CRICKET. Neath did badly against Swansea on the GnoJl Ground on Saturday. Going in first they compiled 81. The batting was weak, and the bowling was Hot over strong. The Swansea men ran up 160 for four wickets. SWANSEA. E. W. Jones, c Reynolds, b Davies 41 D. Thissen, not out 82 A. W. Samuel, c Clarke, b Davies 5 H. A. Sweet, c Whittiugton, b Davies 2 G. P. Hazel, c Taylor, b Keynolds 26 Extras 4 Total 160 It is time our Neath friends buckled to. E. W. Jones was in fine form, and his 41 included four 4's, one 3, and three 2's. Thissen made four 4's and three 2's. The following is the bowling "alylais NEATH. O. M. R. W. Willgoose 19 5 30 2 Samuel 20 6 35 5 Benfield 12 5 12 3 SWANSEA. T.Hopkins. 13 1 59 0 S. Clarke 5 0 21 0 H. Davies 8 0 21 3 W. Lane 6 0 24 0 M. Rhys 4 0 12 0 Reynolds. 4 1 9 1 R.Rhys 3 0 14 0 # # # FIRST ELEVEN FIXTURES. July 29-N ewport .Awav Aug. 5-Hampstead (London) .Home „ 12-Llan-lly Home 19-Mr. Ebsworth's Eleven Home „ 25 and 26-Glamorgan v. Cornwall .Home Sept. 2-Newport Away SECOND ELEVEN FIXTURES. July 29-Briton Ferry Home Aug. 5-Cardiff II Away 12-Briton Ferry Away „ 17-United Banks .Home „ 19-St. Jude's Away Sept. 2—Cardiff II Home The Swansea Third XI. administered a severe thrashing to the Church on Sa.turday-205 for six tickets to 35 Scores for SWANSEA THIRD XI. T. Powell, c and b ftogers 47 S. Curnow, lbw, b Thomas 7 F. B. Rees, c and b Rogers 20 H. Sweet, c Thomas, b Seaborne. 46 H. G. Solomon, b W. Thomas 20 J. Hill, not out 56 P. S. Dorrell 0 Extras 9 Total 205 .L. The score was made to look a little picturesque by P. S. Dorrell making a duck! The Swansea bowling was far too strong for the Church lads, bravely as they stood up against it. The fielding Was also very keen, and materially contributed to the heavy defeat. Schenk and Muxworthy, along with Ball and Lloyd, did not bat-and Powell divided the bowling honours, while Ball made a few smart catches. The following was the scores for the CHURCH. C. Potts 3 P. Melhuifch 9 M. Rogers 7 J.Thomas. 3 H. Walton 2 M. Thomas 1 A. Ellis 0 H. Seaborne 0 E. Melhuiah 1 J. Davies, not out 8 W. Smith 0 Extra 1 Total 35 SWANSEA AND DISTRICT SENIOR CRICKET LEAGUE. GOWERTON v. ST. JUDE'S. A league match was played between Gowerton and St. Jude's oA the ground of the former on Saturday, and ended in a draw, due, it is said, to the late arrival of the visitors. Scores :— GOWERTON. D. Ward, b Rees 0 W. Edwards, c Evans, b Rees 24 W. P. Lewis, lbw, b Evans 11 George Lewis, b Joslyn 1 W. H. Holloway, 8t Gibbs, b Joslyn. 53 W. Bowen, not out 13 George Ellis, not oat 6 Extras 12 Total (for 5 wickets) .120 Innings declared closed. D. A. Jenkins, F. c Ward, P. Brett and T. Lewis did not bat. I ST. JUDE'S. E. Gribbs, o T. Lewis, b G. Lewis 20 J. Morris, not out 16 A. A. Merry, b George Lewis 0 J. G. Owen, b Holloway 12 W. J. Evans, not out 20 Extras 3 Total (for 3 wickets) 71 A. E. Joslyn. E. J. Joslyn, G. Madel, A. Green, Rees and W. Hay did not bat. CLYDACH v. PENLLERGAER. The above league cricket match was played in strong sunny weather upon the latter's ground at Penllergaer last Saturday. Clydach won easily by 12 runs and 6 wickets. Scores PENLLERGAER. R. Lewis, b S. Jones 1 T. Mainwaring, b S. Jones 9 E. Bevan, c and b S. Jones 0 T. Rees, c J. R. James, b D. Austin. 0 1. Williams, c P. Lewis, b D. Davies 9 J. Jones, b S. Jones 0 D. Davies, b D. Austin. 1 J. Coomey, b D. Austin 9 W. J. Walters, not out 2 R. Lewis, c D. Davies, b D. Austin 0 W.T. Rees, c B. A. Jones, b D. Austin 5 Extras 5 Total 38 CLYDACH. D. Arnold, not out 24 D. Daviea, lbw, b Lewis 1 S. Jones, b E. Bevan 2 J. Thomas, retired ill 11 D. Austin, c W. J. Rees, b T. Jones. 3 Extras 9 Total (for 4 wickets) 50 Innings declared closed. A, Lloyd, D.Thomaa, R. James and D. Jenkins to bat. FIXTURES FOR 1899. Ground. July 29—St. Jade's v. Gorselnon St. Jade's Aug. S-Oystermouth v. Clydach Oystermouth. „ Ii-St, Jude's v. Penllergaer I-t, Jude's. t, 12-Penliergaer v. Gorselnon Penllergaer. 19-Gorbeitioti v. Penllergaer tiorseiuon. „ 26-Clvdacb v. Gorselnon Clydach. Sept. 2-Gorselnon v. Oystermouth. Gorseinon. 9—Oystermouth v. Gorseinon Oystermouth. SWANSEA AND DISTRICT JUNIOR CRICKET LEAGUE. ST. JOHN'S (CLYDACH) v. OLD SILOH. The Clydach team met with an unexpected reverse on their own ground at the hands of Old Siloh. The bowling was excellent, as the analysis will show. Appended are the scores OLD SILOH. G. Butler, c Joseph b Rees 0 W. J. Owens, c Joseph b Rees 1 E. Rees, b Joseph 0 H. Fisher, b Rees 3 W. D. Froethy (capt.), b Joseph 7 T. Evans, run out 0 W. Stevens, b Joseph 0 B. Thomas, b Rees 0 A. Freethy, not out 4 J. Hicks, b Joseph 10 T. Morris, b Joseph 0 Extras 5 Total 30 W. D. Freethy secured five wiokets for seven runs, and W. J. Owens four for three. | ST. JOHN'S. A Arnold, c A Freethy b W D Freethy 2 T Williams, cA Freethy b W Freethy 0 I. Joseph, c Hicks b W. D. Freethy. 12 T. Thomas, c sub b Owens o D. J. Rees (c.), c Butler b W. Freethy 1 T. J. Smith, c Evans b Freetby. 2 Geo. Davies, run out 1 H. Thomas, b Owens 0 J. Nicholas, b Owens 0 D. Rees, b Owens 0 J. Thomas, not out 0 Extras 8 Total 27 -D. J. Rees toek four wioketa for 15 ruos, and *• Joseph five for 10. | PENVILLIA v. PRIORTON VILLA. The Villa, for the second time this season, defeated the home team, in this case however piling on the record League score. Another record was also established by A. P. Coke, whose score of 43 is the highest individual score of the season under the Junior League. The Ponvillia were easily disposed of, their total reaching 17 only. The Priorton bowling was excellent. Appended are the scores:— PRIORTON VILLA. A. P. Coke, b Watkins 43 E. Billing, c John b Bowen 4 P. Bevan, c John b Bowen 7 F. Price (capt.), b Watkins 0 P. Morris, run out 19 J. Davies, c John b Bowen 16 L. Rees, b Watkins 14 F. Rawbridge, run out 4 G.Kees,nutout. 5 H. Hopkins, b John 1 T. James, not out 4 Extras 15 Total (for 9 wickets). 132 Innings declared closed. Innings declared closed. P. Morris obtained five wickets for four runs, and P. Bevan three for seven. PENVILLIA. W. Bennett, b Morris 0 D. Watkins (capt.), b Bevan 1 D. Jones, b Morris 0 T. Allen, b Morris 0 D. J. Thomas, e Davies b Morris 4 J. H. Bowen, c Billings b Morris 1 T. Williams, c James b Bevan 2 A. Wyatt, not out 1 J. M. John, b Bevan 2 G. Tucker, absent 0 J. Thomas, absent 0 Extras 6 T otal 17 I Mr. H. G. Solomon has arranged an excellent programme for the Swansea Tourists' Cricket Club, and an enjoyable tour is confidently antici- pated. The chief feature of interest in Friday's play at tiie Crystal Palace in the match between Dr. Grace's Eleven and the Australiaus was the score made by Alec Hearne on behalf of the home team. His 168 is the highest individual score made against the Colonials this season, being one run more than that made by J. T. Brown last month At Bradford there was some very high scoring on Friday. Rain caused stumps to be drawn before half-past five, but by that time Yorkshire had gained a lead of 387 for the loss of seven wickets, their highest t,ital this season. F. S. Jackson, Denton and F. Mitchell all exceeded the hundred, the last-named completing his 1,000 runs for the season. Jackson and the professional put on 219 runs for the second wicket. Jackson's innings was one of the finest he has ever playea, and was faultless; but Denton was twice missed. Mitchell likewise gave no chance. Thanks to some fine batting on Tuesday by Abel, F. P. Knox and Hayes, the latter of whom scored 131 before being stumped, Surrey, at the Oval, were able to set the Australians a difficult task on Wednesday. To Surrey's first innings of 112 the Colonists replied with 165. Surrey'B second innings closed for 350. The Australians on Wednesday sustained the second defeat of their tour, being beaten by Surrey by 104 runs. On beginning play the Colonials needed 296 to win, with all ten wickets in hand, but against the bowling of Richardson, Lockwood, and Brockwell, failed to make more than 194, of which Trumper contributed 68. THE INTER-UNIVERSITY ATHLETICS. The athletic contests at the Queen's Club,Weet Kensington, on Saturday, between representatives of the English and American Universities— Oxford and Cambridge, Yule and Havard-were attended by a large gathering of lovers of sport. Several splendid perfoi mances were accomplished, under, it must be said, the most perfect conditions of weather and track, the best of all, perhaps, being the hurdles, when Fox, of Havard, beat the English record by running the 120 yards and jumping the 10 obstacles in 15 3-5 sec., and, what is more, beating the present English amateur champiou, Pagel-Tomlinson. There were also great things done in the sprint, the quarter, the half, and mile. Curiously enough, two of the races in which trials foreshadowed the success of the English division—100 yards and hurdles- were won by the visitors, while, vice veraa, two I that looked like going to the Americans-the quarter and half—fell to the home team. All the honours on one side went to Havard, whose repre- sentatives won every contest that went to America while, on the other hand, the Cambridge athletes did far better than the Oxonians, the Dark Blues' single triumph being in the long jump, which fell to the excellent all-round athlete, G. C. Vassall. It was a great day, and the enthusiastic scene which culminated in the victory of Workman in the three miles will be long remembered by all who witnessed it. Thanks to this performance. Oxford and Cambridge won five events, and Yale and Havard four. AT BISLEY. Seldom, if ever, has a more interesting rifl competition been seen than in the shooting for the Queen's on Saturday at Bisley. A large number of spectators gathered to watch the shooting, and the arrangement by which the men were allotted to targets in the order of their scores, made it easy to follow the prospects of each, as the issue gradually became narrowed down to three or four competitors. At the end of the penultimate range attention centred on Sergeant Jones, a Welshman Private Priaulx, of Guernsey and Sergeant Black, of a Highland regiment. At 1,000 yards the Welshman began splendidly; but after three bulls he apparently began to got nervous, for his fourth shot was a miss. He then got the range again, and when it became known that the Guernsey man and a Scot, Col.-Sergeant Anderson, had finished with 336, while Jones had 332 with two shots to go, the Welshmen at the range were wild with excitement. Jones then brought his score even with the two other leaders. His last shot would therefore land him winner out and out unless he missed the target altogether. This, to the utmost dismay of nis frienda, he promptly proceeded to do. The tie then had to be shot off, when Priaulx won with ease amid intense excitement, the Welshman's nerves appar- ently being unequal to the strain at the finish.
LAWN TENNIS. NEWPORT v. SWANSEA. Played at the St. Helen's Field, Swansea, on Saturday. Newport won a close and exciting game by five events to four. Score :— E. Perkins and T. Morris (Swansea) beat E. Kenrick and J. H. Taylor (Newport), 6-love, 6-3. Ragg and Sant (Swansea) beat F. Raikes and R. H. Parnall (Newport), 5-7, 6-3, 6-4 T. Pearson and Dauncoy (Newport) beat Aubrey Williams and Donaldson Perkins (Swansea), 6-1,6-4. Ragg and Sant (Swansea) beat Taylor and Kenrick (Newport), 6-1, 6-2. Pearson and Dauncey (New- port) beat E. H. Perkins and T. B. Morris (Swansea), 6-3, 6-4. E. H. Perkins and T. B. Morris (Swansea) beat F. Raikes and Parnall (Newport), 6-4, 6-3. Raikes and Parnall (New- port) beat D. Perkins and Aubrey Williams (Swansea), 6-2, 6-2. Kenrick and Taylor (New. port) beat D. Perkins and Aubrey Williams (Swansea), 6.3, 6-love. Raikes and Parnall (Newport) beat D. Perkins and A. Williams (Swansea), 6-3, 6-2.
THE BEST TONIC. Nervous troubles are closely related to troubles in the digestive organs indeed, they are gener- ally traceable to defective digestion. Most nervous people are dyspeptic also. The stomaoh does not digest the food, the necessary supply of vital part:cles which the blood should receive from properly digested food fails, the demand made upon the blood by the various organs of the body, for these life and strength giving particles cannot be answered, and the result is felt almost immediately upon the most sensitive portions of the human organism—the nerves. Impure blood irritates the nerves and causes nervous debility. Weak persons are generally nervous. In nine cases out of ten if the imperfect digestion be remedied the nervousness and debility will dis- appear. Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters has been tried and proved to be the best tonic ever discovered It strengthens the digestion, purifies the blood, braces the nerves, and gives tone to the whole system, restoring its equilibrium, and increasing its power of resisting disease. Sold everywhere in bottles, 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d. each. Beware of imitations. See the name "GwUym j Eymm 11 on label, atamp, and bottle.
COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS ON PLEASURE BENT. AN ENJOYABLE DAY AT LLANTWIT MAJOR. SWANSEA TRIUMPHS OVER CARDIFF. The second annual picnic of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Commercial Travellers' Association took place on Saturday last, and was an unqualified pleasurable success. In spite of prognostications to the contrary, and a cloudy morning, the weather turned out beautifully fine- indeed, it was too hot at times to be comfortable. The arrangements were as elaborate as they were eomplete, and reflected the highest credit upon the hon. secretaries, Mr. T. Edgar John, Swansea, and Mr. Hatton Evans, Cardiff. The rendezvous selected was Llantwit Major, one of the prettiest, most quaint and old-world spots in South Wales. The Great Western Railway Company provided saloon carriages, and the Swansea party left High-street Station at 9.40. a.m. It included Mr. and Mrs. Robert Parry, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Owen, Mr. and Mrs. John Nice and Miss Nice, Mr. and Mrs. T. Edgar John, Mr. Syd. Solomon, Mr. Ivor Solomon, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Curnow, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jones, Mr. Edwin Fish, Mr. and Mrs. C. Franklyn, Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Lewis, Mr. J. Charles Kerewell, Mr. W. Harry Rees, Mr. W Williams, Mr. T. Harris, Miss Harris, Mr. J C. Higman, Mr. D. D. Thomas, Mr. J. S. Davies, Mr. S. Davies, Mr. T. Bowen, Mr. W. H. Hoare (photographer), Mr. J. Brown and they were joined at Neath by Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Jones, Mr. R. G. Jcnes, Mr. A. H. L. Jones, and at Bridgend by Mr. and Mrs. W. Watkins, Ponty- prid d. At Llantwit Major a junction was effected with the Cardiff party, which had also travelled in a saloon carriage. It included Mr. Harry Morgan (President) and Mrs. Morgan, Mr. T. J. Crcmley (vice-President) and Mrs. Comley, Mr. W. Woolway, Mr. and Mrs. J. E' Backhouse and Miss Backhouse, Mr. and Mrs. D' L Richards, Mr.jrJ. Jarvis, Mr. and Mrs. C- Parr, Mr. and Mrs. William Bees, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Jones, Mr. and Mrs. Bromley, Mr. G. Joelson, Mr. Sylvanua Davies Mr.[and Mrs. Sam Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Hatton Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davies, Penarth, &c. At Llantwit Major the party was met by the Rev. Wentworth Scott, who very kiadly and efficiently acted as guide, philosopher and friend" for the day. The old church and monuments were inspected, and Mr. Scott delivered a highly interesting and instructive address, which was listened to with deep atten- tion. Llantwit Major is certainly one of the most venerable sites in the British Isles, being | associated with every period from before the Roman occupation, and oonneoted with the earliest British teaching in Britain. Flint and other axes and arrow-heads and unused axes have been found there, and also numerous eoins. At Llantwit was the Fifth Century University," as it baa been called, of St. Illtyd, a College so large that, at one time, 2,000 students are said to have gathered there. Memorials of this time, and up to the 8th or 9th century, are the crosses and shafts of Celtic style of ornaments in the church and ohurch-yard. These support inscrip- tions in memory of Illtyd, Samson, Rhys, Artmael and other nobles and eoolesiastics of the pre- Norman period. Of thia period no very diatinot remains exist; there is a fragment of the oastle of that age, the font and a curious grave oovering. The church is said to have been built in the time of Henry VI. by R. Neville, Lord of Glamorgan, but it shows a variety of architec- tural style. Points of interest are the peculiar plan of the whole. and in detail the font, the remains of the Tree of Jesse," and in addition to the Celtic monuments mentioned, other sepulchral monuments of various dates down to the 16th Century. In the belfrey of the Town- kall-where the Commercial Ambassadors of South Wates dined on Saturday-bangs a pre- Reformation Bell, with the inscription Sanett Iltutit ora pro nobis." This bell is erroneously attributed to pre-Norman times, as the "Bell of Ct. Illtyd," famous in legends. At the Tresillian Cave is the Ogof Dwynwen," or Cave of Dwyn. wen, which connects the place with the period of British Polytheism. Here is the bow of Dwynwen," a huge bar of rock across the top of the cave, whoso can hurl a stone clear over it," will marry within the twelvemonth. The ease with which this can be done suggests that the Britons may have married, as Americans are said to vote, early and often." Dwynwen was the Aphrodite of the Britons, her name coinciding in meaning with that of a celebrated Grecian statute of Venus. At the port of Llantwit-the Colhugh "—the opening is stilted up, only a few stakes being Been on the eastern ,hill is a large earthwork whioh defended it. Here, according to tradition, landed the earliest missionaries to Britain from ltaly- Dylan and Fagan, both of British ancestry, who bore a message from Elentherius, Bishop of Rome. The dates sug. gested for this visit vary, but the beat historians refer to the period of Marcus Aurelius, A.D. 161 to A.D. 180. All this and much more were made known to the party by the Rev. Wentworth Soott, who proved himself a delightful conversa- tionalist and a thorough historian. After the old church and its monuments had been inspeoted, luncheon was partaken of in the old Town-hall, Mr. Harry Morgan occupying the seat of honour, being supported by the Rev. Wentworth Scott, Mr. Syd Solomon Mr. and Mrs. Edgar John, (chairman of the Swansea Division), Mr. and Mrs. Hatton Evans, &0. Amid much excitement Mr. Solomoa announced that a erioket match had been arranged between the Swansea and Cardiff Commercial Travellers. He did not fear the result; victory was already assured the Swansea representatives. Cheers and ironical laughter followed, but the faces of the Cardifflans fell almost out of sight when Mr. Solomon read out the names of those who would do battle for Swansea. A heroic, but absolutely futile, effort was made by the Cardiff captain to stem the "rot" that had set in among his friends. And then Mr. Solomon again rose, and raising his right arm aloft, and pointing his left forefinger to the door, shouted, Come Come LetuI hence to the field of slaughter." On the way to the cricket ground the Taffites made strenuous efforts to "nobble" one of the nmpires but they failed-their generosity, like their Corporation Stook, was not strong enough- it was too flat. How the Swansea men fared with that umpire is not quite known, but they won the matoh, and handsomely, too. Here are the soores :— SWANSEA. I Martin Curnow 7 Syd Solomon l Bert Jones 4 Ivor Solomon 0 D. D. Thomas 10 J. S. Davies 2 Harry Jones 10 Jas. Lewis 0 Harry Reas. 1 George Rosser 5 J. Nice not out 2 Extras 7 Total 49 CARDIFF. W. Hill b Jonos 15 Hy. Beard c Jones 7 J. Willcooks run out 0 A. Andrew c and b Ivor Solomon 2 A. Comley c Syd Solomon 0 S. Davies run out 0 A.Witliamarunout. 2 Fred Davies not out 1 Fred Jones b Ivor Solomon 0 E. Williams b Ivor Solomon S T. J. Cowley st S. Solomon 0 Extras Q Total .I 36 -¡ Te result of the match did not cause any surprise to the Swansea section of the party. Perhaps the only surprise felt was that the defeat was not more crushing. The explanation is that the Swansea players very magnanimously decided to let their opponents down lightly. Mr. Chafles J. Kerswell (Swansea) very skilfully actid as scorer, and Mr. J. Brown (Swansea) was onepf the umpires, and it is needless to again state that Swansea^won. At Ave o'clock tea was parjrj/.ken of in the Town-hall, when Mr. Harry Mo; "tan proposed a vote of thanks to the Rev. Wautworth Scott, and the hon. secretaries, Mr. T. dgar John and Mr. Hatton Evans. The motiou was accorded with acclamation, and the gentleman named briefly and felicitously returned thanks. The catering was carried out by Messrs. Balfaid and Son, Cardiff, and the following was the luncheon ments JOINTS. Sirloin of Beef. Roast Lamb land Mint Sauce. Roast Chicken and Ham. Beef Steak Pie. Pressed Beef. Veal and Ham Pies. Peas. Potatoes. Fruit Pies. Stowed Fruit and Custard. Cheese and Salad. Immediately after tea the party were photo- graphed under the shadows of the old church by Mr. W. H. Hoare,[Swansea. A move was then made for the station, andljust before the arrival of the train for Bridgend, en route to Swansea, a most determined tug of war was fought out. When the Swarsea travellers were seen to pull their more numerous and heavier opponents over the line, the Cardiff ladies, gallantly led by Mrs. Harry Morgan, Mrs. Hatton Evans, Mrs. Back- hotre, and Mrs. Comley, rushed at once to the resene, and turned the scales. This was too much for the fair ones from Abertawe. With flashing eyes and flushed cheeks, and spiritedly led by Mrs. Owen Owen, Mrs. Robert Parry, Mrs. A. T. Jones (Neath), Mrs. Curnow and Mrs. John they ran to their husbands' help, and won for Swansea a decisive victory. Cheer after cheer was rained, in which the Swansea ladies joined most enthusiastically. The return journeys to Cardiff and Swansea were then made. The pionio was a thorough success in every way, and was enjoyed by one and all. At the close of the Rev. Wentworth Scott's address at the Church a collection in aid of the Restoration Fund was made and a substantial sum was realised.
ATHLETIC NOTES. [BY "ABGDS."] All communications intended for this column Should be addressed, "Argus," The Cambrian, Wind-street, Swansea.
WATER POLO. NEWPORT v. SWANSEAJ A match between the Swansea and Newport water polo teams was played at the Corporation Baths, Newport, on Wednesday. Swansea attacked at the opening, hut the Newport men repelled the attack, and dribbled to the Swansea end, the visiting custodian being called upon to save. From the throw-out Swansea dribbled down the bath, but Newport returned to the attack and Herbert scored. Swansea then had the best of the play, Lane, the Newport goal- keeper, being twice called upon to save. Swansea kept up the pressure, and eventually Rowan got in a successful shot. The half-time score was 1 goal each. Immediately after the restart Swansea got to the Newport end, and a warm shot was put into the Newport goal, but Lane saved. Ultimately Rowan scored again. Final score: Swansea, 2 goals Newport. 1 goal.
(Copyright.) I FOR A QUIET H0UR„i A WEEKLY CAUSEBIB BY SILAS K. HOCKING. At last we seem fairly on the way to tha istablishment of a permanent tribunal for the lettlement of international disputes. It has taken the world a long time to reach even this tentative position. Nineteen centuries have rolled away since the angels sang of I "peace on earth and goodwill toward men," and there have been times within the memory of the present generation when those words seemed the utterest mockery, and when the promise of universal peace has seemed to recede further and further as the years rolled away. But though the idea has remained dormant it has not died out of the thought of humanity. Here and there a few voices have cried, like the Baptist in the desert, and have pleaded for peace and for the settlement of international disputes by means of arbitration. But the great bulk of humanity appears to have regarded them as fanatics, whose theory was altogether impracticable, and whose appeals were not worth listening to. It was not until one of the reigning sovereigns of Europe took up the parable that statesmen and diplomatists began to think seriously vf the matter. When the Czar of Russia issued his rescript, a few months ago, these people were compelled to listen, and to consider his proposal. Of course, there were many who from the first sneerej at the idea, and there is a "Jingo" party to-day who believe that glory can only be found on the field of battle, that if we cease being a fighting nation we shall lose all manly and heroic qualities. They appear to be firmly convinced that unless now and then there is a big war, so that our soldiers can go out and fight and die, the whole nation will lose its courage and valour and become flabby, and weak, and nerveless. But by any man who will think about the matter for a moment it will be seen that there are heroisms quite apart from the battle-field. While there are dangers to be encountered on land and sea; while there is work to be done in the bowels of the earth, and „;scps have to be piloted across the great deep: while there are bridges to be built and railways to be laid; while there is plague to be encoun- tered, and pestilence to be fought against, there will be n9 lack of opportunities for the display of the highest qualities of courage and heroism. I have no doubt that the fire-eaters used the same argument in the early days of our nation, when it was the custom for two people who had disagreed with each other to go and fight the matter out with tomahawks and knives. Disputes between individuals and families were settled in precisely the same way as we ,have been in the habit of settling disputes between nations. Men would take their life into their own hands, and go out into some open field and settle the matter in deadly conflict, while their neighbours would stand round and applaud, and the man who was the stronger, or had the greater cunning, or was the more skilful in the use of his weapons, and succeeded in killing his opponent, was not only looked upon as victor, but as having established his claim to the particular property, or whatever else it might be, in dis- pute. Then came a better day in the history of our nation—we are not quite clear as to the date, but it is generally agreed among historians that in the time of Alfred a new state of things was introduced. A criminal court of appeal was established, so that if two men quarrelled, instead of fighting it out with knives and swords, they should take their case before this legal tribunal, and should accept the decision. V To-day, if two men quarrelled over some bit of property, and went out into their back garden and fought out the matter with knives and forks, we should be unanimous in declaring that they were two savages, that they were unfit to be let loose in any civilised community, that in the interests of society generally they should be locked up for the term of their natural life. For two men to settle any dispute by an appeal to the knife would be to write themselves down at once as savages, not fit to be at liberty in any civilised community. Yet if two nations quarrel with each other and agree to settle the matter by an appeal to force it is regarded as a highly commendable proceeding, though they fight with weapons more terribly destructive than knives and forks, and all kinds of instruments of cruelty are brought into play. Yet we go on declaring that in war, as in love, all is fair, and that the stronger or cleverer of the combatants should have the spoils. V In other words, we declare that what is wrong—fiendishly wrong—in the case of an individual is right and absolutely right in the case of a nation. We are horrified at the thought of two men fighting each other to the death, but when two nations engage in deadly conflict we to the good God that He will bless the -"p^ruments of torture and destruction, and give victory to the side that we are most interested in. It is very curious how ready we are to adopt the Machiavellian theory that what may be very wicked in the case of an individual is quite right where nations are concerned, that while the killing of a single individual is murder the killing of a thousand is glory. V won, at last, after long centuries of waiting, we seem or the eve of a better day. The proposal for an international court of appeal seems likely to be generally accepted, and, if it be estab- lished, as we have every reason to believe it will be, it must go a long way in the direction of universal peace. Granted that any German or Russian Emperor will have the right to refuse to submit his case to arbitration, granted that if he submits his case he will still have the right to decline to abide by the decision. Yet in any such case the individual who so refuses will at once cut himself off from general sympathy, will alienate all his neighbours, and very likely render himself an object of general execration. Hence the mural weight of such a court will be incalculable. It will require courage of no ordinary kind to refuse to appeal to such a tribunal when it is once established. Not only so, but, as time goes on, it will be looked upon as the recognised thing, and no ruler will be prepared to fly in the face of the general opinion of the nations. Hence, notwith- standing the permissive clause, it will become more and more binding as time goes on, and it is not at all unlikely that at the end of the twentieth century people may look back with something like astonishment at the fact that up to the close of the nineteenth century nations settled their disputes by an appeal to the barbarous arbitrament of the sword. I think also that the natural tendency of such a, court will to check the enormous expenditure in armaments which has gone on, and increased at such an alarming rate, during the tast few decades; and if the money which is now spent in staidiu^ armies and in warships can only be turned into channels of industry, the prasperity of the nation and the comfort of the people generally will be so much increased then by. V At the present time a considerable portion of the population of Europe is drawn of from useful and remunerative pursuits, and ha s to be maintained—and maintained in a very expen- sive way—by the remaining portion of the com- munity whose lot it is to work. I have been much struck by one curious feature tl at has come out prominently of late. There ia, as we all know, a strong "Jingo" element in this country, and, indeed, in all other countries. If there is only the chance of war, thvire art thousands of people who are prepared to stir up strife, and to render any peaceful settlement '"inossible. Crowds of people—not merely those write for the Press, but who are a attered all classes of society—seem to be clamouring for war; and yet they do not appear to be very eager to enlist as soldiers then.»elves. It appears that at the present time iiere is very great difficulty in getting recruits for the regular army. Englishmen, fond as they are of blustering, and ready as they are on a (inch to shed their blood, are not generally eager to become soldiers, especially in good times. Henos there has been talk of conscription from time to time, and a few journalists have publicly advocated it; but compulsory soldiering is what, I fancy, few Englishmen would submit to quietly. At any rate, the duty of those who call themselves Chris- tians is clear enough. The war spirit is contrary to the entire genius of Christianity. If the re- ligion of the New Testament means anything, it means the brotherhood of the human race. The law and the prophets are summed up in a single sentence: Whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even so unto them," and every man who professes the spirit of Jesus Christ should "0.39 all the influence that he possesses in the direction of brotherhood and goodwill. When human passions are inflamed there are always difficulties in the way of any peaceful solution. But with patience, and courage, and charity there are no difficulties that may not be surmounted. And even if we are doomed to failure, let as fail in a worthy and noble endeavour.
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SWANSEA SCHOOL BOARD AND FOOTBALL. "A GREAT CURSE TO OUR LAND." At the monthly meeting of the Swansea School Board on Wednesday the Clerk re- ported that he had received memorials from eight chapels respecting the cup offered by the Swansea Football Club for competition amongst school teams, viz., from Ainon, Car- mel, Philadelphia, Calvaria, Bethania, Naza- reth, Horeb, and Bethlehem. The memorials read as follows :—" We, the members and con- gregation of the Church assembled at respectfully ask the members of the Swansea School Board to withdraw their sanction to the various schools under their jurisdiction to play for a football challenge cup, feeling that such permission would be most detrimental to the well-being of the schoolboys, and would necessitate the teachers becoming organisers of football teams, and officially upholding what is already a great curse to our land. And we hereby show our hearty approval of the stand made by the Rev. John Davies, of Cadle, on this question." Scarcely any discussion took place, but it was pointed out that the memorialists quite misunderstood the position which the board had taken up in the matter. The board's sanction or otherwise had nothing to do with it, and the letter from the club was sent out of compliment. The Rev. W. Watkins Edwards moved that the memorialists be informed that they mis- understood the position of the board, and, Mr. James Wignall seconding, it was carried.
THE STANDARD OF EXCELLENCE. The Standard of Excellence in the preparation of Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters is without doubt. It is purely vegetable. It is undoubtedly owing to excellence that sufferers from Indiges- tion, Biliousness, and every phase of Dysp?psia are so rapidly relieved and set free from all symptoms of General Debility, Palpitation, Nervous Trembling, and Sleeplessness. Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters, The Vegetable Tonic. It strengthens that part of the system which is weakest, or has been weakened by disease, and therefore more liable to colds than their attendant ailments. We would especially warn our readers to beware of unprincipled imitations. See the name" Gwilym Evans on label, stamp, and bottle, and remember that any preparation offered as Quinine Bitters which does not bear this name (as above stated) is a fraudulent imitation and counterfeit. Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters is sold everywhere in bottles at 2s. 6d. and 4s. 6d. each, and in cases contaiiflng three 4s. 6d. bottles at 12s. 6d. per case or it will be sent for the above prices post free direct from the Proprietors: Quinine Bitters Manufacturing Company, Limited, Llanelly, South Wales.
THE BIBLE AND BEER. Speaking at a church temperance mission to brickyard men, at Peterborough, on Monday, the Bishop of Ely said they learned in Scriptures that wine was one of God's gifts to them, to use and enjoy. Nothing was said about beer in Holy Writ, but the truth was that beer was in England what wine was in Judea—God's gift to make glad the heart of man. and, if they could afford it, they might enjoy the gift, using it rightly, of course. What was true of many sins was espe- cially true of drunkenness-it was the sin of using wrongly what they might use rightly. A simple rule was practical enough as a safeguard they must stop when they had taken enough. One man could not stand more than one glass, another wight take five or six glasses, but it was always wiser to take too little rather than too muoh.
THE MANNESMANN TUBE WORKS. ACQUIRED BY THE BRITISH WELDLESS TUBE COMPANY (LIMITED). This company has just been registered, with a capital of L340,090 in £10 shares (19,000 preference), to acquire and take over as a going concern all or part of the business and property of the Mannesmann Tube Company (Limited), to manufacture, sell, and deal in tubes and all articles made of or from tubes or of tubular form and to carry on the business of smelters and founders of iron, steel, and other metals, engineers, machinists, shipbuilders, mill furnishers, contractors for public and other works, etc. The subscribers are :—J. Franken, Dusseldorf, merchant; G. Hethey, Swansea, merchant; W. S. Vcllingbaush, 110, Cannon- street, E.C. merchant; H. Militz, 20, Bishops- gate-street, Within, E.C., merchant: W. Perks, 85, Gracechurch-street, E.C., solicitor W. R. Chapman, 85, Gracechurch-street, E.C., cashier. The number of directors is not to be less than two nor more than seven. The first are Max Steinthal and Julius Franken. Remuneration, 5 per cent. of the net profits after 5 per cent. is paid on the preference shares, or £1,000 per annum (whichever is greater), divisible. Regis- tered Office, Landore.
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"TRUTH" AND JUDGE GWILYM WILLIAMS. IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT. "Truth," which has been investigating the last official (1899) county court returns with reference to the subject of imprisonment for debt, remarking on the fact that during the year no less than 7,727 debtors were impri- soned by order of the various county court judges of England and Wales, these eom- mittals showing great disparity in number in the various circuits. The largest number of debtors actually imprisoned from any county court circuit during the year was 507, the judge responsible for this total being Judge Gwilym Williams. On the otherhand, from Mr. Commissioner Kerr's court, which again stands at the bottom of the list, only two debtors actually went to gaol. H Welsh. men," proceeds "Truth," "are proverbially averse to paying their debts, but I doubt whether the ratio of Welsh to Cockney honesty is accurately represented by the figures 507 and 2. The true explanation of these and the other figures cited I believe to be that Mr. Commissioner Kerr has always been far more strict than any other judge in refusing to commit without regular and legal evidence of the debtor's means, and that he has consis- tently refused to allow his court to be used as a. means of extorting payment of debts from the debtor's relations and friends."
SWANSEA BOARD OF GUARDIANS. THE VACCINATION OF CHILDREN. THE POOR RATES-EXCUSAL LIST. A meeting of the Vaccination Committee of the Swansea Board of Guardians was held on Thursday morning at the Workhouse, under the presidency of the Rev. Gomer Lewis, D.D. The Clerk, who had been instructed to write to each of the public vaccinators, asking them to send in a list of the children vaccinated by them since the 1st January last, read the replies. Dr. Joseph Davies, Morriston, Dr. Dd. Griffiths, Pontardulais, and Dr. E. B. Evans had no cases to report. The following letter was read from Dr. E. Rice Morgan :—" In reply to yours of the 21st inst. I have again taxed my memory, but am unable to lay my hand on any more cases than those already given you. When alluding to the matter at one of the meetings of your Board I was then only speaking roughly from memory. When vaccinating these children at my surgery I thought 1 was doing no wrong,—on the contrary, I was under the impression that I was conferring a special favour upon the mothers as they begged me to do so to save them much time and trouble. Subsequently, in the following week I had to visit and inspect the children in their homes hcnce I have fully earned my fees which your Board now object to pay. I am unable to follow out the reasoning which your Board has followed for I venture to say no private individual would take advantage of such a technicality to avoid the payment of such a fee as this. Were it not that a serious principle was involved I need hardly say I would not require the re-imbursement of such a small account, 10s. altogether. However, I feel assured that when your Board has all the facts placed before them their sense of justice will not allow them to persist in deducting thissmall amount," In the course of the discussion which followed, Mr. L1. Davies asked why should they favour one doctor more than another. If they allowed Dr. Morgan his charges why should they not pay Dr. Thomas. It was pointed out that Dr. Morgan bad stated on one occasion that he had vaccinated 20 children at his surgery; then he had altered it to 12, and now the number had dropped to two. Mr. William Sims was not satisfied with the way in which Dr. Morgan kept his list. The other public vaccinators kept a proper register, but his friend, Dr. Morgan, did not appear to keep one. According to his letter he depended on his memory, which was not, he thought, businesslike. Mr. Ll. Davies moved that the committee having seen by a letterfromDr. Morgan that he charged in his account for the quarter ending June last for vaccinating Thos. B. Lewis and Wm. Jas. Gambold, at his surgery, which is against the Vaccinating Act, that the amount of 10s be disallowed." Each of the public vaccinators produced their registers and with the exception of Dr. Morgan, the committee find that no cases which may have been vaccinated at their own surgeries are charged for." Mrs.H. W.Paton said that theActdistinctly stated that in cases where the vaccination was done at surgeries no charge could be made. Mr. Samuel Jones seconded Mr. Davies' resolution and it was carried. A meeting of the General Purposes Com- mittee was subsequently held under the pre- sidency of Dr. Gomer Lewis, for the purpose of receiving the lists of persons excused their rates in the various parishes of the Union. Several lists were produced. It was stated that there had been no excusals in Llansamlet Higher since it was constituted a parish. (Hear, hear). Mr. Mill said that Swansea Town and Clase Urban were the only two large parishes with large excused lists. These lists had been copied and he was not surprised that the over- seers should have declined to send them in as there were several owners of houses who were excused their rates. He mentioned one case in which an owner of five houses was excused for the whole lot. Consequently the person in question was living on the rates, because the tenants were paying the rents. The Chairman said he was given to under- stand that 300 were excused in Swansea town during the last six months. In reply to Mr. Ll. Davies, Mr. Johnston said that 159 was the number in Clase Urban. Mr. Mill remarked that if the list before him were entitled to excusal, all he could say was that half of Swansea town ought to be excused. Mr. J. Harvey said in cases in which owners of houses were excused for the whole lot the tenants were deprived of their votes. That was why so many voters did not appear on the burgess roll. Mr. Sims But their names are on the register ? Mr. Solomon No, they arc not, unless they are burgesses, and they are not burgesses until they pay rates. Mr. Samuel Jones thought that the names of those excused of their rates ought to be brought out in public, but it was pointed out that this was done when the applications were heard by the magistrates. Mr. Mill moved that this committee learn with regret the increasing amount of excusals from payment of rates, especially of persons living in expensive houses. That the list of excusals for that Union be printed and sent to the Guardians, and that the Clerk be directed to address a communication to the the Local Government Board forwarding a copy of the excusals and requesting them to take such steps as they think t by instructions to overseers or otherwise so as to remedy this abns." In doing so, Mr. Mill said it was about time that they should do something in the matter. If they printed the list of excusals they would be able to look carefully over it, and so further strengthen the hands of the auditor, who was powerless to act unless assisted by the Guardians. Mr. Johnston seconded and the motion was carried. After further discussion a committee was appointed to take steps to furnish the list of excusals. This was all the business of public interest.
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CHIPS OF NEWS. An inquest has been held at Carlisle on the body of John Egerton Smethurst, who died in the infirmary from the effects of a bullet wound in the head. The deceased and a companion named David Brondie Tinning were playing with a pistol, when the weapon discharged, the bullet striking Smethurst. The jury returned a verdict of death from misadvenl ure. At the last meeting of the Metropolitan Asylums Board it was stated that there were now 4,054 fever patients in the hospitals of the Board, as against 3,749 a fortnight ago. Lord Wolseley reviewed over 10,000 men on Newcastle Town Moor on Saturdav. Strike riots still continue in Spain. A fight occurred on Saturday between strikers and gen- darmes Three women were injured. A boating fatality occurred on Sunday on the Thames near Hampton Court, when a youngr man, named Searle, of Fulham, fell from a boat into the water, and was drowned in the presence of a crowd of people. The Netherlands delegate to The Hague Con- ference has presented hs report on the labours of the First Commission, and states that the Peace Conference advocates greater humanity in war by the minimising of slaughter caused by the engines of destruction. Her Majesty has granted a charter of incorpora- tion to Bridlington, Yorks. The Papal physicians state that the Pope hu entirely recovered from his recent alarming ill- ness. A number of fresh arrests have been made in connection with the recent attempt on the life of ex-King Milan. The Scots Guards were, on Saturday, presented with a State colour, her Majesty performing the ceremony of presentation. A New Brompton hairdresser, named John Hartley, aged sixty-seven years, was found, on Saturday, in a dazed condition upon Government ground at Chatham, suffering from chlorodyne poisoning. Medical aid was summoned and emetics were administered, after which he was removed to the Infirmary of the Medway Work- house, where he shortly after expired. It was claimed, at North London, on Saturday, on behalf of Mr. George Henry Smith, the jumble competition promoter, that instead of making a profit on his competitions he had made a considerable loss. A further remand was ordered. While boating on the river Tamar, on Sunday afternoon, Private Brooks, of the Worcester Regiment, stationed at Brown-hill Barracks, fell overboard and was drowned. A comrade who was with him jumped overboard and tried to save him, but failed. The body has not been recovered. An order has been made by the Secretary of State, dated June 28th, 1899, extending the special exception as to employment of women to an additional two hours' overtime in the case of women employed in washing bottles for use in the preserving of fruit. A German sailor, named Albert Robert Steinke, met with a shocking death at Sunderland Docks. He was engaged on board his ship, the Martha Sauber, of Hamburg, holding a rope, which was wound round a steam winch, when his shirt sleeve became entangled. His head got between the rope and the machinery, and was completely severed from the body. Alfred Elliott, aged fifty-four, a carpenter residing at Salway-road, Stratford, was found by his daughter, aged twenty, hanging from a nail in his bedroom, with a rope tied tightly round his neck. The deceased had been con- versing cheerfully with his daughter ten minutes previously. A sum of nearly £50,500 has now been received at the Mansion House on behalf of the present year's Metropolitan Hospital Sunday Fund. This is the second highest total since the inception of the movement in 1873. A youth, aged sixteen, named James, and his sister, Henrietta, aged fourteen, were playing with a pistol at their home at Chesterfield, shooting at a bucket as a target. While he was fixing the bucket his sister accidentally dis- charged the pistol, and the bullet entered his side, lodging in his liver. He is expected to recover. The Shamrock met with a slight mishap on Saturday in the Solent. She was trying a lighter set of running gear aloft, purely as an experi- ment, and, as it was apparently unable to stand the strain, the mainsail came down with a run. Fortunately, none of the crew were injured, though they had a narrow escape. The Gladstone National Memorial Fuud has reached almost £31,60(). About £6,000 has been contributed locally in various counties, cities, and towns, and the remaining £25,000 has been remitted direct or promised to the Central Com- mittee by individual subscribers. While a wake was being held in Dublin on the body of a child named Geraghty a fire broke out in the room where the corpse was lying. The bed and bedclothes became ignited, and before the outbreak could be extinguished the body of the child was charred in a dreadful manner. David Sloan, the brother of Tod Sloan, was arrested in New York on a charge of assaulting a man with a chair at the race track, and knock- ing out some of his teeth. An automobile race round France started on Saturday from Paris. The distance will be 1,450 miles, and the race will last nine days, with two intervals of one day each. The death is announced, at Ottawa, from paralysis, of Mr. W. B. Ives, who was Minister of Trade and Commerce in the last Dominion Government. The Dover magistrates have heard the story of a darn g nocturnal freak by four youths, named Doble, Hopper, Jones, and Patteson. One night the boys got on board a steam yacht lying in Dover harbour, got up steam, and went for a cruise. There was very little water in the boiler, and a serious explosion was narrowly averted. The magistrates inflicted a fine of £1 and 22s. costs. Mr. Justice Grantham, at Durham Assises, gave eftVct to a recommendation of the grand jury that until flogging could be substituted for the present mode of punishment of criminal outrages on women heavier sentences should be passed. His lordship therefore entenced three men to five years' penal servitude, one to two years, and one to twelve months' hard labour. George Western, landlord of the Ticket Inn, London, who was spending a holiday in Honiton, Devon, went to the River Otter to bathe. His clothes were subsequently observed on the bank of the river, and on a search being made the body was discovered lying in ten feet of water. Life was extinct. For forty days and nights we shall have no rain—that is, if St. Swithin is a saint to relied upon, Saturday was his day, and Saturday WHS a dry day. The saint, however, or, to be more exact, the legend associated with his name, bvars a very damaged reputation at the Meteor- ological Office. A mysterious case of drowning has occurred •:t lii dford. Early on Sunday m mini;, Mr. Wil- i i;HlI Mallows, a High-stivet tradesman, was found dead in the river close by the embank- ment, and a bicycle was lyinn close by. How he got into the river is not known. Messrs. Lamport and Holt's steamer Holbein, which arrived at Liverpool on Sunday from New York, had onboard Captain Andrews, of Glouces- ter City. United States, who had been attempting to cross the Atlantic in a twelve-foot canvas boat. The Holbein picked up the adventurous captain ab ut seven hundred miles out from land in a very exhausted state. His boat was left adrift. The Dutch party at the Cape are devising mcaLs how most adroitly to attack Sir A. Mih er's proposals by resolution of the House of Assembly in favour of the Transvaal. A promi- nent minister of the Dutch Reformed Church has been forced to resign for pro-Milner svmpathv. Theie are signs at Pretoria of a tendency to further franchise concessions. An inquest has been held on the body of William Friend, who committed suicide by jumping from a third-floor window of White- chapel Infirmary. Deceased, an in-patient, was sitting up in the ward, and, before anyone could stop him, went to a window, threw it up, and jumped out, dashing his brains out on the pavement below. A verdict of suicide whilst of unsound mind was returned. In order to prevent injury being done to the interests of the American company controlling the projected railway between Hankau and Canton, the United States Minister at Pekin has been instructed to use his good offices in all proper ways. This step, however, has not been taken concurrently with the action of Great Britain, as reported. The convention between France and Italy for uniting the telephonic system of the two countries, and for the construction of telephonic lines between Genoa and Nice and Turin and I Lyons, has been signed. On Saturday a revolting case of child neglect was heard at Northwich, when a salt boiler, named William Fallows, and his wife Mary, were charged with ill-treating six children during a period of six months.—The district sanitary officer said an indescribable condition of things existed, and an infant suffering from bronchitis was found naked. There was a total absence of bedding and of food, and the wife was constantly drunk.— The woman was sentenced to six months' imprisonment; the husband was remanded for a fortnight.
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