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SOUTH WALES TIDE TABLE. i S m a I s « a s 2 "a 2 > A 3 S3 Hi? O D t w fr, B FrirtT.- l Morning. | 3 59 2 50 3 44 2 59 3 1 Evening. 4 27 3 )6 4 10 3 26 3 28 f Height, 29 3 27 4 29 9 29 10 19 8 Satur- (Morning. 4 52 3 41 4 35 3 51 3 53 day -'Evening. 5 17 4 7 5 1 4 15 4 19 May 27 (Height. 30 7 28 5 31 1 30 8 20 9 ( Morning. 5 38 4~2S 5 23 4 38 4~41 \r'' rpJ Evening. 5 58 4 51 5 45 5 0 5 3 May <18 j Height 31 7 29 0 32 1 31 4 21 7 Mondav ( n,nK- 6 17 5 12 6 6 5 21 \rl!' m Evpning 6 36 5 32 6 26 5 42 5 43 & ) Height 32 0 29 3 32 6 31 8 22 0 Tn'sdiv ( Morning. fi57'5 52 ~6 46 6 1 ~J~5 Ei ening. 7 16 6 12 7 6 6 18 6 22 y j Height 32 5 29 3 32 11 31 9 22 1 Wednes ( Morning. 7 33 I 6 30 j 7 24 6 35 6 44 day, Evening. 7 50 6 47 7 41 6 52 6 57 May 31 (Height 32 5 29 2 32 11 31 10 21 11 Tburs- i M7irni7ig.T. I 8 7~7 4 I 7~58 'TuT day, Evening. 8 23 7 21 8 15 7 28 — Jnne 1 I Height 32 3 29 0 32 9 31 7 *Roath Basin tEast. Dock Sill JAlexanrlra Dock kdock Sill.
BAROMETRICAL INDICATIONS. Appended is a chart, of the barometrical readings for the 48 hours ended Thursday midnight, as registered at the Western Mail Ofiice, Cardiff. The instrument is 33ft. above sea level. WEDNESDAY. Tll D A Y. la.m. Soon. Midn't 1 a.m. Soon. Midri't.. 30-5 '1- •I ™. i' 300 o I ;—m_i nrzzjizr:— 7 6 29-5 mmammmmm I
WEATHER FORECAST. YESTERDAY'S FORECAST. YESTERDAY'S WEATHER. North-westerly or northerly Westerly breezes, mode- winds, light; line gene- | rate fine. rally warmer. I The forecast, of the weather throughout the West of England and South Wales for to-day (Friday) is as follows :— Westerly and north-westerly winds, light or moderate fair generally.
LLANDAFF CATHEDRAL SERVICES. Friday, May 26.—Gibbons in F; hymn 210. Saturday, May Zl.—Garrett in E flat; anthem 'Whatever is Born of God" (Oakeley).
RAINFALL. m I Rainfall registered at Tredelerch, near .Cardiff, for the 24 hours ended 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 16. 0'40 Wednesday, May 17 0-60 Thursday, MayT8 0-5 Friday, May 19 0'24 Saturday, May 20 ———
NOTES. By OBSERVER." CARDIFF, FRIDAY MORNING. Mr. Storrie's recent observation of a solar halo has just been repeated by a friend of mine at Llanelly, who writes me as follows:—"I thought it might interest you to know that I saw a solar halo, with two mock suns, this morning (the 25th). I was taking a walk with my father, and we were both much struck with its beauty. It was complete, and appeared similar to sketch. The light at the heavy parts was intense, and caused us pain to look at it. The two suns were also very brilliant. I wonder if it was seen your way or elsewhere ?" Anything but an early riser myself, I must refer the last question to my readers. Sir,—Every lover of the picturesque must feel pained at the ruthless treatment to which the ornamental trees in our thoroughfares are often submitted, bark being stripped off and other injuries done which must certainly tend to hasten their extinction. These outrages are a disgrace to a civilised community, and should be put down with the utmost severity. I think it would be well if our respected head-constable issued special instructions in regard to this matter. The public, also, could render great assistance by reporting immediately anyilag- rant case of mutilation, with a view to tracing thoperpetrat.ors and securing their conviction. —I am, <fcc., OBSERVER. Cardiff, May 20. I can fully corroborate the remarks n? my namesake and share hia feelings of sorrow and disgust. The last few days I have seen more than one attack made by lads and louts on available greenery. An appeal is made in the above letter to the police. I should heartily join in it but that I feel the force is already being cruelly and needlessly overworked by endeavouring to secure the administration of the Sunday Closing Act. If townspeople, as the correspondent suggests, would only inte- rest themselves in the protection of one another and of their own and other people's property in general, the annoyance would speedily cease. The entrance to the fields leading to Llan- daff » needs a little official surveillance. Every evening groups of young men and women collect at the iron wicket gate and indulge in insulting and obscene expressions. As this part is much frequented by ladies and others it surely demands that an evil like this should be put a stop to with a high hand. It is no trifling matter, but, on the other hand, a disgrace to Cardiff. A private clothes detec- tive and a smart prosecution or two would have a beneficial result. Complaints reach me of boys playing cricket in the streets. The latest wail is from an in- dignant householder at Roath. These games are, however, by no means confined to Roath, or, indeed; to any other particular part of Cardiff. At one time of the year it is football, at another cricket, and all the time people's windows are in imminent danger. As parks and grounds are provided for athletics, and there are also back gardens and lanes, it is too bad that children should annoy the public in this way. But, as I said before, I don't say anything of the police, who are far too busy about this whimsical Sunday Closing Act and its varied results to add anything to their pre- sent duties. It will be a decided boon when the public find themselves able to travel between Cardiff and Barry without change. The inter-commu- nication between the towns is rapidly in- creasing, and with it the annoyance that springs from the present arrangement. The Great Western Railway moves slowly, but we must hope for the best, and that before long a change will be introduced which will be very grateful to a patient and long suffering public. My comment on the general sobriety that prevailed during the holidays receives corro- boration from a Newport paper, which has been analysing a big batch of drunks that came before its court this week. How far," it says, these cases were the outcome of holi- day-keeping it would be difficult to determine, but the fact is noticeable that with about one exception the offences were not committed on Bank Holiday itself. Saturday and Tuesday provided the cases, and they were wet days, and Whit-Monday was line. Therein is the aceret of the jnatter, for a wet holiday assu- redly is followed by a full police-court. .c Most men (continues the paper) do not drink intoxicants because they are thirsty, or continue drinking through love of liquor and hankering after drunkenness; but out of good fellowship they are apt to make fools of them- selves, and when out-door holiday amusements become impossible through stress of weather the number of such fools is increased by those who join them for the sake of shelter. What is wanted is some strong counter-a.ttractiou to the public-house on a wet holiday." Stay-at-homes have little idea how those in foreign lands yearn for news from friends in the old country. Especially is this the case with our soldiers. I have been just looking over the second number of the Men of Har- lech, the organ of the men of the Welsh Regiment. This little paper, to which I referred some time ago, is pub- lished in the Deccan, and the follow- ing is one of its editorial paragraphs: — We hope that it will not be long before some of our readers at Malta. and Cardiff will enable us to chronicle their sayings and doings by send- ing us news of themselves. A monthly letter will contain a great deal that is safe to be of interest to all of us. Officers, N.C. officers, and men of the 1st Battalfbn, and those at the depdt are earnestly requested to communicate with us. We shall be glad, too, if some energetic N.C. officer or man will act as our agent at each place for the sake of the paper, to invite subscribers and contributors to worry everyone all round in a pleasant sort of way." I quote this that it may meet the eye of local friends of our brave fellows in India. Speaking of India suggests opium, about which the Hospital has some very sensible re- marks that are well worthy insertion :—It is always difficult to separate customs from their abuses, and in our judging of them we are apt to let our minds be over-biassed by the carry- ing to excess of what may be in itself a harm- less thing. And so it certainly is with regard to the opium question in India. With the bare < mention of the drug our mind files to such, haunts as have received graphic descriptions at the hands of more than one popular novelist of the day. In India, indeed, opium dens exist less in fact than in fiction; English agitators, in this respect have let their philanthropy carry them away in a curiously exaggerated,, manner. Opium smoking and opium dens only have the same relation to one another that the ordinary consumer of a daily glass of claret at dinner bears to the habitual lounger in a public-house. As taken in India opium is not indulged in in any large quantities, neither is it so harmful as our every day alcoholic stimu- lants are to us. Indeed, Sir George Birdwood affirms that the evil of the Indian habit is-less injurious than that of our European one; whilst, on the same authority, we are told that opium is actually beneficial to the native population it is a certain and effectual preventive to malarial fever, and stops all craving for stimulants. The Chinese habit cannot be defended in the same manner for its moderation as the Indian can but there, again; it is the abuse and not the thing itself which is at fault. Referring to the fact that Mr. Lewis Morris has been commanded to write the official epithalamium on the occasion of the approach- ing Royal wedding, Land and Water expresses the opinion that Mr. Morris's appointment as Laureate will, no doubt, be among the wedding announcements. The fair sex in Carmarthen seem to be taking to the weed." Two Carmarthen young ladies (it would be unpolite to say St. Peter's girls) were seen at Llanstephan on Monday enjoying their cigarettes. After all we must not be too severe. Although they smoked cigarettes it does not follow that they smoked tobacco. Those who have had experience in the matter will appreciate the distinction, A matter that presses home to some people very closely these days is the absence of ade- quate ventilation in many of our shops and offices. If a tour of inspection were made it would be found that some of these are little better than death traps. Fresh air is cheap, and, therefore, not valued. If it were sold at a guinea a box doubtless there would be a run after it. The first of a series of skating competitions will be held this evening on the ring of Stoll's Panopticon.
COLLIERY WARNING. After a brief interval of comparatively low atmospheric pressure, our coalfields are again covered by an extensive system of high baro- meter readings, which during the past two days has been spreading steadily over" the country, accompanied by increasing warmth and dryness. These conditions influence gas, ventilation, and dasfc, and minei's must consequently pay close attention to any indications of danger.
The Press Party for Chicago, HOMEWARD BOUND. Life on Board a White Star Liner. REFLECTIONS ON THE VOYAGE. Advice to Intending Visitors to America. R.M.S. Majestic, 3.30 p.m., Monday, 22nd May, 1893. Before this time to-morrow we expect to be in Queenstown, where the mails will be taken ashore and despatched to their destination as fast as steam can carry them. Included in the bags will be this letter, which ought to reach you on Wednesday morning, by the second post at latest. As soon as we reach Queenstown I shall "wire" our arrival.The voyage from Queens- town to Liverpool will occupy about twelve hours. We shall, therefore, sleep on board on Tuesday night, land in Liverpool early on Wednesday morning, and proceed to Cardiff by the twelve o'clock train, arriving HOME about half-past five o'clock the same evening. Up to the present we have had a most pleasant and prosperous voyage. But, nevertheless, I have suffered as usual, and spent the time; up till Sunday night in practical retirement. Fortunately, I have been accommodated with a cabin to myself, where I have communed with my own woes and the ship's steward without taxing the sympathy or exciting the contempt of my fellow-passengers. The following extract j from my diary speaks more eloquently than any description of which I am capable:— May 16, Tuesday.—Dined at Delmonico's. Embarked s.s. Majestic twelve midnight. May 17, Wednesday.—Majestic sailed seven a.m. Breakfast 8.30. Lunch 1.30. No dinner. May 18, Thursday.—No breakfast. No lunch. Dinner seven o'clock. Very ill afterwards. May 19, Friday.—No breakfast. No lunch. No dinner. May 20, Saturday.—No breakfast. No lunch. Dinner Hurrah 1 Since Saturday I have taken my meals regu- larly, found my sea legs, am in the very best of health and spirits, feel, indeed, capable of commanding the Channel Squadron, and generally am having a very good time. LIFE ON BOARD THE MAJESTIC. And here I will take the opportunity or ex- pressing my opinion of the White Star Line generally and the s.s. Majestic in particular. So far as I have been able to gather from my fellow passengers who are acquainted with the other boats owned by this line, arrangements in all of them are made, regardless ot)expense or trouble, to meet the comfort and;convenience of the whole body of passengers.. The appointments in this vessel, for instance, are superb, and the table is supplied with every luxury. But what has struck me more than anything else is the plenitude of skilful and willing service at the command of every passenger. When your bedroom steward calls you in the morning he places within your reach a glass of ice-water and a plate of peeled and quartered oranges and grape fruit. If you wish it, you can have tea or coffee or chocolate served before you rise. Your boots and clothes are brushed for you, your bath is filled with salt water at the exact temperature you desire, and hot water is supplied for shaving just as it would be in the best hotel in London. If you are ill, your steward visits you periodically, suggests the services of the ship's surgeon, cheers you up with the hope of being better in a few hours, offers you every delicacy in the ship's larders, helps you to dress, and encourages you to get on deck for a mouthful of fresh air. When you are on deck the deck steward bestows you in a sheltered spot, brings you your meals day after day if you feel unable to go below, and, however many the calls upon his attention, is ever bright, cheerful, and alert. And so also with the dining-room steward. Quickly he learns your little peculiarities, and ministers to them as if he had waited on you for years. If there be any dish not on the menu that strikes your fancy, he will order it off the c11M, whether it be a devilled lobster —he must be divided down the middle before boiling, and be grilled over a clear fire, and served with appropriate season- ing, not forgetting red pepper, when he is not to be despised — or a spatcb-coek, or a steak and kidney pie. But it is idle to enumerate the attention and cleanliness and admirable service which characterise all the arrangements of this beautiful floating palace, which, as I write, is throbbing with a ceaseless energy that is driving her homewards at the rate of over twenty miles an hour. JOURNALISTS IX CLOVER. Just before I commenced this letter I assisted at a very interesting function. It con- sisted in the presentation of a silver bowl (pur- chased at the famous New York silversmith's, Tiffany) to Chris. Leng, one of our fellow travellers, and son of Sir William Leng, of the Sheffield Telegraph. It was to young Mr. Leng that we were indebted for the sug- gestion that led to our journalistic tour, and he it was who made all the arrange- ments with the railway and steamboat com- panies and the hotel proprietors. By all these great corporations we have been treated with generous consideration. The railways have I franked 1,,8 for thousands of miles, the steam- ship company has made us most liberal conces- sions, and the proprietors of the Fifth-avenue Hotel in New York, entirely unasked, placed us upon a. reduced tariff, whilst at the same time paying extra attention to our requirements. As representatives of the English provincial press, we must always feel grateful to the Pennsylvania Railroad Company and to the Canadian and Pacific Company for their liberal treatment. We have, indeed, an invitation from the latter company to re-visit the States, when they proffer to transport us free of cost from the Atlantic to the Pacific shores. It will be the ambition of my life to avail myself of that invitation. ADYICE TO INTENDING VOYAGERS. Doubtless, some of our South Wales friends will pluck up courage and run across to Chicago before the exhibition closes. If they do so they will never regret the journey to their life's end. Crossing and re-crossing the Atlantic will do them more good than a fortnight at the seaside. If they are pretty good sailors, it will be an experience full of novelty and charm. And then the enlargement of view—the widen- ing of their knowledge of men and things which will follow even a short residence in the States. But there are certain warnings which ought to be given, some of a general and philosophical and others of a special and practical nature. As regards the first, bear this in mind, you will lose much of the pleasure which other- wise would be derived from a trip to the United States if you cannot cultivate a spirit of adaptability. If you are intolerant of any change in your mode of life or inter- ference with your usual habits and customs— if you cannot do in America as the Americans do—then stay at home. One of our party—I will name no names nor indicate his identity more closely than by saying he was not a Welshman—made himself odious to everyone with whom he came in contact by grumbling his way along three thousand miles of American territory. The worst reproof he received was from a Yankee baggage- master, who, after much provocation, exclaimed, Say, mister, if you think so badly of us and our ways why in thunder did you come over ? I guess no one invited you." The English visitor will encounter many things that will grate upon his susceptibilities. If wise he will keep a smiling face and, like every mannerly guest, conform to the rules of the house. AVOID OMNIBUSES. The American system of hackney carriages and omnibuses is costly and abomi- nable. Ten of us had a 'bus to convey our luggage and < ourselves from the wharf to the hotel in New York, a distance of barely two miles. The charge was three pounds. A similar service by a railway omnibus in London would have cost seven and sixpence. But no American in New York would have chartered a 'bus. He would have given his luggage at the wharf to an Express agent, re- ceiving in return a brass check. He would then have taken a ear or the elevated railroad, and he and his luggage would have arrived at his destination as quickly as we did, and the cost would have been a shilling for his port- manteau and 2td. for his ear fare. The cost of sending a piece of luggage, big or little, from any hotel or residence to any station in the same town is a quarter," or twenty-five cents. As a. result of this uniform charge, the native American takes care to travel with as few pieces of luggage as possible. Hence the enormous size of the American trunk, One of
Landlord versus Tenant. Farmer Evans gets in a telling blow on Lord Windsor. our party carried with him two small port- manteaux, a hat-box, a dressing-case, and a bundle of rugs and sticks. At Albany the hotel is on one side of the street and the rail- way station on the other. We instructed the hotel porter to send our things across. You can imagine the feelings of the gentle- man with the five packages on being called upon by the Express baggage- man for five" quarters" (Angli.ce, five shillings) for a service which an hotel porter in England would have cheerfully rendered for a shilling. The remedy for this is, not to grumble at the system, but to get a big trunk and carry fewer packages. If you want to travel economically in the United States you should have one large trunk, a.nd no other impedimenta which you cannot carry con- veniently in your hand. That being arranged, the whole. American system of Baggage Express is simple, economical, and convenient. NO PERSONAL SERVICE. In America, too, one must learn to do with- out the personal service which is so freely ren- dered in England. On arrival at a station there are no willing porters to help you to dis- mount and assist in taking your wraps and packages from the carriage. If you cannot afford to travel with a valet you must do this for yourself. The conductor, and every ser- vant of the railway considers himself as good a man as you are. He is paid for1 certain work, and he does it. He is not paid to act as body servant to the passengers. On a footing of perfect equality he will make himself agreeable to you, give you information and assist you in any way in his power. W; had an example of this perfect sense o equality which exists amongst all classes t. night or two before we left New York. Some of ns were dining at the Fifth-avenue. The talk turned upon the American newspapers. One of the party said that in his opinion the only decent papers published in New York were the Tribune and the Nevj York Times. "The Tribune is a Republican paper, isn't it ?" I asked. For a moment he hesitated to reply. "Why, cer- tainly," interposed the waiter, wrho was hand- ing me a salad at the moment Horace Greeley's paper, don't you know ? But give me the New York World. There's a live paper for you if you like." And he passed the salad to the next man, and he was so brisk and cheerful and so unaffectedly pleased at having been able to give some honoured guests of the house first-hand infor- mation on a subject in which they were inte- rested. and there was such an utter absence of disrespect either in voice or manner, that, by Jove, we accepted his journalistic criticism in the exact spirit in which it was tendered, and the dinner passed off most happily and nobody fainted, nor did the floor open and swallow either the waiter or any one of the guests. But just think what would have happened if an English waiter had taken such a liberty. Nay, I won't harrow the feelings of my English friends by any such suggestion. TAKE FEW CLOTHES. One mistake all of us have made has been to bring over far too many clothes. It is certainly not necessary to carry more clothes than one would take for a fortnight's visit to London or the seaside. The arrangements for washing linen at the American hotels are as nearly perfect as they can be. Clothes given out over night are returned beauti- fully washed the next evening. On the voyage a pair of deck shoes and a cap are useful, also a thick coat and a rug. In addition to one big trunk, a cabin trunk not exceeding 14in. in depth is convenient. The big trunk should contain nothing required on the Aroyage, and should be consigned to the hold. The state-room or cabin trunk will accommodate what is required on the voyage. The cabin trunk can be stored at New York until required for the return voyage, and need not be carted all over the country. In some of the hotels it is not customary for the hotel servants to clean the boots of the guests. Don't go into hysterics on this account. Put your dirty boots on and go down to the hall, and you will find a plat- form and an armchair and an excellent boot- black, who, for ten cents, will brush your clothes and shine your boots, whilst you look at your newspaper. There is no real hardship or discomfort in this proceeding. A DIINNER AT DELMOISITO'O'S. Before I conclude I must tell you about my dinner at Delmonico's. Delmonieo is the swell restaurateur of New York. It was rather unfortunate that I had invited Fred Sidney to spend the last night with me, because, after I had made my appointment with him, Sir Morgan Morgan, his brother—the colonel—and myself were invited to dine with Mr. T. L. James, the ex-Post- master-General of the United States, at the Union League Club. Amongst the guests were one of the Vanderbilts, the Rev. Parker Morgan, formerly curate of St. Mary's, Cardiff, now rec- tor of a swell church in New York, and some other social and financial personages. T. L. James is the president of a great American bank. He still remembers warmly the recep- tion he got when he was in Cardiff two or three years ago, and Sir Morgan says he did me the compliment to mention his interview with me and my partner, Mr. Daniel Owen, at the Western Mail Office, and to express disappointment that I was not able to be one of his guests. Nay, he threatened that when next he was in St. Mary- street, Cardiff, he would pass the Western Mail Office by without calling. But I have no fear of that, for our distinguished countryman knows that there arc warm Welsh hearts knows that there are warm Welsh hearts beating in the office of the Welsh Tory news- paper who are proud of him and his achieve- ments, and he would never allow my misfortune in being unable to attend his dinner to stand in the way of his renewing an acquain- tanceship which, though brief, has been very agreeable on both sides. That it was a misfortune and disappointment not to be present at Mr. James's dinner Sir Morgan and Colonel Morgap are never tired of assuring me. Not only were the floral decora- tions and the cuisine and the wines the very I best that the Empire City could afford, but the conversation was bright, sparkling, even in- structive. Not that I did not dine very well at Delmonico's. You will see from the enclosed bill of fare that there is ample choice of viands, j and the price charged for each di$h is sufficient .d" to ensure the best of materials and the most artistic cookery. Here is the menu DINNER. Tuesday, May 16, 1893. Clams 25 Oysters 25 SOUPS. Consomme, Dubarry 40 Gluten 35 Benoiton 40 Bisque of crabs, Oriental style 50 Cream of artichokes, croutons souffles 50 Julienne 35 Split pea puree 55 Croute au pot 40 Petites marmites 60 Chicken gombo 60 Strained chicken gombo 80 SI OK DISHES. Radishes 20 Olives 25 Caviar 40 Tuny 35 r Sardines 35 Bitter sweet pickles 15 Lyon sausage 35 Chutoev 15 Anchovies on toast 40 Mortadella 50 Stuffed olives 35 Gherkins 15 Mackerel in oil 50. HOT Attereaux of turkey, Modern 1.00 FISH. Boiled striped bass 40 Fried weakfish 40 Biacklish, Aromatic 60 Porgy, Aurore 65 Fried soft-shell crabs 75 Spanish mackerel, tomato sauce 60 Codfish, Intendant 80 Baked sheepshead 90 I' Flounder, St. Vallier 35 KEMOVKS. Roast sirloin of beef, cabbage in butter 75 Saddle of mutton with asparagus tips 1.25 Duck, Provençale 1.25 EXTHEES. Slices of lamb, Marotte 70 Breast of Chicken. Bearnaise 1.25 Squab with peas, 1.25 Scalloped sweet-bread 1.25 Noisettes fillet of beef, Rossini 1.75 Vol-au-vent, Aquitaine 1.75 Broiled fresh mushrooms on toast \.25 ROAST. Mutton 50 Beef 60 Loin of spring lamb, mint sauce 70 Reed birds 1.00 Squab 80 English partridge 1.00 Chicken 2.00 Tame duck 2.00 C'OTJD. Boned, turkey 75 Brook trout, tartar sauce 1.00 Terriue de foie grns 1.00 Chicken, mayonnaise 1.25 S AT,AOS Lettuce 50 Watercresses 40 Chiccory 50 Cucumber 60 Roman 50 Macedoi'e60 liscaroleoO Tomato 60 Italian 1.00 Corn 50 VERETABT.KS. Onions, Hollandaise sauce 35 Parsnips, white sauce 40 Potatoes, Pont-neuf 30 Parisian 30 Hashed and baked, cream 30 Sautees 30 New Potatoes 20 Stewed 30 Anna 30 Sueeofnsh 35 New stringbeans 50 Cardoons 60 Cepes 1.00 Flageolet beans 50French peas 50 Risotto 40 Stuffed egg plant, 75 NeAv Stewed tomatoes 30 Fried egg plant 40 Spaghetti, Neapolitan 50 Preserved asparagus 60 Macaroni, ItAlian or Parisian 40 I Asparagus tips60 French strimjbeans 50 New peas 70 Lima beans 50 Corn 40 Cauliflower 60 MacSdoine 50 Sweet peppers 50 Spinach 40 New asparagus 60 Preserved artichoke bottom 1.00 ENTREMETS. HOT Ponding souffle with almonds 40 Croqhetts, Trimalcion 30 COLD Roiled waffles, strawberry cream 30 Charlotte Russe 30 Cream meringue 30 Custard 30 Cherry pie 25 Renaissance pudding 40 I' Madeira jelly 30 DESSERT. T FAXCY CREAMS Rosa Bonheur 35 Basket of strawberries, maraschino 50 Banana 30 I Ice cream meringue 35 Nesselrode 40 Neapolitan 30 Ptombiere of marroons 40 Biscuit glace 25 Tutti-frutti 35 Tortoni 40 Ice cream charlotte 35 CREAMS Strawberrv 30 Vanilla 30 Coffee 30 Chocolate 30 Pistachio 30 WATER ICES Lemon 30 Orange 30 Pine-apple 30 Raspberry 30 SORBET Kirsch 40 Maraschino 40 Rum 40 Lalla Rookh 40 Fine champagne 40 Preserved cherries, strawberries, green gages, apricots, or mirabelles 35 Assorted and fancy cakes 25 Marmalade, jam, jelly. Dundee, apricots, strawberries, currants, peaches, ginger, or Guava30 Bar-le-Due 40 Stewed prunes 30 Preserved pine apple, quinces, peaches, or pears 30 Nuts and raisins 25 Cream Cevenole 30 Brandy pears, figs, green gages, cherries, or penclies 40 FRESH FRUIT Oranges 25 Apples 20 Banana 20 Pears 40 Grapes 30 Strawberries 50, wit,h cream 60 CHEESE: Roquefort 30 Strachino30 Stilton 30 Brie 30 fTruyere25 Bondon 40 Chester 30 Gervais 30' Port Snlut 25 Edam 30 Gorgonrola 30 Camembcrt 40 French coffee 15 Turkish coffee 20 In considering the above prices it must be borne in mind that in nearly every instance one portion is sufficient for two perRons. The wines were excellent and moderate in price, the food equal, in my opinion, to that supplied at the Savoy Hotel Restaurant, which, I think you will agree with me, is as good a,s artythingto be obtained in London. Butthe style of serving and the guests were alike disappoint- ing. Many eminent persons or sons of eminent persons were pointed out to me. But the im- pression produced on my mind was distinctly that of an English provincial restaurant. Even the eminent persons were not distinguished looking in appearance-indeed, it is not too much to say that, despite the costliness of the entertainment, the whole gathering was com- mon and plebeian. TTIE VOYAGE HOME. On board the Majestic we have got a pretty full complement of passengers, including a duchess (her Grace of Buckingham), an earl (of Dysart), and other notabilities. Amongst our fellow-passengers are quite a number who hail from or are connected with South Wales. The eldest son of Sir William Thomas Lewis—he who contested East Glamorgan at the last election—and his two sisters are in the Majestic, on their way home from an extended tour through Japan, North and South Australia, and New Zealand. They have passed through America via San Francisco and Chicago. In their company are a son and daughter of Mr. Richard Evans, the manager of Bolckow, Vaughan, and Co.'s great works at Middles- borough. On board the ship, too, are Mr. and Mrs. Hamlen-Williams and Mrs. Williams's two sisters, who also have been to the Chicago Exhibition. Their journey has been extended west to Cincinnati, and south to Kentucky and Kansas. Hamlen-Williams's description of the country through which he has passed and the sights that he has seen, and especially the great horse-breeding establishments that he has visited, is graphic and vivid. I am tempted I to re-produce some of his observations here. But that would be doing Morien an ill turn. Morien," the self constituted bard of the Hamlen-Williams family, will obtain material enough from the young squire and his bride to write a new Odyssey, compared with which Homer's story will be deemed prosaic and uninteresting. Fred Winby also is with us. Very much with us. Need I say-no, certainly not to those who know him—how his genial, breezy personality pervades the whole vessel. His ostensible business at Chicago has been to exhibit the most powerful locomotive in the world, built to his own design. According to the in- ventor, the principle on which this locomotive has been constructed will entirely I revolutionise the railway engines of the future. Already a majority of the male passengers on board the Majestic have had the engine explained to them, and at a charity entertain- ment that is being given ift the saloon to-night Winby offered as his contribution to give a lecture on the subject but the proposal did not meet with that support which I should have expected, and it was accordingly negatived greatly to Winby's disappointment. Dc you think they'd rather hear me describe my aerial machine ?" he eagerly inquired. I mentioned the matter to one or two of the committee. They fled, howling. Winby agrees with me that they are an ignorant, unscientific lot." Winby was always an amusing companion. His stories now. of his exploits in Africa, where he has a railway contract of over £ 5.000,000, are even more romantic than those of old, and we are indebted to him for many an hour's amusement and much hearty laughter. CONCLUSION. As the shores of England draw nigh our hearts begin to yearn for home once more. It will be seven weeks to-morrow since we left Cardiff. And in the meantime, though we have had but a glimpse of the New World, we have gained an impression of the vastness of Nature and the mightiness of the English- speaking race which by no other means could have been acquired. To my poor thinking, the welfare of humanity lies in the direction of American development, combined with a closer bond of union amongst all the English- speaking people of the world.
STRANGE CONDUCT OF A PENARTH MAN. Alleged Sixth Attempt at Suicide. At Newcastle (Mon.) Petty-sessions on Thurs- day Alfred George Tygate, Penarth, signalman, was brought up in custody charged with attempting to commit suicide by hanging himself at Newcastle on the 19th inst.- Prisoner was found in an unconscious state lying on the roadside at Newcastle, with a brace and a part of a handkerchief tied tightly round his neck, a portion of the brace being found attached to the oak tree under which he was lying. Prisoner, when he recovered conscious- ness, said that he was better dead than alive, and that a bullet had better be put through his head. It is alleged that lie has made five previous attempts on his life and had been con- victed, including a term of three mouths' imprisonment at the Gloucestershire Assizes. He had only been discharged by the prison authori- ties, who had taken a railway ticket for him to Cardiff, when he proceeded to Newport. He had not any money and was out of work when he travelled the road and made the present attempt on his life. Prisoner, who is a natiye of Gla- morganshire, and had been employed on the Taff Vale Railway, was committed to take his trial at the next Monmouthshire Quarter Sessions, on the 28th of June.
THE ROYAL BETROTHAL. Present from the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland. The Honourable Edith Campbell, as one of the committee for the present from the girls of Great Britain and Ireland to her Serene High- ness Princess Victoria of Teck, on herapproach- ing marriage to his Royal Highness the Duke of York, ventures to ask if tne girls of South i Wales of all classes would kindly assist her by sending contributions themselves and collecting among their friends. Any sum, from Id. to :E5, will be welcome, sent in not later than the 17th of June. The names will be put down, but not the amount of each individual contribution. ) She will gladly receive any subscriptions at 7, Prince's-gardens, London, S.W. )
Social and Personal. > One of Lord Salisbury's treasures at Hatfield House is a large quill pen. It is pointed out to visitors as the identical one with which the Earl of Beaconsfield appended his signature to the famous Berlin Treaty. Lord and Lady Wimborne on Thursday cele- brated their silver wedding at Canford Manor, Dorset. Tuesday was the 271st birthday of the British Presf, the first authentic English newspaper, so far as is now known, it having been issued on May 23, 1662. Its title was the Weekly Neivsfrom /!<)/, GemwJ/Y, &c., and it was printed in London by J. D., for Nicholas Bourne and Thomas Archer. An original portrait of Oliver Cromwell, on copper, by Troutbeck, the Flemish artist," is said to be in the possession of Thomas de Leon, of Mobile, Alabama. It was left him by Dr. Thomas Cooper, his godfather, and the tradition is that Dr. Cooper, who was president of the South Carolina College, bought it in London at the end of the last century from the Hertford collection. At Sotheby's Rooms, London, on Wednesday, £ 8 was paid for a long and important letter from Gordon, which referred to Chinese affairs and also to the proposal to cut a canal through Palestine, dated from Jaffa, August 14, 1883, For E7 a long and interesting letter on the Chinese opium trade was knocked down. A letter dated from Havre, May, 1881, suggesting that England and France have agreed as to Egypt and Tunis, fetched £1 10s. and an im- portant letter, written when Gordon was arrang- ing to go to the Congo for the King of the Belgians—an expedition which his sudden recall by the English Government to go to Khartoum prevented being carried out—realised £ 3. Seven postcards, signed, fetched an aggregate sum of £ 1 6s. £ 1 6s. Sir William Cusins, whose resignation of the RTR WM, n. eusisrs. post of Master of the Music to the Queen has just been announced, was born in London in 1833. Sir William (says the Daily Graphic), on whom the honour of knighthood was con- ferred last year, has composed several impor- tant works, including a symphony, a pianoforte concerto, and an oratorio entitled "Gideon," as well as numerous minor pieces. I We re-produce from the Djihj Graphic a por trait of Madame Eleo- nora DUM, the famous Italian artist, who made her first appearance in England at the Lyric Theatre, London, on Wednesday, in the play "Camine," an Italian version of the world- known Dame aux Camelias" of M. Alexan- dre Dumas fifc. Signora Duse is a woman some- what over 30, tall and graceful. She is not beautiful, though her face is a charming, oval, and full of fascination. Her voice is perhaps her MADAME E. DUSE. weakest feature. It is admirably "hnder control, fluent, and almost mystically expressive but it lacks sweetness, and has sometimes a rather metallic quality.
CARDIFF'S WATER SUPPLY. Reservoirs Still Lowering. A meeting of the waterworks" committee of the Cardiff Corporation was held at the Town- hall this morning under the presidency of Alder- man D. Jones. There were also' present:— Alderman D. Lewis, Alderman Sanders, Messrs. N. Rees, J. Comley, W. Crossman, B. John, A. Lewis, C. E. Waring, J. H. Cory, F. J. G. Cornish (committee-clerk), and C. H. Priestley (deputy waterworks' engineer). Mr. C. E. WARING called attention to the fact that the Llanishen Reservoir was still lowering, and asked whether the health committee had taken the hint as to watering the streets. The CHAIRMAN said the health committee were still taking water from the mains, but Mr. Woosey had told him that they had the appliances, and could get the water from other sources. The chairman of that committee had also assured him that this should be done. He thought they had better ask the health com- mittee to obtain their water from other sources than the mains. Alderman SANDERS said it was a much more serious matter now than it used to be, because the carts were larger and poured the water on to the streets in much more copious quantities. The CHAIRMAN said they had now eighteen water-carts, and on account of the number of hydrants they were able to take 25 loads a day. As each cart carried 450 gallons of water it meant that 200,000 gallons of water were used everygday for watering the streets. This was a serious item, in view of the fact that in spite of all they did the reservoir was still lowering. To-day there were 197,000,000 gallons of water in the reservoir, against 204,000,000 gallons last week. The local streams were running in, and they were also pumping at Ely. Mr. WARING said, as a matter of fact, the waterworks' committee was paying for pumping at Ely for the purpose of watering the streets. The CHAIRMAN said that was what it amounted to. He moved that they ask the health committee to obtain their water elsewhere. Mr. WARING seconded the proposition and it was carried. The meeting then terminated,*
;| DAY BY DAY. ————<,———— Welsh Crippling Bill is the latest for the measure called Suspensory. A six-legged pig and kittens without tails art some of the latest curiosities at Llanelly. Escapement from Drowning" is a heading in a local paper, which once prominently printed Ratherly Sudden Death." A couple of Welsh musicians—Mr. Ben Davies and Mr. W. H. Squire—assisted at a graduate's recital at Steinway's-hall, London, yesterday afternoon. i Look out for the Whistling Lion says a Newport paper. We presume the advertise- ment refers to the wrestling lion which is conv ing to the Uskside Empire next week, Say," said a gentleman at the Park Hotel yesterday, Whereabout in Cardiff is Pembroke Dock ? I sold a dog to a man some time ago, and being down here, I thought I would call on him." Farmers' sons in Neath Valley live at home till they are 30 or 4-0 years of age, because there is not sufficient profit on farming to maintain them apart. So Mr. John Jones told the Land Commission yesterday. A gentleman who paid a visit to Barry this week has just received a cheque from the Dowager Duchess of Sutherland from Holloway Prison in discharge of a debt, contracted before her grace's imprisonment, for bricks supplied. For the moment forgetting himself, Mr. Land Commissioner Griffiths yesterday dropped into Cymraeg in questioning a Welsh witness, and the interpreter, erring similarly, translated Mr. Griffiths's Welsh question into English. The witness was bewildered. Mr. Tom Ellis will become still more un- popular with his people when his Carnarvon speech is read. He said the only bit of Home Rule Wales is likely to receive for some time is the settlement of the Church question in ac- cordance with Welsh ideas. Yes but what of the pound-a-day patriots ? Are not they to be satisfied? Referring to The Alleged Assault on Miss Jenner,"Miss Jenner herself writes :—" Allow me to say that the last paragraph in the report of the above proceedings is not only misleading, but conveys a totally wrong impression. Com- parisons are odious, and flattery is out of place anywhere, and never indulged in by myself." A fact of interest in connection with the death of the Rev. R. D. Roberts, of Llwyn- hendy, is that an eccentric old lady member of his church expressed a strong wish that he should be buried alongside of her. Mr. Roberts had no objection, and so his grave adjoins that of Shan Bontfan. A Cardiganshire farmer and his wife were blessed with fourteen children, who are all alive and doing well. Church, medicine, and law are represented in the family, and sailors are in a fair proportion. A short while back every member of the family paid a. visit home, and one day they all turned out into the field to lend a hand." A telegram was sent to the House of Com mons to Mr. D. Randell the other day bearing these words, "Won case at Llandovery County- court to-day." According to the Llanelly GuaT- dian this is the form in which the message reached the bewildered M.P. :—" D. Randell, Gower Season. John case at Llandovery County-court to-day." Gold mining is waning in Carmarthenshire. In his report to the Home Office, Inspeetoi Robson says:—"The gold mine at Pump saint, at which some work had been done in 1890 and 1891, has been stopped, but whether temporarily or permanently I am unable to say, letters addressed to the company having been returned to me marked, Gone no address. Bangor continues to illustrate the difficulties of the joint education of young men and maiden is the comment offered by the Sf. James's Gazett on Miss Hughes's last letter to the Times, and then this follows :—" Bangor receives, we be lieve, a subsidy of some £4,000 a year from Par liament. In the mere material interests of colleges and professors themselves, it would ba well to satisfy the public with all speed of theii fitness to be supported by public money." The hollowness of the Welsh for the Welsh cry comes out in the action of the executive com. mittee of the Pontypridd Eisteddfod. In order to save a couple of shillings, they send their printing all the way to Leeds rather than have it done in the district, which has supplied tha committee with a guarantee fund of £7,000. Possibly the committee look to the Leeds papers to "boom "the event when it comes off. An indication of the publicity the committee are giving to the event is given in the fact that, last night, we received a letter from a South Wales Welshman asking when the National Eisteddfod is to be held this year. It is amusing to find our contemporary tripping in a matter of Scotch literature. In a notice of the death of Mr. R. Maxwell Witham, Kirkconnel on the Nith, in the county of Kirkcudbright, is referred to as the reputed scene of the old ballad," 0 wad I where Helen lies on fair Kirkconnel lea." Notso. The Kirkconnel lea of the ballad is in the county of Dumfries, on the banks of the Kirble, seventeen miles north of Carlisle and about Z7 miles from the seat of the Maxwells, the residence of the late Mr. Witham. All possibility of doubt a| to this bit of literary association is removed by the fact that a stone cross marks the spot where fair Helen was shot. More than the Catholics of Swansea will be j sorry to lose Canon Wilson from the town. In seventeen years a man makes many friends, and Canon Wilson has spent that much of time in Swansea, doing nothing but for the welfare ol his people and the good of the town. An out- spoken advocate of the voluntary principle, he was a commanding figure on the school board, and no one but he, perhaps, could have pegged away so pertinaciously to get his Dany- graig School recognised by the Government Department. It was a long and bitter struggle with the Nonconformist members of the board, but right came out on top at last. It almost looks as if the canon regards his work at Swan- sea done, for, having accomplished what looked at one time an impossible task, he now removes to Hereford. It is well to know the kind of fame one haa abroad. The paragraph that follows was cabled to the San Francisco Chronicle by its London correspondent:—" Cardiff has finally decided not to sit still and see other ports less advan- tageously situated monopolise the profitable American trade. It is proposed to form a har- bour trust connected with the corporation, pur- chase for the sum of about £7,000,000 the existing docks and harbours, and municipalise. The scheme includes the construction of new railways and docks, with a special view to attracting tho American passenger traffic. Cardiff is growing in wealth and population at a greater rate than any other town in the United Kingdom, but its energetic citizens are determined to accelerate speed with the avowed ultimate design of knock- ing out Liverpool. All the land in and around Cardiff is owned by three persons—the Marquess of Bute, Lord Windsor, and Lord Tredegar.' Fancy Cardiff councillors talking in the strain suggested by the phrase Knocking out Liver- pool." Those ministers and laymen who will attend the Wesleyan Conference at Cardiff in July are now virtually known, and an examination of the probable personnel of the conference enables experts (says the Star) to state with absolute confidence that Dr. Rigg will be succeeded in the presidency by the Rev. Henry J. Pope. This ecclesiastic, who has been ia the ministerial officc for 35 year?, is vir. tually uiiknown in London, having served only one Metropolitan triennium 30 years ago. For nearly twenty years he has been secretary of the chapel committee, which has its headquarters in Manchester, and has had a finger in every Wesleyan chapel building pio during that period. So far as the official side of the church is concerned, he is, therefore, one ol the best-known and the most influential of his brethren. He is a pleasant, thoughtful-looking man, with a well-trimmed greyish beard, whose one trial in life is the necessity of controlling enthusiastic spirits who desire to build expen- I give fanes without) counting the cost,