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LOCAL NEWS. SUCCESS OT A SWANSEA YOUNG LADY.—We are pleased to announce that at the recent open competitive examination for the Reed scholarship at Bedford College, London, Miss Florence E. Lowes, daughter of our respected townsman, Mr. Frederic Lowes, auctioneer, was awarded the same. The scholarship is the value of X21 10s. per annum, and is tenable for three years. Miss Lowes, who is only 18 years of age, has done brilliantly, the number of marks attained by her for the various subjects being very high. She is being educated at Queenswood School,London, the lady-principal of which is Miss Ethel M. Trow, youngest daughter of Mr. Thomas TMV, an old Swanseaite, and for many years chairman of its first School Board. RICKS ON FIRE AT GOWER.-On Friday even- ing a destructive fire broke out at the rick yard at Scurlage Castle Farm, and before the flames could be extinguished about X300 worth of da- mage was done. THE WRECK OFF Gowpp.On Saturday the body of another member of the crew of the ill- fated ketch Three Sisters was washed a3hore at Oxwich Bay. MIDLAND RAILWAY ALTERATIONS IN AUG. —The 1.45 p.m. (l'uesdays only), Sheffield to Milford Junction, in connection with North- Eastern train to Hull, will be discontinued aiter August 15th. DEATH IN A FIT.—Mr. Wm.-Rees, aged 62, of Cefn, Bonymaen, on Monday evening had a fit, and expired a few hours later without regaining consciousness. CORPORATION COMMITTEE.—It was reported at a meeting of the Works Committee on Tues- day that tne Local Government Board had sanctioned the borrowing of £ 3,330 for the purchase of land at 35, Castle-street, for street improvement purposes. FOUND DROWNED. An adjourned inquiry into the circumstances attending the death of Alfred Cock, who was found in nearly a nude condition, drowneel in the North Dock, was held by Mr. Talfourd trick, deputy-coroner, on Tues- day morning. Lamplighter William Prater de- posed to finding a coat, from which, thinking it had been thrown away, he took 8J. and a dis- charge. Questioned by a juror, lie denied finding the clothes on a Mrs. Jacob's doorstep, and also stated that he did not see two women about. In reply to the foreman, he said that he had not made a statement to the effect that if they had not found a body in the nock they soon would. The jury returned a verdictof "FoundDrowned." ELECTRICAL POLES IN SWANSEA STREETS.— Councillor W. Watkins at a meeting of the Swansea Streets Committee on Tuesday remarked that be was astonished that the Traction Com- pany had been allowed to place their poles right along the middle of Alexandra-road, and thought it the bigurest blunder they could make to allow it.—The Surveyor said in his opinion it was no blunder, as sufficient room was allowed on each side for vehicles.—Mr. Griff. Davies said that when the time came he preposed to move a vote of censure on the sub-committee who bad dealt with this subject. But the biggest blunder was when the company had been allowed to place poles in pavements only 4ft. wide. UNIVERSITY OF LONDON.—RESULT OF THE MATRICULATION EXAMINATION.—The following are the local candidates who qualified by private study, and whose names appeared in the list of the University of London matriculation examina- tion, just issued:—First division.—S. S. Ball, Cardiff, H.G.S.; Edmond L. E. Bardier, Cardiff, H.G.S. and I.S.; J. A. Barker, Caerleon, C.; J. Bennett, U.C., Aberystwith; Rose L. Benns, Norwich John LI Davies, Alderman Davies' Schools, Neath Levi T.Davies, Swansea H.G.S.; Joseph H. Lloyd, Llandilo C.LS.; Trevor J. Matthews, Swansea G.C. Hamilton E. Quick, Swansea G.S.; William H. Shaw, Swansea G.S.; D. Mary Thomas, I.S., Llanelly; Idwal Edward Williams, Swansea G.S.; Thomas G. Williams, I. and T.S., Llii,nelly. -Second division k. Thomas Davies, Llandilo G.S. J. H. Jones, Swansea 1. John M. Lewis, Ystalyfera C.S.; Thos. C. Merry, Swansea H.S.; Adeline B. Thomas, I.S.,Llanelly; Emma Wiedhofft, The College, Swansea; George Victor Wilson, I.S., Llanelly. STRANGE DEATH OF A SWANSEA LANDLADY. —An fnquest was held on Saturday on the body of Mrs. Ellen Sullivan, of the Cork Stores, at Greenhill, Swansea, who was found dead in bed, after falling about whilst in drink. The husband (Thomas Sullivan) and Sarah Carroll, servant at the Stores, gave evidence, showing that the de- ceased had during the day been to her brother's public-house, the Masons' Arms, and returned rather the worse for drink. Some hours after- wards she slipped on the stairs in trying to get up to bed,land the servant then helped her up. Afterwards she found her lying on the bed dead. The medical evidence showed a clot on the brain, caused by a blow, and the jury returned a verdict of Accidental death." HOWELL'S SCHOOL.—SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS. —A meeting of the governors of Howell's Glamorgan County School for Girls was held at the sohoolhouse, Llandaff, on Tuesday afternoon, Lord Tredegar presiding. The report of the examiner appointed to conduct the recent exam- ination for six Howell's scholarships was received, and the following children were elected :-The Misses D. E. Edwards (Caerphilly), M. 0. Williams (Talgarth), at present a boarder in the school; M. Shaw (Mountain A-h), M. C. Williams (the Rectory, Dowlais), Mabel Walton (Trullong, near Brecon), and L. J. Abbott (Bridgend).. Thirty-eight candidates presented themselves for examination, and 19 reached a creditable standard of proficiency. The scholar- ships entitle to free board, lodging, and washing, with tuition, for the term of one year, renewable from year to year for five, or in exceptional cases six years. The governors have discretionary power to make a grant for clothing in addition. The prizes will be awarded at 2.30 on Saturday afternoon next. There are vacancies for boarders in the school, who can secure all the advantages of the school as regards tuition and board fo the sum of X20 per annum and tuition fee. Girls leaving the school will be entitled to compete for valuable exhibitions tenable at places of higher education. Further particulars may be obtained from the clerk, Mr. C. R. Waldron, solicitor, 96, St. Mary-street, Cardiff. SWANSEA EVENING CONTINUATION SCHOOLS. -On Monday evening, at the Paris-Welsh Exhi- bition at the Dumfries-place Technical Schools, Cardiff, Mr. Lewis Williams, the chairman of the Cardiff School Board, presided over the fourth of a series of conferences on education, the sub- ject now for discussion being, Evening Contin- uation Schools, and How to make them Attrac- tive." The principal speaker was Mr. C. H. Wvatt the clerk of the Manchester School Board, and the attendance also included Mr. A. G. Legard (Her Majesty's Inspector for Wales), Mr. W. L. Daniel (of the Merthyr School Board), Miss Brock and Mrs. Freeman (of the Swansea. School Board), and a large number of teachers. Mr. Wyatt gave an interesting address, and in the ensuing discussion Mrs Freeman illustrated the hardship of the 17s. 6d. limit by citing the fact that owing to this limit Swansea was last year deprived of £427, which, had it been ob- tained, would have come to swell the salaries of the teachers. In Swansea the evening schools were very popular, and the Board had received a petition from 100 women to start one in one of the outlying districts for women only. This was done, and there the women learned to read and write, so as to be able to correspond with their children who had gone abroad. She advo- cated physical culture in the schools. DANGEROUS CUSTOM. A WARNING TO MOTHERS.—At an inquest held at Swansea on Monday, on the body of a babe of 15 months, named Dorothy Maggs, the father, Mr. A. E. Maggs, of 51. Malvern-terrace, explained how the child was strangled in bed owing to the band of its nightdress being secured to another band and tied to tha head of the bedstead to prevent the child falling out of bed. They had brought up six children previously, adopting the same plan.—A Juryman said he thought it a very wrong thing to bind a child in any way in bed. It would have been better if the child had fallen on the floor. He spoke as the father of a family, and he thought it a very wrong thing to do. In his idea there was gross neglect. He should like to hear me- dical evidence.—Dr.Rawlings said that something of the kind indicated was a common practice amongst parents when children were restless. The danger would have been minimised if the waist- band had been tighter. The child was safe if its hands had not got underneath the band.—The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death." SUDDEN DEATH OF A LLANSAMIET TRADES- MAN. On Monday morning a sensation was caused at Llansamlet, by the sudden death inthe street, of Mr. J. Gregory, a grocer and general dealer, of Birchgrove. It appears that the de- ceased, who was of excitable temperament, had just had a "row" with the manufacturer-Robiette —of a patent medicine with whom he bad done business. Both appeared to be excited,and Robiette is alleged to have given deceased a push with his open hand. Mrs. Thomas and Mrs. Robiette in- terfered to prevent a scene, and deceased went away. k few minutes afterwards he rusHed an- I I I I I grily up the roact towards mr. KODiette s nouse once mere, and then was seen to suddenly fall to to the roadway. Neighbours went and picked him up, but he never rallied.—On Wed- nesday Mr. Coroner Strick held an inquiry into the circumstances attending the sudden death of David John Gregory. Mr. J. R. Lloyd watched the proceedings on behalf of Mr. Robiette. Mrs, Grpgory, the widow, having given evidence, David Price detailed the circum- stances attending a controversy deceased had with Mr. Robiette, and to seeing deceased, a quarter of an hour after Mr. Robiette left him, fall down and expire. Dr, Jones of Llansamlet, said as the result of a pos-tmortem examination, be and Dr. Patterson found deceased suffered from an en- larged heart. It was a chronic case of heart disease, and death was due to that cause. A ver. diet of "Death from natural causes" was returned. GAZETTE NEWS.—(Bankruptcy Acts, 1883 and 1890)—Receiving Orders.—Henry Green, Hosea- terrace, Landore, Swansea, station master Edw. T. Jenkins, Windmill-terrace, St. Thomas, Swan- sea, coal merchant; John Irving. Mountain-road, Brynamman, Carmarthenshire, butcher. SWANSEA LADEN SCHOONER LOST. The schooner Little Dor: it. of Fowpy. from Swansea to Lowestoft, was wrecked off Walton-on-Naze on Tuesday evening. The crew were rescued by the lifeboat and landed on Wednesday. THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. -The Welsh National Eisteddfod was continued at Cardiff on Friday. The event of the day was the chief choral competition, for which the Port Talbot Glee Society, conductor, Mr. D. Phillips; Mor- riston Glee Society, conductor, Mr. D. S. Evans Barry District Glee Society, Mr.D. Farr, and the Mountain Ash Male Voice Party, Mr. Glyndwr Richards. First prize, X70 2nd ditto, £10. The test pieces were "Jesus of Nazareth," (Dr. Jos. Parry), and the unaccompanied Hushed in Death," (Miles). Sir Frederick Bridge was the adjudicator, and he awarded the firt prize to Barry, and the second to Mountain Asu. The Eisteddfod concluded on Saturday. MUMBLES RAILWAY COMPANY TO BE SUM- MONED.—At the meeting on Thursday of the Glamorgan Roads and Bridges Committee,a num- ber of complaints were received as to steam being emitted from the engines in use on the Mumbles Railway, to the danger of persons driving, some of whom had had narrow escapes in consequence of their hor.,es being frightened. On the motion of Mr. Blandy Jenkins, seconded by Mr. F. H. Jotham, it was decided to issue summonses against the Mumbles Railway Company. GIRL BURNED TO DEATH AT THE MUMBLES. -On Thursday in last week, a young woman, named Thomas, aged eighteen years, residing in Bay-street, the Mumbles, was warming some bees-wax and turpentine, when it boiled over and enveloped her in flames. Whe she realised her danger she ran to her mother, but she was terri- bly burned before the flames could be extinguish- ed, and died on Thursday night from the effects of the fire and shock. SIR. JOHN LLEWELYN AND THE TITHES BI L L.-In reply to a resolution from the Swansea Liberal Association, expressing its entire disap- proval of the Clerical Tithes Bill," Sir John Llewelyn said he was sorry that a measure which he regarded as one of justice and equality, should be treated in a hostile party spirit, by the local association. The secretary of the SwanseaLiberal Association proceeded to argue the question at length with Sir John, who, in reply, contended that the measure was one of justice. He framed his opinion partly on the report of the Royal Commission as to the grievance, and partly on words of Mr. Gladstone in 1866, deprecating the allowing of small differences of opinion to pre- vent the application of a remedy to a, universally admitted grievance. SWANSEA LUNATIC CAUSES A SCARE.—Some sensation was caused at Swansea on Wednesday by a rumour that a woman had murdered her child and attempted to drown herself. It turned out that the only ground for the report was a statement by a demented woman named Annie Lilley, who was found in a barge in the North Dock, shouting, I've drowned my child, and when it is dead I will jump in on it." Inquiries n showed that she had no child with her when she went in the barge, and her two children were found at home in bed. She was conveyed to the Workhouse as of unsound mind. OUTING AT GLYN-NEATH.—Mr. D.G.Phillips, undertaker, of Wellington-street and Singleton- terrace, Swansea, following the example set by his late father, many years ago, gave his em- ployees and a few friends an outing on Monday last. The party numbered about 20, and were conveyed by brake to the Angel Hotel, Pont-neath-Vaughan. Mr. J. H. Jones, of the hotel, laid a sumptuous dinner, which was very much relished by the company. After dinner, Mr. J. W. Gamage, in a few pertinent remarks, thanked Mr. Phillips on behalf of the company for the excellent outing he had so generously given them. The company afterwards dispersed in various directions, some playing cricket and the usual games, whilst others went for a stroll to view the famed waterfalls, for which Glyn- Neath is noted. Among the company were Mr. D. G. Phillips, Mr. J. W. Gamage, Mr. Joseph Harries, Mr. A. Puntan, Det.-Sergt. J. Lewis, Mr. Frank Jones, Mr. Geo. Tarr, Mr. Walters, Mr. N. Tarr, and others. The day was, in every respect, a delightful one. The return journey was made about 7-30 p.m., reaching home about 11 o'clock. DISTRESSING FATALITY IN SWANSEA.—Aw AGED MINISTER'S DEATH.—The Rev. D. M. Davies. of Talgarth, was knocked down and run over by the Mumbles train at Rutland-street, on Saturday afternoon. He was severely injured, bled profusely, and was conveyed to the Hospital in an unconscious condition. He was 91 yearsof age, and from the first his recovery was regarded as hopeless. It was found necessary to amputate the left leg just below the knee, but the opera- tion, shock and the injuries were too much forthe venerable gentleman, and he died on Sunday. He was the oldestCongregational minisr inWales, and was held in the highest esteem. The news of the distressing occurrence caused the profoundest regret.-An inquest was held on Tuesday.—The housekeeper of the deceased said he was 91 years of age, but he did not look more than 65, and was in perfect health. Heileft home on Saturday morning for Swansea, where he intended staying for nine or ten days, thinking it would do his hearing good.—Further evidence was given showing that the deceased took a cab from the Midland to the Victoria Station.—Llew- ellyn Lloyd, guard on the Mumbles Railway, said he was staioned at the terminus to prevent people crossing their line to enter the Victoria Station whilst they were shunting past the gates. He stopped the deceased from crossing onca, and told him to wait till the train had passed. He then turned to stop a:trap from crossing, when he saw deceased cross the line. Deceased stopped halfway across, and the train caught him and knocked him down between the lines. Deceased could see the train, and if he had not hesitated could have got safely past. He was dot touched by the first carriage, but as he tried to get out the second went over his legs.—The medical evi- dence was that deceased died from rib injury.— The jury asked n. number of questions as to the methods of shunting.—A verdict of Accidental death" was returned.—No blame was attached to the officials. The jury, however, directed atten- tion to the desirability of shunting operations being so performed as not to blook up the entrance to the L. A N.W. Railway Station. LORD SWANSEA'S ESTATES IMPORTANT SALE.—On Friday week last, at the Royal Hotel. Swansea, Messrs. Chinnock, Galsworthy, and Chinnock, the well-known valuers and land agents, of London, offered for sale by public auction portions of Lord Swansea's estate, situate at Mumbles, Llangyfelach, and the Vale of Neath. There was a large and influential attendance, and the bidding on the whole was fairly spirited. Among those present we noticed Messrs. David Richards, Wm. Jenkins, J. B. Thomas, D. Thomas, Tirdeunaw; J. Jenkins, Brynwilach; T. W. Williams, Neath; Wm. Williams. J.P., Maesygwernen; W. J. Rees, F. H. Glyn Price, W. Sims, Quentrall, Llew. Davies, John Johns, Fred. Meager, J. Davies, Ynys- forgan; Sir Robert Morris, Edward Strick, (solicitor), Wm. Evans, J. M. Leeder, J C. Woods (solicitor), T. W. James (solicitor), E. H. Plant, John Roberts, J. Peel, G. Isaacs (solicitor), John Dyer, J. Roberts, Morgan Davies, W. James. A. Davies, Philip Rogers, J. R. Lowes, Beor (solicitor). E. F. Daniel, F. E. Tunbridge (auctioneer), Griffith Thomas, Morgan Davies, and Dd. Robert. Particulars of the pro- perties appeared in our issue of last week. Ques- tions having been aaked by Mr. T. W. James, Mr. J. C. Woods, Sir Robert Morris, and others, the sale was proceeded with. Lot 1, several free- hold enclosures of pasture, arable, and wood- land, at the Mumbles, about 17a. 2r. 7p.. was sold to Mr. F. H. Glyn Price (Duke of Beaufort) for 21,500. Lot 2, freehold land at Mumbles, about 2a. 3r. 20 p., was also bought by Mr. F. H. Glyn Price, at £300. Lot 3. 23a. 5p. of cliff and arable land, between Langland and Mumbles, and known as Rain's Torr, was sold to Mr. Ivor Vaohell, Newport, for £ 2,600. The Lletyrafael estate, Vale of Neath, was withdrawn at £ 12.010. The Llangyfelach estate was withdrawn at £ 30,000, when some of the lots of the estate were put up gfparately, at following re-ult. Lot 5, Peny- bank Meadows," This was purchased by Mr. Williams, Landore, for X200. A freehold ground rent of X3 10s. per annum, was withdrawn at £100. Lot 7, situated on the roadside at Pont- lasse corner, comprising a stone and slate built dwelling house, with two enclosures of pasture land, was purbasedi by Mr. T. W. James for £ 280. The adjoinining enclosure of arable land comprising 39. 2r. 16p., was withdrawn, only ZCIOO being offered. A range of ten cottages known as Vivian-row, was bought by Mr. Wm. Thomas, of Liangyfelach, for the sum of £ 600. Lot 10 consisted of two enclosures of arable and pasture land, comprising about 4 acres 1 rood 30 p^les. Sold to Mr. David Hughes. Pontlasse, for £ 120. Lot 11 was an enclosure of arable lnnd. comprising about Sa. 26p.. Sold to Mr. W. Thomas, Llangyfelach, Odynfoel Farm, com- prising stone ar.d elate built house, with farm buildings, together with 35a. 8r. 38per. Sold to Mr. D. Thomas, Llangyfelacb. The other lots were disposed of for the following amounts :—Lot 13, £ 600; lot 14, £490 (Mr. Wm. Williams, Maesygwernen) lot 15, zEl.570 (Mr. T. W. James) lot 16, withdrawn lot 17. £ 3,150 (Mr W. J. Rees) lot 18, C]OO; lot 19, minerals withdrawn. The amount realised at the sale was over £ 12,000. The Light Wines of Germany, so appreciated in the Summer Season, are in favour with the Medical Profession. Zeller," from the Moselle district, is a wine light and palatable, and guaranteed absolutely pure. At the exceedingly low price of Is. a bottle, it is generally considered to be of wonderful value. It can be obtained of all W. & A. Gilbey's 3,000 Agents throughout the country.

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