DEATH OF MR. ANDREW MELVILLE (EMM.) END OF A SUCCESSFUL THEATRICAL CAREER. We regret to record the somewhat sudden death on Sunday morning last of Mr. Andrew Melville, the well-known and popular actors theatre proprietor and play-wright. On Thursday in last week deceased, in company with his wife, paid one of his usual visits to Swansea to transact business in conneotion with the New Theatre, Wind-street. On his way to Christina-street to take lodgings he was suddenly seized with illness. He met Dr. Jabez Thomas, who had for some years medically attended him, and placed himself in his hands. He was at once driven to Clark's Restaurant in Wind-street, where he frequently stopped, and placed under proper eare. His condition oecame worse, in spite ot the efforts of Dr. Thomas and Dr. Griffiths, and on Saturday morning it was found necessary to telegraph for his father, who, with his grandchildren, were stopping at Brighton. On Sunday at 4 a.m., Mr. Melville passed peacefully away in the presence of his wife and his local manager, Mr. Chappell. The cause of death was diabetes, to which deceased had been subject for nearly two years. He was 54 years of age, and leaves a wife and four children -two boys and two girls—who mourn the loss of a fond father and a devoted husband. The late Mr. Melville was the eldest son of George Melville, a veteran tragedian of the old school, who was one of the finest Shakesperian actors of his day. George Melville, who now lives in retirement at Brighton, after winning honours everywhere as an actor settled down in South Wales, and it was at Cardiff, more than forty years ago, that his eldest son first saw the light. The family finally went to Swansea, where Mr. George Melville became lessee of the Theatre Royal, Temple-street. Just after Andrew came of age his father, who desired to retire from the management, handed over to him the complete control of the Theatre Royal. The theatre being found too small for the growing demands, he acquired the site of a circus in Wind-street, and, converting it into the present New Theatre and Opera House, he conducted it with every success up to the moment of his death. His acquirement of the Swansea theatres was the beginning of an unique career as a theatre proprietor and manager. When Mr. Price gave up the management of the Philharmonic at Cardiff Andrew Melville took over its control, and shortly after he also acquired a theatre at Newport, and another at Bristol. Then he built the theatre which is still undoubtedly one of the finest in the provinces—the Grand Theatre,Birmin.gham-and, leaving Swansea and residing at Birmingham, he devoted himself so thoioughly to its management that he made it from first to last a great success. These were followed by the acquisi- tion of St. James's Theatre, Manchester; the building of the theatre at Derby; the pur- chase ot the Queen's at Birmingham, of the Grand Theatre at Glasgow, the Standard Theatre, London, and the Queen's Theatre, Battersea. Of late years his health began to fail him somewhat, so he decided to take life easier, and disposed of the Grand Theatre, jjirmingbam, and his theatres at Bristol, Newport, Derby, Manchester, and Glasgow, and returning with his family to Brighton, he contented himself with the management of his old theatre at Swansea and the Standard and Queen's Theatres at London. His last appearance on the stage at Swansea was about two years and a half ago, when he gave a benefit for the local hospital. Mr. Melville married at St. James's Church, Swansea, about 24 years ago, Miss Alice Brinsley, then a very popular actress. Telegrams and letters of condolence were received from the following:—Mrs. Bandmann Palmer Mr. Hogg-Frenche, Strand, London Messrs. Isaac Cohen and Percy Cohen, Pavil- lion Theatre, London; Mr. Forse, Bristol; Mr. Phillips, solicitor, Birmingham Mr. and Mrs. Barnard, Gaiety Theatre, Birmingham; Mr. J. W. Turner, Birmingham; Mr. D. Humphreys, Talbot, Newport; Miss Florence Lee, Brighton The Staff, Standard Theatre, London; Mr. Uptoo, printer. Birmingham Mr. Clarence Sonnes, Grand, Cardiff; Mr. Maddens, manager Birmingham and Midland Bank, Birmingham; Mr. F. Mouellot, of the firm Morell and Mouellot; Mr. Pursell, Grand, D^rby; Mr. W. W. Kelly, "Royal Divorce," Dublin; and Mr. Benjamin, Theatre Royal, Cardiff. THE FUNERAL. The funeral took place on Wednesday amid every public manifestation of regret and esteem. It was the intention of the family that the funeral should be strictly private, but such was the anxiety to pay a last tribute to his memory that several old friends outside the family circle were permitted to attend. Ihe list of wreaths included the following --A very handsome wreath of various coloured roses, the favourite flower of the departed, from the widow and familv a handsome wreath of choice roses and other white flowers" in affectionate remembrance, from his sister Florrie" (Mrs. Percy Shuttle- wood), a handsome representation of a lyre with a cord broken, from Mr. and Mrs. Chappell,a very beautiful wreath from the staff of the Grand Theatre, Birmingham, and other from Mr. and Mrs. Hogg, London Mr. Dennistown, Birming- ham Mr. and Mrs. Tomlinson, the staff of the New Theatre, Swansea; Mr. John Irwain, Dublin Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Phillips, Birming- ham Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Madders, Birmingham Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Sounes, Cardiff; the staff of the Standard Theatre, London Mr. and Mrs. if, W. Purceil, Derby Theatre Miss Roae Darcy, Swansea Theatre Mr. Wilson Darcy, Mr. Clarke, Mr. Mitchell, Empire Mr., Robinson Smith, Mrs. Hamilton Collinson (Miss Constance Lewis), Mr. J. K. Murray and Miss Emile Dawson, and Mr. A. J. Canton. After the bereaved widow had herself placed her handsome wreath of roses on the coffin, the corpse was conveyed to the hearse, and the cortege started for the Mumbles Cemetery in the following order -—-Mourning coach containing Mr. Walter Melville the eldest son of the departed Mr. Percy nhuttlewood, brother-in-law of the departed Mr. D. Humphreys, of Newport; and Mr. Chappell, oJd friends of the family. In succeeding eirriages came the following personal friends -.—Mr. J. W. Phillips (Birmingham), Mr. Purcell (Derby), Mr. Clarence Sounes (Cardiff), Mr. H. A. SForse (Bristol), Mr. Will Smithson | (Merthyr). Mr. A.;Redfern (Birmingham), Mr. Robinson Smith, Mr. Tomlinson, Mr. W. Mansel, Mr. Jnmes Yox, lwh:" Harry Fox, the Rev. Watkin J<mes, Mr. W. F. Hulley, Mr. Fred jDowman, Ms. J. Pearse, Mr. Wilson Darcy, and the fo! 'owutf- .Ts^eTObcTs of the staff of the New Theatre :-Mosers, W. Jones, Tom Morris, Alfred Jone-t W. Thomas, D. Griffiths, H. Francis, W. Walters, Eggerton, and Palmer. Arrived &t tfoe Mumbles Cemetery, the Rev Watkins Jones 0icar of Christ Church, Swansea) read with much feeling the beautiful Burial Service of the Church of England. The rev. followed the reading of the service with a few appropriate remarks, and quoted those well-knwvvn lines of Shakespeare's, All the world's a ^sfcage, and all the men and women players in ist:, they have their entrances and exits," and went on to say that all men played thtir own parts, and sometimes found at the end of life that tfeeyhad not been playing their true pare. Some were compelled by ci!-cnm=tan<xa to play parts for which they were not snifed, but in the raod that wts to come, where the pM-t would saft.eaeh itwli Vidval, they would find men in their true colotrs. They were all pressing forward to a, goal of U.ife some- understood and som^i-mes misunderstood, Wt one had tbia great confidence that, however 1]Ji.ch the world 'may misjudge, there wes One abwve who wouui read human life correctly, and interpret men not by what they had done^ but bj .irhat they had tried to do; nor by whatdhey are, hut by what they can become by I lis gcece. He believed that their departed brother idid his best, and He who looked upon hearts attd character would give him a more kindly judg- ment th,m the world could ever give him. He t (the rev. gentleman) knew that some of those present belonged to a profession which wag mis- understood, .and which was passing through the intermediate .stages, but it was a profession which would iii,the future play a large pnrr in the education of fthe human race. He trusted that the time was,-pot far distant, and then aU in the profession the departed adorned would be able to take a high position in the world. The service at the gwf<?side was simple, but touching. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. D. & G. PhiWps.,
SWANSEA. BOARD OF GUARDIANS. BURIAL OF PAUPERS. CATHOLIC CHILDREN AT THE HOMES. The ordinary fortnightly meeting of the Swan- sea Board of Guardians was held on Thursday. The Rev. Gomer Lewis (chairman) presided, and there were also present the Revs. J. Davies (Cadle) and Isaac Thomas (Caersalem), and Messrs. E. Rice Daniel, C. H. Perkins, David Griffiths, W.H. Mill, Philip Jenkins, J. Harvey, John Davies (Login), Jacob Jenkins, J. Steveus, D. Owen, G. Davies, D. Jenkins, and Stephen Thomas, and the clerk (Mr. Baker Haynes). The Clerk read the minutes of the last meeting which were confirmed. CONTEMPLATED PURCHASE OF LAND. Mr. E. Rice Daniel asked what reply had been received with regard to the negotiations ot tne j Guardians respecting the purchase of lana ou Town Hill, adjoining the Workhouse. Replying, tne Clerk read a letter from Mi. Crowe Rees, dated July 30th, giving the price per acre asked for the Ian-1. Mr. Rees stated that the rent asked by him specially from the Guardians, was much below its true value, and he had refused offers of higher rent whilst the matter had been under the consideration of the Guardians. Mr. Daniel asked whether tne committee had taken into consideration the value of the cottages on the land in question. The land he believed, would be a very great acquisition to the Union, and perhaps the houses would let. The Rev. J. Davies moved that the matter be referred back to committee. Mr. J. Harvey seconded. Mr. J. Jenkins was of opinion that the land would prove a white elephant for the next ten years. The motion was carried. BURIAL OF PAUPERS. The Rev. John Davies, adverting to the recent burial of a female pauper named White, asked where did the G*ssu-dians bury the paupers, and where especially was the wom:vn White buried. The Master of the Workhouse replied that as a. rule paupers were buried at the Cemetery, but 'the woman White was buried by her husband, who came over here from Dublin for the purpose. Mr. Davies Where else? The Master said that he had this week been informed by the undertaker that coffins marked "church "were buried at the Cockett Church- yard. The woman White was buried there. Mr. Davies: Does the undertaker give paupers a proper grave ? How much does he pay for a grave ? Where and how are paupers buried ? I should like to send an inspector to see how deep they are buried. The Chairman thought these were very proper questions. The Rev. J. Davies, continuing, said he would like to attend those funerals. Mr. C. H. Perkins asked who determined the place of burial. The Clerk The friends. But if they have no friends, then the undertaker. In reply to Mr. Griffiths, the Master of the Workhouse said he kept a record of the burials, and had always entered them for Danygraig Cemetery. Mr. E. Rice Daniel suggested that in the next contract provision should be made as to the place of burial. Tne matter was then allowed to drop. CATHOLIC CHILDREN AT THE COTTAGE HOMES, AND PRATERS. On this subject, the clerk read the following communication which had been received from the Local Government Board:- SIR,-I am directed by the Local Government Board to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 9th ult. with reference to the complaint of the Rev. W. G. Geary as to the attendance of Roman Catholic children at the morning and evening prayers read at the Cottage Homes of the Swansea Union. I am directed to state that the reading of prayers is a religious service within the meaning of the 31 and 32 Vict, cap. 122, sect. 22, and that, therefore, children who are not entered in the creed register as belonging to the Church of England cannot lawfully be required to attend the prayers in question if their parents, or, in the case of orphan and deserted children, the minister of their own creed who regularly visits them, object to their doing --o. As regards the complaints by the Rev. W. G. Geary that directions had been given that no religious instruction should be given to any particular sect of children at the Homes, I am directed to point out that the Guardians cannot withhold their permissiom from the Roman Catholic priest to attend and give religious instruction to Roman Catholic children at all reasonable times, and any orders to the contrary if given and still in operation must be withdrawn.-I am, sir, your obedient servant, S. B. PRovis, Assistant Secretary." The Rev. John Davies said the Guardians had always been willing for Father Geary to go to the Homes, and if he had written to the Local Government Board otherwise it was very wrong on his part. Like the Guardians, the Department were unwilling for the rev. father to go to the Homes but in reasonable time. The Master of the Cottage Homes also agreed to that. The Guardians had nothing to withdraw, and he (the Rev. J. Davies) would like to know from Father Geary what did he want, that the Board mignt in future know how to proceed. Mr. Philip Rogers moved that the communica- tion be referred back to the committee who previously have been sitting on the subject, and for them to report to the Guardians. Mr. Jacob Jenkins said the Board only objected to Father Geary being at the Homes interfering with the children against the discipline of the Homes. Mr. Griffith Davies asked if the children took part in the prayers now as they were doing before the matter was first raised. The Master: Yes. The Rev. J. Davies said some of the children at the Homes had stated that they would never be Roman Catholics when they grew up. Mr. Rogers' motion was seconded and carried. COMMUNION VESSELS. COMMUNION VESSELS. The Clerk read a communication from Mr. Jno. Thomas, the Town Clerk, asking the Guardians j to give a definite reply as to whether they intended to accept and utilise the communion vessels and alter cloth, recently offered them by the Governing Body under the Technical and Intermediate Scheme. The Clerk was advised to reply in the affirmative. CLASSIFICATION IN WORKHOUSES. The Clerk read a communication from the Local Government Board on this subject, in which communication attention was called to an Act providing that Guardians should, as far as cir- cumstances permitted, sub-divide classes, when such sub-division was suggested in consequence of the moral character or behaviour or the previous habits of some of the inmates. With regard to inmates known to be of good conduct and to have previously led moral and respectable lives, the Local Government Board considered that it was desirable that, whenever practicable, a separate day-room for the inmates of each sex should be provided. The Board further considered that the rules made by the Guardians as to workhouse arrangements, which, in the majority of cases, were essential for the due administration of the workhouse, might be relaxed as regards such inmates as those referred to, by giving special facilities to their friends to visit them, by allowing them more than ordinary liberty to leave the workhouse during the day for visiting their friends or for other purposes, and by permitting them, when they desired it, to attend their own place of worship on Sunday. The Board also suggested for this class arrangements for the sub- division of the sleeping wards. The Board fur- ther called the attention of the Guardians to the question of the classification of young women in workhouses. The Board feared that sufficient care was not always taken with regard to the separation of girls of blameless character, or who had been admitted to the workhouse for their first confinement, from women whose previous life had been such that their influence could scarcely fail to be prejudicial to those who were associated with them, whether in connection with the laundry work, the nurseries, or otherwise. The Board desired strongly to impress on the Guardians the importance of every endeavour being made to prevent such association either by day or by night.. It was moved that the communication be re- printed and sent to the Guardians. Mr. Philip Jendins called attention to the fact that what was now recommended in the communication just read was abolished at the Workhouse twenty years ago by the Government then in power. It was moved that the attention of the Work- house Standing Committee be called to the letter, and that no time should be lost in gireng effect to some of the recommendations. Mr. David Griffiths seconded, and the motion was accepted. It was agreed to admit into the Swansea. Union three chil iren from the Hereford Union, their parents having come to reside in Swansea, and one from the Newport U mon. The reports of the A^ ess mem t Committee and those of the Workhouse and Cottage Homes Visiting Committees were read and adopted. -+-
An outbreak of fire occurred on Wednesday at Stand w ick-road, We-t Kensington, London, in a dwelling-house occupied by Mr. B. McCord and aai »«*ed lady named Mrs. Fanny Murfill, both of whom were burned to death. The ■cause of the firei■unknown. „ DiiXICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEA DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE FEA DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEA ? DELICIOUS MAZAWATTEE TEA JDELICIGv S MAZAWATTEE TEA JTou can tejjit by its Refresbing Effect,
LOCAL WEDDINGS. The marriage took place last Monday morning, at Libitnus Baptist Chapel, Cwmbwrla, of Miss Margaret Griffiths, sister of Mr. David Griffiths, A.C., to Mr. William Aaron, of Seven Sisters. The Rev. J. H. Hughes (Libanus), assisted by the Revs. Benjamin James and David J. Davies (Cwmtwrch), officiated, and the chapel was well filled. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. David Griffiths: and Mr. David Aaron, Peny- gurnos, the bridegroom's brother, acted as best man. After the service the party returned to the residence of the bride's mother, and partook of a substantial breakfast. With the well-wishes of their friends and admirers, the couple left the town during the day to spend the honeymoon. A pretty wedding was solemnised at St. David's Catholic Church, Rutland-street, Swansea, on Tuesday afternoon, when Miss Jane E. Bennett, of Bay View-crescent, and Captain Cogley, of Swansea, were married. The bridesmaids were Miss K. Roach, Miss Lewis, Miss Bennett, and Cogley, and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. Father Phillipson. Many friends attended the church, and the happy pair received sincere congratulations. In the afternoon the couple left en route for Italy, where the honeymoon will be spent. Miss Daisy Gwendoline Bloomfield James, youngest daughter of an ex-Swansea pastor, was married at Wimbledon on Thursday last. to Mr. William Colin Sutherland, M.A., principal of King's College, Worpee-road, Wimbledon. The Rev. Bloomfield James preceded the Rev. Lindon Parkyn at St. Paul's, Swansea. On Thursday in last week, the marriage of Captain Alexander John Henry Swiney, Cheltenham, of the Royal Engineers, son of Major General Swiney. of the Bengal Staff, to Miss Marguerite Murial Gar,iner Bishop, second daughter of Mr. Lewis Bishop, agent to Lord Dynevor, was solemnised at St. Teilo's, Llandilo. The church, decorated with palms and flowers. presented a gay appearance. The Bishop Suffragan of Swansea, was one of the officiating clergy. Amongst the invited guests to the wedding were Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Richardson, Swansea, and Mrs. George Protheroe, Mumbles.
THE TRADE OF THE PORT AND DISTRICT. SPECIAL REPORT BY OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT. SWANSEA, Thursday. — Compared with the previous week, and also the corresponding week of last year, a marked decrease is disclosed in the export trade of the week just ended, a result of the disorganisation caused by the Bank Holiday, and the after effects. The import trade, however, was most satisfactory. The entries of shipping in ballast amount to 17,702 tons, as against 19,874 tons the previous week, and 19,819 tons the corresponding week of last year. Imports 13,614 tons, and exports foreign 21,350 year. Imports 13,614 tons, and exports foreign 21,350 tons, compared with 16,500 tons, and 47,756 tons, respectively last year. The imports include from France, pitwood; Holland, zinc ashes and moss litter; Norway, timber; Portugal, sulphur ore; Russia, timber Chile, wheat; and Newfoundland, copper regulus and ore. The clearances of tin-plates and general goods were but 1,433 tons as against 6,486 tons last year, and include 263 tons for France, 240 tons for Portugal, 260 tons for Port Nolloth, and 670 tons for New York. The production of tin- plates continues to be materially restricted by the want of water, and the limited supply of steel bar. There is a fair demand, and prices are steady. The latest information as to the pro- gress of the manufacture of tin-plates in America, gives the estimated rate of production at the end of June at not less than 4,000,000 boxes per annum, an amount nearly sufficient to supply the full current needs of American con- sumers. In face of this fact it is gratifying to observe the steady increase in the exports to other countries, no less than 1,284 tons having gone to Singapore, Penang, &c., last month. The copper trade maintains a very active condition, and Chili bars are as high as X49 0. Od. per ton. Large consignments of ore and regulus came to hand last month from all parts of the world. IMPORTS — COASTWISE.—Pig-iron 640 tons, tinplates 280 tons, scrap steel 530 tons, copper ore 137 tons, blende ore 170 tons, tin slag 145 tons, block tin 2 tons, spelter 20 tons, mnnaic 60 tons, building material 989 tons, pitch 290 tons, grain 371 tons, hay 78 tons, nitre cake 47 tons, sundries 1,602 tons. IMPORTS — FOREIGN.—France Potatoes 70 tons, pitwood 160 tons, general 78 tons; Portugal: sulphur ore 1,200 tons; Rotterdam: zinc ashes 194 tons; moss litter 48 tons; Norway: flooring boards 480 loads; Russia: timber 153 loads; Chili: wheat 1,718 tons Newfoundland copper ore 1,446 tons regains 2,254 tons- EXPORTS—FOKBISN.—Coal 17,617 tons, patent fuel 2,300 tons, tinplates and general goods, 1,433 tons.
+ MEMORIAL CHURCH TO TPE LATE MISS OLIVE TALBOT. BAZAAR AT MAESTEG. No parish in Glamorganshire has participted more largel V in the generous benefactions of the Talbots of Margam, and especially in the munifi- cence of the late Miss Olive Talbot, than the parish of Llangynwyd, which embraces Maesteg and other populous centres in the Llynvi Valley. The present vicar, the Rev. Stephen Jackson, was inducted to the living only about four or five years ago, but during his incumbency the old church at Llangynwyd has been entirely renovated, while new churches have also been built at Garth, Maesteg. and Abergwynfi, and all this work was carried out at the entire expense of Miss Olive Talbot. Prior to her lamented death, about two years ago, a movement was initiated for the erection of a new church at Maesteg for the English congregation, who had hitherto held their services in Maesteg Church, where the Welsh congregation also meet for worship. The inconveniences arising from two sets of worshippers using the same fabric has long been felt, and the proposal to erect a new church for the English section met with the heartiest approval both of Miss Talbot, of Margam, and Miss Olive Talbot. The former presented the committee—of which the vicar is chairman, Mr. Samuel Grice the secretary, and Mr. J. H. Thomas the treasurer- with a magnificent site on the slope of the hill behind the town of Maesteg, and when completed the new church will be a prominent feature in the landscape for many miles around. Miss Talbot further supplemented her generous gift with a cheque for the handsome sum of £1,000, and a like sum was also contributed by Miss Olive Talbot. Soon afterwards Miss Olive Talbot died, and then it was resolved that the Church of St. Michael and All Angels, as this fabric will be known, should be built as a memorial church to so generous a benefactress. The buiiding is now In course of erection, the architect being Mr. G. Halladay, of Cardiff, and the contractors Messrs. McGaul and Son, of Bridgend. It is designed to seat 600 people, and the total cost is estimated at ■ £ 6,000. In addition to the X2,000 presented by the ladies of Margam, a sum of £100 was contri- buted by Mrs. Llewellyn, of Baglan Hall while the Maesteg Churchpeople raised a sum of £ 500 among themselves. Miss Talbot has also very kindly advanced a sum of £1,600 towards de- fraying the cost of the chancel. It was with a view to help to liquidate the balance that the vicar and his Building Committee resolved to organize a bazaar, and this was opened on Wednesday at the Maesteg Town Hall, in the presence of a fashionable and distinguished gathering, by Miss Talbot, whose visit to Maesteg, with a large party, was the occasion of a good deal of rejoicing in the district. Included in the Margam party were Miss Talbot and her sister, Mrs. Fletcher, of Saltoun, Scotland; Mr. and Mrs. Leighton, MrT and Mrs. Campbell, and the Misses Campbell, Mr. E. Knox, J.P. (chief agent of the Margam Estate), aLd Mr. J. Muir. The Bishop of Landaff was also present at the head of a large body of clergy, among whom were observed the Revs. Stephen Jackson, vicar of Llangynwyd; F. W. Edmondes, M.A., rector of Coity; D. Phillips, vicar of Llangeiuor; D. Davies, B.A., vicar of Newcastle, Bridgend; Stephen Nicholl, rector of Llandough; Bangor Davies, Kenfig Hill; S. C. Hill, W. R. Roberts, and others while among the company in the hall were Mr. R. W. Llewellyn, J.P., Baglan Cottage; Councillor J. M. Smith, J.P., Aberavon; Alder- man Barrow, Maesteg; and Mrs. Jones, Coed- park. The Bazaar Committee, of whom Mr. Leake, is chairman, worked very energetically for the success of the movement, and the takings on Wednesday amounted to a very substantial sum. The hall, had been elegantly decorated by the ladies, and the stalls (of which there were seven) were well stocked with goods of a handsome and costly description. The following were THE STALL-HOLDERS. STALL A—Miss Talbot Margam, and Mrs Fletcher, Saltoun Hall, Scotland. STALL B.— Mrs Jackson, Llangynwyd Vicarage; Mrs Thomas and Mrs Barrow. STALL C (Guild of St- Agnes Stall).-Mrs Tudor, Mrs Frank Williams, Miss Popkin, Mrs D. R. Powell, Mrs J. H. Thomas, Mrs Grice, and Miss H. Davies. STALL D-—Mrs Saviors, Miss Mary Davies, Mrs T. H. Jones, Mrs E. Williams, and Miss Llewellyn. m „ STALL E.—Mrs Rutter, Mrs T. Pearce, Mrs G. Pearce. Mrs Jenkins, and Mrs France. STALL F (Flower aud Tobacco).-Miss Tre- harne., Miss Kate Thomas, Miss Minnie Morgan, Miss Annie Morgan, Miss M. Grey, and Miss Mabel Evans. STALL G (Refreshments).—Miss Sampson, Mrs Wm. Jones, Mrs James Davies, Miss Shaw, and Miss Coleman. Mr and Mrs Campbell had charge of the side- shows and entertainments. all of which were well patronised during the day. Miss Talbot was very cordially received.
SWANSEA PILOT BOAT RACE. THE RESULT.) Yesterday (Thursday) the Swansea Pilots' Regatta took place. It excited considerable interest in shipping circles, and the docks were gay with bunting. The prizes, in money and kind, were offered by the Swansea Harbour Trustees, and should have been competed for at the Royal Regatta, but were crowded out. Yesterday was beautifully fine, and a a good, spanking breeze blew in fact there was everything favourable for a capital race. The competing boats, trimmed and cleaned for the occasion, assembled at noon in the Prince of Wales Dock lock, and in the presence of a fair number of interested spectators. The boats were—"Charles Bath," "Mary," "Rival," Grenfell," Camelia," and "Vivian," and it was a pretty sight to see them get into position. At two o'clock Sergeant Bird fired the signal gun, and away went the boats from the Fair- weather Buoy to the Neath Fajrweather Buoy, which was the first leg of the course, thence to the Swansea Green Ground Buoy and back again to the Fairweather Buoy, off the Swansea Pier. The Mary led at the stal t, and the Charles Bath retired early in the race. The Vivian seemed to be the general favourite. She sailed splendidly, and when off Port Talbot she passed all her competitors, and maintained her lead to the end. The "Mary" and the "Grenfell" were keeping well together when the former made an indiscreet tack which lett her very much behind. The result was as follows:— arrived h. m. s. Vivian 1 325 0 Grenfell 2 3 26 30 Mary 3 33430 Benson 4 3 32 40 Camelia 5 3 34 30 Rival. 6 3 36 50 Vigilant 7 3 39 0 The first prize was ana a telescope, the latter to be presented to the Swansea Pilot House; second prize, £ 7 and a flag, and third prize £ 5. It was a good race and was much enjoyed by those who watehed it from the Pier, promenade and sands.
HEALTH OF SWANSEA AND CARDIFF. HEALTHY SWANSEA. During the 13 weeks ending on the 27th June there were registered in tne borough of Cardiff 1,314 births and 624 deaths, and m Swansea 739 births and 371 deaths. Ita '33 of the largest towns in England and Wales, which include Cardiff and Swansea, and contain each upwards of 85,000 persons, the birth-rate last quarter averaged 31"^ an(j was 1*3 per 1,000 less than in Cardiff, but Vl more than in Swansea.. „ The 624 deaths in Cardiff last quarter included 324 of males and 300 of females, and showed a decrease of two from tn ^u™«er registered in the previous quarter, iney were eqnivalent to an annual mortality of 5 5.Pfr 1,000 persons living, against 17'7, 17 5, 4 "i the preced- ing quarters, and 19 4, to 1, and 15-2 in the corresponding quarters 01 tne three previous years.. „ Of the 371 deaths in Swansea last quarter 199 were those of males, ana 172 were those of females. The death-rate which had been 15*4 20-2, and 16"8 inithe three P^jeedin* qqarters,' further fell to 15"1 Per 1,000 last quarter (or 0'3 less than in Cardiff) as compared with 20'5 15 6 and 15'3 in the June quarters of 1893-4-5. The rate of mortality in Swansea last quarter was thus 2 0 per 1,000 below the average which was 17-1, and was, with only one exception, the lowest recorded during the other rates having toS^tte I4'5 in the third quarter of 1894 to 22 2 m the first qaarter of 1895.
NEATH COLLIERY EXPLOSION. ON. TELEGRAM FROM THE HOME OFFICE. Mr. Robson, her Majesty's chief inspector of mines for this district, has received the following telegram from the Home Office — The Secretary of State deeply regrets to hear of the fatal accident at Bryncoch Colliery, ana requests further particulars as soon as possible and desires to express his admiration 0f energy and courage displayed by all concerned in bringing1 the men ont of the mine." The surviving injured men, David MevricV Evan Jones, are in an unchanged condition ™ John Newall Moore attends to all their waf/' and makes a personal call upon the sufferers dav by day. «. The funerals of the five victims of the dison+^i. will take place on Saturday. toaster
DISTRICT NEWS. GORSEINON. The Welsh Church attended ^eChoralFestival at Llandilo this year, it bemg a Welsh Festival Last week the Choir had their annual outing. The place chosen for the outing .was ParWl^ Gower The numbering about 60, started ^,four commodious breaks, hired fro™ f p n .Seymour, of Manselton, bwansea, from Gorseinon between 9 and 9.30 a.m. arrmng» about 11 o'clock. About 12.^ » plentiful luncheon was served cold bv beef, ham and chicken, &c-, foil eten"Lpl™». apple, and gooseberry tarts, LwJth sugar and mollified with ^ppli?0!6 ,^8 washed down with unlimited supplies 0f pop.» The collation was spreadin ^open air in a field at Parkmill- After luncheon the partv separated into sm?Jlerbreak8PaBie8i who made excursions—some • »nd some on foot-to various piaces J^rest m the neigh- bourhood, such fastfe^ &e Three Cliffs Bay, Old Penrice Castle, Ac. About 5.30 a tea awaited them a:^silted been served, l^e tea. of bread and butter, cake 8t £ kinda /1Ctoria aand- wiches, jam of. After tea some indulged m 'plaved+ took them- selves to dancing, other splayed two and threes, and so the time a^a*»% passed till the signal for ^epa j?lven about 7.45 p.m., and about 8 0 commenced their return was bean«f nrseinon a^out 10.20. The ««tbeL% A fine all day. The Rev. W. of Gorseinon, was, unt^tunately, not able present, as he had t /UQeral of a near relative. The absence was much resetted. The Rev. T. P. Lewis, B.A., ™U*gaer, aud Mrs. Lewis accompanied Parkmill, by the kind invitation Snn<1<. Ihe English Lay Service, held i y schoolroom on Sunday evenings with the Welsh service in the church« parted when Mr. Lewis was curate n, and mainly by his instrumentality, */rOT,anJ>0Werful help of Mr. Wm. Lewis, a»d his family, and the invitation g -J..• and Mrs. Lewis was a graceful recogmtion of that fact, "the little one has becom, and the small one a strong nation A and those who started the English -4, fostered it in its weakness were reme its day 0f strength. "Itought to be stated th John Evans is the trainer and organist Wsh choir, which owes its efficiency 1 s £ measure to her untiring efforts. T .of the ontiug were defrayed by th p of the members of the cho pt. David Lewis, J.P., Melin Monach (the secretary of the English cause), 18 brother, Mr. W. Rnfus Lewis, The following W. Rnfus Lewis, The following ladies worked hard in g to the wants of the party, viz. —Mrs. *oxworthy (Mr. Fox- worthy was also pres <&<1 mu°h to render the outing a success),. • Wm. Llewellyn, Primrose House, 1? T. Edwards, Mrs. Thomas, Mrs. LI elyn Evans, and Mrs. John Evans (organist;.— PENCLAWDD. On Monday a bf J^?U(5 tea was held at the Board Schools, Penclawdd The bazaar was opened by Lady Moms, Sketty Park> who wag accompanied by Sir Robe:rt^orris Bart, in the presence of a large an bionable attendance, including the elite of the neighbourhood. At the various stalls were displayed articles of artistic merit, great beauty and usefulness. The lady stall-holders—who, by the way, looked charming m their J»<>costumes—were: Artistic photo stall Mrs w. B. Haynes, Brynhir; Miss Smith, London; Miss Morgan, Mumbles. Fancy stall—Mrs Bound, Mrs (Ur) Jones, Miss Lewis, Mumbles. Plain needlework stall—Mrs Tom Roberts. Miss L. Wilhams, Miss C. Harry. Fancy stall—Mrs G. E. Gordon, Miss Hadwin, Miss M. Jenkins. Refreshment stall—Miss Vaughan, Miss Dallimore, Miss C. J. Jones. Poultry stall—Miss Mary Jenkins and Miss Catherine Davies. One of the features of the bazaar was an entertainment, in which Miss James, and Messrs James, Joseph Thomas, Dd. Evans (Eos Rhidian), and others took part. Mr Hulley's excellent string band was in attendance. Mr G. B. Haynes, Mr G. E. Gordon, the Rev W. Jones (curate), and others carried out the whole of the arrangements. Ihe proceeds are to be' devoted to the completing of the Llanernewydd Church wall.
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THE CURIOUS FIND AT THE CROSS KEYS." TO THE EDITOR OF "THE CAMBRIAN." SIR,—The paragraph in your columns of last week on this subject reminds me of a circum- stance which occurred in the same neighbourhood quite 20 years ago. There was a bakehouse not far distant from the Cross Keys, in the vicinity of the churchyard, and the customers of the baker who used it were frequently annoyed to find im- pressed upon their loaf of bread a well-defined skull and cross-bones. From the frequent com- plaints regarding this sombre and repellant decoration, the baker was induced to examine his oven, and he discovered that in the course of recent repairs the slabs used for the floor of it had been overturned, and one of them proved to be a portion of a gravestone, which had evidently been, at one time or another, brought from the churchyard wherewith to pave his oven. There need be little doubt that the stones just unearthed at the Cross Keys are headstones similarly removed, but for building operations. There never was a graveyard at the Hospital of St. David's, upon the site of which the Cross. Keys now stands.—Yours truly, W. H. JONES. Norwich, August 3rd, 1896.
BIMETALLISM IN AMERICA AND BRITAIN. TO THE EDITOR OF THE CAMBRIAN." SIR,—The American Democratic Party— rightly or wrongly—have taken an important decision. They have decided for Free Silver, i.e., bimetallism for the United States, with or without other nations, and they have nominated Mr. Bryan for the Presidentship. The writer of the leading article in the Times of July 11, after quoting Mr. Bryan's (the Democratic nominee's) rhetoric writes :— What are we to think of a party whose best man gives utterance to this stuff, and who listen to it with unanimous approval ? Mr. Bryan is no fool. He knows his hearers, and he suits himself to their intellectual capacity. The ground, as he knew, was well prepared for his remarks. The Western farmers are not prosper" ing just now. They have no longer their old command of the foreign markets, and they are threatened with increasing rivalry from more quarters than one. Men in these circumstances are easily persuaded that there must be some thing wrong, and that it is the office of the Government to set it right, and cheap money presents itself as a short cat to more prosperous times. They look to it partly to raise priees for their produce, and this it will at least seem to do when prices are reckoned in the debased currency which they demand. That it will lighten their debts is a more real benefit, but it needs Mr. Bryan's eloquence to raise this from the level of a dishonest trick to a grand principle, and to retort with effect the charge of dishonesty on its opponents." The above is a mild example of the temper, the grammar, the logic, and the monetary science of those who write and speak against Bimetallism. The monetary situation in Russia, Western Europe and United States is very critical. Mis- conceptions help no one to right decisions. Will you kindly permit me a few words ? 1. The Times leader-writer admits that prices have fallen and therefore, of course, he admits that gold, which at present is standard money in United States and Western Europe, has failed as a standard of value. "It was said long ago," said Professor Fox well, that money without stability of value is a fraud. Now we have suffered from this instability of value for some 20 years. Is this j ust ? 2. Is it not the office of Government to set it (an unjust money) right ?" And thus to preserve the balance between creditor and debtor ? And thus to save industry from being crushed by the unearned increment of pressure of fixed charges (taxes, rates, interest, &c.) ? And thus to preserve the equity and sanctity of the con- tractual relations on which our civilisation is based? If not, then what is the office of the Government ? 3. From whom are the United States and Britain suffering a disastrous rivalry ? And why ? The rivalry comes from the users of paper and silver money, who were ably shown last autumn by the special correspondent of the Times to be virtually protected against us by the gold premium. Bimetallism would correct that. 4. Apparently the Times writer thinks that a monetary system which casts down prices and thus increases the pressure of debts and fixed charges on the producers and the industrious is just and honest; but a monetary system, Bimetallism, which all human experience proves to be less likely to cast down prices is a dis- honest trick." 5. Or is this the case ? Does the Times writer fail to see any relation between money and prices between money and industry and trade ? 6. If so, can the Times writer point to a single period in the history of mankind when prosper- ous times" were not the result of increased supplies of money ? 7. About March 20 of this year (1896) the Times critic of books described Mr. L. L. Price as an economist of distinction," and expressed satisfaction that his just-published book, Money in its relation to Prices," did not recommend Bimetallism. Mr. Price is a Bimetallist, and hia book, which all should read, is from cover to cover a long and argumentative statement of the monetary principles on which he and every able man who studies the question base the impregnable case for Bimetallism. His chapter on the period since 1873 repeatedly points to the loss occasioned by the absence of the counteracting influence of Bimetallism. The Times critic either had not read the book or was incapable of understanding the simple and clear statement of the monetary doctrines which every professor of political economy in Great Britain is teaching. 8. Finally—Does the Times writer wish his readers to suppose that the "gold men"—the Republican party and Mr. McKinley—are opposed to International Bimetallism. Gold men in the United States aim at International Bimetallism. Silverites wish the United States to adopt Bimetallism irrespective of the decision of other nations. That is the difference between the two parties but no British reader would infer this from the misleading language used by such papers as the Times. All Americans in the United States—seventy millions solid for Inter- national Bimetallism — wish :—Firstly, to restore the parity (steady value) in exchange between the money of seven hundred millions who use silver as standard money, and the money of three hundred millions who use gold, and once also used silver as standard money. Secondly, to restore the free coinage and use for legal tender of silver as well as gold, which, by increas- ing the available supply of metal, is, of course, more likely to keep prices staple and serve as a steady standard of value. The Times writer is opposed to the whole of the United States as well as to the British Bimetallists, who include the trained intellect of Britain in matters of monetary and economic science. Is the action and attitude of the Times creditable or worthy of a prominent paper ? Or to paraphrase the above words of the Times: What are we to think of a paper whose leader-writer give utterance to this stuff?" Every intelligent reader can gauge the value of the opinion of the Times in reference to the science of money—money, the mightiest engine to which mankind can lend au intelligent guidance."—lam, Sir, yours &c., ELPHINSTONE V. A. MAITLAND, Bishopstoke, Eastleigh. Hampshire.
L. AND N. W. RAILWAY DIVIDEND. The London and North-Western Railway dividend for the past half-year will be at the rate of 6i per cent. per annum.
SOUTH WALES STOCK AND SHARE MARKET. SUPPLIED BY MESSRS. THACKERAY AND CO., STOCK AND SHARE BROKERS, CARDIFF. CARDIFF, August 6, 1896. RAILS.-Although the holidays have as usual interfered materially with the business of the week, local rails have been fairly well enquired for and prices maintained. In Barrys the undivided stock shews no change closing 2991 3001. Both the preferred and deferred are in request, but there are few sellers about at the moment; the former are about 134-135 the latter stock has been dealt with in to a moderate extent within quotations 166J-167. Taff Vales have proved a fairly active market, but if anything are a shade easier at 92f-93. Tnere has not been much moving in Rhymneys, the pricc 277-280 being unchanged. Port Talbots have continued in demand and are firmer at 7|-8 £ Only a few transactions to note in Vales which remain about 134-144. A little better inquiry has set in for Rhonada and Swansea Bays and a fair number of shares have changed hands, the closing price 7-71 being about t better than last week. Preferences wanted. BANKS.—A dull tone has existed in this section and little doing. BREWERIES.-A few transactions have been recorded in allotments of Hancock new preferred and deferred; the former are about 20s. additional premium and the latter li-2. Dealings in these allotments have been practically forbidden, in consequence of the exceptionally short time allowed by the Company for renunciation, which expired on the 4th, giving barely a week from date of issue. Rhondda Valley preference are slightly easier at about I-Ii. COLLIERIES.—A dull market with no material alteration in prices. IRONS.—Inactive. MISCELLANEOUS.—Spiller and Bakers are better at 12f-13^ and a tew Spiller Nephews have been dealt in at 11. Alexandra Dock A and B are in demand, but this market generally rather quick. RAILWAYS. Paid Prices Stock Barry Undivided 100 269 302 „ Do. 4 p.c. Preferred Ord. 100 133 136 „ Do. Deferred Ordinary.. 100 100 167 10 Port Talbot Railway and Docks 8 7i 8jxd 10 Rhondda and Swansea Bay lu 7A 1% 10 „ „ New 10 7 7i Stock Rbymney 100 275 280 „ Tatt Vale Divided Stock 100 924 ost PKlij? £ Kl!iJS"riAL. Stock Barry Ry. 5 p.c. isf -fret. 100 183 185 < Do. Consold. p.c. 100 150 152 „ Brecon & Mer. 1st Prel. 1861 1uU 80 as Vo. 2nd Pref. 1802 100 53 68 II Cambrian, .No. 1,4 p.c. 100 aO 82 „ Do. No. i, 4 p.c. 100 41 43 lu Pembroke & Tenoy 6 p.c. 10 10 12 lo Rhondda & Swansea Bay 6 p.c. 10 14t 141 10 Uo. Do. New 10 14t 14J dtuck Bhymney 4 p.c. Consoid. luu 160 162 „ Tait Vale 4 p.c. Consold 100 150 152 RAILWAY AND uXiitiK DEBENTURES. Stock Alex. Dock & Hi. 4 p.c. J.00 129 131 „ Barry Railway a p.c. 100 lit! 117 „ Brecon & Merthyr A 4 p.c. 100 136 138 „ Do B 4 p.c. 100 112 113 „ But,, Dock 3 p.c 1uu ill 113 „ Cambrian A 4 p.c. 100 14d 148 „ Do B 4 p.c luO 137 139 „ Do C 4 p.c 100 133 135 „ Do D i p.c. non cum 100 115 117 „ Great Western 4 p.c. do 100 162 161 „ Midland 3 percent. 100 Iti 124xd Mid-Wales A 4; per cent. 100 148 Islxd „ Neath and Brecon 1st 100 1^9 131 „ „ A1 100 112 U3 „ „ A 2 100 8a 40 „ Bhondda and Swansea Bay 4 per cent. 100 136 138 „ Bhymney 4 do 100 l&O io2xd „ Tail Vale S per cent. 100 116 118 BANK&. 30 Glamorganshire 2j 4| 4f xd a t}l»iaorgan»iMr» Preference 2) õt &gxd 10 -London and Provincial 6 201 21j xd 60 Metropolitan 01 Englaud and Wales) 6 131 14t GAS. ■id Swansea 7j per cent. ia 44 46 26 Do 7 pei cent. 25 39 41 COAL AND IRON. 10 Albion Steam Colliery 10 12 12l Cambrian Ool'ryO p.c. Pref. i0 11 j li £ „ ,,4i p.c. Deb. 100 IO2 104 10 D. Davis anu Soua, Ltd. 10 11 11t 23 Ebbw Vale Steel, Iron and Coal 20 41 5* 6 Grear. Western Ordinary H 5 3# 3i 6 Do Prefer'ce A 5 bl 8,t xd 10 H. H. Vivian & Go. A Pref. 8 1 2 5 International Coal 6 Ij 2 10 Newport Abercaru 10 3 at 10 Do Participating Prel. 10 7 8 5 North's Navigation Col'ry. 6 It If 6 Do 10 p.c. Cum. Pref. 6 6f 5t 10 Penrikyber Colliery 10 5 6t 10 DO 5 to 71 p.c. Pref. 10 8i 8t 100 Powell Duffryn d p.c. Deb. 100 108 HOxd 6 Rhymuey Iron 6 L28 23sxd 6 Do New igJ loo. Cred. 11 ss 6d 9s 6d 100 Do 5 p.c. Alort. Debs. 100 97 99xd 17 South Wales Colliery A 17 loli il £ 3 Do 10 per cent. B 3 4 4t 11 Tredegar Iron and Coal A 7t 2 2t dtock Do B 100 33 36xd MISCELLANEOUS. Stock Alex. Dock and Railway 4t A Pref 100 127 129 „ Do B Prel 100 104 h6 lo Barry Graving Dock 10 21 21i 1 Ben Evans and Co. Ord'ry 1 i 1 lo Bristol & Soutb Wis. Wgn. 3 oi SJ i 60 Bute Dry Dock 60 13ft 14 10 Hancock rreferred Ord. 10 15t 16 10 Do, Deferred Ord. 10 iOj 2i 10 Do. 0 per cent. Pref. 10 ltt £ 16| Stock Do. 4 p.c Deb. Stock 100 120 122 10 Milford Dock 10 if 10 Mordey Carney, Limited. 9 13 13t 100 Do 4t per ceut. Deb. (ro I lM09,atl06) 100 106 107 60 Mountstuart Dry Dock A. 40 70 7Jf 60 Do Do B. 20 36 37 10 Provincial Tramways 10 8i 8§ 10 Do tt per cent. Preference 10 13& 14# 10 Bpillers & Bakers Ordinary 9 lzf 13t 10 Do. 6 P-C. Prel. 10 144 Stock Swansea Corporation 3^ p.c 100 137 I39xd gtock ttwauseft liarb. 4 p.c* Stock 100 1X4 115ica 100 Western Mail 4t Deb. 1920 100 105 107xd 10 do. 5 p.c. Pref. 10 lot lOt xd Bank Rate reduced from 21 to 2 p.c., 22nd IfeD., lb94. THERE ARE SBLLBBS OF 30 Bhondda and Swansea Bay Ordinary Shares, at £7 6s. 3d. 2 Swansea Gas 7; p.c. Shares. jMOO Tall Vales, at 92¡. 50 Newport Abercarn Prefereoce, at 7f. JE300 Lockets Merthyr a p.c. Debentures, at 98. 60 Fort Talbot Railway Shares, at 8. jg200 Bute Docks 3 p.c. Debenture Stock. 50 Vale of Glamorgan Railway Shares, at 14. 20 Cardiff Grocery Exchange Shares, at par. 25 Tower lea Ordinary Shares, at 7s. 6d. prem. £ 500 Bute Dock Preferred Stock, at 7 add. prem. 10 Mordey Carney ti.O paid Shares, at Hi. 7 Mordey Carney A:9 paid Shares. 17 Bristol and South Wales Wagon, at 26 Is. 3d. 20 Bhondda Brewery Preferences, at 23s. add. prem. Dö Jones Dickinson Prefs., at 2ls. Sd. de240 Rhymney Ordinary Stock. dEl.OOO Bnondda Brewery Debenture Stock. 510 Spillers and Nephews Biscuits, at 11. £ 2,000 Mid-Waits A Debenture, at 1ó01. THERE ARE BUYERS OF 10 Spillers and Bakers Ordinary. 100 Jones Dickinson Ordinary Shares. jB600 Alexandra uock Debenture, at 129J. £300 Brecon aud Merthyr B Deb., at 112J. 5 and 6 D. Davis and Son Ordinary Shares, at 11i. £ 500 Mordey Carneys Debenture, at 106. £ 500 Davis and Son B Debentures, at 6j prem. 26 Bhondda 6 p.c. Preference Shares, at x4 £ 10 Spillers Nephews Shares, at 10I. JE100 and £ 5oO Alexandra A Preference Stock. 20 Merthyr Gas New 7 p.c. Shares, at prem. jg700 Alexandra B Preference Stock. jEaOO and £ 200 D. Davis and Sous New Debentures, at prem. £ 500 Taff Vale Ordinary Stock. 20 Carmarthen Brewery Preference Shares.
+.—: G.W.R. DIVIDEND. The directors of the Great Western Railway Company will recommend a dividend for the last half-year at the rate of 4! per cent. per annum on the consolidated ordinary stock, carrying forward about £ 24,500.
4 RHODESIA. Advices from Rhodeaia show that the rebellion is practically crushed. CAPE TOWN, Thursday .-N ews has just reached here that Colonel Plumer's column utterly routed Secombo's, Umlugula's and three other impis yesterday. Major Kerbshaw and Sergeants McClosky, Gibbs, Kerr, and Christie were killed and 15 were wonuded.-Reltter.
Â. W. JOHNSON & CO., STOCK AND SHARE BROKERS, I 9055] 57, WIND STElfiET, SWANSEA. Telegrams—ORNA TE, Swansea. National Telephone i I SELLKJRS.—Glamorgan Bank Ordinary Ben Evans and Co. Ordinary; Jones Dickinson and Co.'s Ordinary; Swansea Tramways, &c., &c. BUYERS.—Jones Dickinson and Co.'s Prefs.; Ben Evans and Co. Debentures, &c., &c. I » JJAVIES AND gABREB, STOCK AND SHARE BROKERS, 56, WIND-STBEET, SWANSEA. Telegrams, "Discretion" Telephone No. 113. BuYKiiS.—oO Glamorgan Bank Ordinary, at 94 i7s. tid.; 50 Wassau (Gold Uoast; wining aimres 100 Glamorgan Bai;k Preferences. SELLERS.— £ 500 Swansea Harbour Stock, at 114 £ 50J Swansea Harbour Stock, at 115 10, 20 and 2) Weaver and Co. Freterencea; 6 do. Ordinary; 25 Ben Evans and Co. Ordinary. at 19s. 6d.; 2 Bhondda Ordinary and 2 Prefs.—want offer; Cambrian, Ltd., Shares.
GOWER ECHOES. 1 MUMBLES FULL OF VISITORS.— MEETING OF THE COUNCIL.-RE- MARKABLE DEATH RATE.—A HUGE HOLIDAY CROWD. The death rate of Mumbles for the past quarter is 4.88 per 1,000 per annum. Mumbles is full of visitors. The lodging-house keepers have as much as they can possibly attend to. This is very gratifying, especially when we consider the adverse circumstances under which the season opened. Many of the houses are booked up to the end of September, and there is every indication that the season of 1896 will be the most prosperous Mumbles has ever experienced. There is no doubt that this is due, to a large extent, to the claims of the district as a seaside health resort becoming more generally known. I have done my best in this direction, and only wish my colleagues on the other papers would follow suit. Dr. Padley, Dr. Paddon, and Dr. T. D. Griffiths, accomplished and experienced medical men, have great faith in the Mumbles as a health resort, for invalids as well as for the strong. The climate is not only mild, but remarkably equable, and the soil is also very dry. I have it on the authority of an experienced doctor that Mumbles is superior to Bournemouth as a health resort, and that the fact only requires to be made more Known to secure for the place a rapid growth. In addition to its climatic advantages, the district is rich in natural attractions. There are excellent tracts of sand at Langland and Caswell Bays many caves to be explored the cliffs abound in fossils the bathing facilities are all that could be desired; and the fishing in the bay and at Pwll Du is often good. As has been said of Bournemouth, both for itself and its surroundings, in fact, Mumbles may, without exaggeration, be described as a bourne from which no traveller willingly returns. I A meeting of the Oystermouth District Council was held on Tuesday. Present: Mr. Roger Beck (chairman), Messrs. R. Woolacott, W. Howells (who took his seat for the first time as successor to the late Mr. W. Bennett), D. R. Stephen, Jas. Lloyd, H- Davies, John Howell, Rev. Thomas Davies, Mr. T. W. James (clerk), Mr. J. H. Robinson (deputy clerk), and the surveyor (Mr. Clifton Bennett). The minutes having been passed, the Rev. Thomas Davis asked was it a fact that Mrs. Humphreys, of the Gladstone Refreshment House, who was granted permission to temporary place a flagstaff on the promenade on the occasion of the Royal Regatta, had been asked for a fee of one guinea ?—The Clerk said the guinea was made up of lls. for the stamp, and 10s. for drawing up the agreement. These charges were bound to be made, as a district con- tract had to be entered into. Mrs. Humphreys, however, refused to pay the demand.-The Rev. Thomas Davis certainly understood that per- mission was granted without any mention being made of one guinea.-The Clerk replied that Mrs Humphreys was properly informed of the charge. —Mr. D. R. Stephen moved the adoption of the I minutes of the Works Committee, which included the following:—"The Clerk reported on the advisability of the Council taking measures to carry out the work of paving, curbing, and metalling the streets known as Upper Chapel, Stanley, and Bay streets, and Langland-road, in accordance with Section 6 of the Private Street Works Act, and it was recommended that the Council resolve to execute the necessary work accordingly.—A communication was read from Mr. E. C. Nettell drawing the attention of the Council to the absence of the ventilating pipe (which had apparently been destroyed) attached to the sewer tank at Southend, and it was recom- mended that the Surveyor be instructed to restore or fix another pipe thereto.-A letter from Mr. G. A. Hemmings, of Bournemouth Villa, requesting that Alma-road should be lit with gas, was read, and it was recommended that same lay on the table."—Subject to a few modifications, the I minutes were confirmed. Mr. H. Davies moved the adoption of the minutes of the Finance Committee. They showed there was a credit balance on current account in the hands of the treasurer of JE451 8s. lid., and recommended that zC200 be taken from the general account and placed on deposit.—Mr. James Lloyd seconded the motion, which was carried. The Clerk read the report of the Medical Officer of Health (Dr. W. Bevan). It stated that the district was entirely free from all zymotic diseases, and that the death-rate was 4"88 per per 1,000 per annum. (Hear, hear.) The Clerk said that was the lowest death-rate he had ever heard of.—This was all the business of public interest. The Mumbles' Railway Company offer C5 reward for information which will lead to the conviction of the person or persons who tampered with the line on Friday last. There is reason to believe that the stone which threw the 4 p.m. train off the line was placed there with malicious intent. No damage was done, but the passengers I were considerably inconvenienced by the delay which ensued. It is to be hoped the offenders will be brought to justice. It is fortunate the accident did not prove much more serious. Nearly 30,000 people visited Mumbles on Bank Holiday. Who will say the place is not popular after that? The crowds were very respectable. The writer only saw half a dozen cases of drunkenness during the whole day, and they were confined to young girls and men. The smell of a glass of beer would very likely cause the former to lose their equilibrium, and to sing, with terrible mutilation of tune and time, "And still I lives in hopes to see hold Swansea town wunce more-fine gel! The Oystermouth Water Works Company, of which Sir John Jones Jenkins, M.P., is the chair- man, have just erected a pumping station over the spring on the east-side of Caswell Bay, the power being two oil engines of 17-horse power each, driving two pairs of double rain-pumps, each pump delivering 5,500 gallons of water per hour. During the present dry season Mumbles has been quite as well off as Swansea in regard to the water supply. 0
WESLEYAN CONFERENCE. THE LOCAL STATIONS. The Wesleyan conference resumed its proceed- ings on Wednesday morning, Dr. Randies again in the chair. The final consideration of the stations did not take so long as has usually been the case, and at a little after 6 o clock the final vote of thanks had been duly presented and the conference came to a close. The following are the local stations CARDIFF AND SWANSEA DISTRICTS. R. Jenkin, chairman. W. Wakinshaw, financial secretary. Swansea—Featherstone Kellet, James S. Bellman, Charles T. Horne. Mumbles- Joseph Augustus Jones. Sketty-John Dixon (a), Charles W. Rawlings, Thomas F. Rawlings, supernumeraries. Gower Charles A. Booth, who shall change on one Sunday in every quarter with the ministers I of the Swansea, circuit. Neath-Charles Thomas. Briton Ferry—W. B. Saul. Carmarthen- James Greenland, who shall change on one Sunday in every quarter with the ministers of the Llanelly circuit. Llanelly-William Hunter, Reuben R. Simons (Victoria-road and Havelock-street.) I THE SOUTH WALES DISTRICT. I John Evans, chairman. Thomas Manuel, financial secretary. Swansea—John Roberts (C). Ystalyfera-Llewellyn A. Jones. Neath Abbey—D. Corris Davies. 1 Ystalyfera—Henry Parry, Henry Pritcharu, supernumaries. tlanelly-Tbomas Jones (C), who shall change on two Sundays in every quarter with the minister of the Llandilo circuit, and act under the direction of the chairman of the district. Lampeter—Robert Roberts, David Roberts. St. David's-Evan Isaac, who shall a;;t under the direction of the chairman of the district.
MUMBLES AND GOWER VISITORS' LIST. Mumbles healthiest seaside resort in Kingdom. Health bill perfectly clean. Death-rate for quarter, 4'88 per 1,000 per annum. ARRIVALS. LANGLAND BAY HOTEL.—Mr. G. D Bell Broughtly Ferry, N.B.; Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson, London Mr. Charles Cotton, Abergavenny Mr. Bodan Ross, Cardiff Mr. and Mrs. W. T! Clutterbuck, Barnwood Mr. E. J. Gibbins, Neath Mr. H. Birkbeck, London Mr. D. Rees, Neath Miss Rees, do. Captain and Mrs. Williams, Aberdare; Mrs. T. Taylor, Wark of Tyne Mr- H. R. Christie, Porthcawl. OSBORNE HOTEL, LANGLAND BAY.—Mr. J. T. Phoenix, Cardiff; Mr. S. M Wilkinson, do.; Mr. T. J. Williams, do.; Mr. and Mrs. J. T. G. Pugh, Twickenham Mr. and Mrs. Jones, Pentre; Mrs. Wallis and maid Mrs. Dr. John and Master John, Yonkas, N.Y.; Mr. and Mrs. Johnston, Eccles. NEW WINDSOR HOUSE, LANGLAND (Mrs. Tucker).—Mrs. Hughes and Miss Griffiths,Blaina; Mr. Hodges and family, Aberdare Mr. Lloyd and family, Merthyr; Mr. and Mrs. Spookes, Northampton. WESTSOUBXE HOUSE, CHURCH PARK (Mrs. •Lloyd)—Mrs. Nickless and Mrs. Anson. LESME HOUSE, MUMBLES (Mrs. Morris).— Mrs. Poole and family, Bristol; Mrs. and Mis3 Rose, Birmingham Mr. Camidge. PENALVERNK, BAT STREET, MUMBLES.—• Mrs. and Miss Walley and Miss Roberts, Gloucester Miss Cowley and party and Misa Warom, Birmingham; Mrs. Beard, Mrs. Godwin, Master F. Godwin, and Captain E. Godwin, a m Gloucester; Mr, and Mrs. James and Miss E. James, London; Mrs. Merrinuan and party London. 5 SHEFFIELD-PLACE, MuMMS.—Miss Mona Pratt, Blackwood, Newport, Mon.; Mr. and Mrs Taylor, Dudley; Mr. and Mrs. Morgan, Dean Forest. PORTIA COTTAGE, MUMBLES.—Mr. Burchal near Newport; Mrs. Whent, Miss B. Shipton' Miss A. Morgan, Cartref. DUNN'S COTTAGE, MUMBLES.—Mrs. Harmston, Aberdare Mrs. Davies, do.; Mrs. Roderick, do. 38, BAT-STREET, MUMBLES.—Mr. and Mrs. Watkins, Newport, Mon.; Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler, Wolverhampton; Miss Williams and Mrs. Tabor, Bristol; Mr. and Mrs. Bryant, Bristol. BEACH WOOD HOUSE, MUMBLES.—Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd and family, Mr. Rees, Mr. Shaw. PARK VILLA, CASWELL (Mrs. Tucker).—Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Cardiff Mr. and Mrs. Merriman, Chepstow Mrs. and the Misses Gregory, Birmingham. WESTBOURNE VILLA, CASWELL (Mrs. Bosson). —Mr. and Mrs. Morton and family, Worcester • j and Mrs. Bunning and family, Cardiff; Mr. tut w-1?-' ^janei Clifton; Mr. Pullin, London: Mr. Williams, Pontypool. EASTBOURNE, LANGLAND (Mrs. Williams).— MiS Se, ""1 £ *milr' BaiW' WITTEMBERG, LANGLAND (Mrs. Stephen Lloyd).—Mr. and Mrs. Johnson and family, Bristol. ROTHERSLADE HOTEL, LANGLAND (Madame MitcheID.—Mr. and Mrs. Smith and family Newport; Mr. Frossard; Mrs. and Miss Wilkes Swansea; Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Thomas, New- port Mr. Jones, Merthyr Mr. and Mrs. Barnsley, Birmingham; Mr. Livingston, Swan- sea Mr. and Miss Davies Miss Jones, Merthyr; Mr. and Mrs. Hansard and family, Merthyr Mr. and Mrs. Harse and family, Newport; Capt. and Miss Rankin, London Mr. and Mrs. Alexander, Newport; Mr. Larkin, Bristol; Mr. and Master Nichol, London. BOURNEMOUTH VILLA, LANGLAND (Mrs. Geo. Hemmens).-Mr. Jacques, Cheltenham Mrs. and Miss Jacques, Clifton; Rev. and Mrs. Tedmond and family, Clifton. GREENSLADE. LANGLAND (Mrs. J. Lloyd).- Mr. and Mrs. Walters and family, Birmingham Mr. and Mrs. Birne and family, Cardiff; Miss O'Brien, Cardiff. LANGLAND HILL HOUSE, LANGLAND (Mrs. Stockwood\—Mr; Clarke, London; Mr. and Mrs. Osborne and family, Neath; Mr. Saunders Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Thomas, Neath. OVERLAND HOUSE, LANGLAND (Mrs. Davies), —Mr. and Mrs. May, Bristol; Mrs. Cox, Bristol; Mr. and Mrs. Walters and family, Birmingham; Miss Johnson; Mrs. Morgan and family, Swan- sea; Mrs. Williams, Cardiff: Mrs. Mealley, Aberdare. SUMMERLAND, CASWELL (Mrs. HoweUs).— Mrs. Suchsland, Swansea; Miss Chilcott, Clifton. STANSTEAD HOUSE, WEST CROSS (Mrs^ Hopkins).—Sir Richard Green-Price, Lady Green- Price and family, The Poplars" Kingsland, Shrewsbury.
APARTMENTS AT MUMBLES. NEW WINDSOR HOUSE, LANGLAND.-Mrs. Tucker. WESTBOURNE VILLA, CASWELL.—Mrs. Bosson. WITTMMUSNA, LANGLAND BAY.—Mrs. Lloyd. BOURNEMOUTH, LANGLAND.—Mrs. Hemmings. FAIRFIELD. LANGLAND.—Mrs. W. Morris. PARK VILLA, CASWELL.—Mrs. Tucker. Well-furnished APARTMENTS to let in above houses, which are all beautifully situated. [9360
BIRTHS. MARRIAGES AND DEATHS BIRTH. BEVAN.-On August 1st, at 17, Walter-road, the wife of Jno. W. Bevan, of a daughter. JONES,-On July 15th, at 9, Penyfon-street Llanelly, the wife of W. H. Jones, of a son. CHRISTOPHER.—On August 1st, at Caerelms, the wife of R. Christopher, of a daughter. WILLIAMS.—On the 30th ult., at Fron, Felin- foel, the wife of Mr. John Williams, of twins—sons. MARRIAGES. POWELL—JONES.—On August 2nd, at St. Peter's Church, Pontardawe, by the Rev. J. Morgans, Frank Powell, Llanelly, to Margaret Ann Jones, Haleyon House, Pontardawe. VINCENT-AGNEW.-on August 1st, by the Rev. J. Titus, B.A., Henry Vincent, to Annie Agnew, both of Swansea. RIPLET—RICHARDS.—On August 3rd, by the Rev. J. Titus, B.A., George Ripley, to Margaret Richards, both of Swansea. THOMAS—SMITH.—On August 3rd, by the Rev. J. Titus, B.A., Thomas Lewis Thomas, to Edith Smith, both of Swansea. PBPPSRKLL—JENKINS.—August 5th, at St. Margaret's, Roath, by the Rev. H. North Fred. William. flfth son of R. Pepperell, of Salisbury, to Mary Emily second daughter of the late Rev John Jenkins, Swansea. PATNTBR-DAVIES -Onthe 29th of July, at KTlT'ftn011' th° ^v. E.Morris, Rector, John Lloyd Havard, son of R. E. Payn- ter, En,ineer, Newport, to Miunie, daughter of George Rice Davies, Esq., Llanvapley, Mon. .BLOMFIELD—MACANDREW.—On the 30th July, at the Parish Church, Little Horkesley, Essex, Charles James, eldest son of Sir Arthur Blom- field, A.R.A., to Eleanor, daughter of William Macandrew, J.P., of Westwood House, Essex. HARINGTON- BURGES-BA YL Y .-On the 28th July, at St. Michael's Church, Castle Frome, Herefordshire, the Rev. Charles Harington, Rector of Llanerfyl, Montgomeryshire, second son of Sir Richard Harington, Bart., of Whit. bourne Court, Herefordshire, to Audrey Emma eldest daughter of the Rev. R. Barges-Bayly, Rector of Castle Frome. J RANKiN-RiCE.-On the 25th July, at St. Peter's Church, Eaton fequare, London, James Beginaid Lea Rankm, eldest son of James Rankm M P of Bryngwyn, Hereford, to the Dynevor second daughter of Lord DEATHS st^e*°VT'?n tbe lst Auf?ust' at 115» T2*rley- R^ h.i'ondon' the Ri&ht H<>n. Sir William Robert Grove, F.R.S., in his 86th year. NTHOMAs,-2nd August, at Court Herbert, eath, John Thomas, ag-ed 74 years. GORVIN.— August 2nd, at Cwm- .rvan House, Bryn-road, Swansea, Henrietta Maria, the be- loved wife of Henry Gorvin, aged 82 years. JONEs.-On the 3rd August, at St. Helen's, Swansea, Emily Brinah Jones, youngest daugh- ter of the late H. M. Jones, after a protracted illness, borne with patience and resignation t i> the Divine Will. KIRBy.-On July 28th, at 1, Bryu-y-mor Crescent, Margaret Kirby, aged 85 years. JONEs.-On July 30th. at Inkerwan-street, William Jones, aged 24 years. SORTHCoTE.-On July 30th, at 5. St. Mary's- street, Bessie Brewer Northcote, agad 14 months. MARELS.—On July 31st. at Goat-street Police Station, Lena Marels, aged 5 years. BLANDT.—On the 27th July, at Bircham Hon!»e, Newland, Gloucestershire, Frederick Blandy, youngest son of the late John Blandy, of Madeira, aged 72 years. THOMPSON.—On the 2nd August, at Askham House, Cheltenham, Captain Edward Thompson, late 95th Regiment, aged 80 years. TISDALL.—On the 30th July, at Shortlands, Folkestone, Major-General Archibald Tisdall, in his 74th year. WOOD.-On the 30th July, at 7, Park-street, Bath, Mary Wood, in her 93rd year. ^DAVIES.—On the 31st ult., at 15, Marble Ha71, Margaret, wife of Daniel Davies, aged 35 years. TATLOR.—On the 1st inst., at Broad Marston, Stratford-on-Av. n, Mrs. Taylor, aged 54 years. OWEN.—On the 2nd inst., at Llwynwhilwg. terrace, Gomer Owen, steel-worker, aged 42 years. Printed by Steam Power, and Published by The CAMB I; IAN NEWSPAPER COMPANY, Limited, at the Office. No. 58, Wind-street, Swansea, in the County of Glamorgan,-FRIDAT, Aug. 7,18P6.