IRZONIS FALL. ¡ A P',F with Kitchener End?. Resignation Tendered to the King Two 1;1' a. Office has issued an official in- ii.r»a;.toi: lat the resignation of the GO-fer- jjor-Oer'-c.ilship of India by Lord Curzon of Kedie.rm bus been accepted by tha King, who 'v-ts- i-3eji pleased to approve of the ap- oointrjier.r of the Earl of Minto, G.C.M.G., lute Gov* -nor-General of Canada, to bs Ck'vcn f .jenera! of India. STOKY OF THE CRISIS: CURZON'S L;' WITH MR BRODRICK. I So U ig-impending crisis has conic to a head at length. Receatly Lord Kitchener, therenghiy dissatisfied with the condition of tha Indian Army fur serious warfare other than small frontier expeditions, an- nounced that- he contcn::plated making 1") volutionary changes in the organisation. First, friction axtss over the position oi Sir FY: nnnd Ellis, who holds a position as Member of the Viceroy s Council, wkiicn 'tables him to, although a subordin- ate, cit:fcis-j a very considerable influence upon such military proposals as the Coui- n a-Chief put, forward. J-his xd* •r r eve • by the appointment of a <"o" 'i:ue in May to consider the duties of the Vi»i rary Member under the new scheme. H t'i!:hext«r was restive at the control exer- cised bv Sir Edmund, but Lord Curzon sug geeteu tne latter on the ground that were Dr: !•<' -ers curtailed the c;vilian authority *Jd havo altogether lnsTifficient supervi- sion tr the army. Tne committee's report is now published. It defined the pov/ers of the Military Mem ber :k¡ responsibility for contracts, manage meet of military works, ordnance, remounts, clothing, and Indian meciical service. The rigiV, of veto on the Commander-m-Chisfs proposals was vested in the Governor ex- clusively. Or ?u!y 12th Lord Curzon recommended Sir E, Batrow to fill the post of Military Member, vacant through the relieving of Sir Edmund Ellis from his post under the scheme. Mr. Brodrick replied on August 1st that be c-asidered, however, Sir E Barrow ca- pacity more suited to his present position in ih., command of the Peshawar Division. To 'his Lord Curzon's reply was: "i may rea «tr%h v expect, first, that I should be al- ]r ,v«J to suggest the officer which I consider b«t qualified for these purposes, and, sec- j ondly, that in tho absence of any strong reasons to the contrary my suggestions shoul i be favourably entertained. Your telegram disappoints my expectations in boht these respects. Surely the person Inc, om potent to advise you as to a mem- ber cf the Viceregal Council is the Viceroy bmr.self. Mr. Brodrick's reply reiterated the Cab- ix-et's conviction that Sir E. Barro-.v was the becit -andidate for the poot. On August 5th Lord Cur.icn answered tb.ii. he had no longer strength to cndnM Lht controversy. He pointed out that the vutrchJaction of a new military system wou'd be a task of enonrxus difficulty, and tha" be b.id only undertaken it from a sense oi pnbiic duty. "The only conditions," lie <wu2. "upon which I ran carry out their policy are that I should receive their sup- port and be allowed the co-operation of tho ofSeei whim I consider best qualified tor the purpose. If this is refused to me I can- Bot vccept any further responsibility for tho •disc'largo of the duty, and a new Viceroy sbos!«i be asked to attempt it. On August 8th the Cabinet declared they couid l'ot undei stand Lord Curzon's atti- tude On August 10th Lord Curzon re- ■p-. the new scheme. He declared that j i«.» net result would be tu concentrate a1! miutdry power in the hands o? tho Army heatiquarters, to lead to serious ccngestion miutdry power in the hands of tho Army heatiquarters, to lead to serious ccngestion ox » ,sinews, and to reduce the military sup- ply -.epartment to -mpotence. C I' M- Brodrick still hoped "tn be able to T«iy jpon Lord Curzon in worki ng cut tha n-r- -"5ary details. The resignation of the G* Viceroy followed on August 12th ■_•> August 16th Mr. Brodrick remind*! I.- •: Curzon of the Government support ha *v d leoeived on other cr.sstions. He re- jsr --d the following c«ply --—"I am rot ao'w j .t. -rned to speak of the earlier years of .Vv administration, but looking back upon recent even is I reflect with sorrow < little justification there has been for the which you make ot having rendered onstant support." REGRET TTNTTERSAL AT SIMLA. (.Renter Special Telegram.) Simia, Mtnday.—Regret at Lord Cur- Vr/rs resignation is universal. Owing to the probable scarcity of water i, s ooubtful whether the present pro gr;;n;mo of the Prince of Wales' tour will be f»asible. 1 :eparatiors for the Delhi manoeuvres are .•ended. VICEROYALTY WHICH WILL LIVE IN HISTORY." Tie "Globe" houds that the defence of I must bo ieft to the professional tol- dia s, and 3ays it is melancholy that such I I oud should have obscured the end of a T- .eroyaity which will live in history by so E -tble a record of achievements. "A REALLY GREAT VICEROY." Th8 Pal! Mall Gazette" says: "The re- t" ment, and, ahove a.ll, the premature re- ement or a reaily ?reat viceroy who had himself to achieve a vast and compre- it ''•'MSive programme nt work, and did not yet consider that that work was done, is an e^ent caJIinc for no ordinary cr perfunctory worcssiona of recret." "ALL BALFOUR'S FAULT:" rho "Westminster Gazette" "All lhj» j ft owing fro i evasion of clear issues and b^oit of postponing and procrastinating v.,ch are habitual with the present Govern- t'ut. Referring to his work, the journal a LcTd Curzon was eminently a reforming eroy in all matters of internal admim.s° ion.
HEALTHY HUNGRY CHILDREN IO child at the seaside gets a splendid ant .tlte, and often demands half as much cc-T-i food than usual. This increased ap- pe i -e must be appeased by the proper kind od, for tlie-,e Is no greatei danger to a. eliiio s health than that which results from the infant stomach leaded A ith sc.rnethmg ursuitabie. rhe appeLite itself must also be watched closely with a viow to speedily detecting v/hether it b healthy or other- vise. V ratful infants, who are alw'lvs. nun- gTy, are not in health, and the increased appetite, in such cases, is an indication that the child is partaking of food that is not feeding. Young mothers ars prone to experiment with various kinds of food, and without the slightest knowledge of the natural princi- ples governing infant requirement. The food of a child must first of all be such that it will take with delight, and, when taken, satisfies and nourishes natur- ally Now when Nature created tilings, she did so with a definitely outlined plan, and any persisted attempt to depart from that plan results in failure. The food of a child should contain certain things in certain proportions, otherwise it ceases to be proper food. Just as one discordant note will r/iar the production of a beautiful piece of music, so an exceas nr insufficiency of one ingre- dient in a child's food will spoil the whole. All muet be present in the true quantities, and all must work together. "tor this kind of food the :hild will have a healthy appetite; whereas, if food of any other kind be given, the child undergoes a process of slow starvation, and its fret ful- ness and increased appetite, as at the sea- side, afo the signs that it is yearning for its proper si-stenance. The true food for children when at the seaside, cr wherever infant appetite shows an increase, J.S Melhn's Food for Infants and Invalids. It contains everything re- quired for_ nourishing and sustaining the child vitality. Cnildren take it with re- lish; it digests wit.a nat,urai, speed and com- fort, fully contributing its rich nutrient j'e ments. Theretore^when the appetite is in- creased, Mellin s Food may be given with- out fear that any of its values will be lost through bolting nr excess. Mellin's Food babies all over the world show by their happy, healthy appearance and their rapid natural growth that the food upon which they are fed is "A Food that is Ail Food."
FOOTBALL POACHERS AT SWAN- SEA, Dan Rees Holds Aloof: Burchell Interviewed. "Wi.il .Dan Rees go North' That was the question on the lips of most Swansea, footballers on h-atufday, and rumour was botii prolific and many sided as to his in- tentions and portion. The facts briefly aro these. A. party from 'lull—ln luding Joe Bur- chell and Taylor, the* Hull full-back—has been in constant negotiation with Rees dur- ing thf) past few days. On Saturday mat- teie had progressed so far that the York- shire club had raised its offer from P,250 to £300 cash-the bulk to be put down, a salary of L2 lOs, weekly, and the option of regular employment when not playing. This, conditionally that Rees signs on for next season as well ae the present one. Seen by a "Daily Pest." reporter on Sun- day, one of the party, who professed to be in the dark as to whether Rees would eventually accompany them or not, stated that Oil Saturday night, whilst engaged in conversation witii the "emissaries/ Hee« was ç:; !Ld for by Frank Gordon, and the twain w+*4t o-rf together—presumably out of "Cctnger." « "An appointment was Inad-e for to day— Sunday, said the Yorkshire footballer, "but Rcof's did not turn up." "Do you regard the negotiations as off. "Lnpossible to say. We have met him as mucll as possible, and have discussed all the points. He fails to keep his nd there you are," We understand that Burr:hell ouily re- signed bis contract for thd present season with Hull on Friday—having held out for £ 1 a week more than lie was previously getting. He t;g,v receives £ 3 weekly from Hull. SWINTON AND REES'S TRANSFER. The "Athletic News" says:—"The Swin- tcn F.C., who hold the signature of Dan Re-c. having given Hull Kingston Royers permission, the latter approached the Welsn international, but Rees prefers the sain- [ brious air of Swansea to the humidity of the Hunder environment." With regard to the foregoing, Swinton is wiilino- to "lake £ 100 fa the transfer; but the "Rovers" art in nowise concerned with nrerent recotiations. Hull is the cluo. l HUT L DENY NEGOTIATING WITH DAN REES! The Daily Post" r-cportet who saw the party off wa/ossured by the Hull committee- man already alluded to that they had not come down to negotiate with Dan Rees at an, but that Joe Burchell was their objec- tive.—The ex-Swansea half had expressed himself as reluctant to return owing to his brother's recent death. But he returns for practice at once, the terms above elated having been arranged. BURCHELL ON HIS TREATMENT UP NCRTH. Burchell himself assured our man that he was perfectly satisfied with his treatment at ftuli. "They are treating me very well in- deed," hf said, emphatically; "and I have absolutely nothing to complain of." The party denied in toto statements that they have apprcacned Llewellyn Jenkins, .-Lie Swansea kali. "We haven'T troubled our heads about aim at all," said one. Dan Rees toid the reporter that he had no intention whatever ot going: "I am not going," he said, simpiy. And Swansea loot-bailers will feel re'ieved thereat. The party left High-street by the 12.5 for Hull, A. E. Freear, the Swansea cum-Hull three-quarter, oeing included.
Tragedy on an Irish :Farm. The Press Association Belfast corresnvnd- ern stat.eti :-A shocking double tragedy took place on Monday evening near Ballynaiiinch, Co Down. j' It is reported that a fanner attacked his wife with a bayonet, inflicting five dreadful woun,d." from which the woman succumbed in a few minutes. The man then committed suicide near the scene of the murder, by cutting bis own throat. His head was almost- severed It is stated the. couple lived afihappily together,
Swansea Cottage Homes Repairs! on Tuesday, Mr. J. H. Rosser presiding, tenders were received for the repairs to be done at the Cottage Homes. Two were for £ 172 and JB175 respectively, a third taking the considerable jump to £ 403. The lowest was that of Mr. W. H. Harding, who contracted to do the work ia £ 403. The lowest was that of Mr. W. H. Harding, who contracted to do the work ia ers. weeks, and his tender was accepted. Mr. Devonald questioned whether it was worth while employing a c:erk of the works on such a small job. .Miss Dillwyn did not think it was neces- sary, and suggested that the Cottage Homes master would be about all the time, and might superintend it. I Rev. K 0. Evans If the lime is not pro perly mixed we might as well not do tho at aLl. The Chairman: As far as that is con- cervied, 1 will see, to the best ei my know ledge, that it is done right. Mr. Peacock: For the sake of £1.2 125. we are not going to employ a clerk, and are letting the contractors do as they like. iliss Diliwyn: Oh, no. An amendment was proposed by Mr Rogers that a clerk for the works be aD pointed, and by five votes to three this was carried. Mr"- J. A. Smith was appointed, at a sai- K- weekly, he haying consented to fill in biB spare tuno In doing miscellan- eous repairs.
Swansea Union .Official Honoured At Swansea Workhouse, Mr. John Powell, the recently appointed reiievi g officer for St. John's District, and who previously held a. position at the house for four years as clerk to Mr. Morgan, the master, was pre- sented by the officials with a beautiful marble cluck, on the occasion of his mar- riage. Mrs. Powell was also present. The clock was supplied by Mr. H. A. Peaeoek. jeweller, St. Thomas. The presentation was mado by Miss Rachel Lewis, on behalf of herself and fel- low officers, in a nea.t and appropriate speech. She expressed her gmoere regard for the recipient, and wished them a very ha- "y and prosperous union. The master, who occupied the chair, then congratulated Mr. Powell upon his appointment as re- lieving officer, and particularly on his mar- riage. Dr. Hughes also spoke of Mr. Po.. ell's merits and endorsed all the pre- vious speakers had said. The porter (Mr. r Da vies), also wished them both long life and happiness; as did also Mr. Benjamin Thomas, the newly appointed clerk to the master. Mr. Hooles, the baker, and the other cfficers followed, and Mr. Powell thanked them for their hind wishes. The company afterwards sat down to a "homely" cup of tea.
Ramsgate Tram Smash Inquiry. nf(TLd,0a/)OTOf' lB*P«c<*>r» of the Board on Tuesday^^fS r^eftV' dent, when a car, Wr.taining when approacning the hill where th„ dent occurred. He applied the slior^r brake, and clung to it ur.cU the caj- ieftP^I raiis, but then lamentbeeed nothinc .,nii] tb car was over the ciiiT. He had been conductor six weeks before the accident, and was instructed in his duties five oa- six'dava before taking charge of the car. 'L Conductor Woodward, who was on the car which was ascending the hill when the away car was descending, said h^ saw t driver doing his utmost to check :he extraordinary .speed. Just as the car left the. rails, he considered the driver was re- gaining control. Other witnesses stated that the line was weli sandad before the accident. The manager of the line said he believed the accident occurred through the driver not allowing for the slippery condition of the rails when approaching the hill. He believed that the driver applied the brakes too rapidly, ajid totally locked hi« witoeLs.
r SWANSEA POLICE COURT. FRIDAY". (Before "Messrs. 1:-1, A. Cbkpmaa and G. W'hite.) "THANK YOU, SIR THANK YOU, SIR." Tliorraj Scoff, labcurer. Strand, was charged with having been dnn?k and dis- orderly ir. 5Iorris-Ir.no. Mr. Chapmen: Where are you from? "Scotland, sir," replied defendant, in a pronounced Gaelic brogue. Mr. Chapman We can hear that, but we want to know from which town, and what have you been doing lately? Defendant: Working on the. new dock. 6;" Mr. Ch.iprnan Ixsok at his L, a r, officer; see if he has been working lately. P.C. Ford (after tho examination): Oh ye^, gir. I' Mr. Chapman (to defends-nt): As this is your first orfenee, we'll let you off. Defendant (effusively): Thank yon, fir; thank you, sir. BECOMING A G BEAT NUISANCE. Thomas Daviea, labourer, Strand, was summoned for having been dnmk and dis- orderly. TV re were several convictions against him. Mr. Chapman told mm lie was beginning >.i be a great nuisance in tine town. The magistrates fireli defendant 40s. or a month, and he will then be asked to find sureties for food behaviour. WITH THE WORKHOUSE CLOTHES. Alfred Cud ey, labourer, summoned for absconding from the Workhouse with clothes, the property of the Guardians, was sent to prison for 14 days. HUSBAND'S CHARGE OF DESERTION. The ea .re of John Da vies, Green hill-street, summoned for allowing his wife to become chargeable to the Workhouse, was ad- journed. SATURDAY. fBefore Messrs. John Powell, A. H. Thomas, W. Walters, and Capt. Bracsby Williams). REGULAR BUSINESS. Catherine Sullivan, against whom there were 91 convictions, was sent to prison for a month for drunkenness, and asked to find sureties for future good behaviour. Siisau Murray, Baptist Well-street, was lined 10s. or 7 days for cirutikermets. Duncan Stewart, similarly charged, was I dismissed. | Kate Driscoll and Sarah Ann Rumph were. charged with riotous behaviour in C'astle- street, There were eight convictions against Driscoll, and 14 against Rumph. Rumph or wals sent to prison for 21 days Driscoll for 14 days, each with haid labour, INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL ARREARS. Dd. Parry, mason, Mid House, Morriston, summoned for Industrial School arrears, R4 4s., wivs given a month to pav. MONDAY. (Before Messrs. ijow. WatlunJ, Simon Goldberg and John Rosser.) ALL IN A ROW. Drunk list:—Thos Manning, bricklayer, fined 5s. or 5 days; John Reg, labourer, who had aiso been indecent on Manuel George's Steps, 7s. 6d. or 7 days; Ch:is Tucker, who shouted at the top of his voioe in Waterloo-street, gathered a large crowd. and "wanted to fight somebody," 10s, or 7 aays Win. Crowley, hawker. Orange-street, 7s. 6d. or 7 days; Thomas Da vies, labourer, Wychtree street, Morriston, had ,8.100 "wanted to fight the best man in the street," 7s. 6d. or 7 days; Winifred Morris, Mitchell's row, married, with eleven convictions, was fined 10s or 7 days. She said she only rair. out of the house b?caiu»e her husband was "kill- ing her.1" Then enter the policeman. SPELTERMAN'S TREATMENT OF CHILDREN. Gustave OtteTski. sped tern■.•an, Wychtree- t'tre-et. was summoned L for wilful neglect of bis five chihiran. Inspector Poar?e, N S.P.C.C., applied for a remand til Thursday, when Mrs. Gtterski will ;iLso be summoned. MISCELLANEOUS. James Sullivan, Brook-street was fined half a. crown for playing pitch and toss in Green-row on Sunday, A summons for using obscene language, brought against Annie Lloyd, Brynmelin- street, was adjourned. She said the police- man had got the wrong woman. Thomas Evans and John Bavies, of Lower Orchard-street, were each fined 10a. or s-even days for having been in the Beaufort Inp, Morrifcton, during illegal hours, on Sunday, August 6th. Cornelius Crowley, hawker, Eaton-read, j was fined half a crown for allowing his horse to stray. Harriet Barrett, single, with three pre- vious convictions, v. as fined 7s. 6d. or 7 days, but was warned that if she came again, arrangements would be made to have her removed to the Inebriates' Home. JOCKEY STREET BABY. Wm. Appleton, Reigatc, had sent a letter admitting he was the father of the child of Olive James, Jockey-street, which was born in January. He offered to pay 2s. 6d. a week. The usual order of 5s. 6d. a, wesk was made. Mr. Vaughan Edwards was for the plain- tiff. WILD GOOSE STORY. Catherine PraGert, Crole-street-, summon- ed for assaulting Margaret Saunders, ex- pressed her willingness to be bound over, and the caso was so decided. Mr. J. V. Leeder was for plaintiff. In this case defendant was said to have charged complainant with stealing a goose | (which proved to be incorrect), and also to havtj thrown a skewer at her. She new wiLhdrew the accusation of stealing. )
County Business. SATURDAY. Before Messrs. J. Powell, A. H. Thomas, W. Walters, Captain Bransby WiUiams and W. H. Edwards LICENSING BUSINESS. A music license to Mr. Tom Owen, Mum- bles, was renewed. The license, cf the Oystermouth Hotel was transferred to Christopher Moore, formerly of the George Hotel. Swansea. I T WAJNARLWYDD ALTERATIONS- A REFUSAL. Plans were submitted by Mr. Leeder for lon8 alterations to the Masons'* Arms, Waunar- Iwydd. This application had been previous- r,.t ly before the magistrates. After a retire- ment, Mr. John Powell said, "It has been decided not to consent to the proposed alterations." Mr. Leeder I don't know whether you could give any reason, or whether you pre- fer to remain silent. Mr. Powell We can't give anv reasons. PENLLERGAER ARMS TRANSFER. Mr. Leeder applied for a transfer of the license of the Penllergaer Arms, Llangyfel- ach, to Robert Robinson, of the Royal Oak, Fisher-street, Swansea. Mr. Leeder said he understood the police had certain objections, because on Sunday last a man had b?.en found in the Penller- gaer Arms under the influence of drink while the house was temporarily in his charge. P.C. Morgan and Inspector Edwards gave evidence of this, but it was admitted the. case had not been considered serious enough to report on. Inspector Edwards, in reply to a question from the clerk, said the .Swansea police gave applicant a good character. The application was granted. WARM WEATHER IN THE COUNTRY. David Dalies, mason,'Swansea, was fined 10s. for drunkenness at Pontardulais.—Evan Evans, labourer, Gorseinon. paid 15s. for a similar offence.—W. E. Phillips, draughts- man, Swansea, wss fined 15s. for drunken- ness. LAW AS TO SWINE REMOVAL. yl Thomas Iioweils, farmer, LIsnedy, was summoned for moving nigs to a place other than specified on his license.—Mary Jones, widow, Llaiigyfeladh, v.-as summoned for aiding and abetting. Defendants pleaded guilty, and said that aa they had a license to bring the pigs into Glamorgan, they could take them anywhere. 'I They were fined Is. --a per pig and costs, 9s. in all.
I A deaf girl named Maggie Sullivan, aged 15, who was paying a visit to her mother from Yorkshire, ;<t. 31, Ebenezer-street, Swansea, was run over by a horse and trap on. Saturday afternoon whilst playing in Mariner-street. She was running across the f^ad when the accident occurred'. She was f^ad when the accident occm-red. She was picked up and taken to a Mrs. Orman house, when Dr. Sullivan was called in. He stated tk* injuries were is*?k*ug, |
BURRY PORT SHOW. Full List of Awards. The twelfth exhibition of Burry Port and Pembrey Horticultural Society WHS held on Saturday. There was a record number oi entries, and the quality all round was ex- cellent. The judges were Mr. Milner (Port Talbot) and Mr Ttiomas Rice (Abergwiii). while the secretariat duties were carried out by Mr. J. J. Hill iSprmgneld House). This society is carn-xl on under the distinguished patronage ut the Right Hon the Earl of Ashburnham. The chief winners were Mr. Hector Rees (Pwli), Mr. Jonn Hill (Burry Port), Mr. Albert George (Lianelly), Mr. John Phillips (Llanelly), Mr. Thomas itSWts (Pwll). and Mr D Owen (Pwli). The list of successes at Burry Port Show is as fellows:— DIVISION 1. Flowers and plants.—Window plants: 1, Ht-ctor Rees; 2, A. George. Fuschias in bloom: 1, Jno. Phillips; 2, Thos. Lewis. Zonal geraniums: 1, A. George. Double geraniums: 1, Jno. Phillips; 2, A. George. Variegated geraniums: 1, Hector Rees Coleus: 1, A. G-eorge; 2, Hector Rees. Foliage plant: 1. Hector Rees; 2, Thos. Lewis. Balsam: 1, Hector Rees. Ferns: 1, lhos Lewis; 2, Hector Rees. Coxcomb: 1, Hector Rees. Musk: 1, Dd. Owens; 2, Thos. Lewis. Out-door garden figwers: 1, Thos. Lewis; 2, Jno. Hill. Dahlias: 1, Thos. Lewis; 2, D. Owens. Double dah- lias: 1, Thos. Lewis; 2, D. Owen. Dahlias bouquet: 1, Hector Rees; 2, D. Owen Asters: 1, Thos. Lewis; 2, Dd. Owen. Roses: 1, Hector Rees; 2, Thos Lewis. Piiinsdes: 1, Thcs, Lew's; 2, A. George. Carnations: 1, Thos. Lewis; 2, Hector Rees. Hollyhocks: 1, Thos. Lewis; 2, D Owen. Phlox drumrnondii: 1, Thos. Lewis; 2, A. George. Perennial phloxes: 1, Dd Owen; 2. Jno. Phillips Sweet peas: 1, Jno Hill; 2, Jno. Phillips. GailLardia: 1, Jno. Hill; 2: Hector Rees. Gladiola: 1, Thos, Lewsi. 2, D Owen. Stocks: 1, D. Owen; 2, Jno. Hill. Mlgnonetw; 1, Jno. Hill. Bouquet: Hector Re. s Buttonhole: 1, Hector Rees; 2, A. George. Fruit.-—Apples: 1, Hector Rees; 2, Thos. LewiS. Apples, desert 1, Thos. Lewis; 2, •Jno- Hill. Pears. 1. Hector Rees; 2. 1 Ihoi-x Lewis. Table fruit: 1, Jno. Morse; 2, Hector Rees. Plums: No entry. Goose- berries 1, Jno. Hill; 2, Thos. Lewis. Red currants: 1, D. Owen; 2, Hector Rees. Black currants: No first; 2, Hector Reee. Vegetables.—Broad beam: 1, D. Owen; 2, H, Bolton. French beans: 1, Jno. Hill; i 2, A. George. Ruiimer beans: 1, Thos. John; 2, Jno. Hill. Peas: 1, Dd. Owen; 2; D. Griffiths. Long carrots 1, Dd. Owen 2, A. George. Intermediate carrots: 1, Dd. Owen; 2, Jno. Hill. Short carrots: 1, Dd. Owen; 2, Albert George. Parsnips: 1, Dd. Owen; 2. A. George. Turnups: 1, A. George; 2, Dd. Ow^n. Beetroot: 1, Jno. Phillips; 2, Dd. Owen. Leeks: 1, Thos. Lew18; 2, A. George. Autumn onions: 1, Jno. Phillips: 2, A. George. Spring; omuna: 1, Jno. Piniiips; 2, A. Oaorg-e. Sliailots: 1, Thomas Lewis; 2, Hector Rees. Red celery: 1, Thos. Lewis; 2, Thos. Johu. White celery: 1, Dd. Owen; 2, W. D. Bowen. Table cabbage: 1, A. George; 2. Thots. Lewis Pickle cabbage: 1, D. Owen; 2, D. Thomas. Caul ill oweis: 1, A. George; 2. Thos. John. Lettuce, cabbage: 1, Jno. Pbiliips; 2, Albert George. Lettuce, cos: 1. Jno. Phillips; 2. W. D. Bowen. Rhu- hnrb: 1, Jno. Williams; 2, Hector Rees. Marrows: 1, D. Oweu; 2, Albert tieorge. Pumpkin: 1, D. OWûn; 2, Enoch Da vies. Parsley: 1, Hector Rees; 2, Dd. Owen. Sweet herbs: 1, Jno. Hill. Salad: 1, Jno Phillips; 2. Jno. ILiil. Cucumbers: 1, D. Owen; 2, Hector Rees Tomatoes: 1, Jno. Phillips; 2, Thos. Lewis. White kidney potatoes 1, A. George 2, Jno. Hill. Round potatoes: 1, Jno. Phillips; 2, Jno. Hill. Four varieties of potatoes: 1, Juu. Hill; 2. Jno. Phillips. Collection of vegetables: 1, Jno Phillips; 2, A. George; 3, D. Owen Olli- CLASS, DIVISION 2. (Parish of Pernbrey.) Flowers and Plants.—Tuberous bego:iias 1, Hector Rees. Dahlias: 1, Hector Roes; 2. Jno. Hill. Cut flowers: 1, Jno. Hill; 2, D. Hughes. Vegetables.—Potatoes 1. A. A. Lewis j 2 Jno. Hill Parsnips and carrots; 1. Hi Wright. Tomatoes: 1, Dan Griffiths; 2, Dd. Giiftiths. DIVISION 3 (Open to households ui Pembrey, who have not taken a pnze previous to 1904.) Flowers.—Stocks; 1, W D. Bowen. As- ters: I, F. G. Mitchelmore; 2, W. D. Bowen. Sweet peas. 1, F. G. Mitchelmore. Fruit—Apples, coo Ida: g 1, Thos. Davies 2, Jno. Rees. Apphs, dessert 1, H. Wil- liams; 2, Thos. Da vice. Pears: No entry. (toosebemea: No entry. VegetableB.-Beam;: No entry. Parsnips: 1. W D. Bowen. Carrot.s.- 1, F. G. i I itch el more 2, W. D. Bowen. Leeks: 1, W. D. Bowen. Onions: 1, Jno. Williams;) 2, W. D. Bcwen. Cabbage 1, W. D. 2, Morris Evans. Parsley 1. Enoch Davies; 2, W. D. Bowen. Ivettuce. cabbage: No first; 2, W D. Bowen. Potatoes: F. G. Offered by Parsons and Co Swansea.— Collection of vegetahies Jho Hill. Offered by Messrs Biddies and Co.. Loughborough.—Collection of vegetables H. Mitchelmore; 2. W D. Bowen. DIVISION 4. t Honey, open.—Two one pound sectiontt: ) 1, Jno Clement; 2, Jro Bevan. Two orLe pound jars: 1, D. H owe lis; 2, Jno. Clement, Four one pound jars: 1, D. Hughes; 2, Jno. Clement. One pound jar: 1, F J. Moor; 2, D. Howells. Ordinary shallow frame: 1, D, Hughes; 2, Jno. One pound hcney section: 1. Jno. Bevan; 2, Jno. de- merit. SPECIAL PRIZES. Bolton. Offered by Wheeler and Sons, Gloucester Vegetablas: A. George. Offered by Burry Port Co-operative Society.—Round potatoes: Jno. Hill. Offered by Burry Port Co-operative Society Jno. Hill. Offered by D. Charles, Burry Port,- Broad beans and peas: 1, Hy Bolton. Offered by D. Charles, Burry Port.- Leeks and onions: Hv. Bolton. Offered by Frank Thomas, Burry Port.— Vegetables and onions: Jno. Hill. (Iffered by Frank Thomas, Burry Port.— Celery, parsley, lettuce, tomatoes, beans, INJd peas: Jno. Hill. Bronze medal offered by Agricultural and Horticultural Association for the most suc- cessful exhibitor in the show.—Jno. Hill.
Swansea Millers: Successful Year The sixth annual meeting of shareholders of Thomas and Evans and John Dyer (Limited), millers, was held at Swansea on Saturday. Mr. David Evans, J.P., D.L. (chairman), presided, and those present in- eluded Messrs. Edward Morgan, Thomas Evans, A. F. Vine (directors), William I Henry (secretary). John F Harvey (Swan- sea), Jno. Richards (Swansea), Henry Morris (Swansea), F. J. Parker (Swansea), Thomas Bowen (Swansea), C. Hooper (Swansea), and W. H. Llewelyn (Swansea). Mr. John Dyer (deputy chairman), owing to his recent illness, wae unable to attend, and the share- holders passed a resolution sympathising with him but expressing gratitude that he was making satisfactory progress towards recovery. The directors reported that the dividend for the year on six per cent, preference shares had been paid, and recommendc-d payment of 7 £ per cent. per annum, less income tax, on ordinary shares, leaving a balance of £ 3,289 Os. 5d. to be carried for- ward. The chairman moved the adoption of the report and balance-sheet. Mr. Vine ^conded. Carried unanimously. The Chairman moved that a dividend, in accordance with the directors' report, be de- eiared. Mr. Vine seconded.—Carried un- animously. Mr. John Dyer was re elected a director, and Messrs. J. Harvey and Son were re- elected auditors. The meeting terminated with votes of thanks to the directors, staff, and chair- man. The dividend on ordinary shares is the same as last year.
SWANSEA MINISTER"MARRIED. Rev. S. G. Jenkins, Swansea, was married to Miss Lucy Stratford, of ()t-^c.^pLo;i, at Okehainpton Wesley Cnapei. The officiating minist'.ns were Revs. J. Luke, H. E. Reid, s t., J. Finch, and E. C. Bartlett. The guests included Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Ball and Rev. and Mrs. E. C. Bartlett, Swansea,. The wedding was a double one, as the bride's sister, Miss Effie Stratford, was on the same occasion married to Mr. E. J. Blatchford, of Bournemouth.
I MUSICAL GOSSIP PARS. I The Swansea people at Mountain Asb must have felt very pleased with the re- ception given the Mayor. His appearance on the platform was the signal for an en- thusiastic round oi applause, which was vigorously renewed when he spontaneously gave the blind, harpist a gift of ten shillings in addition to the prize. Again at the meet- ing of the Eisteddfod Association, when he introduced the Swansea deputation, his venerable appearance, and the old-time chivalry which charactether; his Worship, commanded the esteem and respect of -he ) bards and musicians present, one of them remarking that "Sir Griffith must be proud of his successor." Whilst dealing with the queslion of 'he j eisteddfod, it is only right to mention the excellent work of Councillor Dan. Jones. To his dogged efforts and inspiring enthus- iasm the success of Swansea's application is greatly due, and if the same qualities characterise the various committees in con- nection with the 1907 eisteddfod its success will be assured. Mr. David Hughes, Wales' premier basso, has been very busy- during the 'sat fort night. Amongst other engagements, tie was at the Corwen Eisteddfod; and tho;13 piesent- at the "Messiah" concert at Moun- tain Ash will Ion.? remember his magnili- ent singing of "Why do the Nations" and "The Trumpet shail sound." His perform- ance goer, a long way-to prove that in Han- delian works he stands pre-eminent. At the same concert -Air. Evan W7iiiiam.s, the. Welsh-American tenor, was also in splendid voice, quite bringuig the house down with a thrilling rendering of "Thou shalt break them" and "Comfort ye." Another distinguished Welshman ,1. Ben Davies— -is at present touring with a first-class company of artistes, which in- eludes Madam fcdeanor Jones-Hudson, prano: Miss Florenoa Iloole, contralto; Mr. Emlyn Davies, baritone; Mr. Eli Hudson, flautist; and Madam Maggie Evans, ac- comranist. The only concert arranged in South Wales by them up to the present is at Aberavcn. on August 22nd. Two Swansea vocalists who added con siderably to their reputation at the Naticiiat I are Mr. John Roberts ;¡ti<:i Mr. L, R. Bowen. To win the first prize for the duet, second 1 prize for tenor, and first prize for baritone, i between them, If. no mean achievement. Mr. Bowen gave a magnificent rendering of the baritone solo, and when awarded the prize was greeted with tremendous applause. j [ have been very much surprised that our i musical writers have not written a single j word of the practice m connection with the choral competitions of engaging acknow- choral competitions of engaging acknow- edged musician-conductors at a more or less bir°feo to train the choir.s whilst when the actual competition takes place tne local conductor holds the baton. I mention the term "musician-conductor" because there. are conductors who have nefer 6pent a n ?e pound note on their Fv.i&ical educstion. n order to clearly explain the position it is .,rvv to show tiow these choirs came > iiito existence. In very many )-.e conductor 1$) <>r j hat; been, a vocalist, arid that fact leads to i his being appointed conductor of the con- gregational singing^ at a chapel. He is con- sequently in a position to organise a choir to compete for one of the £ 10 or ~<20 pr-s at one of the local eisteddfedau. He sue- ceeds in winning a few of the.ee prize?;, and then the choir decides to enter for the big choral competition at the National Eistcdd- foci. At this point the conductor becomes conscious oi his mcypaLihty; therefore 't becomes necossary to import on acknow- ied'T-d musician. Tmjj having been done, the*local man sots about the work of U-c.ch ing the various parts, and after this hac been done he gives the choir over to the im- ported conductor, who trains them to give a rendering likely to .in the coveted prize. Now when the choir sings at the eisteddfod it is conducted by the local man, and pro- bably the nian\ who has done the reel work is somewhere among Che audience; or, as I; have in ';»me> cases, he is the .iccom- pauist. The choir is r.u.imately announced as the winner, and whilst the imported con- ductor qin«i-ly goas off chuckling at tho number of s^vc-reigr# he will receive, the ihnxil man steps on to the platform un-I bluKhinsi* t« rocei^the enthusiastic ap- I plause arid tne prize.; 1 have no objection j to choirs importing well-known men to train them, in fact' I think it a very good thing, land it certainly raises very materially tlvj standard of. Welsh_ choral singing. What I seriously object to is the fact that the wrong man reaps ail the credit, with the result j that he is engaged to adjudicate competi- Hons when be is obviously unfit to do so. It is an undoubted fact that Welch music puffers very much in cousequeaice of it, and it is a pity tbat well-known Welsh musicians lend th'en:selves to such deceitful work. I was very pleased to find the Rceolven Party at Mountain Ash conducted by the one who had done the work, and if our news- papers published the fact that choir-; 'lVGT0 specially trained by' other t'iat person actually conducting, tIns state of affairs would come to" a. sudden stop. The explanation published of the reason whv the Hafod Juvenile Choir lest, and containintrjthe accusation against the officials and Sir Walter Parratt, has led to c-orres- pondenco between Mr. Robert Evans, the chairman th? Waunarlwydd Juvenile choir, and Sir Walter Parratt. The result of this correspondence proves conclusively that the Hafoa Choir wns adjudicated or), and consequently i by the above-men- tiorjed c-hoir and the Tabeniacle juveniles. It is a great pity that persons suffering tho pangs and n?uns of defeat piobahly unex- peeted—shoi'la rush into print with accusa- tions against everybody and everything :M an explanation of the unfortunate occurrence, without first of all assuring thems-lves that! what they write its eorrect, a, thing is much to be regretted, because of its tendency to destroy the healthy rivalry which exists between competitive choirs. I
Dan Bees and the Northern Union A paragraph anpeaTS in a Cardiff morn- ing paper on Tuesday making the definite statement that Dan Rees, the Swansea, I centre three-quarter, had sign-ad on for Hull Kingston Rovers on Monday, and was going up North on Friday. 'This, contrasted with the statement in Monday's "Post" that he was not going, caused some spemlation in Swansea, and a' Daily Pnst" reporter, who Raw Rees on Tuesday morning, put the question point- blank to him. J 44 Are you S°,nR North or not?" I "rm not," was the prompt reply. You've seen this paragraph? (indicat- ing the one auoted^ abeve). I have it s quite wrong." "You are not goins to plav for Hull, or for Hull Kinsston RoYerx?" "No. I'm not "Can we contradict the statement?" "Certainly- it's all bosh." You have not signed on for the Rovers? „ I "No, T haven t." "And you're going to play for Swansea this »eason? Yes, I ara- ¡ This assurance ought to be sufficient.
Aberavon Wife Asleep Beside a Corpse. At Aberavon oa 'Saturday Mr. Cuthbert- son, coroner, held an inquest on the body of a tramping mason, named John Lennard, who was founa dead in bed a.t a Charlotte- street lodgmg-house on Friday. Deceased and his wife tramped from Bridgend to Aberavon on Thursday. He found work at the docks, and commenced the same afternoon He retired to bed about 9.20, apparently in the best of health and on his wife calling him' at 5 a.m. on Friday to go to work, she was horrified to find he was dead. She shook him without any response, and the body was warm, but the face and hands were quite co 1<|. In reply to the coroner the wife said de- ceased was a strong and healthy man, and had never complained, except of headache now and then. He was of e-ober habits. Dr. J. H. Evans said deceased had been dead two or three hours. A post-mortem examination disclosed a- ruptured heart, and a large quantity of blood in the heart ca- vity. There was also degeneration of the heart and some kidney trouble. A verdict of "Death from natural causes" was returned..
Welsh Industrias Association < I Swansea Exhibition, At a meeting of the Executive and La- dies' Committee of the Welsh Industries Association at Swansea ou Monday, Miss Dillwyn presiding, A strong hope was expressed that Royalty would bo present at the exhibition, which will be held in the Albert Halls, Swansea, on October 5th, 6th, and 7th. The Duchess of Beaufort w ill open the exhibition either on the first or second day. The presidents for the three days were arranged as fol- lows:—Sir George Newnes, M.P., Sir J. T. D. Llewelyn, and Mr. Herbert Eccles (High Sheriff). It was decided to provide refreshments in the Minor Hall, and committees were struck to deal with the musical programme and general arrangements. About CI60 has been promised towards the prize fund, and £ 95 13s. 6d. has been promised to date in subscriptions towards the general expenses. The Mayor (Aid Spring) subsequent1 v entertained those present to tea.
Sultan of Sulu and Miss Roosevelt Manila, Monday.—Miss Alice Roosevelt s triumphal tour through the Philippines had its climax at Jolo, where she received a pro- posal of marriage from the Sultan of Sulu. When Mr. Taft, War Secretary, and his party, including Miss Alice Roosevelt, went to the parade ground to witness the elabo- rate entertainment in their honour, the. Sul- tan, with his retinue, occupied the seats on the grand stand with Mr. Taft a,nd Miss Alice Roosevelt The Sultan presented many gifts to Miss Roosev^t, ending the presentation with a formal offer of tnarroage. The Sultan said the people of Archipelago liked the Presi- dent's daughter, and wished her to remain.. Muss Roosevelt received the offer with blushes, and returned a most courteous, though non-committal answer. Later she expressed great amusement At her experi- ence, remarking. "1 guess the Sultan has enough wives." Out of regard to the Sultan's position steps will be taken to calm nis feelings when he receives a point blank refusal from Miss Roosevelt to be incorporated in his harem. An interesting ferture of the incident was the presence of Mr. Long worth, a member of Congress, who. is currently reported, of Congress, who. is currently reported, has been a suitor for Miss Alice ttooseveltr. hand. Mr. Longwortb distinguised himself while at Jolo by saving a fetlow member of the party from drowning.—("Daily News.")
Neath Volunteers Alleged "Strike." In connection with the "Neath Volunteer Insubordination'' canard, a member of the Nf-ath Company told oilr representa- tive on Monday "Our battery is qu'te stroll"- enough tc produce sufficient men and efficient to take part in the annual competi- tion, and we den't want to be troubled with tlioM: who don't know their business." "Where does the competition t.).k,e plaüc. "it takes place at Briton Ferry, and the ranae is only seventeen or eighteen hundred ya'-d: Swansea, Morriston, Neath, and Briton Ferri take part in it." "Do vou think that among the members of the Neath Company many desire, to dis- sociate themselves from the Skewen Com- pany?" IN" ell, I can't say it is unanimous, o.e- cause we have some recruits with us. But al! the men • who know their business do, and there are quite enough that make up the necessary number, and more than enough. Just see what happened a few y.ears ago. There was altogether £ 40 in prize money, and the competition for certain reasons did not romo off. What was done? The eight companies in the regiment shared alike, which save each R-5. Skewen had only six men and Wt. had nearly 50. So you see that thev had nearly a pound a-pieee, and we, who did turn up splendidly, got a trifle over 2s. each. That. was a bit disheartening, wasn't it?"
Ab^rcpavs ICoHier in the River. At Ystradgynlais, on Monday, David Alexander Wiliams, collier. Lamb and Flag Cottages Abercravc. was charged with attempting suicide on Saturday night. John Morgan, his landlord, said defendant came home sober at about 10 o'clock, but seemed to hive been drinking. Suddenly he arose to get but, calling for his mother (who is dead). Witness asked him where he was going, and he answered "to drown myself to Witness followed him to the river- side, and struggled with him, but he suc- ceeded in getting away and plunged into the river. It being dark, witness lost sight of him. He went for a light and upon return- ing to the other side of the river found him sitting on a stone. Upon seeing witness, defendant plunged again into the river. When he came out again, he asked him what he was doing this nonsense for, and he answered: "Be quiet, I am going back again." Witness went for a policeman. A. Wall, Lamb and Flag. said he went to the, river, and eventually persuaded Williams to go home. P.C. Edwards said he found defendant sit- ting down at home very excited. Dr. Thomas said that he had just exam- ined defendant. He was of the opinion that there was nothing mentally wrong with him. "Perfectly light, and I attribute'it all to the drink," added the doctor. M Bent hall said this was a very serious charge, an<i they could send him for trial. They had, however, taken into consideration that orobably he acted under the influence of drink, and had decided to deal leniently with him. He would lie bound over to be of n-ood behaviour for six months, himself for J350. and another for £ 25. "Don't act the fool again; see all the trouble you have given," was the Clerk's advice.
= Llanelly Harbour Trust. I I Llanelly Harbour Trust met on Monday, Mr. J. S. Tregoning presiding. Questions were raised as to the delay in the taxation of the accounts sent in by Mr. Spowa-irt, who explained that this was due to a difference as to points of practice. It was decided to advertieej for a collector of dues at Burry Port, at £ 50 per annum A letter was read from Mr. F. J. Evans, I who represented Burry Port Council on the Trust, intimating his resignation, in order to apply for the" appointment. The Chairman said practically all diffi culties m coniij&Cu'-(<'ii wnn tne bank mort- gage had been overcome, and he anticipated wi early settlem u.i. The Commercial Manager (Mr. Roes), was instructed to make inquiries with a view cf purchasing a suitable steam ba.rg'3 to work in connection with the dredger. Proceedings were ordered to be taken I against persons in arrear with their dock dues. The Trust decided to join the Dock Own er- Association, connected with the Bristol I Channel ports, at a feo of £ 10 10s. per annum. An application from a number of fisher- men, for permission to place nets on the foreshore, was considered, and correspond enoe dealing with the subject read from the Board of Trade. The question was deferred. Ihe Clerk reported that a number tf landowners had written to him in regard to the reclamation of the foreshore by the Trust. Mr. T. Jones said in some instances the Trust were making a claim to land which they had no right to.—Referred to a small committee. Arrangements were made for a conference between representatives of the Trust itnd Messrs. B. Howells and Co., in connection with the dispute as to the amount payable for the construction of the new bridge over the river near the new dock.
TESTIMONIALS FROM ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY. Awards for the month of the Roval Humane Society include the following: — Testimonials to W. Young, David Thomas W Paddison. and Walter Newell for the^r exertions in attempting to rescue George Owens, who was drowned while bathing at Swansea, on July 16tb. Testimonial to David E. Evans, aged 15. Swansea., for his pluck in saving a comrade who got into difficulty while bathing ia the canal there cn July 7th.
Good Story by the Earl of Jersey Referring to the duties of Lord Minto as Governor-General of India, the "Standard says: — "In this connection the Earl of Jersey tells a good story himself. At his first Ex ecutiw Council at Government House, Syfl ney, he was asked to signify his assent to certain Bills. Glancing over the first of them, Lord Jersey began, 'I think that-- when one of the State Ministers interrupted him and said, Excuse me, your Excellency, but you are here to sign your name, not to think!'
Franco-German Incident in West Africa. Paris, Tuesday.—An extraordinary story is told of a massacre of a party of rench sol- diers by German troops at Missoum (West Central Africa). In a. report from the Colonial Administra- tor, M. Roussaire, dated May 9th, it is alleged that German troops, under Capt. Schoeneman, drew the French soldiers into an ambuscade and then massacred them without mercy. (.entro I News. (Note.—The refers to a recent fron- tier inctdent between French Senegalese and German native soldiers. No political signi- ficance is attached to it.)
Exciting Street Scene at Cwmbwrla. An Exciting street scene occurred near Cwmbwrla Bridge, Swansea, on Tuesday aiternoon, which might have resulted more seriously than it did. A coal cart belcng- uig to James Pridmore, 20, Waunwcn r-ad, coming from the direction if „.oe town, col- lided with another vehicle ladn with trices, and belonging to Thomas Kelly, 0, ^cybortach-street, and the shock—appar- ently caused the horse attached to tha lat- ter to swerve violently and bolt at a iurious rate towards Middle-road, narroWiy mit/sing a tramcar and two men 'n ts ir^r At the town end of Middle-ioad" a man: named Rees Williams, 42, Fe.v street was unfortunate enough to get betweer the fly mg cart and the wail, with the result that 6 he was knocked down and mjuu." having to be treated at Dr. Davies's \Manselton) surgery, He was, fortunately, able to walk home afterwards. —
Smoking in Bed Swansea Escape P.C. Coombes wa.s called to No. 18, Well- street, GreerJiill, Swansea, at 4.50 a.m. on Sunday, just in time to save a married man ■named Sa,muel Thomas, JT.1 suffocation by smoke from a burning b-d. Several people lived in the house, and their cries had at- tracted the attention of the police officer. The bed was dry fire, and the room in which Thomas slept by himself was full of smoke. I h e officer eventually succeeded ir> putting out the lire, and he 'found Thomas apparently lifeless on the floor. He had been removed to the back, and Thomas wa« brought round as the result of artificial respiration. Dr. Powell, Hafod, was also sent for, and states that the prompt measure ot the officer saved Thomas' life. It seems that Thomas came home about 5.20 a.m., went into bed, and lit a cigarette, and must have dropped the match on. to the bed clothes.
Old Welsh Inns in 1797. A writer in the "Pall Mall Gazette" has resuscitated from the dust of ages some in- teresting experiences of the Rev. Richard Warner, of Bath, in Wales in 1797, when he toured over some 1,200 miles all told. He and 'his companions seem to have cut a disreputable figure in their weird tourist costumes. At one inn, indeed, the landlord went so far as io put the sil ver spoons into safer quarters. At Dolgelly the party was "tormented by flear, at Barmouth they got a soaking, and had to borrow the spare petticoats of the chambermaid whilst their outer garments were drying. At Ystrad- felltfc, Glamorgan, one iiad. to sleep in tho chandler's shop, the other in a room half- filiod with woo' onec dressod "but neither the powerful smell of decayed cheese, nor Idie lees agreeable effluvium of rancid oil, the hardness of flock bods nor the coarseness
Penclawdd'S First Flower Show. The flower show held at Penclawdd on Saturday proved a popular inception. It was the first exhibition of the six months old North Gower Society, and, thanks to an aus- picious day, it was an all-round success. Shows, by the competition involved, tend to the improvement of garden produce. They teach new lessons, and if they are learned, the produce grown in North Gower will soon be fit to show anywhere. G. E. Gordon, M.E., Penclawdd, who first urged tho need of a horticultural society, was president, while in the hands cf Messrs S. P. Jones, Penclawdd, and D. Griffiths, Llanmorlais, the secretarial duties were ably performed. The treasurer was Mr. Daniel Thomas, Penclawdd. The judges were:Garden produce, Mes&rs. Warming- ton, Penllergaer, and Pillar, Penri2e. Can- aries, Messrs. I). Lewis, Fforestfach, and R. W. Jones, Gorseinon. Farm produce, Mrs. Bevan, Cenning House, Gower, and Mrs. Williams, Berry Farm. The vegetable and flower classes were ev;- deriee of careful gardening. Philip Austin (eight firsts), David Pugh tenrjit) ard Thomas Jcnes (nine), all Dunvant%nen ran each outer very dose for the claim of record •wanner. Other first prize winners were R. Jeffreys (two), John Hughes, Cwnicynon, (two), John Lewis, Wernffrwd (two), Rich- ard Blaencedi (two), John Daniels, Hcm.h i -Yhss E. M. j Tiw (two), Mary John, Cefnbycha^; C. Wat- f V5-Ce latlcn "> D. Austin, Dunvant h n1" ,a/mer' C.r°fty Mrs. P. Grif- a *-» -ofty; Mr. Williams, Dunvant. Some nice co .ections ,-i wild flowers were shown, Ivor John taking the boys' prize and Gwen- me Jones the girls" prize. The best collec- tio 1 of ferns was that sent in by E. A Vaughan. The feathered tribes were housed in a se parate marquee. The winners were: -Sit- ting breed fowl: 1 ;nd 2, Bennett, Three! Grosses. No i-sitting breed ft wl; 1 and 2, D. Evans, Penclawcd. Game fowl: 1, G. G. Thomas, Penclawdd. Duck and draka: B. Davies. Penclawdd. Game fowl (open) 1, 2, and special, T Thomas, Loughor. Fowl, any other breed (open): 1 and 2, D. 0. Jones, Clydach Fifteen canaries of various breeds made up a strong class. The first and third prizes were won by Willie Howells, and tho second by Llewellyn Wil- liam?, Penclawdd The cry of "Cockles, all alive oh," drew visitors tc the ri iscellaneous tables. four baskctfuls fcnred a class rarelv included in show catalogues. Amongst the winners in this section were :—Rabbi Beynon, Wern- ffrwd (butter); C. W. Watkins, Police Sta-i tion (white eggs) John Lewis, Wern- ffrwd (brown eggs); Mrs. Harries, London i House (cottage loaf and bakestone cake1); D. Rees, Brynhir (sheaf of barley); David Thomas, Penlan (neap of Gower); William Thomas, Penlan (plan of £ 250 cottage) "Amateur" (plot of garden); Maggie Grif- fiths, Three Crosses (hand-knitted stock- ings); David Hopkins, Three Crosses (walk- ing stick); J. D. Rees. Penygar (cockle basket). GALE WREAKS DAMAGE ON AfAPnTTTTTT The committee may be credited with praise for the comfortable housing both of the exhibition and for the hungry The gale in the morning wreaked some damage j to one marquee, tearing half the roof, but luckily it did not cause any further trouble. The Swansea Post Office Band attended and played popular selections during tho after- i noon QUOIT GOLD MEDAL COMPETITION. Quoit players spent their time in a neigh bouring field, where competitors fought lor a gold medal, offered by Mr G. E. Gordon (president of the light quoit league) It was open to members of any club in the league, I, no club to send more than two Dusk came before the competition finished, the three in the final being John Evans, Henry Wil- liams, and Sid Hopkins, all of Three Crosses. Henry Williams was allowed to play for another club that had onlv one represents, tive. The final will be pfayed next Satur- I day. j
Dr. Tudor Jones on Germany. Dr. Tudor Jones took his sermon at Uni- tarian Church, Swansea, on the subject of the relations between England and Ger- many. He took a sane if apologetic atti- tude at Germany's grasp for trade and power. To show how the present strained rela- tions had arise he traced the climb of Ger many against war, poverty and depopula- tion. There was an enormous amount of emigration, but the German from home lost his nationality much quicker than an Eng- lishman did, and it was the great desire of that country to colonise and connect these men with the Fatherland. Germany must take the form of coloniser in new countries, and find out new markets. They were bound to enter some of the same markets as Englishmen, and we could not blame them for that. His impression was that we had very much to fear from them in that direction of competition. Skilled work was dropping out in fchis country more and more. Many of our finest- industries had disappeared. Where was the Swansea china trade and the Nantgarw china trade? Why were the Nantgarw pot- teries turning out nothing but dram-pipes instead of the finest china in this country? The preacher said it all turned on the question of education, and he deplored the fact that very few now took pleasure in knowledge. Thousands of pounds of the ratepayers' money were being spent on schools, but the results, according to the papers and the opinion of men of ex- perience, were very meagre indeed. "We rely upon our coal and our docks far more than upon our brains," Dr. Jones commented.
Solo Competions at the Mumbles An unusually large crowd gathered at Mumbles Pier on Saturday afternoon, the weather being bright and deliciously coot. The attraction was the annual champion solo competition, and about thirty singers, including the cream of South Wales talent, had entered. Two prizes of £ 4 4s. and a gold medal, for male and female voices re- spectively, and one of £ 2 2s. was open to competitors who had not won a prize of ci 1 Is. before. Mr. D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac., Aherystwyth, was the adjudicator. Dr. Dan Pro the roe was also present. The Pier was brilliantly decorated, Entries were as follows:—Female voice competition, 13; male voice, 18; open competition, 18-49 in all-and nearly every competitor turned up.,1 Everybody was allowed to choose his or her own song. At" four o'clock Mr, Dd. Jenkins, the adjudicator, and his "prime i-ninist,er" (Dr. Dan Protheroej took up their place.s, accompanied bv Mr. T. E. Powell, °p"Uctor, and Mr. J. Bowen, secretary. t i'oceedings began with the "For any voice contest, priae £ 2. This competition which lasted until half- pas cix, went to show that there are some particularly good singers in Wales who "nave never won a guinea prize." The shades of evening had begun to fall, and folks were feeling cold, before the ad' judicator rose and accorded the plize to "Llinos Hendy" (Miss Sarah Williams, Llwynhendy) She had rendered, in a practically faultless manner, the pi^ce en- titled "The Lord Ls my Shepherd," of the adjudicator's own composing. It was quite an ostrich feather in the hat of Miss Wil- liams to have treated one of Mr. Jenkins's own children in such a way that he could not. do otherwise than give her best. (Loud applause.) Meanwhi'e, a preliminary test, which Dr. Meanwhile, a preliminary test, which Dr. Protheree kindly undertook, had been tak- ing place in regard to the male voices. Miss Marion Squires also, and Mis6 Maud Parsons, both of Cardiff, divided the £ 4 4s. prize. (Both ladies are pupils of Madame Hughes Thomas.) Every soloist reached a high standard, and kept it well throughout, said tha adjudicator, and this rendered his task an extremely difficult one. Of the winners, he said, both had a good concep- tion of the song, and both excelled in phras- mg. "It was a good competition; I have not heard better singing at the 'National,' said the adjudicator as he stepped down. Dr. Protheroe was much pleased also with the preliminary test for the male voices, but gave the pertinent advice, "They ought to learn some new songs!" (Laughter.) The five singers recommended for the final male voice contest, which took place in the gas-lit pavilion, were Messrs Jonah Thomas, Swansea; J. Biazel, Llanelly; Tom Lewis, Clydach Robert Hughes (brother of David Hughes), Landore, and "A. M." Between these, in the view of the adjudi- cator (and of the audience), the distinctions cator (and of the audience), the distinctions were again very fine. Mr. Tom Lewis, of Clydach, missed by only one point equality with Mr. Robert Hughes. Landore, wh,) carried off the fcur guineas and the medal by the last train but one, new just ready to proceed to Swansea. "Revenge, Tur.othcus crieø I" was the I piece he sung.
Swansea. Education Committee and Church Schools' Plans. The next meeting of the Swansea Edr. cation Committee will be of more than usuii interest, inasmuch as members will • on older the reply of tho Church Schools ar chitect respectuig the plans for remodelling IL I the schools. To ascertain tho exact position, a re- porter of the 'Daily Post" has waited upon lUf. A. F. Eden (secretary to the Emer gency Committee of the Church Schools), and that gentleman states: — "The position is this. Our plans (for ra modelling) were strongly objected to by the Local Education Authority's architect, and his objections were forwarded to our archi tect, who replied to them in full, and a. copy of our architect's reply has been sent to the Local Education Authority, and will be considered by the committee next mooch. "We have offered to do a gre-'t deal- -.urn all that is reasonable. I must say I think -the Education Committee's objections af, really too strong; they appear to be stiong er than the objection of the Government.. "I think, ultimately, it will mean an ap peal to the Board of Education to 1 sett. the question. We would like to go on with the work, but we can't do that until tha plans are passed. "Any delay has been caused by the Local Education Authority they must not i)ldll,t us for it at least. We have taken eva-y step to avoid any delay in putting our schools in order, which we are Drepared to do. L SUGGESTED CONFERENCE: CAN 1-0 BE ARRANGED? Mr. Henry W. Burrows, Valeria street. Westminster, the Swansea Church Schools' Committee's architect, says that he has careiully perused tho third report of the architect to the Swansea Education vjommu tee, and remarks that the architect appeirs to have fallen into the mistake which :s commonly made by architects to the new Education Authorities in dealing with al tprations and improvements to old schools, in that he endeavoured strictly to adhere to the regulations of the Board of Sduca tion, which are applicable only to new buildings. For many years, the Board oi Education, m Mr. Burrows 'experience, has not insisted on strict adherence to the rult's in such cases, and in the regulations jud punished this fact receives official conf- mation. Mr. Burrows before dealing with tbo de- tails of his reply to the objections, suggests to the managers tha.t they should ask if ne could have an interview with the architect to the Local Education Authority (Mr. Lawrence). This course, he says was being adopted by the L.C.C. and by other l/o-.ai Education Authorities, and it was possible that this would help to remove some of the difficulties. L "If the Local Education Authoritv will not agree to this," continues Mr. Burrows, "I think the managers should send the ar chitect's report with my joinder thereto, and ask th3 Board of Education to decide the points raised."
SWANSEA FUEL WORKER'S ACCIDENT. A man named Isaac Griffiths (31), of 4, Jon.'s' court. Swansea, employed at the Graigoia Fuel Works, Strand, Swansea, while engaged in wheeling a trolley of fuel on Friday, injtfred his right foot. He was taken to Swansea Hospital and treated, but not detained. not detained.
f Swansea Musicians' Success, Mr. Reginald Hulley, son of Mr. W. F. Hulley, the well-known Swansea musician, has been engaged by Mr. Wm. Greet as leader of the orchestra for the North Com- pany, touring "The Earl and the Girl," re hearsals of which have recently been given at the Strand Theatre. The tour opens this week at Croydon. Mr. Ernest Hulley, another son, has also been re-engaged as principal 'cello player, fcr Mr. Wm. Greet'e No. 1 Company, play- ing the same opera Last week he was "t Blackpool, and is now at Douglas, Isle of Man. He completed a forty-two weeks' tour with the camo company last season, and a month ago saw him with Landon Ron- ald's orchestra at the Birmingham con- certs.
Fisherman's Sad Plight at Swan- sea. Alexander Rodgers, a. North Shields deep sea fisherman, who at Swansea, last Novem- ber was run over on the dock railways and had a leg amputated, has been supplied with an artificial limb by Swansea sympa- thisers. It was thought the Harbour Trust, whom he unsuccessfully sued at the Assizes, would make him the grant they wert- pre- pared to give in settlement of the action. It will 00 recalled that J675 was practically offered, but objection was taken by the in- surance company, and the negotiations fell through, the suggested settlement being merely out of sympathy and not in acknow" ledgment of any liability. The Trustees cannot now see their way to vote any sum, and intimation to this effect has been sent Mr. Herbert Monger, the injured man's solicitor.
Two Local Wills. LATE MR. ROBERT PARRY. SWANSEA Mr. Robert Parry, of Brynderwen, St. George's-terrace, Swansea, who died on August 3, and whose will has been proved by Mrs. Mary Parry, the widow, left pro- perty of the value of JEI.651 gross and Jb877 net. LATE MR. RICHARD DAVIES, LLAN- RHIDIAN HIGHER. The will of Mr. Richard Davies, of Cae- draw, Llanrhidian Higher, Glamorgan, who died on May 9, has been proved by Mr. John Davies, of Glanmor-terraoe, Pen- clawdd, and Richard Dfevies, of 4, Chttrcfa- street, Gowerton. the sons, and David Wil- liams, of Wernfrydd, the value of the pro- perty being £19.5.
..L Swansea Labourer Sent to Prison At Swansea on Monday. James Brewer, labourer, was charged with stealing a bunch of kej-s from a coat hanging in a Nelson- street bakehouse, property of Thomas Graig. Complainant said at five o'clock he found defendant cn ths doorstep outside, asleep, and sent him away. After that he missed the keys. • "1 don't "member anything at all about it," said dcferdant, i^ergeant Cuff said the kejTs were found on defendant when he was arrested for beg- ging There was also discovered a pot of butter, an apron, three rolls, and a basket, the property of Richard Stamp. Defendant said he knew nothing about it. It took four men to take nim t? the Police Station. Clerk (to defendant) Are you guilty or not guilty? Defendant: Well, I was very drunk Clerk (severely) Are you guilty? Defendant: Well, yes. There was one previous conviction against him. Defendant was sent to prison for six weeks. Charges of stealing the butter, apron, rolls, and basket, and of drunkenness and begging • in Heathfield-street were with- drawn.
Mumbles Mystery Recalled, An advertisement appears in our columns which recalls a. mystery of the Mumblefi-e. mystery as yet quite unsolved. In the ad- vertisement any persons giving information such as will lead to the tracing ot the where- abouts of Edward Mainlay Punnett will be rewarded by a Birmingham firm of solicitors. "The above-named E. M. Punnett," it is stated, "of Parkhurst Shirley, near Birming- ham, Manager for Phillips and Hill, of- Grove-street, The Cape, Birmingham, "tit* v (H"\t t-<, Swarwa ■• the 27th September, 1904, on business. He took his luggage to the Mackworth Hotel, and engaged a bed. His description is shortly as follows :—Height 6 feet 2 inches, fair hair and moustache, blue eyes, erect figure. At about 4 p.m. on the said 27th September he too. his handbag and a few articles, such as bathing towels, etc., and eye'ed to the Mumbles for the purpose of "bathing Since that time lie has not been seen or heard of, but his bag, clothes, cycle, watch and money were found on the rocks two days after." Notice is given that unless evidence of his discovery is sent in by September 20th next application will be made-to the Probate Division of the High Court of Justice on behalf of the widow of E. M. Punnett that his death may be presumed, and that letters of administration be granted to her o* bit estate and effects.
Gorslas Show. The second annual agricultural show was held at Gorslas on Saturday. The judges were Mr. Nicholas (Port Talbot) and Mr. T. B. Davies (Broad Oak, Llandilo). Chief awards: — HORSES (CARTERS). Brood mare, with foal at foot: 1, D. Ovfeus, Penderi; 2, — James, Rhydyffy- non 5, Lewis Bros., Alltgar. Suckmg colt or fillv: 1, D. Owens, Pen- deri; 2, Beynon, Ynyshafren; 3, Lewis Bros., Alltgar. Yeailing colt or filly: 1, D. Thomas, Glangwendraeth; 2, Lewis Bros., Alltgar. Two-year-old gelding or filiy 1, — Har- ries, Llwynadon 2, D. Beynon, Llanedy; 3, Mrs. Thomas, Ysttyscoed. Mare and gelding, any age: 1, — Davies, Hendy Farm; 2, — Williams, Brynhafod; 3, — James, Rhyffynon HACKNEYS. Brood mare, with foal at foot: 1, Per- kins, Penygoilan; 2, — Davies, Abercan- nan 3, — Davies. Derimorton. Sucking colt or fiily: 1, — Thomas, Dol- goy: 2. Perkins; 3, H. W. Daviee, Heoi- fawr. Yearling colt or filly: 1, — Davies, Aber- sannan; 2, — Mathias, Dantwyn; 3, — Davies, Derimoilon. COBS. Sucking colt or filly 1, P. Davies, Gors; 2, — Davies, Derimoilon; 3, — Mathias, Dantwyn. Yearling colt or filly: 1, — Mathias; 2, — Thomas; 3, T Walters, Tywellan. Two-year-old gelding or filly 1, R. Phil- lips Bryncaeiau 2, J. J. Rees, Llwynfor- tune; 3, J, Thomas, Maesglas. Mare or gelding any age 1, — James; 2, — Thomas; 3, Dr. Griffiths, Pontardu- lais. Brood mare, with foal at foot: 1, — Wil- liams, Brynhafod 2, Mrs. Trel^rne, Porthyrhyd; 3, Dr. Lloyd, Drefach. Sucking colt or filly: 1, — Williams, Brynhafod; 2, Mrs. Treharne; 3, Dr. Lloyd. Yearling colt or filly, not exceeding 12.3: 1, J. J Young; 2, W. Jones, Tynywaun; 3, — Thomas, Cwmelthon Two-year-old gelding or filly, not exceed- ing 13.6: 1, W. Walters, Berllan; 2, S. Evans, Brynhyfryd 3, 0. Rees, Tyrllyn. Mare or gelding, any age: 1, Edwin Jones, Tumble; 2, W. Jones, "Crosshands Beauty 3, J Jones, Calgurwen Arms. TURN-OUTS. Turn-out: 1, Dr Evans, Llandilo; 2, — James, Rhydyffynon; 3, T. Mathias, Pon- tardulais. Turn-out (open to those who have not won over L2 in one prize), under 14.0: 1, J. J. Young; 2, Edward Jones, Tumble; 3, J. Jones, "Coronation,