LOCAL AND GENERAL GOSSIP. The Bwllfa Dda transaction is still the topic of local conversation. On dit that an offer has been made to the Corporation to pay back the £2,020 on condition that the farm is given back as it was when taken over. But this the Corporation cannot afford to do. They must keep the land at all costs for the sake of the purity of the water supply. Meanwhile preparations are said to be going on for placing the matter before eminent counsel for legal opinion. Mr. Cousens Hardy, Q.C., or Sir Horace a vey, Q.C., is likely to be the counsel chosen. Un 1 expert opinion is obtained, it is idle to speculate as to what the Corporation should do. The question is, as we saId at the beginning, very much of a legal conun „ not appear clear whom the overpaid £ a y belongs to, and therefore it is argued it should go back to the Corporation exchequer, whence it was t,ken. >If< The members of the society of Friends in the South Wales district, true to their convictions, have presented a petition to Parliament, through Sir Hussey Vivian, against any increase in the naval armaments of the Empire. As the result of the great change which is just now taking place in local government-the substitution of the County Council for the old County authority, and the elevation of Swansea Borough into an administrative County—Swansea will this year lose the Government grant in aid of the Police, which amounts to something Ul der £ 2,000. But if we lose on one side, we gain more on the other side. There is good news to the effect that the large Landore Steel Works are about to be restarted. It will be re- membered that, at the sale recently in London, they were bought in by Mr. Werner Siemens. The old stock is being cleared off the premises, and it is said a new start is to be made at once. The old Landore Steel Works are also ex- pecred to come into full work shortly under the manage- ment or tierr iriau auu nerr monat, tor the manutacture ment or tierr iriau auu nerr monat, tor the manutacture of steel piping under the patent and proprietorship of the Ma une.stiiiiri Brothers. Tbe local copper works are now stated to be working double turns, as the result of the beneficial change following the failure of the Copper Ring. These are all welcome signs of returning and increasing local prosperity. The Rev. Oscar Snelling has taken the initiative in the work of petitioning in favour of a mitigation of the sentence of death passed upon Thomas Allen, the blackman, who murdered Mr. Kent at the Gloster Arms, Swansea. The argument used in extenuation is that the murder was apparently a wholly unpremedi- tated one, and that, therefore, the guilt of the convicted man is in degree less than in cases where life is taken in hatred and in cold blood. Our readers will find a letter from Mr. Snelling on this subject in another column. We heartily hope, with him, that the town may be spared the horror of another execution, the details of which, published or unpublished, only serve to stimulate the morbid emotion of the public. *#* It appears that the Guardians of the Gower Union will not oppose the Swansea Boundary Extension Bill in Parliament. They intended to do so, we are in- formed, and gave notice to that effect, but, finding that they could not charge the whole cost of such opposition to the district of Oystermouth, which is chiefly affected by the scheme, they have decided not to proceed with the opposition. Mr. Roger Beck is properly regarded as a lucky as well as a genial man and able reciter. Henceforth however, we may expect to find him still luckier, and' "argal" still more genial. He has just become possessed of a "lucky sixpence!" The piece of silver money which one of the conductors of the Mumbles Railway Company refused to take in pay- ment of a fare from some passenger unknown, refused because it was holed and much worn-that identical coin Mr. Beck has possessed himself of and has attached to his watch chain. It came from the mint a great many years ago, bearing the image and super- scription of Victoria, -then Victoria the Young—and it has evidently been worn most lovingly by some poor wight, who bored it and hung it to his watch chain, and kept it from all hurt save from inevitable friction, regarding it doubtless as a compeller of good luck. One hopes so much devotion was well repaid with Dleasure and prosperity. One can only pity the dis- tressing straights the owner must have been in when he was forced reluctantly to detach the coin from his waistcoat front and offer it as a common sixpence. There is a whole pathetic story in the parting with the coin and this is why no doubt so poetical a heart as Mr. Beck's treasures the trifle. # "if<. The Swansea Cymmrodorion Society has this week undergone a rupture, which is much to be regretted. The members are divided into Unionists and Separatists. The Unionists wish to benefit the society by the admission of English blood and English scholar- ship when it takes an interest in Welsh subjects. The Separatists will have nothing to do with what they deem to be a hatefnl Seisnegyddiaeth. And so we have, according to Athan Fardd's letter in our columns of this week, a fission, which threatens to divide the one society into two. This is assuredly a mistake. Such a result can only arise from misapprehension and distrust. We would suggest a conference in which the whole subject should be reconsidered. Unity is strength; division is weakness. We cannot believe that, on the one hand, the Unionists wish to turn the Society into an English one nor, on the other hand, do we believe Athan Fardd and his tollowers are so bigotted as to refuse such help as English students of things Welsh can occasionally afford. We suspect it is personal temper rather than principle or opinion upon which this difference has arisen; and therefore we would recommend a calm re-consideration of the whole question. "if<. It is stated on what claims to be "the best possible authority," that the Government will recommend her Majesty to appoint a Royal Commission for the purpose of inquiring into the working of the Welsh Sunday Closing Act. Pending the report of the Welsh Com- mission, it is probable, we are told, that the Government will be indisposed to allow any further legislation in favour of Sunday Closing. *#* Our elementary teachers and school children are to be relieved at last from some of the hurtful overpressure to which they have been subject during the last 16 or 17 years. The Draft Code of Minutes ot the Education Department for the regulation of the Government grants to public elementary schools and training colleges will lie upon the table of both Houses of Parliament for two months from Wednesday last for consideration, before the Lords of the Committee of the Privy Council will take action upon it. The changes proposed are larger and more important than any that have been introduced since the passing of Mr. Foster's Act. The leading features of the new proposals are the substitu- tion of the general grant for the payment for percentages of passes; the abolition of the Merit Grant in schools for older scholars; new special grants for poor schools in thinly-populated rural districts; the demand for increased teaching power for a given number of children; greater liberty of classification of children larger freedom in the choice of class subjects; a higher standardof schoolgrea; andreduced restrictions on the work of evening schools. These Proposals would be brought about by cramming evus *#* Swansea has had to buy most of her open sna™« • Cardiff gets them given The Marquis of Bute having presented to the town of Cardiff 130 acres of land for another public park, the Corporation have accepted the plans for laying it out. The park will possess many picturesque features, and ample provision has been made for outdoor games. With reference to Swansea parks it is freely said by some East-Siders that it will cost more money to lay out the new ground there than it will be worth as a place of recreation, as the place is unsuitable. With reference to Victoria Park, Swansea, the Council wisely refused to spend more money on railings to keep the public off the grass. Many of our Councillors have yet to learn the difference between a private garden and a public park Why don't they put up a few forest trees, which in time to come might 05ij from sun and shower at that place. This would be mu«h better than th« present paltry shrubbery.
— ♦ REVIEW. EIGHT OPERATIC SONGS IN TONIC SOLFA.—Mr. B. Parry, of Ox ord-street, Swansea, who has recently published several rnsefnl and neatly printed popular books of sacred and secular music, has now issued in attractive form, at the price of one shilling, an Authentic Edition" in the annotation, with piano- forte accompaniment, of eight operatic songs from "The Bohemian Girl and Mantana » with the music of Wallace and Balte, the English words of FitzbaU andBunn, and Welsh translations by J Gray (Eurfryn), Swansea. The book contains the most popular songs of these most popular of English operas, and it eught to have a large sale among the ever-growing Solfa public. ^—^323535
Methylated spirits apparent J J as a stuff were got in five different shops the CIty. It is stated that Miss Broughton has accepted 210,000 in settlement of the action for breach Of promise of marriage which she had commenced against Viscount Dangan^. The Radicals, acting under the Leadership of Mr. Dillwyn, will give a general support to iV^r- ° 8 Amendment to Lord George Hamilton's Navy proposals, to the effect that the House declines to assent to the scheme until a reform has been undertaken in the ad- ministration of the Admiralty. They will decide upon their further action in regard to the proposals after the views of the front Opposition bench have been stated on Monday night. PARLIAMENT.—In the House of Lords on Thursday night the Marquess of Salisbury made a graceful allusion to the loss the country had sustained by the death of the Duke of Buckingham and Mr. John Bright, the latter of whom be characterised as the greatest orator of this and j many past generations.—In the House of Commons on Thursday night several questions of local interest were put and answered, viz., respecting the appointment by the Chief-constable of Carmarthenshire of two of his sons to positions in the force, respecting the affairs of the Cardiff Saving's Bank, and respecting an alleged danger- ous railway crossing at Abertillery. Mr. Jesse Callings definitely fixed the 11th proximo as the date ff), his motion against the Craddock Wells' Cba>ity Scheme, and Sir E. J. Reed presented a petition from the Cardiff Town Council in favour of "the scheme. Ths House west into committee on the Civil Service Esti-: :.tes, and several TOtti were agreed to. 1. 1. 63 •
MRS J C VYE PARMINTER'S ART EXHIBITION. 1 Mrs. J. C. VyeParminter, of Broadway Villa, Walter- road, is at present exhibiting a selection of paintings trom life, the work of her pupils, and the exhibition should be visited by all who love art, and are interested in the productions of local artists. The art gallery will remain open until Saturday week. This is the third annual exhibition of the kind, and the wonderful improvement, upon its predecessors, noticed at a glance, forms the subject of much favourable comment and congratulation. The exhibition is remarkable, not for a few specialties, i but for its general excellence all round. The principal painting is a life size one of the late Mr. Howel Gwyn. It is the work of Mrs. Vye Parmiut-r, and is really a speaking likeness," beautifully painted. Miss Christine A. Piicj, Brynderwen, near Neath, exhibits a fine pain ing of Meg Merriles," which has been greatly by many. Miss J. Williams's "Nancy" and the nea y Miss Eveline Price, are entitled to special no ice, but where all the works are so good, according to the varying talents aod attainments of the workers, it is rather difficult to particularize. The followin g is a ,_M- artists, and also of the 7rk'? Castle, Christine A. Price Meg Merriles, ydlage po]._ N.W., • Hailech Castle, » T I? Pri>* "Ran • V f[°m J!VDd '< ?he Gl°anX" from life, portrait Miss Eveline R. Price, The Gl-ane "Stirling Castlf"6" Lady™ Opera" (copied from Mrs! VSSmLtr, Miss Amy J. 'gce„eg from nature, entitled "In wiaP^8^r-1Uia"1^ A Ouiet Haven," and "Beside the still Flood Time, A Q^la^d)) f'rom a gkctch by Mra. water, Dor ■ < Mewstead Bay, near Worm's Head Vye > -y^ter-road, portrait of S. H. Michell, £ 8 ^eSory/'NeathAbbey," "TinternAbbey,"two the east window and south transept window, nl nresents, a peep from Oystermouth Castle, a November morning, Oystermouth Castle Miss Janie M Williams, Belgrave-terrace, painted jar, Old Nancv with interior ot cottage at Cwm, (Jockett, neaa of old lady from life, panels, tomatoes, grapes, yellow roses, dog roses, seascape, plaque; Miss Annie Harris, From sunny Italy," a picture of an Italian woman and boy who have just left Swansea Miss Alice Spencer, dog, painted from life Miss M. M'Leod Craith, group of roses, Help me up," from life, "The Education of the Virgin," after Rubers; large group of chrysanthemums; Miss Jeannie Evans, portrait of her cousin, head of lady, painting from life, Roman bridge, painted mirror; Miss Adelaide Hall, cottage interior from life Miss Esther Richardson (Derwen Fawr), Dirrant," Ardennes and landscape Miss Tizzie Lewis, "Spanish Lady," after Mrs. Vye-Parminter, hearts are trumps, study of yellow rces, head from life, landscape, panel scarlet poppies, panel white Iris, painted jar, painted umbrella stand Miss R Isa Charles, landscape (water colour), Blackpill bridge, bird and roses, painted on opaline painted jar, birds and flowers, painted on opa,;ue Miss Arnoldine Marten, landscape and sea-scape; Miss Gertrude Jones (daughter of Mr. Jenkin Jones), head on opaline, head from life, in water colours, and also in oil; bridge, Blackpill; Me wslade Bay; Miss Gertrude Huxham, t ? painted stands, landscape, painted screen; still life, O: oh Bay Miss Mason, Mumbles Head;" Miss Florence Leaver, "Mewslade Bay;" Miss Dulcibel Thomas (Glanmor), study of shell and fruit group of roses Miss Amabel Thomas, St'll life;" Miss Tillie Ford, dog roses and chrys- anthemums on glass Miss Bessie Ford. chalk head; Miss Ettie Ford. figure in chalk Miss Amy Rosser, Study of Fruit," and Water Colour Landscape;" Miss Ada Dalles, "The Dead Christ after Rubens Miss Jessie Jenkins, birds and flowers, still life, study of roses, geraniums: Miss Bessie Thomas, grapes and flowers; Miss llorence Evans, head (water colours), wild roses, study of poppies, bird on opaline Miss Cassie Davies, bov's head from 1;fe; Miss Maud Beckwith, Granny," from life, Mumbles Light; Miss Beatrice Beckwith, "Miss Moffat," "Rest;" Miss Caroline Lucas (Rhosilly Rectory),1 landscape, seascape, and flowers; Master David Craik, street scene, eld house and gateway. The above are all, or most of the paintings that have been selected, and these, with a few plaques, &c., complete the exhi- bition, which is well worthy of a visit. Some of the paintiogs, our readers my be interested to learn, are offered for sale. ———♦
» CYMMRODORIAETH. TO THE EDITOR OF "THE CAMBRIAN." SIR,—Your excellent comments on Welsh exclusive- ness in Swans' in your last week's issue will commend themselves to every true Welshman-the Welshman that believes in intermingling with the "larger" );fe,. a contra-distinguished from the narrow exclusiveness which some of our friends seem to aim at. The spelling of the word Cymmrodor" is neither here nor there, anymore than whether you spel1. honour and favour, &c., with a u, as we do, or without that vowel, as our Yankee cousins do. To the broad-minded Welshman it matters not a straw whether you write Cymmrodor, Cymrodor, or Cynfrodor, as for that The example set by the parent society in London is follow i here for reasons that you nerd not now be troubled with but mentioning the Society of Cymmrodorion bngs us at once to the very kernel of the question. Their amor patriie is the only needed password. L-t such fancies, foibles, and factions as creed, sect, and party go to the dogs—or to the literary dilletantis and the bardic small fry of Swansea, Cardiff, fnd the like Of course, if a Cymmrodor has the gift of tongue", Welsh included, well and good, but what has that to do with his Cymmrodor-ship ? Is the Duke of Argyll less a Scotchman because perchance he cannot speak Gaelic, or the Duke of Abercorn less of an Irishman because he is not an adept at Erse ? These people who are always ready to shout Cymraeg often do least for it, and can do least in it. It is not long since that I had the felicity of travelling with one of the fraternity, who, moreover, was ariayed in the orthodox bardic form of slouched ha. long half, In- kempt beard, ebony-tipped nails, &c., &c., and of being addressed by him thus, whilst holding a e ai-private and sufficiently subdued converse with my next neighbour "Ry'n ni 'nawr wedi cal y County Council, a rvv 1 n objecto i neb sharad Sysneg mewn carriage fel hyn ag ynddo lot o Gymry." The man was not at all unendowe with sense, but, like his tribe, had not the common sense to see that he was acting both as a fool and a boor a fool for taking up an untenable position, and a boor t at he could not express himself properly in the language tor which he contended. And if I remember well. the very menu of the Swansea. Cymmrodorion banquet was bristling with crack-jaw, un-Welshy, and bastard Welsh words If the Swansea Cymmrodorion are^ not bent upon self- destruction, let them first of all as-k what Cym r donaetk really means, a»d tbea-tollo« i>
THE MORRISTON TIN PLATERS' STRIKE. The strike at the Worcester Tin-plate Works still drags its slow length along. On the one side the strikers, or rather the men who claim to be their brains and mouthpieces, are doing all they can to em- bitter the relations between master and man. The conductor of what he calls the organ of the men," himself a former employe of Mr. WilKams, appears to be making the very moat of the small personal grievances, or supposed grievances, of himself and family, some members of which are amongst the discharged employes. Formerly, according to the scribblings of this person, Mr. William Wi'Ua-ns was a model man, an example to all other employers. Now although Mr. Williams has not changed one jot in his treatment of his men-now, according to this self- elected champion of the men, Mr. Williams is all a master should not be. Why? Because he has chosen to dismiss from his works men who did not obey the printed rules, and whose action was not conducive to the maintenance of disci- pline. Hence all this fuss Hence a lot of deluded men have been thrown out of work. We do not blame the men who are on strike. They have listened to the voice of the seducer, and the seducer has always his own ends to serve. Like all other seducers, he proceeds to serve those ends with a total disregard of veracity or decency. He publishes what he cannot but know to be grave untruths about the management of the Forest and Worcester Works, and casts a slur upon the 900 sensible men who have preferred getting an honest living at the Forest Works rather than add to the importance of a professional agitator by coming out on strike about nothing, and by drawing; upon the not-too-full purses of their co-workers throughout the country. The Old Bailey style of advocacy has some- what gone out of fashion in intelligent circlrs, but tJ- '« wilfully blind leader of the helplessly blind strike.. falls back upon the old tactics. Having a weak case, he tries to distract attention by abusing the other side. He is now forced to condemn the master who a few months ago he publicly praised, thereby stultifying no one but himself. He also falls foul of The Cambrian in about as nasty a way as he knows how; and his way is unqualifiedly nasty. This, of course, gets,—what it deserves, a smile As far as the professional agitator is concerned his methods are always the same and al- ways lead to the same result. He always involves himself in a net of his own weaving, and he does not like people to see him discomfiting himself. He does not like the thought that other people can see through his cute little game, and he naturally does not like the smile of disdain with which he is greeted by those who know him and his works. On the other hand, while the tricks of the barefaced professional agitator provoke a smile, the end which he accomplishes cannot but demand a frown. He is all right. He stands to win, however the tide turns and the more bitter he can make the relations between master and man, the more the agitator increases his own importance. But what about the hundreds of poor fellows whom, for a time, he suaceeds in influencing to their injury? The strike allowance which they re- ceive cannot last long; and, even if it did, it is a very small substitute for their full wages when in regular work. The men who suffer are to be pitied. The self- seeking leaders can only be blamed. A few days ago a number of the men employed at the Forest Works met in conference at Landore Coffee Tavern with some of the men out on strike from the Worcester Works. A discussion took place with reference to extras and gains,|as referred to in a recent letter addressed by Mr. Thomas Phillips, secret^ of the union, to the newspapers The Forest men pSe| out that the figures quoted by Mr. Philli«T weJ; incorrect, and that no such orders as the one assume by him are worked by them, and that his assumption was altogether misleading. They challenged the rest of the meeting to show that they were working under price, but the men from the other works were unable to name a single item. The Forest men maintained that they were paid equal to any works in the trade, and pointed out that in some instances, especially when working "lights," as they do in large quantities, they reap a benefit which workmen in other places do not. One of the Forest men spoke very strongly against the unprovoked and malicious language used by the so- called workmen's paper towards Mr. Williams, which was greatly to be deprecated, as it tended to keep co- workers further apart, rather than <Jr.a^r them together and maintain the good feeling which had hitherto existed. — After the discussion was over, the Worcester men told the Forest representatives that they were < ready at any time to send a deputation to wait upon ( Mr. Williams on receipt of an official intimation that he I is willing to see them. ] In a letter to the South Wales Daily News, signed by 1 eight of the employes at the Forest Works, including < representatives of all departments of the trade, the < following statements are made" We deeply regret k the present state of affairs, and would much like to see i ?ur misguided fellows back at their work, taking home tbe labours of their own hands, instead of placing them- ) vea> ^or reason whatever, under an obligation to t +>ia8>LW cj.S^^iem80lves, with their families, have laok tui itheir whole earnings. Those who as yet surround +v! courage to sever the bonds which now irresponsible01^01, t*? of the an^ jibes of a few the error thev men' we trust, soon see >"<i «.at 'hey toe machinators who havp t„i, catspaws by a few vilify Mr Williams iJ en Jt mto their heads to say n^hing Against Tu? TD™- We union, officered by good, reason^ heartl^ sQPP°rt, a for the protection of labour rielik00^01 + £ US men attacked, but we earnestly protest T these.are making undue use of its powers or h« £ any society purpose of personal spite, and need^aT6!! • • large ooncern to a standstill, and throwing a hands out of employment," hundreds of
¡ DEATH OF THE DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM.—The Di T Buckingham died very suddenly at Chandos Hon. Cavendish-fquare, on Tuesday night. The decea^S nobleman was chairman of private committees in tho House of Lords. He was born in 1823. He sat as member of Parliament for Buckingham from 1846 to 1857. He was third Duke of Buckingham, and wag twice married. He leaves no son, and the title will revert to the Hon. William Stephen Gore Langton, son of the late Lady Anne Eliza Mary, daughter of the second duke and late William Henry Powell Gore Langton, M.P, The now duke was bOrA in 1847. »" n >T.
THE COPPER TRADE. J SWANSEA, Thursday, March 28th, 1889. — Chili | bars on first 'Change to-day were reported at .£39 5s. to C39 15s. cash; JE39 to J639 10s. at th-ee months- Fair business.
OUR LOCAL TRADE, MANUFACTURES AND COMMERCE. There has been considerable activity displayed in the trade of the port during the past week. The arrivals of tonnage in ballast have been more numerous than for some few weeks past, and the export tiade has therefore been larger. The imports amount to 7,519 tons. and exports foreign to 35,492 tons. Shipments of general merchandise have been 435 tons for France, 1,100 tons for Rotterdam, 1,850 tons for New York, and 3 300 tons for Philadelphia and Baltimore. The tin-plate trade shows steady improvement, and makers have again advanced their quotations by 3d. to 6d. per box. There are but few sellers, and makers are, as a rule, well booked forward. Quotations are now—Coke tin-plates, B.V. grade, I.C., 13s. 3d. to 13s. 6a.; Befisemer steel cokes, 13s. 9d. to 14s.; Siemens steel (coke finish), 14s. to 14s. 3d.; ternes, per double box, 28 by 20, C., 25s. 6d. to 27s. 3d.; charcoals (Siemens steel), 27s. 3d. to 28s. 9d.; best charcoal, 17s. 3d. to 22s. 9d. Since the collapse of the syndicate the local copper trade has brightened up a good deal, and at some of the works considerable activity preva'ls. Chili local copper trade has brightened up a good deal, pnd at some of the works considerable activity prevails. Chili bars are quoted at £4110s. to 242 10s. IMPORTS COASTWISE.-Pig.iron, 2,671 tons arsenic, 98 tons; copper ore, 422 tons; burnt pyrites, 154 tons chemicals, 70 tons; flour, grain, &c., 247 tons; salt, 365 tons timber, 229 loads; gas coal, 196 tons; blende ore, 24 tons; pitch, 738 tons; tii-platps, 30 tons; sundries, 658 tons. IMPORTS FOREIGN.—France, 225 tons pitwood, and 40 tons sundries; Bilbao. 1,352 tons iron ore. EXPORTS FOREIGN.-Coal, 21,022 tons; patent fuel, 7,785 tons generpl merchandise, 6,685 tons. ARRIVALS DURING THE WEEK.—42 steamers, 16,771 tons 39 sailers, 3,125 tons total, 81 vessels, 19,896 tons register.
LOCAL RAILWAY TRAFFIC RETURNS. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY Week ended March 25th, 1888. p.- Description. Week ended (Corrected to lnC- March 24th, '89, the actual figures). c M. C. M. C. M. C. M; G No. of Miles open.. 2,460 42 2,455 64 4 oo PL?RS'M5?"'} SUM 48,640 3,310 Total for the Week. 142,760 133,320 9,440 Amount for pre- ) vious 11 Weeks of r half-year ) 1,494,820 1,450,690 44,130 Aggregate for 12 ) weeks f 1,#37,580 1,584,010 53,570 "• J D. HIGOINS, Secret*1^ LONDON & NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY. Description. Week ending Corresponding Ile. Doc '%farch 24,1889. Week iR 1888. n. No. of Miles open. 1.874J 1.873J 1 £ *»• •• Total for the Week.. 195,062 V ',675 11,587 • • Total for 12 weeks. 2,241,958 2,147,906 94,052 "• F. HARLEY, Secretary. TAFP YALE RAILWAY. ,qQ/u Week ending March 23rd, 1889 ^ic'naq Corresponding week last year £ 1°' Increase R2,835 BRECON & MERTHYR RAILWAY. Week ending Corresponding w_ Description. Mi'-ch 24,1889. weeK last year Incr. vecr (adjusted). „ „ A £ sd fsdiJsd^8 Passengers, 4c. 212 19 8 • /I8 13 8 Goods, minerals, &c 1,509 6 7 1,4 1 11 3 Total 1,7 i 6 3 1.6C! 411-8914 ■■ Per mile per week 28 4 8 26 15 6 Weeks0'11 [ 19-2™ 3 9-19>*05 3 10- 187 0 1 ♦
SWANSEA POLICE COURT. THURSDAY. C [Before J. C. Fowler (Stipendiary), J. G. Hall, and J- c- Vye Parminter, Esqrs.] LJ.UNK.—Jeremiah Driscoll, labourer, 33, CharIe.3" street, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Llangyfelach-street on the 18th inst., and was fined 10»- -John Tudor, labourer, 70, Watkins-street, for a similar offence in Orchard-street, was fined 5s. and costs ov 6ve days. John Jones, blacksmith, Bank-terrace was snmmoned for being drunk and indecently exposing days eet on the 17th iD8t- F^ed 10s. or fi™ n £ HZL°iLrf SACK-7E"e« Carter, Llangyfelach-street. (17) described as a "sawdust girl," was charged with stealing a sack from a cart in Singleton.street, the pro- perty of John Davies, a farmer, on the 27th inst. P-C, Lewis arrested and charged the prisoner, who now pleaded gailty, and was sent to prison for seven days with hard labour. DRUNK.—Patrick Coulan, 31, Charles-street, was summoned for being drunk in Waterloo-street on the 28th inst. Defendant was dismissed with a caution. JLVENILE THIEVES.-Ethelred Jones (11), 14 Harris- street, Pat.ick Riley (10), 31, Greeuhill-street, Eldred Jones (10), 14, Harris-street, were charged with stealing a pilot cloth coat from outside the shop of Mr. D. Selioe, pawnbroker, High-street, on the 27th Henry David Seline, son of Mr. D. Seline, identified the coat (produced) as his father's property. P. C. Phillip8 arrested and charged the prisoners. Riley and Eldred tn°r!L7„ere di,cha,rged' but Ethelred Jones was ordered to receive six strokes with a birch rod. CRUELTY TO A. HORSE. — David Llovd haulier, Anchor-court, was summoned for overloading 'and work- Uscelles^RS P 15th inst Inspector Lascelles, R.S.P.C.A., proved the CPSC, and was corro- borated by P.O. Lewis, and Mr. Jam^s m Stewart, veterinary surgeon who remarked that defendant's h,°JZZZ q 6 °n J draw a load of two tons, which lefendant compelled it to.—Fined 20s. ALLEGED THEFT. -Mary Davies, otherwise Jones, aged if' I!,uW' ?ryn?5 rI' was charged with stealing a piece )f poik value Is. from the shop of Mr. P G. lies, EHrWH 0n the 27th iD8t- Mr- T- Glasbrook srisonS. and 8tated that in consequence of >f nroceeH,^ 8 the Pro«ecutor was not desirous lismiesed W e charge. The case was therefore Fleet-str€w»tGENT George Gordge, milk-vendor, tra7unX'Z%8UDaTned for le»™S horse and F?ned ""and eeosl° m the pDblic 8treet" the 11th inst. Sk^Uy^as^smn^T1^ Thomas, milk-vendor, the 21s't Februarv 0 ov 8elling adulterated milk on the borough anahrst g6aDk Johns Proved the case, and the 3 t SS„T.ht°"?i :h" °i,k ,0,d br was severely cautioned and fined £ 3 InTlmr' Defendant fineVSr111 drUnk 0xford-8treet, and was' RAID ON A CWRW BACK AT SWANSEA.— Jeremiah ff ne^18' Cwm-street; Thomaa Lewis, Pentre-atreet, Wm. Pugsley, 12, Clifton-t,pr»ace • Morris Bresnon, 15, Greyhound-street ■ Edward Sullivan, 11, Llangyfelach-street; Bartholomew Flran 21, Greyhonnd-street; John Halliday, Jockey-street' Owen Ma^nwaring, 24, Matthew-street; Benjamin Walker, do.; John Morgan, 5, Tontine-street J iSSid Owens, do. Timothy Sullivan, 12 Strand • James Lynch, 27, Charles-street; Martin Hunt^4 Llangv- felach-street; James Hayes, 6, Ann-street- Tnhn Davies, 12, John-street; John Sul'ivan. 3, Ann-street • Wm. Rees Davies, 34, Garden-street; John Hennp-^v' 30, Orange-sL -et; Wm. Thomas, 159, Llangyfelaeh- street; were summoned for illegal presence in the Albert Club, Llangyfelach-street, on the 17th inst. Mr Mawdsley (Deputy-Town Clerk) prosecuted. Sergeant Coward (3) said that on the 17th inst. he A Isited the Albert Club with other policemen. He paid the visit nnder a warrant granted by the Stipendiary. He found 24 men in *ne room. They were sitting down drinking and making a disturbance. Some of the aiD wtrw quite druù, others half-drank, aDd others ¡. '1 ?r> ."Ki si; y.»(v :TJ Lga-mtbjee parts drunk. Witness asked the men if ;hey had any cards or tickets to show that they were members of the club. Only n-ne of tHe defendants had tickets^ of membership, or, at least, '• some soit of ?a!|8, j £ e cards bore the name and address of the o er,and 'sixpence paid. Witness saw several of the men pay for liquor. He saw no rules hung up in the room. There were no books in the house, only two daily, papers. At this stage one of the defendants x.. • 6 mles whatever, only a card of mem- WorshlP, while another chimed in, We «ffAia3T°!an^of.the club-" Witness, continuing, 8aidhe 8poke to Davies, the secretary, and asked for +0? l?les> butj he said he had none. The room con- 10 °0,Pter, over which liquor was served: one taoie, U chairs, a bench, and a paraffin lamp. There were no sar Hry arrangements on the premises, and no lavatory, only a sma'l back-yard.—P.C. Cutliffe corroborated the e\ Idence of his brother officer.—The Stipendiary, in giving bis decision, said it was quite clear that the Albe-j Club was not an honest, bona fide c UD, but simply a di inking place. If the men wished to iorm a club, they could easily get an necessary in- formation of the Working Men's Club in Alexandra- clubs as the one the defendants had been riofT ^n' c011^ be allowed to exist, and r»a=n aD^s w°uld have to pay 15s. each or 7 days.—The against Hughes, the steward of the club, would come on next week.
DEA.TH OF MR. JOHN BRIGHT. Mr. John Bright, the great Liberal politician, died at A h i?St e'#ht o'clock on Wednesday morning, at One s Rochdale. His four daughters and three sons were present by their father's side when he passed away. He 110 pain, being unconscious at the last, and life d a.WaJ whilst the patient was apparently sleeping. • ^right's illness practically dated from May last year, when, during a journey from London to Rochdale, no contracted a severe cold, followed almost Tmmediately by symptoms of congestion of the lungs, and later by aiabetei. He temained confined to his room until the beginning 0f July. His condition during that period "•Mwiea considerably. About the end or duly he was well enough to go downstairs, and in the course of the tollowing month he was able to take out-door exercise for an hour each day in the grounds of One Ash. The weather proving at that time fairly favourable, he made steady progress, until at length he had recovered almost his normal health. In October he was seized wiih a bad attack of dizziness, and the weakness which followed again developed the constitutional ailment. The follow- ing month the ilinstrious patient was again in a most critical condition, and he remained so for several weeks. Over and over again his faithful medical attendant, Dr. Hayle. despaired of saving the patient's life, and it is now known that in the early part of December he took his final farewell separately with each member of the tamily, agtonigjjmeot of all, an extraordinary improvement set in about the middle of December and Mr. Bright continued to improve, until in February he Was once more able to leave his bed, and sit up in an aimchair in his nam for a couple of hours each even- lng. His condition at length became so hopeful that the patient Was removed to another suite of rooms, while certain alterations and structural improvements in his apartments were carried out. Everything seemed to be well until a week or two ago, wheu the fact at Mr. Bright's health was still in an uncertain and "satisfactory condition was emphasised by serious Th circulation of the blood in the leg. Xhrougij all his long and severe physical discomfort and U eriIig8 the right hon. gentleman's personal appearance rC<dH y changed. H's face remained to the last almcst fa i ■' ^'8 e-ves continued bright, aud his mental 0fC .les w*re scarcely impaired. He never complained no Patn, and, indeed" frequently asserted that he felt °ne* He was at all times gentle ia his manner, and int ate ''hose around him. He always took great w u" Poetical and social affairs of the outside of0rtJd-and except at most critical periods one or other he family would read the newspapers to him. Jacoh n'^ht Hon. John Bright, M.P.. was the son of the late ;w ''r^ght, of Greenbank, near Rochdale, where he was born, subslfl 1,5' 18il- Having reoeived the rudiments of a and w!,ai -English education, he entered his father's business cotton a member of the firm of John Bright and Brothers, parati s?'nners and manufacturers, of Rochdale. At a eom- social ear'y age. he began to address local audiences on part in tu P0l'tico-economical topics. Though he had taken euish Reform agitation of 1831-2, Mr. Bright first distin- the en 1 8e^ in political life by becoming, in 1839, one of out erf st members of the Anti-Corn Law League, which grew Cq,- Ian association formed in 1838 to obtain the repeal of the candirtt"' In AP"'> 1843, at a bye-election, he stood as a defeat *or t'3e representation of the city of Durham, but was His Ln H uungannon, a Conservative and Protectionist, eleoti -P was' however, unseated on petition, and at the Bright1 w^'ch thereupon ensued in July of the same year, Mr. for d iTas le'urn°d by a majority of 78 He continued to sit He riTlrilaln- 1847, when he was returned for Manchester, moti maiden speech In Parliament on Mr. Ewart's 1540 otlTJor extending the principles of Free Trade, August 7, and "tv 'ng interval between his election for Manchester Briuhf- accession of the first Derby Ministry to power, Mr. anJ*nt 8 activity in Parliament and on the platform was varied In the House of Commons he proposed to whirl. remedy of free trade in land to the state of things for th Pr°duce<l the Irish famine. He appealed, unsuccessfully, ditin desPatch of a Royal Commission to investigate the con- °Aof India, and In I8i9 he was appointed one of the offioi 1 8 Select Committee of the House of Commons on ggJrJjr salaries. In the Legislature and in the provinces, mov a'iy in Manchester, he co-operated with Mr. Cobden in the gn which the latter sought to create in favour of navn|Cla' ref°rm» mainly with a view to the reduction of our thruu! an<* military establishments. In 1851 he voted with aflftl attempted to censure Lord Palmerston in the Pacifico iriv,» anc* 'n 1852 he took a prominent part in the welcome th e Kossuth by the advanced Liberals of Lancashire. On jre f°rmati°n of the first Derby Ministry, Mr. Bright aided in ~at temporary re-organisation of the Anti-Corn Law League "bich the acceptance of Free Trade by the new Government M^Iards rendered unnecessary. He was re-elected for ^Chester, after a contest, at the general election of 1852. th J accession of Lord Aberdeen's Ministry to power began d'8cussion of the Eastern Question, his share in which BH»h^ed Mr- Bright from many of his former supporters. Mr. biirh- denounced the policy of the Russian War with energy illnP« Potest* against it were stopped by an attack of severe was r>r\ aud 3ust as the war was brought to a close Mr. Bright detLt S^lled to forego all public action. The news of the whiia • I^ord Palmerston on the Canton Question reached him takpn L" Ita)y "n March, 1857. Although he had necessarily Lord'Pi Phonal part in the debate or division which produced entirp n rston's appeal to the country, yet he expressed his bv Mr £ provrai of the vote of censure which had been proposed senera'i ,^en> and seconded by Mr. Milner Gibson. At the Bright election that ensued, Manchester rejected both Mr. months Mr. Milner Gibson by large majorities. A few in the a terwards, the death of Mr. Muntz caused a vacancy invited T?Presentation of Birmingham. The constituency Aui?n Bright to become a candidate he was elected in present')-- and continued to represent that borough to the a scheml1?1^ After 1857 his name was mainly identified with extensin tIle ref°rm of the electoral representation, by a wide seats with°* suffrage and a more equal distribution of the entail ii reference to population, and alterations in the law of during th Was an uncompromising advocate cf the Iforth struiriifi if Civil War in America, and after the close of the Ireland renewed the agitation for reform. He visited October and he was entertained at a banquet in Dublin, Irish Lihn 1866» on an invitation signed by upwards of 20 he was nral members of Parliament. On November 3, 1868, and in with the freedom of the city of Edinburgh, Giadstnn tollowing montn ne acceptea ottice under Mr. absent fp' as President of the Board of Trade. After being quence nf House of Commons for some time in conse- in DewmKever° '"ness, he was compelled to retire from office he was ill «* His health having been partially restored, Duchv'of T '873, appointed to the Chancellorship of the that iwwt at!caster, in succession to Mr. Childers, and he held Whan th the Liberals went out of office in February, 1874. was re-nr,e ^rals returned to power in May, 183C, Mr. Bright July 17 ia5!on*e(* Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancashire. On had resi'rrn 116 anounced in the House of Commons that he he dilleredf °ffice and retired from the Cabinet, because led to ttiB K°m his colleagues on their policy in Egypt, which Home Rul P^hardment of Alexandria. On the question of opposition t iu-r Ireland Mr. Bright supported the Unionist measure » f r" Gladstone's Bill, and his denunciations of the return of a fr *ar t0 ensure 'ts rejection and the subsequent elected Lord p0Iiist majorit7 t0 Parliament. Mr. Bright was ig^O, sector of the University of Glasgow, November 15, on Wednesday afternoon, a subject whirW Said-1 d.esireuto r? £ er for a momrent to sorrow f ulcn A am sure has been the occasion of great sorrow b every member of this House. News has reached death ofSeiU ^1e course of the last few minutes of the always °4.ne members, for whom every member has absence f6t?fine<ii the highest respect. I feel that, in the MidlntVii. right hon. gentleman the member for was ass™ *1!. whom the late member for Birmingham nnt ht> «♦!? (iUring a ajrext part of his career, it would misfortnn ^at should refer at any length to the I desi-e 4 1188 befallen the country. Therefore, Sir, Fridav wh ^»stP0Qe any reference to the event until memk f understand the right hon. gentleman the hear ) °F ^'o^ian will be here in his place. (Hear, said—^0Tle^' r'sin8 from the front Opposition bench, behind lr' to express, on the part of my friends bv the °*e'v, °Ur ^eep 8ense ^e considerateness shown until Fr:I) ^0l1, gentleman in postponing his remarks fh* y' in order that the only man on this side of sentiment^'ieast who could give a fuU expression to the this ? deep re8ret. w'th which we have heard of on this side in P'ace' Unfortunately for us with Mr R •House, it has been our lot to disagree I am sure h'8 on t^le 8reat controversy of the day but of hisopposUionyitShWehaVe felt the weight and power degree our 1 has never lmpaired the smallest f^rhim fho„ 1 u"e> our veneration, and our affection minds of 1 think the deepest feeling in the his last days s\oUM y™ heen °ne,of heartfelt regret that made less happyhA; 6 lnfauyiegree clTfe,l° nf o i-v, division from the comrades and fellow- have lost nt,. t. m.e- We have lost a great orator—we ■ o 11 W n his day and generation, was a most I"18 R nf hia °r' and We ^ave l°st one who was a faithful lover of hIS country.
TO CORRESPONDENTS. H-Your "Kilhwoh and Olwen" is again urfoitu- nately crowded out.
LIVERPOOL TIN-PLATE MARKET. (Specially reported for The Cambrian.) THURSDAY.—There has been quite a lull in the tin- plate market here this week, very few enquiries having been received, and, therefore, but very little business doing. The sudden falling off in the demand f'0™ America toon plnce immediately it was known that the prices of tin-plates were advanced all round, and this was at the close of last week. The latter, however, was a movement made on behalf of the various tin-plate makers, consequent on the action of steal makers, have put up their price 5s. per ton in steel bars, and vs. 6d. per ton in s^eel blooms. The result though is n°t a satisfactory one, as it has almost entirely stopped business for the present at any rate. The vague refer- ences about a further advance, and the threatened doib- ling of the tariff in America, as well as the proposed Tin- plate Syndicate in this country, has the effect of making everything connected with the trade uncertain. There is an 'r of uncertainty about the whole business, and whe ,er the staple industry of South Wales will be re- tained there after all this hubbub, re-uains to be seen. It is certain that the trade is passing tb.ough ft sharp crisis at present, and what the ultimate result will be is still very doubtful. Bnyers are holding off to a extent this week, not knowing exactly what to do. coarse if the advanced prices recently quoted will e maintsined firmly for any length of time, then the orders from the States, now withheld, most be placed, that on makers' terms. But then all this depends on makers 1 firmness, and how long they can last without fresh orders. If they can hold out for a little while longer, they will get their advanced prices—not otherwise. As the they come into the market pressing for orders, then they are at the buyers mercy, and must make the best terms they possibly can—which will not be very "fat" terms The figures now generally quoted are about as f°^°w* Coke tin-plates and Bessemer steel cokes 13s. to 13s. 0 I.C. Wales—wasters lis. 9d. to 17s. 3d. Siemens stee eokes 13s. 3d. to 14s. I.C. Charcoal tin-plates 14». ™ 17s. I.C. Best charcoal tin-plates 17s. 6d. to 22s. Terne plates 23s. 6d. to 28s. Wasters 21s. 6d. to 23s. b> Tin is easier at £ 93 10s. to £ 94 10s. for Straits, for Australian. Pig-iron is still on the rise, Scotch pigs being now 44s. 5d. to 44s. 8Jd. per ton. Middlesboro 38s. to 38s. 3d. Hematites 47s. 9d. to 48s. 0 £ d. Per ton-
C^QTIN « M NOTE WRITTEN BY MART QUEEN OF J P ss once belonging to her, andafter- naf rAvrTe?6nry. and given to the University of in,, ?1C,h^rd Connoch, Esq., July 7, 1615: J Ryches as when the Shype is broken + 1!I «wav tbo^ the Master, for dyverse chances » f°°d80f fortune,—but the goods of the s0„u, pan tatft only the true Roods, nether fyer nor water ca ake away, j 2 you take labour and payne to doe a vinous thynge the labour goeth away and the virtue remaynethe,-yi throughe pleasure you do a vicious thynge the vice remaynethe and the pleasure geeth away-good madame for my sake remember t'lys. —Your loving mystress, Marye Princesse." FoNKB h OF ARCHBISHOP IJLL VTHOKNfi. — A solemn Pontifical F:quiem was celebrated at St. Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham, o Tuesday, for the repo :e of the soul of the Right Bev. Dr. ITllathorne, Archbishop of Cabassa and foimerly Roman Catholic Bisbop of Birmingham. The body of the deceased prelate had lain in state in the cathedral since tre prev,ous dav. The saored edifice and its approaches were crowded throughout the day by an immense concourse of people, and so great was the crush that many persons were carried out fainting. The coffin was subsequently conveyed by road to Stone, in North Staffordshire, where the interment took place on Tuesday night in the family vault of the deceased Bishop At St, Dosiaic'a lfoBMtaj, s-vh ■
COUNCILLORR A. THOMAS AND F. 1 ROCKE ON THE NEW SLAUGHTER-HOUSE. QUESTION. full 'a lo^iw8e?dj U8' too late for insertion in week In the couro^f Mr" Rocke'8 letter of last we stand thus :-Cost bSdldSS!"7inPw fTeslnt £ 7,000; excess, £ 3,557 • or over V eS m^L estimate and first contract. It i«^«f m°+rt that the total cost should be rednofirl^, co^ect 1x5 SSLJ piration of the term of letting. I repeat that the figures I gave at the Council meeting were correct with one exception. I was wrong in ghing the new slaughter-houses credit for the .£69, derived from the letting of the old site. The new site is certainly of more value than the old one, and hence the annual de- ficiency is practically = £ 320 and not £ 251, as stated by me at the Council meeting. Mr. Rocke seems to find fault with the Treasurer for misleading him, but surely Mr. Rocke, as chairman of this committee, could not possibly have forgotten the figures which were put for- ward to us last year, not only in the budget, but in the discussion at the Council meeting. At that time, the Chairman of the Finance Committee dwelt upon the loss from this source, and as we had not then borrowed the full amount, it follows that the deficiency this year must be more. I had no intention to insult the com- mittee or Council by stating plain facts- -Ihe matter of the slaughter-houses was resolved upon in 1885 the contract for erection was entered into on the 31st May, 1886, and the wkole work was to be completed in six months from then. I only entered the Council in February, 1888, and, at the first or second meeting which I attended, Mr. Rocke, in moving the adoption of the minutes of his committee, made insinuations against the engineer, contractor, and others. His language then is in striking contrast with that made use of on the last occacion, when everybody concerned came in for praise save the poor contractors. I visited the slaughter-houses, and carefully considered the matter but as, practically, the whole of the money had then been spent, and as I had every reason to believe, after the remarks of Mr. Rocke and an interview with I Mr. William Richards, that the lines of procedure were definitely settled, I considered that I, as one, could not render practical service by attending the committee. Furthermore, I certainly was not desirous of identify- rag myself with an undertaking which had gone so egregiously wrong. The ratepayers were led to believe that £ 6,000 or £7,000 were sufficient b complete the slaughter-houses, now it has cost over 50 per cent. more. Mr. William Thomas says I am a miserable economist, but the ratepayers of Swansea require a few economists in the Council, or else the finances of the town w- 1 shortly be in a sorry 'plight. If there had S°mfe ec°npmy and foresight in the affairs of lr, if v ¥st 20 years, the ratepayers of to-day Mbew^-tter off by » quarter, if not, half a mIlhon. Mr. William Thomas has his fad for open anf agree with him as to their desirability, but the ratepayers should know that we have already expended on the Parks over £ 15,000 of capital, and are now called upon to spend £ 2,000 0.1 St. Thomks' Park. In addition to tb;s, we spend about £ 1 JC} a in keeping the parks In a proper state, vhe I..ee Library, aga-i, instead of coming within the limit of a penny rate, costs a twopence-halpenny rate, exclusive of the cost of the site upon which the buildings are erected, and for which the ratepayers paid a very" large sum of money. As to the money spent upon our water supply, it is so appalling that the less said about it the better, and the ratepayers will shortly be called upon to pay not less than sixpence in the £ to make up the deficiency in the Town Dues, Bridge Tolls, and new bridge at the Hafod.
+. THE CONDEMNED MAN THOMAS ALLEN. TO THE EDITOR OF THE CAMBRIAN." SIR.-May I, through your columns, call the attention of your readers to the petition (now in course of signature) to the Home Secret ry praying for a commutation of the sentence passed upon Thomas Allen for the Swansea murder. Mr. T. Geo. Williams, of 17, Somerset-place, his solicitor, has drawn up the petition, and it must be sent in in the course of a few days. I earnestly hope that many who delight in mercy will sign, and so give this poor wretched man a life now forfeited to the law, and thus lengthen out his time of repentence. I could oring forward arguments to support the plea for mercy, but as your readers will no doubt see the petition for themselves I will not trespass farther upon your valuable space except to say that I have received several letters already from influential persons, approving of the steps being t^ken and offering to append their signatures.—I remain, yours truly, OS T. SPELLING. 25, Brunswick-street, Swansea.
CYMRODORION ABERTAWY. TO THE EDITOR OF 1SL- SIR,—By taking iBto consideration that your know- ledge of the constitutional laws of the\ primitive Society of Cymrodorion Abertawy to be very limited, I have no particular fault to find with y°ur remarks anent "Cymrodorion Abertawy and Welsh Exclusiveness," and I venture to believe that if you were fully acquainted with the nature o the society's laws, you would be one of the last in the whole region of Hengistiana to attribute any hing like egotism and narrow-mindedness to its patriotic and conscientious founders. When the society was formed, it was clearly and most emphatically agreed to, and announced by its promulgators, that aJi its laws and transactions would be carried on in the Welsh language, and indeed, if the founders were divided in their opinion with regard to the language, the !swansea Cymrodorion Society would be still reposing in the lethargic profundity of chaos, and those gentlemen who had the pleasure of dissenting fro?0 eur views would be spared the trouble of hurling t^eir pestiferous darts at the spontaneous creation of tne patriotic brethren. In order that the public may se.? • thoroughly Welsh the society was constituted, I' & a literal translation of the rule which is printed in ■ and classed the fourteenth ule of the of the society: "All the transactions of the be carried on in the Welsh language, and B°e"1<ipra4.:rin „ allowed to speak alien languages upon any KYm &c. Now, Mr. Editor, hfd we a right doric or Kymric Society ?—If we had, ° fnf.r^me our own laws and carry on our busiDelDlied for m k°Se laws? Again, each candidate ^^7 ship was supplied with a copy "f.. their sniHt j understanding that he complied ity j? de- mands, in all good faith and '» tV« 1 ex" nlnsivpnouo ™mDa«*>le T1™ elastic and broad (?) genii of a certain c^teous°andi,?oTt0uWnsmeD' in the name of all that is <2.aternj4;v wi,: l Were they so foolish as to join a o t^e ,c^ framed and they so foolish as to JO;o ry to the ml;hty lJ.ltellect and the heaven-born attributes 0 everv r humanity 1 I most solemnly a,ppertf,nci Welsh,r,' 1'^ened an^ con" scientious to judge btt /een joh'ned°i £ '-h° to WAfl°honour and praise to the noble Englishman, and indeed to the Welshnun who cannot appreciate the language of our country but why not form a society of their own, instead of interfering with those who are con- scientiously believing in Welsh exclusi^'jness? Henceforth there will be two Cy mr<>'loric Societies in Swansea, inasmuch as the founder's the primitive one were beaten by one vote on the riuef: Welsh exclusive- ness. Yes. gentle reader, the orion Cymreig" were beaten by one aolii.ry vote ajority was con- stituted of six members—ypt i. anufactured for the occasion \—onc w v iy ha.1 r because he had "not paid up," ani 'six rs wl' try seldom seen in the meetings of t~! r c y! Now I have said -11 «/<■ 'f anyone will comment on my lett< r. t <m <' < proper name, if not. I shall treat 'an that- a urnity. With every «entiir t re l am, yours very truly, FA -• I.. J
SWANSEA COUNTY COURT. (Before Judge Gwilym Williams.) T _R^EJ.™DFR "P# BILLS °F SALE ACT.—This wag an action transferred from the High Court, in which Mr. Joseph Hall, spirit merchant, was the plaintiff, and Messrs. A. B. Walker and Co., brewers, defendants, and the question at issue was which of the two creditors plaintiff and defendant) were entitled to precedence in the ownership of the trade utensils, &c., seized by the sheriff on the 30th January, in the Lion Hotel, in the occupation of Timothy and Annie Martin. Mr. Morgan, instructed by Mr. John R. Richards, appfared for Mr, Hall, and Mr. Glascodine, instructed by Mr Paton, ap- peared for Messrs. Walker. Mr. Morgan said though the amount sued for was only £ 15, a very much larger" ques- tion would arise in the course of the case. Mr. "and Mrs Martin lived at the Lion Hotel in this town, aad Mr. Hall, wine and spirit merchant, supplied them from time to time with goods, and also advanced money to carry on the business. Iu September, 1888, the amount due to Mr. Hall amounted to S453 9s. 9d.; and failing to obtain the money from Mrs. Martin, Mr. Hall caused a writ to be issued against Martin and his wife for that sum. That was on the 7th September, and on the 15th of the same month he obtaired judgment by default. On the 17th September l\Ir. a d .\Irs, Martin gave Mr. Hall a b It of nn+ in u >Vr ^urn'ture, i.nd in February an execution was UDon nnt i I8?"' A" B- Walker and Co. Mr. Hall there- seiz-d hu ni c'aim under the bill of sale for the goods in a mo?t™rV Walk«- Mr. Gl-scodme (wh, handed the Judtre f+f- the 3rd March, 1887) having a cressed he did not bis contention, His Honour said superior court °H. I (?01ul,d 8° behind the judgment of a ment was decisive R ^at the e3cistence of the iudg" against Mr. Glasc'odine wifu™ accordingly plaintiff. with costs in favour of the CURTIS V. P.- ANDRICW & Co.-This case, in which a claIm was made for use and occupation of the East Dock Maane^ Engineering Works at St. Thomas from September to January last, was set down for hearing in Wednesday s list; but upon its being called on it was arnounced as settled, the defendants having agreed to pay plaintiff £ 25 in satisfaction of his claim. Mr. W. Robinson Smith (instruc' id by Messrs. Alfred Curtis & Son) appeared for the pla itiff and Mr. Edwin Davies acted for the defendants. A LLANELLY SALVAGE CASE.-The case of Gatehouse v. Roberts was heard. This was a claim for £ 15 for salvage rendered by plaintiff to the barque Osaka, of Llanelly. Mr. Glascodine was for plaintiff, and Mr. Robinson Smith for defendant Judgment for S5 was given. BANKRUPTCY" CASES. [Before the learned Reg.strar.] Re GEORE THOMAS, WATCHMA.KER.—This was an adjourned examination, and after a few questions had been put as to some items in his accoaut, fs examina. tion closed. Re GEORGE BULLER, GROCER, BOND-STREET.— This was another adjourned examination, and the bankrupt being asked how he accounted for 25 letters +1? creditors being retur. eJ. out 1 35, he said that he could only account for it by the many removals that took place. Having been ordered te attend at the omce of the Official Receiver to assist in the matter, his examination closed. Mr. W,"I1i"*n Jones repre- sented the bankrupt. Be MRS. THEODORE, PICTURE DEALER.-The bankrupt lived at Llangafelach-road, and had been before the court before. A "ter a few question had been put as to her .receipts and expenditure in her small business her examination closed. Re D. C. JONES, DRAPER, CASTLE-SQUARE, SWANSEA.—Mr. Jones next came up for his first ex- amination. Mr. H. F. A. Davies appeared for the trustees, and Mr. Stevens watched the proceedings In for some of the creditors. On being sworn, the debtor said his name was David Cornelius Jones. He lived at Belgrave-terrace, h;s place of business being Castle-square, and 3, Wind-street, Swansea, and business of draper, undertaker, hosier, r:L°^fitter- .He never had a partner. He com! Vinainoaa eSa'Tu Januaiy, 1873, and purchased the Vinon nn na fat ^bomas Richmond, with whom he had .C9nnn an? h« ?r, years. It was purchased for £ 2000, and he paid down £ 500. The payment of the balance was to be by instalments, to run over a period of seven years, and to include 5 per cent. interest. The instalments were not paid, only the intere-t. The capital was not reduced for the last four years. There was a new agreement entered into with the concurrence of Mr. Richmond, but it was not carried out owing to the premises being pulled down and rebuilt. There was now due to Mr. Richmond £ 2,5i0, The old debt was £ 2000, less interest. He (Mr. Jones) kept books, a ledger, cash book, invoice book, and br 'k book. They were the usual books, and the cash book contained an entry of all cash payments. He took stock every year. He first discovered he cop Id not pay 20s. in the pound in January last. In arswer to further questions by the Receiver, it was elicited that the assets of the estate appeared to amount to £ 5,487 2s. Id which, after payment of preferential claims, amounting to 298 19s. 6s, leaves .£5,362 to meet claims which are expected to rank amounting to Rg,612 15s. Od., the deficiency being about £ 4,250. Referring to the extent of his business Mr. Jones, the debtor, said that his turn over in 1886 was C6,028 14s 6d. Inl887.je7.9193.. 4d.; in 1888, £ 9,255. The profits made he put down at 20 per cent. He believed owin<r to increased competition and lc-es in trade, anf h.avy payments for interest, the business showed a K a His private expenses were about £ 300 a year. The further examination was then adjourned to April next.
NOTED SHREWS IN HISTORY.—Some of the shrews have had as enduring a record in history as have some of the beauties. England and France supply the most prominent specimens,—Mathilda, Empress and claimant against King Stephen for the crown of England, has left a fair claim to a masterful temperament -Queen Elizabeth, great as she was, exhibits herself in some of her letters and actions, as when she boxed Essex's ears as a right royal shrew. -So, emphatically, was Chrisf"<i of Sweden, who caused her Chamberlain, Monaidescbi iu the right of her prerogatives, tJ be strangled in the palace of the King of France.—In Henry Vill's reign Lady More, v. fe of the great and good Sir Thomas, stands out as a very definite shrew who ruled her husband and children alike with much aust n-ity -Now for a French one httle known to En^h r > in general, bhe was Mme. de Ven>s, who, ii the seventeenth century was a very fine speMmenof the whom hm. lint 6r seryants to kill tnos. of a lady mistress eys "'suited for venturing to defend their
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