SWANSEA DISTRICT. Waunarlwydd has lost one of its Oldest in- habitants in Mr. Win. Phillips, The Cott, who passed away on Sunday. He leaves a widow and grown-up children. Sidesmen of Holy Trinity Church, Gor- 1 lOn sinon, have decided to get. up a petition ■vunst the proposals of the Go vernment re- po. ling their educational proposals. On Friday morning, the steam barge, "Enterweser," whilst being docked at Port ^aiboL, ran into the barque, "Brambletye," and damaged two of her stern platen Th. "Brambl-eitye" was loading at -No. 7 tip. lr. W. Trainer, a well-known labouT | authority, delivered an interesting address en "Labour and Politics," in connection with the Independent Labour party, at the Odd- 'eilows' Arms Clu^room, Aberavon, on Slon- Jay. At Tabernacle Improvement Society, Pontardulais, Miss Marian Lewis read an 1.9 pape" on "Florence Nightingale." lr. Arthur Williams, Forest, also gave an ex- cellent address on "Sabbath Observance. Mr. T. H. Jones presided. The funeral took place on Satin day at the Congrega-tional Chapel, Alltwen. of Ix. Thomas E. Da vies, Duffryn-road, AIL wen, miner. Rev. E. Jenkins i Rhotj. officiated at the chapel, and Rev. M. Evans Daviess, lector, Lilybebyll, at the graveside. Mr. Percy Lloyd, Mumbles, writes a letter, in which he complains of alleged espionage by a iocai councillor (whom he names) on one of his employee, and wonders whether it is customary for information to be ga-th- •red by peering through windows of puoic- booses. It has been decided "that the YstaJyfera County Schools are to be extended to accom- modate 350 children." In the extension about £ 7,000 is to be spent. It hj/> also been decided to amalgamate the B.-eeonshire and about £ 7,000 is to be spent. It hJ.cs also been decided to amalgamate the B.-eeonshire and Glamorganshire pupils, both to be admitted tor the same fee. The death has taken place of Mr. Willie I Bees, collier, Waunarlwydd, and late of Tneharris. Deceased was one of the men who were entombed in the mine at Treharns owning to a cage accident a few years ago. He received a shock, from which he never recovered. recovered. A lecture was delivered at Pontardawe on jgM ^ndav evening, under the auspces of the £ Trades and Labour Council, by Rev. W. A. Edwards, Llangan, on "a- tional mismanagement." Rev. James Griffiths, B.D., Vicar of Pontardawe, pre- sided. The death took place on Monday after- noon of Mrs. Mary A. Davies, widow (35), f Cottage, Guraos, Ystalyfera. Death was due to consumption. Deceased leaves ve children, one boy and four girls, 7 > ng. ae temperance party of Morriston are looking forward to the great- mission to be bak. next week by Mrs. Jenny Walker. A cfcc- has already been formed, under the iKtorshrp of MT. J. P. Llewellyn. A tfc. option meeting will be held on Saturday 4jv. ing. 34iss Mary Margaret Davies, Prospect- ptaor, Pontardulais, who was until lately ■>n ire staff of Handy Elementary Schools, ha#i oeen presented by friends, on the occa- ÐUL. of her headmistresship of the Llanedy School, with a dressing case, a trinket ctaad, and a pair of photo frames. At Aberavon OIl Monday, Richard Llewellyn, Taibach; and William Grev cclher, Blaengwynfi, w,oTe fined 7s. 6d and costs for drunkenness.—W. Jenkins, coLier, Aoergwynti, against whom there were five prv'ious convictions, was fined 20s. end ■soete, or 14 days. New-" has been received of the death of Sir. John Hughes (father of Mrs. J. R. Pritchard, Brynawel, Cwnamman) in Wil&esharre, U.S.A. Mr. Hughes emigrated to W:■ tcesbarre forty vears ago and as a friend of the Welsh* choir leader, Caradog, entertain,ed him on his visit to the States. Aberavon magistrates n Saturday dealt wita five cases of drunks. Jeremiah Wil- liams, labourer, Charlotte-street; WiMiam Murphy and Robt. Brown, seaman Catil- ine Rees (ill repute), Charlotte-street and Mary Williams, a tramp, who appeared in court ii;as her boots, art with a scratched lace, were each fined £ 1 each, or 14 days. A dance in connection with St. Patrick's, Day celebration was held at the Constitu- j tional Club, Port Talbot, on Monday night, There were a >arge number present. Songs were rendered by Messrs. C. Marney, D. O'Neii and Mrs Murphy, and a recitation by Mr. H. O'Grady. Mr. D. O'Neii acted as M.C., and Misses Davies and Ball pre- xtded at the piano. Great preparations are now being made by the St. Peter's Choral Society. Pontar-1 dawe, under tne direction o: Mr." loan Wil-! liams, who will produce, at the Rechabite! Hall, next Thursday evening, Mr. Valentine Hemery's nz,v work, "The World's Re- demption," accompanied by a choral ¡ orchestra. At the Aberavon Police Court on Fri- day, David Carpenter (16), No. 27, Mansef- street. was remanded until Monday, on a ffharge of stealing two rabbits from a cart at Tany--roes -,street.-W. H. Griffiths, Marsh-street; John Griffiths, Pendarris- terrace Lewis Howells, ellingtcn-place; and John Mairrwaring, Green Park-street, were remanded until Wednesday on charges ei drunkenness and assaulting P.C. Hill. Specifications, bills of quantities, etc., were submitted at Pontardawe Council on Thursday of the proposed scheme for ex- tending the water mains from \stalyfera to Gwaun-cae-gurwen, renewing present mains from Pwllbach to Twrch Bridge, and the extension from Pontardawe to Rnydyfro, all »f which are to be connected with the Cray mains, belonging to the Swansea Corpora- ion.
5 -I Cadbury's is abscv lutely pure cocoa. It is more than a I drink an excellent food — and Its I; regular use I, conducive to good health and bodily I vigour I
NEATH. I Margarn Council has made a general dis- trict rate of ls. 10d. for the half-year. At Neath on Friday, an order of 4s. a w<.ek was made against David Thomas, a Briton J errv labourer, whose mother, Charlotte :,71), was chargeable to the Union. "Should the character of Shylock be cen- sured was the subject discussed by Briton berry Debating Society. Mr. M. H. Hunter ..cl for the affirmative, and Mr. T. J. Hughes the negative. The negative won. The High Sheriff (Mr H. Eccles, Briton Ferry) entertained the members of the iouth Wales Circuit, the grand jurors, and a large number of friends at luncheon at the Royal Hotel, Cardiff, on Monday. At Neath on Monday seven cases of "for- getfulness" came before the justices, seven defendants having failed to take out licenses for their dogs. Two denied the offence, but P.S. Davies brought it home to them, and they—Jno. Gleeson, of Castle-street-, and Dd. L. Davies, Llan twit-road—were each fin-ed 7s. 6d. and costa. At Neath on Friday, Benjamin Thomas wao charged with stealing a watch, value £ 3 3s., the property of Sy-muel Hughes, Seven Sisters. Supt. Menhennick said he had reason to believe that the prisoner was mentally unfit to plead. Steps would be taken to nave him examined. j.he justices consented to a remand. .Vt .Neath on J riday, Mr. Edward Powell rei+rred to the case of the Neath Rural Council v. i;l;a;n Rees for a property dot- ing order at X :>artl Abbey. 7) ■'r- Powell agreed with the clerk that n-ees, collector of the rents, was the wrong man. to proceed against, a,nd asked that the summons bj withdrawn. The owriir con- sented to a closing order. -fhe justices consented. At Neath on. Friday, Hannah Sinnett, sum- ,r moned her li i id band for assault, and said he h-"ki trequentty ill -us«d her. "H;. would," ohe added, "be on the beer all day, and work ali ilight. He told he wanted to get her out of the house, but she had worked hard for her home—keeping eight lodgcrs-ar..d refused to go." The Bench fined Sinnett L2 and costs, and also cautioned him. At Briton Ferry Guild Debating Society on Tuesday (Mr. W. H. Humphreys piasid- ing), the subject was—"Should "the fran- chise be extended to women?" MT. Henry -John led for the affirmative, and Mr. W. S. Jones the negative. Both advanced excel- lent arguments, and were followed by Messrs. Noah Harris, R. P. Bevan, David Jenkins, £ Hitchins, C. Taylor, F. Evett, and Georert Thomas. The voting resulted in a win for the negative. ?
PENLLERGAER LANDLORD. FUNERAL OF THE LATE MR. HERY JOHNS. The funeral of the late Mr. Henry Johns, Old Inn, Peni! ercr^er, hok place on Satur dav leaving Penllergaer at one o'clock. The mourners were Mrs, Johns (widow), Mrs. Davies (daughter), Mr. W. H. Johns (.son), Miss Daisy Johns (daughter), Master Charley John? (con), Mr. Richard John* (brother). Miss J. Lewis, Mr. G. F. Spick, Mrs. Spick (sister-in-law), Miss C. Cctlett (sister-in-iaw;, l-'r. J. Davies (brotber-in- law), Miss M. Porter (Neath), Miss M. John (sister), Mrs. Coieer, Mrs. Manning and M. v r Archie. The following gentlemen followed in their own carriages: Capt. F. Bradford, Mr. Richardson, Mr. Hutton, Mr. Boucher, Mr. Thos. Manning, Mr. Daines, Mr..Jones (Post Oitice), Mr. Harris (Cadle Mill), Mr. W. Manning, Mr. E. Davies (Black Horse. Pon- tarau ais), .Mr. M. CHement (Park Manor;, Mr. John Manning (Penllergaer), Mr. W. Bowell, Mr. J. Edwards (Biaenyniaes), Mr. Hopkins, Mr. Henry iones (Pontardulais!) and others. At Skstty Churc hthe funeral was met by Mr. \V. J. Rees (Swansea), Mr. Dl. James (Sketty), Mr. R. Brown, Mr. Gwynn, Mr. James (chemist), Mr. Williams (florist), Mr. Davies (Hendrefoilan), Mr. Bevan (Swansea); Mr. Heme (Skettv), r. Chiius (Sketty), Mr. Kent (Lndlow), Mr. Graham Griffith" (Sketty), Mr. ik'o. Joneo I (Skettv^, Mr. Arthur Edwards (Sketty), Rev. D. 0. Rees ;cn.?tty\ Mr. J. Reed (Swansea), and sevet-al others. An immense number of wreaths and crosses of flowers were sent by relatives and friends. Amongst, the number were: Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Edwards (BLaneymaes), Mr. W. J. Rees. J.P. (Swansea), Mr. and Mrs. J. White and Mrs. F. Bradford (Swansea), Rev. Mr. Morgan-fPen- llergaer), Mr. and rs. Boucher (Swansea), Mr. Davie-s and family (Pontardulais), Ir. and jirs. Lie Hardsell (Swansea.), Mr. T. H. Kibbler (Swansea), r. and Mre. Hutton (Swansea), Mrs. Davies (Swansea), Mr. fi. Rice (Swansea), Maud, Daisy, Charlie, and the widow. The service was conducted at the church by the Rev. Mr. Morgan, Penllergaer. The funeral arrangements were carried out oy Mr. D. C. Jones (Swansea).
CRUSHED BETWEEN THE BUFFERS. BRA-KESMAN'S END AT GELLY- CEIDRBl PIT. The inquest on David Rowlands, Iirynawei Villa, brakesman, who was killed at Geily- ceidnm Colliery on Wednesday last, was held at the Station Hotel, Glanamman, by Mr. Buckley Roderie k. MT. E. R. Fisher (colliery ina-nager).^ Mr. White (H.M. In- spector) and Mr. James (solicitor) (Messrs. Raadeil and Saunders), on behalf of the An- thracite Miners' Association, were present. John Jones, Pantteg, Garnarrt, said that John James raised the brake of the bottom truck of four empty OZK6 in No. 3 Siding, and the truck, which was uncoupled, commenced to descend the gradient. Deceased tried to between tiie trucks, but was caught between the buffers. He only lived a few minutes afterwards. John. James, Ytiisyfarnen. Drefach, near Llandilo, said that he heard a groan and stepped forward in time to prevent deceased irons failing to the ground. He did not know the truck was uncoupled, and the brakes on the other three were up. The trucks had only gone three or fouLr yards when deceased stepped before them. A verdict of 'Accidental death" was re- turned.
-=:: WELSH TINPLATES FIRST. -.v Mi-IRT THE AMERICAN PRODUCTION FAILS. W? o £ rcai,inm§ associations at Atlantic ^ty L.S.A., Dr. Wiley, of the Bureau ot the Agricultural Dept., U S said some cans examined had 13 per cent. of lead in the coating, and all knew the -Sect of lead on the human organism. A resolution was passed in favour of a Federal law requiring that plate used ;.n the maruuacture of fruit and vegetable c-aLs 'shall darry a pure tin ?^>atuig of not less than 2z lbs to the base box of tinplate." This, of course, applies to canned food in the United States. A-merican canned food aiifi fruit coming to tnis country are packed in Welsh tinplate imported by the United States an 1 upon which a rebate of 99 per cent, of the tariff is aiiowed. At the recent conference of American tinplate manufac- turers and consumers, the highest testimony war bonw to the good quality of Welsh plate. The proposed' legislation -would, of course, affect Welsh tinpla-les exported to the United States, but it is doubtful whether any Welsh tinplate is manufactured with a coating of less than 2& lbs. of pure .tin to th box. There is a canister works in Swansea Va! ley producing millions of cars annually 11 the manufacture of which no colder what- fcver is used.
.P THE GLYNN VIVIAN ART GALLERY. A development in connection with .Mr. Glynn Vivian's handsome offer to provide an art gallery for Swansea, that the Mayor and Mr. Tutton have been deputed to see Mr Glynn Vivian with a view of ad- vancing matters.
LLANDOVERY. BOWDDWRETTES (By "Dyfri.") The hockey season is once more at a close, and the famous Green a.ad Whites for the second year in succession holds an unbeaten certificate, for which achievement I heartily congratulate Skipper Jenkins and his con- freres. The Liamd-overiam, with that pluck which is predominant on the banks cf the well- ivrowr! "BowddWT" streamlet, have chal- lenged the Welsh eleven, but at the time of penning these notes no acceptance of this [ lias been received. This would be a game well worth going miles to witness, and 1 am of opinion—and this is shared by many hockey enthusiasts— that- the Llandoverians would emerge from the encounter with flying colours, provided training would be strictly adhered to. The Green and Whites have only had seven goals registered against them, yet they have penetrated their respective op- ponents' defence no less than 67 times. With hockey placed aside, talk has now turix-1 to cricket, the most popular of all summer games. The Towra. Club are unfortunately in debt to the extent of C44. With a little effort and harmonised working this should, how- ever, be eoon cleaned off the slate. Aid. C. P. Lewis, the veteran cricketer, lias once more been elected captain. I won- der how iiiany yeai-o has he acted in such a- capacity? The suggestion of engaging a pio. is well worth considering, and some of our monied cricketers could, if they so desired, get the question settled without much delay. It would be a good thing for the club all round, and would possibly bring to the sur- face some latent talent. With Mr. Jack Morgan as captain of the Seconds, the juniors are likely to get more encouragement than in past reasons. The Town will soon lose a well-known and esteemed inliabitant, in the pereon of Mrs. Wa.;t,ern, the landlady of the King's Head Hotel, who is retiring from business. Dr. B,ors.-tr has been unanimously reo elected nr-fiica! officer of health for the rural district. Master Frank Rees. Victoria-street, has now won mix prizes at local eisteddfodau. It may be news to many that Dr. Taylor is surgeoevoaptaic Lo the lord Y.B. Essex Regiment, on the Army Reserve of offi. cers. I iifvu- i hat he is likely' to get a transier to (h" 1st V.B. (Llandovery detach- ment). A rumour ,r> a.too.t-but I do not vouch for its acuuruc', -that the Town Ambulance Class are prepared to compete against the Railway Ambulance Class, provided "gold meda-ls" are offered this tie. The- are al- ready "silver medallists," so they contend, notwitksfcanding the- contrary opinion of others. The first cliarter was granted to the bor- ough in 1485, and this was confirmed in the reigns of King Henry VITI., and Queen Elizabeth. The latter charter dated 1590, is the only one in potiscssioa of the Corpora- tion. In the document the "Poor Man's Grove" is valued at Li,ooo. I doubt whether a purchaser could be got at that figure these days. j The population of the town in the year 1331 is given as 1,766, and yet in 190o (75 years subsequently) the borough can only boast of something like 1,806 souls, or an increase of 60. My word How slow we arc moving along! Mrs. Deans, wife of Sergeant Deans, holds three certificates in ambuisnce. A rumour is afloat that a ladies class is in course of formation. LLANDOVERY BOARD GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of this Board was held on Friday la-st, under the presidency of Alderman T. W-atkins. Y Berllan. The Trc;s-tirer, Is account showed a balance of £1,738 Is. 9d. in favour of the Board. A cheque for 21,395 14s. 7d. was signed in respect of the county late, made up as fol- lows:—General county rate, £ 1.233 18s. lOd. speci41 education rate (Pupil Teachers' eCntre), JS161 15s. 3d. The Relieving Officer (Mr. E. Williams) reported the catdoor pauperism as follows: --Nlarch 8th. 241 cost -07,9 2s. 6d.. corre-> ponding period last year 253 cost £42 lis. 5d. March 15th, 241 cost £ 3 5s.. correG- ponding week last year 250 cost JB59 17s. A meeting of the Assessment Committee was held subsequently. LLANDOVERY DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of the District Coun- cil took place on Friday, Mr. W. M. Davies, Glansawdde. presiding. PEXTREBACR BRIDGE. Mr. Evan Williams, the surveyor for No. 1 District, reported upon the state of Pentrebach Bridge as follows :In com- pany with Mr. Joseph, surveyor, Brecon, I inspected Pentrebach footbridge on the 28th February last, and found it in a dangerous state for public traffic. v\ o decided to tem- porarily repair it by laying planks across, and to report the result of our inspection. I estimate the cost of erecting a new bridge of 25 feet span by 12 feet wide to be about £ 92 10s., with stone abutments and iron girders. The above estimate does pit, in- clude the purchase of land on either side of the river, neither does it include rh« making of the approaches to the bridge. Mr. Joseph estimates the bridge will oast £77 10s." On the motion of Mr. Lewis Roderick, seconded by Mr. Tudor Lewis, the Clerk was instructed to ascertain from the Brecon District Council what that body was pre- pared to do with respect to the bridge, and also ps to the amount of contribution which thev were prepared to give. M. 0. H. Dr. J. S. Rosser was unanimously re- appointed Medical Officer of Health for the Llandovery Ruril District for the ensuing year, at a salary of Pl-Lo. ANNUAL CRICKET CLUB MEETING. On Friday afternoon the annual general meeting of the Town Cricket Club was held at the King's Head Hotel, the proceedings being presided over by Mr. E. P. Lloyd, J.P., Glansevm. Amongst those present were :-Mr. C. P. Lewis, Llandingat; Mr. D. T. M. Jones, Nantyrfwgfa>n; Mr. C. Michael, Llandovery Bank; Mr. H. V. Wat- kins, Tycerrig; Mr. H. H. Knight, The Col- lege and Mr. D. E. Edgar Wihiams, Spring- field Cottage. lhe minutes of the last general meeting, as- well as the various committee meetings held during the past year, were read and confirmed. Mr. D. Edgar Williams (the treasurer) produced his financial report on the past season, from which it was ascertained that the ciub were indebted to him to the extent of JE44. Th-a accounts were passed, subject to being audited, and it was resolved to organise a I "draw" as a means of wiping off the adverse balance. fl". W. P. Jeffreys. Biaenos was :e-elected president, and the following gentlemen as vice-presidents The Right Hon. Lord Tre- j degar of Treoegar Park; his Honour Judge Bishop. Dolsr»rreg; Mr. J. C. Pm-se-Rice, Llwyiiiv-Brain; Mr. E. Milner Jones (bar- risier-at-law): Mr. E. P. Lloyd. Gtensevin MT. B. Evans, Llanfair Grange; Mr. Merwn Peel. Danvrallt; the Rev. W. W. Poole- Hughes, Llandovery College; and Capt. D. Hughes-Morgan, Brecon. The captaincy w;is again unanimously en- trusted to Mr. C. P. Lewis, Llandingat. Mr. D. T. M. Jones was re-appointed secretary, and Mr. D. Edgar Williams as treasurer. Mr. J. J. p. Morgan, Henllvs wis elected captain of the 2nd XI. The follc.wing ,e1\e elected on the com- mittee Messrs. C. Michael, H. V. Watkins, W. H. Jones, N. L. James, H. H. Knight, T. Phillips, J. J. E. Morgan, M. H. Nichols, and A. J. Fenn. T!w fjue^icn of appointing a groundsman was discussed at some length, mairv preaa&t advocating tiio au i.)ilitv of engaging -In experienced pm.-UItimatqT the appoint- ment was deferred. The secret-1 iy announced having atready made aiTan^ement-s for home and bome matches with Swansea, Llanelly, Btrilth. The College, and several other well-known South Wales clubs. LLANDO EK i v. i. "Dyfri" writes:—The return n.uuie be-; tween tiiese elevens was playeci at Llan- ùo.ry on Saturday, before a gc.J crowd | of spectators. The teams lined out at four j o'clock, as follows:- LLANDVA iii! „ .—Uca', D. J. Wager; full-backs. D. Edgar Williams and Edgar Evans; halves, Dan Jenkins (oapt.), J. James and J. Morgan; forwards, Dan Jones, D. J. Williams, M. II. Nichols, J. A. Darkes, and J. C. Jones. LLANELLY.— Goal, J. Richards; full backs, Frank Rees and S. 1. White: halves, A'f. Roberts, Frank Mercer, and Atbndge; forwards, Ciatworthv, Tom Rands'I, F. J. Mercer, H. S. Burns, and A. M. Jones. From the "buliy-oif" the play for the first ten minutes continued of a very even char- acter, both elevens attacking alternately. l ltimately the home forwards got away in dashing style, and J. C. Jones ended a pretty movement, in which each of the quin- tette participitited. by drawing first bleed. On the replay Nichols had very hard lines in not netting, the shot missing by inches on'y. The Llanellyites then got aggressive, and a paws from itandell, ended in FTed Mercer equalising with an easy shot. Nichols was subsequently conspicuous with a brilliant dribble from the centre line, and a smart transfer t-o Dan Jones resulted in the second goal being scorei. thu§ giving the homesters the lead again. Still the Llan- doverians pressed, and from the edge of the circle J. C. Jones registered one of the best gc.,al-. of the game. Half-time Score: Llandovery—3 goals. Llanelly—1 goal. The Green ai.o uites secured possession on the replay, and J. C. Jones just missed netting. Still the Scarlets were penned in their territory, and D. J. Williams put on the finishing stroke to some briliiamt inter- passing. Darkes were here prominent with a good dribble, and a corner was made. Mercer clea-red in good -tyle, but once more the home quintette get into motion, and Nichols added the fifth goal with a bri liant sho-t. Towards the end of the encounter the Tinopolists attacked hotly, and must iia v-e but for the fine defence of Edgar Evans. Nothing further was scored, and an interesting game terminated in a well deserved victorv for the Green and Whites. FIXAL SCORE: LLANDOV ERY—5 goals. LLANELLY—1 gcai. COMMENTS ON THE GAME, A brilliant day, and a brilliant game are fitting expressions Uplll tne match raider notice. Great things were anticipated from t-iie visitors, and tne crowd were not dis- appointed. For a oonsiuerable period in the initial moiety the teams were as even as could be, and I must candidly admit that the Liandorerians were hardiy four goals better than their opponents. Where Lian- dovery exhibited the greater strength was m the full-back division. Both Williams and Evans were in grand form, absolutely fauitk.i's in defence, and serving the halves and forwajds splenclidlv. The haives, too (particularly Jenkins) gave one of thei-r best displays, whilst as t«> the forwards, they exhibited the best form of the season. They interpassed in pretty style, and tackled like demons. I must place J. C. Jones as tue pick of the basket, followed closely by Dan ici I I I JQnes, NichcLs, Darkes and U'iliianis, in the order placed. Thanks to the full-backs, Uager had practically am y time of it. The visiting custjdian defended admirably. and checked ooveral warm shots. The full- backs were not in the tiame stieet as the opposing pair, whilst of the halves, Aid. Roberts was easily the best man. 1 he for- wards were a fine, fast and das hie- lot, and played with plenty of. vigour. Fred Mercer gave a good display in the centre. Clutworthy was the pick of the wing's, and Randeli of the inside men. LLANDOVERY HOCKEY CLUB RECORD. ''Dyfri" writes :—The hockey season for 1905-6 has, so far as the Llandovery Club is concerned, come to a close. and "sticks" must be put aside ior some time to come. The Llandoverians have performed remark- ably well again, and for tile second season in succession have maintained a clean sheet, In fact, the Green and Whites have oniv tasted the cup of defeat on one solitary occa.sion in four years, and t.hat was on the fatal day at Lia-ndilo, in 1903, when several of the Llandovery players were indisposed, and consequently not in tneir true form. How the Liandiioites have crowed ever sines Pl1' Llandovery has tuis season achieved a double performance—a record in points and in gatnes won. No single draw has to be recorded, the dozen gam2s played being won outright. An aggregate. score of 67 goals against 7 speaks strongly for the consistent- piay of the Greem and VVintes. Dan Jones once more heads the list of scorers, who were as follows Dan Jones (19), D. J. Wil- liams (lo,, M. H. Nichols (11), J. C. Jones (10). J. A. Darkes (3), W. T. Price (o), H. V. Wat.klrs (2), and C. 0. Jones (1). The following players composed the team practic- ally all through the season, namely --D-,in Jenkins, M. H. Nichols, D. J. Wager, D. Edgar Williams, J. C. Jones, J. Morgan, J. James, D. J. Williams, J. C. Jones, and J. A. Darkes, and it may be interesting to some hoc-key enthusiasts to know the vo-ca- tions of these persons, so here goes. Dan Jenkins, railway fitter; M. H. Nichols, schoolmaster; D. J. Wager, solicitor's clerk; D. E. Williams, bank cashier; Edgar Evans, solicitor's clerk; J. Morgan, gentleman; J. James, chemist; D. J. Williams, railway- engine fireman; Dan Jones, auctionee™ s clerk; J. C. Jones, railway engine n J. A. Darkes, clothier s manager. The fol- lowing also tilled up vacancies in a few of the matches :—H. V. Watkins, W. T. Price, C. 0. Jones, W. S. Thomas, W. Harries, W. G. Williams, and L. Richards. I muL in conclusion, congratulate Captain Jenkins and his confreres upon their achievement, of which the whole town is deservedly proud. Appended is the record of matches. with results:— Oct. 12t.h, 1905-Swlnoea Y.M. C.A. (home), 8 goals for, 0 against. Oct. 28th.—-Llanelly (away), 4-1. Nov. 18th.—Barry Port (awav), 2-1. Dec. 8th.-SwaIlSea Celtic (home), 5—1. Dec. 16th.—Oystermouth (awav) 8 0. Jan. 20th, 19b6.-C)ysterTrouth '(home), 4 -1. ), Feb. -Ord.-Swansea Celtic (home). 7—0. Feb. 17.—Llandovery College (away), 7- L Feb. 22nd.-Swanisea Y.M.C.A. (home), 4-1. March 3ri.-Lla,n-doverv College (home), 5-0. March 10th.— Burry l'ûrt (home), 8-0. anarch 17th.—Llanelly (home), 5 1. Total-67 goals for, 7 against.' ——— LLANDOVERY COLLEGE STEEPLE- CHASE. On Saturday afternoon a cross-country steeplechase took place, confined to students at the College. The weather was gloriouslv fine, ajnd seme admirable running was wit- iiessecl by a large number •'nthusi-asts. The course was about three milt- in des- tanoe, the starting in being at Abercry- chan, and the finish on Y'stradwalter Bridge. The competitors were given a severe tost of staying powers, hedges, ditches, fences, and rivers being placed as obstacles. Nine of the seniors turned out. The juniors ap- peared in full force. 19 toeing the nfari:. G. M. Jeffreys, a Llandovery boy, made a bold fight for premier honours, and was only beaten by about eight vards. The result of the two competitions was as fol- lows :— Seniors.—1st, A. W. X. Griffiths; 2nd D. Pole-Evans; 3rd:\ H. A. Morgan .Juniors.-lst. J. W. Lewis; hd. G. M Jeffreys: 3rd. R. W. Williams. TABERNACLE BAND OF HOPE. 0\ a wind up of the season, an enter- tainment was given at tiie .estrv oo. Thurs- day evening, in connection with" the Taber- nacle Band of Hope. Mre. Havard, North- ampton Mouse, presided, M J Thomas. Rock Cotdage, aoted as accompanist and Mr. C. WTager a.< secretary. The DTO" grairme was a lengthy and enj ova-ble r0, the contributions being as follows :-RecIta- tions, Annie James, Amy Jones, Carrie Preeoe, Miriam Price, and Annie Eunice Davies; solos, Bessie Thomas. Dannie WTil- hams, Orctta Thf-wi^a^. ^Maggie W^illian^s, ( Evan Williairs. Daft" Davies, Miss A. Wii- liams, and Miss B. Widows; duetts, Gretti Thomas and Gladys Mbrgiui, Morgan' George Davie,* and Dannie Williams. L LA NI 0 VE R Y MBULANCE C03IPETI- TION.. Mr. F. A. Richards (No. 1 Team) writes: —Under t'ic heading of "Bowddwrettes." in this week's rnsue o? "The Cumbrian," you refer 10 the felt Tiy th" i ail v.ay .til J. L I > VI aujudlc-uior at the recent I in atnbulanc^ and "to settle the question, why not tight it over again." I beg to inform you that the raliwaymen h:ive already thrown oat this challenge, a.nd aie ready and prepared to "fight it over again," as suggested by you. _w.
LLANDOVERY'S FIRST CHARTERS. SOME QUAINT GLIMPSES INTO ANTIQUITY. EARLY CONSTITUTION OF THE CARMARTHENSHIRE TOWN. INTERESTING AND INSTRUCTIVE HISTORICAL SKETCH. EXTRACTED FROM THE REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS, PRINTED ON THE 30th MARCH, 1835. Tiie borough of Llandovery, or Lianym- theverge, was granted to the bailiff and bur- gesses in the reign of Richard ill., by the description of "the burgages and lands"lyirg in length from the water called Tewye to iha Devye, and in breadth from the water of Fulbroke to the ditch of Krenchey, with their appurtenances to the said town an- ciently belonging." The district comprised in this description is nearly two miles square, and is co-extensive with the hamlet of Llandingat, called the town hamlet or town- ship of Llandovery. The borough limits have been constantly perambulated from have been constantly perambulated from time to time, and are well ascertained. Tile bo rough was anciently divided into aix wards, of which the boundaries are also well known. It would appear from the language of the charter of Richard III. that Llandoverv was an ancient borough, enjoying certain liber- ties and free customs, and held in times past by lords of the borough., and latterly by kings of England. It .-ecms also that the lords of the manor of Llandovery had juris- diction within the borough, although of what kind, or to what extent, is not apparent. There is a tradition that the borough for- merly contributed with Carmarthen in send- ing a member to Pariiament, but there is no evidence of the fact. The first charter granted to the borough hears date in the second year of Richard III. (26th January, 1485). J' This charter was confirmed by Henry V III. in the 22nd year of his reign (otih April, 1531). and again by Elizabeth, in the •32nd year of her reign (10th July, 1590). 1 he^ Latter charters merely set forth and The Latter charters merely set forth and confirm the charter of Richard. The charter of Elizabeth. is the only char- ter in the posc-s^ion -i the Corporation. The charter recites that the King had granted, and by that charter confirmed, "to the burgesses or inhabitants of the town and borough, and to their heirs and suc- cos sol's' burgesses, that the town and bor- ough should be a free borough, consisting of a Ixailirf and burgesses bv the name of '"the bailiff and burgesses of the borough of I Ian ymt he verge. The borough is then granted to the bailiff and burgesses for ever. rendering to the King and his successors for ever- burgage twelve-pence, and for every acre of land within the hounds twelve-pence, for all ser- vices and demands.' The rneaming of the word "burgage" is no longer known. There are no lands at present so described, but ancient houses within the borough are still described in consequence by that name. There is no trace of the payment of the twelve pence at any period since the grant o the cnarter. A bailiff Has to be elected by the burgesses froin. amoiigst themselves e\erv year, on the Ihursday before the feast of St. Michael. He was to be es- choator and coroner, and "to hold his hun- dreds from month to month," and have be- fore him the determination of all disputes, well real as personal, according to the j English laws, felony alone excepted, which ought to be determined with the borough bv the steward of the lordship of Llanym- the verge. Li:e bailiff, upon his election, was to nominate one sergeant at mace, and ;e burgesses were to elect another. from amongst the burgesses. They were to carry a mace before the b-uliff, and "to do and execute within the borough all arrests, exe- cutions, mandates, or 'nat-oever else such sergeants are accustomed to do within any brviough in Wales." They were to receive no more than two pence for every arrest made by them, but no other Officer was to "intermeddle in any arrests, execution, writs, mandates, taxations, or any other matter to be done within the borough, the steward of t.he lordship of Llanymtheverge on1:- ex- cepted. No other officers are mentioned in the charter. No regulations were mads for the election of biirgeisses. They were pro- bably the tenants of burgage lands, or other lands within the borough which had former- ly been held of the ancient lords of the borough, and were then held of the crown subject, to 'an annual rent. It is provided that "the burgesses yhall not soil any burgage or lands within the bor- ough to any foreign Welshman, under pain jof forfeiture to the King, according to the ancient custom"; and they shall not be bound "to pay or sell to the King any rent, or forfeiture to the King, according to the ancient custom"; and they shall not be bound "to pay or sell to the King any rent, tullkige cr enstoni, other than they of right, and according to the custom of the lorough. In d in times past Tendered or paid to any lord of the borough, or at the King's Ex- chequer of Carmarthen and Llanymtihe- verge. It is probable also that they were tenants, inhabitants of the borougli. The charter was granted to the "burgesses or iiinabita-nts," and (until of late years) none but inhabitants were made in modern times. I he charter granted to the burgesses liouse- hate and haybate in the King's woods, and they were exempted from toll throughout Wales and the marches. A fair (with all usual profits) was granted to the bailiff and burgesses on the 1 uesday. Wednesday and Thursday next following the feast of Pente- cost. and a weohlv market on Saturdays. It was granted to the bailiff and bur- gesses that they might baiid a gaol and guildhall for the keeping of prisoners and hold the "hundred" or oourt when necessary. There was no select body appointed bv the charter, but the bailiff and burgesses were I empowered to make reasonable bye-lawe for the gcod government, profit and improve- ment of the borough. No charter appeiiivs to have been granted cf later da+e than the confirmation of Eliza- beth. The charter, however, has rot governed the practice of the corporation, and the charter itself and the ancient cor- poration books w'ere lost for many ye'trs, and the oornoration for a Icng time post has had little more than a nominal exist- ence. The officers and members of the corpora- tion are :—The bailiff, recorder, town clerk, two rfrwe bearers, six constables, and bur- gesses. The bailiff is elected in the manner I prescribed by the charter. He acts as cor- oner. without fee; he commits offenders in the first instance to the lockup house in the town. Thev are committed to the county gaol by a county magistrate's warrant. He apoemts the constables,^ who act his o-rdcrs. The present bailiff is also recorder. No salary or emolument is at pres-ent re- ceived by the bailiff. The recorder has been hitherto appointed bv the lard of the manor of Hervryn- Sorest and Llandovery during his will and' pleasure. The present recorder, however, was elected by the bailiff and burges a year ago, and believes himself to be elected during good behaviour. The iuri,-diction of the borough, both criminal and civil, has long fallen into com- plete disuse. It appears bv an old book in the private possession of the present bailiff that actions for the recovery of large sums (in o:v> instance c-t. CI,000, and in several instances of sums from B50 to £ 600) were formerly brought into the bailiff's court and the court was much resc-rted to. This is no vestige of the criminal jurisdiction described in the charter, either as being exercised' by the bailiff or the lord of the manor. The bailiff and burgesses are possessed of the town hall (which_ is let «s a schoolroom) and a building adjoining, the tolls of the Whitsuntide f3.1T granted by the charter; and standings in the market. The property produces about B52 a year. The Corporation also possessed of about 80 acres of woodlands called the "Poor Grove." 1:1 this grove the poor of the town cut firewo:>d, although it is believed that the I right is limited to the gTOve is said to be worth about £ 1,000. The popu- lation of Llandovery was in 1821. 1,292; and 1831, 1.7Go. Tlv? number of houses in the latter year was 357. The town is small, but the houses a.nd population are increasing. No manu- facture is c^rred on in cr near the town. -Iin* Ul:ujlia.;H,J ccll.^l.-t JUI Uiv> uKtefc part of shopkeepers a-nU agricultural labourers The present town olerk was appointed by the lord of the manor to hold his office dur- ing pleasure. This mode of appointment, like that of the recorder, is disputed by the burgesses, who. with the bailiff daim right, of election for themselves. The present town clerk has been resident for some years abroad. There are no duties or emoluments attached to the office. The two mace bearers are appointed in the manner prescribed by the charter. Ow- ing to the discontinuance of the courts and the loss of the mace (of which the fragments only exist) three officers have now no duties to perform, except calling the bailiff's courts and keeping order therein, amd attending- the bailiff upon a.ny public occasion. They receive five shillings each from the new bailiff, and one shilling upon the admission of burgesses. There are six constables (one for each ward) appointed by the bailiff, and acting under his control. They receive fees on the execution of warrants, but none of them has any regular salary. The burgesses are elected at the same court and in the same manner as the bailiff. They are elected from the respectable in- habitants. and lately from persons having property though not inhabiting within the borough. The number of resident burgesses in 1661 was 87, and in 1734 about 36. The present number cf resident burgesses is about ZO.
STEVEDORE'S DEATH. SWANSEA WIFE'S HABITS, CORONER'S SEVERE STRICTURES. An inquest was held at Union Inn, Tort Tennant, on Monday, relative to the ceatb. of Joseph Crstchley (45), 2, Danygraig-ter- race. St. Thomas, stevedore, who died at dinner. C. Cratchley, brother, said deceased had been ailing for some time. He had told bis mates that he would not be a long liver. Coroner Did he live comfortably with his wife? Witness. Yes, air at times. Was there any question of quarrelling?— I could not say. At times they lived peace- fully. Was he addicted to drink?—Just like any- body else. He Lad some every day. You have no reason to think he was neg- le,ct-ed"-He stopped on the dock too many hours. Dr. Alban Evans attributed deatii to syn- cope. Coroner When deceased came home more or less unwell, did you notice any signs that the woman w-js intoxicated. W itnees: She was in a curious state. I t.hought it was owing to her husband's death. Florence Bowley. servant in deceased's employ, said that when deceased came home on Thursday evening he did not appear to be ill. Coroner: Where was Mrs. Cratchley? Witness: In the house, sitting in a chair. Continuing, witness said that during the Dlght deceased was groaning. He had Lad a glass. On Friday morning deceased was iymg on a mat' before the fire. Mrs. Cratch- ley said be was only frightening them. Coroner: Did you notice any-biwd about the fender? Witness I did not. I am not responsi- ble. In reply to a juryman, witness said that Mrs. Crat-cidey was not sober, but none the worse for drink. Coroner: Cou mean she was quietly drunk? Witness: Yjs, sir. The Coroner said that the nasty aspect of the case was that Mrs. CratchIey was, to the general knowledge of the neighbours, a con- firmed drunkard. When the man became ill he was treated as if he were :>uimming or joking, and had the woman been looking after the house he would probably have been well. The servant girl seemed to have done more for him than his wife. It vas a dis- graceful state of affairs. He was not looked after by a decent and respectable wifoe. He (th-e Coroner) hoped she would drop this hor- rible drink. Now that she was a widow she would probably find it more difficult to live after losing a good husband. The jury returned a verdict of "Death from Natural Causes." I
LLANSAMLET WAGON REPAIRER'S Ii WAGES. CLAIM AGAINST COMPANY, BANK, AND RECEIVER. At Swansea County Court on Tuesday (before Mr. Ruegg, K.C.), William Saun- ders. Neath-road, Llansamlet, wagon re- pairer, was plaintiff in a case in which the co-defendants were the Aber Wagon Com- pany, Ltd., the Metropolitan Bank, and David Roberts. The claim was for 214 6s. lid., wages due, and a dec! a ration was asked for that plain- tiff was entitled to preferential payment from the assets of the Aber Wagon Com- pany, and that the bank and receiver (Mr. Dd. Roberts) were liabla to pay the wages from the saie of the company's assets. Mr. R. T. Lcyson was for the pltaintiff, and Mr. Lewis Richards (instructed by Messrs. Hart- lar.i Lewis, isaac and Watkins) represented the bank, and Mr Roberts. Mr. Leyson said that there was no dis- pute as to facts except as regards Ul 15s. for one week's wages. Plaintiff worked under the Aber Company until Mr. David Roberts, who was appointed by Metro- politan Bank, stepped into possession of the assets, upon which the bank claimed a float- ing charge. The claim was that the pay- ment of these wages should be given prior- ity, whereas defendant Roberts wanted to be allowed his expenses and a number of otliier payments in priority, as if he was the liquidator in a winding up. Plaintiff said his claim was correct, and Mr. Leyson, putting in accounts, showed the receipts from the company's assets to tie £ 180. He submitted plaintiff was in the position of a prior mortgagee. Mr. Lewis Kicbards contended that de- fendants were entitled to appoint a receiver. They had done so, and Mr. Roberts had acted legally in protecting the property for the benefit of all concerned. The works were tenanted from the Llansamlet Chemical Company, the only access being over a sid- ing which remained the Chemical Company s property, and when Mr. Roberts went in to realise, the company said Unless vou pay us the rent yon shan't come mto the works. The receiver could not realise until he paid what was doe, and Mr. Roberts did what he was legally entitled to on behalf of the debenture-holders. He therefore submitted that Mr. Roberts was entitled to have his expenses paid. His Honour said according to Mr. Rich- ards' argument a debenture holder could put a receiver in and might carry on the business for years. It seemed to him to be folly. Mr. Pochards: On, that would be un- reasonablte! y His Honour That s what I say. (Laugh- ter.) Mr. Lev son said there had been cases such as his Honour had supposed. Mr. Richards submitted that, according to his Honour's construction the moment a "receiver went in, whether there were assets or not the workman was entitled to be paid Mr. Leyson As soon as he seizes the Mr. Richards plaintiff oould oniv benefit if it could bfc proved that payments other than those legitimately necessary for the preservation of the property, had been made. His Honour found for Sannaers for the amount claimed, and f Mr. Leyson, asking for costs, said this was a test action. Altogether about £ 40 was involved. Mr. Richards opposed. '*We have done r nothing wrong or improper," he said, and it falls on the unfortunate bank." (Laugh- j tCT.) His Hoacur I shal give costs on Scale B. STAY OF EXECUTION GRANTED. At a later hour, MT. Richards pleaded for stay of execution for fourteen daya, with leave to appeal. Mr. Leyson thought they had 'stayed*' long enough. (Laughter.) They had been' very complacent for a long time, and it was not necessary for such a large bank. His Honour granted the application.
FOOTBALL NOTES. (By ;;(W A TAA.") .Before Swansea can have any hopes ox de- leating Cardiff a great change will have to take The lorm of the All Whites against Aberavon on Saturday was faT be- low the usual standard, and had the Red and Blacks been smart at taking advantage of their opponents' mistakes they would have put another complexion on the result. T'ae All Whites' forwards played fairly well in the first, ten minutes of the game, bnt after that they were invariably beaten by the opposing eight. They did not scrum- mage- at aji well, and Aberavon had the ball as often their way as had Swansea. Then, again, there is a fault with the backs, and it is a rather bad one too. The ball is sent out to the centre, who runs as far as he is allowed without being tackled, but, instead of his trying to double back and so cheat the defence, he throws the ball to the wing man, who is cornered almost as soon as he receives the ball, and has very little or no chance at all of extricating himself from what is sometimes a curious position. This occurred on many occasions on Saturday, and if this kind of tihing is done in the Car- diff match, then Swansea stand a very poor cha-nce indeed of winning. It only requires a little thought on the part of the man who lias possession of the ball, and then this kind of play would easily be avoided. It is to be regretted that t'he referee took such steps as to order Hunt, of Swansea, and an Aberavon player off the field, close upon the call of time. I think that if careful enquiry were made into tb.- matter it would be found that neither the Aberavon noT the Swansea man should have been sent off. In the course of a short chat with an Aberavon player, I was enlightened on the subject, and had the facte cf t,he case put before me This is how it occurred. Swansea were at- tacking, and Joe Evans, the right wing for Swansea, had put in a splendid run, and had apparently crossed th Aberavon line, when two of the visiting side tackled him and rushed him back into the field of play. Hunt, seeing this, went to the soene, and tried to force his way across, and in the meantime another Avon player had arrived. There was a general scramble for the ball, and Hunt's hand accidentally came in con- tact with an Aberavon player's face, and the result was that the two were ordered off. Tlh:■ player who received the smack said there was not t'he slightest doubt but that the How was an accidental one, and that Hunt should not have been ordered off. The Aberavon man was innocent too. It was the player who received the blow that put his hands up, and this he ded to defend himself, for he was on his back on the ground, and was afraid of being trampled upon. So when the Union know t'he full state of affairs they should pass a verdict of not guilty. The chief point of interest for me in the match was to see how Harry Fuller would acquit himself in this, his first appearance for the premier team in Swansea and. while a, little disappointed with him, I considered that he quite justified his selection. The way he took some of the passes, whiah we most awkwardly given him, was splendid, and he also pasted witih judgment. The chief fault with him was that he smed to get- out of his place and over-run the man with the ball. In the first ten minutes this was very noticeable, but as the game wore on it was seen that he was coming out of it, and learning to keep in his place. Two of the tries which were scored Fuller could have registered himself easily, for he was practically over the. line when he gave the ball away on each occasion. This tends to show that he is not inclined to be selfish, which is a great point with a three-quarter. Nowadays, young three-quarters wi,ih to show what they can do, and the result often- times is that they come to grief, and mar their display. I consider it certain that Fuller is a "'cert. for his place in the third line next season, together with Llew. Davies, who was injured whilst playing against Car- diff. If any people went to St. Helen's ex- pecting to see Jack Davies, of the Second fifteen working the scrum, but when the team fielded it was seen that Owen was in his accustomed place. Owen was selected to play with Davies as reserve, but the re- port got in circulation tha.t the former was standing down, and Davies would play. I think tha.t th ? Committee could very well have played Davies on Saturday, for it is certain that Owen cannot last for ever, and it is quite on the boards that he will before long don the cap of retirement. So it be- hoves olir easy-going Committee to look out for a substitute. I know of inside halves whom the Swansea Committee could fairly give a trial1, and I think they would satisfy that body, and be announced a coming men. Swansea has long been famous for her half-backs, and we should strive to maintain that reputation, but we shall never have another pair like the Brothers James. To return to the match. It was spoiled to a great extent by the visiting half-backs, who were repeatedly off-side, and were penalised times out of number, Harris being aNs:) cautioned. Several: times Jones and Harris were both round on Owen before he could move, and very often before the ball was out at the .scrum. The pilan of cam- paign of the offenders was to keep an eye on the referee, and when that official did not happen to be looking round they wouio go on t-o Owen, who, however, would gener- ally get the best of matters with the two of them. Bancroft) at back put in somet spten- did kicks at times, yet on other occasions his touch-finding left a lot to be desired. Gordon, on the wing, was a trifle slow, but he did not let his side down. Fuller has been alluded to above. Willie Arnold was good individually, and some of his douBiing was excellent. Joe Evans used his speed to advantage. Trow at outside nali failed to take a few simple passes from Owen. In the first part oil the game he showed a ten- dency to hang on to the ball a little too long, but he scon gave up thib after he was grassed a few times. Owen, although pes- tered a deal1 by the off-side play of hia ap- ponents, was not up to his usual form, and lie seems to have locst much of his old-time trickiness. The forwards could have aone better aJl-round. The best of them were Hunt, Morgan, Joseph, and up to the time of his injury, when he left the field, Mumbles Davies. Jenkins at full-back for Aberavon, was poor, and very often failted to field the ball. There was a lack of co- hesion amongst the backs. All praise must however be accored to the forwards, who put up a sSturdy fight, and gave the home eight plenty to do in the louse. The pick were Kenefick, Mathews and Leyson. In conclusion, it was far from being a good game. The surprise packet in Rugby football oo Saturday was the defeat- of Scotland by Eng- land at Inverleifh. By this victory England once again takes possession of the Calcutta Cup The score was a correct indication of the gaiine, and the triumph was thoroughly deserved. The outstanding feature of the match was the usefulness, adaptability, and splendid combination of the English backs. It was a glorious victory from an End sh point of view. The Scottish three-quarter tin was coma-dared fast, but several times in the course of the game Simpson and Ba-pihael, the English wingers, showed the opposition a cleam pair of heels. A very gfcrifcing characteristic of the Scottish backs wtiS their poor defence, and time and again the Enigii sihmen eluded their dutches. The English forwards rose to the occasion grandly, and the unexpected opposition seemed to knock the Scotsmen off their gsuine and deprive them of the dash andi abandon which characterised their plaiy against Wales paid Ireland. In the open the Eauglishimeai dribbled effectively, and the pack wore bet- ter than did the Scots, who seemed pretty well done up at the finish. For once in a way, E. D. S mson seemed to have more than -eiiongrh to tto at half-back, and J. Peters frequently had "the budge" on him. Inter- national relations this season seem somewhat tangded, a.nd although an English aide'in- variably seems more or less inspired, when it meats Scotland, a general comment in Edinburgh on Saturday night was to the effect that if the English Union had chosen ite last teacn first, the International rocoTd ■would have been more flattering to England.
Rev. John Davies, Wern, V-'talyfera. lec- tured on "Japan" on Saturc at the new Rhiwfawr Schools. MT. J. Howe lis, Hendre- forgan Farm, presided.
I TINPLATE DEPRESSION. I AT LEAST AN WORKS ON I NOTICE." EMPLOYERS ASKED TO CONVENE A MEETING. ir. Ivor H. Gwynne, Otarv to the Tin and Sheet Millmen's Association, in his last report to members makes an"ini|)Oi*ant suggestion of vital interest to the trader A few months ago Mr. GWYIhIle pr/aiited out. that the prospects in the tinplate trade for the future were anything but bright, and tue fact that there are—to use Mr. Gwymae's words—"at least a dozen works now on notice, and a few entirely closed down, is proof of what I them predicted." Mr. Gwynne prooeo& "It is gratifying to realise that although we are now passing through a period of de- pression in no quarter of the trade has any attempt been made to extend reductions from the wages of the men. This is prim- arily due to the existence of the Conciliation Board, and also the fact that the employers are convinced of the truth of the doctrine taught by the men's leaders years ago, that reductions in wages were no advantage to them, and only created dissatisfaction, strife and trouble, and caused fluctuations in the market, to the detriment of all concerned." After alluding to the causes bringing about the depression,-the report istates-t "Prom present indications, there does not appear any hopes of relief, and unless some redeema.ble feature is forthcoming in the near future we shall not be surprised to find half the mills closed down. Under con- ditions and circumstances of this nature it is a great pity that there xlces not exist a better understanding between the employers iin the trade. The Employers' Association only cover a little over half the mills in the trade, though the rate of wages fixed by the Board is the recognised rate in all works, whether in the Association or not. Yet when it is necessary for employers to take, as it were, joint action, apart from the men, the Association is unable to sway its power under such conditions. "It is evident from the present indica- tions that there is only one source from which the trade can expect relief. Every employer in the trade will admit this every employer is anxious to adopt it, but wQo shall beli the cat? The trade needs restrict- ing its output. There are more plates mann- factured to-day than are required. In fact, the market is glutted, and the manufac- turers are in the hands of the merchants— prices are governed, and controlled by hem. Let the Employers' Association convene a general meeting and discuss the matter, pro viding they are unanimous that this course should be adopted. "They may rely upon the men giving 28 days' notice on the first Monday in 1:(,t month to stop for a week or fortnight in all the works outside the Association, and the very fact of mentioning this would bring about a relief in the price of raw materials, an I also have a tendency to stiffen the cell- ing price of tinplates. As things exist- to- day one employer hopes that the other will b compelled to stop, and thus secure the relief 'vithout he himself taking part at all. This may be business, yet it is very selfish. All will admit that the causes which brought about the present depression are only tem- porarily. and only need temporary re'ief, and if all participate in bringing this about now, before it goes too far, much good will have been done to all concerned, and depen- dent upon the trade."
LLANSAMLET CONCERT. EMINENT ARTISTES: REFINED PROGRAMME. A high class concert was held at Bethel Charol, Llansamlet. The principal artistes were Miss Gertrude Woodall (soprano), Miss Gwiadys Roberts (contralto), gold medallist, R.A.M. Mr. Gwilym Ricliards (tenor), winner of the Joseph Maas, Goldberg, Rut- son, and Evil! prizes lT. Albert Garcia (baritone) Herr. Heinrich Fiedlierr, the Polish violinist; and Mr. Tom D. Jones, of Morriston, accompanist. Messrs. Ben Evans and Co., Skansea, had ta.-u room. Miss Wooda.11 was heard to advantage in I My dearest hea-rt," and "April morn"; whist the powerful and melodious voicing of Miss Roberts' "St. Agnes Efcre," and her favourite old Welsh song, Yr hen bennill adroddai fy nhad," captured the audience. Mr. Albert Garcia. put much sympathetic f-rce into his song, Thou'rt passing hence," and anot-beT of Cymru's favourites "0 na fyddai'n haf o hyd," finely rendered by Mr. G, Richards, brought forth the usual out- burst of native enthusiasm. Herr H. Fied- ler delighted the audience with a Chopin nocturne and dance, accompanied by Mr. T. D. Jones. The quartet, Brightly dawns our wed D. Jones. The quartet, Brightly dawns our wed ding day," was one of the richest musical treats heard in Llansamlet. Arrangements ¡ had been admirably carried out, Mr. Rich- ard Rees being chairman of the committee, and Messrs. Moreton Davies and D. Geo. Evans, joint hon. secretaries.
ST. PATRICK'S DAY. THE CELEBRATIONS AT SWANSEA. The Swansea celebrations of St. Patrick's Day were continued on Saturday evening, when the "record" demonstration was part- nered by a "record" dance in St. Joseph's Hall, which was so largely attended that dancing was quite adventurous. The aug- mented St. Joseph's Quadrille Band (Mr. T. Crowley conductor) played a programme of seventeen pieces of dance music, and Messrs. E. Anderson, T. Retekin, and W. Barry were the courteous and energetic M.C.'s. CANON COLGAN ON THE PATRON SAINT. On Sunday large congregations attended the special services at St. Joseph's Church, when Canon Colgan, of Hereford, delivered a panegyric on Ireland's Patron Saint. He traced St. Patrick's first introduction to the Emerald Isle; how as a shepherd lad he first saw the need of capturing the barbaric and pagan land for Christianity; how he went away and subsequently returned as the missioner to the island, converting the greatt King of Tara, and through him the whole country, ordaining iff" his lifetime there, even in those semi-pagan times of 432, no less than 2,000 priests and 800 bishops. This it was that had so wonderfully in- stilled that traditional love of faith in the hearts of the Irish. St. Patrick loved his country, and loved it that day. Might they all be worthy children of the Saint—worthy of country and religion. In the morning the choir sang Dom Perosi's "Male Voice Ma>ss," and Mr. J. Sweeney sang as a solo Burn's "Ave Maria. Father Tunnicliffe officiated. The hymn, "Hail, Glorious St. Patrick," was Bung by the congregation at the close. In the even- ing the panegyric was continued, Canon Colgan pointing out how Irish missionaries went to Wales, among other countries, carrying the "torches" of the faith. Ire- land was then a "land of learning." The procession on Saturday is officially seated to have been the largest Irish demon- stration ever held in Swansea.
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r THE LATE ALD. WM. WATKINS J.P., SWANSEA. i REMAINS OF WELL-KNOWN TOWNS. MAN LAID TO REST. The remains of the late Alderman William Watkins, J.P., Ashleigh House, Ffynone, were interred at Mumbles Cemetery on Sat- urday afternoon amid manifestations of pub- lic sympathy. Indeed, it has been many a day since such a demonstration of public grief was shown in the ancient borough, and the glorious spring day also brought out hundreds, who watched the cortege going through the streets to the Mumbles Road. The order of procession was —The borough police, under Capt. Colquhoun; members of public bodies carriages containing Mr John White, J.P. (managing director), and Mr. D. S. luomae and Mr. H. Brown, repre- senting Messrs. Ben Evans and Co., who carried out the funeral errangements; car- riage containing the Rev. T. Sinclair Evaa* (Castle-street Chapel, of which the deceased gentleman was a member), Rev. Evan Jen- kins (W alter-road Congregational Church), the officiating ministers; carriage contain- ing Dr. D. Arthur Davies and Dr. D. Griffiths, Pontardulais; carriage full of beautiful floral tributes; and then the j Washington car bearing the remains. The body was encased in a shell, with an outer coffin of unpolished oak, with solid brass fittings, the breastplate bearing the inscrip- tion :—"William Watkins, died March 14th, 1906, aged 73 years." Covering the coffin were h family wreaths, all of which bore í cards with very touching inscriptions. Fol- lowing the car were the mourners and friends, as follows:—First carriage—Mr. H. Horatio Watkins (son), Ma&ter Bertie Watkins (grandson), Mr. J. E. Fisher (son- in-law). Second carriage iAIr. Geo. Isaac and Mr. Edgar Reyner (sons-in-law), Mas- ter Haydn Parry (grandson). Third car- ) rlage-Mr John Williams (Lulais House), Mr. D. C. John (deputy town clerk), Mr. W. H. Michael (Russell-street), Mr. David ) Williams (Russell-street). Fourth carriage r —The Mayor of Swansea (Mr. Gwilym Mor- 1 gan), Mr. J. Jones Lewis (Richmond Vil- t las), Mr. Edward Jenkins (Pontardulais), Mr. John Thomas (town clerk). Fifth, car- riage—Mr. John Williams (Dulais House), las), Mr. Edward Jerkins (Pontardulais), J. R. Gibbs (Norfolk-street). Sixth carriage —Mr. William Williams (Wern), Mr. Rees Williams (Landore), Mr. B. H. Freeman (Gwernednon), (directors of the clayton Tin- plate Company, Ltd.). Seventh and eighth carriage--Tlle, Staff of the Clayton Tinplate Works, as follows Messrs. E. Jenkins, Dd. Rees, J. Griffiths, W. Williams, D. Wil- liams, J. M. Hall, E. Hall, E. Davies, J. Allen (stationmaster, Pontardulais). Ninth and tenth carriage—Directors of the Pontar- dulais Chemical Works: Dr. Dd. Griffiths, Messrs. S. Williams, Rees Harries, Thos. Davies, R. H. Sampson, David Richards, W. Bright.. A number of private car- riages followed. The cortege left Ashleigh at two o'clock, and it comprised nearly 40 mourning coaches and carriages. The route was via St. James'-crescent, Walter-road, Phillips-par- ade, and M'umbles road by the Baths. In addition to the names already mentioned, t.here were at the funeral: —Mr. W. Graham Vivian, Sir Robert Morris, Bart., Sir Griffith Thomas, Dr. Leonard Isaac, 1T. Tudor Isaac, Mr. Oakley Walters, Mr. Hy. Billings, MT. Benjamin Bennett (Bennett Bros.), Ald. David Jenkins, Rev. W. Gibbon, Mr. W. Edwards (draper), Mr. Ernest Watkins (re- presentative Sir John Jones Jenkins), Messrs. Lloyd Bros., Mr. William James, Councillor Morgan Tutton, Rev. Gomer Lewis, Mr; A. Mackenzie (Cray manager), Coun. J. De- vonald, Coun. J. W. Cadwallaftlr, Coun. Benjamin Thomas, Mr. J. Oriel, Mr. S. Williams, Mr. J. Jeffreys, Mr. J. M. Thomas, Dr. Jabez Thomas, Coun. David Ma,tthews, Mr. Robert Nash, Dr. Ebenezer Davies, Ald. Howel Watkins, Coun. Moy Evans, Mr. John Gla&brook, J.P., Mr. Gladstone Davies, Mr. T. J. Davies, Mr. Joseph Davies (Glyneollen), Mr. John Thomas (St. Thomas), Mr. F. Cory Y30, Mr. Wm. Walters, J.P., Mr. Ernest Davies, Coun. A. Sinclair, Mr. Walter Rees (Welsh Rugby Union), Mr. Herschell Jones, Mr. David Davies, Mr. J. D. Lodwig, Ex-Coun. David Davies, Mr. J. T. Davies, Coun. T. T. Corker, Coun. W. Tarr, Aid. E. G. Pro- theroe, Mr. Aeron Thomas, Ex-M.P., Mr. Stobo Andrews, Mr. W. H. Edwards, J.P., Mr. W. Thomas, Mr. G. H. B. Shaddick, and the following deacons of Caatle-street Chapel (Messrs. L. Langdon, J. Foxall, D. Lloyd, D. Mathews, Evan Jenkins, J. C. Gorvin, James Webbern, A. Howells and T. W. Lott). Among those who joined the cortege at the cemetery were: Messrs. David Roberts, J.P., W. Williams, D. Roberts, J.P., J. Davies (once a representative of the firm of Messrs. Thomas, Watkins and Jenkins), Evan Lewis, J. Davies, R. H. Wyrill, W. Thomas, Symonds, D. W. Davies, T. Rees, D. Arthur Re, Geo. Davies, D. R. Knoyle, Coun. Morgan Hopkin, Gwynne Brader, David James (tramway manager), Principal Trevor Owen, Coun. Dr. Latimer Dr. Howel Thomas, iI. H. Howton, W. Cox (solicitor), T. W. Thomas, C. Prussmon, W. Brown, Jacob Jenkins, A. 0. Schenk, A. Francis, Brinley Jones, John Davies, S. E. Thompson (libra.rian), A. B. Davies, W. Hut- ton, A. F. Fcaiherstone, John Jones (Hafod), Geo. Corfield, George Bowen, D. Arthur Davies, D. Jones, J. Lova.tt Owen, C. G. Watkins, David Meager. Wreaths were sent from his Children and Grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Rayner and family, "The Tenants of Rhondda-street," "The Servants at Ashleigh," "The Clayton Staff," Mr. and Mrs. John Williams and family, Miss W. M. Richards, Mr. and Oakleigh Walters, Mrs. Hughes and family (Sketty Isha), Sir John and Miss Elaine Jen- kins, Mr. David Williams, Mr. W. H. Michael, Mr. W. F. Michael. Major Mrs. Charles Wright, MIrs. David Lsaac and family, Mr. and Mrs. Peter D. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nash, Mr. and Mrs. Da- vies (Cardigan), Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Davies, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Evans, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Rocke and family, Mr. and Mrs. William Walters, Mrs. Soourfield and Mr. Bcourfield, Mrs. Freeman and Mr. Bryn Freeman, Mr. and MTP. Meredith Thomas MT. W. J. Ree«. Mr. Chas. Strick, Rev. and Mrs. Evan Jenkins, Mr. and Mrs. J. Jonee Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Eccles (High Sheriff) Messrs. Henry Ratli and Son, "The Minis!! ter, Church and Deacons at Castle-street Cha-pet," Mr. Christopher Gorvin, Mr. and Mrs. Henscbej .J.m."A. "The Chair and Organ- ist of Castle-atwaet Chapel," Mr. and Mrs. George Gray, iir. and Mrs. D. C. Johai, "The Manager, Officials and Warfcroeji at the Cray Water Wwig," Mr. and Mrs. Peacock, "The Mar- and CcKponrtaon of Swansea," Mr. Mm laft. The last rites at tbe gravesida, perfonaad by the Rev. T. Sinclair Evaaa, vmm iuj touching, and all presant hik tiwa Smmnob had lost a noble citimm
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