THE FASHIONS OF TO-DAY. Ben Evans & Co. Ltd.' PRINCIPAL SHOW OF AUTUMN & WINTER FASHIONS TO-DAY AND FOLLOWING DAYS. A MAGNIFICENT COLLECTION OF BRITISH & CONTINENTAL NOVELTIES, CONSISTING OF THE Most Recherche Examples in Mantles, Jackets, Coats and Skirts, Costumes, Millinery, Tea and Dinner Gowns, Blouses, Sealskin Jackets and Capes, Ladies' and Children's Outfitting, Trousseaux, Layettes, and many beautiful Productions in Dress Fabrics, bilks, &c. A CHARMING STOCK OF LACES, CLOVES, TRIM!MINGS, RIBBONS, FEATHER BOAS, VEILINGS, DRESS NETS, CHIFFONS, FANS, &c. I I BALL DRESSES.-For the convenience of their Customers, B. E. & Co. have provided a Dark Room, so that the true effect of the various Colorings under an artificial light may be seen. An Early Inspection of the New Stock Respectfully Invited. BEN EVANS & CO.. LTD.. SWANSEA. W. WILLIAMS, 29, CASTLE-ST., SWANSEA LARGEST STOCK IN WALES OF GOLD AND SILVER ARTICLES Suitable for Wedding and other Presents. x" vr i r irv v vr T?T~VftS 22ct. GOLD W' ED DING RI^iGS, 18ct. GOLD KEEPERS, ENGLISH LEVER WATCHES.'BRAZILIAN PEBBLE SPECTACLES. Foreion Money Exchange. NO HOUSE EQUALS DOWN & SON ~OP7 RELIABLE FURNITURE. THEY ARE THE LARGEST MAKERS BY MACHINERY IN WALES, HAVE THE MOST EXTENSIVE STOCK TO SELECT FROM, AND GIVE THE BEST POSSIBLE VALUE. CARPETS MADE AND LAID FREE. ISTABLISHED NEARLY HALF A CENTURY. HIGH STREET & MORRIS LANE. SWANSEA. TENDERS. TENDERS for the erection of Several HOUSES at MORFA-TERRACE, Landore, are invited by W. J. LARCOMBE, Esq., Havelock-road, Hastings, by the 22nd November, 1896.-For further particulars, apply CHAS. V. CRABB, House and Estate Agent, Central Chambers, Swansea. PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS W A N 8 E A UNION. FARM BAILIFF AND WIFE WANTED. The GUARDIANS will, at their meeting on the 10th November next, proceed to APPOINT a FARM BAILIFF and WIFE, to Farm, etc., about 60 acres of land adjoining the Workhouse. Joint wages. £1 per week, with house, coal and garden. Applications (on forms which can be obtained at the Union Offices), with not more than three recent testimonials, to be sent to the undersigned on or before the 8th November next. The appointments will be made subject to the deductions under the Poor Law Officers' Super- annuation Act, 1896. Selected candidates will have notice to attend at the Workhouse on the 10th Nov. next. Canvassing the Guardians, otherwise than by letters or testimonials, will be considered a disqualification. G. B. HAYNES, Clerk. Union Offices, 8, Fisher-street, Swansea, 31st October, 1898. 12257 GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL. APPOINTMENT OF BACTORIOLOGIST. The GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL is desirous of ENGAGING a Competent BAC- TORIOLOGIST, who will work in the Council's Laboratory at Cardiff, under the direction of the County Medical Officer. Candidates must be able to undertake the -chemical, microscopical and bactoriological examination and analysis of water, air, soil, sewage, sewage and other effluents, milk, tuber- culous meat, diseased tissues, pathological sub- stances, specimens for the purposes .of diagnosis, etc., and other examinations of a like nature. Preference wiil be given to candidates with practical experience in the working and manage- ment of a Public Health Laboratory, and to those possessing higli-class qualifications in the various branches of science that are requisite in such a department. The successful candidate's whole time will be at the disposal of the County Medical Officer, and he will not be entitled to hold any other appointment or engage in private practice with- out the express written permission of the County Council.. Conneil. The appointee'* duties will include all such duties under the County Medical Officer as the Council may from time to time direct him to perform.. The appointment will be terminable at any time by three mouths' notice on either side. The salary is zC250 a year. 0 pension is attached.. Applications, stating age, quaiincations and previous experience, accompanied by copies of three recent testimonials, are to be sent to me by the 28th day of November, 1898, and the success- ful candidate must be prepared to commence his duties on the 1st of January, 1899. Personal canvassing, direct or indirect, of members of the County Council will be a dis- qualification. T. MANSEL FKANKLEN, Clerk of the County Council. Glamorgan County Offices, Cardiff, 31st October, 1898. [12252 oflnchotfcleti, HE BEST VALUE MONEY CAN BUY DRINK NO OTHER. AGENTS IN EVERY TOWN IX WALES. For Agencies, apply to The Anchor Tea Com- pany,^ and 41, Great Tower-street, London, E C. 111214 oflnchotfcleti, HE BEST VALUE MONEY CAN BUY DRINK NO OTHER. AGENTS IN EVERY TOWN IX WALES. For Agencies, apply to The Anchor Tea Com- pany,^ and 41, Great Tower-street, London, E C. 111214 THOS. R. K OBINSON, 10, EXCHANGE BUILDINGS, COAL MERCHANT (WHOLESALE and RETAIL). BEST LARGE AND THROUGH HOUSE AND ANTHRACITE COALS, AT LOWEST CURRENT PRICES. OARMARTHEN.—The CAMBRIAN" may be obtained at Messrs. W. H. Smith and Sons' ttailwav Bookstall. EVERY facility at the "CAMBRIAN" Office for executing ail kinds of Printing. Excellence in Quality and Moderation in Prioe always studied. SPECIAL NOTICE. POTATOES, ONIONS, APPLES. Now discharging North Dock, ex "Eclipse." Prime Selected Cargo of ONIONS, ex Roscoff. Due here on MONDAY, steamer Warrenpoint," with Prime Cargo of LIGHT SOIL MAGNUMS. Quality and Sample Guaranteed. "Mizpah" due from Lezardrieux with Cargo Prime FLUKES. ■Just arrived, New Coker Nuts, Black Spanish Nuts, Cases of Lemara Pomegranates, Malaga Oranges (420's and560's), English Cooking Apples and Eating Apples, Pears, fine Pickling Onions, Parsnips Carrots, Swedes, New Labrador Cod Fish, all kinds of Sweets, and finest Almeria Grapes. For WHOLESALE PRICES apply to- C. ALLEN & (jo., PADLEY'S YARD, SWANSEA. Telegraphic Addresg-" POTATOIES," Swansea. National Telephone, No. 294. Nov. 4th, 1898. [12270 INSURANCE. SUN INSURANCE OFFICE. FOUNDED 1710. Sum insured in 1897 exceeds £ 425,000,000. i For all particulars apply to the following Agents: — SWANSEA Mr. Herbert G. Solomon, 2, Somerset-place. „ Mr. Travers Walters. Messrs. Lowes & Son. „ Messrs. H. C. Higman & Co., 1, Northampton-place. „ Messrs. H. J. Goss & Co., 59-60, Wind-street. Aberavon Mr. David E. Jone1. Mumbles Mrs. Alice Orrin. Neath Mr. John E. Richards. Briton Ferry H. H. Hunter. Pontardawe D.-ivid Smith. Port Talbot Enoch Thomas. [10047 ACCIDENT ASSURANCE.-ACCIDENT AND DISEASE ASSURANCE. EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY ASSURANCE. FIDELITY GUARANTEE. RAILWAY PASSENGERS' ASSURANCE COMPANY. Established 1849. Claims Paid, £ 3,850,000. no-,™ 64» CORNHILL, LONDON. 11319] A. VIAN, Secretary. LOCAL AGENT: JM-r. E. Post, 63, Gorse-lane, Swansea. THE ^yrULCA^ BOILER AND £ J.ENERAL JNSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED, (Late The Boiler Insurance and Steam Power Co., Ltd.). THE ORIGIN AL BOILER INSURANCE CO. HEAD OFFICE: 67, KING STREET, MANCHESTER. ESTABLISHED 1859. SUBSCRIBED CAPITAL £ 375,000. BOILERS & ENGINES INSURED & INSPECTED Rates quoted to meet the WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION ACT, Employer^ Liability Act, and Common Law. Third Party, Fidelity, Guarantee Insurance. IN DIVIDe- AL ACCIDENT INSURANCE. Upwards of 40,000 Boilers & Engines under Supervision J. F. L. CROSLAND, M.Inst.C.E., M.Inst.M.E., Chie. Engineer. EDWARD HADFIELD, Secretary. Application for Agencies Invited. [11992 TRADESMEN'S CIRCULARS. In any style to suit customers, Printed promptly and economically. "THE CAMBRIAN" OFFICE, 58, WIND STREET, SWANSEA. pREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS — of the following classes, namely:— | Situations Wanted and Vacant. Apartments Wanted and to be Let. Honses, Shops, etc., to Let and to be Sold. Specific Articles for Sale. Money Wanted and to be Lent. Miscellaneous Wants. Articles Lost and Found. One Three Six Insertion. Insertions. Insertions. a. d. 8. d. s. d. 12 Words 0 6 1 0 1 9 18 Words 0 9 1 6 2 6 24 Words 1 0 2 0 3 6 30 Words 1 3 2 6 4 0 36 Words 1 6 3 0 5 0 42 Words 1 9 3 6 6 0 When not prepaid the ordinary rates will be charged. Remittances may be made with Half- penny Postage Stamps or Postal Orders. MACHINERY WANTED. STEAM BARROW HOIST wanted, for lifting about 15 cwts.. 13 or 14 ft. high.-Apply, with price, to Cambrian Office. [12201 L eM -r- WANTED. A SCHOOL OF |HOLTSE WIFERY requires a Practical Domesticated PERSON (age about 30) to TEACH the Duties of House and Parlourmaids, to be with the girls out of school hours, to attend to ailments, baths, &c. Salary, £ 25.—Address, CCUNTY," Cambrian Office, Swansea. GROCERS and other TRADESMEN should, before purchasing their CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION ALMANACS or NOVELTIES, send for samples to DILKS & Co., LTD., The Almanac Printers, Nottingham, who have some exception- ally cheap clearing- lines. Samples on applica- tion, or Traveller will call. (Agents wanted where not represented.) [12260 A SMART PUSHING AGENT wanted to Represent, on commission, large SPANISH CORK IMPORTING FIRM. Preference given to one having good connection amongst the principal users of corks in Swansea.- Address giving references and full particulars, B 66 c/o. COWIE & Co., 17, Gresham-street, London, E.C. [12230 PUPIL.-—A \ACANCY will shortly occur in Architect s, Surveyor's and Land Agent's Office. Special training. Premium required.- MILES AND BEASLET, Leicester. WELL-ESTABLISHED FIRM in London, V v with good connection amongst Exporters and Manufacturers, is willing to undertake the AGENCY for Tin-plate or other similar Manufac- tures.—Address, H. F. DAVIES, 65, Leadenhall- street, London. PATENT MEDICINES, GROCERY AND PROVISIONS.—Owing to my ever increas- ing Business. I can make room for smart, pushing MEN in all Departments.—Apply, WILLIAM PEGLER, Pontypool. LAZING LINEN like CHIINA, with on polishing irons (guaranteed!, six stamp s 19,786 testimonials.-MADAME MENTOR, 220, Beach Farm-road, Southsea. [12144 HIGH-CLASS REGISTRY FOR SERVANTS. LADIES can be quickly and well suited with all classes of good Servants by applying to MRS. Lfcwis, 9, Castle-street (over Western Mail), Swansea. Disengaged Cooks, Parlour and House Parlour-Maids, Generals, Nurses and Governesses COOK-GENERAL wanted by the 22nd Nov. good references housemaid and man kept. —Mr. THos. REES, Solicitor, Cowbridgoe. DOMESTIC SERVANTS — The trouble experienced in obtaining reliable Domestic Servants can be avoided by advertising for them in The Cambrian. 12 words, one insertion, 6d.; three times, Is. 18 words, one insertion, 9d.; three times, Is. 6d., and so on (cash with order). TO LET. TO LET, with immediate possession, BEACH- MONT, Mumbles.—Apply on the premises, or to MESSRS. LEEDER & SON, Swansea. f12264 TO LET, convenient Piece of LAND adjoining Royal Metal Exchange and opposite New General Post Office, Swansea, suitable for OFFICES or EE ST AUR ANT. —Apply, The Cambrian Office, Swansea. LARGE CELLARS TO LET in WIND- STREET, suitable for Wine and Spirit Merchants.-Apply, Cambrian Office, Swansea. TO BE LET, PREMISES, 39ft. by 8ft., situate rear ALEXANDRA ARCADE, High-street, suitable for Warehouse or Factory also SHOP, Alexandra-road, and SHOPS in Arcade. Moderate rentals.-Apply, W. RICHARD GLYN THOMAS, Agent, 64, Wind-street, Swansea. [12225 TO BE LET or SOLD, 71, MANSEL-TERRACE. Freehold. Possession December quarter next.—Apply, Mr. W. RICHARD GLYN THOMAS, Estate Agent, 64, Wind-street, Swansea. inTEATHFIELD CHAMBERS, 10, HEATH- JTJL FIELD-STREET. Corner Shop, Chambers and Premises, TO LET this Mwha.elma.s.- Address, J. E. STEVENS, Solicitor, Wind-street. BOURNEMOUTH.—intending visitors to Bou-nemouth, Boscombe, or District should Advertise for APARTMENTS in the Bournemouth Visitors' Directory, the oldest Established Bournemouth newspaper. Wednesdays and Saturdays. Large circulation in Hants and Dorset. Twenty words—once, Is; twice, Is 9d three times, 2s. 6d.—Address, Directory Office Bournemouth. TJ°^DING HOUSES AND HOTEL PRO- t X M A? ? desiring to attract Visitors Count,ies ^ould advertise in the Lichfield Mercury, the Tamworth Mercury, the Cannock Chase Mercury, the Ruqeley Mercury and Sutton Coldfield Mercury, the best family papers in the Midlands, and the only papers printed and published in the Lichfield Division. 20 words 6d. for the holiday season, 4/6 prepaid. Offices 36, 38. and 40, Bird-street, Lichfield. ON SALE. OR SALE, Valuable TRICHORD"PIANO^ handsome marqueterie panels iron frame; Sostenente strengthening bar makers—10 years' warranty very cheap.—11, CHURCH-STREET. St. Thomas. OK NEW OXFORD STREET, Swansea; £ comprising dwelling-house, retail shop, with stores, stables, coach-houses, and large workshop with loft over TO BE SOLD.— Apply HEWETT, Bath-road, Stroud. [12177 SADDLYRY COMPANY, ALEXANDRA-ROAD, SWANSEA. DON'T PAY FANCY PRICES for CARRIAGE LAMPS. 500 pair best bevel edge British Plate- glass Red-back Lights, 8s. 6d. per pair; Extra Quality, 12s. 6d. per pair. Largest and Cheapest Stock in Wales to select from. Carriage Lamps rspaired. New Glasses put in. Lamp Holders, Handles, Springs, Candles, etc., kept in Stock. Cheapest House in Wales for Hand-sewn Harness. Portmanteaus and Harness Repaired on the Shortest Notice. THE only means for destroying Hair on the Face is by using ALEX K088' ORDINARY DEPILATORY," 3s. 6d., post free for 3s. 9d. stamps, for strong hair the Electric Appliance, 35s.; for thick hair, Cauterising Liquid 10s. 6d., or the German Process, 42s. — ALEX ROSS, 62, Theoba'd's-road, Holborn, Loudon. Information given when asked to be put in a stamped envelope. [10348 NOSE MACHINE.—This is a wonderful contrivance by which the soft cartilage of the noo?e is pressed into shape by wearing the instrument an hour daily for a short time. Price 10s. 6d. sent free by post for stamps or postal orders, 10s. 9d. — ALEX Ross, 62, Theobald's-road, London, near Bedford Row. Stamped letters replied to. f10976 ESTIMATES FOR EVERY DESCRIPTION OF COMMERCIAL AND FANCY PRINTING AT THE "CAMBRIAN" OFFICE, SWANSEA, Done in the Latest American, English and Contiaental PLAIN AND FANCY TYPES AND ORNAMENTAL BORDERS, AT VERY MODERATE CHARGES. CAMBRIAN OFFICE, 58, WIND-STREET, Swansea.. EDDERSHAWS FURNITURE NEWEST DESIGNS 19. HIGH-STREET. SWANSEA. THE SWANSEA CLOTHIERS. D. JONES & CO.. LIMITED. HIGH STREET, ARE NOW MAKING A SPECIAL SHOW OF WINTER CLOTHING IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. D. JONES & CO.. LIMITED. FANCY DRAPERY. M. REES, HEATHFIELD-STREET, SWANSEA, IS NOW PREPARED WITH A WELL-ASSORTED STOCK OF GLOVES, -L" HOSIERY, VEr0^nmiJi,T. HANDKERCHIEFS, EMBROIDERIES, • UMBRELLAS, FRLUL.AJN^b, HABERDASHERY. OUR SPECIALITE is l LADIES' SILK, VELVET, CLOTH, AND FLANNEL SHIRTS AND BLOUSES. ALSO NOVELTIES FOR EVENING WEAR IN FICHUES, COLLARETTES, F X^ ?r^WEAK' HEAD DRESSES, BLOCbii bILKS, LACE HANDKERCHIEFS. M. REES begs to inform the public that being in a position to buy at the very closest price for cash, they will find that for Superior Quality and Value our Goods will compare favourably with that of any I establishment in this neighbourhood. M. REES. HEATHFIELD-STREET, SWANSEA. TELEPHONE BENNETT BROS.. BUILDERS and CONTRACTORS, and GENERAL BUILDERS' MERCHANTS, HEATHFIELD YARD, CARLTON-TERRACE, SWANSEA. SOLE AGENTS in Swansea and District for JOHNSTON'S LONDON PORTLAND CEMENT. A LARGE AND VARIED STOCK OF BUILDING MATERIALS ALWAYS ON HAND. PUBLIC NOTICES BIRMINGHAM NATIONAL DOG B SHOW. The FORTIETH ANNUAL EXHIBITION will be held on NOVEMBER 28th, 29th, 30th, and DECEMBER 1st, 1898. Prizes valued at over ±.<a,ouu. Entries should be made November 9th. !ates on a,Piic Prize Lists and CerU <"a on application to GEORGE. BERCH Secretary. 37. Temple-street, Birmingham. 'i H. STONE, WHOLESALE WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANT, NEATH. Wholesale Agent f°r South Wales Herefordshire and Monmouthshire for JNO. DBWAR & SONS PERTH WHISKY. GEO. ROE WHfsKrATED G R IRISH WHISK Y. Detailed Price List upon. Application. Telegraphic Address: 8W Neath." National Telephone No. 414. [11675 A neat little VolUrne Tastefully pri nted on Antique Paper. Bound A rt Canvas. 23 Illustrations. PRICE, Is. NETT. BY POST, Is. 2d. GT. ILLTYD'S CHURCH, ° pEMBREY: Its History and Its Architecture. BY EDWARD ROBERTS (SWANSEA) AND H. A. PERTWEE (BURRYFORT), With Preface by the Editor of The Cambrian. NOW SELLING. May be obtained at The Cambrian Office, Swansea; and from Pri&cipal booksellers in South Wales. The Book deal8 p, he Foundation and History of the Parish ch of Pembrey, before and after the Norman ConqUeat) and with itg Architecture, Carvm;& &c. There are 23 valuable and interesting Illustrations. PRESS OPINIONS. The Western Mail says :Mr. Edward Roberts of Swansea, a gentleman who has provided the public with many InstructIve and original con. tributions on place-nam as just produced a most interesting his'to'T, • Wtyd's Church, Pembrey, which is publis in book form, and is copiously illustrated by Mr. tL. A. Pertwee, of Burry Port, who has also dealt with the architec- tural portion of the work. The Ltanelly Guardian says:-That the history of this church has been undertaken by Messrs. Roberts and Pertwee at once guarantees antiquarian research and local knowledge com. bined; for the former gentleman ha.s for many I years made a speciality of the study of Welsh, antiquities and place names. Such sur- vivals as heraldic carvings, burials and memorial stones, the inscriptions for which are most interesting reading, bring back to our minds the Butler family, of Dunraven and Pembrey; the Vaughans, the Mansels and the xtees's. In fact, the little brochure is a most complete collection of historical facts connected with the old Church and the district. The letterpress and illustrations are excellently printed, and much credit is due to The Cambrian office, Swansea, for the tasteful manner of its get-up. A Torquay gentleman writes :—" The writers I of the very interesting work on St. Illtyd's Church, Pembrey, which has been recently pub- lished at your office, invite discussion in your I columns. They must be first congratnlated on their contribution to the literature of parochial histories, and The Cambrian Newspaper Company also deserves praise for the style m which the book has been printed and issued. PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY THE CAMBRIAN NEWSPAPER Co., LTD?, SWANSEA. T ..ANWPTYD WELLS.-The CAMBRIAN'* J 'nay be obtained of Mr. J. LEWIS, News- agent, j PUBLIC NOTICES. GLAMORGAN MICHAELMAS \JT QUARTER SESSIONS, 18th OCT., 1898. The following Justices were appointed to exer- cise the Special Jurisdiction under Sec. 10 of the Lunacy Act, 1890 :— David Roderick David, Port Talbot, Aberafon. John Lewis Williams Ward, Victoria House, Merthyr Tydfil, Caerphilly Higher. Pearson Robert Cresswell, Dowlais, Ca3rphilly Higher. Thomas Jones Dyke, Merthyr, Caerphilly Higher. Major H. E. Morgan Lindsay, Ystradmynach House, near Cardiff, Caerphilly Lower. Henry Anthony, Caerphilly, Caerphilly Lower. William Watkin Leigh, Treharris, K.S.O., Caerphilly Lower. Ralph Thurstan Bassett, Crossways, Cow- bridge, Cowbridge. Frederick William Dunn, The Cross, Llan- blethian, near Cowbridge, Cowbridge. Lieut.-Col. John Hobart Tyler, The Pines, Tivoli-road, Cheltenham, Cowbridge. Oliver Henry Jones, Fonmon Castle, Cow- bridge. Dinaspowis. General Henry Herbert Lee, The Mount, Dinaspowis, Dinaspowis. James Sydney Batchelor, Penarth, Dinaspo-vis. Richard Aubrey Essery, Cefn Bryn, Swansea, Gower. Admiral Sir Algernon McLennon Lyons, K.C.B. Kilvrough House, Swansea, Gower. William Graham Vivian, CJyne Park, Swansea Gower. Charles Henry Williams, Roath Court, Cardiff Kibbor. Richard Charles Graham Dornford, Llandaff, Kibbor. Dr. William Taylor, Cardiff, Kibbor. Rees Hopkin Rhys, Plasnewvdd, Aberdare, Miskin Higher. James Lewis, Plas-draw, Aberdare, Miskin Higher. David Evan Williams, Hirwain, Aberdare, Miskin Higher. Evan John, Llantrisant, Miskin Lower. Thomas Pascoe Jenkins, Tonypandy, Miskin Lower. Henry Naunton Davies, Porth, Miskin Lower. Edward Davies, Cae Wern, Neath, Neath. William Joues, Tynyrheol House, Tonna, Neath. Neath. Osborne Sheppard, Glyn Clydach, Neath Abbey, Neath. John Edwards-Vaughan, Rheola, Neath, Neath. Col. John Picton Turbervill, Ewenny Priory, Bridgend, Newcastle and Ogmore. John Iltyd Dillwyn Nieholl, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend, Newcastle and Ogmore. Robert William Llewellyn, Baglan Cottage, Briton Ferry, Newcastle and Ogmore. James Griffith Hall, Prospect-place, Swansea, Swansea. Lieut.-Colonel John Roper Wright, Gowerton, Swansea. Abraham Thomas, Llansamlet, Swansea. Thomas Freeman, Brynhyfryd, Swansea. Arthur Gilbertson, Glanrhyd, Swansea Valley, Pontardawe. Herbert Lloyd, Plas Cilybebyll, Swansea Valley, Pontardawe. George Henry Strick, Cefn Eithen, Lower Cwmtwreh, R.S.O., Pontardawe. The same Justices were appointed the Visitors of Licensed Houses within the County under the same Act, and Alfred Sbeen, Esq., Cardiff, to be Surgeon, and Thomas Mansel Franklen, Esq., County Offices, Cardiff, to be Clerk. T. MANSEL FRANKLEN, Clerk of the Peace. Cardiff, 27th October, 1898. [ 12245 WILSON'S SUPERIOR PLATE POWDER Cleans Silver and Electro-Plate. WILSON'S SUPERIOR PLATE POWDER Prevents Silver from Tarnishing. WILSON'S SUPERIOR PLATE POWDER Does not Scratch the Silver. WILSON'S SUPERIOR PLATE POWDER Preserves Silver and Electro-Plate. Once used no other will be used. Ask your Chemist, Grocer and Ironmonger for Wilson's and see that you get it. Sold in Boxes, 6d., 1/ 2/6. Sole Manufacturers—WILSON & CO., 113, ST. HELEN'S ROAD, (Opposite Victoria Park), 121851 Swansea. DALE'S GOLD MEDAL DUBBIN. Makes Boots and Harness waterproof as a duck's back and soft as velvet. Adds,tbree times to the wear, and allows polishing. 22 ExhIbition Highest Awards. Tins, 2d,, 6d., Is., and 2s. 6d., of all Boot makers, Baddlers, Leatbersellers, 4c. ~M~ ADIES requiring reliable Servants, and t J Servants wanting good places, should now advertise in the" CAMBRIAN." 12 words, 6d PUBLIC NOTICES. GRAND THEATRE, SWANSEA. Mr. MORELL & Mr. MOUILLOT, Proprietors. MONDAY, Nov. 7th, 1898, for Six Nights only, Mr. H. H. MORELL'S and Mr. F. MOUILLOT'S London Company, in the most successful of all Musical Plays, direct from the Gaiety Theatre, London, THE CIRCUS GIRL. SPECIAL NOTICE.-By kind permission of Mr. George Edwardes, of the Gaiety Theatre, Half of the Gross Receipts of MONDAY, Nov. 7th, will be given to the Funds of the SWANSEA HOSPITAL. Box Plan at GWYNNE H. BRADER'S, 17, Heathfield-street. Commence 7.30. Telephone 291. MONDAY, Nov. 14th, MISS FORTESCUE and COMPANY, in a Repertoire of Popular Plays. XFOUND THE WORLD J"LI ON A BICYCLE. LIMELIGHT LECTURE In ALBERT HALL, CRADOCK-STREET, ON THURSDAY EVENING NEXT, Nov. 10th, BY MR. JOHN FOSTER FRASER. ADMISSION-Area or Balcony Unreserved, Is.; Piv; Keserved Seats, 2s. Plan and Tickets at WAY'S, Bookseller, Wind-st., Swansea. MR. FREDERIC VILLIERS, THE GREAT WAR ARTIST AND CORRESPONDENT, Will deliver an ILLUSTRATED LECTURE ON THE CAPTURE OF KHARTOUM, At the ALBERT HALL, ON FRIDAY, 25th NOVEMBER. NNHE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION M ACT, 1870 1 THE LANDS CLAUSES CONSOLIDATION ACT, 1845, AND THE ACTS AMENDING THE SAME. SCHOOL BOARD OF THE UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SWANSEA. NOTICE IS HEREB Y GIVEN that the above named School Board proposes to take, with the object of erecting a Public Elementary School- House thereon, a PIECE or PARCEL of LAND, part of the Hafod Field, in the Parish of St. John's-juxta-Swansea, in the County Borough of Swansea, having a frontage to Odo-street of 314 feet 6 inches or thereabouts, and a frontage to Morgan-street of 115 feet or thereabouts, and a depth from front to back on the northern side of 270 feet or thereabouts and at the back or western side of 306 feet or thereabouts, which said piece or parcel of land is bounded on the northern side partly by Saint John's Church and partly by a portion of the Hafod Field, on the southern side by Morgan-street, on the eastern side by Odo-street, and on the western side partly by gardens belonging to houses in Cwm- road and partly by a portion of the said Hafod Field. The quantity of land required is ONE ACRE ONE ROOD and SEVEN PERCHES. A plan of the said piece or parcel of land to be taken may be seen at all reasonable hours at the I Offices of the said School Board, situate in Dynevor-place, Swansea, aforesaid. Dated this third day of November, 1898. A. W. HALDEN, 12269] Clerk to the said School Board. FOOTBALL. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5TH. SWANSEA V. CARDIFF. Kick-off at 3.15 p.m. ADMISSION-SIXPENCE, GRAND STAND, Is. EXTRA. SEASON TICKETS can be had at the AVENUE GATE. [12131 ICTORIA WARD ELECTION, LADIES AND GENTLBMSN, Of course I am not pleased with the result of this Election, Mr. Spring has taken my seat; he has acted unfairly towards me, and I am quite certain he has not gained anything by it. A great deal has been said about the rottenness of the Victoria Ward. I do not think the result of this Election has shown this. The great majority of the electors of this Ward are very poor, and there is no doubt, that Mr Spring has been a good friend to them. He looked after their courts, drains and streets personally, and in a way which I could not pretend to. Those who live in good houses and in different surroundings, cannot realise what this attention has meant. I must confess that I cordially sympathise with the difficulty in which many of the electors found themselves, and I do not blame them for voting for Mr. Spring. In saying good-bye to the Victoria Ward, I wish to publicly thank those friends who so unselfishly supported me, and to say that this sympathy and appreciation during the 16 years I represented the Ward, was one of the greatest incentives to me in doing what little I was able to do in our mutual interests while I was in the Council. Yours f .ithfully, FRED. ROCKE. SWANSEA MUNICIPAL ELECTION. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE FFTNONE WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,—I have to tender you my sincere thanks for the honour you have done me in returning me unopposed as your representative. 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SWANSEA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1898. THE MEDIOAL PROFESSION. By the wise munificence of Mr. B. Evans, J.P., Swansea now possesses an Operating Theatre equipped with all the latest scientific and surgical appliances. It is attached to the General Hospital, and was opened on Friday last under most auspicious circum- stances, despite the unpropitious weather. As Mr. Howel Watkins, chairman of the Hospital Board of Management, very aptly remarked in the course of the proceedings there "is no incident in the course of Mr. Evans' long and honourable career which he can look back upon with more pride and satisfaction than the inspiration which prompted him to make the town so handsome a gift." Mr. B. Evans has not only conferred upon the people of Swansea an invaluable boon, but he has placed at the disposal of the Hospital medical staff a highly important and practically indis- pensable surgical adjunct. The operating theatre was opened by Sir Wm. MacCarmac, president of the Royal College of Surgeons. Sir William occupies an eminent position in the medical profession. Mr. J. Aeron Thomas, whose very successful and unusually genial mayoralty is almost at an end, paid a happy and well-deserved tribute to the distinguished surgeon, while he extended him a cordial welcome to Swansea. The speeches at the Hospital and at the evening banquet were intensely interesting and highly encouraging, and should do much to cement the good relationships existing between the public and their medical advisers. The medical gentlemen present heartily applauded the sentiment eyp 'eased by Mr. B. Evans thus "In the larger sense, everything which renders surgical treatment more expeditious and more antisceptic, is an instrument of the healing art. While the surgeons are adding so marvellously year after year to their knowledge, is it for us to maik time and Et),nd still ? No they have gained the right to ask us for all that will enable them to turn their skill to the best account." One of the great duties of the medical profession is the training of its successors and the extension of the field of knowledge by fostering re- search and encouraging well-directed efforts to wrest fresh secrets from nature, which could be turned to the advantage of practical medicine. At the banquet in the evening Dr. T. D. Griffiths, president of the local society, spoke wisely when he said more pains should be tpk,n to instruct the pablic on such questions. Perhaps the greatest difficulties to-day in health administration arise from the comparative ignorance of the people on sanitary matters. In a country with a democratic constitution like ours public health work can never move faster than the education of the community on such questions. It is most desirable that a common understanding should exist as to the present position of the science and art of medicine. The days are passed when medical men were accustomed to make great claims as to their powers, arrogantly pretending to control processes of nature which they are really unable to materially influence. The medical profession now recognises its limita- tions none know so well as its members how much their art is capable of improve- ment, and how little it can achieve as compared with what they would desire. Still, we know that medicine has advanced amazingly during the present century, and is advancing every day in all directions at an accelerated and ever accelerating speed. Swansea has made a most honourable con- tribution to that advance. The late Dr. Padley, Dr. J. Paddon, Dr. J. G. Hall, Dr. Griffiths, Dr. D. Arthur Davies, Dr. Ebenezer Davies, Dr. John Evans, Dr. Jabez Thomas. Dr. Rawlings, and Dr. Couch form a roll of m3dical practitioners of which any town might be proud. And as they step aside their places are taken by younger men, equally as capable and zealous. We think v we may mention Dr. H. A. Latimer—who is not only a very able doctor, but also a gentleman of much literary learning—Dr. F. Brook—who is confidently expected to come to the front in the world of surgery-Dr. Knight, Dr. E. Ie Cronier Lancaster, Dr. Humphreys, and others. It cannot be gainsaid that the public show a generous appreciation of the ser- vices so faithfully rendered by our medical advisers. The former fully recognise the honest good intent ef the latter, and if they sometimes evince less gratitude than the doctors think or know they deserve, on the other hand they often accord them more. And if medical men treat their patients from the humblest to the highest with care, courtesy and discretion—as they invariably do it will be found that, generally speaking, they have not to complain of any want of appreciation and gratitude. Few can have listened to Sir Wm. MacGormac's address on surgery without profit and enjoyment. Its tone suggests that it is possible to unite in one person the power of scientific observa- tion and generalisation and those practical qualities which go to make the sound teacher of clinical surgery. Much has been done in the course of the Queen's reign to extend medical knowledge, and thereby reduce suffering; but here it will suffice to refer to two or three discoveries that have an incalculable effect in staying the progress of disease. First and foremost comes the wonderful discovery of anaesthesia by Dr. Morton of Boston. After many experiments upon himself and the lower animals, Dr. Morton succeeded in drawing a tooth from a patient whom he had caused to inhale the vapour of sulphuric ether, and "as thereby put into a condition in which he felt no pain from the operation. A year later it was first used in Europe by the great English surgeon Robert Lister, at University College Hospital, and in the same year Sir James Simpson first demonstrated and advocated the use of chloroform. Sir Wm. MacCormao and Dr. T. D. Griffiths referred on Friday to the famous principle of antisepsis in surgery, with which the name of Lord Lister will always be associated. In the teeth of stem opposition Sir William succ- eeded in demonstrating the utility and importance of the tieatment, and also in securing its recognition and adoption. A great French chemist had discovered that the cause of mischief in wounds was the presence of the tiniest of living creatures, and Lord Lister came to the conclusion that if he could dress the wound with some- thing that would kill them, he would be able to treat a conpound fracture in just the same manner as a simple one. He found that the use of carbolic acid would ke3p the wound quite free from anime1 life, and since this discovery, for which Sir William Mac- Cormac so heroically fought, all kinds of wounds have been cured that were previous- ly considered hopeless, and much pain and suffering have been saved. Perhaps no country has more just cauce to be proud of the ethical traditions of the medical pro feBsion than ours but many eminent physicians and surgeons urge that it is a duty laid upon every member of the pro- fession to be very watchful that in the great struggle for existence their standard of moral conduct does not deteriorate. The dangers which beset the moral standard of the profession are great, but it is to the credit of the profession that so fesv of its members succumb to these dangers. It is often repeated that medicine is a glorious profession, but a vile trade. It ia one in which chivalry ought to survive longest, for its function is to be sleeplessly 10 arms 10 the c»n,e of the weak and less fortunate. "Pure science" may teach that it is for the benefit of the race that the weak and sick should be left to perish. This is oaly another way of uttering the old heathen cry "Yae victis!" We are conifdent that for the members of the medical profession this theory has no meaning when they deal with sick or with one another. If it had, all their work would be a terrible mockery or a sordid trade. There is most assuredly something higher and grander than the brute forces of Nature, falsely so-called.
NOTES & NOTIONS. ♦ Hail, soft November, though thy pale Sad smile rebuke the words that hail Thy sorrow with no sorrowing words Or gratulate thy grief with song Less bitter than the winds that wrong Thy withering woodlands, where the birds Keep hardly heart to sing or see How fair thy faint, wan face may be. —SWINBURNE. Mr. Ben Davies and Madame Albani had the honour of singing before the Queen and the Royal Family on Saturday last. At the Medical Banquet on Friday Sir William MacCormac, Dr. T. D. Griffiths, the Worshipful Mayor (Mr. J. Aeron Thomas), Dr. Jones (Cardiff), and Chancellor Smith, Vicar of Swan. sea, sat next to each other at the chief table. They formed a commanding group. Sir William was the tallest, then came the Mayor of Swansea, followed by Canon Smith, Dr. Jones and Dr. Griffiths. Mr. Ivor B. John, son of Mr. J. H. John, has had the honour of being awarded the first fellow. ship of the University of Wales. The fellowship is awarded for two years, and carries with it the sum of £125 a year to enable the holder to pursue works of original research. Mr. John is a student at the South IWales University College, Cardiff, and we understand it is his intention to at once proceed to Paris to read for his thesis The influence of medieval French literature upon medieval English literature." We con- gratulate Mr. John upon the distinction he has won. The results of the municipal elections in Swan. sea are very discouraging. They reveal a pitiable condition of affairs. When will an improvement set in ? How can that improvement be effected ? These are questions which must at present be uppermost in the minds of the more patriotic and thoughtful burgesses. It would seem that at this moment the ratepayers as a body lack patriotism and the true civic spirit to a lament- able degree. Indifferent to the town's welfare, and ignorant of their responsibilities as citizens and of that municipal government which makes for the public good, they are led away by specious speeches and clap-trap. Take Morriston. During the whole campaign matters municipal were kept strictly in the back-ground. It was a spiteful faction fight, in which by fa.r the ablest candidate has been worsted. We have not a plethora of capable business men in the Council Chamber that we can afford to lose Mr. W. H. Edwards. However, the electors of Morriston have made their choice. We hope it pleases them. Councillor W. H. Spring—he is no longer an Alderman—has the satisfaction of knowing that he has ousted from the Council Chamber a gentleman far his superior in business ability, and who, for upwards of fifteen years, rendered