HAVERFORDWEST REVISION COURTS. On Friday Mr Henry De La Beebe Dillwyn, the revision Barrister, held a court at the Shire Hall, for the revision of the lists of parliamentary voters for sundry County parishes, as well as the Borough par- liamentary and Municipal lists. In respect of the County, Mr W. V. James repre- isented the Conservatives, and Mr W. D. George the Liberals. Mr R. T. P. Williams was also present -with a watohing brief," as we understood, on behalf tof the Conservative party of the Borough. The County lists were taken first which was merely Yy-outing work, all oases in differerce between the 'parties being settled out of Court by the respective -agents. The Barrister however had something to say to some of the Overseers who were not up to the mark iin the performance of their duties, and expressed his sentiments pretty strongly to them on their deficiencies -demorits. The Overseer of Manorowen (Mr James of Tre- ;brethin) attended to give an explanation for his non- .attendance at Fishguard on the previous Tuesday. The Barrister said there were several cases of com- plaint against him. First he had not delivered his lists to the Clerk of the Peace in proper time-the 1st of September. It was impossible for him to arrange his ourcuit unless this duty was punctually attended to. lie had asked his Assistant the cause of it, and he attributed the omission to him (the Overseer) to whom tie said he had sent the lists. But whether Jlbal was so or not he was still responsible for the acta xttf hisassit,tant. When he examined the lists he found too that the register was missing that one person who was marked dead" was not dead. Secondly, he had not produced the rate books at the Revision Courts. It was the duty of Overseers to bring with them the rate books as frequently questions hinged upon them. And he must tell him and other Overseers, that if any man lost his vote through the iieglect of the Overseer, he would have a right of Action against him for such neglect. Thirdly, ho had entrusted the duties to an ineffi- cient substitute, who whether competent or not had neglected his duties. The question now was for him to consider whether he should not impose a fine as well as deprive him of the usual certificate. If he 2iad anything to day in extenuation he would hear him. Mr James (the Overseer) said he was very sorry that anything should have gone wrong, but it was really no fault of his own. He had entrusted the entire duties to bis assistant and expected he would have properly attended to them, otherwise he would have given them his personal attention. It was not the assistant's place to send the lists to him and he had not done so. The Barrister said he thought as much and en- quired who at the time of the revision had the rate books in possession. The Overseer He had them. Mr Thes. Rees informed the Court that the assistant haA aAantted to him in the presence of Mr W. V. .If ames, that he had misstated the fact. The Barrister: Under the circumstances he should 4imply deprive the Overseer of all allowances, as he was responsible and not the assistant, and if he em. jployed an iucompetent person he must take the con- sequences. The inconvenience be had been put to in attending that Court, wasjhe hopod a sufficient penalty for his omission, and that he would take oare that it should not occur again. The Overseer of Roch was also in "default;" he had not sent in the lists in time and had also omitted the register. He excused himself by saying he was a "new man" in office, and would eudeavonr to im- prove next year the Barrister accepted the excuse and granted him the usual allowance. He remarked that last year he had deprived the Overseer of this parish of his" expenses for negleot of duty, but it appeared he had notwithstanding charged the item in his parish account, but it was properly disallowed by the Auditor for want of a voucher, and the same Overseer had the impertinence to write to him for a certificate, which of course he had declined to give. He &,nlrel the Overseer to inform his predecessor tttat he might think himself fortunate in being let off 00 well. The Overseers of Languiu did not put in an appear- ance. Their names being called over several times, the Barrister said he should summon them to appear before him elsewhere BOBOUGH LISTS. These lists were handed in by Mr Jtienry JJavies, the Town Clork. The overseer of Saint Martins, Prendonrast. and Farzy Park, was represented by their asuistant Mr John R. Phillips, and the overseers, of St. Mary's, St. Thomas, and Uzmaston, were represented by Mr George Thomas, acting assistant of Mr T. A. M; rtin: The Barrister said he observed that the lists had not been handed in to the Town Clerk, in proper time. The Town Clerk said Mr J. R. Phillips was under the impression that the 1st September, was the time instead of the 29th of August. The Barrister said that was not of so much conae- quenoe, but Mr Martin's lists had not been delivered until the 8th September. Mr George Thomas said he understood they had been delivered in proper time, and so he had been informed. The Town Clerk said that was not so-it was hearsay information. The Barrister said there wai only one way to cure the neglect which was by depriving the overseers of their expenses. There were several new olaims and objections most of which were disposed of in camera. Notably aaongst the nnaiber was the name of Mr Wm. Bowen Rowlands, Q.C., of Broad Haven, who was objected to as non-reiid-nt as a freeman. The objection however, was withdrawn and the name retained. LODGER CLAIMS. Mr James A-. Stockholm, Inland Revenue otticer, claimed aa a lodger and was opposed by Mr W. D. George, on the ground that the rent of the whole House in which he lodged was only JE10 1 Oa He occupied two rooms, for which he paid at the rate of .£20 a year including furniture and firing and attendance, he therefore contended that such lodgings could not be of sufficient annual value to aupport the claim. The Barrister said the olaimant would hardly pay 920 a year, if the lodgings were not worth it, and that as to the value of the furniture in lodgings, of that description it was of not much consideration. Ho allowed the claim. The Barrister enquired how it was that several persons, Mr Reynolds, of Tierson, and others had been omitted from the overseers lists, when they had a perfoct right to be pla6ed there, thus giving them the trouble to, make claims. n must be tho fault of the oversefers. Mr George aid Mr Reynolds had been on the list for years as a freeholder, and it was a good vote. The Birrister romarked that such neglect should not occur. NOW-RESIDENCE QUESTION. Mr George Gordon Owen Phillips, of Honey borough claimed to be inserted in the freemens' list.. He was supported by Mr Williams, and objected to by Mr George, on the ground of non-residence, he being a medical student and walking the Hospital', in London, where he resided the principal part of the year, and quoted the case of Ford v. Drewe, which was tho case of an articled clerk serving his articles in London. It was for the Court to consider whether his profession necessitated his being resident in London. Mr T. P. Williams contended that it was not a parallel case. In the case quoted the articled clerk was bound to be resident in London but in the case of the claimant there was no such contract, he could go and come when he liked, and ho lived with his father for the best portion of the year within the distance. The Barrister said if it was shewn that the claimant comes home to his father's house and resides there three or four months in the year it was just like a man keeping his terms at Oxford, and he bad no doubt he was entitled to his vote. OVERSEERS EXPENSES. The Town Clerk said he wished to ask the Barrister for information upon a question affecting the Over- seers allowances, for making out the parish lists and for future guidance. The certificate of the revising Barrister under the 31 and 32 Vic., Ch. 58, Sec. 31, was to he given in open Court and was final and conclusive. A question had arisen in the Town Council as to what expenses were covered by the certificates given to the overseers of the Borough at the last Revision Court, the assistant overseers having sent in to the Council de- mands for JE4 4s and f,3 4s 6d respectively for making out the Burgess lists, and he was a-ked as Town Clerk, whether those sums could be paid out of the Borough fond, and he expressed an opinion that they could not in that form at all events, and that he understood they were included in the certiticates given. On the former occasion he had given certifi- cates for the following allowances, viz., St. Thomas £ 4 Os St. Martin £ 6 17s St. Mary £ 4 03 Prandergast £ 5 17s Uzmastou £ 3 53 Portfield £2 Os making together f25 19s and he the Town Clerk certainly understood Mr JJutwyn to state tnen tnati tho-te amounts included all expences for the County as well as the Borough parishes and so it was reported in a local paper. As the same question would no doubb again arise, he was desirous of asoertaining the Barristers views. It was quite right that the over- seers should be paid for the work dono, but the channel was the point. The Barrister said the question had not before been mooted before him and he should wish to be guided by what his predecessors had done. But, however, he must say that he certainly considered that in giving his certificates last time for the sums named by the Town Clerk, that all expenses for the County and Borough libts were included in the amounts. The Town Clerk said that was just what he thought and said. It was rather a difficult matter to apportion the expenses, Haverfordwest being co-extensively a Parliamentary and Municipal borough, the same per. tlonll possessed a double franchise, and they were combined in the same lists, except that there wan a separate women's Burgess list, whioh numbered 231 persons, and exactly the same expenso was incurred by the Overseers in respect of both lists. Mr J. R. Phillips (Assistant Overseer) said the same arrangement hai been carried out since the passing of the Representation of the People's Act. The late Town Clerk (Mr John), had consulted Mr Bonrke, the then revising Barrister, on the question, and they had acted upon his advice. The Barrister said he should not like to deviato from the practice of his predecessors, and should grant the same allowances as before, and leave the Town Council to settle the question. The Town Clerk asked if he was distinctly to understand that those certificates would cover all expenses connected with the "parliamentary lists, but not the burgess or women's lists." The Barrister said that was so. He then granted certificates to Mr J. R. Phillips, but wpth reference to thf. parishes represented by the assistant overseer, Mr Martin, he was by no means satisfied with the way his duties had been performed. It was an im- portant public offioe, and should be filled by an efficient person. On the last occasion he had to find great fault, and he was compelled to do so again. He had considerable hesitation in granting a certificate for expenses, but bad on consideration made up his mind to do so this time, with the understanding that if he found the same causes of com- plaint -to exist another time, he should hesitate very much about making any allowance. The court then broke up. PEMBROKE DOCK.—Mr Henry de la Beobe Dillwyn held his revision court in the council chamber, Pem- broke Dock, on Saturday last. Mr W. Vaughan James appeared for the Conservatives, and Mr W. D. George for the Liberals. The Conservatives were also represented by Messrs Gibby and W. Phillips, and the Liberals by Mr James Williams. This was the first occasion of a revision court being held at Pem- broke Dock, and it was arranged that the lists for Llanstadwell should also be gone through, and those were taken first when the court opened at eleven o'clock in the morning. Nothing of interest occurred, and the court was adjourned about half-past twelve, opening agam at two and conclading at live; an even- ing court was afterwards held for a short time. The following was the result for the Pater Ward -Objec. tions—Conservatives 34, sustained 6 Liberals 14, sustained 5. Claims-Conservatives 10, sustained 9 Liberals 12, sustained 11. Lodger claims- Conserva- tives 5, which were sustained; Liberals 5, sustained 4. Lodger objections—Conservatives 2, sustained nil the Liberals did not make any objection*. PEMBROKE —Mr llenry d" la Beche Dillwyn held his revision court in the Town-hall, Pembroke, on Monday. Mr W. Vaughan James appeared for the Conservatives, and Mr W. D. George for the Liberals. The Conservative* were also represented by Mr Jos. Gibby, and Mr James Phillips, and the Liberals by Mr James Williams. The county, borough (parlia- mentary And municipal), and the freemen's Hits were revised, but the proceedings were of the most nll- interestin g character. At the close of the court, the Liberal agen's were not in a position to say how they stand, but the Conservatives claimed to have gained 65 at the two courts. riOSBY.-On Tuesday Mr Henry do la Beche Dilwyn opened his conrt for the revision of the list of voters for the borough of Tenby and the several parishes included in the Tanby polling-district. The Liberal* were represented by Mr Thomas Rees (from the firm of Messrs Davies and George, Haverford- west), and the Conservatives by Mr Thomas Lewis, of Narbertt). Nothinf: of importance transpired.
-■ > ROOSE SPECIAL PETTY SESSIONS. A special session was held at the Shire Hull yester- day, before U. Carrow, G. L. Owen, and G. Griffiths, ESTJRS. CHARGE OF US LAWFULLY WOUNDING AT LANGTJM. James Powell, landlord of the Three Horse Shoos,' public-honso. Langtim, was charged by John Palmer, also of Langnm, with assault and wounding him on the 20Ih nit., Mr Price appeared on behalf of the defendant. It. appeared by the evidence of tho prosecutor that about seven pm., he was at tho Three Horse Shoes, an altercation arose between him and the landlady, Mrs Powell, about the payment by Palmer f(ii- a glass of whisky which he had ordered when t\t" defendant without any provocation rii-lifd nt him and "lit him on tll- arm with a knife, pushed hiui out and fastened the floor against him. He went to the Doctor and had his arm dressed. Thomas Jone* said he witnessed the assault but differed from the prosecutor on some very material poi nts. Dr. Syinitiolls, of Neyland,dressed thwonllll which lie described as being a clean cnt two Inches loiitf and hatf-an-inch deep on the left arm just below theelbow, there were several cuts on the jacket, one correspon- ding with a cut in the shirt sleeve and Oil the arm. Mr Price appealed to the Bench to hear the charges of assault preferred by Powell against Palmer (on himself and on his wife) at the same time and place. After lieariuy the evidence of Powell who said he was 63 years of age and his wife, the Bench decided that in the first case of Palmer against Po veil, the defendant would be committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions, and in the second case of Powell against Pahner aud wife, the defendant was fined £2 with costs. Powell was admitted to bail, and left the Court. Henry Fnrr, and G. Jones were charged with driving away one sow and three pigs the property of John Thomas. Mr James Price appeared for the prosecution, and Mr \V. J. Jones for the defendants. The prosecutor was called and deposed to having lost one sow and three pigs on Tuesday the 2nd iust., but could not any who took them. James Harries deposed to seeing the sow and pigs on the high road on the day in question, and saw a number of pigs being driven by four men. He be- lieved Farr was one. He saw the sow getting between the pigs and going away. In cross-examination this witness said he did not know whether the sow and pigs went with the rest, as lie never looked. A few more witnesses were called but the Bench intimated they were satisfied no case h..d been made out agiinat the defendants and dismissed the case.
NARBERTH. PRIZF; ESSAY -G(,,)rg,- Richard Edwnrd Morris, ilie second son of W. John Morris, cabinet maker, Sheep-street, in this town, passed first in the first class for writing the el!ay on Animals, and the wrong of tre:tl ng them cruelly," given by the Royal Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals, and was awarded tho first prize. PETTY SESSIONS.—These sessions were held on Thursday, tho 4th October, J. L. G. P. Lewis, Esq., (chairman). P.S. James charged David Walters, Trovaughun Cyffyg, with removing cattle from Car- marthenshire into Pembrokeshire. Mr W. M. Griffiths, appeared for the defendant, and rose a technical objection to the notices, and said they •ihould have bien signed by the Local Authority, and not by the Clerk of the Peace. The Bench dismissed the case. The Chairman aid this was the second time the polieu had erred in this and he should bring the case before the next Quarter Sessions. SCHOOL BOARD. —A meeting of the Narbsrth School Board was held on the 4th inst., all the members being present. An application was made by the Mechanic's Institute for the loan of the School-room gratis. The application was refused. Mr T. Lewis, (r hai rmm), paid the charges for one night. Mr Ward sent an offer of £10 as a prize for the best Hcholllr yearly, it was accepted with thanks to Mr \Vard for his liberality. A 3d rate was ordered to meet the expenses and the clerk was ordered to advertise for a master for the school.
HEUBRANDSTONE. I HARVEST THANKSGIVING SKRVICE.—A Harvest Thanksgiving Service was held in the above Parish on Thursday evening, the 27th ult., and was attended by a large congregation. Tho church was richly and elaborately decorated for the occasion. The Super- Altar was exquisitely arranged with choice flowers by Mrs Stokes of St. Uotolphs and surmounted by a lovely cross, theSvork of Miss Cryuies. The lectern wa< superbly dressed with corn, fern, and choice rOIl"II, being tho work of Mrs Trower and Miss Stokes, and was exceedingly admired. The font and pulpit were very tastefully arranged by Miss A-lams Bramble. The general work of the church was can-fully done by the Misses Thomas of the Rectory, Milili Thomas, St. David's Miss Yeo, and Miss I'.aniu. The ferns and other pot flowers were kindly lent bv Cul Stokes. The Prayo.is were said by the R-v. M. A. James, curate of St Thomas, Haverford- west' the lessons were read by Mr Harry Bvers. and the sermon WftR praacht'd by the Re. C. F. Harrison, vicar of St Mary's Haverfordwest, from the 5th chap of Jeremiah, 24tii verse. He reReneth us the appointed weeks of liarvemt, being an earnest and an appropiate discourse, aii(I litilencil to with marked at- tention.
L'EMBROKU AND PEMBROKE DOCK. JVUTILLKRV VOLUNTEKES.—The annual inspection of this battery of artillery volunteers was held on Saturday evening at the Wostoru Fort, by Colonel T. Cuming, Royal Artillery, who was accompanied by Captain Frazer, R. A. adjutant to the Pembroke- shire Artillery Militia. The inspecting officer said that, although there was room for improvement, on the whole tho drill was fairly satisfactory. Tho corps J were under tho command of Captain Chris'ie and Lieutenaut Campbell. Officers of the dockyards and at the A lmiralty are awaiting with much auxiety the promulgation of the scheme which is to improve their positions. The Mclieme," which is tho outcome of Sir Thomas Bral'lsey'l'\ Committee, has long been ready, and confi- dent hopes wero entertained that it would he pub- lisherl last month. At the last moment., however, it leakerl out, siib road of course, that the Admiralty wore making some m-idificatious iu tli.- reoommeadn- lions of the Committee. Whatever those modifications may prove to be, the sooner they are announced the better, not only for the officers interested, but also for the welfare of the Service at large. — Broad A NOW.
TKNBY. JÁ. :> THE ORCHESTRAL SOCIKTY.—-On Friday evening tho Orchestral Society give a jiei f 'lunaure in the Koyal Assembly-rooius, iii the presence of a large I nt\I}j'>I;e. The entertain nent was divided into two parts the firt musical and tho second dramatic. A feature inth? first part was the "Policeman's I Ch"l'lI.q," from thc? Pirates of Penzance." Tho •Ir u*•1 f.i«: .-selection W -s WoolutT n comedy, A wiu- uiiiir il.iz'irl.' MARRIAGE OK MISS HAX?AV.—O.i Wednesday ?lle marriage of Mr Charles Richard Turner Phillips, I surgeon, of L"in«t«'i-sijuai Bayswuier, London, to Marion Elizabeth Petronel. third daughter of Lien- tenant-Colonel Hannay, of Victoria-street, Tenby, was solomuised ill the Parish Chuicb of Teuby, in the preseneo of an immense cougregatiou, nearly 1000 porsori8 being within the sacred edifice. The service was full choral, the officiating clergyman being the Rev. J. H. Phillips, vicar of Lawrenny, and the Rev. I J, S. Allen, vicar of St. John's Pembroke Dock.
To the Editor of the Haverfordwest Telegraph. I SIR,-At the time when Mr Homersham Cox is being treated rather roughly, tbe following extract from one of Lord Maoaulay's letters on his arrival in India is rather apropos, and I think is likely to amuse your readers. He writes :— A native of some fortune at Madras has sent me a paper on legislation. 'Your honour must know,' says the judicious person, I that the great evil is that men swear falsely in this oountry. No judge knows what to believe. Surely if your honour can make men to-swear truly, your honour's fame will be great, and the Company will lfourish. Now, I know how men may be made to swear truly, and I will tell your honour for your famo and for the profit of the com- pany. Let your honour cut off the great toe of the right foot of every man who swears falsely, whereby your honour's fame will be extended.' Yours truly, Rosebush, Oct. 8th. JOHN OWEN. SALVAGE SUIT AT HAVERFORDWEST. I To the Editor of the Haverfordwest Telegraph, I "EAR nir,-i should not trouble you in this matter had not One of the Salvors thought proper to comment oji ray letter, but as he is in all pro. bability deeply interested in the Life Boat, the Sal. vage and the Solicitor who got up their case, doubt- less he smarts under the defeat of the attempt to make their case good in the eyes of the public, which defeat baa been assisted I presume, by the Pilot's and my own letter. As my letter was written with no other object than to show the facts of the case and correct the Solicitor's misstatements, especially with regard to my own evidence, I consider I have done my duty, and have no further interest in the case. However, in order to correct One of the Salvors" and finish with it, I may say the Pilot and myself were witnesses only and therefore suffer no defeat. The defendants alone suffer in pocket, and their Solicitors who conducted their case must feel it hard to have to pay £100 and costs for what they con- sider £ 2.5 enough. I was more liberal in offering £50 some months ago before I parted with the pro- ceeds of sale and handed the case over to the London people, from whom I heard no more until supboened to attend at Haverfordwest. The Tugs were offered a sum by the underwriters, and it was accep ted The money was paid the Tug owners direct by & special agent sent down from London—not by me- and if those who bad to pay considered that the Tugs saved the vessel by bringing her here, a judge is not required to rule whether it is Towage or something else. It was something which they considered SAVED THE VESSEL. The Salvors did nothing but assist the Tugs by making fast ropes. I do not know that the public care anything about the case, neither do I oare what the counsel did, or failed to do, but I know the Salvors had all to gain, and the witnesses for defendants nothing but a days pay, let the decision be what it may. We all know it two sides differ in statements one must be telling untruths— but there is no accounting for which side may be believed, or what view a judge may take! As regards Oaths we have recently read a good deal from Judge Cox's experience, it is therefore needless on my part 10 say any more, beside which, my only reason for writing at all being to correct errors, and this having been done, I must decline to notice the subject fur- ther. Yours truly. H. KELWAY. I The Consulate, Hakin, October 9, 1883. j
BIRTHS. On September 5th, at Fraserburg, South Africa, the wife of Hamilton Lewis Walcott, Esq., of a daughter. On the 17th of September, at Chicago, United States of America, the wife of Mr Harries (second daughter of Mr J. Lewis, borough treasurer of Haverfordwest), of a son. On the 30th September, at Box, near Bath, the wife of J. W. Morris, Inland Revenue Officer, (aud daughter of J. P. Howell, Esq., solicitor, Cardigan), of a daughter. MARRIAGES. On the 7th inst., (by license), at Templeton Church, by the Rev. C. Cornish, Mr Benjamin Evans, butcher, of Wood Office, Narberth South, to Miss Morgans, Poyer's Arms, Templeton. On the 7th inst., (by license), at Templeton Church, by the Rev. C. Cornish, Mr Win. Walters, of Broom Lane, Begellj, to Miss Jane Phillips, of Templeton. On the 4th inst., at the Independent Chapel, Polva, by the Rev. J. G. Thomas, Mr William Price, carrier, to Anne, daughter of Mr Griffith Williams, both of Solva. On the 3rd inst., at St. Mary's, Teaby, by the Rev. Owen Phillips, Rector of Lawrenny, (uncle of the bridegroom), assisted by the Rev. J. Allen, Vicar of Pembroke Dock, Marion, third daughter of Col. Hanuay, Antrim Artillery Militia, (retired), to George R. Turner Phillips, surgeon, Pembroke Yeomanry Cavalry, of 24, Leinster Square, Bayswater. W. DEATHS. On the 6th instant, at 25, Culver Park, Tenby, Ethel Mary, infant daughter of Mr John Morgan, compositor, of Wavertree, Liverpool. On the 7th inst., at St. Thomas Green, in this town, Mr Charles Holmes Gear, aged 61 years. October 5th, at Herbrandstone Hall. Milford Haven, Henry Howard, infant son of Frederic Ellis, aged eight months and three weeks. On the 20th September, at Little Hasguard, Mr David Rowland Penry, aged 38 years. On tbe 2nd inst. at Tegfynydd, Carmart hen- shire, Charles Howard Lowe, youngest son of Howard Spear Morgan, aged 8 months. On the 3rd inst., at St. David's Cottnge, Tenby, William, second son of Mr Lewis John, aged 29 years. --=-- .Jt..
ROYAL NATIONAL LIFEBOAT INSTITUTION. A meeting of this institution was held on Thursday, at John-street, Adelphi, Loudon, Mr Edward Birkbeck, M.P, in the chair.— The Secretary (Mr Charles Dibdin) having read the minutes of the previous meeting, rewards amounting to Z384 were granted to the crews of lifeboats of the institutions for services rendered darinx tho past month, by which 113 lives were saved. The Piel lifeboat resoued the crew, consisting of ten men, from the barque China, of Porsgrund, which had stranded on Walney Island, and four persons from the rigging of the schooner John Royle, of Chester, which had sunk on Cartmell Wharf; the Milford lifeboat Raved three of the crew, of the schooner Slaaey, which became a total wreck. The Eastbourne lifeboat rescued eight men from the barque Isabella, of Dram, Norway, which had been driven ashore at Bexhill; and the Montrose No. 1 Lifeboat landed the crew, consisting of ten men, from the steamer Ennismore, of Peter. head, which had stranded on the Annat Bank, and afterwards assisted to get the vessel afloat. The lifeboats stationed at Cadgwith, Maryport, Filey, Groomsport, Holy Island, Ramsey, Holyhead, Caister, and Skegness also respectively rendered the following services :-Steam fishing launoh, of Cadg- with, rendered assistance; steamer Bavington. of Maryport, flayed five men; fishing yawls in danger off Filey, rendered assistance sohooners Miss Pritchard and William Henry, of Carnarvon, saved the crews, consisting of nine men fishing boat Nanoy, saved tho boat and crew; Norwegian barque Hereward, rendered assistance brigantine Wonder, of Swansea, saved vessel and crew steamer Isis, rendered assistance; schooner Marquis, of Anglesea, saved vessel and crew and sloop Good Intent, rendered assistance, Rewards were also granted to the crews of shore boats and others for saving life from shipwrecks on our coasts.
THE SOUTH -V ALE COLLEGE. I THE OPENING 8ERVTCBS. ) Wednesday, the 24th inst, has now been definitely fixed as the day on which the new college for South Wales and Monmouthshire established at Cardiff is to be opened. The organising committee are taking active steps to render the inauguration ceremony as effective as possible, and the order of proceedings has been ar- ranged with the view of meeting the convenience of visitors from all parts of the district embraced by the in- stitution. At 11 o'clock in the forenoon of the day named a meeting will be held in Wood-street Chapel, under the presidency of the Mayor of Cardiff. Here Lord Aber- dare. the president of the college, will deliver the in- augural address, which it is anticipated will be of the highest importance as a landmark m the history of the higher education movement in thia part of the princi- pality. It is expected that representatives from all parts of South Wales and Monmouthshire will assemble in Wood- street Chapel on this occasion, for in addition to the three hundred members of the court of governors, drawn from the various districts intended to be reached by the col- lege, invitations will be issued to all known to have taken an interest in educational work. At half-past twelve o'clock a procession will be formed, and will walk to the college premises in Newport-road. This procession will consist of the mayor and corporation of Cardiff and other civic authorities of South Wales and Monmouth- shire, the council of the college, the senate of the college, the court of governors of the college, clergy and ministers of all denominations, representatives of various school boards, masters, mistresses, and inspectors of schools, representative detachments from advanced and elemen- tary schools, deputations from trade and benefit societies, burgesses, &c. Arrived at the college buildings, the president, Lord Aberdare, will be presented with a silver key, and he will declare the college open. After an inspection of the building there will be, at two o'clock, a public luncheon at the Cardiff Dn hall, open to ladies and gentlemen. The expectation is that there will be a large muster of nablemen and gentlemen interested in education, and it is hoped the company will include the members of Par- liament for South vVrales and Vionmo-jthsliire. A hope is entertained that the Hight on. A. J. Mundella, Vice- Presideiit of the Council on Education, will be amongst the guests.
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O'DONNELL'S DEFENCE. I It is estimated that five or six times the necessary amount for the defence of O'Donnell has already been contributed, and subscriptions continue to flow in. contributed, O'Donnell is visited daily by his solicitor, and Meanwhile he is loud in his complaints of the severity of the rules to which he has to conform. His greatest grievance is that he is not allowed to smoke, and, at his urgent re- quest, Mr Guy wrote to the headquarters of the Prison Department asking that the regulation in regard to smoking might in this instance be relaxed. The reply was that the matter must be decided by the governor of the prison and the visiting justices Theme gentlemen, on being applied to, did not, how- ever, feel justified in acceding to the request. O'Donnell also complained of the poorness of his sleeping accommo- dation and it is only in regard to detail* of this kind that he shows any perturbation. The result of his forth- coming trial apparently occasions him not the least apprehension, and he listens to his solicitor's recitals of the progress of affairs and gives utterance to-his own ideas with a coolness almost amounting to iridiflference. j
SHOCKING MURDER AT LIVERPOOL. A young man, named Charles Henry Dutton, a driller, employed in a boiler works, was brought be- fore the Liverpool stipendaay (Mr T. S. Ruffles) on Monday, on a charge of having wilfully murdered an old woman named Hannah Hampshaw, aged 63 years. The prisoner married a granddaughter of the deceased's last Whitsuntide, and all three bad since resided together in Athol-street, Scotland-road. They do not appear to have lived happily together, as quarrels repeatedly occurred. On Saturday the pri- soner was the worse for drink, and wenlf home about ten o'clock at night. Immediately after he had entered the house screams of Murder were heard proceeding from it by the neighbours. A crowd speedily collected at the front door, which was locked, and it is stated that one person, on looking through the keyhole, saw the prisoner kicking some one who was lying on the floor. Two policemen arriving at this juncture, the door was forced open, and several of the neighbours at the same time effected an en- trance at the back. The only occupant of the house was found to be the woman Hampshav, who was lying insensible on the scullery floor a pool of blood, which had flowed from several wostlds on the head and face. Medical assistance was procured, but the unfortunate woman never reoovered con- sciousness, and died in about twenty minutes after- wards. Meanwhile a diligent tef-rch was made for the prisoner, and he was found shortly afterwards hiding under the stairs of a house in a street some few score yards away. When taken into custody he at first denied all knowledge of the affair. and then admitted having shoved" tho deceased, and paid he would do the same thing again if she made bother between himself and his wife. A remand was asked for pending the holding of an inquest, and prisoner was remanded until Friday. He made a statement in court to the effect that be went home and not finding hiswife there, arked her grandmother where she was. She told- him to go and ask" Carey the informer." which, be explained to the Court, he con- sidered an allusion to his own father. They had a few words, and he pushed her. She fell on the scullery floor, and must have caught her hfad on a pan.
A YARN ABOUT A ROPE'S END. I fhe New York Weekly Tribune-which, although a political paper, and primarily intended for an urban circle of readers, devotes at least two of its pages entirely to agricultural matter-had, a few numbers back, a statement which appears well worth notice from all persons in Great Britain who take interest in the educa- tion of boys. In the paragraph referred to. one Mr. C. R. Smith narrated how that, when busy on his hay, one rope of the pulley attached to his horse fork broke and that, until he could get this spliced, he had to atop the work. He occupied a day of his own time, went to the nearest town, hunted up a man who could make a splice, and then had to pay him a dollar for doing it. Mr Smith wisely reflected that it would answer his purpose to learn this useful art for himself, and he did so; and now, in ten minutes, he can splice any rope used on a farm. So far Mr Smith and the Iowa homestead. But to me who live in a parish in which all the lads run to sea for at least one or two fishing voyages, and where every peasant can handle a boat as well as a plough, and can tie any knot, from marriage downward, at a snort notice, it seems a great omission that, in so many circles in England, this usefu art of tying a tight knot with a rope, whether as a splice or by a more temporary connection should be so much neglected. It is too much to say that it may happen to everybody, in case of fire or accident of other kind. that not merely a day. but a life, may be lost because no one present knows how to make a secure junction of two pieces of rope or two bits of chain or linen, or of anything else" hich require to be made into one. Most people who have much to do with village schools, even where highly paid certificated masters are employed, have felt the thought occur to them, Are these boys the better fitted for the necessary hardships of life by having spent five years at school, or are they worse ?" It is not wished to open- the whole of this question here. Yet these columns seem suitable enough to ask, in them, public attention to one useful acquisition which is now too generally neglected. Why should not every trained master of village schools be compelled to do what Mr Smith, of Iowa, U.S.A., had to do-learn from an old salt how to splice a rope and be compelled to teach the art to all the older lads in his school, either out of lesson hours or in them ? Up to this time, the aesthetic view of teaching children has had the lead. I do not grudge the peasant lads any benefit they may receive from pictures on the schoolroom wall, malHI, and bits of verse in their reading-books. Yet one must say, All these boys have to get a living and most of them by rough methods out or indoors, amid storm or furnaces. Everyone may find it essential to be able to tie a knot which will hold Let. then, tying knots be taught universally and if the lesson should add the forming into a compact and easily to be transferred package a number of articles of different shapes and condition, the training will be all the more complete.—Field.
COAGULME.- Cement for Broken Articles, 6d., Is., 2s.; postage 2d. Sold everywhere. Kay Bros., Stockport. 1025 The weavers at the mills of Messrs Rowland, Oldham, on Tuesday determined to cease work unless the motion of reduction of five per cent, which expires on Thursday, is withdrawn. The allegation of the weavers is that they did not share in the last general advance of five per cent. DEATH OF AN AGED PAiit.-An aged couple, well known at Greenwich, have just died at Aabburnham road, Greenwich. The husband, Mr J. H. Hugh Buegg. had reached his 94th year, and his death so effected his wife Susannah, aged 84, that she died 16 hours after her husband breathed his last. They had been married 52 years, and will find a resting-place in the same grave. L-Ate oii Monday night a man in Leamington delivered to Mr Brabner, chief constable, 120 £ 5 Bank of England notes which he bad found in the river. The notes were found to be a portion of 500 of similar value belonging to Lloyd's Bir- mingham Bank, believed to have been stolen from the Leamington post-office by a postal clerk named Linwell, who has been committed for trial on the charge. Six hundred pounds were also found on Linwell. SUSPECTED MURDER AT SHEFFIELD.—A shocking discovery has been made in Sheffiel& On Sunday morning, in a house in a squalid court off Boden-lane, a neighbour found William Ratcliffe, fortune-teller and herb-dealer, lying unconscious with two stabs in his temples. Medical aid was obtained, bat the man died on Monday morning. It is sup- posed that he is the victim of foul play. The man, who used to travel about the country as the Bearded Lady," was wretchedly poor. SERIOUS ENCOUNTER WITH A Lioiv.-A serious encounter with a lion occurred on Friday evening at Cross's Menagerie, Liverpool. A Swiss named Bolomey, a lion tamer, in defiance of orders, entered the cage of a young Asiatic lion and com- menced taming operations. The lion sprang upon upon him and seized him by the head, and it was with great difficulty that Bolomey was rescued by two other keepers. He was removed to the Hospital suffering from severe scalp wounds and injuries to his arm and side. A CHILD BURNT BY QUICKLIME. At Penarth on Tuesday morning, the county coroner held an enquiry into the cause of death of a little girl named Annie Graham, nearly three years of age, .daughter of a painter, of Cogan, who died on the pre- vious Friday from burns sustained through sitting on some quicklime. From the evidence of the father, it appeared that the child, about a fortnight ago, went to some unfinished bnildings, and where she sat on a heap of quicklime and thus sustained burns. On the child complnining of pain she was taken to a Cardiff chemist, and some liniment was procured. On Thurs- day last the child got worse, and she died on the following day. The father said he knew he could not get a doctor as he was in debt with some; but just previous to death, Dr. Byers and Dr. Nell were sent for, though they did not attend.—Dr. Nell deposed that the child died from collapse, due to ulcerations, which might have been caused by burns from quick- lime. He had examined the body, and believed that if there had been proper and regular treatment from the first, it was possible that the child would have recovered. A verdict that "deceased died from barns caused by sitting on quicklime" was returned. KXTRAORDINARY CONDUCT OF A Cy RRGY- MAN-On Monday, at the Epsom Petty Ses8ions, the Rev Gerald Hay. of Ockley. near Dorking. was summoned for unlawfully beating and assaulting Mr A. R. Jackson, partner in the firm of Jackson and Prince solicitors, of (Jannon-street and Sutton. The defendant did not appear. Mr G. W Dennis, of Croydon. appeared for the prosecution, and said the defendant was a member of the Established Church, and not only had he set the Bench at defiance by not putting in an appearance, although the summons was served personally, but had sent a relation of prosecutor a letter in which the following extraordinary passage occurred I came to button yesterday on purpose to punish the impertinence of that man. I knew l should meethiui onthe way tothestation. I told him I wanted to speak to him, so his friends went on. I then asked him whether he intended to apoloe He said No.' Then take that,' said I, as I struck him on the face. Then we fought. The only marks I have sustained are the paring of three knuckles during the process of pummelling, but look at his forehead next time you see him I expect the blustering fop will take me before a magistrate, but if I have to pay L5 it will be a small price for the satisfaction and equnamity I now express I afterwards went on to West Croydon, and heard the Archbishop of Canterbury preach at the consecretaion of St. Michael and All Angels, and thought I might have seen some of you there The reading of the letter created loud laughter, in which the Bench joined On the application of Mr Dennis, the Earl of Egmont granted a warrant for the rev gentleman's apprehension. KAY'S COMPOUND.—Asthma and Bronchitis are im- ) lined lately relieved by it. Kay Bros., Stockport. 1025
"BETWEEN YOU AND ME." I Our annual dissipation on Friday last passed off as quietly and respectably as I ever remember it doing. As far as one could judge, there was less drunkenness than usual, or at any rate the victims managed to conceal its existence better. I was about in the fair a good deal but saw only some two or three cases where John Barleycorn" had proved more fascinating than the other amusements provided for the day's enjoyment. There did not seem to be much difficulty in keeping the peace, save iu one instance, where an excita- ble son of Erin displayed the in-born national desire to "have it out "with the hateful Saxon. Luckily, the bucolic mind is amiably dis- posed when in its cups," and would rather confine itself to the exquisite luxury of gradual imbecility than engage in any Spartan display of temper. Otherwise our policemen and special constables would have a rough time of it at Portfield fair; but it must be borne in mind that the temptations to drink are shame- fully numerous. I shall always maintain that the indiscriminate licensing of "tilts" for fair days, is a grave mistake on the part of our magistrates. I don't think I am wrong in saying that the travelling amusements which paid us a visit this year were more numerous and varie than we have ever had before. Time and space would fail me to enumerate them all. There were shows of infinite variety including one with veritable wild beasts; saloons where the rustic ambition was instructed in the noble art of self-defence shooting galleries. Aunt Sallys, swing boats, wooden horses, roulette tables, 'photographic studios, and-O! shade of the immortal William-actors and actresses playing high tragedy in scenes more bloody than grammatical, and with almost as few garments as H's The mechanical improve- ments in some of our childhood's joys, such as boats and merry-go-rounds, are really sur- prising. The climax seems to have been reached in the Sea on Land" boats of Messrs. Studt, of Swansea, which did such a roaring trade here on Friday. The traction engine, by which they are worked, and also propelled along the road from town to town, was the centre of attraction (pray excuse the pun; it shan't occur again) and stimulated the curiosity of large crowds. I hope that the action of these particular boats formed an excellent domestic excuse for the "headiness" of certain of my townsmen who were rather late in seeking the shelter of home. I was not a little amused at the eagerness with which some of the unco' guid staked their money on the various games of chance so tempting to the unwary. The unholy ex- citement depicted so unmistakably upon their countenances would have grieved and shocked their spiritual pastors aud masters, who are not too ready to allow a charitable margin for the lust of riches which may occasionally overtake the staid members of their flock. After all it is very much the same love of gambling which is put to sanctified (!) uses in our Church and Chapel Bazaars, upon the convenient Jesuitical footing that the end justifies and consecrates the means. Many of us poor ignorant laymen fail to see this, and are somewhat slow to accept the com- fortable doctrine. I can understand a poor wretch trying to make a living out of the follies of a rustic fair, but it puzzles me to reconcile the modern bazaar with the mission of Him who drove the money-changers out of His temple. I was at a Church Fancy Fair some little time ago where the gambling was far more reckless than anything I witnessed in St. Thomas Green on Friday. In that case too the outside speculator in- variably got the worst of it. # I hear on very good authority that the closing of the ventilators is not the cause of the intolerable heat in Bethesda Chapel, which I've complained of more than once in these columns. I am glad to hear this, as it removes the blame from persons whose duty it might have been to see that they were open. In point of fact it seems that the ventilators have not been closed since the month of May. Wherein then lies the mis- chief ? It needs looking into, for there must be some terrible faults of construction some- where in the beautiful building. As the doctrine preached is not particularly brim- stoney," the excessive heat cannot be generated in that quarter. I could under- stand a Baptist Sanctuary being damp and mildewy, but the temperature of the build- ing in question is far better suited to a Parsee temple. By the way, I have often wondered how the missionary in very hot regions gets over the climatic difficulty in dealing with future punishment. It isn't everyone possesses the ingenuity of the negro preacher who in- formed his compatriots that "in de way of freezing, de Norph Pole is a joke to de crowded locality to which you am hastening, my bredren! That sable apostle had a keen notion of the eternal fitness of things. Talking of apostles reminds me of a little incident which occurred here a week or two ago. A celebrated local orator whose re- ligious views are proverbially open to con- viction and conversion about once every noon, tried to inveigle an honest friend of mine "in the public line into letting him a com- modious loft at a moderate rent. My friend promised to think it over, but was soon assailed by the would-be-tenant and en- treated to listen to his overtures. The land- lord questioned the applicant as to the use to which it was proposed to put his property, and discovered that the intention was to convert it into a barracks for a local contin- gent of the Salvation Army. The answer was I don't mind letting it to you if you want to oppose me in my own business, but I won't be the means of bringing a rabble together to annoy my neighbours and make a farce of religion." The general impression is that the publican "scored" and the Pharisee had to take a back seat, again. So strangely does history repeat itself. 1f.1f. There was another familiar life drama enacted in our streets on Friday, and one that seems to have an unfailing fascination for all ages and sexes alike. I ipean our old friends "Punch and Judy." Antiqua- ries tell us that this is the most autient and primitive form of the legitimate drama, as well as the most universal. Perhaps that's why the wise man and the urchin both stop irresistibly to watch the awful domestic tragedy. "One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." THE INVETERATE GOSSIP.
THE MILFORD DOCKS COMPANY. f That Milford is destined some day to rank as an important port there is little doubt, and it must be not a little disappointing to those who have looked forward to the early accomplishment of an object so much to be desired to notice the financial difficulties into which the Milford Docks Company has drifted. Upon the causes which have led up to those difficul- ties it is not necessary to dwell. That they have arisen, and in sufficient force to check the progress of, if not absolutely to jeopardise, a great national work is much to regretted but it is still more a subject of regret to find at the very moment when hopes are being entertained of striking the path which will lead to success, that there should crop up under the guise of solicitude those who, if it be not their desire deliberately to do so, would not hesitate to take action which would, if they were able to command a suffi- ciently large following, effectually destroy the hopes of those whose money has already been sunk in the undertaking. Such is. however, the condition of things with which the Milford Docks are now strug- gling, and by the position taken up by a very small section of the shareholders the already heavy burden of responsibility pressiug upon the board is likely to be greatly increased and progress impeded. From the first the undertaking seems to have been specially marked by misfortune. In the selection of its early controlling power in the letting of the con- tract for construction, and in its subsequent financial arrangements it does not appear to have been happy but now, when the dawn of hope is about to break over it, another irritating diffieulty has arisen in the form of an obtuse shareholder, who seems to regard a committee, of which he would appoint himself a member, as the panacea for all the ills under which the company has been suffering. It is the action of this gentleman at a most critical moment with which we are about to deal; but before doing so, it may be as well to take a retrospective glance at? the circum- stances which have led up to the existing state of things. Mr Lake, in 1879, secured the contract to make the docks, and in little more than a year after- wards, in the autumn of 1880, he was negotiating for the formation of a company to acquire and work the Milford estate and railway, with the intention of amalgamating with the Docks Company. During the year 1881, Messrs. Lake and Taylor entered into negotiations with the National Provident Institution with the view of acquiring a lease of the estate, and a Bill was promoted in Parliament for power for Messrs. Lake and Taylor to lease the Milford Haven Railway. About this time the Milford syndicate was formed for the pnrpose of providing Mr Lake with funds to com- plete and equip the railway, entirely renew the wood- work of the Castle Pier, and provide the sum of £10,000 required by the National Provident Inetitu- tion as a deposit to enable Messrs. Lake and Taylor to secure the lease of the estate. Upwards of £ 35.000 was found by the syndicate for these purposes and for the promotion of the Act to enable Mr Lake to acquire a lease of the railway. Towards the end of 1881. when Mr Lake had obtained the agreement for the lease of the estate, he put severe pressure upon the Dock Company in respect of the land required for dock purposes and eventually a letter was written by the Docks Company to his solicitors, Messrs. Bradford and Thursby, agreeiug to pay a large sum for the land, and to pay 5 per cent. interest per annum until the capital sum was paid off. In the early part of 1882 it was decided not to pro- ceed with the company suggested, and Mr Maurice Grant undertook to bring out a company, which was eventually done, under the name of the Milford Haven Railway and Estate Company, Limited. The principal object of this company was to encash the Docks Company's paper given to Mr Lake in pay- ment for work under his contract. Mr Lake's arrangements with this company would not seem to have been of a satisfactory nature, for, finding that he could not obtain from them all the money be wanted, he took the extreme measure, in November, 1882, of stopping the dock works, and from that time endless troubles have ensued. Through the history of these troubles, it is unnecessary to follow, and therefore we turn at once to the position of affairs as they stood immediately prior to the half-yearly meeting, as described by the Chairman in his addresp to the shareholders. Complications and irregularities for which the present board are in no way responsible rendered an application to Parliament necessary for powers to re-arrange the capital liabilities, and no time, we are told, will be lost, now that the com- pany's Bill has become an Act, "in bringing before the Right Hon. A. S. Ayrton, the arbitrator, the im- portant questions which it will be necessary for him to decide with respect to the condition of the capital and the various claims of the creditors." Monday next being fixed for the consideration of these claims. Atter tne arbitration award has been given then will arise the question as to where the money is to come from to complete the works; and judging from the cordial support which a large majority of the share- holders are giving to the directors in their efforts to rehabilitate the company we need scarcely antici- pate any difficulty in that respect. Mr Samuel Gurney Sheppard, in a concise and straightforward speech, laid these matters clearly before the assembled shareholders the other day. and beyond a few very natural complaints a* to the legacy of trouble which past management has left, the meeting would have passed off smoothly and the directors would have been left unhampered by internal anxieties to work out the solution of the difficult problems before them, but for the development of a disturbing element pro- moted it seems, as far as we can gather, by Mr Nelson. With what object this gentleman, who dates from New Broad-street, is working the agitation does not appear clearly. Certainly it is not in the interests of the undertaking but perhaps those who are aWRre of the amount of his hohling will be able to arrive at a conclusion upon the point, and act accordingly. Speaking generally, without reference to the Milford Dock scheme in particular, we would counsel share- holders always to inquire into the stake of committee- mongers before blindly taking all their statements as gospel, their arguments as sound, or their prediction as well founded, however plausible they may appear. At the meeting, when Mr Nelson was face to face with those who could have answered his insinuations at once, he was fairly mild in his criticims, and the fate of his resolution demanding the appointment of a committee of four gentleman of which he was to be one, should have satisfied him that his attack was hopeless and have induced him to retire gracefully into that oblivion from which he has been drawn. According to the figures given as the result of the poll, there were in the room 608 personal votes of which he secured only 44, leaving a balance of 564. recorded in favour of the board. Than this, a stronger expression of confidence could scarcely be conceived, but it does not stop there. We may take it for granted that Mr Nelson did his best to carry his point but that best only secured for him 5G9 votes by proxy bringing his total up to 613. while the board polled 964 proxies, which gave :them a total of 1,528, a majority of 915 votes, without taking into account the i 673 votes given by the Milford Haven and Estate Company in favour of leaving "the matter in the hands of the directors." Even the minority by whioh Mr Nelson was supported should be taken cum grano, and not as the matured opinion of those whose proxies he held. One story holds good only until another is told, and people are very apt to hastily form a judg- ment upon an ex parte statement, and to secure votes by proxy it too often happens that a facile pen, a plausible story, tinted with a little colourable prob- ability, are all that is required. That Mr Nelson possesses all these qualifications is evident, but we doubt not that if the subject were to go to the poll again the proxy votes would slide from his grasp, as did his supporters at the meeting. With such indications of fading influence it was hoped that we should have heard no more of Mr Nelson and his ill-timed opposition. The defeat -M..r most complete, and those who heard him say, I warn the Chairman that this may mean interminable war," although at the time they cried Shame," must have regarded the expression as the involuntary outcome of wounded ambition—of an utterance to be passed over and thought no more of except in pity. But they were mistaken. A week had scarcely passed before ample evidence was afforded that time was not likely speedily to heal the sore. That evidence came in the form of a circular addressed to his brother shareholders at the close of last week-a tirade which at first sight must have been a source of annoyance and regret to those who have the true interests of the company at heart but on looking carefully into the production we are not at all inclined to share in the feelings of regret, as thereby we are afforded an opportunity of fully answering Mr Nelson, after which we trust he will find sufficient discretion in his composition to induce him to forego aspirations with regard to the Milford Dock Company, ani turn his attention to fresh fields and pastures new. In order ) to remove any false impressions which this circular may possibly have produced, it wiil be necessary, even at the risk of being considered wearisome, that we should follow it paragraph by paragraph, a course which will enable our readers the more readily to grasp the extent of reliance to be placed upon such compositions issuing from a similar source in future. After a natural expression of regret at his inability to carry his committee "to ensure a due represonta- I tien and protection" of the shareholders' interests before the arbitrator—a regret which, we take it, the arbitrator will not share in- Mr Nelson feebly attempts to show that the calling and organisation of the meeting were altogether irregular if not illegal." This charge on the face of it requires no answer, being clearly, from the active part he took at the meeting, simply an afterthought. Next he tells us that Mr Sheppard got himself and his nominee (Mr Cooper) appointed receivers. This cannot now be raised as a complaint, as the very fact of the appoint- ment being made by the Court is a sufficient evidence that the general body of shareholders raised no object- tion, and, indeed, it would have been strange if they h id, seeing that Mr Sheppard's holding is large and of a representative character, while Mr Arthur Cooper is well known as belonging to a firm of accountants in the City who would not tend themselves to any questionable tranaaciiou. The next charge made against Mr ;>heppard is of a most serious eiiarac'er. It is that he. in co)i]"nct.io!) with Mr Cri^kn er. luid taken in execution and sold the whole of the plant belonging to the Dock Company, altogether of the value of £ 44,000. There is a certain amount of truth in this which makes it the more dangeroii- a iii unfair. The false suggestion is conveyed in the incompleteness of the story, the things having been practically bought in for the company, so that they might be saved from the hands of outside creditors. It is not the Chairman alone, but the whole of the members of the Board who to submit to the eastigation administered by Mr Nelson, bur we have no duulJt thtY will survive- it. Mr William Leonard Darkt is Gondtsumed aa beiiijf oat of the old ooard. during whose administration the whole of the illegal and spurious debentures were issued. Here, again, there is some foundation in truth. Mr Darke, it i8 true, was a member of the old board but we believe he only joined the board about the end of 1882, when the over-issue must have been practically completed. Furthermore, the circular omits all mention of the circumstance that ample proof was given by the letter of the late secretary lead during the proceedings at the Mansion House in January last that the board were kept in ignorance of the issue of the illegal cer- tificates, while Mr Darke's position in the City and the fact that he occupies a seat at the board of the St. Katharine's Dock, should be sufficient, especially after the explanation afforded to shield him against an inuendo of this character. Mr Fitzherbert Wright is next on the list, and his crime is that he is "an unknown man." To Mr Nelson he may possibly be unknown, and for that gentleman's infor. mation we may mention that Mr Wrigbt is one of the partners in the well-known Butterley Company, one of the largest coal and iron exporters in the midlands. It is further said of Mr Wright that he advanced JE500 to the company and "immortalised himself in securing its repayment by a special clause in an Aet of Parliament." The real state of the case is this:— At a critical moment Mr Wright advanced by tele- graph £ 2,000 to the company with no other security than a like amount of debenture stock and fifty preference shares, which have been returned on being secured by the Act for the f500 which they repre- sented. The debentures which be holds being part of the illegal issue this gentleman really stands in the position of an unsecured creditor. Next Mr Brown is described as the keeper of a small retail liquor shop at Milford Haven." Perhaps Mr Nelson would be surprised to hear that Mr Brown was a wine and spirit merchant in a large way of business at Haverfordwest, with a branch establishment at Milford Haven, and that he retired from business some years ago. He now holds over £4,000 of the Milford Dock ordinary capital, which is certainly sufficient to give him an interest in the company. After describing the constitution of the board in the manner to which we have referred, the author of the circular is at much pains to work up some weak points in the manipulation of the company's affairs. He makes a complaint that the report said, appended hereto is the usual balance-sheet prepared by the accountants, Messrs. Cooper Brothers and Co." It was never intended that the inference should be drawn from the observation that Messrs. Cooper Brothers were auditors to the company. Indeed we question whether an audited balance-sheet oan be called for by the shareholders of a company practically in liquidation. The gravamen of the complaint rests in the word "the," and possibly Messrs. Cooper Cooper Brothers may think that their position en- titles them to be described by the definite rather than by the indefinite article. Their position in relation to the company, moreover, arises from the fact that they, being an eminent and independent firm of accountants, were called in directly the illegal issue of debentnres was discovered to investigate the affairs of the company. Exception is taken to the manner in which the proxies were obtained by the board, the charge being that" the shareholders were misled into transmitting their proxies to Mr Sheppard, who used them in direct opposition to the declared policy of Sir Stuart Hogg." Now we see it stated in the published report of the'proceedings at the half-yearly meeting that Sir Stuart Hogg had given no notice of his intention to resign until the 18th September, whereas the report of the directors (with which the proxies were sent out) was issued to the shareholders on the 14th September. We, therefore, cannot understand Mr Nelson's allega- gation, as he himself must have received a proxy on the 14th or 15th, and must be well aware that Mr Shappard could have had no knowledge of the fact that Sir Stuart Hogg would not preside. Again, Sir Stuart Hogg, was present at the meeting, and had Mr Sheppard been using the proxies in direct opposition to what Sir S. Hogg thought to be right, it seems strange that he did not \ise his privilege and avail himself of the proxies. In this it appears that we have clear proof that the directors were not acting in opposition to the policy of Sir S. Hogg. We need scarcely follow this subject further at present, beyond stating that each assertion made by Mr Nelson in his circular as to the malfeasance of the board, is equally capable of satisfactory explanation, if such explana- tion were necessary and we have no doubt this ill. considered attack will serve to place matters upon a firmer basis aud strengthen that confidence in the directorate which the shareholders have shown that they already entertain. We shall have more to say upon this subject on j future occasions. -Railway Times
-I [LATE ADVERTISEMENT. ] PEMBROKESHIRE. Important Sale of Fat Cattle and Sheep, Horses Colts, AgrIcultural Implements, Barley, Turnips, Seed and Lay Hay. J. LLEWELLYN DA VIES* Has received instructions from MR W. R. PHILLIPS, SLADE, TO SELL BY AUCTION. AT FOLLY FARM, In the iiarish of Harroldston West, about four miles from Haverfordwest, and one mile from Broad Haven. On MONDA y, the 15th day of OCTOBER, 1883 (The day before Haverfordwest October Fair), rpHE following LIVE STOCK, CROPS, AGRI. 1. CULTURAL IMPLEMENTS, &c. STOCK.—Eight fat Bullocks and Cows, 70 fat Sheep and Lambs, five Horses, viz: Rodney, four years old, Farmer, three years old, very powerfal and good workers and teamsters, Charley, four years old, very fast trotter, suitable for carriage or buss, and two yearling Fillies, two first-class Sows and eleven Slips (five Boars and six Sows) winners at Haverford- west and Carmarthen Agricultural Shows. I YAPI,EMENTS .-Double furrow PlouFh, by Hornsby, two single Ploughs, by Howard. wheel ditto, three pair of Iron Harrows, two chisel-tooth ditto, two Corn lol- lers, 4-horse power Threshing Machine (the machine is at Slade, and may be seen at any time) Waggon, Cart and Tripples. Mowing Machine, Wheelbarrow, Chaff and Furze Cutters, two Horse RakeR. Haymaking Machine, three Turnip Cutters, Shaft and Wheels, &c. HARNESS —Several lots of cart and plough harness, two saddles and double rein bridles. CROPS.- Field of Barley in Mows, good crop and well harvested; Field of Turnips, in lots to suit purchasers Rick of well saved Seed Hay, Rick of Meadow Hay, 2 Ricks of Meadow Hay, to be. seen at Slade previous to the day of Sale. Three Months Credit. subject to Conditions. Luncheon on the Table at 11, Sale to commence at 12 o'clock. Immediately after the above Sale is concluded, will be Let by Auction about 53 ACRES of PASTURE LAND, full of Grass, well Watered, and top-dressed last Spring, in lots to suit takers. The Letting to cease on the 28th day of September, 1884. On November Fair Day will be Sold by Auction a superior lot of Bull Cal ves, also after the Fat Stock Show in December, 22 Bullocks, Cows, and Heifers.
LATEST TELEGRAMS CONSTANTINOPLE, Wedneøday. The Porte has formally notified the Russian Government of the promulgation of an Irade ordering payment of the Russian War indemnity. At the Central Criminal Court next Monday the Recorder will charge the Grand Jury in the ense of O'Donnel aecused of the murder of James Carey. The bill will be sent to the Grand Jury on Toesday, after which application will be made to fix the day for trial. I Consols sixteenth better. Wheat unaltered. The concluding meeting of the Social Science Congress was held at HuJdersfieM to-day. Next year's meeting will be held at Birmingham, and will commence on Sep- r tember 17 th. At the Congregational Union Meeting at Sheffield to- day, .Mr Bailey read an address, in which, referring to Madagascar's troubles, he expressed a hope that a better council would prevail among the French. Resolutions of sympathy with the Missionaries Cousins and Shaw, from Madagascar, were afterwards passed, amid the greatest enthusiasm. Shaw being loudly cheered.
INFIRMARY COLLECTIONS. The Secretary of the Pembrokeshire and Haver- fordwest Infirmary begs to acknowledge the Receipt < of the following sumks I Albany Chapel, per Mr James Griffiths 3 5 7 Herbrandston Parish Tea, per the Rev. J. Brighton James 8 10 0 Broad Haven Baptist Chapel, per Mr Benj. Davie# 2 10 0 Freystrop Church, per the Rev. T. B. Thomas 1 7 6 Rhoscrowther Church, per the Rev. G. H. Scott ] 0 0 Lampeter Velfrey Church, per the Rev. J. W. WyaaeJones 3 3 0
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY TRAINS FUR JULY, AND UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. FROM HAVERFORDWEST. I, DOWK Claxs IT vL.A.S8 A.M. A.M. 1.26 1,2, & 3 Ex. 7.9 1,2, & Purl. not OIL Mondays ) | 9.2 1, 2, k 3 Ex. • .3 ) 9. 2 6.2;) 1, 2, & 3 i II 1, 2, & 3 10.21 do. P.L P.M. i.24 1, 2, 3, 12.30 do. I 3.24 do. 4.4 do. 7.36 do. 6-50 1, 2, & 3 Ex. 7.43 I 2, i Pari, j SUNDAYS A.M. I A.M. 1.25 1 2, & 3 Ex. 1O.2:¿. 1, 2, Tar. 6.25 1, 2, & 3 j P.M. P.M. I 5.24 1)2, & 3 i 10.27 1, 2, & Pari.
KAY'S TIC PILLS, a specific in Neumlpia, Faceachp, 9 £ d., Is. ld £ piwiage Id. Ka.v Bro, Stockport. It HO M:r.nJCIXE:-i. Bin sue Stockings. Chemical, of ever" kind, per yarcele post prompilf, K" Brot, svoctport 102#
The date on which the Duke of Albany will receive the addres" from the Freemasons of the West j Riding of Yorkshire has been fixed for Monday next, the 15th inst. ACCIDENT.—This morning a man named j1 John Phillips met with serious injury through the j falling: of a scaffold on the new premises jnow being erected by Mr Griffiths, grocer, in Bridge street, There were two men on the scaffold at the time, but one-James Thomas—escaped without serious injury. Phillips was immediately attended to by Dr. John, | who carefully dressed his injuries, and ordered hitn to be couveyed to his home. INSPECTOR or LONDON BOAED SCHOOLS, —We are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr T. H. Venables, as one of the Inspectors of the London Board Schools. Mr Venables is a native uf Haverfordwest, and served as a pupil teacher und the mastership of Mr J. H. Gamble, at Barn-street School. At the close of his term there he entered the Borough Road Training College, where he won a first class certifieate in competition with several hundred of his collegiates. At the close of his college term he obtained an assistant mastership at the Blackfriars Board School. On Monday he com- menced his duties as Government Inspector of the London Board Schools, to which offioe he was elected after a severe competitive examination. Considering that Mr Venables is now only 29 years of age, we think he is heartily entitled to the congratulations of his fellow-townsmen, in which we warmly unite. KAY'S COMPOUND Essence of Linseed, Aniseed, Seaesa, Squill, Tolu, &c., with Chier>jdvne. Of all ChemieU. 1(,2