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RUMOURS OF BATTLE, Reported Capture of Liao-yang. Fresh Heavy Losses of the Russians (Press Association War Special.) Newchwang, Tuesday.—I have just learned here that Liao-yang was attacked by a force of cavalry late on Saturday. An American missionary has received informa- tion from native sources to the effect that the fighting -as continued yesterday, and tnat the Japanese took the town thi3 after- noon. Faint firing was heard here for several hours this afternoon in the direction of Hai- cheng, from which quarter a strong wind was blowing. To-night the sky in that direction was fre- quently illuminated with the flashes of ar- tillery fire. KUROKI RAPIDLY ADVANCING. Chifu, Tuesday.—Persistent rumours are current that General Kuroki has attacked the Russian positions south of Liao-yang. The first fight is reported as having taken place against a Russian brigade moving south. The Japanese have pushed their line in triangle shape to the mouth of the Motien- ling Pass, and the Russians have thus two fronts against them, covered in the centra by enormous masses of artillery.—"Daily Express." REINFORCEMENTS EN ROUTE. (Press Association "ar Special.) Paris, Wednesday.—The "Echo de Paris" publishes the following from St. Petersburg: "The 10th Army Corps is beginning to reach Liao-yang. One hundred and twenty trains containing the 10th and 17th Corps are en routo. "It is not believed that Kuropatkin has left to take the command of General Stackel- berg's troops." RUSSIAN REPORT OF JAPANESE ADVANCE. (Reuter's War Message.) St. Petersburg, Tuesday.—General Sak- harotf, in a despatch to the General Staff, dated June 19, says: — "Since June 16 indications have begun to manifest themselves that the Japanese are preparing to advance from Siuyen by three routes to Haicheng, Tashihchao, and Kai- ehau. "During the last few days our advanced troops held three roads against the enemy, and lost about ten men killed, wounded, and prisoners. "Saimatse has been evacuated by the Ja- panese since June 10th." CHINESE ENGINEER AND THE JAPANESE SIEGE. (Press Association War Special.) Paris, Wednesday.—The "Journal" pub lishes the followMg from St. Petersburg • — "There is once More persistent rumour of fighting near Tashichan. For the last two days the inhabitants of Haicheng have been hearing heavy firing in that direction. "From Port Arthur there is reported the disappearance of the Chinese engineer, who was for a long time in the service of the Russians, and is well acquainted with the arrangements of the place, and who", ill thus be able to be of great use to the Japan- ese in the conduct of the siege." HOW THE JAPANESE TRANSPORTS WERE SUNK. (Press Association War Special.) St. Petersburg, Tuesday Night.—In a despatch dated 21st June, to the Czar, Ad- miral Skrydloff gives details of the sinking of the three Japanese transports. The despatch says the Idzumi Maru, a 3,000 ton vessel, was transporting materials and troops. The cruiser Gromboi took on board 105 of her men and 17 officers. Then the Sodo Maru and the Haitachi Maru were sighted. The former had on board a num- ber of workmen with twelve officers, in- tended for the telegraph service, also many horses and pontoons. On the Haitachi Maru were more than a 1,000 soldiers and a large amount of war material. As so many men of the Sado Maru attempted to get' into their boats some of the boats overturned, but those which re- mained afloat took a considerable number to the adjacent islands. The Rurik only found it possible to take ¡ on board four foreign servants and 25 officers, I There were still left many on the transport which the Rurik was ordered to sink with torpedoes. She began to sink slowly. Thinking they had completed the destruc- tion of the transports and cruisers left the scene as night was coming on. On the following day they seized the Brit- ish steamer Allanton in Sanngarski Gulf. Her captain declared he was proceeding from Munvan to Singapore with 6,500 tons of coal. RUSSIAN CONFIRMATION OF A MG h BATTLE. » (Press Association W ar Special.) The St. Petersburg correspondent of the "Petit Parisien" says there arc persistent rumours that a great battle has been fcugnt in the Kwantung Peninsula. It is stated that the general staff has al- ready received numerous details on this sub- ject. A well-informed personage states that the victory, a dearly bought one, fell cute more to the J: .nese. General K urDu is accentuating his move- ment to the West, leaving a weak iine of troops in the East. troops in the East. The deployment of troops is now very noticeable in the neighbourhood of Taku- shan. The evacuation of Fenghwangcheng seems to be imminent. captain of the British ship captured y the Vladivostock squadron, h-iving been able to prove his bona fides, will be released without being sent before the Prize Court. TWO DESTROYERS SUNK 140 LIVES LOST. (Press Association War Special.) Tokio, Wednesday. The Japanese have captured a. junk from Port Arthur with captured a. junk from Port Arthur with Chinamen on board. Its crev/ report that a few days ago two Russian destroyers and the steamer Shintai- ping struck mines at the entrance to Port Arthur harbour, and were sunk, 140 men being killed. BIG HAUL OF GUNS AND AMMUNI- TION. Tokio, Tuesday Evening.—Your corres- pondent on board the steamer Manchuria, at Sasebo, wires that thirty-one guns, three tcrpedoes, :'nd a large quantity of ammuni- tion have been recovered from the sunken Russian cruiser Variag at Chemulpo. Three hundred and five sailors, of whom thirty-two are wounded, arc in hospital at Sasebo. AUSTRIAN PRAISE FOR SKRYDLOFF. Vienna, Tuesday night.Rffprring to the safe return of the Vladivostock squadron, the "Fremdenblatt" says: --dThis is the fourth failure of Admiral Kamimura to find the Russian cruisers in the open sea. The first time was in the beginning of February, after the affair off Hakodate; the next at the end of February the third after Rear- Admiral Jensen's raid in April. The fact is that the Vladivostock squadron is very clever in Its operations, and equally clever in evading an unequal conflict, which the enemy desires, without, however, displaying the same dexterity in finding as the Russians show in escaping.' The "Neue Frie Presse is also struck hv the successful Russian raid, which, it says, will be cited in Naval history as a model of i smart manoeuvring, with great results achieved without any sacrifice. -("Stan- dard.") DEADLY WORK OF JAP SHARP- SHOOTERS. (Press Association War Special.) St. Petersburg, Tuesday.—The Liao-yang correspondent of the "Harbin Messenger" says:-—"Wounded Russian officers declare! that in the Japanese army marksmen are specially told off to shoot Russian officers. "In proof of this, they adduce the enor- mous proportion of officers killed. "In three regiments and three batteries 73 officers, or more than a third of the total number, were placed hors de combat." ROYAL PATRIOTIC FUND WANT je250,000. Thr Duke of Connaught, as president of the Royal Patriotic Fund on Wednesday, took the chair at a meeting in London of a General Council of that Comoration when. on the motion of the Duke of Devonshire, a 'resolution was adopted appealing to the public for additional assistance for the fam- ilies and soldiers killed in the South African war, it being stated that a quarter of a million of money was required. A committee was appointed with the object of organising the appeal. MOST SANGUINARY ENGAGEMENT OF THE WAR. New York, Trr-sdav.—The following spe- cial cablegram has been received here from St. Petersburg, dated June 21 — "The most sanguinary battle of the war has taken place at Hai-cheng. The Russians have been defeated, and are now in retreat upon Liao-yang. From the announcement in the "Gazette" that a two days' battle has been fought with heavy losses, and that the Kussians art in retreat, it is certain that the attempt to relieve Port Arthur has failed— temporarily, at least. "General Stackelberg's army alter its de- feat at Wa-fang-kau was reinforced, and Gen. Kuropatkin in person directed the advance movement from Liao-yang south, with the hope of giving decisive battle to the Japan- es menacing Port Arthur. "It is known that General Stackelberg's army, after its losses a week ago, was rein- tcrced by 10,000 fresh troops, and perhaps tw ice that number. The regiments in South- ern Manchuria, particularly those with Gen. j Stackelberg, are veterans, and or this reason there was a hope of success ior the move- ment ordered by the Czar. "From the accounts received here it is now known that after the defeat of the Rus- sians at Wa-fang-kau, General Kuroki's and General Oku's forces joined hands, and be- fore the junction of the two General Stackel- berg's force was outnumbered by the Japan- ese. It is this joint force that nas fallen upon the Russians and presented a solid front to the column between Hai-cheng and Liao- yang, driving them back upon Liao-yang, and perhaps oeyond. "The news of the defeat has cast gloom over the city, and the public are anxiously awaiting full reports of the disaster, which is felt on all sides. No news of the fighting has been given out by the General Ctaff. ("Daily Telegraph. ") RUSSIAN AND JAP FORCES MARCH- ING PARALLEL. (Press Association War Special.) St. Petersburg, Wednesday.—The Liao- yang correspondent of the "Russ" states There are indications that an important battle will shortly be fought in the district between Sinhai, Hwaiyenheien, and Tunkau in Manchuria. He adds that he has traversed the whole of Manchuria to the east of the railway with- out discovering any bands of Chunchuses. Another correspondent of the "Russ" re- ports that in the district of Vanzialine a Rus- sian force is marching parallel with the Jap troops on their way to rejoin the main Ja- panese arms, which is advancing to the east of Vanzioline. ———— BLIND ACCUSATIONS AGAINST THE JAPANESE. (Press Association War Special.) St. Petersburg. Wednesday.—M. Nemiro- viteh Dantchenko, the well-known Russian war correspondent, telegraphing to the Busshoye Slovo, from Liao-vang, on June 17th, gi ves a graphic account" of the battle of Wafangkau. He "ays that Lieut. Ekgard, with a detachment of scouts, made a recon- naissance of the centre of the enemy's posi- tion. He picked up a number of wounded near Pulantien and reported that the Ja- panese were preparing to make an attack. The last fight proved once more that the Japanese are idepts at turning positions and at, concentrating their strength at points where +heir -nemy least expects them. In the centre of our positibn was our ar- tillery and on one battery, which was doing terrible execution, mowing down whole files of the Japanese, the enemy for a time concen- trated their whole artilley fire evidently with tfie object of annihilating our gunners. For some lime the battery could not be seen in a rain of bursting shrapnel which en- veloped it. All the officers, including the commander were wounded, and twenty men and twenty- eight horses were killed. The battery then ceased fire and lower down another battery which had been cleverly masked poured a hail of shell into the advancing columns and demolished a Ja- panese battery which had fastened upon it, all the gunners exhibiting almost superhu- man bravery and endurance. The enemy, notwithstanding his numeri- cal advantage, fell back,. At mid-day severe fighting again began on the left wing, where General Gerngross was in command. The object of the Japanese was to drive the Russians from their entrenchments at all costs. They advanced in open column formation and fired on every Russian who showed him- self, and on every isolated cavalryman. Notwithstanding the very heavy losses which the enemy was sustaining, the attack I was persisted in, a regiment being directed Against every Russian battalion, and three batteries against every Russian battery. General Gerngross was wounded in the cheek. The wound was dressed in the course of the evening, but the general did not leave the firing line. The Russian soldiers are indeed heroes, calm and resolute in battle, steady during a retreat, and silent and patient in the hos- pitals. They die with resignation of their terrible wounds. During, t he whole battle the Chinese sig- nalled information regarding our positions to the Japanese by means of mirrors fixed on long poles. Several of them were captured by us. The majority of the wounded did not leave the ranks, although many o. them were struck several times. The fire of the Japanese was terrific. The day finished bv the complete failure of the Jananese operations. Tn spite of the bravery which character- ised their attacks, and their excellent ar- lillery, they did not succeed in driving the men from their entrenchments, and were obliged to retire. Our losses were heavy, many officers and men being killed and wounded. We believed that the I-attle was won and '!lL'ro°DS remained in their positions. lhey were suffering from fatigue, hunger and thirst and their palace and power of resistance are astonishing. I. The work of remox icg wounded was begun in the evening. The writer conclude; by accusing the Ja- panese, m vehement languarge. of massacring the Radian wounded who had not been ca3 Bed from the held by Russian ambulances. KUROPATKIN REPORTS INTFRF«;T 1.NG MOVEMENTS St. Petersburg, Monday—A telegram from General Kuropatkin to the Emperor dated yesterday, says:- "The enemy in the direction of Saimatse and Feng-whang-cheng have not only stopped but have even made a retrograde movement. "They have evacuated several points to- wards the north of Feng-whang-cheng, which thev recently occupied. 11 "The movement of the Japanese troops, which had been begun towards the Dalimo defile, has been stopped, but a rather im- portant movement of Japanese forces has been discovered in the dir-tion of Siu-yen and Hai-cheng, or Sin-yen and Tas-hicha." GENER KUROPATKIN COMMANDS IN PERSON. Newchwang, Monday.—During the last forty-eight hours 3,500 wounded have passed through Tashihchao by train for Harbin from the front. There is a general lack of medical provi- sion for the Russian wounded, resulting in piteous scenes of suffering. Renewed lighting took place yesterday at Kwanwentsai between Siungvo and Kaichau (Kaiping). I General Kuropatkin is reported to be there personally directing the operations and to be constructing field works.—"Dailv Mail." NEW YORK WAR CORRESPONDENT SHOT BY RUSSIANS. (Press Association War Special). I New York, Tuesday.—The "World" has received an unsigned cablegram, stating that Colonel Emerson, one of its war correspon- dents in the Far East, has been shot bv the retreating Russians, who mistook him for a spy. OFFICIAL. REPORT TO THE GOVERN- MENT. Tokio, Men lay.—Aamu-al Kamimura has forwarded the subjoined official report to the, Government, which has been transmitted by wireless telegraphy from a point to the south of Tsu-shima Island "At eight o'clock on the morning of June 15 we became aware that the enemy's crui- sers had appeared off Oki Island, and were steering southward. I therefore despatched torpedo-boats to guard the channel between Tsu-shima and Iki Island, and ordered west- bound steamers to take refuge at Takeshiki) and telegraphed to Moji harbour to postpone, all departure for the west. "I also ordered, by wireless telegraphy, the warships at Takeshiki and the scouting vessels to come to their appointed rendezvous while +he main fleet was doubling the southern end of Tsu shima. vessels to come to their appointed rendezvous while +he main fleet was doubling the southern end of Tsu shima. "The weather was thick and stormy, and we were continually losing sight of the ves- sels following us. "When off Kanzaki I ordered our torpedo- sels following us. "When off Kanzaki I ordered our torpedo- beat flotilla to come out to force the enemy from the north, and at the same time chang- ing our course to the north of Oki Island. "Meanwhile the cruiser Tsushima, foUow- ing the enemy, maintained close touch with them, and reported at noon that the enemy were five miles south of Oki. "Then the weather thickened, and she lost sight of the enemy altogether. "We hastended to the south of Oki Island, but did not sight the enemy owing to the 19 fog. "The Tsushima, by wireless telegraph, re- ported herself in our line, and we then gave chase to the northward. The storm in- creased, and we raised our speed, and went to a certain place, where we expected to intercept and engage the enemy in the morn- ing. 1* "Our torpedo-boats were searching all night, but without result. "At daylight on June 16 we reached our destination, and the weather was clear, but no sign of the enemy was to be seen. We continued our search on June 17, and steered to the south. The cruisers, while reconnoitring in the afternoon, 100 miles north-east of Tsu-shima Island, received a wireless message, stating that the enemy were off Hokkaido, so I re- turned to my base in the Straits on June 19, having proved unsuccessful."—("Daily Tele- graph. ") BLIND IGNORANCE OF RUSSIAN WAR OFFICIALS. (Press Association War Special.) Paris, Tuesday.—The "Echo de Paris" pub- lishes the following from St. Petersburg — The Minister of War has told a friend that the tactical results of the Wafangkaw battl? were nil as far as the Japanese were con cerned. General Stackelberg has established him- self, in fact, in a strong position on the rail- way north of Wafangkaw. From there he continues to threaten the Kin-chau road, to hamper the enemy's movements, and at the same time to relieve the pressure on Port Arthur. He is now receiving reinforcements, and will resume his southward march prudently but firmly. It has been proved with certainty that the Chinese are giving the Japanese informal on in regard to the movements of the Russians. Energetic measures will have to be taken. General Kuropatkin is receiving from fifteen hundred to two thousand men per day. STACKELBERG'S DEMORALISED TROOPS RESTING. (Press Association War Special.) St. Petersburg, Monday.—General Baron Stackelberg Reports that the enemy has not advanced beyond Wafankau. He learns that the Japs are extending on a front be- j tween Wafangkau and Fuchau. After two days' fighting and two tiring night marches by difficult mountainous roads General Stackelberg's troops were able to rest. RUSSIAN WAR PIGEON '"AUGHT. Tokio, Tuesday.-A Russian war rigeon has been caught at Takamatsu, Shikoku. It was conveying notes, the contents of which have not been divulged.—("Stan- dard.") HAS HALT YET BEEN TOLD? Tokio, Tuesday.—The number of Russian casualties at the battle of Wafangkau is far greater than has been officially reported.— "Daily Chronicle."
Swansea Shipping Rates. The Swansea Harbour Executive Com- mittee met on Thursday and heard the views of a deputation, headed by Mr. J. R. Leaver, president, from the Swansea Chamber of Com- merce against a proposal to increase by Id. per ton the shipping rate on coal. The object of the suggested increase is in order to bring the rates up to those in vogue in Cardiff and Newport, but the deputation urged that the Swansea coal trade was a peculiar one, and increased rates would militate against it. The deputation further pointed out that, whereas Cardiff paid 4d. per ton for tipping, etc., Swansea for the same services paid 5d. It was also urged that if the rate was in- creased at Swansea, there was a possibility of a diversion of the traffic of a large amount of coal from the west of Swansea—coal that was now shipped at Swansea-to Llanelly, because the railway rates to Llaneliv were several pence lower than to Swansea, and the dock accommodation there was being im- proved. The Trustees promised to give the matter their attention.—Messrs. J. R. Leaver, R. 1j. Sails, E. L. Behenna, W. T. Farr, and E. r. Jones (secretary) comprised the deputa- tion.
Case Under the New Act. At Swansea on Thursday, Patrick Delaney, Coach and Horses, High-street, Swansea, was summoned for selling rum to Sophia Gough, v under 14 years of age, the rum not oeing in a corked and sealed vessel. Mr. Richards prosecuted, and Mr. Dormer Andrews de- fended. P.C. Maggs proved seeing the girl ^.ve the house with the rum. She was eight years of age. Mrs. Delaney, defendant's wife, said she had oeen much upset by what the doctor told her about the health of her husband, who was in bed. The little girl said her father was ill aud wanted some rum. Her husband had told her not to serve children in unsealed vessels. Cross examined Her husband was thrown ) out of a trap on Flower Sunday, and &ad < been ill since, though he came downstairs for an hour or two every day. She did not notice what she was doing on the day named. Michael Delaney, son, said he had been told by his lather not to serve children ex- cept in sealed vessels. The point made by the defence was that the landlord, who was on the premises, was not liable for his orders being disregarded The Bench retired to consider their de- cision. The case was dismissed. CASE AGAINST THE CHILD'S FATHER. John Gough, 11, Bridge-street, was sum- moned for sending his daughter for the run;. Defendant said the officers dragged the girl back into the public-house and fright- ened the life out of her. She had not been right since. He thought the officers might have used more discretion. A friend paid for the rum, defendant at the time being unwell. The case was dismissed.
DISASTER ON DISASTER. Five Thousand Russians Cut Up. i Fresh Raid from Vladivostock. I (Press Association War Special.) Paris, Thursday.—The "Petit Journal" publishes the following from St. Petersburg "Private telegrams continue to speak of a frightful melee having occurred on Sunday near Kaichau. "The Russians are said to have lost 168 I officers, besides 5,000 men. "It is even stated that General Stackel- berg has been cut off and is at present in a critical position." (Press Association War Special.) St. Petersburg, Wednesday. — The Em- peror has received the following telegram of yesterday's date from Vice-admiral Skryd- ion- "A division of torpedo-boats, under the command of Captain Vinogradsky, aide-de- camp to the Grand Duke, the Grand Ad- miral, which was sent by me on the 15th inst. on an expedition to the coasts of Jap;w, returned to Vladivostock to-da., "The torpedo-boats approached the I < tt of Esashc-, on the Island cf Hakkaido, Lut iug prevented them from entering the t,on. "iiiey captured several trading schooners and trail-port schooners, and brought one oacK with then. 10 port. "An examination of the schooners' papers and cargo showed that the majority of t tern were taking fish and rice to the ports of Sasebo and Shimonoseki." t.. I JAPANESE NEARING PORT ARTHUR. The following official telegram has b d. I received at the Japanese Legation in London from Tokio :— "Detachment of our Liao-tung army occu- pied on the afternoon of June 21 Hai-ung- >ao c eng, 25 miles south-east of Kai-puig. RUSSIAN TESTIMONY TO THE JAP ARTILLERY. (Press Association War Special.) Liao-yang, Thursday.—General Xuropat- kin has taken command of the army in per- son. The severe losses inflicted on the Russians at Wafankau were due to the terrible shrap- nel fire of the Japanese. Russian trenches were low and exposed and shrapnel played havoc amon- their de- fences. The smartness of the Japanese artillery- men in serving their quick-firing guns was astonishing. The necessity of the Russian artillery be- ing reinforced is recognised as urgent. Fresh troops are continually arriving here. LCWJS OF RUSSIAN TORfEuu-cuAi DESTROYERS. Tokio, Wednesday, June (11.45 a.m.). An official telegram received here states that two Russian torpedo-boats destroyers and one merchantman have been destroyed by mines off Port Arthur.Daily Tele graph." 0J°3k,i0; ,WedneSf/ (4 P-«0— In another officii telegram Admiral Toro says hp captured some junks whose crews state that they saw two torpedo-boat destroyers and, the steamer Shintaipin destroyed off Port Arthur three or four days ago. "Dal TeleXr- lMt- TROOPS HURRYING TO CUT OF STACKELBERG. Chifu, Wednesday.—General Stackelberg is maintaining his position on the railway about Kaiping, where fighting occu/« daily. Trains are being sent down to take the guns and stores north. If practicable the Siberian reinforcements under General Krondratencho will cover the entrainment of the men. tK? j* a race between the latter force and first reach General Stackelberg General Kuropatkin is despatching more yang garnson has been seriously reduced by the w, thdrawals. It is believed that the Japanese hav- taken dvantage of this weakness, and are north. Fighting is nported at the pJ-K, i REPEATED RUSSIAN REVFT?<?P<J HAVING THEIR EFFECT^ Newchwang, Wednesday.—Fiehtino tinues south of Kaichau. 8 In one encounter at Huahahungko 2 Of*, Russians were killed and wounded the dead being five officers of high rankg whose bodies were recovered and buried with military honours at Kaichau Railway Sta- tion. These repeated reverses have checked th" Russian movement south and caused a partial retirement to Kaichau, where there ia ow a great body of troops of all oranches of the Russian army. Many soldiers who have returned without arms from the scene of conflict are in a state of utter demoralisation, which has a cad effect on their comrades.—(Ernest Brindlp in the "Daily Mail.") DYING JAPANESE TROOPS CHEER FOR HIM. Berlin, Wednesday Night.—According to telegrams from Vladivostock, the Japanese? transport Hitachi Mars, which was sunk carried a whole regiment of infantry with 1' general and his staff, probably belonging to the Tenth Division. ° Two million yen in money and various im- portant documents and plans were thrown into the sea on the approach of the Rus- i sians. A Tokio telegram to the "Lokalanzeieer" says that the Mikado received one of the sur- vivors from the transports, Major Hoshnna who reported that when thev decided to die rather than surrender, they gave three "Ban- zalS for the Mikado. I Hearing this, the Emperor burst into tears.—1"Daily News." PORT ARTHUR ENTRANCE NOT QUITE r OPENED. (' ™.es" Telegram, per Press Association.) ioki^), Tuesday (5.45 p.m.).—Accounts re- ceived in Japan from Chinese sources indi- cate that the entrance to Port Arthur is not freed of obstruction, the Novik's passage cut was only accomplished with the help of tugs and destroyers are alone abie to Ipavei harbour, and are occupied in removing mines. Thirty new forts armed with guns from tie ships have been erected in order to strengthen ;he land defences. BRITISH ATTACHE WITH THE RUSSIANS. (Press Association War Special.) St. Petersburg, Wednesday. — Colonel Waters, the British military attache, who! was with General Baron Stackelberg's forcesl during the recent fighting at Telissn, has re- i turned to Liao-yang. REPORT LACKING CONFIRMATION— BUT NOT UNLIKELY. (Press Association War Special). Chifu, Thursdav.-It is reported here that a determined attack on Port Arthur by land and sea was made yesterday and also last night.. I The captains of two steamers, whrac evi- dence can be relied upon, report that they passed Port Arthur at some distance from the land at one o'clock this morning, but heard no firing. KUROPATKIN'S WORDS TO HIS ¡ DEFEATED SOLDIERS. (Press Association War Special.) St. Petersburg, Thursday.—General Ku- ropatkin arrived at. Kaiping on the 20th, and inspected General Stackelberg's forces. In the course cf an address to the men, the Commander-in-Chief said "I will see you again. We must settle with the Japanese promptly. If we don't, we shall not be able to go back to our homes." The general's words were loudly cheered. General Kuropatkin also addressed the regiments which had specially distinguished themselves in the recent fighting, and pre- sented the St. George's Cross to 250 officers and men, who were drawn up an the plat- J form, and gave him a most hearty send-off. As the train moved out of the station the general stood on the steps of his saloon and waved a farewell to the men. I, In official circles here it is denied that the Japanese have captured Liao-yang, or that a great battle resulting in a Russian defeat has taken place in the Haicheng district. The fighting there, it was declared, has been confined to a series of skirmishes and unimportant encounters. CLAIM TO HAVE CAPTURED £ 200,000 IN GOLD. Vladivostok, W ednesday.—The cruiser squadron and its attendant destroyers have returned here, after a successful raid, Several siege gu'is destined for the use of the army w hich is besieging Port Arthur were sent to the bottom. On cne of the tran,-ports, the Sado Maru, English gold specie, of the total value of two millions or V -■>>, was captured. A Japanese schooner has been brought in, and the destroyers sank two others. Oniv one of the enemy's cruisers was sighted during the cruise, and it quickly retired, signalling frantically by wireless telegraphy, "Russian warships at sea. Help us."—Central News. ABSOLUTELY IMPOTENT FOR THE PRESENT. Kronstadt. June 17.—-The irresistible re- inforcicg fleet from the Baltic continues to be dangled before Russian readers as an ef- fective tonic ior the^r drooping spirits. J he latest announcement ot an official character on the sucject ia ihat all will be ready j the .tart in August save the ques-1 tiun of iTie in jbiiii fction of the accompanying coaling ioiilia. This information need de- ceive no one with even a shgm knowledge of ship and engine building technique. The only battleships of the seven at the pre- sent moment in process of completion or con- struction which it is technically possible to despatch from the Baltic in .an efficient con- dition in August is the Imperator Alexander III. <:> That is the hard fact, as grasped by men with the necessary knowledge, if blinked by amateurs. If Russia should seiid out her Baltic fleet in August, thcin it will consist, as far as new battleship toiViaee is concerned, of one unu, the Alexander III-, which was launched from the Baltic vard as far back as 1901.— "The Times." HOW THEY PROPOSE TO COAL. Sebastopol, June 16.—Cargoes of best steam coal continue to arrive at Black Sea ports for Russian Admiralty use. Some 50,000 or 60,COO tans are stated to be eiter already stored or under charter tor delivery in the Black Sea. Russian naval men here declare that the "reinforcement" fleet from the Baltic will certainly be sent out when ready, and that it will be coaled in two stages namely, by an accompanying fleet of coal transports from the Baltic to Suez, and by a second fleet of coalers which will meet it there after load- ing up with coal at Black Sea ports. "The Times." SWANSEA MAN AMONG THE SAVED. Cape Town, Wednesday Night. Survi- vors from the barque La Porte, which foun- dered on June 9, fifty miles west of Port Nolloth, have reached Cape Town. In the course of an interview one of the crew states tha.t the vessel was bound from Cardiff to Port Arthur, with coals the in- tention being to proceed first to Kiaochau and then run the blockade. The extraordinary circumstance is that the enemy encountered no heavy weather, and on the day of the disaster the sea was perfectly calm. There is no suggestion of her haying struck a rock, and the cause of the leak, which was somewhere in the third hold amid- ships, is a complete mystery. All the crew are safe, one boat haying reached Port Nolloth and the other Angra Pequena.—"Daily Telegraph. [Note. The above report ensures the safety of the only Swansea man on board, C. Gregory, a donkeyman.] JAPANESE THREATEN THE RUSSIAN (Press Association War Special). St. Petersburg, Thursday.— Despatches from correspondents at Liao-yang' Kaiping, and other points on the railroad indicate that another battle in the north of the Liao-tung j Peninsula is imminent, and at te Ministry of War ič is admitted that a fight may take place at any moment. A week of skirmishing around Siuyen has retarded General Kuroki's advance, permit- i ting General Stackelberg to reach Kalping. His rearguard is slowly ial^S back on Senuchen before the Japanese advance. Meanwhile large Russian forces are being hurried south from Liao-yang to check both General Oku and General Kuroki. It is believed here that General Kuropat kin's object is to prevent a junction betweea the two Japanese armies. On the other hand the latter s ann IS ap- parently to drive the Russians from Liao- tung preparatory to its marching on Liao yang. The approach of the rainy season is then likely to precipitate matters. Nothing is known officially of the reported occupation of Siungyaocheng by the Japan- ese. If the report is correct it agrees substan- tially with the Japanese plan of advance. as it is understood here, but it snows that the Japanese outposts have pushed topvard fur- ther to the north than the Russian official despatches indicate. A telegram of yesterday's date trom Kai- ping announces that Japanese scouts have ap- peared at a distance of two miles from Senu- chen, and that the enemy's main column is three miles to the rear. General Samsonoff, with the Russian rear guard, is falling back as tne Japanese ad- vance. A number of Russians, w'ho nau been missing since the battle of Wafanghau, have rejoined their regiments, and it is expected that the total losses sustained by the Rll. sions in the fight will be found to amount to I;) 500. The troops are in excellent condition, not- withstand the fearful weather and the ex- tremely bad state of the roads, wtneh are ankle-deep in mud. Rains are, however, ceasing. RIVAL GENERALS MEET IN DEADLY BATTLE. t (Press Association War Special.) Paris, Thursday.—The "Journal" pub- lishes a telegram from one of its correspon- dents, who says that he arrived at Haicheng on June 22nd, and that place, where a great battle wit! probably be fought? is a \ast clayey plain, which has been transformed into an immense swamp, into which men on foot and vehicles will sink deeply, because it has been raining heavily for the last three days. The "Echo de Paris" contains the follow- ing from its St. Petersburg correspondent <— Rumour is cnce more current that a battle has been fought between Siuyen and Hai- cheng, by which Generals Kuropatkin and Kuroki are brought into contact, to the north of Wafangkau. BALTIC FLEET NOT READY UNTIL 1906. Kronstadt, Wednesday. A correspondent states that Russia's Baltic ships may, or may not be ready by 1906--probablv they will be ready by 1907—but they cannot possibly be ready in 1905, much less in August this year. —("Times.")
THE GORDON-BENNETT MOTOR RACE. The thousands of motorists and wheel Mk generally who have followed with unabated interest the Gordon-Bennett race, while feel- ing disappointed at the non-success of British cars, can take consolation from the fact that the British tyres used upon the occa- sion rendered a capital account of them- selves. All the British cars were fitted with Dunlop Motor Tyres, and it is satisfactory to record that those ridden by Messrs. Jar. C;rling. respectively, passed through the ordeal absolutely scatheless, giving no trouble whatever. Mr. FdT-e had a nail puncture, but this happened after his chance of pulling off the race hr.d vanished, so that it cannot be taken into account as a Meeting his chance. Mr. Girling had fitted to his car the actual pair of back wheel tyres used by him in the efeninaiing trials, and upon which he drove to Homburg, and put into hard work during practices before the racG.
There is now exhibited in the window f Mr. Chappell, fishmonger. Wind-streat, Swansea, a magnificent sturgeon weighing 5 cwt. It was caught on Wednesday in the nets in Carmarthen Bay. I
A meeting of shareholders of the Swansea Old Brewery Company, held at the Adelphi Hotel, Wind-street, on Wednesday after- noon, was attended by from ten to fifteen persons.. The meeting, which was preliminary to the annual meeting of shareholders on Fri- day, was strictly private, but we understand the position of the company was discussed and the desire expressed that the share holders should receive further information. The meeting of the company on Friday pi onuses to be of an mteresting character. A serious outbreak of fire was on Tuesday discovered in the rickyard of Mr. W. Bey- non, at Duncawen Farm, Gower. Prompt steps were taken to arrest the spread of the flames, but a rick of barley, another of clover hay, two ricks of straw, and a rick of reed were totally destroyed, the damage amounting to .€300. The cause of the outbreak is not known, but it is regarded as significant that s(.me tramps were warned off the farm the even- ing before.
Morriston Labourer's Brutality. At Swansea on Thursday, Patrick Muchan (56), labourer, 1, Globe-street, Morriston, was charged with wounding his wife by striking her on the face with a stone. Prosecutrix, who appeared in the box with her forehead bandaged and face bruised, said her husband came home the wcrse for drink the previous evening, and said some- thing with regard to her daughter by a pre- vious husband. Some words ensued, when the prisoner struck her in the face. She threw a stone at him, which missed, and prisoner, picking it up, threw it at her, loosening two of her teeth. Rose Broningham, step-daughter of tho prisoner, said the latter complained she was dressed up every night and did not earn enough money. A quarrel between her mother and father ensued. P.C. J. Roberts said the prisoner stated, when arrested, that he knew nothing about I it. Prosecutrix, speaking from the back <xf the court, said she did not wish to press the charge.. Prisoner, whose first appearance it was, was sentenced to one month's hard labour 1 without the option of a-fine.
MORRISTON MEMS. A spirit of conietitecbiess reigns over the local oJntres of industry. May it oowbinine. It' ihey aire ejecting unusiaaJiy taiH telegraph poiecs m LlangyfeL*ch-rQa £ l—neaaiy twice as nigh as those tney are aubstituting. The St. John's Church beJl-ringers aver t-lj! -spent a most enjoyable outing at Ltaai- do very iaest Saturday. Coancillor nowell Lewi* herpes that when the new librazy wuil be ereci/od a portion will be set off as a workman's intbtiteute. A very good suggestion, but can it be utilised? iJaoiiUii progress is being registered in the i silo v atuig ol la.bemacle. v\ iu.t a tagiit it will be alUx tiie detXMiuuocs finr.eii w.tii it. And lancy tlie. ■olecu.ie light. insjdsj! But they axe experiencing great difficulty in in- suuling the new power in the great bunding, We can quite beliieve that. Tina Lan Memorial Fund bcas done very well at Morriston, a.nd it ui new certain tha-i che p.kw:ie will do its duty in this direct.on. The lady warkar.s commenced last Monday a eanvuJb>s"oi tiiobe unreached by workmen's suteiuriptions. And now it will be a tsuccxtss. Aluarmaji David Jenkins is bewaring quite a spofftsaian. Fishing iajsl week aC the reservoir—but we dare not chronicle hili catch"—and this week about cycling. We have not seen Councillor Matthews on hk, motor now for a long tune. Caff aria held itis "big njiaebings" last Sun- day and Monday, and very successfully too. Dr. Cromer Lewis, Swaiiisea., was the athrac- -oil, and he pivacued Very well, as aLo did tlie lwv. B. 'ilxmicus. -Wwyd won aj3jOt"uer Junior League t ,Z A,^irday, defeating a.t the i'ark tne l Usmad Junior*, m tti« return g^Jitei /v rlans to David Davies, witu 35 i um to iLIS credit, played a very :nnirigs and uwiy ke judged, Griffiths and fidwarua verv guoa bowiing averages. The team now t16S, with Danygraig for premier poai- tioii in Ine League. liiio&e responsible are pushing on the xocai tiidaawaya extension. Ike electric ea-ole lias been iu.<i down hi Ma-rtin-atrcet this week, A tille ^Ute the street ilas been in tiue week-UJUll to an Am^t-an mining t1a.mp. 1 he Ikying down of the Lne at the ilk!ward'-street boundary ol Liie old Onuith will assist towards ie veiling that moundy poi tion of the roadway. It was children's day in connection with. Tabernacle Chapel Lust Sunday, the quarter- ly musical festival being held. It wae very nice, nioiiimg and afternoon, 'ine Pa^to., Rev. Vv. Km;vn Jon/ai, attended in the morn- mg, but was too indi-po&ed to pieaan at the usual eyeuiug service, and tae iiev. 0. VV. Lewis, Calf aria, ministered m his stead—a baptist m a Congregational puipit. Mor- riston unaniauty tliree. The Vicar, Rev. David Williams, is a stickler upon punctually. At St. Davids Suriaa, SCIDOOI, over winch he presides, he starts to the minute, ajid locks the doors^- tate-comerti having to wait outside until the pmlumnary part is concluded. Prlnaitive Methodist Church spent most exijoyaoie amuveivsary services in con- nection with the Sunday School last Sundav. and a more plaaaiiit tinse Will, on the allowing Monday, when the annual picric took place a.t Bisiiopeton Valley, it looked somewhat threatening in the morning, but cieared u.p lovely and the brake _;ouin)jy was delighted. They all had a nioe time. The Rev. W. Dyfodwg Davies touched upon the power of the Press in his sermon at Libanus last Sunday evening, and demon- strated how inadequacy .spiritual work is reported. He told of a case wnen ne wa»s at Cardiff, attending a large and important Congrsgationalist conference. The next morning when he opened his paper, he found a few lines concerning the great congregs pushed in a remote comer of the page, whilst there were columns dealing with° a boxing kanifa.ro It was rather hard lines, but this editor lbad to cater for tija majry^—— and, more important a. public's palate. The pisper gave its raiders something novel- one wish is the chapel would! The local quarterns added another two r,ointis to their quota last Saturday, when they visited Bridgend and returned" home— yes, every one of them—winners by exactly thirty points. It was a good game, and the home team gave a very decent and an im- proved display. J. H. WTlluunfs was the oasiest winner'on the I nited side, he winning by a dozen points. On Saturday the United seem likely to lose their re-cord-they joarney to Llanellv, to pla.y their grea.t rivals. The team will probably loSle this game—but win win the home Llanelly game, and thus neces- sit.at.e a neutral-ground final i.1.B last season.
Duke'3 Foreshore Action. The Duke of Beaufort succeeded in the Chancery Division of the High Court of Just lee on Wednesday in maintaining his rights to the foreshore of the River Wye at J idenham, Gloucestershire, in his action against Messrs. John Aird and Sons, the well-known contractors. An injunction was granted against them restraining them from trespassing there in connection with the erection of certain stages on the river banks for the working of quarries of which they are lessees.
Education Act Compromise. It is stated that the Education Amend- ment Act of the Government will probably be dropped. Negotiations are, however, still taking place between the Education Department and those concerned in the administration of the Act in the Principality, and if any com- promise can be arrived at it is probable that neither the penalising Bill nr the Bill in charge of the Bishop of St. Asaph will be proceeded with.
Ex-Llanelly Journalist Honoured. Mr. Harry Jones, formerly of Llanelly, on his retirement from the editorship of the "Western Daily Mercury." to take up an im- portant position on the staff of "The Daily Chronicle," was given a farewell reception, at which the leading citizens, without dis- tinction of politics, spcke in the warmest terms of his work and influence in Plymouth. The Mayor of Plymr Áth, the chairman of the Chamber of Commerce, representative clergymen and ministers, Mr. Duke, ii. C., M.P., the defeated Conservative candidate for Devonport, as well as the leading Liberals and the editor of the opposition Conserva- tive journal, all paid tributes to Mr. Jones's service to the "three towns. and to the high standard of journalism which he had < maintained during his seven years' residence among them.
T. W. Thomas and Co., Ltd., has just been registered with a capital of- £15,000, in £ 10 shares, to adopt an agreement between T. W. Thomas, D. R. Jones, and J. R. Rich- ards, of the one part, and R. J. Edwards, of the other part, for the acquisition of the business carried cn by the said T. W. Thomas, at Brunswick Yard, Swansea, and to carry on the business of timber merchants sawmill proprietors, dealers in bricks, tiles. and building materials, general merchants, etc. The subscribers pre T. W. Thomas, 10, Russell-street, Swansea, builders' merchant; J. R. Richards, Bryn-y-mor. Swansea, solici- tor; J. 1. Thomas, 26, Walter-road, Swan- sea, boot dealer Mrs. J. Richards, Bryn-y- mor, Swansea A. Thomas, 125, Gorse-lane, Swansea, traveller; Mrs. F. E. Thomas, 10, Russell-street, Swansea; and R. J. Ed- wards, 4, Marl borough-road, Swansea, ac- conntant. No initial public issue. The number of directors is not to be less than three nor more than seven; the first are T. W. Thomas (managing director), D. R. Jones, and J. R. Richards; qualification, 20 shares; remuneration, as fixed by the company. Registered office, Brunswick Yard, Brunswick-street, Swansea
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Swansea Coal Output Decreases The general report and statistics relating to mines and quarries for 1903, compiled Ly the home Office, has been issued. It shows that the total number ot persons employed in and about mines in the United Kingdom was 871,889, of whom 842,066 worked at the 3,449 mines under the Coal Mines Act. Com- pared with 1902, there was an increase of 17,275. Cardiff had an increased output of 402,158 tons, and Swansea a decrease of 49.521 tons. The output in Swansea district was 9,502,477 tons, and the number of separate fatal accidents in and about mines 47 j deaths caused by accidents 49.
Swansea Grocers' Association. Swansea Grocers' Association met on Tuesday, Mr. Wm. Lewis, junr., presiding. The Chairman was ejected a delegate for the South Wales Council. The Secretary was instructed to write the local members of Parliament urgine them to press forward the Sale of Butter Bill. A well-known tea company are to be in- vited to say why they charge 2id. per lb. in- crease on some of their teas whereas the duty is only 2d. extra. The forthcoming South Wales Exhibition at Swansea was mentioned, and co-operation of members was invited, especially in the matter of allowing their assistants to com- pete. The President said the exhibition was going to be a great success. The secretary reported that gold, silver, and bronze medals had been selected and were to be supplied through a local firm. The gold medal would bear the Swansea, arms enamelled in colours, and would, he was sure, make anyone who possessed' it proud of it.
Tried to Bribe the Police. At Old Bailey, on Wednesday, Dr. Ed- ward Lehness surrendered to his bail and pleaded guilty to corruptly offering a bribe to Police-constable Yelien, with intent to pervert the course of justice. Prosecuting corset said defendant was a director of the Motor Car Emporium, Addi- son-road. The police received information that a car was being used numbered U. 422. The letter U. belonged, under the -Njptor Car Acts, to Leeds, and it was found no such number had been licensed. A car bearing the number was followed to Holland Park- avenue. where Dr. Lehness was seen. He denied that the car was his but offered to show the license to the constaole. In Addi- son-road the doctor said he had not the key and offered the officer a sovereign to say no more about the matter. The car, said counsel belonged to a man named Clark Wh9 had since been fined. Defendant was fined J660 'k--
Swansea Police Court THURSDAY. Before Messrs. J. R. Leaver, J. Rosser, S. Goldberg, and Dr. E. B. Evans. SINGING TO HERSELF. Elizabeth Thomas (45), described as a prostitute, made her 26th appearance on a charge of being drunk and disorderly in Castle-street. Prisoner said she had some friends come down from London, and she was merely singing to herself. She was sentenced to one month's imprisonment, and ordered to find a surety for her good beha- viour, or undergo a iurther month in gaol. NOTHING TO SAY. Charles Powell, Castle Craig, was sum- moned for making use of obscene language in Neath-road. Defendant, who had nothing to say, was fined 10s., cr 7 days. ABOUT A DOG. John Hughes, of Pentremawr, was sum- moned for keeping a dog without a license, and was fined 10s. HE ADMITTED THE PATS8NITY. William Jones, Pontycymmer. collier, was summoned by Hannah Griffin. at present in the Workhouse, to show cause, etc.—De- fendant, who admitted the paternity, was or- dered to pay 5s. 6d. a week until the chilct is 14 years. ANOTHER LITTLE STRANGER. Benjamin Norman, fisherman, Lowestoft, j was similarly summoned bv Bessie Dal- bridge—This case was adjourned for a fort- night. AN ECHO FROM ISRAEL. M. Rosenfield, 5. Nelson-terrace, traveller, was summoned by Isaac Cohen or sureties of the peace.As there was no abearance of the parties the case was struck out. INEBRIATED YOUNG HAWKER. Phenise Lee (18), hawker, Mvnyddbach- was fined 7s. 6d. or 5 days for being ;h-unk and disorderly in Carmarthen-road. ONE WAY OF BORROWING. Catherine Pugsley (49), married, Cae- bricks-road, was charged with stealing and receiving a turnover shawl, value 2s. 6J., the property of Catherine Lewis. Ac. used pledgea the shawl for Is., saying it was her own. P.C. (101) Evans, who arrested pri- soner, said the latter stated she would do a month for the shawl and when she came out she would let them know who it belonged to. Later, prisoner said she did not steal the shawl at all, but took the loan of it. The police said the accused had been five times before the Bench—twice for larceny. She was now criven 21 days. OBSCENE LANGUAGE. Catherine Driscoll, prostitute, 2, Barge- man's-row, was fined 10s. or 7 days for mak- ing use of obscene language in High-street.
A subdued-looking woman, about 36 years of age, and carrying a child, in her arms, applied at Swansea Guardians Relief mittee on Thursday. Her husband bad been arrested as an army deserter -nd tiirei Lsck under an escort. She was destitute in con- sequence. She was given 6s. a week. Applicant intimated that she would do her best to refund the money when able to.
LATE MR. CHRISTOPHER JAMES' WILL. Daughter Sues for Recoyery of 4 a House. At Swansea County Court on Wednesday, Mrs. Clotilde Protheroe White, No. 12, St. James-gardens, Swansea, wife of Mr. Fredk. White. H.M. Inspector of Mines,'executrix cf the late Mr. Christopher James, sued Mrs Martha Adams, widow, Stanley-terrace, to re- eocver possession of No. 15, Stanley-terrace, Swansea.which was let by the late Mr Christo- pher James to the defendant as tenant at wiU, on the terms of paying ground rent, rates and taes in May, .1891. Mr. W. D. Benson (instructed by Messrs. Hart land, Isaac and Watkins) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. I). VilHers Meager (instructed by Mr. J. R. Richards) defended. Mr. Benson said Mrs. Adams was the late Mr. Christopher James' sister, and Mrs. White was a daughter of the late Mr. James. Some time in 1890 Mr. James purchased a piece of land and erected a house for Mrs. Adams to live in. That lease was in his own name, but the lease of another house for Mrs. Bevan (another daughter) was in the latter's name. Later in 1900 Mr. James went out to Africa under a company and took Mr. R. Adams (brother-in-law) with him. The latter received a fairly good salary, and from that time Adams was to pay the ground rent, rates and taxes. On Mr. James' death, the executrix sought to have a nominal rent paid on the house Mrs. Adams occupied, and correspondence passed, the upshot of which was that Mrs. Adams eventualy claimed the house was given her by Air. James. Mr. James had been very good to Mr. and Mrs. Adams. In 1835 he had bought a ship for £&ÙJ, and transferred it to Mrs. Adams, and her husband sailed it. Neither Mr. nor Mrs. Adams insured the ship, which was lost by fire, and Mr. James was angry indeed. Mrs. Adams had a son, who had also been treated well by Mr. James. He found him employ- ment in Mexico, but before the expiration of the time fhe son came home and lived with his mother. Oiy another occasion Mr. James lot;rid the boy work, but he again re- turned home to his mother. Mr. Janes was angry with the boy's conduct, and threat- ened Mrs. Adams to sell the house over her head unless she would give up keeping hot son at home. In 1903 notice was served upon Mrs. Adams by the Corporation with respect to some private improvements. Mrs. Adams saw the plaintiff and Mrs. James, and told her that as the improvements were incurred in respect of the house, which was not hers, Mr. James ought to pay the amount. Mr. Jam-es gave it to her husband, who said it would be all right. Before Mr. James had time to pay he was taken ill and died. A second notice received at Stanley terrace (after Mr. James' death), seeking payment was contended by Mrs. Adams should be paid out of the estate, and this was done. Subsequently Mrs. Adams took up the at- titude that as she had lived so long in the house she could not be turned out. Mrs. Clotilde White said Mr. James ex- pressed displeasure with the plaintiff's son having left Mexico. Mrs. A-dams at the in- terview with Mr. James never said a word about owning the house. The urst week in October defendant agreed to s gn an agree- ment to pay a nominal rent, defendant to pay ground rent and taxes. 3h J did not sign, and said later she had been advised that as she had been in the hou-x ",0 long she could not be turned out. Plaintiff's husband wrote, and, in reply, a letter was received from Mr. Stanley Owen. Eventually she had a letter from Mr. J. R. Richards when it was first suggested that the house belonged to the defendant. Cross-examined She did not know that the house was built for Mrs. Adams. Mrs. Hetty James, widow of the late Mr. Christopher James, said the latter had been very generous to Mrs Adams, his sister. She snoke to interviews that had taken place with Mrs. Adams (Mr. R. Adams died during the expedition that left in 19CO) and denied that the house had been given Mrs. Adams as suggested. The house given to Mrs. Bevan was a perfectly free gift on the part of Mr. James. Mr. Fredk. White, husband of the testa- trix, said the house in question (No. 15) was included in Mr. James's property. Hy. Symonds, brother-in-law of Mr. James, said he acted as Mr. James' attorney when Mr. James was away. He built the house for Mrs. Adams, but did not give it her as he had given her previously the ship Eugenic, which her husband, a seafaring man, sailed. Mrs. Owen, formerly in the service of Mr. James, said Mr. James on one occasion said if Mrs. Adams did not make her boy work he would turn her out of the house. LJr. Meager submitted the house was buiit for and given to Mrs. Adams. Mrs. Martha Adams said in 1891 she was living in Lower Oxford-street, and at that time he had just returned from sea. He worked irregularly, and witness, who was then in bad health, was not always able to make both ends meet. Mrs. James told her she had got Mr. James to build ons for Mrs. Adams as for Mrs. Bevan. The defendant was greatly distressed when giving her evidence and cried when reference was made to the expedition. She denied that Mr. James had ever threatened to turn her out of the house. HIS HONOUR'S DECISION. Without the defendant being cross-ex- amined his Honour said he wished to carry out Mr. James's inten- ons, and he thought there was no doubt about the case. Judgment was given for the plaintiff, and consequently against Mrs. Adams. His Honour added that he would not allow anyone to move in the matter until Mr. James, junr., came of age when, with his sister, he could come to the court and make application.
Rev. Prytherch's Promotion to Moderator. Rev. W. E. Prytherch, of Swansea, moderator elect of the Welsh Methodists, is a preacher's son. Hii father, the late Wm. Frvtherch, of Nantgaredig, was one of the greatest characters Wales produce, and his life was a record of good things. The moderator-elect was born at Caio, in June, 1846. In the sixties he became a schoolmaster at Goppa, and grew into a preacher at that place. His first actual pastorate was at Brechfa, and at Llandilo, in 1870, he was ordained. In 1873 Mr. Pry- therch went back to Goppa, and his fame as a naturally eloquent preacher quick'y spread. He was asked everywhere, and congregations grew fascinated with him. It is stated for sheer mastery of his hearers no one had ever approached him. In 1894 he took the considerable stride of going to Swansea, to succeed Dr. Saunders. Hers he achieved equally remarkable suc- cess. "He has great pulpit resource," writes an appreciative critic, "and his own congrega- tion get the best. He visits where visiting is needed. He is not much of an ecclesiast, but he has shown all that makes for a chairman's grace. He does not travel so much, and Wales knows less of him; but his own pulpit has become a centre of influ- ence that reaches far. The comet has almost become a fixed star. There is shining where was flashing. And, to my belief, this is bet- ter work. Those who hear him in his own pulpit have been astonished at his doctrine; he preaches each time so freshly. There were those who imagined that he had only half a dozen sermons, and that with these he galvanised the people; but never was a greater mistake."
GOWERTON AFFILIATION CASE Second Application by a Kings- bridge Girl. At Swansea on Wednesday, Thomas Rees, steelworker, Gowerton, was summoned by Amelia Matthews to show cause, etc. Mr. Leeder prosecuted, and Mr. Ivor Bowen, barrister (instructed by Mr. J. Phillips, Llanelly), defended. Mr. Leeder said this was the second hear- ing. On the first occasion complainant fail- ed to secure an order. They had now an- other witne&s. Complainant, who lives with her parents. at Glanrhyd-terrace, Kingsbridge, said the child was born on March 19th. She had known defend tnt seven years. In June last year she was employed in a restaurant at Swansea She met defendant, at Gowerton on Sunday, June 28th. Cassy Davies was with her. They were on their way to Gorseinon. They waiked with defendant aud a friend nanid Roberts, till they got to the common. They met her sister and Beatrice Benger-s on the way. Defendant suggested they should go home through the wood. That was a short cut to Gorseinon. She and defendant went down into the wood; the others straight on. Witness described what took place. He promised that if anything j happened he would see that everything was! all right before anybody got to know. On the Monday following defendant came to her place of business. One other person was present. She n.et defendant that evening near the Empire and went for a walk down Oxford-street. On passing the Section House they saw P.C. Jones, who spoke to her. They went down the Mumbles-road and on the sands. Witness described what occurred there. Later 1 e suggested she should take medicine and later asked her if she had done so. She told him she had not. Then he said it was her own fault as she ought to have done as he told her. The relations continued and he told her everything would be all right. When she wanted him to marry her he asked her to wait: inquired, "What was she in a hurry for?" As de- fendant did nothing in December, a solici- tor's letter was sent. No replv was received but before Christmas defendant again met ber in Swansea and intimacy again took place. She left her situation on December c0. Next day defendant was seen by her mother, who asked what he intended doing. He said he didn't know what could ne done. Her mother told him she couldn't keep her at home. She would have to go to the work- house. Defendant made no denial of the pa- i ternitv. Later his mother advised defendant to get married, but he said he didn't feel inclined to. That nicrht he took her into the parlour alone, and told her he could prove; she had been with Jack Sweeton. She de-1 nied that she had walked out with Jack Sweeton more than once. In reply to Mr. Bowen, complainant, ad- mitt,t-d she said at the last hearing that no one saw her with defendant except on the first occasion, but she had since remembered that P.C. Jones saw them-at another time, Mr. Bowen Did you know a man named Massey? Witness Yes I went out with him about three months. Continuing, she admitted she had been out for walks with other young men from1 Gowerton, but not since she met defendant, She didn't say anything at the last hearing' about the private conversation in the par- lour, because she was not asked about it. By Mr. Leeder: She had known defen-! dant since they were children. P.C. Jones (34), was called, said be knawi complainant ?nd had seen her and a young] man pass the Section House in Oxford- street, but couldn't remember the time or swear to the young man who was with her. Cassy Daves agreed with complainant as t, passing through the wood. Complainant and defendant were awav from the others for about half-an-hcur. When they returned complainant ';ad her hair disarranged. Frances Matthews, mother or complainant, also corroborated. Defendant never denied that he was the father. Mr Bowen And he never admitted it? Witness: No. William Henry Matthews, father of com- plainant, and Elizabeth Jane Nicholls, a married sister, gave evidence. Defendant admitted thit he and Roberts met complainant and her friend. They beckoned to him. They all kept in sight of each other. It was absolutely untrue that he had ever beejn intimate with her. By Mr. Lfceder It was true that they sat down in the woods, but the other pair were forty yards away. All the rest of complain- ant's evidence was true except the allegation that there was intimacy. Frederick Roberts said he was with de- fendant and complainant in the wood. De- fendant and complainant did not sit down, but he and Cissy Davies did. An order of payment at the rate of 3s. 6d. per week was made, together with costs. An order of payment at 3s. 6d. a was made
Alleged Attempted Suicide. At Swansea on Thursday, Mary Al'good (23), married, formerly of Pontypridd, was charged with attempting to commit suicide. P.C. Martin said the prisoner jumped into the Lliw River near Ystrad-road, Fforest- fach. When arrested she said, "I have got a lump in my inside. I have been in New- port Hospital, but they can't cure me. I am going out of my mind." Prisoner's coat and hat were found three hundred yards away from the q ot where she jumped in. She presented a woebegone appearance in court, and was remanded in custody until Saturday.
Scene in the Commons. In the House of Commons on Wednesday, Mr. Lyt-telton, in answer to Dr. Hutchi- son, cabled to Lord Milner respecting the outbreak of beri-beri among the Chinese la- bourers in South Africa. Dr. Hutchison moved the adjournment ot the House owing to that unsatisfactory re- ply. (Laughter.) He would not believe anyone on the Government side knew what a. terrible disease beri-beri was. The Deputy-Speaker ruled that the sub- ject was covered by two motions already on the paper relating to the importation of, Chinese coolies. The Opposition hotly objected, but the Deputy-Speaker adhered to his ruling. Mr. J. Redmond asked the Premier if he proposed to take any steps to prevent the House being reduced to such a state of im- potence by the action of some obscure indi- Is vidual. (Ministerial cries of "Oh:") Mr. Balfour said there were errors on both sides, and it was impossible to ask one side to correct its ways unless the other side was prepared to do likewise. The subject of beri-beri could be better discussed at the War Office. Mr. Winston Churchill asked if it would be in ordev to ask the member who had the blocking motion down whether he intended it to cover an outbreak of beri-beri. The Deputy-Speaker pointed out that no questions could be addressed to a private member, and, amidst frantic but unavailing pTotests from the Opposition, left the chair, the time for questions having passed. j
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