« *#* J DISTRICT I NEWS: >& SWANSEA DISTRICT. At Gorseinon Trades Council meeting on Saturday a resolution from Gorseinon mill- men was submitted urging Mr. David Han dell to contest the Gower Division m op- position to Air. John Williams, ana, failing that, to support either Mr. T. J. Williams, Morrvston, or Mr. D. Lleufer Thomas, Swan- is^ Private J. Robson, 2nd V.B. Welsh, son of Mr. John Robson, Port Talbot, who has recently taken up a position in engineering works at Kumarnock, N.B., competed in tie Royal Scottish silver cup shooting competi- tion, and in registering 48 points out of 50 won a prize, presented by the colonel, for the highest individual score. A meeting of the subscribers Jf the Fallen Heroes' Fund, collected by the Journal" (Carmarthen) for the erection of a memorial to the Carmarthenshire men who feil in the South African war, was held on Friday, the Mayor (Mr. E. A. Rogers) in the cnair. It was decided to erect a suitable monument, and to obtain designs and tenders, after which the corporation will be approached as tosite. Late on Saturday evening P.S. Morgan was informed that an Industrial School boy lamed George Jones (18) had stolen B26 from I his employer's hous2 at Cwmcarnhowell, Llanarthney. The sergeant immediately went elf on his bicycle and traced Jones to Pontardulais, coming up to him within 20 Canutes after receiving the information and covering over seven miles. Ten minutes later P.C. P.C. Beynon, Llanarthney, who had also received infor- mation, turned up, he also having cycled. The Directors of The London City and Midland Bank Limited announce an Interim Dividend at the rate of 18 per cent. per annum free of Income Tax transferring £ 20,000 to Bank Premises Redemption Frad, J35,000 to Officers' Pension Fund, and carry- ing forward £107,821. The Dividend for the corresponding period last year was at file same rate with .025,000 :.0 Bank Premises Redemption Fund, £5.0CO to Officers' Pen- sion Fund, and £268,i26 carried forward, out of which amount .SloO.OOO was taken in December last to write Jown Investments. The Finance and General Purposes Com- mittee of the Llaneily Harbour Commissioners on Friday drew a cheque of JB100 in favour I of Mr. Randell, solicitor, making £200 alto- gether, in respect of out-of-pocket expenses in connection with the recent Harbour Bill. The chairman (Mr. D. J. Davies) reported that the clerk was in London in connection I with an action now pending, in which the Commissioners were joined as co-defendants with the Mynydd Mawr Co.—a claim being made for alleged damages by the owners of the Surrey. The deputy clerk said he had been in- structed by Mr. Spowart to apply for J6150 on account of counsel fees and cost of witnesses. Mr. W. David objected, and said they should have fuller information. A cheque was drawn for the amount. PRESENTATION TO SERGEANT LLEW- ELLYN, YSTALYFERA. In the Poniardawe charge-room on Friday morning, Sergeant Lewis Llewellyn, of Ys tatyfera, who, after 26 years of faithful ser- vice, is retiring, was presented with a mar- He clock. He clock. Superintendent Menhennick handed the I dock to P.C. Jones for conveyance to Sergt. Llewellyn, who was unable to attend. The lorce, he said, was wishful that the sergeant shootd bear away something substantial in memory of his services, and of the good feei- I, ing that everyone in the police sub-division bad towards him. There was not one who j' was not wishful to contribute towards the cost of the clock. (Applause.) Sergeant Jarrett- (Ystradgynlais) wrote to the superintendent, speaking very highly I oi Sergeant Llewellyn. 1STAlrYFEBA MAN'S CHEERFUL PROSPECT. At Pontardawe on Friday, Henry Smith, labourer, Ystalyfera, was summoned tor i:7 19s. 6d., arrears due for wife maintenance. Defendant absolutely refused to pay, and was sentenced to two months' imprisonment. He told the magistrates he would go down. Mr. Miers reminded him that the present, imprisonment only cleared his debt up till May, and he would on being released from prison be liable to a further sentence. Defendant: Then I'll go down again, and stop there rather than I'll pay. STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF A I CLERK. Henry Roberts (19), Hengoeafach, Felin- ioel, Llaneily, has been missing from his borne 3ince Monday morning i aat, and all efforts to trace his whereabout? have com- pletely failed. Roberts lived with his parents at ths farm, and was employed as an articled pupil at the office of Mr. William v.iriffiths, sur- veyor, Falcon Chambers, Llaneily. He had been engaged at this office for a couple of years, and was very regular at his work. Last Monday morning he left home ap- parently with the intention of going to work, and was last seen making his vay to Lla«n- tlly alone; the railway line. MANAGERS MEET: STATE OF THE BUILDINGS. Pontardawe School Grout) Managers met, Rev. T. V. Evans (Clydach) presiding. Improvements near and in Pontardawe In-1 fants' School were recommended. Mr. Evan Lewis thought the Education Committee should provide proper tables andi ihairs for the managers' meetings. It was explained that the new school at Ailtwen had a room specially adapted for such meetings. Aid Thos. Jones complained of the lack! of water at Trebanos Schools and some ne- cessary rer airs, I Other complained of the Clydach,Cwmllyn- lell, Panteg, and Rhvdfro. Mr. Nash, the newly-appointed architect for the district promised attention to the I c i mplaints. The Clerk reported receiving numerous re- plies irora teachers to the County Council suggestion of a course o Welsh at Bangor. It was decided to advertise for a certifi- cated assistant for Clydach Boys' School. The summer holidays commence on July 29th for a month. 29th for a month. SUCCESSFUL TRIALS AT GELLYONEN. The second annual sheep dog trials v- ere held on Gellyonen Mountain, Clydach on Thursday in fine weather. Tne^iollo^ring were the awards: Open champion class: 1, vV. Ambrose I Cwmtwr' h '2 and 6, divided D. Jeffreys. Velindre, and T. Davies, Pontardulais. Trials for dogs that have never won a first prize • 1 Arthur Thomas, Llachart Fach 2, William Rees, Velindre; 3, W. Bevan Bwlla, Velindre.. Local class: 1, D- ^hndre: .f, W. Rees, Velindre; 3, W. Bevan, Bwlla; 4, I A. Thomas, Clydach. Class 4 (agricultural) 1. H. Studt, ly- gwyn; 2, Morgan Bros., Cwmgorse, J, D. Joseph, Velindre. Class b (colliery horses) 1, y- J°s-ph> Veliiyire 2, Williams, Pies Newyon 6, D Williams, Glais.. I Victoria Cross race, in two heats Final 1, David. "Angel," Neath, and Jones. P'ny- bank. Clydach. The event was highly successful. INQUEST AT PONTARDAWE DOCTOR AND DECEASED'S RELATIVES. An inquest was held at Pontardawe on Friday touching the death of Mary James, wife of David James, haulier, High-street, who died suddenly on Thursday evening. David Jaires said his wife had always been in good tv^lth. He had had no doctor to her for several years. She was in good health on Thursday. About a quarter-past ten on that night she sat down to sapper, and had only eaten two mouthfnls of food when her head fell forward en a cup she held in her hand. VV hen he luted her up she seemed quite dead. He and his daughter laid her on the ground, opened her clothing, awl tried to give her some water. Mary James, daughter, had been with de- feased all the evening. She bad been qa«te ?«& and cheerful. Ac. Qrjffitfcw .«■» cMmt tit eleven. When he reached the house de- J -ceased was quite dead. She bad been dead about a quarter of an hour. Death was due to syncope. He was particularly pleased with the way deceased had been treated prior to his arrival. He could not have done better had he been there himself. Coroner It is very nice to hear that. Dr. Griffiths said the practice of placing people in fainting fits in chairs was most ob- jectionable and dangerous. Verdict according to medical evidence. The earlier closing of the Llaneily marlret was again discussed by Llaneily Council on Monday Mr. Edmunds said a few, irresponsible scribblers had been writing to the papers and making many incorrect statements. These people were beneath notice nd could be treated with contempt. Some members, including Mr. Wilkins and Mr. Hughes advocated a compromise and suggested that instead of altering the hour on Saturdav from 11 to 10 they should close at 10.30. The recommendation to close at 9 on Thurs- days and 10 p.m. on Saturdays was con firmed. Llaneily Urban Council met on Monday, j Mr. R. Guest presiding. Mr. Tregoning congratulated the surveyor i upon his estimate of the cost of repairing the roads for which the counts make a con-! tribution, the estimate of £ 755 being £2 within the actual cost. Mr. Edmunds said the Tunnel-road work had also been well done at half the estimated cost An application of the Council employes I tion for the use ox a portion of the- Market Hall was granted at a charge of £ 3 a day, and the cost of gas, etc.—-Exception was taken to the minutes of the Council relating to the Gns Company and several alterat;oris were ordered tc be made. The Rural Council wrote inquiring if the Council woul i enter into an agreement to supply the rural area with water for 30 years instead of 15 years as proposed.—Referred j to #eommittee. An application of the Council employees: for a day's holiday was acceded to. Recently the clerk wrote to the National Telephone Co. claiming further reductions in the t-iiarges on account of the special facilities the company received from the' Council. The Chairman reported that the company j had offered concessions.
NEATH. Merthyr Hospital has received a donation of £ 1.000 from Mrs. Eleanor Powell, Bryn- teg, Neath, in memory of her late uncle, Sir. Rowland Thomas, of Neath. The donation is to be applied towards the endowment fund, At Neath, on Friday, Henry Herbert Ma. thiason and his wife Annie, were summoned, by Martha Jane Evans for assault. Jane Evans was summoned for a similar offence by Florence Morris. All the parties be- long to Khartoum-terrace. After a long hearing the justices said it appeared to be a free fight and dismissed all the summonses. At Neath on Friday, Benjamin Davies, James Morgan, Cornelion Callaghan, William Thomas. David Williams, and David Hall, all of Briton Ferry, were charged with steal- ing a quart bottle of Irish whiskey and two "dummies" from the Crown and Cceptre Inn, Cadoxton, on Sunday last. Mary Bowen, landlady, said defend ints came to her house at about six o'clock, said they were travelers, and called for re- freshment. She supplied them Presently Hall and Williams went out. and shortly afer they were followed by the others. She missed a quart bottle of whiskey and two oottles, labelled "Whiskey, but containing coioured water. The value of the stolen articles was 5s. P S. Phillips said Da-vies, when arrested, admitted having had a "dummy bottle. The same evening with P.S. Edwards he went to Briton Ferry, and arrested the other five pri soners, who made a variety of statements. All the prisoners now pleaded guihv. The landlady, recalled, said that all the men appeared to be sober. They had always behaved themselves on previous visits to her house. Superintendent Menhennick said that hitherto the men bore respectable charac- ters. The Bench fined each of the defendants 20s. and costs. The Clerk said the magistrates 'honght that the defendants, who were respectable men, had done a very disgraceful thing to go drinking on Sunday at Cadoxton, and then stc,) a bottle of whiskey. At Neath County Police, Court on Friday, John Herbert Johnson, Florence-street, car- man, summoned James Daniel Britt and H. A. Trueman, who had been in partnership, trading as the Favourite Aerated Co., for: wage., alleged to be due, amounting to £10. Mr. C. R. Trueman was about to make an explanation to the magistrates as to the, claim, but Mr. David, appearing for Britt, objected to his appearance. Mr. Trueman contended that as it was at civil rase lis could appear as if it was a County Court case. Mr. David applied for an adjournment. He said that whatever moneys were due under the partnership could not now be dealt with as the partnership had been dis- solved and a receiver had been, appointed, He had all vhe books and the moneys col-j lected were in his safe keeping. Of course, j wages was a preferential claim. The Clerk Why should not the receiver pay the money? Mr. David To-morrow there is a hearing j before the Registrar, when the receiver will submit an account of the moneys collected. Britt had lost £ 300. He could not have ac- cess to the books and there was every reason for granting an adjournment. The magistrates decided to go on with the) case. The complainant said he had been em- ployed by the defendant company as a ca-r-1 man at £1 per week.—Cross-examined True-i man had paid him wages on account, but he did not know whether he kept any record in the books. Mr. David contended there was4 no evi- dence against Britt, and only Trueman. There could be no judgment as there was no proof of partnership. Magistrates' Clerk Was Britt on the pre mises when you were engaged? W'itness He left on the Monday that I started. I think he went to work at his started. I think he went to work at his trade. The magistrates ordered -ayment of the amount. Another claim against defendants for wages brought by a lad named Stephen Ash-, ton, bottle cleaner, was adjourned. SQUABBLE BETWEEN SEVEN SISTERS) COLLIERS. At Neath, on Friday, James Brown and Dd. Roberts summoned Wm. David Morris for assault; ther was a cross-summons by Wm. Morris agtinst David Roberts for as- sault. The ases wera taken together. The evidence of Brown showed that a dis- pute t..wk place between the parties, who are) colliers at Seven Sisters, about the trotting) of their horses. Morris struck him as he was sitting on a fence and he fell to the ground. Moms tried to stab him. He had a knife in his hand and tried to hack him. Dd. Roberts, Crynant, haulier, said that he was going uong the road with Dd. Hughes and met Morris. Witness asked him when the race was coming off. After some words Morris struck him. Edward Hughes, haulier, Crynant, gave evidence; also Edwin Davies who, while working, in his garden heard men shouting: "Put the knife in your pocket," but saw no knife. Witnesses were called for the defence. The Ben^h fined Morris 10s. and costs and disrr. 'Vl,,r summonses.
BRITON FERRY NOTES. 1 HEARD UNDER THE TOWN CLOCK Tlue wat-ev is getting rather low at O\ll' reservoir already. The island in too middle is increasing in size day by day. J his is not in accordance witii the promises m.a<ie when the Council "I)Orjt neairh- twenty thousand l*ninds upon tlte present 'reservoir. that, time, it wsat* capable of ltolding sulika-aiit water to give a good supply to tlte town, even in a diought of 100 cla.ys or t.his>e&fooute- We have not had practically a foruaLgiitv* dry weather, and we find the water reoediaig to it gr-t degree. Another few weekii dry WEATHER and we will Itave nothing left. SLicii my information, at all event*. One tiling ail l?erryites know, that the waiter is ia»i' irom being clear t>he last few weeks. J T'uougn Briton Ferry hae. no park or plea- sure ground, it 1ms several verv gnjed walks, and many of the folks on a tine day take advantage of thow. lou will oiten see parties strolling towards Ynysmaardy Road, th:' lady's waiiv, and several others. j-iie latter perhaps is art fine a walk a& ca-n he i found in South Wales. You are in the forest, and being so high upon the bill you have the bracing air, and one of t.ile vinstt vi<iw.i; of tlie Swansea Bay that can he got from anv quarter. But ouir District Council has! never been able to sec their way clear to. provide seats to that pedes.tria.n6 could take a rest if necessary. Had Swansea or any other place such a walk they would, long ago have taken advantage of such a privilege, and would have provided a<ll that was neces- sarv to meet the requireroemte of the pubic. It may be argued that it is private pro- petty, and belongs to Lord Jersey. This is perfectly true, but his 1-ordehip has always, granted the right of the public's use of th« I same, or at least has done so for nearly 301 years. It is unlikely that he would refuse to allow the Council to provide .seats on t-lw." walk, so that it would be stiil more piecing to the public? As for as our experience gOt6 we liave never sewn his lordship un- reasonable, or refusing to do anything he <an for Briton Ferry, providing lie is properly approached. We realise that wo sae many places receiving more in the shape of land, etc., for parks and racreaAion groundts from his lordshir» than Bro-tin Fern- doos, and T*et, Briton Ferry is as important a town, if not! more important, than any ohhor on live e.s-Utte. But does the fault lie at his lord-: ship's door? Many may think so, and I may say this is the general opinion at Briton! Ferry, but I have no hesitation in saying that I am of opinion tha.t. the District Council; is more to blame than anyone else. I in, not a believer that the Council should go to the estate for their rights liat in hand1, hut I do think that they shotild-discu.s matters with the estate in such a manner-tiiat they could at any rate dtemand attention, ratter than be in the present confused, position of not knowing where they are. If the Briton Feary Council intend taking their !ace with other councils, and t the road of progress and advancement,, they must evidently be a little mo-re punctual in their transactions, and more up to date in their business. It may be a delicate matteir: to put vou.r finger upon the weakraess that causes us to retrograde. It may not be a pleasant duty. But sooner or later thev have to face the inevitable. One fact is evident to the members, and every person that takes an interest in paroch al matters in the town, tha.t the business of the town has not been earned out as it should be in the past. We learn theire is a -slight im i provement of late. But there is stiJ] 'room for improvement, and when the next election comes round I think this matter should' have the attention of the ratepayers, and that the members should give an acoount of them- selves. We understand that the school accommo- dation for cliiklren is not wim it should be )1 at Briton Ferry. Especially is this the cafe at Neath Road School, and to a certain ex- tent at Giant's Grave School. Previous to tbe death of the old School Board, the members had for some months been discuss-1 ing the site for a nerw school on Shelone-raad. Had thperv been able to arra«nge with tlie estate in reference to the site, no doubt the school would have been erected. There aire' iT»ore children to-day than th-ere were aithnt: time. and with the exception that. there is one additional class-room of corrugated iron,' the accommodation is about the same. It is1 to be hoped that our representatives upon the Countv Council will press this matter home to the members upon that Council, so that the health of the children will not be marred bv being confined in a stuffy "ScKco!- wwn, and in addition it will'1>e an advanfeg<e to the teachers and surely to the children's tevohing. A uyv-twig of the tdnpkrte wccktuen of Briton Ferry was held on Satwrday at the Royal Dock Hobe-L The chref questaon of, discussion im# the arbitrator's decision re Ca-nadas and DoubliBS. To tboee working those Da.rtk-«knr orders it means a big reduc- tron. buy why cry over spilt milk, Theiv slvould h.a.ve seen the raids leadiir^r to thi-s i when it was first opened. Tlwan they nejodoed and bel-ieved had won a grand victorv TiKnn the oil sizes. But there were some i who could then perceive that s°<?urinig area upon the oi). sizes meant giving area upon Canada^ and Doubles. No ajr-^u.nt- 01 re?o-i Tcrtkmi* can now change the position. The' onlv thing that t.he tinplaters cf Briton Ferry calf do is to inquire: Wh°ne does the fault lie? And' perhaps it would be to their advantage. If arbitrating at all the .awnrd j must be Iwnotirablv ocrerved bv both -narties. "TERRYrTE."
PONTARDULAIS. i The Rev. H. Ivor Ja,meM. Llandovery, officiated at Betliania, Grovesend, "b4; meebings" last Sunday. At Capel Hendre eistedd'fud c'n Saturday, the two local champion vocalists. Meters. J. Burrv Morse and W. T. Pefi, did exot 1Jeait-; l y, be-ing victorious- in the tenor, bass, duett1 and quartette events. In the person of Mr. Thcrpas F.v^ans, Oak-1 tkild-street, a well-known and !ughly-ii?f>pec- j ted inhabitant lias passed away. The de- ceased had suffered terriblv from a tiwee-t l affection, and had undergone i,ii operation for same, but all of no ava'l. Mr. Evans was; employed at the Birch Rock Colliery lieire, where he was held in high esbesesm by work- men and officials. He leaves a widow and grown-up family to mourn his loss. The interment took place on Monday at VeUmdre burial ground, the Revs. D. Lloyd Morgan, Hope, and —. Davies, Velindre, officiating, At the last meeting of the DIandilo-Taly- bont Parish Council, held at (iorseinosi j Schioota on Friday evening, plane, were sub- mitted by Mr. J. Shaw, nurseryman, Grower- j ton, showing the way it was proposed to lay oat the new cemetery. There will he accom- modation for 3,542 graves. The Council is now advertising- for t2nders to carry on the laying-out work.—The dispute anent Penoae- crun footpath was discussed, and it was re- solved that the matter be dropped. Local cricketers did badly on Saturday— nothing but reverses all along the line. The 1st XI*. were beaten by Bryntawe, for the second time this season; the 2nd XL lost- to Dunvant and Killav; whilst Hendy had to I knuckle under to Llangennech. The annual meeting of tie Pontatrd-uliais F.C. will be held in a few days. We under- stand that there is a substantial Ira-lance in J' hand since the- last season. On Sunday next Divme service will be 'I held at the "Old Church. The Rev. R, David Rees, Goreeaccc, will officiate.
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LLANDOVERY. PETTY SESSIONS: CLEAN SHEET. No ca»S £ » were presented at f.hie UiSKial fortnightly petty seesrons on Friday last, a. fact which speaks weli of tiie gooct condact of the residents in tlie locality. ESTATE HE:\ 1 AUDITS. The Ladv-day ludf-yeariy rent audit of t-he Llwyn-y-Bium Es-tate, the property of Mr. C. V. Piy.sc-Rice, was held on Wedncs- day, at the oiiices of Mr. H. AHred Thomas, solicitor, the agent to the etetSite. The nali- yearly reait audits of the Dwlyn Estate and Mis. Kennedy-Erskine's Estate. were res- pcct.ivelv held" on Thursday last a.t too same offices. The tenants of the latter were en- tertained to a d nrx-r &t the Black Ox, pie- pared bv Hostess Price. LLAXDOVERY COLLEGE v. LLANELLY "Scribbfer" writer :—TIie Tinopolists joux- iteyed to Llaadovery on Saturday last to try conclus.on wlt-h the Ool-loge- eleven on their own midden, with a cc-niident op;nion of se- curing an easy win. The visitors batted tirst, and compiled a totol of 187, to which six out of the eleven contributed double figures. As anticipated, tins score proved! too great a task ft*r the Colkigiane to accom- plish, although thev gave a very creditable performance, thanks to splendid" batting by W. D. P. Jones, H. Howell, Protheroe, and Davies. The venture realised 98 runs, Llaneily thus Winding a.n interesting game by 89 runs. Scores:'— LLANELLY. C. C. Warner, b Rees 3 W. Davies, lbw, b R-eos 28 J. Howell, c Richards, b Davies. 9 Perev Rees, lbw, b Davies 8 Backer, ibw, b H. Howell 22 D. L. Joseph, run out 0 H. Howell, b Rooorts. 21 W. H. Davies, b Pugh. 31 J. Rees. b Pugh 12 B. c Parry, b Reels. 30 L. S. Mills, net oat 7 Extras 16 Total 187 LLANUOVSRY. L. Richards, b Joseph 8 » H. Howell, b Barker 19 A. C. Owen, c Davies, b Joseph. 4 W. D. P. c Joseph, b Bairker 24 W. L. Protheroe, b Barker 16 H. Mroris, c Davies, b Barker 1 A. Davies, b Howell 15 F. C. Roberts, not out 5 W. Rees, run out 0 W. H. Parry, c Howell, b Baa-ker. 0 \V. Pugh, c sub, b Howell 0 Extras 6 Total 98 •WELSH 'VARSITY" MATCH. "Scribbler" writes:—The annual encounter j between (elevens reprctsenfoiDg the Coilgt s of Llandovery and Brecon was played at Llandovery on Thursday in idaa.1 \veatlter. The 'tu&sle li,,Ios ailways been looked forward to with the keenest inteiest by tlie support- ers -fi'f Ixjtli schools, and it the proudest achievement of a boy whilst at school to be included in the eleven. The huge crowd which had congregated on the ground, tes- j tided that the important engagement had lost none of its interest, and the keen watchful- ness of the onlookers was apparent through- out the game. Every smart bit of held ing, a prettv hit, or a. disturbance of the "sticks" was greeted, witll applause. the majority of spectators wene pei'haps Llandoverians, al- tlufiign there was a strong muster of .sm^- [Kxrters of the Breoon;a.ns, who maintained a (iiiiert confidence that, thedr men would score a victor"- as they had done in two previous successive seasons. Llaudovery, on tite other i ha.nd, were equally determined to scoie a 1 victory on this occasion, the captains of the respective teams were Hugh Moi-ris, a hot favourite in the Llandovery institutioni, and S. J. Marriott. The spin of the coi.n turned in favour of Morris, who elected to take iirst knock on a perfect wicket, care- tali v prepared by Smart, the College "pro." H. Howell and L. Richards open"d the ven- ture at 11.30, the trundling being entrusted to Llewellyn and Phillips. In the latter's first over, Richards scored a. boundary with a pretty ieg stroke. Howell got Llewellyn away finely for a 2 and 1, and Rjchaird.s word another boundary with a beautitul ctrive to the off. With the total at 16, Howell was well taken at point by Stephens —16-1-3. A. C. Owen was the incoming batsman, but was dismissed by Llewellyn in t-Jje same over—16-20. W. D. P. Jones then [XiJ-tntieftd Richards, and opened his account with two successive boundaries. Richards nw-anwiii-1 epluyed steadily, but a.t 25 lie sue- cumbed to one of Llewellyn's atoliyericts, which kept rery low. Richards, who by the way 16 a Llandovery Town boyv cxmbi- tribuite^ a useful 15—25-3-13. Protheroe suooed-ed him, a.nd played ctirefully, whilst Jones, who appeared well set, scored freely. With the telegraph reg^tiefring 47, Jones was beaten with a. 'trimmer'' from Phillips. The outgoing batsanan had compiled 24 by bril- liant cricket—47-4-24. Matters at this stage looked none too roev ior the hotniestevra. M-orris went next to the wickets, and the hopes of the Llandoverians ra^ea chiefly upon him. The 50 was signalled after three- quarters of an hour's play. Morris opened out his shoulders from the outsat, and got Phillips nioelv away to the boundary twice in one over. He continued to score briskly, I and Protheroe backer! up his captain's efforts splendidly. With the telegraph reading 75, Prot'neroe's wickets were disturbed by Llmv- elyn. the r>ratnerr.bip living contributed 28 runs—75-5-13. A Davies then associated Moms, and the score reached 87 ere the former was dismissed—87-6-3. F. Roberts was bowled with the firet ball—-87-7-0. W. Rees followed and scored a 4 with a. leg hit. He subsequentlv pla-ved a stone-wall game, whilst Moris was registering boundaries 118- peatedly. Rees was finally dismissed with a ball which broke comi.derably-99-8-7. W. Pugh's stJaY at the wickets was a brief one. He gave a mighty swipe, but the ball was splendidly held in the deep field by G. Lie well-<-n—99-9-0. Parry was the laot bats- man, and Morris, with a" fine cut, registered the oenttury amidst. loud cheering. The pair were still together when luncheon was caiLed. the score then reading 105 for DID weickets. On the resumption soon after 2 dclook, Mmru" was rim oout" as the result of a sinasrt throw m, a-nd the innings dOiSOOJ for thf, creditable total of 105 runs- W. M. IJterw-1 dlyn bowled splendidly throughout, cap- turing eujebt wickeet for 42 runs. This did not seem a formidable score for the Breeoo- ians to procure, bat the Llandoverians took the field to do their level best to present this achievement occurring. H. S. Rees and W. M. Llewellyn opened the innings, and ru.ns Gimis freely, the former batsman especially executing some nice glides to the leg. At 28, disturbed LLewellyn's wlcket.- 28-1-12. A\:atkins next joined Pytise>, and kept up his wicket for some time without scoring, but at 37, Rees displaced Watkin's sticks--37-2-0. M. H. Pliillips, the county man, then became Associated w.th Roes, and runs Oivme briskly. Ross at this period was playing sujierbly. The score rose rapid!- to 53 wlrn Phillips, in attem.pt-.ng a leg stroke, was caught at square leg by Howell-&3-3-5. Stephens, the incoming batsman, aasdsted Ress to carry the total to 64 ere Davies spreadeaglod his wickets—64-4-5. Marriott succeedcd hi-111, ;wd cut the first ball off Davie« to the off boundaay. In Reee next, over he was given out lbw, a decision which he did not seem to relish—75-5-4. G. Llew- elivn followed, but at the same total, Davies, with a fast '-yorker" beat Ross. The out- going bats-man "had contributed 47 in brilliant style, and his effort was^ rewarded with well- m.prited applaud-ts. After Ross' departure a collapse ensued, Davies bowling three bats- men in one over, and the inuingB closed at 4.15, aaniast tremendous excitement, for 90 runs, the Llandoverians thus leading on the brat innings by 15 rums. On the fall" of t he Lost wicket, the scene which followed, haii'Jes all descrijition. Straw hats were flung in tlie air by you>g and old, and lusty cheers for "good old Llandovery" were given, whilst as a. striking contract, the Bieconians looked as if they were suffering from an Attack of melansholia. Morris was carried to tins paviion, and congratulations extended from all quarters. The chief cause <fi the collapse of Bi^n mitst be attributed to the destructive bowling of A. Davies, who once he got ni,s length, was quite uziplaya,]r>j,e' His last four wickets cost him only six runs a most creditable performance. W. Rees also bowkd remarkably well, h;8 trio of wickets realised only four runs itpieoe. The fielding on both sides was faultless, Riohaads and .Vlorris, for Llandovery, being contina- oasly pro-minent. The looniest era went in a. serx)nd' time, and ooened very unpropituo^ssly, touir good wic- kets falling for 12 runs. The "rot" was, however, checked on Morris partnering W D. P. Jones, and the fifth wicket added 40 runs. A. Davi.?s ably supported Jonies, and the .sixth wicket wa» not captured until the teiegr^ h registered 96. At 115 Jones wa: bowled after a brilliant and faultier ings of 72, which included hits for ten 4's and four 3's. The ascond venture closed for 117 runs but time did not allow the Brecon- ians to follow on. Thus ended a most excit- ing game., and a meritorious win for the Liandoverians, chiefly attain d through good generalship, peav^everanoe, and indomitable rluck" lu conclusion, I congratulate Llandovery upon tiieir hard-earned victory, which, to the wniter, was as pleasing as to any master or Student in tXe famous institution which the ancient borough boasts of. Appended are tlie full scores. "rm l/DAN DO VERY COLDEUi^.— 1st mningS. H. Howell, c Stephens, b Llewellyn 3 L. Richards, b Llewellyn 13 A. C. Owen. b Llewellyn 0 ^V. D. P. Jones, b Piuliif» 24 W. L. Protheroe, b Llewellyn 13 H. Morris, run out —. 38 A. Davies, b Llewellyn — 3 F. C. Roberts, b Llewellyn 0 W. Rees, b Llewellyn 7 W. Pugh, c G. Llewellyn b Llew- ellyn 0 W. P. Parry, not out. 2 Extras 2 Total 2 LLANDOVERY COLLEGE.-2nd innings. H.. Howell, c Llewellyn, b Phillips 5 L. Richards, b Llewellyn 2 A. C. Owen, b Phillips 0 W. D. P. Jonee, b Phillips 72 W. L. Protheroe, c Stephens, b Llewellyn 4 H. Morris, c LlewleAvn, b Maariott g A. Da-vies, c Ross, b Ueweflyn 14 F. C. Roberts, not out. 4 W. Rees, b Lleweilyn 0 W. Pugh, b Pntllips _• 0 W. H. Parry, c Ma.rriott, b PhfiHps 0 Extras 8 Total. 117 CHRIST COLLEGE, BRECON.-lst Innings. H. S. Ross, b A. Davies 47 W. M. Llewellyn, b Roberts. 12 E. V. Watkms, b Rees .< 0 M. H. Plullips, c Howell, b Davies 5 F. R. Stephens, b 5 S. J. Marriott, Ibw, b Rees 4 G. Llewellyn, not out 8 F. S. Harries, b Davies 0 J, M. Morgan, b Davies 4 M. Williams, b Davies 0 W. E. Caldioott, b Rees. — 0 Extras. 5 Total 90 LLANDOVERY BOWLING ANALYSIS O. M. R. w A Davies 14 3 35 6 F. Roberts 10 3 23 1 )W. Rees 11. 6 12 3 H. Howell 3 2. 1. 0 W. Pugh 3 0 14 o
78 Not Out" Alderman Spring, chairman of the Swansea Parks Committee, was 78 years of age on Tuesday and he received the congratulations of the Swansea Parks Committee, who met in the afternoon. The genial alderman invited those at the committee to join him in a cup of tea. "We will nave a cigar, gentlemen," said Alderman Spring, "and perhaps a drop of whisky." (Laughter.)
Welsh Train Off the Rails. The Pi ess Association Llandudno corres- pondent telegraphs :—A Llandudno express excursion train to Bettwsycoed on Tuesday morning left the rails between Talycefn and Lianwrst. The train was partially wrecked, and tbe driver and stoker injured. The other occupants of the train escaped unhujrt.
SKIRMISH IN A PASS. Action in the Notienling. Russians Attack in a Fog". (Press Association War Special.) Tokio, Tuesday. -Gemr-&l Kuroki reports that two battalions of Russians attacked the Japanese out-posts at the Mot ceding Pass at dawn yesterday under cover of a dense fog. The Russians were repulsed, but retained to the attack and charged three times before being finally driven off. Japs pursued them for three miles to the west of the Motienling. The Russians left 30 dead and 50 wounded on the field. The Japs lost 15 killed and 30 wounded. The following telegram has been received from Tokio by the Japanese Legation :-— The attention of the Japanese Govern- ment has been called to a telegram from Liao-yang, recently published in some French papers, and stating that on the 20th of Jane three Russians left wounded at Li-tia-toung were tortured by Japanese cavalry, On special inquiry, the Japanese Government have been informed by the Chief of Staff to the Second Army in Liao-tnng that on the 20th of June no battle was fought there by our forces, nor any skirmishes took place in that part of tbe seat of war between our cavalry scouts and tbe Russian forces. Ac- cordingly, the reported atrocities alleged to have been committed by. the Japanese are entirely without foundation. On the contrary, the following is container! in a^ telegram from the above said Chief of Staff:—On the 15th of June our scout from the 18th Artillery Regiment, and consisting of a non-commissioned officer and five pri- vates, fought, at Cheuengtsuhan, hbnd to hand against the Russians, numbering about fifteen, and were killed by the enemy. Then the Russians stabbed with their bayonets the eyes and mouths of Japanese corpses, and cut the chests, besides robbing the pockets contents. Again, on the 27th of June First-class Pri. vate Waichi Kobayashi, of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, while on watch at a point about four kilometres to he north-east of Hsunv- ocheng was attacked by the enemy, and being instantly killed, fell from the hvrse Twenty of the Russian cavalrymen then surrounded the corpse, and were nerpet rating the most abominably barbarous acts op the lower part of the corpse, when troop of our cavalry approached the spot, and the enemy withdrew in haste. Th" corpse has been brought back by our soldiers. In spite of sucb irritating incidents the Russian wounded which were Picked up b our forces are being most kindlv treated b- us, and have expressed their sincere 'hank-! for our tenderness. The enemy's dead, af*er careful collection, have also been burial with due respect and honour. DESPATCH FROM GENERAL SAKHAROFF. St. Petersburg, Monday.-The following telegram from Lieut.-General Sakharoff dated the 3rd inst., has been received by the General Staff: — "On July 2 it was found that the enemy's advance guard detachments in the Kaichau district had retreated southwards, and had occupied a line eight and a half miles north- east of Siungyucheng, which is occupied by an infantry detachment, while in the vicin- ity of the town there are concentrated Jap- anese troops at least a division strong. "According to our information the enemy have as many as 50,000 troops concentrated around Siuyen. The enemy are occupying their original positions at the Dalin Pass, and no movement beyond it toward Hai- cheng is observable."—Reuter. ATTEMPT TO REACH PORT ARTHUR. Tokio, Monday.—Admiral Skry jloff, it is believed, is about to embark on the desperate venture of trying to reach Port Arthur. For that purpose the destroyer Burukoff was sent out by Admiral Witgeft, and reached Newchwang, as already reported. It has now sailed secretly, and it is be- lieved here that Admiral Skrydloff was on board. It is likely that when the Burukoff reaches the vicinity of Port Arthur the fleet will make a sortie to take him on board a battleship, or cover the entrance of the des- troyer.—"Daily Express." NOW BETTER SITUATED: PRINCE INTERVIEWED. (Press Association War Special.) Paris, Tuesday.—The St. Petersburg cor- respondent of the "Petit Parisien" has had a conversation with Prince Khilkoff, the Rus- sian Minister of Ways and Communications, who has just returned to the capital from Liao-yanj. The Minister said that General Kuropat- kin's position was at one time critical. The general was then somewhat nervous for he was faced by forces three times as strong as his own, but to-day the equilibrium had been restored. General Kuropatkin, said Prince Khilkoff, certainly possessed forces equal to those of the Japanese. The transport, moreover, was not working well, and as the rainy season would soon make warlike operations impossible, the Rus- sians would profit by it to fortify their posi- tion and reinforce their ran?..< After this, added the prince, all would go well for Russia. RIVAL FORCES ONLY A MILE APART. (Press Association War Special Chifu, Tuesday.—The Chinese who left Port Arthur on Saturday say that there are only nine of the larger ships there, whereas the fleet on June 23rd consisted of eleven larger ships. On Sunday, they say, the armies outside Port Arthur were separated by only a mile. The Japanese were advancing from hill to hill, on al of which they are placing big guns. They are said to have landed a hundred and fifty of these guns. KUROKI'S TROOPS ONLY TWENTY MILES OFF. (Press Association War Special.) Tokio, Tuesday.—General Kuroki occu- pied the Motienling Pass without resistance. The Russians abandoned Lraoshankwan to- gether with their supplies. A detachment of General Kuroki s army has occupied the north Fensrrailing on the way to Liao-yang through the pass without encountering opposition. The main army has advanced westward and occupies a line extending from the Motien- ling Pass to Shaomotienling and Shinpail. (Note.—Liaoshankwan is only 20 milee Miorth of Liao-yang, on the main road.) RIGIDLY ADHERES TO INTERNA- TIONAL NEUTRALITY. I (Press Association War Special.) Cologne, Tuesday.—With reference to thol fears expressed by the leading journal of I Tokio that Germany might allow the Portl Arthur squadron to take refu e at Kiaochau where the Russians might land their arma-1 ments and save their ships, tne "Koelnische' Zeitung" says that Russia has never applied for German's consent to snch a step. for German's consent to such a step. In the unlikely contingencv o. the Russian warships fleeing to Kiaochau, Germany would, in any case, in conformity with neu- trality adhere rigidly to the existing inter- national regulations regarding the treatment of the ships of belligerents in neutral ports. ANOTHER EMPHATIC ASSURANCE. (Press Association War Special.) St. Petersburg, Tuesday.—A telegram received at Kronstadt from Port Arthur, via Yingkow, states that all is well there and that everybody is safe and sound on the bat- tleship Peresviet. that everybody is safe and sound on the bat- tleship Peresviet. (This message does not dispose of Togo'u report ot the linking of a battleship of tbe "Peresviet' type," as the description would I apply to cither of two other battleships in Port Arthur.) RECENT BOMBARDMENT. NO I3VES LOST. Chifu, Tuesday.—A Russian who has ar- rived here from Port Arthnr, which he left on the 2nd inst., states that the only damage done to the town so far was destruction of two houses. He declares that there has been no loss of life in the recent bombardment. JAPAN'S RESOLUTE AND INVINCIBLE PREPARATIONS. Mr. Bennett Burleigh, writing on June 10th to the "Daily Telegraph" from Tokio, says "It is as certain as things go in war and ordinary human affairs, that Port Arthur will fall, and most probably in a few weeks. The Japanese, with terrible deliberate- ness, are completing their grim preparations foT its capture. Fortress by fortress, with outlying works, trenches, mines, and en- tanglements, one by one they will be bat- tered and stormed by at least 30,000 soldiers, who have joyously pledged themselves to death or glory. "A painful artillery surprise awaits the In Russians who are shut up in Port Arthur. Not only is there an immense park of siege guns set apart for the task of assisting the infantry and the stormers to advance, but there are in addition one hundred 8-inch modern cannon to be used to help to reduce the fortresses. A concentrated fire of even 50 of such big guns upon any outlying Rus- sian works will soon render th., untenable." FROM THE RUSSIAN STANDPOINT. Paris, Monday.—According to the St. Petersburg correspondent of the "Echo de Paris," "Port Arthur is preparing to offer a resistance such as history will have rarely recorded.—"Times." VETERAN WAR CORRESPONDENT'S GLOWING TRIBUTE. Mr. Bennett Burleigh, the veteran war correspondent of the "Daily Telegraph, has a high opinion of the Japanese blue- jacket, and as he is competent to judge, it is of interest to quote his impression — "A day or two ago I saw a parade of a big battalion of Japanese bluejackets. A higher averaged, better set up, handier. more truculent body of sea bull-dogs I have never seen-not even in Portsmouth. Their faces were an index of their frames and character steady, strong, boldly fit for any encounter—men of the old days that would fight with their legs shot away until their ships sank beneath them." WHEN THE BALTIC SQUADRON WILL LEAVE. St. Petersburg, Monday. — The Baltic fleet, the date of the departure of which for the Far East has been erroneously announc- ed by various journals, will not leave till about the middle of August. The squadron will be -accompanied by 20 transports and several ships recently pur- chased by Russia abroad, as well as by some vessels of the Russian Volunteer Beet.;— "Times." BRITISH STEAMER'S FEARED LOSS. Tokio, Monday. — The British steamer Keel ton, laden with sleepers, from Otaru, and bound for Fusan, is overdue, and it is supposed that she has been sunk by the Viadivostock squadron.—"Daily Tele- ,graph."
I BIRD, BEAST OR FISH? AN EXTRAORDINARY ANIMAL. There is an animal in Australia which has the head and feet of a bird, the body and four legs of a quadruped, and the habits of a fish. It lives under water, yet breathes air. It lays eggs, yet suckles its young. I Scientists call it ths duck-billed platypus. In the wild haunts of this strange animal grow many plants rich in medicinal virtues and from the best of these are obtained the juices and essences which constitute Chas. Forde's bile beans. The discovery that bile ihe Duck-billed Platypus. beans are a c e r t ain cure for all liver d i s o r- ders, in- diges- tion, head- ache. anaemia, constipation, piles and -.nei, every- day ailments has revolutionised modern medicine, and over three-quarters of a mil- lion doses of this handy and inexpensive, yet effective remedy are taken daily. Bile beans are thus widely used because their operation is unique. They act upon the liver and tone it up to perform its important functions. This means that the bile flow is regulated, and constipation, biliousness, nausea, etc., are banished. The condition of the liver deter- mines the condition of the whole body, and by correcting this most important organ bile beans bring health. They also act upon the digestive system, cure sickness after food, wind, pain in the chest, and all digestive disorders. Thev end anaemia and debility, and rid the blood of the impurities which I cause skin eruptions. They are purely vegetable, contain no trace of any harmful drug, and in this way are superior to the old-fashioned medicines which were first used fifty or sixty years ago and are so far behind modern science. If you can't swal- low pills, you may dissolve bile beans in any liquid. They are just as effective as if t.'Wcen solid. When you have a headache at night, a bean before retiring will banish it by morning. They work while you sleep, and build up health.
Swansea Police Court. Swansea Police Court. TUESDAY. Before Messrs. J. W. Jones and G. Davies. DRUNK. These were fined for drunkenness :—Wm. Bale, labourer, Orchard-street (7s. 6d. or five days), and Marv Rilev, married, 12, Ann- street (10s. or seven days).-Sarah Eynon. married, Vivian-street, and Mary Ann Mar- tin, married, 102, Neath-road, were cau tioned and discharged. Richard Evans, labourer, Strand, was sent to prison for 14 days. There were other con- victions against him. Annie Robins, Llangyfelach-street, was dis- missed with a caution. RIOTOUS. Ann Edwards was fined 5s. or three days for riotous conduct in High-street. ONE MONTH'S IMPRISONMENT. Arthur Raven, fisherman, admitted leaving his wife and family chargeable to the Swan- sea Unicn, but offered to go back and re- turn the money spent by the Guardians. He was sent to prison for a month. TO SCHOOL. About 50 parents were summoned for not sending their children to school. ASSAULT. Henry John, general dealer, 6, Neath-road was fined 20s. or 14 days for assaulting Thos. John, and not appearing in answer to a snmmons. IN THE STREAM. Minnie Wilcocks, St. Helen's-road, was summoned for selling cigarettes on Sunday. Mr. Jones said "We fne you 5s. only, without costs, on this occasion, but if you come again you will fall into the stream." The "stream"—nine of them—then paid their fine and costs, 12s. 6d. in all, as usual. EVAN IMPROVES. "I don't want to press the case on him be- cause he's better," said Margaret Matthews, who had summoned Evan Matthews, collier, freboeth, for assault. The magistrates I agreeing, and defendant promising to re- form, the summons was withdrawn.
It is the intention of the management of the Star Theatre, Swansea, to apply for a full license to the Swansea Corporation in September or October, and towards that end plans are being prepared for the provision of two bars, one upstairs and the other down.
ROYAL VISIT PROGRAMME. Abandonment of Children,s Tableaux. Catering and Sanitary Arrange- ments, Swansea Parks and Tableaux Committee met on Monday, when head teachers re- ported that it was practically impossible to provide children's tableaux in the limited time at disposal. under the circumstances the committee decided to ask the Property Committee to erect barriem tor children so that they may see their Majesties as they drive on to the park to hear tbe singing of the choir.3, this Wing the only item of at- traction that remains so far as the park is concerned. traction that remains so far as the park is concerned. CATERING CONTRACT FOR THE POLICE. Messrs. J. E. Fitt, Grand Hotel, and Osman J. Curran, Market Restaurant, have been selected as the caterers for the 750 police employed during the Royal visit. Mr Fitt will have sole use of the King a Hall, whilst Mr. Curran will be accommodated in ♦ he grounds of the Royal Institution, where Mr. Fred Sandry'is fitting him up large mar- quees, provided wi-,h well-appointed stoves, stores, serving places, etc. TOWN COUNCIL AND CONVENIENCES FOR THE CROWD. A joint meeting of the Swansea Sanitary and Parks Committees met on Tuesday, Aid. Spring presiding. Mr. E. W. Jones said it was thought ad- visable to provide temporary lavatory accommodation in Victoria Park during the King's visit. :3 Aid. Spring said he had sent a man aewn I to Victoria Park that day to purchase a cer- tain building on the ground at a price, and if it were purchased he should be pleased to lend it to the Corporation. Mr. Dan Jones said he was pleased the Sanitary Committee was moving, and the general opinion was that the Sanitary Com- mittee should have undertaken the wetter a few years ago. Mr. E. W. Jones said the Committee had considered the matter from time to time, but it had been referred back by the Conn cil. Schemes in the past had always been saddled with a shelter or f isteddfodau pro- vision. The proposed temporary scheme would not affect the proposed permanent structure. Mr. Lee moved that the Sanitary Com- mittee be allowed to erect temporary pro- vision.—This was carried. The Sanitary Committee also decided to erect a temporary lavatory in Alexandra- road. MANUFACTURERS AND TRADE TABLEAUX. MATERIAL OFFERED FOR CORPORA- TION TO ERECT. The Deputy Town Clerk on Tuesday saw several of the works' manufacturers cn Swansea 'Change on Tuesday with reference to the proposed arches descriptive of the chief trades of the district. They expressed sympathy with the proposal, but as 4he time is so limited between this and July 20th tluy could not undertake to erect the arches themselves. They said they were very will- ing, however, to place the material at the disposal of J.he Corporation. The Deputy Town Clerk will report accordingly upon the Mayor's return on Wednesday. There is now only 15 days left to the time of the visit, and it is generally felt in the town that no time must be lost in setting to work upon some programme or other. WATCH COMMITTEE AND THE STREET ARRANGEMENTS. Capt. Colquhoun, chief-constable, told the Swansea Watch Committee on Tuesday that a special train would be run from Bristol to bring up policemen from there, Card;ff, Newport, Llantrisant, Bridgend, and Neath to Swansea. He feared they would have to go to Gloucester, and perhaps Reading, for men. At present they would have 588 all told. There was difficulty in getting to and from St. Thomas, and he feared the people who went to theldftch and ceremony would. not be able to go back and see the town procession. The stationmaster of the Mid- land Railway wrote asking for the road to be kept free, so that they could get the passen- gers off the platform.—Asked as to the largest number of people ever in Swansea. Captain Colquhoun said there were 200,000 when Mr. Gladstone was in Swansea.—Al- derman Protheroe said all the railway com- panies could not bring more than that num- ber.—Upon the recommendation of the Chief Constable, it was decided to bring six de- tectives into the town. They would stand about £ 1 each a day. The Chief Constable about JBl each a day. The Chief Constable said that to that precaution was due no robberies taking place when the Bath and West Show was in Swansea. The Chief Constable advocated refreshment stalls in the market. He said that on the occasion of the visit of the Prince and Princess to Swansea thousands of people had to be turned away from restaurants and coffee j shops.-A resolution proposing that this should be done was carried. The committee! recommended local caterers should use the park as well as the market for refreshments. "WITH HEART AND VOICE UNITED." The following verses written by "Atticus" at the request of the Swansea Massed Cl.oir (Mr. J. D. Thomas, conductor) will be sung on the occasion of the King's visit. The air fs "God Bless the Prince of Wales" :— With heart and voice united. An ode to Thee we sing; Lord of a vast dominion, Our liege—our guest-our King. From Moua to Morgaiiwg, Throughout our ancient bounds; To voice a people's welcome The Cymric harp resounds. With heart and voice united, An ode to Thee we sing; Lord of a vast dominion, Our liege—our guest—our King. The shout, "God save King Edward," Goes up fro mhill and dale, And rock to rock re-echoes The patriot cry of "Hail!" With "Ave Alexandra," Thy beauteous queen we greet, Fair as the mythic maidens Of legends old and sweet. With heart and voice united. An ode to Thee we sing; Lord of a vast dominion, Our liege—our guest—our King. SWANSEA- UNITED SERVICE BRIGADE. Swansea United Service Brigade has been accepted as the town guard. The 3rd G.V.R. will form the King's guard of honour at the Eclst Dock, and the Veterans will re- piesent the town guard, taking up their places in open order from Wind-stroet bridge during the Royal Procession. With contingents of Swansea veterans fronl Neath, Aberdare, Pontypridd, etc., it is ex- pected that about 300 veterans will line either side of the route so far as the Hotel Metropole, and the medals that will be worn will represent in chronological order every war and expedition from the Crimean War to the present time. It is hoped by Mr. Charies Maggs, the commandant, thdt the King will graciously consent to receive the roll of the brigade. INVESTITURE OF BIRTHDAY HONOUR RECIPIENTS. His Majesty held an investiture at Buck- ingham Palace at noon on Tuesday, when he personally handed to recipients of birthday honours and other honours the insignia of the various distinctions conferred upon them Practically all the names were published quite recently. The ceremony took place in the Throne-room, where the King L full military uniform was surrounded bv the officers o. State. The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Connaught were present. There were about one hundred and fifty recipients
FEI5S-NAPTHA HARD WATER 'T -c warm water, more soap, seek A XTY* little kjago, iwb a fitdc more. l&rTTH ™ Fdte-Naptha makes less feufoci m salt tx, HARD|WATER. —— FELS-NAPTHA
ROYAL HENLEY WEEK. THE MOST FAMOUS OF REGATTAS. Not to know Henley argues one's self un. known in the Rowing world. No aquatic event since Noah set sail in the Ark inter- ests so many peopte as the great July week at Henley. The famous Regatta Course is lined with Houseboats visited by all that are famous and iashionable. The races them- selves attract oarsmen from all the world, from Yale to Parrarnatta. RACE BOATS AND HOUSE BOATS. A racing boat, with its thin mahogany planks, its wide outriggers and sliding seats, designed to give the long, long pull which spells victory in a race, are veritable works of art. So, in their way, are the House- boats which wealthv families use as Summer Homes, resting here a week, there a month or more, on the Banks of the Thames. And most of all just now they congregate at Hen- ley. I A Henley House Boat. The fact that the eyes of all England are on Henley this week gives special interest to the words of a Henley man, Mr. Charles Sar- ney, in a local paper. Four years ago, when he was lying helpless in a Reading Hospital with paralysis and spinal disease, Mr. Sar- ney thought he would never be able tc handle oar or scull again. For the hospital authorities told him he was incurable, and sent for his friends to take him away. 15 But, said Mr. Sarney (whose home is at Royal Oak Cottage, Gray's-road, Henley), "I read m a newspaper of a man, afflicted like myself, who had been completely re- stored to health by Dr. Williams' pink pills for pale people." I "Why don't you try them?" a.sked a friend. Mr. Sarney did try them, and their effect was extraordinary. Before he had finished one box he could actually walk round the table with the aid of a stick. This was after months and months in bed. After he had got partly through the second box he w ent for a short walk! His friends were amazed to see him out; and asked him what he had taken to bring about such a marvel- lous recovery. He told them, and gladly, that it was owing to Dr. Williams' pink pills that he was able to get out of doors again. After the third box he was able Lo throw away his stick. He persevered with the pills, and when he had taken eight boxes he was looking for work, after nineteen months without doing a single stroke. This is a remarkable cure, but there is no difficulty in explaining it. Paralysis is a disease of the nervous system. It is a sign that the nerves are ill-nourished. The food of the nerves is blood. Dr. Williams' pink pills for pale people make new blood. Or- dinary medicine could not cure Mr. Sarney; Reading Hospital was perfectly right in sending him away as incurable by ordinary medicine. Dr. Williams' pink pills hava cured thousands of persons whom ordinary medicine could not benefit, because ordinary medicine does not make new blood. Any ailment that arises from lack of blood, oi from poisoned, impure blood, as aMemia, skin diseases, eczema, chronic erysipelas, rheumatism, gout, can be speedily cured by Dr. Williams' pink pills and disorders aris- ing indirectly from lack of blood, as neural- gia, spinal disease, indigestion and bite (which are caused by the blood not being abte to absorb food from the stomach) can be cured in the same way. But it must be the genuine Dr. Williams' pink pills for pala people that are taken—not a substitute. Genuine pills bear the full name. Dr. Wil-. liams' medicine company, Holborn-vi^dnctj London, will send a box post free for two and ninepencc (or six for thirteen and nine); but they can be had at all medicine shops if you insist on the genuine.
Neath Bankruptcy Court. TUESDAY. (Before Mr. Deputv Registrar KempthorneJ "UNDERESTIMATING CONTRACTS." Re John Thcmas, Ailtwen, Pontardawe, builder.—Debtor's liabilities amounted t* £ 385 12s. 4d., and deficiency £ 263 7s. lcL He alleged cause of his failure "Underesti- mating contracts and bad weather." H. commenced business 14 years ago with JC66. He had contracts at Alitwen, Rhos, Kily- bebyll, and Pontardawe, which were uncom- pleted. He estimated no surplus from these contracts. Debtor kept no books of account beyond memorandum book. Competition was the cause of the loss on the contracts.— Official Receiver: When you accepted the contracts you knew that you could not carry out the work at a profit?—Yes.—Official Re- ceiver I can understand a contractor mak- ing a mistake, but I cannot understand a contractor taking a contract at a price which he knows could not pay. How do you jus- tifv it? -The weather turned against me.— Official Receiver From which 1 can see you did not hope for profit, but only worked to get a living?—That is so, sir.—I am informed you did very little work yourself?—I don't know.—Did you work yourself?—Yes, sir; as a carpenter. The Official Receiver said debtor obtained £ 20 worth of timber from Messrs. T. W. Thomas and Co., Swansea, having previously told them he only owed from £ 6 to £ 12.—Debtor For timber only. -Official Receiver There is no mention of timber in Messrs. Thomas' letter. You went to other timber merchants as well, and you owe Messrs. Thomas JE90. The case was ad- journed. "DEVELOPING" COLLIERIES. David Williams, Rhvddings, Neath, col- lier, said the cause of his failure was trying to develop collieries, bad trade, and lack of employment. Liabilities were JE125 19s. 4d.; deficiency, jeil2 19s. 4d. Official Receiver: How came you to develop collieries without any capital?—Because the coal was near the surface, and was not expensive to get at.- Did the coal turn out good?—No it was a mixture.—Where was the good coal then?- About eighty yards dr-wn.-Have you any- thing to do with the collieries now?—No, I sacrificed my interest and was freed from lia- bility by agreement.—The case was closed. ANOTHER BANKRUPT BUILDER. John rhr.ms Evans, Gould-terrace- Cry. nant. builder.- -He said cause of failure was "bad weather, preventing him from proceed- ing with the erection of two houses at Seven Sisters, and illness in family." Liabilities were £ 262 17s. deficiency, £ 179 13s. 4d. Debtor had no books except a time book and had no nroper record of receipts and pay- ments.—The case was idjurned.
BETTER THAN MONEY IN THE SAVINGS BANK. The working man to-day gives more at- tention to the food he has to eat than his forefathers gave, as he realises that his health—his bank-depends very largely upon the properties of what he eats and drinks. It follows, then, that the popular irtide of food is that which is easy to digest: but more popular still are preparations which are found to aid and strengthen the digest- ive. organs, a.nd also to act as an cn^rgiser for the whole system. Dr. Tibbies' Vi-Cocoa is such a food. It places a means in the hands of everyone to build up and maintain a sound constitu- tion, which enables its possessor tc tra«el his life's journey without the aches and pains which are in many cases preventable. Thus we come round again to sound -Otnn.oa sense based on experience.
At Llaneily on Tuesday, James 0 Connell was charged with drunkenness.. P.C. Roberts said be found him in a heIp- less state at the entrance to the Dell. O'Connell denied the charge, and accused the police of using him roughly. An adjournment was made to enable the police to call further evidence. P.C. Hodge Lewis then corroborated, add- ing that the man was noisy in the cells, and had to be moved from one to another. A flae of Bte. was imposed.