i Ghastly Discovery at| I Swansea. A MAN'S HEAD PICKED UP BY THE DREDGER. While the No. 1 dredger was at work last night fu Swansea extension pier it was observed hat in one of the buckets was what seemed to be QUffian flesh. On examination this appeared to be one half of a human skull, on which were grey whiskers. From its condition it could not have been in the water long. n d The skull was placed in a small bucket, .nd teinoved to the police-station, where it a a medical examination. The police have ^r" mation which will lead them to ident^ tne b°dy to which the skull belonged.
FATAL KICK A HORSE. fgpjrolAL TELEGRAM J A sad de»w is to-day reported from Clare Castle. A man named Corryby had just pur- chased a horse The former owner was describing toe temper of the amma], when a lad placed his in™dLlaveri ° horse' The animal at ?°ce ^splayed one of ,te proclivities by suddenly ^h«t«t»neom £ h"s CaUS'"B
FALL OF A STREET INTO A PIT I SHAFT. [SPECIAL TELEGRAM. 1 I Jwew street is being formed at Hollingwood, laear-Oldharn, over an old coal-pit shaft, and early this morning the inhabitants of the neighbouring: houses were alarmed by a rumbling noise, and joshed out to find that the earth had subsided, «arryi(|g the workmen's tools and wheelbarrows fzto a disused shaft. No person was injured.
LOUISE MICHEL AND THE FRENCH ANARCHISTS. FCENTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM.] I PAItI, Wednesday Morning.—The advanced rties are still agitated by the continued im- prisonment of Louise Michel, whose release was xpected after her mother's death. She was, however, compelled to return to prison on leaving the deathbed. The Anarchists are now pre- paring a strong 'demonstration to be made before the Palais Grevy on Sunday next, unless an amnesty is to Louise before that day
THE HEALTH OF MR GLAD- STONE. Our Chester correspondent telegraphs from Hawarden this morning :-JIr Gladstone will not be present at the Cabinet Council to be held this afternoon. The hon. gentleman had not risen by nine o'clock, and will not travel to-day, no special railway arrangements having been ordered as would have had to be the case if he purposed pro ceeding to London. Truth says it is possible that Mr Gladstone may go to the Riviera in a few days and start from Cannes, or some neighbouring place, for a short cruise in the Mediterranean in Sir Donald Currie's yacht Zmgara, which leaves Southampton this Week for the Straits.
GERMANY AND SOUTH AFRICA. British Protectorate in Pondoland [REUTER'S TELEGRAM.1 DURBAN, Tuesday.-The German corvette Gueisenau, with the German Consul-General on board, has been ordered to Zanzibar on a special mission. A British protectorate has been pro Claimed over the whole coast of Pondoland. BERLIN, Tuesday.-The North German Gazelle D to-day states that the news regarding the terri- torial acquisitions of Herr Luederitz at St. Lucia ay baa up to the present received no oonfirma- lon from official reports. The semi-official journal continues:—To ensure the validity of such an acquisition, and in order to effect a transfer of sovereign rights, a treaty with native chiefs would not be sufficient. Such a treaty would require the consent of the Boer Republic, which exercises a protectorate over Zululand. Moreover, the relations of Zulu- land with Great Britain would have to taken into consideration, as the Utter country has reserved to herself the right of confirming any treaties which may be concluded by the Republic. The Press Association has obtained confirma- tion of the reported proclamation of a British protectorate over the Pondoland States. The --Atr 18 Lca.rc,ely a one, being little official re-assertion of previously existing rights. The British Government has for several years held undisputed possession of the mouth of the St. John's River, the principal out- let from Pondoland and the interior, although in a somewhat unsettled and undefined position, «a« for a considerable time been virtually under British protection.
THE BECHUANALAND EXPEDITION. _I An Immediate forward Movement, [REUTER'S TELEGRAM.] CAPK iowN, Dec. 17th, via. Plymouth.— Troops con nue to arrive for the Bechuanaland expedition, and recruit^ is going on at Cape expedition, and recruiting is going on at Cape Town and Kimberley. Sir Charles Warren has returned from the Orange River, where he has been to take up the military command. He was accompanied by detachments from various corps. The Orange River will b-3 the base of operations, and Col. Molyneux has been left in charge there. It is expected that the forward movement will k. place early in the new year. Gre"t difficulty 8 An** experienced with the transport. thatth ^rgus telegram from Jaungs states ing theit^°er seL't'on *n Stelialand, notwithstand- declared tl^l>athy with the Goshenites, have reports, .lo-Val- According to Kaffir being short 18 reduced to great straits, News received Van Nielcerk and t,Kimberley states that Mr satisfied that the express themselves Will be confirmed, and the Cape Ministers get all they want. Neve^f f footers will that recruiting is going 011 itl t(,0 -Ty 1S re,)01 e in the Free States. The Dc £ ^"svaal and opposed to any settlement with ac lon 1S The reply of the Imperii Govern conditions proposed by the Cape Minisv^. 16 been made public, and is universally regards* as "oat conciliatory and satisfactory, leaving nl excuse for resistance on the part of the peaceably j^P°sed. It is reported from Zululand that Sir Bulwer, in answer to a request from a Boer Imr^1*011 asking for the recognition by the to K-tlal Govarnment of their position, declined about? his a8sent The Boers are still casting Chief ?r a president, both M. Joubert and the the offj.^ftice of the I' ree State having refused by post card.
BIG A MIGHTY BIGCOAT AND A MIGHTY tinguished ? THFT THSY U. WANT !-A dis- re ecting t "Second Armyhis report at Windsor ih r C,°nC? Army Corps of Volunteers each c0t' U yu 2 ,exr>re^es tIle opinion haie a great coat and ,f.
SPORTING ITEMS. Mr Arthur Yates's stable will not be repre- sented at the Manchester New Year's Meeting. Walter Sugg has been appointed professional to the Burnley Cricket Club for next season. Those backers who put £ 10 on each il. f Wood's mounts for 1884 lost a little over jfcwu tor ^TheYwo clubs left in for the Englifh Cup that are most fancied are Queen s-park and Blackburn Rovers. • The Southern Counties Championship is now definitely fixed to take place at teandown-park, Esher, on Saturday, February • The promising young crosscountry rider, A. Nightingall, has met very severe injuries while schooling a horse over hurdles at Epsom. Adolph Schwert:zer, the snort-distance amateur champion of GoffHty, has arrived in New York with a view of taking down Myers. Terrier, .ho has arrived at Manchester, has not been "een out since the Grand National of last y*r' en "e ran remarkably well for a four^-01^ ™Ir*ryt e^°rt being made to have the post- p n d lour-round boxing contest between the champion, John L. Sullivan, and aay Ryan decided in Chicago. 15 Is now stated that notwithstanding his defeat in London, Rowell will enter the six days' "go- as-you-please" match to which Littlewood, of England, has been challenged by Fitzgerald, to take place in New York in March next. At a recent interview with Mr Darloy Scully,,of Silverfort, a well-known follower of the Tipperary foxhounds, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cashel (Dr Croke), expressed himself strongly in favour of fox-hunting, so long as it was enjoyed by those who had not rendered themselves obnoxious by harsh acts. To run for the Queen's Plates costs only five shillings, and there will be plenty of competition for them, though we may never again see thirty or forty horses, as in the days of Queen Anne, who founded them. At that time everyone own- ing a horse that could gallop started him for the Queen's Plate, which was almost the only race that could be run for. The trial horse of most of the Newmarket Stables has been old Saucy Boy. He is a very bad horse, but nothing has succeeded in getting in front of him yet, and to several batches of two-year vldg, he has given 211b. and run clean away from them. One youngster of whom a great opinion had been formed was pitted against him at even weights, but Saucy Boy won. White and Gold says in the Glasgow Herald that there is a sort of rumour that Mr Baird has threatened, if the Jockey Club persist in their present attitude towards him, to buy a gieat part of the training ground over their heads. If he were to buy the famous Limekilns grounds, which is the property indicated, he would place the Jockey Club in a very awkward position. A youth named Hugh Lenrin, apprentice to a bookbinder, died at Edinburgh on Monday from injuries received in a football field. He was playing in the Queen's-park on Saturday, when lie received a violent kick in the stomach, which completely prostrated him, and caused him in- tense pain. A doctor attended him, but the un- fortunate youth gradually sank.—At Hull, on Saturday, while playing football, A. Thornton had his shoulder put out, and T. Lambert broke his leg. It has been stated that the dispute between the Jockey Club and the Duke of Rutland extends to the Cambridge course, and that a threat has been made to close it. This is incorrect, there being no dispute as to this course, nor can there be. Under the Commons Inclosure Act, it is provided that this part of the Heath shall be kept open for the purpose of horse-racing for ever, and that nothing shall be built upon it. The lease of the Jockey Club of some 60 acres adjoining has ex- pired, and the Duke of Rutland now seeks a higher rent. s pJ-he iteration in Matthew Dawson's training ch^geT^w"' 'brin?^bout the following trainVriviWv aud Baron Hirsch will Ar \ul K y' h R°Serf!> recently head lad at Matthew J_/3iWsou as trainer, Xjord O&wdor will join Capt. Berltord, at Exeter House, with Cray, Ir.te of TLip,,ill, as trainer. Matthew Daw- son will nominally be private trainer for the Duke of Portland and Lord Hastings, but to this con- federacy will be added their friends Lord Charles Beresford, Lord Lascelles, Lord Ilche3ter, Mr R. C. Vyner, the Marquis of Londonderry, and, of course, Lord Falmouth. ^The following items are gathered from the 11 or Id Captain Brocklehurst has decided upon resigning the presidency of the York and Ainsty Hounds, and that he only holds the horn till a suitubW successor can be found. Foxes are said to be rather scarce in some parts of his domain but that is not, I believe, the cause which induces him to give up the Mastership.—Lord Houghton leaves this week, accompanied by Lady Galway, for Cannes, whence he proceeds to Florence, Rome, Naples, and Egypt, intending to be away for about 3 months. Lord Falmouth's health has improved during the last few weeks.—There was some tall shooting at Sandringham last week, more than 1,000 head falling to the guns daily. There is to be a "big shoot" during the next ten days.—A curious incident occurred at the funeral of the late Mr Overend at Retford, on Tuesday last. He hid been for years in the habit of feeding the rooks in a large cluster of trees near his own door; and while the funeral was going on, ona of them flew from the rookery and perched itself on the bough of a tree close to the grave, and reverently remained there till it was over.
The Earthquakesin Spain I [CKNTBAL NEWS TELEGRAM 1 y'~The Kl"g iha« decided to visit bhe different scenes of the late earthquake, ql ra °"e which have suffered most s^ere.j. -s arranged at present his Royal Highness will, when lie gets within the district of the earthquake, make the journey from place to place on horseback, personally inspecting not only the condition of the sufferers, but the measures that have been undertaken for their relief. It is more than probable that he will be accompanied by one or two of his Ministers, but beyond the bare fact that the King will gu, nothing yet has been decided. In his absence the Hoya! Consort the Queen remains in the capital, where she will preside over the National Ladies' Committee which has been formed to collect funds, clothing, &c., in aid of the poor sufferers. The King has given 25,000 to the national subscription, while Don Carlo and Dona Marguerita send 15,000 pesetas. With such generous gifts as these the fund will soon mount up. [RI.i:UTER'a TELEGRAM.) I MADRID, Tuesday.—A severe shock of earth quake was felt in Granada yesterday evening at six o'ciock. The population were seized with panic, and the prisoners, being greatly alarmed, endeavoured to effect their escape, but were pre- vented by the Civil Guards. Shocks causing some damage also occurred at Loja and Motril. MADRID, Tuesday Niht.-No recurrence of the earthquake has been recorded since I last telegraphed, but the accounts of the distress pre- vailing in the afflicted d istricts are of a very heartrending character. His Majesty has finally decided to start on Friday for Granada and Malaga. He will be accompanied by a large number of senators and deputies, together with the Minister of the Interior and, possibly, the Minister of Public Works. The king will take with him a sum of £ 2,000 from his private purse for distribution among the sufferers.
DESPERATE POACHING AFFRAYS I At the Berkshire quarter-sessions at Reading, on Tuesday, Jonathan Sharp, a poacher, was sen- tenced to 15 months' hard labour for a murderous assault upon P.C. Winch, near Maidenhead, early in the morning of the 31st ult. A desperate poaching affray took place near Broxbourne, on Tuesday morning, between three poachers and several gamekeepers. Two keepers and one poacher were seriously injured. Two poachers were nrrested.
DIPLOMATIC APPOINTMENTS, Th Tuesd folloa,iiig appointments were gazetted on ter to n|sht:—Mr Edwin Corbett, now minis- Mansfield* to minister to Sweden Colonel to be min!low minister resident to Venezuela, Peru; Mr Frfr resident and consul general to dent and ccnsulerick St" John' now minister resi- ter resident to £ .neral to Colombia, to be minis- Monson, now the Hon.^Edmund to be minister to Ar^entlne Republic,
At Durham, on Tuesday s r R ff nan, 3rd Durham K.fle Miller gunsmith, were each j J;h0"ias xiiiner, guiiMu » sentenced to two months hard labour, tor steahne (invpmmcnt wnmwition from ar«iQUry.t
I MONEY MARKET. To-day's Times money article says To-day dividends are payable to the public, and there was no demand for loans. Money till to-morrow was 3 to 3k; three months' bills, 3J. The Stock market has rallied from the fall caused by yester- day's alarm. Home Government Securities wera decidedly firmer. Consols, 99, to 99 for money 99 to 99i for the account. Home Railways were firmer, especially for heavy stocks. North-Western, Midland, Great Western, and North-Eastern Consols advanced 3. each; Metropolitan fell i- The Foreign market was firmer, the explana- tions respecting the movements of the Channel Fleet having produced some effect on Continental bourses.
I TO-DAY'S MARKETS. SEED LONDON, Wednesday. Messrs Shaw and Sons, seed merchants, of 37, Mark-lane, report rather more business doing, and an increased inquiry has during tha last few days shown itself, and some quantity, par- ticularly of red clover seed, has changed hands. Alsike, white, and trefoil are without quotable variation. Nothing doing in grass seeds. Spring tares are dearer. Blue peas and haricot beans, in sympathy with the advance in corn, are firmer. Linseed higher. SUGAR GLASGOW. Wednesday.—Fair business done at yester- day's prices. The official report is as follows: Moderate business done at prices showing 3d decline since Saturday. PROVISIONS. LONDON, Wednesday.—Butter—Foreign descriptions meet a steady sale, at about previous quotations. Kiel and Danish, 120s to 144s Friesland, 130s to 126s; Normandy, 116s to 140s Jersey, 96s to 108s; American and Irish almost nominal. Bacon—moderate sized lean meat sells at full values. Other kinds dull. Hams rather lower to sell. Lard inactive. Cheese-American quoted 46s to 61s.
CARDIFF CORPORATION. Appointments in the Town Clerk's Office. A meeting of the general purposes committee of the Cardiff Corporation was held at the Town- hall on Tuesday, for the purpose of appointing clerks to three vacancies in the Town Clerk's office. Mr R. Bird (ex-mayor) presided, and there were present Aldermen Duncan, M'Connochie, Cory, Elliott, Lewis, and Jones; Councillors Proger, Trounce, Carey, Morgan, Andrews. James, D. Watson, Ramsdale, Hurley, Trayes, E. Jones, Beavan, A. Thomas, Vaugban, Waring, Yorath, Loughor, Rees, and Jacobs. Some discussion took place on a suggestion of Mr S. Andrews, that an undertaking should be required .ffroin the candidate in the event of an engagement, that he would not take up any work other than corporation work-that he would, in short, give his whole services to the town. The suggestion was embodied in a resolution, and carried with two or three dissentients. Four applicants appeared before the committee for the office of assistant town clerk, who was required to be a lawyer, and to have had experience in •onveyancing and advocacy. Ultimately Mr A. Colliijgwood, of Newport, was appointed at a salary of £ 203 per annum, with trial of three months, and on satisfaction given an engage- ment ior three years. The other appointments were a conveyancing clerk, Mr D. D. Davies, Cardiff, salary £ 85 per annum, and a shorthand and general clerk to the committee clerk's depart- ment, Mr F. C. Lloyd, Poutypooi, salary L91 per annum. Prior to the special business of the committee being reached, some time was occupied in a dis- cussion raised on a question by Mr Beavan, who demanded to know why a letter written by the Ratepayers' Association, animadverting upon the increase to the official salaries, was not submitted to the last meeting of the council.—The Town Clerk replied in effect that he intended it to have been submitted to the finance committee, inasmuch as that committee had the matte" n hand. It had, however, been emitted.—Lr Beavan thereupon moved that the letter be brought forward at the next meeting, but on the motion, going to a division it was negatived.
THE SEIZURE OF THE LIVER- POOL STEAMER OVERDALE. Alleged Piracy by the Peruvians. On Tuesday afternoon the owners or the Liver- pool stamer Overdale, which was seized about a fortnight ago and is still under detention by the Peruvian authorities at Mollendo, received a telegram from the Foreign Office stating that a cablegram had been received from the Bri- tish Charge d'affaires at Lima. In this latter Lord Granville was asked if the British representative should pay under protest the fine which the Peruvian authorities might impose on the vessel in order to obtain her release. Lord Granville, however, not wishing to take the responsibility of such a step, wired to the owners for their decision. In reply, the owners of the Overdale stated their unwillingness to agree to such a course. They mentioned that they had information of the port of Mollendo being open at the time the Overdale arrived and that the vessel's seizure savoured verv much of piracy. They did not know the amount of the tine which the Peruvians would impose, and the payment of the said fine would, the owners believed, look as if they acknowledged the justice of the seizure and might prejudice them in any claim they must consider it neces- sary to make. The owners also instanced the case of a vessel which was seized in a similar manner b.y the Peruvians some four or five years ago. The vessel in question was subse- quently stripped, and the claim which her owners put forward is still in abeyance. Very serious consequences have,'the' owners, said so far resulted from the seizure, and they asked Lord Granville to inform the Peruvian authorities of the fact, and to intimate that they will be held responsible for all losses sustained. The Over- dale, it seems, was about to proceed to carry out some important contracts, and her detention will, it is feared, prevent the accomplishment of the intention, involving serious loss.
THE UNDERGROUND RAILWAY EXPLOSION. Although large numbers of persons tra- velling by the Hammersmith train have com- municated with the police as desired, no further information has been obtained likely to lead to the identification of the perpe- trators of Friday's explosion on the Metro- politan Railway. Before the necessary repairs are done to the injured train several photographs will be taken of the carriages which have suffered th most injury. This would have been done yesterday, but the light was unfavourable.
RESCUING A NEWPORT CREW. I Presentation to an Italian Captain I The Board of Trade have awarded a piece of plate to Captain Domenico Romeo, of the Italian brig Marietta, of Naples, in acknowledgment of his humanity and kindness to the shipwrecked crew of the William Jones, of Newport, which was abandoned at sea on the 9th of December, 1S83, while on a voyage from Puerto Cabello to Liverpool. The crew of the William Jones were 48 days on board the Marietta, during which they were treated with the greatest kindness, the master and owner declining to receive anything tor their maintenance.
THE MURDER ON THE HIGH I SEAS. At Bow-street police court on Tuesday, Ferdinand Koelpen, a German seaman, and Wm. Rauscher, seaman, of Hull, were charged with murdering A. Janssen, on board the American hip, F. J. Chapman, on the high seas. Pending the completion of extradition papers, the prisoners were remanded until Monday.
MORE CANNIBALISM IN THE RHONDDA. At Mardy, Ferndale, a man has just been arrested for biting part of another man's chin off. It is said that he took a piecc If clean, and that the teeth marks were visible.
A coroner's jury on Tuesday returned a verdict of wilful murder against Arthur Kavanagb, James McNamara, and John Tagnart, who attacked a Norwegian seaman named Jonson, and beat him to death in a low part of Liverpool on New Year's laight,
The Redistribution Bill. RHONDDA DISTRICT OF MINERS LABOUR REPRESENTATION The monthly meeting of the Rhondda District of Miners was held on Monday, under the presi- dency of one of the delegates. The principal business transacted had reference to the question of labour representation. The matter had been remitted to the collieries for separate reports upon the expediency of this course next election—after redistribution. The reports were not received from a great number of the collieries they were, so far as they went, favourable to the proposal, and those which had not reported, or had only partially considered the matter, were urgently requested to send delegates to a conference in- tended to represent the miners of theRhondda Steam coal district and the Ocean and Ferndale Collieries, to be held at Ton on the 19th inst. Some of the delegates remarked that Mabon, the agent, could, if sent to Parliament, continue to hold that position as well as that of member. Mabon was requested to attend the forthcoming industrial conference on behalf of the Rhondda. THE MONMOUTH BOROUGHS BOUNDARIES. At the usual monthly meeting of the Mon mouth Town Council on Monday, the Mayor (Mr C. Powell) presiding, a resolution was brought forward to the effect that the district borough of Monmouth should remain intact.—The resolution was proposed by Alderman Willis, and seconded by Mr G. P. Tippins. -The Clerk drew up a copy of a memorial he was about to send.—Alderman Willis said that the Boundary Commissioner had said that the boroughs boundaries could not be altered. I NEATH AND THE BILL At the monthly meeting of the Neath Town Council, on Monday, the town clerk reported the result of the meeting at Swansea, and it appeared that they were agreed as to the proposed division, except that both Swansea and Neath were desirous of having St. Thomas's hamlet instead of St. John s. A discussion ensued. Mr Alderman Charles moved, "That the mayor, the town clerk, and Mr S. T. Evans be a deputatiou to wait upon the Boundary Commisisoners, to advocate the claims ot the eastern division to the hamlet of St. Thomas. Eventually Councillor CHARLES moved-" That the town clerk be directed to ascertain the date of the sitting of the Boundary Commissioners, and to give notice thereof to every member of the c°A.r C«" rT £ his was dulv seconded and carried. MrS. T- EVANS thouggt that in the event of some of the members not turning up, it would be well to be tortihed by a resolution, and moved—"That in the opinion of this council the eastern division of the Swansea district, as suggested by the pro- perty commIttee of the Swansea Town Council, should be varied by including in the eastern divi- sion the whole of the hamlet of St. Thomas, excluding the hamlet of St. John, and in other respects this council approves of the proposed division of the borough." Mr Councillor PHILLIPS seconded the motion, which was unanimously carried. I CARDIGANSHIRE AND THE BILL j At ie Cardiganshire quarter-sessions, held on Tuesday at XjMnpetg^ Colonel Pryse, lord- lieutenant of the county, brought forward a me- jiioria in favour of retaining two members of 1 ariiament for the county of Cardigan, and pro- P0o5~. ouat it; should be sent not only AT haFles Dilke, but to Mr Gladstone, NortbcoteUlS °f Salisbury» and Sir Stafford ^rfZ^rGHAX DAVIES, the Conservative candi- u Imr, vCounty in the next election, seconded the proposition and ROBERTS pointed out that it was ^Jnlitmr,0 rtoeat Cardiganshire, which had a 70,000, as it was proposed to treat 5° Jr c°unty in the United King- r rum 1 memorialising the Government -°r,v> ef11bers they were not departing RiliPunciPle3 kkl down in the Redistri- + 11 thpm asfcin £ the Government to adhere 70 000 aiir) .9arc!iganshirw had a population of m Jhe[e VV3S county in the United 50,000 whichy pop"iation 5frgely °Ver -ir_ T(Vvpb l nob nave two members. fV"iiarHian<8\ ^lrman °' Aberystwith Board of Guardians) said they could sen,/a vei.y strong cate 1 rQlnent, showing that it was proposec ?eat (jard]gausl^r0 very badly indeed. A tn tvi'o members it would not have case to 1 rQlnent, showing that it was pr(,i)o,e(i to treat 6ardigaiisliire very badly indeed, A with two members it would not have excessive representation, while Glamorganshire, to which it was proposed gue the other num- ber, would be over represented. If it had nine members it would i3e represenfe(j q^ite equal to the average ot all great industrial centres in England, while the population was more com- pact than that of Cardiganshire. Mr Brigstocke, Captain Parry, and others sup- ported the memorial, ancj was a!rreed to ask the chairman of the court to present it. YORKSHIRE MINERS AND THE BILL. The council of the Yorkshire Miners' Associa- tion have e I eu to select an electoral division or ward W »est Riding, where labour can- didate run. A conference of miners will beconven • which a candidate will be selected. PONTYPRIDD AND THE BOUNDARY COMMISSIONERS. At monthly meeting of the Llantwit Vardre J-" ^oard, held on Tuesday, under the y ir James Richards, it was resolved to present » Petition to the Boundary Commis- sioners, 4 ting an alteration of the district proposes y eir authorised scheme to be called Caergbil y Vision to that of the Pontypridd Division> the chairman and Mr Leyshon, the vice.chairrnan, were deputed to present the peti- tion. TENBY, LIBERALS AND THE BILL. Ae r?, £ the committee of the Liberal ?rruJ t-rins3n^U-es(^ay evenin&> at the Public nnvfv 1InPortant business connected with the p y. A very great loss was lately sustained III he death of Nfr Chas. Allen, who had been c an of the committee and leader of the party in the town for many years. He was a staunch Liberal and of wide influence. One paio or ^ty of this meeting was to elect his succes3°r' ^nd _\jr Henry Goward, M.A., Ll.B., was elected without a dissentient voice. The meeting also elected delegates to at- tend a meeting 0f representatives of the party which is to be held at Haverford- west on 1 riday. *be names of Mr Goward, Mr Gwyther, and Mr j A jenkin3 were unani- mously accepted. Under the Redistribution Bill the boroughs of Haverfordwest, and those connected with it, will joined to the Pembroke district boroughs. There are rumours of all kinds current throughout the district of move- ments and speculatiohy and proposals in the Con- servative party to attack the arrangements of the district under the new ill, in order to bring about such a change and such arrangement of the electorate of Pem brokeshire as will give them a great advantage. The suggestion, it is said, is to dissolve the boroughs altogether and sink them into the county, and then divide the county into two large divisions, calling them the northern and southern remorokeshire "divisions. The Liberal party are sumeiently awake to meet such tactics. BOUNDARY COMMISSION INQUIRIES. Mr Henley, boundary commissioner, sat at Newcastle on Tuesday to hear objections to the proposed aivibion of Northumberland under the Redistribution Bill. The official scheme, with certain suggested modifications, was pretty generally approved. Mr Henley held an inquiry at Newcastle on Tuesday respecting the boundary scheme for Nort,hu'n and. A memorial was received from Berwick praymg thecommissioner to advise the restoration ot the borough to Parliamentary honours. Newcastle called for three members, the present ooostituency having 151,000 popula- tion. The only alteration proposed in the councy is the transfer of Warkworth from Berwickshire to Bedlin^ton, and North Coquet Dale from Hexhamshire to Berwickshire. Major Tulloch opened an inquiry for Denbigh- nvi j. thin on Tuesday. Major West, X Bi 1 d on, an<i Mr Morris, Wrexham, pre- sented alternate schemes for the division of the county, and the alteration of nomenclature boun- dary. Both parties protested against making Ruabon or Llanollen centres of divisions, and the claims of Wrexham, Ruthin, and Abergele were urged as divisional names. Mr Pierce White, Q.G., sat at Clonmel on Tuesday, to hear evidence respecting the pro- posed four divisions of County Tipperary, viz., Nenagh, lhurles, Tipperary, and Cashel, the last named to include the borough of Clonmel. Mr Arthur Moore, M.P., and the Clonmel Cor- poration urged the substitution of the name of Clonmel for Cashel. Mr White said he would report fully to the Government. Mr Bourke sat at Cork to hear objections to the proposed divisions of the county. The fol- lowing alterations were proposed :—Fermoy was suggested instead of Kanturk, as head of the division, and Middleton instead of Youghal. Skibbereen claimed precedence over Dunmanway p* head of tho division, and BandQQ over Kiqsale,
GLAMORGANSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. Trials of Prisoners. The trials cf prisoners at the Epiphany sessions for the County of Glamorgan commenced at the Town-hall, Cardiff, on Tuesday. FIRST COURT. Before Mr R. O. JONES and Col. LEE. IMPATIENCE OF THE GRAXD JURY. The grand jury was summoned to attend the court at ten o'clock, but upon half-past ten arriv- ingo, and there being no sign uf a commencement of business, Mr D. L. Owen, one of the grand jury, asked how long that body would have to wait. The Clerk of the Peace Until the arrival of he chairman. Mr Owen But we have already been here a considerable time. Are we to wait till midnight ? The Clerk You must wait till the chairman comes. I presume the frost has prevented his horses getting along very fast. Mr Owen waited five minutes longer, and as the chairman had not then arrived, left the court. GRAND JURY. The following gentlemen were sworn on the grand jury :—Messrs F. J. Beavan (foreman), Wm. Angel, Richard Benjamin, Wm. Austin, D. Bowen, Thos. John Evans, Thomas Roger Evans, Peter F. Hacquoil, James Hern, Dd. Jones, J. O. Jones, F. S. Lock, Joseph Milner, D. Morgan, Thomas Morris, Wm. Phillips, Chas. Ross, Hy. Sanders, J. B. Wallace, and Jno. Williams. The Chairman, in charging the grand jury, said they had rather more to do than they had been accustomed to of late. He believed that there were 56 or 57 prisoners, but as several of them were in the same indictment, there would be about 45 cases to be presented to the grand jury. There was a considerable number of larcenies, about which he was not going to trouble them, many being cases of rob- bery from sailors. He was sorry to say that the number of cases of unlawful wounding was very large, the largest that he remembered in his experience there. There were, he thought, 15 cases in which persons were charged with un- lawfully wounding other persons. A great many of these cases bad arisen from quarrels some of them had arisen without any quarrel, and in all the cases various weapons had been used-shovels, bars, knives, and bricks-and anything that came to hand. In all these cases he thought that, with- out exception, the circumstances were such the grand jury would find it their duty to put the persons charged upon their trial. NEW MAGISTRATE. Jjord Windsor was qualified as a magistrate and took his seat on the bench. A BASTARDY APPEAL.—DAVID DAVIE3 V. RACHEL I EVANS. This was an appeal against an affiliation order made by the Caerphilly justices on the 27th of May last. Mr. B. F. Williams appeared for the appellant, and Mr Abel Thomas for the respondent. It appeared that both the appellant, a married man, and the respondent were employed at :he Plymouth Works, near Taibach, in the spring of 1883. They lived next door to each ot Fr, and the young woman was in the habit of going into the man's house, where she would clean his boots, and, as she said, "Wash his back" after work. According to her testimony, there took place on these occasions several acts of familiarity in. all cases, excepting one, without her consent, which led to the birth of a child on the 17th of January, 1834. She attempted to father the child upon him before Mr Bishop, the stipendiary magistrate of Merthyr, but the case was then dismissed for want of corroborative evidence. Subsequently the girl took a situation as a domestic servant at Quaker's Yard, and while there instituted athiiation proceedings against Davies before the Caerphilly magistrates, she then having some additional evi- dence. The Caerphilly magistrates made an order upon Davies to contribute to the support of the child, and against this judgment he now appealed.—In cross-examination by Mr B. F. Williams, for the appellant, the re- spondent admitted that she went to Quaker's Yard, in order that she might go before the Caerphilly magistrates to get an order which had been denied her at Merthyr.—Mr Williams thereupon submitted on the authority of the case of the Queen v. Miers," reprinted in the 32nd volume of the Law Journal (magistrates cases), that the Caerphilly bench had no jurisdic- tion.—Mr Abel Thomas took exception to such an objection at this ê uly stage, and proceeded to put some ques- tions to the girl, who said that she had no evidence but her own before Mr Bishop. She went to service at Quaker's-yard, and had been paid wagps there.—The Chairman, alluding to the objection of Mr Willinms, decided to go on with the case.—Ellen Bryant spoke to seeing th > parties together at the works in the spring or 1833, when Davies was behaving improperly.—D.;n:el Williams, an elderly stated thathe had remonstrated with them IllJ ,u their conduct, and another witness named Williams who was in the company of Davies after the case was dismissed at Merthyr, repeated a statement alleged to have been made by Davies, which amounted to an admission of iinduefai-ni iarl ti, between him and the girl.—The appellant, David Davies, an elderly man, was next called, and denied all the allegations made against him, after which his wife, and Wm. Peak, spoke on his behalf.—After hearing Mr B. F. Williams, the bench allowed the appeal, with costs. NO BILL. The grand jury threw out a bill chargingDavid Hopkins with stealing 6s from Catherine Jenkins, at Ystradyfodwg, on the 10th November. A LICENSING APPEAL FROM MERTHYR. in this case Mr James Isaacs appealed against a refusal of the licensing justices to renew the licence of the Canal public-house, Dynevor-street, Mer- thyr.—Mr B. F. Williams was for the appellant, and Mr Abel Thomas for the respondents, the Merthyr magistrates.—Mr Williams said that the whole matter turned upon the 2nd subsection ot the 42nd section of the Licensing Act, 1872. What took place was this—the licensing meeting was fixed for the 6th September. Before that day no written or other notice had been given of objection to the renewal of the licence to the present appellant. Before the parties entered s t the court on the 6th Superintendent Thomas went into their private room and laid before them Mr Thomas (interposing): My friend is now stating facts which I don't admit.—Mr Williams continued that as a result of what took piace in the justices' room, the magistrates came into court and announced that all the licences would be renewed, excepting tltose ncluded in a list then raad out, the licence of the present appellant being upon that list. The bench said that with regard to those whose 'names were on the list, the meeting would be adjourned until the 27th September. Before that day, be (Mr Williams) thought on the 12th, a written notice of objection was served on the appellant, signed by Supt. Thomas, notifying his intention of opposing the renewal of the licence at the adjourned meeting, on the ground that the present appellant had been convicted of offences under the Licensing Act, that his house was not structurally or otherwise adapted for a licence, and that it was not required in the district. Really the point was this—under the 2nd sub-section referred to it was stated that the justices shall not entertain any objection to the renewal of such licence, or take any evidence with respect to the renewal, unless a written notice of an inten- tion to oppose has been served on the owner not less than 7 days before the commencement of the general annual licensing meeting, providing the licensing justices may, notwithstanding that no I notice has been given of an objection being made, adjourn the granting of the licence to a future day." The whole thing, said the learned counsel, turned upon what was the meaning of the words on an objection being made." The question was, did what took place amount to an objection.—The chairman was understood to say that what took place in the magistrates' private room could not be evidence.— Mr Williams said that other magistrates had de- cided in similar cases that no objection having been made in court the proviso did not apply.— The appeal was allowed with costs. THEFT AT CARDIFF. Frederick Loveridge (62), hawker, pleaded guilty to having stolen a coat, the property of Daniel Davies, at Cardiff, on the 27th December, and upon two previous convictions being proved against him, he was sentenced to nine months with hard labour. CANNIBALISM AT YNYSHIR. I William Smith (25), haulier, was indicted for maliciously wounding Wm. John, at Ynyshir, on the 29th November.—The evidence of the prose- cutor, who appeared in the box with a bandage around his head, was to the effect that upon leaving the Butchers' Arms on the night of Satur- day, the 29th November, he saw the prisoner and another man fighting. He (prosecutor) told pri- soner to let the man alone, whereupon he (prose- cutor) was tripped, and when he fell prisoner got on top of him. Prisoner seized prosecutor's right ear with his teeth, and bit a piece out of it. Prisoner, it was alleged, then exclaimed, I have got his ear right enough," and added that he would eat the prosecutor and his clothes too.—After some evi- dence had been given on behalf of the case for the prosecution, prisoner called several witnesses, whoso testimony went to show that he acted in self defence. These witnesses deposed that they heard prosecutor I say that he would murder the prisoner, and they also stated that they saw him attempt to strangle the prisoner in an affray on the road, when they were on the ground together.—The jury found prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to six month's hard labour.—Mr B. P. Williams pro- secuted. ROBBING A WATCHMAKER AT PONTYPRIDD. Caroline Hopkins (M), dressmaker, and Ihos. Thomas (32), labourer, were indicted, the former for stealing a silver watch ot the value of £ 5 5s, the property of Mr IsidorKuner, at Pontypridd, on the 27th Nov., 1884-, and the latter for receiving the watch at Llantrissant on the 29th November, knowing it to have been stolen.—Mr Abel Thomas prosecuted, and prisoners were undefended.—It appeared that on the day named the female prisoner entered the shop of the prosecutor, in Taff- street, Pontypridd, and asked whether he had any cheap watches for sale. Prosecutor showed her some, and then left the shop in charge of his daughter (a child). The female prisoner still being there. He subsequently missed the watch, and gave information to the police, who searched the house in which the male prisoner lived, at Llantrissant, and in a drawer in his bedroom found the missing watch. Upon Thomas baing apprehended and taken to the police-station he made a statement implicating the woman. The chairman remarked that there was no case against Thomas, and directed his acquittal. The jury foundthe woman guilty, after which she admitted a previous conviction for felony,, at Pontypridd, and was n >w sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labour. WOUNDING AT ABERDARE. I Richard Nicholas (on bail) was indicted for maliciously wounding Henry Morgan Phillips at Aberdare on the 8th of December, 1884. The evidence adduced was to the effect that the prisoner lodged with the prisoner at Incline-row, Cwmamman, Aberdare, and that upon his entering the house on the day named, with the object of removing his furniture, the prisoner rushed at him with a knife. He (prose- cutor) pushed away the hand which held the knife, and then rrceived a wound over the right eye. /This wound penetrated to the bone, and was about two inches in length. Prisoner now denied having stabbed the prosecutor, and raid that he only acted in defence of himself, as the prosecutor smashed his door open, and behaved like a madman. The jury found prisoner guilty of a common assault, and he was sentenced to a month's hard labour. FRAUDULENT COLLIERS AT ABERNANT. LodwIck bake (lbi, coilier, and Evan Richard? (16), collier, were indicted for falsely pretending that coal in certain trams had been cut and worked by them, by means of which they attempted to obtain from Evan Lewis and others certain money with intent to defraud, on the 14-th November. Mr David Lewis prosecnted. — Richards pleaded guilty, and Sake not guilty.- Both prisoners were employed at the River Level Pit, Abernant, and although they worked only one tram load of coal within a certain time, they so marked other trams with their number as to represent that they had cut the concents of live trams. The fraud was discovered, however, before the prisoners had been paid for the work which they claimed to have done.—The jury found Sake guilty, and recommended him and the other, who had ploided guilty, to mercy on account of their youth. — .1 hey were each sen- tenced to two months' imprisonment. AN OLD OFFENDER. James Williams, alias Henry Toland, alias James Davies (41), blacksmith, pleaded guilty t) stealing a purse and Is from Sarah Hooper, at Cardiff, on the 8th November. Prisoner said he took the purse as he was in want of food. A Bristol police-constable proved a long list of pre- vious convictions against the prisoner, who, it appeared, had gone under various aliases. He was sentenced to six months' imprisonment, with bard labour. FALSE PRETENCES BY A BOY. "1_L_h ,'C\ 11:- -1 1..1 -1, tviuiaui oiuier \.1."1- coiner, pieaaeu guilty to having by false pretences obtained from Thomas Riches and others the sum of £ 3 10s, at Ystrady- fodwg, on the 29th November. He was sentenced to two months' imprisonment, with hard labour, the Chairman expressing a hope that at the ex- piration of his term «.f imprisonment something would be done for the boy by the Discharged Prisoners' Aid Society. The court then adjourned till 10 this (Wednes- day) morning. SECOND COURT. (Before Mr J. C. FOWLEl, and Mr H. JONES.) PLEADED GUILTY. Frances Maud (54), needlewoman, was charged with stealing a petticoat, of the v.Iue of Is. bd., the property of John Jones, at Merthyr. She was sentenced to three months' hard labour. BROTHEL ROBBERY AT CARDIFF. Elizabeth jjearv (34) was indietea for having, on the 24th of December, at Cardiff, stolen irom John James Moses, a sailor, L6 in money. Mr \V. P. James pros cuted. She was found guilty, and sentenced to six months hard labour. ROBBERY I THE STREET. Honora Macarthy (25) and Elizabeth Donohue (25), both wumen of bad character, were charged with stealing a purse and Q4 in money from the person of John I)ob<on, at Cardiff, on the 23ch November last. Mr Gibbons appeared for the pro- secution. The jury found both prisoners guilty, con- sidering that they were acting in concert. Macarthy had'been twice previously convicted, Donohue once. Macarthy was sentenced to twelve months' hard labour, and Donohue to six months hard labour. HEAVY SENTENCE ON A HOUSEBREAKER. Llewellyn Llewellyn (21), haulier, pleaded guilty to feloniously breaking and entering a saddier's shop and stealing a book, handkerchief, and other articles, of the value of 6s, the property of John Evans, at Ystradyfodwg, on the 20th October, 1884. He also pleaded guilty to feloni- ously breaking into and enteriug ÜIA. office of the Bute Merthyr Colliery Company in the iihondda Valley, with intent tt) commit a felony, on the 20th October, 1884. He had been twice previously convicted for breaking int ) and entering, and it was also stated that he had broken into the office of the Tyla Coch Company, but on each occasion the prisoner was unable to steal anything. The governor of the gaol aJ Swansea, Major Knight, said that the prisoner w^at the present time under police supervision, and^as a very bad character. Tne court sentenced the prisoner to seven years' penal servitude, and afterwards to seven years'police supervision. UNLAWFULLY WOUNDING. I Wiliiam Thomas (22), haulier, was indicted for unlawfully and maliciously wounding John Lewis Thomas, Ystradyfodwg, on the 25th October. Mr T. W. Lewis prosecuted, the parties live at the Mardy. On the evening of the 25th October complainant and his father were standing outside the hotel. Prisoner was turned out of the hotel in a very noisy state. He threw his cap in the air, and said that '"he was the best man there." I Prisoner then took up a large fitone and threw it at someone in the h~-<;l, but it struck complainant a violent:blow on ti, iead. He was found guilty, and sentenced to eiarhu months' hard labour. UNLAWFUL WOUNDING. William Blake (31), labourer, pleaded guilty to unlawfully and maliciously wounding Thomas Williams, at Dowlais, on the 19th November. Both were employed at the works. Some words on that day ensued, and the prisoner took up a shovel and struck the complainant a i ,lent blow on tb, head with it. The Chairman said that it was one of the numerous cases which he understood that they had to deal with at the present sessions, in which violent injuries to the persons of the com- plainants had been inflicted. It would be neces- sary to endeavour to repress this class of crime, which was evidently on the increase, and inflict such punishments as would deter others fro committing this offence. He would be sentenced to uine months' hard labour. FALSE PRETENCES. Henry Ashman, a respect a biy-dressed man, 26, clerk, was charged with unlawfully, by false pretences, obtaining a shoe brusii, of toe value of Is 3d, from Frederick Talbott, the property of Charles Pugh, with intent to ciefraud, at Cat-id iff, on the 20th November. Martin prosecuted, iid Mr B. F. Williams defended the prisoner. He was a clerk in the employ of Mr Pring, Custom House-street, advertising agent. He went to Mr Pagj (who aiso lived in the same street) and stated that lie wanted a shoebrush for Mr Pring, and would pay for it on the following day. Prisoner then left sor Somerseshire, where his father resided. The account was sent to Air Priug, who repu- diated the purchase, and the warrant was subse quently taken out, on which the prisoner paid the money, and it was said now that the prisoner intended the shoebrush for his landlady, and had no intention to defraud the prosecutor. The defence of Mr B. F. Williams was that the prisoner had no intention to defraud. INDECENTLY ASSAULTING A LITTLE GIRL. Uharles Shepherd, a labourer, was indicted for indecently assaulting a little girl, eight years of age, named Louisa Jane Dance, at Aberdare, on the 31st December. Mr B. Francis Williams prosecuted. The parents of the child keep a Coffee Tavern at Aberdare. The prisoner on the 31st December went to the tavern, and called for a cup of coffee. The child carried the coffee to him and also some change out of a sixpence. JIo then behaved improperly to her. She left him and told her mother. When accused he admitted the offence, and expressed his regret, and hoped she would not say anything about it. He also admitted the offence to the police con.,table. I i e was found guilty, and was sent to prison for four months with hard labour. The court then rose. THIS DAY. The trials of prisoners at the Epiphany sessions for the countyof Glamorgan were resumed at the Town-hall, Cardiff, to-day. FIRST COURT. (Before Mr R. O. JONES and Colonel LEE.) WOUNDING BY A BOY. EphraimOwen Jones, a boy, on bail, was indietect for maliciously wounding George John, at Merthyr Tydvil, on the 27th December.—Mr David Lewis prosecuted.—It appeared from the opening of the learned counsel that on the day named pro- secutor a boy, witnessed a quarrel outside of the Royal Oak public-house, George-town, Merthyr, between prisoner and a boy who had only one arm. Prisoner pushed this lad about, whereupon prosecutor struck at the prisoner, who retaliated by drawing a knife and stabbing the prosecutor upon the arm. It transpired that the prisoner and several other boys had been drinking together in a public-house prior to this occurrence. On being charged with the offence by the police prisoner admitted that he cut the piosecutor, and said that he did so because the latter kicked him.—The jury took a merciful view of the case, and acquitted the prisoner. A MOUNTAIN ASH WOUNDING CASE. John Davies and Daniel Bowen, on baD. were charged with maliciously wounding Evan Davies, at Mountain Ash, on the 9th November.—Mr Abel Thomas prosecuted, and Mr B. F. Williams defended.—It appeared that on the day named the prosecutor left the house of some triends at Penygraig, and proceeded to his home at Moun- tain Ash, having in his pocket a bottle of brandy, the top of which protruded so that it could be seen. When neariag Mountain Ash, and upon taking a short cut to his house, he met the prisoners, who asked for a drink of brandy. Prosecutor declined to give them any of the spirits, and endeavoured to escape, when one of the men picked up a stone and threw it at him, the missile striking him on the head, and inflicting a wound which bled pro- fusely. Prosecutor eventually sought refuge in a farm house, and gave information to the police. It appeared that the stone was thrown by Bowen, and that Davies kicked the prosecutor. The jury found both prisoners guilty, and they were sen- tenced eo nine months' imprisonment with hard labour. WOUNDING AT SWANSEA—A BOT SHOT. Samuel Norman was indicted for maliciously wounding and inflicting grievious bodily harm upon John Clement Francis, at Swansea, "n the 16th of December. — Mr Brynmor Jones prosecuted, and prisoner was undefended.— The prosecutor was a little boy, who appeared in the witness box with his head covered with bandages, and who said that lie lived at 16, Little Madoc-street, Swansea. Between seven and eight o'clock on the evening of Boxing- day the prosecutor was standing upon a stone looking through a window-pane into the circus, when the prisoner, ready dressed for a performance, appeared wirh a gun in his hand, and pointed it at the boy. He then, as prosecutor and a witness alleged, put down the gun and took something out of a bag with which he loaded the weapon. He again raised the gun and fired, and at the jaine time the Doy, who received the charge full m hIS face, fell to the ground insensible. Tne evidence of persons employed at the circus went to show that the gun was simply loaded with blank cartridge, and prisoner asserted that he took nothing out of the bag to put in the gun. It appeared that the weapon was given to him with which to play his part in a piece called "The Soudan War." From the evidence cf Mr Jones, the house- surgeon at Swansea Hospital, it seemed that &n the boy's admission to that institution his cheeks and nose were stained with gun- powder, and that three days afterwards glass was found under the upper iip. The doctor expressed a fear that the boy would lose the use of his right eye.—Prisoner now stated that he did not know t:1at the gun was loaded, and he only meant to frighten the boy.— The jury found prisoner guilty, and sentence was deferred. SECOND COURT. (Before Mr J. C. FOWLER and Mr H. JONES.) CUTTING AND WOUNDING AT CARDIFF. Padlas ivavadaeras, a Greek sailor, was indicted for unlawfully and maliciously cutting, stabbing, and wounding Thomas Stephens at Cardiff, on the 8th November last' Mr Gibbons appeared for the prosecution. On the night of the 8th November there was a row among some Spanish and Greek sailors in Custom house-street, the complainant interfered, and it was alleged by the prisoner that he was knocked down and kicked by some of the roughs. He was on the ground with Stephens under him. Prisoner was then seen to draw a knife from his pocket and stab complainant in two places. He immediately go;, up and ran away, and endeavoured to conceal the knife under a door-step. A boy saw him, and handed the knife to the police. It was then covered with blood. The prisoner alleged that he had no knife, and that the stabbing was done by two Spaniards. The jury found him guilty, but recommended him to mercy in consequence of the provocation. The court considered that there was not sufficient justification for him to draw a knife. As he had, however, been imprisoned for two months he would only be further impri- s med for two months with hard labour.—Antonio Toza, a seaman, was indicted for unlawfully and maliciously stabbing and wounding George Den- nison, on the 11th K ov. last. Mr G. C. Thompson prosecuted, and Mr Abel Thomas defended the prisoner. On that night there was a disturbance in Sophia-street, and a number of seamen left a boarding-house armed with pokers, sticks, and other weapons. They struck and hit at every one in the street. Prisoner went over to the place where the complainant was stand- ing looking un. Prisoner was armed with a knife, and complainant, on seeing the prisoner rushed at him, struck the prisoner a blow on the m on th. Dennison was then knocked down, the prisoner falling on him. When on the ground the prisoner stabbed the complainant in back. The defence was that Dennison and his companions were bullies," and that they were frequently in the habit of quarrelling with foreign seamen. They on that evening were in reality the attacking party. The prisoner was violently assaulted, and thrown down by the prosecutor. He was injured, but some other person standing by stabbed the prosecutor- The wife of a u boarding-house keeper also swore that some per- son, not prisoner, entered her house, immediately after the row, and washed his hands. The jury found the prisoner guilty, and he was sentenced to eight months' hard labour. (For Continuation see next edition.)
TO-DAY'S POLICE. CARDIFF. NEGLECTING TO MAINTAIN A AND FAMILY.—At the police-court this morning—be- fore Aldermen Lewis, Cory, and Dr. Paine- Henry Morgan, labourer, was brought up on a warrant charged with neglecting to maintain his wife and three children. Mr Pritchard, of the union, stated that prisoner's wife and three chil- dren had been in the workhouse since the 8th December. The family were admitted also ill May last, subsequent to which he promised to take them out and maintain them. He had not, however, done so, and his parents had paid the expenses to the guardians instead of him. In July of the same year the wife came into the workhouse, and a child died there. The bench considered that prisoner was determined not to pay, and sent him to gaol for a month's hard labour.
SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A CARDIFF COMMISSION AGENT. Before Aldermen Lewis and Cory and Dr. Paine, at the Cardiff police-court this morn- ing, David Thomas, a respectably dressed man, lodging at Devonshire- pi ace, Can- ton, Cardiff, was charged on a warrant with obtaining two tons of patent manure and two ftons of superphosphate, from Messrs John Williams and Co., manure manufac- turers, Mount-pleasant, Liverpool. — Mr Belcher appeared to prosecute. William Roberts, in the employ of the firm, residing at Liverpool, said prisoner was a commission agent in the Cardiff district, and had occupied the position from February of last year. It was his duty to receive orders, and to trans- mit them, but not to receive accountil In the course of the transactions an order for two tons of manure was received from prisoner, which wasjaccordingly despatched to the person named, a John Williams, of the Elephant and Castle, Carmarthen. Witness went to the place to obtain payment, but the landlady, a Ml'I Wade, denied knowledge of such person. He next proceeded to hunt up the prisoner, whom he could not find, and at last at the address above given, he showed prisoner the order, and asked him if the alleged customer had paid him. Pri- soner said he had not, but w as going to the customer was sale. Witness had prisoner taken into custody.—Mr Belcher, in applying for remand, said he had information that prisoner had had the manure and disposed of it to an auctioneer considerably below its; value in one case, manurevalue j320 for JSt.—Prisoner was re- manded till Monday.