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SWANSEA DISTRICT. On Saturday at Carmarthen, Arthur Wil- liams, tramping labourer, was charged with burglariously entering Llanmiloe Mansion, near Pendine, the residence of Mr. Morgan Jones, and stealing a lady's silver watch »nd chain, a sovereign, etc. P.C. Hoare, Laugharne, arrested the prisoner at Ferryside and found the stolen things in his possession. Prisoner, who a few days previously was working at the Castle Lloyd Farm, near Penuine, was committed to the Quarter Sessions. A Pontardawe tailor, named Charles Mug- ford, fell into the canal at that place on ■ Thursday afternoon. An assistant at the Co-operative Stores, named Rees, who hap- pened to he near, at once jumped in, with- Jut divesting himself of his clothing, and Managed to pull the unfortunate man, who; yas unconscious, to the side, from where j 1e wai lifted on to the *ank. The police md members of the Pontardawe Ambulance Class were soon all the scene, with Dr. Rees smd, having performed artificial respiration, the poor fellow was carried home. The action of Rees was considered to be most plucky. Mugford did not regain consciousness until i late at night, but on Friday morning he was making good progress towards recovery. At Pontardawe, on Friday, Eleanor Owen, single, Rhifawr, Pontardawe, summoned Isaac Griffiths, Llandilo-road, Brynamman, to shows cause, etc. Mr. Viner Leeder ap- single, Rhifawr, Pontardawe, summoned single, Rhifawr, Pontardawe, summoned Isaac Griffiths, Llandilo-road, Brynamman, to shows cause, etc. Mr. Viner Leeder ap- peared for complainant, and Mr. Howells, Llanelly, defended.—Complainant scid the] child was born on June 27th last. She had known defendant some time. It was when she was in service at a house, where defen- dant was a visitor, that she first met him, and on the 14th of June of last year she met him at an esiteddfod. She went one even- ing to help her lather at hay-making, and defendant took her home. She told defen- dant there was "something the matter with her that ought not to be," on November! < 17th 1903. On the ISth of September inti-) Biacy again took place at the house where she! was in service Intimacy had taken placed three times previously.—In cross-examma- } tion, plaintiff said she did not remember the j date of her first child. She had had tw £ She kept the dates on a penny copy-book aiS not on a family Bible or almanac. Inti- not on a family Bible or almanac. Inti- macy always took place near Hendreforgan [. On Wednesday the Aberavon, Port Tal- Let, and District Licensed Victuallers' As- { sociaiion held their annual outing to Chep- | stow and Tintern Abbey in special saloons. S The company included the Mayor of Aber avon (Alderman George Clarke), Mr. W. H. j Brown (president ol the association) and Mrs. Brown, Mr. W. T. Williams (vice-pre-1 I sident), and others. The party arrived it' k Chepstow about 11 o'clock, and found the | weather bright and pleasant. Before dinner I weather bright and pleasant. Before dinner the company visited Chepstow Castle Din- ner was afterwards partaken of at the Belli Hotel, at which Mr. W. H. Brown pre- j eided. Aiter dinner brakes were in readi ness, and the party drove to Tintern Abbey, ascending the top cf the majestic Wyndcliff and inspecting the renowned Moss 'Cottage en route. The drive was a delightful one, passing through romantic wood, cliff, and [ river scenery. After an inspection of the extensive and historic Tintern Abbey a re- turn was made to Chepstow and tea par- taken of at the Bell. In the evening a con- cert was held, and altogether it was a de- lightful day's outing, the party landing in Port Talbot by the 11.40 express. At Llanelly, on Friday, John Dryden, mate of the Mater Dei, was charged with stealing a quantity of clothing from the back of premises in Downing-street. William Perrott said he was going home with his wife at about one a.m. on Thursday i and came across a package of clothing in the back lane. and near another door he found another parcel and a pair of boots. He called a neighbour, and on making a search found, Dryden in the lane. j Mrs. Ellen Evans and Mrs. Davies, Down- ing-street, deposed to missing a quaatity cf < clothing, the former from the clothes line and the latter from the scullery. P.C. Morgan said Dryden was handed over! to him by Perrott. He had no boots on. P.C. Evans said he saw defendant in the neighbourhood of Downing-street at 10.45. He was then quite sober. Dryden, in defence, made a long statement and informed the bench that he had been drinking heavily and went to sleep in a field I ne?r Downing-street. He was awakened by Perrott, who struck him and dragged him I into the lane. He had never seen the cloth- ing until he was taken intti the house of Per- rott and handed over to the police. The Bench considered the cases proved and fined Dryden £21 or in default one month's! imprisonment. The influx of visitors to Swansea on Mon- day was one of the greatest within the history of Bank-holidays. A record number 1\ were carried on the Mumbles Railway—-the total exceeding all previous figures. There were 38,000, carried to the Mumbles (tour thousand over the previous record), and 58,000 on the town trams. The Great Wes- tern Railway Co. also were in the r leasing position on Tuesday morning of being able to announce a record for an ordinary bank- holiday. "We have -i very large number to deal with," remarked Mr. Hawkes, the alert and genial station-master, "in fact 1 never saw so many enter on an ordinarv day like Saturday." I Some twelve thousand ^arrived on Satur- day—a record and nearly eighteen thousand on Monday. On Tuesday morning still more arrived, about 8,000, including three trainloads from Blaenavon, and big contin- gents from Abertillerv, Aberdare and else- where. The total for ttie three days, in fact, is emphatic evidence of the fact that the biggest "draw" a town can have is— fine weather. Nor were the other railways less bucy, the Midland, Rhondda and Swansea Lay, and L. and N. W. each brought 7,000 in, bringing the total number of visitors in town (including Saturday's batch) to some 54,000 souls. The Carmarthen Sports Committee j eld an eisteddfod and sports, a great number of music lovers appearing in a large marquee long before noon. Sir Lewis Morris pre- I S(ijudicated ^^ridge Taylor (Linden), Sir Lewis Morris expressed his great plea- sure at the new departure the attract HIS company had made through a conjunction of the athletic with the musical and intel- lectual element. The male voice competition, Th^ Kin" of Worlds," for 90 voices, first took t i-ue as contestants had to appear later in the day at Swansea. The first prize na,s £50;" and the second £10. The competing part>eS were the London Welsh, Rhymney, Stuth- port, ."Cardiff, and Manchester. Out ot 20 the first choir obtained 15 points, the se- md 17, the third 16, the fourth 17, and the filth 18. Therefore the prize was awardiii to Manchester. The second prize was divided between Cardiff and Rhvniney. Tenor solo, "Sweet Memories" (Pugh Evans) Mr. Richard Davies, Maesmawr, Ferryside. Qontralto solo, "Beyond" (St. Quentin) Miss Maggie Jenkins, Manselton, Swunsta. Baritone or bass solo, "The Bandit Chief' (Marks) Mr. John Jones, Amos-vtrett (pu- pil of Mr. John Thomas), Llanelly. Juvenile choir, "Sleep, my Darling, Sleep" (D. W. Lewis): Towy Juve'.rJe Choir, Carmarthen, led by Miss Buckley. Soprano or tenor solo, "Glanmour" (Mas- cheroni): Divided between Miss Ray Evans Carmarthen, and Miss Bessie 3vam, Am- manford. Soprano solo, "The River Dreim (Fct" tescue): Miss Lisf.ie Jenkins, Llanei'y Mixed choir ul:1petition, "Ar .?->n n liaen gwyntoedd," "I was tossed by *he wind?" (Parry); prize, £10. Five choirs competed; --Brynamman, Gy/cndraeth Unlt.i'l, Cnrm&r. then Harmonic Oiee Society, <>mit;t;-tiien« Choral Society, and Bankr".ilin M uveal Society. The award was won by Carman tDea Choral Society, led by Mr. w".

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