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The Brighton and Hove Association of Free Churches have askeu the ^o*" Council not to provide special facilities for bookmakin* and bettiiiw on the racecourse. Ihe Committee DroDose to reply that the Council has delegated who, they are confident, will conuuet them m a proper manner.
GLAMORGAN QUARTER SESSIONS. TRIALS OF PRISONERS AT SWANSEA. The Michaelmas Quarter Sessions for the county of Glamorgan were opened at the Town- hall on Tuesday morning (before hia Honour Judge Gwllym Williams, chairman). There a small attendance of magistrates. THE GRAND JURY. The following we.-c s.o. on th -u.'l jury — James Fear Davies (foreman), Fvan Evans- Bavan, T. E. Bowen, A. Baldwin, Geo. Clark, James Davies, Evan Davies, Herbert Ecclo, Daniel Evans, E. L. Green, Jenkin Hill, John Howell, W. H. Hunkin T John, T. Jones (Neath), T. Jones (Maesgwyn), A. T. Jonea, L. Jenkins, J. Morris J B. Taylor, William Thomas, and Ivor Wiltiama. THE CHARGE. In charging the grand jury, his Honour said the duties would be light but he could not flatter the county by stating that the cases were not of a very serious nature. He found that, whereas six months ago he could congratulate the county on the almost total absence of those horiible crimes against women and children which had disgraced the country, he was not in a position now to offer the same congratulation There were a large number of such cases, and in the majority they were oflences against young female children. It was deplorable and almost inconceivable, that such cases should occur. His Honour then referred to the new feature in criminal procedure, and said that, although a grand jury's duty was simply to ascertain whether there was a prima facie case, yet the new Criminal Evidence Act might indirectly affect their duties. The general effect of the Act was that accused persons and husband and wives were admitted as witnesses, and were uo be treated as other witnesses, with the exception that the presiding judge might decline, in the interest of the accused person, to allow certain questions to be put to him. It would not in future be competent for counsel to say that his client's mouth was closed. This assimilation to the procedure of civil actions would enable juries to hear both sides of the question, and the fact that the witnesses were to be regarded as witnesses of truth until the contrary was proved would, he thought, tend to help juries to arrive at a verdict. But the Act imposed a gi-ave duty on presiding judges and counsel, for upon them it fell to protect the interest of an accused person who tendered him- self as a witness. One important provision intended to safeguard the interest of an accused person was that anyone not applying to be called as a witness was not to be prejudiced thereby, and no comment was to be based upon his conduct. The change was so important that it required the closest attention, for it might be made to work incalculable mischief to an accused person, and so thwart the object of the Legislature. The success or failure of the Act would depend mainly upon the manner in wbich the safeguarding of the interests of the prisoners was carried out. The Act was on its trial, and it remained to be seen whether it would work out well or otherwise.—'ihe grand jury were then dismissed to their duties. FIRST cowr. [Before Judge Gwilym Williams, Chairman.] A RESULT OF THE STRIKE.—Thomas Bagnall, on bail, was charged with stabbing Miles Owen, a colliery fireman, on the 30th of July, at Pontycymmer.—Mr. L. M. Richards prosecuted, and Mr. Rhys Williams defended.—The defence was that prisoner had a certain amount of provocation, and was justified in the steps he took in defence of himself.—He was found not guilty," and discharged. FALSE PRETENCES.—John Jones, 52, a respectable-looking man, an erstwhile bailiff, was indicted for at Llantrisant, on the 11th of June, I false pretences from Ozeman l/Hprofnr,? 5U1'1 ffr°wer and cider manufacturer ? f°U? casks of cid*r, and a further iour casks on June 18.—Mr. Rhvs Williams prosecuted.—The jury found defendant "guilty and the court taking into consideration "his former good character, let him off with two montns hard labour. NO TRUE BILLS.—The grand jury threw out the bills against Thomas Richards, charged with obtaining 43: by false pretences at Gowerton, and against David Davies, 61, labourer, charged with indecently assaulting Sarah Davies, six years of age, at Merthyr, and they were discharged. HOUSEBREAKING.—Ivor Davies, a young man, described as a carpenter, was indicted for breaking into the house of David Llewellyn Lewis, at Merthyr, on August 12.—Mr. St. John Willia ns piosecuted, and Mr. Rhys Williams defended.—The Chairman, after hearing evidence, declared that there was no case, and defendant was found not guilty," ar.d discharged. IN DEFENCE OF HIS MOTHER.—Egbert Blake, 16 collier, was indicted for at Tonypandy, unlawfully and maliciously wounding James Blake bis father.—Mr. Lloyd Morgan, M.P., prosecuted, and Mr. Rhys Williams defended.- The evidence showed that James Blake, who had since died, arrived home very drunk, and demanded money for more drink from his wife. She refused it. whereupon he took up a plate and threw it at her, smashing it against her head. He then got up to attack her with a knife, when prisoner struck him on the head with a poker. James Blake's depositions, taken at the hospital, were read Iu it he admitted the attack on his wife, and that he was mad drunk at the time, adding that he had a blow from a poker, but could not say who dealt it. It was stated that the coroner's jury found that the acu ot prisoner was justifiable under the circumstances.—In summing up the Chairman said the whole question hung on whether the act was justified by the prisoner thinking his mother's life was in danger.Ihe jury, without hesitation, found prisoner not guilty," and he was discharged. Ko TRUE BILL —The grand juryíound no true bill with resnect't) Edward Jones, indicted for a^arltinsr Aiiee Turner, at Ystradyiodwg. MISCELLANEOUS.—Alma Vincent, 44 on bail was charged with stealing 35 yards of print at Tstradyfodw £ r the property of Margaret Jones Mr. Ivor Bowen m-osecuted, and Mr. Rhys Williams defended. A verdict of not guilty was returned.—Henrv Hooper, 34, labourer, pleaded guilty to wounding Margaret Shea, at Penarth. H0 Wa,, °^on for six weeks. John Davies 60, donkeyman, was sent to gao for six months for indecently assaulting Henaetta Hamlyn at Barry.-Jame/Wynn, 26, haulier, for steal-ag a pair of boots at Pontypridd, was sent to prison tor two months The Court then adjor-ned till Wednesday mornmg. SECOND COURT. rBefore Mr. O. H. Jones Deputy-chairman] WOUNDING.-Emily Bat'eg leaded GUILTY to wounding Elizabeth George at Pontypridd) and was sentenced to two months. PECULIAR CASES AGAINST COLLIERS.—Tom Megan, Tho.nas John. J0hn Parrv John Wil- PECULIAR CASES AGAINST COLLIERS.—Tom Megan, Tho-nas John. John Parrv John Wil- liams, and William Perkins, pleaded guilty to having cut, with intent to steil, 9cwt. of coal in the Penrhiw Level Mine, the pronertv of Charles Edward Elliott, at Pontypridd. The court took or thi9 YDUSual charge, and fined the defendants 20s. each, or fr, and bound them over in £ 10 each to CY be- haviour. Exactly the same coJr J g nVer- wards adopted in a similar ehart^ alVx Richards, David Morgan, andTv/w"St j at the LI an Level Mines the nr. ? Tavlor at Pontypridd ProPerty of Thomas NOT GUILTY.—Charles Brooke <?i u was found not gailty of stealino-'lo' moneys of John Parr, at Ee-lwv^M.7 j"' discharged. -^wysilan, and was SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST A XI* loan Lewis, 26 haulier, was char«H^LIE?*_ fullv and maliciously wounding TNnli „„ the 21«t of Valley. Mr. Albert Patioos p'rS't,™ prisoner was alleged to have stabbed the prosecu- tor m the chest with a knife during a row W there were some circumstances of doubt in the case. and the jury returred a verdict of girltv of common assault, prisoner being sentenced" to fourteen days' haid labour. DISMISSED.—Catherine Thomas, 20, servant was charged that she on July 30, at' Merthyr did unlawfully obtain, by false pretences fron William James Hay ward, two skirts and foui knickers, with intent to defraud. Mr. Trevor Lewis prosecuted and Mr. Ivor Bowen defended. —The jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and prisoner was discharged. A BARRY FRACAS.—Hy. Williams, 39, sailor, was charged with, on the 7th of October, at Barry, wilfully and maliciously wounding Alex. Charles Thorne.—Mr. Allen prosecuted.— The jury found prisoner guilty, but recommended him to mercy on account of the provocation he had received.— He was sentenced to two months, the Deputy- chairman stating that the use of the knife would have been more severely dealt with in other circumstances. The court then adjourned till ten Wednesday morning. FIRST COURT.—WEDNESDAY. [■Before his Honour Judge Gwilym WilMams,] MALICIOUS WOUNDING.—Rhoda Mordecai, 36, was charged with maliciously wounding Joseph Williams, at Pontypridd, in July last. Mr. Kelly prosecuted.— Prisoner was found guilty, and sent to piison for three months. ANOTHER TRIAL.—Edward Milliehays, a youth on bail, was indicted for, on the 24th September, unlawfully and maliciously wounding Johu Jones. Mr. Pepyat Evans prosecuted.—Found guilty of a common assault, and prisoner, who had not a good record, was sentenced to one month's imprisonment, the Chairman saying the court would give him another trial. A FIRST OFFENDER.—Arthur Hawkins, 20, baker, was indicted for, at Eglwysilian, tben being a servant to Richard Williams, fraudulently embezzling and stealing £2 6s. lljd received by him for his master.—Mr. Parsons addressed the court in mitigation of sentence, and he was dealt with under the First Offenders' Act, and bound over to come up for sentence when called on. ILLNESS OF MR. S. T. EVANS, M.P.- during the morning a number of esses were called in which Mr. S. T. Evans, M.P., had been retained for the defence. It was, however, stated that Mr. Evans was unwell, and other counsel had taken his briefs, and, as they had not time to read them, the cases were put back for a time. THEFT OF BOOTS.—William John Morgan, 28, collier, pleaded guilty to stea ing a pair of boots, the property of George Rodd, at Ystradyfodwg.—lie was sent to prison for six months. A COLLIER'S FKAUD.—James Hinkley Williams. 23, collier, pleaded guilty to altering the numbers on trams at the Cambrian Colliery, with intent to defraud.—Mr. bankey defended and Mr. Rhys Williams was for the prosecution. —In passing sentence, the Chairman said Prisoner was rather clever at this kind of thing, and, if he were mad, there was a method in his madness. Be v.>Nideieu this one of the most rascally things a man could do, as it was an attempt to cheat his fellow- workmen out of money they bad earned. The sentence would be three months' hard labour. SECOND COURT.—WEDNESDAY. (Before Mr. 0. H. Jones, Deputy-chaiiman). CHARGE AGAINST A BANKRUPT.—Thomas Lewis, A respectable-looking, middle-aged man, described as a collier, surrt-ndered to his bail charged with, between the 1st of October, 1895, and the 30th September, 189H, obtaining credit of Messrs. T. II. Downing & Co., Messrs. Francis Trennery & Co. and Messrs. Yalatine, Fleming and Cattle, to the extent of ±20 and upwards. without informing the said firms that lie was an un- discharged bankrupt. Mr. Lloyd Morgan, M.P., appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Arthur Lewis for the defence.—The jury after an absence of neaily half an hour, found ■•>. verdict of "Not guilty."—Ihe Deputy- chairmaa said they had given a verdict in direct con- tradiction to the evidence. He had never heard a jury Rive a more improper verdict. They were quite unfit to be jurymen. WATCH STEALING IN THE RHONDDA.—Frank James, 21, collier, was found guilty of stealing a watch the property of Henry Morgan, at Yetradytod\g, and was sentenced to four months' hard labour. COUNTY CONSIMBIB ASSAULTED.—l'homas Price ana Richard Jones, labourers, and William Hobbs, a groom, three respectabk looking young men, were charged with, on the 24th of July, in Swansea Valley- I wounding and inflicting grievous bodily harm on j Police constable Wm. Bailey, of the county oolice. Mr, 1. M. Richards appearea for the prosecution; 1d¡. Lloyd Morgan, M.P defended Price, whilst Hobbs and Jones were represented respectively by Mr. RbYs I Williams and Mr. Plews.—The jury retired, and afer a short consultation returned a verdict of guilty0 common assault against each of the three prisoners.^ Price and Jones were sentenced to four calendar months, and Hobbs, whose offence appeared to be of a f lesser character, to one month's hard labour. I ASSAULT AT BRITON FERFY.—William Charle3 I Willi&ms, 32, labourer, was charged with innictiMg t grievous bodily harm on a fellow-workman, David < Ibomas, at the Albion Steelworks, Briton Ferry, on tile 14th of September. Mr. Raymond Allen anpeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Arthur Lewis for the defence.—After hearing the evidence the j UL Y returned t a verdict of Not guilty," and prisoner was discharged- ] The court then rose, the criminal business hating E been cone uded. i E f
THE REY. MRS. A. A. MATHEWS AND HER FRIEXDS. PRESENTATION AT ST. THOMAS. On Wednesday evening last the Vicar of St. Thomas. Swansea, v'ld members of the Church Council waited on Mrs. A. A. Mathews, at "e house of her parents, Mackworth-terrace. St. Thomas, for the puipose of presenting a canteen of silver cutlery plate, from the congregation of St. Ihomas Church and friends. Mr. Peacock, the Post-ila-ter of St. Thomas, having been voted to the chair, called upon -N,-lr. Churchwarden Ogfborn to make the presentation. Mr. Ogborn in doing so. said Mrs. Mathews, the congregatiot of St. Thoma'' Cuurcb. and i other friends, desire to commemorate the happy occasion of your marriage by a presentation, which we trust wiil be regarded by yuu as i^tohen of the very sincere wishes entertained by us for j yor future welfare and happiness. We sincere! v h' '1"" may remind you of friends amore^t whom you have spent your childhood. J do not think that I can express any better wish t' "i that you may find in your new home at Elaen- avon, friends that wiii have for you the same affection as those you leave behind at St. Thomas. It is almost rnnece-sarv for me to enter inio the details of the good work you have done in the parish ana district. Brought up by Cb'istiun parents, your one qm has been to do good. We know many a poor sufferer has been cheered by your kind words; and not only by your words, but by your kind acUon: as well. Your intimate friendship with one whuse name is dear to us a1, and wbo-e name was a household word in St. Thomas (I refer to the late Miss Grenteh), I am sure has proved a great blessing to you. I know 'f she had been spaied to have been with ns, no one would have rejoiced more tjan siie would, because I know she held you and yor- husband's name desr to he" heart. I am not only express my own thoughts, but others have told me the same that they could see that you were endeavour- ing to walk in the footsteps of her whose name will ever be fresh in our memory. As a Srnuay sc'iool teacher you have been most faitHul, anu as the teacher of the Strand motners' meet;ngyou have been doing a noble work. M.nc"u) ot the old as we1' as t ie yorng, I must also mention tie interest you have taken in tne Navvy's Mission, of which your husband was the fir-t local secre- fary, conduct:ng a very successful class ine^e. Then, again, we find you pmon^st the young as head of the Scripture L'nion, training young urnds. ju looking over your past w(.rk we Can see that your object has been to do good to the old as well as to the yo.ing. Another work, you have taken a great interest in, Bnd which is of very ^i-eat importance: 1 refer to the Church "astoral Aid Society and he Church M;=sionary Society, for which you have acted as hon. secretaiy. Your devotedness to the societies' work has Deen m means of get Jig increased subscriptions. Here we find yon agp'n working hard so that others in foreign pa, 's of the worJd may recvive the Word of Go j as well as ou-sehe-5. We earnestly hope that someone will come forward and cont nue to cariy 011 the noble work which you are leiA behind you. I am sure the noble work you ) ave been doing he;-e will be continued at Biaenavoa, and what will be our loss will be their gain. I am sure Mr. Matbews has been very fortunate in 1;" choice. I do not *'ruk if he had looked Swansea all over, or any other town, he could have fornd one more suitable to shate with b;m his joys aud sorrows. I ea:. assure you, Mr. Mathews, we at St. Thomas feel very pr .ud of your Nlfe. We can ill afford to Jo-e such workers from the pa».i>h, but I suppose we must bow to the inevitable but I hope, sir, that you will not forget there is such a place as St. Thomas, and that you will aUow Airs. Mathews occasionally to pay her old friends a visit. I am sure she will always receive a warm welcome. In conclusion, Mrs. Mathews, I ask your acceptance of this beautiful canteen from the congreg-ation of St. Thomas' Church and otner friends, with the hope that you and your husband may be long spare i to enjoy the life y. u have just entered upon. We wioh you and Mr. Mathews every happiness. THe Chairman then called upon Mr. PiLifant to rpad an ode which had been written by him by special -e lue-t for the occa-ion. The Vicar, who had been detained at the recep- tion of his Grace the rr;mate, tnen said that the gift was but a sp.-trk of the affection and esteem which was felt for Mrs. Mathews by the whole parish. He felt that St. Thomas was suffering- an irreparable loss, but he took consolation from the fact that what was St. Thomas's great loss was Blaenavon's great gain. He had known her for the last 13 years, and he could truthfully say that they were years full of kindly words ajid kindly deeds. He wished the happy couple God-speed, and hoped it would form one of^many Jinks that would continue to bind them to St. Thomas. The Rev. A. A. Mathews then responded, BTJd asked the members of the committee to accept the heartfelt thanks of Mrs. Mathews for Their veiy magj^cent and spontaneous gift. After the many presents that had been given by the members of the church individually, tb's was most unexpected, but it was in keeping with all that had gone before ou the weddu g day and since. They had been deeply touched with the wonderful expression of gx>d -.Mshes which bad been showered Oil them on every side, and they would form most happy memories all their 'ife Dr. E. B. Evans, J.P., fafher of the bride, also responded, and sa'd he had been more than touched by the wonderful mairtestations of respect and esteem which bad b. en shown to B 11 the family during the last few week-, and he could assure them t.,at it Mould encourage bim much in his work amongst the people of St. Thomas, whom he loved so well. We may add that amongst the presents received by Mrs. Mathews on the occasion of her marriage, which exceeded Oo0 in number, were a very hand- some ^d^er egg *t-ind by the teachers of St. J nomas Sunday School, which, like the canteen siher, was obtained from Mr. Peacock, leweher, St. Thomas a pr eserve <Ji>h Ixoni the members of her Sunday School class; pho.o- graphs from the Na\ vies" Mission and members of the S -and Mothers' Meetin" and a biscuit box "rom the members of the Loyal St. Thomas Lodge 3f Od(11ù110\ to which her father is the Medtcrl Officer.
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SOWING AND REAPING. Such is tha Law which moves to righteousness, Which none at last can turn aside or stay The heart of it is Love, the end of it Is peace and consummation sweet. Obey The Books say well my brothers Each man s life The outcome of his former liv ing is The bygone wrongs bring forth soirows and woes, The bygone right brings bliss. That which ye sow ye reap. See yonder fields. The sesamum the sesamum, the corn Was corn. The Silence and the Darkness knew So is a man's fate born. EDWIN ARNOLD.
TERRIBLE SHIPPING DISASTER. 103 LIVES LOST. The Atlantic liner" Mohegan," from London to New York, ran on to the Manacles Rocks, between Falmouth and the Lizard, on Friday evening, and foundered in about twenty minutes. The steamer was carrying a considerable number of passengers, and the officers and crew .brought the total number of persons on board up to lo-i. Owing to the extreme difficulty experienced in launciiing the boats, the vessel neeling ov^r,?n her side, while a heavy sea was running, and t e night was intensely dark, 103 peisons are believed to have been drowned. Lifeboats put off from the shore, and every effort was made to rescue those clinging to the rigging or struggling in the water. Forty-eight bodies have been recovered and fifty-five remain unaccounted for. The vesse- was quite a new one, having made only one voyage to America. She appears to have missed her course considerably prior to striking he rook, trie captain having been out of his reckoning after passing the Eddystone. The steamer was making 13 knots when she struck on the terrible rocks. The impact ripped open her plates and sent a terrible shock thr. igh her frame as it arrested her headlong coarse. The scene that followed was too awful to be described. The captain hurried to the bridge and the seamen to their posts, but the passengers, especially the poor women and children, chilled to the heart by sickening apprehensions, were hardly able to stagger on deck. Wife clung to husband and child to parent with gasping sobs, which whispered words of comfort and hope could not soothe. The officers and crew did their dut^ manfuily, The boats were ordered out, and lifebelts were tied luand the women and children. An hour would huive sufficed, but it was not to be vouchsafed to them. Three of the boats were launched, and filling, one unhappily was imme- diately swamped, but the other had got away, and more boats would quickly have followed lh%d the water not beeu pouring like an avalanche into the ship and causing her to settle down so rapidly as to render further organised effort impossible. A shriek of despair arose from the remainirg passengers as the ship plunged forward and was engulfed. For a few moments there was an agonising struggle, but save for some of excep- tional strength this agony was short. The breakers speedily buffeted all breath and con- sciousness out of the doomed passengers and sailors. So ne of the children were in their bunks, and the first care of their parents, if not already at their bedside, was to rush for them. How they perished no one saw. The perilous position of the steamer had been observed on shore, and lifeboats put off. The Porthoustock boat, the nearest, Lad a couple of miles to pull against the heavy swell, but it was able to render good service in rescuing the occupants of the ship,s beats and some men clinging to spars and planks. The other lifeboats as they arrived pulled about a considerable time, but with one exception-a man clinging to a plank—no one was picked up ^Amongst the drowned is Mr. Llewellyn Ccach, the chief officer of the Mohegan.^ He was the son of Dr. Cou h, Swansea, and a orother to Mi. Couch, the Swansea representative of Mess Williams, Torrey and Field. Chief Officer Couch was a fine, manly, brave young fellow, and a favourite with all whom he came in contact with. A SWANSEA MANS GALLANTRY. George Maule, the horse foreman, sem by a Daily Mail representative at Falmouth on Satur- day night, gave in his dramatic story further incidents to fill in the picture of the wreck. He had been in the water seven hours, and was still suffering from exhaustion. He ^Vl'had just had tea, and ^as sitting with some friends in my cabin on the 'tween decks, when the vessels crashed against the rocks. We thought at first she had collided with another ship. We rashed upstairs, and I met chief officer Couch He shouted, Now, boys, b.ep cool, and we wiU get the ladies and children off first.' Wean put our hands to the boats, and got two safely away, but the the third one, in which there were no fewer than 23 women, capsized. There was no panic, and, although the passengers were naturally excited, they were quite orderly, and there was no pushing or jostling. Everyone was willing for the ladies to get away first. Indeed, it was all like clockwork and if we had a few minutes more time I believe no lives hardly would have been lost. The captam anU officer & £ aft £ & 1Z £ I .did not see or hear what the canted did. 'Couch was undoubtedly the plucki- est man I saw, and it was certainly due to him that so many lives were saved. When the third boat went, the vessd went down bow first, and the stern was up in the air. Everybody in the ship was thrown into the water. Couch could see that the ship had no chance, and he told us all to get life-belts and put them on the women and children. We put the life-be > on all the women we could see and I also put one on myself. Couch did not take one. We took of a™ our clothes with the exception ot our under-clothing, and Couch jumped over on the starboard side, and I followed h^.m Several people were struggling in a mass in the vater, and fearing that I should be pulled down by them, I struck out and got clear of them, and I did not see Couch again. Women cried ou. „„„„„ sake, save me.' but they were not in this ago } very long. The waves were too much for them, and they soon went under, some of them being injured against the rocks. Some of the sailors got on the ringing, and t got a plank about 14tt. long, and held on to it. I have always been a jrood swimmer, but I got very exhausted. At two o'clock in the morning I commenced to feel numbed. Once the tide carried me nearly ashore, but I was washed baek again. At 2.30 I saw the lights of a tug-boat. I shouted as loud as I could, and, fortunately, they heard me, and picked me up and took me ashore. I was put to bed, and very kindly treated. BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY. TV,0 Board of Trade has ordered an inquiry to l.H to to Ios3 of the Mohegan, and A- issued that information ™Ct"r Kfrom the crew, passengers, life- shall be obtained from t h wfa « ive boatmen, coastguards ana » y Qne of *tbe material evidence. ^here nt of the liner's survivors who can give any progress after six o'clock on Friday evening. It appears the watch was changed at th^tl,°ur'a^ the whole of the officers and men who were,on deck at the time the vessel struck have perished all the survivors being below at the i1lin% accident. Uepresentatives of the London Association and numbers of divers dm i ng Wednesday, surveyed the wreck, which reina us "I exactly the same position.
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SWANSEA POLICE COURT. SATURDAY. Before Dr. Hal!, Wm. Walters, Dd. Owen, and Richard Woolacott, Esqrs.] DRUNKENNESS.—Wm. Davies, ahas Will Jonah, lodging at the Troubadour public-house, and Ricbard Northy, 59, Inkerman.street,were each fined DS. inclusive for drunkenness. COUNTY BUSINESS. Us FIT FOR HUMAN FOOD.—Thomas Sims, Swansea, was summoned for hawking herrings unfit for human food on the 23rd ult. Daniel Morgan, Llanguicke, Inspector of Nuisances for Pontardawe Rural District, proved the case, and the Bench remarked that it was a serious offence. He was liable to penalty of 20s. for every fish he had in his possession. At this, defendant, who up to now had appeared quite unconcerned, put on a look of dismay as lie had, it appears, 26 iish in his cart. Mr. Walters, however, only stated the fact to show defendant the seriousness of hia offence, and he was fined 20s. and costs. DRUNK AND SINGING.—Richard Hitchings, coach- man, of Sketty, was in a very merry mood on the 20th ult. According to Sergeant Hopkins, he could be heard shouting and singing for a great distance, and the •' maa in bine also said that Hitchings was drunk, an allegation winch was stoutly denied. Notwithstanding this denial, the Bench elected to believe the policeman, Id Imposed a tine of 15s. n, HUSBAND AND WIFE.—Ann Price, Gorseinon, summoned her husband, David Price, blacksmith, for persistent cruelty. Mr. Dees appeared for the defence. Complainant stated that defendant persisted in threat- ening and bepting her until she was obliged to leave him. Besides this, he had only given her 20s. a fort- night to maintain herself and nine children. Än order of 1!eparatlOn was made, defendant to pay h s wife, who would have the custody of the children, 15s. a week. OTHER CASES.—Wm. Bevan, grocer, was fined 16s. for drunken and disorderly conduct.—Jos. Russell, labourer, Lliw Common, for keeping a dog without a licence was mulcted in a penalty of 5s. and costs. MONDAY. [Before J. C. Fowler (Stipendiary) H. Watkins, Joseph Hall, S. Goldberg, and Wm. Watkins, Esqrs.] INEBRIATION.—Wm. Thomas, Swansea, for his first appearance on a charge of being drunk and disorderly on the 15th inst. was fined 10s.. ALLEGED UNLAWFUL ASSAULT.-Jas. Davies, labourer, of 1, James-court, was charged with unlawfully assaulting Marparet Argent, on Saturday night. Sufficient evidence only to warrant a remand was given. A daughter of the company .t ^pc.eu uu. on the night in question she saw rtefeuaaat, knock down her mother who had a baby in her arms. When she got up he struck her to the ground and kick,sd her violently. Defendant was remanded for a week. JUVENILE DELINQUENTS. WERE CHAFED ranging in y~~ f" « » »• J™, W o w*rP • Thomas Simons, 43, Sea View-terrace, names were gea view.terrace, John Williams, m. Daniels, 26 gwan-street, Frederic;; Dyfatty-btreet, Evan Jon^ and DjyM Arnold, of Watkin-street, David Davies, Gibbet-hill- miul snd David Rosser, 12, Hill-street. Nelson and P ?sser who had been before the Court before, wei efined "a 6d and the others ^s 6d. (•RITKLTY TO A HORSE.—Charles Williams, coal merchant 4 Watkin-street, and his servant. William Lewis 85 Brvnymor-road, were charged with cruelty to a hors3 by workmg it in an unfit state on the 8th inst. From P.C. (81) Porters' evidence it appeared that the horse was in a very bad state. Detendaut Williams said the horse was taken out of the stable without his consent. After a sliort consultation the Bench said they were of opinion that Williams, the owner of the horse, knew that the horse wasbeing worked. He would be fined 20s. and the driver 10s. BAD MEAT IN THE MARKET-—THE MEDICAL OFFICERS' PROTEST.—Wm. Jones, Gulliver Farm, L'tnarthney, was charged with exposing for sale in the Swansea Market four qnarters of beef unfit for human fo- 1 on the SOth ult. Mr. Francis, Market Inspector, stated that he saw the food exposed for sale in the snambles. It was very black and in a soft condition. There were bruises on the flesh which made it appear as if the cow when alive ha 1 met with an accident. Dr. Ebenezer Davies, Medical Officer, who was called to the Market by the last witness, gave a siro 'ar description of the meat, and added that there was evidence of old inflammation. In his opinion the food was unfit for the food of man. The doctor also stated that persons who pu.cba?ed such meat from retailers were equally to blame as the wholesale sellers. If there were not buyers of that sort of meat it would not be brought here. It appeared from further evidence that the cow had been aored severely by another, and that it was killed a few hours after. The Stipendiary said the fine would be very heavy if there were not some mitigating circum- stances. Therefore be would be fined 40s. Inclusive. ADULTERATED MILK.—A Frenchman named George Roussel 82, St. Helen's-road, was charged at the instance* of Mr. Lambert, Inspector under the Food aud Orugs Act. A penalty of 20s. and costs was imposed. A MOTHER'S PATHETIC STORY.—THIS. Jacobs, labouier, (Landore, was summoned by his wife for desertion. Complainant said that she had seven children and they would have starved last week if her eHest girl, who was in service, had not given her 5s. She was'in bodily fear of defendant. A separation order was made, the wife, who was to have charge of the children, to be paid 6s. per week. ADULTKRATED WHISKY.—Thomas Evans, landlord of the Woolpack Inn. Waterloo-street, was summoned for tiling ILdulterated wbisky. Inspector Lambert having proyed the ORle, a fine of 20s. was imposed.—Morgan Williams, of the Heatbfield Hotel, was summone l for a eimilar offence. It was stated thst the whisky was 33 per cent. uuder proof. Fined 401. and costs. AN IMPUDENT THEFT.-Oaniel Robins, 17, Brook. street, appeared on remand, charged with brea1 ing and entering the mate's cabin on the tug-boat Britannia, and stealing therefrom several articles btlonging to the mate, valued at £310s. Mr. L. Richards prosecuted on behalf of the police. The mate repeated th-3 evidence given by him at the previous hearing. Isaac Levi, pawnbroker, Fabian-stseet, 8t. Thomas, deposed to prisoner offering for pledge some of the articles mentioned by the prosecutor at his shop. Detective Sergeaut Lewis, also gave evidence. Prisoner, who admitted the theft, was sentenced to three months' hard labour, the Stipendiary describing the theft as a very impudent and bold one. LENIENCY.—Norah Davies, married, 3, Cwm-road, and a boy named Peter Mnrphy.was summoned for steal- ing eight rafters, value 2s. 6d from a house, the property of the Cwmfeiin Tinplate Company. Mr. B. D. Thomas (from tha office of Mr. T. W. James) prosecuted. P.C. Umbleby and an employe of the company having been called, the female defendant pleaded not guilty. The boy admitted the theft. Both were bound over in 40s. to be of good behaviour for thrtle months, as it was their first appearance. TUESDAY. [Before J. C. Fowler (Stipendiary), W. Stone, D. Owen, and Griff. Davies, Esqrs.j MISCELLANEOUS. — Charlotte Burgess, Swansea admitted being drnnk in New Cut-road on the 9th inst. Fined 7s. 6d.—Gwiiym Morgan, manager, 219, High. street, was summoned for causing an obstruction by leaving a crate on the roadway. A fine of 5*. was inflicted.—Wm. Jones, 56, Woodfleld-st„ Morristun, was summoned for a breach of the Swine Fever (Movement) Order. It appeared that defendant did not deiiver up at the nearest police station the declaration as required by the ;<bove Order after moving a pig belonging to him to the Slaughter-house. He was fined the sum of 20s. inclusive. ALLEGED CUTTING AND WOUNDING.—Mary Ann power, a married woman residing at 5, Brook.street was charged with unlawfully assaulting and wounding with intent Elizabeth ,ullivan, on the 17th inst. Com- plainant, whose head was bandaged stated that defend- ant accused her of tailIng a bottle of beer from her (defendant's) house, and followed this up bv striking her on the month. Then she threw an ironskewer which struck Sullivan on the side of the head. Defendant also hit her on the head with a 2 h wei»ht. According to a woman who was present at the affray there was an interchange of missiles between the two women, but defendant had better aim, and so her shots took effect, £ Vowialn" 5te — «»»»»•«! '"FVSS;. "LETTWI WBITEB.-KATOTS STARVE „ „ KMAK STONES !-Bugene Phillips, packer, and THAN BREAK Bond-street, were jointly charged h »KVlf ^ealecting their child. Edith, in a manner with wilfully! g unneeessary suffering and injury to h i?h Mr J T Leeder appeared on behalf of the N9pecc- Inspector Pearce statedth.it on the .9th N.8.P.C.C. IDi p defendants house, having September he vl*>ted beir.ing. The defendants previously seen the child oeg K He examine? extreme pain, scarcely having the 'ler head. She had sufficient clothes, but they were too small. The little girl then made a statement^ to him. Witness took her to tie Hospital, where she was examined by Dr. Price who gave him a certificate. Returning to the house he saw the female de endant, who told him that she had be-n ill. The child and her- self were almost starving They had nothing in the house but a piece of bread. Phillips came in while witness was there, and he read the girl's statement to bim. Amongst other things, she said her father wrote letters for assistance, and sent her out with them. Her mother and herself did not get enough to eat Neighbours gave them some things s metimes. Both defendant'. admitted the truth of the statement. Pt tKB°flfd "T,lhat1hB once been assistant master at the Deaf and l>nmb Institution. He left about 14 years ago. He had worked for eight veavs at Messrs. Lambert and Co.'s Spelter Works. About seven months ago be had been discharged with another man because work was slack since ttfen he had tried to get r rl n T sn^in! w e5 helped very kindly by the Rev. O. T. anelling, Mr. Joseph Hall and other gentlemen. Witness had ascertained that defendant had, contrarv to his statement, left the works on his own account, and that he might have beeTwoXng there „ow and gettina good money ,f he likert. Witness had watched Plv lips for some time,and found that he never got up before ten o clock, and sometimes he did not rise till eleven. He never tried to get work. The female defendant had done her best but she was not strong The landlady and two neighbours also g»ve evidence, one of the latter stating that Phillips had told her he would rather starve than break stones He often came home drunk. On the application of Mr. Leeder, the eharce against the female defendant was withdrawn.— pbilfips was sentenced to one calendar months' hard labour, the Stipendiary advising the woman to go with her child to the Workhouse whilst her husband was in Prro""THFur. OFFENDERS.—A number of youths. 12 in oil nrroeared before the magistrates charged with setting ff fireworks in the street. They were fined various ima sums-Another hoy, named Patuek McCarthy, 17R rook-street, was fine 1 5s„ or three days for using obscene! an go age in Higb-street.-Edward Rees. 3 Well-street • and William Rees, 1. Bridge-street, need 17 and 18 respectively, were fined 5s. each for gambling with cards in Bridge-street. WEDNESDAY. [Before Dr J. G. Hall, ana William W alters. Esf(r.] A CLEAN SHEET.-There WHS nr' »>orougn business. COUNTY BUSINESS. ON THE WRONG SiPE.—Edward Rogers, milkman, f unvant, was summoned for riding on the wrong side of the roid —Mr. Rosser Wind-street Mews, and a constable having given evidence, a line of 15s. inclusive or l4 da>»Wa9 im)1osed. „ AN OFFENCE AGAINST DIGNITY.—Edwin Fvans and William Beynon, Swansea, for whom Mr. R. T. Leyson appeared, were charged with drunkenness at the Mumbles last Saturday. A constable stated that the delend&nts were also abusive.—Mr. Leyson admitted the onence, adding that it was an offence more against dignity than the pnlice. They were not staggering merely exhileiated by the Mumbles breezes!— luned 15s. each. ALLEGED FATAL VACCINATION.—ANOTHER CON- SCIENTIOUS OBJEcrOK.—Daniel Morgan,Westend House, l'ontardnlais, applied for exemption for an infant of his under the Conscience Clause. He gave as his renson for so doing that he conscientiously believed that vaccina- tion would be prejudicial to the health of his child. Two of his children, who had not been well before being vaccinated, had died within three months afterwards! Asked how he knew that they died through the effects of vaccination, applicant said that before they were vaccinated their health was improving, but alter mat they gradually sunk and died, as he had said OHtore, within three months.-Dr. Hall said it did not follow that the cause of their death was vaccination. -After consultation the application was acceded to. HE WAS NOT A BONA FIDE AFTER ALL. Lharles Evans, Sketty, was summoned for illegal presence at the Antelope Hotel, Mumbles.—P.C. Yallance stated that on Sunday, the 2nd inst., he saw defendant in the bar of the Antelope drinking. On speaking to him, defend- ant said he thought he had come far enough to be entitled to his drink. On the following Tuesday Sergt. Dagg and himself measured the distance from the hotel to defendant's house, and found it 2 miles .1,307 yards. Mr. Walters said that people who made mistakes had to pay for them.—Defendant said he was very sorry. It should not occur again.—A penalty of 10s. inclusive was THE GOWEBTON ASSAULT CASE.—William Tucker and lliomas Davies, Gowerton, were jointly charged with assaulting Thomas Evans, colliery manager, also of Gowertou. The case was fully gone into on a previous occasion, and the particulars were reported in our last issue. It was adjourned then as Tucker had not been arrested.—Mr. Leeder now prosecuted, and Mr. Lawrence Richards apf eared on behalf of Tucker and Mr. Thomp- son for Davies.—Evans, an elderly man, aged 67, repeated bis depositions given at the previous hearing, and was cross-examined at some length with the object of showing that he was in the habit of getting drunk, when he would be quarrelsome. This was denied, as was also the statement that Evans was refused entrance to the public-houses on account of his quarrelsome nature.-Several witnesses were called.—Defendants both denied the offence.—The Bench said they had committed a very serious assault. They would be each fined 20s. inclusive, or one month's hard labour.—Tucker was also tined Us. and costs, or 7 days, for being drunk and disorderly.
GOOD HEALTH WITHOUT 8 DRUGS. I 2.—THE LARGEST ORGAN IN THE BODY. J j ] It is the liver. This organ has multifarious 11 duties to perform in the eternal economy of the ( digestive system. After the stomach it is the most abused of all the digestive organs. It is inflam0" and hardened by the abuse of a1cohol, and its functions are hindered and impaired by the and hardened by the abuse of alcohol, and its functions are hindered and impaired by the tannic acid, the outcome of tea drinking. Errors in diet lead to a diminished secretion of bile. It becomes torpid and sluggish and the defects react on the blood current—deleterious products are earned into the circulation—the skin becomes muddy and yellow, the tongue furred. Lits becomes a burden and the victim says "Life is not worth living." He flies to drugs, blue pPl, t and other quack nostrums, and finds a temporary relief, and a rebound to a state worse than beior0; destroys his digestion by nauseous medicines and g liver pills and wonders why he continues dull, E languid, cranky, and out of sorts. He never < pauses to consider the why and the wherefore ] but continues to either doctor himself, or IS doctored by others into a confirmed melancho y invalid, who invariably shuffles off the rnori1jg j coil of a miserable life through making » stomach a receptacle for all the so-called £ cures in the pharmacopoeia. jn ■ There is only one method to maintain the llVPjF.gf J good working order, and that is attention to and Exercise. Happy is the man or woin^„ipag ( does not know they have a liver -oai j this mighty organ duly performs its Prinuv,ies function of secreting bile, a whole army of trou arise. It cannot be dono with medicine. food f It can, however, be done with a perfect beverage, such as'Dr. Tibbies' Yi-Cocoa, wmc possesses exceptional vitalising properties. 1 save your digestion part of its work, »nd 1 more nourishing and sustenant than ,or 3 5 ordinary cocoa, while it possesses a tonic ana recuperative force possessed by neither. 1 Dr. Tibbie's Vi-Cocoa i> pleasant and palatable s and it imparts nourishment and builds up strengm. As a Food-beverage it is invaluable. a nf ( The unique vitalising and restorative powers °i Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa are being recognised t extent hitherto unknown in the history ot any preparation. Merit, and merit alone, is what is claimed for Dr. Tibbies' Yi-Cocoa, and the pro- prietors are prepared to send any reader who names The Cambrian (a postcard will do) a dainty sample tin of Dr. Tibbies* and post-paid. Address: 60, 61 and Qi JJuun.11 Row, London, E.C.
RHONDDA AND SWANSEA BAY RAILWAY. THE NEW CHAIRMAN. t Mr. Morgan B. Williams, J.P., D.L., of House, nea? Swansea, who has been elected chaiiman, in succession to Sir J. J. J enkllls, M.P., has for many years occupied b. seat or the board of the Rhondda and Swansea. Bay Railway Company. He was one of the founders of the old Swansea Bank, and acted as chairman of that house for many years previous to its being taken over by the Metropolitan Bank. He is a brother of Mr. A. J. Williams, late M.P. for South Glamorgan, and in early -fe. was engaged a.s an engineer in the construction of several railways in England and Italy. He was also engaged as a civil engineer by the xfussian Government. Whilst acting in that capacity he was associated with the late Mr. JohnHawk- shaw, and took pact in the construction ot about 800 miles of the railway systems of that country. Du-ing his residence in Russia be received a mark of favour from the late Emperor Alexander II. in the form of a very handsome diamond rhg. As a further recognition of his many services he was offered the decoration of the Order of the Knights of St. Anne. But this he declined. In 1870 he retired from his profession, and since then has resided in Glamorganshire, for which county he is a magistrate, and holds other public positions. Be has taken an aoiive part in the administration of the county, and on the death of Mr. Frank Ash Yeo was asked to stand as candidate for the representation in Parliament of the constituency of West Glamorgan. This he declined, however, on account of his health. He is deputy- lieutenant for the county, and was Irgb-sheriff in 1894. He was also a director of the Dunsburg and Witepsk (Russian) Railway.
TRIED AND PROVED. We refer to Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters. The Vegetable Tonic, which when once tried, been always recommended, and ha=! proved ccc-sful when all other medicine has failed to su ,G relief, and we may say further, that it has d permanently beneficial, when other I ^r° -orations at best only gave temporary relief. strongly recommended as The Best Remedy c Tilfl for Indigestion in its different forms, 0 1 oa Sick Headache, Pains in the Side, Winers. Less of Appetite, aho for Nervous- end Nervous Disorders, Sleeplessness, Low Spirits, and all kinds of Tv^ness'. has often proved very beneficial + r-sons' suffering from great Weakness, either on illness, long confinement to ill-ventilated afte%a or any'other cause.. It strikes at the room., Disease, removing the cause of the flX. strengthens tho,, pa.ts of tke s which have been weakened by it, and therefore most liable to col-^s and other ailnrents. 1 G\* ilvm Evans' Quinine Bitters i? sold in bottle. | ^s. 9d. and 4s. 6d. each. Avoid Imitations.
SWANSEA COUNTY COUNCIL. AMALGAMATION OF PARISHES. MR. W. IT. MILL'S ATTACK ON THE CORPORATION. A CHALLENGE FROM ALD. TUTTON. A monthly meetinsr of the Swansea Corporation was held at the Guildhall on Wednesday. The ex-Mayor (Mr. Howel Watkins) presided, and the members present were Aldermen W. H. Edwards, W. H. Spring, F. Bradford, G. Morgan, Morgan Tutton, J. V. Leeder, Danid Harris, J. M. Mayne, D. Rawlings, Councillors J. Griffiths. D. Davies, Griffith Da-wes, W. Watkirs, K, Martin, Jas. Jones, Morgan Hopkin, J. Skidmore, W. P- Wearne, M. O'Sullivan, John Tucker, Capt. Sinclair, F. Rocke, Rees Jones, Co). Pike, Ihos. Freeman, J. H. Lee, D. Matthews, W. Evans, Rozer Thomas, W. W. Abraham, G. Gusta\ as, E. G. Protheroe, the Town Clerk (Mr. John Thomas), the deputy-clerk (Mr. Jevons), borough accountant (Mr. Hopton), Engineer (Mr. Wyrill), Medical Officer (Dr. Eben. Davies), the deputy- Surveyor (Mr. Bond), and the Chief Clerk (Mr. D. C. Johns). PROPERTY COMMITTEE. The Property and Genoral Purposes Committee repoited -A letter was read from Mr. C. H. Eden, on behalf of Messrs. Vivian and Sons, stating that the lessee of the house adjoining Cwm-road would allow the yard wall to be set back to the boundary line shewn on the plan produced, provided Messrs. Vivian and Sons would make an allowance of 92 12s. per annum in the ground lent, and enquiring if* 'n the event of Messrs. "V ivian and Sons agreeing to make such an arrangement with the lessee, the Corporation would bear the expense ot re-building the garden wall on the proper line. Your committee recommend that this work, which is esti- mated to cost ie;2, be earried out by the Corporation, and that the boundary between Messrs. ivians' property and the Cwm-road sliall b3 as shewn on the plan. from 01 the point A to the p. int B (coloured green) that from the point B to D the sloping footpath shall be considered the boundary, and that the north side of the Bwrlais Brook shall lorm the boundary as between E and F.-A let- ter was read from Mr. F. H. GlynJl Price, stating that the Marquis of Worcester was not prepared to sell his rights in the foreshore. The attention of the committee was directed to the occupation of the solids, near Trafalgar Arch and the Slip, by sheus and stalls, and the sub- committee appointed on the 8th Jnne, was requested to enquire into and takeimmed:ate action in regaid. thereto. The minntes of the Property and General Purposes Committee were passed without discussion. WATCH COMMITTEE. The Watch Committee reported The Chief Constable reported that the Borough Accui itant had received from the County of Glamorgan the sum of £ 284 13s. 8d. for police tervices rendered by this Borough, out of which there was due to the Chief Constable C6 7s. lOd. for railway fares, and it was resolved that the sura of £ 68 6s. £ 0 paid to the men in consideration of out of pocket expenses and overtime (being at the rate of Is.6d. per man per day). leaving a balance of £ 2J9 19s. 4d. to be carried to the Borough Fund. Resolved that a sub- committee, consisting of the chairman and vice-chairman of this coiunoittee» .1. V. Leeder »nd G. Morgan, and Councillor* W. Pike and H.Watkins be aPbointed to confer with the Town Clerk with respect to the making of further Bye-laws for the good rule and government of the Borough, and for the prevention and mppreasjon of nuisances not already punishable in a ;uuimary manner by virtue of any Act or Bye-law in lorCe throughout the Borough.—Ihe following report by the Chief Constable re central police station was read 1 have been requested by the 31 ayor to submit a report on the advantages of establishing a central police !tation, 1 beg to state that in my opinion, if a central i,at»on for police and tire brigade woi £ was established, 1 Cunsiderable saving would be effected. 1 would that the following stations be given up, viz. guildhall, Oxford-street, Goat-street and High-street, m<i that three small stations with a cell in each be ?50»ided at or near the Hospital-square, 8t. Thomas, and ;"e corner of B idge-street respectively that Landore :tahon be converted into a police station proper with a ell, and that three small houses for policemen's quarters )eVlt or bought at Town HiM.Foxhoie and Manselton, md.that all other police houses be given up. If these Itatlons be built or bought by the Corporation. I estimate •lat those in the neighbourhood of Hospital-square, ^ge-street and St. Thomas would cost about kiCuj h, the three smaller ones about £ 150 each, thus mak- !'K a saving of £ 335 Is. 7d. a year on the preset !xP«nditure. There would also be more men available or street duty, who are now employed in the dutereut tutiol- Present Expenses Estimated Cost of Various Stations. Suggested Stations. s d £ s. d« J'Sh-street 105 13 8 Hospital 26 14 0 ?*ford-street 177 11 0 St. Thomas 26 14 0 -'fttidore 53 14 6 Landore 26 14 0 ^0friatr>n 70 2 0 High-street. 26 14 0 )ut Station's 143 16 10 Morristou 70 0 0 £ 555 17 7 £17., 16 0 Town Hill 8 0 0 Foxhole 8 0 0 Manselton 8 0 0 200 16 0 Estimated saving to Corporation 355 1 7 X555 17 7 9n the motion of Col. Pike, the minutes of a committee were adopted without discussion. FINANCE COMMITTEE. ,The Finance Committee reported.—A statement, the actual and estimated expenditure of the eHs Works and Sanitary, and Water and Sewers -tni'tttes for the half-year ended 30th September, u98>^as submitted, a copy of which has been sent to e chairman of each committee. Rocke in moving the adoption of the ^htes of the Finance Committee, referred to the act that the excusals of the general district rate Runted to the best part of a half-penny rate rhey had very considerably increased of late, and Vf Scribed it, not so much to the bad times as to ;he fact that having got the power to appoint the n'erseers they had almost exclusive y appointed ^bera 'of the ofVe overseers to alter the asse^ment and :xcUse the payment of the poor rate. It was not ,air to place councillors m that position For SSFT SS all knew what a heart he had. (Laughter.) Al Spr ng b' del"man Spring: VICtorIa. Most loyal L ^iocke (continuing): ^o you think so ncW a man as that could deny a poor con- i"t4tifhew,.MWP (Laughter.) Al(]er Snrins" Certainly not. I would a^or oM widow immediately Slr- Rocke said it was too much to expect of lny man and in bis opinion it was placing the members' in an invidious and unjust position to raak6 thorn overseers, and should he be in the P00ncil when the appointments were made again be 0u 1 d certainly oppose the appointment of any X |oecke said they showed a net excess aver th~ I-' .pi 767, which was practically r streets Commiltee bad exceeded Com b? £ 1'454' ""t £ 125 5b°uld Kke Prefer to what he considered a gross Unwarrantable attack on the Council by Mr. H MU1 at a recent meetin? Qf the Board of OnnrdinM Referring to the action °[ Cornoratim in endeavouring to bring thpUt the unification of P^hes and consolidation of mgaif5?a ^lr- Mi]i wQq reported sai.d: Did really think that the Committee was ^nxious to lessen the cost of t.ie poor ™te- Some of them of'tw v, -as example of the prohabilityofthat being c°mPare the salary list ot th« Corpor- with [L salary list of the Guardians, the of tS trips to London and that of the Guardians which was « bis opinion, a public 3c*ndal, hav:n" re-trd to the fact that the ^nies were forced "from the poor Mr. Mill ^lso intimated that the scheme was to provide a fR *0r a high-salaried official, and that the oSi™ and emoluments, had Z heen' rang 3d. The Sub-commit^6 Corporation, appointed to ronsiderthe question, unanimously ^commended the Committee to get the powers, becauge thev felt it wnuld he a great advantage to the ratenavers. They drafted a scheme and submitted it to the Guardians, who made no re- or suggestion on the subject Ihey were j?vo. Public bodies represent"* thV +, ^ers'fnf] their interests were i-bntical, and the Board of Guar 'ar s instpad of Diking suggestions and amendments to the scheme,, as invited to do so by lhe ^0i-p0rati0n, had decided to spend money, wtnch was forced from the poor, to employ counsel to oppose the Corporation As to the scheme beino- originated tor a hi^h-salaried official it the first he had heard of the matter. Thev were not perfect; but Mr. Mill should look at home befofl making any charges. They knew thev *ere n°t as cheap as the Guardians but it oid n»t follow that they ob- tained the'same value. Tie Guardians had paid the late Mr T P. llartin ±.500 tor the assess- ment of the borough — about a shillling an assessment It certainly "WPS cheap. But what had it cost the ratepay'rs of Swansea. The Guardians had certainly saved the salary of a skilled man to look after md defend the asress- ments of laroe undertakes. But what had it cost the ratepayers by tW way of assessments.' Mr. Rocke went on to refh' to the anoma es in the assessment and excluded by saying that he for one declined to *ay other people s rates anIl!rSW H Edward. seconded, and agreed with Mr Rocke's remaps as to the appointment of overseers It «ai a wrong principle to appoint members from amongst themselves, and that was the reason w»y decked to accept ^Mi-0 J1 h" T^pp ^-alled1 attention to the fact that therein'^Ue arr-ar, in St. taaa, a„d only £ 12 or £ 14 excusals The ex-Mavcr: I tbi-'ik it an ideal ward for the collection"of rates, I must say. Mr. Wm. Watkins asked how large excess w; in the o^cr.di^-e of ihe btraets Coin- 'Col? Pike i.ehairmai' cf the Streets Committee replied that it arose over the purchase oi materials icr road-making. The material was in stock and the whole thing would right itself. He would like to say, however, that the Streets CommiJ.ee consisted of 31 members, and the members were desirous to out-vie each other in keeping their districts, especially towards this time of the year, in perfect order. (Laughter.) If he remained in the Council he would move a resolution that the number of the Streets consist of two members from each Ward, and then there would be some hope that the chairman would not be blamed. The number of the committee was far too large. Mr. Wm. Watkins said the explanation of the chairman did not satisfy him. The ex-Mayor suggested that Mr. Watkins would get greater attention j-5 he raised the matter in the Streets Committee. Mr. Watkins I should have no attention there at all. I agree with the chairman that there are too many there. The bills are signed without anyone looking over them. Mr. Watkins proceeded to refer to items in the expenditure of the committee, and said that the scavenging showed an excess of £345. Was the scavenging more in the summer than in the winter;- There was also a waste of money in the watering of the streets. He had seen four or five vans out when it had been raining. Aid. Tutton asked Mr. Rocke to repeat the words used by a gentleman at the Board of Guardians. Mr. Rocke again read the extract from Mr. Mill's speech. A CHALLENGE TO MR. MILL. Aid. Tutton said that it was a public scandal according to 1\1.. Mill that the members of the Corporation should be paid two guineas. He had in his mind a certain course in regard to his connection with the Council, and if there waj anything that would tempt him to seek a seat at the table later on it would be some such question as that. He knew that gentleman had himself desired to represent the burgesses before, and he had failed. He assessed his value,—the value of his sei vices he () ld. Tutton) supposed-at 15s. (Laughter). He (Aid. Tutton) happened to be one who had been paid, move than two guineas for his attendance 'n London, and he begged leave to say, with aJl due deference, that he considered he was worth that. (Hear hear). In any case, 15s. was not going to cover his expenses to London, nor double that amount. But he would give this challenge, if he might he allowed: if Mr. Mill believed in himself and would place himse1* before the burgesses-be would have the opportunity later on-be (Aid. Tuttjn) would meet him there and they should have a fair test as to whether he or Mr. Mi'l was right. (Hear hear). Jt was unjustifiable for a man to say these things were a public scandal. Let Mr. Mill come to the front and they would see whether the ratepayers said so or not. Aid. Harris: The Local Goverement Boird wi'l not allow the Guardians to charge more than 15s.—(laughter)—neither would they allow the School Board. Aid. Leeder agreed with Mr. Rocke as to the appointment of overseers, and said it was not fair to expect members of the Council, as over- seers, to raise the assessments. Aid. Leeder went on to support the scheme for the amal- gamation of the parishes. The effect would be to simplify the work and cheapen the cost of collecting the rates, and the objections raised by the Guardians was a mere mare's nest. Mv. Richard Martin said the overseers of Swansea had not exercised any power of excus- ing rate, hey had been told that they had not the power, which belonged to the magis- trates. Aid. Edwards said it was only recently that the excusals had to go before thfe magistrates, who acted on the opinion of the assistant- overseer. The ex-Mayor said there was a new rule which had come into existence during the last three months. He was sorry to see respectable people compelled to make their first acquaint- ance with the police court in connection with the humiliating position of having to go there 1 to have their rates excused when they had 1 previously satisfied the overseers. He hoped 1 some measure would be found t.1 prevent it. Aid. Harris And there are a good many de- serving cases from Morriston which the magis- trates have refused. The minutes were then adopted. WORKS AND SANITARY COMMITTEE. The Works and Sanitary Committee reported.-A letter was read from Mr. John Phillips offering to re- build the premises in Waterloo-street and Oxford-street in line with the arcade premises for the sum of £ 1050, and the Town Clerk was directed to enquire whether the Victoria Arcade Company would be prepared to contribute towards the cost of the improyement.-Plan for a street improvement in Carmarthen-road, near Pentregethin-road and Courtenay-street, was submitted and approved, and it is recommended that Mr. T. P. Williams, of Major-street. Manselton, the owner of the premises required for the improvement, be offered the sum of £90 in consideration of his conveying to the Town Council the fee simple of the cottage and land edged green on the plan produced (containing about 42 square yards), and of his setting back the front wall of the house adjoining to the line coloured blue on such plan (about 7 square yards); this arrangement to be subject to the cons nt of the Local Government Board. -Resolved that the sum of £2,000 and JE24 as surveyor's fees (such sum to include all costs and charges) be paid in respect of the setting back to the line of the adjoining buildings of certain premises in High-street, situate between Mr. Knight's premises and Manner-street, opposite the Great Western Railway Station, and that application be made to the Local Government Board for sanction to raise this amount. The area of the land to be given up is approximately 100 squire yards.—Re- solved that in the opinion of this committee, it is desirable that an entrance should be provided to the Oxfo-d-street Market through the "Rum Puncheon" premises in exchange for the existing entrance from Orange-street, and it is recommended that it lie an instruction to the Property and General Purposes Com- mittee to effect such arrangement, subjcct to satisfactory conditions for safeguarding the interests of the Corpora- tion. Aid. Mayne moved the adoption of the minutes of this committee. Mr. John Tueker seconded. Mr. W. Evans asked how the cost of the proposed setting back of certain property in High-street compared per yard with that in other parts of thQ towa—in College-street, Orchaid- street, &c. His opinion was that the Corporrtion were being imposed upon. Mr. Freeman asked if a really definite offer bad been made. Aid. Mayne replied in the affirmative, and said that the cost of setting back was JE18, compared with £10 in other places. Aid. Leeder said the Corporation had made every effort to come to a reasonable settlement. Their heads, however, were in the lion's mouth, and they should lose no further time in accepting it. The price demanded was very high—far too high; hut they knew what arbitration meant, and so it would be adv;sable for them to close at once. Aid. Tutton disagreed. The price asked for was exorbitant, and should not be conceded by the Corporation. It would be better, and in the interests of the ratepayers, to resort to arbitra- tion rather than close upon the terms mentioned. There were other properties to be acquired in the immediate neighbourhood, and they could not, therefore, be too careiul at this stage. Mr. Freeman did not think this case was analogus with that of Mr. Knight's. The Corporation should purchase the property even upoa the terms mentioned. It was a dangerous spot, and an improvement should be effected as expeditiously as possible. Mr. R. Martin moved that the word updesir- abJe" be substituted for "desirable" in the m;nute re the Rum Puncheon Public House, and tha4: the words "Orange-street he omitted. Aid. Tutton seconded. Mr. W. Watkins supported the amendmsnt, which he had iutended moving, but Mr. Martin was before h^'m. 1 „ A long discussion ensued, when, in rep y question, Aid. Mayne said the proposal was that the Corporation should give up absolutely a piece of land in exchange tor another piece, subject to certain reservations, the Corporation to pay the costs attended on the exchange. Aid. Leeder asked for the letter which stated thAfter further discussion the amendment was carried' only a couple of members voting against lt-Ald Leeder moved the following amendment. That a sub-cjmmitiee be again appointed to JLhat a SUD exchange without endeavour to carry w" doors or openings into the passage. Mr M Hopkin seconded. The amendment was lost by a large majority, The°minute^ of the'committee were adopted as amended. STREETS COMMITTEE. ThP Streets Committee reported. -A letter was read Mr raw, statinK that the Trustees would pay to the Coruoiation £ "165 per annum for lighting and main- the Harbour Trust roads, i.e., the approaches to Ih« North Dock Lock and New Cut Bridges and the Tottery-road and it was resolved that an agreement with the Trustees be entered into accordinslv, determin- able at the end of any year by three months' notice.- Resolved that the masons in the employ of theCurnoia. tion be paid the trades' union rate of wage?.—A fetter was read from Mr. William Law respecting the lighting of the Strand side of the North Doci-aiid the Town Clerk was instructed to reply that in the opinion of this Committee it is the duty of the Haroonr Trustees r light the property in question and that thev requested s> to do, and further that the Trustee \7 informed that it is the intention of the Town Council t discontinue the present lighting ai-raligelneut a, expiration of one month. nt ai the Colonel Pike moved the confirmation of the minutes of this committee. Mr. Abraham seconded, and the minutes vx-e confirmed. minutes vt.e WATER AND SEWERS COMMITTEE. The Water and Sewers Committee reoort-d -A letter, dated 30th September, was read from 'the Local Government Ixmrd, stating that the period of 30 vears allowed by the Board for the repi- ment of £ 100.000. is that usually fixed for the repavment of loans to be 1 raised for the execution of works of the character of those lor w v.- L the was s<>)icUon0ri, and that uie Hoard are not prepared t> accede to ilje request 0; the I Tovpn Council foi >.u extension if thcperio-i for rep..y- ment.—Resolved that the Town Council do contdbuti the sum of £ 53 6s. 8J. per annum towards the sahuy o a navvy missionary, and that the Engineer he instructed to provide u dwelilng but for him on the works; thl cost of this arrangement to be a tirst charge on canteer and stores surplus. Also that the thanks of the Counci be conveyed to Miss Anne M. Williams, of Penpont Brecon, the local secretary for the N a. vy Missior Society, for the interest she has taken in the matter; and that she be informed that the Council would be very pleased to accept her kindly offered services to act as secretary, as she did for the Cardiff Corporation.— On the 20th Julv last the Town Council adopted the following minute of the Water and Sewers Committee It. is recommended that a canteen and stores be forth- with provided bv the Corporation at Cray, and that a sub-committee, consisting of tue Mayor, the Chairman, the vice-Chairman. Alderman W. H. Spring, and Councillors B. Freedman, M. Hopkin and A. Sinclair be appointed and empowered to make provision for the .establishment and carrying on of such stores and canteen, and duty authorised to conclude a ) neceesary arrangements accordingly." Your sub-committee now report that a canteen and stores have been established on the works, and that Mr. William Richards, of High- street, has been appointed manager, at a salary of £ 150 per annum the engagement to commence as from the 11th October instant and to he determinable by one month's notice. A license for the sale of beer, porter and cider has been granted in the name of Mr. Robert Dance, who will act as Mr. Richards' assistant. A bakery has also been provided, which will be caried on under the direction of the manager, and it is proposed to obtain an excise license for the sale of tobacco and cigars. Your sub-committee have prepared rules and regulations for the manogement of the canteen, and also instruct.ons to the manager. All necessary stock and requisition books and forms for weekly and monthly returns will be supplied to the manager. The con- tractors having represen' .d tl urgent necessity for the immediate opening of the stores and canteen, your sub- committee have authorised Mr. Alderman Spring and the manager to obtain the tirst suppLes of the articles p-jpcoed to be retailed, and thereafter all purchases s* juld be made by dir. ?tion of jch or any committ ? the Counc'l may appoint, and in accordance with the "Rules and Instructions to the Manager of the Stores." It is proposed to insure the buildings and stock in the sum of £ ;00, and to guarantee the fidelity of the manager in the sum of £ 500. A monthly credit account will be opened with the Neath and Brecon R lilway for the carriage of merchandise for the stores and canteen. Mr. Thotras Freeman moved the adoption of the minutes of this committee. He said that the ceremony of cuttinz the firsi; sod at the Cray had been fixed for the 26th inst. Referring to the ni-utps r? can'ren..i:c. ?ir. Frco:>.a': s.i' c. leagues had been much struck by the extra- ordinary amount of interest taken by members in the work of this committee. (Laughter.) Mr. W. Watkins seconded. CLOSiXG TIME AT CRAY CANTEEN. A'd. Dr. Rawlins's said that if they were going to conduct a public house, which he regretted they had to do. he was sorry they could not follow the splendid example of Cardiff in carrying through its great work without anything of that sort. He hoped its rules would minimise the evil which necessarily would arise from keeping alive the taste for drink. He would point out that the men cou'.d come to the Corporation canteen and then go up to the public house opposite. That was the evil complained of at Rhayader. The hour of closing in the lules was given as ten o clock. At Rhayader the canteen closed at nine o clock, and he did not see why in a wild district like that they should give men another hour for drinking. The last hour did most harm as a rule. He would move as an amendment to the rules that the closing time be 'ne o'clock. Mr. Wm. Watkins said that that matter was thoroughly thrashed out before the magistrates at Cray. The public house was within 800 yards, I and if they tinned the men out of the canteen they would go into the other place. It would he better to keep thpm in the canteen. The magis- trates and the police agreed that the IT'e was a good one. Mr. Thos. Freeman pointed out that there was only a report before the Council, and it was not subject to any amendment. The rules were subject:to alteration, however, by the Water and Sewers Committee. Aid. Tutton said that under the rules they restricted a nav vy to two quarts, and if he could not gazzle two quarts down from half-past five to nine then he was not a navvy. (Laughter.) Mr. Freeman submitted that no amendment could he made. The committee were authorised Lo make all the arrangements. They had made (hem and the Council were bound to accept ;hem. The ex-Mayor We do accept the report but pou submit rules with regard to the future government of the place. Mr. Freemen: And if you want to alter them pou must go to the Water and Sewers Com- mittee. I In reply to Ald. Tutton. Mr. Freeman said seven tenders were received for the erection of the buildings and they accepted the lowest. The oven, which with the fixing cost £ 110, WAS a special make. By itself it cost JE90 and the fixing cost £ 20. The foundations of the building were carried out upon the schedule of prices by the contractor. Aid. Tutton commented to the effect that the committee had gone beyond their powers, and in doing work for more than JE100 without adver tisitig for tenders they had outrun the constable. Mr. Wm. Watkins said they had not spent over £100 without advertisihg for tenders. After further discussion the minutes were adopted. THE FUTURE OF THE CANTEEN. The question of the future management of the canteen was again raised on the following- minute of the Stores Committee Resolved that in the opinion of this committee it is desirable t>t tenders for the articles required at the stores and canteen should be obtained by this committee and that all accounts relating to the canteen should be submitted to this committee." The adoption of this and the other minutes of the Stores Committee, was moved by Alderman Morgan. Mr. Morgan Hopkin said it was incumbent on Mr. Freeman and the Canteen Committee to continue their work, and it was necessary that there should be a committee to instruct the manager. He moved that the minute be referred back to the Canteen Committee. Aid. Tutton a-ked if it was not a fact that the Canteen Committee had ceased to ex st. Mr. Thomas Freeman I understand that we have brought au" report and finished our work. The minute of ihe Stores Committee will take over all work in connection with the canteen from to-day. If that minute is not carried, then an instruction should be given to renew the com- mittee. After a long f'scussion, Mr. Hopkin withdrew his amendment. Aid. Leeder then moved a further amend- ment:—"That the minute in question be expunged, and that the chairman and vice- chairman of the Water and Sewers Committee, together with Aldermen Mayne, Morgan and Harris, and Councillors Wearne and Howel Wa.tkins. continue for the present to manage the canteen." Aid. Morgan protested against the amendment. They were taking out of the hands of the Stores Committee tho work which it was supposed to deal with. They were striking a blow at the comm'ttee.. The amendment was seconded and ca-ried by 12 to 9. < PARKS AND OPEN SPACES COMMITTEE. These minutes were adopted without discussion. j STORES COMMITTEE. j The minutes of the Stores Committee as 1 amended was then adopted.. M This was all the business of interest. ( T————™1
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