THE PRIME MINISTER.—Mr. Gladstone (says the Church Herald) is reported to have intimated to one of his recently-created Roman Catholic peers, a warm supporter in the House of Lords, that when the Ecclesiastical Titles Bill is repealed, her Majesty will graciously receive the Roman Catholic prelates of Eng- land at Court, in the same manner as bishops of the Church of England. AN "INDIGNATION" MEETING.—On Tuesday night, one of the most moisy meetings held in London for many years occupied the area of St. James's-hall, Piccadilly, under the presidency of Mr. Thomas Chambers, M.P. It was called as an "indignation meeting," in the names of the chairman, Mr. Samuel Morley, M.P., and others, to protest against the unconstitutional policy of the House of Lords in rejecting Bills repeatedly passed by the representatives of the people in the House of Com- mons, and to demand the immediate removal of the Bishops from the House of Lords. Not one of the Parliamentary sponsors to the meeting was present beyond the chairman, who was supported by Mr. Whalley MP., and Mr. M Carthy Downing. The meeting w as one of great uproar and confusion, and the "resolutions" "moved" or "passed" are not worth re- C°FL<>GGING IN THE NAVY.—A Parliamentary re- turn moved for by Mr. Otway, shows that in the three year's 1867, 18G8, aud 18G9, 238 seamen and 6G marines suffered corporal punishment. Tnirty of the sentences were by court-martial; in 161 cases the punishment was ordered by a captain commanding, in 86 by a com- mander commanding, and in 27 by a lieutenant com- manding. In 45 cases the sentance was for theft; in 200 for "insubordination in nine for disgraceful con- duct; in 28 for desertion in 20 for drunkenness and smuggling liquor in two for fighting. Twenty-five of the summary punishments were in ships whose comple- ment was 25 to GO 38 of the summary and one of the court-martial sentences in ships of 60 to 120 84 sum- mary and seven court-martial sentences in ships of 120 to 250 and the remaining 157 summary and 32 court- martial sentences in ships of 250 to 850 complement.
JSmjjptjial flaitliamcnt. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—MONDAY. The Speaker took the chair at four o'clock. MISCELLANEOUS. After a number of notices of motions and replies to questions had been disposed of, the order of the day came on for the second reading of THE BALLOT BILL. Mr. LIDDELL complained that the supply of legis- lation under the present Government was greatly in excess of the demand, as shown by the disinclination to discuss this measure, and argued that the interests of the country would in nowise suffer if the Bill were postponed for two years longer. Colonel BARTTELOT said he had always opposed the Ballot, and should continue to do so. Mr. LOCKE KING gave his support to the measure. After a discussion the Bill was read a second time. THE LICENSING BILL. The House having gone into committee on the Exciseable Liquors Licensing Bill, Mr. BRUCE stated the nature and objects of the Bill. He said at the outset that, without going into all the questions surrounding and connected with the the evils of intemperance, he thought the House would agree with him that those evils were great ones, creat- ing a blot upon our social system and demanding legislation. Under the present system, far more licenses were issued than were necessary, the mode of issuing them was unsatisfactory. No sufficient guarantees were taken for the orderly conduct of the houses. The laws against adulteration were insuf- ficient and imperfect, and the hours during which the houses remained open admitted of reduction without unnecessarily interfering with the trade or the con- venience of the public. The present measure proposed to consolidate and amend the laws relating to the sale of excisable liquors, and principally affected the retail trade, only dealing with the wholesale trade where it was carried on in conjunction with the retail. The Bill proposed that the licensing jurisdiction should re- main substantially unaltered. There would be a license corresponding with the present publicans' general license, and a limited license, which would cor. respond with the beerhouse license, but including the sale of wines. Although the licensing jurisdic- tion would remain in the hands of the magistrates as at present, the area of jurisdiction would be sub-divided into licensing districts. The question of the number of licenses to be issued would be considered and determined apart from the question of their distribution, and. after the number was settled, the distribution would be made by sale to the highest bidder, the surplus proceeds to go to the public exchequer, the purchaser being at liberty to exercise the license wherever he might think fit within the district, subject to certain conditions. The Bill also proposed that certificates should be given of the fit- ness of the person licensed, the certificates being liable to forfeiture in the event of a prescribed number of convictions. There would be no appeal, as at present, from the licensing authority, except that in the num- ber of licenses to be granted in a particular district being determined by the magistrates, the decision might be challenged by a certain number of ratepayers who might obtain a vote of the ratepayers of the district generally—a majority of three-fifths of the ratepayers being able to settle the question of the number required, except in a new district, where there was no public-house, and in this case it was pro- posed that there should be no veto up to a certain standard. The license duty would be 5 per cent. on the poor rate assessment on the gross rental, but in no case should the value on which the charge was made be less than £150, nor more than .£300. There was power to appoint the manager who might be the holder of the license himself, and ihere waa also power to remove from one portion of a district to the other without the approval of the justices. Inns and eating- houses require special licenses. The conditions as to the inns being that liquor should not be sold by itself for mere drinking purposes, but to travellers or persoHS having their meals in the bouses, while in the case of eating-houses no spirits were to be sold. Railway re- freshment rooms would only be allowed to supply tra- vellers, and to sell liquors on the premises. With re- ference to the existiug public-houses, although it was an admitted fact that they were far too nume- rous, their diminution was not an easy matter, as it would be impossible to purchase the surplus out of the public exchequer, and it must be conceded that there was a vested interest involved in the matter. He proposed, first of all, to make such stringent police regulations as to the conduct of the bouses and the sale of adulterated liquors as would ne- cessarily in a short time put an end to a large number of them and, next, to substitute for theexisting anuual license to a term of ten years, subject to the moderate licensing duty of 2 per cent. on the gross value, the sum on which the percentage was charged being not less than JEuO-tior more than £300. The beerhouses would be entitled to a limited license. At the end of ten years the licenses of the existing houses would cease, and it would be for the justices then to deter- mine the number of licenses to be issued. With re- fereoce to the closing question, the bill proposed that during week days in the metropolis all licensed bouses should close at 12 o'clock, that in country towns they should be shut at 11 o'clock, and that in the rural districts the hour for closing should be 10; the hour of opening in all cases to be 7. On Sundays it was proposed to close all houses throughout the day, with the exception of the hours between 12 at noon and 3 in the afternoon, and 7 and 9 o'clock at night. There would also be power to grant six- day licenses. For offences against the license, the convictions were to be entered on the back of the license; aud if the penalty exceeded half what there was power to enforce, it was to be entered as the whole, and if less than half it was to be stated as half. Where the penalties amounted to £65 in three years, or to .£100 in tive years, the license was to be forfeited without option on the part of the authority. A traveller was defined by the BirJ as being a person not less than five miles from his own residence, the onus of proof to be on the part of the landlord, but there was a he-'vv penalty upon any one fradulently reo presenting himself as a traveller. There were heavy penalties on those who kept disorderly houses or who permitted drunkenness, as well as on the offence of drunkenness itself, which was subject to a fine of twenty shillings, and a term of imprisonment in default, the penalties being more severe in case of persons drunk under circumstances rendering their being in that state dangerous to themselves and the public. With reference to adulteration, it was provided that samples might be taKen and tested. For the first offence there was to be a heavy fine, with imprisonment for the second the license was to be withdrawn without option on the part, of the justices. The produce of the license duty was expected to be about £130,000 a year, and out of this it was proposed to appoint inspectors, to be distributed over districts in England and Wales, and a well-paid subsidiary force, having no connection with the police, to visit the licensed houses and see that the provisions of the Bill were properly enforced. The right hon. gentleman concluded by moving a resolu- tion upon which he proposed to found the Bill he had just. sketched to the House. The Bill was subjected to criticism by Sir W. Law- son, Sir Selwin Ilibetson, Mr. J. Locke, Mr. Straight, Mr. M'Lnren, Mr. R. N. Fowler, Mr. Alderman Law- rence, Colonel Beresford, Mr. Rylands, Mr. T. Cham- bers, Mr. Eykyn, and Mr. E. Smith, and Mr. Bruce having replied, the resolution was put aud agreed to; and the House resumed. The Marine Mutiny Bill was read a third time. Mr. GOSCH:X moved for leave to introduce a Bill to amend the law relating to rating and local govern- ment. The House shortly afterwards adjourned. TUESDAY. The Speaker took the chair shortly after two o'clock. MISCELLANEOUS. Mr. MIALL postponed his motion respecting the dis- establishment of the English Church. Mr. SEELEY gave notice that on the 2nd May he should give notice that it was desirable that the Post- master-General should propose to the Postmaster. General of the United States that the postage of letters between England and America should be re- duced from 3d. to Id. Mr. W. GREGORY said he would bring forward his motion relative to the capture of private property at sea on the 5th May. Mr. FLETCHER gave notice, 011 behalf of Sir W. Lawson, of his intention to move an address to the Queen to instruct the Foreign Secretary to enter into negotiations with the great powers of Europe with a view to secure a disarmament. Mr. GRAVES gave notice that on the second reading of the Compulsory Pilotage Abolition Bill he would move that in the opinion of the House the abolition should not lie obligatory on any port in which the pilotage authorities represented to the Board of Trade that danger to life and property might be apprehended from the existing system. The Marquis of "KAKTINGTO-V said he had seen a report purporting to contain the recommendations of the Westmeath Committee, but it was far from accurate. The report had not yet been printed, and it was not desirable that it should be printed until it could be accompanied by the evidence and the pro- ceedings of the committee. As soon as the entire report was laid 011 the table the Government would consider without delay the statement contained in it, and would state the course of action they recommended to lie taken upon it. Lord ENFIELD said the Government bad no informa- tion as to the iutention of the parties now in negotia- tion at Brussels in reference to the treaty of peace. It -was not true that the Dutch Government had demanded the adoption-of the principle of the respect of private property at sea in time of war, as well as an inter- national definition of articles of contraband of war. Mr. CARDWELL said it was the established rule, that when officers of regiments disbanded last year or pro- moted unattached to majorities or compauies were brought into service, they were placed at the bottom of the list of their respective rank. The Elections (Parliamentary and Municipal) Bill passed through committee pro forma, for the purpose of inserting amendments. The resolution passed on Monday night on which to j found a Bill for the amendment of the licensing system was brought up and agreed to. The adjourned debate on the second reading of the Inclosure Law Amendment Bill was resumed by Mr. FAWCETT, and after a long discussion the Bill was read a second time and referred to a select committee. The Trades Unions Bill as amended was agreed to. On the order for considering the Criminal Law Amendment Masters and Workman s Bill as amended, Mr. WLNTERBOTHAM said the Government proposed to omit from the Bill the words "Trades Unions," and to substitute the words Association" or Com. bination." After a debate, the Bill was ordered to be read a third time. Leave was given to Mr. Goschen to bring in Bills upon rating and local government and local taxation and to the Solicitor-General for Ireland to abolish Jln. prisonment for debt and for the punishment of fraudu- lent debtors (Ireland), aud to amend the law of bank- ruptcy in Ireland. The House adjourned at 7 o'clock until Monday, the 17th.
§:sti[ict JUius. ♦ BRIDGEND. BOARD OF HEALTH.—At the meeting of this board on Friday the He v. D. lioberts occupied t.he chair. There were also present Messrs. Yorath, Lloyd, David, a"d Thomas. The surveyor brought forward the subject of the enclosure of some waste ground in New- CMMle, which had not. been railed in 18 feet from the centre of the road, and he read a letter from Mr. E. W. David. the owner of t1.Je ground, stating that he was not aware that he had not kept the railing back the required distance, and that he would remove them to the proper distance. Mr. Jenner (Bryntinon), and Mr. Lewellin (Wainskeel), waited on the board, and asked what steps would be taken with regard to the pollution of the river Ogmce by lime, coal, washing, & he Chairman did not consider that the board could interfere for fishing purposes, hut with the object of keeping the river clean for drinking and other purposes, steps would be taken with a view to preventing the present pollution. Mr. Cox again attended the board, and asked for the balance of ac- count due 10 him for the supply of gas to the board. He silso asked that the board should allow him .£1 for cracked panes, &c., and this was agreed to, and the board also produced a bill of £ 10 10s., for non-light- ing of lamps against Mr. Cox, to which he agreed, and the balance was then handed over. The Chairman drew the attention of the board to the enclosure on the roadway leading to Coity-fields, add which enclosure made the road very narrow. It was proposed and carried that notice be given to Mr. J. Morgan, the owner, asking him to put the railings back to a proper distance, so as to widen the road. Mr. Yorath brought forward his motion for altering the day of meeting from Friday to Thursday. The Chairman objected to the proposition on the ground of the ex- pense likely to be incurred in getting new books, and it was ultimately decided to leave the matter until the old books had been exhausted. The meeting then broke up. CRICKET.— A meeting was held in the Town Hall, on Tuesday evening, to make arrangements for the forthcoming season, when there was a good muster of cricketers. In order to get together a strong team this season, it was agreed that the Bridgend Club and the Newcastle Cricket Club should be amalgamated. Mr. Gapper was then elected secretary and treasurer, and the balance in the hands of the secretaries of the respective clubs were handed over to him. A sub-committee was ap- pointed to draw up rules to be laid before the next general meeting, and they were.also requested to obtain the use of a field as near the town as possi- ble for the purposes of practice. WATER.—The Gas and Water Company have, through their engineer, commenced operations at Fynotl Schwyll, from which stream they intend to supply Bridgend and neighbouring places with water. ASSAULT. — At the Police Court, before the Rev. C. R. Knight, Colonel Morse, and W. Llewellyn, Thomas Morgan, a collier, was charged with an assault upon John Thomas at Maesteg. it appeared that the assault commenced in a public-house, and defendant not only knocked him down, but gave him a severe kick in the eye, from which he was still suffering. The defendant was fined £ 2. RIDING WITHOUT REINS.—David Thomas, Jiving near Langan, was charged by Police-constable Haw- ker with riding without reius on the Ewenny-road on the 7th ult. The officer proved the charge, which was not denied by the defendant, but he alleged that the constable said he would look over it upon being paid something. This he stoutly denied, and as the defen- dant was unable to prove what he stated, the Bench, considering that the constable would not have acted thus towards a stranger, fined defendant £2. WOUNDING.—David Sherra, a lad employed at the colliery, (Jwmogwr, was charged with assaulting and wounding Wm. Pope, also employed at the same col- liery. The defendant first alleged that Pope first struck him, and he flung the stone in revenge. The Bench fined him 30s. 0 WILFUL DAMAGE.—William Davies was charged with breaking three panes of glass in the shop window of Mr. J. Lewis. The defendant's mother resided on the premises, and he had for some time been labouring under the idea that some money due to him was being kept from him by her, and on Thursday morning, while in an angry mood, he flung a stone through three panes of glass. He then gave himself up to the police, and made use of the expression that he would probably do it again. Prisoner was sent to gaol for 14 days. COWBRIDGE. THE HIGHWAY BOABD.—The monthly meeting was held at the Town Hall, on Tuesday. Mr. D. H. Davies, the vice-chairman, was present, and also several other members of the Board, repieseutiug the different parishes comprising the district. The minutes of the last meeting having been read, it was resolved that the motion of Mr. D. n. Davies, the vice-chairman, to the effect that the repairs of the highways of Lantwit Major should be done by contract, be adjourned to the first meeting of the new guardians, which will be held on the first Tuesday in next month. Moved by Mr. John Kees (Lanmaes), and seconded by Mr. John Jen- kiiin (Marcross), that the surveyor and the guardians of Lanharry, Lanharran, and Lansannor to meet to inspect an open gutter crossing the parish road, leading from Lanharry to Lanharran, and to report them at the next meeting of the Board. It was moved by Mr. David Rees (Cowbridge), aud seconded by Mr. Lewis Jenkins (Cowbridge), that the surveyor be directed to cleanse the pavements and footways in the town of Cowbridge, after the standing of cattle thereon ou fair days and market days, and that it be effectu- ally done as soon as possible after the removal of the cattle. Mr. Lewis, the guardian for Lanbarry, gave notice that he should move at. the next meeting of the Board that the repairs of the parishes of Lanharry, Lanharran, and Lanilid should be done by contract. The surveyor having in his estimate required a call of £:¿5 from the parish of Lanharry, it was resolved that it should be reduced to £ 21. The surveyor produced his estimate of calls required on the different parishes in the district for the ensuing year, amounting to £497. He also produced his usual monthly estimate, amounting to £63, and a cheque was signed for that amount, and the meeting broke up. BRECON. IN PURSUIT OF GAME.—A number of gentlemen from Brecon and Glamorganshire were charged at the County Sessions, with trespassing in pursuit of game. Their names were as follow :—Mr. William Games, solicitor, Brecon Thomas Lloyd, James Day (Dow- lais), William Price, the Bell, Brecon Samuel Price, William Chambers, Joseph Morgau, and William Williams. It appeared that early in last mouth a coursing match was arranged by several gentlemen from Breconshire, and an equal number from Gla- morganshire. The result of this match not proving satisfactory to the Glamorganshire gentlemen, a second or return match was arranged, Mr. Price, of the Lell, undertaking in both instances, the whole of the arrangements. When the latter match was nearly completed, the parties approached a certain field in the occupation of Miijor Lloyd. As usual at these matches, the party looked to their leader (who in this case was Mr. Price) for instructions as to whether they would venture into "the next field or not." The question, as usual, in this instance was put, and the all right" given, when the parties proceeded with their sport, and the hare was shortly afterwards killed. No sooner was the sport thus ended than they discovered, to their very great surprise, that their leader had misled them, and that instead of pursuing their "course" with safety, they were trespassers, and were treated as such by the keeper of the game. The Bench, taking all matters into their consideration, dismissed the case against all the defendants with the exception of Price, upon whom a fine of JE2 10s., with costs, was inflicted. MERTHYR. SCHOOL BOARD.—The number of persons to be elected for the Vaynor School Board is five. The following have been nominated Rose Mary CraW- 8^ay, Cyfarthfa Castle, wife of Mr. K. T. Crawshay Griffith Roberts, Cefn, minister; William Jones, Glan- yrafon,-Cefn, cashier; Samuel Jones, High-street, Cefn, minister; Rees Williams, Rectory, Vaynor, rector; Henry Thomas, Llwyndrain, cooper; Isaac Williams, Cefn, minister; Robert Price, High-street, Cefn, giocer; David Watkius, Belle Vue Cottage, gentleman Richard Griffiths, Lower Vaynor-road, miner; Thomas James Pearce, Penybryn, brewer; John Rhys, tiigh-street, Cefn, miner; Alexander Sutherland, lwynycapel, contractor. THE CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER AT ABERNANT. At the Merthyr Police Court on Monday, the charge against Alfred Taylor of being implicated in the fatal assault on the unfortunate man, narnuel Samuel Thomas, was again proceeded with. Mr. F. James again appeared to prosecute, and Mr 1 lews defended. After hearing further evidence and an address from each of the legal advocates, the Bench reared, and on returning into court Mr. Fowler sald: In this import, ant case it is almost certain that the deceased came to his death by violence. It furnishes an of the benefit arising from taking ample time and e I ng all the means of investigation. At one perio of the inquiry we thought that a commitment for tria would be necessary in the discharge of our duty but, a considering the whole of the evidence now before m-, we are of opinion that it would be utterly useless to seud the prisoner for trial on this charge, because the depositions would not disclose a case of sufficient strength to justify a jury in saying the prisoner caused the death of the deceased. The case had been con- ducted with great fairness and ability, and the pri- soner may now, in conformity with this decision, be discharged. If hereafter any fresh and reliable evidence should be forthcoming, it will be competent for the friends of the deceased to renew the charge before us. SUDDEN DEATH.—A woman named Mary McDonald, residing at No. 1, Pendwrenbach, Merthyr, died sud- denly on Saturday. FATAL ACCIDENT.—An inquest was held at the Belt Inn, on the body of the unfortunate man, Isaac Rees, who met with his death on Thursday evening through jumping from an engine. A verdict of Accidental death" was returned.
PONTYPRIDD. PKTTT SESSIONS.— Messrs. E. Williams and W. Prichard sat on the bench on Wednesday, the oth inst., and disposed of the following cases: TRADESMEN AND THEIR WEIGHTS.—The Superin- tendent, Mr. Matthews, having made a round of inspection among the grocers and other shopkeepers, has summoned a la-rge number for having false weights and defective scales. The following had to pay 10s., and costs 9s. 9d., each William David Davies, grocer, Ferndale; Evau Williams, Ferndale, grocer; James James, Ferndale, grocer; Thomas Price, Aberdare, grocer Thomas Gould, Pontypridd, greengrocer; Geo. Pullman, confectioner, Merthyr Thomas Lewis, market gardeuer, Cowbridge and Charles Williams, greengrocer, Pontypridd. Thomas Miles, grocer, Fern- dale, had to pay 20s.. and 10s. 9d. costs. CHARGE OF ASSAULT.—Sarah Jane Williams, a fsmale of pugnacious aspect, summoned Mary Morris, a decent looking married woman, for assaulting her on the 23rd ult. The parties live at Ferndale, and, according to Police-constable Tamplin, the row in which complainant lives is constantly in a disturbed state owing to complainant's temper. Defendant was a respectable, quiet woman. The Bench dismissed the case. DKUNK AND RIOTOUS.—John Abraham and Robert Williams, both from Treorki, were charged with being riotously drunk on the 25th ult. The victims of alcohol pleaded guilty, and had to pay 14s. 8d. each. ILLEGALLY OPENING A PUBLIC-HOUSE.—J. Jenkins, landlord of the Boot Inn, Dinas, was summoned for haviner his house open during prohibited hours, and selling beer during such time. Police-constable Meyler proved the case, and defendant, who denied the charge, was fined os. and costs. This is the se- cond offence since August. MOUNTAIN ASH. A large meeting of the colliers of Upper and Lower Duffryn, Deep Duffryn, and Navigation collieries, was held at the Workman's Hall, Mountain Ash, on Satur- day. There were from 600 to 800 colliers present. Mr. E. n. Price, Navigation colliery, was unanimously voted to the chair. Several persons addressed the meeting in Welsh and English, advocating union very strongly, and pressing the desirability for all miners in this district, and throughout South Wales, to join tne union without delay. It was believed by all the speakers that the 5 per cent. reduction will do the miners much good, through it being the meaus of pro- moting the value and desirability of union amongst the colliers. It was ultimately resolved that all persons present in this meeting should join the above society on Saturday evening, and that new lodges be formed that evening at the Jeffries Hotel, Mountain Ash Inn, Napier's Inn, Navigation Hotel, and Miskin Inn. It was strongly urged that when three-fourths of the miners have joined the "Union," that none other than "Union" men should be allowed to go down the pits. ———— PONTYPOOL. CURIOUS CHARGE OF CONSPIRACY.—At the Police Court, two respectable young men, named" William Phillips and Henry Jones, were charged with en- deavouring to extort money from Thomas Fletcher, a retired grocer. The evidence showed that the de- fendants had come upon the complainant and his own niece while lIe was embracing her one night in the fields leading above the town from George-street to Gibson-square, and accused them of being in the act of improper intimacy. For the complainant, it was stated that be merely had his arm round his niece, and one hand in hers, wishing her good-night, she having been with him for many years, and regarded by him and his wife as their adopted child. It was alleged that the defendants made demands for money on the night of the 9th of March, and also on the 18th of March. The Bench decided on sending the case for trial at the next assizes, on the ground of conspiracy, but admitted defendants to bail them- selves in .£50 each, and two securities in jE25 each. PENAKTH. PARISH OFFICIALS.—The following personshave been appointed parishotticials for the ensuing year:—Cogan Mr. Job David and Mr. William Griffiths, overseers Mr. James Surridge, constable. Landough Mr. John Williams and Mr. Job David, overseers Mr. David Morgan, constable. Leckwith: Mr. John Coslett and Mr. J. Davis, overseers Mr. William David, constable. Michaelstone-le-Pit: Mr. W. Francis and Mr. William Morgan, overseers Mr. Thomas Greatrex, constable. Lavernock: Mr. John Lawrence and Mr. John Hawker, overseers Mr. William Hawker, constable. Penarth Mr. John Morgan and Mr. Charles Griffiths, overseers Mr. James White and Mr. A. Blacker, constables. St. Andrews Mr. Thomas David, overseer; Mr. Rees Powell, coustahle. SuHy Mr. William Evans and Mr. Stratton, overseers; Mr. John Parson, constable. RI:iCA. FUNERAL OF A VOLUNTEER.—The remains of John Mellows, aged 18, warp, 011 Saturday afternoon, interred at the English Baptist Chapel with military honours. Deceased was a private in the Tenth Mon- mouthshire Rifles. The band played the Dead March," and the corpse WJ»S followed by a large num- ber of the deceased's comrades. PEMBROKE DOCK. CAPTAIN ROBEKT HALL, C.B.-This distinguished officer, superintendent of this dock since March 21st, 1866, and now one of the Lords of the Admiralty, took his final leave of this place, in bis official capacity, on Saturday. Captain Hall must have been highly pleased by the manner in which the workmen cheered him, the men being mustered on either side of the way, three deep, down towards the place of embarkation, the gallant officer crossing the water over to Neyland in his barge, from whence he went by train to London. He is succeeded at this place by Captain William Armytage, whose commission as captain dates from August 6tb, 1*60. NEWPORT. CHURCH REVIVALISM.—In consequence of the great success of the revival service conducted at St. Paul's Church by the Rev R. Aitkin last week, it was de- termined by the vicar, the Rev. J. T. Wrenford, to continue the services each night this week, excepting Saturday night. It is said that converts last week numbered about 500. The vicar has iseued the fol- lowing circular to his parishioners: Dear friends,— God has been pleased to give us abundant blessing to the special services held in our church daring the last week. Hundreds of souls have been gathered in to our dear Saviour. 'The Lord's hand is not shortened' as yet. He will save many more if they come to Him. He is waiting to be gracious. Believing this we intend continuing the special services another week. Come, then, to the house of the Lord. Service will commence each night this week (except Satur- day) at half-past seven o'clock. Prayer meeting every day from twelve to one. Dear friends, come to Jesus." ——— LLANTRISANT. FATAL ACCIDENT.—Just as the workmen of the Lantwit Bed Ash Colliery were about leaving their work, on Friday evening, a young lad, about 17 years of age, generally known by the name of George Foster, met his death under the following circumstances :— Ac: immense stone from the roof fell on the poor fellow, causing almost instant death. LLANTKISANT SCHOOL BOARD. — Mr. Edward Lloyd is the member for Castella. SWANSEA. A COLLECTOR CHARGED WITH ASSAULT.—At the Police Court, William Couch, collector at the lock- bridge, was summoned by William Jenkins, a cooper, employed at the Port Tennant Copper Works, and charged with having assaulted him. Complainant said that between six and seven o'clock on the evening in question, he was leaving work, and came up to the pay-bridge. The defendant, who is collector, was there. He said, Where is your ticket?" Showed him tit ticket, and not being quite close enough, he shouted out, "Let's see it." He then put it closer to defen- dant's lace, who raised his fist and struck him a blow in the face. In self-defence he struck the defendant hack, and a scuffle ensued. He eventually left, and the defendant said that when he caught him that way again he would warm him. Jenkins was then charged by Couch, in a cross-summons, with assaulting him. He stated that when lie asked Jenkins to let him see his ticket, Jenkins pushed into his face, saying, Here it is." A witness named Michael Sweeney, also em- ployed at Port Tennant Works, gave evidence for Jenkins, and the magistrates eventually dismissed the case on both sides, each party to bear his own costs. ABERAVON. GUNPOWDER-EXPLOSION.—Telegrams were received at Aberavon, on Saturday morning, that a local law case that was to have come on at the Bristol assizes was either withdrawn or postponed to the summer assizes, consequently the parties concerned in the de- fence were very anxious to let their friends know the good news. Flags were accordingly hoisted in some of the most prominent places in the town, and powder was freely used for several hours, until three young men uamed Flurr, Davies, and Jones, were badly burnt by an explosion of gunpowder.
AFFRAY IN A RAILWAY CARRIAGE.—At the Cumberland quarter sessions, Thomas Bell, manu- facturer Manehester, surrendered to his bail on the charge of unlawfully and maliciously wounding James Quirey, manufacturer, Belfast, whilst travelling in a first-class carriage on the London and North-Western Railway, between Carlisle and Penrith, on the 4th of November last. The prisoner was also charged with attempting to commit suicide by cutting his throat, on the same day. It will be remembered that the pri- soner attacked Quirey violently immediately after the train left Carlisle, and they struggled all the way to Penrith. While confined in the Penrith lock-up pri- soner attempted to commit suicide. Mr. Dawson, who appeared for the prosecution, did not offer any evi- dence saying prisoner clearly was not responsible for his actions when the assault was committed. The prisoner was, therefore, found not guilty by direction of the chairman, and was discharged on both counts. The chairman recommended him to be very careful in future.
ROATH LOCAL BOARD. The monthly meeting of this Board was held on Tuesday, at the Four Elms Inn, Roath Mr. C. H. Williams in the chair. There were also present, Messrs. D. Thomas, J. Thomas, J. Evans, Thomas Evans, Rees Enoch, J. Meyrick, and E. Whiffen. The Finance Committee had met, and examined the several bills laid before the Board. A bill from the Surveyor, for commission on private improvements and commission on the improvements of public highways, was referred by the committee to the whole Board the commission for the public improvements, which referred to the footpaths in Roath-road, Meteor-street, and Plucca-lane, involving contracts to the amount of about £800, being an item that had never come before them previously. Mr. JOHN EVANS said the committee were not at all satisfied with the amount, and were not decided whe- ther it should be paid. They therefore referred the matter to the whole Board. Mr. REES ENOCH was of opinion that they should come to a proper understanding with the Surveyor respecting his duties. Mr. D. THOMAS said such an item was never allowed before. During Mr. John Williams's time such a de- mand was never heard of. The CHAIRMAN explained that the items on which Mr. Waring now sought commission were such work as was paid for out of the loan which had been lately ob- tained for public improvements. As they had never borrowed money, such work and such a claim had never previously come before the Board. Mr. J. EVANS said the Finance Committee were simply desirous to obtain an expression of opinion from the Board whether the money should be paid or not. Mr. WHIFFET For my part, being so recently ap- pointed a member of the Board, I would rather leave it to the older members to express their opinion. I do not know what has been your former arrangements. The CHAIRMAN The questionhasnever arisen before. Mr. J. EVANS I think it would be well when this question is settled to define the duties of the Surveyor. We shall then never have this question before us again. The CHAIRMAN suggested, by way of a compromise, that they should give the Surveyor a commission of four per cent. for the public improvements. He was entitled to five per cent. for the private improvements, and that he would of course receive. Mr. J. THOMAS suggested that the question should be adjourned till the next meeting, and in the mean time the Finance Committee would again consider the subject. The CHAIRMAN We must come to some arrange- ment sooner or later. The question is, can we do any good by postponing it ? Mr. MEYRicn I do not see that the Surveyor should do this work for nothing. If the private im- provements are worth five per cent. commission, so is this. There is as much trouble attending the one as the other. The CHAIRMAN I quite agree with you. I have no doubt it is worth five per cent., still if Mr. Waring is satisfied with four per cent. it would be the better for the Board. Mr. MEYRICK proposed that the Surveyor should be paid four per cent. for the public improvements. Mr. J. EVANS seconded the proposition, which was agreed to. Mr. REES ENOCH Does the resolution refer only to this bill, or will any future work be charged for in the same manner ? Mr. J. EVANS We must now define Mr. Waring's duties, and then, when any special work is brought before the Board, we must make some special arrange- ment with Mr. Waring if not, he will of course charge the same as now. The CHAIRMAN We can make what special arrange- ment we like, but if we do not make any special arrangement we shall have to pay him four per cent. Mr. J. THOMAS I think the best way would be to appoint a committee to define the duties of the Sur- veyor. This question would be better discussed in committee. I propose that the question be referred to the Finance Committee. The Chairman being an fix-offino member of course. The proposition was seconded by Mr. J. EVANS, and adopted. The Clerk read a letter that he bad received from Mr. Griersou, the secretary of the Great Western Railway, respecting the subject of a railway station at Roath, which had been introduced by Mr. Whiffen at a former meeting. The letter stated that the subject had been laid before the directors, and he was re- quested to say that, while they were desirous of accommodating all the residents of Roath, yet the question of erecting a railway station there must remain in abeyance for a time. He was requested also to mention that considerable improvements and alter- ations were about to be made at the Cardiff station, and also that a narrow-gauge line was about to be laid down through the district, and until the details and requirements of these alterations were laid before the directors they considered it desirable to postpone the question that had been raised by the Board but at the same time they promised that it should not be lost sight of. Mr. J. EYANS That is very favourable. The Collector reported that he had collected during the past month JE74 15s. 5d., the balance at the bank in favour of the Board being .£899 7s. 2d. The Clerk mentioned that five months' salary was due to the late Sergeant Vanstone. Several members of the Board spoke of the very efficient manner in which he had discharged his duty as Inspector of Nuisances to the Board and on the proposition of Mr. J. Thomas, seconded by Mr. John Evans, it was resolved to give the widow JE8. The Clerk pointed out that the addition to the salary might be disallowed by the auditor. Mr. WHIFFEN said Vanstone was a good officer and if disallowed it would not be a very large sum for the Board themselves to pay. e A letter was read from Sergeant King, who had been appointed police-sergeant for Roath, in the place of Sergeant Vanstone, deceased, asking for the ap- pointment of Inspector of Nuisances to the Board. The CHAIRMAN said that since the death of Sergeant Vanstone he had requested Sergeant King to fulfil the duties of Inspector of Nuisances until the present meeting, when an inspector would be appointed. Mr. J. THOMAS said they could not have a better man. a. ■ Mr. WHIFFEN said he was a most efficient officer, and proposed he should be appointed to the office at the same salary as Sergeant Vanstone. The proposition was seconded by Mr. MEYRICK, and adopted. The CHAIRMAN said he had been to Swansea, to the Court of Quarter Sessions, and succeeded in obtaining the appointment of two additional police-constables for Roath, who would be sent to that district next week. He had also given notice respecting the de- sirability of erecting a police-station at Roath, and this subject would come before the Magistrates at the July Sessions. Mr. WniFFEN I am very glad to hear that you have succeeded in obtaining two additional police-constables. They were very much required. Mr. J. THOMAS How many policemen shall we have at Roath then ? The CHAIRMAN Five. Mr. J. EVANS brought forward the disgraceful con- dition of Ellen-street and John-street, leading out of Green-lane. He said the parties paid the rates in pro- portion to their rateable value, but nothing was done for them. The streets were in a disgraceful state pools of stagnant water might be seen in front of the dwellings. The stench arising from them was bad, while the back parts of the houses, for the want of proper drainage, were worse. If fever broke out in the district they would be responsible. No place in Canton was in such a disgraceful state as these places. It was really surprising that any one lived there. The CHAIRMAN said the district must be drained sooner or later. Several members were of the same opinion, but this was an expensive matter, owing to the length of street which the sewer would have to be carried before it could be connected with Lord Tredegar's main sewer. On the motion of Mr. EVANS, the Surveyor was re- quested to report to the Board at the next meeting, the best method of draining or of improving the condi- tion of this part of Roath district. After the transaction of some formal business the meeting separated.
CARDIFF CERTIFIED INDUSTRIAL AND RAGGED SCHOOLS. The report of these schools for 1870 is as follows: The Committee are glad to be able to present another favourable Report of the progress of the Car- diff Certified Industrial Schools. Her Majesty's Inspector expresses himself very well satisfied with the proficiency of the boys, and compliments the Superintendent upon the good order and attention of the classes under examination. The health of the school has been good the industrial work remuner- ative and the number of boys committed rather greater than in any preceding year. Bearing in mind that its object is to prevent crime —not to punish-this last circumstance may be re- garded with satisfaction, as a token that the purpose of the Industrial Schools' Act is becoming better understood by those who have to deal with juvenile vagrants. However little these may differ in morals from the children in Reformatory Schools, the Com- mittee think it wise, in their treatment of them, to have regard more to their neglected condition than to the vicious propensities that they may exhibit; to stimulate their self-respect by placing as much confidence in them, and allowing them as much freedom as they safely may, consistently with the responsibility that they have accepted. Thus, the boy who by good conduct has earned and retained the privilege of going out to work for so many hours each day, finds himself, when his term of detention expires, inured against the temptations of the streets, and en- couraged to continue the habits of industry and thrift, which have yielded him—as in many cases happens—a very respectable balance in the Penny Bank. To this policy may fairly be attributed the fact that not a single boy of all who have been discharged from the Havannah" to the end of the year 1869 has been con- victed of crime. The Superintendent has during the past year communicated with 17 of the 18 boys dis- charged in the preceding three years, and found them all honestly employed the other, who went to sea, is reported to have died at Valparaiso. With the excep- tion of two, he has seen them all personally during the year. One interesting case may here be mentioned, though it comes under the statistics of the current year: A boy, who went to sea in the bark Marquis of Bute, discovered, when at the port of St. John's, New Brunswick, that an aunt of his was a well-to-do farmer in the neighbourhood, and two of his cousins thriving shopkeepers in the town. He made himself known, was recognised and adopted by the aunt; and, having obtained the captain's consent, he remained with her when the ship sailed on her homeward voyage." The Committee wish to call the attention of house- holders aud employers of labour to a very important service that they may render to the School by giving work to the boys whose term of detention has expired, and thus preventing the necessity of their returning to an idle life amongst their old associates. The Super- intendent has, in most cases, been able to form a pretty accurate estimate of the character and ability of each boy before he leaves, and would gladly com- municate with any one who may apply to him on the subject. He may even let them out on license before their discharge, so that they may be tried while still subject to the control of the School Managers. This plan has been adopted in several instances with satis- factory results. There is good reason to expect that the comprehen- sion of the Industrial Schools' Act will become more general, now that public interest has been excited on the subject of Education by the Elementary Education Act, which provides inter alia that A School Board shall have the same powers of contributing money in the case of an Industrial School as is given to a prison authority by sec. 12 of The Industrial Schools' Act, 1866,' and upon the election of a School Board in a Borough, the Council of that Borough shall cease to have power to contribute under that section." The Clerk of one School Board has already been in communication with the Secretary on this point. During the progress of this Bill through Parliament the Committee felt it their duty to express their disap- proval of Sir Charles Adderley's amendment, which proposed to transfer Certified Industrial Schools from the Home Office to the Education Department; and also to admit Day Scholars under Magisterial warrant. With this view they joined other School Committees in a memorial to the Home Secretary on the subject, and the amendment was withdrawn. "There is no doubt" (as Mr. Sydney Herbert says in his official report), a large class of children too ill- clothed and ill-regulated to attend the common Na- tional and British Schools, and yet not guilty of any offence against the law, and not requiring so expensive a course of treatment as is involved in committing them for five, six, or seven years to a Certified Indus- ^This^is the class which originated, and still furnishes what are called" Hagged Schools." Experience proves that they will not fuse spontaneously with scholars of the better class if the compulsory powers of the new Bill can effect this, well and good if not, they must be provided for apart from the ordinary Certified Industrial Schools, for very little moral reformation can be effected while home influence at night neutralizes the discipline of the School by day. This is, in effect, what Her Majesty's Inspector sug- gests: "The recognition or encouragement of a secondary class of Industrial Schools, organised on the plan of day feeding schools, which children who are merely destitute or neglected might attend as day scholars," in short, the recognition and encouragement of the class for whom these Schools were opened about sixteen years ago in the Old Cavalry Barracks—the class whom the Committee of Council on Education have, for some years ceased to recognise and educate, under a belief that it was an unnecessary subdivision of classes, that it ought to merge into either the Certified Industrial, or the National School Class; and that, even if it had any distinct existence, its habits were too erratic to permit of its being comprehended or provided for in the system of the Education Department. The Committee regret to state that William Jane has been compelled by failing health to resign the post of boatswain. During the nine years that he held that office he succeeded in gaining the confidence and affection of the boys whom he had to instruct in sea- manship and other industrial work. James Ford, whose testimonials are very satisfactory, has been appointed to succeed him. The two "Rob Roy" prizes of one sovereign each, and a medal, presented by J. McGregor, Esq., con- tinue to be very much valued by the boys, who elect their own "prizemen." The Committee desire, in conclusion, to express their sense of the valuable services that have been rendered to the Institution by the Honorary Medical Officer, Dr. Taylor, whose skill and attention have been called into requisition on several occasions. POSTSCRIPT. At their meeting on the 3rd April, 1871, the Com- mittee resolved to take steps to provide for the recep- tion of girls committed under the powers of the "Industrial Schools' Act, 1S66." It is hoped that the arrangements for this very desirable object may soon be completed.
The Emperor Napoleon and the Prince Imperial have been made honorary members of the Junior United Service Club. ESSAYS BY WORKMEN. — The Working Men's Club and Institute Union of London have determined to invite the members of their affiliated institutions to record their ideas on sundry important questions which deeply affect the welfare of the people at large. They believe that much good may be effected by inducing intelligent workmen to write papers on subjects which lie within the scope of their own personal experience, and by making other classes acquamed with their opinions and suggestions. Prizes have accordingly been offered for the best essays on the following subject and others will shortly be announced :—" The causes of the alleged absence of thrift and saving habits among a con- siderable portion of the industrious classes of this country as compared with the same classes in other countries, and the remedies for this state of things." The Union will be very glad to receive aid and suggestions in carrying out this useful work. While thus doing their best to promote habits of thought and study among the several thousand men who belong to these institutions, they are not un- mindful of the need for improved forms of recreation, and they have accordingly offered a challenge cup for competi- tion among the workmen's cricket clubs in London, and a prize to the best chess player. VICISSITUDES OF FORTUNE.—The annual report of the Dudley Stuart Home for the past year, has furnished some striking instances of the changes of bfe. A remark- able case was that of an officer who had add out of his regiment in consequence of debt, and for a time obtained temporary employment as interpreter on an emigrant ship. He became destitute however, and was at last referred to the Dudley Stuart Home as "houseless." It turned out on inquiry that he had a relation, who had paid his debts on several occasions, and finally refused further assistance. The chaplain of the Institution, howevei, persuaded him to pay for his passage and outfit to Australia, in order that he might have another chance. A strange story was that of a Parsee who was cast off by his father, a wealthy merchant in Bombay on account of his conversion to Christianity. He came to England to try his fortunes, but was subsequently compelled to apply for relief to the Home. The chaplain admitted him and had great difficnlty in obtaining employ- ment for him. He paid the fees for him to learn dis- pensing, as he was anxious to enter on the medical profes- sion, and at last found a situation for him as dispensing assistant, where lie is earring a livelihood, and hopes to pass the necessary examinations for obtaining a diploma. MARRIED SOLDIERS.—A new code of regula- tes for married soldiers was issued from the War Office on Saturday. The "married roll" is, in future, to include all staff sergeants, military foremen, six ser- geants out of every ten, and seven per cent. of rank and file, provided they have completed seven years' service in the army and earned one good conduct badge. No soldier is to be placed on the married roll unless ho obtains the consent of his commanding officer before marriage. The wives and children of* soldiers married with leave are granted certain allowances, in the shape of lodging money, provisions, fuel, and light; and if any woman on the roll misconducts herself, the commanding officer of the corps may remove her name and the names of her children, and send them to her home. The order specifies the lodging accommodation and furniture to be provided for married soldiers in quarters, or the money allowance m heu there- of, ranging from 2s. 4d. to 8s. 6d. per week. When on. foreign stations, and in certain other cases, half a soldier's ration of food will he supplied to each of the women, or 3d. a day, and a quarter ration, or Hd., to each child. When a soldier is necessarily separated from his family thes4 allowances will be doubled. The new regulations appeiar to give satisfaction to the men. '<* 4!
c i-a i ii i-t. — ♦ THE ART JOURNAL.—The April number of this beau- tiful monthly contains four illustrations of singular merit. David brought before Saul," engraved from the picture by Louisa Starr, is expressive and truthful, telling the scriptural story with great fidelity and force. ^en ar at Sheerness," from the picture by H. T. Dawson, isachat-ming marine piece- an ad- mirable memento of the crisis inour naval affairs, when wood is giving way to iron, grace and strength to strength without grace or any other element of beauty. "The Plague of Darkness" and "The Palace of Sleep," engraved from drawings by Gustave Dore, are good specimens of the versatile and prolific pencil of that eminent artist. The letter-press and the woodcuts of the new number are excellent. Indeed nothing but what is sterling and finished finds its way into the pages of the famous Art Journal. TIIE CORNHILL MAGAZINE. —The number is good, but we think that with the resources at the command of the editor it might be better. Were not two novels, or stories, enough without introducing a third? Many will say yes, and ngree with us that the Cornhill is giving us too much of a good thing. At the same time we must say that "The Adventures of Harry Richmond," "Lady Isabella," and "Lord Kilgobbin are each and all worthy of a place in the periodical through which Thackeray's genius still seems to shine! "The Census" is an able paper. "Nathaniel Hawthorne" is a delightful reminiscence of the great American. "Prigs" is capital, brimful of shrewd observation and apt remark. The remain- ing contributions are In Quest of Diamonds and "A Week in Paris," of which city we have had columns and volumes ad nauseam. The illustrations are of tne old Cornhill type. LONDON SOCIETY. — In the fasciculus of pleasant prose and verse and illustrations presented this month to the readers of London Society, there is one contribution entitled to special notice — namely, "Recollections by J. R. Planche." The veteran dramatist writes with all the geniality and freshness of youth, and tells the story of his life in a manner so delightful that we hope it will run through many numbers of the magazine. ONCE A WEEK.- This magazine has a speciality of its own veins of good sense, of humour, of knowledge, of poetry, of fiction, of fact, running through it from the first page to the last. There is something for everybody—something witty, wise, agreeable, or useful. For a very small sum a very large amount of pleasant and valuable reading is furnished by Once a Week. THE PEOPLE'S MAGAZINE.—In spite of its funereal border and type 011 the cover, we are always glad to take up this serial and cut the leaves. The London Parson's trip to San Francisco and Back is recounted with much graphic power. In his description of Salt Lake City and the Mormons the writer is at his best. He depicts with considerable skill whatever he sees, the clearness of his style investing his subject with additional interest. The whole of the contents of the Magazine are indeed calculated to instruct and amuse the people-to refine and elevate all who think as they read. The illustrations of this monthly greatly enhance its value.
LONDON CORN MARJ^ET.-MONDAY. There was a large arrival of foreign oats last week, the other supplies being moderate. English wheat, 6,387 qrs.; foreign, 5,171 qrs.; exports, 4,077 qrs. The show of fresh samples this morning from Kent and Essex was limited, with the condition improved. Buyers found the market rather agai-ist them, though sellers had hard work to make Is. more. The foreign trade was more firm, and some business was passing at fully former rates. Country flour, 22,8,H sacks foreign, 1,005 sacks 2,703 barrels. Norfolks and other country sorts were fully as dear. Foreign also, both in sacks and barrels, brought f-illy former prices. Maize, 3,835 qrs. The trade was quiet. with price" firm. CURRENT PRICES OF BRITISH GRAIN AND FLOUR IN MARK-LANE. SHILLING per Qr. Shillings per Qr. Wheat, Essex and Kent, Irish feed, white.21.26 White, new 57 61 Ditto, fine 26.29 Ditto, red 51 58; Ditto, black 20 ..25 Norfolk,Lincoln- Potato 28.34 shire andYork- Beans Mazagan 37.59 shire 51 58 Ticks 37 39 Barley 30.33 Harrow 40 ..44 Chevalier 35 41 Pigeon 45.50 Grinding 20.3.1 Pea8- \Vhite boilers..36 40 Distilling 34 38 Maple.43.46 MaIt.Essex.Norfolk, Grey, new 37.40 and Suffolk .60.67 Flour-Town house- Kingston, Ware, and holds, per sack of town-made .W.f), 2801b. 47.50 Brown 49 55 Country on shore40.43 Rye 36 3S | Norfolk and Suf- Oats—Englishfeed.24 ..26 folk on shore 38.39 Oats—potato 29.35 WEDNESDAY. Market firm. English wheat steady, at Monday's prices foreign, the turn against buyers. Flour firm, but without change. Barley unaltered. Oats firm, with good exporr demand. Nearly all the imports have been taken off for the Continent, without breaking bulk. Maize dull. Beans firm. Peas Is dearer. Arrivals.- British wheat, 68a qrs foreign ditto, 16,070 qrs. Barley, British, 9u qrs; foreign, 1,490 qrs. Oats. 21,540 qrs. Flour, 1,400 sacks and 2,980 barrels. LONDON CATTLE MARKET'.—MONDAY. The number of beasts fresh up for to-day's market is a fair average and of good general quality prices must be written a good 2d. per stoue over last Monday, and there is a full and fair demand for all descriptions, whether British or foreign best Scots and cro,ses are freely moved a good clearance will be made. There is an improvement in the sheep-market—best Downs and halfbreds of ueat weights area ready sale, at an advance on previous rates; the trade for the coarser breeds is somewhat heavy. Lamb ii in demand at rather more money. Very little choice veal comes to hand, and for such there is a quick trade at very extreme rates; second class and inferior have improved in value. Pork is the turn dearer. ——— LONDON PRODUCE MARKET.—WEDNESDAY. Sugar in better demand for both raw and refined. Tea.—Sales of China pnssed olf quietly, without altera- tion in prices. Coffee at auction realised fully late rates. Cocoa steady. Rice very quiet. Cotton quiet, but steady. Jute sales very dull, with prices from 5s. to 10s. lower. Tallow, 43s. 6d. spot, 43s. 3d. to 43s. 6d. April and June 43<. 9d. to 44s. June; 4os. 3d. October and December. Oils quiet, but steady. CORK BUTTER MARKET. Ordinary, firsts, 158sseconds, 152s; thirds, 1468; fourths, 109s fifths, 6-s.; sixths, 60s. Mild cured, firsts, 16'80; seconds, 160s.; thirds, 146s. 350 in the market. LONDON COAL .MARKET.—WEDNESDAY. (Prices of Coals per ton at the close of the Market.) Holy veil Main, 158. Bden Main, 15s. 9d. Wallsend Haswell, 17s. M. -Hetton. 17s. 6d. Hartlepool, 16s. 9d. -Deaf Hill, 16s. 9d. -Kelloe, 16s. 6d.—Original Hartle- pool, 17s. 6d.—Tees, 17. fhips at market, 21; sold, 18; unsold, 3; at sea, 10.
The death is announced, in his 82nd year, of the Rev. William Vernon Hareourt, M.A., father of Mr. W. G. G. V. Vernon Harcourb, M.P. for Oxford City. A canonry residentiary, with the prebendal stall of North Newbald attached in the Cathedral of York, thus becomes vacant. RESERVE FORCES.—The following memorandum has been issued from the War Office, dated April 4 :— "As some commanding officers of Volunteers appearto entertain doubts as to the form on which the extra capitation allowance of X2 10s: for the year ended November 30, 1870, is to be claimed, commanding officers are reminded that they are in fact completing the annual return and nominal roll rendered by them on the 1st of December last, which, owing to the exten- sion of time allowed to officers and sergeants for obtain- ing certificates of proficiency (viz., t;) the 31st of March), they were obliged to render in an incomplete state. The extra capitation allowance in question should ac- cordingly be claimed 011 War Office Form 6o4, in the case of the Staff of Administrative Regiments, and on War Office Forms 1,613 and 1,631 in the case of officers and sergeants of corps. Neither adjutants nor sergeant instructors should be included in the list of proficients. A great Republican demonstration will be held in Hyde Park on the 16th of April. n At Hampshire quarter sessions, Wiiieliester, the Earl of Carnarvon reported that a system of granting passes to honest wayfarers and compelling mere tramps to perform a task before receiving a meal had di- minished pauperism 49 per cent. HOLLOWAY'S OINTMENT, AND PILLS Diseases and casualties incidental to youth may be safely treated by the use of these excellent medicaments according to the printed directions foiled round each pot and box. This Ointment is not alone applicable to external ailments; conjointly with the Pills it exercises the most salutary influence in checking inflammations in the interior of the body when rubbed upon the back and chest it gives most sensible relief in asthma, bronchitis, pleurisy, and threatening consumption. Holloway's- remedies are especially serviceable in liver and stomach complaints. For the cure of bad legs, all sorts of wounds, sores and likewise scrofula and scorbutic affections, this Ointment produces a cooling and soothing feeling most I acceptable to the stilrerer.