A VCOMAN FROZEN TO DEATH. Ala-old vornau named Gregory was frozen to h, near Yeovil, last night. 7
ATTEMPTED SUICIDE OF A GENTLEMAN. [SPECIAL TELEGRAM. A gentleman, named Hughes, residing a-t Kinston, near Dublin, cut his throat while lying in bed yesterday. He will not recover. He suffered under a delusion that he would from poison from disease in the teeth.
I MR. BRADLAUGH AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL. Mr Bradlaug-h applied this morning before the Lords Justices sitting in the court of aDnlenl askxnsthat. a day mignt might be fixed ?or the hearing of his appeal against th» inrl™, c court below, in the case of the Attorney-Genera!. ™se]f and the Attorney General, Monday tv. PfiTf. °f was fixed for the heari^oU. r> 0. tne appeal.
￼ DEATH OF THE EARL OF AVLE-SFORD. [CENTRAL NEWS TELEGRANI. I I iNEW YORK, Wednesday -NToming-. -The ^arl of Aylesford, who was interested in many arge cattle ranches on this side of the Atlantic, and who was a frequent visitor to the States, has just died at Big Springs, in Texas. He Caught a severe cold recently, and died after only a short illness from inflammation of the bowels.
ALARMING RAILWAY ACCIDENT, I [SPECIAL TELEGRAM.] I Considerable damage was done last night by a Collision between two trains at Blay Station, near Dublin. A number of carriages were wrecked, deluding the director's saloon carriage, which Dublin. A number of carriages were wrecked, deluding the director's saloon carriage, which cost nearly 2600. The colliding trains were shunting on sidings, and fortunately weie empty, otherwise the loss of life might hava been con- siderable.
A POLICEMAN ARRESTED A POLICEMAN ARRESTED UNDER THE CRIMES ACT. Police-constable Colburn, stationed at Cassle- Wellan, has been arrested in Downpatrick under the Crimes Act, and lodged in Bel- fast Gaol. Colburn, who has a ticket for America, was the principal witness in the Castlewellan riot case arising out of the late Nationalist meeting, which case comes on at the next assizes. Colburn had given the usual month's notice to leave the police force, which expired on Sunday last.
SAD DEATH OF A WELSH FARMER. [SPECIAL TELEGRAM.] H,- enq?iry vvas at Beguildy, Llanidloes, morning,asito the death of MrSuley Thomas, of Tynyddol Farm, Beguildy, which took place yester- day- Deceased was in one of the outbuildings of the farm with him servant man, when be acciden- t-ally fell off a plank, a. distance of four feet, and came in contact with a projecting board. He got up and walked into the house and sat down in a chair, when he immediately expired.
PRIZE FIGHT. Ywterday morning, before eig-ht o'clock, a prize £ ut, described as one of a determined character, °ok place on Mapperiey Plains, near Notting- ham, between two men named Hickman and "lewin, for stakes amounting to £ 40. Hickman, of Bulwell, was stated to have pre- viously made his appearance in the prize ring, ■"•e is about 50 years of age, and much heavier than his antagonist, who is about 34, and hails from Ilkestone. There was a small attendance of spectators, and eventually the younger man Proved the victor, after an exciting contest.
LORD LONSDALE AND THE WORLD." In the Court. of Appeal to-day the further hear- ing of the appeal of the defendant in the libel ^0«off ,Queen v* Yates was continued. Defendant had been sentenced to four months' impnsonment for i,uvi„g published a iibe, 11 a (.|0r onsdaie in the World newspaper, and the ground of appeal is that the prosecution the defendant Wiis illegal because the written of the defendant Wiis illegal because the written fiat of the Attorney-General had not been ob- before the proceedings were taken. Mr Varies Russeli, Q.C., continued the argument in êUpport of the appeal. I
WANTED, A WIFE. I t The Kingston-on-Thames Board of Guardians rave received the following letter, purporting to come from a private in the Cape Infantry Regi- ment stationed at King William's Town, South Africa Nov. 22, 1884-Sirs,-I am writing tries# few hnes to you as I am in want of a Cw Jomantomake,ny wife- if should know of any young woman aged about twenty-two to tiurty.four. My age is thirty, and I shall be glad to know if I am allowed to have a young woman from the houst-. I will send my photo- graph immediately if required, and I should be glad to have one of the young women. It is very hard to get a wife out here, and I should he glad to become engaged. I have no objec- tion to any respectable woman, and I would pay her fare out here if required, and I uili send the Yaw. I should be glad if you would have this put in the newspapers, if you will get the porters' to do so for me. I am a teetotalerjand a steady man, and you must not think I am not in my right senses. Will you reply as quick as possible, please, as I shall be waiting to hear from you.- To the Guardians of Kingston Union."
AN ILLUSTRATED TRAMP. William Facer, a tramp, was apprehended by the Leicester police on Tuesday on a charge of drunkenness, ha having been found by a police- man climbing a lamp-post to get a drink. He was., when searched, found to be tattooed from his shoulders to his feot, the police description J' of his marks being: Letter D and ship on breast, together with a house, pigeons, anchorand Chain, haystack, fishes and trees, a man driving a sheep, a pig, the Union Jack, the Prince of Wales s feathers, au anchor, two inscriptions, 'I Love me and leave me not (Shapespeare), and u grav&%tom to Lbe memory of all I love," a. Highland girl dancing, a Highland soldier and auother soldier wearing a red coat, cross flags and bayonet, drum and'sticks, pile of shot, W. F., a gun, another gun and crossed flags, crossed pipes, and a jug and glass on the right "nn an ensign, sailors, a ship, a cross and a large f;sh, a sailor with crossed flags, and Charlotte" in capital letters on the left arm a policeman 'in a man into custody, and Faith, Hope, and •tty; on the left leg a man on the right leg "uland a flag. He was fined 10d and costs, 1 (Hy^batd Jabonr.
1 The Earthquakes in Spain _r-F.EUTER S TELEGRAM.] MADRID, Tuesday, 10.15 a.ID.- According to telegrams received to-day from Granada, a severe shock of earthquake occurred yesterday morning at Alhama, just before the king left that town. No damage was done. The shock was also felt at AIgarrebo, causing great alarm among the in- habitants. It is stated that the camp formed in the out- skirts of N erja of persons who have sought shelter there in consequence of the earthquake has been destroyed by fire. [CENTRAL NEWS TELFF^AVR 1 MADRID, Tuesday Morning.—Slight shocks continue, and damage is reported from several quarters, but not to any very considerable extent. The mg left iUuama yesterday morning at eight c clociv, riding on horseback, while his attendants followed on mules and donkeys. His Royal Highness visited several small towns, I and witnessed many distressing scenes, but not greater than at Agron, where a heavy fall of snow added to the misery of the people encamped in the open. Here the people knelt in the way as the King proceeded, weeping bitterly and beseeching aid. Alphonso was overcome by the pitiful condition of the poor victims, and stayed some time amongst them, dispersing money freely. The King drove from Suelmn and reached Granada at half-past five o'clock yesterday after- noon. MADBID, Tuesday Night.—A telegram just re- ceived from Granada states that King Alfonso left at eight o'clock this morning on r. visit to Padul and Durcal, where he inspected the ruins and distributed relief. His Majesty returned to Granada at half-past three, being unable to visit Albunuelas as intended, owing to the swollen torrents, which made the roads impassable. The King afterwards made an excursion into the picturesque mountain region outside Grauada, visiting Alhambra and Generalife.
THE REVOLT IN CAMBODIA. :¿J' ——— Serious Anti-French Movement. PARIS, TuesdLty.-Le Matin to-day publishes the following telegram from Saigon, bearing Monday's date :—Sivottia, at the head of a band of Chinese pirates, has attacked the French post at Sambaur, in Cambodia, where wa have a small garrison composed of Marine Infantry and Anna mite sharpshooters. The commandant of the post, and several men were killed after a determined re- sistance. The Governor of Cochin China has started wiLl lemforcemeiits. Tiae attack is attri- buted to the carrying out of the treaty recently con- cluded between France and the King of Cam- bodia. The state of things is serious, and it is feared that the anti-French movement may spread. PAUlS, Tuesday Night. The Deputy for Cochin China has received to-day a letter from the King of Cambodia. That potentate com- plains that M. Thomson, the Governor of Cochin China, has been acting in Cambodia in defiance of all treaty rights, and virtually arrogating to himself sovereign power. I [REUTEP.'S TELEGRAM.] -PARIS, Tu-sday.—A telegram from Saigon of to-day 5 date, received at the Ministry of Miarine, states that the news received from Cambodia, since the 11th inst., is quite satisfactory. Trans- states that the news received from Cambodia, since the 11th inst., is quite satisfactory. Trans- quiiity prevails in the town of Phnom Peng and the neighbourhood, and no insurgent bands are reported in the interior of the country, in fact the symptoms of agitation have disappeared almost everywhere. The Temps, referring to the agitation in Cambodia, state that the presence of a band of pirate having been reported the commander of the French post went out alone to reconnoitre their position, but did not return. The post was shortly afterwards at- tacked, and the garrison, perceiving the inutility _li of resistance, retreated to the river after setting tire to their post. The Temps adds that there is lit) proof that the King of Cambodia was con- cerned in the affair. Perfect tranquillity prevails in the capital, and in the provinces bordering on Coc hin China and Siam. The Soir publishes a letter from M. Montairo, secretary to the King of Cambodia, dated Phnom Peng, Nov. 24th, addressed to M. Blanesube, Deputy for Cochin China, and which was communicated to-day to the committee appointed to examine the Treaty of Hue. The letter expresses the King's thanks to M. Blancsube for having pre- sented his Majesty's previous letter to President Grevy, in which he protested against. the treaty of June 12th. The King adds that M. Thomp- son, the French Governor of Cochin China,, without awaiting the ratification of the treaty, is acting as sovereign in Cambodia, and compels the Ministers to sign decrees which they do not understand.
WRECK OF A WELSH VESSEL. Rescue of the Crew. [KEUTER'S TELEGRAM.] AMSTERDAM, Tuesday. According to a tele- pram from Teischilling of to-day's date, the crew of the British barque Carmarthenshire, which recently ran ashore on the island, were saved by a Belgian fishing smack.
CARDIFF SHIPOWNERS' ASSOCIATION. I Annual-Meeting. The annual meeting of the above association was held at the chamber of commerce, Cardiff, yesterday. The annual report, which was read and adopted, dealt with the principal matters which have occupied the attention of the association during the year. Alluding to the Merchant Shipping Bill the report records that this bill was pronounced by the association "to be one of the most ill-advised and incom- petent attempts at legislation that had ever been the brought forward," and reference is also made to efforts put forth by shipowners generally, resulting in the withdrawal of the measure and the appoint- ment of a Royal Commission on the whole subject. Regret is expressed that a representative from the Bristol Channel was not appointed on the com- mission. On the question of dock extension allusion is made to the passing of the Barrv Dock and Railway Bill, in favour of which the associa- tion paEPed a resolution, and a hope expressed that when the work, now rapidly proceeding, is completed the detentions and serious inconveniences to which the trade has been subjected for a considerable time past will be done away with. Other matters mentioned in the report are the incorporation of the chamber, bunker coal, the load-line coni- mittee, seamen's wages, the Manchester Ship Canal, quarantine, engagement of crews, and the local shipwrights' strike. The annual statement of accounts was laid before the committee and passed. Mr Tellefsen was elected chairman, Mr C. V. Harrison vice-chairman, Mr W. L. Hawkins secretary, and Mr W. Williams treasurer. Col. Hill was appointed to represent the association on the executive council of the chamber of shipping. Col. Hill, in giving an account of the work done by the executive council during the year, made a speech which it was regretted could not go before the public owing to the absence of the representatives of the press, and a resolution was carried to the effect that in future the reporters be invited to attend the annual meetings.
I Mr H. A Stacke, writing on the subject of the American Mail, says The remedy for the delay was proposed by ma to the Great Western Railway a year ago—namely, a short sea service between Wexford and St. David's. This would involve the hastening on of the projected line between Waterford and Wexford (in Ireland) and the making of a short branch to St. David's, in Wales. In two hours the express could go from Queenstown to Wexford; the passage from Wexford to St. David's—under sixty miles-could be done in three hours, and thence to London six houra at the outside. From_ Queenstown to London under 11 hours No"/ it takes, counting time lost at Queenstown and at the Mersey, three time lost at Queenstown and at the Mersey, three -days frequently."
I THE WELSH PRESS. I LBy CCNEGLAS.] THE WELSH INTERMEDIATE EDUCATION BILL. This important question is eagerly discussed in Wales, and is occupying the attention of all the newspapers. A correspondent of the Goleucid maintains that it is imperatively necessary to have the bill introduced and passed in the current ses- sion before the general election, and its mighty issues absorb the attention of the country. e must, therefore, immediately rouse the Welsh Members of Parliament to a sense of the mipor- taace ot vigorously pushing the bill thiougo. xiie Welsh Members, when it suits them, can be prompt and determined. When there was a dan- get that their number would be lessened, they, iorthwith, without external prompung, protested and petitioned, and succeeded in their aim. Their action stood in bold contrast to their indifference and careless attitude with regard to other impor- tent Welsh questions, notably the grant to Aber- vstwiih College. Let them understand, clearly and unmistakably, that Wales expeccs them to show the same earnestness, determination, aud promptness in securing the Intermediate Educa- tion Bill as they did in securing their own seats. The same demand is peremptorily made by a correspondent of the Gcnedl, and by resolu- tions in crowded eistedufodie and other meetings. EDUCATIONAL SCHEMES IN MERIONETHSHIRE. x1 rom time to time several attempts have been made to establish county scholarships to enable boys from elementary or secondary schools to obtain a course of education at the University College, but in most cases they have been merely paper schemes. But Mr H. Robertson, M.P., has in his own county of Merioneth taken the subject in hand to some purpose. He has origi- nated ;t scheme by which two scholarships of £ 25 for two or three years may be given annually to boys educated in Merionethshire schools. For this purpose Mr Robertson himself contributes I £ 100 annually. Two boys already hold these scnoiarsnips at U niversity Uollege, Aoerystwitli, and an examination to award two more will be held in the course of the year. Doigelly has held a town's meeting to sift thoroughly the amount and nature of its educational endowments, and to make ready a place for one of the Government schools under the Intermediate Education j.Hili. Dr. Williams's Endowed School for Girls in that town is a great success, and there is a natural wish for a similar school for boys. PENNY DINNERS FOR WELSH CHILDREN. -M.P. for Merionethshire has established these dinners at Bontddu Board School, which is situated near his residence, It is to be hoped that this is the forerunner of a countless series of efforts on behalf of Welsh children. These dinners arc quite as necessary for children attending tue sparse rural 6cilotis on the Welsh hillsides as for those attending schools in the crowded quarters of large towns, because children walk two or three miles along rough p.tths, and often in boisterous weather, to tiie nearest school. Country squire may well imitate Mr Holland in his laudable effort after social reform in our villages. I A WAY OF PUTTING IT. Liberals and Tories often speculate as to what might have happened if Lord Beaconsiield and tr.e Tories had been triumphant at the polls in 1880. A correspondent, who often contributes a sprightly column to the Genedl, expresses his opinion neatly. The GcncJi's Almanack this year contains good woodcuts of the three University Colleges of Abarystwith, Bangor; and Cardiff. ''Had the election of 1880," lie asks, "turned in favour of the Tories, could the Genedl have possibly published pictures of Wales' three cnl;Ieg-es I trow not. A Map of the Seat of War in some part or other of the world would probably have been the Genedl's presentation picture for 1835. LIBERATION 1ST COLLIERS. The agitation for disestablishment is gathering force. In North Wales several cuiates thought it was their best service to the Church to disturb Liberationist meetings, but now the tables are being turned, and the curates are hoisted with their own petard. At Rhos, Nonconf jvn»st col- liers crowded to a Church Defence meeting, passed amendments in favour of disestablishment with decisive majorities, ani irreverently "chaffed" the reverend defenders of the Church of England in Wales. When the vicar of Ruaboa (the late Dean Edwards's brother) asserted that the Old Testament commands tithes to be paid to the sous of Levi," an argumentative collier searched for the mis.sing link in the chain of reasoning by pointedly asking the speaker, "Art thou a son of Levi, my And when another reverend speaker demanded tithes by referring to Abraham's act of paying tithe to Melchizedec, another collier, who had an eye to the other side of the biblical reference, completely nonplussed the speaker by promptly asking him if he gave bread and wine to the people beforehand as Melchizedec did. These ejaculatory questions were brusquely put, and they fetched the audience. I A TRIBUTE TO A WELSH TORY. The London correspondent of the BCOlei' com- pliments Mr Puleston tor his unvarying atten- tion to the needs and aspirations of Welshmen resident in London. It is generally una readi,y acknowledged by the Welshrnen of London that no Welsh M.P. is half so ready to serve them as the honourable member for ths Tory borough of Dovonport. Last week the memorial chapel of Gohebydd was opened, and Mr Puleston Wits not asked to preside till several Welsh members had refused. This reiusal is an instance of base in- gratitude, because Gohebydd did more than any other single individual to enlighten and rouse the political opinion of Wales, and to make political campaigning a comparatively easy task for the present generation of Welsh members. 1.\1;: Puleston warmly commended the efforts of Non- conformists to provide places of worship for the hundreds of young men and women who remove from Wales to London every year. I LLADMKRYDD ON HIS NAME AND FAME, Ltadmerydd, who has contribuucct a page to the jPv/fi air Dydd for 15 years, is a well-known Doctor ol Divinity and a. prominent speaker on disestablishment and temperance platforms. He devotes his letter this week to personal explana- tions. Some writer in Cicada has taken his long- adopted pseudonym, at which he is a little sore, and as if there was an organised conspiracy to rob the able doctor of his aom de plume, a new Welsh periodical has ju;,t been issued under the title of Lladmerydd. He faces this double attack upon his appropriated name- with commendable equanimity, but his wrath is stirred when treat- ing of a recent attack upon his well-gotten fame. Some weeks ago he criticised the action of the Calvinistic Methodists with regard to the Wil- liams, Pantycelyn, memorial. Last week the Goleuad published a very caustic letter, written in answer to Lladmerydd, which asserted that he was a relentless foe to Calvinistic Methodism, and that his criticism was sectarian and inconsistent with former conduct in regard to memorial chapels. This week Llcw'nurydd replies vigorously, and still demands a national memorial for the sweet singer of Wales." LAY IN RELIGIOUS WORK. 'i'lie. -tle?*ctlot anci JSaner give the substance of Mr W. S. Caine, M,P, 's sermon, and thoroughly approve of this form of religious work. They beheve that the future will witness many more eminent men, high in social and political position, consecrating their Sundays and their leisure time to the work of spreading the hope and culture of religion. ILLIBERAL WELSH PUBLISHERS. At the JJoigelly JKnsteuaroci last year a hand- some iprize was awarded for the best selection from Welsh authors. The victorious selection was warmly praised by the adjudicators, and the committee sold the copyright to a publisher, with a view to immediate publication. But as the publisher was preparing to issue the book, he was warned by several publishers that he would be prosecuted for publishing selections from books of which they possessed the copyright. This shabby and illiberal acticn not merely paralyses the work of the author of the selections, the publisher and the eisteddfod committee, but it deprives Wales of a valuable and very necessary work. For the possession of such a choice selec- tion would be a great impetus to the praiseworthy I movement for getting Welsh read and taught in elementary schools, and recognised as a special subject by the Government. A HATEFUL FEATURE IN WELSH JOURNALISM. An old charge against the vernacular papers is that they indulge in personalities, and are written in degenerate Welsh. But an immense improvement has been long taking place. But editors still allow degrading communications to appear from correspondents who rove about the country picking up stale and unprofitable gossip, or who receive discreditable paragraphs from various parts of the country. Such a column is that by Zabulon Dafydd." iu the Herald; "Rhiyll," in the Genedl; Craig y Forwylit" and "Llathenydd," in the Barter. They pander to an ignoble taste, they debase the lingual and moral currency, and for the credit of Welsh journal ism, editors ought to set their faces like Hint against them. ============
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I TO-DA V'S. POLICE. I I CARDIFF. ASSAULT.—At the police-court to-day—before Mr G. Phillips and Mr A. Hood-Malcolm Martin, a young man, was charged with assaulting John Williams on -Nlon day, -Complainant keeps the White Hart beerhouse in Bridge-street. He was returning home late at night, and when passing through Millicent-street he saw two men leaning on a window sill on the opposite side of the street. He had only passed on a few yards when he received a violent blow from behind, which knocked him down. When on the ground he was kicked and rendered insensible. He after a time got up and was knocked down again. He got up a second time, and then saw the defendant stand- ing over him with his fist clenched. Another man, not in custody, was standing a few yards away. Complainant was only a few yards from his house, and, on his calling out, his children and wife came out screaming, and then the defendant and the others ran off. He did not see the person who struck him down, but the defendant was the only person near when he got up. A Mrs O'Keefe was called for the defence and swore that the defendant did not assault the complainant, but went to his rescue, and pulled off the man who was beating him. Although it was alleged that the woman O'Keefe refused to give him the name of the man who left her house on the night when. the complainant was assaulted, the bench were of opinion that the defendant was the assailant, and sent him to prison for a month with hard labour. THE REIGN OF TERROR !—Catherine Hayes, a young woman of bad character, was charged with being a disorderly prostitute and causing an ob- struction in Bute-street on Tuesday night. The police alleged that she took hold of men passing up Bute-street, but as this was ueiueu, ana tne aerenaaut called a witness to prove that the men caught hold of her, the case was dismissed. DISGRACEFUL CONDUCT.—John Farrell, a labourer, 53 years of age, was tined 20s and costs tor behaving in a disgusting manner in Bute-street on Tuesday evening. PUBLIC-HOUSE ROBBERY. — John Jenner, a labourer, was charged with stealing a pair of boots of ine value of 14s 6d from the tap-room of the Queen s Tiotei, Llandaff-road, the property of Ciiarxes Eyies, on the loth inst. C-oiiiplainant said lie was drinking at the Queen's Hotel on Tuesday. Prisoner^was there. He left on the table a pair of boots in a bundle while he went into the yard. When he returned prisoner and the boots were gone, The prisoner cross-examined the prose- cutor, and there appeared to have been some transactions between them, which induced the bencu to dismiss the case. ALLEGED FALSE PRETENCES -Walter Cadogan, a nian' and Charles Perry were charged with obtaining a hand truck from Alfred Moxey Blake, a builder, of Newport-wad, by means of false pretences in August last. Cadogan teems to have borrowed or hired the truck, but did not return it. The truck was afterwards sold to a farmer at St. Menons by both prisoners for 15s. He gave the money to Caaogan, and received from J im a receipt, The farmer afterwards sold the truck to Cornelius -■gan, a porter, of 55, GreatFrederick- street, and Morgan afterwards sold it to John j^vans, a town porter, of 149, Cairns-street. When apprehended Cadogan said lie had the D U° n ,'s own name. Perry said nothing. •r TVHS dls°harged, and Cadogan was sent to n day* with hard labour; as the prosecutor did not wish to press the charge in character06 °f the Prisousr's previous good
I PEMBROKESHIRE ASSIZES. th? stuth' wte1' w-lgfhC' Ttbe judgff0; Haverford.v. Jt Asslze?> amv^d at .•cpiredbvih t? --Londay evening, ana iv^i ("ih'J. T. Hi«i iie" Sheriff for Pembrokesnire t'ouit was c.n'pr a-d the usual retinue. The morning Ti 'e4 Ior business at 10.30 on Tueodav r°uuelled:-c04°!'0»'!»; i*&> *«• «• koch (foreman), J5 1 fmbroke-Messrs N. A Aiipn H P IV I-Ackland, Obas. Hugh I'h-Mpv "Ripk a Barclay, Henry Richard J V!wmTrd Harrow, Baron de Rut- zen iidward Lavv j Le.vi.s, J F. Jones Lloyd w « m A /Si-0-: bPe;u' Morgan, T. Llew- ellyn jjl. L'Florence), George Leader w.en Liea a ^nt-Coh.n61 Johu Gwen c. G. Phupp Bateman Prust, W. H. Richards, J o in v en blokes. Town and county o: Haverioruwcsu Thomas John White (fore- man), George o. J. Dawkins, P. P. Ellis, \V. I arrow, Robert Greeaisbj w. Gr, tilths (High- street), James Gnraths (Bridge-street), James Harries, V. i^e i-van jameS) yf john> Jonea (Bridge-stree ), ames flees, A. Stanuard, and Edward Thomas (Bridge-End House). U) THE GRAND JURY. In ehargWg me COumy grand jury, his Lord- snip said tn dir contained only three cases wnich was in eir very creditable to any couuty, and he *yas, lat even that was not unusual for Pembrokeshire. The cases were of a light charactei. Was a charge of bigamy against William wau was chai.g(^ ^ith mar- rying a se?(. m 1882, his first wife, whom he married ill^ 1852, being yet alive. Another case Perjury brought by a, soldier name" u Anthony Tiioinajs. „ T^NBY POSTMAN. stealing I* letter-camer, pleaded guilty10 T>n t-" ieiter, the property of her xvlajesty 3 tlSter-General, containing two P°SUV,,PIV ^IALUO 10S 6D AND Is 6a raspeca y- i-ir A. Lewis, who ap- Pe3.re^loarlpd o-niif ^r'souel', eaid that Jenkins had pW, » y on his advice, but he wished to lay 1 V court a few circumstances in mitigati PUilishrnent. The prisoner had borne a i ^acter during the ten years he had neen the Tenby Post-office. He was the s i I port of his widowed mother, and was abont oemg married at tbe time he com- mitted tJ, which seemed to be the re- ruit of a i temptation. Bad companions, and •. pro.ba nk nad had a great deal to do with the un ppy position in which the prisoner was placed. udge, addressing the prisoner, said that a Was agreed to some years ago, by which n° han five years' penal servitude was the p^i a of such offences as he was charged witn. ic was a fortunate thing that such oifences w very rare, and considering the number of rs, entrusted to her Majesty's nial ,le post-ofiice employees were au exceptionally honest body of men. He would not re-, a the prisoner as a post-oiiice official, but simp y as a servant, who had com- mitted a breach ot trust; but he could not pass a lighter sentence tnan six months' hard labour. "NO BILL. The grand jury IJrèlV out the bill against Wm. Richards for bigamy. ALLEGED PERJURY By A TEN BY TRADESMAN. Anthony Tholuals u young man, described as a confectioner, of Tenby, was indicted for wil- fully cominitt1.11# corrupj. perjury in his evidence against v,„asr»ey, who was charged before the lenoy ruagistrates on the 30th ii of September ivitll stealing money at the Victoria Working Men s Club, Tenby. Messrs; A. Thumas and «aurin prosecuted, and Mr 5 Bewen Rowlands, Q.C., defended.-Mr Abell Thomas ^(V ™J^u'-ed was employed at the, Victoria Cluh, Ienby, whic;1( it wouid appear' from the deposition. was nothing but a drink- ing shop,' star °1- the purpose of evading the^ silo excise duties ana tne hours of closing.—The pro-; secutor, examined by ]\jr Thomas, stated that on/ the 29th September he> wit'h three com-' rades, visited tne Victoria Club, and after play- ing bagatelle tney sat on a bench ontside the counter. Proprietor of the club, James- Tilley, who had been playing with them, left thaj room for a moment or two, and on his return) charged witness, with having gone behind the bar) and taken a pue of silver. He had not gone', behind the bar nor had be touched the-! silver. -NVitness was arrested near the club and next day was sentenced to months' for th« alleged theft. Anthony rhomas, before the magistrates, said,'he saw him (prosecutor) take the money.—Crossed- examined by Mr Rowlands, prosecutor saidi he did not call his mates before the magistratea^-be- cause they were not on pags » .and would have been court-marshalled for being? out without leave, ,'ytnass had had drink Ttbat night he was not drunk, but was tipsy. He* had 15s lOd m his pocket when searched at the police- station. and m that raoney there were five .'t\vo- shilling pieces. He was charged with stealing; six two-shilling In consequence of hi&< con- viction he luict ueen degraded from a corporal to a private, and mulcted in a penny per day} good conduct money. Corroborative evidence? ■was given. For the defence there were ^called Mrs Tilley and 'Joseph Tilley.. The witness idorgan was re-called by., the judge, and asked what he meant by swearii^^that day as to what took place at the club at 11..30 on the night of the 2th September, when, according to the paper signed in his own handwriting he left at 11 o'clock.—Horgan: I was madeiclrunk to sign that paper, my lord.—The jury^tfter a brief consultation, found the accused notviguilty, and Thomas was discharged. f
? il THE EASTERN QUESTION.—How to decmtfSub- lime Porte.
TO-DAY'S SPORTING. Postponement of Wye Steeple- chases. WYE (KENT), Wednesday.—The frost that set in with such severity last evening continued during the night, and a lot more snow fell early this morning. There was no alternative but to postpone the meeting until Friday. The Selling Hurdle Plate, not having filled, will be re-opened, tcMose on Thursday evening at six o'clock. The conditions of the race will remain the same as previously advertised.
j SPORTING ITEMS. Fred Archer, with his companion, Captain Bowling, was at Houston, Texas, on Dee. 27th. Those who invested JS10 on each of George Barrett's mounts in 1884 won altogether C566 19s lOd. Ben More has gone on the right way of late, and his temper has been improved very con- siderably. Entraineur, who came in first for the Grand Prix de Monaco, at Nice, on Monday, was objected to on the ground of the jockey, Pettitt, having weighed with his whip. Rosalba fell when running in the Prix du Conseil General, at Nice, on Monday. The race as.won by Gros-Ginliaume. It is reported that the Marquis of Londonderry, and probably the Marquis of Cholmondeley, will soon form large racing studs. The Australian papers are pretty well unani- mous in condemning the actiou of the Australian iileven in not playing against Shaw's Team. Mr W. Smith's nomination for the Waterloo Cup having been returned to the Committee, is now held by Mr A. J. S. Dixon. It is said that some time in the summer St. Honorat wa.s tried with Lovely, and, though out; of condition, he beat hsr at even weights. But St. Honorat is now done for as a racer, and he is I not likely to be seen on a course. Epsom is by far the richest of all the racing corporations, and yec all that they add to the City and Suburban is £ 200, whilst to the Derby and Oaks they do not contribute one fttrthing. Mr Hammond f/ill adopt the same policy with his horses that last year proved so .successful— viz., rnn them when they are well, and whatever other owners may do with regard to the remodelled Queen's Plates, both Florence and St. Gatien will be found running tor them. Florence may do battle in the north and St. Gatien in the south, but on that point nothing has vet been decided. u White and Goldsays in the Glasgow Herald: Hammond teiis me that he has fully Gatien shall take part in the new .500 Queen s Plate at gNevvmarket, and if St. we^' as there is every reason to hope he will be, we may take it that the Duke of Portland will not shun the com oat. If they meet, and both are well, the race will exceed in interest any- thing of modern times." At present there is some talk of Boulevard as being a rod in pickle for the Handicaps, and the doings in connection with Chislehurst and Man- chester in November were of such a character as I to suggest that he will be heard of to advantage this spring. This disappointing horse is very likelytowin a most important race. At New- market the general fancy is Archiduc, the belief being that he was run off his legs last autumn, and that he will be all the better for the winter's rest. The frost lasted long enough to prevent many I owners from trying those of their two-year-olds which they were desirous of testing with a view to entering them in the races closing on the 6th of January. In this respect racing lessees were fortunate, and many owners have nominated two- year-olds which, if they could only have tried them, they would never have thought of doing. Melton has not gone at all well in the Derby betting of late, and this is probably due to the fear that the stable may find a better candidate in the very racing-like brother to Althotas, which is the oniy animal Lord Ilchester has been training. The two horses are not likely to be tried together. The results of the racing season of 1884 in the Austro-Huugariau Empire show that the total amount won by four hundred horses, inclusive of second and third money, was £ 42,314, and this includes not only flat racing, but races of every description. According to the Berlin correspondent of the Sportsman, Berlin and Paris now eat between thorn some twenty thousand tons of horse and donkey iWh every year. I do not," he says, begrudge them an ounce of it. The worst of it is you are never certain of what you are eating in a foreign restaurant nowadays. Not a few of the steaks I have eaten in Berlin I am morally con- vinced never formed part ot an ox, and I shall certainly avoid veal' cutlets the next visit I pay- to Paris." The following items are gathered from the IVorld:-Good sport has been enjoyed this season with the Hon. Henry Petre's staghounds. On Tuesday a large field had a run of nearly fiftv miles.—The E ail of Caithness is expected to sail for the Mediterranean in his steam yacht Fran- cesca very shortly.—The Empress of Austria has chartered the steam yacht Santa Cecilia of Lord Alfred Paget the yacht is to be got ready for sea by the end of February next.—I hear that Lord Clanniorris, who is staying at Bangor Castle has had an attack of typhoid fever, though now, I believe, convalescent. His lordship's hunters were sent up for sale at Sewell's, in Dublin, last week in consequence of his illness.— The Prince of Wa'es may possibly be a guest at Hardwick for a couple of days before the end of the month. A Royal visit to the Hall has been in contemplation for some time past, and it was nearly settled during Lord Hartington'srecent stay at Sandringham.—There has been a lot of shoot- ing at Sandringham, some 6,000 head falling to the guns.—The announcement made last year that the .metropolis was to have another cricket ground I was no myth, for the laying of the turf on the grou'ad of the Chiswick Lawn-tennis and Cricket Company is already completed. The area for play will be 7 acres. There is a rumour that the 2 Middlesex County Cricket Club will eventually make it its headquarters, whilst the Middlesex County Lacrosse Club is already taking steps in that direction. The new club already numbers 300 members, and applications are still coming in. John Bright was sold at Albert-gate on Monday to Mr Pulteney for 210 guineas. Don't make any mistake, this refers to the racehorse. The states- man has not been sold yet, and is not likely to be. The other day. near Neuss, a boar that had been wounded escaped from the huntsmen in puifeuit of it into a railway yard, where it attacked a labourer, and inflicted such terrible wounds on him with its formidable tusks that an hour or two ^afterwards the man was a corpse.
I TO-DAY'S MARKETS. KUGAK. GLASGOW, Wednesday. Large business done at 3d advance. The official report is as follows :—Demand improved, and good business done at prices showing 3d at 6d advance since Saturday. PROVISIONS. LONDON, '%Ve clj'e s day. -B tittor- Dull market for most qualities of foreign, and juices generally weaker. Friesland, quoted at 110s to I'lls Kiel anil Danish, 108s to 140s Normandy, 112- to 140s; Jersey, 90s to 106s IrLh and American ah >>i: nominal. Bacon • market steady, except for lartie fat meat, which is, plentiful and cheaper to buy. Ha¡; very quiet. Lard, t little doing. Cheese—American quoted at 445 to 66s. I,
TO-DAY'S SHIPPING. Lloyds' Casualty Telegrams. 0- The Norwegian barque Orion, with wood, is ashore at Calais and will be a total loss. Crew saved. The steamer Berlin, which arrived at Leith from Hull on Tuesday, encountered a heavy gale on the voyp^e and several casks of oil in ber hold were smashed' About 200 packages of brown pasteboard and severa bales of hemp were spoiled by the oil. The Bntish brig Louisa Price, from Baranquilla for Boston, has been totally wrecked at Siavanilla Bar. Crew saved. The London and North Western Railway Company's steamers Eleanor and Stanley collided at 3 sun. on Wednesday near Holyhead. The Eleanor was consider- ably damaged. Both vessels have arrived at Holyhead.
EXPLOSION AT A GASWORKS. Shortly after 11 o'clock on Tuesday forenoon an explosion of gas occurred atCleckheatonGasworks, which are owned by the local board. A leakage of gas is supposed to have occurred in a, piece of machinery called a compensator in theiengine- house, and just after a workman had left the apartment the explosion happened, blowing the roof, windows, and doors to pieces, and hurling the debris all over the premises. No personal injury was sustained, although 5everahrkmen had narrow escapes.
Mr B. C. Morgan, a student of this callep, and formerly a pupil at the Aberystwith Grammar School, was elected last .Saturday to tbe Saitior Mathematical Scholarship at Emm^puel College, Cambridge, The scholarship is of the value of LtO per annum.
I THE COMIC PAPERS. d- FROM FUN. NOT TO BE "SAT Uro-N.The "Seats Bill. Very SHOCKIIG.The earthquakes in Spain. THICK OR THIN.-Sinall Boy: I wants a nice haddick, please.—Fishmonger Do you want a finnon ?"-Bmall Boy: No, I don't; I wants a fick 'un. ASS-TONISHING.—Sunday School Teacher: Now, the Book says here, He felt abased." Tell me, now, Norah Donovan, what is it to feel abased ?— Norah: A baste? Shure it's to be a cravture-a donkey, mum. A TEMPTING OFFER.—Shoeblack (to Elderly Inebriate) Shine yer boots, sir ? Put yer foot up 'ere, sir I'll polish yer boots as bright as lookin' glasses, so as you'll be able to see 'ow ter fix yer face proper afore g'oin"home to wisit the missus. I [From MOONSHINE.] "Called Back. -The Channel Fleet. DISAPPOINTMENT —jcene London Bridge Station. Train jmt Jeaving.-Old Lady (with multitude of parcels, &c., to porter, who has assisted her): Are vou quite sure you've put them all in ?-Porter: Yes, ma'am. You've left nothing beiiind-(as train moves off)-not even a twopence, It iiJ distressing- èu note the disappointment of the Society journals at the fact that the betrothal of the Princess Beatrice wa" a, anged so quietly as to prsclude even r" hint 01 it beforehand in the sixpenny papers. It is impo ible, however, to suppose that the editors of these vaiuaole pro- ductions, mobbed as they are by dukes and earls, and consulted as to the number of buttons on every r,),) j royal boot in Europe, could have been purposely slighted. Obviously the marriage of a Princess of England was not considered of sufficient iinnor- tance that is the only explanation. THE AT HOME" "MANIA. A FACT (ALMOST). -,Ili- Bopps (in vegetables). Vould yer like to take ori yer shawl, marm, and vaik hinsids—Mrs Bopps is at to-night?
1 NEWPORT TOWN COUNCIL. The Redistribution Scheme An Inspectorto hold a Local Enquiry. The monthly meeting of the members of this corporation was held at the Temporary Town-hall [ on Tuesday, the Mayor (Go). Lyne) presiding, There were also prese at—Aldermen Llewellyn, Wyndham Jones, H. J. Davis Messrs T. Jones, FaiVkner, J. Moses, J. R. Jacob, H. J. Parnall, Sanders, Blake. M. Mordev, Griffiths, O. Guss. The watch committee reported having r-ceived a deputation of tradesmen as t:> the obstructions caused by placing goods out dde shop windows, and that the chairman (Mr J. Moses) informed the deputation that there was no intention on the part of the committee to unduly harass any person carrying on business, but at the same time the bye-laws of the borough must be carried out, aud the committee could not do more than instruct the head constable to act with discretion in the matter.—The Mayor complained that ariicles were so exposed as to be all inducement to persons to steal, and said that the bye-laws were detective, because tiiey did not touch the rnatti.i. The streets had been widened at considerable cost, and yet the pave- ment was obstructed. — Mr Moraey and Mr Griffiths also spoke on the matter, aud Mr Sanders said the first thing which ouchttu be done was to get proper bye-laws. With defective bye- laws, the result of magisterial proceedings had iiot proved creditable to the town.—The report was adopted, the council sanctioning payment of LI-12 17s 5d, costs of the appeal decided against the borough magistrates re the Flag and Castie beerhouc8. The Public Works Committee recommended the adoption of Anna-street and Upper Ahnà- street, hitherto of the large category of private streets, and the recommendation brought up Mr Mordey, who complained thai the tiro streets were not aud nover had been in proper repair. It appeared tha' had giveaway in some dc-gre?- tt views of the. frontagers on I the subject of u tizing of these streets, and now had to accep- cne defective repairs they then consented to.—The Mayor thought the contract which had been entered into with the frontagers should be adhere: a id this met with general concurrence.—R;'<;oni" nidations were made as to paving a portion. c '"w Dock-street, to use Pad- stow stone for m?taiiingthe road, raid us to private improvements in York-place, Wind-or-tei ;-ace, and Rodney-road—which elicited from the Mayor the remark that with the new year the corporation were mending their ways very rapidly. Plans of eight houses and villas in different parts of the town were the latest contribution to the rapid growth of the borough.—The question of raising the road leading from Bridge-street to Devon- piace was dicCJissed, and ultimately the question of how it should be completed was left to tiie com- mittee, whose report was adopted. The tinanca committee recomc. ended that the sanction of the Local Government Board be obtained to the borrowing of £ 5J,000. repayable ;n 50 years, for the nu*'chase and extension of the general provision liiarKet. ;)1.r oacoo pointed out that it was desirable to obtain the sanction of the board beiore any contracts wereiente c'd into, as on OlE or two occa- sions the corporation had been reminded of not having, in the opinion of the Lucal Government Board, acted quite regularly in ihe matter of such loans. The town clerk was instructed to borrow £ 5,GOO from the Clergy Mutual Assurance So- ciety, to cover the remaining cost of thenew town- iiall; and a cheque was recommended for £750 in favounof.Mr Linton, the contractor to the new town-hall. The other business was to receive a report from the deputation appointed at the last meeting to represent the corporation at the Boundary Com- missioner's enquiry. The Mayor reported upon the reception the commissioner gave to the deputation, and mentioned that it was a gre:1t source of dissa- pOllltmentthat the commissioner could afford no redress. In mentioning that the corporation would liaive to seek it elsewhere, he did not desire to act offensively, and his remark was not put in the way of a threat. It did appear strant,-e in a measure dealing with the redistribution of seats that the Corporation of Newport, representing a population or 4-6,000 inhabitants, something like one-fourth of the entire county, should not be allowed a shadow of representation (Hear, hear.) No disrespect was intended to the old town of Monmouth. It had its day, and now a larger place had usurped the position it formerly held, and therefore for the common weal, and in the interests of the majority, it was thought Newport should be mane the chief town, and that the mayor should be th, returning officer. (Hear, hear.)—The Town- clerk stated that in reply to a letter to the Boundary Commissioners, setting forth the claims of Newport, and asking: for the extension of the parliamentary boundary to the municipal limits, a change of name from the Monmouth District Borough to the Newport District I Borough, and that the Mayor of Newport should be made returning officer instead of the Mayor of Monuicuth, an answer, da.ted the 10th inst., had been forwarded, promising that as soon as a cenv unissioner could be spared from present duties, "n enquiry should be held as to the proposed extension of the Parliamentary borough, but that the other matters were outside the scope of the com- I missiori-,rs' instructions. The utmost that they could do would be to embody the suggestions in their report to be presented to Parlianf.t.-I-,lr J. R. Jacob, in proposing that a memorial em- bodying the views of the Town Council upon the I subject of Parliamentary representation De pre- 'sented to Sir Charles Dilke, president of the Local Government Board, an also to Sir John Lambert, chairman of the Boundary Commis- sioners, said he though the deputation-were amply justified in going to Monmouth, sines one of its results had been to get an enquiry promised them. He believed the case of Newport would be found to be so strong and incontrovert- ible upon that enquiry being made, that although the town would not perhaps gat all it was entitled to, it would secure something important. The principle of the Redistribution Bnl appeared to be that towns of 50,000 inhabitants should be given a member. Swansea, with 100,030. had secured two members Cardiff, with a population under 100,000, only had one and when the new county divisions of Monmouthshire came to return members, there would be one each for Tredegar, Abergavenny, and Chepstow, whilst Newpoit, with 46,000 people, and mon rapidly increasing than any other port on the Bristol Channel, would be left out in the cold entirely. The speaker quoted statistics to indicate that the export of coal, foreign and coast- wise, from Cardiff last year showed an increase of 147,394 tons, or 1*89 per cent. Swansea, for the same period had decreased by 8.55 per cent., or 140,617; Newcastle, the greatest port of coal export, had increased nearly one per cent., or 72,674 tons, whilst Newport, showed the greatest increase, of 194.,107 tons, or 7'53 per cent. (Hear, hear.) That fact, end also the un- doubted richness of the Monmouthshire coalfield, pointed to a brilliant future for Newport.—Mr Sanders seconded the motion, and it was carried.
The secretary of the Shropshire Yeomanry Carbine Association having written to Lord Hartington inquiring whether the Government intended to supply the yeomanry with Martini- Henri carbines i» exchange tor Sniders, the Survtyor-Geqeral of OrdLi4nee has replisd that at present orders cannot be given to that effect.
FACTS AND FANCIES. Why cannot a pantomimist tickle uine auditors at ones —Because he must gesticulate (just tickle eight. An indignant orator at a recent political meet- inS,.in refuting an opponent, thundered, "Mr Chairman, I scorn the allegation, ar. I defy the alligator A Bobioa paper somewuafc sarcastically re- marks—The police of New York are being vaccinated. But what's the use of it. They llCI'er catch anything." -——- A great gourmet lately engaged a new cook, and, on being asked whether she. was a good one, he it replied with emphasis, Good—good ? Why, if she had to prepare nails for an ostrich, she would boil them hard 1" They were cn their wedding tour, and she said, she had to prepare nails for an ostrich, she would boil them hard 1" They were en their wedding tour, and she said, Darling, why did y a choose me?" "I saw you sweeping the library once." Then you chose me because I did not disdain the broom?" "No, but because you could not handle it well." As a well-known professor was one day walk- ing near Aberdeen, he met an individual of weak intellect. Pray, said the professor. how long can a person live without brains?" "I dinna ken," replied Jemmy, scratching his head, How old are ye yourself ? The other morning an Irishman was heard ob- jurgating as follows within his dilapidated shantv —" Where is my white-handled knife, ye j'oung spalpeen?" "I don't know lather. Bad luck to ye The next tim3 ye lose it, so as I can't find it at all, I'll cut off your head wid it! It is of r ) use trying -o explain to children that there is a difference between canary-birds and women. A lady who was visiting at a neighbour's was asked to sing, and said that she really could not do so in any circumstances, when a little girl went up to her and said, "Please, is you a-moult- ig?;: I A vicar who was about to use the term osten- tatious man in his sermon, fearing :2"t aj his congregation might not understand its n eaiorg. called in his footman and aske I what he stood by it. "A perfect gentleman," said Thomas. 1. His coachtnan, on being asked, replied, A jolly good fellow, sir." The vicar suostituted a lest c-steutatious word. On being requested to stand as god-motner to twin children of a friend, a lady who was au I enthusiastic c jllector of old ch.na consenteu c:* condition that she was allowed to name tht-n. Her request being granted, she called one Bri and the other Brae, saviL:* that whenever 6J0 thought of Brie et Brae "it would remind her ot the happiest days of her life—i.e., those employed in making her wonderful collection. A two-foot rule was given to a labourer in a ship-yard to measure an iron plate. The laboarer, not being well up in the use of tne rule, afte. spending a considerable time over ots task, returned. "Now," asked the plater. Ü.ae is the plilte?" "Well," replied the man, v. ith a grin of Satisfaction, it's the size of you: rule, and two thumbs over, with this piece oi Drick, and this trifle of pantile, the breadth of my hand, aL my arm from here to there, bar a finger." A quiet man was travelling a short time ago I by rail, and was annoyed by the no se which two or three men in the same carriage were making. One of them had been telling tremendous stories about himself in a loud voice, and had tried once or twice to draw out de ouiet man, but in vain. At last he turned "J him and said offensively, I fear, sir, that cur ncise has rather incon- venienced you?" Not in the least," he replied. I thought," remarked the noisy man, that you did not seem interested by my stories." "Quite did not seem interested by my stories." "Quite I the reverse, my dear sir," said the quiet one I I am very nvacu so—in fact, I am a bit of a liar, myself." "lama peaceable man," said the intruder grasping his club with both hands, but, if yor, don't come down with seventeen dollars fifty cents damages for iay lacerated feelings, the bom- bardment will begin at once." The owner of the dog paid the money, as he was afraid the other fellow might exasperate him, it hit him with a club of that siz. The owner of the dog also said I he was sorry that the dog hsui bitten the ;)1- truder's son. "\V,y, Le aiu't y son f said fcii*. intruder. "Whose sun is he tilen aslei ttia astonished owner of the dog. He's the s v of a friend mine who owed me seventeen dollars fifty c-tnts but he is poor, ,mu the only available assets ne had wera these dog-bites od his body, which he turned over to me for collection." "Well, I'll be shot." "Oh, you needn't com- r.luin you are setting oft doe'-chean T ougnt to make you pay iu ;av<ijet tae next time that boy is going to be bit."—Gaiceston Paper. The following story is told of a counsel,who wail taken down very neatly by a witness who vvas a browbeating. It was necessary to the counsel's cause to make the witness iu question, who was ¡' an acred man, break down. The following dia- logue ensued. Counsel: "How old are you?" Witness: "Seventy-twoyears." Counsel "Your I memory of course is not so vivid as it was twenty years ago?" Witness I think it is.'5 Counsel: State some circumstance which occurred, say, twelve years ago, and we shall be able to judge whether your memory is unimpaired." Witness I appeal to the court; I refuse to be interro- gated in this manner." The judge: "You had better answer the question." Witness: "Weil, sir, if you compel me to do it, I wili. About twelve years ago you "-addr8;nh the caunse;- "studied in Mr B.'s office." Ccunsel: "Yes." Witness At that time your fattier came iifto s o n my ottice and said to me, ':¡, J., my son is to be v examined to-morrow, and I w isii you to lend me five pounds to buy him a suit of clothes.' 1 advanced tiie money, and from that day to this it has never been repaid. I remember it as though it were yesterday." Counsel, considerably abashed That will do, sir; you may go down." A number of candidates for schoolmasters' cer- o tJicates were recently examined in Germany. One was shown a stuffed squirrel, and asked, Where is this species of squirrel to be fuunà In the dealer's window," was the reply. "What is this ?" asked the professor, showing another can- didate a butternv. "That's a butterfly, sir." No doubt, but what kind of butterfly:" "Ac7:. was the answer, we have so many or them in our parts that we never pay any atten- tion to them!" "It is now four o'clock here," remarked the examiner to a candidate for honours tion to them 1 t is now four o'clock here," remarked the examiner to a candidate for honours in geography what time is it in London?' Well, it must be quite as late there," was the re- pjv. "How many square miles doesthelNorth Poie cover?" was another question, to which came the answer, "No one knows. A great many people have tried to go there, but not one has succeeded in the attempt." How do you teach cbiJdren the difference beween the right and left bank d a river ? "I don't teach them that, because there is no river in our parts." Another candi- date was shown a sKeieton map, and asked to name a particular mountain but he observed that the map was a bad one, as the names wera not marked on it as in the one at home, which was far superior. Why did the companions or Columbus refuse to go faroher?" was another question. "'Because, replied the candidate, they had come to the spot where the ship would have tipped over for you know, sir, the earth is round!" IN LIQUOTT."—In a certain teetotal village,not far from Xewry, a disciple of the teetotal school was holding forth the other evening, reports the f r Shaughraun, and, as u-mai, was devoting a good deal of tbe time at his disposal to the all-round abuse of moderate drinking, when iili individual at the back of the crowd, who had nad a glass or two of something stronger than Belfast ginger ale, interrupted the speaker, apd became some- what troublesome to mm. The friends of the apostle of cold water were disposed to treat the man severely but the orator said, Leave him alone I've a story specially adapted to his case, and will relate itleave him alone." Then said the orator-" A mou-,e had tne mifcfortune to is d into a brewer's vat when it was full of beer. It swam into the middle, and cried out, 'Pus, puss, come and save me Puss at once sprang on to the side of the vat, and, looking at the mouse, said, "ViJat v.-iii you give me if I save you, mousie ?' Anything—myself—only saveu.e from a drunkard's grave, and you may eat me up. Oh, save me from a drunkard's grave So puss jumped into the vat, seized the mouse, sprang out with it. and laid it on the ground while it.shook itself dry. But when it turned round the mouse had disappeared. W here are you, mousie?' cried the cat. 'I'm under the vat, replied the rnome.. But you promised that I I might eat you if I saved you from a drunkard .•< grave,' pleaded puss. So I did,' said the mou>e, but I was in liquor at tbe time, and you ought to know better than to notice what people, say when they are in liquor.' And so, my friends, 1 take 11" notice of yonder poor leilow, for he's m liquor,' concluded the temperance man, amidst loud laughter,