CHAPTER XIIL A Peep Inside. Woodward and Mnnsfieid wore hardly clear of he house befote Job Luck was at work ques- tioning his sister-in-law as to the accident, and the way in which the two gent!emen came to be mixed up in it. Mrs Crosier gave him as lull an account as she was able, and was profuse in her gratitude towards the doctor and his friend. 'E seems to be a real good sort, declared the little man. 'E is. Job don't you make no error. 'E ion't ask tor no payment Don't 'e now ? And he was gentle with poor Tom." As gentle as an angel, and when he hurt 'im, is o' course he 'ad to when settin' the bone, 'e teemed to feel it more than Tom did." Did 'e now ? I won't forget that. But I jay, Mary, whatever you do. don't let 'im know wbire I am. You understand ? I know "im, but 'e don't know me, and I don't want aim to. And he was a real gentleman with poor old Tom ? I won't forget that, I won't." There was on j very strongly marked feature in tbe character of tbis curious lit tie man. and ihat was the almost brotherly love he felt for oisconrecttor.Tom Crosier. Why it was so it would have been bard to say, for they were Hutie dissimilar, and did not see much of each other, and yet Job worshipoed Tom. and any sindness shown him he rt-garded as shown to aimself. For some time he sat talking to the wife,and when she had to attend to her husband he played with the children, waiting till he fhould be allowed just one glance through the door at h's suffering friend, on the understand, ing that lie wodd not utter a word, for Wood- ward had enjoined, above all things, that his patient should be kept absolutely quiet. It was late when Job made his wav back to Cbestertoa-squaro, but he did not hurry—be knew hi.* master would In late, and it was not iikelv anyone would call. Job Luck was an enigma he was a faithful servant up to a ertail1 point, but when that was reached none couid answer for him. He could ii3t answer for himself. The instinct of self-preservation Wa." developed in him to a very marked degree, and second to it might be said to come his ievotion to Tots Crosier. From thi3 lime onward scarcely an evening passed without Job paying a visit to Grove- :ourt to inquire how the patient was going on. And e's good to yer, Tom 7" he would ask igain and again. 'E doesn't hurt vc-r more'a. e's obliged he doesn't piay no tricks with yer, Just to tind out things—to practise on yer, as fou may say." No, Job. He s one of the right sort, be is. And he know what he is doing, too. I'm jetting stronger every day. I can fee! it." Bless you, old feliow, you don't know how Ilad I am. And I'll make it up to him in one way ur another, but never you let him know where I Ijv, remember that. If ou do, I'm no good at all." What do you mean. Job ?" Never you mind, you just leave it to me, ilnd keep your mouth shut, and he won't be sorry for having looked after you." What Tom Crosier said was & fact, he was mending fast. Woodward was interested in the case, and took a pride in it, for it bad been a nasty fracture, and a good mend would be a feather in his cap. Once or twice he had brought Job's name forward, but as Tom and his wife had not responded, he had been forced to let the matter drop. One day. as he was seated at his patient's bedside, chatting to him. Tom said- I didn't know at first that your shop was in Chesterton-square, sir." Yes, it is. Do you know the place?" Did some wor k there once. Moved a lot of stuff out of a house to the sale rooms. I don't rememlier the number now, but it was bal r way along the top side." 011, it's the house that's still empty, I expect. The tenant left before I took up my quarters a few doors off." Lett, did you say? lie had to leave wp lold him up. He'd come into low water, and made a bolt of it. He went real sudden, or he wouldn't have left the things he did, I know. I fancy it was a bit more than debt. From what I heard the police weren't far behind him Did you ever hear what became of him?" Never a word, got clear out of England, J expect." "Like a good many more- ['m afraid, Chester- ton-square is not the place to live in unless you have money, or are making some. But I must be off now. You do as I tell you, and we'll soon have you out again. Good-day, Tom," and with a shake of the hand Woodward left. He made his way straight back towards his consulting room, and as he turned round the house occupied by Crundali into the Square lie saw the door was open, and at it stood the little butler, in conversation with the police Inspector and two constau. es, Now what's the matter?" he said to him- self, and as he walked on he caught sight of Crundall's car rounding the corner, and pulling ap before the door. The great City man waved him a greeting, and then as be alighted he saw the servant being interviewed. 11 Eli bless me what's the meaning of this. eh ?" he grunted, mounting the steps and glancing from orio to another of the party. Beg pardon. air. But it's rather an un- pleasant matter, but you see we have to do our duty," said the inspector. •« Of course. But what is your duty, man. what is your duty? Out with it. I haven't got all the day to spare." Well, sir, I have a search-warrant here, ahd shall be obliged if you will allow me to go over your house." Search warrant What in the name of goodness for ? I i-iever heard of such a thing." There is reason to believe that some of the jewels which have recently been stolen ate at present concealed in this house," Mr Crundali burst into a hearty fit of laugh- ter. Then I'm regarded as a receiver of stolen goods. I suppose 7" he said. I never heard of such a thing. Where are you going to try nekt ? I should advise Buckingham Palace. But come along, you have to do your duty, of course. You are quite welcome to look where you like, but you may as well save yourself the trouble, for all you'll find and when you've done remember this, you'll be the first people, beyond myself and the servant here, who have ever entered this house since I have been in occupat ion. Bub come along. Where would yon like to start ?" "That has nothing to do with me, sir. I'll leave one of my men in the hall with your servant, and then we'll start at the top and work down." Right you are, come on." And then to the butler, who had been standing -ifent beside his master. Now, Job, mind your p's and q's. we're all under suspicion, it seems, though why heaven on,y knows." Crundall led the way through the splendidlv furnished hall and up the broad staircase, the inspector and his man following The moment they reached the point out of sight of the joor, the whole character of the premises altered. In place of wealth and luxury, poverty and frugality were apparent The rich, soft carpets suddenly ended, leaving bare boards. Not a picture here grnced the walls, and the rooms, with the exception of two, were emptv and unlurnished. *• That's my bed-chamber," said Crucdall, indicating one looking out on to the back. t. And my rervant is on the next floor. You've got -nother tlight to mount yet, and here we are, and vou can set to work as soon as you like." Taking out his gold cigar case,Crundali stood near the window watching the men as they pro- ceeded with their examination, answering any questions they might put to him and filling up the time with chaffing remarks. To these they paid but little heed, going on with their work steadily and systematically. To the Boors they seemed to pay particular attention, but they discovered nothing. The IranI, wall came in lor a severe hammering, and though it sounded hollow the indications that it had been undisturbed lor a great number of years were so evident that it was aUowed to remain in that condition still. On descending to the next tloor. Job s bedroom was thoroughly over- hauled. but without any result, beyond bringing to light a quantity of old clothea, and the same was the case in his master's room. You have a telephone here, I see," said the inspector. t. Yes I have. Is there anything suspicion lii that' For if so I can have it removed, though I would much rather not." The inspector did not deign to reply to this. Some of those drawers are lo(-ked,you,ll find," continued Crundali, but the keys are here. Pray don't be shy; look at everything while you are here, and then I may be spared a second visi. p'raps." It was much in this manner that they went through the house, till they arrived once more at the hi311. „ T i i Y'ou have downstair offices, I bel eve ? •aid the inspector. Of course, but those are my ^ery*nt 3 de partment I'll come with 7°^ same. Get the key of the cellar, Job The little man hurried up the stairs to his room, but the constable kept close at his heels, li. and never lost sight of Iiirii for a mor.iput. The kitchen depart rmi-nt %V?,4 almost as bare as the rest of the house. A few cooking uten- sils, and plates, and dishes, and that was all. Anv labourer's home would have bad as many, Sot Crundali never dined at home, and it was -u_ only Job who bad his food in the house, so the paucity of things was thus accounted for. "Now then for the cellar," said the master. and don't imagine you are going to see endless bins of the choicest vintages, or you'll be mis- taken. my men. There you are," as Job threw open the door, and revealed only rows of empty shelves, and at the far end a huge at eel safe. An examination was made of the place, in- cluding the wails and the floor, and then the inspector said You have the keys of this?" laying his hand on the top of the safe. Oh, certainly. You shall see the inside, but here I ask you one thing: don't make what vou see public. I've a right to ask that, I'm sure I have my business papers there, and as this does not seem to be a question relating to my City business I can't see that I should be called upon to make any of them public property." No,-sir, you can rely on us." Crundall threw open the safe, and the police poked their heads inside, moved the paDers, felt them, and finally declared themselves satisfied. That's all right. Then now you can go, and be hanged to you all. And tell tiioge who sent you that I did all in my power to help you, and that you could find nothing. And for the future I shall hope to be treated with a little more consideration. Good evening" When the officers had left the house, Crundall called his servant to his room. Well, Job, what do you think of that, eb ?" Nothing at all, sir." Have you been talking? If you have, I'll wring your neck for you." You may, sir, and I'll not try to stop you. The police are a pack of tools, as I've always said and now perhaps they'll believe it. I'll be bound someone who has a spite against you sent them on this fool s errand, and they'll see it now, even if they won't own to it." Get out replied his master, shortly. CHAPTER XIV. Concerns Mr Hoggin. Ther was a reception at the tine house cf old John Sugden, the drysalter's in the Cromwell- road. Crowds of people were there, for his entertainment-; were well known as being among the best in London, ani Grace was an ideal hostess. This evening she had been at her best, looking after the comfort and amuse- raent of her father's guests, but at; last she found a moment or two to spare, and was taking a short rest on one of the luxurious Chester- fields in the back drawing-room, while Mans- field stood beside her talking. I haven't yet had time to call on your friend, Mrs Woodward," she wa-, saying at the moment. And do you know, I heard some- thing about them, the other day, which I think I ought to tell you." And what was that, pray?" said Mansfield. I didn't believe it, of course but you know how people talk." Some scanda], I'll be bound. Out with it Well. I was told that the husband treats his wife very badly, in fact, cruelly. Mansfield's answer was to burst into a fit of laughing, and a.s soon as he recovered himself, be said What wiil folk say nest, I wonder? There never was a grosser libel, I can assure you. Why, they worship each other. In fact, I don't know a more devoted couple. Who told you that?" No, Mr Mansfield. I can't give my informant away, for like most of these kind of things it was told me in the strictest confidence." You denied it. I hope?" I did as far as I was able. I said that from what I knew there was not a word of truth in the report." Quite right. And if you get the chance give me as your authority. I tell you, Miss Sugden. it looks to me as if my friends had some secret enemies who are always trying to give them stabs In the dark. This is not the first time I've heard of this kind of thing." "Well, Mr Mansfield, it will have no effect on me. I shall call on Mrs Woodward just the same." I hope you will, and I'm sure you'll bo pleased with her. And you feet no bad effects from your accident now?" turning the con- versation from a theme he did not caro to pursue. None whatever, thank vou. It's wonderful how quickly the ankle got well. I put it down to the attention it received at the moment. By the bye, I don't think I thanked your friend half enough." And there was a curious look in Graco'¡¡ eyes, as she waited Mansfield's reply. Ob, I'm sure Miss Hope did not look for thanks she was only too glad to be able to be of any service to you. She's one of the best of j girls." An oid friend of yours?" she inquired, rather coldly. Well, I haven't know her very lrng, but she comes from my county, Lincolnshire, and her mother and I have many mutual friends." Ob." And then after a pause, which was more expressive than words, Grace rose, saying, I must not sit here any longer there's old Mrs Stanhope looking very bored go and talk to her, please.' Mansfield did as he was told, muttering. Jealous, silly girl But they all seem alike Later that ei'eaing Grace was again able to have a word with Mansfield, and by that time sbe eemed to have quite recovered herself. Mr Mansfield," she said. I have just heard of another patient who is in the hands of your friend, Mr Woodward." Have you, and who mav that be, pray ?" Mrs Trent, and she's very angry about it." Angry about it," repeating the words Why. pray ?" Because she part icularly wished the matter should be kept a secret, and now everyone knows of her visits. I'm afraid your friend talks too much to get on as a fashionable doctor." I can assure you he doesn't, Miss Sugden. He's discretion itself." Then how do all these things get about ?" That's w hat I should like to find out. And I Trill, too, by Jove Things are getting boyond a joke. His consulting room might as well be in Piccadilly-circus, since all that goes on in it seems to bo known." And Mansfield turned away with a scowl on his face. The following morning his first visit was to Chesterton-square, and there lie had a long consultation with his friend, but without arriving at any satisfactory conclusion. "That story you told me never got about. because it would seem there was no truth in it," said the doctor, after they had been talking earnestly top some time. ,I And yet directly there is something that is a fact all the world knows about it. I shall give up these rooms there's no help for it, I must." No, don'tdothat yet. Give me a little more law, and I'll nail the villain. It must be possible to catch him." '• Very well, but you mustn't waste time I can't go on for ever. By the bye, the second floor has been taken at last, but I haven't seen the new tenants yet." Who are they ?" The name is Graves and Co but what they are, or who they are, I don't know, and I haven't troubled to ask. They can have nothing to do with this matter, since it has been going on for so long before they came." That's true. I think we may put them on one side. Keep your eyes open. and let me know of everything that takes ulacc, and we'll have 'em sooner or later." It will have to be sooner if I am to keeo on here. Good-bye, old man. and thank you for what vou have done." And Mansfield departed, It was late on that dav when Woodward had been to pay a visit to Crosier, and found him going on as well as he could possibly expect, that on his return he found a letter lying upcn his table. Simmons had been out. Woodward had sent him uu to Bentinck-terrace with a message to his wife. The letter had been delivered by hand. There was no stamp on it. Woodward glanced at it carelessly he did not know the writing, and then tearing open the envelope he read the contents In a moment the expression on his face changed. He was pale and all attention Twice he read it through, and then throwing it down on the table, he sank into a chair, lost in though*. For some ten minutes he sat thus, and then called loudly—" Simmons But there was no response, and he got up, and went into the back room. It was empty his servant had not returned. Nut content with this, he mounted to the caretaker's rooms, at the top of the house, and knocked. Hoggin came to the door himself. Hoggin, have you been downstairs lately? No, sir, not all the afternoon." Then you don't know what time my servant went out?" No, sir, I don't. I did not know he was out." I Has anyone been in? I mean, to see you?" No, sir, not a soul, all the afternoon It's strange. I've been out myself, and when I got back I found this envelope on my table. And I want to know how it got thcl e" I'm sorry, sir, but I'm afraid I can't help you." And you'Ie sure you let no one in to my rooms?" Most certainly not. sir. I should not dream of taking such a libeity." "Thank you. Dlpss me I Do you go in for eas-fitting, Hoggin ?" (,fts-fitting ? No, sir. Why?" That's one of those pumps gas-filters use, J isn't it?" pointing to a conical shaped appura- tus, with n handle, and pipe attached, which was standing in a corner of the room. Oh, yes. There was some water in some of the pipes, and 1 got that to clear them. I certainly can do a little job like that, but I can't set up for a gas-fitter," replied the man, with a smile. Well," said Woodward, turning away, you must be a handy man. and I shall know where to come, if anything goes wrong with mine." But as he descended the stairs. he could not help thinking it was a curious tool for an ordinary caretaker to possess, and he very much doubted the man was speaking the truth. On reaching the ground floor, he found Simmons had returned, but coulcl give him no explanation as to the letter. Why, sir I left the place before you went out yourself, and I have only this moment got back." Then how, in tha name of all that's won- derful, did this thing get on my table ? Tell me that." I can't, sir. Someone must have put it there-but who—well, I can't say' Now, Simmons I havent the slightest cause to mistrust you quite the contrary, but I must tell you this. Since I have been here many private matters which have taken plice in this room have leaked out, and become public, and I don't understand it. Some one must haTe overheard them. and been talking. Who is it? And now a letter appears suddenly on my table, apparently without anybody having brought it. Who could have been in here? How many keys are there to the room ?" Two. sir. You have one, and the other is here," taking it. out. of his pocket. "Every night I leave it with Hoggin so that he may do the rooms before I get here, and he leaves it in the door for me to make use of during the day, so that unless you left yours when you went out, or left the door open, he could not have got in." I didn't do that, I'm certain. And yet I find that letter on my table. Simmons, it's a poser." You were kind enough to say something just now, sir. about not mistrusting me but still, sir, if you have the slightest doubt I'd rather go, sir, though I've been very comfort- able here. I shouldn't like to feel anything of that kind, sir." Not another word, Simmons; I'm quite content if you are, and [ should be very sorry to lo«e you." Very weH. sir," and the man left the room as hi master sat. down to write a telegram, the effect of which was to brinar Mansfield up to Bentinck Terrace that evening, apparently for a casual call. After a chat with Ella Woodward until she retired, an adjournment was made to the smoking room, and immediately the door was shut Woodward commenced telling his frend of the strange delivery of the letter that after- noon. It is needless to repeat the details of the incident, as you already know them, but Mansfield-was very searching in his questions, and put his friend through a regular cross- examination. finishing up by raying— And now let me see this wonderful letter." There it is," paid Woodward.tossing it over to his friend. And perhaps you may be able to hit on the writer, for I'm harged if I can." •Mansfield examined the envelope carefully, before taking out tL2 contems, but he made no remark until he read what was written insUe. For the future have no fear, everything that takes place in your consulting room shall be private. Society shall know nothing more." And then he said Ah Couldn't be better. When a villain puts his hand to paper, it's odds on his being nailed- We'Jl have him now. laper. my dear fellow. have him—as sure as the sun's in the sky." (To be Continued).
FUNERAL OF MRS GRIFFITHS, CYMMER, PORTH. Amid every manifestation of sorrow, the remains of Mrs Griffiths, wife of Mr Thomas Griffiths. J P., Matsgwyn, Cymmer, Porth, were interred on Saturday in the family vault in the burial ground of the old Congrega- tional Chapel, Cymmer. The workmen ot ihe Cymmer Collieries, of which the sorrowing husband is resident director, suspended opera- tions at 12.30 p.m. in order to attend the iuneral, and there were also representative present of various mining interest?, corporate bodies, and ministers of religion, drawn from the HhondJa", Aberdare, Mertbyr, I lantrisant, Cowbridge, and 'Cardiff. There were close upon 5,000 persons in the cortege, which was headed by the Congrega- tional choirs of the district, under the conductorship of Mr Taliesin Hopkins. Amongst the immediate lelatives present were:—Mr Thomas Griffith?, J. P. (husband): Mr John Griffiths. London, and Miss Sarah Griffiths (SOIl and daughter); Mr W. T. Griffiths A.R.S.M., Calcutta, and Mis-i Lizzie Grimth (son and daughter). Mr and Mrs E. R. Griffiths, Mountain Ash, (son and daughter-in-law), and Mrs Thomas, Tonypandy (aunt). The bearers were Messrs Daniel Davios, Waenl9.s, Cymmer, Mr Williatrt Lewis, Penpound. two of the oldest inhabitants of the district, E. S. Williams, l E., W. H. Bowen. E. Saumel, John Lewis, David Davies, n. L. Thomas. T. E. Yorath, E. P. Martyn, Ebenezer Morgan, Samuel Brec7.e, the respec- tive heads of various departments at the Cymmer Collieries, David Jonas (manager, Windsor Collieries, Abertridwr). and Thomas Jenkins, surface foremm. Among others pre- sent were Mr W. North Lewis, secretary, Messrs Insoles, Ltd., and the Windsor Steam Coal Co Cardiff; Mr W. James Thomas, Standard Col- lieries, Ynyshir;Mr W.VV. Hood, GKgorgan Coal Co Mr Leonard W. Llewelyn, M.E., Cambrian Collieries Mr Tom Evans, M E.. Llwynypia Mr A. Creed, M.E., Naval Collieries Messrs W, T. Griffiths and Evan Williams, National Colli erics, Wattstown; Mr Jacob Kay, M.E., Treharris Mr J. W. Hutchinson, Lewis Mer- tbyr Collieries Mr W. B. Jones. M.E., Blaon- clydash Councillors J. D. Williams, J.P., Clydach Court R, S. Griffiths, Tonypandy D. R. Jones, Trelierbert; W. T Davies, Porth; David Smith Tvlorstown Thomas Davies. Pentre Morris Morris, Ferndale Drs. C, E. Cochrane and Lionel H. Lewis. Cymmer Dr. Ivor II- Davies. Porth; Dr. Howard Davies, Pontypridd Dr. Burke, Abertridwr Revs. W. Thomas, vicar of Porth and Cymmer; Gwilym Francis, curate E. C. Davies, Ynys- bir Dr Waldo James. Porth; J. Edwards. .Salem Jones, Calfaria J. Lewis, Pisgab John Williams,tiafod — Owen, Cadoxton —. Gronow. Pontvpiidd Messrs J. W. Jones, sur- veyor, R.U.D.C. Joshua E. Williams, Porth T. Millward, solicitor, Pentre Alderman Mor- gan Wiiliams A. J. Williams, solicitor, Ponty- pridd J. W. John. Ynvshir J. P. Thomas, cashier. Insoles, Ltd., Cardiff: S. U. Clode, Pontypridd A. Probert. Ystradmynach Mr C. Dunn. J.P.. Cowbridge Lewis Williams, Aberdare W. T. Leyahon, Pontypridd: T. W. berry, director of educa- tion T. W. Young, Porth T. H. Davies, sec- retary Porth Cottage Hospital D. W. Jones, surveyor David Davies. Garth Hall and Oc- tavius Thomas, Ll wynonn. There was a pro. fusion of floral tributes. Tho service at Maesy- gwyn was conducted by the Rev. C. Tawelfrvn Thomas (Groeswvn).and at thegraveside by the Rev. Bryn Thomas. Ferndale. During the week the bereaved family received no fewer than 591 letters and telegrams conveying ex- pressions of sympathy.
STRUGGLE IN THE SEA. Boatman's Strange Story. Curious evidence was given at an inquest at Westgate on Saturday on a cook named Annie Elizal^eth Mitchell, employed at the West Cliff Hotel, who was drowned from a rowing- boat. The man in charge of the boat, Thomas Emptage, said the woman hired the boat at Margate for a sail to Westgate. He sat with his back to her. attending to the sail, and was not aware of anything wrong until he heard a cry of Help, bel p." He turned round, and saw his fare in the water. He leant over the side to pull Mitchell back, and the boat filling he went into the water, too. He kept tbe woman up for a quarter of an hour. when she let go. and disappeared. He then swim to the boat, which was overturned, but floating in the water, and after clinging to »i-^e ^or some time he was picked up by the Margate fishing vessel Providence. He had DO idea how the accident occurred, and re- pudiated the suggestion that the woman jumped out of the boat to escape his attentions. According to other evidence, Emptage made two st-atementg-one that. Mitchell stood up in the boat and fell overboard, and another that the boat tilted and she fell into the sea The Coroner having commented on the curious nature of the case, the jury returned an open verdict.
A PLUCKY PURSER. At Southampton on Saturday morning an interesting presentation took i>lace onboard the Union Castle liner Briton in the Dresence of the whole of the officers and crew of'the company's officials m London and Southampton. Mr F. J. Mirr.eloes, a partner in Messrs Donald Carrie and Co.. and son-in-law to Sir Donald, pre- sented Mr Uart. the purser, with the Roval Humane Society s medal and certificate for bravery in attempting to rescue a lad who fell overboard near the Equator on May 23rd. Mr Hart, at the timp, wav the purser on the Walmer Castle, and at the cry of Man over. board," without a. moment's hesitation, and not waiting to divest himself of any of his clothing, he plunged o verboard to the rescue. The sea there is lniected with sharks—a num- ber had been seen on the prevoius day-and a heavy sea was running at the time. Mr Mirrie. lees also referred to the gallant action of Second Officer Attwood, who, with some of the crew of the Briton, put out in a very rough sea on August loth, off the African coast, near East London, and sueceeded in rescuing the crew of the waterlogged barque Cingalese.
KINDNESS ENDS IN DEATH. Mf j Mary A. GJimes, a housekeeper, of Wel. lington-place, Canning Town,«eeitig two intoxi- cated women in the street, said. Poor things I know them. them home." She went to assist them, but all fcllin the street. Mrs Giimes was dead when picked up. A doctor told the Coroner on J^aturday death ws. duo to the bursiting of an artery. Acci- dental death was the verdict
Lady Derby, who was thrown from a motor. car on Friday, is progressing favourably.
Y GOLOFN GYMREIG. Dymunir i'n gohebwyr Cymreig gyfeirio eu gohebiaethau, llyfrau i'w hadoiygu, &c.. fel y canlyn—" Ifano, Cil Hcdd, Berth win-street, Cardiff."
AT Y BEIRDD. Yr unig reswm dros bcidio cvhoeddi englyn- ion tystcu J. li-, gan Oswal, yw natur leol y testyn. Englynion da yw'r eiddo Dewi Aur; yr un i Aberporth, efaliai, vw'r gwanaf; ond ergyd i dref yw'r un i'r Anundebwr," aphrydferth iawn yw'r un i'r "Peiydryn," yn enwedig yr asgell gyntaf. Newidiwyd y cyrch—er gweil, goOeithir; ond o?goir, yn sicr, y nam oedd ar y gem. Ltwvddodd Aeronydd i nyddu englvn a hir- a-tboddaui canmoladwy: tlws yw syniad esgyii yr onglyn—gwylltfannau anian yn "erddi" Dnw; a hapus yr ergyd ym mhed- waredd linneli y toddaid—y rhaiadr yn canu "arwrgerdd." Eithr gresÿn na fuasai add as- ach ansodclairvny Uinnell na "hyrwyddwych," a'r ferf "rhoddi" wedi ei gywir i "rydd," yn lie "rodda." Sylwed ei fod wedi ei threiglo'n iawn yn y llinneil nesaf ac yn yr englvn. Uystal yw "Heddgeidwad" Llwyd Llunden, fel y dylai'n union deg gael ei ddyrchafu'n sarjant. Os oes gan y bardd ychwaneg o eng- lynion hapus fel hwn, anfoned hwynt rag- blaen i'r Golofn, Penhiilion da ywrbai Gweledydd i'w Fam," yn enwedig y trydydd. Da iawn, Gwynno: ymae eich "Gweddi" yn delyneg dlos. Clir allithrig, fel arfer, yw Llinos Wyre. leuangc, ac heb lwyr leistroli ei offer lien, yw Ap Dulas: fe wel, ond odid, ddarfod newid llawer ar ei eiriau a'i vmadroddion drwy'r gcrdd i gyd ond fe wnaed hyn yn llawen, am fod ypcnbillion. ertloted eugwisg, yngynnvrch awen, Osgoed ffurfiau anghymen megis "Yn ei urddas 'ramser gynt," muriau moelion 'n cael eu curc," chwalu 'nghyd a'r fan- tell," "deiliaid 'nawr yn huno," etc. Sylwed nni y naill ar 01 y Ílall" nid "unaroly llall"—sy gywir a chain: y naill o ddau neu udwy, bob amser; un o fwy.
BARDDONIAETH. YR ANUNDEBWR. O'i du i hun mae'n ofni dod.—ei banes Drwv iiynv sy'n ddrewdod CvnfTonwr yw'r gwr <ii-god, Aniben, ga'i gydnabod. Dcwi A nr.
PELYDPtYN. Pelydryn svdyn a svw,—eheda Mor hudol a cheinfyw Ar ei hynt, chwareugar yw; O'r haul, bud siriol ydyw. Dewi Aur.
ABERPORTH. Aberporth! cymhorth rhag cwyn—hyf achos Afiechyd anaddfwyn; Yma. iach ystor yw'r mor mwyn, Waa. ddegau bob haf yn ddigwyn. Dewi Aur.
Y GRUG. Clau geinwedd i'r clogwYDi-wea i'r rhos rhydd uchelfri; Drwy'i wawr hardd, dyry ei Ri Liwiau urddol i'w erddi. Cwmtaf. Aeronvdd,
pWYN COLL Ajf[DRISWYN. Idriswyn a aeth drosodd—i fro Nef, Yr bon a fawr hoffodd Drwy ei oes, a roes yn rhodd Delaid i'r H wn a'i daliodd. Aiddgar, wir hygar Gymreigydd ;—i'n hiaith I'r eithaf bu'n noddydd Ac i'w wlad yn gu wyliedydd, A lienor .1 dawn llawn o'r dydd- Dewi Aur.
YR HEDDGEIDWAD. Tirion wr gwych. tarian i'r gwar,—ceidwad Hedd, eadarn ddyn swyddgar; Dvbiryn, ei ganlyn gar A ï gyrchu'n syth i garcliar. Llwyd Llunden.
FY MAM. (Cyfadda? i gerddoriaeth. Buddugol yn Eis- teddfod Gadeiriol Resolfen, Mai 19, 1906.) Magwyd fi yn dyner, tyner, Ar dirioiaf iron fy mam; Ni dderbyniaia i un amser Ar ei dwvlaw r Heiaf gam: Mwy ei gofal hi am danaf Nag arn dam hi ei hun Pan yn groes. hiwenai arnaf, Gan roi cusan ar fy min. Dysgodd modd i gerdded Sa.nct.iidd lwybrau rbin amoesj Dysgodd itni 'r ffordd i fyned Ar fy Rgliniau wrth y Groes; I Er fy mwyn, yn blentyn eiddil, Gwvliai 'n effro ganol nos: Ni fu mam erioed yn gynil Ar fy ngruddiau 'n planu rhos. Heddyw gwelaf worth ei cherydd, Pan i'r "aswy" gwvro wnawn; Bwrw mse'r "wialen" beunydd Gnwd o felus sypiau grawn. Cusan, cerydd, a cbynghor, Yw canllawiau aur fy oes Deigryn dwys fy mam yw'r trysor Penaf feddaf dan fy nghroes: Gweledydd.
GWEDDI'R RAHDD AR BEN MYNYUD. Yn unigedd pen y mynydd Gwna, fi'n fardd i ganu th glodydd Gyda thelynorion gwynddydd, 0 fy Nuw; Dyro imi a wen loyw o sidanaidd gerddiad hoyw: Rho enemiod rhag iy marw Cyn im' fyw. 0 na chawn rywadnabyddiaelb, A chael teirnlo vsbrydoliaeth Yn diferu o gynysgaeth Awen wir. O! anadla awenyddol Fyw fcddyliau addurniadol Ar fy ysbryd o'r tragwyddol Ddoniau clir, 'Rwyf yn ffynonellau Beunydd. beunydd, i ryw raddau, Bron a. sychu eu tarddiadau Dyma gur! Doed y gwlith a'r per gawodydd I iieiddio f awn beunydd Twf yn dryfrith ar eu meusydd, Flodau pur. Doed, chwareued yr awelon Ar delynau r blodau tlvsion, Gan greu eerddi byw, ireiddion, I fy Naf;- Moli'r boreu jryda'r 'hedydd, Canu'n moethder y canolddydd, Ac ymuno'n ngbor yr hwyrddydd. o mor haf. Gwynno.
ADDA AC EFA YN YR ARDD. Pan grewyd Adda glyd Ac Efa lawen, Phoe3 Duw y ddau yn nghyd I gadw Eden; 0 acleg hyfryd, bur, IIeb bechod yn y tir; Ni sangai poen na chur Ar frou daearen. Dcdwyddvvch gwir a hedd I Fodolai yno; I Ni tliybiai dyn fod bedd Yn llechu dano; Daearol Wynfa gun, Mor lan a'r Nef ei hun, I Heb angeu ar ei min < O hyd blino. Hyfrydwch a mwynhad calon, Yn mysg danteithion rhad Y ffrwythau bylon; Daeth diafol. drwy y lien, hyf ei ben, A dygodd goron wen Yr ardd a'i dynion! 'Rol bwyia ffrwyth y pren Byw, gwaharddedig Fe wgai'r nef uwebben Y teulu gwledig; Eu Duw a" u gyrodd hwy J hel eu t:HI1¿tid mwy O! dyna erchyll glwy' I'w bron lygredig. Llundain. LUnos Wyre,
YR ADFAIL AR Y BRYN. Lie v gwelwyd tvddyn maethlon Yn ei urddas ddyddiau gynt, Heddyw gwelir muriau noethion I gynddaredd glaw a gwynt. Llawer i genhedlaeth fagwyd Rhwng y muriau tewion hyn, Llawer gweddi a offrymwvd Yn yr adfail »r y bryn. Os vw'r nenfwd wedi'i chwalu fantell simneu fawr; A'r parwydydd wedi'u llosgi Oil yn lludw ar 7 llawr, Os yw'i ddeiliaid oil yn huno Obry'n dawel yn y glyn, Mae rhyw swvn yn Para eta Yn yr adfail ar 7 bryn, Gylch v ddor y tyf Y blodau Berpxoglent gcr ei fron; Gwelr anian ar ei goreu Yn addurno'r fangre Ion; Wrth ei dalcen tyf y lorwg- Deil ei afael ynddo n dyn: o mor swynol yw cac- golwg Ar vr adfail ar y bryn. Clvwir ynddo swn ehediaid Yn telori yn ei nCD, Ambell irefo blith y defald Yn cyduno mawl uwchben A'r hen gloddiau arno cbwarddanfc Pan yn blodau gwyn; Mae'r gweledig oil mewn moliant Gylch yr adfail ar y bryn. Yntau hsfyd sydd yn moli, Pe gwrandawem f r ei lef, A'r hen furiau Ac yn dyrchu lief;" A phan elorn oil > orwedd Yn ngorpnwysfa bridd y glyn, Para i foli hyd v diwedd Fydd xt adfail ar y bryn. Talgareg. Ap Dulae.
— FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. Hunch Tree. By CARL MEYALL. Long ago—very long ego, in a far away forest, grew a tree which in its youth was so bent by a storm that it never grew quite the same again, and was not so beautiful as the stately trees around. When the stately trees saw this they drew their branches away, shook their leaves con- temptuoulv, and, nodding their heads, said scornfully Look at Hunch tree When poor Hunch tree heard this he hung his head, wept and pined. and as he never looked up at the sun hr was on the road to consumption, when one day the North wind loared down the valley, and seizing Hunch trfe, nearly tore him out of the ground as he said sternly What do you mean by not doing your duty 1" Tell me my duty, oh North wind, and I wili try to do it," said Hunch tree humbly. This appeased North wind, and in solemn tones he said: "You have a lesson to learn from all. Take each lesson right down into your heart, and then give it out again when. ever you have a chance." Teach me my first lesson, oh North wind," said Hunch tree. In a deep voice like the roaring of a great; organ through cathedral aisles, North wind told of his home in the s lent land where great bergs of ice neve? melt, where the white snow is everlasting, and few men. dwell. Is God there?" asked Hun ch tree. Yes, ruling the ice and snow to fulfil his purpose," said North wind. Then he went on his way, and Hunch tree took the lesson deep down into his heart, and pondered so long on the solemn voice of the North wind that next day there was heard a new note in his leaves. and the stately trees wordered and said Hunch tree was trying to show off, and it was absurd. As he sang. East wind same shrieking down the valley, and caught t he sound, Tell me the meaningof your song, B unch tree." he said. So Hunch tree told him of the land of ice, and snow, and the midnight sun. In return East wind spoke of his work. "Over the fields I go," said he, I dry the land that is bare and brown, so that the husbandman rejoices to gee the earth growing frea from moisture, and lie comes with tiis tiny seed and drops it in the land I have prepared for him. Then I whistle merrily like this. and many months after I am gone my work bears fruit, and the husbandman laughs and sings with the joy of harvest Is God there?" said Hunch tree Yes-He lays His hand on the tiny seed in the dark earth, and changes it. to golden grain, I; good food for man and heat" With a merry whistle East wind went his way, and Hunch tree pondered on the sound of his voice, and next day added another note to his song. When the stately trees heard it they said Hunch tree is growing conceited—it is disgusting." As he sang the West wind came lilting down the valley. Tell me the meaning of vour song. Hunch tree," he said, and when Hunch tree had told him all he had learnt. West wind said I sing over the summer sea where people dance over the waves in search of health, and great ships bear good things from one distant land to another. Then I change my song of the sea, and the mighty ocean, stirred by my breath, rolls mountains high, and the billows boom like thunder, aud the angry waves swirl and hiss. then sometimes thos3 who do busi- ness in those deep waters go down into the depths and are seen no more." Is God there?" said Hunch tree. Yes—He holds the waters in the hollow of His hand, and those whom He has called down into the depths sleep calmly." West wind went on his way. Hunch tree thought of the murmuring waves kissing the shore and gently sucking back from the beach- He thought of the boom and roar of lhe storm. tossed sea of the West wind's lilting eong, and when next the stately trees heard him they said: Hunch tree is presumptuous He is an upstart," South wind, siahing down the valley, said softly: "Tell me your secret, Hunch tree." Hunch tree told him all he knew; then South wind sang to him of lands where the sun is golden, where the orange grows and birds of brilliant plumage dart through the scented air. Is God there?" said Hunch tree, Yes-He touches the land with His finger, and it blossoms like the rose and brings forth richly." Then South wind went on his way. and Hunch tree sang so wonderful a song that the stately trees said it was witchcraft, and Hunch tree ought to be burned. Then came birds of all kinds and sang their song to Hunch tree. Tho lark taught him a morning and evening hymn of praise. And every bird large and small showed him how God was in all their song. Hunch tree took each note down into his heart, aod as his song grew richer the stately trees became first alarmed, then green with envy, and finally yellow with jealousy because they could sing no such won- dcrful song. But there came a night when Hunch tree wept this was when the nightingale sang his song. It is too wonderful for me," he said I can never learn your secret." Jug-Jug, said the nightingale, which meant", yes you can." Then the nightingale in soft whisper told him the keynote was Love," and that God is Love, and where pure love was there was God and Heaven. So Hunch tree learnt the nightingale's song. Then came a little brown bird who sat silent in his branches. Teach me your song, little brown bird." said Hunch tree. It is so simple you would despise it, for I have only two notes in my voics." I despise none and learn from all," said Hunch tree humbly. I come from the smoky, grimy town. where there are miles of house." said the sparrow. Yesterday I was in a squalid alley, and as I perched on the windowsill of a poor room I peeped in and saw a half-starved woman weeping and I heard her say There is no hope anywhere; God has forgotten. I will not try to do right any more. This made me so sad I longed-for a wonderful song like the night ingale, but as this was notmine I justsang my two notes—' Cheer up, cheer up and when the woman heard it she lifted her head and said You are a little bird sent from God, I will cheer up.' So Hunch tree added "cheer up to his song, and it was more wonderfu than before. # 1 One day there sat beneath his shade a young man and miid. both beautiful to look upon. and they whispered so softly that Hunch tree had to bend his boughs to catch their words. We will love each other for all time with a love which is stronger than death. That night Hunch tree added some of the sweetest of all notes to his glorious song. Next day an older man ana woman came with a little child, and as they rested beneath his boughs Hunch tree heard the young father say I would not exchange the love of my wife and child for all the gold in the wcrld." Then Hunch tree sang of this. Then camo two who were neither young nor beautiful, but Hunch tree listened and took these words deep down into his heart Old wife, we have been through many a trouble together, but our love has stood the test, and is like gold tried in the fire." That evening, when the sun was setting, a bent aid lady with a cracked voice and wrinkled brow came that way. She leaned heavily on the arm of her daughter, who with loving care guided her steps. Hunch tree heard her say. My old age is bright as yon setting sun, because of the love and care of my child." Then.ao passing sweet was the song of Hunch tree that when there came a man with thoughfui face ho cried joyfully At latlt I have found the tree I have sought 60 long. Cut it down." When the sately trees saw Hunch tree cut down and bore away, they wagged their heads and cried Pride must have a fall that is the end of his persumptuous song." But they were wrong. The man cut out Hunch tree's heart, and with loving care fashioned it into quite a new shape. Many a long year was he at his work. Not the smallest flaw would, be permit. At last Hunch tree bore a new shape and a. new name. Many and many a year went by. Many and many a scene Hunch tree saw, but with tiGle his song grew richer, fuller, and sweeter. When not singing his song he lived in a house lined with velvet. There came a night when white hands with slender lingers lifted him out of his house and a soft voice whis- pered to him Oh, my dear little strad, do your best to-night, when I lay my bow upon your heart for if I fail tonight I fail for all time, and I have tried through years of want and toil to learn the mystery of your song." Then Hunch tree looked round and saw a vast hall where lour thousand people sat still as mice waiting to hear what he would say. Then as the girl with the pale face drew her bow across his heart, ha sang all that he bad learnt from the winds, the birds, and from human love. The joy of the lark, the plaint of the nightingale, the cheer up of the sparrow,, the mystery and grandeur of creation; in:l those who listened held their breath ancltears shone in their eyes. It was like heaven, whispered a faifgirl. Then God is in my heart," thought Hunch Irea, or to give him his new name, the Stradi- varius violin,
RANDOLPH." Lord Roseber/s NewBook CHARMING REMINISCENCES. Lord Rosebery gives his reminiscences and impressions of the late Lord Randolph Churchill in a volume which was published on londay by Mr Arthur L. Humphreys, of 187, Piccadilly. Lord Rosebery seldom touches any subject, either in his speeches or writings, without investing it with particular interest and this remark applies especially to what he has to say about ono of the most striking pel" sonalities in the political world of the latter half of the nineteenth century. L0rd Itosebery as a personal friend had, perhaps, better oppor- tunities than most of his contemporaries of forming an estimate of Lord Randolph, and what he has to tell us in the graceful diction and felicitous phraso which characterise liis style forms a valuable supplement to Mr Win- ston Churchill's biography of his father. Of Mr Winston Churchill's book he speaks in eulogistic terms. If there be a flaw," he says, if there be a want unsatisfied, it is. perhaps, that we are not treated to more of Randolph's crisp, pointed, and delightful letters. The reason is, no doubt, that they were too crisp, pointed, and delightful for present publication. What a fascinating volume could be provided by his voluminous correspondence with Lord Salisbury, himself so skilful with bis pen. But this for the present generation, at any rate, is, I presume, forbidden fruit." Before leaving the subject of Mr Winston Churchill's Life," Lord Rosebery deals with the alleged compact with Mr Parnell, about which at one time there wosso much con troversy. He says," There can be, 1 think, no question, in any impartial mind that there was a valid, though unwritten, understanding with the Irish loader, of which many in high position among the Tories may have been unconscious and of which Lord Randolph was the medium and the channel .It may, perhaps, be held, without doing him any injustice, that Randolph was prepared to con- cede almost all the Irish demands except that which is popularly and sentimentally known as Home Rule.' But on that issue he was im- movable. I never heard him use but one language with regard to it—that it was im- pÖ9¡jble." A considerable portion of the volume is de- voted to the circumstances attending Lord Randolph's resignation as a member of Lord Salisbury's Government, to the part he played in the Fourth Party, his advocacy of Tory Democracy and his speeches. Lord Rosebery defines Tory Democracy as The Wolf of Radicalism in the sheepskin of Toryism." AN EMOTIONAL MOUSTACHE. Interest, however. will unquestionably con- centrate chiefly upon the personal eifment.and Lord liosebery presents us with this graphic and characteristic description of Lord Ran- dolph :— Randolph's personality was one full of charm, both in public and in private lie. His demeanour, his unespectedness, his fits of caressing humility, his impulsiveness, his tinge of violent eccentricity. his apparent dare- devilry, made him a fascinating companion w[1i!e his wit. his sar(,8sm. his piercing per- sonalities, his elaborate irony, and his effective delivery gave astonishing popularity to his speeches. Nor were his phvsical attributes without their attraction. HiS slim boyish figure, his moustache which had an emotion of its own, his round protruding eye, gave a com- pound interest to bis speeches and his conver- sation. His laugh, which has been described as jaylike wis indeed not melodious, but in its verv weirdness and discordance it was merri- ment itself." All this i?> in the true Itoseberian vein, and the humorous description of the moustache which had an emotion of its own" will be appreciated by all who were ever thrown into close personal contact with the subject of the sketch. Then we have a charming picture of Randolph iu his school days and of his rela- tions with hÎ3 family :— I first saw Randolph Churchill (says Lord Rosebery) at Eton—a small boy in an extremel y disreputable hat. Now, the hat was at Eton in those days almost as notable a sign of con- dition as among the Spanish nobility. More. over, his appearance was reckless-his com- panions seemed much the same he was. in a word, but a pregnant word at Eton, a Scug. His elder brother had left Eton before I came, because, I think, of some difference with the authorities as to the use of a catapult Ran- dolph looked as if he, too, mightdifter with the authorities on any similar issue." RANDOLPH'S RESIGNATION. Dealing with Lord Randolph's resignation. Lord Rosebery says It is largely to be ex- plained by physical causes Randolph's ner- vous system was always tense and highly strung a condition which largely contributed to his oratorical success, but which was the principal cause of his political undoing. it is co my mind more than doubtful if Ran- dolph intended hi. resignation 1;0 be defiuite. But even if it were accepted he felt certain that he would be soon restored to office and to greater power on the shoulders of the party. I told him once not long after the event that after reading his letter to Lord Salisbury I had come to the conclusion that it was not intended as a resignation. He an- swered that f was right, and that he only in- tended it as the beginning of a correspondence, but that Lord Salisbury clinched it at once, Of course, he added, he intended eventually to send an ultimatum. Lord Salisbury had realised the poignant fact that he himself was a Tory, and that his young partner was a Radical constantly urging Radi- cal mensures. The Frime lini9ter at every Cabinet meeting was being pushed in direc- tions that he detested." THE LAST SAD PHASE. Then came his South African tour. Al- ready," said Lord Rosebery, "I think the cruel disease which was to paralyse and kill him had begun to affect him.. The pro- gress of the disease was slow at first, but its signs were obvious, and when it began his career was closed. Why pecall those last days except to recall the pity of them?—his de- voted mother hoping against hope for his future, his own feverish energy, the brilliant light fluttering out in the lull glare of day 1 There was no curtain, no retirement; he died by inches in public." It was a. Strange, fitful career," continues the writer. one of the most singular and in- teresting of that century, only less dramatic than that of Disraeli. He had all or almost all the quahties that go to make up success in politics. He was a born party leader. He was bl:illiant, courageous, resourceful and un- embarrassed by scruple he bad fascination, audacity, tact; great and solid ability welded with the priceless gift of concentration mar- vellous readiness in debate and an almost un- rivalled skill and attraction on the platform for he united in an eminent degree both the Parliamentary and the popular gifts, a com- bination which is rarer than is usually gup- posed." Such is the author's estimate of his abilities. Here is another side of his character: "He had a faithful and warm heart. From child- hood he had been the best of sons, and the whole soul of bis mother was with him to the end. While still a lad he ruled his family with autocratic affection, and the affec. tion was unstintedly returned. His friend- ships were singularly staunch. He was buman-eminently human—full of faults, as he himself well knew, but not unpardonable faults pugnacious, outrageous, fitful, petulant, but eminently loveable and winning." Lord Rosebery considers that Lord Randolph was best on the platform before a great audience. What strikes Lord Rosebery chiefly in these speeches is their audacity and their extravagance,, as if ho deemed anything good enough for the ferocious enthusiasm of mass meetings." HIS PLACE IN HISTORY. What is his place in history ?'" is the next question propounded, and Lord Rosebery answers it: He will long be cited as a political prodigy he will encourage those who wi3h to playa great figure in youth he will be studied for the methods of bis extraordinary success. He will be pathetically memorable too for the dark cloud which gradually enveloped him, and in which he passed away. He was the chief mourner at his own protracted funeral-a public pageant of gloom y years."
ROOSEVELT'S SON ARRESTED. New York, Friday.—Mr Roosevelt's son, Theodore, has just been the hero of an incident which is not without its amusing side. Some Harvard students were skylarking on Boston Common, and in the course of their gambols they managed to hurt a constable who tried to interfere with them. On the appearance of the patrol they fled, but the police arrested young Mr Roosevelt and three others and took them on the hurry-up wagon to tho police sta- tion. When brought before the magistrate, Theo- dore explained that he had not attempted to escape because he was merely an innocent by- stender, and in fact would be only too glad to testify against, tho policeman's assailants. The magistrate, who appeared to be much moved by the gravity of his situation, observed, Your fatber's son would not tell a lie. You may go free."
VETERAN NEWPORT J.P. Mr Richard Lay bourne, J.P., of Malpas, on Saturday celebrated liis 82nd birthday. The fact was mentioned at Newport County Police Court by Mr John Green, a brother magistrate, who tendered to Mr Layboutne on behalt of his colleagues and himself their congratulations. Mr Baker Jones (solicitor) and Mr Llewelin (clerk) joined in wishing Mr Laybourne many happy returns of the day. Mr Laybourne cordially acknow- ledged the felicitations of the Court.
MISSING AB-ERAVON WIFE. Sorne eight weeki ago the wife of Mr W. H. Brimficld, tobufccnist, Aberavon, left her home. saying sbe wa. going away for 3. "hrt holiday to Bath, and laking her child with her. Four days later the husband reccived a letter from Cardiff, telling him not to expect a letter from her again for wme time to como. lie iI not heard from her since.
Express Nearly Wreckea ALARMING NEWCASTLE AFFAIR- A Newcastle correspondent ^!e^g^ross 8$ the Scotch express which leit Lif^i ana1*0- 10 o'clock on Saturday night 'wcaStle escape from serious disaster at f, frato Sunday morning. Just after ti er the passed over the high-level bridg engine Tyne to run into Newcastle sttJOUn ine. The of the express collided with a light i0«inguP" impact was slight, as the train wast ster goo30 Had the express been travelling a. ve gone part of the train would probably j0. into the river. As it. was, the eD^*n I)asset)ger3 railed and thJ track torn up. j had to walk back to Gateshead ao" tra"0' Newcastle, being forwarded by a were d About a thousand local Passengers Leeds laye-i from two to three hours, and .de expréSS was kept three hours outsi head.
VILL OF ALD. EDWIN GROVE- Charitable Bequests. Alderman Edwin Grove, J.P., D D », don View, Stow Park, Newport, noi^e auditor of the Ebbw Vale Co., chalrflernif1!J County Council, of the County 0 aSuret Body (jf Secondary Schools, and first of the University of Wales, who die 19th July last, aged 74 years, left es^ jina gross value of £ 12.197 15s 3d, lis 2^' Bonalty of the net value of v l905» Probate of his will dated the 27th with codicil of the 19th August, v gbiP* granted to Mr Thomas Henry Mordey» broker, and Mr John Martin Wood, a.^C<le9t»^oC both of Newport, to each of whom the bequeathed £100, and power is rese eeotot grant probate also to the other named. Mr Grove left his house. ^or0i»fl View, to his wife, Mrs Annie Grove, 10*1 year after his death, with remainder aJJ(j son, Frank Grove, and to his sa /kxS^ his daughters Elsie Mary Hoaken and Caroline Sa.ies he left siiver 3X1 Qotipty plate presented by the Monmouth Council. He left £ 1,500 to his daught0r» Mary Hosken, and to his daughter, Caroline Saies, be left his house, 58, TOd to ton-square, London, and a sum of £7a his son, Prank Grove, he left testator left annuities of William Grove, and £13 each to Fanny Grove and Edith Cashmore, and brother, Jabez Grove, he left a legacy Oate lIS The testator left the residue 0f bisi efl1 .gg&t trust for bis wife during her life or wij and subject to her interest he bequeath jjf following sums for religious and charitab poses :— B100 to the Newport, Mon., Society towards paying off the debt, If ing at the time of his wife's death, 0 Phillips Memorial Hall. £100 to the Monmouth Congreg Union, to be applied in the purchase ot cípleØ and pamphlets setting forth the PfiijjjU and doctrines of Church Congregatio jjg- and of Free Church spiritual life, to at- tributed gratuitously at the annua M' ings of the sa.id Union. b ø.. Congregational cbUff jjja Maindee erected within five yearJL(- b's death, or should he have given £2 j to lifetime, then this legacy is to be reduce £25. f flop* £100 to the United Kingdom Band 0 Union.. £50 to the Pontvmoile (Mon.) £50 to the Colonial Missionary £50 to the Protestant Alliance. £5j to the United Kingdom Alliance* £50 to the Salvation Army.. rfatftl £50 to the Congregational Union Abstinence £50 to the Brecon Memorial Congreg8, College. tioø1 £50 to the Bristol Western Collgreg80 College. rhtS^^ The testator bequeathed £ 100 to A', Lewis Barfoot, £ 300 each to his grandcW Arthur James Webber and Enid Marion and £ 2,000 to his daughters, Mrs Iloske Mrs Saies. The residue of his estate- suwj other provisions, the testator left to h Prank Grove, and his daughters, Mrs sØ, and Mrs Saies, in equal shares as tena common. Will of Mr J. E. Aubrey, Burry port, Mr John Evan Aubrey, of Pemberton 1511 Burry Port, Carmarthen, who died 011 th ,ød August last, left estate valued at 1.0 bK probate of his will has been grante widow, 1\lrs Ann Aubrey.
CRYSTAL PALACE BAND FESTIVAL Thirteen Welsh Bands EnteredtM About 200 brass bands competed b: Crystal Palace on Saturday in the guinea and other contests. Thirty" afØoø irorn Wales were entered as follov? Championship, Aberaman Silver (coli)1t g, Mr T. Valentine) and Tonyrcfail ( rtPyt Bentley); Grand Shield Section, Lewisbie geC Coal Band (Mr J. Locker) Junior uitff tion, Nantymoel (Mr W. Smith); P^ -po** Shield Section, Albion Colliery (Mr A- and Gilfach Goch (Mr W. G. Paterson'' p 0' liminary Cup Section. Blaengwynfi Burditt) Caerphilly (Mr T. Kastwood)> T* bran (Mr L. Edwards), Senghenydd I y); Eastwood), and Ynyshir (Mr J. It- -Wji -ga Consolation Cup Section, Bargoed go^ wood) Reed Band Section, 3rd V.J'* Wales Borderers (Mr S. T. Roderick). The awards included the following :W'nltllo$lf Thousand Guinea Trophy.—1, I. 4. Temperance 2, Linthwaite 3, Sha 1> Wyke 5, Pemberton Old 6, Goodsb»w Irwell Springs., ,yglel Preliminary Challenge Cup.—1- /jO** Borough 2, Great Central Railway Mexboro'l 3. Wrellbank 4, Grand Shield-Second Spe Steel Works 2, Guiaborough Priory I with Oid 4. Heptonstall 5. Middlesbr ^0 JuniorCup Competition—1,South B'9,1 gpd » and Rylmrn Valley 2, Sunderland Ea8 ,^er#- 3, Rockingham Colliery 4, Leigh Preliminary Shield Section 1. (ixXtefo Band, Hull; 2, Albion Colliery; 3. Goch 4, Leamington Royal Spa. Reed Section.—1, V.B. Buffs 2. 4. and District 3, 4th V.B. Notts RegllDeø Heading Temperance. In the preliminary cup section the ^o henydd Band was disqualified becau members were absentwhen the band t0tpe^ to compete. An application for reinsta cft\\eP Vffus made on the ground that they wer0;ng upon earlier than was anticipated °^ two other bands having fallen out. paP" afternoon it was announced that tb8llueØ" might part under protest, but severa. bers had then gone away. In the evening a concert was massed band, comprising nine of the cha ship competitors, including
KENT COAL. Another Valuable Seam- On Thursday the Kent Coal coøctø of Company boring on the Waltershare Elito tb8 the Earl ot Guildford, about six mileS north of Dover, proved a valuable minOj. 4in. in thickness, of hard, bright, bit coal at a depth of 1,834 leet. 1^ '^jygis identical to a previous seam, the an 4 P" which showed only 3 per cent. of asb, v0laU,f cent. fixed carbon, and 33 per cent. matter, thus ranking with the very J^Lork^it send or Silkstooe. This is the secon w /Jeg,t%1 seam proved in this boring, the previ° being 20 inches associated with two clay. The Kent Coal Concessions y pole have acquired surrounding this 0°'8&- s,Cref mineral rig h lis under more than ? under the estates of the principal lan, beiØ of the neighbourhood. Exploration I of JJrt vigorously pushed under the Boyd Dawk ns. Another borinlC IS 1 down about three miles to the a°| „ £ ts s1Jø collieries have been started and sl1 several hundred of feet.
SAVING MONTAGU GUNS. Successful Operations.j The Liverpool Salvage Company. undertaken the work of salving the 9ucce"f([ and other gear of H.M.S. MontagiJi pO fully salved tho third gun, which -j* gun of the after barbette, at ° to 0 Saturday morning. It was then yak j. broko Dockyard by H.M.S. Al11ga. othSe..tí' weather still holding fine, with asoi iniine:J,f the wrecked vessel, preparations weratd gt1it: atelv made to sling the last or s tTrecei^ another lighter being at hand to ear11 ed The preparations being comp .Jfully'l/«iy Sunday morning the gun was success^ ggjej and lowered down the sliding wa £ —ch _gt placed in the lighter at noon ing by the salvage men, who, wit ^y able leader, Captain Young, asswte" o0 Williams, have worked like ™fa0t work, the difficulty and magnitu few people can realise.
A NATIONAL ARMY. Speech by the War Mr Haldane, the Secretary f°r on Saturday night at Prestonpa • tbe lieved we had reached a stage W g ag J* ftl lar Army must accept the ^_tbe belonging to one organisation to-da? ai<t Army. He believed it was tru their .Ce° sgd officers of the Regular forces an „ ey posse were more alive to the fact tn 0f splendid material in the oUgbt auxiliary forces, and that th Y one corps with the Army, and what was true man» true of the men. Every «t* this autumn had witnesscd g-ia'i^ifl* sire on the part of the combine the Volunteers, | 0|e, (Chee and Regular troops into o
————f ]y]> J3. The two-ypar old daughter bc|ord0p t New-road, Deri, fcdl wa.s irnp»' house on Saturday, anci to ,ts railing, ^staining severe mju £ )r# Xufner etitched w