between 500 and 600 of his tenantry, with tbeir wives and friends, on Tuesday next.. THE RKT. C. J. THOMPSON AT ST. PAUL'S.—The Rev, C. J. Thompson, vicar of Cardiff, preached in St. Paul's Cathedral, London, on Sunday night. DEATH FROM huuxs.—A labourer named Edward Sullivan died at the Swansea Hospital on Sunday morning from burns received by sleeping in a lime- kiln near the Pottery Biiilge. An inquest was held on Munday afternoon, when a verdict of "Death by misadventure" was returned. ACCIDENTAL DEATH.—On Monday an inquest was held at the Tredegar Arms Hotel by Mr. E. H. Navies, deputy-coroner, touching the death of ames Edwards, who was killed at Pociiiu Pits on iood Friday. Mr. J. H. M. Stratton and Mr. J. ieynclds represented the Tredegar Company. The jury found that death resulted from an accident, Out attached no blame to anyone. GCKPOWDFC.FI EXPLOSION.—Amelia Baynton, si* years of age, was brought to the Cardiff Infirmary on Monday suffering from the effects of a gunpowder explosion. The child, whose parents live in Telford-street, Canton, was playing in front of the fire, into which she threw some gunpowder, with the result that she was severely burnt about the face and on the arm and hands. SAD CASE OF DROWNING.—An inquest on the body Of the child of Mr. R. A. Higginbotharo. Bridgend, was held at the police-statiou on Saturday (betoie Mr. Cuthbertson, coroner), when the jury, after hearing the evidence, returned a verdict of ''Acci- dental death," with a rider suggesting that hand- rails be placed on each side of the planks which are used to cross the stream by Newcastle Mill. ACCIDENT.—On Monday afternoon George Black- lock, a painter residing at 12, Morgan-street, Can- v,on, Cardiff, met with aseriousaccidentin Millicent- Itrèt- He was working on the front of the Hose and Drown public-house, when the foot of the fodder slipped, and he fell to the ground, a listance of about 13ft. He was conveyed to the I infirmary, where it was found that he had sus- Jained injuries to his fide and arm. I ACCIDENT.— Alfred Williams, manager for Mr. Page, grocer, Castle-road, Cardiff, was on a ladder !n the shop on Saturday evening attempting to cut i piece of bacon from a flitch when the knife Jlipped and penetrated his thigh, inflicting a serious wound. Mr. Fiddian, surgeon, wad*feent but that gentleman advised his removal to the Infirmary. On arriving there his injuries were attended to by the house surgeon and he was detained. CHURCH RK-UNION.—A re-union of the Church workers was held nt the School Church, Khymnev in Friday. The tea tables were presided over by the following ladies:—Mrs. R Abraham, Mrs. Brun- Jrett, Miss Pritchard, Miss Mathews, Miss Jackson, Mrs. Davies (Hill-street), and Mrs. White, Miss Tiump superintending. Addresses were delivered both in English and Welsh by the following, namely, the Revs. Canon Evans and L. Hughes, Messrs. W. Eyre, Enoch James, W. H. Bennett, John Curtis (Manest-street), Jenkin Jones, and lorwerth Dvies. BOARD OF TRADE EXAMINATIONS.—At the Board of Trade examinations for engineers'certificates of competency held last week in Cardiff the following candidates passed successfully, viz, Alfred P. Sargeaunt,TliomasMurlyy, David Connor, and Artemus Dunn, first class; William J. Bate, William Thomas, and George Stowe, second class; all of whou have been under the tuition of Mr. William Aitken, engineer and marine surveyor, 187, Castle-road, Cardiff. All necessary books, drawing instruments, &c., kept in stock. An tvening class for apprentices and others. ANOTHER BURGLARY.—During the night of Fri- day or Saturday morning a burglary was com- mitted at the Lawn Shop, Rhymney, the pro- peuy of Messrs. A. Buchan and Co. One of the shutters of the show-room window had been removed and the half-inch plate-glass window Bmashed, articles of clothing to the value of about £7 being stolen. The burglars did not take the most valuable articles they could have taken, but it is anticipated they must have been dis- turbed in their work. SUICIDE AT PONTXRHII..—On Sunday morning last the wife of Mr. Christopher John, of Pontyrhil, Was found suspended by a cord which was attached to a hook in the ceiling of her own kitchen. She had been somewhat despon- dent for some time, but she had shown no RiglJS of any desire to take away her own life. During the night she got up, but her daughter heard her and took her back again. The deceased leaves several children, the youngest of whom is about fourteen years of age. ASSOCIATION SINGING.—On Monday the Con- gregationalists of Rhymney district held their annual Singing Association at Moriah Chapel. The morning meeting was entirely devoted to the children, who acquitted themselves most credit- ably. The afternoon and evening meetings consisted of the singing of Psalm tunes, chants, and several anthems by the adult choirs. The conductor was the Rev. W. Etnlyn Jones, Mor- riston, and the chairman the Rev. W. Charles, B.A., Rhymney. PRIMROSE LKAGUK.—WINDHAM HABITATION (943) :-°0 Friday evening an entertainment was given In the Miiendu Schoolroom, under the patronage of this habitation. The room was well filled with members and their friends, and the programme was thoroughly appreciated. It would be invidious to particularise where all did well, still the encores given to Mrs. Lewis, of Greenmeadow (Ruling Councillor), and to Mrs. Heath, were richly de- served, and the singing of h Belle Mahone" by Master Tom Beavan (age 10) was enthusiastically received. The entertainment, was concluded, at the suggestion of the chairman, by the audience rising and singing God Save the Queen." PRESENTATION.—After the ordinary business of the Chepstow Guardians on Saturday the three Relieving officers, sanitary inspector, and master of the house, on behalf of all the olticers of the Union, presented Mr. James Evans, late clerk, with an address, expressive of their admiration of the way in which Mr.Evans uad borne himself towards them in all his official work. The address was beautifully illuminated, framed and glazed, and j?j»ned by every officer in the union. Mr. Samuel Wat kins, as senior officer, made the presenta- ll"n in a neat speech, and Mr. Evans, who was evidently taken by surprise, made a suitable reply, In which he said that he accepted the address with great pleasure, it being a source of much satisfac- tion tc him that during his long service he had been able to work in perfect accord with each and ftil of his brother officers. ANOTHER PAINFUL DEATH. — On Wednesday, April o, an old man named David Williams was working at the circular saw in the upper works at Dowlais, when by some unfortunate circumstance his hand got entanglea in the cogs. A deep slit was made in one of his fingers before the saw was stopped; but at the time the matter was regarded as of little seriousness. Williams was enabled to So to the Dowlais surgery for a few days, and his injuries were attended tu. But after a little while "e became too ill to do so, and one of the Dowlais company's doctors an old woman who dabbled In such matters were sent for. The latter arrived first, but the injured man was unable to speak, OWtng, it is supposed, to the supervening of tetanus or lock-jaw. She poulticed the finger, but Qn Friday morning last the poor man died A coroner's inquest will be held to-day (Monday). The deceased was 61 years of age, and resided at 21, Elizabeth-street, Dowlais. THK SUICIDE IN A PuLICE CELL-An inquest ■Was held 011 Monday at the High-street Police- station on the body of Michael Riley, a. tin worker, who committed suicide whilst confined in a police cell at Swansea an Saturday. Evidence was given showing that Prisoner had treated his wife in an exceedingly brutal manner, and that she was suffering leverely from his couduct. On Saturday horning, after repeated brutality, his wife threw I 1 cup of tea in his face and ran to a neighbouring shop. He followed her with two knives in his hand, threatening murder. He was disavmed, and went, back into the house, where he set fire to some things in the kitchen. The police were fetched, and the man was taken to the i Police-station. About an hour and a halt after he placed in the cell he was found dead, having hanged himself by means of his hand- kerchief and cravat tied together. The lIuicide had been done most determinedly. Prisoner had with great difficulty got the end of his handkerchief through the aperture in a staple holding A pipe to the wall above his head, and his feet wefe close upon the ground. The jury, after heating the Evidence, returned a verdict of Temporary in- Sanity," and exonerated the police from blame. PRIMROSE LEAUUE.—The annual meeting of the Ogmore Habitation of the Primrose League was I Mil at the Town-hall on Saturday. In the un- avoidable absence of Lord Dunraven, Mr. J. I. D. ■^icholl presided, and theie was a good attendance )f numbers. The report prepared by the secretary (Mr. O. Shepparc) was rend by Mr. S. H. Stock- *ood, and showed that during the year the ntHii- ber of members had increased from 343 o 1.119, and that the habitation was Ln a satisfactory financial position. The j^Port was adopted. On the motion of Miss "landy, seconded by Miss Joseph, it was resolved ■•hat letters of condolence be written to Ladv Dun. ^ve/>, the ruling councillor (whose mother, Lady ^'laries KIT, died about a fortnight ago), and to ha. T. \V. Booker. Lady Dunraven was re- appointed ruling councillor, Mr. F. C. Boles insurer, and Mr. O. Shcppard secretary. An ex- committee and wardens were also elected- ^ptain Pegg, Poncoed, and Mr. C. South, Bridg- end, vvere appointed a deputation to attend the rating of the Grand Habitation at Lord Salis- "ry's residence on Tuesday. On the motion of \iv\F" 15ol«s, Messrs. Jo!in Thomas, Coity W. *1-, ul' Bridgend John Deere, Llantwit; H. R. St. Bride's, and T. Hichards, Llanharran, 1, ere appointed a deputat ion to present an address Lord Randolph Churchill on the occasion of his 'Mtto Cardiff. Mr. Boles stated that Lord ^luolph would probably stay at Dunraven Castle ri°g his visit to South Wales. roUN0 UJSAi/ UI DJ5U,—-au wiu nututtu, WlI. known in Blaina, named Maria Cole, alias Big Maria, was found dead in bed on Monday morning. The deceased the preceding day ap- peared quite well. A CJtILD SCALDED TO DEATH. — On Tuesday morning a child, aged three, named. Honora Mahony, whose parents reside at 37, Quarry-row, Merthyr, succumbed to injuries sustained on the previous day by falling into a large pot fof boiling water. A MONSTRR SALMON was caught in the Wye by the Messrs. Miller Brothers' fishermen pear Bigs- wear, which weighed 5$ibs., measured in length 4ft. bin. and in girth 2ft. 5in., and was in splendid condition. One weighing 401bs. was also caught a few days prior. MINISTERIAL CALLS TO SWANSEA.—A call has been given by Bethesda Church to the Rev. Edw Edmunds, of Treherbert, to become its pastof. Mr. Howel Lewis, a student at Pontypool College, has accepted a similar invitation to undertake ths prts'orare of Mount Zion Baptist Chapel. THK REV. D W. DAVIES.—The Rev. D. W. Davies, minister of Havelock-street Presbyterian Church, Newport, who is about to emigrate to Australia, was on Mondav presented with a parallel Bible auowitii a f.lreweli lett,¡;r, on behalf of the members at the Newport Nonconformist Ministers' Association. The association also passed a resolution supporting Dr. Clark's motion in favour of discontinuing the Sunday postal delivery. Opening or A NEW CHURCH AT LLANELL*.—A new mission church in connection with St. I aul s parish was opened on Tuesday morning by Archdeacon James, of Carmarthen. Since the incumbency of the Rev. D. D. Jones, the parish of St. Pauls has made decided steps forward, and the archdeacon made a kindly reference to the energy of the vicar in his sermon at the opening services. The new church will seat about 300, and is situated in Marine-street, Seaside. FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Tuesday morning, about eight o'clock, an accident, which afterwards proved fatal, occurred to a man named George Jelly at the top ot the Cinder Pit, Blaina, the property of Messrs. Lancaster and Co. It. appears that tho deceased was engaged a3 a wagon repairer, and was, unfortunately, passing through between some trucks near the screen, when other trucks were let down against them and caught the un- fortunate man between the buffers. He was im- mediately taken to his home, but soon succumbed. An inquest wili beheld. A PSKUDO GHOST AT THE MUMBLES.—On Sunday night some of the inhabitants of the Mumbles,who have been for a long time puzzled by reports of supernatural appearances in the neighbourhood, set upon a person clothed in white and with a blackened face as he was passing over the Caswell- road towards Newton, and discovered his identity. It appears that the masquerader was a well- knoyyn resident, Mr. Warlow, engineer to the Oystermouth Waterworks. He only escaped a ducking in the neighbouring horse-pond by the interference of the vicar (the Rev. Secretan Jones. Warlow stated that. he was merely amusing his children. CRICKHOWKLL GUARDIANS.—At the meeting of the new Board of Guardians on Monday Sir J. R. Bailey, Bat., M.P., was re- elected chairman, and Messrs. John Richards, R. Raikos, and G. Sydney Davies were appointed vice-chairmen. The various committees were also elected. Mr. R. H. A. Davies, solicitor, attended the board with the documents for the loan respecting the waterworks from the Public Works Loan Commissioners, as arranged with the Waterworks Committee, for the approval of the board and the signature of the cllairulIln and senl of the board. The tenders for the construction of the works having been considered, Contract No. 1 was given to the Cambrian Iron Company, New- port, atJE657 15s. 4d.. and Contract No. 2 to Messrs. Piekthall and Sons, Merthyr, at £1,31119s. 9d. It is expected that the works will commence in a few days. LLANELLT LOCAL BOAKD.—The annual meet- ing of this body was held on Tuesday, Mr. Trcgoning presiding. There were also present Messrs. Ernest Trubshaw, Henry Thomas, Henry Baker, W. M. Stewart Joseph Maybery, Daniel Davies, David Randell, J. B. Phillips, Thomas Hughes, Henry John Howell, J. A. Jones, John Hopkins, David Thomas, John Powell, and the clerk (Mr. John Jen- nings). The first business was the election of chairman for the ensuing year. Mr. Bowen was elected unanimousiy, after Mr. Trubshaw had informed the board that he could not. again undertake the duties. Mr. Tregoning then brought up the question of the appointment of committees, and, after a brief discussion, it was decided that a special meeting of the full board be held, and that they bring up a report to the next board. 3s. 6D.—Wear only our Noted French Felt Hats at 3a, 6J. The best value In the trade.—Samuel Bros., the Hatter., Market Buildings, St. Mary-itreet, Car- diff. 73291
Purchase of Newport Water- works. Better Terms asked by the Shareholders. A special meeting of the shareholders in the Newport Waterworks was held at the offices of the company, Stow-hill, on Monday, for the purpose of considering and confirming, or otherwise, the heads of a provisional agreement entered into between the directors of the company and tho corporation for the sale and transfer to the latter of the com- pany's undertaking. Mr. John Lawrence presided, and there was a llro attendance. The CHAIRMAN, in introducing the question, j which he said was a most important one, observed that the provisional agreement entered into was one which, under the circumstances, was, he thought, fair and reasonable. He would take the opportunity, however, of saying that it was far indeed from the wish of the directors and the share- holders that the property should be disposed of. In the provisional agreement which had been drawn up he assured them that the directors had struggled hard to get the best terms they could for the share- holders. One of the points which did not appear quite plain was that the Class Cshares which were not now fully paid up would be called up before June, 1888. and each £100 so paid up would be treated as JE175, would bear 7 per cent. interest for twenty years, and at the expiration of that period the corporation would have the power to redeem in the same way as with the "A" and B shares. In conclusion he proposed that the heads of agreement be adopted and the seal of the com- pany be affixed thereto. Mr. E. J. PHILLIPS seconded. Mr. SWAN (Bristol), whilst admitting that the corporation was right in endeavouring to acquire the water undertaking, thought the terms were not advantageous to the shareholders. He pro- posed, as an amendment to the chairman's motion, that the provisional agreement be adopted, pro- vided due provision be made for the calling up of the whole amount on the "C shares, and that. the consideration upon the transfer of the undertaking to be paid by the corporation in respect of such "C shares be either the corporation's per- petual 4 per cent, stock for ten £10 shares, or proportionately, or a perpetual cor- poration annuity of 14s. per annum in respect of each such share. Ho proposed to divide the amendment into two parts, the first asking that the .0 C" shares should be treated as tho chairman said he understood they were to be treated, and the second requesting the payment of dividends in perpetuity. Colonel LYSE thought it would not be well to treat the matter piecemeal, but after some little consideration it was decided to accept without opposition the first part of the amendment. Mr. SWAN then submitted the second portion, asking for payment of dividend on all the shares in perpetuity, instead of for 20 years only. He knew this was the general feeling of the share- holders. Mr. PECK seconded. The CHAIRMAN said perhaps the better course would be to have an adjournment for a short time to consider the matter.. The meeting was accordingly adjourned till Monday next. Mr. TurroN seconded. Mr. DANIEL again put a question to Mr. Capper as to the quantity of tin-plates shipped" direct, and stated that another question would be put on the subject at the next meeting, as it was con- templated by Mr. Capper to place a fresh impost upon the tin-plate shipments. The CHAIRMAN said the matter was not before the meeting, and Mr. Daniel should not let it go forth to the public that there was to be any fresh impost, which was not the case. Mr. DANIEL Well, I consider it to be so. The meeting soon afterwards terminated.
Election of Parish Churchwarden at Merthyr. A poll of the parish of Merthyr, conducted by Mr. Frank James, clerk to tho guardians, was taken on Monday, for the purpose of deciding the election of parish churchwarden, the candidates being Mr. E. Clay, who served the office last year, and Mr. David j Evans. The contest provoked intense excite- ment. The supporters of Mr. Evans moved heaven and earth in order to secure his return. Injunctions were given from the pulpits of several of the chapels, the bellman was sent round to solicit aid, a mass meeting of colliers was touted, an active canvass of the Dissenters was carried out, and bills were extensively placarded bearing this appeal," COIle in thousands and prove that you will not have the Ritualism which the rector wants to thrust upon you. Vote for a man who will demand a Protestant service in a Protestant Church, and save the character of the parish" On behalf of Mr. Clay such miserable artifices were entirely tabooed. No alliance was sought with the enemies of the Church, and no pressure was brought to bear upon the minds even of Church people themselves, everyone, so far as they were concerned, being permitted to exercise their suffrages free from the slightest Constraint. The poil, which was opened at nine lUll" closed at eight o'clock in the evening, and shortly after the result was declared as follows:- For Mr. Evans, 1,232 votes; for Mr. Clay, 418; majority, 814. Mr. W. Smyth, J.P., as the pro- poser ot Mr. Evans at the Easter Vestry, thanked the electors.
Sunday Drinking in the Rhondda. At Ystrad Polica-ccurt on Monday (before Mr. Ignatius Williams, stipendiary magistrate, and Mr. John Davies) William Bowen, Penygraig George Davies, Dinas; William Benerstock, Britannia; William Bennett, Dinas; Thomas Morris, Dinas; and Alfred Green, Ynyshir, were charged with falsely repiesenting themselves to be travellers, and were each fined 20s.
of game at Rumney. I' AN UNMANLY FELLOW.—William Daysley was sentenced at Llandaff Police-court on Monday to two months'imprisonment with hard labour for afsauiting Minnie Thomas on the 14th inst. CONCEALING TOBACCO IN THE POWDER MAGA- ZINE.—James Hammond, chief mate of the steam- ship Boyne, now at Cardiff, WAS fined double value and duty, amounting to £6 18s. 8d., at Cardiff Police-court on Tuesday, for concealing a quantity of tobacco. The tobacco was found by the Custom-house officers in the powder-magazine. Mr. J. Charley, H.M. Customs, proved the charge. STEALING TUUNIPS.—Julia Downing, Ellen Ryan, and Mary Kennedy, were charged at New- port P.iiice-eourt. on Tuesday with stealing growing turnips from a. field in the occupation of lr, R. StraUoa, The Duffryn. Downing and Kennedy were fined 5s. each. or seven days, and Ryan, who is an old o&epdcr, w as ordered to pay 10s., or go to prison for a fortnight. SH: HAS A FOKCBODINO.—Margaret Couch, a woman of ili-fame, was charged at Car- diff Police-court on Monday with being disor- derly and causing an obstruction in St. Mary-street on Saturday. Tiio Hench had no doobt that prisoner w is disorderly, and sentenced her to a month's imprisonment. She descended the dock weeping copiously, saying, "Dear, dear, I shall not come out alive, I know." ASSAULTING A CONSTABLE.—Evan Rees and Emily Mann were charged at Llandaff Police-court on Monday with beinx drunk and dis- orderly in Llandaff. The offence was fully proved. On the female being arrested she became violent, and when in the Cell took off her boot, hammered the door,and when remonstrated with scratched the eye of the policeman. Each was sentenced to one month's imprisonment. THE ALLEGED ROBBERY OF JEWELLEEY.— At Newport Poiice-coure on Monday Edith Gorman, nursemaid, aged fifteen, was brought up on remand and charged with stealing a quantity of jewellery from the shops of various tradesmen in the town. Detective-Inspector Jones said: Since the remand on. Friday, the pawn- brokers' shops had been closed as it was a .Jews' holiday, and he was consequently un- able to examine their stocks. He asked for a fur- ther remand uutil Friday. This was granted, and prisoner was liberated on bail. A TABTAB.—Bridget Mainey, a middle aged woman was charged at Newport Police- court on Monday with being drunk and disorderly in Lime-street on Saturday night. Police-Constable Smith, who proved the charge, said defendant's husband, who was a hard working man, could get no peace on account of the prisoner's drunken and violent habits. On Friday and Saturday nights she followed him about, pelting him with stones. She had been before the court ten times previously, and was now sent to prison for seven days. INDDCINQ SEAMEK TO LEAVE TIIRlR SHIP.— At l'enarth Police-court on Monday John Taylor, a runner in the employ of a boarding-house keeper, was charged with inducing a seaman to desert from the ship Loches. It appears that the crew had signed articles at Dundee for a voyage to Singapore z-ia Penarth., As the vessel was being made fast tjhe prisoner went on board and said to the men," It would be better to get J63 10s. a month than £2 15s., and added, Come up to my house and 4 wiU give you your dinner and a shilling." The men went away. The prisoner stated that the captain had said that the men might leave. The Magis- trates said it was a most serious case, and inflicted a. fine of £10 and costs, or six months' imprison- ment. MATRIMONIAL INFELICITY. — At the Carmar- then Police-court on Saturday, Sarah Ann Anthony charged Joseph Anthony, of the Edwinsford Arms, with assaulting her, and also applied for a separa- tion order. Mr. White appeared for the prosecu- tion, and Mr. J. F. Morris for the defence. The complainant stated that she had been married about six years, and for the last three years her husband (the defendant) had been from time to time cruelly treating her. On the 31st of last month she went to bed with her young baby, and was awoke by her husband, who was drunk at the time, coming upstairs and asking her to get him some more whisky. She refused to do so, and he thereupon seized hold of her by the hair and pulled her out of bed. Further evidence having been given, in the end the Bench lined defendant 5s. and costs (amounting in all to jEt O. 5d.), ind granted a separation order, defendant to pay 12s. 6d. weekly towards complainant's and her children's maintenance. STARVING A HORSE AT PENARTH.—Matthew Williams, a young man about 18 years of age, was charged at Penarth Police-court on Monday by Inspector Riyg, of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, with keeping a. horse on the 20th of March last in a starving condition. The Inspector said he received a letter from a gentleman complaining about the horse, and in consequence he visited the defendant's premises. He saw the horse. Its legs were greatly swollen from standing so long. The bottom of the crib and the sides were gnawed away. There was some chaff in a bag in the stable,* but the horse was tied up, and could not get to it. The defendant told the inspector that he had given, it food and water the day before about dinner tima. Mr. Stewart, veterinary surgeon, said he examined the mare, and considered it had been very nrueh Mr. Stewart, veterinary surgeon, said he examined the mare, and considered it had been very nrueh neglected and not received sufficient food. It was in a state of starvation. The Bench said it was a very bad case and sent the defendant to prison for very bad case and sent the defendant to prison for one month with hard labour. ROBBING A FELLOW SERVANT.—At the Newport Police-court on Saturday, Mary Morgan, a stylishly dressed young woman, aged 18, formerly a servant at the Westgate Hotel, was charged with stealing certain articles of female under- I clothing, the property of Esther Harris, a young woman, who had also been at the Westgate Hotel. They had both left the hotel, and lived together at the house of prosecutrix's sister, Mrs. Holland, 1, Price-street, Maindee. Prosecutrix had occasion to go away from the town for a month, leaving prisoner there. When she returned she found her box had been opened and articles of underclothing taken. Suspecting the prisoner, who had by this time left the house, Esther Harris had inquiries made at the Eagle Hotel in Dock-street, but it was found that she had gone to a. house in South Market-street. Police-Constable David Thomas, of the borough force, went to this house with prose- cutrix, but prisoner had gone from there also. The landlady of the house, however, said she had left a box with some things there. Prosecutrix found some of the articles there and f identified them as her property. Prisoner was arrested by Police-Sergeant Wilmott, and on the way to the station she said she had given Mrs. Holland 4s. to get some things redeemed from pledge, and half a. crOWll to make good some other things. Mrs. Holland was called, and said she found prisoner at the Eagle, Dock-street, after she left the house at Price-street, and found a. pawn- ticket on her bedroom floor relative to a pair of earrings and a locket belong- ing to prosecutrix, and a brooch b-'longin^ to Mrs. Holland's little girl. Prisoner gave witness 5s. to redeem these things, and promised to pay her something afterwards. When .charged she I pleaded guilty to stealing some of the articles, but denied taking some other articles charged against her. As she had already been in custody three days, and it appeared, from her having fainted in the cell, that she was of weak health, she was released without any further punishment, the Chairman expressing the hope that it would be a. warning as long as she lived.
The G-wyn-Kall at Neath. A special meeting of the council was held on Monday. The Mayor was in the chair. A letter was read from the Lord of the Treasury sanc- tioning the borrowing of £6.000 for the purposes of erecting the Gwy-n-hail and public buildings. The cost. of the hall and offices was not to exceed £5,665, including architect's fees and clerk of the works; JE35 for fixtures, £70 for heating appa- ratus, and £230 for fittings, to include seating the largo hail. The first sum, viz., £5,665. was to be re-paid in 30 years, and the remainder in ten years. —After some discussion, Mr. Alderman Charles moved. "That invitation be issued by adver- tisement to friendly and other societies and private individuals for a loan of £6,000 in £100 bonds of the corporation, payable at three months' notice."—Mr. D. Davies seconded. —Mr. Councillor Charles moved an amendment that it state on the advertisement that the interest would not exceed 4 per cent., but preference would be given to those t'wieringat a lower rate. This was* agreed to.— Mr. John Rees moved that Mr. Abraham tieorge's amended tender for the erection of the building be now formally accepted, subject to the usual contract.—Mr. D. Davies aecooded.and it was carried.—The town-clerk was instructed to advertise for a clerk of the works.— Mr. Alderman Howel Gwyn expressed a wish that, if possible, the foundation stone might bo laid on his birthday, June 24. -———————
Welsh Church Services at Cardiff. The first Welsh services in connection with the movement for establishing a Welsh church at Cardiff was held on Sunday evening, and had in it the elements of a surprise. Hardly had the con- gregation usually worshipping at Sr. Andrew's Church left the building ere the Welsh people poured into it until scarcely a vacant seat was left, though sitting accommodation has been provided for about 650 persons. A Welsh hymn, sot to one of the old familiar tunes, commenced tho service, and it was sung with the fervour and earnestness characteristic of the Cymry. The Bishop of Llandaff read the lessons, the service being intoned by the Rtw. Mr. Johns. TheVen. Archdeacon Griffiths, who preached a most eloquent and stirring sermon, took his text from the words found in Col. i., 28:—Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom that we may present every man perfect in Jesus Christ." In his discourse he referred incidentally to the movement which had culminated in the holding of a Welsh service— late in the day, certainly—in old Cardiff, and in a county which there was good reason for believing was visited by the Apostle Paul, and which had its nativo Church long years before Gregory introduced Christianity among tho Ancient Britons. He esteemed it a great honour that he should have been selected to preach the opening sermon and to preach it to so many hun- dreds. They were only beginning now. Things would get better if they remained faithful and zealous for the cause, and they could hope for st building of their own all chaste and substantial as St. Andrew's Church, and ministers of their own preaching in the language they loved. By Gou's help their earnest efforts would bo blessed, A new feeling was growing, extending its influence over the whole land, and natural only would it be to have services at Cardiff conducted by the Church in the language in which Rowlands, Lhm- gdtho, and Williams, Pantycelyn, used to stir up the religious feelings of the people when they carried the light of the Gospel through Wales. It is the intention of the Vicar of St. Andrew's (the Rev. G. W. lllloford) and those acting with him to promote the cause cf a Welsh church to continue the services irrespective of what may bo done outside the parish. Persons willing to assist generally or to join the choir now being formed are requested to communicate with the Rev. Mr. Evanron at St. Andrew's Vicarage.
Fire at the Dinas Colliery. At Dinas Colliery on Monday night, a fire broke out at. the pit bottom through a paraffin can being upset. The alarm of fire caused great excitement. Mr. Havard, manager, descended the shaft and water was sent down in casks, and in half-an-hour the manager returned and reported all safe. Meanwhile women and children had been weeping at the pit top.
WARNING.—When yeu ask for Reckitt'S Blul see that you get it. The manufacturers wI to cautioH the publics against imitatien square Blue, very inferior quality. The JParis Blue In square! is sold iu wrappers earlni their name and Trade Mark. Xetu.se aU embers*
Alleged Fabrication of a Voting i Paper at Mountain Ash. At AberdUr* Police-court on Tuesday Mr. T. Phillip?, solicitor, sppiiedt for summonses against Lewis Davies, of 35, Dover-street, and John Price, of 34, Philip-street,• Mountain Ash, for fabricating a voting paper and falsely assuming to act in the J rame and on the behalf of a person entitled to vote on tiie occasiou of the recent Local Board election at Mountain Ash—The Magistrates granted the | summonses, lr. Rhy remarking that he wished more cases of the aind were brought before the court. No doubt, he said, an immense amount of this son ot thing was carried on, but there was always a difficulty in bringing the charges home to the parties concerned.
Swansea Harbour Trust. The monthly meeting of the Swansea Harboui Trust was held at the Town-hall, Swansea, on Monday at noon, Mr. G. B. Strick presiding. There were also present—Messrs. Charles Bath, R. D. Burnie, A. Mason, E. li. Daniel, W. H. Francis M. Tutton, W.J. Rees, and W. Williams. Mr. CHA.KI.KS BATH moved the adoption of the Finance Committee's report, which showed an increase in shipping during the month of March of 16,053 tons on the corresponding month, but a dac.case in shipping rates (in conse- quence of the recent reduction) of JE123. The accounts 01 the General Harbour Estate showed a surplus of £232 Is. 7d„ as compared with a surplus of £159 1". lid. in the corresponding month, and those of tiie General Harbour Estate a deficit of £167 13s. 3d, as compared with a deficit of £75 5s. 6d. last year. On the whole estate there was a surplus of £114 7s. lid., as compared with £13 16s. 50, in the corresponding month of last year. lr. DCBSIE seconded, and the report was adopted. The CHAIEMAN moved the adoption of the report of the Executive Committee, which recommended that, as a preliminary to the proposed new pump- ing arrangements, the necessary repairs to the pottery lock and gates should be cariied out forth- with. Mr. Schenk had estimated the probable cost at £2,000, but had stated that until the water was let out a trustworthy estimate couid not be wde.
Valedictory Banquet to a Cardif Journalist. On Saturday evening, at the Park-hall, Cardiff, a goodly number of Cardiff pressmen sat down to a complimentary banquet given by his journalistic friends and colleagues to Mr. David Williams, late chief sub-editor of the .south Wales Daily ..YIC¡' and more remotely of the staff of the Western Mail, who is leaving Cardiff for London, where he has received an appointment on the sub-editorial staff of the London EchQ. Mr. dare, the manager of the Park Hotel, laid the tables in his best styie. Mr. Parker, managing sub-editor of the Western Mail occupied the hair.and Mr. Louis Tracy,Honth Waits Daily A'etcs, the vice-chair. After honouring the toast of "The Queeu," the Chairman proposed the health and future success of the guest of the evening, speaking of him as an oid colleague whom he had never once found wanting. Mr. C. J. S. Webster and others spoke, testifying to his worth. Mr. Williams aptly replied. A few other toasts were drunk, and one of the pleasantest evenings possible was spent. Amongst the yisiiors were Mr. II. W. P ;\1". tnvhnl.
Celebrating a Victory in the Rhondda. At Ystrad Police-court on Monday (before Ignatius Williams, stipendiary magist rate, and Mr. John Davies) James Hopkins, of Pandy, was fined £110; 2d., including costs, for leaving his horse and trap unattended in the highway. Defendant went into two public-houses, remaining in one 50 minutes and in the other one hour, and disre- garded the warning of a police-constable.—Defer., dant said there had been an election of guardians, and his friend had Ixen elected, so he could not help celebrating the victory, lie seemed consider ably confounded by tiie judicial decision.
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Sad Case of Suicide at Llancarvan. Early on Sunday morning Wilham Lougher, of Llancarvan, committed suicide by cutting his throat with a shoemaker's knife. It appears that the deceased had for some weeks been in a state of tempomry insanity, and arrangements were complete for his removal to the asyium at Bridgend on Saturday. Although the relieving officer (Mr. H. L. Jones), with a conveyance, was in attendance at the residence of the deceased on that day, the removal, in consequence of the non- attendance of Dr. Davies, of Cowbridge, who had been telegraphed for, was necessarily postponed. The deceased was 63 years of age, and for a great number of years had carried on the business of & shoemaker at Llancarvan, and had also bad charge of the post-office at that place.
PRIMROSE DAY. Differences of opinion may obtain as to whether the display of primroses this year was superior or inferior to that of last year, but there can be none regarding the general character of an observance which sprang into popularity in a day. At Car- diff almost every other person, whether male or female, rich or poor, sported a bunch of the wee little flowerets, which, as the day advanced, lost all their freshness in tho glare of sunshine and the more fatal circling showers of dust. Novertheless, the exhibition of this outward and visible sign of sympathy with, and respect for, the great Conservative leader was there- by shorn of none of its deeper significance, The ladies were particularly conspicuous by reason of their zeal in this regard. On the Ely Racecourse several of the carriages within the inner circle bore exquisite wreaths and bouquets, and quite a host of horses had the sombreness of their trappings relieved by these mutely eloquent tributes to the memory of the departed patriot. Altogether signs abounded pointing to the fact that the observance so ten- derly conceived has struck deep root, and will perpetuate for years to come sweet remem- brances of Lord Beaconsfiold's many virtues as the loader of a great party, the lover of his Queen and country, and as a man. Growth of the League. At the fourth Annual Grand Council of the Primrose League, held in London on Tuesday, under the presidency of Lord Harris, the report which was presented showed there was now a total of 565,861 members, as compared with 237,283 last year, and 1,724 habitations, against 1,200 last year. The members enrolled in Scottish habitations had increased from 8,653 to 27,015 Mr. Dixon Hartland gave some detaiis of accounts, showing that the total income for the vear had been £10,000.. (feR and Entertainment at Cardiff. Primrose Day was worthily celebrated by the members of the Habitations of Cardiff, Roath, Cantorj, ar.d Cuthays. In the evening a public 'tea promoted by them took place at the Paik-h il!, which had been embellished with the good taste which is peculiarly the 'attribute of the ladies. About six hundied people attended, the arrangements being as com- pletc and the serving as prompt as they well could be. Quite a small army of ladies assisted, among them being Mrs. Lee, Mrs. Saulez, Miss Sauli z, and Miss A. De Saulez, Miss Jaeger, F. n. Duder, Mrs. Webb, Mrs. Bradley, Mrs. Parfitt, Mrs. Bird, Mrs. Pea roe, Mrv. Peace, Kergwin, and Miss Fowler. The tea was followed by an entertainment in the largo hall, the platform of which bore devices, exquisitely worked, symbolical of the day's celebration. A banner—a gem of artistic ingenuity—occupied n. prominent place. This was the creditable handiwork of the ladies of the Roath Habitation. Mr. E. P. Lee, Dr. Horder, Mr. Laughland, and Mr. Peace (Ruling Council- lors), together with the secretaries, Mr. S. J. Gill, Mr. F. J. Chell, and Mr. Whitefield, lent most valuable assistance, in fact were chiefly responsible for the manage- ment of the affair. A capital programme had been provided for the evening, and the audience was exceedingly large and appre- ciative. The artists included tho Misses Davies, Clarke, Purvis, Mrs. C. N. Davies, Pen- dragon," and Messrs. H. Elliott, T. Huhne, anu S. W. Allen. At the close the Rev. V. Saulez, in ap- propriate terms, proposed a vote of thanks to those who had rendered assistance in various ways, and this was heartily given. Barry. A meeting and concert of the Primrose League were held at East Barry on Tuesday evening, the Ruling Councillor (Mr. John Robinson) in the chair. Mr. Robinson said the Windsor Habitation had been formed just a year and was steadily on the increase, they having now about 80 members. Debates had been held once a month and papers read. The following resolution, proposed by Mr. John Robinson, was carried unanimously:—"That the members of the Windsor Habitation of the Primrose League express their satisfaction with the efforts of the Government to restore order and law in Ireland." A concert followed the business, when Miss Morgan, the Misses Jackson, and Miss Savours rendered songs and violin solos in excellent style, and Messrs. Fisher, Willett, Pearce, Smith, Hogg, and Williams also sang to the satisfaction of all present. The evening closed with a vote of thanks to the chairman. Reception at Newport. Primroses were worn in great profusion at New- port on Tuesday in honour of the memory of the Earl of Beaconsfield. In the evening a reception was held at the Westgate Hotel by Mrs. Grice and Mr. A. Clarke Jones, ruling councillors of the Talbot and Tredegar Habitations of the Primrose League, at which about 250 guests attended. The company, which assembled at eight o'clock, was treated to an excellent entertainment. Concert at Swansea. Primroses were worn by many hundreds of persons at Swansea on Tuesday. In the evening a prome- nade concert was given by the Primrose League at the Drill-hall, which was very well attended. Most of those present wore primrose button-holes. The chief attraction was Mr. W. F. Hulley's fine band. The Conservative Glee Party rendered several part songs, and individual efforts were made by G. H. Crews, Mr. H. J. Morris, and Miss Polly Jenkins. The room was nicely decorated. Refresh- ments were provided at a buffet.
Cardiff Charity Organisation. First Quarterly Meeting. The first quarterly meeting of the Cardiff Charity Organisation Society was held at the Swiss-hail Chambers on Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Peter Price occupied the chair, and there were also present Mrs. Richard Cory, Mrs. Price, Mrs. Hamilton, the Rev. J. W. Ward, Messrs. G. H. Tregaskis, H. F. Lynche-Blosso, M. W. Moggridge, und-V. Richards. —Mr. J. W. Baker, hon. sec., in reading his report, said that, the society commenced operations on January 10 of this year. Sergeant Hawkins was appointed agent, and since that time the work of the society had gone on steadily. In the early part of tlie quarter a large proportion of the cases inquired into were found quite unde- serving, but in the latter part there had been a marked improvement in the class dealt with. One very favourable result was that the number of trampa had largely decreased, and that kind of mendicancy, by the systematic and increased use of the society's tickets, could, it was hoped, be entirely put a stop to. After enumerating the number of applications and personal visits made,the report stated that relief was rarely given in cash, grocery tickets being the principal mode of relief; 82 applicants had been relieved in this manner to the total amount of JE14 lis. Eight grants of money, amounting to £1 14", 3d., and four loans, amount- ing to £1178. 2d., had been also made. A selection of the cases dealt with was then made, showing that the society had dispensed its charity with most beneficial results. In conclusion, the report stated that the committeo were endeavouring to shape their course as nearly as possible by the experience gained in other parts of the country, and to get at the cases that were deserving of help, so as to afford permanent benefit.— The Chairman complimented the society on so good a report, and on the motion of the Rev. J. W. Ward, seconded by Mr. Moggridge, it was unani. mously adopted.—The treasurer's report, showed a balance in haad of .£8 113.- Votes of thanks to the chairman IJId secretary terminated the pro- ceedings.
Cardiff Town Council. A special meeting of the Cardiff Town Council was held at the Council Chamber of the Town- hall on Monday morning, the Mayor (Mr. Morgan) presiding, and there being also present Aldermen Jones, M'Connochie, David Duncan, Carey, Jacobs, Yorath, and Waring, and Councillors David Jones, Thomas Rees, Proger, Trounce Beavan, Vaughan, Lougher, Sanders, W. E. Jones Ramsdale, Reynolds.Oliver, Brain, R. Price, 6backell P. Price, G. Hopkins, Jackson, Mildon Hurley, Andrews, and Boulanger. ATLEGED DESECRATION OF ORAYRS BY CQKFOBATION OFFICIALS. On the minutes of the Burials' Board coming before the committee, Mr. TBOuxci; said his attenlion had been called to a letter in the public press with reference to the re- moval of cards, &c., from graves at the cemetery by officials. Ha had investigated the matter, and had found that the gravekeeper was in the habit of tak- ing off graves cards put by relatives. He (the speaker) was personally much disgusted, and had ordered the man to go before the next committee, when, if necessary, he would be dismissed. The man said he was instructed do this years ago by Alderman Stone, but the matter had given him a great deal of pain, for such memorials should be treated with the greatest respect. .1 THE PROPOSED NATIONAL INSTITUTE. A deputation, headed by the Ven. Archdeacon Griffiths and comprising the Rev. G. A. Jones, Messrs. E. Seward, D. Isaac Davies, Tudor Evans, Tysoe, Jones (Caradog), Johnson (secretary of Literary Society), Hurman, and others attended with reference to the proposed National Institute. Archdeacon GuiFrirns, who first addressed the meeting, reviewed the circumstances which had led up to the public meeting which had decided upon the erection of a National institute. That deputation attended for the purpose of representing the committee which was formed with a view to the carrying out of the resolution. He then read the address, which was as follows TO THK WoKSHIPi'LTL THS MAYl'R, ALDKKMjiN-, AND COUNCILLORS OF THE BOKOUGH OF CARDIFF. Gs'iiMemen,—In (HII suanee of a resolu, l ion passed by the General CornmiUee of tlie proposed National Insti- tute of Wales, we respectfully approach your council to lay this petition befoie vou. On the 6th day of January of the present year a public meei ing of the inhabitants of Cardiff and other purtsof Wales was culled by his Worship the Mayor to decide on a tliibilee M';llwrial of the reign of her Nlo-t, Gracious Majesty the Qaeeii. At that meeiinga leiohitioii was adapted, after full dl, ciission, pledging the town to support the erection of a Niitioiiit Institute for Wiiles at Cardiff as the must appropriate lioyal Jubilee Memorial; thus et!}Iishinga ,,¡¡,tional.!enlrp tor the development, of art, literature, and science in Wales, and affording much needed facilities for tila tv.irk of societies now existing in our midst- for the promotion ot these, objects, viz.:—The Hoyal Cambrian Academy of Arts, the Naturalist*, C'ynimroit .irion, Cambrian, Literiry, Photographic, and the Weish Utilisation Societies, which pogses-s all aggre- gate membership ')f ai.out 00. At t,lle,nne meetings* fnither resolution was adopted, appointing a com mines to act with the mayor and coroo ation, with full power to carry out. the object of the previous resolution. Your pet,iti,ii)ers, acting in accordance therewith, have proceeded with the wor; of obtaining funds and oilier matters essentia) to the establishment of the proposed in4it:1I s. It is desirable to explain that the rommitt • oi tiie Cardiff Free J/ib.-ary and Museum, representing inst itutions which it was originally intended to include in the. proposed amalgamation, have, whilst expreèsillg "the warmest sympathy with the Nat ional Institute of Wales," stated their opinion that th site reserved by a resolution of your corporation of May 10, 183i. for future esiensions of the Fieb Library. Art Gallery, and kindred objects within the borough," is exclusively nee<ied for their requirements, ana ihey, therefore, detach themselves from the other seven societies a50dat¡lIg with the pro- posed Institute. Your petitioners, therefore, humbly pray your council tn assign to fchern, for the purposes oi the National Institute of Walts, as already iia rne,i, and as lessees of the corporation, n, suitable site iii the ilayes ol, ceutial position within the borough, equal in extent to about 6,000 superficial fed., at a nominal ground rent. Your petitioners and the committee they represent, humbly submit that the work o £ establishing a National Institute, with which they were charged by the afore- said public meeting, is one designed to permanently de- fine Cardiff as the metropolitan town of the Principality, and that iu the interests of Cardiff that work is worthy of the full and favourable consideration of your council as representatives of the biti,ougli, not only as a work definitely adopted by the r.itepi.vers, but also a bel lig completely in harmony with the first resolution of your council on the subject, dated November 15, 1856, when it was resolved "That, in view of the approaching Jubilee of her Majesty's reign, this council, as the public representa- tives of the town of Cardiff, consider the commemoration of the Jubilee by some permanent work worthy of the Metropolis of Wales." Vour petitioners earnestly pray your corporation to adopt sud. measures as will give effect to the foregoing resolution, whereby a result shall be obtained both honourable and creditable to the borough ot Cardiff and the Principality of Wales. And your petitioners will ever pray, &c. (Signed) Jomi GRIFFITHS, Arch- J. W. BREWER deacon EUWARD THOXAS («• Coch- deacon EUWARD THOMAS («• Coch- Einviif SEWARD, R.C.A. fiirf") G. ARTHUR JOXBS, M.A. GKIFFITH It. JOXKS (" Cara- JAMHS HUllMAN dog") TUDOR EVANS T. HOPKIXS DAN ISAAC DAVIES W. JOHNSTONE, Secretary, And Others. Mr. D. J. Davies, Mr. Seward, the Rev. G. A. Jones, and Mr. Hurman also supported the petitioil. The AtAY04 replied that the members of the Town Council were glad to see the deputation there that day, for they sympathised with them in every respect, and believed they were engaged in work which could not but commend itself to every right-minded man. It was impossible, however, to give a definite answer one way or the other that day, for they must discuss the matter very fully before they consented to dedicate part of the town property to any proposal whatever. In conclusion, he assured the deputation that the Council had the most friendly inclination towards them, and if it were practicable to grant their request they could rely upon the representatives of the town to do everything they could in their favour. v z, Mr. LOUGHER moved, and Mr. RAMSDALE seconded, that the matter be referred to the Property and Markets Committee. Mr. ANDREWS thought they could not do better than offer the Hayes as a site, on condition that under the institute should be placed a fish market. The proposition was agreed to. THE NEW HOATH PARK. Referring to the offer of Lord Bute of the site for a park at Roath, Mr. RAMSDALE hoped the offer would be accepted without question. Most of the cost of making the park would be for labour, and that would mean a benefit to the town. They ought not to look so much at the expense when the health and well- being of the town was at stake. Aldermau CARET suggested that as the matter had become an important one the Roath Park Committee should be increased to thirteen, and suggested that the following names be added:— Aldermen Duncan and Taylor, and Councillors Vaughan, R. Price, Boulanger, and Sanders. Mr. TROUXCK was proceeding to propose that Lord Bnte be presented with the freedom of the borough on the occasion of his next visit to Cardiff —(Hear, hear,)—when Mr. RAMSDALE said the chairman of the Roath Park Committee had do given notice of a similar resolution. The minutes, which embodied an acceptance of the offer, were then carried amidst applause. EXTRAVAGANCE OF THE CARDIFF SCHOOL BOARD. A precept was received from the Cardiff School Board for £ 8,300, being the amount required for the expenses of the board for the half-year beginning on the 1st inst. On the amount of the precept being announced there were cries of "Shame;" from several mem- bers present. Mr. JACKSON said he could not let that pass without entering his protest against the manner in which tiie expenditure of the School Board was increasing by leaps and bounds. The BOROUGH TREASURES said the amount of the October precept in 1886 was L5,800, and the April precept iu the same year £ 7.500. Zvlr. ANDREWS wished to know whether it was true that children from Newport and Bridgend were allowed to go to the HigherGradeSchool at any time they liked, while children from Cardiff had the doors closed against them directly the school hours commenced. The BOROUGH TREASURER here remarked that in October, 1885, the amount of the precept was £ 5,500. Mr. JACKSON, having put liis amendment in writ- ing, said that what he proposed to move was this "That, while recognising the fact that this corporation is obliged to comply with the precept of the School Board, yet, as a protest against the abnormal and extravagant increase in the expen- diture of the board, the council do not take any steps towards the payment of the sum required until the overseers have collected the amount." Continuing lie said the real gist of his amendment was a pro- test against the abnormal increase. Alderman YORATH seconded the amendment. ,) t Alderman CAREY, in supporting it, inquired of the borough treasurer what the figures were from 1883. Tho BOROUGH TREASURER replied that in April, 1883, the amount was E5,500, and in October of that year -04,500, giving a I total of L- 10,000. In April, 1884, it was £ 6,500, and in October £ 5,500, making- a total of £ 12,000. In April. 1885, it was £ 7,500, and in October £ 5,500, making a total of £ 13,000. In 1886 it was E7,500 in April, and £ 5,800 in October, making a total of £ 13,300; and in April, 1887, it was £ 8,300. Alderman CAREY, continuing,remarked that from 1883 to 1886, the precept had gone up something like £3,300, or 33 per cent. in three years. 11 Mr. THOMAS REKS, in reply, pointed out that with regard to the voluntary schools a large portion of the money required for their erection had been provided out of the Imperial Exchequer, and a large portion of the money tht went for their maintainance also came out of the public Exchequer. It had been said they were building schools which were not required, but in the Cathays district there were 1,400 or 1,500 children, for whom school accommodation had not been pro- vided. The amendment was then put, and agreed to by 18 votes to 9. FLOODS AT GRANGETOWN. Councillor BIHIN proposed the following resolu- tion :—" That, in consequence of tiie grave appre- hension felt by the inhabitants of Grangetown with regard to the condition of the sea bank surrounding the south end of Grangetown during high tides, and the great damage to house and other property that would be caused by flooding in that district, the borough engineer be desired to report upon the matter at the next meeting of the council with a view of taking immediate remedial measures." He had been told that the proposed new import dock would, to a great extent, remedy the present state of tilings, but still the corporation should take action. Mr. LOUGHER seconded the motion with very great pleasure. Mr. Itrrs thought Lord Windsor, who had con- verted the salt marsh into a veritable gold diggings, should see to this. Mr. MILDON (emphatically): But why do the Corporation paas the plans then. It is "hame and disgrace that the Corporation have not seen to this before. I say it, in the face of the Chairman of the Public Works Committee that the cellars have been swamped over and over again. He retorts by sayinj the Committee had not passed the plans. But they had and the seal was on them. I protest against the Council being held not responsible. (Hear, hear.) Alderman JONES moved a more comprehensive motion, to the effect that the borough engineer report on the best means of preventing floods at the Grange, and that copies be sent to the owners of land in the neighbourhood. Mr. JACKSON seconded. The amendment was then carried. A DANGEROUS OBSTRUCTION. Alderman CAREY moved—"That inasmuch as the Dock Feeder Bridge at the Eastern end of Bute Terrace forms a dangerous and serious obstruction to the traffic in that street, the Bute Authorities be urged to consent to the widening of such bridge forthwith in accordance with the plan prepared by the borough engineer and approved by the council on the 13th of December last, and that it be an instruction from this council to the Public Works Committee to carry out such alterations as quickly as possible." Mr. D. JOKES seconded. The resolution was agreed to, and the mayor (chairman of the Public Works Committee), and Messrs. D. Jones, P. Price, and Bouianger were ap- pointed a committee too confer with Sir W. T. Lewis on the subject. PROPOSED ACQUISITION OF THE TRAMWAYS. Mr. TROUNCE moved:—"That application be made to the Cardiff Street Tramways Company (Limited) to ascertain the terms upon which they are dis- posed to transfer their Cardiff system of tramways and plant to the Cardiff Corporation." Alderman JONES pointed out that it was impos- sible to acquire the property for some years to come. The motion was then withdrawn, Mr. HURLEY stating that he was authorised to say the directors did not wish to sell. A VALUABLE SUGGESTION. Mr. HOPKINS moved the following resolution :— That steps be taken to carry out the construction of a roadway and bridge fro,n the Hayes to Queen- street via Frederick-street, and that the borough engineer be instructed to prepare plans for the same a soon as possible." Speaking in support of the proposition, Mr. Hopkins said the condition of Working-street was now positively dangerous owing to the congestion of traffic. By the cut which he proposed, this would be considerably relieved. The outlay, which he estimated would ba under £ 12,000, could be amply re-paid by the increased value of the property—tlie rental of the houses would mean from 5 to 10 per cent. on the outlay. For the scheme about 70ft. width would be wanted, 40ft. of which would be for w_ the roadway. The MATOBsaid an Act of Parliament would be necessary. Mr. HOPKINS said he was aware of that, and he, had brought the matter forward thus early in order that it could be included in the next batch of Hills. Continuing, he said the road was pro- posed to start from a spot nearly opposite the Batchelor statue, go through Shepton's Yard and Rowe's-square, over the canal, and so (,n into Frrderick-street, coming out at a spot near the Caivinistic Methodist Cliapel. He had lived in the neighbourhood of the Hayes for ten or twelve years, and lelt sure this would be the best and cheapest road to make. They could also take in the road that ran across the open space opposite Messrs. Cr..s Bros., and which was of no earthly use, and take in the apex of the triangle, thus opening out the road more. He then propo-ed his resolution, adding that a committee be formed, consisting of the Mayor, Aldermen Carey and Jones, Councillors David Jones, Beavan, Brain, R Price, Riches, Hopkins, Oliver, I'roger, Stevens, and Burrow, to go into the matter. Mr. R. PRICE seconded. Mr. RAMSDALE thought a better opening could be found into St. David's-street. The proposition, on being put, was agreed to unanimously. CORPORATION BIN. The deputation appointed to confer with the company of proprietors of the Glamorgan Canal as to the clauses to be inserted in the bill for their protection reported favourably as to the interview, and the report was adopted. PLANS. The Public Works Committee reported that they had approved plans for the following :-The second part of the Castle-street Arcade; six houses in Darran-street; three in Llantrisant-street, for J. Elliot; twelve houses in Radnor-road, for J. C. Matthews; four houses in Spring Gardens-road, for W. Cadogan alterations to 61 and 62, and re- building 63, Bute-street, for J. H. Insole; one house in Oyfarthfa-street, for W. R. Long; two houses in Keppoch-street, for J. H. Venning; two houses in ditto, for O. Purnell; one house in Upper George-street, for J. Piiippin and a Primitive Methodist Connexion School-Chapel in Dalton- street. There was no other business of public impor- tance.
Election of People's Warden for Penarth Parish. At the Easter Vestry of Penarth, held on Mon- day, it will be remembered that two gentlemen were nominated to act as people's warden in succession to Mr. Greenhill, who, after seven years' service,re tired through pressure of private business. The retiring warden nominated Mr. Adey as his suc- cessor, but Mr. J. B. Ferrier proposed that Mr. Strawson be elected. On a show of hands thirteen voted for Mr. Adey and fourteen for Mr. Strawson, whereupon a poll was demanded by Mr. Adey's friends, which it was agreed should take place on Saturday between the hours of twelve and six. The poll was taken as arranged on Saturday, and resulted as follows:— Strawson 191 Adey 114 *27 ANALYSIS OP THE VOTING. STRAWSON. STRAWSON. 1 vote each 170 2 votes eacti 7 3 1 4 „ 1 Number of perzons voted .<. In ADIE V. 1 vote each 100 2 votes each 14 3 6 4 3 6 „ 1 Number of persons voted. 124 55
Pembrokeshire Hunt Steeplechase Ball. | The annual steeplechase ball was held at the ¡ Assembly-rooms on Friday right, and passed off with great eclat, the costumes of most of the ladies ¡ being marvels of artistic skill. Dancing was spiritedly kept up until the morning was far advanced, a quadrille band, under the leadership of Mr. Johnson, playing a choice selection of dance, music. The catering of air. G. Johns (nephew of Mr. Maggs, of Duke-street, Cardiff), who has recently started business at Haverfordwest, gave universal satisfaction, the menu being Varied and choice. The following were present:— LAIUKS.—Mrs Rule Oweu, Mrs Foster, Miss E. Foster, Mis H. Stokes,Mb3 Williams, Miss M. William?, Mrs id, Aliss Lewis, Mu Hardvrieke, Miss Douglas- Wsiian, Miss il. J. Owen, Mrs Higgor, Mrs Lloyd l'hil- Hns, Misses Lloyd Phillips (two), Mrs E. K.Evans, Misses Phillips (two), Mrs W. Summers, Miss 'Studdy, Miss Mathias, Miss Maud Alathios, Mi-s Woodhouse, Mis .Mor.,u Uieliardson, Miss Brownrigj:, Mrs Colby, Mrs T. K. Bowen, Mis3 Harford, 1\1I'S Trower, Miss bummers, Mrs E. Vaughan, Miss Carrow, Miss Fisher, Mrs Morris Ovvt'ij, Mrs r. Morris, Mrs Croomie, Mrs Sampson, and A!i: s Sampson. &iNTLKMBK.—Capt. Phillips, Mr Morris Williams, Mr Hir.l Williams, Captain Lewis, Mr. Hardwicke, Captain Higgon, Mr ii. H. Massy, Mr B, E. EvAlls, Mr W. G. Evans, Mr 1). Mi- NV. ltl. Stewart,, Captiiu Sum- mers, Mr Howard Davies, Mr Colin Davies, Mr \V. II. fvuddy, MrM.G. iinight, Mr M. H. Lvaeh, Mr J. \V. Feiiii. '.Ur Brent-lily. Mr i ownsend Bowen, Captain F. Lort Phillips, Mr Saunders Davies, Mr X. Currie, Mr Morgan Kicliarason, Mr J. Colby, Captain Trower, MrE. Vaughan, Mr Fisher, Mr L. H. Vaughar, Mr Morris Owen, Captain Dalrymple, Mr Busbby, Mr T. Morris, o!oi:el iClliston. N.L.K Air Maclean, Mr C. Mathias,] Mr G. Saunders Davies, Mr Wojdliouse, and Mr tYilliam
The Tenby Libel Case. Mr. Lewis, the under sheriff for Pembrokeshire, and a jury were engaged on Saturday at the Rutzen A rms Hotel, Narberth, in assessing damages in an action for libel, wherein Mr. R. J. H. Parkinson, of Tenby, was plaintiff, and Mr. John Bonviilt-, of the same place, was defendant. Mr. Arthur Lewis (instructed by Mr. R. Lock) appeared for the plaintiff, and the defendant appeared in person.- Mr. Lewis, in opening his case, stated that the libel complained of appeared in the Western Mail on the 23rd of December last, in which it was sug- gested that the defendant Mr. Parkinson was an outlaw,and had been guilty of an unprovoked assault upon Mr. Honville wliilst, a mob had been asserting their rights to the Tenby town wall. The ¡' defendant had allowed judgment to go by default, and the only point was as to the ainouut of damage the plaintiff was entitled to.—The evi- dence was purely of a formal character.—Tlie de- fendant having addressed the jury, they retired, and, having been absent for some hours, returned to court at 8 30, having found a verdict for the plaintiff with 10?. damages.
Barbarous Treatment of an Old Man t at Cardiff. At Cardiff Police-court on Saturday (beforeMessrs. J. W. Yachell and Peter Price) Mary Ann Phillips residing at 14, Pembroke-street, Cardiff, a wiry- I locking woman of 45, was again brought up on the charge of violently assaulting her husband, William Phillips, an oid man, about 70 years of a«e, who could with difficulty crawl into the witness-box. On the last occasion she got six months for assault. Inspector Lewis said his j opinion of her conduct was that she was killing j him by degrees. The iiench characterised the assault as cruel and unnatural, and sentenced her ] to two months' imprisonment with hard labour.
A Defaulting Bankrupt at Aberdare. At Aberdare County-court on Monday Mr. Regis- trar Howell attended to conduct the public exami- nation of William Jones Evans, described as a draper, residing at. the "Temple of Fashion," Oxford-street, Mountain Ash, who recently filed a petition for liquidation of his affairs, the state- ment showing a heavy deficiency. The Official Re- ceiver (Mr. W, L. Daniel) intimated that the debtor, who had left his home, was supposed to have absconded to America, and upon this infor- mation the Ci,u,-t f,,r his arrest.
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Annual Meetings of Boards ¡ of Guardians. Cardiff. The annual meeting of the Cardiff Board of I Guardians was held on Saturday, there being a large attendance of guardians. Mr T. H. Stepheus occupied the chair pr» tem. The board first proceeded with the election of chairman.—Mr. O. H. Jones proposed the re-election of Dr. Paine, referring to that gentleman's assiduity and the attention which he gave to the business. They also felt his impartiality, and it was a matter of congratulation that they had had an opportunity of re-electing him.—Mr. T. VV. H. Plain seconded, and hoped that so long as he was on the board he would have the advantage and pleasure of Mtting under Dr. Paine.—The proposition having been unanimously carried, Dr. Paine acknowledged the compliment. He fully recognised the responsi- bility of the office, and would do his best to discharge them with faithfulness. (Applause.^ He then proposed that Mr. O. H.Jones be appointed vice-chairman.—The Rev. J. R. Buckley seconded, and the proposition having been carried, and Mr. Jones having responded, Mr. T. W. H. Plain was appointed second vice-chairman on the pirposi- tion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. Franklen G. EV3Ds.-The appointment of committees was then proceeded with. Newport. The annual meeting of the Newport Board of Guardians was held at the Workhouse on Satur- day, there being a. very large attendance. The first business was the election of chairman for the ensuing year.—The Rev. J. C. S. Darby moved that Colonel Lyne be re-elected to the office, the general wish of the board being that he should act Adulation of his past services was un- necessary, and the vote of confidence in him which would be passed by his re-election was worth more than complimentary speeches.—Mr. E. Davies briefly seconded, aDd Colonel Lyne was re-elected unanimously and with repeated cheers. — The Chairman expressed his deep obligation to the board for the election and for the unani- mous expression of renewed confidence. He ¡ proposed the re-election of Mr. J. H. Hilli-ir and Mr. T. Latch as vice-chairmen.—Mr. W. Evans I seconded, and it was unanimously agreed to.—The re-election of the Assessment Commiitee, which was proposed en bloc by Mr. F. Stratton, and seconded by Mr. M. Hale, gave rise to some dis- cussion. Mr. W. H. Brown thought that as it wa he nest important of all the committees those members who had not attended regularly during I lie past year should be relieved of further duty. He proposed the election of the following:— Mess.s. Lyne. Grice, Whitehouse, and Edmund Thomas, tx officio; and Hillier, Latch, T. Baker, E. Thomas, M. Wheeler, nnd H. Parfilt.1r. Mogg- ricte seconded -0:1 a divisiun beii;" taken only five voted for Mr. Brown's amendment and a great number against. It was consequently lost, and the committee was re-elected en bloc.—The other com- mittees were elected without much alteration. j Mertliyr. The first meeting of the Merthyr Board of Guardians since the triennial election was held on Saturday. Mr. George Martin, the senior guardian, j was elected to take tlie chair pro tem. Mr. James, Lewis, J.P., moved that Mr. R. H. Rhys, J.P., b> re-elected chairman of the board for the er,r-u;u° year.—Tiie motion was seconded by Mr. Wiiiiarn Jones, J.P.—Mr. T. Thomas said he rose wiiti great j pleasure to propose a gentleman who WIIS well known 1.0 the whole of the members. He thought it was of the utmost, importance that they should have to preside over them a gentleman who would command their confidence and respect, and who would be above suspicion. Mr. Rhys, as they were aware, was implicated in certain irregularities at the Aberdare Training Schools respecting which an inquiry was held on Wednrsday last, and he considered it to be very demoralising ttiat the chairman of a public board should be in any way mixed up with proceedings of a questionable character in connection with any public institu- tion. The gentleman whom he ha.d the pleasure of proposing was one of sterling integrity, and one who had always been identified with everything that tended to promote the general welfare of the com- munity—he referred to Mr. Thomas Williams, J P., of Gwaelodygarth.—Mr. Joseph Owen seconded the amendment.—Mr. David Davies (Mertliyr), in supporting it, urged that it was high time now that the chair should be occupied by a Merthyr man, Aberdare having had a. sufficiently long innings. He should be sorry to refer to anything which had occurred between his humble seif and his Majesty Mr. Rhys—(laughter)—but he thought that in appointing a chairman of a board of that magni- tude they should select someone whom they could all look up to with respect, and who could not act otherwise than as a thorough gentleman.—Mr. Walter Smyth, J.P., spoke in support of Mr. Rhys. —Some discussion took place as to the method of voting, and upon a division it was determined that it should bd by show of hands, and not by ballot. The result. of the voting was:—For Mr. Rhys, 18 for Mr. Williams, 16; seven members remained neutral.—Mr. Martin then vacated the chair in favour of Mr. Rhys, who thanked the board for tjle honour they had conferred upon him. It would, he said, have been more acceptable if it had been unanimous, but he should not have regretted at all if Mr. Williams had been elected, because Mr. Williams was a man for whom he had the greatest respect and of whom he had the highest opinion. Kp to the present he had always been appointed to that position unanimously however, he was not sorry the matter had been put to the st, though it. was only by a very slender majority that he had been chosen. If he had not been elected he would have wiped the dust off his shoes and never come near the board again.—The Chair- man proposed, and the Rev. A. Davies seconded, the re-election of Mr. George Martin as first vice-chairman.—This was agreed to without a dis- sentient voice; and Mr. Martin, who has been a member of the board for the lengthened term of 42 years, gratefully acknowledged the testimony thus afforded of continued confidence.—Mr. Jenkiu Matthews was aiso re-appointed second vice-chair- man, and he likewise expressed his thanks.—The various committees for the year were then consti- tuted. Bridgend. The annual meeting of this biard was held on Saturday, when the Rev. F. W. Edmondes was re- elected chairman, and Messrs. T. RCJesand W. Howell (Pcncoed) vice-chairmen. The usual committees were then appointed.—The Clerk read a letter from Mrs. Routledge (formerly Mrs. Leyshon) resigning the office of registrar of births and deaths for the Northern District.—It was resolved that the Registrar-General be asked to allow the appoint- ment of registrar to be deferred for a month.—The Clerk read a statement which had been prepared by the Superintendent of the Cottage Homes, showing that the children admitted to that institu- tion since its establishment had, with one or two exceptions, turned out well. I Llandilo. The first meeting of the newly-elected board was held on Saturday, when Mr" G. H. S trick I occupied the chair pro tem.—On the motion of Mr. Thomas Powell, seconded by Major Thomas, Viscount Emlyn was unanimously re-appointed chairman of the board for the ensuing year and Major Thomas and Mr. Thomas Powell, on the proposition of the Rev. Lewis Price, seconded by Mr. Henry Herbert, were re-elected vice-chairmen for the like period. Monmouth. At the first meeting of the new Board of Gaar I dians on Saturday Colonel Davis was re-elected I chairman and the Rev. C. M. Roberts vice-chair- man. The two gentlemen briefly thanked the board. The various committees were appointed. —The Master reported that there were 115 inmates, as against 127 in the corresponding week of last year. year. Chepstow. The first meeting of the new board was held on I' Saturday, when there was a large attendance of members. Mr. James Evans was appointed tem- porary chairman, after which Mr. Henry Clay was unanimousiy re-elected chairman of the board. Messrs. J. Taylor and G. Seys were also re-elected j vice-chairmen. The various committees were formed, the only one which gave rise to difference of opinion being the Assessment Committee. The Master reported the numbnr of inmates as 132, against 131 last week in the corresponding week of last year.
Diseased Meat at Aberdare. At Aberdare Police-court (before Mr. W. M. North, stipendiary; Mr. R. H. Rhys, Mr. D. E. Williams, and Mr. D. P. Davies) Thomas Morgan, dealer, Tiecynon, and Margaret Miles, butcher, Cardiff-road, Aberaman, appeared to adjourned summonses whereby they wore charged with having in their possession, in preparation for ale, the carcase of a pig which was unsound and unfit for human food. Mr. R. O. Gery again attended to prosecute on behalf of the Aberdare Local Board Mr. C. Kenshole represented Morgan, and Mr. T. Phillips was engaged for Mrs. Miles.—The learned Stipendiary, in pronouncing the decision of tiie bench, said they had come to the conclusion that the carcase was the property of Mrs. Miles. As to the conduct of Morgan in selling the animal, they were not called upon to express an opinion, but if he had been found to be the owner they would have inflicted a very severe penalty. Mrs. Miles was then orùered tu pay a fine of 405. and costs, tiie summons against the odier delendant being dismissed.
Mountain Ash Local Board. I The annual meeting of this board took place on I Monday, when t he following members were present, viz.:—Mr. T. Edwards, Colonel Gray, and Messrs. J. Long, It Evans, J. Davies, H. Ernõn, M. Morgan. D. Jones, W. L. Herbert, W. Little, D. Davies, N. Phillips, T. Yeo, and W. R. Beith.—On the motion I of Mr. Little, seconded by !\1 r, Yeo, a cordial vote ol thanks was acconled 1\1r. Edwards for presiding over the deliberations of the board for the pas! I two years.—Mr. Little moved, and Mr. Long seconded, that Mr. M. Morgan be the chairman of the boaid for the ensuing year.—The proposition wasagre.ed to unanimously.—A letter was read from Mr. D. Jones resigning his eeat at the board.—The Medical Officer reported that the number of deaths I in the whole diArict was 58, This would give a deatii-rate of 16-4 per 1.000 per annum, which was the iowest deutil-rate tor the year 18S5, and which the report considered very satisfactory.
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Alleged Negligence of a Builder at Cardiff. His Honour Judge Owen, at the Cardiff County Court held on Tuesday morning, heard the case of Carroll v. Mackenzie, in wliich Mr. A. J. David (in- structed by Mr. G. David) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Foa (instructed by Mr. Ensor) defended. This was an action in which plaintiff, a plasterer by trade, claimed £1S<? in respect of injuries "sustained by the negligence of defendant, a builder. This was the statutory claim, and Mr. David, with the consent of the parties concerned, was permitted to put in an alternative claim for £5? damages for negligence under common law. Plaintiff, it was alleged, was employed by the defendant in con- nection with the building of a Catholic Chapel in Charles-street, Cardiff. Scaffolding had been put up on the side and, supported by this and the ledge of a window, a plank had been placed, originally for the purpose only of affording rest to one foot of a workman employed on the scaffolding. On January 11 hist plaint-ff was ordered to plaster the window and to use this plank for his purpose. He went on the plank, and had only been there about a minute or two, when it gave way, and he fell a distance of about 30 feet, his fall beiug broken by his body coming into contact with a deal board, eight or nine feet from the ground. He feU on the small of the back on tlie board, and this prevented him going down to the ground; then someone promptly picked him up. He was tsken home in a cab, and was for a fortnight unable to get out of bed. Since the accident he had only worked a few hours, and, at the time of the hearing, was not fit to follow his occupation, having sustained a spinal injury. He earned on an average about 34s. a week. Evidence went to show that the plank was put up by a fellow-workman who had not been instructed by the defendant to do so, and the Judge held that the plaintiff had every opportunity of Rscertaining the dangerou position of the piank. The knowledge of the master and the ignorance of the workman as to the danger were necessary essentials of a case for compensation. He nonsuited the plaintiff some- what regretfully, as the man bad certainly sus- tained a severe injury.—Mr. Foa did not ask for cost*.
A Cardiff Chemist Sent to Gaol. At the Cardiff Police-court on Tuesday (before Messrs. Dr. H. J. Paine, J. Â, Le Boulanger, nnd W. Sanders,) Emily Taylor, of ladylike appearance, summoned her husband, Alfred Tay lor, chemist, of Cardiff, for assaulting and beating her on the 14th instant. The evidence 3f Mrs. Taylor was of a most painful character, and showed that prisoner had exercised persistent and prenr.ditated cruelty towards her. He was before th: magistrates a short time ago for neg- lecting I Q maintain his wife and children, and the Bench, after severely censuring him, ordered him to co ,tribute towards their maintenance. Mrs. r-iyi.-r said that afterwards his behaviour was kinder, but lately he had become very cruel, He was often beating her, and his language w frightful. My children." tearfully re- nnrked the cowplainant. are imitating him, and J. think it would be better if you could give me a separatio:1." Asked what he had to say, prisoner made an elaborate defence in which he accused his wife of not attending to her housewifelv duties, —The Bench, in sentencing prisoner, said that it was a very sad tiling to see a In6.Il in his position brought up on such a charge. They had, how- ever. after much consideration, concluded to give him one more chance. For the present offence he would be imprisoned for one month, and if, after he came our, his conduct was not altered, they would make an order for a judicial separation.
A Boatswain Drowned at Cardiff Docks. Between eight c nd nine o'clock on Monday night the captain and boatswain of the Italian barque Helios, now loading coals under No. 6 tip in the East Dute Dock, were returning to their ship, when they missed their way in the dark- ness, and on reaching the lock of the New Roath Dock both of them stumbled, and fell headlong into the water. Fortunately, some of Messrs. Nelson and Co.'s workmen were standing near where the incident occurred and they succeeded in rescuing the captain. The boatswain, however, who. it is supposed, in falling struck his head against a piece of timber, sank to the bottom and was drowned. Information was given to the Bute Dock Police, and a constable at once proceeded to t he spot and grappled for the body, which was recovered at five o'clock this morning. The body was afterwards removed to the Mortuary. On Tuesday evening Mr. li. B. Reece, district coroner, held an inquiry at the Town-hall, Cardiff, into the circumstancas attending the sad event. The jury returned a verdict of Accidentally drovi ned."
Action for Illegal Distress at I Cardiff. At Cardiff County Court on Monday (before his Honour Judge Owen) the case of Sullivan v. Glee was heard.—In this action the plaintiff, who now lives at John-street. Roath. rented a house belonging to the defendant, Elizabeth Glee. in Telford-street, Canton, and fell into arrears to the extent of T2 lls. Plaintiff excuted a moonlight shift, and the defendant was induced by a bailiff named Wolfe to sign a warrant of distress, which was executed on Sullivan's furniture during his absence. Plaintiff, who was represented by Mr. Frank H. Williams, claimed £32, value of the goods removed and damages sustained, and defendant, for whom Mr. A. G. David, barrister, appeared (in- structed by lr, George David), paid JE11 into court, and set up a counter-claim of £2 lis. for rent. The evidence was of a most astounding character. The seizure of goods and their subse- quent sale was not denied, but for the defence it was alleged that Wolle had misled Mrs. Glee into the action with a view of some such proceed- ings as these.—Wolfe, who was called as a witness in support of the case. denied that he had gone to Mr. Glee and suggested the levying of a distress. In the course of the hearing a Mrs. Aldridge was called, who stated that. at the request of Mr. Sullivan, she made certain entries in the rent-book produced, and appended the signature of Mrs. Glee, in order to enable Mr. Sullivan to borrow money on the furnitue.—rpon the Judge animadverting on the serious character of the offence she had committed.—Mrs. Aldridge pleaded that she had done so in ignorance.—Mr. Sullivan ) denied the statement in toto.—His Honour ordered the book to be impounded, and declared that it was open for anyone to take proceedings against Mr. Sullivan.—Judge Owen. in giving judgment, said the proceedings connectedwiththeseizureha.d been most irregular from beginning to end. Wolfe had levied an illegal distress.had proceeded illegally about it, and Unfortunately the defendant was respon- sible for his actions. He gave judgment for £ 15, allowed plaintiff only the costs of his solicitor, and decided in favour of the counter-claim, together with solicitor's costs.
i — The Painful Death at Dowlais. Strong Remarks by the Coroner. Mr. R. J. Rhys, the district coroner, held an inquest at the Carmarthen Arms Inn, Dowlais, on Monday morning into the circumstances attending the death of David Wiliiams, who died on Friday last.—Margaret Williams, living at 21, Elizabeth- street, the widow of the deceased, said that on Wednesday, April 6, her husband was brought iiome with a bruised finger, which had been injured at the saw-mill. He was able to go to the surgery for some little time. Witness was one day examining the injury when a woman entered and stated that she could give a plaister which would soon heal the wound, ner hu»band did not com- plain of any increased pain after this. No doctor saw him afterwards until Wednesday, April 13.— Dr. Mason said the deceased came to the surgery and his bruised thumb was dressed. The injury was not very serious. Deceased had the wound dressed throe times. On Wednesday night last witness saw him at his house. Ho was then in a very bad state, suffering from blood poisoning. The thumb had mortified, and death was the result of the blood poisoning. When seen the thumb was covered with some dark poultice, the nature of which witness did not examine.—Evidence of the accident was then given by William Price, after which Jane Williams was sent for, but ehehad left her house.—The Coroner thought that in the interest of the public he must adjourn the inquest ior a week. He considered that this system of quackery by women ought to be stopped.—In- spector Rodman declared that the woman was in her house a few minutes before, but. she had now gone, nobody knew whither, and the door of her house locked.
Another Daring Burgiary at I; Cardiff. The shop of lr. Dobbin, stationer, St. Mary- street, received a second visit from members of ¡ the burgling confraternity in the small hours of Tuesday morning. Entrance was effected through the roof, and the dining-room w indow was also j tampered with. One of the twain in seeking an ingress fell through the skylight, and to this fortu- j circumstance, probably, is attributable the I fact that nothing was purloined from the premises, though a bag containing £50 lay on the dining-I IJùIn table. i
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Death of Mr. Crawshay Bailey. Mr. Crawsbay Bailey, the weH-known Welsh ironmaster, died on Sunday morning at four o'clock, at his residence, 3, Brighton-terrace Monkstown, County Dublin. He was onlv a few daye confined to is room, but for ROwe shor time previously was in failing health, suffering from gout and an affection of the liver. He was attended at the beginning of his illness by the local doctor, a Mr. Kough; but when matters took a serious turn,Sir George Porter,the physician to the Queen in Ireland, was called in. Despite, however, all that medical science could do, Mr. Bailey never rallied after he had taken to his bed. Upon the house and grounds, which he had purchased about two years ago, he expended a very large sum of money, and converted the place into one of the most "beautiful residences in the County Dublin. It is splendidly situated, over-looking Dublin Ba and commanding a view of some of the most picturesque sceuery in the vicinity. Mrs Bailey and her brother, Mr. Wallace (whi resided with Mr. Bailey), were all the more deeply affected by the sad event in con- sequence of its comparative suddenness, as the deceased gentleman, who was at Punchestown Races just a fortnight since, bad so little expectation of the near approach r,f death that he had made arrangements to go along with his wife and Mr. Wallace on a driving tour through the West of Ireland. The remains viiu be sent from Kingstown in the City oi Dublin Company's steamer Ulster on Wednesday morning to Holyhead, and from there conveyed bv raii to Cardiff, where the interment w ill take place on Friday. Mr. Bailey was the eon of the late Mr. CUAWS;I*>Y Bailey, D.L., the well-known ironmaster, and was born in 1821. He married the Countess Bettina, daughter cf the late Count Metaxa, io 1863, from which marxiago there were issue twy daughters. Mr. Bailey's father, ajdod bv oilier master minds in South Wales, may be eaid to have founded the iron and stefl dustries at Nantyglo and Blaina. Mr. Builtfvt senior, also purchased a lirge quantitv of land in the two Rhondda Valleys, which in a lew time was rendered almost of priceless vaJu. by its mineral wealth, as, atnqngst orhers, the National Colliery at Yr.yshir.the Gelii, and part of Uie Ocean Collieries are situated there. Mr. Bailey was a J.P. and D.L. for tÏJf; counties of Brecon and Monmouth, and was high-sheriff c: Monmouthshire in 1874. H was a leading spirit in the volunteer movemeair, ard until recently was a captain in the Brecon Rifle Volunteers. He was also closely connected with the formation cf the Penarth and Barry Docks and several local railways. A special correspondent writes:—The late Mr. Craw shay Bailev, or MaindifT, Abergavenny, deviated from the vibe of his fathsr, Crawshav Bailey, and followed rather the course cf his uncle, Sir Joseph, in annexing lands and in a keen interest in all matter* appertaining to sports and farm life. Having large royalties to receive ia connection with his Glamorgan property, he was naturally a promiment man in all matters con- nected with the collieries of Walell; but, singularly enough, though he favoured the Penarth Harbour and Barry Docks, and took a lively interest in all the government of collieries and the administration of local and Imperial law affecting coal, yet he stood aloof until very lately from that, most important ol our colliery institutions, the Miners' Provident Fund To this lately, however, he became a substantial subscriber, and by his liberality made ample amends for the temporary neglect of this excel lent movement. It was strange that the last actior of a life so abruptly ended should have bees accompanied by the rectification of a grave an serious obligation; but so it ig. Men could no understand why so generous-hearted a man should have kept aloof from aiding the poor, struggling collier in his efforts to get a fund for his wite and children, but he has made the amende, and the forgetfulness has been expiated. Mr. Crawshav Bailey was 66 years of age when hso died. When he was 42 he married a German lady, the daughter of Count Metaxa, who was then resident in Cheltenham, and by her had issue tw, daughters. For some time he was captain of the Brecknock Volunteers; he was also J.P. and D.L and iu 1851 was high sheriff of his county, an £ had been for several years M P. for the Monmouth Boroughs. In Church of England matters he was keenly interested, and one of his last public acts in the Rhondda Valley was in connection with the free gift of a church for Ystrad. In the neigh, bourhood of Abergavenny he was regarded witt extreme favour, and up to his laU voyage to America was one of the most libera of benefactors in all public movements and for tilt public welfare. It was to be regretted that, witt his great stake in the coal wealth of W81 be ait not retiin the practical position so long held by his father. But his tastes lay in other directions and this, coupled with a retiring disposition, lost a most useful ally in the district, one who would have been a tower of strength in the trade move- ments of the Principality. He was an earnest Conservative, a member of tlie Cariton Club, and in the years of his representation of Monmouth a good practical worker for the cause. By his t enth the Barry Dock movement loses another influen- tial supporter, making the third since the passing of the Hili-Mr. David Davies, Maesyfynnon Mr. Riches, and now Mr. Crawshay Bailey.
Presentation for Bravery at Cardiff. On Saturday evening a large gathering of sea. faring men and others engaged at the docks assembled in the dining-room at the Bute Dock Hotel, Cardiff, for the purpose of witnessing the presentation of a testimonial on vellum, given by the Royal Humane Society,, to Mr. George Grant, boiler maker, of Adelaide-street, and to Mr. James Duggan, of Harrowby-street, for having, on the 30th of November, 1836, saved the life of Capt. M'Xabb, in the Roath Basin, at Cardiff, when he was in imminent danger of drowning. Capt Pomeroy, who presided, after briefly detailing the circumstances under which the rescue had been eftect.ed,called upon Councillor Hurley to make the presentation. That. gentleman, who was received with applause, in the course of his remarks congratulated the recipients on the handsome manner in which the Koyai Humane Society had recognised their heroic conduct. He felt Eure that in risking their lives on that dark November night to save a fellow-creature they were net prompted by mercenary motives, but from brotherly love, and trusted that their courageous conduct would prove an example to others.—Votes of thanks to Captain Pomeroy for presiding, to Couneilloi Hurley for presenting the testimonial, and to Mr Mills for the trouble he had taken in bringing the matter before the notice of the Humane Society termina.ted the pr0cpp,Ji t1!