BEN. EVANS & CO. I WILL OFFER FOR SALE To-day, Friday, AND To-morrow, Saturday, Several Exceptionally Cheap Lines for Whitsuntide, bought on most advantageous terms, the full benefit of which will, as usual, be given entirely to their Customers. r LADIES', GENTLEMEN'S, and CHILDREN'S STRAW t HATS, MILLINERY, CHILDREN'S WASHING RATS, BONNETS, PELLISSES, COSTUMES, Ac. GRAND f LADIES' TAILOR-MADE CAMBRIC SHIRTS, MUSLIN, SILK, and PRINT BLOUSES, PIQUE and HOLLAND VALUE SKIRTS, JACKETS, MANTLES, CAPES, etc. IN LADIES' TAILOR-MADE COATS and SKIRTS, LADIES' COSTUMES and UNDERSKIRTS, MADE-UP LACE GOODS, SILKS and CHIFFON SCARFS, GLOVES, l SUNSHADES, &c. AN ENORMOUS STOCK OF LEATHER AND STEEL TRAVELLING TRUNKS. INSPECTION RESPECTFULLY INVITED. Ben. Evans & Co., Ltd., Swansea. ODAMS* MANURES, ODAMS' SHEEP DIPS, ODAMINE DISINFECTANTS, MANUFACTURED BY ODAMS' MANURE AND CHEMICAL COMPANY, R LIMITED. DIRECTORS: rWr«^CaA9. DORKAN, Wadburst, Sussex. Deputy-Chairman GARRETT TAYLOR, Norwich. C RNAA Lincolnshire | THOMAS KINO. Great Chesterford, Essex. WE.^b^ £ rSU. C. T. MACADAM, Bournemouth, Hants. ROBSBT B. L*KDS. Castleacre, Norfolk. I CHIEF OFFICES MANUFACTORY = 116 FHNCHURCH STBKIT. LONDON. ODAXS' WHARF, VICTORIA DoCKS, E. Manager and Secretary-HBNKY CLAYDEN. Assistant Secretary-C. L. B. MACADAM. Factory Manager-H. E. MACADAM, F.C.S. Branch Fittory-TorsHam, EXBTBR. Branch Offices-QUBUN STRMT, EXETER. Branch Manager-J. P. RIPPON. RURAL J)ISTRICT OF L LANGYFELACH. a« AVmtract of the Accounts of the Rural District Council for the above- named Rural District for the Half-year ended on the 31st day of March, 1901. RECEIPTS. £ s. d. £ 9. d Balance b- ooght forward Contribn ione Overseer": For General Expenses .1906 0 0 For Special Eoipeaaee 887 i> a Grant un^er the tural Rates A<-t, 1896 •" lb5 11 From Glamorgan County Council Contribution in reapeetot Highways between Lon- lae and Olais Bridge, and Looghor Road to Loughor 110 0 0 In reepeet of SUanes of # M 78 9 2 Waterworks:— Charges for Water used for other than domestic purposes ••• ■■■ For connecting private services Fees for registering premises for Explosiv-, &C- 0 13 0 Interest on Balances in Treasurer's "an** „r SwanseaCorporatioo—Way- leave for Telephone Poles 2 12 0 L. & N.W. Railway Co-" for Repairs of Roads over Bridgoe and Level Cross- Q "• 3399 5 3 JM653 4 10 PAYMENTS. £ s. d. £ s. d. In respect of Highways:- Maintenance and Repair of Llangyfelach Main Road 26 18 4 Maintenance and Repair of District Roads .1547 10 8 Improvements of District Roads 57 15 0 Salaries of Officers 100 0 0 Establishment Charges.. 17 2 7 1749 6 7 Drainage 0 14 7 Water Supplies.627 9 31 Maintenance of Patient in Hospital 10 0 8 Disinfecting 19 17 6 Removal of House Refuse, &o. 196 4 0 Notifications of Infectious Diseases 10 5 0 Fees for Lists of Deaths. 1 15 9- Loughor Telegraph Office (half deficiency) 2 5 6 Bacteriological Examina- tion 0 2 6 Loans:— Bacteriological Examina- tion 0 2 6 Loans:— Principal repaid 219 18 3 Interest, including In- come Tax 159 9 4 Salaries, Ac., of Officers. 290 12 11 Establishment Charjres 26 19 8 Contribution to Swansea I Port Sanitary Authority 21 16 5 Legal Expenses. 3 5 8 3340 3 71 Balance. 1313 1 2 £ £ 4653 4 10 JE4653 4 10 NoTTt —There were no receipts from, nor payments out of Loans during the half-year. G. B. HAYNES, Clerk to the Council. ™ -i Cfa+imflnt of which the foregoing is an Abstract, was audited and certified BX*• DiSrirt Auditor, « th. S«h day of M»y. 1901. ENTEKTAI ^MENTA. GRAND THEATRE SWANSEA Leasees and Managers—Mr. H. H. Morrell and Mr. Fredk. Mouillot. MONDAY, MAT 27th, 1901, for Six Nights only, WARWICK MAJOR'S NO. 1 Company in the Highly Successful Musi al Comedy-Drama, SOMEBODY'S SWEETHEART, By Edward Marris. To commence at 7.30. Box plan at Gwynne H. :Brader's, 17, Heathfield-street. Telephone 291. FIBST-CLASS HOTELS. ROYAL HOTEL, SWANSEA FIRST CLASS FAMILY AND COMMERCIAL HOTEL. EXTENSIVE BANQUETING HALL AND BALL ROOM. TABLE D'HOTE LUNCHEON DAILY, vzm 12.30 to 3.0 p.m. MANAGIRB:— MR. AND MRS. FRANK DICKENS. Telephone 56. BRIGHTON GRAND HOTEL. Centre of JLJP splendid sea front. Electric light through- out. Lift to all floors. Sei-water swimming baths. Inclusive terms (if deaired) from 12s. daily, minimum four days.-S. C. HOWASD, Manager. SWANSEA STEAM TRAWLING, PtfUE ICE AND COLD: STORAGE CO. Are supplying ICE at the following PRICES 1/- per cwt. (AX store), 1/3 „ (delivered Swansea). 1/6 „ „ (packed free on rail). 5 cwt. lots at 61- delivered <7- packed f.o.r.). 10 owt. lots 10/6 delivered (12/6 f.o.r.). All Orders to Factory, Prince of Wales Dock. Telegrams: Trawling, Swansea." THE Companv'a Trawlers will commence landing FISH on the 15th APRIL, at the PRINCE ow WALigs DOCK. when the Catches will be DISPOSED OF by PUBLIC AUCTION every morning. Further pwrtical <rs can be had on applying to the Managing Director: P. MOLYNEUX, 0d37] SWANSKA. t. tl:, EVERY facility at the "CAMBRIAN" Office air. pj for executing nil kinds of Printing, i N Excellence iu Qu i v and Moderation n Price lways studied. Estimates free. PUBLIC NOTICES. gWANSEA HARBOUR TRUST. WHIT-MONDAY, MAY 27th. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the HARBOUR OFFICES will be CLOSED on the above day as customary. WILLIAM LAW, General Superintendent. Harbour Offices, Swansea, 2l6t May, 1901. LLANGYFELACH RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. TO PRINTERS AND OTHERS. The COUNCIL invite TENDERS for PRINT- ING the MINUTES, AGENDA and HIGHWAY SURVEYOR'S REPORT, for each of tne Monthly or other Meeti"gs during the Twelve Months ending the 30th JUNE, 1902. Forms of Tenders (in which form only tenders will bo oontidt-red) can be obtained, and samples of the style of printing and of the paper to be used (tan be seen, at the Offices of the Council. Tenders mast be sent in to tiie undersigned on or b-fore the 8th JUNE next. The Council do not undertake to accept the lowest or any tender. G. B. HAYNES, Clerk. RUrttl District Council Offices, Alexandra-road, Swansea, 22nd May, 1901. TT LEWELLYN THOMAS, DECEASED Pursuant to the Statute 22nd and 23rd Victoria cap. 35 intituled "An Act to further amend the. law of property and to relieve Trustees." Notice is hereby gives that all CREDIfORS and other persons having any claims or demands against the estate of LLEWELLYN THOMAS late of 86 Woo.lfifld Street, Moriston, in the County Borough of Swansea, Chemist and Druggist, de- ceased (who died on the 5th or 6t'.i day of February 1901 and of whose estato Letters of Administa- tion with the Will annexed were on the 12vb day of April, 1901 g, anted by His Majesty' High Court of Justice at the Principal Probate Registry thereof Roger Melhuish Harvey of 8 Giltepur Street London E.O. a Creditor of the s id Testator) are hereby required to send the particulars in writing of their claims or demands to us the un- dersigned on or before the 24th day of June 1901 after which date the said admiuixtrator will pro- ceed tc distritmtu the assets of the Slid deceas d among the parties entitled thereto having regard only to the claim., and demands of which be shall then have had notice, and he will not be liable for the asatita of the t-ai i deceased or any part thereof to any person or persons of whose claims or de- mundrt he hhni) not th-n have|h <d nonoe. Dated tIll- 17th day of M'.y, 1901 SOLE I'UKJSER & KNIGHT. 69 Alderman- bury, Lot.doti, E.C., solicitors for the Administra- tor rpo ARCHITECTS.—Bound vol. Plans and, JL Specific tions, i?wan-ea Gr moiat School. (Jaoh tjS-ts.—Wls&MAN, Paianwick, G as 1 (2538-24-5- BOOTS CASH CHEMISTS. LARGEST, BEST, CHEAPEST. From small beginnings this firm has built up a. splendid reputation with the public for supplying drugs of the beet quality at reformed prices. BOOTS CASH CHEMISTS Is essentially a shareholders' company. Customers are shareholders and share- holders are customers-a. judicious com- bination. BOOTS CASH CHEMISTS Our immense turnover enables us to supply fresh drugs daily to all our branches—an important consideration where drugs are concerned. BOOTS CASH CHEMISTS The most improved and modern sur- gical appliances of all types at reasonable prices. BOOTS CASH CHEMISTS The pioneers of reformed prices in the drug trade. BOOTS CASH CHEMISTS Physicians' Prescriptions prepared at all branches by chemists fully qualified by Pharmaceutical Society's examiner tion. BOOTS CASH CHEMISTS For Patent Medicines, Toilet Requi- sites, Household Remedies, at their well- known reduced prices. BOOTS CASH CHEMISTS Our prices enable customers to use the best quality of drugs, being in many cases less than has to be paid elsewhere for inferior kinds. BOOTS CASH CHEMISTS £1 spent with us buys as much as 30s. or 40s. spent with an ordinary old- fashioned chemist. BOOTS CASH CHEMISTS We go carefully through the stock at all our branches at short intervals, and any drugs that are not selling, or getting in any way spoiled, are withdrawn. BOOTS CASH CHEMISTS Compare our system with that of the old-fashioned chemists, many of whom have had articles in stock for years and years. J "y^THEN YOU BUY DRUGS You Want Them Pare, You Want Them Pure. You Want Them Pure. You Want Them Pure. yyHEN YOU BUY DRUGS You Want Them Fresh. You Want Them Fresh. You Want Them Fresh. You Want Them Fresh. yj^HEN YOU BUY DRUGS You Want Them at a Reasonable Price. You Want Them at a Reasonable Price. You Want Them at a Reasonable Price. You Want Them at a Reasonable Price. BOOTS, CASH CHEMISTS, Can Supply These Three Wants. Can Supply These Three Wants. Can Supply These Three Wants. Can Supply These Three Wants. JJOOTS, CASH CHEMISTS, Are Best Able To Do So. Are Best Able To Do So. Are Best Able To Do 60. Are Best Able To Do 8o. J^OOTS, CASH CHEMISTS, Being the Largest Retail Chemists. Being the) Largest Retail Chemists. Being the) Largest Retail Chemists. Being the Largest Retail Chemists. PHYSICIANS' PRESCRIPTIONS J. should be Carefully Prepared with Pure Drugs. Carefully Prepared with Pure Drugs. Carefully Prepared with Pure Drugs. Carefully Prepared with Pure Drugs. PHYSICIANS' PRESCRIPTIONS JL should be Dispensed only by Certified Assistants. Dispensed only by Certified Assistants. Dispensed only by Certified Assistants. Dispensed only by Certified Assistants, PHYSICIANS' PRESCRIPTIONS JL should be Brought to Boots, Cash Chemists. Brought to Boots, Cash Chemists. Brought to Boots, Cash Chemists. Brought to Boots, Cash Chemists. JJOOTS, CASH CHEMISTS, Only Employ Certified Assistants for Dis- pensing. Only Employ Certified Assistants for Dis- pensing. Only Employ Certified Assistants for Dis- pensing. Only Employ Certified Assistants for Dis- pensing. I BOO rs, CASH CHEMISTS, I Only Use Pure and Fresh Drugs. Only Use Pure and Fresh Drugs. Only Use Pure and Fresh Drugs. I Only Use Pure nnd Fresh Drugs. JJOOTS, CASH CHEMISTS, Charge only about One-half Usual Prices. Charge only about One-half Usual Prices. Charge only about One-half Usual Pnoes. Charge only about One-half Usual Prioos. fJiOILET ARTICLES AND PERFUMES Make very Suitable Presents. Make very Suitable Presents. Make very Suitable Presents. Make very Suitable Presents. TOILET ARTICLES AND PERFUMES Are Good and Inexpensive at Boots. Are Good and Inexpensive at Boots. Are Good and Inexperwve at Boots. Are Good and Inexpensive at Boots. rjOILET ARTICLES AND PERFUMES A Large Stock for Selection at Boots. A Large Stock for Selection at Boots. A Large Stock for Seleotion at Boots. A Large Stock for Selection at Boots. BOOTS, CASH CHEMISTS, Sell Patent Medicines at Immense Re- ductions. Sell Patent Medicines at Immense Re- f duotions. I Sell Patent Medicines at Immense Re- ductions.. Sell Patent Medicines at Immense Re- ductions. BOOTS CHFM'STQ. Over 200 Branches, each of which is under the Management of a FULLY QUALIFIED CHEMIST. LOCAL ADDRESSES: 1 and 2. OXFORD-STREET, ) 8, GOAT-STREET, > SWANSEA. 60, HIGH-STREET, » 83, TAFF-STREET, PONTYPRIDD. 42, COMMERCIAL-STREET, NEWPORT. 12, COMMERCIAL-STREET, ABERDARE. 26, STEPNEY-STREET, LLANELLY. JESSK ROO M <n;igin > Oi. ctor Head Offices, N t in h i m. 01. 93 EXTENSION OF PREMISES. I w- GREAT CLEARANCE SALE NOW ON. BARGAINS IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. =====-=-==-==:11 EDDERSHAW <& SON, COMPLETE HOUSE Ft) KNISHERS, HIGH STREET. SWANSEA. EXCURSIONS. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. Until further notice, EXCURSIONS will run as under:— Every THURSDAY, to CORK and KILLAR- NEY, for 16 days or less, from Neath and SWANSEA. Every FRIDAY, to WATERFORD, CJonmel, Tipperary, Limerick, Kilkenny, KILLAR- NEY. etc., for 16 days or less, from Neath and SWANSEA. Every MONDAY (commencing June 3), to GUERNSEY and JERSEY, for a fortnight or less, from SWANSEA, Neath, Ac. EXCURSIONS will run as under :— THURSDAY, May 30, HALF-DAY TRIP to CARDIFF from SWANSEA, Nfath, Bridgend, &o. For times, bookings from other Stations, Week- end Excursions, Country Lodgings, &c., see bills and pamphlets. DHONDDA AND SWANSEA BAY XL RAILWAY. WHITSUNTIDE HOLIDAYS, 1901. On WHIT MONDAY. MAY 27th, EXCURSION TICKETS will be issued a" under:- To SWANSEA, from Treherbert and inter- mediate Stations. To PORT TALBOT (Aberavon Station) from Treherb- rt and intermediate Stations. To CARDIFF (via Treherbert and Taff Vale Railway) from Swansea and intermediate Stations. For times, fares, and further particulars see bills, which may be obtained at the Company's Booking Offices. JOHN DAVID, Traffic Manager. Swansea, May 15th, 1901. MUMBLES PIER. WHITSUN HOLIDAYS, 1901. FOR TRAINS-See Special Time Tables. WHIT-SUNDAY, MONDAY and TUESDAY (by kind permission of COL. WILLIAMS and Officers), the BAND of 1st GLAMORGAN VOLUNTEER ARTILLERY (Bandmaster Hanney), Will play from 3.30 till 5.30; and 6.30 till 8.30 p.m. The P.S. Brighton" and "Heather Bell" will make frequent trips from the Pier. Studt's Fair at Oystermouth. THURSDAY, MAY 30th, 1901, the SWAN- SEA CYMMRODOBJON MUSICAL SOCIETY (Con- ductor, Mr. J. D. Thomas, M.C.W.), will give a GRAND CONCERT, consisting of Glees, Solos, &c. Commencing at 7 p.m. ADMISSION ONE PENNY. DAVID JAMES, General Manager. ^"HITSUNTIDB HOLIDAYS The Splendid Saloon Steamer "HEATHER BELL" (Captain J. W. Peacock) Will commence running, during the Whitsuntide Holidays, from MUMBLES PIER (Weather and circumstances permitting) as under. SATURDAY, May 25th, at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.— CHANNEL CRUISES. Fare, Is. WHIT-MONDAY, at 11 a.m 2 p.m., 4.30 p.m. and 7 p,m.—CHANNEL CRUISES. Fare, Is. WHIT-TUESDAY, at 10.30 a.m.-To TENBY. Returning from Tenby at 5 p.m. Fares, Fore Deck, 2/6; Saloon, 3/6. WBDNKSDAY, May 29th. at 10 30 a.m.-To WMSTON-SUPER. MARE. Returning from Weston-super-Mare at 5 p.m. Fares, Fore Deck, 2/6; Saloon, 3/6. THURSDAY, May 30th, at 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.—CHANNEL CKUISES. Fare, Is. The Catering Depart ment is under the Owner's supervision, and luncheons, teas and refresh- ments of the best quality, and at moderate charges, are served at any time in the ppaoious Dining Saloon, and a well-fitted Refreshment Bar is fitted in the Fore Cabin. Family Tickets issued. Children half-price. Bicycles, 6d. 101106 GWYN ~p|~ ALL, EATH THURSDAY, 30TH MAY, 1901. Q.EAND JiJORNING £ JONCERT munificently given and arranged by MADAME A DELINA pATTI (BARONESS ROLF CEDEKSTROM), assisted by the following Eminent Artistes (who also give their valuable services) Miss MARIANNE EISSLER (Solo Violin), Miss CLARA EISSLER (Solo Harp), Mr. PENDEREL PRICE (Tenor), Mr. SANTLEY (The Celebrated Baritone), and Mr. WILHELM GANZ (Solo Pianoforte and Conductor). Numbered and Reserved Seats, jEl la., 10s. 6d., and 5s. Plans may be seen and Tickets obtained at Mr. Whitiington's, Wind-street, Neath at Messrs. Brader'e, Wind-street, Swansea; Messrs. Thomp- son & Shackeli's, Queen-street, Cardiff; and at Messrs. Stock wood & Williams', Post Office Buildings, Bridgend. The PROCEEDS will be applied in aid of the poor of Neath, the Swansea Hospital, and the Porthcawi Reat. Railway Tickets at Reduced Fares on most of the Local Railways. The Secretary will be happy to select Tiokets (if so desired), for persons residing at a distance, on receipt of Cheque or P O. Order. Doors open at 1.30; Concert at 2.30 p.m. EDWIN C. CURHS, Hon. Secretary. Town Clerk's Office, Neath. [01066 COUNTY OF GLAMORGAN. Manor of Clase Llangyfelaph- NOTIOE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A SPECIAL COURT LEET and COURT BARON of our Sovereign Lord King Edward VII.. and of the Ecclesiastical <'ommianioners for England, L,)rds of the said Manor will be holden On TUESDAY, the 4th day of JUNE, 1901, 1ft the Penliergaer Arms, Llangyfeiach, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon precisely, FOR PERAMBULATING THE BOUND- ARIKS OF THE A BOVE MEN HONED MANOR, and for other epecial put posea. JAMES THOMAS, Deputy Stewa d of the above Manor. 6, Victoria Place, Haverfordwest, 17th May, 1901. QXYNCORRWG SCHOOL BOARD. CYMMER MIXED SCHOOL. WANTED, A-SIS 1 ANT MISTRESS, Artiole JESO Salary, £ 55 p-r annum, sing bv annual increments of £ 2 10s. to a maximum of £60. GLYNCORRWG SCHOOLS. ASSISTANT MASTER, Artio e 50. Salary, JE60 per arnum. rising by annual increments of £ 5 t • a max mum of £ 70. Api.li<-Htiori8 in each ,.>tl'e, stltti"R' age,. qoalitiC:Il- t on and pisfc rxp ie.ce, together with copies of three recent te.imn iMia, to be sent to the nd reigned not later than the 19t" J-nf next. CUTHBEKISON & POWELL Clerks. Water-street, Nea'h, 17th May. 1001. 00.0 II II I .1 For Horses, Cattle & Dogs. I" t CALVERT'S CARBOLIC SOFT SOAP Cures Mange, Greasy Heal, Itch and other Skin Diseases, destroys parasites, and keeps away aiec. A sure insecticide for Plants. 1 & 2 Ib. Jars, 1/- & 2/- each. F. C. CALVERT & Co., Manchester. 1 t t t t I I I IMPORTANT. ADVERTISEMENTS RECEIVED AT THE OFFICES. No. 58 WIND-STREET, SWAN- OF-A. UP TO 11 O'CLOCK ON THURSDAY NIGHT. THOSE POSTED ON THURSDAY NIGHT WILL NOT BE IN TIME FOR PUBLICATION ON FRIDAY MORNING. TELEPHONE—NUMBER 36. TzijBa&A.MS Cambrian Newspaper, Swansea TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. Delivered in Town Is. 3d. per quarter Post Free (United Kingdom) Is. 9d. „ „ (Foreign) 2s. 6d, „ Pavable in advance.
Ilie dambrian, FRIDAY, MAY H, 1901. TEMPERANCE LEGISLATION The people who think that man may be made sober, and kept so, by Act of Parlia- ment, and who look upon temperance legis- lation as the most urgent need of the times, must despair of any practical result of the Peel Commissiou during the Premiership of Lord Salisbury. Scepticism was ever a strong point of the Prime Minister, and he has never shone to greater advantage-as a sceptic—than upon this particular question. It is, of course, a large and difficult question, and though we cannot admit that he has looked all round it, he has frankly recognised certain phases which enthusiasts cannot be made to see. Lord Salisbury has stated his opinion explicitly enough. He fails to perceive that there is anything vitally wrong with the existing licensing system, and holds the cheerful faith that proletariat will be- come as temperate of their own free will and habit as the aristocracy has done within the past century. The "lord is no longer the simile of drunkenness, but the labourer, and why should not the morals of the labourer be similarly changed by the maroh of civili- zation ? It is the old argument, three parts true and one false, that men must WOI k out their own salvation from enslaving custom. But neither the Premier nor the trade which rejoices in his philosophical utterance can honestly profess to believe that the last word has been spoken on temperance reform' or that legislation is quite the powerless thing which these broad generalisations imply. Education and example-ha a word, the force of persuasion—are, no doubt, the main factor. Is not restraint a factor also ? Would anybody in his senses, would even the publicans and sinners, desire to revert to the period anterior to the Bruce Act ? It is as easy to prevent the moral suasion theory as the theory of legislative restraint, and what the enlightened opinion of the country demands is that both theories shall have due application, and be placed in just rela- tionship, the one to the other. We are fully as jealous of personal liberty as Lord Salis- bury. Compulsory education is a curtail- ment which Kngland shares with every civilised nation, and has its full excuse in the enlargement of national power. The sani- tary laws which are brought into operation against thousands of unwilling persons every week, involve innumerable curtailments, which, however, are lengthening life. The existing Licensing Acts are a curtailment, and would be so to a far greater extent than is actually the case were they strenuously enforced, but the gross excuse in the number of licensed premises paralyses the efforts of the police. A very considerable curtailment, if only in the number of licensed houses, is called for, and to that extent, at any rate, the philosophy of the Prime Minister is the reverse of sound. Whether the time is ripe for drastic change is another matter. Lord Salisbury may be tight in thinking that the "question of temperance reform has not deeply attracted the attention of the vast body of the people." In peint of tact there is electoral evidence that the people are opposed to methods of licensing which would have a prohihitiunist trend. Ours is the last country in the world to adopt the fantastic method of the State of Maine. It does not follow that it would not welcome legislation somewhat on the lines of Lord Peel's recom- mendations, and that legislation may help towards making England sober, while en- tailing no infringement of its freedom, rightly so called, is a proposition which ex- perience support" and intelligence approves.
RAILWAY EXCURSIONS, In our advertising columns our readers will find particulars of eheap excursions to be run during the holidays by the G.W.R. and the Rhondda and Swansea. Bay Companies. The special attraction at the Mumbles Pier during the holidays will be the splendid band of the First G A.V which (by the kind per- mission of Col. Williams and officers) will discourse sweet music each afternoon and evening, commencing on the Sunday. On Thursday, May 30th, the Swansea Cymmro- dorion Society will give a grand concert, con- sisting of glet- sulos, &c., under the con- ductorship of Mr. J. D. Thomas, M.C.W.
The Glen-Spey Distillery, situated in the finest Whisky-producing District of Sootland is the property of W. and A. Gilbey. This Whisky is made entirely from hame-grown Barley and is kept absolutely Unoieaded in His Majesty's Bonded Warehouses to ma- ture, and sold by W. and A. Gilbey's agents in every town at as 6d. per bettlo.
NOTES & NOTIONS. Sir John Llewelyn, Bart., president of the Swansea Commercial Travellers' Aaosciation, has forwarded to Mr. T. Edgar John, the secretary, a donation of 50 guineas towards the benevolent institutions of the parent as- sociation. The Swansea Guardians have had be- queathed to them by Mrs. Mary Davies, of Bridge-street, who died last Saturday, a house in Chapel-street, which is let for 5s. per week, and has a lease of 18 years to run. If re. Davies had received relief to thei extent of £7 10s. The Rev. John Matthews, of Fabian's Bay, went straight from his bed, while suffering from influenza, on Sunday last, and preached at the anniversary services at Pell-street Chapel. He told his congregation that dur- ing 27 years' ministry, he had never missed a single preaching engagement. Mr. Andrew Carnegie has given two mil- lion pounds sterling to Scotland for the pur- pose of establishing fre» education at four of the Scottish Universities. This is the grea- test benefaction Mr. Carnegie has yet be- stowed, and follows a gift only last week of £100,000 for the establishment of free librar- ies at Glasgow. Miss Caroline Abraham (daughter of ex- Councillor Abraham, of Walter-road, Swan- sea), has just received the official notice that she has passed the examination of the As- sociated Board of R.A.M. and R.C.M. in the Senior Division, with honours. Miss Abra- ham was p-repared by Mr. Arthur Hey, Mus. Bac. Though the information should not lead to Though the information should not lead to reckless waste, it is satisfactory to learn from Mr, R, H. Wyrill, the Borough En- gineer, that there- is a plentiful water supply, notwithstanding it.e very dry weather, and that there need be no fears on this point, even if there be no rain for three months to come. At this (Friday) afternoon's special meet- ing of the Swansea County Council, the Hon. Odo Vivian will move that the Council do adopt the Pier Head eoheme for draining Brynmill, while Councillor Richard Fender will propose th" rescinding of previous re- resolltions releting 'to Sunday trading and the resuscitation of the Police Band. It was stated, at a committee meeting of the Swansea. Board of Guardians on Wed- nesday. that it is practically impossible to get Welsh doctors, and so it was not made a condition in an advertisement for a medical officership of the town district, that a know- ledge of Welsh was indispensable but "de- sirable." The death took place at hriis residence, Windsor-place, Cardiff,. on Monday morn- ing, of Dr. John Williams, gynaecologist of the Cardiff Infirmary, who succumbed to virulent typhoid. The deceased doctor, who was only 37 years old, was a native of Angle- sea and took M.B. and B.Sc. degrees at Edin- burgh University, subsequently obtaining an M.D. gold medal and a scholarship of JB100 a year. He was aleo assistant to the pro- fessor of midwifery and gynaecology, and en- tered on his Cardiff post in 1898. Mr. Arthur J. Williams, one time M.P. for South Glamorgan, and Mr. Morgan B. Wil- liams, of Swansea, are descendants of the Tynton family, and at the meeting of the Central Welsh Board just held at Llangollen I fortunately (writes "Coehfarf" in the uEx- press"), had an opportunity to refresh my memory concerning the Prices of Tynton,, for Mrs. Morgan B. Williams is a member of the Board, and, with characteristic courtesy, she readily undertook to send the informa- tion that will throw some light on the local associations of the founder of our insurance tables. In connection with a report, contained in our last issue of a summons against Mr. John Davies, ironmonger, of Pontardawe, for sell- ing basic slag without giving a correct guar- antee, it should be stated in fairness to Me Davies that the guarantee given showed a minimum total of phosphates of 20 per cent, while the certificate of Messrs. Pattison and Stead, analysts of Middlesboro, showed that the sample in question actually contained 19.71 per cent. total phosphates, so that the approximate guarantee was not far from the actual result. Another summons for not giving an invoice on delivery was withdrawn. To the "Western Mail," Mr. Oswald Stoll, the managing director of the Swansea and other Empires, has contributed an interest- ing article on success in business life. This success, he says, depends on a recognition of thenrst principles, and he considers that of adaptation to environment one of the most important of these. If the business man, before starting his concern, does not make rare of an appropriate environment, he foredooms himself to failure. Successful men, for the most part unconsciously, have always recognised this principle. That "first prinoiples" are not much in favour he con- siders somewhat of a pity, and says it goes hard with the little dogmatic man who thinks he may quarrel with the constitution of the universe." In connection with the application Swan- eea ia making for a licence to permit the im- portation of foreign cattle into the port, an- other interview has been had with the Presi- dent of the Board of Agriculture by Sir George Newnes, M.P., Mr. Brynmor Jones, K.C.. M.P., Mr .Griffith Thomas (High Sheriff of Glamorgan), Mr. Law (general su- perintendent of Swansea. Docks), and Mr. Grimshaw (the promoter of the scheme). The interview, which lasted a long time, is re- garded as of a very satisfactory character. On its termination Mr. Brynmor Joned prom- ised, with the aid of Mr. Grimshaw, to put the points made in writing, and to submit them for Mr. Hanbury's further considera- tion- It is now confidently believed that the meceasary permit will be granted. The Isle of Man Steam Packet Co., Limi- ted, has just issued a handy little booklet which should prove of interest to those who have in view a visit to the Isle or Man, or who may be easting about for a suitable place to spend a pleasant holiday. The booklet gives particulars of the sailings during May and June, together with a mass of general information about the island, and the means of getting to it from any part of the coun- try. Besides the useful plan of Douglas Har- bour, and the maps of the Mersey and the Crosby Channel, etc., there are two coloured maps—one of the ieland itself, and another showing its position relative to the shores of England, Ireland and Scotland. It will also be seen that there are many circular trips from Douglas—to Wales, Ireland, and Scotland, and round the island itself. Num- erous illustrations adorn the pages. The booklet may be had from the company for nothing. r_- 1 "Twenty pounds and costs; in default three months' hard labour," said Mr. H. Smith at Westminster Police Court to Ed. Wray, butler, of Wandsworth, charged with entering the service of Lady Swansea, of Belgrave-place, S.W., with a forged and false character. It was stated in evidence that I defendant had several times been convicted of plate robberies, and had undergone im- prisonment. The Bishop of Heteford has explained his reason for withdrawing the Betting Bill which he introduced in the House of Lords. "It must be obvious." the Bishop said, "that there is no chance of getting the Bill through Parliament this Session, even if it passed the second reading. Under these circum- stances I have determined to move a resolu- tion for the appointment of a Select Com- mittee to collect evidence to show the mis- chief and extent of the evil in this country." The Duke of Westminster has placed Gros- venor House at the disposal of the Welsh Industries Association for their annual sale and exhibition ,which will be held under the patronage of the King and Queen on the 6th and 7th of next month. It is proposed to hold a Welsh concert in connection with the sale. Much improvement has taken place in the woollen and other materials and the pot- tery produced by members of the association, and the committee, of which Lord Aberdare is chairman, are sanguine that the coming exhibition will show further progress. Arrangements with regard to the sale and the concert are in the hands of Mrs. Brynmor Jones and Mrs. Brenton. Miss Edith Parker, of 3, York-street, Swan- sea, evidently combines pluck with quick thoughtedness. Recently she demonstrated this in a striking manner, by assistance ren- dered P.C. Rosser of the Borough Force. It appears that Rosser was attempting to ar- rest two drunken men. when they became very violent, one striking him repeatedly on the head with a bottle. Miss Parker, who happened to be passing, rushed to the assis- tance of the officer, took his whistle from his belt, and blew it till assistance arrived. In recognition of this timely and plucky act. the young lady was. at the Swansea Guild- hall, on Friday last, presented by Capt. Col- ouhoun, on behalf of the police, with a gold bangle, suitably inscribed, a silver brooch, and a whistle and chain. Sir Christopher Furnesa ia particularly concerned about the coal tax. and our com- mercial position. He recently told the local Liberals who presented Sir Christopher and Lady Furness with a memento of their silver wedding that his recent exoerience' in the House of Commons, where the coal-tax had been made a party question, convinced him of the need of a oommerce party in that chamber. He was more interested as a. con- sumer of coal than a producer, and if every dividend he received from collieries with which he was concerned would make the Chancellor of the Exchequer hanny and pre- vent the taxation of the exports, he would srladly give him every penny. It was his in- tention to tour round the world, and ascer- tain what new departure England should make in order to maintain her commercial position. An eclipse off the sun occurred on Saturday, and was of the "total" character along a narrow line rumour from Madagascar and Mauritius across the Indian Ocean to Suma- tra, passing thence through the East Indian Archir>elj»eo to the Paoiftc..At Mauritius in all 52 photographs of the corona were ob- tained with the photo-heliograph of the Mauritius Observatory.the Greenwich corono- srranh, the Newbigin telescooe, and other smaller cameras. Forty-one photographs of the partial phase were also taken for the diameter and place of the moon and eighteen photographs were taken of the) spectrum. Mr. Piggott drew the corona with the six- inch equatorial, and Mre. Ireland drove the Maskelyne kinematograph. The corona was of the expected minimum tvne, but seemed fainter and yellower, more diffused, and less definite than in the eclipse of last May. The appointment of Mr. John Thomas ("Pencerdd Gwalia") as harpist to his Majesty King Edward VII., after having held a simi- lar appointment under Queen Victoria, is another tangible proof of the King's favour- able leanings towards Wales. "Pencerdd Gwalia" is a native of Bridgend, and his father spent his last days at Maesteg, where, with singular parental devotion, his dis- tinguished son frequently visited him. This renewed mark of Royal favour has given immense pleasure to "Pencerdd's" friends all over the Principality. Writing to Madame H. Hughes-Thomas, Cardiff, in reply to a let- ter of congratulation upon his appointment, he says —"A thousand thanks for your kind congratulations upon my appointment as harpist to the King. All the members of the Royal Family have honoured me with ex- treme kindness, and I need hardly say how proud I feel at this culminating token of their regards." We have been favoured with copies of a couple of pamphlets written by the Rev. Benj Morgan, of Pentre Estyll, Swansea, which should repay perusal by all interested in religious subjects. The first is entitled "The Great Centre of Trusty of which the "Bap- tist Times and Freeman" recently commen- ted as follows :—"It is a simple, straight- forward exposition of those aspects and attri- butes of Christ's nature which render Him a fit object for the trust of sinful and suffer- ing men, showing that this trust demanded from and will benefit all men in reference to all their needs, both temporal and spirit- ual. Mr. Morgan has given expression to muoh precious and helpful truth." The book is published at 4d., and its value can be appreciated when it is stated that it is now in its fifth edition. The second pamphlet (Id.) consists of a sermon or address on "The Omniscient God," based on the text "Thou God seest me"—a thoughtful exposition with a pointed application. An extraordinary affair, we are told, has come to light at Port Talbot. Some four or five months ago, a young couple of Taibach- the bride, in fact, is not yet 17-were clan- destinely married at Maesteg. After spend- ing a fortnight at the bride's parents' house, a quarrel arose between the parties and they left. The young bride was shortly afterwards reported as "missing," and it has now leaked out that the husband had taken her to the sea beach,or sandhills, which skirt the shore off the Morfa Colliery, and there had bur- rowed a hole in the sand, over which a piece of corrugated iron was placed for a roof. Here the couple dwelt for a week without a single article of furniture. The husband followed his calling by day. leaving his wife alone for the whole time, and returning he took what food was required for his im- provised dwelling. They lived very unhap- pily together, and now, it is stated, police- court proceedings are pending against him. The affair ha.g created quite a" sensation in the district. The Government, it is reported, intend taking up the Bill for prohibiting the Bala of drink to children after the Whitsun J'8- cess. The prospectus of the University Extension Leoturea for the season October, 1901, t8 March, 1902, has been issued. To what ex- tent will Swansea take advantage of it? It is unfortunate that in the past there haa bees a lack of srenuous interest in intellectual pursuits, and several useful organisations have suffered as the result. The lectures al- luded to provide a varied intellectual fare, and are calculated to give new zest to the life of the student as well as to the jaded business man. It is to be hoped that Swaa- sea will take full advantage of the rich bene- fits the lectures offer. The lecturers engaged, include Professor Burrows (University Col- lege, Cardiff), Mr .A. G. Little, M.A. (Balliol College, Oxford), and Mr. J. S. Mackemde, M.A. (late Fellow of Trinity College, Cam- bridge), who take Greek, history and phi)- osophy respectively; Mr. J. P. Maine, B.A. (late exhibitioner of Jesus College, Oxford), Mr. Ivor B. John, M.A. (Wales), Fellow of the University of Wales; Mr. J. G. Da-rieq, M.A. (London), head-master of the County v School, Neath, etc. Mr. Ivor B. John and Mr. J. P. Maine are Swansea boys who \skfb vs on distinction as students. Mr. John's lee- turea will be on CI), The French Epic; (2J, The Mediaeval Romance; (3), Early Frenoli Literature; (4), The Mabinogion and their connection with Mythology and Romanee; and (5), Tennyson and his relation to 19tk Century Poetry. Mr. Maine has been en- trusted with (1), Folk-lore—the Science Fairy Tales, with special reference to tie Traditions of Wales; and (2), Early civilian tion; development of language, writing, arte of life; early religious beliefs, etc. (with hut- tern). The other lectures cover the geology of the South Wales coal-field, some aspects of Welsh history, mediaeval Wales, feudal- ism in England and Wales, etc. The olriert of the University extension movement i8 te provide instruction in University subjeett for those who cannot go to the University, and to develop the interest of the. publie in history, literature, art, the social and na- tural sciences and philosophy, by means of popular lectures. The local secretary ia Mr. W. D. Roberts, 6, Hanover-street, Swansea of whom full particulars may be obtained.
THE TRADE OF THE PORT AND DISTRICT. SPBCIA.II REPORT BY OUR OWN COEBHSPONDWT SWANSBA, THURSDAY. The trade of the port of during the past week has been satisfactory, the total increase in the imports and exports compared with the corresponding period of last year being 15,000 tons. Entries of shipping in ballast 31,506 toae, as against 16,318 tons the previous week, and 27,123 tons last year. The imports include—France, pitwood and general; Holland and Belgium, general j Hamburg, general; Italy, calamine; Rueein, grain; Norway, pitwood and timber; Tunis, calamine and lead ore; New York, genera). Shipments of coal iuclude—France, 17,847 tons Italy. 3.365 tons; Holland. 3.550 tone; Sweden, 4.515 tons; Germany, 4,870 tons; Spain, 1,725 tons San Francisco, 3,000 tons Canada, 1,311 tons; United States, ly460 tons. Patent Fuel—France, 840 tons; Spain, 1.770 tons; Algiers, 2,020 tons. Clearances of Hn-plates a.nd general goods —France, 70 tons. Italy, 500 tons; Holland* 670 tons; Belgium, 420tons; St. Petersbuc- 1,000 tons; Germany. 300 tons Batoum aud Odessa, 3,400 tons; Baltimore, 200 tons; qd New York, 700 tons. IMPORTS, Coastwise—Pig iron, 462 tons; steel scrap, 425 tons chemicals, 54 tons in- got moulds, 40 tons; building materials,381 tons; pitch, 555 tons; blende ore, 393 tons ( copper ore, 260 tons; fish, 38 tons; grain, 296 tons; flour, 194 tons; !undries, 1,514 tons. IMPORTS, Foreign — France, pitwood 66f) tons, general, 140 tons; Holland and Belgium, general, 43 tons; Hamburg, general, 250 tons; Norway, pitwood, 487 tons, flooring boards, 636 loads; Italy, calamine, 1,590 tons, blende ore 33 tons; Tunis, calamine 1,903 tons, lead ore 41 tons; New York. general, 60 tons. Imports 12,890 tons, and exports foreign 55,358 tons, compared with 9,177 tons, and 43,241 tons respectively last year. EXPORTS FOREIGN.—Coal, 43,468 tone; patent fuel, 4,630 tons; and tinplates and general goods, 7,260 tons.
DEATH OF AN OLD SKETTY INHABITANT. THE FVNERAL. We have to record the death of yet another old Sk«-tty inhabitant, MrR. Gwyn, the beloved wife of Mr. Joseph Gwyn, of the PoIat Office, Mnd the well-known builder and undertaker. The deceased lady had not been well for come time an.t last Tuesday week journeyed to Barry (o a short visit to her son-in-law, Mr. T B. Robinson, late of Swansea) for a change, III. day or so, however, it was noticed that 8iL. W 8 not improving, and towards the end of the week she became wor-e, when her husband WAS sent for. On his arrival at Barry he found her in a very grave condition, and on Monday evening she passed peacefully away. The deceased, who was 63 years of age, was a daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Penrose Morgan, agent of Messrs Vivians, at the Hafod Copper Works, who resided at Pantysifi, Sketty, where Mrs. Gwyn was born. At the age of five her father died and s e went to reside wi b her aunt (the late Mre. Howells, postmistress) in the bon,.e where the P IST Office has been carried on for so many years, and there DECEASED, with her aunt and husband, resided for the long period of 58 years, during the last 40 of ahich she kept the Post Office, in corljaDction with the busineos she carried 08 there, and where the agency for the sale of ''The Cambtian" HAT been established for up- wards of 40 years. The deceased wa-< of a retir- ing disposition, was very popular, and was muob liked by all with whom she came in contaet. In Sketty she was deeply respected by everyoae, her n me being a household wo) d. She was, and ha bet-n all N^R life, an ardent Churehwonan, and h r lOlls iu the oircleB of the Church will be muob felt. The funeral, a private one, took place yesterday at 12 o'clock, at St. Paul's Churchyard, Sketty, the funeral cortege leaving the residence at ten mi utep after the appointed time, the MOARN^N being Mr. Jo-eph Gwyn, the husban I (and settlor sidesman of the church), sons-in-law Me«sri». W. G. Barron (Port Talbot) and T. B. Rohi. S«>n (B'trry), aad Mesar.. W. E. Morgan (Hafyd), H. E Morgan, W. H. Mor- gan, J. Gay, C. Percy Squance, and P. Kneath (Swansea). The bier WAS carrie.. to the Cbu cii lych GATE by four sidesmen (Messrs. John W. Bevan, R. F. Browa", G org- H. Bevan and T. Moras), where they were el eved by three of the deceased's coa-ina Hod NEPHEW* (Me-sr*. P. Gwyn, J. Evans and H. 'Edwards) and H. J >nes. At the church-door tbe pro- e si,tD wall met. by th" respected Viear, th* R v. E. W. Bolney, M A., who COB& oted the sol«-mn service. Anon? those present at the ohuiobwere: MHIKTS. A. W. Jam"s (chemist). J. A. Goode (ohurchwarden) E. Chamberlain, J. P. Anthony, J. Isaac, G. Griffiths, an J. KilDør («i A men), J. Bevan (senior), J. Pngslev, W. W 1 lianas (Uplands), Artha>- Gwyn, W. KilD"r. H..wel GWYII, 1. Chamberlain. E. Johns. C. F. C yer (t<choolma¡oter), the Kev. Joseph (Con- g egat onal Minister), and M. Jenkins (Brynmill)- The deopaspd's remains* were interred in the family grave. M*ny bemtitul wreaths W^RJ sent I>y the relative* and friends These included utes f om the husi>nnd and family, Mr. AND Mrs. Gav, Mis-' Eva118. London. Mr. and Mrs. P. LIWMI. Grannie and Hannah, Winnie, BN>-sie. TH* Vi ar. Churchwarden and sid^men, Mr. *»D MRS. Fan-, Mr. and Mrs. Kneath, Mr. and MF- Kine t Davids, Mr. AND MRS..1. H. Rosser, M*- nel Miss Roscer (Fbyd\rhelig), Major (Khydyrh* ie), Sir Rob rt and Lady Morris, Mr. ind Mr-. Buob (Burton-on-Trent), Mr. aud Mrs* J. I'. Davit's, Mr J. Puar ley, M *ad Mrs. D O- J'ws, Mr and Mrs. Watkins, Mrs. S. Jaines» ud tne Sketty postmen. iVlr. D. C. Jones, ot Swt a a. verv kindly con lnoted the arrange* (ut-uts appertaiuing to the burial.