HONORARY FREEDOM OF THE CITY OF CARDIFF, EQUESTRIAN STATUE IN CATHAYS PARK. Monday's sunshine came as a relief to the recent deluge, end added a. brilliance to the enthusiastic proceedings that marked the presentation of the freedom of the city of Cardiff to Viscount Tredegar at che council-chamber. Long before the time put down for the ceremony the scene at the City-hall was both a lively and an attractive one. Citizens arrived to note the arrival of the celebrities at the main entrance to the Oity- hall. inside the council-chamber all was bustle and excitement, & general buzz of conversation rising round the flags to waste away into the heights beneath the dome and the dragon. The public gallery was filled with a galaxy of beauty, the ladies of the city (including Mrs. Lewis iforgan, the Lady Mayoress) turning up etrongiy. The earlier arrivals included Lord Ninian Stuart, Sir W. T. Lewis, Sir John Gunn, Sir John Duncan, General Lee, General Lloyd (commanding the Territorial forces), Colonel Henry Lewis 'GreerAeadow), Colonel Fisher (Eadyr), Principal Griffiths, Mr. 0. H. Jones, Colonel Fore stier-Walker, Messrs. E. W. M. Corbett, W. L. Yorath, D. T. Alexander, and others, including practically every member of the corporation. A cheer announced the arrival of the Lord Mayor, accompanied, one on each hand, by lsc(>unt Tredegar and rr. B. Francis- "V\ i llz-am s, Recorder ot Cardiff. The Lord Mayor read the notice Convening the special meeting of the council, and the Recorder announced the terms of the resolu- tion conferring tiie honour of the' honorary freedom of the city, "being a person of dis- tinction within the meaning of the Act." The Lord Mayor then said it was his plea- sure and privilege to ask Lord Tredegar it he woudd accept the honour of the freedom of tli e c ty. t Standing, Vis-count Tredegar said in firm tone.s: I will have that honour, sir. (Ap- plause.) LORD TREDEGAR SWORN The noble lord remained standing while he was sworn in, a laugh being raised when the town-clerk admonished him to be "obedient to the aldermen." His lordship signed the roll of freemen and the scrip which the town-clerk hod read. The Lord Mayor handed the scrip to Lord Tredegar, a..3 evidence of his having been admitted to the freedom of the city, and asked him to accept the casket in which to deposit the scroll. (Applause.) In a more jocular vein, his Lordship reminded Viscount Tredegrar of the fealty he had sworn to hlmse-lf-daughtr)-and also of the much more difficult task of being civil to the aldermen of the city. (More laughter.) He was under no obligation to the councillors—(continued laughter)—and perhaps that was quite right, but bo was quite sure he would treat the councillors with respect. (Applause.) Continuing, the Lord Mayor said it was the highest honour any city oould confer, and they were all sure his lordship thoroughly deserved. it. (Applause.) It was not conferred lightly, and was jealously guarded before being granted, after strict investigation and full inquiry. (Applause.) They were exceedingly proud of their list of freemen, especially of Kmg Edward VII. (Applause.) The decision o° the council was unanimous, and if tho ratepayers had been consulted they would have been just aB unanimous. (Applause.) It was very appropriate, he thought, that Un presentation ehoi:Id take place on the anni- versary of Balaclava, a day never to be for- gotten in tho annals of En-;u=h history. ILoud applause.) THE CHARGE OF THE SIX HUNDRED. Whenever Englishmen met that day thoy wero reminded of the heroism of Lord Tre- degrar and of the brave 600 on the memorable d,Ly of Balaclava,. They ccukl join in saying, When will their glory fade!" (Cheers.) The namfe of Godfrey Cha.rles Morgan was written in the carnage of Balaclava, and they wel- comed him as one of the brave members of the Light Brigade. (Applause.) But Lord Tredegar tad won fame in peace as well as in war. A valiant soldier in war, he was a general and a leader in the arts of peace, a dispenser of sweet charity. (Applause.) He reminded them of Lord Tredegar's associations with that county ana vizn w ales, and of the many ways in which he had assisted the corporation in effecting improvements of streets, open spaces, &c., by the gift of land. (Applause.) In conclusion the Lord Mayor said: "He is a gallant soldier, a public benefactor, a popular and beloved nobleman, and a good man." (Loud cheers.) I.02D TREDEGAR'S REPLY. The crowded council-chamber rose to Lord Tredegar Oil rising to accept the ireedom.of the city and the casket, and it was some moments before his lordship could make him- eeif heard. There was no doubt that he was considerably affected by the occasion. Lord Tredegar said he accepted their gift with the deepest feelings of gratitude, as he felt that it was the highest honour that a mayor and corporation had power to confer on anybody. He was afraid he could not claim to have attainments which came up to the high standard of previous, freemen. He was not prepared to do all that was required of him, about being obedient to the aldermen and so on. (laughters) He sa.w no reason why he should be uncivil to the alder- men, unless they were uncivil to him. (Loud laughter.) He was proud to say he was born in Glam- organ, and, therefore, had some elaim ou their courty. (Hear. hear.) He knew that if a man was born in a stable that did not make him a horse— (laughter)— but he had some in- tevest in the place where he was born. (Applause.) It certainly was a grea.t and very trying day for him, but it was also one of great JOT. (Clloors. ) An adjournment was then made to the lun- cheon, where the Lord Mayor presided. In propo siT.ig "Our Guest," the Lord Mayor sa-d he had found that one of the ancestors of Lord Tredegar was named Lewis Morgan, ar.d he wooid not be surprised to discover th:t he belonged to the same family. (Laughter.) One ancestor had been a buc- caneer, though he ccuid not conceive Lord Tredegar being a gay buccaneer. (Laughter.) Lord Tredegar had played many parts, and, unlike the curate's egg, he was good in all. (Laughter.) When Lord Tredegar took the pa.rt of Owen Glyndwr at the Pageant he proved that he was not only the most pop-u- iar man in Wales, but also in England. (Applause.) They had had as mayor Lord Bute and Lord Plymouth, and he hoped the name of Lord Tredegar would not be wanted In the list of Cardiff's Mayors and Lord llayors. (Applause.) LORD TREDEGAR'S SPEECH. Lard Tredegar, in "replying, said he had begun to doubt if there were any privileges, out bmng a man c-f great appotana otly a. mcdomte drunkard—(loud 1„ Lighter)—he intimated that he WOl]. Nyant a seat reserved for him at every corporation banquet. (ioud laughter.) He had had different ideas about I the privileges of freedom, and one was the hc-pe tha-t it would give him a vote for Cardiu. (Hear, hear, laughter.) He had read that when Mr. Burke was about to bs memoor for Bristol 5 503 freemen were; [ created. (Laughter.) He thought at least he would have a chance for the next election. (Loud laughter.) Or, at least, that he would be given a medal. (More laughter.) They did not even give him three or four letters THE LORD TREDEGAR STATUE. [Weekly Mail Photo. I ) CASKET IN WHICH THE FREEDOM OF CARDIFF WAS PRESENTED TO VISCOUNT | TRED EGAR. I to stick on to his name. He had got half the alphabet already, and he Y;amted the other half. (Roars of laughter.) He had read Samuel Johnson's definition, which was that a. freeman could go to his bed when he liked, get up when he liked, eat and dirink what he chose, and earn his living how he could. (Laughter.) Aristides the Juat was banished from Greece, they would re member, ajid one of his friends said he voted for the banishment becau&o he was sick of hearing Aristides referred to as tha Just. (Laughter.) Morgan was a splendid The Hon. Godfrey Morgan in his uniform as captain of the 17th Lancers. (From a picture in the possession of Lord Tredegar.) ttjme-they could get their pedigree from ¡ anywhere they liked. (Loud laughter.) When he talked to a bishop he relerred to the Bishop Morgan who translated the Bible into Welsh, and when he conversed with a. footballer it was about the Buccaneer Mor- gan. (Laughter.) Wherever there was a mur- der a Morgan was sure to be in it. (Loud laughter.) The script of the admission is enclosed in a magnificent casket, which is a beautiful example of the Kenaissance style. The script is finely illuminated and mounted on crim- son morocco leather richly tooled in gold. An adjournment wes then made to the unveiling ceremony in front of the City-hall.
THE UNVEILING CEREMONY. The area round the equestrian statue of Lord Tre-a'3-gar in front of the City-hall was crowdcd with an enthusiastic assembly. Sir Alfred Thomas presided. The Earl of Plymouth said this was their tribute of respect to a national hero, and showed how they treated their heroes in Wa.les. (Cheers.) Lord Plymouth then unveiled the monu- ment. the band played "Rule Britannia," acd the crowd cheered. The Lord Mayor, in a brief speech, accepted the statue on behalf of the city. Then came a dramatic moment. Sir Alfred Thomas rose and simply said, "Forward the Light Brigade- Some wondered until they saw Viscount Tredegar jump up, and cheers burst forth afresh. Lord Tredegar, in the course of a charac- teristic speech, said a French general at the Crimea described the charge of the Light Brigade as magnificent, but not exactly war. (Laughter.) Anyhow, it was something nearly, like it. (Laughter and applause.) He agreed that tho statue would at least add to tha I beauty of the park, a.nd reminded his hearers that the Welsh National War Memorial I would be shortly unveiled on an adjacent site. (Chae.rs.) Principal Griffiths proposed a -vote of thanks to the Eai-1 of Plymouth, and Mr. Goecombe John (the celebrated sculptor) acknowledged a similar compliment. a similar compliment. Mr. Blandy J-onlvins proposed a vote of thanks to Sir Alfred. Thomas, and the pro- ceedmgg closed with the National Anthem and more chejrs for Lord Tredegar. A feature of tha function, was the assembly of veterans, some in their glittering scarlet tunics, tho Walsh Regiment and their baud, and a larg« detachment <5f tho Territorial I, Army. <>
STORY OF FAMOUS CHARGE PERSONAL DESCRIPTION BY LORD TREDEGAR. In 1897. on the occasion of the forty-third anniversary of the famous charge, the "Western Mail" asked Lord Tredegar to write his personal recollections of a day which will never fade from the pages of I British history. His lordship very kindly consented, and the account then published will be re-read with interest to-day. It was as follows:— I My first recollection of the eventful morn- ing of October 25, 1854, was turning out before dawn very cold and uncomfortable, but soon alter forming up in front of our camp unusual movements were observed in the redoubts held by the Turks on the rising ground on our left front, and it was not long befor3 we felt that something out of the common was going to happen on that side cf I Balaclava. We had not long to wait, as we saw shots striking the redoubts from an invisible enemy the other side of the hill. Soon after this the Lancers of the Cossacks or other Russian Cavalry appeared over the brow surrounding the redoubts, out of which the Turks came SCENES AT THE UNVEILING OF A STATUE. *i '!? ceremony. From left to right: General Tyle^, the town-clerk (Mr. J. L. Wheatley), Doard NinAa/n Stuart, Visoount Tredegar, Mr. D. T. Alexander (in the rear), Sir Alfred Thomas, M.P., the Earl of Plymouth, the Lord Mayor (Alderman Lewis Morgan), and' Principal Griffiths. (2) Procession to the statue: — rrV,iniaT\ w lfr€Ttl ^omas' polo™*1 Banfield, and Mr. Blandy Jenkins are seen in the photograph. (3) Lord Tredegar inspects the guard of honour. Welsh Regiment. (5) Some of the veterans. (6) The only hitch in the day's proceedings. (7) Mr. D. T. Alexander, the secretary of the memorial fund. (8) Prominent ladies at the ceremony. (9) The hero of the day returning thanks. [Weekly Mail Photos running, leaving them in the possession of the Russians. I then sa'.v the Highlanders forming into lino in front of Balaclava, and almost immediately they were attacked, but they stood their ground, and the Russians did not get very near. At the same time a large body of Russian Cavalry came down the hill at the charge, and the heavy cavalry brigade formed at once in line and advanced to meet them. It was a curious sight. They had hardly time to boil up a trot when they met the Russians coming down hill. There was a kind of shock as they met. and then the heavens appeared through them. A hand to hand fight continued, and then the Russians turned and galloped back. At thevt moment Captain Morris, who was in command of the 17th Lancers, said, or •the u ted:— Now is our chance!" and then he sug- gested, I think to Lord Cardiga-n, our chief. CAPTAIN MOB GAN AJSTD SIR BRIGGS." (From a picture in the possession of Lord Tredegar-) ",ho was just in front or us, that "we ought 1\ to follow up the success and complete the i out." He was told it was not his business, or words to that effect. Captain Morris then turned to the 17th, and r^aid: — The 37th shall do it themselves. 17th Lancers, advance!" We advanced about a hundred yards, when The 17th shall do it themselves. 17th Lancers, advance!" I We advanced about a. hundred yards, when Lord Cardigan galloped up and ordered us I I back into line. We were shortly afterwards moved up over the hill, and formed up at tlie*head of tho valley. When we got there we saw the army, which we afterwards knew was that of Lip- randi's mass-ss, at the head of the valley and on its hin- to right an left. Some ot then were at the redoubts vacated by the Turks. About eleven o'clock an order came to Lord Lucan to prevent the enemy carrying off flU gnus. While standing in position. I rema.rkW to poor Webb, who died from hi& wounda afterwards:- We arc in range of them now from that battery ou our left." At that moment wo were ordered to advance, and a puff of smoke from the bat- tery alluded to told mo that the Russians thought as I did. That first shell burst in the air about 100 yards in front of us. The next ose dropped in front of Nolan's horse and j exploded on touching the ground. Ha uttered a wild yell as his horse turn.ed round. and, with his arms extended, the reins dropped on the animal's neck; he trotted towards us, but in a few yards dropped dead off his horse. I do not imagine that anybody except those in t < front line of the 17th I"ucers (13th Light x/ragoons) saw what had happened. We went on. When we got about two or three hundred yards the battery of the Rus- sian Horse Artillery opened fire. I do not recollect hearing a word from anybody as we gradually broke from a trot to a canter, though the noise of tho striking of men and horses by grape and round shot was deafening, while the dust and gravel struck up by the round shot that fell short was almost blinding, and irritated my horse so that I oould scarcely hold him at alL But as we camo nearer I oould see plainly enough, especially when I was eubout a hundred yards from the guns. I appeared to be riding straight on to the muzzle cf one of tha guns. and I distinctly saw the gunner apply his fuse I s-hut my eyes then, for I thought that settled the question as far os I was concerned. But the shot just missed me amd struck the iran on my right full in the chest. In another minute I was on the ground, and the leading Russian gun-horse, shot, I suppose, with a pistol by somebody on my right, fell across my horse, dragging it over with him, and pinning me in between the gun and himself. A Russian gunner on foot, at onae covered me with his carbine. He was just wit-bin reach of my sword, and I struck him across his reck. Tho blow did lx-at do him much harm, but it disconcerted his aim. At the seme time a mounted gmniner struck my horsa on the forehead with his sabre, spurring "Sir Briggs." He half-jumped, half- blundered over the fallen, horses, and then for a short time bolted with me. I only renwmber finding myself alone amongst, the Russia,na, trying to set out GiS best I could. This, by some chance, I did, in spite of the attempts of the Russians to cut me down. When clear again of the guns I saw two or three of my men making their way back. 'and as the fire from both flanks was still fccO/Ty it was a matter of running the gauntlet arain. I have not sufficient recollection of miLnar incidents to describe them, as probably no two men who were in that charge would describe it in the same way. When I was back pretty nearly where we sitarted from I found that I was tn. senior officer of those not wounded, and, conse- quen/tly, in oomniand, there being only two others, both juniors to mOc, in the same position—Lieutenant Worn bell and Cornet Cleveland (afterwards killed at Inkerman). We remained formed up until the evening, when, a.s the -enemy made n.o further attempt' to advance, we returned to our tenta, not very far off.
TREDEGAR HODSE. • Though the main portion of Tredegar House was built in 1660, the old ba,tique-ting-hall-- now known as the servants'-hall—was built a hundred years earlier, and Ifor Hael, who lived at Wei n-y-Cleppa, not far distant, was often in that old hall. All the lower rooms of the house are oak panelled, the carving being done by Grinling Gibbons. There a.re portJraits of five suoc-essive generations in the brown drawing-room. Outside the front, door there stands a brass cannon on wheels, v-t ic!i was brought from Hebastopol after tho Crimean War by a cousin 01 iord irsxlesar. It was probably taken originally from Northern India or Persia, and held by the Russians as a trophy of war. Tho stables were built by Sir John Morgan in 17C3. Flanking the stables and within 100 yards of the ho-uso are the burial-places of Sir Briggs," the charger which carried Lord Tredegar (then Captain Godfrey M-vrffnu. of the 17th Lancers) nobly and well in the Balaclava Charge, and of "Peeps," "fondest and most affectionate of Skye terriers," whose "honest heart was all his marter1* own. Both these dumb friends have memorials or inscriptions set up to them. The inscription on the tomb of "Peeps" (who died in 1898) gives an index to Lord Tredegar's heart. It runs There are some, both good and wise, who say Dumb creaturee we have cherished here below Shall give 118 joyous greeting when we reach. the Golden Gate.. Is it felly that I hope it may be so?" Memorial to Sir Briggs," Lord Tredegar'* favourite charger. Sir Briggs is buried in Tredegar Park.
A CHANCE FOR CHARITY. A genuine case of poverty came before the Cardiff magistrates on Saturday, when Wil- liam Underwood (22) was charged on remand with attempting to commit suicide. Police- oonstable Henry Parsons Stated that he caugnt the man as he was in the act of jumping over the Hayes Bridge into the canal. It was the old, old story. The young man was tnarried, and poverty had driven him to the wall. Police-inspector Bingham said he had secured a'ship for the man. who w az,, therefore, discharged. To assist his family the chairman (Mr. E. Thomas) granted the man 5s. from the poor-box, and Miss Stevenson, the lady court missioTier, announced her readiness to acoept sub- scriptions for the case.
LADDERS.—Ladders for Builders, Painters, Masterere, Private Use, Ac., all sizes at CottreU'a old-established Maaafactory, Barr-street, Bristol. W3S13
CAPITAL AND LABOUR. COMPLIMENTS AT FUNCTION AT ABERTYSSWG. The foundation-stones of the new Work- men's Library and Institute at Abertyssvg were laid on Saturday by air. H. D. M'Laren, M.P. (director of the Tredegar Iron Com- pany), and Mr. T. Richards, M.P. Mr. M'Laren said that institutions of that kind were great factors in remedying the ^>cial evils from which the people suffered. ^len were often led astray because of the friends they met at public-houses. Lord Tredegar, the landowner, had been most farsighted and most g&nerous, and especially so in the sinking of the M'Laren pits. Mr. Tom Richards, M.P., acknowledged the sympathetic interest which Mr. A. S. Tailis had always taken in the social life of the district and the vast amount of good he had accomplished at Tredegar. The new building, which cost £ 3,200, is being erected by Mr. Theo. Matthews, Pengam, from plans prepared by Mr. A. F. Webo, Blackwood. A concert-hall, to seat 750, is situate on the first floor.
GOVERNESS CHARGED AT PEMBROKE. At Pembroke Dock Police-court on Satur- day Ina Ijesiie Trott, governess in tho employ of Mr. H. A. Jones-Lloyd, solicitor, West-gate House, Pembroke, was charged with stealing a sovereign. Mr. R. D. Lowless apipeared for the prosecutor, and Mr. F. S. Reed for the defenco. The evidence showed that money having been previously hissed from a pursa in a desk in the smoke-room, prosecutor con- ferred with the superintendent of police, and markfd coins were placed in the purse. On October Z2 a marked sovereign was missed, and when accused emptied the contents of her underskirt pocket they were found to contain the coin. Accused said someone must have placed it there. The Bench considered the case proved, and l oound defendant over to come up for judg- ment if called UpoIlc
"n WELSH MUSICAL ACADEMY SUGGESTION AT TONIC SOL-FA CONFERENCE. There was a representative gatheTIng at the South Wales and Monmouthshire Tonic Sol-fa annual conference at the Tabernacle, Rhymney. on Saturday, Mr. R. Lloyd Jones presiding. Swansea was selected for the 1913 conference. Mr. R. Rhcdjnog Price (Cardiff) was elected president for the year, and$r.? Dan Daviee (Merthyr) vice-president. Mr. D. Pryce Jones (Anglesey) attended before the conference in relation to the "Eleazer Roberts" Scholarship. He pointed out that at present the fund was only .£Z50, and greater co-operation amongst the several district boards was needed. The committee had also had under consideration the aboli- tion of the trustees of the fund, and prcp-oced to invest the amount with the governors of the Welsh universities. It was suggested that the scholarships should become tena-bia at Aberystwyth, Bangor, or Cardiff Colleges, provided that the governors would debar the matriculation classes. Pro- fessor Harrison, of the. Tonic Sol-fa College, said it was a sheer waste of time to send pupils to one of the Welsh colleges, and finally a committee was appointed to wait upon the governors of the universities so as to deal with the whole matter. PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS. Mr. R. Lloyd Jones delivered his preaiden- tial address, in the course of which he pointed out that there were a larger number of competitors from Wales at examinations than there were from England, and the per- centage of passes was greater. By a per- sistency of effort he saw no reason why they should not have a Welsh national academy of musie. (Hear, hear.) An interesting dis- cussion followed.
NEW WORKS AT LLANELLY A company is being formed to establish a de-tinning works at Llanelly. The process to be adopted is one for extracting tin from tin- plate scrap. A large quantity of this is avail- able in the district, and with tin at its present -comparatively high price there is every probability of the works being a. great commercial sucoess.
DR. COOK'S RECORDS. INSTRUMENTS CANNOT BE SENT UNTIL NEXT YEAR. COPENHAGEN, Sunday. The University of Copenhagen has received the following telegra.m from Dr. Cook:— Hope to send Lonsdale (Dr. Cook's secre- tary) with data and records in aJbout a month. Instruments cannot be sent until next year. Renter.
FELL DOWN AND DIED. Mr. David Rees. coroner, held an inquest &t Lliandaff on Friday touching the death of Joseph Alfred Small, 6, lestyn-street, Canton, retired builder, who fell down and died in Pontcanna-terrace on Wednesday. Dr James Mulliu stated that death was duo to heart disease, and a verdict of death from natural causes was returned.
PARLIAMENTARY LEVY. TNYSYBWL MINERS' DETER- MINED ACTION. Addressing the Conservative miners at Yrys ybw-l on Saturday, Mr. Littlejobns said that mo threat must induce them to pay the Parliamentary levy. The impost w as an illegal one. If any attempt was made to enforce payment of this illegal levy applica- tion would be made to the courts to commit the Federation Radical a.nd Socialist law- breakers to prison. It, therefore, behoved the Liberal leadens of the Fedaration to ■watch the doings of their understrappers very carefully to prevent trouble. He under- stood that a lawyer's letter had been sent. to Mr. T. Richards, M.P., warning him of i the lawbreaking propensities of his fol- lowers. It wa. decided with enthusiasm that the Conservative miners of Ynysybwl would not pay the Parliamentary levy. llr. Gould, as a member of the Federation, further proposed a hearty vote of thanks to the "Western Mail" for its exposure of the wa,;ote of members' money, and to the legul gentlemen who had piloted the levy fight to a successful issue. This was carried with great cheering.
NEWPORT BOY KILLED BY AN ENGINE. The Newport coroner (Mr. Lyndoo Moore) held an inquest on Saturday respecting the dea-th of Richard Smith (14), of Frederiok- street, who was knocked down and killed by an eneine at the Alexandra Dock extension orb on Thursday. Win. Smith, dec eased's "rather, said the boy had been sent by him, to a cabin for some tea when the aocident hap- pened. Joseph Nas-h said he was driving an engine at about four to five miles an hour, wlwn he saw something flying in front of the engine, which looked like the flap of a coat. He pulled up in about forty yards and found the boy ureter the seventh wagon. He did not see the boy get on the lines. The jury Teturned a verdict of Aroi- dental death," and added a recommendation that when engines were approaching cabins they should give a warning to those inside. Mr. J. M. Soott, who represented Messrs. Boston Gihb and Son, said he would draw his firm's attention to the matter.
MORFA COLLIERY FATALITY. Mr. Howel Cuthbertson, district coroner, held an inquest at Taibaoh on Saturday touching the death of John Payne (40), oollier, erf Greenfields, Taibaoh, who died on Thurs- day, as the result of injuries received at Morfa Colliery. Mr. Keary (his Majesty's inspector of mines) and Mr. W. Jenkins (miners' agent) were present. Dr. J. Pryce Roberts said that death was due to shock caused by internal injuries. A verdict of Aooidental death" was returned.
DISTRESSING ACCIDENT AT WHIT- CHURCH. An inquest was held at Glan-y-nant I School, Whitchurch, on .Friday on the body cf Mr. David Eavies, farmer, Glan-y-nant Farm, who was found in a field on Thursday, Deceased had gone out shooting rabbits about 6.30 a.m., and at 7.40 he was dis- covered shot in the abdomen. Dr. Wayne Morgan attended him, but he died whilst the wound was being dressed. A verdict of Accidental death" was returned, and a vote of condolence was paseed with the rela- tives
DROWNED IN THE DOCK. Mr. Frederick Jones (deputy-coroner for Car- diff) on Friday held an inquest on the body of John Mitchell M'Intyre (34), 0If 13, St. Mary- street, Johnstone, Renfrewshire, seoo-nd engineer on the steamship Sard, whose body, on the 20th inst., was recovered from the East Dock by Dock-constable John Jones. Deceased was described as of sober habits, and he presumably fell into the dock on his way to the Sard. Dr. George Nesbitt Wynne proved that drowning was the cause of death, and the jury returned a verdict accordingly.
X350 SPENT ON DRINK. It was said at an inquest on William Brighton, who was found in a dying condition on the Embankment, that he had op-snt tho whole of a legacy of £ 350 in drink. The policeman who found him said ho had known homeless people to eat on the Embankment for two days and tWo 'nights without going away. When moved on by the police they would simply, go to the next 1 bench. Usually they brought a store of food with them.
ABERAVONBUDGETMEETING SIR D. BRYNMOR JONES AND THE DUKE OF BEAUFORT. A largely attended meeting in support of the Budget was held at the Public-hall, Aber- avon, on Satu.rday. Tho Rev. James Evans, B.A., presided. Mr. H. A. Burgess, J.P., moved a resolution supporting the Budget. Mr. Wm. Jones, M.P., said that the battle before them would be the greatest in politi- cal history. (Cheers.) Sir Brynmor Jones said that he was not cert-aiir that they were going to have an election, as the tone of the country in regard to the Budget would tend to make the Lord wary of their existence. (Cheers.) The Duke of Beaxifort, as Lord of the Manor of Kilvey, Swansea, claimed £17,500 from the Swansea Harbour Trust for a piece of fore- shore on which the Prince of Wanes Dock was built, which previous to this enterprise I was valueless. (A Voice: He ought to be shot.) Socialism was only an-other name for true liberalism. Do not let them, however, he ¡ contended warmly, be led away. by the bastard knowledge imported into this country in pamphlets from German Socialistic quarters.
RHYMNEY VALLEY FLOODS STREETS INUNDATED: COTTAGES IN PERIL. The torrential rain of Saturday caused all the low-lying parts of the Rhymney Valley to be inundated with vast expanses of water, I' but no appreciable damage has been reported. At Abertysswg, so fierce was the deluge that all the streets were covered with water. In connection with the stone-laying ceremony of the new Workmen's-hall and Institute, it had been decided that the town band, fire brigade, and ambulance corps should parade the streets, but the meteorological conditions unset all calculations. Between Bargoed and Aber-Bargoed some cottages at River-row were in serious danger owing to the torrent of water that rushed down the hill froui Aber-Bargoed. The water rose until it was two feet deep in the kitchen, but eventually the occupants were enabled to divert the course of this miniature river by erecting ramparts of clay.
MAESTEG FLOOD EFFECT, CHILDREN KEPT AWAY FROM SCHOOL. A number of cases were heard at Bridgend Police-court on Saturday against parents living at Albert-street and Railway-terraoe, Caerau, Ma.esteg, in respect o? the non. attendance of their children at school. It was explained that the bridge connecting these streets with the outer world was washed away by tho recent flood. One of the defendants, Owen Jones, appeared, and said he did not consider it safe to send his girl to school. There was only a couple of Planks on which to cross the river, and no hand-rail. The attendance officer said the attendanoo at the school had dropped 30 per cen t. since the flood. The planks across the river were li yards wido and 20ft. long. Defendant: The boards are absolutely rotten, and it is deep water underneath. Chil. dren have fallen in and been washed down stream. The case was dismissed, but the defendant was warned that he must send his child to school. A number of other defendants who did not appear were fined 5s. each.
NEW BELLS AT RUMi EY CHURCH. At St. Augustine's Church, Rumney, near Cardiff, on Saturday the dedication of a peal of bells in the ancient parish church was made by the Bishop of Llandaff. The sacred edifice was crowded. The bells have been restored, and a sixth added through the kind- ness of Mr. William Cubitt, of Rumney House.
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