THE RECENT SHIPWRECKS IN ST. BRIDE'S BAY. We have been kindly favoured by Capt. Goldwyer, of Walton House, Little Haven, honorary secretary to the St. Bride's Bay Branch of the Royal National Life Boat Institution, with a copy of the report for- warded to head quarters respecting the recent disas- ters in the hay :—" Two schooners being at anchor in St. Bride's Bay on Wednesday last, the 24th instant, the wind blowing a gale from the south, I thought it would be advisable to warn the life-boat crew to be in readiness shoald their services be required, as should the wind shift to the west or north-west, as it so often does on this coast after a southerly gale, the vessels would be in danger. About ten p. m. the wind did shift to the west and north-west, and a watch was kept for any signals of distress or for assistance that might be shewn, but none were exhibited. About 10.30 two of the life-boat crew reported they could see a light just outside the breakers on the shore. This turned out to be a boat from one of the vessels carrying their anchor light, the arew trying to find a place to land, they finally ran through the breakers and succeeded in landing on Broad Haven sands, a most wonderful escape. On hearing from the capt an that he thought the other vessel would soon be ashore I at once sent to assemble the life-boat crew. One man went over to shew a light at the store-room at Goldtop immediately as a guide to the crew of the other vessel to steer to, should they attempt also to land in their own boat, The life-boat was taken off as soon as possible and met the crew of the vessel just after they had taken to their boat. The men were transferred to the life-boat, and the schooner's boat taken in tow and landed at Gold top. I asked the captains why they did not show any signals if they ( considered their vessels in danger. They said they did not know there was any life-boat here, though they knew there was one at Solva. One of them re- quested me to endeavour to get this information pub- lished in the Nautical Almanack. I told him this was a new branch, that the boat was only sent here last May, and that I would report the matter to the Insti- tution. We have since learned from Capt. Goldwyer that on the night of Thursday last, during a heavy gale, both schooners parted their anchors and ran ashore. The one at Broad Haven, and the other under the cliffs at Druidston. Both became totally wrecked, and the materials, we believe, have since been sold by auction, by the direction of the under writers.
■ COMPANY. THE MIFORD DOCKSOMPANY. j ALLEGED EXTENSIVE FORGERIES. I At the Maasion Honse, London, on Tuesday, Capt. Charles Clifton Hood, 42, secretary of the Milford Dock Company, was charged before Alderman Sir Robert Carden, M. P., with forging the debenture stock of the company to the extent of 144,0,00, and < omitting to make certain entries in the books of the company. Mr St. John Wontner appeared to prosecute, and Mr George Lewis defended. In opening the case, Mr Wontner said that he should merely state a few of the facts which were incidental to the charge, and then ask for a remand. The defendant had been secretary of the Milford Dock company for several years; a company formed under an Act of Parliament, with a capital of £ 250,000. Powers were also given to the company to raise £ 133,000 by debenture stock. The allegation was that the defendant as secretary to the company had issued debenture stock to the amount of £ 100,000 in excess of of the Parliamentary limit, and the cir- cumstances under which those bond. were issued would be the subject of that investigation. The company was formed to construct docks and railways at Milford, and the contract was taken up by Mr Lake, who had from time to time been p.-Aid by deben- ture bonds and bills of exchange. For some time past there had been disputes between the company and and Mr Lake, and the matter had been the subject of investigation in the Court of Chancery. The con- tract was originally taken by a Mr Appleby. The mode of payment was by what was known as u Lloyd8 bonds. Very little cash actually passed between the parties, but upon the bonds or debentures bankers advanced monsy, the securities being perfectly legitimate. In the course of the litigation Mr Lake found that bonds had been issued in excess of the Eowere granted by the act of parliament, and that they r.7 not been entered on the debenture registar of the company. Information was given to Sir E. J Reed, M.P., the chairman, and the directors ot the company, but they had taken no steps to vindicate justice, and consequently Mr Lake had assumed the responsibility of giving the defendant into custody. On the way to the station he said he did not see how they could charge him without charging the others, and that as for the alleged forgery, all the bonds were signed in his own name. These were briefly the cir- cumstances of the case, into which he would go more fully on another occasion. Mr Lewis asked how the charge of forgery was framed. Mr Wontner said the. frogery consisted in issuing debenture stock which he had no power to issue. The act prescribed the number of bonds which could be issued,, and all other bonds were worthless, whilst those who gave value for them were defrauded of their money. The documents were signed by the secretary and sealed with the company's seal. If the charges were not accurate they might be altered. Mr Lewis said both charges were absolutely worth- less. Detective Sergeant Lythal formally proved the prisoner's arrest. Mr Wontner then applied for a remand, Mr Lewis said he could not allow the case to pass without protecting the defendant's honour by saying that he had not been guilty of anything which effected the high character which he had long held in the city of London. He had not committed even a technical wrong. The prosecution had not been in. stituted with any public object, but simply out of spite. There waf a mass of litigation going on, and the defendant's evidence was of the greatest value against Mr Lake's claim. It was not suggested that a single penny of any sort or kind had found its way into the defendant's pocket, and he scouted the idea that he had committed any offence-legal or technical. He therefore, asked that the defendant might be admitted to bail. Mr Wontner declined to admit that the defendant had not profited by the transaction, or that the litigation had anything to do with the matter. He Most ask for substantial bail. The Alderman remanded the case, and admitted the defendant to bail in two sureties of £1,000 each. The allegations against Captain Hood are that he over-issued the debenture stock of the company, and that he systematically misled the directors by representing in each case that the over-issue was within their Parliamentary right. It appears that the company has at various times received loans, and has put up as collateral security part of its debenture stock. Mr Hood treated the debenture stock as not being fully issued, and bad, conse- quently. not entered it in the debenture register. He had also obtained possession of the director's seal, and had applied the seal to over-issued bonds without their knowledge. The total of the over- issued debenture is, we are informed, not greater than the amount of the debentures out as security for loans, and on the payment of the loans the whole of the excess debentures would, therefore, be returned to the company. There is no evidence that the late secretary had appropriated any of the funds of the company to his own use; but the practices to which he is alleged to have resorted are of a very improper character, and if the case is investigated, some strange revelations will prob- ably be made. The first intimation of an over issue was brought to the notice of Sir E. J. Reed, the chairman of the company, a fortnight ago, and he immediately placed the books of the company in the hands of an eminent firm of accountants in the City of London, for the purpose of having the case thoroughly examined, and of tracing each over issue of debentures. This investigation was not complete,l when Mr Hood was arrested, on information laid by the contractor of the dock works (Mr Lake).
THE CASTLE STEEL AND IRONWORKS COMPANY. In the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, on Tuesday, before Vice-Chancellor Bacon, Mr Marten, Q.C., made an ex parte application for the appoint- ment of a receiver and manager of this company, which is in liquidation. He stated that a Mr Mowatt, who is the holder of £ 1,500 worth of debentures out of a total issue of £ 30,000, had instituted an action •gainst the company on his own behalf and on that (,f. all the other debenture holders. On the 16th inst. the company had been ordered to be wound up but noliquida- tor or provisional liquidator had beenappointed.and the present action was on Tuesday commenced by Mr Mowatt, whose object was to protect the interests of the debenture holders. He produced an affidavit sworn by Mr Mowatt to the effect that the matter was urgent, and that his action bad been entirely prompted by the desire to protect the debenture holders, and also stating the facts of the case. It .Was desirable that a receiver and manager should at once be appointed, as there was a large amount of property on the company's premises.—An affidavit of fitness having been produced, his lordship appointed Mr Henry Spain of 76, Coleman-street, London. receiver and manager, with power to act immediately, and Mr Mowatt undertook to be answerable for the receipts for a fortnight, or until proper security being given withiu that period.
On Monday, at Blackweir, near Cardiff, n brickmaker, whose name has not transpired, was at work in a pit about tifteen or twenty feet deep, when a fall of earth took place and he was buried alive. On being extricated he was found to be dead. REPORTED DISCOVERY OF THR MISSING HEIRESS.—The missing heiress is reported to have been found. A demestic servant named Carey, having seen a newspaper paragraph stating that she was being searched for as the missing heiress, communi- cated with her foster-mother at Euniskerry, who placed, her case in the hands of Mr Kavanagh. a Dublin solicitor, and he is assured that she is the right person. She is intelligent, having been educated at a convent, and her appearance is described as good. It seems there is no doubt she was a child left on a doorstep by her parents.
MILFORD HAVEN. Mr H. Laslett, from the Storekeeper's Office at Portsmouth Dockyard, has been appointed Store- keeper at the Cape of Good Hope. MILFORD DOCKS COMPANY v. LAKE.—In the High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, before Mr Jus- tice Pearson, the case of the Milford Docks Company v. Lake came on. In this matter Mrs Hastings, Q.C. stated that the parties were still negociating, and it had been arranged between them that the motion for an injunction should stand over for a fortnight on the same terms as before, with his lordship's sanction. His lordship gave his consent, and the motion there- fore stood. THE MILFORD DOCKS.The recent long and serious illness of Sir Edward J. Reed, M.P., the chairman of the Milford Docks Company seems to have been at- tended by very unfortunate results'to that company. During his illness, and consequent absence from the sittings of the dock board, extending from September almost to the end of last year, troubles seemed to fall thick and fast upon both both the contractor and the company, with the result that progress with the works was eventually stopped. The stoppage of the works naturally enhanced all the difficulties of the situation, and although the company is still in possession of £200,000 worth of unissued preference and pre-pre- ference shares, and notwithstanding the fact that it is receiving repeated offers of the necessary capital for completing the docks, the urgency of its comparatively few creditors has been such as to force the company into liquidation. We understand, however, that the liquidation will be used as the means of protecting the enterprise, reconstructing the company in some respects, and carrying the docks forward tojcomple- tion.
I NARBERTH. FOOTBALL.—A football match took place on Satur- day last in a field near this town, between the Pater and Narberth Clubs, which ended after a spirited contest in favour of the Narberth players. The ground was in a wet state, consequently there were a number of falls, but we are happy to say without any serious accident. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—A meeting of this board was held on the 29th instant. There were present, the Rev. W. D. Phillips, chairman, and Robert Ward, Esq., vice-chairman. In consequence of a motion to value Cilmaenllwyd Parish, there was a large attendance. After a prolonged discussion the board decided for the valuation, 18 against 23.— The Whitland water case came on again for hearing when the plans of Mr Hutchinson were recommended bv a vestry, was proposed to be sent off to the Local Government Board for their approval.—A number of summonses were signed for non-attendance at school, in different parishes. The largest number being for the parish of Ludchurch. On a comparative state- ment being read as to the out-door relief, there ap- peared a decrease of £ 7 17s. 9d. as compared with the same weeks last year.
I TENBY. COTTAGE HOSPITAL.-The annual meeting of the Cottage Hospital was held on Saturday, Dr. Dyster in the chair. The report read by the hou. secretary showed the total amount of receipts for the year to be ;e293 15s. lid., and the disbursements £ 156 5s. lid., leaving a balance of Y,137 10s. A new ward had been erected, through the munificence of Dr. Dyster, and one of the wards would be converted into a dayroom. in a few wpeks. The report was adopted, and the several committees re-appointed. A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the business. THE STORM.-The full force of the storm on Saturday was felt at Tenby. It blew hard early in the morning, but about noon the storm had so in. creased in violence that it blew a hurricane at times. The sea in Carmarthen Bay and on the Highcliff Patch, and Spaniel Bank, off Caldy Island, ran a terrific height. About one o'clock the schooner Jane, of Llanelly, parted with anchors in Cildy Roadstead, and was driven across the bay in the direction of Amroth. She continued to reel about the bay till nearly four o'clock, her perilous position being watched from the Castle Hill by hundreds of spectators. Luckily about this time the wind dropped, and began to veer round north-west. This enabled the master to draw his vessel off from the shore, and she ulti- mately got out of the bay. The Life-saving Brigade were summoned, and the rocket apparatus prepared for a start in the event of the vessel striking the beach, but fortunately their services were not required.
SIR E. J. REED, AND THE ENGLISH I NAVY. I fail to see the sense of sneering at Sir Edward J. Reed as an alarmist," as the Times did on Tuesday, because in a letter to that journal your member per- forms the patriotic duty of calling public attention to the unsatisfactory state of the British Navy. Sir Edward asserts that, not only is oar navy not now a match, as it once was, for the oombined navies of all other maritime powers, but in its strength of iron- clad dbips-tre only fighting force that can henceforth be used in battles at sea-it barely outstrips the navy of France alone. A few years hence, if the same rela- tive rate of increase in the navies of the two countries be maintqined, France will actually be superior to us on that element on which it has been our proudest boast that we are supreme. Sir E. J. Reed ascribes this decay of our naval strength to the timidity of successive Administrations in dealing with the Navy Estimates, which have, he says, been limited to between ten and eleven millions for many years past, though the constant increase of the annnal charges for half-pay, pensions, and non- effective purposes steadily reduces the balance available for expenditure in the construction of new men-of- war. That this charge is well-founded any one can satisfy himself by a refereoce to the Statisti al Ab. stract. In 1867 the Navy cost the country £ 10,676,000, and in 1882, also precisely the same sum, namely, £ 10,750,000. During the same period the expendi- ture on the Civil Service and Civil charges of all kinds increased from 9f to ISJ millions, and on the Army from Hi to 16 millions. The Navy, then, is the only one of thu great spending departments the charge for which has remained stationary in spite of the extraordinary changes, involving vast expenditure, which have taken place of late years in the construc- tion and armanent of vessels of war. We have here, therefore, primA facie evidence to support Sir E. J. Reed's complaint thnt the navy has not made the pro- gress it ought to have done; and Lord Henry Len- nox, himself no mean authority, sh&res Sir Edward's opinion on this subject.— Western Mail.
THE WEATHER AND THE CROPS. I The Mark Lane Express says During the paet week the weather has been variable, and the tem- perature equally so. The general position has not improved in the least. It is as bad as is waa a vaoutb. ago, and much more serious at the end of J nuuary than at the epd of December. In addition to this feature, there are now complaints that some of the early-sown whpat is losing colour and plaut from the long-continued water-logged condition of the land, whilst on the other hand uouie later-aown wheats are appearing above the ground. Oppor- tunities for threshing wheat under favourable cir- cumstances have been few and far between. The Farmer remark#: — Wet and windy weather, with a dull and disheartening market; attendance is very fair, but only a oijaall trade is dono. Eng- lish wheat mostly out of condition, and is hard to sell. Foreign wheat a weaker market from last week. Maize likewise disappointing to the holders. Barley 6d. dearer for ordiaary sorts, and Is. for best. Oat". beans, and peas without any quotable change. Rye firm Malt firm. Flour unchanged, and rather neglected.
THE OUTRAGE ON A WELSH FARMER. Intense interest was exhibited on Thursday morn- ing in the preliminary hearing of the charge of out- rage upon a Breooushire farmer, at the Vaynor Petty 'i f,ss i oris, held it (,e f n, nea Sessions, held at t'efn, near Merthyr Tydvil, against Mostirs. James and Thomas Harris, of Treferig House. Glamorganshire, and Bodwig, Breoonshire. The com- plainant, Jenkyu Morgan, was unable to appear, but Mr Bishop, of Brecon, appeared for him. The defen- dants, who were also absent, were represented by Mr Gibbon, barrister (instructed by Mr R. T. Williams, solicitor, of Cardiff). The court was crowded, and many p< reous were unable to obtain admission. Mr Bishop stated, that as the defendants hid not personally appeared to answer the summons, he should ask the Bench to issue warrants for their apprehen- sion. The Bench objected to this. Mr Bishop, amid applause, insisted upon proving the service of the summons, and pressed for the issue of warrants. Sergeant Thoma" and Police-constable Smart then swore the service of the summons on Mr John Mor- gan Harris aud Thomas Harris, at Treferig, near Pontypridd, on the 20th inst. John Harris said in reply, Why did not the old man seud someone over here to settle the case E" Dr. Evan Jones, of Hirwain, deposed that he went to the residence of Morgan, the inj ured man, on the 11th inst., and found him in a dangerous state, and having severe wounds upon him. The patient suf- fered great pain. He was not in a dangerous condi- tion now, though seriously ill and confined to bed. He would not be able to attend the court for at least a month. During the brief examination of this witness Mr | Gibbon, for the Messrs Harris, strongly objected to any evidence being taken. Mr Bishop again applied for a warrant. Tho Chairman. Mr Overton, objected, when Mr Williams, of Hirwain. one of the magistrates on the bench, made a protest, against the course being taken by the chairman: This was greeted with loud ap- ptattse by those in court. After a prolonged consultation, the majority of the j magistrates ordered warr nits to be issued for the ap- prehension of the Messrs. Harris. It is anoun<-ed that an intimation tat been rQ- c')i"t'd to tiv" effect that the Messrs John and Tom Harris surrnnd-'ied at Celncoedyeynimer tin* (" edn"EHlay) morning, and that a »r><ial sessions was held to-day to r»-eeiv<« tl:eir sun en<W It i-; understood that an application will be wadtt t" ;.dmit the defendants to bail, and that this application will be backed by evidence fot the defenco b..ing tendered. In connection with 1hi*i charge much wnri ris^ is expressed at. the fact that, Mr Justice Brett made comments at the Breconahire Assizes on Monday on a case of which bo had no judicial cognisance. KAY'S COMPOUND for Coughs and Colds. Asthma and I Bronchitis are immediately relieved by it. 31
HAVERFORDWEST BOARD OF GUAE- DIANS. A meeting of the members of this Board was held at the Board Room on Wednesday. There were present:—Capt. Higgon (who presided), Mr G. L. OwPtJ, Mr C. Mathias, Rev. Canon Lewis, R-v. G. C. Hilars, Rev. F. Foster, Rev. T. G. Mortimer, Mr J. T. Fisher, Mr Vaughan, Fern-Hill, Mr W. Roberts, Rippeston; Mr Btird, Mr Blethyn, Mr W. Thomas, Mr Nicholas, Gandwran; Mr Reynolds, Scleddy; Mr Garrett, Mr Bevan, Freystrop; Mr Bevans, Mote; Mr George Phillios, Dew-street; Mr Skone, High Mead; Rev. W. M. Lewis, Tyllwyd, Mr James, Trenewyddj Mr F. M. R. James, Little Newcastle; Mr Robert", Nolton; Mr Reynolds, Tierson Mr Mathias, Camrose; Mr D. E. James, Mr G. E. Davies, Pope Hill House Mr Davias, Neeetoa Mr W. P. Ormond, Mr Lie wellin, Haythog; Mr Bateman, Amblo^ton Mr Hire, Haroldston Mr Thomas, Trehale; Mr R. Evans, Rudbaxton; Mr Sirne, Easthook; Mr Siunett, Dale; Mr Reynolds, Treglemais; Mr Llewhellin.Clareston; Mr G. Thomas, Mr W. G. James, Pantycoch; Mr G. Harries, Castla Villa. Tue Master reported that the number of paupers in the House wf,,3 160: the number in the correspon- ding week last year was 161. He also stated that Mr H. S. Allen had given a dinner and tea to the inmates in the same manner as he had done on for- mer occasions. He also reported that the cupola let in the rain, which did damage in several rooms in the House. Mr W. Roberta I beg to move that the thanks of this board be given to Mr Allen for his kind treat to the inmates of the House. Mr Ormond I second the motion. The motion was carried with great unanimity. Mr G. Phillips: Perhaps I shall be looked upon with displeasure for what I am going to say. But when I read in the newspaper that the treat had been given, I thought that Mr Allen was a very excellent _j?oung man, but I thought that when treats are given to the poor in this House, it is a pity that persons who are skulking in here and who are here because of their drunkenness, should participate in those enjoymenti- Mr Roberts We must leave that to the discretion of the donor of the feast. If Mr Allen gives it to all the inmates, 1 don't think we can interfere. Mr G. Phillips There are parties in this House who walk out for nothing else than to get at the drink. HOUSE ACCOMMODATION. Chairman (Capt. Higgon): I wish to make a state- ment as regards myself and two or three gentlemen here. At 12 o'clock, which is the usual time for motions to be brought on, I shall be obliged to at- tend a meeting of the County Roads Board, and I cannot possibly be here. The Vice Chairman, Mr Roch, is due at the Joint Counties Asylum at Car- marthen to-day, and also at the County Roads Board meeting and it is impossible for him to be here. Mr George Owen and Mr Charles Mathias are also obliged to leave, as they have to attend the County Roads Board meeting like myself. The meeting is the annual one and the most important one of the year, and we are obliged to attend. What I am going to ask is this—Whether the gentlemen who have given notice of motions for to-day, will consent to adjourn them, as they are matters in which all those gentleman who are obliged to leave this meeting take a good deal of interest. If they were brought on after the last book wai disposed of, there would be a pqssibility of our bf-ing here, but ot that I cannot be certain as I do not know how long the business of the Roads Boards will last. I would ask Mr Lewis and Mr Ormond whether they have any objection to pjstpone their motions under the circumstances. Mr Lewis said the postponement would be of no consequence to hin at all. He would not object to it. Mr Ormond said he bad no objection to his motion being postponed. The Rev. F. Foster said that a great many guar- diaus were not fully in possession of all the informa- tion relating to the question, and he hoped that after the discussion the guardians would have an oppor- tunity of considering the matter further before decid- ing on so important a question. On the motion of Mr Roberts, seconded by Rev. Canon Lewis, it was resol ved to postpone the discus- sion on both motions until that day month. On the suggestion of Mr George Phillips, it was resolvtd to add the words—'and such orders me-de as may be deemed necessary,' to the notice of motion given by Mr Ormond. Subsequently, Rev. T. G. Mortimer moved that the discussion be adjourned until after the meeting of new guardians in Ajril. Mr Reynolds, ot Treglemais, seconded the mo- tion. Mr Roberts, (who occupied the chair after the departure of the Chairman) said the question had been already decided, and he could not put Mr Mortimer's motion to the meeting. Mr Mortimer then gave notice that he would move that day month that the discussion be again adjourned until after the election of the guardians in April. LLANUNDA. I The Clerk read a communication from the vestry of Llanunda, stating that the vestry recoinmended that Mr William Williams be appointed collector of poor and highway rates for that parish at a salary of J615 a year. Mr Fisher said he met a man on his way to the Board who tuld him that the vestry was not a legal one. one Mr James, of Trenewydd, said the vestry was legally held, and gave notice that he would move on that day fortnight that Mr Williams be appointed. PAUPER CHILDREN, The Rev. F. Foster said that the Relieving Officers were required to visit children under 16 years of age, sent out from the House to service, and make a report upon their condition in a book provided for that purpose. He had never heard of any such report, with one exception, being made by the Relieving Officers. a The Rev. T. G. Mortimer said that if Mr Foster -would move that the Relieving Officers be called upon to make the report, he would be happy to second it. The Clerk said there was a book provided for the purpose. The Relieving Officers were required to visit the children and make a report to the Guardians twice a year. If, however, the children changed their service after leaving the House, the Guardians had no control over them, although they were under 16 years of age. The officers had made a verbal report when required, but it should be writing. Canon Lewis, asked whether the children were at liberty to change their place of employment without the consent of the guardians. The Clerk said that if a boy himself gave notice to leave the house, he could discharge himself from the custody of the guardians. The Rev F. Foster said he observed that the book had been kept, and in the remarks column he fonud entries were made. He asked how the information was obtained? The master .said the boys, who left the hous;, called upon him, and he made the entries from the information they supplied him. Rev. F. Foster said the boys out of affection for the master called upon him. and gave their own aecount of themselves. He thought the Relieving Officers should be required to see the children, and make a report as to their condition in writing. He proposed that in future the forms be filled up by the Relieving Officers. Rev. T. G. Mortimer seconded the motion, which was carried.
THE GOSWELL ROAD MYSTERY. I During the past several days, Inspector Peel and Sergeant Briers, the officers who have the case in hand in reference to the young girl found in a box at the parcel office, have been making inquiries in reference to girls supposed to be missing from Brixton, Euston- road, and Forest-gate. In reference to one case, cir- cumstances were so suspicions that it was considered probable that an early arrest would be made. but at a late hour the whole of those caaes were srtinfactorily cleared up, and the children found. A lady, however, who keeps a fancy shop at West Ham, and who also has a registry office attached to it makes the following statement On Oct. 5 last, a young girl came to my shop and asked me if I could get her a situation. She was in very great distress and said that she had run away from home because her father so beat her and ill-treated her that she could not stop in the house for fear of him since her mother's death, which had then recently taken place. She added that her father bad taken a place at a pub- lic-house, and he wanted her to go theie too, but she I would not, but she would not, as she sometimes had to run out of the house owing to his violence." She adds, I gave the girl an address to go to Mrs-, at-Villa, Leston, and the lady was so pleased with the girl's manner that she engaged her. The girl left the bundle of clothes she had brought from home and said she would go and tell them she had got a situation. The girl however, did not come back, nor go to her situation. A few days afterwards a coarse- looking womin came for the girl's elotheii, stating that the girl's father would not allow her to go to any situation al all; and in order to prevent her from run- ning away again, and he locked her in her room." The lady said I thought the woman meant the girl no good, so I refused to give up her clothes." The woman then went away, and the lady, finding the girl did not go to her situation, called at the shop to know the reason why. They then wrote to the girl's address, and the woman came again and demanded the clothes, saying that the. father had sent the girl to a home where she would not have a chance I of running away again. The lady who keeps the shop furnished the girl's address, and also her name. The neighbours state that it is quite true that the girl's mother did die a few mouth s ago in the hospital, and that her father lived in lodgiugs at the address given, but. had removed. The woman who keeps the house, however, stated last night that the father rented a room there still, but, that what he was, she did not know. He, however, had been out of work a long while. The whole surroundings of the place were that of a sq ualur and wretchedness. She admitted he had one or two girls, but she said she did not know anj thing abou: them. It is a curious coincidence that the house where the girl lived is up a small street at the back of where the parcel office is wh :e the box and body were taken to, and within five minutes' walk both of where the starch box was bought and the shop where it was afterwards booked at.
KAY'S COMPOUND, a demulcent an?dvne expectorant, I for Oough and Colds. Sold by all Chemise. 631
I THE DUBLIN PLOT. FURTHER STARTLING DISCLOSURES. The further hearing of the charges of conspiraoy to murder certain Government officials and others was resumed on Saturday at the Court House, Kilmainham adjoining the prison, before Mr Keys, Q.C., and Mr W. Stock, divi"ional magistrates. As the evidence adduced in the first stage of Saturday's proceedings (aly concerned the attempted assassination of Mr Field, only five prisoners were put forward at the the opening of the case. They were Joseph Brady, stonecutter Timothy Kelly, coachbuilder; John Dwyer, tailor Joseph Hanlan, carpenter and Michael Kavanagh, carman. The last named had been arrested since the previous hearing of the casg, and, together with his four fellow-prisoners, was no, charged with conspiracy to murder, and, in pursuance of that conspiracy, that on the 27th November they did feloniously assault one Denis Field; with intent to murder him." Mr Murphy, Q.C. and Mr Peter O'Brien, Q.C., prosecuted. The first witness called was a girl named Alice Carroll, about 17 years of age, who gave her evidence in the olearest manner, and, under the severe cross- examination to which she was subjected, maintained perfect self-possession. She deposed that on the evening of the 27th of November she was going down Hardwick-street soon after six o'clock, when she saw an outside car, with three passengers and a driver stop at the corner. Men got down, and she recognised two of them as the prisoners Brady and Kelly. She saw Brady attack Mr Field about two doors from the latter's house with a sword-cane or dagger. Brady knocked Mr Field down. Another man was standing by, and Mr Field was stabbed two or three times, and when he turned on the ground he was stabbed again, but witness could not say whether Brady or the other man stabbed him. She saw the driver of the car, and identified the prisoner, Myles Kavanagh, as the man. In cross-examination by Mr Killeen, witness said she did not think that the weapon she saw was a fish knife. A boy, named Michael Farrell, was next sworn, and deposed that as he was passingl along Hardwick- street about a quarter past six, he saw three men, two of them being the prisoners Kelly and Brady. He saw Kavanagh standing near a oar in Hardwick- street. William Joseph Connolly, solicitor's clerk, proved hearing cries as he was proceeding up Frederiek-ptreet He saw a man sitting on the flags, and a man having a bright instrument under his coat passed witness, and mounted the car standing near, together with a man carrying a revolver. The car then drove away. James Egan, a provision dealer, proved picking up a hat (produoed) at the scene. The remainder of the prisoners-16 in number— were now put forward, and William Lamie, an in- former, was examined. He said he joined the Fenian Brotherhood in 1867, but left Dublin, returning after several years in Liverpool. He had since attended meetings of the Irish Brotherhood at various places, and witness named several of the prisoners who had been present with him. He remembered a meeting in Aungier-street, when some discussion arose about Joe Poole. At a meeting in December last, at which Joe Mullett was present, at Farrell's public-house in Capel-street, there was a conversation about Delaney, when it was said that if a fresh vigilance" was organised, Mr Mallon, detective superintendent, who was endeavouring to put some of them up for perjury would be dealt with. Evidence of finding arms at Whelan's house was adduced, and on the application of the Crown the investigation was adjourned for a week Mr Murphy intimating that by that time they hoped to connect some of the prisoners with the Phoenix Park murder The prisoners were then formally remanded till next week. Messrs Healy, Davitt, and Quinn Ihave been served with notices that unless within a week they enter into recognizances each in a sum of 91,000 to be of good behaviour for twelve months, they will be committed to Kilaiainham prison for six months.
LECTURE ON MR. GLADSTONE. f On Monday night a crowded public meeting, pre- sided over by Mr Samuel Morley, M. P., took place at the Falcon-square Chapel, Aldersgate-street, City, the occassion being the delivery of a lecture by the Rev. E. Paxton Hood, on the subject of "Gladstone, the Man and the Minister." The Chairman in opening the proceedings, re- marked that there was no man living who took a deeper interest in the subject of the night's lecture than did he. The Premier possessed various phases of character, one of which evidenced him as a man having conscience enough to see and adopt the right and wise course when more than one was open to him. Though commencing public life as a Conserva- tive, he had come round to the Liberal ranks, and had ever since shown himself warmly sensible to the needs of the people. The great object of the true states- man was to care for the people, as distinguished from a class, and herein Mr Gladstone had immortalised himself. While he had been the author of some of the most valuable legislative enactments that we had ever had, the great measures which he had secured for the people had won for him the love, admira- tion and gratitude of that people Another charac- teristic particularly noticeable in the Premier was this-that he entered into every circumstance of life —the most serious or the most minute—with a thoroughness and enthusiasm lpeculiarly his own. When the time of his dedarture came-and they all hoped it would not be for some years-he would carry with him the deepest feelings of affection and regqrd on the part of the English people. (Cheers.) The Rev. E. Paxton Hood, in the course of a lengthened lecture, observed that it was significant that on that night 50 years ago, Jan. 29, 1833, Mr Gladstone first took his seat in the reformed House of Commons. After taking a survey of the unreformed as well as reformed House of Com- mons, the reverend lecturer expressed his opinion that the subject of his discourse was the greatest states- man of our age. He was quite aware that from many quarters a strong dissent would be given to such a claim, for widely as Mr Gladstone was known and admired, equally widely, had he been misunderstood. The more grand, and lofty, and serioug and divine the ends of a great leader of men, the more certain was it that he would be misunderstood. The speaker contrasted the life and labours of the Premier with those of ^Napoleon III. and Prince Bismarck-the men of "blood and iron" -with a view to showing how Mr Gladstone's efforts tended more to the benefit aud progress of humanity. The true states- man was he who could read the times, who could interpret its signs, and lead in the spirit of the age. Mr Gladstone was a statesman of progress, and that was of the spirit of the age. He was great as an orator, essayist, and scholar, and was loved wherever freedom was known, and hated only by those who were engaged in conspiracy against the rights, the liberties, or the happiness of mankind. The reverend lecturer, after a cursory allusion to some ameneties of the House of Commons, proceeded to give a sum- mary of Mr Gladstone's hiatory, in three chapters —the man, his career, and his character. At the close of his address, as well as frequently during its delivery, the lecturer was loudly applauded. ———-————— -— —— ——— L !.j)W
BIRTHS. On the 17th inst., at Bethany House, near this town, the wife of Mr D. E. Thomas, archi- tect, of a son. On the 29th inst., at Llanboidy, the wife of Mr William Thomas, of a son. MARRIAGES. On the 25th inst., at the Tabernacle Chapel, St. Florence by the Rev. John Griffith, Mr John Noot of Redberth Court, Redberth, eldest son of the late Mr John Noot, of Minor! on, and formerly of Rose Hill, Slebech, to Miss Sarah Canton, of Redberth. DEATHS. On the 24tb inst., after a brief illness, while on a visit to her brother, Mr John Phillips, Velindre Llysyfran, Letitia Preston, Cartlett in this town, aged 68 years. On the 27th inst., at Wallis-street. Ellen Vaughan, the beloved wife of Mr Levi A. Vaughan, aged 28 years. Deeply regretted by all her friends and acquaintances. On the 24th inst, at Bridgend, rather suddenly Arthur J. Phillips, eldest son of Mr Isaac Phillips, Postmaster, Dale, and Lineman on tho Postal Telegraph, aged 38 years. At Houghton, on the 16th Jany., 'after much suffering, Mrs Mary Jones, aged 68 years much mourned by her children and friends.
DgATH FROM HTDBOPHOBIA. —Last week Dr. Danford Thomas held an inquest at the Providence Hall, Paddington, on the body of Thomas Jenkins, 14, assistant to a newsvendor, and who resided with his father, a railway employe, on the Queen's-park Estate, Harrow-road. Harriet Jenkins, the mother, stated that in September last deceased was bitten by a dog on the right forefinger. He felt no inconve- nienoe. and therefore had no medical attendance, but a chemist cauterised the wound. On Tuesday, the 16th, he went home, and appeared to have a cold. He seemed dull, and refused victuals and drink. Next day he was worse. On Thursday, the 18th, he was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, and died there on Saturday week. Mr Robert Spicer, house sur- geon, St: Mary's Hospital, said deceased when ad- mitted was pale and exhausted, showing traces of hydrophobia. After being placed in the ward, violent spasms set in, and he became unable to t ike either solid or liquid food. Nourishment was administered artificially, and steps taken in the same way to re- lieve the spasms, but he expired on Saturday from hydrophobia. Daniel Cayford, a smith, Cbippenham. mews said that in December last his son had a re- triever puppy, which was then three month's eld. He remembered the deceased pointing at the dog. This made the animal snap at him and catch his finger, the skia of which was grazed. The dog had not had the distemper. After biting the boy, witness had him tied up, and he became restless and was killed. It was stated in evidence that bites from puppies wore worse and more dangerous than from old dogs. Dr. Gawith said he knew of a case in which a dog had bitten 14 persons, seven of whom died froui hydro- phobia. The jury returned the following verdict:- That the deceased died from hydrophobia." 1' KAY'S TIC PILLS, a speciSc in Neuralgi, FMe-ache. &c., 9 £ d., Is. lid.; postage Id. Of Chemists. Kay Bro< Stockport. 631
BETWEEN YOU AND ME." It is a great pity that newspaper corres- pondents are not more careful in the trans- mission of their reports, nowadays. There was a time when the news column could be relied upon for accuracy, but as regards some of our dailies, that sweet, confiding period is fast passing away. How is this to be ac- counted for ? Is it that the public crave sen-1 sational reports and look upon facts as an after consideration ? Or is the spirit of journalistic competition so keen that the respective correspondents cannot devote suffi- cient time to the elucidation of truth ? The prevailing spirit of exaggeration is much to be deprecated on all grounds, though it may seem to serve a temporary purpose. I know one local daily which has carried this practice to such an extent as to be totally unreliable. Even its friends are not to be gulled by it now. In conversation with one of these the other day, I casually referred to the matter. "I agree with its politics, said my friend;" but bless you I should never think of repeating any of its informa- tion. That would be asking too much, even of such a strong partizan as myself So I thought. « Apropos of these observations were the re-. ports of the fire at Upton Castle on Sunday last, which appeared in the local press. We were deliberately told in one instance that the fire had been raging from 2 a.m. until post time that means about fourteen hours. As a matter of fact there was very little fire at all, and the damage done by that most de- structive element was infinitesimal. A smouldering beam seems to have been both the cause and extent of the mischief. But that wasn't sensational enough for the penny- a-liners, so we had mysterious hints of an awful conflagration which never took place. Isn't it time we had the last of this sort of thing? if "Tit for tat" is a tempting game to play, and a perfectly fair one too, generally speak- ing. In legal matters it mostly takes place in court, and consequently "brings grist to the mill." It is not often that an appeal is made to the outside public, but we have fallen upon strange times. Your contemporary, in its last issue contains two such appeals against judgments in two distinct courts. I have no doubt that public opinion is opposed to the majesty of the law in both cases, as it very frequently is. # Still there is a comical element in the affair too. Just a week before the appearance of these protests, Lord Justice Brett solemnly leotured the great unpaid" upon their feeble administration of justice, and in pon- derous sentences claimed the virtue of in- fallibility for English law and its salaried dis- pensers. How sweetly consoling it must be to the beaks to see the decision of their two candid critics challenged so promptly ? Iconoclast has met with due punishment for his irreverent treatment of our local Solons. I should think Mr Henrv Davies has acted wisely and manfully in setting his case before the public. Not that such a course was neces- sary to prove how hardly he had been used. I've heard the whole thing discussed in some pretty influential circles, and only one opinion has been expressed thus f ar. 1 needn t specify that opinion more definitely in these columns. # # Some folks are still grumbling- at'the con- dition of the weather, and in all conscience it's bad enough. But it's nothing in com- parison with what we shall get in the rollick- ing month of March. The weather-wise ones say that hail, wind, thunder and lightning are among the mildest things we may expect in the way of atmospheric [disturbances. Earthquakes will be "the last new thing" according to these comforting seers. Well, that will have the advantage of novelty at any rate. < The immortal bard whose knowledge of human nature has rarely been questioned, has said that there is "a little vanity in us all." In this remark he not only included himself, but also the Governors of Tasker's Charity, in the year of grace one thousand eight hundred and eighty three. In this year the Boys' Charity School is abolished, under a new scheme of the Charity Commissioners. Well, some of the Commissioners were of opinion that it would be prudent to present the lads with a souvenir of the breaking up. Happy thought! But happier far was the sweetly modest ingenuity which suggested that in this souvenir should be recorded the names of the Trustees who were in office at the time of this remarkable change. Well, my dear friends, I hope your self-erected monument will live as long as Shakespeare's apology for all our little vanities." # # I will not trouble you to-day with a few notes which I have to make on the Conserva- tive Banquet at Llanelly, but I should like to make a remark or two on the speech of Mr Philipps, of Picton Castle, in his reply to the toast of the Conservative Associations of the Principality. Now, as a rule. Mr Philipps speaks in an earnest and business-like man- ner but he has also a happy knack at times of being highly facetious and slightly sarcas- tic. In the three lines. of his reported speech he is said to have expressed an opinion that at the next election, Pembrokeshire would re- turn three good Conservatives to Parliament. Now, I think he must have meant this as a playful joke to cheer the drooping spirits of his friends. Three Conservatives!! Why didn't Mr Philippsjsuggest that they should be three Croppers THE INVETERATE GOSSIP, J i-
CONSERVATIVE BANQUET AT LLANELLY. I ThA first annual banquet of too Llanelly Con- servative Association was held on Tuesday even- ing at the Athenaeum-hall. There was a large attendance. Mr C. W. Mansel Lewis (president of the association) occupied the chair, and amongst tLe other gentlemen present were Lord Emlyn, Mr C. E. G. Philipps (Picton Castle). The President, was proponed by the Houses of Parlia- ment. Lord Emlyn, M.P., responded, and was warmly received. Speaking of the cloture, he declared that freedom of speech in the House of Commons was for ever gone. Alluding to the Llanelly Con- servative Association, he congratulated those present on the progress that association had made In the pist year, but remarked it behoved them to look aboat, and especially to listen to what their opponents said. It was stated that the Conserva- tives were disheartened, but they could scarcely think BO for long if they saw that assembly. It had been said that the Conservatives had no leader. Well, Lord Beaconsfield was dead, and bis representatives were performing a most diffi- cult task, but the liberals should be cba-y in twitting them, inasmuch a.& when Mr Gladstone withdrew from the leadership of his party, he would like to know where the liberal party would be P He pointed to the recent changes in the Cabinet as a sign of the unity of the Liberal party, and to the number of seats they had lost in three years-more than the Conservative in six —as a sign of their strength. As for peaee, the TtanBvaal wftsone of theblackestpagesinonr English history, and had the real feeling of the count y been consultej, there would have not been a shot fired in Egypt. In the matter of retrench men j the Liberals had done nothing, although that was one of the promiiles upon which they came into power. In reform the Government had equally failed. In domestic legislation the Government had only one guide, and that was agitation. In Ireland the Government had brought in a so-called remedial measure, but it was a ground of great complaint that when the Conservatives left Ireland comparatively quiet, their euccesoro should h%ve scattered their wise precautions to the wind. The great lesson the Conservatives had to learn from their late leader was patience, but piotience couoled w:tb hard work. Mr C. E. G. Philipps, Pictoa Castle, in responding, to the toast "The Conservative Associations of the Principality," expressed his belief that Pembrokeshire would return three good Conservatives to Parliament at the next election.
| FEARFUL WRECKS AT SWANSEA. I THE MUMBLES LIFEBOATII STOVE LN-7 I The wild and rocky coast which skirts the peninsu- lar of Gower has again become the graveyard of a number of those whose avocation in life leads them to go down to the sea in ships." The loss of human life is great, and as many of those who have been snatched away are people with a locJ habitation and a name, the catastrophe must have more heartrending significance in the eyes of a Welsh community For the past few days the weather here has been terrible in the extreme hurri- canes have been the order of the day and night, whilst the sea has at times been such as to strike terror into the heart of the most ancient and hardened mariner. Many vessels hnve sought the friendly shelter of the Mumbles Roads. The Admiral Prinz Adalbert, went ashore on the lixen at the Mumbles Lighthouse on Saturday morninsr about nine o'clock. The Admi- ral Prins Adalbert encountered a he, vy gale earl y in the morning, in the course of which the captain hailed a tug, a hawser was thrown, but in the violence of the gale it parted. A second rope was thereupon made fast between the two boats, but this proved of no more use than the first, and again the craft parted company. Thereupon Captain Leabauer ordered the men to let the anchor go, but this precaution had no sooner been taken than the cable broke. A second anchor was thereupon thrown out, but it failed to hold, and the vessel drifted quickly on to destruction. The craggy coast surrounding the Mumbles light- house was in close proximity, and the vessel went ashore upon the rocks at this point. Her perilous situation was seen by a number of the villagers from the uplands, and in a short time the rocket apparatus was got out, and used, but those in charge of it failed to throw the rope over the abandoned vessel. Indeed, seeing that they worked the apparatus from the sum- mit of the hill, it is difficult to conceive how any hope of success could have been entertained. At the same time an order was given to man the lifeboat, and soon the vessel of cork was scudding ever the ocean like a thing of life propelled by as many as 14 ready hands. For upwards of two hours the brave fellows combated the violence of the gale without being able to get near the unfortunate ship. She was lying in a dangerous position upon a danger- ous coast, the waves were running almost mountains high, and for some time it appeared that the efforts of the lifeboat crew-bent upon salvation as they were-might prove fatal to themselves. Eventually, however, the brave little craft got sufficiently near to the stranded vessel to enable a lead-ended rope to be thrown on board, and this communication was eagerly seized upon by one of the crew, who firmly grasped it. and jumped overboard. He was safely hauled on board the lifeboat—which at this time was undergoing violent oscillation upon the crest of the waves—and then the rope was thrown a second time, and another life was saved. The next man who essayed to leave the doomed ship was Rehberg. the carpenter but just as he was about to be hauled in, a violent sea swept over the little band of rescuers and rescued, the three masts of the vessel were torn out and hurled far away over the ocean, the lifeboat was capsized, and next the water presented a scene of struggling humanity. The men on board the vessel managed to hold on, but those in the lifeboat were very differently situated. The little craft must have been thrown on to a rock, for when she righted herself her side was stove in, and few of those who had been her occupants remained. Many of the men —equipped with life belts-immediately struck out for shore and saved themselves, others clung to the disabled boat, whilst some were thrown violently on to the rocks by the raging surf. Of the number four brave fellows were lost, and two of them belong to the same family, being sons of the coxswain. The men all resided at the Mumbles, and were fishermen by occupation. To them has to be added another victim, namely. Rehbern, the carpenter, who will be mourned at Dantzic by a widow and two children. The life-boat was washed ashore with. it is said, in some quarters, two men in her, one being alive, and another dead, but still clinging to the woodwork. The bodies of the drowned men were fearfully gashed and broken. The crew of the Admiral Prinz Adalbert remained on board;- nntil the tide receded at about two o'clock, when they were able to walk ashore. They have taken refrcsre at the Mumbles Light-house, where due provision has been made for their accommodation. The captain of the vessel, who is somewhat re'icent in manner, states that the master of the tug required zC500 to take the vessel into harbour.
I SIR WILFRID LAWSON. M.P., AT I COCKERMOUTH. The annual meeting of the West Cumberland Liberal Association was held at Cockermouth on Wednesday evening. The report was of a favourable character.—In the course of the proceedings Sir Wilfrid Lawson spoke, and said he looked upon registration associations as recruiting sergeants and mediums for recruiting for the Liberal cause. That was a good way of doing the work and gaining ad- herents to the Liberal ranks. Recruiting was a very good name indeed, but it was better if they could change it to convert, because if they could convert a man from the ranks of the Conservatives|and turned him into a Liberal he counted two whereas if a man remained a Liberal he only counted one. Therefore they gained one by every convert. He believed they could not employ their time more usefully than in supporting such institutions as that, as they were always valuable in converting those whom they called opponents who had sound views on public matters. The report had referred to the large number of public meetings which had been held, and he believed they were very useful institutions, and were the life and blood of a free country, and they could not be too highly spoken of. They could not always get good local men to speak, and it appeared to him that lecturers who made it their business to study political questions and give lectures upon them were very useful agents to strengthen the Liberal party. He had heard such men, and certainly considered that they should be sent into the. more unen- lightened districts of the country. They could do much in that way to assist the partv generally. This was an ape in whish everything must stand open 0 reason. The days of authority were now over. Th1 time had been when Lord Lonsdale had great power in the country, but those days were gone, and the people were now only to be influenced by reason and argument. Everybody was trying to influence everybody else, and that was the proper way to proceed. They had all no doubt heard of societies which had been formed but which had no arguments to offer, and had come to grief. The licensed victuallers said the best means of meeting such difficulties was always to get up a lecture. The Conservatives no doubt told some truth, but they certainly did not tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth —which was only what the Liberals wanted. What they had in the Liberal creed were the true principles, and if they could but get the people to understand those true principles there would be very little difficulty after- wards. People would soon understand how the de- tails should be carried out, and would then give their countenance to those men who would carry them out. They must get right principles. In France they had got a Republican Government, but it seemed to him that at present they got on the wrong tack altogether. They were trying to put down freedom, and because some wretched fellow called Napoleon had put out a ridiculous placard they had lost their reasons. That showed that Republicans might be tyrants, and act with wrong principles. It was more important now than ever that they should try to give information to the people as to the right principle. The time was coming when they would have a very large increase in the numbers of voters, hnd he believed if they got the extended county fran- chijf1 there would be an increase of at least a million to the constituences, and any one could see what an influence that would have for good or for evil over the men who might come into possession of political power. They should be working for that time, which might be somewhat distant, yet th'y should endeavour to teach electors that all English- men should be subject to moral law, and also teach good principles and political and religious equalitv. When the franchise came there would be plenty of work in the country generally, and he hoped the work would be efficiently and thoroughly done. They heard a great deal nowadays about missionaries being sent abroad to teach the people the truth, and they should look upon such societies as the registration associations as home missionary societies to teach the people the great truths necessary for them to know. He had made these remarks because he thought the Liberals should do more in the way of teaching the people in political truths. They had done a great deal, but they could do a great deal more they could do a great work, too, in registration, and he was glad to know that that association was doing a great work for what they believed was right. Sir Wilfrid Lawson concluded his speech by speaking on local subjects.—Mr David Ainsworth, M.P., proposed the following resolution:—" That the delegates at the annual meeting of the West Cumberland Liberal Association present their warmest good wishes to the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone on the 50th anniversary of his parliamentary life, and they trust he may yet be snared to serve his country for very many years." -Mr Ainsworth said that even the greatest Conser- vative would not wish to see such a noble and good man yet conclude his days in Parliament.—The reso- lution was seconded by Mr Edward Waugh, M.P., and carried enthusiastically. -The secretary was in- structed to forward the resolution to Mr Gladstone. -Daily News.
THE RESULT OF ACUTE RELIGIOUS MANIA. -Au extraordinary affair took place at Folkestone OR Saturday night. A young man named Snelling. a proinilient, member of the Salvatiou Army, and who wears the big S," the shield, and other regalia, went home afteratterldiug mcltitg of the Auny. His friends, it appears, bejiau to tease him, and he suddenly left the house. G^ing to ar unoccupied house and shop near the Junction S' ition, he smashed a large plate-glass window and got through it. Con- stable Willes heard the crash, and hurried to the place. Entering the house through the broken window, he found Snelling in one of the top rooms. Studling rushed at Willes, and, with it sharp ius ruinenf, in- flicted a severe gash four inches long on the side cf hi-< neck. The policeman made the best of his way into the street and was assisted home. He lies in a t critical state. Snelling had locked himself in the I room when the police came to arrest him. He is pro- nounced to be suffering from acute religious mania. KAY'S COMPOUND contains Liuieeii, Aiuseed, Senega. Squil, Tolu, &e,, with Chlorodync 651
I WINTER ASSIZES. CARMARTHEN.—The Right Hon. Lord Justice Brett, accompanied by Lady Brett, arrived by train at Car- marthen on Wednesday last, at 12.30, from Cardigan, to open the assizes for the county of Carmarthen, and also the borough of the county of Carmarthen. His lordship was met at the station by the High Sheriff « £ the county, Mr Thomas Morris, of Coombe; the chaplain, the Rev. Rees Lloyd the town-clerk, andl a body ,f The borough police. His lordship drove to the judge's lodgings, in King-street, and at 3.30 p.m. the commiwion wa? formally opened. Divine Service was then attended at St. Peter's Church. The busi- ness of assize, civil and criminal, was commenced on Thursday, at 11 a.m.—The grand jury threw out the bill charging Thomas Evans with having set fire to a stable in the possession of Mary Evans and Elinor Evans. with intent to injure the said women. —J oseph Thomas, aged 16. and Robert James Kettie. aged 11, pleaded not guilty" to breaking into a shop, belonging to Gwilym Evans, at Llanelly, and stealing a quantity of cigars, &e. Thomas was sentenced to three months' imprisonment. The other boy would be imprisoned for one day.—John Jones, aged 50, miner, of Treleach, was indicted for bigamy, and was sentenced to 12 months' imprisonment. CARDIGANSHIRE.—The commission of the Winter Assizes for the County of Cardigan was opened in tho Shire-hall, Cardigan, on Monday afternoon last, be- fore the Right Hon. Sir William Baliol Brett, Knight, one of her Majesty's Lords Justices of Appeal. Hit lordship was accompanied to the court by the hifh- sheriff, Mr C. Lloyd, Waunifor, and the under-sherift Messrs. W. M. Griffiths, Carmarthen, and W. Pictou Evans, Cardigan, and the assize chaplain, the Rev. J. Lloyd, M.A., of Hay, Breconshire. At 10.30 o'clock on Tuesday morning the judge attendedIDivineiSer- vice at St. Mary's Parish Church. His lordship took his seat in court at 11.30. The Judge commented on the absence of crime from the the county, the calendar containing the name of only one prisoner, on a charge of larceny. The prisoner in question was then put on her trial. Her name was Eleanor Jones, alias Eleanor North, a tramping pedlar, and she was indicted for stealing a quantity of note-paper and envelepes, value 6d., the property of David Lewis, publican, Llandyssil. Prisoner admitted taking the paper. Prisoner had been previonsly convicted. She was sentenced to eighteen month's hard labour. The Judge, in delivering sentence, said he had power to commit her to seven vears penal servitude where- upon the woman exclaimed in Welsh, 0 Almighty Don't give me that much, or I will not come out of prison alive." BRECON.—On Saturday last, the Right Hon. Sir William Baliol Brett arrived at Brecon from Carmar- them by the Mid-Wales train at 2.20 p.m. He was received at the station by the High-Sheriff, Mr James Lewis, the Rev. John Price, chaplain, the Under- Sheriff, Mr D. W. J. Thomas, and a body of the county police, under Superintendent Five. The com- mission was at once opened at the Shire-hall. The business of the assize, which, as usual in Brecon is light, was commenced on Monday.
TERRIBLE WIFE MURDER. The Bolton district has become the scene of a shocking tragedy. A cotton spinner, Hugh Calder- bank, living ot Astley Bridge, a suburb, has for some time been living unhappily with his wife on account of her drunken habits. On Thursday he quarrelled with her, and on Saturday morning, about five o'clock, Calderbank called his son up to go to work, and then the father and mother appeared in their usual health. About a quarter-past eight o'clock a neighbour was sent for by Calderbank, and told to fetch his daughter from the mill. He did so, and she found her father sitting in the kitchen, looking very haggard and nervous. Two neighbours were called in, and one of them, on proceeding upstairs, on account of some remarks made by Calderbank, found his wife lyingon the bed quite dead, with blue marks and scratches en her neck. On the arrival of the police the man acknowle dged that he had strangled her. He also stated that he had attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself with his braces, but had failed through the braces breaking. He was then taken into custody. Both the murderer and his victim are about 50 years of age.
THE WINFORD TRAGEDY. THE WROXG MAN MURDERED. Some extraordinary facts in connection with the Winford murder case have jus* come to light. On Saturday Thomas Wedlake, who was apprehended I- .1 suDseonently to his brother Job, and charged with the murder, showed symptoms of great uneasiness, and appeared to be very depressed. On Sunday morn- ing he intimated to a policeman that he wished to have an interview with Superintendent Drewett, and upon that officer presenting himself in his cell he said he wished to make a statement. After the superin- tendent had cautioned him, he made a statement to to the effect that his brother Joseph committed the murder, adding that he did not intend to kill Cox, but a man named Thatcher. His story is a most remarkable one. Joseph, it appears, lives withjan uncle named Pearce, a well-to-do farmer at Winford, and acts in the capacity of farm labourer. He had fallen in leve with Mr Pearce's daughter, his cousin, and she, until recently, favoured his suit. At length, however, youag Mr Thatcher, son of a neighbouring larmer, commenced to woo the young lady, and she at once transferred her affections to the new lover. Joseph Wedlake, enraged at this, deter- mined to put his rival out of the way. On the Sunday morning on which the murder was committed be told his brother Thomas that he meant 'o kill Thatcher that night. He had learned that Thatcher had an engagement that night, and that he would, most likely pass the place where the murder was com- mitted at about half-past eleven on his way home Joseph was in waiting, and the blows that launched poor Cox into eternity were intended for the rival lover. The intended victim actually did pass the spot a few minutes later, and must have walked past the murdered man without seeing his body. Superin- tendent Drewett immediately drove over to Mr Pearce's farm at Winford, where he found Wedlake. Wedlake was then charged with the wilful murder of Mark Cox on the 7th of January. Prisoner turned pale, trembled violently, and began to cry, but made no reply. He was quite prostrated, and when at the station gave himself up to paroxysms of grief. He was brought before Mr J ames Ford on Monday morning at the Bourton Petty Sessions House, and remanded till Friday.
An order has been received at Chatham Dockyard intimating that it is the intention of the Government to close the lead and iron mills after the end of the financial year, the material required being in future obtained from private firms. A large num- ber of men will thus be thrown out of employment. At Kirkaldy on Saturday the large spinning mills of Messrs. Ireland and Son, Buckhaven, were totally destroyed by fire. Heckling House and other adjoining premises narrowly escaped destruction. The damage is estimated at several thousand pounds, and about 400 persons have been thrown out of employ- ment. Mr Arthur Fowles, a well-known marine artist, of Rhyae, Isle of Wight, was accidently shot on Thursday afternoon. With his little boy and a fisherman, he put off from Fishbonrne to sketch a a yacht lying in the creek. The child took up a loaded gun which was lying in the boat. The gun went off, and Mr Fowles was killed immediately. THE PEI\J;BE0K;ESHIPVE SCALDING C.&SE.- From inquiries we have made, we find that the state- ments published by us in respect of this cape (and which the prosecution failed to establish) were incor- rect, and that their publication was calculated to affect he character and wound the feelings of Miss Ann Morgan and her family. We therefore take this opportunity of expressing our regret that we should have been betrayed into publishing any statement inconsistent- with the true fac's and now tender to Miss Morgan our apology for doing so.— Western Mail -[Our reporter admits having sent a report to the M, ail of the facts of the above case, but says that it wr.s so elaborated and sensationalised by the talented edi'or that he could scarcely recognise it; It was sent, howeler, in the belief that it was cor- rect, and with an entire absence of any motive to wound the feelings or to adversely affect the char- acter of Miss Morgan end her family; and for any effect it may have had in this direction he heartily apologises.—Ed. of T.]
LATEST NEWS. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAMS.] The Barque Reginal of Liverpool, from Calcutta passed the Lizard to-day in tow of steamer, with main and tnizen masts gone and otherwise disabled. The first sor) of the new Dock at Cardiff will be cut to-day by the Marquis of Bute. Town is en fete. M. Tissot the French Ambassador is better to-day. The driver Hartley injured in the collision on the Efirwash branch of the 1\1 idland Railway, has succumbed to his injuries. The signalman Bail, whose error caused the atcident has been arrested. A telegram received at South Shields to-day, an- nounce the sife arrival at Baltimore of the steamer Hamsteels which was a fortnight overdue. She en- countered heavy gales crossing the Atlantic. The Radicals of Northampton propose holding an indignation meeting to protest against the Railway I Companies refusing a special train on the opening of Parliament. It is asserted that this will not off c,, t'e number who will attend the Bradlaugh demonstration. A 6tranger was arrested by the Kilkerim police lat night, concealed in an outhouse, and armed Tvith a gun w hich had been shortened, and was concealed under hip overcoat. I Tiie London and North Western Railway have commencet operations lor extending their Irish cnnejti ns. Towy having secured additional pre- mises at Kingstown. Haddington East LoiLia Election.—The nomination of candidates took place at Haddingion, to-day, the candidates nominated wort- Robert Banmntyne Fiulay, Q C" Liberal, 15 Phillimore Gnrienc, London, proposed by Mr J. D. Lau;ie of Monkridge, seconded bv Mr George llonalison, farmer, Kilduff. Lord Elc :io. Conservative.. Gosfortu House, Eas! Lothis proposed by C> ;*taio Housbown, of Cie"kington, seconded by Mr G. Young, Y.S., Renton Hall. I The distress in Dover is reported to be very great, a deputation representing four hundred people applied to th3 Town Council to-day'forg work or assistance. The Council regretted but could not comply.