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SOUTH WALES NOTjS. [BY COSMOS.) SCARCE ANIMALS. ARE polecats extinct in Wales ? One is "reported to have been killed lately near Aberystwyth. Mr J. W. Salter, writing about it to the Zoologist," gives it as his belief that in Cardiganshire the species is by no means extinct. Perhaps some of rily correspondents can furnish some particu- lars about the matter. About this time last year a wild cat was killed in Angleeea, and that, I should be inclined to think, would almost be the last of its race. Badgers are becoming very scarce, and, unfortunately, Lord Tredegar's hounds destroyed one on Thursday. Two terriers were put into a hollow tree in which, it was supposed, a fox had taken refuge. The terriers found a rather more determined occu- pant. They failed to settle it. Wales has harboured many of our fauna long after their disappearance from Kngland. In that famous chaptor of Macanlay s His- tory," if I remember correctly, he alludes to beavers in Wales in the time of Cromwell. IIENCE TENBY'S TEARS. TESBY is in dreadful danger over the Sus- pensory Bill. A correspondent has written to the Tenby Observer, and he tries to play upon the fears of the inhabitants by dark allusions to their pockets. Should the Disendowment of the Welsh Church become law, the result to Tenby will be to increase the rates. This is the manner in which it will happen according to this prophet of evil :— Here it is absolutely necessary that a large Episcopalian Church should be maintained, in which a multiplicity of services, conducted ac- cording to the ritual most favoured by our visitors, must be performed. So necessary has this system been found elsewhere, that in all pleasure resorts abroad you will find Anglican churches main- tained by the native-, notwithstanding that these latter are Catholics, Calvinists, or freethinkers. It may, perhaps, be said :— In Tenby Churchmen will provide the funds siecessary for their own Church." Not »t all. The disendowed Episcopalian Church of the future will be financed by those pecuniarily interested in the welfare of Tenby, quite irrespectively of their individual religious proclivities. It will have to trust not to Churchmen but to the house- owners, professional men, lodging-house keepers, tradesmen, fly-owners, Sc., of Tenby, for the visitor, whether he rents by the year or the week, will naturally say, "I am not taxed for a church if I go to Ilfracombe or Bournemouth, why should I suffer because your Welshmen have chosen to throw away your inherited riches?" A great, majority of the well-to-do inhabitants of Tenby have absolutely no pecuniary interest in the place; they are good enough to come here and spend money which they draw from other localities, and if their fancies are not humoured they will take flight and wander off elsewhere. So a new Church-rate will necessarily bo levied. Of course ■his ntnv impost will not be called a Chnrch:.ratf- borough rate for town improvement perhaps, Dr something of that sort. At first, probably, it will be raised by voluntary contributions but that plan cannot work satisfactorily, sectarian Jealousy will prove too strong. Obviously when the Church is disendowed Tenby will lose its topaz sea, its lovely bay, and splendid climate. People who go to the seaside are so very religious. The great statesman, Mr Bright, was un- doubtedly attracted by the Church services, eh ?" ITS TINTINX A EU LATIQNS. My experience of Tenby i3 that it would be very much better without the Church, or rather the bells but as you cannot separate one from the other it does not much matter. I went there some years ago to pass a quiet Easter, but those wretched bells on Good Friday and Easter Sunday nearly drove me distracted, [f the inhabitants would get up a rate to put down that infernal noise, they would attract more visitors to the town. When people want such a tremendous amount of summoning to the services they cannot be very fond of them. A person can catch a train or attend a theatre without such a clatter. If the Disestablishment of the Church will cause this annoyance to cease, I should say that Tenby would not suffer. HOW THE MONEY GOES. A CORRESPONDENT to the JSewcastle Chronicle furnishes an analysis of the number and respective tonnage of the idle steamers in British ports: 51 steamers under 500 tons, 118 over 500 and under 800 tons, 211 over 800 and under 1,200 tons, 126 over 1,200 and usder 2,000 tons, 19 over 2,000, 7 tonnage not, stated. 532 This is for the whole of the British ports, and the tonnage is for the whole 532,281 tons, net register. The figures are interest- ing as showing that the steamers that are idfe are mainly of the smaller types of vessels. In the total, for instance, consider- ably more than one-half are under 1,200 tons. The table does not indicate the com- parative ages of the vessels, but as of later years the vessels that have been built have been of larger sizes it is easily deducible that the steamers that are idle are not of the newest type. And whe.i the working cost of the latter is compared with that of the older types, the reason is clear for the larger numbers of the older and smaller steamers. RHONPDA POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS. THIS must be the last letter on this subject Dea- "A, -B, C. now states that his letter was proper y adaressed, but, as you „„ jv,p envelope hardly bears out his contention. '■Pinriv Rhondd* is decidedly not the proner address-is should have been "Tonypandy," as I ■vtCted before. i tu-t.her, I know of no Tandy Bridee He probably refers to Trealav, Bridge. Witlf reference to the ciiapel, I have seen many Wl m posting stations m connection with Sue and it ha? always been called the "We*, >n is i-van'Chapel. Tonypandy. Tne pohee-station is Utility called Tonypandy 1 agam repeat I'h-u be- would not get any letters delivered to him Nvitl) the i-stn-lark ztttachecl unless 1 i „p In abort, it is evident that "°4 B C knows nothing of the Rhondda postal A.J3.0. j WOiijd again suggest that arrangement*. corre.?poudents to address his he suculd get hi. 1 do nofc thjj)k he ■ etters properij coiriplamt as far -as the any further ca. -concerned.— I am, &c., postal arrangement X Y Z Tonypandy. ~1' MTTP PEMBROKESHIRE HUNT. tm iSi £ £ to have et,n,!? division, and Mr Alien! iains tne novtoe gtated fche takes t.ie s d t0 hunt the country at his gentleman mteno exceediug]y generous of own expense. J- } ther in the best in- bHU%bUVsti;ort People ought to be made to fcerests of .sport r i then thpv val., nav for their pleasure, ana men Uiey \alue Ft 7 Moreover, a free pack encourages every. to follow the hounds who can procure a lt and in consequence very great damage accrues to the fanner. By insisting o subscription the fields are jumted to UP°n Jtent and the Hmxt has a lever at its some e which it can exert its coming Resides, should Mr Allen authority- difficulty will be ex- resign, g keeping the pack together, perienceo jjke putting their hands Members wi after having had every- into their p° them. I am perfectly thing foun ,T Allen will meet every claim certain that ivir ftnd even with profuse- with promptifcu it is better for the ness, but as 1 tjie community, that individual, as wel gporfc, I trust that Mr he should pay i°r „rcept a subscription. Allen will consent AND THE CLERGYMEN. NONCONFORMISTS A oon ill the Resolven UNTIL Tuesday afte 0j MrJenkyn Churchyard, when interred there, no Lewie, Treorky, ha(j ever officiated Nonconformist minlS, unJ. It was rumoured on the consecrated glC a Jay or two in the vicinity of ^S°i. the ancient x-eli- before the funeral th of the Church gious burial cerenionie an(j[ that the would be discarded, companied by funeral would be ogtor of Bethania the Rev Mr Jenkins, w who would Independent Chapel, -J-re t]ie graveside, conduct the burial servics fter entering the The mournful procession a e to the grave- churchyard proceeded at One who had the side, and the Rev Mr ell i S, and the ,S, burial certificate in his pOise the Methodist Rev Mr Thomas, pastor l'mniedi- chapel in the locality, officia cver the ately after the proceedings inquired of clergyman stepped forward a" jiec] him to the Rev Mr Jenkins if ^ie tjJ0 Church read the Burial Service nlinister of England. The N-oncollfornilb, isil of the replied that if it was the "it reacl, he family of the deceased to ^ave„n remarked had no objection. The clergy111. ^veS upon that he had not consulted t'ie15enCOnforinist the matter, whereupon the f read a gentleman advised him not to say tlie word. The parson, how'-ev e've pev Mr Burial Service of the Church. ,L offered Jenkins says that he would 11 ciergyman no opposition whatever to the had the latter stated, when the procession entered the churchyard, that it was illegal for the Nonconformist minister to officiate there, as the deceased was a resident of another parish.

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