FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE. [nEUTER'S IND PRESS ASSOCIATION TELEGRAMS.] -$'" FRANCE. VERSAILLES, Thursday.—The Government will pro- bably oppose the modifications on M. Lefranc's bill. PARIS, Thursday.—It is stated that M. Thiers has offered to M. Pouyer-Qnartier the post of Ambassador at Berlin. PARIS, Thursday.—Rentes closed 5G.50. THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE. PARIS, March 6 (Evening) —The Temps of this even- ing mentions M. Aenoist d'Azy as the possible suc- cesssor of M. Pouyer-Quartier. THE BUDGET COMMITTEE. VERSAILLES, March 6 (10.30 p.m.).-It is stated that the Budget Committee persist in demanding a reduction of 75 million francs in the amount set apart for the sinking fund for 1872. They produce new taxes to pro- duce 140 million francs, and only a further sum of 50 million francs is now required to make up the 265 (? 235) millions demanded by the Government. The committee are willing to grant a small tax on raw mate- rial, excepting textile fabrics, but they reject the in- come-tax on commercial transactions. GERMANY. BERLIN, Thursday. In the Upper House of the Diet, the general debate on the Schools Supervision Bill came to a close this afternoon. AUSTRIA. VIENNA, Thursday.—On the 16th inst., an Interna- tional Conference will be held to adopt measures for Preventing spread of the cattle plague. SPAIN. MADRID, Wednesday.—Preparations aro being made here for an Exhibition in 1873. AUSTRALIA. MELBOURNE, February 16th.-The Rosario has shelled the Island where Bishop Patterson was murdered.
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE. THE TICHBORNE CASE. Nothing has yet been heard of an application for bail the Tichlioriie case. THREATENED STRIKE AT OXFORD. Unless the nine hours limit be conceded, the building Operatives of Oxford threaten to strike. A CORPORATION ACCOUNTANT DISMISSED. Mr. Harris, accountant of the Bradford Corporation, bas been dismissed, and his accounts placed in the bands of an accountant. STATE OF LADY MORDAUNT. The British Medical JOllrnal says that Lady Mordant s still in a state of amentia, and utterly incapable of lnstructing legal adviscl's or taking a responsiqlo course. ACTION AGAINST A MUNICIPAL FUNCTIONARY. At Worcester Assizes, Capt. Hampton, late chief con- stable of Kidderminster, brought an action against Mr. ?'orke, a member of the watch committee, for entering j11 the police book that he had found the plaintifi in- dicated. A juror was withdrawn. THE BREWERS AND THE MALT DUTY. A deputation of gentlemen connected with the brew- Ing trade, waited on the Chancellor of the Exchequer testerday, to urge the abrogation or modification of the "'ewers' license, or the substitution of a shilling per garter duty on malt. Mr. Lowe promised to consider llle matter. THE UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE. The Cambridge took their first row on the Thames yesterday afternoon, in their new Clasper, rowing from itney to Chiswick, paddling thence to Hammersmith, nd then back to Putney, at a stroke of about thirty- to a minute, on the ebb. The imj^ression created favourable, THE VOLUNTEER CAMP. At a meeting of the National Riflo Association held yesterday, the Duko of Cambridge announced that the •imbledon Camp would open on Easter day, July Pth find be ready for the Volunteers to join on the 8th. THE FOREST OF DEAN COLLIERS AND MR. CRAWSHAY. () A meeting took place yesterday between the colliers 11 strike in the Forest of Dean Foxes Bridge Colliery Mr. Ed win Crawsha}'. It is believed that the weight H^estion will be conceded, the colliers consenting to a Adjustment of the rate per ton for cutting. THE TWISS LIBEL CASE. -the Twiss libel case was resumed yesterday at the °uthwark Police-court. Felix Jostrevski, pianoforte fan1"' testified that Count Von Tynseele, 0j ber of Lady Twiss, left his daughter in the charge j. wftness in 1846, the Count then going to Java. She o Gained with him several years, spending the whole of 6 year 1859, until December in his house. In that °nth she went to London but was in constant com- Il^^cati°n with, and under the surveillance of witness U her marriage. He engaged Madam Gelas to teach • The case was adjourned. CL klATANT'S DEMEANOUR IN PRISON. to" conformity with the strict discipline observed vj ai'c\s prisoners in Newgate the "claimant," after th*' 'he usual evening meal, broke off" from rank and retired to his cell at about eight o'clock, tu ?re be was left the remainder of the night undis- cl» except, of course, by the night-watch. The j. laifint, after his first shock upon being informed that ,xvould have to go "at once to the Old Bailey," re- Hied his wonted coolness and self-possession which uot, up to the time of our writing these re- tajis> for a moment forsaken him. Upon beiDg him11 into Newgate, the officials who conducted the' ^ere were informed by the governor that of lr^?sP0nsibility had so far ceased, upon intimation the they took their departure. The claimant 8C 11 appeared to breathe more freely; and, after the room in which he stood, he waited, as it for instructions as to his next move. He was w,. bi the ordinary way his name, to which he HtUjj • Roger Charles Doughty Tichborne." The 1)0 je was accordingly entered in the prison entry- C; -He was then informed that it was customary pro Prisoners to hand over all money and other ciaig about them to the custody of the gaol offi- spie'P0l:i this intimation he forthwith took out a heay1 watch, to which was attached a lie n °bain, and handed it at once to the officer. £ °ck a large gold snuff-box out of his waistcoat ^ith n' lilce tlie watcb, being elaborately engraved beetl Tichborne coat of arms. These articles having Sold entered, he pulled out a purse containing 11 air>0na!ld s°me loose cash, which, in the aggregate, f°Ho\v nd to £ 74 8s- Cd- Ho was tb.en tol(i to <soaa gaoler, which ho accordingly did, and. was ^bereCli one the ordinary cells of the prison, tl)e ie was informed he would be located for sto0i He sat himself down on a wooden fully gave a heavy sigh. He then looked thought- fol<jj his cell which contains a hammock bed, a slate fy, a8ainst the wall, a wash-hand basin and bail win 7es' an^ then said, "Ah, well, I suppose the be here before long." The officer then left fii'sfc* ni/1,0' ,as already mentioned, he has passed his °t the i Newgate. According to the report llQoriun(»1'C s1iePt well and soundly, and was up this ^ety o *= 1I1 apparent good health and resignation to his s'ated th11^1- Although Lord Chief Justice Bovill i^st be a W^s necessary by law that the committal t 1 Grim-6 w^b at the next Sessions of the Cen- ^°make fi? ^ourt, on Monday," as he had no power u^ood +Vi0 committal for any other time, it is well un- next Seesions do not commence till the 8 th of April.
HOUSE OF LORDS. Their Lordships met at four o'clock. BANK OF IRELAND CHARTER BILL. The Bank of Ireland Charter Bill was read a second time, on the motion of the Earl of MEATH. MISCELLANEOUS. The Irish Church Act Amendment Bill and the Public Parks' Ireland Rill passed through committee. The Earl of MALMESBURY called the attention of the Government to the unsatisfactory manner in which the Act for regulating traffic in the Metropolis, was enforced in consequence of the limits of the supervision, authorised by the Act not having been sufficiently extended. He complained of the nuisance caused to foot passengers by the unloading of coals, etc., on foot pavements of certain streets, like Baker- street and Oxford-street, in which there- was considerable traffic, and suggested that those thoroughfares should be added to the list in reference to which the powers of the Act were exercised. The Earl of MORLEY said that the Act referred to was applied to the principal thoroughfares, and others were added from time to time, as occasion arose. The noble Earl's complaint should have due consideration. THE IRISH MILITIA. The Earl of LIMERICK moved for returns showing the numbers of Irish militia present at the last training, and the number on the roll of each regiment, on the 1st of March last, and enrolled in the militia reserve on the same day. After a few remarks from the Earl of LONGFORD, who pointed out that there were, fortunately, in Ireland, a good many workhouses without tenants, which might be used as military barracks, Lord NORTHBROOK stated there was no objection to the production of the returns and that lie was glad to mention that the result of the training last year was very satisfactory, the number of recruits being fully as large as was anticipated, while this year it was believed that the force would be brought up to the full establishment re- quired. With regard to the empty workhouses, they had already been utilised to a great extent, and the Govern- ment would continue to take advantage of them in the future. After some remarks from the Marquis of CLANRICARDE, the motion was agreed to, and the House adjourned at five minutes to six o'clock.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.—THURSDAY. The Speaker took the chair at four o'clock. CORRUPT PRACTICES AT MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. Mr. H. JAMES gave notice, that on Wednesday he would ask leave to bring in a bill for the prevention of corrupt practices at municipal elections, and the creation of a tribunal to establish the validity of such elections. THE LICENSING QUESTION. Sir R. ANSTRUTHER gave notice of his intention to move that no scheme of licensing would be satisfactory, which did not give to the ratepayer a concurrent voice with the magistrate in determining who should have licenses. BALLOT BOXES. In reply to Lord MAHON, Mr. F ORSTER said that in the case of contested parlia- mentary elections, in the event of the Ballot Bill passing, the cost of ballot boxes would be defrayed by the candi- dates. Sir J. ELPHINSTONE asked if the boxes would remain the property of the candidates. Mr. FORSTER said they would be in the same category as the hustings. THE POPE. In reply to Mr. KENNARD, Lord ENFIELD said the Government had received no information of the intention of the Pope to leave Rome, and no application had been made to the Government to place at the disposal of the Pope a residence at Malta or any other place THE NEW MILITARY DISTRICTS. In reply to Sir J. PAKINGTON, Mr. CARDWELL said that great pains had been taken in preparing the depot centres for the military districts, but of course some of them might be changed on recon- sideration THE TICHBORNE CLAIMANT. Mr. EYKYN, who characterised the 'case as one of unsur- passed magnitude and unparalleled audacity; asked whether taking into consideration the absence of a public prosecutor, it was the intention of the Government to un- dertake the prosecution of the person who laid claim to the Tichborne estates, and such other persons as might have been implicated therein. Mr. SCOURFIED asked a further question whether it was true that the person calling himself Roger Tichborne had been that day liberated on bail, and had left London. The ATTORNEY-GENERAL said that at the conclusion of the trial yesterday, he had made a statement; hat the Government were prepared to take the matter up, and conduct the prosecution. That however would be. a matter of course in a case of thi° kind, without reference to a public prosecutor. The hon. gentleman must excuse him for saying anything about any other person, but the question was one that was undergoing careful and anxious consideration. With regard to the question of bail he had received no public or private information in the sub- ject. MASSACRE OF CHRISTIANS IN JAPAN. Mr. EGERTON gave notice that to-morrow he would ask the Government if any information had reached the Foreign office, as to a wholesale massacre of native Chris- tians having taken place in Japan. # SCOTCH EDUCATION BILL. On the motion for the second reading of the Education (Scotland) Bill, Mr. AUBERON HERBERT complained that the manner in which the Bill dealt with religious teaching was utterly opposed to the traditions of the Liberal.party, and of a retrograde character. Whilst he fully recognised the ster- ling qualities of the Scotch people, he was not insensible to the narrow prejudices which prevailed amongst so many of them, and, therefore, he felt it to be his duty to move as an amendment, that this House, whilst it strongly ap- proves of the provisions which require sufficient school accommodation, and the attendance of children at schools, is of opinion that a school rate should not be employed, di- rectly or indirectly, as a means of giving religious teaching. The Bill, as it stoed, would perpetuate and intensify religious dissensions in every parish, especially in the large towns of Scotland, where its operation would be most prejudicial to the purity and health of religious and moral feelings. Mr. WHITE seconded the amendment. Mr TREVELYAN deprecated the opposition to the Bill as dictated by a desire to pay off old grudges upon the Government. The question before the House was to pro- vide the best possible education for Scotland, and as the Bill was, or could be, made acceptable to the Scotch people, he, although an ardent Secularist, could not for the sake of any private views, which too were not likely to be realised, oppose the second reading of a measure that would develope and complete the noble sys- tem of education in Scotland by giving it that organisa- tion in which it was at present defective. Mr. C. DALRYMPLE was extremely desirous to pass a Scotch Education Bill this year, but he did not consider that any bill would be better than no bill, and believing that this sweeping bill was a bad one, he was of opinion that it would be better to delay the settlement of the question. The bill attempted more than was required. but his chief objection to it was that it left the question of religious teaching to be decided in each locality by the School Boards. J Mr. MCLAREN, after a lengthened criticism of the pro- vision approved of the bill as a whole. ^F-R" POWELL strongly denounced the objects and motives of hon. member, who had proposed the amend- ment and his friends. Mr. GRAHAM said he believed that the majority of the people of Scotland would appaove of the Bill, although na stated at some length the provision to which he ob- jected. Mr. MCLABREN lexplained the reasons why he sup- ported the second reading. He believed that the State was just as much bound to administer to the spiritual as to the physical wants of the people, and that it was in accordance with the wishes of the people of Scotland, that there should be a united moral and literary education, with a separate religious teaching; and that the Bible should alone be taught in the schools. Sir G. MONTGOMERY opposed the Bill on the ground that it would interfere with the parochial schools. He hoped that its operation would be confined to the large towns and that it would be considerably modified. Mr. GOURLAT, whilst objecting to the amendment, did not approve of the Bill bscauso its tendency and effect would be to perpetuate the denominational system. Mr. FoRTESCUK admitted that the Bill wiis the best that had as yet been offered to Scotland, but they were paying a high price for it in admitting" the principle of concurrent endowment Mr. ORR EWING- hoped that.,the House would lay aside religious or party differences, in order to obtain the best system of education for the 92,000 children of Scotland, who were growing up in ignorance. He approved of many portions of the bill, but feared that compulsion would be impracticable in Scotland, as compulsory vacci- nation had been in England. He did not regard the re- ligious difficulty as inseparable they were willing to make great concession to sever the schools from the church, but they would not hand them over to a board elected by t4 householders Dr. PLAYFAIR said he had some diffimlty, judging from the speeches which had been made, in understanding why there was an Education Bill for Scotland at all before them. This was no less than the seventh bill that had been brought forward, so that at least three generations must grow up with or without edu- cation. The Scotch, however had all avowed that there was no lack of education in Scotland, but if they ex- amined the facts of the case they would find that there was ample ground to justify the Lord Advocate in bring- ing forward this Bill.- Formerly the Church took charge of the education of the people, and attended to it closely, but now that the State was willing to co-operate with them,, they were willing to accept its co-operation. In h's opinion there was no real difficulty in the religious question, for the time was past when Parliament could make a country religious by propagating religious dogmas which the people would not receive. Examining the pre- visions of the Bill he objected to the centralisation under the Privy Council which he feared would reduce the standard of the teachers. He thought that all the schools should be supported out of the rates, and that the ratepayers should be the managers and he was,ure that in Scotland they would manage the schools excellently. The Bill as it stood would extend low English elementary education to Scotland, whereas he wanted to raise still higher the Scotland standard, which even now was higher than the English. Mr. GORDON could not consent to oppose the Bill by means of ana bstract resolution. He was willing to go into Committee where the Bill could be, as it must be, ma- terially amended. They had a noble system of education Scotland, and except in the large towns, especially in Glasgow, and a few remote districtsof the Highlands, there was no educational destitution. The attendance was as high as in Prussia. Their object was to meet the deficiency in the large towns and elsewhere and they ought not to destroy the parochial system which had conferred such benefits upon Scotland, over-riding every principle upon which they had previously attempted to legislate. He hoped that nothing would induce the people of Scotland to part with their old plan, which would be the case if this Bill passed in its present form. The Scotch system, which had produced such great secular results, was established as a religious one, and, indeed, with such a long established system in harmony with the feelings and wishes of the people. They were bound to proceed cautiously before they established a new system, which he feared would destroy all the merits and advantages of the present glorious national system, one which hitheato had been regarded as the model and the most satisfactory one possessed by any country. The LORD ADVOCATE admitted the benefits which the present system of national education had conferred upon Scotland, but his object was to develop it in accordance with the progress of the age and the necessities of the time. He desired to organise the system with the view of securing a general and higher standard of efficiency amongst the teachers, and an adequate pro- vision for them. Every encouragement was held out by the Government; and by securing a larger share of the grant by a higher standard of efficiency, they would have every motive of self-interest, inasmuch as it would tend to help rather than increase the rates. The House afterwards divided. For the second reading. 238 For the amendment. 6 Majority for the Government. 232 The House adjourned at 1.50.
TREDEGAR PARK COURSING CLUB. The Spring Meeting of this important Club took place at Tredegar Park, near Newport, on Thursday, and both as regards the number of entries and the charac- ter of the coursing, the proceedings were in every way satisfactory. There was a large attendance of spectator from the surrounding district, including Lord Tredegar and the principal members of the society. The follow- ing was the result of the first day's courding:- THE NEW PARK STAKES.—A four Dog Sapling Stake. at 23 3s each. Winners tlo 10s. Second 1:3 2s. Mr. Racster's mns bb Reullura beat Mr. John Hughes's w f bd d Hoax Mr. James Hole's bb—(Randolph—Cantabile) beat Mr. John Thomas's f d Tichborne. II. Ruellura beat Mr. John Hole's b b and won. THE CLEPPA PARK STAKES.—A Four Dog Sapling Stakes, at R3 3s. each. Winner, jBlO 10s.; second, £2 2s. Mr. James Hole's bk and w b (Randolph—Cantabile) beat Mr. Tom L. Brewer's bk and w b (RockettBlack Veil). Mr. H. W Punchard's b d and w d (Cock Robin- Princess Mary) beat Mr. W. Yorath's w b and b Yarrowdale. II. Mr. Hole's bk and w b beat Mr. Punchard's bd and w d, and won. THE CASTLETOWN STAKES.—A Four Dog Sapling Stake at 93 Ss. each. Winner, elo 10s.; second, 22 2s. Mr. W. Yorath's bk d Yokena beat Mr. T. L. Brewer's rd and w b (Rockett—Black Veil). Mr. H. H. Punchard's wand bdb (Cock Robin-Princess Mary) beat Mr. W. H. Gibbon's bk and w d Grace. II. Yokena beat Mr. Punchard's w and bd d, and won. THE DUFFRYN STAKES.—A .Four Dog Sapling Stake- at £ 3 3s. each. Winner 210 10s., second R2 2s. Mr. W. Yorath's wb Young Blanch beat Mr. T. L. Brewer's fd (Turk—Nancy). Mr. Blake's bk and wd Bold Idea beat Mr. W. H. Gibbon's bk and wb Grief. II. Young Blanch beat Bold Idea and won THE TREDEGAR PARK STAKES, at R3 10s. each for all Aged Dogs (unlimited). brst dog tl9, second 98, third 22, fourth C2. Mr. John Thomas fd Rainbow beat Mr. David Evait's w and bb Wood Pigeon. Mr. J. L Hurndall's fd Raparree beat Mr. Dd. Evans's bd b Weasel. Mr. W. H. Punchard's bk and wd Prefect beat Mr. John Thomas's f and wd Mountain Dew Mr. T. L. Brewer's w and rb BL beat Mr. W. D Cole- man's bk d Beaufort. Mr. Racster's nms w and bk d Regulator beat Mr H W. Punchard's bd and b Patti II. Rainbow beat Raparree. B;L. beat Prefect. Regulator a bye. » THE RUPERRA CASTLE STAKES, at £ 3 3s. each, for dogs pupped in 1870 (unlimited). First prize R15 second, 96; third, 22 2s. fourth, J62 2s. Mr. H. W. Punchard's b and w d Pat McGrath beat Mr. W. T. Clarke's bl and w d, Maid of Gelly. Mr. C. Jordan's f d High Pressure beat Mr. H. W. Pun- chard's bd b Pride of the Village. Mr. Racster's nms r b Rhubarb beat Mr. John Thomas's bk and w b Blue Bonnet Mr. W. Price's r and w d Prince of Prussia beat Mr. W. Yorath's b b Lady Craven. 11. Pat McGrath and High Pressure ran an undecided course. Rhubarb beat Prince of Prussia. The meeting will be continued to-day.
-= MAESYCWMMER. The third entertainment, in connection with the Sunday School of the Baptist Chapel at the above place, was held on Tuesday last, when the attendance was very large, The chair was occupied by Mr. LI. Jenkins Miss Jones and Mr. Williams kindly presiding at the harmonium. The Pengam choir sang several pieces, and were the chief attraction of the evening. Mr. Parry's little daughter sang the Rose of Lucerne in a very creditable manner Mrs. Edmunds, of Pengam, Mr. Beechy, and several others very kindly took part in the entertainment, which gave great satisfaction.
CARDIFF. AT THE LEVEE, on Wednesday, Lieutenant A. C. Bruce, R.E., was presented to the Duke of Edinbugh, on behalf of the Queen, by his uncle, the Right Hon. H. A. Bruce, M. P. Lieut.-Colonel Sir John Cowell Stepney, M. P., R.M., was also presented by the First Lord of the Treasury. B VND OF HOPE FESTIVAL.—.The annud festival of the Band of Hope, in connection with Hope Chapel, C mlon. Wis held on Thursday night. Mr. Emery presided, and there was a large attendance of the members and friends Trie chairman opened the proceedings wi h "n address, after wh.ie\}.a prOTatnl11e of Illllical performances, readings, and recital ions was rendered in an admirable manner. The contributors to the evening's pleasure. besides the choir, were the Misses A Yard, J. Tieseder. M Miller, and E. Williams; Master J. Jones, and Mossrf. Emery, Sed lon, Tieseder, D. P. ice, E Evans, A. Jones, D. John, E Phillips, Ford, L. Lbrk." G Coole, Fifoot, Emety, W. Gronow, L Rein. A Marsh, and A. bmi h. THE CIRCUS.—This evening (Friday) the performances are for the benefit of the twin-sisters Vaidis, whose marvellous exploits upon a lofty wire have been one of the chief attractions at this excellent place of en- tertainment during the past few weeks. On Saturday a feature of a novel character and of special interest will be introduced in the form of a jumping contest, in which six Cardiffians will compete. Monday night, when new performers will make a lirst appearance, is the benefit night of that old favourite of the circus patrons, Mr. D. Hutchinson. His spirited efforts, in conjunction with his partner, to provide amusement for the Cardiff people, his personal popularity, and the undoubted attractions of an entirely re-modelled programme, will, we feel assured draw an immence audience. NILT. WOODIN IN CARDIFF.—On Monday and Tuesday next this popular favourite will give his attractive enter- tainment, at the Stuart Hall. As it is probably the last visit he will pay to the town, before his retirement from public life, we may confidently anticipate that large audiences, will attest to the undiminished interest felt in the amusing entertainment with which his name has been so long and successfully associated. DISORDERLIES.-At the police court, on Thursday, be- ,ore Mr. G Phillips, J. Galavan and T. Donovan' were charged with being drunk and causing an obstruction. P.C. 49 said he was on duty in Herbert-street at twelve o clock,, and saw the defendants fighting and causing a great disturbance. He had previously cautioned them. Galavan was fined 3s. and costs, or seven days, and Dono- van 10s. and costs, or fourteen days. Thomas Anderson, also charged with being drunk and riotous in Herbert- street, was fined 5s. and costs, or seven days' imprison- ment.. THREATENING'THE MANAGER OF THE COLLEGE IRON- WORKS.—-On Wednesday, at the Magistrates' Clerk's Office, Charles Nell, a Norwegian, was charged before Mr. J. S. Corbett, with threatening to shoot John Howells, manager of the College Ironworks, at Llandaff. The threat was made because Mr. Howells had dis- charged him from the works. The defendant said he did not really intend to injure the complainant. He was or- dered to find two sureties to keep the peace for fourteen days, in £5 each. He was locked up in default.
SWANSEA. The Great Western and Swansea Canal Companies Lill, and the Severn Tunnel Bill were read a second time on Wednesday night. Petitions have been presented by Mr. Hussey Vivian from Llanthrithyd, Briton Ferry, Llantrissant, and Llan- fabon, against the alteration of the Education Act; and from inhabitants of Ystalyfera, and from the Calvinist Methodists of Skewen, in favour of aiterations in the Education Act. HARBOUR TRUST.—A special meeting of this import- ant trust was held a few days ago and after considerable discussion it was resolved almost unanimously to recom- mend to the trust the construction of new docks at Port Tenant for the exclusive use of steamers visiting this port The site chosen is admirably suited on account of its great convenience, and steamers trading there would relieve both the North and South Docks of much of that pres- sure of business and crowding, which at present so much interferes with the expeditious discharge of cargoes and the shipment of coals. ODDFELLOWSHIP.-The annual supper of this order took place a few days ago, under the presidency of his worship the Mayor, and Messrs. Livingstone and Yeo, members of the Corporation, and other influential towns- men, were present. Among the speakers was Mr" Living- stone, who observed that Mr. Abernethy, C.E., visited the harbour last week, and inspected the whole of the drops and wharfage grounds, and expressed himself most favourably as to the facilities of the port. RESIGNATION OF INSPECTOR BUCK.-We are informed that Inspector Buck, who has been connected with the police force here for a great many years past, has sud- denly sent in his resignation. ADDRESS TO SIR WILLIAM R. GROVE.—Mr. R. A. Essery, the Town Clerk, has, at the request of his Wor- ship the Mayor of Swansea, issued a circular to all the members of the Corporation, inviting their attendance at the Guildhall to-morrow (Saturday), on which occasion, immediately after the opening of the Commission of As- size, an address of congratulation under the common seal will be presented to his lordship. SWANSEA HOSPITAL.—The secretary of the Swansea Hospital has informed us that the proceeds of the annual hospital ball amounts after paying all expenses to no less a sum than £50 thanks to the untiring exertions of the hon secretary, Mr. F. C. Scott. The secretary also in- forms us that the Rev. C. T. Heartly, has kindly handed to him the sum of £ 315s. 6d., the amount of a col- lection at the Swansea Grammar School, on the Thanks- giving day. The Rev. N. Hair Harris, has also handed over to the secretary of the same institution, a cheque for two guineas, collected on the same day, at Nolton Chapel- of-Ease, Bridgend.—An abstract of the resident Medical Officer's report to the Weekly Board, from Feb. 29th to March 6th, 1872 :-In-door patients, remained by last report, 48; admitted since, 4 discharged—cured and relieved, 3; remaining, 49. Out-door patients, remained by list report, 254; admitted since, 59; discharged- cured and relieved, 43 died, 2; remaining, 268; visited at house, 14 new 48 old. Medical Officers for the week, physician, Dr. Padley: surgeon, Mr. H. Hall; John Lloyd, L R.C.P., London, Resident Medical Officer. Committee who attended -Mr. Wm. Stone in the chair. Messrs. S. S. H. Horman Fisher, J. T. Jenkins, Samuel Morgan, F. J. C. Scott, D. Williams, H. W. Crowhurst. Sunday—Religious Services performed by Rev. J. Owen, and Mr. A. Parnell. Wednesday, .no services held, BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—The usual weekly meeting was held in the Board-room yesterday (Thursday), when there were present—Messrs. Thomas Phillips (chairman), J. T. D Llewellyn, and Edward Bath (vice-chairman), Thomas Harry, John Davies, John Williams, Phillip Rogers, G P. Evans, David Jones, Zephaniah Evans, William Llewellyn. E. F. Daniel, Thomas Glasbrook, J. T. Jenkins, and Richard Richards. Mr. Mewson's journal shewed^that there were 270 in the house, as against 260 in the corre sponding week of last year admitted during the week, 10 discharged, 5; dead, l. The minutes of the last meeting were read and confirmed. Two tenders were received for the erection of a weighing machine in the Workhouse, one from Evan Hopkins, at £ W, and another from the Millbrook Company, for £ 21. On the motion of Mr Rogers, seconded by Mr. Llewellyn, the tender of the Millbrook Company was accepted. The report of the visiting committee was read, which stated that the house was in its usual clean condition, speaking" well for the management of Mr. and Mrs. Hewson, the master and matron. The committee also reported that a saving of 28s. was effected by the use of Australian meat for one dinner a week, and it was resolved that it be used henceforth twice a week. Tenders for the advertisements were receive I from the Western ftIatl Cambrian, Swansea arid Glamorgan Herald, and the Swansea Journal, when it was proposed that the advertisements should be inserted in the four papers named above. An amendment, was moved to the efleet that the South JValcs Daily News and the Ferret should be added, The Board divided, when there appeared 7 for and 9 against the amendment. The original proposition was then put as a substantive proposition,0 and was declared carried. This being all the public business, the relief lists were proceeded with.
CAERPHILLY. DRAWING EXAMINATION —A drawing examination took place yesterday in both schools of this place. Two mem bers of the committee of each school attended to conduct the examination. LECTURE.—On Wednesday evening last, a lecture was delivered in the Baptist Chapel, Caerphilly, by Mrs. Williams, of Llangloffan Pembrokeshire (Rebecca Mabus), on Woman's Obligation to the Bible (Dyled Gwraig er Bibel). The attendance was very good. The chair was occupied by the Rev. D. Richards, Caerphilly, and on the platform were the Revs. T. E. Rowlands and D. F. Ellis The proceeds were devoted to the British School funds.
| ABERDARE. VESTRY MEETING.—On Thursday a meeting of parish- ioners was held in the vestry of the Parish Church* The object was to elect three members of the Burial Board and appoint auditors. After Mr. D. P. Davies, Ynyslwyd House, had been elected to the chair, Mr. Evan Griffiths proposed, and Mr. Samuel Jones seconded the proposi- tion, that the Revs. Dr. Price and J. Evans be re-elected, and Mr. William Davies be elected as a new member of the Burial Board. Unanimously adopted. On the motion of Mr. Evan David, seconded by Mr. S. Jones, Messrs. W. T. Wells and David Edmunds were appointed auditors of the past year's accounts. A vote of thanks to the chair- man terminated the proceedings. EARLY CLOSING AIOVE-NIE.NT. -An agitation is being got up by and in behalf of the tradesmen's assistants in town, to secure to the latter, if possible, the advantages of early closing. Circulars are being delivered to employers to urge the desirability of closing shops at seven o'clock, and on Thursday at five. LOCAL BOARD or HEALTH.—The ordinary meeting of this board was held on Thursday, when the Chairman, Mr. 11. H. Rhys was sufficiently recovered from his re- cent accident to resume the chair, but there was not much business to transact. The Surveyor reported that the bridge over the Cynon, at Robertstown, had broken down, through the collapse of a buttress and a letter was read from the Coroner on the dangerous character of this spot, a man having- been found drowned in the river, who was supposed to have fallen over here. No order was made upon the matter. The plan and estimate of the private improvement in Fforchaman-street were read and approved of, and, on the motion of the Chairman, they were ordered to be carried out, subject to some mo- dification of the line of the 12-inch sewer. The medical officer of health reported that since the 1st of January, and down to the 2nd of March this year, there had been 317 cases of small-pox in the parish, of which 44 had ter- minated fatally.
NEWPORT. THE SERVICE OF SACRED SONG.—The performance of the Pilgrim's Progress service of song was given on Wed- nesday evening, in the Schoolroom of the Baptist Chapel, Commercial-street, by the Sunday School Singing Class. The room was crowded in every part by an audience who appeared most thoroughly to enjoy this musical treat afforded them The meeting- partook somewhat of the nature of a religious service, and was commenced and concluded by prayer, Mr. Henry Phillips and the Rev. J. W. Laure officiating. The "service" consisted of read- ings from Bunyan's "Pilgrim" alternately with musical pieces illustrating the readings, in some of which the audience were invited to unite. Mr. Laure, in his usual clear and distinct utterance, read the prose portion of the work, and Mr. Jenkins, the teacher of the class, con- ducted the musical portion, ably assisted by Miss Gregory at the pianoforte. All the pieces were very effectively rendered and showed that much care had been bestowed in the training of the many voices, which, whether in solo, duet, trio, or chorus, blended in a beautiful harmony.
ST. NICHOLAS. On Wednesday, at a petty sessions held at the police station, before the Rev. Roper T. Tyler, chairman, Rev. Henry Thomas Lee, Dinas Powis, and Mr. L. K. Bruce, the license of the Treharne Arms, Tumbles Hill, St. George's, was transferred to Ann David, widow of the former landlord.—Ann James, of Penmark, summoned Edward Williams, of Porthkerry, a married man, as the father of her illegitimate child. The defendant was ordered to pay 2s. per week arid 10s. for the midwife.— John Bryant, of Penmark, known as John of the Basket," was summoned by P.C John Beere for being drunk and riotous at Per.mark. on the 12th of February last, and was fined 5s. and costs.—John Griffiths, St. Nicholas, summoned by P.C. Rutter for not reporting to the police that his sheep had the scab, was let off by paying 7s. 9d. costs.—Thomas Jones and Thomas Roberts, of Bonvilstone, charged by P.C. Rutter with the same offence, were let off by paying 7s. 9d. each costs.
NEATH. SEIZURE OF Fisii.-Superii-iteiidei-it Phillips, on Wed- nesday, took possession of a quantity of stale cod fish, which was exposed for sale in the Neath market, by a man from Swansea, named Crump. While the fish was being removed, the man absconded, leaving the remainder of his fish behind, but he will, doubtless, be summoned to appear in answer to the charge. THE PONY CASE AG-iiN.-Thomas Scriver was brought up before the Mayor on Wednesday, on a warrant, charging him with obtaining money by false pretences from Mr. G. J. May, and a man named John's afterwards took it from Mr. May's field, and was charged with steal- ing it, but discharged, he recovered damages from Mr. May for false imprisonment, and also obtained the value of the pony in a 'County Court action, several persona swearing that they saw John's bargain, and pay for the animal at the King's Head. Scriven is now brought up for selling it as his own. Some important disclosures are expected to be made at the remanded hearing to-day.
LLWYNYPIA. FATAL ACCIDENT.—On Wednesday evening Mr. Geoi. Thorns, formerly of No. 32, Chariotte-street, Cardiff, clerk in the Glamorgan Coal Company's offices at Llwyny- pia, was taking the numbers, &c., of the coal trams, the train unepexctedly started, asd he was pressed between the buffers. He walked a few yards, and then fell against the man who was leading him. He was carried to his lodgings about a quarter of a mile distant. The doctor was immediately in attendance, and pronounced the case hopeless. Deceased died in twenty minutes. His parents were Scotch people, who came to Cardiff when he was an infant. They took apartments at Mr. Hughes. The mother died, and very shortly aftewards the father died on the African coast. Mr. and Mrs. Hughes took charge of the deceased, and his sister brought them up as their own children. ———
MACHEN. JUBILEE SERVICES—The friends at Adullam Congre- gational Chapel, have been successful in their efforts to pay all the debt on their chapel, and on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings they held a series of meetings to commemorate the happy event. On Tuesday evening at seven the Rev. W. Williams, Abercarne read and prayed, and the Revs. W. Jansen Davies, Newport, and T. Rees, D. D., Swansea, preached. On Wednesday morning at ten o'clock the Rev. D Richards, Caerphilly, opened the meeting, and the Revs. E. Hughes, Penmain, and Dr. Rees, preached. At two p.m., the Rev. D. Davies, (C. M ) read and prayed, and the Revs. W. Jenkins, Pentre, Swansea, W. Jansen Davies, and Dr. Price, Aberdare, preached. The same gentlemen again preached at seven in the evening. The friends at Adullam have worked very hard indeed, and according to the statement read by Mr. Phillips the building secretary, there has been gathered between 21,700 and £1,800 in the last ten years, towards different objects.
TYDEE. DR. LI\ INGSTONE. On Tuesday evening, a lecture on the above subject was delivered at Bethesda Baptist Chapel, by the Rev. N. Thomas, Cardiff. The chair was taken by tne Rev. John Thomas, pastor. The lecture which was illustrated by diagrams, was highly instructive and interesting. There was a very numerous and respect able attendance. ———
PONTYPRIDD. MEETING OF VESTRY.—A special vestry was convened at the Llanwonno parish Board-room on Thursday after- noon, to submit to the consideration of the vestry copies of memoranda, and a copy of a circular issued by the Local Government Board (Medical Department), urging the necessity of immediately providing hospital accommo- dation for small-pox patients in this parish, under the pro- visions of the Sanitary Act, 1866, Sewage Utilization Act, 1865, and other Acts in force providing for sanitary im- provements and for the purpose of asking the ratepayers, in vestry assembled, to pass a resolution or resolutions to empower the local authorities to carry out the provisions of the above mentioned Acts in this parish. Mr. E. Evans, of Mountain Ash, in the chair. Severalletters and circulars of the Government were read, and ifter a long discussion, in which all the ratepayers present took part, the fol- lowing resolutions were unanimously carried—1. "That this vestry, by the power given it by the 37th section of the Sanitary Act, 1866, put in force in this parish the duties of Nuisance and Sewer authorities in reference to epidemics and small-pox." 2. That the vestry consider the ques- tion of erecting a permanent hospital premature; but resolves to provide accommodation or temporary place for the reception of the sick, including the requisite attend- ance and maintenance of such sick inhabitants of this parish when required."
At the Worcester Assizes yesterday, John Smith rail- way foreman, obtained £ 155 damages, for injuries sus- tained by his wife by an accident at the Midland Railway Company's station, Birmingham,