l- HOMOCEAT HOMOCEA, HOMOCEA, HOMOCEA, TOUCHES THE SPOT. TOUCHES THE SPOT. TOUCHES THE SPOT. TOUCHES THE SPOT. HOMOCEAIN INFLUENZA. ld P' 1,1 our judgment Homiwc» "ndThen J„rSr°J»r^S*t7keTtamp 6r«t put a little «p th. oost'1". d'0„ bj throw. it back in th. throat and injurious—neither LAUDANUM, MENTHOL, MINERAL, o "arcotio. influenza »me .hould be put up the nostril, two or thr«« time. » day. K th, „Ao8„ "•« 1f *
1 ciiess. [EDITED r BY JAMES GLASS.1 All eommunicationa for ^is departmen are to be addressed to the ''Chess Editor me »re, of other irfo7»'to contnbots *>■ To CoBftES?UNDENTS. A Solutions are solicited, and should reach uS not *ater than Wednesday after publication of problem. problem. TO SECKkTAKlES.. Hon. Secs. of clubs will please keep us informed of iLeir diiuifs. CHES6 RESORT. hWANSEA COUNTY CHESS CLUB, Louglands Hotel, St. Helen's-road. Wednesday, 7 p.m. to 11; Saturday, 3 to 11 p.m. CARDIFF CHESS CLUB-Hotel Metropole. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights. Solution to Problem No. 178. By Miss LILIAN BAIRD. White. ^lack' 1—Kt to Kt 3 !—K moves 2-Qn.to, If i_K B to K 4 2~Q to Q 4 mate. If J—Kt to B 2 2-Q x R mate, etc., etc. Correct solution received from A CURIOSITY. Problem No. 179. By the Rev. C. E. RANKEN. "The running of the gauntlet game of Marshall Saxe." BLACK (nine pieces). WHITE (eight pieces). th t White to play and mate with the Pawn without taking any of the Black Pawns. The nosition has been published m The iSntisti Chess Magazine and amended by Mr. K?nken'as originally it had two solutions and now it has one. We invite solutions from our readers. GAME 306. The following game was played some time ago by correspondence. It will be seen that the attack in this brevity is well sustained through- out. The K R play is particularly forcible, and literally leaves Black nothing to do. (Scotch Gambit). White Black (Mr. Adam Dawson, (J. L. Fairweather, Kingstown). Stroud). 1 PtoK4 PtoK4 2 Kt to K B 3 Kt to Q B 3 3 PtoQ4 PxP 4 Kt x P B to B 4 5 B to K 3 Q to B 3 r, „ 6 P to Q B 3 K Kt to K 2 7 B to Q B 4 Kt to K 4 8 B to Kt 3 Castles 9 P to K B 4 5^?* T> O 10 P x B Q Kt to B 3 11 Castles 12 Q to Q 2 13 P to B 5 PtoKH3 14 R to B 3 £ tto^4 15 R to Kt 3 16 P x Kt K to K 2 17 Kt to B 3 Resigns GEORGE HATFIELD D. GOSSIP. The able editor of the Baltimore News gives the following, for which we make him responsible:- "A really spicy bit of news comes from Mon- treal, where George Hatfield D. Gossip of Three Continents is looming up again in some of his old characters and going for' the press with all his pristine fire. It appears that the celebrated chessauthor requires a greatar negree of quiet during his games than some of the members of the very vivacious Montreal Chess Club are dis- posed to accord. Thus writes the Herald on the subjecti The wags of the club are making much fun over the question as to whether a man should be allowed to taik or not while he is playing. One gentleman—who, by the way, is not a member of the club, but ought to be-went so far as to say that the man who could say nothing during his game but Check check check! was an 'Unspeakable Turk.' Such a libel (slander? Chess Ed. News) on the Turk hai evoked the fol- lowing liues from a correspondent, which we give for what they are worth:- The grim, unutterable Turk is but A shadow to the human wreck, Who playing chess, can utter naught But, now and then, a cheek.' vt His visage sour's enframed between Two bloodless hands his scrawny neck With wasted vocal chords is full That only croak a 1 check.' His back is bent just like a C,' Of that he doth but little reck; He only lives to move a piece And then to howl a cheok.' What Turk so void of soul as this On bloody field or pirate detk, pi No fiend can beat the silent fiend, Who speaks not but to check. "Now for the fan. Mr. Gossip has found the cap fitted, and that the }inp5 quoted were a malicious and brutal aitack upOtt him by the chess editor of the Herald, and he has accordingly actually instituted proceedings against that paper for libel. He has tackled the managing editor, and has romped around' big with visions of justice and S375—next year. Meantime, although he has sued in forma pauperis, there will be some incidental expenses, and we take the liberty of reminding everybody of it, with all delicacy of sentiment. Needless to remark the verses are going the rounds—they are fairly started by now —and that the affair has caused intense amuse- ment, especially at the chess clubs and the He,-aid office. It has transpired that Mr. Gossip has travelled in Turkey and regards that country as highly civilized, that he has written ieam3 of letters to different parties, adducing incontro- letters to different parties, adducing incontro- j vertible evidence that his visage is not sour, nor his neck scrawny, his vocal cords wasted or his back bent, nor himself a Turk. Upon whom the libel, then, is being asked." A week later the Montreal Herald says Mr. G. H. D. Gossip has departed this life—the Montreal part of it—and is now in all probability in Buffalo, He threatens to come back from the ends of the earth' as soon as his libel suit against the Herald (referred to below) conies off." The Herald's "reference below" consists of the full quotation of the paragraph on this s-ubject (excepting the rhyme) in The News of the 9th bit. ==' ANSWERS TO CdRiiESPONDENTS. 0. S* £ DTBBRG (Cardiff),-Yes. The match will cOtíJ off at Hastings. When Mr. Steinitz accepted the c'hasltenge of Mr. Lasker to a contest for the championship he said I am over fifty- seven years old, and I have held the championship for twenty-seven years. No one ever held it for a longer period than ten years before." The cause of this delay was due to the Editor's moving about. CHESS GOSSIP. There is a great probability that a Lady Chess will be opened in Swansea antagonistic to the Swansea County Chess Club. THE RECENT MATCH AT LEIPZIG. Herr von Bardeleben, of Leipzig, has concluded Mil ma.tch with Herr Ton Gotbehald on the 26th rf March „t the A»ga»te» Club, Leipzig, ,he former winning four games to the latter s one. The forthcoming chess congress in Hastings is very much talked about here, an t it is hoped it should turn out a great success.
An Eonal Rights Committee headed by Mdme v L.ft 1ms petitioned the Town Council of Vincent, ,treet ttfter the late Mdme. PAHS, TO nno TO Pans All ani The Ringer left £ 8U,UDU to ran*. A Ne\v-Womanish lady has appeared at length on the House of Commons terrace. In her right ^ye was eye -glass, and in her mouth a l.ghted A clarinf attempt tc steal Mrs. Ltingitry s dia- monds was ma'leon Saturday ni?ht.The popular actress was playing at Palmer's Theatre, W York While in be.- dressing-room preparing for her part, a man dropped through the window, and gathered u\ t :e jewellery, which was spread upon a dressing-1a''le. Mrs. Lang^ry sprang upon the thief, who dio
SWANSEA SCHOOL BOARD. STATE-AIDED PERSUS VOLUNTARY, SCHOOLS. The usual monthly meeting of the Swansea U.D. School Board was held at the offices in Dynevor-place, on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. David Harris (vice-chairman) presided, and the other members present were: The Revs. A. A. M^thetvs, John Davies (Cadle), Dyfodwg Davies, W. P. Williams, and Father Phillipson Messrs. Gwil^m Morgan, Barid Roberts, Joseph Rosser D. R. Lewis, W. Watkins, Christopher James, J. G. Kirby, W. E. Harris, and A. W. Halden (clerk). The minutes of the last meeting were con- firmed. UNEMPLOYED JOINERS. A letter was read from Mr. E. J. Clarke, of the Amalgamated Association of Joiners, asking the Board to receive a deputation to urge the necessity of proceeding at once with any work that may be required in the schools, in o.-der to allay the distress existing amongst joiners. The deputation, which numbered between twenty and thirty, was admitted to the room and Mr. E. J. Clarke acted as spokesman. He questioned whether there was any man in the trade who remembered such depression as was at present being experienced. Instead of the warmer weather bringing relief, he was very sorry to say that they had experienced more depression since the i'ro.,t had ended than during it. As a rule the joiners supported themselves, but the support they gave was limited, and owing to the continued depression the members of the Joiners' Association who were out of employment had received all that could be given to them during the next twelve months. The distress had cost the Joiners Society no less than E2,500 per week within the last three months, so that the funds would shortly come to an end. He suggested on behalf of the deputation, that the projected new schools of the Board should be proceeded with as early as possible in order that the men might obtain employment. He also asked them to write to the architect of the Brynmill School in order that he might send down to the contractors working-drawings of the school. Nothwithstand- ing that the work had been in progress for at least six months, not a stroke of joinery work had been done. There were no working plans for the roof and windows, and unless the contractors got them soon, they would be compelled to send more men adrift. They should not allow their work to be given out during the summer mouths when work was more plentiful, but it should be given out in the winter months. The Clerk read a telegram from the architect of the Brynmill School saying that the contractors (Lloyd Brothers) had the details of all windows, and had asked for others, which he was now preparing. The chairman said the matter would be thoroughly discussed by the Building and Sites Committee at their next meeting, and the depu- tation withdrew. APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR. Nine candidates applied for the post of assistant manual instructor at the Higher Grade School. Three candidates came before the Board for final selection, and on a vote being taken Mr. R. Trevor Williams, pattern-maker, of 22, Morgan-street, was appointed. TEACHING OF WELSH AT CENTRAL CLASSES. ,S. Mr. J Rosser moved the adoption of the minutes of the Schools Management Committee. The Rev. Father Phillipson seconded, and at the same time suggested that a minute to the effect that instruction in VVelshbe discontinued in central classes for pupil teachers, and tiiat the time for doing so be left to the discretion of t'ie Superintendent be referred ba^k to committee He thought it would be a very great pity if +he language were allowed to lapse through want of proper teaching. Whilst, unfortuiiately) he did not speak Welsh himself, he felt with the Welsh in Wales, and he thought they ought to be con- sidered in this matter. 1 hey would not be doimr their duty in that part ot the country if allowed Welsh to be discontinued. u The Rev. John Davies moved a resolution to that effect. The Rev. Father Phillipson seconded Mr. J. Rosser said he would accept the amend- ilent. The Rev. Dyfodwg Davies said the minut„ waa carried on the recommendation of Mr Col +i inspects. He found it impossible* to French and Welsh with the staff he h»df t present. They did not see their way cl« + appoint another teacher, and they •? better to let the teaching of YVelsh^ropT^ was only being taken up by those who mulei"?0 H Welsh, in order to escape the infliction of F>-5 h He supported the minute. encn. Mr W.E Harris said the resolution was not passed on the recommendation or Mr. Cole wh simply reported on the matter. wtl° The amendment was carried. BOARD SCHOOLS vertUS VOLUNTARY SCHOOLS The Rev. Father Phillipson moved that the following minute be referred back to committee • —" A circular letter was read from the Man- chester School Board, asking Board to petition Parliament in favour of Rate ^.id tn Voluntary Schools. A circular from the mino-jA^ of the Manchester School Board agaiQst petition was also roadResolved Tnat this Board petition Parliament ag-imst Rate Aid tn Voluntary Schools, and that the ^Vice-Chairman of the Board and the Clerk be authorised to siw« such petition, and to forward it to both hous^nf Parliament." He spoke on principle, but he did not mind saying he was not in f avour of State aid He did not think the Board was dignified in taking notice of a circulartrom the minority of the Manchester Sahool Board. Mr. Christopher James seconded. The Rev. Dyfodwg Davies considered the matter one of the »oatquestions of the day, and the Swansea. School Board, as one of the most important Boards in the country, should express their opinion upon it. He notiCetl fr the circular sent by the majority of the Man- chester School Board, that a resolution was passed to the effect that, in the interests of education, of justice, and o "^oua freedom the benefits of the rates should be enjoyed equaijy by all schools, suitable arrangements being made for the inspection of voluntary schools, and that the present law be amended, in that direction In all his experience he had never Se„ rmiwu9«? Tunica co tam^ ray fnanv • i -1-- n » KfOBs inconsistencies, especially wuen taey that it was moved by au educated man. fr said the resolution was put forward in thV aS terests of justice, and he supposed the In the in- adduced was that, since the suPPorters of the voluntary schools were ratepayers they ouwh + devote some of the rates towards the ma, ance of the voluntary schools. He aimitted th the money payers should be the monev trollers, that there should be public contr public money; but they could not legislate in +K*r matter for a section of the ratepayers. On k same principle exactly, he thought that the K I of the ratepayers should have a voice in tho trol of the rates given to the voluntary si C0,n~ and that meant that those sehools shoni?)°i brought under public control in the sam« board schools. And if voluntaryisms on^y ai? carry on the work of education siiflft, ,Aa n,ot means of State grants and voluntas *1^ .b^ tions they should hand the schools over t cnP* public body, in order that the ohildron J? u?1?6 educated well. That the resolution Wr be forward in the interests of religions freedi m the weakest argument of all. Cardinal Vni ^a8 said that e^ery parent had a perfect right + ? 11 his child taught in his religion at the DQK?- ve pense. He (Mr. iJavies; never heard of +W i fore. The Jaw did not "-rmit it. T(ie law .i Y y (aw *aij a f father had a peKect right to object to his child being tailghtany creed, m wliieti he him self did not believe. vVh.u it was considered that in over 10,000 pa^haa in England there were voluntary schools wn.'ch kept out s chool boards, and wmch the children ot Noncun V, ist and other creeds were compeI2«>d bv l attend, it would be seen where the uanoWT There was a possibility, there, of the law k infringed and violated to a certain extent strutting children in creeds with whicK+u1^" parents did not agree. In some parts of r r shire, the children of Nonconformist Of Lane&- were also forced to attend the school aJf
NEATH AND DISTRICT. PATTI'S PHOTOS on view at SIEDLE BROS., Heathfield-street. [6793 A rate of 1a. 3d. in the pound was made for the next six months by the Ystradyfodwg District Council on Friday. Mr. Watkin Bevan, surveyor to the Porthcawl Urban District Council, has entered an action against the Council for a loan of E30 4,. 6d.. which he paid for the District Council. HWH-CLASS MAZAWATTEE COFFEE. HIGH-CLASS MAZAWATTEE COFFEE. HIGH-CLASS MAZAWATTEE COFFEE. HIGH-CLASS MAZAWATTEE COFFEE. HIGH-CLASS MAZAWATTEE COFFEE. At 1,4,1/6, 1, 8 & 2 per lb. Of Leading Grocers. AMBULANCE.—A class has been conducted in the above interesting subject during the winter months, by Dr D. Llewelyn Davies, M B., ex- mayor. These lectures are most popular, and the examinations will shortly conclude the work of the session SCIENCE AND ART CLASSES.—The annual Government examinations in connection with the Science and Art Department, at the several local schools; viz., Alderman Davies's School, Gwyn Hall, and Mechanics Institute, will commence on the 27th inst. ALDERMAN DAVIES' SCIFIOOL. -We are glad to find that one of the staff at the above school, Miss Gwladys Williams, daughter of Mr. Owen Williams, butter merchant, obtained a first-class certificate at the recent scholarship examinations. The result is most complimentary to the young lady, and the headmistress at the above well- known school. MR. COUNCILLOR EDWARD DAVIES.—Mr. Davies, Caewern, a gentleman well-known and highly-esteemed in the parish, has been recently laid up at his residence, in consequence of an attack of influenza, but we are pleased to learn he is progressing favourably. FOOTBALL.—A match between the County Police and the local butchers, in aid of the Mayor's Charity Fund, will be played on Thurs- day week, and, being a novelty in the town, a good attendance is anticipated. We hear also that the members of the Working Men's Club are arranging a match in aid of the same funds. INTERESTING PRESENTATION AT NEATH.—At a recent social meeting of the members of the St. David's Church choir, the proceedings were agree- ably varied by the presentation of a silver salver, bearing a suitable inscription, to Miss Lily Davies, daughter of Councillor J. B. Davies, J.P., the young lady being about to take her departure for Buenos Ayres. Speeches were delivered by the Chairman, Archdeacon Griffiths, the Mayor, Mr. R. P. Morgan, Churchwarden, and others.—The presentation was acknowledged by Mr. J. B. Davies in very feeling terms. PORT TALBOT RAILWAY AND DOCKS.—Messrs. Pearson and Sons the contractors for this project, are losing no time in commencing operations. Already they have commenced work at the locks and also with the railway and the tunnel. Quite a large staff of engineers are on the snot. The resident engineer of the company is Mr. Case, and Messrs. Pearson's chief engineer is Mr. Stevenson. The contractors are, fortunately for the unemployed at Aberavon and Port Talbot, utilising all the local labour possible. AFFILIATION AT BRi I)GEND.-At the Bridgend Police-court on Saturday, Mr. R. W. Llewellyn presiding, "Gwilym Taf," (William Williams), the well-known Maesteg vocalist, was summoned by Janet Owen, 18, to show why he should not contribute to the maintenance of her illegitimate child, of which she alleged him to be the f ither. Defendant is a married man with a family of five children, and complainant a single woman, now living at home with her parents, in Maesteg, was at the time of the alleged seduction a domestic servant in his employ. The summons was dis- missed, after hearing the evidence. CHARITIES OF GLAMORGAN.—Mr. Rhys Williams, B.L., attended on Thursday at the village of Llancarvan and inquired into the manner in which the local charities were dealt with under the Charitable Trust Acts, 1853 to 1894, and the Charity Enquiries (Expenses) Act, 1892, by direction of the Board of Charity Commissioners for England and Wales. Among those who tendered valuable information to the learned Commissioner respecting the historical Madame Lougher's Charity were the Rev. A. T. Hughes, vicar; R
ADMISSION TO TRAINING COLLEGES. WELSH SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES. The result of the Queen's scholarship examination of England And Wales has just been published. The fallowing were the candidates from Wales who were successful in the examination, and are thus qualified to enter a training college, and for the office of teacher under Articles 50 and 52. .Code of 1894. The appended list also shows, first, the training college a candidate wishes to enter, and secondly, where examined:- MH"TVFirst Clas8-~ Llewellyn John (H), Cardiff Day, Swansea; J. Rees, Cardiff Day Swansea; D. W. Davies, Aberystwyth Day' Swansea; Evan Davies, Borough-road, Swansea- G. Jones, Aberystwyth Day, Swansea; William Howells, Aberystwyth Day, Swansea. SECOND CLASS.—J. Jenkins, Aberystwyth Day. Swan-ea; Ernest H. Harris, Aberystwyth Day, Swansea; John Joues, Bangor, Swansea; John Higgs, Aberystwyth Day, Swansea; R. i). Morgan, Cardiff Day, Swansea; W. E. Thomas. Aberystwyth Day, Swansea; Thomas S. Jones, Carmarthen, Swansea; A. E. Jackson, Bangor, Swansea; Thomas Jenkins, Bangor, Swansea; John W. Richards, Bangor, Swansea John P. Morgan. Aberystwyth Day, Swansea; Thomas Moiris, Bangor, Swansea: D. M. Williams, Bangor, Swansea John Clement, Swansea; David John, Aberystwyth Day, Swansea; John Mort, Aberystwyth Day, Swansea; William D. Lewis, Bangor, Swansea; D. J. WiLiams, CardifF go Day, Swansea. THIRD CLASS.—Morris Williams Cardiff Day, Swansea; David J. Lewis, Cardiff Day, Swansea; John Jenkins, Swansea; O. E. Pnillips. Swansea: Lawrence H. Lewis, Swansea Thomas J. Davies, Swansea; R. L. Williams, Swansea; H. C. Gibson. Swansea; W. Richards, Cardiff Day, Swansea; R. G Jone
r:==. DEATH OF SIR JOHN WILLIAMS'S MOTHEE. -On Saturday la.-fc, the death took place at Talard LHuoilo, the r--siden;!e of her brother, Mr. Nat."n'el Williams, of Mrs. Williams, mother (If Sir John William., London. The old lady had up t) a short time pr;or to her death, always enjoyed robu-t bealtli. and her dem se was due to the infirmities of oldajje. From a return relating to the sea fisheries of the United Kingdom, and based on sta'istics which the Board of Trade his collecfcd month by month since 1885, it appsrs that the numi erof men and boys engaged c instantly in tl is industry through- out the United Kingdom I as increased within the past five years from 72,352 to 83.466. So far as EngJand and Wales a e c ncerned the numbers remain almost the same year after year, and in Scotland there ha* only been an increase of be- tween two and three tbou.and since 1889, but in Ireland the number constantly employed have nearly doubled within that time. LANTIR14 LECTURE AT TIRDEUNAW. The second annual lantern lecture of the Tirdeunaw Evening Schools took place one evening last week before a crowded audience, Mr. E. Rce Daniel being in the chair. Tne lecturer, Mr. H. R. Wakefield, chose as his subject Star-land." Mr. Wakefield's reputation as a lecturer did not suffer on the present occasion. The lecturer was aided by a magnificent lantern, valued at 40 guineas, and the beautiful dissolving views illus- trated the abstruse though fascinating subject of astronomy in a manner which left nothing to be esired. The Evening School choir, under the coaductorship of Mr. T. H. Evans, head teacher, rendered a very pleasing selection of four part glees at intervals during the proceedings, Miss H. Watts being the soloist. A pleasing feature of tlie evening s entertainment were the lantern views of familiar faces, which keluded the late Lord Swansea, Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn, Bart., H.M. Inspectors, chairman and members of the Swansea School Board, the Tirdeunaw School manager*, ano th* staff of the Tirdeunaw School manager*, anci the staff of the evening school.