THE FASHIONS OF TO-DAY. | Ben Evans & Co. Ltd. PRINCIPAL SHO W 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, Seal J and Capes, Ladies' and Children's Outfitting, Trousseaux, Layettes, and many beautiful Productions in Dress Fabrics, SIlks, &c. A CHARMING STOCK OF LACES, GLOVES, TRIMMINGS, RIBBONS, FEATHER BOAS, VEILINGS, DRESS NETS, CHIFFONS, FANS, &c. 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. ENGAGEMENT RINGS, 22ct. GOLD WEDDING RINGS, 18ct. GOLD KEEPERS,.ENGLISH LEVER WATCHES. BRAZILIAN PEBBLE SPECTACLE^. Foreian Money Exchange. 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. TFirDERS. 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. JGWANSEA HARBOUR TRUST CONTRACTS FOR IRON, TIMBER, AND GENERAL STORES. The TRUSTEES are prepared to receive and entertain TENDERS, up to noon on SATURDAY, the 3rd DECEMBER proximo, for the SUPPLY of IRON, CASTINGS, TIMBER, OILS, IRON- MONGERY, SHIP CHANDLERY & GENERAL STORES, for Twelve Months, from the 1st JAN., 1899. Forms of Tenders and full particulars may be obtain-d on application to the Engineer, at the Harbour Office. The Trustees do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any tender. WILLIAM LAW, General Superintendent, i Harbour Offices, Swansea, 9th November, 1898. "12287 JGWANSEA HARBOUR TRUST. CONTRACTS FOR COAL AND PATENT FUEL. The TRUSTEES are prepared to receive and enterta.in TENDERS, up to noon on SATURDAY, 3rd DECEMBER proximo, for the SUPPLY of COAL and PATENT FUEL, for Six or Twelve Months, from the 1st JANU ART, 1899. Forms of Tender and full particulars may be had on application to the Engineer, at the Harbour Office The Trustees do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any tender. WILLIAM LAW, General Superintendent. Harbour Office* Swansea, r. 9th JNovember. 1898. [12286 "THE CASTLE," HIGH-CLASS LADIES' & GENTLEMEN'S HALRDRESSING SALOONS, 19, CASTLE-STREET (bovlI MASTERS & Co., CLOTHIERS). H. A. CHANNEEJ (Late Senior Assistant atC. McCaskie's Tempte-stfeet), Begs to intimate that he is nv°w? on the above Business, and hopes, by Hi? -class Work and Moderate Charges, to secure a liberal patronage. GENTLEMEN WILL FIND THE ABOVE RooKS THIC MOST CONVENIENT AND BEST FITTBD IN SWANSEA. PRIVATE ROOM FOR LADIES' HAIRDRESSING. Ornamental Hairwork of every Description at the Shortest Notice. LADIES' COMBINGS MADE UP FROM Is. 3d. PER oz. STIFF'S STARCH. Sold in lib. Picture Boxe*. Sold in 51b. Packets. rj TIFF'S STARCH, t™?* Mark-Queen Bes». Uniform Quality. OTIFF'S STAECH. SSST £ £ „ £ £ I. Imparts an Exquisite Glos* STIFF'S STARCH. Makes Linen Look like Hew. For Collars. OTIFF'S STARCH. For Neckties. STIFF'S STARCH. For Caps. For Cuffs. STIFF'S STARCH, TIFF'S STARCH. curtain* For Table Cloths. STIFF'S STARCH. Ask for Stiff's starch. Note the Caution Label. pj TTT?P'q am pA-n- Observe the Trade Mark. J.1J*i! b arAKL-U. See Dr..Uassall's Testimonial V,LL Mark what Dr. Griffin says. ClTU'F S STARCH. Read Pro. Herapath's Report. O Sold by Grocers. vjTIFF'S STARCH. Sold by Druggist*. ♦O Sold by Oilmen. Established 1818. Wholeaale—STIFF & Co., RBDCLIFF-STREET, BRISTO I" 11709 TO BUILDERS.—Billheads, Memorandums Business Circulars and Cards,Time Sheets, Estimate Books, and every kind of Commercial Printing at the CAMBRIAN Office, 58, Wind- street. ARDIGAN.rhe "CAMBRIAN" may be C obtained each Friday from Miss M D WILLIAMS. Bookseller and Newsagent, 10 High-street, Cardigan. A neat little Volume Tastefully printed on Antique Paper. Bound Art Canvas. 23 Illustrations. PRICE, Is. NETT. BY POST, Is. 2d. ST. ILLTYD'S CHURCH,. PEMBREY: Its History and Its Architecture. BT EDWARD ROBERTS (SWANSEA) AND AND H. A. PEETWEE (BURRTPORT), With Preface by the Editor of The Cambrian. NOW SELLING. May be obtained at The Cambrian Office, Swansea; and from the principal booksellers in South Wales. The Book deals with the Foundation and History of the Parish Church of Pembrey, before and after the Norman Conquest, and with its Architecture, Carvings in Stone, &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-names, has just produced a most interesting history of St. Iiltyd's Church, Pembrey, which is published in book form, and is Icopiously illustrated by Mr. H. A. Pertwee, of Burry Port, who has also dealt with the architec- tural portion of the work." The Llanelly 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 has for many 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 Mansela and the Rees'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 of the very interesting work on St. Illtyd's Church, Pembrey, which has been recently pub- lished at your office, invite discussion in your columns. They must be first congratulated on their contribution to the literature of parochial histories, and The Cambrian Newspaper Company 's also deserves praise for the style in which the book has been printed and issued." PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BT "THE CAMBRIAN NEWSPAPER Co., LTD., SWANS EA. "SILVER S OIL Irritation ■ Prevents Inflammation; Free of Pain in Five Minutes. CPEEOILY cures Rheumatism. Eczema, Ulcers, Piles, Sprains. Bad Lees. Sore Throat, Bronchitis, and aU acheg and pains. Money returned if not satisfied, m is. 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Excellence in Quality and Moderation in Price always studied. pREPAID ADVERTISEMENTS of the following classes, namely:— Situations Wanted and Vacant. Apartments Wanted and to be Let. Houses, 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, s. d. s. d. s. d. 12 Words 0 6 1 0 1 9 18 Words 0 9 1 6 2 6 24 Words 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. WANTED. A SCHOOL OF |HOUSE 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. MALVERN. — COMPANION-PUPILS re- quired at Christmas in a HOME SCHOOL for LITTLE GIRLS, aged eight to twelve; thorough education, with every care and atten- tion excellent testimonials terms moderate.— Miss CROSS, Devon Lodge, Malvern. AGENTS WANTED to REPRESENT old- A. established GLASS INSURANCE Co. Liberal terms to good Agents.—Address, SECRE- TARY, 62-4, Ludgate Hill, London, E.C. GROCERS and other TRADESMEN should, \_J)r 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 GROCERY—WANTED, Sharp JUNIOR. capable of looking after small cash branch satisfactory references required; abstainer; state age. salary, &c.; indoors.—JOHN D. JAMES, Ebbw Vale. HOUSE, established as COMMISSION JTH MERCHANTS in GENOA, desires to REPRESENT a good HOUSE of Swansea or Cardiff for the SALE of COAL A CHEMICALS. Full references at disposal.—Apply, ARMANDO, PILONI & Co., Genoa. 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 HIGH-CLASS REGISTRY FOR SERVANTS. LADIES can be quickly and well suited with JLj all classes of good Servants by applying to MRs. LEWIS, 9, Castle-street (over Western Mail), Swansea. Disengaged Cooks, Parlour and House Parlour-Maids, Generals, Nurses and Governesses WANTED, CERTIFICATED MISTRESS, W Village Mixed Voluntary School; aver- age, 32; salary, whole Government grant and half fee grant.—VICAR, Wolfscastle, R.S.O., Pembrokeshire. 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- _M- MONT, Mumbles.—Apply on tne premises, oc to MESSRS. LEEDER & SON, Swansea. R12264 TO LET, convenient Piece of LAND adjoining t Royal Metal Exchange and opposite New General Post Office, Swansea, suitable for OFFICES or RESTAURANT.—Apply, The Cambrian Office, Swansea. LARGE CELLARS TO LET in WIND- 1 i STREET, suitable for Wine a.nd Spirit Merchants.—Apply, Cambrian Office, Swansea. TO BE LET, PREMISES, 39ft. by 8ft., SITOATO 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. _M- Freehold. Possession December quarter next.—Apply, Mr. W. RICHARD GLYN THOMAS, Estate Agent, 64, Wind-street, Swansea. HEATHFIELD CHAMBERS, 10, HEATH- _tJL FIELD-STREET. Corner Shop, Chambers and Premi-es, TO LET this Michaelmas.— Address, J. E. STEVENS, Solicitor, Wind-street. BOURNEMOUTH.—intending Visitors to Bournemouth, 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, la 9d; three times, 2A. 6d.—Address, Directory Office Bournemouth. BOARDING HOUSES AND HOTEL PRO- PRIETORS desiring to attract Visitors from the Midland Counties should advertise in the Lichfield Mercury, the Tamworth Mercury, the Cannock Chase Mercury, the Rugeley Mercury, and Sutton Coldfield Mercury, the best familv 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. F' OR SALE, Valuable TRICHORD PIANO; handsome marqueterie panels iron frame; Sostenente strengthening bar makers-IO years' warranty very cheap.—11, CHURCH-STREET, St. Thomas. PRIZE COLLIES for SALE; two sable and white bitches; perfect gems will send on approval; price low.—JONES, Crown Hotel, Neath. O K 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 BRUSHES, Brooms, Leathers, Sponge?, MB Household and Stable Requisites of all kinds. Gentlemen supplied direct at Factory Prices.—J. MELLO HOUGHTÖN the Old-estab- lished Brush Manufacturer, Pershore-street, Birmingham. SADDLE RY COM PA NY, 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 Waletl for Hand-sewn Harness. Portmanteaus and Harness Repaired on the Shortest Nonce.. THE only means for destroying Hair on £ ac« is by using ALEX ROSS' ORDINARY uEPILATORY," 3B. 6d., post free for 3s. 9d. stamps, lor strong hair the Electric Appliance, 35s.; for thick hair. Cauterising Liquid 10s. 6d„ or the German Process, 4 £ s. — ALEX. ROSS, 62, Theoba'd's-road, Holbom, London. Information iriven when asked to be put in a stamped envelope. [10348 NOSE MACHINE.—-This is a wonderful contrivance by which the soft cartilage of the nose is Pre8?«^ 'n^? »h»pe 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. ALxX Ross, 62, Theobald s-road, London, near Bedford Row. StaDlped letters rephed to. rJ09ï6 Makes Boots and DALE'S ISS times to the wear, and allows poliabitifr. GOLD MEDAL 22 Exhibition Highest Awards. Tins, 2d., 6d., is., and T\TTX>X>T"lVr 281 of alt Boot -LF 11 || | • makers, Saddlers, Leathersellers, <fcc. CARMARTHEN —The CAMBRIAN" may be obtained at Messrs W. H. Smith and Sons' Railwav Bookstall. PONTARDULAIS.—The "CAMBRIAN" may JL be obtained at W. H. SMITH SON'S Bookstall, Railway Station. LLANWRTYD WELLS.—The CAMBRIAN" may be obtained of Mr. J. LEWIS, News- agent, &E. E DDE RSH AWS EURNTURE ] ] NEWEST DESIGNS -I; 19. HIGH. STREET. SWANSEA. EXPLOSIVES. EXPLOSIVES. EVANS BROS., WHOLESALE IRONMONGERS, WORKS & COLLIERY REQUISITES FACTORS, MORRISTON. r:1l oo 0 0 00 0 == g 0 "J 0 Z > >- rIJ t-3 0 1 I;- t-3 0 OO = œ AT OUR MAGAZINES WE HAVE STORED FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY JJOOSE AND COMPRESSED POWDERS, GELIGNITE & KYNITE DETONATORS & FUSE. TELEGRAMS-"lRONMONGERS, MORRISTON." TELEPHONE, 376. E. J A R RE TT, CAB PROPRIETOR, GWYDR. MEWS, UPLANDS, SWANSEA. WAGONETTES, LANDAUS, CABS, &c. ALWAYS IN READINESS. All Orders by Post promptly attended to. Residence—4, WINDSOR STREET, UPLANDS. H. STONE, WHOLESALE WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANT, NEATH. Wholesale Agent for South Wales, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire for JNO. DEWAR & SONS PERTH WHISKY. GEO. ROE & CO-'s CELEBRATED G.R." IRISH WHISKY. Detailed Price List upon Application. Telegraphic Address: "Stoiie Neath." National Telephone: No. 414. [11675 HE BEST VALUE MONEY CAN BUY DRINK NO OTHER. AGENTS IN EVERY TOWN IN WALES. For Agencies, apply to The Anchor Tea Com- pany, 40 and 41, Great Tower-street, London^ EjX). — LL. & T. BULLIN, REATHFIELD AND FFYNONE MEWS SWANSEA. Beg to state that they have added to their Business New Funeral Carriages completely. Telephone No. 65. [431 THOS. R. ROBINSON, 1&, EXCHANGE BUILDINGS, COAL MERCHANT (WHOLESALE and RETAIL). BEST LARGE AND THROUGH HOUSE AND ANTHRACITE COALS, AT LOWEST CURRENT PRICES. DON'T COUGH—USE DON'T COUGH-USE J)ON'T COUGH—USE There is absolutely no remedy so speedy and effectual. One Lozenge alone gives relief; can be taken by the moat delicate. KEATING'S COUGH LOZENGES, KEATING'S COUGH LOZENGES, KEATING'S COUGH LOZENGES, If you cannot sleep for coughing, one Keating's Lozenge will øet you right. Any Doctor will tell you they are UTTERLY UNRIVALLED. XJTTERLY UNRIVALLED. I XJTTERLY UNRIVALLED. Sold everywhere in tins I3jd. each, or free on receipt of stamps, from THOMAS KBATIlfGr, Chemist, London. THE SWANSEA MERCANTILE BANK, ks LIMITED, 18, PARK-STREET, SWANSEA. £3 TO R500 CASH ADVANCED to all Classes of Tradesmen, Professional Men, and respectable Householders, upon their OWN NOTE OF HAND and all kinds of Securities. PAYMENTS to suit Borrowers. Applications promptly attended to by 5651 H. B. JONES, MANAGER. rpHE WORLD'S HAIR GROWTH- C. MCCASKIR-5 ASTRINGENT, the best Hair Producer of the age. Never fails to make the hair grow; an infallible remedy for weak and thin hair; the one and only cure for premature baldness; pungent and pleasant to use; non-gre .IY. No one having weak nair should be without it. Is. 6d. per Bottle worth a guinea. Try it. Per post 3d. extra. Prepared by C. McCASKIB Hairdresser, 4c.. TEMPLE-STREET, SWANSEA. proprietor of the Celebrated Electric Hair Dye. 2 GRAND THEATRE, SWANSEA. Mr. MORELL & Mr. MOUILLOT, Proprietors. MONDAY, November 14th, 1898, for Six Nights only, Miss FORTESCUE & COMPANY. MONDAY. WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY, Nov. 14tb 16th and 18th, Sardou's Masterpiece-FEDORA. MOTHS AY ai,d Thursi>at. Nov- 15th and 17th— SATURDAY, Nov. 19th—THE LADY OF LYONS. Box Plan at GWYNNE H. BRADER'S, 17 Heathfield-street. Commence 7.30. Telephone 291. COEDFRANC SCHOOL BOARD. WANTED, for the Infants' Department of the Coedfranc Board School, near Neath, ex-Pupil Teacher (Article 50 or 52). Knowledge of Welsh desirable. Salary, X45 per annum. Applications, stating age, qualifications, and past experience, together with copies of three recent testimonials, to be sent to the undersigned not later than December 3rd next. CUTHBERTSON and POWELL. Clerks to the Board. 58, Water-street, Neath. 9th November, 1898. ESTABLISHED 1840. J. STANLEY JOHNSTON, ICTURE HE-ITORER, CARVER, GILDER, AND p PICTURE FRAME MAKER, CHURCH STREET, SWANSEA. Oil Paiutings Lined, Cleaned and cirefully Restored Old Prints and Mezzotint Engravings Cltaned. Re- gilding in all its Branches equal to new. SUPPORT LOCAL INDUSTRIES. WHY TOEND Your Books to Bristol and Elsewhere to be Bound when you can have them done as Well and as Cheaply, and more Promptly by ER rfllNSLAY, • -U* -L Practical Bookbinder 52, OXFORD STREET, SWANSEA (Mr. Parry's Stationer's Shop;. ESTIMATES FOR EVERY DESCRIPTION OF COMMERCIAL AND JJIANCY PRINTING AT THE "CAMBRIAN" OFFICE, SWANSEA, Done in the Latest American, English and Continental PLAIN AND FANCY TYPES AND ORNAMENTAL BORDERS, AT VERY MODERATE CHARGES. CNMBRIAN OFFICE, WIND-ST., SWANSEA. CALVERT'S CARBOLIC OINTMENT is unequalled as a remedy for PILES, THROAT COLDS, CHAPPED HANDS, CHILBAINS, SCALDS, BURNS, CUTS, EARACHE, NEURALGIC and RHEUMATIC PAINS, RINGWORM and SKIN AILMENTS generally. Large Pots, illi each, at Chemists, or post free for value. Illustrated List of Calvert's Carbolic Preparations post free on application. F. C. JALVERT & Co., MANCHESTER. IJIRADESMEN'S CIRCULARS., T In any stvlA to suit customers, Printed promptly and economically. "THE CAMBRIAN" OFFICE, 58, WIND STREET, SWANSEA. DEATH OF A SWANSEA TRADESMAN. We regret to record the death of Mr. Walter Raatz, house furnisher. which took place at his residence, 29, %ilterloo-street on Wednesday morning. Deceased had been under treatment for heart affection by Dr. Humphreys, but had only been confined to bed for a day or so. He leaves a widow to mourn her loss. PUBLIC NOTICES. TO THE ELECTORS OF THE FFYNONE WARD. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I beg to offer you my services to fill the vacancy in the Ffynone Ward as one of your representatives in the Borough Council. Should you see fit to again elect me I shall hope to merit your continued confidence.-Yours truly, M. TUTTON. Bryn Cerrig, Ffynone, Nov. 9th, 1898. r12293 B OROUGH OF SWANSEA. THE MAYOR OF SWANSEA (MR. COUNCILLOR RICHARD MARTIN) DESIRES TO INTIMATE THAT HE WILL ATTEND DIVINE SERVICE AT THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, WALTER-ROAD, ON SUNDAY MORNING NEXT; And His Worship invites Burgesses to accompany him on the occasion. A PROCESSION Will leave the GUILDHALL at 10.30. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. OLY TRINITY CHURCH GRAND BAZAAR, AT THE ALBERT HALLS, SWANSEA, ON WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11th and 12th, 1899. pRE L I M I N Y NOTICE. A GRAND BAZAAR, IN AID OF THE SWANSEA PARISH CHURCH REBUILDING FUND, WILL BE HELD IN APRIL, 1899, AT ALBERT HALLS, SWANSEA. MR. FREDERIC VILLIERS, THE GREAT WAR ARTIST AND CORRESPONDENT, Will deliver a LECTURE, ILLUSTRATED BY LIMELIGHT VIEWS, ON THE CAPTURE OF KHARTOUM, At the ALBERT HALL, ON FRIDAY, 25th NOVEMBER, at 8 p.m. Tickets of Members of the University Exten- sion Committee; A. D. PERKINS, 11, Somerset- place or GWYNNE H. BRADER, Heathfield-street. CONGREGATIONAL CHUKCH. c WALTER-ROAD. REV. JOHN HUNTER, D.D., OF GLASGOW, Will deliver a LECTURE in the above Church, on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, 1898. SUIBSECT: The Ancient Mariner a )ram& of Crime, Agony and Expiation." CUAUUtlAN-RICHARD MARTIN, ESQ., J.P. (MAYOR). ORGAN RECITAL by MR. J. F. FRICKER at 7.15 p.m. T icture to commence at 7.45 p.m. Body of Chapel, Is.; Gallery, 6d. Body of Chapel, Is.; Gallery, 6d. rpHE ELEMENTARY EDUCATION -JL ACT, 1870 THE LANDS CLAUSES CONSOLIDATION ACT, 1845. AND THE ACTS AMENDING THE SAME. SCHOOL BOARD OF THE UNITED SCHOOL DISTRICT OF SWANSEA. NOTICE IS HEREBY 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 Hsrfod 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. 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 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. ALFRED STALMAN & CO. HAVE SUPPLIED THE EMBROIDERIES, CURTAINS, &c., AT ST. MARY'S NEW CHURCH, SWANSEA. Church Furnishing in all Branches. M. HENDERSON, Manageress. 72, GEORGE-STREET, PORTMAN-SQUARE, LONDON. TELEPHONE NUMBER 36. TELEGRAMS "CAMBRIAN, SWANSEA." TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Delivered in Town Is. 3d. per quarter Post Free (United Kingdom) is. 9d. „ (Foreign). 2s. 6d. „ Payable in advance. The attention of Advertisers is directed to the the fact that THE CAMBRIAN has one of the LARGEST and by far THE MOST INFLUENTIAL CIRCULATION of any weekly newspaper in the Principality.
he Cambrian. SWANSEA, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER HT 1898. OUR MUNICIPAL PROSPECTS. On Wednesday Mr. Richard Martin was installed as Chief Magistrate of this import- ant Borough. He succeeds a gentleman who filled the office with becoming dignity and tact, and who, as Mayor, set a standard not easy to attain. Mr. Martin deserves well of Swansea. He has rendered his native town invaluable services. He has for years lab- oured for the public weal with a singleness of purpose, determination and ability which have won for him the admiration and the confidence of the great majority of his fellow burgesses. The new Mayor is a civic I patriot. He keenly dislikes parochialism. The energy which some members display to please the wards they represent, and their apparent indifference to the welfare of the town as a whole, are distasteful to him. The unanimity and enthusiasm of his election to the Civic Chair bear testimony not only to his comprehensive ability, but to his integrity as an experienced representative of the ratepayers. We wish Mr. and Mrs. Martin a prosperous and pleasant year of office. The speeches delivered on Wednesday, —and which are fully reported in our inside columns—were quite refreshing in their optimism. None of the speakers, however, concealed the fact that Swansea's municipal indebtedness is very large, that it is, indeed, serious. But it need cause us no undue alarm providing those in authority adopt the true progressive policy. That policy was indicated by Mr. Martin. Out of 49 towns 38 have made a gain on their remuner- ative property. Swansea is one of the which has made a loss. "It is very singular," said the Mayor, that the 11 towns have all borrowed small amounts of money for remunerative work, whereas the 30 towns which have made a profit, have borrowed as much money as they could for the work they required to carry out. In other words: towns which have been enter- prising have profited by their enterprise towns which have not been enterprising have made no profit at all, but sustained a loss. It is needless for us to indicate in what direction Swansea should move. The opportunities are at hand. We have only to seize them to place Swansea to the front. Birmingham and Glasgow, Leeds and B-adford show us the way. Glasgow is now regarded as the municipal Mecca, where observers gather to study the organisation of its public services, and to profit by its pioneer work. In grappling with the problems of city govern- ment, Glasgow has built up a civic structure which for magnitude of organisation is not surpassed. But how has this civic structure been built up? Not by a cheese-sparing policy; not by indifference or muaicipal lethargy; but by spirited enterprise and a keen desire to be first. The indebtedness of the towns we have mentioned is enormous, but so is their revenue. Their policy should be Swansea's policy. If gentlemen like the Mayor and ex-Mayor are loyally supported by their colleagues in the Council Chamber we need not wait long for the adoption of that policy. Municipal government is the highest form of local government. It is so because it is the freest from central control—that is, the Corporation is not subject to the same restrictions as, for instance, the local board. It has been truly said that Britishers are admirably fitted for self government, and although our institu- tions are far from perfect, and our modes of local and central government are far too intricate, it cannot be denied that we are far ahead of most other couutries in the matter of the discharge of the duties appertaining to the life of true citizen- ship. The vital importance of good govern- ment implies the absolute necessity of an intimate acquaintance with the right principles of government, and a knowledge of local affairs in all their details, on the part of the electors. We must understand the why and the wherefore of the questions which constantly come before us, or we shall fail to discharge our duty properly, and be liable to be misled by those who have only party, or it may be only self-i ate rest, to serve. We would, therefore, appeal for civic patriotism, for a more intelligent and active interest in municipal questions. Without that patriotism we cannot hope to do much. Criticism is the salt of municipal life, providing it be fair. Of late years, however, Swansea has been subjected to a type of criticism with which little, if any, favour can be found. According to some people there is nothing good in Swansea, and what our public bodies do is invariably wrong. We repeat, criticism, so long as it is honest and founded on fact, is healthy, and should be encouraged. To the perpe- trators of the opposite kind of criticism the Rev. James Owen ad'uinistered a dignified rebuke 011 Wednesday. He had lived long enough in Swansea, he said, to "know that it was the proper thing in the estimation of some people to abuse the town, to pour con- tempt upon those who governed it, and upon its public msn and institutions. Men who lived in Swansea and on Swansea had been guilty of this. The man who thus grumbled and growled, not only injured himself, but the town, for he weakened public confidence. He was thankful for all the bright optimism of some of our leaders, and he was thankful that he had been privileged to preach a gospel of hope." There is much truth in the utter, ances of the Rev. James Owen, and we hope they will be taken to heart by the people for whom they are intended. The Swansea Council is not perfect, far from it It has made some ugly mistakes, and will, in all probability, continue to make them. But so long as gentlemen like Mr. Richard Martin and Mr. J. Aeron Thomas are elected to important positions so long shall we have faith in our Council. We believe that, as a body, the members are honest and efficient men, liable to make mistakes, but capable, under strong and judicious leadership, of b doing much to improve the town. What we should like to see is greater trust in one one another. Lack of confidence has been the bane of our municipal life. Mr. R. S. Lindley is reported to have said, just prior to his departure from Swansea, that on the whole the members of the Swansea Council were fairly capable and zealous, but that they mistrusted one other, and that that mistrust was productive of unfortunate re- sults. Let our" City Fathers" take the hint. The municipal success of a town can not be achieved in a day, or maintained with- out effort and mutual trust. The men who are elected to manage affairs should learn every- thing possible about the needs of the com- munity, and should not hesitate to agree to a progressive policy. We hope all the members of the Council will strive to make the coming year a prosperous one, that they will join as one in carrying to a successful issue schemes which tend to the benefit of the community, and that they will trust each other. If they do that we shall be content, and they will merit the confidence reposed in them. We see no reason why the good old town should not, even at this late hour, introduce a new era in its municipal history.
THE RECENT VISIT OF THE LAW' £ The Local secretaries of the. Law Society have just issued a balance sheet, m connection ™>th the recent visit of the society to Swansea. The total amount received for helr entertainment amounted to £88g 1613., to which sum the Corpor- ation contributed £250: the Harbour Trustees the local solicitors £311. The chief items of expenditure were £438 paid to the caterer. £81 for the use of the Grand Theatre, £58 to Messrs. Ben Evans and Co. for decorations, £25 for the Albert Hall, £2? for Mr. Hulley's band, and £40 to local printers. There is a balance in hand after paying all accounts of JS129, and it has not been decided up to the present what will be dene with this, but it will very probably be devoted fcj Moal charities.
THE EX-MAYOR AND MAYORESS. It is a great honour to be the Chief Magis- trate of a, large and prosperous town like Swansea, and it is a great honour to have had as the Chief Magistrate a gentleman of the social status, ability, energy and urbanity of Mr. J. Aeron Thomas. If the Mayoralty of 1897-8 has done one thing more than another, it has been in revealing to us a gentleman peculiarly fitted to take a leading part in our municipal government. Mr. Aeron Thomas deserved all that was said of him on Wed- nesday, and we sincerely hope it will encourage him not to abate one iota of the energy he has shown during the past year. The Mayoralty is an ancient office, but at 1:0 time has it been held in greater honour and re- spect than it is now. Mr. Thomas has presided over the Council meetings with efficiency and impartiality; he has been at the forefront of everything affecting the interests of the community; he has taken part in movements for the alleviation of dis- tress, he has represented the town with dignity on several very important occasions, and he has been accessible to all who have had schemes for the moral and social improve- ment of the burgesses. Not only has the ex-Mayor proved himself to be a man of con- siderable business and administrative ability, discretion and resource, but he has shewn that he can defend the privileges of the municipality, while he has conducted himself with dignity, wisdom and prudence. Further- more, the Mayoralty of Mr. J. Aeron Thomas was unusually genial. The social functions were numerous and on a scale almost un- precedented in Swansea. The reception and the fancy dress ball at the Albert Hall in December last won from no less an authority than Mr. Graham Vivian the highest praise. The squire of Clyne Castle said that the ball reminded him of the brilliant social functions in Paris during the last Empire. Keen, hard- working business man that he is, the ex- Mayor is thoughtful, sympathetic and generous, and none find more pleasure than he does in extending a helping hand to those deserving of help. We hope to see Mr. Thomas again Mayor of Swansea. In pay. ing tribute to the ex-Mayor—who has not vacated the Civic Chair without feelings of regret—we should be wanting in duty and courtesy were we to neglect to accord to the ex-Mayoress her share of well-won commendation. Twelve months ago we wrote that Mrs. J. Aeron Thomas was a com- parative stranger to the burgesses generally, but that she would, during her year of office, ingratiate herself in the hearts of all with whom she come in contact. That is what has occurred. She has, indeed, been a most excellent Mayoress. Thoughtful, kindly, amiable, she has made herself very popular. Whether it was receiving guests at great public functions, or entertaining orphan and afflicted children at West Cross, or working in aid of our local charities, Mrs* Thomas always seemed animated by the desir. to make those around her happy- Swansea people will not forget her wonderful dfort on behalf of the Hospital last summer. Mr. Aeron rhomas bas much to thank his good lady for in connection with his Mayoralty.
NOTES & NOTIONS. The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sear Heaped in the hollows of the grove the wither'd leaves lie dead; They rustle to the eddying gust and to the rabbit's tread; The robin and the wren have fled, and from the shrub the jay And from the woodtop calls the crow through all the gloomy day." Mr. Griffith Thomas, Chairman of the HarborB Trust, is determined that Swansea as a port shall not hide her light under a bushel. In that he is wise. Moreover, Mr. Thomas i, an optimist of the first water. He is always hopeful how- ever lowering the commercial horizon. In that also, he is wÜe. Wedded to this cheery optimism is an intense desire to push Swansea harbour to the front. That desire is shared by the whole of his colleagues on the Trust, and it is a matter for congratulation that they are steadily realising their desire. The port has made very marked progress during the last few years. The exports and imports shew a substantial increase yearly. In order to cope with the growth of the trade the Trus tees are making every effort to increase the dock facilities. Mr. Griffith Th omas's announce* ment at the Mayoral luncheon on Wednesday that a dock should be constructed large enough to accommodate the largest ships afloat, evoked en- thusiastic applause from the large and influential company present. The Trustees may rest assured that whatever they do to make the port complete and up-to-date, will meet with the approval o the town generally. A capital portraii. of Mr. John White (Ben Evans & Co., Ltd.) appears in the Christmas number of the Warehouseman and Draper, toge- ther with a full report of the complimentary banquet given him by the employees of the firm a fortnight ago. Mr. J. Aeron Thomas does not conceal the fact that he has had a most pleasurable year of office, and that he has vacated it with keen regret. At the Mayoral luncheon on Wednesday he said he was prepared to again take the civic chair—a statement which was received with an enthusiastic outburst of applause. The tradesmen generally are much gratified with the Mayor's references to the long-talked-of proposal to place Swansea on the main line. The agitation has grown and intensified of late. It must be maintained, however, and now that Mr. Martin has brought the question before the notice of the Council, we trust Mr. Thos. Yorath and his friends on the Drapers' and Grocers' Associations will be stimulated to renewed energy. There is no doubt that the present is a most opportune time to bring pressure to bear upon the Great Western Railway directorate. Circumstances have arisen which have forced the Company to seriously consider a scheme or schemes for placing Swansea on the main line. The Corporation, the Drapers' and Grocers' Associations, and the town generally, should therefore strike while the iron is hot. We have yet to learu that sentiment plays a. part in the management of Swansea harbour. The conduct of the Trustees of late prove directly the contrary. It would be wise, therefore, were the dispute between them and the Corporation regarding the £3,570 allowed to drop. Its continuance can only result in misunderstanding and unpleasantness. The Trustees unquestion- ably have right on their side. and so are not likely to cave in. Besides, the dispute trivial, and not worth a moment's worry. We should like to see Mr. Rocke elected for Alexandra Ward and Mr. W. H. Edwards for the St. John's Ward. Their experience in municipal administration, and all round business abilities are needed in the Council Chamber. Deputations should be appointed to wait upon Mr. Edwards and Mr. Rocke with the view of securing their services. Their return to the Council would be received with intense satisfaction throughout the town. Municipal honours have fallen thick and fast upon Mr. Howel Watkins. He has been a. member of the Corporation only a few years, but