r CARDIFF. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The usual weekly meet- ing was held on Saturday, Mr. Q. H. Jones presi- ding. Miss Catherine Davies, Elaenavon, was appointed cook for the union, at a salary of £20 per annum. This was all the business of public importance. AUSTRIAN COURT DISTINCTION.—The Official 1 Gazette of Vienna announces that his Majesty the [Emperor of Austria has been pleased to confer on Count Anthony Lucovich the Order of the Iron ,Crown. This is one of the highest orders of knight- jhood in that Empire. SUPERANNUATION OF A CUSTOMS OFFICER.—Mr. David Johns, of 31, Bedford-street, out-door officer !of Customs, has just been superannuated, after 38 'years' service at Swansea and Cardiff. INQUEST.—Mr. E. B. Reece, borough coroner, jheld an inquest at the Towu-hall on Saturday (touching the death of Mrs. Mary Rees, of 28, Great j Frederick-street. The evidence went to show that jthe deceased was 77 years of age. About ten 10 clock on Saturday night week she was going up- i stairs, when she stumbled and fell, fracturing her j collar bone. Dr. Price was immediately sent for, but the old lady died on Monday. The jury re- turned a verdict of Accidental death." FIRE. On Monday morning the errand boy of Mr. H. G. Were, outfitter, 61, Crockherbtown, was in the kitchen behind the shop lighting a tire. By some means the flames spread to papers lying near, which at once ignited the woodwork of the building. Information was sent to the central station, and Inspector Harris immediately pro- ceeded with the hose to the spot, and the fire was quickly extinguished. The damage was only Blight, and is covered by insurance. SCHOOL FOR DEAF AND DUMB, LLANDAFF.—Mr. Melville begs to acknowledge with thanks the fruits, vegetables, and bread, with 5s., from the minister and deacons of the Clive-road Mission Chapel, Canton, being from the harvest thanks- giving also vegetables and fruit from the harvest thanksgiving at. the Congregational Church, Roath- per Mr. Munn. INQUEST.—Mr. E. B. Reece, borough coroner, held an inquest at the Town-hall, Cardiff, on Monday, iOn the body of a sailor named William Ritchie. The evidence went to show that the body of the deceased was found floating in the East Dock on Monday morning by Poiice-Constable Price, of the Bute Dock Police Force. A verdict of Found drowned was returned. STREET ACCIDENTS.—About one o'clock on Mon- day a trap, belonging to Mr. Brouse, of Canton, collided with tramcar No. 23 in Bute-street. The two side rails of the car were carried away, and the shafts of the trap broken, but, fortunately, no person was injured.—At 4.50 on the same evening one of Messrs. Andrews and Son's omnibuses, driven by John Winn, ran into tramcar No. 78. It appears that the omnibus was proceeding to the docks at moderate pace. When near the Buto-street Bridge it collided with the tramcar. The force of the Collision threw the driver off the box of his bus, and, falling on his head, he sustained serious Injuries to his face and body. The injured man was taken to the Infirmary and attended to by the house-surgeon. WELLS' CHARITY.—A meeting of the governors of Wells' Charity was held on Tuesday at the Town- hall. Mr. Corbett presided, and there were also present the Mayor (Mr. A. Fulton), and Messrs. Aspinall, G. Phillips, D. Duncan, Thomas Rees, Rees Jones, and W. Sanders. Mr. Sanders drew atten- tion to an alleged grievance which had been dis- cussed in the newspapers with respect to the payment of 10s. 6d. on notice being given of a re- assignment of property. Mr. Wheatley expressed his concurrence in the suggestion to eliminate the clause and it was decided, on the motion of Mr. Thomas Rees, to ask the Charity Commissioners to allow of the clause being struck out. Messrs. Blessley and Aspinall, surveyors, reported that 129 houses had now been completed on the estate of the charity the number in course of construction was 83, the number tenanted was 95, and ten plots •■were unappropriated. Offers for twelve pluts of land for building purposes were accepted. PARLIAMENTARY DEBATING SOCIETY.—On Tues- day evening the Conservative Government intro- duced a measure for limiting the education rate to 4d. in the The Bill was brought in by the Right Hon. the Home Secretary (Mr. G. B. Hughes), who pointed out that the principle was that of limiting a school-rate, and said that the Board system estab- lished to supplement voluntary effort had drifted into antagonism with Denominational Education, and by means of its power over the rates and un- limited funds threatened to seriously injure Voluntary work. He argued that the rate would be enough for the legitimate purposes of School boards if administered with economy. The Bill Was supported in an eloquent and vigorous speech Dy the member for Blackburn (Mr. Thatcher) and 3v Messrs. F. H. Wilson (Dublin University), F. Bullen West Bristol), and H. G. Trevellick (Truro Division). The Liberal amendment, which de- scribed the Bill as retrogressive and uncalled for," was introduced by Mr. Miles (W. Birming- ham) and supported by Messrs. Gronow (Merthyr), It L. Price (Breconshire), W. J. Williams (North Bristol), and C. F.Sanders (Leeds). At ten o'clock the debate was adjourned. The division will be taken on Tuesday next, when Conservatives must attend in force to carry the Bill. DEATH OF A WOMAN FROM BURNING.—On Tuesday Jsorning Mr. E. B. Reece, borough coroner, held an inquiry at the Baroness of Windsor Hotel, Grange- town, into the circumstances attending the death of an elderly woman named Bridget Hefferen, of 7, Francis-street, Upper Grangetown. The evidence to show that the deceased was of weak intel- feet and was paralysed on the left side. On the r 3rd inst. she was in the kitchen, when her dress Caught fire. Bridget Leary was in the room when the accident occurred, and extinguished the flames with a bucket of water, but not before the deceased was badly burnt. She was put to bed, and Dr. tlain was sent for and attended her up to the time of her death, which took place on the 24th lost. A verdict of "Accidental death" was re- turned. SUDDEN DEATH.—John Careless, a pig dealer, Residing at 23. Lucknow-street, Grangetown, died suddenly on Tuesday. Early in the morning he left his house, apparently in his usual health, and talked to Cowbridge, dying at the latter place Shortly after his arrival there. THE HAVANNAH.—The Superintendent of the Savannah Certified Industrial School Ship begs to Acknowledge with best thanks the receipt of two baskets of apples from Lieut.-Col. Page as a present to the boys. THE AMMONIAPHONE LECTURE.—On Wednesday Evening Dr. Moffat gave a very interesting lecture at the Park Hall on his "Ammoniaphone." The lecturer, in the course of his remarks, reviewed the history of the Ammoniaphone in a brief and Explicit manner, and described the effect its use had on the human voice. At the conclusion of the lecture the Cardiff Choral Society* rendered Several part songs, and Miss Smith, who has a sweet and svmpathetic voice, sang "The Children's Home' by Cowen. By the Request of Dr. Moffat this lady afterwards used the ^■ttimoniaphone and again sang the same piece. It ^as then noticed that, after the inhalation, a slight hoarseness perceptible the first time Miss Smith Sang had entirely disappeared. The voice also as fuller, and a mellowness of tone, absent on the Jormer occasion, was apparent to all present, ^ther experiments with the society followed. A Jpte of thanks to the society for its aid to Dr. Moffat terminated the proceedings. To FARMERS and all those to whom it may con- tn.-The ravages of birds and insects may be prevented y using" Pix Compo." Sold in cans at 3s. Gel. and 7s. J?ch. Sole agents for South Wales, Perkin Bros, and C°., Ironmongers, 53, St. Mary-street, Cardiff. c2
NEWPORT. Board OF GUARDIANS.—The weekly meeting was held on Saturday at the Workhouse, Mr. Hillier in tbe chair and Mr. Bebell in the vice-chair. On the .^commendation of the Schools Committee, it was Voided to appoint an extra laundress at £20 per 1),num, and to metal the boys' yard. The number Paupers in the workhouse was 285, as against in the corresponding week of last year; chil- ten in the schools, 189, as against 194. ANNIVERSARY OF BALACLAVA.—Lord Tredegar, of the Noble Six Hundred who rode in the ^alaclava Charge, was present at the anniversary j^ner at Willis's Rooms on Saturday, and his lord- .p also gave his usual dinner to the tenants on he estate in honour of the event at the Tredegar ^■fhs Hotel, Bassalleg. INFIRMARY AND DISPENSARY. — Number of Patients attended at the Dispensary during the J^eek ending Oct. 24,445; number ot' visits paid ^patients at their own homes during the week, numlv": of patients in the Infirmary during v«e -weel. Physician for the week, Dr. avies; surgeon, Mr. Brewer; Dr. M'Carthy, house- ^rgeon. Southern District.—Number of patients w^'ng the week ending Oct, 24, 65; number of r,l8its paid to patients during the Week, 166.—R. &°°ke, M.R.C.S. Eng., L.S.A. Lond., Visiting lltgeon, Southern District. ClrIUSTCHURCH LOCAL BOARD. The fortnightly feting was held on Tuesday evening at Maindee, tor. Bladon presiding. A committee wasappointed '0 report on the condition of the streets on the H^th side of Chepstow-road, one of the members ^tigg that ducks could swim about there in wet lfather. An application for an increase of salary r the surveyor was deferred. The surveyor was to prepare plans for the improvement of '^dsor-terrace and Isca-terrace. SOCIETY.—The seventeenth annual meet- .of the Newport Auxiliary Branch of the ■j^Ush and f oreign Bible Society was held on (Ve?day evening at the rooms of the Young Men's j^'stian Association, the Rev. J. T. Wrenford aiding. The society in Newport had a revenue 15s. 8d. larger than the previous year.
SWANSEA. DEN DEATH—A child of six weeks, named I IS Ball, was found by its parents to be dead in on Tuesday morning at Llansamlet. t liE RADICALS AND THE GENERAL ELECTION.— tj. 4 meeting of the Swansea Liberal Associa- sJjy held at the Liberal Club on Monday °*ng, it was decided to suspend all action by ass°ciation during the election. This was t^ij by the advice of Mr. Hartland, solicitor, who %-L out the peculiar provisions of the new V^pt Practices Act. An election committee however, formed. AND FOREIGN BrsLR. SOCIETY.—The AhJjal meeting in connection with the Swansea 'I'ary of the British and Foreign Bible Society J'eld at the Albert-hall on Monday evening, Thos. Hall presiding. The Rev. James Thomas the Rev. Canon Smith, and others were ^Kst those present. The report showed that English section had collected £ 35, and the ^in Action £ 45 for the parent society. A reso- 1? thanking the society for its efforts and ijW:ln6 increased support was passed on the SO1' Of the Rev. G. A. Shaw. The Rev. James 8' the deputation from the society, after- 1 addressed the meeting. [% 4i- STATISTICS.—Week ending October 24, V '"—Births, 58; deaths, 18. Annual rates '•'OOQ:—Birth-rate, 41-8 death-rate, 13'0. i Medical Officer of Health. aOjJ^entation FOR BRAVERY.—On Tuesday h'° fy ip the may or Mr. Williams') presented Mr. • Turpie, keeper of the West Pier, on behalf o £ the Royal Humane Society, with a. certificate for saving the life of a young man who had fallen into the
ABERDARE. THE VALUATION LIST.—A supplementary list was presented by Mr. Hughes, the assistant over- seer to the Assessment Committee, at Mer- thyr on Saturday, showing a decrease in the rating of the various collieries in the parish, by reason of the 5 per cent. reduction granted by the committee at their last meeting, of £2,844 10s. A further decrease of £3,542 10a. was shown on account of the non-working of Blaen- gwawr, Middle Duffryn, and Bedlwyn pits.
BEDWAS. DROWNED IN A TUB.—A little girl named Hilda Nicholas, aged two and a half years, the daughter of a mason, was on Saturday found drowned in a tub of water at the pine end of the house.
BRIDGEND. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—This board had under consideration on Saturday the proposed alterations in the representation of the parishes suggested by the Local Government Board. They decided, in the face of an early County Government Bill being brought in, to ask the Local Government Board not to make any alteration at present. "11"1
CHEPdTOW. CONSERVATIVE MEETING.—On Saturday last a large meeting was held in the Schoolroom, St. Arvan's, in support of the candidature of Colonel Morgan, M.P. Mr. Henry Clay, the popular squire of the parish, presided, and he was supported by several local Conservatives. The Chairman, Col. Bond, and others addressed the meeting, and a resolution pledging the meeting to support Col. Morgan at the ensuing election was carried with acclamation. The gallant colonel's prospects are very assuring in this neighbourhood.
CARMARTHEN. COUNTY ROADS BOARD.—The general meeting of this board was held on Monday in the Shire-hall. The first business was the election of a chairman in the place of Mr. W. H. D. Campbell-Davys, de- ceased, and it was resolved, on the proposition ot Mr. R. Jennings, seconded by Mr. J. L. Philipps, that Mr. John Jones, Blaenos, be elected. It was resolved that the Post-office authorities be allowed to erect a telegraph line along the highway from Carmarthen to Pencader. Mr. F. R. Nevill brought forward the subject of re-building the parapets on the bridge over the River Stradey, on the road leading from Carmarthen to Llanelly, and it was decided to pay half of the expense of the re-building.
COWBRIDGE. SUDDEN DEATHS.—On Monday night Mr. David, of Croft House, Cowbridge, died very suddenly. The deceased had attended a sale at Sutton Farm on that day, and arrived home apparently in his usual health. After partaking of supper he was taken suddenly ill. Dr. Davis was immediately in attendance, but his efforts were of no avail, the unfortunate gentleman dying in the course of an hour. An inquest will be held.— On Tuesday morning an old man, a pig dealer, named Thomas Carless, who lived in the neigh- bourhood of Cardiff, died very suddenly. The deceased attended the usual weekly market, and appeared in his usual health. He was seized with a fit and conveyed into the Mason's Arms. Dt. Meller was at once sent for, but the poor fellow succumbed in about two hours. An inquest will be held.
LLANELLY. SODDEN DEATH. — On Monday afternoon Dr. James Rowlands, the district coroner, held an inquiry at the Tymelyn Hotel into the circum- stances of the death of Esther Jones, Park Eynon, Llanelly, which took place on Saturday evening. The deceased, an elderly woman, had given way to intemperance after the death of a daughter, about eight months ago. On Saturday she seemed to be in her usual health, but was evidently under the influence of drink. About midnight she was discovered lying dead in bed by a girl named Mary Ann Evans. A verdict of "Death from natural causes was returned.
MERTHYR. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—At the meeting on Satur- day, Mr. R. H. Rhys presiding, the Clerk reported that the board's account at the bank had been overdrawn to the extent of £1,900. Having, regard to the suggestions contained in the communication of the Registrar-General, read at the last meeting, the Rev. Aaron Davies gave notice to rescind a resolution recently passed requiring Mr. Jones, the registrar of births and deaths for the parish of Gelligaer, to take up his residence at Bargoed. The clerk pointed out what is not very generally known, that the registrar is bound, upon the receipt of a written requisition, to attend to register a birth or death at the house of the person making such requisi- tion, or at the house in which the birth or death occurred, upon payment of a fee of Is. There were 88 children in the Aberdare School at the end of last week, and 212 inmates in the work- house. The out-relief for the week amounted to JE179 15s. 5d. INQUESTS.—On Tuesday Mr. Leigh, deputy- coroner, held an adjourned inquest at the Dynevor Arms Inn touchingthe decease of Watkin Williams, aged 65, a collier, of Heolgerrig. Deceased died on the 18th from burns received in consequence of an explosion of gas which took place in his stall whilst at work in the Cwm Pit on the 24th of Sep- tember.—At the Crown Inn Mr. Leigh held another inquest, upon the body of Daniel Shirley, aged 66, who was killed on the 24th inst. by being knocked down by a locomotive engine at the Dowlais Works. —A third inquiry took place at the Workhouse, into the circumstances attending the death of Daniel Sullivan, of Sand-street, Merthyr, who was found drowned on Sunday last in the Abermor- lais Brook after having been missing since the 10th inst. SAD FATALITY.—William Thomas, a collier, aged 19, of 34, Plantation-street, Penydarren, who had his back broken by a fall of stone whilst pur- suing his employment at the No. 2 Vochriw Pit on the 22nd of December, 1884, succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
MONMUUTH. FAREWELL SERMON.—On Sunday evening a fare- well sermon was prcached by the Rev. Mr. Miles at St. Mary's, Monmouth. The rev. gentleman was exceedingly popular with all classes, and it will be very difficult to fill the vacancy caused by his removal. INTERESTING PRESENTATION.—On Monday night the members of the Monmouth Branch of the Church of England Working Men's Society held a special meeting in the Boys' Schoolroom of St. Mary's, when there were present Messrs. Thomas Davies (the president), Edmund Shellard (vice- president), W. Honeyfield (treasurer), and a large number of members. The meeting was convened for the purpose of making a presentation to the Rev. Chas. Craigie Mills, M.A., who for nearly four years had officiated as second curate of St. Mary's. The presentation, which took the form of a hand- some silver inkstand and pen and pencil case, was made hy the president, who alluded most eulogistically to the rev. recipient's valuable services and active co-operation. The inkstand bore the following inscription:— Presented to the Rev. C. C. Mills, by members of the Church of Kngland Working Men's Society. Monmouth, October, 1885." The Rev. C. C. Mills, in a brief address, thanked them most sincerely for the handsome present, which would be a lasting pleasure, and a reminder of the kindness of the good people of Monmouth.—A second presentation to the same gentleman, by the members of the congregation, of a magnifi- cent early English clock, of polished bronze, having works of the highest finish, and a pair of vases to match, took place in the same room on Tuesday night, when the vicar presided, there being a very large assemblage of the parishioners present.
PEMBROKE DOCK. SUDDEN DEATH.—On Saturday Mr. Geo. Thomas, aged 60 years, master founder at the dockyard, died suddenly at his residence, Princes-street. It would appear that some days previously a piece of iron fell upon the deceased's foot, injuring it and the great toe considerably, but no fatal consequences were anticipated; however, tetanus supervened with the result already narrated. It is somewhat singular that Mr. Thomas's papers for pension upon retiring from the service only arrived on the day of his death. Deceased was a staunch member of the Conservative Association, and was universally re- spected by all who knew him for his geniality and courtesy. «_
SELLING BEER WITHOUT A LICENCE AT CARDIFF. EXEMPLARY SENTENCE. At Cardiff Police Court on Wednesday Michael Spillan, of 1, Stanley-street, was charged before Mr. R. O. Jones, stipendiary magistrate, with selling beer in his house without a licence.—Mr, Morgan* Rees prosecuted.—Police-Constable Phil- lips stated that he went to the house in question and saw several personsina drunken condition. Saw defendant selling beer to persons present.—Police- Constable Staniield corroborated this statement.— Inspector Jamessaid that he went afterwards, and on accusing defendant of the offence defendant said," I have done three months before, and I can do it again."—Defendant now denied the charge. —He had, however, been fined £10 and costs twice previously, and on another occasion for the same offence j615. His. worship, therefore, considered the case proven and fined him £ 20 and costs, or in default one month's imprisonment with hard labour.
THE CONCEALMENT OF RLRTH CASE AT LLANELLY. Catherine O'Neal was brought up in custody at Llanelly on Wednesday and charged (before Messrs. R. Goring Thomas, chairman Richard Nevill, and R. Maclaren) with concealing the birth of her child, born on Saturday evening, the 17th inst. The facts have already been published in the Western Mail, and no fresh evidence was produced.—Mr. W. D. Brodie, who prosecuted on behalf of the authorities, ndlnitted that the evidence was insufficient to warrant the bench committing the woman on the graver charge, and she was sent for trial to the Swansea Assizes, to be held next week, on the minor charge of concealment of birth.
RAID UPON A BUOTHEL AT PONTY- PRIDD. At Pontypridd Police Court on Wednesday (before Mr. Charles Bassett and Mr. Evan John) John Bidgood, painter, of Tramroad-side, between Pontypridd and Treforest, was charged with keep- ing a brothel at 14, Tramroad-side. Police- Sergeant Macdonald and Police-Constable Guy stated that they had visited the house and found I men with prostitutes there. The defendant Bidgood was fined jE5, and Sarah Painter, the woman with whom Bidgood was living, £2, includ- ing coats. The money was paid.
CARDIFF. MONDAY. (Before Mr. R. O. JONES, Alderman M'CONNOCHIE, and Major SLOPER.) ILL-TREATING A HOUSE.—Edwin Price, 22, was charged with cruelly treating a horse by furiously driving it in Adam-street on the 26tn inst. The pony had been let on hire by Mr. Hurley. The pony was let out in good condition, but when returned at one o'clock in the morning it was ex- hausted. Its traces were broken, and there was a nasty cut over the eye, which had been sustained through a fall. The defence was that the animal had slipped on the tram-line. Fined 40s. and costs, or fourteen days' hard labour. ROBBING A SAILOR.—Elizabeth Donoghue, 29, was brought up charged with stealing jE5 in gold and 25s. in silver from the person of Francisco Orbach, a sailor, at the Charing Cross Hotel, Bute- street, Cardiff, on the 24th inst. The prosecutor, a seaman, met the prisoner in the street on Saturday night. She asked him for beer, and he gave her a glass. He left the prisoner, but met her again, when she asked him for more drink, which he refused. She took hold of his arm, and he felt a squeeze. He immediately missed his purse. He was struck by a man, and on his calling for a policeman the prisoner passed his purse to the man. Police-Constable Phillips said that on taking hold of the prisoner she threw some money out of her hand. He picked up 2s. At the station he opened her hand, and found 2s. 8d. In answer to the charge she said the money she threw awav was her own. Prisoner as sent to prison for four months, with hard labour.
TUESDAY. (Before Alderman M'CONNOCHIE and Major SLOPER.) ROBBERIES FROM SHOPS.—Terence M'Carthy, a man 31 years of age, was charged with stealing six umbellas from No. 116, Bute-street, value 15s., the property of Mr. Arkell, on the 26th inst. Albert Jupien, assistant to Messrs. Arkell Bros., recollected seeing the prisoner and another man in the shop on the 26th inst. Each of them bought a pocket handkerchief. They left together. The prisoner returned in two or three minutes alone. He took a bundle of six umbrellas which were hanging in the doorway, and went off with them. Witness went after him and caught him in the doorway of the Bute Dock Hotel with the umbrellas under his arm. The prisoner, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment with hard labour.—Mary Ann Brown, 37, was charged with stealing a pair of boots from No. 80, Cow- bridge-road, value 6s. lid., the property of Catherine Green, on the 26th inst. Prisoner, who had been previously convicted, was sent to gaol for three months with hard labour. ALLEGED STABBING BY A BOY.—Henry Walter Lewis, 14, was charged with cutting and wound- ing William Coster on the thigh with a knife on the 26th inst. James Cornish, a lad twelve years of age, living with his father at 23, Market-street, Canton, said between six and seven o'clock on Monday evening he was in the Cowbridge-road with William Coster. The Salvation Army was marching by at the time, and they were fol- lowing them. He saw the prisoner stick some- thing into Coster's leg, but could not tell what it was. The prisoner ran away after he had done it. The Bench remanded prisoner till Friday, a medical certificate being put in stating that the injured lad would not be able to attend until that date.
WEDNESDAY. (Before Mr. R. O. JONES.) CHARGE OF ASSAULT.—Edmond Griffiths was charged with assaulting and wounding David Howard on the head in St. Mary-street on the 27th inst. Mr. H. Cousins prosecuted. It appears that the defendant went to the Philharmonic-hall on the night in question. He was refused admittance by Howard for not complying with the regulations, and he swore that he would break Howard's neck for him when he came outside. After the enter- tainment was concluded as prosecutor came out prisoner ran at him and knocked him down. In the fall he received a severe cut on the head. For the defence prisoner pleaded drunkenness. This was, however, denied, and he was sentenced to one month's imprisonment. ASSAULTING THE POLICE.—John Hopkins was sentenced to one month's imprisonment for assaulting Police-Constable Hopkins on the 25th instant. ALLEGED THEFT.William Westcott, 21,was charged on remand with stealing a horse's feed bag from the West Bute Dock, value 6s., the property of Thomas Davies, on the 20th inst. A witness called for the prosecution said he had left the bag at? tl^e |Wcfes, and on going to fetch it the next morning it was gone. Ths Bench considered there had been no felonious intention, and discharged the pri- soner.
NEWPORT. MONDAY. (Before the MAYOR and Mr. WANSBROUGH.) SAVAGE ASSAULT.—George Sanders, a sailor from London, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Commercial-road, and also with assaulting Henry Rickards, a fitter, of Auckland- terrace. Complainant swore that prisoner attacked him in Ruperra-street on Saturday night and dislocated his right thumb. The man continued the attack with great violence, disabling his arm and knocking him about in a frightful manner The Bench remanded the case for a week. ANOTHER BRUTAL ASSAULT.—Thomas Fox, a notoriously-bad character, was charged under a warrant with violently assaulting Ellen Chesterton, who had been living in Canal-parade, twelve months ago. He was fined 10s. 6d., or fourteen days. DOMESTIC INFELICITY.—Selina Hayes was charged on remand with wounding her husband, Dennis Hayes, in the face with a knife. The husband re- fused to give evidence againshis wife, protesting that she was the best woman in the world. Prisoner, who had been before the court 22 times, urged that it was merely an accident. The Bench discharged her, and ordered her husband to pay the costs.
SWANSEA. MONDAY. (Before Mr.J. C. FOWLER, Stipendiary, Messrs. T. HALL, L. TULLOCH, and J. BUSE.) CHARGE OF HARBOURING IMMORAL WOMEN.— Frederick Jenkins, landlord of the Fishguard Arms, Strand, was charged with harbouring prostitutes on his premises on the night 6f fcfteMth inst. Mr. W. Robinson Smith appeared for the defence. The chief evidence was given by Police-Constable 18 (Jones), who watched defendant's house on the evening in ques- tion, aud saw 23 visits made by disso- lute women, who stayed there for periods ranging from twenty minutes to an hour. One prostitute came out a<t ten o'clock with a man, and danced on the pavement in view of the landlord. On entering the house four prostitutes were found there in the company of men drinking. For the defence, the landlord and another witness gave evidence, stating that no women were allowed on the premises for more than ten minutes. The Bench considered the case proved, and lined de- fendant JE5.
WEDNESDAY (Before Messrs. J. T. JENKIN, J. G. HALL, and E. R. DANIEL.) ALLEGED THEFT BY A SERVANT.—Minnie Williams, a girl of nineteen, living in Bry nmelin-street, was charged with stealing a ring, value £7. the property of Mary M'Mullen, of 22, rrafalgar-tenace. The ring, which was missed by prosecutrix, was pawned at Mr. Lyons', pawnbroker. Elizabeth Lewis, prisoner's mother, was charged with re- ceiving the ring knowing it to have been stolen. It was proved that the mother pawned the article and gave the detective a misleading story. Both prisoners were committed for trial at the next assizes.
ABERDARE. TUESDAY. (Before Mr. J. BISHOP, Stipendiary, Mr. R. H. RHYs, and Mr. D. E. WILLIAMS.) BREACH OF A COLLIERY RULE.—John Harris, haulier, was summoned for a breach of the 273rd special rule in force at the George Pit, Cefnpennar. Mr. C. Henshole appeared in support of the sum- mons on behalf of the Powell Duffryn Company. Police-Constable King stated that on the 1st inst. he saw the defendant and several others riding on some coal trucks which were descending the in- cline at the pit indicated. When they approached him they ran away, the defendant being the only one whom he succeeded in catching. A fine of 10s. and costs was imposed.
BRIDGEND. MONDAY. ASSAULT.—Edward Griffiths, labourer, Wick, was charged with assaulting David Jones, Llan- dow. The complainant was badly- beaten and kicked, and the Bench, considering the assault to be of a serious character, sent the defendant to gaol for six weeks. ILLEGAL EMPLOYMENT OF CHILDREN.—The Bryn- cethin Brickworks Company were summonsed by Mr. Bignold, Her Majesty's Inspector of Factories, for employing two children without a certificate of fitness, and also without a certificate of school attendance. Mr. T. J. Hughes defended. Defen- dants were fined 40s. in each case.
TEN BY. MONDAY. (Before Dr. DYSTER, Chairman, and Mr. E. LAWS.) DIRTY SLAUGHTER HOUSES.—George Prout, Wm. Adams, sen., Wm. Adams, jun., and Wm. Lloyd, butchers, Tenby, were charged by Mr. Henrv T. Morley, borough surveyor and inspector of nuisances, with allowing the slaughter houses of which they were the tenants to be in a dirty state contrary to the by-laws of the borough. Mr. Davies Lewis (from the office of Mr. C. W. R. Stokes, town-clerk) prosecuted, and Mr. W. Vaughan James, solicitor, Haverfordwest, defended. The Bench fined Adams, sen., £ 1 and costs; and Adams, jun., Prout, and Lloyd £ 2 each and costs, the Chairman remarking that the offence was a most serious one.
PENARTH. MONDAY. (Before Messrs. J. CORBETT, J. BATCHELOR, and Alderman DUNCAN.) ASSAULTING THE POLICE. — Alfred Rosser. a ganger, was fined £1 and costs for being drunk and assaulting the police at Dynas Powia on the 23rd inst.
YSTRAD. MONDAY. (Before Mr. IGNATIUS WILLIAMS, Stipendiary Magistrate.) COWARDLY ASSAULT.—John Blake was sent to prison for three months for assaulting Mary Collins at Dinas. It appeared that prisoner and two others went to complainant's house, and de- fendant assaulted the complainant. She was also badly assaulted by the other two men, who have absconded.
The adjourned inquest on the body of Lewis D. Perkins, who met with his death from injuries received in the late explosion at Elliott's Colliery, was held on Wednesday at the New Tredegar Arms Hotel befQrå Mr. Martin Edwards, coroner. A verdict ofu Accidental death waa returned.
THE MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. NOMINATION OF CANDIDATES. CARDIFF. Considerable interest and some excitement was manifested by the outsiders who thronged the pavement outside the Town-hall on Saturday to await the closing of the nomination lists for the forthcoming elections. The names of the candi- dates and their chances of success were freely canvassed, the independent "Pedler" coming in for some amount of good-natured chaff, which, however, lost its point when it was discovered that he had scratched'' at the last moment. In the Roath Ward there was a. slight surprise provided by the candidature of an unknown, but, doubtless, highly-eiffcient, can- didate for municipal honours in the person of a Mr. Davies. It was, however, round the Canton Ward and the West Ward that the interest centred, and when it was found that Mr. Brain was definitely "out" a very general opinion was expressed that the prospects of Messrs. Lougher and Brain were of the brightest, while it is confidently believed that in the West Ward one or other of the retiring councillors will be re-placed by Mr. Oliver. The following is the full list of nominations :— EAST WARD. ANDREW FULTON, 23, Park-place, wine merchant. Nominated by W. T. Edwards, J. G. Proger, Lewis Williams, Hees Jones, John M'Connochie, Peter Price, 1'homas Rees, and Evan IJoberts. CHARLES JAMES JACKSON, Howard Gardens, student of the Middle Temple. Nominated by George Fisher, T. H. Richcs, J. N. Flint, G. F. Webb, D. W. Wil- liams. E. Dobbin, W. White, John Parker, C. T. Vacliell, M.D., W. F. Gillett, W. C. Peace, James Ellis, P. W. Carey, C. P. Coles, C. E. Hardyman, James Evans, 8. Shepton, W. Griffiths, J. A. Le Boulanger, T. W. H. Plain, E. Jenks, F. Lock, J. M'Connochie, T. W. Jacobs, John Sloper, J. W. Brewer, Alfred Sheen, M.D., S. Fletcher, T. G. Horder, James Milward, M.D., R. J. Heath, W. Fletcher, Edward Earl, and Thos. Hooper. WILLIAM PEDLER, Royal Arcade, umbrella maker. Nominated by Henry Jones and W. Cooke. This candidate has withdrawn. WEST WARD. DAVID JONES, 13, Richmond-road. Nominated by Frederick Henry Jotham and Francis Sonley Johnstone. RICHARD EDWIN JONES, Washington Hotel, Rotunda Buildings, temperance hotel proprietor. Nominated by William Powell, Thomas Henry Per- kins, Benjamin Kyte, Edward Kal ten bach, Jamlls Mullins, and Edward Kinsey. THOMAS OLIVER, Trafalgar House, The Parade, boot and shoe manufacture". Nominated by Morgan Morgan, H. Lascelles Carr, J. H. Morris, VV. Yorath, T. Waring, Henry Stanley Kennard, Anna Cornish, Raymond Heitz- man, Charles Curran,Thomas Keane. Peter Davies, Wladislau Spiridion, Richard Evans Spencer, Robert Forrest, J. S. Corbett, andW. Glascoigne Dalziel. SOUTH WARD. DAVID EDGAR JONES, 41, Crockherbtown, surgeon. Nominated by Henry W. Thompson, Evan Jones, William Hillier, Alfred Rees, John Cory, Matthew Lewis Cope, William Henry Atkins, John Thomas, William Riley, Ivor Alexander, John P. Ingledew, and Henry Arkell. SOLOMON ANDREWS, Tweed Lodge, Newport-road, 'bus and cab proprietor. Nominated by Frederick Ward, Thomas Hoult, Edwin Oarke, Richard B. Baby, Charles A. Hey- wood, and Joseph Elliott, junior. THOMAS MOREL, The Lindens. Penarth, ship- owner. Nominated by John C. Osborne, T. Symonds, M. J. Blgg, H. J. 1'hatcher, Frederick Ward, William Grant, James Ware, John Cory (Penarth), Hichard Hoberts, Joseph Ames, Thomas Lewis, and Lewis Jones. CANTON WARD. JAMES REYNALLT JAMES, 152, Cowbridge-road, surgeon. Nominated by David Morgan, George Davies. W. E. Vaughan, G. A. Stone. Henry Marshall, S.Mildon, Charles Thomas. alld James Herne. DANIEL LLOYD LOUGHER, 5, Conway-road, colliery proprietor. Nominated bv Thomas V. Yorath, Charles Bird. R. E. Tysoe, R. Gibbings. Joseph Matthews, Gerrard Sampson, Frederick W. Hybart, George Strong, Edwin D. Robinson, Charles Moore, John A. Clarke, W. George Stacey, William Harry, James Bell, Walter Gardner, Dennis Hanlon, Joseph Hurley. Robert Peake, Thos. Martin, and Edmund Eawards. FRANCIS JonN BEAVAN, Conway-road, Canton, coal merchant. Nominated by James Heme, C. H. Page, William Edward Vaughan, John Norman, jun., Robert Lee, John Davies, G. A. Stone, David Morgan, Henry Marshall, and Nathaniel Carey. SAMUEL ARTHUR BRAIN, Plymouth-road, Penartb, brewer. Nominated by John William A. Stevens and Wm. Richards. ROATH WARD. EBENEZER BEAVAN, 29, Wordsworth-street, Roath, district agent of the United Kingdom Alliance. Nomiwlted by Wm. Roberts, John D. Jeans. Chas. Shepherd. Arthur Knill, Wm. C. Wood, Walker Kitchen, Wm. Harries, Edward Herne, Huh Read, John Robb, Jos. Ramsdale, Robert Suther- land, E. R. Moxey, A.H.N. Reddaway, E. W. Shackell, E. F. Kennard, Wm. Lewis, Isaac Clarke, George R. Noott, Wm. T. Mark, Robert Bird, aud George Pike. THOS. REYNOLDS, Roath House, Newport-road, Roath. fellmonger. Nominated by C. M. Williams and J. H. Wilson. WILLIAM DAVIES, 32. Richards-terrace, colliery proprietor's foreman. Nominated by Robert Sutherland and W. H. Rogers. REES ENOCH, Elaine Villa, 30, Wordsworth-street, grocer and provision dealer. Nominated by Thomas Henry Ward, David Jones, Edward David, Lewis Abraham, D. R. Ambrose, Isaac Merrifleld, David Williams, Thomas Thomas, David Jones, and L. J. Lewis. Monday was the day appointed for receiving objections to the nominations of the several can- didates at the forthcoming municipal election, and during the afternoon Alderman Lewis, the return- ing officer, sat in the Grand Jury-room at the Town-hall. There were also present the Mayor (Mr. A. Fulton), Mr. J. L. Wheatley (town-clerk), Councillors Dr. D. E. Jones, D. Lougher, E. Beavan, and Messrs. S. Brain, D. Shepherd, and Grogan, from the office of Messrs. Morris, solicitors, the latter gentleman representing Messrs. Reynolds, T. Oliver, and T. Morel. After the sitting had formally commenced the Town Clerk announced that Mr. Pedler and Mr. Davis had withdrawn their candidature for the East and Roath Wards respectively. Several gentlemen present then examined the various nomination papers, and as no objections wore lodged the proceedings ter- minated. POLLING STATIONS. The 1st of November falling upon Sunday next the polling will take place tho following day (Mon- day), at the undermentioned polling stations:— West Ward: Town-hall. South Ward: South Church-street Board School. Roath Ward: Metal- street Schoolroom. Canton Ward: Grangetown, National School; Canton, Severn-road Board School THE APPOINTMENT OF MAYOR. The appointment of mayor for the ensuing year will be decided at a moeting of the members of the council, which will be held on the 3rd proximo, the day after the elections. The names of two gentle- men are mentioned as probable occupants of the civic chair. One of these—Dr. D. E. Jones- takes precedence by seniority; but as his term of office is about to expire, and his re-election being a matter of considerable doubt, the proba- bility of the selection of Mr. T. W. Jacobs is freely canvassed. Under the Municipal Corporations Act, however, the council have power to choose a mayor from outside their own body, so that, should Dr. Jones lose his seat, he is still eligible to act as president of tbe municipal council. Should this bo done, many persons outside the circle of Mr. Jacobs' friends would consider it unfair to pass over a present mertiber of the council for one in whom the burgesses have shown a want of confi- dence. MEETING OF THE CATHOLIC REGISTRATION ASSOCIATION. IMPORTANT DECISION. On Tuesday evening a meeting of the Catholic Registration Association was held at St. David's Schoolroom for the purpose of receiving addresses from the candidates selected at a previous meet- ing. The Rev. Father Williams (president of the association) was in the chair. There were also on the platform the Revs. Father Maguire and Butler, Councillors Carey, Boulanger, Jackson, and Morgan Morgan, Dr. Buist, Dr. O'Donnell, and Messrs. T. Callaghan, W. Foley, E. Grogan, Captain M. J. Begg, Timothy Coughlin, and W. Edwards, the latter gentleman representing Mr. Reynolds, who, through ill-health, was unable to at- tend. Addresses were given by Mr. Oliver and Mr. Morel, the Conservative candi- dates for the West and South Wards respec- tively. The meeting was also addressed by other gentlemen. Eventually it was unanimously decided that the Conservative candidates at the forthcoming election should receive the support ef the Catholic Registration Association. MR. E. BEAVAN'S CANDIDATURE. On Tuesday evening a large and enthusiastic meeting of the supporters of Mr. Ebenezer Beavan was held in the Comet-street Mission-hall. Coun- cillor Bird presided. Mr. Ramsdale having addressed the meeting, Mr. Beavan spoke at considerable length on the qualifications necessary for a public representative, and claimed that his actions in the council chamber since be was first elected had been in accordance with the wishes of the majority of his constituents. ib criticised the letter which appeared in the South Wales Daily News, and replied to the statements therein con- tained. A resolution in support of Mr. Beavan's candidature was afterwards carried unanimously.
NEWPORT. The Radicals have provoked a contest in e:\8h ward where either of the retiring candidates is a Conservative. The executive of the Conservative Association met on Friday evening, and strongly deprecated any opposition to the retiring candi- dates. Unless there are withdrawals, contests will take place in all the wards. The nominations are:- NORTH WARD.—*Mr. Henry J. Parnall, corn mer- chant, Victoria-place (L.); Tom Jones, shipowner. Clytha-sqnare (L.); Mr. C. T. Wallis, gentleman, Chesterholme (C.); and Mr. C.D. Phillips, Gaer Fach Farm (C.). „ SOUTH WARD —*Mr. Benjamin Evans, draper, Gold Tops (Independent); George Hoskins, coal exporter, Cnrdiff-road (C.): Mr. William Evans, chain smith, Clvtha-crescent (L.); and Mr. Richard Davies, draper, Commercial-road (L.). CENTRAL WARD.—■*Mr. H. A. Huzzoy, Stow Gate Villa (C ) *Mr. Oliver Goss, sliipchandler, Carton Villa, Stow-hill; Mr. Charles David Phillips (L.),and Mr. T. J. Bevnon (L.).. T EAST WARD.—*Mr. J. W. Jones, iron merchant, Blaenpant, Malpas (C.); *Mr. Alfred Blake, gentleman, Stow-hill (C.); Mr. G. J. Kenvyn. provision merchant (L); and Mr. Thomas Goldsworthy, builder (L.). An asterisk has been placed against the name of each retiring councillor. Withdrawals have taken place in two of the four wards, which will leave the retiring members free to perform a "walk over." These are in the North and Central Wards. In the former Mr. Wallis and Mr. C. D. Phillips, both Conservatives, have left the field free for Mr. H. J. Parnall and Mr. Tom Jones, the retiring candidates, who are both Liberals. In the Central Ward Mr. C. D. Phillips, Conservative, and Mr. T. J. Beynon, Liberal, have retired; and Mr. Oliver Goss and Mr. Huzzev, the old members, will be elected un- opposed. The Radicals, however, have determined to put the town to the expense and the electors to the inconvenience of contests in the South and East Wards. In the former the retiring candidates, Mr. G. Hoskins and Mr. Benjamin Evans, are opposed by Mr, William Evans, chainsmith, and Mr. Richard Davies, draper. In the East Ward Mr. J. W, Jones and Mr. A. Blake, two old coun- cillors, are threatened with municipal extinction by Mr. G, J. Kenvyn, provision merchant, and Mr. T. Goldsworthy, railway contractor.
SWANSEA. The nominations received up to the stipulated hour on Saturday were as follow■ SOUTH WARD. HENRY MALIPHANT, Terrace-road, stationer. Nominated by Messrs. E. Alewood and W. Jones. THOMAS POWELL MARTIN, 54, St. Helen's-road, architect. Nominated by Messrs. William Phillips and Richard Brett. FRED ROCKE, Ffynone-terrace, woolstapler. Nominated by Messrs. W. Bluitt and Ll. Owen. EAST WARD. JOHN LEWIS, 3, Kilvey-terrace, St. Thomas, en. gineer. Nominated by Messrs. Charles Bath and John Wynne. WEST WARD. ED. FLETCHER, 43, High-street, auctioneer. Nominated by Messrs. T. Barrett and Jos. Derrick. RICHARD MARTIN Drumman, Isaf, Birchgrove, spelter manufacturer. Nominated by Messrs. R. J. D. Burnie and A. Francis. THOS. SANDBROOK, 45, Walter-road, ironmonger. Nominated by Messrs. W. Howell and A. W. Halden. NORTH WARD. THOMAS FREEMAN, Brynhyfryd, spelter manufac- turer. Nominated by Messrs. Richard Hughes and J. Powell. DATlD OWEN, Brookfield House, Morriston, tin- plate manufacturer. Nominated by Messrs. W. T. Lewis and Lewis Evans. WILLIAM WILLIAMS, Forest Hall, Llansamlet, tin- plate manufacturer. Nominated by Messrs. Joseph Davies and W. Monger. _í¡:ij:;
ABERAVON. The mayor (Alderman J. Jones) sat at the Police Station on Monday afternoon for the purpose of hearing objections to the nominations, which were handed in at the town-clerk's office on Saturday, of candidates for the office of councillor. No objec- tions which proved fatal were raised, and the seven candidates who will now go to the poll are the following, viz. :—B. A. Daniell, surgeon; James Davies, draper; John Davies, contractor; Richard Jenkins, tin-plate manufacturer; Richard Cook Jenkins, tin-plate manufacturer Benjamin Jones, jeweller Rees Thomas, licensed victualler. Mr. James Davies is the only retiring candidate who seeks re-election.
CARMARTHEN. There have been eleven candidates nominated for the six vacant seats in the Carmarthen Town Council, and a sharp contest is anticipated. The candidates are as follow:—Eastern Ward: *W. R. Edwards, *T. M. Davies, *W. Llewellyn, David Griffiths, and Daniel Lewis. Western Ward: *Henry Howell, *James Davies, *John Lewis (Johnstown), W. V. George, H. M. Grogan, and W. Jones (Longacre). Those marked thus (it) are the retiring members.
HAVERFORDWEST. On Saturday afternoon Alderman Phillips, act- ing as deputy-mayor, sat at the Shire-hall, to receive any objections as to the validity of the candidates' nomination papers. Mr. G. J. Bland (C.), Mr. H. James (C.), Mr. D. P. Saunders (C.), and Mr. James Rowlands (L.), the latter being one of the out-going members, having successively withdrawn, the three other out-going members— namely, the mayor, Mr. T. Baker, sen. (C.), Mr. R. T. P. Williams (C.),and Mr. W. Williams (L.), with the new candidates, Mr. T. J. White (C.) and Mr. W. P. Ormond (L.), stood in, when a technical ob- jection was taken against Mr. Ormond's nomination paper on the ground that his name appeared therein as "William P. Ormond as on the register, whereas the second Christian name, it was con- tended, should be in full, but in every other respect the paper had been properly filled in and signed. In support of the objection the case of Mathers v. Brown, 1876, Court of Appeal on a peti- tion arising out of the Stockport election, was cited, the circumstances of that case being similar to the present, except that in the Stockport case the registered number of the candidate was omitted from the ppmination paper, and in giving his decision Lord Coleridge expressed his regret that he was bound to dismiss the appeal for such a slight omission, but that such was the Act. On the authority of this case the deputy- mayor rejected Mr. Ormond's nomination paper, and the result is that the three retiring members- Messrs. Baker, R. T. P. Williams, and W. Williams —will, in conjunction with Mr. T. J. White, be re- turned unopposed, the Liberals losing one seat.
KIDWELLY. The first election under the new Charter of In- corporation will take place at Kidwelly on Mon- day, the 2nd of November. The following have been nominated for the twelve seats to be filled :— Messrs. D. Anthony, Penlan-issa; David Anthony, Penlan-uchaf; Henry Anthony, Garde; J. G. Anthony, Bridge-street; Thomas Anthony, Middlescwn; John Arthur, Kymcr terrace; Charles Blackmore, Mount Pleasant-terrace; A. V. Bright, Causeway-street; T. W. A. Evans, Rumsey House; John Gower, Parkesig i W. Gravell. Lady- street David Griffiths, Bridge-street; John Grif- fiths, Holloway i Thomas Griffiths, Henblas; W. Harries, Park Villa; D. J. Hugh, Bridge House; W. Jones, Rugesly; Rees Leyshon, Water-street; John Morgan, Wesley-terrace; Richard Morgan, Lady- street; Richard Randell, Causeway-street; George Redford, ringed Hill; H. Smart, Mountain View; and Daniel Stephens, Arlais House, in all 24 candi- dates.
LLANDOVERY. The following were the persons nominated on the 24th inst.Colonel D. E. Jones (C.). Velindre Mr. Jonah Watkins (C.), bank manager Mr. John Lewis (L.), gentleman Mr. Thomas Watkins (L.), brewer; and Mr. H. Llew. Lewis (C.), gentleman. The four first-named gentlemen retire by rotation, but seek re-election. No objections were mado to the above on the 26th inst. The polling takes place on the 2nd of November.
MONMOUTH. There is to be no contest at the Monmouth municipal election this year, there being no oppo- sition to the return of the candidates nominated. PEMBROKE DOCK AND PEMBROKE. PATER WARD. Messrs. J. Gibby, Imble Farm; J. Williams, retired dockyard officer; M. Nicholson, draper, all old members of the council; and Mr. W, H. Lewis, J.P., draper, now candidate, who, however, has served many years in the council, and once as chief magistrate of the borough, in the civic chair. PEMBROKE WARD. Messrs. G. Price, builder J. Jones, farmer E. Rooks, coal merchant—all old members; and Messrs. R. D. Gilbertson, solicitor, and T. W. Young, auctioneer, new candidates. Three vacan- cies in each ward.
GLAMORGANSHIRE QUARTER SESSIONS. The Quarter Sessions were concluded at the Towu-hall, Swansea, on Saturday. FIRST COURT. (Before Mr. R. O. JONES, chairman; Mr. J. T. JENKIN, and Mr. W. HUNTER.) James M'Lellan, 28, draper, was charged with unlawfully, by certain false pretences, obtaining from divers persons the sum of JE1 2s. 6d. of the moneys of John Baker Wallace, with intent to defraud, at Llanwonno, on the 3rd and 10th of August. Prisoner was found guilty and sentenced to two months' imprisonment with hard labour. This concluded the business in this court. SECOND COURT. (Before Mr. J. C. FOWLKR, deputy-chairman, and Mr. JAMES JONES.) THE LLANTRISANT WOUNDING CASE. Herbert Tomlin, William Deveraux, and John Riley, on bail, were charged with unlawfully and maliciously causing grievous bodily harm to one John Richards at Llantrisant on the 17th of August, 1885. Mr. Abel Thomas prosecuted, and Mr. Glas- codine defended. The jury found prisoners guilty, and they were sentenced to three months' hard labour each.
THE CARDIFF DRINKING CLUBS AGAIN. ALLEGED STABBING AFFRAY AMONGST YOUTHS. At Cardiff Police Court on Monday, Arthur Evans, eighteen years of age, patternmaker, who appeared in the dock with his head bandaged, was charged with cutting and wounding John Lynch on the forehead at No. 39, George-street, on the 24th inst. Mr. Perkins, from the office of Mr. Belcher, defended.—William Bloxton, a lad appa- rently about fifteen years of age, was called, and said he was at the Cottage Club, in George-street, between twelve and one on Saturday morning. There were about six of them altogether. A quarrel arose between the prisoner and a man named Lewis, and they fought in the passage. Lewis was taken awav, and then prisoner and prosecutor commenced to fight. The men parted, and prosecutor complained that he was stabbed. He was wounded over his eve. The prisoner went back into the smoking-room.—Dr. Murphy thought the prosecutor would be able to appear on Friday, and prisoner was remanded on bail.
ALLEGED ASSAULT BY THE LLANDAFF POSTMASTER. At Llandaff Police Court on Monday John Howe, postmaster. Llandaff, was summoned by Harriet Jane Banyard. single woman, for assaulting her on the 20t,h instant. Mr. Priappeared for the complainant and Mr. Reece for the defendant. —The prosecutrix said she was at present residing with her aunt, Mrs. Plews, at Llandaff. She had been living with her since 1871. She had known the defendant the whole of the time. The defendant came to her aunt's house on the 20th of October, at about a quarter past four, and knocked her down in the passage. He asked her why she had struck his sister previous to knocking her down. The defendant knelt on her after knocking her down. There were two bruises on her. She had not stnAnc his sister.—In cross-examination she denied that she was in the habit of getting drunk, but admitted that on one occasion when in that con- dition'she was driven home in a donkey cart. She had also had to leave her aunt's house on account of her drunken habits.—The defence was that the prosecutrix was drunk on the occasion in question, and several witnesses having given evidence to this effect the case was dismissed.
OPENING OF A LIBERAL CLUB AT LLANELLY. ADDRESSES BY SIR H. HUSSEY VIVIAN, SIR JOHN JONES JENKINS, MESSRS. YEO, PUGH, AND OTHERS. The Liberals opened their first club in Carmar- thenshire at Llanelly on Tuesday, and the event was made the occasion of a general gathering of the local party leaders, including Sir H. Vivian, M.P., Sir J. J. Jenkins, M.P., Messrs. Frank Ash Yeo and P. Pugh (Liberal candidates for Gower and Eastern Carmarthenshire respectively), the Mayor of Swansea, kc. A programme had been arranged, which pro- vided for the holding of a banquet at the Museum Rooms at the Athenaeum-hall, then the ceremony of formally declaring the club open, and finally the holding of a public meeting at the Tabernacle Chapel. THE BANQUET. About 70 persons attended the banquet. The caterer was Mr. T. H. Davies, Salutation Hotel. Besides those whose names have already been given, Messrs. W. Howell (chairman), G. Thomas (Carmarthen), Thomas Mainwaring, H. Wilkins, Joseph Maybery, H. J. Howell, J. A. Williams, and A. Mee spoke on subjects usually found in the toast list at a banquet of this character. OPENING THE CLUB PREMISES. An adjournment was then made to the club pre- mises in Hall-street, which were formerly used as a place of business, and had been altered at a cost of about JE300 and made to contain a hall and ante- room. Here, after certain formalities had been gone through. Sir J. J. JENKINS declared the club formally opened, and wished it success. THE PUBLIC MEETING. The public meeting at the Tabernacle Chapel was presided over by Mr. Joseph Maybery, who deplored the absence of a public hall in the town sufficiently large to supply the demands made upon it, and thus make unnecessary the holding of these and other meetings of somewhat similar character in places of worship. Mr. EVAN EVANS moved, and Mr. THOMAS HUGHES seconded, the inevitable vote of confi- dence, which was supported by Sir JOHN JONES JENKINS, M.P., who, in the course of an address dealing with most of the questions now before the electorate, said he had commenced the campaign with a settled resolve to be moderate in all his remarks, and, if possible, allow nothing to escape his lips calcu- lated to give offence to anyone of his opponents. Somehow or other he had twice fallen into a trap. At his previous Llanelly meeting he had been led by a preceding speaker to make remarks respecting the exclusiveness of the county government of Carmarthenshire. Possibly he did on that occasion say a word or two he ought not to have said—("No, no'')—and for which he felt sorry afterwards. General observations which were intended to apply to the autocracy of a sys- tem by which one man could confer the honours of a county had been taken by Lord Cawdor to have a personal reference, and he (the speaker) had received a letter from his lordship on the matter. He had replied, asking for answers to certain questions, and no reply had been vouchsafed him, but while making general remarks respecting the autocracy he desired to say that in Carmarthenshire there were many gentlemen in every way qualified and equal, man for man, with those Conservatives who held the commission of the peace who, from some reason or other, were excluded from the bench. Sir H. VIVIAN commended the action of the party in opening a club as calculated to improve their organisation at Llanelly. Throughout the kingdom generally their opponents wore before them in this respect. It was a favourite Tory dodge to entrap unwary youths, and he had reason to deplore its success by many defections in old Liberal families. He advised the audience not to create and foster political animosities. Among his most warm and intimate friends were numbered not a few of his most energetic political opponents; Comparing the two parties, he said that during the last 54 years the Conserva- tives (including the Parliament under the Premier- ship of Sir Robert Peel, who was not a Conservative at all) had been in office but sixteen years, and he could almost challenge them to point to a single great measure they had passed during that period. On the other hand, all the great measures which had made England happy and prosperous were due to the Liberal party, whose legislation pre- served this country from revolution. He warned them not to give ear to insidious whispers about Fair Trade, which was but another name for Pro- tection, and said he had refused Lord Iddesleigh's invitation to a seat on the Trade Depression Com- mission because he saw beneath the proposal something which he heartily and entirely dis- approved. The present depression he attributed in a measure to the great prosperity the country had enjoyed in years gone by, which had the effect of enormously increasing the amount of capital available for commerce, and thereby caused over-production in almost all trades. He expressed himself in favour of freeing land from all restrictions and endowing the people with the blessing of free education. The latter should be included in the Liberal programme. Referring to Disestablishment, he observed that if they had a Welsh Parliament— which he trusted in Providence they would never have—the question would be settled in a very short time. But they could safely throw in their lot with England. Nonconformists were already in a majority even there, and by exercising a little patience they would soon see this problem solved. With the new electorate the task would prove all the easier of consummation. Mr. YEO defended the Caucus as the embodi- ment of true Liberalism, and wanted the French second ballot system, by which the unseemli- ness presented by the spectacle of men of the same party contesting seats against one another would be avoided. He considered some of Mr. Chamberlain's actions, particularly that concern- ing Mr. Goschen, as scarcely wise, but was ready to accept the programme he had made out. Free Education was a small thing. It meant but an addition of a million or two to the Consolidated Funds, and if adopted would prove beneficial in that it would better fit the artisan classes to cope with foreign competition. Mr. P. PUGH and Dr. JONES also spoke. A vote of thanks to the Chairman, moved by Sir J. J. JENKINS, terminated the proceedings.
CHURCH CONSECRATION AT CEFN- COED-Y-CYMMER. THE BISHOP OF ST. DAVID'S ON CHURCH UNITY. On Wednesday the Church of St. John the Bap- tist, at Cefn, in the parish of Vaynor, was conse- crated by the Bishop of St. David's. The church was built many years ago, but a considerable time elapsed before the debt arising from its erection was extinguished, and then followed some un- avoidable delay in the conveyance of the land, hence the reason of the consecration not having taken place earlier. The ceremony was performed in the presence of a large body of clergy and an overtlowing congregation during morning service. The Bishop, who preached the sermon, took as his text the words, Is Christ divided" He said the language of the New Testament was strong and clear that the Church was intended to be exter- nally and visibly one body. Here was the Scrip- tural idea as he believed it, one single, undivided, visible society of baptised and believing men built upon the foundation of the Apostles and Prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone. Yet how unlike this was the present aspect of the Christian world. They found very little communication between national Churches, and they found rival religious bodies within the limits of the same nation. These were two dis- tinct points; whether it was the graver matter that national Churches should be separated from each other or that different religious bodies in the same nation should be separated from each other, he would not then argue. All that he would sny was that in both respects the Church had departed entirely from the plan and intention of its Divine founder. No doubt it was quite true that it was a much greater thing that there should be inward and spiritual unity than that there should be outward and visible unity. But did their outward divisions tend to peace or to the unity of spirit? Did not their outward divisions foist themselves upon them at every turn were they not mixed up with and aggravated by their political differences, their social distinctions, their commercial rivalries, and even their personal quarrels ? No doubt the first thing was to get unity of spirit in the bond of peace, but he could not say that the multiplication of sects between whom it was tWpossible tfftt that rivalry should spring up was a very likely way of doing" it. He was speaking now without the slightest tinge of bitter feeling, and he had not the least desire to throw upon those who differed from them the burden of blame and not to take a share of it upon themselves. All he wanted to point out was that the present state of the religious bodies in the world at large, and more especially in this kingdom, varied widely and sadly from the Divine and Apostolic plan, and that this particular variation from that plan was fraught with the greatest evil to the Church out of which evil, nevertheless, it might have pleased a merciful Providence to bring some good. He was quite sure that much of the alienation of feeling which unhappily existed in certain quarters between Church people and Noncon- formists was owing to this that neither party was quite able to look at the questions which divided them from each other's point of view. The truth was that both parties started from opposite definitions of the visible Church. To Churchmen the visible Church was a Divine institution which was ideally one, and which ought to be one in fact. If only each party could see" for one moment with the other's eyes they would cease to attribute to each other pride and uncharitableness on the one hand or ambitious rivalry on the other.—In the afternoon luncheon was provided at. the Temperance-hall, the Rector of Vaynor, the Rev. J. E.Jenkins. presiding.—In reply to the toast of The Bishop of the Diocese," pro- posed by Mr. Thomas Edwards, his Lordship said that during the eleven years of his episcopate the Church had been making visible progress in every part of the diocese.— His Lordship proposed "The Health of the Rector," who, after acknowledging the compliment, sub- mitted the toast of The Health of the Church- warden of the Parish, Mr. C. E. Matthews," who returned thanks.—Mr. Matthews, in proposing The Health of the Donors and Subscribers to the Church," especially mentioned the munificence of Mr. Gwynne-Holford in giving the ground, and of Mr. W. T. Crawshay, who not only was the first contributor, but who paid the last £100 to clear off the debt.—At a service held in the evening the Rev. Dr. Walters, of Llansamlet, preached.
Mr. Osborne Morgan, M.P., was robbed of his watch at Lord Rosebery's meeting at Wrexham on Monday night. Several other gentlemen were also robbed. Three thieves were arrest^4
NEWPORT TOWN COUNCIL. A special meeting of the Newport Town Council was held at the Town-hall on Tuesday to dispose of all business up to date, so as to relieve the pres- sure which had been felt on the day of the annual meeting on November 9. The Mayor (Colonel Lyne) presided, and there were also present Aldermen H.J. Davis, James Murphy, and Wyndhain Jones; Councillors J. R. Jacob, H. Huzzey, G. Hoskins, D. A. Vaughan, Tom Jones, J. C. Sanders, M. Mordey, Dr. G. A. Davies, T. Pugsley, F. Phillips, A. R. Bear, S. Batchelor, J. W. Jones, O. Goss, and J. Gibbs. PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE. The Public Works Committee reported that the registrar of the County Court expressed his opinion that the accommodation offered by the Town Council at the Town-hall for County Court purposes was insufficient, and the matter now dropped. The same committee reported that the lease of the Albion Inn, a double-licensed house in Friars' Field, was expiring, and although Messrs. Gaske" and Co. had offered to take it at j635 per annum the committee thought that a diminution of licensed houses in that neighbourhood would be an advantage to the town, and they, therefore re- commended that the offer of Messrs. Gaskell and Co. be not entertained, and the licence be allowed to lapse. This was agreed to with cheers.—In connection with the letting of the Albert-hall for political purposes, Mr. James Davis, agent to the Conservative Association, wrote to the town-clerk, saying he would absolve him of the contract let- ting the hall to him for the month of November provided the hall be allowed to him for six con- secutive nights, five of which would be for public entertainments, and that for the other nights the two political parties ballot for choice. The town-clerk was instructed to endeavour to arrange with the political parties on the basis of Mr. Davis's letter. The committee also recom- mended that no dramatic performances, private balls, or decorations of any sort be allowed in the Assembly-room of the new Town-hall. The com- mittee also recommended that the services of Police-Inspector Jones be re-arranged so that he be relieved of the duties of inspecting gas meters and of weights and measures, and that an inspector of weights and measures be appointed at a salary of 35s. per week. The report was adopted. fj/rhe MAYOR intimated that the Board of Guar- dians proposed to acquire a piece of land at the Marshes to erect a place for the accommodation of vagrants, so that proper provision be obtained to give the tramps sufficient work for their lodging. The proposal was agreed to. THE EXTENSION OF THE MARKET. The Parliamentary and Improvement Committee recommended thatthe town-clerk be now instructed to treat with the owners of property for the exten- sion of the market, and that the necessary notices be served upon them to complete the purchase of the property. Mr. JACOB, approving of the recommendation, went on to say that it was, he understood, sug- gested that with the extension of the market they should-have shop fronts to the new street and the two other streets upon which the market abutted, and these would bring in a revenue of J6480 a year. He went on to say that the town was very much in need of a large public-hall, and suggested that such a hall might be built over the whole market place which would accommodate some 3,000 or 4,000 persons. Mr. VAUGHAN thought the matter was being raised somewhat prematurely, and asked the cor- poration to deal with the great inconvenience aris- ing from carts standing in the streets on market- days. He suggested that they might be directed to go to a piece of vacant land near the market. In connection with the same committee, Mr. Gibbs asked if any consideration had been given to the inconvenience at Newport Bridge.—The Mayor said the surveyor bad been instructed to make certain, inquiries as tp the property, and he was directed to report as to an improvement with- out the actual purchase of the property.—Alderman Davis thought that when the matter was taken in hand it ought to be done thoroughly, and they would have to widen the bridge as well as im- prove the approach to meet the case, with an expenditure of £ 20,000.—Mr. Gibbs said he should move at the next meeting that they apply for a. provisional order to carry out the improvement. PAYMENTS. It was decided to pay £292 16s. Id., the cost of the Cholera Hospital at Mendelgret-road, and it was directed that a caretaker be appointed to look after the place. It was also decided to purchase a steam fire engine and length of suction pipe, at a cost of £ 375.—Mr. Jacob moved that a general dis- trict rate of Is. 2d. in the £ be levied for the next half-year. A NEW COMMITTEE. On the motion of Dr. G. A. DAVIES, seconded by Mr. JOSEPH GIBBS, it was resolved:— That. considering the great increase in the size and importance of this town, and the consequent large accession of work devolving upon the Public Works Committee, it is desirable in the interests of the public health that an additional committee should be formed whose primary and principal duties would be to attend to the sanitary condition of the borough. Mr. MORDEY brought forward the question of the condition of streets at Pill, and as the result of a discussion it was thought advisable to take all the streets which need repair, and do the work upon them thoroughly, borrowing a sufficient sum of money to cover the cost of the whole. Mr. MORnEY further gave notice that at the annual meeting he would move that a committee be appointed to consider the question of providing a public park and public baths for the town. At the conclusion of the business the Mayor invited the members to take wine in his parlour on this the last council day in his year of office.
SWANSEA SCHOOL BOARD. ALLEGED ROMAN CATHOLIC PROSELYTISM AT DANYGRAIG. COMPETITION BETWEEN BOARD AND VOLUNTARY SCHOOLS. The monthly meeting of the Swansea School Board was held at the Town-hall, Swansea, on Wednesday, Mr. W. F. Richards in the chair. There were also present the Revs. E. J. Wolfe, Canon Richards, and W. P. Williams; Messrs. W. Morgan, j R. Martin, A. Francis, R. Sutherland, and R. T. Reed. The report of the Schools Building Committee stated that a letter had been received from the Education Department referring to an application from Canon Wilson for a Government grant for the Danygraig Roman Catholic School, and re- questing the board's opinion on the matter. The committee had resolved that the board be recommended to reply that the scale of fees as explained by the Rev. Canon Wilson is unreason- ably low, considering the means of the population to be served; and that the board continues to object to the school upon that ground as well as because it is in their opinion unnecessary, having regard to the ample accommodation provided by the board. Tilat, lest the department be under any misapprehension as to the character of the popula- tion, the clerk be instructed to state that the small Roman Catholic population in the neighbour- hood does not consist of ordinary Irishmen, but of Belgians and French in regular employment at the metallurgical works in the district and, further, that the general opinion in the district is that the school exists largely for the purposes of proselytism, and the excessive accom- modation over Roman Catholic requirements gives colour to this belief. With regard to Canon Wilson's statement that the resolution at the last meeting of the board was carried by the casting vote of the chairman, that seven members only were present, of whom four voted for the resolu- tion, while of the other seven there can be no doubt, having regard to their previous votes, that had they been present six of these would have voted with the majority, An interesting discussion ensued, in which Dr. W. MORGAN led on behalf of the committee's recommendation. He stated that when the motion was previously before the board eleven members out of the fourteen voted against it, and their action was confirmed by the late department. When, however, there was a change of Govern- ment Canon Wilson thought proper to communi- cate with the new department. The fees were lower than in the competing schools, and although there were only 50 Roman Catholic children in the district the Danygraig School had "been built to accommodate 200. Canon RICHARDS, in opposing the recommenda- tion, said it was based upon most inaccurate state- ments, which would not reflect any credit on the board which made them. The school was built large in the expectation of a great extension of.the district, and there were already 87 Roman Catholic children attending it. The school being a public Elementary School the managers could not refuse to admit any children. who applied. There was no desire or intention of proselytism. He moved that the board send back the resolution to the committee, in order that the strange jumble might be corrected and a little more sense put into it. Mr. SUTHERLAND seconded. The Rev. E. J. WOLFE supported Canon Richards in his opposition, whilst the recommendation was supported by the Rev. W. P. Williams, Mr. Martin, Mr. Reed, and Mr. Francis. The amendment, on being put, was declared lost, and the recommendation of the committee was thereupon adopted. The reports of the other committees were adopted before the meeting closed.
ALLEGED LICENSING OFFENCE AT CARDIFF. AN UNTRUTHFUL WITNESS. At Cardiff Police Court on Wednesday George Slacev, landlord of the Thatched House, Bute- street, was summoned for permitting drunken- ness. Mr. Morgan Rees prosecuted and Mr. H. Cousins defended.—Police-Sergeant Durston and Police-Constable Lewis visited the house on the 17th inst., and saw a man named Johnson in the bar. They both said he was drunk. On going to the house again the man was still there. Other people were in the bar, and Mrs. Stacey and her son were also there. The man was leaning on a table, on which was a glass of beer. Some other men were at the table.—Arthur Meliish, the manager of the house, son-in-law of defendant, denied that the man had been served at the house. —Several witnesses were called to prove that the man was not drunk.—Mrs. Stacey, in answer to the Stipendiary, said her son did not leave the bar. —In giving his decision, the Stipendiary said this was a very disagreeable case. There had been an amount of lying, especially on the part of the young man Meliish, which almost amounted to absolute perjury. He was not inclined generally to send people for trial, but he had very great doubts in this case. The mother had most posi- tively sworn that the young man had not lefi the bar, while lie himself gave a long history of what he did outside the bar. He (the Stipendiary) was exceedingly ashamed that any man occupying the responsible position Mellish did should make such statements in the witness-box. He was not fit to have charge of anything. Taking the whole cir- cumstances of the case into consideration, Mr. Jones did not think the man wassuffirientIy drunk tr. warrant a conviction.
ALLEGED PERJURY BY A CARDIFF SHOEMAKER. At Newport Police Court on Wednesday Alfred Beake, shoemaker, of 18, Caroline-street, Cardiff, was charged on an adjourned summons with com- mitting wilful and corrupt perjury in swearing an affidavit before Mr. H. J. Lloyd, solicitor, New- port, on the 29th of August last. Mr. J. H. M'Laclilan, from the office of Mr. Cousins, Cardiff, appeared for the prosecutor (Mr. Louis Barnett, money lender, of Caroline-street, Cardiff), and Mr. George David defended. The case for the prosecu- tion was that in March last Mr. Louis Barnett lent. the defendant a sum of money—some £ 24 or £ 25 10s.-on a bill of exchange, which, on maturing in three months, was dishonoured. Proceedings were taken against Beake, and judgment was obtained. Execution followed, but it was then found that his goods were covered by a bill of sale. This, however, was upset, and the sheriff seized the things, which were sold for L15 9s. 3d., out of which had to be deducted £ 9 2s. 4d. costs, and jE6 6s. Id. went to Mr. Barnett, the execution creditor. I\lr. Barn(-, t t, however, got to know that a horse, which he believed belonged to Beake, was being sold at Mr. Bradley's auction mart, and after the sale he caused a garnishee, or summons, to be issued, calling upon Mr. Bradley not to part with the proceeds of the horse, which amounted to JE22. The result was that the money, less costs, was handed over to Mr. Barnett. The alleged perjury was committed in swearing an affidavit made by the defendant in the course of the garnishee proceedings, in which he affirmed that he never saw Mr. Bradley with reference to the horse on the days Mr. Bradley swore he had instructions from him. —Mr. Bradley was put in the box, and deposed that the defendant came to him and said he must have the horse sold. Mr. Bradley asked him if there was anything li up," and defendant replied that there was nothing then, but there might be in a day or two. When he (defendant; went tc the auction rooms on the day of sale to sign for the sale of the horse he refused to put his own name, and said he would sigu Llewellyn, Newport." He was, he said, very nearly copped a few days previous by signing his proper name.—In the result the Bench committed him for trial at the assizes, but allowed bail.
THE MERTHYR TYDFIL ARBI- TRATIONS. Sir Henry Hunt, C.B., has now given his award in the claims of Thomas v. the Rhymney Railway Company and Messrs. Hankey against the same.— The former case was a claim for 4a. Or. 37ip. of 2 land at Abercanaid, taken for the purposes of the railway, also for severance and for the loss of a way-leave rented by Messrs. Crawshay on the land taken.—Mr. Thomas H. Bailey, of the firm of S. and J. Bailey, mining engineers and estate agents, Birmingham, but resident near Merthyr, put in a valuation amounting to £ 3,592 18s. Mr. S. Bailey, senior partner in the firm, agreed with his son's figures. Mr. Thomas Foster Brown, of the firm of Brown and Adams, mining engineers, Cardiff; Mr. William Ross, surveyor, Swansea and Mr. W. Sturge, land agent, Bristol, also agreed with Mr. Bailey.—On behalf of the Railway Com- pany, Mr. J. R. Bonny, surveyor to the Great Western Railway, and Mr. Christopher Oakley, London, agreed in valuing the loss to Mrs. Thomas at 1575, placing little or no value on the way-leave. —The Arbitrator has awarded £ 1,634. Messrs. Hankey were mortgagees in possession, representatives of Mr. J. A. Hill, the original lessee, and the recipients of three-fourths of the wav- leave. In this case L3,890 was claimed for the loss of a level crossing, and, including that sum, Mr. Bailey's valuation was £ 9,935 4s.—Mr. Foster Brown and Mr. S. Bailey agreed in that sum.—Mr. W. Sturge estimated the loss at £5,948 13s., apart from the level crossing, which he had not con- sidered, not being an engineer.—On behalf of the Railway Company, Mr. W. Galloway, mining engineer, Cardiff, considered that to work the mines with a level crossing instead of carrying the coal underground would be a positive loss to Messrs. Hankey.—Mr. W. T. Lewis, for many years manager to Lord Bute, agreed in this.—Mr. C. Lundie, general manager of the Rhymney Valley Railway Company, stated that they had built a bridge at a cost of £ 4,000 specially to meet Mr. Bailey's requirements.—Other witnesses concurred that there was little or no value in the way-leave. —Sir Henry Hunt afterwards visited the mines to form his own judgment of the engineering diffi- culties in the way of the level crossing and the underground railway. He has now awarded £ 3'296-
BAZAAR AT CARDIFF. On Monday afternoon, at the Lesser Park-hall, a bazaar was opened, which is to continue till Wed- nesday evening, the proceeds of which are to be devoted to the funds of the St. Margaret's Sister- hood in St. Mary's Parish, Cardiff. The walls of the hall had been tastefully draped, while conside- rable artistic skill was displayed in the arrange- ment of the stalls, which were no less than eight in number. The wares on ench were, without exception, of an excellent description, and one uncommon feature, and not an unpleasing one to intending visitors, was the uniformly low prices with which the various articles were marked. The following ladies presided at what may be termed the general stalls:—Mrs. Greatrex, Miss Webb, Miss Furse, Miss Browse, Miss Sutherland, Miss L. Browse, Miss Fletcher, Miss Williams, and Miss Jones. Miss Perry presided at a flower stall, the arrangement of which was charming. Mrs. Webb and the Misses Webb superintended the miscel- laneous stall, so called from the variety of knick- knacks it contained while Mrs. Macadam and Miss Bal!ard,who wereassisted by young ladies of the con- gregation, dispensed most tempting viands from the refreshment table. The bazaar was formally opened by the Rev. G. A. Jones, who alluded to the good work done by the Sisterhood of St. Margaret's. He also referred in terms of the highest praise to the efforts of Mrs. Webb and her daughters to make the sale a success, and so provide funds for the maintenance of the Sisters of Charity connected with St. Margaret's Sisterhood, one of their vows being that of poverty. During the evening a mis- cellaneous musical entertainment was given by the St. Margaret's String Band, under the leadership of Mr. Sullivan, and by the St. Cecilia Choral Society, the members of the latter being under the baton of Mr. D. Jenkins. The attendance was very large and the amount realised very satisfactory. It should be stated that Mr. Lock, builder, kindly supplied the materials for tnd erected the stalls.
THE BURGLARY AT MR. ARCHIBALD HOOD'S, CARDIFF. At Cardiff Police Court on Tuesday James Mason, 34, and George Higgs, 33, were charged with breaking and entering Sherwood House, Newport. road, and stealing a quantity of silver, the property of Mr. Archibald Hood, on the night of the 9th inst. Elijah Keeble, gardener to Mr. Hood, stated that on the 8th of this month he and his wife were left in charge of the house. Before going to bed they went over the house. He noticed that the billiard-room door, which he had left locked, was open. He went upstairs and saw another door open. Ho noticed that door moving and rushed into the room, and found the prisoner Mason behind the door. His wife was close behind him with a light. He tried to catch bold of the prisoner Mason, but he sprang forward and hit witness against the wardrobe, saying, "I'll murder you." He got past and knocked witness's wife down, and the candle was extinguished. He followed the prisoner, but lost him in the darkness. He sent for a policeman, and went up- stairs again to the room where the plate was kept. He found that the door had been burst open, and several articles of plate, which had been taken out of the cupboard, were on the floor. The cupboard lid had been burst open. Upon going into the kitchen he found a pair of boots there, the soles of which were wet and covered with small coal. He then went into the coal-cellar, and found that the prisoners had entered the house by the cellar. Upon the application of Mr. Head-Constable Hemingway, the prisoners were remanded till Monday next.
STATISTICS OF CRIME AT NEATH At the monthly Watch Committee meeting on Monday Mr. Hea.Constable Phillips presented the annual criminal returns during the year ended on the 29th of September last for their examination previous to their despatch to the Home Secretary. In his report he states:— I am exceedingly gratified to report a diminution of crime during the period named. Sixteen crimes were reported against twenty in the year 1884, and only nine apprehensions against fifteen last j ear. Four hundred and sixty-eight persons were proceeded against for offences disposed of summarily, and under this head there is a decrease of 42 charges. A general summary appended hereto gives fuller information INDICTABLE OFFENCES. jn. De- Charges. 1885. 18S4. crea3e. crease. Manslaughter — ,1 — 1 Bape — 2 2 Arson I 2 2 Larcenies 4 7 I 3 Receiving Stolen Goods. 2 — 2 — Other Crimes 3 o — — Total 9-15 2 8 OFFENCES DETERMINED SUMMARILY. Charges. 1885. 1884. ^n" b crease, crease. Drunkenness 128 138 — 10 Local Acts 70 84 — 14 El'men'try Education Acts 56 72 — 16 Assaults 42 57 15 Licensing Acts 47 52 — 5 Sureties 24 28 — 4 Petty Larcenies 30 21 9 — Wilful Damage 9 13 — 4 Cruelty to Animals 1 9 — 8 Miscellaneous Charges 61 36 25 — Total 468 510 34 76 JOHN PHILLIPS, Head-Constable. 26th October, 1885.
A WOULD-BE BURGLAR AT NEWPORT. At Newport Police Court on Monday Peter Morris, a fireman, from Birmingham, was brought up and charged on suspicion with loitering in High-street on Sunday night for the purpose of committing a felony. Police-Constable Christopher Thomas first saw the prisoner a.bout ten o'clock, and finding that he was. wanderin g about till after midnight watched his movements closely. He observed him try the shutters at a draper's shop, and afterwards try to open the grating at the premises of Messrs. Nugent Wells, jewellers. When arrested he said a companion had run away with a jemmy." The Bench sent him to nrison for two months as a rogue and vagabond.
DEAR F RED, íûu will be surprised at receiving a letter from me but, thank God, I air. pleased to say I am getting better every day. I shall be so glad to breathe the fresh air again. It has seemed a dreadfullon time to be in bed. You knowl was taken to the hospital last April to be treated for Bright's disease of the kidneys. Well, on the 3,st. of July they tapped me and took away 304 ounces of water; the same thing was done again on the 18th of September, and 408 ounces of water obtained. On the 9th of October 1 was discharged from the hospital as iu- curable. In January this year (the 20th) was again tapped at home, and 360 ounces of water taken away. The St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London refused me admis- sion as a hopeless case, and the St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Chatham, also refused me as being the worst case they had seen for years, and two local doctors gave me up as hopeless. When I came from the hospital it took three to put me to bed. My clothes had to be cut off. I was an object of misery and despair. After thi hospital had refused me, and doctors given me up, mj wife persuaded me to try Hop Bitters, and from the com mencement have improved daily. I have only taket them seven weeks, and can now get downstairs and wall about without even a stick. With tbe aid of a few mort bottles of the Bitters shall be well again. The water ha. entirely lefl my body and legs, the only trace left is ir my feet. It is a wonderful medicine. I wish I had triet it, sooner, as I have nearly ruined myself and family witt doctors' bills aiid other expenses, I might have been well long ago. At the hospital I had no appetite whatever but since using the Bitters eat everything with a relish The only difficulty is the expense, but must not mind that so long as I am getting well. Am cheerful now that recovery is near, for every one had given me up af a bad job. With best wishes to I remain. 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KoberLs, ot Knaland, Professor Thompson, of New York, and other celebrated authori- ties t.ell us that all these symptoms are sme indications of Bright's Disease. With some patients the disease runs slowly 4titt for years. With others it comes as a thief in the night. This faL is all alarming one, and starts the inquiry, What can be done ? HOP BIlTKiiS for the CUKE of Kidney and Liver Complaints have no equal in the world, and thoso suffering from any of the above symptoms should use tnem at. once. From the Rev. J. Milner, M.A Keetor of Middleton-in Tcesdale, and Chaplain in Ordinary to H.H.H. the Luke of Euinburgh. February 9, 18S2. To the Hop Bitters Company. Gentlemen.—I have tried experiments oil myself aud others with the Hop Bitters, and can safely recommend them as a pleasant and efficacious medicine. 1 have found them specially useful in cases ot congestion of tile kidneys, as well as in bilious derangements. I pre scribed them to an Oxford Mrst-Olass man, who inn.' knocked himself up with hard reading, and now, when ever he finds himself getting below p"r, lie uses nothing else to get himself uti to the mark with, and invariably with the desired result.—1 am, yours truly, JOHN MILNKR. 70, Ambler-road, Finsbury Park, London, February 1st, 1832, Hop Bitters Company. Gentlemen,—For years I have been a sufferer from kidney complaint, and from using your" Hop Bitters ft am entirely cured, and can recommend them to nil suffering from such disease. WILLIAM HARRIS, Building Contractor. Among the many specilics introduced to the publit for the cure of dyspepsia, indigestion, derangements oi various kinds, and as a general family medicine, none has me: with such genuine appreciation as Hop Bitters. Introduced to this country but a comparatively short time since, to meet the great demand tor a pure, safe, and perfect family medicine, they have rapidly in. creased in favour, until they are without question the most popular and valuable medicine known. its world- wide ten own is not due to the advertising it has re- ceived it is famous by reason of its inherent virtues. It does all that is claimed for it. It discharges its cura- tive powers withuut any of the evil effects of other bitters or medicine, being perfectly safe and harmless for the most trail woman, smallest child, and weakest invalid to use. Few are the homes indeed where the great discovery has not already been hailed as a deliverer and welcomed as a friend. It does what others affect to do. Composed of simple materials, it is a marvel of delicate and suc- cessful combination. Nothing is wanting. Every in gredient goes straight to the mark at which it is aimed, and never fails. 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