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♦ <L r ———— -— | LP TO DATE. SUDDEN death at the mumbles. A painful impression was caused at the Mum- bles yesterday (Wednesday) morning bv v.he •nnouu^yiaeDt that Kiss Phipps, sister of Mr. II George A. Yhipps (one of the churchwardens of All Saints' Church), had expired suddenly whiht in the act of dressing. It uppcarn that the deceased lady, who was 70 years of age, and well-known and esteemed in the neighbourhood, had been ailing during the last few days, but nothing of a serious character was anticipated. As the cause of death has been certified to be due to natural causes there will be no inquest. oystkkmo<;VH FIELD CLCll, The Oyst or mouth Field Club, which is affiliated V.th the Swansea Scieoiiilic Society, has been snceeaafully formed, and a capital programme arranged. Sir John Jems Jenkins, is the presi- dent, whilst tha duties of hon. treasurer and secretary are undertaken by Mr. William Williams (The Cliff, Mumbles) and Dr. Arthur Lloyd Jones respectively, At Uto iMt weakly •xour»ion, wbiah was to Feallergasr, a paper on Rhododendrons and Aza.teas" was read by Sir Johu Llewelyn; whilst the ney. R. Jackett also read a papstr. Next Saturday the elub will vist the Gawer c!i3;; and bays, from Pwlldu Head to Three Cliffs, under the, guidance of the Rev. T. Robinson, Dr. Arthur Lloyd Jones, and Mr. C. W. Slater, F.L.S. ZEXAKA MISSION" AT THIS M u MULES. The annual meeting of the Mumbles branch of the Zenana Mission was heid on Wednesday after- noon at the Industrial Home. Mrs. Canon Smith, of Swansea, presided, and there was a fair atten- dance of those interested in the work of the society, which, during the pas year, had accomplished much good work. SWANSEA PATENTEES TO THt: FORE. In tlio H ,t. of patents applied for, which 'have only just beau published, we tind that the three coming from residents of Swansea aro again mentioned. These are:—George Esdon, Swansea: An independent self-blowing pedal attachment for American organs and harmoniums; Thomas S. Payne, Swansea- Improvements in tyres for bicyc!es, tricycles, and other road vehicle wheels; William George, Swan- sea An improved tobacco-pipe- LIIiERAL UKlIOX^Tr.AXIOV AT XEATH. It is probable that the Liberal demonstr.i-ioa will be held :2.t Neath on the 2nd prox., as Saturday is the only day which wHI suit the convenience of the local members of Parliament who are expected to address the mass meeting. It is announced, though not officially, that the Liberals of the dis- trict will procession to Neath, Mr. William Williams, M.P., Mr. S. T. Evans, M.P., and Major Jones, M.P., will probably speak, the subject being the Disesestablishment Bill now before the House, THE PAHISH COUNCILS BILL. Articles have been written and suggestions made )htt parishioners and others should meet to discuss the provisions of the Parish Councils Act, witb a view to the efficient carrying out of the Act when •t eomss into operation in November next. The Poor Law Association of South Wales and Monmouthshire have therefore resolved to meet at the Gwyn Hall. Neath, on the 8th and 9th of August next, His Honour. Judge Bishop, Chair- man of the Landovery Board of Guardians, has consented to preside on the first day, when it is understood that a paper will bo read on the duties of district councillors by Sir J. H. Bailey, Bart. On the second day Mr. Edward Powell, hon. secre- tary to the Association, will read a paper on thr powers and duties of Parish Councils. A papcr will al&o be read by Miss Brock (Swansea. Dis- cussion will be invited. The gallery will be opon tothepublie.

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