r-CRICKET. II TEST MATCH CONCLUDES VICTORY FOR AUSTRALIA. ENGLAND BADLY BEATEN. 11.20.-At the cloeo of piay at Leeds on "Saturday the Australians, who led. on the first innings by six runs, had at the second attmepi scored 175 for eight wickets. The weather this morning was dull and sfioomy, being suggestive of ran- Despite the eariy start, qui.a 4,000 iixx-iato-'s were preheat at 11.5. Mavar -7 not cut 7, and Oart>;r not oat 22, resumed the Australian mnings am. tbe how ling was shared by Barnes and Brearley. The game opened quietly, !Jut. C-iler got a three to leg oti and a three lat cut off Barnes. Macartney, who was nearly bowled by BrearLcy, was ag-&I-a ti- the defensive. 11.45.— At 333 Carter was caught at the wicket having made 30 out of 33 put on for the ninth wicket. Laver came on and when two, and the total 152, was missed by ila- eraren at slip. 12-0—Two hundred went tip in four hours and three-quarters. The innings closed lor 207, leaving England With 214 to g*et to win, IKacartv.ey played at the wickets for an hour a. a cotter. The inJiiigs c;ed i ifatj 12 o cj 12.45—Barnes took six wickets fcr o3 and Rhodes two for 44. After an inter, a^. oi twenty minutes Pry and iiobbs entered upon Ftgland's sericus task. Tne atU-dtace had increased t<> 6,COO. Cotter and ilacart- cey opened the lYY:" ilig. I.D.—Seventeen runs wore scared in 25 minutes and then Fry played a good la.l in.t his wickets. Tyldesley, who followed him, looked like settling down, but *ft*r mcikltg seven g*ave jl-cartacy a rccrn chance. The second wicket fel at ;6. 1.30.—Sharp w.ii.t. in and runs were put en at a qmet pace. Armstrong and haver took up trie x>'A ling Ilobos. thcugn uccei- tain made seme s>od strkee. One hit was increased to five by a.n overthrew. Fifty want up in just over an hour. 2.20.—About 2,000 spectators were present when the game was resumed at 2.20. With fuai* runs added Iiobbs was bowled by Cot- Xir, v ho in the same over also dismissed Sharp- 3.G.—f't-rthe- disaster befel Eng-iand. With the score a; 61 Jlaclarea tried to hit to j-e-g and was caught at jxdut at C2. Cidey was is-o '/Ctoi i. ceing the sixth (ll-Lt. o.ir— ilii-rt and Rhodes also "eti at. 3Z arid 3ames being tovried five runs later the bile e ut fer 87. the Au^triliaus win- ning at.) 1j by 126 runs. 3.40.—After lunch the -seven English wickats fell in IfSt. than an hour for 31 runs. Cot- ter took four of them for eight runs and Siae-ruiey three for ten wickets. The English innings only lasted a trifle o er two liourr-. AL"íT.R.\LIAN8-lst Innings. ItcAlistfcr lbw b Hirst — 3 Hansford rua out 45 Gregory b Barnes ,—46 Noble b Hirst 3 Armstrong c Lilley b Brearley 21 Eardsley hit wicket b Rhodes 3Q Truuiper not ont 27 Macartney c Fry b Rhodes 4 Cotter b Rhcde" .— 2 Carter lbw b Rhodes .— 1 Laver c Lilley b Brearley 0 Extras 6 Total v. 188 AUSTiLVLIANS—2nd Innings. Gregory b Hirst .—— 0 McAiister c Sharp b Earaes 5 Rar.sford lhw b Barnes 24 Noble c Rhodes b Baraes 'H" 31 Arinscrocg b Rhodes .—. 45 Bardsley e Li'ley b Barnes 2 l'r unifier b Barnes 2 Cotter c jlaciaren b BhodAs 19 Carter c Lilley b Barnes » 30 ilacartney b Brearley IS Laver not out 13 Extras 1# Total 2.07 1 EJCGIjASD—1st Innings. C. B. 5 ry lbw t Cotter — "1 Hcbhs b Macartney 12 Tyldisiey •; Armstrong b Macartney 55 Sharp st Carter b Macartney 61 Haclaren b Macartney 17 Rhodes c Carter b Laver 12 Hirst b Macartney 4 Lilley not out —. 4 Barnes b Macartney 1 Brearley b M:aca.tney- 6 Jessop. absent hurt —, 0 Extras 9 Tota.1 182 ENGLAND—2nd Innings. Fry b Cotter 7 Tyidesley c and b Macartney 7 llobbs, b Cotter 30 Sharp b Cotter 11 Muclaren c Cotter b llari-toey 1 Lilley ] ow b Cotter 2 Rhodes c Armstrong b Macartney H" 16 Hirst b Cotter 0 Barnes b Macartney 1 Brearley not out — 4 Jessop, abs^xtt ill 0 Extras 8 Total 87 BOWLING ANALYSIS. AUSTRALIANS—1st Innings. Hirst 26 6 65 2 Barnes 23 12 37 1. Brearley 14.1 1 42 1! Rhodes 8 2 38 4 BrearL«y bowled one wide. and. Barnes one no-ball. ENGLAND— 1st Innings. t Cotter 17 1 45 1 ? Macartney 25.3 6 S3 7 i Arnistroiig 16 5 3J a LaTPr I. i. 33 4 15 1 Noble 13 5 22 0 Cotter bowled four no-balls. FALL OF THE WICKETS. AUSTRALIANS.—1st Innings. 1 2 5 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6 C6 100 1-4 140 154 167 169 171 138 E5GLANi>— 1st Innings. 123456789 10 # 8 31 137 146 157 169 171 174 182 182
r ? SKETTY J t v. PLEVNA. I'layM it ilendrefoilan artd resulted in a Tictcry for the visitors by 19 runs. Scores Plevna-— F. Kent, b Stafford 7; A. Squires, b Stafford 3: G. T'±oma3 b Stafford, 5; C. Lewis b Hammond, 14; C. Michael Ibw b tSaflord, 9; F. Hie c Anthony b MangfiL. 11; L. Godfrey c Kent b ilansel, 9; P. Manning, b Mansel, 2; Vi. Voisey, run out 0; A. Raw- Qings c Kent b Mansel. 6; H. J. Jones, not out 2; extras 3; total 75. Sketty IT..—T. HoweLls c Thomas b Kent 3; W. Majissl b Tiuainas 2; T. S. Davies, c and b Thomas 0; T. Anthony, c File b Tlboinaa. 13; J. Stafford, c Pile b Thomas, 0; P. Ha.m- mond c Piie b Thon"ias !2; F. Savage, c Pile G.xlfrey, 30; F. WiHiams. c Michael b Thcmaè 0: B. Haj-ris, c Squires b Godfrey, 6; — ^J-rds not out 3; W. C. Kerst, c Squires b Thomas 4; extras, 1; total 57.
SWANSEA^"TRADER'S C(>LLJSION. A well-kmvwn Swansea trader, the Cacil steamor Circe, collidod on Sirnday with the large new Zealand Siippir!^ Co.'s liner Whi".kat.arte, nff Dungenness, and the lat- ter h.1ct to be beached near Dover.. The Whakatane had 500 persons on board. The Circe, which was in H^vansea nn June 5, was damaged forward, but unable to pro- ceed to Rotterdam.
PIGS FOR BACON We are always open to buy prime ■ quality pigs from 6sc. 10Mb. I to lOsc. 101b. I Prices and Terms on sppticatioa. I Killings every day. H Chtqtus Posted oa day cj killing. I CHAS. & THOS. HARRIS & Co., Ld. | Bacon Curers, SALNE, Wills, | Bwying Agsnis wanted. where not already h æj>j>oin ted.
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ACCIDENT AT SWANSEA QUARRY MAN BURIED L'NDER A FALL. An accident occurred at the Penygraig Quarry on Friday about midday, v-her__a 1 .man named Dame.! Hopkins, aged about 55, j sustained severe injuries to his legs. lie v.as engaged at the quarry, together lie v.as engaged at the quarry, together j v~r' his «n. when suddenly a f..U of stone [ occurrci. which pr.irticaily buried him. His! cries soon bronght his son, who was work- ing in another part of the quarry, to his assistance, and the unfortunate man was soon ri:leased 'and taken home. Dr. Jones was immediately sent for, and found that the man had sustained severe injuries, and ordered his removal to the Swansea Hospital. The motor ambulance was sent for, and he was taken to the hos- pital and detained.
-+- SUNDAY LABOUR QUESTION SWANSEA SPET.TE"RMEN'S AGITA- TION. i MEELING LAST NIGHT AT PLAS- MAEL. in coruiection with the movement for the abolition of Sunday labour on the part of the Swansea sneltermen, a well-attended meeting was held on Friday at the Plas- marl Primitive Methodist Chapel. Dr. Rawlings had promised to speak, but the illness of his mothsr-in-law prevented his j attendance, ti'.oagh he wrote Mr. Matt Giles, the secretary of the Workers Union; "1 had looked forward to helping! I vou in the good work you have in hand." j Mr. Matt Giles? presided. Rev. Samuel Bryant 'pastor), Coun. Miles (who regretted the encroachments in recent jtars upon our Sundays; and Rev Simon Jones (Unitarian) sent sympathetic letters, the latter, in re- ference to the hours wolked by the spelter- men, saying that words failed to express his indignation. The Chairman said the demand for the abolition of Sunday labour came from the speltcrrnen themselves, who, he believed, would bo w illing to sacrifice a small wage reduction to get one day's Test in seven, The men were physically unfit to work continuously, and in this respect the em- plovers themselves suffered. At the recent inquest on the. msn who died from lead poisoning, he ciicitod from Dr. E. B. Evans | poisoning, he ciicitod from Dr. E. B. Evans ) that if the men had had Sunday off they would have been in a better position to battle against the lead poisoning from! which they died. Rev. S. Louis Warr.e made an earnest plea for a weekly day of rest. He quoted Dr. Carl Haegel to prove how absolutely essential it is to get rest in order to re- place lost physical energy, and thus en- able men to start work again every week on the same level, and as to which day should be the rest day he pleaded for Sunday. True rest could only be enjoyed in the midst cf restful surroundings, whilst if the rest day on any other day of the week than on a Sunday, an injustice would be indicted on the hardest worked creature in the British Empire, the work- ing man's wife. Possibly she would have sons and daughters in different works, and if the rest day was not on the Sabbath, then she would have to toil year in year out. Moreover, he contended it was en- sential to keep the Christian Sunday, and in conclusion he exhorted the men to re- member that Sunday excursions and things of that sort meant an injustice to some sections of the working community. (Hear, hear). A resolution in favour of the movement was carried.
SWANSEA WELSH BOWLERS MEET. The first meeting of the Swansea Welsh Bowlers' Association, held at the Grosvenor Hotel on Friday, showed every indication of a successful future. Sir J. T. D. L!ew.\vn was appointed president, ami Mr. David Davies ("Daily Post") and Mr. P. W. Phil- lips vice-presidents; Mr. D. Hopkins, chair- man Mr. D. A. Williams, vice-chairman and Mr. D. Parry, secretary. A committee of thirteen was chosen. It is to be hoped that every Welsh bowler in Swansea will avail himself of this opportunity and an- swer to the recent challenge thrown out bv the local Scotch bowlers by attending the second meeting of this association to be held at the Grosvenor Hotel next Friday. j
===^========^ GLYNN VIVIAN MINERS' MISSION J ITS WORK IN THREE CONTINENTS. ANNUAL MEETING FOUNDER'S I' SPEECH. The annual meeting of the Glynn Vivian | Mission to Miners was held at Mr. Glynn j Vivian's residence, No. 24, .Eaton-square, London, recently, Mr. Arthur H. Ahenson presiding. Mr. Glvnn Vivian was present, also Sir Arthur Vivian, and Colonel James Phillips, hon. secretary. The Chairman said it wis d'õle to Mr. Glynn Vivian that this grand work was being done, and the foundation being there it was for ail of them to attend its opera- tiona. The mission was of a religious, lIse- ful, and philanthropic character, and for dispensing medicine to the work-people and their families. Its venerated founder had shown them how, acting .singfe-handed, a great work could he commenced. It was God's work because he put the thought into Mr. Glyrn Vivian's head. The annual report, of the secretary stated that at Ashio, in Japan, a hall had been opened holding 500 people a Sunday Sohool with 100 children had also been ee- fcablished, and a touching message of thanks had been fr-nt to Air. Glynn Vivien. In India negotiations had been opened to be- gin work amongst the men at the Kola mines in Mysore, but it had been thought inadvisable, from various reasons, to accent an offer made. Colonel Phillips was cor- responding with the Johannesburg Y.M.C. V. for evangelistic wcydt amongst the miners there, and letters had been received from Spain and France appealing for work amongst the miners in those countries. The report of the Hafod Mit«ion, Swansea, re- ferred to the progress that had been made in the teaching of the Goswsl in the past vear. The open-air meetings had been ¡ much blessed, especially on the eands, and the same could be said of the prayer meet- ings. The expenditure at Hafod bad been i!96 18s. 6 £ d. Mr Glynn Vivien said this was a work thai he felt he had a cail to do. Miners were placed at so many disadvantages, even if they desired to lead religious, sober, clean Ipves. The way to reach them, he thought, waa by such a mission as that. Be reoog- nised the effort was only yet in its infancy, "but they had much encouragement, and that should inspire them to greater effort. When men had been working for hoars to- gether underground they required a bright welcome and a cheerful service, such as they were providing, to secure their attention. They could all of them assist by telling their friends, and letting them know the nature of their work, and the demands they had upon them for increased labour." It was by God's blessing they had prospered hith-, arto, and it was only by itg continuance t.hat they could hope to still further succeed. The proceedings cloyed with prayer. j
MEN WHO WERE IN THE I TRENCH. OFFICIALS SUPPLY" A LIST OF SUR- NAMES. The dock officials were unable up to mid- night to give a list of those who had been buried in the debris, but supplied the fol lowing surnames of the men who were en- gaged in tbe treoch daring the d3Y:- Low!, Brown, Breman, Pa.wday, Grieves, Austin, Turner, FueU, Raadle, Read cliffs, Hopkins, Cox, Tutor, Johnson, Oo^fjidge, Williams, PeaTce, Warner, Di:TU; God. dard,, Williains, Lewis, Daley, Welsh, Webster, Sommertin, Brown, Cock, Knight, Buckley, Taibot, Wells, Playforth, Tomkin- oon, Griffin, Wilson, Grant, Brown. Lioyd, Sydney, King, Andre we, Lock. j
SWANSEA POLICE COURT. SATURDAY. (Before Messrs. W. Walters, J. PoweJl, A. h. Thomas, S. L. Gregor, and S. Taylor.) A MIXED ASSORTMENT. Margaret Hughes, married, was fined 7s. ¡ 6d., and G. Evan^, labourer, 5s., for drunk- enness. Thomas Ellis and Georgo Whittaker, ta bourer, charged with having a fowl and two j pigeons, supposed to have been stolen, were remanded till Tuesday. I Robert WiiUams, moulder, Pontardulais, was fined 10s. ajid costs for drunkenness. ¡ Elizabeth Mapstone, Llangyfekixli, had to pav 7s. 6cl. for having all unlicensed dog. CHARWOMAN'S THEFT OF MONEY". Mriy Ann Evans, widow, was charged with stealing a hall-crown from a bedroom at 24, Carlton-terraed, property of Kate j Matthias. Defendant had been employed as a char- woman, and was suspected. Money was j placed in a tin box to test her. She came to the house to work, and money was missed; ( and afterwards found on her by the police j searcher. j She now admitted the theft, said she only did it because she was destitute, and was, dealt with under the First Offenders Act. COAL-TRIMMER'S PROMISE TO PAY. Ernest G cor go Lewis, coal-trimmer, sum- moned for £ 12 Is. &d., maintenance arrears due to his wile Mary Jane, promised to pay £ l 5s. at once and 15s a week until the arrears were paid up. The case was ad- journed for a month.
JAY WILLIAMS' COLLIERY. AI'PPLICATiO.N FOR A RECEIVING ORDER. An application was made on Friday to I the Swansea Registrar, on behalf oi toe workmen engaged at the Lynch Colliery, Llanmorlais, for a. receiving order in bank-I ruptcy against Mr. J. Jay Williams, who I is now .serving a term of three years' penal servitude for forgery. The men were represented by M'essrs. Dd. Randell and Saunders, and a large number of them were present. Mr. Lincoln lieed (instructed by Messivs. I Randall, Saunders and Randall) appeared for petitioner. and Air. Meager (instructed ) by Mr. Rowlands) opposed. It was .stated during a long hearing that Mr. VV lliiaans filed his petition in bankruptcy (-11 i'huns- day, on which a receiving order had been granted. An order was nUÁ¡(t.e by the Regis- trar, as asked for, with costs.
SKEITY'S WELCOME TO NEW VioAii. INTERESTING GATHKIUING IN THE CHURCH HALL. j Sketty Churc.i iiaxi was oaowded with p.arisniont/rs eager to woi-oomo the R-etv. Akrill Jones, lus wife, and ussiatant, to j the \'illage. Proceedings comn.enred with) a. social tea, arranged by Misses M. Dixon iind Hannaii Davies, assisted by other J ladies Mr. W. Hoare and irlenas played! instrumental mush'. Afterwards the new Vicar and Curate LEin. Norman Purrell), with Revs. M. E. Davies and Gwiiyin Smith (Dunvant), Messrs. Stanley Cook and Chas. Eden, ascended the platform. Rev. M. E. Davies presided. Mr. Ii. S. Cook (churchwardcn) read a letter of apology from Dr. llawiings, J.P. Rev. Elias Joseph spoke of the en- ergy of the late vicar, and made a happy reference to ti c new incumbent, with whom he had been associated in the cricket field. *| Mr. Charles Eden, in a happy speech, expressed good wishes, and Rev. D. Akriil Jones, who had a rousing reception, asked the congregation for patience, considera- and generosity, as he folt tho re- sp.m.sibitity of succeeding such an able man as their late vicar. If he met with success it would be but reaping the harvest the Rev. Cecil Lillingston had sown. During the day Mr. Jones visited the! Church Schools, and expressed pleasure thai there were two Nonconformist teachers on the staff.
FINANCIAL NEWS. NEW LOCAL COMPANY. Cefn Mawr Collieries (Limited) has just been registered, with a capital of £15,000 in £1 shares, to acquire the undertaking' carried on at Re>oive.n, near Neath, as tho Bush Coiliery Company, and to carry on the business ofcoluory proprietors, etc. The subscribers are S. Wiliiams, 6, Pros- pcet-pla-e, colliery proprietor R. L. Mor- gan, Gio'ster-chambers, Swansea, colliery proprietor; and A. D. Llewellyn, Park View, Bridgend, colliery proprietor. Pri- j vate company. Registered office, 6, Pros- pect-place, Swansea. CROYDON HIPPODROME, LTD. In another column will be found an abridged notice respecting the issue of the Croyqon Hippodrome, Ltd., prospectus with a share capital of £20,000 of £1 each. The debenture stock will carry interest at six per cent, per annum, and will be issued at £9;) per cent, in multiplies of £10, and j will be accrued by trust deeds. The com- pany has been formed for the purpose of i-cquiring and reccnstructirg tho new Theatre Royal, .CrOydon, to carry samel on i .as a .high class theatre'of varieties. They, also hold licenses for music, dancing and stage plays. Mr. Oswald Stoll is the vendor, and is selling to the company at a profit. The price is £10,000, payable in £5,000 cash, and balance in stock or shares. The pre- sent issue after payment of purchase price and the amount required for alteration of the theatre wit] leave a working capital of about. £4,500.. The list of subscriptions opens on Mon- day, July 5th, and closes the day following (Tuesday). LONDON CITY AND MIDLAND BANK, LIMITED. The directors of the London City and Midland Bank, Ltd., report that the pro- Qts for the half-year ending 30th June last, including the balance brought forward, amount to £540,8,33, and announce an In- terim Dividend at the rate of 18 per cent. per annum, free ot Income Tax, amount- ing to £ 341,91.9, payable on olsfc July ne:;t, transferring £20.000 to Bank Premises Re- coemption Fund, £5,000 to Officers' Pension; Fund, and carrying £17:914 to next ac- count. The Dividend for the corresponding period last year was at the same rate, with £20,000 appropriated to Bank Premises Redemption Fund; £.:>.000 to Officers' Pen- sion Fund, and £173)505 carried forward. OUR KAEFIR-RU3BER TIP. Readers do not require to be reminded (says "John Bull") that, ever since they) were under par we hive consistently ad- vised the purchase ot Rubber Explorations • as providing' tha safest means of securing a participation in the Kaffir and Rubber booms. Th 3 shares are now close upon 11 '.bus snowing a profit of 25 per cent. since the date of our recommendation, and they shottld go much higher—especially in view of the fact that the first of a series of quar- terly dividends is about to be declared.
Oft- 'TRIPPER" SEASON AT SWANSEA LARGE PA RTIES LEAVE AND DFE TO ARRIVE. The "tripper" reason has now started in Swansea with a swing, and on Saturday the. following local works went to Bristol by the 6.20 excursion;—Employes of the Atlantic and Pacific Fuel Works, Glasbrook Bros., Fuller's, and a party of Corporation work- men. The G.W.R. engineering department had their annual outing at Weeton-super IVlare, and the girls at the Swansea. Safety Fuse Works wont in brakes to Oxwioh. On Monday the following excursions are due at Swansea H.igh-stre<=t station-500 members of the Mountain Ash Constitutional Club, 500 Sunday School members from Mountain Ash, 000 ditto from Aberdare and I Abernant, and 800 ditto from Lkndebie. About a thousand Sunday Schooil peopJe arrived during Saturday on the Midland Railway from Cwmllynfell and Ystalyfara. The llbondda and Swansea Ba.v Railway brought tlx; annual outing of the Tylonstown Conservative Club, 800 strong. A "special" with 600 from Llanelly also arrived during the morning. Owrollynfell excursion (500) to Swansea was the" first from t.he new station there (opened on Thursday) and they wont to 'Cornbe on the Brighton, in consequence of which the afternoon return trip from Swan- sea was cancelled and only the single after- noon trip run.
In our advertisement columns will be found partic uiuu'.s of Tho Friendly So- cieties Permanent Money Society. This So net v is having a remarkably successful career During the first quarter of its existence it. has attained a membership of 242. the value of the shares taken up being nearly £6,0CI0, a record not approached by i any West Wales Society. A branch is now open every Tuesday evening from 7 to 8 o'clock at 12, Singleton-street, Swan- sea. The Secretary is Mr. W. J. Matthews, who. is also the secretary of the Swansea District of Foresters.
DEATH OF SIR ARTHUR STEPNEY. BODY FOUND ON RAILWAY LINE. FORMER MEMBER FOR CARMAR- THEN BOROS. FAMILY'S CONNECTION WITH THE STATE. News has just reached Llanelly by cable- gram of 'the death, at Yuma, Arizona, of Sir Arthur Stepney, Bart., ox-M.P. tor Carmarthen Boroughs, and one of tho chief iaadowners in Car- marthenshire. He also owned extensive es- tates in Canada, Australia; and New Zea- land. ,I Another report states that Sir Arthur's body was found on the railway line near a station on the Southern Pacific line, Arizona, and that he died in a tragic manner. Deatd took place at Yuma, Arizona, U. S. Sir Emiie Algernon Arthur Keppel Cowell Stepney, to give him his full family name, was (according to "WHO'S Who' ) the second baronet, created in 1871. He was born in 1834, succeeding his father in 18V7. He mairied Margaret, daughter of the second Lord de Tabiey, 1ll 1875. There was a judicial separation in 1S05. There was one daughter of the marriage.—Edu- cated at Eton, he was clerk in the Foreign Office for twenty years,, and M.P. for Car- marthen 1876-78 and 1886-92. He was owner of about 10,000 acres of lauu. His English residence wub Wood End, Sunny- hill, Ascot, and hLs Welsh house, The Dell, Lianeiiy.
"REUTER'S" TELEGRAM. BODY FOUND AI RAILWAY STATION (Reuters Foreign Special). rsew York (Saturday;. — A x araa, Arizona, telegram states that the body of a man, wiui papers m uis poekets bearing the juuoe cf Sir -vrtiiur Cowell Stepnev, has been found at ti:-e station there. A bKEl'Cii Oi?' THE STEPNEYS. ihe Stepneys (writes a correspondent/ were pe-su^soiis of land in the parish of •Citepney, London, iu .the mteenth century., and eicjianged a portion with King Henry V ill., in order that docks might iJ-o built at Stepiiey. Italpu Stepney iep: canted St. Alcan's m Par.lam0Lt m lboo, and Alban iuioLi-er oiothsr, was the first to eettie in Wales In 155iJ, and liis son, John, was created a baronet in 1621. rJis brother was cup bearer to Charks 1., a.nd saved the King from drowning at Kidwelly, when his horse stumbled on tne roe in crossing the water. Ihe first baronet was member for Haverfordwest m the long Parliament, and was an ardent loyalist. He was for some time imprisoned at llerefoid. Another, Sir Jno. Stepney, married Justina, the only daughter oi Vandyck. The late Sir A. Stepney possessed a. portrait of Vandyck, painted by .himself, which may be seen at The Deli, Llanelly The late Sir A. Step- ney is the lineal cies-cendant of Patrick Ruthven, son of Eari Go wry, through Van- dyd;, and was thus related to the Royal family, through ths Tudor line. He was also of royal descent by Sir Thos. Stepney, the fourth bayonet. A distinguished mem- ber of the family wa!3 Geo. Stepney, of whom there is a monument in Westminster Aobey Reference is made to him in Dr. Johnson's Sir Arthur Stepney's father served in the Coldstreiam Guards in the Peninsula war, a.nd one brother, James, was killed at fnkern.an, another .brother being killed at the charge of the Light Brigade. Sir Arthur was a member of the suite of the Ambassador who negotiated the peace with Abyssinia, after the battle of Magdala. Sir Arthur's father represented Llanelly in two Pailiaments, and enter- tained the South Waiea Chpir, under "Ca.ra.- dog," after their memorable victory at the. Crystal Palace, and abo presented the choir to tae late Queen. Lady Stepney reskle* with her daughter, near London; and the family lived at Havvarden for a great num- ber of years, and were friendly with the Gladstone family. They rarely visited their family seat at Llanelly. Sir Arthur spent most of his time abroad, looking after his large colonial estates. He took a great interest in the Llanelly Free Library, and presented the institution with most of the hooks at present oa the shelves. He was also interested in agriculture and the Tern- torial movement, presenting to the town a. rifle range, and also giving large prizes annually to the Territorials for shooting.
hi AMMAN VALLEY MORALS. GLANAMMAN AFFILIATION AP- PEAL UPHELD. At Carmarthenshire Quarter Session on Friday, Mr. Morley Samson appealed on I behalf of Joseph Bevan, collier, Glanam- man, against an affiliation order made to Elizabeth Hughes, single woman, Glanam- man, for whom Mr. St. John Francis Wil- liams appeared. It was stated that the parties began keeping company in April, 1908, intimacy being alleged to have occurred after Bryn- arnman Fair; also on other occasions. The girl was also stated to have had a child about 21 years ago. The evidence for Mise Hughes was corroborated by Catherine Rees (Garnant), Mary Ann Evans, Richard Hughes (brother of the girl), Thomas Rees, and John Jenkins. Appellant denied he was the father of the child or that he ever walked with the girl on the occasions alluded to. David M. Evans, oollier, Garnant; Evan Bevan, and Thomas Lewis swore they saw the girl with one Evan Evans on July 1st under circumstances that left no doubt as to what was taking place. Lewis said he remarked to the others, "That girl will be in trouble again." The court unanimously decided that the appeal should be allowed.
SWANSEA PILOT'S BEREAVEMENT. We regret to record the death, which oc- curred with painful suddenness on Saturday morning, of Mrs. Beynon, the wife of Capt. Beynon, of 16, Heathfie-ld, SwaraseJi.. The deceased lady was on Thursday engaged in I her customary household duties, when she il had a seizure, due to hemorrhage on the brain; partial paralyas supervened, and the patient never rallied.
THE COAL CRISIS. SOME OF THE PITS STILL IDLE IN THE WESTERN DISTRICT. Although the majority of the associated collieries in the Western District of the Min- ers' federation resumed work on Thursday and Friday, there were a large number still idle, these including the Abergwynfi, Glyn- oorru g, Bryncocb, Court Herbert, and Birch Rock pits. On Friday Mr. William Jenkins, miners' agent, met deputations of the workmen and advised the men to resume. Considerable dissatisfaction was evinced bv the men 1ft t,oms parts of the district concerning a Ml- mour over the bonus turn question. Mr. Jenkins told our Aberavon representative that he hat! that day seen a number of own- ers, ;ind they had not suggested anything m tue way of a reduction. The men had re- starteo on exactly the same terms as before. He failed to see that the owners could raise the question of payment. The owners had agieed not to ask for a reduction, and it em application were made it would be strenu- ously opposed. He had had information that day that some of the collieries that had started the eight hours' shift had raitect mere coal than ever done before, owing to the better system. ° Mass meetings of the. men were announced for Saturday at Abergwynfi and Skewen, when Mr. W. Jenkins will speak. The men will be advised to restart nnmediately.
A V AN VALLEY MINERS' TRAINS DEPUTATION TO THE RHONDDA AND SWANSEA RAILWAY" COMPANY. A deputation, consisting of Messrs. S. F. Edwards (Pontrhydvfen) Morgan Davies and D. M. Evans (checkweighers), waited upon Mr. Lewis (deputy-manager of tho Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway Com- pany) at Swansea on Saturday for the pur- pose of arranging trains for the workmen travelling to and from the collieries in the Amman Valley. The following trains were arranged:- First train to leave Aberavon at 4.55 a.m. second train to leave Abera.von at 5.15 am. For afternoon shift, leave Aberavon at 12.55 P-m- Night shift, leave Aberavon at 9 p.m. Trains to return from Biaeiigwynti at 6.13 a.m., 2.18 p.m., and 10.10 p.m. The trains will stop at the intermediate stations. AMMANFORD MINERS AND THE DOUBLE SHIFT. At a meeting of the Ammanford district miners on Friday considerable dissatisfaction was expressed with the double shift pro- posals. Tbe men regard these as impractic- able in some of the pits. It is anticipated that the collieries in the district will be fully workng next week, grrr—r—1-r =:
SKETTY BOOT DEALER'S AFFAIRS At Pembroke Dock Bankruptcy Court tin I Friday Ernest William Beed, now of Sket-tv, formerly a boot dealer at Charles-i-treet. Milfocd Haven, appeaj^d for public exam- I ination. —Debtor's statement showed liabili- ties amounting to £463, of which jB442 were expected to rank, whilst there was a de- I ticiencv of £3Ð1. He attributed failure '.) "insufficient trade to pay expenses and want of capital."—The examination was adjourn- 1 ed.
£100.000. CLAIM. BIG CASE PENDING AT SWANSE j COLLIERY CO. ALLEGES TRESPASS. I (Special to the "Daily Post.") On Friday the Court of Appeal refused an ex parte application on behalf of the de- fendants in the case of Cory Bros. and Co., Ltd., and others v. New Blaengarw Col- lieries Co., Ltd., asking for leave to appeal against an order of Mr. Justice A. T. Law- rence in Chambers on Friday morning, al- lowing, at the instance of the plaintiff, the ° trial of the action to be postponed- Mr. Baiihache, for defendants, explained that the action was one for trespass brought by one set of colliery preprietors against another, the damages claimed being some- thing like £100,000. Defendants had ad- mitted trespass, and had paid £10,000 into court, but there remained the important questions ¡j." to the area cf the trespass, the quantity of coal taken, and as to whe- ther defendants were awars of the trespass. The trial would have come on at Swan- sea. ill about three weeks' time, but for the postponement obtained by the plaintiff. The application was refused.
SOUTH WALES AND THE BUDGET, NON PARTY LEAUFE AGAINST THE PROPOSALS, At a meeting held at Cardiff of repreeenta- tivc gentlemen ir-orn all parts of South Wade* a non-party League was formed to undertake an active campaign ill South Wales against the present Budget proposals. Mr. Robert Forrest is the chahman, and Mr..li. V. D. Wilkins, 4, Bank Buildings, St. Mary-street, secretory. Coun. L'd. Davies, Swansea, was elected a meaiber ot the comirutt-ee. CHESTER LAWV ERS AND MR. MOND. The t.lhes'Lcr and North Wales Incorpor- ated Uvw Society has addi-e.ss-cd a i-efolutK.>ii to Mi-. Alfred Monci, M.P. for < hostcr, de-
CHILD RAN INTO THE BAR. aR ERA VON CHILDREN'S ACT CASE. At Aberavon Oil Thursday the first case under the Cnlidrens Act waa hefiind, when J. B. Malien, Union Hotel, was charged with permitting a child to be on the pre. mises on Whit-Monday. P.C. Lester i-poke to seeing a man named Thomas by the counter holding a chiid by the hand. Mr. Clark (the manager) bad his attention drawn to the child, aad ordered j the man to take it oct. :}1T. L. M. Thomas submitted it was a. most iniquitous Act, and the manager had taken every precaution. The man Thomaa had left hrs wife and two children outside, and the child sa.w him and ran in. Mt. Ma'i'CP and Mr Cla.rk spoke to the instructions given to keep children out of the bar, and the case was eventually dismissed.
NO CONFESSION. ABERSYCHAN MURDERER EXECUTED AT USK. John Edmunds, condemned to death for the nutrdar of an aged widow, Cecilia Harris, near Abersvchan, on "February 20th, met his doom on the scaffold at U*?k Prison at eight o'clock on Saturday morning, the executioners being Pierpont and Ellis. I' A large crowd gathered outside the prison awaiting the posting of the official notice in- timating that the execution had been duly cnxr ed out, and barely a minute ela-psed from the time the condemned man emerged from his cell to the time the bolt was dl-dwn on the scaffold. No reporters were admit 1 ed, but the Un- de>r-Sheriff (Mr. John Morcn) supplied an official report to the effect that the execution had been carried out expeditiously and that there had been, no hitch of any kind. It was not made known how Edmunds met his fate, but Rev. William Jones, chaplain of the prison, was with him from 6 a.m. untu! the end. During his incaroeiration Edmunds dicpLayed indifference as to his end, and spent the time reading novels. He made no confession. AHEWSYCHAS M U R D ERE R 'S BRAVADO BREAKS DOWN. There were painful scenes at the execu- tion oi John Edmunds a.t L'ak Prison on Saturday for the atrocious murder at Aber- sych:m. Daring the week Edmunds had I been callous fjid stolid, ajid was said to have threatened to throw the Bible at the head of the chaplain if it were given him. But when on Saturday morning the execu- tioners entered the ceil Edmunds paled and his face twitched in terror at he divined the mission of these ákml. austere, s%?ift-moving men. He made a movement which drew the warders to him, but before be could develop whatever he intended to do Pier- pont had gripped a.nd pinioned his wri.6 behind him; and it is -aid that then, for tbe first time, Edmunds's bravdo, callous- ness or indifference left him. Fear seized him. He muttered some inaudible appeal, I and when, a second or so later, the Under- sheriff (Mr. John Moxon) and the governor of the gaol appeared at the door of the ceil the culprit was in a state of collapse. He scon, however, recovered, and, it is eaid, smiled defiantly at those about him. The waJk to the scaffold wa.s short. As I he reached the spot Edmunds shivered and moaned, and would have cc'lapsed but for the warders. But he again regained his ¡ composure. Pierpont swiftly placed him in position, Ellis arse swiftly pinioned the doomed man's legs. Pierpont adjusted the leather noose about his neck and whipped 'I out a white oa-p, and the next second Ed- munds had passed into rtcrnity. A crowd of colliers gathered around the gaol dm ing the execution.
"INTERNATIONAL" BOWLS AT SWANSEA. MEETING OF ENGLISH AND WELSH ENTHUSIASTS. A weli-attended meeting of bowlers now playing in Swansea claiming English nation- ality was hsld in the Royal Hotel, Swansea. on Friday, when it was decided to form an association, to be cabled tho Swansea English Bowling Association, composed of bowlers bom in England, or whose parents were English. Officers elected were:—Piettident, Alder- man J. E. Lee; vice-pre iidenta. Messrs. T. S. Hehden, C. Nosworthy, W. E. Cunmffe; committoe, Mes rs. F. Taylor, C. F. -Howell, T. Dalling, J. W. Doughty, G. Bourne, G. J. Weston, and H. E. Blackmail; captain, Mr. T. S. Hebden; vice-captain, Mr. T. D. Cullis hon. secretary and treasurer, Mr. W. J. (rocks, 36. Malvorn-terrace. The secretary will meet the secretaries of the other nationalities to arrange matches and the conditions under which the same shall be played, and, if necessary, issue a challenge. About forty players attended.
PIONEER ASSURANCE COMPANY j HOME BRIN GING OF CHALLENGE CCP. LOCAL DIVISION ENTERTAINED AT BREAKFAST. The South ales West Division of the Pioneer Assurance Company held a break- I fast at the Waver ley Hotel, Swansea, on I Friday morning, to celebrate the home- bringing of the manager's challenge cap, which has been won by the division for 1 securing the largest business during tha ( year. There was an attendance of about 75, several having be-in at Liverpool the pre- vious day, when the cup was presented the division. MT. Edward Harris, who provsided, Tp. ferred to the progress of the society, which showed that individual and collective effort had been suooessfuJ. The cup wa^ a re\»ard for iabomr wet! done,- and Mr. Harris then read an appreciative telegram from the manage? of the ro/iety. The loyal toasts having been honoured. Mr. David Davie-, Cwmavon (the champion ageuit) proposed the "Pioneer Life Assur- ance Company," and said that the I'ionear was the only assuranee company which re- cognised trade union prices, viz., 25 per cent. for collecting. The company w&s far superior to any other in the industrial I branch a.nd quite as good in the ordinary branch. Mr. J. W. Barnes (inspector), in respond- ing, said it wait the finest assurance com- pany in the Kingdom, ft covered, for the same cost, sickness, accident and death, while, others only covered death. They had an excellent manager, who lived and acted up to his responsibility, and many had cause to be thankful for his advice. Every one of their men was given an opportunity in life, a.nd by intelligence, energy awl persever- ance eouid attain a rt«pon«ible position. The Pioneer wouJd not have drones. Last year, which va-s somewhat disastrous for assurance companies, one company did not make a.n increase cf £3.000 more than, them- selves. They, however, 1\)¡vle the largest increase in the history of the company, and West Wales contributed very largely to tha.t. Mr. \V. Hasquencort gave the "South Wales West Division," stating that all had worked vpry hard, a.nd that- they had a. very energetic hend. Mr. \V. t). Thomaf. in seconding, congra- tulated them and eulogised their inspector. Mr. D. John :w.d Mr. D. Evans responded, both referring to the excellent opportunities afforded by the^ompuny. "The Visitors" wae given by Mr. J. W. Ward, the toast being responded to by Dr. 1 Marks, who stated that Mr. Barnes had almost worked himself to death. He also OffoTec1 his congratulations to the company. —Mr. D T. Lloyd also replied. Mr. Barnes proposed thanks to the chair- man, who had the interest of the Pioneer at heart, and was always ready and willing to use his influence and ability for ths benefit of tho society. Mr. Barnes also proposed that they pledge themselves to win for West < Wales next year the chairman's prize. Mr. Llewellyn seconded. During the morning a miecellaneous pro- J gramme was gone through, songs tieing given by Mr. D. L. Thomas, Mr. W. T. Rees (who isang the Pioneer Victors song, words by Mr. J. Jones, Skewen), and the Pioneer Male Voice Party (conductor Mr. J. Thomas). The following had also won prizes :—Cold watches—ID. Evans (Llaneljy), \V. J. gold medals—-D. John (Aberavon), W. T. Rees (Ammanford), J. Williams (Llanelly), D. John (LWisarriet), P. J. Roes (Amman-1 ford); clock—J. Davies (Ltaneliy) bags—• Llew. Evans, G. ,T. Evans. T. Edwards (all cf Swansea Valley). J- WijiiFums (Llanelly), and W. Williams* iGiairsamlet). The singing of "Auld l/ang Syne" con- cluded the function.
REPRESENTATION OF ALEXAN- DRA WARD. "GENTLEMANLY" LETTER FROM MR. RUTHEN. ORIGIN OF THE "INSIDIOUS MOVE- MENT." DEFINITE STATEMENTS BY COUN. I BEN JONES. The following characteristic letter has been ra-reived from Mr. C. T. Rutben (To the Editor of the "South Wales Daily Post.") "Dear stir,—With reference to that portion of the leading article in your issue of Wed- nesda-y, dealing with the statement made by Alderman David Williams to the effect that an 'insidious movement* was being engineer- ed by the Liberal and Conservative parties to oust Councillor W Owen next November from Alexandra. Ward, and more particularly with reference to yenr comments, I should like, being the ex-Councillor referred to, to say that it is a great deal mors likely that the 'insidious movement' originated in the office of the writer of the paragraph above referred to, than anywhsre else. "I took the opp-ortunity this morning of seeing Councillor Ben Jones, and he informs me that no friends of the ex-Councillor' < have approached him with the suggestion that he (Mr. Jones) shonl.d content Alexandra Ward next November. Mr Jonas states that the first he hoard of such a scheme, and the same applies to myself, was on reading, the paragraph above mentioned. I "This paragraph, as fa.r as the same ap- plies to Mr. Jones and myself, together with many other statements emanating from tin same quarter, is absolutely false, and was, in my opinion, circulated with the delibante intention of misleadng the public. Perhaps ¡ you will be good enough to print this letter in vour paper." STATEMENT BY COUN. BEN JONES. Upon the receipt of the foregoing Mr. Ben Jones was seen by the editor of the "Daily | Post" and asked if Mr. Ruthen had correctly! represented his statement. Mr. Jones' reply was "He came to me and asked if anybody had been to me on his behalf, and I answer- ed 'No.' "Is his rema.rk 'Mr Jones states that the first time he heard of such a scheme was on loading Wednesday's paragraph1 correct?" "No; because you spoke to me about it months ago." "And yon said a. meeting had been called for the purpose, but that you refused to attend ?'' "That is perfectly right. My contradic- tion to Mr. Ruthon wa/s only so far as any direct overtures to me. If he had put me the question—which he did not—if I believ- ed he wanted me out, I should have replied 'Yes.' I, It might be added that at the time of the conversation between tne writer and c'oun, Ben Jones, some months ago, the matter re- ferred to was the subject of common talk amongst members of the Council, and doubt- less was responsible for Alderman Davwl Williams' subsequent reference to "an in- sidious movement," with which the Con- servatives had nothing whatever to do, and, for obvious reasons, could not have support- ed. In view of Mr. Ben Jones' definite statements, we leave to the public to judge I the relative trustworthiness of Mr. Ruthfn and the cdator of the "Daily FOISt" as wit- nesses to the truth.
SWANSEA V. NEATH. 1 NO PLAY BEFORE LUNCH. FREETHY'S NASTY INJURY. 1 1 ■ "■ BAD WEATHER: SLOW GAME. i i J it as ur.fortiiGAte iu the extreme the- weather took a turn for the a voire this Saturday morning, for the outlook at tide advertised time ot t-larting the N eath v. Swansea match, at St. Helen's, was dis- tinctly unpromising, iiie rain was never at any time particularly heavy, but it was suitieieuUy .i(} to make it dou.btfui whether the game ccuid be playwi, or, if started, whetner it could be coutested to a. conclu- sion. ihere was a good deal of interest ^anife^ied in the encounter, a fact lately dua to the recent line perforraances of the Neath men, who had be<m much strength- ened since their last meeting with Swansea by tiie inclusion of Whittle, the ex-Somerset- ,re pa-ofe<sski; 2seath had in every war ] an excellent team out, but Swansea w~re vrithout Bancroft, who may be termed the chief of the batsmen. His defection was likely to be felt— iie had badly hurt, his hand "Whilst playing fcr Glamorgan against CGrn. wall during the week. = At twelve o'clock rain was still falling, and there was then no possibility of a start being made, and the two captains iirurte- diateiy derided to first take lunch and start as early as possible afterwards. Swansea bad a very weak team out, for m adaition to Bancroft, S. Koes and ] Jr. Cameron also stcod down, J. Bancroft being a very doubt- ttu stai-ter until the i;M-t moment. The piaces of the three actual ahae nOOes were iiiied bv A. W. Samuel, captain, of the "Wednesday XI., W. Nichoib, of the Seconds, and who has before played. for the premiers, and \V. J. Trevv, the well-known football captain. Despite the rain the wicket was in excellent condition at mid- day. The weather was still had wr.cn, after two o'clock, it was decided to make a start. Neath batted rirst, T. A. L: \\hittiugfcon I and A. E. Freethv opposing the bowling or Creber and Maxwe.M, the latter trund- Ixi!g from the pavilion end. After only a very few runs had been scored there oc- curred what appeared to be a rather serious accident, Freethv being struck near the heirt by a fast and rising ball from Max- woiL He dropped to groimd, ana with no sign of his immediate recovery was car- lied off the field on a stretcher, an accident j probably unique in the hist-ory of the Swan- y sea club. He was groaning a good deal, and seemed to be in a bud way, but was | placed comfortably in the pavilion and re- covered slowly. P. David did not make a long stay, being bowled by Maxwell, buL hiltirigton played with his usual conri- deiice and made a number of excellent strokes. S.u«ttle\vorth and Whii tmgto.n made a bit of stand and after a while Maxwell was ?nkea elf, P. ?.lorns bowling in iris ~LcaJ. | t' -soite the fact- that a heavy drizzls wjs ttiiiiag, play was ccnt-inued before, under the cii€unistaiiv.cs, a fairly large crowd As might have been expected, however, iiie cricket was the reverse of inetros'nsc. and a te-.v mc m.?nts after Shuttlewonii had been ".eii caught in the aiips by E. \V. -J.-nes off j Cifber, ram came on heavier, thai tver, I ti.3 players having to seek the pavilion. The not outs ihsn wore Whittle (the Xeavh prj |. who had received oniy two baus, ai-d IT A L. Whi-ttington. The adjonrnnient was made about three o'clock. Prior to this Dr Reid had boeu sent for ti attend to Freethv, who was suffering a good deal I of pain. He was thoroughly esamired, and although no definite statement was ma le, it "liS understood that nothing was broken although <1. number of cartilages _es hud bu' badly ir.jnrfcd. Freethv must have suffered initnse paic when hot fomen- tations were applied, but at n, quarter past three he was fairly comfortable, and at that ■taie thero seemed no prospect of b+s' tak- ing aaiy further part in the came. After half an hoW" play another Jieavy downfall cf -rrin caus-xl the second stoppage, and at quarter to five the game had not been resumed. \Vhitti;igtou had been bat- ting in capital fashion, but Whittle, before he reached double figures, was clean bawled by Maxwell. At half-ptist four Freethv had sufficiently recovered to be dressed, but was still in a bad state when he was assisted to u cab and taken home. The injury, it peeing, is a very p-amful one, and lie is not likely to play cricket for s'Tcce t.uTte. The pitch was inspected at ten minutes to fire by the umpires and captains, and it was decided, in the event of the rain keeping otr. to make a fresh start somewhere abmit tiv." o'clock. At 5.50 rain again caote on heavily, and it was dt-ided to abandon the match.
1_. RESOLVEN v ABERPERGWM. At AberpcTgT.vui. Stephens took six wickcts for 12 runs. Resolv&a. — R. ,Williams b Jones. C; li. Stroud, b Jones, 3; D. Rees c Manuel b Walters, 7; J. C. Jones, b Jones. 6; W. Sts- phens, run. curt; 8; W. M. Thomas, b 0; J. Lloyd, b Jones, 0; J. Stephens, b Jones 3; C. Willianu, b Jones, 9; M. Herbert, cm out 3; Clarke, not out 5; total 49. Aberxx'rgrrm. -T. R. NieboL; c Thomas b C'larke. 9; li. Williams b Clarke, 1; 1>. Wil- I liams, b Stephens, 0: A. Jones b Stephens 0; J. M. Bavics, b Stephens 1; J. B. Morgan, b Stephens 9; Siliitor, b Stephens, 1: Watkins. sn. Rifcs b Clarke, J; Enianuei, b Thomas, 8; Harrett, b Stephens 0; l'owell not out 0; extras 6; total 38 COWERTOX v. SWANSEA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. Played at Gowerton. Scores-.— <i >werVin.—T. Morgan c Sub b Parry 20; O. -Jenkins c Joaiyn b Pound 42; O. J. Adams, b Josiyn 30; D. A. Jenkins, b Pairy 9; I). Witliams no tout 7; Rev M. Jones, b Josilyn 2; D Ward not, out 12; extras, 17; b Josilyn 2; D Ward not, out 12; extras, 17; total (for five wie.keta) 139. Innings dc j' la4wi clcaed. Ii. Witliams, C. 1). Cranmer, U. HHis, T. J. Taylor, did not bat.. Chamber of Commerce.- -D. W. Thomas rot out 31; T. Farr. b Morgan, 0; G. Perry, not out. 8; c ;tras, 10; total (for one wicket.) 49. I ilain prevented further play. ¡ PONTARDClAIS v. SKU-TY. The return match between those teaias took place at Poutarduiais. The home site batted first, but, unfortunately rain inter- fered and when si t wickets were down for S2 the home captain declared. The visitors Inui scored 16 for the loss of one wicked when another downpour came on and. Lie game had t. be abandoned. Soorea-.— Pontarduiais.-S. Davies c and b A. Green, 10; E. J. Davies b Green, 6; W. J. Harrirv c L. Davies b Green. 0; A. R. Lifton c Get- b H. Sweet., 15; J. Williams b Sweet, 45 v Alf, ones not oat 1; Tom Davies, run out 0; D. Kowflis, not, out C, extras, 4; total (for wix wickets) 32. Sket.ty.-J. B. Edwaj-ds not out 6; G. Slingsby b Tied Wadtera. 1; H, Sweet, not out 9; estras, 0; toW (for one wicket) 16. HAFODvv. KI-G EDWA-Kjys ROAD. Playfcd at Victoria Park. Kafod 67; King Edwards Road 41. PORT TtAi.BOT WES LEY ANS v. ST. ST. DAVID'S (NEATH>. î'lnyed at Port Talbot on Saturday Scores Port, Talbot Weskey-ans 64; St. David's (Neath). 53. ABERAVON ST. MARY'S v. B-AGLAN". I Kagian 71; Aberavon St Mary's 57. NE-1TH II. V. SWANSEA II. This fixture was not played off at Neath owing to tbe rain. OYSTERMOI7TR V. SWANSEA HI. Th:3 mat-ch, which was to have been piay- ed at the Mumbles, was abandoned owing to the weather. PORT TALBOT JUNIORS v. POET TALBOT EXCELS. Port Talbot Juniors 89; Port Talbot Ex- co's 8.5.. r ABERAVON MAN'SEl/ v. BRTTON FERRY STEEr/WORKS II. Played at AberaToo. Briton Perry Steelworks II 73; Aberavon Manacl, 35. PORT TALBOT WESLEY A.NS II v ST. CATHERINE'S (NEATH.) Played at Port Talbot. Port, Talbot Wesley II, 34; St. Oatheri'ie (Neath), 44 SWANSEA Y.M.C..Y. v MOND NICKEL WORKS. Played at Sketty on Saturday. Rain caur-cd an abandonment. Soores: Y.M.C.A. W. H. Reee c Davy b Richards, 21; W. S. Griffiths, b Crystal. 8: H. S. Smart not out S; 0 Jenkin. Ibw b C. Richards, U; C. Barber b Orysta-l 4; C. Barrett, not- jut- 0; extras, 4; total ifor four wickets) 42.
BOWLS. CWMDONKIN CT.UB'S RECORD. Up to date Cwmdonkin have a very ex- cel'cnt rocoixi. In the following there are what is believed to be two probable records, On June 10th, on one rink Cwmdonkin made 48 to their opponents' 1; whilst on June 26, in ono rink, Cwmdonkin had eight shots scored against them on one end. Their re- cord to date is — Four Cup ties, all won by Cwmdonkin. May 15—St. Gabriei's 65 Cwmdonkin R8 June 10—Victoria 51 Cwmdonkin 120 June 12-Dyiatty 64 Cwmdonkin 84 June 26—B. Wagon. 61 Cwmdonkin 30 221 3R9 221 161 THREE FRIENDLY MATCHES. May 20, Cwmdonkin beat Victoria 67 to 65 May 22, Cwmdonkin beat Llanelly 72 to 64 June 19, Cwmdonkin lost to Am- man foro by 1 point only 78 to 79 217 208 Tot a' point.s for 599 T otal points against 429 170
SINISTER RUMOURS REFUTED. I Sir John Wolfe Barry, the eminent en- gineer, visited the spot and decided to .sink a large cylinder into the northern end of I the debris. When this is sunk-—an opera- tion which will take 'two or three days— such water as is in the bottom will be imme- diately pumped out. This accomplished, a search party will proceed from the i-cttom along under the middle of the debris. It is supposed that the huge timbers which form the side of the cavity will have fallen to- gether in such a way as to enable men to proceed in this way. It is hoped that by this method the bodies of many men will be got out in a shorter time than would be possible if the whole of t he debris had to be 1 excavated. SLNISTER RUMOURS REFUTED BY I CONTRACTORS. During Saturday and Sunday there had been persistent rumours about the wort and j material in the trench. It was carried from lip to lip that men who had been working on the job had oome out because they feared it was unsafe, that Rjgn, timber had been used when piteh-pine ought to have been, and other things of that sort. Mr. W. G. Cooper, agent for the oon- | tracior?, AAYt' "When we heard of the rumour that men I had come out of the trench "because they were afraid to work there we asked all the I teadino- gangers etbout it, and they said thev had not bearo a. word about any such thing. It is quite true that we used Riga wood for the struts and wailing's and pitch-pine for tha piles. That is the usual thing to do, and we h-a-ve been doing it all the time with- out anyofie complaining. The timber is good, as anyone who understands the matter can see for himself. It was the same kind of timber as was used in the trench on the other side. And, then, as to the work not having been properly done, as I believe was also suggested by the rumour, why, there are relays of workmen, gangers who look after the work, sectional gangers, the chid: walking ganger (or outside manager), the engineers, and myself all on the side of the contractors."
-0-'0 Ferndale won the first prize in Class A in the annual contests of the South Wales I and Monmouthshire Band Association on Saturday at Pontypridd. Maesteg Hibern- ian were first in Class B, and second in Class :S.
LONE COLLIER S DEATH. INQUIRY INTO ULANSAMLET I DISCOVERY. An irifjuest was held at. Llan.samlet on Thursday on the body of David Benjamin Morgan (78), No, 4, Church-roan, Llans&m- ict, retired collier. WTlliarn Morgan, Birehgrove (brother), said deceased lived alone. David Phillip: Aclybryn, said when he saw deceased a week ago he seemed as usual. On Wednesday he found the doors of deceased's hotu~e open, and in the kit- chen deceased lying face downward on the floor, dead. Dr. Phelan sai l deceased had been suf- fering from Bright's diseas? for a vear. Wh en witness was called, deceased mutt have been dead about 24 hours. Witness was not surprised to hecrr of the sudden death, which apparently occurred in a fit. Death was due to apoplexy. Verdict in accordance with this evidence was returned.
L- L CHAMPIONSHIPS. INTERNATIONAL MEETING AT STAMFORD BRIDGE. SULLIVAN "RJiTlRrlS'' FROM THE WALK. Stamford Bridge, the home of the London AVuietic Club w?as, on Jia-turd?. afternoon, the venue of the rontcsui for the British Ath- letic Championships. The entry is a large and lepresentati've one, and includes un- ( questionably some oi tae greatest athletes i m the wond, although the absence of on3 or two of the wonderful Americans, who put up fcuch astounding achievements in the Olympic games, naturally takes away just a little from the great valve of the BriHsil title. Last y-ar, it may be re- called, the championships were decided at the vast stadium at Shepherd's Bush. In j every one of the fourteen champrionships large entries have been received, and mag- niheent sport promised. Popular interest, however, played round the 1CO and 220 yards contests, in which Kerr, the Can- i adian, was due to meet Walker, the South African, .and Cartmcll, the Americcn. Walker succeeded in the Olympic event, and had in t.he interval put up some mar- vellous running. Ke.rr and Walker have not met this season, but Walker, jn a re- j cent rare, beat Cart me II by a foot. The only local competitor was W. R. Sullivan, ru Swansea, who h';d entered for the two mile walk. Two Mile? Walk; 1, Webb; 3, Rowland Sullivan (Swansea) retired. Time, 13 mins. 55 2-5 secc.
DEATH OF mRS. R. REES. MOTHER IN-LAW TO DR. J. A. RAWLJNGS. Mrs. Rees, widow of tiie late Rev. Robe'rt 71:-e8, We&ieyan minister, died at her resi- dence, Bryn-y-gros, sketty, early on Satur- day morning. Deceased lady, who was moth si-in-law of Dr. J. A. Ra-'vlings, J.P., was in her 84 th year, and had been an in- valid for three vears. Mrs. Rees came from Aberdare. Her husband predeceased her many years. Two sons and throe daughters survive, viz., Rev. Robert Rees (Bristol), Mr. David Roes, solicitor (Isle of Man), Mrs. J. A. Rawlings, Miss Maggie Reec, and Miss Louie Rees. Mrs. Rees had resided in Sketty for nearly 30 years. Her father was known as Mr. D. Davies, of Bla.engawr (aleo.of D. Davies and Sons, Ferndale). Her husband was Wesleyan minister at Swansea for 40 years.
KNOCKED DOWN BY A CAB. GIRL'S NARROW ESCAPE AT SWANSEA. While running across the road ui High- street, near the Great Western Railway Station on Saturday afternoon a girl named Beatrice Maud Matthews (13), 13, Bethesda- street, Swansea, was knocked down by a. cab driven by Thos. Jno. Johnson. She was taken into a chemist's shop near by, where it was found the girl had sus- tain c-d a grazed a.rm by one of the wheels. She after wards proceeded home.
LOCAL SIFTINGS. Mr. J. H. Thomas, J.P., Broadview, Maesteg, died on Sunday The annual meeting of Swansea Hospital Works Governors will be held next Satur- day afternoon. -+- Haverfoirdwest Eisteddfod Executive passed a resolution of regret at the depar- ture of Rev. D. Akriil Jones for Sketty, and thanking him for past services. '4- On Sunday Rev. Thomas Williams, of Reynoldstone, will deliver an address en- titled "Twenty-five minutes with Howell Harris," at Swansea Y.M.C.A. "Men's Own" meeting. Mr. Joseph Stephens, copper refiner, Duke-street, Morriston, died on Friday after a fortnight's illness. He was one of the oldest employes of Messrs. Vivian and Sons' Hafod Copper Works. J. W. P.iehards (lolo R-obon?), l'b and 17, Castle-street, Swansea, for photograph- ing wedding groups, classes, clubs, football and cricket teams, etc., etc., anywhere at any time. Special low prices on applica- tion. Mr. J. Parker, the Labour member of Parliament, delivered two open-air ad- dresses at Town Hall Square, Llanelly, on Sunday, under I.L.P. auspices. The sub- ject in the evening was "Socialism ana the Budget." -+- The Booth liner, s.s. Antony, arrived at Fishguard on Saturday morning, and a large number of her passengers were trans- ferred to a Great Western Railway non-stop special, which passed Landore at about 11.20 a.m. Mr. Benjamin Evans, Llanfair Grange, Llandovery, is receiving this week from Mr. John S. Brown, Oxford-street. Swansea, a fine 25 h.p. VVolseley-Siddeley landaulette limonsine car, fittod with all the require- ments which are nowadays demanded The death is announced at Chesley, On- tarin, Canada, of Rev. John Glyn Wil- liams, aged 49. pastor of a Baptist chapel. He was a native of Glynneath. and for 16 years pastor of Bethel Baptist Church, Nantyglo. He went to Canada m 1906. At Carmarthen on Saturday, Mr. Fred- erick F. Meager (Messrs. Beynon and Meager) offered a Llarstephan residence and land, known as Orchard House, which stands in about seven acres of ground. The property was bought in for £ 850- The solicitor was Mr. T. M. Evans, Amman- ford. A srecial train left High-street Station, S"*ans»a, at 7.50 on Monday morning, bear- im: 800 members of the St. Joseph's branch of the League of the Cross. Greenhill, t.o Hereford for the day. They were accom- panied by their own band and a profusion of fanners and bannerets. John Rees Thomas (28), of Gower-street, Cwmavon. fell over a- footbridge at Cor- lenna on to the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway, a distance of ab^-t 41 feet, on Saturday, and was so severely injured that he had to be conveyed to the Heath Cot- tage Hospital. The driver of an approach- ing train saw him just in t'lme to pul! up or he would have been run over. The fitters of the Cwmfelin Timlafe Works. Swansea, visited Builth Wells for their annnal outing on Saturday. After J, -on at the Crown Hotel, the Cwm. felin Fitting Shop Cricket Club proceeded to the cricket ground and nlaved a loml eleven. Cwmfelin were all out for 90 fHngh Davies 45). The Builth eleven scored 165 (Cordon Jones 55 not out, D. F. Williams 38. Ivor Pugh 27\. The funeral took place on Friday at Panygraig of Mrs. W. Harry. Upper Odo- l street. Hafod. who died rather suddenly on Monday. There were numerous wreaths sent by friends and relatives. Mourners were Mr Wm. Harry (husbands and child- ren. Mrs. T. Harry (mother-in-law), Mr. Perry (father). Mcs. Lewis (sister), M»«. Copplestone (sister-in-law), Mr. and Mr*. Perry (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. Copplestone, Mr. T. Harry (father-in-iaw), Mrs. Sleight (Cardiff) and Mrs. Littlewood (Bridgend) (sisters-in-law). Mr. Lewis (brother-in-law), Mesdames Coate! Llovd, and Brenson (friends). The Vicar of St. John's officiated.