UNDERSELLING IN COAL. MR D. A. THOMAS, M.P., AT PONTYPRIDD. "BLACK-LISTING" OF COLLIERS. THE TRANSATLANTIQUE CONTRACT ATTACK ON MABON. HOW TO AVERT THE CRISIS. Mr D. A. Thomas, M.P., addressed a meeting of miners at the Empire Hall, Pontypridd, on Monday morning upon the Control of Output Scheme. Sliding Scale agreement, and the Work- men's Compensation Act. Much interest was centred in the visit of the hon. member, inasmuch as it was understood that he would reply to a charge of underselling preferred, it is alleged, against him in the speech delivered by Mabon at the meeting of the Cambrian Miners' Association on the previous Monday. There were about 500 miners present, and the chair was occupied by Mr Moses Severn, checkweigher at the Maritime Colliery, who was supported on the platform by Mr D. A. Thomas, M.P., Messrs Henry Davies, Abcraman W. H. Gronow, Cilfynydd J. T. Williams,Ynysybwl; William Highley,Cyfarthfa; Evan Jones and Thomas Lewis, Cilfynydd and Dther checkweighers. The CHAIRMAN, in opening the meeting, said Mr J. Davies, the owner of the hall in which the meeting was being held, asked him to state that tf there were any miners in the district in real want he would give half the proceeds of a night's performance at the hall, (Applause ) He paid a compliment to Mr D. A, Thomas for the services he had rendered to the miners, especially in reference to the question of controlling the out- put, and declared that the sacrifices which he had made in their behalf and the risks he had run wera likely to make him one of the most pepular men in Wales. (Applause.) The various Sliding Scale agreements largely attended to make matters worse for the workmen, and the 1892 agreement was, in his opinion, extremely stupid, illegal, and unjust to the workmen. He con- trasted the condition of the workmen of South Wales to that of the miners of Northumberland, seating that the latter were much better off, and had their house rent and coal for the nominal sum of Is per month. He had, he added, no quarrel with miners' leaders, and he was pre- pared to co-operate with them in any just cause that would be likely to better the condition of the miners. (Hear, hear.) Miners' leaders, how- ever, should always lead instead of being led. Mr D. A. THOMAS, M.P., who was very heartily -received, dealt at the outset at some length with the Compensation Act in its relation to the Permanent Fund. Adverting to the discussion that took place a short time back at the Aberdare District Council, when the Abernant men sought employment on public works, the hon. member said he would express no opinion on the merits of the unfortunate dispute itself, nor did he wish to prejudice the decision of the Council, but ne would like to sav a word on the statement reported to have been made by the chairman that it was illegal for men who had worked out a month's notice to be prevented from obtaining work elsewhere. The chairman of the Council was a gentleman of very great experience, and had a knowledge of the law possessed by few outside legal circles. Yet they knew very well that, whether legal or not, men coming from a colliery where there happened to be a strike and seeking employment elsewhere were boycotted, and, indeed, Article 91 of the Coalowners' Association provided that -No workmen em- ployed at a colliery immediately before a strike or stoppage thereat takes place shall during such strike or stoppage be employed by any member." This was the association that Mabon was so anxious for him to join. (Laughter.) The Coal- owners' Association, strong as it was and with the large fund behind it, was not even yet strong enough apparently to cope with the men in their disorganised state. The old Trade Union motto was United we stand, divided we fall." But Mr Abraham gave a different rendering—" Divided we stand, united we fall." Perhaps before he touched apon the control scheme they would allow him to finish with Mabon, now that he had started. He read a speech a few weeks ago in I' which Mabon said he was not going to continue the controversy. He appeared at the time to have had enough of it. (Laughter.) But when he found that he (Mr Thomas) was being attacked by the North Wales Press and others, then pre- sumably Mr Abraham thought he might safely recommence operations. There was not much originality in Mabon when he was thoroughly worsted in argument he always brought forward the same old charge of underselling, and always without foundation. No sooner did the Coalcwners' Association abandon the scheme than Mabon showed his anxiety for the pre- vention of underselling by advising the men in his celebrated one-blessing-a-year speech not to presa for the scheme. (Laughter.) But he was always ready, nevertheless, to charge coal- owners outside the charmed circle of the associa- tion with the crime of underselling. Three years ago Mabon had complained almost WITH TEARS IN HIS EYES that he (Mr Thomas) had taken a contract away from Sir W. T. Lewis, the chairman of the Sliding Scale Committee. But when he (Mr Thomas) applied for information to the officials of the Lewis' Merthyr Company they expressed complete ignorance as to what Mr Abraham referred. Mabon declined to name his inform- ant. Of course, it could not have been Sir William. (Laughter.) Only a few weeks ago it was Mabon Fach who, on the authority of Mr Archibald Hood—another member of the Sliding Scale Committee—denounced him for taking trade away from the Glamorgan Colliery, but here again Mr Hood, when chal- lenged, came forward promptly, and positively denied having even mentioned his name to Mr Evans. (Hear.) Now it was Mabon Fawr who accused him, not only of under- selling, but of a distinct breach of faith. This time Mabon and Co. were running in double harness with the Tory organ. (Laughter.) Three times had Mabon returned to the attack in reference to the Transatlantique contract. True, Mabon did not refer to him by name in any of his speeches-that was one of the peculiarities of his methods of controversy. He publicly charged some person unknown with a crime even went so far as to say he did not know to whom he was himself referring, only it was somebody. (Laughter.) Then he hurried from one friend to another, giving the name of the unknown-of course in the strictest confidence. (Laughter.) Not a. very straightforward and manly course some might think. (Hear, hear.) Perhaps not, but one, nevertheless, that had its advantages, for unless it chanced to come to the ear of the unknown he had no suspicion that he was the one implicated, and I THE LIE CONTINUED ITS COURSE in an ever-widening circle. Fortunately, a common friend of Mabon and his own had told him in this case that Mabon in ordinary conversation accused him and wanted to know whether there was any truth in this latest story. He had at once written to Mabon denying the charge and risking him for his authority, but this the hon. member, perhaps wisely after Mabon Fach's experience, had declined to give. (Laughter.) Now of what had Mabon accused him He had referred three times in as many weeks to the Transatlantique contract, and even with his experience of Mabon he never remem- I- -A seeing so many misrepresentations con- tained in so few words. He would deal with them categorically, and he was prepared to accept the fullest responsibility for the action of the Cambrian Company in entering into the contract. (Hear, hear.) The first reference was at a general conference of colliery workmen at Cardiff on November 15th. The Press was not ad- mitted, but in the official report afterwards supplied to the newspapers, Mabon was repre- sented as having said, For a few days after the notice had been given trade seemed to improve. Shortly afterwards representatives of large local firms went to Paris to negotiate for a certain contract, and it was said that, although these representatives agreed among themselves as to what price they were going to accept, one of them, without the knowledge of the others, accepted 6d per ton less. He did not know who the guilty party was, but some of their professed friends did, and this was an opportunity for those to do the workmen a kindness by giving them the name." That was the official report. But Mabon, when challenged, at once backed down from the word agreed," and substituted the more vague word, understanding." It would be observed that Mabon said he did not know who the guilty party was, but he had told his friends that it was Mr D. A. Thomas. He (Mr Thomas) now stated EXPLICITLY AND WITHOUT QUALIFICATION that in regard to this particular contract he had hever entered into any agreement or understand- ing as to what price he would take, and con- sequently there could be no question of his having accepted sixpence or any other sum less than he had undertaken Ito do. (Hear, hear.) The Transatlantique contract was made about the 26th or 27th of October. The notice to terminate the Sliding Scale produced no effect upon the market, because merchants had got to see that nothing ever came of these notices, and that in the disorganised state of the workmen, and under the influence of Mabon's peaceful instincts, a crisis was always averted. As tb the alleged improvement in trade. The Cambrian Collieries worked two days during the week pre- ceding that in which the contract was made. A few days later, on the 27th November, Mabon addressing a mass meeting of the workmen employed in th Gelli, Tynybedw, and Pentre Collieries, the property of es Messrs Cory Bros., was reported as follows :— Referring to the depressed state of the trade, the speaker remarked that recently a Trans- atlantic contract for coal was given in Paris to a certainfirm in South Wales. The Fern dale Colliery Company and Messrs Cory Bros., Cardiff, used to have that contract between them, but another partv had obtained it at 6d per ton less. The workmen, he added, should ask who were those cut-throat sellers." But if Mabon claimed to know who the guilty party was, why was he not man enough to tell them ? (Hear, hear.) He could understand now Mabon's alarm when he (Mr Thomas) was invited a few months ago to address these same workmen. Mabon preferred regaling them with misrepresentations to letting others speak the truth to them. Now if that statement at Pentre meant anything, it meant that he, the guilty party "—(laughter)—had taken a contract from the Ferndale and Pentre Companies, a contract usually held by them and had secured it by taking it at a lower price. THE ACTUAL FACTS WERE THESE. The Pentre Company had no contract with the Transatlantique Company over the present year. The Cambrian Company had had a con- tract with the Transatlantique Company for many years without a break. They led a contract for the current year for 100,000 tons, and they had renewed that contract for the same quantity over next year at a higher priee-this was the contract to which Mabon referred-and at a higher price than that of the Ferndale contract now running with the Trans- atlantique. He could scarcely believe that Mabon had entirely evolved all these misrepresentations out of his own head, but Mabon refused to give him the name of his informant. Probably some disappointed party—very likely some employer on the Sliding Scale Committee—for he observed that these misrepresentations as to his under. selling which Mabon and Co. grasped at so eagerly and disseminated with such evident enjoyment emanated generally in the first instance, from that sources. It was a pity in the interest of truth and fair dealing, and for other reasons, that the Press were not admitted to the proceedings of that august body. (Loud applause.) However, who- ever had given Mabon his wrong information it surely could not be his friends of the Ferndale Company, who were in Paris at the time of the contract in question, because they knew the facts of the case, and were too honourable under any circumstances to wish to prejudice him (Mr Thomas) with the workmen, or to do such work through Mabon. They, he felt, must be on his side in this matter, and could illustrate to Mr Abraham from their own experience the futility of agreements to maintain a minimum price even when confined to only a couple of firms. Only last year, on behalf of the Cam- brian Company, he had entered into an agreement of that character with a single other firm, and the agreement was promptly broken and not by the Cambrian Company. Of course it was the foreign agent of the other firm who broke faith. It was ALWAYS THE FOREIGN AGENT who did these things. (Laughter.) Mabon had repeated his story with slight variation to the Cambrian Association on Monday last, and had added the alleged fact that the contract had been taken at 6d per ton less than it was possible to get for it." Cobbler Mabon had better stick to his last and not express his opinion so freely on matters that he knew nothing about. (Laughter.) He (Mr Thomas) assured them that with every liking for his Paris friends in acting on behalf of Cambrian,' he did not allow any feeling of sentiment to influence him to take less than he could possibly get. For Mabon's guidance he might tell him that before he went to Paris-from information received, as the policemen say, and which he knew to be of a perfectly reliable character-he had ascertained that contract had already been entered into for Rhondda steam coal of the best quality at prices, having regard to all the circumstances, practi- cally the same at or below what Cambrian accepted from the Tmnsatlantique Company. Further, it might be news to Mabon to learn that among the contractors with the Transatlantique over next year were the proprietors of two Rhondda steam coal collieries contiguous to Clydach Vale, and that the prices they accepted were below that taken by the Cambrian Company. When Mabon preached on the iniquities of underselling, let him make sure of his facts and when he next preached from that text, might he suggest to Mabon that he should move his pulpit from Pentre, where the men hardly lost a day—he was told not a single day this year-from want of trade, to Clydach Vale, where the men had for some time been working often only two and three days a week, and explain to them how the Cambrian Company have been 'BOBBING IESSRS CORY BROS. of their trade. (Laughter.) He did not know how it struck them, but to him it appeared to be rather reversing the natural order of things, for the man who had advised the workmen to abandon the only practicable scheme to prevent underselling to bring these charges against the man who had done his best to promote the scheme. (Cheers.) They would see that the only truth contained in the references in Mabon's three speachos to this business was, that he (Mr Thomas) had been over to Paris and had made a contract with the Transatlantique Company. All the rest was misrepresentation. (Laughter.) However eloquently Mabon might preach on the Sabbath, it was clear that they must take what he said on week days with a very large quantity of salt. (Hear and laughter.) Why Mabon entertained this personal animus towards himself he was at a loss to know. Mabon had admitted that he (Mr Thomas) had given invaluable information to the men on coal trade matters. Why, then. did Mabon single him out from among the employers for attack ? (Hear.) He would much prefer working shoulder to shoulder with Mabon in the interests of the men, but his friend seemed determined to make this impossible. The curious part of the affair was that while Mabon was pursuing him week after week and day after, day with these vindictive misrepresentations relating to matters of private and personal concern, Mabon was at the same time whining to his friends at the cruel perse- cution of Mr D. A. Thomas, trying to pose, in short, as ST. MABON .THE MARTYR. He (Mr Thomas) never went into Mabon's family affairs, hut he only dealt with him as a public man and confined himself to his public actions and utterances. Let Mabon follow the same rule and give up listening to the cliques of dis- appointed competitors. (Hear, hear.) He honed nothing that he had said would prevent MaSon from continuing to give the world his view3 upon the coal trade, for these discourses afforded an endless fund of amusement to merchants on 'Change. (Laughter.) His description last week of the half-million wagons—rather more than 20 times the number of wagons full and empty employed in that particular trade—of coal waiting to be tipped, and the Is 6d increase in the f.o.b. cost that had resulted from the rise in freights was inimitable. (Laughter.) By all means Jet him continue these entertainments, but let him confine his imagination to general t matters. Mabon now characterised the action of the men in giving notice to terminate the scale as foolish, but was it not Mabon himself who bad pointed out the grave defect in the scale that enabled employers to sell ahead at low prices in the knowledge that they would be compensated by low wages and cost of production ? And was not Mabon responsible to some extent for the disappointment among the men that led to the notices being given ? Had he not first aroused the hopes of the men by advocating the scheme of control, and then helped to dash those hopes by urging the men to agree to its abandonment ? (" Shame.") Mabon had more recently expressed his entire approval of the proposal to dovetail the control scheme into the Sliding Scale; let him then undo the mischief that he had done and assist with all his might in bringing that proposal to a successful issue. (Cheers.) He would thus render better services to the workmen than in traducing the friends of the latter by misrepresentations. (Applause.) The hon. member then proceeded to strongly urge the adoption of the control scheme, as an amendment to the Sliding Scale, as the most simple and satisfactory means of terminating the present crisis. MI J. T. WILLIAMS (Ynysybwl), who submitted the first resolution, referring to his position, said he did know why a man could not be seen in company with Mr Thomas without being thought antagonistic to miners' leaders in general, and one leader in particular. (Hear, hear.) He moved, That this mass meeting of colliery workers in the Pontypridd district heartily approves of the Control of Coal Output Scheme', and is strongly in favour of the said scheme being mutually adopted by the South Wales coal- owners and their workmen before the end of the present notice to terminate the Sliding Scale agreement." Councillor W. H. GRONOW (Cilfynydd) seconded, and the resolution was adopted with enthusisasm. Mr ISAAC LILES (Pontypridd) moved that copies of the resolution be forwarded to the members of the Sliding Scale Committee, re- questing them to take immediate action to secure the adoption of the Control of Coal Output Scheme. This was likewise carried. Mr THOMAS, replying to a vote of thanks, said the Control of Output Scheme did not mean restriction of output. He would be no party to keeping the output down to its present low level, because that would mean no development in the future. He was proud of his country, and wanted to see its resources developed. What was wanted was to prevent competition between one colliery and another. A vote of thanks to the chairman terminated the meeting.
LATE ALD. GRIFFITHS, OF NEWPORT. The funeral of the late Alderman Enoch Griffiths took place on Monday at Newport Cemetery, the cortege leaving The Emlyn, Bryn- gwyn-road, Clytha Park, shortly after 2 o'clock. The first coach contained Dr. Garrod Thomas Rev. Glyn Davies, Rev. A. I. Jenkins, and Mr E Fennel jun.; then followed six bearers and the open Victoria car containing the remains; second coach, Mr J. H. Griffiths (son), Mr J. P. Giles (son-in-law), Mr W. T. Jenkins (son-in-law), and Mr A. J. Parsons; third coach, Mr Wm. Jones, Mr E. W. Jenkins, Mr G. P. Reynolds, Mr John Davies, and Mr John Gunn; fourth coach, Mr Isaac Llewellyn, Mr Hooper, Mr Hartley, and Mr Rees, The remains were enclosed in a shell with outer coffin of polished English oak, with heavy plain brass mounting, the inscription on the plate being-Enoch Griffiths, died December 1st, 1897, aged 58 years. The Mayor and Corporation, and police with mace bearers, and Superintendent Sinclair and Deputy-Superintendent Brooks, met the cortege at the foot of Stow-hill and preceded the pro- cession to the Cemetery. The interment was in a new brick family grave. The Rev. Glyn Davies and Rev. A. J. Jenkins officiated, and the funeral arrangements were efficiently conducted by Messrs Tovey Bros.
A CHILD BURNT TO DEATH. Fire broke out early on Monday at a private house in Sandys-row, Bishopsgate, and Esther Spilsberg, aged 12, was so badly burnt that she succumbed later in the hospital to her injuries. Another female was injured, but less seriously.
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COLLIERS'MEETING AT EBBWVALE. COMPENSATION ACT DISCUSSED. The usual monthly meeting of the Ebbw Vale and Sirhowy Colliery Workmen's Association was held at the Salvation Army Hall on Monday, Mr W. Vycc in the chair. Councillor T. RICHARDS, miners' agent, after giving his monthly report, said that the general outlook in the labour world was far from being encouraging. Not only in South Wales, but in every part of the country trade was slack, and he was sure they were in for a long period of depression. They could not help feeling it was the effect of the engineers' strike. In face of this it was necessary for the workmen to husband every penny of their earnings in view of a probable crisis at the end of March. He believed that if the engineers' strike continued the colliers would have to accept much less than if it ended a month or so before the end of March. There was no doubt that the Compen- sation Bill would occupy their attention—and pressure would be brought to bear upon the workmen to accept a scheme for contracting out of the provisions of the Bill. The board of management of the permanent fund had decided to engage an actuary to ascertain the value of the Compensation Act to the workmen. With all due respect to whatever actuary was engaged, it would be impossible for him to arrive at the value of the Bill to the workmen; yet hundreds of pounds of the workmen's money would be spent in obtaining the services of the man without the members of the fund being approached on the matter. Mr DANIEL EVANS, solicitor, Brecon, who is the solicitor of the Ebbw Vale Association, addressed the meeting upon the Compensation Bill, and strongly advised the workmen not to commence contracting out, but first of all to see the practical working of the Act. When they found an Act of Parliament coming from a Tory Government-the friends of capital-it was clear that they had commenced to feel the im- portance of the democracy of this country. The power of labour had been secured by combination, and the fact that the Compensation Bill came from a Tory Government ought to stimulate the hearts of all workmen to perfect their organisa- tion, and to feel that the labour of their leaders had not been in vain. (Cheers.) A resolution was carried unanimously That the Ebbw Vale agency of the Miners' Provident Relief Fund protests against sums of money being voted from the funds by the management for the purpose of making inquiries as to the working of the Compensation Bill without consulting the members of the fund."
ABERNANT DISPUTE. ALLEGED BLACKLEGS." On Monday a mass meeting of the colliers in the Aberdare Valley was held in the Market Hall for the purpose of con- sidering the Abernant dispute and the question of the Sliding Scale agreement. The meeting was presided over by Mr Joseph Price, who was supported on the platform by Alderman D. Morgan, Messrs Jonn Davies, Hirwain (one of the members of the Sliding Scale Committee), C. B. Jones, M. Williams, D. Parker (secretary), and other members of the Abernant Strike Committee. The CHAIRMAN said they had received excellent support from the tradesmen in the town and dis- trict, as well as from the workmen throughout South Wales and Monmouthshire. Money was coming in freely until some of their own fellow- workmen held hole-and-corner meetings and decided to sgo in. Some of these men were the most prominent in advocating a strike—(" shame" )-and he had no lan- guage strong enough to condemn them. Owing to the action of these men the District Council had adjourned the matter of employing men. Arrangements, however, had been made to hold concerts in support of the strikers, and the Empire Theatre that week was giving six per- formances in aid of the strike fund. (Loud applause.) Alderman D. MORGAN said when the yard seam was opened in the No. 9 Pit four years ago it was so extraordinarily stiff, and the coal so brittle, that the men could not earn a living on the standard, 2s 0 4-5d, and the men claimed an allowance of 6d a ton. After a. reference to the Sliding Scale Committee 3"45d was allowed. Mr Lewis wanted this taken off a short time ago. It was contended that the seam had improved, so that it was right to take away the allowance, but that the manager should give an allowance according to his own conscience. This meant that the manager put it all in his pocket, and on measuring day gave as much or as little as he liked. He objected on principle to the manager giving the men the allowance he liked, and to the tradesmen who blamed them for the strike he had a word to say; but before saying that, he wanted to point out that most of the tradesmen in Aberdare supported the men admirably, more than three-quarters of them having subscribed handsomely to the strike fund. (Hear, hear.) To those tradesmen, how- ever, who blamed them, he said what would they think of sending him a sack of flour, and after he had received and eaten the sack to be allowed to pay what he liked for the flour. (Laughter.) That was what the masters were trying to do. He had seen blacklegs before in 1871 in Mountain Ash, but in spite of them they had won, and they would win again as they had justice on their side. At the meeting of the Cambrian Associa- tion some of the delegates said that the Aber- dare and Merthyr Association had been defeated in the Plymouth case, and suggested it was time to break up the association. (Shame.) Mabon had also suggested that they were coming there to beg. He would be very glad to receive what the Cambrian Association would send, but if the Cambrian Association was to send them £ 700 they would only repay what the Aberdare and Merthyr Association had sent that Association. When they had 400 men out in the Rhondda the Aberdare and Merthyr Association sent them £700, and the Cambrian Association might repay this instead of snubbing them. (Hear, hear.) Mr JOHN DAVIES, Hirwain, then moved the following resolution :—" That thi3 meeting of the whole of the workmen employed in the Aberdare Valley pass a vote of censure on the few persons that are now working in the Little Pit, Abernant, as they have tried to destroy the attempt of their fellow workmen to get justice. Again, we believe it is un-Christianlike and inhuman to try to usurp the places of workmen who are endeavour- ing to get justice for themselves and children." The resolution was seconded by Mr W. Parker and carried unanimously.
IMPRISONED MINERS AT NANTYGLO. A rnmour gained currency in the Nantyglo and Brynmawr districts that through a heavy fall in Peggy's Pit, Coalbrookvale, several workmen had been entombed. The matter, however, proved to be not quite so serious as was at first reported. It appears that on Saturday morning the ninth bond bearing workmen was going down when the crank broke. Fortunately the carriage was close to the top, and its descent was checked by the brake, and it was pulled back. There were about 80 men down, including several night men who had been engaged clearing a fall since the previous evening. They were not released until 2 o'clock, when, the adjoining Deep Pit having stopped for the day, the fan was stopped, and they were able to reach the surface through the fan pit and up the Deep."
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GLAMORGAN ASSIZES. CIVIL BUSINESS. The civil business of the Autumn Assizes for the county of Glamorgan was resumed at Cardiff before Mr Justice Grantham and a special jury on Monday. COMPENSATION FOB DEATH OF A HUSBAND. In this case Mrs Lawrence and her six children (Newport) claimed from the Great Western Railway Company, compensation for the death of her husband, who was killed on the defendants' line. Mr Abel Thomas, Q.C., M.P., and Mr A. Parsons (instructed by Mr Ll. J. Phillips, Newport) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Bowen Rowlands, Q.C., and Mr W. D. Benson (instructed by Mr R. R. Nelson, Paddington) for defendants. Mr Pearson, in opening the case, said plaintiff's husband, Robert Lawrence, was killed on the railway on Saturday, 7th August, owing to the alleged negligence of a servant of the company. The defence, he also mentioned, was a denial of negligence, and it was also pleaded that deceased was trespassing at the time he was killed. Mr Abel Thomas put in a plan showing the point of the line at which Lawrence was killed and across which there was a public right ef way. Deceased, who was 41 years of age, and employed at the Tredegar Wharf, visited his mother's house between 11 and 12 o'clock on the night of the date in question. On his return journey he would have to pass under a high wall, walk over the lines, of which there were a good many there, and then enter upon the highway running across from Mill-parade to the river bank. where there was another public high- way. When deceased was passing over the spot at the sidings where the accident occurred. defendants' servants were backing a train of 33 waggons, 23 loose and 10 attached to the engine. There was no light, as there ought to have been, on the end of the last truck, neither was the guard nor any other official walking in front to warn anyone coming along of the danger. Just as deceased was crossing the rails the engine pushed back the trucks. He was knocked down, and five or six of them passed over his legs. He was removed to the Infirmary, where he died a few hours afterwards. He contended that there had been negligence, because the defendants' servants had pushed back the trucks over a highway without giving warn- ing or notice, and also that deceased had a perfect right to be where he was as there was a right of way there. The widow and children were therefore entitled to compensation from the defendant company. Mr A. Swash, architect, Newport, explained the plans and photos put in, one of the latter showing the railway siding in question with a lot of work- men passing over. There seemed to be a right of way. Miss Susan Sophia Austice, of 17, Mill-parade, next door to Mrs Lawrence, said that shortly before 12 o'clock on the night of August 7th she was looking out at the window, and she saw the trucks move and bump. Someone shouted Hold on," and the railway servants ran towards the spot where a man was lying groaning. Deceased used to visit his mother nearly every night, and went that way. There had been a right of way over the line ever since she remembered. It had been used by a great many people daily, and none of them had ever been stopped. In cross-examination, she said she noticed one of the railway men with a, hand-lamp in his hand. Mr Thomas Spurrier, pilot's assistant, Newport, spoke to having met deceased in the railway yard on his way to his mother's, and heard shouts soon after, when the man was killed. Mr Daniel Mahoney, foreman coal trimmer, gave similar evidence. Two empty waggons and two full ones went over deceased. Waggons were allowed to stand there sometimes, and he had seen workmen pass over and under the buffers. Mrs Sarah E. Miller, residing at Mill-parade, said she heard cries to stop the waggons, and when she ran out of her house she saw deceased under one of the trucks. The place where Lawrence was killed had been used by the public as a right of way during the last 34 years to her knowledge. Dr. Paton, visiting surgeon at Newport Hospital, said that when deceased was admitted it was found necessary to amputate both legs. The operation was completed and Lawrence re- covered from the effect of the anesthetic, but succumbed from the shock of the injuries. Mr Koaert tienry naynes, Dorougn engineer and surveyor to the Corporation of Newport, said he had been in the Corporation service since 1879, and had lived in Newport for 35 years. He produced a survey of Newport made for the Corporation in 1851, and another made in 1876, together with the Ordnance survey sheets showing the Tredegar yard. He had always understood there was a right of way, as shown by the surveys, at the crossing mentioned, and also at the river bank. Since 1S70 the conditions were, to his knowledge, the same, except that an additional line of rails had been laid down. Cross-examined, he said he had never seen the crossing at that point occupied by standing waggons. Re-examined The crossing in question was the one usually used by the people generally. Mr Henry Bowen, of Temple-street, Newport, said he was 78 years old, and had known Mill- parade and Tredegar Wharf since he could remember. Wheu he first remembered there were houses in Mill-parade. Ever since lie could remember, the way from Mill-parade to the river bank was a right of way not only for the employees of the Tredegar Iron Company (for which 'he worked about 50 years) but for the general public. Cross-examined He could not say he had seen anyone crossing at other parts. He had never seen waggons standing for any time on the cross- ing where the accident occurred. He had seen some for about half an hour. Mr Wm. Henry Brown, chairman of the Light- ing Committee of Newport Corporation, who said he had lived in Newport for 30 years, also spoke as to the right of wav at the crossing. There was also a right of way along the bank of the Pill,and along the bank of the river, which was enforced recently by the Corporation as against the Patent Fuel Company. Cross-examined, witness said he had seen thousands of persons who were not in the employ of either the Tredegar Iron Company or the Tre- degar Wharf Company crossing. Anyone wish- ing to take a walk down the Pill or the river would go over the crossing, and there was no fence to prevent them. There was a right along the river bank, but he would not be so sure about the Pill. He had seen trucks standing on the sidings, but could not remember the Old Ship Crossing being blocked by trucks. Mr Michael Irving said he bad been foreman at the Tredegar Iron and Coal Company for about forty year9, and during that time he had seen people going not only to the Tredegar Wharf, but to the banks of the river, without there having been any attempt to stop them, unless any of them were stealing coal or some- thing of that sort. (Laughter.) Cross-examined, he said that when there were trucks on the crossing foot passengers would take the best way they could of getting over. Mr Henry Nathan, a contractor in the em- ployment of the Tredegar Iron and Coal Com- pany, gave similar evidence, stating that in his opinion the Ship Crossing belonged to the public. Deceased worked for him and earned about £2 a week. Mr Wyer, boatman at the Alexandra Docks, said he was 57 years of age, and had used the Old Ship Crossing for 50 odd years.that being the only way. He had never heard the right of crossing there disputed. In cross-examination he said that was his most direct way. He lived by the water and he made straight for the water, but if he wanted to go the other way to the Docks he would go down Mill- parade.—The Judge: Ah I suppose as a water- man you say, There's nothing like leather." (Laughter.) Mr Edward Newland, from plaintiff's solicitors' office, said that on one Sunday afternoon, be- tween 2 and 5 p.m., he counted 120 foot passen- gers going over the Old Ship Crossing, and none over the other lower down near the engine house. Mr John Lawrence, brother of deceased, said the wages earned by his brother were fully £2 a week. He always used the same crossing as that where his brother was killed. Mrs Lawrence, plaintiff, said her eldest child was twelve, and there were six children ^to- gether, the youngest being five months old. husband's earnings averaged about X2 10s a week. Mr Thomas put in the rules issued to servants of the company, and this concluded the plaintiff's evidence. For the defence Mr Bowen Rowlands asked the jury not to be influenced by feelings of sympathy for plaintiff, but to hear the case and decide upon it, as they would deal with any other. They had, he said, been asked to say that a crossing, called the Old Ship Crossing, existed at or near the place where the accident happened ,ned and that whether that was so or not plaintiff had a right to recover because Lawrence's death was caused by negligence on the part of servants of the defendant company. There had been evidence given for plaintiff alleging that the line at the Old Ship Crossing was always clear of trucks, but other people less interested had sworn that the sidings from the Pill to the Old ShipCrossing were generally occupied by trucks. He con- tended that there the crossing in question had been blocked for days together, and people thus obstructed went round by the ends of the trains obstructed went round by the ends of the trains or over or under the buffers, a proceeding which one might expect in the absence of a definite way as was only to be found at the Pill Crossing. Mr George King said he was employed at the Pengwelly signal box, and he had to look after the adjacent crossings as well as the shunting of trucks. The defendant company put their trucks there in transit to the Tredegar Company, and he always saw that the Pill and engine-slied crossings were clear. Be- tween these crossings the.line was left blocked. The Pill and engine-shed crossings were the only two he had seen clear. The others were blocked. The trucks were received from the Great Western Railway Company by the Tre- degar Company. He had never had any claim or demand to leave clear what workmen called the Old Ship Crossing. As to what happened on the night of the accident he said he signalled to the engine-driver to move back the train. The driver at once an- swered the signal, and blew his whistle. Witness remained stationary by the fifth waggon. Immediately after the train moved ho heard a man groan right opposite him and at once signalled to the driver to stop, which was done, the train not having moved more than one waggon. On going to the spot he found deceased lying under a truck, with one foot on the rail and the other off. There were a lot of people on the Pill Cross- ing often, particularly on Sunday nights and he had to shout to get them to move on. He did not see anyone oil the line or coming near when he gave the signal for the train to move, and he believed it was impossible that the four or five trucks could have passed over deceased. He accounted for deceased having been run over by the fifth truck by him trying to get across by getting under or over the buffers. After the accident he had deceased removed. Cross-examined by Mr Thomas, he said he had never heard the crossing called the Old Ship Crossing. He had seen a good many persons go that way, but not hundreds. It was the nearest way to the Tredegar Wharf, and he had seen the employees crossing over it as well as over other parts. The Court adjourned till 10.30 this (Tuesday) morning, when the case will be further heard. TO-DAY'S LIST OF CAUSES. Lawrance and Others v. the Great Western Railway Company.—Compensation for personal injuries. Part heard. Evans v. Evans and Another.—Possession of land and property. Morgan v. Thomas-Breach of Covenant. (CASES DISPOSED OF.) South Wales and Liverpool Steamship Co. v. Phillips —Judgment for plaintiffs for £ 100 in a claim for JE247. Llewellyn v. Morris—Libel. Verdict for plaintiff, 40s and costs. Davis v. Iacey-Compensation for personal injuries. Jury disagreed and were discharged. Howell v. The Cymmer Glyncorrwg Coal Company, Limited, and Others-Dispute as to agreement. Verdict for defendants. Thomas v. Thomas-For possession of land at Merthyr.—By consent judgment for plaintiff. Milward v. Stowe and Another-Commission.-Ver- dict for defendants. Talbot v. Leyshon and Others-lujunction.-Vexdiet for plaintiff. Strachltn v. Taff Vale Railway Company-Compensa- tion for damage to engine.—Verdict for plaintiff. Groves v. the Dowlais Iron Company-Damages for personal injuries. Verdict by consent for plaintiff. Austin v. Pearson and Son-Breach of contract.- Verdict for plaintiff for .1.100-clain-i C174. James v. Phillips and Others-Breach of covenant.— Verdict for defendants. Myhill v. The Western Steam Trawling Company- Compensation for personal injuries—Settled out of Court.
CARDIFF ASSOCIATION OF TEACHERS. THE EXTRANEOUS WORK QUESTION A general meeting of the Cardiff Teachers' lers Association of the National Union of Teachers was held at the Higher Grade School on Monday night, the proceedings being presided over by Mr A. C. Burgess, vice-president of the association. Mr BitbcriNGTON, B.A., submitted the following proposition "That in the opinion of this meeting the performance of compulsory extraneous duties should not be a condition of appointment to office in State-aided schools, and that the best interests of education would be served by providing for teachers in such schools reasonable security of tenure. He urged that in the public interest it was a fair claim that educational development and increased demands upon teachers should be ac- companied by the abolition of compulsory ex- traneous duties, either as a condition of obtain- ing appointment to or of retaining office in any State-aided school. This claim was met in & favourable way by many managers. He wanted to see it part of our educational system that pro- fessional fitness, character, and efficient discharge of the duties of his office should secure the teacher against capricious and unjust dismissal, because he believed that that was the only condition upon which the public would get the best return for money spent upon popular education. (Applause.) The unrest created by the present attitude in many places upon this question was decidedly detrimental to the hopeful work of the teacher, and the education of the children suffered. He did not wishjin any way to limit the active energy of teachers in any direction of public work out- side the school. He wanted to see the teachers left free to choose, and he had no fear that the call to effort would be voluntarily met. Con- cerning reasonable security of tenure, he would specially guard against any interpretation that implied absolute security of tenure. The educa- tion of the children was the all-absorbing public interest. Reasonable security of tenure should, in his opinion, only protect the teacher who faced in the fullest sense the responsibilities and due discharge of the duties of his office. At the same time he protested most emphatically against the power to make non-professional demands upon the energy and time of teachers in State-aided schools. (Anplause.) I Mr E. C. WILL •VIOTT seconded the motion, and showed tha t returns to the Executive Council of the Union had made it perfectly clear that there were largo numbers of teachers who held their positions purely because of extraneous work which they were compelled to perform. Miss ANNA WILLIAMS supported the motion, condemning the system. of extraneous work as a most pernicious one. She knew of teachers, she said, in rural districts who were actually obliged to take to their homes after school hours garments to be fixed and "tacked," a practice which she described as the tyranny of the needle. Speaking also in support, Mr PEPPERELL related his experience in making applications for posts. In one case he and his wife wore expected to work up the Sunday school and the village clothing club. (Loud laughter.) He objected to the State paying for services of a private character, and for doing which, in the majority of instances, the clergyman himself was paid. The motion was unanimously adopted. Miss Anna Williams, Mr Brockington, and Mr W. C. Jenkins (Swansea.) were nominated to the Executive Council as representatives of the Wales division and Mr M. Jackman as vice-president of the Union.
THEATRE ROYAL (CARDIFF). The famous pathetic drama of East Lynne," as adapted from Mrs Henry Wood's novel by Mr H. Mountford, has been staged at the Theatre Royal this week. This adaptation gives vividly the tragic and pathetic parts, as well its the lighter incidents of the plot, and as played by Mr Frank Weathersby's company is a very clear and dramatic exposition of the author's ideas. On Monday night it was most heartily received by a large house. The Lady Isabel of Miss Eugenie Venie was powerful and dramatic, so also was the representation of Little Willie of Miss Fay Vayne. The part of Archibald Carlyle was ably repre- sented by Mr Vernon Sansbury. The whole com- pany are decidedly good, and give a fine repre- sontation of this ever-interesting play.
GRAND THEATRE (CARDIFF). Saints and Sinners," a very powerful drama by that gifted author, Mr Henry Arthur Jones, is the attraction at the Grand Theatre, and is being played by Miss Elaine Verner and her company, under the management of Mr Harding Thomas. This is a play in which motives and impulses, moral and otherwise, are exemplified and criti- cised in an interesting and effective manner. The plot is a clear and tangible one, skilfully worked out. Its basis is wickedness and moral insanity overcome at last by the extremes of goodness and purity. Saints and Sinners," at the Vaudeville, London, enjoyed a, run of over 200 nights consecutively. When it was produced at Cardiff for the first time on Monday evening it received a hearty welcome from a crowded house. Miss Verner's Company is a specially good one. As Letty Fletcher, the deceived minister's daughter, Miss Verner gave a fine display of emotional and heroic acting, and received the hearty plaudits of the audience, and the same must be said of the magnificent way in which Mr Harding Thomas represented the wronged and heartbroken father, Jacob Fletcher, the minister of Bethel Archie Helsby acted the part of Captain Eustace Fanshawe, the deceiver, admirably and Mr Henry Lonsdale was pathetic, passionate, but judicious as George Kingsmil, the young lover of Letty. The part of the minister's housekeeper (Lydia) was well acted by Miss Cissy Padmore; that of Mrs Porridge by Miss Mary Sanders; and that of Fanny Parridge by Miss Elwers. It may be interesting to South Walians to know that the company, in the course of their present tour, will visit Newport, Pontypridd, Aberdare, Llanelly, Swansea, and other towns.
THE LYCEUM (NEWPORT). Oriental America," the latest novelty from over the water, occupies the boards of the above place of popular resort. The programme is agreeably varied. The first part consists of the mirth-making negro absurdity entitled "The Blackville Derby," in which is introduced many of the latest negro melodies, which are sung between the races by jockeys, touts, plungers, and bookies. The second division of the pro- gramme is operatic, and in this Mr Sidney Woodward, the American tenor, gives several solos with telling effect. The choruses are ad- mirable. The third portion of the entertainment is devoted to vaudeville, which must be seen to be appreciated. The programme appropriately winds up with the coon-cake v/alic, a relic of the dark days of negro bondage—walking for the cake being to the darkie what the stately minuet was to our grandfathers in the Georgian epoch.
THE EMPIRE (CARDIFF). One of the funniest and best played panto- mimic sketches ever stayed, The Jail Birds," was the feature of a programme of superlative excellence at the palatial Queen-street hall on Monday. The sketch was received with con- tinuous laughter, and the usually sedate audiences frequently broke into demonstrative applause as one grand item succeeded another. The features of the evening were three really comic songs cleverly rendered by Tom Costello, a comedian to his finger tips, who scores without importing the least bit of vulgarity into his turn, such as inferior artistes wrongly think music- halldom relishes. Next best appreciated was the show by Mdlle. Emmy's unusually well trained troupe of terriers. Next week The Bricklayers will be the sketch, and, with Lockhart's per- forming elephants, the bill will again be one difficult to equal in a provincial hall.
THE EMPIRE (NEWPORT). Lockhart's wonderfully trained elephants were the star turn at the Charles-street Hall, and the large audiences expressed delight at the perform- ance, which for general style, comicality, and as an exhibition of the intelligence of the huge animals has never been eclipsed. The programme also included items by the celebrated three Keziahs, the Sisters Monkose, Johnny Dwyer, May Lynne, Flo Barris, and Rezene and Robini -f\¡ galaxy of talent.
THE EMPIRE (SWANSEA). Swansea Empire was crowded on Monday evening, and the programme merited it. The turn of the evening was that of the Cinemato- graph, which has such a wonderfully vivid repro- duction of a Spanish bull fight. Other turns are by Syd May, My Fancy, George Brooks, Fred Howard, and the Gerrettos. It is a grand show all round.
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D. JONES, DICKINSON & CO., LIMITED. A GOOD YEAR'S BUSINESS. The third ordinary general meeting of the shareholders in D. Jones, Dickinson, and Co., Ltd., was held at Winchester House, Old Broad- street, London, on Monday afternoon. The Chairman (Mr A. C. Lyster) moved the adoption of the report, accounts, and dividend, He congratulated the shareholders on a very fair year's business. They were able to pay 8 per cent, dividend fairly out of the profits made. Last year the net profits were larger than this year, but the volume of business for this year had been greater than last year. Tho wholesale business at Cardiff and the retail at Swansea and Dowlais had been going on most satisfactorily notwithstanding the fluctuating character of the markets. Mr Pullman seconded the adoption of the report and accounts. Mr Goldie complimented the directois on the splendid report which they had produced. Last year he had adopted an attitude hostile to the directors because they had issued two balance- sheets, which he was glad to see was not the case this year.—In reply to Mr Goldie, Mr David Jones stated that the amount of bad debts was larger simply because the auditors thought these accounts were doubtful, and the Chairman said the reserve was employed in the business, although the directors had a free hand to invest the money where they chose. Replying to other questions, the Chairman said the stock-in-trade was put in the accounts at the amount stated by the auditors, and although hundreds of pounds were spent on the properties every year the amount remained" the same in the balance-sheet. The properties were honestly worth the money put upon them to a going concern. The motion was put and car- ried. The re-election of Mr H. Pullman as a director was carried by acclamation. The audi- tors were re-elected, and a vote of thanks was passed to the chairman and directors.
THE SOCIAL EVIL. PROSECUTIONS AT CARDIFF. The Cardiff Stipendiary Magistrate (Mr T. W. Lewis) had before him at the Police Court on Monday three charges of assisting in the management of disorderly houses. Mary Lock, aged 67, was fined £10 and costs, with the alternative of six weeks' imprisonment, for assisting in the management of a brothel at 20, Compton-street on Dec. 3rd. The defence was that prisoner's daughter kept the house as a brothel, but had no partnership with the mother, who, it was alleged, lived at another address. The daughter was called as a witness, and said she took the house from the collector, Mr Davies, 110, Queen-street. A charge against a girl, aged 21 years, who, it was stated by the police, said she went on the streets to keep her mother and sister, was dismissed. A third charge was also dismissed.
INTERNATIONAL GLOVE FIGHT IN LONDON. BARRY (AMERICA) v. CROOT (ENGLAND). ENGLISHMAN KNOCKED OUT. A glove contest for the 7st. 101b. Championship of the World took place at the National Sporting Club on Monday evening between Jemmy Barry, Chicago, and Waiter Croot, England. There was a crowded attendance, both men having good records behind them, and both looked in thorough condition. Barry scaled 7st. 91b. and Croot 7st. 61b. Throughout the contest the exchanges were very even, and both mon exhibited good style. At the end of the eighteenth round victory still hung evenly in the balance, but 35 seconds before the last round closed Barry knocked Croot out with a heavy blow on the jaw. In addition Davidson (ex-amateur light-weight champion) was beaten by Tom Ireland in six rounds.
PROPERTY SALES. CARDIFF. On Monday evening Mr J. T. Saunders offered for sale by auction in the Royal Hotel, Cardiff, leasehold properties in Roath. The first lot, two substantially-built houses, known as Langum House and Plymouth House, Moorland-road, let at 10s per week each, held under lease from Lord Tredegar for a term of 99 years from March 25th, 1882, at the annual ground rent of £ 2 10s each, was sold to Mr J. Y/illiams for £ 540. The second, which comprised No. 25, Claude-road, held under a term of 99 years from March, 1890, at £ 4 15s ground rent, was withdrawn at £400, but the auctioneer offered to treat privately for this lot.
NEW YOUK PRICE S. rREUTEl' TELEGRAMS. I NEW YOR, Monday.—Money ea,sy. Sterling Exchange weak On the Stock Market to-day the President's message has been the guiding force, although not published until afternoon. The market was strong early and moderately active, but there was no enthusiasm. Prices were url highest at the beginning, but reacted during closing dealings on realising, bear attacks causing material losses from tlio highest. The close was weak at near the lowest. Government Bonds firm. Railroad Bonds strong. Silver bars s better. Cotton declined in sympathy with weakness in Liverpool, and closed barely steady spot quiet. Cotton oil quiet—crude, 18c. yellow, 21Jc. Petroleum—refined a quiet trade. Lard- cash steady and 7 up. Wheat re- ceded owing to the increased crop estimates, and finished weak spot easy. Flour quiet. Corn advanced on heavy decrease invisible supply, and closed steady spot steady. Sugar p firm. Coffee improved, due to lighter Brazilian receipts, and left off steady spot firm at 3-«c rise. Tin dull and 5c down. Iron easy. Copper firm. Dec 5 Dec 4 Call Money U.S. Gov. Bonds 2 p.e 2 p.e Ditto, other Securities 2 p.e 2 p.1! Exchange onTjondon, 60 day s'sight 4.82 4.8.3 Ditto, Cable Transfers 4.85V; 4.86 Exchange Paris. 60 days'sight 5.23 5.20' Exchange on Berlin Davs 94J3 94% Four per Cent. U.S. Funded Loan 114 114 Western Union Telegraph Shares 89 884 Atchison Topeka, and S. Fe 12% 12% Do. Do. 4 p.c. Mor 3988J4 Do. Do 5 p.c. Preferr.. 28% 2!% Itimore and Ohio 12X 12 Do. Do. S.W. 4 p.c. 98 98 Canada Southern Shares 544 54 Canadian Pacific 80^3 80><> Central New Jersey 83 85% Central Pacific Shares 11 11 Chesapeake and Ohio Common. 21 21% Chicago, Burlington and Quincey 96% 96% Chicago and North-Western Ord. 122% 122% Chicago and N- Western Preferred 165% 164% Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul 93% 93% Chicago and Rock Island 90 89 Clevel',I, CiiA., Ch, & St. Ls. Ord 34 34 Delaware and Hudson 1M 109 Delaware Ijackawana 150 150 Denver and Rio Grande Shares. 11 11 Denver Preferred 45 45 Illinois Central Shares i02% 102% Lake Shore & Michigan Southern 173% 173 tiouisville and Nasiiville Shares. 55% 55 Michigan Central Shares 102 102% Missouri Kansas, and Texas 13% 12% Missouri Pacific 32% 31% New York,Lake Erie,and Western 14% 145« Difto, Lien 71% 71% New York Central and HudsonBiv 107% 107 New York Ontario & Western, Ord 15% 15% Northern Pacific Common 20% 19% Northern Pacific Preferred 56% 56 Norfolk and Western Preferred. 42% 42% Ohio and Mississippi Ord. Shares Pennsylvania and Philadelphia. 56% 56 Philadelphia and Reading Shares 21% 21% Philadelphia&Eeading5px.lstInc 47% 47% Do. do. 4 p.c. Mor 85% 85i Union Pacific Shares 25% 25% Wabash, St. l,ouis, and Pacific 7% 7% Wabash, St. Louis, etc. Pref. Shrs 1 17% Silver Bullion 60% 59% COTTON AND PRODUCE MARKETS Cotton, day'sreceipts at U.S. ports! 18,000 30,000 Cotton,day's receipts at (rulfports| 36,009 36,003 Cotton, day's export to G. Britain 12,000 45,008 Cottnn, Jay's export to G. Britain 12,000 45,008 Cotton, day's export to Continent 49,000 6,009 Co 011 future Jan. delivery 5.69 5.71 Cotton future Mar. Ielivei-y 5.78 5.80 Cctton middling upland N. York.. 5hf 5% Cotton middling New Orleans 574. 5 Petroleum, refined, in cases 5.95 5.95 Petroleum,sta'dard White N.York 5.40 5.40 Petroleum,st'dwhitePhiladelphia 5.35 5.35 Petroleum, Pipe Line Certs Nov. 65 65 Spirits of Turpentine 33% 33% Lard, Wilcox's spot 4.55 4.47% Tallow, Prime City 3% 3% Sugar, fair refiningMoscovados. 33% Do. 9S p.c.;Centrifugal 3% 3% Corn, Newmixed, Western spot. 33% 33% Corn futures Dec 31% 30% Corn futures May 31% 33% Spring Wheat, No. 1 spot 100 100 Wheat, red winter on the spot 97% 97% Wheat delivery Dec 95% 95 Wheat delivery Jan 95% Coffee Jtio No. 7 6% 6% Coffee Hio No. 7 Low Ord. Jan. 5.85 5.65 Coffee ditto delivery Mar 5.95 5.80 Flour ex State Shipping Brands. 1.85 3.95 Iron, No. 2 Northern ll.OO 11.00 Tin, Australian 13.75 13.70 Copper 10% 10% Steel Bails 20 20 Freight Grain Liverpool steamers 4d 4eJ Freight Grain steamers London. 5d 5d Freight, Cotton to Liverpool 5-32 5-32 Wheat, Chicago, Jan. delivery B9 89% Corn, Chicago, Jan. delivery 25% 25 Turpentine, Savannah 30% 30%
BRASS BAND CONTEST AT MERTHYR VALE. On Monday a brass band contest and football tournament took place at the Athletic Grounds, Merthyr Vale- The prize-takers for the selection (" Hibernia.") were 1, Treharris 2, Ponty- berem 3, Nelson 4, Dowlais. The prize given for the best rendering of any march was divided between Nelson and Pontyberem.
FREE CHURCH PRINCIPLES. The publication in cheap, ha.ndy form of the addresses recently delivered in Cardiff 011 Free Church Principles is an excellent idea, and is likely to receive gratifying encouragement. The papers contained in the booklet are by the Rev. J. Douglas Watters, M.A., (" What is a Chris- tian ? "), Rev. W. T. Lee (il What is a, Protes- tant Rev. J. Williamson, M.A. (" What is True Christian Unity ?"), and Rev J. Morgan Jones (<; What is the True Church ?") The book has a spirited introduction written by Mr John Cory, J.P., D.L., and is published by Henry Lewis, King's-road Cardiff.
BARRY. NAVVIES' UNION.-On Sunday morning a mass meeting in connection with this Union was held at the foot of Weston Hill, when Mr John Ward and Mr R. Davies delivered addresses. In the course of the proceedings a presentation of zElO, gained as compensation, was made to one of the members. The chair was occupied by Mr S. J. Wade. FREE CHURCH MISSION. -On Sunday the Rev. George Hooper, commencing a week's special mission in connection with the Free Church Council, delivered an address at the Wesleyan Chapel, Barry Dock.
BRYNMAWR. SUDDEN DEPARTurE.-Th-) inquiries made in every direction by those interested in the unexpected disappearance of a Brynmawr dis- trict insurance society official have so far proved futile. Since his departure it has transpired that two officials from headquarters recently called, and after investigating certain alleged irregularities suspended him. Early the next morning he left the district and has only been traced as far as Newport.
MONMOUTH. TOWN COUNCIL.—The Mayor (the Right Hon. Lord Llangattock) presided at the monthly meeting on Monday. It was decided to send a memorial to the Haberdashers' Company point- ing out that the County Governors have not carried out that part of the scheme of Jones's Charity relating to pensions for the aged poor and extra almshouses at Monmouth and New- land, and praying that an annual grant be made for that purpose. On the motion of Colonel Walwyn it was unanimously decided to send a memorial to the directors of the Great Western Railway Company asking a reduction of the Eresent excessive railway rates, which press st ard 011 the trade of the town.
BARRY DOCK. THEFTS.—On Monday (before Dr. Treharne and Mr W. W. Nell), a respectably-conneeteo woman named Sarah Giles, 58, Castleland-street, was charged with stealing an oil stove, shoveL teapot, gridiron, and other articles, value 3s 3d the property of Messrs Howell and Co., iron- mongers, Barry Dock. P.C. Welsby SlW the prisoner take some of the goods from outside the shop, and on searching her house other missing gooas were discovered. Mr Alfred Jackson appeared for prisoner, who was sentenced to 14 days' imprisonment. JEWELLERY ROBBERY.-David Seymour Flooks, seaman, was charged with stealing jewellery from the premises of Mrs Paterson, boarding- house keeper, Thompson-street, and was re- manded until Friday. AN AUCTIONEER AND HIS RATES.—Mr J. Arthur Hughes, solicitor, asked for an order in the case of William Davey, auctioneer and dealer, who was sued for the non-payment of zEl 15s, in respect of rates due to the Barry District Council. An order was made against defendant, who did appear, for the payment of the amount claimed within 14 days.
BRECON. POSSESSION OF UNSEASONABLE SALMON.—HEAVY FINES.—Charles Price and Bernard Fury were fined £5 each and costs (previous convictions being put in against defendants), and Walter Packman £2 and costs, the alternative being two months' imprisonment.
DRINK, DEGRADATION, DEATH. Coroner E. Bernard Reece held an inquest or Monday evening at Cardiff into the circum- stances attending the death of Jane Gibbs (24), who was found drowned in the Glamorganshire Canal on Saturday night. The mother of the deceased said that Gibbs had not lived at home for the past four years. She was a single woman and had no fixed abode.—John Williams deposed to sitting on a wall near the Glamorganshire Canal on the east side near the Great Wes- tern Railway Station Bridge about 10.30 on Saturday night. Jane Gibbs was then talking to a man who was sitting on the side of a barge in the canal. She subsequently got into the barge. On seeing witness the man quitted the barge and got on to the quay wall. The woman followed him and engaged in a short conversation with him, in the course of which she tried to induce him to return to the craft. The man declined. Deceased then proceeded towards the bow, and leaning over fell into the water. The woman was drunk at the time. The man attempted rescue and seized her apron, which gave way. Witness ran and tried to remove the chain which fastened the barge to the quay, but failed. The man then left, and witness informed P.S. Snow, who proceeded to the spot. P.S. Snow said the body was partly under the barge when discovered. Artificial respiration was resorted to, but in vain. The woman was well- known to the police, and was of very intemperate habits. The jury returned a verdict oi Accidentally drowned by falling into the canaJ whilst under the influence of drink."
LIQUOR v. REVENUE." ENDOWING CRIME, PAUPERISM, ANE LUNACY." Mr Isaac Padfield presided over a well-attended meeting on Monday at the Cory Hall, when Mr Isitt, continuing his aeries of lectures under the auspices of the Cardiff Temperance and Pronibition Society, addressed the meeting on Liquor v. Revenue." Mr Isitt argued that not only was every penny ex- 0 pended on alcoholic liquors wasted money, out that every ounce of labour that went to the manufacture of liquors as beverages was wasted labour. One hundred and forty-six millions were taken from the people, and the fourth of their own money returned to them. Further, the whole of the money so raised was not left to be spent for any useful purpose, but was absorbed in endowing the crime, pauperism and lunacy which the traffic occasioned.
TEACHING OF WELSH AT BARRY. At the Barry School Board on Monday even- ing, Mr J. Lowdon, J.P., presiding, a deputation was received from the Cymru Fydd Society ask- ing the board to have Welsh taught in every class throughout the schools, instead of only iu the fifth, sixth, and peventh standards. The Chairman, in reply, said the school syllabus was fixed at the beginning of the school year, and they coixld not, therefore, make any alteration in the curriculum until the next school year. With regard to the experiment at Cardiff, to which one of the speakers had referred, he considered it would be best that the Barry Board should see how it worked out.
IG ELLIGAER COUII,'TY SCHOOL. x ——- WANTED a GRADUATE to take Mathematics and Lower Form Work,-Apply Head Master, Pen- gam, Cardiff. il42 WANTED Pattern Maker, non-society. Stata references and wages.—Fielding and Piatt, Gloucester. 3143 COMPULSORY Stle.-I O.E.G. Cock, 12 Hens. c also 3 Aseel Hens, £2 10s lot; good.-Yeteg, 24. Hycamore-strect, Oldham-road, Platting, Manchester. r AITORS.-NV-,ziited. a good General Hand; good tj wages paid. None but stettdy men need apply, —'Williams, Cymmer, K.S.O., Glam. i9C> OOD General disengaged, age 22; three rears' I* excellent character plain cooking good claat servant.—Matilda, 92, St. Michael's-hill, Bri-.tol. 389 COOK-General wanted; £ 15; family three, no children house-parlourmaid kept; quiet sltotr tion; good lie Michael's-hill, Bristol. 388 tion; good lie t. Michael's-hill, Bristol. 388
RAILWAY SERVANTS HELP ABER- NANT MEN. On Sunday evening Alderman D. Morgan, miners' agent, and Mr C. B. Jones, checkweigher, Pwllbach, attended the monthly meeting of the Aberdare Branch of the A.S.R.S., held at the Cardiff Arms Hotel,, to appeal to the railwaymen to support the men now on strike at Abernant. After Alderman D. Morgan had explained the position of affairs, it was unanimously resolved to recommend the Executive Committee at London to vote £100 to the strike fund. The members also undertook to take collecting books in aid of the fund.
2 GARW MINERS' ASSOCIATION. At a meeting of the Garw Miners' Association at the Llanbarran Hotel, Pontycymmer, Mr William Griffiths in the chair, it was decided to readmit into the association 78 workmen of the Llest Colliery. The points in dispute had existed I for nearly two years. The agent having failed to settle with the management of the Ocean Colliery, Blaengarw, a list of prices for the Red Seam Vein, it wa3 decided that unless some agreement be arrived at before the end of the year notices be tendered to cease contracts on January 1st. The manager of the LlestColliery had remedied the grievances of the enginemen, pumpmen, and others.-An appeal for assistance from the Arael Griffin colliers on strike was referred to the various collieries of the Associa- tion.
HOUSEBREAKING AT PONTYPRIDD. On Sunday another burglary was committed at Pontypridd, the woollen factory of Mr Jones, Penrhiw, being broken into. Mr Jones was at the time in charge of his stall" at the market, and about half-past eight his housekeeper left the house for the market. The doors were locked, but when she returned about ten o'clock she foand that the window had been broken and that the back door was left open. Going inside she found that a box in the kitchen had been broken open with a hatchet and that a cash box was also broken, the contents-about 4s or 5s— being stolen, but a cheque forE40 was left behind. No arrest has yet been made. The same evening about a dozen fowls were stolen from the same neighbourhood The continued burglaries are causing some anxiety in the town.
NEW CARMARTHENSHIRE J.P.'S. The following gentlemen have been placed on the Commission of the Peace for the county of Carmarthen :—Mr Augustus Brigstocke, New- castle-Emlyn; Mr Thomas Jones, Ca3tlefield, Llanelly Mr George Powell Roch, Maesgwynne, Whitland.
BACKING THE FAVOURITE does not always bring pleasure or profit to those concerned in it. Fre- quently the horse no one thinks much about wins, and those who gain anything are few and far between. This cannot be said with reference to Holloway's Pills and Ointment, for they never disap- point those who place faith in their merits. With reference to the Ointment, medical men are so con- vinced of its merits that they recommend it to patients as the best remedy within their experience. The Pills, also, have marvellous effect upon the system; and it can be truly said that, whatever the cause of the trouble may be, the combined medicines will restore the patient to b
FANCIERS' SHOW AT MERTHYR. The entries at the second annual show of the Merthyr, Dowlais, and District Fanciers' Associa- tion, at the Drill Hall, Merthyr, on Monday, were larger than on the previous occasion, and the quality was exceptionally good. The presi- dent of the association i3 Mr F. T. James, the High Constable and the officers of the com- mittee—Mr J. T. Docton, chairman Mr T. Parry, vice-chairman Mr J. Bullock, treasurer and the hon. secretaries, Mr F. C. Anthony and Mr E. A. Docton. The judges were—Poultry, Mr J. E. Gunn, Cardiff; pigeons, Mr E. Gibbs, Cardiff cage birds, rabbits, and cats, Mr T. E. Scaresbrook, Cardiff. The following was the prize list POULTRY (Open Class). Brahma or Cochin cock-1, Arthur E. Morgan; 2, Thomas Leach; 3, Mrs M. Williams; 4, George Jones. Hen-l and 2, Mrs Ignatius Williams; 3, Arthur E. Morgan; 4, S. W. Thomas. Wyandotte cock-1, Miss Parry; 2, C. Edwards; 3, Lewis and Evans; 4, Arthur Edmunds. Hen-I, Henry Soper; 2, C. Edwards; 3, E. C. Williams; 4, Samuel Brid. Old English Game cock-l and 4, W. H. Lewis; 2, D. Evans and M. A. Davies (equal); 3, Philip Pendry. Hen-I and 2, Philip Pendry; 3, Nathan Richards 4, W. H. Lewis. Black or brown red cock-1, F. W. Forey; 2, David John; 3, David Owen; 4, Wilfrid Collis. Hen-I, F. W. Forey 2, J. Sivell; 3,C. H. Iftitlaw 4, D. Rees. Any other variety game cock or ben-I, T. Parry; 2, W. J. Ellis; 3, Thomas John Evans; 4, Jas. Evans. Minorca cock-1, E. J. Atkins; 2, John Herbert; 3, R. Davies; 4, S. T. Darby. Hen-I and 3, John Herbert; 2, Mrs W. Elias; 4, E. J. Atkins. Leghorn cock-1, Richard Aubrey 2, John Jones; 3, Morgan Griffiths; 4, Charles Horton. Hen-l and 2, James Parsons; 3, William Evans; 4, Morgan Griffiths. Plymouth rock cock-I and 2, David Havard; 3, Wm. Llewellyn; 4, Thomas Brown. Hen-I, S. W. Thomas; 2, T. Parry 3, J. M. Small; 4, Isaac Lowe. Malay cock or hen-I, T. Garn¡cge; 2 and 4, George Hoskin; 3, F. W. Forey. Indian game cock or hen-I, Frank James; 2, Wilfrid Collis; 3, Edwin Cox; 4, Thomas Jones, Hamburgh cock or hen-I, David Williams 2, B. R, Rowe 3, Lewis Davies and Evans 4, William J. Jenkins. Langshan cock or hen-I and 3, Morgan Griffiths; 2, D. Rees 4, Mrs W. Price. Orpington cock-I, Messrs Shade and Harrison; 2, C. E. Waring: 3, Mrs W. Elias; 4, William Lewis. Hen-I, C. E. Waring; 2, S. W. Thomas; 3, T. Thomas; 4, T. Parry. Any other variety not mentioned, cock or hen-I and 2, S. W. Thomas; 3 and 4, Simon and Owen. Cross-bred hen, suitable for laying purposes-I, Arthur E. Morgan; 2, T. Parry 3, James Parker and Son; 4, Lewis Davies and Son. Selling class (except bantams) not to exceed 109 6d 1, Arthur E. Morgan 2, Morgan Evans, jun.; 3, Wm. Williams; 4. John Davies. Not to exceed 5s-1. T. Parry; 2, A. P. Thomas 3, F. W. Forey; 4, William Williams. Ducks, any variety, duck or drake (foreign varieties excluded)-1 and 4, L. Forestier Walker; 2, E. R. Waldron; 3, J. V. Lewis. Bantams, any variety, game cock-1, John Thomas; 2, Rev. M. C. Gomer Williams; 3, B. R. Rowe. Hen 1, B. R. Rowe; 2, Morgan and Turner; 3, Richard Hughes; 4, D. lees. Any variety, not game cock-1 and 3, John H. Hussey; 2, \V. Lawrence; 4, Stanley Davies. Anv variety, not game hen-I, F. W. Forey; 2, J. H. Hussey 3, W. Lawrence; 4, John Thomas. Black, rosecomb, cock or cockerel, hen or pullet-1, 2, and 4, Arthur E. Morgan; 3, Fred Harris. Selling class, not to exceed 10s Gd-I, T. Parry; 2, Mrs Ignatius Williams; 3, Arthur E. Morgan. Local Classes. Bantams, any variety, cock or hen-I, T. Parry; 2 A. Hansard; 3, W. J. Canton; 4, D. Hughes. Any variety cock, except bantams-I, T. C. Jenkins; 2, Robert Scott; 3, J. M. Small; 4, Evan Morgan. Hen-I, T. C. Jenkius; 2, J. M. Small; 3, William Davies 4, Alfred Hansard. Members' Classes. Minorca or Leghorn, cock or hen-I, A. P. Thomas 2, William D. Jones; 3, J. jl Small; 4, T. Phillips. Langshan or Orpington, cock or hen-I, 3 and 4, T. Parry; 2, D. Hughes. Modern game, any variety, cock or hen-I, 2, and 3, T. Parry; 4, T. Williams. Bantams, any variety, cock or hen-I, A. Hansard; 2, T. Parry 3 and 4, R. Symonds. Any other variety, cock or hen—1, T. Parry 2, J. M. Small; 3, W. J. Docton 4, D. Hughes. PIGEONS. Open chss (35 miles radius), pouter, pigmy, or cropper, cock or hen-I, Alex Macdonald 2, J. Eval-ig; 3, E. P. Elliot; 4, T. R. Evans. Dragon, cock or hen-I, T. F. Edwnrcls; 2 and 4, W. L. Blake; 3, T. R. Evans. Antwerp, cock or hen-I, F. W. Forey; 2 and 3, T. R. Evans 4, J. Bishop. Show homer, cock or hen-I, Theodore Beys; 2, Arthur Hansell; 3, J. Biship 4, J. H. Houghton. Fantail, cock or hen-I and 3, Stanley Davies; 2, T. R. Evans; 4, David Anthony. Magpies, black, cock or hGn-l, J. H. Houghton 2, E. L. Barker; 3, John F. Harvey. Magpies, any other colour, cock or hcn-l and 2, John F. Harvey; 3, J. H. Houghton. L.F. Tumbler, clean legged, cock or hen-I, J. Viner Leeder; 2, W. Sim- monds and Son; 3 and 4, J. B. Brader. L.F. Tumbler, muffed leg, cock or hen-I. 2, and 4, T. R. Evans; 3, J. Viner Leeder. English owl or turbit, cock or hen—1 and 3, W. Simmonds and SOil; 2, John F. Harvey 4, T. H. Evans. Nun, cock or hen-l and 2, Arthur F. Beven; 3, T. Williams 4, Mrs Harrap. Tippler, cock or he11- R. Yeo. Working homers, cocll-l, Thomas Williams; 2, John Price 3, W. Sanson; 4, A. Binding. Hen-I, William \iJ1Ü1ms; 2, E. Jones, jun.; 3, Jenkln Davies; 4, W. Sanson, Working tumblers or tipplers, two in a pen—1, Robert Gardner; 2, T. It. Evrms; 3, J. Sullivan; 4, William Harrington. Archangels, Mokees, or Orientals, cock or hen-l and 3, T. R. Evans; 2, Robert Gardner; 4, S. J. Price. Any other yariety not mentioned, cock or hen-I, J. Viner Leedor 2, John F. Harvey; 3, F. W. Forey; 4, William Harrington. Selling class not to exceed 10" 6d-l, J. ",1. Small; 2, T. B. Evans; 3, Messrs Morgan and Turner; 4, J. W. Jenkins. Selling class, not to exceed 5s-I, F. W. Forey; 2, Arthur F. Bevan; 3, T. R. Evans; 4, J. Bishop. Gift class—1 and 2, F. W. Forey 3, Mrs A. Jenkins 4 T. R. Evans. Novice class, cock—I, E. B. Wil- Hams; 2, W. and J. Marsh; 3, C. P. Williams 4, ivor Jones. Novice class, hen—I, C. P. Williams; 2, W. J. Docton; 3, Master Edward Morgan; 4, Willie Powell. Local Classes.-Any variety, cock-l and 2, E. Arthur Jones; 3, J. W. Jenkins; 4, J. M. Small. Any 0, variety, hen-I, E. Arthur Jones 2, Davies Bros.; 3, J. M. Small; 4, E. Arthur Jones. Working homer, cock or hen-I, John David Jenkins; 2, Charles Barrell; 3, Thomas Williams 4, Wm. Thomas. Members' Classes.—Magpie, cock or hen-I, 2, and 4, T. R. Evans; 3, T. Parry. Tumbler, cock or hen- I and 2, E. Arthur Jones; 3 and 4, T. It. Evans. Ant- werp or dragon, cock or hen-I, 2, and 3, T. n. Evans; 4, C. P. Williams. Any other variety, cock-1, J. W. Jenkins; 2, 3, and 4, T. R. Evans. Any other variety, hen-I, 2, and 3, T. it. Evans; 4, E. Arthur Jones. CAGE BIRDS. Open classes (85 miles radills)-Scotch fancy, clear yellow or buff, cock—1 and special, L. Lewis; 2 and 4, J. Bullock; 3, C. R. Matthews. Scotch fancy, ticked or variegated, cock-I, 2, and special, L. Lewis; 4, J. Bullock. Scotch fancy, any colour, hen—1 and snecial, J. Bullock; 2, Rees Williams; 3 and 4, L Lewis. Norwich, crest-l and special, J. Sullivan 2, Wm. Griffiths; 4, T. Thomas. Norwich, crest bred-l and special, William Harris; 2, W. Griffiths; 3, C. Fox; 4, E. Jones. Norwich, plain head, clear yellow or buff (cock), colour fed-I, 2, and special, D. H. Tedstone; 3, Fred J. Eynon; 4, John Jones. Plain head, clear or yellow buff (cock), not colour fed-I and special, Frsd J. Eynon; 2, W. H. Cooling; 3, Miss E. A. Hughes. Norwich crest (hen), any colour-1, 3, 4, and special, E. Jones; 2, David Jones. Yorkshire, clear yellow or buff, colour fed, cock-1 and special, T. L. Castree; 2, J. Protheroe; 3, William Hemming; 4, Jones and Davies. Yorkshire, clear yellow or buff, not colour fed, cock- 1 and special, T. L. Castree; 2, D. Walter; 3, William Rowe; 4, Ernest Sweet. Yorkshire, ticked or un- evenly marked, yellow or buff, cock-l and special, William Hemming; 2, J. Protheroe; 3, William Rowe; 4, David Price. Yorkshire hen, any colour- I and special, Mrs T. Seal; 2, J. Protheroe 3, Thomas James; 4, William Hemming. Matched pair canaries, any variety-1 and special, T. L. Castree; 2, J. Perkins; 3, Philip Jenkins; 4, J. Protheroe. Novice class, any variety canary, cock or hen-I and special, Thomas James; 3, E. Norton; 3, George Williams; 4, Charles Jenkins. Mule, dark—1 and special, W. H. Cooling 2, G. W. Lloyd 3, Henry Gatehouse. Mnle, light-I, 3, and special, Henry Gate- house; 2, G. W. Lloyd; 4, John Holm. British goldfinch or bull.finch-2 and special, A. A. Gordon McLucas; 3, A. Summers; 4, Edward Davies. British bird, any other variety-I, 2, and special, J. Sivell; 3, Richard Stephens; 4, George Jones. roreign bird, large-l and special, Thomas, Neath; 2, D. Davies and Son; 3, Mrs T. Seal. Foreign bird, small—1, 2, 3, 4, and extra, Mrs T. Beal. Selling class, not to exceed 15s; canary, any variety, single or pain-l and special, E. Norton; 2, William Rowe; 3, Jones and Davies; 4, T. Powell. Selling class, not to exceed 10s; canary, any variety, single-l and special, E. Norton; 2, James Pritchard; 3, J. W. Jenkins; 4, Thomas James. Local classes-Canary, any variety, cock-l and special and 3, J. Bullock; 2, J. Protheroe 4, H. Poste. Canary, any variety, hen-l and special, J, Protheroe; 2, L. Lewis; 3, James Evans; 4, J. Bullock c, John Morgan. Members' classes.-Yoriishire-I and special, J. Protheroe 2, Mrs F. Seal; 3 and 4, W. Davies extra 4, J. Bullock. Scotch fancy—1 and special, G. Wil- liams: 2 and 4, J. Bullock; 3, Miss James. Any other variety canary-l and special, E. Jones; 2 and 4, Mrs T. Seal; 3, W. Williams. RABBITS. Open classes, 35 miles radius.—Lops, not to exceed 22 inches-l and special, George Brown; 2, T. R. Evans: 3, W. J. Davies; 4, Joseph Powell. Lops, any length—1 and special, T. R. Evans; 2, J. M. Small; 3 and 4, S. B. Williams. Belgium hare, buck -1 and special, Eli Jenkins; 2, Charles Garnier 3, David Lewis; 4, W. J. Docton. Belgian hare, doe- 1 and special and 3, W. J. Docton; 2 and 4, Charles Garnier. Dutch, any colour-I and special, W. J. Docton 2, Charles Hill; 3, H. R. Rarrison; 4, H. J. Skelding. Angoras, to be bedded on straw—1 and special, Thomas Morse 2, T, Williams 3, Thomas Bros.; 4, Thomas Phillips. Any other variety-l and special and 4, J. R. Evans; 2, W. J. Docton; 3, George Brown. Selling class, not to exceed 10s-I and special, S. B. Williams; 2, Thomas Bros.; 3, T. R. Evans; 4, Eli Jenkins. Novice class-I and special, Daniel Williams; 2, Henry Clark; 3, Stanlev Davies; 4, C. P. Williams. Local classes. Any variety, buck—1 and special, J. M. Small; 2, 3, and 4, W. J. Docton. Doe—1, 3, 4, and spec;al, W. J. Docton ;:2, W. Davies. Members' classes. Angoras-I, 4, and special, T. R. Evans; 2, J. M. Small; 3, W. J. Docton. Belgian hare-1, 3, and special, W. J. Docton; 2, T. R. Evans; 4, W. Davies. Any other variety-I, 2, and special, T. R. Evans; 3. W. J. Docton; 4, J. M. Small. CATS. Open classes (35 miles radius). Any 1ilriety, long hair-l and special, Mrs Primavesi; 2, Sydney B. Clode; 3, Thomas Brown; 4, D. Evans. Any variety, short hair-1 and special, D. J. Evans; 2, Lizzie Pool; 3, Ben Lewis; 4, Mrs T. Seal; extra 4, W. D. Jones. CAVIES. Any variety, long hltir-l and special, W. J. Docton; 2, Rowland Pritchett; 3, Thomas Hawkins. Any variety, short hair-l and special, W. J. Docton 2, Thomas Hawkins; 3, H. O. Woodman. Selling class, not to exceed 5s—1, 3, and special, W. J. Docton; 2, Thomas Hawkins. MICE. Open. Black or chocolate-l and special, Miss C. J. Grimston; 3, T. Tappenden; 4, Mrs Langley. Fawn or white-1, 3, and special, W. Moxey: 2 and 4, S. J. Nicholas. Even or Dutch-1 and special, Miss C. J. Grimston; 2, F. Anthony; 3, Messrs T. and W. Grigg. Broken or variegated-I and special, R. M. Redding; 2 and 3, W. Moxay; 4, Miss C. J. Grimston. Any other variety-I and special, Miss C. J. Grimston: 2 and 4, R. M. Moxey; 3, Fred C. Anthony. Doeandlitter- 1 and special, R. M. Redding; 2, Mrs Langley; 3, Fred C. Anthony; 4, S. J. Nicholas. Members' class. Any variety-1,2,3,4, and special, Fred C. Anthony.
DEATH FROM BURNING IN THE RHONDDA. On Monday afternoon an inquest was held at the Batobers' Hotel, Penygraig, on the body of Edward Nash, 572 years of age, who died on Friday last from the effects of burns received by him on the 16th ult. Deceased's nightshirt caught fire at the grate, and he was severely burnt about the body. Verdict—" Accidental death."
THE ITALIAN CABINET RESIGN. ROrE, Monday.—The Premier, the Marquis di Rudini, has tendered his resignation to the King, together with all his colleagues in the Cabinet. The Chamber is temporarily susliended.-Ceittral NC10S.
CARDIFF. A MILLERS'MEETING.—A meeting of the Cardiff branch of the Millers' National Union was held at the Young Men's Christian Association Rooms. Mr W. J. Salmon, organising president, London, gave an address upon the ob;ects and benefits of the Union, calling special attention to the bad conditions of employment in the various corn mills in the district, and inviting questions at the close of his remarks. Mr Hart, the manager at Messrs Spiller and Co.'s mills, said he was not prepared to join the Union, but if the men's griev- ances were brought before him he would do his best to get them placed before the proper persons. Several men have joined the branch during the week. COUNCILLOR CROSSMAN RETURNS TO PUBLIC WORK. —Councillor Crossman attended the meeting 01 the Cardiff County Council on Monday for the first time since his severe attack of illness, and met with a most hearty reception. Councillor Cross- man briefly thanked the members of the Council for the kind sympathy that had been extended to him. It showed him that apart from party politics there was a warm feeling in their hearts for a fellow-creature who was suffering. He further thanked the Press for affording space in their columns to let the public and his constituents know the state of his health. The ex-Mayor expressed the pleasure that the mem- bers felt in having Mr Crossman back amongst them, and he hoped they would long have him among them. LABOURERS AND THE PROJECTED NEW DOCK.— A meeting of navvies and general labourers was held at the Lord Wimborne Hotel, East Moors, on Monday evening, for the purpose of in- augurating a branch of the Navvies, Bricklayers, and General Labourers Union. Mr Dick Davies, organiser, explained the constitution and the benefits, &c., of the Union, and characterised their sick benefit system as one of the safest in the land. This branch was to be established more particularly for those about to be engaged on the new dock. Mr John Ward followed on organisation, and maintained that there was no security for the workman apart from combination and organisation. Subsequently a number of men joined the society. "PUBLIC OR PUBLICAN? "-As will be seen by advertisement in another column, Mr Glenelg Grant is to deliver his deservedly-popular lecture on the above subject at the Romilly Hall, Barry, on Wednesday evening. The London, Plymouth, and Liverpool Press have spoken in high praise of it, and as this is its first delivery in Barry, it is sure to attract a crowded house. IMPORTANT SALE.—Messrs Gottwaltz, Bowring, and Perry are selling by auction at their sale- rooms, on Thursday and Friday next, a remark- ably fine assortment of household effects, brought together for disposal in consequenoe of the removal from the district of a highly-respected resident. Notably the objects of the greatest interest will be the larger articles of furniture, billiard tables by Burrougbes and Watts and Bennett, and the ornamental items are of a, particularly interesting character, as well as the exceptionally beautiful electro-plate byElkington and Co. The greenhouse plants removed from Bonvilstone House prove to be a choice lot, and together form a very handsome collection.