BEVIEW OF THE CORN TRADE. I The temperature of the past week has been that of real I wmter, with slight fall of snow; but the abatement in the rainfall has given some opportunity for the resumption of field labour on the well-situated light soils, though still a wide average will remain unsown, and leave us to to the chances of spring culture. In France, too, they have had some dry days, of which advantage has been daily taken; but some of their provincial markets have advanced Is., from the untoward aspect of things and the small supplies. Here we have had a dragging trade, with an occasional decline, more from the want of condition in samples than anything else, and unless the atmosphere get drier, with a steady frost, there is little chance of improvement. The heavy falling-off, however, in our weekly sales-to the extent of 18,372 qrs. wheat—shows the shortness of home supplies, and the dissatisfaction of growers with present rates; if this at present goes for nothing, with our con. tinued foreign imports and full granaries. Still, it is calculated that our foreign wants will be 12.200,000 qrs., and if these figures be correct, as we think they may be, we shall certainly see a change as time moves on; while should any disastrous occur in spring, there may then be a start which would completely change the face of things. The Continental markets have remained in a state of quietude; France, Belgium, and Holland have kept to former rates; in Germany there have been very slight fluctuations; for no country yet has felt any heavy draught upon its new stores, though all seem looking to Great Britian for cash if they can but bit the right time. The late imports, however, from Danzic not answering expectations, exporters thence have discouraged the pre- tensions of holders, though supplies have been moderate, and rates for the best samples rather lower. New York has been of another mind, in spite of our dull advices and the advent of winter; and while we have had a deluge of rain, Algeria has been and still is suffering from severe drought.
MARK LANE MARKET, MONDAY. There were heavy arrivals of foreign wheat and oats last week, but not much of other grain. English wheat, 4,828 qrs; foreign, 67,534 qrs. Exports, 626 qrs. The show of fresh samples from the near counties this morning was short; condition improved. The best dry lots went off steadily, at fully former rates. The foreign trade was firmer, and some descriptions obtained rather more money. Country flour, 22,094 sacks foreign, 2,504 sacks 5,680 brls. The business in country sorts was limited, at scarcely former values. Foreign, both in sacks and barrels, found a quiet trade, at previous prices. English barley, 2,348, qrs; Scotch, 2,006 qrs; Irish, 120 qrs; foreign, 11,567 qrs The malting trade was still heavy, prices being lower. Distilling and grinding sorts were in quiet demand, at former prices. The malt trade was very slow, with prices rather lower. Maize, 7,901 qrs. This grain sold better than of late, at 6d advance. English oats, 356 qrs Scotch, 44 qrs Irish, 25 qrs foreign, 66,548 qrs. Not- withstanding the heavy foreign supply, a fair business was done, prices being fully as dear. English beans, 1,010 qrs foreign, 4,951 qrs. The trade was steady and unchanged as to values. English peas, 943 qrs; foreign, 6,359 qrs. With a limited demand, prices were unaltered. Linseed, 10,249 qrs exports, 435 qrs. Business was slow but prices firm. In cloverseed some business has passed in French red, at improved rates. Spring tares were firm. CURRENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAIN AND FLOUR IN MARK-LANE. Shillings per Qi Wheat-Essex and Kent, White old 49 to 55 Ditto, new 48-52 Ditto, red 47 — 50 Ditto, new 42-47 Norfolk, Lincoln- shire, and York- shire, red 50 — 00 Ditto, new 41-47 Barley 38-42 Chevalier 40-45 Grinding 00-00 Distilling 00 — 00 Malt (pale) Es- sex, Norfolk, and Suffolk, 69 71 Kingston, Ware, and town-made .00 00 Brown. 54 — 58 Eye 42 — 44 r. Shillings per Qr Oats—English feed 25 to 26 Oats-Potato 00-00 Scotch feed 00-00 Irish feed, white 22 — 00 Ditto, fine 00-00 Ditto, black 21-00 Potato 00-00 Beans-Mazagan 46-47 Ticks. 45 46 Harrow 48-54 Pigeon 55-60 Peas—White boilers 12-43 Maple. 45 46 Gray,new 40-42 Flour, per sack of 280 lbs., Town households 43 47 Country, 37 40 Norfolk and Suf- folk 30-34 THE COUNTRY MARKETS. BERWICK, 27th.—Wheat was a dull trade, at late rates. Barley was in good supply, and about 6d per qr lower; fine lots were in good demand secondary sorts were a very low sale. Oats were unchanged in value. Manufactured grain was rather in favour of buyers. Red wheat sold from 48s to 52s; white wheat, 50s to 57s grinding barley, 33s to 36s malting barley, 37s to 43s 6d; and oats, 28s to 35s per qr. CARLISLE, 27th.—Average supply of all kinds of grain. Wheat and oats a slow sale at barely last week's prices, which were readily made for barley. Prices.—Wheat, white, new, 19s to 21s 6d; old, 21s to 21s 6d; red, new, 18s to 20s old, 19s to 20s barley, old, 12s 6d to 13s oats, new, 8s 6d to 10s 6d old, Us 6d to 13s per Carlisle bushel of three Imperials. DORCHESTER, 27th.—Moderate supply of wheat, which was in improved condition, samples of the best quality being Is per Imperial qr higher than last week, when 335 qrs yielded £ 77 L 10s, or an average of 46s Otd. To-day's quotations may be set down at from 42s to 53s. Large supply of barley, at fully late rates, feeding sorts being from 27s to 28s, and malting, 36s to 44s. Last week 285 qrs yielded < £ 571 7s 6d, or an average of 40s per I Tpen. aI qr. Inferior samples of barley were to-day unsaleable. DVNDEE, 26th.-The market was quieter to-day, and as grain was offering freely, prices were generally in favour of buyers. Good samples of wheat in fair demand at about last week's prices. Barley and oats only saleable at from 6d to Is per qr lower. To-day's quotations were, wheat (per qr of 621b per bushel), 40s to 45s; barley (per qr of 541b per bushel), 29s 6d, to 31s 6d; oats (per qr of 401b per bushel), 25s to 27s. ESSEX, 27th.-The Essex markets have been rather dull during the week. Yesterday at Chelmsford the market was dull in the extreme. Wheat was Is per pr aheaper and barley about 2s per qr lower and difficult to sell. White wheat, 48s to 50s red ditto, 46s to 48s grinding barley, -b? ._t 4L malting ditto, 34s to 40s; oats 26s to 30s. At Braintree the weather was damp, and wheat, being in a bad order, sold but slowly. GLOCESTER, 27th.-A small supply of English wheat, and the best samples were Is dearer. Foreign in more general demand, and the same advance was obtained for :fine old American. At neighbouring markets during the week English and foreign wheats were slightly higher. Quotations :-English white wheat, 47s to 56s: red, 45s to 52s California, 56s to 58s; American red, 49s to 54s 6d Ghirkas, 47s to 50s. Barley, 35s to 40s oats, 24s to 28s. General weekly average-wheat, 47s; barley, 38s 3d; oats, 25s Sd. KENT, 27th.-The continued unfavourable weather has had a most depressing effect on the corn trade this week, the markets being thinly supplied, with few sales and generally reduced rates. At Maidstone on Thursday the dullness of the previous week again manifested itself, and to press sales a reduction of Is per qr bad to be submitted to. There was a limited supply of samples on offer at Can- terbury on Saturday, mostly in inferior condition. Buyers were few, and the little business transacted was at rates lower than those this day week. Quotations :-New white wheat, 50s to 54s; new red ditto, 46s to 50s; barley, 36s to 44s oats (white), 28s to 34s ditto (black), 22s to 25s. LIVERPOOL, 27th.—Wheat in moderate request at steady prices. Flour quiet, unchanged. Maize fairly busy, =t change in quotations. Beans and peas steady. Oats and barley dull. NEWCASTLE-ON-TYNE, 27th.-A scanty show of wheat from the growers, moderate from the coast, and below the average from abroad. Fresh thrashed samples sold quickly at extreme rates. Factors asked an advance of Is per qr upon foreign wheat, but where business was done there was an advance of 6d per qr upon first-class qualities. NORWICH, 27th.-The supply of wheat was only fair, and the trade remaining still in a dull state, prices may be quoted as last week. The supply of barley was large, but consisted chiefly of secondary quality. Useful malting samples were taken off at a reduction of Is per qr. White wheat, 48s to 52s red ditto, 44s to 48s; best malting barley (weighing 531b to 541b), 38s to 40s runs ditto (weighing 511b to 531b), 36s to 38s; distilling ditto (weigh- ing 501b to 511b), 30s to 32s per qr. Averages :—Wheat, 1,698 qrs., 46s 4d; barley, 9,799 qrs., 36s 4d. OXFORD, 27th.—Above an average attendance. A small quantity of wheat was on offer, but business ruled firm, at late quotations. New red, 42s to 46s old ditto, 46s to 52s white, 44s to 51s; old ditto, 50s to 56s. Barley was plenti- ful, but the greater portion in middling condition, and there was a drop of Is per quarter on every kind. Malting from 37s 42s; oats were lower; new 27s to 32s and good old, 40s. PETERBOROUGH, 27th.—Rather a small supply of wheat, trade for which was firm at the extreme rates of last week, and in some cases 6d to Is per quarter dearer. Barley dull, but not lower, as the farmers are using them rather than submit to a further decline. Oats fully as dear. Current prices of grain -Wheat, white, new, 46s to 52s old, 56s to 60s per qr of 5041b; red, new, 42s to 46s old, 48s to 52s per qr. of 5041b.; barley, 32s to 42s; old, nominal; oats, new, 24s to 28s old, 32s to 40s. SOUTHAMPTON, 26th.-Our market was fairly attended to-day, with a short supply of wheat, but a good stock of middling barley, which had a slow sale. Fine parcels were scarce, and sold at Is to 2s per qr reduction. Of oats the usual weekly supply and demand, at late rates. WORCESTER, 27th.-A good attendance. Although there was some disposition on the part of farmers to ask more money for wheat, prices were not sensibly altered. English red wheat fetched 17s 6d to 18s per bag of three bushels, and white realized from 18s even to .£1 per bag for superior quality. The value of malting barley ranges widely on account of the great variety in quality of samples prices, 35s to 45s per qr., but the general currency 42s to 45s. Last official averages at Worcester Wheat, £ 2 7s 5d and barley Xl 18s 2d per. At Kidderminster on Thursdry, trade was firm at last week's prices.
THE CATTLE TRADE. I LONDON, Nov 29th.-With the close of the Tonning season we may expect for our beast-market for a few weeks short supplies. Of British and foreign we received here last week 5,890 head, as against, in 1874, 5,950; in 1873, 5,400; in' 1872, 4,400. Although the weather has set in cold and winterly, the beef trade has by no means been brisk. As regards Scotch beef we have this week a rather larger supply (although moderate compared with past years), rates for this class rule high, buyers reporting much higher than we write. There is, however, always what may be termed a fancy" demand for this article. There has been on offer a fine run of shorthorns, which changed hands at satisfactory rates, all choice beef, and useful qualities also, stand firm at: late rates, with a decided tendency upward; inferior without change, but of tardy sale. A large quantity of foreign sheep again stop at Deptford. The English pens are fairly filled. No alteration in value is reported upon the izeneral run of our supply, but very choice Downs, if prime, and of neat I weights, like Scotch beef, command a fancy trade, and consequently a fancy price. On the foreign side things are very quiet; value as last noted. Some good Danish have changed hands, as top quoted; inferior breeds hang on hand. Good veal is very dear; choice qualities are quite up to top value, if not above. There is a scarcity of this class, and the uncertainty whether imports go to Deptford or come here makes the trade very unsatisfactory. Pork is in demand at more money. COMPARATIVE STATEMENT Of PRICES AND SUPPLY Of ] CATTLE AT MARKET ON MONDAY LAST. At per stone of 81b. sinking the offal. Beef 5s lOd to 6s 4d Mutton 6s 10d 79 4d Lamb Os Od Os Od Veal 6s 6d 6s lOd Pork 5a 8d 6a Od Total Supply. Beasts. 5170 Sheep and Lambs 12070 Calves. 210 Pigs 70 THE COUNTRY MARKETS. H- I DORCHESTER Nov. 27th.-At the fortnightly cattle market to-day there was a large supply of stock and a good attendance, sales being brisk. The best fat beef may still be quoted at 14s to 15s 6d per score. Barreners, J618 to £ 34 per pair; heifers and calves, X17 5s to .£24 each. Fat horn wethers sold at 59s to 63s 6d per head; fat horn ewes, at 45s to 50s short horn ewes and wethers, at 37s to 443. Sheep have latterly had a downward tendency, the best mutton being quoted at 9d to 10id per lb. I LIVERPOOL, 29th.-The supply of cattle was about the same as on last Monday; of sheep, larger. The demand very good for the best cattle and sheep at full prices, but lower for middling and inferior descriptions. The Christmas market will be held on the 13th of December. Beef, 6id to 8d; mutton, 7 £ d to 10ld. There were 3,402 cattle and 7,968 sheep at market. I MALTON, 27th.-The trade is very lifeless to-day, and the offer only comprises a few good milch cows and some inserior lean Irish stock, the latter being barely looked at. Good demand for dairy animals, but English selling up to £ 28 per head. Fat stock inquired after, and butchers' quotations are firm beef at 10s to lis per stone of 141b; mutton, lOd to lid per Ib veal, 9d to 9Jd. NORWICH, 27th.—Show of store cattle again pretty good, a complete clearance was not effected, but former rates were about maintained. Shorthorns were quoted at .£10 to .£25 per head, and Irish at X7 to .£23 10s per head. Fat beasts made 10s 6d to lis 6d and 12s per 141b. There were again very few sheep on offer, and there was consequently but little doing in this department; in the transactions effected but little change was noted in prices. Fat sheep made 10s 6d to 12s per 141b. The retail price of beef and mutton here is lid to 12d per lb. NOTTINGHAM, 27th.-The show of cattle here to-day was about an average, and except for superior in-calvers the demand was very flat. Prices were about the same as heretofore. Milch cows ranged from « £ 18 to £ 25, and stores from £ 10 to < £ 18 per head. Only a few calves were offered, and they did not sell freely, rates undergoing no material change-25s to 55s each. The supply of sheep was extremely small, and inquiries for them were on a limited scale. READING, 27th.—The show of animals in the pens was more numerous than of late. There was an active inquiry for the best milch cows, and they were soon sold at .£27 to < £ 30 per head, and others were disposed of at 422 to £ 25. The stock class was well represented, and the steers and heifers of two years old'made from X8 10s to X9 10s each. Good barreners, from .£10 to X12. For yearlings the demand was steady, at £ 4 10s to JE6 10s each. The trade was good for calves at 30s to 40s per head. SOUTHAMPTON, 26th.—An excellent show of stock to- day, especially pigs, and trade was brisk. There were on offer 652 sheep, 52 beasts, and 12 calves. Best wethers fetched from 7s to 7s 4d per stone, and beast s 15s to 16a per score.
I PROVISION MARKET. The arrivals last week from Ireland were 248 firkins butter, and 3,600 bales bacon; and from foreign ports 24,598 packages butter, and 2,179 bales bacon. The weather having changed to very cold, there was an improved demand for foreign butter, particulurly for the finest qualities. In Irish but little doing as present. The bacon market ruled firm during the week, and a good business transacted no change made in the charge for orders of Waterford. Hamburg meat in short supply. PRICES OF BUTTER, CHEESE, HAMS, &C. BUTTER, per cwt.: s. s. Dorset 160 to 164 Friesland 132-136 Jersey 102-124 Fresh, per doz. 17 19 BACON, per cwt.: Wilt., dried 70 72 Irish, f.o.b. 70 72 1 CHEESE, per cwt.: s. d Cheshire 64 to 84 Dbl. Glouc., new 64 76 Cheddar 78 84 American 50 60 I HAMS York, 112 120 Cumberland 112 120 Irish 104 112
I HOP MARKET. We can report no alteration in our market; prices con- tinue firm for all choice and coloury samples, which are extremly scarce. Medium and low descriptions may be quoted a shade easier. It is only occasionally that holders show any disposition to press sales. Yearlings remain the same. Continental markets are firm. x s. X s. X s. Mid and East Kent9. 4 0 5 12 7 10 Wealds 2 10 4 10 5 12 Sussex. 2 10 4 10 5 12 Farnbam and Country 4 10— 0 0— 6 6 Farnham 5 0 0 0 7 0
I SEED MARKET. Small samples of English cloverseed are shown, but held too high to bring forward buyers. The best samples of French are 2s per cwt dearer, with a steady sale. Trefoil was held higher, with a fair demand for fine qualities. English rapeseed was scarce, and brought high prices. Carrawayseeds were dull. and offering at lower terms. White mustardseed sold on small lots, at previous values but nothing passing in brown for want of quality. Eoreign tares, for spring sowing, sold generally more money, with a fair demand for the finest samples. Dutch hempseed brought very full prices, with a steady sale. BRITISH SEEDS. Shillings per Qr. Cloverseed, red 76 86 Linseed cakes, per Tares, winter, new, ton .¡,40 to 250 per bushel 11 s to 12s Rapeseed, per qr 62— 66 Trefoil. 36 38 Rape cake, per ton 130—140
TALLOW MARKET. I The tallow trade remains quiet. Old Y.C. on the spot is fixed at 50s to 51s, and new at 52s, while town 1= is quoted at 51s, or 48s 6d net cash. Rough fat 2s 4d per 81bs.
WOOL MARKET. I In the English wool market there has been no fresh feature. Business has remained very quiet, and there has been no movement in prices. As regards the public sales of colonial produce the attendance is good, and biddings are tolerably brisk on account of the home trade. Australian qualities are chiefly in demand, and for these late prices are realised but Cape sorts are selling at a reduction from the October rates of 01-d and Id per lb. CURRENT PRICES OF ENGLISH WOOL — s. d. s. d. FLEECES—Southdown hogs per lb. 1 5J to 1 6 Half-bred ditto „ 1 5i 1 6 Kent fleeces 1 5 1 6 Southdown ewes and wethers 1 5 £ 16 Leicester ditto 1 5 1 5 J SORTs-Clothing, picklock 1 6 1 7 Prime 1 4 1 5 Choice „ 1 3 1 3 Super 1 2 1 2! Combing, wether mat 1 8 1 8t Picklock 1 4i 1 5 Common 1 3 1 4t Hog matching 1 8 1 8? Picklock matching „ 14? 1 5 ￼ 1 4 Super ditto 1 3 1 4
CARMARTHEN. I INFIRMARY.—The Secretary acknowledges the follow- i. ng amounts :-Nantearedig Methodist Chapel, JB1 12s 6d Sir James John Hamilton, Bart., X5. Siit HARDINGE STANLEY GirFARD.-The Queen held a Council at Windsor Castle on Saturday, at which were present the Duke of Richmond, the Marquis of Salis- bury, and the Right Honourable R. A. Cross. Mr Hardinge Stanley Giffard, Solicitor-General, was intro- duced into Her Majesty's presence, and received the honour of knighthood, the Right Hon. R. A. Cross, Secretary of State for the Home Departmpnt being present. Lord Bagot. Mr J. F. Campbell, of Islay, and Colonel Honourable Henry Byng, the Lord Groom, and Equerry-in-Waiting, were in attendance. COUNTY PETTY SESSIONS. On Saturday these ses- sions was held as usual in the Shire-hall, Carmarthen, when there were on the Bench, Sir James Haihilton (chairman), and Grismond Philipps, Esq. David Richards, a very old man, for being drunk in charge of a cart at Pensarn, was fined 10s.. including costs. The overseers of the parish of Llangendeirne, charged the Carraway Colliery Company, with neglecting to pay J632 10s 7d Poor and Highway rates. This amount was ordered to be paid forthwith.—John Jones, a farm servant of Maesyprior, Llanegwad, summoned Thomas Davies, Croesyradyr, Llanllawddog, a farmer for non-payment of t2 5s., wages due. The defendant did not appear, but it was stated that he admitted the debt, and an order was accordingly made. THE LATE BISHOP THIRLWALL. —A black marble slab in memory of Bishop Thirlwall has just been laid down in Westminster Abbey. The inscription is as follows: 11 Connop Tbirlwall. Scholar, Historian, Theologian, for thirty-four years Bishop of St David's. Born Feb- ruary 11, 1797. Died July 27,1875.. Cor sapiens et intelligenoaddii;cernendumindicium. Gwyn ei fyd. The Latin text is from 1 Kings, iii., 11,12—"A wise and understanding heart to discern judgment." It Is enclosed in a fillet of brass. The three words in Welsh, engraved on a riband scroll of brass are literally White is his world," meaning Blessed is his state." SERIOUS ACCIDENT. On Monday night Police-con- stable Jones, No. 6. was on duty on the Quay, whilst the steamer Cambria" was being discharged. The public lights are extinguished at twelve o'clock, and for the remainder of the night the town is in total dark. non. Sometime during the night Jones fell over the Quay. a distance of fifteen feet, into a boat, dislocating his ankle rather badly, and injuring his back somewhat seriously. He has been attended to by Mr Davies, surgeon, and by Mr Hughes, house surgeon at the Infirmary. Jones has only recently joined the borough police force, having been a sergeant in the county con- stabulary and stationed at Llandovery for some years past. I MONLHLY MARKET. There was a good show of fat beasts at this market on Wednesday last. and of ex- cellent quality They sold at about 9d per Ib but third and second quality only fetched 5d to 7 d per Ib About ten lots of cows and calves were in the market, and they realised from £10 to £ 17 a-piece. The demand for store sheep was slow at late rates. Fat sheep fetched 9d to 10d per lb. The few pigs offered sold from 10s 6d to 1 Is 6d per score. There were no bacon p gs. The demand for all kinds of stock was dull. The quantity of pigs was smaller than the two previous markets. Mr J. Howell Thomas sold some fat cows, the property of Mr Gwyn, Cwrt Hyr, which fetched good prices, averaging about S16 7s apiece. FERRYSIDE. A READING ROOM.—A meeting was convened on Fri. day last on the premises of Mrs Davies, Station Cottage, for the purpose of establishing a reading room for Ferryside. "Before introducing the chairman for the evening, Mr Davies. newsagent, read a short paper on the advantages which the opening of such an institution would afford to the public. Mr Morris. Towy Hill, was then elected as chairman. The first subject taken into consideration was to fix on a standard subscription, which it was resolved should be Is per month to he paid in advance. Youths may be admitted, t ut not if they are under 16 years of age The adoption of rules was left for another meeting of the committee It was then propossd by Mr J. Devoy. that Mr D. T. Morris be chairman to the institution. This was seconded by Mr Strawbridge and passed without a dissentient. Next it was proposed by Mr Owens, and seconded by Mr J. Lloyd, that Mr J. Davies, newsagent, be appointed hon. secretary, which was agreed to. Mr Ladd was brought forward as treasurer by Mr Lloyd, seconded by Mr Devoy, and ultimately elected. The financial part of the concern was found to be encouraging, and there is every reason to believe that the movement will prove a success. A hearty vote of thanks to the chairman, brought the meeting to a close. It is -but fair to add that through the generosity of the chairman (Mr Morris), the institution will be provided free with a large number of historical works and some of his own books. LLANELLY. ROME. A trio to Rome" was the subject of an interesting and instructive lecture delivered at Green- field English Baptist Chapel, on Tuesday evening last, by the Rev J. Owens, Mount Pleasant Baptist Chapel, Swansea. FOOTBALL An excellent football club has been recently formed here, consisting of some 30 members. They had their first meeting for play on Saturday last on the People's Park. The club was divided into two companies, and played a match which was a spirited one, and well kept up to the end. Mr Buchanan's team proved victorious over Mr J. Bevan's. It is in- tended to play during the coming winter some of the clubs formed in the neighbouring towns. AWFULLY SUDDEN DEATH.—A painfully sudden death took place on Monday evening last, about 7.30. It appears that Mrs Mainwaring, widow of the late Mr Philip Mainwaring and mother of Mr T. Mainwaring, Mina-street, was going home from the town and when near the Presbyterian church she fell down dead. She was carried home by the persons who found her. She had lately been in the enjoyment of pretty fair health, and the suddenness of her death surprised everybody. Mrs Mainwaring was well known, having lived in the town for many years, and was highly respected. Do- ceased, Mrs Mainwaring, was seen to fall by Mrs Lewis, of the York Hotel, which is situate near Brad- bury Hall, who at once called to her husband for help. He ran to the assistance of deceased, and lifted her up, but she only breathed once, and expired. Dr Buckley, who was soon in attendance, gave it as his opinion that she died of apoplexy. This has been communicated to the coroner, who will therefore hold an inquest on the body. POTARDULAIS. PAROCHIAL SANITARY COMMITTEE.—The first meeting of this committee for the parish of Llanedy was held at the Hendy schoolroom, Pontardulais, on Friday evening, when the following members were present, viz -Rev Roger Williams, Rev J. E. Jenkins, and Mr H. D. Hinds. The Clerk, together with the Inspector, was also present Upon the proposition of Mr Hinds, seconded by the Rev Mr Jenkins, the Rev Roger Williams was appointed chairman for the current year. It was resolved that the nuisance existing on and near the Black Horse, Pontardulais. be at once abated, and that the inspector serve the necessary notice to that effect. It was further resolved that the inspector serve a notice upon Mr E. Bowen, the owner of the houses in the occupation of the Rev J. E. Jenkins and Mr Jameson Letcher, to remedy a defective drain. It was- determined upon that the meetings of the committee for the future be held at the Hendy National School, j on the last Tuesday in every month, at four p.m. CALEDFWLCH. The inhabitants of this picturesque little village were highly favoured on Wednesday, the 24th inst, with a popular entertainment given them by Miss Lewis, Capel Issa, assisted by a few amateurs from the neighbourhood. The audience was delighted with the smging and recitations. The former was conducted by Mis" Lewis who presided at the pianoforte. Praise is due to her for preparing the young people of the neighbourhood for this entertainment, and for training the Church choir. The proceed s were for the benefit of the Reading Room. LLANDYSSUL. THE GRAMMAR SCHOOL -At the last preliminary law examination, Bristol centre, Mr Evan Davies, managing clerk at the office of Mr John Joned, solicitor, of this town, and pupil of the Rev William Thomas, M.A., of the Grammar School, was a successful candidate. FATAL ACCIDENT TO A CHILD.-On Tuesday, Anne Jones, of the Poorhouse, Llandyssul, went from home, leaving her child, two years of age, in charge of Anne Emanuel, a neighbour, who also left the child in the house by himself, and went out. On her return she discovered the child's clothes all in flames. She suc- ceeded in extinguishing the fire by throwing a lfannel apron over him, but the child was severely burnt about the chest, shoulders, and face, and expired on Thursday evening. I LAMPETER. PETTY SESSIONS.—On Saturday, before the Very Rev Dr Llewellin, Mr William Jones, Llwyngroes, and Mr T. H. R. Hughes, Titus Davies of Blaenwern, Lam- peter, appeared on bail in custody of P.S Lyons, charged by Mr Thomas Davies, landlord of the High- mead Arms Hotel, Llanwenog, with having, on the 22nd ult., at the Highmead Arms Hotel, stolen three drinking glasses, of the value of Is, his property. The principal witness for the prosecution was, through illness, unable to attend and a medical certificate to that effect having been produced, the hearing of the case was adjourned until the 4th inst., prisoner being admitted to bail- himself in 150 and two sureties in E25 each. LOCAL BOARD.-The monthly meeting of this board was held on Monday. Present—the Very Rev Ll. Llewellin, D.C.L. (chairman), the Rev C. G. Edmondes, M.A.. Mr W. Jones (Llwyngroes), Mr W. Williams, Mr W. B. Price, Mr John Fowden, and Mr J. W. Evans. It was resolved that the authorities of St. David's College be allowed to put down a pipe from the present main water pipe to the college grounds, so as to enable them to place a fire-plug at the end of such pipe With a view of extending the present water supply it was also resolved that Mr John Ed warda. the surveyor, and Mr John Fowden be requested to examine the springs near Henfedden, and to report upon the advisability of obtaining the extra supply from that place. CARDIGAN. I LOCAL LAW CASE. -In the Common Pleas Division of the High Court of Justice, on Thursday, Justices Grove, Archibald, and Lindi-y, heard the case of Burbage and Plant, appellants, v Bettess and another, respondents. -Mr Charles said the action was an interpleader issue, on the application of the High Bailiff of the County Court at Lampeter, and the question was whether the plaintiffs were entitled to £ 90, the proceeds of goods and chattels sold in execution. Bettess, a miner, bad obtained judgment against the Brynambwyr Lead Mining Company for £ 17 7s 8d, and the plaintiffs in the present case claimed the goods seized in execution as trustees representing certain debenture holders. The question involved was whether shareholders of deben- ture shares bad a priority of claim. The County Couit judge appeared to think it extraordinary that the greater part of the debentures had been taken up by the shareholders. He was entitled to assume that the judge had found the £1,020 debentures was new capital subscribed. Mr Justice Grove: But if it never comes into the market, but the company select certain shareholders to take their debentures, and assign their property to them, would not such a deed be fraudulent. -Mr Charles would say not. He would submit that the deed was not fraudulent or void under the Statute of Elizabeth and in fact he had not been able to find a single case of the deed of a limited company being held to be void under that statute.- The fact of the debenture holders being already shareholders was the most natural thing in the world. The deed was not an absolute assignment, but the object of the issue of the debentures was to keep the Company going, and how were the debenture holders to be secured if a transaction of this sort was to be set aside on a mere suggestion P If such a setting aside were allowed, no one would be safe in lending money to a company. As a fact. over £ 1,000 were advanced by the eettuia que trust under this deed.—The Court, without hearing Mr Dodd in reply, delivered judgment in favour of the res- pondents, the plaintiffs in the first action. The affairs of the Company appeared to have been embarrassed at the time of the conveyance to the trustees actions having been brought by its own workmen for wages. No money could be got into the open market, and some shareholders took debentures, paying for them by I cheque. The property appeared to the outer world as that of the Company, while in fact it was handed over to those trusteet3 of the debenture-holders. It was im- possible, therefore, to say there was no evidence on which the judge might find the conveyance was fraudu- lent and his finding being conclusive of the fact. the judgment of the Court must be for the respondents.— Judgment for the respondents, with costs. I SAUNDERSFOOT, I I FATAL ACCIDENT.—A man name 1 William Evans, of Templeton, near Narberth, met his death very suddenly on Thursday last. Deceased was formerly a poultry dealer, but for some time past was an assistant game- keeper to Mr C. R. Vic,erm;tn, of Hean Castle, and lodged at a house at Coppit Hall, near Saunderafoot. He retired to rest about 11.30 on Wednesday night last in his usual health, and on Thursday morning, at five o'clock he got up. William Thomas and his wife, with whom deceased lodged, heard him descending the stairs and fall to the ground. They immediately got up, and found him on the flagged floor, with some cuts on his head. He was quite unconscious. Dr Leslie of Saun- dersfoot, d, d all that was possible for him but from the first he gave no hODe of recovery. About ten o'clock the same evening deceased succumbed to the injuries which he had received. I I- TENBY I ALLEGED INDECENT ASSAULT.- On Monday (before the Mayor, illr (I. U. Smith. DrDyster Mr C. Allen, Major Wells, Rev T H. Dunn. and Captain W Rees), John Joseph Clarke of Waterwynch-house, near Tenby, was charged by Francis Brinn, domestic servant, with committing an indecent assau t upon her on the morning of the 18th inst Mr Bowen Rowlands, instructed by Mr Will am John of Haverfordwest, appeared for the defendant. The complainant had only been three weeks in the defendants service, and it was proved that she ■ had been accustomed to stay out at nigh', later than the rules of the family permitted. Some of the evi- dence was flatly contradicted by a servant boy, and the magistrates dismissed the summons. t PRESENTATION OF A MEDAL. A very interesting ceremony took place on Saturday morning last, at the Lifeboat house on the South Sands, viz. the presenta- tion of a medal, and thanks on vellum, from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, to Mr Thomas Monger, chief officer of coast guard at Tenby, and late coxswain of the Tenby Lifeboat. By recent Admiralty regula- tions Mr Monger was obliged to retire from the com- mand of the boat, a post which he had filled for manv years with distinguished bravery, and as a mark for such the society granted him their silver medal, and thanks inscribed on vellum. The presentation took place in the presence of a large number of ladies and gentlemen, including Alrs Smith, Mrs Onslow, Mrs Goring Thomas, Mrs Alcock. the Mayor, Mr Wells, Major Wells, Capt Rees, Capt. Evans, &c., &c &c. The coastguard crew, rhe lifeboat crew, and lifesaving brigade having assembled, Lieutenant Odevaine, R.N., divisional officer of coastguard, made the presentation, and called upon the Mayoress (Mrs C H. Smith) to invest Mr Monger with the medal, which she did in an appronriate speech, in which she expressed her pleasure at the honour conferred upon him by the society, presenting him with their medal, and hoped that his conduct would be an incentive to others to do likewise. Mr Monger briefly returned thanks-first to the institu- tion, then to the committee, and lastly to Lieut. Odevaine and Mrs Smith for their kindness, not forgetting to mention that whenever the lifeboat had been required he could always count upon the gallantry of the Teaby lifeboat crew to respond to the call of duty, and had no fear that on all future occasions they would not. be found wanting The proceedings then terminated, and an exercise of the rocket apparatus made. BRECON. j PETTY SESSIONS.—At the borough petty sessions, on Monday, before Mr D. Thomas (mayor), Mr Joseph Joseph, and Dr Williams, Evan Owen was summoned by the overseer of St Mary's for the non payment of 10s 7d.-rhe Mayor adjourned the case for the purpose of giving defendant an opportunity of settling FOOTBALL MATCH SOUTH WALES v. H ERFFORD. -This match was played on Saturday, on the Ca-tle Green, HAreford. and resulted in favour of the South Wales club. The weather was very fine. The match was a fast and evenly-contested one. A miss by one of the Hereford backs resulted in a "touch down" for the South Wales, the try from which was a poster." This was the only advantage gained by either side through- out the game. South Wales played three substitutes, of whom Bevan did well, while of the rest, C. C. Chambers, H. S. Sutton, J. A. Hood, H. W. Davies, and W. W. Herbert, were conspicuous. For Hereford, Delfosse, Wilding, Phillips, and Stibbing appeared most prominent. The sides were: South Wales -E M. Jones (Swansea). Bevan (substitute), backs H S. Sutcon (Neath), C. E Sutton (Neath), half-backs J Morgan (Brecon), W. W. Herbert (Landovery), quarter- backs; H. W. Davies (Brecon), captain; C. C. Chambers (Swansea), A H. Richardson (Swansea), F. ,F. Meager (Swansea), J. F. Stokes (Brecon), W. W. Hood (Cardiff), Evans and Hall (substitutes), forwards. Hereford- E. George, back; P B. Giles half-back P Wildingr, Delfosse, quarter- backs Bullar. Stratton, Phillips, Ward, Stibbing, J. S. Mason. Fudge, Franklyn, Shaw, Skidmore, and Stallard, forwards. The next match by the South Wales will be played on December 28tb, v. Clifton (at Clifton). THE BOARD OF GUARDIANS AND THE HOUSE MEDICAL OFFICER. The fortnightly meeting of the Board was held at the Town Hall, on Saturday The Rev Garnons Williams presided. -The Clerk said he had received a communication from the Local Government Board in reference to the report he had made with respect to Mr Amstrong, the Workhouse Medical Officer.-The Board above asked for further particulars, and the Board also wished to know whether Mr Amstrong had discharged his general duties in a satisfactory manner. A long discussion then took place upon the replies that should be forwarded, and Dr Amstrong made an appeal to the Board to be as lenient towards him as thev possibly could for the sake of his wife and tamily —The Chair- man. after upholding the course the Board had pursued ] in reporting lJr Armstrong, said that with regard to the first portion of the communication, which requested that further particulars of the alleged neglect should be forwarded to Whitehall, he thought they should in- struct their clerk to look over the house books for the past two years, and forward all the required parti- culars with regard to the latter portion of the letter as to whether the medical officer had discharged his duties satisfactorily since 1872 (when he was reported), he left that for the Board to say. In the discussion that followed some of the guardians thought they should exercise leniency, while others thought that they bad been too lenient in the past. Ultimately it was proposed by Mr David Downes, that their clerk furnish to the Local Government Board the required particulars, and state that it was the opinion of the Board that Dr Armstrong's past conduct had not been satisfactory to the Board —Mr Robert Smith, of Ffrwd- grech, seconded this proposition.—The Rev William Howells proposed that the reply to the Local Govern- ment Board be, The Board WitS not satisfied with Dr Armstrong's general conduct, but be (Dr Armstrong) having expressed contrition for the same it was the general opinion of the Board that he should be rein- stated in his office.This was seconded by Mr George Overton.—Major Lloyd spoke strongly against the previous resolution come to by the Board being stulti- fied in the least. -On a division the amendment pro- posed by the Rev William Howells was lost by two votes, the numbers being-for the amendment, 11 for the resolution, 13. The Clerk was then instructed briefly in the words of Mr Downes' resolution. The Board then rose.—In the afternoon the Sanitary Com- mittee sat under the presidency of the Rev Garnons Williams, but the business was unimportant.
CARMARTHEN BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of the Board was held on Saturday. the Chairman, J. Lewis Philipps, Esq., pre- siding, There was rather more than an average attend- ance of guardians. After the relief lists had been examined, Mr Williams, Llanginning, asked whether any ex- planation had been received respecting Mr Beynon, St. Clears, and the education of the pauper children in that district. The Clerk said the guardians had nothing at all to do with the question, which was one for the Local Government Board. The Auditor had disallowed Mr Beynon JE7 19s 6d, the amount paid to parents for whose children school fees had not been paid. He understood Mr Beynon was going to appeal to the Local Govern- ment Board. The Chairman said a letter had been received from the Local Government Board approving of the pay- ment of £20 to Mr John Evans, late relieving officer, in consideration of the extra services performed in con- nection with the education of pauper children There was also another letter approving of the appointment of Thomas Burnell as porter. The Clerk said the Inspector of schools had been here a short time ago, and in consequence of his report a letter had been received from the Local Government Board, enclosing a certificate for the Schoolmistress. The letter gave the Inspector's estimate of the School- mistress' qualifications, and specified what repayments were to be made to the guardians, in proportion to her services. The Vicar said she had been awarded a first-class I certificate. The Chairman said a letter had been received from the Local Government Board, enclosing a copy of the report of the Inspector of Vaccination He stated that he was glad to inform them that in the Carmarthen Union he had found that in the districts of Carmarthen, Conwil, and Llangendeirne, vaccination had been properly at. tended to In the Carmarthen district particularly the vaccination officer had been most attentive to his duties. [The < hairman said, according to the figures, Mr Evan Lake Thomas was at the head of the list ] He could not. however, say the same of the St Clears district Under the Poor Law instructions, the vaccination officer was required to make out a list of children born every month, and of the number of children vaccinated every month. He was also required to write out full and accurate particulars of the places and times of vaccination in him district For instance, he should not give notice that he will attend at a certain place on a particular Thursday, and go there on another Thursday. He was bound to attend on the proper day. As vaccination officer he had specific duties to perform The officer for the St Clears district had neglected to enter defaulters on his list. It was his duty to report all defaulters, and to ask the authority to take proceedings against them. Out of 160 children born in 1874, as many as 23, or more than 14 per cent., were unaccounted for. The guardians were asked to see that Mr Beynon received proper instructions, and that he be required to carry them out. Mr Beynon said there were fourteen children now un- accounted for, and he believed most of them had been vaccinated. The Clerk said that was for the last half year For the year !874 there were 23 cases un,ccounted for, or more than 14 per cent of the children born According to the last half-yearly account there were 15 cases un- accounted for. Mr Beynon -aid it was a very unpleasant duty for a relieving officer to perform. If he were to carry out the instructions strictly he should be quarrelling with everybody. Mr Wiliams, Llanginning. said if Mr Beynon was afraid to carry out the duty he ought to resign Mr Beynon said he should prefer to resign than to do such disagreeable work. Mr Edwards said a policeman might as well object to summon people for fear of offending them. The Chairman said he thought Mr Beynon ought not to resign now. He should have done so before there was fault found It would look bad for him to resign now, because there was a complaint that so many cases were not accounted for. Mr Beynon said he thought most of th-m had now been vaccinated The Vicar-Have you written to those people who are in default ? Mr Bevnon I have, repeatedly. The Vicar You had better say, as you did this day for! night, that it shall not occur again. Say you will not do it again. Mr Beynon—I do say so. Mr Dixie-And it is understood that he has not resigned. The following tenders were accepted — Messrs Harries & Sons, Cambrian House, corduroy at 2s 6d per yard; sheeting, at lid per yard. Messrs Thomas and Philipps, London House, calico. lit 4d per yard. Mr W King, white flannel. at Is 9d per yard; old women's aprons, at Is 9dper yard, and girl's frocks, at Is lid per yard. The Chairman said the next business was very im- portant it was the appointment of medical officer for the Carmarthen district The Clerk said he had received an application from Mr William Lloyd. It was dated King-street, Nov. 27th, 1875, and Mr Lloyd briefly stated that the office of medical officer for the Carmarthen district having been rendered vacant through the death of his brother. Mr David Lloyd, he begged to offer himself as a candidate to fill the vacancy; and if elected it would always be his endeavour to discharge the duties to their entire satisfaction. This was the only application. Mr Williams, Llanginning, said he was prepared to propose the appointment of Mr William Lloyd. but before doing so he wished to make one or two remarks. The chairman and himself had been alluded to in the newspapers in consequence of what bad taken place here this day fortnight. They were charged with giving certain instructions to the medical officers as to the use of intoxicating drinks as medicine. Now, he did not mean for a moment to carry out what had been called a threat. He might perhaps have spoken abruptly, and was. therefore, not clearly understood, but he never intended to carry out any threat. At the same time, he did object to so much intoxicating drinks as they had seen used in this workouse for years past He was happy to propose Mr Lloyd as medical officer for many reasons. One reason was, because he was fully qualified to take upon himself the duties of the office, and another reason was because he was known to them all, and had been doing a great deal of the work for some years (hear, hear) There was yet another reason, and that was, Mr Lloyd was a Welshman. A knowledge of Welsh was a very important point in this union, because of the mixture of the Welsh and English languages. Sick persons ought to have the opportunity of telling the medical man the nature and seat of their pain, and of expressing their circumstances. Mr Lloyd would be able to fulfil the requirements in that respect, and he had great pleasure in proposing that Mr Lloyd be elected medical officer for the Car- marthen district Mr Cozens said he had much pleasure in seconding the proposition. He quite agreed with Mr Williams that Mr Lloyd's knowledge of Welsh was an important qualiticatioti. lie considered a knowledge of Welsh in this union of more importance than a knowledge of English. Mr D. Edwards said he had great pleasure in sup- porting the proposition He had known Mr Lloyd for many years, and believed he would do his duty. He was glad Mr Williams had proposed him uncondi- tionally—without putting any condition upon his ap- pointment. He entirely fell in with Mr Williams's views, that there ought not to be too much intoxicating drinks used in the workhouse, hut he strongly objected to their experimenting upon the paupers (hear, hear). If the paupers found fault or complained of being improperly treated, the medical officer and not the guardians would be responsible. It was really heart- rending to see the funerals leave the workhouse con- tinually, as he had the opportunity of witnessing, through residing in the locality. They should remem- ber that the inmates of the workhouse were driven to the last extremity before they sought admission here, and he thought they should be allowed stimulants in the shape of wine or spirits occasionally in order to cheer them a little. He made these remarks because he saw by the master's estimate that there were no stimulants asked for to-day. The Chairman said that was because there was a sufficient quantity in stock. Mr Edwards said, with regard to giving the inmates milk, they should remember that the foot-and mouth disease was prevalent in this county at present; and however desirabl- milk might be at other times as the principal diet, this was not the time to give milk to the inmates They had MrLloyd's assurance that stimulants would not be used except in cases of necessity. Mr Williams. Llanginning, said that when Mr Ed- wards spoke of the foot-and mouth disease, he thought he was going to allude to those cases that were brought on by the too frequent use of the mouth (laughter ) The Chairman said he should like to say one word. He had been talking to Mr Lloyd, who had spoken very fairly upon the question of giving stimulants to the in- mates It was not for the guardians to prescribe what the paupers should be given, and he was certain the medical man could give any quantity of stimulants with- out their finding it out. If they would leave it to Mr Lloyd's discretion, he felt sure that he would reduce the expenditure of the Board vey considerably. Many medical men gave stimu ants without having recourse to brandy and wine. Although, he did not object to these if they were necessary. But very often there were cases in which medical men s'uffed their patients with these things when they were not necessary. He held in his hand a paper signed by upwards of 400 medical men, stating that medical practitioners gave stimulants to their patients much oftener than was necessary. How- ever, Mr Lloyd had been unanimously appointed, and he would no doubt take this matter into consideration. Dr Lloyd said he thanked them very much for the handsome manner in which they had treated him. In reply to the Clerk, Dr Lloyd said he thought of naming two deputies. He named Mr J. D. Rowlands as one. Mr D. Edwards said that as Christmas Day was this day mouth, he thought the guardians should he given to understand that the Board would meet on the Friday before Christmas-Day, the day on which the market would be held. Mr Williams, Llanginning-I thought you were going to say that you would give us a dinner (laughter ) The Vicar — Say you thought he was going to an- nounce his intention of going to church on Christmas Day (renewed laughter). Mr Edwards-I think that troubles him as much as it does me. Mr Williams, Llanginning, proposed that the inmates of the Workhouse be given the usual dinner on Christ- mas Day, at the expense of the Board This was seconded by Mr J. L. Williams, and agreed to. The Board then sat as the Rural Sanitary Authority, The Clerk read a letter from Dr Timmins stating that a case of typhoid fever had broken out in a house called Newcombe, in the parish of Llangunnor. The patient was a little girl named Hester Lewis. He had seen the case, and had left the necessary instructions with the mother. Inspector of Nuisances reported that during the fort- night he had visited the parishes of Newchurch, Llan- gunnor, Merthyr, and St Ishmael He found two cottages called Manllwyd, in the parish of Merthyr, in a very dirty state, both inside and outside. The house occupied by Jonah Davies was also overcrowded. There were seven inmates. There was only one room, two beds being in the same room, the window being small and fast. The Inspector was directed to call the attention of the landlord to the matter. I Attention was again called to the nuisance at Uaa- saint; and some discussion arose as to who is the roper party to be summoned. The nuisance is on Mr? S ones s premises, but is carried there from cottage* be- longing to Mrs Morris The Inspector was instructed to ascertain who was liable, and to take proceedings.
UNITARIAN LECTURE AT LLANELLY.- ANOTHER DISGRACEFUL RIOT. The Rev. John Davies of Alltyplacca, Cardiganshire, delivered the third of the Unitarian series of lectures at the Athenaeum, on Monday evening last, his subject being The Doctrine of the Atonement." The room was only half full about the time of commencing, but soon after eight o'clock the crowd came from the various prayer meetings with a rush, and so it continued for half an hour or so, and the cry was, Still they come." Every corner of the lecture hall was crowded—tha people were literally wedged in. The window-sills and platform in fact, every available space was occupied. The anteroom, staircase, and passage, of the Athenaeum Hall were also crowded The lecturer was listened to on the whole with com- Strati ve quietness, certainly there was an occasional disturbance, but that was caused by the crush at the door. The lecturer referred at length to the Scripture testimony to the doctrine of the atonement He quoted largely from the New Testament He then dwelt on the various theories of the doctrine as promulgated by tha different schools of theology, and to the various phases through which the doctrine has passed, especially in these latter times. The Rev Mr Evans, B.A., of Maesymeillion. then fol- lowed with a short discourse on love. justice, mercy, and christian fellowship. The rev gentleman was occasionally interrupted by cries of I- Speak up," "Talk louder," 1, We can't hear," Come to the point," otherwise everything was peaceable, excepting, of course, the surging of the crowd to and fro In conclusion the reverend gentleman delivered a short prayer, and finished with the usual benediction. This was, or rather ought to have been the end of the proceedings, but some loud-voiced individual, cried out that he proposed that the Rev Thomas Davies. Siloah i who occupied a seat on the platform, and had been busy taking notes during the whole time), should address the audience and reply to the two last speakers. This was the com- mencement of a scene of tumult and disorder which will not soon be forgotten. Tho Rev Mr Davies, amidst cries of Go on Mr Davies," rose and asked the lecturer for permission to address the audience in reply, which the latter refused as be had engaged the room, and he (the questioner) might do so as well on another night if he did so it would be on his own responsibility. Mr Davies (Siloah), then proceeded to explain how it was he came to speak at the last meeting, and that he wished to say a few words on the present occasion in correction of the lecturer's remarks, though he agreed with a great deal that had been said, and disagreed with a great deal more. He would, however, take the oppor- tunity of delivering a lecture the first night the room was free. This announcement was received with tumul- tuous applause, or rather yells, and cries of Coward" on the lecturer. The latter, however, stood his ground and proceeded to distribute some printed papers, which, it appears, were reprints from the Llantlly Guardian of a report of the disgraceful proceedings at the previous lecture. What followed this baffles all description. It was simply a scene of indescribable confusion, or a regular riot The yells—not to say curses—were loud and deep," and there was a stampede of the human buffaloes right across the benches, seats, and settles on to the platform, and there they surrounded tho lecturer, who vainly endeavoured to keep them at bay. They wrested the bundle from his hands and tore the papers to pieces like a lot of madmen or savages. The disorder on the platform was terrible, and the lecturer looked around him how he could make his way out from amongst the rowdy mob this he did with difficulty The Rev Mr Evans had pre- viously made his escape and got c ear off-but not so the lecturer. He could not get further than the ante- room. where he was alone and friendless, and was soon surrounded by the mob, who pushed him about and yelled. He got on a bench and was forced into the corner, where two or three friends who forced their way into the room found him pale and nervous, as there was evident attempts made to pull him to the ground and abuse him. These friends called out fair play," and appealed to the better feelings of the mob (if they had any). They then escorted the lecturer down the steps and through a back door, followed by the bawling mob. The lecturer and his friends, however, locked the door after them, and escaped to a garden at the back of the Athenaeum and then by the aid of some planks managed to scale a wall about ten feet high. and had to make a leap in the dark" on to the ground. They reached the Salutation Hotel in safety. The mob in the meantime rushed round to the Vaughan-street entiance of the Athenaeum, thinking they would coma that way, but were disappointed. The worst feature of these disgraceful proceedings is, that the bulk of the audience, though they came straight from their prayer meetings, behaved like roughs and fanatics, they poured in from Siloah, Alse Chapel, Moriah, and Tabernacle, by hundreds in the interests of Orthodoxy and True Religion. They were in temper or frame of mind for a fr, o fight, and the interruption at the close of ttie prayer gave them the much desired opportunity. If the Rev Mr Davies (Siloah) had simply told his friend and admirer that be would not accede to his request, !I.d advised them all to go home quietly tha end would havo boon as peaceful aa the beginning. Unless some strong and effectual protest is soon made by those in authority against such doings of the mob we shall be tyianised over and ruled by a violent and fanatical mob. Something should be done to put a stop to mob violence. The heresy hunters" were not however to be done out of their game, failing to catch and inob" the real offender in their eyes, they made a scapegoat of one (Mr J. A. Williams. Guardian) who quietly entered his protest against their conduct He was pulled about a little in the passage of the Athenaeum and afterwards chased and mobbed through the streets, but he luckily, by running down one < f the back lanes, escaped with a crushed hat, but if he had been caught no doubt violent hands would have be..n laid OR him. Another disgraceful feature about the proceedings is the fact that people in their go to meet- ing" clothes who came from their various prayer meet- ings avowedly in the interests of true religion and orthodoxy to disturb the proceedings, boasted that they had mobbed the old Sossin," We gave it him," There's fun," &c. The room at the most time was described by a disinterested observer as more like Pandemon-ium" than anything else. We omitted to state that during the crushing and scuffling in the ante-room the gas was turned off by some miscreant or other, which added much to the cc re- fusion and fright of the lecturer and his few friends. It was by struggling in the darkness that he lost his hat and was pushed about the most.
TENBY STEEPLECHASES, DEC. 7Tn & 9TH, 1875. The following are the entries for the first day THE LAWRENNY PLATE. Mr Powell's Lucy, g n., aged, by Frederick, dam by Lionel Mr Morris Owen's Heather Bell, aged Mr Morris Owen's Monachty, 6 years Mr Morris Owen's Medora, by the Lawgiver, h.b., 4 years Mr F. Lort Phillips's c.h. Petrah, 5 years, pedigree unknown Mr F. Lort Phillips's Phoebe, by Wild Charley, dam by Pegasus, 6 years Mr F. Bowers s Snuff, 5 years Mr C. Noble's Hope, aged Mr F. Bowers's n s. Friedrickshall Mr Smyth's Gazelle, 4 years Mr Flutter's Taffee Mr J. N. Moore's Pembroke, by Richmond, dam by Langton, g.d. Chesterfield Lord Petersham's ch h. The Emperor, 6 years THE LADIES' PLATE. Mr Morris Owen's Free Trade, aged, to be sold for Z2001 Mr J. B Summers's Wild Oats by Wild Charley, dam Miss Brownie, 5 years, to be sold for J6150 Mr F. Bowers's Admiral, by King Charming, dam Duchess St. Alban's, 5 years, to be sold for £ 80 Mr J. N. Moore's Pembroke, to be sold for X200 Mr J. Olive's Finder, aged, to be sold for JE40 Mr F. Bowers's Hwyad, by the Drake, dam Hoplas, 4 years, to be sold for S, 100 Lord Petersham's Shamrock, 5 years, to be sold for 4100. The following are the entries for the second day:- THE TENBY PLATE. Mr W. R. H. Powell's Lucy, g.n., aged, by Frederick, dam by Lionel Mr Morris Owen's Heather Bell, aged Mr Morris Owen's Monachty, 6 years Mr Morris Owen's Medora, by the Lawgiver, h.b., 4 years. Mr F. Lort Phillips's c.h. Petrah, 5 years, pedigree un- known Mr F. Lort Phillips's Phoebe, by Wild Charley, dam by Pegasus, 6 years Mr F. Bowers's Snuff, 5 years Mr C. Noble's Hope, aged Mr F. Bowers's n s. Friedrickshall Mr Thomas Smyth's Gazelle, 4 years Mr Flutter's Taffee Mr J. N. Moore's Pembroke, by Richmond, dam by Langton. g.d Chesterfield Lord Petersham's ch.h. The Emperor, 6 years
FITS.—EPILEPTIC FITS OR FALLING SICKNESS.—A certain method of cure has been discovered for this dis- tressing complaint by a physician, who is desirous that all sufferers may benefit from this providental discovery it is never known to fail, and will cure the most homeless case after all other means have been tried. Full particulars will be sent by post to any persoa free of charge.—Address, Mr Wiliams, 10, Oxford Terrace, Hyde Park, London.
POTATO MARKET. BOROUGH AND SPITALFIELDS.—The demand for pota- toes this morning was dull, and prices were somewhat flatter. The arrivals were ample. Essex Regents. 100s to 130s per ton. Kent 115s to 135s Victorias 120s to 140s „ Rocks 80s to 95s Flukes 130s to 150s „ Kidneys 100s to 140s „ CARMARTHEN BVTTER MARKET.—There was a mode- rate supply of butter at our market on Saturday, which was sold at last market's prices. The prices were 14d to 141d per lb cheese from 20s to 25s per cwt. CORK BUTTER MARKET, Wednesday.—Ordinary Firsts, 145s; seconds, 127s thirds, 104s; fourths, Os; fifths, 71s; sixths, Os. Mild: Firsts, 153s; seconds, 132s thirds, 110s. Firkins in the market, 1230.