The Licensing Question. SWANSEA CONGESTED AREAS. Several Houses Closed. 4-t the last Swansea Licensing Sessions, it will remembered, a number of licences were Wttsed either because the bouses were not re- tired or were nnsuited to the requirements, or tbey were on the black list. In most of the cases appeals to Quarter Sessions were lodged, •rid in those in which the decision went against licence holders notice of appeal to the High COurt was given. with the object of taking ad- vantage of the Farnham decision in the event of "j16 House of Lords reversing the decision of the V°W of Appeal. As recently stated in these 'Wamns, the licensing interest has decided to ab&ndon its intention to take the Farnham case &0 the Lords, and so the decision of the Court of APpeal stands. enabling magistrates to direct 'h&t notices be served on licence-holders by the Police, and then hear the objections. The Swansea appeals, however, in addition to the point involved in the Farnham case, raised the •Qrther point that justices are not entitled to tOnsider cases collectively, but that each case ^Ost be taken separately and decided on its Merits. Hence the appellants were advised not *°. abandon their appeals, notwithstanding the Withdrawal of the Farnham case, but to get an ^Othoritative ruling on the other point, the teat 5^86 being the Volunteers, belonging to Messrs "a,ncock and Co. The houses in regard to which JJDpeals were entered have, pending the decision, een kept open on Excise permits. On Saturday, however, tnnch surprise was Occasioned by the receipt of intimations that of the appeals are to be withdrawn. What led to tbis sudden change is not yet f^nratelv known, except that the course has ^»en taken by direction of the companies with *boin the various licences were insured. A belief ?*GVails in well-informed circles that the reason the withdrawal is an assurance from the Government that a Compensation Bill will be .-■jlshed through Parliament next Session, and "i&t it will be made retrospective. As things at resent stand, however, the effect is that the de- cisions ot Quarter Sessions confirming the "censing justices in the procedure they adopted -'■•tends, and this is a point of some importance, i0Hsidenng that the justices have decided to "<1opt exactly the same course with regard to pother congested area at the euauing Brewster Sessions. The bouses which, pending the hearing of the appeals, have been kept open on Excise permits !,le The Volunteers, The Bush (Landore). Tue *reenfields, The Brecon Arms. The Troubadour, \nd the Beaufort Arms. Those of the above 'hich belong to Messrs Hancock and Co. were, Consequent on the withdrawal of the appeals, Opened for the last time on Saturday night, and Unless the owners of the other houses decide to ♦Orsue the appeals independently notice of withdrawal will be given the police, and tbe JOII!!&! as licensed premises will cease to exist.
PENRHYN QUARRYMEN'S VOTE. Strike to Continue. h In accordance with the decision of the Pen- t- Yn Stride Committee meetings were held •"Oinltaneouslv on Saturday evening at Bethesda And in Sonth Wales at the various centres where formerly employed in the quarries are now £ gaged as colliers. Whilst generally svmpa- j jniaing with the position of old quarrvman at there waB an overwhelming majority of ••Pinion that the principles involved in the haggle, which has now lasted three years, were ) such importance to Trade Unionists that the *ike should be^ maintained. The vote was '*ken in each meeting by show of hands, a pro- posal to have a ballot having been discarded. At Bethesda the Penrhyn quarrymen, numbering ^5 persons, decided by 452 to 76 to continue the )ttike. The resultof the Rhaiadr meeting was an- nounced to the Bethesda assembly as follows :— JOr continning the strike, 13 for surrendering, jy The Rhaiadr meeting, however, unanimously '•ocided to abide by the decision of the majority. ..The men now at work in the New Tredegar "Strict, Rhymney Valley, held their meeting the vestry of Uchdir Welsh Congregational chapel. The gathering comprised about 30 tnen, and was thoroughly representative of the Jjnmber living in the locality. There was no from the parent committee present, but Richard Lloyd and Mr .Tosiah John, two pheckweighers, attended as impartial witnesses *o record the minutes and votes. Mr Robert £ **iffiths, one of the strikers, occupied the chair. her was calm and deliberate discussion of the prions phases of the dispute. The majority of the speakers expressed their desire to return home, but said they recognised that they were for a great principle, and would con- J^nue to suffer inconvenience rather than yield, "hey had fought for three years for rights to other Trade Unionists, and they "kprecated the action of some half-dozen young tn811 in going to the offices of the Penrhyn Jerries and offering to resume work. a motion was submitted that they tontinue to stand out until Lord Penrhyn would cognise the principle at stake, and that the °'d people who had been out of employment in COnsequence of the strike should have a chance Of being reinstated. This was seconded. An ftjnendment was propoeed that on behalf of the people who were now so helpless in the Pen- fhyn district work should be resumed. There "eing no seconder to this the original motion tilts adopted by a unanimous vote. A representative meeting of Penrhyn Quarry- working in the Rhondda was held at the ^'d Chapel, Cymmer, on Saturday night. It !"w unanimously resolved that Lord Pcnrhyn's ^rms could not be accepted, and that work bQOnld not be resumed on the conditions offered the management. The votes registered Umbered 84. A. large number of the men are employed in ^ojliery work at Merthyr, Dowlais, Mertbyr Vale, ^■herdare, and Treharris. These met on Satur- night at the Vestry, Pontmorlais, Mr Lewis J°aes, Cwmaman, in the chair. The question of Burning to Bethesda was discussed, and it was resolved not to do so, bat rather to see the strike Prolonged till death. The men present are eJtperienced quarrymen, and it was slated that ^oat of those who would return to work are "hskilled man.
RAILWAYMEN'S SOCIETIES. Joint Meeting at Swansea. On Sunday, at the King's HatI, Swansea, a ?«eting of the Amalgamated Society of Railway and the Associated Society of Locomo- Men was held. There was a large attend- r^ce. Mr Griffin, of Swansea, presided, and said hat was the first joint meeting of the two Ocietieg, and it wa,s matter of satisfaction that j It ev had agreed practically upon federation, and hoped tbis would soon be followed by amalga- mation. (Applause.) Mr Warwick, of Swansea, who has just been on the Executive, moved a resolution Ppreciative of the federation of tbe two societies, ad endorsing their joint efforts to Jm- the conditions of employment and to %clre an eight hours day, and urging ??u members to join the societies. f?r Joseph Thornhill seconded. He predicted !al if tho experiments *oing on in connection j'th electricity proved successful the wages of men would go down. If Corporations t that of Birmingham paid only 4s per day t? tiamcar drivers, railway compacies would, he jJ?°Ught, pay the electric car driver no more. tjrr Millman, Shrewsbury, who represented Mr f °x, of the A.S.L. men, supported. They must. *aid, organise in the manner the miners of ^Ottth Wales had done. He also urged that own men should be appointed as Board of ^*de inspectors. ..Councillor J. Thomas, Swindon, A.S.R S., and j?* J. Thomas. Whitland, A.S.R.S., also snp- 5?*ted the resolution, which was carried. Mr »\avid Richards, Landore, presented to, Mr ^"Ppiatt, on behalf of the Swansea branch, an Jholem of the society in recognition of valuable as a member of the Swansea branch.
MAN IN HER BEDROOM. Llaudaff on Monday G. Lewis, labourer, of ^stol, was charged with Jjurglariously entering Mason's Arms, Whitchurch, on the morning » the 14th ult. Athaliah Thomas, wife of tha 0Tttdlord of the inu, said that about half-past 4 a*u ou t^10 morI"n2 'u Question she was ^akened by a noise in her bedroom, and looking saw the prisoner in the room on his bands knees as though about to get underneath the She ssreamed, and the prisoner qnicklv £ his escape. She found windows downstairs ^okon.anda bottle of wine bad beon'romoved from sbelf) but nothing was missing. Sergt. Philhps Ve evidence showing that upon an examination 'he premises cupboards had been broken open, found upon the broken glass clay, evi- () lItly used to deaden the sound of its falling. Uf the 30th ult. he accompanied Airs Thomaa to Central Police Station, Cardiff, and she ih^tified the prisoner as the man she had seen het bedroom. Witness added that he saw the fch'Soiier with two other young men in Whit- ^rch on the 12th nit. It transpired that the i^ ^oner was i>rought up by a gaol warder, bav- 'Oh committed for trial on a charge of being in a burglary in Handaff-road, Car^ prisoner, who Raid he could prove that !> he night in question he was 120 miles^ frotn ldiff, waa corn tn it ted for trial at the Assizes.
^ANSEA CAPTAIN'S REPUTATION. The Amiral Gueydon Incident. jJ^nkfrk, Sunday.— An explanation has been in connection with the grave charges against the captain of tho^ Swansea ii^'nes Afghanistan of refus'ng to assist a num- |^to0f shicwrecked people from the French liner Gueydon, who wev»< adrift in a boat he open sea. The &'>vners of the British ivjj °*er have sent to the Chargenre Rennis Co., tr0ta°*tied the liner, an explanatory telegram tho captain of the Afghanistan. This that when the Afghanistan foil in with the was only ten niileii from the Arabian 20C miles from Muscat. The weather at the time, and as the Arab boat con- Viy hg tfce shinwrecked people was well pro- t!,ejr appeared no necessity for taking °° board the Afghanistan. Thev were not ^lf».y ^angor. crew of the Amiral Gueydon to Dr.nd Havre.
"• "• l a Breconshire, has been '•2. hr ,<■ a- rj Ut.vynock on the Rev. a.W1ell,. i n-w-in-citarge of Uenllan am- • Wai;,
T THE DOOMSTER. The Fiscal Missionary: Prepare to meet your creditors t You are rushing headlong to perdition and bankruptcy This is your last chance If you want to be'saved read my tracts Mr Bull: Going headlong to bankruptcy am I ? Well, I don t feel like it, and my banking account doesn't look like it, although you and your friends have cost me a pretty penny for some years past. Cartoon by F. C. Gould. Published by arrangement with the Westminster Gazette."
TEN YEARS' BAD WEATHER. I A Gloomy Prediction. An eminent meteorologist believes thaj; bad weather-wilt characterise the next ten years. He is prompted to enter upon the dangerous paths of prophecy by a halo round the sun, wbjih, we are told, is caused by the passage of the sun's rays through the prisms of ice of which the cirro strata of clouds are formed, and that it all por- tends bad weather, due to atmospheric pressure. October is making desperate efforts to help our meteorological prophet. The mean rainfall for October during the past 39 years is 4'30, and although we have not yet broken the back of the present month, the rainfall, as recorded at Lis- vane. is 4'50, or 1'20 in excess of the mean for 39 years. Sunday was one of the dreariest of Sundays. Rain fell coDiouslv almost all day, and the local records are as follows — u Tra.de-street Depot '65 Llanishen 1'12 The Heath Filters 1'05 Ely "86 Cogan "50 In London nearly an inch of rain fell, 0'65 being registered at Brixton and 0-75 in the City. Tho total rainfall of the year as registered at Brixton is now within 0'97 of an inch of the heaviest year's rainfall known since I the records have been kept, that registered in 1879, when the total was 31'99 ins. Some parts of the country were under water on Sunday, and considerable inconvenience was caused where the drains failed to carry off *he water, flooded roadways and cellars resulting. Fortunately the sewers at Cardiff worked all right, and ex- cept for a little inconvenience in some of the low-lying parts there is nothing to report.
MERTHYR INCORPORATION. Cefn Meeting in Favour. A laigely attended meeting of Cefn residents was held on Monday night, at the Drill Hall, on the subject of Merthyr incorporation. Mr John Williams, miners' agent, occupied the chair. Mr Thomas Thomas advocated the inclusion of Cefn I in the proposed borough in order to get much readed public improvements carried out. One of the speakers complained of the inaction of the Vaynor District Council, whilst a member of that bodv. Mr Joseph Prico. contended that they had accomplished a good deal, and would do more, especially in the matter of the required alterations at Cefn bridget I if other authorities were nut in the way. As to I defective street drainage at Cefn, why, only that evening he had seen, in Bethesda-street, Merthyr. water standing two feet high. Such things were, I perhaps, unavoidable in storms of heavy rain ¡' such as had been experienced lately. Mr W. Williams moved that Cefn be included in the proposed new borough of Merthyr. This was seconded by Mr Watkin Williams, and carried.
TREHERBLRT PROPERTY DISPUTE. In a caae at Pontypridd County Court on Monday, before Judge Gwilym Williams, in which Mrs Ann Jones, Hafod, was plaintiff, and Mr Evan CuJe, grocer, Treherert, defendant. Mr Bryant, acting for Mrs Jones, said she was owner of three leasehold dwelling-houses in Dumfries- street, Treberbert, and the defendant, was in possession as trustee or otherwise under the will of John Abrarn Phillips, whose property was to be divided between William Phil lips, Jenuet Davies. and plaintiff. Phillips and Davies received their share under the will, and one of the bouses was purchased by plaintiff from them. Piaintiif now claimed an account of all sums ieceivei and paid by defendant as trustee, and the payment of amount found to be due, or in the alternative claimed the redemption of the premises and possession. Mr W P. Nicholas, who appeared for defendant, asked whether he was being pro- ceeded against as trustee or mortgagee, and Mr Bryant replied he was in a difficulty, because lie had been refused access to the documents. His Honour said he had a perfect right to bring an action against Mr Cule as mortgagee in posses- siou', and to ask the Court for an account to be taken. Mr Nicholas explained that Mr Bryant was wrong in his particulars with respect to the houses. Mr Cule was trustee of the property with Mr Williams, of the Stewart Hotel, but the < estate had been wound up. a release executed, and the accounts brought to an end. In order, however, to enable plaintiff to keep certain of the property, Mr Cule advanced her JE230. Mr Cule not long since passed through the Bank- ruptcy Court, and all his property, whether mort- gaged or otherwise, became vested in his trustee, That alone was sufficient to release Mr Cnle from the action, either as trustee or mortgagee, and I the property had become vested in Mrs Cole. Mr Cule's name was struck out of the action, Mrs Cnle's standing as mortgagee in possession. An order for an account was made.
EISTEDDFOD AT MERTHYR. An eisteddfod in connection with the Mary Lewis Lodge, a branch of the Wales Unity of Oddfellows, was held at Merthyr Drill Hall on Monday. Mr J. W. Berry presiding. Conductor, Mr W. Walters, Twynyroayn adjudicators, Mr J. T. Wees, M B., Aberystwyth Mr Sandford Jones, Rev. W. A. Jones, and Mr B. Jones (Merthyr Fab.) Principal awards :■Piano- forte solo, Miss Lydift Rees, Abereanaid girls' solo, divided between Miss Jane Jenkins, Dow- lais. and Miss Rhoda Thomas, Pansywern boys' solo, J. Thomas, Mertbyr Vale; recitation, divided between Miss Besslw Evans and Miss Gwen Thomas, Dowlaia. Elegy on the late Mr Joseph Owen. Troedyrbiw. Mr W. Price, Gwydd onfryn; soprano solo, Miss Maggie Davies, Ynyshir; tenor solo and recit, Mr Llewellyn Jones, Aberdare tenor solo (novices), Mr David Jenkins (Ap Gwenallt). Merthyr; male voico choirs, Beaufort Male Voice Party (conducted by Mr Joseph Price) mixed choirs, Troedyihiw United Choir (led by Mr J. 0. Jones) tenor and bass duet, Va,id and William Jones, Aber- eanaid bass solo, Mr Isaac Doughton, Ebbw Vale baritone solo (novices), Mr D. Powell, Treharris recitation. Mr T. M. Jones and Mr J. Thomas, Merthyr Vale. Mr yv. W. Green, Pentrebach, presided at the evening meeting.
ROBBERY AT A DOWLAIS INN. William Bevan and Richard Thomas were charged on Monday at Merthyr Police Court with stealing JEL 12s, the property of Leonard Harrison, who said that on the 9th inst. he was lodging at the Vulcan and Friendship Inn, Dow- lais. When he got up he missed from his trousers pocket JEt 12s. He had seen prisoners in the house on the previous oigbt. They also alppt there. Margaret Lewis, wife of the landlord, on hearing of prosecutor's loss, ran after the prisoners, whom she found in the High-street. She put her hand in Bevan's pocket and found a sovereign there. P.C. Wood arrested the prisoners, who I were drunk. On Snndav Bevan said it was ii, two half-crowns, and two two shilling pieces, and that he gave Thomas 4s 6d. He (Bevan) went upstairs and fetched the money. Bevan was sent to gaol for two months, and Tliomas for seven days. Upon a further charge of stealing from a I clothes line a -?hirt belonging to Cornelius M'Cartby, Penydar^ec, in May, Bevan was sen- tenced to an additional fourteen days' imprison- ment.
By a fall of roof attheTreharrisCohieryon Saturday David Jones, residing at Nelson, sus- tained a fracture of the shoulder and other in- t juries.
PASSIVE RESISTERS AT BRECON Professor Thos. Rees Summoned. I There being three passive resistance casee down for bearing at the Guild Hall, Brecon, on Monday, the court was crowded, among the general public being several of the leading > Liberals of the borough and a numerous tepre- sentation of the various Nonconformist churches and the Congregational Memorial College. The justices were :—The Mayor (Mr Lewis W. H. Jones), Alderman E. A. Wright. Alderman Lewis Williams, Dr. D. Y. Rees, Mr James Morgan, and Mr T. E. Trew. Piofessor Tho.Hf.s Reps. I I 1 The following were summoned for refusing to ) pay that portion of the poor rate which is to be | applied to education purposes under the new Act Rev. Thomas Rees, East-Jill, Camden- road (a professor at the Congregational Memorial College, Brecon).; Mr Evan Morgau, Usk House, ¡ currier, tanner, and wool merchant and Mr W. R Price, insurance agent. Orchard-street, Llinfaes, Brecon. Professor Rees's case was called first, and when he entered the box there was loud applause in court. The Mayor If there is any further demonstra- tion we shall have tbe court cleared. I am not going to stand any nonsense. So please dis- tinctly understand. From the evidence of Mr Richard Hargest, assistant overseer for the parish of St. Mary, it appeared that Professor Rees was assessed at £1 15b 5d, and of this rate he had paid jEl He 8d. The balance (Is 9d) be refused to pav, and conse- quently he (Mr Hargest) a?ked the Bench to make an order. Mr William Martin, assistant overseer for the parish of St. David Within, said Mr Evan Morgan was assessed at £ 8 9s 4d, and had paid £ 8 2s 4d. leaving a balance of 7s and that Mr W. R. Price was assessed at 17s 6d, and had paid 16s 6d, leaving a balance unpaid of Is. He asked for an order for payment in both cases. Professor Rees having asked permission to state his reasons for declining to pay the ob- jectionable portion of the rate, The Mayor said the Bench wished to allow the defendants every courtesy, but perhaps they would allow one of their number (Professor Rees) to speak for the whole. Mr Morgan and Mr Price having assented to this course. The Mayor (addressing Professor Reea) said The Bench will allow you to make a speech. Be as brief as possible, because the Bench have only one duty to perform. ProfesFior Rees said he was lequired to pay on the education rate, or rather a rato part of which would be spent in the teaching of dot- trines which he considered erroneous and harmful in regard to the schools of the county. Whether the demand was legal or not he knew not, but he felt he was bound to obey the higher law which appealed to his conscience and decline to pay a rate which appeared to be contrary to what was right, and true, and faithful. The Mayor said they had no alternative but to make the usual order. The defendants were each ordered to pay the amount Idue with costs within 14 days, or dis- tress warrants would follow. Professor Rees thanked the Bench for their courtesy to himself and the other passive re- sisiers.
PONTYPRIDD INTERPLEADER CASE. At the Pontypridd County Court on Monday (before Judge Gwilym Williams) Mrs Williams, wife of Humphrey Williams, a furniture dealer, Pontypridd, claimed furniture which had been levied upon. Plaintiffs were Messrs Hartsilver Bros., of Manchester, for whom Mr Vazie Simons appeared, and the defendant was Hum- phrey Williams. MrD. Rees (Messrs W. R. Davies and Co.) appeared for the claimant, aDd the sheriff was represented by Mr Forsdyke, Cardiff. who stated that execution had been levied for £33. Mrs Williams claimed the whole of the i goods levied upon, which ehe said she bought | withJE50 left her by her grandmother. Under cross-examination, she said she bought the vehet suite distrained upon from the Crossbrook Fur- nishing Company, and denied that this particu- lar suite was eold to her husband by Campbell Collins, of Liverpool. John James, sheriff's officer, in the employ of Messrs Clarke and Dovey. said he levied execution last Angust. The ticket produced be found nailed underneath a chair, and Richard Hindley, warehouseman with Campbell Collins, Liverpool, identified it as being the firm's ticket placed on the furniture, which corresponded with the order received from Humphrey Williams.. His (Honour gave judg- ment for the claimant, with tne exception of £ 6 5s in respect of the suite of furniture, which he was satisfied had not been bought by Mrs \Y=!- liams. No costs were allowed, except sheriff's officer's costs against the execution creditors.
TICKET OF LEAVE MAN FOR TRIAL. Alleged Theft ofaCashbox at\Newport. Thomas Cairns, with several aliases, was before the Newport magistrates on Monday charged with stealing a casbbox, containing about X4, from the Mechanics' Arms, Commercial-road, and with failing to report himself as a con- vict on licence. Prisoner had baen convicted for highway robbery with violence at York Assizes, in 189,8, was sentenced to six years' penal servitude, and was discharged on licence in April last. He was now committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions.
MERTHYR LANDLORD FINFD. At Mertbyr Police Court pn Monday Joseph Henry Samuel was summoned for permitting drunkenness at the Golden Lion Inn, Merthyr, on the 2nd inst. P.C. Preece was the police witness. Mr F. P. Charles (who defended) pleaded t that the girl bad inadvertently served beer to the man as to whose condition the policeman bad giveu evidence during the absence of the landlord. Evidence was given by defendant, his step-daughter, and another witness. The Stipen- i diary Magistrate imposed a. fine of a and costs.
SOMETHING CAME OVLR HIM. Would-be Suicide's Story at Newport. John Bryan, an ex-soldier, who, it will b remembered, was found in the Jews Wood, New port, on September 24th with his throat cut, was brought before the county magistrates on Monday charged with attempting to commit suicide. It was explained that he had been in the hospital since that day, and that a police officer had been watching him day and night. Bryan. ,who was allowed a seat in court, said be had been drinking heavily and went out that afternoon for a walk. When he got to the Jews' Wood something came over him," ani lie went and did it." He knew that he had cut his windpipe, and he thought when anyone had done that they were bound to die. He walked about for fonr hours, trying to find some water. If he could have found water he would have finished himself. He walked about until he got fairly exhausted. He remembered two men finding him in the wood. Dr. Fiddian, the InfirmarjT surgeon, said de- fendant had cut a deep gash in his throat, but had not penetrated the windpipe. He was sane, but quite depressed. Defendant's brother, Wm. Hoskins, said he could not become responsible for his brother's conduct. He had promised the police he would be, but when he got home the girls said they would break up the home if be did. Eventually witness and his brother-in-law became sureties for defendant's good conduct, and he was released.
PRESENTATION OF WAR MEDALS. Third Welsh Company. At the Drill Hall, Cardiff, on Monday even- ing, South African medals were presented to three men of the 3rd Service Company of the 3rd V.B. Welsh. The presentations were made by Colonel Lewis. Merthyr (O.C.A. Battalion 3rd V.B. Wels). Offioers on parade included Colonel J. Gaskell, Colonel A.B. James, Colonel J. T. David, Major C. n. Fowler, and Captain Giling. Six men should have been made recipients of the medals but owing to some having left the town only three were present to receive them. Colonel Lewis in making the presentations referred to the excellent work done by the company whilst in South Africa. The recipients of the medals were Corporal E. B. Williams, Private Wynne, and Private F. L. Belle. In addition to this two long service medals were presented. °
MOTORIST FINED AT BRECON. At Brecon on Monday Robert R. Green, I Stourbridge (late Brecon), was summoned for having refused to stop his motor-car when requested on September 22nd, on the Aber- gaven ay-road, near Brecon. The prosecutor (John Davies, farmer, Pentwyu, Llanfeigan), said he was driving a trap wfth his wife and child to Brecon, and met defendant, who was driving a motor-car. As the horse became restive, he pot up his hand twice to defendant to stoo, but the latter took no notice and he bad to jump down to the pony's head. He shortly after- wards met defendant again returning from Brecon. He shouted to him again to stop, but he took no notice, with the result that the horse backed on to the canal bank and from there into the road. He afterwards informed the police. Defendant was fined iE5, including costs,
OFFICERS PROMPT ACTION. Presentation in Liverpool. Yesterday the presentation of a massive plate service was made in Liverpool to Colonel Hen- stocit, a native of that city, in recognition of the tact he displayed in March, 1901, when about 300 native mutineers marched down from Coomassie I to Cape Coast Castle, and held up the Bank of British West Africa, the authorities being sur- prised, havingonl.y401o alists at their command. Colonel Henstock and Captain Watson by tact and promptitude averted what might have resul ted in rebellion and a massacre of the white population. The leader of the mutiny was secured and shot and the followers fled in terror at the prompt measures lesorted to.
BLAENGARW COLLIER STOPS A TRAIN Alleged Violent Scene. On Saturday Evan John, 4. Brynbedw-terrace, Blaengarw, collier, again appeared at Bridgend Police Court to answer a summons for pulling the communication cord of a train without adequate cause. The case had been adjourned for the attendance of the gaurd. The evidence of the guard was that on the 22nd August the 9 o'clock train beiweenPyleand Bridg- end was stopped near Stormy by someone having pulled the commnnicaticn chainl Defendant told him a man had threatened to throw him out of the window, so he invited defendant to ride in his van, which he did. Defendant, in his evidence, said that a man named Cross caught hold of his father.in-law, who was dozing in a. corner of the carriage, bv the throat. Defendant expostulated with Cross, who then caught hold of him by the thigh and collar, liftecfhim off his feet, and suid he would throw him out of the window. The case was dismissed.
ABERDOVEY RECTOR OBJECTS TO BILLIARDS. At a meeting of fiembers of the Aberdovey Literary Institute on Friday night Mr Ffestin Williams prooosed that a billiard table be pur- chased, and was seconded by Captain Enoch Lewis. The Rector said that if the matter were carried be would deem it his duty as rector of the parish to withdraw his name as vice-president and his support. He was seconded by Captain D. Morgan. The motion was, however, carried by 41 votes to 18.
CASTLÉ PIT FATALITY. On Saturday at the Merthyr Hospital Mr Rhys, coroner, held an inquest upon Morgan Rees, who had strained himself at the Castle Pit, and died after undergoing an operation. A verdict was returned of Death from exhaustion." Mr Howell Jones, general colliery manager, and Mr John Williams, agent, Merthyr Miners' District, attended the inquiry.
"COLDSTREAM'S" BAND IN CANADA. Halifax, N.S.. Monday.—The band of the Coldstream Guards gave a sacred concert last night, permission being obtained from the War Office in answer to a cabled reqaest. The sur- plus proceeds are being devoted to the Soldiers and Sailors' Institute here. The Lord's Day Alliance has laid protest with the Mayor against his having given permission for the con- cert to be held on a Sunday. Over 3,000 persons were present at the concert. The band has bad a successful tonr.-Renter.
_4- In accordance with ancient custom the newly- electad Portreeve of tire anciept township of Laugh »rne (Mr James Richards) invited the jury and the Corporation officials, together with a few friends to bteakfast on Saturday morning I' at the Ship and Castle Hotel. Subsequently, at the pari"b church, an appropriate sermon was preached by the vicar.
NEW COLONIAL SECRETARY. j A Double International. Kept Goal Against Soot land and Played in First lest Match. The new Colonial Secretary is one of the most cherished recollections of cricketers. Nor was his athleticism confined to the national game,see- ing that he won both his Blue and his Interna. tional cap (against Scotland) for goal-keeping at Association football, represented Cambridge, in the aporta as the hammer-thrower, was the elect at rackets, and later became a famous tennis player. It is as a wicket-keeper, however, that the Hon. Alfred Lvttelton is best remembered, and, having regard to the fact that he operated on comparatively imperfect pitches, he must be regarded as typical of the highest standard pro- duced in England, though he was contempora- neous with Pilling. It is not generally remem- bered tuat h. Played in the First Test Match with Australia in this country, and the connec- t tion is pleasantly appropriate to bis new appoint- ¡ ment. In that match he scored 11 not out and a very useful 13, wheu England lost five wickets in making 57 for victory. Singularly enough, he had no hand in any dismissal. In 1882, when Australia won the sensational victory at the Oval by 7 runs, Lyttelton caught the opposing wicket- keeper, Blackham, but otherwise was unsuccess- ¡ ful. In the 1884 match at Manchester Pilling ( had the preference, but at Lord's Lyttelton assisted in a triumph by an innings and five runs, scoring 31, though again he failed to effect a catch or a stumping. The Oval match brought him unexpected fame, and his name is always associated with this occasion. Australia won the toss and scored 363 runs on the first for the loss of only two wickels. With six wickets down, the more was 494. Then Lyttelton again gave up the floves and went on with lobs,with the result that he bowled eight overs for eight runs and fonr wickets. This was his last International.
CHILD'S TERRIBLE STORY. Beaten with Iron Pipes. William Robinson,a stoker, liivng at Battersea, was charged on remand before Mr Garret, at South-West London on Friday, with cruelly ill-treating his 13-vear-old son. Mr Moreton Phillips prosecuted for the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and a. police officer pioduced some formidable-looking weapons, including a couple of iron tubes and an umbrella stick, the prisoner having, it was alleged, used one or other of them in beating the toy. The little fellow, who appeared highly nervous and sensitive, and had great difficulty in restraining himself fom sobbing, described what his father did to him. He was lying on the bed because he had been feeling ill, when his father came up and said, You have been watching me, and planning something for mother." He re- plied, No. I haven't, Daddy. I've been sick all dav." "I'll sick youhe said, and commenced to beat him. Mr :Moretcn Phillips: Where" -All over my head, back, and legs. Were the blows hard ones ?-Yes. Each one made me sick, He also smacked mv face, making my mouth bleed, and kicked me after- wards, saying, when leaving him, 1 haven't half done with you yet." The Prisoner He told me a lie, and that was whv I bit him. I The Boy T didn' t. sir. A little daughter of the prisoner said she beard her brother crying, Oh, Daddy," and on enter- ing the room saw her father hitting him with pieces ofiron. Dr. F. C. Kempster, the police divisional surgeon, said the boy's body was a mass of severe bruises, pnd be also bad a fractured rib. The injuries, in witness's opinion, would have been caused by the weapon produced. Charles Ross, an officer of the society, related a statement the prisoner made. "I lost my temper," he said, "and hit him with a stick. I didn't kick him." Mr Garret t committed him for trial.
RIOTOUS SCENE AT RISCA, Attacked on the Highway. At Newport on Saturday the justices listened to the details of a riotous scene which took place at RlsctL on Monday night. Theodore Brimble, Edward Mo-olay, and James Morgan, Risca colliers, had high words with George Brimble, two other colliers, in the Western Valleys Inn. Some of the men were ejected by the landlord, and later the party met on the main road near the Brideend Inn. Gimlett and George Brimble were set upon, knocked down, and kicked whilst on the ground. Gimlett had his lip badly cat and his face bruised, and he bad to be medically attended, and was unable to work during the week. The defendants, who denied having kicked the complainants, and who declared that tbey were first attacked, were fined two guineas each.
ATTEMPTED SUICIDE. Pentre Collier's Sad Case. A determined attempt at suicide occurred early on Saturday morning at If ton Heath, near Chirk. A collier, aged 55, named John Tomp- kins, of Pent re, was discovered in a collapsed condition with a terrible throat wound, inflicted with a razor. Tompkins. whose life is despaired of, is believed to have committed the act in a fit of remorse, owing to an enforced unprofitable alteration in his conditions of employment. Tompkins refused to work, and it is further stated be was forestalled when about to commence in the I licensing business, and both disappointments l aRectedhim.
"SOMEWHERE ON THE ATLANTIC." A Marconi Success. The Presa Association is informed by Mr Henniker Heaton, M.P., that the Mayor of Canterbury last Thursday sent an invitation to Mr Marconi, addressed to him Marconi, Lucania, somewhere on the Atlantic," asking Mr Marconi to luncheon on his visit to the ancient [ city. Mr Marconi replied accepting the invita- tion, and stating that excellent results had attended the experiments made on the Lucania. Mr Marconi arrived at Liverpool on Saturday J on the Lucania from New York. The inventor succeeded in establjpbing simultaneous com- I muuication when in mid Atlantic with England and America. This is the first time that two Continents have been linked from mid-ocean m this way, and Mr Marconi regards the success of bis experiments with preat satisfaction. He told a Press Association representative that wire- less telegraphy between parsing vessels and the land was now an entire and practical success, and he confidently believed with increased power brought into play he would within six or eight months, perhaps within three months, establish Transatlantic wireless telegraphy from shore to shore as a commercial undertaking.
On Sunday morning the dead body of Herbert Brewer, underground flueman at Messrs Stone's .Nantyglo level, wa3 found under a fall, some 15 or 16 yards from the fine where he was working, by the workmen who went to relieve him. Deceased, who resided at Old Brickyard Houses, Bryumawr, was 25 years of age, and leaves a widow and two children.
Neath Constable Stabbed I A MIDNIGHT AFFRAY. A Labourer Committed tor Trial. At Neath Borough Police Court on Saturday (before Mr J. Fear Davies, chairman, and Mr Hopkin Jones) a young man named Sydney Jones, of 32, Cecil-street, Neath, labourer, was brought up in custody charged with maliciously wounding P.C. Hopkin Davies white in the exe- cution of his duty the previous night. P.C. Hopkin Daviss (4) said that shortly after 11 o'clock he was on duty in Bridge-street, when be saw a disorderly woman going in the direction of Neath Abbey, followed by prisoner and another man. Prisoner was drunk and cursing and swearing. Witness fol- lowed them up, and when near the Westfield (the residence of Alderman Charles) he caught up with prisoner and recognised him. He told him to go away auietly, but defendant said he I would not, and at the same time he struck wit- ness on the chest with something sharp, but it did not penetrate the skin. Prisonsr struck him another blow. and some instrument penetrated the arm, and he was also struck slightly on the head. During the scuffle prisoner attempted to stab him three times more. Meanwhile the other man had gone away, and the woman had also disappeared in the direction of Neath Abbev. Witness had to draw and use his truncheon to defend himself. He took the knife produced (an ordinary clasp-knife) from prisoner's hand. P.C. Beer came to his assistance, and prisoner was taken to the police station and charged. Cross-examined by the prisoner: I did not take the knife from the other man's hand it was in your hand, and you struck me with it, as stated. Head Constable Evan Lewis said he was at the police station at 11.30 on Friday night, when prisoner was brought in by the last witness and P.C. Beer. Prisoner was drunk, but knew perfectly well what was taking place. P.C. Davies related in prisoner's hearing what had happened in Neath Abbey-road, the officer bleed- ing at the time from a clean cut wound in the fleshy part of tho left upper arm, and another on the left side of his head. The head constable charged the prisoner with unlawfully and mali- ciously wounding P.C. Hopkin Davies by stabbing him with a knife, and he replied, It's false, 1 have been stabbed myself." but he did not attempt to show any evidence of personal in- jury. Dr. J. W. Thomas said that at midnight P.C. Davies came to his surgery, and said that he had been struck with a knife bv a man while on duty. There was a stream of blood, half dried, from the forehead to the chin on the left side of the face, evidently somingfrom a wound on the head. The constable showed him the cuts on his tunic, one on the left arm, another on the shoulder, and a third on the left side of the chest below the heart. The only cut extending through was the one on the upper arm. Beneath the cloth- irg there were two small wounds. The wound on the scalp was not a serious one. By the He&d-Constable • The wounds were scch as could have been caused by the knife pro- duced. Prisoner, who bad wept during the whole of tbe proceedings, said be was very sorry the thing had happened. He bad a mother and two chil- dren to keep and pleaded for leniency. The Head-Constable said that if their worships deci;ied to reduce tbe charge to one ot assaulting the police and deal with it, he must ask them to inflict the maximum penalty of six months. The case was a most serious one. A ruffian might use his fists and even kick, but when he used a knife upon the constable so many times the offence became a. very giave one. The Chairman said that having regard to the gravity of the case prisoner would be committed to the barter Sessions. Only substantial bail would be accepted. Prisoner loft the court weeping.
CANDLES BLOWN OUT. Warden's Second Protest. In Merthyr Dovan Church, Barry, on Sundav at the 10 o'clock Communion service lighted candles were placed on the Communion table for the second time. Mr Edmnnd Edwards, the people's warden, who entered the church some time before the service, found a young man lighting the candles. He immediately went to the rector (Rev, D. Weatberill) and asked that they be extinguished, but this reqaest was refnsed. Mr Edwards thereupon blew tho lights out, and removed the candles and candlesticks to his seat, where they remained until the service I ended. At this stage Mr Edwards was accosted by a non-parishioner, who proceeded to argue the I' point. The rector thereupon came out of-the vestiy and told them they had better go into the churchyard if they wished to argue with one another. The incident here ended, and the morning service commenced in the usual way, and at its slose the people's warden replaced the candles upon the table.
SAVED FROM DROWNING. Exciting Scene at Machen. Jennie Stephens, the seven year old daughter of James Stephens, New-row, Machen, was playing with other children on Saturday after- noon on the bridge over the Rhymnev near the Machen Boys' School when she fell into the river. Humphrey Harrington, hearing cries, ran into the river with his clothes on and rescued the child after great difficulty, as she had been I washed under the bushes that iine the bank at this place. A man named Llewellyn also went to the rescue, and wading shoulder deep they carried the child safely to land and then to her home not far distant. The rescue was witnessed by a large crowd, which quickly assembled.
STAGING GAVE WAY. Four Men Injured at Treharris. The day shift was leaving work at the Tre- harris Colliery on Friday evening, and a num- ber of man coming out on to the main were passing under a staging used by the masons when the uprights gave way and some tons of timber and debris fell on four of the men. Three were injured slightly, but a fourth, Edward Jones, residing at Statiou-road, Nelson, was completely covered. He was extricated alive, but he had a leg fractured in two places, his shoulders severely bruised, ana other injuries. He was attended bv Dr. Leigh.
PONTYPRIDD CABINETMAKER SENT TO PRISON. At Bridgend on Saturday Edmand Davies, cabinetmaker, Pontypridd, formerly of Bridg- end, was charged with converting to his own use furniture entrusted to him for repair, and belong- ing to John Pugh, horse slaughterer, Bridgend. Mr Montagu Grover, Pontypridd, defended. The furniture, it was stated. was given to Davies in 1902. He receved £3 10s on account of the work, but he left the furniture at the "hop of a man ¡ named Apsee, furniture dealer, Bridgend, where it had remained ever since. Davies left Bridg- end iu the autumn of 1902 for Pontypridd. In- spector Ben Evans said he received the goods, including a table, from Mrs Apsee, and she said she had paid Davies 3s 6d for them. He warned Mrs Apsee that she must be cateful not to act as a pawnbroker. Mrs Apsee now said that the goods were only stored for Davies at her shop. Nothing bad been lent him on these goods, but sums of money had been oairt to him from time to time because he did odd repairing jobs for her husband. Defendant said he had jn. tended to fuifil his contract, but had put it off from time to time because of family troubles, He had merely stored the things at Apsee's. He had not tried to evade arrest. Since he left Bridgend he had traded openly at Pontypridd. Defendant was sentenced to a month's imprisou- ment.
PONTYPRIDD ceUNTY~C0URT. Solicitors' Fees. At the Pontypiidd County Court on Monday (before Judge Gwilyoi Williams), Messrs W. R. Davies and Co., Pontypridd, sued Mark Fine, Penygraig, for £4 4s. fees in connection with the preparation of a lease and counter-part. Defen- dant said the lessor had agreed to pay the fee. I but his Honour stated that if there was no specific arrangement the lessee was the party who had to pay. The lessor denied the arrange- ment, and an order was made in favour of plain- tiffs for the amount claimed. Claim Against a Contractor. A claim for £ 8 10s Id was made by Edward John Frost against Richard Bees, annealing contractor, at Llantrisant Tinplate Works, in lieu of a month's notice, and payment for boxes of tinplates which were stocked when the dis- missal occurred. Mr James Phillips represented plaintifl. Defendant urged that work was slack, and be had to dispense with the plaintiff. A few days later the whole works stopped for re- pairs, and he did not have a day's notice. His Honour said it was a hard case. Judgment was given for jE6, execution to be suspended until next court.
MEMORIAL TO PEMBROKESHIRE OFFICERS. Col. Lambton's Sons. In CasHemaitin Parish Church, South Pem- brokeshire, has been erected a. white marble tablet to the memory of the two brave soldier sons of Colonel and Lady Victoria Lambton, of Brownslade, Pembroke, who were killed in the Soath African war. At the dedication service the Rev. Prebendary Grey Lloyd delivered an address, and the tablet was unveiled by Colonel Mirebonse. The young officers were nephews of Earl Cawdor, Lady Victoria being his Lordship's sister. On the tablet is the following inscrip- tion :—" To the glory of God. and to the memory of Captain A. F. Lambton, 71st Highland L. Infantry, killed at Magersfontein, Dec. 10. 1899, aged 30; and of Lieut. R. n. Lambton, 68th Durham L. Infantry, M.I., killed at Blood River Poort, Sept. 17tb; 1901, aged 22 sons of Lieut Colonel and Lady Victoria Lambton, of Brown- slade. They fell fighting lot their Qneen and country in the South Africm war, 1899 to 1902. This tablet is erected by the parishioners of Castlemartin. Faithful unto death.'
Mrs Batten, of 37, Solomon-street, l^landaff • Yard, on Saturday night suddenly fell dead in the street as the result, it is q&id, of excitement caused by witnessing a disttubaoce iu which her I son wM concerned.
Funeral of Sir T. Morel. LARGE & REPRESENTATIVE GATHERING The mortal remains of the late Sir Thomas Morel were on Saturday afternoon laid to reat in tbe family ault at Cardiff Cemetery amidst many manfestations of sorrow *nd ragret. Considering the important. position which the deceased had occupied in the public life of the district and the large commercial interests with which he was connected in South Wales, it was not surprising that there was a large and representative attendance, not only from Cardiff and Penarth, but from Newport and other parts of South Wales as well. Before leaving tbe residence of the deceased at Dinas Powis a short service, at which the members of the household were present, was held. at which the Rev. Robert Bond, minister ot Trinity Wesleyan Church Penarth. of which deceased was a member, read a passage of Scripture and offered prayer. The cortege, consisting of the hearse and nine mourning coaches, containing the chief mourners, left St. Andrew's Honse, Dinas Powis, shortly before 1 sclock. The coffin, which was borne on an open car. was covered with beautiful wreaths. Following this came the chief mourners in carriages !D the following order .— First carriage—Mr T. Morel, Mr R. E. Morel, Mr E. C. Morel and Mr J. G. Morel (sons). Second carriage—Mr Philip Morel (brother). Mr P. E. Morel and Mr W. ü. Morel (nephews). Third carriage—Mr J. E. Morel and Mr A. Morel (nephews). Fourth carriage—Mr William Gibbs and Mr Robert Gibbs (brothers-in-law), Mr W. Gibbs and Mr Winton Gibbs (nephews). Fifth carriage—Mr Bertie Gibbs, Mr John Gibbs. Mr Reggie Gibbs, Mr Lidgett Gibbs, and Mr Allen Gi bbs (nephews). Sixth carriage—Mr Edw. John Pearce and sons. Seventh carriage—Mr Arthur Herbert, Mr Goldswozthy and Mr Edw. Pearce (nephews); Mr Manasseh Angel and Mr William Angel (cousins). Eighth carriage—Mr John Cory. Mr Moxey, and Mr Budgen. Tbe cortege reached Grangotown about half- past 1 o clock. In accordance with arrangements most of those who were attending the funeral were in waiting at Clive-street, Grangetown. The chief constable with mounted police headed the procession, and after them came a. carriage con- taining Dr. Cook, Dr. Fred Evans, the Rev. Robert Bond. and Mr Donald Maclean. Then followed in carriages the members and officials of the Cardiff Corporation, tbe Mayors of Cardiff and Newport, the ex-Mayor of Cardiff and the town clerk riding together. Tbe members of the Cardiff Corporation present included Alder- man D. Lewis, Alderman D. Jones, Alderman P. W. Carey. ABerman Jacobs. AtdermanRams- dale, Aldermm Mildon, Alderman Trounce, Councillors William Evans, J. Jenkins, J. W. Courtis. S. O. Williams, C. II. Bird, W. Roberts, J. A. Kidd, R. Hughes, I. Thomas, F. G. L. Davis, F. J. Nicholls, J. Chappel), A Sessions, Dr. Smith, A. Good, W. S. Crossman, and F. A. box. The Corporation officials present included Mr W. Harpur, Mr F. R. Greenhill, Mr C. H. Priestley, Mr R. W. Lewis, Mr J. Ballinger, Dr. Walford. Chief Constable Mackenzie, and Mr Pettigrew. Next came the open car containing the coffin, a.nd after that deceased's private carriage. Then followed the eight carriages containing the chief mourners. The procession, which was of great length, proceeded up Clare-read, Tudor-road, Wood- street, St. Mary street. High-street, and Duke- street, and thence to the Cametery via North- road and Cathays-teriace. All the way along the routecrowds watched the sad procession pass, and many were the marks of respect along the line of route. In front of the Town Hall a body of boroagh police in command of Inspector Burke, and of Bute Docks police in charge of a sergeant, were drawn up and stood at attention as the cortege went by At the Cemetery, which was entered by the main gates there was a large gathering. A brief service, at which tbe Rev. Robert Bond officiated, was held in the chapel, and thence the coffin was borne to the graveside. The walls of the family vault were lined with moss and white chrysanthemums. The space immediately around tbe grave bad Deen roped off, which wise precaution prevented crushing. The Rev. Robert Bond. who officiated, read tbe Wesleyan burial service, the choir of Penartb Trinity Wesleyan Chapel leading those present in singing the hymn Rock of Ages." A moment or so later tbe benediction had been pronounced, and a most impressive service had ended. The body was enclosed in a shell with an outer panelled case of English oak. On a waxed brass plate was the inscription, Sir Thomas Morel, Kt. Born 11th June, 1847, died 7th 0ctober, 1903." The funeral arrangements were in charge of Mr Augustine J. Stone.
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. IRREGULARITY AT CARMARTHEN. Principal Brown Appeals to the Justices. At Carmarthen Police Court on Monday the Mayor (Alderman Walter Spurrell) lead a letter from Principal Brown, chairman of tbe Borough Education Committee, appealing to the magistrates to exert the powers entrusted to them for preventing the irregular attendance at school of the children of the borough. The parents summoned were those the Education Committee found by experience to be incorrigible, and with such, with few excep- tions, leniency was in no sense kindness. The parent who was lightly fined, or who, if fined, never paid the money (which was, he understood. usually the case), showed his contempt for the whole business by his manner when directed tc appear before the Education Committee, or by never appearing, and by hit connivance at the increased irregularity of his children. The evil results to the children need not be referred to, but they ought to be better known. The financial burden to the ratepayers, due to the irregular attend- ance of the school children of the borough, was not a matter to be disregarded. He was told that the attendance of the children wall only 80 per cent. If this was correct only four-fifths of the Government grant was received, the loss amounting to JE540 a year. The remedy was with tbe magistrates, if anywhere and be appealed to them to give tbis matter their careful con- sideration, as one that was of the gravest im portance to the welfare of the borough. Several cases were afterwards dealt with at the instance of the Education Committee, and the usual 6n< of 28 '6d including coats was raised to 5s and ever 10s and costs.
GYMNASIA FOR BARRY. District Council's Decision. Councillor J. A. Manaton pesided over the meeting of the Barry District Council ot Monday evening. It was decided to appJy to tht Board of Trade tor an extension of the existing provisional order for electric lighting. The local Protestant 500 were granted permission ts hold open air meetings on various plots of land during the visit of the Wyckliffe preachers. Councillor J. A. Hughes moved that th,. Museums and Gymnasiums Act, 1891 be adopted oy the Council. He said the town was not in a sufficiently advanced state for a museum but something should be immediately done to provide gymnasias for the three districts. Tbe reso- lution was carried unanimously.
A BOLD THIEF AT CARMARTHEN. At the Carmarthen Borough Petty Sessions on Monday Benjamin Williams, a native of Llan- elly, was charged with having stolen a clock from the house of Mr H. G. Powell, The Avenue, on the 7th inst. It appeared that P.S. Phillip? was going through Wood's-row on the afternoon of the day in question when he saw prisoner earrving a clock. On seeing the sergeant prisoner boldly opened the door of No. 27 and walked into the house. The sergeant, suspicious of the man's bona-fides, followed him, and a9ked him what he was doing with the clock, whereupon he replied that he wa.s a watchmaker and was going to clean it. As this story was disproved, prisoner was taken into custody. Inquiries showed that tbi- clock had been stolen from the dining-room o* Mr Powell, the promises having been entered from the rear. Prisoner was also charged witl having stolen a pair of boots from Mr R. L1 Gambold, insurance agent, Barn6neld-terrac& Prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to sii months' hard labonr, three months for eacf offence. Tbe Mayor (Alderman W. Spurrell) said the Bench desired to express their approval cx the satisfactory and prompt way in which tb4 police had followed up prisoner's movements.
PONTYPRIDD EDUCATION COMMfTTEE The first meeting of Pontypridd Edacatioc Committee was held at the old School Board offices on Monday. Mr James Roberts, J.P.. Treforest, was unanimously elected chairmaHr. and in acknowledging the compliment he said his experience of educational matters dated from the early sixties. The Rev. W. T. Jenkins asked1 whether it was necessary to pass a resolution to take over the Voluntary schools. Mr V. MiltOL Jones (clerk) said the two Voluntary schools. Glyntaff and the Roman Catholic, were elemexiv tary schools within the meaning of tbe Act. M< William Jones questioned whether conditions could be laid down before they took over tbr schools.—The Clerk You have already agreed ot that point — Rev. W. G. Jenkins asked whathei the two managers representing the Council could take part in the meetings of the Voluntary schoof. managers if tbe Council refrained from financing the school. The Clerk replied in the affirmative The Council finally decided to uk the manaftwer of the Voluntary schools to make the repairs which had been recommended.
BRIDGEND FRUITERER'S AFFAIRS. A first meeting of creditors of Arthur Strond fruiterer, 86, Nolton-street, Bridgend, was held before the official receiver (Mr George David) at Cardiff on Monday. The liabilities were given at £ 150 16s 6d, the deficiency as £ 110 17s 2d, and the failure was attributed to bad trade. losses on perishable goods, and bai debts. Debtor statet that he commenced business about nine yean ago as a fruit hawker at Pontypridd with a capital of JE9. Then he transferred his hawking to Brid- gend, and a few months ago set himself in Noltcn-stieet. The official receiver remains trustee, and the public examination will take place at Cardiff on November 3rd.