THE INDUSTRIES OF WALES AND THEIR NOTABLE MEN. — <9 By Charles Wilkins. THE RIGHT OF Translation IS SMUTS#- No. XXI. 1 MR. GEORGE CALVERT, ONE OF THE PIONEERS OF PONTYPRIDD. You may see, almost any Saturday, n sturdily- built and still hale old man at the Pontypridd Station shaking hands with this mining engineer tnd with thnt as they go on the "Saturday Journey" to the Welsh Metropolis—Cardiff—and you will see, if observant, an undescribable some- thing about the uian that re-calls better days. We often notice this" something." In the great tliorouglifai-es of London a face will come before you, with poor surroundings, which would not be Out of place in positions of wealth and dignity About our friend those wrinkles tell a tale. They tre annals of an eventful life. He has held large fortunes in his hand, he has ruled men the for- tunes have vanished, and the men acknowledge his command no more. He is like a dethroned king; the sway is over and Pubjects bow not. Let us tell his tale with all Aspect. lie hns carved out a name in the annals of Pontypridd and the Rhondda, and his life history is a part of the eventful progress of the fining enterprise of the district. Mr. George Calvert is the son of Mr. George Calvert, of fettlewell, Yorkshire, land and mineral agent to 1.Ir. Jnmes Deardun, lord of The Manor, Rochdale. Lancashire. He was born October 12, 1812, and hen comparatively young figured as time f on a Birmingham line. A t%LlntrFtetnr he* taken part of the line, but lost heart* nothing but failure, gave up his undertaking. The engineer (one of the Stephensons) knew Calvert as a man of energy and resources, and asked him to to take it up, promising that he would see that he did not lose by it. Oaivert took up the contract, and, to his surprise, it was a case of ehoveilins;" only, scarcely a pick was required,and when he had completed it he found himself several thousand pounds sterling in pocket. His success with this and other contracts then.induced George and Robert Stephenson-father and son—to send for him to London, and, arriving there, be was re- quested to put in a tender for A CBOOKED LINE DOWN IN WALKS." This was the description by the Stephenaons of the now famous Taff Vale Railway. Calvert came into Wales when the Chartist rising was the sub- ject of every tongue. It was on the Monday following the march into Newport that his con- nection with Wales began, and the exciting cir- cumetances of the period have naturally fixed the date indelibly on his memory. Mr. Calvert was fortunate enough in securing a good deal of the Taff Vale contract, that portion from Llandaff to Merthyr. He also completed the Llancaiach Branch after the retirement of Storm and Douglas, the former of whom gave his name to the cluster of houses near Aberdare Junction; still known as Storm's Town." Mr. Calvert's mining career dates from March, 1844, when he obtained an agreement from the Rev. George Thomas and his brother, Mr. Thomas, to work the coal underlying their extensive landed propertv, known as Gellywhion. The document, faded with time, is now before us. It is only a sheet of letter paper. None of the lengthy folios and unending terminology, full of whereases and M heretofores." The two owners, one of Pencerrig, in Radnor, and the other of Llandaff Court, "agree to let, and John Calvert agrees to take, so much of that vein of coal, called John Edmunds's Vein, as lies under part of Gelly- whion and Llan Farms, in the parish of Llan- trissaint, for a term of twenty years, dating from January 1, 1845." The tenants were to pay JE400 per annum ia cash, to work 6,857 tons per annnm without further payment, but beyond that, then one shilling and twopence per ton for large, and sevenpence per ton for small." The colliery was duly sunk and the No. 3 seam of coal won. It proved in excellent form, and the colliery, named the Newbridge, has been one of the great producers of a seam unrivalled in the country for iron making and general purposes In 1848 Mr. Calvert turned his attention to another property at Gyfeillion. In that year he began sinking his shaft, and in May, 1881, the coal was won at a depth of 149 yards. He next expended £17,000 in building coke ovens, and established an excellent trade with the Great Western Railway, thus competing successfully with Dinas, for his coke, the greater part of which was conveyed to Bristol by trains for various parts of the line. In August, 1851, he gave a festive treat to all his friends and workmen, and it would appear that this was the earliest occasion for a special corre- spondent and artist to journey from London into the coal districts. ^e make a few extracts from the letter press:- Mr. Spencer of Taff's We?!, purchased a Hereford OX-one thnt won Uib prize at Sir Charles Morgan's allow-wiiieli weighed upwards of 44 'Core pounds, and which was roasted whole in an litimenM oven, planned by Mr. Culvert. From Gelly wasted a procession was formed, Mr. Calvert and Pontypridd tradesmen, with red rosettes, two Union Jncks, the Cardiff Hand, Master Calvert In a gailv decorated clmir, borne on the Shoulders of ei'7,ht workmen tradesmen and other Residents in the district, two banners, workmen three abreast, workmen with emblem s As the Procession passed along, the discharges of cannon Reverberated throughout the valley, and the Enthusiasm of the people broke forth in the loudest cheers." Then follow the description of the feast and the 8peeches on the occasion, the whole ending with the correspondent's morRI-tiiat the importance of the event may be inferred from the fact that the innin of the coal ensures employment to between two and three hundred men, and, including the] ives and children, food to a thousand souls. The Writer was a far-seeing man in adding that the Mineral district was the richest in the world, and be was quite justified in quoting from De La Beche, that, though mining operations were being con- ducted on a large scale, the mineral basin hitherto tofts been scarcely scratched." Mr. Calvert persevered with his valuable colliery 1854, when overtures were made by Sir Daniel Gooch, on behalf of the Great Western Rail- ay, that the company should work the colliery for three months on trial, and, this being arranged and carried out, it was finally bought by them for PI,000. Having worked it for ten years, and tnade a large profit, it was re-sold to Mr. Calvert at a considerable sum in excess of what was given, and in after days passed into the hands of a limited company. In addition to working the Great Western Col- liery, Mr. Calvert worked the Havod, now amal- gamated with Lewis's Merthvr-the Coedcae. He also leased minerals from Mr. Francis Crawshay, at Hirwain, and aided in developing the coal measures in that district. Though anterior to Mr. Coffin and John Edmunds, we may claim for him the credit of having been one of the earliest, and most successful pioneers of the Rhondda. In his heyday, full of enterprise, aiding materially, in giving employment to the fast accumulating thousands, and useful in social movement, and always open-handed, generous to institutions and individuals. Such is Mr. John Calvert. The face is a study; the biography a lesson. Look at our portrait. I is that of a man who has passed through ordeals those of great riches, far more perplexing even than his other ordeals of trial and trouble. He stands alone. Few of the warm-hearted men who thronged around him at the festivity are living. One by one they have disappeared. You may re-call the hoarse shouts and the deafening reverberations, see the burly presence of Captain Hewitt, and the still more burly one of David William James. These and a host have disappeared; almost passed away from memory. Flags may wave before the mental vision, and the seemingly loud strains of the famous Cardiff Band tell upon the ear, while seething crowds in merry mood vote him all that is beneficent and good. They are gone. He stands alone.
= SOMEWHAT DEVOTIONAL. "My young friend," he said solemnly, u do you attend a place of worship? "Yes, sir, regularly every Sunday night, I'm on 1tI, way to see her now."
The London Gazette of Tuesday contains a Rova t'oclamation prescribing the design s for the *atfou» coins issued by the Royal Mint, including five pound piece, a two pound piece, and a new coin to be called a double florin, of the value of 4s.
7- DE JONGH'S LIGHT-BHOWN COD LIVRR OIL.- UMCQUALLKD EFFICACY NF THE WASTIKS DISEASKS if CBILDRKN.—Br. G. Saunders. O.B late Deputy- Army Hospitals, Superintendent Mclical Mission, writes I have used Dr. de Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil extensively among s'ck poor of St. Qiles's, and oonslUer it a vnluaUe especially in the Wasting Diseares ot Children." Siavely King, PhTsioinn to ih<* Metropolitan Free sPita1f writes 1 can very conscientiously testify to qunlit.ies of Dr. de Jongh s Light-Brown ijfr ver Oil. I have employed it with great advantage of Mesenteric »nd Pulmonary Tubercle, and in JT* Atrophic i'iseaaes <>f Children." Dr. tt. O. Croft, Ch°r of •'Handbook for the Nursery, s_« i tried Dr. de Jongh's Light-Brown Cod Liver Oil, d 'hat it contains all the properties which render t>an 80 efficacious. I find, moreover, JliKt many prefer it to the Pale Oils, and are ahleto retain comfortably. Jt is almost a specific In many of lses peculiar to Infancy and Childhood, ana I *een marked benefit produced by it# use. Dr. de IMJ5 j • Liuht-Browti Cod Liver Oil i» sold only in cap- •» 'mpirial alf-pinU, 2». 6d.; pints, 4s. 9d.; qunrtt, ihj Jy all chemists. Sole Consignees, An.'ar, Harford, S fir?- High Holborn. London. OACTIOH—Never "duced to purchase Infe.lor substitutes, frequently b. pulam dmlen. maoly f. the tak* M \1"
I A SLIGHT MISTAKE. I Gimme a whisky hot (hie) with a bit o' lemon (hie) in it, an' be sharp or I'll (hie) miss my train."
Novel Road Cycling Handicap. Under the laws and rules of the N.C.U., a road cycling handicap, distance about 25 miles, takes place on Saturday, July 2. Competitors must ride "Cambhtn" cycles, manufactured by Morris Bros., 57, Queen-street, Cardiff, and entries must be sent to them. The race is open to amateurs only, and prizes amounting in value to X18 will be awarded to the first six competitors. Messrs. Harris and West have been appointed handicappers, Mr. William Ashley fit arter, and Mr. George Thomas will officintess judge. The originators of the com- petition have decided not to make the course known until three days before the race, so that the chance of each competitor will be equalised as much as possible. Entries close on the 25th of June.
Lord John Manners, though still suffering from his attack of gout, was reported on Tuesday evening to be somewhat better. His lordship is confined to his bedroom. A CARD.—To all who are suffering from the erreri and inAiscretUns ef yauth, nerveus weakness, early decay, exhausted vitality, loss of vigour, itarrou* debility, io., I will send a prescription that will eure you free of charge. This great remedy was discovered by a Missionary ia Old Mexiso. Bend an addressed stamped envelope to the Rev..Jmri I. H out IS, Bloonukury Maasioa, B1 annubarj^Kiuare, I/eadea, W.O.
IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. HOUSE OF COMMONS. MONDAY. Jubilate! Someone has persuaded Mr. Smith at last that all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. This evening, after a mournful reference to the progress of public business, the First Lord of the Treasury admitted that members and officials of the House are suffering from exhaustion, and that the whole machine will probably work the better for a holiday. Hence the Boude will sit next Tuesday moining, and at its rising adjourn to the 6t.h of June. Mr. Smith seemed infected with the general good humour which visions of trips to the seaside and the country invoked, and smiled and smiled during question time as if there were no such thing as a Crimes Bill in existence. In the course of the questions Mr. Kddcliffe Cooke elicited from the War Secre- tary that volunteer sergeants will in future, after ten years' service, be permitted to retain their rank and sport their uniform as honorary mem- bers of their corps. The Postmaster.General had a poser addressed to him this evening. A private firm of printers at King's Cross has been underselling St. Martin's-le-Grand in the matter of postcards. Mr. Rankin wanted to know how it was done, and, if it could be done, why the Post- office could not do it. Mr. Raikes did not pretend to answer the conundrum, but he was certain the price of postcards could not be reduced while the present contract lasted. The notice paper next transported us to far-away South Africa. Mr. W. Redmond, fired with zeal in defence of the principles of eternal justice and the liberties of peoples, asked whether the Govern- ment had annexed Zululand. Sir Henry Holland said a sovereignty had been proclaimed over that country, and that the Zulus had assented. When Mr. Courtney got in the chair the voting of money for the Army went on merrily. There was a spirited little debate upon the vote for the Irish Office. The Irish members were a good deal in arrear with their grievances. They had to reproach the Chief Secretary for his continued absence from the Treasury Bench during question time, and to have it out" with the Government respecting the appointment of Colonel King- Harman to the Under Secretaryship. Mr. Balfour was emphatic in his reply, and showed by the notice paper of that day that the majority of the questions put by Irish members touched upon exclusively local matters, such as the accommoda- tion in the wings of a workhouse, the sanitary arrangements of a lunatic asylum, aud the hard- ships of a pupil teacher of a school. These were questions which he did not consider required any profound knowledge or transcendent ability to answer. The debute was continued by. among others, Mr. H. H. Fowler, who was called to order by Mr. Courtney for irrelevancy. and at midnight it seemed 1\3 if there was at least another hour's talk left in the Irish members. The House of Lords threw off its arittocralic languor to-night, and went to work in real earnest upon the Committee stage of the Land Bill. Good progress was made,and Clause 11 had been reached when the House rose. The most important discus- sion, however, will take place when the three new clauses added by the Government will be taken into consideration. TUESDAY. Mr. Smith had evidently been a guest at the wedding of Lord Cranborne this afternoon, for he took his seat on the Treasury Bench with the white satin bridal favour still adorning his coat. The hatchet was buried (or five minutes just before the Speaker left the chair, and a holy calm reigned over the theatre of controversial politics while Mr. W. H. Smith moved that, in celebration of the 50th year of her Majesty's reign, the House should attend St. Margaret's Church next Sunday. Members will assemble in West- wiinsier-hall, and, if the weather be fine, walk in procession through Palace Yard to the place of worship. Should the weather un- fortunately be wet, then the Commoners will take a short cut through the St. Stephen's entrance of Westminster Palace, and thence across the road to St. Margaret's. Mr. Gladstone, in half-a-dozen words, seconded the motion, and, notwithstanding the muttered and untimely croak from Mr. Healy about Jubilee coercion measure, the motion was carried. But it is no use crying Peace, peace," when there is no peace. Five minutes after membeis had harmoniously concluded to go to church together thoy were in eager controversy over Sir William Harcourt's amendment to the Crimes Bill. The House of Lords, being in no hurry to com- plete the Land Bill until the Commons have com- mitted themselves to a" measure for restoring law and order in Ireland," adjourned the considera- tion of the remaining clauses of their Bit! until after tho Whitsuntide recess, and quite a crowd of nobles were, therefore, able to make an evening can upon the Lower House. Sir W. Bar. court's amendment aimed at a considerable limita- tion of the scope of Clause 1. He wished the House to declare that no inquiry under the sec- tion should be held in respect of any matters relating to public meetings or transac- tions relating tothe letting,hiring,or occupation of land, or the dealing with, working for, or hiring of any persons in the ordinary course of trade, business, or occupation. The result of this shrink- age, had it been agreed to, would have been to givea free range and licence to Boycotting in those relations of life in which it is so efficacious an in- strument of intimidation. The Government, of course, would not listen to the proposal. Mr. Gladstone and Mr. Balfuur took part in the debate, and then the House almost emptied itself while the Nationalist members aited their views upon this uew phase of the question.
Pit-brow Women and the Mines Regulation Bill. On Tuesday a deputation of pit-brow women from Lancashire attended before the Home Sec- retary to protest against the proposed amendment of Mr. Burt and Mr. Atherley Jones to the Mines Regulation Bit!. The deputation included some 50 women, several of whom were attired in their pit costumes, in order that Mr. Matthews might per- sonally judge of the value of the statements which had been made as to the character of those costumes. Mr. JMACLAREN, M.P., introduced the deputation, urging that the equipment of the women was per- fectly modest and desirable in every way for their work. The deputation came from no less than nine different towns and villages in Lanca- shire, and was in no way got up by the owners of mines. Indeed, so great was the interest of the women in this ques- tion that many of them were paying their own expenses. The practical effect of the amendments to the Bill would be to prevent all women from working at the pits. Nothing was alleged against the women, Mr. Burt himself having stated that they were thoroughly honest and virtuous. They contended that the work of these pit-brow women was no harder than that of women in many other spheres—the mills, for instance. The pit women worked only eight and a half hours a day, while mill women had to work ten, and the work of the former was much the healthier of the two. There was no occasion whatever for the interference of the Legislature. Mrs. PABKB, mayoress of Wigan, said that, with regard to morality, the pit women were as pure and good as their sisters engaged in other work, and they had the testimony of many clergymen to that effect. The Rev. HARBY MITCHELL, a local clergyman, thought it disgraceful that these women should be dependent for their daily bread on the vote of the House of Commons or these brutal amendments. Several representative male miners supported the contention of the deputation, one stating, it answer to the Home Secretary, that both married and single women were employed at the pit brotr, though the latter predominated. Mrs. PAIUtE stated that the wages paid to these women varied from 9s. to 15s. weekly, and yet they had no grievance whatever, and were per- fectly contented so long as their liberty to work was not interfered with. Mr. CAVKNDISH-BKNTINCK presented two memo. rials from Cumbeiland in favour of tho objects of the deputation. Mr. HOOD (South Wales)—where women are also employed on pit brows—assured the Home Secre- tary that miners and women there both desired to enforce the contentions of the deputation. The other speakers were Mrs. Josephine Butler, Miss Muller, Lord Crawford, and Lord Fortescue (who attended as president of the Society for the Promotion of the Employment of Women). Mr. MATTHKWS said it gave him the greatest possible gratification to receive this deputation. His own instincts all along had been opposed to what had been called meddlina Government interference with full-grown people, who knew their own business best; and he also felt very strongly tho truth of what another speaker had said—that for them in London to attempt to decide what Lancashire girls should or should not do was a very unwise proceeding. Therefore, when he framed his Consolidated Code Bill he declined to interfere with the labour of women and girls ex- cept in the solitary case in which he prevented them from moving railway wagons. The only thing which would justify legislative interference with women who chose to undertake a certain class of work would be either that it was prejudicial to character or morals or else to health. The evidence he had heard that day for those persona Uy interested in the work and acquainted with the women undertaking it had satisfied him that this work was not open to either objection. The costume of the women looked rather Bulgarian than English, but it seemed to him, nevertheless, to be perfectly decent, respectable, and proper. The testimony born to the high clwracter and eminently praise- worthy industry of these pit-brow women was of the strongest, and, no far as his interest in the House of Commons went, he should resist both of these amendments. (Applause.) The deputation then thanked Mr. Matthews, and withdrew.
The National Lifeboat Institution. The consideration of a bequest of £10,000 to the Roval National Lifeboat Institution came before Mr. Justice Chitty on Tuesday morning. Mr. H. T. Kicliardson, of Pwllheli, who died in 1879, gave to the executors of his will £10,000 upon trust, to pay the same to the trustees of the Lifeboat Insti- tution, on condition that the institution should build two tubular lifeboats similar to the one for- merly stationed at New Brighton, and maintain the same at Deal and Pwllheli, the two boats to be named after the testator's father and mother; but if the institution should refuse to do so, the money was 10 be equally divided between the Female Rafuge and the Reformatory and the Royal Hospi- tal for Incurables. Mr. Justice Chitty held that the Royal National Lifeboat Institution was entitled to have the £10,000 transferred to them, and that the condition was in the nature of a trust.
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The Evacuation of Egypt. The Standard has received from a well-informed correspondent the following interesting details I respecting the negotiations for the evacuation of Egypt:—It has been agreed between England and I Turkey that the evacuation of Egypt shall take place at the expiration of three years but it must be understood that the evacuation is subordinate to the fulfilment of certain conditions insisted upon by England. These are principally con- nected with the command of the Egyptian Army, which must be officered in such a way as to ensure efficiency and security. This, it is expected, will be arrived at by dividing the command between officers of English and of Turkish nationality in a given proportion. According to news which has reached Vienna, among the points agreed upon are the following —Neutralisation and free passage through the Canal in time of peace as in time of war. The English troops shall evacuate Egypt within the lapse of three years. The English officers com- manding in Egypt will remain two years longer. All the Powers shall be invited to give their adhesion to the principles of an international character raised by this Convention, and to sign an Act guaranteeing the inviolability of Egyptian territory, except in the case of disorder or of a foreign intervention after the evacuation. In this latter case the English and Ottoman troops will have the right to interfere, collectively or separately.
Professor Tyndall on Mr. Gladstone. In the course of an article in the St.James's Gazette, entitled "Reminiscences and Reflections," Pro- fessor Tyndatt says:—" Mr. Parnell had the respect of many of us prior to his junction with Mr. Gladstone; but that arch-quibbler appears to have developed in the Irish leader a shiftiness and double-facedneas not natural to the man. Would that he could permit our respect for him to return by clearing himself before a proper tribunal of the charges of murderous duplicity made against him by the T,mes. It has been conclusively shown by this journal that when Mr. Gladstone tries to screen Mr. Parnell from the fierce light of the law court he is in reality trying to screen himself. He needs screening more than his colleague needs it. It is not a time to speak with bated breath of Mr. Gladstone. When he sent forth the famous manifesto by which he hoped to sow discord be<ween the classes and the masses of his fellow- couutrymen I heard his conduct described as wicked' and himself as 'a profligate dema- gogue' by some of the most robust scientific Liberals in England. Every day now added to his public life only confirms the diagnosis. It is hard to speak of him in measured language when one thinks of the well-nigh irreparable mischief he has done. But he is honest,' it will be pleaded. Alas so much the worse for us. Do those who use this phrase until it has become mere cant ever reflect on what it means ? It means that Mr. Gladstone has the enviable power of persuading himself that he is divinely right when he is most dangerously wrong. In other words, it means that he is not endowed with the caparity of distinguishing between right and wrong. The tendency to self-delusion, which was so trenchantly referred to by the late Mr. Forster in the House of Commons, is, as the philo- sophers would put it, organically registeted in his constitution. There is a watery way of saying that at his birth, or before it, the Power that made him wrote upon his brain, 'Given over to strong delusion that he should believe a lie.' This Is a hard saying, but not more hard than the fnct that some men are born mad. Mr Gladstone's recent do not yield the data for a lirppy recent Inbuurs do not yield the daln. for Q, happy forecast. They point to a sanguinary future. If this is to be averted, Liberal Unionists, both in and out of Parliament, must brace themselves for the work before them. It. is not the task of a day or of a year, or even of the life- time of Mr. Gladstone. Of him it may be emphati- cally said that the evil he has done will live after him. Strong arms, steadfast wills, and patient labour will be necessary to re-set the foundation-stones that ho has so ruthlesslv dis- turbed."
Visit of Mr. Gladstone to Swansea. It is stated that the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M.P., has accepted the invitation of Sit Hussey Vivian to spend the latter portion of the Whitsun recess at Singleton, Swansea. The affection of the vocal chord from which the right hon. gentleman still suffers will probably render it impossible for him to address any great public meeting. A meeting of the Swansea Public Library Com- mittee was summoned on Monday evening. Mr. E. Hartland presided, and moved that the right hon. gentleman be invited to open the new build- ing during his stay. Mr. Hort Huxhatn seconded, and the resolution was unanimously carried. The Gløb saysIt is very sad! Mr Gladstone is still suffering from that affection of the vocal chord which has latterly given him so much trouble. In consequence the right hon. gentleman will be unable toiddi-ess any great public meeting in the Whitsuntide recess. Something may be done, however, in the way of quiet propaganda; so he will go down to Singleton presently to con- firm the feeble knees of his new convert, Sir Hussey Vivian.
The Prince of Wales's Daughter's. A Suitor from Russia. The World says:—The Grand Duke Michel Miclialloviteli of Russia, who arrived in London last Wednesday, is supposed to have come to England in the character of a possible suitor for the hand of one of the daughters of the Prince and Princess of Wales. The Grand Duke, who was born in 1861, is a first cousin of the Czar, being the second of the six sons of the Grand Duke Michel Nicol--ii6vitcli, and his mother is the youngest daughter of the late Grand Duke of Baden, and, therefore, sister of the reigning Grand Duke, and of the Duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. The Grand Duke Michel's only sister is married to the Here- ditary Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin.
The Tories and the Oaths Bill. Lord Randolph Churchill has written a long letter to the Vicar of Lambeth respecting the attitude of the Conservatives towards the Oaths Bill. The Bill now before the House gives to members, he says, the option either of making an affirmation or of taking and subscribing the oath. Under these circumstances, he does not see how the Bill can be with propriety opposed by those who took action adverse to Mr. Bradlaugh in 1880 and the succeeding years. "The Parliamentary opposition to him was based upon the profanation of the oath arising from its being taken by a person notoriously without religious belief. This Bill, if passed, puts an end to such profanation." His lordships adds: I am strongly of opinion that the hands of those who, like myself, were identified with opposition to Mr. Bradlaugh in a former Parliament are tied. Should we oppose and defeat the Bill we by no means exclude Mr. Bradlaugh from Parliament; all we do is that we provide that the onth shall be continually pro- faned whenever Mr. Bradlaugh or persons of similar opinions are elected as members of the House of Commons. By supporting and passing the Bill, on the other hand, we secure that the Parliamentary oath in the future will in all pro- bability only be taken by those who believe in and who revere its effective solemnity."
Pilotage Grievances. The Observer says:—The question of pilotage, on which Sir Thomas Farrer has addressed more than one letter of fervent protest to the Timet, is, no doubt, an important one; but whether the pro- posed legislation can or cannot be shown to be a breach of the Free Trade principle seems to us to be absolutely immaterial. The question is not on of principle at all, hut one of practice. It is asserted by the advocates of the Bill now before Parliament that the only way to secure efficient pilots is to make the rules of their service more rigorous, while its opponents declare that this is merely a dodge to exclude foreign sailors from obtaining English certificates of competency. The persons mainly affected are the shipowners, and we have not heard from them any protest against the measure. They have no interest in assisting legislation the effect of which must be either to diminish the supply or increase the cost, or deteriorate the competency of the pilots. As the shipowners are by no means an inarticulate body, but perfectly— in fact, unusually—competent to make themselves heard, we may assume that if they do not raise any objection ttify do not regard the Bill as the dreadful and insidious thing that Sir Thomas Farrer would have us believe it to be. In regard to the conflict of opinion between them and Sir Thomas Farrer, we shall therefore make bold to suppose that they are the best judges.
The Imprisonment of the Rev. J. Bell-Cox. At a largely-attended meeting of the Executive Council of the Church of England Working Men's Society, held in London on Saturday evening, the case of the Rev. J. Bell-Cox was discussed. It was reported that the society had held upwards of a hundred meetings, at which resolutions ot sym- pathy with the rev. gentleman and condemning his imprisonment were passed. A letter was read from Mr. Cox, in which he expressed a sincere hope that they might be spared the ill results which would follow any harsh words or strong condem- nation of those who were opposed to them. A spirit of meekness would do more than anything to win over their opponents.
Indisposition of Lord Dunraven The u Press Association is informed that Lord Dunraven, owing to illness, Was unable to take part in the debate on the Irish Land Bill. His lordship has been confined to his residence for ten days by a feverish attack, but not of a serious character.
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THE QUEEN'S JUBILEE. I A Special Bank Holiday. I The London Gazette of Tuesday night contains a Royal proclamation ordering Tuesday, the 21st of June, to be observed as a Bank Holiday. The Swansea Freemasons and the Jubilee. An important meeting of Freemasons was held on Wednesday evening at Swansea, when the question of a Masonic celebration of the Queen's Jubilee was discussed at some length. It was de- cided that a suitable celebration would bo the erection in some public spot of a high column of black polished marble, suitably inscribed. The question of the location of the column was a matter of considerable difficulty, and all the arrange- ments were postponed pending communica- tions with the authorities upon this point. The committee will receive considerable assistance from the offer of Mr. Burr to supply the marble from his marble quarries. The celebration of the day will include a procession of the three lodges to church, where the sermon will be preached by the Rev. Dr. Walters, an old and prominent Mason a grand banquet, &c. Carmarthenshire and the Imperial Institute. A meeting of the Central Committee for the County of Carmarthen was held at the Shire-hall, Carmarthen, on Wednesday, for the purpose of receiving the accounts of the subscriptions to the Imperial Institute. There were present The Lord-Lieutenant (ERrl Cawdor), the Mayor of Car- marthen, and Mr. T. Joaes, Llandovery. The sub- scriptions already received amount to £212 6s. 8d. A Dinner for the Paupers of Nanty- glo and Blaina. A meeting of the principal gentlemen, officials tradesmen, and others of Nantygloand Blaina was held at the Board Schools, Blaina, on Tuesday night last, under the presidency of the Rev. Howell Howell, rector of Aberystruth.—The President, in opening the meeting, said it was convened by cir- cular from Mr. Dakers, on behalf of the guardians of the parish of Aberyatruth, who thought it desi- rable to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee by giving a dinner to the paupers of Nantyglo and Blaina, numbering about 800 persons, including women and children, and they were met to consider the ways and means of carrying out the suggestion.— Mr. Dakerssupported the suggestion,and said he was prepared to give £10 towards the expenses.—Mr. Soper expressed a wish that it be further extended by adding a display of fireworks and other amuse- ments, which were not often seen in Blaina.— Much discussion followed in reference to the date of celebration, inasmuch as the Sunday Schools are to have their annual demonstration on Jubilee Day. The question of stopping the works was another serious consideration. It was, however, decided that the Sunday Schools be requested to postpone their demonstration to a later dale.— Upon the proposition of Mr. G. R. Harris, seconded by Mr. Caleb Lewis, it was unanimously resolved that the Queen's Jubilee be celebrated by giving a dinner to the paupers of Nantyglo and Blaina, and a display of fireworks and other amusements in addition free to the working classes of the district. Subscriptions were promised to the amount of was resolved, upon the suggestion of Mr. Soper, that a paid person be appointed to canvass the district for subscriptions.—Mr. Caleb Lewis was appointed secretaiy, and Mr. Dakers treasurer, together with a committee, who will again meet next week to arrange matters.—A vote of thanks to the chairman brought the meeting to a close. Cardiff. The Cardiff Jubilee Festivities Committee met at the Town-hall on Monday evening. Mr. Councillor Trounce presided. The tender of Mr. Hopkins, of Bristol, for decorations, was accepted, and Coun- cillor Price and Mr. Lock were requested to see Mr. Hopkins, and arrange matters. In regard to bands it was stated that Captain Thornley and Mr. Hemingway would consent to the Sub-Marine Engineer!! and police bands giving their services gratuitously. Additional subscriptions were reported, and various matters of detail concerned with the festivities were considered, and satis- factory progress made.—The Mayor generously intimated his willingness to contribute £100 towards providing the Friendly Societies with banners and bands. It was understood that the Marquess of Bute would probably attend to fortrJllIIyopen the Roatli Dock on Monday, June 22. His worship the Mayor has received an invi- tation from the Lord Chamberlain to attend the Jubilee Thanksgiving Service at Westminster Abbey on June 21. A meeting of the Cardiff Sunday Schools Cele- bration Committee was held in the Town-hall, Cardiff, on Tuesday evening, in order to receive a report from the Executive Com- mitte and to consider the details in con- nection with the Jubilee festivity of the Sunday Schools. The Rev. C. J. Thompson occupied the chair, and there was a good attendance.—Mr. F. J. Beavan, in reading the report, stated that Lord Bute had kindly promised to let them have the Cathays Park for the children's treat, and also that they had decided to arrange three entrances to the park for the admission of the children. A platform would be erected in the centre of the park, from which the mayor and other gentlemen would address the assembly, and around which the children would be arranged. The com- mittee had further, he stated, decided to allow all games to be played in the park except kiss-in-the-ring.— The Chairman announced that the mayor had almost promised to give a medal to each of the children partaking in the ceremony, which would be specially struck for the occasion.—Up to the present time 80 Sunday Schools, representing 21,000 scholars, have promised to take part in the proceedings. The scholars will march from their respective schools direct to the park, and will not, as is generally understood, procession round the town. On Tuesday afternoon an informal meeting of pilots and otheis interested in shipping matters was held at the Docks for the purpose of promo- ting a pilot boat regatta, to be held during the Jubilee week. It was proposed to have three races, the first to be open to pilot boats of the Bristol Channel of over 35ft. keel, the other races to be competed for by second and third class boats belonging to the port of Cardiff. Mr. Berkley, a Cardiff pilot, who was present, and who has taken considerable interest in previous regattas, promised his assistance, and it was ulti- mately decided to formulate a scheme to be sub- mitted to a future meeting, to be held at an early date. The Marquess of Bute has generously offered to contribute twenty guineas towards the expenses of the regatta to be held on the Taff on the 21st of June, under the auspices of the members of the old Cardiff Rowing Club. Merthyr. A special meeting of the Merthyr Chamber of Trade was held on Tuesday evenmg, under the presidency of Mr. Peter Williams, for the purpose of considering whether there should be Any local celebration of the Queen's Jubilee.—The Chairman said that, although he took it they were all loyal subjects, yet some of them might, perhaps, think that too much was made of this Jubilee. (" Hear, hear," from Mr. David Davies, of the Glebeland.) Some of them could not exactly see what impor- tant part her Majesty had personally taken in the progress of the nation during the last SO years socially, politically, or commercially, but that, of course, was a matter upon which each person hnd a right to his own private opinion.—Mr. Frank James, having pointed out the vast reforms which had been accomplished in the course of the past half century, moved that the chamber was desirous of promoting the celebration of her Majesty's Jubilee.—The motion was seconded by Mr. Francis Davies, and pup- ported by Mr. David Williams, of the Tnff Vale Brewery.—Mr. John Jenkins moved as an amend- ment that the chamber take no steps in the matter, urging that the Queen had done nothing towards securing the reforms to which Mr. James had re- ferred, and that. having regard to the poverty and distress existing throughout the country, it would be a waste of money to spend anything on a mere transient commemoration.—Mr. D. Davies seconded the amendment.—Mr. D. J. Rowlands, an avowed Radical, spoke in support of the motion, saying that her Majesty had always shown herself to be a constitutional monarch.—Mr. W. Smyth, J.P.,and Mr. E. Lawrance followed on the same side.—The proposition was carried with only two dissentients—Several suggestions were put for- ward as to the form which the celebration should take, and eventually it was agreed, upon the motion of Mr. Frank James, seconded by Mr. W. Smyth, that a committee be appointed to prepare "programme. to be submitted to a meeting to be eld on Tuesday next. Ystrad Mvnach. It has been decided to feast 500 persons at Ystrad Mynnch, the district to include Penylan on the Bedwns side, and down to Ty'nygraig and up to Tonteilwr, Cefn Llwyna, and Bedlwyn on the Llanfabon and Gplligaer sides, the festivities to be held on June 20. A dinner will be given at one o'clock, and a tea in the afternoon at five o'clock. There will be a miscellaneous concert in the evening at seven o'clock, followed by a display of fireworks, the whole to take place in the grounds on the north side of Ystrad Mynach Mansion. Caerleon. An enthusiastic meeting was held at Marshfield Schoolroom on Friday evening for the purpose of deciding the mode of the local Jubilee rejoicings. Sir George Walker, Bart., presided, and was sup- ported by the vicar, Mr. Thomas Beynon, and Mr. Evans, Llanarthen. The leading families of the neighbourhood were represented, and there was a goodly gathering of parishioners generally. The Hon. Lady Walker delivered a stirring address, which elicited much enthusiasm. It was then decided by acclamation to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee by a holiday on the 28th of June. The pro- ceedings will commence with a service at Marsh- field church, when Handel's "Zadoc the Priest" and "The Hallelujah Chorus" will be rendered by a choir of about 60 voices with full orchestral accompaniment. After this there will be a lun- cheon, followed by a tea and field sports, the day's festivities concluding with a grand display of fireworks. The best thanks of the meeting were accorded to Mr. T. Beynon for his promise to bear the expense of providing a band of music. Llandilo. At a public meeting held at the Town-hall on Monday evening, and convened by the chairman of the Local Board (Major Thomas) for the purpose of considering how the inhabitants should com- memorate the Jubilee in conjunction-with the Sunday School demonstration, it was resolved, on the motion of Mr. Lewis Bishop, seconded by the chief-constable (Captain W. Philippe), that athletic sports be held, and a committee was appointed to carry out arrangements. Mr. C. G. Phillips was elected secretary, and Mr. John Hughes, Bank, treasurer. Llanelly. The amount collected by Dafen, Llanelly, towards the Women's Jubilee Offering has been £ 7 16s. 5d. Mrs. Maclaran has acted as treasurer. Interesting Incidents. The Queen received on Monday afternoon at Windsor Castle deputations from the municipality of Edinburgh, the London and Edinburgh Univers- ities, the English Presoyterians, the Society of Friends, and vaxious Nonconformist bodies, whose representatives went to the palace for the purpose of presenting addresses to her Majesty. Earl Granville, Mr. John Bright and other gentle- men accompanied the deputations. Her Majesty received the deputations at three o'clock, and made gracious replies to the addresses presented to her. Mr. John Bright, introducing the representatives of the Society of Friends to her Majesty, said that al- though they were numerically but a small body in this country, there was no class who would more fer- vently hope and pray that her reign might prove happy and prosperous. Her Majesty was informed that Mr. William Allen, a relative of Mr. Trafford Allen, who was present at the audience, had been a friend of the late Duke of Kent, the Queens father, and that Mr. Martineau, another gentle- man, had had the honour of presenting addresses to her Majesty upon the occasions of her accession and coronation. ——— The Irish Nationalists. It is reported in Dublin that a convention of delegates of twenty-four branches of the National League was held at Bnllinasloe, County Galwav, on Sunday, when a resolution was passed pledging members to keep the Queen's Jubilee Day as a day of national mourning, and calling on all true Nationalists to wear crape on that day.
Swansea Town Council. The quarterly meeting of the Swansea Town Council was held on Wednesday, Mr. P. A. Yeo, M.P., mayor, presiding. There were also present Aldermen E. R. Daniel, Thomas Freeman, Jairie.F Jones, John iowi-, and L. Tulloch; Councillors K D. Burnie, H. A. Chapman, A. Francis, C. Jatne.«. W. Lewis, A. Mason, H. Maliphant, R. Martin, J. A. Rawling!R, W. Richards, W. J. Rees (ex-mayor), F, Rocke, Morgan Tutton, D. Thomas, W. Thomas, and W. Williams. THE DEATH OF ALDERMAN GLASBBOOK. The MAYOR referred in appropriate terms to t',( great loss the council had sustained since its lisi sitting by the death of the late Alderman (ilasbrook and moved a vote of condolence with his family. Alderman DANIEL seconded and Mr. W. THoMM supported the resolution, which was carried unum mouslv. NEW MAOlSTJiATKS.—RADICAL OBJECTIONS. A communication was received from the Lor.1 Chancellor stating that the names of the following gentlemen had been submitted to him as those,, fit and proper persons to be appointed to tli. commission of the peace for the borough, and tit;, his lordship proposed to appoint those genileme> accordingly, subject to any observations of th Town G>uncil which mij>ht, in his opinioi require his considemtion :—Messrs. Albert Ma^oi William Williams,William Stone,and Robert Cappet Dr. John Evans, and Mr. Thomas Glasbrool (Norton Houm-). Mr. BURNlB rose, and was about to object to tlx list, when The MAYOR pointed out that he understood wh- was likely to be said, but he thought it, was haw worth while, considering their previous exp. rience. Mr. BURNIB said he thought it was their dul tc show that they disapproved of the method o election. The system adopted was most objec- tionable. Mr. James Jones, Mr. Francis, and Mr. Freeirnt having spoken in support of Mr. Burnio's remarks The MAYOR said the gentlemen named WT I those the Lord Chancellor proposed to appoiiv There could be no doubt about that, and unle- they had some very grave objection to offer t the names it would be unde-irable to oppose then The consideration of the names was adjourned till Thursday next. APPOINTMENT OF TOWN CKIER. William Nichols, dairyman, of Swansea, w i- appointed to the post of town crier. BREACHES OF BUILDING BY-LAWS. Mr. FBKEMAN moved the adoption of the Works and Sanitary Committee's minutes. The com mittee again recommended that legal proceeding.- be withheld in all cases where the offence coir mitted against building by-laws would not be ai offence under the proposed alterations to th091 by-laws. This motion was adopted. TRAMWAT PASSING-PLACKS. Mr. W. RICHARDS moved the minutes of th. Streets Committee, which stated that Mr. A..1 Lambert and Mr. D. F. Sugrue attended the com- inittiee oil behalf of the Tramway Company, a" the question of additional passing-places was con sidered. The company ItbHndoned one or two 01 those proposed, and with regard to the others pro posed to do certain work on condition that the corporation found the material. The other condi tiona referred to in the committee's minutes the company agreed to, acd requested that the tiin,- for the complel ion of the works be extended to the 251 h of March, 1888. The minutes having been seconded by Mr. MASON, The MAYOR soid the committee had instructed the surveyor to prepare plans and estimates of the proposed cost. Then probably a further interview would take place with the Tramway Company, and the matter would again come before the council. THE HRALTH OF THE BOROOGH. Mr. FREEMAN moved the minutes of the Works and Sanitary Committee. The minutes contained the report of the medical officer of health, from which we extract the following particulars:- During the quarter ending lfarch 31 599 births were registered, and 481 death. occurred within your district. The deaths were, therefore. 90 above the average of the Corresponding quarter of the preceding five years, and equal to an Annllal rate of 25-5 per 1,000 over the whole borough. The 481 deaths included 112 of infants under one year, and infant morlalitv, measured by the propor- tion of such deaths to births registered, was equal to 187 per 1,000; whilst of the total deaths, 244, or more than half, occurred in children m-der five years of age. The principal features in this heavy mortality among children were diseases of the organs of re- spiration, and measles and whooping cough. Dealbs above 60 years of age were 89 in number, and of these 29 were between TO and 80,17 betwee' I Oand 90. and one above 90 years of age. Birihs.—The births of 699 children were registered—308 males and tS1 females. The an nnal birth-rate for the quarter was 31'8 per 1,000, and the natural increase of the district,or excess of births overdeaths, was 118. NEW FREE LIBRARY BUILDINGS-SCIBNCE AND ART DEPARTMENT. The Town-Clerk reported that the Government contribution of £1,000 in aid of the science and art department of the new Free Library Buildings had been received, and paid over to the borough treasurer. Plans showing the fittings in the science and art department were submitted, and the town-clerk was directed to forwaid the same to the authorities at South Kensington and to request a grant in aid thereof. THE SHORTNESS OF WATER. The Ex-MAYOR moved the minutes of the Water and Sewers Committee, as follows:- The borough surveyor's report upon the present storage of water for the supply of the borough was received, and he was instructed to arrange with Messrs. Cory, Yeo, and Co., upon the terms mentioned in his report, for the utilisation of the water from the Velindre Pit. He was also authorised to obtain a centrifugal pumping appa- ratus, at a cost of 245, in connection with the supply from the Lliw Reservoir, and to arrange with Messrs. Baldry and Yerburg to supply the motive power to the pump at a cost not exceeding two guineas per day. The ex-Mayor said it was not desirable to enlarge in public upon the state of the water supply in consequence of the recent drought, but he wished to say that there was no need to appre- hend any danger of being without water for some time to come. The Velindre engine was pumping 800,000 gallons per day, and the quantity could be increased if necessary. The centrifugal pump would commence working that day, throwing up three or four million gallons per dny if required. These two sources, added to the supply, would be sufficient for the borough for some time. After some discussion the minutes were adopted THE MAYOR'S SALARY. The MAYOR brought forward the resolution passed at a meeting of the council in committee on Wednesday. the 25th of April-" That the sum of L250 be added to the sal iry of the mayor for the present year," and moved that it be confirmed. He explained that it was his desire that the town of Swansea should act in a creditable manner in connection with this celebration, but, personally, it did not matter to him whether they gave a penny. Mr. FRANCIS seconded. Mr. TULLOCH moved an amendment that the increase bedESOO instead of £250, and declared that that was the leant they should think of devoting to the purpose if they wished to stand side by side with neighbouring towns. Mr. W. LEWIS seconded, and after some dis- cussion. The MAYOR asked them to accept his assurance that. the corporation should form part of the com- mittee which would have the dispensation of the funds, and should decide whether the whole of the money should be expended or not. The amendment was carried with only four dissentients.
Permitting Drunkenness on Licensed Premises at Cardiff. At Cardiff Police-court on Wednesday morning (before Dr. H. J. Paine and Messrs. W. Sanders and P. Price), Richard Whitehead was summoned by the police for permitting drunkenness on his licensed premises, the Thatched House, on tlie 14th of May hist.—Mr. David (from the office of Mr. T. H. Stephens) defended.-Police-Constable PhiUips stated that on Saturday night he visited the Thatched House, and there discovered four men, who were drunk.—Corroborative evidence by Inspector Tamblyo having been given, Mr. David addressed the bench for the defen- dant, and contended that the men, though not Suite sober, were yet not in a drunken condition. in a Saturday night the house was frequented by labourers, and though the landlord endeavoured to keep order, he had tlie greatest difficulty in doing so.—Chief-Constable Hemingway stated that he had previously cautioned defendant for a similar offence.—The Bench said they had no doubt the offence had been committed, and fined defendant I LS and costs, and ordered his licence to be en- dorsed.
Labour Representation in the Cardiff Town Council. A meeting of working men ratepayers of Cardiff was held at the Roath Public-hall, Cardiff, on Tuesday evening, for the purpose of con- sidering the question of obtaining labour representation in the Cardiff Town Council. Mr. Ebenezer Beavan occupied the chair, and amongst those present were—Messrs. Henry Jones, J. Munn. T. Callnglmn, and E. F. Kennard (a labour candidate selected by tit" Working Men's Radical and Liberal Reform Associations).—The Chair- man, in opening the proceedings, said he was in perfectsympathy with thepurpose for which they were called together. He thought the democracy should have greater power in School Board, paro- chial, municipal, and Imperial elections. In furthering that object he said they intended working in perfect- harmony with the Liberal Five Hundred of ClI.raJlf,- Mr, Russell then proposed a resolution to the effect that it was desirable, in the interests of the working classes, that labour should be mnre directly represented in the Cardiff Town Council.—Mr. A. Llewellyn seconded the resolution, and said there was one member for Cardiff Town Council.—Mr. A. Llewellyn seconded the resolution, and said there was one member for Roath who had promised to protest against any money being taken from the rates for the purpose of celebrating the Queen's Jubilee. He had not carried out his promise, and they intended to supplant him.—Mr. Henry Jones and Mr. Kennard supported the resolution, which was agreed to.—Mr. Munn proposed a resolution to the effect tint Mr. Kennard be adopted as a candidate, subject to his being approved of by the Roath Kxecutive of the Liberal Association.—Mr. Tapp seconded this, and it was also agreed to.-A vote of thanks to the chairman terminated the pro- ceedings.
Cardiff Sunday School Union The annual distribution of prizes to the successful scholars associated with the Cardiff Sunday School Union took place at the Lecture-hall of the Young Men's Christian Association, St. Mary-street, on Tuesday evening. The President of the Union (Mr. Robert; Bird) was in the chair, and he was supported on the platform by the Revs. Garmon Roberts and A. Tilly, and Messrs. Charles Hughes and Geo. Hughes (joint secretaries of the union). The Lecture-hall was well filled, a large proportion of the audience naturally being formed of juvenile scholars. The Rev. A. Tilly, in addressing the meeting, pointed nut that the School Board did not consider it within the province of its work to provide religious teaching. That task was left to the Sun- day Schools and to the various Churches and ministers. True, the Bible was read in the Board Schools, and last year a gentleman had kindly given prizes for Scriptural knowledge. Nevertheless religious te-iciiing was rightly ieemed outside the objects of the School linard.—The Rev. Gannon Roberts and Mr. George Hughes having addressed the meeting, Mr. Charles Hughes read the annual report, and subsequently L>rizes Were awarded, as 4^wn in the list sub- joined— LIST OF PRTZK-WINNERS. Senior Division: 1st prize, Ada liidler CSO marks), Charles-street School; 2nd, I). W. Roberts (87), Cliarles- et School. Lpptr MtddltS (tau: lit prize, Ethd ^wau (96), Bethany *ch"ol 2nd, John Edwards (84;, • ethany School. Lower If,ddle: 1st, Jessie Francis (97). ''■'ulegari ille; 2nd. Hohert Ambrose (9 ), Tredegwrville; i i, Kdith MKHga (92 i.Tredegai ville. Jvior Division 1st, i. Fow,ll -93,. 2nd, Alfrtd J Fiancis (90), alt-rn, Splotlands 3rd, Gwen. Ambrose \831, Tredegar- i le. Two hundred and sixteen paperl had been pre- fixed, 28 fit the Senior Division, of wiiioli ten had cured first class certificates ami eleven while Ten failed. There had been 24 candidates in the r|per Middle Division, of-which IIlImr fourteen b&O iied; 68 in the Lower Middle, 43 of whom had been uccesslul; and 96 in the Junior, of whom only twelve lad failed. -Votes of thanks to the examiners, the Revs. iarmon Robe its, Lloyd Williams, and Thomaa vies, and Mr. Bird for presiding terminated the • i ,.eeJings.
The Alleged Outrage at Tredegar. On Tuesday, at Tredegar Police-court (before Mr. A. Brown and the Rev. J. Griffiths), James Uadley, a travelling draper, from Brynmawr, was iiarged with attempting to commit a felonious 4fatilt on Margaret Hopkins, agnd 11, at Vale- -ri-Ree, Tredegar, on the HIlt inst. Captain "Irker (superintendent of police) prosecuted, and Mr. J. Plews (Merthyr) defended.—Margaret rIo|)kins, the complainant, stated that defendant ■f me to her parents' liou-e on the day named, and -he paid him Is. and gave him the bill to enter it. Vitness then went. on to state that defendant put is pack and bocks on the table, and afterwards •ommitted the a-sault complained of.-By Mr. "jews: There are houses on each fide of our house. I'hn amount due to Mr. Bradley on that day was t'3 4s. 7d. He was in the house from a quarter to ,ilf an liour.xir. W. F. Fullam, assistant, to Mr. :>rown, gave it as his opinion that the child had >een tnmpered with, but there were no marks of violence. He examined her at 1.30 on the day of lie alleged assault.—Defendant Wlt placed in the oox, and swore thnt he did nothing to the girl, ind a man named Corbetf, a travelling dr"per. leposed to seeing defendant gling into the house .nd coming out agnin. He wail not. in there three ■ Minutes.—The Bench said they oould not take any it her course than commit him for trial- Bail was allowed, defendant himself in £100, and two sureties of S100 e;tcii.
Shocking Accident at the Ocean Colliery, Garw Valley. Two Men Killed and One Seriously Injured. A shocking accident occurred earlv on Tuesday morning at the Ocean Colliery, Blaengarw. Three men were engaged in lipping, when a large stone fdl upon the III and killed two of the men on the spot, namely, William Roberts, of Alexandria- road, Pontycymmer, and John Griffiths, who, we hear, came to the valley from the Rhondda. The other man, Richard Davies, who also rtsides nt Alexandria-road, nnd who is a prominent irember of the Methodist Connexion in the valley, was seriously injured, and is now lying in a critical condition.
Sad Accident at the Celynen Colliery. A serious accident occurred on Tuesday after- noon at the Cilynen Colliery to a man named Thomas Hall, who holds the position of a fireman. It nppears that Hall was on the main road whilst a journey was passing, and was by some means struck by the donkey-rope, thrown, and severely crushed underneath a tram, receiving such injury that at present his life is despaired of.
Arrest of Supposed Coiners" near Newport. Three men, who are supposed to be Birmingham "cotners." were arrested on Tuesday evening by Poiice-Constabte James, of the Monmouthshire constabulary, at. Penhow. They had, it appears, been about the neighbourhood for some little while, but had been well looked after by the police. man, who made an excellent hit in capturing them. They hnd in their possession a horse and cart from Cardiff, and cn being searched several false sovereigns and about L4 worth of light half- crowns were found in their possession. One of them gave his address at Birmingham. At Newport on Wednesday (before Mr. E. J. Grice) three respectably-dreosed young men, giving the names of William Jones, James Gibson, and Thomas Hopkins, aged about 20, were charged with attempting to utter and with actually uttering counterfeit coins at Mllgor on Tuesday. Police-Constable James proved the arrest of the men at Penhow. He found that they had passed two counterfeit sovereigns in the neighbourhood—one at the Croswen Inn and the other at the Rising Sun. He followed them in a trnp, and found them in the Royal Oak Hotel, where they had a horse and trap from Cardiff. In their possession were found five counterfeit sove- reigns and a quantity of counterfeit silver repre- senting 14. They had Z6 in genuine money. The magistrate remanded them till to-day (Saturday).
Breach of Colliery Rules At Mountain Ash. At Aberdare Police-court on Tuesday David Davies, a collier, engnged at the Lower Pit, Cwm- pennar, was summoned for committing a breach of one of the general rules.—Mr. Kenshole, who appeared to prosecute on behalf of the Powell Dyffrvn Company, said that the defendant was charged with getting into a cage in which there were already the full complement of ten persons. This was the first case of the kind that bad been brought before the bench, and since the summons had been taken out a deputation representing the men employed in the colliery had waited upon the manager and promised that in future the rule should be rigidly observed Under these circum- stances the company had agreed to withdraw these proceedings, subject to the approval of the justices. —Tlte Bench assented, and the prosecution termi- nated.
Cardiff Harlequins Football and Athletic Club. The fourth athletic meeting of the Cardiff Harle- quins Football and Athletic Club will be held on Saturday, June 4, at the club ground, Penarth-road. Members of the Cardiff Cricket, Cardiff Football, Cardiff Cyclist, and Cardiff Harlequins Clubs form the committee of management, and under their superintendence an attractive programme has been arranged. Open events include 120, 130, and 440 yards and one mile fiat handicaps, 220 yards boys' race, one mile and three miles bicycle handicaps, and a competition to throwers of the cricket boll. Two club eventa have been also arranged, consisting of 120 yards and half mile ARt handicaps. Mr. C. Herbert, A.A.A., has been selected handicapper for the open eventa, and Messrs. W. H. Treatt and E. Williams for the club events. Entries for the competitions close on Friday, May 27, and should be sent to Mr. A. J. Davies, bon. sec., 22, Windsor-road, Cardiff.
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Proposed Hunt Races For Newport. A meeting was held at the King's Head Hotel, Newport, on Tuesday afternoon, to take into con- sideration the desirability of establishing a race meeting in connection with the Llangibbv and Tredegar Hunts. Lord Tredegar wns in the chair, and there were also present:—Sir Arthur Mackworth, the mayor (MI. G. Hoskins), Colonel Lyne, Colonel Justice, Mr. E. J. Grice, Mr. Arthur Evans, Mr. J. W. Joneq, Captain S. G. Homfray Mr. Addams-Williams, Mr. Gepn. Mr. A. Pope, Mr Strick, Dr. Moynan, Mr. Herbert (The Mardy) Mr. W. Collett, Mr. Gritton, Mr. Dean, Mr. Box, and some others. Mr. James Rowe and Mr. H. D. Yorath acted as hon. secretaries. Lord THKDKGAE, in opening the proceedings, said he was there to take the chair that day because he read in the circular conven- ing the meeting that a general desire had been expressed that there should be a race meeting in connection with the Llangibby and Tredegar Hunts. Taking it for granted that that was true, he was willing to use any influence he had in support of such a meeting. He should have liked to have seen a lareer attendance on that occasion, because every individual would tend to promote such a gnthering. The meeting, however, was a thoroughly representative one. It was representa- tive of all classes, all interests, and all amusements. They had the mayor with them, and he had to thank that gentleman for attending, as representing the interest of the mayor and corporation of the town, and for taking an interest in any little sporting event which would be suggested. They had the commercial and the sporting interest besides. There was in the minds of some people a certain amount of objection to race meetings, which brought together a great many people who, to say the least, were of very indifferent character, and brought into the town very objection- able individuals. But the meeting proposed was entirely different from anything of that kind. It was purely a hunt meeting, to be enjoyed and par- ticipated in bv the gentlemen who rode with the Llangibby and l'redegar Hounds. Any gathering which promoted amusement for a large and populous town like Newport was a good one, be- cause it gave the population, who had not too many chances of enjoying themselves, an oppor- tunity to get out for amusement. He had, there- fore, no qualms of conscience in presiding at such a meeting. The treat question to be looked at was tliat of funds. Money was at the root of every- thing, and even a little meeting of that kind could not be carried on without funds. Mr. POPE asked if arrangements had been made with Sir Arthur Mack worth's tenants near Caerleon as to their consent to the course proposed being used. Sir ARTHUR MACXWOUTH said he believed there would be no objection. Mr. JAMKS ROWE also said he had been in com- munication with the tenants, and thought there would be no difficulty. Mr. E. J. GRICB then proposed that an annuai race meeting for the Llangibby and Tredegar Hunts be held. Mr. ARTHUR EVANS seconded, and the motion was unanimously passed. Mr. CHARLES PEARCE asked if the Tredegar Hunt were not. the older of the two. Lord TKEDKGAB said there could be no question that the Llangibby Hunt was the older. There were few hunts in the country, in fact, older than the Llangibby. Colonel LYNB then proposed, and the MAYOR seconded, that a committee be formed for the purpose of carrying out the arrangements. This was agreed to, and Colonel Lyne was appointed box. treasurer, with Mr. James Rowe and Mr. H. D. Yorath as hon. secretaries. Sir ARTHUR MACIWORTH then proposed that the meeting be held on the Fridav in tivetredpgai- Show week. The Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday ot t lutt week were v.eil-occujlied by the good things which Loid Tredegar provided fur the public, and the races would complete the week It would fall somewhere between the 24ihanii 27th of November. The land at Caerleon which had been suggettled was in as good condition nt that time of the year as any land he knew. Mr. E. J. ("IRICR seconded, and the motion was carried. Mr. ADPAMS-WILLIAMS inquired whether it was proposed to make the races flat or steeplechases. The noble CHAISMAK said they would be steeple- chases, under Grand National Rules. An influential sub committee to arrange all matters of detail was then appointed, after which Sir ARTHUR MACKWOKTH proposed a hearty vote of Ilipriks to the chairman for presiding. In the speech with which Lord Tredegar opened the proceedings lie showed where his heltrt was. It was entirely in the interests of the town of Newport and the neighbourhood that he gave them iiis presence. The MAyrlK seconded,and endorsed the eulogium passed by Sir Arthur Mack wort Ii. The motion having been unanimously assented to, Lord TREOEGAR returned thanks amidst cheers. Business of that sort, he assured theui, was a lubour of love to him. He hoped the meeting which thev had inaugurated that day would be carried on succeasfully and continue flourishing. A great deal of trouble had been tiken by their friend Mr. Rowe, who IHtd just reuuneo from a very arduous campaign (Laughter.) He had nr, doubt that on the baltlefieM he thought about these races—(loud laughter)—and, amidst, the popping of cliampagne corks, he consulted on the best way to carry them out. (Much laughter.) Now he was with them again, covered with giory -(laughter and cheers)—and he hoped lie would be still more covered witli glory and with all their thanks for the energy with which he haJ carried out that affair. He cordially thanked Mr. Rowe on his own account. The proceedings then terminated.
The Alleged False Pretences at Brecon. Charles Chambers, a colour-sergeant in the South Wales Borderers, was brought up on remand at Brecon Borough Police-court on Monday (before the mayor and other magitatrai es) charged with obtaining goods to the value of £7Q from Mr. Edwin Russell, a jeweller in the town, by false pre- tences. Mr. J. T. Jeffreys appeared to prosecute, and Mr. Daniel Evans defended. The case occupied a considerable time, and the greatest interest was manifested in the proceeding-The prosecutor gave further evidence regarding the representa- tions the prisoner made to him before he decamped to America.—Mr. GeorgeWhtttieu, jeweller, Brecon, was also called, and gave evidence to the effect that the prisoner obtained C40 worth of goods from him before he left Brecon, a quantity of which was pawned in London.-The prisoner was committed to take his trial at the next quarter sessions. Bail being granted, the prisoner was handed over to the military.
Theft From the Great Western Railway Company. At Pontypool Police-cuurt on Saturday Edith Ann Lacy was charged with stealing a quantity of coal, the property of the Great Western Railway Company, on the 9t.h of May. Several previous convictions had been recorded against the prisoner, who pleaded guilty. She was now committed to the quarter sessions for trial.
The Great Cash Robbery at Swansea. The sentence of five years' penal eervitude passed upon Frederick Huxtable at the last quarter sessions at Swansea for stealing JE333 belonging tc Mr. John Player, of Clydach, has been commuted by the Home Secretary to one of two years' hard labour In consideration of the fact that Huxtable, after his sentence, confessed as to the place in which the money was hid.
Death of Mr. Charles Phillips, of Newport. A very large number of the inhabitants of New- port and the surrounding district will regret to hear of the somewhat sudden demise of Mr. Charles Phillips, landlord of the William IV. Hotel. Mr. Phillips, who was, perhaps, one of the best known men in the whole neighbourhood round about Newport, was on Sunday taken with an apoplectic seizure, from which he never revived, and died on Tuesday afternoon about three o'clock without recovering consciousness. Deceased, who was about 65 years of age, was one of those active men who linked the old coaching days, when he was known as the Prince of Whips," with the present modern travelling era. He used to make the country round Newport rattle with the strong hilarity of his disposition, and everywitere he was voted a right good-hearted fellow. He was the father of Mr. Councillor Charles D. Phillips, of the Emlyn Engineering Works, and brother of Mr. Councillor Fred. Phillips.
Accident on the Railway near I Newport. On Tuesday morning, at an early hour, as a train was passing over the Great Western Railway, near Magor Station, one of the wagons turned over, and a baulk of wood fell from near the break bar and dropped upon tJwo line. Another train cut it in pieces, and one of the portions became em- bedded between the rails. The wood being observed in time to avoid an accident to the up Irish express, that train was pulled up a: Magor Station, and the obstrcution was forthwith e- moved. In some quarters, unfortunately, the i; d- dent was exaggerated into an attempt to wi.ik the express. It is almost needless to say then; appears to be no foundation for any suggestion that the act had any malice about it.
Collision in the Entrance Channel at Cardiff On Tuesday afternoon the steamship Saxon Prince, shortly after leaving the East Bute Dock outward bound, collided with the steamer Beignon, owned by Messrs. Morel Bros., Cardiff. The latter vessel was struck on the starboard quarter, but, as both ships proceeded to the roads, in all proba- bility very little damage has resulted from the accident.
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Another Victim to the Mania for Betting. At Monmouth Borough Police-court on Wednes day (before Mr. Thomas James and Mr. T. G Pi-osser^ Frederick Heard, foreman shopman to Mr Samuel Cutfonh, draper, Agincourt Elnuqt-, Morb mouth, waS charged on a warrant with embezzling JE1 18. 3d the money of his employer, on the 18th of April. Mr. W. C. A. Williams, solicitor, appeared for Mr. Cutfort.h.—Mr. Williams stated that the defendant had been in the employ of Lhe prose cutor for three years and had held the responsiblr position of foreman. Although Mr. Cutforth liar instituted tol", prosecution, he would be pleased tr withdraw from it, with the consent, of thr bench, in consideration or the feelings of the pnrents, who were highly respectable people.- The Chairman said he tliought they should liea something further of the case —Mr. Cutforth tliei explained that the defendant had been entruste. to receive money, and lie should have placed it it the till, together with a slip of paper bearing th. ainount and the names of the persons who hat paid it, after which it would be enterpd up ir the proper book. Tlii- money had not beer accounted for by the defendant., although he hat given the receipt for it.—Elizabeth Swain, i domestic servant, proved having paid th< account in question to defendant. Uefen- dant asked no questions, and elected to be summnrilv desilt with, pleading guilty. Defendant admitted to prosecutor that he had appropriated the money through having pot mix..d up with betting on liorse- racing.—Mr. Williams Mid this was not the only case which Mr. Cutforth could have broueht for- ward, lout he declined to do so. and wished to recommend the dpfendant to mercy —The Chair- man said they di<t not wish to 'further blast defendant's character by sending him to prison, but hoped it would be a caution to him.—The Bench ortiered him to pay "fine of L5 And C2 b.. being the cost of the prosecution, which was at once paid by defendant's father. The court WAf. crowded, the defendant being very popular in the town.
A Vicious Youth at Swansea At Swansea Police-court on Wednesday Davii Jones (13), 12, Williams-place, was charged with unlawfully cutting and wounding William Steel with a knife on the 17tli inst. Prosecutor, who is aged 16, and lives with his parents in Williums- said that at a qu irter to ten on the previous evening he Raw the prisoner near his house, and heard him abusing his (witness's) mother. Wit. ness remonstrated with him, and cautioned him tc desist. The prisoner had a knife in his hand, anc said thnt if lie (witness) did not "stop it" he would "stub him." Witness made a rush for the knife, and got the prisoner on the ground in hi efforts to obtain possession of the weapon—a pen- knife-nnd while he was on the ground prisoner stabbed him in the back three times, and asked him 44 how tie liked it." Prisoner's mother came up,and then the witness let him gn. The accused silso threw a stone nt him, which hit anothei voung man. William Strckcy, a lad, gave corro- borative evidence, stating that he saw the prisoner stab the prosecutor three times in the hack. The wounding was proved to be very slight, and the bench treated the offence as a common assault, nnd inflicted a fine of 21, or 14 dttys* imprisonment.
Refractory Seamen at Newport. At Newport Pouce-court on Wedneadav, Petet Henry, a fireman, from Glasgow, was charged with disobeying the lawful commands of the master ot the steamship Bob rt Farrowing, of Whitby Board of Trade Officer Thomas said he was at the Alexandra Dock-head on 'fuesdav after noon, when the Robert Harrowing was going out. The captain asked defendant to go below to his duty. He refused, but went to the forecastle, and brought up his sea-bag. Wit- ness had the ladder taken in from the side, in order to prevent him getting ishore. He put his bug on the ship's quarter deck, and then, wnen the vessel was half-way out of the locks, he jumped over- board into the water. He had no notion of swimming, and if the engines had t ot been stopped at once the proijelier would have cut him in pieces. The boat was lowered. and he was then picked up. The officer had to run awayu:- town, to get a substitute as soon as possible, and take him down in a tugboat to be shipped at the mouth of the river. Defendant said he was nt'\t in a fit state to go to sea. His eyes were very bad. One of them was quite gone, and in the other he had what he said was separa- tion of the retina. Be had had a letter from his mother asking him to consult a medical man in Glasgow. He was also in ill-health in o+hr ways.—The Bench considered defendant had acted very badly in the matter, and they com- mitted him to prison for four weeks with hard labour. At the same court a young, respectablv-dressea Norwegian, named John M'Donneli, was charged with refusing duty on board the steamship Santona, in the Alexandra Dock. The cap- tain said defendant had In the last few days been in the habit of coming on board the ship to take his meals, and then going away.—De- fendant emphatically declared he would not go in the ship as he had been threatened t y the second mate, who said when the ship got outside he would take a rise out of him.—The Clerk: Do you refuse, before the court, to go on hoard the "ship ?—De- fendant Yes.—The Clerk: Do you know the consequence?—Defendant: lVs I can't help it.—In answer to the Clerk he said he signed articles in London to g,- in the ship, but he absolutely refused to proceea so long as the second rrate went.—The master said he could not find that the mate had made use of any threats.—The Benoli finding that M'Donneli would rather go to prison than go to sea, sent him to Ualr for fourteen days.
New Passenger Steamer for the Bristol Channel. The new clipper saloon steamer Waverley, wliisl is about to be placed on the Bristol Channe stations, left the Queen's Dock, Glasgow, on Mon day, at three o'clock in the afternoon, fo: a trip down the Clyde. The boat, which is made from the best of steel, was built bv Messrs. M'Intyre, of Paisley, and the engines were con- structed by Messrs. Hudson and C'orbett. The Waverley is 205 ft. in length, and will be worked by Miss Hedge, who last year ran the Bonnie Doon from Cardiff to Weston and Ilfracombe. The Boats of the vessel are 8 ft. 6 in. wide and over 3 ft, deep. while the diameter of the outer of her wheels is 19ft. The opinion entertained by several well- known engineering authorities. WfS that in the Bristol Channel with Welsh coals site would run 20 knots per hour. The cost of the vessel was £ 9,500. She has very spacious saloo.is superbly upholstered. The dining sakwni. are thoroughly well ventilated, with a private dining saloon for special parties and ladies' cabins ajid lavatories amidships. The Waverley will run her first trip from Newport on the 26th inst, and from Cardiff to Ilfracombe on the 27th inst.
A Cardiff Landlady Cautioned. At Cardiff Police-court on Wednesday (before Dr. H. J. Paine, Messrs. W. Sanders and Prter Price), Sarah Ann Lewis, landlady 01 the York Hotel, East Wharf, Cardiff, was summoned by the police f'" unlawfully and knowingly permitting her premises to be an habitual resort of women of ill-fame, aud allowing them to remain there longer than was necessary for the purpose of obtaining refreshment on the 9th inst. —Mr. T. H. Belcher defellded.-Police-Constable Phillips said that he visited the York Hotel on the day in question in company with Police-Constahk Hooper, at 9.40 in the evening, and found foui women of ill-fame drinking in company with some men. They were orderly. He again visited the premises half an hour later, and found the woman still there.—Mr. T. H Belcher, for the defence, contended that th, landlady was not aware of the characters o the women who were drinking at her bar, that th* place was not an habitual resort of women of ilk fame, and also that the half-hour—the time the women were on the premises—was not an unreason- able time to allow them to obtain refreshment.— The Bench, after consultation with their clerk. decided to dismiss the case, cautioning the defen- dant that if such a charge were preferred against her again they would not deal so leniently with her.
Alleged Mean Conduct of a Cymmer Collier. At Pontypridd Police-court on Wednesday (before Mr. Ignatius William,?, stipendiary magis- trate; and Mr. W. Jones) EVlu Da vies, cuDier, was charged with seeking to nbain money by false pretences.—From the evidence it nppeared that Richard Addis and David Williaiis filled a tram on Monday morning at Coedcae Colliery, Cymmer, and marked it 334, which was Addis's number at the colliery, and 57, the number of tiis tram. The haulier took it away to the top of the dip. and left it there while he went for another. Williams went up to the top of the dip. and noticed the numbers had been altered to 358 (defendant's number) and 58. About ten minutes alter the haulier saw uefendant at the double parting, and to get there lie had to pass by the tram. A special committee meeting of the workmen was afterwards held t( inquire into the matter, and two men were appointed to see defendant. To these he confessed that lie had made the alteration.—Committed for trial at the quarter sessions.
Glamorgan Horticultural Society. In a circular which the committee of tiie Glamorgan Horticultural Society have felt neces- sary to issue they draw the attention of the sup- porters and those interested in horticuiture t< their financial position. During the hst thrte year; it appears that, though the popularity of the annuli. show has increased, the amount received for sub scription tickets has continually decretised. Last vear the amount received for subscription tickeU was L57 less than in 1882, and ,j it result, the* point out, is a serious loss on the year's working, which it is absolutely necessary to provide IIgnin in the future. The annual show this year will be held in the Sophia Gardens on the 10th of August and the committee hope that 1-i lioir efforts to make it a success will be stidej bv the kind con, tinuance of, and increase in, the amount ot individual subsci iptions, and by the addition of e large number of n^w subscriber*, who only requiri their attention to L»e drawn to tlie present circum- stances of tlie society. Mr. A. B. Basset^ 4 their attention to be drawn to the present circum- stances of the society. Mr. A. B. Bawot% 4 Church-street, Cardiff, is the iioa. McreUary.