SWANSEA JOTTINGS. MOREJLSTON MAN~S MISHAP. Thomas Jones (50), Upland House, "Nlor- Mston, was walking along the cliffs from Caswell to the Mumbles on Sunday e.veping and was near Langland, when his foot, got caught in a rut and he fell fracturing his right log. He was brought to the Swansea Hospital and detained. DR. EBENEZER DAVIES' ACCIDENT. Swansea medical officer is recovering from ?n injury sustained a week Aso- Dr. Eben- czcr Davies was going down Wind-street when he fell over a pole that was lying in 1he glJttcr and sustained a nasty bruise to the left side of the lace- He had to lie up for a couple of days. CORPORATION OITINC. Swansea Corporation elect ricat department held their first, annual outing te 1.1 per Jj. and N. W. Railway. After partaking of dinner, Ca-rreg Cennon Castle was explored. After tea songs and instrumental music 'were indulged in until the return journey to Swan- sea after a most enjoyable ua y MR. BINGHAM'S SALARY. Mr. Bingham, Inspector of Weights and Measures, asked the Swansea Watch Com- mittee on Tuesday for an increase of £25 a year for his services under the Highway Act. The matter came up at the 'ast Streets Ccm- mittee, and was referred to the Watch Com- mittce. It was referred back to the Streets Committee. BATH SHOW TIMBER. The last lot of timber from the Bath and W est, of England Show remaining in Victoria I Park was sold on Tuesday by Mr, F. F. Meager. Some very satisfactory pVices wer obtained, "higher than those which would be got in the yard," said an expert, especally in scantlings, of which there were a great CHOIR OUTING. The annual outing of St. Michael .s "Church (Swansea) Choir took place on Thursday at Oiwicb Bay. The day was beautifully fine until 5.50 p.m., when it ecmmenccd to rain on the homeward jour- ney. Permission was sriven by Miss Talbot to go through Pcurico Castle grounds. The following ladies and gentlemen were present:—Revs. C. C. Lindsey and Hugh Rees, Mcsdames Gregory, Thomas, Davies, Williams, .Tones, Misses P. Howells, Greg- cry, Howclls, and Lewis, Messrs. Wilham Thomas, T. Thomas, W. Dight, and Jones. The party returned at 9.50 p.m. TRUCKS IN THE CHINA SHOP. Some trucks were being shunted un lues- day afternoon on the Harbour Trust line through Harbour-road, Swansea, and when crossing near Quay-parade, one ox Alte fiap- doors opened and jammed against the side of a tobacconist's shop in the occupation of a Mr. Barrett, and owned by Mr. Nott, iron- monger. A portion of the wall was shifted from its foundations, anil. •'■early all the win- dows of the shop were smashed. A young iadv was in the shop at the time, and all the articles on the shelves of the shop—fancy crockery and tobaccos—fell upon her. She was not injured, but much frightened. STRAW ABLAZE. A Large quantity of straw stored on the ffuay at the East Dock, Swansea, owned by MeeG??. Underwood and Sons, Brentford, and at which there was a conflagration last week, again burst mto flames at 5.0 on Friday morning and necessitated,the attention of the police. P.S. Evans, in charge of the St. Thomas district, together with P.C.'s 54 end 85. and Dock-jonstable. Taylor, proceeded tn the scene with a handreel. A standp'pe was fixed and two lengths of hose run out. An hour and a i alt's work on the smouldering straw removed all signs of burning, but. the- police advise the removal of the strjw, of which there 's still a considerable quantity. aa they fear there is tiro still smouldering underneath. "THE OCTOROON" AT THE STAn THEATRE. The plays at. the Star Theatre, Swansea, arc evidently to the last* of..¡ \-¡c patrons. A large house on Monday night welcomed a clever rrpresenjAtips oi Dion iioueicault's, .—6c&9&_play> "The Uetoroon," by Mr. Ed ward Neville's Company. Miss Annie Ern nette, in the title role, made the most of "difficult part. and Mr. Whitmore Ledger real is4, icaliv depicted the rascally slave-driver "Jacob McClosky." Mr. Edward Nevilb brought his ripe-experience to bear (;11 the pan, "of "Satem Scudder." Perhaps the suc- cess of the evening was the "Pete" of Mr. Will White, with bis clever impersonation of the old nigger "too ole to wo;-k." Others wh., do wet! are Messrs.. R. Gilbert, J. Nel- son Turner, Hettie Jeffcries, Gus Bowerroan, and Miss Loie Esmond. KARNO'S FINE COMBINATION AND CINQUEVALLI AT THE EMPIRE. Two of the largest "houses'' of the year greeted the eyes of the Swansea Empire man- agement, on Monday night—and the pro- gramme was worthy of tho t ttcndancc. The Karno Company have excelled themselves, and brokeu all records for music-hall sketches. When one mentions that the caste alone of "Saturday to Monday"-a rol- licking skit on the adventures of a fortui- tously married man, in three scenes—num- bers thirty-three, it barely indicates the ela- borate nature of the production. The band of the "1st Regiment of Caucasian Guards" should be seen and heard in this sketch. It is a capable band of 14 instrumentalists. As to the artistes, Fred Kitchen is, of course, the planet par excellence. This Arthur Robert-s of the music-hall sketch was in great form, and fairly convulsed the' audience. The other prominent principals are Miss Cossie Noel. Miss Ada Maskell, and Messrs. Chas. Baldwin and Henry Kilts. The elec- trical effects are "great." Cincpievalli, with his almost uncanny deftness, is as clever as cyer, and his assistant as agile and amusing. One of his tricks, thai- of the revolving tri- angle and I be glass of water, should be seen to be appreciated. The "world's greatest juggler" he is, and will remain. Earle and -Ear)c roanipulaio the banjo to marvellous effect. Banjoists we have heard in Swan- sea in profusion, but this duo's rendition of the overture to Rossini s florid "Semiramide." is an expert we. Arthur Reece, one, of the coming men of the nmsie hail stag". has a son" against "Conscription," which just hits the^ponular taste. Charles Prel'e, with Lis ventriloquial dogs, provided an amusing and novel show, without any suggestion of cruelty. Other appreciated turns arc the Sisters O'Meers, clever and graceful wire artistes: Allis and Cassatti, comedy duo, and Chas. Lilburn, comedian.
Loitering in Little Wind Street. At Swansea on Wednesday, Daniel Thomas Devinc, labourer, was charged with loitering in Little Wind-street on Tuesday night for lie purpose of committing a felony. P.C. Williams saw defendant trying the door of Messrs. Mill and English** shop. When arrested and charged he made no reply. Detective Davies said he knew defendant as a thief. His career of crime commenced ten years ago, and he had been nine times 1;01] vi ( led. Defendant (1(. Williams, recalled): Why did you hit me across the mouth? P.O. Williams: 1 had a job to get," you to tlw station. Clerk: Did you give him tha.t Mark, eye in t Ue cell ? P.C. Williams No.. Dr. Joseph Davies said defendant bad a bad record, and the magus'rates thought it would benefit him to be sf,nt to prison for three months. Defendant made a great noise and was very ioleiit while being conveyed to the ce-U.
Swansea Man's Folly at Birken- Head. At -Birkenhead on Thursday Thomas Jones, agtd about 30, \vbo said lie came from South Wall's, v.as charged with wilfully breaking r. (hat- g!a»s window in an ironmonger's shop on Wednesday in broad daylight. prisoner deliberately threw a stone at lli€ --window and sma-shed it. When arrested, he said "I don't know what made me do it. The same thing vum* over me; at Swansea eigh- teen months ago, and I had three months." He was aemtoamd Di" \0 W
1 OFFICIAL PROGRAMME. King's Approval: Route Changed. Special Privilege for St. Thomas People. Military Arrangements: Fireworks Display. The Mayor of Swansea (Mr. Griffith Thomas) saw Lord Knollys in London on Tuesday afternoon in connection with the visit of the King and Queen to the borough- His Worship on Wednesday morning in formed the Press that his Majesty -greed to a procession through the principal otreets but the rontw must not exceed four miles in length. The procession is to take place im- mediately after the festivities at t.he docks, and the n yal progress would be through the town and straight back to the yacht. His Majesty s subsequent movements are un- known. The King at. the luncheon at the dorks will appear in uniform, and levee dress must- be worn, that is to say. persons who have uniforms must wear them, and other persons morning dress. During the proces- sion his Majesty wilt be pleased to listen to two choirs, apart from the musical pro- gramme at the docks. He is sending 26 horses to the town, and four carnages, and they are going te'be stabled at Messrs Ben Evans and Co.'s mews at Frog-street The King [eaves Swansea at 10 o'clock on the following morning. TEN THOUSAND TICKETS FOR ST THOMAS FOLK. At a special meeting of the Swansea Gen- eral Purposes t'ommittee on Wednesdav Mr. M. Tutton presiding, The Mayor said he had seen Lord Knollys, the Admiral of the Royal yacht, and the Master of the Horse, and he would give the Council the programme as far us possible. The King's yacht will leave Liverpool on July 19th at 5.o0 p.m., and anchor in the Mumbles Roads at 8.30 on tho morning of the 20th. At 10.50 the yacht, would enter the channel abreast of the Prince of Wales Dock, and at 12,45 the. Royal party would disembark and enter the saloon in waiting to convey them to thr site for the cutting of the sod of the new dock. The Royal party would return by the same saloons for luncheon, which should be not later than 1.30 p.m. The luncheon was expected to last till 2.30 and the Royal carriages would then be in a position to drive the Royal narty through the town over a route not exceeding four miles, at the end of which the Royal party would 20 back to the yacht. His Worship then added the other details of the arrange- ments, as announced a.bovc. Answering the Chairma.n, the Mayor said that on July 21st the Royal party would drive direct to the Victoria Station under an escort of Yeomanry. That would be a mat- ter for the military, the functions of the Cor- poration and Harbour Trust, ending on afternoon of July 20th. Aid. Roger Thomas thought that as the St. ThomM; route had been abandoned the inhabitants of the East Side should be given special tickets to see the ceremony at the docks. The Chief Constable explained that he had seen Mr. Law and Mr. Scbenk. and it had been arranged to avoid the S1. Thomas people coming into the town that the road over the canal bridge should be kept open so as to si low of Their proceeding to the largo open space adjoining the new dock site. This would accommodate about 10,000 people. Special tickets would be allotted. Replying to AW. Howe! -Watkins, the Replying to Akl. Howr/ Watkins, the Mayor said that the distance from the lun- cheon shed to the site of the sod cutting was-270 yards. Aid. Watkins: Quite near. Mr. Mov I'vaus reported that the sub- committee had that morning decided to aban- don the proposed visit to the Victoria Park, and recommended the adoption of the fol- lowing route: from the docks up Wind- street, Castle-street, High-street, Alexan- dra-road, Walter-road, round St. J antes's- creseent, returning down Brunswick-street, Phillips-parade, to St. Helen'-road, Dillwvn- st.. Oxford-st., Towple-st., "Wind st. to the docks. An alternative route via We^t.bury- 1 street and Brynmor-road Was gone over, but the Kiib-comnuttee deemed that too steep, k was alto-recommended that the. children's choir be accommodated at. St. James s-g&r dents, and: the Urge efbir on tne plot of ground adjoining the Free Library. The. Mavor said that the surveyor in- formed him that the new route was under four miles in length. The committee adopted the recommended route, and the suggestions re-the choirs, ex- cept that, the Ia-rge choir be accommodated, subject. to arrangements with the lessees of the hoarding, on the plot of ground opposite the Fzee. Library. Mr. David Davies reported t.he result of a conference with Colonel Hill, commanding the 41st Regimental District, and the local Volunteer officers relative to the Volunteer arrangements. It was decided that the Volunteers should line the route from the bottom of Wind-street, up to the south end of Castle-street, and as far as they would go in Alexandra-road. It was not thought they woulÚ go far beyond the Free Library. And on the return rout.e it was intended t.) line the whole of Oxford-street, up to the top of Temple-street with Volunteers. In addition there might be other bodies aval I able, possibly 100 Militia, but it was decided in that, case that they should be utilised to the east of the Wind-street Bridge. Major Sinclair explained that as the mounted men would have to fall back on approaching Castle-street it was desirable that the Volunteers should line the route through that thoroughfare, so that there might be troops on either side. The committee proceeded to discuss the question of barricading, and it was resolved to use rope from tree to tree in Mansel-street and Walter-road, barricade off all the streets leading from W aiter road to St. Helen s- road. and utilise the other movable barriers for the portions of the route not lined by Volunteers. The 'Chairman I take it these arrange ments as to route are not to be altered. The committed! agreed. Answering Mr. David DaYies, the Chief Constable said lie proposed closing the East Side to traffic on July 30th at, say, ]0 o'clock, a.nd reopen it an hour later for th- purpose of allowing all ticket, holders to pro- ceed betwen. the banners to the East Side. The. Chairman was of opinion that all carriages should bp stopped by the Rhondrta and Swansea, Bay Railway Station entrance, and not allowed on dock property at all. The Chairman said that as the Royal yacht would be in the entrance channel at 10.30, and moored in the dock a.t. 11.30, it was ne- cessary that ticket holders should be very early in their places. It transpired during further discussion that no person would be allowed on the dock pro- perty without a ticket. The Chairman What, about the east side? The Chief Constable replied that that en trance would be entered by ticket. The Chairman I did not understand t had, and I am not going to be one to exclude people, from coming within a reasonable dis- tance ol the favoured ones in the enclosure. The Chief Constable explained that what he meant was that, at 10 o'clock he would close, the east side to general traffic, and that then the ticket holders could begin to gc across to the docks. The matter was left in the hands of Capt. Colquhoun and the. Route Committee. It was resolved to accent an offer from Messrs. Parry and Rocke to erect an arch descriptive of the woollen trade. Mr. Eden, on behalf of the copper smelters and the Welsh Tinplat.e and Steel Mannfao- iiirers' Association, wrote expressing svm- pa thy with the proposed triumphal arches, but regretted being unable to erect, them though they were willing to supply the neces- sary material to the. Corporation. The Maunesma-nn Tube Company wrote ex- pressing willingness to erect an arch. The offer was accepted. The question of affording faciliiics for supplying refreshments in the market and the park was left with the estate agent a.nd the market manager to arrange. Messrs. Pain and Sous, pyrotechnists; wrote offering to provide..G50 worth of fire- works and £40 worth of illuminations at the Vn-toria Park on July 21st, the proceeds of the. eate money to be equally divided be- tween Messrs. Pain and the Corporation. The committee would not entertain the ap- plication. but consented to allow the use of the park, ier the purpose to the Swansea. Life- j boat Saturday l'und Committee, it being their gala day. SINGULAR ANNOUNCEMENT IN "TRUTH." "Loid who is at present in ,.3 daiicate state of health, is staying at Iims- brrmk" (says 'Truth''), "and lie will not, be able to return to Wales to receive the King and Queen when they visit Swansea to open the new docks on Wednesday, the 20th. It has, therefore, been arranged that their Ma- jesties are to be entertained at Clyrt Park, has, therefore, been arranged that their Ma- jesties are to he entertained at Clyrt Park, ihr, beautiful seat of Lord Swansea's uncle, | Mr. Graham Vivian, who will entertain a i large house party during the week, including !the Duke and Duchess of Beaufort and Lord and Ladv Windsor." IS THERE ANY TRUTH IN IT. As has been already announced by Lord Knollys and the. Mayor of Swansea, 'by the latter as recently as Wednesday, nothing has been arranged after the procession through the town. We understand, how- ever, that unusual preparations are being made at Clyne Castle at the present time, and that a large number of men are busy on I the grounds. This may for the house Par-.V- but it if. quite within the. bounds of probability that their Majesties will par- take of tea at the Castle after an afternoon drive. ON KILVEY HILL AT NIC ITT". The Swansea Harbour Trustees have placed an order with Mestrs. Pain and Sons, pyrotechnists bv appointment to his Majesty 'he. King, for a grand fireworks display on Kilvey Hib on the night of July 20th. It is likely that tbe display will bei one of the best ever seen in W'ales. KING AND QUEEN AND A NEW HOSPITAL. The King and Queen left Buckingham Palace at quarter-past twelve for the cityto lay the foundation of the new building of St. Bartholomew's Hospital. Their Majesties were attended by a. brilliant suite, and drove in an open carriage under escort of the 1st Life Guards by way of Pall Mall, Lower Regent-street, Shaftesbury-avenue. and Hol. born. The latter part of the route was de- corated, and crowds of people assembled and cordially greeted their Maiesties within a great marquee erected at the sice, the Lord Mayor and Corporation and a. brilliant assem- blage awaited the Royal airival. Prayers were read by the B>shop of London, and the Prince of Wales, as president, read an ad- dress. His Majesty, in reply, said the ad- dress had reminded the Queen aud himself of an antiquity of that foundation, and of the favour shown it by so many Royal prede- cessors. They were happy that those who were responsible for carrying on the excellent work had shown by t he^r scheme for re- building the hospital their intention that the future of St. Batholomew's should not be unworthy of its fine traditions. After the formal stone-laving their Majesties re- turning drove through the great quadrangle where they were enthusiastically greeted by many patients whose beds had been brought into the open air. HARBOUR TRUSTS SHARE OF EX- PEN SL. The Swansea*" Harbour Trustees at a joint meeting with the Corporation Committee on WTednesday afternoon consented to pay half of the £1,500 expenditure necessary for ex- tra police protection. HOLIDAY FOR NEATH COUNTY SCHOOL. At Tuesday's meeting of Neath County School group managers (Mr. Howell pre- siding), a letter was received from -he Mid- Glamorgan Teachers' Association aSKing for a holiday on the occasion of the King's visit to Swansea. The concession was granted. PORT TALBOT AND DISTRICT TEACHERS. At Tuesday's meeting of the Port Talbot Schols group, a letter was read from Mr. Rhys Nicholas, on beha!f of the Teachers' Association, suggesting a. holiday be granted in all the schools on the 20th inst. on thej occasion of the King's visit to Swansea.It- was resolved to recommend that the schools be closed. be closed. LLANDRINDOD CHOIR REHEARSALS. Amongst those who have recently been present at private rehearsals of Mr. W Thomas's choir—the Llandrindod combina tion which is to sing before the King and Queen at the Elan Valley—are her Grace tbe Duchess of Beaufort, the little Marquis of Worcester, and her two sisters, Lady Eva Dugdale, Lady Caroline Jenkins, etc. MID-WALES JOURNEY: WELSHPOOL ADDRESS. The Royal train, after it leaves Swansea for Rhayader, will make one stop, namely. at WcChpool. and it is expected that the Montgomery County Council will present an address,, and poswbly alio the Welshpool Corporation. This will be. the only stopping place in Wales, and the Royal train will not slacken pace at the. other stations more than is necessary for block signalling on the single lines. The Cambrian Company are making elaborate arrangements for the. safe convey- ance of the Royal passengers, and the Rhay- ader and Welshpool stations will be de- corated LIVERPOOL REQUEST: ROYAL CONCESSION. Residents of Great George-street, Liver- pool, have been clamouring for the Royal procession to pass throagh that thorough fare on the occasion of the visit of the King, and a telegram from Lord Knollys has now been received intima.ting that the King and Queen will "have much pleasure" in expe- diting their departure from London on the. I 19th by ten minutes in order to pursue the route which is "desired by so many of the inhabitants of Liverpool." Their Majesties' kindliness in this matter has evoked the greatest appreciation throughout Liverpool. BIRMINGHAM'S LOYAL ADDRESS. The draft address to be presented by the Birmingham Corporation to the King and ) Queen on the occasion of the opening of the Welsh water scheme at Rhayader on the 21st iust was read at the City Council on Tuesday. "The great undertaking," it sets forth, "which your Majesties have gra- ciously consented to recognise, the provision of an abundant suppiy of pure water to our city and neighbourhood, has been a work of many years duration, involving much thought, great cost, and arduous labour, but finis coronal opus, aud to-day your Majes- ties honour the city by opening our Ela.n water works, the source, as we hope, of in- creased health and comfort to our great in dustrial populat ion. Your Majesties' names are identified with the cause of peace. Great public works are among the victories ot peace, and it is with heartfelt recognition of your Majesties' efforts in this direction that, wo welcome your Royal presence at the completion of this great undertaking."
"Burgling" His Father's Shop. At Swansea, on Wednesday, Samuel Geo. Richards, seaman (29). 20. Washington- street, was charged with being at the back of an iionmonger's shop in Neath-road, for the purpose of committing a felony. P.Cv-Fox heard a noise, and saw defendant behind a wall. The officer jumped over the waif and asked prisoner what he was doing there. Prisoner replied, "1 don't know." He then tried to enter the house through a bark window. Ta-ken to the police-station, and charged, prisoner rephed "What, ronv I was bred and born there." Henry Richards said prisoner was his son, but ha.d not been living with him. Prisoner said he had no intention of wng wrong. Dr. Joseph Davies said it was their pain- ful duty to send prisoner ten .a.o! for a month. He hoped that when he came out prisoner would lead a better life. Prisoner You are domg this for nothing, sir.
King to Review Swansea Veterans. Her Majesty the Queen is, during the lestivties at the docks, to be presented with a magnificent bouquet. Outside, this thero will, we understand, lie no personal gifj.¡.; as on the last occasion the Roval visitors were pt Swansea. His Majesty the King has been pleased lo intimate that he will inspect the Swansea United Service Brigade immediately upon disembarking from the Royal yacht at Swan- sea. The men. many of whom arc veterans, some of the Crimea and others of the Indian Mutiny, will be lined up on the quayside of the Prince of Wales Pock, outside the grain sheds, a.nd the King's pleasure, has given the liveliest satisfaction to them. His Majesty may also consent to receive the roll of ^bo brigade, which will be set out on veil run, v, ith the decoration for cach war and expedition represented. Arrangements are to be made to convey the very old men in a cab to t.he East Dock, and it is expected that this can he done without interference with the police regulations. The veterans, we may be sure, would walk if they could to see their King whose beloved mother, the late Queen, t^ey sacrificed so much for. A mcster of the men is to take plaoe at tke • WMkane C&ab on Tmwdog w«Mg,
FASHIONABLE SWANSEA 1 WEDDING. Mr. R. G. Wheatley- Miss Kate Andrew. A very largely atierded and fashionable wedding vras celebrated at tit. James's Church, Swansea, on Wednesday at one o'clock, tbe. bridegroom hcing Mr. Robert A. V- heatiey, solicitor to the Swansea Cor- poration and son of Mr. J. L. WheatSev, the Town Clerk of Cardiff, and the bride, Miss Kate Andrew, daughter of Mrs. Andrew. "Beaconsfield," Swansea. A large crowd of spectators occupied the unreserved seats in the. church and others lined the pathway leading to the edifice, where they had a good view of the party as they arrived and de- parted. The officiating clergv were the Rev. S. W. Jenkins, M.A., Oxon., Rural Dean of West Cower, and Rector of Oxwich and Nicholas.on, and Rev. K. C. Lees, curate in-charge at Si. James', and. the bridegroom, who arrived in excellent time, and took up his position near the chancel, was supported bv Mr. Fred G. Rocke. who undertook the duties devolving unoc the best man. It was an abreviated choral service, under the direc- tion of Mr. Arthur He v. Mus. Bac., who pre- sided a.t the organ and played stirring bridal music pending the arrival of the bride. Mr. J- S. Andrew (brother), Mr. W. Rees, and Mr. Merviile Williams acted as grooms- men. UUESTS AT WKDWNG. In addition to the Bridesmaids a,nd Groomsmen, the wedding guests were:—Mrs. William Andrew (bride's mother). Mr. and Mrs. J- 1" Wheatley .(father and mother of bridegroom); Mr. a.nd Mrs. S. V. Price (sis- tpr- of Bridegroom), Mr. Tom Price nephew). Mr -and Mrs. «). G. Andrew (bride's brother), Mrs. Alton (bride's aunt), Mr. and Mrs. T 'Stobo (bride's uncle'. Mr. and Mrs. Hende.r- fton (coosins1, Mrs. Finlator (copein), Mr. ciriff. Thoma.3 (Mayor), the Sev. and Mrs. Stephen Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Bird, Mr. and Mrs. F. C, Bracher. Mr. and Mrii. Fred Bradford, Mr. and Mrs. (Jeorp:e Bell, Mr. P: Coward, Mr. and Mrs. H, iP. Charles O'ea^ii!, Mre. P. J. Charles. Mr. R. .t..J. P. Charles. Mr. a.nd Mrs. Crowhurst, Mr. a.nd Mrs. E. A. Cleeves, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Davies. Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Davies. Mrs. Kdwards (Aberdare), Mr. and Mrs. W. E. K-nglish. 'Mrs. Hughes (rfketty Ish:),}, and Mr. Hughep. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Hopwn, Mr. Kdmund 'Hancock Hancock. Mr. and Mrs- David Isaacs. Mr. George Jennison, Mr. D. C. John. Mrs. Robert Jones. Mr. and ilrs. Jenkin Jones, Mrs. and Miss Jordan, Rev. F. C. I..ee;,(, Mr. and Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. E" L. a.nd Mr. K. Morgan, Dr. a,nd Mrs. Marks. Mr. and Mrs. J. Poweli. Mrs. and Miss Preece, Mrs. Parry. Mr. and Mrs. G«o. Eobin.son (Cardiff). Mr. Gilbert Robinson. Mr. TV. J. Rees. Mr. W. J. Rees. junr., Mr. Fred Rocke. Mr. and Mrs. John Roberts, the Misses Roderick, Mr. and Mrs. Phillip R.ich- ards, Mr. H- G. Solomon, Mr. C. H. Thomas, Captain Thomas, Mr. B. D. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Aeron Thomas, Rev. and Mrs. Henry Williams (Pentyrch), Mr. and Mrs. Kovrel Watkins. Mr. and MIs. Wal. ter Watkins, Mr. William Watkins (Ash- leig-h). LLtsT OF PRESENTS. Bridegroom to Bride, bracelt: Bride to Bridegroom, diamond ring; Bridegroom to Bridesmaids, pearl pendant and chain; Mrs. Andrew (bride's mother), cheque; Mr. J. L. Wheatley (Bridegroom's father), cheque, fur- niture. a.nd pictures; Mn AVheatley, glass; Mr. W.. Stobo Andrew (Bride's brother), cheque Mies Andrew ) bride's sister), cheque; Mr. J. S. Andrew (bride's brother!, cheque; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Andrew (Belmont, Surrey), china te aand breakfast set); Mr. and Mrs. Price (bridegroom's sistercheque; Mrs. Gibson Shandon (bride's aunt), cheque: Mr. and Mrs. J. Hopkins (Penmaen). silver crumb scoop; Vr. and Mrs. Gerald Hopkins (Pen- rca^.n); silver mustard pot; Mr. and Mrs. Job.n Stephenson, four silver serviette rings; Dr. and Mrs. Lewis Pocket (Grimsby), silver tea, spoons; Mr. Fred Pocket, silver dessert spoons and forks; Mr. and Mrs. Harrison (Lincoln), flower pot and stand; ^Mr. wd Mist* Jones (Cardiff), vase; Mr. a<nd Mrs- Moxey cpenanh), silver sauce boat; Mr. A. R. BeJtoet (Glasgow), telephone; Mrs. Aiton (Glasgow). silver toilet se4; Mrs. E. L. Mor- gan, Venetian mirror; Mr. and Mrs. Ra-rri- son and Family (Glasgow), silver dhe-æe stand; Mr. and. Mrs. Howel Watkins, salad howl and servers; Mr. and Mrs. Jenkin JonM, silver teaspoons and sugar tongs; Mr Maitland (Gar- lochhead*. silver afternoon cake stand; Ser- vants R 1 BeficonsRf.kl. Wedge'ood biscuit box: Mr, a-nd Mrs. David Isaac, silver candle. f-ticks: Miss Nelly Rogers, water colour Pic- ture, Mrs, Linlater (Glasgow), silver butter knives; Mr. and Mrs. Thrift Stobo (Bridge of Allen), cheque; Mr. and rljjLs. J- Avery, pa.ir pictures; Mr. Griff. Thomas (Mayor), silver cigarette caw, Mr. and Mrs. J- Hell- derson iGla>sgow). silver centre piece: Mr. Finla^on and ?.iiss Price, clock; Mr. and Mrs- John Poberte. silver breakfast dish; Mr- and Mni. S. F. Thompson, silver entree disshes; the Misses Thompson, scent bottles; Mr- H. R. Thompson, silver tea plates; Mr. Trevor Shackeli (Cardie), butter dish and knife; Mr. and Mrs. Fardo (Bath), inkstand; MTS. D. Edgar Jones and Mr. Phillips •Cardiff:^ silk cushion; Dr. and Mrs. Kbenezer Davies* silver hot wa.ter jug; Mrs. Fulton (Penarth), cheque a.nd pearl and amethyst pendant and chain; Mr. and Mrs. Wood Davie (Cardiff), silver s-auee boa.t; Mrs. R. Pomeroy, tea tray; Mr. R. Pomeroy, candle stick; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stobo (G-arlochhead). canteen of cutlery and silver: Mr. Leo H. Price, sal ver sugar bowl and tongs; Mr. Sidney and Mine Owen, picture; Mr. Ernie Morgan, pair serviette rings; Mrs. and Miss Elvie "Mea- ger, pair serviette rings; Mr. Mervyn^Wu- lia.ms. clock; Mrs. Hughes and Mr. J J- Hughes (SkeMy Isha). silver dessert sp-xms; Mr. and Mrs. David Salmon, silver sit&ar sifter; Dr. and Mrs. Edwards, card trnv, Dr. T. D. Griffiths, claret jug; Re" Mrs. Emery (Penmaen}, bread for-<; Miss Muriel Roberts, china ornament; M" and Mrs. F. F. DeaiS on (Jondon), frnit basket; Misses Hilda a-nd Vera Davies. silver sauce boat; Mr. a.nd Mrs. W. M. Davies, sugar and cream disbes; Mr. and Mrs. C. C. "V iv ian, silver butter dish; Mr. and )ir8. John Rosser. bonbon dishes; Mrs. <*s »*-S" Pitt, tray cloths; Mr. Jack Davies. sib't-r ta' servers; Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Morley (Cardiff), silver vaee; Mr. Fred Flitch Ma--> *:lvcr buttons; Mr. and M>s. C. R. ))a.1' silver vases; Mr. and Mrs. W k Fnstwsh. hammered copper coal vase; the M'sses. pwj ton (Ystradgynlai?). pot pouri vas;: Mr and Mrs. R. Bird (Cardiff), silver coffcje pot; Mr. and Mrs. G. Robertson (Cardiff), 1-er errmb scoop; Mr. h P. Oowaxd. china centre P"ece; Mr. D. C. Johns, silver tea kettle; Mr. and Mrs. Crowhn-r&t air silver ca ■ Mr. and Mrs. C. Adams wport) bowl; Mra Tb.omas (Sprin^rfleld -cu), -V.ver tea trnv; Mrs. P..J. Charles (Nea si- *r cake t'II8 ket,; Miss Muriel and Mr. Arthur Evans (St. Thomas) silver sugar bowl and sifter; Dr. and Mrs. E. B. Evans, centrepiece; Mrw. and the Misses Revan, eevnertoire; Mr. and Mrs. 11. P. Charles (Neath), silver aDd china coffee service; Miss Charles Westneld, Neath), silver tea caddy; Mr. Reg. St. J. P. Charles, silver sugar tongs and spoons: Miss Stobo (Bridge of Allan) point lace handker- J chief: the Misses Roderick, card basket: Mr. J. ajrd Miss Thomas (SpringneM). silver eg^» stand Md spoors; M'isers-. M. a.nd S, LyoHs (London), silver punch bowl: Mr. W. J. Rees. silver tea service; Mr. TV. and Mr. >"■ Ree«, case of carvers; Mr. and Mrs. Cleaver pair copper vases; Mr. D. M. Glasbrook. t-ravp- ling ekrc*; Mr. and Mrs. H. Fllery (Bristol pair niri crackers: Mr. and Mrs. and Miss F. Bradford s'lver oyster forks; Mr. and Mrs. Moss (Plvmombi. silver hair brush; Mr. and Mrs. Underbill-Plymouth), inkstand; Mr. aswl Mrs Gilbert. Jones, sugar basin and sifter;Mr. and Mrs. Fred Rocke and Family, leopard skin ru-g- Mr. Fred G. Boeke. 3 silver flower vases- Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Bracher. silver bread' platter: Mr. George Bracher t Bristol. fish eaters- Miss Moy Fvars. salad bowl and jug- Rev. and Mrs. -S. W, Jenkins (Oxwich), carved candle sticks; Mr. and Mrs. :f..£lgar Watkins. picture: Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wat- kint. picture; Mrs. Jordan, Worcester Cheeee and butter and biscuit dishes; Miss Jor- dan. d'oyles: Dr. and Mrs. E. M. Smith (York) picture: Mr. and Mrs. G. Isaac, cbina ornaments: 1\"r. and Mrs. John (inf. filbs silver centre dish; MT. and Mrs. Wil- liam' Vbomas (Brynhcwlogi. silver fruit, snoons- Mr. W. A. a.nd M.iss Thomas, silver fruit stand: Mr. J. Vi-tier feeder, silver bread fork; Mr. C. Howel Thomas, pair sil- ver vases- Mr- a.nd Mrs. Robert Nash, silver hot wat^r jug; Miss Andrew's San day .School Class, hook stand: Mifei Vera Andrew (niece), worked toilet covers: Miss Minnie Jones, nightdress and "brush and comb bag: Mr. and Mrs. Robert, Jones, silk cwfwiion: Mr. Stanlev M. Jones, silver hand bell; Mr. and M.r8. George Bell. Worcester howl: Yr, and Mrs" Ijowe (Manchester), writing cabinet; Rev. and Mrs. Williams (Pentyrch). pocket book M-r. and Mrs. George JUddel1 (loiodonv, silver dish covers: Mr. and Mrs. Sutcliffe (AsMon). silver and pearl knife rests; Annie CPliinti (old nurse1, china flower pot: Dr. and Mrs. Marx (Mumbles), bronze flower pot: Mr. and Mrs. Mansfield'(IxHidon). silver pickle cruet; Miss MananeM- tea. cloth; Mr. W. R. a.nd Miss Williams (The CUiffe), gl-aæ sugar caetor; Mr. T. H. Stephens (Cardiff), pair china va^es; Mr. and Mrs..Samuel Tay- lor, china flower vaee; MSse Myrtle Francis The sorphced boy dbaaakux raaged up on eitbfT side of the entrance, and. when the procession moved up tbe centre aisle to the chancel, the choir singing '"The voice that breathed o'er Eden," and the fair bride pre- ceding her train of followers, the p-icture presented was indeed most pleasing. Miss Andrew made a charmingly dainty bride in her trailing while draperies, and she was accompanied by her brother, MT. W Stobo Andrew, who gave, her away. She wore a lovely picture gown of i.ory- Ninon—a diaphanous and exquisitely soft, clinging mat.crial; the skirt was gathered into the waist line. and fell in soft ituffy folds; it was beautifully trimmed with quaint ruchings festooned at the loot, am? ornamented with tiny chiffon roses. The bodice had a caintv transparent yoke of finely-tucked and embroidered chiffon, ela- borated with faggot-stitdhing. and a 'ovely old point duchesse lace berthe, and a s; ray of orange blossom gave a.n artistic finish to the corsage. From the shoulders was ar- ranged a rich train of softly gleaming satin, lightly draped with chiffon and trammed with long trails of bridal blossoms, and her prettilv embroidered tulle veil, which was worn by her mother at her wedding, was fastened to the coiffure with a coronet, of orange blossoms. She carried a. beautiful shower bouquet, of choice white rcses, tuberoses, lilies of the valley, and other exotics, and her ornaments included a lovely antique diamond pendant, the bride- groom's gift -a gold curb bangle— and a diamond and pearl-set-broocb, the pre- sent of an uncle. Her train bearers were Aiiss Rita Jennison and Master lom Price (nephf/w of the bridegroom). The former was dressed in a damty ivory satin frock, trimmed with ecru lace applications, and wore a white crinoline straw hat, adorned with white ostrich feathers. The little page was dressed in a white satin suit, and wore a three-cornered hat. The four bridesmaids were Miss Andrew (sister of the orioe. and maid of honour). Miss Madge Andrew (niece), Miss Violet, Charles and Miss Flossie Hughes. They made a very engaging group, attired alike in smart white crepe de chine gowns, the skirts having full-gauged flomiocs from wide insertions of fine cobwebby sitk lace; the bodices had yokes of similar lace, with puffings of sun-rav pleated chiffon. which was draped round to give the eiiect ot a fichu. Their chic hats were of folded white net and straw, the brims turned up high on the left ;idc, where clustered a few large white roses and foliage, while the crowns were encircled with a lovely shade of pink panne velvet. They wore gold lockets set with a single pearl, and carried lovely sweet scented bouquets of pink and white roses, tied with wide pink, streamers, these being the souvenir gifts cf the bridegroom. Rev. J. C. Lees having performed the first portion of the ceremony, the clergv oassed up to the altar, followed by the bride and bridegroom and bridesmaids, the former kneeling at the altar rails for the subsequent prayers. The address having oeen dehvered oy the Rev. Stephen Jenkins, O perfect love" was sung, and then an adjournment was made to the vestry, where the register was signed, and as 'the wedding party left the church to the strains of Mendels- sohn's familiar Bridal March, the train- bearers and little Miss Henderson strewed rose petals in the pa.th of the bride, while at the porch w.ere a mtniber of school children, who also threw petals to the door of the car- riage. There were many well-known people among the gueste, including the Mayor and several Corporation officials. Mrs. An- drew (the mother of tbe bride) was wearing a. becoming gown of black Ninon over white glaoe silk, inset, with Chantilly lace, and her bodice was trimmed with a quantity of old Honiton lace, and the accompanying bonnet was of straw, slightly relieved with white chiffon and soft white ospreys. She earned a pretty bouquet of white and mauve flow- ers, tied with mauve ribbon. A iter the ceremony a reception was held at the Shaftesbury Hall, and later Mr. and Mrs. Wheatley left for North Wales to Spend the honeymoon. The bride went away in a moleskin-coloured faced-cloth costume, the skirt becomingly gauged to form panels, and the bolero trimmed with fancy galon and lace. Over this was worn a na,tural ostrich feather stole; and her bat was of straw, softened with a chiffon lining, and decked with pink and green laburnums. A dance will be held in the evening in honour of t.be. occasion at the Shaftesbury Hall, which was profusely decorated by Messrs. Parsons and Co., who also supplied the bouquets.
Somali Mullah age in Busy, Aden, Wednesday.—The Mullah s forces have attacked the Somali levy scouts and friendlics near Eldap. killing fifty, and loot- ed about 1,000 sheep and ft by camels. They retired, pursued by the Pioneers, who shot down twenty of the Mullah s men. —"Daily Mail." The same journal's correspondent at Ber- bera, too, declares that the campaign has come to a futile and ignominious end. He goes on tc show how "successive blunders have proved almost fatal to British prest-ge in the region over which the Mullah retains full control.
Llandilo County Court Action Sequel. At. Carmarthenshire Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday the examination of David John Maddy Morris, formerly a solicitor's clerk at Llandilo, now residing with his rather at Parkside Villa, Llandilo, was resumed. The failure was due to an action at the Cardiff Assizes in March last, when judgment for £2"00 for breach of promise of marriage was entered, exclusive of £117 costs. The gross liabilities amounted to JB567 5s. 9d., the de- ficiency being £3.59 17s. 9d. Bankrupt was in the doctor's hands and debarred from working. Mr. Leyson, solicitor. Swansea, who re- presented Miss Jones, who won the action, subjected the bankrupt to examination, but lie was firm in his statement that it was an- other person who had been courting the girl a«d not he (the bankrupt). The latter con- tended that he never was the girl's sweet- heart. Mr., Leyson not objecting, the, Registrar granted the reque?st of Mr. Claude Davies, solicitor, Llandilo, to close the examination.
Llanelly Police Court Scene. At Llan&lly on Wednesdav, Thomas Owen, Pembrey-road, was charged with drunken- ness. P.C. Davies said defendant was drunk in Market-street on the evening of the 5th, riding a horse at the rate of six to seven miles an hoar. P.C. Stacey said Owen rode at the rate of twelve miles an hour. Inspector Rogers stated that the man was drunk when brought to the police-station. 1 Mr. Howell, for the defence, stated that (Owen was merely excited. It was nothing but a persecution. The man had been right I through the Transvaal war, where he was wounded and lost an eye. He would alt»o point, out that the man was detained and let cult em ba.i). Snperitendent Philipps replied that. it was cheaper for the man han taking out a sum- mons. Mr. Howell: It is a most objectionable and unconstitutional proceeding. Supt. Philipps Don't talk rubbish. Mr. Howell It is not, rubbish. Supt. Philips: I never heard of such rot in my life. Mr. Howell: The superintendent has no right to interfere. Mr. Bevan Phillips: Wail. Mr. Howell (to the superintendent): Sit down, sir. Supt.. Philipps I wil\ not sit down. \fr. Howell: Sit down. Mr. Bevan Phillips: Be quiei. SupC Philipps I will not have any inter- ruption from him- Mr. Philiipe I merely asked a question as to procedure, and have had my answer. Mr." Howcit Supt. Philipps has no right to come iu as a third party. Owen went into the box and said he was (71 nte sober. P.C. Davies punched him in the face many times. P.C. Davies was recalled. Mr. Phillips: You have a serious charge, against you is it true ? P.C. Davies Certainty not. P.C. Stacev, recalled, said he never saw Davies atrike^defendant. Defendaint was fined 10s. inclusive. William King, another ox-soldier, who greatly distinguished himseif in South Afri- f can war, appeared on the charge-sheet for drtmkenness. He did not appeal, and a war- rant was issued.
SWANSEA TRADESMEN S SHOW. Satisfactory Turn-out in Fine Weather. The fourteenth annual Swansea and Dis- trict Tradesmen's Show and Horse Parridc was held in fine weather on Thursday. The entries numbered 136 in the 23 classes, and in all respects the show compared favour- ably with its predecessors. A strong gen- eral and executive committee had charge of the elaborate arrajigeme.nts, and the i '0 secretaries, Messrs. H. English and F. J. Parker. were briskly engaged the whole tbe day. The judging ring and paraor; venue was the recreation ground, and it was there the entries assembled at one o'clock. Judging started half an hour later. The judges were Messrs. Job Freegard, Neath; T. J. Mathias, Eh J. R. Thomas, Burry Port Major Wright, Swansea; liaptajn Stepney, Swansea: Captain Burton, Swan- sea John Francis, Carmarthen ana J. J. Evans, Newcastle Emlyn. Prior to the de- parture for the Recreation Croond a lunch was held at, The. Jeffreys Arms, at which several toasts were proposed, under the pre- sidency of Councillor T. T. Corker. Considerable interest was evinced in the t.urn-outs of the Corporation, which were in the pink of condition, a.nd reflected great credit on Mr. Surridge. Other animals greatly admired we. e those belonging to Messrs. Corker and Bevan, prominent prize- winners always, and Messrs. Powlfsland and Mason. All the entries were well up to standard and in some classes, notably 5, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11. 13, 16, 21, and &>, somewhat I. above it. There was a large attendance of spectators, and after the judging and inspec- tion, the parade and procession through the town was made, the route taken being along St. Helen's-avenue to Walter-road, Mansel- st reet, De-la-Beche-street, Grove-place, Alexandra-road, down High-street to Wind- street, and dispersing at W the bridge. As usual a big concourse of interested spectators lined the streets PRIZE LIST. Class 1.- -For horse and cart, van, wagon, or other vehicle, the property of the Swan- sesa Corporation 1, Swansea Corporation (J. Parkhouse, driver) ;2, Ditto (J. Thomas); J, Ditto (J. Morse); 4, Ditto (F. Arnold); b; Ditto (J. Bolt); 6, Ditto (E. Smith). Class 2.01' horse and trolley, wagon or cart—merchants, contractors and general hauliers 1. Corker and Bevan,' IA.d. (Tom White) ;2, Powlesland and Mason (C. W roe); r., Ditto (T. Arnold). Class 3.—For horse and trolley, wogan oi cart—brew7ers 1, Worthington and Co.. Ltd. (H. Incledon); -2, Ditto (W. Wedlake); 3, S. Allsopps and Sons, Ltd. (F. Thomas); 4, Ditto (W. J. Thomas). Class 4.—For horse and cart or wagon (horses 15 hands and under)—hay, corn, fruit, flour and potato merchants: 1. Rees Davies and Sons (W. Johnson) 2, S. Soren- sen (S. Sorensen); 3, J. Robinson (T. Lat- ronico); 4, A. Chidzoy (J. Neale). Class 5.—For horse and cart or wagon (horses over 15 hands)—hay, corn, fruit, flour and potato merchants 1, Corker and Bevan, Ltd. (J. Hewitt); 2, C. Allen a.nd Co. (Hy. Gosling); 3, W. Rew and Son (Edgar Rew); 4, Ditto (B. Street); 5, Thomas and Evans and John Dyer, Ltd. (H. Jenkins) v.h.e., Corker and Bevan (Albert Clayton); r., Edward England (-James Hocking). Class 6.—For horse and cart or wagon— coal dealers: 1, W7. Laugharne Morgan (W. SneU) 2, W. Laugharne Morgan (A. Cle. ment) 3, T. Roach (J. Standing); 4, T. Roach (T. Williams); 5, J. Merriman and Co., Ltd. (J. Howells); h.c., William G. Harris (T. Williams) r., S. German (G. Tucker). Class 7,-—For horse and cart or wagon— wine and spirit merchants and bottlers 1, H. and G. Simmonds, Ltd. (driver, W. Brins- den); 2, W. A. James (C. Jerram); 3, H. and G. Simmonds, Ltd. (Daniel Jones): 4, Fulton and Co. (W. Davies); 5, A. Whit- taker (David Lock). Class 8.—For horse and cart or wagon -—aerated water manufacturers: 1, Thomas Emanuel (A. Francis) 2, Ditto (R. Wyden- bach). Class 9.—For horse and cart, or trap milk 1. F. Gambold (F. Gambold) :2, Callow Park Milk Co. (F. Blunt); 3, W. Pnddi- cotnbe (VY. Cooke); 4, Henry Davies (J. Evans). Class 10.—For horse, cart, van or trap- bakers and confectioners: 1, W7. A. Rees: 2, Nelson Bakery Co., Ltd. ( G. Cannon) 3, E. Eynon (T. Kynon) 4, W. H. Palmer 5, C. England (W7. P. Woods). Class 11.—For horse and cart or trap— grocers: 1. Taylor a.nd Co.. Ltd. (Tom Da- vies) 2, Tlios. James (T. Childs) 3, Taylor and Co.. Ltd. (W. Phinips) 4, Dd. Davies and Co. (W. Thomas); h.c-, W. Thomas and Co. (E. M. Lewis). Class list.—For the. best turn-out belong- ing to members of Swansea, and District Grocers' and Provision Dealers' Association 1,. Taylor and Co., Ltd. (Tom Davies) 2, Ditto (W. Phillips) 3, W. Thomas and Co. (Lewis Jones) h.c., Ditto (E. M. Lewis). Class 12.—For horse and trap—butchers, fishmongers and poulterers: 1, A. Puddi- Qpnibc (driver, Alec Puddicombe); 2, T. B. Brown (W. Griffiths); 3, A. J. Chappell (B. i" rederickson): T., H. Morris (H. Morris). Class 13.—For horse and cart or van- drapers: 1 Ben Evans and Co.. Ltd. (John Ellieott) 2, Lewis Lewis ( W. Downing) 3, R .Lewis (Crooise Harris). Class 14._For horse and cart, or van, fur- nishers and ironmongers: 1, B. Evans and Co., Ltd. (P. Evnon); 2, E. Williams and Co. (T. Morris) t 3, B. Evans and Co, Ltd. (F. Down); 4, F. Jay and Co. (A. Perman). Class 15. For horse and four wheeler (re- gistered and numbered), cab proprietors 1, J. T. Rees (Morgan Rees); 2, J. Chapman (J. Davies) n9 third. Class 16.—Few horse and hansom (registered and numbered), cap proprietors: 1, J. S. Pike (C. Pickard) 2, J. S. Pike (W. Matthews) no third. Cla.ss 17.For horse or pony, and cart— coal, coke, sand: 1, W. Llovd (W. Lloyd). Class 19.—For pair of horses in double harness and wagon*, trolley and van < heavy): 1, Powlesiand and M.ason (driver, S. CJist). Class 20.—For pair of horses (in chain harness) and wagon, trolley, or van (heavy): 1, Corker and Bevan, Ltd. (W. Butler); 2, Powlesland and Mason (C. Monlas). Class 21.—For pair of horses and wagon, trolley or van (light): 1, Ben Evans and Co., Ltd. (driver, G. Fowler); 2, James Hillard (James Holmes); no third. Class 22.For horse and business cart or trap, unlicensed, not previously classified (over 14 hands): 1. W- AH James (W. Way- l grove). Class 23. — For horse and busi- ness cart o r trap, unlicensed, not previously classified fourteen hands and under): 1. W. G. Camden (H. Belt); 2, Evan Rees (G. Williams); 3, J. P. Davies (R. Dendle); Spccial Prbre (1)—A silver medal (given by the Shire Horse Society 1. For the best. cart mare or gelding for heavy draught work employed in town work (16.2 hands or over) 1, Corker and Bevan, Ltd. (T. White). Special Prixe (2). -StIvRr Medal (given by the Shire Horse Society). For the best single mare or geiding for heavy draught work employed in town work (under 16.2 bands) (Worker and Bevan. i Note.In Class 4, Rees Davies and Sous' black mare "Bess" was disqualified, being over 15 hands high. Mr..S. Svrensen's "Kittv" therefore was placed first, Mr. J. Robinson's "BMS" second, a.nd Mr. A. Cbidgay's "Peggv" third.] Special Prize (3) a Silver Medal and £ 1 (given by Shire Horse Society).For the best pair of horses employed in town work for heavv draught work I orker a.nd Bevan, Ltd. (W". Butler). Special Prize (4). -Champion Prize, open to heavy horses and turn-outs which have taken a first priw1- To fbe Owner: Silver Cup, erven by Six George Newnes. Bart., M.P., if won three times, to become the pro- perty of the holder.-—To the driver: Prize value £ 1 Is.. givcM by Messrs. Ben Evans and Co. 1 and res.. Corker and Bevan the cup becomes their property. Special Prize (5).Charnf)ion prize, open to light horses and turn-outs which have taken a first prize, providing the horse to he above 14.3 h. To the owner: Silver Cup, given by Mr S. < Vii.tr/ jeweller, High-street, Swansea if ,yn11 three times to become the propertv of rhc bolde.r. To tlve driver: Framed" photo, value £1 Is. (given by Mr. H. A. Chapman): 1, Ben Evans and Co., Ltd. (Ellieott); res., S. Sorensen. Special Prize (6).—Champion prize, open to lierbt horses and turn-outs which have taken first in Classes 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, J 8, and 22. Owner gets silver cup. g-ven by Show Committee, if won three timea to be- come the property of hoMer. Ih-iver gets £1 J.s. prize, given by Mr. F. F. Mason-—-1,. A. Puddicombe; re1; Taylor and Co. Special Prize (7).—Champion j.r;2w, open to light hordes and turnouts which have taken a first, providing flie hors<- be 14.3 and under. Owner gets silver cup, given by Messrs. C. England and W. A. Rees. it won three times to bee-ome the property of the holder. Driver gets £1 Is., given by Messrs. Corker and Bevan, Ltd. 1. F. Gambold.
ROASTING A BABY. Horrible Affair at Sengrhenydd. An extraordinary c>ccurre«co is reported from Senghenyod, Glamorganshire. A widow, who was on Wednesday morn- ing remanded charged with causiug grievous bodily harm to a child, was on Tuesday night left in charge of her son s house, when it, is alleged she took a nine months' old baby from the cradle and deliberately held it on the fire, with its head up the chimney. The infant was terribly burned. Further details of the horrifying crime at Senghenydd only intensifies its appalling nature. It appears that the grandmother of the tortured dùld. a Mrs. Evans, was re- garded as respectable, but had a tendency to completely lose her senses whenever stie in- dulged in drink even slightly. On Tuesday night she lifted up the nine months' old child oi her son, and placed it on the fire, where its heartrending screams attracted the atten- tion of neighbours, and thence the mother who, rushing into the room, found hersell faced with the agonising spectacle of her little one being slowly charred to death, its tortured baby face appealing for help to the frantic parent. The grandmother, who was arrested promptly, made the following statement: "I took the baby from the cradle, and it slipped into the fire. I took it off the fire and put it back into the cradle. I again tc-c-k it from the cradle and put it on the fire a second time. I am very sorry for doing it." She was very strange in her manner, but was quite sober. The child died at 11.35 Wednesdav forenoon. The father, interviewed, said his mother was a native of a small village about two miles from Carmarthen, whence she was in the habit of going and returning with Fitter to dispose of locally. When under Llie in- fluence of drink she was subject to delusions, but was always fond of her grandchildren, and it is anticipated that when she "ecovers her proper senses she will not survive the terrible realisation of her crime.
GYANATSE STORMED. Heroic Exploit by Gurkhas. Gyantse, Wednesday (5 p.m.).— The British have captured the jong. The storming party of Gurkhas and Fusi- liers was led by an officer of tile 8th Gurk- ha.s, who displayed extreme gallantry. Onr casualties were not numerous.— (Renter). BRITISH OFFICER'S MAGNIFICENT BRAVERY. (Press Association Foreign Special). Gyantse, Wednesday.—There is no more stirring story in the annals of Indian frontier warfare than th-it of the capture of Gyantse fort, held by 7,COO Tibetans, by a mere hand- ful of British and Indian soldiers. The excitement of a long day culminated in the scaling of a breach in the walls of the jong by Lieut, Grant, of the 8th Gurkhas, lollowed by a mixed company of Gurkhas and Fusiliers. We watched with bated breath these heroic, men climb a cleft in the rock in face of a hail of fire and torrents of stones which were hurled on their heads by the frantic Tibetans. A stone struck Lieutenant Grant and swept him off his feet as it seemed to certain death be-low, but he recovered himself in a wonder- ful manner, and was the first man over the breach. As I write at dusk the battle is not quite over. One stiil hears fitful bursts of mus- ketry, but the jong is ours. It dominates the town below and the monastery beyond. The action really commenced yesterday afternoon, when General Macdonald made a demonstration on the left towards the mon- astery, the walls of which were immediately manned by the enemy, whose fire seriously wounded one Sepoy. Then at midnight troons began to move out into position. The plan of attack included three columns, which were to rush the villagers fringing the base of the rock. The left and centre columns were able to enter the villages before sunrise, but so heavy a fire was directed on the right and centre columns that they were unable to make any headwav for some hours. By 7 o'clock, however, the whole fringe of villages was in our possession. Lieut. Gurdon, a most able and gallant officer, who during the siege always led a storming party, when we attacked the out- lying villages, was leading a party of Sikhs when he was killed. LIST OF BRITISH CASUALTIES. (Press Association Foreign Special.) Gyantse, Thursday.—The jong which our troops captured yesterday was most stub- bornly defended by five to seven thousand of the enemy. The 8th Gurkhas made a splendid assault in the capture. Our losses were Killed—Lieut. G. Gurdon, 22nd Pioneers, and three men of the 8th Gurkhas. Wounded — Lieutenant-Colonel Campbell and Captain Preston. 40th Pathans Lieu- tenants Grant (8th Gurkhas), and Mitchell (22nd Pioneers), also three men of the Royal Fusiliers and 20 Sepoys. The enemy's loss w^s heavy.
Well-known Footballer's Marriage On Thursday, at St. Theodore's Church, Port Talbot, the marriage took place of P.C. George Vickrey, the Aberavon, Glamorgan, and Somerset county footballer, and Miss Annie Davies, daughter 0;, Mr. E. Davies, 41, Margam-terrace, Port Talbot, The bride, who was very nicely attired, was accompanied by two bridesmaids. The newly-wedded coupie subsequently left for Bath, where the honeymoon will be
Jowett Injured in Australia. Newcastle, New South Wrales, Wednesday. The British Rugby football team to-day de- feated a fifteen representing the northern districts by 17 points to three.—(Renter/. Sydney, Wednesday.—Early in the game Jowett retired, suffering from concussion of the brain. Subsequently the referee ordered Dobson off the ground for alleged roughness. Sivrigbt protested, and led his team im- mediately off the field, returning after 20 minutes. The N.S.W. Rugby Union will inquire into the matter, with a view to report to the English Rugby Union.—"Morning Leader."
Sad Scenes at Stornoway. Sorrow and suffering continue at Storno- way. Most of the children rescued from the ill-fated Norge are ill; some of them, indeed, are dying. Many of their elders, I too, are ill, and almost all arc mourning for some relative who perished in the last great struggle. Two more, little ones died on Wednesdav, making five, who have succumb- ed sinc e the boats "landed their freights of survivors. The brave little lad who, m one. of the open boats, bore all his suffering with- out murmur and was carried ashore by the haxbour master, was on Wednesday mght reported to be passing away The workhouse hospital is tidl. In one bed lies Rebecca Rerssmaii, with her infant. Thev are both seriously ill. Three other children of hers lie, nea.r her; they, too, are suffering In that great, rush of maddened humanity 'his Russian woman saved from a watery grave herself and her four little ontss. Anna Wesler. also a Russian woman, made, a brave struggle, but was parted from her three children. She was carried to the fish market prostrate with shock and privations, and from thence was borne to the hospital. A doctor was struck with the resemblanoe between her and a child in the next bed, and had the infant carried to her. With a cry of joy she pressed it to her breast; it was one of her missing ooes.
NEATH NOTES Amateur Gardeners and the Small Boy Pest. Education Committee's Woeful Plight. Cannot Buy a Box of Soap. The ]>eop)<e of Neath arfid District have been watching with interest this week the d lings in eommiWee in the blouse of Cam mons. in connecticMi with the paxwaoifckm of the Neath. Brynammaai aind Porstaarlawc Railway Bill. At the tune of wr-kang the Cotmnwrtitiee were still bearing the pre* and. cony., but] will venoire on the slrift.ing tvMidiK of prophecy Mid predict the frooaaiK 01 the Bill. The proposed railway, if conatfUiOted (a.nd there i.s some jiiKttficaticsi for the use of the "if:" evesn if things parliamentary go right), will be a great boon to Neath. ) For this dis- trict whicn wiM be tapped, Castell Nedd is not cenlv ti*e geographical bafte, if T lisiv so put it, but t!ie people residing there- like Nexitli. and would march rather do business hwe than anywhere else. Th-ib L" nOot. a statement made without proof, for, for many yearns, notwithstanding the absence of travel- mg facilities, a very considerable trade has been dome. Matters at Neath have not been very bright for a considerable period, and the iidelit-ioirial "lung" canjKtt fail to produce vi- taLtv within ite boundaries. The Corpora- tion, fullv alive to the importeunoe of the bill and its anticipated results, have peti- tioned in favour thereof, and the Mayor and ex-Mayor arc in London to support the peti- tion if necessary. Assuming that the bill will safely pass the Commons' Committee, a large amount of capital will lie- required to oonstruct tine line. We all hope that tliat capital will be forth- eotming. Should the "if" oemie in, Neath will bo no better off. But lot us be op- timistic, notwithstanding the presenos of February in July. I have before in these columns written of the d"e«n«st.ic servant difficulty in the district,, and now I have an a.musing incident to re- late, whtedi will, appeal to those who are under the painful necessity of keeping "lad.ee of the house." A few days a.go a Neath lady advertised in the "Daily f'ust" for a housekeeper, to take sole charge of the domestic arrangements. Another servant was kept.. She had shoals of answers, but one lady attended in peassotn. This lady was attired in an up-to-date cos- tume, wore shoes with French lieels, a gold pinoe nez, and an alleged diamond ring on the marital finger. The following colloquy toot place:— Applicant (grandiloitceailly): "I am Mrs. S My dear husband, when alive, was a colonel in the Guards. So you perceive 1 am a. widow. (Here a tear fell). 1 am not with- out means, but I ha.te an idle life. WMien we wore in India ] was waited on hand a.nd foot. But there, as you doubtless know, the climate is vary trying. Since, however, I ltave been in Wales, 1 have found' an idle life very irksome, although, mind you I am an occasional contributor to a high-class .societv pauer. And, seeing vour advertise- ment in the evening pa.per, 1 thought it would just suit me for a while. 'Twill be a plea- s;mt change, you know. By tine way, are there any children? TIhtc are? And I am so fend of children. I had a tine boy my- self, but alas, it pleased Providence to take him just after h.3 kid obtained his degree, and when on tlue threshold of a hrilLant career. (Another tear). Poor Jack. He wa<s a, tine boy (more of 'em.) How many servants are kepi ?" "Two," replied the victim. "Only two? Well, perhaps I may after all have to consider my decision to aooept- the position. You cook ervery dav?"' "Yes. "And have a course dinner?" "Not generallv." "That is unfortunate. You know I do like to dine well. I assume that you paxmoe v. Jieis and spiriW "No we d</n't oven do iJ1<i: "That.-t., oertainly another drawback,, but 1 am willing to sacrifice a good deal, beoafuso I have take-n a liking to you. and you cer- tainly have, a. nice home; but, not of course of the da.s I have been used to. You are tradcbpoople, I believe?" "Weil of all the —" "My dear madame, don't apologise. It is your misfortune. But it :c> not w-ithout its advantage, for I have heard that a goad deal of money is made in Trade, and (playfully) monev after ail is next to birth. Those fel- lows, Carnegie and Lipton, made their money in Trade, which, I suppose, is a. necessary evil." Lady of the house (indignantly): "I think this interview had better "Oh, just one more question before I de- hiHtely decide. You, of course, will allow say £3 a week for petty disbursements ?" L.a.dy of the house (almost choking): h.N-o, 11-0-0, n-o-o-o." "Dear me, madaane. Pray how much then?" Lady 01 the house: "N-ot-h-i-n-g. A-b-o-l-u-t-e-l-v. Applicant (condescendingly); "Pray spate yourself, madame. I couldn't think of ac- cepting i3.u;ih a place. I am sorry few you. But I could not exist uncCr such conditions. Good morning!" And the lady of the house touched a bell, and a. flesh and blood servant brought the eau de Cologne. Good progress lis being made with the alteration and extension of the Neath Market. I he>i>e the, Corporation will not burn their fingers. Seven thousand pounds is a big sum to be added to the indebtedness of a borough already jwetty heavily saddled. Moreover, markets have seen tlierr best- days. A new svfetemi has been established and' is flourishing. Enterprising tradesmen canvas^ the country districts, orders are taken, and the goods are delivered at their doors, Within the last docade the attendance at Neath of people from the outlaying districts cm market days has, I should say, dwindled down t'M' onte-JLalf. And the same result lias occurred in other pa,rt6 of the country. I have it, cm good authority that even at Hereford, the centre of one of the most flourishing and extensive agricultural dis- tricts in the country, the attendance at the gcmera.1 market has decreased. 50 pea- cent. But the die is cast, and the Neath authori- ties will have to make the bast of it. A member of the Markets Committee, who is very sanguine, tells me that when completed the market will provide. 40 new tables, mak- ing 165 in all. For these tables 2s. are P-C'd on Wednesday, and Is. on Saturdays. Ihe Iwitellers, who pay for their stalls from 4s. to 6."1. a. week, according to size and position, liave all volunoorilyagreed te pay 6d. a week additional rent. Their stalls will be fitted with roll sHutters. It will 1>3 from the foregoing that there are prospects of in. creased revenue. It II be; wanted for the payment of inte-rsst and inpayment oJ: loan. It is not often I differ front the Head Constable of Neath, but I fexil 1 must do so in ceMinection with a case which came under the notice of the Neath justices on Monday last-, when a. lad wa.s stinunoiiied for do.ng wilful damage to art oj-niunental t.T1¥' on tine Ciinla^road. The Head Constable did not •pre* too charge, and the. boy. after a "lec- ture from the justices, was let off on pay- ment of tlie damage and Cof--t«. In Neath of bsie mtKcbievou?* llOYLS have been playing old Harry with gardens. Here a man takei> ,1, delight in setting his garden a;nd carefully ait-tends te it. watching with pleafuiv the slowly developing fniits of bis labour. Another, when the rot-iee are in blooan, sees a. plague of reckle**? boys oome.and wantonly elnstrov them No, they are not content wit^i stealing the roses, but they pull u.p the tender trees and tear them limb hum limb. In the case referred toO, eight bovs joined in the demob tion of a tiee, wltich the Corporation had planted at rate }nayesif? exnenfie. One boy only was sum- moned, and he is let off arl stated. I know 1 shall be met with the argument that it would be no good fining them, be cause the l')Oo(\ parents would be the. sufiereir>. Poor P:I.rcJlt. fo.so1 "til' And they ought to suffer for not, keeping their children uivder proper control. Rudeness and mischief in children in Neath are rife, and the only way to make the parents aware of t'ineir duty to the children a.nd responsibility to the com- munity is by touching tfoerr pockets. Future carets of wanton eiestruetaofi Mhrnddrlw• viortfeel with severe penalties. A pmetty thing, my masters! Aya, a. prafiby t hing.' The Neath County ecfcjeaUon groap meii a few wee^Ls ago to recommend the afypofafep went of four school attendance offioere. Tbey did so. One of the nomrmeHs, who W8B se- oommended by a majority of one, was Mr. M. Rowland", of Glyn Newfeh, wiio hpdl served tlie various school boards in tfas district for 18 years. The cfefesMted oaoctt- date was H. Mr. Williaan Jones, of Boolve» New t^jc Resolvenites esiuld not take tiwME defeat like men. So they petitioned the County Council, with the *res«lt, that tbafc composite body refeeTed the matter back to the Neath group for further consideration^ Tiiis week the group met.,a,gain, and there were iii-eworkt. Mr. Law was in hgft&ang form, and lw liit right and left, giving Dr. Pritcdiard and Mx. W. M. Jones, of Resul- ven, a warm live minutefi. In the eii^ b group decided by the substantial vote of 10 to 4 to adhere to its previous derasioru I cannot set whatt else the group coald have done. Had they taken the snub of the Attendance Committee lying down, they would have deserving of the epitbat noor ent-ity. In my opinion, a.nd 1 am accurately informed of aJI the stage management, the Revsolwndtes were guilty of gross impertin- ence in tnnng to upset the matured decØJo of tiie group; and tlnxse cfefented members within the group certainly did not add to their reputations by going behind its dte- cision. For the life of me T cannot, understand the Attendance Committee. No doubt wises have been pulled, but surely a. commititee of that august body—.the Glamorgan County Council—should be irpepnoachabic, and like Caesar's wife, above suspicion. And tissy are so illogical. They fix an age limit. Mr. Rowland comes witmn that limit. hen thev turn rekund and say he's too old. Tliey ask- the group to recommraid. That is done. Again they turn voile lace and say we hav« a petition from the Resolven Parish Council. They a.re right, and you aire wrong. Truly a fine commattec. And such is "popuktr re- pnesenta'tion." # Goodness only knmvs the Neath groop is a many-act farce already. It is not even endowed with the powers of a Parish Coun- cil? It liae absolutely no power at all; if we except tliat power to naoanuneod. And 1-0, when the members do recommend, they are thrown over in favour of a petty Parish Council, whose sole object seems to be to get their man appointed, because he is one of thenu A pretty thing, my masters! Aiye, a pretty thing! The following will illustrate the powers of an education group under the GbgnargaP Count-v Council. REQUISITItlN LIST*FROM THE RESOLVEN MANAGERS. To the Chairman of the Neath Group. Dea.r Sir,—We are out of soap, acrubbing brashes, chalk, dusters, and ink; a cord is wanted for a. window blind, a. peg for aa easel, some blotting paper, pens, slate en- cils, and a oa-tch toor one of the windows. I shall be glad to have the omter at once, for, ais you will see, some of the things are ab- solute necessaries. Yours faith fullv, HEAD-MASTER. The Chairman Will anyone move that t- order be given ? Air. I move it.. Mr. And I second it. The Clerk: I'm afraid, sir, you can only recommend. Mr. But we can spend up to J35. Tlie Clerk: Yes, but only in cases of emer- gency. This is not a case of emergence Mr. What, can't we order a. box of soap ? The Clerk: No. not without the sanot&oin of the Education Committee of the Council. Mr. ——: WeH Pm The Chairman: Order, order. (Laughter.), Will anyone mow* that it be a recorosnenda- tion to'the County Council? Mr. I move it. Mr. And DI second. The Chairman: Next business. (Laughter.) And so they (go on. doing nothing. As Air. Williams Davies, of said on Tuesday "We are nothing but children. Is it worth our while corning here at anr That I ni?ver may become a member of a Count-v Education Group is the fervent wish of "OBSERVER." EDUCATION COMMITTEE AND AN ATTENDANCE OFFICER. A breezy debate took place at Tuesday's meeting of the managers 01 the Neath County Group in consequence of the decision of tb9 Education Committee to refer back to the group, for further consideration, t he appoint- ment of Mr. David Rowland, of Glyn Neath, as school attendance officer for that district. The Chairman (Mr. Wm. Howell) said My. Rowland had been appointed by a majority of the group. The Clerk (Mr. Edward PoweU) then read the communication from the County Council. Mr. Edmund Law I think we are entitled to ha e the letter or letters which emanate! from Resolven. The Clerk: You arc not, sir. Mr. Law Then we are nonentities. I know letters have been written to the county Council for a. certain purpose. Why all this backstairs work. Let us have things fair and above board. The Clerk It appears that a petition was sent from the Resolven Parish Council stat- ing that it was undesirable that Mr. Row- land should be appointed, and advocating the claims of Mr. Wm. Jones. Mr. Wm. Jones (Resolven) No refereaoe was made to Mr. Wm. Jones. Aid. W. B. Trick thought it would be only fair to ask for the production of thise data which had influenced tha Education Com- mittee. The Chairman called upon Mr. Jenkin Hill te describe what took pl««ce at the meeting of the sub committee of the County Council. Mr. Hill said the committee thought that Mr. Rowland was too old for the post, his age being reported by the Resolven Parish Council as 62, whereas Jones was 35. The feeling of the committee was to appoint Jones at once, but he succeeded in getting the question referred back to tho group. Mr. Win. Davies (Glyn Neath) said the County Council themselves fixed the age limit at 65. Moreover Mr. Rowland was nimble and active, and had had 18 years' experience against the other man's two. The Cler kthen read several testimonials, all testifying to the ability and lngh mord character of Mr. Rowland. Aid. W. R Trick moved that the group adhere to its former decision, and that the appointment of Mr. Rowland be confirmed- Mr. Edmund Lrtw, in seconding, strongly condemned what he described as the "back- stairs methods." He thought the County Council should consider the matured deci- sions of the group before taking notice ot any "backsliders" outside. Dr. Prichard supported the Education Committee, and thought the group should re. commend the appointment of Mr. Jones, fie did not wish to say a word against Mr. Row. land,but unqu-'stionably the other candidate was the better fitted for the position. He moved an amendment that they support th- Cftuntv Council in the matter. Mr." Dd. Davies (Briton Ferry) seconded. Mr W. M. Jones, supporting, said Mr Law had been waxing eloquent over "backstairs" work as if J were easy of accomplishment. A vote was taken and the result was-- 10 for adherence to the group's decision to appoint Mr. Rowland and 4 against, The previous voting had been eight for Mr. Rowland and seven for Mr. Jones. Aid. Trick moved that. the testimonial and the voting be forwarded the County Council and this was carried, although not without protest from Dr. Prichard and W. M. Jones. A deputation representing the Upper Neath (Glyn Neath) Parish Council, were in attendance to advocate the claims of Mr. Rowland, but were not called.
A child was crossing the line near tho Port Wallaroo Inn, Briton Ferry, on Satur- day when shunting operations were being carried on, and was knocked down by (UP. of the trucks, t Luckily, the, shunter at great nsK, iumped forward and seized the child bc.o»o the wheels caught it, and thus it was saved from certain death. The child escaped unhurt, but nw«h frightened.