11 Grand Exhibition of I Paris & London Fashions, TO-MORROW, SATURDAY, MAY 12TH, AND FOLLOWING DAYS, Ben Evans & Co. Will have the pleasure to submit to their Customers a most attractive Selection of the Latest Productions of the World of Fashion, chosen during the recent visit to Paris and London. Visitors to the Showrooms and other departments may confidently expect an unprecedented display of Novelties & Fashionable Goods. BEN EVANS & CO. will be prepared to give the most reliable information as regards Us der nitres Modes de Paris. THE FAVOUR OF A VISIT RESPECTPULLY SOLICITBD. BEN EVANS & COMPY., Ltd., Swansea. W. WILLIAMS, 29, CASTLE-ST., SWANSEA. LARGEST STOCK IN WALES OF GOLD AND SILVER ARTICLES Suitable for Wedding and other Presents. NGAGEMENT RINGS, 22ct. GOLD WEDDING RINGS, 18ct. GOLD KEEPERS, ENGLISH LEVER WATCHES, BRAZILIAN PEBBLE SPECTACLES. Foreign Money Exchange. W. C. ROBERTS. PHOTOGRAPHER, 16 & 17, CASTLE-STREET. SWANSEA. HIGH CLASS WORK ONLY AT MODERATE PRICES. The work needs only to be seen to be appreciated. SELLING OFF!! SELLING OFF!! T. RANDLES. 15. CASTLE STREET. SWANSEA, IS CLEARING Hie ENTIRE STOCI OF EXCELLENT BOOTS, SHOES AND LEGGINGS, AT GREAT SACRIFICE. SPRING CLEANING. Now is the time to see that your sanitary arrangements are in good condition and drains well ventilated. •• Estimatea free for ("(" BATHS, LAVATORIES, HOT & COLD WATER SUPPLY, W.C.'S, ELECTRIC BELLS, GAS FIRES & GAS FITTINGS, INCANDESCENT BURNERS, ETC. JOHN LEGG & SONS, NELSON-STREET, SWANSEA. Telephone 96. ESTABLISHIB 1865. STEAM MARBLE AND MONUMENTAL WORKS, ST. HELEN'S-ROADJ SWANSEA. WILLIAM COPUS. Manufacturer of Moounenta, Tablets, Tombs, Grave-stones and Crosses in Ilarble, Granite or Stone Marble and Slate Shop Fittings, Chimney Pieces, Ac. Designs sent on application. [1236 ,K-' A. J. CHAPPELL. FISHMONGER & OYSTER MERCHANT, POULTERER, DEALER IN GAME, Ac., WIND STREET, SWANSEA. AND AT NEWTON-ROAD, MUMBLES. Telegraphic Address—" Chappell, Swansea." COUNTRY ORDERS PROMPTLY ATTENDED ft TZLBPHONS 142. THE OMEGA GAS STOVE. PORB, MOIST, WAMf AIB, ONB FARTHING PUB HOUR. No FLUB RKQUIKBD. iGENI J.^Tnott, ST. HELEN'S ROAD, & QUAY PARADE, SWANSEA. GAS FIRES FITTED IN GRATES. THE VERY BEST PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN IN THE PRINCIPALITY BY HENRY A. CHAPMAN. ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER, Winner of several Medals and First Prizes for Photographs and Oil Paintings. The Beat Studio in the Principality for Best Work at Moderate Prices. All the Latest Improvements and Additions. PRICES :-3 for 2a.; 6 for 3a. 12 for 5s. 6d. 20 235, HIGH-STREET, Swansea. PUBLIC NOTICES. ■store'* Perfect Beoiedy for all kinds of Worm. WILLIAMS' (PONTARDAWB) WORM LOZENGES. irer over 30 yean this highly Valuable Remedy has tMt with the greatest socceea. The effect upon Weak, Delicate Children (often given up an incurable) is like Magic. Getting rid of hit tormenting peata by taking these Lozenge., the thin, pale-faced, inanimate Child becomes atroag, healthy, and lively, the pride, buft" of the anxiety of hit gnardiana. Llaagennecb, near Llanelly, August 30th, 1872. DBAR SIB,—My youngest daughter, Emma Ann, 13 years of age, got rid of a great number of worms by taking only three or four of Williams' (Pontardawe) Worm Loxengea. I am glad to say that she has much improved in health, being previously lingering and delicatein health.—Voura very truly, MARTHA GBIJTITHS, late of Ynispenllwcb. BTXF90M8.—Any of the following Symptoms indicate Worma;—Variable appetite, foetid breath, acid eructa- tions. paina iqkbe stomach and bead, sickness, grinding of the teeth staring sleep, dreams and restlessness, ] paleness of tbe countenance, stitches in the side, short dry cough, and emaciation of the body. often mistaken tor decline, nervousness, alow fever, and irregular pulse faintnesa, sometimeaconTuisiveftta, often causing sadden death; dizsineaa, more throat, and Inflammation of the bowels. The above symptoms vary according to the kind of Worms. The Lozengescontain nothing detrimental to the Con- stitution, and are suitable for .11 ages. Williams'(Pontardawe) Worm Lozenges are prepared from the Original Receipt by JOHN DAVIES, M.R.P.S., Chemist, 30, High street, gwanfiea, and sold by most chemists, at 9!d., 13$d., and au <i. per box; by post, 14 or 34 stamps. Protected by the Government stamp, on which are engraved the worris Williams' Worm Loienges." P >NTARDTTLAIS.—The "CAMBRIAN" may 5 t be obtained of MRS. REES, Newsagent MR. JENKYN THOMAS, Bocksellf-r; MR. WM. LEWIS, Golden Cottage; and Messrs. j W. H. SMITH & SON. Items of news and advertisements may be sent direct to the CAMBRIAN Office, Wind-street, Swansea. PUBLIC NOTICES. WONDERFULL Y CHEAP BEDS EAST, HXALTHY, COMFORTABLE BIDS BIDS FOR THE MASSBS AND THE CLASSES FUB. & FZATHXR BIDS FOR THB MILLION. Let all who believe in a good night's rest after a'good day's work order a fur and feather bed from JOHN THOMAS, LONDON HOTJBt, LLANDBBTB. Sepd Post Card for full particulars. SULPHATE OF A M-IIONIA. INCOMPARABLY the BEST and CHEAPEST ] FORM of NITROGEN and AMMONIA. Produces LARGER Crops than are obtained from the use of any other form of Artificial Nitrogen. Bee Reports of Experiments at Dalmeny (Nineteenth Century for November, 1899). Produces Crops of HIGHER FEEDING VALUE man are obtained by the use of any other Manure. duces Roots and Tubers of conspicuously BETTER KEEPING QUALITY than are grown by any other nitrogenous manure. Produces BETTER QUALITY OF MALTING BAICLEY than is obtained from the use ef any other Manure tested at Rothamsted. I For Pamphlets, and other Information on the subject, .ly to- W. G. BLAGDEN, CHAIRMAN, SULPHATE of AMMONIA COMMITTEE, 4, Fenchurch Avenue, Loadon, E.C. i HOUSE FURNISHING. EDDERSHA W & SON, COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHERS, 19. 20 & 21. HIGH STREET. Cabinet Manufactory and Stores—ORCHARD STREET. UTMOST VALUE AND AMPLE SELECTION IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. PUBLIC NOTICES. GLAMORGAN COUNTY COUNCIL. MUZZLING OF DOGS. REVOCATION OF ORDER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by an Order of the Board of Agriculture, dated the eighth day of May, 1900, the Glamorganshire (Muzzling of Dogs) Order of 1899, which pre- scribed the Muzzling of Dogs in the County of Glamorgan and the Boroughs of Neath, Swansea and Cardiff, is REVOKED from and after the TENTH day of MAY, 1900. W. E. R. ALLEN, Deputy Clerk of the County Council. Cardiff, 9th May, 1900. [0148 W. H. HARDING, PLASTERER & BUILDER, NORTHAMPTON-LANE, SWANSEA. RBPAJRS PROMPTLY EXECUTED. SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO CEMENTING, SLATING AND TILING. HOUSES TO LET. 3MIRADOR-CRESCENT; 9 rooms, bath 9 (hot and cold), and every convenience. TUGELA HOUSE; 8 rooms, bath (hot and eold), and every convenience suit;traveller. Apply to W. H. HARDING, as above, or at 9, Miraaor-crescent, Swansea. [0150 pENDRY & CO., LOW LBVFI, SOUTH DOCK. BEST ANTHRACTTF. HOUSE AND STEAM COALS ALWA I. STOCK. Telephone No. 143. Price list on application [13496 pUGSLEY & SON 24, WATERLOO STREET FOR GLASS and pAPERHANQINGS ig- OF ALL KINDS. Telephone No. 211. 8618 or BICYCLES -in REDUCED. 5 We have ELEVEN BICYCLES (6 Ladies' and 5 Gents.') which we offer at exceptionally LOW PRICES. They are High-Grade Machines—Triumphs, Sunbeams, Royal Eagles, and Rovers—but have become slightly shop-soiled. We have now so Reduced the Prices that they will speedily pass into other hands, and make the purchasers proud of their bargains. Or JENKINS & CO., -» IV Ironmongers$Cycle Agents, WF (V 89, OXFORD-ST. 10, PARK-ST. 0" SWANSEA. Telephone 199. JJANK AND OTHER HOLIDAYS. TO TEA PARTY MANAGERS, RESTAURANT PROVIDERS, AND PIC-NIC PROVIDERS. CAKE. CAKE. CAKE. J. H. THOMAS & CO.. GBOCKRS, BAKBRS & CONFKCTIONKBS, TEA EXCHANGE, STATION STREET, MAESTEG. CCRRANT CAKE, SEED CAKES, DELICIOUS SULTANAS. AAXFI.ES AND PRICKS ON APPLICATION. [097 BILLPOSTING. JgLOOB & CO., ADVERTISING CONTRACTORS AND BILL POSTERS. CHIEF AGENCY FOR WALES. All descriptions of Advertising Circular Distribution, Ac., promptly attended Office-.—20, CALVERT-STREET SWANSEA THB Swansea DISTRICT BILLPOSTING AND ADVERTISING COMPANY OFFICES GOAT-STREET, SWANSEA. THE UNIVERSAL BILL POSTING CO. RENT THB LARGEST POSTING STATIONS In Swansea and surrounding District. ADDRESS -28, LOWER UNION STREET, SWANSEA XI EATfl & DISTRICT BILL-POSTING jJi COMPANY.—Late T. WALL. OFFICES ASSEMBLY ROOMS, NEATH. MANAaEB :—J. W. ROBINSON. ILessees and Proprietors of the Best Posting Stations in Neath and District. THE 4BERAVON & PORT TALBOT BILLPOSTING COMPANY UNDERTAKE BILLPOSTING AND ADVERTISING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES. MANAGER P. R. JAMES. THE MAESTEG AND DISTRICT i BILLPOSTING & ADVERTISING CO. MANAGER—MR. WM. DUPPLAW, 4, PARK-STREET, MAESTEG. Stations at Abergwynfi and C) mmer. N.B.—Members of the United Billposting Association. 1 PUBLIC NOTICES. QRAND THEATRE, SWANSEA. Mr. H. H. Morell, Mr. F. Mouillot and Messrs. David Allen & Sons, Proprietors. MONDAY, MAY 14th, 1900, Mr. W. J. LANCASTER'S No. 1 Company, in THE PRIVATE SECRETARY. To commence at 7.30. Box plan at Gwynne Brader's, 17, Heathfield-street. MISS MAUDE MARSHALLSAY'S GRAND BENEFIT CONCERT (Under the Patronage of Miss St. Leger Grenfell) ALBERT HALL, SWANSEA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 16TH, 1900. Artistes: Miss MAUDE MARSH ALLS AT, Mezzo-Soprano. Miss FLOBKNCB Moss, Violiniste. Miss MAT MUCKLB, Violoneelliste. Mr. W. H. JONES, Elocutionist. Miss FLORENCE FRICKBR, A.R.A.M., A.R.C.M., Pianiste. MASKELYNE & COOKB'S ANIMATED WAR PHOTOGRAPHS, From the Egyptian Hall. Doors Open at 7.30 p.m.; Commence at 8 o'clock; Carriages at 10.15 p.m. Reserved Seats, 5s.; Second Renerved Seats, 3s.; Balcony, 2s.; Admission, Is. Tiokets may be obtained at Messrs. THOMPSON & SHACXBLL. [0149 EXCURSIONS. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY- EXCURSION will run as under: THURSDAY, MAT 17th, Half-Day Trip to CARMARTHEN and TENBY. from Neath, Swansea, Ac. For time*, bookings from other stations, Week- and Excursions, Ac., see bills and pamphlets. 0147J J. L. WILKINSON, General Manager. PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS. GLYNCORRWG SCHOOL BOARD. WANTED for the Abergwnfi Infants' School TWO FEMALE ASSISTANT TEACHERS, Article 50. Salary JE55 per annum, rising by annual increments of L2 10s. to a maximum of JMO. Applications, stating age, qualifications and past experience, together with copies of three recent testimonials, to be sent to the undersigned immediately. CUTHBERTSON A POWELL, Clerks to the Board. Water-street, Neath, 24th April, 1900. [0135 QLYNCORRWG SCHOOL BOARD. WANTED for the Cymmer Mixed School a FEMALE ASSISTANT TEACHER, Article 68. Salary £ 30 per annum, rising by annual increments of R,5 to a maximum of JE45. Applications, stating age, qualifications and past experience, together with copies of three recent testimonials, to be sent to the undersigned immediately. CUTHBERTSON A POWELL, Clerks. Water-street, Neath, • 2nd May, 1900. [0134 H. Stone, WINE AND SPIRIT MERCHANT, NEATH. Detailed Price List an Application, Telegraphic Address; II STONE, NEATH." pREVENT JEYERS BT USING CALVERT'S 15% CARBOLIC POWDER to destroy bad odours and to keep away inseete, The most effective preparation. £ 1 & 2 lb. Dredgers, 6d., la., A Is. 6d. each, at Chemists, Grocers, Stores, Ac. F. C. CALTBRT AND CO., P.O. Box 513, MANCHMTM.
MANAGEMENT OF SWANSEA MARKET. SEVERE CRITICISM. At the ordinary meeting of the General Pur- poses Committee of the Swansea Corporation on Wednesday (Mr. Morgan Tutton presiding) a sub- committee reported on a system it had introduced for giving reoeipts for market tolls. Mr. Morgan Hopkin at once produced a specimen of the receipts and condemned the mode in terms which led the chairman to strongly protest and to de- mand an adjournment for the attendance of the market manager who, he said, would at once con- vince the committee of the satisfactory character of the system adopted. Mr. Hopkin made a counter demand, and quite a stormy scene resulted. Eventually, on the vote being put, the committee declared against the adjournment. Then Mr. Hopkin proposed that the subject be referred back to the committee, and that the Town Clerk be requested to get statements from Birmingham, London, Cardiff, Newport, and other Corporations as to the manner in which they COD. duct their business in this particular matter. Dr. Rawlings supported, and the motion was carried unanimously. It was decided to vote JE50 for the Hospital, the sum being voted as an addition to the Mayor's salary. The sum of JE100 was voted in the same way towards the maintenance of a band to play in the parks during the summer months. A letter was read from the British Electric Traction Company stating that the conversion of the tramway system to electric traction was now almost completed, and that all they were waiting for before the public could use them was inspec- tion by the Board of Trade and the receipt of the necessary certificate. This was expected by the end of the present month. The Company asked that the opening should have the presence of the Mayor and Corporation. A motion was passed accepting the invitation.
GAS EXPLOSION.—On Monday night a rather serious ?as explosion took plaee at 41, Gorse-lane, the residence of Mr. W. Slater. It appears that Mr. Fort Slater and Mr. J. 0. Workman (the son and son-in-law of the occupant) detected an escape of gas as they were about to retire for the night. They at once turned off the gas at the meter, and then with a light went into the back parlour to investigate, when a sharp explosion 4 occurred. The door was blown off the hinges, the glass smashed, and the furniture damaged, while the two gentlemen received slight injuries. 1 UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENTS.—A conference on the above-named question was held in the University College, Cardiff, on Saturday, when there were present respesentatives of the Guild of Graduates, and of the Old Students' 1 Association of the three Welsh University I Colleges, and others. Resolutions were passed in < favour of the formation of an association for the 1 promotion of settlement work, and also of the f establishment of a University Settlement at 1 Cardiff. The question of an executive was also a dealt with. Mr. S. J. Morgan, Cardiff, was in I the chair. 1
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. VORK-PLACE BAPTIST CHAPEL SUNDAY SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY. SUNDAY, MAY 13TH. REV. THOS. POLLARD will preach at 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. CHILDREN'S SERVICE at 3—Rev. J. W. CAUSTON will give an Address. Chairman, Mr. D. ROSSER. Collections for School Funds. [13812-11-5 rjlERRACE ROAD C.M. CHAPEL. HALF-YEARLY SERVICES will be held on SUNDAY, MAY 13th, 1900, when the REV. D. M. REES will preach at 11 a.m., 3 and 6.30 p.m. Special Hymns and AnthQms by the Choir. Collections will be made at each of the Services. "F ROM THE STAGE A TO THE CROSS." LECTURE on MONDAY EVENING NEXT, in SIIAFTESBURY HALL, ST. HELBN'S-ROAD, by MR. HENRY THANE, Evangelist, London. Free Tickets of admission from Mr. F. BONNETT, Chemist, Heathfield-st. TELEPHONE—NUMBER 36. TELEGRAMS Cambrian Newspaper, Swans ea TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Delivered in Town Is. 3d. per quarter Post Free (United Kingdom) Is. 9d. „ „ (Foreign) 2s. 6d. „ Payable in advance. ADVERTISEMENTS received at the Offices, Ne. 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.
Vhc Cambrian. FRIDAY, MAY 11, 1900. REFORM AT LAST. Few towns have more cause to lament the imbecility of the Borough Funds Act, 1872, than Swansea. It contributed as much as anything to the 1088lof the Triple Scheme, and an examination of the Corporation records would prove that only too frequently has it helped the town to make costly mis- takes. The wonder is that the Act has been allowed to stand for so long without amend- ment and improvement. British legislators, whether they be Conservatives or Liberals, are slow to move, especially when there is no popular conscience to stimulate them. But there is an end to all things, even to the patience of municipal corporations. The obsolete Borough Funds Act, 1872, is to be amended. Sir Albert Rollit, who delivered a capital apeech at the Free Library on the occasion of the visit to Swansea of the Incorporated Law Society a couple of years ago—Sir Albert Rollit is the recognised mouthpiece of the municipalities in Parlia- ment—and a few days ago, on his motion, a Bill for amending the Act of 1872 was read a second time and referred to the Stauding Committee on Law. In the interests of local government the reform now promised does not make its appearance in the legisla- ture any too soon. The wonder is that a piece ot statecraft which, by its patent and ludicrous absurdities is a perpetual satire upon the sonree of its being, has not before this undergone the process cf translation into a form reasonably consistent with human intelligence. We are indebted to the Borough Funda Act for the statutory towns' meet- ing," and how many have been held in Swansea, and how interesting and absurd they have been, we will not endeavour to explain. It is significant that in the discus- sion in the House of Commons none had the courage, or apparently the desire to resist the amending measure. Of course, the prin- ciple of referendum in regard to local affairs of the lirot magnitude—aSairs, that ia, involving the promotion or opposition of a Bill in Parliament-is obviously sound. But it is a travesty of that principle to vest, aa does the existing law, in every individual ratepayer the right of demanding a poll, and thus of involving a community, whose feeling may be overwhelmingly in favour of the object challenged,in considerable ex- pense. Where there is a legitmate wish for it, a poll is necessary as the only means of definitely ascertaining public opinion and it may be taken for granted that the pro- posed amendment, by which the requisition of at least a huudred ratepayers would be required to give validity to the demand, will be adhered to. The disappearance of the public meetings and the substitution of a system of advertising, constitute a point on which criticism has fastened and if the Bill in its final stage reflects the views gene- rally expressed on the second reading, it would appear to be probable that the towns' meetings will be retained. The experience of the ratepayers of Swansea on the futility of these conclaves would make them hope, we should imagine, that such will not be the case .More vital, however, than changes in the referendum is the new principle that an omnibus Bill may be submitted to the rate- payers in parte. The Triple Scheme was an Omnibus Bill. Unfortunately, it was over- burdened, and small issues were allowed to over-cloud the larger issues. If the new principle referred to be agreed upon-and as to that we do not entertain any doubt.- a voter would not be compelled to accept or reject the Bill as a whole, but the poll would be so taken as to permit of discrimination between the selection of the main divisions embraced by the measure. Such elasticity would often prove of advantage. But whereas proposals of a popular kind are now sometimes made to serve as the pretext for the securing of more valuable and necessary powers which, to the thoughtless, have a savour of tyranny, and taken by themselves would be resisted, the selective method, despite its inherent reasonableness, might be practically mischievous in working.
BENEFIT CONCERT IN SWANSEA.—Under the patronage of Miss St. L-ger Grenfell, Miss Maude Marshallsay's benefit concert will be held at the Albert Hall, on Wednesday, May 16th.— The artistes will be Miss Marshallsay, mezzo- soprano, Miss Florence Moss, violinist, Miss May Mnckle, violincellist, Mr. W. H. Jones, eloculionist, and Miss Florence Fricker, A.R.A. M., A.R.C.M., pianist. Maskelyne & Cook's animated War Photographs, ft om the Egyptian Hall, will be shown. A rich musical treat is an- ticipated, and we would advise the prompt pur- 1 chase of tickets.—See advt. NEW BUSINESS OPENED.—MR. D. THOMAS, JEWELLER, &C.—Mr. David Thomas, late with Mr. Wm. Williams, Castle-street, has opened business at 6, Castle-street (corner of Temple- street), as watchmaker, jeweller, silversmith and optician.—He has a fine assortment of wedding, keeper and engagement rings. The handsome keeper and engagement rings. The handsome salvers recently presented to Alderman Howel Watkins and Mr.Thomas Yorath, by the scholars and teachers of Mount Pleasant Chapel and Hafod Sunday Schools were supplied by Mr. D. Thomas, and are now on view in his shop window.
NOTES & NOTIONS. Single is each man born into the world single he dies; single he receives the reward of his good deeds, and single the punishment of his evil deeds. When he dies his body lies like a fallen tree upon the earth, but his virtue accompanies his soul. Wherefore let man harvest and garner, so that he may have an inseparable companion in traversing that gloom ichich is so hard to be traversed.— MANC THE LAWGIVER. BADEN-POWELL.. One word of this weary war All our hearts are waiting for, Of the hero, England bore, Kind and gay: The soul so calm whate'er befalls it For no peril yet appals it. And his priceless toil, he calls it Holiday. Half an endless j ear ago, He was left amidst the foe, With some thousand men or so, As their chief. For his country's arms miscarried, And across the desert arid Many a tedious noonday tarried The relief. But he knew his masters well; And Eot fortune, nor Pall-mall, That is paven. smooth as Hell, No man's word Trusted he, but God who made him, And his own good sword, to aid him; And the soldiers that obeyed him Like his sword. EDWARD SYDNEY TYLEE. —" Spectator." • Sir John Llewelyn's banquet to the mem- bers of the Swansea Football Club, in recog- nition of the championship won by the first fifteen under Mr. Bancroft's capable cap- taincy, was a great success. A most recherche menu was provided, and nothing was stinted even in the best of wines. Sir John made an ideal chairman, and he delivered a highly interesting and instructive speech, whicn was listened to with deep attention. The worthy Baronet of Penllergaer is a 1 A. X_1 _1 Keen. Bporvainaii: lie taxrb. a able interest in the doings of the All Whites," and he attends at the St. Helen's Field at every opportunity. To entertain the victorious footballers at so sumptuous a banquet was a thoughtful and generous act, and it has further cemented, if possible, the good relations between Sir John and the members and friends of the Swansea Football and Cricket Club in particular, and all interested in sport in general. Mr. T. R. W. Mason is a candidate for the I vacancy on the Harbour Trust, caused by the lamented death of Mr. Albert Mason. He was a candidate at the last ordinary election, when Mr. George E. Cook, Mr. Graham Vivian, Mr. Roger Beck and the late Mr. Mason were returned. Mr. T. R. W. Mason has been intimately acquainted with the trade of the port for nearly thirty years, he is tho head of an important firm, and he possesses pronouncedly progressive views. Mr. W. Weaver, of the important firm of Messrs. Weaver and Co., is also a candidate, and there is a strong feeling at the docks in his favour. www We have reason to believe that Mr. C. H. Glascodine, barrister-at-law, and deputy Clerk of Arraigns, will succeed Col. Morgan as President of the Royal Institution of South Wales. The annual meeting will be held some time this month. There would be a very special fitnew in the election of Mr. C. H. Glascodine. He is a member of one of the oldest and most respected Swansea families, and his life has been devoted to the study of the arts and sciences which it is the mission of the Royal Institution to popularise. The Institution has done really excellent work. It has bten the means of spreading the in- fluence of culture in our midst during the last half century, and to-day, despite the many state-aided institutions that have sprung up, it is as useful as ever. The R.I.S.W. was established by the most dis- tinguishel body of gentlemen our town ever gave birth to. One of them was the late Sir W. R. Grove, the discoverer of the Correla- tion of the Physical Forces. A faithful servant at the Institution is Mr. Evan Lewis, who has been Curator for over thirty years. www The many friends of Mr. A. Thomas, B.A. (Oxon) and of University Hospital, London, will be pleased to learn that a fortnight ago I he won a gold medal at the hospital in open competition in medicine, as well as a prize of B25 in medical books and instruments. Mr. Thomas is a son of Mrs. John Thomas, Duke- street, Morriston. WWW At the banquet given last week to Mr. Marchant Williams at the Hotel Cecil, London, in honour of his appointment as Stipendiary of Merthyr and Aberdare, "he following local gentlemen were present: — Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn, Bart., M.P., Sir Lewis Morris, J.D.D.L. (Carmarthen), Messrs. D. Brynmor Jones, Q.C., Mr. William Williams, Macsygwernen Hall; T. Williams, junior, ditto; W. Llewelyn Williams. Among those who were unable to be present, and who sent congratulatory letters were the Duke of Devonshire, K.G., Mr. A. J. Balfour, M.P., Sir J. J. Jenkins, M.P., and Mr. Bowen Row- lands (Recorder of Swansea). Lord Justice Vaughan-Williams presided, and he propose the health of the guest, who, in responding, said that his new duties would not eever his connection with Wales, but that he would do so much in the future as in the past. • • t At the International College of Music (Swansea Centre) the following pupils were successful: -Florence Parnell, of Port Teu- nant-road, passed in the Intermediate Divi- sion; Stanley Terry Owen, Cromwell-street, Mount Pleasant, and Fay Stacey, 2, Farm- lane, St. Thomas, passed in the Junior Divi- sion, with full marks (100); and Alice Phil- pin, of Middleton-street, passed in a credit- able manner. WWW The report of the Swansea Women's Liberal Association for 1899 has been issued. The President is Mrs. M. B. Williams Acting Vice-President, Mrs. Freeman Vice-Presidents, Mrs. Edith Reid and Mrs. Travers Wood Hon. Treasurer. Mrs. Edith Reid Hon. Financial Secretary, Mrs. Wiu. Davies Hon. Secretary, Miss Lallie G. Davies. The committee is composed of Miss Brock, Mrs. Cleeves, Mrs. Sydney G. Davies, Mrs. Rachel Griffiths, Mrs. Rebecca Harris, Mrs. Lilian A. Knight, Mrs. Lewis Lewis, Mrs. Meyler, Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Norton, Mrs. Noah Owen, Mrs. C. H. Perkins, Miss Prust, Mrs. W. H. Paton, Miss Rodnell, Mrs. S. E. Smith, Mrs. Salmon, Mrs. Seyler, Mrs. Lleufer Thcmas, Mrs. S. P. Wills, and Mrs. Emily Williams. Tha objects of the Associa- tion shall be to promote Liberal principles, to secure Parliamentary Franchise for Women, to diffuse knowledge on political questions of general and local interest among the Women of Swansea." The members also H desire to ure our ?nfluenc5 to promote Temperanca, Truth and Morality in our re- presentatives, Repression of Bribery and In- timidation, Absolute religicus equality, and Equal Justice for all, rich and poor, men and women." Who shall say that women are cot ambitious and zealous after this ? w < And what does the secretary, in her report, say ? That the year, which has been so gloomy in the political world, has been marked in y°ur Association by increased activity." Then we are told the nature of the increased activity. Mrs. Freeman, Mrs. Emily Williams, Mrs. Mayne and Mrs. Harvey wore chosen as delegates to represent the Association at the Liberal Federation meetings in London in May last year. During the winter various entertainments were held at the Shaftesbury Hall. On October 20 a most enjoyable musical and dramatic pro- gramme was carried out by Mr. and Mrs. Cleeves and friends, amongst whom were Mrs. Seyler and Miss Olive Madge, and Messrs. A. Thomas Henderson and Cleeves." On December 11th Mrs. Lleufer Thomas gave a most interesting and instructive address on. Some Impressions of South Africa,' a subject peculiarly attractive at the present crisis in the history of your coun- try." At this mesting. too, Miss Brock re- cited the Absent-Minded Beggar," and 14s. 6d. was collected for the Mayor's War Fund. Other meetings were held, and the cecretary concludes her report thus: — A very great effort has been made to make the meetings of your Association frequent and interesting, but tho Secretary feels that her effoits have not been sufficiently seconded by individual members, and the attendance has not been so good as she had hoped to see. She trusts, however, that the next session may see a marked improvement in this re- spect, and that the members may shew, by thoir presence, that their interest in the life of their Association is real and earnest." The vacancies on the Committee, caused by tho resignation of Mrs. Thomas Jones and Mrs. Samuel Owen, were filled by the electioa of their Association is real and earnest." The vacancies on the Committee, caused by the resignation of Mrs. Thomas Jones and Mrs. Samuel Owen, were filled by the electioa of Mrs. Lleufer Thomas and Mrs. Emma Jones. The tragic death of Mr. Geo. Sims, divi- sional traffic manager of the Great Western Raitway from Bridgend to Milford, came as a painful shock to South and West Walians. He was a most estimable gentleman, and won the confidence of all with whom he came in contact. He filled an important position with much tact and ability, and he was held in high esteem at Paddington. Appointments have the same influence upon the members of the Swansea Corpora- tion that a magnet has upon a needle. They attract. A meeting of the Works and Sani- tary Committee was held on Tuesday, when the appointment of a meat and veterinary inspector "as discussed. The attendance of members was unusually large, but alas! the question was postponed till Monday. Then we may expect another great gathering. This straining after gnats and swa; towing camels is very pitiable. It is a serious re- flection on the civic patriotism and indepen- dc-ncc of the Corporation. Members frequent- ly haggle long and earnestly about pennies. They are indifferent, silent, or conspicuous by their absence, when pounds are at stake. When will an improvement set in? # # # The annual meeting of the Cwmdonkin Shelter will be held on Monday, May 21st. This institution is doing excellent work, thanks to the largeness of heart and zeal of Mrs. Ebenezer Davies. It is to be hoped there will be a large attendance at the annual meeting, for the Shelter deserves generous support. It supplies a keenly-felt want. • • • Master D. J. Thomas, the boy-vocalist, is becoming quite a favourite. He has an ex- cellent tenor voice, a good manner, and he sings with intelligence. But we fear he is being spoiled. He is too young and his voice too good that he should be allowed to appear in public so often. The boy deserves to be saved from his friends. w«w Miss Maggie Jones is not only an accom- plished musician, a sweet singer, and a capable teacher, but she is a ruler and leader of children. Few could have trained and controlled the children at last week's charity and patriotic concert as she did. It was a great success in every way, and the little ones are as proud of the fact as the teacher. Uncle Robin," who has nearly a thousand nephews and nieces—members of the Dicky Bird Society—offered a handsome prize for the best report of tho concert. Out of a large number Uncle Robin" has chosen four of the competitions, which will be found in our Children's Column. The prize is awarded to Miss Catherine Walters, aged 13. but consolation prizes will be given to Miss Kate Williams, aged 15; Miss Emily Watkins, aged 13, and Miss Florrie Thomas, aged 13. 0 WWW The 40th annual prize meeting of the I Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteer Association will be held at Mariram Park on Tnesdav. 5th June, and two following days. A Capital programme has been drawn up, and there should be some very good contests. The prize-givers include the Marquesa of Bute, Miss Talbot, Messrs. R. B. and Sidney Byass and Co., Lord Windsor, Mr. Gregory and the Association. The Talbot" memorial prize, JE:120, and the champion silver medal of the Association, Lord Windsor's grand aggregate prizes, JS55, and bronze medals of the National Rifle Association, etc., will, we have no doubt, be spiritedly competed for. The Com- mittee of the Association consists of Lord Windsor, Major Bell, Lieut. Ivor Bowen, Capt. Coath, Private G. Game, Major Dowdes- well, Major J. J. David, Lieut. Evan Daviee, Lieut. Harris, Private W. H. Hinton, Capt. Knox, Lieut. G. Knott, Lieut. Hunter, Major Langdon, Capt. McGaul, Quarter-Master Sergt. Perkins, Sergt. J. T. Starkey, Lieut.- Col. Trick, Lieut. 1. G. Thomas, Major Bruce Vaughan, Capt. the Hon. Odo Vivian, Capt. H. C. Vivian, Sergt. Thomas Williams, and Sergt. J. Tacker Williams. w w < The Committee of the Glamorganshire Rifle Volunteer Association state in the annual report that it is a matter of great satisfaction to be able to report that the affairs of the Association are altogether in a far more satisfactory state than they were last year." During last autumn strenuous efforts were made to place the object for unfortunate financial position, before th-j which the Association was started, and its county generally, and most of the leading residents were communicated with by the secretary. The appeal was not made in vain. The best thanks of the Committee have been accorded to our secretary, Lieut. George Knott, for the eminent services rendered by him during the past year, also to Major Bruce Vaughan, 3rd V.B. Welsh Regiment, Cardiff, for the generous manner in which he has so successfully worked in the interests of the Association. Col. Trick has again been good enough to consent to place his revolver targets at the service of the Association during the prize meeting in June." w < w 1 The trade of Swansea harbour continues to improve. Hardly a month passes by with- out the Trustees receiving fresh evidence of the necessity of a dock capable of accomodat- ing the largest vessels afloat or on the stocks. And it is quite in consonance with the spirited policy pursued of late to find the Trustees determined to spare no effort to provide such a dock at the earliest oppor- tunity. As we have before stated, there is every probability of a Bill being promoted in Parliament in the spring of 1901. The officials are even now busily preparing details, etc., and, of course, the bulk of the work falls upon Mr. Schenk and his department. Mr. Griffith Thomas, the chairman, has his heart in the scheme; he has kept it well before the public eye, and he has on every occasion sought to show how necessary it is to Swan- sea's future. A nation's docks are the con- duits through which the trade of the country passes. Once let the pipe at this or that port get in bad order, become too narrow for the traffic, or too expensive in the use, and the flowing trade will inevitably dwindle and decline; it will find its way to ports at which it meets with no obstruction. To haug back in the matter of dredging of the navigable channel, to allow the dock facilities to drop behind, is to impede the flow of trade. Con- versely, to spend freely, or even lavishly, on the approaches to the docks, to bring old docks up to date, generally to increase the accommodation for shipping, and to provide sheds and cranes equal to the needs of modern vessels, is to reap a certain reward in the patronage given to the port. Swansea H now reaping that reward, but we have arrived at a stage when it becomes our bounden duty to provide for the large vessels that are being built every year. And none recognise this *act more than Mr. Griffith Thomas, Mr. Law, Mr. Schenk and the others, in whose hands are placed the interests of the harbour. The rr.ammoth Great* Eastern," forty years ago a wonder of the world, if she were afloat to-day would be but a large ship amongst other huge ships. Her size has been reached by steady growth, and in a year or two will bo surpassed, without much notice of the fact. The new ships and the navigable channels confront one another. Are you going to get any deeper to allow of our growth ?" say the ships; or must we go to another port?" Similarly they say to the docks. Your sheds and your cranes, which may have been good enough for the cargoes carried a quarter of a century ago, are now altogether behind the timos; are you going to supply up-to-date sheds and cranes, or muat we go to some other port?" These are questions which are being put silently to every port, and every one answers in its own way-with a point of the finger at the figure- spotted chart of the entrance or river, showing a steady and progressive deepening of the channel; a wave of the hand at new dock works, at double-storey sheds and rows of waiting cranes; or, on the other hand, with a despondent shake of the head or shrug of the shoulders. The fact is, that it is only in recent times that ports and docks have opened their eyes to the increasing demands of shipping; they have more or less been taken by surprise, and in all directions there is to be observed a feverish desire to atone for past neglect. It is because of this fever- ish anxiety that it behoves Swansea to be on the qui rive, and not to lag a minute behind the times. As the Harbour Trustees are alive to their responsibilities, we need look to the future with every confidence. < < A few seasons ago the children at the Home for Orphan and Friendless Girls were taken to Mumbles for a month. A beautifully- situated house between Langland and New- ton was kindly placed at their disposal. The girls enjoyed the change, and it did them much good. They are now wondering whether a similar treat is in store for them this season. If any lady or gentleman is desirous of helping our orphan girls in this way, they should communicate as early as possible with Miss Walliker, the Matron, o. Mr. Isaac Gale, High-street. The children do no harm to the houses they occupy. A local gentleman recently wrote Miss Walliker, my experience is that instead of doing the promises any harm they do them a great deal of good; they (the children) are so scrupulous- ly clean and careful, and I consider it a favour confeired to let the children occupy one." • • favour confeired to let the children occupy one." Llandilo is doing nobly in the cause of Tommy Atkins. It has not only supplied a goodly nmber of volunteers, but has sub- scribed generously to the patriotic funds, Lord Dynevor and Col. J. Crow Richardson being very conspicuous. Thus is Llandilo sustaining its military and philanthropic traditiom. In the days of old, when the bulk of the landed property in South Wales be- longed to the Dynevor family, it is said that —-—— the heads of this family between them could raise no fewer than 40,000 men for the field. It was Sir Rhys ap Thomas, a scion of the house of Dynevor, too, who dealt the mortal stroke to Richard III. on the field of Bos- worth, and he, more than any other man, was instrumental in rendering possible the acces- sion of Henry Tudor to the English Throne. We are face to face with a serious crisis in the tinplate trade of South Wales. A general strike is threatened, aLd just at present there EeelUS little promise of it being averted. The c men seem as determined as the masters, and all tho discussions and negotiations of the past month or so resulted in a deadlock on Tuesday. It may be remembered that origin- ally the men demanded an advance of 15 per cent., but subsequently they expressed their willingness to accept a 5 per cent, increase. The employers refused to grant this, and offered a 2j per cent, increase. As the result, a strike is threatened. The men, it appears, base their claims on the following grounds: —(1) The present abnormally high market price of tinplates; (2) The operatives, having suffered reductions in bad times, are now en- titled to participate in the advantages of good times; (3) The steelworkers in South Wales did not suffer so much during the late de- pression of labour at the tin mills, and yet have received an advance in wages of 17! per cent., and (4) There is no important industry in this country but its labour has participa- ted in the benefits of the trade revival. The case for the employers is summed up in the statement that for the advances in the cost of raw materials, particularly tin and steel, no adequate advance in the selling price of tinplates has been obtainable, and this cir- cumstance precludes any large increase in wages at the present time. During the past nine months there has been an increase in the cost of raw materials of from 50 to 100 per cent., and steel, which in June last might ha/ve been bought at E4 10s. per ton, is now quoted at 97 5s. At the present price of raw materials tinplates, the makers contend, are not produced at a profit. It is difficult for the layman to thoroughly grasp the situation, but it is generally hoped a solution of th* difficulty will bo arrived at, and a strike averted. The annual banquet of the Swansea and Neath Incorporated Law Society, on Juna 30th, promises to be a great success. A large and important gathering is anticipated. Mr. Justice Grantham, who will preside over the Swansea Summer Assizes, and the Lord Chief Justice will be proeent. w t The discussion at Wednesday's meeting of the General Purposes Committor Was most unseemly. Petty personalities, Duerile wrang- ling and contemptuous smiles and sneers marked almost every speech. And Mr. Tutton was the worst offender. Now Mr. Tutton is one of the ablest public men in Swansea, and he exercises considerable in- fluence in the Council Chamber. A con- tinuance of his prese'lt high-handed conduct will lose him many good friends, and lessen his power and usefulness as a member of the Corporation. He is playing into the hand6 of those who would gladly see him occupying a fubordinate position. < < w Alderman Leeder's selection for the vacant Coronership has occasioned much surprise iø Swansea. It shows he is veiy popular amonff the Corporation members. It is stated that neither Dr. Rawlings nor Mr. Talfourd Stride had applied for the position, and for that reason the first named intends, we under- stand, re-opening the question at next week's meeting of the Council, by which time he will have sent in his application. This course he is urged to adopt by many influential friends, who feel that the General Purposes Commit- tee have not made a wise selection. Alder- man Leedcr has a strong following, and many of his colleagues regard him as an almost ideal public representative. Others again hold different views. However, the question will in all probability be discussed at some length next week. w An excellent series of geological, botanical and archeological excursions have been arranged by the Swausea Scientific Society for the coming season. Mr. W. Terrill, the hon. sec., has worked most zealously to make the programmes varied and attractive, and in this he has succeeded. Penllergaer, Gower.. Scutherdown and Bridgend, Cray, Penwyllt, etc., will be visited, and important papery read. Those desirous to take part in these highly enjoyable and instructive ex- cursions should communicate with Mr. Ter- rill, St. George's-terrace, or the Royal Insti- tution of South Wales. • • • Mr. P. G. lies, one of tho best known, and most respected tradesmen in Swansea, hae been elected President of the Grocers' Asso- ciation. Mr. Iles takes a keen and intelli- gent interest in municipal affairs, and he is imbued with that civic patriotism which it lacking in so many of our burgesses. Mr. Isaac Gale, another very successful and enterprising grocer and general dealer, has been added to the list of V ice-Presidents, The Grocers' Association has decided to peti- tion the G.W.R. Co. to provide a refrigerat- ing car for the convayance of Irish butter from Milford to Swansea. • • • Mr. Tutton is determined to bolster up tl»* present financial administration of tb" Swansea Market. He adopts a don't-toucb' me attitude, and repudiates with scorn the idea that theprinciple of no receipts is bad. Whatever Mr. Tutton may say, the principle is bad, and it is simply astounding that the Corporation tolerate it for a week. That so experienced and shrewd a business man ae Mr. Tutton should associate himself with the system is really inexplicable. Is it because the system is attacked by Mr. Morgan Hopkin ? II Alderman Aeron Thomas, Mr. R. Martin, Alderman Howel Watkins, or any other member had sought for reform in the financial management of the market, they would have been successful long ere this. But because the would-be reformer is Mr. Morgan Hopkin, the system, rotten though it be, 16 tolerated. We assure Mr. Tutton he is doing himself no good by the stiff attitude he has thought fit to adopt in this matter. The sooner he unbends and agrees to ordin- ary business methods, the better for himself and the market. • e e When all the books on the war in South Africa are let loose on the world. anA of the most piquant will be that by Mr. Winstott Spencer Churchill, the oldest son of the late Lord Randolph Churchill, and one of the war correspondents of The Morning Post." We give Mr. Churchill his full name, because there is another Mr. Winston Churchill in the public eye, though the latter, who is it successful novelist, and author of Richard Carvel," is better known in his own country, America, than in these islands. Our Mr. Winston S. Churchill is one of the most ver- satile young men before the public to-day- He ha3 loomed largely in the newspapers of late by reason of his plucky conduct, would be inclined to Bay hiB dare-devil experiences in South Africa. But the fact is, Mr. Winston Spencer Churchill is brave end fearless in. spite of himself. He jIJ essentially the son of his father, and it i* said of him that it is his ambition to follow as closely as possible in his sire'e footsteps. From which it may be concluded that it is not as a military expert, war correspondent, journalist or novelist, that he desires to be known to the world, but as a statesman. Already he promises to become a more suc- cessful speaker than his father. There is, however, yet time for him to dash a little more about the world; he is only twenty six* Mr. Robert Buchanan is ever at it. People are still talking about his article in The Contemporary Review," in which he reviewed Rudyard Kipling's Stalky and Co. making the book the peg for tome observations on what he terms The Voice of the Hooligan." There is not a more serious literary critic in England than this successful poet, dramatist, novelist, journalist and — slasher. Mr. Buchanan slashes with the same vigour which marked the Edinburgh Review lit the days of Jeffrey—with this difference: there is no personal animus in his on- slaughts. It may not be pleasant to those of the Kipling cult to see the author of The Absent-Minded Begcar" described as H the poet of the banjo But Mr. Buchanall means what he writes, and whether we agree with him or not, wa must admit that he almost invariably gives reasons for the faith that is in him. Besides, the author of "The Shadow of the Sword may well be allowed a little latitude. Think of it he has been a worker in literature since the early sixties and therefore belong-i to a school of authors of which we may well feel proud, Sala he knew well Dickens he knew and worked for. What an interesting book of reminis- ccnces he could write! Robt. Buchanan knoW-if what it is to work and struggle, to struggle ond work. All the Year Round" was the first publication to print his early work but it is so long ago that he cannot remember what was paid him. He does remember, however, that in those early struggling darø he wrote for The Athenaeum," and that he received a remuneration at the rate of half' a,-guinea a column. The other day a medical paper gravely discussed the fighting properties of jam. has other properties, however, which shou'^ be more generally known. It lends i^ to profit-sharing. Who has not heard of the great preserve works of Mr. W. P. Hartley* J.P., at Aintree, Liverpool, where for year#