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ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, SKETTY. The interior of the English Congregational Church. Sketty. looked very beautiful on Sunday. when it was adorned with corn, fruit, vegetables, etc.. on the occasion of ihe harve;,t festival. The Rev. Elias Joseph was the preacher both morning and evening, when there were large congregations. He delivered eloquent and appropriate discour- ses on the -respective texts. "Thou erownest the year with Thy goodness." and "In the morning sow thy seed, and in the evening withhold not thy hand: for thou knowest not whether they both shall prosper either this or that, or whether they both shall be alike good." In the afternoon a children s service was held, when a quartette Alone was sung by Misses Davies and Harris, and Messrs. Morgan and Edwards, and an earnest practical address delivered by Mr. Parsons. The choir, led by Mr. W. Edwards, sang special hymns during the day. Miss Samuel (Morriston). and Mr. J. H. Morgan singing solos, while Miss A. Davies presided at the organ, and played the accompaniments.
WELSH GIRL'S ADVENTURES. DRESSED AS A BOY, SHE GETS WORK IN A COLLIERY. A girl named Edith Gertrude Phillips, aged fifteen years, of Abercanaid, near Merthyr, left her home a week ago, and was discovered on Friday night attired as a boy. at lodgings in the neighbourhood. Aggrieved at her mother's conduct towards her, the girl se- cretly donned masculine attire, and sought work unsuccessfully at Dowlais. She then saw a miner at South Pit ,Plymouth, and obtained employment with him as a boy at 15s. per week. After she returned from work on Thursday, another lodger had his sus- picions aroused, and the landlady told the "boy," who had now been identified by her daughter, that he had better leave. The girl was subsequently taken to the Merthyr Workhouse Infirmary. On leaving home she lad thrown her feminine attire into the canal. For three days the canal had been dragged, and separate lengths had been drained, while an exhaustive search, led by the girl's father, had been made of the ponds and culverts in the vicinity. The dis- covery of a bodice and skirt in the water gave rise to fears of foul play. When dis- covered by her relatives, the "boy" burst outcrying. j When her identity was. disclosed the girl told the following story: "Towards dinner- time on Monday, when the coast was clear, I went into the back garden and put on a shirt and an old suit of clothes belonging to my brother Joseph, which were hanging out on some bushes, and cut my air short with a pair of scissors and went off. I threw my own clothes into the canal, and went for a walk round about the Cwm pit. In the morning I went up to Dowlais, and asked for work at the steelworks. I was told to come to the office the following morning. That night I kept walking about the streets the whole time, and did not sleep anywhere. Next morning I went to the Dowlais offices, but failed to get taken on. I returned to Merthyr and went across to the South Pit, Plymouth, where I stayed until the men came up. I saw a collier named Matthew Thomas, who promised to give me work with him the next day, and on the following morn- ing I saw him at the lamp-room and went down with him to work in the No. 1 pit as his boy, the arrangement being that he should pay me 15s. per week. I worked all that day, and got lodgings at Mrs. White's, in Nightingale-street, Abercanaid. I worked also on the Thursday and on the Friday, and still lodged at Mrs. White's where, on Fri- day night, Police-constable Dove found me. A fund is being raised for the maintenance and education of the girl Phillips, who re- cently ran away from home and was found working as a "pit boy.
LADY MISSIONARY KIDNAPPED. BULGARIANS INVOLVED. Miss Stone, an American missionary, has been kidnapped by brigands in Turkey, who demand a hig ransom for her release, towards which 30,000 dollars have been raised in America. From private dispatches, no doubt any longer exists that the abduction of the missionary was the work of Bulgarians, act- ing under the orders of the Macedonian Com- mittee. The lady was carried off purposely in Turkish territory, so that the demands for a ransom should affect the Sultan. The irony of the situation consists in the fact that the ransom will be paid into the secret funds of the Macedonian Committee from the Sultan's own treasury, ready to serve revolutionary aims against Turkey. The place where Miss Stone and her interpreter are hidden has not yet been discovered, but it is supposed that they are confined in the house of a member of the Macedonian Committee. A "Daily Mail" telegram says:—The first instalment— £ 7,000—of the ransom of £25,000 demanded by the Macedonian brigands who captured Miss Stone, the American lady mis- sionary, was cabled to the United States Consul General at Constantinople on Wed- nesday. The second instalment was cabled last, and the third to-day (Friday). The news of the efforts to raise the ransom has been transmitted to Miss Stone's captors.
MADAME HANNAH JONES' CONCERT. DELIGHTFUL EVENING AT THE ALBERT HALL. A combination of circumstances went to make Madame Hannah Jones' concert, which came off at the Albert Hall last (Thursday) evening, a delightful success. The attend- ance was quite up to expectations, and there was no lack of enthusiasm, while Mr. T. Edgar John, the hon. secretary, had, with the assistance of an energetic committee, arranged a programme that was as varied and attractive as it was in some respects novel. Even in the matter of the production of the programme there was a pleasing departure, in that the words of most of the songs were reprinted. There were several special features about the concert. The first was the rendi- tion of Liza Lehmann's song cycle "The Daisy Chain," for the first time in Swansea, and I in the hands of Miss Gertrude Hughes, Madame Hannah Jones, Mr. Thos. Thomas, and Mr. Watkin Mills, quite a thrill of pleasure was created by this beautiful com- position, in which one is introduced to a most attractive succession of charming solos, and pretty quartettes. Another feature was the presence of Miss Ellen Bowick, an accomplished elocutionist, whose afternoon recitals at the St. James* Hall, London, have been warmly praised by the "Times." And no wonder, for in Carleton's "The First Set- tler's Story," she had her audience com- pletely at will last night, the recitation being given with a vivid pathos that was simply felt. She was rapturously encored, and in response she gave the humorous recitation, said in ever so delightful a manner, "When father carved the duck." Later on she re- cited Mrs. Bradshaw's "Vone Nunts Notees." Mons. Henri Verbrugghen, the great Belgian violinist, was also one of the artistes, and he displayed extraordinary skill in the mani- pulation of this most difficult instrument in Beethoven's "First Movement Kreutzer Sonata" (piano, Mr. Merlin Morgan), the solo violin, "Polonaise in A" (Wieniawski), and in Sarasate's "Zigeunerweizen," for all of which he was very heartily applauded. In Miss Gertrude Hughes the audience had the privilege of hearing a beautiful soprano, who was heard to considerable advantage in the "Jewel Song" from "Faust," the rendi- tion being very pure and sweet, the staccato notes and trills in particular. Miss Hughes was rapturously encored, and then she sang Stutzman's "Vainka," and later she gave a beautiful rendering of "The Fairy's Lullaby" (Needham). The tenor items could not have been entrusted in abler hands than in Mr. Thomas Thomas', who made his debut in a professional capacity before a Swansea audience with immense success. For several years past this Northwalian has been appear- ing at the London ballad concerts. In fine voice, he sang Adams' "Nirvana," for which he was loudly recalled, giving in response, "If I were a rose." Subsequently he ren- dered Tosti's "My Dreams." Much was ex- pected of Mr. Watkin Mills, who" is one of the leading bassos at the great singing fes- tivals of Europe, and in Gounod's "She alone charmeth my sadness," "The Millwheel" (encore), and Monk Gould's "The Curfew," his fine voice was greatly admired. Madame Hannah Jones, in addition to taking part with the other artistes in the Song Cycle, herself gave Braga's "La Serenata," with violin obligato by Mons. Henri Verbrugghen, and, it is needless to say, the effort was hear- tily applauded. Mr. Merlin Morgan, of Aberdare, who won the Challen Gold Medal of the R. C. M., accompanied throughout in brilliant style, and also played, with mar- vellous touch, Lizst's solo pianoforte "Rhap- sodie Hongroise." In every way the concert was a great success.
VOLUNTEER WAR MEDALS. PRESENTATION AT SWANSEA. But for the stormy weather, the presenta- tion of the South African war medals to the I¡ members of the 1st Active Service Company of the 2nd V.B. Welsh Regiment at the Vic- toria Park on Saturday last would have been witnessed by a muet IgratKftx'ing of general public than proved to be the case. general public than proved to be the case. The ceremony was performed by Mr. Griffith Thomas (the High-Sheriff of Glamorgan), who was accompanied by the Mayor of Swan- sea (Mr. Wm. Watkins), Sir Robert Morris, I Bart., Mr. Graham Vivian, Capt. Bransby Williams (3rd G.V.R., who has himself been to the front), and Aid. Howel Watkins). The Swansea and Hafod Companies formed I up at High-street Station at 3 p.m., where they were shortly after joined by the com- panies from Neath, Aberavon, and Taibach, and headed by the battalion band they marched through the town to the Victoria Park, where they were formed up in line, with the men who were to receive medals in front. These latter were: Swansea, and Hafod— Sergeant E. J. Benallick, Privates A. M. Francis, W. H. Morgan, D. J. Davies, and J. Williams; Neath—Privates D. Wagstaff, J. Jones, H. D. Jones, E. H. Davies, W. H. Jones, and Drummer Long. Colonel Homfray (Bridgend) in introducing the High-Sheriff, said they deeply apprecia- ted his kindness in coming there to present the medals. The High-Sheriff represented His Majesty's power and excellence, and no fitter person could have been selected to perform the ceremony. The High-Sheriff then presented the medals. "I have great pleasure in present- ing you with this medal, and hope you'll live long to wear it," he said to1 Sergeant Benal- lick, the first man to be called on, as he pinned the ribbon on his breast. The other men were in turn presented with medals. Three cheers were given for the High- Sheriff, and Colonel Homfray added: "I thank you very much, sir." The High-Sheriff said it afforded him much pleasure to be there and to distribute those medals to men who had so well earned them during the campaign in South Africa. They had done their duty nobly in difficult circumstances. He trusted that the war, which had been so protracted, would soon come to an end. One thing in connection with the war which must have struck not only this country but the whole of Europe, was the way in which the Volunteers had come forward when there were grave diffi- culties in South Africa. It gave him plea- sure, as High-Sheriff of the County, to do honour to those brave fellows, who well de- served the medals presented. The Mayor also congratulated the men on their safe return, and said it must have been comforting to all of them to know that while fighting for their country they were constantly in the hearts of those who were left at home. The officers on parade were Lieut-Colonel Homfray, O.C., Lieut.-Col. Trick, Majors Gray (commanding the Margam detachment), E. LI. Green, —. David, and Alex Sinclair (in command of the Hafod detachment), Sur- f geon-Major Arnallt Jones (in command of the Aberavon detachment), Captain and Ad- jutant Bailiff, Captain Stevens, Captain Hunter (in command of the Cyclists' section), Lieutenants Evan Davies, Ivor Bowen, J. Cook Rees, Tennant, E. David, and Quarter- master Burgess.
SWANSEA SHIPPING FACILITIES. THE NEW NORTH DOCK ENTRANCE. For many years the shipping in the North Dock has been greatly inconvenienced owing to the cill of the entrance being at such a level that during leap tides ships have been unable to enter or leave, the depth of water over the cill frequently not exceeding 16ft. To remedy this the Swansea Harbour Trustees determined to pull down the existing en- trance to the North Dock, and rebuild it with its cill six feet lower than the level of the old cill, thus placing it, as far as depth of water is concerned, at the same level as the outer cill of the- Prince of Wales Dock. Before carrying out the new works, in order to keep the trade of the dock going, a tem- porary entrance had to be constructed. This temporary entrance, which will be closed to shipping except in cases of emergency when the new entrance is opened, is 50ft. in width, the cill being at the same level as the cill of the old entrance. The new entrance is 60ft. wide, with a depth of water over the cill of 32ft. at high water ordinary spring tides, and 24ft. 3in. at high water ordinary neap tides. The old entrance was built in the days when ships were constructed on finer lines than the modern ones, and the shape of the entrance' was made to suit this class of ships. Since the old entrance was con- structed, however, ships have become almost square in their mid-ship sections, and in consequence of this, the shape of the old entrance still further de- creased the effective depth of the water over the cill. The new entrance is built to suit the shape of modern vessels, so that not only will there be an actual increase of depth over the middle of the cill, but. the flattening of the inverts will give practically another three feet of depth. The walls of the new entrance are con- structed of concrete faced with blue Stafford- shire bricks, the hollow quoins, cill and coping being of Cornish granite. The gates are of green-heart timber, and have been constructed by the Harbour Trustees' own workpeople. The gates and sluices will be worked by hydraulic machinery, the whole of which has been supplied by Messrs. Sir W. G. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co. The whole work, with the exception of the gates has been carried out by Mr. L. P. Nott, the contractor, of Bristol, from plans prepared by Mr. A. O. Schenk, the Harbour Trust's Engineer. The new entrance to the North Dock is now practically finished, and only awaits the completion of the dredging of the approach channel to come into use.
PKO-BOER1SM. MR. LLOYD GEORGE AT LLANELLY AND CLYDACH. ALD. AERON THOMAS, M.P., AND HIS CONSTITUENTS. Mr. Lloyd George, M.P. (Carnarvon) ad- dressed a meeting at the Calfaria Baptist Chapel, Llanelly, on Monday evening, on the subject of the South African War from a pro-Boer point of view. Mr. Tom Hughes presided, and Alderman Aeron Thomas, M.P. (Gower), was among those who supported. Mr. D. R. Edmunds moved the following resolution "That this meeting condemns the action of the Government in refusing to make terms with the Boers when favourable oppor- tunities repeatedly offered themselves to con- clude a stable and satisfactory peace con- sistent with the honour and supremacy of the British Empire in South Africa; and that, in the opinion of this meeting, the prolonga- tion of the war, which is exhausting the re sources and endangering the highest interests of this country, is entirely due to the gross mismanagement of the Government, which knows neither how to conduct a successful war, nor to conclude an honourable peace." The Rev. Thomas John seconded. In a speech full of characteristic vigour, and amid many, though not serious, inter- ruptions, Mr. Lloyd George, M.P., supported. He said it was the duty of all who loved their native land to take counsel together and seek to find an honourable way out of her troubles. In consequence of the war domestic reform was at a standstill, and we were crippled in dealing with our important interests abroad. The greedy despotisms of Europe had taken advantage of our entanglement to lower our prestige in China and had demanded extor- tionate indemnities, the burden of which fell mainly upon British merchandise. It was a favourite cry that those who condemned the war encouraged the Boers. If that was so, what would be the effect of the speeches of Mr. Winston Churchill, who said that after two years' fighting, we were in as hopeless a plight as ever? Then if a Liberal member of Parliament ought to be hanged as a traitor for expressing an occasional doubt about the justice of the war, what should be the fate of an Archbishop who suggested a day of national humiliation because we were not progressing as rapidly as we anticipated in subjugating the Boers? The Archbishop of York had discovered that the real inspiration of the Boters was to be found, not in political speeches, but in the Bible. Surely, then, the Bible ought to be proclaimed a seditious print in South Africa, and respectable chur- ches and chapels in this country ought not to use a book which incited our enemies to defy the Imperial authority! There had been three occasions when we might have made peace and obtained all we said we wan- ted before the war. Mr. Lloyd-George se- verely blamed the Government, and espe- cially Mr. Chamberlain, for not utilising these occasions. The resolution was adopted, though not without dissent. MEETING AT CLYDACH. Mr. Lloyd George, M.P., on Tuesday even- ing visited Clydach, Swansea Valley, at the invitation of the local Liberal Association, to address a meeting in support of Mr. Aeron Thomas, the local M.P. The meeting took place in the Calfaria Chapel, and was wel attended. Owing to illness Alderman Thomas Jones, who was announced to preside, was unable to be present, and the Rev. T. V. Evans took his place. The Rev. Esau Owen moved the following resolution: "That having viewed with in terest the loyal faithfulness displayed by our respected member in his attendance and voting in the House of Commons, this meeting expresses its complete confidence in him as the Liberal representative of the Gower con- stituency." Mr. D. Roderick seconded. Mr. Aeron Thomas, M.P., said last Session was devoted to discussing the carrying on of the war, and finding money for it and criti- cising the generals, and more particularly the politicians, and whatever may be said of the generals their failure was small com- pared with that of their politicians. (Cheers). He would have liked to have been able to have said something about industrial legis- lation, but until this war was settled it was no use attempting to get any of the reforms the people so greatly desired dealt with. He went on to review at length the history of the Cape up to the present time, and said even if after the Jameson raid the Govern- ment had possessed any tact, common sense, or indulgence, this disastrous war would still have been averted. He, however, feared the talent of both Mr. Chamberlain and Mr. Kruger was not devoted to the endeavour to find a happy solution, bu.t to get the best of the other. As a result they had entered into a war which was originally to have cost nine millions and provided a few months' work for thirty or forty thousand people, but which had cost two hundred millions of money, cost the lives of more men than they originally sent out. and the future was still uncertain. He joined with Mr. Lloyd George in the appeal for peace. Neither suggested there should be independence, but that the Boers should be treated in the same light as were the Canadians by Lord Durham. (Cheers). Mr. Lloyd George having supported, the motion was agreed to, and the proceedings terminated with the usual votes of thanks.
ACCIDENT TO MR. HY. STUDT. Swansea beard with much resrret on Monday that Mr. Hy. Sfudt, the well-known rounda- bout proprietor, while making arrangements for the removal of his vans at the Pembroke railway station, accidentally slipped and fractured bis sternum. He now lies in the Pembroke Infirmary in a somewhat critical condition.
THE MARCH OF IMPROVE- I ME NT. < THE GOWER OF THE FUTURE. I When the telegraph was brought to Bishop- i ston a year ago (says a writer in the "Gower Parish Magazine" for October), there were some who thought it was not needed, but surely the first year's experience shows that it was, and that it is true, as the Rector urged upon the authorities, that facilities for business make business. No less than 1,137 telegrams have been received and for- warded during the year ending on 4th Sept. last. The largest number dealt with in one day has been 16, and in one month (August), 91. This will mean that the guarantors- Admiral Lyons, Messrs. F. A. Morgan, C. J. Jenkins, and the Rector-will have little or nothing to pay. If sufficient subscribers could be found we might have the telephone- a great convenience. If Bishopston, with all the water power running to waste that there is in the valley, were a village in America, the whole place—Church, schools, I and some houses—would be lit by electricity 1 and plenty of water furnished to the village. The present state of affairs is most discredit- < able. People should not be obliged to resort to 1 the contaminated, unfiltered water of the river as they had to do in May and June last. it ) would raise the value of all property, which I the late sale of glebe farm and land shows 'a is steadily rising. The want of a supply of ( pure water keeps many people away who c would build here. One of these days. per- f haps, the Local Government Board will step in and compel us to do at a great cost what it is now in our power to do at a very moder- ] ate one. i a
GLAMORGAN LICENSING 1 SESSIONS. —— j LOCAL APPLICATIONS. } The annual licensing sessions for the County of Glamorgan were held at the Town Hall, Cardiff, on Monday (before his Honour Judge Gwilym Williams, in the chair; Mr. O. H. Jones, vice-chairman; Admiral Sir Algernon Lyons, Colonel Henry Lewis, Colonel Cresswell, Mr. R. W. Llewellyn, Mr. William Williams, Maesygwernen; Mr. Chas. i Evan Thomas, Neath; Mr. Herbert LloYd, < Kilybebyll; and Mr. Ignatius Williams). Mountain Hare, Cwmllynfell. Mr. Denman Benson applied for the cOn- firmation of an alehouse licence granted by the Pontardawe magistrates to Wm. Samuel for the Mountain Hare Hotel, Cwmllynfell. He said that the house was situated in the Swansea Valley, and had had a beerbousp, licence long before 1869. Certain alterations suggested in the house bad been carried out and approved by the local magistrates, Within a radius of half a mile of the house there was a population of 1,140 persons, and there was not a single public-house in the district. Subject to the wall being erected at the back of the- premises, the licence wa.s confirmed. Farmers' Arms, Resolven. Mr. Rhys Williams applied on behalf of Ruth Davies for a spirit licence for an old beerhouse known as the Farmers' ArDIS, Resolven. He explained that the house was on the main road from Neath. leading to Pent Neath Vaughan and the Vale of Neath. It was usually known as the Halfway House, i and on the main road there was no licensed house for two miles and a half on one side and four miles on the. other. Application granted. A Llantwit Lower Refusal. Mr. W. D. Benson and Mr. Rhys Williams (instructed by Messrs. R. P. Morgan and David, Neath) applied for the confirmation of the provisional alcoholic licence for the Penrhiewtyn Arms, Llantwit Lower, the applicant being Charles J. Thomas. Mr. Villiers Meager opposed on behalf of Mrs. Elias, the owner of an off-licence, and Mr. Ivor Bowen ofpposed on behalf of Mr. Court, the owner of an off-licence, and of Messrs. Bums and Pavey, two residents. The new house was to be built on the main road lead- ing from Heath to Briton Ferry, and if the liicemoe were confirmed the off-licence at present, held by the applicant would be sur- rendered. Within the half-mile radius there were now 4,860 people served by three double- licenced houses. The application was re- fused. A Gorseinon Application. At the resumed Sessions on Tuesday, the first application heard was that of John Thomas for a confirmation of an alehouse licence for the Mardy Hotel, Gorseinon. Mr. Ivor Bowen and Mr. Rhys Williams (instruc- ted by Messrs. Treharne and Treharne) ap- peared for the applicant; Mr. W. D. Benson opposed on behalf of Llewellyn Evans, the tenant of the West End Hotel, and of the tenant of the Station Hotel, and Mr. Viner Leeder opposed on behalf of William Davies, the licensee of the Gorseinon Hotel. Mr. Ivor Bowen said the licence had been granted by a full Bench of Swansea magis- trates. The district of Gorseinon was a very growing one, the London and North-Westein Station there being one of the busiest be.. tween Swansea and Craven Arms. There were two large tinplate works, two steelworks (which had been recently extended in order to meet the demands of the trade), one large colliery, four small collieries, and another large colliery was being sunk. There were also a vitriol works and a foundry there, and together these various works gave em- ployment to about 2,000 men. So great Was the demand for labourers in that particular district that scores of men came in to wort there from Gowerton and the adjoining dis- tricts every day, having been unable to ob- tain houses, which were being snatched up as soon as they were built. The last licence was granted in 1892 to the West End Hotel, and since then 319 new houses had been built in the district. During last year 64 new houses were built or are being built quite close to the Mardy Hotel. There was a dense population, and within the half-mile radius there were 491 houses, which, taking the aver- age at 6.5, would give a population of people served by three licensed houses, wnicb were crowded regularly every Friday and Saturday. Mr. A. Saunders, architect and agent for the Cameron Estate, gave evidence in support of these statements. Mr. J. H. Rosser, one of the proprietors of a new col- liery being sunk in the vicinity, and other witnesses supported the application, and said the present houses were overcrowded. Mr. Benson submitted, in opposition, that the proposed hotel could provide only for the district of Gorseinon proper, with a popula- tion of 1,500 people, served by three licences. In regard to the overcrowding, counsel con- tended that this was only occasional. The Chairman said that in his mind the ques- tion of overcrowding on pay days, market days, and fair days, was very important. Nothing was so conducive to the commission of crime as the overcrowding of persons in public-houses. The licence was confirmed.
A REMARKBALE STORY. LADY ABDUCTED AND ROBBED. A very remarkable story of abduction is told by Mrs. Mabel Goodrich, of Phila- delphia, against four men at present in cus- tody. She avers that one of the prisoners with whom she was acquainted, took her for a drive, having previously persuaded her to adorn herself with jewels, on the understand- ing that they were, after their outing, to dine at a leading restaurant. At a lonely spot, continues her narrative, the carriage was stopped by an individual, who pretendea to have a warrant for her arrest. She was driven off into the country, and kept in con- finement for four days, throughout which time she was kept in constant fear of death. Dozens of times Sloan (one of the men) held a pistol at her head. She surrendered her diamonds, which were worth 2,500 dollars, and all the money she had with her', because she believed that if she resisted she would be killed. In addition, she gave her abductors four cheques aggregat- ing 500 dollars, in the hope that they would spare her life. In court she identified Sloan as the man who passed himself off as Gib- boney.
SWANSEA POLICE COURT. FRIDAY. Before Messrs. William Law and David Owen. Disorderly Conduct. Catherine Murphy, an unfortunate, charged with disorderly behaviour in Alexandra-road on Thursday evening, was fined 10=v with the alter- native of seven day's imprisonment. A Destructive Seaman. John King, a seaman on the steamship Cheriton, was charged with breaking a window at the Albany Hotel, Wind-street, on Thursday night, thereby doing damaere to the extent of JE5. —Defendant was fined JE2, and ordered to pay damages in addition. SATURDAY. Messrs. Wm. Walters, John Powell, and Thos. Davies did not have much business to transact this morning. Drunkenness. Francis Thomas, French polisher; and J. Oliver, fitter, both of Orchard-street, were fined 7s. 6d. each for drunkenness. His First Offence. A youth aged 19, named Albert Edward Parlby, md living at No. 9, Cradock-street, appeared in bhe dock on a charge of indecent exposure in rerrace-road on Friday.—The father of the defendant, who was present in Court, told thair ( worships how grieved he was to see his son in ] mch a. position. The boy was a little weak mentally sometimes, and so he kept him under ais supervision as much as possible, but he lost J jim on the evening in question. Mr. Walters, com- nenting on the gravity of the offence, said the j iefendant was liable to a fine of £ 20, but on iondition that the father looked after him in t uture, he would be let off with a fine of £ 2. t Remanded. v On the application of the police, Benj. Davies. b abourer, 15, Bridge-street, was remanded until g Wednesday on a charge of stealing 3s. from a till c Lt No. 3, Pleasant-street, the property of Eliza- à leth Excell on Aug. 20th. p County Miscellancies. f Thos. Williams, collier, Pontardulais; Thos. o fohn, of the same place Arthur Jones, labourer, b 'ontardawe Alfred Binding, John Smith, and il )d. Jones, of Clydach, were all fined 15s. for fi irunkenness. d Thos. Rees, stoker, Gorseinon, had to play 4s. e d. including costs, for contravention of the Muzzling Order. 0 MONDAY. Messrs. Howel Watkins, Jos. Rosier, S. Goldberg, T. Davies, Wm. Lloyd, Fred Rocke, md John Lewis, conducted the business of the I Court this morning. The Black List. Reuben Buttonshaw, labourer, 19, Bethesda- street; Jas. Quirk, Greenbill-street (who made his 41at appearance); Chas. Warnell, a stranger 00 the town John Loftus, another stranger md Thos. Lewis, 71, Courtney-street, were all penalised for drunken and disorderly conduct in Neath-road on the 5th inst. The last-named defendant was also charged with assaulting P.C. [19) Moore whilst that officer was executing his duty. He had to pay 20s. or in default 14 days imprisonment. A Brute Gets his Desserts. Thos. Kinninghan, labourer, Strand, was charged,under the Criminal Law Amendment Act, with living wholly or in part on the immoral earnings of one Elizabeth Standing. The defendant was also charged with an assault upon the woman. Complainant said she was an unfortunate, and the defendant had been living on her back for some years, she finding the food and paying for the lodgings. On Saturday morning last, because she had no money for him, he struck her a violent blow in the face, felling her to the ground. Whilst Dn the ground he kicked her twice in a savage manner. P.C.'s Cross and Gammon and Detective Lewis deposed to having known the man for some time past. Each of them had frequently seen him following the woman about. Defendant was sentenced to one month's hard labour for the assault, and three months for the other offence. Another Assault on the Police. Wm. Shean, a labourer, living in Oak-terrace, was charged with drunken and disorderly behaviour and assaulting the police on the 6th inst. P.C. Beynon said that when he attempted to arrest the defendant he became most violent, and kicked and struck him. Supt. Thomas gave the man a bad character, and he was fined 40s. or a month in default. Minor Offenoes. John Sullivan, fireman, Strand, and Margaret Mitphell, married, 10, Frederick-street, were both fined small amounts for inebriation. Geo. Atkins (14), 56. Oxford-street, summoned for setting off fireworks in the street, was let off with a oantion Nelson Fitt (15), Wind-street, was similarly mmmoned, and the Bench ordered him to pay half-a-crown. Was it the Green-eyed Monster r Thomas Thomas, steelworker, No. 134, Chemical-road, Morriston, was summoned for an assault by David Edwards, a neighbour. There was a cross-summons. Edwards said he was going home when Thomas came up and struck him. Mr. E. Harris, who appeared for Thomas, said Edwards was a very jealous man, and had accused Thomas and several others of misconduct with his wife. Edwards denied these suggestions and expressed surprise of the existence of a petition from his neighbours stating he had made accusations against them concerning his wife, and that he (Edwards) was a nuisance. Edwards said his wife bad put it about that he was jealous of her. Thomas alleged that Edwards struck him first and accused him of impropriety before Mrs. Thomas. Thomas denied being in Edward's house. Mrs. Thomas said Edwards called her husband filthy names. The Bench dismissed both cases. TUESDAY. Messrs. Wm. Stone, Frederick Bradford, Griff 1 Davies, and J. W. Jones were the justices present bhis morning. Miscellaneous. Ada Maxwell, an unfortunate, of William's- oourt; Laura Pollock, hailing from Bristol; Selina Rushbrooke. no fixed abode; Elizabeth i Winter, married, Tontine-street; J. Davies, fisherman, Rodney-street; Richard Morgan, ( collier. Fforestfach Francis Davies, 38, Rodney- 1 street, and Bridget Thomas, an unfortunate. I Owen's.eourt, were all fined for drunken and < disorderly behaviour.—Bertie Hind, Greenhill- ] street, summoned for causing an obstruction in Hig^-street. on the 12th ult., was fined 2s. 6d.— Frederick Grimshaw, a cab-driver, forfeited 5s. > for driving on the wrong side of Alexandra-road, on Sept. 23rd.-Jno. Eady, Tontine-street, and Edward Swayne, 1, Graig-street. boys, were eaeh fined Is., at the instance of P.C. Skianer, for throwing stones in Sketty-road. Tbos. Evans, labourer, 29, Orange-street, was brought up in custody charged with deserting from the Glamorgan Artillery at South Hook Camp on August 30th. 1900.—He was detained pending the arrival of an escort. Wm. Williams, labourer, Pentremalwed, was summoned for refusing to quit the Swan Hotel on the 21st ult. Mr. R. T. Leyson prosecuted, and defendant was mulcted in the sum of 15s. Dismissed. Ann Williams, 19. Lion-street, was discharged with a caution on a charge of drunkenness in High-street, on Sept. 23rd. Found on the Roof. Jno. McRae, a fireman, having no fixcd place of abode, was charged with bping on licpnsed pre- mises at the "Prince of Wales Hotel, High-street, some hours previously for the purpose of com- mitting a Mony.—Mrs. Alice Briges said she was in the parlour at the rear of the hotel shortly after one o'clock on Tuesday morning, when she saw prisoner through the glass. He was lying on the roof of the bar She went to look for him. and he slid down a water-spout into a passage which led into High-street. Witness sent for a constable, and detained the man until he arrived. Miss Frances Briggs. the daughter, gave corro- borative evidence.-P.C. Bounds said psisoner had removed his boots.—The Bench sentenced prisoner to six weeks' hard labour. Assault. Walter Jno. Harris, fuel-worker, 14, Baptist Well-street, was summoned for assaulting Frederick Sleeman. a fellow-workman, on the 1st inst. Mr. Henry Thompson prosecuted, and the evidence went to show that an altercation arose over some knee-pads. Defendant struck Sheehan in the jaw, and delivered six blows in all. The defence was that Harris simply protected him- self. Eventually a fine of 30s. was inflicted. Persistent Cruelty. Llewelyn Marvelly, tinworker. Cross-Rtreet, Cwmbwrla, was ordered to contributed 7. 6d. per week towards the maintenance of his wife Lilian Marvelly, who was granted a separation order on the ground of persistent, cruelty.—David Jno. Davies. crane-driver. 1, Callard-street, Landore. was summoned by bis wife Lucy, for persistent cruelty. Mr. E Harris prosecuted, and asked for an adjournment for a fortnight, in order that a reconciliation might, if possible, be brought about. This was adopted, WEDNESDAY. Messrs. Wm. Walters. E. Rice Daniel, T. Davies, J. Powell anr1 D. Owen were this morp- inEr called upon to dispose of a good deal of bu-iness. Assault on a Seaman. Richard ma,-tpr of the schooner Unity, now lying in the North Dock. ws- charged witb assanltine- a seaman named John Williams of the Qistian Davidson on Friday last. Defendant, it transpired, struck Williams on the head with a basin, inflicting a serious wound. A penalty of 408., or in default, a menth's imprisonment was imposed. The Criminal Law Amendment Act. Patrick Riley, deseribed as a labourer, living at No. 11, Upper Strand, was charged with living wholly or in part on the immoral earnings of a woman of ill-repute named Catherine Murphy. Detective Lewis said the defendant had done scarcely any work in his life. During the past two years lie had been living" on the immoral earnings of the woman Murphy. Detectives Morris and Roberts also deposed to having seen the defendant following the unfortunate about the street at all times of the day and night. Defendant said Murphy was his wife, and called her to bear out his statement that he was in the habit of earning his own livelihood. The magis- strates, however, considered the cise proved, and passed a sentence of three months' hard labour. A Shocking Case of Parental Negligence. Owen Evans, and his wife Elizabeth, living at No. 1, GetLing-street, were jointly charged with wilfully neglecting their six children—William, aged 11 years John Francis, 8 Frank, 7 Harry, 5 Elizabeth Ellen, 3 and Margaret, 15 months. Mr. Dormer Andrews (from the office of Messrs. Leeder and Morris) prosecuted on behalf of the V. S. P. C. C. Evidence was tendered by P.C. Maggs, P S. r 2uff, and Inspector Pearce, the Society's local representative. It appeared that both of the 1 lefendants wore more or less addicted to drink, < md were in the habit of shamefully neglecting c heir children, whose health, as a result, suffered .0 a considerable extent. The Inspector, who had lad the people under his supervision for some ime past, described various vi-its he had paid to heir home. With the exception of a mattress, he house, he said, was quite destitute of furni- (: nre on the date of his last visit to the place, I rhile the only bit of food on the premises was r ialf a loaf of bread. In addition to lookirg half- tarved, the children were thin and iusufficiently t iothed. The boy William, though in very lelieate health, had been accustomed to sell >aper3 for some years Fpast, and he (witness) had t requently seen him in the streets after eleven < 'clock at night. As soon as he took his earnings a ome, however,the father or the mother would take n t from him. mostly spending it on drink. The it her was not fond of work, and on three b ifferent occasions had been discharged by his mployers for not doing his duty. The Bench said they considered the case a bad ne, and sentenced the male defendant to four lonths' imprisonment, the woman being sent v own for one month. Robbery at bwansea. Benjamin Davies. labourer, 15, Bridge-street, was brought up on remand to answer three separate charges of a rather serious nature—(1), with stealing 11 packets of tea and about 3s. from a till in Mrs. Elizabeth Excell's shop at No. 3, Pleasant-street, on August 2nd (2) stealing lOd. from a box at No. 50, Waterloo-street, the property of Mr. B. McCarthy; and (3) being on the premises of the Badmington Inn for some un- lawful purpose on the 4th October. The son of the prosecutor in the first case, and Beatrice Johnson. a yonng demestic servant in the employ of Mr. Bartholomew McCarthy having given evidence, the defendant pleaded guilty on both counts, adding that he had never been in such trouble before. This latter statement was borne out by Supt. Thomas, and the Bench sentenced the young man—he was only 23 years of age—to three months' imprisonment altogether. The third charge was not gone into. A Juvenile Offender. A lad of 12 years of age, named James Davies, of 6, Robert-street, Morriston, pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing 7s. 6d from a table at No. 91, Woodfield-street, the properry of Annie Harris. He was dealt with under the First Offenders'Act, the parents being bound over in the sum of 95 to answer for the boy's good conduct for the next three months. Maintenance. John Murphy, labourer, charged, at the insti- gation of Relieving Officer J. Walters, with neglecting to maintain his two children, who had since become chargeable to the common fnnd of the Union, was sent to prison for a month. Another Case of Larceny. John Evans, a young labourer residing at Vaugban's lodging-house, was charged with stealing a purse containing 4s. 2 £ d., together with three pawn tickets from one Sarah Ann Rumph in the Welsh Harp Inn on Tuesday evening. FinedJ40s. or one month. COUNTY BUSINESS. The county business was next gone into. Dismissed. )hry Evans, Pontardulais, was summoned for assault by Ann Mason.—Mr. Dabne defended.- Diemiased. Drunkenness. John Williams, labourer, Waunarlwydd was fined 20s. and costs for drunkenness.—A warrant was issued for the arrest of John Thomas, labourer, Sketty. who did not answer a similar summons.—Ed. Norman, labourer, Swansea., bad to pay 108. inclusive, for being drunk and dis- orderly at Killay. Other Cases. Thomas Hammond, Swansea, had to pay 10s. for leaving his horse and cart unattended,—Dd. Jenkins, haulier, Mumbles, paid 10s. for driving without lights—Geo. Brown, a Sketty postma", was summoned by Annie Kneath, of the same place, to shew cause v. by, Ac. The usual order was made. THURSDAY. Before Messrs. Wm. Stane, G. Davies, F. Bradford and J. W. Jones. ] Maintenance. Elizabeth Hughes, who summoned herhusbard, '■ Nm. Hughes, a fuel worker, of Millbrook-street, or persistent cruelty, was granted a separation irder, defendant to pay 10s. per week towards lis wife's maintenance. Alleged Embezzlement A charge of embezzlement that had been preferred aeainst a driver named Alfred Thorne, sf Courtney-street, was, on the application of Mr. Laurence Richards, withdrawn. Furious Driving. Hy. Jones, a tram driver, of Lamb-street, was summoned for furiously drivine an electric car, in Neath-road, on Sept. 24th.—Mr. Laurence Richards prosecuted, and Mr. Dormer Andrews iefended.-It was stated that the car was rravelling at the rate of from 15 to 20 miles an iour, and only narrowly escaped a serious 3ollision with a horse and cart belonging to Messrs-Walters andNash.provision merchants.— Witnesses were called to prove that the car was travelling at an ordinary rate,but the Bench eventually fined defendant 40s. inclusive. A DISCLAIMER. Mr. George Mitchell, of 42, Bond-street, Swan- sea, writes to say that he was not the George Mitchell, recently fined at the Swansea Police Cou rt for drunkenness.
LAW REFORM. VIEWS OF SIR H. FOWLER. The twenty-eighth annual provincial meet- ing of the Incorporated Law Society was opened on Tuesday at Oxford, when Sir Henry Fowler, M.P., president, delivered his inaugural address. He referred to the bene- ficial changes during the past century in common law and Chancery procedure, point- ed to the anomalies in connection with im- prisonment for debt, and suggested a reform of the circuit system. In favouring the es- tablishment of a Court of Criminal Appeal, he alluded to the astounding variety of sen- tences which different judges inflicted for the same offence, hence the public scandal. Public opinion demanded the extension of the jurisdiction of the county-court, and the circuits required re-organi-ation. There was room for improvement in the legal educa- tion of the law students in both branches of the profession. The -ystem of Parliamentary draftsmanship was capable of improvement. While congratulating themselves on what had been done in the past, they must bear in mind the necessities of the future.
BRITISH DENTAL ASSOCIATION. ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SOUTH WALES BRANCH. I The annual meeting of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Branch of the British Dental Association was held at the Hotel Metropole, Swansea, yesterday (Thursday). Mr. Graham White, L.D.S.I. (Newport), the president, filled the chair. About 25 delegates were present, the Swansea representatives, being, Messrs. H. J. Thomas (president elect), T. W. Ritson, W. Scott, A. Jenkin, S. Tweney, and W. R. Jones. The following officers were elected for the en- Boing year: Messrs. H. J 0 Thomas, Swansea (President, who was instaled amid much applause), W. H. Nicholls, Abergavenny (President elect), E. R. Gay, Mertbyr (hon. treasurer); Percy Oliver, Penarth (hon. sec.), and Gill Williams, Newport (branch representative). In his presidential address, Mr Thomas made a reference to Swansea as the place of this year's meeting, and then proceeded to call attention to the relationship of the dentist to the British public in an educational sense. Very few people I seemed to know, he said, even the number of temporary or permanent teeth, and when to expect the eruption of the latter was entirely jnisunderstsood even by mature parents. Another source of regret was the small value placed on the teeth by people generally, the wholesale extractions which were resorted to in these days being, in his opinion, most regrettable. Very many people kept away from the dentist too long from the natural dread ef pain, so that teeth which could at first have been saved were lost. Here, again, they brought fresh and added miseries on them- selves, for they learned when too late that a tooth with a small cavity, which had not ached, should have been filled. In regard to educating the public mind on the subject, he criticised the Dentists' Act, which prohibited qualified dentists from advertising or exhibiting specimens of artificial teeth, with the result that people expended their money upon unskilful treatment. It was also necessary, he said, to im- press upon the public that the teeth ought to be cleansed at least once in twenty-four hours, and that before retiring to rest for the night, ordinary soap and water being usually sufficient, unless the teeth were particularly dirty, when charcoal should be used. In addition to this, the whole of the teeth should be broueht into play by the vigorous mastication of hard and gritty foods. He suggested that school teachers should give an occasional lesson on the structure of the teeth and the best method of preserving them, and, in conclusion, said that if people only regarded the teeth more as an absolute necessity of existence, they would find them at a later stage in life the luxury they ought to be. (Applause.) Mr. J. C. Oliver, D. S. Eng. (Cardiff), read a paper on "The State's duty as regards teeth preservation," in which he urged that informa- tion, as to the proper preservation of teeth should be disseminated by the State, and that every child attending the elementary schools should have its teeth periodically examined during the whole period of school life, and thus, for a small cost, place them in the position of coming up to the standard laid down by the Government for appointments in the civil service, the army and navy, &c. "The condition of children's teeth, and the remedy was the subject of another paper by Mr. W. Kittow, L D.S. Eng. (Cardiff), and in this the writer said that early attention to the teeth would provide most of the remedy, whilst he also advo- cated the formation of dental schools for dental students, and the education of the public through School Boards, Boards of Guardians, &c. A discussion followed, and the secretary pro- posed a resolution appointing a sub-committee to draft a letter to be sent to Boards of Guardians and School Boards, pointing out the injury that was being done to children by the loss of their teeth, urging the necessity of dental schools being formed, and reminding them that it was their duty to see that the children's teeth were looked after. Mr Hugh Williams seconded, and the resolu- tion was adopted. Mr. J. Ritson, L.D.S.I. (Swansea), followed with a simple method of making polishing pastes and the proceedings terminated with the uenal votes of thanks. The newly-elected president entertained the delegates to luncheon and tea during the visit.
Mr. E. Walter Maunder has just returned to England from Mauritius, where he and Mrs. Maunder went early this year to observe the total solar eclipse. Mr. Maunder, in describing in the current issue of "Enow- ledge" his experiences and results, writes:- "The weather on the morning of the eclipse was the most favourable of any morning since our arrival at Mauritius. A heavy bank of clouds did, indeed, hide the first contact from ns, but this had passed, and the light scud that followed it had also entirely cleared away before the eclipse became total. The sky was completely clear therefore during the fateful minutes, but not with anything like that purity and transparency with which we had been favoured on the two last occasions. Indeed, at Curepipe, some fifteen miles away, the whole spectacle was completely lost through cloud, and at Quatre Bornes, twelve or thirteen miles distant, a fine drizzle- locally known as "Moka dust"—fell during totality from a sky apparently clear, and gave to the fortunate watchers located there the unique spectacle of an "eclipse rainbow," a rainbow due to the corona and prominen- ces. The corona, as a whole, must be pro- nounced as distinctly simpler than that of last year; it is of a yet more pronounced minimum type. It is confined even more strictly to the four same regions; the east and west equatorial wings parallel to the equator, and the polar plumes are fewer and more distinct.
The Glen-Spey Distillery, situated in the finest Whisky-producing District of Scotland is the property of W. and A. Gilbey. This Whisky is made entirely from home-grown barlpv. and is kent absolutely unblended in His Majesty's Bonded Warehouses to mature, and sold by W. and A. Gilbey's agents in every town at 3s. 6d. per bottle
THE SWANSEA BOARD OF GUARDIANS. LLANDILO-TALYBONT RELIEVING OFFICERSHIP. The usual fortnightly meeting of the Swan- sea Board of Guardians was held at the Union Offices yesterday (Thursday), Dr. Gomer Lewis (chairman) presiding. Lady Llewelyn wrote thanking the Guard- ians for their increased annual subscription to the Nursing Institute. Messrs. J. Walters. Hall-terrace, Swansea, assistant relieving officer; A. Williams, Pon- tardulais, tinplater, and Ben Jones, Post Office, Fforestfach, three among 29 applicants for the post of relieving officer for the Llan- dilo-Talvbont district, had been selected to appear before yesterday's meeting of the Swansea Board of Guardians. The Guardians appointed Mr. William,, and also passed a resolution to the effect that in future adver- tisements for appointments should state that canvassing, directly or indirectly, will be an absolute disqualiifcation.
WEEK IN SWANSEA. THE BEAUFORT ARMS APPEAL. The threatened appeal against the decision of the Swansea Licensing Justices reducing the licence of the Beaufort Arms, Docks, to six days, has been withdrawn. THE BUILDERS' STRIKE. The master builder? of Swansea have re- fused the men's offer to return to work on an advance of id. an hour as from May next, nad resolved to concede no advance whatever on the old rate of wages—5^d. j LITTLE GIRL INJURED. Wrhilst Richard Hitcliings, of Sketty, was. j driving a trap through Gwydr-c-reso3ni ov: Friday afternoon a child named Edith Lucas, living at -No. 6, Victoria-street. Uplands, ran in front of the vehicle and was knocked down. She sustained a severe scalp wound. CLIFF RAILWAY. The railway up Constitution-hill has ceased running since last Saturday. The Corpora- :ion has the right to acquire it 17 years hence. rhe General Purposes Committee of the Cor- loration on Wednesday appointed a sub- committee to report on the question of ac- juiring the railway at once. A SUCCESSFUL SWANSEA BoY IN AMERICA. The many friends of Mr. Edward J. Knight (son of Mr. Jacob Knight, Cwmbwrla), will be pleased to learn of the success he is making in the State- in the musical world. Mr. Knight left Swan-ea some five years aeo to take up a situation in America, and -oon after his arrival there set himself re the fr,r- ther study of music. The "Newcastle N?ws" (America) commenting upon 'J r. KlIlg-t'S abilities, gays; "Edward Knight is jooming up as an author and composer. His latest, 'The Gates of Heaven.' is a masterly effort both in composition of word- and music." MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. A stir is now being made in connection with the forthcoming municipal elections. Mr. Wm. George, an independent candidate for the Brynmelin Ward. where Dr. O'Sulli- van retires, but seeks re-election, has already addressed a meeting of the ratepayers. Mr. S. Jeffreys, secretary of the Hairdressers' Federation, comes out in opposition to Coun. David Jenkins at Morriston. while on Tues- day evening Mr. Thoma- Freeman. J.P., the retiring member for the Landore Ward. ad- dressed a well attended meeting at Old Siloh Chapel, Mr. D. L. Davies presiding. Mr. Freeman and the chairman were nominated for the position of candidate. The latter said he would consider the matter, and the meeting was adjourned for a week. SUICIDE IN SWANSEA. Thos. Melindo. labourer (35), of Lower Oxford-street, committed suicide on Satur- day afternoon last. The shocking affair was discovered by his wife, who found her hus- band hanging to a beam in the w.c. She immediately called in Wm. Evans, land- lord of the Brooklands Hotel, next-door, who cut the body down. No reason can be as- cribed for deceased's rash act. He had been in regular employment, and appeared to live happily with his wife and family. He leaves a widow and two children, both girls, one abotit six years, and the other as many months. He was a volun- teer in the 1st G.V.A., and a former porter at the Swansea Hospital. The inquest took place on Tuesday, but no light could be thrown upon the mysterious occurrence. On Wednesday the remains were interred at Sketty. the funeral being attended by the 1st G.V.A. in full dress. OFF TO SOUTH AFRICA. Landore station was crowded on Friday afternoon, the occasion being the departure for South Africa of the Brothers Arnold. Messrs. M. L. Francis. Jack Davie-, an old Morriston three-quarter; Bert Bowen. son 01 Mr. Win. Bowen, (Jwniihydyeeirw; and David Daniel, nephew of Mrs. Evans. Lamb and Flag Hotel, Morriston. The Brothers Arnold and Mr. Daniel are returning after a prolonged stay at Morriston. To-morrow (Friday), Mr. Wm. Rowe, son of Mr. George Rowe. Upper Forest and Worcester Works; Mr. Tom Clarke, son of Mr. George Clarke, Firgrove; and Mr. Richard Williams, Pen- trepoeth, Morriston. will also leave to seek their fortunes at th.. Cape, carrying with them some pretty silver match-boxes, cigar- ette cases, etc., presented to them at a smok- ing concert on Monday last. a- a mark of the esteem in which they are held at Morriston. THE HOUSING QUESTION. Swansea is one of the first towns in the kingdom to take up the question of housing the working classes, the Corporation having recently adopted plans for the erection of a number of workmen's cottages, which it is estimated will let at 6s. to 7s. per week, and afford a fair return for the outlay of capital. Mr. George Bell. the borough sur- veyor. states that the plans have been sub- mitted for the approval of the Local Govern- ment Board, which department had returned them. suggesting a. greater depth of open space, and that the parting walls should be built to the roof. It is not likely that there will be any objection to the proposals made by the Local Government Board when the plans are again discussed by the Corporation. That being so. the work. it is hoped, will be proceeded with without delay. SWANSEA PORT SANITARY AUTHORITY. At a meeting of the Swansea Port Sanitary Authority on Monday, Mr. Morgan Tutfm presiding, a letter was read from the x. cal Government Board, stating that it had be-n reported that in the port sanitary dis.r.ct there were only four bed- for the accjiujn1- dation of infectious cases, and asking if any steps are being taken to provide permanent and adequate accommodation. In a discus- sion which followed it was said the authority had never experienced any difficulty in deal- ing with any cases that might be imported but Dr. Ebenezer Davies ithe medical officer) urged the advisability of greater provision for the treatment of port infectious cases, and stated that the borough authorities are considering the provision of a site for a new building. It was decided to inform the Board that the question is under consideration. Dr. Davies reported that during the past three months 413 vessels from foreign ports had visited the ports in the district, and 1,195 coasters. SWANSEA HOSPITAL. The Secretary of the Swansea Hospital acknowledges the following contributions:- The employes of Duffryn Steel and Tinplate Works, JS10 10s.; employes of Cwrtybettws Colliery, ES 8s.; employes of Cape Copper Company, E23 Is. Id.; empjoyes of E Depart- ment Vivian and Sons., B4: employes of Swansea Hematite Iron and Steel Works, Landore, £ 43 13s. lid.; employes of Pem- broke Dockyard, JB10 lOs.: employes of Bri- tish Niannesliiiii-iii Tube Works. JE8 10s. 4d.; employes of Fairwood Tinplate Company. £ 4 17s. 9d.; employes of Pembrpy Copper Works, Burry Port. £ 1 16s. 5d.; Bethesda Chapel, Ynismeudwy, 18s. 2d.; Holy Trinity Church, £4 7s. 10d.; Rock Chapel, Cwmavon, JS1; Beulah Baptist Chapel. Cwmtwrch, £ 2; Trinity Baptist Church, Penclawdd, £1 Is.; St. Paul's Church. Sketty, JBS 7s. 6d.; Dinas Noddfa Baptist Chapel, Landore-. E2 2s.; Glvn-Neath Baptist Chapel, £ 2 14! St. Nude's Church, £ 2 10s; Wern Congregational Chapel. Ystalvfera, £ 5 5s.; Pell-street Chapel, £1 4s.; Cnitarian Church. High- street, £ 2 2s.; St. David's Roman Catholic Church, E5 16s. 6d.; Siloh Chapel. Melin- crythan, B2 2s.; St. Mary's Church. jSIS 1 2s. 9d.; St. Andrew's Church, £6 15-=.; Gors- las Church. Llandebie, £1 8s.; St. Luke's Church, Cwmbwrla. £1 Is.: Penmaen Church, L2 7s. 2d.; Ebenezer (C.M.) Chapel. Llansamlet Higher, JE3: employes of the Co-operative Furniture Company. Westbury- street, 13s. 7d.; employes of the Birchrock Colliery, Pontardulais/ £ 5; employes of the Aggloment. Ltd., P,2 16s. 8d.; employes of the Atlantic Fuel Company. £7 Is. 5d.; Mynvddbach Church, Treboeth, i;2 15s.; Pennard Church. JE;5 2s.; Hope Congrega- tional Chapel. Pontardulais. £ 4 4s.; Trinity Chapel. £ 7 2-. 9d.: St. David'- Church, Pen- llergaer. £ 5; Brynhyfrvd Baptist Chapel, £1 3s. 6d. An Saints' Church, Pontardawe, £4 13s. 5d.
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SUCCESS OF A SWANSEA PUPIL. Mr. Hamilton E. Quick (son of Mr. Chas. H. Quick, Bryn-road), for several years a pupil at the Swansea Intermediate School who won a scholar-hip at the Royal College of Science of the value of JB60 for three years, has just taken the i:150 scholarship at the entrance examination in science at St. Bar- tholomew* Hospital. London. SHUNTER KILLED. George Meyrick. a shunter in the employ of the Great Western Railway, was fatally injured at Swansea on Saturday night. De- ceased was engaged in shunting some wagons on to the North Dock. and was knocked down by a shunting engine, sustaining serious in- juries. which terminated fatally a few hours later. Deceased, who was only married last Christmas, lived at Catherine-street, and the greatest sympathy is felt with the bereaved widow. ACTION AGAINST THE AIEAT INSPECTOR, At a meeting of the Works and Sanitary Committee of the Swansea Corporation on Tuesday, it was reported that Mr. T. B. Brown, butcher, had taken out a summons against Mr. Gladstone Davies. veterinary inspector, for malicious prosecution in con- nection with a recent case of tuberculous meat. The necessary instruction- were given the Corporation solicitor (Mr. Wheatley; to defend Mr. Davies. SWANSEA TRAMWAYS. On Monday evening a meeting of the in- habitants of Brynhyfryd district was held to consider the question of extending the electric trams to that district. Councillors David Davies, Wm. Williams (Wern>. and H. W. Morris were -among the speakers, and they said the Corporation agreed that such a section was advisable, and the ques- tion was to get the Tramways Company to construct it. A resolution recording the need of the section and urging the represen- tatives of the two wards concerned to use every means to further the project was car- ried. A SENSATION. A newly-born child was discovered on Sun- day in a box in the backyard of No. 7, West- ern-street, Swansea, by the occupier. Thos. Price. He heard its cries, took it into the house, and called the police. The mother is alleged to be a young woman who hailed from Aberdare. and had been in tervioe at a Swansea hotel as chambermaid. She refttftd to make any statement. Police-constable Lloyd found that the child had been <pvm birth to in an outhouse. Dr. Lloyd Edwards states that there was no evidence of violance. The child is still alive, but the mother i-, seriously ill. FUNERAL OF THE LATE MRS. JOHN ROSSER. The funeral of the late Mrs. John Rosser (Bryn-road), widow of the late Capt. John Ro<ser, took place at the Swansea Cemetery on Saturday morning, and. being strictly private, was only attended by her sons-in- law, Messrs. Stephen Thomas (manager of Lambert's Copper Work-), J. Moy Evans (solicitors. F. Dwerryhouse (Lambert's Cop- per Works', Rev. J. G. Mathias (vicar of All Saints'. Kilvey). her two elde-t grandsons. Me-srs. Stephen VT. Thomas (solicitor), and Victor Evans; and Dr. Ebenezer Davies. her medical attendant for many years. The offi- ciating clergyman was the Rev..Tohn Pollock, vicar of St. Gabriel's, whilst the funeral arrangement- were entrusted to Mr. D. C. Jones. Castle-square. The following rela- tives and friends sent beautiful wreaths: Daughters ol the deceased, Gladys and the children at Earlsmoor. Mrs. Evan- (Brjn- arnrnan). Mr. awl Mrs. Ernest Davies. Mi. and Mrs. lame- Masters (Lanelay. Llantris- sant) the Misses Masters (London). Miss Smith. Mr. and Mrs. Crowhurst, Mrs. and the Misses Chume. Mr. Charles and Mrs. Peacock. Mr. and Mrs. Walter David. Mrs. Bevnon and Miss Edwards. Miss Davies. etc. UNITARIAN CHURCH. The annual harvest festival was held at this church on Sunday. The interior of the church had been tastefully decorated tor the occasion, and there were large congregation* at both services. The Rev. W. Tudor Jones, pa,tor, was the preacher. The morning sub- ject was "Gratitude-the true spirit of reli- gion." After speaking of the needs of the body, the rev. gentleman dwelt upon the needs of the mind and spirit, and said the whole universe had to work in connection with our lives. In the evening the subject was "The Influence of Nature on Man. The Rev. Tudor Jones referred to the vast amount of ignorance that prevails concern- ing the laws of Nature. Life's object was to become friendly with Nature, and this could be realised by understanding the laws, by the observation of its processes, and by the development of the imagination and emotion. This knowledge of Nature ought to enable us to pass to the knowledge of man and to exercise every faculty we possess to bring others to possess the same blessings as we enjoy. The fruits and vegetables were, at the conclusion of the service, given to the Orphan Home and the Blind Institution.
In an appreciative article of Mr. Lloyd- George. M.P.. in the "Daily Mail." the writer refers to the pro-Boer gift of making himself prominent, and then draws the fol- lowing comparison between him and Mi. Chamberlain. "The moment he opens his mouth to speak. the similarity is so striking as to make the lis- tener start involuntarily. Listen The same clear, low-pitched, cruel voice; the same keen incisive phrases; the same mordaunt bitter- nes-- the same caustic snear; the same sar- donic humour; the same personal enmity. It i- the very reincarnation of the present, Colonial Secretary in his younger days—a seept,re of his dead self arisen to haunt him. Will time, that has had so mellowing an in- fluence on that great Imperialist.work a simi- lar change in the virulent Little Euglander 2 Will he a score of years hence be the tower of strength of the Imperial or the Parochial party? None can now say. but that he will by then be one of the foremost men in the. nation's Parliament is beyond question. His faults are- the faults of inexperience. of strength untried and untrained, but strength, force of character, individuality, are there | without a doubt."