EUROPEAN SENSATION. Servian King and Queen Mur- dered. Pretender Seizes the Throne. New Government Constituted. Terrible news from Eastern Europe is to hand on Thursday morning. A Reuter's telegram states that a report has reached Cologne from a private source to the effect that the King and Queen of Servia have been assassinated. The report adds that the Army has pro- claimed Peter Karageorgevitch King of Servia. A later message states rhat the Servian troops entered the Palace and assassinated the King and Queen. It is also rumoured that all the Ministers are assassinated. A later telegram from Cologne states 1:11at the following telegram, dated Thursday morn- ing, had been received from a. private source in Belgiade:—"The Army last night pro- claimed Peter Karageorgevitch King cf Servia. "The troops immediately surrounded the Konak and forced their way into the royal Palaœ. "King Alexander and Queen Drag1 were ■ assassinated. "All this occurred between twelve and one -o'clock thus morning. "It is rumoured that all the Ministers were also murdered." Later Reuter telegrams confirm the assas- sination. It is stated that King --kxaador, Queen Draga, and the Prime Minister were shot. A new Government Las been constituted. A representative of the Press Association ■on Thursday morning showed the Serbian Minister in London the Router telegram from Cologne reporting the assassination of th? King and Queen of Servia. His Excellency, who was greatly shockedj at the news, which is the first intimation he had received of the occurrence, R.1id; "I can hardly believe it, although such a terrible event is possible. The elections to the Na- tional Assembly, which were held last week, passed off without any disorder, and resulte in a majority for the Government, which ;s loyal to the King. I was aware that some Radicals were dissatisfied with the present Government, but that the Army should nave committed such an act I cannot comprehend, as it was always devoted to the Sovereign, and wa., well known for its loyalty." His Excellency explained that Prince Peter Karageorgevitch is a claimant to the throne, and is a son of the late Prince Alexander Karageorgevitch, who was a prince in Servia from 1842 to 1359. He is about 60, and married the eldest daughter of the Prinoe of Montenegro. He left the country when his father was exiled in 1859, and since then has resided in Geneva. Switzerland. "The Konak. or Royal Palace," said the Minister, "might have been surrounded by a handful of soldiers, or perhaps by a regiment, and the Palace Guards overwhelmed, and it would have been an easy task if there were any conspirators inside the Palace." With regard to the rumoured murder of Min- isters, his Excellency explained that the es- tablishments of the Ministers of Foreign Af- fairs, War, and Interior are situated in close proximity to the Konak.
WYNDHAM WALK TO GOWER. Eighty Pedestrians Pounding- Away. Stiff Test of Speed and Stamina The Hotel Whyndam, College-street, never presented such a busy appearance as on Thurs- day afternoon, just before the start for the "Whyndam walk." Originating with Mr. D. J. Bassett, the proprietor, who is also one 01 the officials of the Whyndam Cycling Club, the walk soon caught 011, and many of the tradesmen came forward with prizes, though the support from this direction was not quite so much as anticipated. Mr. Trevor Wignal was appointed secretary, and very soon 80 competitors had entered for the contest. They were as follow: — W. E. Cunnitfe, Declan Brien, D. W. Williams, A. H. Pike. J. Mar- tin, F. J. Allen, G. Lane, A. M. J. Griffiths. R. G. Head, F. B. Iveeiser, S. L. Thomas, Win. Thomas, S. H. Thomas. T. G. Clement. L. J. Butt, W. H. Jones, D. T. Evans, G- Riselly, W. Jones, H. Davies, W. Moore, W. Morgan, W. E. Davies, C. Hanson, E. Jarnet', R. J. Beynon, C. Gibbs, R. W. Dowdle. Eug- ene Bratres, R. Arnold, A. Baxter, G. Moon, Thomas Evans, C. Morris, J. R. C. Cooper, T. J. Wilson, J. Da vies, W. Cooper, G. Thomas, E. Davies. C. Bennison, A. Paton, G. Davies, W. H. Tucker, E. H. Doran, P. Smith, D. Paton, E. G. Ace, W. D. Soanes, D. Davies. Joseph Davies, J. Wallis, W. J- Loosmore, D. Watkins, G. Luton, A. Mor- gan, F. E. Williams, J. W. Nicholls, J. W. Phillips, W. Lewis, J. Fucito. T. J. Trew, H. Svendsen, W. H. Jones, G. Jones. M. Evans, W. Le Ressignol, E. Durk, J. Morgan, F. G. Serines, W. J. Hoskins, P. Gullivan, J. T. Roberts. R. Morgan, R. Lewis, J. Payze, E. Allen, W. E. Francis, Ethan James, D. Pro- theroe, — Roberts. The. walk was to Itey- noldstone and back, a distance of about 26 miles—and the officials present at the start which was by a bugle call from the Hotel Whyndam at half-past one, were as follow — Judges, Messrs. Boucher, Long, Lawson, Hil- lard, Capt. A. Thomas, E. Thomas, Bibby, C. Wheeler, Whittaker, Robert Ward, Dan Mor- gan, E. G. Protheroe, Edmonds. Con. Lyons, .and Matthews. captain of pickets, Mr. E. Richards; starter, Mr. W. J. Morgan; re- feree, Mr. J. Long bugler. Mr. J. Davies; course stewards, Messrs. John Griffiths, J. Payze, David Bassett, Walter Bassett, Saun- ders, F. Garland, J. Phillips; timekcepcrii, Messrs. J. Davies and Harry Faulkner; or- .ganiser and chairman, Mr. D. J. Bassett; hon. secretary, Mr. Trevor Wignall. J. H. C. Cooper was a non-starter, and just before the tramp the favourites were A. Morgan, R. W. Dowdle, Eugene Brat-res, and Joseph Davies. The walk was a handicap, the times being kept carefully sealed till the end of the contest, and at the time of the start College- street was so thronged with people as to make the duties of the mounted police exceedingly difficult. However, the utmost order prevail- ed, and the route taken by the walkers was through Gower-street, Heathfield-street, Cra- dock-street and Walter-road on to Reynold- stoe. Most of the competitors were in ath- letic attire, and each one had his official num- ber in large figures pinned upon his back. The weather was fine, but threatening, and the going was rather heavy after the recent showers, one of the remits being that few cyclists accompanied the competitors. There were, however, a number of biakes and traps, and along the line of route to the Lplands hundreds of people thronged the pavements. Collie the winner of the fruiterers walk was among the competitors, and was placed in the last row of the batch, when the men ail went- off in a body at a swinging rate. Though he could take no prize, under cir- cumstances already known, yet Coths decided to walk, and soon showed his pedestrianism by spurting ahead in Walter-road, maintain- ing the had when the Black Boy at Kilhy was reached, at two o'clock, by about a min- ute in front of J. W. Phillips, who was going strong on the greasy road. These two were far ahead of the others, for it was two min- utes later that Cooper, Griffiths, and W. J. Hoskins hove in sight. These were practi- cally together. Fifty yards further in the rear were W. Moore, followed still further by various small batches. Those who brought up the rear looked as though they were done up, or else were taking things mighty easy in the hope probably of wearing the sprinkr:, down. Joseph Davies, among the rear divi -sion, was walking strongly, though not ex- erting himself. Allen and Fucito wer? the last pair at this stage of the journey, md they we rei exactly 15 minutes behind the leader. Collis reached Swansea first at 6.5 p.m., walking in splendid style, and having covered the distance almost; precisely at the rate of six miles continuously per hour. RUNNERS-UP TO CCLLIS. Regular competitors finis-lied as follows: 1. Evans, 2 Dowdall. 3 Griffiths. Morgan, D. Divies, C. Morris, Jones, C. Riseley, E. G. Ace, T. J. Trew S. L. Thomas J. R. C. -Cooper and J. Thomas.
"PASSIVE RESISTANCE" MEETING. Albert Hall Gathering: Rehash of Old Arguments. What was billed as "a passive resistance meeting," was held at the Swansea Albert Hall on Wednesday evening, and was well attended, though the hill was not oy any means uncomfortably packed. )11'. David Roberts (chairman of the Swansea School Board) presided over an audience chiefly made up of those Liberal Nonconformists who arc- always present at these partly political and partly religious gatherings. The chair- man was supported on the platform by the Rev. 0. D. Campbell, M.A. (Haverfordwest^ I and the Rev. W. J. Townsend (ex-president- of the National Free Church Council), who were the chief speakers for the evening; while among others were Revs. W. H. Web her (president of the Swansea, Free Church Council), R. T. Williams, B.A., Casnodyn Rees, Penar Griffiths, J. W. Causton, E. W. Chesher, W. Thomas, M.A., W. bibb on, John Phillips, J. Williams, V.V., R- H- Hughes, C. G. Wheetman, H. Kelly, J. IVL John Phillips, J. Williams, V.V., H. H- Hughes, C. G. Wheetman, H. Kelly, J. IVL Sanders, McA., Morris Morgan, Gomer Lewis, D.D., and W. Jones; Me^rs Gwilym Morgan, Benjamin Thomas, R- G^e, an Richard Watkms. The proceedings began by the singing of a hymn and the offerng of a prayer. The Chairman's speech dwelt upon what he characterised as "the gravity ot the situa,- tion." Under ordinary circumstances, IK confessed that once an Act was passed, as law-abiding citizens, they should uo all in their power to carry out that Act. (Hear, hear.) The manner in which the Education Act of 1902 was passed, however, justiiied their present attitude. He noticed the lory press had been very flippant and amusing over the subject, but the writers generally bad never known what it was to sacrifice any- thing for their religion, and, consequently, were unable to appreciate others making the sacrifice for the religion which they lovei and feared so much (Hear, hear.) The Act of 1902 allowed all sorts of religious doc- trines to be taught by means of the local rates, while it means that in 16,000 schools in England and Whales it was absolutely im- possible for a Nonconformist to obtain the position of head teacher unless he foreswore his own particular religious tenets. On the other hand, Church teachers had a chance ot competing for the plums in the Bond. Schools. It was, in Mr. Roberts' opinion, branding the Nonconformist like a Hottentot, and the policy to be initiated that night was one not of active resistance, though some were prepared to do that, but., as law-abiding citizens, of passive resistance against sup- porting out of the rates any particular reli- gious denomination. (Hear, hear.) Rev. Penar Griffiths noved a resolution strongly condemning the Education Act and pledging the meeting to the policy of passive resistance. It was no pleasure to h.m to move a resolution of that kind, but they had been driven to it as a last resource, just as their forefathers had been driven into the Welsh mountains. They had listened long enough to the tender entreaty, "ray, pay, pay." They had a new gospel that night, and it was "Don't pay." (Laughter and ap- plause.) He argued that this was not break- ing the law, so long as their intelligence and conscience was being questioned. Rev. Mr. Campbell seconded, and at the outset read au extract from a speech by Mr. Asquith to the effect. that the Act lacked all moral courage, and law-abiding citizens were therefore justified in resisting such an ini- quity. It was said there were good things in the Act, but it would be just as reasonable to say there were good things about a bur- glar who threw a piece of meat to a. savage dog in order to ride the house, (laughter. Their resistance to the new rate rested upon the awful authority of conscience, and there- fore they dared to pay it. Emphasising p:1. sive resistance as a duty, he related an inci- dent of a visit to a clergyman, who frankly admitted that they (the Church) would be fools if their schools were only Church schools in name and not used for proselytising pur- poses. There was no denying that it was a clerical, priestly Act, and whatever con- sequences. that wrong must be resisted. (Hear, hear..) The resolution was carried, three, persons dissenting. In proposing the second resolution forming "a Citizens' Passive Resistance League In Swansea for the purpose of more effectually cariying out the foregoing resolution," Rev. J. M. Sanders read a letter from Dr. Raw- lings, who was to have submitted the motion in which the doctor said "I am entirely with you. Our first lint" of defence in Swansea is the County Council; if that fails-l do not think it will—and the sectarian rate is imposed, 1 shall certainly refuse to pay. whatever the result may be. Meanwhile, enrol me in your Citizens' League." (Applause.) Dr. Townsend seconded, and said the new Act was not an Education Act. It nllght, be described as a "short and easy method with Dissenters"-(laughter)--or "illl Act to en- dow denominational schools," or "an Act to destroy School Boards." The- School Boards had been, destroyed notwithstanding that the were a magnificent institution that had brought [thout a decrease in crime. The School Boards' only fault was that they had worked too wet! for the people and too badly for the priest. (Hoar, hear.) Lord Koso- bery had said: "W« must fight this Bill to the death," and they would fight it to the death. He had ventured to ti ll the bishops at the Fulham Palace Conference, when they declined to give way on the representation on the Board of Management, that if there were thirty years' war, they (the Nonconformists) would ,ro into it, and, in the name of God, fight it. (Applause.) The confessional, he declared, was now being largely practised in our National Schools, and, m conclusion, said that their watchword of the present fight, the slogan of Oliver Cromwell Oil the battlefield, '"For God and the Right," until the right was won. (Applause.) The resolution was adopted, and the meet- ing closed with the singing of the National Anthem.
PONTARDAWE COLLIER'S SUICIDE Hang's Himself in a Cowshed. News of the tragic death of Mr. George David Thomas. collier, Rhos and Alltwen. was received by all in the neighbourhood of Pon- tardawe with regret, the unexpected event taking place during Tuesdav. deceased having hanged himself in a cowshed at Alltwen Isaf Farm Ynvsyniond. near Pontardawe. Martyn Thomas (11), son of Mr. Daniel Thomas, owner of the farm and nephew of the deceased, had occasion to proceed to the hayloft at the COM house between six and seven o clock 1 us a J evening, when he noticed his uncle in a stanc ing position and apparently asleep. He im- mediately returned to the house to acquaiiu the servant girl of what he had seen, who in- structed the man servant. Walter Wallace, to accompany the lad to ascertain if such was the case. He at once complied, and to his consternation found the deceased hanging from a beam by a rope and quite cold. Wallace the servant ran to the police, and Acting-sergeant Halo and P.O. Watts proceeded to the barn or (ow- house and had the body cut down. He was quite dead, and had been apparently some time. Wallace states that he saw him alive about 4.0 a.m. the same morning, which was the last time he saw him alive. Dr. Griffiths* was immediately sent for, who pronounced life extinct. The deceased emigrated to Cab- fornia twenty-two years ago, and took up his abode in Colorado, during this time it is al- leo-ed that he met with ■> serious accident whilst following his occupation as miner, front which he never recovered his former health. Two vears ago he relumed to the Old Country and made his home at Rhos, and worked in different collieries. A week or so ago he went on a visit to his sister s at Forchegel Farm. On his leaving there early tins week he complained of hi* bight being much affected, and was afraid that he would loose it. It is therefore conjectured that the re- suit of the accident received in the Suites was the cause of the rash act which touka-way his life. He was a bachelor and in his 52nd year.
The average mortality in the great towns last week was 14.3 per thousand; but at Swansea. the figure was as high as 19, as against 12 at Cardiff.
KILLED ON THE LINE. Sad Disaster near Cockett Tunnel While two Great Western Railway plate- layers were proceeding on Thursday morning to their work on the permanent way at Cockett Tunnel, near Swansea, the. 7.15 a.m. passenger train from Carmarthen dashed into them. One, William Mason, residing at 38, Pwil-street, Landore, was severely injured, his leg being badly crushed. The other, Morris John, Station-road, Cockett, sustained nasty injuries to his head. Both men were conveyed to Landore, and temporarily treated, afterwards being brought to the Swansea Hospital. Shortly after admission it was found necessary to amputate Mason's limb, but after dressing John's head he was dis- charged and went to his home. DEATH OF MASON. The platelayer William Mason, after under- going operation, expired at one o'clock to-day (Thursday.)
£3,000 SQUANDERED. Costly Electric Lighting Blunder Several applications have been received front Port Tenna.nt for the electric light, and it is anticipated that within the next few months the new continuous current cable will be laid across the dock, and the illuniinant supplied to those who desire it. An alter- niavng current cable already sketches across the Tawe at a point near the Jersey Dry Dock. The cost off this, together with lay- ing the cabloe from the Station to the point- indicated, and so over to the other side of the water, approaches £3,000, which appears to be money absolutely thrown away, as it would be no good at all for continuous cur- rent. Tins cable was laid hr fure the present Electrical Engineer (Mr. Prus-mann) was ill- stalled in office, and the question yet re- mains to be answered why the cable was not laid across the dock in the first instance. Evi- dently it was thought at vhe time that the Harbour Trust Engineer would object, and consequently permission does not seem to have been asked. The expense of laying the titer- nating current cable across the river is money tLrown away. Possibly the makers may < ak? it back at 75 per cent. of original cost price, but the probability is the cable will u.ti mutely find its way on to the scrap heap.
SWANSEA PROPERTY COMMITTEE Calvert Street and Alexandra Road Improvements. Swansea Property Committee met on Wed- nesday. Aid. H. Watkins presiding. ALEXANDRA ROAD CHAPEL. The trustees of Alexandra-road Chapel, the site of which lias been offered Messrs. R. E. Jones, made an application for another site on the corner of Alexandra-road and Orchard- street. and also for a licence to assign the pre- sent chapel, but the sub-committee ^com- mended that the offer made be declined. Mr. David Davies moved that the minute be referred back for reconsideration, and ex- plained that Messrs. R. E. Jones had offered £ 5,000 for the chapel, the assumption being that if he got the building he would enter into possession of their lease, which had an un- expired term of t*J years, and which carried with it J350 a year rental. The matter had (been before the Corporation for three years, and the trustees should be given the licence to assign because the arrangement would materi- ally benefit the town. If they did not do that the town stood to lose, for at present no rates were paid, whereas if Mr. Jones secured the chapel site, upon which he intended to erect bakehouses, etc., there would be an annual increase in the rates of £100 while the Cor- poration would also have a new tenant on the Alexandra-road. For what was a back street. the Corporation ought not to expect 17s. 6d. per foot frontage, the same as was obtained in the Alexandra-road. It was an essential condition of the arrangement that the chapel authorities should receive £5.000, of which £3,000 was for the new building, and the £2,000 to liquidate a present debt. He wanted the Corporation to conduct its estate on business lines, and he was himself en- couraging the arrangement because it would he thought do a great public good, and in- directly be aiding a struggling cause. Mr. Jones was at pre.-ent a rate-paver, paving over £ 500 a year in rates, and yet for three years he had negotiated in vain, and was now asked to pay £350 a year for a back street site. Mr. Gwilym Morgan agreed that the price being asked was more than £1 per foot front- age. Mr. Davies Thirty shillings. He was. pre- pared to add to his amendment that the land fee offered at its market value. From the start to finish it had been a chapter of blunders. Mr. David Harris urged that the chapel authorities would not surrender their lease in the Alexandra-road Chapel except that they had let to them another site in the Alexandra- road on their own terms. Mr. E. W. Jones said the Corporation ought not to impose any terms whatever with regard to the licence to assign. „\lr. Moy Evans said the Corporation ought to sanction the licence to assign, and let the. land at market value. The amendment was agreed to. SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION. Permission to the Sunday School Union was given for the use of the Market on June 16th. CALVERT STREET IMPROVEMENT. The proposed Calvert-street improvement came before the sub-committee. The St. Mary's Church authorities had offered the Corporation eight houses, providing the town bought the remaining five from Mr. Goldberg, the owner. pulled the whole row down and erected railings abutting on this side of the churchyard. Mr. Goldberg asked £1,100 for the five houses, and the Works Committee agreed to pay it. The Council referred the matter, and the sub-comnirttee now recom- mended that the Corporation contribute J3500 towards the doing what was necessary to make a 40ft. roadway only. Some discuissioni ensued as to what benefit the Church would get by the improvement. Mr. Dd. Davies pointed out that the vsue was what was the commercial value of the improvement. It should be remembered tnat :> paa t of the land not necessary for the road- way was. to be converted into an open space, and a.s this was one of the oldest and most congested spots in the town such ail open space would be a boon to the children. But hi:* point was that if they in the future wanted to go in for that improvement and had to encounter a, body of churchwardens in- fluenced more by financial co'iib-iderations than the present ones, the Corporation might have to pay as many thousands as hundreds now. Dr. Rawlings was in favour of the lai-ge- scheine, so that the road might be improved, and a dilapidated row of houses removed. Mr. E. W. Jones moved that the committee be asked to accept Mr. Goldberg's offer, and that J31,600 be borrowed for the work. The amendment was carried. A further amendment- by Mr. Harris that Corporation pay half cost of improvement was lost. and during the consideration, of it Mr. Martin said that unless the Churchyard were thrown open it would be a waste of public money to spend .61.600 on a .side street. Both Mr. E. W. Joius and Mr. Dayid Davies took eX( apt ion to the- statement Jiat it was a side street, and it was pointed out 1.Ia.t bv the improvement the traffic in Oxfxd- siroet might be relieved. Mr. D. Griffiths moved that the whole mat- ter be referred back. (Oh!) Mr. Solomon submitted that the amend- ment was out of order. The Chairman ruled it was in order. Mr David Davies: Our conduct in this business is just the thing that enables the public to level the reproach that we are an unbusinesslike body. Mr. Martin objected to tha*. The amendment first carried by one vote was on a recount. lost by two vdes-I5 to 13. Dr. [Nuimgs observed that he would vote for the improvement whether the church- ward were open or not. However, the Vh.urehvard authorities might be asked to open it. though he did not suggest the place should be. used as a playground. TIe suggestion was accepted, and )11'. E. W. Jones' amendment confirmed.
EX-SWANSKXTXERIC A DEA CON. On Sunday last, in Salisbury Cathedral. Mr. Alfred John Baker, was ordained a deacon bv ihe Bishop of Salisbury, and was afterwards licensed to the curacy of Wilton. Mr. A. J. Blake was for many years con- nected' with Holv Trinity Church, in this sown, but for the'last six yc>ns he has resided at Torquay.
SWANSEA GRAIN TRADE. The Swansea grain trade promises to be a busy one during the next few day?. The steamers Falsbaw and Durham, and a large French sailing ship are due with substantial consignments from Eastern Europe and irom South America.
RESURRECTION OF THE F AMOUS DETECTIVE New York, Sunday Night.-A letter from Sir Conan Doyle says that he is coming to spend the summer at Montauk. in order to re- vive bhenock Holmes in a series of stories and mysteries of American origin. With a view of obtaining local colour, lie hais leased a hotel which is usually vacant in summer but in the winter is a sporting centre.—"Standard."
CONSIDERABLE ALTERATIONS AT SWAXSEA SOUTH DOCK. The whole aspect of the north-east of the South Dock basin has changed. Steam cranes and pih-s, concrete blocks and stones every- wliere blot out the summer skv. The reason for it aq is the imminent transformation of the Pockett s passenger wharf and the adjacent quay around to the comer of Glasgow Wharf, into serviceable quayside accommodation for the Swansea Harbour Trustees. The well of the old lock-gates are alreadv being used as .-helter for minor craft., and when the exten- sive improvements are completed, a not in- considerable addition to the port's dock acre- age will have been acquired.
DATE OF SIR DAVID DALE. 5 NEXT VISIT. I le next meeting of the Conciliation B nrd ior the coal ^raJe of South Wales and Mon- moutbshiro has been fixed for June 25th, y. he in the members will a.gain meet Sir David Dale, Bart., the independent person ap- pointed under the agreement to decide the dinerencea oetweeri coalowners and workmen on the two points of equivalent selling p-ice ;«nu the minimum and prices of woikui°r;M l.oufce CCKU. Under the agreement Sir Da-vid iii3 to give his decision <> on the hou-e coal qfestion 011 or before June 30th, out it is l'oi.:OO that both questions can '<? formally dealt with before that date.
BIG INCOME EXPECTED FROM THE c ABER ESTATE. swansea Intermediate and Technical Edu- cation Committee met on Monday, when a re- port was submitted upon the proposed devel- opment of the Aber Estate. It was decided to advertise for a surveyor to layout a sec- tion of the estate lying* east of the road be- tween Nantymoel and Tvnewvdd. Great ex- pectation is felt that. a large income will re- sult from the building upon the estate. Ten- ders were opened for the electrical equip- ment of the college, and were referred to Mr. Prussmann, electrical engineer. Principal Owen brought forward certain modifications regarding the scholarship8 and a sub-eoni- mittee was appointed to deal with them.
WHERE THE GREAT WESTERN SLEEPERS GO TO. At Swansea, on Monday, Elizabeth Davies, 185, Grey-street; Mary Davies, 184, Grey- street; Mary Ann Clement, 3, Grey-street; Mary Ann Phillips, 5. Grey-street; Elizabeth James, 7, Grey-street; and Elizabeth Ann Morgan, 6, Grey-street, all married, were charged with stealing timber, value 2s. 8d., from the Great Western Railway Co.—Mr. rwp w's prosecuted.— John Norman, G.W.R., inspector, was on a light engine passing down the line when he saw Elizabeth Davies and Mary Davies pull a. sleeper over the fence.—P.C. Jones went with him to Grey- street, where they found several sleepers and other portions of an old fence in defendants' houses. Defendants were fined 5s. each.
SWANSEA LADIES' DELEGATE TO MARLBOROUGH HOUSE. The Ladies Auxiliary of the Swansea Satur- day Lifeboat Fund met at the Guildhall on Friday, Miss Dillwyn presiding. The busi- ness was to elect a. lady representative to go to Marlborough House on July 3rd, when the Princess of Wales, President of the National Ladies' Auxiliary, will receive purses. Upon the proposition of Mrs. Williams, seconded by Mrs. W. Tan-, 'Mass Dillwyn was appoint- ed representative.—Mr. Solomon said there were 28 or 30 invitations for a second- repre- sentative, to be' distributed amongst the prin- cipal towns, and it was probable Swansea would be invited to send a second delegate.— Mis. Hocking, Coastguard House, wrote con senting to serve on the committee. The Coastguards promise to render ail assistance possible to the success of the fund.
SUNDAY NIGHT HARMONY OV THE MUMBLES TRAIN. At Swansea, on Wednesday, Emma Thatcher and Mlrrgaret Jennings, widows, Swansea, were summoned bv the Swansea and Mumbles Railway Company for inter- fering with the comfort of pa^sen^ers on Sunday. May 31.—Mr. Leeder, who prose- cuted, thought the. magistrates would see the necessity of inflicting the minimum penalty. Inspector Rees said he heard a ore at noise of singing, and saw that the. women were re- sponsible. for it. lie warned them more than once. He had received continual compiamts from persons living along the route.—P.C. Roach said that at West Cross boti women were singing, and refused to discontinue when requested.—P.C. Kurnow corrobo- ra et Jennings said she was not singing, she hacl lost her voice for three weeks, though she had been engaged in that profes- xr°U u denied the offence.—• is. Henry w;t«s called, and denied there had been any singing at all.—Each defendant was fined. 20s.. or 14 days.
Vk ESLEY ANNIVERSARY SERVICES. Sunday school anniversary services in con- nection with Wesley Chapel. Swansea, were Sontl°T 1^ J!ev- 11 Wilson Hopkins, V Mission, officiating. The con- gregatlons throughout the day were very aige. and an interesting flower service took pia.ee in the afternoon, the children's floral 0 .erings being afterwards sent to cheer the \yuds of tae Hospital and Workhouse. In ie cNvmng, the gifted young preacher dis- comsei from the text "One thing thou lack- est. Respectability was not Christianity, lie argued, and howe-ver good a.nd virtuous a man may be, self-salv-ation was an impossi- 1 + Complete abandonment and sumen- ( ci to Christ was the first necessity. In the course of further remarks, Mr. Hopkins a."I- serted that a sterner type of Christian cliar- ader was needed in these days. The sing- ing, even for Wesley school, 'was unusually good; Dr. Horatio Rawlings wielded the baton. and Mr. n. T. Hughes presided at the organ. On Monday evening, the Rev. YVil- son Hopkins lectures at Weslev Chapel on the Slum Children of London." The otier- tones will be devoted to the School Funds.
OLD SWANSEA PARISH CLERK'S TI, ^F;PVFL OBSEQUIES. Ihe tuneral of the late Mr. John Jones, for main years parish clerk to St. Mary's Church, Swansea, took place on Friday amid many manifestations of respect. A service conduct ed by the Revs. T. Morris (who read the prajers) and J. A. Morgan took place at the i1^?1 ,1 the hymns being "Lead kindly light and Peace, perfect- peace," after w hich the cortege proceeded to Danvgraig Cemetery, where the same ministers officiated. The Rev TS. Richards, St, Mathews, was also present. The, Vicar, the Rev. and Hon. W. Talbot Rice, had previously expressed his intention of officiating, but luid been called unexpected- ly away. The principal mourners were Mr. and Mrs. Detective "Joseph Lewis (son-in- law and daughter). Mr. and Mrs. Devonald Jones (son and daughter-in-law) Mrs. Men- delssohn Parry (daughter Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Williams (daughter and son-in-law) Misses Bertha, Net: and Master Cliff Lewis; and Misses^Elsie and Viola Parry (grand-child- ren) Mr. Thomas Dew, Cardiff (nephew) Mrs. Jones. Iredegar (sister) and family- The other lelatives included Mrs. Williams (Ten- by). Miss Davies (Morriston* Mrs. Hughes (Swansea). Mr. and Mrs. Gough (Tredegar), and Mr. and Mrs. Wells (Skewen). There were ako present a large number of friends, who accompanied the body in carriages and ( on foot to Danygraig. The bearers were :— Messrs. George Jones, J. B. Read, W. Jen- kins, and John Dowdall. The funeral ar- rangements were in the hands of Mr. D. C. Jones. Swansea). The bells of St. Mary's tolled a fcolemn dirge prior to the service, which was "largely attended. The wreaths, which were numerous and handsome, included on exquisite cross from deceased's four chil- dren, wreaths from his grandchildren, and relatives and friends.
ALLu-^J-jJ SERIOUS CASE OF CRUELTY I AT SWANSEA. Jordan, a Trewyddfa. collier, Plasmarl, is to be proceeded against for an alleged bad case of crueltv to a dog, the property cf [ Councillor William Williams, of Pajk-tem-, Morriston. The evidence will be of a. painful nature.
UNSUCCESSFUL CONCERN DISPOSED OF AT LAST. We understand that the Cliff Railway (n Constitution Hill, Swansea, has. at length, been sold by the Company, and the cars, machinery, rails, etc, will all be taken away by the purchasers as soon as possible. Mr. Lowndes is tho purchaser.
SWANSEA CONSTABLE'S WIFE'S DEATH. )1rs. Northcote. wife of P.C. Northcote, Swansea, died on Monday evening at Mansel- tou. A sad aspect of the demise is that P.C. Northcote was attending the funeral, with other constables, of the iwfe of ex-Sergt. Coward, at Oockett, when he received word of his wife's illness. When given permission had succumbed. Deceased was 44 j ens of age and leaves eight children.
NEATH NOTES. Schoolboy's Plunge into Journal- ism. Cricket Match Report: Sly Digs at Batsmen. Gwyn Hall and Bethania Fireworks "I have got all idea that I could write a report of thirt afternoon's maicii," chirped a little county school boy to me at the conclu- sion of the great game on Saturday. "\Yell, YOll shall have a try," I replied. "And you will publish it in the 'Cambrian?' "Well. that all depends. If it is good I will."—"()h it'll be all right. I'm satisfied on that point." Tilis little nipper was older than ins physical stmotuie would have suggested. and, moreover, as I learned afterwards, is one of the smartest boys in the school. True, to his promise, I received the report on Mon- day, and. with the hope that it will afford some little amusement- to my readers. I pub- lish it. He is candid in his criticism, and 1 trust the plavers, particularly those who toil in banks, will appreciate what he says. "Dear -Observer,' he begin*, "you will find the enclosed report smart and right up- to-date. You will see I have a style of my own, which, I think, might be copied with advantage by cricket scribes generally. ou mast admit that-most cricket reports are very dull reading. There is no "go"; there J." 110 life in them. In the following you 11 find plenty of "go." and, as far as 1 am able to judge—and my judgment is usually sound and reliable—a good deal of humour." Well, on Saturday we opened our new ground with which 1 am far from satisfied, the pitch is too flow, and the hillocks thereon might be removed with just the expense en- tailed by a man and a ho;se and can, for a day. liien it would appear that the gover- nors want to make money at the expense ot cricket, out of hav, foi the grass in the out- field is ieet high in some places. I wonder if any of our governors liave ever seen a cricket match. These- are broad hints. Will they be taken? To return to the game. We boys had io go in first, and Mrs. Davies, the wife of our respected headmaster, sent up the first ball to Powell. It wasn't a bad bmd-fur a woman—one of the old-fashioned under- handed sort. Why women can't sling then arms over like a man I can't undei-stand, and why thev can't throw a stone the same as we can passes my comprehension. But they can't. They don't try, and therefore sym- pathy would be wasted. To go back. Mrs. Davies seemed to have a hazy idea that the three sticks were somewhere in front of her. Powell stepped to leg and he could have swiped her for four. But Powell is a genje- man, sometimes. He w,as on Saturday, for he gently turned the ball to leg. There was some clapping of hands, and some hysterical screams from th? girls, who had assembled in force to watch their superiors play. Our fellows. Powell and "Nip, stood up to the bowling well, the latter disheartening Farnie and Archie Davies. Farnie and Davies are not bad bowlers for bank chaps, and. more- over, they are both decent fellows. Po\yelJ was the first to go, he having made five- in capital style. Phillips, who is a favourite with the girls, came in for y, great reception. but it seemed to upset him, and he blushingly retired after he had made a pal-try three. When Willie Moigan wenL in there was some fun and leather-hunting. He hit Fuime and Archie Davies all over the place, and carried his bat through for 19. It was a great performance. With the exception of Strick and Moigan, our fellows did not play ip to reputation, and the innings closed for 55. of which the banks had contributed 9 by faulty fielding. Here I may as well say tha.t 1 think the girls should not be allowed to :ome to our matches. They unnerve some of the chaps they are sweet on. That is only natural. A fellow goes in. knowing .that Ins girl is iooking at him. and he tries to do wonder-, wkli the result that he makes a. "blob. Five of our chaps did this on Satur- day. It wouldn't be so bad if they would keep quiet. But who ever heard of a woman keeping quiet for t'vo minutes? Well they can't help it, and. I suppose, are more to be pitied than blamed. After a lest, for the bank fellows were tired, A. W. Green and C. E. Brown were sent to the wickets to begin for the banks. A. W. Green is the manager of the L. and P. Bank. He's a jolly chap .100, all we boys like him. But he can't play cricket. Powell proved this by clean bowling him before he had made a run. C. E. Brown is the .new thap. at the London City and Midland. W e don't know much about him yet, but he seems a. decent fellow. And he can bat, too. He gave us more trouble than any of our op- ponents. But, after he had made 9. Hairy Clarke bowled him beautifully. Archie Da- vies and Harry Davies once again deuion- stiated the fact'that they have a very- elemen- tary "grasp" of the bat, and were.dismist-ed easily. Then came the veteran J. W. Price. He is the cashier at the Capital and Counties, and is one of the nicest fellows you could meet in a day's march, as the saying goes. We bovs always extend a hearty welcome to him'; he's so homely and good natuied. The only thing we were sorry for on Satur- day was that he didn't m;ike top score. But he made 7, which wasn't at all bad for an old 'un. The rest- of the Banks were no good ai all. Thomas. Farnie, and Yendall went out for "blobs" (quicker than they came in). Schencv was run out for a similar "score" Lewis made three, and Arthur Murray Hag- gaid, who looked very well in his togs.par- ried his bat through. Although he didn't, make any runs this must have been a source of much satisfaction to his side, to say noth- ing to himself. His average will be a good one this season, if he can only keep it up. The Banks had only PUii together 30. and we thus won by 25 runs. Farnie and Archie Davies bowled well for the losers, while on our side Harry Clarke, who took seven v ;/> kets for a very few runs, was simply ir-csi.s tible. It was a nice, enjoyable game, 1 the Banks didn't do so badly when r.m come, to consider the talent opposed to them. We are looking forward 10 tlie return match, and as the Banks need encouragement, wc'mav let them win The Education Bill conference has come and gone. The usual heroics were indulged in, and threats of cheap martyrdom were launched broadcast at those "stupid and ig- norant gentlemen" who are "muddting up the iifairs of this great and mighty nation." The conference itself was a homely Jittlc affair. Held within the sacred precinct of Bethania 'jail, under the shadow of ,he Welsh Baptist Chapel. 1 lie Rev. T. W. George presided, And. apart from heroics, made a neat and sensible little speech. Councillor E. S. PhsJ- lips, who followed, said a good deal about nothing, his remarks being received with deep appreciation by the stalwart sons of Non- conformity, who are all bulging with en- thusiasm to spend a few months in goal for tlie sacred cause they-all hold so dear. Coun- cillor Hopkin Morgan was the only speaker who said anything pracically worth listening ,0. and his description of the Education Bil] in its applicability to Glamorgan wa.s full ot informing matter. He showed how it would probably work, and how the democratic County' Council would po^ibly defeat some of the objects of_the Ac:, which are mus-uu« to the sons of Nonconformity. Tjle pu>v" j* Evans Jones, of Skewen. was terribly in "ear- nest, and there is a possibility oi' „UV ti.Hhn<' him included m a revised ,nd u lo date y » won of I ox s Boole of Mar.yis" (li tlie future. He dashed nght. mto the thick of the pdu canon controversy, and knocked the member, of the Government down one after the other like ninepins. ],. was glowing, blazin*. in- flammable speech, ancl the wonder is with Cour.- ilior E. S. Phillips so near that there was noi an explosion. But all was soon ended—ended in one of those resolutions which burden the world's waste paper bas- k<jt. And are of so much pecuniary ad van- U.ge to the paper manufacturers. The evening meeting was _well, attended very we); attended for the time ot the year. I The member for the Swansea Parliamentary ¡ District. Division presided, and the proceed- ings opened with the singing of "Onward Christian soidiers." It was a soul-stirring performance. The platform was occupied with bLiick coated and white-tied Nonconfor- mist ministers, WHO .smiled down on the audience with beaming beneficience. The chairman, made a happy speech, just the sort of thing which "takes" on such occasions, and. during his remarks, showed that he was f not such an opponent of the passive resistance policy, as was generally though. In fact, lie surprised most of us by practically declar- ing in favour of it. When near the end he suddenly disclosed the gift of phophecy, for he could see the silver lining of the cloud, ,h:ch had hung so darkly and heavily over the Liberal partv. The silver lining was the downfall of the Conservative Government, and the elevation to power of the Liberals, All well, may the remedy be no worse than the disease The Rev. J. Hirst Hoilowell did "hollo I well." He made a bright speech, and an ef- lective one too—one that was evidently much appreciated by the audience, with the excep- lion of a certain gentleman, who could only be quieted by being given a place on the platform, ihe speaker condemned the Gov- eminent .ho1us bolus, painted a vivid word- picture of their glaring errors, and encour- aged the passive resisters in such a manner that must have made scores present sigh for the cool retreats of prison cells. He told one good story, illustrative of the deafness to protest of the Conservative Government. 1 will give it as nearly as I can. A gentleman was once lecturing in Balti- more, and, as is usual, was doiiig his level best to earn the appreciation of his auditors. But he was being interrupted from time to time by a person at the back of the hall, who sa.d 111 a complaining tone, and with verv pronounced iankee accent: "Speak up, stranger, can't hear." The lecturer raised Ins voice, but still came the querulous voice "Stranger, speak up; can't hear." And the lecturer, anxious to oblige, shouted until lie wa." alarmed iit tin? sound of his yoice reyer- be rac ing throughout the hall, and for the stability of the building. But 'twas of no avail, for again came that voice: "Speak up. stranger: can't hear." The lecturer lost his temper, but did not forget his scripture, and he shouted in stentorian tones: "Tell thee what, stranger, when the recording angel puts one foot on the water and the other on the earth, and blows his trump Joud enough to wake the dead, there'il be one fool in Bal- timore who'll say 'Speak up. stianger, can t hear. Speaking at Monday's educational confer- ence at Neath, the Hey, T. W. George got into heroics at the conclusion of his speech. This is what lIe said; "Gird on your armour. for we have a grave struggle before us—<»ne of the greatest struggles in the history of Nonconformity. We must be prepared to fight, to bleed, and even die for the sacred cause for which our ancestors sacrificed so much." ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON. tWilli apologies to both.) St. George, a valiant knight was he, As strong and stalwart as could be; His Hashing eye and martial cry, Made craven spirits fall and die. Through all the land' his fame was known, From wan ior stern to feeble crone; And when abroad his walks he took, They gaz'd on him with 'frighted look. And. behold, one day, not long ago, Wand'ring, he met a savage foe It was a dragon, fierce and strong. "Now," said St. George, -'we shan't be long." The dragon roar'd, the cavern shook. His eyes belclrd flames with every look. He twisted round his maily tail. And launched it at the coat oi mail. Thwa.ck went the tail against the mail. And the good knight turn'd deadly pale in sooth it wa.s a fearful shock, But St. George stood him like a rock. Aside he deftly turned his horse, Shot forth his lance with all his force Bit1, armour was too strong for craft St. George held but a broken shaft. The dragon rushed upon the knight, It was a tierce and bitter tight; St. George was valiant, true and brave, But in those jaws he saw his grave. And as the dragon chew'd him up, Quoth lie: "This is a bitter cup." And what was the dragon gentle reader tell Before whose prowess the doughty warrior fell ? Believe me. for what I'm stating is a fact, "J was iliac hoirid imposition—'The Educa- tion Act. The annual meeting of the Nursing Insti- tute was a very successful affair. It was well attended. True, there were but few gentlemen present, but there were plenty of ladies, and, after all, it's the women folk who are best qualified for the work of such an association. In all such undertakings, the first essential is money, and 1 was delighted to hear fiom Mrs. Card's report that the re- ceipts had considerably increased, compared with. tlie previous year. and that, notwith- standing the great and noble work the as- sociation is doing, the expenditure had in- creased by but a very small amount indeed. For fear that the editor may be jealously careful of space, ) propose heie to give a few statistics which will speak eloquently of the good work of the institute: Mrs. Gibbins. the hon. secretary, told us that the two nurses had visited between them 256 patients, and that the total number ot visits was 6.439. 1 can speak from personal knowledge of the excellent qualifications and the kindly and •sympathetic care of the nurses, and those who have never come closely in contact with them or the working of the association can form but a veiy inadequate opinion of the great boon and blessing they are to many. Truly, as Aid. Edward Davies said. thev are engaged in a divine work. I do hope that the people of Neath will subscribe, each and everyone— no matter how little, for every Iktle helps so that the scope of this noble institution may be widened and its power for good be equal to the ever increasing strain upon 1.- The L>ca! Government Board have con- firmed the order of the County Council amalgamating the parishes of Neath Middle and Neath Higher, whereat Mr. loin W il- liams, the well-known schoolmaster of G'lvn Neath, and member of the Neath Rural D'IS- triet Council, is greatly rejoiced. He it was who started the ball. No wonder then h. gind the goal is reached. I was talking to the doorkeeper at the Neaih Workhouse the oih-*r day anrl j • i • • dn<a much amused was 1 w to the conversation, which was something hke tlm, "H„w are ungj,n. T>dly. We!. pmt ti(h; C W ? up "at the L v 1 ll* But the worst messages. %Md V-f mucb in ^nTin& '-•^■w~" _-i>" •" r3 years old, you r'mSiir l -V"u c' 1 -itlier do that than be confined to ;!0 house UJ] day long?"Yes, J vould indeed."—••I should say tluu you a VM.V good iiiiie. 1'm sure Mrs. Mills \ti\ good io you?"—"Yes; she's u kind 1.V "('11. you haven't much to grumble •ll- i)U<L thare's one thing that tries 1!,p awiuliv sometimes—when 1 ani sitting ■ hir,king.What is that ?"—"Well, tn "pil ;>->a tin- truth, sir. the. worst of the pi«ce is there's no v>-cietv there." A N eats lite went into a Swansea hotel on Sunday night and called for a small Bass. Me iv'-i littie chap. and. although some way -t twentv doesn't look it. The barmaid tra/ed down' at him and'asked "Are you over 14 mv bov?" Meinbeis of the Conservative ('h,b will apprecia te (his. They know him. v A ](veal gentleman at Monday evening's education meeting at Neath caused some an- novance to the speakers by interrupting every now and again. Mr. Bryumor Jones. K.C". M.P.. who was in the chair, got over the difficulty, by inviting him on the platform.. He wen: and sat in the front row. gazing beniginly on tTie audience, and apparently listening appreciatively to the speaker, whom he had previously done his best to' upset. 'There's nothing like "Butter." 'Even a little is soathimr. And what might a "fiplrJ" full <1, "OBSERVER."
MEY'SWATCH SPRING COSERT THE MOST SHAPELY AS WELL AS THE MOtT DURABLE IN THE TRADE. Once tried always wore. DEPOT- RHYS THOMAS. 81, OXFORD STREET, SWANSEA
LIBERAL ASSOCIATIONS INVITATION TO MR. H. MORTON HEDLEl. We learn that Mr. H. Morton Medley, bother of Mr. E. Hall Hedley, Pontardawe, ha,s not yet replied to the invitation of the Tynemouth Liberals to contest that constitu- ency. but he is expected to make known his decision at an early date.
DR. EBENEZEH DAVII-X Dr. Eben-czer Davies is retiring from the position of medical officer to the owaiisc i Post (iffice employees, after over 30 years' service. His duties as the Borough Medical Offir?r of Hedth are increasing with the growth of iv e town, and lie feels compelled to give up most oi his other work in order to devote more at tentions to them.
CARNEGIE AND SWANSEA. No letter has yet been received in Swansea from Mr. Carnegie with respect to a gift for public library purposes. The question now arises as to whether it would be politic to re- open the question, and again write to Mr. Carnegie. The suggestion is thrown out that the influence of Sir John Jones Jenkins might be sought, as he is a personal friend of the American millionaire.
CORINTHLA" RUNS ON THE ROCKS. News has been received by Messrs. Good- year and Company, shippers, of Liverpool, of the stranding of one of their steamers, tohe Corinthia, a v^il-known Swansea tra- der. on Stroma, lslano in Peatiand I irth. The vessel, which was bound with sleepers from Dantzig to Liverpool, is pre- sumed to have run on the locks in a fog. Tb# forehold and engine-ioom are reported full of water. The Corinthia carried a small number of passengers, all of whom were safely landed.
MUMBLES WEDDING. At Ovstermoutli church. 011 Wednesday, the nuptials were solemnised of Mr. Henry* Aug- ustus Ellis, the Swansea and Ovstermoutli cricketer, and Miss Mary Cicely Morgan, eld- est daughter of the late Mr. J. M. Morgan (of Llovds' Bank, Swansea), and Mrs. Mor- gan of No 5. Langkind-road. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr Hugh Mor- gan The bridesmaids were the Misses Edith and' Marjorie Morgan (sisters of the bride), and Mollie Lewis (Cefn) Dr. E. A Ellis of Cambridge and London (brother of the bride- groom) acted as best mam Ihe ofociatiug clergyman was the Bey- Haiold S. W illiams (vicar) Oystermouth. 1he happy coup e sub- sEquently left for London and Scotland.
BEQUESTS TO DOG FANCIERS. By the will of one of its oldest and most prominent members, Mr. J. Clement James, of Fishguiirdj and an old Swansea resident and footballer, who died on May 19th last, the Welsh Terrier Club has received a bequest i of JB100 for its sole use. That well-known 'doggy man," Mr. Harry Rees, of Narberth, who was one of the executors of Mr. James's ] will, was bequeathed the sum of £500, whilst Mr. Lewis Pugh, now manager of Mr. Macin- tosh's kennels at Hereford, but for many years resident- at Haverfordwest, also benefits to the extent of £100. Strange as it may seem, although Mr. James spent some thousands of pounds in his efforts to breed the famous Welsh terrier he somehow or other always managed to knock up against something better at the shows at which he exhibited.
OLD SWANSEA CAPTAINS DEATH ABROAD. Information has reached West Hartlepool of the death of Captain Jenkms, which took place at Tenerifie. Deceased, who was 5l veare old. was a native of Swansea, having lived at Waunwen-terraee foi many years, bein°" master of the Emily W^ers, of Swan- 2a His eldest brother is Mr. James Jm_ Ens, Dvfatty-terrace. Deceased was for m inv years in the employ of Messrs. Cover- dale" and Co.. of West Hartlepool, and was-! master of the steamer Skerrynore. By }lis o-enial disposition he gathered a large circle of friends who sincerely mourn his loss. He was put ashore at leiienffe suffering from paralysis, which was the cause of death Capt. Jenkins leaves a widow and a lamilj of four. He was a Freemason.
MR. B BENNETT, OF SWANSEA, ELECTED PRESIDENT, Messrs. B. Bennett, W. O. Jenkins and W. H. Billings, Swansea, aUeiukd the an- nual meeting of the South Building Trades Employers' Federation at Newport on Monday. iMfr. B. Bennett (Messrs. Bennett Bros., Swansea) was elected president; Mr. W. 0. Jenkins, Swansea, one of the auditors; and Mr. W. H. Billings, Swansea, secretary.. Notice was given that the painters were on strike at Preston, and the bricklayers at Wal- sall, and the secretary was instructed to taka the usual steps.—The Cardiff representatives submitted the amended dralt programme for the meeting of the National, which was to be held in Cardial in July next. Several siig- gvsUons were m.Irk. re same, and it was re- solved to ask the Cardiff Association to 1,1'" range a boat trip for the thirdi day.
MAN AND WIFE DEALT WITH AT SWANSEA. Before the Swansea magistrates, on Tues- day, Morgan Evans, seaman, and Sarah Jane Evans, his wife, were charged with stealing and receiving a clock, value 3s. 6d., from Reed's Stores, Rutland-street.—George Reed, | second-hand goods' dealer, said the clock was on a table near the door 011 May 19th. De- fendants we're often in his shop as customers. On Mav 22 he missed it.—John Durnphy (D. Thomas and Co., pawnbrokers) said the clock w as pawled on May 22.—-Detective Uavws said the woman replied, "Yes; that clock was given to me to pawn." Th2 man said. "it i v as I v ho stolo it, and gave it to her to • pawn."—The man pleaded guilty; the woman < not guilty.—The male defendant was then ] clarged with stealing a. clock, value Vs., from Nc. 2, Baker-street, the property of Kliza- be-ih Evans.—Complainant- said she last saw the clock on the mantel in the kitchen, on • May 25.—Thomas Smith, "Bunch of Grapes.' Mariner-street, told how he bought the cJc-kj ] from defendant. Defendant said that his wife had left him, and lie was selling ,'iis things. He gave defendant 3s. 6d. far b it.— Defendant again pleaded guilty, and was sent to prison for a month on each charge, and Sarah Jane Evans for 14 days.—A further charge uf stealing a garment from Mrs. Fieedman, pawnbroker, was withdrawn.
TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM DEAFNESS. A plea on behalf of children with defective healing id published in the last issue of the "Review of Ear Diseases." The Editor points out the necessity for frequent tests of the hearing, and gives some excellent advice 011 the care and treatment of the ears, which should be read by all parents who take an in- terest in their children's future. As this number of. the "Review" is intended for puiJ. lie benefit, a free copy can be obtained by addressing the Edtior, Drouet Institute, 10, Marble Arch, London, W. Another special feature of the "Review" is the enclosure 01 a. Patient's Report Form, for the benefit of i thosj who wish advice-, for which no fee it charged, if given by correspondence.
IN LIGHTER VEIN. Can a renegade Irishman be said to be hat-i of Erin? A man never feels how insignificant he m untj; lit attends his own wedding. Procrastination is the thief of time, and Castle-street has a lot on It's conscience. Swansea's cliff railway won't "go off." 18 it because there's not a good "report" about it ? "TIle woi>vt of the Neath Workhous" is: there iR no society there.—Observation cf tin doorkeeper. -I here is a Jericho at Pontardulais. It smells about as badly as its namesake in Palestine. 1 m an advocate of Free Trade," observed the man who decamped with somebody else's belongings. Tlti." walking craze is getting a bit over- done. Much of the present boom.'in fact, is "Walker." Cheiae,iid in a Sandtields grocery store: -Please for a ha-purth of hair-oil—our Annie's going courting." Ihe icai of Swansea is shortly to deliver an address to men on "Thirst." "This is sea- sonable. anyway. A certain young lady says she tears up the stivet when she sees a cow. And she jsn't a contractor either. Tired party, as St. Mary Parish Church bell strikes twelve: "Poss'ijly (hie) true; but why no'say :-110 all't wonsh About tliis proposed volunteer review at Swansea. How about liaving a review of the things the Corporation "meant" to do, and havn't ? J he brewer 's dray that brought up the rear of a recent- Swansea temperance demon- stration. lost a whee! at the next corner. Retribution Tl •* i hey were Oldhamites in a Swansea cafe. Aw mvver yard ¡s:cÜ loony ta-ak in th* foolk i me life," .said one critic 01 the natives. Thooe who overheard him wept. Twas at Swansea Docks.—Ribald Individ- ual "Allow me to introduce you—Mr. Ham- mond—the inventor of ham and eggs." Verdict Justifiable homicide. A guide-book to Swansea and the Mumbles --one of an English series, refers to t'<- old-fashioned whitewashed walls of Swansea. Si. James' Gardens, arise Good thing, this passive resistance move- ment. In future when landlords wax im- pertinent for rent arrears, let- "passive r". sistance" be .he shield and the war-cry. Swansea has never been so popular Cardiff as at the present time. We ate credited with all the up-line small-pox cases. ciacity is evidently not as infectious as tba. malady. "A stinking and rotten heiung" are the odoriferous and efflorescent terms employed by Mr. Labouehere to describe Mr. Chan: berlain's fiscal policy. PhfW: Its like a whiff fiom a fried fish shop. "Now, Harry." said the yuung Constitu- tion Hill w iie, "You're always talking about this walking boom. Just take hold of baby. and do a few laps will you? Don't- negk: r. your training Single men, beware. "'Yes,' 'observed the weird-hx-king man. as he watched the fishpackers at work: 'V must be a healthy occupation. Thev hane enough to eel all hakes." His bodv v; almost unrecognisable when recovered. A Swansea magistrate who did not hanker after the honour, was sought for bv the police not long ago to complete a bench. lie was found-underneath a table. He con usedh explained he had lost a collar stud. At ü lo'jai Sunday School gathering, ;1 giamapnoiie lent by a kind neighbour wane itself Heard. The second air ground out was: "Beer. beer, glorious beer:" The ma- chine was returned by instantaneous proces- Ihe Swansea Albert Hall meeting w v-, asked to support a, policy of nob-payment oi the Education rate, and directly it had done so the Chairman said "The collection will 1,.1\: be made." There were niaDy passive resist then. You see that man with tlie distracted, harassed expression—who lo^ks as if }it« was a blight, and happiness was a toy. He has just rea]j»Ki tiul the I; b™ ft b""f •»'■ I* »i,V been blue. He has m,r lvPm-0 n pence. -HQ Khe show are all slim. Benedicite IHF- OREAT WALK. <r•iweiK-u to all the competitors' talk, p +Ur °i>es un their records we pinned 'ein 11 v 1 10 they went in for the gma.t Wyr-d- hani walk. The w u:k itself managed to Winu'om! ATTICCS Iliey aie walking to Rhossiily, Walking t,o ParkmiH The various spo.s they're walking to. Makes rational people ill. But the plaint of .Mrs. Hoinesoon, To her better half I-o, surlr "Uou could walk to the ends of all walkabfe spots, It you'd only walk home ear-v."
SWANSEA SCIENTIFIC SOCIETY The first general excursion wii] take place on Saturday, June 20th. to Llandebie and Golden Grove, when by permission of Lord Cawdor, members will be allowed to inspect sf0,den 'n*mK Va,Wia Station for Llandebie at 2 p.m. and numerous lo.) K,V. J :u i H>v-al ohiecis of interest l'ie tVilJ promising to be iii "-ll*suahy iutere.v.ing character. Tickets VCML "btained on- or beioic Friday the L from the hon. sees.. Messrs. Evan ■f w'!s unci E. p Poutifex, and the guides for t lie day wi]) be Messrs. Jno. Roberta and C. H. Giastodine (geology), Col. W. Ll. Morgan ana Mr. Jj. Lieufer' Thomas '.archaeology), itr. Edward Roberts (Welsh place names) and Mr. G. Milland (botany). Mr. Lieufer 1 liomas will read a paper un Golden Grove.