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NEATH. Many of the families whose bread winners were employed at the Eaglebus'h Colliery, Neath, which has been stopped for several v, eeks. are getting into sore straits. There is every likelihood that shortly the underground pumps and rails will be brought to the sur- face. The Rev J. L. Jones, Glyncatrwg, who died OIL Friday night, was for more than twenty years Baptist minister at Bethel. The funeral ill take place on Wednesday, the cortege having Glyncorrwg in the morning, en route for Glyn-Nesth, via CVrnmer and Port Talbot. John Murphy and William Marfield. Aber- avon, labouiers, were summoned at Neath on Friday, at the iisttilce of John Javtes, game- keeper in the employ of Dr. Pegge, Briton Ferry, for trespassing in pursuit of game. jIr. Trevor Hunter prosecuted.—Defendants were each fined £1 and costs Neath vestry met on Friday, Mr. Hopkin Morgan presiding.—Mr. James Glass moved tnat the meeting be adjourned until Tuesday evening, to enable working men to attend.— ..VIr. David Davids seconded.-—Rev. Edward Morgan moved an amendment that a represen- tation be made to the overseers that the meet- ings be held at a convenient time in the even- inir.—Mr. A. F. Lowry said this appeared to him to be the (,nly course open to the vestry. -Six supported the amendment, and seven the motion, which was declared carried. During Sunday night the Angel Hotel, Pont Neath Vaugha 11. was broken into, an entry being effected through the parlour window", and the following articles were I missing this (Monday) morning:—Is. 6d. in bronze, 1 table centre (white drawn work with yellow silk lining). 1 table napkin, 1 bottle of whiskey, 1 bottle of peppermint, 2 small bottles of Sketch's ginger ale, a roast fowl, and a piece of roast pork. The police are on the trail of a suspicious-looking individual who called at the hotel on Sunday evening, but was refused a drink At Neath County Court 0-1 Thursday an action was brought by Wm Ambrose, a far- mer. of Brynhenlltvys. agani-t James Jenkins and John Lewis, of Ysta<!vteua, to recover damages for loss of sheep alleged! to have been worried by dogs belonging to the defendants. Evidence was called to show that ten of the plaintiff's sheep were worried to death in January last, and a witness swore that the dogs belonged to the defendants. The de- fendants and othtr witnesses stated that the two dogs were in the houses of their respective "wners at the time. A verdict was given for the defendants. The last of the series of lectures organized by the Neath 'Constitutional Club took place on Thursday evening, when Mr. G. H. Wat- son (head-master, Alderman Davies' Schools, Neath) read a paper on "Thackeray." Mr. Watson was evidently in love with his sub- ject, for he dealt tenderly with the character- istics of the great early Victorian writer. The essay was in every respect excellent, and was received with close attention and great ap- plause. Mr. J. Herbert Moore presided over a large attendance of ladies and gentlemen. During the evening. Mr. J. A. McLaren, of Swansea, gave one of his popular musical At Neath Countv Court, on Thursday, Jos. Teague, of the Cimla. sued Wm. Smith, of Cymmer, scavenger, for JE4, the alleged price on the sale of a. grey mare by plaintiff to de- fendant, who said ne was not liable, that the animal would not work. and that he wrote to the defendant telling him to fetch her back or he would be charged for her keep but he did not do so, a,nd the mare diied. Plaintiff, in reply to his Honour, said he had swopped the mare for a cow, and defendant said he had purchased the mare in the pound. His Honour: For £ 4?—Defendant: No. for 5s. His Honour: That was the pound-keeper's fee.—Eventually the case was adjourned so that the defendant might call a witness from Swansea who was present when the bargain WaB made. In the Glamorgan Assize cause list appeared the case of Willey v. Jones. This was an ac- U' tion brought by Frederick William Willey (trading as the Excelsior Piano Company at Manninghamrf-lanie, Bradford) against John Jones, of the Market Vaults, Neath, for the sum of JB60, alleged to be due for the price of an automatic piano sold by the plaintiff to the defendant. The defendant denied that he had ordered the piano, and. that his signa- ture to an "order form" was obtained by the plaintiff's representative by misrepresentation. At the eve of the Assizes, after the whole of the pleadings had been delivered, and counsel retained, and the action set down for trial, the plaintiff, through his solicitors (Messrs. Trewavas and Massey, Bradford), served on the defendant's solicitor (Mr. A. Jestyn Jeffreys, Neath) notice that he discontinued the proceedings, and judgment was given on the defendant's behalf with costs.
Neath Guardians A Big Error. Neath Guardians met on Tuesday, under the presidency of Mr. Hopkin Jones.—The Chairman, in dealing with the calls for the half-year, explained that a clerical error had been committed. The calls for the half-year were higher than those of the previous half- year. That was due t» the educational re- quirements of the County Council, or some- thing of that sort. However, the Guardians got their precept, and they had to obey.—Mr, %V. H. E't-ldan said that he thought when they had an official, who vouched for the accuracy of matters of this kind, that he should first of all satisfy himself that the figures were cor- rect. He could not in this case have taken much trouble, or he certainly would have de- tected an error of JE18,000 in the valuation. Mr. William Howell: It seems to me that it's a clerical error.—The calls were then adopted. -The Chairman: I wish it to be distinctly understood that the mistake was not made in the clerk's office. It was made in the clerk to the assessment committee's office.
Neath Pigeon Theft. Jenkin Davies (18), labourer. Henry-street, was charged at Neath Police Court, on Mon- day, with stealing six pigeons, value 6s., the property of Thomas Gwyn, 42. Henry-street, y on the 13th inst. The owner of the birds de posed to missing them. Two. however, re- turned home to the coop later in the day.— Samuel Williams, ostler, Angel Inn Neath, said prisoner came to him on Thursday, March 12th. and offered for sale two pigeons for Is. Prisoner cam,' down to 9d., and wit- ness bought them. He offered to bring some more 011 the morrow at the same price, and witness said, "Alright." He bought three the next night ,and witness purchased them at 4 £ d. each, and two next night. On the last occasion witness paid him for three, but he never bought the third. However, witness marked the birds, which he kept safely up to Friday last. Then he found on going to the bottom of the yard that the pen containing the pigeons had been broken into, and the birds and another put with them were stolen. ne ot the pigeons produced in court bore r C fW lch !>e had Placed on ^e birds uichased from the prisoner.— P. C. Thomas ,|° ca^ing at the prosecutor's house, g lg the marked bird produced, and brine- "l?,r to-Vle PoljC(: station, where Samuel W dliams identified it as his property. He afterwards arrested prhoner, who admitted having stolen fcve. Prisoner lived next door to Gwyn—Prisoner was sentenced to 21 days with hard labour. J Roberts was bound over under the Frst Offenders' Act to come (!p for judgment when called upin, and ordered to pay all costs.
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Heard Under the Town Clock. The Briton Ferry Conned either intended to ignore the instructions of the Local Govern- ment Board in reference to the d-i,te of elec- tion, or they undei stood their business when they decidied to have the election on Satur- day, April 4th, instead of Monday, April 6t,l', as per rnstructions. It does rather reflect ad- versely upon men who are supposed to know and understand that in matters of this kind they are but a subordinate body. subject to the guidance of the superior body, and that the powers they hold in reference to the dates I ■of elections, etc., are far from plenary. This blunder has co--t the ratepayers some- ) thing. In the first place posters were issued that the election would take place on the 4th of April. It afterwards came to the know- ledge of those in authority that the election could not take place on that date: Then we find another po-ster giving amended notice .f the date. Had the Council understood tie. ir business tins second notice would have been unnecessary. But fiLS expense is very little -it only mean> a. few shillings, say those who are responsible. I will at once agree that this is so; b-tt if blunders can be committed upon so definite a proposal as the instructions of the Local 00- vernment B; aid. which are known to even the man in the; street that they cannot be changed, and are like- the laws of the Medes and Per- sians. are not trose same men liable to com- mit far greater blunders upon questions that are not so apparent, that are not so clearly s a stated, which may cost the ratepayers a few hundreds, or possibly a fewthousan ds of pounds'/ Up to the present there is but little interest shown in the forthcoming election. Xhe last day for withdrawal-1* has now passed, and six candadates will new go^ to the poll for seats. The election wilt evidently be a most interesting one. There are four workingmen in the field, two under the auspices of the Trades and Labour ^Council, and two "pad- dling their own canoes. Such a state of affairs will evidently weaken Ore Labour vote materially. However, it will test thiy strength and utility ot' the Trades and Labour Couno-il. and will further teach them a lessor that they cannot expect to be successful unless they treat men in an honourable and just manner. And as such it Sitate of affairs has now been created. I trust it will not cause [t, rupture in the Laibour ranks, but that it -will be the means of raising their standard in the future when selecting candidates. It is too early in the day yet to giye a fore. CEist of the result of the poll. It is not un. possible that the four old members wilJ be Ht;u"ced, notwithstanding that instead of Mr. Hewlett, who 12 months ago, was one of the selected candidates of the Trades Lab- our Council, this year they have selected Air. J. Branch. He will have the solid vote of the Council, yot the manner in which he has been treated by the Council, has creat.,d much sympathy in the town on his behalf, and I have not* t he. slightest doubt tliait that syu.patiiy will go it far way in securin" his return. "Should tl'.i* prove to be the cas. I have 110 hesitation in predicting that one of the selected, candidates of the Council will be out iiti' the cold." Mr. W. Phillips, the otlur new candidate, has been a, member for many years of the Council, during which time he wais chairman of the Burial Board. He was not one of the most consistent, members, and on some occa- sions lie seemed rather nefok upou cert.(ill questions. He will not have, I hardly think, so much support from the working mei'ii. His actions on the Council did not. me2,t with tll"ir approval. However, we may have some ex- citement now that he is in the field. Havin/> had an opportunity knowing and undei^ .standing the inner work olf the Council, he may put his finger upon the spot and makj that which is now dark to the mani in the street, appear clear. It must be obvious to the most thoughtful( fatepayeir that much of the doings of the Council .WK} f|lfrl ^avs jn w hich they act are enshrouded J'n mystery "-ERRYITE"
Briton Ferrv Assize Case. 13efore M. Justice Bruce, at the Glamorgan Assizes, at Cardni,.on Monday, Mr. Sankey, appearing for pla-intiifrnenfioned an action for damages ior personal injuries on belvilf nf William Samuel Beva" Against the Baglan Engineering Co., 1>Ta, -"Uton Ferrv. Plaintiff was irltjit'employ of "defendant company as an apprentice m the fitting ship, and on November 1/ .ast he was working on a shaping machine, wnen, owing, it was al- leged, to the room being Hisufficie„t]y lighted, he stepped into a hole m the ground and in endeavouring to s<»ye himself he put lys rio-ht hand into the HIS index and middle fingers at the second joint and the top of the next finger were severed. It was stated that the parties had agreed to terms, defendant company, which was represented by -1 • fliers Meager, under- taking to pay Pl,a1^ f85 damage- and costs. Judgment accordingly. ==- .=
LLANDOVERY NEWS. The demise of Mrs. Griffiths, the wife of Mr. Wm. Griffiths, of Cefnryddan Farm, near this town, occurred in a most painfully sudden manner early on Monday morning. Deceased was highly respected in the locality, and the greatest sympathy is felt for the sorrowing husband and children in their sad affliction. On Saturday next. the Town eleven play Carmarthen away, and as the latter team have only been defeated once on thei rown ground a close and exciting game is anticipated. It is to be hoped that a strong team will be mustered, otherwise the precious record held by the Llandoverians stands in peril of being smudged. As will be gleaned' from our advertisement columns, the committee are determined that the programme for Whit-Monday shall be as attractive as possible. The "bill of fare" will include, brass band contest (test piece and march past), timbering competitions (in two classes), male voice competitions (also in two classes), and a carnival. The latter proved very successful last year, and the committee have, we think, made a. wise move in includ- ing the item in this year's programme. We also congratulate the committee on the choice of test pieces. They are of the right sort, and taking into consideration the excellent prizes offer, must draw a large number of wed known male voice parties and bands together. Surely such admirable "catering" richly de- serves the staunchest support of the public in general. EISTEDDFOD AT CWMDW'R. A most successful eisteddfod was held at Cwmdwr on Thursday evening last, the event being presided over ably by Mr. T. Roberts, mayor of the borough. The other officials were:—Adjudicators—Music, Mr. J. Morgan, Trecastle; prose, literature, and re- citations, Rev. J. Harries, Cynghordy; prize bags, Mrs. Robeits (Mayoress), and Mrs. Roberts, Pentretygwyn. The duties of con- ductor were well carried out by the Rev. E. Maelor Roberts, Pentertygwvn. Ap- pended are the prize winners:—Alto solo, children under 13, "Clorach," 7 competed children under 13, "Clorach," 7 competed 1, Miss Agnes John, Glangwydderig Factory 2, divided between Miss Mary Gwen Price and Miss Hannah Jones, Cwrndwr. Recita- tion for children, "Emyn 914, 3 competed First prize divided between Miss M. L. Pry- therch, Garvady, and Miss L. A. Williams, Cwmdvvr. Soprano solo, "Deryn Pur," 5 ] competed: Miss Nellie Williams. Vergwm, Cwmdwr. Tenor solo, "Llythyr fy Mam," 8 competed: 1st prize divided between Mr. D. Jones, Cwmdwr, and Mr. Sid Davies, Moth- vey; 3rd, Mr. W. R. Lewis, Cynghordy. Best laclle Mr. E. Davies. Goyallt. Cwmdwr. Best four verses to "Bedd gwag yr Iesu," divided between Mr. M. Saunders Slorgan, Llandov- ery; and Mr. Richard Davies, Cilvcwm. Re- citation for adults. "Y Bont ar Dan" Divided between Miss M. J. Rees, Mothvey, and Mas- ter M. R. Morgan. Tircyd. 'Open solo, 'Aberystwyth." 31 competed Mr. D. Davids, Mothvey. Essay on the Apostle Paul: 1st I divided between Mr. Ben Jones, postman, Halfway, and Mr. T. W7.Morgan, Llwyn. worwood; 2nd, Mr. J. James, Gellyrhydd. Duett. tenor and bass, "Yddau Forwr," Messrs. Tom George and Tom Davies, Cwm- wysg. Rendering by mixed choir, "Bydd canu yn ynefoedd," 2 choirs competed, name by Pentretvgwyn, and Cwmdwr. After a, keen competition, the prize was awarded to Pentretvgwyn. Male voice competition, "Myfanwy." two parties entered, Minstrels and Mothvey. Prize awarded to the latter partjy. Unpunctuated reading: Mr. W. Rees Prytherch, Garvady. Best prize bag Divided between Miss Hazelby, Lland'overy, and Miss Hannah Ann Williams. Vergwm. The customary vote of thanks concluded a most enjoyable evening. COMPETITIVE AWARDS CRITICISED. "Musician" writes:—As a person who has had a great deal to do with the eisteddfodau, I should like just a short space in your valu- able paper to draw the attention of your numerous readers to the unfair adjudication delivered at Salem competitive meeting on the champion solo. I followed the competi- tion keenly, and my remarks—were I an ad- judicator—would be as follows:— No. 1 (Miss Stephens).—Good voice, capital singing all through, correct time. tune, and wording, but light and shade characters did not have special attention. No. 2 (Miss Thomas).—Good voice, good rendering all through, sang with good ex- pression and style, music, wording and ex. pression having good attention throughout. No. 3 (Mr. J. Jenkins).—Good voice, fair singing throughout, expression not having careful attention; also lost in time in two places. No. 4 (Mr. D. J. Davies).—Good voice, but top notes rather thick, and shading out of tune. Sang^very fair all through, with good training would make a splendid soloist. No. 5 (Mr. J. B. Williams).—Good voice, but light, lost in steadiness, and was not careful in the wording, such as "Cross." Lacked also in expression. No. 6 (Mr. D. Jones).—Voice not good. Ca- dences broken all through, not keeping time with piano. Expression bad. No. 7 (Mr. D. Nicholas).—Good voice, but very light, fairly correct singing; expression fair. No. 8 (Mr. W. Jones).—Best voice in the whole competition. Sang all through in good style, and was very careful in music and wording. Expression excellent, singing in capital tune all through." The prize was divided between Nos. 2 and 5 by the adjudicator, but in my opinion. which is shared by scores of others present at the meeting, the prize should have been awarded between Nos. 2 and 8, with No. 1 making a good third. If the committees wish to encourage musical competitions, they should see that adjudicators are not only com- petent but none residents of the town. other- wise competitive meetings must suffer. PRESENTATION TO MR. A. HOARE. A meeting was held at the King's Head Hotel on Friday evening last for the purpose of making a presentation to Mr. A. Hoare. Inland Revenue officer, and a member of the town hockey and tennis club, on the occasion of his leaving the town for Monmouth. and in recognition of his valuable services to the club. There was a large and representative attendance. The presentation consisted of a field glass and silver cigarette case, the ex- pense being defrayed from subscriptions by members of the club. These gifts were sup- plied by Mr. S. H. Price, jeweller, Trafalgar House. On the proposition of Mr. H. V. Watkins. Mr. D. Edgar Williams, the genial captain of the hockey team. was voted to the cliair. The Chairman remarked that Mr. Hoare, during his stay of 3 years in the town, had taken a keen interest in matters apper- taining to athleticism, and especially in lawn tennis and hockey. He had proved himself a very efficient player in both games. He had acted as secretary for the tennis and vice- captain in hockey. 'He (the speaker) valued his services very much. He had been of great assistance to him, and now on his de- parture. he considered Mr. Hoare was well entitled to some recognition. (Hear. hear.) The presentation was then gracefully per- formed by Miss Mabel Watkins, Tycerrig. Miss Watkins, in doing so, said the club all felt grateful to Mr. Hoare for his services. She felt sorry that Mr. Hoare was leaving the town and trusted that he would be very happy in his new sphere. She felt sure that there' had been no one more ready to further the interest of the club, both In hockey and tennis than Mr. Hoare. (Cheers.) Mr. Hy. V. Watkins said that he could only endorse what had been said by the chairman. Mr. Hoare had performed a big amount of work as secretary for the tennis, and as vice-cap- tain of the hockey. A great deal of the suc- cess in hockey this year was due to Mr. Hoare. He (the speaker)must say that Mr. Hoare had done more for the club than a.ny previous vice-captain. (Hear, hear.) He had heard there was a hockey club at Mon- mouth. and if that was the case, then he felt assured that Mr. Hoare would soon be picked up as centre half. Llandovery had two more stiff matches to play, against the Swansea Celtic and Carmarthen, and he hoped Mr. Hoare would journey down from Monmouth to assist the old club. (Hear, hear.) They could not afford to lose a, single man from the team, and it was a difficult task to pick up new players of the right type. He per- sonally felt the loss -Mr. Rhys W. Price (solicitor) remarked that Air. Hoare s services deserved recognition. Ihey had not a wlnt been too much praised and he wished him God-speed.—Miss Willcox wished Mr. Hoare every happiness and prosperity in the future. Miss Lafferty remarked that she felt like everyone else, that Mr. Hoare's assistance would be sadly missed. She hoped that next year lie would be amongst the international team. (Cheers.) M:ss Prytherch endorsed these sentiments. Mr. J. Major said he was most pleased to support the movement. Llan- dovery seemed to be a kind of nurse to large towns, as several of the residents shone in teams representing the busy towns. What would' be their loss, would certainly be Mon- mouth s gain (Hear, hear.) Mr. Wyndham Price ("Scribbler") supported what had been expressed with reference to Mr. Hoare's prowess on the hockey field.—Ex-Sergt, G. Williams said that lie had known a great deal of Mr Hoare during the past three years. He had worked with him and always pulled well together. He had never known him to unduly press a cas.e (Hear, hear.) He found SIr. Hoare, in every respect, quite a gentleman, and that expression meant a good deal. (Cheers.)—Mr. S. H. Price re- marked that Mr. Hoare thoroughly under- stood the half-back game, and his play was therefore always brilliant. He was sorry to lose him before the end of the season. (Hear. hear.) Mr. E. Price Griffith could only join in the chorus of commendation for Mr. Hoare and the general regret expressed at his de- parture. He iioped Mr. Hoare wouJd be prosperous and happier, if po-sible, in his new place.-—Mr. A. Hoare, who received a warm reception, in acknowledging the gifts, said that he thanked them all for the presentation. It was embarrasing to find reporters present as he had not prepared a speech. (Laughter.) He thanked them all for kindnesses extended to him whilst at Llandovery. He had got on very well with the residents, and everyone seemed ready to help him in his duties. As to hockey. he felt they would soon find some one to take his place. ("Impossible.") It was hard for a poor Saxon to express himselt properly amongst such fluent Celts. (Laugh- ter)—and consequently he could not say more but again tender his sincere thanks and f hoped to see them all soon again. (Cheers.) I —A hearty vote of thanks to Mr. Williams for presiding and a similar vote to the ladies for attending brought the meeting to a con- clusion. The rest of the evening was whiied away most pleasantly in the rendering or songs by several members of the club. The singing of "Auld Lang Syne" was eartily sung, and the company then dispersed. Dur- ing the proceedings, congratultions were tendered to Dr. Rosser, Violet Cottage, one of the vice-presidents of the club, on the birth of a son and heir. HOCKEY: LLANDOVERY TOWN V. LLANDOVERY COLLEGE. The return fixture between these elevens was played on the town ground on Thursday afternoon last before a fair crowd of spec- tators. On the first occasion, the Collegians were severely defeated to the tune of 11 goals to 2. Since then the Collegians ha.ve had a great deal of practice, and improved consid- erably in their play. It \Os anticipated therefore that the present t-essle would be more, evenly contested. Both sides were strongly represented. Mr. W. Rees, solici- tor, refereed in a capable manner. The elevens lined out as follows:— TOWN.—Goal, S H. Price; full backs, D. Edgar Williams (capt.), and Edgar Evans; hali-baeks. Dan Jenkins, A. Hoare, and J. James; forwards. Da.n Jonas, E. Carne Wil- liams. Harry Watkins. A. Ingram, and Gil- bert Jones. COLLEGE.—Goal, Huhes; full backs, Morgan and J. B. Reid; halves, E. H. Evans, L. C. Powis, and Hugh Morris; forwards, W. Pugli, G. P. Owen. D. J. Lidbury (capt.), Morgan and' C. Mostyn Davies. From the "bully off." the town with a rush got inside the College circle, but Hughes relieved the pressure with a kick into touch. The town, however, soon returned, and a warm onslaught resulted in Harrv Watkins scoring the first goal. On the restart, Dan Jones was conspicuous with a line dribble, taking the ball inside the circle. Pretty in- terpassing between him and Harry Watkins terminated in Dan Jones notching the second goal. The Collegians, on the restart, as- sumed the aggressive, and capital play by Powis and Mostyn Davies resulted in Lid- bury securing in a favourable position and scoring. The town again invaded' the school territory, and for an infringement by the College custodian were awarded a penalty corner. Harry Watkins secured, and with a terrific shot sent the leather between the uprights. Again the Town pressed, capital passing amongst the quartette of forwards taking play inside the College circle. Here Harry Watkins over-ran the ball, but Dan Jones, following up smartly, secured, and shot an easy goal. An amusing incident then occurred. On the restart, the College for- wards dribbled finely, and just as they got near the circle, a dog fight took place on the touch line. Several of the town players had not eyes for aught by this, and were fairly caught napping, Lidbury scoring a goal ap- parently without opposition. Half-time wa.s then called with the town leading by 4 goals ttc 2. On the resumption, the wind and gra- dient were in favour of the town, and a huge score was expected. The Collegians, through fine play by Powis, got to their opponents' 25, but Edgar Williams, with a terrific hit, re- pelled the invaders, and the game once more was waged in neutral territory. Harry Wat- kins at tirs juncture fed his wings in tine style; Gilbert Jones, securing, dr.bbled along for some yards, ultimately centreing to Jlarry Watkins, who, transferring smartly to Carne Williams, enabled the latter to shoot the fifth goal. On the restart, the Town were again attacking. Harry Watkins. with a hard shot passed to Dan Jones, who dribbled in irresistible style beating all opponents, and scored the sixth goal. From this to the concluding stages ol the tussle the Collegians were kept strictly on the defensive. They offered a sound defence, which could not be penetrated, the town thus winning by four goals. Final score: Llandovery Town 6 goals. Llandovery College. 2 goals. COMMENTS ON THE GAME. The game was of a fast and interesting nature. The Collegians showed a- decided improvement in their form, and made the town go all the way to secure a victory. Bet- ter combination, however, told at the end. The play during the initial half was more even than the score indicates, but in the final half they were fairly outclassed. Ap- parently hockey is getting the popular ^ame at Llandovery. Turning to the players fcr the town, S. H. Price was always reliable in goal. He cleared neatly on several occasions. D. Edgar Williams and Edgar Evans gave a finished display as full backs. Williams was the better, and at present plays in "tip-top form." Evans was handicapped through an injury he received ten minutes from the start through colliding with Mostyn Davies. He pluckily played until the end, and showed superb defence. The halves were not quite up to their best form. On the whole, how- ever, they kept the forwards well fed. Jen- kins was possibly the better, followed closely by Hoare. James went through a lot of de- fensive work creditably, and proves in each match of late that he is a valuable acquisi- tion to the team. The forwards gave one of their best exhibitions. Harry Watkins in the centre played a tine game and fed his wings unselfishly. The right wings, how- ever, were not so effective as usual. Gilbert Jones was a bit slow in centreing and did not shine to such advantage as in the former game. Ingram again was noticed on a few occasions to be out of position. This apt- ness to roam should be at once remedied. The left wing was by far the stronger. Dan Jones' characteristic dribbles were features of his display. Carne Williams, as usual, showed very consistent form, his play being throughout absolutely faultless and brilliant. The Collegians have a very weak custodian in Hughes, who seems to lack steadiness. The full backs (Morgan and Reed') went through a lot of defensive work in creditable style, but have no hitting powers. The halves played a good game, Powis being pro- bably the best half on the field. Of the for- wards, Lidbury, and Mostyn Davies were the pick. Pugh also gave a. fair display, his weakness for "sticks" having now disap- peared. The Town have now won 12 matches drawn 2. lost none, and scored 61 goals as against 13 by their various opponents, an excellent record, of which the Llandoverians are justly proud. "SCRIBBLER."
Was Chapman Jack the Ripper The police are forming some strange theories as to the antecedent history of the condemned criminal Chapman. These theories are not unconnected with the Wrhitechapel atrocities. which were attributed to "Jack the Ripper." T;> police have found that at the time of the perpetration of the first two murders Klosowski was, undoubtedly, occupying a lodging in George-yard, Whitechapel-road. where the first murder was committed. More- over, he always carried a black bag, and wore a "P. and 0." cap. The man who was "wanted" in connection with the Whitechapel murders always wore a "P. and 0." cap. and carried a black bag, according to the tale of some of the women who escaped him bv the merest chance. The London detectives have found that he went to New Jersey City soon after the Whitechapel atrocities ceased, and that he opened a barber s shop there. It will be remembered that soon after the murders ceased in London crimes of a similar character began to be perpetrated in America.
A DAILY OCCURRENCE—New cures re- sulting from the use of Dr. Williams' pink pills for pale people are daily coming to light in all parts of the country. Particulars of a Cardiff case are published in this issue. Dr. Williams' pink pills have cured paralysis, lo- comotor ataxy, rheumatism, and sciatica aLa all diseases arising from impoverishment of the blood, scrofula, rickets, chronic erysipe- las, consumption of the bowels and lungs, an- aemia, pale and sallow complexion, general and muscular weakness, loss of appetite, pal- pitations, pains in the back, nervous headache and neuralgia, early decay, all forms of female weakness and hysteria. These pills are a tonic, not a purgative. They are genuine only with the full name—Dr. Williams' pink pills for pale people—and are sold by chemists. and by Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, 46. Holborn-viaducit, London, E.G., at 2s. 9d. a box, or six boxes for 13s. 9d.
COMBINE EFFECTED. Anthracite Syndicate's Efforts Successful. Seventy Properties Absorbed. Th.e m.t intimation tib t a project was .m. sZb W f0hdat* the a, thraÙLe mterest.<; of Vuth W ales was met wf';h a eeitam amount uSUi mingied with some hope thn nossihibr w°u'c* h-' madie to extract ail Shrtcite tfV1 1 ,a eomh'K. for the an- witi- i* SPC Vvhol<J' has> in comparison lvit"- its resources, beeit treated with a not :» ca Sk S! fm0af °f lb* coal-fie id ed one th-i n 8! Wor^ng is a mor« exfcend- ;is it doe* h P^P 6' lina=rl11' stretching ten oonfint*. f o6 \euth- Vai% to the we ° luts admittedlv » m^nJfflShlre' As a fueI 'f ttedJy a great future before it mrl it hUe aSrJT? S?me astute ™Pitali<ts ties of brinmna £ +\'S *11 eno,rrnoux possibili- r,, 'olrLo the whole properties under one management. There have b £ n many ur l fai'teeITUTh,lfl0at "«*• or and i„0fviw 5r°X evinced =n +1 great Merest ,tlle negotiations, jt. ]s e ,0 ™ke ° Utah t.Uc.K- cement on the matt. the' -aiiC,ltaiu tlie actcal p< si tie 11 of the negotiation, it press representative on -.10actay waited upon and had the pavi ece ?,.VR»YR«TEV PI—»T. X I' M; Ge<>1>7 K whose ram, lu,s ap- p aud frequently 111 conusct-on with th- imb- ibed details of the ixvlimmarias. Tee ™ ceiv dlethi0tel aud Mr. Keppel re- and 16 Wlth exceUant coitrtesv, u"riv Win t0,be more rfci- hm 1 e^ion?et' "f 'e Su^e-:ted, some erroneous itl tl.'r h;Ki h^n, suited abroad regard- o prospects of the combine. Our renor- prUsionsSted t''at Jt would rel»oye such 1111- 'Tt s nf t uere some tangible idea of the pro- i neo(-!f tatio.'i.s to be published, and ,;T j I'P'i leadilv consented. man 'r Wn lier0>" 110 said> "as chair- Bra udie L ,'n at6' my manager, M> \tv ri J company with Mr. Oleeve" T-( at different intervals," Mr E^et added, practically the whole of the piojjfietois oif the anthracite coalfield WT< have put our case before them, and have found that all the proprietors—without anv exceptwlî- are m favour of this scheme, and think it. in fact, a very good thing for the good ^of the anthracite trade. I came down here said Mr. Keppel," as a preliminary, to see them all. I have done so. and have been back to see my board, and have repoited, and toK them what we have done." "And the rtsult?" "We have now gone to allotment, and I have returned to go ahead. WTe a.,e going to a.p point our engineems at once; in a very few- d:.ys at the' latest. Our options are coming in very satisfactorily-in fact, I feel vev mucti encouraged, and those concerned are very .satisfied with the way in which the combine is going. • j o!,ie number of anthracite properties included?" suggested the reporter. f ii j ePPe^ ar,d Mr. Cleeves consulted some docum?nts, after which the reply was "There are sixty or seventy properties." "A very big company is being formed for the purpose of taking over the whole of these,' said Mr. Keppei. "And the capital?" "That cannot be stated now." was the re- ply 'but you may say that the business of the syndicate is going most satisfactorily."
A SEMI-TEETOTAL ACT. WOEKINGr OF THE LICENSING MEASURE IN CARDIFF. Slowly, but surely, the new Licensing Act is tightening its grip upon the country. It is too soon yet to bring in a verdict on the efficacy of the Act as a whole, but those in Cardiff who have had an opportunity of watching the working of several of its more ■ important clauses are unanimously of opinion ttat the Act is calculated to riomote temper- ance in the country. It iN a semi-teetotal Act. lou cannot abolish dnmk:nll<Cf's bv Act of Parliament. Therefore, any measure which tends to restrict intempeiance should receive the support of the teetotal party. But there is a scourge worse than drink, about which Mrs. Emma Shave, of 2, West Church-street, Cardiff, who was cured of anaemia by Dr. Wil- liams' pink pills for pah; per-ple, lias some- thing to say. Interviewed by a "Weekly Mail" representa- tive, Mrs. Shave said: — "For three years I was troubled! with ansenrua, which became so bad that I placed myself in the hands of three doctors. They were very k;nd and attentive to me, but I at last got so weak that it was impossible to work. I quite lost my appetite, and I suf- feied terribly from shortness of breath. I could scarcely move a limb, and when com- pelled to go upstairs the exertion would: oroughly exhaust me. The least strain would' start pains in the region of my heart. A condition was truly pitiable, and when one of the doctors informed me tha.t my complaint was likely to develop to Bright's disea-se of the kidneys I gave up all hopes of ever getting better. W;,s at this stage," continued Mrs. fehave, that Dr. Williams' pink piils were 01 ought to my notice, and I at onoe decided to- bllY a box. Their curative qualities are won- derful. I felt better very soon after first tak- ing the pills. My appetite rapidly improved, and the pains near tlie heart disappeared, and I now feel better than I ever did: before my illness. Dr. Williams' pink pills, I may men- tion. are not purgative 011 the contrary, they are strengthening." "Recently I had a nasty attack of asthma, which, however, disappeared after I had taken a few doses of them."
TRAGEDY OF THE PACIFIC. Ghastly Tale of Massacre Revealed At Liverpool Police Court on Tuesday, be- fore the stipendiary magistrate, further evi- dence was given in the case of the three men, Otto Monson, Gustav Ran, and Willem Smith, charged with the murders on the high seas, in December last, of the captain, first and: second mates, and four seamen of the British- barque Veronica. Flohr, who had turned King's evidence, waa< ftnther examined. After the cfciet officer was.- thrown overboard, said witness, he was directed by Rau to kill Jo- lumsen, who was at the wheel. The two witnesses afterwards saw Rau and Smith with revolvers, and heard two shots, following which the seoond mate rushed aem?s the saloon. Witness, on Kau's instruc- tions, struck Johansen on the head w it.h a belaying pin Rau and Smith next attacked: the captain, who was near the whael, but who managed to crawl into his cabin. Mon- son told witness that he had killed PaiT30H with an iron belaying pin and thrown the body, overboard. Paddy appealed to Rau for si- drink of water, and was struck on the head by Ran and killed. CAPTAIN'S PITIFUL APPEAL. Witness spoke to a Iconversation whi -h Ran had with the captain, who appealed to him to spare his life for the sake of his wife aT.d chil- dren, and said ne would run :he shipto any port. After the second mite was shot Rau ordered witness to shoot the captain. He fired thr2e times, but niissed. Rau himself shot the captain. Witness described how Johansen and Bravo met their deaths. '7 c <j* n°t repeat the tale which prisoners, made up by Rau'a instruction*. Smith shot Johansen and witness was forced to shoot at ravo. He fired thrice, missing each time, and ia\o jumped overboard. On the homeward voyage at Lisbon the Vieronaca's captains gotd watch was thrown overboard, and also L' it belt containing gold. The prisoners were further remanded to Thursday next.
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SWANSEA DISTRICT. Speaking at a dinner given by the Philan- thropic Institution (Merthyr Lmtj) at tae West End Hotel. G-ors.mon, on Saturday, Mai or Lewis. J.P.. la* A™ weTe rfideav- outk_' t;. introduce new industries to the dis- trict. On Wednesday evening the Rev. J. Tertius Phillips- Cardiff. lectured at Carmel Con- gregational Chapel. Gwauncaegurwen, on the New Licensing Act." The Rev. E. Thomas, B.A.. curate, presided. On Saturday evening, in connection with the weekly course of S ituiday evening lec- tures at the Swiuusea Library-, all interesting lecture was given by Rev. W Headley. M.A. ol Gcrscinon. on "Popular tumults in the 19t!. Century." There was a large attend- ance. The i-ratifyin news has -just come to hand that -Nle ssrs.*Tii-e South Wales Primrose Col- lierv Co. struck the coal Oil Monday, at a depth of 90 vards at their new pic called "Tar- rene" Colliery. Ynysygeinou.- rhe find stands at 3 feet 7 inches thick, Red Yeill, in the anthracite coalfield. On Sua da v and Monday evening special service were" held in connection with the Con- £ UtWi.l cause at Glais. The oftcia.ling 11 musters were the Rev. M. Navies late ot Gorseinon, Trebanos, and ia'bc" „. pontardawc, and the Rev. — Rees, The Kev. Da vies gave an e sermon. Collections were made to cliapel funds. On Sunday. ft Contrrecationa' churches 01 y»* V ungiegauuiki. Gwauncaegurwcn. ezer, Brynamman, ana held a singing rehearsal at HoweP1L; U"df Vie •rSS* The irfi Evans, Dowlais, will be tne conductor. At Glamorgan Assizes, on Tuesday, before Mr Justice Bruce. Mr. Abel Thomas. K.C.. p acting for plaintiff. Oliver Jones. Cwm- c twrch. Swansea Valley, who claimed from D. T- James. Ystradgynlais. £ 1.200 commission on the sale of Pantymawr Colliery, Ystrad- gynlais. said that the parties had come to terms, defendant agreeing to pay plaintiff £ 425, including costs, before the end of the Assizes. Mr. B. Francis Williams, for the other side, agreed.—Judgment accordingly. The Garnant Cricket Club Committee are l" be congratulated upon their successful venture with regard to fostering cricket in tLe Amman Valley. Their continual efforts ind untiring energy have at last been re- warded. The pitch has been relaid at a considerable outlay, and the expense has been entirely borne by members of the club. The present pitch is acknowledged by several leading sportsmen as one of the finest they have seen. A grand competitive concert was held on Saturday evening at the Public Hall, Bryn- amman." Mr. T. D. Jones. Cawdor Colliery, presided. The adjudicators were: Music, Mr M. 0. Jones. Treherbert; recitations. Rev. W. Williams ("X antlais."). Ammanford. The male champion solo was won by Mr. "I le Aneurin Edward's. Treorkv. Miss Maggie Morris, Tonvrefail, won the female champion solo; and Miss May-Jones, Cardiff, won the "(), -W; an4c second class solo. In the recitation, Mr. Parry Thomas. Llanelly was awarded the prize. The competitors were numerous, and "acluded some very prominent artistes irom South Wales. A large and influential meeting was held at the Rechabites' Hall, Po,iiardawe. on Monday evening, in support of .lie Neath. Pontardawe, and Brynamman Railway. Councillor Wm. Jones. Ynv*cTv-«-*A'-w, presided. A letter from Mr. Hubert Lloyd was read, expressing re- gret a.t not being able to be present, but he wished the movement every success.—Mr. L. xL Lewis. Ynys-y-gelynen, made o happy speech, pointing out th advantages Pontar- dawe would gam by supporting the Neath, Pontardawe. and Brynamman RaUway.—Mr. Arthur Hopkin. solicitor, Pontardawe, fol- lowed in the same strain. Several other gen- tlemen spoke, and it was unanimously de- cided to draw UP petitions and make A house to house canvass for signatures, which will in due corns, be presented to the proper autho- rities. A -successful competitive meet- ing took place at Siloam Chapel, Killav, on Saturday. Mr. Thomas Perkins presided. The adjudicators were Mr. I. Petters (Sketty) and Mr. J. Roach (Dunvant). List of awards: —Solo children under 10), boys Master Evan Davies; girls, Miss E. Jone<. Recitation, (for children), boys, prize divided between Master Thomas Jones and Master David Dav- ie s girls, Mi»< Annie Austin. Ba*» solo, Mr. H Jones; sor^ano solo. Miss S. Morris (Kil- lav; alto (under 14), boys Master W. Davies, girls Miss Cissy John; tenor, Mr. Thomas Roderick; love letter, 1st Miss Gladys James 2nd, Mr. A. Bevan soprano, Miss H. Mor- ris recitation (adults), Welsh, Mr. D. Jones*; English, Miss May Howells. Pincushion, 1st Mis* S. A. Burgess, 2nd Missi Mabel John, 3rd. Miss Morgans, Abertillery. Party of Vht in number, Mr. D. Davies and frkmds.
G.W.R's Line: Brynamman Meeting-. a nf n, oi> rtv owners amd others wi S'1 UnnS ■Shoo'.™ Bvynamman to consider the Great Western Railway Bih now before Parliament. Ihe ? sea president. He pointed out that the Great Western scheme possessed advantages ov-r rival schemes as the Company would be able to carry the coal of that district difect to tne dock. Other schemes were objectionable, as the traffic would have to run over more than one railway. Mr. H N. Miers added that It would be to the public interest to promote the Great Western scheme. The Neath a-nd Pon- tardawe scheme had been before, the public for years, but nothing had come of it. The Great Western Bill provided for mineral and passen- ger' traffic. Mr. R. L. Sails, Swadisea, also spoke strongly in support of the Great West- ern scheme. He had had long experience of the requirements for colliery developments. It was obvious that coal could be got quicker to dock over one railway system than over the railways of several companies. Mr. A T Williams (Neath) said the Great Western scheme would not only benefit Swansea, but it would also benefit Neath to a large extent. It would carry passengers to Neath, whence there was a direct line to London. Mr. How- ell Gwmgorse, moved a resolution approving of the scheme, and deputing Mr. Samuel Jen- a colliery proprietor, to give evidence. This' wad seconded and carried.
LLANSAMLET. The remains of the late Mrs. Sutton were conveved from Gloucester and were interred on Friday in the same grave as that where lav her first husband, Mr. 1\ ,0™^ln.' who, up to the date of his death, which oc- curred some two years ago, earned on the business of horsedealer in the parish. The proposed new railway by the G.W.R. Co. is creating much interest in the locality. There is not the least doubt as to its bene- ficial sequence to Rirchgrove and Llansamlet generally, The former district will be es- pecially favoured by having a station erected there for passenger traffic, which will enable them to go direct either to Neath or Swan- &ea. Four trains at least will pass each way. The Parish Council at their last meet- inj unanimously appointed Aid. Jordan of Parcyderi, to give evidence in favour of the Bill, if necessary. The election of the Rev. Evan Jenkins to i the presidential chair of the South Wales Congregational Union, confers honour on one who has been and is closely allied with Llan- samlet. Mr. Jenkins ministered here for many years, and also won for himself tne es- teem of all connected with the C:lUse be served. Here also he met and wooed Mrs. Jenkins his wife. Mrs. Jenkins is a sister of Mr. Rd. Smith. Birchgrove, Mrs. R, Eynon Lewis, London, and Mrs. Rhys Llewellyn, Birch- grove House. On Tuesday evening the Birchgrove Board Schools were filled with people to give their hearty support in favour of the Bill pro- moted by the G.W.R. for constructing a line from Garnant to Neath and Swansea, via Clvdach and Birchgrove. Aid. Jordan pre- sided and was supported by Mr. H. N. Miers. Councillors Sims, J. W. Johnston, J. W. Jenkins. Dd. Harris, Thos. Donne. John J. Richards. Revs. J. H. Parry, and M. G. Dawkinsi. Messrs. John Reffi (Birchgrove Collieries), The-. Rowlands, Ed. H. Thomas. ex-Sergt. Save. Dr. Walters. J. W. Watson (Chemical Works), Jno. Millard and Hector Rees. Resolution was passed unanimously for the Bill. Aid. Jordan was deputed to evidence, if necessary, before the com- mittee of the House of Commons. It was also decided to canvass from house to house so as to give every person in the district an opportunity of signing a petition in favour of the railway. Employment in Swansea Valley in the v-uious "departments of the tinplate trade during the past week has heen regular, and although makers for some weeks past have been complaining that prices are unremunera- tive, there has been so far no perceptible dimi- j inition in the production of tin and sheet plates of all sizes and descriptions. The steel trade continues in a flourishing condition. The demand for locally-manufactured bars ex- ceeds the supply, but with all the smelting furnaces once more at work pressure in this direction will soon be at an end. The Swan- sea Vale, Dillwyn's, Middle Bank, and Vivian's spelter refineries have been in full swing, and the same may be said of the copper establishments in the neighbourhood. Operations at the Mond Nickel Factorv con- tinue regular, and the recent strained relations between the management and the workmen, have apparently disappeared. The Tawe, Clydach. Rees and Kirby's, and Millbrook en- gineering sheds are all busy in the execution of orders urgently needed. A full week's work has been done at the anthracite pits, but in the lower parts of the valley outputs have been of a restricted character, five days work being the average employment. The forthcoming Easter Vestry is about being held. In years gone by some verv lively meetings took place in tne National School. the chief interest centering around the election of the people's warden. For several vears keen contests were the order during the incumbency of the present vicar. the Rev Jno. Williams. The contestants invariably were Mr. David Francis (station master) the present warden, and Mr. Lewis H. Thomas, grocer, of Xeath-road. Both canvassed unceasingly prior to the day ap- pointed for election, bringing togefther a large body of Nonconformists as well as Church voters, and a pocketful of "proxy" votes in case of any emergency would be brought out by one or other of the candidates, Yes, those were exciting times at Hansam- let. This year. like last Easter, the election is expected to be a quiet one. There are, however, several names mentioned as pos- sible candidates, and among others can be mentioned Mr. Francis (present holder), Mr. George. Derrick and Mr. William Davies (Post Office). Both the latter named gen- tlemen are sidesmen at the Parish Church, and are moreover staunch Churchmen. As the Vicar is away the responsibilities of con- ducting the next Easter Vestry will devolve upon the curate in charge, the Rev. Jno. Hy. Stewart. B.A. He will also appoint the Vicar's Warden.
BURRY PORT NEWS. i On Sunday evening Mr.. Dan Adams, a. student at Carmarthen Presbyterian College. preached at Zion. Next Sunday, the quar- terly meeting of the Sunday School will be held. Last Sunday the Rev. Hugh Jones, Bethel, Llanelly, preached at Tabernacle morning and evening. After the evening service a Ie- hearsal was heul. Mr. W. Harris, Pwll. con- ducted. The half-yearly meetings of the English Church will be held next Sunday., when the Rev. Jenkin James. Micklle Hill, Haverford- west, and the Rev. J. Evans. Bryn, Llanelly. are expected to preach. The quarterly meetings ot the English Con- gregational Sunday School were held on Sun- day last, the superintendent. Mr. H. Hawkins presiding. In the afternoon Messrs. Thomas Davies. W. T. Williams, and H. Hawkins gave short addresses, and Miss fctelina Orum sang two solos. Miss Maud Evans recited a Psalm. In the evening the following programme was given —Solo, Miss Maggie Williams recita- tion. Miss Julia Hawkins solos, Mis^ Nellie Rowe and Miss Selina Orum; short sermon by Mr. Hawkins solos and choruses. Miss G. Murphy and Miss Seiina Orum: and Mr. Hurry Walters sang a solo of his own com- position. entitled "Y Nefol WIad." Miss Lizzie Mexsom made an efficient accompanist. The quarterly meeting of Jerusalem Sunday School was held on Tuesday. The attendance was excellent. In the afternoon the pastor presided. The service commenced by Mrs. Hannah Griffiths reading, and after a hymn Mr. John Thomas led in prayer. The pro- gramme included recitations in Welsh by Elsie Rees, Annie Williams, Eleanor Davies, Benjamin Morse, Phillip Williams, Oswald Price, D. Morgan Rees, D. J. Davies. Frank Evans duet. C. S. Davies and Maggie Mor- gan recitations. Maggie Davies. Marv Sonliia f Evans. Elizabeth Rees, Joseph Morse. W. J. Gravell, Sarah Jane Morse. Bridget Gravell, David Wilkins and address, Mr. Robert Wil- liams, Pencoed-road. The service terminated by the pastor leading in prayer. At the evening service the pastor again presided. The service commenced bv Mr. Joseph Gravell reciting, and after Mr. David Hugh had led in prayer, recitations were given by Gwennie Rees. Elizabeth Williams, Mary Ann Wil- hams. Maggie Roberts ;solo, "Free as a Bird." Maggie Morgan; recitations. Gwennie Jen- kins, Gwennie Evans, Willie J. Grimths solo. "God's Messenger." D. C. Morse recita- tioli. W. Morse. David Gravell; trio, "Duw bydd Drugarog," David Wilkins and friends recitation, W. J. Griffiths; solo. 'Rwvn mynd i r Naf, Mary A. Phillips; address, Thomas Davies; and solo. "Y Fesch Jack a'r Beibl." C. S. Davies. The choir, under the leadership of Mr. Frank King, sang several anthems, and Mr. W. T. Roberts ably pre- sided at the organ. Mr. James Dunn, the superintendent, and the secretary are to be congratulated OIl the excellent programme provided. PEMBREY PARISH COUNCIL. The monthlv meetin" of the above was held at the Free Library on Saturday evening. Mr. D. Williams presided, and there were also present Mes^r* W Howell. Thomas Williams, Philip Jones, Joseph Griffiths (Burry Port), W. Roo-f-rs and Daniel Rees (Pwll). Robert Lewis (Villaoe), John David (Trimsaran). and the Clerk, Mr. Frank Davies. Mr. Mansel Lewis. Stradey Castle, wrote that he was not prepared to pav the expenses of the Quarter Sessions Te the exchange of footpaths, and it was decided that, as Mr. Lewis refused to pay. the old pathway be re-opened.—A re- port was read from the' ladies who formed the committee for the cookery classes that. after paving all expenses, there was a surplus of 10> and they suggested that the monev be expended in buying new books for the library. It was decided unanimously that. subject to the auditor's approval, this be done. —As this was the final meeting of the Burry Port members. Mr. W. Rogers, pwll, moved a votc of thanks to the chairman for the excellent manner he had conducted the business of the Parish Council during the rents lie had been chairman.—Mr. Daniel Kt-es seconded, and Mr. Robert Lewis (Vil- lage) and -Mr. John David supported, and the motion was heartily carried.—Mr. D. Williams returned thanks, and said that he was grate- ful to them for the assistance he had received from them.
PONTARDULAIS NOTES. Hendy Juniors beat Liandebie at Hendy on Saturday by a goal and a try to one try. The Juniors, who have a ground record, of which they are very proud, played much the better football, and deserved their win Jack Williams, the Hendy custodian, again did well, and he is a youngster who should be watched in the future, as he seems to have a very promising career. A meeting was held at the Bird in Hand Inn to make the necessary preliminary ar- rangements for the holding of sheep dog trials at Pontardulais this year again. Mr. David Bonnell, contractor, was voted to the chair, and Messrs. George W. Hughes, and Henrv J. Grffaiths were appointed treasurer and secretary respectively. Other business was deferred until next meeting, which will be held this week. On Friday evening at the Board Schools was lujld another of a series of meetings which are being organised bv the local Tem- perance Association. Mr. Thomas Davies, Birch Grove, presided, but the attendance was not so large as usual. An able address was delivered by the Kev. D. Lloyd Morgan, Hope Congregational Chapel; and Misses Eliz. Jones, AUtiago Koad; Annies J. Lewis, Hendv ;jnd Mr. Morgan Rees and friends contributed pleasing items to the evening's programme. The Lord Bishop of Swansea conducted a confirmation service at St. Teilo's on Thurs- day afternoon. The Vicar (the Rev. W. C. Morgan B.A.) acted as Bishop's chaplain, and the Rev. W. Headley, M.A., Gorseinon, and Isaac Evans (curates) were also in attendance. There were 32 candidates from the parish of Llandilo Talybont. lea was partaken of at the National Schools. The tea was provided by Dr. David Griffiths, J.P., The Hollies. the senior chuichwarden, and had been pre- pared by Mrs. Curtis Morgan, who had been assisted by several lady helpers. It is with deep regret that I this week announce the death of Mr. William Morgan, Woodv Ile Road, Ivnvbonau, son in law of Mr. Enoch Jones, Co-operative Stores. The deceased was of a quiet retiring disposition, and was a universal favourite. He was a faithful communicant at Hope Congregational C'hapel. and the interment took place on Wed- nesdav afternoon at Tynewyd Chapel, the Rev. 1). Lloyd Morgan officiating. Mr. Mor- gan was only 30 years of age, and he leaves « widow and two little children to mourn then- sad loss. An excellent lecture in every respect was delivered by the well-known poet preacher <^wili on Saturday evening at Tabernacle Baptist Chapel. Mr. Thomas Davies. Birch Grovei, was the chairmatnt. but owing to several counter attractions there was only a small attendance. Gwili took for his subject "Bob.' 'one of the characters in Daniel Owen's famous Welsh novel "Rhys Lewis." A vote < of thanks to the lecturer was moved bv the chairman, seconded by the Rev. R. W. Davies 1 (Corwenog) and carried with acclamation. Gwili's latest lecture is ;:oing to be a great success. A competitive meeting was held at Capel Newydd, Hendy, on Saturday, and the event turned out a great success. The Rev. Grif- fith Jones, conducted, and the adjudicators were Messrs. Thomas R. Morgan, Garnant, and William Jones, Pontyglien. The accom- panist was Mr. Ivor Gabe, Hendy; and the energetic secretary was Mr. William Jones, Hendy Gate. The following is a list of the successful competitors: Chief choral. Llan- gennech party (conductor, Mr. Eleazar Da- vies); open recitation, Mr. W. H. Mathias, Dantwyn; duet, Messrs. A. and W. Thomas, Bolgoed ;bass solo, Mr. John Lake, Pontar- dulais; tenov solo, Mr. Roderick Davies, Hendy; soprano solo, Miss Annie John, Pon- tardulais; fife duet. Messrs. Trevor Jones and D. Isaac, Bryn annua 11; prize bag, Miss M. H. Edwards, Forest; handwriting. Master Gwilym Samuel, Llangennech; juvenile reci- tation, Miss May Thomas, Llangennech; love letter, winner's proper name did not trans- pire special prize awarded to Mr. Timothy Eaves, Hendy; impromptu speech, Mr. Dd. Davies, Hendy; Welsh reading, divided between Emrys Ambrose, Llangennech; and Willie Richards, Forest. Two splendid performances of the operetta "The Queen of the Year," were given at the Public Hall, Pontardulais, on Thursday and Saturday evening, by Hope Chapel juvenile choir under the efficient leadership of Mr. John Brace, Tynybonau. There were good attendances. On Thursday evening the chair was occupied bv Mr. Thomas Davies, Birch Grove, while the Rev. W. M. Morgan. C.C., Ystradgynlais, ^presided on Saturday evening in the absence of County Councillor Samuel Williams, Ffosyrefail. "The various parts were well sustained by the following Queen, Miss Myfanwy Morgan; Mercury, Miss Clau- dia L. Lewis; January. Miss Emma Davies; February, Master Stanley Mathias; March, Miss Nellie White; April, Miss Gladys Lewis; May, Miss E. A. Jones; June. Miss Anna Thomas; July. Miss Annie Maude Hughes; August, Miss Maggie Howells; September, Miss Sarah Annie Richards; Oc- tober, Miss Edith Davies; November, Miss Ethel M. Levi; December, Master John Jones; and Father Time, Sam J. Williams. One part of the programme was of a miscel- laneous character, and the following were the items :—Song, "Gipsy Girl," Miss Annie John; song, "The very worst girl in chool," Miss Myfanwy Morgan; song. "Won't you buy my pretty flowers," Miss Daisy James; character song, "The Bootblack," Master John Jones "duet. "Where are you going my pretty maid?" Miss Mabel and Master Archie James; character song, "Buy a broom," Miss Claudia Lewis; character song, "Myfi sy'n magu'r baban,' Miss Annie Aeronia Morgan. The concert was a financial success. Miss Edith Rees. Tawe House presided at the piano with her accustomed taste and ability. The game between Sketty and Pontardulais played here last Saturday was far from being a pleasant one. owing to the inefficiency of the referee, who was painfully slow and er- ratic in his decisions. M. H. Nichols scored a good try for the homesters, and then the same player was penalised for not playing the ball. Wrillie Thomas took the kick and the referee awarded a goal—a decision which oc- casioned a. howl of disapprobation from the home partisans. Sammy Davies next crossed with a smart try for Pontardulais. and in the last minute of the game, Howells scored a doubtful try for the visitors. None of the tries were converted and the game ended in a draw—six points each. The Sketty for- wards plaved well without exception, but the backs as a whole were inferior to the home lot. On the day's form Pontardulais ought, to have won. Next Saturday Pontardulais pay their first visit to Mountain Ash, when they hope to give "The Old Firm" a good game. LLANEDY SCHOOL BOARD. A special meeting of the Llanedy School Board was held on Monday afternoon at Pon- tardulais. Mr. J. LI. Thomas, C.C., presided over a full attendance. The business was to receive reports from public meetings held in consequence of tke refusal of the Board of Education to sanction the provision of ad- ditional school accommodation in the parish of Llanedy. One meeting had' been held at Tyeroes, and a lengthy communication was read therefrom, containing the resolutions passed. One of the resolutions was that, in the event of the Board of Education not com- plying with the request of the parishioners, a voluntary school be started at Tvcroes for infants and others in order to bring the Ty- croes School do*vn to the 120 average sanc- tioned by the department. Mr. David Fran- cis moved, and the Rev. Roger Williams se- conded. that as inasmuch as the meeting was not, strictly speaking, a public one. no notice be taken of the communication from the Tycroes meeting. However, on the motion of the chairman, it was passed that the de- mands of the Board of Education be complied with, but that copies of the resolutions gassed at the Tycroes meeting be also forwarded to the Department for consideration. There were six applications for the post of ex-pupil teacher at the Tyeroes School, and Miss M. Owen, Llangadock, was appointed. The Rec- tor and Mr. Francis lost an amendment to the effect that this teacher was unnecessary, as the school was overstaffed already. As usual at meetings of this board there was a great deal of unnecessary quibbling and per- sonalities indulged in. Other business was deferred until the ordinary meeting. "THE DRUID."
Trotting- Match at Swansea. There was quite a large meeting of local "sports" on the Mumbles Road at an earlv hour on Tuesday morning to witness a trott- ing match between Mr. Tom Brown's "Sleepy" and Mr. Beth Haycock's "Dora," of Port Tal- bot. Both horses have a good reputation, and are considered the best animals in South Wales for their particular distance. The course was a mile straight for a stake of 50 guineas, and the run was from this side of Blackpill Bridge on the Mumbles Road, and within the borough, to the Brynmill Stream. Although there were officers of the law repre- senting the County present, they had no juris- diction under the circumstances, and the race was run through without interruption. "Sleepy" conceded the Port Talbot horse fifty yards'" start, Mr. Brown riding his own animal, and a Mr. Andrews, of Manchester. striding "Dora." A good start was made, the horsese keeping up a good pace. At half distance "Sleepy" drew up to her opponent. and they went together for some time. It was a tight race from the Sketty-road up to the stream, but "Dora" tdtimately won by a few yards.