The Fenians in America. l LATEST PARTICULARS. [CEXTRAL NEWS TELEGRAM.] INZW YORK, Friday mgnt.—A ternoie attair occurred hers this afternoon, creating the utmost excitement and anger amongst the Irish colony. The occurrence took place in the offices of United Inland, O'Donovan Rossa's paper, which are situated in Chambers-street. About four o'clock a man named Richard Short made a violent attack upon Captain Phelan, stabbing him fatally. Phelan, although taken unawares and mortally injured, managed t.7 grasp his re- .1 volver and fired at his assailant, wounding him seriouslv. Medical -id was soon to hand, but Phelan's wounds vere too severe to hope for recovery, and he died soon afterwards in great agony. The murdered man wa, one of the pro- jectors of what is known as the. "Skirmishing fund," started by O Donovan Rossa, and the extreme section of Irishmen in New York, for the purpose of collecting subscriptions to enable the dynamite policy to be effectually carried out in England. He was at one time suspected of being the notorious «XP. Qnej!, aboufc whom so much was written and a,id at the time of the Local Government Board explosion in London. Short declared that Phelan was one of the many Irish- men who had been compelled to quit their native country and seek refuge in America on account of the revelations made by the informer McDer- mott to the Dublin Castle offir-ials; but whether this was the case or not, it is impossible to say. The alleged cause of to-day's attack is that Phelan had divulged certain Fenian se- crets which he, as a member of the society, would necessarily know, and the Publication of which would obviously result in feotne considerable inconvenience to the rest of the members. It should be added that when they Came to search the murdered man a lettsr was found from RosEa. asking that he (Phelan) would call at the office, as there was something impor- tant to communicate to him. As already stated, the tragicatfair created an enormous sensation not confined to Irishmen alone, and the offices of United Ireland had a narrow escape of beino- wrecked, while Rossa himself was openly threa" tened with lynch law. His friends, however, barricaded the doors and windows of the building] and declared their intention of standing between and harm. 1 Patrick Egan, former treasurer of the on on League, and now president of the Irish IN atioual League of America has sent some of his friends specimen green cards of mem- bership adorned with tha eld house in College Green, and a circular to the Irish Americans statino- that Mr Parnell and his able and intrepid band of followers are every hay gaininn ground in the struggle against their enemies in the alien Parliament, while at home the people are seizing upoh every representative position, hurling from power the slaves and sycophants of the English garrison, filling their places with staunch Nationalists. Already such a change has come over the temper and the spirits of our people, as no one not intimately acquainted with the country could realise or believe. They are now a nation of persevering resolute They are n(-iiv a nation of persevering resolute men, intelligently determined on the attainment of their full and just rights to wring from Eng- land, despite all difficulties and all opposition, he national legislative indepence of their country, inn with niateriul support which for the past four VeArs has been the life blood of the movement at fioffle, they must win.
MR. PARNELL. Mr Parnell arrived in Dublin from Clonmel <asl night, and went to-day to Avondale, County Wicklow, to sojourn there till the 21st inst., ;vhen he will proceed to Cork to address his constituents.
A WELSH CENTENARIAN. [.SPECIAL TELEGRAM ] A Well-known Vv elsh spinster, Margaret Morris, residing in the parish of Liancynfelin, near Aber- ysttvith, has just attained the remarkable age of 107 years. The fact is authenticated by the list of paupers, in which her name, with age appended, nas been enrolled for many years. She is com- paratively hale, and is abfre to nvovo about, but her memory and sight have almost wholly failed her.
A HYPOCRITICAL AND IM- PUDENT THiEF. A t Surrey Sessions yester-day, Charles Johnson, c-3, laoourer, was indicted for breaking into the of Abraham Kauffman Jeweller, 107, Water" loo-road, and and stealing therefrom a case of dia. value £150, the property of the prosecutor. Prisoner, who pleaded guilty, smashed prosecutors shop window and snatched a case of jewellery, with which he run away. He was followed and ftopped with the jewel case in his possession. A detective serjeant proved three previous convictions and gave the prisoner a very bad character. Prisoner handed up a long written statement to the chairman, in which he pleaded in most sanctimonious language for mercy, and expressed a pious hope that the Bench, for the love of the. Almighty, would grant him another chance, when he would endeavour with the help of God to lead a good life in future. Mr Somes said that having regard to the nature of his offence, and the chift-racter he had borne, the court could pay no heed to the prisoner's supplication. He then sentenced him to five year.s' penal servitude. On the sentence being pronounced prisoner burst forth into a volley of oaths and imprecations of the vilest ^scrlption and was hurriedly removed from the rWk,
THKOWING A BOOT AT A JUDGE. At Middles** • TVTo*. sessions yesterday, before Mr Fletcner, Maty > Bac £ makei, was mdicted i<* steahn? froul the person of Fre<en,.k _iw prosecutot-, an ivory turner, Imng m gt> Luke>s> was in a pubhe-nouse Ea8t-end, when the prisoner put her hand W hig pocket and stole 8s 4d.-Sergwnt Rolfe, of tha II Divisi.m- and Miss Hawkins, :1 from Mil bank, proved severe' previous against her. — Mr Fletcher sentenced prisoner to the years' penal Bervitum, ^nd three years' police supervision.—As soon as the sentence was pronounced, the prisoner suddenly drew her blot off and endeavoured to tllow it at the Judge, and but for the prompt •"i of the dock officer, Cook, it would un- edly have struck him. Failing in her effort, prisoner threw the boot with some violence at teethe who had given evidence against her, •• he avoided by ducking; but a gentleman W;¡O next to him was not so fortunate, as C.uRt.t him on the side of the head. A scene I-- IH** confusion h<n'e ensued, the prisoner, who seized by the officers in the dock, com- b3r oTtCream violently» and caught hold of dock and it was not until two or three ot let t>i8eers had rendered assistance that oUhTpOHet
The Nile Expedition. "c. LORD WOLSELEY REQUIRES REiNFORCEMENTS. SKIRMISHES WITH THE REBELS. iF.EriTRR's TELEGRAJ*. I GAKDUL WELLS, Jan. 3.—1The wells here are three GAKDT:L \VELLS, Jan. 3.-Tne\\e S.lerea.v" in number, and are situate at the northern end of a stoney basin, encircled by ranges of hills stretching far into the Bayuda desert. The. Cu trance to this basin is from the south. The guards, the marines, and a few engineers and hussars, under the command of Col. the Ho,-i. E. B,)s- cawen, form the garrison at Gakdul. ^a;)°r Dorward and a party of the guards, under ap Crabb, have erected pumps and hose bringing water from the upper reservoirs 0 basin. The supply of dnnkab.e is declared to be ample. There are about 600.000 gallons for the camels but the supp y is „i,. collected rain water, two exWable, ml! bee„ redoubts, by the marine, constructe 'lr-° commands the entrance to under Capfc&in the wells »nd the other constmcted by the guards, overlooks ihc.lls thmsdves ,s well «s the stores of provisions. On Saturday Major Kitchener despatched a native guide and a female prisoner to treat for produce with a party of natives whom the scouts had seen apparently waiting for water at some distance from the wells. The guide and prisoners took a camel and some money with them, and they returned in the evening without anything, and said that they had been badly treated by the natives. In the afternoon the scouts captured aeon voy of merchandise on ts way from Metemmeh to Merawi. The convoy consisted of a number of camels and donkeys, accompanied by four natives, who stated that thejT left Metsmmeh on January 1st when a detachment of General Gordon's troops was still at Shendv. They estimated the Mahdi's force at Metemmeh at about two thousand men. On Sunday, Mejor Kitchener, Colonels Sawle imd Lonham, Captain Dawson, and two corporals of hussars, while reconnoitering in the direction ot the Abu Haifa Wells met a small party oi natives with camels and asses laden with grain, ihese the}' captured, and while returning with them to the camp they sighted on their right a large convoy of about 70 camels, with 50 natives. Major Kitchener and his party at once galloped after them. On coming to close quarters with the natives, half the latter cut away the loads from their camels, and let them loose, while the other half halted, and forming in front of the camels, showed fight. Major Kitchener's party observing this, galloped hard, shouting at the top of their voices. This scared both the camels and rebels, and scattered them, thus enabling the British to capture nine camels laden with grain and flour. As Major Kit- chener's party was small, and it was near sunset, they returned to the camp with their spoil. At midnight a stronger party went out, and brought back eight camel loads of dates, one camel, and some donkeys but they did not sight any of the rebels. This captured convoy was bound for the Mahdi's camp. KORTI, Thursday, 7 p.m. Reuter's corre spondent arrived hero this evening from the Gakdul Wells with despatches from the camp or Lord Wolseley. He left the camp at midday on Monday with two servants and a guide. On passing Aim Haifa Wells he sighted some loose camels and two armed Arabs aboufc a mile off. He reached Howeiyat Wei's on Tuesday morn- ing-, and there found a number of women and children engaged in drawing water and guarded by two natives armed with swords and spears. On being addressed by Reuter's correspondent the guards professed friendship for the English. After drawing water for his animals the natives placed Reuter's correspondent in the right direc- tion, his guide having proved false. It was the only native whom Major Kitchener could spare him. The country is open for about 80 miles from Korti towardsGakdul, but then becomes dangerous fur small parties,as at tiiat point the route is crossed by the roads to Merawi, whence the Mahdi draws his supplies. Caravans escorted, by rebels, are continually passing. The prisoners in camp persistently assert that the Mahdi's force will offer no serious resistance, the advance of General Stewart's brigade having already struck terror into the hearts of the Mahdi's followers.
THE TRIAL OF MADAME CLOVIS HUGUES. Aoquittal of the Accused. [CENTRAL NEWS TKLEGRAM,] PAKIS, rriday, 2.30 a.m. J?lie sensational trial of Madame Clovis Hugues for the murder ot the private enquiry agent, Morin, terminated at two o ctocK this morning in It verdict of acquittal for the accused. The verdict was received with "Uuiuituous cheering. The hearing had lasted for 14 hours, with but two short intervals of adjourn- ment. A remarkable feature in connection with the trial was the preponderance of the female element among the auditors. Wives of Ministers and great public functionaries, women of fashion, and actresses, secured seats in the court, and remained at their posts, in the majority of instances, throughout the pro- ceedings. The ladies were prominent in testify- ing- their approval of Madame Hugues' act, every point telling in 'her favour being received with an ill-subdued murmur of applause. The Presi- dent, M. Beraid des Glajeux,- was manifestly annoyed with the spirit displayed, and frequently announced his intention of clearing the court should the manifestations be persisted in. Madame Hugues bore herself with great fortitude and self possession, though to other than Parisian ears her hardly concealed glorification of her crime could not have failed to be most distasteful. After M. Gatineau's address for the defence, he was effusively embraced by M. Clovis Hugues, who, while the jury were absent, sought to sustain his wife's nerves by en- couraging glances, When the jury delivered their finding, it was a few minutes before two o'clock this morning, but the court was still densely thronged. The verdict was received with applause, which became frantic after the judgment was pronounced. A rush was made towards Madame Hugues, who, siniling her thanks, was embraced by dozens of the women and by her immediate friends. The occasion will be a memorable one in Parisian criminal records. ] [REUTER'S TELEGRAM.] Paris, Friday, 3 a.m. — lhe coart acquitted Madatne Hugues of the charge of murder, but condemned her to pay a fine of two thousand francs, together with the costs of the trial.
RAILWAY COLLISION IN SWITZERLAND. A Large Number of Passengers Injured. Injured. [ CENTBAL NKWs" TELEGRAM. 1 BER>"E, Friday Morning.—A disastrous railway accident is reported from Zurich. A composite train from Wentertidar came into collision near ?Miken with a goods train, which had been There was a tremendous shock, ai a tht, toi.ce of tjie coiiisiU)l Was go great that the passenger train ran completely into the goods train tor a tlistance of 50 metres, totally crushing six wagons. The palSetler train also suffered very severely, and many of the carriages made a complete somersault. The number of injured is unfortunately laigv;, though the exact number 13 not yet stated, but there does not appear to have been any loss of "e amongst the passengers. The driver of the tram, however, was mortally wounded.
Sir Charles Dilke and Mr Childers rcms.in in town. The former had an intarview with the latter on Friday afternoon at the Treasury
I MONEY MARKET. To-day's Times money article says: The large amount of money repaid to the Bank to-day has not caused any rise in the value of money. Loans for the day were 3 and even less. Dis- count rates show a slight tendency to harden, the actual rate for three ^louths' bills being about 3g. The Stock Market was firm all round, in- 4 cluding tiie funds. Home Government Securities continue strong, prices advancing about 1-16. a 4 Consols 'closed at 99 to 99 for oney, and 99 13-16ito99g for the account. Home Railways were firmer, prices in some in- stances advancing considerably. Great Eastern and Great Northern A rose 5. -M__
TO-DAY'S MARKETS. -[ nLTTER. CORK, Saturday. — Seconds, 136s thirds 83s fourths, 51s.^Kegs_Thirds, 93s: Fourths, 4bs.' Milof cured firkins-mild, 120,. In market, ISO firkins, 13 keg", 2 mDd. SUGAR. GLASGOW, Saturday.-Good business done at vester- official report is as follows :-Good j! do»e farm pnees. For the week sugars under los have quite recovered from the fall early in the week, ruie sorts 3d easier. DEAD IWEAT. Loxnox, [Saturday.—A fair quantity of meat on offer, and trade continues extremely bad, at rather lO-.yer prices. Beef, 5s to 4s 8d; prime Scotch do., i8 fc'd to 4s lOd..Mutton, 3s to 5s 2d. Veal, 5s 8d to bs. Large pork, 2s Sd to 3s 8d small do., 3s Bd to 4s per d Ibs. -==-
TO-DAY'S SHIPPING. I Lloyds' Casualty Telegrams. 0 The British steamer Lancaster, grounded at Savan- nail on the 6th inst., and remain-. The German ship Dorthea, from Hamburg, is on fire at Camevous. The steamer Sea Fisher, for lLlÙ1St, is detained at Pembrey, having lost two blades of her propeller. The British ship Herraon, from New York, with a cargo'of petroleum, is aground near Hamburg, and llJtbt lighten. The Norwegian ship Knudsen, from Savaur.ah,, with a cargo of resin, has arrived at Hamburg damaged by ice. The British ship Loch Long, from Melbourne. has sustained slight damage through collision in the river Thames, I THE WEATHER AND NAVIGATION. A telegram from Lloyd's agent at Hamburg states that the river is full of ice. — that tbe ri vel' i3 fnl! of ice.
I FOOTBALL. CARDIFF V. QUEE:->'t\ COLLEGE (CORK).—This match was played at the Cardiff Anns Park on Friday, ending in a draw, either side having scored a try and two touches down. From the Car- diff team Hancock, Hill, and L. C. Thomas were absent, they having to play at Glasgow to- day, in addition to Norton and Young. In tlielirst half the visitors more than held their own, the dribbling of their forwards being de- cidedly good. After ends had been changed they fell off, and Cardiff proved to be far too good for them. The game, as stated above, resulted in a draw. If, however, the visitors had shown the slightest fairness, Cardiff would have had a couple of additional tries placed to their credit. As it was, when the Collegians found themselves being worsted, they kept up a running fire of dis- putes, which, most unwisely, the home team sub mittecl to. Altogether, the match was the most unsatisfactory ever played on Cardiff ground. The tactics of the visitors were undoubtedly of a nature unbecoming gentlemen in fact, they would have disgraced a village pioughboys' fifteen. About 3 p.m. Simpson started the ball frotn the racquet court end. It was at once conveyed to home quarters, where, in the vicinity of the 25 flag, a ht of scrimmaging ensued. Eventually Griffin got across, and scored a try. Ward took the place-kick, and failed to secure the major point. A capital lush by the Cardiff forwards next carried the ball into the enemy's camp, and on it being brought back to half way, Mortran put in a good run to within the Corkagians' 25 yards. The visitors, however, werar equal to.ihe emergency and soon worked down to the Cardiff ground. A couple of loose kicks into touch brought play inside the 25 flag. Griffin tried to drop a goal and although missing the bar, Cardiff were compelled to touch in defence. After the drop out play continued in the region of the home 25 yards. ollle minutes elapsed, and then the home team looked like getting away. Hariey stopped the rush by punting into touch near the 25 flag, but directly after- wards the leather was propelled to mid- distance. A very evenly contested scrim- mage resulted in Barry breaking through and dribbling in fine style up to the Cardiff position. Stuart received a pass without making much of it, and a loose kick sent the bail into touch within a yard or two of the Cardiff ■Roal line. Following the Hue up, Evans exhibited good dribbling, taking the ball to half-wav. Douglas, passed well out to Morgan who gained a lot of ground. Stadden made his mark, but the kick was charged down, and the College forwards once more rushed to Cardiff ground. Evans passed to Morgan, who was not allowed to travel far, but Clare pro- pelled the ball to neutral territory. Evans punted on, causing the College position to become invested. Their forwards soon changed the aspect of affairs by good dribbling- play thereafter being at mid-distance. This brought the game to half-time. The teams crossed over, and hostili- ties recommenced after a five minutes' interval. The kick-off landed the ball in Cardiff ground, from whence Clare and Evans between them con- The kick-off landed the ball in Cardiff ground, from whence Clare and Evans between them con- veyed it to half-way. Once again the Collegians came out with a dribble right up to the Cardiff 25, and presently sending the ball across, the homo team touched down. When the ball had been kicked out, Cardiff rushed it to half way. Douglas obtained possession from a pass, and by a dodgy run succeeded in crossing the line. Williams's place turned out a complete failure. At this juncture the services of Mr J. D. Evans as referee were requisitioned in consequence of some disputing. The home men, on play being resumed, forced the ball across the line, and the Collegians touched in defence. After the kick out the leather was dribbled to Cardiif ground, but the home men, retaliating with a like manoeuvre., worked out to neutral territory. The home team resorted to pawing, the effect of which was simply nil. Stuart contrived to get near the visitors' 25 flag. The ensuing play was in close proximity to the College strong- hold, a scrimmage occurring right on the line. The clo.se OL the prolonged siege was that the Col- lege touched down. Play following the drop- out was in the visitors' ground, and here it re- mained till the close. Just before the call of no side," Cardiff got a try,.which the visitors objected to on the ground that the ball had touched a boy standing about two yards behind the post, and' this despite the fact that none of their men were near. Previous to tii; 's a Collegian persisted in retaining the ball when it was Cardiff's throw out. None of his side were up at the line-out, whereas half a dozen Cardiff men were OIl the spot, and a try must almost certainly have resulted. The following were the teams Cardiff: G. Williams, back Stuart, Douglas, Morgan, and W. F. Evans, three-quarter backs; Spencer and Staddon half- back; Simpson, Hinton, Clare, A. N. Other, Lewis, Duncan, S. D. Evans, andHalsey forwards. Queen's College Hariey, back Griffin, Long, and Clarke, three-quarter-backs Grátte ltnd Murphy, half-backs Langley, Word, Barry, Dick, McDonnell, Whitelegge, Grimes, Hargrave, and Levis, forwards. Umpires, Messrs C. James and A. C. Clarke. Referee, Mr J. D. Evàns. Lbd:> 1Jd.
WELSH CONGREGATIONAL AS- I SOCIATION OF MONMOUTHSHIRE The quarterly meetings of the above association were held 011 Tuegday. and Wednesday, at Ebenezer Chape), Sirhovvy. The conference of ministers and delegates WM held on Tuesday afternoon, under the presidency of the Rev D. )1. Davies (Vartegb when the following resolution was unanimously passed "That the Rev D. Davieg (Hanover) be requested to preach on Our duty as Protestants in this age of Ritualism,' and the Rev E. 1). Evans to preach on A subject given by the church at Berea, Biaina." Public services were held in the evening, when the following ministers officiated :—The Revs. J. Jones, Mynyddislwyn; T. J. Hughes, Maesy- cwmnier W. Ghitrlcs, B.A., Ilhymney (on "The Resurrection oi the Dead;" the subject given him at the previous meeting) D. M. Davies, Varteg; W. Griffiths, Central Africa (who attended on behalf of the London Missionary Society); J. Morris, Pontygof E. E. Peregrine, B.D., Rhymney and R. Evans, Penaiain.
!2§u Walk slower, papa," cried the little girl, whose short (steps were 110 match for the strides of her masculine progenitor; 11 can't you go nlcs of her masculine progenitor; 11 can't you go nlcs
TO-DAY'S POLICE. J CARDIFF. SMCGGLIKC.—At the polica-court to-day-befol"r! Alderman Lewis—George Maddrell, a seaman, was fined El 1-Is for illegally concealing a quantity of tobacco on the 9th inst.—George Adanj;, another seaman, was charged with smuggling a quantity of perfumed spirits. He was tined in the treble value Li Is lOd and costs. WILFUL DA:, IAGE.—Bertha Stephens, a you; woman,|wr.s charged with wilfully damaging som« windows and a glass screen, of the value of L5, at the Five Bells beerhouse, Christina-street, on Friday night. She pleaded guilty, and was sent to prison for a month. THE DISORDERLY ELE.AIF-NT.-Severil person- were tined or cautioned for behaving in a disor- derly manner on Friday night in various parts of the town.
DISTRICT NEWS. CARDIFF. LLANDAFF CATil-VI)RIL.-lSt Sunday after Epiphany.—In residence, the Very Rev. the Dean and the Rev. Chancellor Woods. Holy Communion, Mid day. Morning, 11 a.m.; service, Smart in G introit, "From the rising of the sun," Ouseley hymns, 76 Preacher, the Rev. Chancellor Woods. Afternoon, 3.30 Litany; hymns, 79 and 230 anthem, Arise, shine," Elvey Preacher, the Rev. Minor Canon Downing. ERXNST SKRIMSHIRE, Succentor. CLCB DINNER.—The first annual dinner of the Roath Parish Club took place in the reading- room of the institution. Sun-street, Roath, (ill Thursday evening, when upwards of 60 members were present. The Rev. R. J. Ives, vicar- designate of St. German's, occupied the chair, supported in the vice-chair by the Rev. F. E. Nugee. The catering of Mr Chalk gave every satisfaction. THE CORPORATION OF LONDON having required the premises of the Bankrupt Agency Association, 29, Ludgate-hill, E.G., for cit.v improvements, the Alliance Clothma: Company, 33, St. Mary-street, beg most re- spectfully to inform the inhabitants of Cardiff and neighbourhood that they have taken over the whole of the above company's stock, comprising Hobson and Co.'s stock of clothing, Ceorge Oliver's stock of hosiery and ties, and Strauss Bros.' stock of fancy goods for immediate sale at a trifle over one-half the original in- voice cost. Sale now proceeding at the Alliance Cloth- ing,Company, 33, St. Mary-street, Cardiff. 211 EXPERIENCED VETERINARY SMITH (Joseph Peare) shoes every class of horse at the Cardiff Horse Exchange, near the Custom House. A trial solicited. 232 e FIRST CHRISTMAS SHow.-Ti-ie Model Clothing Company are now showing, at 13, Bute-street, a GRAM) DISPLAY of CLOTHING, HOSIERY, HATS, &C. Christmas Cards of all the latest designs for Christmas. AT 79, ST. MARY'S-STREET, CARDIFF, for the next few days, good woollen or merino socks may be had at is 2d per pair, three pairs for 3s. Sewing and knitting machines as usual. 211
SPORTiNG ITEMS. Lowland Chief is to be sold or let by private treaty. Mr Abmgton has purchased Fair Lilian (3 yrs) of Mr R. Peck. Eaugh-a-Ballagh commences stud life at Kent- ford, near Newmarket. The Manchester Cup winner, Primrose II., is to be sold by action on the 19th inst. In the City and Suburban, Thebais is described in the Calendar as a six-vear-old instead of aged." The Duke of Westminster has accepted the presidency <> £ the Cheshire County and Stockport Cricket Club. 1\1. Staub's Stockhom (5 yrs), by Cadet out of Stockhausen, has been turned out of training, and has gone to Blaukney for stud purposes. borcier Minstrel and the other horses, the pro perty of the late Mr J. Johnstone, will be brought under the hammer at Tattersall's on February 9th. The three-year-old co!t by Pero Gomez out of Bonnie May,.w[l0 looked like ^1L- Pickers- giil good service at one time last season, has bean named Escamillo. The Par:is football iplayers have not distin- guished themselves in England, and they are descnoed as Very indifferent players, and have evidently a deal to learn yet. We hear that Mr Howett has made arrange- ments with the Duke of Hamilton for Ossian to stand next season at Woodborough,in the place of the defunct Macgregor. The Sporting Mirror for the current month contains capital portraits of Lord Rossmore, Mr Henry Chaplin, Mr W. D. Boyce, and George Barrett, the well-known jockey. Three handsome deer, which the Duke of oil Edinburgh brought to Eastwell Park after his cruise in the Mediterranean List summer, have died, owing to the English cliniate being unsuited to them. In the Aquarium billiard tournament last night, W. Mitchell receives 50, beat J. Roberts, jun. (owes 75) by 269 points, and won. the first prize, with six games to Ids- credit. Mitchell has ini- proved ^h0 all-round r~.ine of late. The entries for the Acot Gold Cup include St. Gatie«» I'*0I'enee, Archiduc, The Lambkin, and tiie Ere"™ crack Little Duck, while there is little doubt as to what the Duke of Portland's sealed nomination will be. With these horses at the ^uld indeed be a champion race. COU'it de Grainont d'Aster, while out shooting a fgtft days ago.at Bois-Boudran, the seat of Count Greffu^ie> received a pcllot near the eye. The injury w"s such that a painful operation had to be performed by M. Labbc. The Count is not yet considered out of danger. ft is stated that Teenier, Ross, Gaudaur, Hosnier, nauini, Elliot. Lee, Piaisted, Riley, and Ten Eyck have given notice of their intention to take par"; m the singie-scuil races at the New Orleans Regatta in May and Courtney's manager has asked permission for the great Union Springs orrsman to participate. The following challenge was issued yesterday morning Wjll}n,n \Vard (the Flying Guards- man and chanipion wood chopper of Northamp- ton) is still open to chop woud against anyone (bar Gladstone) for three or iive days, for £5 a-side, or he will vive Alf. Tew live h ours' start in five days' work, for a similar amount." Unfortunately, Ward bars the only man we should pit against him. t T, The N*>tts r ootball Association are dead against professionalism. *They have asked delegates from the Binninghtun, Derbyshire, Staffordshire, Lincolnshire, and Hallamsh ire Associations to meet their representative at a conference at Derby 011 Thursday next, with a view to organiz- ing opposition to thrs proposed alteration of the rules at the meeting jn London ou January 19th. The entry for the Great Metropolitan is exactly the same as last year but the City and Suburban shows a falling off of twelve. The genera! quality of the entries 1.>, however, undeniably good, and very few horses are. missing whose antecedents would justify a bid in their favour. The out-look on the horizon must be described as eminently satisfactory, unless people are unciiinnonly hard to please. J. A. Squires will, probably, be seen 011 the walking path again next Keason. Rumour has it that he is using a tricycle to get himself fit, with a view to at least one of the L.A.C. challenge cups, V, G as a general lowering of records. Another veteran who, iike Squiies, will shortly emerge from his retirement, is little H. D. Thomas. He has already commenced training, in order to represent the Ibis Club,in the Southern Championship. Mr Dent's nomination for the Waterloo Cup on Thursday advanced to 1000 to 45, and this price was ultimately unobtainable. W. A. Jarvis has sold Galvanic, 5 yrs, by Galopm Lightning, to Mr M. Dawson, for stud purposes, the price being £ 600. Child the Mist was on Thursday backed for the Two Thousand Guineas at 900 to 100, and the recently introduced Brother to Althotas, was en- trustea with £ 50, at odds of 20 to 1. Ilardrada, the aged son of Voltigeur and Mysotis, who was bred by the late Lord Zetland in 1873, was shot at Aske Hall on Tuesday last, having been found unfit for further qervlce in the hunting field. The old gelding was a frequent bearer of the Aske spots," having during the nine seasons he was on the turf run on 89 occa- sioflS) the last race in which he ran beihg the Richmond Handicap at the Richmond Meeting in 1883, tor which he was unplaced. Ati unusually larpe and fashionable Company tt-fts present at the East Sussex Hunt meet, on Thursday, when the proceedings opened witn a breakfast, given at Cmwhurst Park by Mr pappu'01^ And amongst those who attended were Sir Thomas and Lady Brassey, Sir Anchitel Ashburnhatn, Mr C. A. Egerton, And the Rev. C. W. C:tss, <&c. Owing, however, to the high wind and the thickly-wooded charactet of the country the sport was not of a. very exeititig; nature. It is stated that the differences which have existed between the Notts and Lancashire County Cricket Clubs will shortly be bridged over by amicable arrangement, and there is every pro- bability of these two county teams meeting during life*# o,season. It will be remembered that the differences arcse in the first instance through the Notts executive objecting to whftt they the Notts executive objecting to what they deemed the unfair bowling of Grassland, the pro- fassional, and it is more than probable that in any mtcn with Notts Cropland's services will be dLl\j!f'd \rlh.
The Redistribution Bill. I -+-_n THE DIVISION OF GLAMORGAN- SHIRE. SHIRE. The Boundary Commissioner I at Bridgend. 0 Major Tuiloch, one of the Boundary Commis- sioners, attended at the Town-hall, Bridgend, on Friday, for the purpose of hearing any objections to the constitution of the several divisions of the county of Glamorgan, as described in the Govern- ment scheme, and of receiving any proposals for their alteration. The following is a list of the bodies represented, together with the gentlemen appelrng on their behalf :—Central Glamorgan Liberal Association, Lieut.-Col. Turbervill (presi- dent), Mr W. Blakemore, and Mr T. J. Hughes (secretary) Cardiff Town Council, Alder- man Jones, Councillors Waring, Carey, Morgan, Sanders, and the Town Clerk (Mr Wheatley) Cardiff Liberal Association, Mr Councillor Vaughan and Mr John Duncan from Llan- trisant, Mr Roderick Lewis, Mr Evan John, Mr John Evans (Crotta), Mr Taliesen Morgan, and Mr Gwilym Williams; from Pontypridd, Mr F. R. Crawshay (chairman of the Pontypridd Local Board), Mr Lewis Davies, Mr Charles Bassett (of the Burial Board), Mr Grover (Urban Sanitary Board) Llanwonno School Board, .Messrs James Riches and D. Leyshon Cow- bridge Fanners' Club, Messrs F. R. Crawshay (chairman), F. Stacey, D. J. Jenkins, W. Jenkins, W. V. Huntley, W. Thomas, Rees Thomas, J. B. Jenkins, R. T. Bassett, J. G. Homfray, Col. Tyler, and Mr Tutton (secretary) Maesteg Liberal Association, the Rev E. Jones, and Dr James Davies, D. Davies (Liverpool House), Mr W. Williams (Oakwood) Pontypridd Liberal Association, Dr. Roberts, Messrs Jno. Roberts, James Roberts, H. Davies, W. H. Morgan, Edwin Thomas, and Henry Hopkins Bridgend Local B'jard, Messrs Hugii Beavan (chairman), G. F. Lambert, and J. Hemming Glamorgan- shire Conservative Association, Messrs Howe! Gwyn, O. H Jones, J. C. Vye-Panninter, ClII. Hill, Jonas Watson, Mr Tennant, S. H. Stock, wood, H. X. Miers, T. W. Booker, and Lascelles Carr Ccwbridge Liberal Association, Dr. Edwardes, Messrs Thomas Rees (solicitor), Edward John, and W. E. Miles Bridgend Conservative Assocation, Messrs J. T. Stock- wood, junr., Geo. Vaughan, and T. Johns, Amongst the others present there were Sir Hussey Vivian, M. P., Messrs C. H. James, M.P., R. O. Jones, W. Llewellyn, A. j. Williams, (barrister), T. SI. Frankien, clerk of the peace for Glamor- gan James Barrow, Maes;eg; Dr. Paine, the Mayor of Swansea (Mr Williams), Mr Frank James, ^erf.hyr Mr Curtis, town clerk of Neath the Rev. C. R. Knight, the Rev. F. W. Edmondes (rector of Coity), &c. The Commissioner asked whether any gent man proposed a division of the county different to that of the commissioners. If so, he should like to see the scheme before they began. The Town Clerk of Cardilf intimated that the corporation of that borouga had ''requested Mr banders to lay their schema before the com- missioner. Mr Sanders said that the corporation did not appear as antagonistic to the Government scheme, to the scheme of tv.r Ilnssej- Vivian, or to any scneme which had been presented except on the one point that these schemes provided for five divisions oi the county, and the corporation said that there ought to be four di visions. The Commissioner I cannot go into that. If your scheme is based on a radivision of the county, you are out of court altogether. I have no more power than you have to aiter the division of the county. All I can do is to take your representa- tion, but I cannot hear you on that snbject; it is i quite beyond my jurisdiction. Mr Sanders then asked the commissioner, if not (IULY, Lts a matter oi courcesy, to hear the corporation of Cardilf as to certain objections to the scheme now laid before the county, because they felt that it would work an injustice. Wales, as the commis- sioner knew, taking- the census of 1881, had a population of 1,559,895. It had been understood, he thought most completely byfall parties,tbat the thirty members for Wales should not be disturbed, and if so, that would give an average The Commissioner: I think that is beyond me altogether. Mr Sanders: If yuu will allow me one mo- ment The Commissioner said if he did, lie should be taking up time unnecessarily. They must keep to tlHJ pDint with which he had to deal. If they were going to deal with the whole of Wales, and prove to liim that a fewer or greater number of county divisions would be desirable—why, it was altogether outside of his jurisdiction. lie would be wrong' to entertain such a proposition at all. If Mr Sanders had got anything to propose within the scope of his (the commissioner's.) duty, he should be very g:ad indeed to listen to him. He had been appointed to attend there to go into the five proposed divisions of the county, and if any- one had any alteration or anything to propose with regard to that he should be glad to hear him, Sanitary Board) Llanwonno School Board, .Messrs James Riches and D. Leyshon Cow- bridge Fanners' Club, Messrs F. it. Crawshay (chairman), F. Stacey, D. J. Jenkins, W. Jenkins, W. V. Huntley, W. Thomas, Rees Thomas, J. B. Jenkins, R. T. Bassett, J. G. Homfrav, Col. Tyler, and Mr Tutton (secretary) Maesteg Liberal Association, the Rev E. Jones, and Dr James Davies, D. Davies (Liverpool House), Mr W. Williams (Oakwood) Pontypridd Liberal Association, Dr. Roberts, Messrs Jno. Roberts, James Roberts, H. Davies, W. H. Morgan, Edwin Thomas, and Henry Hopkins Bridgend Local B'jard, Messrs Hugii Beavan (chairman), G. F. Lambert, and J. Hemming Glamorgan- shire Conservative Association, Messrs Howe! Gwyn, O. H Jones, J. C. Vye-Panninter, Col. Hill, Jonas Watson, Mr Tennant, S. H. Stock, wood, H. N. Miers, T. W. Booker, and Lascelles Carr Ccwbridge Liberal Association, Dr. Edwaraes, Messrs Thomas Rees (solicitor), Edward John, and W. E. Miles Bridgend Conservative Assocation, Messrs J. T. Stock- wood, junr., Geo. Vaughan, and T. Johns, Amongst tiie others present there wore Sir Hussey Vivian, M. P., Messrs C. H. James, M.P., R. O. Jones, W. Llewellyn, A. j. Williams, (barrister), T. SI. Frankien, clerk of the peace for Glamor- gan James Barrow, Maes;eg; Dr. Paine, the Mayor of Swansea (Mr Williams), Mr Frank njT>s' ^erf.hyr Mr Curtis, town clerk of Neath the Rev. C. R. Knight, the Rev. F. W. Edmondes (rector of Coity), &c. rlhe Commissioner asked whether any gent man proposed a division of the county different to that of the commissioners. If so, he should like to bee the scheme before they began. The lown Clerk of Cardilf intimated that the corporation of that borouga had ''requested Mr banders to lay their schema before the com- missioner. Mr Sanders said that the corporation did not appear as antagonistic to the Government scheme, to the scheme of tv.r Ilnssej- Vivian, or to any scneme which had been presented except on the one point that these schemes provided for five divisions oi the county, and the corporation said that there ought to be four divisions. The Commissioner I cannot go into that. If your scheme is based 011 a radivision of the county, you are out of court altogether. I have no more power than you have to aiter the c.ivision of the county. All I can do is to take your representa- tion, but I cannot hear you on that subject it is quite beyond my jurisdiction. Mr Sanders then asked tiie commissioner, if not as a matter oi duty, as a matter oi courcesy, to hear the corporation of Cardilf as to certain objections to the scheme now laid before the county, because they felt that it would work an injustice. Wales, as the commis- sioner knew, taking- the census of 1881, had a population 01 1,559,895. It had been understood, he. thought most completely byfall parties,that the thirty members for Wales should not be disturbed, and if so, that would give an average The Commissioner: I think that is beyond me altogether. Mr Sanders: If you .will allow me one mo- ment The Commissioner said if he did, lie should be taking up time unnecessarily. They must keep to the point with which he had to deal. If they were going to deal with the whole of Wales, and prove to liim that a fewer or greater number of county divisions would be desirable—why, it was altogether outside of his jurisdiction. lie would be wrong to entertain such a proposition at all. If Mr Sanders had got anything to propose within the scope of his (the commissioner's.) duty, he should be very g'.ad indeed to listen to him. He had been appointed to attend there to go into the five proposed divisions of the county, and if any- one had any alteration or anything to propose with regard to that he should be glad to hear him, also as to any proposed extension of the borough of Cardiff. He could not hear more than a few words, however. What he should do with regard to that was to put the representation before the commissioners, who would consider as to whether an inquiry was necessary with respect to the extension of the parliamentary borough of Cardiff. But he really could not hear remarks upon the wide question of tne representation of the whole of Wales and the representation of Glamorgan- shire. Mr Sanders asked whether or not a word or two might be said as to the re-distribution for the county of Glamorgan. The Commissioner replied that he had nothing at all to do with it. It had been settled by Par- liament that Glamorgan was to have five divisions. It was quite competent for them to bring the question forward in Parliament; his (the commissioner's) court was too small a one to entertain it. After somo other remarks from the com- missioner, Mr Sanders addressed himself to the question of the extension of the boundaries of Cardiff, and said that the corporation were anxious that the parliamentary borough should be made coter- minous with the municipal borough. The Commissioner: I understand that vou requifo an extension of your "boundary in the eastern direction. Mr Sanders replied in the affirmative, saying it was desired to include within the parliamentary division such portion of the municipal borough tin was not now included. Then, 011 the west there were the parishes of Penarth, Cogaii, and Liandongh, winch were closely allied with Cardiff in every sense. There was a most complete unity of in- terest—iu fact, the people of Penarth were vir- tually the people doing business in Cardiff. The incorporation of thesy places would add to the population of Cardiii 5,000 according to the census of 1381, and 8.000 according to the present esti- mated muiibel'. The Commissioner Please be x* this in mind if the extension of your boroug'. be approved of by the commissioners, it will u be at all con- nected with any increase. 111 the ^presentation. There will Still be one member for C ;rdiff. Mr Sanders quite understood thai, arid subse- quently asked whether he would be aboWed to go into the question of the population of Cnrdili' at all. The Commissioner replied in the negative, bidding that, if there was any foundation fur the Cardiff case being goiie into, there must be a special inquiry. If he entertained that subject now, he would only b?, receiving ex parte state- ments, because he might take it as certain that a proposal to exteud the parHftiiiohoaty borough to the municipal limits would be opposed by those gentlemen whose property such an extension would affect. Mr Frankien (the clerk of the psaoe) remarked that in 1876 Cardiff obtained an Act of Parlia- ment—a private act—which extended the muni- cipal borough so as u> uiake it include all the parts which the Cardiff people at that time thought were of the same interest as themselves. Mr Waring I had a great deal to do with that—L- The Commissioner I don't think it is necessary to go into that. I understand the Cardiff Cor- poration are anxious for an extension of their parliamentary boundary. Mr Sanders That is so. The Commissioner: So that it shall be coter- minous with the municipal limits. Mr Sanders That is the first propoial. The Commissioner There is norther we can deal with. Mr Thomas Rees, of Cowbridge, said that the inhabitants of that place were anxious to continue part of Cardiff in parliamentary representation, as at present. Mr Sanders said that With regard to the ques- £ 5on raised by Mr Rees, it Jmd arisen out of a memorial sont in by the CivrdiS Corporation, who, in speaking ot Onwbridgo Llantrisaut being commissioners, who would cunider as to whether an inquiry was necessary with respect to the extension of the parliamentary borough of Cardiff. But he really could not hear remarks upon the wide question of tne representation of the whole of Wales and the representation of Glamorgan- shire. Mr Sanders asked whether or not a word or two might be said as to the re-distribution for the county of Glamorgan. The Commissioner replied that he had nothing at all to do with it. It had been settled by Par- liament that Glamorgan was to have five divisions. It was quite competent for them to bring the question forward in Parliament; his (the commissioner's) court was too small a one to entertain it. After somo other remarks from the com- missioner, Mr Sanders addressed himself to the question of the extension of the boundaries of Cardiff, and said that the corporation were anxious that the parliamentary borough should be made coter- minous with the municipal borough. The Commissioner: I understand that vou requifo an extension of your "boundary in the eastern direction. Mr Sanders replied in the affirmative, saying it was desired to include within the parliamentary division such portion of the municipal borough tin was not now included. Then, 011 the west there were the parishes of Penarth, Cogaii, and Liandongh, winch were closely allied with Cardiff in every sense. There was a most complete unity of in- terest—iu fact, the people of Penarth were vir- tually the people doing business in Cardiff. The incorporation of thesy places would add to the population of Cardiii 5,000 according to the census of 1381, and 8.000 according to the present esti- mated muiibel'. The Commissioner Please be x* this in mind if the extension of your boroug'. be approved of by the commissioners, it will u be at all con- nected with any increase. 111 the ^presentation. There will Still be one member for C ;rdiff. Mr Sanders quite understood thai, arid subse- quently asked whether he would be aboWed to go into the question of the population of Cnrdili' at all. The Commissioner replied in the negative, bidding that, if there was any foundation fur the Cardiff case being goiie into, there must be a special inquiry. If he entertained that subject now, he would only b?, receiving ex parte state- ments, because he might take it as certain that a proposal to exteud the parHftiiiohoaty borough to the municipal limits would be opposed by those g-elltlemell whuse property such an extension would affect. Mr Frankien (the clerk of the psaoe) remarked that in 1876 Cardiff obtained an Act of Parlia- ment—a private act—which extended the muni- cipal borough so as u> uiake it include all the parts which the Cardiff people at that time thought were of the same interest as themselves. Mr Waring I had a great deal to do with that—L- The Commissioner I don't think it is necessary to go into that. I understand the Cardiff Cor- poration are anxious for an extension of their parliamentary boundary. Mr Sanders That is so. The Commissioner: So that it shall be coter- minous with the municipal limits. Mr Sanders That is the first propoial. The Commissioner There is norther we can deal with. Mr Thomas Rees, of Cowbridge, said that the inhabitants of that place were anxious to continue part of Cardiff in parliamentary representation, as at present. Mr Sanders said that With regard to the ques- £ 5on raised by Mr Rees, it Jmd arisen out of a memorial sont in by the CivrdiS Corporation, who, in speaking ot Onwbridgo Llantrisaut being merged in the county, thought the inhabitants of those places W"til(t desti-e, to be transferred, Mr Gwilyni Williams wished to state that Hantri^ant felt the same tw Cowbridge^they did not wish to be cut off from Cardiff. Sir Hussey Vivian said it appeared to him Mr Gwilyni Williams wished to state that Hantri^ant felt the same tw Cowbridge^they did not wish to be cut off from Cardiff. Sir Hussey Vivian said it appeared to jiiiu that there was a general concensus of opinion as to the mode in Which the county of Glamorgan should be divided into five divisions. He had attentively observed the scheme proposed by Mr O. H. Jones, who, he believed, represented the Conservative interest in this matter, and he (S.r Hussey) had, of course, attentively considered the proposal of the commissioners, and there seemed to be general agreement as to the geographical mode in which the county was to be divided. The difference between the three schemes which had been pro- pounded and published turned largely upon de- tails. Taking the eastern division first—that division which was called by the commissioners the Caerphilly division—he found that the pro- posal of the commissioners made the population of the division 44,857; whilst theproposal made by the Liberal party of that county would make it 50,321, and that of the Conservatives 46,000. The differences between the commissioners' proposal and that put forward by the Liberal party lay entireiv in tiie four parishes, Llanedarne, Llau- ishen, Radyr, and Whitchurch, with a part of the parish of Eglwysilan, be other portion being already in the district called Caerphilly, or East Glamorgan division. In regard to that proposal, he thought it might be said to be a geographical question exclusively. It was considered that such boundaries would render the division more com- pact, and by that means comply with one of the provisions set forward in the instructions to the commissioners. At any rate, the proposal was one which he had to submit to the commissioners as worthy of their Snnsideration. One portion of it prevented the division of the parish or Eglwys- ilan into two parte. The larger portion of the parish was already, as proposed by the commis- sioners, in the division which he ventured to call East Glamorgan. That, so far as he could ascertain inferentiaily from figures, amounted to a popula- tion of 1,459. It was part of the instructions that parishes be divided into petty-sessional divisions that Eglwysiian had been divided, and theretore it was a question whether it might not be desirab;e to allot the whole parish to the division, which he ventured to call East Gla- morgan, and which stood in the proposal of the commissioners as the Caerphilly division. That really was the only distinction that was to say, the four parishes of Llanedarne, Llanishen, Radyr, and Whitchurch, with a por- tion of Eglwysiian, formed the only dif- ference between the proposed scheme of the commissioners and that of those who repre- sented the Liberal party. Then, passing on to the ne::t division, he came to that of the Rhondda —the parish of Ystradyfodwg. That parish he proposed to make an entire division, and he observed with plea-ure that the proposal of the commissioners coin,died with that proposal. Therefore upon that point he need offer no remarks, with this one exception, taat the parish of Rhigos formed a. portion—an ecclesiastical portion—of the parish ofY strad Vardre. Mr O. H. Jones: Not an ecclesiastical portion it is only a portion of the old parish of Ystrad Vardre, but separately rated. Sir Hussey Vivian went on that it was a mere mattsr of detail. The inhabitants of the hamlet of Rhigos would prefer to form a portion of the so-called Caerphilly or East Glamorgan division. That would reduce the numbers of we parish of Ystradyfodwg by about 1,000, but the increase of that parish had been so enormous that theie would be no anomaly in so reducing it. From the best statistics which could be obtained, he understood that the number of inhabitants in the parish of Ystradyfodwg at this moment wrs estimated at 61,505, and therefore, the taking away of 1,000 was not worthy of consideration. COllllng- uex t to that which the comnflssioners called the Llandati division, and which he ven- tured to call the S,)ti, li Glamorgan division, now there, he said, the difference of numbers between him and the commissioners was that they put the numbers at 44,837, and he at 50,329. Mr R. 0. Jones We propose to take out Llangefeiach and Newcastle Higher. sired Sir Hussey Vivian said that he desired Llange- feiach to be taken in. His proposal was that the petty sessional division of Newcastle should be in Mid-Giainorgan that was to say, in the Vale of Neath division, excepting the parishes of Coity, Coychurcij, N etvcasiie, L!:uid}v<dwg, St. Minor, and Ynysawdre. The only difference between his scheme and the commissioners for the petty sessional division of Liandaff was that lie proposed to add to it the parishes of St. Bride's Minor and the hamlet of Ynvsawdre, one with & population of 917, and the other 821. It was, a matter of pure indifference to him, and those who supported his scheme whether tha parish of Cilybebill (1,940 inhabitants) weiit to the west or the mid- divisioii. The divisions which lie proposed were really very nearly those which the commissioners had proposed, and therefore he did not feel thatI he had much to press Upon Major Tuiloch. Mr R. O. Jones urged upon the commissioner the importance in that county of separating the agricultural from the mineral districts. (Ap- plause.) The map which he had sent to the com- missioners would affect that purpose. It d.d not differ from the proposition of the com- missioners as far as that end of the county went except that it included Lianwdw, which was part of tiie Caerphilly district. It then pro- ceeded south of the great parish of Llantrmsant, which he had attached to tne Rhondda district, and took in Ooyehurch and Coity, and also— The Commissioner: It follows tite petty sessional divisioll. iatr R. O. Jones replied Very nearly, and added that it proceeded westward as far as Pyle and Kentig. 'The large proportion of that division was agricultural, whereas the line the commit- sioners had taken divided the agricultural part of the county absolutely in two. Rei strongly contended that the agricultural interest ought to be kept in one. It was true that the division he had shown has less number than the Rhondda division, but he had observed that in dividing some of the English counties, the commissioners had not hesitated, where that was necessary, to have a much larger number in one division than in another. The Commissioner What is the population? Mr R. O. Jones 43,000. The Commissioner Probably it will decrease. Mr R. O. Jones: I don't think it will. The Commissioner: I mean proportionately. Mr R. O. Jones said that the population of the district would be very much increased. A great dock was being made at Barry, and the town of Penarth was incrsasir.g j every day. The plan of the commissioners, he went oh, would separate the mining population j of the upper part of the parish of Llantrissant, which formed the Rhondda Valley, entirely from the people with wlnon they had the ^greatest in- i terest. He went "U to suggest another division, when The Commissioner said it would involve a division of ,t which it was not intended to. allow. Mr R. O. Jones remarked that it would be exceed- inaly advantageous if the upper part of the parish of Liantrissant could be detached frum the lower, apd attached to the Rhondda. Mr Lewis Davis said he represented the Rhon- dåa, and the, veople there objected to having any more population added to their division. They already numbered 60,000, and as the population was rapidly increasing, it was likely to be 75,000 within the next seven or ten year*. If that fr.at | of the population of the Llantrissant parish Which it was < add were added to Vstrady- fodwg, it would bring the population of that parish up to about 72,000. The Commissioner It would be out of the question—40,000 against 72,000—and that 72,000 increasing, r Mr F. E. Stacey said lie had been elected chaii man-of a deputation from the Coivbridge Pa-rine", Club, which was entirely composed of agricul- turists of the county. There were members of it in all the parishes. Cowbridge was a cominon centre, and ho had memorials from all the parishes which were excluded by the Government sc!ictrie from connection with their common inte- rests. The Commissioner said he would rgcommend Mr Stacey to make some proposition to equalise the population, by which lie might add itniliensely to the strength of his case. At present the dis- parity was Very groat between the third divHoii -Cowbridge-atid the Ystrad division. Mr Stacey That won't be so if we go Very much further west. I want to have the lower half of Llantrissant divided by the urban and rural sanitary. The Commissioner I don't think we can do that. Mr Staoey: The agricultural element say they don't think they will be fairly represented. The Commissioner said that there were a great number of conflicting interests. If they were to start on one principle, it would be very easy t > mark out divisions but when one had a number of instructions, with all of which he had to com- ply as nearly as possible, he found himself in a very great difficulty when he came to pre- pare a scheme. As he did not begin the enquiry with any preliminary observations, he might just make a remark or two now. The instruc- tions of the commissioners had been in the first place to separate the agricultural from the mining and manufacturing I)opulettioiin-(iiear) -tii,-I rural from the urban. That seemed very simple indeed, and if they were to proceed on that ground only, a very successful scheme might be made, but then thoy bad also got to cqusiderthe equalisation ot the populations, They hut. got to make the popu- lation iu all the divisions equal—and then- was the pit into whichMr Joneshadfallen, He, in trying to separate the agricultural froul the uiij.ni popula- ting, had got a great disparity in hie district. There was a difference Cif soma 14,000 or 16,000 between the population of Cowbridge and that of t Ystrad. But that wasuotall they had also to make the districts as compact as possible. Then again they must not cut across any parish, so tiiat when all these instructions were considered, and an attempt was made to harmonise the scheme, it was found exceedingly difficult. No one knew how difficult it was till he sat down and prepared his scheme. It was very easy to criticise a scheme prepared, but it was a very different thing to prepare a better. The commissioners were not by any means wedded to their scheme. If anybody would make a pro- position to improve it, the commissioners would be only too glad to listen to it, and carry it out, if they could possibly do so. But iu the case of the separation of the agricultural from the urban population, they must bear in mind also that they should equalise the population. Mr F. E. S:acey said that the Cowbridge Farmers' Club wanted all the parishes between Cowbridge and the mouth of the Oginore to be in the Liandaff division, and they wished to dis- associate Llantrissa.nt and Cowbridge from th borough of Cardiff. The Rev. C. R. Knight, chairman of the petty sessioiial division or Newcastle and Ogmore, strongly urged that about 18 parishes proposed to be included in the Neath division should be trans- ferred from Neath to the agricultural portion, Llf the county, and that two parishes, one of them X ewc:tstle, proposed by the c'Jl1lmis"ioner, scheme to be in the agricultural portion, be transferred to the Neath division. The Commissioner: How do you propose to bring up the population? The Rev. C. R. Knight: The alteration will affect tiie question or population very slightly— the difference is only about 300. Mr Jonas Watson said that .in considering the question of population, it should be remembered that the coal-pits of the Rhondda would sooner or later be worked out, whilst Liandaff was fringed with a large area of docks and mines, which might be developed, and thus result in a large increase of population in the Liandaff district. Mr Lewis Davis When the pits are exhausted the docks won't be required. (Laughter.) Mr O. H. Jones thought that the Conservative Association would be inclined to support the Government scheme, as against that proposed by Sir Hussey Vivian, in the event of the Conserva- tive scheme being rejected. The Commissioner then proceeded to deal with the question of 11aa.es for the electoral districts. He said the commissioners found in many places that the matrer was a much more difficult one than that of boundaries. They found universally that that town who^e name was adopted by th« commission always approved of the scheme em- bodying its name. (Laughter.) In London they had not that local information which was possessed by residents of a particular locality, and in many cases they found it exceedingly difficult to select appropriate names, but: he might tell them that names like north, south, east, and west," were quite outside of the commissioners' instructions. If they looked at the directions, it would be found that the commissioners had been directed to name evrery division from some town or locality, and, therefore, it was of no use to press upon him th* desirability of adopting such names If" western" or "eastern," or anything of that kind. If thev could suggest better names than had beeu proposed, the commissioners were quae prepared to adopt them. hear.) Sir Hussey Vivian might mention, and he hoped it would be repeated to the commissioners, that he believed there was a concensus of opinion on all sides throughout the county to the affect that the divisions of the county ought to be namCti by the points of the compass—(nc,no)—retaining the old county name of Glamorgan, which they v. ere ail very proud He had received a letter that morning from his honourable colleague he lord-lieutenant. (Applause.) Mr Talbot sai"- as regards the names of the different divisons. I am strongly in favour of the points or the corn- ,io' puss. This mode of disposing of the difficulty has the lnferit of getting rid of all local jealousie. and being intdiigibJe to all, outside U; well as ins'de Glamorgan. Tiie only exception would be 'Rhondda,' but that name is And pro- nounceable by a-H." (Laughter.) Believing as he (Sir Hussey) did that this method met with tiie universal—(no, no)—or almost universal accord of the county, he should certainly press it in Par- liament. Mr Lewis Davis urged that the Caerphilly division should be named after Pontypridd, the importance of which town, particulars* as com- pared with Caerphilly, he dwelt Upozn The Commissioner remarked that the name of Caerphilly was taken from the petty sessional division. Mr Lewis Davis replied that Pontypridd was also a petty sessional district, as well as being the only place in the division at all worthy of tho name of a town. (Laughter.) The Clerk to the Pontypridd Local Boaird (Mr Grover) supported the contention of Mr Lew;* Davis. After several memorials had been presented, a suggestion wtis made to the effect that 1;11 Rhondda district should be called after Ystradv- hdwg-, in regard to which the commissione:' re- marked, amid some amusement, that they should select names which would be easily pronounceable in the House of Commons. Sir Hussey Vivian must say that they cmld not expect the Speaker to call upon the honourable member for Ystradyfodwg. (Laughter.) He r'eftlly thought that Rhondda was the more enphoniou*. In a discussion upon the names of the otile" divisions, Vaia of Glamorgan," Vale Neath," and" Gower seemed to be regarded with general favour. This concluded the business, and a vote of thanks was accorded to the commissioner, on the proposition of Sir Hussey Vivian. Major Tuiloch, in responding, promised that every representation that had been made that day should receive the fullest consideration. Pefhap- those present did not know the trouble involved in effecting even a slight, alteration in boundaries, but the commissioners were most oareftil m (riving every consideration to representations. No con- clusion would be arrived at until they were, perfectly satisfied they were doing the best they could for the country under the circumstances n. the case. (Hear, hear.) He was very glad to find the issue had been practically narrowed to; very small limits. It really affected only two divisions, Liandaff and the Vale of Neath di- visions, and it did not seem to him in these particular cases so very difficult to arrange the. boundaries so that the agricultural and mining populations should be properly represented. He was very giad indeed to find the scheme generally received the of the county, ifc was a great source of gratification to tiie commissioners b tind throughout the Country how well their schemes were received. Even when opposed by certain gehtlemett, still there was always a strong feeling in the room in favonfof the scheme. Of course their scheme was prepared without the local information which those, present possessed, but still the Government had, perhaps, eume sources of information open to them Which were not open t,) others. Perhaps it was due to that that their schemes haa met with such general approval throughout the country. The enquirv then closed. f I .£
A STEAM LAUNCH SUNK IN COLLISION. Harrow Escape of the Passengers. 0 On Friday morning a steam launch, contnming a htmiber of seamen going from Portsmouth to Spit- head to join tiie rebels of the channel squadron, was run into just outsido thia iisdrbour during a dense i og, by the Victoria* steam packet, plying between the Isle of Wight and the mainland. The bow of the launch was out through, and the passengers had to sBfaiHble on board the Victoria. The hunch rapidly filled, and there was barely time for the Victoria to reach her before she ank.
THE MURDER OF A SWEET- HEART. The inquest on the body of Laura Wiledn, who was found stabbed to deat,h on the 22nd ult., was resumed at Woolwich on Friday. The prin- cipal new fact elicited was the discovery by the police of a. water pipe out-side deceased's bed- room window, which would have enabled the murderer to climb from the ground. Tiie inquitv was again adjourned, and will not be completed in time for Frederick Marshall, who is accused of the crime, to be tried at the next Old Bailey Commi^sion.
A MINERS' CANDIDATE IN STAFFORDSHIRE. The Staffordshire Mine!" Association have chosen Mr Enoch Edward", president of the Miners' Federation, numbering 24,000 men, to contest one of the new divisions of North Staf- fordshire in their interests at the next general election. He will either contest the borough of ^Newcastle, including Silverdaie, Chesterton, and Kuutfcon, or the new division of Wolstanton and Tunstall, including Goldenhill, Kids-grove, and Audicy parish. These parts comprise the heart of the mining district in North Staft'oi-dihir#,