< f The most economical way of buying cocoa i» to buy tor £ quality. Mczawattee Cocoa la A a the highest Quality ever attained in cocoa, and in use It goes twloe as far ae ordinary cocoas. MAZAWATTEE ] COCOA |
BURRY PORT AND DISTRICT. [By OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT ] ZION CHAPEL. On Sunday last Mr. David Griffiths, a young student from Watcyn Wyn's Gwynfryn Academy, occupied the pulpit of Zion Chapel, and preached a thrilling and effective sermon. He is coming rapidly to the front as a preacher, and is one of Zion's children, so that this church naturally takes a great deal .1 interest in him. HORTICULTURAL SHOW AND EISTEDDFOD. The secretary of the Horticultural Society, Mr. W. S. Withey, Graig View, Burry Port, has asked us to call the attention of our readers to the fact that programmes and schedules of the above are now ready, and can be obtained from him In addition to the champion prize, t-hereoare prizes of .£1 la. Od. each for soprano, tenor, baritone (2), contralto, and pianoforte (2) solos, and also the same for the best oil painting, water colour, crayon, or black and white, as well as prizes for recitations. The adjudicator of music is Mr. D. T. Williams, A.R.C.O., Swan- sea recitations, Rev. Ghynfab Williams, Pembrey chairman, L. P. Coward, Esq., Swansea conductor, A. A. Lewis, Esq., Burry Port. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. The quarterly meeting of this Sunday School was held on Sunday last. the super- intendent, Mr. H. Hawkins, presiding. Afternoon Programme. Duet, Little Mary," Misses Selina Oram and Maggie Williams: portions of Scripture recited by the various classes; Mr. Arthur Gower, A.C., then read a paper on the singing in Sunday Schools, which proved quite a treat; march. "Come forth, come forth," by Mr. P. Jones and party; Mr. P. Eynon read a short paper on the Acts of the Apostles; march, "0 worship the King," Mr. Arthur Gower and party; recitation, Miss Marion Dring. After singing a closing hymn, Mr. David Daviea (senior deacon) closed by prayer. It is to be hoped that some of the suggestions thrown out by Mr. Gower in his paper will be carried out. It would be a Sood thing also if the church choir sought- [r. Gower's advice now and again, as it is well known in musical circles that he is one of the ablest musicians in the district. Evening Meeting. After the opening hymn Mr. H. Hawkins prayed,, and then the following programme was gone through:—Solo, "Flee as a bird," Hiss Selina Oram; portions of Scripture were then recited by the various classes trio, "The Child's Love," Misses Gertie Murphy and Minnie Williams and Mrs. Helen Thomas; address by Mr. John Wilkins; recitation, "Life's Meaning." Miss Bessie Streeter; quartette, God is a spirit," Misses Mexom and Rowe, and Messrs. A. Gower and Tom Rowe; addres? on Sunday Sefrpol work by Mr. H. Hawkins j *'<0 Ijovely Peace." )(j&AAtf Lizzie Mexom and Nellie Rowe. The organist was Mr. Philip Eynon, Mr. D. Davies closed by prayer. The superintendent (Mr. Hajjrkina), Mr. E. Martin (secretary)), atid Mr. Arthur Gower (conductor) deserve tK e gr^tesfc praise for their efforts in providing such excellent programmes, and it is our earnest wish that they will continue on, the same lines, so as to improve the status of the Sunday School in the above place.
-l ull i" LLANGENNECH. FUNERAL OF THE REV. D. A. JONES. The funeral of the late Rev. D. A. Jones, Con- mini iter, UMtfenneea. took place en Friday last. The interment was at Bethesda Chapel Cemetery. From far and near came many to pay the last tribute of respect Amongst thenT were the Revs. R. Thomas, landore; P. Griffiths, Pentre Estyll; W. Davies, Llandilo T. Thomas, JLlansradook; R. Seriol Williams. Pontardawe; J* Parr". LlanlAmlpt; J. Tertiums Phillips. Cardiff; E. Davies. viear of Cwmaman J. Lloyd MQrrar. Pontardulais Watcvn Wvn, Ammanford G. Jones Capel Newydd, Llanelly; — Thomas, Ebenezer. G«r»«»inon; J. Stephens, Brvnteg, Lelighor J. L. Huphefi, Five Road" J, Bevan. Wanna^lwy<?d D Richards, Mydd- fai; R. W. Davies, Hendry; J. Evans, Bryn'; Js. Thomas. Satem, Llapdilo; — Jones, floreb, J. Rogers, Pemhrey: J. H. Rhys, Burry Port; W. C. Jenkins, Kidwdly; — Morris. Salem, Llaneenneeh T. Jnhaa, Capel Acs, Elian Davies, Siloah, D. Lewis, Dock. J. J. Jones, Lloyd-street, W. T. Davies, Soar, M. P. Moses, Eban«zer, and G. Jones, Saron, Llanelly; Rev. — Williams, Bryn Seion, Llangennech Rev. D. Davies, vioar of Llangenneoh Council- lor Martin, Swansea Messrs. J. Joseph, J.P., D. L. Joseph, Morley Je-eph, John Thomas, Plasiesa; T. Thomas. Cwmhwrd*; Merton Evans, Llangeonech Park;- D. Williams, T. Jones, I>. Jaines Davies, I l^nejly; D. Bevan, XJangennech D. John, J. J- Hughes, Llanjren- neeh; ana representatives of the church at Lisa, samlet. In the chapel an impressive service was held. The chair was taken by the Rev. T. Johns, LIanelly. Rev. D. Lewis read the Scripture, and prayer was offered by the Rev. J. Stephens, llryntep. Addresses were given by Revs. J. Bevan, Waunarlydd; J. Llovd Morgan, Pont»r- tfnlais; W. Davis, Llandilo; Griffiths, Pentre Ifefcjll; R. Thomas, Landore; J. Rogers, Pem- brey and E. Davies, Cwmaman. Reference was i madjS to the great work accompli shed by the deWsed. and tribute paid to h«s sterling char- acter. Rev. D. Richards. Mvddfai. oloaed with prayer. At the srraveside Watcyn the Sev. J. Parry, IJansamlet, gave brief addresses, and Rev. W. A. Jenkins, prayed. As the coffin was being lowered into the grave the congregation sang very effectively Bydd myrdd o rhyfedd- «dau.
PONTABDAWK ISOLATION HOSPITAL. This building is approaching completion. 'J&e paaitiott is a. splendid one, and com- saanda a view of the valley. It is sheltered, also, from the eagt^ and is in every way an ideal spot for such an institution. ACCIDENT. ^Mr. <1 B. Clerk to the Guardians Upd Dirtrict Council," tiwl rather a nasty spill ttfl bicycle on Monday morning, while on way to the railway station. Fortunately, he escaped with slight bruises and a torn garment. PAWBH MEETING. The Cilybebill Parish Council held their manual meeting on Tuesday last. Mr. A. W. Samuel was re-elected chairman; Mr, Daniel Thcmaa, vice-chairman; Mr. D. T. Williams. Clerk; and Mr. Frederic Edwards, treasurer. Tke oveweeris for the year are lieBsrs. D. James, Dl. Thomas, and Thos. Bo wen. Tae distribution, of the Herbert Charity iras adjourned for a month. GAS EXPLOSION. On Tuesday morning, while the gas man was searching for a "leak" in the majiM, a slight Explosion occurred, and considerably disturbed the surface of the road for some yards. NO further damage-^as done. It is not advisable to seek for a. "ieakare of gas 1rith a light. (Verb. sap.) CIRCUS. Lord John Sanger's establishment visited, the town on Wednesday, and was patronised by a large number of people.
Mr. Lloyd-George, M.P.. has acceded to the H. fl—naea Welsh Free Church i'uuosi to come to 8* a.—. 'liver an jJdrefis un the Education Bill, and u-a& fixtsi the 25th inst. for the event.
FOUNDER OF GORSEINON'S PROS- PERITY. Mr. William Lewis, of Gorseinon, whose death at the age of 79 was announced on Friday was practically the founder of what lis now a flourishing centre. About 50 years ago, when he established himself in business there, the population was very few. Over 20 years ago he began the construction of the Gorseinon Tinworks, and from that time the development of the place proceeded by leaps and bounds. He gave the site of Holy Trinity Church, built a schoolroom, and took a great interest in all Church work. He encouraged thrift by his support of Friendly Societies, and for several years showed his interest in public affairs by sitting on the Swansea Board of Governors. THE FUNERAL. The funeral of the late Mr. William Lewis, of Melyn IBonach, took place on Monday, and was of a private character. The cortege left the late residence of the deceased at noon, and proceeded to Penllergaer Church burial ground, where the remains were laid to thffr final rest. The Rev. Henry Morgan and the Rev. W. Headley officiated at the church, where the choirs of Holy Trinity Church and St. Catherine's Mission Room, who had as- sembled, sang appropriate hymns, the ser- vice throughout being very impressive. At the graveside the Rev. W. C. Morgan, Vicar, Pontardulais, officiated, and amongst those present were Sir John and Miss Gladys Llew- elyn, Mr. G. H. White, Pontlliw, and many others. There was a large number of wreaths and crosses sent. The carriages contained: First. Dr. T. M. Jones (Loughor), Rev. W. C. Morgan, Vivar, Pontardulais), "Rev. W. Head- ley, Rev. Llewellyn Edwards (Pontardulais); second, Mr. D. C .Jones (Swansea), Mr. Gwyn and hearers, Then followed the funeral carriage, containing the coffin, which was of polished oak, with solid brass mountings. The breastplate was a crown of silver, and bore the following inscription: "William Lewis. Born April 26, 1822. Died April 10, 1902." The bearers consisted of ten of the oldest workmen and heads of departments. The mourning coaches were as follow: First coach, Major D. Lewis (Sunny Bank, Mum- bles, Mr. Thomas Lewis (Bryngwyn Hall), Mr. W. R. Lewis (sons), Dr. Trafford Mitchell (Argyle House) (son-in-law); second coach, Mr. Rees Lewis, Mr. Daniel Lewis (brothers), Mr. J. Roberts. Mr. T.. Ackland (grandson); third coach, Mr. T. Glasbrook, Mr. J. J. Johns, Llwynydomen), Mr. W. G. Johns, Dr. John Davies; fourth coach, Mr. T. Glasbrook (solicitor)., Mr. D. Richards (Swansea), Mr. I. W. F. Richards, J. P., Mr. J. R. Richards (solicitor); fifth coaeh, Mr. J. Harrop Grovesend Steel and Tinplate Works), Mr. Wm. Llewellyn (estate surveyor), Mr. D. H. Picton, Mr. Hardy; private carriages: Mr. D. M. Glasbrook, J.P., Dr. Howell Thomsa, J.P., Mr. Philip Richard (The Hill). Mr. Edw. Daniel (High Sheriff elect), Mr. R. Jenkins (solicitor) and others. Amongst those who sent floral tributes were: Major and Mrs. D. LQwis, Mr. and Mrs. T. Lewis, Mr. W. R. Lewis (grandchildren) (Gorswaddon), Kitty ap4 Gertrude, Glasbrook, Maggie and Gwen- doline Mitchell, Sir John, Lady and Miss Llewelyn, Rev. and Mrs. W. C. Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Gwilym Davies, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Llewellyn, Mary Lucas, and Ethel James, Mr. and Mrs. LI. Evan§, Mr. Wm. Rees, Mrs. Walters, Mr. John Davies (Post Office), Mr. Wm. G. Johns (Llwynydomen). Miss Morris, Holy Trinity Church Sunday School, office staff Gqrsejnon Tinworks, tradespeople of Gorseinon, Bryngwyn Steel Works, the estate WLorkipen. and the Rev. and Mrs. W. Headley. The masical arrangements were in the hands of; Mr. G^rilym Davies and Mr. D. O. Wil- liams. The funeral arrangements were effi- cently carried out by Mr. D. C. Jones, Castle- square, Swansea.
THE BUDGET. MM— CHANCELLOR OF EXCHEQUER'S PROPOSALS. CORN DUTIES PROPOSED. Sir Michael Hioks-Beaoh. the Chancellor of the Ei«hequer. introduced his Budget on Monday night, and the following tables give in snmmary form the factR and fignres the right hon. gentleman disclosed:— IkBt Tear's Balance Sheet. Total expenditure £ 195.522.000 Total revenue 142.998,000 DeSoit. • £ 52.524 000 The deficit as above is inclusive of war charges, and was met out of loan. The £60,000,000 war loan realised £ 56.553.000. leaving therefore, after dednnting tb" .£52,524,000, a balance to the good of £ 4,029,000. Estimates for this Yoar. Estimated expenditure £ 174 609 000 Estimatad revenue on the fciaaia ofenstiugo taxation. 147,785.000 Deficit 926,824,000 Add for expenses of South African Constabulary, grant in aid of the sugar growing oolonies, and interest on new debt. 18.500,000 Total defioit .£45,324,000 New Taxes and What They May Produce. Further suspension of Sinking Fund £ 4 640,000 Additional penny on income-tax 2,000,000 Additional pennv on Bankers' Cheques and Dividend War- rants 500.000 New dutv on Corn and Floor. 2 650.000 By New Loan 32,000.000 Out of Evchequer Balances 3.534,000 £45,324,000 Total Cost of the War. It is interesting to append a table showing the total cost of the war since its commencement, and of the means by which it has been met. Interet on War Debt £ 4.967.000 Army, etc 154,407,000 China 5,660,000 £ 165,034,000 This cost is met as follows Out of Loan £ 119,614,000 Out of Revenue 45,420,000 JE165,034,000
cVenos, aeaWiped Tonic cures indigestion however stubborn, flatu- lence or wind, gastric irritation, induces appetite and natural refreshing sleep. It acts as a "TONIC LAXATIVE." cures chronic constipation, and tones the STOMACH. VENO'S SEAWEED TONIC cures I dixziisess, Pain between the shoulders, bilious headaches, and that tired langujl feeling- It clears the brain, makes you feel brighter because ft arouses your sluggish LIVER. VENO'S SEAWEED TONIC cures weak and inactive kidneys, pam aDd weak- ness in the back, dropsy and gravel, in kidney disease it produces its most brilliant effect; you will feel better at once, it strengthens weak KIDNEYS. VENO'S SEAWEED TONIC purifies and enriches the blood, cures pimples* blotches, and skin eruptions; it should &e taken regularly in the Spnpf? and Autumn- It possesses all the purify10*? ^and healing properties of natural seaweed. The best remedy for diseases of the BLOOD. VENO'S SEAWEED TONIC THE PEOPLE'S STRENGTHENER AND HEALTH GIVER. The highest medicinal actfvitx and the g £ «at- Jest therapeutic valile are contained loveno s Tonie, For* allround pdiency it has fop the cure 6f diseases of'the STOMACH, LIVER, KIDNEYS and BLOOD, depending principally for its great strengthening, heal- I ing and eurative power upon natural seaweed I ing and eurative powerupon natural seaweed I Price lilt & 219; for sale at all chemists and I V medicine vendors. M
LLANDILO CRUELTY CASE. HEARING AT THE CARMARTHEN QUARTER SESSIONS. EXTRAORDINARY ALLEGATIONS. At the Carmarthenshire Quarter Sessions on Friday—before the vice-Chairman (Mr. Athur Lewis, who presided, and a large num- ber of other justices—a large crowd eagerly watched the trial of William Howells, farmer, Craigrodin, and his wife, Jane, against whom various charges had been preferred at the instigation of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The holding on which the alleged offences took place lies at the side of the Black Mountain, on the opposite side of the Cennen Valley to Carregcennen Castle, the girl Hannah Mor- gan being the subject of ill-treatment between the months of July and January last, "con- trary to the Act of 1894 for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children." Mr. Bertram and Mr. Bowen Davies (in- structed by Mr. T. G. Williams, Llandilo), were for the prosecution, and Mr. Denman Benson and Mr. J. Lloyd Morgan. M.P. Oinstructed by Mr. W. Howell, Llanelly). for the defence. M.r Benson's objection to the indictment from which the word "unlawful" had been omitted, was over-ruled by the Chairman. and the defendants surrendered to their bail and pleaded "Not guilty." Mr. Bertram, in opening for the prosecut- ing society, stated that the defendants were indicted for assaulting, neglecting, and ill- treating Hannah Morgan, age fourteen to fif- teen years—that is, under sixteen, according to the statue in question—in a manner likely to cause her unnecessary suffering. The defendants farmed near Llandilo, and the child was motherless, her father, Thomas Morgan, who had since committed suicide, having earned 3s. a day as a labourer. When he took his child to the defendants, Mrs. Howells said she would be a mother to her, and fixsd her wage at about 9s. a month, undertaking to provide her with clothes. The child lived with the defendants for some time without anything particular happening, but she would depose that from the first they treated her unkindly, frequently beating and shaking her, but, although her father called at the farm on three occasions, she could not say anything to him about the punishment. These visits occurred between June and Nov- ember. Not only did the defendants ill-treat the child, but, according to Griff. Williams, a farm servant, they did not seem to have looked after her in the way of providing proper clothing, and eventually her apparel was not fit for any child. When her serious condition was brought to the notice of the police the female promised to see to the girl, and more clothes were about to be bought. Nevertheless, the defendants still went on ill-treating the girl-beating her with their hands and sticks. The child could con- firm this fact. and say that the defendants also got farm servants to beat and knock her about. Evan Davies, a boy aged sixteen, knocked her about by defendants' orders. Marv Jane Richards, another farm servant, would say, also. that she and the male defen- dant beat the child's legs with thorns and ferns. This appeared to have gone on time after time] and to have got particularly bad about the end of last year. Charges of dirty habits were brought against the child. She was accused of fouling the well and parts of the house. According to the story of one of the defendants, she admitted having done it. Whatever the reason might have been, the cruelty of the defendants at this time seemed to have got worse than ever. At the end of January, a plasterer who was working in the house observed that the child was wearing clothes whiich were unfit for anyone. They were, in fact, in tatters. She wore men's boots, her stockings would scarcely hold together, and her legs and arms were bare. He noticed that her eyes were black, that she was weeping, and that she was alto- gether miserable. Owing to his report, a police-inspector visited the farm on the fol- lowing day and took the child to the work- house. where she was examined by a doctor. Grtff. Williams, the farm servant r«»f«»i-red to, who left in November, would speak as to the acts of cruelty which he witnessed, as would also the boy, Evan Evans, who took his place, and was ordered by the farmer to beat this little girl. Just before the police- inspector paid his visit one of the plasterers heard Mrs. Howells say to the child, "When these men are gone you'll catch it," or words to that effect; and it was the tone of voice which made the workmen report the affair. The lad, Evan Davies, was ordered to assault the child a day after this. but he was so sorry for her condition, and he felt that he had done wrong by acting on the orders of his master, that he left the farm and sacili- ficed his wages rather than do what he had been told. When examined by the inspector and faced bv the defendant in his presence, the child admitted having received the ill- treatment described at their hands.. wherej upon the male defendant said, 'Don't tell your lies here. You got this by falling down." To this, she replied, "Oh, master, you know that is not so. You knocked me down and kicked me, and you and the mistress and the farm servants are always doing it." At first she was afraid of making the accusation in the presence of her master and mistress. On being examined at the workhouse the medical man saw the ohfild with two black eyes. bruised blows on her knees, bruises on her left temple, and. all over her body. In one or two places there were festering sores on her legs and knees, and the skin was broken in several parts. All over her legs were marks which might well have been caused by thorns and ferns. She had been bruised and 'beaten all over, and the doctor would say that she had been subiected to i very severe violence to present such a state of things. So illJnsed had she been that he said it was impossible to look at her without feelings of pity. H those things were proved, then the jury would have no difficulty in saying that the defendants were guilty of the charge against them. From what could be gathered there were two forms of defence. It had been said that the child confessed to the dirty habits. ThliR might or might not be true. There were other children about the farm, and they might have been the guilty children. The child was so bullied and wor- ried that she could be made to confess any- thing. If they could prove that she was guilty of such things, then the only right thing was a dismissal or a complaint to her parent. They did not do this, but actually re-engaged her in November, the month when servants gave up one employment for an- other. It was said that she made charges against Mrs. Howell's character, and that of farm servants. The utterance of these charges was denied by the child, but even if she had made them. there was no justification for the treatment to which she had been subjected. It was also put forward that defendants were not guilty of the acts attributed to them, that the marks on her legs were got when walking in the fields, the marks on. her face and body being got when falling about the farmyard. It was said that there was a de- formity about her feet, which made her fall. Those feet could be examined, and medical evidence would be submitted on that point. Although there might be something slightly wrong with them, it would not cause such inconvenience as to gring about the bruises and sores which were discovered all about her body. It was stated that the father of the girl had recently died. but his depositions were put in and proved. Hannah Morgan, a precocious little girl, of fourteen years, who is now staying at Llandilo Workhouse, gave evidence in cup- port of the opening statement. Some of the evidence was of a revotlting nature. The child said she had bc^n compelled to wear her master's boots when her own were worn °bt. She wa3 beaten daily, and slept in the cart-house. Prisoners told her not to tell anyone, or they would! kill her. Mr. Bertram requested the witness Hannah Morgan to show her feet to the jury, owing to the allegation of the defendants that she was liable to frequent falls because of her deformed feet. Shei thereupon removed her boots and walked over the solicitors* table in full Tieir of the jury. Dr. W. B. IJoyd (Ll&ndilo) said he safw Hannah Morgan at the Workhouse on Jan- uary 6th in a most pitiable condition. She had a contused wound across the bridge of her nose, two black eyes, a contused wound' on the hairline of the forehead, and a bruise on the left temple. On tae left and right sides of her body arid on shoulder there wel"1" bruises. On the left leg was a festering' wound near the knee-tcap,, and another of a similar character near the foot. There were wounds on the left arm. Below the knees the skin was distinctly punctured, and this must have been caused by thorns or pins. The legs were the colour of beetroot below the knee owing to the punctures. Cross-examined by Mr. Benson She was well nourished. Re-examined: Her condition was such that she had to be under medical treatment for a month. He did not think the punctures below the knees were due to running through gorse, because he could not imagine anyone who had not local anaesthesia subjecting her- self voluntarily to such injuries. Dr. W. Davies (Llandilo) and several other witnesses were also called for the prosecution. For the defence, Dr. Hopkins, Carregcen- nen, deposed to being called in to examine the girl Morgan, and found that she had a tendency to club-feet. Her condition ren- dered her m6re likely to fall than otherwise. Witness had known the male defendant for years, and had never heard anything against his character. The female defendant was a delicate, quiet woman. Other witnesses were called with the object of showing that the girl had not been ill- treated. The case, which excited great interest in the district, had not concluded when the court rose. A large crowd awaited the appearance of the parties outside the court. The case was concluded on Saturday, when William Howell and his wife were both found guilty. The chairman commented severely upon the conduct of the defendants, who had allowed a partially attired child to get into a most pitiable condition, and sentenced Howell to two months' imprisonment with hard labour, and his wife to one month with hard labour.
THE HIGHLAND KILT. PROPOSED ABOLITION. Great regret has been caused among the Highland regiments serving in South Africa. by the new dress regulations, in which it is apparently intended to supersede the kilt in the fighting kit. This reform is depre- cated from all sides. The Highlanders assert that the kilt, both in this and other cam- paigns, has been the healthiest kit for active service, owing to the great thickness of cloth protecting the abdomen. Medical authorities state the the Highlanders have enjoyed grea- ter immunity from stomachic troubles than the other troops, which is, indeed proved by statistics. Whether the decision of the War Office to abolish the kilt as part of the active service bit of the Highland regiment is based on sound reasons or not (says the "Daily Tele- graph"), there is no doubt whatever that it will provoke intense resentment among the famous corps affected. Some inkling of this may be obtained from Reuter's Pretoria telegram and the military authorities may expect very strong opposition to the decree. It was generally understood that after the experience gained of the visibility of the kilt to the enemy, and its prominence as a target owing to the general darkness of its lines, the kilt would be modified as regards colour for the purposes of warfare, and this was done in South Africa by the provision of khaki covers. There may be some insuper- able objection to a continuance of this course. or to the serving out of a regulation kilt of khaki-coloured cloth: but it must be recol- lected that the London Scottish Volunteers wear a uniform which would require very little change, and that cMefly in the direc- tion of colour, to fit it for active service. The kilt itself is a garb of immense anti- quity. Ancient monuments show us that the troops of the Assyrian monarchs wore a sort of kilt, and so did the Roman legionaries. In Eastern Europe, among the Albanians, Mon- tenegrins, and other Balkan races, the kilt is the universal fashion. In Scotland its use goes back to prehistoric times, and the Greek mountaineers also affect it. Originally the kilt was simply part of the tartan or plaid. which the wearer threw over his shoulders, and which, when the weather was cold, he twisted around his waist and thighs. It was only comparatively recently—a mere matter of a few hundred years or so—that the kilt be- came a separate and detachable garment. Those who are accustomed to it are unani- mous in declaring that for allowing comfort and freedom in the use of the limbs, and for guarding the wearer against the inclement elements, there is no article of personal wear so good as the kilt. Although the bilt itself is an extremely ancient garb, the Highland regiments them- selves cannot claim any very remote anti- quity, for they have been in existence for considerably less than two centuries. The definite association of the Highlanders with the Regular Army oniv began in 1725. In that year ten years after the Jacobite out-, break known as the "Fifteen" (1715)-General Wade was sent to Scotland With orders to send all clansmen who did not surrender their arms to serve the King in a red coat beyond sea, and in the same year four com- panies of Highlanders were raised. These were commanded respectivelv by Captains Lord Lovat, Sir Duncan Campbell, John Campbell, and George Grant, and as they wore their national dress of black, blue, and green tartan, which presented a sombre ap- pearance, they were called the "Black Watch." The four companies were soon in- creased to six of 110 men each, and in Novemn ber. 1739, orders were issued for the raising of four additional units, and for the forma- tion of a Highland regiment 780 strong. This was commanded by Colonel the Earl of Craw- ford, and, says the Hon. L. W. Fortescue's "History of the Army," to which we are indebted for naiy of the foregoing and fol- lowing facts: "Finally^ a few weeks later a s rgeant and private were brought down to London, the first kilted soldiers ever Keen in the capital, and were duly exhibited to the King, presumably with satisfaction to his sartorial mind." The regiment in ques- tions was originally called the 43rd of the line, and is now the 42nd (Royal Highlanders), famous the world' over under the sobriquet bestowed on the companies of 1725 viz., the Black Watch. The title of Royal Highlandera was conferred on it in 1861 Its 2nd Battalion is the old 73rd Foot. The oth r Highland kilted regiments, with the dates of their formation, are as follows: Seaforths (Ross^hire Buffs) (72nd and 78th Regiments), 1777. Gordon (75th and 92nd Regiments), 1787. Queen's Own Camerons (79th Regiment), 1793. Princess Louise's Argyll and Sutherlands (91st and 93rd Regim nts), 1794. The Camerons had originally only one line battalion (the 79th Reglment) and a Militia battalion, but-the latter, raised in 1804 and reduced in 1815, never saw any foreign 1tT- vice. A couple of y arB ago a. second liae battalion was added. The Highland Light Infantry, the two bat- talions of which were formerly known as the 71st and 74th Highland Regiments of Fo#t, | and were raised in 1777 and 1787 originally, is not a kilted regiment its and ttfn wearing the tartan trews or trousers. Ori- ginally, however, the 2nd Battalion had tlie full national uniform, but it proceeded im- mediately to India, and the kilt was diecardtd. there.
MAZAWATTEE COCOA. ¡ We desire to draw the attention of ofr readers to the fact that a dainty cup of ¡J" licious Mazawattee cocoa may be obtained free, gratis and for nothing at Taylor and Co.'s well-known establishment in Oxfori- street, at any time (during business hours) between Monday, April 14th and featurdaf, April 19th.—See Advt. I
R^BAVTYOA A COUCHFLZ I <NUCQ J or TAKEN GOLD? I COU> 1 ^jJiiSED PROMPTLY IMMAH'S BALFSFF] WELL RELIEVE MTOPS 1 AND CURE. F«TIRES 1 I COLD J Invaluable la Nursery. ICCUCKJ
DEATH OF DR. DE WITT TALMAGE. A VISIT TO SWANSEA. A New York telegram of Saturday says: — Dr. De Witt Talmage, the wen-known Pres- byterian preacher,, has died at Washington. He was 70 years of age. Dr. Talmage was born at Bound Brook. New York, and educated in New York and at the Theological Seminary, New Bruns- wick. In 1856 he was ordalined, and from 1869 to 1894 he was pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church, Brooklyn. Many devo- tional works and volumes of sermons have issued from his pen. He was a preacher of much distinction, and repeatedly visited England, where his congregations were air- ways large. During the civil war he was chaplain of the Pennsylvanian Regiment, and after the war was over he continued his connection with the Army. The building in which he was in the habit of preaching was known as the Brooklyn Tabernacle, and would accommodate nearly 4.000 persons, but it was destroyed by fire in 1872. two years after construction. After a further two years an- other tabernacle had been erected, but this was burnt out in 1890. Dr. Talmage's ser- mons were jpublished simultaneously in nearly 600 periodicals. One thinks of him as the American Spur- geon,. and the parallel becomes more real when we remember the enormous congrega- tions he reaches every week. By voice and TIPn Dr. Talmasre addressed from Sunday to Sunday, it is estimated, an audience of thirtv million peonle. More than three thousand papers printed his sermons every week, and they have appeared weekly for thirty years. Dr. Talmage was probably nearer our own Dr. Parker than Soursreon. He was never tired of pulpit sensations, and of phrases which the newsnaners carried through Amer- ica. He interviewed the Czar in his palace. and brought away an excellent impression of the young ruler of All the Russias, whom he found "all animation, nerfectly natural. and without any assumption of manner," with "kindness and cheer dominant in his make-un." The Czar, saiid Dr. Talmage, is personallv at peace with all the worM—n state of bliss which Dr. Talmage himself did not often realise. He was alwavs at war— if not with the devil., then with Maior Pond. or Tammany, or the politicians, or the anon- ymous corresnondent. Onening a tetter ad- dressed to him in the pulnit. he found a slin of paper with the one word "Fool" upon it. and reading it out to his congregation, he said: "I have known many an instance of a man forgetting to sicrn his name and forget- ting to write the letter." London has seen many strange sights, but some of the stran- pest siphts are never seen at all. One would have given much to see Dr. Talmage sitting on the stens of Westminster Abbey at two o'clock in the morning trving to bargain with Maior Pond as to his salary for preaching. He was due at Nottingham that night, but for hours he walked round and round the Abbey, speaking of the strain his tour was nutting on him. It was the tour of 1879. and the agreement with which the doctor left America was for a hundred lectures for ten thousand dollars, and all exnenses paid for Dr. Talmage and his wife and daughter. But the doctor was overwhelmed by his reception, and appears to have turned the enthusiasm of his admirers to good account. "Wasn't that the most tremendous, overwhelming recention that a minister ever had?" he said to Maior Pond, as thev walked round the sauare, and be added: "This excitement is sroing to use me all up. I can never stand it. How much am I to get out of it?" So they sat until past midnight, and until Big Ben struck two. At the breakfast table next morning the preacher handed the maior a slin of naper on which was written:—"Pay me 200 dollars and mv expenses, not those of my family, and I will go on for one hundred lectures. Put this note in your pocket." The maior put the note ^.n his pocket, and Nottingham heard Dr. Talmage that night. Then followed Birmingham, and after the lecture there Maior Pond received a wire: "Stop everything. To-night surpasses all." Maior Pond did not stou everything. and Dr. Talmage appeared at Manchester the next night. Then he said to Maior Pond: "You have got to pay me 350 dollars a lecture or I go home from here. I cannot stand this succession of ovations!" Somehow matters came right, but how little the people who cheered Dr. Talmage on his way through England imagined that their cheers were costing Maior Pond ten thousand dollars- A couple of years ago Dr. Talmage preached to large congregations at the Swansea Grand Theatre, when he was accompanied by Mrs. Talmage. •
The proof of the Starch is the result of the ironing. Colman's Starch is a Starch that makes good ironing. See that BulPs Head Cotman's.^«| are on Nameand the Box. 'p COlMANS STARCH Regd.
LORD WOLSELEY AS A COLONIAL LEADER. The Colonial troops are, it is said, to be led in the Coronation procession by Lord Wolseley. and there is a distinct appropriateness in this idea. It may not, perhaps, be recalled by many that Lord Wolseley's association with Canada might conceivably have been yet more intimate. The late Sir John MacDonald, the famous Canadian Premier who so completely smashed the idea of the absorption of Canada into the United States, used to tell a story of a laughing sure-eation made to him by Lady, then Mrs. Garnet, Wolseley one evening as he was taking her into dinner, that he should do something for her clever younit husband. Sir John took the suggestion seriously, and afterwards declared that, » political eventualities had not prevented him, be won Id have made Wolseley a Canadian Cabinet Minister. For better? for worse? one may be inclined to ask reflectively, for the bare contm- geucy opens up a strange vista of possibilities which illustrate the present announeement of Lord Woiseley'g place in the Coronation pro- cession.—" Navy and Army."
NEED BE NO APPREHENSION. There is probably no need for any appre- hension. as to the state of your health, if you ha,ve Gwilym., Evans' Quinine Bitters within. easy reach. It puts vigour into all the vital powers, gives tone to the stomach, stimulates the functions of the liver, braces the nerves, enables the patient to throw off all despon- dency and promotes hopeful exertion. Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters is a seven-fold bless- ing of Beneficient Nature, compounded with scientific exactness for helping the vital powers of brain, nerves, and muscles, clean- sing the fpunt of life-for Blood is the Life —and preserving the strength to stand the common attacks o Rheumatism. Gout, Lam. bago, Sciatica, Neuralgia, and Disordera of the stomach. Beware of imitations. See the name "Gwilym Efa-us" on labeL stamp, and bottle. Sold everywhere in bottles. 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d. each, or will be sent. carriage free, on receipt of stamps, by the Sole Proprietors: The Quinine Bitters Manufacturing Com- pany, Limited, Llanelly, South Wales. j
H.M.S. Mars, which arrived at Queens- town on Tuesday morning, reports the burst- ing of one of her giing, killing two lieuten- ants and nine men and wounding several others. The accident occurred off Berehaven at 3.55 p.m. on Monday during practice with a 12-in. barbette gun.
Qticura REMEDIES THE SET 6s. Consisting of CUTICURA SOAP (Is.), to cleanse the skin, CUTI- CURA OINTMENT (2s. 6d.), to heal the skin, and CUTICURA RESOL- VENT (2s. 6d.), to cool the blood, Is often sufficient to cure the most torturing, disfiguring skin, scalp, and blood humours, rashes, itch- ings, and irritations, with loss of hair, when all else fails. All Chemirt*, or postpaid bv F. NKWBEF.T £ Stairs, London, E C. POTTBR IV1; OnKPgSol.ftopa.BOTTA. n. 3. A. y tiuui^ar, powiree.
TALKS ABOUT A TRIP. [By the REV. PETER HUGHES-GRIFFITHS.] II. +! Now, to go into particulars, we are to pass from summer to winter in three days, or less. Personally, such fast living does not appeal to me, and I was not over-careful to take the swiftest train. Life has now become a fever, and everyone looks and runs, and talks with abbreviation and impatient ges- ture that marks the fever at the crisis. Oh for the day; when the world was young! Methuselah took his time, and the record of his well-night thousand years stands in sacred history to prove that modern life is a Uni4 versal rush to suicide. In those days of happy leisure, the boy could plant an acorn, and when his courage took him to the altar. to be sacrificed to a woman, the oak would come for furniture; he could again, after the disillusionment of married life, plant for his coffin. But times have changed, and we pine for what is not. Getting to High-street Station one crisp, cold day last winter, I found the modern monster waiting with a manifest im- patience, his convincing presence filling the station with vapour that was not incense, and smell that was not perfume, and sound that was not music. I littered the corner of a compartment with rugs, newspapers, time-tables and—myself. We were promised London before seven..—an outrage on Nature. Has the eye, for in- stance, been made to pass objects at this rate? Is not the adjustment demanded "too" rapid ? Let wise men pause and think. Some one has said, with much point, that we do not travel now. we only start and arrive, and I, in my hatred of these Flying Dutchmen (a sentiment which the British Army will understand), confess to a hanker- ling after the grand old coaching days. If it had been possible on that day to enter Wells' perfected time-machine, and transmit oneself to another age, I would have done it. Who knows but we are on the verge of another era, when one may travel, not only in any country, but also in any age? I do not wish tj buoy up old maids with false hopes, but science seems to hover to-day between mys- tery and mysticism, and the bounds of the possible are not yet discovered. In the grand old coaching days the journey to London was a romance. How glorious it was to stvrt from a village, with a blast from the horn. that set the air a-rippling for a mile, to jog along, till the passengers had to descend, to get the wheel out of a rut, or to get pnrs^N out of pockets, because someone from the hillside had taken in his head to make a collection, then to start again lighter, for life was spared and some money, sewn in the lining of the waistcoat, or in the shape of notes in the calf of the stocking, to stop at a quaint village inn, where one was wel- comed in the doorway by the buxom country lass, who never sent her pa to inquire one's intentions, for a little flirting, to quaff the fine old English ale, before brewers had dis- covered the value of tobacco, and redlead, and salt, and other thirst creating ingredients in its manufacture, to sit at a table laden with home products,—bacon that had walked on real English legs, and eggs, not half hatched in the hot hold of some foul trader, but eaten to the music of the hens that laid them, cackling at the door,-to think of this, and then to realise that you were being dragged along by the modern prodigy., indifferent to everythin, at a rate that one must not think of—for that way madness lies, is to descend from the sublime to the ridiculous. The best thing in such journeys is ot to attempt to catch the landscape, but to confine one's attentions to one's neighbours and make them a study. This requires a good deal of training, but it well repays the patient mind. My compartment on this occasion was rather crowded, an old lady in the corner opposite me. two gentlemen along side, and several portmanteaux that pre- cipitated themselves inside just as the train was starting, with a man attached to them. Having arranged these things, placing a huge I one on the rack over the seat,this man walked out into the corridor, leaving the danger to others. After a few upward glances which assured me, I threw the rug over my head and soon dozed away. It is a habit of mine to take a few minutes sleep after the mid-day meal, one escapes so much drowsiness and trouble while indigestion does its work. Now a very strange thing happened, and I relate my experiences in this case, owing to their evid- ent scientific value. Let phychologist in the possession of these data beetiir themselves, Behold, in my sleep I dreamed a dream; all that was. has not remained to me, but the chief features are still indelibly on my mind. I was no longer in the modest haunts of my youthful days, for Fate had borne me far away. On some distant strand I found myself, alone in a realm of utter gloom. The time of the last dissolution seemed to have arrived, for the earth trembled like a living thing. My soul was filled with fear, and I lifted up my eyes in a prayer of despair, only to see a huge overhanging ledge of rock quivering visibly in its outline against the sky. Oh horrors! Another moment, and I saw tbe ledge come off and fall. I jumped up in terror; the train was dashing along but. at my fept, was—the portmanteau—fallen from the rack above. I found this wayward bag had chosen "en route" to graze the nose of one of the gentle- men, to hit the toe of the old lady, and my knee was certainly aching. Circumstantial evidence pointed to the bag. We all agreed that such a heavy thing must have contained samples of lead and copper ore, and that it was a crime to place an object so dangerous above vulnerable humanity. The owner was smoking his Havana in the corridor, and when he came in again and raw his bag he looked around with an injured air, but I explained and made it clear who were the injured party. I added, too, that "pro bono publico" a bag containing samples of lead and copper ore should be placed in the van, or at least under the seat. The man smiled. The old lady made it clear that she had discovered the unpardon- able sin. When the man went on to explain that the bag contained only a few shirts and collars, she wore on her countenance such dis- gust and sourness that it must have "turned" the milk, as thejrain sped by, at every farm for miles around. Soon the train drew up at Paddington, and the rush for various exit> and the cabs made it clear that it was just the time for dinner in London hotels, for man is ever man. and there remains in England no force like that of a prandial vision. If wives paid heed to this simple fact, how they could modify their husband's antics, and by a few mysterious j courses calm tl>em down. There is a way | with all; with husbands it i* this, for they with all; with husbands it i" this, for they are willing an-imals, and never complain of j overloading. Dinner ove r, I bent my way to- wards the London Bridge of the London, Brighton and South Cor.st and Western of France Railways, with divers thoughts on j London, for. though one travels far and wide, London still remains. The world in which we live, like the human body, ha.s but a single heart, and that is London. There have been other cities, and ^ome remain; the very names of which are sacred—Jerusalem, Athens, Rome and Paris, frczn which reli- gions and revolutions and systems have jronei forth, but Locdon 1.0 iueii' the goodness of the past ana the greatness of the present. To know London at all, is to feel, while moving in its boundless congeries, an inrush of a certain eloquence that refuses to be soluble in ink, and baffles the cunning of every magic pen. But we must not remaiin to meditate, or we cease to be of-a-piece with the age in which we live, and I have commenced my aritcle with certain words about the speed of life. In London Bridge Station, I went to the booking office, fumbling in my hand ten glittering coins of gold, for I had studied the time table and knew the ticket I wanted. It was. however., with a grudge that I thought of giving over so much money for mere tran- sit. The clerk, however, took the grudge away, and nearly took my breath as well, for he handed me. not the usual dirty, oblong. badly-pointed bit of cardboard, but a port- folio of little books, printed in many lan- guages, and with pages perforated. Here. at last. was something for one's money, and yet there was a mystery about it all. For long I could not divine the upon me like an apocalypse. All along the route came stiff officials who helped themselves, w<ith oracular air, to these books, appropriating to themselves piece after piece, and page after page, so that the tidy bundle in my pocket, when I left London.. is now scattered over thousands of miles. Now for the meaning: If. after a man had left England, the police found that he w as "wanted," they would, at once, commence a paper-chase, and every time a detective found one of these bits.. he would j wire home that he had discovered a "clue." I may be wrong, there are exceptions to every rule. But it was all clear as day to me, and. though some have argued against this view. my fort remains impregnable. How the wonder grew upon me as I thought of civilisation in its various ramifications! Now we are readv to go abroad. Just can- eel a single night with sleen. and in the morning we are off. Civilisation travels from east to west, and perhaps already we bpve felt a slisrht reversion of tendency, but it is well to show a love for the sacred Dilths along which the tragic procession of life has moved. (Tn be contin n\
RHODES TOMB. WITHIN A CHARMED CIRCLE. Mr. Herbert Baker. who carried out Ko manv of Mr. Rhodes' architectural and artis- tic deisms, writes: "As there appears to be but little knowledge of the nature of the site of Mr. Rhodes' rock-tomb, a short de- scription may heln the public- to realise it. The famous indaba with the Mata- bele chiefs was held at the eaze of the Matoppo Mountains. 'The World's View' is about ten miles in the recesses of them. Thp mountains consists of an endless sea of hills, some quite precioi- tous. some rocky, and some smooth. pointless cones of solid rock. Between are forests and hiph waving grass, which in Winter takes hues of crimson and gold, such as are rarelv seen in South Africa. On the top of one of the lareest waves of this ocean of granite konies is a circle or some six or seven giant monoliths, stained with PTeen and orange lichen: a Dru'idical circle it wouM be called in Eneland. and seems nlaN>t1 there bv the hand of Nature for the bnrial-place of great men. The monument commemorating the Matabele War and the conquest of the countrv will be built inst outside this natural monol'thic portico, rising ont of the prefiTti- tous rock. down which solid stepa will be hewn, ns at the ArroDoMs of Athens. Within the charmed circle Mr. Rhodes' simple tomb will be."
|'LET'S TALK 1 I OF GRAVES' The •« Enterprise Parcel. Shakr^ra" Contents 6 Table Knives, € Table Forks. € Dessert Knives, 6 Dessert Forks, 6 Dessert Spoons, 6 Tea Spoons. 1 Pair Sugar Tongs. 2 Table Spoons, 1 Moist Sugar Spoon, fi Egg Spoons, 2 Mustard Spoons* Salt Spoons. 1 Silver Mounted Bread Knife. J. G. Graves is th€ only Manufacturer who 9upplies the fiubitc direct, and the •whole of the Goods are Salt Spoons. I Silver Mounted Bread Knife. J. G. Graves is the only Manufacturer who 9upplies the public direct, and the •whole of the Goods are "fact.r-rd in F. fJWff Fødorj1.. SA,IXWW. ArtiCit For balr The Cheapest and Best Cutlery Parcel ever offered to the British Public. HOW TO PAY. Send 3s. with order and complete parchate In six more monthly payments at Sa. and one of 4s. or HANDSOME BONUS PRESENT for full cash payment. If you are not satisfied, return the Parcel, and your deposit will be refunded in full. If you are not satisfied, return the Parcel, and your deposit will be refunded in full. Send Post Card for No. I ILLUSTRATED PRICE LIST of Watches. Jewellery, etc. Post Free. GOOD AGENTS wanted in erery town and Tillage. Good Commission. Write for terms. J. G. GRAVES, 343 I
———————s IIINfl OYCLEzS THEJP US -L LADIES/GENTLE** it?) a- *HEEL». ( ,,rriage Paid to all pm* A FM, CASHOK 32 MOSXTTF y |JR*9 «5». 17/6 F POST Writ" at once for KFW SIA^OV'P LIST, over 100 pagat, FTTTA over fiOO illustrations of JUNO Cycles amd latest CycUllt at prices than *nv other housf. Sent ftost Itwi* METROPOLITAN MACHINISTS' Co., Ltd. (Drnt-Cj 75. Bisbopsgate Street Without, London. E.C., AKIJ PICEADRIXY CIECCS, LONDON, W.
—— — THE STATUS OF THE BRITISH ENGINEER. MR. CARULLA'S VIEWS. Mr. T. J. R. Carulla, a former manager of the Landore Steel Works, is the Chairman of the Derby Society of Engineers. At its last meeting of the session held recently, a Mr. F. Eveleigh read a very instructive paper on "The Status of a Continental Engineer, as compared with our Own." In the discus- sion that followed, Mr. Carnulla said it seemed to him that the great outcry for tech- nical education was in some measure a mis- taken one. What we wanted was a better and more thorough primary education, so that everyone, included those intended for the engineering profession, should be better prepared to take up their special lines of study. There certainly was much in the paper that was suggestive of improvement, but it seemed to him there must be some good in the English system when the railways and other engineering works of the world were due to Englishmen. He did not refer to the invention, but to the actual construc- tion. Brazil and the Argentine, two great countries with which he was personally 2.c- quainted, owed the-ir railways and gas works to William Bragg, an Englishman. France itself owed its first railway-, to an Englishman (Mackenzie) and. indeed, one cannot lay bis finger anywhere on a map of the world with- out placing it on a. spot where the work of some English engineer cannot be found. The speaker then proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Eveleigh for .5 most interesting paper, 1 which was heartily accorded.
I UNION LINER ON THE ROCKS. STRANDED OFF THE ISLE OF WIGHT. The Union Castle liner Kinf&uns C&etle, from Table Bay for Southampton with muils and 37 passengers, went ashore early on Sa.t- urday morning between Freshwater Bay and I St. Catherine's, Isle of Wight. Four power- ful tugs were immediately ,;ent to the vessel, but all efforts to tow her off were at first I unsuccessful. The passengers and mails were taken off by tugs, and were landed at South- ampton well within contract time. The liBer was got off the rocks early on Sunday znora,- ing, and reached Southampton at 5.30. j far as could be ascertained, sht had d I no admage. The only ^xp]&.natio:n oi mishap ascertainable was that owing to dcii^e fog which enveloped the ^Vight j early on Saturday morning the liffht- i;.f -Vjg island were completely obscured. T' | j was proceeding dead slow when sL- ijook the ground, but she >truck on a c)fcy>y and at no time were apprehension^ felt 'or her safety. Lord Londcsborongh, a passenger from Madeira, said the alarm Wae 80 slight that those on board did not ev^n trouble to get up from bed. GenNa: CompbeJl. who returning from South Africa, said a. fcC-Japine of the vessel's bottom on the ro.k-' = per- ccptible, but no shock was ft-It before the ermines were revered,.
THE ROYAL JUBILEE METAL EXCHANGE (INCORPORATED). SWANSEA, Tuesday, April 15,1902. PIG IRoN.-There has been a steady advaoofe in pig iron during the week, shewing an advanot of Is. 6d. per ton since our last report. The shipments are heavy with decreasing stocks, while the demand appears to be increasing. FINISHED IRON AND STBEL.-The prioM quoted are being fully maintained, and then seems to be more orders coming in. TINPLATEE.-The shipments are less than the receipts from the works with a slight increase in stocks. There islno giving way on the part of the makers regarding prices of plates, and thQ are insisting upon full quotations. This is doM in view of the higher price of raw materials, tin shewing a further steady advance. This, together with the prospects of peace, seems to be the cause of considerable activity in business OIl 'Change generally. PIG IRON.—Glasgow warrants. 54s 9d, 54a 1Did. MIDDLESBORO'.—No. 3. 48s 6d, 48s 9d, other numbers in proportion. HtMATiTt.—Warranta. 60s 6d for mixed numbers, f.o.b., Cumberland according to brand. WELSH HEMATITE.— WELSH BARS.— £ 6 2s 6d to £6 5s. Angles, .to.,M usual extras, f.o.t at works. SHUT IEON.— £ 8 2s 6d to £8 108 oa. f.o.t. at works. STEEL RAILS.—Heavy sections, jES5eOdto AS 7s 6d; light do., E6 7s 6d to E7 7a 6d, f.o.t.; sleepera, angles, channels, Ac., according to section and specification. STEEL SHEETS.— £ 8 2s 6d to £8 7s 6d, with the asual extras for the higher gauges. BESSEMER STEEL.—Tinplate bars, £5 2a 6d. SIEMENS TINPLATE BARB.-Beet, a 5s. All delivered in the district, nett cash. TINPLATES.—Makers' quotations for Bessemer steel coke. 14R Od to 14s 3d; Siemens (coke finish) 148 3d to 14s 63 ternes. per double box, as hy 20C.,26s0d,278 0d, to 28s 6d best charooaL 15s 6d to Ice 6d, according to finish Or brand; wasters, 6d to Is per box Ion tUa primes. Odd sizes, usual extras. All delirend in Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea; cash, less 3 and 1 per cent. Big sheets for galvanisinf. 6x3 x 30 gauge, per ton, f.o.t., JE11 Os to JB11 2a 6d.; Finished Blackplate, JEll 5s Od to JE11 7s 6d. The Swansea Harbour Trustees have furnished the following official return of tinplates received from the works, shipped, and in stock :— Week ending Last week. Corresponding April 12,1902. week last year. Boxes. Boxes. Boxes. Received 60.934 39 727 39.806 Shipped 46.740 45.554 64,776 In stock 11L013 96,819 98.189 COPPER.—Chili bars, £53 2a 6d to £ 53 5s Od. BLOCK TIN.— £ 1265158 Od to £ 12415E Od. SPELTER.— £ 17 15P 0d. LEAD,English, £11158 Od; ^Danish, 1:11 118 id. per telegram received on 'Change ANTHRACITE COAL.—Finest hand-picked malt- inir. 208 0d to 218 Od second quality band-picked malting. 168 Od to 17111 Od; best larew. acoordlnr to quality and selection. 1410 6d to 15a Od; red vein or similar lare-e. 128 Od to 12a 6d rubblf culm, per ton, 5[1 6d to 58 9d. All delivered f.o.b. Swansea, cash 30 days, less 2, per cent. ST<AHCoAi.s.—Larce. 13a 6d to 14s 6d; second quality do.. 12^ Od to 1.31:1 Od bunkers, nooordin* to quality, 98 6d to ICe 6d: small, 7a 3d to 7. 9cl per ton, delivered f.o.b. Swansea, cash 30 days* less 21 per cent. BITUMINOUS COALS.—Large (No. 3 Bhonddal 158 Od to 15111 6if thro' ooals. 12- Od to 13* Od small. 10s Od to 108 6d; Large (No. 2 Rbondda). 128 to 1211 3d; delivered f.o.b. Swansea, cash 30 days, less 2$ner cent. COKE.—Be«t foundry, 20s to 21s Od; furnaee, ,4fI 6d to 158 6d per ton, f.o.b. Swansea, cash 30 davs. less 2* per cent. PATENT FUEL.—13s 6d to 14s Od. IRON ORES.—Tafna (per Naylor, Benson and Co.), 15s Od. Bubio, 14s Od per ton, ex-ship; cash. 30 days. PITWOOD.—19s 6d to 208 Od per ton Into tnickt, nett. cash 30 days.
THE LATE DR. RICHARD HUGHES. A well-knows homeopath has passed away in the person of Dr. Richard Hughe*, formerly of Brighton. Dr. Hughes died suddenly at Dublin, the result of svneope following a chill, in the sirty-sirth year of his age. His best known work was bis Pharmacodynamics," a work on materia medica. which hae been a kind of text. book in the School of Hahnemann for some thirty-five years, having run through many editions and been translated into nearlv all the European languages. It is said that this work has inspired much that is new in the materia medica of certain popular allopathic authors. Dr. Hughes was president of the International Homeopathic Congress of 1881. which assembled in London. He was at one time Lecturer on Materia Medica at the London School of Homeopathy; was former president of the British Homeopathic Society, and at the time of his death was editor of the journal of this society.
and Winter ROSE S LIME JL ICE Cordial stands unrivalled as a delicious wholesome and refreshing beverage. In cold weather, mixed with hot water, it sup. phea a delightful drink for all occasions, prevent* mg chills and purifying the blood. M tt CURE. UKE UGHTNINQ Elas LIGHTNING M COUCH CURE SELLS LIKE LIGHTNING COUCH CURE NN AN EMINENT SPECIALIST FORMULATED IT. A RELIABLE FIRM MANUFACTURES IT. MEDICAL MEN ENDORSE IT. AND THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE OWE THE If una TO IT. Esteemed everywhere for its rare virtue and speedy a61 ion. composed of ingredient* never before used in Great Britain Far superior to ordinary coueh mixtures, orany of tbe emulsions for Coughs Bronchitis, Astbna,influenza, and Whooping Cough. BRONCHITIS andasthma VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH (HIRE. It permanently cures by removing the cause; dears- the bronchial tabes, stops tb* coagh, gives pci feet ease in breathing, and strengthens the lungs. The proprie:crs will gladly refer anyone to cured patients, in Man* Chester, Leeds, Bradford, Hull, Cardiff, Wolverhampton, Wrexham, Boltoi^ Sheffield, Newcastle. Shields, and other places, who had been given up by dockers* N'COUCHS STOPPED IN ONE NICHT. A BOY CURED. Mrs. Hague, Kasbclife-crer.cent, Loe'ecco^ Eear Huddersfield. writes, April 71! 1900- — "Dear Sir,—My boy aged 12 years 'ufiered fromhoarsenessaad Bronchitis for weeks. We all thought he would never be corpd ot I speak piain again. We could net understand him at all. After taking four or tve doses of Veno's Lightning Cough Cure he was able to I speak piain. I have never se^n »» I aA so q .iickly. I have had four botdes altO" CHILDREN* geiher, und iie is q:iue'cured." INFLUENZA SUBDUED IN HOURS- In no Mnple instance has Coufth Cure (ailed to f" 'dthrcuebout hours Durircr the epidemic which » North America ««■ ^-ed To ^eSbeTmit^ also an *„eeilert:^dy for SrcS'ds Bronchia Asthma, and Wht opmg ^or to tb.-many cctnccn, ,0 often sold- VENO'S LIGMTKIKC COUGH CURE dn6 neeyoceci* Price I/JJ and 2/9 of all Cheaii- arwi Medicioa Venders. IA W*RHtKCi—Tbfe c many ccTnmcn,chf?r-irixtort» 1- I'ooa toe ?.<' that » warning is «*" iu-r. ,poahaving VEJfO*St