The bank rate remains at 3 per cent. Lord Windsor has been elected as vice president representing Wales on the Lawn Tennis Associa- tion. TONDU IRON WORKS.—The dispute as to the rates having terminated, work will be resumed all round on Monday next. DEATH OF LADY ROJIILLY.—Funeral at Barry Cliurclijard.- The fane al f Lady Elizabeth A«e>i<i Romilly, ef Lon.lon, formerly of Purth- kerry, near Barry, has taknn place at Barry Parish Cnu'chyard. Her ladyship, who was the widow of th" late Lieuteaant-colonsl Frederick Romilly, died at her London rrsidence, 55, Eccieston-sqaare S.W., at the age of 71 years.
♦ —- PERSONAL NEWS. It is now announced that the Queen has approved the appointment of Sir Edmund Monson as her Majesty's Minister at Brussels, vice Lord Vivian, transferred to Rome. The Queen has also approved the appointment of Mr. Edwin H. Egerton as her Majesty's Minister at Athens. Mr. Egerton has been for many years secretary to the British Legation at Paris, and has frequently acted there a* Charge d'Affaires in the abstnce of the British Ambassador. The World says :—The immediate result of the Duke of Clarence's death will be the retirement of Prince George from the Navy and his speedy marriage. It is certain that a strong effort will be made in high quarters to arrange for the Prinee's betrothal to Princess Margaret of Prussia, the youngest daughter of the Empress Frederick. Lor 1 Beaumont died on Saturday in London, in his 44r h year. Lord Herschell will speak at Portsmouth on February 12. The Duke of Norfolk will be a candidate in the City for the County Council. "General" Booth, having terminated bis mission to India, sailed from Bombay for England on Saturday. The Qaeen intends to confer the style of Royal Highness upon Princess Victoria of Tack. It is believed in India that the title Sir F. Roberts will select will be Lord Roberts of Candahar. When the nlws of Cardinal Manning's death was broken to the Pope he said, I feel that my àour, also, i, approaching." Dr. Bick^rsteth, Bishop of Exeter, who was born at Islington, completes his 67th year this week. David J. William, who celebrated his 102 birth- day a. few days ago at his home in Saratoga, is still hale and hearty. Dr. Frederic Septimus Leighton, father of Sir Frederic Leighton and Mrs. Sutherland Orr, died ou Sunday night, at the age of 92. The Cardiff Corporation have resolved to confer the freedom of the borough on the Lord Mayor of London, on the occasion of his visiting Cardiff on July 1st. Sir Oscar Clayton, C.B., C.M.G., the famous surgeon, died at his residence, Harley-street, London. on Tuesday morning from exhaustion. resulting from a prolonged attack of gout, at the age of To years. Mr. Jackett, of Aberayron, died peacefully on Tuesday at the advanced age of eighty, esteemed and regretted by all who knew him. He was the father of the Rev. R. Jackett, of St. Stephen's Church, Danygraig, Swansea. The Duke of Devonshire has summoned a meeting ot the Liberal Unionists at Devonshire House on the 8th of February, for the purpose of electing their Leader in the House of Commons, Mr. Chamberlain will probably be formally ap- pointed The !e-ters which Cardinal Manuing wrote to Mr. Gladstone duriug the earlier period of their Intimacy were returned to the Cardinal some two years ago, when the Liberal leader was making a general arrangement of his papers, Mr. Gladstone remarking, I do not forget old days." The literary executors of the late Cardinal Manning are the Very Rev. Dr. Butler and the Rev. H. Bayley, members of the congregation of the Oblates of St. Charles. Sir Arthur Snllivan has completed the incidental music for the Poet Laureate's new play, which be undertook compose at the express request of Lord Tenuvsen. Lord Tennyson will contribute to the February nuinheror the Xineteenth Century a short poem on the death of the Duke ot Clarence and A vaudal.. ————————— The Marqnis of Bute, "honorary president of the Associated Societies of the Uniurliity of Edinburgh, has delivered an address in tbe ball of the Students' Union on David. First Duke of Rothesay." The Rev E. James, late minister of Canaan, Swansea, has received a unaninous call to the charge of Rhiwfawr Congregational Chuicb, near Ystalyfera, The lairst accounts respecting the health of the Pope are of a favourable character. Still, the Biforma states that toe members of the Sacred C„'l]ho„ met to concert arrangements far a concjive for the election of a successur to the Pupe. Cardinal Manning has died quite a poor man, considering the position which he occupied. Something" less than £ 3.000 in shares of the London and South-Western Railway form the bulk of his property, and, after paying off a loan con- tracted some years ago. the third of that sum is to be devoted to Catholic charities. The death is announced of the Rev. BrewinjGrant, formerly a well-known Nonconformist minuter, who became a clprgyman of the Church of En¡;land, lAnd f ir the past 16 years was vicar of St. Paul's,Bethnal Green. Mr. Hume Webster, the well-known accountant, company promoter, and horse breeder, was found dewd on Friday morning in a wood near his place at Mardea Park, with a pistol wound, believed to have been self-inflicted, penetrating the brain through the palate. The death is announced of Mr. -T. W. Vickers, head of the old-established advertising firm in the city of London. Mr. Vickers, who died, after a short illness, in the prime of life, was well-known to a large circle of business and private friends. by whom he was much respected. Mr. Vickers leaves a son to carryon the business. The death of Mrs. Dorrien Smith, the wife of the T,ord Proprietor" of the Scilly Islands, has excited universal and profound sorrow among the islanders, by whom she was greatly beloved. Mrs. Dorrien Smith died at Tresco Abbey, after a few days' illness, under peculiarly distressing circumstances. She was severely attacked with influenza, and inflammation of the lungs super- vened. when, just at the crisis of her illness, the only medical man in the islands was struck down j by influenza, and became dangerously ill. An urgent telegraphic summons was sent to Dr. Montgomery, of Penzance, but in consequence of I the heavy sea which prevailed he was unable to reach Seilly.until the afternoon of Sunday, the 17th. and. when he arrived, accompanied by a nurse from London, it was too late. for Mrs. Dorrien Smith was then dying. She was the Lady Bountiful of the islands, and was indefatigable in good works.
Air ploughs, V-shaped contrivances, to be f placed on the front of engines of fast express trains, are the latest schemes to get more speed. by overcoming much of the natural resistance of the air to the front of the locomotive. The plough extends from a few inches above the track to the top of the smoke-stack, the sharp edge of course in front. The little island of Scilly has lest its poet. He commemorated every great event in the annals of Scilly history during the last 50 years in a narrative poem. He also versified some of the many legends of the islands, while his recitations of his own poems from memory exhibited ex- traordinarv strength of memory. He was entirely a self-taught man. At Paris, an Monday, a man named Delmas was sentenced to three years' imprisonment and 3.000f. fine, on the charge of defrauding1 a number of persons, whom he had induced to subscribe towards founding Catholic agricultural colonies in Manitoba. Several of the shareholders in this scheme embarked for the promised land, but dis- covered on their arrival in Canada that it was unfit for cultivation, and they were obliged to return home. I wonder why that widow, Mrs. Hitterbv, jaints the p'.lItCS of her eyelids bltck ?"' In memory of Hitterbv. It's a mourning border just I like that on her stationery." "Iwactonpofthoaelitdo bisque dishes," she said to her husband. What for. dear?" "To cook the biscrts in, of course, Harry. Yon men ¡ don't knjw anything about housework at all."
DEATH OF rR. J. PERRY MORGAN, j WE announce with regret the loss from Swansea of another familar face, by the death of Mr. J. Perry Morgan, Winterbourne, Eaton Crescent, Uplands, ex-manager of the Swansea Branch of the National Bank of Wales. Mr. Morgan was some little time ago stricken down with illness, and thi3, coupled the fact that he was no longer a young man, led to his retirement from the Bank. Upon learning the facts of the case the whole of the bankers in the town and district, and several other gentlemen, got together and began the collection of sub- scriptions for the purpose of presenting a suitable testimonial to their old financial colleague. Death has been before- hand with them, however. Ere the testimonial could be chosen, much less presented, the intended recipient made his exit from the stage of life. Mr. Morgan was born in Bristol, January 3rd, 1826, and as a boy he worked in the Bristol and West of England Bank. He was subsequently cashier in the West of England Bank at Cardiff, but in 1863, on the promotion of Mr. John Dester. manager of the branch in S wansea, to the post of sub-manager at the Head Office, Bristol, Mr. Morgan was appointed his suc- cessor in Swansea. He held this responsible position until the failure of the bank in 1878, when he took up the business of a stockbroker. In 1884 the National Bank of Wales opened a branch here, and Mr. Morgan was given the management. This post he filled with ability, and made himself esteemed and respected by all with whom he came in contact. Mr. Morgan associated himself a great deal with philanthropic work in the town, and was one of the first promoters of the Christmas dinners to the aged and necessitous poor. He was treasurer and secretary of the Parochial Schools treasurer of Blind Institution, Orphan Home, and the Church Missionary Society. He was also a member of the Hospital Committee. He paid the closest attention to everything he took in hand, and local charitable work will suffer by his death. The deceased gentleman was first taken ill in September, but recovered in two weeks. Three weeks ago he was again stricken down, and despite the efforts of Dr. Latimer, he passed peacefully away on Monday morning, leaving a wife, three daughters, and a son to mourn their deep loss. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family. The funeral will leave Winterbourne at 12 o'clock to-morrow (Saturday), for the Mumbles Cemetery. Probably, the testimonial committee will be called together shortly, and will decide what steps shall be taken under the sorrowful circumstances.
ST. MARY'S SOCIAL GATHERING. Last evening a large and influential gathering, in connection with St. Mary's Parish Church, Swansea, took place at the Albert Hall. There were present—Canon Smith, who met with a very cordial greeting after his recent illness several of the clergy the Mayor and Mayoress the churchwardens most of the sidesmen ot the church, and several ladies. The interier was very chastely and artistically decorated, reflecting much credit on the taste and appliances of B. Evans & Co.'s establishment. Several hundreds partook of the cheering cup, the tables being presided over by the ladies of the congregation, Mr. Garrett, confectioner, proving an excellent caterer. Tea over, Canon Smith, the Vicar, too" the chair and in opening the second part of the programme, he warmly thanked all present for his hearty reception after 1118 recent illness, and their kind enquiries from time to time. This being his first appearance since, he could not allow the present opportunity to pa&s without expressing his deep sympathy with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on the sad bereavement which they had recently sustained in the death of the Duke of Clarence. He hoped, as it was God's visitation, that the event would solemnize all their hearts, and lead them to bow with due reverence to the inscrutable decrees of the Almighty. The Canon, then, after expressing tne pleasure he felt in meeting that large gathering, referred to the lebuildiug of the Caurch. He stated that up to the present, there was no definite plan finally approved of; but their object was to have a new and spacious church, ana that they were determined to haveoue, COBle wbat may. He impressed upon all present not to be led awav by any rumours as to the intended desecration of the dead. They would be treated with the utmost rever- ence and care. Upon that point they nee 1 not fear. He C<1Dcluded a strong appeal to aid him tu carry Ðut the design wheu tinally agreed upon and he hoped he would be able, with their kind co-opera- tion, to have such an edifice as would be worthy of the worship of Ged, and a credit to this large and improving town. The Vicar's remarks were received with loud applause. A long prugnunrne (f music was then gone through, consisting of songs, solos and quartettes by tne St. Mary's Choir and several amateurs. The vocalists acquitted themselves with much spirit under the direction of Mr. H. Radcliffe, the organist and a most mnsical and enjoyable evening closed with the National Anthem.
♦ PURE OZONE ON TAP. THERE has just been definitely opened at St. Raphael, on the Mediterranean coast, an establishment for the inhalation of ozone. The Times correspondent at Paris writes enthusias- tically about it. The establishment is based on the conviction, after long and conclusive experi- ments, that it is not worth while to seek suddenly to remove all the ills attendant on ansemia nor the deadly ravages oP-tuberculosis; but it is believed that an attempt should be made to rehabilitate the weakened organs by the infusion of a vital element, the absense of which is the cause of all the disintegration of the bodily powers. For a long time past attempts have been made to discover exactly to what people suffering from tuberculosis owed the accession of health which came to them on the heights of the Engadine. But there can be now no doubt that it is due to the presence here, even though in very small quantities, of ozone. Ozone is a powerful antiseptic, destroying the bacillus of tuberculosis and acting on microbes in general. It was natural, therefore, to apply it, if not for the cure, at least for the mitigation, of tubercul- osis and ansemia. Numerous attempts were made, which, however, much to the surprise of the experimenters, were not merely not beneficial but dangerous. The reason, however, was found to be that the ozone was not perfectly pure. but contained foreign substances, injurious, if not positively dangerous, to the affected organs. The treatment had, therefore, been abandoned, when a Paris physician. Dr. Donatien Labbe, whose studies were soon perfected by Dr. Oudin, discovered a mode of producing ozone of, so to speak, atmospheric purity, containing nothing but the elements existing in the air breathed in the most favoured spots. For three years experiments were made in the laboratories of the leading physicians of the Paris hospitals. Persons in an advanced stage of tuberculosis and anjemia I have been seen to recover strength, appetite and respiration, increasing even tea pounds in weight. Of the hundreds of experiments made during these three years not one failed, and the results were really surprising. The next step ras to secure climatic conditions which would supplement the benefit of the discovery. Thanks to the zeal and intelligence of the Mayor of St. Raphael, M. Felix Martin, the choice was made of this watering-place, a suburb of Frej us, where the old Romans sought health and amusement. Even in the Riviera no better spot could have been selected for the ozone cure. In the newly- opened establishment there are not only inhal- ing-roonss, where anjemic and tuberculous patients may experience the advantages of ozone, but massage and hydropathic rooms, the natural corollary of the ozone treatment. The rooms in which the patients live, promenade, and spend most of their time are filled with air impregnated with ozone, while the inhaling apparatus contains various quantities of ozone suited to each particular case. Already fifty patients have been attracted to the establishment.
ROSSENDALE ELECTION.-The polling for the Rossendale vacancy on Saturday passed off with but little incident. The result was declared as follows J. H. Maden (G.), 6,066 Sir T Brooks (U.), 4,841; majority. 1,225. The Baptists of Accriug.on haY subscribed the large sum of £3,170, to the fnnd for celebrating the centenary of the Baptist Missionary Society. Mr. W. and Miss Haworth have contributed Mr. J. Barlow £ 500., Miss Barlow £250., Mr. G. XV. Malcapine £ 500., and Mrs. Malcapine £250. Dickens parties have long been in favour in America, the guests all being dressed after some character in the great novelist's works. A new development is the "Martha Washing- ton" party for children, at which all the little girls appear in flowered chintz gowns, powdered wigs, muslin kerchiefs, and huge fans while the boys wear the costume asso- stated with George Washington.
SWANSEA SCIENCE AND ART SCHOOLS. ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES. The annual distribution of prizes in connection with the Government Schools of Science and Art was held at the Free Library last evening, the Mayor (Alderman A. Mason) presiding, supported by Dr. W. Morgan (Puolic Analyst). Mr. H. Maliphant, Mr. Salmond (New Principal of the Swansea Training College), and Mr. J. Williams were also present. In opening the proceedings, the Mayor said he was pleased to find such a satisfactory report. As to the numbers, he found that during 1889-90 they had 317 students attending the classes, while during 1890-91 they had 418, or an increase of 101 pupils. (Applause.) He thought they would all say that that was a satisfactory state of things. The number of pupils attending the examination was also very satisfactory, for out of the 418 students 399 put in an appearance at the ex- amination with very satisfactory results, as the prizes and certificates that lay before him went to show. (Applause.) He might remark ia reference to Freehand Drawing that they wanted as many students as possible, because it was well-known that that w. the ground-work of ue.rly every- thing aoanected with Science and Art to a certain extent. Therefore, he would impress upon the students and parents the advantage of learning Freehand Drawing. (Applause). As they were all aware they would be entering upon a new educa- tion. He referred to Intermediate Education, the scheme of which they would have before them in a very short time. He thought they would then see the use of Science and Art far more than they had duriug the past. In addition to that they would also have the Technical Instruction scheme before therr., and they would then also see the benefits of Science and Art. Io reference to the Science Department, he thought, taking the totals in Science, that thry were also very satisfactory, and he was pleased to tell them that Dr. Morgan had just informed him tlat he (Dr. Morgan) hoped daring the coming season to take up more subjects than he had daring the past. (Applause.) He (the Mayor) would impress upon everyone present, in view of the coming Intermediate Education and Technical Instruction schemes, the good that had resulted from these schemes in ether countries. He was sorry to say that they ia England had been behindhand in the matter of such education, though he hoped that when they had their Technical Schools established in the county or the county borough, they would be able to compete with other Continental towns and districts. (Applause.) The Mayor then proceeded to award the prizes to the student*, a list of which appeared in the issue of The Cambrian dated September 18th, 1891. Mr. Maliphant, in moving a vote of thanks to the Mayor, said he thought it was a matter for congratulation to have students so high in the proficiency of science and art as in Swansea. He then dwelt upon the advantages of the study of steel, electricity and metallurgy in a district ¡i like Swansea, and hoped that if any money was expended it would be for that purpose. Mr. Salmond briefly seconded. The Mayor, in reply, thanked them in ap- propriate terms, and asked that the artisan class would attend the school more than they did. (Hear, hear.) The proceedings then terminated.
SWANSEA COUNTY COURT. THURSDAY. FBefore his Honour Judge Gwilym Williams.] Re JOHN WILLIAMS.—Debtor in this case, who is an engine driver living at Brynhyfryd, applied for his discharge in bankruptcy. Mr. W. R. Smith represented the debtor, and Mr. Viner Leeder opposed the application.—In reply to various questions, debtor admitted earning at times about X6 per week.-Hi-q Honour remarked upon the unsatisfactory way in which the ques- tions had been answered, and said it appeared as though the transactions were perfectly fraudu- lent. Defendant had been receiving some E250 a year, and had been living upon all kinds of luxuries, at the same time owing money all over the place. His Honour could not entertain the application at present, and adjourned the matter. CARDIGAN GUARDIANS v. ESTATE OF DAVID SALMON, DECEASED.—This was an action brought by the Cardigan Union for the cost of maintenance incurred by them in respect of two inmates of the Carmarthen Asylum, who were entitled te participate in the estate of one David Salmon, deceased. Mr. C. H. Glascodine ap- peared for the Guardians and Mr. Gwynne Powell represented the administratrix. From counsel's opening statement it appears that two sisters of the deceased (Mr. David Salmon) were entitled to a share in the estate, amounting to about zE145 together. These sisters, Maria Salmon and Sarah Evans, wife of Ebenezer Evans of Newport, Pembroke, had been inmates in the ICarmarthrn Asylum for a period of about 20 years and three years respectively. The widow of David Salmon had taken out letters of administration and the estate realised a little over Y.1,000, but the share of these two sisters was deposited into Court awaiting his Honour's decision as to how it should be applied He (Mr. Glascodine) sug- gested that the whole share payable jto Maria Salmon should be paid to the Guardians, but only the costs already incurred in the case of Mrs. Evans, which amounted to something like JE50. and that the balance be left in Court awaiting further orders, as a question of costs had been involved. Mr. Gwynne Powell con- curred, and this course was agreed upon. MORGAN v. THOMAS. This was a claim for damages brought by the plaintiff, Mr. Griffith Morgan, a solicitor of Swansea, against the defendant, Mr. Peter Thomas, a relieving officer of Morriston, for alleged misrepresentation, by which means the defendant became possessed of a bank book. Mr. Webb appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. W. R. Smith represented the defence.— From the facts adduced, it appears that one Robert Hoskins, a pauper lunatic, had died, leaving a little money in the Savings Bank. Plaintiff had been applied to to take out letters of administration, and had retained the bank book in lieu of three guineas costs and expenses, which had been incurred in proving the necessary docu- ments. The defendant, however, applied for the bank book, in order to defray the cost of the deceased whilst chargeable to the Union. The plaintiff refused to give up the book unless the three guineas were paid him. However, in the absence of the plaintiff and his chief clerk, the defendant obtained possession of the bank book from the junior clerk, saying that the affair had been settled.—His Honour gava judgment for defendant, on the ground that Thomas was not liable, simply acting under the instructions of the Guardians. 0 MILES AND Co. v. TRtWOR RICHARDS.—This was aclaim for £1548, 9d., balance due in respect of a new dog cart, brought by the plaintiffs, coach buildeys, against the defendant.—The case was heard at the last court, when his Honour suggested that the matter be referred to arbitra- tion, in consequence of a question as to the value of an old dog cart which had been made in part payment. Mr. J. Popkin Morgan now appeared for the plaintiffs, and asked for judgment from his Honour, who ordered that a sum of X14 4a. 9d. be paid to the plaintiffs, with costs. MOUCHEL V. OwNEKSuF THE "EUGENE AUGUSTE." -Ti,is wasan Admiralty action, in which the con- signee of a cargo of oak poles, Mr. T G. Mouchel ot Briton Ferry, claimed damages from the owners of the ship "Eugene Auguste" for detention of cargo, and damages sustained, or the value of the cargo amounting te £9C>. Mr. C. H. Glascodine appeared fur the plaintiff and Mr. XV. Robinson Smith represented the defendant. From the facts adducad, it appears that a bill of ladiug was entered into at Waterford by which the plaintiff was to have a cargo of oak poles brouglit to Briton Ferry by the ship" Eugene Auguste." The vessel arrived in dock on the 25th November last, and on the following day plaintiff requested the defendants to take the cargo to the Copper Works Wharf, the proprietors having purchased the oak poles from the plaintiff. This the captain of the vessel de- clined to do, in spite of the fact that the plaiBtiff had offered to pay any extra charge. The cargo still remained undelivered, by which the plaiutiff was threatened with proceedings for breach of contract.—Mr. Mouchel was then examined.—Mr. Mouchel's manager (Mr. Bedford), stated that de- foudan, hati offered to take the cargo to the Pill, but not unless he (the defendant) was paid demurrage. —Mr. Gwyn Lewis, Harbour Master of the port of Neath, stated that Briton Ferry was a place where a vessel could be directed when bound for the port of Neath, and Red Jacket Pill could be mentioned in chartering a vessel to Brion Ferry, —Several witnesses were called to show that the Red Jacket Pill was part of the dock of Briton Ferry, and that vessels were frequently chartered direct to the Red Jacket Pill.—Counsel having addressed the Court at some length, his Honour gave judgment for the plaintiffs for £131, less £ 90, the value of the cargo, when that was released by the defendant, and further reduced by £ 15 10s., in respect of freight.
midd Ellen Terry SATS IN RD'ERE-SCE TO CLEAVER'S Juvenia Soap Many-thanks for the pretty parcel of u&efuliiesses you sent me. Ail the things are quite delicious." X200 to be given away in PRIZES on February 1, 1S93. A Full particulars envelop each Tablet.
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THE ROYAL NURSE. TO THE EDITOR OF THE CAMBRIAN." SIR,-In a leaderette in The Cambrian for last week Miss Hallam, the royal nurse, is claimed as a Swansea woman." As the successful career of Miss Hallam as a nurse, and a royal nurse, has the qualification to cast a lustre on the place of her birth, and as you were not quite correct in all your statements in reference to her, I have now to claim Miss Hallam as a Llansamlet lady. She was born at Forest Hall, in the parish of Llansamlet, and christened in the Parish Church, the date of which for obvious reasons I omit. Her father's name was William Hallam, and her mother's Mary Elizabeth. Her father came here some fifty years ago from Aberdulais, in the Vale of Neath, and was one of the pioneers of the tin-plate trade in the Swansea district. He con- verted an old grist mill at the Forest into a tin- plate works, and which is now one of the largest works of the kind in the kingdom, and owned by the Messrs William Williams & Co. Forest Hall itself has lately been demolished to make room for the extensive steel works in connection with the former works. Miss Hallam's mother died in 1871 and her father in 1875, and both are buried in Llansamlet Churchyard, as also are several children, some of whom died young. There is now a sister of Miss Hallam living in Swansea in the neighbourhood of the Hospital.—I am, Sir, yours, <fcc., JOHN JORDAN. Llansamlet, Jan. 25th, 1892.
LOCAL PATENTS. The following record is supplied by Mr. N. Watts, Offices for Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks Registra- tion, 31, Queen-street, Cardiff, 30. Bridge-street, Newport, and 6, Salubrious-place, Swansea:- APPLICATIONS FOR PATENTS.—William T. Pates, Cheltenham, siphons; William U. Hewett, Bristol, a combined brush and scraper for streets Augustin Fiddes and others, Bristol, improvements in hot- water apparatus for beating horticultural buildings; Birt Acres, Ilfracombe, an improved form of stereo. scope for viewing photographic pictures; Theodore J. Biggs, Frome, iuiprovements in adjustable saddle pillars and clips for velocipedes William Williams and Cuthbers F. Thompson, Llanelly, a machine for boring taper or paral'sl holes in metal or other sub-tances; Richard P. H<>dgens, Swansea, an improved machine for breaking anthracite and other cnal; Richard Pope and Charlts W. Hicklim-, Bristol, improved vacuum vlves Frederick Woolway, Bristol, an improved appliance for use in smoking tobacco; Harriet Crockford, Bristol, improved coverings for balls used in playing at lawn-tennis and like games; Alexander Barr, Bristol, heat-economising apparatus; Samuel D. Williams, Clytha Park, improvements in dynamo- electric machines Sydney Williams, Abergavenny, a case for holding draper's check books; John Passmore and Elias C. Cole, Bristol, an improve- ment relating to fasteners for harnes and horse- vi collars David Evans, Cardiff, an improvement in window-blind or suspenders; Richard Pnrdoe, Aberdare, a tubular standard for boring machine James Harvey, Cornwall, method of separating tin and other ores; Henry C. Tarn, Devonport, a new gime; William A. Green, and George Divies, Aberystwith, an improved apparatus for crushing gold quartz and other substances Samuel Baker, Ilminster, improved milk churn Charles Maggs, Swansea, an improvement in bankers' and other money cheques, coupons, warrants, or other docu- ments Frederick J. Eastman and another, Penarth, hydraulic hoisting apparatus Aaron J. Jacobs. Bristol, improvent8 in perambulators; David Hughes and Philip Davies, Bristol, improved apparatus for use in cleaning tin and terne-plates Thomas D. Harries, Aberystwith, an improved artificial stone; Joseph H. Newbrow, Newport, improved safety bicycle Henry Brecanell, Bristol, appliance for self-starting gas engines; John W. Ganz and another, Swansea, improved locking-stud or clasp, for attaching collar to shirt, and for such like purposes; Charles Tye and George Barrett, Newport-, cycle bearings; William Mackenzie and Silas Williams, Cardiff, an improved iron stepping block as used in street tramways. I INVENTIONS PROVISIONALLY PROTECTED. W. H. Lewis and another, Cardiff, an improved fire- screen; Samuel W. Plumbe, Cheltenham, an improved roller-skate; William H. Header, I Ply month, an automatic fish striker; Evan Williams and JohH Thomas, Pontypridd, improve. ments in miner's safety lamps; Edwiu W. Catford, Bristol, improvements iu colonring aud coating sugar crystals Richard W. Leaker, Bristol, I improvements in apparatus for purifying smoke; Charles A, Mitchell, Stroud, a gamp of table lawn- tennis Robert Fickwell, Cardiff, improvements in ships' signal lights Aaron J. Jacobs, Bristol, an improved game; James W. Parsons, Swansea; improved waist band fastener Robert Pickwell, Cardiff, improvements in boxes for matches and other small articles; Daniel Ward, Plymouth, improvements in the manufacture of concrete j blocks and tiles; Samuel D. Williams, Newport, improvements in dynamo-electric machines John Passmore and Elias C. Cole, Exeter, an improve- ment relating to fasteners for harness and horse collars; Alfred C. Snell, Saltasb, improvements in electrical accumulators used for marine purposes Richard P. Hodgens, Swansea, an improved machine for breaking anthracite and other coal; Edgar A. Johns, Swansea, improvements in mud guards for cycles; Charles A. Jones, Gloucester, improvements in incubators; David Hughes and Philip Davies, Maeteg, improved machinery for cleaning tin and terne plates Richard Prosserand Edward Seymour, Bristol, improved means for disconnecting runawav herses from vehicles; Cnthbert Thompson, Brynyrodin, an apparatus consisting of a series of rollers and lifting; gear in connection with metal rolling Thomas H. Wood, Bristol, photographic apparatus Charles Desprey and Charles J. Hole, Bristol, improvements in tramrar seats; John H. Prestbury, Cheltenham, an improved glass structure for growing crops. APPLICATIONS TO REGISTER TRADE MARKS.— The Copper Miners Tinplate Company, Port Talbot, No. 158,734; class 5. Tio-plates. terne plates, and blaek plate*.—John Cleave aud Son, Crediton, No. 50,449, class 42 sweetmeats.—John Cleave and Son, Crediton, No. 159,022, class 42 a sweatmeat.
ALEXANDRA. God alone can comfort thee In thy great extremity Alexandra He alone can give relief, In this hour of deepest grief- Alexandra! Sorely smitten, swift and dread, The dark clouds gathered overhead- Alexandra! Tend'rest mother overwhelmed, God direct, console, defend- Alexandra! Light of thine eyes" he seemed to be, Now deepest shadow Teileth thee— Alexandra! Life spotless, in a fair delight, Youth, love, and beauty closed in night— Alexandra! 0 strange, pathetic, mystic hand Relentless, smiting all the land- Alexandra! Beloved Princess, in thy woe, Dark awhile thy tears will flow- Alexandra! And we would not rash intrude, On thy sacred solitude— Alexandra! Only a word we send to thee, Low-whisper'd cross thy sorrow-sea- Alexandra! Not lost, not lost, but gone before, Where no grim wrecks are on the shore, But peace, joy, light, for evermore- Alexandra! SIETHELBA. Sunday, January 17th, 1892.
SWANSEA SCHOOL BOARD. The usual monthly maeting of the Swansea School Board was held at the offices of the Board, Fisher-street, on Wednesday afternoon, Mr. Wm. Morgan (chairman) presiding, and the other members present were Captain James Howell (vice-chairman), Canon Richards, the Revs. John Davies, Watcyn Morgan, Dyfodwg Davies, Wm. Evans, and Stephen Davys, Messrs. J. L. Owen, David Harris, W. Watkins, C. H. Glascodine, and Dr. Rhys Davies. SCHOOLS MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. The minutes of the above committee recom- mended the payment of £ 5 as bonus to the head teacher of the Llangyfelach School, aud also the sum of Xlo annually to Miss Mary Richards, trained certificated assistant of the Morriston School; also to appoint Mr. Thomas H. Evans, assistant at the Pentrepoth School as the successor of Mr. R. E. Bevan, resigned and that the Clerk be authorised to advertise for a trained certifi- cated assistant for the Plasmarl School (Girl's Department.) Mr. David Harris, as Chairman of the Com- mittee, moved the adoption of the minutes. The Rev. D/fodwg Davies seconded. The Rev John Davies referred to a clause in the minutes, which stated that a letter had been received from the managers of the Cadle School asking the Board to recognise Mrs. Samuel, the trained certificated assistant in charge of the Infants' Class, as head teacher of such class, since the attendance of the Infants were no longer reckoned in assessing the head master's salary. The committee had adjourned the matter for a month, but he moved thatj the wish of Mrs. Samuel be acceded to. Dr. Rhys Davies seconded. Mr. J. L. Owen asked who was at present the head of the Infants' Department. The Clerk (Mr. Halden) in reply said, the head-master (Mr. T. Samuel), as it was a mixed school. The Chairman explained that the object was to make them separate. Canon Richards observed that it simply meant that Mrs. Samuel was now an assistant, but if she was appointed the Head-mistress, she would do the same work, but would want an increase of zElO salary. (Laughter.) Mr. David Harris said that they had in that school something like 200 children, and if they divided it, they would have to pay Mr. Samuel as head teacher £ 150 a year, and bia wife about £ 80, for about an average attendance in the infant school of 45. If that school was entitled to have a mistress for the Infants' department, he thought that all the other mixed schools under the Board could substantiate a similar claim. With the exception of the Llangyfelach and Gorseinon schools, the Cadle school was the smallest under the Board. At the Terrace-road school, they had given Miss Smedley a bonus of £ 10 a year in consideration, he believed, of excellent services. The same might be said with regajid to the Cadle school, as undoubtedly were it not for Mrs. Samuel's ability, the efficiency of the school would not be so good. But they must take the head teacher, Mr. Samuel, and Mrs. Samuel, as man and wife, for the money un- doubtedly went into the same pocket. The total salary at present paid, was, he thought, quite adequate. Mr. J. Lovatt Owen remarked that he felt it was the weakest case he had ever heard of an effort to divide a school into two departments, when the average attendance of one of them was only 45. The average cost per head of the schools under the whole Board was certainly a large figure, bat this school cost more than half as much again as that sum. Cadle was at present too small with only 45 iufauts to b. cut off for the sake of the Head Teacher alone, and not for the sake of the Board. The amendment was then put and lost. The Rev. John Davies then referred to the minute whicti resolved that the members of the Board be appointed managers of schools, except in those cases in which they had any child engaged as teacher. He leferred particularly to Cadle, in which nearly all the mauagers would be affected by the latter clause, and withdrew his own name from the list. He also moved that the minute be referred back for further consideration. Mr. David Harris also thought the best course would be to refer the matter back, and this course was agreed upon. Mr, J. Lovatt Owen took objection to the minute relating to bonus of k5, recommended to be paid to the head teacher of the Llangyfelach School, and called the attention of the Board to the scale, which only affected the schools that obtained the excellent merit grant—not a part of the *cbool before the head teacher was entitled to the bonus. In the present case the school had failed to obtain that excellent merit grant as a whole, and he would move that the minnte be expunged. Canon Richards seconded, and observed that they might have a dozen such applications next month. The amendment WHS then put aad carried. Dr. Rhys Davies, irk referring to two new appoint- ments d ex-pupil teacher assistants, asked how it was that one Annie Bowen, who, he understood, was at the top of the list of six, in the recent Scholarship Examination, five of whom were now serving under the Board, was not appointed ? The Rev. Dyfodwg Davies replied that the real cause why Miss Bowen was not appointed under the Board was because she was trained in the Infants' department, there being no such vacancy at the time she made her application. The Chairman said he presumed that when there was a vacancy Miss Bowen would be en- gaged. The matter then dropped. Mr. J. Lovatt Owen again referred to the matter of bonuses. In the present case it was to Miss Mary Richards, assistant at the Morriston School, who was to be paid .£10 as bonus. He opposed it strongly as he could not see why she should be paid more than the scale, which was made for the whole of the teachers. He moved that the minute be referred back. Mr. David Harris said the reason why the increase was recommended was because Miss Richards held a drawing certificate which no other certificated teacher under the Board held. He also subsequently explained that Miss Richards was now applying for the same bonus, in addition to the general rise of £10 in the scale of salary, that she would have been entitled to before the rise. Mr. W. Watkins seconded the amendment, which was put and carried, as were also tha minutes as amended. SCHOOLS BUILDING COMMITTEE. The minutes of the above committee authorised the assignment of the contract for the erection of the new Higher Grade School, and also the pay- ment of JE50 to the contractors for the addition to St. Helen's School (Infant's Department). Captain James Howell, as Chairman of the Committee, moved the adoption of the minutes. He said there was nothing of importance to dwell upon, with the exception of the building of the new Higher Grade School. It was gratifying to find that the assignment was about to be carried out successfully without any interference with the work. Mr. J. Lovatt Owen seconded. The Rev. Dyfodwg Davies moved that the matter referring to the assignment of the con- tract of the building of the new Higher Grade School be referred back in consequence of there having been alleged to be certain omissions in the builder's specifications, so that they might be now rectified. The Rev. D. Watcyn Morgan seconded. Mr. David Harris, Canon Richards, and Mr. C. H. Glascodine opposed the amendment, which was negatived. The minutes were then confirmed. THE TRUANTS' SCHOOL COMMITTEE. The minutes of this committee recommended that the salary of the Superintendent and Matron of the Truants' School be increased from X80 to £100 per annum. The Rev. Wm. Evans, as Chairman of the com- mittee. moved the adoption of the minutes/and in reference to the proposed increase said the Committee had gone into the matter very care- fully, and had compared the salaries of otiier per- sons holding similar positions, which was larger than was given by their own Board. He also re- ferred to the fact of the proposed enlargement of the school, and thought the Superintendent had rendered very valuable service to the Board. Canon Richards seconded, and also spoke of the low salary at present given. Mr. J. Lovat Owen desired to repeat what he had said in committee. He did not agree with making so large an advance as onc-foonh of the entire salary at one step. Ho had no objection to an advance of B10 before the size of the school was enlarged. In regard to the enormous increase of the total expenses of the Board, Mr. Owen read figures showing that a few years back the cost of teaching per head under the Sabool Board was about £1 19J. 71ti., but, according to the latest returns, the cost had rissn to something like X2 6s. 3fcl. That was caused simply through the advancement in salaries and bonuses, while the results were no better. He moved that the increase be to £00 per annum. There being uo seconder, the motion fell through, and the minutes were adopted. SCHOOL ATTENDANCE COMMITTEE. The Chairman, in the absence of Canon Gauntlett, who is Chairman of the School Attendauee Committee, moved the adoption of the minutes of this committee, and congratulated the Board on the fact that Swansea and Bolton stood at the top of the lilllt in the school attendance returns. The Rev. Wm. Evans seconded. Canon Richards remarked that his attention had been drawn to the fact that the average at- tendance at the Danygraig Schools was smaller than in previous years. It indicated that the work of the school attendance officers was being very inadequately discharged, and he thought they wanted sharpening up. The Chairman concurred. The minutes were then adopted. THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. The Finance Committee's minutes showed that a balance of £2,754 5s. 9d. stood at the credit of the Board and that the Clerk reported that the following sum had been received since the last meetinl- of the Committee X2,170 4s. lOd. including S2.101 10. 2d. paid by the Swansea County Council. The Clerk also reported that a sum of E2,68V 18s. was still unpaid on the precepts dated July 29th last and due 20th December. In the absence of Mr. D. R. Lewis (Chairman of the Committee) the Chairman moved the adoption of the minutes. Mr. David Harris seconded, and the minutes were adopted without dissent. DUAL APPOINTMENTS UNDER THE BOARD. In accordance with a notice of motion given at the last meeting, the Rev. Stephen Davys moved That it be a standing order of this Board that no member of the Board be eligible for appointment as Chairman of more than one chair under the Board, and that this meeting begs to leave it to the honour of the present occupant of the Vice-chair and the Chairman of the Schools Building Committee, to resign the Vice-chair in order to avoid the creation of a precedent in such dual appoint- ment." He offered no apology for bringing forward the resolution, but at tne same time he wished it to be understood that he did net bring it forward from any ill-feeling towards the present occupant of both chairs. Captain Howell had been a friend of his for some years past, and he (Mr. Davys) had nothing to say against him, nor attached any blame to him for the bringing for- ward of the motion. If honours dropped upon a man by two's and three's, he (Mr. Davys) did not think that the man should be blamed for it. However, he thought a spirit of "cliqueism" predominated when Capt. Howell was appointed to both chairs, and he thought that it should not be tolerated on the Board. It was no resting-place for the storm-petrel, and the Education Act recognised no faction or sbade of politics. It was quite true that different denominations emulated with each other to send a larger number of representatives on the Board, but he believed thut all that emulation ceased at the election day. He looked upon the position of Chairman as a position of honour, that should be given to such members of the Board as had been most useful and faithful to education generally. He did not wish to enter into any invidious comparisons, but he would say that there were, at the first sitting of the Board, gentlemen quite as worthy as their friend, Captain Howell, for the position, but who were entirely unrecognised as crumbs which were allowed to drop from the upper chairs. (Laughter.) He then referred to Canon Richards, as one who had been some 15 years con- nected with the Board, and had had no offer of any appointment except the simple crumb others would not take," such as the chairman- ship of a minor committee, and quoted figures showing that the Church, with some 33,000 votes, and sending five members on the Board, or one-third of the whole number were actually unrecognised. In conclusion, he said the Board never before had had one member holding two chairs, and he thought it was a bad precedent. He hoped the resolution would be passed, and that the vice-chairmaa would to his hOHour resign the seat. Mr. C. H. Glascodine seconded, and said that he wished to disclaim entirely any feeling, not only of favouritism, but also of prejudice. (Hear, hear). He also thought it was a sad example of feeling which animated some mem- bers of the Board when the gentleman who was unquestionably the father of the Board—a member who had served the Board for a matter of fifteen years—went without honours, while they were heaped in dual form upon one man. They should, as a Board, look upon each other as only supporters of education. He slightly disagreed with one part of the resolution, and that was as to which chair Capt. Howell should vacate, as that gentleman should be allowed to use his own discretion. (Hear, hear). Canon Richards said he was certainly of opinion that the honours of the Board should be divided, although he bad arrived at that period of the game where honours did tiot count. (Laughter.) Mr. David Harris thought tLe motion simply meant a vote of censure on Captain James Howell. (Cries of No, no.") The Chairman remarked that the Board was not alone in the matter, as at Manchester, Nottingham, London, Bristol and Sheffield, members of the School Board helddaal appointments. Mr. W. Watkins opposed the resolution, and also characterised it as a vote of censure on the vice-chairman. Canon Richards expressed a hope that the aesond clause would be withdrawn, as he wished that the matter should be only enforced in the future and not affect the present vice-chairman. Rev. Stephen Davys at first consented to this, but upon Mr. David Harris objecting, the motion was put in its entirety, when only three voted for it-the Rev. Watcyn Morgan and the mover and seconder. The resolution was therefore declared lost. The proceedings then terminated.
TREBOETH PUBLIC HALL. PLEASING RESULT OF A BAZAAR. The people of Treboeth, Tirdeunaw, &c., are to be congratulated upon the fact that they have now cleared off the dbt wbioh remained on their public hall at Treboeth, and the cost of which was almost defrayed by private subscriptions. It is needless for us to again dilate upon the energy the promoters displayed, upon the tact which characterised their efforts in carrying out the arrangements, and upon the liberal and ready response which the public men of the district accorded their appeals for subscriptions. The sum of JE60, however, remained on the Hall, and with the object of wiping this out a bazaar was held in the Hall on Saturday afternoon last, and was largely and iofluentially attended. The numerous 8talis were very prettily decorated, being laden with useful and fancy articles of every description. The bazaar was opened by Mrs. Thos. Freeman, who delivered a short and appropriate address. Addresses were also given by Ald. Thos. Freeman (deputy Mayor) Councillor E. R. Daniel (High Sheriff). Councillors James Naysmith and Rees Jones and the Rev. Isaac Thomas. The stalls wre efficiently presided over by Mrs. E. Rice Daniel and Mrs. Morris (Alltyscrech House). Mr. Morris had charge of an interesting museum and art room, where there was a splendid collection of antique coins, paintings, curios &c., a number of which were kindly lent for the occasion by Mr. Evan Lewis (Royal Institution of South Wales). A very enjoyable time was spent by everyone. It is pleasing to state that the proceeds of the bazaar were sufficient to pay off the £ 60, so that the Treboeth Hall is now "free and unfettered."
ILLNESS OF COLONEL J. W. MORGAN, OP BOLGOED.—We regret to state that Colonel BOLGOED.—We regret to state that Colonel Morgan, of Bolgoed, is still in a critical condition, and that the general condition of his health re- mains unchanged. Dr. Francis, of Brecon, is in daily attendance. BRISTOL AND WEST OF ENGLAND BANK. -At the annual meeting of the Bristol and West of England Bank, at Bristol, yesterday, the following resolution was passed "that the re- port be received and adopted and that a dividend be paid at the rate of 10 per cent, per annum, free of Income-tax, and a bonus of 2s. per share on 30,000 shares, and 6d. per share on 10,000."
SIR JOHN JONES JENKINS AND CABMARTHRN AND LLANELLY BOROUGHS. Sir John Jones Jenkins, o The Grange, has now decided to contest the Carmarthen Boroughs at the next election in the interests of the Unionist party. In the course of his address. which he has just issued, Sir John says ;—" As I am personally well known to most of you, having already bad the honour of representing you in the House of Commons, I believe effectively, and certainly conscientiously, it is unnecessary that I should sow place my political views before you; suffice it to say that, should I again be elected to represent you I should do my utmost to serve yon, both imperially and locally, in the best interests of my native Country and the Boroughs which I should directly represent." The Conservatives of Swan- sea are placed in an awkward position by the decision of Sir John, as they fully expected him to contest the Swansea Borough. They are now we hear, lookiug about them for another suitable gentleman to enter the lists against Swansea's veteran Radical representative. It is understood that Sir John has not in any way changed his political creed since be refused to follow Mr. Glad- stone in his tben-nnexplained and never-since-eluci- dated proposal of Home Rule for Ireland. On all other points be claims to be as progressive" as ever he was; but Sir John at the present moment makes a special olaim to the consideration of the Carmarthen and Llanelly constituency on the ground that, as a manufacturer and commercial man, he might be of considerable service to the community, as a representative in Parliament of the greatest of South Wales Metal Industries, the Tin-plate Trade. With such an American States- man as Mr. McKinley, doing all be can in the United States to kill down the Tin-pla-e Trade in Wales and transfer it to Yankee-land, Sir John thinks, and rightly thinks, that there ought to be a representative Manufacturer in the House of Commons. He also thinks it necessary to use the leverage of Parliament to prevent the down- throw of the tin-plate trade with Batoum, which is now endangered by the proposals to allow the carriage of petroleum in bulk through the Suez Canal. These, it must We admitted, are highly important considerations. Party shibboleths are very strong, and party politicians are loudly inculcating, as the highest duty of man," that all electors should jump like sheep through the hedge after their leader. There are some. however, who think that Men are more important in the House of Parliament than Puppets, and that a moderate man, like Sir John Jones Jenkins, having the highest interests of the Industry of his native country at heart, would be of more use than any one-sided partisan. This issue remains to be fought oat. Meanwhile, it is clear that Sir John will carry with hiin into his contest the sympathies of large numbers who care more for commercial prosperity than for political fac ion.
LOCAL WEEKLY STOCK AND SHARE LIST, SUPPLIED BY STEPHEN P. WILLS, STOCKBROKER, 30, WIND STREET, SWANSEA. RAILWAYS. Market Prices. T, Paid. Buvers. Sellers, stock. Barry Dock & Railway £ 100 2u8 212 1u itbondda & Sw'sea Bay 10 7 7t Stock. „ „ Debent's lui 102 103 Stock. Rhymney 100 171 173 Stock. Talf Vale Divided Stock leO 73j 74î BANKS. 20 B'stot & West of Eiigl'd 7t 1St 19: 50 Capital and Counties.. 1\1 35 36 39 Glamorganshire Ord'ry t 4 6 5 Glamorganshire Pref'ce 4 bi 6 111 London and Provincial & 2tJ 21 20 National Bank of Wales 1-' 17J I8f 20 South Wales L'uion 7 llj llf MISCELLANEOUS. 25 Sw'sea Gas 7i per cent. 26 36J 37 £ 25 7 25 33| 3U 1» Neath "A" Watsrw'ks 10 10j 16? 10 D. Davies and Baas 10 \i \2% \0 Penrikyber Coilibry 10 71 71 10 H H Vivian Ci». A" S 4i cf Stock. 8wansea Uarb. 4 p. c. 199 Stock. Swansea Corp'tlon St'k 1M IOn loak 4 Swansea Wagons 4 J 3 3 Swansea Shipping a 4 2i 4 Swansea Mercti't Ship'g 4 31 4 10 Swansea Tramways ..10 24 3 1 Swansea Coffee H'"e Co. 11 Ii 1 Taylor and Company. 1 3 j Bank rate, 3 per cent., fixed January 21st, 1892. SELLERS. South Wales Union Bank Shares. National Bank of Wales Shares. Carmarthen United Breweries6 percent. Preference- Shares. English Crown Spelter Shares. Bevan and Co. Ordllla, y Shares. Swansea Shipping Shares. Villiers Tin-plate Shares. H. H. Vivian "A" Preference Shares. zEbUu Gloucester Wagon Bond. Glamorganshire Bank Preference Shares. BUfEKS. Glamorganshire Balik Preference Shares. Glamorganshire Bank Ordinary Shares. Khondda and Swansea Bay "Railway Ordinary Shares. Anderson, Cox and Co.'s Shares. Taylor and Co.'s Shares. STEPHEN P. WILLS. Date, Thursday, January 28th, 1892. Swansea. Telegraphic Address, Wills, Swansea."
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES AND DEATHS BIRTHS. On the 10th inst., at 8, Bryn-road, Swansea, the wife of Fred. Lewis, of a son. On Saturday, January 23rd, the wife of William Huxtable Light, 25, Neath-road, Hafod, Swansea, of a daughter. On the 24th Jan., at Llangrove Vicarage, reap Ross, the wife of the Rev. C. E. Squire, of a son. MARRIAGES. On the 26th inst., at Christ Church, by the Rev. Eli Clarke, vicar, Alfred, third sou of Edwin Sweet, Swansea, to Florence, eldest daughter of the late Captain Wilson, Swansea. On the 24th inst., at Christ Church, Swansea, by the Rev. Eli Clarke, vicar, Mr. Gee. J. Thomas, of West End Brewery, to Martha Collinge, of Borough Arms, Swansea. On the 21 inst., at St. Marylebone Parish. Church, London, by the Rev Canon Barker, J. Henry, son of the late John Fergusson, J.P., øf Kilquhanity, Kirkcudbrightshire, to Ada. Chariton, second daughter of the late John Charlton-Jones, J.P., of Liverpool, and of The Grove, Bodfari, North Wales. DEATHS. On the 23rd inst., at Fairy Hill, Swansea, General Henry Roxby Benson, C.B., Colonel 17th (D.C.O.) Lancers, in his 74th year. On the 26th inst., at Eaton-crescent, Mr. John Perry Morgan, aged 66 years. On the 21st instant, at Walter-road Swansea, Mr. John Eynen, aged 48 years, ledger clerk at the Swansea branch of the Bristol and West of. England Bank. On the 25th inst., at 15, Thomas-street, St. Thomas, after a short and painful illness, Thomas Snmerville, aged 55. Deeply regretted. On the 23rd, at Hampden, St. Briavels, Mary, the beloved wife of C. Aubrey Lewis, Esq., only daughter of the late William Evans, Esq., of Sketty, and grand-daughter of the late John Morgan Howell, Esq., of Alltygog, Carmarthen- shire. On 22nd inst., at Cwrt Sart, near Neath, William T. Williams, M.E., aged 37. January 23rd, at Firwood, Portishead, the residence of her daughter, Mrs. H. O. Wills, of Bristol, Lydia, widow of the late Thomas Seecombe, of Bristol, aged 100 years. On the 8th inst., at Loomis, California, suddenly, Mansel Sidney Berkrolles Nichols Carne, of St. Donatt's Castle and Nash Manor, Glamorganshire, aged 28. On Sunday. January 17th, at Carmarthen, Jane, wife of George Bagnall, aged 84. On Thursday, January 21, at Hill House, Llanbethian, Cowbridge, suddenly, William Thomas, in his 77th year. On the 20th Jan., 1892, at 3, Belmont, Bath, Catherine Mary Landor, aged 75. She was the niece of Walter Savage Landor. On the 24th inst., at the residence of her son 14, Montpelier terrace, Swansea, Elizabeth Matthias, of Cwm, St. Dogmells, aged 71 years. On the 24th Jan., at Onelton, St. Briavels, Gloucestershire, Charles Lord-Denton, third son of John Lord, of Orielton, Pembrokeshire, and of Hobart Town and Calcutta, aged 63 In memory of Joshua Williams, chief engineer of the s.s. Rhiwabon, wrecked off the Smalls Lighthouse, Jan. 29th, 1884. IN MEMOBIAM.—Jan. 26, 1883.—In memory of dear Henrietta Louise Spiller, beloved daughter of the late Robert Crawshay and of Rose Mary Crawshay. j Printed by Steam Power, and Published by THB. CAMBRIAN NEWSPAPER COMPANY, Limited, at e the Office, No. 58, Wind-street, Swansea, in the County of Glamorgan.—FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 1892.
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MANSEL OF NEW HALL. TO THE E8ITOR OF THE CAMBRIAN." SIB,—An inscription at Llangeudeirne records the death in 1767 of Mansel Mansel, of New Hall, Glamorgan, at the age of fifty-six. From what branch of that family did he descend? and how was he related to the Rawleigh Mansels of Swatisea ?- Yours truly, THISTLBBOON.
THE NEW DANCE "IOLANTHE." TO THE EDITOR OF THE CAMBRIAN." SlR.-A letter appeared in your columns of last week, signed "Tip-Too, and evidently emanating from a well-intentioned friend, but containing one misstatement which I think I ought to correct. It is true I taught the new dance "Iolanthe" last term, but not during the last "two or three terms" as stated. Your kind insertion of this correction will oblige.—Yours faithfully, M. LANGDON.
TO THE EDITOR OF THE CAMBRIAN." SIR,-A letter signed Tip-Toe" in your issue of the 22nd inst., infers that you have been misin- formed with respect to the new dance Iolanthe," which you described in your issue of the 8th inst. Permit me, as the inventor of the dance in ques- tion, to emphatically deny that either Miss Langdon, or any other teacher in Swansea, had taught the dance previous to its introduction by Miss Beesley, this season. As a matter of fact, I only arranged and introduced the dance early in 1891, and although I have imparted technical in- struction in "Iolanthe" to over 150 teachers of dancing, I have not yet had the pleasure of includ- iDg Miss Langdon's name in the list. The raison d'etre of Tip-Toe's" letter is too transparent to need further comment. R. M. CROMPTON.
A CREMATORIUM INSTEAD OF ANOTHER CEMETERY FOR SWANSEA. WHY SHOULD WE BE BEHIND THE TIMES? TO TUB EDITOR OF "THE CAMBRIAN." SIR,-It would be pathetic, if it were not humorous, to find so much talk and feeling in Swansea about cemeteries and churchyards, and the disposal of the bodies of the dead. The dead must be put away out of sight of the living; and especially important is it that we should adopt such a plan of disposing of the dead bodies as shall prevent injurious consequences to the living. Swansea Corporation has spent very large sums of money in providing cemetery i accommodation for the district, and now it is called upon to spend considerably more for the same purpose. I don't suppose that up to the present anything like a majority of Swansea people will suddenly turn round and express themselves as in favour of cremation rather than burial, but I think that a considerable number of Swansea people have arrived at that conclusion. Under these circumstances, I suggest to the local authorities the provision of a small Crematorium where dead bodies could be consumed, and a columbarium or receptacle for cinerary urns, so as to preserve all the remains that the fire will leave behind of ourselves and our dear ones. The practice which I advocate would, in the end, be cheaper, more expeditious, and more satisfactory, in every sense of the word.—Yours faithfully, CREMATIONIST. Swansea, Jan. 21st, 1892. +
♦ THE MUSICAL SERVICES AT ST. MARY'S PARISH CHURCH, SWANSEA. TO THE EDITOR OF "THE CAMBRIAN." SIR,-Two letters have appeared in your recent issues in reference to the musical rendering of the services at the above church. The "first letter was very misleading. I was present at the morning service on Christmas Day, and I never enjoyed a service at St. Mary's so much before, and I think when your correspondent "A Stranger" wrote stating that he was of opinion that it would be far better to do away with the organ and the choir than to be wearied with such music, he must have been out of sorts by over indulgence in the festivities of the season, or else lie did not possess an unbiased conscience, at the time he wrote his communication. With regard to the second letter, which appeared in your last issue, there was some truth in it, and there were also inferences which require explanation. The writer said "the music at a certain leading church (which I understand to mean St. Mary's) is not so good as it ought to be. Very well, why don't he and those who join him in the general complaint that no mprovement takes place," go forward and give tneir services towards remedying matters. He said "the congregation is a rich one." I think he overstepped the mark in that sentence. If he had said the congregation is a represen- tative one of all classes in the borough, mostly of the middle, provident, industrial, and poorer classes, he would have been more correct. But apart from anythiag that may have been written on the subject, there are difficulties in connection with the efficient rendering of the musical ser- vices at St. Mary's which do not exist in any other church in the principality of Wales. The choir is in the chancel, and the organ at the west end of the church between the two is the congregation. Is it possible for the musical service to be always rendered accurately under such circumstances ? I think not. Some refer- ence was made to the salary paid to the organist being the best in the district. That may be so, but I think that as the Parish Church is the mother church of the town and district, and also tha official representative church of State ceremonies, under such circumstances I consider that the dignity of the town and all official requirements are rightly maintained by such a position being filled by a professional gentleman of standing. A Church Goer" states further, that the number of hymns are limited. I think if he will take the trouble to go carefully over the "Hymnal Companion," he will find that during the last two years more than two-thirds of the hymns it contains have been sung at the services of St. Mary s. There is one more fact to which I should like to call attention, and that is if the services are so "wearied," from a musical point of view, how is it that the Parish Church, notwithstanding the large number of new churches which have been erected in the town and district during the last few years, is so largely attended every Sunday, es- pecially in the evening. I know a tradesman, who, until a few years ago, attended one of the leading aa Nonconformist places of worship in Walter-road, now regularly attends St. Mary's Church, and is accompanied by his family. Asked why he had changed his place of worship, he replied that he liked t. Mary's because everybody in the con- gregation j uined so heartily in the choral portion of the service. It is, therefore, certain that while opinions are divided on the subject of the quality of the music rendered at the Parish Church, there are many who enjoy the present musical services, although rendered under insurmountable difficul- ties.—Yours, &c., A VOICE FROM THE CHPRCH TOWER. Jan. 27th, 1892.
We are informed that the Taff Vale directors have received to recommend a dividend at the rate of 2i per cent. on the Ordinary Stock Act, 1889. Max O'Rell say< that by the wedding ceremony the French woman gains her liberty, tbe English woman loses hers, and the American woman oon- woman loses hers, and the American woman oon- inues to do M she pleases.
A TECHNICAL COLLEGE FOR SWANSEA. TO THB EDITOR OF "THB CAMBRIAN." SIR,-It is well remembered the gre..t disappoint- ment created in Swansea when the South Wales College was given to Cardiff; but if Swansea can now recognise her opportunity, and realise her citiins upon the consideration and attention of the Empire, there will be little cause of future regret that she was not made the honae of "Second-class Divinity and Philosophy." For second-class, in- deed, must be all other Colleges when to walk the streets, to breathe the atmosphere of the cloisters and balls of Oxford is for religion and philosophy" an education and inspiration stamped for ever on the lives of those who are worthy. But Swansea alone is without a rival to her claims to be the Metallurgical Capital of the world, for she alone has; what Sir Hussey Vivian stated in the House of Commons the best smelting coal that the world can produce in inex- haustible quantity." But does Swansea at all realise what her metal- lurgical rivals are doing ? And although all deeply interested know well enough, still the general pub- lic has little conception of it, and I will give the stateiueat of a few facts that your space allows me. In Prussian-Germauy alone there are eleven head Mining Colleges. Several of them have groups of Piepar*toiy Schools in the works and pit villages. All the Centre College* enjoy Government support, and are under Government control. What the Metallurgical and Mining Colleges of Freiburg and Claustbal are in Saxony all the world knows; and when my Son was there he had as fellow-students Australians and United States men, French and Spaniards, Greeks and Norwegians, Chilians and Bolisians, and even an Arab or two. Not only are the Government L.buratoiies and Museums almost perfectly (quipped, but all the smelting works for gold, silver, copper, lead, bis- muth, arsenic and antimony, and all the neighbour- ing mines, are opun for the work and training of the student*. At Leolsen, in Styria, Germany has a perfect Iron Smelting College. Although the "Royal School of Science" in London justly claims men of the highest rank as its Professors, and is no doubt doing splendid work as a head centre, yet the Charlotteuburg Polytech- nic at Berlin cost over half-a-inillion sterling tor its buildings, and has an expenditure of over forty thousand pounds sterling per annum; and since the conquest of Alsace, Germany has spent upon the University of Strasburg six hundred tnousaad pounds sterling, and has specially equipped her Chemical Laboratories at a cost of 235,000 sterling alone-autlicient of Germany to show the truth ot ome of her Professor's remarks: That German in- dustrial success entirely depends upon the high scientific tiduoation of her students; and by that means alone will Germany be able to compete suc- cessiully with the superior advantages which England possesses in her coal and iron fields." For France—who for long has claimed chemistry as a French science—she has her L'ecole des Mines" at Paris, and at St. Etienne, in the coal basin of the Loire, her metallurgists and mine inspectors, where the highest technical training is required, and given directly under the control of the Minister of Works;" and at Roubaix she has lately expended upon her Polytecbnie one hundred and twenty thousand pounds, with the result of having the most perfect Technical College on the Contiuent; and even poor little Switzerland has spent upon her Polytechnic at Zurich one hundred and fifty thousand pounds sterling, and for her Chemical Department not less than tifty thousand pounds sterling. Of course, there has been good work done in England; but it has been greatly assisted by per- sonal munificence. Witness that noble townsman (,f Birmingham, Sir Josiah Mason, who gave his fellow-townsmen two4hundred thousand pounds for a Science College. Would that some noble Glamorgan one would do likewise for Swansea. And there is a Technical Training College at Bradford to which the London Cloth Workers' Company grant X500 per annum for weaving, dye- ing and machinery. But the synthesis of my argu- ment lies in the necessity of sending to Zurich for a Professor of Chemical Dyeing in an English College. But I have trespassed on your space enough. An extension of the Science and Art Classes in Alexandra-road, the Chemical School and Laboratory of any private individual, however worthy in themselves, ARE UTTERLY UNWORTHY of the great National College of Mining andjMetallurgy that Swansea is worthy of, and entitled to. Nay, more than that—every Technical College in England will endorse the claims of Swansea to Government support, for their Metallurgical Profossers and Secretaries look upon it as intolerable. They have to send their students to Clausthal and Freiberg in order to complete their studies, instead of what they would gladly prefer that they should come to Swansea, and thus be perfected at home." I have heard it said in Australian and South American mining circles that Swansea has en- dangered her metallurgical premiership by her jealous suspicion that supposed secrets of manufac- ture would be in jeopardy if a Government College, with its necessary Experts, was established in Swansea; and that the last desire of her influential public men would be a Standard Assay Office and Laboratory for the Metal Trade under Government Experts, whose tests should be the final reference for the miners, the ore merchants and smelters of the Empire and the world." If such a charge is not utterly false, let it be remembered that Antwerp and Hamburg may yet lead the way, and the Electric furnace" press too closely upon even Swansea's perfect coal. Is my conclusion unmerited? Would it not be well for Swansea at the coming election to com- pletely change her "political vesture?" What record of political and economic influence that has benefitted Swansea can Radical and Noncon- formist representatives point to? The coming tide is with Empire and Imperialism, and as surely as noon follows the risinj sun will be the protection of British interests, the development of all that is best in the British race.-Yours, &c., JOHN HOPKINS. Nicholaston House, Cefn Bryn, January 21st, 1892.
On Tuesday the officers of the Egyptian army took the oath of allegiance to the new Khedive. The ceremony, which was attended by the principal officials, was an imposing one, and the Khedive expressed his satisfaction with the efficiency and the smartness of the appearance of the troops. The City Press draws a doleful picture of the shrinking subscriptions to the Metropolitan hos- pitals, and prophesies that, unless both the existing deficit be wiped off and the annual subscriptions increased, these voluntary institutions will soon become State hospitals, sopporrnd by public rates. The dispute between the United States and Chili appears to be in a fair way of settlement. The latter has replied to President Harrison's ultimatum, and virtually agrees to withdraw Sendr Matta's circular to the Chilian representa- tives abroad, declaring its issue to have been an error of judgment. The demand for Mr. Egan's recall is also withdrawn, and an offer is made to submit the Baltimore affair to arbitration.