COMMENCING- TO-MORROW. I BEN EVANS & CO. LTD. SEVEN DAYS' SALE OF REMNANTS AND ODD LOTS, Commencing TO-MORROW, SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th. The. Clearance of the Stock left before the HALF-YEARLY AUDIT is imperative, and the whole of the Goods will therefore be marked at Prices absolutely unprecedented. A SPLENDID SALE. BEN EVANS & COMPY'S patrons will doubtless be interested to know that this Summer's Sale has been far and away the BEST ON RECORD. The splendid results already secured make possible the sacrifices determined upon to effect complete clearance of the Remnants and Odd Lots left on hand. TEMPLE STREET, SWANSEA. W. WILLIAMS, 29, CASTLE-ST., SWANSEA. J 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 SPECTACLES. Foreicm Money Exchange. FIRST-CLASS HOTELS AND BOARDING-HOUSES. National Telephone 511. Telegrams, "Mermaid, Mumbles." "THE MERMAID," HIGH-CLASS FAMILY AND RESIDENTIAL HOTEL, MUMBLES. REBUILT AND HANDSOMELY FURNISHED. TABLE D'HOTE served at separate Tables, and open to non-Residents at 6.30 p.m., 3s. 6d. I The Cuisine is excellent, the kitchens being under the control of a thoroughly experienced Chef. BATHS. BILLIARDS. GARDENS. THE HOTEL IS OPPOSITE TUB SOUTHBND STATION OF THE S. & M. RLY. CO. SPECIAL SATURDAY TILL MONDAY TERMS. TARIFF MODERATE. GEORGE W. CLARE, MANAGER. HOTELS. CASWELL BAY HOTEL, ic MUMBLES, B.S.G. "GOWER COAST," SOUTH WALES. The beautiful and healthful situation of this Family Hotel, commanding a magnificent and uninterrupted view of the celebrated Caswell Bay and Bristol Channel, places it forward as being one of the most desirable Sea-side Hotels in South Wales for Bummer Visitors. The Hotel has recently been enlarged and Te-furnisbed throughout in a most comfortable manner, and has commodious Coffee, Dining, Drawing and Private Sitting Rooms, Billiard Room, and 37 well-arranged Bedrooms; with all the latest sanitary arrangements. The Hotel stands in a sheltered position in its own grounds, with a southern aspect, and is immediately facing the Bay, so celebrated for its beautiful sands and safe sea bathing, and is within easy driving distance of Park Mill, Penmaen, Oxwich Bay. Cefn Bryn (with King Arthur's Stone). Port Eynon, Rhosilly, Penard and Pemioe Castles, all on the Gower Coast. Carriages are kept at the Hotel for the use of visitors on most moderate t 'rms. For inclusive terms apply to MISS LOGAN, THE MANAGERESS. ELL Y N ROBERTS & CO.'S NORTH WALES HOTELS. IT LANDUDNO.-QUEEN'S HOTEL. Finest 1 J position. First-class. Completely modern. ized and refitted. Drawing, writing and smoke- rooms, luxurious lonnere and children's nursery, an facing sea. Billiard", Electric ligit, Bus. Telephone 70. Ot,GELLY.-GOLDEN LION ROYAL 11) HOTEL. First-cla s County and Family ( Hotel. Situated in its own grounds, foot of II Cader Idris. Billiards, Fishing, Stabling, Bus. T^TR. DOLGELLY (5 miles).—TYN Y GROES J3| HOTEL. A mountain-side Inn, roman- tically situated in gold-mining district. Fishing, I Stabling. PENMAENPOOL.—GEORGE HOTEL. A JL riverside Inn, on Barmouth estuary. River, lake and sea fishing. Boats for hire, Stabling. I HARLECH— CASTLE HOTEL. First-class Tourist ai;d Golfers' Hotel. Magnificently situated. Royal St. David's Golf Club, cele- brated 18-bole course. Fishing, Shooting (1,000 ) Acres), Stabling. OYAL HOTEL, SWANSEA. FIRST CLASS FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL HOfEL. EXTENSIVE BANQUETING HALL AND i BALL ROOM. TABLE D'HOTE LUNCHEON DAILY, From 12.30 to 3.0 p.m. MANAGERS:—MR. AND MRS. FALKNER (late Langland Bay Hotel). Telephone 56. CAMERON ARMS HOTEL, c SWANSEA. COMMERCIAL, COFFEE, AND SMOKE ROOMS, BANQUETING HALL, BILLIARDS. MODERATE CHARGES. I NART DAILY from 1 to 2.30. 2s. inclusive For Particulars and Tariff apply to the 882] MANAGERESS. L AN GLAN-D BAY HOTEL. NEAR SWANSEA, SOUTH WALES. The sheltered position of Langland Bay, with a southern aspect and balmy air, which entitles it to be called the Mentone of Wales," renders it a most desirable Winter residence, highly recom- mended by the medical profession. The Hotel stands in its own extensive grounds, situated in the centre of the bay. It commands moat beautiful views, and is replete with modern °°Hot and cold salt and fresh water baths on •very floor. Charming gardens. Several lawn tennis courts and bowls. Special Inclusive Winter Terms can be made by Application to the Manageress, Application to the Manageress, MRS. RICHARDSON, (Late of the Hydro, Limpley, Stoke.) Telephone No. 502. THE PARIS EXHIBITION OF 1900. BANDS HOTELS DU TROCADERO. \TT Specially constructed for the Exhibition year. Prices from 95 128. Od. to k6 8a. Od. per week payable in monthly or quarterly instainients, including meals aad accommodation, 16 Bxbibition Tickets. Carriage XjtcntttMM, etc. The hotels ara within two minotea walk of the Exhibition, and are opposite the same; Electric Light- ing, newly lnrnished excellent sanitary arrangements, llfU, etC. nv a j Sole Agents throughout the World; THE INTERNATIONAL SLEEPING CAR COMPANY. Central Offices: 14, COCKBPUB^ST., LONDON, 8.W. Booms may be secured at once, and early application is recoin mended. For detailed Prospectus and Subscription Forms, Apply to r. R. W. MASON ft CO., 2, MOUIVT-NTILZJGT OONTARDULAIS.—The "CAMBRIAN" may it be obtained of MRS. REES, Newsagent; MR. DANIEL OWENS, Bookseller; or MR. WM. LEWIS, Golden Cottage. Items of news and advertisement* may be sent direct to the CAKB&lAN Offices, Wind-street, Swansea. HOTELS. LLANDRINDOD WELLS. BEYN AWEL PBIVATE HOTEL. LLANDRINDOD WIvLLS (two minutes' walk from Railway Station, Pump House, or Rock Hcuse Mineral Springs). Accommodation for 70 Visitors.—This Private Hotel is situated on one of the highest and finest sites in Llandrindod Wells, commanding an uninterrupted view of Ye Olde Druid Circle" Temple Gardens, and the surrounding conntry. Built with all modern improve- ments andv perfect sanitary arrangements. Centrally situated. Private Sitting Rooms en suite. Pine south aspect. Boots meets all trains. Electric light. Under the personal superintendence of MR. and Mas. JEFFREY JONES, Proprietors. BRIDGE HOTEL, JD LLANDRINDOD WELLS. G. TREHARNE. Excellent accommodation first-class Cuisine electric light throughout; billiard room; bowling and tennis lawns; recreation rooms, and every other comfort. Extensive alterations completed. [12914 LLANDRINDOD WELLS. THE BERKELEY, HIGH-CLASS PRIVATE HOTEL. I Beautifully appointed and under perfect I management. Inclusive Terms, from 6s. 6d. per day. 12912] W. R. DAVIES, Proprietor. LLANDRINDOD WELLS. O C K HOUSE HOTEL. (FULLY LICENSED.) Seven miles good Trout Fishing. Adjoins. celebrated Springs and Baths. Excellent Cuisine. Moderate Tariff. GWALIA HOTEL, \3r LLANDRINDOD WELLS. The situation of the "GWALIA" is unrivalled. Beautiful outlook, commanding the finest views possible, perfect south-west aspect, close to Park and Mineral Springs—Saline, Sulphur and Chalybeate. Heating apparatus, good supply of Radiators on balconies and corridors. Electric Light, Passengers' Lift. Billiard Table. First-class Cuisine. EDWARD JENKINS, Manager. And GWALIA," UPPER WOBTJRN-PLACE, LONDON. LLANDRINDOD WELLS. "pARK HOUSE. HIGH-CLASS PRIVATE HOTEL. Inclusive Terms from 6s. 6d. per day-late dinner. Electrio Light. 13090] VILLIERS, Manager. „ RIGHTON.-GP.AND HOTEL. Centre of front. Electric light throughout. Lift to all floors. Bicycle room. Inclusive terms if desired from 10s. 6d. to 15s. per day. Hobden's Royal Sea Water Baths, adjoining the Hotel and recently purchased, are available on speeial terms to guests. tor particulars apply to A. D. HOOK, Manager. LLANDRINDOD WELLS.—The CAMBRIAN JLJ may be obtained at SMITH and SON'S Bookstall, Railway Station; D. C. DAVIES, Newsagent, Station-road. Items of News and Advertisements may be sent direct to the CAMBRIAN Offices, Wind-street, Swansea. LLANWRTYD WELLS.-The CAMBRIAN" 1 -i may be obtained of Messrs. W. H. SMITH and SON, at the Railway Station. Items of News and Advertisements may be sent direct to the "CAMBRIAN Offices, Wind-street, Swansea. PROPERTIES FOR SALE OR TO LET. TO LET, convenient Piece of LAND adjoining Royal Metal Exchange and opposite New General Post Office, Swansea, suitable for OFFICES er RESTAURANT.—Apply, The Cambrian Office, Swansea. LARGE CELLARS TO LET in WIND- STREET, suitable for Wine and Spirit Merchants.-Apply, Cambrian Office, Swansea. T7!OB SALE:— JE. 7 Houses, Glanmor-ere8cent. 3 Houses, Malvern-terraoe. 2 Houses, Brunswick-street. 2 Houses, Finsbury-terrace. —Apply to W. H. MICHAEL, Brunswick Timber Yard, Swansea. [13077 ——————————"— DALE'S QOLD JODAL DUBBIN. Makes Boots and Harness waterproof as a duck's back and soft as Telnet. Adds three times to the wear, and allows polishing. 22 Exhibition Highest Awards. Tins, 2d., 6d., Is., and 2s. Od., of all Boot makers, Saddler a Leatbersellers, Ac. "THE CAMBRIAN" (ESTABLISHED 1804) CHEAP PREPAID RATES FOR PRIVATE WANTS" UNDER CLASSIFIED HEADINGS, Suob as SITUATIONS Vacant or Wanted; APARTMENTS to Let or Wanted; HOUSES, OFFICES, PROPERTIES and SHOPS to Let or Sell; MISCELLANEOUS Wants and Sales; LOST and FOUND, &c., &o.. are Once. 3 times. I. d. I. d. Not exceeding^ Words 0 6 1 0 „ 18 Words 0 9 1 6 24 Words 1 0 2 0 30 Words 13 2 6 „ 36 Words 1 6 3 0 „ 42 Words 19 3 6 „ 48 Words 2 0 4 0 „ 54 Words 2 3 4 6 „ 60 Words 2 6 5 0 „ 66 Words 29 5 6 po 72 Words 3 0 6 0 And so on at the rate of THREEPENCE for every additional 6 words (or leas) and THREE INHER- TIONS for the price of Two. When not prepaid FOURPENCE PER LINE PER INSERTION will be charged. Remittances may be made with Half-penny Postage Stamps or Postal Orders. Address all communications to THE MANAGER, THE CAMBRIAN NEWS. PAPER, SWANSEA. THE CAMBRIAN, being so widely and infinecentially circulated, is an Advertising medium of the highest class. HOUSES FOR SALE OR TO LET. TO LET, Nos. 23, 24,26, 29and 30, GLANMOR- CRESCENT each containing 6 rooms, scuilery, and hot and cold water bath also 52 and 53, MALVERN-TBRRACE, containing 7 rooms, and hot and cold bath, gas througnout; low rentals.—Apply, W. H. MICHAEL, Brunswick Timber Yard, Swansea. L13062 TO BE LET, MELDON HOUSE, FREEHOLD- STREET, UPLANDS 9 rooms, greenhouse, large garden, well-stocked fruit trees. 3 AND 4, OAKFIELD-TERRACE, Upland*. 8 rooms and 19-20, GLANMOR-CRESCENT, Uplands, 6 rooms: and 4-roomed COTTAGE, at back of GLANMOR. NOS. 6, 29, 30 and 33, ROSEHILL-TERRACE 8 rooms. SEMI DETACHED VILLA, GLANMOR, Uplands 10 rooms. Fall particulars may be obtained of Mr. DAVID ROBERTS, Auctioneer and Estate Agent, 19, Heathfield-street, Swansea. [c.s. 203-4-8 TO LET, A New DETACHED VILLA, LANGLAND HILL, MUMBLES 200 feet above sea; magnificent views tennis lawn.— Apply, W. WILLIAMS, THE CLIFF, MUMBLES, or 29, CASTLE-STREET, SWANSEA. GOWER COAST, PORTEYNON. — FUR- NISHED HOUSE good bathing, boating, fishing.- C.M.M., Cambrian Office. [154-8-11 HOUSES TO LET. "XTICHOLASTON HOUSE, GOWER, FUR- NISHED. One of the healthiest and beautifully-situated residence-,4 in the country. Ample family accommodation. August and. September, 9.50: one year, £ 150.—PENMAEN, K.S.O. ANGLAND.-Choice Detached VILLA, in well kept grounds, near the sea; 3 recep- tion, 5 bedrooms, bath, conservatory. "ROSEHILL," MUMBLES. Well-situated Semi-detached VILLA, within two minutes of Dunns Station 6 good bedrooms; £45. WEST CROSS.-Excellent Detached VILLA, newly built, facing sea, cloee to railway station 3 reception, 5 bedrooms, bath. "THE RHYDDINGS," BRYNMILL.-Com. modious old-fashioned FAMILY RESIDENCE, high, facing south, fine views, spacious and lofty rooms, most expensively finished; 4 reception, 10 bedrooms, bath; very low rent; immediate possession. 11 CORRYMORE," UPLANDS.—Superior and most Desirable FAMILY RESIDENCE, with excellent gardens, about 1 acres; stabling; possession in September. PONTARDAWE.—Very pleasant HOUSE conveniently situated; 3 reception, 8 bed and dressing rooms; good garden, orchard; low rental. FERRYSIDE, CARMARTHENSHIRE. An excellent MARINE FAMILY RESIDENCE, delightfully situate on shore of river, command- ing lovely views in picturesque neighbourhood; 4 recept'on, 8 bedrooms, bath, 4-stall stable, 3 acres, fishing, yachting, bathing, shooting. Full particulars of the foregoing, with keys or orders to view, may be obtained of JOHN M. LEEDER AND SON, Auctioneers, House and Estate Agents, 46, WATERLOO-STREET, Swansea. TO LET, BAXMORAL HOUSE, SKKTTY" containing 9 rooms, bath room, with plentiful supply of good water, large garden, planted with vegetables and fruit trees.—Apply, planted with vegetables and fruit treeA.-Apply, DANIEL JAKES, Cambrian-place, Sketty. [13092 TO LET, 1, HAFOD-STREET, 5 rooms, in thorough good repair; rent moderate.— Apply E. THOMAS, Waterloo-street, Swansea. I [207-8-18 TO BE LET, from the 29th of September, No. 15, HEATHFIELD, Swansea, a con- venient and substantially-built house; splendid view, back entrance.-Apply, RICHARD GWYNNE, Mumbles, or Mr. Charles Hammond, present tenant. [13115 SOU T H WALES .—An up-to-date MANSION in park, and about 2,000 acres of first-class shooting. To be LET from Sept. 1 to the end of May, in consequence of the illness of owner who is going abroad. The residence is situate about a mile only from the station, and stands in a finely timbered park in full view of the Black Mountains. It contains large entrance hall, five reception rooms, billiard room, large conservatory, seventeen bed and dressing rooms, two bath rooms, and excellent domestic offices. The house is most superbly fitted and decorated; it is installed throughout with electric light, speaking tubes, and electrio bells it is heated by hot water, and the sanitation and water supply are of a very high order first-class stabling for thirteen horses the pleasure grounds and gardens are exceedingly pretty, and there is a large kitchen garden the shooting is well preserved, and about 1,000 pheasants will be turned out; there are also about five to six miles of excellent trout fishing. Personally inspected and very strongly recommended.-Full particulars of the Agents, Messrs. WALTON and LEE, 10, Mount-street, Grosvenor-square, London, W. (14,491.) [13091 LLANELLY.-The "CAMBRIAN" may be JU obtained at W. H. SMITH & SON'S Bookatall, Railway StaiioB EDPERSHAW & SON FOR MAIL CARTS AND PERAMBULATORS. 19 & 21. HIGH STREET. THE NEW WEST END HAIRDRESSING ESTABLISHMENT, 15, ST. HELEN'S-ROAD, SWANSEA. PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT. C. T. McCASKIE (LATE OF TEMPLE-STREET), HAIRDRESSER AND HAIR SPECIALIST, Begs respectfully to inform his late Customers, Ladies and Gentlemen of Swansea and Neighbour* hood, that he is opening a FIRST-CLASS HAIRDRESSING ESTABLISHMENT at the above Address. Modern Appliances First-Class Assistants. Will be opened in a Few Days, which will be duly announced. .==:=: THE PATRONAGE OF HIS .LATE CUSTOMERS AND THE PUBLIC GENERALLY IS RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED. SUNLIGHT AT NIGHT. y-=c-=-= THE KINSEY ACETYLENE GAS COMPANY, LTD., ROBIN HOOD WORKS, STRAND, SWANSEA (Nearly opposite Welcome-street), invite the Public to Inspect their ACETYLENE GAS MACHINES in Stock and in process of manufacture at the Works. Their Beautiful Simplicity is admired by all who see them. Scientists, Experts, and Users who have tested them say that they are FAR AHEAD, and possess numerous advantages OVER ALL OTHERS in the Market. THE WATER FEED is a special feature, and is the only one known that will feed any number of Generators in rotation, and, having exhausted them, will restart with the first (re-charged in the meantime), without any attention whatever. The Machines are SAFE, and a lighted candle may be held to the Machines when in use. Anyone can manage them who can attend to an ordinary Paraffin Lamp, and with nearly as little trouble and greater safety. There are no COVERS (which are dangerous), no SCREWS, SPRINGS, LEVERS, VALVES FLOATS, CATCH PITS, DRAIN, or SLUDGE COCKS to get out of order; no Smell or Dirt. They are well adapted for Churches, Chapels, Shop3, etc. The Ligoht may be seen at any time at the Works in a darkened room. The Company are Licensed Dealers in CALCIUM CARBIDE, and supply especially prepared CARBIDE for CYCLE LAMPS. PRICE LISTS AND PARTICULARS ON APPLICATION. THE GREAT UNITED COUNTIES SHOW WILL BE HELD AT CARMARTHEN ON THURSDAY. AUGUST 24. 1899. Or ENTRIES CLOSE AUGUST 12..m Schedules of Secretary. D. H. THOMAS, Auctioneer. MISCELLANEOUS SALES. "THE DEFIANCE GUN." K A 8ee one, Try it and Compare with A O vf &uu 801(1 Elsewhere at 80s. O Vf3. 12-Bore, Central Fire, Double-Barrel Breechloader, Left Choke, Top or Double-Grip Action, with Lever under Guard-Twist Barrels, Horu Heel Plate, Walnut Stock, Double-Bolt, Rebounding Locks, Patent Fore End, &c. Sound and well-made. Warranted to shoot and handle well. Price, 50s.; Satisfaction Guaianteed or Cash Returned. Carriage paid. Do not buy guns at a shop. Deal direct with the actual Manufacturers, and save retail profits. Beautifolly Illustrated Catalogue, full with interest- ing and useful information concerning Guns, Watohes, Ac., post free. B. ft J. DAVIS, 31, Newton-rood, Birmingham. EARTHENWARE, CHINA snit auction- fj eers, hawkers, shopkeepers, etc.; job lines seconds, packages, from 208. job packages best, from 20s.; finest value ever offered; suit any one; cash returned if not approved.—Write for lists to WEBB AND Co., Longton, Staffordshire Potteries. L1265 CYCLES!! CYCLES! c 1899 Lists of SILVER QUEEN and ROY AT, AJAX CYCLES for Ladies and Gentle- I 11 men free. IMMENSE STOCK, New and Second- hand. Woudeitul Bargains. | Carriage Paid. Easy Pay- ments, from 10s. Monthly. Large Discount for Cash. ments, from 10s. Monthly. Large Discount for Cash. I We include all Accessories Free of Charge. Old Machines Exchanged. One year's guarantee.— THE BRITISH CYCLE MANUFACTURING CO., 45, EVEKTON ROAD, LIVERPOOL. [12480 THE BRITISH CYCLE MANUFACTURING CO., 45, EVEKTON ROAD, LIVERPOOL. fl2480 APARTMENTS WANTED. I I APARTMENTS WANTED at the MUMBLKS .IV on AUGUST 14th for three Children and two Adults, near Sea.—Particulars to HUNTER, Regent-street, Swindon, Wilts. [13105 APARTMENTS AT MUMBLES.—WANTED A for three weeks on August 19th or 21st, Silting Room and two good Bedrooms. Cafctletou or near Langland Bay preferred. Apply, stating inclusive terms per week to Flint, 48 Cantley Avenue, Clapham Common, London. [13124-4-8 DOMESTIC SERVANTS WANTING SITUATIONS. I I HIGH-CLASS REGISTRY FOR SERVANTS. MISS LEWIS begs to inform the Ladies of SWANSEA AND DISTRICT that she has REMOVED TO No. 18, CASTLE STREET, (over MASTERS & CO.,) SWANSEA. APARTMENTS TO LET. LONDON. — Superior APARTMENTS for Visitors, by day or week, on moderate terms. Board optional. Central, quiet. Write requirements—Manageress, 41, Bernard- str ► tf., Russell-square. [104-11-8 EXCURSIONS. x ONDON AND NORTH-WESTERN I J RAILWAY. GRAND EISTEDDFOD AT BUILTH WELLS. A DAY AT LLANWRTYD WELLS, LLAN- GAMMARCH WELLS, BUILTH ROAD FOR BUILTH WELLS, oRLLANDRINDOD WELLS. BANK HOLIDAY, MONDAY. AUGUST 7th, 1899, Cheap Day Excursion Tickets will be issued, and Special Trains will be- run from the Stations named below, at the times stated :— Stations. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. Swansea (Victoria) 6 30 7 40 9 0 930 Swansea BAY 6 33 7 43 9 4 9 35 Mumbles Road 7 47 DAY EXCURSION TO LLANDOVERY AND LLANDILO, MONDAY, AUGUST 7TH, 1899. On the above date, Cheap Tickets will be issued from the Stations named below, at the times stated Stations. a.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. Swansea (Victoria) 6 30 7 40 10 40 2 0 Swansea Bav 6 33 7 43 10 45 2 3 Mumbles Road 7 47 10 50 2 8 On BANK HOLIDAY, AUGUST 7th. 1899, Cheap Tickets will be issued to CARMARTHEN from the Stations named below, at the times stated:- Stations. a.m. a.m. a.m. Swansea 6 30 7 40 9 45 Swansea Bay 6 33 7 43 9 48 Mumbles Road 7 47 9 53 All information as to Excursion Trains on the London and North-Western Railway can he obtained of Mr. F. SMITH, District Traffic Superintendent, Swansea. FRED. HARRISON, General Manager. Euston Station, JULY, 1899. (13122 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. EXCURSIONS. POCKKTT'S BRISTOL CHANNEL JL STEAM PACKET CO., LTD. PLEASURE MAGNIFICENT SAILINGS PASSENGER BT THE STEAMSHIP, "BRIGHTON" FROM SWANSEA, Ac. BANK HOLIDAY, MONDAY, AUGUST 7th, 8 a.m., to ILFRACOMBE. Saloon fare, 3s. 6d.— 2.0 p.m., CHANNEL CRUISE from Mumbles Pier only. Fare, ls.-4.0 p.m., CHANNEL CRUISE, Mumbles Pier to ILFRACOMBE and back. Fare, 2a. TUESDAY, AUGUST 8th, 8.0 a.m., ILFRA- COMBE, CLOVELLY and LUNDY ISLAND. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9th, 8.0 a.m., ILFRACOMBE and LYNMOUTH. (a) THURSDAY, AUGUST 10th, 8.0 a.m., ILFRACOMBE and CLOVELLY. (a) SATURDAY. AUGUST 12th, 8.0 a.m., ILFRACOMBE.—4.0 p.m., Cheap Trip, Mumbles Pier to ILFRACOMBE. Fare, 2s. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. EXCURSIONS will run as under:— THURSDAY, AUGUST 10th, Half Day Trip to CARDIFF, from Swansea, Neath, Bridgend, &c. SATURDAY NIGHT, AUGUST 12th, to LONDON—CRICKET: ENGLAND v. AUS- TRALIA—for 2, 4 or 6 days, from Swansea, Neath, &e. For Times, Bookings from other Stations, Week-End Excursions, Country Lodgings, &c., see bills and pamphlets. J. L. WILKINSON, General Manager. RHONDDA AND SWANSEA BAY RAILWAY. AUGUST BANK HOLIDAY, AUG. 7th, 1899. On the above date, Excursion Tickets will be issued as under:— To CARDIFF and TREORCHY via Treherbert from Swansea and intermediate stations. To PORT TALBOT (Aberavon Station), NEATH and SWANSEA, trom Treherbert and intermediate stations. To FERRYSIDE, CARMARTHEN, Whitland, Tenby, Pembroke Dock, Haverfordwest, New Milford and Old Milford, from Treherbert and intermediate stations to Cwmavon. For times, fares and other particulars see bills, which may be had at the Stations. JOHN DAVID, Traffic Manager. Swansea, August 2nd, 1899. PUBLIC NOTICES. RUMBLES RAILWAY AND PIER. BANK HOLIDAY, AUG. 7TH, 1899. THE ORDINARY SERVICE WILL BE SUSPENDED AND TRAINS WILL RUN AS FOLLOW: From SWANSEA (RUTLAND STREET)— 5.55, 7.5,8.20, 9.5, 9.45, 10.25, 11.5, 11.45 a.m.; 12.25, 1.5, 1.45, 2.25, 3.5, 3.45, 4.30,5.15,6.0. 6.45, 7.30, 8.15, 9.0, 10.0, 10.45 p.m. From MUMBLES (PIER)- 6.30, 7.40, 9.5, 9.40,10.20, 11.0, 11.40 a.m. 12.20, i.0, 1.40, 2.20, 3.0, 3.40. 4.25, 5.10, 5.55, 6.40, 7.25, 8.10, 8.55, 9,55, 10.40, 11.20 p m. If required by Traffic, Down Trains on Bank Holiday will stop only at St. Helen's Junction, Blackpill, and Oystermouth. The Up Trains, if fully loaded at Pier Station will not stop at Oystermouth, but at Blackpili and St. Helen's Junction only. FARES: Swansea and Pier 1st Class Return, lR. ditto 2nd Class 9d. On Bank Holiday. Goods and Parcel Traffic will be suspended after the 10.0 a.m. Train. The above shows the times at which the Trains may be expected to arrive and depart from the several Stations, but thoir arrival or departure at the times stated i* not guaranteed, nor does the Company hold itself responsible for delay, or any consequences arising therefrom. For further information see Regulations and Bye-Laws. BY ORDER. Rutland-street Terminus, July 27th, 1899. gjWANSEA HARBOUR TRUST. BANK HOLIDAY, MONDAY, AUGUST 7th. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the HARBOUR OFFICES will be CLOSED on the above day, as customary. WILLIAM LAW, General Superintendent. Harbour Offices, Swansea, let August, 1899. [13109 PUBLIC NOTICES. GRAND THEATRE, SWANSEA. Mr. H. H. Morell & Mr. F. Mouillot, Propiietors. MONDAY, BANK HOLIDAY, AUGUST 7th, for Six Nights only, and Afternoon Performance BANK HOLIDAY, at 2.15, THE LITTLE MINISTER, By J. M. Barrie, founded on his novel of the same name. Commence 7.30. Plan at Gwynne H. Brader's, I 17, Heathfield-st. Telephone 291. ~t> HONDDA AND SWANSEA BAyJ JLV RAILWAY. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the THIRTY-FOURTH HALF-YEARLY ORDIN- ARY GENERAL MEETING of the PRO- PRIETORS of theRHONDDA AND SWANSEA BAY RAILWAY COMPANY will be held at the ROYAL EXCHANGE, FISHER-STREET, SWANSEA, on TUESDAY, the 8th day of August, 1899, at 12.30 o'clock in the Afternoon, for the General Purposes of the Undertaking. The Transfer Books will be closed from the 26th July to the 8th August, both days inclusive. MORGAN B. WILLIAMS, Chairman. H. S. LUDLOW, Secretary. Swansea, 15th July, 1899. [13079 THE MUMBLES RAILWAY AND PIER COMPANY. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the TWELFTH HALF-YEARLY ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING of the Proprietors of the Mumbles Railway and Pier Company will be held at the Offices of the Company, Royal Metal Exchange Buildings, Swansea, on MONDAY, the 14th day ef AUGUST, 1899, at 12 o'clock noon ifor the general purposes of the undertaking. Notice is further given that the Transfer Books of the Company will be closed from the 7th to the 14th day of August, 1899, both days inclusive. JOHN J. JENKINS, Chairman. E. A. WATKINS, Secretary. 2, Rutland-street, Swansea, July 31st, 1899. SWANSEA HARBOUR TRUST. TO BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS. The SWANSEA HARBOUR TRUSTEES invite TENDERS for the ERECTION of a COFFEE STALL and REFRESHMENT ROOM at the PRINCE OF WALES' DOCK, to be built of brick with slate roof. Plan can be seen, and further particulars and forms of tender obtained, at the Office of the Trustees' Engineer, Mr. A. O. SCHENK, Harbour Offices. Swansea. Tenders, sealed, and marked outside "Refresh- ment Room," should be addressed and delivered to the undersigned at or before 10 a.m. on THURSDAY, the 10th of August instant. The Trustees do not bind themselves to accept the lowest or any tender. TALFOURD STRICK, Clerk. Harbour Offices, Swansea, Qrd August, 1899. SWANSEA GENERAL AND EYE HOSPITAL. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN thataSPECIAL GENERAL MEETING will be held at the HOSPITAL on WEDNESDAY, the 23rd day of AUGUST, 1899, at FOUR O'CLOCK in the AFTERNOON, for the purpose of CONFIRMING or otherwise, the RESOLUTION passed at the Annual General Meeting held on the 14th of July, 1899, viz.: That £1,000 be placed at the disposal of the Board of Management for extending the Heating of the Hospital, and that the permission of the Annual Meeting be asked to provide this amount, in addition to £1,500 due on the Building Account, out of Capital." W. D. HUGHES, Secretary. IVfETROPOLITAN BANK (OF ±fJ- ENGLAND & WALES). NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A BRANCH OF THIS BANK WILL BE OPEN DAILY AT THE MUMBLES Between the hours of 10.30 a.m. and 1 p.m., in TEMPORARY PREMISES ADJOINING THE MUMBLES POST OFFICK. F. W. NASH, GENERAL MANAGER. 1st August, 1899. [13113 IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES ACTS. 1862 TO 1893, AND IN THE MATTER OF THE MANNESMANN TUBE COMPANY, LIMITED, AND REDUCED. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Creditors of the above-named Company are required on or before the 20th day of SEPTEMBER. 1899, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, and the names and addresses of their Solicitors (if any), to EDWIN WATERHOUSE and GEORGE FRANKLIN, the Liquidators of the MANNESMANN TUBE COMPANY, LIMITED, and REDUCED, at 3, Fredericks-place, Old Jewry, London, E.C., and if so required by notice in writing from the said Liquidators, are by their Solicitors to come in and prove their said debts or claims at such time and place as shall be specified in such notice, or in default thereof they will be excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such debts are proved. Dated this 20th day of July, 1899. BUDD, JOHNSONS & JECKS. Of No. 24, Austin Friars, London, E.C. Solicitors to the above- named Liquidators. WEST GOWER COTTAGE GARDEN TV SOCIETY. THE NINTH ANNUAL SHOW Of the above Society will be held in PENRICE CASTLE PARK On THURSDAY, AUGUST 10th, 1899, By the kind permission of Miss Talbot. £90 GIVEN IN PRIZES. SHEEP DOG TRIALS Commencing at 2 p.m. OPEN CLASS TO ALL COMERS. 1st Prize, £2; 2ud, £1; 3rd, 10s. Entrance Fee, 2s. 6d. LOUGHOR EXCELSIOR BAND will be in attendance. 1st and 2nd Class Refreshments. Entries Close August 3rd. R. MILNER, Hon. Sec. 13093] Penrice Castle Gardens. rw TO-DAY, At RHYS THOMAS, 81, Oxford-street, and 21, Fabian-street, SPECIAL SHOW of NOVELTIES and NEW GOODS for Early Autnmn Wear.— RHYS THOMAS, 81, Oxford-street, Swansea. THE MUMBLES HORTICULTURAL AND FANCIERS SOCIETY WILL HOLD THEIR THIRD ANNUAL EXHIBITION OF FLOWERS, FRUIT, VEGETABLES, POULTRY, PIGEONS. CAGEBIRDS. FRETWORK, BUTTER, etc., etc., In a Field adjoining the OYSTERMOUTH CASTLE ON THURSDAY, AUGUST 17TH, 1899. There will also be a CYCLISTS' CARNIVAL in the evening, and valuable prizes are offered for the best costumes, etc.. Schedules of Prizes and all other information may be obtained from the General Secretary, W. L. JARVIS, 2 Roseland Terrace, Mumbles or from Secretary of Poultry Division, W. JONES, Castleton House. Mumbles. Carnival Secretary w. H. ASLEN, West Croll, R.S.O. W For close upon a Century THE CAMBRIAN has been recognised as a Family p".per of the highest class. It can therefore be absolutely depended upon to make your "WANTS" known in the home. The PREPAID RATE for "WANT" Advertisements in "THE CAMBRIAN" Is-ONE INSERTION of 12 words (or under) for SIXPENCE, and THREEPENCE for every additional 6 words. Three insertions for the price of two. ^_ELKPHONE — NUMBER 36. TELEGRAMS Cambrian Newspaper, Swansea.' TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Delivered in Town Is. 3d. per quarter Post Free (United Kingdom) ls. gd. „ (Foreign). 2s. 6d. „ Payable in advance. ADVERTISEMENTS received at the Offices. No. 58, Wind-street, Swansea, up to 11 o'clock on Thursday night. Those posted on Thursday night will be in time for publication on Friday morning.
OLD AGE PENSIONS. Within a very brief period there have been two pronouncements- of an official nature on the subject of Old Age Pensions. The Departmental Committee, presided over by Locd Rothschild, reported negatively. It failed to hit on any workable scheme for the relief of the destitute aged other than through the ordinary channels of the poor law which channels, however, might be enlarged or otherwise improved. The Select Committee, of which Mr. Chaplin, President of the Local Government Board, was appointed the chair- man—a selection which at the time it was made was not regarded as very promising— has now with remarkable promptitude presented its report. It had the advantage of the material gathered in previous investiga- tions, and it has also heard evidence beariug on the condition of the poor who have passed beyond the wage earning period of life. The general conclusion arrived at is that, when all the factors of a qualifing nature are taken into account, there remains a large proportion of the population whose indigence in their latter days has been occasioned either by sheer misfortune or sheer lack of opportunity for making any provision for themselves. The existence of this large class could hardly be denied, and the recognition of it has led to the pressure brought upon Board of Guardians in recent years to "classify" the inmates in workhouses according to character and antecedents. But no one who has given thought and sympathy to social problems will admit that any system of workhouse classifi- cation or any enlargement of out-door relief as worked through distinctly pauperising machinery, is adequate to the responsibility resting upon a nation in respect to the treat- ment of the blameless aged. For these the Government are pledged to the hilt to devise a peusion scheme, and seeing that such a scheme is actually in operation in Denmark, it should be in excess neither of the humanity nor the resources of great and wealthy England. The compulsorysysteni in Germany, though on the score of right and reason it has everything to commend it, is inapplicable to the conditions of our own country, at all events in the present stage of development. Hence, whatever plan may be agreed upon for pensioning; the really deserving, will have to be carefully framed in order that its essential object may be secured, the workhouse machinery being still necessary for the accom- dation of those who have only themselves to thank for destitution. On the face of it, the proposal of Mr. Chaplin's committee is an alarmingly large order, and it may prove alltogether too formidable for the Govern- ment. Briefly summarised, the schema con- templates 65 as the age limit, and five shillings and seven shillings as the minimum and maximum pension the recipients, meu and women, to be deserving in the sense that they have never been recipients of parish relief other than medical relief that they have never been in prison, and that they have given some evidence of thrift. Under such circumstances, their eligibility is conditioned by the possession of an income not less than ten shillings a week. A special committee appointed by the Guardians is to be the authority for granting applications, the money to be paid through the post office, and the pension to be payable in the ordinary course for three years, subject to the power of the authority to suspend or stop it at any time for reason shown. It is estimated at something like ten millions sterling—half to be borne by the Imperial Exchequer, and the other moiety by local rates. A proposal of this magnitude may well strike terror into the heart of the Chancellor of the Exchequer. But Chancellors were made for nations, and nations for Chancellors. It may be that the select committee have elaborated a plan which is susceptible, by judicious modifica- tion, of being brought within the range of practical politics.
MUSICAL NOTES. By "Pum-LAis." [Correspondence on musical matters is invited. Address "PUR LAIS," The Camrbian, Swansea,] The Patti-Cederstrom concert on Thursday at Swansea was a mre musical treat to music lovers. The Baroness fully kept up her reputation as Queen of Song," but what strikes the listener is not so much the voice (though that in itself is enough) as the wondetful manner in which the vocalist manipulates it. The wonderful ease with which she moves from a low note to a high one cannot fail to command the admiration of the uninitiated, while to trained musicians it is a revelation. The phrases are so perfectly rendered, and the expression is fine, while there is none of that exaggeration in the rendition that we see too often in the singing of lesser lights wherever much condemned "portamento" was used, it was to good advantage. In truth you can imagine no better object lesson to young and aspiring vocalists than to go and hear Eos Craig-y-Nos." Mr. Hirwen Jones has improved very much since he last appeared on a Swansea platform he sings in good style, his higher notes, particu- larly the "head notes," being exceptionally fine, but hi* lower notes have a roughness that "jars" somewhat after the sweetness of the others. Mr. Richard Green is new to Swansea audiences, but he has createdja very favourable impression. His voice is not of the sweet and rich type characteristic of Welsh baritones, but it is powerfully resonantthe lower notes are striking, but the open delivery of the upper ones mars the general effect of his singing. His duett with Mr. Hirwen Jones was very fine, the nuison passages being really brilliant. More should be heard of these two gentlemen in this district. The harp and violin solos by the Misses Easier proved that these ladies have no Small knowledge of the instruments they use. There was not, however, that impassioned Celtic fire in the harp solos that are usually associated with the national instrument of Wales. Be that as it may, the artistes referred to acquitted themselves nobly and Swansea could do with. such concerts much oftener.
NOTES & NOTIONS. -+-- Childhood must pass away, and then youth, as surely as age approaches. The true wisdom is to be always seasonable, and to change witli a good grace in changing circumstances. To love play- things well as a child, to lead an adventurous and honourable youth, and to settle, when the time arrives, into a green and smiling age is to be a good artist in life and deserve well of yourself and your neighbour.—R. L. STEVENSON. It is difficult to reason with the passions of an individual or of a fow; with of a multitude onca aroused, it is impossible.—W. E. GLAD- STONE. The announcement that the Duke of Beaufort is about to offer Chepstow Castle for sale affords the text for an interesting disquisition in the Standard upon the past historyof that ancient stronghold upon the Marches of Wales.. But that is only one instance out of many where the historic homes of England are passing out of the hands of the historic families, says the Str James's Gazette. Has not Cliveden, dear alike to the historian and the lover of the picturesque, passed out of the hands of the Duke of West- minster into those of Mr. Astor P And has not another American millionaire, if report speaks true, but lately purchased for his own use and pleasure the still more historic beauties of Kil- larney? Meanwhile the ruined scions of our aristocracy are to be found in the h legion of the lost," on the cab-rank, and even in the work- house. The day appears to be fast approaching when all our great castles will be the property of South African millionaires, and all our great families the preserve of American heiresses. Here's another item which should be intereet- iugto the people of Swansea. "The balance-sheet, shewing the first twelve months' working of the Southampton tramways, must be most gratifying reading to the public," says the Southampton Observer and Hampshire News, A net profit of considerably over £3,000 has been earned, not- withstanding that the TramwaysCommittee have had many difficulties to contend with, and the management has been anything but plain-sailing for them. Senior-Baihff Dumford, the deputy chairman, asserted that the actual profits were nearer £8,000 than a large proportion of the surplus had been absorbed by the extraor. ainary expenditure, not the least inconsiderable item being the payment of 5 per cent. interest to the old Tramway Company upon the award for the time it remained in abeyance through circum- stances over which the committee had not the slightest control." Prize day" at Llandovery College was a great success. The boys were naturally full of good spirits and pleasurable hopes. Were not the much-expected holidays before them ? The attendance of friends was larger and more influential than usual, and the Warden was able to point to a splendid year's work. Llandovery College was founded to promote antiquarian and philological investigation, "in combination with a good, sound classical and liberal education, fitting every young man destined for any liberal profession or scientific purpose intended to be exercised and followed in the Principality of Wales, and more especially for young men desirous of qualifying themselves to be efficient members of the Church." How well these objects have been attained is testified by the records of the college. Indeed, few schools in Great Britain can boast of such glorious records as Llandovery. The present scholarly and practical Warden is more than maintaining the high standard set by his brilliant predecessors. Llandovery boys n:ay be found all the world over, occupying important positions in science, in politics, in the Church, and in Nonconformity, and they love their Alma Mater with a deep love. The speeches at the prize day on Tuesday were as interesting as they were instructive, and if there was one note more "^fifrhpr it was the note of satisfaction at the continued remarkable success of Llandovery, in spite of the creation of intermediate and technical schools all over the country. The college has for very many years played a highly important part in the Welsh educational movement, and it will continue to do so as long as it is fortunate enough to be favoured with the services of scholars and teachers of the type of the present warden and his staff. Last year a fund was started to increase the accommodation. About £10,000 are required. A little over £5,500 have already been subscribed. Among the donors we may mention Mr. B. Evans, J.P., who subscribed the handsome sum of £1,000. Wo are confident that the balance will within the next few months be subscribed, for Llandovery College deserves the loyal and generous support of all Welsh people. Mr. B. Evans, J.P., was among the speakers at the College on Tuesday. He received a most enthusiastic reception, as he deserved to, for he may well be considered one of the most valuable and loyal friends of the institution. In the course of hia brief but extremely interesting speech he sought to impress upon the boys the mportance of manliness, as being essential to success in life. Manliness may, we think, be regarded as one of the most marked and pleasing f eutures of British school life. It is certainly very largely responsible for our commercial and political supremacy. At Epsom on Saturday Lord Rosebery said that our schools have been the best schools of manhood that the world has ever seen, and, if they succeeeded in that I, for one, put all the studies of the sciences and classical mathematics in a secondary position." People who do not agree with Lord Rosebery, might well ask themselves how comes it that England, Germany and the United States present such an extraordinary contrast to the southern races, to France, to Spain, and to Italy. Want of schools cannot account for it. A lad who has gone through the course of a French lycce and has taken his "bachot" is a fairly drilled man as far as knowledge goes. The French educational model is pretty well followed both in Spain and Italy. How comes it that the average Frenchman, Spaniard, or Italian of the educated classes is a poor creature, even when he is ingenious and learned, as he often is, by the side of the Englishman, the German, or the American ? There is no more ugly sign in France to-day than the growing taste for crnel shows. It is a distinct reaction towards a lower level- Even the old gallantry of the French which survives in such men as Major Marchand is found combined with a maudlin folly which would hardly be fotind here in a long-haired minor poet. Amativeness, gush, cruelty, and an insatiable vanity seem to reign in France. Why is it so ? It is because manliness does not exist in the schools. It does exist in our British schools, and therefore as a nation we are manly and strong. The boss of Llandovery, we have no doubt, will not fail to appreciate and act upon the advice of Mr. Evans to he manly. There Is a striking article in the Angust Nineteenth Century by Field-Marshall Sir Lintorn Simmons, G C.B., G.C.M.G., on "The Excessive Armies of Russia." Sir Lintorn, after dwelling upon Russia's feverish military and naval preparations, writes The question then naturally occurs: Why is Russia increasing her army and navy so prodigiously at the very time that the Tsar is so earnest in impressing upon all the Powers of the world the advantage of peace and the necessity of not adding to their military strength, the support of which is almost aD unbearable burden upon their peoples. The answer is that he is in reality in the hands of those who, holding him in leading strings, have designs for enlarging the Empire in several directions by conquest, and, generally speaking, to thoir own Sir Linto strongly advises British capitalists not to as_" Russia.