MISCELLANEOUS SEWS. I Three children belonging to fruit pickers were aurnt to death ia their teat at Halstead, Kent, on 3aturday night. Two young children were burnt to death in a, fire at a Coffee Tavern at Stourport, Worcester-^ (fairs, on Sunday. Other inmates had narrow escapes. The factory girls of Messrs. John Lean and Son, Steam loom weavers, Bridgeton. Glasgow, are out on strike against a proposed reduction of Is. 6d. per week in wages. Mr. Ruskin continues very ill. There is no change since Saturday evening, and he ins passed two very restless nights. His state is such as to cause his friends great anxiety. Mr. John T. Sanders, a Northumbrian miner, has passed the Trinity College examination in organ playing and the Royal Academy examination in pianoforte playing (senior division). The captain of the Red Star Line steamer Waes- land, which arrived at New York on Friday, reports that just after leaving the English Channel the vessel struck and killed a whale, which was apparently sleeping on the water. The vesse escaped without injury. William Samuels was executed at Shrewsbury gaol on Monday morning for the murder of William Mabbatts, at Welshpool, by strychnine poisoning. >amuels slept badly during the night, and had to oe supported to the scaffold, after making a full jonfession. At Boo tie, on Mondav, a coroner's iury returned i verdict of manslaughter against Peter Kiernan, labourer. During Saturday night prisoner and his wife quarrelled, and the former, incited by jealousy, knocked the woman down, and kicked her severely. She was found dead a few hours later. On Monday a labourer, named William Mutch, was found in his house, in Old Aberdeen, with his throat cut. The body was discovered doubled up in a chest, and the circumstances point to the sup- position that deceased met his death by foul piay. The police are actively engaged in investigating the mysterious affair. On Saturday morning some boys at play on Hackney Downs observed a respectably-dressed man place a revolver to his head and fire Infor- mation was conveyed to the police, and upon Police-Constable 171 N proceeding to the spot he found the man dead. The body was conveyed to the Hackney Mortuary. The new House of Laymen wiil tJ,) elected by the Diocesan Conferences of the various Dioceses 3f the Province of Canterbury by August 6, the late of the formal meeting of Convocation, but will not be called together by the Archbishop Intil Convocation meets for business, probably in February, 1887. The Legan Branch nf the Irish National League .or the County of Longford have adopted the ollowing resolution:—14 That no member of this branch either buy at or give an auction to any luctioneer who is not a member of the Irish National League, and any member wilfully so ioing will be expelled. A sad tragedy occurred on Sunday morning at Dresden, near Longton, Staffordshire. Henrv .iushton, aged nineteen, quarrelled with his jrother William's wife, and on William arriving ;he brothers exchanged blows. William received i, stab which proved fatal, and Heory absconded, Deing still at large. The Cunard steamer Bothnia, which arrived at Queenstown on Saturday morning, reports that when in mid ocean, in lat. 44.10 X., long. 45.32 W., the ship's chief baker, Edward Allcock, was observed to go on deck and walk to the forward part of the vessel, whence he disappeared. Whether be committed suicide or fell overboard acciden- tally was not known. The Rev. John Bone gave notice of motion on Saturday in favour of the appointment of a com- mittee to meet, if deemed desirable, representative men from other Methodist bodies, with a view to holding in 1891 in the United States a second (Ecumenical conference on the same lines as that held at City-road Chapel, London, about five years ago. Secretaries of home missions were then ap- pointed. The metropolitan police authorities notify that number of forged Bank of England notes, prin- cipally l50 denomination, but also 9100. have lately appeared. The execution is sufficiently good to render it expedient to put the public on their guard against taking any notes unwarily, as the inferior character of the paper is evidently not an adequate protection against their being passed off. On Saturday morning a family named Cripps, residing on a farm near Rochford, Essex, were poisoned through partaking of pudding in wnich vermin killer" had been used in mistake for oaking powder. The mother, who made the fatal pudding, died on Sunday morning, but the ausband. son, and servant, although suffering terribly from the effects of the poison, are expected to recover. On Saturday Alexander Murray, a joiner, of Wbitehaven, attempted to murder his wifelby cutting her throat with a razor. He attacked her downstairs, and she Red into the upper room and Jolted the door, but the husband forced his way akto the apartment and cut his wife's throat. In -"he struggle which ensued the razor broke. The woman's cries attracted the attention of some men, abo secured the would-be murderer. A sad boating accident occurred in the River tfedway, near Sheerness. on Monday, Three lads, 10M of Mr. Goodban, of Sheppey, left Oakham lalaud in a boat for a sail down the river. and the boat is believed to have capsized in a squall, as it was picked up a few hours later in Sheerness Harbour bottom upwards, and with sail set. No trace of the boys has been discovered, and no bope is entertained of their safety. The London correspondent of the Irish Times of Monday says:—The story toes timt Mrs. Crawford received over a dozen offers of marriage during the hearing of the case, and that one of these was from a gentleman learned in the law and eminent in its practice, who had been captivated in court during the proceedings. Sir Charles, it seems, has decided to take his critics at their worst, and to eave his country for his country's good. It is extremely gratifying to find that this Col- lege has not only maintained the high position which it took last year in the London University Matriculation Examination, but has even improved .1pon it, both in the percentage of passes and the positions which the students took. Fourteen students sat for the examination, three of whom took honours, one being marked -1 worthy of prize," tnd eight were placed in the first division. At Doncaster Police-court on Saturday the Rev.C W-Main waring, rector "f Stainton.was charged with assaulting a boy named Jackson, aged nine. Com- plainant stated that a man gave him a card inscribed No Primrose Dames need apply," and told him to take it to the Rectory. He did so, and then the housekeeper tied his legs while the clergyman thrashed him with a knob stick. Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was granted. At Kuncorn on Saturday morning four Irish harvestmen, named Giblin, James and Henry and Dennis Farrell, were charged with stabbing Henry Moores, an English iiarvestman. Moorea and two companions, named Powell and Barker, were on the high road near Halton, Cheshire, when the Irishmen came up and attacked them. Knives were drawn, and Moores was terribly stabbed in eight places and left insensible, while Barker and Powell were much knocked about. On Saturday morning a melancholy event took at Pentre, On that morning a man named Thomas Davies, living at 141, High-stre9t, went to work, leaving his wife and two little children in bed together. His wife was then. apparently, in good health. About 10.30 a.m., the neighbours becoming alarmed at the non-appearance that morning of Mrs. Davies, Mary Heycock entered the house, and found the mother dead in bed between the two little ones. About eigit a.m. on the 22nd inst. a smack was seen sailing from near Linnev Head in the lirection of the entrance of Milford Harbour, and, when about a mile from the shore, turned com- pletely over and went down. No person was seen on board nor any boat afloat. On the evening of the 23rd inst. a boat came ashore at Freshwater West, which is situated between Linney Head and the entrance of Milford Harbour, and is supposed to belong to the sunken smack. It has the words "Elvina, of Bridgwater, Cuthbert Hodges," painted on the stem. At Swansea County Court on Saturday his Honour Judge Gwilym Williams gave judgment in the case of Tuckfield v. Tucker. His Honour held that the wall alleged to be trespassed on bv defen- lant's building was a party one, and defendant lad a right to half the hreadth. With regard to Aw questton ox iignt, eVlQence of general aracter had been given, but none of a sufficiently jpecific nature to justify him in coming to the conclusion that there had been a sensible diminu- tion of light into plaintitr premises.—Judgment was entered for defendant with costs. The Greek gipsies wlm went to Liverpool about ten days ago from Poplar, and who are about one hundred in number, are still encamped at the Zoological Gardens, Walton. All the steamship ompames decline on any terms to convev them to few York, where they wish to go. and efforts are leing made by the Greek Consul in London to have hem sent to the United States by way of Antwerp. Meanwhile, they are proving a great nuisance to lie neighbourhood in which they are encamped .wing to their begging propensities, in which they re persistent. Information has been rpceived in Londonderry foul Dublin Castle stating that the Executive decline to order an investigation into the con duct of the police during the disturbance in the town after the return of Mr. Lewis. The demand for an investigation was made by the magistrates, and also bv a public meeting of citizens, it beina aMeged that the police made an unprovoked attack with batons and rifles on Mr. Lewis's supporters. rhe Lord-Lieutenant's p roc la matron calling on the inhabitants of Londonderry to deliver up all arms and ammunition before Monday night has not been obeyed, cone having been handed to the police. A deplorable boating accident occurred on Sunday at Dilcuminin, on the west coast of Ireland. It is customary for a "pattern" to be held on this particular Sunday of July, and hundreds of visitors assembled to take part in the sports and festivities provided. Amongst them was a part»«f four, consisting of Thomas Williams, Peter Egfcn, James Delahuntv, and Anne M'Loughlin, all of "<ham were under the influence of liquor when they wen- to the boat in which they were to return hODtè. After getting some distance from land the boat became submerged, and the whole of her occupants were drowned, one man who clung to the boat for a little time being too much intoxicated tv retain his hold.
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DESPERATE ATTACK ON A CONVICT WARDER. MORE SOFT SWORDS; A DISGRACEFUL STATE OF THINGS. A murderous assault was on Friday made by a convict on Assistant Warder Evans, of Portland. Whilst the officer had his back turned the convict delivered a blow at his head with a hammer, which he was using in breaking stones, but, happily, it lid not have the effect which, no doubt, was intended, for the officer, hearing or seeing something behind him, put up his hand, and thus prevented the hammer from falling on his head with full force. Evans at once closed with his assailant, and other officers rushed to his help. The convict then managed to get hold of a pick, but Evans drew his sword and warded (Iff the blow which the convict tried to give him. The assistant warder used his sword pretty freely, and would have run it through the convict, but on touching his clothes the weapon bent like a piece of hoop- iron. His staff also broke as soon as he used it. The other officers then secured the convict, hand- cuffed him, and marched him inside the prison. Evans (who received a few blows on the head; is now in the Infirmary. A London evening contemporary of Saturday savs :—Yesterday a convict at Portland made a murderous attack with a hammer on a warder. The latter, being armed with sword and staff, used them in self-defence, forgetting, in the excitement of the moment, that they were of Government make. He was soon reminded of this fact when the sword bent like a piece of hoop-iron directly lie tried to run his man through the body, and his staff flew into splinters directly he hit him with it. Fortunately, there were other officers about who were able to overpower the convict, otherwise it might have gone hard with Assistant-warder Evans. Really, when men are exposed to constant peril like these Portland officers they should be allowed to dispense with the Government articles and to buy their own swords and staves. They would probably take cure to supply themselves with weapons which would not bend like hoop iron or break as soon as they were put to use.
DARING JEWEL KOBBERIES. IMPUDENT THEFT BY A CABMAN IN LONDON. Henry Fred. Cross, cabman, badge 2.609, was charged at Bow-street Police-court, London, on Saturday, with being concerned with stealing cn the 25th of May, in Bernard-street, 440 gold bracelets, 300 brooches, and 36 pencil cases, value £800, belonging to Henry Paion and others; and further with stealing an umbrella value 10s., belong ing to Edward Lucas. An ostler named Samuel Tyler is already in custody, charged with being concerned in the robbery.—Sergeant Weidner said that from information he received he arrested the prisoner on Friday in the Caledonian-road.—A man named Lawrence stated that he saw the prisoner driving a cab on the 25th of May last. Tyler was with the prisoner.—Mr. Lucas stated that he took a cab on the 25th of May. He placed some bags of jewellery inside and went into a house in Bernard-street. He told the cabman to keep his eye on the bags. When Mr. Lucas came out of the house he found the cab and bags gone. He now recognised the prisoner as the man who drove the cab.—Mr. Bridge remanded the accused in order that he might be brought up with the other man. £1.000 WORTH STOLEN AT HUDDERSFIELD. A traveller giving the name of William Everett was arrested at Hudderstield on Saturdav on a charge of stealing £ 1,000 worth of jewellery, the property of Mr. Moss, travelling jeweller, of Wolverhampton. Moss took lodgings at Hudders- field, and in his temporary absence a boy presented 10 the landlady a note purporting to come from Mr. Moss demanding a tin-box containing the jewellery above- mentioned. This the woman delivered up, but when Mr. Moss returned it was found that he knew nothing of the note. Most of the jewellery was found at Everett's apartments, as well as the proceeds of a robbery committed in town last week
AN INTERESTING PERFORMANCE AT THE LYCEUM THEATRE. But seldom is the opportunity afforded of seeing Mr. Irving in drama and in farce the same evening. Hence had the Lyceum Theatre been twice its size it could on Saturday night have been tilled with- out difficulty by the crowds desirous of witnessing the popular actor in his familiar impersonation of Mathias, in The Bells, and as the eccentric schemer, Jeremy Diddler. in the old-fashioned trifle Raising the Wind." This exceptional performance was given in aid of the Actors' Benevolent Fund, of which institution Mr. Irving is the president. The Prince and Princess of Wales in one box, and the Duchess and Duke of Teck in another, were present during the representation of both pieces, and, like the occupants of stalls, boxes, pit, and gallery, were thrilled by the intensity of Mr. Irving's illustration of the resolution of the guilty burgomaster, and were moved to the utmost merriment by the vivacity he infused into the ready-witted and self-possessed adventurer in the latter portion of the entertainment. Though he played Mephistopheles in the afternoon to a full house, Mr. Irving never enacted Mathias with more dramatic force or a greater degree of absorption in his part, whilst he appeared to revel in the eccen- tricities of the artful Mr. Diddler. Under such circumstances, it is needless to say that "Raising the Wind passed off splendidly. Miss Terry was enthusiastically received on re-appearing upca a stage from which she has been absent for a week, and played the romantic Peggy with amusing mock sentimentality. Mrs. Chippendale was Miss Durable, Mr. Howe Plainway; and Mr. Norman Forbes Fainwould. The performance will bring to the fund over £700.
DARING LEAP FROM BROOKLYN T RIDGE. In May of last year a man named Odium made a fatal leap into: de East River from Brooklyn Bridge. On Friday Stephen Brodie made a similar leap for a wager of 200 dols. Brodie is a newsboy, aged 23, and one of the public characters of iSew York. At the entrance to the bridge he kissed his wife and said good-bye to her. Brodie gave to a companion the last dollar he had to pick him up from a row boat. Then he jumped upcn a passing waggon; The only preparation, was that he had padded trunks under his trousers. When the waggon was a hundred feet from the New York pier Brodie leaped off it, mounted the railing, and instantly jumped into the water. Odium died because he swerved in his desire to dodge the police. Brodie took the leap in his own wa.y. and fell like a plummet, his feet striking the water fairly. He disappeared beneath the surface sideways; he was not long submerged, but sank again. Then his companion seized him and drew him into the boat. Upon the police approaching Brodie prepared to jump over- boaiu, but was finally lodged in the Tombs. The gaol surgeons and other medical men found the pulse normal; they vigorously prodded him all over, and declared that every organ was sound. Brodie complains of a severe pain in the right side.
ROMANTIC POSITION OF A SURGEON. A STRANGE STORY. Mr. W. A. Wynne, describing himself as a surgeon, of Elgin-road, Maida Vale, applied at the City of London Court on Saturday for the ad- ministration of his affairs under the L50 clause in the Bankruptcy Act. The debtor said he could only offer Is. in the i. He had been engaged to a lady whose uncle paid him S550 per year for being engaged to his niece. But he did not marry the lady; he married a dressmaker instead, upon whose earnings he was now dependent for living. He had no practice, but had an engage- ment as locum tenens for a doctor at Buxton. The learned Commissioner: This is almost a romance. I can't understand a gentleman being paid to be engaged to a lady. Why didn't you marry her ? The Defendant: Because I did not consider myself justified in doing so. The learned Commissioner: Why-not ? The Defendant: Because it was a very unhappy engagement all along. The learned Commissioner: Can't you offer more than Is. in the £ ? The Defendant: No; I have no means; I have only a lot of pawntickets I can show you. The learned Commissioner then made an order I for the defendant to pay Is. in the £ by twelve equal monthly instalments.
ALLEGED FALSE REPRESENTATION I AT CARDIFF. At Cardiff Police-court on Monday (before Dr. Paine, Mr. Archibald Hood, and Aid. Jones) John I Winn, 57, was charged with obtaining one shilling by false pretences from Captain J. Evans, of the barque Maud, lymg at the East Dock, on July 24. From the evidence adduced it appeared that prisoner I represented himself to be a Custom-houae officer, and asked prosecutor for the loan of a shilling to pay his fare across to Penarth Dock, as he had no money and was obliged to go immediately. The captain gave him the required sum. Five minutes later prisoner returned to the vessel in charge of a polieeman. Winn was known to the* potjee for similar practices. He had once been a Custom- house# officer, but was dismissed from that office in March, 1364. Prisoner stated, in defence, that ¡ he borrowed the money with no evil intention. He never represented himself as a Custom-bouse officer, and he had fully determined to return the shitting. The Bench committed the prisoner to take his trial at the next assizes to be held at Swansea.
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I VITRIOL THROWING IN LONDON. ATROCIOUS CONDUCT OF A SHOPKEEPER. William Jordan, 50, the owner of several tobacconist shops in London, was charged at Southwark Police-court on Saturday, on remand, with throwing some corrosive fluid over Karl Winterschaven. manager of the shop 262, West- minster-road, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. According to the statement of the prosecutor, who was terribly disfigured, a woman with whom the prisoner lived had insulted Winterschaven's wife, and both husband and wife had declared that unless she apolo- gised proceedings would be taken against her. There had also been a quarrel owing to Jordan having accused him of taking goods out of his shop and selling them. On Saturday, the 17th inst., early in the morning, Jordan came abruptly into the shop, and inquired why the blind was down. Prose- cutor replied that the sun had been very hot. Jordan then ordered him to draw up the blind at once, and on Winterschaven proceeding to do so the prisoner came behind him and threw a quan- tity of vitriol over him. Smarting with the pain, prosecutor turned and struck prisoner, and so some of the acid got upon the latter's face.—Mr. G. W. Barnard now attended on behalf of the Public Prosecutor, and Mr. Pridham defended.—The prosecutor still appeared completely covered with bandages, only one eye being visible, and the house surgeon at Guy's stated that he would be disfigured for life and unable to resume work for two or three weeks. Ho added to his previous evidence that Jordan had, he believed, intended the vitriol for his (prosecutor's) wife, whom he had threatened to "blind with acid" if she touched his mistress.—The wife of the prosecutor, who entirely corroborated her husband as to the assault, stated that Jordan's mistress had called her a vile name, and she had said she would throw her out if she came into the shop, at which pri- soner had laughed and said ho would blind her if she attempted to touch her.—Evidence was also offered as to Jordan having pur- chased vitriol the same morning, having asked for something very strong to clean an old copper kettle, and being told that it was of full com- mercial strength and ought to have water added and it was stated that on the way to the station he had said, referring to the prosecutor, He's got the worst of it after all. I wish all the Germans were out of the country."—Inspector Marriott stated that the prisoner was now under bail for threats only a few days before this occurrence. —Prisoner was fully committed for trial, and an urgent appeal for bail was refused.
A MONMOUTHSHIRE WILL CASE. In the Probate. Divorce, and Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice on Friday the case of Addis v. Williams came before Mr. Justice butt. This suit had reference to the testamentary dis- position of the late Edward Williams, a farmer, near Tsk, Monmouthshire, who died on the 24th of September in last year. The plaintiffs, as executors, propounded a will dated the 2nd rf April. 1885, and a codicil of the 15th of June, 1885. The defendant, Addams Williams, was the nly living son of the testator, and he had not pleaded to the will, the validity of which was not in dispute, but he had pleaded that the codicil was not duly executed, and that the deceased was not of sound mind at the time, and did not know its contents. The will commenced by giving testator's farming stock and furniture to the defendant, his son, but excepted from the furniture some small articles which were given to the daughter. The residue of testator's real and personal estate was demised to the executors on trust, to be divided between the defendant and the testator's daughter, Hannah Evans. lhat will was attested by the solicitor who drew it, and also by Edward Evans, a farmer, the husband of testator's daughter, and, in conse- quence of this latter circumstance the daughter lost her interest. There was, therefore, an intes- tacy as to the moiety of the residue, which, under the circumstances, would, it was said, be divided into two portions, one going to the son and the other to the daughter. The same informality affected the codicil, which was also attested by Mr. Evans, the daughter's husband. The codicil revoked the gift of the residue of the personal estate contained in the will, and instead of that gave £ 600 to his executors, the interest to go to his daughter Hannah for life, and then to her four children equally, the residue of the personalty being given to the daughter, she paying his debts. Mr. Middleton appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr. Searle for the defendant. The plaintiffs' case had not proceeded very far before his Lordship interposed, and suggestea that a settlement should be arrived at on the basis that the property should be, in some manner to be agreed upon, divided between the brother and sister, and that the latter's share should go to her children on her death. His Lordship said the parties could come before him in chambers, and discuss the matter, so as to avoid further expense, and the costs up to the present time would be paid out of the estate.
A SINGULAR RESCUE FROM DROWNING. At tha City Prison, Holloway, cn Friday, Mr. Langham held an inquest on the body of Emma Slaney, aged 40, a married woman, lately residing at 4. Norman's-road, Bow. It appeared that the deceased had been given to drink for some time past. and had even pawned clothing and other articles unknown to her husband to obtain money to satisfy her craving. On the 11th inst. she disappeared from home, and her husband failed to obtain any clue as to her whereabouts. In the afternoon Mr. Slanev went for a walk in Victoria Park with his two young children. While sitting on a seat he was startled at perceiving a woman rush into the lake some distance off. Seeing that she was drowning, the water being about nine feet deep in that spot, Mr. Slaney divested himself of hat and coat and swam to her rescue, succeeding at length in bringing her to land. It was not until the woman was carried to the receiving house and Jay there half dead that Mr. Slaney saw that the woman he had snatched from death was his own wife. She was remanded the following morning from Bow-street Police- court and sent to Holloway, where she was found to be in a very feeble state of health, and was ad- mitted to the infirmary.-Dr. Gilmour, the prison surgeon, deposed that the deceased was suffering from phthisis when admitted on the 12th inst. She died on Monday afternoon of acute pneumonia, caused by her immersion.—A verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was returned.
THE TIREE CROFTERS. The Portsmouth correspondent of the Press Association telegraphs that the Admiralty authorities on Saturday afternoon aent instruc- tions to Portsmouth that naval assistance was to be despatched immediately to the police at Oban, for the purpose of maintaining law and order among the Tiree crofters, and at six o'clock the troopship Assistance received orders to sail in two hours for Scotland. Messengers were sent in all directions to summon the crew, who were on leave, and at eight o'clock the ship sailed with many of her men behind. She called at Plymouth on Sunday morning, and after embarking about one hundred Marines she will proceed on her voyage immediately, sailing at full speed. A Press Association telegram from Plymouth on Sunday night states :—The Assistance arrived in the Sound this afternoon, and, after receiving the contingent of marines, sailed imme- diately for Oban. Captain Eagles and Lieutenant Connolly are in command, and they are accom- panied by two colour-sergeants, six sergeants, eight corporals, four buglers, and 125 men. Each man has a hundred rounds of ammunition, and tents are provided for camping out.
THE WELSH RECTOR AND HIS TITHES. EXTRAORDINARY PROCEEDINGS. An unpleasant interview has taken place between the Rector of Glanarmon, North Wales, and the farmers of the parish. At a meeting of agriculturists it was decided to ask the rector to return 25 per cent. on the tithes due. A deputa- e tion, consisting of Messrs. Lawton and Jones, accordingly waited upon the rector and represented the purpose of their visit. The clergyman told them that he could make no reduction whatever, and that if they required relief from their burdens they must go to their landlords. Mr. Lawton remonstrated with the rector, and said there was a Scriptural warrant for their demand, Should not the shepherd feed the flocks? "and gently added another quotation, Woe, ye extortioners." The rev. gentleman upon this became angry, and even- tually bowed his persistent applicants out, saying he could make no remission whatever. The farmers, having heard the explanation of the depu- tation, unanimously resolved, failing a reduc- tion of 25 per cent., to pay no tithes whatever. It is anticipated that executions will at once be put in by the rector.
THE FAILURE OF THE BRITON MEDICAL LIFE ASSOCIATION. A meeting of policy-holders and annuitants of the Briton Medical and General Life Association (Limited) was held in London on Monday after- noon, by direction of Mr. Justice Kay. to hear the report of Mr. Henry Dever, the provisional official liquidator. It was stated that the present liability on the policies was estimated at £ 1,043,000, while it was feared the assets would produce only about £ 400,000. The defalcations were said to be about £ 100,000. The meeting was very uproarious. It was eventually adjourned without any decision being taken on the report.
THE FATALITY TO BLUEJACKETS Ai JAMAICA. The Press Association has received from the Secretary to the Admiralty the following list of the men belonging to H.M.S. Goshawk who lost their lives on the night of the 27th of June by the capsizing or swamping of one of the boats of that sliip:-William Degnum, stoker William G. Nicholls, leading stoker Philip Devereux, leading seaman Harry Myers, able seaman George Miles, gunners' mate; William Wedge, able seaman George J. Kent, stoker Walter Hayes, ship's cook; William Hewitt, ordinary seaman William Henry Dicker, stoker; Richard Anderson, ordinary sea- man Private Joseph Green, marine; Private Simeon Roper, marine; and Private William Richard Barnes, marine.
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IMPORTANT DISCOVERY IN THE BRISTOL COALFIELDS. The Kingswood and Parkfield Collieries Com- pany, near Bristol, a short time ago made a dis- covery at their Speedwell Pit by finding that the whole of the group of coal beds that had been largely worked during the present century in the district of St. George existed and had been worked in strata that had been thrust over the top of the real coalfield, and that the main coal field, containing the whole of the series, lying undisturbed with a gradual dip to the west, existed underneath at a depth of some 500 yards from the surface north, east. and west of that pit. It was not until the whole of the group was laid bare that the com- pany felt justified in assuming the existence of the new coalfield over a wide area. But, after further explorations, the company resolved to test the existence of this maiden coalfield to the west. of their Speedwell Pit by driving drifts from their deep pit to the north, and last week they were rewarded for a large expenditure of time and money by striking the great vein in proper situ and in splendid con- dition for being worked, with the dip gently falling to the west. By competent authorities it is be- lieved that this discovery extends over a much wider and more extensive area than was at first supposed, and that the whole of the collieries working these seams to the weit, and south are working, as the Kingswood Collieries have been previously working, in the superficial coalfield that has been thrust over the top of the real coal- field. If this is correct, the discovery will have a great effect Cll the future of the Bristol coal- field, and should lead to development on a scale hitherto unknown in the district. Mr. Handel Copslwm, M.P., asserts that the resources of this interesting coalfield will be immensely augmented by this discovery, and that previous estimates of the undeveloped minerals of the district must be largely increased.
APPREHENSIONS FOR THE SAFETY OF A CLERGYMAN. A painful feeling has been created in the neigh- bourhood of Lydford by the sudden and myste- rious disappearance of the Rev. John Popham Hayne, rector of Slawley, near Wellington, Somerset. The reverend --gntleman arrived at Lydford House. Dartmoor, cn Tuesday evening for the purpose of spending a few days on the moor, and on Wednesday afternoon, about three o'clock, he started for a walk, having previously intimated his intention of returning for dinner at half-past six o'clock. It is not known whether Mr. Hayne went in the direction of the moor or Lydford Gorge, and up to Friday night no information had come to hand afford- ing the slightest clue respecting him. On Thursday inquiries were made in every direction, but without success, and in the evening arrangements were made for starting a search party of farmers and moor men, and on Friday mcrning a band was organised to thoroughly explore the moor and search the several rivers and tributaries in the district. Although every effort was made, and other parties traversed the gorge which runs through Mr. Radford's estate, no success attended the search. Owing to the recent heavy rains, the bogs on the moor have become very dangerous, and it is feared that Mr. Hayne has come to some serious mishap from having ventured in parts with which ho was not sufficiently acquainted. It was at first thought that he might have found his way to Lyd- ford or Bordestowe stations and gone to Plymouth, but inquiries of the railway officials have failed to elicit the slightest confirmation of such a hope, no one answering to the description of Mr. Hayne hav- ing been seen at either station.
EXTRAORDINARY FREAK OF A DIS- CHARGED SOLDIER ON THE RAILWAY. CONCEALED UNDER TWO LADIES. At Eddisbury (Cheshire) Petty Sessions on Mon- day William Street, a soldier discharged from the Derbyshire Regiment, stationed at Dublin, was charged with travelling on the London and North Western Railway without a ticket. Two ladies who had travelled from Holyhead were alone in a first-class carriage in the 7.20 train from Chester to London whep they were greatly startled by the appearance of the prisoner, who had hidden under their seat at Calveley Station in Cheshire. They alarmed the station-master, who, with the guard, went to the carriage, but as they opened the door prisoner leaped clear through the window. The guard seized his leg, but was compelled to relax his grasp. The prisoner then fell on his head on the line, and was promptly secured by some plate- layers. There is every reason to believe that prisoner had come through from Holyhead under the ladies.- The Bench sentenced the prisoner to a month's imprisonment with hard labour.
STRANGE FREAK OF NATURE. A BOY WITH CAT'S EYES. A strange case is now exciting the attention of the oculists of Chicago. Mrs. Quinn, of 471, Wells-street, recently visited the State Eye and Ear Infirmary in company with her son, who possesses the peculiar power of seeing in the dark. Dr. Charles F. Sinclair, the specialist at that insti- tution, was so struck with the case that he called in several other oculists to examine the freak. The boy was taken into a dark room and there various tests were made, which proved beyond doubt that this is a genuine case. The eyeballs glistened like balls of fire, and upon a close examination it was found that the lad's eyes are formed much in the same manner that a cat's are. The larger portion of the iris is missing, only a small portion being visible on the outer side of each eye. When taken into a dark room an immediate expansion takes place, which enables the boy to see perfectly. A strong light blinds him, and from this same peculiarity the boy is able to see objects at a distance with much more clearness than those close at hand. All the oculists are agreed that nothing can be done for the child.
SINGULAR SUICIDE AT BRISTOL. The deputy-coroner for Bristol (Mr. E. M. Har- wood) held an inquest on Saturday respecting the death of Jane Nash, aged 50, of 18, Water-street. in that city, who was found dead in her bed with a scarf fastened round her neck. On the previous day deceased complained that two men had ill- treated her, by knocking her down and kicking her. She was, however, given to drink, but was sober on the day she was assaulted. When she came home on Friday night she was scarcely able to walk, and was assisted to her house. She went to her room, and then committed suicide by tying herself to the bedpost. Evidence was given to the effect that A man named Kear knocked the deceased down three times. Kear was called, but denied the alleged assault. He admitted having sum- moned the deceased before the magistrates for an offence on Wednesday last.—The Coroner thought deceased had received some injury to tlip head which turned her brain, and the jury returned a verdict that deceased committed suicide whilst of unsound mind.
A SWANSEA DIVORCE CASE. IL the Divorce Division of the High Court of Justice on Tuesday Mr. Justice Butt had before him the suit of Bate v. Bate and Morris and Smale, which was a petition by the husband, Thomas Bate, a farmer, near Swansea, for a dissolution of his marriage with him wife by reason of her adultery with the two co-respondents, Kichard Morris and Frederick Smale, farm labourers.—Mr. Middleton appeared for the husband, and there was no defence.-The petitioner stated that he was married to the respondent on the 6th of May, 1859. by whom he had nine children living. He had frequently had to complain of her intem- perate habits.—Evidence having been given sup- porting the husband's case, his Lordship granted a decree nisi with costs against both co-respon- dents.
A VIOLENT THIEF AT SWANSEA. At Swansea Police-court on Tuesday (before Messrs. J. C. Fowler, stipendiary, T. Phillips, and D. Jones) Thomas Ross. a seaman, was charged with stealing a pair of trousers from the shop of John Margett, 6, Wind-street; and was further charged with committing a violent assault upon Detective Morris when ,tppi-eliended.-Tlie trades- man identified the trousers produced as having been stolen from his shop.—Detective Morris saw prisoner offering the article in pledge on Monday afternoon. Finding he could give no satisfactory account, he asked him to come to the station. Prisoner became abusive, and witness took him into custody. On the way to the station prisoner committed a most violent assault upon witness, knocking him down in St. Mary-street. Witness held him till assistance came, and it took four constables to take him to the station. Witness had suffered greatly internally from prisoner's violence. —The Stipendiary said prisoner was not only a rogue and a thief, but an uncommonly violent fellow. He commended Morris for the firmness and bravery he had shown. Prisoner was sent to gaol for three months' hard labour for each offence.
A C'OWBRIDGE ASSAULT CASE. A DOCTOR'S REVENGK. At Cowbridge Police-court, on Tuesday (before Mr. J. S. Gibbon and Mr. R. T. Bassett) Dr. Munro was charged with assaulting William Reynolds, a traveller in the employ of Mr. Lewis Jenkins. Vale of Glamorgan Brewery. While the defendant was attending to a man who was taken ill in the street on Saturday evening Reynolds came up and made use of very abusive language, having reference to the defendant being a Scotchman and a foreigner." The following (Sunday) morning at eight o'clock Dr. Munro called upon the com- plainant and demanded an apology. This being refused, and complainant using some further provocative language, the defendant struck him I several times. The Magistrates fined the defen- dant the nominal sum of Is. and costs. The decision was received with applause.
The Exchequer returns from April 1 to July 24 were Receipts, 125,291,557 expenditure, £ 29.970,402 balances, £ 1,620,952. Corresponding period of last year :-Meceipts, £ 25,411,691; ex- penditure, 131,411,131; balances, £ 2,294,334. A Dorchester correspondent telegraphs that the governor of Dorchester Gaol on Tuesday received intimation that a respite had been granted to John Gerrard King, who was lying under sentence of death for the murder of Alderman Hamilton at Poole. PUBLIC ANALYSTS have submitted CADBUHT'S COCOA to close tests, and the result has always proved its treat value as a sustaining and nourishing beverage. eware of Imitations. 6978c
FIIACAS AT THE GREAT ¡ WESTERN STATION, CARDIFF COWARDLY ATTACK UPON, THE EDITOR OF THE "WESTERN MAIL." DISCOMFITURE OF HIS TWO ASSAILANTS. A few minutes oast eleven o'clock on Tuesday morning, as Mr. Lascelles Carr, the editor of the Western Mail, was leaving the Great Western Rail- way Station at Cardiff, two young men who were said to be relatives of the late Mr. John Batchelor, one of whom was armed with a riding whip and the other with a Malacca walk ing stick, suddenly attacked him from behind, and without a word of warning struck a blow which. missing his bead, knocked his hat into the roadway. Mr. Carr turned on the instant, and as his assailant, the elder of the two men, waa in the act of repeating the blow closed with him. and after a struggle both came to the ground. The younger of the two cowardly assailants dodged round the pair, vainly endea- vouring to get a blow in with bis stick, and in his frantic efforts it is believed that he struck his companion instead of Mr. Carr. By this time a large crowd had assembled, and when the two struggling men rose to their feet attempts were made to separate them. The younger man,who was still trying to strike Mr. Carr with his stick, was seized by a bystander,who loudly protested against the cowardly* proceedings of the two assailants— first, in assaulting an unarmed man with a whip and a stick, and, secondly, in the two of them assailing one opponent. Although Mr. Carr is a good deal on the shady side of 40 and carries too much weight for violent physical exercise, the moment he was on his feet he took off his coat and offered to give satisfaction to either of his opponents, providing they would lay aside their weapons and the crowd would obligingly form a ring. The ring was speedily formed, but the elder 111' the assailants persistently kept on the outside, and when his whip was forcibly taken from him reso- lutely refused the proffered encounter. The younger man, who apparently had more stomach for a fight, did take off his coat, and seemed willing to try conclusions with Mr. Carr single-handed, but the crowd still objected to a young man com- ing up fresh attacking one a little out of puff, and insisted that the matter should be settled with the elder one first. As, however, this gen- tleman was very readily persuaded by his friends to leave the scene of the affray, the incident came to an end. Mr. Carr was absolutely uninjured, his hat and spectacles, which were knocked off, being the only sufferers. One of his cowardly and unprovoked assailants, it is said, left the scene wiping the blood from his face, but Mr. Carr is unconscious of having struck him, as he acted throughout entirely on the defensive, and it can only be supposed that this blood-shedding was the result of one of the misjudged blows of his companion. I THREATENED ACTION FOR LIBEL AGAINST THE SOUTH WALES ECHO." The following is a copy of the letter that has been forwarded to Messrs. Duncan, the proprietors of the South (Vales Echo:— 18, High-street, Cardiff, "July 27th, 1886. Dear Sirs,—The article which appears in the first edition of the South Wales Echo of this day's date, headed The Editor of the Mail Horse- whipped," is not only untrue in substance, but conveys a malicious libel upon our client, Mr. Lascelles Carr, and is calculated to hold him up to derision and contempt. Unless you forthwith insert in the South Wales Ecjto a full and ample apology for the same, and furnish us with the name of the person or persons upon whose informa- tion the article in question was based, we are instructed to take immediate proceedings against you for libel. We may add that a summons has been issued against the pair of cowardly ruffians who made upon Mr. Carr from behind an attack which, if he had not been exceptionally fearless and powerful, would have resulted in his serious maltreatment. Under the circumstances, you must see that it is most unfair for you to anticipate, by an incorrect and prejudiced state- ment, the version of the affair that will be given in open court.—Yours truly, MORGAN AND SCOTT. Messrs. D. Duncan and Sons, Proprietors South Wales Echo, Cardiff." APPLICATION FOR SUMMONSES. At Cardiff Police-court on Tuesday (before Mr. A. Fulton and Major Sloper) Mr. Morgan Morgan, solicitor, applied for a summons against two men, Cyril Batchelor and Llewelyn Batchelor, for an assault upon Mr. Lascelles Carr, editor and part proprietor of the Western Mail. The assault, he said, took place that morning as Mr. Carr was coming to his office from his house at about eleven o'clock. The two men waylaid him, and from behind made a blow at him they produced a horsewhip and knocked his hat off. A struggle then ensued, but Mr. Morgan thought that before much damage was done the combatants were separated. It would be for them to prove at the proper time whether they were justified in their action. He at present asked for a summons against them. The summons was granted, and made returnable this day week.
THE MUNICIPAL IRREGU- LARITIES AT SWANSEA. ANOTHER PUBLIC MEETING. A second public meeting of ratepayers was held at the Albert-hall, Swansea, on Tuesday evening, for the purpose of supporting Mr. Councillor Rockein the action he has taken with regard to the alleged irregularities prevailing in municipal affairs. Mr. W. Bevan, chairman of the Trades' Council, presided, and there were on the platform Councillors F. Rocke, H. A. Chapman, Richard Martin, and D. Meager, together with a number of members of the Trades' Council and others. The CHAIRMAN. having opened the meeting, called upon Mr. Parry to move the first resolu- tion .-— That this meeting desires to record its thorough dis- approv!\1 of the way corporation business Is managed generally, and the attitude assumed by the officials whên matters affecting the interest of the town are discussed in the Council Chamber. It also protests against the Insulting expression used towards Mr. Bocke by the borough treasurer, and calls upon the mayor to demand from him a withdrawal and apology. Mr. PARRY expressed his gratitude for a free press, and said the local newspapers had taken up the matter with spirit, and had shown that, in spite of Mr. James Jones's insinuations, they had not deteriorated in value. Mr. DENHAM seconded, criticising the action of the officials. Mr. Rocke had been accused, amongst other things, of seeking popularity, but could there be a better way of seeking it than by adhering rigidly to an honest and straightforward course ? The resolution was carried unanimously. Mr. Councillor ROCKK then spoke, explaining the circumstances leading up to his fracas with the borough treasurer, and reiterating his statement that the treasurer had failed to find the items. He had been more hurt by the apathy of the council generally than at the insult itself. They had told him he ought to have brought the matter forward in committee, but he had experience of that way of doing things before. On one occasion he got the Property Committee to order the town- clerk to let a disused house in Orange-street for £25 a year, but on the offer being made to the town- clerk he refused to let it for the price. When he (Mr. Rocke) brought the conduct of the clerk before the committee afterwards he was laughed at for his pains. The council had declared the system of ordering goods to be satisfactory. Was it satisfac- tory, he asked, that the officials should be allowed to order extras to the amount of £200 on a contract of £318: that the town-clerk should contract for taking a poll at £150. and pay the money before the matter was brought before the committee that the officials should themselves decide whether their Income-taxes were to be paid or not; or that running accounts for several months past should be passed for which orders had only been given on Juno 21. (Loud cries of No.") One step, he argued, should be taken at once. The treasurer should be relieved of his position as banker to the corporation, and a limit should be placed on the powers of the other officials. If they were satisfied, he would readily give up the unpleasant, task he had undertaken—(loud cries of No ")—but, if not, he would go on fearlessly in defence of what he considered to be right. (Loud applause.) Mr. BLEWITT moved the next resolution in an able and caustic speech. The resolution ran as follows:— That. this meeting protests against the decision of the Town Council at its last meeting as a final settlement of the matter of the payment of the officials' Income-tax, and reiterates the demand for a thorough investigation of the corpora- tion accounts, And, having been assured by repeated statements of leading members of the corporation that the revenues of the borough have much increased, and that the loans have been negotiated on advantageous terms, thereby causing a diminution of expenditure, is of opinion that the present increase of rates is a further reason for such an investigation. Mr. J. CONIBEAR seconded, and the resolution was carried unanimously. Afterwards Councillors MARTIN and CHAPMAN spoke, and expressed their determination to sup- port Mr. Rocke in his future efforts. Mr. R. J. DAVIES moved" That Mr. Rocke and the other councillors present be requested to move in the Town Council for the restitution of the Income-tax of the corporation officials paid without proper authority, for a statement of all moneys received by the town-clerk as rebate from the corporation London agent, for a full inquiry into the poll contract, and for the appointment by the Local Government Board of an auditor to examine the corporation accounts for the past five years." (Applause.) Mr. JOHN TacKxR seconded, and the resolution was carried unanimously A further resolution, thanking Mr. Rocke and the councillors who had acted with him, and appointing a committee to watch the future pro- ceedings, was carried, before the meeting, which was a very large and unanimous one, separated.
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THE BRIDGE TOLL AT GRANGE- TOWN, CARDIFF. HOSTILE DEMONSTRATION BY THE INHABITANTS. THE GATE KNOCKED DOWN. On Monday a toll, the proposed imposition of which had called forth a strong protest from the inhabitants of Lower Grangetown, Cardiff, was levied upon pedestrian and vehicular traffic passing over the bridge of the Taff Vale Railway Company connecting the Docks with the rapidlv-growing district, of Lower Grangetown. A heavv gate had been erected*across the Grange end of the bridge, and, according to the notices posted on the structure, the charges to be levied wfire—for horse, ass, or mule drawing any carriage, vehicle, or machine, 3d.; horse, ass, or mule, or any other bpast not drawing, Id.; cattle, 6d. per score; sheep, lambs, and pies, 4d. per score; carriage, vehicle, or machine propelled by any power except animal, Is. for each wheel; for every foot passenger of person riding on a cart other than a licensed passenger conveyance. Id. Throushoutthe morning there was a small crowd of women and children on the Grangetown side of the gate. many of them peering through the bnrs, apparently desirous of passing over, but not having the wherewithal to do so. It appears that between 500,and 600 workmen employed at. the Docks are in the habit of using the bridge when going to and from work in the morning and even- ing, but. nothing like this number passed over on Monday morning. In fact, something like an attempt to boycott the structure was made. Many workmen" adopted the circuitous route a'ong the Penarth-road and down Bute-street, some of them using the trams and paying twopence rather than a penny to cross the Grangetown Bridge, whilst others walked. The obnoxious nature of the impost in the eyes of the people of Grangetown is further demonstrated by the fact that a number of boats were got. in readiness on the banks of the river near the bridge for the purpose of allowing the workmen to cross by ferry, it being arranged that they should be charged a half-penny each way, but. unfortunately for the would-be passengers, the tide did not. serve. Should the toll be continued, it, is quite likely that a landing stage will be erected at this spot, so that passengers may get. across bv water at various states of the tide. It is also said to be the intention of an enterprising 'bus owner to start a service of breaks between Grangetown and the Docks at, Id. per head, the conveyances avoiding the Grangetown Bridge, and making the journey pretty much alone the route ndopted by the trams. The toll-taker at the bridge declined to give any voucher upon receiving the penny toll, although he was repeatedly asked for a receipt. There was, naturally, a good deal of grumbling on the part of those who passed through the gates, though nothing like a disturbance occurred in the early part of the day, and tha services of the solitary policeman on duty were not required. It was felt, by almost every resident in Lower Grange that the toll was a very unfair one, and many cases of hardship and inconvenience were said to have resulted during the first day of the impost. One person who plies for hire between the Docks and the ferry states that on one ces- sion, whilst returning to Cardiff with two passengers, he paid the 3d. stipulated on the bills for his wagonette, but that those in charge of the gate refused to allow him to pass through unless his passengers paid Id. each in addition. He, therefore, returned to the ferry with his fares, who declined to submit to what they characterised an infamous imposition. If this allegation beitrue, it is clear that the gate-keeper exceeded his duty, for the notice states distinctly that one penny shall be charged for every person riding in a cart or carriage which is not licensed to ply for hire. The same person alleges that in one case he was detained ten minutes at the gate whilst the toll-collector was getting his change. For bicycles and tricycles the toll is 2s. and 3s, respectively, as they como und.r the clause which provides that Is. shall be charged for every wheel of a carriage or machine not drawn by an animal. But the greatest hardship is that which falls upon the working man. As is well known, Lower Grangetown is almost entirely inhabited by people whose means of livelihood is gained at the Docks, and, therefore, the free use of this bridge is almost essential to their existence, as the only other route to the scene of their labours is at least two miles further round. The uncertain nature of the work upon which many of these people are engaged renders it necessary that they should cross the bridge a. dozen times a day, and many of them assert that the toll will mean a tax upon them to the extent of 5s. or 6s. a week. There is no doubt that the Taff Vale Company are acting strictly within their legal rights in imposing the toll, but the misfortune is that it was not exacted years ago, before so many houses had been erected for the accommodation of a class of people who depend upon the free use of the bridge when taking up their abode at Lower Grangetown. An Idea of the manner in which the toil will affect the neighbourhood may be gathered when it is stated that, in anticipation of its imposition close upon a hundred notices were given on day by residents to quit their houses at tho iration of a week. Most of the builders ce:ts. jiorations on Monday, nnd tho remainder are expected to lollow suit to-day, so that, taking all things into consideration, it may be fairly calculated that. if the Taff Vale Railway Company insist up M their rights, they will in the course of a very few months transform Lower Grangetown into a deserted village. Towards five o'clock on Monday evening the Grangetown road, which throughout the day had been almost deserted by vehicles and male pedes- trians, began to assuma a somewhat ani- mated aspect. Crowds of men. women, and children were seen wending their way from Grangetown to the obnoxious toll-gate, and the roadway soon became completely blocked. About a. quarter-past five a large rein- forcement arrived of workmen returning home from the Docks, and one of these started an alter- cation with the toll-keeper. While the attention of the police and the Taff employes was attracted in this direction, an advance was made Ly some of the stalwarts on the Grangetown side, who by means of a heavy plank, which they used as a ram, battered the gate down in the space of about ten minutes. The barrier was then thrown over the bridge into the river, and served as a great, source of amusement to a number of lads, who stripped off their clothing, and, amidst the merriment of the onlookers, paddled it down tho stream. Throughout the whole proceedings the utmost good temper prevailed, and the only injury sustained was a blow inflicted upon a dock constable by a stone thrown by a thoughtless woman. Up to a late hour in the evening the road was lined by a large crowd of people, who stood quietly conversing in groups, but there was not the slightest indication. of further disorder. Although the people of Grangetown may have reasonably felt that they had good cause for complaint, it is to be deplored that an act of lawlessness was resorted to as a remedy for their ills, and we only trust that the proceedings of Monday night may not render it impossible for the committee of the corporation who will take the question into consideration to-day to arrive at some arrangement with the Taff Vale Railway Company which will prove satisfactory to everyone concerned.
ANOTHER GATE DEMOLISHED. The hostile action of tho inhabitants of Lower Grangetown cn Monday evening had not the effect upon the managers of tho Taff Vale Rail- way Company which many persons anticipated. It was evidently the opinion of the indignant work- men who demolished the gate on Monday evening that the company would refrain from putting further obstacles in the way of those persons who daily used the bridge connecting the Docks with the district of Lower Grange, and that an amicable settle- ment would be arrived at. So far from this being the case, the action taken by the company on Tuesday would imply that they are determined to stand on their legal rights. The gate that was so ruthlessly destroyed on Monday was re-placed by the workmen of the Taff Vale Company during the early hours of Tuesday morning, and a sentry-box was also erected for the convenience of the toll-gatherer. This structure met the eyes of the workmen who proceeded to their employ- ment at an early hour, and though the begrudged penny was paid by the majority, a tacit under- standing to repeat the performance of the preceding evening was quickly come to. No incident, of special interest transpired during the day, but an attempt to convey passengers over by a speculative milkman in an ordinary milk cart proved a failure, as the vehicle was unlicensed to carry passengers. The occupants had, therefore, to descend and pay the toll. Shortly after five o'clock small groups of workmen congregated round the gate and hut of the toll-collector. till over a hundred had assembled. The men were in the utmost good humour, and jokes and witticisms were launched at the expense of the collector before hostilities were commenced. The gate was kept closed, but, a break with passengers desiring to pass, the gate- keeper was obliged to open it. The plan of pro- cedure had been well-arranged by the men, for immediately a body of ship carpenters placed themselves behind the gate, their companions putting their backs to it, and thus preventing the gate from being closed. The Boycotted gate- keeper, imagining that lively proceedings were about to commence, at once proceeded to pack up, and quickly took his departure. The ship carpenters in the meanwhile had produced their tools, and in the space of a few minutes the gate was taken off its hinges, and, by the combined efforts of many willing volunteers, was, like its predecessor, thrown over the bridge into the river, its disappearance under the water being the signal for a hearty cheer. The number of persons present at this time was about a thousand. Whilst the demolition of the gate wasbeing proceeded with another party had commenced operations on the wooden structure that had been erected for the con- venience of the toll-keeper. This house gave much trouble to the destroyers. It had evidently been built to stand rough usage, and it was a long time before it fell before the heavy onslaught made upon it. Four huge gateposts still remained before the structure was completely destroyed,%nd the attention of the volunteers was quickly turned to them. The first post was with difficulty taken down, but the others quickly followed, for the first was utilised as a battering-ram, and in a short time the four posts were in the river floating with the tide. It may be asked. Where were the police during the course of these lively pro- ceedings ? But it might be stated that an arrange- ment had been come to between the Taff Vale Company and the Head-Constable that the police should not be any party to the collection of tolls. The police were only to be present for the purpose of preventing a breach of the peace. Inspector Lewis and a small body of constables remained on duty until late in the afternoon. At about five o'clock, however, a large crowd congregating, assistance was sent for to the central station, and Superintendent Price, with Inspectors Harris and Tamblyn and a number of constables, proceeded to the bridge. By the time they arrived on the scene the damage had been committed, and, as the crowd was orderly and good-tempered, they shortly afterwards withdrew. It is expected that tbeTaff Vale Company will erect another gate during the night, and that the toll will be again demanded this morning. A meeting was held by the malcontents after the work of demolition had been completed, when it was arranged that they should meet in force at half- past, five this (Wednesday) evening. Landlords of houses still continue to receive notices of with- drawal from their tenants, at least 60 having so far given notice, many being inhabitants of eighteen or nineteen years' standing. If this goes on the prediction made in these columns yesterday that Lower Grangetown would quickly become a deserted village will soon be fulfilled. MEETING OF THE CORPORATION COMMITTEE. The special committee appointed by the Town Council to inquire into this matter met at the Town-hall on Tuesday, the mavor presiding, and there being also present Alderman Jones and Councillors Sanders, Vaughan, Evans, Waring, Brain, and Stevens. Mr. R. Forrest also attended the committee.—The Mayor stated that he had wired to tho chairman of the directors of the Taff Vale Railway on the subject, and had received from him a telegram in the following words, Cannot alter resolution of my board, but payment of tolls will not prejudice your interview with board on Wednesday in fact, I am sure interview useless unless company's rights first admitted—INSKIP." A letter was read from Mr. R. Forrest, in which he expressed his readiness to render the committee all the assistance in his power. He also took the opportunity of informing the committee that the statements made at the meeting at the Town-hall on that subject, and reported in the South Wales Daily News of July 23, were entirely incorrect ard untrue so far as Lord Windsor's present estate agent and himself were concerned, and that after inquiry he could not find the slightest ground for supposing that the former surveyor ever made any such statements as alleged, but that, on the contrary, if any such applications were made to him on the subject he invariably pointed out, what was common knowledge, that the road was a private one, constructed by tbe Penarth Company under Parliamentary powers, and, of course, only open to the public upon payment of tolls if demanded.—After some discussion it was resolved that a deputation, con- sisting of the whole of the members of the com- mittee, should wait on the Taff Vale Railway Com- pany to-day (Wednesday) at 2.30 p.m. to discuss the whole question. DEPUTATION FROM THE TOWN COUNCIL TO THE TAFF VALE RAIL- WAY DIRECTORS. On Wednesday afternoon a deputation from the Cardiff Town Council, consisting of the mayor (Dr. Jones), Alderman Cory, Councillors Waring, Vaughan, Sanders, Evans, Stevens. Brain, and the town-clerk (Mr. Wheatley), waited upon the directors of the Taff Vale Railway Company at the general offices, Crockherbtown, Cardiff. Mr. Inskip presided, and the other directors present were Messrs. G. Fisher, R. W. Butterworth, S. Fripp, A. E. Guest, S. Jones, J. H. Nash, H. B. O. Savile, and C. H. Williams. The MAYOR, in introducing the deputation, said that they came before the directors particularly in the interests of the inhabitants of Grangetown in reference to a toll which had been levied by the company upon passengers over a bridge which formed the main access to that district. For many years past the Cardiff Town Council had been using every effort to get rid of all the toll-gates in the neighbourhood, and they were very anxious that a road which was becoming one of the main arteries of the town should not be hampered by so heavy an impost. They wanted to know that day from the board what could be done with a view to liberating the road in question. They knew, of course, that the company had the right to levy the toll, and wished to establish their right to do so, bat as the road had been free for so many years, and such a step had never been contem- plated by those who had built houses and gone to live in the neighbourhood, it was naturally felt to be a great hardship by the people. The Town Council were, therefore, anxious to arrive at some amicable arrangement with the directors by which the burden might be lifted from the shoulders of the working men. Alderman CORY remarked that they had been endeavouring to do away with all the toll-gates in the neighbourhood, and had not only endeavoured to do away with them, but had succeeded in doing so. As representing the working classes in Grange- town, they felt that the imposition of this toll was a very great hardship upon them, especially as the greater portion of their number were of the poorest class. Whilst they deprecated the physical measures that had been resorted to by the people, they very much sympathised with them in their misfortune, and were anxious to do everything in their power to relieve them from the heavy tax which would result from the enforcement of this toll. Mr. INSKIP, replying, said that, speaking for himself, and also for the other members of the Taff Vale Board of Directors, they were very glad to see the deputation there that day. Continuing, he said he would take the opportunity of addressing his worship the mayor In two capacities, and if he would allow him he would, in the first place, address him as the head of the body which was charged with keeping the peace and protecting the rights of the people of the borough. On behalf of the Taff Vale Board, he put it to his worship thnt, as mayor of Cardiff, it was incum- bent upon him to protect and sympathise with the Taff Vale Board just as fully as his colleague had expressed his sympathy for the working men as owners and occupiers of certain houses in the vicinity of the Grangetown Bridge. He thought his colleagues on that board would support him in putting their claim fairly before the mayor and other members of the corporation as controlling the police authorities of the borough, and impressing upon them that the scenes of the past few days ought not to be tolerated. The Taff Vale Board were not prepared to submit quietly to the repeated enactment of such scenes, and if physical force was used in opposition to the undoubted rights of that company, it would be necessary for the directors to consider in what way their rights could be enforced, and what steps they could take if those primarily responsible for keeping the peace of the borough failed to perform their duty. In reference to the other question, he might say that, he fully sympathised with the Town Council in their desire to provide free roads. At the same time, it was right for them to be distinctly re- minded that, so far as the members of the Taff Vale Board were concerned, they were not prepared to make any proposition for com- pensating the company they represented for pro-1 viding the bridge in question. As a good deal of apprehension seemed to exist as to whether the company were acting within their legal rights, he would read two or three passages from the Act of Parliament under which the road and the bridge had been constructed. The Act of Parliament stated that it would be beneficial to the public if more convenient means of communication were provided between Penarth Harbour and Cardiff, and that for such purpose the company were empowered to construct a road over the River Taff. The Act then set forth the usual proceedings, and imposed serious obligations upon the company as to the manner in which the bridge should be constructed, and finally authorised the company to demand and take for the use of the road and bridge certain toll?, none of which had been exceeded in the demands recently made on behalf of the company. So far the question was simply this, that a large sum of money belonging to the shareholders of the Taff Vale Railway Com- pany had been expended in providing a road and bridge upon the faith of an Act of Parliament which authorised the company to receive certain tolls. No attempt had been made to purchase those tolls or to free the road and bridge. On the contrary, the adjoining land- owners had used the bridge and road for the pur- pose of building houses upon the frontage it had created, and he thought the directors would be failing in their duty if they did not take steps to prevent the road made by the money of the share- holders of the company being used by other persons for their personal gain without any compensation. He thought that a fair principle, and they would feel bound to follow out that principle to a reasonable conclusion. Whatever proposal was made, it would be fairly and liberally entertained. In his opinion, however, the time for negotiating had not arrived until their rights had been recog- nised, supported, and maintained as well as those of any other ratepayers in the borough of Cardiff. The MAYOR explained that instructions had been given to the police to take the necessary steps. with a view to the preservation of the peace. On the first day everything seemed to be passing off so quietly that some of the men were with- drawn and it was after they had left that the damage was done. On the second day there were, he had been informed, several thousands of people present, so that, if that were so, the whole of the Cardiff police force would have been unable to prevent them from executing their plans. He assured them that no one depre- cated more than he did the steps taken by the people; but such was the condition of affairs in Cardiff at the present moment that the authorities scarcely knew to what extent the interference of the police might be justifiable. Mr. INsKIP remarked that a good deal of sym- pathy had been expressed for the residents of Grangetown, and he felt so sincere a sympathy for them that he should be extremely sorry to see any of them lodged in prison through foolishly acting from any mistaken notion of their rights; and he, therefore, took that opportunity of saying to his worship that if the public persevered in their illegal conduct they would undoubtedly be prosecuted, and be had no doubt his worship was aware of the fact that there was an Act of Parliament which made the congregating of a number of men for an illegal purpose a serious offence, which the judges of the country had visited with severe punishment. He should be sorry to put so severe a law in force, and he trusted that the warning would be taken by those who were disposed to indulge in riotous conduct. Continuing, he said that whenever the rights of the company were recognised and they were approached in a reasonable spirit, it would be found that the directors were as willing to negotiate with the Corporation of Cardiff, or with the ownefs of land on either side of that private road, as the corporation would be in negotiating with them. Mr. VAUGHAN observed that they had not come there to justify the action of the people In throw- ing down the gatea, but they came to ask if some- thing could not be done to put aside the toll, be- cause the burden was falling upon a class who were not parties to any negotiation. He asked if they could not see their way clear to postpone the levying of the toll, to give time to arrive at some agreement, so that the burden should not rest upon the poor people. Mr. INSIUP replied that they should not be acting fairly by their company if they entered upon any negotiations until their rights were fully recog- nised by the people. Alderman CORY asked if it would not be pos- sible to reduce the toll in the meantime to a half- penny. Mr. INSKIP replied that the public must be given clearly to understand that the company could not be influenced in any way by such a course of con- duct as that which had been resorted to. Mr. SANDERS urged them to defer the collecting of the tolls for a fixed period pending a settlement of the matter. Mr. INSKIP reminded the deputation that the company had given notice of their intention to collect the tolls six weeks ago, and when there was no possibility of calling a meeting of the board an appeal was made to the officials of the company, and afterwards to himself, but he had no power to deal with the matter. Mr. SANDERS said that the conduct of which the board complained had been perpetrated since the committee had been appointed to wait upon the directors, and he trusted, therefore, that they would not allow those unfortunate incidents to have too much weight with them. Mr. WARING thought they might make some allowance for the irritation caused by the fact that the inhabitants had built their houses under the impression that the road would always be free. Mr. BRAIN suggested that if the tolls were levied simply for the purpose of establishing their rights the object, of the company would be served if the impost were confined to animals and vehicles. Mr. INSKIP said the committee would come to them with much greater weight when the tolls were being peaceably and properly paid, and they (the directors) should be much more able to con- sider calmly and fairly any proposal of the sort they had now made. The MAYOR asked if, in the event of the tolls being collected peaceably for the next week or nine days, the board would be prepared to con- sider a temporary discontinuance of the toll pend- ing a settlement. Mr. INsKIP replied that he saw no alternative but those he had presented to them, either to impeach their rights in a court of law or unconditionally submit, to the law and pay the tolls, and when that had been done if his worship, as mayor, thought it worth his while to see the directors of the company he was quite sure his worship would find them willing to entertain any reasonable proposal that might be submitted for enabling the corporation to acquire the tolls and free the road. The MAYOR having thanked the directors, the deputation withdrew. HISTORY OF THE GRANGETOWN ROAD-TOLL QUESTION. lBY SENKX.J The placing of a toll-bar by the Taff Vale Rail- way Company on the road between Cardiff Docks and Grangetown has excited a strong feeling among the residents of that district, not so much against tho Taff Vale directors in placing the toll- gate there, a9 against the Corporation of Cardiff for the apathy and indifference manifested by them, and in taking no steps to prevent its being fixed thore. Tho notices that tolls would be col- lected on the road on and after tho 26th of July were posted on the bridge six weeks ago. Two meetings of the council were subsequently held, but the subject was not referred to. At a special meeting of the council held last week the subject was brought forward, but that was due to a deputation of ratepayers from Grangetown waiting upon the Castle-road Im- provement Committee, and urging them to take some steps to prevent the tolls from being collected, and to an ind;gnation meeting of the inhabitants of Grangetown held a day or two prior to the special meeting of the council, and then a deputation was appointed to wait on the directors of the Taff Vale Railway Company, but not till after the tolls had begun to be collected, although the collection of those tolls affected very conside- rably from 3,000 to 4,000 ratepayers. On Saturday the mayor sent a telegram to the chairman of the Taff Vale directors asking him to prevent the tolls from being collected until the corporation had had their interview with the directors, but Mr. Inskip has no power to rescind a resolution passed at a meeting of the directors any more than the mayor has power lito suspend a resolution of the council, and on Monday morning the gate was closed and tolls collected from every person making use of the road up to five o'clock. The question is a very simple one. The road is a private road, and the Taff Vale Company have as much right to place a toll-bar on it and collect tolls from persons using it as the Turnpike-roads Board have in collecting tolls on roads kept by them in repair. The practice of taxing foot pas- sengers and passengers in vehicles when the vehicles themselves pay tolls is one that obtains nowhere else in this district. It is one that presses very heavily on the residents of the locality, but it is one which the company is legally entitled to charere. When the Penarth Dock and Harbour Act was obtained, the first work done was the construction of coal-tips on the harbour. At that time there was no communication between Cardiff and Pen- arth save by the road over the Dumballs. In 1861 an Act was obtained by the Penarth Harbour Com- pany for the construction of a road which was for some time known as If Dobson's road," from the entrance to die Glamorganshire Canal to Clive-road. Lower Grangetown. From this point a foot- path along a bank. s'milar to tboso from the Penrrth-road to Lower Grangetown, led to the ferry, and this placed the foot passengers in close proximity to the harbour. The land on the east side of the River Taff belonged to Lord Bute's Trustees, that on the west side to those of Lord Windsor. The land was obtained under the powers of the Act, the swing bridge was from a design by Mr. Dobson (the engineer of the Penarth Dock), and the cost of purchase, construction of the bridge, &c., involved an outlay of nearly £60,000. This, of course, formed part of the capital of the Penarth Dock and Railway Company, and upon which, under the terms of their agreement, the Taff Vale Company pay a dividend of 5i per cent. In 1861 there was no steam ferry to Penarth. Sailing boats passed to and fro when the tide served, a charge of sixpence being made for each passenger. At that time none of the merchants and brokers had offices at Penarth. All the business was done at Cardiff, and masters of vessels lying in Penarth Harbour had to come to and from Cardiff and Penarth for whatever they required. This route was then much used. and proved a great conven- ience to persons passing to and fro. By the Act of 1861 power was given to the Penarth Dock, Harbour, and Railway Company, not only to con- struct the road, but to levy tolls, and the tolls now levied on this bridge are fixed by that Act, and it was intended, when the road was constructed, that these tolls should be collected from those who used it. When the Penarth Railway was con- structed the footpath from Lower Grangetown to the ferry was diverted, and in 1867 another Act was obtained by the Penarth Dock Company for the construction of a road from Lower Grangetown to the ferry, and by this Act also the company has power to collect tolls for the use of this road. The traffic over the road at one time would hardly pay for collecting the tolls, and tho powers of the Act were kept in abeyance. The placing of three steam ferry-boats between Penarth Dock and Cardiff Docks, the opening of the Penarth Railway for passenger traffic, the running of 'busses, breaks, and omnibuses from the south end of St. Mary-street to Penarth, have so diverted the traffic that, as a means of communication between Cardiff and the Penarth Docks, the road is almost worthless, and the Taff Vale officials affirm that, were the road closed to-morrow, tHey would not suffer any loss. When the road was made there were only two or three farmhouses in the vicinity. Now a large populatIon. has grown up, the bulk of whom make use of this road. To continue to keep this road in repairs is simply to do so for the advantage of the ground landlord on whose estate the houses have been erected, and this point has been from time to time discussed by the directors of the Taff Vale Railway Company. There was a time when the road was not lighted, and then the inhabitants of Lower Grangetown complained to the corporation, and, owing to a com- munication from them, the company lighted the road at their expense. In 1881 the question of fixing a toll-gate on the road was again seriously discussed, but the carrying out of the suggestion was left,as it was felt, that it would certainly cause unpleasantness to the inhabitants of the locality. Recently the question has been before them again, as the cost of keeping the bridge and road in repair involves a large annual outlay, for which the Taff Vale Railway Company receives no benefit. There is no doubt that the tolls are exces- sive, but they had no power to levy tolls other than those sanctioned by the Act of 1861. It seems a matter of surprise that hundreds of houses should have been erected in Lower Grange- town without the builders of them being aware that the Taff Vale Railway Company had power to levy tolls on this road—a road the existence of which is of the most vital importance to the tenants who might occupy their houses—and the only course open to the corporation is to ascertain what the ground landlords on either side will give towards the purchase of the road from the Taff Vale Railway Company. Lord Wind- sor's property will be greatly improved by the conversion of this road into a public one. So will Lord Bute's property, as the road from Tre- sillian-terrace can then be carried through to the road near the swing bridge, and will open up a large area of ground for buildmg purposes. Until the road is made a public one the Taff Vale Com- pany express their determination to collect tolls upon it. and the sooner this question is settled the better, but up to the present time the corporation have had no interview with the directors or officials of the Taff Vale Railway Company.
OPENING OF A NEW CHURCH AT BARRY. On Tuesday evening the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Llandaff opened the new iron church at East, Barry, assisted by the Rev. E. E. Allen, the Rev. Precentor Wood, and the Rev. John Price, the Diocesan Registrar Mr. G. P. Lewis) reading the declaration. The Lord Bishop took his text from St. Matthew v., 15.
THE TREATMENT OF PRISONERS. IMPORTANT JUDGMENT. In the Queen's Bench Division on Wednesday a solicitor's clerk named Osborne, who had been committed to Holloway Prison for six months by the Queen's Bench for having improperly practised as a solicitor, claimed damages from Colonel Mill- man, governor of the prison, on the ground that he was treated as a convicted criminal, and was put, to work, whereas he claimed that he should not have been put to work at all, but treated as a first- class misdemeanant.—Justice Denman said he did not consider that any person who was merely imprisoned under the order of the court could be regarded as a convicted prisoner within the mean- ing of the Prisoners Act.—Judgment was, there- fore, entered fsr the plaintiff, damages £ 50; but leave was given for appeal. CLAIM FOR WAGES AGAINST TH* GLAMORGAN COAL COMPANY. At Pontypridd Police-court on Wednesday (before Mr. Ignatius Williams, stipendiary mag trate; Mr. E. John, and Mr. E. Thomas) tW Glamorgan Coal Company were summoned on claims for wages and payment in lieu of notics 0 £ 7 2s 3d in each case.—Mr. Rhys appeared f° claimants, and Mr. J. Spickett for the company- It appeared that on July 6 the manager of the complainants Albert Telling and ^e0F°i Adams filling d ust with their coal. They denie° it, but the manager told them to go to the Mr. W. W. Hood, agent to the COIJlpaD They had been five years in the eIJIplo¡ of the company. Mr: Hood charged th8 with mixing dust with their coal, and said he w# very sorry, but they would have to part, and tol them to fetch out their tools the next.mornio?' which they did. They said there was about 10 i to 161b. of dried muck and coal in the bottOIJl. 0<1 the tram which they did not notice before USlDy it. The muck could not have come out o their stall as there was none like it there.— Fortl> defence it was contended that it was the duty0 the men to examine the trams before using and to remove any rubbish from them. This the/ neglected to do. Mr. Spickett maintained company had a right instantly to discn}8. complainants for disobedience and will1?, negligence. — Mr. Rhys contended that 1 was neither wilful negligence nor disobe* dience in the meaning of the Act, for men did not notice the rubbish. After going aUG to consult, his worship, on returning said wished the case could have gone to a higher cout" so that the powers of managers might be distinctly defined; but the bench did not consider the cow. pany justified in instant dismissal. The men extremely blamable. The company were ordefe to pay jEt to each complainant, but there was po order as to costs.
THE ALLEGED EMBEZZLEMENT Ef A CARDIFF TRAVELLER. At Cardiff Police-court On Wednesday (befo1* Mr. Valpy, Dr. Paine, Major Sloper, and 1\1:r. A. Fulton) John Stratton, 26, was agalD charged on a warrant with feloniously embezzling 2s., the property of Messrs. Lucie" Parr and Co., boot and shoe manufacturers. of Cardiff, on the 24th inst.—Mr. Morgan Morgan appeared to prosecute, defendant being undefended' —The case was adjourned on Tuesday for he production by prosecutors of certain books whic" defendant said were necessary for his defence. These books were produced on Wednesday, and I was explained by the prosecuting solicitor that defendant had several "sheets" on which entered money received by him from custOrD These items were then re-entered in a book counterfoils, so that defendant could keep record of the amounts paid by him to the cashier.—This system was thoroughly explaioe to the bench by a member of the firm, and thEI several delinquencies of which defendant \VBI charged pointed out. The Bench, after consultation with the magiS. trates' clerk, came to the conclusion that tber8 was a case of embezzlement against defendant and asked him if he would be tried before them or at the assizes to be held at Swansea.—Defenda0" said that he would be tried then, and asked to make a statement.—Before doing so, however, Morgan Morgan said that his clients did not wis." to press the charge against defendant. So far character had been good. and he asked the bench to deal as leniently as they could with defendant* —Defendant was then charged with embezzhng the money, in answer to which he pleaded guilty, and said that there was too much work 111 the district for one man, and that he had no id of embezzling.—He was sentenced to three monWs imprisonment with hard labour.
SAD BOATING FATALITY r-JEAU BRISTOL. A snd boating accident is just reported from Walton Bay, near Portishead, Bristol, in which 14 man named William Rice. a native of Pill (Somer- set), lost his life, and Thomas Bullock, also oi Pill, very narrowly escaped the same fate. It seems that Rice and Bullock put off in a boat from Portishead Pier to cruise down Channel in search of their living. Seeing a large steamer coming up Channel they made towards it, when a heavy sea came and overturned the little craft, throwing both men into the water. Both of them wer< wearing oilskins at the time of the accident which rendered it more difficult to save then lives. Bullock was picked up, after a great struggle, in an exhausted state, and brought tl Pill by the tug Pcndragon, of Bristol, Captain A Humphreys. Rice, however, was drowned, leavlD a widow and six children to mourn their loss.
DISASTROUS FERE AT NOTTINGHAM An alarming fire took place on Monday night 11<1 Sneinton, Nottingham, on the premises of Mr. David Morton, lace and hosiery bleacher. The building, which was of three stories, with the large stock of lace and hosiery and much valuable machinery was completely destroyed. Thedamag3 is estimated at £ 15,000." Mr. Morton is not fully insured.
A MAN-OF-WAR'S no AT RUN DOWN. A man-of-war's gig, containing CommBndet Isaac and five bluejackets, was proceeding from Haulbowline to Queenstown on Monday evening when she was run into and cut in two by the Clyde Shipping Company's steamer Lord Bandoo- The men were rescued by a boat from the guard' ship Revenge, but one seaman was so severely injured that he had to be taken to the Royal Na Hospital.
THE CHESS TOURNAMENT. At the Criterion. London, on Wednesday, Black- burne and Burn, who tied for the first prize in chess-master's tournament, and Gunsberg *D'J Taubenhaus, who tied for the third prize. plaVed first of two games. Blackburne beat Burn, and Gunsberg and Taubenhaus played a draw. Burn can now only play for the division of prizes beating Blackburne in the second game to-morro1^ The fifth prize is taken by J. Mason.
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ALLEGED WHOLESALE ROBBERIES AT CARDIFF. Mary Collins, aged 33, was charged on rem" at Cardiff Police-court on Wednesday, WId. breaking and entering No. 42, Crwys-roa. Cathays, and stealing therefrom a qua0' tity of provisions also with breaking ød entering No. 30, Crwys-road, and stealth from the house a zinc pail containing 150 eg value 12s., the property of John Thomas.b. was further charged with having in her a number of articles of domestic use, the property of Matilda Harris, well knowing them to ha" been stolen.—The prisoner had been to enable the police to procure evidence in support of the three charg** After the depositions had been read in the first case, the Deputy-Stipendiary said the evidence was insufficient to other two charges were then proceeded with, bu no additional facts were elicited.—Mr. Valpy* addressing the prisoner, said he had no doubt his mind that in the case of Matilda Harris l"* property produced belonged to her, but he that, although the case was fraught with su9' picion, there was not sufficient evidence to warra"* him in sending prisoner for trial, and she was tberea upon discharged.
MESMERISM EXTRAORDINARY. REMARKABLE CURES AT CARDIFF. • Professor Levino, the American mesmerist, lias been exhibiting his powers at the Cardiff Circus for the past few months, has been devotin a good deal of his spare time to the cure ot various ailments by the agency of the unkno""ø. force he commands. His afternoon receptions the Circus have been productive of such extr*" ordinary results that the numbers of people now present themselves for treatment every da are far in excess of what he can deal with. The f" that a few days ago he succeeded in perfectly curln", of deafness and dumbness a man who had beeø known in Cardiff as a mute for the last ten was in itself sufficiently marvellous to draw a number of visitors to the place, but the circuØl" stance that experiments have in numerous other cases proved successful has induced hundreds 01 persons afflicted with paralysis, neuralgia, deafness, and other complaints to avail themselves of the treatment extended to all by Mr. Levino free of charge. On Tuesday afternoon close upon 300 persons of bote sexes waited upon the great mesmerist at tbE Circus, and it is a noteworthy circumstance that < good proportion of those present had come from ø distance, some of them having journeyed frotll Bristol, Merthyr, Newport, and other places the express purpose of seeking a possible rehaf from their sufferings. Amongst the persons perimented upon was an old woman who been deaf for the greater part of her who left the building asking God's blessing up**0 the man who had, she said, perfectly restored her hearing. She was afterwardS interrogated by several people, and answerer their questions with a readiness whicj1 indicated that she could hear the slightest sound- A deaf and dumb girl who came from Newport wa- also made to articulate several letters of thf alphabet, and Mr. Levino was pretty confident th*' a few more visits would restore to her the free U9* of her faculties. The experiments on Tuesday were, on the whole, of a most successful character, and so great has been the number of application9 for tickets of admission to these receptions that the professor's time is likely to be fully occupy for a considerable period to come in investigating for the public good the nature of the extraordinary force he exercises.