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DISTRICT NEWS. I I SWANSEA. THE TELEGRAPHISTS' ANNUAL DINNER.—After our report of the speeches delivered at this dinner was despatched on Friday night, "The Health of Mr Snell," the local superintendent of the tele- graph department, who was unavoidably absent on important business connected with the tele- phone department of the General Post-office, was proposed. The toast was drunk with enthusiasm, all present agreeing that it is due to Mr Snell that the Swansea telegraph office holds so high a position in the country for efficiency. A general hope was also expressed that Mr Snell will soon be able to resume his duties at Swansea. ACCIDENT.—While Mr Thomas Davies, coal dealer and commission agent, of 9, Bond-street, was crossing the Great Western coal sidings at the Hafod, some trucks which were being shunted run over his foot, and he sustained so severe an injury that his removal to the hospital was found necessary. A SWANSEA MAN DROWNED IN AFRICA.—A telegram was received at Swansea on Saturday stating that Mr McKenzie, late of the manager's office of the Great Western Railway, Swansea, was drowned on the previous day while "bathing in South Africa. Mr McKenzie left Swansea a few months ago to undertake an important rail- way appointment at the Cape, and before his departure he was presented with a purse of sovereigns. THE SUDDEN DEATH T THE MUMBLES,—.Mr E. Strick held an inquest on Friday evening on the body of Mr Conscantina Kleiser, who died under circumstances already reported. A verdict was returned to the effect that was due to syncope. "SERV.STS' BALL AT PAEK WFRX. The annual ball given by Sir Hussey and Lady Vivian to the servants at Park Wern took place on Friday night. There were about 40 couples pre- sent. The ball was opened by Sir ^Hussey and IJady Vivian, and, after a few dances, they retired. THE PANTOMIME. Since the pantomime of "Cinderella" has been produced, there have been numerous alterations and improvements, and everything being now in proper working order, it will afford much pleasure even to thosewho have previously seen it. CARDIFF. SUDDEN DEATH.—A child named Gertrude Ann Mitchell, aged eight, died suddenly on Sunday morning at the home of her parents, 57, Wood- street. DINNER TO LORD WINDSOR.— The Cardiff Conservative Club on Saturday gave a dinner to Lord Windsor. There were over 150 guests, among whom, we are informed (the proceedings were private) was Mr Haiben. INSTITUTION FOR THE BLI.ND.-The annual special service on behalf of the institution for the blind, Glo-s-)p-road, was held at St. Stephen's Cnutco, West Bute-street, on Sunday afternoon, itie ^esson was read by one of the pupiis of the mstuuuon, and an address was given by Mr G. F. Webb. J ST. _?lIARY's SISTERHOOD.— On Friday an entertainment was given in aid of the above charity at Lute-Ianee School. The vicar pre- side. an a crowded audience thoroughly enjoyed a very interesting programme. A number of very htuJe- ones caused much amusement and some surprise by their clever performance. A hearty vote of thanks to Miss Webb and the other performers brought to a close a very pleasant evening. EVANGELICAL ALLIANCE.—Under the auspices of the Evangelical Alliance, united religious services are to be held during the week at various local chapels. On Sunday afternoon a united sacramental service will take place at the Presby- terian Church, and in the evening there will be a liirge number of pulpit exchanges amongst the Nonconformist ministers of the town. SOUTH WALES DAILY NEWS "CHAPEL" DINNER. —A dinner in connection with the chapel of the South■ Wales Daily News was held at the Cattle Market Tavern, Quay-street, on Saturday. Mr R. Fleet, the father of the chapel," occupied the chair, Mr E. Wheeler tilling the vice-chair. On the removal of the cloth, a toast list was trone through, including The Health of the Queen ayd Royal Family," Success to the South Wales Daily News and South Wales Echo," The Printing Profession," The Overseers, The Proprietors," The Literary Staff," &c. The post-prandial proceedings were enlivened Avith songs and recitations. The catering of the host, Mr H. J. Perris, gave every satisfaction. CORPORATION APPOINTMENTS.—The general purposes committee of the Cardiff Corporation will meet on Tuesday to appoint a chief clerk (legal department), a shorthand and general clerk, &c. A large number of applications have been received, and the following have been selected for g the office of chief clerk: Mr D. R. Malcolm, Leeds Mr A. H. Collingwood, Newport; Mr A. W. Nicholson, Harrogate and Mr G. Rees, Cardiff. For the position of shorthand clerk Mr R. H. Hick, Bradford; Mr F. C. Lloyd, Ponty- pool; Mr B. N. Parkin, Sheffield. For assistant-' conveyancing clerk Mr J. A. W. Power, London; Mr E. J. Ellis-Fermor, Preston; and Mr D. D, Davies, Cardiff. SCIENCE AND ART SCHOOLS.—The annual dis- tribution of the prizes and certificates gained by the students of the science and art schools during the past year will take place on Wednes- day next, the 7th instant, in the Assembly Room of the Town Hall, at eight o'clock. The prizes will be distributed by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Liandaff, and the chair will be taken by the Worshipful the Mayor (Andrew Fulton, Esq.). Tickets of admission are to be obtained from the hon. see. of the schools, the masters, and the chief librarian of the free library. FIVE GENERATIONS LIVIc;During the last few days a grandchild of Mr David Evans, Cardiff, has had a child born to him. Mr David Evans is the son of the Rev. William Evans, Tonyrefail, who, though 39 years of age, is in the full enjoyment of health, and recently preached an admirable sermon at Bethania Chapel, Loudoun-square. The Rev. William Evans is, therefore, a great-great-grandfather, a position which it is the lot of human beings rarely to attain. EXPERIENCED VETERINARY SITH. (Joseph Peare) shoes every class of horse at the Cardiff Horse Exchange, near the Custom House. A trial solicited. 232E FIRST CHRISTMAS SHOW.—The Model Clothing Company are now showing, at 13, ]!ute-street, a GRAND DISPLAY of CLOTHING, HOSIERY, HATS, etc. Christinas Cards of all the latest designs for Christmas. AT 79, ST. MARY'S-STREET, CARDIFF, for the next few days, good woollen or merino socks may be had at Is 2d per pair, three pairs for 3s. Sewing and knitting machines as usual. 211 I NEWPORT. REMISSION OF RENT.—We understand that Lord Tredegar, with his usual consideration, will return ten per cent. to his agricultural tenants upon their half-year's rent, payable at the Christ- mas rent audit. NEW COUNTY MAGISTRATES.—The names of Sir William H. Marling, Lieut.-General Barnard, C.B., and Mr Harley Rodney, have been added to the commission of the peace for the county of Monmouth. FIRE.-Late on Saturday evening, as a youth in the employ of Phillips & Son, outfitters, Com- mercial-street, was pulling down the blinds inside the shop front, they became ignited from a gas jet near, and were soon ablaze. A large crowd assembled, the members of the fire brigade turned out, and some time elapsed before the fire could be put out. This was not done before much damage was done to the contents of the shop and also to the permanent fittings. NEWPORT BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The weekly meeting of the members of this board was held at the workhouse on Saturday, Mr J. H. Hillier, one of the vice-chairmen, presiding. The board accepted, with thanks, the offer made by Mr E. A. Lees, of the Coldra, to :give the children in the Industrial Schools a Christmas treat.—A com- mittee of visitors reported upon the state of the works. They recommended that the painting of the building should be proceeded with, and that soma repairs be effected to the landing, but that the Government inspector's suggestions, recently made, be deferred for the present.—The master's returns showed that there was in the house 298, or 10 in excess of the number for the correspond- ing period of last year. Two female inmates, one 70 and the other 55 years of age, had died during the week. At the Caerleon schools there were 188 children, against 187 for the corresponding week of last year. A FOOTBALL MATCH AT CHBISTCHURCH.—At the above police-court on Saturday, William J. Edden, landlord of the Cross Hands Inn, Christchurch, was summoned for being drunk himself, and also with permitting drunkenness on his licensed premises, on Boxing Day. A football match drew a great con- course to the locality of defendant's house, and Superintendent Gurney and P.C. Willinott, attracted by the tumult of noisy doings, visited the defendant's house, and found a lot of people in the house in various stages of drunken- ness. Defendant himself, who was being assisted by a waiter, was described as being staggering drunk." Defendant now asked Captain Gurney whether he had never made a mistake—an in- ferential way of admitting his own laches. The bench fined defendant 20s and Charles Harris, George Harris, Robert Davis, and Edward Wil- liams, who were found drunk in the house, were each mulcted in 5s.

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