with the result that all the poisoa was drawn out, through the pores. About 1,4'fi) platers and riveters employed in the-, shipbuilding trade -it, Hartlepool have ceased work, pending the settlement of the trade dispute in tho North,"which involves an advance of 12 £ per cent* iu wages. A large whale, which was basking in the sun- shine on the waters surface, has been washed ishore on Hherkin Island,.near Cape Clear. The hide was ebbing, and the creature stranded higU. t I and dry. A tohiOTiim from Rome says :-A convict in the prison at Rt-ggio d'Emilia during a fit of madness killed a warder with a knife, and also severely wounded the i»overiu>r, t,ho assistant-governor, fotif warders, and a iunxw-posooer. Replying to a resolution condemning compensa- bion to publicans, passed at Bury, Sir Henry James said thai, he desired to retain his freedom of actiol) unfeUjCtod until the question is practically dealt with. A telegram from Malta says :—An Austrian iron- clad squadron, consisting of the Custozza, the flag- ship of Admiral Manroni, the I'rinz Eugen, the- Erzher/.o'_j Ferdinand Max, and the Leopard, baa- arrived from Sioily. A Vienlla correspondent, telegraphs that the price. of cigars and tobacco, wliich is a State monopoly in Austria Hungary, has been suddenly increased by Ministerial decree, is s )me cases by as much as 25 per cent. Five hundredweight of rico seems an immense order for a series of wedding volleys, but this- amount was actually discharged tit an extremely papillar nuptial pair not long ago in their progress to tho railway station. A telegram from St. Petersburg states that the serious illness is announced of General Tcherevine* Commander of the Imperial Escort and Chief ot. the Okrana, a voluntary association for the protec- tion of the Czar. At the Bilston Police Court, David Caddick, pitrkeeper. has been tined 94 and costs for offences utider the Contagious Diseases Act, by removing;, (Jigs out of an infected into uninfected districts,, and moving a healthy pig into an infected district. The official returns of the shipment of pig iron. from'Middlesbrough for May show an unprecedented total, viz.; 107,824* tons, the nearest month's :p proach to that amount in the past having bet:11 I in 1861. TLtC increase is mostly to foreign. destinatii.us. A telegram from Rome states that the Pope hafr approved the acts of the plenary synod held at Pekin last year by a number of bishops from North-Eastern China, and also the Jicts of the plenary synod of tho Roman Catholic bishops ot. Scotland. A woman in a poor position of life, living im Wordsworth Street, West Brighton, has given birth to three chilcfrell-two boys and a girl—ali of whom, with the mother, are progressing well. The C'ueeii will bo applied to for her customary gift. of money. At-t ho linw St reet (London) Police Court, George Young, of l'>8, Fetter Lane, was fim.d JE20 foi diluting beer, and for similar offence* the following- fines were imposed David Windsor, of 3d, Clmr- ing Cro-'S Road, £ 20; Thomas Hattimord, of Lower W hiteeross Street, CIO; and William,Charl- ton, of -M, i'at lingdoii Street, £ 20. A Paris correspondent telegraphs thnb the Gorman authorities in Alsace are carrying out; their instructions to the letter if- refusing I,n-allow- foreigners unprovided wil h passports bearing the visa of the German Embassy in Paris to crosoI the frontier. Twenty-seven persons have been turned, back on this account. The county mai.M-tnlt.es at Church, neat' Aceringlon, have fined Mr. Arthur Thorp, secre tary of the Church Conservative Club. 5s. in three eases for conduct ing a lot tery in connection with, the club, about which Mr. Bradlaugli lecontly. asked a question ill I'lic f taloils- Several other persons for aiding tin 1 abetting watie. ordered to pay costs. An extraordinary experiment lias been made at1 Bone, in Algeria, after the execution of t, native who had murdered his brother nnd Ihe- lal.ter's wife an I father-in-law. As the head felll from the guillot ine a doctor took it up and spokeuo few word*. We are assured that various move-, luentsof the man's eyes and moiJih seemed toshow^l that the words had been heard and understood.. A wngular robbery has been fit Smr,,i, borough. A house in Queen Street is undergoing* some repairs, 1111.1 a man dressed as it workman entered with others employed! there, and aftet' Peeuring several valuables quiet ly Walked out again. The «.o|»nuts of the house ati'l f,ho V.-orktuen rtf- fi>rred to, believing the man had' a' right to bft■ there, did not lake ;'at-Uco);tr huMco uf him. and! he got clear off. A a inquest has been held at Manchester on-lho body of the infant child of a boot repairer UAinu<|j; Gopdison. Thfl child had been-wckly, andanrly j one morning the father went downstairs u> trot«o*u>- soothiug syrup, by mistake took a bottle of «HIV- httlic acid and gttva the child a d<we. The chilil:- .1iatlln the evening. A verdict of deat h from mis** i.tlvmttnre w*A returti&.f, but the Vtrot.i were ro-1 fH'ituaadcd for cureledei»ea<3k. I