HAVERFORDWEST GRAMMAR-SCHOOL. A meeting of the governors of the above school was held at the Council Chamber on Monday last, at 11 1 o'clock a.m. Mr W. B. Rowlands, M.A., Q.C., pre- sided there were also present Mr W. V. James, Mr Samuel Thomas, Mr George Phillips, Mr W. P. Ormond (Mayor), Mr Joseph Thomas, Mr R. H. Harvey, and Mr Joseph Marychurch Mr Scott, the head master of the school was also present. The minutes of the previous meeting having been read and confirmed, the Chairman read the follow- ing report of the Examiner at the recent annual Grammar School examination:- To the Governors oj Haverfordivest Grammar School. Gentlemen,-I beg to submit my Report of the Examination of the Grammar School which I had the honour of conducting on the 25th 20th and 27th of July. Papers in advanced Mathematics were sot for two boys on the 24th, and on the following three days I get papers an,l had them worked in my presence, examining at the same time viva voce in such subjects as seemed fittest for that kind of testing-. The School Register bore fifty-one names on its pages, but from various causes of sickness and family engagements, there were a few absentees. Forty-four boys presented themselves for ex- amination. Generally I may state that the boys worked ex- ceedingly well, and seemed to put out all their powers. The order and discipline of the school appeared to be everything that could be desired. The papers were throughout, written with examplary neatness and care, and were markedly free from the usual faults of spelling. Correct easy English and exact Ortho- graphy characterised the whole of the paper work. In Scripture a paper was set in the two books presented, the Second of Kins, and St. John's Gospel. From the difficulty in securing attendance at the time of the usual Scripture instruc- tion, a less number attempted the paper than I had anticipated. A fair knowledge was evinced by the ten who took the paper. Meyler was highest, closely followed by W. R. Thomas Greek was only taken by four scholars. They presented Odyssey, bo k 1. and the nr"t book of Xenophon's Anabasis. The construing WHS very easy as well as exact. Meyler and Thomas easily first, W. Lloyd and J. W. Phillips very creditable. The knowledge ol accidence, tense, forms, &c. was not by any means so good as the construing led me to expect. Latin, four cLtsses brought up work. First cli ss of four boys translated a chapter of Sallust very well indeed, indicating a satisfactory knowledge of the language. Second class in Virgils JEnpid, first book; six boys showed pretty fair Itnovt leige of Latin words, but were weak in Grammar. The translations were very fair. Harvey the highest. Third class (thirteen boys', first twenty-five chapters of Cocsar, construing pretty good, parsing very respectable. Cory James I think was best, then came Child and Moore. Fourth class (four boys), Smith's Exercise, translafion was well done, accidence weak, W. Skyrme, and next W. Edwards, were best. In French six took a standard auther, read by them in class work. Five translated with markef! success. and answered well plain Grammatical questions. Meyler and Thomas sent in very good papers. A second class of five did good papers, founded on their exeicise book, writing and selected tenses of simple vrbs and translating to and from French. W. C. Jones was highest. The third class of twenty two took a more elementary paper of similar character, and with only a couple of exceptions, ansu ered ali the questions clearly and well. I examined the higher oys in a Text Book of the principles of.Natural Philosophy, and found a clear intelligent acquaintance with the foundation axioms of that important branch of know- ] ,,I The Geography was generally throughout the school full and accurate. Many readily followed niv rough sketches of rivers and mountain chains, naming the chief natural features with creditable correctness, and an eager interest which showed the boys to be on the right track. I may venture perhaps to suggest that special attention should be given to rough sketching of salient features of the maps the boys study. I feel sure that nothing can more promote the .'ye knowledge' which is every- thing in Geographical knowledge; on the whole, a very creditable knowledge was shown. Skyrme and Griffiths are most frequently marked in my notes. English History was very fairly known, though the know- ledge in the lower classes was not equal to their Geography. Meyler distinguished himself most by what seemed a living knowledge that is by eager interest in the character of history as living flesh and blood. W. R. Thomas, too, did very well. In the lower classes I find W. James, Child, and Tippet, marked as good. English Grammar, King Lear was presented by the higher boys who had evidently received thorough and intelligent study, R. Thomas, Meyler, and in a lesser degree Gibbon, distin- guished themselves. Seventeen took it up. A passage set to he analysed was taken with more or less success by twelve pupils. T. H. Harvey was excellent, Gibbon and T. Davies next. In parsing W. R. Thomas was highest, W. C. Jones coming a close second. Where classical stwdy cannot, from circumstances, take the most prominent place, I think, English Analysis, and the more detailed, parsing is invaluable as a mental discipline. This part of English Grammar might per- haps be still more pressed with advantage. In viva voce, Skyrme, Bland, and Girdle, answered well. Mathematics was well represented by W. R. Thomas, a very promising boy, who sent in very good papers, in Algebra up to the Binomica) Theorem, and in Trigonometry and Geometrical Conies. In distrust of my own judgment in tlese subjects, I submitted his papers to a distinguished Mathemat cian who gave them very warm commendation. Thomas ought to do well in a still wider arena than school offers. Meyler who formed the second class in Algebra, sent me in a beautiful paper (up to Progressives), neat, precise, and clever. Both boys spe n to me of very great promise. In Algebra, a third class, (twelve bovs), did verv well up to i Tactions and Simple Equations. Griffiths highet. but Gibbon, LIoju, Child, and Jenkins, not far behind. The lower division, "lnc- woi-keti their p apers very exactly, and neatly. Harvey made the highest marks, M. Thomas, S. Roberts, and S James trod closely on his heels. A large number were well done. };ucli, W. R. Thomas, Hooks, i, i?., vi., xi., Meyler, Books, i., ir. dId nTY accurate neat work. Derfect indeed in rcasonin and expression. live boys took books, i., ii., Gibbon did very well, Lloyd well. Six took the fir.,t book not very successfully on the whole, links 111 the reasoning were often missed. W. C. Jones, Child, and W. Howell, were however, very creditable. A lower divi- sion still, of 18 boys, presented the first twenty six Fropositions, Howell did a thoroughly good paper, Jenkins a pretty fair one, the rest were i;oor. The Arithmetic was throughout good, and accurate in a re- markable degree. Mr Scott told me my questions were easier than was expected, and I perhaps undervalued their powers in anticipation, but the weakness if such there be is perhaps as easily seen in the answers to easy questions, as in more difficult. Any how all the papers were remarkably well done, and I was particularly struck with the absence of slovenly work in the lower processes of calculation. There were no errors in divisions or multiplication, and this I am disposed to hold is no mean testimony to the thoroughness of the boys' training. TaldnR into account the conditions which limit tho tenure of the Exhibitions, I venture to name Corv James as the one who in my opinion, deserves the vacant exhibition. I am, Gentlemen, Your obedient Servant, THOMAS WILLIAMS- Aston, C.int. on, August 9tb, 1882. The i-e p t was I for-, knair. „!he ,CP^L^8^^c%^1^i\|flTrJpleased with the tenour of the report generally. Mr Scott also remarked that he considered it a valuable report because it was a discriminating one. The examiner had not hesitated to criticise freely, and had given the results in his report. A letter was also read from Dr. Harper, Principal of Jesus College, Oxford, in which he expressed a high opinion of the scholastic attainments and ability of the Examiner, the Rev. T. Williams, who was Fellow of Jesus College, and late Head Master of Cowbridge Grammar School. In reply to a question put by Mr \Y. P. Ormond, Mr Scott said that the French Master attended two days per week. He (Mr Scott), took some of the younger classes himself. Mr Ormond thought it very important that the younger classes should have the advantage of the French Master's tuition, as the younger they received instruction the more rapidly would they acquire the idioms of the language. SUCCESSFUL PUPILS On the motion of the chairman, who said he was proud to observe the name of one of the Pupils of the school occupy a very prominent and honourable posi- tion in the published list of successful candidates at the Oxford local examination, and especially as he happened to be a son of one of themselves-Mr Samuel Thomas, a governor, the following resolution was passed:— The Governors having learnt with much satisfaction that Mr \V. Rowland Thomas, a pupil of this founda- tion, had at the recent Oxford Local Examination, attained the distinguished position of being second in order of merit, in a list of 882 successful candidates from all England, desire to express and convey to him their warm congratulations on his achieving such an honourable status, and at the same time to offer him -their best wishes for his future success. I MILWABD'S EXHIBITION. Orders were made for payment of the following scholarships:—Boys elected from Grammar School, viz. W. R. Thomas, H. H. Meyler, £10 each; Sydney Roberts, JE8. Boys elected by Elementary Schools, viz. Frederick John, Austin Francis, f,8 each; Wm. Edwards, Win. Skyrme, f,10 eaeii. And it was ordered that such scholarships be in future paid half-yearly. I HEAD MASTER'S KKFOBT. The following report, of the Head Master was read by the Chairman:- Gentlemen,—During the past term the number of boys in the school has been quite up to the average. The total was 51. I notice that there is an increasing tendency in parents who are in comfortable circumstances to remove their children after they have been grounded here to English Schojls, where they are supposed to obtain greater advantages in instruction, ar d have the benefit of seeing more of the world. We thus loc many boys of go id abilities, whose progress would otherwise do the school credit. 01 the boys who enter, many are intended for businesi or country life, and therefore only stay long enough to qualify themselves for their future career. The conduct of the boys has been oulerly they have been fairly diligent; the as-istant-masters have worked well and harmoniously. From information I have received, I am inclined to think that tho change of system to three terms will work favourably. My attention has been called to the proposal for Higher Elementary Schools by Mr Mundella. It is evidently feared by some masters that they will Grain the Grammar School of a large portion of their pupils. I am quite of opinion that in large towns this is likely to take place. It appears to me that if any measure of the kind is contemplated here, the subject 3holllll be seriously considered by the governors in time. Sooner or later, I have no doubt there will be three grades only of schools, the Elementary, the Middle Class, and the High Schools. The teaching in a Higher Elementary School would not differ materially as to the bulk of the pupils from that of an ordinary Grammar School. I wish to call the attention of the Governors to a letter from Dr. Harper, of Jesus College, addressed to your chairman,andhanded by h:m to me. It appears lo me to con- tain a suggestion worthy your consideration. I do not, how- ever, wish to press it for adoption, neither do I oppose it. 1 am, gentlemen, Your &c., W. SCOTT. To the Chairman and Governors of the Haverfordwest Grammar S hool. HIGHER GUADE SCHOOLS. Mr S. Thomas enquired if any reply had been recei ved from Mr Mundella with reference to the classification of the Haverford west Grammar School as one of the higher Grade Schools of the country. The Clerk said that the memorial of the Go .'ernora had been duly laid before the President of the Privy Couucil by Lord Kensington, and the usual acknow- ledgment received with a promise that it should receive serious consideration. STATE OF THE BUILDING-. Mr George Phillips drew attention to the slate of Mr Scott's dwelling, from the admission of damp through the pine end adjoining tho site of the Cat and Bag Pipes. The Governors at the close went to inspect the premises, with a view to having the matter immediately attended to. 17- The read a letter from Mr Munroe, of Barn- street, complaining that noxious smells arose from the | diaiu at the hn1 tom o the field belonging to the i school, and adjoining the Barn-street gardens, a.ud calling upon the Governors to abate same. 'I.'h4 Olerk was directed to reply that the Governors had the matter under consideration, but did not admit that, the offensive smells n-ose entirely from the drain in ques'ion, but from sources in the gardens. YACA XT SCHOLARSHIP. Mr Cory son of Mr John James, Hi?h-?tre'3t, ? .CS 1)ei- iiiiitl'(;I?-,?te(i tj the vacant scholarship of £ 8 per annum. This terminated the business and the meeting separated-
^HAVERFORDWEST gSCHOOL"'BOARD. A Special Meeting was held on Monday evening, for the purpose of electing two representative governers for Tasker's School under the new scheme for the management thereof. All the members were present.—The clerk having read the communication received from the Mayor, and also one from the Charity Commissioners, asking the board to appoint two representatives, Mr James Price at once rose, and in very complimentary terms proposed Mr Geo. Phillips, the chairman, to be one of their representa- tives. This was seconded and carried iiuaiiiniously.- Dr. Davies then proposed that Mr Samuel Thomas should be their representative, Mr Ormand seconded Mr Thomas's nomination. Mr E. H. Ellis then pro- posed, and the Rev. Francis Foster seconded,that Mr James Price should be appointed, as the second governor. It is evident that the chairman must decide whether he would give his vote for Mr Thomas or Mr Price, and he said he felt the awkward position in which he found himself placed, and that it was too delic,tle a matter for him to decide, as both gentlemen were friends of his and equally suitable, and appealed to the board to help him out of the difficulty in some way. Various suggestions were made, during which the chairman was hesitating and exDressinsr a hone that some way out of the difficulty could be found to avoid his voting. Mr Thomas offered to withdraw in favour of a third person, and with this view and con- dition Mr Thomas proposed Mr W. P. Ormond. This was not acceded to, Mr Ellis remarking that the chair- man would then be in the same difficulty, as in that case he (Mr Ellis) would propose Mr Foster in oppo- sition to Mr Ormond. Eventually, after considerable delay, the board voted as follows;—For Mr Thomas Dr. Davies, Mr Ormond, and Mr. S. Thomas for Mr Price Rev. F. Foster, Mr. E. H. Ellis, and Mr. James Price. The votes being equal, the chairman said if I must vote, I must give it to Mr Price.
I PEMBROKE AND PEMBROKE DOCK SCHOOL BOARD.—The monthly meeting of this board was held on Tuesday evening, Mr. T. Townly in the chair. After a long discussion with regard to the closing of the Meyrick-street Schools on the last Bank Holiday, it was proposed to request the attendace of the two pupil teachars said to have been the cause of it before the board at its next meeting. The board remitted the fees of a few cases brought before their notice. It was agreed to select twelve of the worst cases of breach of the by-laws for prosecution. RETIREMENT OF CAPTAIN PARKIN.—Captain G. H. Parkin, who vacates the command of Pembroke Dock- yard on the 8th of next month, and who will be suc- ceeded by Captain Chatfield, will, unless some extra- ordinary and unexpected changes take place, have to retire next year owing to age. Captain Parkin has done valuable service as a captain, having served in troopships, fighting ironclads, in Portsmouth Steam Reserve, and finally as captain of a dockyard. Every officer and man who has served in the Steam Reserve at Devonport for the past two years will learn with regret that Captain Chatfield who has been in supreme charge of all vessels in the first division for that period, is about to vacate the command. That regret, however, will be lessened when it is known that the gallant officer is removing for a more lucrative and important appointment. The captain- superintendence of Pembroke Dockyard has fallen to his lot, and in the discharge of the detailed duties of such an office Captain Chatfield will bo found most valuable. He combines two qualities which are essential to make a good naval officer-he can master routine matters at home, and uphold the honour of his country abroad. In the latter respect he most certainly so acted, as all who remember the conflict between the Shah aud the Amethyst and the Peruvian ram Huascar will agree.—Broad Arrow. CHAMBER OF TRADE.—A general meeting' of this chamber was held in the Market-hall on Tuesday, Mr. J. H. leasdale presiding. The Chairman drew attention to the various matters the cham ber had gone into since its establishment., a few months ago. The new code of rules was adopted. It was arranged that the ordinary meeting should be held the first Tuesday in each montluihe annual meeting on tho first Tuesday meetings the first Tuesday in DeeSmoer, March, and June. Attention was called to the desirability of the town council undertaking the work of cleaning out the cesspits in the town, and it was agreed to write to that bod)-, asking them to provide a scavenger's cart for the purpose. The hour of closing for the drapers were then considered by the members of that trade present, and it was eventually agreed that the hours be, all the year round, to close at seven the first four nights in the week, and on Friday and Saturday nights at eight. LICENSING SESSIONS.—The annual licensing session for the borough was held on Saturday at the Town- hall. The magistrates on the bench were Dr. Morison (chairman), Captain Aird, Mr Dawkins, Mr W. G. Phillips, Dr. Reynolds, and Dr. Stamper. Shortly after the business commenced the Chairman said that he wished all the victuallers to understand that if they took out six-day licences this year they would not be able to have a seven-day licence next year only by making application for it, as it may be objected to in the same manner as an application for a new licence. Superintendent Clarke said that he had ex- plained this to all the victuallers he had seen, and it appeared to be generally understood. There are 125 licensed houses in the borough. Very few six-day licences were taken out, nearJy all the victuallers going in for seven-day licences. At the close of the sessions the clerk said he wished the press to observe the small notice attached to each licence which ran as follows: No occasional licence or certificate will be granted unless applied for at a petty sessions." Only one victualler within the borough has been fined for illicit selling during the past year, and the bench, after cautioning the person (Wm, Bates, New Inn,) renewed the licence, the Chairman stating that this had been a notorious house, but that Bates had done much to retrieve its character, he only having been summoned once in the five years lie had kept the house. This concluded the business, and the court rose. FELONY.—At the borough petty-sessions, on Sat- urday, Jane Howells was charged with stealing a watch, value jE2, the property of John Morgan. The evidence was very conclusive against the prisoner, and showed that she took the watch from the bedroom in the prosecutor's house on the evening of the 9th in- stant., and on the 7th she sold it to Mr. Edward Wright, general dealer, Pembroke Dock. Mr Wright, before he bought the watch, requested the name and address of the accused, who gave him a wrong name. The bench sentenced the prisoner to one month, with hard labour. Mr D. II. Brown defended the prisoner.
BIRTHS. On the 12th inst., at Woodbine Lodge, near this town, the wife of Mr William Pugh, of a son. MARRIAGES. On the 29 nit., at Steyntou Church, by the Rev. E. H. Jones, vicar, Mr George Thomas, of Hakin, to Emma, youngest daughter of the late Mr James Harries, of Steynton. DEATHS. On the 28th ult., at 43, Newfoundland Street, Bristol, Thomas Jenkins, formerly of Haver. fordwest, aged 70 years.
DEATH WHILST UXVER CULOROFOIDL- Mr George Collier held an inquest on Thursday last on the body of Mr Francis Melli.-di de Putron, aged 58, a builder, of 3, Lower Gray-street, Silvertown, who died under the influence of chloroform on Monday last. Mr Basil Wood Walker, house surgeon at the London Hospitll, stated that the deceased was admitted on August 1G, suffering from cancer of the tongue, and it was decided that, with the consent of the' deceased an operation should be performed. On Monday last cliloi-ufoi-tu was administered to him by witness, and it wus not considered necessary to examine his heart. lie straggled, which was usual with persons w heu it was administered. The pulse then stopped, aud the deceased became livid about the face, and commenced gasping. Restoratives were tried, but without effect, 1 aud the operation was not commenced. Death ensued between five and ten minutes from the nine the ehio- roforni was tirst administered. The cause of death was failure of the heart's action, and this opinion was I conlirmed by a post-mortem examination which was afterwards held on the body. It was decided that, after a cousultation, in order to save the life of the deceased, it was necessary to perform the operation. The jury returned a verdict of death from misadven- ture,
THE WEATHER AND THE CHOPS. The Farmer of Monday says:— The market to-(lay I was against sellers, as the heavy imports caused a pres- sure of grain upin sale. English wheat gave way 2s. on fair samples, and 38. on damp lots foreign wheat was 2s. cheaper for American sorts, and Is. 6d. for other descriptions flour was 2s. per sack lower for English new crop, and Is. for other Lortz, k:rlev, oats and rye fnvoured buyers; maize, beans, and peas firm.
THE STATE OF IRELAND. EXECUTION OF HAYNES. Haynes. the murderer of Deloughty, was on Monday morning executed within theprecints of the county gaol at Limerick, at eight o'clock, by Marfood. At six o'clock two companies of military marched into the prison. Sentries were placed inside and out, and the most elaborate precautions were taken to ensure the preservation of the peace. At a quarter to eight a procession was formed, two clergymen leading, repeating the prayers for the dead, followed by the culprit leaning on two warder*, the governor of the gaol, and the medical officer. The culprit walked with a firm step, and ascended the scaffold without faltering. Marwood tben etepped forward and adjusted the rope round the condemned man's neck. When the pirson clock struck eight he drew the bolt, and the unfortunate man was launched into eternity. He died apparently without a struggle. The prieioner for some time past has been most attentive to his religious duties, and was constantly attended by the Roman Catholic chaplain and two sisters of mercy. It is not known whether he made any confession. On Monday morning he rose early, ate a good breakfast, and said he was not afraid of what man could do to his body, but he was afraid of God. The black flag was hoisted at eight, and the bell tolled till quarter past. A large crowd collected, but all was quiet.
THE WAR IN EGYPT. THE BATTLE AT KASASSIN. KASSASIN, SATURDAY.—The rebels have given another instance of their overweening confidence to. day by boldly advancing against our positions. Soon j after daybreak our scouts fell back upon the camp with the news that the enemy were advancing in great force. All our troops were placed under arms, brigades falling in at the double, and preparations made for the attack. So far as could be ascertained at the outset, Arabi had sent forward a force of about 5,000 men to open an attack on our right front. Gen- eral Willis made his dispositions for battle. Our foroe north of the canal was drawn up in convex form, the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and the Royal Irish Regiment, being on the right, while the 19th Hussars, and two squadrons each of the 13th and 6th Bengal Cavalry were on the extreme right. Close to the canal and railway, in what may be termed the centre of our position, but which really was the left of our force as facing the enemy, were the 60th Rifles. Next to them the marines were drawn up and they "felt" the Cornish Light Infantry. The York and Lancashire Regiment was held in reserve. Sir Baker Russell and the heavy troopers formed up in rear of the lighter Cavalry, on the extreme right, with N Battery, A Brigade, of the Royal Horse Artillery. This was the position when the enemy's shells first began whistling into our camp at six o'clock in the morning. He had spread his entire force over the ridge facing our camp about two miles off, and com- menced the Artillery fire with two guns, which our Horse Artillery replied to, and the Krupp gun which we captured from the rebels was also made use of against him. We could see that trains with further troops were hurrying up to the support of the rebels and not knowing how far Arabi might have determined to go, General Willis sent back to Mahsamech for reinforcements, and almost directly afterwards they were signalled as being on their way to us. Without waiting for them, however, an advance was imme. diately ordered, and the infantry deployed, firing as they slowly advanced, towards the ridge on the sandhills where the enemy had taken up his position G battery, B Brigade, of the Royal Horse Artillery, ran their guns up on to a sandhill in front of our right, and the York and Lancaster were ordered out to support the guns At this time—half-past seven in the morning-the firing was very heavy, the rebels sending shell after shell amongst our men, but fortu- nately very few burst. The battery on our right, however, was being excellently served, and the rebels were slowly retiring before our advancing infantry. The Artillery train was next run out, the 40-pounder shelling the enemy's right with considerable effect. Still the enemy's shot and shell were falling unpleas- antly near. One shell burst close to the 60th, but no one, marvellous to say, was injured. KASSASSIN (via ISMAILIA), TUESDAY, 9 a. m.-The last preliminaries of the coming struggle are being carried out. Yesterday Sir Garnet Wolseley inspected the ground on the south side of the canal, advancing with a small escort for a few miles in a south-westerly direction. This morning the Commander-in-Chief, with the Duke of Connaught, General Drury-Lowe, General Willis, General Wilkinson, and several officers of the head- quarters staff, with a small escort of Bengal Cavalry, proceeded again to reconnoitre the enemy's positions. Taking the route north of the canal the General sur- veyed the enemy's works from much the same locality as that from which Colonel Buller made his sketches last week. A very successful reconnaissance was effected. KASSASSIN, TTTCJSDAY, 5.30 P.M.—General orders have been issued for a forward movement of the whole army. The stents and baggage have been forwarded by railway to the nearest point to the British camp. No pBffles Wafter mxngpi. The camps
THE FUNDED DEJJT -On March 31 last the total funded dtbt was £ "OP,49S,o47 10s, 6d., the annual charge approaching 30 niiiiions. In consequence of the prevalence of foot-and- mouth disease, it bas been decided to abandon the annual exhibition of the Staffordshire Agricultural Socieiy, which was fixeJ. lu be htlti at LichLeld on the 26th and27tb inst. The announcement that Baker Pasha will be appointed second in command of the Turkish Expe- dition to Egypt will give satisfaction on one ground at least. The presence of this distinguished English- man at the headquarters, invested with a power to veto the decisions of his chief (a curious arrangement we freely admit), will be a guarantee against the troops being put to a use inimical to British interests As a safe, permanent and warranted ( iirt- for Pimples. Scrofula, Scurvey, Bad Legs. Shin aim Blood DÍf.(>;¡t.s and Sores of all kinds we can with confidence recOIII- mend CLARKE'S WORLL FAMED BLOOD MIXTURE, Svld j b- Chemists everywhere.
LOCAL AND OTURIi NEWS. TRAFFIC RETURNS.—Tho traffic returns on the Great Western Railway for the week ended September 3rd, were £ 160,119, corresponding week last year L158,929 being an increase of £ 1,220. COURTS OF REVISION.—From Friday next, 15th instant, to the 3tst October, in cities and boroughs Courts of Revision will be held and between the 20th instant to the end of October in counties. Each revising barrister receives for his labours a fee of two hundred guineas. TIIE PALESTINE MISSION.—This (Wednes- day) evening, a lecture in aid of the above mission, will be delivered at Bethesda Chapel, Haverfordwest, by the Rev. Youhannah El Karey, a native Arab Missionary. The lecture will be illustrated by the lecturer and others in a variety of Arab dresses. The chair will be taken at 7. 30. SUPPLEMENTARY SPORTS AND BiCYCLE RACES.—On Thursday week it is intended to make the most of the Thursday half-holidays now rapidly drawing to a close by having Bicycle Races on the Jubilee Track. A sum of money has been collected for the purpose, and several good prizes will be offered for competition. CATHOLIC Cnuitcir.-The Right Reverend John Cuthbert Hedley, D. D. 0. S B., Bishop of New- port and Menevia, will make the first triennial visita- tion, since his appointment by the Holy See, and will administer the sacrament of Confirmation at the Church of St. David and St. Patrick, Dew Street, on Sunday evening 17th inst., at half-past six o'clock. METEOROLOGICAL REGISTER.- Taken at St. Ann's Head for tho week ending 8 a.m. on the 11th. The highest barometer reading taken read 30.41, the lowest 29 75. The maximum temperature in the shade 63, the minimum 48. There were 4G hours and 4 tenths of an hour of bright sunshine; 38th of an hundredth of an inch of rain fell. POISONED 13Y i\lusn -In tell igen cc has been received in Lochee, near Dundee, of the death from eating poisonous mushrooms of the Rev. George Theophilus Dodds, who had been for the last seven years connected with the M'Call Protestant Mission in Paris. In addition to his Paris appointment, Mr. Dodds was pastor of the Free Church, Lochee. Mrs. Leach's Family Dressmaker contains Illustrationll and Plain Descriptions, how to Cut-out and make the neatest, most economical, and fashion- able, Costumes, Jackets, &c., for Ladies and Young Ladies, and how to Knit Useful Articles, Cooking Recipes, &c. Price 2d., Monthly. Mrs. Leach, 8, Johnson's Court, Fleet Street, London. A JMOVEL UUESS MATCH.—A game of chess with living pieSes was played in Redworth Hall grounds on Thursday, in aid of Heighington Church Bells Fund. The 32 pieces were dressed in garbs of the 17th century, and their movements were directed by the Rev. C. C. Chevallier, vicar of the parish, and Mr. Johnson. A large company witnessed the novel spectacle. A LARGE SALMON.—On Tuesday morning, a Chester fisherman named Smith was engaged with his net at Queensferry, between Flint and Chester, when be landed the largest salmon ever caught in the Dee. It was brought to Chester, and was found to to turn the scale at 40lbs. It is four feet in length, and a healthy, clean, and exceedingly well-developed fish. MR BRADLATTOH.—An application was made on Thursday in the Freethinker prosecution by Mr. Bradlaugh before Mr Justice Day, to order Sir Henry Tyler to furnish particulars of the extracts taken from Mr Bradlaugh's banking account, and to furnish particulars of certain additional witnesses, and of the application for leave to add two counts to the indict- ment. Mr JusJ-icc Day made an order in Mr Brad- laugh's favour in the first two points, but no order in the last. THE REV. A. MURSELL.—On Sunday night the Rev. Arthur M ursell, the well-known Baptist lecturer and preacher of Manchester, prenehed before a large congregation in the City Temple, Holborn-viaduct. He took his text from part of the 16th verse of the 48th chapter of Genesis. In the course of the service some slight consternation was caused from the unsteadiness of the eletric light, which is being tried in the City lemplo, and the excitement that followed was stayed by the rev. gentleman assuring the congregation that there was not the least danger, and if they kept their seats none of them Would be hurt. This they did, and the service was con- cluded without further interruption THE ALLEGED CRUELTY TO COLOURED GIRLS. I -At the annual meeting of the Church Missionary Society held at Shrewsbury on Monday, the Right Rev. Bishop Crowther, the native Bishop of the Niger Mission, West Africa, was present. The Rev. C. Bowker strongly denounced the misleading statements which bad appeared an to the flogging of two coloured girls. The accused persons, he said, for- merly belonged to this mission, but three years prior to the offence occuring one of the men was dismissed from the service of the association, and very shortly after, and before the alleged cruelties took place, the other resigned. TURNPIKE TOLLS.—The annual letting of these tolls for the ensuing year took place on Friday last at the Shire-hall, there being present-Messrs Henry Allen, M.P., W. F. Roch, Howard S. Morgan, and Richard Carrow, members of the board. Mr. Henry Davies officiated as auctioneer. There was a izood attendance of Tiio -t- weTeOITOrea in fourteen lots. The bidding was exceedingly brisk. Almost every lot was knocked down at an advanced rent, and realised in the gross upwards of 91,670, being about fl60 over the previous year's letting. This advance was most perceptible on the Miiford lihe of road, which the auctroneer attributed to the ex- pecctation that the Prince of Wales would honour Miiford Haven with his presence on the occasion of the opening of the Milford Doeks next ye::r. THE BATTLE or SEVASTOPOL.— On Friday last was the anniversary of the battle of Sebaatopol, which was fought on Sept. 8, 1855. After many sanguinary encounters by day and night, and repeated bombardments, a grand assault was made npon the Malakoff Tower and the Redan, the most important fortifications to the south of the town. The French succeeded in capturing the Malakoff, while the attacks on the Redan by the English were successful but the assailants were afterwards compelled 0 retire, after a desperate struggle and great losses. In the night the Russiaus abandoned the southern and principal parts of the town and fortfications, after destroying much as possible, and crossed to the northern forts. The allies found a great amount of stores when they entered the place on the following day. BURIA.1 FEES.—Speaking of the Report of the Select Committee on Burial Fees, the Liberator says:—"The inquiry has had the effect of bringing Sir Alexander Gordon and Mr Brinton to a conclusion still more advanced than that which led them to introduce the Burial Foes Bill. For that Bill, while it proposed the abolition of all other fees, retained a service fee, though of a low and uniform amount Now, however, the authors of the Bill have concurred in the recommendation that mortuary fees, for burial service., fees for grave spaces, for monuments, tombstones, and railways, shall all be absolutely abolished. The proposal is a wise one for it would have beeu found next to impossible to substitute for the present irregular charges, which cannot be re- covered by legal process, new charges, to be imposed in all parishes alike, and to be made recoverable by law. A clear sweep of the whole system is the only really practicable change, and we shall be surprised if the clergy, and the Episcopalian laity, do not, after a time, concur in that opinion." A BLUE RIBBONITK.—We are sdrry we could not give you a reply in last week's issue. The correct date of the introduction of tea into Europe is not defhlitely known. According to common accounts it came into England from Holland, in 10(56, when Lord Arlington and Lord Ossory brought over a small quantity the custom of drinking tea became fashionable, and a pound weight sold then for sixty shillings. Thomas Garway, in Exchange Alley, tobacconist and coffeeman, was the first who sold and retailed tea, recommending it for the cure of all dis- orders. The following shop-bill is more curious than any historical account we have. Tea in England hath been sold in the leaf for six pounds, and some times for ten pounds the pound weight, and in respect of its former scarceness and dearness it hath been only used as a regalia in high treatments and entertain- ments, and presents made thereof to princes and grandees, till the year 1657. The said Garway did purchase a juantity thereof, and first publicly sold the tea in leaf or drink, made according to the directions of the most knowing merchants into those Eastern countries. On the knowledge of the said Garway's continued care and industry in obtaining the best tea, and making drink thereof, very many noblemen, physicians, merchants, &c., have ever since sent to him for the said leaf, and daily resort to his house to drink the drink thereof. He sells tea from 16s. to 50s. a pound." THE WELSH SUNDAY CLOSING ACT.-The agitation going on at Chester over the new improve- ment Bill for the city has raised a point under the Sunday Closing Act which is perplexing the publicans. The Improvement Bill proposes to incorporate that portion of Saltney which now lies in Flintshire. In this suburb there are several public houses which now come under the Sunday Closing Act, and the land- It lords of these houses are strongly supporting incorpo- ration, because at. present their Sunday trade is entirely monopolised by housos just across the border. For precisely the same cause the publicans withia the city oppose the incorporation of their closed rivals, and say that if the portion of Saltney in Flintshire be incorporated it will still be in Wales, and the publ- cans will not be able to open their houses. Tho Chester justices will be the licensing body, and the publicans whose houses are at present closed SflV that to them only would they be responsible. At any rate, if the matter should come into tho courts it is calcu- lated to give rise to some very fine points of law. The Sunday Closing Act came into operation in the Hawarden division on Sunday. The Sunday Closing Act came into operation at Swansea and the district, on Sunday. The promoters of this measure held several thanksgiving meetings on the eve of the opera- tion of the Act, and great rejoicings seem to prevail at the success which they have secured. Large crowds visited the Mumbles on Sunday, the train in the afternoon not conveying less than 1,000 persons but although the leading hotels, which are nothing more than pleasure resorts, had taken out seven- day licenses, and up to the present depended princi- pally on Sunday training, yet they closed their doors against the strangers on Sunday.
I FISHGUARD. ROBBERY.—A daring robbery was committed within the borough of Fishguard last week. Six prime geese were stolen from the poultry yard of Mr James Lam b, of Lower Fishguard. The place is minus a superin- tendent of police.
I MILFORD HAVEN. I INQUEST.—An inquest was held on Monday before Mr W. V. James, coroner, on the body of Jas. Paskins, a seaman belonging to the yacht May, of Southamp- ton, who was drowned off the town of Milford on the 2nd inst., and was picked tip at Hakin Point on Sun- day. A verdict of Accidental drowning" was re- turned. SHEEKNESS REGATTA.—At the recent Sheerness Regatta, the four-oared gig race was won easily by a crew well known on the waters of Milford Haven as skilled oars men. The crew and boat may be all said to be Pembrokeshire, the latter being built by Mr I R. Warlow, formerly of this county. The names of the crew are T. Payne, R. Brooks, J. Lloyd, and J. Thomas, all Milford men.
BRITISH AND FOREIGN SAILORS' SOCIETY AT MILFORD. The Shipping frequenting the Port of Milford have for many years had the ad vantage of the sorvices of a missionary afloat, either employed by tho Missions to Seamen Society or in connection with the British and Foreigu Sailor's Society, but for some time the appointment of missionary has been unfilled. Hecog-- nizing the necessity of visiting wind-bound ships, &o., the latter society sent their secretary Rev E. W. Mathews, to endeavour to stir up sufficient interest among the residents in the neighbourhood to provide funds to justify the society in engaging a Missionary, and that a local committee should be formed to super- vise the work and obtain subscriptions. This gentle- man on Sunday, 3rd September, preachod eloquent sermons in two of the Nonconformist places of worship, on behalf of the society; and on the 4th inst., a public meeting was held in the National Schoolroom, Milford, under the presidency of Dr Griffitli, J.P.. when an executive committee was ap- pointed, consisting of the vicar of Steynton the In- cumbent of St. Catherine's, Miiford the Rector of Hubberston, and the ministers of each of the Nonconformist congregations in Milford and Hakin, together with a layman nominated by each of the above. Dr Griffith was elected chaiiman of this committee, and the Rev C. Gwion, and Mr Hodges kindly consented to hold the offices of treasurer and secretary respectively. On Monday the llth, the committee met to select a candidate whose name they could submit to the society for their approval as a Seamen's Missionary. Tho chair was taken by the Rev E. H. Jones, vicar of Steynton, who was sup- ported on the platform by the Rev W. Berry, lociun- teiie.iis for the Incumbent of St. Katheriu's, and the Revels. C. Gwion, Husscy and Richards, the other members present being Capt. Eynon, Mr J. Ll. liavies, Mr Reynolds, Tierson Capt. Macfarlane, R.N., and Mr Hodge, secretary; letters were read from the Rev J. B. Rowlands, Rev E. R Gibbens, and Mr Ormond, expressing regret at being unable to attend, and tho meeting w- 's iliforrae,k that Dr Griffith had been summoned to London on business. The candidates unanimously chose for recommen- dation to the society was Mr B. Hughes, of Fish- i guard, who had sent in very high testimonials from 1 tiie vicar and curate of Fishguard, and from the ministers of all the congregations in that place, and who in the opinion of the committee possesses a great many qualifications for the office, having been for several years at sea, Itud holding a mate's certificftte. i Sinee giving up the sea he had worked for several yo-rs in connection wi-h the Sailor' s Home Missions in New York, and qualified himself for tho ministry I hy study in (\lH' of the colleges of that city, returning to Wales 011 account, of the de.i.li of his father. His knowledge of the Welsh language is also a great re- commendation on account of the numerous coasters I belonging to thu Principality frequenting the Port of Milford, and he has also some acquaintance with French and German, an additional an vantage in a port which is visited by many foreign ships. In addition to these recommendations the fact of his being able to speak as a sailor to sailors, and being competent to manage a boat, caused the committee without a dissentient voice to consider that it was very improbable any other candidate would offer, possessing as many qualifications as Mr Hughes, and therefore the secretary was instructed to forward his name to the British and Foreign Sailor's Society, for the appointment of Seamen's Missionary at this port. It is hoped that the inhabitants of the whole of this district, seeing that Mr Hughes has the support of such representative committee will liberally contribute tow rd-i his salary and the support of a society which is doing such good work among our sailors in all parts of the world.
INCENDIARY FIRES. To the Editor of the Haverfordwest Telearaph. oiB,— Will you allow me through the medium of your paper to tender my sincere thanks to the friends who liberally subscribed towards the loss I sustained last October. I am truly thankful to all who contributed so readily to the general list, whose names have been already published, in addition to which I have to thank a number of friends who rendered me aid in a more private manner. Without entering fully into details, I feel that my special thanks are due to Wm. Davies, Esq., M.P., Mr Thomas Owens, Trevadog; and his co-secretaries, and the collectors, for the readiness they showed in starting the subscription list, and carrying it through in such an efficient manner. I am, Sir, lours obediently, WILLIAM SYMMONS Llambed, Castlemorris, Sept. 6, 1882. To the Editor of the Haverfordicest Telegrayh. Siit.A-Ilow me through tha medium of your columns to ask the magistrates and police of this ancient and privileged borough, whether the law, which makes it a misdemeanour for persons to use obscene or blasphemous language in our public thoroughfares, is in force here, and, if so, why do not our police take measures with a view to check this disgraceful and pernicious habit which is far too prevalent ? So recently as Saturday last, a scene of this description occurred, and a member of our so called peace-preservers being called, enquired whether any blood had been spilt, intimating, if not, they had no jurisdiction in the matter. Trusting we may be favoured with some satisfactory information on the above. I am sir, your obedient servant, QUERIST. To the Editor of the Haverfordwest Telegraph. DEAR SIR,-In perusing the report of the Town Council-given in the colums of your contemporary last week—respecting the closing of the stream out- side my premises at the North Gate, I fear, from the remarks made by some of the gentlemen present a misconception may be created in the minds of the public as to the covering of the stream referred to. While I thank those gentlemen for expressing them- selves in favor of accepting the plan of my proposed new building. I wish it at once to be understood that it is not part of my plan for the lake to be wholly closed and deprive the public from using the water for drinking purposes if required, but what I ask is, permission to build over the small piece of tri- angular ground forming the present approach to my yard, and abutting upon the stream, which portion of ground originally belonged to the Picton Estate, and was a portion of the holding which I, as tenant, hold under them. My pine end wall, I proposed carrying close to and abutting on the new culvert, allowing a narrow foot-path for the convenience of the public to go to the dipping place of water in the lake, but as the stream has two sides, access may be made to it oiL the other. In consideration of my being allowed to build over the small piece at the approach to my yard, I proposed, with the consent of my landlord, giving the Council an equal portion of land from my field for the purpose of widening and forming their proposed new road. It is amusing to see the lack of practical foresight displayed in the speeches of some of the gentlemen of the Council in respect to the closing of tho stream, where they say that the public may object and it cannot be done. Have they not necessitated the accomplishment of what I pro- posed by erecting a high culvert up to within a few feet of my gate, over which they intend to form the new road towards the St. David's Arms, which, of course, necessitates a considerable filling up and levelling directly in front and across my present approach, leavin-g tny yard in a pit of about 4 or 5 feet below the level of the road way in front. How, may I ask, are my carts and wagons to go out of my yard when loaded unless I also level up my yard to meet the exigencies of the case, which certainly it will be necessary for me to do. Whpn vill side, as tney wouiu nave a suduea drop or emoarK- ment of about four feet to the water ? If this stream is of such great public value, why did they not leave it open as it originally was? Talking of public rights, from where, may I ask, did the Town Council obtain the right of closing up this stream as they have done ? Did they con- sult public feeling on this, or the owners of adjoin- ing property, before they enclosed the sewer, and brought the stench of a hundred closets right up against my gateway and premises? risking the lives of my workmen by being poisoned- with obnoxious smells, which, I assure you, Mr Editor, is a far graver consideration than the watering of cattle At whose expense do these worthy leaders think that this nuisance is to be removed? Perhaps, they think to do with this as with many other things—leave it where it is. This, I protest against, and will insist, before building one stone upon another, having it abated as well as any other nuisance created in the front of my proposed new premises. The majority of the holders of laeicl-on the hills referred to in the report- are members of the Town Council and as they are silent upon the matter, I presume they have no obj ection to the stream being closed as they well know they would have no difficulty in watering their cattle from the Crowbill lands by taking them a few hundred yards further, viz., to Crowhill Bridge or if they must come into the town, they may go to the Bridge River, which is commonly accessible to all without inconveniencing any person. Or, perhaps those gentlemen who opposed the closing of the stream, and locking off the nuisances on my side would have no objection to erecting pumps and water troughs in front of their places of business, whereby the watering of cattle and the washing of carriages mav be carried on without the slightest objection to Your obedient servant JOHN LLEWELLIN. Churn Works, Haverfordwest, Sept. llth 1882. P.S.—I may mention Mr Editor, that my business is not exclusively confined to this County, and that I am not compelled to build even at the North Gate, I will add also that my principal object in writing this letter is to prove to the public that it is no part of my plan to deprive the public of a legitimate use of the water. To the Editor of the Miiford-Haven Telegraph Sip,Kitidly permit me through the medium of your paper, to give public expression tCt my thanks, for the kindness and sympathy which I received at Haverfordwest, during my compulsory stay in that town, while suffering from the effects of an accident sustained at the bicycle sports on last Bank Holiday. Nothing was left undone by the Sports Committee that would in any way conduce to niy comfort, and I shall be under a lasting obligation to them for the kind sympathy shown, and the generous assistance rendered. The fact of such kindness and attention shown to a comparative stranger bears stronger testimony than any expressions of mine can do, to the genial dispo- sition and kindly nature of the people of Haverford- west. It may interest some of my friends in your locality, to know that I am now progressing rapidly, and trust soon to be able to personally thank them for their kindness. Apologizing for trespassing on your space. I am, sir, Yours trulv, OWEN DAVIES. Cyprus House, Llanelly, Sept. llth, 1882.
) "BETWEEN YOU AND ME." The friends of good order and sobriety have every reason to congratulate themselves on the successful inauguration of the Sunday Closing Act for Wales. The reports in the daily papers have fully confirmed the belief I long ago expressed, that the inhabitants of the Principality would fully appreciate the good intentions of the promoters of the Bill. Whatever our detractors may say to the con- trary, Taffy is a law-loving citizen. He may grumble a good deal before a law comes into force, but when once it is inscribed upon the Statute Book, Taffy becomes a model of obe- dience, and thereby a wholesome example to Sis Saxon and Celtic neighbours. One thing puzzles me sorely, and that is, how any respectable Welshman can read the Western Mail! That screeching Tory bag- pipes never lets slip an opportunity of assail- ing the principles and characters of those who dwell in the Principality. All that is dearest to a Welshman's heart in religion, politics, and social life is ruthlessly held up to ridicule by that unique Ishmael of provincial journal- ism. Dissent in all its forms is alternately maligned and travestied with a bitterness that has none of the merits of either wit or wis- dom. Liberalism—the national outgrowth of Dissent, and the very life-blood of Wales— is treated in the same way. Temperance, a prominent national virtue, shares the same fate. The satisfactory part of the whole thing is that these grand institutions flourish and grow stronger just in proportion to the malignity of their enemies. The only solution that I can find to the mysterious fact that some folks do read the Mail, is that quiet, inherent love of comicali- ties which lies deep in a Welshman's heart. We have no national comic journal, so some of us must perforce fall back upon the ab- surdest thing to hand. The strutting swag- ger of the Lilliputian is generally more amusing than the Giant's stride. Anent the Sunday Closing Bill, the Tory mouthpiece would have had us believe that the average Welshman was a drunken brute ready to do one of two things when deprived of his Sunday booze either to break into open rebellion or else to spend Monday in making up for his enforced sobriety on the Sabbath. What a compliment to the sons of Cymri! I hope my readers won't forget this flattering picture of them drawn by an alien's pencil. The conductors of the print in ques- tion shouldn't allow political chagrin and dis- appointment to blind them to even that slight modicum of truth and fairness expected of them. I can assure them it isn't much, and is yearly growing small by degrees and beautifully less." I saw some very thirsty souls hanging about the old haunts on Sunday last, but in no spirit of open mutiny. I should rather describe their facial contortions as expressive of mute distress and hot coppers." What a blessing it was that the legislature had given them twenty-four hours in which to get cool. The vigilant eye of the Super" was upon them, and the sudden appearance of such a substantial quantity of official Blue-Ribbon- ism-and-Good-Templary, acted as an all-suf- ficient II pick-me-up" in most cases. I'll warrant me that each succeeding Sunday these cases of <1 interminable hot throat" will grow cooler and cooler. Habit is a won- derful thing, you know! # No unprejudiced person can fail to admire the good taste which our County and Borough Members display in abstaining from party politics at Agricultural dinners. In a mixed assemblage talking Ours" is the gravest blunder that a politician can commit, be he Radical or Tory. But a good many people can't help asking one little question. Why don't our Parliamentary representatives give us a nttina" punortumtv of hearing them on us a fittine 91DT)o f aven t a clo l question it is. I haven't a doubt tBat me 1 constituents are more than ever satisfied that thev made the right selection in the spring of 1880. Still we have a right to demand a friendly account from our Stewards. Why is it withheld? In my peregrinations lately I've heard this query put very frequently and rather sharply. Are we such political fata- lists that we don't care to discuss and enquire into current topics ? I commend these hints to the executive of the Pembrokeshire Liberal Association, if there is such a thing in exis- tence now-a-days. How many of my readers have ever taken a trip down our beautiful river at this time of year? But a very small proportion I fear. Well, let me strongly advise those who ha-v'nt enj oyed this treat, to seize the earliest oppor- tunity of doing so that may offer itself. You will be amply repaid, I can promise you. The amount of varied natural beauty is really surprising, and is calculated to leave an im- pression upon the mind not easily effaced. It does seem a pity that one should live in the immediate neighbourhood of such charm- ing scenery, and yet view it so rarely. Let me advise you to take the steamer at Land- shipping early some Friday morning, as I did the other day, and I can vouch for it that long ere you reach Hobb's point, you will in your hearts (if not with your lips) bless me for having suggested such a delightful outing. :!(c.Jf. On a recent Friday morning I found my- self, a little before eight o'clock, on board one of Messrs. Jackson's little steamers at Land- shipping ferry. The day was deliciously warm and fine, I was in the best of health and spirits, and Capt. Jarvis was, as usual, all politeness and amiability. By the way, what an inexhaustible supply of those price- less good qualities, the genial Captain always has on hand. On my arrival I found several thrifty housewives with their well-stocked market-baskets already on board, whilst others were arriving from distant parishes, all bound for Pembroke Dock. As we were waiting, the thick fog which had prevailed during the earlier hours, lifted from the river and left the fair landscape bathed in all the beauty of summer sunshine. The air at first seemed to have a smack of frostiness in it. but this speedily passed away as we began our pleasant journey. All the way down stream the scenery was indescribably charm- ing. At every bend of the tortuous Cleddy fresh pictures of woods and distant land- scapes presented themselves. Altogether we stopped at six landing-places to take in passengers of all ages, but mostly of the fair sex; and exceedingly fair some of them were too. Lithe, ruddy-faced damsels, fresh and smiling as the morn buxom young mothers; stout, comely looking farmer's wives, the portly Joans of many a well-to-do Darby. Dear me, what health and vigour and good temper, in feminine form, were crowded on board that boat! Had I been a younger man, and as good-looking as 1 was twenty years ago,—but I must stop this sort of thing, or I shall have the Home Office about my ears. Well, we stopped at Langum, Benton, Blacktar, and both sides of the river at Lawronny, each time with a skill and regularity which made us feel doubly safe with such a commander. -if. %■ By the time we had reached IIobb's Point we had something like 120 passengers on board, and at least 200 baskets. One old lady especially attracted my attention. Upright and hardy she stood on deck, with the glow I of health upon her cheek and a cheerful sparkle in her eye, while her nasal orgi: i bespoke a slight farmiliaritv with snuff; on either arm she bore a well-filled basket as I easily as a woman of twenty could have done, and yet I was assured that more than four times twenty years had passed over her unbowed head. So much for the calm pleasures of rustic existence. I would J strongly urge my readers to do as Captain Jarvis (ticket-book in hand) invited his passengers to do-" Take a leaf oat of my book," and treat themselves to an excursion on our lovely river. I THE INVETERATE GOSSIP.
I 0-. JleoieiDS of lioofts. RELIGIOCS TRACT SOCIETY, London, September, 1882. The Leisure lfuur.-A Sydney correspondent sends a paper on A visit to the Australian Froyen Meat Company's Works which gives reason for hope that the London Markets will soon be supplied with good meat at lower prices. The Rev. W. Blackley's chapters on English Thrift: its helps, hindrances, and hopes, give valuable experience on Ready-money Dealings-Provident Dispensaries, Profit Sharing, &c. The sail side of a Humourist's life, in "Kings of Laughter" has the following—"Of all modern writers Lamb writes most in the spirit of the old men —the Fallers, and Earles-and a continual pleasantry runs through his pages and his thoughts—and how easy it is to perceive that all his humour was the veil hung over a heart at bottom very lad. He wandered through the world a wifeless, childless man, with a soul brimful of the best loves and dearest sympathies, there was in him the sense of an uncom- pleted nature.—What a passionate melancholy mingles with the humour of his "Dream Children." Wleg can read his beautiful essay, Modern Gallantry, and not wish that he of all men had been married." The Girls' Own Paper.—Readers of the story entitled An unattractive girl will be pleased t" find that this number contains another, Phil's Fortune" from the pen of the same author. Summer in Muskoka gives charming descriptions of Canadian scenery. Maggie Symington's fascinating story, "A daughter named Damaris" is concluded, and a fresh one "That bother of a boy" is com- menced by the author of That aggravating school- girl." Abraham Kingdon, late missionary printer, at Antananarivo, under the title of "Banavalona II., Queen of Madagascar gives an interesting sketch of Madagasy customs and laws and an account of the improvements introduced by this Queen. Ruth Lamb contributes an exhaustive paper At the sea- side," on the following items-Where shall we seek lodgings—the living items which make up our party- How to provide indoor ocoupatien and amusement- the landlady who has seen better days-the sea. side landlady from the country-the easy-going landlady -the" hareing" landlady—the lodgings themselves on packing up. The Boys' Own Paper contains a capital story entitled "Sigurd the Viking," which illus- trates most clearly the customs of the Vikings, about half-a-century after the Christian Era. There is an account of a scamper through Holland, together with numerous illustrations, The voyage of the Lvangelist describes the Rev. F. Fairey's: canoe travelling upon the rivers and coasts of Australia. What the wolves did for the Johansens is a Finnish tale by Crona Temple. An old traveller gives his experiences of "Brigands and Brigandage in Italy. The violin and how to play it, is a paper that will be very acceptable to our musical readers. Strange weapons and stranger ways of using them" describes the way in which the blowpipe, bolas,'lasso, wolf-trap, boomerang, and many other instruments are used, (illustrated). The Sunday at Home.—" Roman Law as illustrated in the New Testament" — Mission Women" Miss Macpherson's Emigration Work, and a "Meditation among the mountains are especially suitable for Sabbath reading. A very attractive story by Mrs Reany Found at last," and Madge Ashton's first song are complete in the present number. Pages for the young have Kit" and What Daisy did." Friendly Greetings.—" Of this little" is a short piece which may be blest to many hearts. Part 26 contains 36 short pieces, stories, poetry, &c., and 1 is well illustrated.
I DESPERATE STRUGGLE WITH AN I ARMED BURGLAR A most determined attempt to murder three persons by a burglar, took place at Highfield House, Stam. ford-hill, on Tuesday night. Several attempts have been made to enter Highfield House, and in conse- quence a groom, named Richard Howe, was set to watch the place. Shortly after ten o'clock Howe saw a man enter the grounds with a ladder, which he placed against one of the bedroom windows and after looking round to see that no one was about he opened the window by pushing back the catch with an old table knife which he took from his pocket. No sooner had he got into the window than Richard Howe gave notice to the occupants that a burglar was in the place, and some gentlemen who were Dlavinar billiards left their game, and after a short consultation I removed the ladder from the window, and the police having been sent for, they went upstairs to the room where the burglar was, and on opening the door, found him busily engaged in ransacking the contents I of the drawers and boxes, and placing the valuable things all ready to be taken away. The burglar, on seeing that he was detected, at once took out of his wards he fireclT several3 tiMestv not1 bnty--ffom tnat revolver, but another one that he had in his pocket, one of the bullets entering the back of Richard Howe, while Thomas Charles Munday and another person, who went to capture the prisoner, had a very narrow escape, and after a desperate struggle they succeeded in getting one of the revolver's from the prisoner's hands, and struck him a desperate blow on the head, rendering him partly insensible. Police-constable Knight, 310 N, having obtained the assistance of Inspector William Chapman and several other officers, the prisoner was secured, handcuffed, and taken to the Stoke Newington Police-station, where he gave the name of John Saunders, and he was charged with burglary and attempted murder. The police called in Drs. Reynolds and Killock, both of Stamford-hill, and they found that Howe was in a most dangerous condition, and little hopes were entertained of his recovery, the bullet having passed through his body and gone into the ceiling. The prisoner at first refused his address, but afterwards gave it, and on his premises being searched, a large quantity of goods of a valu- able character, and the proceeds of several burglaries that have been committed of late in the north of Lon- don were found. The prisoner was charged at the Clerkenwell police- court with attempted burglary. Mr Thomas Charles Munday said he resided at Highfield House, Stamford-hill, and had no occupa- tion. On Tuesday night, at a quarter past nine, he was in the billiard-room playing with his friend, Mr Hazlewood. His aunt called him, and said she heard someone downstairs. He with his friend opened the front door, and on going to the back garden he found a ladder tip against the second floor bedroom window at the back of the house. They took the ladder away. It did not belong to the house, but to a neighbour, Mr Smith. He then saw the prisoner at the bedroom window, where the ladder had been placed, and pri- soner made an attempt to get out at another window, but, failing, returned into the house. Mr Hazlewood went into the house, whilst he (witness) waited out- side the window, which is about 20ft. from the ground. He then heard the report of firearms, and went into the house, when he met the prisoner coming down stairs. He was quite close to the prisoner, who presented a revolver at him and fired two shots. The shots missed him, and the prisoner turned and went upstairs again. He hit the prisoner with his walking- stick on the arm and then captured him. The stick broke, and he pulled the prisoner down the stairs. The groom Robert Howe then fell on the prisoner, who shot him with the revolver. Howe was on the top of him, and the prisoner fired up at him, and the shot went through him. He was shot between the ribs and thigh The shot went through him, but it could not be found. He (witness) took the revolver away from him, but previous to that the prisoner had levelled the revolver at him, but he should not think it went off. He then hit the prisoner twice on the head with the pistol. Mr Hazlewood went to his assistance, and secured the prisoner by binding him to the billiard table. The prisoner had two six- barrelled revolvers on him. The prisioner was remanded for a week. 'the groom named Howe, who was dangerously wounded during the struggle with the burglur Saunders at Highfield House, Stamford-hill, on Tuesday night, was somewhat better on Thursday, and hopes are now entertained of his recovery. It was at first thought that the bullet had passed through the lungs, but Dr. Kellock is now of opinion that the lungs remain uninjured. The bullet was found on Thursday morning in the roof of the corridor. It is of large size, and has been made for a weapon ot neary calibre, The prisoner, who seems to treat the affair with the greatest indifference, was heard by the police to state that he did not think that the injured man would get over what he gave him, and that he would sooner be hung than suffer penal servitude for life, and that if he could have got a good aim at the other two men he would have ehot them also. It appears that the prisoner has been living for about seven months in John-street, Tysoe-street, Clerkenwell, a quiet back street, mostly inhabited by workmen. When he came he represented to the landlady that he had lived for six rears previously in Northampton-road, Clerkenwell, a neighbouring street. He showed at first some reluctance to give his name, and in reply to the landlady's query as to how she should know his letters, said that there was no fear on that score, as he had no friends whatev. r. During the time he has been living in John-street h," 1has had neither visitors nor letters, and was extremely quiijt in his habits, lie was frequently out aii nigtt, tiuc ine people in the house imagined that tha: was in cons?quenee of his being employed on some newspaper, and so were unsuspicious to his real character. He was never seen to carry in or take away any parcel, and the theory is that he took jewellery and other objects of value only in his burglarious enterprises, and this the examination of his boxes by the police confirms. The police, it is said, 1 iiaTe information of a previous conviction against the prisioner, who, it appears, is quite unknown to the people .n the neighbourhood where he resided.
LATEST NEWS. TELEGRAPH OFFICE, 2 P. M. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] SEVERE FIGHTING. HEAVY LOSSES OF THE ENEMY. BEFORE TEL-EL-KEBER, Wednesday Morning. The fighting began at 4.45 this morning. The battle is still raging fiercely. TEL-EL-KEBET:, Wednesday, 5.0 a.m. All our troops, except the garrison, had left Kas- sasin before daybreak. At four o'clock the camp was comparatively deserted. The troops moved quietly in their assigned positions until well within a striking distance of the enemy, without loss of time. The field guns were run up into position, and un. limmered, and opened fire apparently before the enemy knew we were near him. The infantry were speedily engaged deploying, and firing as they went, the battle is now raging fiercely on the North. TEL-EL-KEBIR, 8 a.m. The enemy's position at Telelkebir has been carried by assault. The rebels are in full retreat. Forty guns captured, our cavalry is in full pursuit. Several thousand prisoners captared. Our loss up to this hour, is two hundred killed. I have just galloped in from Telelkebir, and now following up the enemy. TEL-EL-KEBIR, 9 a.m. The great battle is practically over. The rebels opened fire when our troops were about a mile from their position. We then made a rush upon them, cutting them down with the bayonet, they broke and flgd, hotly pursued by our troops. The Indians and Highlanders are pushing them on south while on the north their retreat is cut off, fully two thousand rebels have been slain. The Cavalry is still pursuing them. TEL-EL-KEBEB, '9.30 The Rebels at first fired wildly, but afterwards im- proved. Many of our men fell, but not one second did we stop. As we charged the trenches the Egyptians fled, or hid themselves. We then attacked the strong inner redoubt, bayonetting the gunners, and capturing the heavy artillery. In fifteen minutes from the first rush we were masters of the position. The cavalry got round the enemy's flanks before the fight began. Our men's behaviour was splendid. ALEXAXDBIA, Wednesday 1 p.m. The cutting, letting the sea into Lake Mareots was successfully completed at eleven o'clock this morning and the water is now spreading rapidly. Admiral Dew fired a charge of eighty-five pounds guncotton. Sir Evelyn Wood has received an official dispatch from Sir Garnet Wolseley, informing him of the capture of Tel-el-kebir after twenty minutes assault, the message adds that three thousand prisoners were taken and that the enemy is flying, pursued by our cavalrv. HEALTH OF THE PRIMATE The Archbishop of Canterbury has passed a satisfac- torv night, and is slightly stronger this morning. w WRECK OF A FISHING BOAT. A Boulogne fisbing boat Rein Des Auaris was wrecked this morning on Sands off Yarmouth, and the Captain and five men were drowned. Remainder of crew numbering eight were saved by Couston lifeboat. CABINET COUNCIL. A Cabinet Council called for this afternoon, will meet at three o'clock. Ii it understood that the chief subject for discussion will be the Turkish Military Convention. Lord Granville was in consultation with Sir Charles Dilke at foreign office this morning. The Prince and Princrss of Wales, and King and Queen of Greece, arrived in London this afternoon from the Continent. Patrick Joyce, sole survivor of Maam Paasua massacre was taken from CVlIg to Dublin to-day. Consols sixteenth better. Egyptians one better.