HAVERFORDWEST HARRIERS. — This pack was, by inadvertence, last week announced to meet on Christmas Day. We are requested to correct this error, and to state that the Harriers will meet at Walwyn's Castle on Saturday, at 10.33 a.m. CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS.—The professional men and tradesmen of this town h;va consented to close their places of business on Saturday next. Public notice to this effect has been given by placards and advertize- ments in the local papers, and as we stated in a former impression, there will be no market on Saturday, the Mayor have announced that the Christmas Market will be held on Thursday, the 24th instant. HAVJBRFORPWEST FREEMEN.—At a recent meeting of the Trustees of this body, the following were appointed members of the committee for ths management of the Portfield Recreation Ground under the -Haverfordwest lkr¡)ugh Rill ;Mr J. W. Phillips, Mr W. V. Jamss, Nr Richard iivans, Mr S. Green, and Mr G. Warlow. PRENDKUGAST CHURCH.—This Church having been completely restored, will be re-opened for Divine Worship on Wednesday, the 23rd instant. The sermon 3n the morning will be preached by the Lard Bishop of Saint David's, and that in the evening by the Rev John Griffiths, M A., rector of Neath. A collection in aid of the building fund will be made after each service. We may also mention that a series of evening services will be held in the Church, cainmenoing: on Christmas Eve and ending, en Wednesday, the 30th instant. The following clergymen will take part iu the service;- Rev Jackson Taylor; Rev F. Foster Rev T. Martyn Hev J. A. Owen Rev J. H. A. Philipps Rev Geo. Huntington Rev Richard Lewis and Rev 0. A Nares. The usual morning service will be held on Christinas Day, and on Sunday the 27th instant. POLICE INTELLIGENCE.—At the Police Station on Monday, before S. Harford, Esq, Mayor, Sophia Jane Garcl was brought up on remand charged with stealing 5s Id, the property of Mrs Phiipott, of the Castle Hotel, where tbe accused had been engaged as barmaid for the last four months. Mr Price appeared for the accused. On the application of Mr Supt. Cecil, the accused was remanded till Thursdav. She was admitted to b"il, herself in the sum of £ 40, and two suretiss in £ 20 each. jnomas Howard, a cloth hawker, was brought up on remand, charged with stealing nine yards of cloth of the value of 29a, the propeity of his employer, Wm. M'C&y, cloth hawker. The prisoner was remanded until Thursday next. Edward Ilore, a tramp, a native of Swansea, and John Lewis, were brought up in custody charged with drunkenness on the Bight 01 Saturday las' The defendants pleaded guilty, and were fined 5s and costs. Eore paid the amount at once, and Lewis was allowed a week to pay the money. HAVERFORDWEST I RTIKMAKT.—It is our duty to notice the HILlHeIH. company of seamen and marines, belonging to H.M.S. Revenge, who, with Clipt Pullin's kind per- mission, gave three very deter entertainments last week, in the Town Hail the proceeds of which, deducting ex- pense,, were intended for tbe benefit of the Infirmary of this town. The ge,-i,.I) of these amateurs, chiefly as Christy's Nlinstrel-, was most perfect. Their acting, singing, recitivg, dancing, &c.. being far superior to that of many professionals that have appeared here. To par- ticularize any would be invidious, where all were such masters ot their assumed professions and parts. It is only to be regretted that the notice of thfÍr appearance was so brief, that many trotn the country were prevented attending, and many in the town had other engagements; Jioded to which was the unfortunate wet and stormy state of the weather. Still, with all these drawbacks, so much tilent, and for such a praiseworthy object, ought to have been better supported than it was, and these ex- cellent amateurs should not have been allowed to return to their ship without effecting their laudable intentions of contributing towards the support o. the Haverford- west Infirmary. CHKI.-JIAS REEF,— From the preparations which the butchers are making to supply the public, wants at the forthcoming Christmas Market, there is good reason to con- clude that the display of beef will be fully equal, if not Superior, to any in former years. Mr Richard Ellis, who is almost the senior butcher in the Haverford- west Market, and whose judgment of stock has been approved, has slaughtered a remarkably fine ox, bred by Mr Codd, of Sodston, and two excellent heifers, fed by Mr Harries, of Lochrney'er. The ox weighs ',v' r 8 cwt., and has on every side been spoken of in the highest terms. Messrs Enoch and Philip White have also pre- pared for the market five very superior animals, which have obtained the w"rm commendations of competent judges. The Messrs Evans, we are informed, will also have a good show of beef at their respective stalls at.d there are many others of the local butchers, who will have on sale auimals of great weight and good quality. THE CORPORATION TOLLS. The letting of thp, tolls, dues, &c, belonging to the Corporation, too!! place at tbe Council Chamber on Wednesday afternoon. The only members of the Cor- poration present were the Mayor, and Mr James Phillips. The auctioneer was Mr S. R. Edmond, who discharged his duties with bis usual ability. Tbe total sum realised exceeded that of last year by £ 4 7> 6,1. The following are the results of the letting:- LOT 1.—The tolls arising from the sale of all wool in the wool fair in the Borough.This lot was let to Mr William Lawrence for £ 5. c LOT 2.—The small toils and dues arising from all articles (except butchers' meat) exposed for saie within the Borough Market Places, and from all standings (except butchers' stalls) therein. LOT. 3.—Tbe tolls on the sale of all swine on all Market D tys in the Borough, not being Fair Days, and the Standing and Pickase Dues (except those arisirg within the Market Places) on all Market and Fair Day- together with the use on such Market and Fair Days of the Sheep Hurdles belonging to the Corporation.—Lets 2 and 3 were put up together, and were, aitera spirited competition, knocked down to Mr John Edwards, for i35 LOT 4, -The Weighing Machine at the Old Quay, r-nd the dues and pro/its arising therefrom, also the Quay Dues arising from all vessels discharging goods on the Qaay.—This lot was let to Mr \V. Skinner, lor £ 28. LOT 5—The Race Course on Porttidld, aud the area Within the same, containing about 88 acres, to be de- pastured by sheep only, and subject to the right of (be public to Qce and enjoy the same as a place ol recreation and exercise.—This lot was let to Mr Thomas Harries, for £ 5. LOT 6 —The tolls arising from the sale of corn in the Corn Market Plac6 on Market Days. —This iot, after a strong competition, was knocked down to Mr John Davies, for £ 75, ROOSE PETTY SESSIONS. These sessions were held at the Sbire Hall, on Satur- day, before 0. E. Davies, Esq, T. Roberts, Esq, A. B Sturbuck, Esq, and Rev P. Phelps. CHARGE OF BURGLARY. Thomas Stephens and Jllen Dalies were charged with breaking into the house ot Eiizaoeth Ahtwis, at Mil- ford, and stealing a cask of ale, &c, of the value of Xi, On t ie morning of Sunday, the 13th instant. Elizabeth Antwis deposed I am a widow, and keep the "Sloop and Railway Inn" in Dartmouth Street, Milford. When I came down stairs on Sunday morning about half-past seven o'clock I found the cellar door open the window in the back kitchen taken out I and placed outside the door, and a quarter cask of ale removed. The kitchen window looked into the yard, which is surrounded by a wall. The cellar opens into the ba"k kitchen. Everything m as all right about half-past eleven o'clock the night before. The value of the ale was lis, the cask was Wvrth 6s, and the screw 3s. On Sunday morning I saw K otmarks close to the kitchen window. I had drawn one quart out of the cask the night before. Police Sergeant Carroll: I was on duty in Dartmouth Street about half-past twelve o'clock on Saturday night. I saw three men or more go up to the Stoop and Rail- way Inn, and somebody knocked at the door. 1 waited a few minutes but they had no answer, and went away. I passed the Sloop and Railway" about five minutes afterwards, and saw two men crouching in a door way nearly opposite the Sloop and Railway." I turned ▼ lamp on them, and saw two men named William i Banner and David Lewis. I asked what they were doing, and they began to laugh and ran away round the corner. I went to see the way they were going, and met Allen Davies, one of the prisoners, on the corner. I said: "Allen, what is the matter with those young fellows ? what are they up to ? I suppose they are after their sweethearts ?" He said :—" I suppose they are." The next morning I heard of the robbery, and went to the Sloop and Railway." I examined the premises, and foupd a great many tracks in the back way; but they were crossed so many times that I could not get a plain impression. William Banner deposed: I live at Kiln Road, Mil- ford, and am a shipwright. I saw Allen Davies and Thomas Stephens coming out of the Sloop and Railway with the cask of beer on Allen Davies's shoulders they came from the back premises, and (:arried the cask to a house occupied, I believe, by Thomas Jenkins in Robert Street. I followed them in, and to, k part of a glass of the contents of the cask to be certain tfhat it was. It was beer. I afterwards sat down on the stairs and went to sleep. David Lewis and another person called Raffdrty were there. I saw the prisoners before they went into the Sloop and Railway I did not know they were going for the cask. I did not see them get over the wail they might have been five or ten minutes before they returned. I told them to put the cask back or I wes sure there would be a row about it. They said it was too late, and that it was not worth while going hack with it then. I was not keeping guard at the front door. I had met the prisoners at the Rose and Crown Inn before that night: 1 left the Rose and Crown about twelve o'clock. I left Jenkins's house where .the beer was taken about six o'clock in the morning, Ailen Davies was then drunk, and the jug used in drinking the beer had been broken in pieces. I WAS aroused by a fight in the house. Allen Davies carried the cask and the other prisoners walked alongside of him. Th:s was the evidence in support of the charge. The crisoners denied entering the house. 1 be Bench committed the prisoners to take their trial at the Assizes. ASSAULT. James Spearing, a rivetter, employed at the Railway Works at Newton Noyes, was charged with assaulting Charles Lister, on the 17th December. John Spearing and Thomas Spearing, brothers of the first NAMJL defen- dant, were also charged with using threats towards the same complainant. The three defendants denied the charge. The Comp!aindnt deposed that on the 17th instant, he was at, WOIK in the workshop at Newton Noyes, ard picked up a hammer which he had lent to another man, and walked away with it. The defendant, Jaines Spearing, came after him, and said it was like his impudence to take the hammer without, asking him, and wrenched it out of his hand. He fell into a corner, and the defendant seized him by the hair, and struck him several time?. He got away, and the defendant came after him and seized him by the coat, tearing tbe collai off it. The defendant kept tormenting him, and he took up a hammer, and said that if he did not leave him alone, he would strike him down with it. The defendant seizea him by the neck again, and Thomas Spearing ran up, and taking off his coat said "Kill the James Spearing took the hammer out of his hand, and struck him severa: times with his fist, and continued to do until one o* the men told him not to do it again. John Spearing said — "Knock his moustache off." There had been a great deal of ill feeling tc wards him on the part of the defendants: he was foreman over the defendants, and had spoken to his employer about their conduct, and he said that it was difficult to get rivctiers, and that he must try to put up with their conduct. Joseph George corroborated the complainant's state. men!. James Spearing asserted that the complainant first struck him, and that he then gave him a shaking. The other defendants said that they had not threatened the complainant. The Bench dismissed the charge against John Spearing and Thomas Spearing, and fined James Spearing 2tls and costs, amounting altogethor to jEl 17s. ( James Spearing said that lie had stood up in b is own detcnoe, and that proceedings before the Bench would never stop a man doing the thing for which he was fi ,ed. The Bench said that the defendant would find that the law would be too powerful for him, and ordered the amount of the fine and costs to ba paid immediately: and in default the defendant to be committed to prison for one month with hard labour. The defendant, not. being prepared to pay the money, was ordtrsd io stand aside for removal to prison. The complainant asked the Bench to give the defendant time to pay the fine, expressing his readiness to pay half the money, and staging that his sole OBJECT was to obtain protection. He did not wish the defendant sent to prison; and remarked that the defendant had a wife and family, and that his circumstances were not good. The Bench faid that the complainant had shown a very kindly spirit, and gave the defendant a week to pay the fine and costs. WILFUL DAMAGE. Thomas Jones, a little boy, living at Llanstadwell, was charged with wilfully damaging a door, the property of Mr George Parry, solicitor. The charge was proved by a woman, who lived close to the house where the defendant committed the injury. A little girl, aged 13 years, named Reynisb, daughter of John Reynish, of Llanstadwell, was called as A WITNESS on behalf of the defendant. In answer to questions touching her knowledge of the nature of an oath, she said she could not read, and bad not been in a place of worship more than three or four times. She nevir heard the Bible read, and did not go to any school. The Bench said it was a great disgrace to her parents that no effort was made to teach the little girl right from wrong. Rev P. Phelps (addressing the little girl) said: We cannot take your oath when you go home tell your father and mother that we could not take your evidence, because we aon't think you know right from wrong. The Bench fined the defendant Id, and ordered him to pay 6d damage, and costs. HE was allowed a mouth to pay the amount.
M I L F 0 R D. In our obituary of this day we record the d?H(h of Mr George Thomas, grocer, an old and respectable inhabitant of the town of Milford. He had been in business for nearly half a century; and by his kind, honest, and straightforward manner had won the esteem oi all who knew him. The respect in which fie was held wae shown on the day his mortal remains were conveyed to the r earthly home, when nearly at: the shop windows were closed, and business suspended. He was an earnest and zealous Churchman, a tender husband, and a kinti father. Much sympathy is felt tor his bereaved family. His end was peace.
PEMBROKE. CHARGE OF PERJURY AT PEMBROKE. On Saturday, before Dr H. P. Jones, and ten other magistrates, Superindendent George Evans charged George Mathias Sinnett, otherwise Sinnette, with having at the Town Hal], Pembroke, on September the 23rd, at a revision court, held before Mr William Mills, the revising barrister, wilfully committed corrupt perjury, in the case of his falsely obtaining a vote, for the election of a member of Parliament, under the lodger FRANCHISE. This case excited immense interest in the locality, (the court being densely crowded throughout the day), the more especially as the accused holds a responsible situation in the Dockyard, and was co-secre- tary of Sir Hugh Owen's electioneering committee, and has been generally respected in the town of Pembroke Dock, where he has been brought up. Mr W. 0. Rutm conducted the prosecution, and Mr W. John, of Haverfoidwcst, the defence. Mr Robert Lanning, the Town Clerk, was sworn, and proved that the Revision Court had been properly con- stituted on the day named in the indictment, September the 23rd, 1868. Mr William James, assistant overseer of St Mary's parish, produced the original ovei seer's list of names, tbe name of tbe defendant being tbereon. Dr Douglas Reid, sworn, said he was a magistrate, and was present at the Revising Rarrister's Court on September the 23rd, at the Town Hall, Pembroke, when the list for the Lodger Franchise was gone through, and he especially noticed Mr Sinnett's claim. He saw the oath administered to him by the Barrister, and beard his examination as to his qualifications in regard of obtaining a vote. He heard the barrister ask him what rent he paid for his house. He replied that he paid half the rent. The whole house was rented at £18, and he paid £9, and also paid half the rates, which amounted to 35s. By Mr John I am quite positive that he stated £ 9, and that his share of the rates was either 35s or 35s 6d. I cannot quite remember who put the first question to him, the revising barrister, or yourself, but I know you supported his claim upon that occasion. He said he claimed in respect of six rooms that he held in the house. I don't remember Sinnette saying that the house now lets for £ 18." I never heard him say so, and 1 don't believe he mentioned the word now." He did not say that bis part of the rates was 30s, but 35s or 3as 6d. Ho said the rocms were unfurnished. I did not make any notes in the court, or afterwards. I heard about a week or a fortnight after the court was held that he had sworn falsely. By the prosecution He persisted in the statement be had made, and never said anything after to qualify it, and on these representations he had his vote. The next vit iesswasMr Wm. Hulm, who said he was a magistrate. Was in the court during the time Mr Sinnett was examined his was the last case before the court closed. He heard the question asked by the bar- rister as to the rent he paid, and he said he paid R9 per year, and 35s rates and taxes. He said it over three or four times, and on that evidence be bad his vote. Mrs Mary Ann Kneebone said she was a widow, and h d rented a house at Lower Meyrick Street, Pembroke Dock, and bad resided there up to September the 29th, and paid the rent up to that time. The defendant took half of the house with her, and she (witness) took the house from Mrs Hancock, the rent being Xi5 per year. She had. a written agreement with Mr Sinnett (produced) with his name attached to it, which he signed in her presence, in which it was stipulated that he should pay L7 10s, half of the rent, and also half of the taxes, the amount of rent to he paid quarterly, which was done, at which times XI 17 d 6<1 was paid and no more. She had only paid one single rate during the time she was in the house. [Receipt ptolucedfor 18s, half of which, 9s, 6 ndant had paid.] By Mr John I have been away from Pater since last Jutie, and only recently returned during that time my daughter rec ived the rent. Mr Sinnett can show by the receipts he has been given what rent he paid. I 30i\'t recollect Mrs Hancock saying that the house would not be let to the next tenant under £18, I gave Mrs Hancock notice that I should leave the house. I can't say the amount of rates owing. I never authorised anyone to alter my agreement for rent. Mr James, assistant overseer, re-culled, produced the rate-books, and said that for Mrs Kneebone's house at Meyrick Street, the rates were frorij July, 1867 to July, 1868, viz, poor rates £1 143 10td, highway rate 5s 7- £ d, gas rate 6s 9d, total £ 2 7s 3d, and Mr Sinnett's half of that was XI 33 711 the house was rated at X16 gross, and £ 13 10s rateable value. By Mr John Mrs Knecbone applied to the Assess- ment Committee on July 4 h, 1867, when the gross value was reduced from CI9 to £16, For the defence, Mr John called John Thomas Cock, who said he was a schoolmaster; he was present on September 22nd, at the Revision Court, when Mr Sin- nett's claim was heard, and made notes of the questions and answers in his case on his letu n tome in ihe even- ing the first question he (defendant) was asked was what is the rent of your house ?" he replied, it is now let at £ 18 per year the nexf, '• and I believe you pay half the rates and faxes,'J he replied, "I do;" "what do the rates and taxes amount to r" he replied, I should think about 80s how many rooms have you;" he replied, six, and that be was the exclusive occupier of them, and that they were unfurnished." By Mr Hulm: ] am not a reporter. I did not make any notes with a view of these proceedings: my only reason for taking thein was that as Sinnett and I were members of the Liberal Committee, I was desirous of having notes of what was said. The notes were written at my house the same night, between nine and twelve o'clock. I got home about nine o'clock: I had tea: I then went to a meeting. There was no one present when I made the notes. Sinnett was not asked by the bar- rister what rent ho paid: but I won't swear that tbe barrister did not say £ 9—the half of £ 18. I believe the barrister gave him his vote as on the value ot the house, and not on the rent he paid. (Laughter.) He was never asked what rent he paid. There were others there under the lodger franchise. The barrister asked Mr Smedley what rent he paid, and I presume he asked others. Sinnett's reply to the barrister was that "the rent (of the bouse) is now X18 per year, and the rates (his part) 30s." Never beard him say 35s. Mr Hulm: Will you swear, sir, that he did not say 35,s ? Witness (after considerable hesitation): Well, I won't swear that 35s was not mentioned; but I don't think it was. By the Bench: My notes were not taken in court, He was asked about the rates, but not about the rent. I don't know anything about the matter. (Laughter.) Can't say was it then existing tenancy, or after. I swear he was never asked by anyone as to the amount of rent, he paid. 1 The Bench to Mr Lanning, Town Clerk It is a genera question to usl. what rent they pay. One Mr Dickenson said from 6s to 8s a week, and then the decision of the barrister is based on that. The next witness was William James Fitze, who said he had heard Mr Cock's evidence, which was generally correct. He (witness) was asked by the barrister what rent he paid, and he heard all others generally asked about their rent, but Sinnett was not asktd the question, only about the rates. By Mr Hulm: ] knew that Sinnett was paying the halt of LI,5 rent per year. I had my vote on the same day. I was in treaty about the same house about June last, but I gave up the idea of taking it when I found that the rent was to be £18. Angus M'Coll corroborated the preceding evidence generally, and said that it was true as far as he knew. By Mr Hulm: H'3 was not asked about the rent. He heard no one ask him. J swear no one asked him. He heard Mr Richardson and Mr Smedley asked what they paid per week, but Sinnett was not asked. (Laughter.) Eliza Griffiths, a married woman, daughter of the owner of the house, Mrs Hancock, said that previously the house had been let for £21, then for nineteen guineas. Mrs Kneebone only paid £15 per year, and it is now let to Miss Edwards for £ 17, and not X18. Thomas GlanvilJe said he was present at the Revision Court, and what the firlt witness, Mr Cock, had said in his evidence was substantially true, he believed. He could not say that what Cook had stated was all that took placi, The Bench, after consulting for a short time, com- mitted the defendant to the Assizes bail being accepted, himself in JlOO. and two sureties of £ 50 each. The witnesses were also all bouud over to appear. This case lasted five hours.
CORONEU'S INQUEST.—On Monday, the 21st inst, an inquest was held at the Police Station, Saundersfoot, before the Coroner, W. V. James, Esq, on the body of a tramp named William Fisher. Police Sergeant Royle was the first witness called, who deposed that at about ten o'clock on Saturday morning he found the deceased lying on the flags near the Picton Castle Inn he spoke to him, and said Well old man, you cannot lie here he took hold of his arm and with very little assistance the man got on his feet: the Sergeant then said You look very ill; you'd better go to the Uuion but first come to the Police Station, and I will give you some warm tea, and you'll be better able to go." He then walked by himself to the door of the Station, and turning round eat on the steps; immediately his head fell back. Sergeant Royle then ran to him thinking he was in a fit, and with assistance lifted him into the cell aid placed him on the bed, he then poured a little brandy down his throat, but found his pulse had stopped and his heart had ceased to beat. He felt convinced he must have died before he was carried into the Station. He found that his name was William Fisher, and he was a native of Staffordshire, 63 years of age. Thomas Newaam, Esq, M.D., stated I was oalled in to see the body of this man who is dead. I made a post mortem examination on Sunday. On opening the cheat I found the lungs highly congested, and completely adhering to the pleura the result of an old and long standing in. flaamation there were only two very small portions of the right lung through which he could possibly have breathed the heart was empty, flaccid and pale, but moderately healthy the veit. s of the heart were con- gested with venous blood the stomach contained about four ounces of fluid, but no solid matter. The evidences as to the cause of death were qu/te sufficient that he died from'congestion of the lungs acoelerated by want of proper attention. The jury, by theÍl: foreman Mr W. James, returned a verdict to the effect that the deceased's death resulted from natural causes."
BIRT ITS, MARRIAGES, & DEATHS. Notices of Births, Marriages, and Deaths, should be sent to usin Manuscript, properly authenticated. We cannot under- take tc search other papers for these announcements, vhiea are frequently found o be incorrectly printed, or turr out to be untrue. BIR,riis. On the 18th instant, at the Koval Crescent, Notting Hill, London, the wife of J. D. Roberts, Esq., of a daughter. DEA1H. On the 15th instant, at Slade Lane, Sergeant John Webster, Permanent Staff, R.P.A.M., much respected by his comrades and all who knew him, aged fifty-two years. On the 11th instant, at 18, Charles Street, Milford, Mr George Thomas, grocer, aged 68 years.
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. ~WSBKLY TKAFFIC RETURN. Week ending December 13ib, 186K £7..f.,074 Corresponding Week, 1867 £ 71,827 F. CLOTSOM, Chief Accountant.
HUNTING APPOINTMENTS. THE PEMBROKESHIRE HUNT CLUB FOXHOUNDS. Thursday, 21th December, at Hayscastle. Each day at 10.30. SOUTH PEMBROKESHIRE HOUNDS. Thursday, 24th December, at Tenby. Each day at 10'30 a.m. MIL POWELL'S HOUNDS. Saturday, 26th December, at, Dolewilim. Each day at 10,30 a.m. HAVERFORDWEST HARRIERS. Saturday, 26th December at Walwynscastle Cross. Each day at 10.30, a.m. \7'W
THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD AND MUSIC. It may be scored to the credit of the National Eestedd- fod of Wales (or at least to its latest development) that it has given some impetus to choral singing, and has furnished the germs of talent whioh, under English tutelage, has eventually proved itself capable of good things. Thus the Eisteddfod hoisted into notice Miss Edith Wynne and Miss Edmonds—ladies who subse- quently benefited largely by troining in England. A new singer is promised us ham the Principality-a Miss Francis, the daughter of a working man who himself showed considerable ability in organising an artizan choir from the mountains of South Wales and carrying off the honours at Carmarthen a victory highly spoken of by Mr Henry Leslie att'!e time. The daughter of this mechanic gained a vocal scholarship at Chester two "ears ago, and has just received the benefit of a concert given at Swansea to enable her to defray the expenses of a year's study previous to ente) ing the RoyalAcademy. A good many kindly elements contributed to help the poor girl. First, MR Brinley Richards went down from town, and gave his gratuitous services in fulfilment of an old promise then Messrs Broadwood freely lent a large grand piano and the Greit Western as freely cairied it to and fro (was ever so much generosity recorded of a railway company?) Of course the local folks worked arduously for the charity, and of course the London composer and his colleague, M. Paque, who acsom- panied him, were enthusiastically welcomed. With the merits of the concert, beyond recording its success, we have nothing t»Jo wtiat remains is to point out to young Wales that it is by common-sense means like these she will force her budding talent to the front, not hy Cheap Jack tricks with bards and harps and stones and sheathed swords. And Cambria may also bear in mind that when promise of fair ability cames from Wales, Englishmen are eager to welcome it, and local Welshmen here do not forget the claims of the old country on their generosity. These facts are the best answer to the ravings of native bards about England's jealousy and England's exclusivenesa. England is never exclusive towards charming artidi like Miss Edith Wynne and Miss Edmonds. But England will ooBtinue to be amazingly exclusive towards the Tal- haiarns, and Roaring Lions, and blatant bards of that type, Orchestra, THE MANUFACTURE OF JEWELLERY.—The striking development of Fine Art productions in this branch of the industrial trades since the period of the great Ex- hibition is admirably exemplified in a most interesting little work just published by Mr J. W. Benson, who holds the appointment to H.R.H the Maharajah of Burd- wan, of 25, Old Bond Street; 99, Westbourue Grove; and the City Steam Factory, 158 and GO, Ludgate Hill. It is profusely illustra'ed with the most beautiful designs of Bracelets, Brooches, Earrings, Lockets, &c., &o., in every conceivable style, and with prices attached; and thus the intending purchaser is enabled to make a selec- tion suited to his taste, and ba-c it forwarded to any part of the United Kingdom, India, or the Colonies. The price of this most useful guide is Twopence, for which it is forwarded post free, and any cne who contemplates a purchase, either for personal wear or for a wedding, birthday, Christmas, or other present, it will be found of the very greatest service. NATIONALITY IN VOlCES,-At the ordinary meeting of the Anthropological Society of London, held on the 15th of December, Dr James Hunt, president in the chair, Sir Duncan Cibb, vice-president, read a paper On the Character of the Voice in the Nations of Asia and Africa contrasted with that in the Nations of Europe," of which the following is an abstract :-The subject was quite new and difficult to handle from the few facts bearing upon it; the author, however, trusted to these and to his general experience in its elucidation. The voice of the Chinese and Japanese was of low power, feeble compass, and whining in its tone, pos?es- ing at times a sort of metallic twang. Among the na- tives of Tartary, Thibet, and Mangolia the voice was strorger, louder, more powerful, yet still partaking of the metallic twang the female voice was not inferior in power to that of the male sex the metallio and deafening tones of the voice in those people were a will marked and distinctive peculiarity. In India and Bur- mab the voice was generally soft and very feminine, not so powerful as shrill; the natives of the hills had a more robust voice than those in the plains, the former pos- sessing a somewhat metallic twang, &nd the latter a plaintive and whining tone. In Africa the negro was taken as the type whose larynx was of intermediate pro: portions between the Chinese and Tartars, but differed from all other races of mankind in certain peculiarities, which the author described. The negro wanted vocal power in whatever part of the world be was placed, but possessed the elements of a bellowing or roaring voica -a deafening noisy sound, without harmony or distinct" ness. In speaking the voice was smooth and harmoniouS, or rough and husky. Considt-red generally, the varioUS nations of Europe possessed strong, powerful, SONOROU^ and clear voices; variations as to character and too might and did exist, but, as a rule, they all agreed 1 „ power, full compass, range, clearness, and loudne53 sound. The German had the most powerful voice Europe, for reasons which tha author gave; bu^i-0 strength of voice he must yield to the T»r^ar'. without exception, has the most powerful VOL,C,F C ,T,A world. The condition of the larynx, with le?S vocal chords, and other circumstances bearing on subject in the various nations of the three grea c nents, were considered, and tbe 8iyen °. „ general conclusions arrived at. The following gen took part in the discussion :Mr L. Owen l e, Carter Blake, Dr Roden, Mr Mackenzie, Dr CharnocK, Mr Allan, Rev Dunbar Dr. Campbell, and Dr. King,