SWANSEA DISTRICT. DariDg Monday and Tuesday thousands of visitors invaded the Aberavon and Port Tal- bot beach. & &, The scholars of Bethel Sunday school, Gor- eeinon, had their school treat and tea m a field lent by Mr. Clement, Pengelly Farm, ) Groveaend. The death occurred on Saturday after- noon at. Gilbert's Cliff, Langiand Bay, of Mr. Wifijaiii Launder, aged 61, who was meoBger of the Swansea, Safety Fuse Co. E. 0. Daniel, collier, of Ynysmudw, re: eeived serious injury to his back by a fall of stone at the Cwmnanttlwys Colliery of the South Wales Primrose Collieries, Ltd. At a meeting of the directors of Teilo Tinpiate Works, Pontardulais, Mr. H. Wil- liamB, brother of Mr. John Williams, Clay- ton Works, was appointed manager. I Anniversary services were held at levan Chapel," Clydach. at which Rev. Hugh Hughes (Ystalytera) officiate, as atao at the afternoon meeting held at Hebron Chapel (kindly lent "far the occasion.) At Hereford police station ex-Constable hmiw Jones received by proxy an oak -writing case, presented by the Hereford force, as a mark of esteem on his retirement from that body to take up the stewardship of a dhnb at Briton Ferry. Vecdaot ai "Death from epilepsy acceler- ated by injuries" was returned at Aber- dnbiB on Saturday at inquest on William Bees, 52, Dyiais Rock Hotel, who fell from a scaSoid whilst doing mason's work at Resoiven- Reoeiving orders in bankruptcy has been mad ein respect of James Thomas, 16, New- road, Liandilo, boot maker; David Jones, of Cwmavon-poad, Aberavon, sweet vendor; Thomas Howell Merchant, Park-street, Tai- bach, Port Talbot, grocer. As a brake coming from Velindre was proceeding put the Morriston Common on the Neath-road on-Tuesday ID(: ning, one 01.-¡ the wheels collapsed. One or two were thrown out but on one was injured, the party continuing their journey in another conveyance. a • • • Mr. J. H. Bibbings, of Leicester, ad- dressed another fairly good Labour meeting at Aberavon on Saturday evening. Referring to the Cockermcwrth election, he said they were not in the least discouraged, as with only three weeks' notice 1,436 men had pledged their votes for direct Labour repre- sentation. The marriage took place at St. Michael G, Basingstoke, by the Rev. J. Harrison, of All C*^urch, Pontardawe, of HCJn-y, son of the late Edward Harwood, of Shep- herd's Bush and Newgate-street, to Dora Winifred, youngest daughter of James frnithj of "Ravenscourt," Basingstoke, and 48, Paternoster-row. A "send-off" was given at Clydach on: Tuesday evening to Messrs. Dd. Jenkins and John Davjes, who embark at Liverpool on Thursday for Winnipeg, Canada, for the harvest season. Mr. W. Cornelius I Jcmea, the chairman, presented them wfth a poise, and songs, speeches, etc., were given fcy Means. John Walters, Morgan Howell, P. Bokien, Jaa Griffiths, etc. 8, Election of officers of the Briton Ferry Workingmen's Club resulted as follows:— President, Mr. John Mends; vice-president, Councillor Wm. Phillips; librarian, Mr. Christopher Williams; committee, Messrs. Geo. Perrett, Jaa. Eldridge, Geo. Hall, John Harries, Geo. Llewelyn, Geo. Nicholls, Thas. Gamier, C. Williams, Richard Davies and Bryn Aubrey. An eisteddfod was held at St. Illtyd's Mis- lion-room. Fforestfach. on Saturday. Mr. C. 8. Thomas. Glasfryu. presided; Mr. T. Grif- fiths conducted and adjudicated on literary Items; and Mr. W. H. Webb, Liandilo. ad- judicated on music. Awards: Contralto solo, Katie Phillips. Gowerton; tenor. John Stephens. Llansamlet; bass. David Davies, AUtwen, Pontardawe; soprano, divided be- tween Blodwen Hopkins and another; cham- pion. two guineas and silver cup. W. J. Samuel. St. Thomas. Swansea. A thousand tickets were sold for Three Grosses Chapel annual tea. At the tables were Mis. and Miss A. Harries, Mrs. and Miss James, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. J. Edwards, Misses M. J. and M. R. Davies, M. Davies, W. Richards, A. Rees, M. Davies, E. Hughes, F. Bowen, V. John, R. and S. AMtin, and R. Davies. Mr. Joseph Elliott was treasurer, and Mr. D. Bowen (secretary. A variety of out-door games had been prepared, but these were prevented by rain. At IiansamkA Parish Church on Saturday the wedding was solemnised of Miss Lily Williams, second daughter of Mr. Philip Williams, Midland CottagE, and Mr. Wm. James Weaver, only son of Mr. Joseph Weaver, Llansamlet. Rev. D. W. Thomas officiated. The bride was attired in cream doth costume trimmed with embroidered silk flowers. The hat was a la. Francaise trimmed with white ostrich feathers. Chief luitkermid was Miss Rose Williams, sister t of bride. Tbe bride was given away by Iter father, and Mr. P. D. Davies, Morriston, was best man. The happy pair left later lor Bristol.
NEATH. At Neath on Friday Reuben Gale, ash merchant, Windsor-road, for driving with- out lights was fined 7s. 6d. and costs. At Neath on Tuesday, the temporary fieense of the Cambrian Hotel, Windsor- Hood, was transferred to Mr. Parry Evans. At Neatth Bankruptcy Court on Tuesday, She case of A. M. Beasley, formerly licensee Df the Three Crowns, Neath, was closed subject to signing of the notes. The annual trip of the Sunday School and Band of Hope of Salem Welsh Baptist Chapel, Briton Ferry, was to the seaside, Aberavon. There were 95 births and 38 deaths in tin Neath Rural District area during July. There were only four cases of infectious disease. At Neath on Tuesday Honore Kelly was fined 5s- and costs for using obscene lan- guage. and Samue IDavies. The Green, re- oeived 14 days for assaulting Johanna Brown, widow. Alien s-court. At Neath on Saturday, John King and Wm. Preece, travelling tinkers, respectively Of Brynmawr and Portmadoc, received three weeks' hard each for stealing an umbrella, vatoe 108. the property of Mrs. Mar- garet Ann Edwards, of Grove House, Mor- mton, at Pont-Neath-Vaughan on Friday. At the Neath Bankruptcy Court on Tues- day, David John Jenkins 26, Cwmavon- JOed, Aberavon, grocer, was examined. De- ficiency wa. £2.15; and the causes of failu-e given were bad tTade, bad debts, and sick- ness of wife. Debtor was ordered to fur- nish certain accounts. Neath Council have received from the Charity Commissioners a scheme for dealing with the almshouses in Water-etreet, in which it is proposed to dispose of the build- ing and eell the site and appoint trustees far management, the local authority to have representation. The scheme was adopted, and after the scheme comes into force local trustees will be appointed. The purchase amey is to be apportioned for the benefit td the ock «od poor of the town*
LLANDOVERY. 1 BOWDDWRETTES. (By "Dyfri.") Condolence with Mr. and Mrs. T. Phillips, of Piet-on Court, in their trying affliction. The Llandovery cricket eleven achieved a thing which they had tailed to do for many years, and that was to defeat the Llaneily- ites upon their own ground. For this performance greatest credit must be given to Messrs. J. B. Jones and T. Soar. Messrs. Edgar Evans and J. Bevan also trundled very successfully. Golds, the town pro-, is still nursing his finger, and was unable to assist the eleven. He however, made a capable umpire. Mr. J. Jones, our postmaster, has now sufficiently recovered to resume his duties. Mr. Hulbert has also made wonderfully rapid progress towards recovery. After a letter had been read at the last board asking support for the appointment cf a Welshman as Local Government Board Inspector, one of the members remarked, "1 don't care if he is an Irishman, as long as he can speak Welsh." The Sheep Dog Trials are fixed for next Thursday, the 16th inst., and should attract a good concourse of spectators. The course is an ideal one, and the Old Castle Mound is quite a natural grand stnad for sightseers. This is the first occasion the event has been held on a Thursday, and town folk should apreciate the committee's considera- tion, by turning up in strong numbers. At the last board, the smallest cheque was drawn in respect of out-relief siroce that body's existence. Is this a sign of the country's improved financial condition? A gymnasium will soon be erected at the College. So said the Warden during the prize distribution proceedings. At Llanwrtyd Wells on Saturday last, Mr. Richard Evans was the champion quoi- ter, again beating all comers. At the same place Miss Grett-a Major and Miss Mona Roberts secured prizes in the carnival. Bank Holiday passed off very quietly. A cricket match was the only thing held to while away the time. Llandovery were defeated too, by the Breconians, an unexpected event. Th record accordingly is gone. How sad and after beating Llanelly, too Some of the decisions of the Brecon umpire were considered very unsatisfactory by many. He was certainly not a favourite I with the crowd. Sncere sympathy is felt with Dr. Rosser— our M.O.H.—at the loss of his mother, who passed away last week. I hear that the County Council have de- clined a grant towards our male and female ambulance classes. Considering the rapid strides made by the former, it seems rather rough luck to be trated in this fashion. Most encouraging to ambulance work ? LLANDOVERY v. BRECON. I "Dyfri" writes:—The return fixture between these well known, rival clubs was played at Llandovery on Bank Holiday, and attracted a large concourse of spectators. The Brecon- ians, winning the toss, naturally decided upon taking first knock, upon a perfect wicket prepared by Soar. A bad start was made, Morris being run out at four, and Evans similarly dismissed at 23. Banks was the inoomer, but was bowled by Sœ.r's very first ball-a beauty, which broke right across the wicket. Price and Evans next beca.me associated and made a useful stand, the total reaching the half century ere the letter was disposed of by Watkins. HeaAes did not remain long, and five wickets were down for 82 when the luncheon interval was arrived at, Price being not out with 31 to his credit. On the resumption play be- came somewhat slow, and at 93 Price was beaten by Soar. The pro. continued bowl- ing in great style, and the innings closed for 124 runs. Soar was responsible for the dismissal of five batsmen, at an average of nine rums apiece. The homesters opened their venture with D. T. M. Jones and Soar, and in the first over the former was unfortunately run out. J Bedford Jones joined the pro., and at once hit out freely, much to the satisfac- tion of the spectators. Soar played care- fully at the other end, but at 19 the part- nership was dissolved. Jones being well taken at square leg. Lockyer was the in- coming batsman, and played prettily. The total mounted briskly, but at 56 Lockver was bowled by Evans. Two additional wic- kets fell at 61, but Watkins' advent to the sticks temporarily stopped the rot. He scored rapidly, making two boundaries and a two, when Banks gave him a puzzler, which necessitated his return to the pavilion —6 for 79. Soar was given mt lbw (seventh wicket), a very doubtful decision. He played a most patient and faultless inn- ings. W. E. Jones did not trouble the scorers, and at 83 Hamlin Jones (an old Llandoverian), and E. Evans became asso- ciated. With 32 runs to get, both made great efforts to secure them. The century was signalled with the pair still together, but at 106 Evans was given out lbw, ano- ther doubtful decision of the Brecon um- pire. With 19 runs to win, and only one wicket to fall the outlook was none too rosv. The excitement at this stage was in tense. But tne climax soon came, as in Banks' next over Hamlin Jones attempted a swipe, missed the ball, and was smartly stumped, The out-gomg bateman gave a most creditable display. The Llandoverians thus lost a most interesting tumle by 17 runs only. as well as their much-chenehed record. Sooree: -? BRECON. W. P. Jones, Ibw, b Watkine. 20 W. Y. Morris, run out 3 J. W. P. Evans, run out 16 Banks, b Soar 0 W. 0. Price, b Soar 38 A. G. Heales. c Jones, b Jones. 9 S. James, c Jones, b Soar 6 AValters, b Evans ^2 D. 0. Davies, b Soar 13 A. J. Oattell, b Soar 0 R. Freely, not out 4 Extras 3 Total. 124 LLANDOVERY. D. T. M. Jones, run out 0 Soar, Ibw, b Banks 27 J. B. Jones, c Evans, b Ranks 15 S. H. Lockyer. b Evans 23 A. C. B. Llovd. c Price, b Evans 0 C. P. Lewis, "c Price, b Banks 5 H. V. Watkins, b Banks 10 H. H. Jones, st Freely, b Banks. 12 W. E. Jones, b Evans 0 E. Evans, lbw, b Banks 12 ,W. N. Thomas, not out 0 Extras 3 Total 107 LLANDOVERY LAD DROWNED AT I TENBY. The sad tidings reached the town early I on Saturday morning that Master Tom Phillips, th eeldest son of Councillor T. Phillips, Picton Court, was drowned whilst bathing at Tenby on the previous after- noon, and the news created profound sor- row amongst the inhabitants, amongst whom the unfortuna-te boy was so well known. It appears that he was bathing on the Giltar Sands, and was carried avw- by the heavy seas, the tide being nearly at high water. He had been for a dip on two pre- vious occasions in the same day. The event occurred practically unnoticed, although he went down to the sands with a servant girl. Immediately he was miesed an alarm was raised. The police aoted promptly, two boats with a dredge net putting out from the harbour, and proceeding to the scene of the fatality. The coast was dragged for a considerable time, and the body was ulti- mately recovered between some rocks about 8 o'clock. The corpee was conveyed by train to Llandovery on Saturday evening, and was met at the station by a large n-ran- ber of residents. The greatest sympathy is extended to Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, in the sad and sudden bereavement which has be- ) fallen them, and to them it is same satis- faction in their misfortune that the body was recovered from a watery grave. The deceased, although onlv nine years of age, was a student at Llandovery College, and was a most popular young boy. The family had been staying at Tenby during the past three weeks, and it was their intention to return home on Saturday last. Mr. and Mrs. Phillips have been the ricipients of many communications of condolence. DEATH AND FUNERA LOF MRS. MARY JONES. The death of Mrs. Mary Jones, the wife of Mr. William Jones, of Adelaide-street, in tliie town, occurred on Tuesday in last week. The deceased, who was 60 years of age, had been ailing for a considerable period, and succumbed to diabetes. She was a well known a.nd highly respectable figure in the borough. Great sympathy is felt for the widower and children in their affliction. The funeral took place on Thursday last, and being of a public character, was very largely attended. Amongst those present were:—Mr. William Jones (widower), Mr. WiLlie Jones, 'Brynamman (son); Mr. Tom Jones (son); Mr. and Mrs. D. Preece, Vic- toria-street (daughter and son-in-law); Meesrs. John Jones and Ben Jones (brothers- in-law) ;Mr. J. B. Jones, Bedford (nephew) Mr. W. Jones, Victoria-street (nephew); Misses Jane Jones and Catherine Jones, Victoria-street (nieoes); Mr. Thomas, Dow- lais (mourners); the Rev. E. Jones, The Vicarage; Rev. T. E. Thomas, Bailyglas; Alderman T. Watkins, Y Berllan; Alder- man J. R. James, Albert House; Councillor T. Gwenlais Davies, Greyhound Council- lor H. Ha.vard, Northampton House; Coun- cillor T. Roberts, Crown. Stores; Councillor D. Perrott, Waterloo House; Mr. G. An- thony, Stone-street; and Mr. E. Davies, Victoria Brewery. An appropriate service was held at the residence of the deceased, the officiating minister being Dr. Thomas, Bailyglas. The interment took piaoe at Uandangait, the Vicar being the officiant at the church and grave. The coffin was of polished oak, with braes fittings, and was made by Mr. Jacob Jones. King's-road, whilst the funeral ar- raiigemerrts were superintended by Mr. W. Jones of Alma House. Beautiful wreaths were sent by the following:—Mr. J. B. Jones, Bedford; Councillor and Mrs. T. G. Davies, Greyhound; Mrs. Williams, New White Lion; and Mrs. Jones, Adelaide- street. SALE OF A FREEHOLD FARM. On Thursday last at the Castle Hotel Messrs. W. S. Miller and Co., auctioneers, Brecon, offered for sale the stock rearing farm known as "Cwmclyd," situate in the parish of Myddfai, in the county of Car- marthen, containing by admeasurement 118 acres, in the occupation of the owner (Mr. D. Rees). There was a. capital attendance. The bidding started at JD800, and the property was knocked down to Mr. T. W. Rogers, Blaencwm Houce, Llangadock, for £1,300, with an additional JB95 for timber. Mr. D. T. M. Jones, solicitor, Lkvndovery, represented the vendor. HIGH PRICE FOR A WELSH COB. Last Friday Mr. T. Griffiths, of the North Western Hotel, sold his three-year-old Welsh cob, standing 14.2 hands high, to Mr Brown, contractor, Merthyr Tydfil, for the excellent price of £53. Mr. Griffiths lias won no less than six first prizes at var- ious shows with this valuable animal. I BOARD OF GUARDIANS. The fortnightly meeting of this board w is held at the Town Hall on Friday last, un- der the presidency of Aid. T. Watkins, Y Berllan. A letter was read from the BedwelKy Union enclosing a resolution recommending Boards of Guardians to request the Local Government Board to appoint a. Welsh speaking inspector in succession to Mr. Bircham. Precepts in respect of county rate were signed at 4«i. in the £ (General District Rate), and one farthing in the £ towards the Uandilo Pupal Teachers' Centre. A cheque for J370 towards omst-door relief during the next fortnight, was drawn. The treasurer's account presented a balo in hand of £360 4s. 2d. LLANDOVERY DISTRICT COUNCIL. This Council met on Friday last, Mr. Thos. Williams, Cwmllynfeuehaf, being in the chair. The treasurer's account prseented a bal- ance of £975 3s. 8d. in favour of the Council. The question of forwarding a reply to the Local Government Board relative to the Llangadock water supply was adjourned for another momth ,pending the receipt of a ocmmunication from the Llangadock Parish Council on the subject. The regulations to be adopted in the dis triot under 1 v Milt Shop, Dairies and Cow- shed Order of 1885, were considered, and the Model Bye-laws of the Local Government Board were approved of. It was also decided to circulate posters in the district calling attention to the provi- sions of the order. FUNERAL OF MASTER THOMAS PHILLIPS. The funeral of Master Thomas Phillips, the eldest son of Councillor T. Phillips, of Picton Court, who was accidentally drowned whilst bathing at Tenby on Friday last, took place on Tuesday afternoon, the interment being at Llandingat. The large and representative gaithering gave abundant testimony that the inhabitants of the borough had been acutely touched by the melan- choly occurrence. Business premises were closed, and blinds of private houses lowered as a token of respect. The mourners present were :—MT. and Mrs. Phillips (fathead and mother) the Misses Mabel, Essie, and Maud Phillips (sisters); Miss Gwen. Jones (ccrusin) Mr. T. Davies and Miss M. Davies, Penybank (grandfather and armt) Mtesrs. Nathaniel Evans and D. T. Evans, Llanwrtyd We'ls Messrs. D. Ernest Davies, Arnild W. Davies ?nd Miss Davies, Velindre, Lampeter; Miss Lizzie Evans, Penygawse Mr. and Mrs. C. Michael, Old Bank and the tenants, clerks, and servants (six of whom acted as bearers). Amongst the general public were :—AM. T. Watkins (deputy Mayor); Aid. C. P. Lewis (ex-Mayor); the Revs. E. Jones (vicar), Gruffydd Evans (curate), H. Hughes (Myddfai Vicarage), and H. Ifor James (Brecon Villa.); Aid- J. R. James, Coun- cilors D. T. M. Jones, T. Roberts, D. Mor- gan, H. Havard, T. Gwenlais Davies, D. Perrett, F. Wall, and J. Evans; Dr. J. S. Rosser, Dr. Taylor, Dr. J. Evans, Mr. R Peel Price, GoUen House; Mr. W. H. Jones, N.P Bank; Mr. J. Evans, Y Dolau; Mr. J. F. Rees, The Vron; Mr. J. James Maesy. coed Mr. J. Nicholas, Central Drug Stores Mr. D. Evans, Tonybryn; Mr. R. W. Price, Plassyd-ierwen Mrs. Owen, Ystrad Mr. M. H. NchoJs, Upton House, and Mr. M. Griffiths, P-nvgawse. The Rev. E. Jo, es conducted an appro-' i ite service a the residence of the de- ceased. In t-:J ciiurcti iUkI graveside the aI". assisted by the curate (Rev. G Evans), again officiated, and at the c'ose the ever favourite Welsh hymn, "Bydd Myrdd o'er nyfeddodau," was feelingly sung by the vast assembly. Mr. M. H. Nichols also played on the organ the "Dead March," in Saul. The funeral arrangements were satisfactorily carried out by Mr. W. Jones, of Alma House. Wreaths were sen tby the following sor- rowing relatives and friends :—Father and mother; brothers and fisters; grandfather and grandmother; Mrs. Jones and fanuly; Alma House; Mr. and Mrs. C. Michael, Old Bank the office staff; Mrs. Rees, Glouces- ter House; Masters J. and T. Nicholl, Windermere. Master G. M. Jeffreys, And ley House; Miss A. Jones, Alma House; Miss A. M. Harries and Master W. P. Harries. Blue BeD Mrs. Davies and Miss James. Barley Mow; Mr. and Mrs. J. Pryttierch, Tenby; Messrs. William and Waiter James, auctioneers; Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths, Peny- gawse; Mr. and Mrs. C .P. Lewis, Llan- dngat; Mr. and Mrs. Evans, Victoria Arms; the servants at Pioton Court; Mr. and Mrs Jones, Cefnralltucha; the three children of General Blowden, Temby Mr. (Rhys W. Price, Plasydderwen; from a Ten- by "Lady who loves little children" Messrs. W. C. Evans, Tenby Master Gordon Thompson, Tenby from the VelindTa family, Lampeter Mr. J. J. Davies, King's Roed Mr. W. and Miss Phillips, Uncle and Aunt; Mrs. Rees, Alltygog; Mr. J. Rees, The Gardens, Llanovcr Mr. and Mrs. Dam. Davies, The Emporium MTS. Williams, Velindra; The Penypark, Ffvonour, Cwm- easebach, and Parkywern Tenants.
COCKERMOUTH WON, SIR JOHN RANDLES CAPTURES "S1K WILFRID'S" SEAT. 'xhe result of the Cockermouth election was declared on Saturday as follows:- Randies (C.) 4,593 Guest (L.) 3,903 Smillie (Labour) 1,436 Conservative majority over Liberal, 600. In Janua-y Sir W. Lawson defeated Sir J. Randies by 663.
SKEWEN CHILD" DEAL." PARENTS DEFENCE: "PERFECTLY PROPER." COMPANION FOR A CRIPPLED CHILD. A pressman has interviewed Mr. Would, the Skewen faiber, alleged to have sold his daughter to a gipsy, at his house, No. 1, Siding-terrace, Skewen. It if. claimed that the arrangements to part with the girl to Mrs. Lovell was a perfectly proper and reasonable or as the woman was very well known to the house- hold at No. 1, Siding-terrace. Mrs. Lovell is, they state, an excellent person who de- lights to get about the country in the sum- mer, returning in the fall of the year to winter quarters ut Plymouth, where she possesses house property. Mrs. Lovell has a crippled daughter, and it was thought that nothing could be more natural than that this child should have a companion. Mrs. Lovell undertook to keep her at school and to care for her, and it is emphatically declared that there was no money accepted for the child. Mr. WouTy produced a letter from Mrs. Lovell accepting the gift of the child. A letter has already been published, but ap- pended is a copy of a letter hfSherto un- published which Mrs. Lovell wrote binding the "contract" :— July 30th, 1906.—I am taking this child as my own for life, and I will be answer- able for everything, and I don't wa.nt you to take her back after I do my best for her; and you shall have a letter every month- a letter oftener than that.—Signed my hand (Mrs.) Rose Lovell.
PROSPEROUS SWANSEA ENTERPRISE. ANNUAL MEETING OF WEAVER AND CO., LTD. SUBSTANTIAL DIVIDENDS AND BONUS FOR EMPLOYES. The fourteenth annual general meeting of the shareholders of Weaver and Co., Ltd., Swansea, was held at the Mills on Saturday afternoon. There were present the direct- ors, Messrs. Joseph, Hall, J.P. (chairman), J. Aeron Thomas, David Richards, Rees Harries, W. Lewis, jun., J.P., the general manager (Mr. M. L. Jones), the mill mana- ger (Mr. C. Richardson), the secretary (Mr. T. M. White), Mr. R. G. Cawker (represent- ing the auditors), and thirty-seven share- holders. The Chairman moved the adoption of the report, which showed that the profit for the year ending June 30th, 1906, making ample provision for bad and doubtful debts and for depreciation, is £18,237 5s. lid-, which, with the balance of £15,923 3s. 5d. from the previous year, makes a total sum of JB34,160 9s. 4d. The directors recommend that a dividend at the rate of 6 per cent. per annum be paid to the preference share- holders, and at the rate of 10 per oent. per annum to the ordinary shareholders, less the amount paid on account of dividends in January fast ( £ 4,050), and also that a bonus of 2 per cent, be paid to the ordinary share- holders. The sum required to make up the balance of dividends as above will be JE10,550, leaving a balance of JB19,760 9s. 4d. to be carried forward. The retiring director is Mr. Joseph Hall, who, being eligible, offers himself for re-election. Auditors, Meesrs. Tribe, Clarke, Cawker, and Co., also offer themselves for re-election. The Chairman said all would be gratified to hear that they had had again a successful year's trading. They began with a balance in hand of £ 15,923 3s. 5d., and closed the year (after a payment of a dividend of 6 per cent. to the preference shareholders and 10 per cent. and a bonus of 2 per cent. W the ordinary shareholders) with a balance to ,be carried forward of £ 19,769 9s. 4d., and this after making full provision for bad and doubtful debts. It would be noticed that it had been decided again to give a bonus of 2 per cent. to the ordinary shareholders. The directors had decided on this for two rea- sons, one being the successful trading of last year, and the other a desire to make the average dividend to ordinary shareholders 10 per cent. for the last ten years. They I would remember that seven years ago they were only able to declare a dividend of 6 jer cent. the bonus now declared and the bonus paid last year gave this satisfactory result, which they trust met with approval- Tne plant and machinery had been kept in a thoroughly good state of repair and main- tained out of revenue, and considerable al- terations and improvements had been and were being carried out both in milling ma- chinery and the power plant, which would result in economy and efficiency. Nothing had been or would be wanting on the airect- ors' part to make the concern thoroughly up-to-date. They had hoped to have com- pleted arrangements for a superannuation scheme, but had not yet been able to do so. They have, however, decided to give those employes of the company who had been with them for two years and under three years a bonus of 2,1 1 par cent. for three years and under four years, 3 per cent. for four years and under five years, 3^ per cent. and for five years ancTupwards, 4 per cent. on their standing salaries and wages for the year which ended on the 30th June last, and they trusted this met with the approval of the shareholders. It was, however, the confi- dent opinion of their Board that a superan- nuation scheme would be the best in every way for the employes, so as to provide for what all so earnestly desired in their intere- sts, and in this hoped to receive the m- couragement of the shareholders and the co- operation of those who would be benefited by the scheme. Deliveries of flour had been satisfactory, notwithstanding keen competition, which vas evidence of the quality of their make kfeing appreciated by customers. The pro- vender mill and feeding-cake plant had been in full work, and their products continued to meet with ready sale and to give every satisfaction. He (the chairman) wished on behalf of himself and colleagues to express entire satisfaction with the staff, who had worked so well and thoroughly in the interests of the company. Mr. Rees Harries seconded the chairman s motion, and the report and statement of accounts were then adopted. The following resolutions were also pass- ed —Proposed by Mr. J. Aeron Thomas, and seconded by Mr. William Lewis "That a dividend at the rate of 6 per cent. per annum be paid to the preference sharehold- ers and at the rate of 10 per cent. per annum to the ordinary shareholders, less the amount paid on account of dividend in Janu- ary last, also that a bonns of 2 per cent! be paid to the ordinary shareholders." Proposed by Mr. David Richards and sec- onded by Mr. J. Aeron Thomas: "That Mr. Joseph Hall be and is hereby re-elected as a director of the company." proposed by Mr. David Evans and sec- onded by Mr. T. H. Hosgood: "'1'hat Messrs. Tribe, Clarke, Cawker and Co. be and are hereby re-elected auditors of the company "t a.fee of 100 guineas."
TOUCHING INCIDENT. MOTHER REFUSES TO ABANDON HER BABY. (Reuter's Foreign Telegram.) Madrid, Sunday.—The Carthagena corres- pondent of the "A.B.C." says:—Thirty per- sons from the wreck of the Sirio have been landed upon the Hormigas Islands, which are situated about a mile from the scene of the disaster. In the panic a young woman had a baby in her arms. She was advised to abandon the child in order to save her own life, but refused, preferring to die with her little one. Both were saved. A large number of sailors and all the engineers were drowned. The Government has ordered all necessary measures to be taken for rescue of the passengers and care of survivors. Cartagena, Sunday.-A steamer which has been at rescue work has picked up the bodies of two small children. Another steamer has picked up a baby that was floating on the crest of the waves. The baby is alive and welL
EMIGRANT SHIP'S CREW'S COWARDICE. (Reuter Special Telegram.) Madrid, Tuesday.—According to Carta- gena telegrams published by newspapers here, the captain of the Sirio was one of the first to be thrown into the sea. One of the survivors, who had in his pos- session a small valise containing a number of jewels and a large sum of money, has been arrested by gendarmes near Alicante. He stated that a companion had entrusted the valise to him, promising to share the contents with him if he succeeded in saving it. A report current in Cartagena that the Sirio made signals of distress to several for- eign steamers, which were in sight when she began to sink, and that these vessels con- tinued on their courses paying no heed to the Sirio's appeals attracts much comment. It is even said that so far from hastening to the aid of the shipwrecked passengers and crew, they increased tUeir speed and were quickly out of sight. There were eight monks among the drowned. A baby which was picked up floating cn the waves, and whose parents had disap- peared, was entrusted to the care of a poor woman who voluntarily offered to nourish ;t. Survivors' statements agree that at the moment of the catastrophe the captain em- erged from his cabin, and was seen to hesi- tate between going forward, going aft, or ascending the bridge, but almost immediate- ly dropped into a boat, crying, "Sauve qui peut." Confusion immedi.ately ensued, and a hor- rible struggle took place between the pas- sengers (who endeavoured to reach the boats and life-belts) and the crew, their knives in their teeth, and the officers, revolver n hand, who fought their way through by bruit force and were the first to save them- selves.
MAZAWATTEE TEA Pure. Fragrant. Recalls the Delicious Teas of 30 Years ago SOL D BY ALL GROCERS.
"ALL WHITES" PROSPECTS. ANNUAL MEETING OF SWANSEA F.C. TREW APPOINTED CAPTAIN FOR THE SEASON. The annual meeting of the football sec- tion of the Swansea. Cricket and Football Club was held at the Shaftesbury Hall on Friday evening. Mr. C. H. Perkins pre- sided over an attendance of about a hundred. The Secretary read the minutes of the last mooting, after which Mr. F. Serine pro- posed and Mr. Aubrey Smith seconded, and it was unanimously carried, that Mr. W. Trew be captain of the first fifteen for the ensuing season, for which the latter return- ed thanks. OA the proposition of Mr. Aubrey Smith, seconded by Mr. D. Davies (Mumbles), Mr. W. Joseph was elected vice-captain. Mr. E, ie Morgan was elected captain of he second fifteen pro tem. Questioned as to the idea of "Pro tem, Mr. W. Hill said that the second team was not yet formed. Messrs. Fred Serine and Aubrey Smith were elected as playing members on the .Hatch Committee, which is as follows:- Messrs. W. Bowen, J. Prescott, E. J. Gor- don, R. Jones, and W. Parker. It will be observed that the name of My. Sam Rice is missing. Votes of thanks were passed to last year s captains and to W. Parker for hi6 services to the club. In supporting, Mr. Serine said they _had had a very unlucky season. On behalf ot Mr. Gordon, who was not present, he would like to thank the players—many of whom turned out in matches when they were not fit -for their co-operation. It was about time that Swansea had a better representative on the Welsh Union, Mr. Serine continued. He had followed that body pretty closely, and he believed he was right in 6aying t lat Mr. Bowen, their representative, did not attend a quarter of the meetings. It was time they had another representative. Last season men were selected to represent VV ales who were not fit for the honour. They gained places, not on their merits, but be cause they happened to be Eastern players. Again, the Caxdiff team of last seaeon had received gifts of watches valued at Lio eoch j yet, when they in Swansea desired to give a watch valued at £ J to a retiring Swansea player, objection was raised. The Secretary read a list of fixturas, and it will be noticed that a few "novelties" appear in the list. They are Plymouth (home), Pontypridd (home), London Irish (home), and Northampton (home). Mr F. E. Perkins stated that it was not for the want of trying that Swansea did not kvve a club match with the South Africans. FIXTURES FOR 1906-7. Sept. 15.—Swansea and Dis. League Home 22.-Bridgend Rome „ 29.—Plymouth. gome Oct. 6.—Gloucester 13— LlaneUy — „ 20.—Cardiff gome I! 27.—Bristol sr ii Ap^==r ^-Dev^ort*Albion -•-•-•-Away Dec. 21—Wales" South Africa 8.—Newport Home „ 15.—Llanelly —— Home „ 22.—Pontypridd Home „ 25.—Watsonians Home „ 26.—London Irish Home 29.-Aberavon -away i907. A_av 12—Wales v"England 19—Llanelly AwTv 26—Gloucester Away Feb. 9—Newport 16—Leicester 18.—Northampton Away 23.—Neath Mar. 2.—Newport 16.—Devonport Albion Home „ 23.—Cardiff 30.—Northampton — April 1-Belfast College Home 6—Bristol Awav The fixtures of Second"'i'vfare follows Oct.0** 6.—Llandovery College 13— Briton Ferry Home 20.—Cardiff Away 27—Pontardawe Nov. 3.—Newport Xwav 10.—Carmarthen College 17.—Mynyddbach 24 —Llandovery College .fct-oni* Dec. 1.—Wales v. South Africans -Swansea 8.-Pontardulais .away „ 15.—Vacant —w™— „ 22.—Danygraig £ way „ 29.—Pontardulais —— Home 1907. Jan. 5.-Hospital Rangeni Home 19—Morriston Away „ 26.—Pontardawe Home Feb. 2.-Mynyddbach .Home „ 9.—Danygraig Home „ 16.—Carmarthen College Home „ 23.—Briton Ferry Away Mar. 2.—Newport £ way 9.—Morriston Home 16,—Hospital Bangers — „ 23,—Cardiff Home M 30.—Vacant .———— CRITICISM OF THE FIXTURES. Anticipations were realised at Friday even- ing's meeting when W. J. Trew was elected to the captaincy of the premier team. The selection (writes "Merlin") will undoubtedly prove a most popular one, for no one de- serves the honour more than he. He has a capable deputy, too, in W. Joseph. The Morriston man has been talking of re- tirement, but let us hope for the sake of tho club that this will be as a new life to him, and that he will sport the white jersey for many n season to come. In Trew and Joseph we have too good men at the head of affairs, and they should manage the "ship" very successfully between them. It is to be hoped the club will have a little better luck next season, for the past session was a bad one for the premier side. I do not feel altogether satisfied with the fixture list, although I feel surj Mr. Per- kins has done his best. There are one or two clubs that could have been dispensed with, but it is not of that I complain so much, but of the arrangements. For in- stance, on Decembsr 26th the Watsonians wiH be played at home. Between that date aod February 23rd we have oniy one match at St. Helen's, and that is Llanelly on January 19th. Why we have no club match with the South Africans is explained by the Welsh Union. That body had the arrange- ments in hand, and of course Swansea had to suffer- They took good care to give GIJI) œoh to Cardiff and Newport. It is high time Swansea kicked against the treatment meted out to them. I forgot to mention when on tJhe subject of the arrangement of fixtures that the last two matches of the season are also "away" ones.
ALL UNIONISTS NOW. GWACUNXA-B-GURWEN DISPUTE SETTLED. A dispute at Gwaun-Oae-Gurweo Colliery, where 1.100 men have been idle since last Tuesday, their noticed having expired, has now been settled by 117 non-unionist men entering the Society, and paying up their enntributians.
SLASHING ATTACK ON WELSH VOLUNTEERS. "SMOKING AND DRINKING NO IN. TEREST IN MILITARY WORK." The "Times" on Monday publishes Briga- dier Banfield's reply to the allegations by a correspondent "in that journal imputing mis- conduct to the Welsh Volunteer Infantry Brigade in camp at Perham Downs. Briga- dier Banfield's denial has already been pub- lished in our columns. The "Times" correspondent responsible for the original assertions writes:—"The Welsh Brigade trained from the 21st to the 28th on Salisbury Plain, and it so happened that I saw something of them almost every day. From the very first I was greatly struck by their extremely unmilitary appear- ance, by their lack of skill and interest in any tactical scheme they were carrying out, and their habit when supposed to be at work of smoking and drinking in any con- venient place. "Col. Banfield says that their conduct in their camp lines was excellent. This I know nothing about. The point is that, while actual training was supposed to be in progress, large parties were Ay after day enjoying a somewhat rowdy picnic in any convenient spot away from the eye of authority. "I have no doubt that Col. Banfield knew nothing about it; but I think, considering all the circumstances, the criticism was a mild one. It is doing no good to the Volun- teer force, whom no one can appreciate more than I do, if criticism takes no notice of the black sheep who must be occasionally met with." »
MONTAGU A TOTAL LOSS. ADMIRALTY ABANDON HOPELESS TASK. NINE WEEKS EFFORTS WASTED. I — After nine weeks of eliort for the salvage of the battleship Mbntagu, which went ashore on Lundy on M'ay 30th, the Admiralty have b?en forced reluctantly to admit the impossibility of the task, and the order has been given to make no further effort to refloat her. The fateful decision appears to have been arrived at by the Admiralty on Saturday night, after receipt of latest advices from Lundy Island. On Sunday the following an- nouncement was published by the Naval authorities at Plymouth:—"The Admiralty have decided to abandon the battleship Montagu to her fate." This step, says a Plymouth correspondent, was taken in consequence of reports for- warded by Admiral Wilson describing the extremely critical position of the ship and the impossibility of getting her off the rocks. —iral Wilson subsequently com- municated the decision of the Admiralty to Captaan Young, in charge of the Salvage Corps. All fittings on the Montagu will be removed, but no further attempt will bi made to refloat her. A telegram from Lloyd's Signal Station at Lundy on Sunday states :—• "All operations re salving H.M.S. Mon- tagu have now been abandoned. Salvage plant and all valuable articles and every- thing possible that can be recovered, will be taken away subject to approval." WHAT THE NATION HAS LCST. The Montagu was attached to the Western --<sion or the Channel Fleet, and was com- missioned at Devonport in October last by Captain T. Adair. She was built at Devonport-, being completed for sea there in 1903. Uhe Montagu had engines of 18,285 h.p., which gaw her a speed of over 18 knots an hour. She was armed with four 12in..and 6in. guns, and her crew numbered 750. Her displacement was 14,000 tons.
STOLE A CASK OF BEER. PONTYBEREM COLLIERS' CAROUSE IN A BARN. At Carmarthen on Saturday, three Ponty- berem colliers, named John John, John Jones, and Bernard Rees, were charged with stealing a cask containing nine gallons of beer, the property of John Evans, of the New Inn, Pontyberem. It was stated that prisoners were seen wheeling the cask on a trolley in broad day- light, and, after borrowing a tap from a farm labourer ai Machoglwyn, they ad- journed to a barn to drain the cask, and were subsequently apprehended in a state of intoxication by P.S. George and P.0. John. Rees, who gave a false name in the first place, told P.C. John at the police-sta- tion "I am lucky it is to Carmarthen, and not to Llanelly, I am going." The Chairman That was a compliment to the Carmarthen bench. The Bench imposed a fine of 10s. and costs each.
SWANSEA'S BRISK EXPORTS. FIGURES CONTINUE VERY SATISFACTORY Swansea. Monday.—The trade of the port dnring the past week was again, of a highly favourable nature, and although the returns for the same period of last yeat were high. being upwards of 100.000 tons. the figures for the past week give an increase of 14,000 tons. The import trade, influenced by the bad weather, was less active, but the coal and patent fuel trades were extremely busy and there was an exceptional shipment of tin- plates and general cargo. Coal and patent fuel shipments amount to 89,223 tons. Imports il;clude-France. 2.285 tons, pit- wood. 190 tons potatoes, and 290 tons zinc ashes; Germany. 2.100 tons sleepers and 400 tons general; Russia. 2.706 tons pitprops; Chile, 860 tons copper produce; New York. general; Mobile. 1.170 loads timber. Coal shipments—Sweden. 750 tons; Ger- many, 5.450 tons; Holland and Belgium. 4,389 tons; France, 27.231 tons; Spain. 1.660 tons; Italy. 19,250 tons; Algeria. 3.930 tons; Brazil, 4,050 tons; New York (bunkers). 1.000 tons; and home ports. 6.343 tons. Patent fuel- France, 3.900 tons; Spain. 1.350 tons; Italy, 300 tons; Algeria, 5,000 tons; and Asiatic Tur- key. 2.300 tons. Imports. 14.051 tons; exports 99.945 tons; and total trade. 114.006 tons. compared with 116,789 tons the previous week and 100,694 tons the corresponding week last year. Shipments of coal. 76.373 tons; patent fuel, 12,850 tons. and tinplates and general goods, 10,722 tons. Latter for—St. Peterbsurg. 1,200 tons; Germany, 450 toils; Holland and Belgium, 732 tons; France. 120 tons; Italy, 1,150 tons; Rou. mania, 1,500 tons; Argentine Republic. 900 tons; New York. 1,510 tons; .and home ports, 3.160 tons. Shipment of tinplates. 100.296 boxes; and receipts from works. 116,448 boxes. Stocks in the dock warehouses and vans, 174.639 boxes, compared with 158.487 boxes this day week, and 187,546 boxes at this date last year. To load general cargo in the current week —Flavian (Italy). Tagus (Portugal). City of Cadiz (Hamburg), Hero (Rotterdam and Ant- werp). Paris (Nantes and Bordeaux). Veght- stroom (Amsterdam). Vessels in dock. Saturday—Steam, 36; sail, 37; total. 73. THINGS RATHER QUIET AT PORT TALBOT. Trade at Port Talbot Docks last week waa fairly quiet generally and there was not so much tonnage available as was anticipated. The exports fell below those of the Drevious week by 2,748 tons. chiefly throuph let. ship- ments to foreign ports. Imports, however, were much better, and show an increase of 1,505 tons. j The patent fuel works were again very busy and despatched 4.500 tons of fuel. Total shipments show a decrease cf 1.243 tons on the previous week. but an increase of 2,215 tons on the corresponding period of last year Exports.—Coal (foreign jaorts). 18,940 tons; coke. 1.350 tons; fuel, 4,500 tons; coal (coast- wise), 3.114 tons; tinplates, 256 tons; copper. 86 tons; bricks. 40 tons; rails. 510 tons; total, 28,296 t^ns.—Imports.—Ballast, 1450 tons; cop- per ore, 156 tons; pitprops, 2.000 tons; pit- wod, 1,000 tons; potatoes. 55 tons; timber, 223 tons; rails. 131 tons; pitch, 140 tons; general 63 tons ;slates. 120 tons; total. 5,338 tons. Total shipments. 33.634 tons. AVERAGE WEEK'S BUSINESS AT LLANELLY. A fairly satisfactory report can be given of the past week's trade at Llanelly Docks, and tonnage shipped was well up to the average. The aggregate shipments for July should almost constitute a record, the re- turns being very satisfactory and tar above those of the corresponding period of last year. Traffic around the dock is very congested at the moment. The siding accommodation is being taxed to its utmost capacity with loaded wagons, chiefly coal. The wagons being thus detained cause great inconven- ience to the colliery proprietors, several pits having to close down for a couple of days during the week. This sort of thing has not been experienced for nearly a year. The coal trade is in a very unpromising condition and prices have been further re- duced. Collieries and factors are making concessions of 6d. and 9d. ner ton to have their wagons released. Owing to the non- •unionist difficulty a number of the anthracite mines have closed down. In a sense this should do good to the market as there will now be an opportunity of reducing the stocks. The tinplate trade still looks bad and the position is unchanged. Two of the works in the town are still idle and others work short tite. The South Wales and the Burry are the only works going regularly.
SWANSEA V. CARDIFF. ATTRACTIVE FIXTURE FOR CREBER'S BENEFIT. TAFFSIDEES DISMISSED FOR 142. HOMESTERS SHAPE IN INDIFFERENT FASHION. The fourth meeting of the above teams took place at the St. Helen's ground, Swan-, sea, on Saturday. Th3 weather was not all that could be desired, being changeable. This was the occasion chosen by Creber, the Swansea slow bowler, for his benefit, and a. good attendance was expected. The pre- vious match at Swansea ended in a draw, whilst the two games at Cardiff were won by the citizens. There was one change in the home team, R. H. Johnson, being an absentee, and his place was filled by E. Billings. Cardiff won the toss and naturally took first knock, sending in R. T. Gabe and T. A. L. Wi^tington to oppose the bowling of Creber Cameron. The wicket was much in favour of the bowlers. The pair opened carefully, but R. T. Gabe was not fairly comfortable to Creber. and. as a re- sult, runs were coming at a slow pace. Gabe then got a boundary off Creber and in the next over he placed Dr. Cameron nicely to square-leg. Bancroft at this stage three times in succession saved certain boundaries by smart fielding. The attendance was fairly good and was steadily improving. R. T. Gabe, in attempting to drive a ball from Dr. Cameron was clean bowled—20—1—9. Hirst joined Whittington and the new-comer sig- nalled his appearance by getting a couple to square-leg. In the next over but one the pro. skied a ball. but 13L Ellis misjudged the catch and missed it. The same batsman later made a pretty cut past point for three, but in the next ball from: Creber T. A. L. Whittington was nearly beaten. Hirst fur- ther added to his score by driving Dr. Cam- eron for a couple. Gill, who was fielding point, was applauded on two occasions for smart fielding. There had been nothing bril- liant in the game up to this stage and this was probably due to the fact that the bats- men did not care to take any liberties on a wicket which did not suit them. Dr. Cameron was bowling well and kept a splendid length. In Creber's next over Hirst was tempted to step out and in doing so was smartly stumped by Horspool. A. Gibson. the Car- diff skipper filled the vacancy and H. A. Ellis went on to howl vice Dr. Cameron. and in the last ball of his first over he clean bowled T. A. L. Whittington with a splendid ball—47—3—21. H. B. Letcher be- came associated with A. Gibson and the latter snicked Ellis for a couple. The pair were scoring at a faster pace although both played carefully. 11. B. Letcher then drove Ellis for a couple and in the last ball of the over he got a single. The pair were still together at the luncheon interval, when the score stood at 58 for the loss of 3 wickets. Rain delayed the restart and in the first over after lunch Gibson placed Dr. Cameron to the boundary on the leg side and this, sent the 60 up. In the next over. A. Gibson in attempting to hit Dr. Cameron to the leg boundary just tipped a ball into Hors- pool's hands—66—4—14. G. E. Cording filled the vacancy. The weather was now looking very gloomy, and hopes of a full day's cricket were small..Letcher got one off Dr. Cameron and his partner also added to the score by getting a singl. in the same way. Cording then drove Creber to the boundary but the Swansea captain could have saved it. The batsmen were not able to do much with Dr. Cameron's slow balls and they were more often than not in difficulties. The attendance was now steadily increasing and the weather was also brightening a little. Cording was not batting as he should. Letcher was playing the better cricket, but it was of the careful type. Cording, placing a ball on the leg side, was nearly caught by Ardaseer. Eighty was telegraphed at three o'clock, having taken an hour and a half to get. A moment later Cording mis- judged a ball from Creber. and paid the nenalty by being clean bowled. Percy Bush joined H. B. Letcher, and he met with an ovation on going to the wickets. He livened up matters a little by getting a couple of boundaries, which sent 90 up. H. A. Ellis then displaced Dr. Cameron. In Creber's succeeding over. Letcher was out Ibw to Creber—92—6—17. Nash joined Percy Bush and Stanley Rees was applauded for a smart return in the field. Nash made a pretty cut past point, which went to the boundary, but in the next over but one he was nearly bowled. However, his stay was not a long cne, for the next ball from Creber he skied and was caught at mid-on by Stanley Rees -98-7-5. Y. C. Puddicombe filled the va- cancy, and Bush sent the next ball from Ellis to the pavilion rails. This sent the 100 up. Puddicombe opened his account by a single off Ellis. The pair were getting runs at a faster pace than their predecessors, and with the total at 118, Gill went on to bowl at the Gorse-lane end. His first ball Bush hit to the boundary, and the second went likewise. There was more to follow for the third went away and only smart fielding oy Dr. Cameron save a boundary. The next ball Bush hit to the track. The over produced 18 runs. When he had scored 34. Bush was given out lbw to Gill. E. V. Letcher filled the vacancy, but he was clean bowled by Gill before he had broken his "duck." The innings closed for 142. Swansea opened their venture at five min- utes to four with Stanley Rees and Bancroft who faced the bowling of Nash and Preedy. Play for a time was of a desultory character but Stanley Rees enlivened matters by get- ting a four. Later he got a couple by driv- ing Preedy and the last ball of the over produced a single. In Nash's next over the same batsman found the boundary on two occasions. Bancroft got a couple to square leg and 20 was signalled after as many min- utes. In Nash's next over Stanley Rees was clean bowled and the telegraph showed- 25-1-20. Percy Morris then joined Bancroft. After Stanley Rees left things went rather badly with Swansea for Bancroft was caught and bowled by Nash and Percy Morris was also clean bowled. E. W. Jones was also bowled in the first ball by Nash and after H. A. Ellis' dismissal who was finely caught by Gabe in the country Ardaseer and Cre- ber got together and made a stand. When Swansea wanteii only 12 runs to win. how- ever, Ardaseer was caught, and Cardiff won by 11 runs. Nash took 6 wickets for 57 and Preedy 3 for 63. CARDIFF. T. A. L. Whittington, b Ellis 21 R. T. Gabe, b Dr. Cameron 9 Hirst, st Horspool. b Cramer 15 A Gibson c Horspool b Dr. Cameron 14 H. P. Letcher. lbw. b Creber 17 G. E. Cording b Creber 10 Percy Bush Ibw. b Gill 34 Nash c Stan Rees b Creber 5 F. C. Puddicombe b Creber 15 e! V. Letcber b Gill 0 Preedy. not out 0 Extras 2 Total 142 SWANSEA. Stanley Rees b Nash 20 Bancroft c and b Nash 6 Percy Morris b Preedy 6 E. W. Jones b Nash 0 H. A. Ellis c Gabe b Nash 10 J G Ardaseer c A Gibson b Nash 31 Creber b Nash 13 Dr. Cameron b Preedy 10 J. J. Horspool b Preedy 0 E. A .Billings run out 0 Gill not out 18 Extras 11 Total 131 BOWLING ANALYSIS. OARDIFF-lst Innings. O. M. R. W. Oreber 28.2 8 60 5 Dr. Cameron 19 3 35 2 H. A. Ellis 7 1 23 1 Gill 2 0 22 2
LLANELLY V. LLANDOVERY. Llanelly received a visit from Llandovery Town XI. on Saturday. Winning the toss the home eleven elected to bat first. Hugh Howell and Warner opened the innings. The first named was dismissed by Evans for 19 and Warner, who made a longer stand, only got eight to his credit. Percy Rees also failed to stay. Fred Rees and Barclay then got together and the score was taken to 80 before the pair were separated, Fred Rees being bowled by Jack Bevan. a Llanelly Dlayer who was assisting Llandovery. Bar- clay. who was playing good cricket was now unfortunately run out-82-5--30. John Howell and W. H. Davies now got together but Bevan bowled the latter-87-6--1-and in the same over dismissed D. H. Davies without any addition to the score. An ad- journment was made for luncheon at 1.15. LLANELLY. 1 H. Howell b Evans 19 I Claud Warner b Evans .m. 8
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Percy Rees c Lloyd b Evans 2 Fred Rees b Bevan 20 Barclay run out 30 J. Howells not out — 19 W H. Davies. b Bevan .————— 1 D H. Davies b Bevan — 0 N. Waller, b Evans .—.— 17 Harry Howells b Bevan 3 Light c and b Bevan — 0 Extras 5 Total 124 LLANDOVERY. D. T. M. Jones st Howells b Light 1 Soar b Davies 51 .T .B. Jones, b H. Howell 43 H. Watkins b Davies —- 4 A. Lloyd, b Davies 0 C. P. Lewis c Warner b Rees 17 W. E. Jones b Barclay 0 J. Bevan c H. Howell b Davies 0 H Jones b Rees 7 E. Evans b Davies 4 W. M. Thomas not out 1 Extras 9 Total 137 BOWLING ANALYSIS. LLANELLY—1st Inm lgs. O. M. if. W. Soar )2 4 33 0 Evans 1,36,54 J. Bevan 11 1 22 5 NEWPORT V. BRIDGEWATER. Played at Newport. There were five Som- erset County players in the Bridgwater side. Bridgwater won by five wickets and 4 runs. NEWPORT. Silverlock b Braund 39 E. S. Phillips. c and b Robson 18 F. Rees. st Westcott b Daly 27 Diver, c Westcott b Braund 0 A. J. Gould c Braund b Robson 22 C. D. Williams c WheeMr b Braund. 29 R. B. Griffiths st Westcott b Daly 4 W E C Hudden c Bowerman b Braund 4 L. F. Stedman b Braund 10 P. C. Phillips not out 3 Steeples b Bailey 0 Extras 10 Total 166 BRIDGEWATER. E S M Poyntz not out 61 E Robson c Rees b Seeples 30 Braund c and b Stedman zi H G. Wheeler, run out 1 A E Bowerman c Diver b Steeples 22 S M J Woods b Steeples 20 A H Westcott not out 2 Extras 1 Total (5 wickets) 174 NEATH V. MR. P. N. S. SHEPPARD'S SIDE. MR. SHEPPARD'S XI. H. G. Moore Gwyn b Broskham 46 H. B .Davies c and b Tremlin 13 J. G. Moore Gwyn c Thomas b Tremlin 11 I. Joseph c J Davies b Tremlin 8 0 .G. Gilberston b Tremlin 0 M. Rees b Broskham 6 H P.rosser b Tremlin 7 H. Ellis b Tremlin 1 D. Jones lbw b Tremlin 0 H. Clarke not out 3 T. N. S. Sheppard b Tremlin 0 Extras 4 Total 99 NEATH. P. David b H. Clarke 3 W. Jones c H B Davies b Clarke 9 Briggs c H. B. Davies b Joseph 0 Tremiln b Joseph 0 Sgt Thomas c Davies b Joseph 23 W. E .M. Davies c Harris b Clarke 0 J. Davies b Prosser 15 W. Broskham not out 12 A E Freethy b Joseph 3 T Nicholls lbw b Prosser 0 F. Taylor b Prosser 0 Extras 12 Total 81 BRITON FERRY V. SWANSEA II. Played at Briton Ferry. BRITON FERRY. Snow b Geoghegan 5 E. Jones c and b Geoghegan 13 Bagshaw lbw b Pritchard 17 D. J. Thoinas o Geoghegan 20 J. Dickson. c Imrie b Geoghegan 1 J. Jones, b II. Thomas 0 T. Johns c G. H. Thomas b H. Thomas 8 A. Davey b Geoghegan 0 W .Davies c H. Thomas b Geoghegan 0 E. Davies c Imrie b H. Thomas 1 H. Dawes. not out 8 Extras 8 Total 81 SWANSEA SECONDS. C. Johnson, ru out 1 G. L Thomas b Bagshaw 0 C Imrie c Dixon b Evan Jones 1 W. Nicholls c Dawes b Bagshaw. 7 W Jeffreys b Bagshaw 0 G Hazel b Bagshaw 0 J J Hill c Dawes b Davies 11 H Thomas c T John b Jones 4 J. Bancroft c T John b Jones 16 J. Geoghegan c E J Davies b Jones 0 Pritchard not out X 0 Extras 2 Total 47 MANSELTON V. SWANSEA Ill. Played at Maneelton on Saturday. Bowen tor Mansel took five wickets for six runs. Swansea III. won by 10 runs. R M Thomas taking six wickets for five runs and W R Thomas three for two. SWANSEA THIRDS. T. Powell c and b Bowen 1 B. Ruck run out 3 W. R. Thomas c and b Bowen 5 J. G. Ellery retired hurt 1 R .M. Thomas c Howells b Bowen 0 W. Phillips, run out. 2 T .Wilson c Griffiths b Lewis 0 R. Williams c Bevan b Bowen 1 F. Rees b Bowen 3 E. Duncan b Watkins 3 G. L. Hay not out 0 Extras 0 Total 19 MANSEL. D. J. Davies c W. R. Thomas b R. M. Thomas 0 H. Connick run out 0 D Watkins c Rees b R M Thomas 1 T J Bevan c Wilson b W R Thomas. 1 G Edwards b W R Thomas 1 J Howells c Phillipq b R M Thomas 0 T Williams not out 4 J. H Bowen b W R Thomas 0 T Lewis b R M Thomas 0 W S Griffiths b R M Thomas 0 W Aubrey b R M Thomas 0 Extras 2 Total. 9
WELL KNOWN IN WEST WALES DEATH OF LLANPUMPSAINT POST- MASTER. The death of Mr. T. Evans, postmaster of Llanpumpsaint, took place on Friday even- ing at the age of 70. Deceased, who was widely known and respected in West Wales, underwent an operation on Tuesday last, at the hands of Drs. Elsworth, Swansea, and Denzil Harris, Carmarthen. The operation in itself was successful, but, owing to a col- lapse, he expired. The deceased was one )f the first stationmasters of the old Carmar- then and Cardigan Railway Company, whiclr post he held when the company was b-ught by the Great Western Company. He retired on a pension from the latter service some ten years ago. Three of hili eons are well known in London Welsh circles, namely, Messrs. D. R. Evans (Putnel)^ Timothy Evans (Stroud Green), and Edwin Evans (Highbury).
ITALIAN EMIGRANT STEAMER^ SUNK. 300. DROWNED, INCLUDING ARCHBISHOP. One of the most terrible shipping disasters has to be recorded this (Monday) morning. The Italian steamer Sirio, from Genoa, with POO emigrants on uoaro, was wrecked off Bajos Hormigas, near Cape Palos, on Saturday evening, and went down by the 6tern. It is computed that 300 were drowned, in- cluding the Archbishop of Saopedro (Brazil). The rest on board got away in boa.t6 and by means of ropes thrown from the shore. Lloyd's agent at Cartagena telegraphs on Saturday, 11 p.m.—The Italian steamer Sirio, Genoa and Barcelona, for Buenos Ayres, is reported lost off Cape Pales. Two to three hundred persons were drowned, and five to six hundred saved. The Sirio was a steamer of 2,275 tons net, and was built in 1883 at Glasgow. The wreck of the Sirio is (says a Renter's Cartagena telegram) stated to have been due to the imprudence of the captain, who has committed suicide. It would appear that in addition to the Archbishop of Saopedro, another Bishop is amongst the missing. Eighty injured persons were rescued from the waves. RESCUED ENCAMPED ON A HEAD- LAND. The shipwrecked persons are encamped on a wide open space at Cape Palos, which is a prominent headland on the eouth-east coast of Spain and is within comparatively short distance of the port of Cartagena on the Mediterranean. Madrid, Sunday.—A telegram from Carta- gena, to the journal "A.B.C." says a terrible catastrophe lias occurred at sea off Bajos Hormigas, near Cape Palos. The steamer Sirio, from ->aroelona, with 800 emigrants on board, has been wrecked. The vessel sank with great rapidity, and it is estimated 200 lives were lost. The majority of the emigrants on board were Italians, the remainder being Spanish- Several fishermen who attempted to save the shipwrecked passengers themselves perished in the attempt. The passengers who were raved are now at Cape Palos in a pitiable situation, as they are without clothes or food. Terrible consternation reigns here. The local author- ities are about to leave for the scene of the wreck.—(Renter.)
HEROIC FISHING SKIPPER. SINGLE BOAT SAVES THREE HUNDRED. (Reuter Special Telegram.) Madrid, Sunday.—Up to the present 385 are missing from the Sirio. The captain of the fishing vessel, Joven Miguel, behaved heroically. He grappled with the Sirio, taking three hundred on Board. The Joven Miguel threatened to sink, and the captain kept his crew by threatening them with a revolver, saying "As long as there is a person to be saved we don't move from here." A lame fisherman, managing his boat alone, saved twelve people.