September ^ERGAVENNY. GRE'LT «nniad?K Faib.-Great preparations had ild on Pr-7 the inhabitants of this town for the fair te one y last» in the anticipation of its being a first lelf u aS every indication of fine weather presented in fel? t0 ^ursday mid-day: at this time, however, le a.n<* continued during the afternoon and night, pear °rn*Dg of the fair 8ave an? t^ing but a cheering 0» l&ncej for a thick drizzling rain continued till about ow a'm,> w^en the mist began to clear off. The Proprietors looked dull at first, but the sudden s of new *n them, and ihey prepared to amuse ctivRt8Ure-going folks. The fair was not very pro- le, tradesmen and shopkeepers. There were tti«vui ^Um^er of dealers and country folks present, L r J from the hills. The number of sheep penned, fleer COuld judge, were 6,000, nearly all moun- fthe n • rst*rate breed; there was little doing for hours, Idera °eS as^e<^ were too high. Towards mid-Aay the l0e ft»^aTe w&y, and a drop of between 2s. to 3s. took b ern=ter w^ich a great number changed hands, but W mo erjporti°n were driven off unsold. We have ibDli> .?u 8t3 at this fair, but never saw so fine a ke a t j number may have been about 500, but the L a? ed would not suit the purchasers, and business Khin 8 e'an<^ for some time: ultimately, however, a le n^6r was conceded, and although this was the Sn'tif°i the number exchanged hands. Pigs were q n u and sold at a reduction of about 2s. per head. A V witnessed such a number of horses at any fair erf?avenny &s was the case on this occasion: the d &8 Vere first rate animals and realised high prices, Id Tu number of all descriptions were bought and wii' i waa a good display of best cheese, the price r <3 at tte commencement of the morning, was 80s. demand was considered exorbitant, and no Fson waited to try the quality, but eventually, like the Sts and sheep, a great drop took place, for in the "11119 they were bought at from 66s. to 70s. the ttiilr i^836^ °ff exceedingly well, excepting a few Sre fD an<* a little pocket-picking, the latter in B Measure being prevented by the excellent arrange- rs Serjeant Lipscomb, and the vigilance of the 'ce of police under his care. i TOWN HALL.—SATURDAY. Pfore the Rev. Geo. Gabb, and Wm. Williams, Esqrs.] Charge OF ASSAULT.—Charlotte Jones, alias Boxer, as charged by a woman residing in Mouk-street, of the re of Mary Bird, with assaulting her, by first beating r and afterwards throwing a pint cup with its contents, ,er, at her head, on the fair day. In answer to the 'Jch, the complainant stated, that the defendant came ijner house on the fair day, accompanied by a man, jr they both went up stairs, and when they came down |P nian called for a pint of beer and gave half-a-crown jr take the price of the beer out of, after which some •Pute arose about the change, and the defendant flew in asion-beat her first, and to wind up the affaii, sent cup and beer at her head. Fined 10s. and expenses, 14 days' imprisonment. ltUNX AND DISORDERLY. — Ebenezer Horton, a Ruling tinker, was charged by Mr. H. Warr, landlord be Cooper's Arms Inn, Tudor-street, with creating a yturbance in his house on the evening of Wednesday, if 23rd inst., by making use of bad language and rllenging to fight all and every person in his bouse. fe complainant gave some further statement of the bad behaviour, and the Bench fined him 10s. Costs, or 7 days' imprisonment. WEDNESDAY. Jjahn P- Rodney, and the Rev. G. Gabb.] Jrne8 Edw^i118' a- wa8Boner> waa charged by Mrs. 'iwjj wards( the wife of a farmer, residing near Long carelessly driving a timber carriage. She (ed that on the 16th iust., she was returning home, when, rrjllgb the negligence of the defendant, the hind wheel the timber carriage came in contact with her gig, ItK^ over> aa^ threw complainant out, who escaped » Out injury, but the gig was very much damaged. I 20s. and 10s. 6d. expenses. >*UhGE or THRBAT. Tbomas Perry iJ. Frances organ.-The complainant stated that he was proceeding ng the road on Monday last with a heavy load on his d, when his foot slipped, and some pigs belonging to pendant, near, were frightened, and the defendant seeing r pigs run, he accused the complainant of kicking his 88, and threatened to kick and beat him in return. It ffears that the parties are next door neighbours, and are on the most friendly terms. Ordered to pay the irense8 between them, 4s. 6d. each.
U EBBW VALE. 4* HE FORES TEES' ANNIVERSARY..—On Tuesday last | nienvbers of the Royal Victoria Court of Foresters III their anniversary at the Greyhound Inn, Brierv tJJ • The court was opened only about twelve months y ar*d it now numbers 120 members. The room in c« the members assembled had been very tastefully grated with flowers and evergreens, and a sumptuous Wa8 laid for them, the preparation of which re- ft \f8reat cred't on the worthy host and hostess, Mr. [c "R8' ,^ar^'ner. On the removal of the cloth, |jn" • Richards was called to the chair, whilst S. C. R. .jY- a°ted as vice. The loyal and patriotic toast The ta Lan^ Navy," attracted more than ordinary notice, PL, re' eived with enthusiasm, and fitly responded 1"* Mr. Edwards, who alluded to some of the details of jr atrocitips in India. In proposing the pp'pal toast of the evening, namely, that of The ^C1^nt Order of Foresters, and Success to Court Royal B*0ria, and all other Friendly Societies," amongst other jrarks, the vice-chairman said that the order was not ? j^gest, nor could it boast the greatest number of rubers 0f any benefit society, yet he thought it to be r friost useful. The court had been duly enrolled, so *ts members were protected against evil designing who might seek to benefit themselves at the expense Jtheir brethren. The principles of the order were Xj upon friendship, love, and truth, and he could y recommend it to the attention of the strangers Wh1 wbo might feel disposed to join a benefit society, jL .Was not only popular in this country, but was also (jal In» ?° in Australia and America. Some capital i instrumental music followed. The officers of 'dial? • court were not forgotten, their health being Hhor^n ^ran^' together with that of the secretary, L Orchard; the host and hostess, which was ably > ed to, and the chairman and vice-chairman. IL/^PP.V proceedings were concluded by Mr. and Mrs. jC fc't singing the national anthem, the chorus of which ably sustained by the meeting.
I PONTYPOOIi. RELIEF FUND.—A meeting of the inhabitants J*16 town was held at the Town-hall on Friday (yes- A,ay) evening, for the purpose of affording assistance r1? sufferers by the Indian mutiny. Resolutions, ex- Clv? of sympathy with our countrymen, and open A to help them in their present necessitous Wth W"re ,unanimously passed. We shall present in our next. •lot STS-—On Saturday last, the jury lists for the 'pinedWere ^rouS''t before the magistrates and AG^T INCOME-TAX.—-Wednesday and S ay<tW,fnerr!le l78thaPP°inted f0r hearing these c!l "^ont i Tho f • out-parishes, and the latter ontypool. The business wa6 conducted in a strictly ate manner, but it is understood that »i' sirictty ^PpHcants appeared. aat a larSe number /ox Works-—A portion of the British TV™ J also those at Ebbw "Vale and around thu a-°tr^8' )^ral!y, have lately been stopped on account of waf f deficiency being now removed, business has resum^ former position. «usea y TOWN HALL.— SATURDAY. Jpfore C. H. Williarns, and John Thompson, Esqrs.] I £ aTO-G ^okk.—Daniel Barrett and Thomas Booth < d i }h°;r WOrk without leave. JAL/"3' wls press the charge and the >dants were consequently only fined the cE's Belligerent PAUPER. — Ann wfn- fsht up on a charge of misb.havini h'^H [WUiDg mother pauper in the PontypooflJnion \v0T^ ►C! master of the workhouse stated that at,I ^ieotderly and refractory woman, and was broueht »eg T?agl3trat,e3 VerJr recenlly for tearing Up her ■hv'oti, a7^ult,wa3 committed by the defendant >a« VLjn? 0 acte^ a very violent manner rk Well,X^emPered woman, and although she could lper8- 8he*l-,n0t,llve in Peace with her fellow klk" "in Tery Puonaci°usindividual, 1 *Ue had bee^. wbl]etkat bar. She admitted Prisoned three times, and the magis. J trates said they considered it was a very bad case. She seemed to be going from bad to worse, and the punish- ment must also be increased. She was sent to gaol for onemonthwithbardlabour. TREVETHIN.— John Reece was summoned for leaving his cart in this parish without any one to take care of it an unreasonable time. The surveyor said he left it-there four or five hours. Dismissed on payment of expenses CWMBRAN.-Mary Ann Wall, a little girl, lo years of age, was charged with stealing various articles of clothing from Mrs. Herbert, of the Bridge Inn. The prisoner pleaded guilty. The prosecutor stated that Wall was a servant next door, and came into the Bridge Inn by the back door. The articles were found in her possession. The parents of the girl appeared, and the father said he had always worked hard all his life to bring her up honestly. He did not know of her disposition to pilfer. The magistrates said that it was a very sad thing to see the child of respectable well-conducted parents in such a position, but it was impossible to avoid punishing her. She was committed to prison for one month. GOITRE.-J ames Watkins, of Abergavenny, was charged with cutting underwood belonging to C. R. Leigh, Esq. It was proved that he was in the habit of cutting the wood. A fine of 10s. and costs were inflicted, or in default 7 days' imprisonment. WEDNESDAY. [Before C. H. Williams, Esq ] John Matthews was convicted for being drunk and disorderly, and fined 5s. and costs. Philip Burns, agent for the Ebbw Yale Company at Cwmbran, was brought up on a charge of embezzle- ment. The prisoner appears to have carried on a long course of fraud. He was remanded till Saturday next. Sarah Collins was charged with being a vagrant, and committed to prison for 14 days.
BRYNMAWR. CORONER'S INQUEST.—On Tuesday last an inquest was held at the Griffin Inn, before E. Davies, Esq., coroner, and a respectable jury, on the body of John Mandee, collier, who it appears was mortally injured about two months ago by a heavy stone accidentally falling upon his back while at work in Mr. Thos. Owen's level, since which deceased has lingered in great pain until death put an end to his sufferings last week. The jury, in accordance with the evidence, returned a verdict of "Accidental death." TESTIMONIAL. In consequence of Police-Sergeant Vigors having resigned office, the tradesmen and others intend presenting him with a valuable gold ring, as a token of respect for his uniformly straightforward con- duct in the discharge of his duties as a police officer.
PONTRHYDYRHUN. On Wednesday se'nnight, at the Pontrbydyrhun Sta- tion, a rather violent 8Cen&" took place. Four persons -three women and a man-entered the train at New- port, and during the progress of their journey caused considerable annoyance by their rough and quarrelsome behaviour. The further they proceeded the more un- manageable they became, and at Ponthrydyrhun the other passengers complained to Mr. Simmons, guard, who insisted upon the persons who caused the disturb- ance leaving the train. Thsy did so, but became so abusive that it was necessary to give them in charge to the police, who brought them before the magistrates ai Pontypool. A fine of 10s. and costs was inflicted on the women, or in default fourteen days' imprisonment. The man escaped.
RHYMNEY. A CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS.—A terrific explosion took place in the works on Saturday morning last, which excited great apprehension amongst the people, many feared that a boiler bad burst, but it was found that the regulator of the steam blast bad been shattered to pieces, and huge fragments of thick cast-iron plates were flying about in all directions. It is conjectured that a current of foul air from the furnaces, while the engine was still, was driven along the tube, and, being ignited, destroyed the regulator and part of the tube itself. Seven fowls were killed but no human being was hurt. An accident of a similar kind took place at Tredegar a year ago, which was attributed^ to a similar cause.—The past week has been frightful in accidents to life and limb. On Monday morning Timothy Hurley, while cleaning the grate of one of the boilers to the guide mill engine, was struck to the earth by a tram plate which fell on his head from the top of the boiler. His skull is badly fractured, and at first he was not expected to recover. On Tuesday, a collier, David Harry, was brought out of the Duffryn pit with a broken thigh and almost before the doctor was released from this case he was called on to attend Edward Sweeny, who by a fall from the crane, used in the works, had his collar bone broken, and received severe injury otherwise.
MONMOUTH. WILFUL BURNING OF A STABLE AND RACE HORSES.— Wm. Bryan, one of the jockeys, who rode at the last races, was last Saturday morning brought before T. T. Watkins, Esq. and J. Probyn, Esq., charged with having wilfully set fire to the stables of the Angel Hotel, in which there were race horses. From the evidence it would appear that prisoner was in the employ of Mr. Louthbury, a breeder of race hoises, in Berkshire. Prisoner bad come to Monmouth races with some of Mr. Louthbury's horses, which were under his care at the Angel stables. In these stables also, but in separate boxes, were horses belonging to Mr. James Evans, Glas- tonbury, Somersetshire. There were also in other boxes horses belonging to Mr. Dawson, Berkshire, all race horses, very valuable, and the horses of each owner in separate boxes, and under the care of separate grooms. The prisoner, Bryan, on Friday, the last day of the races, rode a mare of the prosecutors' Mr. Evans, of Glaston- bury, called Blue Bell, for the Chippenham stakes. I risoner rode the mare against one of the posts placed for guidance of the course, and this lost the race which he had every chance of winning. On the evening of that day, Friday, after the race, he met prosecutor in the town and asked him what he was going to give him for riding Blue Bell. Mr. Evans answered "Nothing." Prisoner said What?" Mr. Evans repeated.-I will give you notlhing-you have done me great injury and loss by your neglect-and have ridden plenty for me to- day." Prisoner said O! well I'll do something for you," and he went away, so that prosecutor saw him no more till he found him in custody. The next morning (Saturday) all the race horses, as it was customary, were to return home. But about 5 o'clock that morning the horsekeeper at the Angel Hotel, went to the stable where the race horses were, and found the stable full of smoke, and the stall in which two of the prosecutor's horses were, in a blaze, the noble animals Blue Bell and Van EyclJ jumping about terr ifically, owing to the flames from c 11 the straw under them, which was on fire, and which burnt them, especially Van Eyck very severely. An alarm was instantly given and the horses got out, but not before they were much injured. The fire which had been ignited by means of the straw under the horses, and had not commenced more than some ten minutes before it was discovered, was soon put out. Now at the very time when the horsekeeper went to the stables, prisoner and another lad, in the employ of Mr. Dawson, Berkshire, a breeder of race horses, whose name was George Walby, were at the time in the stable, but in separate boxes, putting their horses ready to start home, and were just in the act of turning out of the stables, and although prisoner must have seen the fire and smoke and heard the horses struggling, and although Wally in evidence said he saw the fire, yet neither of them said a word about it, but hastened to turn the horses under their care out, while they saw prosecutors' horses burning. The lad, George Wally, although charged with the arson, was placed in the witness box and examined, but little could be elicited from him. Circumstantial evidence was very strong against Bryan, who on the charge of having committed this dinbolieal act, was fully committed to take his trial at the next Monmouth assizes. THE NEW MONMOUTH POLICE,—Last Monday the Monmouth watch committee assembled, and took into consideration the various applications they had received from candidates for situations in the borough police, but nothing definite was settled except fixing upon a person of the name of Edmund Wheedon, as serjeant of police. At the town council, which followed, it was agreed that a requisition should be made to the mayor to call a public meeting, with a view to obtain subscriptions towards alleviating the disasters of the Indian sufferers. I THE INDIAN MUTINY.—We have great pleasure in stating that a requisition is in course of signature for the purpose of convening a meeting in order to raise a fund for the relief of our unfortunate fellow-countrymen in India. We heartily wish it God speed. THE HOPE FAMILY.—On Tuesday evening last, Mrs. Frederick Hope gave an entertainmept at the Borough Court, consisting of readings, illustrations, and sketches, or Pictures in Little." The selections from iiamlet were well rendered, so also were the Seven Ages of Woman," and The Spanish Champion," together with the amusing song of Captain Wattle and Miss Roe, were excellently well got through by the juvenile ar- << JI28" The entertainment concluded with the farce of satisfaction1" tbe Holiday3 i" the wbole SivinS 8eneral R,N^N°R^M°L7N MARKET, SEPT. 26th.—The market in Lining nearlj^the^amo^a Tf n's" T? I 0 as previous weeks quotations. Fowls, 3s. and 3s.■ 6d Per c°uple ducks, 4s. 6d. ditto; geese, lOd. per lb fW 8s. 8d. per bushel; wheat, 9s. per bushel of 80 Ibs.; potatoes, 12s. per sack. INDEPENDENT CHAPEL, GLENDOWER-STRBET —A tea- party was held in the Borough Court on Monday, the •?»th ult., the profits accruing from which will go towards defraying the debt incurred in altering and improving the chapel. The room was tastefully decorated foe the occa- Sj°?'-and iQ tlie course of the evening the meeting was addressed by the Rev. Messrs. W. Campbell and S. Parker (Baptist minister), and also-, by the Rev. Mr. Penny, of Colefoidj and the Key.. Mt..EoUandj, Newport.
POLICE COURT.—TUESDAY. [Before the Mayor, John Probyn, Esq., W. P. Lendon, Esq., and Capt. Davies.J Mr. Redmond, skinner, was summoned to show cause why he had not removed a nuisance complained of on the 9th ult.- Ordered to pay 5s. 6d. expenses, aud cau- tioned. ASSAULTING THE POLICE.-A man named Pierce was charged by constable Clark while he was engaged with P.C. Herries in taking a man to the lock-up. Herries corroborated Clark's statement, but defendant called two witnesses, named James Yearsley and Thomas Taylor, who stated that defendant did not make use of the lan- guage imputed to him, and the charge was consequently dismissed. Two persons, named Teague and Roberts, were charged with leaving their carts in the streets.-Roberts was ordered to pay 3s. 6d., and Teague 6s. MONMOUTH RACES-FRIDAY. There was to-day again an excellent attendance on the course, and the weather was brilliant, accounting for the unusually large number of carriages which lined one side of the course. The race committee, at the head of which is Henry Dyke, Esq., deserve great praise for the vast improvement they have made in the course and about the grand stand. The new Monnow cutting, if it has done no other good, has, however, furnished a new place of starting for the horses; and by gradually filling j up the old channel may further improve the course. THE BOROUGH MEMBER'S PLATK, of 5 sovs. each, with j620 added by C. Bailey, Esq., M.P., for horses of all ] denominations; to be ridden by gentlemen as for the < Troy Plate. I Capt. Price's b. g. Lymmgton, 5 yrs 1 ] Mr. Samuel's b.h. Dogberry 2 Mr. S. William's b. c Malacca, 4 yra. 3 ] Captain Lindow's The Monnow, bv Weacherbit 4 Mr. S. William's b. c Malacca, 4 yra. 3 ] Captain Lindow's The Monnow, bv Weacherbit 4 1 Alembic did not go. Captain Price rode Lymington, I Captain ScobeU Malacca, and Mr. Thomas, Dogberry. ( After a false start, caused by Dogberry, fierce running commenced, Malacca being several paces in advance, but he was collared by Lymington, who won by a length, closely followed by Dogberry. This was, upon the whole, a splendid race. ] THE BEAUFORT Cup -A handicap stakes for aU ages, of L10 each, 5 forfeit and only 2 (to go to the fund) if declared, &c.. with a Piece of Plate added, the gift of his Grace the Duke of Beaufort. Lord de Mauley's b. c. Cotswold, 4 yrs.1 Lord Clifden's br. h Alembic, 6 yrs 2 Mr. Southby's b. c. Leo, 3 yrs 3 Mr. Parr's gr. c. Childrey 4 Only Alembic, ridden by Wheale Cotswold, by Bray Leo, by Bryan, and Childry, by saddler, started. Cots- wold having taken the lead, was soon collared by Childrey, who, however, swerved, and was left behind some twenty yards. A desperate contention for the mastery now commenced between Alembic and Cotswold. The colt, however, won by a neck, while the three others were only about a length behind. Betting—3 to 1 against Cotswold; 4 to 1 against Alembic; 5 to 4 against Childrey, and 5 to 2 against Leo. THE CHIPPENHAM STAKES of 10 son. each, 5 forfeit, and only 3 if declared, &c. To this stake £3 was added. Mr. I. Day's b. m. Octavia, aged 4 1 1 Mr. S. Williams' ch. c. The Dusty Miller, 3 yrs. 1 3 0 Mr. Smith's b. g. Tinwald, 3 yrs 2 2 0 Lord de Mauley's b. c. Cotswold, 4 yrs. 3 0 0 Mr. Evans' b. f. Blue Bell, 4 yrs. diat. Malacca, Homily, Gaylad, and Bold Buccleugh did not run. Bush rode Dusty MUler Bray, Octavia Forster, Tinwald; Wheale, Cotswold; and Bryan, Blue Bell.- First beat-Blue Bell leads, but is collared by Dusty Miller. Bryan (Blue Bell) rode against a post, and was unshipped, losing all chance of the race. A tremfndous running now began between Tinwald and dusty Miller, the other two close on their heels, while Blue Bell had been distanced. Dusty Miller wins by a head.-Second heat-Dusty Miller cuts out the work for about 500 yards, but Tinwald shows himself in front. Octavia, however, collars him, and wins by a length, while the other three were in close attendance. -Third heat From some cause Octavia now walked over. Betting 5 to 2 against Blue Bell. Even on Tinwald. THE WYE STAKES, for two-year-olds and upwards, of 5 sovs. each, with 25 added. Lord Clifden's br. f. by the Flying Dutchman, out of (Jlarion, 2 yrs. 1 Mr. Calvert's br. f. Annot Lyle, 3 yrs. 2 Mr. Samuel's b.h. Dogberry, 4 yrs. 3 Flying Dutchman leads, closely followed by Annot Lyle, who made desperate efforts to show in front, but the colt maintained the mastery and won by half a length. Dogberry was in close attendance upon his disdaining companions.—Betting 10 to 1 against Dogberry; 0 to 1 against Dogberry (ridden by Captain Lindow); 6 to 1 I against Annot Lyle (ridden by Forster); even on Flying Dutchman (ridden by Bray.) The winner having been put up by auction according to conditions, was bought I in by the owner for fifty guineas; thus bringing in to the funds jE27 10s. THE HZKDTTI HURDLE RACE—A sweepstakes of 5 sovs. each, and 20 added from the fund. Mr. Calvert's c. g. Tower, aged 1 Mr. Williams's gr. g. Village Cock 2 lower was ridden by Stephens, Village Cock by Archer, and Dogberry by Captain Lindow. To show colours, neither of the horses for some time would take the hurdles. The Village Cock at last was persuaded to clear them, but they were obliged to be taken off for the other two. A tolerable start having been made, Tower and the Village Cock, after some hesitation, jumped the hurdles, but Dogberry obstinately refused after a great many efforts to get him over. Tower, although hard held in, was far before the Village Cock throughout this heat, and won by 30 yards or more. Second heat— Tower makes all the running. Village Cock, although he gained each time at the hurdles, had no chance in speed. Tower won easily.—Betting 3 to 1 against Village Cock.—The winner was sold for 38 guineas, being bought in by the owner. He thus realised £ 19 18s. to the race fund. This concluded the sport of the occasion.
SIRHOWY. MONMOUTHSHIRE SCHOOL TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION.— The second annual meeting of this society was held on Saturday last, in the Boys' School, Sirhowy, when thirty teachers from the surrounding districts were present. Mr. Searjent, of Tredegar, was unanimously voted into the chair.^ The proceedings commenced with the reading of the minutes of the last meetiug, Mr. Wolfe, of Dowlais, then read an excellent paper on ''Schoolmasters Associations," in which he ably showed the great advan- tages derived from societies of the kind, from the prac- tice of reading essays on subjects connected with the profession, the giving of lessons, and public discussion, thereby disseminating correct and enlightened views on matters of practical education. Amongst other benefits mentioned by the Essayist, were the tendency such an association has to counteract one-sided views, and their usual concomitant conceit; individual friendship fos- tered, improvement in the teacher, and advancement of school-work generally. An animated discussion followed, which bore chiefly on the desirability of the association becoming united with the general body in London. A vote of thanks was then accorded to the Essayist. In the afternoon, the secretary, Mr. Green, read the annual report, which congratulated the members on the society's usefulness and prosperity. Four instructive papers and two pleasing lessons had been contributed during the past year. The present number of members is 34. The rules were revised, and the following officers elected for the ensuing year :-Cha.irman, Mr. Hirst; Vice-chair- man, Mr. Searjent; Secretaries, Messrs. Dugdale and Wolfe Committee, Messrs. Thomas, Green, and Lewis. It was then announced that Mr. Xing, of Abertillery, had kindly undertaken to read a paper at the next quarterly meeting. After a social cup of tea together, the members separated, highly gratified with the day's proceedings.
IRONMASTERS' MEETING AT WOLVERHAMPTON.—At the preliminary quarterly meeting of the South Stafford- shire ironmasters held in this town, on Wednesday, it was resolved that no alteration of the prices of last quarter should be declared. They consequently stand as followsBars, JE9; hoops, £10; and sheets, £ 11 per ton. It was stated that the demand for manufactured iron at home was improving, but that foreign orders were lighter than expected. There are, however, pur- chasers in the market for American and Continental houses, and it is expected that the quarterly meetings will not pass over without extensive transactions bjing effected, with those countries. The prices of pigs quoted on Saturday are firm, and there appears to be little doubt that they will be well supported during the coming fortnight. There was a general concurrence of opinion that the consumption of pig-iron will be much greater during the ensuing than it was in the past quarter, and that the price is likely to be firm in con- sequence. The trade generally is in a healthy state, aid during the last week orders have come in more < freely, especially from home consumers. Ironstone re- mains at 18s. per ton. The coal trade is brisk. The Earl of Stamford has commenced sinking for coal upon his Enville estate, and it seems probable that ultimately not only Enville, but Himley and Wombourn, will become iron-producing districts. THE LEAVES OF THE TEA PLANT, gathered in early spring are by far the best :-As the season advances the crop becomes larger, but the quality is comparatively valueless. The Autumn brown ill-looking leaves were formerly all imported under the name of Bohea, and sold at low rates but we now never hear of the name all this dingy common Tea being coloured by the Chinese with the same colour as the best, and sold as such to the great loss of the Consumer.. The only way to avoid this, is by purchasing Tea in its Fure state The Black sorts, less intensely dark than those ordinary supplied the Greens, of a dull olive hue having no artificial bluisi* appearance. Horniman & Co. London import such. and. supply through their Agents, as advertised. I
CARDIFF WATCH COMMITTEE. A special meeting of the Watch Committee was held on Wednesday last, for the purpose of taking into con- sideration the report of Captain Willis, the Government Inspector of Police. The members present were:—S. D. Jenkins, Esq., Mayor; Aldermen C. C. Williams and T. Morgan; Councillors C. David, R. W. Williams, L. Reece, J. Elliott, W. Alexander, D. Jotham, E. Thomas, and C. E. Bernard. The following report was read:- Junior United Service Club, London, "25th Sept., 1857. Sir -Since I made my visit of inspection I have care- fully examined the returns which have been furnished to me, and am of opinion, considering the extent and popula- tion of the Borough of Cardiff, and the nature of the duties of the police, in which I understand the constables are frequently exposed to very rough treatment, that an addition to the police force is much required. "The force at present consists of 1 superintendent, 4 Bergeants, and 29 constables or for police duty purposes (as one sergeant is employed in effecting sanitary improve- ments) of 1 superintendent, 3 sergeants, and 29 constables. Of this number 1 sergeant and 10 constables are appointed for day duty, and 2 sergeants and 19 constables for night duty but as the number for day duty is insuffi- sient for the requirements of the borough, fonr of the night duty constables are in their turn also obliged to perform a portion of day duty. The night beats are also reduced to seventeen as two of the constables are neces- cessarily employed in charge of the stations. I find that six of the night beats are upwards of one iiour in extent, and that the average time of working the jther beats extends from one half to three quarters of an tiour and that portions of the borough are still left un- protected. If I may state that it has been my endeavour not to press police authorities to increase the poiice establishments finder their control, beyond the minimum number that appears to be requisite for the due performance of the liities, and for the proper protection of property and, therefore, in the number which I am about to suggest for the consideration of the Watch Committee and Town Council of Cardiff, and which I submit below in the form mining, an n,oht reliefs, I have confined myself to the n?r Jwhich il appears to me is absolutely tequued for the protection of the Borough. Wi°r,T /A recommended for the consideration and doptlOn of the Corporation of Cardiff, viz. n oupt. Insptr. Sergt. Constbls. Ueneral duty and supervi- sipn 1 0 0 0 bamtary duty 0 0 1 0 Fixed defined day duty. 0 1 1 14 Fixed defined night duty. 0 0 3 25 Total force 1 1 5 39 h Proposed increase. 0 1 1 10 My reason for proposing that one officer should hold the rank of inspector is, in order that a substitute might be provided for the Superintendent in case of absence or sickness. With respect to the Lock up accommodation, it be- comes my duty to state that it is extremely defective. To place prisoners for different offences in association is always objectionable but to have men and women in rooms adjoining each other, in which the communication is only cut off by a thin wooden door, which very lit'le force would break open, and through which the prisoners can see and converse with each other through holes which have been cut in the wood, is injurious to morality and proper decency. I strongly recommend the Town Council immediately to do away with the present cells, and to build a properly-constructed set of lock-ups and I will if desired, obtain for the Corporation the plans which have been published by the Government for the use of the con- stabulary forces of counties. I remain, Sir, your obedient servant, "EDWARD WILLIS GoV°'"Ter^ InsPecf°r of Costabulary. To the Worshipful the Mayor of Cardiff." In reply to questions, S'upt. Stockdale stated that he had been to London and had seen Captain Willis who made several -enquiries as to the average number of seamen and floating population, and then proposed that there should be an addition of 20 men but after hearing the details of the Superintendent's plan with regard to the arrangement of the duties of day and ni»ht he said that 10 men would do. He said that it was not the object of the Government to enable the Corporation to save money, but to add a certain number of constables in order to render the force more efficient; they wished to add one-fourth, and were willing to pay for it- they had no idea of giving money to relieve the Corporations. In reply to a question from Alderman Williams, the Superintendent stated that Capt. Willis most distinctly said that if the increase he recommended was made, he would sign the certificate to enable them to receive the fourth. That would be a fraction in their favour, if 12 additional men were appointed. In reply to a remark from Mr. David, it was stated by Mr. Alexander that the iacreased cost would be £ 700 I per annum. Mr. Alderman Williams said that there was no one a stronger advocate than himself for keeping up an effi- cient police force, but he could not help recollecting that from the only official data, namely, the census of 1851, the population of Cardiff A-ai only 18,000; that of New- port 20,000 and Swanses 23,000, and each of these places had, besides, a large floating population. When they made inquiries some time since, they found that, while Swansea had 22 policemen, and Newport 30, we had 34 constables. The question was altogether of such importance that they should not hastily come to a conclusion. Mr. Lewis Reece said thit if they argued upon those premises they would arrive at false conclusions, as there had been a change of population. Mr. Alderman Williams said that each of those places had increased in the same time. He only asked for an adjournment in order to ascertain what "force Captain Willis had recommended for other towns. Mr. Lewis ieece said that if they were satisfied that they could obtain an increase of ten men without any addition to their expenses and if they were satisfied that the addition was required, it was immaterial what other towns would do. In reply to a question from Mr. Alexander, it was stated that the Government would have no control over the police. The Mayor said that the floating population was not so considerable in Newport. n hP" ^'?iXfKder reriUil"ked that it was much more scattered all the way down the river. Supt. Stockdale remarked that the Dock Company, at Newport, provided their own police Mr. David inquired whether, in the event of their not adopting the report, they would receive any Govern- ment allowance? ^'le Major said that Captain Willis had positively refused to sign the certificate if the force remained a3 at present. Mr. Elliott complained that while, for the sake of one argument, Mr. Williams reckoned the population at 18,000, for another argument he calculated it at 3.),000; he had often proposed an increase of the police, for those only who lived at the lower end of the town could feel the necessity. It was only the previous night that he bad been insulted and assaulted in his own house they had men of all nations mixed up in their streets, and turned out of public houses drunk at night. At Liver- pool, which was the only port similarly situated, there was one policeman to 700 inhabitants; they had in Cardiff one constate to 1,060 persons. Mr. Alexander believed that Canton and Roath were included in the estimate of 35,000 inhabitants. He did not think it right to determine a matter of such impor- tance when 10 members only were present. Mr. Lewis Reece said, that all the other members had received notice, and might have attended if they thought proper. Mr. Alexander remarked that some of them might be from home, as Mr. Lewis Reece had been for a long time. Mr. L. Reece replied that he was perfectly satisfied with the business transacted in his absence, After some conversation as to the desirability of obtaining some guarantee that government would defray the increased expense if the report were adopted, Mr. Alderman Williams proposed a resolution to the effect, that application should be made to Captain Willis to know whether he would in such case sign the certificate for the payment of one-fourth. Mr. Alexander objected to any resolution being adopted until they were made acquainted with the fact, and it was ultimately agreed that the town clerk should write to Captain Willis to enquire. In reply to remaiks, it was stated by Alderman Williams that the lease of the old cottages at Waterloo buildings, near Hayes bridge, would fall in about twelve months, and all agreed that would afiord a very central situation. Mr. Elliott said that the present lessees would give up possession on bsing paid the year's rent, as they were apprehensive of the cost of drainage, to which they would otherwise be liable. The Mayor said there were complaints against some )f the police officers, which he had referred to the Watch Committee. George Harrison was charged with being drunk and incapable while on duty in Crockherbtown he had been found at half-past two o'clock on Sunday morning, on his hands and knees in Park-lane. He said that he had met a gentleman after twelve o'clock in Crockherbtown, who gave him a bottle con- taining a small quantity of porter, which he said he did not like to throw away. In half an hour after drinkinw it he became insensible, and was so ill next day that he was obliged to send for Mr. Fable's assistant who gave him medicine, P.O, Griffiths said that Harrison "as quite sober at half-past 11 o'clock. Several members said that this showed the danger of drinking anything while on duty, for a policeman might be hocussed by thieves. After some discussion, Hanison was fined in the amount of a. week's pay, in addition to his previous suspension. John Phillips, a recruit, reported for sleeping whll. on his beat at the Docks, was cautioned as to his future conduct. A charge of sleeping in the Station-house, preferred against P.C. Pepper, was declared not proved, Eli Tanner reported for not remaining in the Station- jaid with Charles Roberts, committed for highway rob- be-y, and who made his escape on Monday last, was acquitted, as it appeared thathe was attending to other duties at the time, and that there was nothing to prevent a prisoner getting over the wall at the Station. The Committee then separated,
MERTHYR. DROWNING IS THE WATER COURSE.-On Monday an inquest was held before George Overton, Esq., on the body of Morgan Roberts, aged 5 years, who fell into the Plymouth watercourse, and was carried away by the cur- rent. He was at play with some other boys when he accidentally fell in. This makes about the 30th inquest held by the present coroner on the bodies of men, women and children who have fallen into the watercourse and were drowned. Surely this dangerous place ought to have a protecting fence, as the current ie so rapid that if once in it is almost impossible for a person to recover himself. After a short deliberation the jury returned a verdict of accidentally drowned. CHARTER or INCORPORATION.—A public meeting was held at the Temperance Hall on Wednesday se'nnight, convened by the High Constable in consequence of a numerously signed requisition having been presented to him, signed by two of the ironmasters and most of the leading tradesmen of the town. About 200 persons were present, and the High Constable was called on to preside. Mr. Goodfellow proposed, and Mr. Thomas Stevens se- conded That a petition of the inhabitant householders of the parish of Merthyr Tydfil be presented to Her Ma- jesty's Council to grant a charter of incorporation for the parish." Mr. Frank James, Mr. Simons, Mr. Fowler, and Mr. Overton spoke in favour of the resolution. Mr. Thomas, of the Glantaff Inn, Troedyrhiw, moved an amendment seconded by Mr. William Thomas, ccoper, that the subject be considered that day six months." There were nine hands held up for the amendment, and a forest of hands for the original resolution. It was stated by Mr. Fowler that although Mr. Crawshay had signed the requisition for convening the meeting, he would now strenuously oppose the charter, and that Mr. Clark, of Duwlais, would be neutral, or perhaps he would petit'ioa that Dowlais might not be included. MERTHYR POLICE COURT.—SATUBDAT. [Before J. C. Fowler and J. L. Roberts, Esqrs. THE DRUNKARD'S BRIGADE.—There were 19 sum- monses for offending against the laws of sobriety and good conduct.—Various fines were inflicted. ASSAULT AT DOWLAIs.-Betsey Howells was charged with assaulting Mary Davies, an imbecile old woman, in Iligh-street, Dowlais. Mr. Simons appeared for the de- fendant, and denied the charge. A number of witnesses were called, but none saw the commencement of the qnarre1, and the case was adjourned for the defendant to summon a witness, who saw the whole affair. ANOTHER ASSAULT AT DOWLAIs.-Ann Owens was charged with assaulting the wife of Thomas Evans, pud- dler. A quarrel had previously taken place with the defendant's daughter, and on Thursday last when com- plainant called to see defendant's next door neighbour the defendant went in, and, without speaking to her, struck her two blows.—Fined 5s. and costs. ASSAULT AT MERTHYR. -Dennis Anderson was charged with assaulting Catherine Hayes.—Case dismissed. ROHBING A FELLOW LODGER AT ABERDARE.—Eliza- beth Davies was charged with stealing of Ann Francis, Foundry Town, Aberdare, the sum of JE12 Is., in gold and silver. The complainant hired a room in the house of David Jones, and about a week previously took the prisoner in as a fellow-lodger. On Friday the prisoner got up first, and the complainant saw her do something to her pocket which was in the box. As soon as pri- soner was gone, she got up and went. to look at her pocket, and found that the amount named was missing. She went to the prisoner and told her if she would give back the money she would forgive her; bnt the prisoner denied she had taken the money, and defied the com- plainant to do her worst. When taken into custody, she offered to give the money back if she were forgiven. -Committed for one month's hard labour. MONDAY. [Before J. C. Fowler and D. Evans, Ejqrs.] ASSAULT AT DOWLAls.-Thomas Williams, collier, was charged by Mary Parry, of the Carrier's Arms, with an assault. The defendant went to complainant's house for two mandrils he had left there. She asked him for 6s. which he owed, and a quarrel arose. The com- plainant pushed hiu out of her house, and he threw the mandrils at her and followed her into the house, threw her down, and beat her as she lay on the floor.-Fined £ 0, and in default, six weeks' imprisonment. LICENSES.—This was the adjourned licensing day for public-houses. The old licenses, which had been ad- journed, were granted and new licenses were granted to David Morgan, Mountain Ash Inn, top of Twny- rodyn Nathan Thomas, Puddlers' Arms, Cyfarthfa; and George Watkins, on the Bargoed Branch of the Rhymaey railroad.
THE MURDER AT LEIGH WOODS. John Wiliiam Beale, not Charles Crumb," as was stated last week, the supposed murdered of Charlotte Pugsley, in Leigh Woods, was captured on Thursday at Davrntry, where he was engaged as butler at Badby Ilall, the residence of Captain Watkins, a county magis- trate. When the police officers reached the house Beale was out rabbit-shooting. They remained in concealment for some time, and one of tiiem again knocked at the door, which was opened by Beale himself. Norris, an inspector, from B:Uh, sprang forward and took him into custody the prisoner resisted, and attempted to escape into his pantry, but was overpowered, and the pantry was then searched, and a loaded pistol found. Scale's inten- tion, it is conjectured, was to get possession of the pistol and to destroy himself. In his bed-room were found b)xes of clothes belonging to the deceased, a shirt, the wrist of one sleeve stained with blood, a clasp-knife, also blood-stainf d, and a discharged pistol, with an exploded cap remaining on the nipple. The prisoner turns out to be a married man but his wife, who lives at Daventry, was not molested by the police, letters found on Beale showing that she was ignorant of the murder. After the search Beale was taken to the county gaol at Daventry, where he remained all night in the charge of two con- stables. At half-past fight the following morning Norris and two Daventry policemen started with the prisoner for the station. At 9,20 they reached the Weedon rail- way station, and left for Birmingham, numbers of people who had heard of the affair congregating all along the route to obtain a sight of the prisoner. Arrived at Birmingham, a telegraphic despatch was sent to the Bristol police, and Norris and his party started once more by the 1.10 train on their way to Bristol, which they reached about five o'clock. Hundreds of peop!e had assembled at the railway station, and the greatest excite- ment prevailed. In an instant the carriage containing the prisoner was detected. No arrangement had'been made to keep off the mob, who surrounded the carriage, clambered to its summit, and regularly took possession of it. Several attempts were made to get the prisoner out, but the pushing, and crowding, and shouting seemed to paralyze the officers present, until Superintendent Hand- cock most energetically forced a passage through the crowd, by dint of physical force, and for a moment cleared a little space before the carriage. The prisoner, a little man, handcuffed, was then handed out, and knocked down by the mob, as well as inspector Norris, who was literally thrown upon his bick. For some time, although stand- ing upon a spot commanding a view of the whole affdr, we lost sight of the prisoner, who was on the ground, and we began to fear, from the aspect of affairs, that the mob would anticipate English law by placing the prisoner beyond its reach. After several officers had been knocked down in their efforts to conduct the prisoner to a cab, he was dragged through the mob and safely placed in a fly, which was at once driven off to the Bedminster Union, Long Ashton, where the Somersetshire magistrates had been waiting nearly all day to receive the prisoner. The examination before the magistrates was purely formal, to authorise a remind. The prisoner strongly denied his guilt, and although cautioned, insisted on making a state- ment, admitting that he know Charlotte Pugsley she was a married woman, though passing under her maiden name. On Thursday the 10th, after bringing her from Freshford on the previous day, he handed her over to her husband, whose christian name was George or Thomas he did not know the surname. They were to have seen him on the next day, but as they did not come he returned to Daventry, taking with him deceased's boxes, hoping that they would be applied for. This statement varies from the one made to his fellow-servants at Daventrv I whom he told the boxes and contents belonged to » who was dead, and to attend whose Wr*l t w leave of absence for a week. This is knn ? obtained The prisoner maintained his t0 f fdlse; his statement with a firm hard e-SSi0n' signed short in stature. The fl" i „f r 7 & y°Ung T"' but exnressivp A, I T-a.a.e5 of his face are irregular, woiiliLnV 11' 1 ?lS we cou>d see he has what bl', e 1/2 called a good head, the forehead being a pparently wed dev^io; ed. 11^ hair is black, and it m disorder &Wt his lace. He was dressed in b'ac*, wore a neck-tie nearly white, white shirt, with black mourning studs, and had on a cap. He looked a respectable sort of man, and was calm and collected, except in finishing the latter part of his statement. He answered the questions put to him clearly, but in a low voice, and listened to the proceedings with attention, keeping his eves fixed 0 i the magistrals. The prisoner has been again brought before the magistrates and remanded.
BURGLARY AND MURDER. About 2 o'clock on Wednesday morning a shocking murder took place at Bramall, four miles south of Stock- port. A farmer and grazier named James Henderson, aged about 60 years, lived in a farm at Robin's lane, Bramall, called H .rdy'a farm, and about two o'clock in -4 the mording the family were alarmed by hearing the dil. charge of a pistol or gun in his bedroom, and the unfor- nata man was afterwards fonnrl in b.-d with the left half of the upper jaw shot away and lying in a pool of blood, The eldest son says he was awoke at about 2 o'clock in morning by the discharge of a pistol in his father's room, and getting out of bed, he took down a double- barrelled gun that was in his own bedroom. On opening his bedroom door, which is opposite to tho top of the stairs, he saw on the landing, half way down the stairs near a window there a tall man, ai whom he instantly discharged onebarrel of the gun. The man gave vent to an exclamation of pain or alarm, an immediatelv ran down the remaining six steps. Immediately after this his father's bedroom door was opened, and a light being extinguished at the same momeni three men rushed our and wenf down stairs. They found no trace whatever of the men. There are several very mysterious circumstances about the robbery and murder, but which may probably be cleared up hereafter. One is, that no door or window had been broken open, so that, at least, one of the bur- glars must bave been concealed on the premises, to have let the others in, unless by some accident one of the door& J" .r Another of th03e circumstances is, ntht i°g kept ia the ^d which, that A R R murder. The deceased was found 1 r™ f-n and if the object of the burglars ISS 7 I P'i of a pistol was the surest way to alarmThe'faLny and defeat their own purpose. At first 11 y servant man discharged from the' house on SalTd^ night, but, on inquiry, he was found to have been home all night -James Hendersoe, the eldest son, ha* been apprehended for th« mwW *>r v,;s
MEN M I LL 1 I\ J^ £ S, (From the Leader.) IHE old dispute has been revived on the question ir'i6« ther men should serve in drapers or haberdashers' shops. It is easy to suggest what might be s^id on the negll- tive. The employment is unmanly, keeps women ont of work, stints the army, and degrades a class of fine young fellows who ought to be better employed than in the smiling service of ladies, unrolling ribands, and discuss- ing tints and tissues. There is a good deal of reason in the complaint, the overpowering answer being, how- re:.< th,at 71'1 kave it so, and are not to be con- tradicted. If Eagle and Elgar dismiss their voung men, ladies will go to Hatton and Tatton. Why? Because it is said, they like the idea of being waited upon by smart well-dressed, well-spoken, |allant assistants. Something resembling, in a distant, shadowy, intangible, unacknowledged way, flirtation is at the bottom of it. We beg pardon. We believe it is no such thing. Ladies long experienced in « shopping" will tell you that the o young men in drapers and silkmercers' shops are, as a class, more patient, polite, and imperturbably goodnatured than the young ladies behind the plate glass of the milliners' palaces. The longer your pretty Laura will sit at the counter tossing over shawls, robes, and lace, the pleasauter for the gendeman who has to keep up an agreeable, though deferential colloquy j and it is say- ing nothing harsh of the young lady ass: stant to observe that she does not see the thing quite in the same light. If she be meek and lowly by nature, she may suffer in silence; but if she has spirit, and sees that her customer is not only trifling, but (if a beauty) a "natural enemy" into the bargain, she may make a hostile sign, and snap at the dilatory lady. Whether this or something else be the cause, we believe that ladies in general will not contradict us when we say th it they find themselves more patiently and courteously served by men than by women. Then it is forgotten that service at a fashionable silk- mercer's or draper's is a heavy work. Take up a roll of long-cloth, or a bale of silk, spread out the pattern, re- turn it to its place on the shelf again, and do that for ten hours, keeping on your feet all Lhe time (with a brief interlude for dinner), and every now and then running up a staircase or ladder, and pushing between counters- and if you are Lucy you will wish you were George' while if you are George bu thankful you are not Lucy weak of limb and untrained to the incessant exertion Sometimes, of course, your day's business may be a L18uhtlr?g0;, butwedo find that linendrapers and haberdashers assistants grow naturally hearty upon their labour. Ask any one of them who has had a regular day s work, and he will tell you that nothing is more exhausting. The number of young girls employed I*11? 1. 1jlcrea9ed if a staff of porters were employed to fetch and carry but such a machinery would be dif- ficult to manage, and would, moreover, absorb the lnbour of a class from which recruits for the army might be expected much more reasonably than from among the ordinary shopmen. We do not meet many men in shops where lace, caps, and embroidery form the princi- pal stock. Wherever there are men, rely upon it there is man's work to do. Not entirely muslins and silks have to be arranged so as to flow down the assistant's form and exhibit their coquetries, ribbons have to be unrolled, fleecy and flaky dainties of dress have to be handled by Great Britons fit to fix bayonets; but supposing you turn the young men out of Regent-street, whither will they go? Not to the Horse Guards. You have a military system which is the horror of every class except the lowest. That must be reformed before any one will think it a degradation to be a silk-mercer's assistant, or an honour to be a private soldier.
HOW TO MELT PEARLS. A Roman Governor killed himself because he could not supply his daughter with jewels. Perhaps Miss Clarke, step-daughter of Colonel Waugb, might have driven a stronger Roman to despair. That is to say, un- less she be a type of her graceful class—the elass which clothes itself in soft raiment from Bond-street, and some- times does not pay the bill. Really, however, the ninth statue in the Arabian palace would be unreasonable if it could not walk or rile without parasols at eighteen guineas each, or smile in chandelier light without a wreath of golden roses. Supposing the Maiy in question. to be a lily, what would be the cost of painting it, for a morning at Court? A lace chemisette (we suppose), £5 a white glacé dress, with gold and white lace train. and gold brocade, J55 10s.; a head-dress, with gold wreath and feathers, i5 5s.; ten buttons, f5 a pair of Mechlin lace sleeves, LS 8s. For one afternoon, possi- ply, this may be considered liberal; but what if the painted lily require a fresh coating ten times during the season, upon a similar scale ? Weil, we will waive that. If necessary, let Mary wear real turquoise buttons, green and white Court dresses rich with pearls, point- lace parasols lighter than Indian canopies, shell buttons, silver azaleas, sapphire wreaths, rose point bonnets, crys- tallized silks, and all the houri draperies and decora- tions which dedecked the elegance of Mary, daughter of Mrs. Waugh but there is an item which cannot be par- doned "Dressing four dolls, £12 12s." Whose dolls ? Are dolls ever dressed in this way ? 44 Of course," Miss Mary says. Then say no more of African idols, for if you bedizen a block of wood, or a mass of wax, linen, and sawdust, with exquisite tissues and jewelling, you are not less mad or idolatrous than the worshippers of Mumbo-Jumbo. The costume of a wedding party, in the Waugh family, seems to have cost £ 1,200. And a great horror is excited. Stay a moment: you saw the bridesmaids come out cf the church you admired and envied them. You flatteied the young Cleopitra with her wreath of silver and diamonds. You never thought then that this would come to bankruptcy. After .If, however; bankruptcy is the end of it, and we may think of that when we next see a lady whom it has cost a thousand pounds sterling to conceal her relationship to the Greek ideal. Perhaps, however, there is a Greek precedent. The sculptor put a r"be of gold on his ivory statue; and, in like manner, English living ivory is covered with gold and pearls which have been melted in a West-end crucible.
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s « Clerk expressed himself uncertain whether '.i cr,° "arliament authorised actions being brought e bounty Court. He promised to look over the Act, Q the subject then dropped. a WANT OF GAS. aeputation, consisting of Messrs. Keyse and James, lined^Vilnt.roi^uc^ to the Board, and Mr. Keyse ex- re to vS °!)ject was to make an application rela- roueh Tug^in? property in the old part of the easing" n ^^trict of Cae Crook was continually in- «ly felt p want of proper lights at night was seri- lamDsfn* .fle.a8ted the Council to order the erection The Sur district. dghbourhood°*r Sa^ could not be conveyed to the >wn, and this if ^aesti°n until the main pipea were laid Mr. Keyse tojlf.xPectecl would be done shortly. >wn as they retu ]ed that several persons had fallen ■t, owing to th« ^rom church and chapel on Sunday The fact 8tatL tnt ofllsht. atter for the preaprJ Surveyor put an end to the foject attention at » e ^oard promising to gire the The Chairman tLa fu Ure «me.. n •rtion of St. Wo0l„. ™ ter respecting the paving of ork executed—" ?kurchvard, and the natuteof the ►ived the annrn^f3!111^' instead of pitching —re- 'The meeting <1, 0 members. 8 tfien separated.