I ILLNESS OF THE REV. C. H. SPURGEON. The Rev- C. H- Spurgeon, wh i was to have left London for Mentors this morning; was prevented from doing so by an attack of rheumatic gout:
ALLEGED MANSLAUGHTER AT GLASGOW. Three brothers named Thornton have been arrested at Glasgotv, charged with the mahsiaugh- ter of John Banks; They kicked him soi savagely on New Year" Eve that he died yesterday;
:=::=: FEVER ON BOARD AN EMIGRANT SHIP. r: u, I 18 Deaths. A Lloyd's telegram from Mamrtt a, dated December 24th, state, that th Hereford, irom Calcutta for the West Indies, i.,d put m with 13 emigrants dead from lever-
=c_ THE ATTEMPTED MURDER AT BIRMINGHAM. At Birmingham to-day, Henry Kimberley, charged with the attempted murder of two women on Saturday week, was again remanded. It was stated that. Mrs Palmer continued dangerously ill, but that the woman Stewart was favourably progressing.
THE MARRIAGE OF PRINCESS BEATRICE. Our Windsor correspondent telegraphs that the marriage of Princess Beatrice with Prince Henry of B'ittcnbpi"-T is expected to take place at St. George's Chapel, Windsor, about the middle of April next. It is rumoured that tne> Princess after marriage will live at Frogmore House, the place where Prince Albert Victor was born.
THE HEALTH OF MR. GLAD- STONE. HAWARDEN, Monday MOL-ning.—Our special representative at Hawarden teiegraphs On inquiry at the castle this morning I was informed that Mr Gladstone retired to rest early yesterday evening, and enjoyed a good nights repose, and seemed much improved this morning. He did not, however, get up to attend the early ser- vice it Hawarden Church, as is his almost in- variable practice and breakfasted in bed, rising at half-pasts-' The attack of lumbago is less severe, and it is ,;oped it will soon pass away with the rest the Premier is now taking. All but the most pres.lag official business isbeiugtransactedm London, so as to give the right hon. gentleman as much repose as possible." The weather has changed here this morning, a drizzling rain falling, which, if it continues, will prevent the Premier taking out-door exercise. To-day is the rent audit of the HClwarden estates, and the tenantry are beginning to arrive. HAWARDEN, 3 p.m.—I am officially informed that Mr Gladstone will not be present at the rent audit dinner on Wednesday. The Premier, who remains the same in health, took a short stroll to- day before lunch.
THE CHANNEL SQUADRON. The Central News Portsea Correspondent tele- graphing at iiocln s:¡,ys :_co Up to the present nothing further has transpired with regard to the destination of the Neptune and Sultan, two of the vessels coinPl'lSin" the Portsmouth division of the channel squadron, or the reason of the sudden re- call of their crews, and instructions to prepare at once for sea. About two hundred men fr6m each of the vessel were on ten days' leave, and the notices issued by placards and telegrams yester- day calling upon them to return to their respective ships by 1.30 to-day. It is believed that the majority will turn up, and if they do not, at the time specified, it is not thought likely that it will be ^necessary to have to call on the flaership to com plete the vessels' compliment. As the men's leave in the ordinary course of events would expire on Wednesday, and as the Neptune leaves for the Spithead on Tuesday morning, and the Sultan on Wednesday, there will be adequate time for the late comers. The Northumberland, upon which Admiral de Horsey hoists his tlag, is expected here from Plymouth to-morrow co turn over the crew of the Minotaur, which is the tbgship of the squadron, but is now undergoing repairs of her boilers, by the officers of the vessel lit question. It is not believed that the original programme of the fleet will be altered or deviated from, but that the expediting of the squadron's removal from harbour is to facilitate the getting on board of powder and shot, as the shortness of the day makes this occupy more time than ordinarily, and also that Admiral "de Horsey, not having yet had the fleet in movement since his command, is anxious to get them together before starting on the cruise. As was original ly intended, his arrangement was to meet the Agincourt and Achilles off the Eddy- stone Lighthouse, after which the fleet s dates were to have fceoo, and are now, as there has been as yet no cancelling order :—Arosa Bay January 15th, Vigo 26th, Madeira. February 12th, Gibral- tar 23rd, Palma, Majorca, March 6th, Caghz: 11th, Gibraltar 21st. _n- | SPECIAL TELEGRAM.] The Admiralty authorities deny that any fresh orders were issued to the Channel fleet on Satur- day, and they state that as soon as possible an official contradiction will be issued with reference to the reports as to the fleet having been ordered to prepare for sea in consequence of a decision taken at Saturday's Cabinet Council. [ DAILY NEWS TELEGRAM. J PLYMOUTH, Sunday night.—Enquiries made to- night do not elicit that there is any ground for the statement that the officers and men of the Channel Squadron have been suddenly called from their holiday as the result of Saturday's Cabinet Council, and in order that the squadron may at once be despatched on some special mission. The rumour seems to have originated at Portsmouth. Nothing is officially known at Devonport of any a iteration in the original programme by which the squadron are to be ready to proceed to sea on Friday next. To day's Standard says ITp to Sunday evening no information had been officially received at Devonport as to any alterations in the pro- gramme of movements of the western divi8;on 0f the squadron, which has been wintering in tjje Hainoa/.e. The men will return from leave to- morrow, as pre-arranged, and the Northumber- lanli will leave on Tuesday for Portsmouth, where Admiral de Horsey will hoiat his flag. The Asrincourt and Achilles will, so far as it is now known, proceed on Friday to meet the eastern division off the Eddystone, and the fleet will then proceed to Arosa Bay as arranged. received a severe blow. To-day's Evening Standard says We are rutSorised to state that there is no truth whatever in the r"port that the Channel Fleet has been ordered tl.) assemble for special service. The fleet \Y.. originally ordered to assemble at Spithead on tha 7th inst. For purely administrative reason* the date has been changed to tlio t-tu, and, therefore, the seamen pow oc lu to 0 ;re telegraphed to return,
u Cutting a Wife's Throat O at Newport MAGISTERIAL PROCEEDINGS TO-DAY. At Newport Borough Police-court to-day J°seP*j Ley.shon, mason, 6, Constable s-lane,Wa:> c with cutting and wounding Sarah Rees wIth a Tn sa -)re- knife.—Police-constable Williams said he appre- hended prisoner on Saturday n'S ,on, c u.rge of cutting his wife's throat. Prwoner repl.ed » Wife She is not my wife- I nevertoiich d her. The Magistrates' Clerk DIDyou see the woman ? —P.C. Williamsi I/ft Wl 10 the house. Prisoner said she did it herself .and pu led a knife out of his pocteb and sa:d dld 3fc with this herself-" Air R. Cooke, surgeon, said the Rees was brought to him by the police; He found she had two incised wounds on the right side of her throat. One was three and a quarter inches Ion; and then there was an interval of about a quarter of an inch; and a continuation of the same wound about an inch long. The wounds were just gaping. Witness put in two sutures. The woman had lost blood. She was not fit to give evidence, although he believed she was in court. The sutures had not yet been removed; Supt; Sinclair asked for a remand for a week, which was granted; and prisoner, who looks younger than he is described; was remitted to LJsk. The ivoman Rees began to sob, and ultimately followed prisoner out of court.
Branding a Wife at ar I a. Cardiff. TERRIBLE ASSAULT WITH A RED-HOT POKER. At the police-court, to-day, before Alderman Cory and Dr Paine) Evan Thomas, a rigger at the docks (54), was charged with assaulting his wife on the 23rd ult. Mr H. Morgan ReeS appeared for the defendant. Complainant, who had her face bandaged, said that on the evening of the 23rd ult. she was sitting at home, when the defen- dant came in the Worse for drink. At the time a poker was in the fire, and was red-hot. He drew the poker from the fire, and as he had pre- viously threatened her she screamed out. He applied the red-hot part of the poker to her face, and she laid hold of the other end to wrest it from him. A severe struggle ensued, but he was the stronger of the two, and he succeeded in applying the red-hot part of the poker to her face, drew it down from behind her ear, and burnt her face and neck very severely. She had been married to the defendant over 30 years, and had ten children by him.—The de- fence was that the complainant seized hold of the poker to stick the defendant. He siezed hold of the poker to take it from her. In the struggle she was burnt, and defendant was also burnt on the hand.—Defendant was said to have borne a good character and the bench, under the circum- stances, only sent him to prison for one month with hard labour.
DASTARDLY ASSAULTS ON TWO WOMEN NEAR COWBRiDGE. At the Llandaff police-court this múrning- before Messrs G. C. Dornford, Evan Lewis, and Henry Lewis Williarr. Naylor, labourer, was charged with aggravated assaults on Joanna V Santry and Mary Ann Cokelev, on Saturday last.—From the evidence of the two women and a companion named Catherine Brodrick, it appears that between ten and eleven o'clock on Saturday night they were coming from Cowbridge laden somewhat heavily with watercress, and near Sweldon Farm they heard the prisoner and another man coming along singing a ribald song. The women stopped beside the hedge to rest, whom prisoner observing as he came up, crossed over, and in course language made an improper offer to Santry. She got up along with her companions to go, and bade the man good night' He then caught her and thrust her back again into tbe hedge, in the meantime taking liberties with her. Twice Santry rose up,but owing to the basket of watercresses being strung round her neck she could not move freely, and was forced back into the hedge again. Prisoner afterwards exposed her and pulled her about so much that she was nearly faint. Sub- sequently Cokelev seized the man and compelled him to let go the other woman. In return she received a severe blow of the fist in her face. Fearing that the man would prevail over them, they set up a united screaming, and the prisoner, probably fearing to be discovered, went away. The other man took no part in the assaults, and proceeded on his way. A police officer afterwards arrested the prisoners in a lodging-house, at Caerau. To the constable he pleaded ignorance of the whole affair, and at the police-court he repeated his assertion denying that he knew even that be was with another man on the occasion. He added that he bad *been drinking all day. The women, however, all swore to the identity of the prisoner with the man who assaulted the two of them. The bench retired for a few minutes to de- liberate, and on returning, the chairman said, We are unanimous that you committed these assaults. It is a most abominable thing that women cannot walk along the public highway without poing assaulted by a ruffian like you prove to be. I c the aggravated assault on Santry you will have to go to gaol for three months, and for the assault on Cokeley another month—four months' hard labour.The Prisoner (laughing) All right; good day.
DETAILS OF THE UNDER- GROUND EXPLOSION. GROUND EXPLOSION. I LONDON, Monday Morning. — An informal inquiry is being conducted to-day at the offices of the Metropolitan Railway Company with a view to obtaining further evidence regarding Friday's explosion. The signalman in charge of Charlton- street cabin at the time of the occurrence has been summoned to attend, as have also the officials in charge of the passing train, and other persons whose testimony is likely to throw any light on the inquiry. No further information has been obtained in regard to the statement made by a passenger on Saturday to the effect that he saw a person leave the eastward train at Farringdon- street under auspicious circumstances, and no importance is attached to the incident by the authorities, who consider that if the explosive was thrown from any train it was from the one travelling westward, the rearmost carriages of which show the greatest injury. The station inspector at King's Cross states that the effect of the report at that station has been somewhat exaggerated. The particles of pulverised brickwork, mortar, woodwork, glass, and earth, which were swept together and taken away on Saturday, have been spread out before one of the furnaces at Neasden, for the kpurpose of beiiii4 thoroughly freed from damp. They will not, it is stated, be disturbed until to-morrow, by which time the rubbish will be easily separable, and it will be possible to closely scrutinise it. No further discoveries have yet been made.
I THE LATE MR. LUARD. The funeral will take place on Thursday next at Llandaff Cathedral; not Tuesday, as stated by our morning contemporary.
the Earthquakes in Spain -I- FURTHER SHOCKS iN MALAGA: I Terrible Devastation; I ["TIMES" TELEGRAM.] I m MADRID, Sunday.—A telegram from Velez- 11 e Z7 Malaga announces that two fresh shocks occurred yesterday, completing the ruin of the town. Advices from Jerez say that slight oscillations y I s were felt there at an early hour yesterday: [REUTER's TELEGRAM.] MADRID, Saturday, Noon.—The offiéiitIGázètte to day publishes the royal decree directing the opening of a national subscription, in aid of the p sufferers by the earthquake; and inviting the Cortes and provincial authorities to contribute to the fund: The decree also authorizes the Spanish ambassadors and consuls abroad to receive sub: scriptions; and invites the public employes to give one day's pay oil the 1st of February towards the fund; Committees will be formed in all the provinces to receive, contributions, and local committees will also be appointed to arrange for the distribution of the relief fund. The property fjx on the destroyedJbuildirigs has been remitted. The balance of the Marcia floods subscription will also be employed for the benefit of sufferers by the present calamity. The Impartial states that the King has given £ 1,600 the Queen £4-00; and the Infanta Isabel £ 200 towards the National subscription; MADRID; Smiday; 9.45 p.m;—Fresh shocks of earthquake were felt yesterday in several places in the southern provinces; including Losa; Albania; Jaen, and Velez Malaga; fissures being made in the ground; Great alarm prevails among the inhabitants of Peripa, owing to the continuance of the shocks. Ac- cording to reports from Andalusia, the panic among the population of the provinces, of Granada and Malaga continues. The railway stations are occupied by whole families, who sleep in the railway vans; trucks, and carriages. The trains arriving at Granada are immediately filled with hundreds of people of all classes, desiring to pass the night in the carriages; The town of Granada has the appearance of a camp. All the squares and open places are filled with huts and tents, occupied by thousands of persons who are afraid to pass the night in their own houses, and who congregate round the bonfires. Religious processions are frequently held in order to implore the Divine clemency. The town is severely damaged, but the Alham bra is unharmed with the exception of one tower, which is stated to have been slightly injured. Great distress exists in the towns and villages destroyed, and famine prevails in some places. The people encamped in the fields are also short of provisions. The bodies of the victims buried under the ruins of the fallen buildings are beginning to decompose. According to reports from Alhama, the appearance of the ruins there is imposing. The town consists of two portions, the upper and lower. During the earthquake on Christmas night, the upper town, situated on the side of a valley, fell upon the lower portion, Over 1,500 houses were destroyed, and more than 300 dead have already been recovered. It is calculated that 10,000 head of cattle were killed. Besides this, five churches, five convents and hospitals, the town hall, the prisons, clubs, and theatre were destroyed. Services are now held in the public square, the altar being set up in a carriage. Seven thousand persons are encamped in the fields. The engineers at Albanuela reports that the few remaining buildings are in a dangeious state, and that it will probably be necessary to blow them up for the public safety. A meeting of representatives of the Madrid press of all parties, and of all the principal clubs and literary and military societies was held here to-day, at which it was unanimously decided to support the fund in aid of the victims of the earthquake. Severe weather prevails in many parts of Spain. The trains have heen stopped by snow, and no foreigh mails have been received here during the past three days. j [" CENTRAL NEWS" TELEGRAM.] I GRANADA, Sunday.—Fresh shocks wore again again felt at Vilez Malaga, yesterday, and addi- tional damage done, the houses already tottering and cracked in all directions coming down with a, terrible crash. A despatch which I have just received from Xeres, or as it is sometimes called Xerez, also states that a few slight shocks have been felt there, but the damage as yet is but trifling compared with the terrible devastation wrought elsewhere. The panic at Malaga still continues, and also at Alhama. Hunger and sickness are making sad ravages amongst tho I poor sufferers who are encamped in the fields. We have just received an official intimation I that the Government have, with a view to some slight alleviation of the distress so prevalent at Alhama, decided to erect, as soon as possible, 800 houses, to serve as temporary shelters for the poor outcasts. But, praiseworthy as the motive is, one cannot help asking—What is this among so many I PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN IRELAND. I At the instance of the Spanish Consul, a fund has been started in Dublin, headed by Cardinal McCabe with £10, for the sufferers in Andalusia.
I EARTHQUAKE SHOCK IN THE I UNITED STATES. I RFUTFTR'S TELEGIII-,I.l I NEW YORK, Saturday.—A shock, supposed to be due to an earthquake, was felt yesterday in the southern section of Frederick County, Mary- land.
I THE ALLEGED MURDER AT SEA. The Venue of the Trial changed to London. At the Birkenhead police-court to-day, Mr Preston, stipendiary magistrate, gave his decision in the charge against W. Rauscher and Ferdinand Koelpein, second mate and boatswain of the American ship J. F. Chapman, for the alleged murder of a Russian Finn, one of the crew, on the 9th October, while on a voyage from San Franciso to Liverpool. The allegation against the prisoners is that they abused the deceased from the time of sailing in August, and finally lashed him to the topsail sheet for two hours during a cold night, from the effects of which he died. The evidence of 17 of the crew for the prosecution extended over three days, and the prisoners made a statement denying having even kicked or struck the deceased, but admitting having lashed him up for sleeping on the look-out. Mr Preston said that since the prisoners were remanded on Thursday he had received an inti- mation from the Secretary of State to the effect that, as it was probable a formalidemand:might be made by the Government for the surrender of the prisoners, it was better they should be sent to Lon- don in order that they may be tried before Sir James Ingham, at Bow-srteet police-court, in accordance with the Extradition Act. It was, therefore, his duty to act in accordance with these instructions, and he would issue warrants for the removal of the prisoners; at the same time the depositions already taken and such witnesses as might be re- quired to enable Sir James Ingham to come to a conclusion, would be sent. The prisoners acknowledged the kindness they had received since they had been in custody, and said they were entirely innocent of the charge. Mr Preston said they could make their defence when before the Metropolitan magistrate. The hearing of the summonses against Alfred Thompson, chief officer of the J. F. Chapman, and John de. Costa, shipping agent, Waterloo-road, Liverpool,for assaulting and threatening the police officer in charge of the murder case while on board the vessel in the execution of their duty on Friday, was adjourned till Saturday,
r 9 Alariiiirig Rail way Accident; -& I THE SCOTCH EXPRESS iN COLLISION; Seven Passengers Seri&usty Injured; The Central News Wolverhampton correspbn- deht telegraphs :—An alarming collisioti Bccurred on the Londori and Ndtth-Westetii Railway thi morning between Bushbury and Wolverhampton; The Scotch limited mail express; due at Wolver- hillllpton at 5.30; when about a mile out; side the station ran into a train or griods wagons nfc a great fate of speed: The driver and stoker of the mail,whenthev saw that a collision was inevitable; applied the brake [to the engine, and then sprang off, thus saving their lives. The goods wagons were smashed to splinters; and the wreckage is now strewed over the line; The engine of the mail train was much damaged. The unfortunate pas- sengers were nearly all more or less injured from the violence of the shocks, although none were killed: Seven passengers were so badly injured that they were removed to the hospital; I_
MR PARNELL AND THE IRISH NATIONAL LEAGUE. Rebellion against his Authority. Our special correspondent at Dublin telegraphs this morning In consequence of the decision of the Tipperary National League Convention re- fusing' to accept his candidature" Mr Parhell has ordered a convention to be held next Wednesday* at which he himself will attend. Ill a letter to- day announcing this intention) Mr J?arnell says:—The importance of the step taken merits consideration by a full convention of the branches of the league in county Tipperary, less than half of which Were represented on Friday, and no fewer than 40 abstained from sending delegates. A summons has consequently been addressed to all the branches of the league in the county to attend the convention on Wednesday to reconsider Friday's decision." The matter is causing the greatest excitement in the county. A largo party stand up boldly for Mr O'Ryan, the accepted candidate, and will defray all his election expenses. On the other hand, Mr Parnell's nominee (Mr O'Connor) has many friends, who protest against the disregard paid to the wish of Mr Parnell and the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Cashel, and it is thought that Mr Parnell's appearance on Wednesday will cause the previous decision to be revoked. Mr O'Ryan to-day issued his election address, in which he pledges himself to yield on all occa sions unquestionable obedience to the order of Mr Parnell, and to act with the party led by him. The nomination takes place on Friday.
A SWINDLER AT MANCHESTER. The Manchester stipendiary this morning re- manded Herbert Charles Drinkwater, of West Hampstead, on a charge of converting to his own use certain secunetias belonging to Capt. Hark- ness, 5th Dragoon Guards, by various pretences. The prisoner induced the prosecutor to give him acceptances ana other securities, which he turned into money. The acceptances were not met, and Capt. Harkness Was served with writs for the amount when the acceptances tell due. The sum involved is very large. c.
A DRUNKEN STEAM TRAM-CAR DRIVER. William Fryer, a young man in the employ- ment of the L.;eL:s Tramway Company, pleaded guilty at the Leeds police-court, to-day, to having been drunk in chargy of a steam tram engine on Saturday evening last. In consequence of his carelessness the engine, he was driving ran into another tramcar, doing considerable damage. Fryer was ordered to leaHI his byli)(ist the secre- tary of tha company, and refused, and was given in charge. He was sentenced to one month's im- prisonment. with hard labour
TRADERS v. RAILWAY COM- PANIES. Important Judgment. 'ihe Railway Commissioners delivered judg- ment to-day in a in which Messrs HalJ, of Croydon, sought to j, iVe the Brighton Railway Company's charges for services reduced or dis- allowed. The cisu, which occupied six days, affects the contest between traders and companies regarding the revision of rates. The question was whether chequing, clerkaee, labelling, &c., were included in the charge for conveyance. Sir Frederick Peel held that conveyance included such services, unless specially excepted. The charge for loading and covering was not disputed.
ATTEMPTING TO RESCUE FOWL STEALERS. A Street Scene at Newport. At Newport borough police-court to-day—be fore the Mayor and other magistrates—William Williams, labourer at the new gasworks, Crindau, was charged with assaulting P.C. Browning in the execution of his duty. On Saturday evening P'C. Folkeswell, of the county constabulary, was in charge of two prisoners handcuffed together, who, earlier that day, were convicted of fowl stealing, when prisoner, who had been waiting opposite to the county police, stepped across and gave the two men a parcel, which, he said, con- tained buns. Afterwards, in High-street, one of the principal thoroughfares, and at that time crowded with people, prisoner took hold of the officer, attempted to prevent him from following the prisoners, and used threatening language.— The Magistrates' Clerk (to the officer) Then the prisoners might have escaped ?—Folkeswell: Yes, easily. They were 10 or 15 yards in front of me at one time, and there was a lot of people between us.-P.C. Browning, of the borough force, went to Folkeswell's assistance, and was twice struck in the chest by prisoner.—Prisoner now said that the county officer went to his house about the missing property, and frightened his wife, who bad been ill ever since.-Folkeswell denied that prisoner said anything about this visit. The police, however, had visited the house, as alleged.—The Mayor said the magistrates could not allowpolice- men to be interfered with and struck, and as a warning sentenced prisoner to a month's hard labour.
ASSESSMENT OF PROPERTY IN GLAMORGAN. I' I Revision of the County-rate Basis. I At the Glamorgan Epiphany-sessions, to-day, Mr R. O. Jones presiding, the county-rate assess- ment committee reported upon the partial revision of the basis of the county-rate, ordered at Mid- summer. It appeared from a conversational dis- cussion which followed that the re-assessment amounts to a gross increase of L35 696 on the valuation. Mr RhylS, who moved the report, stated that the rating of collieries in the Merthyr district had been increased by 7 £ per cent. The report was adopted, and the chairman gave notice that at the next court he should call the attention of the court to an expression of opinion on the part of the committee to the effect that in view of the great increase in the value of property in the county, it was expedient to employ professional assessors.
There was no betting on future events at the principal London clubs on Saturday afternoon. The entries for the Grand National Steeple- chase, Liverpool Spring Cup, Prince of Wales's Cup, and other races to be run for at the Liver- pool Spring Meeting in March next will close to morrow.
I MONEY MARKET; I bâtést fe6es to-day; LONDON; i.20 p.m. There is, a fair enquiry for. money at 4 per and^iie discount rate for the best bills re- mains at the same figure; The Iriciiah Exchanges are is 7gd to Is 7 3-16d. The general tone of the Stock Market is now somewhat steadier; and prifces are without material change' since twelve o'clock; business being limited in all departments: Consols remain at about 99s for February account New and Reduced, about 99 and New Two-aiid-'a-half, 91. Foreign Bonds are almost stationary. Spanish are dull at 58i Mexicans, 19g Egyptians are 2 quiet-Unified 62í to 62; In Home Railways Brighton Deferred has de- clined to l02 to 1025 on the traffic; South Eastern a L Deferred has also receded to 993 to 9; North British to 95| to 95g Caledonians to 964 to 961 j Easterns to 6o§ to 66^ jjNorth Westerns; however; have receded to 164 to 1641 Canadians are a better. Trunk Ordinary9 to 9k: First Preference, 75g to 75| • Seconds about 46 • Thirds; 21J- to 2l3; American Railways are quiet. Lake ^Shores- 63 to 64 Reading's; 8 to 9; Reading General) 71 to 72 Erie Seconds, 58i to 59! Milwaukee, 74! to 741 4 New York Centrals, 89 to 90: 41 2 Louisvilles; 26 to 2o £ Central Pacifies, 35 to 35: Mexican Railways are unsettledi Ordinary, 32| to 33 £ First Preference, S7| to 885 Seconds, 46 to 46. Suez Canal, about 71. Hudson's Bay shares, 23 to 231 Railway Share Trust, 5 to 65 ditto Debenture Trust,-7 to ?2. 2- Rio Tinto Mines, 12 to 12. The Brighton Railway week's traffic is :£1,726 decrease. Paris Bourse opened week. To-day's Times money article says In the nJ mey market business was very quiet. The rate for loans was 3i to 4 three months' bills, 4 to 4. In the Stock markets the feature was an advance in American Railway Securities. In three cases the rise was two dollars and upwards. Home Government Securities were a shade weaker, prices receding about l-16ths all round. Consols closed at 991 for money, 99 7-16ths to S9 for the February account. Home Railways were quiet, with little change except in North British, which closed at a fall of 1. The Foreign market was almost neglected, prices showing a few changes.
I TO-DAY'S MARKETS. I CORN. GLASGOW, Monday.-The market fairly well attended. Some kinds of wheat held for an advance, but the other description realised the full prices of last Wednesday. Foreign flour was is dearer since Wednesday while town made remains unchanged. Bariev, oats, and beans were quiet. Maize was rather easier," at 14s 3d to 14s 4Ulfor 2801 os for American mixed. CATTLE. LONDON, Monday. Lower rates in the beast market, and tra';e heavy. Good useful beef at os 2d per 31bs. A clearance will not follow. British arrivals c imurise 290 Scotch, 300 Irish, 450 Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex, and 1,520 Midland and home counties beasts. Sheep much depressed, ("ourse breeds unsaleable. All quali- ties in over supply, and prices li ave fallen 4d per 81'us, with no trade doing. Good English calves in request! especially choice quality. Firm pig trade. Sheep" bad. Milch cows, £ 13 t; £ 27 each. Beef, 4s to 5S Sd; mutton, 4s 6d to 6s veal, 5s 6d to &s 3d pork, os 4d to 4s 4d per 8 lbs. Beasts, 2,960; sheen, 10,920: calves, 90 pigs, 10 cows,^30 foreign beasts, 400 sheep, 10 calves, 10. LIVKKPOOL, Monday.—Beasts, 1,640: sheep, 3,823 Best beasts, 7 £ d to 8Jd seconds, 5id to 7id sheep, 7d to 9d. Supply of catt,e was smaller than that of sheen, but larger than last week. Demand was good for best qualities of both, cattle making rather more money, and sheep at full late rates. A f:tir attendance of country buyers. BUTTER. CORK, Monday. — Seconds, 135s thirds, 90s: fourths, 51s. Kegs —Thirds, 8:s; fourths, 44s. Mild cured tirkins—mild 116s. in market, 130 firkins, 19 kegs, 2 mild. HOPS LONJION, Monday.— I he demand continues on a very limited scale fur all de>criptions of hops, and prices remain without material change from last week's quotations. POTATOES. LONDON, Monday —Supplies remain good, and trade remains without improvpin. nf, Regents are quoted at 60s to 80s; Victorias, 60s to 'f>s; Magnums, 05s to 65s Chamoions, 50s 10 65s per 1>1. DEAD MEAT. LONDON, Monday.—-Moderate sup-lies on offer, and trade continues generally dull at thu ollowinpr prices Beef, 3s to 4s lOd; prime Scotch do 4s lod to 5s. Mutton, 3s 4d to 5s 4d. N-eal 4s to 5s 4. Large pork, 2s 8d to 3s 8d small do., 0" 8d to 4s pe. 8 lbs. SUGAR GLASGOW. Monday.—A quiet but steady i.arkc-t at Jate rates. The official report is as follows -Market opened with a moderate business doing at Saturday's orices. w
| TO-DAY'S SHIPPING. I Lloyds' Casualty Telegrams. n The steamer Peer of the Realm, front Alexandria, has been towed to Liverpool by two tu^s with c:ank shaft and cylinder cover broken. ) The British barque Jessie Goodwin, from Demerara, is at Barbadoes leaky, and is beine repaired off the harbour. The British steamer (Jt 11a, 1I",m Shields for Delaware Breakwater, has arrived at Halifax with machinery out of order. The British barque Peacemaker, from London for New York, is at St Thomas leaky. The barque Ella Isicoll, from Ardrossan for Val- paraiso, has arrived at Queenstown with los.s of sails and jibboom. The British schooner Cypher, from Port Nolloth for Swansea, is at St Michael's leaking badly, and is ois- charging her cargo. The British steamer Castleton, from New Orleans for Genoa, arrived at St. Michael's on the 29th December with her machinery damaged, but it has since been re- paired and the steamer proceeded. The United States ship Chesebiousrh broke adrift and went ashore in the Columbia river on December 2btb, but floated again, and is making a little water. She has been surveyed and recommended to discharge. Her cargo of wheat is slightly damaged. CARDIFF—ARRIVALS. ROATH BASI X-Jan. 3. Ismir, 1259, Liverpool, ballast ROATH BASIN-Jan. 4. Gabalva ss, 467, Dieope. light EAST BUTE DOCK-Jan. 3. Trignac ss, 942, Rouen, light Portugalete ss, 976, Bilbao, iron ore Gen Elliott ss, 880, Garston, light Titian ss, 812, Bristol, light EAST BUTE DOCK—Jan. 4. Centurion ss. 1178, Aguilas. iron ore WEST BUTE DOCK-Jan. 3. Volano ss, 153, Rouen, light Maitlands ss, 741, Nicolaieff, wheat Neptune, 50, Canal, light WEST BUTE Dociz-jaii. 4. Pecheries Francaises No 29, 41, P,timpol, potatoes
THE GLAMORGAN COUNTY TREASURERSHIP. At the Glamorgan sessions to-day the chairman (Mr. R. O. Jones) in expressing regret at the death of Mr Luard, remarked that a question had arisen' on former, occasions as to whether the duties of the office of County Treasurer should not be performed by bankers, and on his motion it was decided that the finance committee should report upon what form the appointment of a new treasurer ought to take.
CARDIFF CORPORATION AND LOCAL PARLIAMENTARY BILLS. A meeting of the Cardiff Parliamentary Com- mittee was held at the Town-hall to-day. Mr Alderman Jones presided, and there were present Alderman Duncan, Councillors Alfred Tnomas, D. Jones, Sanders, Morgan, and Jackson. The committee considered the report of the town clerk upon the Parliamentary Bills affecting the borough of Cardiff, proposed to be applied for during the next session of Parliament. It was resolved that the following bills be referred to the public works committee for their consideration, and reporting thereon to this committee:—Cardiff and fMonmouthshire Valley Railway Bill, Rhynn- ney Railway Bill Cardiff, Penarth, and Barry Junction Railways Bill, Taff Vale Railway Bill, Cardiff Tramway's Extensions Order, and the Cardiff District and Penarth Harbour Tramway Company.—The committee considered the report of the clerk upon the proposed orders, and recom- mended the Town Council to grant their consent thereto, subjectjto the objections and requirements mentioned in those reports being complied with. —The clerk was instructed to lodge the objec- tions with the Board of Trade on or before the 15th instant.—The following bills were referred to the waterworks committee for their consideration and report:—Barry Docks and Railways, Barry Junction Railways, Taff Vale Railway, and Bute Ducks.
TO-D AY-"g POLICE. a CARDIFF; SMUGGLING.—At the police-court to-Osy-before Alderman Cory and Dr. Paine-John William Reynolds, the master of the British ship Ameer, from Hamburg, was charged by the officers of the Customs with illegally concealing 3 lbs. of tobacco, the single value and duty of which was £ 1 3s lid. Defendant did not appear, and was or ordered to forfeit his bail; JB5 15s:-Albert Schru- der, a carpenter on board the same vessel, was also charged by Mr litcheIl; the examining officer of Customs; with illegally concertling l 9 y 8 Ibs. of tobacco, the single valucand duty. of which was 10s 6d; Ordered td pay single duty and costs; or to go to prison for seven days; ASSAULTING A MOTHER.—Thomas Dameiiy (28) was charged with assaulting hi? iiiother on the 29th ult; Complainant* when she applied for a warrant; stated that the defendant struck her and beat her severely; but she now sa'd that the defendant only struck her ones; Defendant bore a bad character, and had been previous sent to prison for three fnonths for assaulting complain- ant; He was now sent to prison again for three months With hard labour. ASSAULT.—Thomas Davies (36), was charged with, assaulting John Hcpkins in the market, on the 3rd inst; Complainant is a butcher at Llandaff, and keeps a stall in the market. On Saturday night he missed a piece of beef from the stall. He suspected a man named Fuliiiilone, and went to several public- houses in search of him. When in the Arcade he saw Fuilitilone with the piece of stolen beef, and gave him into custody. Defendant, who was with Fullinlone at the time, afterwards went up to him and struck him a violent blow on the eye. Defendant was fined 20.s and costs. ASSAULTING A WOMAN.—Henry Summerhill was charged on a warrant with as?aulting Jane Court on the 17th ult. Complainant lives in Pearl-street. She was attending to a lodger, when the defendant entered the room, struck her a violent blow on the mouth, loosened her teeth, j0ckec* her down. The bench fined him 40s and costs, or to go to prison for 14 days. STBALING A WATCH ANI, CHAiN.-Thomas W ikon (21), Edward lauikener (21), and George Clarke 23), were charged with stealing a watch and chain from the person of William Yorath, at the Cottage Hotel, East Moors on Lhe bl.st ult. Detective Smith arrested the pri- soners at Merthyr. He told them the charge, and Wilson said I took the watch and ;chain trom the man in the back-yard of the Cottage Hotel The other prisoners knew nothing about the rob. bery. I met them near Merthyr, andaBkd Clarke to pledge the watch and Faulkner to pledge the chain. They did so, but they didmotknowbutthat the articles were nine." Complainant said that he was in the Cottage Hotel. He treated Wilson. Wilson followed him to the back yard, and while there he felt someone tug at his watch. He looked round and found that his watch and chain had been taken from him. Wilson had in that time left the hotel. The value of the watch and chain was £ 10 10s. The prisoner Wilson now pleaded guilty, but said that he was drunk at the time. Ha was sent to prison for four months with hard labour tbe other prisoners were discharged. ROBBERY AT THE CARDIFF MARKET.—Henry Fullinlor.e (25) was charged with stealing a piece I of beef, of the value of 6s 8d, from No. 52 stall in the Cardiff Market, on Saturday night, the pro- perty of John Hopkins, butcher, Llandaff. Pri- soner pleaded guiitv, but said that he was drunk at the time. The bench sent him to prison for two months with hard labour. SKIP ROBBERY.—Thomas Fenly, a young man, was charged with stealing a brass cap from the sllil) Vivian, in the East l' on the 4th inst. The prisoner was watched by one of the dock police, and seen to leave several steamers. When leaving one he was stopped and searched, and the cap found on him. P.S. O'Garman, of the dock police, said that within the past week there had been eleven or twelve robberies from ships, and in some cases five, six, or seven caps found to have been taken. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sent to prison for one month with bard labour. STEALING A POST-OFFICE ORDER.—Charles Bacon, a private of the Welsh regiment at Cardiff, was charged on remand with stealing and casino a post-office order for 5s, the property of Private Jones, of the same regiment, on or about the 19th ult. The particulars of the case have already appeared. Prisoner denied that he stole the order. The letter was delivered to the wrong man, who opened the letter and sold him (prisoner) the order. He was remanded till Tuesday to enable him to call witnesses who knew that he purchased the order. ASSAULTING AX OLD MAN.—Mary Shea, a young woman, was charged on remand with assaulting and wounding an old man named Daniel Murray, on the 15th June. Complainant was in bed, when the defendant entered his bed- room, threw a brick at him, and then took up the handle of a frying pan, and beat him with it 011 the head. She suosequently threw a bucket of water over complainant and his wife, and, as a parting salute, threw a pop bottle at them. De- fendant denied the assault. She had previously been committed for assaults, and was sent to prison for one month with hard labour. PENARTH. ALLEGED SMUGGLING.—At the police-court to- day—before Mr J. S. Corbett, Mr J. Ware, and Colonel Lee-James Edmondson, master of the steamer Wolverton, was summoned for illegally concealing on board his vessel seven bottles of perfumed spirits, the single value of which amounted to lis 6d. As the alleged act of smug- gling appeared to have been occasioned more through an oversight than wilful intent, the bench dismissed the case. WAGES CASE.—Thomas Edwards sued Andrew Watson for wages in respect of work done at the residence of the latter.—Plaintiff said that on the night preceding Christmas Eve he met defendant s wife in the street, and she asked him if he would paoer a room for her. He undertook to do so, and, on completing the task, made a charge of 4s 0 £ d.—Mrs Louisa Watson, wife of defendant (a very voluable lady, who required a deal of suppression), maintained that plaintiff agreed to paper the room for the price of a gallon of beer.— Ordered to pay the amount, with expenses. ASSAULT.J ohn Pope appeared, to answer a summons charging him with assaulting a Mrs Bridget Short, residing at Cogan. Complainant said that on the 29th ult. her little boy com- plained that defendant had struck him. She went to see defendant on the subject, and the result of some words which ensued was that he threw her down, striking her head against the wall. In defence it was urged that complainant's sons were continually hanging round the pre- mises of Pope's employer, smoking, and alto- gether were a great nuisance. It was also stated that when complainant called on Pope, she brought with her a stick, and it was not until she made a somewhat alarming demonstration with this weapon that any blows were struck.— Case dismissed. FATHER AND Sox.-J ohn Fisher, charged his son, John Geo. Fisher, with assaulting him. Complainant said that on the 21st inst. his son struck him on the head. He did not wish to press the charge against him, all he desired was that his son should keep away from tiie house. De- fendant said he merely entered the house and asked for iiis te; whereupon his father assaulted him with a poker. In reply to thebench he admitted having done no work for two years, but urged that as a cripple he was unable to follow any occupa- tion. He had previously appeared in that court. Fined 5s and costs, in default seven days' imprison- ment. A REJIANDKD CASE.—The charge of using threats preferred by William Burchell against Ellen Kelly remanded from last week was again gone into. Complainant, it will be remembered, accused defendant of threatening to throw him in the dock. A couple of additional witnesses were now called, and these denying that any distur- bance occurred, the case was dismissed. DRUNKENNESS.—Albert Williams, for being drunk and disorderly in Glebe-street, on the 24tii ult., was fined 5s and costs. Inspector King said that on his way to the station he was very violent. NEWPORT. NOT ON SPEAKING TKKMS WITH HER MISTRESS. -Ellen Sullivan, 20, domestic, was charged at the Newport police-court on Monday, with stealing a gold soarf pin, value 20s, the property of Emanuel Jacob, 1, Lansdowne-place. The girl, on her own admission, found the pin in the dustpan, and stuck it in the front of her dress, intending to return it. She and her mistress were not, however, on speaking terms, and had not been for three weeks. Ultimately she gave the pin to John Ephraim, of Cwmbran, and now admitted that sha took it, but did not steal it- a distinction, as one of the magistrates explained, without a diffeience.—Prosecutrix ;recommended prisoner to mercy, as she believed she had been led away.-The magistrates' clerk: I.ed away; by wliom John Ephraim?— Prosecutrix: Yes.-The Mayor (to prosecutrix) She says you were not on speaking terms with her; what does that mean?—Prosecutrix I really do not know what she means.-The Mayor ad- ministered a caution to the prisoner, who is a well- dressed girl, with a good character, and fined her 40s, or one month's imprisonment in default. A "DIFFICULT" MEAT TRANSAC:ION.— John Perry, butcher, formerly (if Cardiff, was charged before the same court with stealing apiece of beef, value 3s 6d, the property of Margaret.Rourke.— -J Mr Ensor, Cardiff, defendE.t--Th defers ..nt keeps a stall in Newport general mn.rk.- t.••> on Saturday evening the prosecutrix purchase- the piece of beef. She put down three shillings^ which defendant took up, and as she was getting sixpenny-worth of coppers out of her pocket, de- fend ant said, I'm not going to let you have that meat for sixpence." Prosecutrix said she had given him 3s, and called his man to witness it; but he said he saw nothing given: A wordy warfare ensued; and defendant ultimately took the meat away from her. Prose- cutrix's daughter-iiidaw corroborated the evidence of her mother.—Mr Ensor called three witnesses- to prove that prosecutrix attempted to dodge his client by putting down the money and then picking it iip again. Perry then remembered that she was the same woman who six weeks before had taken meat, and refused to serve her.—The Mayor said the case wa~- one of very grave suspi- cionj but gave the defendant the benefit of the doubt. THROWING A PARAFFIN LAMP OVER A HUSBAND. —Ann Williams, a young woman with a child in her arms, was charged on remand with assaulting Francis William-. The two reside at 6, Brown's Building-, Marshes-road, and on the evening of the 8th Dec., after the two had been to the circus, a quarrel took place, and the defendant threw a paraffin lamp at her husband. He was much burnt about the head, and at one time loss of eye sight was feared. Prosecutor did not wish to press the charge, but as he gave his evidence in a peculiar manner the mayor questioned him, and iearnt that he had taken a lot of brandy to give him the necessary courage to appear in the wit- ness box. Case adjourned again until Friday, when the mayor recommended that prosecutor should come sober. SKYLARKING IN A PUBLIC-HOUSE.—Jamos Welsh was charged on remand with inflicting grievous bodily harm on Patrick Lanning. Prosecutor, who limped on crutches into the witness-box, said he was a shipwr.gtit, and 011 Saturday evening, the 22nd November, both were drinking together. They went into the Olive Branch beerhouse, Commercial-road, and prisoner, teliins the other that he would show him the Lancashire fling," threw him, and his leg was fractured. Since that time he had been an inmate of the indrmary. The Mayor expressed the opinion tllclt the workhouse was the proper place for the treatment of sufferers from public-house brawls, not the infirmary, where the man was received. Tha bench, how- ever, thought the injury was the result of acci- dent, and dismissed the eaze-. A LURCHER AND THE TWO POLICE-OFFICERS,— William Richards, 13, Bishop-street, Barnard- town, was charged at the same court with stealing a parcel of groceries, the property of a man named Parsons. The prosecutor went to the Crsii beerhouse on Saturday night with his wife's p.cce;. and the prisoner was seen to take it up, and a policoman met him carrying it under h arm. P.C.'s Nursey and Tooze went to search-p.is'-ncr's house, when the latter called up a lurcher c geand told the aniniel, I- good dog," to turn the'ofiicei- of the house. P.C. Tooze got his staff reaay, aad the dog thought better of it, and made frier Wit:1 his master's visitors.—Prisoner, who declared ihat he took only his own property, consisted also of a parcel, was found guilty and sentenced to sentenced to seven days' imprisonment.—Pri- soner: Thank'ee, gentleman, but I'm innocent. SWANSEA. IVEEPING A BROTHEL.—At the police-court on Monday, before the Mayor (Mr Williams), the stipendiary (Mr Fowler], Mr Hall, and Mr T. C. Davies, Edward Davies and Mary Davies, alliis Mary Ann Osborne, were c'ua rged with keeping a brothel in Greenfield-street. P.C.'s Jones and Edwards proved the case, ;md the bench convicted the male defendant, and fined him B10 and costs, with an alternative of two months' hard labour. LICENSING OFFENCE.—Mary Thomas, landlady of the Station Inn, was fined 10s and costs for supplying a buy under 16 years of age with whiskey.
I DISTRICT NEWS. CARDIFF. TRANSFER OF LICENCES.—The usual monthly meeting for the transfer of licences, was held on Monday before Alderman R. Cory and Dr Paine. The licence of the Arcade Ini^was transferred to George Jenkins that of the New Market Hotel, Cowbridge-road, to Henry G. Smith; that of the Hope Hotel, Biackweir, to Henry Jenkins; that of the Glendower Hotel, Cricliton-street, to John T. Griffiths; that of the of Bute, Bate- street, to Hiram Weeks that of the Bute Dock Hotel, Bute-street, to James Dunn that of the Crosskeys Inn, Cowbridge-road, to Henry B nne t; thatof the Westgate Hotel, Cowbridge- road, to Josepli Smallcoinoe that, of the George Hotel, Bute-street, to Phillip Harris: Milton Hotel, Milton-street, Roath, to Mary Janfl Thomas Tredegar Arms, Kuperra-street, to Mary Driscoll; London Porter House, Buts- terrace, to Wiliiam James Lord Palmerstoa, Bridge-street, to William P. Siiii-L ACCIDENT.—William Ealey (35), residing in Lewis-street, and employed at Messrs Spiller's mill, was engaged to-day in lifting a heavy weight when he feit a pain as of something giving way in his side. He was taken to the infirmary, and found to have severely hurt himself by a strain. He had injured his side a few weeks pre- viously. He was detained. A NEW POLICE-STATION FOR CATHATS.—A special meeting of the watch committee was held at the Town-hall, to-day, when it was resolved to erect a new police-station at Cathays. The arrangements as to the placing of the 12 additional constables was left in the bands of the head- constable. EXPERIENCED VETERINARY SMITH (Joseph Feare) shoes every class of horse at the Cardiff Horse Exchange, near the Custom Hou-^j. A trial solicited. 232 E FIRST CHRISTMAS SHow.-The )Iodel Clothing Company are J1uW showiua;, at 13. Bute-street, a GRAND DISPLAY of CLOTHING, HOSIERY, HATS, &e. Christmas Cards of all the IFL-E st designs for Christmas. AT 79, ST. MAKY'S-STREET, CARDIFF, for the next few days, good woollen or laerino socks may be had at Is 2d per pair, three pairs for 3s. Sewing and knitting machines as usual. 211
I SPORTING ITEMS. So far the Scotch football clubs on tour in Lan- cashire for the New Year's holidays have fared very Ladly. Rumour already speaks well concerning some tivo-year- ilds by Mask, who was himself possessed of tine speed when in trainiug. The near fore-leg of Cyrus has given way, and as he is a horse that requires a large amount of exercise to get him in condition, it is doubtful if he will ever stand a preparation again. At Manchester, where it is said in future the horses are to be fed and stabled at be expense of the race fund, the features of the Easter meeting are:, hurdle race of £1,000, and a steeplechase of £ 1,000. At Marden Deer Park, Caterhatn, Surrey, at 3 a.m. on the 1st of January, Venice, by Carnival out of Isoiine, the property of the Marden Stud, foaled a hue bay co.t by Beaudesert, which is the first foal of the year. The veteraii Rocket appealed in winning colours in a Selling Hurdle Plate at Plumpton, on Friday, and once again change i hands, Mr Jodrell g.ving eighty guineas for him. He has had a few owners in his time. Harvester has made his re appearance on the training-ground, and, although he wears flannel boots, a Newmarke: corre-pijndent believer, him to be thoroughly sound, and likely to be heard of in connection with the spring handicaps. Xaintrailles is likely to commence work again in a few days, but it would be as well for intend- ing backers of the colt for the class.c races to re- member that he has several engagements in France during the spring, for some of which iie is sure to be sent to run, The Duke m Devonshire has granted the use of Saffron field, East-bourne—a meadow of about ten acres in extent, fringed with trees and very level throughout—to the Devonshire Park Cricket Club at a merely nominal rental. A commodious paviilion will e erected without Iocs ot time. The Christmas Cup, competed for at Haydock Park Coursing Meeting by the winners of the Old and New Years Snakes, was won by Woman in Black, the property of Mr W. Osborne, who, with his brother John, presides over the Ashgill training establishment at Middleham. A Wick Correspondent says :—A ring plover took shelter on board ona of uur fishing boats lately when fifty miles out at sea, and was cap- tured, and it also was taken to Mr McKay's but it d.el very soon afterwards. I cannot make 1 ut what took this bird so far from home. There were 110 gales at the time to account for it, and this pretty liLtle plover is not given to flying far from the sea shore. Ubique," in Land and IVate)-, says: T am authorised to issue the following challenge from the Australian amateur champion sculler, Mr W. G. Brett. Mr Brett challenges any gentleman amateur in England, America, nr the world, to scull him over the championship course on the Paramatta River for a LODO trophy, or he will scull on the Thames course, taking or allowing I £100 for expenses, adding an additional £ 50 as an inducement for any one to go over to Aus- tralia." We may state that English amateurs do not contest for L500 trophies, and Air Brett should appeal to professionals.