THE WELSH SUSPENSORY BILL. MR STUART REN DEL ON "THE DUBLIN CASTLE OF WALE." On ^"■one-day night at c. Martin's Town Hall. Charing Cross; London, a crowded and enthusiastic meeting was held in favour of Welsh Difccstab!ishment. The chair was occupied by Mr Stuart Ki.-iid?l, M.P. "Tim Men of Harlech having been lmtgmticontiy rendered by the Ca.ru iu Nation. Choir, under the direction 01 Mr C. Emlyn Jones, 11. A.M., letters were read from several puolic gentlemen regretting their inability to be present and expressing their approval of the agitation ior the D.sestab'.isbnient of the Welsh Church. The CHAIHMAN* said tliey had reason to congratulate each other at the pro- gress they were making m that light which was nearest and dearest to their heart- (Applause.) Young Wales had -poken emphatically on the subject, and they and :1. decided majority in Parliament in favour .'if Welsh Disestablishment. (Cheers.) Still the | Ecclesiastical drum was being beaten very strongly by those who were always strongly moved by the question of "loaves and fishes." The Bishop of Manchester and the Bishop of Rochester had respectively called the Suspensory Bui as "in,;oLnt," unconstitutional," and cowardly. These were big words, but the Yemarkabio thing was that it was a right and necessary preliminary to the Disestablishment or the Church in Wales. At present the Church "CC:lll,id1 thi pü>,¡tic>n-that as soon as :1. m'in was invested in any office in jr, be had by law a freehold life-interest in it.. In other churches the eh-rgyman was treated in the same way as members of other professions. If through incom- petence or old age he was unable to do his work, or he was not wanted by the public, he took the consequences, and was not employed. (Hear, near,) The tocsin had been sounded, and notice was about to be given that the Welsh people were not going to allow these extravagant interests to continue much longer. (Loud cheers.) He pointed to the scandais that were daily takiifc place in the Church, the scandals of bankrupt vectors and drunken clergy. (Cheers, and dissent, accompanied by cries of "Turn him out.") He asked whether these scandals would )>• permitted in any other denomination ? | (No. no.) Welsh Disestablishment would do good to the English Church because the first rhmg its members would do after the settlement <'f tue_questi.m would be to look alter its own discipline. No church that could not support itself without State nursing was worthy of being called a true church. (Applause) The WeJsh had the oldest Church, the oldest language, and the oldest literature in these islands, and they had the intelligence, too. (Cheers,) Wales in- tended to have its own will in the matter of Welsh D establishment. (Loud and prolonged -heer.ng.) 1 he Church at present was nothing nor the Dublin Castle of Wales. (Applause.) Resolutions in support of Disestablishment and urging the Government to press forward the Suspe.sory Bill this session were enthusiastically adopted.
ACTIVITY (IF CHTRCH DEFENDERS. Larbes were 1 u ■iiy engaged in Cardiff on Wednes- day securing signatures to petitions against the Suspensory Bill. The canvassers made a house- to-house visitation. At a meeting of the Men,byr branch of the Court:!) of England V» orkmg Men's -Society a rnso.utioiy was passed protesting against the prop:»»a,s emliodted in the Wel-h Suspensory Biti. A meeting of Churchmen, under the presidency of the Vicar (the Rev N. J. Willums, B.A.), was held on Tuesday evening at the Parian Rooms, 1>ontypri,:ci, when a resolution protesting agi\jJl.. the Suspensory Bill was adopted with unanimity. It was also resolved to take measures immediately to prepare petitions, and arrange for a public meeting to be held in Pontypridd during Easter week.
A WARNING TO NONCONFORMISTS. TO THE EI.UTOit. SIR,—Since the introduction of the above Bill the indignation and the hatred of the clergy appear to be boundless. Ntver in the history of Wales has such a feeling been manifested. The whole fraternity, from the curate to his excel- lency the oi,shop, are moved from the very founda- tion of their existence, and are still moving, and are, by all appearance, likely to continue so until they be removed to move no more. Were all the State-aided churches of Wales on wheels and darting cut of the country at a terrible speed with their light load of attendants (but heavy one of tithes), the run and the rush to set the breaks on would not and could not be more comical than the unequalled and unprecedented galloping of to-day. I should like, sir, in these lew wonh, to call [ the immediate attention of every Nonconformist I !n Wales to the glaring injustice and the disgrace- ful methods and plans that are adopted to swell the names on these vain petitions that will be bundled on to the House of Commons to con- ,titute a series ot second-hand weapons in the eands of such valiant Church defenders as those I gentlemen that so conspicuously figured during the first reading of the' aoove Bi 11: Not only are I Nonconformists coercerl by hmdlords to sign, not only are the inmates of different public institu- tions constrained to sign, but all manner and kinds Dr other tactics are adopted, and that by gentlemen, many or ,iwl1I are thought to be hbovt -board and too honourable to ad0pt any- thing bordering on what has been and is daily adopted to secure success to their desperate efforts. I will enumerate a few of the1D, aud if the gallant Bishop of St. Asaph doubts my state- ments, chapter and verse can tie easily and with pleasure supplied. 1. A general question is first asked to find out the true bearing-s-, and then comes, And you are in favour of Disestablishment'—"Yes" is the answer.—"Very good," replies the curate, And you are not in favour of the Suspensory 15:11 to postpone better finish with it at once —" Yes, finish with It, indeed; wo have waited long enough.—"Sign this, then, if you please- V' 'Do/.ens of the old and illiterate inhabitants of Wales have thus been induced to sign. 2. Many have signed in mistake for a petition in favour of Local Option. 3. Others have been frightened by the idea that the rates will be higher, the clergy becom- ing poor and uo possible chance to assist the needy. 4. \Ve know of some that have been amply rewarded for signing it. To our grief and heart-rending sorrow, we are cognizant of the fact that hundreds of stalwart Noucontormists have been already allured to the net, and 90 per cent. of them through ignorance. Fellow-Nonconformists of dear oki Gwaiia and Gwent, heroes of so many nobly battles, and the heritors of such glorious traditions, do not now prove traitors—stand firm to your principles, unwavering by the Sag of freedom and religious equality. The battle will soon be over, the smoke is ciearing away, and when the morning dawns the pagans of victory will echo and re-echo through the hills and dales of our beloved land.—I an.,& Tydu, Mom, March 13th. T. G. JAMES. TO TUb: EDITOR. SIR,—Many thanks are due to "Noncon- formist, Cwmavon, for his timely letter in your issue of the 11th inst. All Nonconformists ought to be on the alert in every town and village throughout the country, as a house-to-house canvas has already oeen e0tlJu¡tJIlced 111 earnest III some places for signatures protesting against the Suspensory Bill. As "Nonconformist" says, the matter is utterly strange to the mass of the people, and the Church people know- ing that, are inventing the most untruthful state- ments in support, of the cause. The lies and deceit practised by them in order to induce persons to sign their petitions are shameful, and goes to show that they are wholly devoid of Christian principles. A Church canvasser m this district called at a certain establishment in the place, the proprietors of which are members of the Church, where a young ladies and young men from 15 to 21 years of age are em- ployed. Of the duzwn. four only are attending the Established Chinch, the remaining eight being Nonconformists. Those attending the Church immediately attached their names to the petition,. the others, not inclined to do so. left the iaithiul cauvasser to meditate over their flight. Not being content with their first refusal, he went in search of them, On finding them he began to restate his case, which was something similar to this:—"Really, would you like to see our church, and churches in other places, closed against us and transformed into market-places or demolished ? Well, that is the very thmg they are trying to do, and it is only reasonable fos us to petition against this most unfair and unjust measure. We want a place to worship in, the same as the Noncon- tormi-ts." Needless to say, this clever ruse suc- ceeded in its wicked ^intentions, and the young people, knew not the object of the Bill, were persuaded to sign their names tn the petition, having been most scandalously misled as to the true nature of tlíe Bill. The foregoing is an example of the scandalous }J1'"ctic;duIIC ill the support of an alien S trite- supported Church.—I am, &c., CASWR CYFJAWNDER. Brynanv.nan, March 11-th, 1893. TO THK WMTOR. 8If1.-1 beg [I) reiterate tue sentiments ex- pressed in d A Noneon's letter which appeared ) iu your Monday's i.ue. Tilt: friends of the Establishment are particnhrJy active in aJ1 parts of the country, endeavouring by all means-hr and foul-to obtain signatures in favour of their petitions. I biW," heard of several cases where poor, uneducated people have been deceived into signing contrary to their wishes alld opinions. Tu many It; 1:S a matter of perplexity why t1l1Oj petition is got np. It is ;uteuct811 t" prove that Wales is averse to Disestablishment and Dis- endowment. If the opinion of Wales on the matter is desired, the answer given at each general election ought to be conclusive. Every elector is then free to vote as his conscience dictates. Iht, sir, my object ill writing j, to -uggest that as the Conservative party has adopted the plan of opposing the Suspensory Bit! by means of a petition, the Libera! party should accept the implied challenge, and get up a petition in favour of the measure. — lam, &e., Clvnderwen, March 14-th. ANOTHER NONCON. TO THE KDITOTT. SIR,—Being anxious to warn the public as to tile methods adopted by interested parties of the State Church in soliciting signatures to a petition on the Disestablishment question, I will thank you to give publicity to the following facts. During my absence from home on Monday last my wife vva- waited upon by a man asking her if she was in favour of the Established Church or I otherwise. My wife replied in the negative, upon which the canvasser asked her to affix her own name and that of mine to a paper which was pro- duced. Not fully understanding the contents of I the same, she signed both our names. On being acquainted with what had transpired, I at once expressed my disapproval of the action. My wife then called on the canvasser, requesting to have both names erased. She was then lU- formed that she ought, not to have told me any- thing about it, and further that it WiI" too late to have the names erased, as the petition had been ¡ forwarded to the curate for despatch. I waited upon the curate, informing him of what had been done, at the same time requesting him TO allow me to take the names from the paper. He there- upon replied he had not received it. I then retired on his promising to take them off the fol- upon replied he had not received it. I then retired oil his promising to take them off the fol- lowing day. I merely wish (through the medium of your paper) to warn the public against being duped in'o signing any papers, the contents of which they are not conversant with, by the over-zealous and noble defenders of the State Church of England in Wales.—I am. &c., J. H. SAW DAY. Bedlinog, March 14th, 1893.
ELECTRIC LIGHTING AT CARDIFF. LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD INQUIRY. WATER-POWER v. STEAM. An inquiry was held at Cardiff on Wednesday, before Colonel Charles Henry Luard, R.E., all inspector under the Local Government Board, into an application mude by the Town Council of the Borough of Cardiff to the Local Government Buard for sanction to borrow £ 32,500 for purposes of electric lighting, and L5,350 for works of sewerage and street improvement. Mr F. C. Lloyd, depniy-t-own clerk, attended, with Mr Harpur, borough engineer, and Mr \V. 1I. Mas.sey, the electrical expert em- ployed by the Corporation. There were also present Alderman^ Rnvis, Mr Sydney Walker, and Mr Thomas Webber. The first part or the business dealt with was the proposed loan of £ D,.$50 for drainage purposes, Mr Harpur briefly showed the growth of the town in recent .years. In 1861 the population of the borough was 32.9S4-, in 1871 56,911, in 1881 82,671, in L891 123,840, and it was now estimated at 137,000. The number of inhabited houses had mcreased from 9,35? in 1875, to about 21,000. I Iio scheme in hand proposed the widening of Aewport-ioad at the extreme end to a width of 60 feet, Lord Tredegar giving the land, and ,g i s<-v.erago works IN Whitchurch-road and Allan's- bank. — Alderman Lewis, A- chairman of the Public Works Committee, concurred with the Borough Engineer as to the necessity cf the pro- posed works. There being no other question, the Inspector declared that portion of the inquiry closed. He would desire to see the localities at a later stage. I They would now deal with the electric lighting scheme. Mr F. C. Lloyd saiii that it was proposed to utilise land belonging to the Corporation, valued -tt Mr WIN. Harpur, bsreugh engineer, said that j for some years previously to 1890, the Brush Electric Lighting Company had an installation at Cardiff, and supplied electric light to a large number of customers, but in that year many of their over-head wires had become so decayed through AGE^ a.- to be unsafe, and the Board of Trade then insisted upon the wires of the company being placed underground. As a result tie- company closed their station, and in October, 1880, ceased to supply light. Up to this time there was ? steady and increasing demand for electric light, and, judging from the number of consumers which the Brush Company had, there appeared to be every reason to antici- pate a fair demand for electric light and motive power when the works of the Corporation are established. The present application was to enable the Corporation to carry out their under- taking. The works now proposed to be established [ formed but one-fourth of what it was con- templated might be ultimately required, and the further additions would be added as the demand for electricity increases. The site adopted was at a distance of about one mile from the compulsory area of supply, but ;t had the great advantage of being alongside the Great Western Railway, where the coal and stores, etc., cculd be delivered directly into the works, and at a Liepth of seven or eight feet below the surface an abundant supply of water could be oHtained for condensing purposes. He pro- duced plans, etc., for the use of the inspector. Mr W. II. Ma ssey said that he was a member of the Queen's Household, M. Inst. C.E.,M. Inst. Meeh, E,, M. Inst. Electrical Engineers, etc. He had been actively engaged in electric lighting and electrical work generally since its introduc- tion into this country, and during the last eleven years he had investigated and reported on several electric lighting schemes for both public and private purpos-s in Cardiff. He was well acquainted with the town and neighbourhood since 1873 and, although he had for many years, and of his own choice, not ached for local authorities in other dis- tricts, he readily undertook the duties of consulting electrical engineer in this case. bo- lieving that Cardiff was one of the few places in the kingdom where electric lighting might be carried on at a profit, and where the whole of the work connected with the establishment and maintenance of the necessary works could be placed under the control of the Borough Engineer I and his staff, thus avoiding the complications which had arisen in other towns where an elec- trical engineer had been specially appointed to take permanent charge of such work<. He pro- duced the following copy of the approximate estimate of expenditure approved by the Cor- poration :— poration :— £ High tension mains, boxes, pipes, and laying 3,500 fow tension ilo. dn, do, 4,^00 Transformers, underground chambers, switches, <fcc 2,000 Arc light mains, lamps, posts, boxes, pipes, &c. 3,100 Boiiers, feed pumps, &:< 2,500 EngintJ, steam pipes, and condensers 3,500 Dynamos, switch boards, and accessories 5,00) Buildings, chimney, travelling crane, &c 5,607 5C0 Contingencies 1,039 SITE 1,354 Total £ 32,500 Replying to the Inspector, Mr Massey and Mr Harpur pointed out that in the compulsory area, I situated in the main part of the town, thev were obliged to complete their work by Juiy, 1893, and they could afterwards extend their operations under thoir powers. I Alderman Lewis said that under those powrs they could compete with the Gas Company for lighting purposes. Mr Massey said the Board of Trade had approved of the scheme. Mr Sydney F. Walker desired to poin t out to the Inspector the fact that there were coming into Cardiff four million gallons of water per diem, and they came in at a considerable pres- sure, which became larger as they went further back. The total was something like 1,000 feet, and he would like to ask what objection there was to water-power being used in place of coal. j Mr Massey said that Mr Walker had devoted a great deal of time lately to writing to the local papers, but he (Mr Massey) thought that Mr Harpur and himself had finally disposed of the question already. They had been two-and-a-half years going into this water supply scheme, and they had taken everything into account—water power, refuse destructors, and the rest. Mr Harpur said that with a life-long experience of waterworks he knew they could not possibly rely upon the regularity of the supply, nor j'pfhaps upon the quantity. After further discussion, Mr Walker expressed himself as satified, but wished tho information had been given sooner, After a little passasre-at-arms between Mr Massey and himself regarding the tone of the interviews and correspondence in the Press, Mr Walker went on to say that part cf the Corporation scheme was to light the streets with arc lamps. He desired to call attention to the rapid headway made by the large incandescent lamp, which was rapidly displacing the arc lamp. The Inspector The patent for the incandescent lamp will shortly fall through, and then is it not expected that they wdl be cheaper and better than at pre-ent ? ¡ A technical ARGUMENT ensued. Mr Thomas Webber asked if nothing could be done to utilise the Taft river. There was a good ¡ deal of talk at one time about a weir, and this, if carried out, would be a valuable source of power. Mr Massey said the project would 0 cost £ 300.000 and save £ 6,000. The inquiry then closed. Colonel Luard being- taken by tiie borough engineer to inspect the various localities mentioned during the inquiry.
THE RECENT FIIIE AT CARDIFF MARKET, A QUESTION OF COMPENSATION. A meeting of the Property and Markets Com- I mittee of Cardiff Corporation was held in the Council Chamber on Wednesday, Aid. D. Edgar Jones presiding, there being also present Alderr man 11. Cory, Councillors W. Lewis, H. White, W. Evans. and E. Thomas, the Borough j Engineer (Mr W. Harpur), and the Clerk | (Mr Cornish.) — The Clerk read a re- J port by the Burougti Engineer regard- nig '_h fire which broke out in the Cardiff Market on the 3rd inst, by which three shops J were gutted, namely, those of Geo. L. Aston, Messrs Singer and Co,, and Messrs Talbot and Sons, and uainage was done to several stalls and shops and to the riic-. Borough En- gmeer added that the origin of the fire I WAS not exactly known, but the supposi- tion was that the person in whose shop thw outbreak occurred had left a lighted candle when he went away. Ho thought the stock in that case was uninsured. In reply to Councillo- j Evans, he said there were no oil stoves used in any of the shops.-—The Clerk read claims for compensation from Mr Aston, from ilfi- C. Williams for £4 17s 6d, Messrs Talbot and Sons for £ 10, and Mr Hilbonrno for £ 4-,— In the course, of conversation on the subject, JFC was stated that none of the J parties were insured.—The Chairman pointed out that they had no legal power to give compensa- tion and Councillor White added that they could only go upon the ordinary principle of ¡ iandlord and tenant.—It was decided to notify the claimants to that effect, and to ad vis 3 AIL the tenants in the market to insure.
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APPOINTMENT OF PROFESSORS. OBJECTS OF THE SCHOOL. A special meeting of the Council of the Uni- versity College of South. Wales and Monmouth, snire was held in the library of that institu- tion on Wednesday, afternoon for the pur- pose of making appointments to the Chairs of Anatomy aud Physiology in the medical school. Dr Edwards presided, and there were also present Principal Viriamu Jones, Professor John Rhys (Oxford), Mr John Duncan, ihe Rev J. Morgan Jones, the Rev Win. James, Mr Thomas Da-vies, the Rev David Evans, Mr G. C. Thompson, Dr J. LI. Treharne, Rev J. D. Watters, Rev A, Tilly, and Mr Louis Tylor. Three candidates for the chair of anatomy, and two for that of physiology, had been selected to appear before the Council, and those gentlemen having been heard in support of their applica- tions, the meeting, on the motion of Dr Treharne, seconded by Prof. Rhys, appointed Dr Alfred W. Hughes, lecturer on anatomy, Edinburgh, and Dr John Berry Haycraft, of the physiological department of University College, London. It is understood that the emoluments attaching to each chair are about C350 per annum. THE NEW PROFESSORS. Dr Hughes, who is a Welshman, and 31 years of age, has already distinguished himself. As an undergraduate in the University of Edinburgh he gained amongst other honours a medal in the Senior Class of Anatomy. In Jury, 1335, lie graduated as Bachelor of Medicine and Master in Surgery (M.B. and C.M,) in the University of Edinburgh, and obtained the member's diploma of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (M.R.C.S.). During the same summer he was of- fered theposcfof Senior Demonstrator of Anatomy at Surgeons' Hal), and held the position for two years. After leaving Edinburgh in 1887, he entered private practice at Fiint. In May, 1889, at the invitation of the Executive Committee of the School of Medicine, Surgeons'-square, he re- turned to Edinburgh to undertake" the lecture- ship of anatomy in that school, a position which he still holds. In the autumn of 1889, he was elected a Fellow of the iioval College of Sur- geons of Edinburgh (F.R.C.S.E.), and after a test examination received the recognition of that College as a lecturer in anatomy. In May, 1891, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (F.R.C.S. Eng.), having, during the spring of that year, studied surgical anatomy and operative surgery m the University College, London. During March and April of the present year he carried out an extensive investigation bearing on the .inatomy of the human vertebral column in the Topographical Department of the Anatomical Institute 111 Leipzig under the late Professor Braune. He has had consider- able experience in the preparation of anatomical specimens and in the arrangement cf anatomical rooms, and generally in the work involved in organising a new anatomical department. It may be added that Dr Hughes produced 28 first-class testimonials, amongst those giving them being- Professor Sir George Humphry, Cambridge; Professor W. Rutherford, Edin- burgh Professor Struthers, Aberdeen Dr Patrick H. Watson, surgeon to the QUEEN in Scotland Professor J. Cossar Fwart, professor of com para- tive anatomy, Edinburgh and many prominent medical men iu other English and Scotch Universities, besides Continental pro- feasors eminent 111 the profession. Dr Hughes is the author of seven or eight anatomical works which have received favourable recognition ,Ivoll in the medical profession and by the medical Press. Numerous extracts from his book on The Nerves of the Human Body have been introduced into a recently-published French anatomical work (" Traite d'Anatomie Medi- by Dr Charles Fere), and he has granted permission for the reproduction of part of the same work in the Bengalee language. It may y also be added that, in compliance with the wish of the late Professor Braune, a great part of his work on the Vertebral Column has been pub- lished in German in the leading German anato- mical periodical (A-rchiv fiir Anat.omie umlPhysio- logic), of which Professor Braune was co-editor. Dr J. B. Haycraft, who has been appointed to the Chair of Physiology,bears qualifications of the highest order for the position. Thirty-five years of age, he graduated 111 the year 1878 as a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Medicine, and !Nlt-ter of Surgery in the University of Edinburgh. He subsequently took his Doctorate in both science and in medicine, and was awarded a gold medal for his thesis 011 the histology of the Chelonia. Having determined at the commencement of his career to devote himself to teaching and re- search, he spent the winter session of 1378 79 in Leipzig, with the object of acquiring a more complete knowledge of the various methods employed in physiological investigation. He then returned to Edinburgh, and was ajjpointed to the post of demonstrator of physiology in the University, under Professor Rutherford. In the summer of 1881, he was ap- pointed to the newly-founded chair of physiology at the Mason College, Birmingham. At the close of the spring term of 1887 he received an invitation from Professor Rutherford to replace him in the duties of the Edinburgh Chair during the following summer and winter sessions. Recently Dr Haycraft has been conducting researches in the phjsiolcgicdl department of University College, London. He has published several treatises. Dr Haycraft's application submitted as many as 38 testimonials, including references from the Senate of Mason College, Sir Douglas Maclagan, Edinburgh Dr McKendrick, Professor of Physi- ology in Glasgow University, Dr De Burgh Birch, Professor of Physiology in Yorkshire College, Leeds, and many other eminent men in England, Scotland, and the Continent.
OBJECTS OF THE MEDICAL SCHOOL. With the appointment of a professor of anatomy and a professor of physiology, a practical s tart has been made with the School of Medicine project. The University College authorities, naturally enough, delayed making any specific arrangements in connection with the Medical School until they could have the benefit of the expert advice of their new professors on the spot. There is now, however, no reason whv a. com- mencement should not be at once made JI1 the direction of a practical adoption of the scheme. For the advantage of the uninitiated, it may be explained that with the establishment of a school of medicine at the University College in Cardiff young men who desire to be- come members of the medical profession will not be compelled, as at the present time, to go to London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Bir- mingham, or Bristol, to get that education which is comprised in preparing them for the first, and possibly the second, M.B. examination. They will be able to obtain it nearer home, and when obtained it will be of as good a quality as that procurable 111 any other part of obtained it will be of as good a quality as that procurable 111 any other part of the country. Here they will be taught anatomy, physiology, chemistry, botany, and a certain amount of physics. They will be in- culcated into the use of the microscope, and taught analytical chemistry. Then, in the second part of the course, students will be taught scientific and practical surgery, midwifery, and medical jurisprudence, and will receive highly important training in an hospital. There wili be a certain amount of clinical teaching, i.e., practical bedside work, given in the wards of the Infirmary, than which there could be no better school. At a large hos- pital like this, and with a comparatively snJall number of students at first, there will be opportunities for being practically taught which it is impossible to set in London or any other large town where the students are numerous. Of late years, the scientific side of medicine and surgery has become more and more important; and to obtain a good qualification, such as A University degree, or one of the higher qualifica- tions iu either medicine or surgery, a man must have been thoroughly grounded In the whole of the scientific department of his prefession. To get a University degree or a fellowship of the College of Surgeons, or membership of the Royal College of Physicians, to get the higher qualifications of the medical or surgical collegos, the student must be well up in I the scientific departments and at the college at Cardiff there will be splendid facilities for im- parting information in that direction, while at the Infirmary there will be afforded unexcep- tionable opportunities for laying the foundation of a good clinical knowledge of disease and injury, especially on the surgical side. Thus with the opening of this Medical School, which, we understand, will be in the mouth of October next, a highly important addition will have been made to the already goodly list of scientific institutions of which Cardiff bas so mud. reason to be proud.
INEW MAGISTRATES FOR HAVERFORDWEST. The Lord-Lieutenant for the town, Sir Charles Philipps, Bart., has added the following gentle- men to the Commission of the Peace for the town of Haverfordwest :— Mr C. F. Kgerton Allen, M.P. Mr John Da wkins. Air Thomas Lev/is James Mr Henry Erasmus Edward Philipps. Lt.-Col. R. W. Esmonde White, Haverfordwest. Mr W. Howell Walters, Harrolustou Hall, Broad Haven. Mr \V\ Pavies George, Haverfordwest. Mr George Richard Turner Phillips. With the exception of Mr James, editor of the Conservative local journal, all the other gentle- men are Churchmen.
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THE WELSH UNION. ANNUAL MEETING AT SWANSEA. The annual meetings at the Women's Welsh Liberal Union was held at Swansea on Wednes- ) day, and they were characterised by a large attendance of delegates from various parts of the Principality. The delegates met at the Congre- j gutiona! SciiooIroomR Walter-road, and discussed in private the annual report. The report, among other things, stated :— There are now 37 associations, and the membership of t great number has been largely illcraseù since last j ear, uhilst three more are in process of formation. The Welsh Union has been of great importan e in con. nection with the Women's I,iberal Federation, to which all the Welsh Associations, ith three excep- tions, are affiliated. Almost incredible as it appears, the vital question of Welsh Disestablishment hall not previously been brought forward in the great coundJ I Ir.2eting of the Libentl women of Great Bntam. but- owing to the action of the Union, nearly all the Welsh associations simultaneously sent np las year (1832) ItS t subject for discussion a resolution in favour of Disestablishment, which had been unanimously passed at Aberystwyth. This resolution, thi-retore, appeared on the agenda of the Women's Liberal Federation in May, 1892, and was proposed by Mrs Wynford Philipps, seconded by ;\li: Gee, supported by è.everal 1<l.di..s, and carried unanimously, amidst il "Célle of remarkable enthusiasm. The Welsh associations were re- 1 presented by eighty-four <iele¡!;ates, about one. eighth of the total l1umb'r (this was a great] contrast to previous yea's, when not l1Iore I than ten Welsh delegates had attended). A e0Ibiderable number "f tlelcga,e frO!:1 North Wales abo attended the Liverpool CoufClence of the Women's Liberal Federation, held at the time of the annual meeting of the Men's 1,j1eral Federation, and 11llÍn"rsal praise was given to the practical and erue4 Liberalism shown by the women in their speeches. lile Union has also eomributell its share to the success of tbe Vberal party in Wales at the general election. il1ce the formation of the Cnion, 100 meetings of valÎous kinds, but of a political Ilattlre..11:we b ep held, and upwarùs of 7,0C0 women are Included In tlleir membership. The committee feel it their duty to draw attention to the financial statement, which shows that the income of the Union 1'1 not at all com. mensurate to the magnitude of its work, and thus has only been able to proceed hy the ungrudging personal e110rts of individual women, who have gi.en their time to forward H., in many cases where it has involved a pecuniary sacrifice to do fJO. The total receipts amounted to £167 4s, and the expenditure to ELKCT;ONT OF OFFICERS. The election of ufficers resulted as follows :— President, Mrs Wynford Philipps; hon. secretary, Mrs Eva Maclaren hon. treasurer, Mrs Vaughan Davies auditor, Miss Connah Boyd. I) IS;: ST A B LIS It ME NT. On the motion of Miss Ada Thomas (Haver- fordwest), seconded by Miss Bessie Thomas, and supported ? by Mrs Price Hughes, it was re- solved :— That we record our deep satisfaction that the Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone has expressed the intention of the Liberal Government to bring forward next Session a measure for the Disestablishment and Disendow- u.er.1 0f the Church 0f England in Wales ami we call j on the Welsh members of Parliament to bring into cmstant public notice the great evils and injustice of the present Church sys em in the Principality, and to lose no suitable opportunity of urging the Government to prss forward the Suspeusorv Bill through its re- lllamllJg stages. Riders expressing appreciation of the services of the Welsh Parliamentary party in pressiug for- ward the question of Welsh Disestablishment, and condemning the means adopted to obtain signatures to petitions against the Suspensory Bdl were added to the foregoing. Bit! were added to the foregoing, 'MISCKtiLANKOUS. Resolutions were subsequently adopted in favour of Women's Suffrage, thanking Mr Asquith for appointing female factory inspectors, urging the formation of Trades Unions among women workers, condemning the placing of further restriction on women's labour, &E. It was agreed that the next annual meeting of the Welsh Union be held at RiJyl, either a fortnight before or during the Easter week, unless circumstances rendered it necessary to alter the date. The committee were empowered to issue a badge, this to be a Welsh harp in green and white bearing the motto, Be just and tear not," and a Welsh motto to be chosen by the committee. In the afternoon an open conference was held at the same place, when there was a crowded attendance. Mrs Maclaren occupied the chair, and called upon Mrs Reid to read a paper on Women and Local Boards," in which the necessity of having women members cf Boards of Guardians was especially urged. — Miss Brock (Swansea), who is a probable candidate at the next Board of Guardians election at Swansea, and 1\1rs Wynford Philipps having spoken, a resolution WAS submitted to the effect that women should be made eligible for election in all local government bodies, and declaring the right of women to vote for and to serve on district or parish councils.—Countess Alice Kearney seconded, and hoped that an effort would be made during the present year in Wales to^get more women on the Boards of Guardians. —The motion was adopted. TEMPEKANCE REFORM. Mrs Hughes, the wife of the Rev Hugh Price Hughes, of London, read the next paper on Temperance Reform," and gave some interesting incidents of her life in London, showing the evils of the drink traffic. This experience led to the conclusion that personal abstinence was of the first importance. There was also the Government measure of Local Option, which deserved the support of all women who were so greatlv affected by the drink traffic. Mrs Hughes also attached considerable import- ance to Sunday-closing.—MR3 Morgan B. Williams did not think the Government measure went far enough, for she thought a bare majority of voters of any district should have the right of veto. (Cheers.)—Mrs Massingberd, of Gunby, proposed a resolution urging the necessity of giving the inhabitants of a district power of the direct veto.—Mrs Reynolds, of Narberth, seconded, and Mrs Bishop, of Swansea, and others supported.—The motion was adopted. THE AGIUCULTCRAL QUESTION". Miss E. K. Jenkins, of Carmarthenshire, read an interesting paper 011 the question of agricul- tural reform, having special reference to Wales. She advocated the three F's fair rents, free sales, and compensation and fixi ty of tenure.— Miss Gwenllian Evans, of Newtown, moved that the Conference learned with satisfaction that the Government will promptly issue a Commission to enquire into the conditions of the tenure of land in Wales, and calling upon the women of the Principality co assist in each district in securing evidence which will lay the whole case of the farmers and labourers before Parliament. In submitting the resolution. Miss Evans, who spoke as an expert on this question, said she did not know what good the proposed Commission might be able to effect but of one thing she was certain, and that was that it would be necessary that the witnesses who gave evidence as tenant farmers should be protected. (Cheers )—Mrs Wynford Philipps supported, and the motion was uuanimou1>1y adopted. THE UNION AND ITS OBJECTS. The last paper of the afternoon was read by Mrs Wynford Philipps, the subject being, The Aims and Objects of the Welsh Union of Women's Liberal Associations." In an animated address the President dwelt upon the work which had already been accomplished, and the necessity there was for greater activity. The annual re- port showed what progress had been effected, and with what success some of the women of Wales had entered upon what was called public life. Their aim was to introduce home into the world, and although of course they assisted their own sex to get a proper recognition of their position, they at the same time contended that their work was one which would benefit humanity. (Cheers.) She appealed for further financial aid to carry 011 the good work. — Mr- Thomas, ot Haverfordwest, moved a resolution urging on all women who care for Home Hole, Disestablishment, Women's Suffrage, Temper- ance, and other reforms, to join the ranks of the active workers and to become members of the great Union of the Liberal Women of Wales." The motion was supported by Mrs Gwilym James and other ladies and carried with acclama- tion, which brought a most successful and enthu- siastic conference to a close.
THE EVENING MEETING. GREAT GATHERING AT THE ALBERT HALL. Oil Wednesday evening a great meeting was held in the Albert-hall. Mrs Wynford Philipps presided, and she was supported by Countess Altce Kearney, the Hon Mrs Pelham, Mrs Massingberd, Mrs Hugh Price Hughes, Mr and Mrs Cory Yeo, Mr M. Bodkin, M.P., for Roscommon, Mr Fisher, secretary of the Liberation Society, and a large number of ladies. The PRESIDENT, m opening the proceedings, apologised for the absence of Mr E. J. C. Morton, M.P., Mr Burnie, M.P., Sir E. Reed, M.P., Mr Frank Edwards, M.P., Mr Spicer, M.P., Mr Eferton Allen, M.P., and others, who were detained iu London by their Parliamentary duties. They could weU exease their absence when they found they had by being 111 Parlia- ment that day carried the second reading of the Welsh Veto Bill by a majority of 35. (Loud cheers.) Mrs Philipps then went on to speak of the work of the Welsh Union, said already they had done much ;;ood. They were going as a Union to do everything they could for the sake of Wales and for the sake of the world. They wanted to be very straight, very simple, and very strong in their work. Their motto was, "Be just and fear nut," and they would be just, and not just a little bit afraid. (Laughter.) On their programme were three great resolutions—Home Rule, Dises- tablishment, and Women's Suffrage. Homo Rule would come this year. Disestablishment next, but when would Women's Suffrage? When they had a Tom Ellis among the women or a Lloyd-George, and that would not be very long. (Cheers.) Mr BODKIN, M.P., then addressed the meeting, and at the outset thanked the Welsh people for the splendid service they had done in the cause of Ireland, and promised them that when the time came that Wales required tho assistance of the Irish it would be most cordially forthcoming. (Cheers.) The Irish had given tiie Welsh a good lead In the past 011 the question of Disestablish- ment. They had shown how the trick was done. They had plucked down an alien creed that trampled down the jioor and humbled itself to the rich man. The Irish now [said, "Go thou and do likewise." (Cheers.) Tile same thing might apply to Homo HuJ", but when the Irish took precedence on that question it was certainly not an unjust demand. (Cheers.) He read at length a quotation as to the treatment of Irish members under coercion, and asked whether the Irish Wtre to have:\ fair amount of freedom or return to coercion ? No. He was sure the English, led by "gallant little Wales," would give them the act of justice thev craved. (Cheers.) The present Bill on its irain lines gtve a real nnion to the Empire, and beund them all in a grand confederation of nations to resist all foreign powers. It satisfies the natural aspirations of men, many of whom, he knew to his own knowledge, were, for the sake of the Irish cause, willing to face im- prisonment, and even death if need be, in promot- jng- the cause It seemed to him the Unionists had abandoned any real attack upon the principle of the Bill. Mr Chamberlain said the last, time h" could not support Home Rule because the Irish member- were not retained, and now he said be must oppose it because they were to hr,>. He (the speaker) suggested that rile real solution of this question would be to leavo the Irish Im- perial representation just as it is, aud, he argued, were this done none of the incon- venience of clashing expected would result. Alluding to Ulster, he said that little corner of Ireland, if it could not get its own way against tile whole of the country, to come out and fight. Now he did not think they need trouble about that. (Laughter.) They had the generalissimo in the House of Commons, He was a slightly able but rather comical old gentle- man. He (the speaker) sat by his side, and they were the best of friends, so he asked him would he give him quarter? He (Mr Bodkin) had now ceased to hava a personal interest ill the matter, for he was promised that his life would be spared. (Loud laughter.) They had had the same old joke trotted out before. (Cheers.) IT made its last appearance at the time of Disestablishment, when the Orangeman said if the measure were passed the i Queen' Crown would be kicked into the Boyne, that the guns of Derry were ready to sweep the Catholics off the face of the earth, and that the Ulstermen would line the ditches and yet, when the Church was disestablished they quietly and very sensibly put it in their pipe and smoked it—(cheers)—and the pivsent performers would the very day and hour the Queen's signature is affixed to the Home Rule measure. (Cheers.) Why, when they talked of lining the ditches ir. was their breeches pocket they intended to line. (Cheers.) They spoke of maintaining the in- tegrity of the Empire. He did not believe they knew the meaningof the word integrity, and eer- tainly they never practiced it. (Cheers.) Then I hey were threatened w]th opposition from the House of Lords. What claim had the Lords to stop it except that they were children of their fathers ? Why, they apoeared in public through the Di vorce Court more than anywhere else. (Cheers.) Was Lord De \VaJden'i vote to be the majority of one which was to stop the progress of the king- dom ? (Cheers.) After an eloquent peroration Mr Bodkin proposed a lesolution rejoicing that Home Rule had passed its first reading. Councillor CORY Y EO seconded, and said it was not the Home Rule Bill which had had such a deprecatory effect on Irish securities, but the Orangemen had caused the want of confidence which had shown itself in financial circles by their threats of bloodshed and civil war. The resolution was carried with one dissen- tient. Mr FISHER, of London, then moved a resolu- tion in favour of Disestablishment and calling on women to stand shoulder to shoulder with men to obtain the recognition ot the principle of religious equality, and declaring it to be the duty of women to influence Parliament and public opinion on behalf of this great reform. He saw 111 the So,Uh IVales Daily News that the Bihup of Llaudaff accused the Nonconformists of endeavouring to rob the Church of her endow- ments. He would make a little allowance for the chagrin of their Church friends under the circum- stances of the hour, but would like to explain the difference between robbers and Disendowment. If A went to B and took from him what A had no claim to that would be robbery, but if A wen; to B with respect to property in which both wen- in- terested and insisted that it might be used so that both might get IHE benefit of it, that was Disendowment as the Nonconformists under- stood it and the Welsh people intend it. (Cheers.) The Church had now restated to petitions, and if one-hundredth part of what he had been told since he came down was true,very peculiar repre- sentations, not to say misrepresentations, were being made IJl order to induce peopie to sign these petitions. He, hoped their friends would be able to obtain information as to what is going on in the different parishes, and if they would Inndly comnmnicato with the Liberation Society in London that body would see that such tactics were defeated. (Cheers.) SIRS EVA MCLAREN seconded, and said the supporters of Disestablishment would be victorious because they were fighting for the right. The resolution was carried with one dissentient. Countess ALICE KEARXEY proposed a resolu- tion recognising- that women were not disquali- tied b} their sex for taking an active part in the promotion of reforms and as the happiness of men, women, and children depended upon just legislation, the meeting declared it to be the duty of women to take such a part in the formation of sound public opinion as shall secure the enact- ment of good laws, and so to obtain the Parlia- mentary vote. Mrs HrGH PRICE HLYIHES seconded, and Mrs MASSINGBEP.G and this Hon. Mrs PKI.HAM sup- ported the resolution, which was carried with one dissent. Thanks were accorded to the Local Committee for its arrangements, to the secretary, the Press, and the speakers, and the meeting dispersed.
—- NEW YORK PRICES. ¡REUTER'S TELEGRAM.] NEW YORK, Wednesday.—Stocks opened active and excited owing to a break in Sugar Trust to 92. making a fail of about 14 per cent. since Monday. Whisky Trust fell over 1, on the omission of the company to declare a dividend. New York and New England were heavy, while coalers were pressed for sale on yesterday's action regarding sale. by agents and "bear" attacks. New York Central fell on reports that the company intends to increase its capital to one hundred million dollars for improvements. Bears were systematic in attacking, taking one Stock after the other to-day, and Coalers, Grangers, Missouri, Pacific, Union Pacific, New York, and New England, and Wabash Preferred, were hammered at intervals. The market, however, closed steadier. Cotton opened steady, but gave way with however subsequent re-actions,and elosed'steady spot quiet, at FA lower. Cotton seed oil dull, but Hteady.1 Choice summer yellow, 5&s winter, yellow, 64- Petroleum quiet. Lard firmer on better Chicago advices. Wheat declined awhile, then re- acted sharply, but, on covering, again gave way. later closing, however, steady spot steady. Flour steady. Corn gave way for awhile after opening, but reacted, and closed steady; spot easier. Sugar quiet, but. steady. Coffee fell off d.r ng early dealings, but firmed up later and close.! steady spot steady, but lower. Tin firm, and 10 up. Iron steady, but trading moder- ate. Copper continues steady. Mar 15 Mar 14 Call Money U.S. Gov. Bonds o p.v b ox- Ditto, other Securities 3 p. i! 6p.e Exchange 011 Loiidozi, 60 days sigh! <«V4 Dit to. Cable Transfers SI-So'/s 4.86r2 lOxchauge Paris, 60 days' sight 5.20* S ls% lixobangeon Jieilin .Days S'4% 94% Four per Cent-. U.S. Funded Loan III" I I I Western Union Telegraph .Shares t-2'/8 91% Atchison Topeka, & S. Fe iiys 31^ Do. 110. 4 p.e. Mor 52.. 21/4 Do. Do. 5pa'. Income.. £ 3Va 1 5-i Baltimore & Oldo 91 b2 Canada Southern Shares E33/i 54yg Canadian Pacific 83l/4 84l/2 Central of Jsew Jersey • 117. Central Pacific Shares £ 6 â Chesapeake & Ohio Common 22% Z2% Chicago, Burlington & Quincey.. 93'4 95% cil catzo & Nort,ii-lVcsterii, Ord O., 11(;: Chicago & N. Western Preferred. 9 1, 1. 5 Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul 75% 76'4 Chicago &. Rock Island. 81. 82% Clcveld, Cin., Ch., <K St. L«. Ord. 4?% I 8 Delaware fy Hudson 125 12v.,i, Delaware Lackawana :38% 143% Denver & Rio Grande Shares 15:;4. 15% Denver Preferred f>l% 52'/4 Illinois Central Shares 9; 98 Lake Shore & Michigan Southern :<4% 126 Louisville vc Nashville Shares ':3.4 73J/í Michigan Central Shares lL4 rA '31/ Missouri, Kansas, and Texas .4 131: Missouri Paciiie 4ra;t ?J% New York, Lake Lrie, VVeUerr 20% 20% Ditto, Second Mortgage Bonds 9 ;1/2 1CO Now York Central# Hudson Kivei 105% IV7 I-e.w Yor; New York, Ontarioct Western, Ord 168 17% Northern Pacific, Common 151/2 IS Northern Pacific, Preferred 38% 3% Norfolk & Western Preferred 31 31% Ohio and Mississippi Ord. Shares 21^ 21% Pennsylvania and Philadelphia S3'» f3' Philadelphia- and Reading Shares- 23% 241/4 Philauelphia&Reading 5 p.c.lstlnc 47% 48% Do. do. 4 p.c. Moi 73% 74% Union Pacific Shares 35% 36% Wabash, lit Louis, & Pacific 10 iJ. Wabash St Louis, «fec.. Pref. Srr, 21% <r2% COTTON ANU PRODUCE í 'aRI(l.T Cotton, tiay's receipts at U.Sts.por; 3,00V 2,00; Cotton, day's rec'pts at Gulf Portal 4,u:)J 4,00'! Cotto. export t(, G t, P-rit',i.. i 3.00') 3..100 Cottou, day's expt to C(tiitirient.. ,lY1' 5.0 t Cotton futures Apl delivery 873 8'87 Cotton futures, June Del vt-y 8.91 t'.O j Cotton,middling upland New York 8^ 9t'« Cotton, middling New Orleans h*, 0% Petroleum, erode at New VT'>rk ..j 3.P4 54 Petroleum, sta'dardwhite,N. York; 5.30 5 -45 Petroleum, s t'd white,Philadelphia 5.25 5.<i0 Pomdeum, 1'i p-e Line Cerl Aprl..•> 65 60 Soil icnoi Turpentine ?5% 35;. Lard Wilcox's Spot 12.'0 12.20 Tailow, Prime City I ° 6% Sugar, fair reiining Muscovados I 2% 2% Do 96 p.c, Centrifugal. Corn, New mixed, Western spot 54 51V4 Corn futures. May £ 1% 50% Com futures, July C0'-L, 51% Soring Wheat, No. 1, spot 81 V» 82 Wheat, red win; 1 r, 011 the spot 75% 75% Whult, red win; 1 r. on the spot 75% 75% Wheat-, delivery May 1 75 76% Wheat, delivery June 77 77% Coii'ce, Ric No.7 .7% 17% CoiVee, Rio, No. 7, Low Ord. Apl ,6.t5 '6.V5 Coifee ditto June ieliveryt 16.U 16. 5 Flour, ex StateSbipping or.uuls. 240 2.40 2 00 i-i'.OO Tin, Australian ^l.C5 20.9J Copper, July ll'/s'' ''iVob Steel Rails Freight Grain Liverpool steanv.-rs 1% 1 1'yl Fre-jrlit Grain steamersL->ndon 2 2'! Freight Cotton t-o Liv:.v;.nol 3-32nds 3-32nds Silver Bullion 83'/g t;3% Wheat, Chicago, May delivery. 76% 75% Coin, Chicago'Apl D^i-ary" 13% 43% Turpentine Savannah 2.5 34'/s (a,) price asked, (b) nom (c) ex diy. (il ex int-
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-4" BREACH OF PROMISE CASE. A POTTERY ARTIST AND HER EMPLOYER. REMARKABLE LETTERS. At the Stafford Assizes on Tuesday —before Justice Kennedy—Lucy Howlett, of Hanley, sought to recover from John Heath Davies, manufacturer. Hanley, £2,000 for breach of promise of marriage. Mr Darling, QC., M.P., and Mr Stokes APPEARED for the plaintiff, aud Mr H. T. Gretii, Q.C., M.P. and Mr Boddam defended. In opening the case, Mr Darling said the dt'- fendant had not only broken his promise, but had gone, and married someone else. Tiie engagement was almost a Secret one, inasmuch as the defend- ant had told the piaiut.ii that it must not become known until after his father's death, when he would marry her. Defendant was a wealthy man —wealthy before his father's death, but after- wards lie became one of the richest men iiii Hanley. Plaintiff was a pottery artist, and had been employed by the defendant, and they seem to have become acquainted with one another at the works. About 1836 he began to pay her some attention, but he told her that their engagement must be kept a secret. In August-, 1887, he told her that IT would be the making of him if he could get sncu a girl as plaintiff to be his wife. He promised^ to marry her when his father died, iroin 1887 to 1891 the engagement existed between them. He did not give her very much in the way of presents, and there was net much correspondence. Still he gave her a Jock of his hair, and she gave him some of her hair. After tiie DEFENDANT S father gave up business she lost her situation, and at defendant's request she became a dressmaker. After his father's death } plaintiff expected that the DEFENDANT wü\11d marry her, but instead lie behaved very rudely towards her, and cursed her and married another lady. Tiie plaintiff, a fashionably-dressed and pleasant- looking young woman, said that she lived with her mot.ier at Hanley, and was at present a dress- maker. In I880 she was employed as an artist at defendant's earthenware factor". She was 24 years of age, and the defendant was 44. During LB36 defendant frequently spoke to her, aud o.U Christmas Eve of that year she went for a walk witu hnn. He asked her to be his wife, saying that he had iovsd her from the first day that he saw her. She declined to accept him then, telling him that she believed him to be a man of the world, very far from the man she would choose for a husband. lie said that he wished to be a. better man, and asked her to return his love, because of his great love for her. She did not accept him then, but promised to be a sister to him.—Mr Darling: That means she would tell him all his faults. (Laughter.)—She saw defendant fre- quently afterwards, and in August, 1887, from something she heard, she declined to see him for seme time. He was very distressed, and Legged her forgiveness, saying that it would never have occurred had she given him more hope. On walking out later with the defendant, she accepted him on condition that he would be a better man, and look to higher and nobler things. Eighteen months or two years afterwards defendant said that their en- gagement, must be kept a secret, though he per- mitted her to tell her father and mother. He said he could not let his father know of their en- gagement, but he promised to give up an improper connection which he had formed with another woman. It was always understood between them that the marriage was to take place after defend- ant's father's death. On one occasion he kissed her at Bucknall Station 111 the presence of her sister-in-law. He also promised her an engage- ment ring, but had 1100 kept his promise. She 11 n only lived about 100 yards from the defendant-, and few letters passed between them. D8- fendant onco told her that if they corresponded his father would see the letters, as he frequently opened letters addressed to him, thinking tl.ey were business letters. He promised to marry her when his futher died. In April, 1891, she sent him a birthday card with the words composed by liersclf- Many happy returns of the day. Many seasons of glory be given, May God in His mercy prepare you on earth For a birthday glory in Meiven. (Laughter.) Defendant told her that the verse was very nice, and that it was just like her. (Laughter.) He gave her a lock of his hair, and she gave him two tresses of hers, which he said lie should wear near his heart. (Laughter.) [She produced the hair given to her by defendant. It was tied with blue ribbon. J Defendant's father died on December 14, 1891. Early in 1891 defendant had given up the earthen- ware factory, and all the hands were discharged. She left the works to go to the dressmaking at the defendant's request. He promised to NAY the premium (£4) that was required, and he had paid J32, and the balance remained unpaid. The day after his father's funeral she met defendant, who said he loved her as much as usual. On Christmas Eve, 1891, she met him by appointment, in commemoration of the first time they met." He then said that lie should have to give up his friends if he married her, but when pressed as to what he meant he said he did not mean anything, that she must not think anything about jL and ho again promised to marry her. She saw him frequently alter that. On January 11 she met him, and asked him if his intentions were still pure, and he replied yes," and added that he meant to make her his wife. She also saw him on January 24, in the grounds of his house. He pressed her to go inside, but she declined, as it was so late, lie seemed very distressed, and said that she would hear of his death soon. She told him that it was she who should say that, considering how she had been misjudged. She accused defendant of not having been true to her, but he vowed that he had not been-paying his addresses to anyone but her. Between 20th January and 10th March she did not see him, and she then wrote him a letter. Later she saw hini in the grounds of his house, .Liid he refused to acknowledge her, and she threatened to go into the house. He then abused her very much, and attempted to put her out of the grounds. She resisted for a time, but a ser- vant coming out of the house, she left. Defen- dant used very violent language, and cursod her. She then wrote him the following letter "16, Albert-place, Hanley, March 14th, 1802. I Dear -Toiiii,- I have been prostrate with grief since last I saw you, when you used such awful conduct towards me. I would never have thought that you could use such cruelty to me. Are you not ashamed of yourself, John, when you think of what you said and the way you acted towards me the other night by your house-door' Are you not sorry that you cursed me? Would yon, in your inmost soul, send my body and soul to destruction ? I might have been a prostitute instead of your promised and in tended wife, whoin you have vowed to love.and never forsake, who has suffered and done so much for you, even risking my good name, my honour, of which I thought so much, and prized more than all the jewels the world can give. You know, John, it has been my cry all through our secret engagement for my name to be cleared and my innocence proved to the world, and you have always promised to clear me before the world by taking me for your wife at the time of your father's death, and by breaking this promise can you expect to pass into the prdellee of voitr God > Would you dare in the presence of your God and Master foil and deceive me since He has witnessed all your vows and promises to me '? Could you rest in peace with the great wrong you would do me 011 your conscience if you leave and dishonour me ? No, Joiiu, with all your riches you would suffer with regret as long as you lived. After all it is but a little way that money can go. It can do nearly everything in the market-place or among the dust of cities but what do the angels know of your currency, your bids of exchange, your promissory notes, and your in- tricate conveyancing of estates. Not one of the great redemptions of life can be wrought out with money. Deatli takes no bribe,the grave will not sell itsvictories for gold. You may buy the Bible, but you cannot buy the Holy Ghost- you may pay for the masonry, but-no money can put you in possession of the spirit of the altar." Remember, dear John, when God calls y<ui away you will have to leave all behind you, and we never know how soon God may call yoil nd I to give account of v/hat we have done, but we shall unuerstand all then, when we shall know as we are known, and if it be possible for anything like shame to enter into the holy portals of celestial bliss, we might expect to blush in remembrance of our present want of trust and bow oar li^ads in regret. I will keep up my heart, and rest assured that my trials are only blessings in disguise. I will hold on to God. He will supply all my need. Write to me soon shall not be better till I hear from you.—Yours truly, LUCY. There was no reply, no. repudiation of; the pro- mise, and she wrote again 16, Albert-place, Hanley, May 19, 1892. Dear John,—By mother's request, I write to tell you that she is very much surprised to hear of your shame- ful conduct towards me lately, and that she must have an explanation, since she tails to comprehend the meaning of such conduct. As she was given to understand that our engagement-, which con- ducing to marriage, was to be ope Illy acknuwledged to the world at the time of your father s death and now the Lime is come—the time she hIS looked forward to with a great anxiety, when she would be so relieved from the strain layiug so heavily-she will not believe but, that you will fulfil your promises. Indeed, mother says that she never entertained the most remote idea that you would do any other than to come forward as a gentleman would at the time that is now come. Since I have already suffered so much injustice through holding a secret engagement with you, and, no matter what- the grievance may be, you could not possibly, you can no., conscientiously, 110 me the great wrong as to give me up, when every principle of honour, honesty, and decency would compel you to offer an immediate marriage. Of course you know liow people have talked about us, and that my reputation lias been injusecl, although I have always refused to .'•llow you to take any improper liberties with me, and have never done any tiling rob me of my chastity. As you know I have always aimed to be one of the most pure and virtuous women, but people do talk, and it s more than I can hear. I am determined, therefore, the next time I hear of anything of the sort, to ,uln mons the people before the magistrates and have them bound over, and, of course, in such a case as this, you will have to go and give evidence- and prove my inno- cence, of which ceriain people, by their scandalous talk, have done their he", to rob me, and through whom I have suffered such anguish only the most pure and virtuous mind can know.— Yours truly, ltcl-. Defendant was married in August, 1892, to a Miss V/ooli.-croft, of Hanley. On August 3, before the wedding, sho went with her father and mother to see the defendant, but he refused to see them. Defendant always gave ber to understand that he was wealthy, and 011 one occasion he to!d her that he had enough money upon him then to III-IR fol- life. She believed h said he had L3,000 iipiil Ilin). Mr GREENE addressed the jury, and said there was not a scrap of corroboration of the plaintifi's story. Defendant never engaged himself to her, and he asked the jury not t., accept the unsuppor- ted word of the plaintiff. The evidence had not presented the young lady in so phasant an aspect as could'be desired. He was pleased, how- ever, to say that there was 110 blot upon her character. Erom first to last the idea of marriage was never entertained by the defendant, though he did not deny taking notice of the youtig lady, and walking with her to and from the works, and enjoying her company. Instead of beill a wealthy man, defendant's father died leaving )>er.-onaU.y under L280, though he left a few cot- tages. A lock of hair and a trumpery pair of ;;1f>eve-links were all thepresantsthattho w,.>.llthy lover gave t-o plaintiff. John Heath Davies, the defendant, said he was not iu business now. He never on any occasion promised to marry plaintiff. H,3 (I I (1 not giva -t of III$ likir. her a pair of solitaires, or a lock of his hair. She sometimes said she was poor and so forth/' and he cave her a few shillings. She was usually about the road when he left the factory, and he waiked aloiii7lwitli her. be never remonstrated with him about a woman iu Talboc- j street. That had been introduced to prejudice the case. He received a note from her on one occa- sion, asking him to see her, and he replied in a pencil not saying he would do but he did not write the njte beginning "Dear Lucy," and say he was vexed. When nt-saw her he could not make out what sue wanted to s»- him for. He neve;* told her not to write to him iesc his father should get the letters. It was untrue that he ever went, to Hoole's shop, it was a fabrication. Plaintiff usually met him, not he her. for whenever he left the factory she was generally about. In the! iaeioiy he never took any particular notice of her. Mrs Hewlett spoke to him on one occasion about a" ,oe",(¡.¡.tJ [.):¡c.rjíing her daughter, and he told her that he knew nothing about it, and he had better be taken away from the factorv. j lie never kissed plaintiff at Bucknall Station in fact, he only went with her part of the way to the-station Me had about £3003, year coming in. He never told plaintiff he had £8,000 upon him. By Mr Darling, Q.C. He sold the business for between £9,000 and £10,000, but he did not receive the whole of the money, lie never gave plaintiff a lock of his hair or received any of hers. When he received a letter from plaintiff asking h:m to see her he thought it was extraordinary that she should write to him, but nevertheless he went down to the canal bridge to meet her. The post-office was next door to Hoole's shop, and he might haw stood outside there a few minutes, but never watting for Howlett. He had no idea why plaintiff wrote to him asking him to meet her, unless it was an excuse to G^T him there. Mr Darling: Did yun think she wanted to drown you. (Laughter.) Continuing, witness said that in 1892 she told him if he did not do something for her .-he would lnak-e a public example of him. Ho told her that il "Ie wanted to levy blackmail s,e- might go 011. lIe regarded all her letters as attempts to levy blackmail, and 011 this account, therefore, ho did not reply to them. He had "flirted" with plaintiff and met her by canal bridges. (Laughter.) The jury, after an absence of tou'mimites, found j for the plaintiff—damages £ 300—ai.d judgment j was entered accordingly.
CARDIFF. CYCLISTS' BALL. — On Wednesday evening the ft!til annual bal!, held under the auspices of the Cardiff United Cycling Club, took place in the Queen-street Pubiic-hall, with the usual success. Besides bein prettIly decorated with Japanese fans, &c., on this occasion a novelty was introduced in the form of a very attractive exhibition of cycles, arranged on an elevated plat- form at the further end of the hall, the exhibits being specially selected for the occasion by well-known local ascents, including Messrs Meagre Bros., Mr \V. H. Davies, and Mr D. Williams. The guests were jnst numerous enough to make the gathering as comfortable as it was enjoyable for tlio.se present, the musie king- supplied by Mr F. H. V. Hooper's orchestral band. The floor was in splendid condition for dancing, much of the success of the arrangements being due to the energetic secretary of the club, Mr Evans. Messrs J. L. Grainger and A. Kaltenbach officiated as M.C.'s, and Mr Maggs (of the Rose and Crown, the club's headquarters) provided the refreshments. \VXSLEYAK HO)iE MTtI,nO::ŒBy an advertise- Ulent m another column it will be seen that the. annual meeting iu aid of the Wesleyan Home Mission Fund will be held this (Thursday) even- ing in Roath-road Wesleyan Chapel. The Revs J. E. Claphain (general secretary) and Henry Bone, both of London, are expected to deliver addresses, which, on account of the extensive experience of th3 two gentlemen, will certainly be of an interesting nature. ACCIDENT AT THE C.\lmHT Arms PARK.—On Wednesday afternoon P.C. L;t!i<-in removed to the Infirmary a lad named William Williams, age 16, of 65, Helen-street, Roath, who com- plained to him in Duke-street that he had fallen over the wall of the Cardiff Arms Park and hurt his arm. The constable found that the arm was broken. It was set by Dr More-land, and the lad afterwards proceeded to his home. I OIVTHOOITIXC; DEBATE —As will be seen by an advertisement in another column, this (Thursday) evening a debate is to take at St John's-hal), John's-square, between the Rev George St Clair, F.G.S., and Mr Stanley Jones, of London, the subject being Is the belief in a God reason- able?" Dr A. C. E. Parr is announced to take the chair. ROYAL LIVER FRIENDLY RocmTL-A meeting or the Cardiff members of the Royal Liver Friendly Society was held in the Crown Court, Town-hall, on Wednesday evening, to appoint delegates to attend the antiual general meeting of the Society at Glasgow, Messrs Grenon and Edmunds being.the gentlemen selected. —Mr T. Cross read a statement to the meeting of the condition of the finances, his report showing that the Royal Liver was the wealthiest industrial friendly society in the kingdom. FUNK UAL.—OnjWednesday, Mr Patrick Jeffers, at one time a master in the coasting trade, and who died of consumption at the Hamadryad Hospital J ship on Monday, was buried at the New Ceme- tery. The funeral was attended by Mr J. Dono- van, local secretary, and the committee of the N.A.S and F. Union, and by a large number of members of that organisation wearing their regalia. The coffin was covered with the union fl ASSOCIATION.—The weekly meet- ing of tms society was held on Tuesday evening. Mr Thomas Malpas occupied the chair. Mr Aitkin read an essay on the Cultivation of the potato." The paper was afterwards discussed, the following members taking part :—Messrs Fowler, Coles, McCulioch, C. Lewis, Bates, Mayne, Johnson, Hockey, Milan, Davies. Ander- son, Malpas, and Trf-seder.
NEWPORT. AFRAID OF THfINFIRMARY. —MrLyndon Moore, borough coroner, held an inquiry at the Town- hall. touching the death of Edmund Walkh-y, the six-year-old child of Thomas Walkley, labourer, Liswerry. Sarah Ann Walkley, the mother of deceased, stated that about three weeks ago the child came home from school sick, and was ill up to the time of his death. Dr Lewis had attended the deceased, and ordered the mother to take the child to the Infirmary. The little fellow, however, cried so piteously against the proposal that wit- ness did not take him to the Infirmary, and he died on Monday last. Dr Lawis said that death was due to inflammation of the lungs. The child might have been sa ved if it had been removed to the Infirmary.—The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony.
SWANSEA. POLICE BAND. —The band will play this day (Thursday)..1; the Albert Hall, commencing at ;5 p.w. THE DISPUTE AT DILLWYN SPELTRU WORKS — The men on Wednesdayjliad an interview with^Mr Corfield, the manager, Lut as he was unable to accept any terms than those he submit ed at the previous conference, a settlement is as far off as ever. THE FCNDS OF THE SWANSEA HOSPITAL. — A special meeting of the Hospital Committee was held 011 Tuesday evening under the presidency of the Mayor, for the purpose of considering the best means of giving effect to the resolutions adopted at the- recent public meeting, with a view of increasing the revenue of the institution, After much discussion it w:i» resolved that a col- lector be appointed to solicit donations and sub- scriptions to the hospital.
NEATH. FAEKMASONRY.—The installation of -Bro. John Evan Griffiths, the manager of the Neath and Brecon Railway, as Worshipful faster of the Cambrian Lodge of Freemasons took place 011 Tuesday night. There was a full attendance of the brethren. The following compose the cabinet :—W.M., Bro. John Evans Griffiths I. P.M., Bro. Silvanus Phillips; senior warden, Bro. F. J. Kerr junior warden, Bro. Matthew Whittmgton treasurer, Bro. W. Whittington tecretary, Bro. Win. Bedford; senior deacon, j Bro. Geo. Palmer junior deacon, Bro. J. D. LlewcJIyn inner guard, Bro. Ifon H. Thomas director of ceremonies, Bro. T. C. James senior steward, Bro. Win.* Griffiths junior steward, Bro. Philip Thomas organist, Bro. J. S. Church tyler, RIO. Thomas Wall. After the ceremony an adjournment was made to the Castle Hotel, where a rcciierchc banquet was laid by Mrs Andrews, the well-known hostess. The usual toast list was gune through, and the proceedings, 'which were enlivened by several excellent songs, were thoroughly enjoyed.
PORTHCAWL. ACCIDENT AT THE QUAKHY.—Whilst Thomas John, craneman at Mr John Howell's quarry, was hooking on a horse to a waggon at the lime kiln siding, 011 Wednesday, the hook caught in his hand and he was dragged along the road for nbout 100 yards, sustaining severe injuries. Dr R. T. Williams was called In. ACCIDENT TO A CAPTAIN.—At Porthcawl, on Wednesday, whilst the captain of the brigan- tine Louis Pierre Marie was descending the ladder of the Ba-sse lmira. the ladder slipped, and he was precipitated to the deck, receiving some severe injuries. Dr Ii. T. Williams was called to the injured man. and he was detained aboard the Basse Indra. The need of a cottage hospital is much felt at Porthcawl.
PEMBROKE. TOWN COUNCIL. — i'he- monthly meeting of the Council was held in the Council Chamber, Pem- broke, oti Tuesday.— On the recommendation of the Pembroke Water Committee, it was decided to u0rrow £ 2,000 tlJ meet the pn>,ent overdrawn account of the Pembroke Waterworks, and to further imprové the works.
MAESTEG. MINERS'PROVIDENT OCIKTY. — A branch of this society has just been opened at No. 9. Deep Colliery, Macsteg, a meeting for the purpose being held on Tuesday evening, under the presidency of Mr W. Rees. 1h Evan Owen attended to explain the objects and methods of the ociety.
TREHERBERT. DISTRESS.—We understand that the Treher- bert United Choir and Mde Party, conducted by Mr M. O. Jones, has just voted £ 5 out of its funds towards relieving the severe distress now prevalent in this neighbourhood owing to the stoppage of three collieries and the slackness of work at the others.
LLANDYSSUL. PROPOSED TESTIMONIAL TO MR EVAN DAVIES. —A meeting of the General Committee to further the proposed testimonial to Mr Evan Davies, Gilfachronw, the defendant in the recent assault ease at Lampeter, took place at the Tyssul (•rammar School, under the presidency of the Rev T. James, M.A. It was decided to appoint permanent officials in connection with the com- mittee. Accordingly the Rev T. Jame ■ was iiuoointcd chairman, Mr T. Evans, Tregroes. ) secretary, and Mr J. Rees Harries, National j Bank of Wales, Newcastle-Emlyn, treasurer, and an appeal will be made to all the Liberal Associations in Cardiganshire and the neighbour- iug cjuutie.3 and A circular will be issued snorily and the PROMISED subscriptions already amount to about JS500.
MERTHYR. BOARD OF HEALTH.—At meeting of this Board held on Wednesday, under the PRESIDENCY of Mr O. Thomas Williams, the Medical Officer. Dr Dyke, reported upon the case of smah-pox ad- rmtted to the Brecon-road Fever Hospital, and said, in reply to a question, he had no doubt RHE case had come from Newcastle-on-Tyne. — The Surveyor reported that a rate of 1= 3d "in the £ ior GENERAL district purposes would he; necessary, and that if this estimate were ADOPTED there would be a probable surplus of £29815, ad.— The estimate adopted.
PONTYPRIDD. NEW PUBLIC S I, A R U HTK R. H O U s U. T1: A Ponty- pridd Local Board have let the contract for erecting the new public abattoirs on Tramroad- side to Mr .Tame;, ALL-F n, of Cardiff, whose tender of £5,431- 9s 6d was the lowest of eleven tenders received, The estimate of the surveyor (Mr Eà. Kees) was £5,187 lis. LOCAL BOARD ELECTION.—The election ot members for the Local Board has been fixed for the 6th of April, the numbers retiring thisyea.c being Mr David Leyshon in the Graig Ward, Mr Tom Tayior in the Town Ward, Mr H. T. Waies in the Rhondda Ward, and Mr Jp.lnes Roberts in the Treforest Ward. Mr Morgan Weeks, niiiiei^' A^ENT, has been selected by the Peniiir Colliery workmen and the Trades Council to come out a.s a La'ooti.: candidate in the Graig Ward, in opposition to Mr Dd. Leyshon, the present chairman of the Board. BOARD OF GUARDIANS.—At the fortnightly LM-eting of the Pontypridd Board of £ Guardians, 011 Wednesday. Mr Evau John in the chair, two applications were received for the appointment of cook in the workhouse at a salary of £20 per annum, the candidate elected being Miss Mary Williams, of Cwmtwrch, Swansea Valley.—A letter was read from the Ystradyfodwg Local Board "conveying to the Guardians the urgent wish of the Board that every possible step should be taken by the Guardians to induce and secure re-vaccinatton of adults over the age of 15 years. —It was resolved that the Board could not pay for the re-vaccination of adults.
BLAINA. ABERYSTRUTH SCHOOL BOARD.—AT the first meeting of th new Board, held at the Board Offic s, Blaina, on Tuesday evening. Mr J. P. D. Williams was re-elected chairman, and Ir Titus Phillips (Abertillery) vice-chairman.—It was re- solved that in future the salaries of teachers should be paid monthly instead of quarterly.— The bill of election expenses amounted to £151153 ld,;and it was referred for consideration to the Finance Committee. J
CARDIFF NATURALISTS' SOCIETY. VALEDICTORY BANQUET TO MR JOHN GAVEY. The members of the Cardiff Naturalists' Society entertained Mr John Gavey, of the telegraph department of the Post-office, to a farewell banquet, at the Park Hotel, on Wednes- day evening. Mr Gavey is an ex-president and secretary of the society, to which he has rendered memorable services, and he is now leaving South Wales 011 promotion to all the responsible post of chief engineer to the Post- office Telegraph Department 111 London. Mr C. T. Whitmell, H.M.I.S., president of the Naturalists' Society, took the chair, and among others present were Principal Viriamu Jones, Dr C. T. Vachel). Mr T. H: Thomas, Mr Edwin Seward. Mr Ronnfe-ldt, Mr R. W. Atkin- son, Mr C. A. Heywood, and Mr Walter Cook, hon. sec. The menu was based upon the excellent scale always Q- sociated with the Park Hotel, and the room it-self was very handsomely decorated.—The President,in proposing the toast of The guest of the evening, referred to the keen interest taken in the society by Mr Gavey, and eulogised his ever-ready courtesy to help the members in every way that lay in his power. As an officer of the society he had done most excellent work, and as a scientist he had been one of their most valued and respected members. Mr Whitmell then, amidst hearty demonstrations of good will from the assembled company, pre- sented Mr Gavey with a beautifully illuminated address, subscribed for and signed in the names of the members of the society.—Mr Gavey, in re- sponding, alluded to the rapid advance that had taken place in the scope and duties of his profes- sion since he first came to Cardiff. Referring to the experiments he recently earned out. at Lavernocic with the object of estab. lishing communication between lightships and lighthouses of the shore, he related a dramatic incident. Whilst conducting the trials of the electric apparatus from the Flat Holm Island the first message that reached him from Lavernock Point was the announcement of the death of his predecessor. He expressed his great appreciation of the services rendered to the business and professioual men of a town like Cardiff by such a society as theirs, with which, by the way, he did not jntend to sever his connection. (Loud applause.) It diverted their attention from the every-day affairs othfe to broader interests and higher pursuits, and m this sense alone it was highly beneficial to the community. (Renewed applause.)—The pro- ceedings then assumed a musical and convive character.
"HADDON HALL" AT CARDIFF. Delighted as wore the patrons of this theatre over the production of the Vicar ot Bray, the chorus of approval which signalled the reception of the new opera by Sydney Grundy and Sir Arthur Sullivan, Haddon Hall, on Wednesday evening was Simply overwhelm- ing. The house was packed throughout, but even the stifling atmosphere this entailed was n:ade endurable by the charmingly rendered numbers of this latest Savoy success. It is a real English production, bearing the hall mark of the stately King Charles era, with its courtly dames and preux chevaliers, whilst the music is exquisitely tuneful and charmingly appropriate throughout Every. one who has heard the. interesting legend how Miss Dorothy Vernon fled with her Royalist lover, to escape the advances of her Puritanical and Roundhead cousin, will appreciate the romantic interest on which the opera is based, and it need only be said here that the legend is worked out in the most artistic and pleasing fashion. Tho costumes are superb, whilst the scene representing the long gallery of the famous Chat.sworth Mansion recalls to mind memories of another fair Mistress Dorothy, and an equally pleasing opera. The duets between Miss Estne Lee (Dorochy Vernon) and Mr John Macauley, her Royalist lover, are charmingly rendered, both arti-tes having on Wed- nesday evening to respond to repeated encores. Miss Marie Alexander as the sympathetic, yefc dignified, Lady Vernon, is equally effect! ve, and makes a capital impression in the third act with her farewell song and subsequent duet with Mr MiHon Sheffield, who undertakes the part of Sir George. The latter also scored heavily n lus rendering of IN the Days of Old. Equally successful is Mr J. T. Maemilian (The McCrankie) and Mr J. J. Dallas, Dorothy's unsuccessful suitor. These twe characters would almost alone command success for the opera, and their humorous duet in the second act is simply irresistible as an exposition of the Puritanical bunkum that used to animate the Round-headed ranters of that period. Miss Louie Rowe and Mr Robert Evett have also one or two delightful amatory melodies alII to themselves, and the Highland Fling, 1 as danced by Mr J. T. Maemilian and MiM Florence Lofting, is most amusing. Undoubtedly the verdict of the large audience assembled to witness the opera was an intensely favourable one, and crowded houses may be anticipated each evening for the remainder of the week.
GAMBLING AT MONTE CARLO. ANOTHER SYSTEM." Great interest has been excited at Mohte Carlo of late by the system followed at the gambling tables by an American family, composed of au aged father, his son, and tw:, daughters, who until yesterday had been successful in their operations. Their system consisted in staking tn plan on 18 givon numbers until they reached the maximum. OI Tuesday, however, the luck turned against them, and, after losing considerably, they speedily came to the end of the amount of capital which they daily devoted to their transactions. Their play was watched by au eager crowd of lookers-on, and they were greatly disappointed that only four of their numbers—nameiy, 7, 21, 23, and 34—turned up in succession.
SERIOUS DISORDERS IN TURKEY. A Constantinople correspondent of the Daily FTEICP says that trustworthy information has been recci". ed there that at Cesarea three Armenian churches have been gutted by Moslem mobs MURINE worship on Sunday. The women present; were stripped of their jewellery. Numerous cases of murder by Moslems are known to have taken place in Cesarea. Shops have been kept closed for tear of Moslem violence dining several weeks. Business is at a standstill. Those who live/by day labour are actually in danger ef starvation. Goods for Christian merchants coming by caravan are pillaged by Moslem villagers on the road, so that crders for goods from Constantinople cannot be made good. Five hundred and ten Armenians of Cesarea are in prison, and others who are being brought in from sur- rounding villages have found no room in prison, and are confined In wooden sheds erected for the purpose. In Yozgat the prisons are full, and 65 leading Armenians are imprisoned in the military barracks near the city. In Marsovan, Cesarea, and Yozgat almost every man of any note in the Armeniancommunity is in prison. The fact of being educated or wealthy is enough to ensure arrest. One ol the richest Armenians of Yozgat, Hampare- sunt Efiendi, was told by the Mutesarif Zia Pasha that he would be arrested unless he paid A heavy He refused, and is now in prison. Ail thi-FEIA,<-nt (the correspondent adds) is due to placards which the officials ascribe to Armenians, but which urge the Mahommedans to rise against the Armenians.
ATHLETIC SPORTS AND PONY RAOE3, Peny. darren Park, Merthyr Tydfil, Eastsr Monday, April ord. Nearly £ 100 in money prizes. Entry forms ready. Apply David Tnc-mas, Merthyr, TQgg