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THE continued alarm of the inhabitants of that part of Spain which has been desolated by the repeated shocks of earthquake is day by day recorded in telegrams from Madrid and Malaga. To day again we have news of fresh shocks last evening at Granada, causing the people to fly from the city into the fields, and, after a few hours of quietness, returning to their homes to gather up such of their belong- ings as are deemed of must value, or will be useful to them whilst camping out. It is gratifying to learn that public subscriptions are being got up, to which the Royal family have liberally contributed but no relief thus given can compensate the sufierers for the loss of their relatives. friends, homes—all, in fact, that was dear to them in this life. English travellers have given us vivid pictures of the beautiful cli- mate, fertile soil, and other delights of Spain, but if we in England cannot boast the lovely climate of Spain, we are at least free from such terrible calamities as those we have had to record during the last fortnight. THE resolution of the watch committee yesterday, to erect a new police-station at Cathays, will be hailed with much satisfac- tion by the inhabitants of that popu- lous suburb. Such a resolution ought to have been come to a couple of years ago, but better late than never." The tradespeople especially of Cathays will have reason to rejoice when the new station is completed, for at present they are a constant prey to bands of predatory boys, who lay hands on whatever they can steal. We saw a little crowd of them the other evening, of all ages from nine to fifteen, one of the biggest cutting slices from a large currant cake, which one of the youngest had "nicked" from a confectioner's shop. They took no notice of ordinary passers-by, but one of them, with more than usually sharp ears, detected the slow, heavy tread of a constable coming round the corner not far off, and the whole lot were out of sight ere the policeman made his appearance. But petty thefts from shopkeepers are not the only inconveniences from which the ratepayers of Cathays have to suffer. At one of the "drinking clubs a sort of free and easy is almost nightly carried on, too OftCil till the small hours of the morning, to the great annoyance of the neighbours, who openly talk of summoning the manager. The presence of a police- station and a larger force of constables may minimise this sort of nuisance.

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