t ^vEije 19ort'£J Corner. A LITTLE CHEED. The one fai-e word of lire- is 7chaho-l. The glory is not departed: They lie who say it. being heavy-hec.rted. The glorv was here; the glory is hid wi'.h. God. All glories that we lose, or we forego Some day shall find us, this I surety knov. I I All lost and lovely things of long- ago, Whose living fire grew cold Upon the altars that we built of old, Shall come and warm ngain. The grey and empty places of our pain; Visible gods and fair Breathing immortal promise in the air. That, being past sunset, lets all colours 60. Gladness and sadness that we put away, And every dim belief of yesterday For which we do not pray, Orown old and cold and tired with long desire— Grown stiff with kneeling in a winter's night In the ghost-ridden place of old cte::ght, Blowing the ashes gray Of youth's extinguished fire; Grace that we dare not hope for, Good that vre blindly grope for— A sweet and piteous host Of lovelinesses lost. NORA HOPPER.
SWANSEA. THE ROYAL JUBILEE METAL EXCHANGE (INCORPORATED). At the weekly 'Change, on Tuesday afternoon, j there were present ;-Messrs, Roger Beck (Gower- ton), J. S. Lester (Carmarthen), F. F. Card (Briton Ferry), S. Williams (Pontardulais), "Vi m. Davis (Ebbw Vale Co.), R. Peregrine (Briton Ferry), P. B. Mainwariug (R. Gilchrist and Co.), G. H. SLrick (Gurnos Co.), J. H. Thomas (Llanelly), LI. Davies (Albion), Thos. Davies (Cambria1), E. Harris (Teilo), J. J. Mitchell (Swansea), H. V. Witts (J. Watson and Co.), S. N. McNaught (J. Watson and Co.), W. J. Onions (Pontnewynydd), E. LI. Daniel (Cwmfelin), R. W. Evans (Llanelly), D. M. Giasbrook, J. T. Davies (Blaenavon Co.), R. Hardy, W. Rees (Glanaman), J. H. Strick (f'ardonnel), W. E. Lewis (Bryn- ofwyn), F. K. Clegg (F. S. Saunders and to.), T. Herschell Jones, C. G. Biggs J Bangham (Barrow Hematite Co.), Goo. Smith, L. B. Barlow, W. H. Jenkins E. P. Jones, F. H. Pound (Midland Co.), W. Bnckland (Morriston), E. Ball, W. D. Rees (Morriston), G. W. Davey, W Lean, E. Roberts (Lilleshall Co.), H. S. Sutton (Neath), T. G. Davies (Foxhole), Daniel Williams (Nevill Druce and Co.), E. Forester, J. Thomas (Llangennech), R. Rosser (Cilfriw), Thomas Freeman (Clayton), C. E. and H. M. Peel, S. Stevens, J. Corfield (Dillwyn and Co.), O. H. Thomas (Llanelly), F. Smitti (London and North-Western Railway), J. Williams (Clayton), F. W. Mortimer (Midland Railway), T. Gwynne (Briton Ferry), J. Probert (Port Talbot Railway and Dock Co.), E. Breffit (Cardiff), F. R. Phillips (Ynismudw). SWANSEA, Tuesday, May 3, 1900. PIG IRON MARKET.—The Pig Iron market has fluctuated somewhat during the week, leaving off to-day at lid. per ton in Scotch, 41d. per ton in Middlesboro'. and Is. 3Jd. per ton in Hematite, lower tban last week. Notwithstanding that the shipments of last week are less than those of the prior week, there i q, fnr'oiier reduction ot 10,710 tons in the stocks. There is no business to report, the market being somewhat flat. FINISHED lEOS AND STEEL.-There is no business to report in this branch of the trade. The Works are rally employed on old contracts, and the prices remain unaltered. TISPLATEs.-The shipments of plates during the past week have been less than the receipts from the Works, with a consequent increase in the stocks. New business appears to be sus- pended pending the settlement of the question of wages. PIG IRON.—Glasgow warrants, 718 6d, 71s 5d, 71s 7d, cash buyers. MIDDLSSBSO'.—No. 3,74s 7 £ d. Other numbers in proportion.. HEMATITE.—Warrants, 83s 6d, for mixed numbers, f .o.b. Cumberland, according to brand. WELSH HEMATITE.—Nos. 1, 2 and 3, 90s. WELSH BAKS, £ 9 10s Od to £ 9 12s 6d. Angles, Ac at usual extras, f.o.t. at works. SHEET IEON.— £ 11 28 6d to jEll 73 6d, f.o.t. at works. STEEL RAILS.—Heavy sections, £ 7 7s 6d to £,7 108 Od light do., X8 7s 6d to £8 10s Od, f.o.t.; sleepers, angles, channels, &c., according to section and specification. STEJlL SHEETS.— £ 11 Os Od to JE11 5s Od, with the usual extras for the higher gauges. BESSEMER STEEL.—Tinplate bars, jE7 5s Od. SIEMEN'S TINPLATE BARS.—Best, £7 7a 6d. All delivered in the district; nett cash. Billets and Blooms d, d Midlands, E7 15s Od to LS. TINPLATES.—Makers' quotations for Bessemer steel coke, 16s Od to 16s 3d; Siemens (coke finish) 16s 3d to 16s 6d ternes, per donble box, 28 by 20 C., 30s Od, 31s Od to 34s Od best charcoal 16s 6d to 17s Cd, according to finish of brand wasters, 6d to Is per box less than primes. Odd sizes usual extras. All delivered in Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea cash, less 3 and 1 per cent. Big sheets for galvanising, 6x3 X 30 gauge, £ 15 10s Od to L15 15s Od per ton, f.o.t. Finished back plate, JE12 10s Od to JE12 15s Od Cauada,s, E12 Os Od to per ton, f.o.t. Canadas, £ 12 0s Od to £ 12 2s 6d per ton, f.o.t. Galvanised sheets, 24 & £ 15 0s, 26 G., £ 16 0s.. The Swansea Harbour Trustees have furnished the following official return of tinplates reoaived from the works, shipped, and in stock Week ending Last week. Corresponding May 5, 1900. week last year. Boxes. Boxes. Boxes. Received 86,769 64,992 62,796 Shipped 64,409 113,091 39,520 In stock 236,239 213,879 249.438 1 .1 "1' T ORRR 1"3 J. Copper.—inui oars, x/o ias uu w V" uu. BLOCK TIN, il35 5s Od to £ 135 08 Od. SPELTER.— £ 21 17a 6d, per telegram received on 'Change. LEAD.—English, JE17 5a Od; Spanish, JE17 28 3d. ANTHRACITE COAL.-Best big vein, selected for malting purposes, 178 6d to 13s Od second quality, do., 15s Od to 15s 6d; ordinary large, according to quality, 13a Od to 13s 6d; rubbly culm, 10s Od to 10s 3d per ton. All delivered f.o.b. Swansea, cash 30 days, less 2i pec cent. STEAM COALS.—Large, 21s to 22s 6d; second quality do., 17a Od to 18s Od bunkers, according to quality, 168 Od to 16s 6d; small, 14s 6d to 15a Od per ton, delivered f.o.b. Swansea, cash 30 days, less 2 £ per cent. BITUMINOUS COALS.—Large (No. 3 Khondda); large (No. 2 Rhondda) thro' do.; small do., per ton, delivered f.o.b. Swansea, cash 30 days, lees 2\ per cent., according to arrangement. COKE —Best foundry, 32s 6d to 35s; furnace, 30a Od to 31s Od per ton, f.o.b. Swansea, cash 30 days, less 2 £ per cent. PATENT FUEL.—18a Od tc 20s 0d. IRON ORES.—Tafna (per Naylor, Benson and Co.), 20s. Rubio, 21a per ton, ex-ship cash, 30 days. PITWOOD.— 20a Od to 21a per ton into trucks, nett, cash 30 days.
SOUTH WALES INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERS. THE LATE MR. HORT HUXHAM. In our issue of last week we published a report of the important address delivered by the new President of the South Wales In- stitute of Engineers. The meeting was held at Cardiff. Mr. Henry K. Jordan, F.G.S., announced that since the last quarterly meeting their secretary, Mr. Hort Huxham, had died. Mr. Huxham had for many years faithfully, zealously, and efficiently performed the duties of his office. It was unanimously resolved, on the motion of Mr. H. K. Jordan, seconded by Mr. Henry W. Martin, to vote a sum of j6150, being the amount of one year's salary of the late secretary, to the two daughters of Mr. Huxham. It was announced that at a meeting of the Council Mr. T. Jones-Price, B.A., F.G.S., Cardiff, had been unanimously elected sec- retary of tho Institute. Mr. Jones-Price has been, a member of the Institute for nearly thirty years, and a member of the Council for more than twenty years. Tho following office-bcarers were elected for the year:-As vice-presidents. Mr. T. Hurry Riches, Cardiff, and Mr. Ithel Tre- harne Rees, Cardiff. As members of the Council, Mr. Robert Jordan, Newport; Professor A. C. Elliott. D.Sc., Cardiff; Mr. R. W. A. Southern, Cardiff; Mr. T. Jcnes- Price. Cardiff; Mr. W. Thomas, Gailvs, Aberdare; Mr. W. H. Massey, Twyford; and Mr. J. Dyer Lewis, H.M. assistant inspector of mines. „ j A hearty vote of thanks was passed to the retiring president, on the proposition of Mr. Thomas Evens, the incoming president, seconded by Mr. R. Laybourne, and suppor- ted by Mr. T. H. Deakm. Mr. Henry K. Jordan felicitously acknowledged the com- pliment.
"Honesty is the best policy"; which ac- counts for the high premium on it.
POLICE COURT. 1 FRIDAY. THEFT OF A GOLD RING. The only case of any importance that Messrs. Win. Law, J. W. Jones, Dd. Owen and John Whi^ehad to deal with this morninj was that in which Florence Hill, a young single woman, residing' at No. 3. Gerald-street, was chargod with stealing a gold riiig, valued at 25s., from No. 289, Carmar hen-read, between December lOch and March 20th. Defendant admitted the offence, and begsr?d for lenipncy. Prosecutrix (Anne Byron) was not desirous of pressing the charee, and the defendant—an orphan—was accordingly deait with under the First Offenders' Act and discharged. "SATURDA y. The magistrates in attendance on the Bench this morning wore Messrs. Wm. Walters, David Owen and A. H. Thomas. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Jas. O'Riiy, a fireman of no fixed abode, was charged by P.C. (74) Gammon with having been drank and disorderly in Wind-street, on Friday. ¡ He was fined 10s. or seven days. DISMISSED. A 16-year-old boy. named Thomas Corbett, of No. 8, Emma-street, was charged with stealing 3s. worth of iron from the old timber-yard on the river-side, the property of Messrs. Vivian and Co. P.C. Cross and R. F. Williams, a. foreman in the employ of the prosecuting company, were called. The case was dismissed owing to the evidence being insufficient. COUNTY BUSINESS. The County business waa next proceeded with. AFFILIATION. Marearet Jane Ree3, a single woman, of Gorseinon, applied to the magistrates for an affiliation order against John Rees, a labourer, Llanelly, in respect to her illegitimate child. An order for 3s. 6d. per week was made. THE ADJOURNED GOWERTON CASE. The magistrates resumed the bearing of the case in whiuh John Morgan, a Gowertou coliier, was summoned for committing an indecent assault upon Ann Lewis, a married woman, aged 65 years. Henry Lewis, husband of the com- plainant, gave evidence. Cross-examined, he admitted having declined to attend at the police court on Wednesday last. He was intimately acquainted with the defendant, but was never- theless desirous that he should be punished if guilty. Dr. Abel Davies testified to examining the complainant, whose right leg, just above the ankle, was extensively bruised. The defendant denied the charge on oath, and farther evidence having been given for the defence, the ca-e was dismissed. MONDAY. The mazistrates on the Bench th:s morning were Messrs. Howel Watkins, Simon Goldberg, F. Rocke, J. R. Leaver and David Owen. MINOR OFFENCES. Wm. Clancy, of no fixed abode Margaret Davies, of ill-repute. 4. Upper Strand Thomas Jenkins, cook, of 18, Croft-street and Daniel Jenkins, 69, Kilvey-road, were all penalised for drunken and disorderly conduct. Jas. Williams, labourer, 23, Sydney-road, and Daniel Jones, 15, 2, Frederick-street, were sum- moned for playing pitch-and-toss in New-street on the 26th ult. The former was fined 2s. 6d., and the latter, who had offended before, 3s. 6d. A young man of respectable appearance, named H. Wade, of 165, Gorse-lane, appeared in answer to a summons for not keeping his bicycle on the left or near side of the road in Hospital- square, on the 25th ult." P.C. Brooks having been called, defendant stated on oath that at the time the traffic in the square was such as to compel him to ride on the left side of the road. The magistrates, believing that this wa.s the case, dismissed the summons. HOUSE-OWNERS FINED. John Eees, Clydach John Williams, 15, Nixon-terrace Thomas Evans, 18, Springfield- terrace and David Reas, Pontardulais, the owners of houses in Nixon-terrace, were sum- moned for allowing the out-housea to remain in a defective condition. Mr. LI. Davies, Chief Inspector of Nuisances, gave evidence, and said that notices to abate the nuisances were served upon the defendants in February last, but nothing had since been done. Thomas Evans was fined 20s., and the other three defendants 40s., at the same time being ordered to abate the nuisances. FEMALE SQUABBLES. Bridget Thomas, 16. David-street, a. married woman, was summoned by Mrs. Ellen Hansell, of 313, Neath-road, for sureties of the peace. Mr. Hy. Thompson was for the complainant. As it appeared from the evidence that there was bad blood between the parties, the Bench decided to bind the defendant over in £10 to keep the peace for three months. THE SUNDAY TRADING CASES. The summonses against shopkeepers for keeping their premises open on Sunday, the 15th ult., were, on the application of the Chief Constable (Capt. Colquhoun), adjourned until Monday, the 21st May. THE SALVATION ARMY AND THE POLICE. The magistrates were occupied some time in considering a case of importance from the point of view of the Swansea Branch of the Salvation Army, and a. case which is not without interest to the public of Swansea generally. The defendant was Mr. Ed. l'hos. Holmes, a captain in the Salvation Army, and he was summoned for causing wilful obstruction in Jockey-street, on the 28th April.—Mr. Laurence Richards appeared to prosecute on behalf of the police, and Mr. Frost (London) defended. In opening the case, Mr. Richards said that on the 28th nit. Inspector Gill saw the defendant addressing a crowd in Jockey-street about 8 o'clock and in consequence of complaints made I -4. VIA addressing a crowd in Jockey-street about 8 o'clock, and in consequence of complaints made -I I -4. VIA oy some raiep»ypra, UB OCUIJ WIU LUlU UO was causing an obstruction. Defendant denied this, and the Inspector, after explaining the nature of the obstruction to him, went away. A constable then watched the place from 8 to 9 o'clock, when the obstruction still continued. j Consequently, the case was reported. In conclu- 1 sion, Mr. Richards said he wished to point out I that up to very recently the police and the Salvation Army officials had got on very well to- i gether. The police had only to mention to the Army men that they were causing an obstruction and they would at once go to another place. On 1 this particular occasion, however, they did not do ] so. On Thursday a summons, which had been taken out, was adjourned upon the solicitor for the defence promising that the obstruction should not occur again. This promise, however, having been broken, the Head Constable felt compelled to bring the offender before the Bench, so as to shew the Salvation Army officials that they must not infringe the law. Inspector Gill bore out this statement, and in cross-examination he admitted that Jockey- street, owing to its steep gradient, was little I used for vehicular traffic. He could not give the names of those who had complained about the obstruction. Inspector Evans and P.C. Trick also gave evidence. For che defence, Mr. Frost said the evidence of Inspector Gill, vhich had been given very fairly, shewed that there was a sincere intention on the part of the defendant not to cause an obstruction, whereas in the summons be was charged with "wilfully" causing one. The Salvation Army officials did not in the slightest degree wish to break the law, or to cause people to think that they could do so with impunity. On the contrary, their aim was to work in complete harmony with the police, as the latter were their best friends. Capt. Holmes, and several others who were in Jockey-street on the date in question, denied the allegation of obstruction. One of the witnesses stated that the Army had held meetings in Jockey-street for 16 or 17 years, and this was the first time proceedings had been taken against them by the police. After retiring for deliberation, the magistrates said they thought that the Salvation Army had taken a great deal of care to keep the footways clear, but there was no evidence of the highway having been kept clear. Undoubtedly a technical offence had been committed. They imposed a fine of la. including costs. ALLEGED ASSAULT. Solomon Zuker, jeweller, 1, Prince of Wales- road, was summoned by Harris Chavenson, for an assault alleged to have been committed on April 11- Mr. E. T. Leyson prosecuted, and Mr. Hy. Thompson defended. There was a cross-sum- mons. A considerable amount of evidence was called, and the Bench ultimately decided to bind the both parties over to be of good behaviour for the period of six months. TUESDAY. The magistrates in attendance this morning were Messrs. M. J. Roche (in the chair), J. W. Jones, F. Bradford, D. Owen, Griff. Davies,'JE. R. Daniel and Wm. Thomas. VARIETIES. An old woman named Mary Simons, described as a widow, of 12, Grove-street, appeared on a charge of drunkenness. Taking into considera- tion her advanced age and the fact that it was her first offence, the magistrates decided to discharge the defendant. The latter said she would never come before them again, and after a fervent God bless your worships," she left the court smiling. For committing a similar offence in Churoh- street, on the 28th ult., Annie Morgan, a married woman of Union-street, was fined 5a. Selina Jenkins, a woman of ill-repute, Vangban's Lolging-honse, was charged with riotous behaviour in High-street, on the 17th ult. P.C. (74) Gammon, stated the facts, and a fine of 10s. or seven days in default, was imposed. Bridget Thomas, 8, Landeg-stveet, ra fined 5s. for throwing stones in Neath-road, on the 13th ult. Several persons were ordered to pay a nae of 5s. for contravention of the Muzzling- Order. Relieving-Officer J;<hn Waiters prosecuted Thos. Hughes, Langley, Birmingham, for non- mair.tenance of hi" lather, who is now chargeable to the common fund of the Union. An order for ls. 6d per week was made. Chas. Ford, a young man now residing at Birmingham, but formerly of Swansea, was similarly prosecuted in respect to bis mother. The Bench made an order for 4s. per week. DARING YOUNG THIEVES. John Duffy, aged nine years, and Richard Locker, aged 11. both living in Greenfield-street, were charged with breaking and entering a ware- house in Oxford-Street, and stealing therefrom a box of chocolate, valued at 2s. 3d., the property of Mr. John Boyle, wholesale grocer. The evi dence went to show that the boys gained an entrance into the warehouse after it had been faster.ed up for the night by the foreman, Wm. Mitchell, and took possession of a box of ch.-c ))a.tes. However, before, they had got clear of the premises, and whilst still in the yard, they were observed by P.C. Umpleby. When the boys saw the constable they ran up a ladder into a hay loft, but being followed by the" man in blue they managed somheow to get down into the stable, where Ump'eby found them trying to hide in the manger. They were then taken to the police station. The charge of breaking and entering was withdrawn, as it was shown that the youngsters bad got into the warehouse by one of them pushing his hand in and drawing the bolt of the Joor. The defendants, who did not seem to feel their position much, admitted the theft, and they were dealt with under the First Offenders' Act, being bound over to be of good behaviour for three months. The parents, who were present, were told to look after the boys better in future. Mr. Daniel did not agree with this decision, for he said the boys ought to be birched. WEDNESDAY. A VIOLENT YOUNG WOMAN. Messrs. E. R. Daniel, F. H. Glynn Price, E. J. Boundy, David Owen and A. H. Thomas had only one case from the Borough to dispo-e of this morning. The defendant—Fanny Dalling, a young married woman of 66, Strand-was charged with drunken and disorderly conduct in High- street. and assaulting P.C. Rees on Tuesday.- The officer said that when he attempted to take the defendant into custody on account of her disorderly conduct, she turned very violent, i truck him in the faoe with her fist, kicked him several times and bit him.—Fanny was fined 40s., or in default one month's imprisonment. The County business was then proceeded with A CAUTION TO BAKERS. Leonard Westward, a. baker and confectioner, of Penclawdd, was summoned f>r selling bread otherwise than by weight. Defendant did not appear, and the case was heard in his absence.— Edw. Williams, an Inspector of Weights and Measures, stated that on the 4th May he entered defendant's shop and asked defendant's wife for a 2-lb. loaf of bread. He was given the loaf, and he drew Mrs. Westward's attention to tiie fact that there were no scales or weights in the shop. She repliei that they weighed the bread before it was put into the oven. Defendant then entered the shop, and, in reply to a question, said it was the custom there to sell bread at so much per loaf. The loaf that he (witness) purchased was afterwards weighed and found to be 5 ounces 7 drachma short of 2 lbs. A fine of 20s., including costs, was inflicted. UNCOMMON GRATITUDE. Whilst P.C. Roberts, stationed at Mumbles, was going through the Dunns on Sunday, the 22nd ult., he observed Wm. Jackson, a Swansea labourer, being ejected from the Christadelphian meeting-house. As he was in an intoxicated con- dition, he took him to the police-station. Jackson now appeared before the magistrates, who fined him 15s., including costs. "Thank you, very much," he said, and the magistrates naturally looked surprised, for they rarely meet with such gratitude. OTHER CASES. A Swansea upholsterer, named William Evans, was fined 15s. for drunkenness at the Mumbles on the 22nd ult.; and William Jenkins, Sketty, had to deposit a similar amount for having been drunk and disorderly on the 28th ult.
ST. GABRIEL'S PARISH HALL. AN ENJOYABLE ENTERTAINMENT. Notwithstanding the inclemency of the weather, there was a large and fashionable audience at St. Gabriel's Parish Hall, on Tuesday evening, when an entertainment was given, under the direction of Miss Gay don, in aid of the Building Fund. In arranging the programme Miss Gaydon was fortunate enough to secure the assistance of a number of accomplished young ladies, and the result was an entertainment of a meritorious and thoroughly enjoyable character. The audience was a very appreciative one, and consequently encores were the order of the day—or evening, rather. The chief feature of the entertainment was a number of very pretty dances. The pro- ceedings opened with an overture, from A Run- away Girl," and Le Bac," well executed 8] M. Reusselin-Legrand and Mr. C. Johnson,F.R.C.O. This was foSowed by a tambourine dance, in which Mis. Turner, Mrs. Gage, The Misses Gaydon, Bradford, and Davies took part. The ladies, who were attired in picturesque costumes, performed the dance in a very graceful manner, and were warmly applauded. Master A.Swindell (Llanelly) then sang "The Children's Garden." Master Swindell is the possessor of a sweet voice of good range. No doubt he will be heard of in future. Miss Marion Evans, who was in fine voice, aang, as usual, with true intonation and clear enunciation, and had to bow her acknow- ledgments of the hearty applause accorded her 1. C11 L_J _L_ _L by tne audience, one was aearu, peruips, au ntu best later on in the evening, when her splendid rendering of "Jeannette and Jeanot," won for her an unequivocal encore. The Misses M. Hooper and K. Gaydon were seen to advantage in a Grecian dance,and their performance pleased the audience so much that they were obliged to jive a repetition. Miss Nellie Lewis having ren- iered a solo in an intelligent manner, Miss Con- stance Gaydon appeared in La Dance." Miss Constance is an accomplished dancer, md the easy, graceful way she went bhrough this extremely pretty dance won iter the compliment of a re-call. Miss Vera Davies gave with fine feeling and expression 1 recitation about a Hungarian Patriot; and in response to persistent calls for an encore, she recited—in a charming manner- James Whit- combe Riley's quaint little poem, "Little Orphant Annie," one of the Twelve Ballads for the Bairns," in which the little maid-of-all-work informs the children under her charge that" the Gobble-uns '11 git you, if you don't watch out! Then came another pretty dance Pas Seul"- which was effectively executed by Miss M. Hooper. After Master A. Swindell, the boy-vocalist from Llanelly, had given another soug, Miss Elsie Bradford appeared as a dainty La Belle Parisienn?," and was re-called for her piquant little rJance. -The first moiety of the proceedings closed with a Japanese dance (in character) by Mrs. Gage, and the Misses O. and C. Gaydon, which wa.3 very cleverly done.—The second part of the programme was as follows.-—Gavotte — Mra. Gape, Mrs. Turner, Misses Hooper, Gaydon, Bradford, and Davies. Song Miss Marion Evans. Comic Song-Mr. C. Johnson. F.R.C.O. La Brilliante- Miss M. Hooper. Song—Master A. Swindell (Llanelly). Recitation Miss Vera Davies.- Circassian Dance—The Mis^ea K. Gaydon and M. Hooper. Son?—Misa Nellie Lewis. Coon Dance-Misses E. Bradford and C. Gaydon. Step Dance-Miss M. Hooper. Miss Martin ably accompanied on the pianoforte.
SWANSEA PROBATE SUIT.-In the Probate Division on Tuesday in last week (before the President, Sir Francis Jeune) the case of Thomas v. Thomas was beard. This was a suit with reference to the will dated 10th August, 1898, of Mr. William Thomas, colliery manager, of Bryn Owen, Fforestfach, Glamorganshire, who died on the 6th September, 1899. The plaintiffs, Messrs. Thomaa Thomas, of Morriston, Swansea, John Thomas, of Fforeatfaoh, and Daniel Williams, of Fforestfach, propounded the will, and there was no opposition. Mr. Barnard, who appeared for the plaintiffs, stated that he could prove that the testator gave instructions to Mr. Charles Bean Jenkins, solicitor, for his will, and that the will waa prepared in accordance with those instruc- tions. On the 30th August, 1898, it was executed in the presence of Mr. Norman and another wit- ness, and it was believed that the will was handed to the testator. The testator was taken ill some time in Auguat, 1899. He then told his son he had made a will and could not find where it waa. bnt if anything happened to him, he waa to go down to Mr. Jenkins, who would see that it was all right. Shortly afterwards testator was taken seriously ill and died. A search was made, and the will could not be found. The will left first of all legacies of JE240, and then the residue among all the children. The plaintiffs were some of the children. He asked for probate of the contents of the will. Mr. Charles Bevan Jenkins, Mr. John Thomas Lewis, and Mr. F. W. Norman and John Thomas, a collier, were called in support of counsel-statement. The President then granted probate of the will as contained in the draft. Most certainly Experts and Analysts should be believed when they say that WHEAT- LEY'S HOP BITTERS is the best Temper- ance Drink. To be had of Wine Merchants, Bottlers, Grocers, etc., everywhere.
OLD BREWERY (LIMITED). I CHARGE AGAINST THE DIRECTORS. In the Queen's Bench on Thursday in last week Messrs. Evaus and Jones, shareholders in the Swansea Old Brewery (Limited), brought a misfeasance summons against the directors ot the company. Mi. F. vViiiiams, Q.C., Mr. Lawson Walton, Q.C., and Mr. Gore Bowen were for the applicants, and Sir E. Clarke, Q.C., and Mr. Frank Evans were for the respondents—Mr. David Davies (of Cardigan), Mr. Davies (of the Prince of Wales Hotel), Mr. Davies (of De-la-Beche- street) directors; Messrs. Isaacs and Hart- land, solicitors and directors; and Mr. C'awker, auditor. From the opening speech of Mr. Gore Brown, two points of misfeasance were alleged. The first was that the directors had taken at par shares in the brewery company which could have been sold at a premium. The answer to this part of the case was that they could not have been sold at a premiu u at all. The second part of the case, which was opened at great length, was that, as the result of various negotiations, the business of the Swansea Old Brewery, the business of Mr. Davies, of Cardigan, who had a bonded warehouse and several licensed properties, and the business of Messrs. George and Sons. were together sold through Mr. Cox to a syndicate called the United Contract Cor- poration for £ 75,105, and that subsequently another company paid for them £ 100,000. The misfeasance alleged was that in the ap- portionment of the purchase money Mr. Davies. of Cardigan, had been favoured at the expense of the company. The defence was a general denial of the allegations. In the course of the hearing it was stated that Mr..Tones, one of the applicants, had got F,160 for his 40 shares, and that he was now entitled to receive £ 1,013. His Lordship said the applicant had not done so badly. Mr. Biown said the case was that there ought to have been more obtained from the property of the company. Affidavits by the respondents were put in, stating that the original shareholders had made a good profit and denying that the directors had received any secret profits. His Lordship eventually held that there was nothing wrong cr fraudulent in the re- spondent's conduct as to the allotment of shares, the purchase money transaction, and the solicitors' costs question, but as to the secret commissions he ordered that the re- spondents pay back to the liquidator the share properly attributable to the applica- tions only. and not the whole amount, as all the persons concerned in the company ap- parently knew and approved of what was going on. No costs of the motion on either side. Judgment accordingly. .1
MUMBLES. DEATH OF MR. THOMAS ROBINSON. —We regret to record the death of Mr. l'hos. Robinson, Victoria Avenue, Mumbles, which sad event took place suddenly on Friday morning. The deceased, who was 63 years old at the time of his demise, belonged to an old and much- respected Swansea family. He served for many years in the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons, eventu- ally retiring (on a full pension) as a troop serge ant-major. During the few years he resided at the Mumbles he made many friends. He leaves to mourn their loss a widow, four sons and a daughter, for whom much sympathy is felt.- The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon. The cortege, which was attended by males only, left the residence at 12.30 for the beautiful Mumbles Cemetery, where the Rev. S. C. Pinch (pastor of CastJeton Congregational Chapel), per- tormed the burial service in a very impressive manner. The funeral arrangements were carried oat by Mr. R. Bevan. SAD FATALITY TO AN INFANT. THE INQUEST. The inquest on the body of May Freda, the ten months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hall Hedley, of Westcross. who met with her death at the Mumbles on Thursday in last week, under sad circumstances reported j in last week's issue, was held at the I Mumbles Police Station, before Mr. F. H. Glynn Price, the district coroner, on Friday afternoon. The jury viewed the body at Mr. Hedley s residence at West Cross, and after- wards visited the spot where the distresing affair occurred. Evidence of identification wan given by Mr. J. Hall Hedley, the father, who stated that the child was ten months old, and enjoyed good health. Sarah Ann Stenchcomb, the nurse who was in charge of the child, said she took it out in the mail- cart about twelve o'clock on Thursday morn- ing. In the village she had occasion to go into a draper's shop to make some purchases, leaving the mail-cart secure as she thought, against the window-ledge. Scarcely a minute elapsed when she heard a horse pass, and going outside she saw the baby lying on, the ground. When she picked it up she found that it was dead. She could not say how the accident happened. William Way- good, of 45, Vincent-stret, Swansea, a driver in the employ of Mr. T. H. Toms, said he had his wagon brought outside the draper's shop about half-past twelve on Thursday. He was at the tail-end of the vehicle, and had a sack of flour on his back when he saw the mail-cart capsize over the gutter and against the hind wheel of the wagon. It frightened the horse, which started to move. Witness dropped the sack, called to the horse, and at the same time ran to the mail- cart. The baby was lying on its back, with its face in the hood, and. to all appearances, dead. Witness believed that death was caused owing to the child's head coming in contact with the ironwork of the hood when the mail-cart upset. David Bevan, of 9, Charles-road, Mumbles, deposed that he saw a gust of wind remove the mail-cart to the edge of the pavement, where it over- turned against Lhe front wheel of the wagon. The horse moved on, dragging the mail cart for about a yard, and the baby was thrown out into the road. Dr. William Evans de- scribed the injuries the child had sustained. It was dead when he saw it shortly after the accident The head and face were slightly bruised. He found that several of the bones of the skull had been badly fractured, and attributed death to injuries to the brain, sustained from that. He believed the frac- ture was produced before the child fell out of the mailcart, probably by contact with the ironwork of the hood. The Coroner, having reviewed the evidence, said there were some slight discrepancies in the evi- dence, but that was natural, for the witnesses might not have closely observed what ha.d occurred in the excitement of the moment. The jury returned a verdict of accidental death, attributing no blame to the nurse, who could not, it appears, have taken the mail-cart into the shop owing to the entrance not being wide enough.
PONTARDA WE. LBY OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] CONCERT.-On Saturday evening the scholars of the Pontardawe Infant School gave an enter- tainment at the Concert Ha'.l. The programme consisted of songs, recitations, drills, and the May-pole dance. There was a good attendance, and no doubt a fair amount was made towards the object required, viz., a school piano. FOOTBALL.—The final in the Junior League competition was played at Pontardawe on Saturday between a local team, Y nisydprw, and Priorton (Swansea). The visitors scored two goals and Ynisyderw one. It is reported that Ynisyderw have objected to Priorton, as they had members of ether teams playing for them. IMPROVED TRAIN SERVICE.—It is important that the public should be acquainted with the fact that the Midland Railway Co. have conceded a slight privilege in the way of extra trains. On Mondays and Thursdays a train leaves Swansea at 9.20 in the evening. CILYBEBILL SCHOOL BOARD. The usual monthly meeting was held on Monday afternoon at Cilybebill Schools, Mr. H. Lloyd presiding. MAS'IER'S REPORT.—The attendance not so satisfactory as last month, the average attend- ance being 119, on the books 149; thus 20 per cent. were absent. Three boys gone to work without the labour certificate. REV. R. REES AND THE BOARD.-In reply to the Clerk's communica ion re the irregular attendance of the Rev. R. Reea'a son, a letter was read stating that the reverend gentleman would for the future release the Board from all responsibility regarding hia aon, and would undertake the boy'a education himself. ILLEGAL EMPLOYMENT. — The Clerk was instructed to write to the Primro-e Colliery Co. and Mr. John Hopkins, blacksmith, Pontardawe, calling their attention to the fact that they were employing boys who had not the requi-ite labour certificate. NEW MEMBER.—Mr. David James, Railway- terrace, was elected to succeed Mr. W. E. Morgan, who has resigned, as mpmber. NEW SCHOOL.—Fresh plaris and designs for new schools were presented by Mr. W. Wdliams, architect, for the Board's consideration, but the matter was adjourned until next meetii jr. MISTRESS' REPORT .-Attendance not satis- factory. On the bo ks. 140 average. 110 absent, 21 per cent. Th only gi.l anxious to become monitor was Margaret Griffith. INFANT MISTRESS' REPORT.—The n mber of children at present on the books is 164. Miss Francis commenced duties on April 28th. Would the Board purchase a. piano for the purpose of teaching drill ? PIANO QUESTION. — The Board decided to consider the desirability of purchasing a piano at the next meeting' of the Board. MONITORS.—The two candidates, Margaret H. Morgan and Margaret Griffiths, for the post of monitor were to submit to an examination, and the result of this test would decide which the Board would elect. INCREASE IN WAGES.—It was decided to increase the wages of the cleaner of the Infant School from 5s. 6d. per week to 7s.
BRITON FERRY NEWS AND NOTES. I By OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] The dog show was an "all round" success. Very few enterprises of the kind are so enthu- siastically taken up by Briton Ferry folks. The success which attended the show may prove au incentive to revive the old and nearly forgotten annual institutions of the eisteddfod and regatta. Owners of dogs in particular, and owners of a humane conscience in general, are pleased to hear that the Muzzling Order has at last been revoked, having been in force since the 29th of August. The Dog Show Committee is to be congratulated upon the careful manner in which the arrange- ments were all carried out. All the dogs, cats, rabbits, poultry, pigeons, &c., were, with one exception only, returned safely to their respective owners. Rev. E. Nicholas, pastor of the English Congregational Church, has declined to accept the pastorate of Towyn Welsh Congregational Church at New Quay, Cardiganshire, which had been offered to him. The technical instruction classes held at the Neath-road Board Schools did not prove very strong, numerically, at the recent Science and Art Examinations. The thirst for knowledge does not appear to be very great among our youths, as the following figures prove. The number of candidates pre- sented for examination in practical plane and solid geometry was 4, in geometrical arawing 3, freehand 3, drawing in light and shade 4, model drawing 1, machine construction 5, and mathe- matics 5. A very successful concert was given by the Rehoboth Band of Hope Choir on Thursday. Mr. Ted Humphreys sailed from London last Saturday en route for Kimberley, thence to Jagersi'ontein. It will be remembered that Mr. Humphreys had to leave the Orange Free State when the war broke out. He is now going to resume his old duties. NOTES BY THE BRITON FERRY WANDERER. The Wanderer is seriously considering as to whether he will present himself as a candidate at the next Urban District Council election or not. If these Cardiff and London trips are likely to take place in the future, lie will certainly be tempted to ask some two kind friends to nominate him for the next fray, and then say that he has been requested by a large number of electors to present nimaelf as one opposed to picnics. I do believe that with a good lusty voice and a few arguments to show that they were a raid upon the pockets of the working-men, one would stand a chance to be returned. Apropos of my notes concerning the plan of the Public Library I would venture, on behalf of the inhabitants, to inform the Council that the plan has been sufficiently admired now, and that although we would very much like to see it executed, we feel bound to point out. in the interest of economy, that & glass ca"e had better be bought at once, so as to preserve it until the time when it will be required, which, we fear. is very distant. The philosopher who said where ignorance is blias, 'tis folly to be wise" could never have been at Briton Ferry. The remarks and indecent noiaes that are made by youths and young men who lounge about our street corners—apparently for that purpose—and which are evidently intended to be heard by those who pstss by, cannot be considered as anything but tne outcome of ignorance. Particularly when a lady and gentlemen happen to pass together these ignoramuses are very offensive in their remarks, and at times positively indecent. Our policemen would not be blamed if they made an example of one or two. It would be likely to have a very necessary and desirable effect. By-the-bye, could not the "man in blue" di-perst.- the crowds that block our pavements on Sunday night, etpycially at the top of Villiers- atreet. This is much required ? While admiring that solitary tract of water in the reservoir, the Wanderer was so much moved that be allowed himself to bing. He, and yet not he, for the words were inspired by the water, and the Wanderer was utilized as the mouthpiece. The following were the words :— There was a time when Willy dear Most closely watched the water But now, they say, more closely still, He guards a little widder. Outlined against the sky he stood, A sentinel to guard me But now it seems he's gone for good To mash a. little widdee. Return again, my dearest Bill, With all your oottles empty I'll smile upon you while you fill More samples for the vestry. DOG, POULTRY AND PIGEON EXHIBITION. LIST OF AWARDS. This exhibition was held at the Villiers Park, Briton Ferry, on Thursday in last week. Th3 arrangements wore very good, thanks to the zeal of ttie hon. sees., Messrs. Gunter and Thomas, and an energetic lot of stewards. The judges were: Dogs, Mr. Sam Wilson, Bradford, and Mr. George Ros9er, Neath; pigeons, Mr. J. B. Brader, Swansea. T'\A£""tc! x/uuo. GREYHOUNDS. Class l.—Open.—l, Mr. J. E. Jones, Market, Neath, Sunset Fancy; 2, Mr. P. H. Roche, Penrice Castle, Gower. The Ballot Girl; ?, Mr. T. A. Evans, 27, Bellevuc-street, Swansea, Old Nick; 4, Mr. B. A. Jonas, 2, James- strest, New Tredegar, Mon., Tirphil Master- piece; v.h.c., Mr. Thomas Gill, 12, Westbury- etreet, Swansea, Gelert, and Mr. J. E. Jones, Market, Neath, Charlie Seroato; r., Mr. Austin Davies, 32, New-road, Llandilo, Dash- Austin Davies, 32, New-road, Llandilo, Dash- ing Girl. SETTERS. Class 2.—Open.—1, Mr. W. H. David, Neath, Mallwyd James; 2, Mr. Harry Gunn, West- gate Chambers, Cardiff, Eumney Rock; 3, Mr. T. Williams, Ynisgerwn, Neath, Patrick; 4" Mr. Herbert Jennings, Cowbridge-road, Cardiff, Boston Una. POINTERS. Class 3.—Open.—1, Mr. W. H. David, Neath, Heather Byron; 2, Mr. A. Bevan, Wolf Castle, Pembrokeshire, Welsh Pedro; 3, Mr. D. H. Jones,Feinbank, Neath, em- bank. RETRIEVERS. Class 4.—Open.—1, Mr. John Hawkin, East Lodge, Margam Park, Port Talbot, Margam Boy; 2, Mr. T. Williams, Ynisger- wn, Neath. Romp; 3, Mr. Henry Claydon, The Bans, Oxwich-road, Gower, Black Gipsy. SPANIELS (over 28 lbs.). Class 5.-Open.-l, Mr. B, A. Jones, 2, James-stre3t, New Tredegar, Tirplnl Tommy; 2, Mr G Evans, Sculptor, Treorky, Bruce; 3, Mr.' H. Jennings, Cowbridge-road, Cardiff, Lambton Lass; 4 Mr. Thomas E Davies, Hieh-street. Llantnssant, Black Tillip, 1., Mr! W. Rees, Red Logan, Cryn ant, Beauty. j SPANIELS (under 28 lbs.). Class 6.-0pen.-l, Mr. George Morgan, Fern Bank, Gwaun-cae-Gurwen, Sweet Briar II.; 2, Messrs. W. and J. Jenkins, 6, Henry- atreet, Neath, Queen; 3, Mr. B. A. Jones, New Tredegar, Tirphil Rodney; 4, Mr. J. Clement James, Carne, Fishguard (Pem.), Pencau Juno; r., Miss C. M. Roberts, 65, Allan's Bank-road, Cathays, Taffside Kitty; v.h.c., Mr. Elias Jones, Black Lion Hotel, Llanelly Mon; Mr. R. Price, Aberfan, Shas- penman; Mr. W. H. Davies, 9, Upton-ter- race, St. Thomaa, Swanaea, Lady Mortana. TOX TERRIER (Smooth). Class 7.—Open.—1, Mr. W. V. Howell Thomas, Carmarthen, Welsh Baron 2, Mr. W. H. David, Neath, Kimla Tyrant 3, Mr. David Jenkins, Pembroke House, Morriston, Napoleon 4, Mr. W. A. Davies, Laurels, Pentrepoeth. Morriston, Buller r., Mr. D. Rees, Strand, Ferndale, Vick v.h.c., Mrs. J. Ivor Evans, Waun-y-Coed, Blackpill, Advocate Mr. J. Williams, Brynglas, Pon- typool, Truro Demain. FOX TERRIER (Wire-haired). Class 8.-0pen.-1, Mr. Lewis Pugh, 1, Glo'ster-terrace, Haverfordwest, Rowdy Dia- mond 2, Mr. Charles H. Thomas, 20y, Cas- tle-road, Hoath, Cardiff, Ivoath Ranger 3, Mr. E. Lawrence, G.W.R. Coffee Tavern, Swansea, Wentmore King 4, Mr. Rees Powell, 33, Mysydd-terrace, Landore, Maes- ygwern Boy r., Mr. E. W. Nell, Llanishen, Cardiff, Wenvoe Surprise v.h.c., Mr. H. Eynon, Mountain Ash, Mountain Ash. Lad. FOX TERRIER (Under 12 months;. ) Class 9.—Open.—1, Mr. W. V. H. Thomas, Carmarthen, Welsh Baron 2. Mr. Lewis Pugh, 1, Glo'ster-place, Haverfordwest, Rowdy Confident 3, Mr. W. H. David, Neath, Kimla Tyrant; 4, Mr. C. H. Thomas, Cardiff, Roath Ranger r., Mr. R. Powell, 33, Mysydd-terrac3, Landore, Maesygwern Boy v.h.c., Mr. Cecil T. Proctor, 12, Union- road, Exeter, Sylvan Jack Mr. David Rees, Strand, Ferndale, Vick Mr. H. Eynon, Mountain Ash, Mountain Ash Lad Mr. Morgan Morgan, 175, High-street, Swansea, Strangways Rose; Mr. John Kelly, 62, Strand, Swansea, Strand Bobby Mr. W. A. Davies, Laurels, Pentrepoeth, Morriston, Bailer Mr. David Jenkins, Pembroke House, Morriston, Napoleon Mr. J. H. Phillips, British Volunteer Hotel, Cardiff, Volunteer Jack Mr. J. Calderwood, Port Talbot. Twigg h.c., Mr. W. P. Philips, 36, Cardiff-street, Aberdare, Dreyfus. FOX TERRIER (That has never won 1st prize). Class 10.-0pen.-1, Mr. W. V. H. Thomas, Carmarthen, Welsh Baron 2, Mr. Lewis Pugh, Haverfordwest, Rowdy Confident 3, Mr. W. H. David, Neath, Kimla Tyrant 4,Mr. C. H. Thomas, Cardiff, Roath Ranger; v.h.c., Mr. Ivor W. James, 11, Cross Thomas- street, Merthyr, Grove Fascination Mr. Cecil T. Proctor, Exeter, Sylvan Jack Mr. David Rees, Strand. Ferndale, Vick Mr. H. Eynon, Mountain Ash, Mountain Ash Lad Mr. John Williams, 6, Bank-terrace, Cefn- coed, Merthyr; Mr. M. Morgan, 176. High- street, Swansea, Strangways Rose Mr. W. A. Davies, Laurels, Pentrepoeth, Morriston, Buller; Mr. David Jenkins, Morriston, Napoleon Mr. J. H. Phillips, Volunteer Hotel, Cardiff, Volunteer Jack. WELSH TERRIER (Dog). Class 11.—Open.—1, Mr. J. Clement James, Carne, Fishguard, Pem., Pencaer Prince 2. Mr. David Jones, Market Restaurant, Swansea, Ap Brunner 3, Ditto, Dandy Fach; 4, Mr. John Hay, Victorian House, Pem- broke, Light Chips r., Mr. T. H. Harris, Sennybridge, Brecon, Cymro O'Senny h.c.. Mr. George Brown, Cedars, Llanishen, Tant Gollidyg. WELSH TERRIER (Bitch). Class 12.—Open.—1, Mr. D. Jones, Market Restaurant, Swansea, Mona Fach 2, Mr. J. Clement James, Carn, Fishguard, Pencaer Peggy 3, Mr. Wm. Williams, 4, Margaret- street, Swansea; Darran; 1, Mr. W. G. Eaton Evans, Avail Evan, Haverfordwest, Avail Euan. IRISH TERRIER (Dog). Class 13.-0pen.-1, Mr. Charles Fargher, 2, Splott-road, Cardiff, Cardiff Warman; 2, Mr. T. H. Harris, Sennybridge, Brecon, Senny Ambassador; 3, Mrs. Gladys Webb Bowen, St. Martins, Haverfordwest, Eruige Bragger; 4, Mr. Edward Bullin, 4, Well-st., Swansea, Tory-hill Shamrock; r., Mr. H. J. Rosenberg, 26, Michael's Road, Maesteg, Cousin Cardinal. IRISH TERRIER (Bitch). Class 14.—Open.—1, Mr. C. Fargher, 2, Splott-road, Cardiff, Nuneton Fancy; 2, Mr. H. Isaacs, Horse-street, Dowlais. Irish Lady; 3, Mrs. Gwladys West Bowen. St. Martin's, Haverfordwest, Norah O'Neill; r., Mr. H. J. Rosenberg. 26, St. Michael-road, Maesteg, Margam Kitty; v.h.c., Mr. Albert Jones, 8, Railway-terrace, Landore, Floss; Mr. W. S. Fleming, 17, Harrowby-street, Docks, Cardiff, Diome; Mr. Paul Cronin, 2, Bevan-terrace, Cemeter\ road. Port Tennant, Swansea, Tory Hill Nell; Mr. W. Griffiths, 93, Watkin- terrace, Swansea, Swansea Vixen. SCOTCH TERRIER. Class 15.—Open.—1, Mr. John Williams, 22, Mill-street, Newport, Nil Desperandum: 2, Mr. A. Phillips, Talbot Arms, Port Talbot. Sap; 3, Mr. J. B. Evans, 9, Burman-street, Swansea. Heather Lass; 4, Mr. R. H. Davies. Oddfellows' Hotel, Glyn Neath, Ba'burn Queen. BLACK AND TAN TERRIER. Class 16.—Open.—1, Mr. Haydon, Tydrau- street, Aberavon, Dingle Chief; 2, Mr. J. T. Jones, Commerce House. Clydach Vale, Lady Roberts; 3, Mr. Benjamin Rees, 40, Gethin- street, Abercanaid, Merthyr, Buffalo Bill; r., Mr. T. B. Williams, Temple Bar, Cardiff, Lady; v.h.c., Mr. David Williams, Church- street, Briton Ferry, Dingle Stout; Mr. J. Reynolds, 12, Station-road, Llanelly. Jumbo; Mr. T. B. Williams, Cardiff, Dingle Monarch; Mr. William Michael, Briton Ferry, Porky Joe; Mr. Morgan Rees, Bisley Hotel, Llan- elly, Vixen; h.c.. Mr. John Stcne, 16, Copper- row, Cwmavon, Porkey Ben. DACHSHUNDS. Class 17.-0pen.-l, Mr. William Tucker. 10, Windsor-road, Neath, Neath Wonder; 2, Mr. William Tucker, Neath. Metz; 3, Mr. B. A. J cnes, New Tredegar, Bismark; 4, Mr. Alfred Godding, Thorne Villa, Bri Igend-road, Maesteg, King Bruce. BULl. TERRIER. Cla3s 18.—Open.—1, Mr. W. Michael. Briton Ferry, Greenfield Bendigo; 2, Mr. William Stone, Cwmavon, Singleton Barrow; 3, Mr. Robert Blnndell, Briton Ferry, Lady Vernon; r.. Mr. David Brown, 36, Cwmavon-road, Aberavon, Rose Brown; v.h.c., Mr. William L. Hier, Mansel-street, Briton Ferry, Ferry Rose; Mr. J. Martin 7, Neath-road, Briton Ferry, Gwyn. TERRIER (Any other breed). Class 19.—Open.—1, Mrs. R. Williams, 11, Northampton-place, Swansea, Try King; 2, Mr. A. B. Tones, New Tredegar. Tirphil Blue- boy; and Mr. J. H. Phillips, British Volun- teer Hotel, Cardiff, Volunteer King; r.. Mr. J. Calderwood. Port Talbot, Braw Lass; v.h.c., Mr. J. Williams, Brynglas, Pontypool, Truro Demain; Mr. W. Michael, Briton Ferry, Bismark. TIRRIER (Any variety except Fox, that has never won a 1st prize). Class 20.—Open.—1, Mr. J. C. James, Carne, Fishguard, Pencaer Peggy; 2, Mr. Haydon, Tydrau-street, Aberavon, Dingle Chief; Mr. B. A. Jones, New Tredegar, Tirphil Blueboy, and Mr. J. H. Phillips, Cardiff, Glendower Floss; 3, Mr. B. Rees, 40, Gethin- street, Abcrcanaid Merthyr, Buffalo Bill; Mr. J. T. Jones, Commerce House, Clydach Vale, Lady Roberts; Mrs. Gwladys Webb Bowen, St. Martins, Haver- fordwest, Norah O'Neill; 4, Mr. T. C. Graham, Parkhurst, Newport, Bright; v.h.c., Mr. W. S. Fleming, 17, Harrowby-street, Docks, Cardiff, Dione; Mr. T. H. Harris, Sennybridge. Brecon, Cymro O'Senny; Mr. W. Williams, 4, Margaret-street, Swansea, Darran; Mr. A. Phillips, Talbot irms, Port Talbot, Sap; Mr. Paul Cronin. 2, Bevan's terrace, Cemetery-road, Port Tennant-roasi, Swansea, Tory Hill Nell; Mr. David Davies, Smith's Forge, Mountain Ash, Shamos; Mr. Morgan R.ees, Bisley Hotel, Llanelly, Vixen, and Mr. T. E. Morris, St. Relen s-read, Swan- sea, St. Patrick. COLLIE DOG. Class 21.-0pen.-1. Mra. T. G. Gunter, Briton Ferry, Giant Right-away; 2. Mr. D. Jenkins, Sooth. Wales Hotel, Plymouth, Connaught Storm; 3, Mr. W. V. H. Thomas, Caimarthen. Welsh Lad; 4, Mr. William Bowen, Brvneoch, Neath, Farmer's Boy, v.h.c., Mr. T. R. Jones, Crown Shop, New- bridge on Wye, Radnorshire, Ralph for the Front; Mr. William Rees, 19, Belle Vue, Swansea, Carlos, and Mr. T. F. Bosanks, Biynffynon Cottages. Llantrisant, Pride of the Hill; h.c., Mr. David Richards. Penylan, Aberthin, Cowbridge, Scott; Mr. J. Hughes, Station-road, Burry Port, Burry Port Wonder, and Mr. James Vernon, Wattstown, Porth, Rufus. COLLIE BITCH. Class 22.-0pen.-1, Mr. W. C. Hinckley, Pontypridd, Hoylake Peggy; 2, Mr. H. Rees, Greencroft, Narbeth. GreencroftMeg; 2 ex., Mr. Edward Cutliffe, Sketty, Lady of Light; 3, Mr. James McDowdall, Norfolk House, Burry Port. Kirkmaidon Lassie, 4, Mr. John Williams, 22, Hill-street, New- port, Mon., My Lady Love; and Mr. W. T. Jones, Neath, Crown Princess; v.h.c., Mr. W. Lewis, 19, Bridge-street, Pontypridd; Mrs. Edith Owens, 52, Oakwood-street. Port Talbot, Gwen; Mr. David Jenkins, Morr's- ton, Highland Queen; Mr. Jos. Teague, Cymla, Neath, Maid, and Mr. R. Bowen, Garth, Maesteg, Llynvi Princess. 8T. BERNARD. Class 24.—Open.—1, Mr. J. M. Ryan, Rail- way Hotel, Treherbert, Bute Rhondda; 2, Mr. William Lawson, 15, Carlton-terrace, Swansea, Moyoress of Swansea; 4, Mr. John William Kent, Blanche-street. Roath. Car- diff. Duchess of Penylan; r., Mr. F. B. Smith, Pcntyla, Aberavon, Sam Weller. ST. BERNARD NOVICE (Never having won first prize). Class 25.-0pen.-1, Mr. J. M. Ryan. Rail- way Hotel, Treherbert, Bute Rhondda; 2, Mr. William Clarko, 1, Gower-street, Cwm- avon. Wallace; 3, Mr. John Williams-Kent, 11, Blanche-street, Roath, Cardiff, Duchess of Penylan. PUG OR TOY. Class 26.-0pcn.-l, Mrg. H. Thomas, 3, Margam-terraco, Port Talbot, Quite Hapny; 2. Mr. A. H. Hoblyn, 115, Claude-road. Car- diff, Bonnie Mare; Mrs. R. Williams, Swansea, Try King, and Mrs. H. Thomas, Port Talbot, Cheeky; 3, Mr. J. H. Phillips, Cardiff, Glendower Floss, and Miss Frcegard, Neath, Picaninny. ANY OTHER VARIETY. Class 27.-0pl'n.-l, Mr. B. A..Toner.. Ne*T Tredegar, Southboro Diana; 2, Mr. W. C. Hinckley, Pontypridd, Zara; 2 ex., Mr. J. W.
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ABERAVON AND PORT TALBOT. NOTES AND NEWS. TBY "RAMBLER."] Is Swansea jealous of the prospect of the port-, of Port Talbot in the near future doiner them an injury P What else can be ascribed to the sensa" tioual paragraphs which now and then emanate from a Swansea source, seeking to damage Port Talbot. Last week-end a paragraph again appeared in a daily contemporary to the effect that a barque had gone ashore whilst entering the port, whereas, as a matter of fact, the para" graph was pure invention, and was promptly apologised for in a later edition. Of course it is very annoying to the Dock Company to see these paragraphs appearing from time to time, but be. yond this no harm is done, as Port Talbot has already began to make itself heard as a shipping port, and will presently rank as one of the first coal exporting ports in the channel, despite all that Swansea may do or say. Aberavon has been agifuting for better postal facilities for years past, and the G.P.O. has been- standing in the way of granting these facilities, but latterly the Department have condescended to meet the wishes of the Town Council, provided they would guarantee a sum of £ 50. For thia < £ 50 Aberavon could possess a branch office, and be in all respects (with the exception of acting as a receiving and distributing office), on a level with the Head Office at Port Talbot. The offer to subsidise the Department came from the Town Council. Now they know the extent of that subsidy, viz., £50, but it is far from certain that the Corporation, after all the agitation which they have made, will fall in with the proposal to pay this £50. They are not unanimous, and it is just possible that the agitation will collapse. The next meeting of the Council will no doubt decide the question. The recent copious rains arrived just in time to prevent a lowering of the reservoir. At this season of the year every drop of rain gladdens the heart of the ratepayers, as they know the water supply is then safe, but why should this anxiety be continually hanging over their heads year in and year out. Now that the Baglan scheme is scotched," let an expert be called in to advise on a scheme of water supply which would be ample for years to come; act on his report, and carry the matter through in a business-like way. There is no hope of escape unless the Margam terms are accepted. Mr. E. Lowther, the new traffic manager of the Port Talbot Railway and Docks Company, was one of the chief mineral superintendents on the North Eastern Railway, for the Southern Division of that Company's Tyne Dock Section. He commences his new appointment forthwith. What Aberavon and Port Talbot cannot do the little village of Margam can, in the matter of cricket. Margam this year, it appears, will possess a fairly strong team, since it will be rein- forced by one or two old Aberavon players. Their ground is in Margam Park, and the sur- roundings are admirably adapted for an after- noon's cricket. The Aberavon Town Council have carried the question of economy (?) to such a pitch that they have decided to invite tenders for a jE500 contract by wall posters confined within the Borough. This so disgusted a representative of the Press, who is regularly present at the meetings of the Council, that he withdrew from the meeting and destroyed his CODY." The action of the Council certainly does not land itself to the support of the Press, and it is very questionable whether such economy is economy at all. The man Clifford, who was sentenced to two months' hard labour without the option of a fine (reported elsewhere in these columns), for having committed a brumal assault on his daughter, richly deserved his punishment. He pleaded guilty, and said that he was not aware that he had inflicted such terrible punishment. A man with such animal tendencies is much safer in Swansea gaol for a short term. Society can well be rid of such a blackguard. The docks look quite stately this week with their long array of "full riggers" and barques, and they have had a very busy week of it. The Ethiopia" has been completely overhauled after her little mishap on the Gower coast, and has now left the dry dock after two months' sojourn there. The contract was completed well within the contract time, and speaks well of the expedi- tiausness of the Company. THE ORATORIO.—Gaul's "Holy City" will be rendered in the parish church on Ascension Day, when some well-known artistes will take part. The oratorio is beinf produced in order to repay portion of the expenses incurred in connection with the rebuilding and enlargement of the organ. A representative committee has been appointed, with Mr. Lemuel Jones as secretary, and Mr. John John treasurer and as it is one of the first oratorios of its kind heard at Aberavon, it will undoubtedly be well patronised. BRUTAL ASSAULT BY A FATHER AT ABERAVON. Henry Clifford, a boatman, of Sandfields, Aberavon, was brought up in custody at the Borough Police Court on Wednesday morning' last, before Alderman H. Walsh and J. M. Smith charged under a warrant with unlawfully assaulting and beating his ten-year-old child, Gwladys Clifford, on the night of the 7th May. Mrs. Maria Clifford, the mother of the child, who was evidently in a weak state of health, was the first witness called. She deposed that on the night in question her daugher was sent to bed about 10 o'clock by her father. She did not un- dress but simply laid down on the bed in her father's room, as he was going out to work. She was in bed at the time, in an adjoining room. Clifford came upstairs shortly afterwards, and seeing the child undressed on the bed, told her to undress, but the girl was asleep. He awoke her, and the child proceeded to get up in a half-sleepy state, and Clifford went downstairs, but the girl fell off to sleep again. Clifford returned upstairs for the second time, and seeing Gwladys still un- dressed, set about her with a leather belt which he was wearing. Witness beard the child's screams, and to avoid her father, she ran into witnesses bedroom. Clifford followed, and banged her down on the bed and threatened to kill her, but witness begged of him to let the poor child alone. He then went downstairs. The child was in a frightful state both eyes were blackened, swollen and completely closed, and witness, despite her own illness, was bathing them nearly all through the night, and the child suffered great pain. She also complained about having been beaten about the body and legs.-In cross-examination, witness denied that she had ever forbidden the child to disobey him. The child was next called. She was a bright, intelligent girl, and bore evident marks of her father's brutal conduct. She detailed how her father folded up the buckled strap and slashed her across the head and face, and about the body and legs. She ran to her mother's room for pro- tection. Dr. Watson was called to speak as to the injuries, which, happily, were not of a permanent character. Clifford pleaded guilty and expressed hist sorrow for the offence, but he said the child would not obey him,and she was encouraged in this by her mother. The Bench characterised the assault as a most brnti.1 one, and Clifford was sent to prison for two months' hard labour, without the option of a fine.
Lorraine, Rio Tinto, Limited, Cwmavon, I Ned; 3, Miss Frcegard, Neath, Picaninny; 4, Mr. J. Crewe, Queen's Royal Hotel, Swin- don, Wilts., Hamlet; r., Mr. F. T. Broad, 50, Olive-street, Giangetcwn, Cardiff, Old Style; v.h.c., Mr. R. Williams, 52, High-street, Yuysybwl, Rongh. SPORTING PUPPIES (Under 12 months). Class 28.-0pen.-1, Mr. W. V. H. Thomas, Carmarthen, Welsh Baron; 2, Mr. Harry Gunn, Westgate Chambsrs, Cardiff, Rumney Rock; 3, Mr. B. A. Jones, 2, James-street, New Tredegar, Tirphil Tommy, and Mr. W. H. David, Neath, Kimla Tyrant; 4, Mr. Lewis Pugh, 1, Gloster-terrace, Haverford- west, Ro" dy Confident; r., Mr. Llewellyn Lewis, Physician, etc., Neath; v.h.c., Mr. Thomas Lloyd, 5, Dan Derry lane, Cefnooed, near Merthyr Tydvil, Cefn Broomfield; Mr. John Lewis, 1, Commercial-street, Abergwyn- fi; Mr. John Richards, 91, High-street, Tony- refail, Porth, and Mr. Herbert Jennings, Cowbridge-road, Cardiff, Coal Vale Queen. NON-SPORTING PUPPIES (Under 12 months). Class 29.—Open.—1, Mr. J. Clement James, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, Pencaer Prince; Mr. C. Fargher, 2, Splott-road, Cardiff, Car- diff Warman, and Mrs. L. Thomas, Port Talbot, Quite Happy; 2, Mr. J. Williams, 22, Mill-street, Newport, Nil Desperandum; 3, Mr. Edward Cutliffe, Scyborucha Farm, STcettv, Lady of Light, and Mr. Haydon, Tydraw-street, Aberavon, Dingle Chief; 4, 4, Mr. J. H. Phillips, Cardiff, Glendower Floss; r., Mr. W. V. H. Thomas, Carmar- then, Welsh Lad; v.h.c., Mr. F. B. Smith, Pentyla. Aberavon, Sam Weller; Mr. W. G. Eaton Evans, Haverfordwest, Avail Euan Vic; Mr. Samuel Michael, 5, Tabor-place, Castle-street, Maesteg, Moth; Mr. William Lawson, Carlton-terrace, Swansea, Mayoress of Swansea; Mr. R. T. Jones, Crown Shop, Newbridge-on-Wye, Radnorshire, Ralph for the Front; Mr. Thomas F. Bosanks, Bryn- ffynon cottages, Llantrisant, Pride of the Hill; Mr. George Bowen, Cedars, Llanishen, Tant Gollidyg; Mr. J. Francis, 20, Nightin- gale-street, Abercanaid, Beautiful Floss; Mr. A. Phillips, Talbot Arms, Port Talbot, Sap; Mr. Paul Cronin, 2, Bevan's-terrace, Ceme- tery-road, Port Tennant, Swansea, Tory Hill Nell; Mr. E. Cullen, 4, Well-street, Swan- sea, Tory Hill Shamrock; Mr. R. Bowen, Garth, Maesteg, Llynvi Princess; Mr. J. McDowdall, Burry Port. Kirkmaiden Prin- coss and Kirkmaiden Lassie. NOVICE CLASS (Any variety that has never won a first prize). Class 30.—Open.—1, Mr. C. Fargher, Car- diff, Cardiff Warman, and Mr. W. V. H. Thomas, Carmarthen, Welsh Baron; 1 ex., Mrs. H. Thomas Port Talbot, Quite Happy; 2, Mr. Harry Gunn, Westgate Chambers, Cardiff, Rumney Rock; 3, Mr. W. H. Rees, Cross Inn, Rhymney, Lord Bobs; Mr. Lewis Pugh, Haverfordwest, Rowdy Confident; Mr. Edward Cutliffe, Sketty, Lady of Light; Mr. W. Lewis, Pontypridd, and Mr. B. A. Jones, New Tredegar; 4, Mr. J. McDowdall, Burry Port, Kirkmaiden Princess; v.h.c. Mr. B. Rees, 40, Gelhin-street, Abercanaid, Merthyr Buffalo Bill; Mr. Thomas Lloyd, Cefncoed, near Merthyr Tydvil, Cefn Broomfield; Mr. Thomas E. Davies, Llantrisant, Black Tulip; Mr. Thomas A. Evans, Belle Vue-street, Swansea, Old Nick; Mr. John Williams, Merthyr; Mr. D. McLachlan, Swansea, Bruce; Mrs. Gwladys Webb-Bowen, Haverfordwest, Norah O'Neill; Mr. A. H. Hoblyn, Cardiff, Busy; Mr. H. Jennings, Cardiff, Lambton Lass; Mr. James Vernon, Porth, Rufus; Mr. W. H. Jones, Pontypridd, Thelma; Mr. Caul Cronin, Port Tennant, Swansea, Tory Hill Nell; Mr. Ed. Cullen, Swansea, Tory Hill Shamrock, and Mr. J. H. Phillips, Car- diff, Glendower Flos3; h.c., Mr. Robert Williams, Ynysybwl, Ormskirk Galiot, and Mr. R. T. Jones, Newbridge on Wye, Ralph. SELLING PRICE (Not to exceed £ 8). Class 31.-0pen.-l, Mr. C. Fargher, Cardiff; 2, Mr. T. H. Harris, Sennybridge, Brecon, Senny Ambassador, and Mr. H Isaacs, Dow- lais, Irish Lady; 2 ex., Mr. J. C. James, Carne, Fishguard, Pencaer Juno 3. Mr. W. Michael, Briton Ferry, Greenfield Bendigo and Mr. J. H. Phillips, Cardiff, Volunteer King 4, Mr. Lewis Pugh, Haverfordwest, Rowdy Mr. W. C. Hinkley, Pontypridd, Zara and Mr. H. Rees, Narberth, Green- croft Mary r., Mr. W. G. Eaton Evans, Haverfordwest, Avail Evan Sarum v.h.c., Mr. T. Lloyd, Cefncoed, Cefn Broomfield Mr. Ivor Jenkins, Merthyr, Grove Fascina- tion Mr. Cecil T. Proctor, Exeter, Sylvan Jack Messrs. W. and J. Jenkins, Neath, Queen Mr. A. H. Hoblyn, Cardiff, Busy Mr. John Richards, Tonyrefail, Porth Mr. P. H. Roche, Penrice Castle, Gower, The Ballot Girl Mr. B. A. Jones, New Trede- gar, Tirphil Masterpiece Mr. J. McDowdall, Burry Port, Kirkmaiden Princess. LOCAL SPORTING (within 12 miles of Briton Ferry). Class 32.—1, Mr. George Morgan, Gwaun- cae-Gurwen, Sweet Briar II.; 1 ex., Mr. W. H. David, Neath, Mallwyd James; 3. Mr. J. E. Jones, Neath, Sunset Fancy; 4, Mr. Griff. Evans,, Sculptor. Porth, King Bruce; r., Mr. Thomas A. Evans, Swansea, Old Nick; v.h.c., Mr. John Hawkin, Margam Park, Port Talbot Margam Boy, and Mr. David Jen- kins, Morriston, Napoleon. LOCAL NON-SPORTING (within 12 miles of Briton Ferry). Class 33.—1, Mrs. H. Thomas, Port Talbot Quite Happy; 1 ex., Mr. W. T. Jones, Neath; 2, Mrs. T. G. Gunter, Briton Ferry, Giant P.ightaway; 3, Mr. E. Cutliffe, Sketty, Lady of Light, and Miss Freegard, Neath, Pica- ninny; 4, Mr. W. Michael, Briton Ferry, Greenfield Bendigo; v.h.c., Mr. W. Lawson, Swansea, Mayoress of Swansea; Mr. W. Clarke, Cwmavon, Wallace; Mr. J. Teague, Neath, Kimla Lad; Mr. W. Williams, Swan- sea, Darran; Mr. Paul Cronin, Port Tennant, Tory Hill Nell; Mr. David Jenkins, Morris- ton, Highland Queen, and Mr. J. M. Bowen, Neath, Farmers Boy. LOCAL TERRIERS (Any variety). Class 34.-1, Mr. W. H. David, Neath, Kimla Tyrant; 2, Mr. David Williams, Briton Ferry, Dingle Scout; 3, Mr. W. Michael, Briton Ferry; 3 ex., Mr. E. Laurence, Swansea, Wentmore King; 4, Mr. W. A. Davies, Morriston, Buller, and Mr. David Jenkins, Morriston. Napoleo-i. ABBREVIATIONS.—R., Reserved prize; Ex., Extra prize; V.H.C., Very Highly Commen- ded; H. 0., Highly Commended. Awards for Poultry,etc., will appear next week, if postible.