WELSH CONGREGATIONALISM. EAST GLAMORGAN QUARTERLY I MEliTING. On Wednesday, In very unpropitious wenther, the quaiteriy meetiug in connection with the E'ist Glamorgan Welsh Congregational Associa- tion was held at Watford's Chapel, situate on the mountains "bout a mile from the historic town of Caerphilly. Watford's Church, which is at present under the charge of tlie Rev. D. G. Rees, Whitchurch, is one of the oldest Nonconformist Churches in Wales, having been founded in the year 1662, nt which time services were held in the different home- Blende situate ou the mountains. In the year 1739 a chapel was built to meet the convenience of wor,hipper., wheiein services have been regularly held up to the present time. It was at Watford that tho Calviniuic Methodists held their first nssociution (u S.issiwnp), tiie mode- rator being the late celebrated Rev. George Whitfield, and at which the late giants of Nonconformity, viz., the Rev. Daniel Rowlands (Llangeitho) and the Rev. William Williams (Pantycelyn), were present. Tiie business of th* meeting commenced nt ten Ti,e bu.i,?s f th? ?eet! fi? y pr idd ) cl?air- o'clock, the Rev. W. J. Morris (Poniypridd), chair- man for the yearpi ending. There were also present: —The Revs. J. Davies, Taihirbn; D. Richards, Caerphilly; D. G. Rile", Whitchurch; M. Jones, Tynewyd'd; R. E. Williams, Cilfynvdd; W. Mor- gan, Llan; E. Gronow, Pontypridd; II. P. Jenkins T. Davies, Cwmpiiik; Ll. 3. Davies, Trewilliam T. Jones, Maendv; J. Lliawelyii, Llantrisant; C. T. Thomas, Groeswen; W. C. Davies Liant risant; T. George, Dinas; and J. C. Evans,Gilfach; and the fol- lowing laymen Messrs. T. Thomas, Ty'nywem; J.Thomas, Watford; T. Morgan, Watford; W. John, Watford; Di. Davies, Watford; W. E. Evans, Bonvilstone; — Waiters, Efail hllf; Thomas John, Whitchurch; and Skivens, grocer, Cardiff. The CHAIRMAN, in opening the proceedings, briefly dwelt upon the history of the Watford Church. The SECRKTARY (the Rev. Mr. Williams, Hafod) then read the minutes of the last quarterly meet- ing, which were confirmed. TUB GBANT TO THR CHUIiCHRS. The grant 10 the Churchts was discussed, and it was decided that the sum of £100. collected towards liquidating the chapel dfbts in the dis- trict, should be apportioned its follows, subject to the Churchts to which grants were voted contri- buting the amounts placed opposite their nitmes:- Church Grant. Contributions. £ £ Gilfach Goch 15 55 Llwyuypia 15 &5 Trewilliam 10 90 C..p.,k 20 45 Cwntugney 10 M T.'nyr?it t0. 40 Pon\vc«own 4 — Ciifynydd 6 r:j'jj-: 1 iJ.: i !hrry. 6. M Xnyshlr 6 95 TheTBBASUUEB llllr, Thomas, Ty'nywem) sub- mitted an uCcount of the financial position of the as^ocittior, which was deemed satisfactory. LKTTKKS OF DISMISSAL. It was resolved that letter* of "Himsj-al be given to the ltevs. O. M. Rabins (Cathay*), who has re- moved to Pwllheli, and Jones (Potth), who has undertaken a pastorate at Beihsiua (Pem.). On the proposition of the R«;v. J. DAVIES iTaihiiion), it was decided to cordially «ccept the Rev. Mr. Gronow (Pontypridd) into the associa- tion. SECESSION 07 NONCONFORMIST MINISTJCB5 TO THB CHUHCH. The SECBETAKY read it resolution which bad been pished at the Welsh Congregational Uuion at Wrexham, protesting against the charges of the Bi.-hops of Llandaff and St. Asaph against Nonconformist ministers viz., that they were continually knockiug at the door for admission into the Established Church. and suggesting that every district conference throughout Wales should devise some scheme wheveby each minister in the district should sign a protest declaring the charge, as fir as he was concerned, to b. unfounded. The Rev. V. J. THOMAS proposed that such a pro- tect be signed. Ti»e XeV, J. JONES (Maendy) seconded the pro- posal, urging that an opportunity would tbu. be given to young ministers t > show that they were innocent of the charge. Suspicion would never be attached 10 their older ministers, but it could easily fall on the young preachers, and in common justice to them they should be given this oppor- Lunity tor protesting. The R.iv. R. E. WILLIAMS concurred. The Rev. J. DAVlkS (Taihirion) thought that by taking such a course they would be advertising the Cnurch and thus bringing it into more pro mi- nence. He ail?o thought ihat it would please the h:¡f 1:U;;gle 'ctn:rst:: got at loggerheads over such proposals. Therefore, it would be the wiser course not to discuss the matter. He had received overtures to go over to the Church, but he was still au.ongst them, and be intended t, remain with them. Several other mini., em concurred, and the pro- posal was rejected by a IDHjarityof eleven votes. KLECnON OF CHAIRMAN. Tlie Rev. J. E. Ev&na (Githch Uoch) ?M elected chairman for the ensuing year by a large majo- I r'ty. NRXT QUARTERLY KRRTING. I I It was decided that the next quarterly mactingI I be held at Cwmpark in January. I TESTIMONIAL TO A MINISTER, I The proposal ot the Church at Taihirion to pre- sent the Rev. J. Davies with a testimonial, after 40 rears' faithful service, received the cordial assent of the meeting. CHAIRMAN'S ADDRESS. In vRcFtiing tire chair, the CHAIBMAN delivered a thoughtful address on u The Future of the Con- gregutionul Miuistry in Wales." He was confident that, despite the altered circumstances, the pulpit would siill continue to retain its hold on the attention of the Welsh people, and that in the future the ministry would be as powerful and as pure as in the past. Tiie only danger he apprehended arose from the desire of the Churches In England to secure Welsh preachers. Siiouli this continue, they In Wales could not but suffer greatly for, as a rule, it was their most promising young men who were tempted to leave tire Principality for the C mgregational Churches of England. He apprnhrnded no danger whatever from seces- sion to di* Church, Be urged the Churches to 1 exercise great care in raising young men for the pulpit, and advised that at a denomination they should prepare for a more thorough training of thfir ministers in future, considering the fast changing condition of the Principality. The address was well received, and the meeting closed with the usual votes of thanks.
CARDIFF QUARTER SESSIONS. The Cardiff Michaelmas Quarter Sessions will be opened at the Town-hull to-day (Thurdsday) before the Recorder, Mr. Benjamin Francis Williams, Q.C., whrn some thirty prisoners will be brought up for trinl. The calendar includes fifteen cases of theft, four of unlawfully wounding, two of malicious assault, three of embezzlement, two of obtaining money by false pretences, and one of receiving ctolen goods.
WHERE THE CHURCH SUR- PASSES THE CHAPEL. PLAIN TRUTHS BY MR. THOMAS GEE. "Churchman" writes to the Times:—The sub- joined paragraph is extracted from an article which appears in Mr. Thomas Gee's Radical organ, the Banner and Times Iff Wales. Ii seems to me not unimportant as the voluntary testimony of a pro. mineut Liberationist leader:- "One particular point in which the Established Church fa surpaases lh chapels is the sauedneM in which she holds let buildings for religious puiposes. The place of worship to her la simply anil solemnly the House of God/ and nothing but worshipping tlie Most High is tolerated within the walb. There >» 110 buying <«nd selling and making il d. f ill their places of worship. • We Noncon- formists do not care a straw what takes plltc in our chapeia. Many of our chapels are no Oeiter than theatres, where all kinds of drau1B.!Ii are performed, and where 1cture8l\re delivered 011 all subjects, and many of these of very doubtful character **nd wholly UII" worthy of a oousecrawd building. Literary m«ting8 are held iu them of-times, ratuy of a moøt deb.tko.1. immoral, ami corrupt nature. In the majority of c?s'. ,he minisur is th ch.irmau (or 'conductor), b.?.,I"g the vehicle of all kinds of ?las and gu?ip he may "ri,, the audience to & merry .-d. ?n? th., more I..ght?r aud lightness be Can b,i,?g to l?-. U? b??r. Nothing but hUMt?d fmproptrbM*H.)?t come from the pulpit. If we go M "'e Mme ch?ptt on the Sunday morni?M?win?. the mme IDau will be in the pulpit, appearing as rtu&lou, ad sanctimonious .'??'he'"h'? 'be? f..t..g <Tr ?O d.?. and bad never done ant?Mnt; to cause a .mU., 'But i n this Ch ..h 1.. pAt.om t.c us, and 1. 1. ahead 01 us moral aeLlon,
THE MILK SUPPLY OF CARDIFF. AN OUTBREAK OF TYPHOID \ND SCARLATINA IN THE RURAL DISTRICTS. MILK AS A MEDIUM OF I INFECTION. STARTLING STATEMENTS BY THE MEDICAL OFFICER. At the monthly meeting of the Cardiff Ruril Sinitary Authority, lielA on Wednesday afternoon, Dr. Prichard submitted his report, wherein it was stated that during the month of September 5$births (29 males and 25 females), giving a tatepf3382perl,000,and27aeath9,equattu 16-91 per 1,000. had been r?'"t?''d m the rural districts. Of the death. cleven were under twelve months and six wero upwards of 60. Since the last meetina of the board 64 cnse. of notifiable dismiss had occurred, viz., 52 of scarlatina, eight of typhoid, and one each of con- tinued fever, puerperal feVtT, membranous* croup, and erysipelas. Ilie typhoid fever cases were distributed as followsLlandaff (Maindy) one and Whitchurch sevet-viz, Ty'nypnrk 3, Long-row one, and Philog-terrace three. He hnd investi- gated the and clIne to the conrlu- sion that they piobably originated ftom defective drains, bad ventilation, and offensive smells coming from piggeries, &?. The scarlet fever cases occurred in the fo lowing parishes:—Ltancarvan one, St. Andrew's lour, Llandaff three, Radyr four, Pentyrch five, Whit- church 22, R,dyr ton, and Llnnedarne three. Tlie three cases of typhoid fever at Ty'nypark sickcned simultaneously, which fact would suggeat infec- tion at the SalliO time, and probably through soma medium in the form of food and drink. The water supply was of p"or quality, and the milk might be tainted, as the water supply of the furm from which the milk was got was detective and the farmyard was in a filthy condition. He gave instructions to boil the water and scald II", milk before using for drink- ing. It was to be iegr?tted that tllt-Y had no hospital i t infectious diseases t" which these wight be sent, as the mortality of persons suffer- ing from enteric fever when nursed in badly- veutila.red cottages was often very Iligh. Owing t,") the outbreak, I:e had written to the chairman of tho school board* of Hildvr alld liwllelodyg"rth, asking them to (I!ornuhly disinfect their schools. He had received letters stating that his request would be complied with, Ile a*Ked that the %? "i church schools should be closed for a mouth or six weeks. In connection with the outbreak of Scarlatina, the report continued that, finding leveral persons attacked were supplied with milk Jroiu the same dealer, he mado inquiry, nd found that the lid who delveied he wille had only recently recovered rom an attlck of the lever. He called upon the ",aler and pointed out to him his re,ponslbility is a milk dealer. Themau tilell promised that the id should not again be allowed near the house, o that he should not touch even any of the uiilk lans or other uiensils. The dealer was also told lhat if a suspicious case occurred in Ins house t must be reported to the mediclII officer imme- diately. He had, however, since learned that one of the children, if not ill at the time, must have soon afterwards sickened with scarlatina. fto medical uiiin was called in, and the case was nut reported to him, but it WNS kept as quiet as pos-ible. He had evidence to prove that after the child was sufficiently recoVerelllO walk sbout sue was sent to deliver milk to custuu.crt and at a time when the cuticle was peeling off her hands. He considered tni* an offence which should not be allowed to pa.*s by unpunished,and he advised that summary pr meetings >hould be taken against the dealer, Mr. Daniel Thomas, Masons' Arms Inn, Whit- church, under Section 126 "f the Public Health Act, 1875, foi exposing a p -rbon in his charge in street or public place while suffering from a dangerous infectious disease, and also under the Dairie,, Cowshed?, and Milk Trades Order of 1885 Act (Article ix.), for allowing a person so suffering to handle milk vessels and assist iu the trade.-1'h. report of Dr. Prichard was adopted, and it was decided to take proceedings againtt the mau Thomas. A SUGGESTION FROM DR. FJDDIAN. TO THE KD1TOK OF THE h WESTEBN MAIL. SII:1,-Your efforts to improve tile mtlk supply 01 Cardiff are worthy of the highest praise. 1 would offer a suggestion which, perhaps, you may think worthy of notice. If you act upon the hope ot reward and tho desire f«>r muccesr, its well us on the fear of punishment, you may possibly attain very great results. I suggest that there should be a periodical examination at very irreguhr inter- vals and with the greatest secrecy, so as to avoid the possibility oF bribery, and then publish the names of four or five milk dealers who supplied the best. Place them in the order of merit, so that we may know who sells toe best article. The immediate result would be an increase of custom to the ones at the top, and, if continuously success- ful, they would bo able to command higher prices. If the whole milk supply were examined the test would be a conclusive one, but, if only a part, then the names of those examinod would need t, be published. Or you might take a district at « time. I would, timv.fore, 1"ÜV0a.te with you, sir, increased stringency of examination and the punishment of oftenJero. But authorities, accord- ing to ii very olu hook, exist not for that purpose only, but also for 4,tu* praisA tf them that du ?e?"-t?)'. ?c, AmXANDERF.FIDDiAX. 23. The Walk, Cardiff. Oct. H. THE CASE OF THE HONEST DEALERS TO THE EDITOR OF "JHK WESTERN MAIL" 811<1 hope, sur, yo" will allow nle to give my opinion, as one navmg I liLt considerable expe- rlence in the miik trade and occupying lhe posi- tion (which is a lesponsib e one) of pub-inanagtr in the employ of the Cardiff Milk Supply Compant for many years, and responsible for Rllmilk that goes out from their premises. I think, in common fairness to the company and to all honest indi- vidual traders, that thu names of those traders who had tampered with the milk should bo published, and nnlo", this is done it will be a great injustice to the honest trader. 1 may also assert that your heading 11 Cardiff Milk Supply 11 is misleading, although not intentionally, but many of out customers and also many others think that the attack is intended against the company only. I quite agree with you when you ask," what are the local authorities doing ? Perhaps they are gone to the country for a few weeks' outing. I think that honest traders would be only to pleased t,> get thorn to take sampl little oftener than they do, also, although I flU) not an advocate of Sunday labour, but, in my opinion, they should take samples on Sundays, as there i* more milk sola on that day than any other day in the week. I think, myself, there ought to b L, a man appointed for the work, doing nothing else, J may oay thllt I take samples by the cream testers every day, and have always found from 10 to 15 per cent. ot cream. In conclusion, I hope the authorities will have their eyes open during this winter, as an honest trader cannot compete with those who tamper with the milk.—-I am, &c., 95, Treharris-street, Ro-ith. H. DAVIES. [It is scarcely necessary for us to say that our comments bear, not on any particular company, but on the general supply otmilk at Cirdiff. The coincidence of a company currying on business under precisely the samw name as the houdline chosen by ns is certainly unfortunate, and we regret it. Wo hope H i-' explanation will dispose of the mistake inferred to by Mr. Davie., For obvious reasons, wo do not feel disposed to disclose Ihe ""mes of tbø de.lols in adulterated milk,- ID. W.M. | WHAT ARE THE AUTHORITIES DOING? '1'0 THK KDITOtt OF THIS WESTEUN MAIL. SIR-The entire p •pulation ot CHdltl owe:ol you a deot of gratitude tor tile spirited way ill which you have taken up the question of milk adulteration. It is not right that a matter of this kind should be left to be t'ken up bY-If you will allow me to use the torm—outsiders. What are the authorities doing ? On reading Ih.. rep:>rt. of the analyst on your Samples I find that in 25 per cent, of the cases con- vidians couh\ h,.ve bt-en obtained. It a news- i paper .u detect so much adulteration in one morn- ?' ??s it ,?, ?t,-ik? you thut the authorities are .c ,sg in their duty to the public when they can 5nly show about a dozen mictions for the whole year? The health committee have a large staff 01 inspectors at their uisposal, then why nol utilise them? If they are overworked, let the number he increased as vou suggest. Surely, it is better to spend 30s. or 40s. a week more than to øllnw (becoming generation to be fed on the un- wholesome conc Iction which some of the milk retailers a* II for pure milk. I hope, sir, you wili not rest till yulI get the nuth\lrittC3 to exhibit some ;imouut of seriousness in dealing with a mutter of so much imporlance.-( am. &c., ￼ MILK BUYER. Kind's-road, Cardiff, Oct. 14, LETTER FROM AN INVALID. J TO HIE EDITOR OF THK WKSTEKN MAIL. Siit, — On behalf of inva11dS 1 write 10 mana r,u fciMoerolv fÜl" the very great service you Itavé endered invalids hy your advocacy of n pure milk supply. I have l'ren an invalid for many months, aul1, us milk form5t 1\0 important item of 1IY diet, you may ima.gine I take an interest in its quality. I have found much difficulty in obtain* iuggood midland several times 1 have changed1 my miik .Pller, but ??ti? hIt'" .ucce8, fnr I can never d« per.J open the milk b,i?g al?.y. go ?d. nfv?'d.p?-.Lt upcntht'n.i?beinnatwayago'd. the matter, I dare ,a, the public officials will show more activity. If they do—and it w ill be a dis- graceful thing if they don't—the milk se'li-rJ will get more carefi.l about the qualify of the com- modity they sil.-Api. thanking you for the great service you have done, I am, Lc. i INVALID. Newport-toad, Cardiff, Oot. 14. TH; ECONOMICAL ASPECT. TO THE KDITOtt OF THE WESTERN MAIL. Siu,—As a former letter of mine was the means of initiating in your toiumus what has proved to bo?extw.rdin? expire of ?he bad milk as 6o)d.?rdin'.Imay he permitted to ,i,. g,?i., !vaaJ Jtlurs lJavtI ap,ered ill your paper by ,.nd on behJkH of the mitkv?nd.rs. Some of thes hMe..hownt?we:.kn?ofth.detence.?w? f tl,, qu,,Iit?, -,?d -f.p.r. ?.ilk. Nt.ari'v.ti hav..heco.no-my-?'op-to-?I flavour ?uu the. ami it would seem as if the vendors h'lve been trying to act a cI"'p advett?emen) F?)r .?.pi!-?M..jMesM?. "Ourmuk8hows8_ per cent, of cream." Nonsense. The «n"lyst is satis- lied if he gels 3 per cent. A Mr, Waiker say. it costs 12s. or 14s. per week to keep Cows. Does he noi know tlnit all iiuthorities are agreed tlvit a cow can be kept, all tiie year round for evory three acres of land at, say, £ 2 an acre rental. Which i. nearest tliu mark, 2s. 61. or 14;. per week i Tiiev sy i hat. milk cannot be sold at profit at 3J per quart all the year. 1 maintain it can, and pure milk to boot. Mr. VVntkins's cows, he says, are milked twite a day. Has he not in his long ?Xp i-ienie known peisons in the trade at Cardiff wli j milked thrice a d?y, tn?de butter, but M)d no skim milk, and who it one time in their lives cculd not have fiiven change for a JE5 note, but Who l'ould now retire ?—I am, kc., n"- ONE WHO KNOWS. Riverside, Cardiff, Oct. 14.
NEWPORT HARBOUR COM- illISSIONELIS. SIlt CIEOKGK ELLIOT AND THE ALEXANDRA DOCK CHARGES. The ..?ti,ly meeting of the Newport Harbour I Commissioners was i?.;d .,? ll,d.d?,y, man (Alderman H. J. Davis) presiding. CniHOtS AT NEWPORT DOCKS. Alr. W. K HBAED, who drew aiiei.tion to tile falling off in the trade of the p irt, read a letter from Messrs. Riiluvds and Co., shipowners, of Swansea, which bristled with complaints of the high charges at Newport, for towage, for crews, for dock charges, and for gridirou dues. Dmiii!! tile last iwo year ihe ships of the firm had left £ 10,284 at Newport, and yet the owner. were ch"r"\1 tive for opeuing the Alexatiura Dock gates to enable a siiip to go on the gridiron or in a dry dock. The ship returned to the dock atif.rw.irds for her cargo, uud paid the full dues, amounting to 9d. p, r ion. The charges for self trimming .tealller. weie also asserted to be half- penny per ton in excess 01 those at neighbouring ports. Mr. Heard concluded by moving That the continued 1058 of rVenlle to the commis- sioners render it necessary to examine into the causes Of such lo??. ?"I fit thL representations made by .Mr. Heard be ef,, :ed to the arbou r wmkscommtttee. h, 10. GlIOV" seconded the motion. Mr. Mounts* denounced the five guinea charge, an d said t was necessary to improve t,,e river I ]ma:n:¡I,s the rv:;nb718ftl l that competitive accommodation might be offered to ships coming to the port. He quoted an instance "here 1\ shipowner had been charged £20 by the Alexandra D -ck Company for nothing. The owner of the ship said to him, Mr, Mord..y, Uris i the last time I shall ever bring a ship to Newport." Ilr Coi.BoiiNK said there was a little sunshine in the matier ot ihe falline-off of revenue, and tin* was that the principal loss WU ou the decrease of 250,000 tílll on the import of iron ore, and a lalling-off of 60,000 on i lit) export of iron. Coal, pitwood, and till..pl1es showed au increatm for the nine months. lie agreed that any charge made either by the Alexandra Dock Company or the railwny companies which Hncte1 the revenue of the co"nimi»ion was a fit subject to reler to the coi'imiit. e, but lie did not think it ought 10 be allowed to go forth that Ihe INde of the port w., V¡ni8hin, when in the most imponant Irde, that of coal, Newp "t hnd been holding ils OWII. Mr. MAWSON said the port was sulfering from want or facilities at the Alexandra Dock. Mr. J. L'Wl!"NCE s>lid lie was a director of the Alexandra Dock Company, and promised that he would do what he coulJ to obtain a lemission of the five guinea charge. Mr. CARNEY denied that the townga charges were high, and said that Mossrs. Richards' lio its employed one firm's tugs to the exclusion of all others. The motion was carried. THE DUfcDOKB. The question of the dredger was afterwards di?. cu,sed, Mr, J. R. JACOB p?.P.,i.g t,.? appointment of a peclal rommitiee to carry out rso otion passed on the 29th of Atml I..?t. This resolution was that Ir. Vernon Harcourt be authorised t, prepare specificaiions, so thai tend.ls might b. invjted to :-cure a dndger a9 speeùi1¡ as p ).?bl,. Mr. SASDKRS seconder. Mr. A. It. BKAR informed the board, on the authority of lr. G. I. Jones, that it was Sir George Elliot's ^determination to apply for an injunction to stop any dredging of the river should the com. misiollel's f.oml11tmCti such an undertaking. He though I his assertion should be made public. Mr. WARD thought tlral it the Alexandra Dock Compmy lelt iliemselves damaged by any c"n. templated dredging their accredited representa- tives should come to the toird and say fo. He was sure the board did not desire to hurt the dock companv or any O' her trading company. If Ii?- UMre 'i?iot?dr?)!ythrc?)'nedUMtcom'Dis- sion—that was the fir3t time he had heard of it—l e s?outdcomet-?heb.'trd's meeting, as he hiulseH wa, a member, and give them the benefit of his asl5tance. Sevrrd other gentlemen spoke fUI" and against the motion. Mr. E. GROVE dissented from the interference of the Corpora,ion of Newport, and asked th.t the 'mmittce mli?ld be nlargej. SUGGESTED PILOTAGE MASTK3. The harhour improvement alld Parliampnlury committee further dlscused the a¡Jp0intment of K p,lqtage master. The .it,e? i--?l-g carefullv consi Tered the coire^pondence between tho boar i and the pilotage commissioners, and a1s) letters submitted to them by Mr. Heard, recommended that the board again press upon the p?ota?ebo?rd the n?ee-sity of appointing a pilot master f"r the port, and the clerk Louhl tie instructed to write to the different ports for information as to the duties usually "pei formed by ptl >t masters, the salaries paid, and for any information which might be of service to the commissioners.
REVISION COURTS. HAVEKFORDWJESI'. The following is the result of the levision of the I lists of voters for the borough of Haverford- west PARLIAMENTARY. Cons. Lib. gains, gains. Conservative new voters Inserted on listl through overseers 42 Liberal new voters inserted on list. through ovelsera — 17 Ub-talB struck off lists by over- ,,e 's 31 Conservatives struck off lists by over- seers 23 Freemenadded to Hit through town j s clerk "0"0' 6 1 Conservative freemen struck off Hit. — 1 Liberal freemen struck off list .» 3 New claims sustained in court, 18 4 JJberal objettiulls sustained "0" 1 Cun5er\"ativb objections 5uAtij,lueù 1 101 47 41 Net &.in 61
SERIOUS ACCIDENT 'lO MR. WAIN, OF PENARTH. Mr. Richard Wain, of thepenvili Hotel, Penartli, met with a serious accident on Wednesday after- nooll. He Wits passing through the Western Mail- lane in the direction of the utHtion when he was knocked down by a liand-iruck, which some boys were running. He WitS picked up in a fainting condition and taken to the Great Western Hotel. A messenger wan nt once gent, in search of n medical and Dr. Millward was in attendance an eurly n posible. He diecovtred that Mr. Wain was nuffering from a wound on the head, whicl. I. probably received in the full, "nti that lie laid sustllined" severe shock. Mr. Wain was pluced in bed "a soon ns he could be removed with safely from one uf the bur.-5, fUld Dr. liees (i'dnurto), who afterwards attended, confirmcd Dr. Millward's opinion that absolute rest was necessa, y.
SHOCKIU ACCIDENT AT DOWLAIS. A shocking accident occurred in the Little Mill nt the Upper Worta at Dowlaia on Tuesday. A youth named William Davits, aged about. 16, was engaged to attend ih-) rollers. He had token the tongs in order to remove a bar of hot iron that 1)f,1 juSt been rolled, when br some means t ?I bar lurched and struck him a violent blow ill the iower part of the abdomen. The hot, iron entered the flash, and the youth fell to tiie ground in fdghtrul agony. He was cnrlcd to his resi. dence in lieorge-:oJlreet,whele lie now lies 111 a very precarious condition.
COCOA.—" A light, retrehmgt and digestible beverage—absolutely y.urt* l oton o( t.1lf' hhrhct.t qualitv."—Medintl Annual, 1890. 1.2100? SRA AIR AND TRio: SKIX.—FOR the neat few WCE»? freely apply Snlniiolin* Lotion. While removlu* fin 8('1'" J" Eruptions, Rnll Imllorre: tlons. Bulphohne protects the com. plenou from eui;, Wi:Hi. aul.lsea, making the »Stiu smooth, I'O¡. anù cotWol",b1. *4932
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF I SOUTH WALES AND MON- MOUTHSHIRE, MIMING OF governors. A meeting of the court of governors of the Uni- versity College of South Wales and Monmouth- shire wis bel,1 at the college on Wednesday. Ir. A. Thomas, MP., presided, and Rmongqt those pre- sent were the Ven. Archdeacon Griffiths, ifie Kevs. At»ron Davit-s, T. 1WS, W. Jmnes, \V. E. Wink., J. A. Jenkins, A. Tilly, J. Morgan Jonos, Owen Campbell, Sydney R. Young, and J. D. Wat- ters, Drs. Buist, W. Taylor, Sheen, and Wallace, Professor Sorley, Hurtwell Jonis, and Tanuer, and Messrs. Evan Jones, L. B. M, ore, T. Williams, J. Duncan, John Gunn, O. Lundie, C. T. Whitmell, R. Davie., Evan Owen, John Gardner, T. Taylor, B. Phillips, H. White, H. J. Allen, Jrmkiu Jones, Evan D. Jones, J. Sonley Jonnstone, Louis Tylor, r. H. Thomas, J. Maybury, Be, Hard R He.,ce. Lewis Williams, and Ivor James (registrar). Letters of apol"gy were received from Lord and Lady Aberdare and Principal Jones-who sug- gested that Mr. Grove (chairman of the Mon- mouthshire County Council), Mr. Riches (chairmtn of the Cardiff Technical Commitee), and Dr. Treharr.e (chairman of the cooicery committee) should be placed upon the council. The Dean of Llmdatf wiote — II I reret tQ any thRt I see no hope of being 1\llowed to b present at the meeting of the governors on the 14th ¡liSt-. I have had a rather severe hlnes?, and m at present a close ..isol1er. Tile archdeacon, I trust, will be with vou. and will convev the assurance of my unflagging IntereSt In the COIllege and its rapidly spread* ing good work." HEPOItT OF THR COUNCIL. The repori. of the council, which has been a'rearty published, was liid before the governors. The Hev. A. TILLY remarked that no mention was made of the number of technical cla3 students. Mr. IVOR JAMEs replied that already they numbered close upon 1,200, and that the classes were not yet up to their full strength. Mljor JONES, in moving the adoption of the- report, referred to the losses the college had sus- tained in the d> ath of the lite Alderman Waring and the remov.il of Professor Roberts. lie also congratulated the college upon having 8. its pre- sident Lord Bute, a gentleman of the finest cul ure and instim-ts and a sense of duty which was modi- 'd in a right way by an es@pniially generous vein, .?, d upon having t..?.-p,?sid.ni L,?rd Aberdare, whose services in the cause of educa- fitm were known throughout the Principality. Tho college, Major Jones went on, was enterillg upon a new caretr. Hie engineering department did not need recommendation in a gathering of men of South Wales and Monmouthshire, and A lien a department of mining and metallurgy was idded the college coulot well clmm to be one of the chief mining college* of tiie kingdom. (Hear, hear.) Some cf the eugiueeriug branches would be avail- able in the scheme in which the counties of Glamorganshire, Monmouthshire, and Cardiff had identified themselves. Another department had also been est.,¡¡I¡.hert-the normal department for the leaching of teachers. This was a very important matier. It would habituate the minus of pupils with tile idea of nigher education, and, if he might say so, the children taught by those who had parsed through the college would come to look up It, that institution as a threat educational factor. The next accomplished fact in connection wi h the college was on agreement with tho town of Cardiff for operating under the Technical Instruc- tion Act. The preparation of that scheme and the time devoted to thinking it out made it compara- tiveiy easy for the counties concerned to unite in regard to it. (Hear, hfar.) They could not be too grateful to Cardiff for the public spirit shon, not only in connection with that scheme, but in regard to everything pert"ining to the college from tir*t to la?t (Applause) In reference to this sch"me the counties undertook to pay, say, for example, Glamorganshire, £ 1,000. In return tor tint 25 scholarships were given. Then the county added to these scholarships X40 a Far for maintenance. The same principle htdd good with regard to Monmouthshire aud Cardiff. The counties received the advantages of the college in the mutter of scholarships in proportion to their contributions. The c-dlege, on the other IUlOd, gave every assistance as to the 8election of teachers, exuninution, supervision of report*, and in other directions. The council, too, were about to for an amendment 01 the college charter, whereby the counties could be adequately representel1 upon the court of governors, as well its upon the council of the college. Meanwhile, the committee to control this matter of technical instruction was composed of members of the c 1- lege council and of the technical instruction com- mittees. There" ere other departments which had been long talked about, and which lie was glad to be able to a.ty werft in a fair way t?wards reaii-auon. The school of medic'' I 'ad been one of the favourite depai £ i»enis so far as the public wa" concerned, and no pro- posal had been more heartily received by the people of the valleys than tint to have a school of medicine at Cardiff. (Hear, he ir ) It. was a hardship that the compalatively poor biys of Wal^-s should hive to go a distance in order to get their neces- sary education. (Hear, hear.) A goid deal had also lteen said with regard tq the establishment of a law school. lie (the .pe" kN) would be very Iad It some of Wales's best iniellects were trained in the law, so that by-and-bje they might return after having att«inei the highest positions in their profession, and try their countrymen in their own language, so that,lher. mifflit, be no possibility, as at present, of any mis- carriage of judgment on the score of inability to understand the language of the accused. There had be*'ti '»lsoa good deal s"id about the grouping of theological colleges around Cardiff, and a great deal could be said in favour of such a thing. The circle of education in Wales would not be omplete until all tne counti,s of Wales fol owed the example of Monmouthshire and Glluuorganf4liire bycoming under the wing of the college. When t' at was done nothing more remained but to put tho key- stone to the uich by obtaining 0 chllrler as 0 univeisity. (Applause.) And he would like to say that upou the governing hotly of the new univer- sity he would lik" t" see the people represented. l'a8in on, Maj, T Jones briefly referred lo t w,, other useful departments-cookery and dressmak- ing—tlmt had been established, and ieferring 10' commercial education, expressed his belief that knowledge of the industrial alld other resources of forign countries should bo impiried. Consular reports might be dry reading, but they comnined the most valuable information, and lIe would certainly recommend their reading in ilit classes. (Hellr, hear.) He tlv^n moved the adoption of the rep >rt. The lIev. AARON DAVIES seconded, ppeakiog highly of the advantages tj be derived from the establishment of the normal department. There hId been 31 students in U'¡s department during the last session. He hoped they would soon be able to show 80 to 100. In Glamorganshire no less than 44 technical class-!? had been 8\arted, and the scholars .ips had been gained by just the class for which they were intended. (He «r, hear.) Archdeacon GRIFFITHS supported the proposi- tion, and spoke of the good work of the college. He expressed strong hope of future development. Mr. LEWIS WILLIAMS said that surprise had been expressed to hilll as to the way in which the Welsh counties had taken up tho Technical Acts and Adapted them, lie thought- the Welsh counties had been able to show the Eoglish counties in many places the way to put those Acts in force. (Hear, hear.) In the eurly part of the year, by the generosiiy of the Drapers' Company, the engineering scnooi had been started, and he thought that had very largely to do with the suc- cess attained. In reference to the normal depart- ment, he must say that the Government had very generously acknowledged the claims and work of the college by increasing the number of scholarships from 31 to 80, with a promise that the number should be increased to lOJ. When lie stated that DIurly the whole of the BOstndents who had secured scholarship* were^from South Wales he thought all would agree that, though those scholarships had been open to the entire country, there had been a distinct advantage to the Principality and iii-o to the college. There was also a marked improvement in the acquire- ments of candidates this year. (Henr, hear.) In regard to the future, no thought they should look for soone further help to the Govern- ment. At hast £ 200,000. had been given to Scotch universities. Cardiff was quite p' eparet1 to take its share, and the appeal for aid was not made in the interests of Cardiff. It was made in the interests of the Vr ci?,litv far as Cardiff WHS concerned, the technieul council were prepared to find a sum of L30,000 towtirdi; the erection of technical schools. That, ho thought, would show that there were no personal ends to serve. He, however, repeated hat the Government should be approached, and that without oelay. The eve of a general election was always a fitting time to get what one wanted trom that source. (Laughter.) The CHAIRMAN auld he thought, it right to men- tion what Mr. Lewis Williams had done in regard to the normal department. He (Mr, Thotnns) had been witl. Mr. Williams when they waited upon Mr. Kekewlch, of the Education Department. He must ^certainly confess lie did not expect such results to follow as had accrued from that interview. Mr. PHILLIPS (Newport) supported the proposi- tion. Mr. Louis TTLOR said there was only one point to which 1.? wished to cull attention. Th-L ,1, t f (,f ni,?es. 'fht v: miiient man, Professor Gilloww, had beeu appointed, who, he believed, would give greitt satisfaction to all. (Applause.) Ho (Mr. lylor) thought that the unanimity sho.vn by tho county eounciJs 119 t) the work of tho coliege showed that that institution had fairly proved its national chu racier. (Applause.) Mr. flFxnr WHITE (Newpoit) urged that large employers of labour should assist in llle school of engineering, seeing that they derived, indirectly, great advantages trom the teaching given. In his < pinion the Souih Wales and Monmouthshire Colliery Owne," Association and the South Wales Institute of Engineors should be appiotched. hear.) Dr. WALLACE said he was glar to learn that the proposal to establish flllledicLlschool was not to be allowed to go to slatu Maj JONES s-tid Principal Jones had informed him t ii;tt ;C4,000 had been promised for the medical school. Twolve thousand pounds irore was reo quired, but the piincipal ho; ed to see tho depait- merit open br October of next year. Mr. JOHN DUNCAN hoped assistance to the college would be given by int rtnedi »te education com- mittees, | The proposition was thco unanimously agreed to. FINANCE. Mr. JOHN GUNN moved the adoption of the financial statement, commenting upon the fact that there was a balance upon the wrong aide of £ 210 5s. 9d. The balance against the college last year, howevor, was X613 2i. 10d., so that there was a diminution. The establishment of new depart- ments meant increased expenditure, and he agreed with Mr. Williams- that an effort for increased support should be made. Unmistakable evidence of good wishes towards Wales on the part of the Government had been given by the Technical Instruction Act*, the Intermediate Education Acts, and in various other ways, and advantage should be taken of that. The Rllv. J. JENKINS seconded the adoption of the statement. The Rev. A. TILLY aid by successive balances on the wrong side £ 4,215 lis. 2d. had been taken from capital accouut, when revenue should have met it. He thought an effort should be made to recoup that. Mr. WHITMELL mentioned that when the college had 100 normal students there would be a Govern- Iment g, a.t .192,000 a year. ELECTION OF OFFICKRS. On the motion of Mr. C. LUNDIB, seconded by Mr, L. TYLOK, Sir H. H. Vivian, Bart., M.P., was uuanimously re-elected treasurer. The following gentlemen were then elected to serve on the councilMr. John Cory, Cardiff; the Very Rev. the Dean of Llandaff; Mr, Edward Davies, Liatidinalit Dr. W. T. Edwards,Cardiff ;the Rev. W. Edwards, Pon Pool Major Jones, Penarth; the Rev. J.Morgan Jones, Cardiff; Sir W. T. Lewis, Kt., Aberdare; the Rev. Edward Roberts, D.D., Pontypridd; Mr. E. Grove, and Mr. T. H. Riches, the two last being new members, elected in the stead of the Rev. D. Edwards (Newport) and Alderman Wariny (Cardiff), deceased. The following gentlemen were nominated, but not elected Mr. Alderman D. Edgar Jones, Car- diff Dr. Alfred Sheen, Cardiff; Dr, J. Llewelyn Treharne, Cardiff; and the Rev. W. E. Winks, Car- diff. The following gentlemen wore elected members of the court of governors:—Mr. T. Forater Brown C tnliff; Mr. Hu-h Uevun, Bridgend; Mr. U. J. Evans, Whitchurch; the Rev. William Evans, Pembroke Dock; Mr. Joim Coke Fowler, Swansea; Mr. George Gripyer, London; Mr. E. S. H,trtland, Gloucester; Mr. James Howell, Cardiff; Mr. James Jones, Swansea; Mr. Alderman D. Edgar Jones, CardilT; Sir John Henry Johnson, London; Dr. E. R. Morgan, Morriston; the Rev. J. R. Morgan, Llanelfy; Jk Isainbard Owen, Londou; the Rev. James Owen, Swansea Mr, HenlY Phillil's, Newport, Dr. Taylor, Cardiff; Mi. Janus Nelson Trayler, IVinbio.e; Mr. H. Wwlcott Thompson, Cardiff; and Mr. David Thomas, Ton Yatrati. The only new member was Alderman D. E. Jones, whn was elected in the place of Dr. T. Jones, dcceisjd. CHANGES IN THE CHASTEH. The following resolution was utininaousiy parsed That it bL? an flist,t to ihe council to take Into cousi.leratinn chants in the chai ter rendered lIceasalY io connection wIth the arrangements fur technical instruction 1'1 the counties of Glamorgan and Moil- mouth. "111.1 Cctrcliri. and to repert to the court. February 10,1832, was lixod us the date for the next meeting. A Vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the proceedings.
CltADDOCK. WELLS' CHARITY. WHAT POOH BOYS AND GIRLS BliNKUT THEREFROM. TO THK EDITOR OP THR "WESTERN MAIL." i SiH,Soine time ago tiie Otliirity (Jomml:-SlOoet8 placed the Craddock Wells'Chat ity ou a different basis to tli.it on whicti it hnd iiitherto stoo, 1, by virtue of which the college appropriated the xreater portion of the charily, pari goiug to the general purposes of the college, and the remainder 111 scholarships at the college. Kow, the will of Craddock Wells m explicit to thehoneat leader, viz., that his charity shall bj low,.zde tue educating and bringing up of ,0 many poor boys and girls of the town of Cardiff at school as shall be eiected ironi year to ) ear." Let us we, so far as the college 11 concerned, how tins money has been apprc priaied in scholarships. ?tr<.t, who are the scholars ? Secondly, what are they dotiig ? I ttik the meaning of the. word" poor" in tne above will uS those children nearest destitu- tion. The following, I understand, are soine of the recipients 01 ttiis charity :-(11 A son of ? pros- perous grocer. It would be well lo know how much tiiis yùuth had rcc.ved from this c'hl?i'ty ? J? tChobr at the hig?r grane school, as well as at the college. (2) A son of an equ.Uly piosperous lime inerchaui. (3) A son of a clothier, presumably well-to-do. Secondly I ask, what are the scholars doing? I understand that one individual is enjoying the scholarship for the third year, and has not matriculated (London) yet, an examination which he would have been expected to have passed had he etayed at tiie higher gr ide school, or some auch institution, a year or S J ago, A young lady scholar is enjoying the second year scholarship without, having matriculated, and it is said a youth, chemically inclined, after spending the j.renter part of last year in chemistry, failed to get any hiher cenine.te at the Science and Art examination in May last than that which he had already obtained at the hisiher grade school. Are these tilings to continue ? First, Are these people who are well off to enjoy Cradunck Wells' Charity. Secondly, When they go to the college is their ouces. to be no belter secured? Above all thing*, in my opinion, the boys and girls who should enjoy Ihi charny, educationally or otherwise, .kiauld be of the deserving poor. Three day. ago a young lady, well clad nnd cared for, whose guardians are well off, passed uly door, and was pointed out as II Craddock Wells' scholar. Ten minutes IIfterwanJs I) boy, one of three, shoeless, hatless, and friendless, knocked for help. I asked," What school do you go to ? 16 Vs don't go to any school," said lie. Those, thought I, were the scholais good Craddock Well? )nt):!?ed' to I Sp.ki,,g i?l.. f.i.nd this alternoon, apparently well'off, he said, "If the children of the poor will not take advantage of it, why should I not ? I answered, II Put the poor children in a fair race with yours; ask your school board to request their ofliceis to see that every child in Cardiff, though shoeless and hatless he may be, shall be enrolled on the school registei, and if they c»nnet take advantage of the cnarity IIOW, guard it till they Cdn," Jesus Baid to His followers, "Feed my Jalllb. "-the friendless little ones. Craddock Wells obeyed, but the well-to-do have taken it from their mouths. Let us hope that the governors, as guardians of this good man's ?h?ri,y, will make some inquiry as to its pre.ent ad???t)?ion"?.[ am, & GLAMORGAN. administraiion.—X um, &J., GLAMORGAN. I Cardiff, Oct. 13.
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF WALES. MEETING OF THE COUNCIL. At a meeting of the council of the University College of Wales, held at Aberystwyth on Tuesday, it was resolved to remove the offices of the college to Aborystwitli in M ticii next. Mr. D. Morgan Lewis, M.A., Bangor College, was appointed to the Professorship of Physics, vacated by Professor D. Jones. Principal Roberts's report showed that there waro students in tho college from every county of Wales, with the exception of Radnor una Brecon, and that the total number was 147.
LLANELLY CHORAL SOCIETY. THE LONDON CONCERT. The prospects of the concert to be given at St. Jame*'t9-h>ill, London, by the Llanellf Choral Society on Tuesday, November 10, are exceed- ingly bright. The preliminalY announcement has been tnude, and the name of the Lord Mayor-elect of the City (Mr. David Evans) figures upon the bill as the distinguished patron, supported by the sheriffs of London. The charges for admission will be 10s. 6d., 5s., 3s* 2. and la. The artisie?, together wilh tiie choir, announced to take part are Miss Eleanor Rees, Miss Eleanor Jenkins, Mr. M«ldwyn Humphreys, Miss Maggie Dovies, Miss Mary Thomas, Mr. David Hughes, and Mr. Lucas Williams, Mr. John Tnn.oas (•• fencerdd Gwalia I') will be harpist; lfautist, Mr. Frederick Griffiths; and pianoforte, Mr, J. Haydn Parry and Mr. Luther Owen.
BEETHOVEN AND HIS SERVANT. There is an old woman living nenr Vienna who was oneci a domestic servant to Beethoven (says the Daily Chronicle). The great musician was no more a liero to her than i. the traditional hero one to his valet. She reler. to him as a crazy and distracted musician." She livas in the dwelling where the famous Choral Symphony was composed, and although it is very dilapidated, she will noi. hil ve It repaired, It i. now Jet out in roolDo to poor working people. When admirers of Beethoven go to oee the house the old woman tells many si ories about Beethoven, but in such n way as to indicate that she cannot understand why so much fuss is irnde about him. She siiyj that Beethoven's portraits are not like him, that he never combed his li,iir, end that he had always a savage and sombre appearance.
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CARMARTHENSHIRE JOINT STANDING COMMITTEE. The quarterly meeting of the above committee I was held at the Sliire-lmll, Cain "rt en, on Wed- nesduy, the clmirman (Lord Emlyn) presiding. THE CHIKF-CONSTABLK'S REPORT. The Chief-constable (Mr. W. Fliilipps) reported that the number of persons appieliended and summoned during the pilot year was 1(577, as ngainst 1,686 in the previous your. An Kijitlysis set fortli Uiu description of the offences with wliic^ the pi rsons were ciiarged. and it appeared thiujfo less timn 624 were pcceeded agaiu.-t uuder the Inioxicnting Liquors Act. The report also stated that since the pasiing of the New Police Act. police-constables could, after three years' npproved service, enter another lorce without losing any of their pension. The Chief-constable, therefore, sug- gesied the advisability of revising the scale of pay in the county, otherwise they might lose the ser- vices of their constables.—Mr. Gwilym Evans, referring to the lntter portion of the report, said lie happened lo know there was a general feeling in favour of the proposed revision, because the scale of par in the neighbouring counties was so very much better tliau in Carmarthenshire.— Eventually the mutter was relegated to a com- mittee, which will also have to consider the de-i- rabiliiy or otherwise of instituting a "merit class" in connection with the force. CONSTABLES AS SCHOOL ATTENDANCE OMCIMS. Mr. Gwilyin EVlln. submitted a recommenda- tion of the Llnnelly School Board, to the effect that police officers should, without interfering with their other duties, give ail the assistance in their power by way of helping school attendance officers in getting children to attend school.—The Chiel-constable offered no objection to the recom- mendation, remarking ti-at" lie drove hundreds into school alre idy." (Laughter.) NBWCASTLK FMIYff LOCK-VP. Mr. Edward Duvies made lnoiion recommend- ing tliHtthe above place be visited by the cotiuty officials iti, view to its being improved and enlarged. An opportunity wits now afforded to carry out thu work, for an old public-house (the BI"cl< Lion) wits being pulled down.—Tho motion wis agreed W. There was no other business, and the committer ro-e.
CAKDIFF liURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY. A meeting of the Cardiff Rural Sanitary Autho- rity was lielil nt the oflicee, Uueen-streut, Cardiff, on Wednesday iifle noon, Mr. H. Forrest presiding. The report of the itub-ciiittttiittetiatipointed to inquire into the matter of the sahryof the tneoica1 officer (Dr. Prichard) was relld. Tim aub-commilteu recommended that an increase of £50 should be given, tbus making Ioi. saliry £ 200.—The repori was adopted. A report hy Mr. Fraser, surveyor to the bonr.l, was read, staling that all offensive trade was still carried on nt tho Wuuntieoda Manure Worko.-Tlie board instructed their r-olici or to take proceedings for the closing of tho works.
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MONMOUTHSH1IIU QUARTE 11 SESSIONS. I TRIALS OF PRISONEITS. An adjourned lIeoerat quarter sessions for the county of Monmnitli was held nt tlie Si-ssions House, Usk, on Wednesday fur tiie trials of prisoner*. The chairman (Mr. S. C. llosariquet) I resided, and tile other justices on the b -ucli wen Sir H. Mather Jackson, Mr. E. J. Pi-illit-s. MI. Arthur Evans. Major Prai>oti, Mr. A. Clarke Jones, Maior Mansel, and ftlnjor Lister. NEW MAOISTBATKS. Mr. Franklen Geo. Evaus, Llwynartnen, and Mr" John Cory, St. MellonV, qualified and t ok the oath as magistrates for the county of Monmouth. STANDING OINT COMMITTEE. The justices elected to represent tne court on the standing joint committee were r..appointcd with the exception of Mr. A. D. Berrington, whose place was tiken by Major Griffin-Griffin. ORAND JURY. The following gentlemen answered to their nolmes and were sworn on the grind jury, viz. Messrs. John Owen Mareh, Abergavenny (fore- man) Alfred W. Blike, Ab rgavenny; Charles O. Cotton, Abergavenny; Fr;d W. Curtis, Tredegar; Cha". J. Daniel, Abergavenny; Cha'. Edwards, Llanfoist; John T. Jenkins, Tredegar; Henry Matthews, Maiudee; Jenkin Matthews. Khymney Wm. I.'arkhouse, Pontvpool; John Pickfur l, New- port; Thomas P. Pugh, Tredegar; Wm. H. Rout- ledge, Tredegar; JR.. Lewi9S "itl>,N«w Tredegar; Thomas H. Tompkins, Ab rgavennv; Clt tries Widdowaon, Sirhowy; and James Yeudoll, Ebbw Vale. TilE CHABOR. The Chairman, in cnarging the grand jury, referred to some of the Ac.s of Parliament wlliclI hnd been pasbed during the recent session, includ- ing the Tithes Act, the Free Education Act, the Main Roads and Bridges Act, the Penal Strvitude Act, nnd the Factorv "nd Workshops Act, and com- mented briefly on their effects. The cases on the calendar did not call for any particular attention. TRIALS OF PRISONERS. LAHCKNY AT TREDEGAR. Charles Hucklield, aged 2H, an engine-driver, pleaded guilty to stealing a biskel, tin jack, bunch of kevs, fancy box, and 5,. 6J., the goods of William Kemeys, at Tredegar, on September 12.— Although the prisoner pleaded guil y, he said that he knew nothing of the box aim monoy. He admitted a previous conviction for felony, and was sentenced to six months' hard lub-iur. MALICIOUS WOONDINO AT EBBW VALB. Hooom M'Carthv, aged 10, loaging-nouse- keeper.w?sentto t)?<o" two months with hard \"00'" for maliciouslV and felonloi wound- ing Frederick Smith, at Ebbw Vale, on August 15. A CHANCE TO HKFOBM. I Samuel Butcher Vmey, aged Z4, tiescrit)ea in the calendar as n primer, w is ctmrged on two indictments with stealing two silver watches, the propeity of Gto. Bisitop, at Tredeunr, on April 3, 1888, and at the eauie time with stealing n baritone musical Instrument, the property of Robeit Wilde, at Tredegar, on the same day. He pleaded guilty in both cases and admitted a previous conviction at Poniypridd in July, 1887. Prisoner handed a wriilen statement to the bench, aud asked the chairman to read it, a request which Mr. Bnsanquet complied with, avid then wid he found Viney had teen in prison several t mi s b fore, but. ns in this case he was arrested immediately that lie left gaol for previous offences, he had had no chance to show whe her he "ished to reform.—On this occasion he would be Bent to prison for six months, with hard labour. THREE YKAIIS FOB A CHIMNEY SWEEP. Frederick Mountain, ageo 59, a sweep, was Charged with stealing a chimney sweeping machine, temper, band brush, vest, tnree 1nuftl.rs. and a pair of wicks, the propeity of Ins master, Witlain Richards, at Newpoit, on August 17. He pleaded guilty, and m knowlejged previous con- victiotiti.-Tlie Chairman said lie found prisoner liad heen many limes convictei?, and had served one term of penal servitude. He would now be sentenced to three years' pecial servitude. ANOTHER GAOL BIRD. Thomas Lewis, aged 48, a drover, was enarjea with stealing a i o-ket Imndkerchi f, a railway ticket, and 12 14s. 91. in tno-iey, tne property of Mary Ann Willnuns, at Newpori, on August 29. He pleaded guiltt, and acknowledged previous conv;tion.The Chairman s iid the prisoner had been convicted teveral times belore, mid the court could not now look lightly upon the offence he had pleaded guiltv tn. The sentence was that he would be sent to penal servitude for three years. ALLEGED BUKGLAUY AT NJ<WPORT. Herbert lierr.ll, aged 21, a latiourer, was charged with breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Edwin Dowdeswell. stniion-iiiaster at Bassalleg, on or ai out September 4, and stealing live lion shillings, about 25 lourpenny pieces and other coins, a veal, and a piece of calico. fl. was further charged with breaking and entering the dwelling-house of William ferrott, at Ct-fn, Ka-falleg, on September 10,8ud stealing £5 end upwards. Mr, Merchant appeared to prosecute.—The can of entering the house of Mr. Dowdeiwell was taken first. The evidence was that prosecutor nnd his family left home on August 29 for a holiday. When they re- turned on September 5 they found the house ransacked and the things mentioned stolen. Piisoner was subsequently arrested by Superin- tendent B'sanquet atNewpott.ond in his posses- sion was found a key which fit led the back door of prosecutor's house, and & piece of ca'.ico which lxaell oo1r.ponded with the remnant of I ?hitd'a CO'ir.dt: ,:rthb.h3. "n; potter proved seeing Berrill near the house.- Prisoner said nothing in defence.—Tne jury, in the result, returned a verdict of not guilty.—The second charge was not pro- ceeded with. CHUGR OF WOUNDING AT NEWPORT. Reuben Savigm, nijed 30, labnuier, on bail, was charged with maliciously wounding Thomas Mayo by striking him on th« head with » curtain pole, at Newport, on June 24. Air. Marchant prosecuted. Theie was considerable conflict of testimony between the witnesses. The prosecutor, Thomas who owns and drive* « li.inBoin cab, Imd been on friendly terms with a Mrs. Simpson, wife of a living iu U<k-sireet, Caerleon-road. He and Mr-, Simnson ball been out together on the evening of June 24, linti Mayo accompanied her to her home, with a view of protecting her if her husbnnd ao tIIcked her. SOlin after she got in the house there" M a disturbance, and Mayo entered frotiitlietmek. A struggle between Simp- lion and prosecutor ensued, and the prisoner Savigar, who lived near, heating the row, ran in the house. Shortly after Mayo was found lying helpless nenr the front door, with a serious wound on the lop of his head, and the theory of the prosecution was that it was inflicted by pri- soner, having struck liitn witli a heavy curtain pole, which he caught up to beat off Mayo and his dog from attacking Simpson. Mayo was taken to the Newport and County Infirmary, and lay in a critical condition for a Jong time.—The defence was that Mayo must have fallen whilst in drink.— In the result the prisoner was acquitted. CHARGE OF ASSAULT IN A RAILWAY TIIAIN. Albert Richard Williams, a ruspect ibly dressed farmer's son (on bail), was charged with indecently assaulting Ellell Beviln in a railway train between Pontypool Road and Abergavenny on the evening of September 1. bir. T. M. Phillips appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Ram defended.—The prosecutrix, who is 21 years of age, was (employed at the Joint Counties' Asylum Dt Abergavenny. On the day in question she went I b:nthe:IP:Jpi(Idi: se s, got into on empty carriage at Pontypool Koad on ,I,e return journey to Abaet rPttomv"teytipnoyo. l Sho rtly after defendant entered, and when the train had left the station he put his arm round her waist. She told him to he quiet, but he nulled her down on the seat and afterwards on the floor of the carriage, and there assaulted her. When the train arrived at Nantyderrv she went tn t[kL, window to give an alarm, but defendant prevented her, and he again assaulted her bstvreen flint place and Pen. prgwm. At Abergavenny he was given into cjsiody, but offered complainant money not to provocate him.—Mr. Raw cross-examined com- pl linant as to her antecedents with a view of showing that ehe was not a modest girl.—After a long hearing the jury found the pri-oiier guilty of a common assault, and he was fined fS and costs. AN ACQUITTAL. John Davies, jun. (on bail), was charged with iudecently assaulting Edith Parrv, aaed 17, in the parish ol Llandenny. Mr. T. M. Phillip. prosecuted Mr. Rsm defended.—The jury, after a long hearing, acquitted the defendant. This concluded the business.
WHOLliSA I.K ROBBIiRIES AT MElfrHYU, At Mwthyr Polise-Cnui ( on Wednesday (before Mr. W. M. North, stipendiary, and Mr. W. Smythe) hi-eo tonna: gir s, named Catherine Walters, Gwen Morgan, and Janet M'ljeod, were charged with etealizt- fi-f)m tike itwellitip-liotisti of Mr. Caleb Duvies, miller, Poolinorlai-, 4lbs. of beef, half n loaf of bread, lib, of buttor, and » Welsh flannel apron, to^eth -r of t he value of 14s.; Ion the shop of Mr. John Joncf, Manchester House, a pair of silk gloves worth IN. e I., nnct from the rhop of Mts. Diviea, Temple of F.stii in, a cotton apion value 6Jd. There was a further churgo againsi the pflsoners of breaking and entering Ihe pie- mises of Mr. T. J. Rice, confectioner, and stealing BClke, but ibis was withdrawn. Walter', who had been previously convicted, was sentenced to six week*' imprisonment with h"rd labour; Morgan was lilled 17s. 6J., or a mouth: O'Lood wus discharged.
THE PROPOSED UMVEKSIT* FOR WALES. 1 IMPORTANT MEETING IN LIVER- POOL. Tho Liverpool WeNh National Society f rtbe Establishment of a Univeisity for Wales held a conference at the Rorallnstitutloll. C Iqnitt-street, on Wednesday evening, when the Kiju Hon. Lord Mosfvn occupied the chair. Amongst the 1-tteri rea l irxn genthmen lesjretting their inability to att end. the conference Wflrd commumcaafcotn the Duke of Westminster, Lord ^terdare, Sir Robeit Cunliffe, Sir John Puisston, Mr. Hum- phries Owen, and Mr. W. Kathbone, M.P. The CHAIUM&N, in his ,ddr, -know. lg?d'1,. wi,ill? 'A'le4 had b$ it}? con- :fn th¡':);hiJl e;, tYI;l'¡:t: l'hy mUI, however, maintain theIr -»wn nationa- lity, and it iuu-t be admitted that tiie Welsh people were entitled to a university of their own which would command the conlidenc- "f the country, inasmuch its Scotland and the North of England, as well as Irt-lind, possessed such institutions. Piincipal REICHEL addressed ihe meeting, and pointed out thut the university should be teach. ing and not merely .11 examining body. It must also be a residentiary universify. He would include a theological faculty or fncuities in the university. (Applause.) Professor ELLIS EDWAUDS a'so advocated the claims of Wales to a uoivet>iry as a distinct nation, having its own peculiar and distinct language. The Right Hon. (lEO. OSBORNR MORGAN SI oke of the distance they had travelled in the matter of educnton during the last qtmrier of a century. Thirty years ago the young Welshman who wished to give himself 8. uuiversity education hud no choice but to go to Cambridge or Oxford, and very few of them could afford the expense. And then, again, these univeisities were closed to to nil but, members of the Church of England. Then, again, it took four years for a young man to obtain a university degree. Now they had brought university educai ion home almost to the do Jr. of the people. They had established three university colleges in Wales, every one of which, lie was happy to think, wa- developing a dis- tinctive character of its own. But university colleges were like a planetary system without a planetaiy sun to kiep them together. The meetiug was afterwards addressed by the Dean of St. A.aph and others.
RE-OPENING OF WELSH ST, DONAT'S CHURCH. This ancient and interesting fourteenth century Church was re-opened on Wednesday, after under- going a thorough restoration. Tne old church was fast going to decay. The open oak roof (a very tine specimen of construction) was dangerous the plastering was peiishing on the walln, the floor was damp and unhealthy, the windows were bidly glazed, water came in through the tower, the tower was clacked and iu an unsafe condition, and there wad neither light nor heat in the church. The roof has now been restored in oak, tne walls newly plastered, the tower painted and re-built in parts where necessaiy; new wood floors and filing have been furnished in the tower; Godwin's tile (loots have been placed in the chance', and a wood blcck floor under the chairs on coticteic; a new oik pulpit altar, lectern, font cover and chair i ave been fur- nistied; all the windows have been newly glazed in fret lead; new seats have been placed in tlx chancel two new winuows have been provided, as also altar cloth and haugings; a new stove lor heating and hanging coronas, fitted with Veritas lamps, for lighting the eJitice; and new oak dnor with wrought irou hinges. The exi erior has also been painted. A new path has bOen formed, and ritils ana entrance gat. s constructed. The nave his ..1..0 been tilted with cliaire, in plac of tlie old high seats. The cost of the entire wink lias been abmt £ 700, which amount has b.ell coil. cted by the untlrin efforta of the Rev. David Bowen, viciir of Cowbridge, who, with Ml, W. V. Huntiev, tnok a gre..t interest in the voik. Tim contractor (Mr. A A. James, of Cowbridgt) has car. led out the res: oration in a very suostantial and creditable manner from de.-wns and under the supervision, of the aichitects, Ale.»t.u. Kempsou and Fowler, of Liindmff. The Bishop of Llandaff was prevented through indi.-positiou attendingtheop;ningservic.'s. Morn- iug )layerwas said at eleven o'CfOCk in tile pre- sence of a ci- wded congregation. Tile Key. F W. Edmondes preached from KplieMans II., 21,22. Afterwards there wai a Ct'lbratlo¡1 of the Holy Communion, the celelnant being tl.e Kev. D. Bowen (vicar), who was assisted by tlie curate, ule Hev. T. Cynoti Davies. The following were the other clergy presentThe vicars of Llancarvan. SI. Hil iry.Llantwit Vardre, Llanvihangel, St. Mellnn's, Sr. George (P.ter.tone..uper.Ely), Llaog"D, Y.t,a. dowen, Lliiiiialketi, and Holy Trinity (Newpoiti, Hid curates, the Kevs. Joshua D>vief, Moon, and 10. Jones Li,y,f. Alter the cerelwmy Mr. W. V. tluntley and Mrs. John (Caercady) etites tained the visitors to luncheon.
BAZA.AU AT NEWPORT. On Wednesday a bazaar was opened at the Royal Albert-hall, Newport, in connection with the Havelock-Itreet Prelbvkri..n Church. In the absence of Mr. D. A. Thomas, M.P^ the opening ceremony was performed by Mrs. Thorns, who was introduced by Mr. H. J. Parnall. The latter explained the object of the brtzaar-tite reduciion of the existing debt of M upon the chfcpel and lecture-hall connected therewith. Thank. were accorded Mrs. Thoma?j on the motion of the Kev. J. G. Davies, pastor. There am in &U seven staile-a set of four repre sent ing the seasons, a flower stall, an art stall, and 9 gentlemen's stall, besides the indispensable refreshment department. Other features of interest in the main hall are Jiwjob's Well" and a brin tub, while outside in tbe small rooms, in addition to a permanent museum, are held Punch and Judy sliowo. waxworko, and concerts through- out the afternoon and evening. A glass-blowing exhibition is also provided. The bazaar will be continued to-day (Thursday) aud to-morrow (Friday), oil which days respectively the mayor i (Mr. S. Batchelor, J.P.) and Dr. A. Garrod Thoraaa J.P., will open the sales. To-day (Tliursdayi the band of the 4th Volunteer Battalion S-ulk Wales Borderers (under the direction of Mr. T Gabb) will be in attendance, while to-morrow (Friday). as on Wednesday, an amateur orchestral band will render seveiai selection?. Tlie hon. secretaries are Messrs. J. Wallers, D. James, and. W. T. Jenkins. Appended is a list of the ltall. holders I N:JtrJrjI — Mrs Jenkin-, Mr. Maun, Mr* li. Griffiths, und Mrs J. Walters. SPRING.—Misses Jenkins, B. J. Griffiths, Mann, and M. Jeukius, Mrs G. Wright, Mrs Hockey. a"d JoI.. I, louts. FLOWERS.—Misses John, R. Jenkins, and E. Griffiths. SuMMfcH.—Mis Roberts, Air. Lewis, Mrs T. Griffiths, .,?d Mi;8C C.ifdth., CalUplI. and Bowen. ART.—Misses Hazed, A. Griffiths, J. Reynolds &nd Mrs J. G. Jone., A?T?.Mr. )i?y.old., M. H. W<)r<rt, Mr< B. Thom?t. MM T. PZ'År'ùr, MfM eG''a Mb. L. Jone" GENTLEMEN'S.—Messrs A. Wright. B. 8tepben.. F. W. Jent.ini. It. U. K'forts. X. W.Thomas, and J.H. Hague*. WIKTSB.—Mrs Mrown. Mr W. Jones. Mn ?j'nrm. Un L. Uavies, Mr. J..i.. Ettu-. and Mm Koynoids.
I MR. ABRAHAM, M.P. AT BEDWAS. An enthusinstic meciiu: was held at ihe board sChooh, Bedwas On Tuesday evening to he;*r an address I rom Mr. Abraham (a Mtbon"), M.P., on the British Parliament.—The Rev. M. James pre- sided, IInd Slí,1 he was proud to think that ilie workmen of South Wales had in the Hou^e of Commons a man of IliA ahiJIÍ\" of Mr. ÀIJr,h,n. -Mr. Abraham, who was acceded an dttilu"ldtíO reception, gave sw elaborate account of the Brlti..b Parliament from its commencement unlillhtt pre- sent URY.-O.. the IIIO¡ ion of Mr. Wiliiam Thomas, seconded by Ir. Divid Ahsohnu, a vote ot thanks to tho speaker &I¡d cLai:I;:a.n was unanimously passed.
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