ftoeirn. ¡ MARCH. 'Tis said-If March his entrance make, With leonine display, He will, at his departure, take A lamb-like sort of way. 'Tis also said—If March come in, The lion's rage without, And like a lamb his course begin, He'll lion-like go out. Hail, sturdv March howe'er thy advent be, 'Neath brill;ant skies, and air serene, Or if rude tempest mar the scene, All hail to thee March show* the vigour of the youthful year; In power of 1 if•1 and force to make Somnolent nature rouse and wake, To Springtide near. Out from his ca.ve with strong, persistent thrust, He drives the keen wind from the East, Which, tho' not good for man or beast, Yet makes the dust, The true March dust, symbol of worth unknown, Which can a king emancipate, Restore to him his royal state, And save his throne. Thus ruus the proverb, which none may mistrust, A bushel of March dust in Spring, Is worth the ransom of a king." So much for dust. No laggard force this -tirring month withs tands Ali'-ce on mountain, valley, field. Each power and all respond and yield To March demands. In trustful March the husbandman confides The fertile seed, with open hand, He scatters o'er the mellowed land, And doubt derides. With quick'ning airs March sweeps the pregnant earth. Blends ardent sun with softening shower. And plant, and blade, and leaf, and flower. Thus brings to birth. But often March, ere his full term is o'er, Would seem as tho' he would efface Himself in April's sweet embrace, And be no more. And April's showers invade the March domain, And shining- mist, and gentle breeze, Enshroud and urge the leafless trees, To bud again,- -Will wed with April. Of the match 'tis said, "The winds of March and April's showers, l: Have for their issue sweet May flowers," And, fitly said. T.S.S.
thtti etit,S t CLARENCE Mamma, may I have a cup of coffee ? MAMJIA: -No, indeed, it would only keep you awake all night. CLARENCE: Then may I have some more lobster ? MAMMA: -No. my dear, it would give you nightmare. CLARENCE: Then I'll tell you what to do, I mamma let me eat all the lobster I want and then give me a cup of coffee, that I may lie awake all nig-ht and not have a nightmare. If you want to live long', do not try to livt I, more than one day at a time. I MR. BOTHERALL I'm sorry, madam, to notice that you do not come to church as regularly as a year ajro. MRS. HOWSFULLE (calmly); I have two good reasons for not coming. MR. BOTHERALL: How dreadful! What are they ? MRS. HOWSFULLE Twins. His FRIENDS' FAULT. "My friends are responsible for my being locked up," said the prisoner. "How is that?" asked the sympathetic visitor. I was sentenced to be hanged, but they got the Governor to commute it to life imprison. ment."
SWANSEA'S PARLIAMENT AND THE HOUSE OF LORDS. Once more the Swansea Parliament is under the influence of a Radical Administration, and on Fridav evening- the members of both parties assembled in large numbers to diseu-s the position which the Peers of the Realm have assumed towards the various Bills promoted by the Liberal Government. Despite the inclement weather, a good sprinkling of the fair sex graced the house with ttieir presence. The new Ministry assembled in force, and took their seats to the right of the Speaker. Sev ral notices of qupstion., were given, after which the Ch,ancell,r of the Exchequer (Mr. C. H. Perkins) moved th■ ? following resolution That, in th opinion of t'nis H"~>use, the continuance of a sec md Legislative Chamber, as at present const tuted, is unjust, and entirely opposed to the principle of popular government: and the House is further of opin on that no Second Chamber -i,.Oul I exist unless base on representative principles. He sai I the House of Lords to-day was entirely different in constitution to it- original conception at the time of Simon de Montfort. The change I la in the land tenure of England affected the class represented in the House of Lords, which, at the present day. numbered 570 members, very many of them landowners The rig-ht hon. arentleman referred to the mutila- tion of the Habeas Corous Act oy the Lords. and said that in all questioas with mercy on the one side, aid truth and ju-tice on the other, the Spiritual Lords had always voted against the merciful side. The Chancellor of trie Exchequer also pointed out the divergence of opinion between the Hou^e of Lords and the people on various other questions of past policy, and, coming to their recent legislation, condemned their action with regard to the Liberal measures recently introduced.—The Leader of the Opposition (the Eight Hon. C. H. Glascodme) replied, and said lie was astounded that the Right Hon. trie Chan- cellor ot th? Exchequer had said notiiing ahout:a Bill for the rejection or which the Peers deserved the gratitude of ev^ry Englishman, aid by tAe passing of which without sufficient discussion the House of Cfffitnona had disgraced themselves. (Load OoDcsirion cheers.) No one woul 1 deny that the Hou-e of Lord", represented the highest intelligence of the country, and the higher forces of law anl order. (Opposition cheers) The Ensrlish Constitution was tne best in the world, comprising as it did Monarchy, Lords and Commons, and it had formed the rao fel of the cozi-t, tlition of other countries. (Cheers.)— The Minister for Education (the Right Hon. LI. Williams) followed, and pointed out that. while the Commons had spent hundreds of nights in diseusdng it, the Lords rejected the Home Rule Kill wi'h only four nights' discussion. (Minis- terial r. H..T. Morris(Devizes) having opposed the resolution, Mr. James Glass (Dudley) supported. Having briefly detailed the primary formation of the House of Lords, and its history through subsequent periods, the hon. member sugg 'Sted the placing of a House of Ladies instead of a House of Lords. (Loud laughter a.id applause.) The ladies had always played an imin.rtait part in the hi-.t.fry of the country, and amongst them, and not amongst the Lord- was to be f und the hisrhest intellect of the land.-A Conservative member, rising to a point &f order, i\(ked if it was right for an alien to-peal; in the House of Commins. (Loud -sries of <vrrUir," "Sit down," <fec.) Mr. Glassy retaliated, amid enthu-iastic cheering fro >> all Darts of -he House, that he was a naturalised Englishman- and the Conservative member sat down-on the floor-for. much to his di-comfr ure and mu h to the merriment of the members, the chair from which he had risen hal ben re- moved Mr. Campbell (Central Leeds) opposed. aftfr which Mr. Burnett (Lord Advocate for .srotl i jxi) moved the adjournment of tha Hoa-e, which took place at 9.45. p.m.
SWANSEA POLICE COURT. FRIDAY. [Before W. Richards and E. Roberts, Esqrs.] L I THE DRUNKEN LIST.—John McCall, sea.I.an, of the B.S. Jme, was, on the evidence of P.C.(9J) Davies, fined 5s. and costs for being drnrik and disorderly in Somerset place, on the 23rd inst.—For the same offence in Castle-street, on the 2md, Esther Davies, an ill- famed woman, of no fixed abode, was tilled 10s. and costs or 10 days.—Henry Fuller, cabinet maker, of n, Riehardsterrace, was ordered to pay and costs for being drunk in and refusing to quit the Pantygwydr Hoiei, Lower Oxford-street, on the 22nd inst. P.C.'s (3*) Bowen and (-7) Perryman stated the facts. SUSPECTED DESERTERS FROM GLOUCESTEB.—Edwin Bowen and Wm. Henry Williams, two labourers, described as of Gloucester, were remanded till Satur- day on a charge of being suspected deserters, for having in their possession army booti and clotniiig. SATURDAY. [Before W. Walters and W. Rosser, SEsqrg.] DRUNKENNESS.—Michael Ahern, labourer, Tontine- street, was fined 5s. for drunkenness, accompanied by diswderlv conduct, in High-street, on the 25th. DISCHARGED.—Kdwin Bowen and W. H- William*, described as labourers, of Gloucester, were brought up on suspicion of being deserters.—Detective Morris ar. rested tue prisoners who wore army boots and clothing. As there was no eviiei.ee to prove that they were desertert. they were discharged. ALLKOED THEFT OF CLOTHING.—Jane Rogers, a single damsel, of 80 fixed residence, was remaaded till Monday 011 a charge of stealing certain clothing, of the value of jE2, from 24, Fabian-street. COUNTY BUSINESS. TOPERS, &C. -Samuel Johns and Reuben Sims, labourers, together with Richard Johns, furiucemsn, all three bailing from Gorseinon, were ordered to pay 151. each for drunkenness on different occasions.— William Tucker, laoourer, of Peaclawdd, and Bees Bees, co Her, Ll indebie, were each fined 20s. for the same offeree. — Daniel Richards, farmer, of Pontardulais, was summoned for not reporting that two of his sheep were afflicted with the scab. He was ordered to pay the costs only. AILEGED DKUNKEXNSSS.—Mr. R. T. Layson defended two Mumbles young men named David John Gammon and William Bevan, from a charge of drunkenness, prosecuted, on behalf of the police, by Mr. F. 0. T. Naylor. — P.C. Allen said he saw the defendants drunk in the street on the same day.—A host of witnesses were called for the defence, the case being eventually dismissed. MONDAY. (Before the Mayor (Lieut-Col. Pike) and J. Coke Fowler, Esq. (Stipendiary). IHEBRIATES.—Dnvid Parry, haulier, 80, Dillwyn- street, Morristou, and George Miller, silver refiner, 44, Matthew-street, were lined 10s. each. for drunkenness, with accompanying disorderly conduct, in different places.—For the same offence on the btrand, Elizabeth Thomas. a woman of ill-fame, was sent below for one month to enj')y the hospitalitv of the State John 3u!livan, 3í', Charles-street, was fined 5s. for drunkenness in Castle-street, and for the same offence in Wind-street and High-street respectively, Wm. Morris, plumber, Bonymaen, and David Williams, mason, Pontardulais, were each ordered to pay 7s. 6d. A HABITUAL PIOK-POCKKT.—Thos. Hassett, a young labourer, Carmarthen-road, was charged with stealing a purse containing 5id. from the dress pocket of Mary Hictiards, at the Upper Bank Railway Station, on the 24 th Feb. He was also charged with stealing a purse con- taining s 6d from the pocket of Annie Price, on the same date.—From the evidence. it appears that prisoner was loitering about the platform of the station, and hi« hand was seen in suspicious proximity to the pocket of Mary Richards, who missed her purse. When arrested, he dropped the purse which he had pu-loined from the dropped the purse which he had pu-loined from the pocket of Annie Price. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and as his previous convictions for pocket-picking numbered four, he was sentenced te three months'imprisonment. YOGNG GAMBLERS.—TWO youths, named Edward John Corbett, of 16, Ann-street, and Thomas James Craig, of 1, Gomerian-place, were, on the evidence of Deteftive Gill, fined 7s. 6d. each for phying a game of chance with cards, in Oystermouth-road, on the 16th February. A DISHONEST SERVANT GIRL.-Jane Rogers, a single woman, of no fixed abode, was brought up in custody charged with stealing various articles of Ded-clothing, under-clothing, &c.. from 24, Fai ian-street, between January 24th and February 5th.-From the evidence given, it would appear that prisoner was a domestic servant in the employ of Mrs. Davies, at the above address. She took advantage of her mistress's removal from one house to another to steal certain articles, which she entrusted to the care of a pawnbroker.- Detective Lewis deposed to arresting her in High-sireet. -She now pleaded guilty to stealing some of the articles, and was sent to prison for a month. TUESDAY. [Before J. Coke Fowler (Stipendiary) and yr. Stone, Esqrs.] AN USDESIRABLE LODGER.—Ethel Thomas, alias Ciilia Jones, a married woman, living at Vernon Cottage, Maesteg, was charged with stealing one lady's hat. a jacket, a stiawi, two pairs of gloves, and a purse containing 3s. 10d., the property of Mrs. "ophia Zenuier, of 7, Tymawr-street, Port Tennant.—The woman, it seems, obtained lodgings with Mrs. Zenuier, and when sne left the articles named were missed. Prisoner was afterwards apprehended by Detective Griffiths, and some of the things were found in her possession while others had been pawned.—The Bench sent her to prison fer 21 days as they had no power to i flict a fine. SUNDRIES. —Elizabeth Davies, 6ingle, of 8ketty, was fined i. including costs, for being drunk and disorderly in Tin tern-street, on February lath.—For playing tip- cat in Fleet-street, on the 19th February, two boys, named Albert Fish, 65, Arsryle-street, and Percy Price, 35, Argyle-street, were ordered to pay 2s. 6d. each, in- cluding costs, or two days. WEDNESDAY. [Before J. G. Hall, Edward Daniel, and D. Howell Thomas, Esqrs.] COUNTY BUSINESS. AFFILIATION.- Willie Matthews, a collier, Llangv. felach, was summoned by Emily Powell, to shew cause &c.— After hearing the evidence, the Bench dismissed the case for want of corroborative proof. DISORDERLIES.—Ben Watkins and Ike Isaac of Gorseinon, for being drunk at Gowerton, were lined' 5s. and l'Js. costs. —David Johns, a doubler, of the same' place, was ordered to pay 15s. for a like offence. .SURETIES OFTHE PEACE.—Frederick Russell, a banks- man, Llang.vfelach, was summoned by his wife, Ann Russeil, to find sureties of the peace towards her. It was proved that be had iil-u-ect her and threatened her. —He was ordered to keep the peace for six months. INDECENT ASSAULT ON A GIRL OF TENDER YEARS.— Thomas Ritseli Kees, a carpenter, and a married man, was brought up in custody for indecently assaulting Margaret Joyce, aged teu, at the Bolgoed Quarry, near Pontardulais, on Thursday week. Mr. C. W. Slater was for the prosecution, and Mr. W. Howells defended. There was a large number of Welsh witnesses, and the case lasted a long time, before a full Court. From the evidence adduced, it appears that no the evening of the day named, the little girl was proceeding home with a companion, from the Pontardulais STational School. She lived near Pontardulais, with Mrs. Morgan, who had adapted her. About six o clock, as they passed the Bolgoed Quarry, they saw the defendant. At this time, some children were in front of her. On coming np to the prosecutrix, the defendant suddenly caught her by the arm, and succeeded in throwing her down, and lifter a violent struggle, committed a brutal and a most indecent assault upon her person, injuring her very much, and causing her to bleed copiously. During the struggle she called for her mother and father, but, strange to say, that although there I was a house close by, and a man was a ing his tea there Le did not hear any of her screams. On leaching home, she informed her adopted parents of what had occurred. Information was tiven to the police, and through the exertions of P.S. Letheren, the defendant was apprehended next day at his father's house at Llandebie, brought to Pontardulais, and fully identified as the man who committed tiie assault. The charge was fully proved by several witnesses, especially the boys and girls who were near the little girl when she was assaulted. The doctor, who examined her, als) proved the injuries she had sustained. At the close, Mr. Howells in ide astrong appeel to the Bench to dismiss tne defendant, as the evidence was most improbable, nut coiitirrned in the least degree, but got up by the zeal and ingenuity of the police. The defendant was com- muted for trial to the county Quarter Sessions, but was admitted to bail, himself in t20 and his father in £2u.
DELICIOUS MAZAVVATPEE TEAS. MAZAWATTEE TEAS. US MAZAWATTEE TEAS. ]F^T(TRR,T-O MAZAWATTEE TEAS. DELICTO™ MAZAWATTEE TEAS. LI-IOLS MAZAWATTEE TEAS. — —
j a^nl'emtn^aed VSTVKEK"~ A° unfortunate IH* rTIM OF A elgP. Walking along the Rue d'v*" b* sii'Menly saw a wom*n nali ^riS' an,j throw something at him M Vn' ^1.rect.,on' ,ive!y '• ducked." snii it i, fortunate he didYo'f^ th* woman ha'] throw,, a bott, f u ror his f«C". The flurd drenched his clothes thfm and slightly injuring him in one hand' "WhAt do you mean by thig. he stammered out as soon as he couM r«cover himself. The woman looked at him, and screamed. "'Good hpavens she exc! timed, I have made a mistake 8he was profuse in her apo'ogie*, but M. Voisin naturaliy thought that there are cases where ip ilosies are hardly sufficient, and that this was one of them. On being ",yen into custody, the WOffiW explained that sue hid mistaken her victim for a man who, afcer living withoher, had deserted h. r and her two children. THE SELF-SACRIFICE OF MR. GOLDWTJT SMITH.— In the new number of Temple Bar there is a story of how the late Poet Laureate received the first copy of Maud wh;lst he was visitor at a country hou^e, am) how he was prevailed upon to read the ooem under rather discouraging circumstances. Mr. and Mrs. Carlyle were among the guests. Now, Ctrtyb- would not permit himself to be read to by anybody. The problem was how to get him out of the way. All the visitors in the house were anxious to listen to Tennyson's delightful reading. Lord and Lady Ashburton were kept waiting. Chair. had been arranged in a quiet sitting-room. The visitor (ourselves amongst the number) were taking their p!ac-s. Tennyson was ref\,y" Lar|y'e w*s not indisposed to go out for a I V a7 wu W°Uld g0 Wlth hinK But ^ere WM the rub. Who would sacrifice the pleasure of hearmpr a great poet read his latest poem ? Pro- fe.-Ror G.ldwin Smith threw himself into the imminent and dtadly breach, and walked with the i»hi N'sonhpr
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FOOTBALL j AND GENERAL ATHLETIC NOTES. (By" ARGUS.") CARDIFF V. SWANSEA. Notwithstanding the fact that Cardiff and Swansea have been rivals ever since their birth in matters foot- ball. and that, at their former contest this season, Swansea won by one field goal andla try to two tries —nn extremely narrow win-the second meeting, which took place on Saturday last at the Cardiff Arms Park, was not looked forward to by 8wanseaites with any- thing like the excitement which has characterised the previous matches. In Cardiff things were probably different.. for the match was witaessed by quite 6,ljoo people. Very few travelled up from Swansea to see the match, as the Great Western Railway did not run an excursion. Swansea were without the two Lewises and Rice in the forward division, so that we suffered very considerably. Cardiff, on the other hand, were short of Hill oniy-it splendid forward, undoubtedly,—otherwise their team was a very representative one. The combatants faced each other in the following order CARDIFB": Back, Wat Davies; three-quarter backs—H. Biggs (captain), D. Fitzgerald, J. E. Elliott, and T. W. Pearson; half- backs—R. B. Sweet-Esc itt and Selwyn Biggs forwards —A. Lewis, Cravos, W. Davies, R. Davies. Cope. Elsey, Dobson and Smith.—SWANSEA Back-W. J. Bancroft (captain); three-quarter backs—C. S. Coke, J. Williams, E. Thorogood and Tanner; half-oacks-A. Wilcox and T. Biackmore; forwards—F. Mills, B. Thomas. A. Russell, W. Smith, R. Ambrose, A. Jenkin, R. Jenkin, and Aloxham. Referee; Mr. W. T. Jenkins,tNewpoit. #*# Bancroft kicked off towards the river end against a very strong wind and with the sun in his eyes. Norman Biggs returned, and the ball went into touch close to the centre flig. Cardiff worked down to the 25, where Gravos Dicked lID in an oOPn sr-rum hiil- the hall oma loaf The Cardiff backs fumbled badly immediately after- wards, but the play was kept itbin fifteen yards of the Swansea goal. The visitors' forwards relieved with a rush, and the oval went into touch: but Swansea con- tinued to get the worst of matters, and a dribble by Fitzgerald placed their goal in danger. R. Jenkins saved well. Immediately afterwards the leather was sent over, and Bancroft kicked dead. From a scrimmage just outside the Swansea 25, Fitzgerald gained possession and scored near the posts. Norman Biggs had no difficulty in converting. Shortly after Selwyn Biggs got the leather away to his partner, whence it travelled through Elliott's and Fitzgerald's hands to Norman BUgs, who got in at the corner, but failed to convert. At half time the score stood Cardiff, 1 goal, 1 try, 3 minors Swansea, nil, #*# Gns Lewis started the second half with a poor kick, Swansea now resorted to pas-ing, Biackmore and Tborogood handling, but the latter was an .bte to get far. Elliott and Fitzgerald retaliated, and the leather went into touch at the Swansea 25. Some open forward play was rather in favour of Swansea Wilcox, picking up at the heels of the foi wards, threw to Biackmore, who found touch at the Cardiff 25. A bit of mulling on the part of the Cardiff backs further improved Swansea's position. Cardiff went away with a good dribble, but a tine kick of Bancroft's put them on the defensive. N. Biggs changed the venne by a clever punt, and after some furthar play the leather went into touch well inside the Swansea 25. Sweet Escott picking np behind the scrum dodged round and scored the third try for Cardiff amidst loud cheers. Bigg's attempt at goal was: unsuccessful. Swansea now pressed the home team rather severely, the forwards keeping the ball as close as possible in the hope of getting It over. Gus Lewis gained a few yards by a dribble, but Swansea im- mediately retaliated. A determined scrimmage ensued near the ib flag, scrum after scrum being formed in this part of the ground. Williams at length made a dashing effort for the line, but was pushed into touch about four yards off. The Swansea attack was sustained until the home threequarteri, at last getting possession, carried the play to mid-field. Cardiff made a deter- mined attack, Elliott nearly getting iu. Thorogood re- lieved with a fine dribble, which was only stopped by the home full back. When the whistle terminated the gint.e play was in the centre, the score being :-CardilI. 1 goal, 2 tries, 3 minors; Swansea, nil. A- L' 1'- un tne days form, Cardiff were undoubtedly the best team all round and fully deserved their victory The game was uninteresting and calls for little com- ment. Two of the tries secured by Cardiff were the result of some pretty passing, and the third was a very sharp bit of work on the part of Sweet-Escott. Bancroft was the mainstay of the Swansea team and put in some very serviceable kicking. Thorogood and Coke, who is beginning to show his old form, were the best of the three-quarters while of the forwards, I fancied Mills, Russell, and the Jenkinses as being the pick. Blackmore at half, played a hard same, and so did Wilcox. They kept the ball in the serums as much as possible. #*# Davies was a pretty safe custodian for Cardiff. Norman Biggs and Fitzgerald pht}ed best amongst the tbreequarters, while, among the forwards, Smith and Lewis were very prominent. The Cardiff halves led tkeir backs well, and so brought about two of the tries.
"iIo WALES V. IRELAND. A FINE ASSOCIATION GAME. Association football has not been favourably looked upon in Swansea in the past, but since the grand game which was witnessed at the St. Helen's Field on Saturday last, between Wales and Ireland, it has gained almost, if Lot quite, as many, admirers as the Kugby game. There is certaialy more science in Socker than there is in Rugby and the 9,000 or 10,000 spectators-though, probably, so accustomed are they to the Rugby game, they kuew very little about Asso-iatiun-showed their appreciation of any brilliant bits of play-and they were many-in a very marked manner. Indeed the most enthusiastic Rugbyites, if the term is per- missible, could not help giving vent to their admiratiou in words which had a cheery ring to the Socker devotees, who, hitherto, have not been numerous in Swansea. *». There is no doubt that the object of having the match played in Swansea was to introduce the Associa- tion game into South Waies, and I consider it a very good move on the part of the Association Committee. Certain it is that Swan-ea people are very thankful to them for opening their eyes to the beauties of a game which has hitherto been practically unknown in the southern part of the Principality. Capital sides opposed each uther, and the game from start to finish, proved interesting, the majority of the spectators laughing heartily at the headwork by the various plavers. Ireland, at the start, had the best of matters, and at the interval led by one goa.1 to love; but as the game progressed the Welshmen improved 'and out-plaving the visitors at all points in the second moiety, Wales ultimately won by four goals to one # Of the thirteen matches played, Wales have won eight to Ireland s three, with two drawn games I sincerely hope that the powers that De will see their way clear to bring a few more international Association matches to South Wales. u" *#* The teams were as followsWALES final T Trainer, backs-O D. 8. Taylor and Smart Arrid"e quarter-backs—R. Jones T. Cbapm.n, and Abel HayeS forwards—J. Evans, B. Lewis, W Lewii F r J J R„IBEUKO:-G«,LT.' lorrans and R. K. Stewart; quarter-backs-T P Burnett, R. Milne, and N. M'Keown forwards—R^rroS' Gibson, Stansfield, Gaflihin and Dalton. Barrow, **# MOREISTON V. LLANELLY. ..1. correspondent writes :-Certainly one of the most interesting local Kugby football fixtures of Saturday last was that between Moniston and Llanelly at Morrttton Tue teams are old rivals, and have met twice before this season, at Llanelly. On the first occa-ion, Morriston was victorious by eight points, and the second encounter ended in a draw. The Morristonians trotted out strongest fifteen, and were pretty confident of success. The weather was beautifully tine, the ground was in splendid condition, and the v-te was a large one. The spectators were fully repaid for waiiing rather more than half-au-hour for the arrival of the visitors, and witnessed a fine game. It was a game worth travelling tniiei to see, and those enthusiastic devotees of the Rugby game who would not give a thinking to see even an Inter- national Socker match, and who, therefore, took a trip to iiorriston were well rewarded. #*# The following were the teams ■—Llanrlly.—Back, Llew Every three-quarter backs, M. Williams, A. Rees, Owen Badger, and Percy Lloyd (cdptaio) half-backs, Evans and Davies; forwards, D. J. JJaniel, C. B. Nichol, D. W. Nichi.l, Steve Thomas, W. Morris, Joe Owen, J J r.es" and D. Thomas Morristo*.—Back, J. Thomas'; threel quarter backs, I). Arnold, J. Davies, Tom White, and fir-7 i ^alf"backs. Ivor Grey und Ross Thomas RoWt«S'n 'wards (captain), B. Livingstone, T. XJRS&KK. «» "A- A-«. io1Morr!"to1»Ckh\<lf0'TT^r f'1'1.7' and P,aT settled doi»n an'l carried th* 1 ^0ni0 t«rward« raised the siege, where JS"fil-IV0 V'6 1her end of the kick out, Morriston ^avour- Aft«r the strenuous efforts to cr «. pSi tbe backs made being hauled down onCtrhe8infbntS' °,"b ™°a' the call of half-time when th«* LlaneUy relieved just at 2 minors; Llaneily? Mom,ton. toil with a magnificent kick Parted for Morris- own So. The Morriston backet T'T? ?"V to his but Lloyd saved by interception a n 1°°ked dangerous, nick of time, and'som^^ ^wed"" f .the got away, but was called buck, after which ROM Th ""g nearly scored. Daniel bribing relief with „ piay ensued at the 25 flag until White, with a fine sho?' nearly dropped a go.I, getting a minor. After thn h nC out. D. Eva's, from a mark, found touch in neutral ground, from a lin^out, Daniel got awav, and passed to D. W. Nichol. who was, however, stopped. and K. Thomas qu ckly regained the lost ground, aBd passed to Arnold, who chucked forward. White, however getting hold, punted, and again got clear until tackled' by Every. Liatiell-v relieved with some kicks into touch, but some good passing between Rees Davies and Arnold quickly removed play into the visiting quarters. Itees and Davies passing be.utifullv enabled White to race across with a brilliant try. Deacon failed to convert. After the drop out, both sides played their hardest, and Llanelly were confined to their own ground. Morriston continaed the press u til the call of time, when the score was—.MorrMton. one try, three minors; Llanelly, fit. To say that the game was Inferesting would be but to convey a taint idea of its real nature. The both teams started with considerable rtash which was kept up throughout, and a pretty, open, and fast wai seen, For the first five or ten r inut-9, Llanelly had decidedly the better of it. but the Morriston pack, by dint of hard icrimmaging, and the three-quarters, by useful kicking and passing, removed the p ay to Lianeily's territory, where it ren aiued f ir the greater part of the first hafr. In the second half, Morriat n again attacked and looked canj-eroiis on several occasions, the defence offered j being very strong. The Morriston forwards held the scrams finely, and again and agata the half-backs passed out to the three-quarters, who indulged in some very pretty psissiag, much to the delight of their sup- porters. The try which White obtained was the resell of a very sharp bit of passing, the leather being hamdled by the halves and by three of the three- quarters. w Morriston is fortunate in obtaining the services of such a quartette as they turned out on Saturday, but there is one fault with their passing which lost them some very gvod chances of scoring, and that is that they pass rather too closely and too low. On the whole, however, their passing was very good, and tbeir tackliug and kicking were equally effective. They far outshone the Llanelly backs in attacking, but the visitors defended their citadel in splendid style. It would be difficult to single out any one man from the Morriston backs as being better than his confreres. Harry Rees is a promising player, and he possesses plenty of dash. I have no doubt that, in time, he will develop into as good a player as his brother, Conway. Jack Davies put in sOllie very useful kicking, and played a very unselfish game. White fully deserved the cheer- ing which greeted his try. He is very fast and takes his passes nicely, as also does Arnold, the other wing, who did what be had to do well. #*# To the halves is due, in no small degree, the well- deserved victory of Morriston. Playing behind a splendid pack, they obtained the ball times out of number and transferred to the three-quarters with an alacrity which completely bawildered the opposing pair. They were streets ahefcd of the Llanelly halves who did not seem to be able to get the ball away front the serum. When they did ^succeed in doing so, littie advantage followed. Of the Morriston forwards, R. G. Edwards, Deacen, Roberts, and Livingstone were most prominent, but every man worked for all he was worth. They were better than the Llanelly men in the scrimmage, and had a slight-very slight-advayitage in the loose. The Llanelly front contingent came away with some fine rushes at times and kept up a good pace. C. B. Nichol, and Daniels were the pick of the pack, the former putting in some hard work. D. Nichol was in splendid form. 11< I have already referred to the visitors' halves. Of their three-quarters there is little to say. They played a good defensive game and that is all. Badger was not at his best, but he and Percy Lloyd, who was also a little off colour, were the best of the quartette. There was not much to choose between the respective custodians, both of whom tackled aad kicked safely. RUGBY MATCHES. IRELAND V. SCOTLAND.—The fact that Ireland had beaten England, and that Scotland had been defeated by Wales, caused additional interest to be taken in this match at Dublin, on Saturday, and there was an immense concourse of spectators on the Llansdowne- road Ground. The Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland (Lord Houghton) was present, accompanied by Lord Charle- mont. Captain the Hon. A. Henniker, Colonel Jekyll, and others. The game was stubbornly contested from start to finish. The brilliant dribbling tactics of the home forwards were well checked, and up to within seven minutes of the close it seemed as if another drawn game would be the result, as was the case last year. The Irishmen, however, made one final effort, and r sweeping everything before them, Wells scored a try, which, being converted, left Ireland with victory by five points to nil. Of the 17 matches played between the two countries, Scotland have won 14 to Ireland's two, with one game drawn. # NEWPORT Y. BRADFORD.-The famous Yorkshire clnb paid its first visit to Newport on Saturday, but as com- pared with the Welsh champions they played a very poor game. From start to finish Newport held the upper hand, and ultimately inflicted a crushing reverse on Bradford, to the tune of four goals, five tres to nil. Bradford played Cardiff on Monday, and won by 2 goals, 1 try, to 1 goal, 1 try. # SWANSEA'S FIXTURE LIST. FIRST FIFTEEN. Date Opponents Place Mar. 3- Devonport Albion.. oo. Home 10- Ireland v. Wales 10 MORRISTON Away „ 17— NEWPORT Away „ 24— TYLDESLEY oo. Home „ 26— WIGAN Home „ 31- Aberavon Away April 7- GLOUCESTER Home 1^ SWINTON Away „ 16— WIGAN Away SECOND FIFTEEN. Mar. 3- Taibach Away „ 10- Bridgend Home >. 17— CATHAYS Home „ 24- Newport Home 31- Aberavon Home
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+ BRITISH REVERSE IN WEST AFRICA. A small detachment of West Indian troops xtationed on the Gambia, co-operating with a force of bluejackets from the flagship Kdleigh and the gunboat Widgeon, made an attack on Friday upon the chief FGdi Silah. The British force sustained^ a reverse, and suffered a heavy loss. Three Daval officers and ten men were killed, land about forty were wounded. Lieutenant Hervey, of Her Majesty's ship Raleigh, is among the killed. Early in the week it was mentioned that the British forces were engaged in another punitive expedition in West Africa. Fodi Silah, a native chief whose territories are within the Bricish sphere of action on the Gambia, had been called upon by the Colonial authotities to surrender and answer for several serious raids made on British territory. lie refused to comply, and an armed expedition was ordered to proceed against the tribe. Forces were landed at Bathurst, the nearest point on the coast to the chief's territory, and a march inland made at once. A Keuter's telegram from Bathurst (West Coast of Africa) on Sunday says;—The reverse was sustained while the party was on its march back to the coast after a successful attack upon two native strongholds. The force consisted of 220 men of the Naval Brigade, under the command of Captain Gamble, her Majesty's cruiser Kaleigh, B.gahtpof tbe CKpe and Afncdl SquAdron. Tue party had taken and destroyed the stockaded villages of Kembajeh and Mundine, and were returning to Kembhjeh Creek to re-embark in their boats when they were surprised in an ambush near the mouth of the creek. The men endeavoured to make a stand, but owing to the heavy and destructive tire poured in from all sides they were compelled to retreat and take to the boacs immediately, leaving on shore a field piece and 6,000 rounds of ammunition, which fell into the hands of the enemy. Tne casualties on the British side were very Heavy, including three officers and ten rank and file killed, and four officers, one midshipman, and 47 rank and file wounded. OFFICIAL DISPATCH. The following information has been received by telegraph from Rear-Admiral Bedford, commander- in-chief on the Cape of Good Hope, and West Coast of Africa station from Bathurst:—" A force of fifty marines, fifty of the West India Regiment, one field gun, under Lieutenant-Colonel Corbet, R.M.L.I., proceeded on Thursday morning, administrator and self going with them as far as Sukukra. Destroyed stockade, &c. Slight resistance was offered. but no casualties occurred. They retained to Abako, and will guarci f^ut ying British Combo until rtinfo rcementsarrive. Captain G-amble, R.N., with 200 officers and men from Raleigh, Widgeon, and Magpie, and one field gun landed on Thursday at Madina Creek, and advanced on Birkama. They met with no rtsistance on landing, but were attacked after marching a short distance. Tney de-troyed tyo stockaded villages, but failed to find the principal one, and absence of water prevented advance. Yt-sterday morning, whilst returning, they reached the landmg-place before the tide euabled the boats to approach the shore. The enemy attacked them from under cover, and heavy loss was sustiiued. All showed the greatest gallantry and coolness a splendid example being set by the officers.
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RHONDDAAND SWANSEA BAY RAILWAY COMPANY. HALF-YBARLY MEETING—PEOSPECTS OF THE RAILWAY. SPEECHES BY LORD SWANSEA, SIR JOHN JONES JENKINS, &c. The twenty-third h-»lf-yearly ordinary general meeting of the proprietors of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Company was held at the Maekworth Hotel, Swansea, on Monday. There were present, Sir John Jones Jenkins (chairman), Mr. Morgan B. Williams (deputy-chairman). Lord Swansea, Mr. Thomas Cory (directors), Mr," S. W. Yockmey (engineer), Mr. W. S. Marsh and Mr. J. E. Goldwyer (assistant engineers), Mr. Edward Strick (solicitor), Mr. H. S. Ludlow (secretary), Mr. J. David (traffic manager), Mr. W. G. Sing (accountant), Mr D. R. Knoyle (auditor), and the following shareholders:—Messrs. James Hazel, S. S. Mock, David Rees, Thos. Freeman, Wm. Evans, F. C. Purchase, A. Webber, A. P. Steeds, W. D. Thomas, W. McHole, John Jenkins, Griffith Jones, Wm. Lloyd, G. Chitham (Cardiff), H. R. Stevens (Neath), W. H. P. Jenkins (Briton Ferry), E. L. Jones, J. Munday, Jonathan Jones. R. Thurston, E. Daniel, J. Beynon, R. Griffiths, Thomas Davies, J. Jordan (Llansamlet), D. F. Sugrue, F. J. Davies (Owm- bwrla), E. E. F. Sweet, Chas. Davies (Cleveland- terrace), Thos. Yorath, G. Parkin, T. M. Davies, J. Roberts, J. H. Thomas, A. O. May, W. Clement, Julius Smith, J. W. Lloyd, R. G. Roberts, J. G. Hodge, H. Griffiths, W. D. Enn., Richard John (Llansamlet), C. Hammond, J. Burchell, S. Treharne (Brynhyfryd), D. M. Llewellyn (Pontypool), and Isaae Williams (Morriston). The Secretary read the notice convening the meeting, and also the minutes of the previous meeting, which were confirmed. THII HALF-YEARLY REPORT. The following half-yearly report was taken as read :— The accounts for the half-year ending Deeember 31st, 1893. shew, after deducting working expanses and other charges, including the interest on the Debenture Stock, a net revenue of £1.776 19s. lOd. The traffic returns, as compared with the corresponding period of 1832, shew a decrease of £ 735 lis. 8d., the falling off being in the receipts from passenger traffic. Under these circum- stances the Directors recommend that out of the accumulated dividends and interest forming the reserve fnnd, the sum of £1.196 17s. 6d. be taken to make uptbe dividend payable on the Preference Sharea, and that a further sam of JE915 be applied In payment of one-half per cent. per annum on the Ordinary Shares of the undertaking. The works on the sections between Briton Ferry and Swansea are being vigorously pushed forward in order that the line may be opened in its entirety at the earliest possible date. The Port Talbot Company have deputed a bill in Parliament, seeking powers for the construction of a railway from Maesteg, and for the improvements of the Port Talbot Harbour. The Great Western Railway Company have also lodged a Bill for a line from Maeeteg to Port Talbot these Bills will receive the careful consideration of your Directors. The Directors who retire at this meeting are Sir John J. Jenkins and Thomas Cory, Esq., who, being eligible, offer themselves far re-election; one of the Auditors. Mr. R. G. Cawker, also retires, and offers himself for re-election. JOfllf J. Jekxibs. Chairman. Swansea, February 20th, 1894. The Engineer's report was to the following effeot:— 46, Queen Anne's Gate, Westminster. S.W. February 19th, 1894. My LORDS jnfD GENTLEMEN,—During the half-year the section of the Swansea Extension between Port Talbot and Briton Ferry has been comptetedand opened for goods and mineral traffic, and two miles, being half the total length, of the Swansea Approach Railway between the Neath River Bridge and Swansea, have been formed and the permanent way laid. Considerable progress has been made with the Neath River Crossing Railway. With the exception of five cylinders, the whole of the foundations of tha Neath River Bridge have been completed, and the girders of three out of the seven spans are on the ground, and in course of erection. An accident which occurred in sinking one of the main cvliaders has now been rectified, and the work is pro- ceeding expeditiously. The Neath line has been com- menced. 8. W. YOOIKEY, Engineer. SPEECH BY THE CHAIRMAN. The Chairman moved the adoption, of the report. In doing so he said he was glad to be able to inform them that they were making very rapid progress with the extension of the line between Port Talbot and Swanse&,and he hoped that by their next half-yearly meeting, the whole work would be completed and in working order. (Hear, hear.) Tho directors visited the works on Saturday last, and were gratified by the progress made during the past two months. On the occasion of their laet visit they were not quite so satisfied with the progress made. Jndging from what had been done daring the PAST two months, and taking into oon- sideration the fact that they had the best time ef the year before then, they had every reason to beliere that the line would be completed before the end of Jane; bat they hoped to complete it in May. Their best efforts were being devoted to that purpose, and they had not given up the idea of finishing it in May, although it would be finished in June for a certainty. (Applause.) The aecounts placed before them spoke for themselves. He was sorry they were not of a more satisfactory nature. There bad been a decrease in their passenger trafSo during the pait six months eom- pared with the corresponding period, due chiefly to the coal strike in the Rhondda last August, the best month of the year. In fact, their passenger traffio had been very serionsly interfered with. They carried 43,000 people less from the end of June to the end of the year than in the correspond- lng period of tha previous year, making a diminn- tion in the receipts of £1,173. Coal and coke also had been reduced by nearly 15,000 tons, or a defioiency In the reoeipts af £588. But against that they carried large quantities of clay to the Rhondda Valley water-works, giving them an income of £1,019. Taking credit for that their receipts were £ 735 less than in 1892. The receipts per train mile in 1893 was 6s. 0-8d., and in 18925D. more, 6s. 5r1. per mile. The working expenses in 1893 were 3A. 6.8J., and in 1892 3s. 7 2d. per mile, so that notwitb. standing that thereoeipts had fallen off they had kept the working expenses down as low as they possibly conld. When their receipts fan off the pecentage of the working expenses to the gross ran up, so that when the line was completed he thought the percentage would compare favourably with any line in the kingdom. As it was, it compared favourably with large lines now. The shareholders would notice that the directors recommended that out of the accumulated dividends forming their reserve fund, they purpose paying the sum of £1,196 on the preference shares, aud devoting £91!5 to paying one-half percent, on the ordinary shares. In thf corresponding half-year, perhaps, they would he able to pay a larger dividend. (Hear, hear.) I The directors had every confidence in the line. They were sanguine that when it was completed and in thorough working order, it would be a very valuable and profitable property. (Hear, hear.) They had had to work very hard to accomplish what tbey had. Somehow or other they met with opposition on almost every hand. Some of them bad had very long experience in meeting different people in different spheres of business, but they had never experienced so much opposition at every step they took as iu oonstrucDing the Rhondda and Swansea Bay R tilway. The reason for this opposition was probably because their opponents saw that the railway was a good one, and that in a few years the directors and share- holders would R^AP the benefit of their labours. He fAit very sanguine as to the future, and so did his co-directors andtheahareholdera; otherwise ihe latter would nevar have responded to ihe applications fur capital to complete the line to Swansea so readily as they did. (Hear, bear). Mr. M. B. Williams seconded the resolution for the adoption of the report. Mr. Thomas Freeman, J.P., asked when was it likely that the station at Briton Ferry would be ready for passenger traffic? The Ch,ÜrUlaD replied that it would be open in May or June. With regard to the junction, it had not yet been put in; but they decided that morning that if it was not put in immediately, they would deal with it themselves, according to Act of Pnrliainent. They juid the Great Western Railway Company the money to do the work a month ago, bus nothing had yet been done by them. Mr. Freeman: It's quite clear that the Great Western Railway Company will not block us there agÚn. The Chairman That is quite clear. We have Parliamentary powers to prevent that. Mr. Hazdl asked if the reserve fund, which they were about to use for the payment of the dividend, was out of revenue or capital? The Chairman replied that it was out of revenue. It was the accumulated moneys they h^d received as interest on capital, that would be absorbed. The report was Wen adopted. SPEECH BY LORD SWANSEA. Lord Swansea then rose and said :—Mr. Chairman and gentlemen,—Your Chairman has said he hopes that this is the last occasion on which so small a dividend will be proposed as the one which I have the honour to propose. I think there is very little doubt that the extension of the line to Swansea will be completed in the month of June. Now, for a moment I intend to be a shareholder. I am a shareholder, but I am going to set aside my position as a director, and put a qqestion as a shareholder to our engineer. I wish to ask Mr. Yockney whether he could assure this meeting thit, to the best of his belief, the railway will be com- pleted and opened in the month of June ? Mr. Yockney I can answer that decidedly: in my opinion, the line will be opened in June. (Hear, hear.) Lard Swansea I think that will be satisfactory tft the general body of shareholders. I do not know whethtr the Chairman has considered the fact that during the period betweeu this and June, we shall not be earning what we hope to earn later on, and therefore there may be another meeting, at which a nominal dividend will have to be decl" red. The Chairman assented. Loid Swansea I am afraid there will be another meeting at which a small dividend wili have to be declared. Aftir that, however, I think the line will be in a very different position to now. We shall have a complete line to the Rhondda and through our mineral district, and we shall also. I hope, have our Swansea station completed. We have been considering that question this morning. We could make a very much better arrangement than, I am afraid, we skull have to make, because with the consent of the Great Western Railway Company we conld adopt a line which has been suggested, and which would get rid of all difficulty as regarde the mineral traffic but they will not assent to the proposal which we have made, or ap- parently, they will not, and I think the only course we have to pursue is to adopt the less per- fect arrangement, but such an one as will enable us to afford better accommodation to the passengers we hope to receive during the summer. It is very unfortunate, and the same thing has occurred at Briton Ferry. Mr. Freeman put a question as to that, and, I think, rightly so. The wishes of the inhabitants of Briton Ferry are that a certain course should be adopted. Lord Jersey, who is the great land-owner, assents to it, and entirely approves of it, but I regret to say that the Great Western Railway Co. will not allow the better arrangement for a station to be carried out. Why, I am sure I cannot tell you. But, at any rate, we have determined this morning that we will take active steps to complete our station at Swansea, and so afford the best possible accommodation for the passengers we hope to receive in considerable numbers from the Rhondda. I am sure that every gentleman here present will agree with me in rejoicing at the conclusion come to by the great meeting which took place at Cardiff on Saturday in reference to the continuance of the Sliding Scale. It is of the highest importance to the welfare and prosperity of the whole of our mineral district. I venture to think that no human being ever receives any benefit from a strike. Here, incidentally, our Chairman has told you that during the last summer we carried 45,000 less passengers from the Rhondda than we did the year before. I believe there was only one excursion train from the Rhondda, whereas, before thitt, we have had as many as eighteen. What does it mean ? It meass that the men of the Rhondda were unable to give themselves and their wives and families the pleasure of an excursion to this beautiful plaoe. That is what it means. And what had they got in return? More or less starvation during the period that the strike was going on, and an absolute diminution of every kind of pleasure. But now they have adopted a wiser course. Nothing can be more just than the Sliding Scale; that is to say. the payment of wages according to prices of the commodity which is produoed. Where it is a primary produce such as ooal, it may be a question, whether the Sliding Scale is properly based or not. I act thankful to say. at least, I hope that it is so, that that is the only question which remains to be settled. The meeting at Cardiff was very representative, and I understand by the papers that the majority of the delegates, who represented over 55,000 men, were in favour of the continuance of the Sliding Scale. I can only say, as one connected with the mineral industry of South Wales, that it is a most wise decision. (Applause.) I do hope that we, as a railway, will be able to assist in giving the men the same pleasure in the coming summer that they have had in past years. Then I must not avoid alluding to the fact that the Harbour Trust at Swansea is taking steps to accommodate the increased traffic which we hope to bring down. The lengthening of the Prince of Wales' Dock is a most important matter, and we, as the Rhondda Railway Company, cannot exaggerate its import ance too highly. There will be, at least, three new drops; there may be five or six, but three for certain, will be provided, and they will enable the Rhondda Railway to ship that mineral traffic upon which our prosperity will depend. (Ap- plause.) I have felt very great anxiety, indeed, as to whether the traffic could be accommodated at Swansea. I felt that we were going to make an arrangement for increased traffic without having any means of dealing with it when it got here. Now, the lengthening of the Prince of Wales Dook will enable us to deal with it. It is a small opera- tion, costing comparatively little, and can be rapidly carried out. Therefore, I do look forward to the time when we shall be able to wholly accommodate the mineral traffic which will be brought down. I do not mean to say that that extra accommodation ought to stop with the lengthening which is now proposed. We hope to take in a very considerable amount of land beyond that. As I have said before, and as I shall always say, the oapacity of the Prince of Wales Dock is to be meuued by the number of vessels that can pass its locks, in and out, and I for one, if I live long enough, will never be satisfied ontil we have got sufficient dock frontage to accommodate that measure. (Applause.) Yo* should press the Harbour Trustees forward to afford the full frontage that can be provided by the lock-power of that dock. At any rate, I think it will be a great satisfaction to this Company to feel that in the near future a large increase of ttook accommoda- tion will be provided for its traffic. I feel that I am only doing now what I h1\ve been doing on previous occasions-tbat is to say, hold out hopes, although they say that hope deferred is not a very comfortable feeling for the heart. We have had very great and grievous difficulties to contend with, but low we have overcome them, and I do hope that in process of time, our railway will become one of the best properties in this import- ant and rising district. and that it will be a great blessing to our town, and also most satisfactory to the shareholders. Still, that must be deferred. It is not a thing that can be done in a day it will be a thing of growth, and I thine its growth will be as sound and solid as that of one of our native oaks. I beg to move the following resolution :—■ That dividends at the rate of 5 per centum per anaum on the called-up 5 per cent. preference capital, and of one-half per cent, per annum on the ordinary share capital of the Company for the half-year ending 31st December, 1893, be, and are hereby declared, and that the same be payable on and after the 8th March next." Mr. Thomas Cory seconded. Mr. Hazel said he should like to have an ex- pression of opinion from Lord Swansea as to the project at Port Talbot, and the effect it would have upon the Rhondda Railway. It was a large scheme, there was money behind it, and it would be carried out as soon as possible. Lord Swansea My only answer to that is, I am not a prophet. I am sorry I am not. I only wish I was. The resolution was put to the meeting and carried unanimously. Mr. D. F. Suerue moved that the retiring directors, Sir John Jones Jenkins and Mr. Thomas Cory, be re-elected. Mr. Sugrue spoke in the highest praise of the tact and ability of the directors. Mr. John Roberts, M.E., seconded. He said he desired to convey to the directors that they had the fullest confidence of the shareholders—(hear, hear)—and he was sure they would work in the future as they had in the past. The resolution was carried. The Chairman briefly returned thanks, when he said he had received a letter from Lord Jersey regretting his absence. His lordship's brother-in- law, Mr. Jenkins, was present, having settled down at Briton Ferry. (Hear, hear.) The directors frequently had his advice and counsel about the line. Mr. Jenkins was one of the largest shareholders in the Company. Mr. Thomas Freeman moved the re-election of Mr. R. G. Cawker as auditor. He said they had reason to congratulate themselves upon the pro- gress made during the past twelve months. Mr. HHzel seconded, and it was carried. Mr. A. P. Steeds moved a cordial vote of thanks to the Chairman and Directors for their valuable services, when he paid a high tribute to their perseverance, pluck, enterprise and business tact. Lieutenant-Colonel Mock seconded, and it was carried. The Chairman responded, and said he had never worked with an abler lot of business men than those who formed the directorate of the Com- pany. T4ey did everything they could for the advancement of the railway. The meeting then terminated.
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NONCONFORMIST CHANGES. The following changes have occurred in the Congregational churches:—The Rev. J. \y M'Ewao, of Southport, has accepted the pastorate of Berkeley-street Church, Liverpool the Rev D B. Thomas has accepted a c"ll from Rook-lane Church, Frome; the Rev. M. Evans of Pontypool, has accepted the pastorate of Pr»nn« Church, Bradford the Rev. £ G. SeLlfiSd ff Portsmouth has been called to the pastorate of Pokesdown Church, Bournemouth. In the Biaptiit cliurches the following changes have taken place:-The Rev. T. Robert,, of the University College of Wales (Ab.rystwyih), has become niinister of the church at Barmouth the 6 (•' + F II. ULSlns ^as e,)tered upon the pastorate of the church at Colwyn Bay, in sue r;S"i?W fRr Hu*hes< who has become RPV F R °P K-6 go Training Institute; the fon' Kingsbridge, has become minister of the church at Leighton Buzzard. Among the Presbyterians the following changes hHVe occurred :-The Rev. R. C. Owen bas re- signed the charge of thp church at Barrow and ,,v:. ^l'*fns, of Liverpool, has accepted the call from the Penmorfa Welsh Church, Car- narvon. A memorial tablet to the late Rev. Dr. Donald Fraser, of Marylebone Presbyterian Church, has been unveiled in the Free High Church, Inverness, of which at one time he was minister.
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SWANSEA RURAL SANITARY AUTHORITY. STATE OF HEALTH IN THE DISTRICTS. The usual monthly meeting of the Swansea Rural Sanitary Authority was held at the offices, Fisher street, on Monday afternoon last. Mr. F. S. Bishop presided, and thtre were present Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn, Bart., Messrs. Llewellyn Davies, Rees laarries, W. Sims, John Davies. Thomas Williams, F. H. Glynn Price, and Thomas Glas- brook. The minutes of the previous meeting were read and confirmed. MEDICAL OFFICERS' REPORTS.-Dr. Griffiths reported on the state of health in the Llandilo- Talybont and Swansea Lower districts, to the effect that 34 deaths were registered in the districts for the month of January, equivalent to an annual rate per thousand upon the estimated population of 30'0. The annual death-rate for the corresponding month of last year was 24'4, the rate for the present year showing an increase of 5'6 over the corresponding period of last year. The so-called zymotic or preventive diseases were less prevalent in January than in the previous month, only seven cases having been notified. The one case of scarlet fever which was reported proved fatal, as also did a case of measelj. Those two were the only fatal cases of zymotic diseases. Sixteen deaths were due to diseases of the respiratory organs. Other deaths were due to premature birth, old age, &o. Three cases of typhoid had been reported from the Gorse, Cocked, Gellyorgan's Farm, and Farmer's Field, Pontardulais. Tue doctor had investigated the third case in conjunction with the County Medical Officer of Health, and be regretted to state that it had proved fatal. The surroundings of the house where the case occurred were conducive to the production of typhoid. One other cause, which might be the active one, was a spring in a bog close to the house, the water of which was used by the family and others in the neighbourhood. ¡ The spring was private property, and he therefore could not interfere. Tho small-pox infection, of which two cases had been reported, was probably imported from Aberavon by a little girl who came from that town, where there was a case in the house next door to her abode. The patients, together with the bedding and infected articles, had been promptly removed to the Swansea Fever Hospital. With reference to the number of beds required for his district in the proposed Joint Fever Hospital, he (Dr. Griffiths) thought eight would be sufficient. The births registered for the month of January were 35, or an annual rate of 30'0 per 1,000; while the rate tor the month of January, 1893, was 39'3.-Dr. E. R. Morgan re- ported that, in the districts of Ciase and Llansamlet. the births were 33, an annual rate of 38'2 per 1,000. The deaths for both districts (Clase 13, Llansamlet 10) were 23, a rate per 1,000 of the population of 27'8. For the corresponding month of last year, the death rate was 17'6, so that the rate was, at present, exceptionally high. Two deaths in Clase were due to measles, one to whooping cough, and five to diseases of the chest. The number of cases of measles was considerably less than last month. Six cases of scarlet fever had been notified during the month, confined mainly to Llansamlet Higher. A case of typhoid fever had been reported on the 27th Jan. Near the house where the case occurred was a very filthy pig-sty, which, a nuisance even in fine weather, was greatly increased in danger during wet weather. Notwithstanding the doctor's re- monstrance, and the service of notice by the Inspector of Nuisances, the pig-sty still remained. —Asked as to the number of beds which would be necessary for his district in the Joint Fever Hos- pital, Dr. Morgan replied that, in his opinion, 10 beds would be quite sufficient lor both districts. THE PROPOSED FJIVBK HOSPITAL.—Mr. F. S. Bishop said the Joint Committee had met, and since the number of beds required were 10 he thought the committee could go ahead and make their plans accordingly. Some of the Corporation members were in favour of having 100 beds for the Corporation but he (Mr. Bishop) thought the number would probably be not more than 50. FINANCE COMMITTEE.—Mr. Llewellyn Davies moved the adoption of the report of the Finance Committee, which stated that the amount in the bank to the credit of the Authority was JE291 7s. 8d. Bills to the amount of JE115 2i. 8d. had been passed, so that the balance in the bank was C176 5s.—The Chairman seconded, and the report was adopted. THE TIME OF MEETING.—The Chairman brought forward the question itS to what time and day the Authority should meet. He said that some mem- bers of the Authoiity oomplained that 2 o'clock was rather early, and that half-an-hour later would suit them better. Again, the new arrangement for the Rural Sanitary meeting to follow the Guardians' was vety awkward for those who could not wait a long time for the payment of their bills. He moved that the meeting be fixed for the second Monday of the month as previously.—Mr. F. H. Glvnn Price seconded.—Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn thought that notice of the motion should first be given.—Mr. Bishop remarked that there were 41 items on the agenda of that meeting, and that I probably had the effect of keeping some members AW»y. (Laughter.) The reason why there were so many items was bectuse the Authority had not met for six weeks.—After a little further discussion, Mr. Bishop consented to give notice of his motion, and it was agreed that the next meeting of the Authority should be on March 19th instead of March 26 h, which was Bank Holiday. GoiSEINON WATER SUPPLY.—Referring to the Gorseinon water supply and the Messrs. Glasbrook Bros. agreement, the Chairman said it was first of all thought that the charge which the Messrs. Glasbrook proposed, Of t200 per annum,for the use of the water in their colliery, was the maximum but it afterwards turned out to be the minimum. For the Authority to pay le200 per annum for the use of the water was out of the question and he thought the best thing they could do would be to adopt the original suggestion, namely, that the Authority should put down the necessary ap- paratus, and pay the Messrs. Glasbrook j675 a year for workiug the water from the colliery.-It was eventually decided to refer the matter back to a committee, which would meet on the spot. This was all the business of public interest.
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GLAMORGAN TECHNICAL SCHOOLS. The Technical Instruction Committee of the Glamorgan County Council held their quarterly meeting at their offices, Cardiff, on Tuesday, Ald. Aaron Davies presiding. The report of the organising agent (Mr. Hogd was read, and from a list of candidates he submitted, the following were appointed to cookery scholarships, viz. :—Misses Ida Lindburgh, Penarth Emily Collins, Tony- pandy; and Agnes Marker, Gowerton.—With regard to technical classes at Gowtrton, it was stated that pupils did not care to attend—possibly because the classes were held in the Conservative Club.—Mr. O. H. Jones thought it was hardly the best place for a school. No action was taken.-It was reported that the sites of all the technical schools except Cowbndge and Barry had been con- veyed to the County Council. The conveyance of the Barry site was in the Chancery Division of the Hixh Gouit. An eligible 8lle had been obtained for the Cowbudge Girls School, but in the dse of the boys school sue Jesus College declined to proceed ^"heme had'passed f«r Altr/H* i XT Gowe,t,,n. and reduced plans v f A, *n.<? Neath Schools were still in the bands ot the Commissioners. Port Talbot and £ staiytera Schools were completed, and Aberdare, on ypridd, Porth, and Bridgend Schools were iu progress. The contract was sixned for Port lalbor, and would be signed for reoarth Schools as soon as the building grant of the Science and Art Department was received. The county grant for the^building of the schools was £ 1,980 for Penarth, £ 1,500 each for Bri'lgerid and Gowerton, £ 1,000 for Barry, and £ 3,000 for Cowbridge. The balance of the Id. rate, 12,428, m'ght be ordered to be transferred to the committee. It might be possible to provide the Cowbridge giant out of next year's income, when the scheme under the Intermediate Education Act comes into operation. The county contribution for the year wxs £9,977. which might be applied for the purpose uf furnislling the schools. The report was received. The Committee next considered the matter of appointing a clerical assistant to the organising agent (Mr. Hogg). The appointment was for a year, at a salary of £ 70, aud had been advertised. Only one applied for it— Mr. Waiter Graham Hogg whose appointment was proposed.—Mr. Morris suddenly protested that it was a piece of jobbery all through.—The Chairman (Aldermah Aaron Davies): I don't chink such talk, Mr. Morris, is gentlemanly.—Mr. Morris I feel strongly, and 1 speak stroogly. The Chairman But you are not acting in a gentleir.auly manner now.—Mr. Morgan Thomas: I fail to see where jobbery comes in. I had an application marie to me by a relative, alld when he was told it was for one year, he well I shan t apply. That may account for or,ly one apphcam being before us.-The Chair- man I think-i\Ir. Morris s remark is out of place. I think I should withdraw the word" j.ibbery."— Mr. Morris: I will not, indeed.—The Chairman: Then I think you ought to, as a gentleman.—Mr. Morris I wilLnot, indeed.—A member Can you point out where the "jobbery" is?-Mr. Morris: I say Mr. Hogg himself Was appointed without (' advertisement.—The Chairman That has nothing to do with it.—Mr. Morris contended that the advertisement had not appeared long enough.— Mr. O. H. Jones proposed that Mr. Hogg, junior, be appointed, and this was seconded and agreed to, Mr. Morris being alone opposed to it.
SUB MARINE TELEGRAPHY. INTERESTING LECTURE BY MR. ALEX. SINCLAIR. Under the presidency of Dr. Padley, at the Royal Institution of South Wales, on Monday evening last, Mr. Alex. Sinclair, Assoc. M.Inst.C.E., M.Inst.E.E., delivered en extremely interesting lecture on "Sub-marine Telegraphy." There was a fairly large audience in spite of Ghe wet weather, and it was generally admitted that the lecture was one of the most interesting and instructive of the Session. la the course of his remarks, of which we are compelled to give but a brief resume, Mr. Sinclair said the first point of importance in having to decide upon a cable being laid was where it should be laid. Of course, it was to be at the bottom of the sea, but it was necessary to know what the bed of the ocean or sea, upon which it was to be laid, was composed of, for on that depended, to a great extent, the kind of cable chosen. If the bottom was muddy and pretty level a thia cable was used if the ground was uneven the cable was thick and if the ground was dangerous the cable was still thicker. At the shore end, where it was subject to heavy wear by the currents, the cable was very massive. Having dilated upon the methods of taking soundings, making interesting comparisons be- tween the earlier and the later methods, Mr. Sinclair explained how the irregularities of the bottom of the sea and the under-currents affected the laying of a cable, and then went on to speak of tht. manufacture of the cable itself. The centre of the cable was a thin copper wire, to con- duct the current of electricity, covered with gutta percha or other insulator—generally india- rubber in hot climates — which prevented the current leaking away. It was soon discovered that, when lowered into the water, the gutta percha was subject to many attacks from insects and fish. In order to protect it, it was covered with a serving of jute yarn, which was not palatable to the inhabitants of the sea. To protect the jute yarn, a serving of steel wires was placed over it, and over the wires again, was wound a serving of tape. Mr. Sinclair then very lucidly described, by diagrams on a. blackboard, the various stages through which the cable went in its manufacture, whicn occupied a period of 12 months, working incessantly day after day. The lecturer exhibited several specimens of past and present cables, including a sample of an underground wire laid between Camdea Town and Eustoo, in 1837. He regarded it with some degree of veneration, as it could safely be assumed that, beiag the earliest effort in underground work, it showed the practicability of a scheme for sub- marine work, and might therefore be honoured as the father of submarine cables. The specimen was composed of a piece of wood, grooved in several parts, with wire let into the interstices, which were then filled up with some insulating media. The other specimens included an unarmoured piece of core laid between Dover and Calais, a piece of the Atlantic cable laid in 1858, cables of the present day, &c. Mr. Sinclair showed how a signal was transmitted through a cable by Sir W. Thompson's instrument. The instrument consisted of a coil of wire enclosing a small magnet, carried on a delicately-suspended mirror, wiih a ray of light from a lamp infringing upon it. Wheu the feeole current from the cable passed through the coil, the magnet, with its mirror, gave a gentle oscillation—the oscillations being so many to the right or the left. The time taken in sending a message from England to New York would be about two-fiftus of a second. The lecturer then dwelt at considerable length upon the life and duties of the crew, electrical engineers, &c., upon a cable-laying steamer, describing, by means of limt-light vie INS, the machinery and various appliances, and how they are worked and used. At the present time there was laid 174,742 knots of cable, or,;roughly, 201,000 statute miles, which would girth the earth some eight times—every inch ot it made by British Industry. (Applause.) Ali that had been done within the last half century, and he trembled to prophesy what might happeL during the next 50 years. Possibly, in the life of some of them, not only would they be able to speak to one another over space, but they would be able to see one another as well; and a time would come when even the cables would be done away with, and each one would have in his house a sort of drop-a-penny-in-the-slot- machine," by whose agency conversation could be made with friends at a distance. That might seem like romancing, but so did the plausibility of conveying thoughts across the Atlantic, by means of a sub-marine cable, seem to our grand- fathers some 60 or 70 years ago. (Applause). On the motion ot Dr. Padley, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded 1\1r. Sinclair. The lantern was manipulated by Mr. B. H. Morgans's assistant, Mr. Morgan himself being in- disposed. The next lecture will be by Mr. W. Terrill, F.e.s., on "Speculative Science."
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THE PEACR SOCIETY.—The Peace Society sends the following facts for the information of the lovers of peace :-Mr. Labouchere, M.P., reports in Truth, thnt the Duke of Cdmhridge, the other day, bewailed the increasing cultivation of "brains" in the Army. Doubtless he has his reasons for this. —It was recently stated, in the House of Commons, that the expenditure upon National Defences for the year was estimated at fifty-two-aud-H-half million pounds. We often hear of the alleged moralising effect of military training. But what doei a rrcent correspondent of the Army and Navy Gazette (an officer) say in that journal? He writes:—" The British Army is not a big < ne, we all know, but, small as it is, it spems to be the aim and object of a lot of beardless boys to turn it into a bear-garden. I have been simply horrified, when visiting messes, to hear the con- versation which is now a feature of most ante- rooms. It is a cise of slanging all round, and the presence of a doctor is resented as almost an insult by everybody. How those in authority can toler- ate such an unsoldierlike spirit it is beyond my comprehension to understand."—So crushing is the Ir-alixn taxation, caused mainly by armaruent- folly, that the land-owners and peasant farmers have to pay in taxes about 45 per cent. of their incomes !-A correspondent of the Swedish Peace Society, Stockholm, writes to Dr. Edward Wavrinsky, with signatures to a Peace address:— All of us iu this p .rish are friends of Peace we hate war and pray to God f 'r peace on earth. All thg landowners in the pari-b, all our leading mpn, and the officers of our chuich and school, have signed their names to the address God bless tho Peace cause.—Mr. Samuel James Clipper is to be heartily congratulated on having achieved note- worthy and very unusual tnumph. He has actually succeeded in obtaining the consent of the Burgomaster and the police of Stnsbur^. and the loan ot one of the city halls, in order to deliver a lecture on Peace and a High Court of Nations! Only a year or two ago such a thin.; would almost have made the hair of German officialism stand on end. But Germany is getting wiser, and finding; out that the Emperor has no more loyal subjects than the friends of Peace. For LATEST NOVELTIES and greatest variety in CHILDREN'S and INFANTS' MILLINERY, Costumes, Pelisses, &c., at reason- able prices, go to M. A. GLADWIN, Ladies' and Childrea'* Outfitter, 74, Oxford-street. Burglar (sternly)—"Where's Y01* husband ?" Woman (trembling) — "Under the bed." Bursriar—" Then I won't take nothing. It'; bad enough to have such a husband, without being robbed, too."