——i CLYDACH CONTRACTOR. MEETS WITH A NASTY ACCIDENT AT SWANSEA. ¡' Mr. Thomas Walker, contractor, Clydach, was found lying on the pavement uncon- scious in Mansel-street, Swansea, on Mon- day afternoon, and by was h;s pony and trap, the shafts of the latter being bro- ken. No one appears to have seen the acci- dent, and the injured man was conveyed on the horse-ambulance to the Swansea Hospi- tal. After several stitches had been placed in a wound on the back of the head he recovered sufficiently to explain that he was proceed- ing home to Clydach when his pony shied at a passing tramcar and collided with h tree, 'throwing him out. Mr. Walker was remov- ed home later in the evening.
THE TRAGEDY OF "TESS." CELTIC ORIGINS: SWANSEA LECTURE. At Swansea Library on Saturday evening "Celtic Origins of Hardy's Tragedy" was the subject of an able lecture by Mr. D. P. J. Gruffyd, M.A., assistant lecturer in Cel- tic at Cardiff University College. There was a large audience. Mr. Gruffyd was deeply interesting. He traced the similitude between Hardy's tragedy, "Tess," and the Mabinogion stories, particularly in the story of Branwen, giving the plots of the stories and showing that the characteristic of both tragedies was that the suffering fell upon the innocent. This, he said, was the char- acteristic of Celtic tragedy as distinct from Greek and Shakespearean tragedy.
LATE MR. W. HOSKINS, SKETTY SWANSEA HARBOUR ACCOUNTANT BURIED AT GOWER. The funeral took place at Llanddewi, Gower, on Monday, of Mr William Hoskins, Madeira Villa. Sketty. accountant to Swan- sea Harbour Trust, who died on Thursday at the age of 64 years.< A large number of gentlemen accompan- ied the cortege from the residence to the top of Sketty Hill. Among the represen- tatives of the Harbour Trust were Mr W. law, J.P., harbour manager, Mr A. O. Schenk, harbour engineer; with Mr Roger Beck. Aldermen W. H. Spring, Roger Thomae, and E. G. Protheroe, members of the Harbour Trust; dock police and Harbour Trust em- ployes. Mr Gwynne. Sketty, was the undertaker.
TOM LEAMORE DIVORCED. WIFE'S PETITION: CRUELTY AND ADULTERY. CO-RESPONDENT GIVES BraTH TO TWINS. In the Diverce Court on Monday, Mrs Rose Leamore, music hall artiste, known as "Rose Hamilton." sued for a divorce from Thomas Henry Leamore, also in the theatrical profession, and known as "Tom I.^amore," against whom she alleged cruelty and adultery with Mary Ann Fleming. The suit was undefended. It was stated that marriage took place on April 30th, 1896, and the parties had lived in Brixton and Clapham. Petitioner said her husband had struck her on several occasions; had given her black eyes, kicked her, and been guilty of other violent acts. Adultery was alleged with Mary Ann Fleming, also in the theatrical profession, who it was said had had twins by respon- dent, he having registered birth as father. Justice Bargrave Deane granted decree nisi with costs.
HAFOD CHILD'S DEATH, ELDER BROTHER PLAYED WITH PAPER AND FIRE. At Hafod Inn, Swansea, on Monday, an inquest was held into the death of Glyn Price, four-and-a-half months old. who died at 137, Neath-road, from burns received twelve days ago. The child is the son of Mr and Mrs T. R. Price. On the 12th inst., the mother left the baby in a cot while she went out for I a moment, a two-yca^-old boy running jvbout the room. There was a "Daily Post" on the table. She was called in a few moments later by hearing the baby shriek, and running in, she found the paper ablaze on Glynn's legs, which were burnt. The other child was hiding frightened under the table. Dr Powell qnd a nurse attended, but death ensued upon shock on Saturday last. "Little children of two or three will take hold and play with things," remarked the Coroner, "and we can only suggest that the mother should put a guard before the fire and keep paper in a safe place." The jury returning a verdict of acciden- tal death, agreed with the Coroner as to the fireguard. The mother somewhat plaintively said she had eight children. Coroner: You wa-at eight guards, then.
SWANSEA LADY'S FUNERAL. BURIAL OF MRS. DR. JABEZ THOMAS. t THOMAS. Very quietly, a.nd attended only by the family, the funeral took place on Friday of Mrs. Phoebe Thomas, wife of Dr. Jabez Thomas, Northampton-place, Swansea. The body was enclosed in a shell, round which was placed a.n unpolished oak coffin. On the lid was a brass cross, with a simple in- scription. Rev. G. F. Packer, Vicar of Holy Trin- ity, officiated, assisted by Rev. Wigley Griffiths (curate). Beautiful floral emblems were sent. A fragrant cross of lillies of the valley bore the names of Father, Kate, Frank, Harry and Bruce," and others were from" Lena," "Mary, Leah, Thomas, Agnes, and Smith," Mrs. Robt. Thomas, Dollie and Lottie, Mrs T. Huxtable and daughters, Mr. and Mrs' Wells (Queen's Gate), Mr. and Mrs. Walters (Penybryn), Mr. and Mrs. Freeman, Mr. and Mrs. Norsworthy, Mr. and Mrs. Wal- ters (Ffynone), Mr. E. Montgomery Wil- liams (Montgomery House), and Nurse Max- well.
TRESPASSERS ON THE MIDLAND. DEFENDANT SEVERELY REPRI- MANDED AT YSTRADGYNLAIS. At Ystradgynlais on Monday William Lewis and David Baker, colliers, Ystrad- gynlais, were summoned for trespassing on the Midland Railway and Yniscedwyn Sid- ing on October 10th. Mr. Dodson, Midland Railway, Hereford, prosecuted. Lewis pleaded guilty and Baker not guilty. David Prescott saw defendants between five and six p.m. at the siding and stopped them. Baker gave his wrong name and ad- dress. By the Clerk Witness was certain about the identity of the defendants. He had cau- tioned Baker before. Baker He never cautioned me for walk-' ing on the line. Clerk (to Baker) The only question for you to determine is, "Is it any use for you to ask for an adjournment so that you may call the doctor?" (Dr. Walsh). Baker: I have not got much money, and I'd rather settl-e it to-day. Baker was about to call the other defend- ant when the clerk reminded him the matter was serious if he was trying to get the other defendant to say what was not true. That would be subornation of perjury. "Don't do it if you have any doubt about it." When Lewis was about to be sworn he declined to give evidence. Lewis was fined 5s., Chairman stating that he had taken the proper course in declining io give evidence. Turning to Baker, the chairman said he took a totally different 'course, and a very disgraceful one. He had tried to get Lewis to perjure himself. He might have put Lewis in a very desperate position. Baker was fined £1 and costs.
SWANSEA BANDS OF HOPE. I SUCCESSFUL FESTIVAL-. CONCLUD- ING AWARDS. I CHORAL AND CHAMPION SOLO COMPETITIONS. Swansea Band of Hope Union competitive festival was concluded at the Albert Hall ell Thursday evening, when there was a crowded attendance. Awards w. re :— Answers to questions on "The Call of Samuel"; 1, w. Rowe. Swansea; 2, Haydn Edwards, Swansea.—Pianoforte solo, open Miss F. M. Ware, Swansea.—Soprano solo, "Hope," open: Miss Bessie Bernard, Swan- eoa-—Recitation, bovs under 16, "The Rag- -"Jd Schoolboy" 1, Cecil Jones, Swansea 2, LeyEhon J. i^ees—Recitation, under 16: 1, Mary A. Roberts, Swansea; 2, E. S. Jen- kins, Cwmbwrla—Violin solo, under 16: I. Jno. R. Arnold, Swansea; 2, Harold Jpn-s, Gowerton.—Contralto solo: 1, Miss Kate Phillips, Gowerton.—Duett, under 16: 1. Fred Brookes and Marion Parker; 2, Daisy Morris and Fay Stacev.—Spelling 1, Olwen Rees (York-place) 2, Leslie Bay. Recitation, girls under 16, "Some- thing Great"; 1. Cissie Trafford; 2, Flossie Beynon; 3, Ruth Workman.—Solo, boys under 16: 1, Alcwyn Bowen (Manselton); 2, Evan Walters (Manselton).—Solo, girls under 16: 1, Nancy Beale (Waun Wen); 2, Annie Walters (Manselton). Champion solo.—This competition aroused great interest, and was one of the best of the day. There were nineteen competitors. Tne adjudicate^, in awarding the prize to Mr. Trevor Evans, Swansea, who had ren- dered "Grannie Love," spoke most eulo- gistically of this clever vocalist's fine effort. t Ch°rus, boys, girls, or mixed, under 16, Night Hymn at Sea": 1, Fabian's Bay (conductor, Mr. Morris); 2, Tabernacle (Mr. (A Conway.) Four choirr, competed, the unsuccessful ones being Salem (J. Davies) and Carmarthen-road (Ivor Owen.) The adjudicator remarked that the singing of the successful choir was the best he had ever heard from children.—The 1st prize was a claim on the challenge shield for twolvB months, a chair to conductor, and J64, and the 2nd prize v/as silver medal ta he con- ductor and £2. The result was received with acclamation.—Champion solo, females Miss M. L. Thomas, Waun Wen.—Baritone solo: Morfais Evans. Morriston.-Quartette. ■When Evening Twilight": Mr. Bon Thomas and party.—Tenor solo, open, "Cupid's Way": John Jono-s, Swansea./ Pianoforte solo boys or girls under 16 "Coon's Dreamland": 1, Lilian Morgan (Siloam); 2, Fay Stacey (Fabian's Bay).— Solo boys under 13, "Bydd wrol fy mach- gen" 1, Rrinley Harris (Ebenezer). tation, boys or girls under 13, "Beth YW Dirwest" 1, Nellie Davies (Zoar); 2 Brin Harris (Ebenezer).—Sob girls under 13 "Hurrah for sparkling water": 1, Annie Walters (Cwmbwrla); 2, Ethel Tollick (Argyle).—Violin solo girls under 13, "Bar- bara" 1, John Arnold (St. Luke's); 2 Harold Jones (Gowerton); 3, Gilbert Jones (Rhyddings).—Solo girls under 16; 1 and 2 divided between Marion Park (Fabian's Bay) and. Nancy Beall (St. Mark's).—Solo boys under 13, "Hark! my country t" 1 Willie Thomas (Fabian's Bay); 2, Stanley Davies (St. Paul's).—Solo boys under 16 "Touch not, nor taste": 1, Jim E. Northv (St. Luke's); 2, Fred Brookes (Fabian's Bay).—Chorus, boys, girls or mixed under 14 (not less than 20 and not more than 30) "Merry laughing water": 1, £2 and gold medal, Tabernacle (conductor, Mr. A. Con- way); 2, 15s. and silver medal, Carmarthen- road (conductor, Mr. Chas. Taylor). The result was received with enthusiasm INDUSTRY AND ART AWARDS. Handwriting, under 10: 1, "Bryn" • 2, Ernest Lloyd.—Letter "Why I attend a ,Rand of Hope," under 13: 1, Annie Wal- ters 2, Eva Beynon.—Handwriting, under 13: 1, Howell Evans; 2, "May" (Manselton.) —Essay, under 16: 1, Percy Morris; 2, "Abertawe Schoolgirl."—Drawing of a lighthouse (under 16) 1, Edgar Thomas; 2, divided between Percy Williams and H. J. Taylor.—Cushion cover 1, May Harris 2, Bessie Godbeer.—Best, prize bag I, divided between Flossie Beynon and Maud Thomas 2, divided between Eva Beynon and Minnie Thomas.—Essay, "Women's Place and Power in Band of Hope Work": 1, Miss Bessie Griffiths; 2, Miss Sandry.—Linen tray cloth: l, Mrs. RovTand Jones; 2 Mrs- Cook: 3, Mrs. Legge.—Prize bag :/open: 1, "jOlwyn" 2, Maggie Morgan.
NEATH WRITS. I FIVE PEOPLE GET A SURPRISE, ■ A writ has been issued by Mr. C. R. Trueman against five Neath gentlemen for damages for alleged conspiracy. The cause of the action arises, it is stated, out of the arrest and imprisonment of Mr. Trueman, which he alleges was not a judicial act, but a conspiracy on the part of defendants to secure him imprisonment, to enable the defendants to sieze and sell his wife's furniture.
BLACKED A WOMAN'S EYES. UNPROVOKED SWANSEA ASSAULT. At Swansea on Monday, Wm. Jones, 79 L -and, was charged with assaulting Selina Rushbrook (married). Complainant said in ooneeqnence of a disturbance she went for the assistance of the police. When she returned, defendant gave her two black eyes, and she also col- lided with a telegraph post, which caused other injuries. P.C. Skinner saw defendant beat com- plainant.. Defendant was sent down for a month's imprisonment.
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GURNOS BRICKWORKS FATALITY YOUNG WOMAN KILLED BY FALL OF BRICKS. MANAGER ALSO BADLY HURT. A sad fatality occurred at the Gurnos Brick Works, Gi rnos, Ystalyfera, about 2 o cloJv on Saturday, a young woman named Miss Annie Weston, Cwnitwrch, being in- stantly Lille-d by a fall of bricks and the manager, Mr. Alfred Jones, badly injured. Several tons of bricks were stacked at the works, and the manager, together with Miss Weston, who was a remale hand at the works, went to eximine the stack, as it was reported it was tilting. Whilst in the act of inspection the bricks fell with a crash, completely burying Miss Weston and par- tially burying the manager. Miss Weston was holding the manager's hand when she was recovered, quite lifeless, and Mr. Jones was badly bul not seriously injured. At the inquest I on Monday the iury re- turned a verdict of "Accidental death."
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SWANSEA INQUESTS, CINDER TIP FATALITY: BRITON FERRY MAN. The Swansea Coroner held two inquests at the Adelaide Hotel on Monday. The first was into the sad case of Joseph Jones, mason, who was found suffocated on the cinder heap of the Spelter Workti, Crumlyn Burrows, on Sunday. John Jones, 11, Church-street, Briton Ferry, brother, said the latter was a. mason. He had no settled home, and only rambled about." Witness had not seen him for two years. Deceased was fond of drink. His wife died eight yea.rs ago andi his tone worked in the Garw Valley. P.C. David Johnson (Port Tennant) said I the faoe was discoloured and burnt. Coroner: Is there a fume rising from t!:e heap?—Yes, tir. I Do you think that the blisters were caused by the beat?—Yes. One could hardly stand there. So the man "was practically "oooking"? —Yes, sir. —Yes, sir. Witness said such men as deceased, who would not work, veed this heap occasion- ally to cook food on. It transpired that upon the body were found a Bible, a few pocket-books, and pawntickets, which gave the clue to d-e- ceased's identity; also three farthings. Coroner: Tha.t is worse than money, be cause it is useless. (A IMlgh.) A verdict. of suffocation bv inadvertence was returned. THE NORTH DOCK "NAMELESS." Evidence was taken touching the discov- ery of the body of a man (whose identity was unknown) at the North Dock. Thomas Lerwell, Neptune-court, said be saw it in the water—"a rope had heaved it up," was witness's description, "when a vessel was breasting in." Dock Constable Llewelyn said the body had apparently been in the water four or five days, the face being slightly decom- posed. In a small tobacco-boK deceased bad a pawn ticket issued at Merthyr, but the name could not be deciphered. Police in- quiries showed that the ticket was issued I to one "Bridget Casey," ajid investigations were being pursued. A verdict of "Found drowned" was re- turned.
MORRISTON HAULIER. BAD ACCIDENT: LEG CRUSHED. A haulier named J. Wall, aged 60, Duke- street, Morriston, met with a serious acci- dent on Friday afternoon, whilst in charge of a horse and cart He was proceeding along at Forast Bridge with a brad of coai, when a wagon, owned bv Mr. Price, Forest Farm, collided with Wall's vehicle, with the result that he was crushed, and received injuries to his left leg.
t "THOMAS OF LAN'S" BROTHER. DEATH OF MR. EDWARD THOMAS. Mr. Edward Thorrsas, brother of Mr. William Thomas, of Lan, Morriston, died on Sunday evening, aged 86. Deceaced gentleman had been ailing throughout the summer, and succumbed to influenza and bronchitis. By profession he was a mining engineer, and 30 or 40 years 4go was manager of the Weig Colliery, hut sinoe that period had led a retired life. He was the eole companion of his brother, with whom much sympathy is felt. A sister, Mrs. Morgan, widow of a former vicar of LI an samlet, and incumbent of Old St. John's (now St. Matthew), Hieh-street. Swansea, and mother of Dd. E. R: e Mor- £ <in. Morriston, is now m hor 9oth Y€ar. Other sisters were Mre. Leyson (mother of Mt. H- T. Leyson. solicitor, Swansea), Mrs. rs. Dr. John Cook, and Mrs. R. Hughes, mother of Lady Williams, of Plas, Llanstephan.
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MUMBLES LICENSES. nEVUTlTION WANTS THE AREA DtA L WEEDED OUT. VTT^S DILLWYN'S EXPERIENCES OF MKS DAY DRINKING. At Swansea County Special Licensing Sessions Mr. Rd. Watkins introduced a de- putation from the Mumbles, consisting of Miss DUlwyn, Messrs. Stephen Thomas, Thomas Bradshaw, A. Ros&er, and L. Jen- kins. He said that for the last two or three years magistrates had taken certain areas with a view to reduction of the num- ber of public houses, and ..avmg regard to the class of houses at tne Mumbles and Sundav drinking, the deputation were anx- ious next year they should take the Mum- bles area. ■ j. c ious next year they should taJ;e the Mum- bles area. ■ j. Miss Dillwyn thong lit it the magistrates would" take the trouble to go down and count the number of houses, they would an-ee with her that they were much in excess of what was necessary for the needs 1 of the population. There were too many seven dav licenses. She lived opposite the West Cross, and from her own personal experience, she was cfuite sure that a vr? large proportion of those who visited th-ä.+ house on Sunday came down from Swans-~ simplv and solely for the drinking purpose. The houses about there didn't want a seven days' license. They were villa residences, and there was no demand locally for the seven davs' license. Mr. Rd. Watkins reminded the magis- trates that, as to the question of finance, there was a sum of £ 30,000, money that came from the western portion of Glamor- MD, of which western Glamorgan had 80 far received Tittle benefit. Magistrates said they were pleased to bear the deputation, and that they wmtUi ijive consideration to the matter.
Professor Burrows. Cardiff, continued his series of lectures on "Prehistoric Greece" at Swansea Grammar School on Monday. Mr. Burrows dealt with Crete, and the lecture warmest interesting and ix-structim Then. was a large att-ndance.
SERIES OF DISTRESSING FATALI- TIES. MR. GRAHAM VIVIAN'S AGENT KILLED. MISSES HIS FOOTING ON A MUMBLES TRAIN. BRITON FERRY MAN'S FATE AT THE BURROWS. BODY RECOVERED AT NORTH DOCK. PLASMARL ACCIDENT PROVES FATAL. A distressing accident happened at Oys- termouth Station, Mumbles, on Sunday evening, to Mr. R. H. Quentrall, agent to Mr. Graham Vivian, which has since re- sulted in his death. Mr. Quentrall, who was a man of fine phy- sique, was 53 years of age, and lived at No. 7, Oaklands-terrace. On Sun- day he went t-o the Mumbles to visit some friends, and intended to return by the train which leaves the FieT at 9.5 p.m. He was a few seconds late when he arrived to catch the train at Oystermouth, and rushed through the gates making dash for it whilst the train was on the move. He attempted to get on the footboard at the end of one of the cars, but he missed his footing and clutched hold of the railing. Mr. A, T. Millard, the stationmaster, saw the serious predicament in which Mr. Quentrall was and rushed to his assistance, at the same time shouting to the driver to stop. During this time Mr. Quentrall's feet were dragging, and Mr. Millard, who Was by him endeavouring to help towards his support, urged him, for God's sake, not to leave go. Hardly had the words left his tnouth when Mr. Quentrall could not sup- port himself any longer—though the dis- tance traversed had not been many yards- and he fell, with Mr. Millard with him. The latter managed to clear the metals, but Mr. Quentrall was not EO fortunate, for his tags were under the wheels, which by this time were almost at a standstill. When pulled from underneath it was seen that Mr. Quentrall's right leg was in a pulp, and the left foot was also-severely crushed. The former was hanging by a thread. The train, ,hieb had only proceeded some eight or lIne yards from the station, then went on, and Mr. Quentrall was moved back on to the station. Mr. Millard rendered first aid, and Dr. Edgar Evans and Dr. Lloyd Jones were Boon in attendance. Notwithstanding the loes of blood the injured gentleman sustain- ed he showed great fortitude, and kept chatting while his injuries were attended t<>. He made a remark that he would never run to catch any more trains. A cab was soon in attendance, and Mr. iQuentrall was removed to the General Hos- pital, where he was admitted at ten minutes past ten. Upon his admittance it was at once seen the case was very serious, and the only chance of saving life was to amputate both legs, which course was adopted. Mr. Quentrall, however, did not survive the shock, and he passed away at four o'clock V1, onriay morning. Mr. Quentrall, who was one of the best- known men in Swansea, and who stood over six feet in height, was a member of the Brynau Parish council and also a member ol the Oystermouth Burial Board. Further inquiries show that the deceased gentleman had leceived a letter from Mr. Graham Vivian asking Mr Quentrall to come to Clyne to see him. He left his nome on Constitution Hill about four o'clock on Sun- day afternoon and proceeded to ClYM. After leaving the Castle, Mr. Quentrall got to the station just in time to see the earlier train leave BlackpiLl, and rather than wait by preferred to walk along to Oystermauth to catch the next, a practice he often used to do. In addition to being Mr. Graham Vivian's agent, Mr. Quentrall had been for some 30 years in the office at the Hafod Works. The deceased gentlemen leaves a. widow and four grown-up daughters who are pros- trated with grief and with whom the most intense sympathy is felt.
DOCK MYSTERY. UNKNOWN MAN'S BODY RECOVERED AT SWANSEA. The body of an unknown man was found floating in the North Dock, Swansea, on Monday morning between eight and nine o'clock. It was taken by Dock Constable Llewellin to the mortuary to await a coron- er's inquiry. No indications could be found to clear up the mystery of the man's identification The body seems to have been drawn to the surface when a vessel was being re- moved from one berth to another, a wire tope connected dragging it up. Just after it was noticed by trimmers on shore, it slipped off the wire, and had to be recovered with the aid of grappling irons used by Dock- constable Llewellin. The condition of the body was such that it had probably been immersed quite a week. Deceased was a man of about thirty years, in height about five feet six or seven inches, with dark urown hair and moustache. The distinguishing features about him are tattoo ma.rks on the right arm, consisting of a heart pierced with a spear and the words "True love" underneath.
DEAD AT CRUMLYN BURROWS. BRITON FERRY MAN PICKED UP AT THE CINDER TIPS. The body of a man believed to be that of Joseph Jones was found on the cinder tips of the Spelter Works, Crumlyn Burrows, on Sunday morning. He was of the labouring class, appaiently about 50 years of age. From a pocket-book in his possession the authorities conclude that he is Joseph Jones, who ? formerly resided at Briton Ferry, where his brother, John Jones, now live"- in Church-street. The body was conveyed in an ambulance to the Swansea Mortuary, and an inquest will be held on Monday. Since his wife's death deceased had be- come a wandereT, and it is assumed that he lay down to sleep on the tips and became asphyxiated by the gaseous fumes exuding therefrom. A brother of deceased from Briton Ferr) identified the body on Monday morning a! that of Joseph Jones.
PLASMARL ACCIDENT. VICTIM DIES AT THE HOSPITAL. James Schofield (46), 1,154, Neath-road Plasmarl, who on November 4th, was ad mitted to the Swansea Hospital as a resul of a crushed right leg sustained at Messrs Baldwin's Works, Landore, died at th< institution at 1.30 on Monday morning.
CARUSO IN COURT DID HE MOLEST LADIES? I SENSATIONAL INCIDENT. (Router's Special Telegram). New York, Thursday.-—There was a sen aiional incident immediately on the resump- sion of the hearing of the Caruso case to- day. A woman was confronted with Caruso, who, in reply to questions, denied that he had annoyed her at the Metropolitan Op-ra House on February 4th last at the performance of "Parsifal." It wa's repo that she was a chorus girl, belonging to the opera company. Deputy Police-commissioner Mathot asked Signor Caruso whether it was not true that he had behaved in an improper manner to several women at the Horse Show, where- upon there was a heated exchange of words between the lawyers, which ended in Com- missioner Mathot declaring that when he brought out the evidence that had been un- earthed it would be known what manner of man he believed Signor Caruso to be. In the course of his direct examination yesterday Signor Caruso said he eaw • Graham outside the monkey house, w lie exchanged glances with her, an again until she swore the complaint against him. To-day he said he saw her several times in the monkey house, but not nea enough to enable him to dcsOT-fce V ing. When asked to describe Mts. Gr^>s glances, which he interpreted as sion that she was a woman of actor, he said that he was unable to describe a glance, but he could recall it. Dr. Adolf Donziger, lawyer, gave evidence that he reached the monkey house jufct as Signor Caruso was entering it, not see defendant annoy women No scene occurred and no woman touched or st^ck Signor Caruso, and the singer walked out alone. Signor Caruso was standing v, hands in his pockets ^njiont^ a snake case, with women on either side_o Before the adjournment Deputy Poll missioner informed the Court that he would pSu« Mrs. Hannah K. ™ man whom Signor Caruso is alleged to ha%e annoyed.
CARUSO FOUND GUILTY: MAXI- MUM PENALTY IMPOSED. (Press Association Foreign Special.) New York, Friday.-Every seat in the Yorkville Police Court was occupied when the hesaring was resumed on Friday of the Sd T Ms «b he was gr^ed cheers by the crowd. Ihere was no mg Deputy Police Commissioner m- foLed the court that M». Graham wodd not be present. The charge brought by the -police against the famous Italian tenor was'of annoying women m the mon~ey house at the Central Park. The most sensational feature of the hear- ing proved to be the bitter and scathing arraignment of the prisoner by the prosecu- tor, whose scorching words incensed the tenor's friends who filled the room, and for a time the proctor's voice was drowned bv hisses. „. During the arguments of counsel sign Caruso displayed the greatest emotion he has betrayed since his arrest. During the speech of his advocate he sat with his faoe buried in his hands, and it was evident that he was only able to restrain his tears by the greatest effort. Judge Baker, the magistrate, before giv- ing his decision this afternoon paid a visit to the monkey house, inspected the place, and noted the situation of tbe monkey (knock-outs) cage in front of which the tenor, according to Policeman Kane s ey ence, molested Mre. Graham also the glass enclosed cage in which the snakes arc> kept^ and where certain young ladies, are to have been incited. Ills bonour stooa iii the positions described by Kane as ha ing been occupied by signor Caruso, bv the witnesses M'Carthy and Danziger. 'Caruso was found guilty, and the maxi- mum penalty of ten dollars ( £ 2) lmpos The court-room was practically d'^tedl when the decision was announced. jNeitner Signo- Caruso nor his friends were present. When the singer's counsel, ex-Judge Dittenhoefer, was informed of the result he expressed his indignation, declaring the verdict to be unjust and unfair, and inti- mating that it would be appealed against immediately. « "We consider the decision," be said, un- warranted bv the evidence, and the appeal will be taken at the earliest possible mo- ment. It would make no difference whether the fine was fiv3 cents or five thousand dol- lars. If Signor Caruso were guilty he should be punished by r severer penalty; if innocent he should not have been fined at all." ACCUSED'S RECEPTION OF THE NEWS. New York, Friday.—Mr. Conried ha-5 in- formed a press representative that. Signor Caruso's engagement hole will be in no wav affected by his conviction. He will fill every date if his health permits. Signor Caruso was too much overcome by the result of the case to discuss it with the journalist who wished to interview him. The magistrate did not give a written opinion. His judgment was confined to three words. "Ouiltv fine ten. (Renter.) MBS. GRAHAM: SENSATIONAL STORY. (Renter's Special Telegram). New York, Friday—The "WorM" says it lnas traced Mrs. Graham's missing witness in the Caruso case, and declares the policeman Kane acted as best mtalll at Mrs. Graham's
■ ..I "=' SUDDEN DEATH AT NORTON. IN HER USUAL HEALTH IN THE MORNING. The death occurred suddenly on Sunday night at Norton, near Swansea, of Mis Elizabeth Bolfe, wife of Mr George ROife. lately of Convent-terrace. Swansea. Deceased was in her usual health early in the day and attended Chapel at West- cross in the morning, coming home and partaking of dinner. An attack of head- ache and sicknesa followed, to which she was often subject and she went to bed abct, iive o'clock, being constantly attended u by her husband and daughter during the evening. At ten o'clock it was found that she had just breathed her last. A doctor was immediately sent for. but he could only pronounce life to be extinct.
FOUND HER "IMPOSSIBLE." WIFE'S PETITION IN DIVORCE COURT In the Divorce Court on Friday, Mrs. Hilda Lascelles, living at Kingston, sued her husband, Major Arthur Edward Las celles of the first battalion Norfolk Eegi- ment, holding a staff appointment in Ire- tiMid and residing at Kensington, for resti- tution of conjugal rights. The marriage took place in 1889 at Wyke, Surrey. 0 It was stated that in June, 1905, respon- dent withdrew from cohabitation. He had written a letter to his wife in which he said <« You must make up your mind for the in- evitable. I shall never live with you again. By making an effort and playing a part I r might stand it for a week or two, but it could not last, and I should find you impos sible, and you would find me equally so." r A d'?cree of restitution of conjugal rights 5 was granted with costs.
IetT&R'S MMilk-Giocoiite I NOURISHING AND SUSTAINING.
POLITICAL GOSSIP. PRIME MINISTER'S PEERAGE. EDUCATION COMPROMISE. In political circles, says the "Observer," it is regarded as practically certain that the li 'imo Minister will go to the House of Lords abr>ut Easter, and that Lord Ripon and Sir Henry Fowler will also retire. Others may retire too, but the retirement of these three is regarded as certain. It is known that Lord Ripon, as a leading Roman Catholic, has been placed in an awk- warrl position by the Education Act. "Daily Mail" comments that "The Pre- I mier's retirement to the Cpper House would see-n to render any conflict between the Commons and the Lords out of the question. It is therefore probable that in the next few days a determined effort will be made to secu'/e some reasonable compromise between the two great Assemblies. Strong influ- ences are already working to bring about a compromise." The "Mail" adds that Government un- easiness over the trend of opinion at Hud- dersfield, where a bye election is proceed- ing, is responsible for the sudden release, three weeks before their time, of the eight suffragettes imprisoned at Holloway. At the headquarters of the Women's Social Union an Saturday remarkable scenes were witnessed when the eight suffragettes walked in. For a few moments everyone was dumb with surprise; then they gave vent to their feelings by cheering and hug- ging and kissing the "martyrs" in a parox- ysm of everjoyed excitement, which lasted for nearly half an hour. "I do not doubt that the Huddersfield < election was the main reason for our re- i !ease," said Miss Biilington to a "Daily I' Mail" reporter. (
ALLEGED LIBELLOUS LETTER. 1 MUMBLES LANDLADY OBTAINS A SUMMONS AGAINST A SISTER. At the Swansea Police Court on Saturday morning Mr. R T. Leyson, solicitor, ap- plied, on behalf of a Mrs. French, Beaufort Arms, Mumbles, for a summons against Mrs Lily Clayton, a sister, for sending an al- leged libellous Letter, which had been re- ceived on October 13th. The letter was handed in, and Mr. Leyson added that his client had received other let- ters since, which compelled them to take proaeedings. The summons was granted.
JUMPED OFF A CAR. LANDORE WOMAN'S FRIGHT. Mrs. Catharine Davies, 8, Bytjj-street. Landore, got into a Morriston car on Mon- day afternoon to come to Swansea. As she was boarding the platform the fuse of the controller flashed, throwing off spark", which so frightened her that she jumped off. She tumbled, grazing her faoe badly, hut fcrtunateiy suffering nothing more serious She was attended to by Dr. Prioe, at the sbop of Mr. Dryden, chemist, and after- wards taken home by P.C. (20) Johns.
GLAMORGAN SOCIETY. PRESENTATION TO MR LEASON THOMAS. Members of the Glamorgan Society, Lon- don, had an enjoyable reunion at Holborn Restaurant, on Saturday, Sir Brynmor Jones presiding. A presentation of a purse of gold. silver cigarette case, and an ad- dress was made to Mr. Leason Thomas, of Swansea, secretary. The ilianinated ad- cLreciS was the work of Mr. Fred Morgan, son of Rev. Morris Morgan, King Edward's- road. The presentation WiiS made by Sir D. Brynmor Jones, who referred in high terms to the ability of Mr. Thomas, and the suc- cess that had attended his efforts. Lady Brynmor Jones was among those present.
PEOPLE TELL THE TRUTH. People tell the truth about Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters, because they are grateful for the good they have derived when suffering from starved, poor, thin blood or the exhaustion of nerves, and the worries from overwork. SAVE YOURSELF FROM IMITATIONS Save yourself from the flood of imitations that fill the market. Insist on having'the Genuine article. Look on the labe,] sta-mn and bottle, and find the name ''Gwilym Evans." Then you are safe. No other preparation is "Just as good," or "The same thing." Gwilym Eva,ns' Quinine Bitters ? sold everywhere in bottles, 2s. 9d..md. 4s. 6d. each, or will be sent, carriage free' on receipt of stamps, direct from the Sole Pro- prietors -The Quinine Bitters Manufactur- ing Company, Limited, Llanelly, South Wales.
GOWERTON EISTEDDFOD. CONSOLATION PRIZES GALORE FROM MR. J. J. WILLIAMS. A successful eisteddfod was held at Beth- armia Baptist Chapel, Gowenon, on Satur- day. Each competition was well contested for, and there were numerous entries. Mr. J. Jay Williams (London) presided. Adju- dicators were :—Music, lilT. R. Rhedynog Price, Cardiff; recitation, Mr. B. Phillips ("Myfyrfab"), Felinfoel. Accompanist, Miss M. Jones, L.R.A.M., Swansea. Awards were:—Champion female solo, £3 3s. and umbrella, Madame Bronwen Jones-Williams, Ma«steg. Champion male solo, £3 3s. and gold medal, Mr. W. J. Samuels, Swansea. Champion recitation, £1 Is. and chair, Mr. J. Thomas, Pontardulais. Open solo, £ 1 Is. Mr. Ivor James, Cefngolau, Gowerton. Mr' J. Jay Williams gave consolation prizes to Miss Katie Phillips and Madame B. Evans Ammanford. Solo for girls, Gladys ^es' Halfway, Llanelly Mary H. John, Fforest- faeh. The difference was so slight that Mr Jay Williams made the second prize equal to the first. Recitation for children: ] Idwal Rodge, Llwynhendy; 2, M. M&y Lewis, Waunarlwydd. Mr. Jay Williams gave Sarah Morris, Pontardulais, a consola- tion prize.
• HUGE ORDERS FOR VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE THE WORLD'S STANDARD FOR COUGHS, COLDS, NASAL CATARRH. BRONCHITIS, ASTHMA, AND ALL CHILDREN'S COUGHS. On Tuesday, October 23rd, orders were received by THE VENO DRUG CO., Cedar Street, Manchester, from wholesale and re- tail chemists in Great Britain totalling up to over 93,000 bottles of VENO'S LIGHT- NING COUGH CURE. This establishes a world's record for a single day's business in Cough Medicine, for no other remedy in any part of the world has ever enjoyed such a huge sale. The reason is obviots, VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE is infinitely superior in every way to ordinary cough mixtures, cough tablets, or any of the emul- sions. Doctors prescribe it, the leading Analysts recommend it for purity, safety, and efficiency, and the great British public have tested ib over and over again, to find tha.t this precious golden liquid has saved innumerable lives and prevented endless suf- fering, especially amongst the little ones. VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE not only radically cures the most stubborn coughs, but strengthens the lungs and gives perfect ease in breathing. Price, 9¥i., Is. lAd., and 2s. 9d. All chemists everywhere.
NOVEL JOURNALISTIC ENTERPRISE Tuesday's "Daily Mail" announces that on Saturday, December 1st, a special weekjy edition, price Id., will be published for the benefit of the blind, of which it is estimated that there are 40,000 in the United Kingdom The journal will be printed i6 the raised "Braille" characters, and it is stated that the "venture is not a commercial one and the weekly loss must in bo re- WArA"
MOODY'S COLLIERY, CLYDACH. SETTLEMENT OF OUTSTANDING DIFFERENCES. The dispute at Moody's Colliery, Clvdach, has been settled. The men resUJneci work some time ago, but certain matters have since cropped up, and after several meet- ings, an amicable settlement was arrived at on Thursday night. v CLYNE VALLEY PRICE UST. Matters were arranged on Thursday in regard to the Clyne Valley ColHery price I list for the six-foot seam. 'There id a grievance over the surface men's rates, and it is anticipated this mat- ter will be settled at an early date.
LLANELLY EXPLOSION. HATCHES BLOWN OUT: DEFECTIVE VENTILATION. An explosion occurred at Llanelly on Thursday evening, on the Russian boat Articus, of R;Sa> as she was putting OIlt to sea. The beat was loaded with coal 'at the North Dock, and had got clear of the gates: when a loud report was heard., and the hatches were blown up. It transpired that the ventilator wa<s de- fective. This is being remedied, and the boat will put to sea on Friday evening. j
"= GLADSTONE S Visljr TO SINGLE- "WESTMINSTER" AND MR, GLYNN VIVIAN S POET.ay. Saturday's Westminster Gazette pub- lishes an appreciative notice of Mr. R. Glynn Vivian's book of verse, E. Tene-bns Lux, and recalls the visit of Mi*. Gladstone to Singleton, and quotes the following extract from the "G.O.M. s diary for june 2nd, 1887 :— A tumultuous but interesting journey to Swansea. and Singleton; half a doz?n speeches on the way a smai] party at din- ner, busy discussing lines of meditated statement to-morrow with Sir Huasey Viv- ian, Lord Aberdare, and Mr. Stuart Ren- del. "Singleton, the picturesquely anoesteal home of the Welsh branch of the Vivian clan, is prettily and pathetical/y celebrated in this daintily got-up volume of veraes. The poet is the brother of the der's host of nineteen years ago. Tho taste and feeling that characterise his writings are themselves proof of a. cultivated mind as well as a keen sense of artistic grace in all its manifestations. Its self-restraint does but deepen the pathos of his words, de- scribing the manner in which he first became aware that his sight Vas failing him. He is to be congratulated on the spiritual and intellect1131^ solace provided by a hapipy up- titude for metrical expression. "Apart from literary attractiveness, the I local knowledge condensed into the text the footnotes of the book make T the mo,st useful as well as pleasant of g-uid ^ooJrjs for visitors to those southern districts in tho Principality which Glynn o' Sketty, to gi-. p him his on di" honours,, knows so well, lovos Hva'lv. and dr.scribps so rrr"?.;v-
SWANSEA DOCKS TRADE RETURNS lWFGH WEATHER DECREASES SUPPLY OF TONNAGE. (Special to the "Daily Post,") I Swansea, Monday.—The unsettled weather again experienced in the past week, had an adverse effect on the entries of tonnage. and the imports were below the average. 11 a short supply of tonnage there was a lack of activity in the coal and patent to-li trades, shipments amounting to but tons. The shipments, however, of tinplates and general goods were satisfac- tory.^ The total imports, and exports, com- pared with the corresponding week of last year, when the figures were low. give an increase of 13.000 tons. Imports include—Germany, 300 tons gen- eral; jvpain, 3.100 tons, iron ore; Italy, 1,041 tons calamine and 446 tons blende. River Plate, 1,900 tons. wheat, and 2,350 tons maize; New York, 263 tons general. Coal shipments, Sweden, 2,230 tons; Germany, 5,080 tons; Holland and Belgium, 3,230 tons; France, 24,604 tons; Spain, 2.670 tons; Italy. 5,625 tons: Tunis, 1,950 tons; Algeria 2,550 tons; United States (bunkers) 1,000 tons; and home ports, 6,562 tons. Patent fuel- France, 2,190 tons; Spain. 2,000 tons; Italy, 550 tons; Tunis. 220 tons and 1.900 tons. Imports, 13.074 tons; exports, 72,231 tons; and total trade, 85,305 tons, compared with 99,510 tons the previous week, and 72,550 tons the corresponding week last year. Shipments of coal, 55,501 tons. patent fuel 6,860 tons, and tinplates and general goods. 9.870 tons. The latter were for-Copenhagen and Stettin, 630 tons; Germany, 420 tons; Hol- land and Belgium, 1,350 tons; France, 530 tons; Italy, 750 tons; Lisbon and Oporto, 570 tons; New York, 2.850 tons; and home ports, 2,770 tons. Shipments of tinplate, 80,915 boxes; and receipts from works, 76,021 boxes. Stock in the dock warehouses and vans, 134.119 boxes, compared with 139,013 boxes this day week, and 198,138 boxes at 'this date last year. To load general cargo in the current week—Highland Glen (South America). Minnesota (Philadelphia), Exeter City (New York), Segontian (Mediterranean ports), As- siout (Alexandria, etc.), Faleriane (Itply), Steamer for (Hamburg), Veghtstroom (Am- sterdam), Apollo and Tasso (Rotterdam and Antwerp), Adolph (Gothenburg), Fridtzof (Copenhagen and Stettin), Paris (Nantes and Bordeaux). Vessels in dock--Steam, 34; sail. 33; total. 67. WELCOME IMPROVEMENT AT LLANELLY. After the dull times experienced during the past few weeks at Llanelly Docks, it is more satisfactory to report an improve- ment this week. even though that improve- ment cannot be considered a very big one. The boisterous weather experienced during the past two three weeks has much upset the trade of the port. Boats which should have been loaded here were loaded far be- yond their time and have now been sent elsewhere. The exports recorded an in- crease on last week by 2,800 tons and the imports 1.000 tons. The total exports amounted to 5,300 tons, composed chiefly cf coal and 500 tons of tinplates. The total Imports were about 2,000 tons, mostly of scrap iron. The coming week should be far busier and already some large boats have entered the dock. The coal trade still continues to be brisk and the demand is diminishing in no way. Mostly all collieries are doing well and have not been so brisk for many years. Outpuis are at their maximum. The great activity in the German manufacturing works is causing a big scarcity in that market and although the collieries there are turning out far more coal than ever, they have to buy several hundreds of thousands of tons from this country to keep going. The coals mostly in request are some of the anthra- cite kinds. Enough of these sorts cannot be got and prices have been raised shillings per ton. There is no doubt that as the an- thracite coal is more widely known the de- mand will greatly increase. For cleanliness and heat there is no coal to compare with it. The only disadvantage just now is the excessive price, which places it beyond the reach of working classes. The tinplate trade is showing an improved tone and prices are hardening. Rumours are abroad that the American works are short of steel and consequently makers here are advancing their quotations for both near and forward deliveries, although sev- eral works will not quote at all for deli- very beyond the first quarter of the year. The steel works are showing exceptional activity and orders are plentiful, in fact bsyond the make. Prices are advancing. HEAVY EXPORT DECREASE AT PORT TALBOT. Trade at the Port Talbot Docks was fairly brisk again !ast week and there was a good supply of tonnage. The returns show a de- crease of 5,744 tons on the previous week, but an increase of 11,039 tons on the cor- responding week of last year. Exports de- creased bv 6,825 tons, but imports showed an increase of 1,081 tons. Trade in the dis- trict is pretty brisk all round. The returns are as follows:- k -Exports—Coal (foreign ports), 28,711 tons; coal (coastwise), 2,43| tons; fuel, 3,220 tons; tinplates 238 tons; copper 30 tons; total, 34,630 tonb. 34,630 tonb. Imports-Ballast, 1.479 tons; copper ere, 903 tons; general/70 tons; total, 2,452 tons. Total shipments—37,082 tons. Vessels in docks on Saturday—18.
A well-attended temperance meeting was .Y held by Clydach Temperance Society at the Public Hail on Sunday. Rev. T. V. Evans presided. Rev. D. C. Roos (curate) and Mr. David Stephens spoke.
LLANELLY MAN CHARGED, LABOURER'S WIFE BADLY HURT. At Llanelly on Monday John Bowen, la- bourer, Railway-terrace, on bail, w £ charg- ed with wounding his wife Florrie. Mr. T. Ludford defended. Mrs. Bowen, who had been too ill to give evidence before, having fainted in the box, now said defendant assaulted her until she fell in the passage. He caused a head wound, and took hold of her hand and pull- ed one of the fingers bacly until it was bro- ken. She had left him io. times, but had returned at his request. Cross-examined He gave- her 35s. on the night of the assault. She did not continu- ally worry him about money and had not i n- into debt. He has a'ways been a good husband?— Oh, yes, lovely I Mr. Brodie Has he?—No. Catherine Williams said she heard de- fendant threaten to kill his wife, who was shouting "Murder" and "Don't kick me, John." Defendant was dismissed on tho charge of causing bodily harm, but Mrs. Bowen then preferred a charge of common assault j against her husband. "> HEAVY PENALTY IMPOSED. The bench said that the case had been fcraeht well by Mr. Ludford They had de- cid-ed not to send defendant to prison, but wouid inflict a heavy fine, which would be £ 10 and costs. Defendant was given a month in whjeth to fin-d the money. on Mrs. Bowen then applied far a separation or\N»r.
I Waunarlwydd will be well catered for in the musical line this Christmas. At Sardis tn" Sunday School Choii are rehearsing •■TVir- Kinprl-iTi and tlir KLJJIR and the Zion rhi.ii are *>'I- "r- •»^«triixnev of Life."
h ELIJAH" PERFORMANCE AT ] SWANSEA.! I ST. PAUL'S UNITED CHOIR .A f'HIEYR A TRIUMPH. MR. FFRANGCON DAYIES'S SUCCESS j IN THE TITLE PART. j "Unblemished; a signa1- all-round sac- cess, was a verdict, quite properly returned after the performance of "Elijah" at Swan- sea Albert Hail o Monday evening. St. Paul's United Choir deserve to have the warmest praise, for thov established a. great reputation for themselves, and there was when the oratorio finished but one opinion regarding them, and that highly flattering. It was encouraging to find surh a very large audience taking an Uteres in tin produc- tion. The hall was crowded in every part. It was a notable event, if only for the ap- pearance of the eminent Welsh voca.list, Mr. Ffranecon Davies. His name stands syn- onvmous with the title part wheresoever ( this gem of the master, Mendelssohn, is loved. A vivid, passionate basso, he has a type of countenance, august and serene, that accents the prophet in him. so vital to his expression. Not a fiingie uncertainty interfered with his undeniably fine perform- ance, and to hint that a. thrill nossestec everyone gives little idea of the inspiration, and joy tha.t he contrived to make his hear- ers experience. In "Erjah" there is no more pr^ound incident than tha.t where the worshippers of Baal are confronted with a proof of their idol-god's impotence. cleLssohn ^elates it magnificentlv, but it li^s with the singer to make or mar, and MT. Ffrangcon Davies made it intense and won- derful. There was a due restraint shown- Never did Elijah's vehement praver to God to declare Himself by kindling the sacrificial flames become abandoned. It wa.s reverent, but it was electrifying and filled one w ith a sense of the majestic. And all through the book never were his energies relaxed. He was untiring and unspoilt. "Is not His word like a fire?" afforded a scope for orig- inality. and it was sung with the clear re- sonance of a. hammer. Yet another fine ren- dering was "It is enough." and the pianissi- mo at its close was the finishing tou2h 01 a genius. Miss Mabel Braine, the contralto, won1 for herself and her dramatic vocalism a mg regard and admiration. To the gifts of a wiae-range and "Supple, creamy voice she added a. power of emphasising her words that sprung from a deep soul and was best marked in "Woe unto them that forsru-.e him." But finer far was she where the Queen incites the peop^ against Elijah. It venly seemed as though the blood of Mac- be th's lady surged in her veins when, by im- pressive accusations, she stirs the people into crying against the prophet "He sha. perish." The actre-ss in Miss Braine again peepei out in "0, Rest in the Lord," which was excellently suner. Miss Gertrude Woodall was an admirable eoprano, with a sweet an charming voice. Her chief air was, of course, "Hear ye, Israel, and here she attained her best, being more natural than when, striving against the stronger voices of Mis? Braine and Mr. Davies. Miss Woodall sang in the recitative, "0, Lord, Thou hast overturned," m place of Lewis Hart, who through a cold could not take his part. Over-anxiety to be thoroughly virtuous in his intonation some- what detracted from. the advantages Mr. Anderson Nicol possessed in a sweet tenor vtoice. He was thoroughly conscientious, but letting himself go a little in "Then shall the Righteous shine," he delighted the au- dience a-d was rewarded with hearty plaudits. Of the chorus, which numbered 300 voices in effectively balanced quarters, it is not pos- sible to devote too mu:h approbation. Ad- mirably controlled by Mr. Harry W_ ill jams, the conductor, they sang with a spirit and precision and an intelligence for real mean- ing that must have won many lovers, The choruses to Baal were in their feeling of ex- pression a tribute to a clever baton, an "Thanks be to God" ended Part I in splen- dour. "He watching ove- Israel was yet another jewel in the crown of triumph which came with the final chorus leaving no one unpoesesed cf a wish that the choir should keep intact and be heard again at no very distant date. A special word is deserv- ing to Misses B. Burnett and and Messrs. J. H. Rees and D. L. who were useful in the double quartette Miss Burnett also assisted in the trio, Litt thine eves," and, together with Brown in the quartette, "Holy, holy holy. The orchestra, arranged by Mr. Walter Whittakcr, had no small part in the success, displaying an excel'ent refinement. Unfor- tunately, many of the orchestral tit-bits were drowned in applause accorded the vo- calists. Mr. David Lewis proved an able organist, ente-r;ng with clever sympathy into the spirit of the work and doing it justice-
RECENT COLLISION. NANTES BARQUE ARRIVES AT PORT TALBOT. The barque Mezley. of Nantes. which ran into and bank the ill-iated Melrose Abbey a few days ago. has arrived at Port Talbot Docks with a cargo of Pii^ood. Her bows present a rather damaged ap- pearance and she will be dry-doeked after unloading.
"NO FINER PERFORMANCE." p a pp PRESS ON SPRINGE- »-• VICTORY OVER GLAMORG AN- The Cape Times," v. hich has just come to hand, contains a report of the Gla:morgan v- South Africans matcli, which wa5 Cardifi recently. The journal howe^. states that the match sea and it also credits D. Jones vut-h scored the trv for Glamorgan, whereas :1 was W. Joseph. The following are exists from the notes on the game "A well won victory gained o--vr r :;¡.t side. This summarises the achievemem of the South Africans in a mate:, wh-ch has hall-marked for all time the ssrengt.n of Ruabv foot-ball in South Afn-a. WW it was found that Percy BusK ccyi notpl»y, <-he -electors, acting on the admirsWy Weisn chose R, Owen's chiemate, \l. Toft who had done so well for Swansea season This ensured combination benind tVHerum and it speaks volumes for the strength of the attack which -mb Africa w»s able to bring to bear on t < opposnon, ,Ttt this defence was pen-t^ted Twice in the opening half. The New Zealanders, acrainst this back division, wi the excep- tion that Gwvn Nicholls wa playing at centre instead of Trcw. were not able to make any impression, after bpttering at it. for fuliv three of the W^.sh interna- tional 'match. This is the back division which scored four times a-ainf; England, thrice against Scotland, and twioe agamsu Iceland in a game which was 'ort. V ;*>, after i-Ms can argue that the deienoe of t.^e c fV. Africans is weak? Two r,ner erpon- PV j*" V -ate cannot m reason be expecto-i w>at fvTTpt.ernntional has to V played or, when finor performance than TV-em a:rail,st Glamorgan stands to of s. representative South African the cr CV) foam on its own ground