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WALES A Mi i ELSHMEN.

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WALES A Mi i ELSHMEN. Llandudno's request for a charter of incorpora- tion has been refused. A milk-vendor living at Builth has been fined X2 for selling adulterated m lk. At their conference at Newport the Calvinistic Methodists of Wales elected the Bev. Dr Cynddy- lan Jones, Cardiff, as their president for 1894. A correspondent states that engineers are busy surveying and levelling a route for a light railway it is proposed to make from Llandudno over the Great Orme. For using very" profane language in the public street of Builth, Elizabeth Pryce, was fined ten shillings and costs, the Bench taking a very lenient view of the case. The death of Mr Morgan Lloyd, Q.C., took place somewhat suddenly at his residence, The Grange Brook Green, and the funeral took place on Friday afternoon at Paddington Cemetery, Willesden. A strongly worded resolution in favour of the attitude taken up by the Welsh members towards the Government in relation to Weloh Disestablish- ment w, a passed at the annual meeting of the Welsh Baptist Union, held at Llanelly. At a meeting of the Holyhead Local Board it was determined to take action with the view of convincing the Government of the economy of time and money that will come from the American mails being landed at Holyhead instead of Queenstown. Mr Richard Davies, County Court clerk, was found dead in his office at Conway. An inquest was held, at which it was found that he had com- mitted suicide by taking carbolic acid. The deceased bought the poison from a chemist, stat- ing that he proposed to use it for disinfecting purposes. The chief poem at the eisteddfod in Chicago had for its subject "Jesus of Nazareth," the prize being 500 dols. and a gold medaL This has 11 been carried off by the Rev Evan Rees (Dyfed), of Cardiff. Chief actor in the chairing ceremony was Hwfa Mon, years ago known as the bard of four chairs, and probably now the holder of many more. Nearly all the miners of South Wales having now resumed work, the soldiers are being gradually withdrawn from the districts on which they were billeted. At Tumble, Carmarthen- shire, however, where so much ill-feeling has been created by the importation of blacklegs" from Scotland and Northumberland, the military are still stationed. The members of the Colwyn Bay Local Board continue up in arms against the attempt of the railway company to acquire the foreshore. At the monthly meeting it was resolved to call a public meeting to consider the matter. OiL behalf of the Local Board evidence will be given before the Land Commission to the effect that any such pro- ceeding on the part of the railway company will ender house property almost valueless in Colwyn Bay and Colwyn. At the Rhyl Licensing Sessions strong opposi- tion was offered by the temperance party led by the Rev Thomas Shankland, to the renewal of a large number of the licenses. A chief ground of objection was the number of back doors many of th houses have. The magistrates did not see their way to refuse the renewals on this ground, but the objectors were at least successful to the extent of securing that several of the objection- able doors shall be closed. Mr Adolphus Seebohm, a Manchester gentle- m n, was at the Anglesey Petty Sessions con- victed of having had certain wild birds in his tiossesion, in contravention of the provisions of the Wild Birds Protection Act. The magistrates imposed only a nominal penalty, as they found that the defendant, who admitted having shot the birds, had done so through having been misled by a placard issued at the Bangor branch of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the very society which now caused him to be summoned. The colliers of the Wrexham district of North Wales held a mats meeting on Wrexham race- course, and passed resolutions expressive of loyalty to the Miner's Federation and of deter- mination to continue to resist in an orderly man- ner the unreasonable demands of the coalowners. A letter was read from Mr W. Graig, a coalowner, in the course of which he stated that he hoped no one would be so brutal as to desire that the men should be beaten by actual starvation. He sent a cheque for £ 10 in aid of the starving miners and their wives and children. The ship Beeswing, owned in Portmadoe, arrived! at Queenstown in a battered condition from Buenos Ayres, with a cargo of wheat. Captain Griffiths reports that on the 27th August the ves- sel was struck by a cyclone, and narrowly escaped foundering. The chief officer, Mr John Williams, I Portmadoc, was struck by a heavy sea, washed overboard and drowned. Mountainous seas broke along the decks, flooded the cabins, stove in the deck-houses, broke to pieces three lifeboats, and smashed the bulwarks and stanchions. Every- thing moveable on the decks was swept overboard and the sails torn to ribbons. IMSOSTANT INVENTION IN CAKCKTDGS MANU- IPACTup.it.-The great diversity of industries car- ried on in Bristol is a subject of frequent re-nark, but it is not generally known that one of the busiest of the minor manufactures of the city is the cartridge making industry of Messrs T. Page Wood and Co. At their factory in Lawford-street, St. Phillips, this firm has been working for some time a machine for the automatic loading of all kinds of cartridges, which is likely to mark an entirely new era in the history of this manufac- ture. As most people who have anything to do with firearms are only too well aware, the system at present adopted by the majority of cartridge manufacturers is confined entirely to manual labour, with the result that the'e can be no guarantee of exact accuracy in the loading of cartridges of a particular kind. The importance of such accuracy is not so great in the case of sportsmen as of military men, but with the latter it is a matter of the greatest moment that the charge of every cartridge should be exactly similar. as otherwise target shooting is rendered far more a matter of chance than is at all desirable. The inequality of the charges in the cartridges used at "Risley has often been loudly complained of by Volunteers and others, and the value of mathe- matical accuracy in this patticular, such as is ab- solutely secured, by Mr Page Wood's invention, cannot be over-estimated. So far for the improve- ment from he consumer's point of view. The great use of the machine in the eyes of a manu- facturer is, of course, the immense saving of labour which it affects. Th e average rate of production for three men working by hand may be put down at 600 cartridges per hour, while the machine driven by a small ga3 engine and worked by a 1 couple of men, will produce a good 3,000 an hour. So absolutely similar is the load of each case that ] the firm undertake that every cartridge produced by them contains within three or four of 304 shots to the ounce and an eighth. Similar accuracy is obtained in the load of powder, as we have already po pointed out. The cartridges i," present being manufactured by the machine are a patent of the firm, their speciality being that the shot wad is several sizei smaller than the bori.- of the gun, an arrangement which reduces the obstruction to the passage of the lead along the barrel to a mini- mum, and consequently enormously dimin:shes the recoil of the gun. Messrs Page Wood and Co. have already sent out over 100,000 of these patent cartridges this season, and orders continue to ar- rive from all parts of the country. To return to the machine, we venture to predict that a great future lies before it. It is the result of eight years experiment by Mr Page Wood, who may well be congratulated upon the success of his efforts. We believe shot wa3 first invented in Bristol, and it is fitting that so important a de- velopment in the manfacture of cartridges should emanate frJm a local firm.-TURNER BROS., IRONMONGERS, NEWTOWN, have been ap- pointed SOLE AGKNTS FOR THIS COUNTY, and invite sportsmen to call and see the cartridges, or send for samples.

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