Neu Wreichion Oddiar yr Emgion By CADRAWD WYDDON. The Rev. D. Jones, Rector of Lianganna. Ten years ago, while spending a week on a visit to Dean HoweDs, at the Deanery, St. David's, I had the privilege of looking "through some of the Rev. D. Jones's Diaries. winch he had been presented with by a direct descen- dant of the distinguished evangelist. and 'which the Dean greatly valued. I looked down Bome of the items which appeared'to me at the tqhe most interesting, and to-day I feel sorry tl did not copy more of them, and I regret Imore than anything that I did not make a ;more minute description of the diaries^and the period they embraced. However, the following will be appreciated by the readers of this column. it, show at this distant time the kind of life this wonderful man lived, and how 'particular he seems to be in spending it well. The following entry I copied giving the total proceeds of the Rectory during his first year in •the rtarish— The living of Llaxiganna for the year 1766. 99 13 101 .Expenses and accounts allowed 93 11 0 3 2 1W Dilapidations received 1515 0 In full for the year 1766 18 17 104 Uangarma, 1784- Glebe and corn tithes 89 12 6 Adjustments and- small tithes 21 15 2 £111 7 8 Paid in collecting 1 4 0 Total £100 3 8 >King tax and poor rate ,6 12 3 iBoad tax 0 19 6 'Repair to house and barn 3 15 10 10 7 7 In full jE98 16 1 I nave tne louowmg record ot the year- 1798, which may be a fair specimen of how he used his time when in his prime, and just at the point his bodily strength gave way. He starts on the first day of the year at Pyle, and we have'the fact established in this item that the Cwrdd Calan y Pit," so popular for many years, was established so early as the year 1798. It used to be that the monthly meeting of the Calvinistic Methodists for Glamorganshire was always held at Pyle on the first day in January. January 1st—Preached at Pyle, experienced Ð, gracious preservation from harm the beam of the gallery broke, and yet the gallery fell 'not. February 8th—At Pencoed Society. February 9th—At home and made my will. February 10th—Began journey to Manor- wen. February 11th Preached at Gyfylchi, Chapel, Heb. x. 20, and at Neath in the street Isaiah xii. 3. February 18th—Dined at Trehowell with Mrs Jones, Ystradwallter. February 20th-Heard Mr Ebenezer Morris at Fishguard at 3 p.m. March 26th-At home. March 27th—Went to hear Mr Williams of Uedrod at Fishguard. March 29th—Went to hear Mr John Roberts, of North Wales, at Fishguard. December 26th. 1798—This day the Lord was graciously pleased to preserve me from any (material hurt, in a fall from my horse as I w coming down a hill I towards Landysul bridge. on the Carmarthenshire side. 5 Blessed be the Lord's name For this singular mercy. si. Tydi fy Argtwydd mawr, Dyhidla or nef i lawr v¥: Ar f'enaid prudd; Rhyw gafod fawr o'th ras .1 I'm tynu yn glai i maJs f t i O'r pydew dwfn cas ? j I oleu'r dydd. With troubles fraught on every hand, While travelling to the promised land, Give me, 0 Lord, the-smgle<eye Of Faith to live, of Faith-to die. Dear Jesus be my constant Guide, Protect me hourly by Thy side Enrich my soul with every grace, And fit me for Thy heavenly place. D. Jones, Llanganna, Glamorganshire. Thus ends the -diary for 1798,but-the extragts are fewer than I should wish them to be. The year following my copy commences in March 23rd, when he is at home preparing for' the Association which was to open at Bridgend < the following day. March 24th—Attended thesamefrom 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. at Bridgend. March 25th and 26th—Bridgend Association at BwB-y-Berllan, in Old Castle. I was there. March 28th—At home preparing for the pulpit. April 10th—Went to see Jenkin Thomas and found him in great faith and confidence. This was, no doubt, the well-known character Siencyn Penhydd, who lived at Goetre, in the Parish of Margam. He died three years before the Rector, and was buried at the Parish' churchyard of Michaelstone-super- Afan, December 26th, 1807, in the 61st year of bis age. M Mawr elw im' fu marwolaeth—fe nodwyd I'm fynediad helaeth I fuddiol etifeddiaeth, f Fal y Ui o fel a llaeth." The above is the epitaph on Sienkyn's tomb at Cwmavon, which we copied some time ago, and we regret that his grave is not kept up so decent as one would wish, whoever is to blame. It would not be too much for the Calvinistic Methodists of Glamorgan to see that a suitable monument be put over one who served them so well. Through the whole of this year we find him at home on Saturday, and the entry as follows —" At home with my books," or Preparing for Sunday." The last word in the diary for 1799 is Deo Gloria in large letters. The diary for 1801 opens with the following, lines— l| O golch fl yn dy farwol glwy', Oddiwrth fy meiau fwy na mwy A rho imi broflllwyr ryddhad Trwy rinwedd hwn gerbron yTad." From the diary for 1805 I have made a, greater number of extracts. This commences t January 1st, 1805-DechreuJrFlwyddyn. Cyfod, cyfod. Seren foren, Ar tyrddiynau-eton fyw, Dangos iddynt yn dy oleu Y ffordd y sydd yn rhydd at Dduw; Rho iddynt bedd tu yraa i'r bedd, A chodi ar dy hyfryd wedd." April 24th J1805—Paid this day £ 5010s 6d to Mr David Charles, of Caermarthen. towards the Bible collection, and also paid Evan, the poor lame man, £ 1 Is for Ebenezer Da vies, of -J?"i8hgnard, being subscribers' money for the late Mr Peter Williams's Bible. May 28th — Met the private Association and preached at the public Association at Haveefordwest from 1 Cor. i. 24—" Wisdom Of God." lune.22nd, Sunday—Preached at Green Hill .Chapel, near Swansea (called in Welsh Crug Kllas, and Twyn y Crug Glas), Morriston Chapel, from J. Tim. i. 10—Our Hope." 23rd—Came to-Tremains by 6 p.m.—" Deo, Gloria." 24th—Home preparing papers for Bishop's visitation. 25th—Attend visitation at Cowbriclge. 26th-At. home. ZMi—At home with. my. accounts and having a rest. 28th—Attended Society at Salem and re- turned by 4 p.m. 30th—Llanganna. Dent. Jcxxiv. 4. July 1st— At home attending the haymakers for my son-in-law. 3rd-Attended the monthly Society at LJaa- trisant and preached there from John iv. 20. 4th—At home resting in my old tabernacle. October 7th, 1805—My nephew, John Jones, curate of Uandyfodwg, died this day at 2 p.m. December 5th-A day of thanksgiving, kept for a signal victory obtained over the com- bined fleets of France and Spain, October 21st, under Lord Nelson. The last word in this diary being, Ebenezer." I will give a few more extracts next week, containing-eonre*ofhis sayings.
NEWPORT TRENCH VICTIMa At Newport on Monday Mr L. Moore opened the inquest on the 18 bodies recovered from the dock trench which collapsed in July of last year. Mr Moore said these were all the bodies ex- pected to be recovered in the south trench, and it was not anticipated that those in the other parts would be found for some time. The coroner desired it to be known that all the articles found on the victims were preserved by Superintendent Brooks for purposes of identification, and all parties interested shoutd communicate with him. The inquest was then adjourned until Monday next at 2.30. It is understood that Mr Augustus Lewis will re- present the Home Office.
MERTHYR RESERVOIR. The Mayor of Merthyr (Mr F. T. James) pre. sided at a special meeting of the Corporation nn Monday, when Councillor F. S. Simons moved a resolution conferring powers upon the Council for the acquisition of land for t4 e construction of a reservoir. M- J. Davies seconded. Mr Marsh (of Messrs Nixon) moted as an amendment that no such Bill be pro- moted. Mr .T. Harpur seconded, and Mr A. W. Houlson and Mr T. Williams supported. The other members (15) voted for the proposition, which was carried.
INHIBITED VICAR. Bishop's Judgment. REV. E. C. HUDSON DEPRIVE. OF LIVING The case of the Rev. E. C. Hudson, vicar of,* Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire, who was founds guilty by a Consistory Court of misconduct for having married a lady whilst his wife Was liv- ing was on Monday before the Bishop of Peter-« borough at the Cathedral. Dr. Carr G!yn, the; Bishop, had with him Mr C. S. Magee, registrar ? of the diocese Mr A. P. Moore, legal secre-y tary Mr G. J. Gray, the apparitor-general i and the deputy apparitor, Mr Arthur Hul. ? When the Court met the Apparitor-General i called the name of the defendant three times but there was no response. The Bishop proceeded to read a lengthy judgment. It set out that, whereas, by a complaints dated 23rd July, 1910, made to him in pursue ance of the Clergy Discipline Act, 1892. try,,1 Percy Harries Bowers, of the Rectory, Market, Bosworth, against the Rev. Edmund Christo- pher Hudson, clerk, vicar of Sutton Cheney,?; the said defendant was charged as follows :—* (1) On and during the period between 20th,: June and 16th July, 1910, or on some days or- day during such period, the said defendant. lived with a woman at the vicarage at Sutton Cheney as man and wife, he being not at the* time married to her. (2) On and during all the aforesaid period- the said defendant lived with the said woman and committed adultery with her whilst hîsrt own wife was at the time living. (3) On 9th July, 1910, at Hinckley, or some other place in Leicestershire, the said de- fendant in the presence of such woman and in the presence of witnesses signed a docu- ment purporting to be a contract of marriage between himself and such woman whilst his own wife was at the time alive. (4) Having on the 9th July, 1910, at Hinckley aforesaid, or some other place, the said de- fendant, in the presence of the same witnessmi placed a ring on the finger of the said woman and declared that he was taking her to be his wife. (5) That the said defendant committed th act mentioned in charge 4 whilst his own wife, was at the time living. (6) That the defendant was, 'by reason oft the acts alleged in the charges 1 to 5r guilty 0 immoral conduct within the provisions of th above Act; that. the defendant was, by reason. of the acts alleged in charges 1 to 5. and in each or some one of the said charges guilty of, offences against the law ecclesiastical within^ the provisions of the said. Act, being offences., against morality, and being questions of doctrine or ritual; and, whereas the matter' came before a Consistory on Wednesday.; October 5th, before the worshipful Alfred J. Kemp, and the said Alfred J. Kemp notified L that the sentence which ought to be passed on the defendant was deprivation of ilUprefer-J ments held by him in the diocese, The Lord Bishop now declared, decreed, ancij pronouncedthat the said Edraund Cbriatopher j Hudson by reason of the prenjisejwmght law to be deprived of all ecclesiastical pro- motion within the said diocese, and especially < of the perpetual curacy or vicarage of Sutto Cheney, with all profits and benefits of the said. perpetual curacy, and all other ecclesiastical promotion within the diocese, and of the gle fruits, tithes, rents, salaries, and all rights an emoluments of such ecclesiastical promotåo within the said diocese. Therefore, his Lordship deprived the defen-. dant accordingly by this definitive sentence. Nothing else transpired. The court was declared closed, and the public dispersed.
BRAVE SAUNDERSFOOT LAD. The Saundersfoot Parish Council on Satur- day evening publicly presented Tudor Howell Thomas, a lad of 15 years of age, son of J Mr and Mrs Thomas, Hean Castle Hotel»i Saundersfoot, with the parchment certificate- of the Royal Humane.Society in recognition of life-sa^mg heroism on July 30th last. Young. TUDOR HOWELL THOMAS, Saundersfoot. (Squibbs, Tenby.) Thomas was dressing himself on the harbour wall, Saundersfoot, after bathing, when he, saw Cyril Richards, a youth.of 17 years of age. in difficulties in the water he was sinking for the third time when Tudor Thomas, without j di vesting himself of his clothing, plunged into the tide to the rescue. After encountering difficulties-he was already tired after his first swim—he brought his friend Richards safely to land.
WYESIDE FISHERMAN. Mr Thomas Stanton (" Old Tom," as he was better known) passed away at Market-street, v Builth Wells, on Saturday night. He was the inventor of special nets for salmon, and could bring ashore 20 fish at a time without any diffi- culty. He had been in the service of the Wyel TOM STANTON. (Photo, by Abery, Builth Wells.) Board of Conservators as river watchman since 1866, and practically spent the whole of his life on the banks of the Wye. 44 Tom" was the most skilled fisherman in the district, and was re- garded as an. authority on Wye troutand salmon fishing. He leaves a widow, 12 chil- dren, 48 grandchildren, and five great-grand- children.
RHONDDA GIRL'S BABY. Considerable interest was-taken in an affilia- tion case heard at YstradRhondda on Monday, in which Josteph Christopher Bowen, landlord of the New Inn Hotel, Porthcawl, was sum- moned as being the putative father of the illegitimate child of Miss Lizzie Ann Lougher, of Redfield-street, Ystrad. Mr James Phillips, Pontypridd, appeared for com-, plaiiiant, and Mr T. W. Lewis defended. Appli- cant gave evidence to the effect that she en- tered the service of defendant as a domestic servant two years ago. Subsequently, added witness, defendant gave her money. Tlhe day she left Porthcawl defendant asked her to put the fault on his brother, and she refused. De- fendant later told her to say that her condition was due to someone in the Rhondda if she was questioned at Porthcawl, and if she was asked in the Rhondda to blame someone down at Porthcawl. When she left Porthcawl Mr Jones gave her a sovereign. He also asked her to come back after the confinement and he would settle everything if she kept it a secret. Cross-examined, Miss Lougher admitted that she bad blamed a young man from her home at Ystrad regarding her condition, but this was at the request of defendant. Mr Bowen gave an unqualified denial to the imputations made agaiAst him. The Bench intimated that they were per- fe< tly satisfied that the case had been made out, and that the corroborative evidence was conclusive. An order was made for 3s 6d a week, and a special advocate's fee allowed of two guineas.
CONSTRUCTING A MAN. Paris, Monday.—To-day's Paris Journal states that a Berlin medico has been casting up the cost of constructing a man. We are told that a pair of arms would cost, with hands, about JE57 A paif of legs, £29 whilst a nose varies from X16 to JE20 a complete human being would cost about £ 125. But there is a fly in the ointment. The German doc- tor," the statement adds." does not guaran- tee that the parts brought together would fur- nish that speHal cssenco which constitutes life."—Central News.
ul T • THE WRECK OF THE ST. DAVID'S LIFEBOAT. Some of the survivors. The two above the crosses are members of the crew of the Democrat.—(Photo by D. Bowen and Son, Haverfordwest.) The rescuers. From left to right: Sidney Mortimer, Samuel Guppy, and Samuel Husk.-(Bowen and Son.) W. BROCKHURST, who signalled from the rock to the reseuers. 0. WCpLIE PARRY, one of the lifeboat V v».-i crew. V'"T !vr i" T. J. MORSEy another of the lifeboat /'v- "■■■■ ■- mea. f r,t.Jo:J4- 1.' ;r '¡. B LA IMA AND DiSTRICT, COTTAGE HOSPITAL. -c ,I Front view of the building, which is shortly to be opened. (Architect, Mr H. G. Lewis Abertillery.) v •■■■■, 'f TAIBACH'S MEMORIAL TO DR. DAVIES. ,I Scene .at the unveiling of the memorial fountain at Taibach to Dr. Da vies. Our picture shows Sir A. P. Vivian on I the right, and Dr. Davies next to him. (Photo by Moody, Aberavon.)
"COULD NOT BE SPARED." Frederick Clint, a brakesman in the employ of the Barry Railway Company, was at Barry on Monday, sued by the Monmouthshire County Territorial Association for the. loss of grant due to his failure to attend the annual camp of the 1st Monmouthshire Territorials at Aberystwyth in August. The case had been adjourned from the previous hearing owing to defendant having stated that he wrote to the commanding officer that he was unable to get the necessary leave. The receipt of this letter was denied. Inspector Osborne, of the Barry Railway Company, said that defendant applied for leave to attend the camp. but could not be spared. Dr. Howell Rees said the Bench had no alternative but to dismiss the case. i —.
ENDED IT ALL. A Post Office vanman, naitied Carpenter, of Walworth, committed suicide under pathetic circumstances. He was formerlv a 'bus-driver, and had been for a long time out of work. He got into debt, and his struggles to get clear of this were evidently too much for him. On Saturday night he placed some poison in a cup of warm water. His daughter thought that he was putting some salts in the cup. He asked her if she would like some, but she replied that she did not like salts. Carpenter then drank the contents. A few moments late.• his wife came into the room, and he: said "Nance, I have ended it all," a.n':LshorUy after expired. I
COLLIERS CO-OPERATE. I Society to be Established at Saundersfoot Colliers at the Bonville's Court Colliery (Pem.) have decided to establish co-operative stores at Saundersfoot. Mr J. Rhys Davies (Swansea), a member of the Western Sectional Board of the co-operative movement ltd- dressed a meeting at the Cambrian Halt, at Saundersfoot, on Saturday night, on the principles of the movement, aDd at the close of the address a resolution as to whether a co-operative society should be formed was carried unani- mously and a working committee for the respective districts was appointed. So enthusi- astic are the colliers over their new venture that they intend to bring their wives to the next meeting, to be held on Friday.
SEQUEL TO PIGEON RACE. At Tredegar. on Tuesday William Jones (54), collier, Rhymney, was. summoned for stealing a homing pigeon, value 30s, the property of James Vicarage, collier, Swansea, on May 21st. Mr E. R. Evans, Aberdare, pr6secuted on behalf of the National Homing Union. For the prosecution it was stated that; Vicarage sent eight pigeons to fly from Shrewsbury to Swan- sea, and that only seven returned. The missing I bird was found in defendant's possession. he having, it was alleged, trap ed it. Defendant having stated.that he had advertised the fact | of the bird being in his possession, the Bench j j dinit3sed the ca.se, the (Mr F.. II- Davie;;) J stating it was a matter for amount y court. j 1 i
RESCUED BY ROYAL LAUNCH. During a violent storm on Thursday last the Empress Marie of Russia, while waiting for her sister, Queen Alexandra,, in the 'garden of the Villa Hvidore, Copenhagen, noticed a fisherman in a small boat stranded in a most perilous position on a sand-bank, i The Em- press instantly waved her handkerchief to the castaway to show him that he had been ob- served, and quickly called two men to give help. The Royal launch, which was lying at the pier in the Villa Hvidore garden, was taken out by the two men. who succeeded in rescu- ing the fisherman under the eyes of the Qaeen Alexandra and the Empress. Botn the Royal ladies watched the rescue with anxiety, and when it was completed the Empress expressed her great joy that the castaway had been saved.
CONNOISSEUR BURGLARS, A daiing jewel robbery has taken place at Hamburg at the shqp of Messrs Tirana,in Berg- atrasse. The value of the plunder with which the burglars got clear away is £ 10,000. The burglars obtained access to the shop through a carpet stoor on the floqr above. It is presumed that they entered the store during the day- time, and secreted themselves behind a large Eile of ar(l^ts. During tha night they bored a ole through the floor, and let themselves down into the jewellers' shop. Once inside, they showed the greatest discrimination. sf-Hctin'r on'y th" most valuable articles, aud discarding dl imitations.
Aberaman Eisteddfod. A RECORD ATTENDANCE Aberaman first annual crown Eisteddfod was ..held on Monday at the Public Hall, under the ^auspices of the Aberaman Public Hall and JLtbrary. The attendance, despite the in- clemency of the weather, was the largest ever 'recorded at an Eisteddfod in the Aberdare ^district. The president was Mr E. M. Hann, j J.P., general manager of the Powell Duffryn ^Collieries, and the conductor Mr W. Myrddin i, vHtcks, whilst the adjudicators were Professor David Evans, Cardiff; Mr E. T. Davies, Merthyr Mr T. Bryant, Pontypridd Mr T. WiBiams (Brynfab), Mr W. R. Williams, Aber- dare Mr E. Ogwen Williams, Aberdare Mrs j,(Dr.) Finney, Aberaman Mrs J. H. Powfell, Aberdare Mr W. W. Price, Aberaman Mr I. E. Thomas, Aberaman Mr J. Kerr, Barry Dr. Trevor Jones, Aberdare Dr. M. J. Rees, CAberdare Dr. F.C. Bullen, Aberaman Mr *Sam Radcliffe, Ferndale Mr T. L. Davies, aman; and Mr D. Davies, Clydach Vale. jfThe Eisteddfod was organised for the purpose <of raising funds in aid of the Public Hall build- ing fund, the secretarial dut'es being effi- ciently performed by Messrs Jonah Rees and Handel Harris. The Eisteddfod song was ren- dered by Mr John Lake (Gwyn Alaw). Awards Violin solo, under n-Gilbert Bosley, 4 Swansea. Photography—1, Mr James Ray, Cwmaman (2,° Mr W. Owen, Cwmaman. Pianoforte solo, under 12-1. Lizzie Cronin, ^Swansea 2, John Morgan, Aberaman. Translation—divided btweeen Mr E. Rees, T-Port Talbot, and Mr Charles Jones, Troedy- jrhrw. Solo, girls under 15—1, Nellie Jones, Cwm- aman 2, Ceinwen Granfield, Tonypandy. Juvenile choirs, not under 40 voices—L, Aber- aman Co-operative Choir (conductor, Mr Gwilym Evans) 2, Gwawr, Aberaman (Mr W. J. Jenkins). Pianoforte solo, under 14-1, Miss Lizzie .Cronin, Swansea a second prize was given by 1Mr Tom Rees to Miss May Abraham, Cwm- aman. Action song-divided between Blodau'r Maes and Little Geishas, both conducted by Miss Thomas, Cwmaman. Solo, boys under 15-1, Emlyn Davies, Aber- aman 2, Hector Roberts, Penrhiwceiber. Recitation, under 16 years—1, Hy. Morgan, Pontypridd 2, Sarah Jones, Clydach Vale. Map of South Wales-Mr David Davies, Aberaman. Pianoforte solo, open—Miss Mabel Hughes, Aberdare. Contralto solo—Miss E. Cooper, Ynyshir. Picture in water-colours or oil—Miss A. Wil liams. Recitation (under 16 and over 12 years of age)-Miss Farr, Penarth, and Miss Maud James, Aberamac. The successful bard for a poem—Mr Ben Vaughan, Cwmdare. Recitation (over 16 years of age)—Miss Ruth Davies, Clydach Vale. Bass solo—Mr D. P. Howells, Porth. Art needlework—Miss Maggie Jones, Aber- dare. Recitation (over 16 years of age)—Mrs E. Pickford, Penarth. Soprano solo—Madam Williams, Trebarris. Tenor solo-Mr Llew. Jones, Aberdare. Chief essay-Divided between Mr D. Davieltt rCwmaman, and Mr C. Jones, Troedyrhiw. Male voice choirs-I, Penydarren Male Voice «(Mr G. Lewis); 2, Aberaman Male Voice (Mr 1f. J. Phillips).
Temperance Teaching. BAND OF HOPE UNION RESOLUTION. At the morning session of the autumnal con- ference of the South Wales and Monmouth- shire Band of Hope Union at Newport on Mon- day, Councillor C. F. Sandere, J.P., of Cardiff, in the chair, Mr Leonard Page, organising secretary, reported the results of inquiries he I had made of the education authorities in the area represented as to the provision made for temperance teaching, and especially as to ^whether the Runciman syllabus was in use. It was shown that only the Rhondda and Monmouthshire education authorities em- ployed peripatetic temperance teachers, while several allowed the teaching of the Runciman "'syllabus to be imparted at stated'times, and, .generally, at the option of the head teachers. j Mr J. G. ELLIS, Newport, President of the Conference. Considerable discussion ensued as to why the various authorities had not adopted the syllabus as a stated part of the school curri- culum, and a resolution was adopted urging the Education Committees of South Wales and Monmouthshire to ensure a regular and systematic teaching of temperance in schools. A copy of the resol ution is to be sent to each authority. Subsequent to the luncheon at the Town Hall, given by Viscount Tredegar,the delegates, numbering over 200, again met. The Rev. A. W. Anderson (Newport) was in the chair, and papers were read by Mr Charles Wakely, general secretary of the United Kingdom Band of Hope Union, upon Means, methods, and appliances in the Band of Hope," and by Miss Green, Cardiff, upon" Personality and its relation to success in Band of Hope work."
Alleged Trade Boycott. CARDIFF MAN'S ALLEGATION. The first meeting of creditors of E. Nelson, Queen-street, Cardiff, tobacconist, was con- vened at the Official Receiver's on Monday as the result of a receiving order made upon the petition of creditors. The debtor's statement of affairs showed gross liabilities amounting to £ 3,296. There were two creditors for £ 2,700 fully secured, the estimated value of the securities being jE3,650, thus leaving a surplus of £ 950., Eight- een unsecured creditors had proved for jE593, and this with jE15 assets reduced the surplus to JE368, besides which there were 1,150 Deben- tures in E. Nelson and Co., Ltd., returned in the statement of afL-Lirs as-of doubtful value." Debtor attributed causes of failure to de- preciation in value of debenture in conse- quence of appointment of a receiver loss on trade, street property, and difficulty in Ob-i taining stock in consequence of boycott against me." Debtor started business as hairdresser and tobacconist in the Castle Arcade, Cardiff, about 18 years ago, investing a sum of t300 in the business, together with further sums later on. From time to time he opened other businesses in Cardiff, Pontypridd, and Newport, and carried on business as cigarette manufacture at Trade-street, Cardiff. Some of the businesses were afterwards discontinued, and others sold to a limited company. There was no quorum of creditors, and the meeting was adjourned until Monday next, the Official Receiver remaining trustee.
Cardiff Dock Equipment. MORE LEWIS-HUNTER CRANES. Additional coaling cranes of the Lewis- Hunter type are to be erected at the Queeta Alexandra Dock, Cardiff, to meet the growing demands of coal shippers. Sir William Thomas Lewis, Bart., waited upon by our representa- tive on Monday, stated that there was nothing new contemplated at the Dock.. It had always been understood that it would be equipped as requirements presented themselves. Fortunately the new dock was rapidly being utilised to its fullest extent, and therefore it became neces- sary to erect new cranes. Some time ago, owing to the immense size of the vessels that came into the Alexandra Dock, hoists were put in, these being much cheaper than the Lewis-Hunter cranes, but it was found that these hoists broke the coal to such an extent that the Chambers of Commerce and the mer- chants of. Cardiff repeatedly appealed to the' engineer of the company and to Sir William himself to put in Lewis-Hunter cranes. Buyers of South Wales coal said that it made as much as 6d or 9d per ton difference in the value of the-coal after a long voyage if Lewis-Hunter cranes were used instead of the hoists.
•; SMASHED CLUB WINDOWS. Thos. Mears, labourer, was charged at Bridg- end on Monday with doing wilful damage by smashing the windows of the LJaiaharran Con- stitutional Club on Monday last. The steward of the club said he heard one of the windows being smashed, and found defendant ending on the pavement. When asked what he was doing, prisoner said, I want a rest." Prisoner now said he had sunstroke in South Africa, and when he took anything lo drink it upset him. He had had some drink on this occasion, and did not knew what he was doing. He was sent to prison for a mouth.
FATE OF THE CRANF0RD. CARDIFF MATE AMONG THE MISSING. EXCITING RESCUE STORIES. No doubt is now entertained that the S.S* Cranford, belonging to Messrs Pyman Brothers. London and Cardiff, was lost with all hands on the coast near North Hartlepool in the recent gale. Several bodies have been washed up» each wearing a lifebelt marked s.s. Cranford- The second mate, George Gabriel Gredin, who was at first reported as belonging to Bridgend, lived in Bridgend-street, The Moors, Cardiff. An inquest was held at Hartlepool on Satur- day upon two of the bodies recovered "j -those of Frederick Jayne, of Bristol, first engineer, and William O'Neill, of South Shields, seaman. The evidence showed that a north-east gale was blowing when the vessel left South Shields; but the J weather was not such as to givecause for anxiety. The steering chains had been re. paired and the gear was all in order when the Cranford sailed. A cargo of machinery was stowed in the two 'midship holds, which were afterwards filled up with coals, thus making it impossible for the general GEORGE GABRIEL GREDIN, of Cardiff second mate of the s.s. Cranford, whose fate is uncertain. cargo to shift. Captain Fettes had master mariner for 15 years, and waS thoroughly reliable. The lighthouse keeper at Hartlepool said the weather on the night of the disaster was too thick with rain for any flares to be ob* served. A verdict of Found Drowned was re- turned in each case and sympathy expressed with deceased's relatives. Other victims identi" fled are John Gillings, chief officer, RobiO Hood's Bay. Whitby: E. M. Ramus, cook. Coventry J. Robertson, donkeymas, South Shields and John Hogg, fireman. Pelaw. The second of the Cranford's lifeboats ha3 been washed ashore.
WAS THERE A COLLISION ? An inquest was held at Blackball, near Hartw pool, on Monday on the bodies of John Albert Cillings. chief officer, Robin Hood's BaY; Caton Manuel Ramus, cook, Coventry John Hogg, fireman, Pelaw; George RobinsoO» donkeyman, South Shields, victims of wreck of the steamer Cranford. Robinson's body bore signs of recent scald* i ing, and it was suggested that this supported the theory of the vessel having been in collision* < and then foundered. An open verdict was returned. No more bodied hqfre been recovered. Lost Cardiff Man. Mr George Gabriel Gredin, aged between 40 and 50 years, second mate of the Cranford, was born in Norway, his mother is still living. He firait studied for the ministerial profession, but afterwards came to Great Britain, where he entered upo £ a seafaring career. He came to live in between 20 or 30 years ago, where he married Miss Florence AJlen some 23 years since. For many years Mr and Mrs Gredin lived,witb the latter's mother, Mrs Allen, in Christen*" street, the Docks, but about two years ago removed to Bridgend-street. The Moorø., Cardiff, where Mrs Gredin still resides. are two daughters of the marriage, aged 18 an<* 12 years respectively. Mr Gfredin left Cardiff on board the tamet Cranford two or three months ago, and the laSfí news received from him was on Wednesday last, when he wrote to his wife from Soutt1 Shields stating that the ship was about going out for a short voyage. Since then she has cfeived no tidings of him. In an interview witD our representative on Saturday Mrs AlleJi (Mrs Gredin's mother) stated that her daugb" ter had received no information except tha6 which had been published in the papers as to the feared wreck., of the Cranford^ Grediv was out making inquiries at the Docks as to whether any tidings had been received of the vessel.
THE HEATHFIELD'S FOUNDERING. At the inquest held on Saturday at Wells Oil six of the crew of the s.s. Heathfield, which foundered off the Norfolk coast, it was by the second mate, Thomas Muit, of Sou» £ Shields, that as soon as the vessel struc» Sheringham Shoal the captain gave orders f°.f one of the lifeboats to be launched. Witness and the boatswain were only told to get in, and they stood by the ship for aboo" three-quarters of an hour. The captain did not order any other members of the crew to entet the boat. and none of them did so. WitnesS supposed they thought they were safer on the vessel. At the captain's order the boatswa,lo cut the painter of the lifeboat and tried to make for the shore to seek assistance. They were several times washed overboard and even- tually drifted to land. They could see nothing of the vessel when they got on witness and the boatswain left the vessel the crew were wearing lifebelts. A verdict of "Accidentally drowned" vvBl returned in each case.
BITCHES ROCK DISASTER. Message from Lord St. Davrd3. Tbn ketch Democrat, from which the crew of .i ee were sesc-ued by the St. David's Jife" boat, left Ramsey Sound on Saturday Porthgain. Lieut. Drury (inspector of Lifeboat Institution) arrived from HOJybe6 and visited the scene of the wreck. Owing to other pressing matters the Lifeboat had tel' postpone their meeting till Tuesday* when important questions will be discussed- The following telegram has been received by Mr J. Howard Griffiths, county counciIlot, from Lord and Lady St. Davids :— < Deeply grieved to hear the loss of three the brave lifeboat men. Pray convey oot profound sympathy to their relative Writing. Mr L. Rees Owen (chairman of the pario Council) has received a communication fr°Y the United Stone Firms Co., Ltd., Briflto1' owners of the Democrat, inquiring wheth^. the three men who lost their fives have >e\! widows and children, and if so, whether are any funds available for their assist If not, whether it is proposed to take steps to raise such a fund.
FOUNDERED WITH .ALL HANDS. v On Monday the skipper of the herring Kestrel reported at Yarmouth that during height of the gale on Thursday his look-°u« saw a Lowestoft sailing trawler capsize founder, with all hands, twelve miles ta Lemans and Orver lightship. The Kestrel W"" disabled, as all her sails had been blown and it was impossible to launch a boat o^D £ to the terrific seas. Apparently the Lowc^f^ vessel was struck by a huge wave. Neither name nor number was ascertained by Kestrers crew.
FATHER AND SON DROWNED. A sad boating fatality occurred on Sunday evening at Jersey, when a father and named Jeune were drowned. The party, th* in number, left St. Helier's Harbour at o'clock, and proceeded to St. Aubin. r arrival there one of the number, a man naC1^ Charles Bryant, decided to return by train* the weather was boisterous. Nothing ^13T^Za. was heard of the others until yesterday ing, when the upturned craft was washed asfco^ and the son's body found underneath.
£ 300 IN ARREARS. At the Highgate Police Court on Mond*J Arthur Joseph Charlton (45), was cha.e- with being E300 in arrears to his wife under maintenance order. It was stated by the wife that the order made ten years ago, but that her husbaw had not paid her a p*nny for over eight yea*^ She lost sight of him for some years, but daughter saw him passing the house on day, and they had him arrested.. -te The accused said he refused to pay his anything on account of her drunken hao and his eldest son bore out this statement. A police inspector and the magistra clerk, however, gave the woman an up character,'and said that she had brought a family of seven children,'quite unassisted • # The accused was sentenced to a month s prisonment, Sir Alfred Reynolds remarl the from the Bench that this would cancel^ debt, but advised Charlton to act like a and stand by his wife. --<
PAYMENT OF MEMBERS. Mr Ramsay Macdonald on the Mr Ramsay Macdonald, M.P., speaking ^gll Independent Labour Party meeting at Tu », Park, London, on Monday, expressed grati tion at the Labour party 's victories in Austr^ aud announced that during the Imperial ference next year the Labour party here« tbe hold a conference, at which Mr Fischer. Premier of the Commonwealth, would ijSt* chief figure. Mr Macdonald said some Soci talked about revolution, but in a denio^ country that was sheer nonsense. The i yy pendent Labour Party had killed what u3 be called revolutionary Socialism ij1 country. As to the payment of mem$ said neither Liberals nor Tories dare oo 'effective opposition. A