NAVAL DISASTER. BRITISH TORPEDO BOAT SUNK. SEVEN SEAMEN DROWNED. A Lloyd's telegram states:—British tor- pedo boat, No. 56, capsized -u Port Said during Thursday night, aad seven men were damned. HALF THE CREW GONE. The Press Association adds:—Torpedo- ttoat 56 was manned by a crew of iiitoen, to that presumably one-half of those aboard were rescued. The boat was one of a class of twenty torpedo craft built at Chiswick in 1886. She bad a length of IZ7! feet, and was of 60 tons displacement, while her engines of 700 '.ndi, cated horse-power realised a speed of 21 knots an hour. NO ADMIRALTY NEWS YET. The Admiralty has not yet received official news of the capsizing of the torpedo- boat, No. 56, but has no reason to doubt the accuracy of Lloyd's report. It is stated at the Admiralty that there would probablv be about 30 men aboard. CAPSIZED IN A STORM. 'rieuwr'a Special Telegram). Port Said, Friday.—The British torpedo boat No. 56 capsized in a storm at half-past one this morning off Damietta. Sevan Cten were drowned. NAMES OF THE DttOWNED MEN. The Press Association states that the Secretary to the Admiralty has received the following telegram "Regret to report torpedo-boat 56 capsized and sank while in tow of the Arrogant lati- tude north 41-46, longitude east 31-32. Fol- lowing missing: Andrew Puliar, first-class petty officer; Leonard Anstey, A.B.; Fre- derick Pmder, engine-room artificer third class; Patrick Sheehan, stoker, petty offi- cer; and the following stokere: Lewis Bat- ley, William T. Tod, and George F. Rason."
HERMAPHRODITE CHILD. CURIOUS PHENOMENON AT CARDIFF An inquest was hekl at Cardiff on Thurs- day touching the death of Francis Knight, the hermaphrodite child of Henry Knight, commercial traveller, Penylan-road. The mother said the child, which had been delicate from birth, was so formed that it was impossible to tell whether it was a boy or girl. Dr. Boyd, who made a post-mortem ex- amination, said death was due to a clot of blood on the aorta. A post-mortem was the only means of ascertaining the sex of t-d child, which he found to be a girt. A verdict of "Death from natural causes" was returned.
THOUGHTS FOR CHRISTIAN ENDEAVOURERS. STRIKING ADDRESS BY REV. H. ELVET LEWIS. IMPRESSIVE SERVICE AT A SWANSEA I CHAPEL. The seventh annual convention of the National Christian Endeavour Union ot Wales concluded at Swansea on Thursday evening at St. Andrew's Church. Rev. E. Nicholas, Swansea, presided over a crowded audience. The Chairman thanked them tor having conferred upon him the presidency twelve months ago. Rev. H. Elvet Lewis, of London, f ormerly of Llaaefly, then )()ke.. The points of the speech were:— The danger of the 20th century is tint busy, hard-working men forget to pray. Every life must have its devotio 11 side as well as its practical side. Cultivate the spirit of prayer. He wonM go further, and say-cultivate the habit of ptftyer. Some imagine that the season of prayer .nded with the revival. In many churches prayer meetings were despised—yes, in many they were laughed OL Some people pray Tocg prajyere. It is not a modern invention. It was easy for people to pray twelve iBonths ago. It then became the common every-day speech of the people. He had visi^'i ranv English churches lo tell the story of the Welsh revival. The most appreciative audience is constituted of forking men. All Christian Endeavoorers ought to hoki open-air meetings. If they had no one who would speak for twenty minutes, get ten to speak for two minutes.. The revival had given splendid material— it waM only material. Philosophy had become tired of bemg mar terialistic. Science had become weary of it. At the close of El vet's address he com- menced the singing of "Lead Kindly Light," the congregation fo&wing. It was ren- dered most fervently, many being reduced to tears. A consecration service was held after- wards.
COUNCIL TRAMWAYS NEAR MORRISTON. ALLEGED TRESPASS: QUESTION OF INDEMNITY. THIRD PARTY ACTION BEFORE KING'S BENCH. The action of Williams v. the Glamorgan County Council, Nicholl third party, was held on Friday, before Mr. Justice Ridley aDd Mr. Justice Darling, sitting as a di- visional Court in the King's Bench Division, appeal by the third party from a decision if Judge Williams at Swansea County Court. Mr. S. T. Evans, K.CL, said plaintiff, John if Judge Williams at Swansea County Court. Mr. S. T. Evans, K.CL, said plaintiff, John Williams, sued the County Council, and the Council issued a third party not ice fktiminfr an indemnity over against his client, John Nichotl, in the result that the judge gave judgment in favour of plaintiff against the Council for £ 30 of the £ 45 claimed, and he held that Nicholl had bound himeelf to indemnify the Council against any such claim. The only question was whether this was a ease which th') Council had a right to say that Nicholl had contracted to indemnify them. The facte were that the Coancil, having obtained pow- er* to construct a }ight rauway along the Morriston Road, resolved to widen the road. Plaintiff, who was a tenant under Nicholl, complained that the defendants' contractors and workmen had vrongfnlly trespassed on his land, and pulled down and removed his hedges without his permission, and boo wrongfully taken possession of a strip ot plaintiff's land, leaving his fields open to ►he road. The circumstances under which the Council claimed an indemnity were these:—After negotiations between the Council and Nicholl a deed of dedication was entered into between them, and it was oo that deed the judge held that the Coun< ii were entitled to claim against Nicholl. By that agreement the verdor, Nicholl, agreed to accept JS67 from the Council Îl; lieu of the Council erecting fences along this land, and £.50 for his interest in the hnid. In consideration of this he dedicated all his interest in the land, subject to and without prejudice to all rights and claims of i;.i3 lessees and tenants. In that deed they were only dealing with the interest of the landlord, and they could not deal with th« interest of the tenant. Here they had tres- passed on the tenant's **•»!, and the County Court judge had wrongly read into that deed an undertaking to indemnify the Coun- cil against any action for trespass by Nich- oil's tenant. Mr. Eldon Bankes, K.C., for the Council, supported the judgment, and argued two legal points on which he submitted that on the terms of the agreement the Council wer,5 entitled to an indemnity from Nicholl. Their Lordships held that the judgment could not be supported in law, and they therefore allowed the appeal and entered judgment in favour of Mr. Nicboll, with
IRISH GOVERNMENT. BILL NEXT SESSION. The Standard writes We understand that the most important measure of the next session is likely to be a Local Government Bill for Ireland. In this way the Government will endeavour to redeem its pledge made regarding Ireland in the King's Speech. The Bill is likely to be a compromise between Devolution and Home Rule.
NEATH ASSESSMENTS. REPORT TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. The report of the Neath Assessment Com- mittee to the Local Government Board shows gross rateable value on the 25th of March, 1906, of £559,644 Is. 6d.—an in- crease of £32,110 166- The rateable value of land was JB19,730 5s. —an increase over 1905 of JE75 15s. The rateable value of buildings, railways, col- lieries, etc., was £ 314,869 16s.—an increase over 1905 of £7,138.. During the year 176 appeals were disposed of, in 79 of which relief was granted.
ANGLO-RUSSIAN ENTENTE. NEGOTIATIONS FOR AGREEMENT. Saturday's "Standard" states :—"The re- ports which have appeared in the semi- official Press of Berlin that an Anglo-Rus- sian agreement is a fait accompli is another case of intelligent anticipation of facts. "Though we are in a position to state that an understanding is nearer now than st any previous time, and that it is correct to say that the desire on both sides for an understanding has been firmiy established, yet before any definite agreement can be arrived at there is a wide field of discussion to be dealt with, which must occupy a con- siderable period." The general outline of such an agreement, as given by the "Standard," in brief leaves the situation unchanged in Tibet, China, and Afghanistan. The integrity of the Turkish Emperor is to be respected. British interests are to be recognised as predom- inant in Southern Persia, and Russian in- terests in Northern Persia. The agreement is expressly stated to include nothing hos- tile to Germany.
BEN. DAVIES. EMINENT TENOR AT SWANSEA. The eminent tenor, Mr. Ben Da vies, is at present on a visit to his relatives at Belle Vue street, Swansea. He has just concluded his eleventh tour in the United States, and met many Welsh peole there. At Salt Lake City and Denver he gave a couple oi Welsh songs with extraordinary effect, and at the close several hundred people shook hands with him. Mr. Davies was much struck with the num- ber of Neath people he met at Denver. The scenery of the Rockies he describes as superbly gTand. His present arrangements for the future are to remain in England for some time, although he has had an offer to tour Australia as well as another invitation to visit America. He has tf:, sing at seven concerts in Dublin the week after next, and will after- wards appear at the Handel Festival in Lon- don for the fifth time. A tour with Madame Patti through Eng- land and Scotland follows. He is not due to sing again at Swansea. until next spring.
BANKRUPT SWANSEA DRAPER. SEARCHING QUESTIONS UNDER .1 PUBLIC EXAMINATION. GOODS. DISPOSAL OF LARGE QUANTITIES OF GOODS. [ At Swansea Bankruptcy Court on Friday < kthe examination was resumed of Israel Stroud, wholesale draper, 13, Prince of Waies'-road, lately of 118, High-street, who had £ 640 deficiency. Mr. A. Andrews appeared for the trustee (Mr. Collins, Bristol), Mr. E. Harris repre- sented a creditor, and Mr. David Seline was for debtor. Mr. Andrews questioned debtor as to his goods account, which showed that in November stock amounted to JB125. Debtor admitted that be ccrcld not say the actual value. Was it (the amoont) put in to balance the account?—It was, as near as I could guess. Mr. Andrews suggested to defendant that a Mm. Collier had estimated the value at JB30C or PAOO. "In February another cre- ditor," so Mr. Andrews said, "could hardly get into the shop becauae it was so full of goods. Debtor: Ob no. Were the goods not piled up on the counter, windows and shelves Tight round? -The shelves were always full, of course. And you say that when you were bankrupt the stock Was worth £ 75?—Yes. In examination oa the accounts, debtor re- plied, "I can't read." Mr. Andrews: What is the good your keeping books? Can you write f Debtor: No. Mr. Andrews: And you have got £750 liabilities? Debtor added that his wife kept the books. Did you sign these papers?—Yes, sir. You said you could not write?—All I can do is sign my name. Mr. Andrews referred to large purchases of drapery from creditors during the present year with a view of ascertaining how they had been disposed of. Debtor could only say they had been sold. Mr. Andrews: In January of this year £ 51 worth of goods?—Sold them, of course. Who did you a?H them to?—I cannot say that as I had so many customers. You know that none. of those things were ;n gtock when you became bankrupt?— Debtor said some of the goods were sold wholesale and for cash- -19M k Mt. Andrews pressed for names. "900 yards of print," who was that sold to? Debtor I cannot say; some were made ™Did yon make up the blankets, too?—No, I cannot do that. „ What has become of those 40 pairs of VutketB9 Those are things that are not sold every day.—Debtor could give no satis- faR^tSr^ Yon cannot recall in this short spare of time any person to whom you sold D»~.T tor named one Baddiel, of Neath-road, bu- cc uld give no other name. Registrar: Don't you see how suspicious all this evidence is? Debtor: Why? Tlie Registrar declined to discuss the point. Mr. Andrews put further items such as hosiery goods, 23 dozen shirts, 570 yards of prints" and so on. Did they go in the same way ?—Yes. You cannot give any information about t-bem?—Of course I cannot. Registrar asked debtor if he refused to say to whom the goods were sold ? Debtor maintained the same demeanour, a.nd 3,1- length the Registrar said he should report the case to the judge with a view to a committal. Mr. Andrews I think the debtor can give more information. Official Receiver I quite agree it is a most serious position for this man to occupy, and it ought to be thoroughly gone into. Debtor was put a few other questions bear- in<r on the same point, and the Registrar treated his answers as a refusal to give information, and said, "I shall report the case to the judge. The examination then closed.
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LONDON FIRE HORRORS i DREADFUL STRATFORD SCENE. ROOMFUL OF CHARRED CORPSES FAMILY OF SIX FOUND DEAD. TERRIBLE MISTAKE MADE. A 6f& occurred between five and six o'clock on Friday morning at a tenement ?D Channelsea-road, Stratford, Essex, and re- sulted in the death of six persons. The names of the deceased are —Henry Speight Hennell (36), Emily Hennell, nifi wife (34), Ann Elizabeth Hennell (10), Em- ily Hennell (6), Lillie Hennell (4), and Mar- tha Hennell (58), the mother of Henry Hea- ) nell. When the fire was first discovered the house was fully alight, and the flames were not quenched until the building was utterly destroyed. The fire is supposed to have been caused by a paraffin lamp. The victims all lived in the upper portion of the premises. A man named Fraser, who occupied the lower part of the house, rescued his wife and children, and a little boy, about eight years of age, a son of Hennell, also managed to escape. HUSBAND'S TERRIBLE MIST AXE. Fraser, who is a night watchman, went home about half-past five in the morning, and after lighting the kitchen fire returned to his duties. He heard a cry "The house is on fire," about ten minutes later, and im- mediately rushed back. being met at the door by flames and otnoke. In the middle room were three of his boys. and having aroused them and sent them out of the house, he called up his daughter and two smaller boys. who slept in the front room. Meanwhile he called up the stairs again and again, and received no response, and seeing little Henry Hennell among the people, and being told all upstairs were out. he felt sure all had escaped. What actcally happened was that Henry, as soon as he was awakened, ran down the stairs into the street. Mrs. Hennell, his mother, stayed to put on some clothing, and she with the other five persons upstairs were overcome by the smoke and thus perished. Henry Speight Hennell. occupier of the upper half of the house, was a boilermaker. and he and his wife slept in the front room, the three girls in the middle room, and Martha Hennell with the little boy Henry, who escaped, in an oft room at the back of the house. The fire brigade was quickly on the scene, and there were many willing workers. A van was backed up on to tho pavement and several men got upon this, but no one could be seen in the front room and there were no replies to the cries made. One man, when he got to the house at once ran in and made his way up the stairs, but'shouts were raised telling him all were out safely and he returned. FIRE BRIGADE HORRIFIED. When the fire had been extinguished the brigade were horrified to find six lives had been lost. The father and mother and three children were huddled together in the mid- dle room, having evidently gone to arouse the children. Mrs. Hennell was partly dressed, but the children and the father were not. The faces and bodies were burned, but it was apparently clear that death was due to suffocation. In the little back room old Mrs. Hennell laid by the side of her bed. she had evidently got up and then fallen down. The fire, it is now supposed, was caused by a spark from the kitchen grate dropping among some wood. Fraser, in an interview. later, said:— "It is a fearful thing, and to think that I did net know these poor people were upstairs. After getting my children out I eiiqtiired if all the people upstairs were safe and was informed that they were." The little boy. Henry Hennell, who escaped, states that when he got to the foot of the stairs he saw some wood burning in the kitchen fire place, and smoke was ascending the house. Fraser speaks "of two lamps which the Hennells burned. "I saw them every night." he added, "and I often said 'Devil take those lamps unless they are safety. WAKE UP, THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE The boy Hennell, who was very much upaet, stated he was sleeping in the middle room with his three sisters, when his mother came in and called out, "Wake up; the Iiouse is on fire! His mother was, at the time, trying tc put on some clothing. He (the narrator) tried to awaken his three sis- ters. but it seemed as if they could not awake. He then ran downstairs and out of the house. There was a lot of smoke in the room when he left it. The boy added no one asked him any questions, and be did not tell anyobody that his mother and father and sisters were upstairs in the fire. A sister of Henry Speight Hannell said she attributed the reason of her brother not being aroused by the noise to the fact that he was very deaf, as most boiler- makers are.
SWANSEA MAY SHOW. COMMITTEE DINE AND PROPOSE EACH OTHER'S HEALTHS. ORIGIN OF A DESERVING EVENT RECALLED. The annual dinner. of the committee of the Swansea Tradesmen's May Show and parade, which took plaoe at the Jeffrey's Arms, Oxford-street, on Thursday night was attended by upwards of 50. Coun. T. T. Corker presided, the vice-chair being oc- cupied by Aid. J. H. Lee. Aid. Lee proposed "The Town and" Trade," and said the Swansea to-day was never contemplated by the most sanguine of their forefathers. They had reason to be proud of their prospects.—Coun. Dan Jones, in reply, said Swansea was bound to go ahead. He believed they had a good Council and its constitution was such as the ratepayers made it. Mr. C. C. Vivian, in proposing the "May Day Show, said an immense amount of trouble, pleasure, and pride were joined to- gether, and it was eminently satisfactory to know the last show had proved so success- ful. Mr. F. F. Mason, who represented the firm that started the show, in reply, re- counted the start of the event which was I commenced by his father, who received co- operation from Mr Ben Evans, who brought his great business mind and intelligence to bear and from that the May D. r Show was evolved. The show this year was better than ever. The turnouts 15 years ago were not a credit, but to-day they had the equal of any in the British Isles. (Hear, hear.) Mr. W. Puddioombe, whose health rras drunk, also replied, and hoped there would be even more and better exhibits in future. He ahked the oompany to drink to the health of Messrs. Ben Evans ami Co. (Ap- plause.) Mr. Reid, in reply, said Mr. John White, J.P., was unwell and staying at Langland. He recalled the part Capt. Colquhoun had taken years ago in the promotion of the May Show with Mr. Ben Evans and Mr. Mason. The show was such tuafc neither the committee nor drivers had anything to be ashamed of. He proposed the health of Mr. Dd. Davies (Boro' Stores). (Applause.) Mr. Dan Jones proposed the healths of Messrs. Corker and Bevan, and eulogised Mr. Corker's services on the Council, (hetr, hear.) Other toasts followed, including that of the secretary, Mr. F. Parker (Piymouth- street).. Songs were given during the evening by Messrs. T. Jones, J. Brader, Walter King, and Gardner (from the Empire). Mr. J, nes (Haifod) aoootnpamed.
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LATE MRS. LUCAS MORGAN. BURIAL AT MUMBLES SWANSEA FUNERAL SERVICE. LIST OF FLORAL TRIBUTES. Amid every manifestation of sincere sor- row, the mortal remains were laid to rest on Thursday of the late Mrs. Lewis Lucas Morgan, widow of the late Rev. Lewis Mor- gan, formerly vicar cf Llangadock, Carmar- thenshire, and of Llandebie, and a devoted and active worker "Irr connection with St- Gabriel's Church, Swansea. The coffin was borne from the residence of deceased who, 74 years of age, died from bronchitis and heart disease, to St. Ga- briel's Church, where Revs. J. Pollock and D. L. Prosser officiated and a full choral burial service was held the church being filled with sympathetic friends of deceased. The interment took place ai the Mumbles Cemetery subsequently. The chief mourners were Miss Morgan and Mrs. Ward (daughters), Rev. J. P. Morgan (vicar of ijanbir, Liandrindod) (son), Mrs. J. P. Morgan (daughter-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. W. Laugharne Morgan (son and daughter-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. D. H. Mor- gan (son and daughter-in-law), Misses -^ar" aery Morgan, — Protl^roe, M. E. J. ro- theroe, Mr. Hy. Morgan (Llandovery), Mr- John Fraj>ci& (Carmarthen), Mrs. K. Thomas, Mrs- H. Morgan, Miss Morgan, Mrs. Dr. Nelson Jones, Mr. Fred Richard- son. and Mr. Laugharne Richardeon. Amongst those present at the church and cemetery were the following gentlemen Col. Morgan, Rev. Watkin Jones (vicar oi Christ Church), Mr. J. E. Jenkins, Mr. Travers Wood, Mr. Ronald Heard, Mr. H. Macdonnell, Mr. R. Simpson, Mr. T. Fen- wick Mr. T. W. Mayhew. The coffin was carried from the church porch to the church by four of the sidesmen. The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev. J. Pollock. Wreaths were sent by the following: Muss Weir, Mr. and Mrs. Mavhew, Mr. Harold Diamond, membem of Mrs. Mor- gan's morning class, Mr. and Mrs. Ports- mouth, Mrs. George Prothero, Mr. and Mrs. Debney, Mrs. Woods, men's Bible clasfr, Mrs. Eeoombe, Mrs. Richardson Gard- ner Mr. and Mrs. T. W. James, "M?ggie> | "J<An and Polly," "Kitty, Stan and Ken," Mrs. Charles Bevnon and Miss Edwards, Mrs. and Mies Allard, "Marjorie, Lloyd and Geofrey," "Dan and Sybil, Miss Mrytle Francis, Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Davies, Messrs. laugha-rnu Morgan and Co. and staff, Mr. and Mrs. Eginton Fores- ter, St. Augustine's Sunday school, Mr. and Miss Brown, Mr. and Mrs. J. R* Davies, Sunday school teachers and senior scholars (large crass), ladies' working party, Mr. and Miss Cooper, Mrs. Hopkins and the Misses Hopkin, "From Nancy," "Ellen, Lizzie and Edith," Mr. Fenwick, Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Glasbrook, Mr. and MT6. Yock- ney, Mr. and Mrs. W. Laugharne Morgan, Mr.' Fred Richardson, and Mr. J. Clarke Richardson and family (Derwen Fawr), Dr. Nelson Jones, Mrs. Morgan's Bible class (harp), Sunday school teacxiers (large cross, b*th supplied with many others by Messrs. Kitley, Swan6ek.) The funeral arrangements were efficiently carried out by Mr. D. C. Jones, Castle- aquare.
Swansea Socialists were, for the first time this year, favoured with fine weather at their open-air meeting on Friday at Cwm- bwTla. A crowd of about 150 gathered, and were addressed by Councillor Dd. Williams and Mr. Wm. Charles. Councillor W. Morris presided.
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"SAMET OLD STORY." 4 ME. SOBSON S STRICTURES AT PONTAR- DAWE INQUEST. ACCIDENT THAT COULD HAVE BEEN AVOIDED. The County Coroner (Mr. F. H. Glynn Price) held an inquiry at Pontardawe on Friday- into the circumstances of the death of Win. Davies; Xew-road, Ynismendw, a re- pairir at Wattnyeoed Collit-ry. Mr. J; T. Robson (H."M.. Inspector of Mines) attended. "Jo?i'h' Davlee. Ne^-road 'father) said his son was 23 years old. He was brought home dead about half-past otke on Thursday morn- ingr. Evan Henry Jones, Ffyrtongwyn-road, Ynisraeudw, who worked close by deceased, said a stone, triangular in shape, and measuring five feet seven by three feet eight, had, without, any warning, fallen on him from the roof. Witness was cutting ooal in the face of the level, and deceased was measuring an arm. When the stone was re- moved deceaasd sfill breathed. Bt:t he soon after died. In reply to Mr.Uobson, witness said that there was at this place a line of road props, but nothing spanning the road. They had known the roof was bad at that spot, and were just about to put a pair of timbers up. Evan Anthony, collier, of Duffryn-road, AUtwen, heard the fall, and helped to re- ruove the stone. Llew. Evans, Trebanos, fireman. said he had examined the spot about five minutes before the stone fell. It then seemed quite safe. He had given deceased instructions to put up a double pair of timbers to provide for a parting that was about to be made. Mr. Robson closely questioned witness as to whether there had been any reason to believe the roof was dangerous. "People are far too prone," he said. "to > trust in something they see instead of sus- pecting. There's no reason why this roof shouldn't have been put up a week before. It's the same old story; there are always, more people killed on these good roofs than on bad ones. But if you preached to these people till you're a hundred years old, they'd never alter, they trust to their sight instead of their judgment. There's no reason for this accident. Verdict: "Accidental death." Dr. Dahne said death was probably due to dislocation of the neck, although the manner in which the stone fell on the nose and mouth would have prevented deceased from this accident." I ===========
CARMARTHEN WOMAWS BABIES PECULIAR PATERNITY SUIT AT CARMARTHEN. At Carmarthen on Saturday, Mary Ann Jeramiah, single (32), Penyboit, near Car- marthen, summoned William John Dent, haulier, Quay, Carmarthen, to show cause, etc. Applicant had had four illegitimate child- ren, the eldest being aged 10 years, another seven, and twins. The latter were not sworn, as the reputed father left the country. Applicant alleged that familiarity took place during the time defendant lodged with her at her cottage. Defendant characterised this as a lie. The magistrates dismissed the case for want of corroborative evidence.
THE SOLE SURVIVOR. INQUEST ON STRATFORD FIRE TRAGEDY. The inquest was held at West Ham on Saturday on the bodies of the six victims of Friday's fire at Stratford. Henry Speight Hennell, aged twelve, the only member of his family to escape, spoke to his mother arousing him and telling him there was a. fire. He went and called his sisters, but he did not think they woke up, and he then went downstairs. He looked into the kitchen and saw. a big fire, which looked as if a heap of wood were alight ckce to the fender. After calling tUs Fra- ser boys, he Went into the street. John Fraser, occupier of the lower part of the house, said he lit the fire in-the kitchen just after fivo o'clock, and after calling his daughter went back to work. He left no wood, near the fire-place. Wit- ness spoke of, the alarm being raised, and being toW. that everything was alright up- stairs.. Other evidence showed there wag a gen- eral. impression that the Hennells ,-ad es- caped. The jury found that deceased died from suffocation caused accidentally. ">
SWANSEA BANKRUPTCY COURT. FRIDAY. (Before Mr. Registrar Honle.) | DECORATORS IN COURT. Messrs. John Price,' St. Helen's-avenue Robert John Rees, Rosehill-terrace and Thos. Jones, Rosehill-terrace, lately carry- ing on trnsines in co-partnership as Jones, Price, Rees and Davies, decora- tors, appeared on adjourned examinations, debtor Rees answering for himself and the others. Official Receiver put questions relating to a balance-sheet of March, 1905, for the transfer of debtors' affairs to the limited company. This showed credit balance of £1.125, and debtor said that though it was favourable, and made on the valuation of Mr. Davies, yet it was a fair one as between vendor and purchaser. Debtor admitted that the shares, all of which were held by Davies, were worthless, and said the Danygraig School contract was entered into before the transfer to the limited company. In November they had to cease work under the contract, as they could not carry it on, and Mr. John Lewis a guarantor, took the work over "as it stoyd without payment for work already done. 1 here was, however, retention money, and debtor could not say till the contract was completed how the work would turn out. Thb examination was adjourned, deb- tors, who were represented by Mr. Timothy Jones, not to attend unless ordered. FROM ASSISTANT TO TRADESMAN. Frederick Johnson, 78, Carmarthen-road, grocer, had deficiency, JB247, as a result he said of want of capital, keen competition, illness of self, and bad debts." Mr. Ed. Harris appeared for debtor, who was an as- sistant at the same shop that he afterwards took over in March, 1901, with capital £ 15. Bad debts were estimated at £ 106, and household expenses were J6120 a year, although the shop brought in only £ 1 a week. Official Receiver asked how that was justi- fied? Debtor said lie could not live cheaper. He had a wife and three children. Examination was closed. SEQUEL TO AN UNDERTAKER'S FI RE Robert John Davies, undertaker, 8, Prince of Wales-road, explained a deficiency of £ 239 by loss by fire and want of capital." Debtor took over the business of his late father, paying his stepmother for the stock which amounted to ito. In March the stock and other effects were destroyed by fire. The stock was not insured though he had tried to effect an insurance, but did not succeed because of the inflammable nature of some of the goods. The loss by fire was £ 219. The Official Receiver put it as to whe- ther stock which in October, 1903, was worth only P.5 had meanwhile increased to JB219. Debtor said it was because the busi- ness jhad increased. Official Receiver: You put it in to bai- ance the account didn't you? Debtor: Oh, no. But you have got it to the penny-£219 5s. 2d. ?-Well, I estimated it about L". Official Receiver: Now, I can quite un- derstand you there. Debtor admitted that he had a hobby in photography and bought a camera, which he had sold. You had a further ihobby in gramaphoites ? —Yes. 1-11 And you invested JE10 in that?—Yes. Official Receiver suggested this was extrava- gant, but debtor thought he could afford it at that time. D«btor said his wife was I now carrying on the-business at High-street. The examination was closed. MR. WILSON PATON'S MANAGING CLERK. Bernard J. Miners, solicitor's managing cterk, 1,177, Neath-road, Plaamarl.came into court with deficiency of £ 352 7s. Id., and the cause for the failure he alleged were "illness of wife for years heavy interest on borrowed money, and law costs of County Court proceedings against me." Mr. T. R. Harris appeared for debtor who had filed his. petition in consequence of judg- ment summonses having been issued against hitn. In February, 1905, he obtained an ad- ministration • order, but eight instalments only were paid. His father was scheduled as a creditflj/pi tjiej^akruptcy for £ 16>! in respect of borrowed monies and goods purchased over a period of six years. Asked by the Official Receiver what he was now doing, debtor said he bad been out of employment since Mr. \Vilson Pa ton. his former employer, had left the town. Since then he had written from 100 to 120 letters, but was unable to get a situation. The Official Receiver observed that he was sorry for debtor and the examination was provisionally closed. ASSISTANT'S CASE CLOSED.. The case of John Enoch Davies, grocer's assistant, 76, Rodoey-street, was closed.
SEERESS CIRCUS BAND. FUNNY SCENE IN NORTH WALES. A queer competition between Mrs. Jones, the Egwyn "seeres-s," and aptly enough a travelling circus, tjx>k place at Dvfftyn this week. The revivalists, led by Mrs. Jones, alter a meeting hold at the C.M. Chapel, marched e.n masse to the circus field, singing hymns. No sooner had they arrived than the circus band began playing, completely drowning the voices of the revivalists, whilst the circus clown, with mock solemnity, assumed the oonductorship of the revivalist^ singing. For a time it was a small pandemonium, but the revivalists stuck to their guns, and it was approaching midnight when the crowd dispersed.
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THOMAS OF LAN STATUE. SWANSEA PARK SITE SELECTED LAST NIGHT. The sub-oommittee appointed to consider the question of a feite for the above statue met at Victoria Park on Friday evening. Alderman Spring, J.P., presided. Various sites were visited and discussed, and it was unanimously decided to reoom- mend to the Parks Committee and the Council a spot in the centre of the park on the lower side of the road, mid-way between the Bath's entrance and the St. Helen's- avenue entrance. If this site is approved of the suggestion was that the statue should face the town, looking up the park. The question of the inscription was also considered. Messrs. Councillor Cadwalladr, A. C. Wright, and M. L. Leonard submitted suggestions for the wording. Those of Mr. Leonard, with tile substitution of the word "champion" for that of "pioneer," were agreed to. The suggested inscription now reads as follows:- William Thomas, Efq., J.P. (Mr. Thomas' crest in bronze.) of Lan. Mayor of this Borough 1877 (Boro' Coat of Arms in bronze) 1878 Champion of Open Spaces. Erected by Public Subscription. Unveiled by July — 1906.
LADY CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN'S SERIOUS ILLNESS. The following bulletin was issued at No. 10, Downing-street otn Saturday morning:— Lady Campbell -Bannermann is suffering from nervous exhaustion, following the at- tack o finfluenza which she contracted at Dover, and her condition gives rise to some anxiety.—(Signed) Percdvial White, M.B., B.C.
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L _THT SWANSEA TRAGEDY. j SCENES AT THE FUNERAL OF THE VICTIM. GREAT INTEREST AND SYMPATHY MANIFESTED. MINISTER S APPEAL TO YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN. The funeral of Eliza Ann Keest, whose tragic death on the Strand on Saturday night is fresh in tho public memory, at- tracted some hundreds of people--by far the majority were women and children—to Rabell Churchyard, Cwmbwrla, on Thursday afternoon. Half an hour before the start of the cor- tege from the deceased's parents's residence, in Pentro Treharne-road, <rynhyfryd, a crowd began to congregate outside the house —gathered from the locality—and by the time the remains were removed into the shellabier some hundreds of curious sight- seers were present crowding round. The chief mourners—including Mr. and Mre. Keest, the deceased's father and mother, who were much moved, rode behind the coffin, but numerous friends and neighbours both preceded and followed Lhe hearse on foot. Th. route was well lined as the proces- sion came along, the numbers running into several hundreds, the greatest interest being manifested on all hands. On Cwmbwrla Bridge and just near there were at least 500 people. Arriving at Babell it was seen that the frontage of the burial yard was closely lined, while tha attendance outside the entrance and in the yard itself ran into between two and three thousands, many being young children and others, in arms. The remains, with the floral tokens (from Mre. Keest, mother, Miss Mitchell, of the Cwmdonkin Shelter, and Mr. and Mrs. Milkc), were taken into the schoolroom at the rear of the chapel, the attendance filling all the available space, a number of children finding their way in, while the number cf children in arms woW even more noticeable. After the reading of Scripture (Corinthians 1st Epistle, 20 v. onwards) the minister (the Rev. F. U. Pegler) delivered an address, and referred to the painful meeting and the sadness of bringing up children who' then turned out disobedient and followed their own ways. Speaking of the untimely end I of the deceased, Mr. Pegler hoped every young man and woman would take the les- son to heart, be obedient to their parents, and follow out the instructions given. "How it would save them from going astray and from such a sad end" opined the minis- ter. Unhesitatingly he said that had their dear young sister adhered to the persuasion and example put before her the occasion I that afternoon would not be necessary. He felt it hard to have to officiate over one who for 16 years was a faithful scholar in the Sunday school and them broke away. "Oh these Sunday night rambles in the I town," proceeded the minister, fervently. '"They are the destruction of half the young people to-day. If after young people haa been to the Houso of Goa they were to go been to the Houso of God they were to go to their homes and meditate upo i what they I had listened to, what a difference there ¡. would be in many a life and what an amount of good they oould do in helping others. Times out of number I have appealed to our young sister to stick to Sunday school. She I would come for a few Sundays, and then she would fall back again. I "The wages of sin is death. Sin is sin in the sight of God ÍJ whatever form, and a man who goes into :1 public house is as much a sinner as that young woman. It is a sin to neglect God." The minister emphasised the necessity of example on the part of parents. Children to-day were looking for examples. This was the end of disobedience, and it is enough to break ona's heart, after bringing up a child to such an age and then lose ber. The congregation then sang "Guide me, 0 thou great Jehovah." As the ocfiin was carried out it was seen that Mrs. Keest was very deeply affected, and her distress at the graveside was intense. Others, too, were visibly, affected. I After the final rites the large crowd gradually melted away.
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i—: ST. MATTHEW'S WELSH CHURCH ANNUAL GATHERING AND CONCERT. The annual social gathering of St. Matthew's Welsh Church, Swansea, was held at Swan-street on Thursday. Arrange- ments for tea, were superintended by Mrs. T. L. Richard. The \,tca tables, beautifully decked with flowers, were presided over I by Mesdames W. G. Waiters, J. Walters, J. Edwards, T. Davies, J. Rees, J. R. Davies, Henry Jones, D. Williams, S. Phillips, Miss Lewis, and Miss Mathews (who also gave trays), assisted by Misees Edwards, Carrie Rees, B. Davies, M. Davies, Gladys Jones, Lewis, and Mrs. John, Messrs. W. J. Davies and Moses Rees bemg stewards. The concert was presided over by the vicar (Rev. T. L. Richard), supported by Rev. J. G. Hughes, B.A., Messrs. J. Ed- wards, W. Grey Walters (churchwarden), Mr. J. Walters, and others. The pro- gramme was provided by uie following — Pianists, Misses S. Phillips and Mabel Hinds; violinist, Mr. S. Phillips; vocal- ists, Misses George, Phillips, Hinds,; A. Roberts, S. Mary John, Harriet George, Mary George, Laura Thomas, A. Edwards, and Mrs. Davies, Miessre. D. Llew. Thomas, W. J. Jones, Silas Evans, Walter Morgan, Arthur Edwards, Eddie Edwards, J. E. Da: vies and party. The Band of Hope and the minstrel troupe, trained and conducted by Miss Richard, were very amusing. Mies Richard and Mr. Seth Phillips were the ac- companists.
SWANSEA TELEPHONES. COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN ON PRESENT POSITION. Speaking at the Swansea May Show din- ner, on Thursday night, Coun. Dan Jones referred to doubts cast as to the accuracy of the telephone accounts, and tha.t instead of nearly £1,000 profit there might be a deficit. That was wrong the aocounts were open to any accountant <n the town, and it would -^ake no difference whatever. As regards the recent enquiry there was nothing detrimental in any shape or form. A little difference it really was— in short, an oversight. They were asked for telephones and the department tried in every possible way to put them on. They did it, and they had spent about £ 4,0j>J (n absolute permanent work and had put on practically 215 lines which were earning revenue for the ratepayers. (Applause.) The commissioner wanted to know why an amended estimate had not been sent in, but that really was immaterial so far as the Corporation were concerned. The Corpora- tion were entitled to carry out the^ work in any way. It had been said that £ 4,000 had been thrown away. That was absolutely wrong. He expected they would have the commissioner again in a little time to con- sider the amended estimate. The depart- ment had nothing to hide; every inquiry was courted. With regard to the fight with the "National" Co., they did not know whether they would go to the House of Lords. Still he knew what they would 00 as business men. (Applause.) When they went down to the last enquiry they found firms in Swansea objecting to the Corpora tion loan. But he thought and he said it advisedly, such firms were misinformed. The Corporation were not going in for a1 new system, but if they were to strangle it now they would be throwing on to Swan- séa. a System upon which a large amount of money had been spent. Their policy was to make the best of what they had and they bad to get a loan for JB7,000 sanctioned. V. 2' -••c-.v-.
FOUR DAYS RAIN IN SCOTLAND. J EXTRAORDINARY PHENOMENON. MILES OF LAND UNDER WATER. Press Association's Dunbar correspondent telegraphs :—.A. rainstorm, the like of which has not been known during the past quarter of a century, has. prevailed in East Lothian, for four. days, and continued on Saturday morning with unabated fury. Miles at ktnd I are under water. Many people have been flooded out of their dwellings, and the rea- son's young crop has been practically washed out of the ground. Water has been pouring off the fields on the East Coast Railway lice, and between East Lothian and East Fortune an alarming landship has completely blocked the line, and all the traffic is stopped.
WATER FOR MORTAR. CWMGORSE CONTRACTOR FINED AT II PONTARDAWE. At Pontardawe on Friday Thomas Jones, contractor, Cwmgorse, and Thomas Machan, labourer, Garnant, were summoned by the Rural District Council for wrongfully using water. Mr. C. B. Jenkins said there had been complaints of scarcity of water in the Cwm- gorse district. Defendants were summoned for taking water to a pool, and making mor- tar by its aid. He hoped this case would be a warning to others. Mr. Morgan Davies, on behalf of defend- ants, pleaded guilty. Jones was fined 10s. and costs; the case against the labourer was withdrawn.
DANYGRAIG'S NEED. GROWING DISTRICT REQUIRES NEW CHURCH. The second day's proceedings of the sale of work in connection with St. Stephen's Church. Danygraig, took place on Friday. In the absen ce of Mr. A. M. Smith (King's I Dock), Rev. W. Evans, vicar, declared the bazaar open. He said the object was to get funds in aid of the new church, which would cost £ 4,000. Tiey had already £1,800, but still needed £ 2)0 before the work could be proceeded with. He emphasised the need of a new church, in view of the growth of the district, making mention of the new dock. The present corrugated building had been I inadequate for the congregation. Rev. D. Thoma.3, curate-in-charge, is doing j admirable work in the district.
GWRHYD CHILDREN. PROPOSAL TO CONVEY THEM TO SCHOOL. The cases of several Gwrhyd parents, summoned for not sendiu~ their children to school, again came before the Pontardawe magistrates on Friday. A oaosus supplied to the Education Com- mittee, shewed that only five children were very badly situated, as regards distance, for attending school, and a letter from the C,ominittee stated that if a combination could be made to send these in a conveyance, question of payment for it would be con- sidered by the Committee. Mr. Miers: You can't expect little child- ren to go all that distance in very wet weather. The cases were again adjourned for a month. Mr. Morgan Davies represented the par- ents.
HE SAID HE HAD RAGS. BED CLOTHES REMOVED FROM ROBINSON'S. At Swansea on Saturday George -^atthew6 (no address) was charged with stealing bed- clothes, value 10s, from 25, Fisher-street, the property of T'Ljmas Robinson. Complainant identuied the bedclothes pro- duced. He kept a lodging-house, he said. P.C. Skinner saw prisoner in Prince ot Wales-road carrying a sack. Asked what he had in it, he said. "Rags." The officer searched the bag, and found the bedclothes. The officer asked where prisoner had got them, and was told to "Go to rtid find opt." When cfe&rjftd prisoner i-ade no reply. .¡. •" L Prisoner pirated guilty. Tnfre were other convictions against him, and he was sent to prison for three months with hard labour.
€■——w—w———c—e———w—» NATIONAL COUNCIL AND VOLUN- TARY SCHOOLS. CHURCHMEN'S DEMANDS FOR SAFEGUARDS. There are still hopes that the objections c-f Welsh Churchmen to the Welsh National Council as it is at present proposed to ce constituted will be arranged, although it is feared that the clause dealing with the Council may have to be withdrawn by rne Government. Mr. Lloyd-George, to allay Churchmen's fears as to the kind of treatment the volun- tary schools might receive from the Council, offered to meet the Church by withdrawing trusts and endowments from the jurisdiction of the National Council. This, however, does not satisfy the friends of the voluntary schools. It does not in any way reassure them to be informed that the National Coun- cil under the ne," conditions would be a purely administrative body. They. know that the various education covnmoes in vrales are "purely administrative" authori- ties, but in practice they find no imit :.0 their powers for thwarting, harassing, and starving the voluntary schools. An endeavour is now being made to obtain the exact guarantees which are desired by Churchmen, and if a satisfactory clause can be agreed upon to safeguard Church rights the scheme will be amended accordingly.
FUNERAL OF W. T. EVANS. SWANSEA FOOTBALL PLAYER LAID TO REST. AFFECTING AND IMPRESSIVE SCENES. The remains of poor W. T. Evans, of Bonytnaen, the young Swansea player who was fatally injured in a match at Llansaxn- let, were laid to rest at Ad-ulam baptist Chapel Burial Ground on Thursday. The cortege, which was a very large one, left the deceased's house at half-past five o'clock. A short service in English was held at tho house, Rev. J. D. Harries officiating, 1.l1d outside the house he gave out the hymn— "Mae'r Gwvntoedd yn ij nghuro i'n ol, A finau, 'dwyf ond gwan, 0, cymer lesu fi'n dy gol, Yn fuan dwg fi'r lan." It was sung most fervently and pathetic- ally by the mas; of people who had congre- gated to pay their last respects to their de- parted friend. The cortege proceeded to the chapel, where another short service was held. Rev. J. D. Harries preached a. short ser- mon, and took as his text the ninth vense m the eleventh chapter of Ecclasiastes—"Re- joice, 0, young man, in thy youth," etc. The rev. gentleman also officiated at the graveside. The coffin' was of polished oak wi-th brass fittings, and boro the following inscription:—"William Thomas Evaas. Died May 13th, 1906. Aged 24 years." Beautiful wreaths, vhich covered the cof- fin, were sent by the following:—Mr. and Mrs. Gardner, Gilfach; "Kate and ellie," the Llansamlet Ladies' Ambulance Class, and a. shade from "His companions at Pontycymmer." The chief mourners were: —Mrs. Evans (widow), Mrs. H. Evans (mother), Messrs. John T. and Joseph Evans (brothers), Miss Ettie M. Evans (sister), Mr. and Mrs. Gard- ner (widow's parents), Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Evan Thomas (grandparente), Mrs. John Thomas, Blaengarw (aunt), MTS. John Evans (sister-in-law), and Mrs. Daniel Thomas (cousin). There were many prominent local football players, amongst them being Messrs. Fred Rees, J. Warburton, and Ernie Morgan" I captain and players of the Pontycymmer1 team, captain and players of the Bryntawei team, and Messrs. Nolan (captain), Tom Fowler, and Tom Rees, of the Llansamlet team. The funeral arrangements were,carried o"r by Mr. Rees Davies.
DRtNK HORNIMAN'S P-U-RE TEA HOKKIMAN'S PUKE TEA In Packets only: and Full Weight Without Wrapper. Without Wrapper. ALWAYS GOOD ALIKE. Prices 1/4 to 3/4 per lb. SOLD IN SWANSEA & DISTRICT RV James Jones and Son, Goat Streeet (Whole- sale only), Taylor and Co., Ltd., 6, Castle Square; 99, Oxiord Street; 100, Brynymor Road: 33, Walter Road; and the Dunns, Mumbles., Bonnett. 7, Heathfield Street. Davies, Grocer, Rhondda Streeet, Moqat Pleasant. Roberts, Uplands Emporium. Morgan, Grocer, Morriston. Lewis, Grocer, Herbert Streeet, PontardaviB Evans, Grocer, Alltwen. S. Davies, Grocer, Clydach. M. Davies, The Buildings, Clydach. Williams, Grocer, Llackpill. Davey, Grooer, Aberdyberthi Street, Hafodl E. W. Thorpe, Grocer, Brynmill. Jenkins' Stores, Pcntardawe. Jordan, Grocer, Glais. Moore, Grocer, 14, St. Helen's Road. Watson Bros., Grocers, Brynymor Road. Meredith, Confectioner, 141, St. Helen's Avenue. Lewis and Co., 8, College Street. Parlby, 9, Cradock Street. Jones, Grocer, 64, LLangyfelach Street. Havard, 95, Brynymor Road. J. T. Davies, 13 and 14, Walter Road. D. L. Evans, 27, Walter Road. W. Thomas and Co., Glo'ster Buildings (Wholesale only). YSTALYFERA. — Davies, Manchester House. LANDORE.-Harding, Landore Shop.
GELLIONEN SHEEP DOG TRIALS. CLYDACH TEMPERANCE PARTY'S FUTILE OPPOSITION. At. Pontardawe on Friday, Mr. D. J. Stephens, landlord of the Vardre Hotel, Cly- dach, applied for an occasional license for Gellionen sheep-dog trials on June 14th. MT. J. E. Rowlands (Swansea) appeared OJ behalf of the Clydach Temperance Society, who were represented by Rev. T. V. Evans. Several other ministers were present. In reply to Mr. Rowlands, the secretary of the show said the committee had not re- fused to confer with the Temperance So- ciety. Mr. Miers We are here simply to consider whether it is good for the public that we 11 grant this license. Mr. Rowlands submitted that the license was not required. Considerable drinking had been carried on at these sports in pre- vious years. The sports should be encour- aged as sports, but not as facilities for drink- ing. Strenuous efforts were being made to minimise drinking, and the ministers there that morning asked for the cordial support of the magistrates in putting down the drink traffic. Mr. Miers asked how many attended the sports on an average? Secretary replied about 3,000. They came from Brecon, Swansea, Pontardulais, arwi other places. Mr. Miers: Lunch is provided. I sup- pose? Secretary Yes, sir, and other accommooai tion. Mr. Miers: I do not think the Bench would yield to any one furthering the cause of temperance. We are here to administer the law, and everyone is not a teetotaller. We have to consider simply whether this is a. public benefit or not. You have people com- ing from long distances, and tea does not agree with some people. Rev. T. V. Evaj36, Clydach (president of the Clydach Temperance Society) said he re- presented t-he clergy and the ministers of Clydach, who were strongly opposed to the license. Mr. Rowlands Do you. consider the grant- mg of this license would be detrimental to the moral -welfare of tha distMifcfc?—I do. Do you -consider theire is any need to granl the license?—No, I don't. If there were no intoxicants, would yon yourself see these nice sports?—Yes, I would. Mr. Miers asked how many years the license had been granted? Secretary For four yeans. Mr. Miers Has any complaint been made to the police? Supt. Menhennick: We have had no com- plaints at all. I would be the first to object if we had. 1fT. Miers said the Bench were unani- mously of the opinion that people who came from long distances ought not to be deprived of the opportunity of getting refreshments. So they granted this license up to 7.30 p.m. (To th-e secretary): You must under- stand that if there is any complaint, the license will not be granted again. Eventually the license was granted.
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160,000 TONS OF COAL. HUGE RUSSIAN ORDERS FOR THE TYNE. Cool contracts of about 160,000 tons for the Russian Admiralty were reported on New- castle Exchange on Friday. Shipments will be made over the Baltic season from Northumbrian ports, and the price is believed to be about lis. per tan f.o.b..
SWANSEA BOYS' LIFE BRIGADE. i • An admirable concert was given, at Gone- lane Baptist Chapel on Thursday evening by Gorse-lane (No. 4 Co.) Boys' "Life Bri- gade. The schoolroom was well filled, and the funds of the Brigade benefitted accord- ingly. Capt. H. F. Hood presided, and. -.an excellent programme was gone through. The lads did themselves credit in the routine of rendering first aid. Under Instructors Hajrola and Stanley Thomas, and Sergt.. Donald Bremmar, bandaging wounded parts of the body, and stretcher drill were cleverly gone through, and the junior squad, under Pte. W. Bancroft, did well. Other items were: Pianoforte solo. Miss Trethewey; pianoforte duett, Messrs. Leonard and Pound; bugle calls, Sergt. S. Wellington (St. Helen's Co.); violin solo. Mr. A. Pound Indian club dis- play, Mr. Savage; solos, Miss E. Jones and Mr. W. Lewis; recitations, Lieut. J. McColl and Messrs. W. Williams and W. G. Hux- table. Two features of the evening were the fire drill by the !ads, who rescued per- sons from a burning building by means of a jiunpmg sheet, and the dumb-bell and bar-bell drril bv the lacs, under Sergt. Major Frank Richards. The !ads did wall and evidenced excellent training.
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