LLANDOVERY BY OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.] CRICKET. LLANDOVERY COLLEGE v. LLANELLY. T he cricket season for 1901 was opened at Llandovery on Saturday last with the above ttatch. Both sides were fairly represented. The weather was glorious, and in conspquence a good sprinkling of spectators were present. The visitors winning the toss elected to send the Collegians ifrst to the wickets. C. M. Davies and J. A. Jones opened the innings in opposition to the trundling of Fred Rees and H. Howell. The start was nnpropitious, as with only seven runs on the "telegraph" Jones's wickets were disturbed with a curler from Rees. The Collegians continued to fare badly, and when luncheon was called five wickets were disposed of for only 14 runs. On resuming, the bomesters fairly succumbed to the deliveries of Fred Rees and Joseph, and by 2 40 the whole of the wickets were dismissed for the paltrey total of 27 runs. Rees captured six wickets for 13 runs, Joseph two for three runs, and H. Howell two for nine runs. The Llanellyites opened their innings with Fred Rees and J. Howill. The former opened with vigour, and runs came at a brisk rate. However, with the score at 18, Howell was dis- missed with a fine ball from Hudson, which broke a good deal from the "off." LI. John filled the vacancy, and without further loss the neccessary runs were obtained. With the total at 35. Hudson again found a way to Reea* wickets. Davies, Watkins, and John also made some in. valuable stands, and materially assisted to increase the soore. Percy Rees, however, gave the better display of the day, playing in brilliant style all round the wicket. He kept his wicket up all through with 54 runs to his credit, which was obtained by hits for eight 4's, three 3's, and seven 2's. The innings ultimately closed for 133 runs, thus leaving the Tinplaters easy victors by 106 runs. Appended are the respective scores :— LLANDOVERY COLLEGE. C. M. Davies, b F. L. Rees 7 J. A. Jones, b Rees 3 R. B. Calcott, b Howell 0 S. H. Lookyer, c and b Howell 4 Hud-on, b Rees 0 A. E. Seymour, c Watkins, b Joseph 2 P. Richards, c Howell, b Rees 3 H. S. Brabant. b Rees 4 A. L. Green, c Watkins, b Joaeph. 2 G. Bowen, b Rees 0 M. E. Davies, not out. 0 Extras. 2 Total. 27 LLANELLY. Fred L. Rees, b Hudson 26 J. Howell, b Hudson 4 U. John, c Hudson, b Brabant. 17 H. Howell, c Jones, b Hudson 1 Percy Rees, not ou t. 54 Davies (pro.), at Bowen, b Caloott. 14 B. V. Watkins, b Seymour. 14 L. Williams, c Jones, b Davies 1 T. Randell, c Hudson, b Seymour. 0 D. Watts, b Seymour. 0 D. L. Joseph, absent 0 Extras. 5 Total. 133 DEBATE. At the last week's meeting of the Temperance Association an interesting debate took place, the subject being, Should Christian men engage in war ?" Papers were read by Mr. F. Sheppard in the affirmative, and Mr. G. Morton in the megative. After an interesting discussion, in which several of the members participated, the debate resulted in the affirmative paper being defeated by four votes only. TOWN COUNCIL. This body held its usual monthly meeting at the Town Hall, on Thursday in last week, under the presidency of the Mayor (Councillor Thos. Phillips, of Picton Villa). There were also present: Alderman Thomas Jonefe, Llanfair Grange; Councillors J. R. James, Springfield Cottage (ex-Mayor); D. Saunders Thoma&, Belmont House; W. Rees, Forest House H. Havard, Stone-street; John Evans. Old Change D. T. M. Jones, Nantyrhogfan; T. Gwenlaia Davies, Greyhound Hotel; and Dan Davies, Stone-street; the Town Clerk (Mr. John Thomas) and the Surveyor (Mr. William Lloyd). Minutes. The minutes of the last meeting were read by the Town Clerk and confirmed. The Increase in Rates. Mr. D. Saunders Thomas questioned the accuracy of the report of the last meeting which appeared in the papers in connection with the aew rate of 6s. in the £ having been levied for the year. He contended that tfais report was incorrect, as there would only be 3s. in the £ collectable during the present year, and 3:iJ. in the £ during the next year. Mr. D. T. M. Jones retorted that the report was quite correct, as it stated that it was levied for the financial year which ended on the 31st March next. The rate would, however, be eolleoted in two instalments, one of 3:i. in the £ to be collected immediately, and the other moiety to be collected between the 29th September next and the ensuing 31st March. The Town Clerk That is quite correct. The subject then dropped. Correspondence. The Town Clerk read two letters from the Local Government Board, sanctioning the appointment of Dr. E. Berryman as medical officer of health for the ensuing year, and also the re-appointment of Mr. John Roderick as inspector of nuisances for a like period. Tenders. Tenders for the supplying of stones on the Dolanhirion-road and the roads in the borough were read, and it was resolved to accept the tender of Mr. Ernest Thomas, of Bailyglas, as far as the Dolanhirion-road was concerned. It was also decided to accept the tender of Mr. Dan Jones to supply stones on the main roads in the town and for the bye-roads, Mr. David Evans' tender was accepted. Bills. Cheques in payment of some bills presented were drawn and signed. The Meat Market Ground Rent again on the the Boards. Arrears Still Unpaid. Mr. Dan Davies enquired if the arrears of ground rent due on the meat market had yet been paid. The Mayor No, because they have no money. Mr. J. R. James Why don't the shareholders pay the rent. Mr. D. T. M. Jones: There is a resolution on the minute book which states that unless the arrears were paid by that meeting proceed- ings were to be taken against the company to enforce the payment thereof. I fail to see the use of making resolutions unless they are carried -out. The Town Clerk: It is useless proceeding against them, as they have no money. Mr. J. R. James: Why don't they borrow off their bankers ? Mr. D. T. M. Jones: I take it that in any event the shareholders have a private banking account of their own. Surely they are strong eiongh to pay JE40 between them. Mr. T. Gwenlais Davies: I certainly press that the arrears be paid at once. If I or any other ratepayer got in arrear in respect of rates it is hardly likely you would give so much grace in that case. The Mayor: I think we had better let the matter rest for a time until some terms are settled as to the proposed purchasing of the building. I have suggested that half its original value be paid to the surviving shareholders, and it is pretty well settled. But the Corporation at present is not in a position to buy. Mr. D. T. M, Jones: It has not been agreed yet by us that we give them half the original cost of the meat market. In any event the arrears of rent will have to be paid. I move that the resolution previously passed to be carried out by the next meeting. Mr. T. Gwenlais Davies seconded. Mr. J. R. James: The shareholders can easily get the momey from their bankers if they desire to do go. The motion was carried. Extra Water Rate. Mr. D. Sanndera Thomas inquired if the collector had received the fee of 5s. from the persons who used an extra supply of water. The Town Clerk replied that the collector bad informed him that he had collected those amounts. Valuation of Railways. Aid. Thomas Jones inquired as to the extent of the railways in th* borough. The Town Clerk: Something like 11, but I sannot be positive on the point without refer- ence Aid. Thomas Jones remarked that the railways had not been valued for 16 years, and he thought the Town Council should take some stepwto have them re-assessed. He gave notice that he would Oiove to this effect at the next meeting. What Rates do .the College Pay r" Mr. John Evans inquired on what terrur was the new warden going to pay rates in respect of the college. Was he only goir^ to pjythein £ 15, had been arrange! some tima ago If tha latter case, th>n they as a council were ^oinpr to P^ve the warden a present of something like Mr. J. R. James contended that this was a special arrangement between the Council and the warden on the old assessment of the college which had existed for ten years. Mr. John Evans Now that the assessment has been increased from JE80 to JE120 he certainly ought to pay more rates. Mr. J. R. James: The increase in the valuation of the college will only afiect the assessment. Mr. John Evans: And will the previous arrangement to pay JE15 only still exist ? Mr. D. Saunders Thomas Perhaps if you press this matter much. the warden will pay less than £ 15, ascertain privileges were extended to public institutions as regards rates. Mr. John Evans A proper man should re-value the building. Mr. J. R. James The assessment has already been increased £ 40. I feel certain that if we proceed in this manner, the warden will only pay what sum he is legally liable. Mr. D. T. M. Jones considered that the college was rated quite high enough at present. Mr. John Evans If the warden pays only JE15, then, under the new rate of 6s. in the X, we as a council will lose £ 21, as the rates would amount to JE36 on the assessment of £ 120. Mr. D. T. M. Jones Does the warden pay rates on JE120 ? The Town Clerk": That is the new assessment. But there are certain deductions allowed in res- pect of his private house. Mr. D. Saunders Thomas thought it very desirable that the collector should always attend the meetings of the Council in order that they might have some enlightenment on matters which cropped up appertaining to the rates. He moved that a list ot defaulters be presented quarterly by that official. Mr D. T. M. Jones seconded, andj it was passed. The subject then dropped. Capital Proposal by Councillor J. R. James. Mr. J. R. James moved that an improvement committee in connection with the Council be formed, and that the whole of the members of the Council act on such committee. They could meet on several occasions to discuss some schemes for the benefit and general welfare of the town of Llandovery. A committee of this kind was formed in other towns, and he considered it would be well for them to have one also. He suggested that the Mayor act as convener of such committee meetings. Mr. Dan Davies seconded, and the motion was carried without any distention. Gutters out of Order. Mr. T. Gwenlais Davies desired to draw the attention of the Surveyor to the state of the gutters in Victoria-street. The water would not run but remained in pools about the street. He proposed that the gutters be re-set. Mr. J. R. James seconded. Mr. D. Saunders Thomas having also confirmed Mr. Davies' statement as to the state of the gutters, the Surveyor was instrujted to have the work done. New Rate. The seal of the Corporation on the new rate was affixed at the meeting. This was all the business. FUNERAL. The funeral of the late Mr. George Edwards, of King's-road, in this town, house decorator and painter, whose demise was reported in our last week's issue, took place on Saturday afternoon last, and being of a public character, was attended by a large number of persons. The place of interment was Llandingat Churchyard. The Rev. Eben. Jones (vicar) conducted a brief service at the deceased's residence, whilst the Tiev. Grnffydd Evans (curate) was the officiant at the church. At the grave the Vicar again officiated. The coffin was made by Messrs. E. Williams and Sons, cabinet makers, in this town, whilst the undertaker was Mr. William Jones, of Alma House. SCHOOL TREAT AT CEFNARTHEN. On Saturday afternoon last, at the Cefnarthen, Schoolroom, near Llandovery, Mr. John ■Yilliams, J.P., of Tirypentre, again gave a proof of his benevolent character by entertaining in sumptuous style the children attending this day school to an excellent cake, with tea and other delicacies. No less than 64 children and friends partook of the repast which was catered for in his usual capable and satisfactory manner by Councillor Thomas Roberts, of the Jubilee Crown Stores, Llandovery. The arrangements in connection with the tea-fight was under the superintendence of Mrs. Roberts, who richly deserves high commendation on the efficient style in which all the preparations were carried out. The company having done the needful to the 4'inner-man," oranges and cakes were liberallv distributed amongst the children. The conclud- ing part of the afternoon was then merrily whiled away in the playing of miscellaneous games and all kinds of amusements. Councillor Williams has a^rayB been a faithful and regular supporter of this school since its formation, and amongst other kindly and generous acts has never failed to pay his annual voluntary subscription of XI towards its maintenance. For his great kindness on the present occasion, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded him on the proposition of the Rev. E. Maelor Roberts, seconded by Mr. David Morgan (schoolmaster), a vote which was greeted with loud and continuous cheers by the children. A similar vote was also passed to Mr. and Mrs. Roberts for preparing such an excellent tea. In the evening the children entertained the company to some excellent songs, recitations and dialogues, which were much appreciated, and at its teimina- tion hooks and cards were presented to the children for regular attendance at the school during the year ended the 31st March last. Appended is the programme:—Opening address, Lizzie Mary Owens song, Strike up the Music," School Children; recitation, "Maegenyf ddwy law," Infants recitation, We are but little folks' you see," School Children; song, Lili Lon," School Children; dialogue, "When a woman I am," Six School Girls recitation, Y Bachgen bach a'r Duc," Sailor Boy recitation, Y_ cloc wedi sefyll," H. M. Williams; song, Little sister's gone to sleep," School ChUdren recitation, "YMorgrugyn a Sioncyn y gwair," Joseph Morgan recitation, Bydd dyner wrth y plentyn bach," Maggie James song, Y gath a'i rhai bychain," School Children; recitation. "Y gwcw a'r y fedwen," Annie M. Thomas recitation," The Little Teacher," D. B. Owens; rccitation, "Y Ffermwr;a'r gwas," Maggie L Jones; Bong. Ar byd y nos," School Children recitation, What we Love," Six Little Children; recitation, "Y Bachgen ddywedod gelwydd," J. Morgan; dialogue, Five Children; recitation, Y gath a'r llygoden," Margaretta Thomas; recitation, "Yr Eneth ddall," Mary Lizzie Owens; song, "Pwy na fyddai yn Amaethwr," School Children finale, God Save the King."
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STRANGE BREACH OF PROMISE. One of the most remarkable breach of prom- ise cases that have ever been brought before the courts is about to be tried in Athens, writes a correspondent. The plaintiff, a young woman from the village of Marcop- ovlo, sdme thirty-five, miles from Athens, bases her claims upon an ancient custom of the village, which, it is held, will influence the jury in her favour. The custom, which has the1 force of law in the village, is. as fol- lows —On certain fete days the villagers as- semble on the green, when dancing is indulged in. Any girl wishing to marry drops her handkerchief, and the swain who picks it up is bound to marry her. In the case in ques- tion the young man, who picked up the hand- kerchief by accident, had never seen the girl before. When acclaimed by the assembled villagers as the prospective husband of the girl he demurred; hence the action at law. The young lady is decidedly good-looking and his lack of taste in not taking her for a bride is much commented on in the village.
An opportunity will be given to the thou- sands who will attend the Grand Bazaar in aid of the Deaf and Dumb Institution, at the Albert Hall, Swansea., on May 21, 22, and 23rd. to form an opinion of the electric light, as we understand Mr. J. S. Brown will fix, free of charge, an installation with four of Johnson and Phillips' latest enclosed long- burning arc lamps, of 1,500 candle-power, each specially designed for interior lighting. It, is also hoped, if time will admit, that Mr. Brown will fix at the sntrar.ee in Cradock- ^treet, a 2,000 candle-power arc lamp, and also a similar lamp in De-la-Beche-street.
HOMECOMINC OF CARMAR- THEN VOLUNTEERS. MR. BENJAMIN EVANS AND THE YEOMANRY MOVEMENT Four of the Carmarthen Volunteers from the war were welcomed home on Thursday evening, in last week, by a splendid banquet given at the Ivy Bush Hotel, Carmarthen. The men from the front were: Sergeant Langman, Corporal Meredith Williams. Pri- vate Theo. Rogers, and Private J. Phillips, who returned with the service company of the Welsh Regiment last week. Sir James Hills-Johnes, V.C., G.C.B., presided over a Ja.rgoi gathering, which included several county gentlemen. Colonel Roberts wrote expressing regret at being unable to be pre- sent, adding that he felt it to be a great hon- our to have the command of a battalion which sent 60 men to the front. He referred to the sad case of the late Sapper Harry Basker- ville, and he forwarded a cheque for a guinea towards the local fund which has teen started at Carmarthen to secure adequate provision for his widow and six little children. Mr. Thomas Parkinson, Castle Pigyn. pro- posed "The Bishop," and the Rev. Owen Evans. vicar, responded. Mr. Benjamin Evans, ex-high-sheriff of Carmarthenshire proposed the toast of "The Army and Reserve Forces." Speaking of the latter, he said that the present wax had proved our Volunteers to be made. of the right stuff; they had acquitted themselves so well that they had won the confidence of the Army and of the British nation. He should like to allude to a subject in which he felt a considerable interest, but before he came to that he could not help referring to the thorough manner in which their excellent chairman threw himself into all movements concerning the, county of Carmarthen. Sir James. Hills-Johnes's presence was an indica- tion of his willingness on all occasions to ex- tend encriuragement and help even to the humblest soldier of the land. (Applause.) He was sure that the four lad", could have' no greater honour paid them than to be wel- comed home by so distinguished a soldier as their chairman. For his own part, he was deeply grateful to Sir James for this act of great kindness, and also to the Mayor, and the committee, and the townspeople of Car- marthen for the splendid hospitality which they had extended to those' four gallant young fellows. (Applause.) He felt this all the more because one of the men was a relative of his own. (Hear, hear.) On this point he should like to say that he was deeply touched by the warmth of the reception they had given his nephew, Sergeant Langman. It was not, perhaps, for him to point out, but he felt he ought to say that the lad possessed one qual- ity which he (the speaker) valued no less than his courage'. He referred to his unfailing cleerfulness. (Applause.) He had received from him many letters from the front, but, despite the dangers he faced and the hard- ships he endured, in common with others, he had looked in vain in those letters for one solitary grumble, or complaint. That was the right spirit in which to go forth to fight the- battles' of one's country. (Hear, hear.) It was a spirit which must find a fitting re- eponse at home. Those who stayed behind had their duties as well as the soldiers,, and he thought that one of the fines%leatures of the history of the last eighteen months had been the display of practical patriotism by those whose duty lay at home, for there had been something more to do1 than cheering the news of victories hardly won, of consoling the afflicted by the loss, of relatives slain in bat- tle. Thousands of the men who shouldered their rifles and crossed the sea to vindicate the right of British people to' an unfettered freedom had had to leave thoir situations in this country, but the employers of labour had done their part nobly and generously. They had kept open the situations of the reservists and the Volunteers', and in many cases they had looked after the ff milies whose bread- winners had been fighting at the front. His nephew, Sergeant Langman, hal no family, but his employers—the Capital and Counties Bank-had. nor only kept opm his feituation, but bad promised to pay him his salary in full for the whole time of his absence. (Loud applause.) This, it TI as pleasant to think. was- no solitary instance. His point in deal- ing with this aspect was to show that there was an opening for patriotic work at home as well as on the tented field, and that if the tra- ditions of the race had been held on the one band, the responsibilities of nationhood had not been forgotten on the other. (Applause.) Btjt although it was tempting to dwell on the past, they must not forget that the future had its task and its obligations'. That ga- thering was a very pleasant re-unicn, but he should like to seo it made something more. In a sense it was the end of one movement, but he :-hould like to see it made the starting point of another. Mr. Ben Evans proceeded to advocate the formation of a West Wales Regiment of Yeomanry, combining the coun- ties of Pembrokeshire. Carmarthenshire, and Cardiganshire—aud added that although they had not the wealth of Glamorgan, they had the patriotism—(load applause)—and they had the men—("We have")- and they had, the rich heritage of glorious military tradi- tions which it would be a privilege for their young manhood to uphold. (Prolonged ap- plause.) The race and the district which pro- duced Picton and Nott had neither lost in pa- triotism nor in valour, and he was vain enough of his native county to1 believe' that tf the movement was* further encouraged than at present, and received the encourage- ment of their gallant chairman (General Sir James Hills-Johnes) and their distinguished and public-spirited lord-lieutenant (Sir Jas. Druramond) there would be no lack of appli- cants for places in the new regiment. To bring about such a development would be worthy of their best efforts-(hear, hear)— and more, it would form a fitting and splen- did memorial of the magnificent response which the whole Empire made to the Govern- ment appeal for sacrifices in order to over- come the greatest military operation in which they had ever been engaged, and at the same time provide greater and ampler means for extending the Empire's usefulness as the grea- test civilising Power which the world had ever seen. (Loud applause.) Colonel Lewis >Llysnewydd), Captain Pic- ton Evans, and Captain James John re- sponded. The Chairman submitted "Our Gnests"- the toast of the evening—and said the four men were well-tried soldiers, tested by the only reliable test of the soldier—hard active service, facing shot, shell and bullets. (Ap- plause.) He concluded by quoting the de- spatch of General Barton recording the effi- ciency, discipline, and devotion to duty which the regiment had displayed whilst under his command. Sir James then presented the men with the town's gifts, amidst the grea- test enthusiasm. Sergeant Langman was pre- sented with a gold albert chain and medal- lion, and the other men with gold watches. Sergeant Langman responded. The health of General Sir James Hills- Johnes having been given by the Mayor, the toast list was brought to a close. The evening was very pleasantly spent, with songs by the) best known singers of the town.
LOCAL ARBITRATION AWARD. Sir Alexander Rendel, the arbitrator be- tween the parties, has given his award in the arbitration between Mr. Nott, the dock con- tractor, and the Llanelly Harbour Commis- sion. Mr. Nott claimed on account of deten- tion of plant, etc., his total claim exceeding £ 8,000. A counterclaim was put in by the harbour commission. The award has not yet been officially announced, but we understand that the amount fixed upon by Sir A. Rendel is some J6800 odd.
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THE REV. DAVID EVANS, BURRY PORT I FUNERAL CEREMONY. On Monday the mortal remains of the late pastor of the English Congregational Chapel were laid to rest at Carmel Cemetery (where the deceased had expressed a wish to be bur- ied). The body was enclosed in a beautifully polished oak coffin, with massive brass fasten- ings. and on the plate was engraved: "Rev. David Evans, Congregational minister; died May 9th. 1901; aged 52 years." The body was carried to the chapel where the deceased had been pastor for 20 years, by the members of his congregation, and was followed by: First mourning coach, Mrs. Evans (widow), Mr. Brynmor Evans (son), Mrj Edward Evans (brother), Mrs. Oliver Davies (sister). Miss Katie Davies (niece). Second mourning coach: Mrs..Ed. Evans (sister-in-law), Mrs. Thomas (sister of widow), Mrs. Rees (Plas- marl), Misses Gwladys, May. and Katie. Evans. Third coach, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Evans, Mrs. Ann Evans, Morgan and Annie Davies, Mra. Thos. Griffiths. The ro*ute from Goring Villas, the deceased's residence, was lined with the children of the Board School (Mr. Evans having been chairman of the School Board for many years), and the children, all uncovered while the coffin was being carried, made an impressive scene;. The procession was led by the ministers of re- ligion, and laymenb of whom a large num- ber were present including the following:- Revs. J. Rogers, J. H. Rees, W. E. Watkins, .T. Owen, D. T. Richards. Glasnant Jones, (Pwll), Juo. Davies (curate), James Griffiths, and Glynfab Williams, Burryport; W. Trevor Davies, D. Lewis, M. P. Moses, J. M. Wil- liams, R. Gwylfa Roberts, J. Evans (Bryn), J. H. Davies, D. Jones. M. H. Edwards, and J. Lewis, Llanelly; J. Bevan, Waunarlwydd; Penar Griffiths, Morris Morgan, Swansea; R. Thomas, Landore; Jno. Davies, Cadle; B. Davies, D.D., Trelech; Ben. Davies, Pan- teg; Elias Joseph, Sketty; Dd. Rees, New- ton, Mumbles; D. Phillips. Canaan, Swan- sea; — Roderick, Bishopston; E. Rogers, and Ed. Morgan, Neath; J. Charles, Cefn- mawr; R. Charles (student(, Forestfach; J. Harold Williams, Bridgend; S. Phillips, Llanelly; Dd. Jones, Cwmbwrla; T. Sin- clair Evans. E. Nicholas, and Wm. James, Swansea; Wm. Davies, Llandilo; D. A. Jones, Llangennech; Prof. D. C. Jones, D. Evans and D. G .Thomas, Carmarthen; Thos. Thomas, Llandilo; H. P. Jacob, Peniel; D. Thomas. Llanybri; Griffith Jones, Llanedi; D. Williams. Abergwili; D. Gorlech Jones, Nazareth; W. C. Jenkins, Kidwelly; S. Price, Laugharne; E. Powell, Pontardulais; J. S. Hughes, Rehobeth; R. Owen, Pwll; T. Jones, Goppa; E. Jones, Cana; W. Dyfodwg Davies, Morriston; S. Williams, Tiers Cross; Jos'. Devonald. Swansea; Messrs. A .A. Lewis, E. J .Bowen, W. Howell, D. C. Edwards, and J; G. Thomas, J.P., Burryport; Edward Lake, Thos. Roberts, R. T. Williams, and D. T. Williams, A.R.C.O. ,Swansea; Dr. Owen Williams, A. Morgan (Docks), Ed. Evans (Docks), T. F. Wilkins, C.C.. Thos. Hammond, D.C.. J. Owen, D.C., J. Walters (chemist), M. 0. Davies (draper), W. Clutton, and W. Williams, G.W.R., Burryport; E. E. Wil- kins, Rev. J. Davies, Thos. Lloyd, R. Thomas, and S. F .Cox (clerk), all members of Peni- brey School Board; Prce Edmunds. Capt. D. Edmunds, Capt. Richards. D. Williams (Ach- ddu). Richard Davies £ New Lodge), W. R. Leyshon, and D. J. WTiliams. Burryport; Davies ("South Wales Daily News"), — Jones ("Mercury"), H. Williams. «Cam- brian"), W. Evans, Thos. Evans, Harry Da- vies, Thos. Harries, J. Rees, Wm. Knoyle, and D. Davies, Swansea. At the English Congregational Chapel, the following conducted the service: Rev. Jno. Rogers, Burryport, who gave out the old familiar hymn, "0 God our Help in Ages Past," which was very impressively sung, and then the Rev. Mr. Williams, Park-street. Llanelly, read a portion of scripture, and the Rev. Mr. Williams, Barry, followed in prayer. Mr. Rogers then read a list of ministers who wrote stating their inability to .be pre- sent. The Rev. Penar Griffiths, Swansea, in a short address, said that he represented the mother church of Pentre Estyll, where Mr. Evans was brought up. He had known Mr. Evans for the 14 years he ha dbeen at Pentre Estyll, and Mr. Evans was one of the fore- most ones who had welcomed him when he came to the place. He was a great traveller, and was very often at his old home at Pentre. He hoped that Almighty God would watch over his widow and only son, and also over his brother, William, who was far away in Madagascar, for it was William who would suffer most. The Rev. W. E. Watkins fol- lowed, and said that he had worked with the departed minister during the last 20 years, and he had always found him more willing than any other minister to help him in any way. He was a most willing man, and he always did what he promised. The Rev. Dyfodog Davies, Morriston, fol- lowed, and he said that he was well acquain- ted with the departed. He had always found him a true friend, and his admiration for him was always increasing, for he had a good word for everybody. The service was concluded by the Rev. D. E. Jones, Llangennech (who received Mr. Evans into membership) engaging in prayer. While the mourners were leaving the build- ing, Miss Minnie Williams played the' "Dead March" on the organ. The procession was the/i reformed, and the Congregational Sun- day School, under the charge of Mr. Philip Jones, led the way, followed by the children of the Board Schools, then the ministers of religion, and leading laymen and burgesses of the place, then the siiellibier, with the coffin. The casket was covered with numer- ous beautiful wreaths. The procession, which was over a mile long, wended its way to Carmel Cemetery. The Carmel Chapel is situate a few miles from Burry Port, in a very romantic place, no house nor anything near except a farm here and there, and here the late deeply regretted minister of God was laid to rest in one of the most beautiful places in Wales, and was "Left alone in his Glory." The service at Carmel was presided oret- by the Rev. J. H. Rees, Zion, Burry Port and he' gave out the old Welsh hymn "Cawn Esgyu or Drys Anialwch," which was sung with deep feeling by all present. A portion of scripture was read by the Rev. D. T. Richards (English Baptist, Burry Port), and the Rev. Mr. Jenkins, Kidwelly, followed in prayer. The Rev. J. Thomas, Carmarthen. followed with a short address, in which he said that Mr. Evans' memory would be for ever cherished, and that for the last 15 years' he had been closely connected with him, and had always found him a true-hearted friend, ever ready to defend any man who was attacked, and, in conclusion, Mr. Thomas said that he was "not dead, but sleeping." The Rev. Jno. Owen, Bethany, followed, and said that he concurred with all that had been said, and he could truth- fully say "that the half has never been told," for they had lost a just man. and the church a good pastor. The temperance cause had lost a champion, for Mr. Evans. was always to the front in the cause of sobriety, and he sympathised with the family in their great loss. Mr. Owen then closed the meeting with prayer. At the graveside, the Rev. J. H. Rees officiated, and many were moved to tears as Mr. Rees, in a choking voice (while the body was lowered to the grave) prayed, and the friends and mourners returned homewards, leaving the body of one of the most kind conscientious and loving men that Burry Port has ever seen, to wait for the resurrec- tion. At the Infants' School tea and refresh- ments were provided for the hundreds of ministers and friends, who came to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed. The arrangements were in the capable hands of the' following ladies, who worked hard, and deserve praise for the excellent arrangements Mrs. A. A. Lewis, A&hburn- ham House Mrs. E. J. Bowen, Rose Villa Mrs. Gower, Poncoed; and Mrs. Rowe, New- street. They were assisted by Mrs. Thos. Morgan, Mrs. D. Craven, Mrs. W. Evans (Pencoed), Mris. Wm. Evans (Pemberton- avenue), Miss Rowe, Miss Nicholson, Miss Williams, Mrs. A. Davies, and Miss Mexom. The following sent wreaths and crosses: — English Congregational Church, Burryport; Sunday School, Band of Hope, widow and son of deceased, Burryport teachers .Pem- brey and Pinged Schools, the clerk and Mem- bers of School Board, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, chemist, Swansea; Mr. and Mrs. Richards, chemist. Swansea; the Pwll School, Mr. and Mrs. Wilkins, White Lead, Swansea; Mrs.
FOR Baby's Batb use CUTICURA SOAP. It prevents chafing, redness, and roughness of the skin, soothes inflammation, allays itching and irritation, and when followed by gentle ap- plications of CUTICORA Ointment, the great skin cure, speedily cures all forms of skin and scaly humours and restores the hair.
Bowen and Mrs. Lewis, Burryport; Mrs. Oliver Davies. Pentre. Swansea; Miss Dring, Burryport; Mr. O. Davies and family. Mr. and Mrs. Clutton, Burryport; Rev. and Mrs. Rogers, Burryport; Mr. Holmes, Swansea. Mrs. Evans and Mr. Brynmor Evans wish to take) the present opportunity of thanking the very many friends who have expressed sympathy with them in their bereavement, and for the kinoly feeling which prompted them to pay their tributes of respect to the late Mr. Evans.
THE NEW EDUCATION BILL. MR. YOXHALL, M.P., INDULGES IN SOME PLAIN SPEAKING. On all hands, the new Education Bill in- troduced into Parliament by Sir John Gorst, is receiving much condemnation, and speak- ing at Blaenau. Festiniog, on Saturday. Mr. J. H. Yo nIl, M.P. (of the N.U.T.), went a little further, and indulged in some plain speaking that is of great interest to Swansea where higher grade school work ic carried on. He said if he wr>re a school board member carrying on a higher grade school and even- ing continuation schools under what had been declared by the court of law to be an illegal practice, h.. would break the law. lie would go on in those schools, and pay ''or them out of the school board rates, and defy any au- ditor or Government ctficial to make him pay the slrcharge. He would go to prison for one dav. He was certain he would not be in prison for a second day. The Government and the powers that be would fetch him out, because the days were past when a man purely desirous of enlightening and uplifting thp neoplo could be fined and imprisoned as if he were guilt;, of treason. Let the Manches- ter and Liverpool Boards continue their work. and dare the Board of Education to try vnd stop the grants for those schools. DEPUTATION TO THE DrKE OF DEVONSHIRE. The Duke of Devonshire and Sir John Gorst on Monday afternoon received a deputation from the Association of School Boards, the Parliamentary Committee of the Trades Con- gress, the Co-operative rnion, and higher grade school headmasters, who urged the ad- o]>tion in England of the advantages of the higher primary education enioyed in Scot- land. Sir John Gorst and the Duke of Devon- shire disclaimed any desire or intention on the part of the Board of Education td injure' higher grade schools. The Grand Baziar in aid of the Royal In- stitution for the Deaf rnd Dumb.—We tinier- stand that the Lady Windsor will open the bazaar on Tuesday. May 21st. On Wednes- day. it will be opened by Lady Llewelyn, and 0r." Thursday bv the High Sheriff of Glamor- ganshire (Griffith Thomas. Esq.).
SWANSEA CORPORATION AND THE PRINTER'S BILL. 1 1 I At a meeting of the Finance Committee of the Swansea Corporation on Friday, Mr. David Davies drew attention to a bill of over E900 for printing correspondence during the recent Cray arbitration proceedings. He contended that if the' Corporation had the w ealth of the De Beers' Company they could not have gone about this matter in a more expensive way.—The Town Clerk made an exhaustive explanation in reply, and read letters from Mr. Towell, the shorthaml wri- ter employed; from Mr. S. T. Evans, the Corporation counsel, r-nd the printers, show- ing that the charges were nominal for work done in the most expeditious way, and by night work. In view of the threatened fur- ther litigation it would be injurious to the. public interest to go further into the matter. — Mr. Daviea said lie persistently refused to listen to the town clerk when he tried to pre- vent discussion by suggesting some mysteri- ous con-equences. Mr. Davies considered the whole proceeding of entrusting the short. hand writer with the whole work of printing, etc., as most unbusinesslike and irregular. The discussioh afterwards dropped.
THE CHILDREN'S CORNER 'CONDUCTED BY UNCLE ROBIN.J
SUSPICIOUS DEATH AT SWANSEA. PAINFUL SEQTEL TO A STREET FIGHT. — The Swansea police were engaged on Satur- day investigating the circumstances of the death of Elizabeth L?wis, Lynn-street, Cwm- bwrla, who died under suspicious circum- stances. It is alleged that George Cole .the ?d«cea&ed's son-in-law, and a man named Davis John Lewis were. pghting in Lynn-street about 9.20 p.m., and the deceased, with others, went, to separate them. and whilst doing so it is said she accidently fell, and in a short tinif expired. The police were naturally exercised as to whether death was due to heart failure or to a push by one of the com- batants. THE INQUEST. ^r- Coroner Leeder held an inquest on Monday. An eye witness of the affair named Ann Davies, said that when the de- r ce>astetl woman saw the two men starting to fight, she ran up and put her hand on George Cole » shoulder. The man pulled his arm away, to get free, and she fell backwards crying "Ohl" her head falling upon a Mrs. Richards' knee. The Coroner: Didi you see whether Cole's arm or hand struck her in any way?—No. sir: I couldn't. What caused her to falU-I can't say. You saw him pull his arm violently to get freer—Yes. sir. Have you any doubt as to what caused her to fall against you :-1 don't know. Thos. Richards. 4, Crvnn-street, corrobor- ated the preceding witness's story. When Mrs. Lewis came up to the fighting men, Cole told her to go away, and added, "Let us alone to see which is the best man." He saw Cole put his elbow back. but he could not say whether it hit her or not. It was dark, and the place was not well lighted. He did not think a deliberate blow was struck. Mrs. Mary Richards also gave evidence, and said that she could not say whether Cole's arm struck the deceased or not. Before she fell she put her hand on her breast and said. "Oh, Mrs. Richards," but witness could not say that that was in consequence of a blow. The man Coles volunteered a statement from which it appeared that he was very drunk at the time of the fight. Dr. John Davies (called), deposed to mak- ing a post-mortem examination of the de.. ceased. He said that on the back of the head he found over the occipital bone and between the skin and bone a large quantity of blood effused. On removing the skull cap a large quantity of blood was also found be- tween the brain and the skull. The brain substance was quite healthy, and there was no hemorrhage in it—a circumstance which proved that apoplexy was not the cause of death. It was due to the pressure of blood on the brain. The Coroner: Did you find any bruises in the chest?—No, nothing at all. Would the wouhd at the back of the head be sufficient to cause death ?—No the quan- tity of blood effused inside the skull would produce pressure on the brain, and that would cause death. That would be due to a fall or a blow ?— Yes. A severe blow?- Y e; very severe. Dr. Hubert Thomas, who had assisted Dr. Davies in the post-mortem examination, at- tributed death to hemorrhage of the brain, and agreed with the evidence of Dr. Davies. It did not follow that deceased must have been pushed or knocked down. She might have fainted and then fallen. The Coroner, in summing up, said the evi- dence of Mrs. Davies and Mrs. Richards was most unsatisfactory, in that the jury knew they had told two completely different tales. They could give valuable testimony if they chose to tell the truth: but either they had told deliberate lies on Friday night or were doing so that day. If they believed that Coles did strike the woman, it. would be the duty of the jury to return a verdict of mur- der. If they were not satisfied with the evi- dence. they could leave it to another jury; and it was also open to them, if they thought it po-sible that deceased fainted, to say that death was accidentally caused. Replying to a juror, the Coroner said he would not advise the jury to bring a verd.ct against Lewis in. any way. AN OPEN VERDICT. The room was cleared, and after a few min- utes' deliberation, the jury said they had agreed on their verdict. They found that the woman died from hemorrhage on the brain, but that there was not sufficient evidence to decide whether it was by accident or not.
WAR IN SOUTAFRICA. THE WIDOW AND FATHA T?'RLESS' The Joint Committee of both i_ *HT1^e~ of Parliament to inquire into the funds i0r widow-. and orphans of soldiers and s, ilor., sat in London on Friday, under the fn 'e81- dency of Lord James of Hereford. Colonel J. S. Young, secretary of the Royal Patriotic Fund, said that if a widow applied to the fund she was obliged to produce her marriage certificate. Inquiries were made as to her character, ..nd if these were satisfac- tory she was granted a pension. As a result of the South African War- there were 2.960 widows without children. 3,900 with children, and 1.902 with other dependents, a total of 8.762 widows who received pensions. lien the death of a soldier' was confirmed bv the War Office the man's widow received £ 5. and for each child JSl. It. after inquirv. everything was found to be satisfactory, the following pensions were made: — Widows uf privates 5s., and Is. 6d. for each child per week. Corporals' widows 5s. 6d.. and Is. 6d. for each child. Sergeant- widows 6s„ and 2s. for each child. Colour-sergeants' widows 6s. 6d.. and 2s. for ca-h child. Warrant officers* widows 10s.. and 2s. 6d. for each child. If the last-named widows õ\ e'n" in receipt of the ordinary warrant officer's widow's pen- sion. the amount was only 5s., and 2- <6d. for each child. All the pensions vere governed by local cir- enmstanees. n", Commissioners judging each case individually. The £ 5 granted the widow wasi for immediate necessities, and the amount was paid before pny inquiry wa.s made as to her position. OFFICIAL DESPATCH. The following de-natch from Lord Kit- chener was issued by the War Office on Satur- day — Pretoria. May 10 (3.0 p.m.). Since the 7th the columns report 28 Boers killed. six wounded. 130 prisoners, and 183 surrenders. Also 9000 rounds small-arm ammunition 230 wagons, and 1,500 horses t.aken, besides. large quantities of grain and stock. HFNTING DOWN THE BOERS. The following from Lord Kitchener to the Secretary of Slate for War was issued on :Monday: Pretoria. Niar 12. 6 p.m. 'Tpenf'eil occupied Louis Trichardt. which had previously been held for us bv six Brit- ish with 40 surrendered Boers. Fifty pris- oners were taken with rifles, in addition. Columns report lino" last telegram :-Eight. Boers killed. 20 wounded. 132 prisoners, 24 surrenders, one machine gun. 6.400 rounds small ammunition, 150 wagons, 870 horses. TOTAL CAPTFRES. ThA total raptures officially renorted since M ) 'i h 50Th are • — Boers killed and wounded. 237; Boers taken prisoners. 1.746: Boers surrendered, S94; to- tal, 2,577.
Between the dark and the daylight, When the night is beginning to lower, Comes a pause in the day's occupations That is known as the ChildretTs Hour.' ill teachers are invited to send to UNCL. ROBIN, The Cambrian," Wind-street, Swansea, particulars of anything suitable for pabli- tation in connection with their schools—in- teresting personal notes about the children (with names, etc.) curious sayings, note- worthy examination results, etc. A HANDSOME PRIZE Will be given every week to the boy or girl who sends in the beet letter. Be brief and definite, and strive to write that which you think will interest. TO SCHOOLMASTERS AND OTHERS. Uncle Robin will give a handsome pr:ze to the boy or girl who sends in the best report of any school concert. Schoolmasters and teachers whose concerts have not yet been held would oblige by making this known to their scholars. HAVE YOU AN IDEA ? IT MAY BRING YOU A VALUABLE PRIZE. Uncle Robin wishes to introduce a gocd and now competition among his little friends. There is often wisdom in the multitude, and so a handsome book prize is offered for the best suggestion sent in by Wednesday, Feb. 18th. THE SUGGESTION SHOULD BE BElfcFI.Y AND DEFINITELY STATED ON A POST-CARD. Now, boys pnd girls, put on your thinking caps and set to work at once, and you may win a very handsome prize. Remember, on- ly post-cards should be used, and they should be addressed to Uncle Robin, (.0. the. Editor, The Cambrian," 58. Wind-street, Swansea. ~i
There will be many attractions at the Ba- zaar in aid of the Royal Cambrian Institu- tion for the Deaf and Dumb. The shooting iL.i-,ge will be under the charge of Sergeant I'ird, lately returned from South Africa, all:1 prizes to the value of E6 will be given. Amongst other entertainn.ent^there will bo Marionettes, Conjuring, etc., v
OUR COAL RESOURCES. A— PROPOSAL BY MR. D. A. THOMAS. In the House of Commons on Monday, Mr. D. A. Thomas (R, Merthyr), asked the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in Order to allay all apprehension as to the early exhaustion of the reserves of coal in the United Kingdom iiitable for naval pur- poses, the Government would consider the advisability of purchasing the minerals under a sufficient area of the South Wales coal- f'eld producing smokeless steam coal to sup- ply the Navy during the present century, seeing that enough coal royalties could be so purchased for about one million sterling to meet the requirements of the British Navy, at its present rate of consumption, for the next couple of centuries. Mr. Balfour: I do not see how any pur- chase by the Government of supplies of coal in South Wales could prolong the amount of the supply for the use of the Royal Navy, unless by diminishing the amount for ex- port or for employment for other purposes. I do1 not suppose that that is what the hon. member desires or would approve of. Mr. Thomas contended that there need be no diminishing of output resulting from his rroposal. Mr. D. A. Thomas further asked that a Royal Commission should be appointed to re- consider the national resources of coal. Mr. Balfour suggested that this should wait until the result of the geological survey was announced. | BRITISH V. FOREIGN PITWOOD. Mr. D. A. Thomas asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he could state approximately the proportion of foreign pitwood used in South Wales and Monmouth- shire collieries; if he was r.WHe that British grown larch and Scotch fir are stronger than the wood imported from France and Norway, and that their more extended use would tend to greater security of life and limb under- ground; and if he could say to what extent it would be practicable for Welsh collieries to obtain a. regular and sufficient supply of Pritish wood. Mr. Gerald Balfour replied that the im- ports of pitwood were not separately recorded in 1900. but were included under the general head of hewn wood. From the 1st January, 1901. a heading to show the imports of pit- wood had been adopted, and in the four months ended April the quant if yof pitwood landed at Cardiff was 245.612 loads; at Swan- sea. 24,717 loads; and at Newport, 76,887 loads. Of these quantities there- were landed from France at Cardiff 189,547 loads; at Swansea. 19,155 loads; and at Newport. 68,018 loads.
THE CURABILITY OF DEAFNESS. Deafness, so long considered inci;rable, is now, thanks to recent discoveries, cured by very simple means. A cre-<ent-shaped plas- ter is applied every night behind the ears, and acting by absorption, gradually brings the oi-gan of hearing back to its normal con- dition, stopping noises in the head, and dis- charges. with the result that the hearing be- comes again perfect. Hundreds of cues have been effected by this simple method, known as the Drouet treatment, and we strongly re- commend our readers affected with Deafness, Nose or Throat diseases, to apply to the Drouet Institute, Regent's Park-road Lon- don. N.W., which will forward them gratis a report form, to enable au examination of their case to be made. for which nothing is charged, and also a copy of the "Journal for Deaf." giving a full description of the treat- ment adopted, and a report of the many cures effected.
FAMILY DRIVEN MAD. REMARKABLE CASE. At Codroipo. near Udine, there has just been witnessed (say- the "Daily Express") the extraordinary spectacle of seventeen per- sons, comprising an entire family, being driven mad by the antics of a professing "ex- orcist." A girl belonging to the family, which is named Finots. tell sick several weeks ago. and a Slovenian living at Mersiuo, whd claimed the power to cure all diseases by use oi exorcism was allowed to practise upon her. His incantations had such effect upon the poor child's mind that two days later she had to be rejnoved to an asylum. After this all in the House—seventeen persons, from grandparents downwards—went mad in suc- cession, and the affair had made such sensa- tion in the country that last Friday a party of Carabineers .accompanied by the syndics of several Communes, visited the place. From inside the house, which was barricaded, hor- rible shrieks proceeded, and from the top of a low wall one of the syndics beheld a fearful scene. The inmates—men, women, and chil- dren-were more or less in a "tate of nudity, all the furniture, pottery, and glass lay strewn about smashed, their bodies were la- cerated and bloody, and. while- some were tearing their fiesh with their own nails or pieces of pottery or glass, in order to expel the evil spirits, several were flogging each other for the same purpose. Eventually an entrance was forced, and the maniacs were forcibly removed.
THE GRAND BAZAAR. At the Cafe Chantant in the Minor Hall, on the afternoons of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, May 21. 22. and 23rd, Mr. Wm. Walters. Tiynone. who has granted the loan of his pianola, has kindly consented himself tc perform several pieces.
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