— RUSSIANS ROUTED. General Admits "Fearful Loss." Thousand Japanese Killed and Wounded. Six Field Guns Captured. The Japanese Legation in London on Tuesday night issued the following telegram of the same date from Tokio "General Kuroki reports as follows:- 'Our army commenced operations at day break on July 31st upon the enemy occupy- ing Kushulintzu, four miles to the west of Hsihoyen, and Yangtzuling, six miles to the west of Motienling. Both places are situated 25 railos from Liao-yang. The enemy at K.ushulintzu consisted cf two divisions, with corresponding artillery. 'The attacking operations were carried on as prearranged, and by sunset we defeated the enemy's both wings, but owing to the enemy's large forces and strong positions we were unable to dislodge them. 'At daybreak on August 1st we resumed the attack and succeeded in expelling the enemy at noon, and pursued them four miles Westward. 'The enemy at Yangtzuling consisted ot two and a half divisions and four batteries of artillery. The attacking operations then pro- gressed successfuHy, and by sunset we car- ried the enemy's principal positions, but a portion of the enemy offered the most stub- born resistance, and we bivouacked that night in battle formation. 'At daybreak on August 1st we resumed the attack, and at 8 a.m. all the heights fell into our hands, and the enemy tied towards Yanghoyen. The casualties are under in- vestigation. 'We captured some field guns. Details. are still unknown. 'In this engagement the attacking opera- tions had the f ->wing disadvantages:- Firstly, steepness i ground secondly, lack of suitable position for artillery; while the heat was 100 Fahrenheit.' KUROKI'S VICTORY NEARLY ONE THOUSAND CASUALTIES. (Press Association War Special.) Tokio Wednesday.-—The Japanese tured Tomucheng on Sunday, and also cap- tured six grins. Their casualties were 400, the Russian losses being heavier. General Kuroki's losses in Saturday's and Sunday's fighting amounted to 972. TWENTY THOUSAND MEN LOST IN THE PORT ARTHUR ASSAULT. (Press Associatic War Special.) Chifu, Wednesday (li a.m.).—According to frdvit es brought by two junks, which ar- rived here to-day the Japanese made a des- perate but unsuccessful assault, lasting three days, on the inner defences to the north and east of Port Arthur. A Russian who escaped bv way of Pigeon Bay on the night of the 29th ult., states that the earth was trembling under the ter- rific bombardment which began at four in the morning on July 26th, and ended at night on the 28th, when the battle ceased. A Chinaman who arrived here in another junk agrees with the Russian refugee that the Russian losses in killed and wounded number between five and six thousand. The Japanese, in their repeated ass-aults against the eastern forts on the hills through i barbed wire entanglements, and over mines, displayed fanatical bravery, but were mowed /i down by n hail of shells and bullets and by the explosion of mines under foot. Their losses are estimated at 20,000. The' Russians declares that the defenders held all the eastern forts leading to Golden Hill and that the Japanese shattered and exhausted had retired towards the east. The refugees give the following account of the three days* assault:- Before daybreak on the 26th, the Japanese advance was begun from Kikwan directed against the Kikwan, Kinkilun, Kinkishan, and Schtusuan forts, which are near ihe I shore. The Russian outposts were driven back, while Admiral Togo shelled the forts from a ;png range. The return fire from the shore batteries, however, kept the ships a safe distance away and rendered th- co-operation of the fleet in- effective. On the morning of the 27th, the Russian fleet steamed out keeping under the protec- tion of the guns on Golden Hill. They did not, however, open fir. on the Japanese ships, but soon returned to their anchorage. The day was occupied by an assault on the north of the city, when the Japanese left from Kikwan advanced on the Russians at Schtu- shan, and were repulsed. The junks were within hearing distance for three days after leaving Port Arthur, but heard no more firing. The Russian hospitals were swamped, and thousands of wounded had been conveyed to Chinese houses and shops, the owners of which had been evicted with the exception of one caretaker for each I place. There was adequate medical attention. STATUS OF THE RUSSO-CHINESE BANK. (Press Association War Special.) Newchwang (via Tientsin), Wednesday.— A large depot of army suplies has been estab- lished at the old Russian railway station here. Two thousand troops are kept here as a guard for the transports, and hospital ahips are expected hourly. The question has stiil to be determined of the status of the Russo-Chinese Bank relative to the war. The bank was organised and financed by the Rus- sian Government for the purpose of further- ing Russian interests in Manchuria and the Far East. The bank is under the control of the Russi.aa Governent and has a strong foothold in China and Manchuria. Loans now in force in Newchwang amounts to over fifty million roubles. It is considered here that Japan will regard it as the property of the Russian Government whose assets and profits in Manchuria would be legitimate spoils of war in lieu of indem- nitv. The first evidence of opening this question is shown by the fact that the Japanese flag is floating over the bank prot>erty. So far the Japanese have refused to recog- Itise the authority of the French Consulate agent to whom Russia transferred her in- terests, including bank property, because his appointment was made subsequent to the opening of hostilities. PORT ARTHUR FORT REPORTED CAPTURED. Tokio. Wednesday.It is reported that after three days' desperate fighting the Japanese have captured Shantaikow, an im- portant defence of Port Arthur.—Renter. ° e" "barvtaikow is the name of one ot ,inn?r,, c^ose to the harbour and north of the Tiger's Tail. On the other hand there is a Shan-tai-kow on the rrain road from Port Arthur, ar.d about 12 miles off. This is probably the fort indicate. KUROPATKIN CONFESSES ENORMOUS LOSSES. St. Petersburg, Tuesday.—After an ob- ttina.te struggle on ,!u.1Y 31, in the direction of Liao-vang and Saimatse, the Russian troops fell back from their advanced posi- tions to their main position, having sus- tained enormous losses. General Kuropatkin expressed the hope that his troops will be able to meet the ittack of an enemy numerically superior. •General Kuroki concentrated troops in con- siderable numbers in order to attack in the t&ngttion of Saimatse-Liao-yang. (Reuter.) SKRYDLOFFS "EXPLANATION" OF THE OUTRAGE. St. Petersburg, Tuesday.—Admiral Skry- Aoff's report of the latest "raid by the Vladi- Yostock squadron gives the following a' "ount of the sinking of the British steamer b night Commander — "On the morning of July 23 a large vessel was met, which only stopped after a fourth shot had been fired at her. On the vessel being boarded, it was found that it was the British merchant steamer Knight Com- mander, bound from New York, via Europfc, to Yokohama and Kobe. "According to copies of non-official and Incomplete documents in the possession of the captain, and according to his declara- tions, it was shown that the vessel was carrying to Japan a cargo of from 3,500 to 4,000 tons, composed mostly of railway ma- terial, and constituting a considerable rart M her cargo. "Having established the fact ihat the Knight Comhiander was undoubtedly carry- ing on contraband traffic for a belligerent party, and not being able to bring her to the nearest Russian port (owing to her not having enough coal on board) without mani- fest danger for the squadron, we sank the Knight Commander, after taking off all her crew and removing her papers."—Renter. Note.—A fuller account of the raid dis- closes the fact that a German steamer, the Tea, laden with fish, was also sunk. KUROKI REPORTS THE PRICE OF VICTORY. (Press Association War Special.) Tokio, Wednesday.—General Kuroki tele- graphs that his losses in the fights at Tangt- zuling and lvushulintzu were six officers killed and 16 officers wounded, and S50 men killed aDd wounded. COUNT KELLER'S BODY TAKEN TO I., LIAO-YANG. (Press Association War Special). St. Petersburg, Wednesday.—The body of General Count Keller, who was kill?d in the fighting at Yangzuling, has been taken to Liao-yang.
ASIATIC SEDAN. Huge Japanese Army Closing In, Russian Confession of their Hopeless Plight. (Central News War Special.) Rome, Wednesday Evening.—A despatch from Tokio to the "Gi^jyiale d.Italia" states that the Japanese cruiser Kasuga has been blown up with terrible loss of 'lfe. (Note.-The Kasuga is one of the war- ships purchased from the Argentine Re- public.) JAPANESE PRODDING THE ENEMY ALL ALONG TH LINE. (Press Association War Special.) Paris, Thursday.-The "Journal" has re- ceived the following ^legram from Liao- yang: —. The Japs seem to have decided to act in a manner which contrasts with their cus- tomary system of delay. Engagements are constantly in progress all along the front of the Russian Army, and if this attitude of offence is maintained, the period of great battles will certainly have been reached. The turning movement effected by the enemy at Haicheng, may have the gravest results. LIAO-YANG IN IMMINENT DANGER. Tokio, Wednesday.—The two battles fought simultaneously by General Kuroki, resulted in the Russian screen being forced back to positions only 14 miles from Liao- yang.—"Times," per Press Association. MORE DESPERATE FIGHTING. St. Petersburg, Wednesday.—A telegram from Mukden, cbited yesterday, states that there are persistent rumours of a third day's fighting along the whole line of the Russian positions. Admiral Alexeieff left Harbin to-day to return to Mukden.—Press Association. 30,000 JAPS FROM YINGKOW. (Press Association War Special). St. Petersburg, Thursday.—The "Petit Journal" publishes the tolowing telegram from St. Petersburg :— I "It is reported that the Japanese have landed 20,000 troops at Yinghow. They have left a small garrison at Newchwang, and f.re advancing rapidly on Liao-yang." JAPANESE CAPTURES BEFORE PORT I ,R. ARTHUR. Kobe, Wednesday.—The Russians at Port Arthur are making a desperate resistance, but outlying defences have been captured, and over a thousand Russians have already fallen prisoners into the hands of the Japa- Daily Express." SENSATIONAL REPORT FROM YINGKOW. Rome, Wednesday.—The "Italia Militare" has received the following sensational tele- gram from its special correspondent at Ying- kow :— "In the battles of Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday the Russian casualties ritntibered from 9,000 to 10,000 men, but their losses of war material were even more serious. "The Japanese captured forty guns, 200 wagons, two flags, and 20,000 rifles. The Russians, before leaving Haicheng, de- stroypd the guns and munitions there. (Reuter.) REMARKABLE ADMISSIONS BY A RUSSIAN WRITER. St. Petersburg, Wednesday.—M. Nemiro- vitch Danchenko, of the "Russkoye Siovo," makes some remarkable admissions in one of his articles. "How difficult," he remarks, "is it for our soldiers and officers to tight under existing conditions! Every step which they take provet; the enemy to be better prepared than ourselves, and their arms to J be more perfect. "I have already spoken of their artilierv. Each battery is connectcd bv telegraph with others a.nd with the generaf command. The direction of the battle is changed in a moment and there is no disorder or confusion. "We have very little mountain artillery; theirs is brought forward in every battle in large quantities, and they conceal it so well that we cannot find out wb-ere the fire comes from. "What particularly enhances the Japanese soldiers enthusiasm is the close connection of each one with everybody else, while their responsibility is the same. Each man is an- swerable to everybody and everybody to each.—Central News. EIGHT RUSSIAN WARSHIPS TO GO OUT. (Press Association War Special). Paris, Thursday --The "Journal" in a tele- gram from St. Petersburg, says our "Four cruisers and four torpedo-boats left Kronstadt for the Far East yesterday morn- iiig. J I HUGE MASSES CLOSING ON THE RUSSIANS. (Press Association War Special.) Newchwang, Wednesday.—It has now been ascertained that the rumour current here yesterday of the capture of Haicheng by the Japanese was premature, as the Russians had then only been driven back on to the inner entrenchments of their position, and were still holding them with seventy-five thousand men. Two thousand Japanese troops, with large supply trains, are leaving here for Haicheng, somewhere immediately to the north of which place the greatest battle of the war is expected, possibly beginning to-morrow, I as General Kuroki, with a hundred thous- and men, is behind the retreating Russians, while General Oku, with ffty Thousand men, is in front of them, and General Nodzu, with fifty thousand more, is on their left flank. If General Kuropatkin is defeated, he mast either move westwards, or surrender. Foreign military attaches, with the Second Japanese Army, are on their way to the front, to witness the battle. Some Japanese troopships are expected here to-morrow. The Russian troops at Port Arthur have been driven back to their last line of de- fences. The Japanese have 350 guns in action. JAPANESE OCCUPATION OF HAI- CHENG. m reS, ^fciation War Special.) Tokio, Thursday (Noon).-The victors at Haichengn§ ™ advanced and occupied NO RESISTANCE ENCOUNTERED (Press Association War Special.) Tokio, Thursday—The Russians began abandoning Haicheng on the 2nd inst., and the JaDane-e entered the place at noon on the following day without encountering any resistance. The Japanese occupied Newchwang yester- day. SIXTEEN TORPEDO BOATS LEAVE PORT ARTHUR. (Press Association War Special.) Tokio, Thursday (10 a.m.)—Twelve de- stroyers, four torpedo boats, and some gt<n- boats emerged from Pert Arthur on Monday night, but were beaten back.
PONTLLIW ANNUAL SHOW. SUCCESSFUL EVENT: AWARDS LIST. Pontlliw Agricultural Show was held on Saturday last, and proved equally success- ful as the events of former years.' The fol- lowing is a full list of awards: — HORSES. Carters, brood mare wi-h foal at foot.— 1, David JosepbT Foesfach, Llaneily 2, D. Jones, Wernfawr, Killay; 3, W. T. Wil- liams, Castelldu. Sucking colt or filly.—1, David Joseph, Li&r-elly; 2, G. Thomas, Medelfvw. Yearling colt of filly.I, W. Harris, Llwynadam 2, M. Harry, Perfodu 3, Dd. Jones, Wernfawr, Killav. Two-year-old gelding" or filly.—1, J. Thomas, Talyclyn; 2, W. Owen, LIandir- og; 3, David Joseph, Llaneily. Mare or gdding.-I, W. Thomas, Med?l- fyw; 2, T. Thomas, Talyclyn; 3, Messrs. Morgan Bros, Gwauncaegurwen. HACKNEYS. Brood mare.—1, W. R. C. Thomas, Dol goy, Llandib; 2, \V. G. Davies, Ynysfor- gan; 3, W. Thomas, Medelfvw. Suckling.-1, W. R. C. Thomas, Dolgoy, Llandilo; 2, W. G. Da vies, Ynysf organ; 3, M. Williams, Glanaminan. learhng.—1, R H. Simpson, Bryngwiii, j Pontardutais; 3, W. Thomas, Medelfvw. Two-ycar-old.-I, T. Thomas, Talyclyn 2, Dr. W. C. Griffiths, Pontardulais; 3, W. Thomas, Medelfvw. Mare or gelding.—1, H. T. Thomas, Ben- altt, Pontardulais; 2, J. J. Yound, Cross Hands; 3, J. Harries, Cadle. COBS. Brood Mare.—1, W. R. C. Thomas, Dol- goy; 2, G. J. Griffiths, Gorseinon; 3, J. A. Mathias, Dantwyn. Suckling.—1, W. R. C. Thomas, Dolgoy 2, J. Williams, Pontardulais; 3, D. Thomas, Llwyntew. Yearling.—1, W. Morgan, Mansel Arms 2, W. Thomas, Medelfyw; 3, W. Hopkins, Cefngorwydd. Two-yea.r-old.-1. W. R. C. Thomas. Dol- goy; 2, J. Thomas, Talyclyn; 3, Dr. W. C. Griffiths, Pontardulais. Mare or gending.—1, W. R. C. Thomas, Dolgoy; 2, W. Davies, Tyrlan; 3, Henry Jones, Pontardulais. PONIES. Brood mare not exceeding 13 hands.—1, R. H. Simpson, Pontardulais 2, Dr. W. C. Griffiths, Pontardulais; 3, Mrs. Williams, Dorghvydd. Suckling.—1, nr. W. C. Griffiths, Pon- tardulais 2, F H. Simpson, Pontardu- lais; 3, G. J. C r:ifiths, Gorseinon. Y earling.—1, Mrs. P. Davies, Loughor 2, Mrs. But ler, Loughor; 3, J. Hughes, Gorseinon. Two-year-old.—1, W. Morgan, Mansel Arms; 2. E. R. Evans, Pontardulais; 3, J. J. Yound, Cr.-k-.s Hands. More or gelding.—1, E. Jones, Tumble; 2, W. Morgan, Mansel Arms 3, W. Peth- rick, Veiindre, More or gelding suitable for colliery pur- poses.—1. B. Roberts. Talyfan; 2, T. Thomas, Llannon; 3, J. Davies, Llannon. Sucker, by "Macauley."—1, W. Harris, Hendrn Wen; 2, G. Bowen, Goitrewen. Sucker, by "Brilliant."—1, D. Joseph, Foesfach; 2, M. Harry, Penvfode. CATTLE. Bull, any breed or age.-l, Sir J. D. T. Llewelyn, Penilergaer; 2, J. Roberts, Cwr- tyearaw. Bull (Hereford), under 24 months.—1, D. J^eph, Foc-sfacfr: Bull (shorthorn).—1, D. Owen, Llannon 2, Mrs. Thomas, Dorghvydd. Hereford cow.-1, T. Williams, Castell- du 2, J. D. Williams. Gwenlais Fawr. Shorthorn cow.—1, R. Richards, Golly- wener; 2, D. Joseph, Foesfach. Two-year-old heifer, in calf.—1, R. Rich- ards, Gellywener: 2, T. Walters, Glanlliw. Yearling heife-r.-I. T. Walters, Glan- IJiw; 2, B. Roberts, Tallyfan. Heifer calf, under 12 months.—-1, D. White, Glyncaerau; 2, H. W. Thomas, Benallt. Cow (Channel Islands breed).—1, W. Francis, Clordir.. Pair of steers.l, J. H. Williams, Gwen- la's Fawr 2, no entry. Best bull calf.-l and 2, Mrs. Evans, Eis- teddfa. SHEEP. Ram.-l, Tom Williams, Castelldu. Ra.m lamb.—1, J. H. Will iams, Gwenlais II Fawr; 2, H. W. Thomas, Benallt. Pen of three ewes.—1, J. Williams, Taly- clyn 2, divided between Mrs. Rees, Penlr- gaer, and J. Williams. Three ewe lambs.—1, H. W. Thomas, 'I Penallt; 2, ditto. MOUNTAIN SHEEP. Ram.-I, J. Williams, Casteiidu; 2, L. Havard. Ram lamb.—1, J. Williams, Castelldu; 2, ditto. Pen of three ewes.-l, J. Williams, Casteiidu 2, W. Harris, Llwynadam. Three ewe lambs.—1, T. Williams, Cast1- du; 2, ditto. PIGS. Best boar.—1 and 2, J. Davies, Pontlliw. Sow.—1, J. Mathias, Dantwyn; 2, Ditto. Store Pig.-l, W. Williams, Bryntirion 2, G. Jones, Pontlliw. SHEEP DOGS. Collie Dog or Bitch.—1, Mrs. Mathias, Tvnyrheol 2, Mrs. Evans, Eisteddfa. Collie dog or bitch (with exemption from licensed.—Mr. Williams Castelldu; 2, Ditto. MISCELLANEOUS. Sheaf of wheat.-l, W. Clement, Bryn- bach 2, divided between J. Roberts and W. John, Tyllwyd. S-heaf of barley.—1, W. Phillips, Cefn, Veiindre 2, Ditto. Sheaf of oats. -1, divided between W. Phillips and W. Harries, Gwenlais Fach 2, divided between W. John, Tyilwyd, and Sir Mogford, G'ynilwchwr House; 3, H. Ste- phens, Clydach. Any crested variety.-l, T. Williams, Cas- teiidu 2, Ditto. Ducks.- 1. LL Griffiths, Gorseinon; 2, T. Lewis, Gorslas 3, T. Walters, Glanlliw. Homer pigeon.—1, T. Howell, Pontar- dulais; 2, W. Turner, Cadle. HONEY. Best extracted honey.—1, Mrs. Clement, Penllergaer. BORING COMPETITION. Two strikers.—1, T. Evans, Ammanford 2, R. Jones, Grovesend, Pontardulais; 3, W. Rees, Grovesend, Pontardulais. One striker.-l, J. James, Pontardulais 2. D. Evans, Penyrheol, Pontardulais; 3, T. Evans. Ammanford. ATHLETIC EVENTS. High jump.—1, George D. Morris, Council Schools, Pontardulais; 2, D. C. Mathias, Grovesend. Walking race (amateurs residing residing wit-hin five miles of Pontlliw).—1, Willie Cole, Pontardulais 2, D. Price, Grovesend 3, D. Jones, Clydach. Tradesman's turn-out.—1, T. Mathias, Pontardulais 2, J. J. Yound, Crosshands. Farmer's turn-out.-I, H. W. Thomas, Benallt; 2, W. R. C. Thomas, Dolgoy. Tandem.—1 and 2, Joseph Harris. Fforest- fach. JUMPING (OPEN). Best jumper.-l, D. James, Pontyberem 2, W. R. C. Thomas, Dolgoy. TROTTING (OPEN). One mile for cobs under 15 hands.-l, G. Lewis, Cwmtrubit; 2, E. R. Evans, Pontar dulais. One mile for ponies under 13 hands.—1, R. Lewis, Rhydyfro; 2, H. Morris, Mumbles. One mile galloping race.—No entry. POULTRY. Best cock or hen (Minorcos, leghorns or Andalusians).—1, W. A. Jones, Clydach. Cock or hen (Orpingtons, Plymouth, rocks, wyandottes).—1, Colwyn Morgan^ Llaneily 2, W. O. Jones, Clydach; 3, R. Clement, Teilo-row. Game.—1, D. Lewis, Fforestfach; 2, W. J. T. D. Lleweln. I Mangolds.—1, D. Jones, Wernfawr; 2, W. Phillips, Cefn, Velindre. Swedes.—1, W. Phillips, Cefn, Velindre; 2, Ditto. Turnips.—1, W. Phillips,( Cefn, Velindre; 2, Ditto. Vegetables.—1, Tom Rosser, Pontlliw; 2, R. Evans. Buck Inn, Pontlliw. Butter making.—1, Mrs. Williams, Panty- ffynon Farm; 2, Mrs. Harris, Llwynadaw; 3, Mrs. Walters, Glanlliw. Bread making.-l, Mrs. Evans, Pentwyn 2, Mrs. Rosser, Pontlliw; 3, Mrs. Jones, Pontlliw. TURN-OUTS (OPEN). Single harness, any height.-l, Tom Mathias, Pontardulais; 2, W. R. C. Thomas, Dolgoy. Not exceeding 14 hands.-l, J. J. Work- man, Porthyrhyd; 2, Henry Jonee, Pontar- dolais.
BRISTOL CHANNEL YACHT CLUB Lord Jersey Opens New Head- 1 quarters. The handsome new premises of the Bris- tol Channel Yacht. Club, which are such a feature of the Bay at Southend, Mumbles, were formally opened on Thursday bv the F-arl of Osffsey, who was accompanied by Lord Villiers, in tho presence of a large and select company of members and invited guests. Invitations had been issued by the Commodore (the Earl of Dunraven), the flag officers and committee of the club, and, aid- ed by the fme weather, the "At Home" was a distinct social success. Those present in- eluded Ladv Swansea and the Misses Vivian, Hon. Odo Vivian, Mr. Graham Vivian, Mrs. Picton Tnrbervill, Miss Dixon, Mr. and Mrs. John White, Miss Dillwvn, CaptL W. M. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Richards, Mr. and Mrs. John Glasbrook, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Morris, Dr. and Mrs. Brook, Mr. and Mrs. Wyrill, Mr. Islay Young, and the Misses Young, Colonel and Mrs. Wright, Rev. and Mrs. Harold Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Rice Evans, f-ir John Jones Jenkins, and Miss Elaine Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. Thornton An- drews, Mr. and Mrs. Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. Glendenning Moxham, Mr. and Mrs. Trub- shaw, Father Gwvdr, Mr., Mrs. and Mis.s Aeron Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Schenk, Captain and Mrs. Colquhoun, Capt. Lindsay, Lieut.-Col. W. M. Jones, Mr. Percy and Mr. Martin Player, Dr., Mrs. and the Misses Arthur Davies, Dr. and Mrs. T. D. Griffiths, Mr. Frank Bovce, and about 200 others. THE OPENING CEREMONY. Lord Jersey motored from Swansea, ac- companied by Lord Villiers, and immediately on his arrival broke the club burgee, amidst applause, being pre&cnted with a paper weight, suitably inscribed, by Mr. Roger Beck. On the termination of this cere mony he formally opened the premises JP,th a gold key, and a club-house was thrown open to the large number of visitors. L' rd Jersey made some appropriate remarks in so doing, but owing to the crush his utter- anca?' were somewhat inaudible. During the afternoon the building was thoroughly in- spected by those present, a reception being heid by the flag-officers of the committee. It was a matter for regret that Lord Dunraven, the commodore, was unable to be present. NEW BUILDINGS DESCRIBED. The architect is Mr. Glendmning Mox- ham, Swansea, and the builders Messrs. Eennett Brothers. A good deal of blasting was necessary on the site, 4,000 tons of rock being removed without a single pane of glass being broken. Approached by a wide flight of steps, there is an entrance hal! or flight of steps, there is an entrance haP or lounge, with staircase and gallery, laid with pitcllpine parquet floor, walls papered rich re dto picture rail, the tops being half- timbered with white panels. Ceilings are panelled. The staircase is oi dull polished Spanish mahogany. The smoke-room is 34 feet by 13 feet, and contains a handsome oak fireplace. The dining-room has an (.c. tagonal bay forming a tower. The kit- chens are fitted with latest improvements, and on the first floor is a biiifard-reom, card room, and library. Five bedrooms are provided for the members, and servants' offices are also on this floor. There are spa- cious baths and lavatories. It may be ad- ded that the gold key used to perform the ceremony was supplied by Mr. W. Williams. Castle-street, and bears the inscription: "Presented to the Right FIon. the Earl of Jersey on the occasion of the opening of the new Club, Mumbles, by the architect, Mr. Glendinning Moxham, August 4th. 1504 SHORT HISTORY OF CLUB. The Bristol Channel Yacht Club was es- tablished on February 24th, 1875. The first Commodore was the late Lord Swansea. The present Commodore is the Right Hon. the Earl of Dunraven, whose name is so well known in yachting circles, and who en three occasions tried to win back the America Cup. The number of members in 1875 was 127, and the officers were the late Mr. C. R. M. Talbot, owner of the Lvnx; Sir J. A. Morris, Sir Bruce Chichester, Col. Stuart, Mr. W. Graham Vivian, and Mr. Henry Crawshay. To-day the total mem- bership amounts to 2.30. For a great number of yea-rs 'he members have been housed at Southend, in leasehold premises, but it was felt that the require- ments of the club had outgrown +hp some- what limited accorm oration and it was I rartiiily due to the effort? ofi^fho cst«c*r.t«d- hon. secretary (Mr. F. G. Andrews) that the funds refjuirs^ xcr th-r- rr op- tion and equipment of thj vrw .1 he ndsorne structure were collected The site is freehold, and the whole of the money, amounting to £ 4,500, has been sub- scribed by the members. Mr. Roger Beck, a trustee for many years, has been thG mainstay of the club and when it wis sug- gested that a new club house was required, he very generously came forward by sub- scribing a thousand guineas, and Messrs Isaac and David Glasbrook also donated 600 and 500 guineas respectively. During many years since 1875 the original idea of the gentlemen who started the°chib has been carefully carried out-that is to say, yacht racing and sailing. Regular re- gattas have been held, and in the year 1896 his Majesty's yacht Britannia, together v'rth the Emperor of Germany's yacht the Meteor, Seuled in Swansea Bay for a 10-3 guinea cup, which was won by that famous boat, the Ailsa. The club is essentially successful from a social point of view, and i^ includes amongst its members the Earl of Dunraven (Com- modore), the Earl of .Jersey (who opened ihe new Club-bouse on Thursday), Lord Villiers, Sir John Llewelyn, Dart., Sir Geo Newnes, Bart., M.P., Sir Robert Morris, Bart., Sir John Jones Jenkins, Sir Griffith Thomas, Mr. James Coats, the Hon. George Keppel, and many influential men in the county. We may also add -hat the late H.R.H. the Duke of Teck was also a. mem- ber, and he used the club frequently when in this neighbourhood.
Swansea Police Court. Before Messrs. J. R. Leaver, S. Goldberg, and J. Rosser. BAD LANGUAGE. Sarah Gur.tcr. 199, Neath-road, was fined 7s. 6d. or five days for using obscene lan- guage. WIFE DOESN'T APPEAR. Dennis Sullivan, 9. Railway-terrace. Lan- dore, was summoned for wounding his wife, Margaret. Complainant didn't appear, and the case was remanded for a week, nail being allowed. BATHING IN THE CANAL. Frederick Raisev. 68, Llangyfelach-street, John Morgan, 94, 'Cwm Level-road; Thomas Smith, 26, Dinas-street, and Robert Owens, I a 1ad, were each fined 2s. 6d. for bathing in the canal without a proper covering. 0 TRAMWAY "BEANO." An hour's extension was granted to the landlord of the new Oxford Hotel, Swansea, for this (Thursday) evening, where a supper in connection with the workmen on the new tramways is to be held. GLASSES AND PANES. Winifred Morris, married, 2, Mitchell's- row, caused an obstruction by being obstre- perous in Grove-street, and paid 7s. Gd. cr 5 days. Maria Rees, 33, Earl-street, damaged Annie Elizabeth Williams' window g'ass to the extent of 5s She was fined ]s. and [ costs and 5s. damages. UNLICENSED DOG. Jas. Thomas, 1, Castle Walls, labourer, kept a dog without a license, and paid 7s. 6d. for the folly. FROM DYFATTY STREET. Catherine Beresford, Dyfatty-street, mar- ried, was said to have assaulted Elizabeth Watkins. AdjQmrned for a week for fit- nesses. FOR NINE YEARS. Brinley Sand brook, a little lad of 7, was, on the application of Inspector Pearse, N.S.P.C.C., sent to the Industrial Sd ooJ till he was 16. The boy's mother, it was stated, is a confirmed drunkard, and the boy doesn't know who his father is. He has no fixed abode.
At the- Swansea Metal Exchange on Tuesday makers in the finished iron and steel trades quoted full prices, without any shading in sympathy, with bettor prospects in tinplates. Quotations: Welsh bars. £ o; sheets ircn, £ 7 15s. steel rails, heavy, JM 10s. light, E5 10s. steel sheets' £ 7 12s. 6d.; Bessemer steel tinplate bars, JM 5s.; Siemens, P,4 7s. 6d. teines (double box), 22s. big galvanised sheets, JBS 15s. English lead, JEI2; Spanish, JS11 15s. cash; Spelter, E22 5s.; iron ore rubio, 13s. 9d.
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Rhyl National Entries. The general secretaries announce that up- wards of forty choirs have entered for the five choral competitions at Hhyl National Eisteddfod next month, and there are over 100 entries in the other musical competi- tions. In the literary department there are up- wards of 400 entries, and in the arts section the number of competitors exceeds 6,000.
King and Llanwrtyd Industries. During the visit of his Majesty Rincr Edward to the Elan Valley, after his stay at Swansea, he graciously accepted from Messrs. Enoch Roberts and Sons, Cambrian Woollcn Mills, Llanwrtyd Wells, a suit- length of tweed, manufactured on purely Welsh lines. The weaving and pattern were in the Welsh style, while every ounce of wool was carcfully chosen from farms in North Breconshire and Radnor, where the best Welsh breeds of sheep are kept. so that the finished stuff was a distinctly Welsh product. Its presentation was effected by Sir Powlett t Millbank, Lord Lieutenant of the county I (who acted on behalf of the Breconshire Branch of the Welsh Industries Association), and in an acknowledgment which Lord Knollys has just sent, he states that the King "is much pleased with the tweed sent him, and he purposes to have it at once made up. His ?»xajesty likes the material, and thinks that the manubcture of it reflects great credit on Wales." This is the first time ,o that the King has accepted such a thing from Mid-Wales, and it is to be hoped that the example will lead to Welsh tweeds and such textile products being better known and appreciated, particularly among Welshmen themselves.
Krug'er's Last Words. Cape Town, Tuesday.—An interesting let- ter has been received in Cape Town from Dr. Myller, who attended ex-President Kruger on his death-bed. He says that shortly before the end the dying statesman declared: "I no lenger hato the English. It is a pity there was war, but everything, I believe, will ccme right in the end."—-("Daily Telegraph.)
Over-crowding- at the Cray. The SanHary Inspector of the Brecon Rural District Council reported on Wediies- day that in consequence cf a report hrrung reached him of overcrowding at the Cray Waterworks, he made a house to house in- speciion. After this he made a night in- spection, and found the complaint well- founded to a large extent. The worst offenders, he said, were the owners of the Swansea Corporation huts, but there were eases also in the Corporation huts themselves. In one outside hut, he was unable to obtain admission, but he counted the sleepers. There were 23 men lying on mattresses in the kitchen, and 12 lying on tables, etc., or on the floor, and in the scul- lery 5 or 6 reposing on some sort of mat- tress oli the floor. At Blaencray Farm he found three men lying in a pigstye, and 25 in various parts of a caitleshed, for which privilege" they paid the tenant 2d. each per night. The Corporation huts were fairly well built, properly drained and supplied with water. The inspector added it was clear that fur- ther accommodation was necessary or else s:>rlous hardship would devolve upon the workers, and the present state of things was insanitary and indc-cent. The inspector was instructed to take pro- ceedings against the worst offenders.
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Jowett in the Field. A correspondent of the "Sportsman" in the Antipodes, dealing with the British Kugby team's defeat of New South Wales, t>y 29 points to 6, remarks tnat the visitor. playr was not so good as usual. L He, however, makes a st-atcment of parti- cular interest to Swanseaites, and that is, that "Jowett was in good form. All will be pleased to hear this.
British Expedition in Tibet, Chaksam Ferry (\ia &yantse, August 1).— The force is at present cro??H1S the Sanpo, a task attended by much difficulty. sad accident occurred, in which Major Brether- ton, chief supply and transport officer, and two Sepoys were drowned. Two Sepcys and Captain Frank Moore, who wer3 also in the water, had a most narrow escape. The loss of Major Bretherton is ir- reparable. It is largely owing to his activity and ability that the force has been able to advance so far. A letter has been received from the Dalai Lama acknowledging our communications, and asking us to await bis reply here. Col- onel Younghusband replied that we would be here for two or three days, and would re- here for two or three days, and would re- ceive his delegates.—Reuter. Simla, Tuesday.—According to intelligence from the force in Tibet, one company of mounted infantry and seven companies of infantry had crossed the Sanpo River by nightfall on the 25th. The river rose one foot on the 26th. It is believed here that Lhasa will be rt-ached to-morrow.-Reuter.
BARMAID SUES HER UNCLE. Damages for a Personal Assault At Ystrad County Court on Tuesday (be- fore Judge Williams), Miss Ruby Jones, Rutland Arms, Swansea, late of Ystrad I Rhondda, brought an action against her uncle, Mr. Hugh Jones, Castle Hotel, Tre- herbert, to recover C25 damages for alleged personal injuries. Mr. R. T. Leyson, solici- tor, Swansea., supported the claim, and Mr. Hugh Jones (instructed by Mr. D. W. Jones, I Pentre) defended. Mr. Leyson said that plaintiff was 17 years of age and went to assist at the Castle in consequence of her aunt's illness. Defen- dant had "some words" with his wife on the 14th of May and was assaulting her when plaintiff tried to prevent him. She was I struck three violent blows in the faoe, which disfigured her and necessitated her being at- tended by a doctor. GVGCS-examined, Miss Jones said defen- dant would have half-murdered them had she not called out "murder" through the window so as to secure assistance. Defen- dant was under the influence of drink that nifht, and did not know what he was doing. Defendant accused plaintiff of being the aggressor, and accounted for her injuries by saying that she fell against the bed. His Honour, in giving judgment for the plaintiff for £ 15 with costs on the higher scale, commented upon defendant's action and pointed out that girls at public-house bars had cmite enough to put up with from other people without being subjected to this sort of annoyance.
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I SIDES WITH CHAMBERLAIN. Striking Letter by Rosebery. Lord Rosebery writes to Wednesday s "Times" as follows:- "Cnder eertam limitations to be stated in this letter, I welcome Mr. Chamberlain's proposal of a Colonial conference, to con- sider whether fiscal union be practicable, though it cannot be described as particularly startling, for Colomai conference is the one sure base of Imperial union. The only wonder with me is that the proposal was not made long ago. "Had it been made in May, 1505, the Conservative party would ha\e been pre- served intact, much opposition would have been silenced, and, what is infinitely more important, the Empire ouB not have been flung into she arena of party. The country would not then have been told that the country was turning its back on an offer which we are now officially informed has never been made. The very avoidance up to now of this obvious suggestion has been cno of the main caufces which have tended to throw doubt on the genuinen-jss of the policy, and to associate-it rather with party exigencies than Imperial ideals. "The proposal of a conference should in fine have been the base and starting point, not an afterthought. "But, wr, if a conference is to bo sum- moned, we must remember that it is a two- edged instrument, for if it be abortive it may do much more harm than good. If the delegates assemble in the expectation that Great Britain is prepared to tax or narrow its supplies of food, it is very likely to lead to disappointment and to reaction. Nor, indeed, can it do good unless it be desired by the outer Britains as well as by the home country. It would, indeed, be best that they should signify an anxiety for such a conference before jt be summoned. "Further, there should be a clear basis for the conference, drawn up in conjunc- tion with the Colonies, a basis agreed to by both parties. And, lastly, the British re presentatives should not be merely partisan or official, but møn of national weight. "Even under these conditions, a confer- ence, it is obvious, cannot undo the evil of the last 14 months, but with the suggested safeguards it should bring the controversy to a practical issue. Only let me repeat my firm conviction that, unless it be desired by the Colonies, and assembled on a plain basis arranged beforehand, and freed from party taint, it may do more harm than good."
MONDAY'S EISTEDDFOD. Randegger Explains his Award. Interviewed in London regarding the scene at the conclusion of the award at Monday's male voice contest at Swansea, Signor Ran- degger said — "Some people were disappointed, but others were not; and while the one 'booed' tne other cheered. No doubt both thought that they were justified, and when one fills a public position, as I did, one cannot ex- pec, everybody to agree with him. I asked those who disagreed with me if thev were able to jucige of a performance in which they took part. Could those singing in the choir put their judgment against mine, when I was at a distance for the purpose of judging, and when I had 50 years of experience? I told them they could not do it. I judged from the artistic point of view, and the reason why they had a professional adjudicator there was that this should be done. "Welshmen ore very excitable and emo- tional." the professor went on. "And the choir that made the greatest effort some thought 1 were deserving of the prise. Now i give the prize to the most artistic party On Monday the performances were magnift cent, but that which some of the peopit thought should have the prize, however, cx- aggerated. The effect, I admit, was tre- mendous. It was a stb'ring performance. It stirred me. But it was not. artistic, and the effect was obtained by exaggerated means. Now I, as a musician/could not give the prize for such singing. It is not for the standard of effect upon the public that an adjudication goes, or should go. The adjudi cator, a musician, must have a different stan- dard to that, or else the committee might just give the prize to those who get the most applausp. Such a judgment would be wrong in 99 cases out of a hundred. "Then you think the performances on Monday were good?" "More than that, they were superb re- plied the profesior. "It was a very difficult thing to decide. It was absolutely impossible to do so in the general effect. The perform- ances could not only be judged by comparison, taking points here and points there; and therefore no one was able to judge, or would be able tg decide the question, hire a special- ist pay trig special attention to the matter. An individual singer in the choir could not judge." "lou hold the most artistic performance gained the prize?" "That is so," replied Professor Randegger. "Had I had time I intended to have read some remarks made by Sir Edward Elgar at Morecambe on the evils of exaggeration. I acted on the advice Sir Edward gave, and I am sure had he been the adjudicator he would have acted in the same way as I did. It people do not know what is artistic, and exaggerate, why they must learn. And if thev do not learn they will never be any- thing. But with it all I was delighted with my visit. I enjoyed myself enormously. In fact, it was to me like a Royal progress, and 1 am delighted," said the professor as the interview terminated. < A
"Sunday" at the Grand. At the Swansea Grand Theatre next week will be produced the play "Sunday." The title of the piece is the name given to a frank, true-hearted girl, because she bas born on a Sunday. Left to their guardian- ship when a baby by a dying chum, Sunday has been brought up by four sturdy iien in the wilds of Western America; her Inight- ness and affection ha.ving lightened their toils and anxieties. When the play opens Sunday has become an adult, and honest Towser, Davy, Lively, and Jacky lament the fact that she has had no other instruc- tors than themselves. They wish to send her to a convent school, but cannot benr the thought of the temporary absence from them this will envolve. The matter is settled in altogether an unexpected way. Sunday has listened to the specious addresses of a ycung Englishman, Arthur Brinthorpe, a heartless scoundrel, who proposes elopement. The girl looks forward with delight to becoming his wife; but this is not wha^ he means, He does not hesitate to tell her so, where- upon Sunday shrinks from him. While brutally attempting to kiss her, Arthur is shot dead by Jacky, who enters at the mo- ment. In the next act Sunday is in England with her kindly aunt, Mrs. Naresby. She meets Colonel Henry Brinthorpe, who is altogether opposite in character to his deceased brt ther Arthur. The two arc drawn together, when the mystery of Arthur's disappearance (which Sunday and Jacky had resolved to keep secret), begins to be enquired into by the family. Suspicion that she knows some- of Arthur, gradually closes round Sunday, particularly when she declares that she must immediately return to America, and (annot wed the Colonel, because there is a nan between them. Sunday goes back to her old life with her faithful guardians, but the Colonel fellows her. Then Sunday nerves herself to relate the tragedy that has so long weighed upon her mind. Jacky also confesses, and ex- claims in justification "The fellow simply couldn't live." 'Sunday, however, still holding off from the Colonel, would bid him farewell for a sad final parting, but he, re- cognising that the death of his worthless brother was not given by Sunday's hard, nor even by her will or intention, lakes her to his heart; and with this simple, fender, touch, the play ends.
An advertisement in ahotner column an- nounces a two days' bazaar at the Church Hall, Port Eynon, Gower, next Tuesday and Wednesday. The object is to augment the Church funds, and all who are acquainted with the excellent work done since the Rev. David Price's advent to the parish, will ac- knowledge that the event deserves the warmest encouragement. Mrs. Helme, Hill End, will perform the opening ceremony on 1:e Tuesday, and Mrs. Gordon, Penclawdd, on Wednesday. Brakes will run from the Jeffries Arms, Swansea, daily.
MORRISTON MEMS. Although deprived of a properly-laid-ont park, Morriston children appear to enjoy themselves to the full at the beautiful na- tural park at the Clasemont Woods. That friendly North Walian who expends his fortune and enjoys his old age by send- ing cheques to hard-working Cainivistic Me- thodist Churches, has just forwarded the folk of Nazareth Church the sum of £100. This makes £600 Nazareth has received from this philanthropist-a gentleman who rigidly en- forces the condition that the donor shall be "Anon." It is stated also that Bethania Chapel has received £150 from this source. After complete renovation Tabernacle Chapel will open its doors to worshippers on the last Sunday of next month. The Tabernacle people evidently intend to cele- brate the august event to the utmost as special services in honour of the re-opening are to be preached on two succeeding Sab- baths. Stars in the Welsh Congregational world are to preach. Libanus Chapel, Ebbw Yale, has treated our new minister, the Rev. Richard F. Jones, V0-"y liberally. Befone he had an oppor- tunity of preaching he was given a month's holiday—and a cheque. Accordingly he preached to the Tabernacle congregation on Sunday morning last and delighted the con- gregation with a very eloquent sermon. Un- doubtedly he is a "coming" man. In the evening a Morriston student, Mr. J. T. Davies, son of "Bathfab," preached very well. He is at Oxford. Morriston was singularly devoid of attrac- tion last Monday. Everybody was on holi- day bent, but an enjoyable day could not be ootamed at home. We have had sports on this day in the past there were none on Monday, and the almost inevitable eistedd- was time organised (with Morris- on assistance) at Swansea. Consequently the cars were laden with holiday-makers throughout the day. There was a rush for the excursions, and quite a procession of brakes took parties to Gower and elsewhere. Aorriston "dumped" most of its people at Swansea. Rev. Williams, of Caer Gybi, North Wales, a former Clydach resident, preached stirring sermons in lieu of the Rev. J. Gimblett at Zion Church on Sunday, and at Ainon Church anniversary services in the after- noon. Morriston was deprived of the chance last Sunday of hearing its successful Baptist minister, Rev. WT. Thomas Francis, of Aber- duar Church, Llanbyther. His wife, who was indisposed at Llandrindod, became seri- ousJy ill, and Mr. Francis had perforce to remain with her on Sunday. It was very disappointing to Morristonians and perplex- ing to the Ainon Church, but the difficulty was stemmed successfully. Morrnton United engaged in two quoit- ing fixtures last week end—playing LJan- samiet "away" on Saturday and receiving a visit on Bank Holiday from formidable Ebbw Vale. In both engagements Morriston won very satisfactorily. Llansamlet cut up badly and lost by 62 points. The United only failed to score the maximum total by one point—Will Joseph, the oniy defeated ua-ristoiimn, losing to young Matt Wal- ers by 20 to 21. Joe Davies, who came 111 the team vice his campinc captain, was the easiest winner, beating Thomas Evans j Sff'!n marks. On Monday the Mon- mboutshire League men were beaten by 53 points, viz., 156 to 123. J. H. William/and Tom Ayres lost in the home eight, the for- mer by only two, and Will Joseph and Dai Edwards defeated Windsor James and W. Knapman by 17 and 15 points respectievly. Knap Llwyd cricketers won an important match in the Junior Cricket League at Dany- graig. The Danygraig lads happen to head the League along with Bryn, and losing the gamo Jar;t Saturday would have meant to Knap Llwyd losing all further prospect of .wrestling for the premier position. The team oeat the present top eleven at Morris- ton by nine runs, and after a very exciting tussle won again on Saturday by two less. Going to the wicket first Knap put on the moderate total of 36, W. John chiefly contri- buting with a dozen. J. Turney was a most difficult bowler to play and he captured eignt wickets for twenty-three runs. Dany- graig following, made a poor show and were aJ1 out for 29. James Edwards bowled six mcn for a total of 15, ami Harry Griffiths secured the other four wickets for a dozen ¡ rans. Knap. Llwyd s double success against the prospective champions should incent the team to secure the position in the contest they so apparently merit. Bath Excelsior F. C. held a successful annual meeting at the Crown Inn on Satur- day evening when officers were elected for the coming season, and the League medals won by the Excels., as runners-up to Mynydd- bach, were presented to the players. Office oearers elected were: Captain, Mr. Da.vid Davies; vice-captain, Mr. Harry Sladden; treasurer, Air. David Davies and secretary, Mr Theo Evans, 15, Temnle-terrace, Mor- r'.ston The usual committee was also elected. The trophies were presented the Players by Mr. Richard Buckland (chairman, Swansea District League). Without a little lb luck the team might have been champions S faSOn" Ih<; socrf'tary's report was most ahsfying—a balance in hand of £ 2 Is. 3d and the following enviable record • Plaved' ^ains? "TT ?' ]°St 1 P°ints for 224,' ..gainst 34. Total receipts were £ 43 16s 9d.; exp-enditure, £41 158. 6d., including if, travelling expenses and £ 8 for °' 6 t00'ba" fieU' Most
PONTARDULAIS. Special choral services were held at St. Teilo's and St. Michael's, Pontardulais, on Sunday last. The special preacher was the Rev. R D. Rees, L.D., Gorseinon. Special offertories were made at all the services to- wards the choir outing expense. A competitive concert was held on Satur- day at Capel Newydd, Pontardulais. Re- sults —Solo for children: 1st prize, Miss Maggie Davies, Llaneily; 2nd, Miss'laKzie Davies, Llaneily. Soprano solo, "Y Wiad Well Miss Maria Jones. Bas solo, divided between Mr. Dan Davies, Pontardulais and Mr. J. Jones, Llaneily. Recitation (cpen), 1st prize, Miss Claudia Hopkins, Llangen- nech; 2nd, Miss Lizzie Davies, Llaneily Tenor solo, 1st prize, W. T. Rees (Eos Du- lais), Pontardulais; 2nd, Mr. Samuel Jen- kins, Llaneily. Champion solo, 1st prize, Mr. J. Burry Morse 2nd, Miss M. Thomas, Tyrdail, Ammanford. Pontardulais brought off another splendid win on Saturday, by defeating Swansea Old Boys by 23. J. Mort was top scorer for the visitors, with six to his credit. The others did little against the good bowling of Sam and Tom Davies. Jack Williams. Dr. Isaac and E. J. Davies batted splendidly for the homesters. LLANGENNECH v. MR. r CLARKE'S TEAM (PONTARDULAIS). Played at Llangennech on Tuesday. Scores: Llangennech.—H. T. Harry, run cut 4; T. Williams, run out, 3 T. Williams, run out, 7; H. Charles, b Sam Davies, 2: J. Rees, c and b Jack Williams, 1; W. Tho- mas, c and b Jack Williams, 1; L. Davies, b Sam Davies, 4: D. Lewis, c and b Jack Williams, 0; G. Harry, lbw, b Sam Davies, 0; E. Bowen, not out, 0; extras, 0; total, 23.. Pontardulais. E. J. Davies, b W. Tho- mas, 29; Jack Williams, b Thomas, 28; Lute Jones, c Harry, b Thomas, 0: L Davies, b Harry, 2; D. Powell, b Harry, 0; G. Killa, b Bowen, 2: G. D. Morris, b Thomas, 8; J. Hughes, b Thomas, 9; E. Ellis, b Powell, 7; B. Griffiths, b Pewell, 0; E. J. Clarke, not out, 0; Extras, 3: total, 88.
At Neath on Wednesday, before the Mayor and Mr. Hopkin Jones, George Dick- son (40), no fixed abode, was brought up in custody charged with stealing six pairs of trousers from outside the shop of Mr. T. H. Hawkins, 11, Green-street, Neath, on Tues- day afternoon. He was arrested by P.C. Evans (10;. The Bench sent him to prison for a month with hard labour.
• > Swansea Lifeboat Fund Gifts. Swansea Lifeboat Fund Committjc^ through the Secretary, Councillor H. G. Soloman, acknowledge the following gifts in money and kind for the fund —Sir Griffith Thomas, 21s. Messrs. E. T. Aguis, 10s. txL; Mr. T. H. Jones, 10s. 6d. Mr. J- D. Lcd- wig, 10s. 6d. Mr. J. Lewis, Strand, 10s. 6d. Mr. J. Pendry, 10s. 6d. Rev. Talbot Rice, 10s. 6d. Mr. R. Lewis, 10s. 6d. Miss M. E. Brock, 10s. 6d. Dr. Humphreys, P,2 2s.; Mr. Geo. E. Cook, 10s. 6d.; Mr. A. F. Edt8u, 21s. Admiral Lyons, 10s. 6d.; Mr. J.wr. Davies, 10s. 6d. Col. Wright, 10s. 6d. Earl Jersey, 20s. Mr. Carl Lan- ger, 21s. Lewis G. Lewis, 10s. 6d. Mrs. Mrs. Picton Turbcrvill, E2 2s. Capt. Wales, 21s.; Mr. Herbert Lloyd, 21s. Sir J. J. Jenkins, 10s. 6d. Mr. Wilson Paton, 10s. 6d. Duke of Beaufort, 21s. ) Iessrs. Evans Bros., 10s. 6d.; Messrs. Chas. Calder and Co., 21s. Coun. J. H. Lee, 10s. 6d.; Miss Talbot, JB2; Mr. Geo. Rowe, 19s. 6d.; Sir Geo. Newnes, C2 2s. Mr. F. Edwards, J.P., 10s. 6d. Mr. W. Lewis, J.P., 10s. 6d. Swansea Cricket Club, per Mr. Farr, £ 10; Mrs. Evan Jenkins, 10s. 6d. Hancock's Brewery employes, 9s.—(the above per Sir Griffith Thomas). Donations to flower stall: Sir Geo. Newnes, 10s. 6d. Sir J. J. Jenkins 19s. Mrs. Turbcrvill, 10s. Mr. J. Dyer, J.P., 10s. Messrs. Mills, English and Co., 10s. 6d. Mrs. Dr. Griffiths, Miss Dillwyn, 5s. Mr. Tregoning, 5s. Mr. Joseph Hall, J.P., 5s. Mr. Ivor Williams, 5s. Mr. Lewis, 5s. Mrs. Twoeney, 5s. sums in der 5s., 33s. 6d. (per Mrs. Sandry). Gift cf flowers Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn. Lady Lyons, Col. Morgan, Aid. Spring, Mrs. Titid Thomas, Mrs. Barron, Mrs. G. Dixon (Liverpool), Mrs. J. H. Rosser, Mrs. Tntton, Mrs. D. A. Davies, Mrs. Harrison, Mrs. Mardy (Swin- don), Mr. T. Couch, Mr. Harry Nott, Mr. Artbur Williams, Mr. Tom Harrison, Mrs. 10 Boulanger, Mr. Watson, Mr. Kitlev, Mr. H. Parson, Mr. Puddicombe, Mr. Batenp, Mr. Kirk, Mr. Brinley Bowen, Mr. W. A. Jenkins, 10s. 6d. Mr. Margrave, ICs. Councillor B. Thomas, 5s. Owen Harris (Harris Bros.), 21s. Mr. Geo. Mayou (Wor- thington and Co.), 21s.: Mr. D. Treharne, 5s. sums under 5s., 25s. 6d. (per Mrs. Jacob Jenkins). Gift of cake, etc. D. Jones, Dickinson and Co., R. E. Jones, Ltd., Mr. S. Palmer, Mr. Howell (Grosvenor), MessrS. Taylor and Co., Mr. James Rees, Mrs. J. Phillips, Miss Nott, Mrs. Ahsolum, Mr. S. B. Sketch, Mr. Emanuel Thomas, lemonade, etc. Mrs. Picton Tnrbervill, ham and cakes; Mr. D. Roberts, tea; Mrs. M. Webborn, meat; Mr. Meredith, pastry; Mrs. Evan Jenkins, pastry Messrs. Weaver and Co., loan of six horses; Messrs. C'crker and Bevan, loan of horse and cart; Mr. Courtney and Police Band, for rervices; Swansea Tramway Co. (per Mr. D. James), for the use of Pier. Per Mrs. H. D. Wil- liams, Morriston: Mrs. R. G. Edwards, 10s. 6d. sums under 5s., £ 1 12s. Messrs. R. E. Jones, Ltd., pastry; Mr. T. James, but- ter Mr. C. H. Quant, bread; Mrs. Chap- pell, bread per Mrs. W. C. Jenkins, cash sums under 5s., 19s. lid. Mrs. Price, but- ter; Miss Irene Rees, bread; Mrs. Evans, bread; Mrs. D. Evans, bread; Mrs. Col- lett, butter; Mr. R. Robinson, butter; Mrs. Morton, bread.
Charges against the Swansea Police. At Swansea on Wednesday, Wm. White, haulier, Strand, was summoned for having been drunk and disorderly in Richardson- street, and with assaulting P.C. Williams. Mr. Thompson defended. The officer said when taken into custody defendant became violent and kicked him. He (the officer) had been attended to by a doctor. In reply to Mr. Thompson, witness ad- mitted that defendant had been dismissed on a previous charge, but denied that he had any ill-feeling against the man or desire to "get his own back." Charles Coleman, watchman, saw the constable and defendant struggling on the ground. When they got up defendant walked away quietly with the policeman. Continuing, witness stated that defendant said to him, "Watchman, you can see this!" He saw White dragged across the road for about fifteen yards. He heard him say, "Oh, let me have my pipe and cap," and the policeman wouldn't let him. Mr. Thompson: Did it strike you defend- ant was to blame? Witness I don't think he wa^ sir. For the defence Mr. Thompson said White was an old client of his, and had a good re- putation for years in Swansea. He pointed out that on a previous occasion in that court, though the line of defence was that the police had exceeded their duty, ¡;.t.íI! the case was dismissed.. If the impression pro- duced on the mind of the witness Colenan was correct, then an "abominable outrage" had been committed. Defendant said he- had lived in Swatsea all his life, and, till recently, had never been in any trouble with the police. Ihat night he saw the poticeman take notes, and said "Good night." The officer replied, "I hain't finished with you yet," and struck him four times with his fist. Mr. Thompson: Had you done anything before he struck you? Defendant: No; I asked him what wag the matter. He threw you on the ground?—Yes, threw me on the ground three times. I said to the policeman, "Remember, yon're not alone," and called on the watchman to witness it. I kept crying out, "For God's sake, let me go; don't kill mef The watchman must have heard that. Continuing, defendant said his clothes were ripped all to pieces. He was the big-, pest wreck ever seen! When allowed to get up he walked quietly with the police- man. He denied having kicked the officer. He did not know Coleman, but would have called him as a witness if the proseention hadn't. Inspector Gill said there were three pre- vious convictions against defendant. He had known defendant for 30 years. He had formerly been a well-conducted man and prosperous in business, so long as he kept from the diink. Recently he had given way to drink, and when under its in Cuence had a viobnt temper. The magistrates considered that an as- sault had be?-n committed, and fined defend- ant 40s. and costs, or a month.
Swansea Football Club's Fixtures The Swansea Football Club meets on Fri- day at the Shaftesbury Hall, to select officers for the forthcoming football- season, and transact general business connected there- with. The fixture list for the season is now available, and we append it below: SWANSEA. Sept. 17.—District League home, home. Oct. Neath bonM. 8.—Gloucester; away. „ 15.—Llaneily away. „ 22.-Cardiff home. >> 29.—Aberavon home. Nov. 5.-Ne\vport away. 12.-Devonport A. away. 14.-Plymouth away. 19.-Leicester home. 26.-Cardiff away. Dec. 10.—Newport home. 17.—Neath away. „ 24. —Wataonians homa „ 26.-Jedforest home. 3L-Aberavon away. Jan. 7.-Bristol home, 21.—Llaneily home, 28.—Newport .— away. Feb. 11.—Cardiff home. 18.—Leicester away. 25.-Devonport A. home., March 4.-Newport homo. 18.—Neath away, 25.—Cardiff home. April 1.—Stade Francais home., 8.-Gloucester home. 15.—Bristol away, „ 22.—Barbarians home. 24.—Belfast C home. The novelties on the list are Jedforest, at Swansea on December 26th, vice Rockcliffe, whose displays have been uniformly wretched even for Boxing Day matches. Stade Fran- cais again visit Swansea on April 1st, and doubtless the entente cordiale will receive an added local impetus. Plymouth are again encountered on Novi ember 14th, after the Devon Albion match, and with 31 excellent games in prospect no- body can gainsay the fact that the Swansea club has a hard and arduous task in front. ———————————y Printed and Publistied ror the "South Walei Post" Newspaper Company, Ltd., by DA VIlt DA VIES. at the OfSoes of the "South Wales Daily Poet," 211, Higto* street. awsonk