JOHN S. BROWN Ccmaicaced Selling Bicycles and Tricycles in Swansea in pi..18/9 And liavini'- scoured ALL the Rest Cycle Agencies in the country, he is enabled to offer the very Best Value in p 18 9 5 JL < 7 If you wish to enjoy cycling and to ride in perfect safety, you oJ 'J. 01 should buy a Machine with a reputation. Y"> Jrl ~W ISK, and purchase vour mount from JOHN-3 BROWN, OXF01-llt-STltEET. SWANSEA. PALE AND MILD ALES AND STOUT. IN CASK AND BOTTLE. f #/ •. CESS ■ 1 i* Au.Tewis. O #T?Ci"S AX.; StORF- 10, NELSON-STREET, SWANSEA iUsAc R (;|>. HELL. EXTENSION OF PREMISES. SEVEN DAYS ABSOLUTE CLEARANCE SALE TO bA\L DAMAGE BY DUST AND MORTAR. J. 13. PRITCHARD, ,^have room lor the growing requirements ef his trade, has decided upon taking in' THE AIMOI Nrl XG SHOP, 72a, OXFORD-STREET, Lately ii-i,, iie ii patio n of Co., who have removed to the corner. By this arrangement J. ii. P. will h»v*f in extended counter and shop room—tha want, of which, he fo^rs. tiai been the o^aseef great inconvemence to many of his customers. J.B.P. respect: illv timates that all goods will be offered at A ORE AT UEDITCTION Durinc SRVEN DAYS, beginning on SATURDAY, MAY lire, 1895. Aina ending MAY 18th, itftet- w'urnfee vil! show a well-assorted Stock of the Latest Fashions in DRAPERY & MILLINERY C CDS. THE PEOPLE'S Beady Money Craptn/tl- Millinery Establishment 72B, OXFORD-STREET, SWANSEA. uC3c IJACG3 JENKINS* Jill I !COAL MERCHANT, dC MKii jl io ALEXANDRA Ra ilHM if s wa .xt_s_e;a Jlipgl^ I .T. Tl. PAJSrK SATTEF. HOSIER. AND GENTS OUTFITTER, Is now showing a choice selection of WHITE and FANCY | i *titWN hi CRICKETS <i SHIRTS is inches. i9nMr«B«MiiananMMMiuuiaHMauaaHMH|, New abaces up to 18 inches. —. New abaces up to 18 inches. SI KAV\ ii A i iS All the n< wr'st designs for the Season. I H A- J.H. iVa Special Value, k> <)')• ALL FIT HAT f' Irs *U the Newest Shapes and Colours. OIW. w-oqVI CNI V ADDRESS, IT HIGH-STREET. NEAR ROYAL HOTEL ii966 TENNIS AND CRICKET SEASON. 1895. THE LARGEST STOCK OF TENNIS AND CRICKET GOODS IN TO W N SEE WINDOWS. SEE WINDOWS. I I SPECIAL TERMS EOR CLUBS AT I C. M A N S C H E S T E R, WATKRPKOOF GARMENT MANUFACTURER 6 & fjA. CASTLE-STREET & TEMPLE STREET. I SV\ AN SEA. 17661 r I> A 1 E S, UNDERTAKER, A2ii» COMPLiC'! « r'iTNKiCAL KURNfSHKR. A D U LT S' P u NERA L S. 1st Ciass. wfth Best Olu*s-«kle FTear*e, Two Best Co».hr j aod Pt'rs to Match, Stout K'm Shell, hill ain Saliu tinr .rrif*l Uobe, Preach Polished A D U LT S' FeN ERA L S. t'tt Ciass. wfth Best Olu*s-«kle ftetrte, Two Best Co».hr j aod Pt'rs to Match, Stout K'm Shell, hill ain Saliu tinr .rrif*l Uobe, Preach Polished r .1. 03. Ce*hn, WITH BP-. Brass l-'UBI; ur< .rate. cueravva), B«.irers. aud Self- f £ 1111 0 fU;'U .i» iU-vr-, v»it.: S).»«U iiid finarert 8 8 C 11 ¡¡.. r'^neP. ^on^'i- d glm CoSn and Braas > ,1. nif. are. FiuUin.-il himI U* Olast-skfe SkU;bw,i«(if :i„ f, 0 0 Dr.to £ I*n ifoli»hffj Lfflu. witL E!e^ir<>- ■I »*H«< FU.-Q-< iirs. Shrl'ibiw, *n i FW 4 0 C 2»4 Ctais „ l> 3 £ 0 .N." 1:t*ra Charge Vtt-. oi Pa 1 1a, See. Only Pr*c >ai ,¥or«rinen Krr.ploy^. F. PRINCE OF WALES-ROAD. I .Ojc'x>OSITE L'XPIit> SY,AJiShA. [2894 have yuur BOOTS TO MEASURE bv A. ABBOTS The Boot must be made to the Foot, and not the Foot to the Boot. Effect of wearing bstd fitting boots. Nattrral foot, 27, OiFORU»SIRSaX SWANSEA, I TO-DAYS PARIS & LONDON FASHIONS, I MAY, 1895. JBorj Gvans & Oo., LIMITED. BEG TO ANNOUNCE THAT THEY ARE NOW MAKING AN ¡ UNPRECEDENTED SI, "W OF FASHIONS, NOVELTIES, AND» NEW GOODS, BEING the OUTCOME of a SPECIAL VISIT to the PARISIAN and LONDON MARKETS. Every care and attention have been bestowed upon the purchase of the very best goods, IVrL^Vl111 eiery mst^('L' art_t^e most recent productions in Costumes, Millinery, mantles, Laces, Dress Fabrics, Silks, Washing Dress Materials, &c- It is certain tnat such a selection as will be exhibited will meet with universal ftppro^ation and that the means adopted to so prom-Dtly introduce into South Wales latest Novelties of tne Season, will be general y appreciated. A VISIT IS THEREFORE RESPECTFULLY AND CORDIALLY INVITED. SWANSEA, MAY, 1895. THE BRADFORD WAREHOUSE COMPY, 22, WATERLOO-STREET. SWANSEA. A FEW SPECIAL LINES IN DRESS MATERIALS FOliLECi OTHA8|E9H'rk,/T/or a^>r& Gooti8, A SPECIAL LINE OF ALL-WOOL DOUBLE WIDTH FRENCH C^OTH- ,la 2U difforeot Sihides. These will be sold at 8^d per yard until cleared out. the usual price b^ngU sId per yard a splendid line in I- reach Meriaos, 44uk wide, la 2id per yard, usual pri U £ 3 per JmS I [3035 j ALL OTHER GOODS SOLD AT WHOLESALE PRICE AND CUT TO ANY LENGTH. 1- ——————— jCANTEEBUEY MEAT CO., 199. HIGH-STREET. SWANSEA. ANOTHER GREAT REDUCTION 1 IN THE |!PT^TCE OF MUTTON THIS WEEK. LEGS "——- 4d. x ,,TV. "• ••• 4d. LOIN is oil SHOULDERS (Without Neck) NECK AND SHOULDERS A*' NKCK AND BRE ASTS f^" I PLEASE NOTE ADDRESS- CANTERBURY MEAT CO., 199. HIGH-STREET, SWANSEA. 305s SPECIAL WHITSUNTIDE SHOW, RHYS THOMAS Is now Showing some Terv Choice NOVELTIES IN M1LL1NI.EY Having only just returned from the Markets wicii Correct Styles. Ou: prices are as usual Strictly Moderate. NOVELTIES IN CHILDREN'S DRESS. MILLINERY, OVEllAl/lS, PINAFORES, tScc. A Special Line in Ladies White Skirts, three rows Fortion Lace, at2s. 11 i;d 3s. lid 4s. lid. 81, OXFORD-STREET, OPPOSITE MARKXT, AND 51. OXFORD-STREET, BY NATIONAL SCHOOL 1689 TEETH. TEETH. THE LONDON & SOUTH WALES ARTIFICIAL TOOTH CO. PRINCIPAL- Sin. CLAUDE BL7NDY N.B. -tSo connection with any other firm in Swansea. SINGLE TEETH. 2=.: SETS, 20s EXTRACTIONS, K ¡ 1 ayivent,s can be made Weekly. STOPPINGS CAREFULLY INSERTED PAINLESS EXTRACTION BY GAS, 5s. Note Local Address- ALEXANDRA ItOAT). i SWANSEA. Opposite High-street Arcade. Two minutes walk from High-street liailway Station. I 00 TO 07, OXFORD-SI^ i*k cnui I — "j Psit P rmm Alt* VWY Cb-y6 THE BOILEK iN'suaAivcfc and STEAM JL lJUWEH cu. (J.IMlTKDj. Hiiij) OKFICE—67. KING SIKliKT, MANCHKSTBIi. i-STABLiSHtU 18oJ J AUTHORISED CAPITAL £ 250,000. InvksTiU; Fi^'DS, £ 98,0>Xl BOILERS AND ENGINES INSURED AND INSPECTED Employers Insured against Claims under the Employers' Liability Act. Joint Policies Issued. Individual Accidect Insurance. J. F. L. CKOSLAND, M.Inst.M.B., A,M lwtd.H Chief Engineer. BDWAJSD £ ionB2^S«aetai7. Aa>ni»—% m £ I l I FARMERS' F jBACON. J\1ILD AND LEAN, I PER 7d. LR PICNIC HA M S, PER 6d. LB. I ¡ DAVID JONES & Co., 100 & 101. OXFuRD-STBEET. SWANSEA. 3011 i rpHE gWANSEA AND J^ISTBICT MASTER-BAKERS ASSOCIATION, i NOTICE r I' j On and after I, MONDAY. THE 20TH INST.. ¡ And until farther notice, the Jiietail Price uf BREAD I] Witt. ES .AND OD. jl PER jLB. LOAF. 1 3)56 i SWANSEA* May 18t.b, 'l895.: 3)56 i SWANSEA* May 16^1895* i i ODDFELLOW A M.C. FETE & GALA VICTORIA PARK, I SWAN SEA. WHIT-MONDAY. ibt' Committee whirl) has arranged for tL;"a Brand I eteuiid (iala has span-d nc expense in pro. idfn^ a programme w hich has never bet a beaten in the Princi- l-ality. In addition tJ the THREE LATELLES, I whose feats of the hi^h-rope excel even those of the renowned BLONDIJS. they have arrtuiveu a g! eat I BRASS BAND CONTEST. for which £ £ 5. Gold Meda!s, See., have been provided as prizes. The entries fur this contest already iuclude t be famom bands of LL.ANELLY, MORRISTON, FERNDALE I BLAINA, YSTALYFERA, ABER- TILLER Y, YSGWYBORVVEN, PONT- LOTTYN, ABERTIL1.ERY TEMPER- ANCE, PON TARDA WE. &c„ and a grand competition cun Le rdied upon. '1'b", test piece selected i., f-tebrated Ciuu Mars" uounotl s choicest and most teliinif work The' victorious ba:id will receive £ 20, and the conductor UJetl;!l • tbli pri/.e is £ U; Hiird, £ 5, and there u a silver medal tor the best comet soloist, the leading judge of PngUiKi. Mr. J. O. Su^ppurd, will be the adjiidieatvr. ¡ There will also In the further Special AMrMtK.n A (jieat MALE VOICE COMPETITION. FIRST PRIZE, £ 3) SECOND PHIZE, £10. With a Silver mounted B-ilon and a Gold Medal for the Conductors ol the Winning Patties, and Fcur Silver Medals for the l>est, Quai tette. The test piece is The Martyrs ol the Arena." Fw,„- Parties to j^,Bip^te «ir no second pri/e given. Entries close Ala\,ii3rd. Adjudicator, Mr. Tom Piice.Merthvr Tvdlil During ihe afternoon ;.nd evening there" v, ill also be presented on the Fete Ground, free of cost to ail spectators, a Magniticenl K'utett«innienl, t)V ACROBATS, GYMNASTS,-rOMrC VOCALISTS. JUGG.LERS; Arc., under i lie pel'H'l1aJ bttp^rN'ifcicn of MR. ALFRED MONTGOMERY j ihe w<,rld-reuo-,Mied Variety Ageiit who, with his comp.in, ol J.tMdi'i^ Artisif-. has been eugaireil :t enorin- us co»t The following i,,on!v a • imr i. His brilii nit prrtgramme ZAMO AND AIMO CLOVETTI, Double Horizontal Bar i'erforni. rs. ALABAMA COONS, Negro Comedians and. Dancers. 1M. DH GRIEVE, The Celebrated Juggler ant 1 Magician. DAVILLA, The Most Daring Wire-walker oi the.Day, THK BROTHERS LEVINO Marvellous Contortionists and AcroUts, Ac., Ac MISS LENA GROVES, Serio-Conuc Vocalist und Daiiseuae. THP. HOYAL PUNCH &, JUDY SHOW THE ROYAL PUNCH &, JUDY SHOW Which has appeared at Winds. Castle before the Queen and the Kovfvl Famiiv AND MANY OTHER ARTISTES. The whole will conclude at-9.30 p.ni., with a brilliant display oi FIR E W O It K S. Nothing to equal llii« 1'yiotechtiic Show has ever been witnessed in Wales. It includes FINK POK TKAITS, each 50ft by 2'jft, of the Mayoi .if Sv»unsea Sir J. T. D. Lleweiyr, Hart., Sir John Jones Jenkins' Knight, Councillor James Jones, J.l' fhe «nsJ- niaster, of Swansea, and upwards of 100 SET PIECES, Socket a. Baioor.a, etc., by Weiis, of London" A GRAND PROCESSION Ol 20.000 J-'riendiy and Trade Society MeniU-'g, with innumeiable Banners and Bands, will inarch round f the town lothe Fete and Gala at Eleven a.m. DANCING IN THE EVENING. Hefreshmvnts and Booths of all Descript ions, iiound- abouts. Shows. in large nura^r?, will he on the ground, and arrangements have be.-n made with the best caterers of the district to supply refreshments at I moderate prices. For full particulars rc the letting of portions of the ground for roundabouts, shiws, refreshment tents small stalls, &c apply to Mk. w. J. MORKIS, Ty Melyn, Hotel, Llanelly, a«early as possible to avoid disappointment, ADMISSION BY 1ICKKI, whicii can be purchased near the various entrances at h. each. Prior to May ,28th tickets may be had at half-price everywhere GATES OPEN at 11.30. CHEAP JkictKalON TKAINS from all parts. Tor times and fares see G&Bf*ag t Bills. jgio i DELICIOUS. FRESH. PURE. NEW GRASS. NEW GRASS. MAYPOLE B UTTER REDUCED TO 100 10°. PER LB. lODe 10D. OUR CELEBRATED DANDAR MARGARINE or.. ;m. PER LB, 5d. 5D. MAYPOLE DAIRY CO., 207A, HIGH-STREET, SWANSEA. [1551 A WIDOW'S SACRIFICE. RXMAKKABLB STORY FROM LLANKLLY. A pathetic story has gone the rounds of this dis Irict, writes a I.1anelly reporter, in which a poor widow, at the advanced age of 78, of the name of Margaret Thomas, living ata cottage known as B. yti mawr, near St. David's Colliery. Lianeily, who for 20 years has been a martyr to great weakness and dropsy depriving her of the use of her general strength. She eventually became a perfect cripple, and failed to eave her rooms. The neighbours assisied her in every way they could. In thit state &he determined to apply for parish relief, and the generous Guardians allowed her 2s. Sri. a week, which had to pay rent and food for seven dayi. Her doctor had utterly failed to give her any relief in way of medicine. She had I spent pounds on one. thing and another, and at last bivkedown. Nothing to do her good this side o; the grave. One morning a eland passed over witha sma tilver lining in a fi itnd telling her to try and get a 2e, Sd. battle of Morel's Sovi'iu. How could she get it, and only 2s. fd. a week. At last, after a great tacjifice, she bought one, and then. found a true liend-her troubles left her, ber pains gone, her cnitch put away. Site Can now walk and have a look I iiHind.and go to her chapel, which she has not been able to do for many years. Anyone who doubts this story, go or write to I WIDOW THOMAS, Bryntnawr, near Bryn, Llanelly. Sold by all Chemists, Zs. 9d. and 4s. 6d. per bottle, or from tdOKEL'S DEPOT, LLANELLY AFTER THE INFLUENZA. All patients who have suffered from the Influenza agree iu statinglhat the after effects are more disagreeable than the malady itself. Tfte let-lings of depression, low spirits, help- lessness, and want of "eo" are almost un- bearable. The best treatment for this is generous diet and pleasant tonics. The be;t tonic >et prepared, and one peculiarly suit- able for this inalady is— able for this inalady is— GWILYM EVANS' QUININE BITTERS, THE VEGETABLE TONIC. SI'LCIMKN OF TESTIMONIAL. INFLUJSNZA. Berkeley-road, Bristol, June 13th. Gentlemen,—I have been very ill I with Influeu/a, followed by Conges- tion of Lhe Lungs. Three weeks ago oiy condition was critical, and when 'I INFLUENZA, tht danger passed I was very low and weak. ALoat a tortnight ago the INFLUENZA, doc-tor said that I should take a good ionic. 1 suggested "Gwiiym Kvans INFLUKNZA. Quinine Bitters." "The very thing,' I be eaid. take it three times a dav. INFLUENZA. Siace then I have Liken itieguiarly and feel wonderfully benefited. I has lestored strength to my limbs and given tone to my whole system — iouis sincerely, B. P. ClUCK, GWILYM EVANS* QUININE BITTERS THE VEGETABLE TONIC. Beld in 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d. bottles. Samples Is. l^d. size SW-Ses the hame "Gwitym Evans" on ttamp, label, acti bottle. This is important as theres.re numerous imitations. Proprietors: QULNINX BITTRRS MANOFAC- tPRING Co., LTD;, LLAMKLLY, SOUTH WALES. [2527 TT O THE 10-MINUTE Breakfast Food Is not partly cooked ROLLED OATS or OAT- MEAL. It is twice cooked, once by steam, then drying for three hours with super- heated air. This process neutralizes the starchy elements, and removes those parts which, in ordinary oat- meal and rolled oats, ¡ire so irritating and indigestible. AGENTS FOR SWANSEA & MUMBLES* TAYLOR & CO. II (LIMITED). 2683 I
SWANSEA TIDE TABLE. I I TIMK. HEIGHT ON SILLS. l'iinee of Wales North South Dock. Dock. Dock. MAY A.M. P.M. A.M. P.M. P.M. P.M. H.N. H.M. F. I. F. 1. F. I. F. I. 13-S. 0 47 1 24 24 6 2i 10 17 10 16 4 Id—su. 1 51 2 18 2,1) 5 25 0 19 0 17 6 20—M. 2 42 3 4 26 11 26 8 20 8 19 2 21—T, 3 25 3 43 27 11 28 I 5i 1 20 7 22—-W. 9 8 4 32 28 6 29 2 23 2 21 8 23—Th. 4 56 5 22 29 & 30 4 24 4 12 10 24—-F. 5 43 6 4 30 8 30 11 24 11 235 ^6—S. 626 6 47 21 4 31 8 25 8 24 2
-m -I THE "POST" DIARr. ™" THE KMPTKK two perf ormances each r.ight-7 an(19. Mav 18 A i9.- Mr. Itichard Coail at the Temperance H ill. Mav 19.-Farewell trip ol P.S. Alexandra, 11.30 a. m. May 19.—Services at St. Paul's Congregational Church; 11 a in and 6.30 p.m.—Special Musical Services at Walter-road Congregational Church; 11 a.m. aud 6.3G p.in. •. May 20.—Sale of Stock at Llungennech Park. May 2i.—Cheap dav exoursic n to Cardiff, Bristol, and ,May ZO.-Sale uf Stock at Llau¡!nm.eh Park. May 2i.—Cheap dav exoursic II to Cardiff, Bristol, and Bath Icavi ig High-street stat ion at 7.55 a.m. May 27.f'r"jseitv b ile at Hoyal Hotel, Swansea, by Messrs. and Co., 3 p.m. J line 3.—Mountain Ash Athictic Club sport,. June3.—Third soring upt-n "ports at County Cycling Ground, L!ane!!y. J une 3. Fete and Gala at Victoria Park, Swansea.
TELEPHONE NO. 15L South Wares Baily fosti SATURDAY, MAY 18: 1895. NOTES & COMMENTS I 9 This is the season of the year when som., people appear to abandon themselves to the periodical attack of surprise at the limited pupu'a ity uf cricket in South Wales. "See the crowds which football draws," say they, "how can you account for the miserable attendance at even the best cricket ?" "Easily enough," one might rep y. Cricket is a game which demands more time than industrial and trading classes can give to it." Football is essentially a game for the I workman with limited leisure, and to the business man to whom time is money. Cricket does not prosper in the Principality for the reason that it is far from being the best of its kind, and for the further reason, that the country is very inadequately pro- vided with that wealthy leisured class who form the backbone of the support given to H in other parts of the Kingdom. -The man who/aspires to grow into a first-eiass cricketer must have the advantages of sound tuition, and must be able to give many hours of practice to it each I week. Considering the splendid lights the old South Wales Club used to make against good English teams—even the All England Eleven which more than one- visited West Wales—one is tempted to think that I we are not even progressing. In those days a larger number of players seemed to be available to local clubs who had profited by the training offered at tha big public schools and 'varsities. In the populous centres of the North it is trua that thousands of people can be got to attend matches. Hut there the talent is of first-class quality, and the 1 widespread prevalence of night and day 1 shifts in the factories afford workmen opportunities which are denied to the same class in Wales. We generally fail to realise that compared with Yorkshire and Lancashire, Wales is very thinly populated and the chief towns lie widely apart. If I we had a cluster of Swansea's within easy I reach of each other, it might be I possible to secure substantial pate takings which would serve to attract the best pro- fessional talent. As it is, the Welsh clubs are dependent almost entirely on sub- scriptions, and the greatest possible difficulty is experienced in getting the two I' ends to meet. It is doubtful m the cif- cun stances whether Wales can ever be- come a strong cricket country. Ih# diving operations in connection with the unfortunate Wasp have directed public attention to diving, that most eerie and danger JUS of callings. Stroud, the diver engaged on the present ccasioo, gave the Fost reporter a day or two ago an interesting description of the work he has done during a lifetime spent in diving. It reminded the writer of a day once spent in the company of one of the most expert divers in the service of the Trinity House authorities. His life's story would have made a fascinating book. He iiad gone down in almost every sea some time or another, and many adven- tures of a thrilling character had befallen him. According to him the deeper the diver went the inoieasing pressure of the water and the distance from the air- pumping machine manifested their influ- ¡ ence by a singing noise in the ear and the rush of blood to the brain. The enemy chietly dreaded was the conger eel, which has a weakness for snapping at the t'ib'ng enclosing the pure air pumped to the diver and the foul air exhaled by him. More than once he had been compelled t) use his eheath-knife to protect the tubing from the attentions of monster congers. One cf the most grue- some of his experiences was entering a cabin of a passenger ship full of dead bodies. Stroud's reference to his descent into a flooded colliery near Pontardulais reminds us of the attempt <nsde at the Tynewydd Colliery to communicate with the en- I tombed miners by means of a diver. On that occasion the irregularities of the passages underground, accentuated by the fails of roofing which had occurred, caused the failure of the attempt. And in yiew of the eventual rescue of the mpn it is perhaps just as well that it did for what effet t might have been produced upon minus weakened by starvation and suffering by the appear- ance in the darkness of the pit of the moneter a diver looks in full costuu e To colliers the figure would have bu.w abso- lutely novel, and it would not have been surprising if such a spaetac e emerging from the darkness into the dim light shed by asïngle candle had overbalanced minds already tottering. Mr. Frank Randell makes a very sensible suggestion in the Mercury. It is to deve- lope the Luiiness done in the splendid market-nlace, which is about to be com- pleted at Llanelly. His idea is to form a committee of business men to manage the market, introduce order in the distribution of goods offered for sale, and extend the scope of bartering done there. In other words, aim for securing a share of the business which in the past has been transacted entirely at the periodical fairs, but which under altered conditions is being largely lost to the towns. There is no reason except apathy, why a town like Llanelly should not have its monthly fair of horses and cattle, bringing together sellers and buvers instead of leaving them to find each other by a process of hunting, or by waiting for the fairs which occur at long intervals in remote agri- cultural centres. Such a monthly gather- ing, whether called market or fair, would, if properly managed, become in time not only a great convenience to the farmers and business men, but give a considerable fillip to the prosperity of the town. It is a matter which the Chamber of Commerce might profitably take up for discussion and action.
I GREAT FIRE AT LONDON. I £ 200,U00 DAMAGE. DISASTROUS ( ONFLAGRATION, A fire of a most destructive character— properly covering an acre and a half being wholly or partially bmneJ-broke out at 'Bermondsey, London, at an early hour or, Friday. The eutbreak occurred on the premises of Messrs. Guslav Salin^, in Tyert. Gateway, which were blocked with tallow aud hides. The damage is reported to exceed £ 150,000. The lire was extinguished at day- break. The alarm was given simul- taneously to the fire stations in the neigh- bourhood, but the pregress of the flumes was so rapid that before the brigade got to werk the premises of Messrs. Chevron & Co., ad- joining were also alight. Engines from all parts of London were aeon at work, but despite the utmost efforts, the flames spread to Messrs. Dixoo, Sons, and Taylor's leather warehouse, and caught hold. The latter is a large building and runs back toManninsr-street where a number of cottages were threatened and the inmates were hurriedly roused and made their escape. The premises of the Messrs. Remington & Co. and Potheearv and Ce. on the other side of the street, were nlso well alight and a new building in course of erection for Messrs. Boutelier, ill orti wot-e and Co. was also quickly in flames. The fire was not ).;0t under control until about 4 o'clock. The damage is now estimated at £ 200,000.
MR. W. O'BRIEN DETERMINED TO RETIRE. The London correspondent of the Free- man's Jou rnal states that Mr. Win. O'Brien is inexorable m his determination that the money for which be maintains he is not liable shall not be paid. Should proceedings be pressed Mr. O'Brien will publish a statement I' of the entire facts of the ease and call a meeting of his constituents at Cork and formallT annooaec his resignation,
——— IS IT ANARCHISMS EXPLOSION IN A TRAIN. A MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR. The Press Association says :—Aa explosion, which is at present surreunded in mystery, at Walworth Police-station on the London- Chatham and Dover Railway on Friday. It appears that. on the arrival of the train, which left the Victoria at 11.5., a passenger, named Coles, was in the act of leaving a second-class carriage when an explosion took place. The police and the railway officials were promptly on the scene, and the carriage was found to be badly- singed, and Coles appeared in a somewhat dazed condition. The poliee took possession of a piece of brass tubing which showed signs of having been recently exploded, aud which the railway officials described as a gas cylinder. On being questioned Coles said he could not say how the tubing came in the compartment. He was the only passenger from V ictoria, and while in the carriage did not notice it. His injuries were not of a. serious nature.
NEATH COUNTY POLICE. FRIDAY. (Before Messrs. Charles Evan-Thomas, W. P. btruve, M. G. Roberts. J. 13. Paddou, and Edward Davies.) i>RC7NK.1SNNESS. Robert Carpenter, Resolven, was fined 7s 6d and costs Jomes Comsey, assistant pawnbroker, Aberavon, 7a 6d and costs; Daniel Scunlan, tinworker, Aberavon, 10s and eosts; and John Flyan, fish hawker, Neatb, 10s atid costs, each for drunkenness. DRtVlJftor WITHOUT LIUHTS. ThemaaThotnas, farmer, Aberduiais, was fined 7s. 6d. and costs; and Thomas Griffiths, Llansanilet, 2s. 6d. and costs, eaeh for driving without ii-hti. SMOKE NUISANCE AT BKlTON FERRY. Mr. W. A. Clarke, surveyor to the Briton Fetry Urban District Council, summoned the liriton Ferry Fire Brick Works Company on account of an alleged nuisance caused by smoko issuing from their work*. At the request of the dofendant the case was ad- journed for a fortnight, (luring that time an attempt will be made to abate the nuisance. NON-PA VMKNT OF KATB3 BV A RAILWAY CO. An erder v.as made against the Lluntwit Merthyr Colliery Company for non-payment of rales. IGND OF IGGS. The landiaiy of the Hope and Anchor, public-Louse, Neath Abbey, has missed a quantity of eggs lately, so she asked P.C. Hill to keep an eye on the premises. Early on Thursday morning lie foaúd Wm, Rees Jones, aged 16, employed at the Dynevor Colliery, in the fowl-house. On seeing the con- stable, the lad said "1 have not got any eggs. In consequence of the good character hitherto held by the defendant, ho war discharged under the First Offenders' Act, the defendant aud his stepfather being bound over in the sum of £ 5. APPLICATION FOR E.! ECTMKNT. On the fipplication of Mr. Peter Thomas from the othces of Messrs. R, P. Morgan and Davieu, an ejectment order was made against Evan Hopkin, who occupies a cottage at Cadoxton, belonging to Mr. David Francis.
THIRD G.R.V. F" COMPANY AT DINNER. Two years ago the officers of the 3rd Glaiiiorgvii Hifte Volunteers subscribed for a challenge shieicf to be competed lor every year by the companies of the corps ]n their class firing work. The shield was won in 1893 by one of the Gorseinon companies, who had it wrested from them last year by F (Captain I Blenkinsop s) Company. To celebrate their vietory aud to induce the members of the corps to do their utmost to retain the shield, Capt. Blenkinsop and Lieut. Ivor Evans on Thursday entertained their men to diniter in the Minor liall at thor headquarters whore the shield, a handsome silver trophy on an ebony tnoont, was on view. It may be men- tioned that the conditions under which it is shot for provide that 75 per cent, of the mem- bers of the winning corps must do their class I iiring within a given peried and obtain the highest figure of merit. Unfortunately the of! cm-sot F Company were unable to be pre- sent. The chair was, therefore, occupied by Colour-sergeant Walters, who was supported I by bcr-eants lot- and Mourulgo, munrter- aster-sergea" t Burrow, Sergean i.-inajor Mason, Orderly-room-sergeant F. M. Raggett. Sergt. D. Mathews, Cvelist-sergeiuit liir.-m Jones, Bugle-aiajor James. Hon. Colour- sergeant Turtle, and Sergeant-instructor Linebam, — The room h:;d been elegantly decerated by Armourer-sergeant Matthews, and a capital dinner was ser>ed. Afterwat-tis various toists were honoured, including the healths oi the donors or the teust., submitted I by the chairman, in speaking to this toast, Cyclist-sergeant Hiram Jones said that their officers were very proud of the "F" Com- pany and ef its achievements in winning the shield, and they felt certain that the company would do its that the company would do its level best to retain it. Speaking with authority ou behalf of the officers concerned, I he said they were very glad indeed to know that such excellent feeling existed between themselves, the non-commissioned ofricers and the men of the ranks, and they hoped that everyeae would rally with enthusiasm round their new colonel. Colonel Pilte was a. gentleman of whom they might well be proud, and an able successor to Colonel Richardson, whose retirement everyone sincerely regretted. In conclusion the speaker said Captain ttlenkin- sop sincerely hoped that F" company would do all it could to maintain the dignity and dis- cipline of the regiment, and that all its mem- bers would turn out next Saturday week which would be a field day, to which they might look forward with pleasure, its on that occasion about 20 old members of the corps would be presented with the much-covetea long-service inedal. By-the-bye, F Company, having recently beeti augmented by the admission oi 3^" new members from the Mumbles, is now the strongest company in the battalion. Sergeaut-major Alasou congratulated the company upon its position and its victory, and expressed his satisfaction that Cyclist We it. West had proved Jamaelf to be the best shot in the battalion, and the j drums had lately carried oil t.wo first prizes ti in band competitions. Colour sergeant I Turtle, who said that he joined the corps in Oetobur, 1359,six months alter it" Icrmation, gave an interesting siietch of its history.—oergeaut Lineham spoke of the .\Jlimbics section as making t^ood progress, and the evei.iug was concluded by a vote, proposed by O. it.-sergt. Raggalt.to Armonrer- Sergl. Matthews and Corporal Evans for their soivices in making the gathering bo enjoyable. Songs were rendered during the eveuing by Privates Williams, Eaton, Walker, Cballaeouibe, Cooper, Ford, NV. G, Williams, Pro-s;;r, and Bandsmix. Ben Walksr.
1 "j ILLEGAL SALE OF LIQUOR AT NEATH. A LANDLORD FINED. I At the Neath Police-court on Friday: Christmas Davies, land!ord of the Whitworth Hotel, Ciyne, was charged with having opened his premises tor the sale ofintoxicatÜJg liquour on Sunday, May 12th.— Mr. H. P. Charles do- fended.—P.C, Abraham said that in compuny with P.C. Apscy iie visited the hotel early on Sunday morning. They saw several men enter between seven and eight o'c-iock. One named Henry Arthur Thomas, of Aberduiais, sub- sequently came out with a quart tin of beer concealed under his coat. Witness took him back to the hotel. Be.ng questioned the hinalord said, l: 1 have tic-Ciiing to bit-v: nothing to say: 1 did supply him.—P.C, Apsev corroborated.—The defence was that! Thoaaas represented himself as a bona fide traveller, he hiving stated that he had slept' at the Greyhound, Neath, on the previous evening. In the book kept by the landlord, in Thomas'handwriting appeared a statement I to that effect,—Tlie Bench, after a short con- sultation, fined the defendant £ 1 aud costs, j
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THE POST BAG- it Llanelly has just doubled its PePu'fa the last 50 years. Llanelly was borough in the reign of Edward 11. — u lf. po I, Swansea landlord to his betterbgli: L)o you think the new todger s permanent.. Yes, indeed. He continually threaten' leave WslP One of our staff went out to the early this morning, and now lie is so u things nautical that he declares that come3 upon h:m in gusts. ~— n tk* Two of our staff spent last night o Mixen Sands, They left here last e"eoing radiant ana happy. We will now sing • what a difference in the morning ~— f ffO<" A man who was emerging last mgnt j Mrs. Samuels' boxing booth at the the Hooligan-Jeff fight was heard the old tune, For good old Jeff has £OUD rest There were some funny-things said the High-street brawl last night. (-)ne.!Djie was heard to confide in a friend that i £ was ever killed he would rather be dead. His friend iceked puzzled. dead. His friend iceked puzzled. Two men were heard disputing in street yesterday about the attempts to f> at the Wasp. "And why havn't StrO d been down v?t ?" asked one, Oh ret°r( „ his companion "they plead divers reasecs- rd to Swansea girl l a says you can't marry. He Nonsense, -,vhy I can preacher to perform the ceremony for a trifle She: Can you really why foolish papa is. And yet people say we in a practical age! Mr. Stephen Thomas told the Sv,ran6^e Guardians ou Thursday that the ietfciQS oE a country mansion wa3 like the posseas^^ of a wife—nobody knew tbe value hot owner. This comparison could only however, where both were for sale. This incident is alleged to have hapPe°C^ :n a Llr.noilv school not more than a ago. Teacher: "Now boys, wl10 Columbus' No answer. Teacher ing) « The man that Class (readlly;' Hroke the hank at Monto Carlo." — ít1 Doctors in Swansea are increases it}. numbers, especially so in a certain local Let the rhyme speak for itself At Swansea by salubrious air. Had thriven butcher?, bakers; But since the doctors settled there None thrive but undertakeis Miss Flerence E. Matthews, of j obtained an honours certificate at the Academy Music examination held at this week. Out of 103 candicates, only f0 secured full marks in the sight-reading te* and Miss Matthews was one. .)e.1 The cold wind of the last few days Tbig to tires being used in this office again. the morning one of our staff, who hails from North, made such a hash of a Welsh with which he was trying to entertai'J colleagues that ihe went out iu disguS'* A wag remarks that if Billy Samuel Patsey Perkins had only been would have brought off their little the Swansea Drill Hall, and shared rl blooinin' "oof," instead of fighting lD Swansea streets and having to pay » *ee the use of the ground t ——— ad Considerable regret has been expresses the recent threatened exposure of byp110''1^^ several gentlemen In Swansea having P posed engaging a hypnotist to attend meetings of the Swansea Board of ^uar<gt for the purpose of quieting some of ifcs 10 talkative members for indefinite periods. bls There is a gentlemen in Lianellv who it unlimited faith in cocoanut oil as t restorer. During the last few days he been applying it diligently to his pate, but instead ef there being an abu ng harvest there has been a considerable f tP off, and this takes the slune out ol whole thing. C" A hitherto unreported incident in coD°^,a tion with the district council election at Mumbles has come to light. One ind'v ,.j when iiskeu why he did not vote replied wentthere, but I didn't go in. There two big policesien at the door, and you know when your are safe with these ch*Ps' I came away again." TO THE COMBATANTS. 0 Billy, me darlint' what made you l:L:'t night Strike out at our Patsv and make him to tighr,: fo0 Kor you know you are Greek, and he sa Greek 1 And one goose to anothf-r should never say boO. O, Billy, my ducky, why did you look cross At Pat in the street and give him your sauce Y ou know be would think —for he's not oler VV hat's sauce for the gac ler And now, voti two worthies, if you possibly eao• get your hair cropped but just, keep '-t en. Not only ill this ease, but when yon may meet Iu either saloon—may I see the treat. tr«. McC l'fiGL £ K The late Mr. L, W. Dillwyn, M.P.. descendant of leuan Deulwyn, of Carmarthenshire, who flourished bet*' 14 £ 0 and 1490. He was one of the bar<*s Gorsedd Morganwg and Lifwyda yr or, tite. in 1480, and also a historian of high rep elJ was considered one of the most learned rn in South Wales at his day. It This is handed in as being up to date. 08 reads, however, like a revised version 0 ,t of our latest pars -—A Swansea woman into a draper's skop in High-street- ye erday to buy her youngest fcov a new collar. 9 size do you require, please,' asked assistant, politely. '• Standard Seven, was the puzzling reply. days when the schoolmaster is abroad. ot The Osborne, now shipping 5,000 tons anthracite coal in the East Dock", is °°e the largest sailing vessels now afloat, ',e' of 2,9o6 tons nett. She came from is to take coal to .Van Francisce. At former place on iier last vis.it visitors > charged for boarding lier, and the were devoted to local charities. The have consented to allow the same be done at Swansea ou Sunday next» proceeds to ba for the hospital, A well-knewn young local basso, see^°^eJ means of accompaniment for bis songs ata concert last night had te fa*| il £ on a- song that could be made to go wj one. He selected the famous Bngail °c^ Cwra" and commenced, Mvft yw P- j «ecn>ea av<.lv cum, at wlucu the audience -v till)1*' delights a, ana the basso saw his opp°r JfJj and trugged along iinelv in the same s but the climax was reached when he Mei ceni cwraig a tair o plant, audience burst into tears. j, V At Frwydvale, the residence of Alo^ ^lir. Rowland J.P., on Thursday evening t-C sergeant Charles Swash, of the Old 1'1 1.1 1\" 2nd V.B.'Welsh was presented bv Miss land with the Volunteer long-service he having served33 years. In Bl1PP^ell'e the remarks of Miss Rowlands, Mr. |y pointed out that Sergeant Swash wastbe (:'lr. member who was serving when he s Rowland) was captain. Subseque" Flipper was held at the Maekworih ^0 Hotel. Mr. J. D. Porter presided, » h4r following gentlemen contributed ^ntru*^ mony of the evening :—Sergeant-m Raphael, Mr. Ben Griffiths, Corpora Corporal Toinkins, Sergeant Swash, 7 jjf. Harries, Mr. Fred Harries, Mr: Jam g, W. B. Trick, Sergeant Richard EvaoSj Hairis. and Mr. W. Skinoer*