PONTARDULAIS BREACH OF PROMISE CASE. Concluding Evidence at the Assizes. Hand-writing Expert on the Scene. Jury Find for the Defendant. The extraordinary breach of promise case brought by Mrs. Hannah Evans, a niiddle- aged°and not altogether unattractive-looking widow, of Golden Grove, Pontardulais, who claimed £ 1.000 damages against Edward Thomas, retired col.iery proprietor and haulier, of Grovesend-road, Pontardulais, was brought to a close in Mr. Justice Phillimore's court at the Glamorgan Assizes at Cardiff, on Thursday evening. The case for the plain- tiff was finished about mid-dav, and then it was felt, that despite the te.-t Mrs. Jane Da vies was put to in order to show that she had written the letters attributed to the de- fendant, making and breaking the promise of marriage indeed, apart, from the written promise, the corroboration of a verbal promise seemed very conclusive. Mr. S. T. Evans' sreech for the defence, however, showed that defendant had a good case, the crux of which lay in the handwriting of the letters. Defen- dant was called, and in a rough and ready way he detailed his views of the matter, saymg that all the love making was on the plaintiff's side. The evidence of the expert m hand- writing, however, clearly established the fact that defendant was not the writer of the let. ters. Defendant detailed an extraordinary story. He said he and plaintiff were in the hayiield in July. Abjut a week later they were both en the Pontardulais Railway Station and going to Llanelly. Mrs. Evans introduced herself by asking if lie wa.s Mr. Thomas, of Groves End, and !? s.iid he did not know her. "Don't you remember the woman m the Pen- tie hayfield ?" Mrs. Evans said. "I am the mother of Tom Christmas." He still did not take much notice of her. but. at Llanelly plat- form plaintiff again came up and said, "liow long have you buried your wife?" Defendant said, "Twelve months next September." Then Mrs. Evans said. "I suppose you will have another wife again?" Defendant replied he did not know; and plaintiff said. "You had better look for a nice woman to go in busi- ncss to go to auctions," or something like that. lie said, "Well, look her-, that won't do to n.e, I don't want to get an auctioneer. I have got nothing to do with the Jews' ways. (Laughter). She fJWJl told him that she had a pony and trap, and would drive nim about. He replied that h? had a cart himself, and was looking out for a pony. She tl'A n told him that .she had a pcny to sell, and a few days later lie w nt to plaintiff's house to try and bargain for the pevny. When they were at Llar.el'y they had tea tog -ther, for which wit- ness paid 4,1 (1. for each of them. (Laughter.). It was true that ha was at the plaintiif's house on the 9th of August, but he did not ask her to join lam in life. He never mentioned a word about marriage It was falao that he asked her to drop him a note as to whether t he trap he had purchasad for her would suit. When he went to see her on the 29bh of Sep- tember about the trap she asked linn to go for a drive with her, to which he replied, don't want to bother with you. Laiei on she said "Will yoa matry me n week to-mor- row?" Witness said, "No. never. (x-augli- ter). She than said, 'Took here, Edward Thomas, T put you in troubk bo:00 next Monday." "Mrs. Evans." witness replied; 'you can go and do what you like." On Jan- uary 3 a person went up to him in the street near his house a.nd asked if Edward Thoma.s lived somewhere near there. Witness replied in The affirmative, and that pea'Soii was him- self. He then exclaimed, "I have important NEWS for Tou from Mr. RUldell," and with J tLat he knew that the person speaking was ncwe other than Mrs. Evans, who was dres&d ir male attiie. She had on a bowler hat, a j white collar, and a black overcoat below the knees. She also had a. moustache. (Laugh- ter). Deieaidant was cross-examined as to hi; means, Hnd lie said that he lad tnwferrecl his int rest in eleven houses at Pontardulais to trustees fur the benefit of his son. Thomas Henry Gurrin, the handwriting ex- pert, siaid he was the official expert of the Treasury end the Homo Office. The anony- mous let' r uddrwsed to defendant and the letter-, purporting to be written by defendant to plaintiff, were in the handwriting of Mrs. J.me Davies. An attempt had been made at i disguisp, but ho had no doubt that the letters were forgeries. It was physically impossible for defendant to form such good characters as \ror<A tunnd in the letters attributed tCl him I am sorry to say," added Mr. Gurrin, "that the letter written by Mrs. Davies iu court this moaning confirms my opinion in the sti ongest pe-sfcible manner." Cross-examined by Mr. Bmison. witness said he was asked to report as to whether or not M10 documents referred to wfere written by the same person, and he had no doubt that they were. t. "Experts don't generally have a doubt, said Mr. Benson. t "I frequently l»ve a doubt, replied Mr. Gurrin.. "Had you any doubt in the Pease.nhall case. —Well, under the eiit'e uiiistanoes I should pre- fer not to say.1.9 rri The Judge': Is it wise to go into that/ -Hie jury were divided, and I am not going to try that case. Mr. lienson "Without a doubt on the part of an expert does not convince. Mr. Guirin I expressed an opinion in that c< most unwillingly. Mr. Evans intimated; that lie would not now call any more evidence, and lie proceeded to address the jury for the. defence, and was fol- lowed by Mr. Benson for plaintiff. III summing up his Lordship said that ill one sense Mr. Gurrin'* evidence was not evi- tkiice at all. The jurors Avera the people to Judge whether the letters were written by the rcnmi person. The p euliarity of exports was that tiiey supplied clues to ptople who wae s-'unt sighted—'hey i>ointed out resemblance in lic Luk which most people would pass over, but, once having had their attention drawn to them, they would be abk thornselvca to fonu an opinion as to their nature. If the letter-, were forgeries, til ten Mrs. Davkw had beeji mad-, a cat's-paw of by the plaintiff. Tho Judge's own view of the affair seemed to be that theae was a mutual meeting betwden tho parties and that the defendant was anxious t to ascertain what plaintiff poissesseel. He was rot satisfied, and tlton plaintiff's women friends probably persuaded her to sue for breauli of promise. Before, however, such a promise could have been made there must bo a real engagement, WIld if the jury acepted his view there must be a. verdict for the defend- 'm.After over haif-an-hour's deliberation the iurv roturiKHl a rerdiet for the defendant. Tho Judge: I think these papain should he inipcutide J. I don't know whether any steps should he taken. Mr. S. T. Evans: I desire to ask that all the. eh'Ciimcnts be impounded. The Judge (to the jury) Do you think these docu.nenl.¡,o are forgeries? The Foreman Wo prefer mot to express an opinion on that. We consider bhure was m¡ promise of marriage, and we find 0.11 that.
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———— Accident to German Empress. j Berlin, Friday.—As the German Empress was riding in the Grunewald to-day the home stumbled and fell. Her Majesty sustained a slight fracture of the forearm.—(Reuterh Berlin, Saturday.—To-day's bulletin states the condition of the German Empress is satis- factory. -Reuter.
Chertsey Election Result. I The result of Thursday's polling in the 'I Chertsey election wa.s declared on Friday as foHows CHERTSEY RESULT. j Fyler (C.) 5.700 | Longnwn (L.) 4,529 i Conservative maioritv 1.171 I From 1885 till 1887 the seat wa.s unopposed by the Liberals. In 1897 the Conservative 1 majority was 868 in 1900. the figures were H. C. Leigh-Bennett (C.), 5,367 H. H. Long- man (L.), 3,080: Conservative maioritv. 1 2,287. J
Alarming Medical Report on Deafness. I 1 The reports of three different authorities, including ono from a Government- expert. lately published in a medical jouriud. show » that'deafness prevails among .school children I to an alarming extent, in fact that more than ) one-half lwye. defective hearing and ear di.sea.ses. It is most, important., therefore, J that parents should be aroused to their re- I sponsibilit^ in this matter, as attention to an ear trouble in childhood would prevent the development of obstinate deafness later in life. To aid in educating people to the da tigers of neglecting ear affections, a London Medical Institute has published a- pamphlet, contain- ing much interesting information on the subject. The question of hygiene is weli treated', and there ;s an article on the differ- ent systems commonly used in the treatment of ear, nose, ard throat diseases. There is also a description of the new treatment, based on outward .applications behind the ears, acting by absorption through the skin. This treatment, which can he, applied at home is said to have wrought e uro in a large num- ber of cases previously .supposed to be liopa- less. Persons having children vvhosei hearing defective, or who are affected themselves should write for thij; pamphlet which Is dis- tributed or forwarded gratis. The address is, The Secretary of the Drouet Institute for the Deaf. 10. Marble Arch, Hyde Park, Lon- don. A patient's Report Form is also issued to those who may wish to writ.e for advice, for which no fee is charged if given by cor- respondence.
ROSEBERY THE VACCI- LATOR. Reply to Parliamentary Pin- pricks. Does not desire to be a P..rty Leader. J.< i J Jl.'Si bay w:he> Lo Monday s 'Tim ] ,1¡ sorry that it wa., impossible for m to i-.jia.i.'i in the HOJNC of Lords aft r <.30 last nigiit a.< 1 thus lost me light of r.plv. i lie Duke of Devoashir. i-used siouie qucs- of j-ubiic policy to whirh I mav (IHVC a.n Oi-j-oi lunity of icvritiiig. but he a;so di-- • tis-y.d th'ec points person, to KITS.If, whieh 1 wish to notice at once. "I he charge- that my spr-.chcs in th midst • >? a great war. at a time of rever-e sad dic- difi'cr from those made in time of pro- found p-act. requires only to be stated in terms to answer itself. "The charg- that I am endeavouring tu pJace myself at the head of a new pari-c is in much the sarnie category. It is S i.] fD.Cl nt: Y ob- vious that, had I the ambition or desire to piaee myself at the head of any pa-ty, 1 should have adopted a very ditt'e;ent eouis> from thai which I hav pursiud from lo36 to the piesen« moment. 'But the- third charge I er. I do not know what it means, or to what II reh i. It soeins. however, tf) be in contradic- tion with the second. It is thus stated:- — I think that the eountry will be di-posed to Jake at tLh va-!ue tlie deelar:t;ons and criticisms of a statesman who has, fo-: reasons that are not very e;isy to understand, de^rhn- ed to give his guidance to the country or y, Parliament at the moment when that advicv and guidance might have bdi.si useftt: to in- fluence the decision of Parliuruesit. ei. "I have no eoneeption of wh, it may W- th,. meaning of the words I have underline"!—[from "doc limd to giv, to "Parliam -nt"] and I am setting out to sp nd t11". Easter huiidavs abioad I a.m constvaircd to aek t.he a-s.istan'ce °; vcrnr co-lumns to e>btaia an explarrttion. I ha\e tio r;a>on to complain of the Dtik tone nr T oai'e.-sy. My onlv gri^-vani > IS* ag riist my ow-, tra-h rstandiiu:
Wesley Chapel's Bazaar. Stallholders in Fancy Costumes A Hint. Ouida's play at the Granc5, The (trand Theatre th's week has quite a. first class "draw" in the American dramatised version of "Under Two Flags," Ouida's tale «>f Anglo-Algerian inilitaiy life, with Miss Ida Molesworth in the role of "Cigarette," the gay little vivandiere who meets with .such a tragic fate. Mb. is Molesworth has toured with Irving, Alexander and Forbes Robert- son, and these are qualifications good enough to ensure an excellent standard of acting. Ouida's tale is one of the rncst typical of that author's gorgeously luxurious imagina- tion. The hero is a. "beau sabreur" ot the aristocracy of the very first Nwter-too over- whelmed with ennui to he able to .speak above a weary drawl, in a "what a bora it all is" j sort of strain. The .scene is laid in that age of scented foppery which .succeeded the hor_ rors of the early Victorian poke-bonnet era —that age of which relies may still be seen in the shape of weird china, dogs, with blue noses and red ears. I green and crude red woollen antimacassars, and aesthetic: "frights" of the same kind. The hero is under the necessity of enlisting in the then equivalent for the Foreign Legion, in which he displays | under unprecedented tiials a. steel-nerve con. stancy and unweaitng endurance of every imaginable kind of privation which suffices to constitute him a marvellous anomaly, anomalous enough though some of the heroes of fiction are. In Algiers he casually meets the child- sweetheart of bye-gone and happier day. who possesses a name so characteristically "Ouidaish" that I cannot refrain from repro- ducing it—the Princess Venetia Corona D'Amagne! Despite all this, she is English. and an unconscious rival to the frisky Cigar- ette. In the end the hero is sentenced to death for assaulting his superior officer, as a, result of a sneer thrown out by the latter j regarding the relations between him and Princess Venetia. Cigarette saves his life and loses hers by leaping in between him and the rifles of the tiring party, and all ends in 1 a tragically happy way. IJertre Cecil—what an name for a languorous Ouida. guardsman—has had to enlist under a sus- picion of forgery, but his. name is finally cleared, and there is no suicide—unless that of Cigarette counts its such. The play is full of picturesque incidents and drama-tec situa- tions, including tableaux of an Algerian baittlo. «and' Miss Moles worth's -acting ts Cigarette has just that ncce&sarv spice of pertness and slanginess infused into it to make that character live. The part Is Cecil is cleverly rendered by Mr. Mark Blow, though the too liberal allowance of heroines, which makes one wonder which is the real one, somewhat, detracts from the ola-y. But that is no fault of the adaptors. One fea- ture which should not be missed is those tableaux I have referred to. and another depicting Cigarette's escape from the Arabs, which created a sensation when produced in America, and are most admirably staged. I am, frankly. 110 admirer of Ouida. never was, and never will be. and how her novels have attained their undeniable popularity is a mystery to me. There is an atmosphere of sickly scent about them, and their florid descriptive writing which is nauseating, and most of her tales of "high life" present a picture of outward brilliance and inward squalidness which is extremely unpleasant to look upon. Whether Society, as she de- picts it, has improved, or whether her pictuie was exaggerated, is doubt tuf. vSociety—with a capital S-Ís an institution which Reserves the pity rather than the envy of tho-e who are not in the "smart set." or anywhere near the "upned ten." Its restless wish after amusements, its jadedness, its woi thlessness and its „fcverishness are all equally pitiable. Nothing but an end loss round of "dim:Cls." balls, oarties out of which I warrant no gen uineplea-sureis obtained. Jloweveo gor- geous the life may seem to outward appear- ance, yet a restaurant, whether it be Prince's of Piccadilly, or anv other famous London house, is a wretched substitute for a home, as the majority of middle classes still undcr- stand the word. No. there is not the sligh- test reason for envying "Society." though one is irritated at its assumptions to pose as repre setative of English Society in general. It is altogether too unhealthv and artificial for that. English society. 1 am convinced, is :till based upon the home, and home life, even though the thirst for amusement which ani- j 1 mates the working classes may seem similar to that chase after elusive pleasure which forms the sole oecu|>ation- if one can call it such—of "Society." True, the factory girl ,s 1 taste for "fevvers" may seem similar to that of smart society for the plumage of rare and nearly extinct birds for headgear ornament. Hut these are but external "trimmings"; at bottom there is no resemblance or affinity. Criticism of this soil is often heard nowa- days. whether of one kind from those who see in' Society's vagaries signs of national de- generation and of another kind. equally pungent of indirect and roundabout, Ironi the sermons of Sir Francis Jeune periodicalh preaches. I believe the former critics are light; Society has not improved; it-has stag- nated at best. "Ladies of quaiity," for in- stance used to swear worse than the immor- tal army in Flanders; Inus their modern sisters' rage for gambling at bridge been an improvement on this? Society may resent-l this criticism all of which, indeed. is not Applicable to every section of it; but. it is its *>\vn fault if it has allowed the "smart- set" to -so dominate its doings and sayings as to lender it more or less of a bye-word. It is indeed a brave -spirit that can rise su- perior to such dread depression, in the way of weather, which lias graced (?) March, and being Lent, there are, unfortunately, not tnany distractions..Velhmks, but few of us will be sorry when the penitent hi season is over. I find one gels but little sympathy j if one allows mere dirhl\.i conditions to in- Huence one's spirits; but- I would really like to know how one can be high ,spirited and gay when we are wrapped day alter day in such dull grey atmosphere. If the truth of the old slt.Ving. "¡!PIl \lan.li comcs in like a. lamb it goes out like a- lion" is to be reversed j this season, a. great change- will Jjave come over things climatic. and thai soon. That it fame in hke a lion, w are not likely to forget in a- hurry. The story oi' the first' week of this month was a. terrt'ble one, the gales of wind whic h raged strewed our const with wreckage, aiwf tti, relentless sea. took its full toll of human lile, and in consequence Jni1.nv homes were overtaken with desolation and grief. The day after one of the great- storms, we have so late experienced. I went down to Eanghmd t<> view the sea, which could not hide all the tokens of rits spent rage. As far out as tin1, eye could, reach the great expanse of water still tumbled and tossed, heaved and sobbed, and with steady regu- litrily, long white lines of foam broke against. the huge rocks and flung high in the air the feathery thistledown of salt spray. The sound of the incoming tide, as it thus dashed against the sea-weed-coveml rock: was like the booming of givat guns but the 1 eat 1 eas- iness of the sea- all. around was as still itS death, and not a. human being WHS in sight. It is a great and wonderiul experience to be, brought in this way face to face as it were, with Nature, when in Oil" of her most way- ward and wicked moods. If custom, con- vention, and habit had not so immured us to a sterotyped mode ot life, we should oftener enjoy ourselves by hicaking away from the rush and tunn>>iI ol the busy world and stand in awe and wonderment befoie the grandeur and power of Nature in her ever varying moods. There is nothing startlingly original about ;i bazaar, especially those held in a Church or. chapel schoolroom—they are often any- thing but cheery affairs. The sale which wai hold at Wesley on Wednesday and' Thursday ^vas, however, as usual, most satisfactory. The good folk worshipping at Wesley can claim to be experts in organising bazaars"; they have had considerable experience, and gclod fortune ever attends their efforts. To save heavy expenses, they utilise the school- room for their sales of work, wid it is more adaptable than most buildings of its kind 1 tho purpose. Mr. Solomon Andrews, of Cardiff, performed the initial opening cere- mony; he is, I believe, one of the most pro- minent Wesleyans in our sister town, and 1 generous supporter. In connection with Wesley bazaars, two features always stand out most conspicuously; first, the needlework displayed and offered for sale is unusurJly fine, and good value for the money paid by the lucky purchasers, and, secondly, there is always a very excellent refreshment stall, tastefully set out, and presenting a most al- luring appearance. Small wonder, therefore, that even in a schoolroom .sale of work they take as much money as many bazaars on a. more pretentious scale. Wouldn't it relieve the montony of local bazaars if fancy dresses were worn by the stallholders? It would be so much more pic- turesque. Now [ should like to see in the Albert Hall an "Olde Englisshe Fayre," and the ladies connected with it dressed as "fayre" dames and damsels with bewitching powder and patches, and, say. shepherdress dresses, with paniers puffed over dainty pet- ticoats, and befrilled mob caps, or flower weather hats. It would prove such an at- traction. too! The performance recently given by the Bethesda Chapel Choir of Stainer's work, "The Daughter of Jairus." was well worth listening to. The soloiste were very <rs- factory. especially Miss May John, K.A.M., Ton Pentre, who possesses a most bright- ringing soprano voice of flexible quality, the choir did full justice to themselves, and their conductor. Mr. J. S. Thomas, but i,m't it a pity that the tenors are always too weak? With such a scarcity of tenor singers it must prove a. very diihcult task to balance the parts anything like satisfactoiy, and the so- pranos and bass choristers vie with each other to become the most prominent. I wonder will our Welsh iriends resent, it, if before leaving this subject, I admit that what sur- prised me most that evening at Bethesda Chapel, was the neglected state of the build- ing. I don't know when the editice was erected, but judging by the appearance of the walls, a- stranger would come to the conclusion that they had never been painted They are. indeed, in a veiv dirty state. I wonder the members of the congregation, es- pecially the ladies, do not agitate tor a thor- ough "spring cleaning." The place when the bright spring sun shines into the dusty- looking corners and soiled walls, mercilessly revealing every flaw presents indeed a gloomy spectacle, and one not calculated, by its dmginess, to attract stranger worshippers. Somehow the brightening days are apt to di-oover the short-comings of our headgear soonest of all Flower toques are always amongst the newcomers at this season, nor could the heart 01 woman desire prettier; but newest, perhaps, are the flat plateaux, draped with lace, which hangs over the brim all round curtain-wise, whilst the crown is covered with separate sprays, or rather bunches of flowers, violets in particular. The turban toque, and its companion, the "Shah of Persia" turban, are fast acquiring that familiarity which breeds contempt. In- stead of the upright brush aigrette which has become so very common, the aigrette is laid flat at the left side of the brim the stem to the ficnt, and the bushy part point- ing towards the back. I he threatened re-appearance of the bonnet is proving an agitating question in millinery circles. The general opinion is, that though toques and hats with strings will be sold- as indeed they have for many seasons past— the bonnet proper will not be prominently seen. Length and narrowness are two of the salient features of millinery this spring, together with a singular grace in the sweep of the brim, attained only by an experienced hand. To the woman whose dress allowance is small, the possession of at least ono good black hat is an economical resource, but a very necessary one, seeing that uiack mil- linery is so smart. Chip is as pronouncedly a spring novelty as the many fancy straws now to be seen, though whereas its claim to favour is as old as the hills, theirs is based upon absolute freshness. It is employed in many of the great, black picture hats plumed and sometimes provided with narrow strings to be tried carelessly beneath the left ear. Catholic indeed is fashion in these days, when to enhance the natural beauty of her deyotees is her dearest and most constant wish. All the same, jet millinery, it 1.<; interesting to learn, is now being sanctioned by the best, shops. One of the most convenient gowns a woman can own is a tea. gown. Into this sho can put all that is barbarous in her tastes, as bright colours, which would appear very un- suitable for stivet wear can be worn at home "with perfcet propriety" as the etiquette writers remark. A tea. gown can easily be made from an old frock of any kind by using the front width of the skirt for an entirely new back for the waist, fixing the skirt to a loose bodice, and gathering the fulness at the back. A full front of silk shows little of the old bodice, and under sleeves of the silk convert old style plain sleeves into those which are quite full at the wrist. A ribbon can extend from each side of the fulness at the back to the front, and tho neck can be cut low and square in Pompadour style, or a high stock made of silk and worn with a protection collar. Such a gown is not. only a convenience, but saves the wear of a street gown more than one would readily believe. One cannot wear a gown around the house and have it keep its perfect contour, and at the same time take very much comfort. For these reasons, I would advise every woman to have at least two of these gowns in her wardrobe. It is rather alarming to note the increasing taste for intricate work upon our dresses. Indeed, the original ma-tenal oi which they a,re built becomes almost entirely lost sight of under the various incrustations heaped one over the other. Thus makes dressmaking rather an art of fine needlework, than one of cut and style, for such excessive adornment M only possible with extremely simple modes.
OUR COOKERY COR NER APPETISING REMEDIES: SOME HOMELY REMEDIES. 1 believe it is not generally realised that tho family store cupboard will provide quite, n number of homely remedies for the. fii*t symptoms of hoarseness or coughing; sweet- oil to apply over the nose and between the eyes to relieve a cold; sage leaves which, infused in boiling water, composed with honey and vinegar, added' a. capital gargle; and salt, which will often cure tootha-che if freely applied round the painful grinder; or can be heated in a flannel bag for neuralgia or earache. These are old fashioned reme- dies, such as our grandmother's resorted to. but they take some beating still. For a cold in the face. pepper should be used with whiskey and brown paper, which makes a. good warming plaster: vinegar used hot is a. splendid gargle, and in which flannel may be stuped and wrung out to relieve an in- flamed throat, and then we all know that tea- leaves, used as a poultice, cure cold in the eves, and that lemons are beneficial in very many ditl'Tent ways —but I might go on ad infinitum. Irish Stew. —Take two pounds of lean neck of mutton, one and a half pound" of onions, the .same quantity ot mixed carrots and tur- nips. and four pounds of potatoes. Cut the meat in neat pieces, and put part. at the bot- j torn of a large, saucepan. Place a layer of sliced potato and a layer of mixed vegetables over the meat. Then add more meat, and vegetable*, alternating the ingredients in the same fashion till all are used. Pour in finally threequarters of a pint of water, pep. per and salt to taste, .and simmer gently for three hours, after which the meat should be quite tender. Turn out into II. large dish and serve very hot. litis quantity is enough for a large family, and the. recipe you will observe is a. most economical one. Apple Bread Pudding.—Tins is' delicious, if made of good. easily cooked apples. But- ter a baking dish and nearly All with pared and thinly sliced apples. Add spice, sugar, butter, and a little cold water, if the apples are juicy, more if they are not, and cover with grated or ground brea-d crumbs Cover the dish. and set it in a, shallow pan of hot water, and let it bake slowly until done. Serve with plain, rich cream. A Good Hint. —A pinch of sugar added to freshly-made mustard not only makes it much more tastv but. keeps it fresh much longer. "VERA."
Carnegie and Swansea Libraries) r We have, previously stated that represeuta- | tiou has been made to Mr. Andrew Carnegie, I the multi-millionaire, with a view of inducinf ) him to contribute towards the construction I of branch libraries in the town. and a short time ago, aa a consequence, a letter was re- I ceived that as Mr. Carnegie is now in the Suites the matter will be laid before him on his return in May. The liveliest hopes j are entertained that he will confer on Swansea. a gift of between £ 15,000 and £ 20,000. The f extent of Mr. Carnegie's munificence is pro- | digious. up to November 30th la.st year the, I amounts .he had so given for "libraries and other educational institutions" came to over j :4.1) 000.000. distributed as under:—England and WaIes £376,100. Ireland £100.600. Scot- ^,I'd oc'?V?f7n C;m;'da 954,000 dollars, Cuba 2ov,000 dollars, United States 212,882,173 dollars. | -)
New Tinplate Markets. j A movement is now in eo n se of devv-mp- mcnt which may result ill the opening of ex- tensive new markets for tinplutes and black .sheets. Tinplate makers have co-operated eo veil, however, in connection with labour j questions that success in this diiwtion might reasonably be expected if the present x«u- tive of tIlls association set to work. How l to get employers to do their petri is one. of ;.fte initial difficulties- the promoters have to face. I liveiy box of plates .sent to a, new market t benefits to that extent the- whole industry. It is understood tha.t jxiit of project- "is to pay special attention to the needs of South Africa, and to see that those needs, as far as bLtck sheets, galvanised slioetx, and tinplates are concerned, are supplie d fi-oni South WaJcs.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, I; Annual Meeting: Year's Work Reviewed. The annual meeting of the Swansea Cham- ber of Commerce was held on Friday Mr. J. R. Leaver in the chair, supported by Sir John Jones Jenkins a.nd Mr. R. D. Burnie. NEW MEMBERS. Messrs. H. Maeklitt and G. Waibn-s were elected new mcniibers. ANNUAL REPORT. The annual report for the year 5howed a membership of 221 and detailed t!JE work (.f the Chamber regarding Parliamentarj the new G.W.R. stemming regulations, s p ping section of the Chamber, postal ° ments and the necessity of a. more ct'n J :„i better equipped, office at the dock-, comme education, German competition in ttC trade, the G.W.R.. coal shipments of l\nU^ln cite that brought about- the recent- confee- at the dcucks (in which connection It ivai ( stated that. Sir J. L. Wilkinson liad prom:e i ¡ to inquire thoroughly into the whole ques • the new and increasing harbour faciiit' and lastly, the trade of the port for the Reirardiing the latter the report sa id the slight relapse in 1901 it is satisfac o-J ■ find the returns once more on the up-gr'' The total trade reached 4.262,175 tols, not onily exceeding tha.t of 1901 by 409.376 t-olis, but showing an advance of 157,661 tons on the previous best record of 1900. The s p menAs of coal amounted to 2,514,943 tons. increase of 220,000 tons being almost en 11 ev accounted for by an unprecedented 0i."111aJh; from the Atlantic coast of the United States and Canada, due to the. effects of the -eat strike of coal miners in America. In th", r- mer case the business cannot, of c°uise• be regarded otherwise than of a. transient cli;ir- acter, but it is hoped that the hold on K CanacKian mairket mav prove to have >een p i nianent-ly strefcigthened. Perhaps the- riost interesting feature in the returns is tilp wnn- derful recovery manifested in the sb'.ptiHms of tinplates, which re-ached 271.852 tons, c stituting practically a. record position. is true this quantity falils somewhat short of tlle figures for 1893, but thee** last were, or Pur^ poses of comparlsvai. quitch abnormal. nig dne to the great efforts made to secuie ain- val in the United States prior to the o[>< la tion of the McKinley tariff. It i,,1 a nif's u7 markable fact, and one fun of encourage nic.i for the future, that this important c'^ trade has so soon secured in oth^r dire' ions compensation for the very -vereolc, Ms- txLined in the American market. j'ie 1,, imMt of accounts (also real bv Mr- E. P. Jones, secretarj') showed a balance 'L bank at the end of the year of V)^ „ TJU- Chairman moved, and Mr. R- ,r seoonded, the adoption of the repoi w l resolution wa.s agreed to una.niniously. liLECTIUN OF OFFICERS- Sir George Newnos, Dart. :M.P.. filled the office, of president of the t-liam^^ for two years in succession, was not e igi <- for re-election.—Mr. W. T. larr ,c t'i c the election of Mr. J. R. Leaver, who had. said Mr. Farr, been identified, vith the Cham- bt-r of Commerce for very many He did not think any member took a. keenei in- terest not only in the prosperity of uhe Chamber, but in the trade and commerce; of the. town and port., than did Mr. Leavei. and he thought it would be a fitting ai" ™ the services he had rendered that lie should he- elected as president. -Ir. D. Imrie seconded, and the motion was car- ried iiiltniinoilsly. -The President- suitaoJv acknowledged the honour conferred upon mm —Sir George Newncs was electtd to the Ta- cant position in the li-st of vice-presidents cie- ated by the elevation of Mr. leaver to the chair, and the following membera were ad-dect to the Council:—-Messrs. W. T. Fair, Howell, E. L. Behenna, F. Lewis. J. R Down, R. J. -Matthews, T. E. Young, and S. Stephens. Mr. E. V. Cra.bbe was re-elected auditor, and Mr. H. Goldiberg as treasurer
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HON. SYBIL PRIMROSE WEDDED. Eldest Daughter of Lord Rose- bery. l'he wedding took place at Christ Church, Epscna, on Saturday, of Lady Sybil Primrose, the dJt'r daughter of Lord Rosebery. and Lieut. Chas. Grant, of the Coldstream Guards, the eldest fion of Sir Robert Grant. The choir stalls, chancel, and the altar of the church were decorated with azaleas lilies, and le,,lt- vias, and at the entrance to the chancel there was an archway of palms. The ceremony, which was of a simple character, was con- ducted by the Rt-v. Canon Hunter, the vicar. The bridesmaids were Miss Muriel White. Lady Edith Yillicrs. the Hon. B. Wyndham. Lady A. Carrington. Ladv Celia Crewe- Milnes, Lady H. Beauclerk, the Hon. Vfanr Portman. and Miss Mordaunt. The bride was given awav bv her father, and the Hon. George Crichton," a brother officer of the bridegroom, was the best man. The bride's gown was of cream satin, draped entirely with old English point lace, a heir- loom of the family. The bodice was also of satin, trimmed with similar lace, with waist and neck band of silver cloth. The train, which fell from both shoulders, was covered with silver spangles and tulle. The bride also had a tulle veil an da wreath of orange blossoms, but wore no ornaments. The brides- maids wore primrose and pink dresses. The skiits were of primrose satin, the bodies being of pink silk, with yokes and sleeves of chiffon. The vests were of" primrose satin, with fichus of pink silk. Their hats were of white net. trimmed with primroses and email pink roses. A reception was held after the ceremony at the Durdans and the bride and bridegroom left in the. afternoon for Pitchford. Shropshire, where the honeymoon is to be spent. The presents included jewels from the King and Queen.
REMARKABLE CURE IN WICK.-In another column of this issue will be found full particulars of a most remarkable_recove'ry of a Wick bov, and the cui- is attributed to Dr. Williams'' pink pills for pale peopl". Tlw affair has created a lot of talk. The pill; are praised by all classes of people from the- few- est. to the highest in the land for the- way in which they have cured paralysis, locomotor ataxy, rheumatism, sciatica also of diseases arising from impoverishment of the blood, scrofula., rickets, "lironic erysipelas, con- sumption of the bowels and lungs, anaemia, pale and sallow complexion, general MILS mlar weakness, loss of appetite. palpitations, pains in the back, nervous headache, and neuralgia. eariy decay, all forms of female weakness tnd hysteria. These pills are a tonic, not a pur- gative. They are. genuine only with the name. Dr. William?' pink pills for pale people, and are .void by chemists, and by Dr. Wil- liams' Medicine Company. 46. Holborn Via- duct, London. E.C., at 2s. 9d. a box. or six boxes for 15s. 9d. Pink pills sold loose or from glass jars are non Dr. Williams' pink pills; accept them only in the pink closed wrappers as above de^scrbed.
Waun-wen Burglary. A daring burglary, attended by somewhat unusual circumstances, took place at Waim- wen-road, Swansea, during the early hours of Friday, on premises hi the occupation of Mr- C. Johnson, grocer. Entrance appeared o have been effected by means of a gl;l-s f°_("'r' a pane of whi^h had been cut to allow 0 lock being got at. That the person or pM-son. responsible were old hands at the game is evident from the fact that a s*r\a-n_s> apion was found, cut up and used to pad the in- truder's boots with. A good amount of gro- ceries (including lbs. of tobacco) was^made awav with from the shop, together 'R ith os. 6d. in the till. The thief made his way into the e'a kitchen, where he regaled himself on rice pudding, milk, supplemented with candied- peel. He then secured a bacon knife, and thus armed went upstairs, previovislv taking two mirrors with him. it. is stated, with the object of seeing without being seen. The knife was found on the mat outride the bed- room. in which Mr. and Johnson were sleeping. In the same chamber the burglar abstracted between six and seven (shillings from trousers hanging over a chair, but for- tunately was unable to find a cash-box with some B20 in it. The police have been m- formed, but no arrests have been mad. up to the. present.
At Pontardawe on Friday, the summonses against 47 Gwaun-cae-gurwen colliers for leaving work without notice on February 9th, were again adjourned.
FOOTBALL NOTES. Cardiff bring off a big- Surprise. Championship a Certainty for Newport. Black Day for Western Clubs Swansea far below their proper Form. Swansea. Llanelly, and Aleravon have leO reason to he proud of their performances last Saturday, and for the first ti:r.e th.s season thetlireeieadingWe-tcrn Clubs went away from home and returned back de eated. The greatest surprise was the victory Cardiff over Swansea, on the mud-puddle on the b:inks of the Taff, the verdict going to the Taffsiders by a goal to nothing, to the astonishment of every footballer in the Prin- cipality. On form, Cardiff did not have a fifty to one chance, and the probability of deieat never entered the minds of the Aii ^Miites' supported. But Swansea cannot play in mud six inches deep. and a stroke o: luck gave the victory to the inferior side. Hanehy had all the worst of the refereeirg at Bristol, and went under bv a trv. and this is not the first occasion that the Sc-arl.ns iave been done out of a win on the smie ground. Aberavon met Treorkv. and al- though the ground was not fit- to play on. tiu- teams turned out rather than disappoint ihe spectators. with the result that the hume side won y a goal to a try. I he game will not count in the Glamorgan League competition and has to be replayed Xewpo:t rcr.de:-J a good account of themselves A Bh.ckae-r'i and romped home easv winners bv 5 two tries to nothing/ against a team V-t would not be considered little better i second rate in Welsh football. It cannot be said that the Swans^, have had the best of luck this season, and h was most unfortunate that for :uc-JJ ,11: ;i,i portant nwtch as Cardiff they should ");<' been deprived of the services" of three .-uch players as Trew. Jowett and Fred Scih.e v <hi the other hand. Cardiff were without Uwyn Xicholls and Kestell. ahhough the substitutes. Wayne Morgan and Coughlin. did so well that it i.s doubt-iul v.d:eliic- • the originals were at all mis ed. There was a fairly good attendance, considering the wea- ther. but the Swansea excursion was pdoily patronised, as when the train le.'l the High. Street- Station, the rain was coming dawn so lie:1 vj]y that it deleted many from going up. In the morning the CcuiLH schyfifcoj? and the Swansea schoolboys ];l;.y<\l a ir.ateh on ihp Park, anci made the ground vvor: e than it Park, anci made the ground vvor: e than it Swansea schoolboys ];l;.y<\l a ir.ateh on ihp Park, anci made the ground vvor: e than it would otherwise have been. Bad is too mild a term to descr.be the 'V"ur; it was simply awful, and in addition the mud being inche,s deep, poois of wt ter stood all over the ground, making it almost in-p.'ssible foi tho player-, to keep on their tep.. Swansea lost the toss and had to face the wind. which blew great gusts from the live end. For the tirst- five minutes the White* had all the be.sj of it. and shaped well in every depiirtwi-ent-. The forwards were tlwl) holding their own and heeling out cleanly. At half Owen and Jones were dointr all right, and the threequarters in ce got away several tinjes with nice rounds of pasi^ng. Cardiff were compelled to act. strictlv on the defensive, and once Gordon got away on the right wing. cross punted. and only a flying kick by Wayne Morgan, which sent the ball out of bounds prevented a tr ybeing scored. Thanks to the wind, however, the Cardiff backs relieve dtheir lines after this, and play went to the other end. A cross kick by Winfield ended in Bancroft missing, and only a knock-on spoiled a Cardiff forward from scoring. Once again after this the Blue and Blacks looked like getting over and had their attack showed any skill they were bound to have scored. However. Swansea, defended well, and at the interval there was nothing scored only a few minors. When the teams crossed over. I don't sup- pose there was a. single person on the field but thought that Swansea, were going to win. With the wind behind them, the game looked a "snip lor the Whites, and after the restart things went all right until Coughlin in his own -Jo went away. and. crossing over, threw to Bigg- Freear went for the half back. and this enabled the Cardiff right-winger to have a clear course. Sprinting down the toucu line lie looked all over a scorer, until Dan Rees picked liini up from behind and bowled him over ten yeards from the line. This piece of play seemed to give Cardiff renewed energy, and for quite ten minutes they gave Swansea a fair dust'ing. The visitors seemed absolutely demoralised, es- pecially the forwards, who went to pieces in the most shocking manner. Again Biggs got away, and, cross punting, after drawing the Swansea backs on to him, Hutchings. who had spread across the field, got the ball near the posts and scored without op- position. Wimield kicked a goal, and as things ultimately turned out, this proved the winning jK>int. To Swansea's credit it must be admitted that they bucked up wonderfully afterwards, and played with great dash and deteimina- tion to try and equalise. But what- with the difficulties of handling the grea,sy ball, a.nd lack of variety on the part of the backs, thev were una tile to beat- the deic-nce. Half a dozen times Dick Jones threw the ball in front of the posts to his centres, who were eitner immediately tackled or missed the ball. Hees once nearly did the trick, and Gordon had the the hardest of luck in not. scoring. beinjjj thrown into touch a yard from the line. In the last five minutes play was intensely exciting, and the spectators had an anxious til,-a "c< .1.- 11 .1 r*• me nnes were aoing an me press- nig, whilst Cardiff had shot their bolt. Luck, however, was dead against Swansea, who leu the field defeated by a goal to nothing Considering the state of the ground, the galue was wonderfully open, fast, and excit- ing. On the day's form. Cardiff just deserved to Win, as the players adapted themselves to the conditions ar.d played the light kind of game in the mud. Swansea, on the contrary, endeavoured to play their uKual fee nd ling game, and it ended disastrously. The ground was all against passing, and it was a mistake to try to play it.. It was more a. day for in- dividual work than combination, and u the Swansea backs had utilised the wind in the second ha.lf bv kicking high <tnd fuheiv.ing up. instead of overdoing the transferring busi- ness. the result would liave- lieen different. It is not the first time this season the \V lutes have lo--t through hick of resource, and there is no getting away from the fact that in the last two matches they have exhibited signs of stalene.*» in a most inur&ed manr.er. 'i'he form of the team all round cannot be com. pared to what it was bet ore Christmas, and although most of the players will finish out the sea seer., there is no doubt- tha.t a few will be wiise if they afterwards retire from the game. There is not much more to be said about the match Coughhn. who got into the team through the absence of Kestell, proved a. surpiise lktcket. and exhibited form much a >o\ e toe average. He beat Dick Jones time *} ^ai"-l always gained ground when ball. Biggs, the right wing threequarter, did some verv smart things, snd the credit of the try belongs to him. infield was safe in his fielding, but I was not struck with his kicking. For the losers. Dan Rees, s-took out head and shoulders amongst the backs, and Joseph amongst the forwards. Owen was also very good, a.nd 11 the other members of the team had played as well as these three, Swansea would not now be lamenting a most unexpected defeat. Llanellv took a good team to Bristol and fullv expected to win. The hornethow- ever .rose to the occasion, and. iollv^ing a clever piece of play by ^aughan scored an unconverted t ry. I he S<ar et- mi^ht eas-ilv have equalised m the second lialt lutS the refereeing been what it ought to have been, but everything the Welshmen did WAS called back, and a.s a result, they lost by a try to nothing. On the day's form. Llaneliy qiiite de-served to win. and Gabe and Arnold were in rare form. The Bristol fora-,irds were heavier and stronger than the tmplaters and this was the only department they had any advantage in. This was the first time of the season that Bristol had beaten one of the leadting Welsh Clubs, and The result caused unbounded enthusiasm.
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On Saturday we are promised tile g-ame of the season at St. Helena when Swansea and Newport play their fourth and last match It will be remembered that Swansea won the lirst by two goals to nothing, lost the second by a goal from a mark anci the thijd bv a dropped goal. Alter Newport's brilh'ant victories over Cardiff and Blackheath. they will be warm favourites for this encounter, and ] believe the Amber and Blacks do not for moment think they will be defeated. The unexpected. however, has happened so often of I-tt-e that ;t may happen again, and it wili e.ivise me no surprise to see Swansea win. Certain it is that when ther beat New- port on their own ground earlv in the season ;t was in a ma-t decisive manner, whilst • e\\ port s two wins were to say the least of it. lucky one- So why shouldn't Swansea. lia\e oit of luck th s time? (hi a drv dav I. believe the Whites are o-aa.ally a.1- good a sure as their opponents, and if the team all round play at the top of their form, Newport will lo e. ( Id the other hard, if Swansea p1:lY ..s they did Last Saturclav. tho visitors will romp home. "OUSERVEi; -7-
WHAT TO DO WITH OUR BOYS HOW A GLAMORGANSHIRE V.OMAN STATITEI) IIEn SON IN LIFE. "\Y]w t shall we do with our boys? js a question which nowadays agitates the minds of m,my parent". W,1¡;< 1..1' "What shall we do for our boy* a long time the trouble of Mr. and is. Hill, of the village of Wick. Gl.amorgansW. The lad. who is nine vears of age. was affile■_ ted with St. Vitus' dance, and was the cause of a great deal of anxiety, -and worry to his mother and father However. I)r. lihams' pink pills for pale people cured him. To a representative of the "Bridgend Chronicle"' Mrs. Hill ^e a detailed account of the boy's illness and wonderful recovery. At first "the lienhei noticed some stiange twitchings. but did not suspoct that there was anything seriously wrong with her child until a neighbour suggested that he might be suffering irmn 'M. it us' dance. The bov s actions woiy most irritating. He would make endless plunges at his stockings, and dropped a great deal of his food at meal time-, lie could not be coaxed to remain quiet anywhere. IFÍ" wliole condition was ore oi ubnoimeJ excitement. The symptoms lapidly increased, and there was no doubt in tae moihers mind at last that St. itus' dance had seized her child, for he wa> i.w a-s helpless as a. babv. and could not even but. t'»n his c hit lies. Aiter some time had elapsed, a gi ntl."iia.n recommended them to try Dr. Wiil'ams' pink pills tor p<ile people. Mrs. Hill obtained a oox and before they were all taken an im- provement in the lad's condition had taken pla-ee. The most noticeable sign was a dim- inution in his ieverish activity. 'I he box lasted a. fortnight, and then another was procured The bov continued to_ improv- his appetite, widen had been wondenii y good throughout the illness, being e\ en « u ter and in a shoit time lie was back at .»c!n>i»] again. The -)I axe not. purgative, lILt, on a In. 'I L the contrary, s-trengthemr.g. l' 1 Eve-i-v fortnight the magic jn.ls which were doing so much gen* 7~V'SIF<. l)U1r at the chemists- at Llantw,t Major, and about four months from the time the mother adopted tlie advice given IKT oe;r boy war- coioijletcly restored. Mrs. Hih concluded, io tnem and to them alone we owe the restoration of our lad's health. He is now as well as heart 1, could wish for. and runs about with other Lads, entering into the games with x-jt-t and pleasure. At one time he shunned other children."
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