r YANKEE YARNS. -.0- I nOW TO PRESERVE THE HAIR. I A young gentleman, whom we never suspected of vanity, but whose evident tendency to bald. ness we have often deplored, asks us how to pre- serve the hair. He requests that our reply be strictly confidential; but, ktviwiug the character of the post-inisciess in his town, we prefer to run no ri"k" and accordingly answer in cold type. I There are several well-accredited me hods of preserving the hair. Personally we have tried none of them, but have kept record of those recommended by our baldest friends. To avoid I any invidious distinction between them we submit the several methods in alphabetical order; A Arrogate nC) authority in the household. B Be in every night as early a3 a shutter.can be procured. C: Carry ut) coal wlien requested. D: Don't dictate. E Ett what is At before you. F Fix the fire before going to bed. G: Govern with wirllom the dog. H: Hold your tongue when addressed. I: Incline to instant obe'iience. J Join nothing—except stovepipe, K: K ^ep off the carpet, L: Look sweet when lulling the baby. M Make merry with the wood pile. N Never look a new bonnet in the ill. 0 Ostracise yourself when the sewing circle meets. P Practice perfect patience. Q: Q'tasfi eveiy querulous complaint. li: liender y. urt:eif scarce in housa-cleaning ti III ■. S: Spend and be spent for the Sisters of Timhuctoo and the Homo for Incurable Hottentots. T: Tend door. U: Upset nothing. V; V nish when callers come. W Watch the kerosene lamp and let it smolf X: Xolain when called upon. Y: Yearn for mother-in-law. Z: Z-!us, remember, often and again eavs in to I Juno and he had ambrosial Inck-Burlington Free Prtzz, I WHAT IT JS COMING TO. I Europe: Yi-s. What NUIJIi? I America: Give me 9 999,999. You can talk now, madam. Manager international matrimonial bureau Hello At your service. American heiress I'm number 5,417 on your register. I wish to enter the holy bonds of wedlock beforo that despicable little widow Catchim. What have you in the particular department ? Manager: I regret to state that our supply is somewhat limited at present but we have one live duke, penniless. Heires-i Coat of arms genuine? Manager: B"i>& fi le, way back. Heiress: Good; I'll take him six weeks from to-day, pleasH. Manager You understand lhat you are to foot all the bills for the wedding and pay my com- mission. Heiress: 0:1, certainly; how much. Manager Absut$60 000 for the first, and a little trifle for me—say,$25,000. HeiresR All right. Present my name and compliments to the dear duke, and tell him I send telephone orders to-day, in my private cipher, for a solitaire ii!ini,,iid riniz, sappliire scarf-pin, and check fur $10,000 for his present contingencies, to be delivered at once. His name and address ? Manager La L',pga Sekemoneta, Tumble- down Palact-, Brigandazia, Italy. Heiress By the way, what is his age and style? Manager I've forgotten but I can look it up in a minute. Heiress Oi), it's of no consequence whatever. I'm in haste to begin ordering my trousseau. Goo' bye. I CAD S CONVERSION. lhe neighbourhood of Biytiif- Cove, KY., is a deeply rel gious commuuity. One man of deter- mined utiregeneration was old Cad Pirker. He was a convivial old giant, who held the peculiar belief that a preacher, endowed with the great strength of the gospel, should be able to whip, in fair contest of fist and skill, any sinner, and declared that not until he was subiued by a preacher would he turn from the fleshpots of un- redemotion. Wait till some uv yo' preachers ken whup me an' then I'll jitio you. Wait till some feller shows me that he has been called an' then I'm his man. These yare little j ick-snappers that have been or wlio,)p 'ii' an' betititx' the bresh in this yare cur- munity ain't been called to preach, an' I don't keer erbout jinin' hands with no sick weaklin's. When ther Lawd wants me He will send some feller strongernuff ter show me that my time is up." So much interest was felt in old Cad that the matter was laid before the district conference and, after much discussion, it was decided that Parson Singer, a powerfully built man with fists almost as large as a pair of saddlebags, should take the Blythe Cove circuit. Mr Singer delivered a stirring sermon and then called upon old Cad to come to the mourners' bench. Cad arose and replied "Ef you ken take me thar, I'm yo' man." The preacher came forward and placed his broad hands on Cad's tattered garments. Then the proceedings put on the fluttering garments of great interest. Cad gave Mr Singer a quick flirt. Singer .squared himself. Aiter a while some one placed a wet handkerchief on Singer's head, and a devout, old sister declared that it was wrong to maul a man in such a violent way. Cad, during these tander exercises, sat on a log near the church Complacently smoking a cob pipe. Mr Soiger went away, and, during some time- with the exception of tears and the persuasion of friends—no further effort was made to regenerate the case-hardened sinner. One day there unexpectedly arrived a man who declared that he was a sinner compeller. With the exception of an immense jaw there was nothing remarkable about his appearance. When he arose to preach, he stammered in rough and uugram- matical sentences. He called on Cad to come up to the bench. Cad snickered. The preacher came down from the pulpit and approached Cad. Thall a spirited performance was begun. The preacher cuffed Cad with unmerciful vigour. He knocked the old fellow down aud rolled him on the floor. He seized Cad by the collar, dragged him to the altar and jammed his head on the bench. "Hold on parson," said Cad. "Hold on, fur you have p'inted out the streaks uv lean an' streaks uv fat uv sin in the bacon of my life. Fit repent." Give up then, do ye ?" "Yas." An' you won't slide bfck?" Never." "All right then, repent." Cad became an exhorter. In truth, 7e was soon known as the leader of revivals an most persuasive agent of the mourner's bench. Ic was not until several years afterward that he learned the truth of his conversion. A prize-fighter had bpen pitted against him, but, having forgiven the imposition, he continues to devote his life to a cause which has made him a better man.
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THE COMPENSATION QUESTION I Important Pronouncement by Mr Chamberlain. Mr Chamberlain on Tuesday received at Bir* mingham a deputation, representing the wholesale brewers and retail licensed victuallers, in refer' once to the licensing clauses ot the Local Government Bill, and special reference to the compensation clauses. The deputation said they were willing to concede local option and increased license duty if security were given for reasonable compensation, and Mr Chamber- lain said, in reply, that be had always advocated compensation for the disturb- ance of legitimate interests brought into existence by the legislature, and be was verymtujh astonished to see that Mr ditone hadnow gone back on that principle, ui." r ras apparently past praying for. He (the speaker) was not influenced by judicial decisions on the point, but was in favour of compensation as a matter of equity. )
SWANSEA FREE LIBRARY. A meeting of the free library committee was held at the Swansea Town-hall on Tuesday afternoon. Mr J. C. Woods presided, and there were also present Aldermen T. Freeman, J- Jones, and W. J. Rees; Councillors D. l'hom3i1, W. Lewis, H. Maliphant, W. Richards, iNi, Tutton, A. Mason, H. Monger, H. A. Chapman, F, Rocke, and J. A. Rawlings Messrs P. R >ger?i J. Lewis, S. C. Gamweil, and J. D. Francis. Mr Deffett Francs (the hon. curator), in the course of a long speech, urged tho necessity of reopeuing the art gallery, which has been closed since November, and the appointment of a caretaker. To put himself in order, he moved that a guardian of the art gallery be appointed, in order that it might be opened for the admission of the Public.-O,l the suggestion of the Chair- man, the question was reterred to the financial sub-committee.—Mr Walter Lewis moved that arrangements be made to establish a branch library at the east side of the through. This matter was also referred to the financial sub- committee.
ALLEGED SCANDAL AT THE INDIA OFFICE. Mr Stansfeld, M.P., will shortly move for all enquiiy into what he is understood to regard as a piece of gross corruption at the India Office. The accusation of the right hon. gentleman relates t" the alleged suppression of certain scandalous documents relating to the administration of the Contagions Diseases Acts in India, which docu- ments were the subject of frequent questions ill Parliament by Professor Stuart, and he desire-9 the opportunity of cross-examining all the official of the department. Members of all sect ions ot the House of Commons are pledged to support the motion.
VOLUNTEER INTELLIGENCE, Bridgend Shooting Club. The monthly meeting of'.? ) above club was held at the Bear Horel, Bridgen(J< t>1- Monday evening, when Private T.W. Scofield wau presented with the secon spoon, he having won the same in the Maycompetirioii- The foliowiug were the ten highest scores Allied. lv> Private T. D. Scofield 89 89 192 Private D. L. Jones H9 81 14 18? Private G. S. Cameron 91 92 — 18; Sergeant J. Lane. n 9' l&J Sergeat-Instructor R. Perkins 85 87 8 180 i.ance-Serueant T. Williams 91 87 — 17$ Private William David 83 c:3 12 170 Private William Davies 87 86 j Colour-Sergeant G. Eees 81 73 U l7l Private L. Powell -,8 81 12 l"1
CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME. "Iot Mrs Howard at liame?" asked M>s West if the pale girl, with a duster in her hand, who opened the door so soon'after the bell was rung that it was evident she was busy in the hall. "I'll see, ma'am," replied the girl, opening the parlour door and taking the oarJ the lady offered. "Walk ii,, please." Mrs West "walked in." The parlour was fresh and cool from recent dusting and airing, and one of tho windows was open.. "I can't stand that," said the lady, and hurried petulantly forward to shut it. As she did so, the lace trimming of her wrap Caught the extended arm of a beautiful little marble statuette which stood on the slab before the loi'g mirror, and down it c-une on the carpet. Mrs Went gave a cry of alarm, and picked it up. AH she did so the pretty head rolled away from the body. The marble slab had played the executioner. What shall I do now ?" asked Mrs West of herself. "I know Hattie Howard gave thirty dollars for that statuette, and prizes it greatly. Of ci.nrse I shall be expected to get her another. I wish I had not sent up my card. I'd slip away without seeing her. That new girl don't know me. I wonder whether it could he mended 1 I Wonder if the head would stay on ?" She placed the figure in an upright position, and made the experiment. The head did stay on. Then, blushing gudtily, she retreated to the other end of the room, and sat looking intently at the interesting pages of a family photc graph album as Mrs Howard aiitered, "How do you do, dear? What a colour you have I never saw you look so well." The call was a brief one. Mrs West suddenly fonnd that she had twenty more to pay. Her only object now was to get out of that parlour before some unlucky jar sent the head of the statuette toppling from its shoulders. She succeeded but in the hall, amidst the last adieus, and at the opening of the front door, which did not open easily, her quick ear detetcted a little tap tap, sharp on the marble slab, dull on the carpet, and know just what had happened. "I hope Harry isn't throwing his marbles down stairs again. He has a trick of doing that, and it is so dangerous if any one should tread on them." Mrs West lauhd, and her colour was higher than ever as she ran down the steps but she had escaped detection, and went her way rejoicing. "They'll lov it to a child, or a servant, and a little soolding does neither any harm," she said to herself. The next time Mrs Howard met Mrs West was at the rooms of the charitable association to which they belonged, and to which they both sub- scribed liberally. "How are you, dear?" aked Mrs West. 1 "Well, I'm not very well," said Mrs Howard. "I have just half help enough. I was obliged to send away my up-stairs girl because she grew so careless and broke so much, and I san't replace her." Cups and saucers, I suppose, and the spout of the teapot, and the handle of the pitcher, and all that?" Worse yet some valuable parlour orna- ments," said Mrs Howard. Then they walked into the committee-room. "We were just talking of you, Mrs West," said the president. "We fancy we could make use of you and of Mrs Howard too. There is a case of great distress in our district, and we must have it lookerl into immediately. It is in Bank street Mrs Smith is the woman's name. She has just lost her daughter, and has nothing, they say, to live upon. You can go to see her, can you Hot, this afternoon ?" The ladies assented, and the usual formalities being gone through with, they started on their mission. The'house proved to be a wretched tenetront, and on its top floor, in a desolate little room, without fire or sufficient bed-clothing, they found a very old woman on a straw-bed on the Boor. You are Mrs Smith ?" said Mrs West, bend- ing over her. "Indade I am, mistress," said the old woman, teebly, and you are the good lady from the Association. Sure I never thought to come to this in my old age, but the Lord's will be done." "You are right to be submissive to Him," said Mrs Howard. We must do all we can for you, too. So you see He has not forgotten you. But I must ask you a few questions first. Have you no relations whose duty it is to aid you—no son, no daughter?" I had but one, and that was my granddaugh- ter, Elsie," said the old woman. "She's dead this three, weeks. A good girl she was. She lived out, and her wages paid the rint and bought the bit to ate. She only got her shoes out of it, and once in a way, a calico nwn. But she'd always say, 'I'll not fret whilst I can do for you, granny.' At last she went to live along with a lady by the name of Howard, in a great fine house over Fourth avenue way." Mrs Howard started. And her wages was to be fourteen dollars, and glad she was of the raise she'd had but 12 before, aud it was a nice family, she said, and well pleased with her, until one day—och the sorry day it was thin for her !—whin, now and iver it happened she didn't know, there was some- thing broke in the parlour. It was an image of a saint, or the like, and mighty 7allyqblg intirely. And the lady said she broke it, and she swore she didn't; but the lady said 'twas a lie she told, no less, for only she had been in the room, bein' the childer was up-staiis, and not a cat to the fore. Well, deny it as she would, they stuck to it she did and her month bein' up, kep' her wages to pay for the diathruction, as they said, and not half the val y of the image, aither, though Elsie said 'twas but a bit of a white thing, a few inches high; and wid that, of course, she left them. Och, I never shall forget the day the girl came home, crying and moaning Not a penny, and the fl,ur gone, and the tay and who'd trust the like of us, and her shoes rags on her feet, the crayther? And we'd not a bit to ate but two potatoes, and no salt to them. And the next day she went out to sarch a ulace and it wa wet and cowld, and s'ie hadn't soles to her shoes, and she came home that night with pleurisy, as the doctor said, and never got over it. The neigh- hours kept her from starving while she lived, and the charity doctor was good to us and it won't be for long now.. But if I was dying I must say bad luck to the lady that robbed me girl of her just dues, and all for a. chany image that she was innocent of breakin'. There's a curse for her above, I know." Mrs West gave a little scream and clasped her hand over her eye, and Mrs Howard fell fainting into a chair; but neither breathed a word of their secret. Mrs Howard hoped that Mrs West had not noticed the name the old woman utterpd-mis- pronounced as it was—and Mrs West did not dream of confessing her share in the tragedy; but they were so lioeral in this particular case that they excited the admiration of all who were connected with the association, and were ever after spoken of as most charitable ladies. Perhaps both may have received a lesson never to be forgotten, for they were neither of them bad Women, and may to-day realize the fact that charity, in many oases, should begin at home, and that servants should, at least, receive as much consideration as those who have bteome objects of bounty.
LOCAL LAW CASE, THE OWN KRS, &0 OF THE MOEWKV THICOWNKK3 OFTHJE CELTIO (JHJEF.—On Tuesday, in the Court of Admiralty, Lonuou, the further iieariner of this collision action was resumed. On the 19 h of January in the present year the Moewe, a lJalqu' of 339 tons register, belonging to the port of Ro stock, and owned by the plaint'ffs, was on a voyage from R ea to Gloucester, lajen with a cargo of aspen wood, lathwood, aud deals, her crew numbering nine hands all told. When she was in the Bristol Channel, off Bull Point, about six o'clock, the tow 1Ig" lights of the steani tug Queen of the Usk, of Cardiff, were observed bearing about a point and a half on the port bow of the Moowe. S"on the iigiirs of the defendants' vessel, the Celtic Chief, became visible, she being in tow of the tug. The Celtic Chief, which belonged to the port of Liverpool, is a full-rigged ship of 1.749 tons reenter, and at the time she was manned by 26 hands all told. She was, at the time of the coilti-lir.n, on a voyage from Newport, MOil., to Albany, West Australia, with a cargo of railway iron. Both vessels called evidence to show that their regulation flgbts were burning properly just before the col- lision. The Moewe received such damage that she waa cut down to the bilge, and her master and crew had to desert her. She fell over on her beam ends, and was afterwards picked up floating about the channel with her cargo, and ultimately she was towed into Ilfracombe, where she was condemned as a total loss.—On the conclusion of the evidence, the President said hat he would not gi v-a his judg- ment for a day or two. In the meantime he should take the opinion of the Trinity Masters on specific points in the case.
r. t A NURSE'S REPORT. 'From THE NORWICH ARGUS. Medical men say that a good nurse in a ditncult Case is better thanjnedicine, but when we call get a good nurse and good medicine, the patientstands a much better chance of recovery. The few words of advice given below by nurse El'Zi King, of Great Massingham, Swaffham, are well worthy tile attention of alJ rpaders of this paper. They are as follows I have constantly used So Jacobs Oil in the various situations I have occu- pied as nurse, and have invariably found it excellent in all cases requiring outward application, such as sprains, bruises, rheumatic affections, nenralgi(I, & In cases of pleurisy it is an excellent r-iiietly-well rubbed in. I can strongly recommend it after several years' use and experi- ence. It should be in every household." Sister Carolina, St Andrew's Hospital, Clewer, Windsor, writes I take this opportunity of staring that I have found St Jacobs Oil a most efficacious remedy in gout also in sprains aml bruises. Indeed, we cannot say too much in its praise, and onr doctor ic ordering it constantly." Henry and Ann Bright, hon. superintendents of the North London Home for Aged Christian Blind Women, say that a remeiy has proved itself unfailing that rheumatism and neuralgia have, in every case, been removed by St. Jacobs Oil-the remedy referred to—and that many old ladies. some of them ninety years old, instead of tossing about in agony, now > njoy a good night's rest through its influence. Mrs Bright says she cannot say enougii in its favour. Six gold medals have been awaided S. Jacobs Oil for its marvellous power to cure pain. It acti like magic. Ir. cures when everything else has failed. It has cured people who had been lame and crippled with pain over twenty years. It cures rheumatism, neuralgia, faceache, backache, sprains, and other bodily pains. It is an external remedy. It penetrates to the seat of the disease. It is simple. It is sure*, c
THE WILLOW STEEL WORKS, MERi HYI!, I Mr Graham Hastings applied on Tuesday to Mr Justice S:-irling, in the Chancery division, with reference to the case of Newgan v. Owen, remind- ing his lordship that an order had been made in the Easter sittings, making Mr Lewis interim receiver. The Willow Steel Works Company, Mr H •lutings said, appeared to haveno existence. They had been unable to find anybody who represented it. His clients were in p'J:-ise8sion, and they had now got some further è vidence. It turned out that there had never been any officers of the company except the seven subscriOers of the memorandum of association, wiio were directors until other directors were appointed. Mr James, a solicitor, practising at M«rthyr, who had been investigating the circumstances, had made all affidavit, from which it appeared that the only person who took upon himself the active manage- ment was Ditvi-I Owen, and that Joseph Sydney Owen was his son; that the effects of David Owen had been seized under iegal process, and that he compounded with his cieditors six years ago for 6; 81 in the £ that he and his son were persons of no means, and that they had left Merthyr Tyifii. As to John Davies, there was no person answering to his description in the books of the pirlsh of Merthyr Tydfil, and the deponent believed that ho was a mytbical person. Dtvid Jones, deponent, knew as a clerk of David Owen. John Gray could not be found, neither could Joseph Boack be traced.— Mr Vemon Smith, appearing for the defendant, Joseph Oven (who stated that he knew nothing of the financial affairs of the company), said that he did not oppose the appointment of a receiver. —Mr Hastings said that a petition hac been lodged bv the bankers, which was returnable on the 2nd June. Under the circumstances, all they had been able to do was to post the notices on the works of the company, and as the persons interested had disappeared and could not be found, lie asked his lordship to allow that posting up of the notices to be held to be sufficient service under the circumstances The petition had been advertised in the Gazette and in i. wo of the local papers. Justice Stirling: Would it not be better to advertise the notice of motion for Friday week and continue the interim rectiver in the meantime? Then, if you will produce those advertisements to the registrar, that may be considered sufficient notice.—Order accordingly.
MONMOUTHSHHiE WELSH BAPTIST ASSOCIATION. The annual conference of this association was held on Tuesday, at Calvary Chapel, Brynmawr. Mr J. 1). Jones, of Abercarn, presided, and there was a large number of ministers and laymen present. After some discussion, it was agreed to m'lk collections during the ensuing quarter in aid of the funds of the Pontypool and Haverfordwest Colleges also on behalf of the Foreign ami Home Missionary S >ciety, the Bible Translation Society, and tJle various building funds. The following gentlemen were received into the association as pastors:-Revs R. Richards, Brynmawr E. Eowards (Providence), Ebbw Vale and Joseph Lewis, Glasgoed. Mr Thomas, of Risca, was elected chairman of the association for the ensuing year, and Mr Edmund Davios, of St. Mellon's, vice-chairman. The Rev William Jones (Nebo), Ehbw Vale, was re-elected secretary. It was decided to hold the aext annual meeting at Horeb Chapel.—With reference to the alleged Noncon- formist secessions, it was pointed out by the Rev Evan Thomas, Newport, that as no particular individual had been named, it would not be desirable to take any a-tioti in the matter as an association.—The meeting accordingly contented itself with expressing contempt for such charges.
FACTS AND FANCIES. When a public man is called Honest Jake or Honest Tom" it is time to examine his I accounts. Women are naturally truthful, especially when I they are talking about another woman that they I' don't like. Medical experts have now discovered tyro- 1 toxicon in milk. It must be cheaper than water, or else it got in by accident. I ALL IN THE FAMILY. -S,;IlUlf Z That pug dog of yours has got an intelligent look about him that is really i-ettiarkable.Nliller Remarkable There is nothing remarkable about it. In my family that's the way we all look. A FLATTERING PORTRAIT.—Painter How do yoti like your wife's portrait now that it is finished ?—Husband It is wonderful, simply wonderful. Let me tell you confidentially that she never did in all her life look as young as that picture. A SURE TEST.—Mrs A. "I can always find' out when I have a servnnr. girl who is in love. Mrs B. How do you find out ?''—" When she is asleep I go into her room and tickle her mouth with a hair-brush. If she puckers up her mouth, that is a sure sign she is in love, and mistakes the hair-brush for the moustache of her lover." MEDICAL AID.-Neigllbf)iir How is your husband to-day, Mrs Jones?" Mrs Jones: "He is very ill, indeed." "Worse than he was?" Oh, yes the nurse says he is beyond the reach of doctors now." I'm glad to hear it." What ?:' I'tri glad to hear it. Now, if you can only keep him beyond their teach, I think he will get well rapidly." AN EXPLICIT WOMAN.—A gentleman from Phiiadeipina went to Austin, Texas, not long since, and had a commission from a lady to her brother, which he was anxious to carry out at once, Where will I find Mr B., who is in the grocery business?" he asked of an Au3tinite. i; There are two brothers of that name, both in the grocery business," was the reply. Which do you wish to see?" "I mean the one that has a sister in Philadelphia." SHE WENT ON.-Slle began in a shy, shrinking, stammering sort of way, and his heart gave a great leap-year bound, for he loved the girl with that mad devotion which heiresses alone can inspire. But he was too poor to say so. Er- Mr Sampson," she said, I trust that you will pardon me—er—that is. overlook what I-urn-if you would consider-" Then she stopped in shy di-tress. Pray go on, Miss Clam," he said hoarsely, at the same time hitching his chair; you were about to say-" "I was about to say, Mr Sampson, that our clock is nearly an hour slow, and it is really getting very late." A WOMAN'S WHIM.—"Is it tru-V inquired Mr Madison Squeer of Mr Upson Downes, "that you are engaged to old Sheckles's widow ?" \ep," replied Mr Downes. Well, Upson," continued his friend, we've known each other so many years that perhaps you won't mind my asking how an unattractive, impecunious social tramp like you has managed to get the richest and prettiest widow in the market?" Blest if I know, Maddy," replied Downes, frankly; it was her suggestion, you know. "Her sugges- tion "Yep." "Did she give any reason ? No-o-o-o, I believe not-oh, yes, she said she wanted me for a pendant to a Chinese god that she bought at the Morgan sale." THE DRUMMER GOT LEFT.—A Scotch story is that of a diminutive drummer in a local brass band, who was in the habit, when out parading with his comrades, of walking by sound and not by sight, owing to his drum being so high that he was unable to see over it. Ihe band, on Satur- day afternoons, paraded usually in one direction, but the other day the leader thought he would change tho route a little, and turned down a by street. The drummer, unaware of this movement, kept on his accustomed way, drumming as hard as ever he could. By and by, after finishing his part and not hearing the others; he stopped, and, pushing his drum aside, he looked to see what was the matter. His astonishment may be imagined at finding that be was alone. Hae he cried to some bystanders, "has any o' ye seen a band hereaboot?" TO A TELEPHONE GIRL. Her pleasant voice I know full well I no'er have seeti her face, But I am certain it will tell Of gentleness and grace. I do not even know her name Her age I do not know, And, if I chance to speak, the same Brief answer comes-" Hello Tis sad to be a number, when One's heart is so enthralled- To her I'm only "Sixteen," No odds now often called. I sometimes have a mad desire To ask her to be mine I know she simply would inquire— Won't you kep off the line?" There's one resort, I know, to stay My reason on its throne; I'i! send this order in to-day Ttke out my telephone
DEATH OF THE LORD-LIEUTEN- ANT OF CARDIGANSHIRE. We regret to announce the death of Colonel Edward Lewis Pryse, the Lord-Lieutenant of Cardiganshire, which took place on Tuesday morning at his residence, Peithyll, near Aberyst- with. The deceased gentlemau was the second son of the late Pryse Pryse, Esq., M.P., of Gogerddan, by his second wife, Jane, daughter of Peter Cavallier, Esq., of Whitby. Colonel Pryse was born in 1817. He represented Cardigan district in Parliament from 1857 to 1868, being thrice returned unopposed. Formerly he was captain in the 6th Dragoon Guards. Colonel Pryse was a staunch Liberal in politics, and was president of the Cardiganshire Liberal Association. He was exceedingly popular amoug all classes of the community, and the intelligence of his somewhat sudden demise will be received with universal regret. By virtue of his position as Lord-Lieutenant, Colonel Pryse was empowered to elevate suitable gentlemen to the mnsristerial bench. This exalted prerogative was exercised by him in a most impartial manner, as is evidenced by the present constitution of the commission of the peace in Cardiganshire, which offers a favourable contrast to that of neighbouring counties.
THE CONWIL CHAPEL SCANDAL. HOWBLLS V. THOMAS. -It maybe remembered that on the last motion day of last sittings Mr William Pearson, Q C., appeared before Mr Justice Stirling in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice in support of a very urgent motion in relation to a matter which lie stated was caus ng a scandal throughout the whole princi- pality, and which related to a dispute between two parties of the trustees and congregation of Hermon Chapel, Conwil, near Carmarthen, and the motion by the plaintiff was to restrain the defendants from interfering with the trustees in possession of the chapel, or from interfering with the lay minister of the chapel in the performance of rlivitie service. On that occasion his lordship expressed the opinion that it was very undesirable that a case of this kind should come into court, and a suggestion was thrown out on behalf of the plaintiff, as there was another chapel (not now in use) about twenty yards off the chapel which was the subject of the motion, that an arrangement should be come to between the parties that the one party should occupy one chapel and the other party the other chapel at such limes that the two congrega- tions should not disturb each other. It was also suggested that it was a proper case for arrange- ( ment. The hearing of the motion, it was said, would occupy a considerable time. and it was, therefore, ordered to stand over until these sittings.—The case was mentioned on Tuesday by Mr Graham Hastings, Q.O., who said terms had been arranged which would dispose of the whole action—to choose an umpire it was emineutly a case to be decided by other people, as it turned npon a Congregational doctrine.—Mr Pearson, Q.C., who appeared again for the plaintiff, said tuat as yet he had not seen the terms of the arrangement. Later in the morning he said he was now prepared to intorm his lordship that the terms arranged between the parties were that four Congregational ministers should be appointed on each side, and that these e ght gentlemen should appoint an umpire on or before next Saturday, and in the event of their not making such appoint- ment in the time specified, that the umpire should be nominated by his lordsliip.-His Lordship acquiesced, and granted liberty to apply in chambers if the matter were not settled by Saturday. J
JUVENILE DEPRAVITY AT I ABERDARE, Robert Evans, a boy of ten years, was charged at Aberdare police-court on Tuesday-before Mr North, Mr Rhys, Mr D. E. Williams, and Mr D. P. Davies—with stealing a watch and two albert chains, said to be worth 20<, belonging to David J. Meredith, collier, Curre-street, Aberaman, on the 24,;)¡ instant. Complainant said the boy told a pltltul story to his aunt about his having had to ¡ leave his home, and he was permitted to stay in the house and sleep with complainant. On Friday the watch and the chains were missed. P.C. William Adams arrested the boy on Friday even- ing at his father's lodgings, and he admitted the offence, saying, "My father told me to steal a watch—the first one I could see., and he would give me 2s for doing it." When his father was brought into his presence at the police-station he retracted this allegation. The father now said the boy had opportunities of schooling, but he gave a great deal of trouble. Defendant was sent to prison for ten days, and to a reformatory for five years.
I The Manchester Murder. I A NEW THEORY AS TO JACK- SON'S WHEREABOUTS. A new theory as to Jackson's whereabounts has been started. From various directions come the strange stocies of men whose conduct has attracted attentionrsad caused the police to be put upon their track, but it is plain that the crafty fugitive is not amolM such persons. He is too clever a ruffian to- allow any token of his recent crime to appear in His behaviour. There is no solitude like that of a great city, and it is more than probable that Jackson is still in Manchester, and that he will remain there until he surrenders himself to the police, or until the friend with whom he is lodging gets weary of his company. The police in England rarely arrest such men at large. While Lefroy was being looked for seven years ago, about 30 men were arrested on suspicion, though the real culprit was to be seen every day. Last year also it will be remembered the murderer of a young woman in Islington had several chats with the police as to the likelihood of his arrest being effected, and when at last, apparently tired out of waiting to be apprehended, he told a policeman who he was the policeman laughed and desired him to go about his business. Let us hope that a little more sagacity will be displayed in the search after Jackson. The Central News says that up to the present time all the efforts of the police to captrfre the convict murderer Jackson have proved futile. The London police have no intimation of the present whereabouts of the fugitive. The possibility of a reward being offered has been mentioned, but as yet the Government do not contemplate taking any such step, the offer of rewards for the apprehension of criminals having been practically discontinued. The probability of a sum for the purpose being raised privately has been discussed, but no definite steps have been taken towards carrying out the scheme. A notable circumstance not mentioned at the inquest on the murdered warden at Strangeways Gaol, Manchester, ha3 leaked out. It is reported that on the day prior to the murder of Webb, the warden who then had Jackson in charge while doing plumbing work on the matron's house suddenly perceived his prisoner stealthily attempt- ing to lock the door, and ordered him to desist. This strengthens the belief now entertained that the fatal attack on Webb and the ensuing escape Jackson were premeditated, and that the culprit craftily delayed the completion of the special work he was instructed with for three days in order to mature his plans.
"DUBLIN AND THE CRIMES ACT. I A Royal Proclamation. The Dublin Gazette of last night contained a proclamation placing the city of Dublin under the first section of the Criminal Law and Procedure Act. The section referred to authorises the Attorney-General to direct, by order in writing, a resident magistrate of whoso legal knowledge the Lord Chancellor shall be satisfied, to hold an inquiry relating to any offence to which the sec- tion applies, and concerning which a sworn informatiou has been made. A similar proclama- tion places the county of Dublin under the same section.
MEETING OF UNIONISTS IN I DUBLIN. Letter from Lord Hartington, A meeting of Liberal Unionists was held in Dublin, on Tuesday, to hear addresses from Mr Wodehouse, M.P., and Mr Craig Sellar, M.P. The following letter was read from Lord Harting- ton:- My dear Mr Kenny,—I am glad to hear of the Liberal Unionist meeting which is to be held in Dublin, at which two distinguished members of our party are to be present. I understand that one of the objects of the meeting will be to pro- mote such a practical co-operation in Irish local politics of the two sections of the Unionist pirty as has been established between them in Parliament, to the great advantage of the cause of the Union, and the evident disappoint- ment and annoyance of the Home Rule leaders. I wish all success to the Liberal Unionists of Dublin in this effort, which seems to me to be dictated by sound considerations of policy. I think that I may also congratulate them on the improved position of affairs, which has resulted from the evident determination of Parliament to assert the authority of the law, and the rigour with which the executive Government has made use of the powers entrusted to it. I trust that the time may not be far distant when it may be in the power 3f Parliament again to direct its attention to measures, not of a repressive character, but of permanent improvement but I feel convinced that Irish Liberal Unionists will not, in the anxiety with which they await this time, shut their eyes to the danger of placing new weapons in the hands of their opponents until the authority and supremacy of the law have been established beyond the possibility of doubt.— Yours, HARTINGTON." Mr Goschen wrote :—" I am very glad to hear that our friends propose to hold a Liberal Unionist meeting in Dublin to-morrow, and that Mr Craig Sellar and Mr Wodehouse are to be present at it. You could not have two more sturdy champions of the Unionist cause. That cause made a great step forward when a magnificent meeting was held in Dublin last year in support of the Union. It was, however, only a beginning, though a most encouraging one, of what must be done by Dublin Unionists. With much sympathy and confidence do Unionists on this side of the water watch the energy with which you are pressing forward on the lines thus initiated, and developing the advantage thus gained. It is of immense importance that the British public should have steadily and constantly kept before it evidence of the great and too often amount of Unionist feeling which existed even in the headquarters of Nationalism.—G.J. GOSOHEN." Mr WODEHOUSE, M.P., urged Irish Unionists to leave no stone unturned to defeat a common foe and avert a common danger. Home Rule was not the original conception of Mr Gladstone, but was Mr Parnell's panacea for the ills of Ireland, and the government of Ireland under a Home Parliament would simply mean the government of Mr William O'Brien, and men like him. Glad- stonianism was now a thing of the past, for it had been swallowed up by Parnellism. Mr CRAIG SELLAR, M.P., spoke in favour of private bill legislation for Scotland and Ireland being conducted in those countries, instead of at Westminster.
THE WELSH GOLD MINES. I A Protest against Crown Interference. A great public meeting was held at Dolgelly Public-hall on Tuesday night, to protest against the royalty claims of the Government at the Welsh gold mines. Mr Vaughan, a leading landed proprietor, presided, and letters approving of the object of the meeting were received from the Lord-Lieutenant of the county. Mr R. D. Price, Lord Harlech, Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, Mr T. E. Ellis, M.P., and others. Mr Pritchard- Morgan, the owner of the Mount Morgan Mine, delivered a telling speech, in which he acknow- ledged the wilhugness of the Government to develop the gold-mining industry in Wales, and went on to argue that unless the existing restric- tions of one-thirtieth royalty were removed, gold mining would be rendered very difficult. Speculators would have to lessen their capital annually to meet the complications of finance. Favourably dealt with, Welsh gold mining would undoubtedly pay at Gwynfynydd. The initial yield of gold in October last was loz 5iwts to the ton. The last yield assessed by the Bink of England assayers was 8oz 16dwts to the ton and that day they had yet more satisfactory results at the mine, whiie one day last week a mass of crumbling material had yielded actually 50 per cent of gold. The Government must meet private enterprise in this matter generously, for in the Australian colonies speculation had been fatally handicapped even with small exactions. He did not wonder at the phlegmatic tendencies of the authorities they were absorbed in the political vortex. If he had failed in this Gwynfynedd enterprise and gone to the Government with his griefs, they would have simply laughed at him for having attempted to succeed where they themselves had signally failed after many long years of effort. He had perfect confidence, nevertheless, in the Government. That they would make gold mining m Wales an im- possibility, so as to pauperise a population which had this rich outlet for its wealth, and place an embargo on great commercial development, was, despite appearances, an impossible supposition.— A resolution was passed authorising Sir Richard Wyatt to arrange for a meeting with Mr Goschen to discuss the matter, and nlso on the Lands and Forests Commissions. Tho magistrates of Merio- neth and the Welsh members of Parliament will be asked to act on the deputation.
EISTEDDFOD AT HAVERFORD. I WEST. First Day's Proceedings. A two-day eisteddfodi arranged in aid of the Pembrokeshire and Haverfordwest Infirmary, commenced at Haverfordwest on Tuesday morn- ing. The affair was arranged on a large scale, and an important adjunct to the attractions of the eisteddfod proper was provided in a fine art and industrial exhibition of considerable extent, arranged in the massive hall contiguous to the eisteddfod ground. The committee 10 charge of the affair was large and influential, with the Mayor (MrT. Rule Owen) as chairman, Mr Lewis Roberts treasurer, and Mr W. Owen, St. Martin's- crescent, as hon. secretary. A marquee to accommodate 4,000 persons was erected by Smart, of Cardiff, on the Jubilee Grounds. The weather, which was promising in the morning, turned dull and cloudy towards noon, and perhaps interfered with the attendance, The eisteddfod commenced shortly after eleven o'clock under the presidency of Mr W. Davies, M.P. The adjudicators were:—Literary: Rev Chancellor Phillips, M.A., Mr Lewis Morris, M.A., Mr G. Leader Owen, J.P., Rev T. Witton Davies, B. A., and Glanffrwd. MuFic: Messrs D. Jenkins, Mus, Bac. (Cantab), Aberystwith; i\ J. Greenish, Mus. Bac., Cantab, F.C.O., A.R.A.M., London; and Eos Morlais, Swansea. Art, &c.: Mr T. H. Thomas, R.C.A., Cardiff, and others unnamed. Conductor: Glanffrwd. Accompanist for the day: Miss Janie White, Haverfordwest. The President's opening re- marks were brief and of a general character, and the competitions immediately proceeded. The awards were:- Tenor solo, The soft southern bre ze (Barnby), 25s, two competitors Mr J Morgan, Carmar- then. Epitaph on the late Dr Brown, 21s; 13 competitors Rev T Lewis, Manchester. Quartette, And God shall wipe away all tears" (Dr F R Greenish), B2 2s two parties Mr Jas Morgan and party, Carmarthen. Translation of Welsh hymn, 21s 18 competitors; Rev T Lewis, Manchester. Tonortiict bass duet, Go, baffled coward" (Handel), B2 2^; Messrs T Conwil Evans and Jas Morgan, Carmarthen. Playing at sig.it (pianoforte), 10s 61; Mr Henry James Best, Narberth. Contralto solo, 0. thou afflicted" (Benedict). Only two survived the preliminary wee ing in this most trying contralto solo. Prize 25s, Miss M. M. Davies ( Vlair Arfon), Carmarthen. Essay, Pembrokeshire, as it was, is, and might be," S5 5s, Mr W. C. Harries, Pembroke, who was the only competitor. Trio, I.ift thine eyes" (Mendelssohn), 92 5s, Miss Perkins (Maenclochog) and party. Metrical versifica- tion of Moses* song, 21s 17 competitors. Hev T. Lewis, Manchester Independent College. Brass band competition, War Man h," one entry, Haverfordwest Volunteer Band (conductor, Mr John- son). ltecitatiol1," In the Children's Hospital (Ten- nyson), Miss Maud Thomas, Haverfordwest. Part song, "The Silent Land (one party), P,4-Narbarth puty (Mr J. B. Williams, leader). Eos Morlais said the adjudicators thought the party only w rtliy of half the prize, but the committee in. sisted upon giving the whole of it. I GRAND CHORAL COMPETITION. The chie r competition of the day was in the rendering of" Hallelujah, rhine is the H.Ingdom" ($pohr).for a. prize of 22b and a baton to the conductor, choirs not to number le's than 80 or more than 100. Five com- peted, in the following order Narberth Choral Union, Llanstadwell Choir, Elvet Choir, Haver- ford west Choral U nion, and Haverfordwest United Choir. Mr D. Jenkins gave the adjudication, and minutely criticized the performances of the several choirs. He said that the first (Narberth) gave the most correct rendering as to time and tune. Tnat choir was the best, but it was hardly worthy of the prize. Ttie committee was, however, anxious that the prize should be awarded. Any chorus from Handel would be less difficult than that of Spohr, and taking that into consideration, perhaps the choirs had done the best that could be expected of untrained voices under the circumstances. The leader of the Nat berth choir (Mr J. B. Williams) was invested amid applause. Mr LEWIS MORRIS, M.A., said he expected to be present to give his adjudication on the competi- tions for the epitaph on the late Dr Brown. He thought the winning competition was a very fine work, so far as it went, and he hoped it would be published. The same thing might be said of the epitaph of the late Sir J. H. Scourfield, which would come in to-morrow. A great many people thought the eisteddfod was purely awelshinatitu. tion. So it was; but those people went a great deal further, and said that no one except Welsh and Welsh-speaking people should take part in them at all. That view he had always combatted, and should always combat to the end of time. There was no reason why they, who were as much Welsh as anyone, should not avail themselves of all methods of cultivation which were perhaps primarily Welsh in their origin. He hoped that they in little England beyond Wales would continue to use the methods of cultivation which had been used with such excellent results in other parts of Wales. He bad just visited their art exhibition, and was glad to see that they had that adjunct to the eisteddfod proper. He had lately been preaching up the cultivation of art. Beautiful as music and the art of music is, and although music must form the staple of eisteddfodic meetings, yet there was no reason why they should not cultivate more than they did the other generous and liberal arts. There was no reason why they should not have, in con- nection with their eisteddfodic meeting-, art sections and industrial exhibitions. Their ex- hibition that day was very creditable. He was surprised to find that such fine cloth could be made at Narberth as was there shown. There were some creditable paintings and one or two carvings of much excellence. If they attempted to hold an eisteddfod on the other side of Offa's Dyke they would not have better carvings or more artistic results than were shown in that department that day. As they went on and practised they would no doubt reach a higher level still, and obtain results more satisfactory even than at present." (Applause.) THE ART AND INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION. I This exhibition is laid out with great taste in the Masonic-hall, and consists of two sections— one on loau and the other for competition. Amongst the former are ancient rifles and oil paintings from Picton Castle a large and varied collection of oil painting, by Moreland, lent by Mr W. Davies, M.P. the mayorial chain, presented last year by Mr G. Leader Owen and Lady Maxwell to the Corporation of Haverford- west the skin and head of an Indian tiger shot by Mr W. H. Greenish the skin of a python shot in Zululand by Captain Ciarke. Amongst the other foreign curiosities are a Persian tray, lent by Captain Clarke, and a quilt from the King of Delhi's palace, lent by Mr E. E. Evans and the antiquities include ancient oil paintings a copper kettle supposed to be 400 years old, lent by Mr J. Sweeney the Haverfordwest Corpoiation maces, dated 1630 and the old town stocks, Drunkards, beware I" Mr T. H. THOMAS, the adjudicator in the Art section, spoke for some time on art and artistic Welshmen, and urged, as a better cry than Wales for the Welsh," the larger aim of England for the Welsh.Tiie prizes, which were open to amateur artists and students resident in South Wales, were awarded as follow :— Oil painting from nature, ',I ias Thomas, Uzmaston; oil painting from copy. Miss Howelis, Goat-street, Haverfordwest water colour from nature, Miss Bevan, Hay Christmas card, original design, Miss Bevan. Confined to students of the Haverfordwest Art School.—Oil painting from nature. Miss Howelis, Goat- strtOet; painting on china. Nemo (proper name un- known) special for crayon drawing, Miss Carter. Confined to students and amateurs resident in Pembrokeshire. Oil painting from nature, Tenby (name unknown); oil painting from copy. ditto water. colour from copy, Miss Davies, Hill-street College, Haverfordwest oil painting on terra-cotta, Gipsie (name unknown) special prize. Miss Howells; pen and ink drawing, divided between Seaweed and Cardy (un- known). Confined to residents in Pembrokeshire.—Art needle- work-Suzor (unknown). Floral carving ip stone-J Morgan, Prendergast, Haverfordwest. Graining, imitation of any wood-J Davies, City-road. Orna- mental sign painting-H K Lloyd, Towerhill, Haver- fordwest. Handwriting for Kills under 14—Martha (name unknown). Set of shoes for carriage horse8 Prize divided between Nelson and Finished (names unknown). Fretwork, primrose and dressing-tllble- (unknown). Half-dozen wooden spoons-Newfound- land (name unknown).
THE ILLNESS OF MR BRIGI-IT. I A telegram received from Rochdale, and timed eleven o'clock Tuesday morning, stated that the attack of congestion of the lungs from which Mr John Bright was suffering had moderated, but that the right hon. gentleman was still weak. Mrs Clark, Mr Bright's eldest daughter, arrived at one on Tuesday moraing. When Dr Hayle saw Mr Bright in the afternoon be was found to be better in every way. His temperature the previous night was 102, but by Monday morning it bad fallen to 100, and a report received in the afternoon stated that he was again slightly better. He has not been well during the past fortnight, and it is thought that be has caught several chills. His ailment has been a. serious congestion of the left lung, and it is said that he cannot leave his bpd for a considerable time, while he will be unable at best to go Gut of doors for several weeks. The most serious sign is his extreme weakness. Many telegrams of inquiry, arid expressing sym- pathy, have been received at One Ash, one of these messages being from the Prince of Wales. Our Manchester correspondent, telegraphing on Tuesday night, says:—Mr Bright's illness is so serious as to cause great; anxiety to his family, though there was a gratifying improvement in his condition on Tuesday. During Monday night he was at first restless, but later he slept soundly for four hours, the result being that the fever abated. A good deal of danger is in his physical weakness. It is long since he was in fairly robust health. Although weak, lie walked from his re- sidence, One Ash, on Sunday morning to the Friends' Meeting Houae in George- street, and this without bis great coat. On Monday morning, after his ordinary bath, he was seized with a shivering fit, the first symptoms of his present illness, Mr John Albert Bright, his eldest son, reached Rochdale from Blackpool about half-past ten in the forenoon, and at once telegraphed back to Blackpool for Dr Hayle, Mr Bright's medical adviser, who was spending a short holiday at the seaside. Dr Hayle returned at once, and found Mr Bright sitting up. On examining him Mr Hayle saw that he was sufferingfrom congestion of the lungs, and he at once advised him to go to bed. Under the most favourable conditions be will be confined to bed for several weeks. For a fortnight he has taken but little food. His present nourishment is chi, Ily milk, which he takes readily. Although suffering no actual pain, Mr Bright is troubled with coughing. A later telegram from Rochdale says:—When Mr Bright was visited by Dr Hayle at eight o'clock he was found to be much improved. He had slept well during the day. The temperature was lower, being 99. On the previous night it was 101. This lowering of temperature in the evening i tegarded as an exceptionally good sign. M
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THE REPRESENTATION OF ROATH WARD. Resignation of Councillor Kennard I We regret to learn that Mr E. F. Kennard has determined to tender his resignation of hit seat in the Cardiff Town Council. Mr Kennard was elected a representative of the Roath Ward in November last. and as a member of several committees of the corporation, and also in the town council itself, he has proved himself a zealous worker and a devoted representative of an important constituency. Mr Kennard's resolve to relinquish his seat is, we understand, attribut- able to his finding that his many business claims prevent his continuing to devote that time and attention to municipal affairs which he considers a representative should be prepared to give. A formal letter of resignation from Mr Kennard will be read to the town council at the meeting to be held on Friday.
.to THE NEWPORT TRAGEDY. 1 THE INQUEST. I Verdict of Manslaughter. I An inquest was held at the Talbot Hotel, Newport, on Tuesday, before Mr Martin Edwards, coroner, on the body of Elizabeth Channon, married woman, 32 years of age, living at 23, Dolphin-street, Piilgwenlly, who died in conse- quence of a blow struck her by Ralph Jones, her nephew, who resides with his parents next door, under circumstances already briefly reported. Mr Lyndon Moore appeared to watch the case ou behalf of the accused man Jones. The first witness called was Frederick Channon, the husband of the deceased. He said that Mrs Jones came into the house on Friday morning, and that deceased complained to her that a window broken overnight was some of her beautiful son's work." Mrs Jones must have told her son about this, for shortly afterwards, whilst deceased and witness were sitting at the table partaking of breakfast, Ralph Jones came to the front door and exclaimed, Mrs Channon, if you say I broke your window I'll knock your nose off." Deceased went out to answer him, and witness followed and threatened the nephew if he laid hands on his wife. The quarrel appeared to have subsided, and witness went back into the room, but he had not been there two minutes when he heard people exclaim- ing in the street, and, going into the passage, saw the deceased in the act of falling on the pavement. When she was picked up life was extinct. Witness ran for a doctor, and, seeing a policeman, directed him to take the nephew into custody. The nephew in the meantime bad offered to fight him. James Stock, pipe moulder, 67, Dolphin-street, was sitting reading by the window, when his wife, who was standing by the door, called to him to look at the quarrel. The deceased struck Jones two or three times in the face; and then Jones struck the deceased, as it seemed to witness, near the ear. Deceased stood for about half a minute, and then staggered and fell. She was carried indoors, and Jones walked away, first of all into his own residence, and afterwards into a neigh- bour's, where he was apprehended. In reply to the jnry, witness was confident two or three blows were given, and said he saw after Jones was arrested that his lip was swollen. By Mr Moore: Jones stepped back as he was struck, and deceased followed him up and struck again.—The Coroner: But he was not in a corner; there was the whole roadway for him to retire; wasn't there ?—Witness Yes. Emily Channon, sister-in-law, living in the same house as deceased, said Jones passed the window w singing, and when his mother asked deceased who had broken the window deceased replied, in a jest, that perhaps it was her beautiful ,on. Witness was at the front window putting a tape in the curtain when the quarrel occurred. She did not see deceased strike Jones, but she saw Jones strike deceased twice in the face. Deceased put her hands up. The second blow was a right- handed one, and witness exclaimed to her husband, 011, there's a terrific blow he's been and bit her on the side ot the face." Witness ran out and gave deceased water to drink, but found that she was dead. Deceased fell on her face and turnea over. Mr Robert Cooke, surgeon, said he was called to see the deceased, and found that life was extinct. On the following day he made a post- mortem examination. There was a faint dis- coloration on the outside of the left side of the neck, but 01. removing the scalp and getting down to it, he found on the under surface what, had the woman lived, would have been a very extensive bruise, as there were 200 or 300 pin-point eruptions of blood. The vessels of the head were full of blood, and at the junction of the brain with the spinal cord he found two extravasations of blood. The one on the left ssde was larger than that on the right. On removing the brain from the skull he found a dislocation of the neck. That dislocation, which could have been produced by a direct blow behind and underneath the ear, caused death. On examining the heart, he found both ventricles filled with fluid, such as was found in hanging. In tact, death in this instance was caused in a similar manner to hanging, with the exception of the rope not being used. By Mr Moore: The dislocation of the spinal column could be caused by a fall, if a person fell on the edge of a stone or pavement. If there bad been no bruise on the neck, he could not have told what produced the dislocation. Elizabeth Fowler, a married neighbour, living on the opposite side of the street, also spoke to seeing the quarrel, and proved that deceased struck her nephew and P.C. Reynolds spoke to the apprehension of Jones. The latter said, She struck me first;" &nd showed him his lip; but when he learned that his aunt was dead, he seemed very much cut up, and sobbed all the way to the police office. Witness examined the prisoner's lip, but could see nothing the matter with it. The Coroner summed up, and said that whether the dislocation was caused by the blow or by the fall was not material, because the aot in either case was an unlawful one. The difference between murder and manslaughter was simply one of whether malice was present or absent, but the law always assumed malice, leaving it for the accused to prove that there was none. It was shown that Jones received two or three blows in the face, and those might, in the opinion of the jury, be sufficient to justify them in saying that he struck her the blow which caused death, not maliciously, but in a sudden excess of anger. The jury at once returned a verdict of Man- slaughter," and the coroner made out a warrant in this form. Prisoner is already under remand by the borough magistrates.
THE BATHING SEASON AT I NEWPORT. I The First Fatality. I An inquest was held at the Talbot Hotel, on Tuesday afternoon, before Mr Coroner Edwards, on the body of John Llewellyn, 16 years of age, employed on board a tugboat, who lost his life whilst bathing in the Ebbw, near Tredegar Park, on Saturday afternoon. A younger brother of the deceased said that a number of lads were bathing at the spot. His brother got out of his depth, and, not being able to swim, shouted for help. The only lad present who could swim went to his rescue, but deceased, in struggling, struck him in the face and pushed him away. He failed to get him out of his peril. Samuel Fairfax was called to the spot some time afterwards, and dived several times into a 16ft hole to find deceased's hands outstretched. The Coroner complimented Fairfax ou his having dived seven times into the basin or hole. The jury returned a verdiot of Accidental death." I
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IMPORTANT PROPERTY SALE AT COWBRIDGE. I On Tuesday Mr D. T. Alexander (of the firm of Stephenson ana Alexander) disposed of a number of lots of land and houses, situate in the parishes of Llanmaes, Llautwit Major, Llanblethian, St. Mary Hill, and Llanharran, in the county of Glamorgan, and the property of the Marquis of Bute. Several lots were sold by private contract prior to the auction, it being an instruction that the tenants should have an opportunity of pur- chasing their holdings. As many of the lots were in small parcels properly enclosed, many of the tenants availed themselves of the opportunity, thus giving practical effect to the desire of the labouring classes to avail themselves of the benefits of small allotments. There were in all 76 lots, and the prices obtained were very good, the attendance being exceptionally large, and the bidding brisk. Among the purchasets were Mr E. W. Miles, solicitor, C"wbridfe, who bought a cottage and garden of 19 perches for JB22, and land at St. M iry-hill, 10a 3r 6p, for 2300 Mr Edward Morgan, of Ystrad, bought ruins of barn «nd yard and 21 perches of land for B25, Lot 32, cowhouse and yard at Cowbridge, was pur- chased by Mr John Thomas, auctioneer, Cow- bridge, for £ 19; lot 40. a public-house (" Cross Inn ") and garden, for 262; Mr John Thomas, of Galltcwm, bought a gtrdei), lr 2p, for £ 25; lot 43, a cottage and 14 perches garden, was bought by Mr Henry Preston for £ 45 a cottage and garden, 24 perches, at Fisher's-bridge, was sold to the Rev Lewis Morgan, St. Hilary, for £ 62. The other lots were minor ones, and fetched various prices.
THREATS TO EXTORT MONEY. At the Old Bailey, on Tuesday, A. Emmanuel, proprietor of the Stock Exchange Times, was indicted for threatening to publish certain things respecting John Burbidge, advertising agent, with intent to extort money. Counsel stated that the defendant declared that unless the plaintiff gave him a certain advertisement he would pillory him in the Stock Exchange Times. The jury found the defendant guilty, and he was ordered to enter into recognisances to come up for judgment if required and to refrain from annoying Mr Burbidge.
RHONDDA HOUSE COAL MINERS' ASSOCIATION. Tfie mass meeting of the Rhondda house-coal men, originally fixed to be held on the summit of Trebanog Mountain on Monday next, has been adjourned until further notice, this being rendered necessary owing to a conference of the South Wales Miners' Federation being held at Aberdare on the 11th proximo.
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UNIONIST M P.'S AND THE COMPENSATION GLAUSES. At a meeting of temperance delegates at Penzance, on Tuesday, Mr Bolitho, M.P., Unionist representative of St. Ives Division, said he could not adopt the compensation clauses, and would be compelled to vote against the Govern- ment. His declaration was received with long" continued cheering. It is reported that Mr Bickford Smith and Mr Leonard Courtney, twO other Unionist members for Cornish conalituenciess will do the same.
WILLIAM HANCOCK AND COMPANY, LIMITED. The Amalgamation Scheme. An extraordinary general meeting of the above company was held at the West Bute Dock Ware- houses, Cardiff, on Tuesday morning. Mr William Hancock, the chairman of the company, stated that the meeting had been called for the purpose of consulting the shareholders on a matter of great importance, which the directors had already cousented to, and, indeed, contracted for, subject to the approval of this meeting. This was no less than the purchase, or, as be preferred to call it, the amalgamation of another brewery business with their own. The business in question was that carried on by Messrs Dowson Brothers, at the Phoenix Brewery, Cardiff. It was not so large as the company's, but it would make a great addition to the company's present trade, and the amalgamation of the two presented many advantages which could perhaps be mors aptly described by Mr Gaskell, Messrs Hancock's managing director at Cardiff. He (Mr Hancock) m ght say that Messrs Dowson had been amongst their principal competitors, and that they had carried on their business in so careful and upright a manner that they bad built up for it an excellent character and reputation. On the whole, the directors could not avoid the conclusion that theamalgamation would result in a concern of the greatest possible stability. He would alsi say that Messrs Dowson had in the most handsome and unreserved manner permittefi Mr Gaskell to assure himself of the character and extent of their business, and the profits which had annually accrued therefrom. Speaking generally, he was assured by Mr Gaskell that on the basis of the proposed terms they would stand, with reference to this new acquisition, as nearly as possible in the siiine position as they stood with reference to their own when it became a limited company —that it presented as good a security for the capital to be subscribed, and offered the certainty, so far as such things can be certain, of earning ag good a diiidend-so that if they were satisfied with the clndition and prospects of their company, the meeting could hardly fail to be satisfied with the proposed amalgamation. He (Mr Hancocks might here say that the first year's trading ol their compaiy would end on Thursday next, and that, although the directors could not give the exact results lor some weeks, until the books had been balanced and audited, they were enabled to assure th# shareholders that the results would fully bear out eve.y representation made in the prospectus. The proposed purchase was a matter of large dimensions in itself, and of great importance to the future of the company, and it ought therefore not be undertaken without every possible consideration being bestowed upon it. He now asked Mr Gaskell to read the contract with Messrs Dowson Bros., aftei which he invited shareholders to make observations, and to ask for further information -Mr Gaskell having read the contract for the purchase of Messrs Dowsons' business, and having satisfactorily and at some length replied to tb6 numerous inquiries of the shareholders present, it was finally resolved, on the motion of Mr Charles Jenkins, of the Cottage Hotel, Cardiff, seconded by Mr J. H. Marriott, of Bristol, that the on* tract be adopted, and on the motion of Mr V. Trayes, of Penarth, seconded by Mr Henry Jefferies, of Penarth, that the directors be authorised to issue new shares in order to carry out the purchase.—The meeting closed with a vote of thanks to the chairman. There was a large attendance of shareholders. The number ot shares represented personally was 4,531, and by proxy 4,140-total, 8,671. The number of share* in the company is 10,000.
A DANGER AT NEWPORT DOCKS An inquest was held at the Talbot Hotel- Newport, on Tuesday, before Mr Coronel Edwards, on the body of John Williams, seamaui 35 years of age, who died in the infirmary ic consequence of injuries received at the Alexandra Dock. It appeared that deceased, described as stout, strong man, was returning to his steamer. the Inchrona, lying in the Alexandra Dock, whefi as he was crossing the railway near the dock- gates, he stumbled over a check-rail and fell 011 the other metals of the crossing, fracturing twC ribs. He was sober at the time, and was carrying a bundle of charts. He was able to walk aboard, but after remaining there some hours he got rapidly worse, and was carried ashore by the mate ani another man, in a state of collapse. Fro (11 the shock he died.—The Coroner complained tlitt no witness was present from the ship, which sailed the same evening for the West Indies, and directed that Dock-officer Chamberlain should be provided with summonses to detain any necessary witness in future cases.—The jury returned all open verdict.
SUICIDE NEAR MONMOUTH. On Monday evening, John Dexter (30). -1 gardener in the employ of the Arci,(It Pelham, Penalt, near Monmouth, shot himself in the head with a pistol whilst on one of tbe out. buildings. Dr George Willis, Monmouth, wa3 speedily in attendance, but nothing could be doii" for the poor fellow, who died five hours after 116 fired the bullet.
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