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BIRTHS,MARRIAGES, & DEATHS BIRTHS. BATTEN.—On May 27th, at 56, Tudor-road, Cardiff, to Mr and Mrs S. Batten a son. 272n BURNETT.—On the 27th ult., at Marseilles, to Mr and Mrs P. L. Burnett a son (daughter of Oliver Hugh Thomas, Neath). x415n DA VIES.—At the Surgery, Wattstown, on the 26th nit., the wife of Dr. T. J. Davies of a son. 131 EWENS.-On Tuesday, May 26th, at 38, Theobald- road, Canton, to Mr and Mrs J. Bishop Ewens, a daughter. 73n HEALD.-30th ult., to Mr and Mrs J. Arthur Heald, Beaumont," Church-road, Whitchurch, a son. 628n LEAN.-On 31st May, at 143, Cathedral-road, Cardiff, to Mr and Mrs Frederick J. Lean a son. 6 LEES.-On Monday, May 25th, at Snailton, Pembroke- shire, Mr and Mrs W. E. Lees, a son. LEW IS.—On Thursday, 28th May. to Mr and Mrs Fred Everard Lewis, 39, Stanwell-road, Penarth, a daughter. 380 MORGAN.-At 188, Cathedral-road, Cardiff, on May 29th, the wife of Charles Morgan, of a daughter. 529 YEOLAND.—May 28th, at 236, Cowbridge-road, to Mr and Mrs Donald H. Yeoland a son. 364n MARRIAGE. CASE-FERRIS.-On June let, at St. Saviour's Church, Splott, Wm. Jas. Case, of Penarth, to Mabel Ferris, of Cardiff. 834 MORGAN-BRYANT.-On June 2nd, at Trinity, Aberdare, Harrv Morgan, Abergorky Collieries, youngest son of Mr John Morgan, Abernantygroes, Cwmbach, to Margaret (Daisy), daughter of the late Thomas Bryant. Jenkin-street, Aberdare. 953 NEALE-SPENCE.-On the 28th ultimo, at Ystradfellte,, by the Rev. Wm. Jones, Howard Kingsley Neale, second son of J. J. Neale, J.P., Lynwood, Park-road, Penarth, to Ethel, eldest daughter of John Spence, Hartforth Lodge, Vic- toria-road, Penarth. 391 PHILLIPS—WILLIAMS.—On 2nd June at St. Elvan's Church, Aberdare, by the Rev. W. Herbert Jones, B.A., assisted by the Rev. W. T. Phillips, B.A., Kidderminster (brother of the bridegroom), and the Rev. E. T. Davies, M.A., Penarth (cousin of the bridegroom), J. F. Phillips, younger son of the late Mr James Phillips (late traffic manager, Powell Duffryn Co., Aberdare), to Gwladys E. Williams, youngest daughter of the late Mr R. H. Williams, Pontypridd, and sister of Mrs Hughes, Boot Hotel. x482 DEATHS. AUBREY.—Mt3 Aubrey (late of Tongwynlais), on the 24th ult., at 12, Bailey-street, Ton Pedtre. aged 77. BOWEN.—At CilgerraB, on Friday, May 29th, William Bowen, mason, Trehafod. -.BUTCHER—May 25th. at 32, Peari-street, Cardiff, John, the beloved husband of Matilda Butcher. DA VIES.-On the 27th ult., at 38, Wellington-street Cardiff (suddenly), William Davies, coal-trimmer, aged 44 years. DAVIES.—Mary Ann (aged 50 years), of Park Villas, Glan-road, Aberdare, beloved wife of Evan Davies, formerly of the Globe Hotel, Aberdare. DAVISON.—May 25th, at 97, Stacey-road, Cardiff,' Eliza Davison, widow of the late Peter Davison, of Bristol, in her 81st year. Interred at Arno's Vale, Bristol. 881n EDWARDS.—On May 25th, John Edwards, Penrheol Farm, near Tylorstown. EVANS.—On the 31st Idt., at Cartlett House, Haver- forflwest, Mary, the beloved wife of D. Evans, Superintendent to the Prudential. GOODRICH.—On the 28th ult., at 37, High-street, Barry, James Edward Goodrich, aged 27. GRYLLS.—On the 2nd inst., at The Pines, Llanishen, William GryUs (late manager London and Provincial Bank, Cardiff), aged 70 years. HENN tSSEY,—On the 26th ult., at 16, Ruperra-street, James, the beloved husband of Helen Hennessey. HUlSH.—Oo Sunday last, at the Victoria Hotel" Beaufort, David Huish, aged 62. JENKINS.—On 26th May, John Jenkins, late of Brecon, age 76 years. 653n JONES.—On Saturday, May 30th, at 3, Francis-street, off Wood-road, Pontypridd, David Jones, carpenter, aged 77, one of the oldest inhabitants of Pontypridd. JONES.—May 27th, John Griffith Jones, tailor and draper, Mary-street. Dowlais, aged 69 years. KENT.-May 28th, at Belmont Villa, Mountain Ash, Mrs Anne Kent, aged 68. MAPLESDEN.—May 29th, at 3. Bute-crescent, Albert Maplesden, the beloved husband of Elizabeth Maplesden, suddenly passed away, aged 51 years. Deeply mourned. MORGAN.—May 24th, at the Royal Stores, Treorky, David Morgan, in his 56th year. PARKMAN.—Mav 27th, at 90, Woodland-road, Barry, Reginald Richard (Reggie), beloved son of Isaiah and Annie Parkman, aged 10 years. PHILLIPS.—On the 26th May at Fern Villa, Morriston, Daniel Phillips, formerly of Merthyr. REES -May 29th, at Pontycymmer, Thomas Rees (late Plymouth Collieries, Troedyrhiw), Under Manager Ffaldau Collieries, aged 68. REES.—May 31st, at 44, Lyndhurst-street, Canton, Cardiff, David Rees, aged 64. (late carpenter and joiner for 8. A. Brain & Co.) after a. long and pain- ful iliness. RENNELS.—May 29th, at 238, Bute-road, Elizabeth, the beloved wife of John W. Rennels, age 59 years. ROPER.—May 29th, at 34, Claude-road, Cardiff, Mary, the beloved wiie of the late George Roper. 429n THOMAS.—On May 30th, at 30, Wyeverne-road, Catbays, Elizabeth widow of John Thomas, in her 77th year. 803n WILLIAMS.—May 25th. at Tynyberllan, Llantrisant, Rachel, the beloved wife of Thomas Williams, Lime Merchant. WILLIA.MS.-May 29th, at London House, Cow- bridge, Frank, son of John Williams, draper, aged 24.
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SATURDAY,. JUNE 6, 1908. THE PEOPLE'S BURDENS. Tariff Reform," "Broadening the Basis of Taxation," or by whatever name the Unionists prefer to call it in order to juggle with the understanding of the people of this country, Protection is a fine scheme to place the burdens of taxa- tion on the shpulders of the people. Des- cribe it as they will, it comes back to tax- ing the commodities of thepeople, and Mr Austen Chamberlain has been compelled to denounce the parrot-cry of the Tariff Reformers that Tariff Reform means work for all." It means less work, poorer wages, and dearer food and the common- est. necessities of life. There is no resting- place for the Tariff Reformers. No gooner do they raise one cry than it has to make way for another. The newest is Broadening the basis of taxation." Mr Lloyd George delivered a slashing attack on Mr Balfour and the Tariff Reformers for their tactics. In a debate on the Budget proposals the Chancellor of the Exchequer challenged Mr Balfour to state that the Unionists would not tax wheat and meat. Mr Balfour was silent, and Mr Lloyd George having thus cornered the leader of the Opposition, went on to say that i £ was very clever for the Opposition to go on talking big on broadening the basis of taxa- tion when there was only meat and wheat left to tax. Beer, sugar, tobacco, etc, were already taxed, and wheat and meat remained. If the bread, meat, and dairy produce of the country was to be taxed it was unfair to the country to go on agitating for Protection and leav- ing the people in ignorance of the real intention of the Tariff Reformers, Free Trade England is standing the test of the present increase of cost of Government- The condition of America and especially of Protected Germany, comes as an ex- cellent illustration and example of what Protection means. With the example of Germany before them," said Mr Lloyd George, he felt sure the people of this country woyld be wise to shun a Protection Tariff." He denied the theory that they should economise in the cost of Government at the expense of the working classes. They had other ideas in view, and the Liberal Government would not economise at the cost of the provisions which they had introduced for the benefit of the poorer classes of the community. If they desired in- creased taxation, let them place the burden, not on the bread and meat of the poor, but upon the shoulders of those who were rich enough to bear it." The feature of the debate on the Budget is the adroit manner in which the Chan- cellor of the Exchequer cornered Mr Balfour. If silence ever gave consent it was Mr Balfour's silence in the Com- mons when he was directly challenged to say whether he would or would not tax meat and wheat in the Tariff Reform policy which has received another name and is now called a scientific policy of broadening the basis of taxation." Pro- tection masquerades under many names, but it is Protection still.
While the Eisteddfod proper still re- mains a Welsh institution, the Musical competitive gathering or Festival has become wonderfully popular in almost every English county. In the North of England it has attained an extraordin- ary success which is leading Welsh musicians to wonder at the attainments of the merest children's choirs and also the technical success of the senior choirs. A special correspondent has been calling attention to the Lytham Festival and the surprising performances of the children in two and three part singing. We are told that the voices were beautiful and technical qualities simply perfect in phrasing. A well-known Welsh choir trainer described the singing as amazing, and a little uncanny," for these Eng- lish children did with perfect ease and faultless technique what he had been endeavouring for years to teach his adult choristers. In this way he found it disheartening to listen to them. At the same Festival the adults gave perform- ances of which Mr Harry Evans declared he had never before listened to such sing- ing in any part of the kingdom. Musical Wales must look to its laurels.
The Parliamentary Division of Mid- Glamorgan cannot be accused of having been fickle in its adherence to its represen- tatives or principles. The Division has been fortunate in its representation, hav- ing had but two members in nearly eighty years. Sir Samuel Evans, the present member, was honoured during the week at Maesteg by his constituents, who presented him with an illuminated address acknowledging his services to the constituency and to Wales. Tha resi- dents of Maesteg recognised in their member's success and political promo- tion that the highest positions in the country are open to education, integrity, and energy, and they rejoiced that the Solicitor-General was a Cymro o waed coch cyfan." In a happily worded speech, Sir Samuel referred to the signs of growth and development of Maesteg, and in noting the remarks of one of the speakers, he observed that Welshmen were too apt to live in the past and not look sufficiently to the future. They should look backward for inspiration, but forward for achievement, and Wales was advancing along paths that she had never trodden before. ♦
The charge of social snobbery in the secondary schools which was recently made at a meeting of the Monmouthshire Education Committee, when the subject of training the pupil teachers was dis- cussed, has been resented in many quar- ters. It has been felt that the allegation was particularly unjust and unfortunate, and made at a time when the managers of the secondary schools of Wales were doing everything in their power to make them popular and open for all classes o f the people's children, as much for the sons and daughters of the working classes as any other. At a meeting of the Governors of the Tredegar County School the charge of" social snobbery and class schools was repudiated with some warmth by several speakers. The figures relating to the Pengam and Aber- tillery schools showed that the charge was without foundation, and thestatistics of the parentage of the children at th e Tredegar School showed that half the scholars and pupil teachers receiving training were children of working men. We have surely heard the last of social snobbery in the county schools.
Next week South Wales gives wel- come to several important bodies who meet for the purposes of conducting. business at their annual congresses. First comes the A.M.C. of the Oddfellows, a gathering of note among provident societies, representing a very large section of the public, and whose discussions are of first class importance. At the present stage the question of Old Age Pensions will attract attention, and in any case the discussions of the annual meeting are always instructive. The Sons of Tem- perance will also foregather in Cardiff, where the Commercial Travellers will assemble. To these bodies the Welsh Metropolis will give a hearty welcome and the private hospitality already offered is considerable. We welcome them to the City with cordiality, feeling that the ad- vantage and the gain will be mutual be- tween the visitors and the residents. To Newport goes the annual Congress of the Co-operative Societies. It was a Welshman, Robert Owen, who was one of the pioneers of co-operative effort and Socialistic teaching and experiment favoured by co-operators, and it is odd that the co-operative movement has not been more popular in some of the indus- trial districts of South Wales. While it flourishes in a few districts it has not attained the popularity which it enjoys in the North of England, and it,is a prin- ciple which is strangely misunderstood in many quarters. But, however re- garded, it is a movement that has ha d a marvelldus success and has proved in thousands of c&%es an incentive to thrift. The co-operative movement is industrial as well as distributive, and it also plays a role in the teaching of economics. Its discussions are important as indicating the social and industrial creed of a largesection of the most thrifty and thoughtful of the working classes.
May has regained its character as a summer month. It closed as the brightest month of the past twelve, although for the past two years May has been charac- terised by cold winds and rain. This May has been a month of sunshine and genial weather, making a record for the month. May has been lehabilitated as the Merry Month." June came in with a blaze of sunshine, quite like the old- time June of fiowers and brightness, with balmy days and delicious evenings. The British weather may be most exas- perating, but it is also wonderful. June is usually the loveliest month of the year, and what can be more beautiful than the country in hill and vale, by coast and on the mountains in Wales, in the month of June. There is a wonderful wealth of wild fiowers in this month, and most of the flowering trees are in bloom. The full tide of summer sets in with the month of June, which also contains the longest day, the summer solstice occur- ring on the twenty-first.
Eyton Williams' Bequests WELSH UNIVERSITY'S SUIT. Question of Religious Tests. In the Chancery Division of the Royal Courts of Justice on Tuesday, before Mr Justice Swinfen Eady, there came on for hearing an adjourned summons in the matter of the estate and trusts of John Eyton Williams, deceased, the parties to the action being James Taylor, Henry Davis Jolliffe, John Dadds, and John Henry Cooke, the plaintiffs, and the Univer- sity of Wales, the University College of North Wales at Bangor, Emma Alice Lloyd, spinster, Ann Maria Davis, Thomas Howell Kyffyn Roberts, Catherine Ann Jones, Ada Henrietta Owen Roberts. Elizabeth Ann Owen Jones, and the Attorney-General defendants. The question involved was whether having regard to restrictions in their charters against re- ligious tests for students, legacies of £10,000 and a moiety of the residuary estate of the testator to the University of Wales and £10,000 and £2,000 and a moiety of the residuary estate to the North Wales University College, Bangor, could be legally paid by the plaintiffs to the trustees of those institutions. Mr McNaghten, K.C., and Mr Swinney ap- peared for the plaintiffs, the executors of the will of John Eyton Williams and Mr Levett, K.C., and Sir David Brynmor Jones, K.C., for the University of Wales; Mr Upjohn, K.C., and Mr Micklem, K.C., for the Univer- sity College of North Wales at Bangor, and Mr Frank Russell, K.C., and Mr Stilton for the remaining defendants. Mr MacNaghten said the testator died on July 15th, 1905, and the will the Court was asked to construe was dated 27 th June of the same year. The testator bequeathed the money to found new scholarships to be held upon such terms and conditions as were contained in any memoranda found among his papers after his death, and he directed his trustees to com- municate their effect to the Universities. If they declined to accept the money on his terms and conditions, then the bequests should be wholly null and void. The University and the North Wales University College applied to the Probate Court to exclude the memoran- dum from probate, but it was decided by the President the memorandum had rightly been admitted to probate. The University of Wales appealed, and the judgment of the President was reversed, the document being thus ex- cluded. His Lordship Did the Universities accept the legacies ? Mr McNaghten Yes, both of them. Mr Levett submitted this was a clear gift in the will to found scholarships and prizes in the name of the testator. He contended that the Universities as corporations without power to impose religious tests could legally hold the money to found scholarships. Mr Upjohn contended that the gift was free and unfettered. Mr Russell submitted that the gift failed because the particular bodies were unable to accept the legacies within the meaning of the testator's will. The hearing was adjourned. The case was resumed on Wednesday. Mr Frank Russell, continuing his arguments in opposition to the claims of the Universities, and on behalf of the next-of-kin said the Court of Appeal had decided that the memo- randum was not sufficiently referred to in the will for the purposes of probate. His Lordship This matter has been bcfors the Court of Appeal, who reversed the decision of the President of the Probate Court. Is not that a conclusive jndgment. Mr Russell admitted that that was so to a certain point, but he urged that the Court of Appeal's decision did not go the whole length of his learned friend's contention. They simply directed that the clause in the will did not refer to this particular document. Mr Russell submitted that the Court of Appeal had construed the particular clause in the will to mean that the reference was not to one specific document to the exclusion of another document, but that the testator meant any document,whether existing or that was to Come into existence afterwards. His Lordship Then they held that this document was not sufficiently identified, but the testator adds no other document. Mr Russell 1 think in that case the docu- ment might be incorporated with the will. His Lordship The fact that the Court of Appeal has excluded this particular document seems to me to be a final judgment. Mr Russell dissented, and said the gift was incomplete. His Lordship, in giving judgment, said the first question arising upon the will was a ques- tion of construction, which had been already dealt with by the Court of Appeal. The Master of the Roils in the Court of Appeal said it was admitted, or at any rate not disputed, that the respondents must fail if according to the true construction of the will the bequest of £10,000 was held to be given upon such terms and conditions and sub- ject to such rules and regulations as were con- tained and specified in any existing or future memorandum amongst his papers, written or signed by him. According to his (his Lord- ship's) view, that was the true meaning and construction of the gift. The Master of the Rolls also said it was plain that the testator's intention was that his trusts should be found not in any existing memorandum, but in some future memorandum which he intended to execute. The Court of Appeal had held that parole evidence was not admissible and that the memorandum which ha.d been admitted to probate was expunged from the probate. It followed, therefore, that the pro- bate being amended, the judgment of theCourt of Appeal was conclusive. There was a clear gift to the trustees here to 'both Universities of £10,000 each to beheld on certain terms and applied to scholarships and prizes, and he must determine, therefore, that each Univer- sity receive the leacv. We are informed that the total amount is ±22,000 in addition to the residuary estate.
SINGING FESTIVALS. Pontycymmer. The annual singing festival in connection with the Pontycymmer Welsh Congregational ists was held at the Tabernacle, Pontycymmer, on Monday. There were three churches repre- sented, viz., Carmel, Nebo, and Tabernacle, and the singing was of a very high order. The conductor was Mr D. Cynlais Jones. Leicester, and Miss'S. Butler, Pontycymmer, presided a.t the organ. The presidents were Mr W. Jenkins, Mr Esaih Jones (Pontyrhyl), and Councillor Evan David, J.P. (Blaengarw), Croesgoch. A successful singing festival was held at Croesgoch Baptist Chapel, Pembrokeshire, on Monday. The choir numbered about 400 voices, drawn from the churches of St. David's, Felin- ganol, Croesgoch, and district. The baton was wielded by Mr David Thomas, F.T.S.C., Pontypridd. The chairman of the afternoon meeting was the Rev. W. D. Rees, St. David's, and of the evening meeting the Rev. R. Jones, Croesgoch. Addresses were delivered by Messrs W. Howell, John Thomas, John Phillips, and John Harries. The officials of the festival were :—Chairman, Rev. F. Davies, Felinganol; treasurer, Mr W. Harries, Croesgoch secre- tary, Mr W. D. Evans, Salva. Thesinging was of a high standard. Cross Hands. The fourth annual children's festival of the Calvinistic Methodists of Cross Hands and district was held at the Public Hall on Satur- day afternoon. The conductor was Mr D. Oliver, Penygroes presidents, Mr D. M. Jenkins, Cross Hands: Mr J. D.Lewis, Hendre. Choirs were drawn from the following places :— Llandilo, Cefnberach, Llanlluan, Penygroes, Pentwyn, Tumble, Bethel, Llanedy, Hendre, Gibea, Caersalem, Llandebie, and Glanamman. Tonypandy. A singing festival was held at Ebenezer Chapel, Tonypandy, on Tuesday, when a massed choir recruited from the Welsh Con- gational churches in the district rendered very effectively selected hymn tunes, under the baton of Mr Caradog Roberts, B. At, Oxon., Ruabon. The presidents were Messrs D. Jones, D. R. Watkins, Tabernacle and D. W. Davies, J.P., Ebenezer. Mr W. T. David was the organist. Llandysilio, A successful singing festival was held a.t Piscah Congregational Chapel, Llandysilio, Pem., on (Monday. The choir numbered 300, and was drawn from Maenclochog, Llawhaden, Narberth, and district, in addition to which there was a children's choir of 200. The choirs were ably conducted by Mr Dunn Williams (G. and L(, Carmarthen Miss Williams, Whit- land, and Miss Thomas, Llandysilio, presided at the organ and pianoforte respectively. The singing was of a very high standard of merit. The presidents were Revs. R. Williams, and D. Williams, Maenclochog, and Rev. J. Phillips, Horeb.
BLAENAVON INQUESTS. f.U Through Glass. Mr W. R. Dauncey, deputy coroner, held an inquest at Blaenavon on Tuesday on Thos. Knight (27). who fell from a roof at the Blaen- avon Works on Friday last. Michael O'Conner said deceased was in the act of shifting a ladder when he slipped and fell through some glass to the ground, a distance of 39 feet. A verdict of Accidental death was returned. Slipped off a Laddtr. An inquest was held on Charles Edwards (58), a mason, who died on Sunday as a result of burns sustained at the Blaenavon Works on May 5th. Owen G. Edwards, assistant fur- nace manager, said dec eased was sent down a ladder into the tube to see whether it was clear of gas, and by some .means he slipped off the ladder. He was able to walk up again, but complained of a bit of dust on his legs. Dr. A. H. James said deceased's legs were badly burned. Death was due to blood- poisoning consequent upon the burns. A ver- diet of Accidental death was returned.
King's Visit to the Czar. King's new turbine yacht Alexandra will be employed for the first time in connec- tion with the Royal visit to Reval. The King will be accompanied by the Queen and Prin- cess Victoria, and the RoyaKparty will embark on the Victoria and Albert at Sheerness. The Alexandra is to join them at Brunsleuttel, and I be ready for use in the Baltic. The new Royal l yacht, which is under the command of Cap- tain G. R. Mansell, R.N., has occupied three I years in construction. The length of the ves- sel is 300ft., her beam 40ft, and her deptfe 23ft., the shallow draught being designed to enable her to enter most of the harbours in Great Britain and abroad. The Alexandra is one of the most luxurious yachts afloat, and it is estimated that, with her three propellers, she will easily steam 20 knots an hour.
Lost Gladiator. WAS THE ST. PAUL TO BLAME P In the Admiralty Division on Wednesday, before the President (Sir Gorell Barnes), sitting with Trinity House Masters, the r case of the Admiralty versus the owners of the American liner St. Paul came on for hearing. It was a claim for damages brought by the Admiralty for the loss of H.M.S. Gladiator by a collision with the St. Paul in the Solent on the afternoon of the 25th of April, last. The defendants, who cross-claimed for damages against the Admiralty, denied neg- ligence, and pleaded that the collision was solely due to the negligent navigation ot the Gladiator. The Gladiator, it will be recalled, became a total wreck, and the St. Paul sustained con- siderable damage on the port bow. The allega- tion was that the collision occurred by the negligent navigation of the St. Paul, that she did not sound her sirens atproper intervals,im- properly failed to pass on the port side, was proceeding at an improper and excessive speed in the circumstances, improperly, attempted to cross ahead of the Gladiator, and failed to slacken her speed or stop or reverse her en. gines in due time. The catastrophe resulted in the loss of 26 lives. The Attorney-General (Sir W. Robson, E.G.). Mr Batten, K.C., Mr J. G. Pearse, and Mr W. Wills appeared for the Admiralty, and the owners of the St. Paul were represented by' Mr Aspinal, K.C-, Mr Lang, and Mr Robert- son Dunlop. Capt. Lumsden's Evidence. Captain Walter Lumsden, the captain of the Gladiator, said in examination by the Attorney- General that he had occupied that position since June of last year. At the time of the collision there was a snowstorm, and the weather was thick. Witness was on the bridge with the navigating officer (Mr Mainguy), Lieut. Craven (who was drowned), and other subordinate officers. The vessel left Portland for Portsmouth i at 10.30 that morning, and with the exceptioa of a very short period wit- ness was on the bridge all the time. The thick weather came on at about 11.30. and from that period he did not leave the bridge until the collision occurred. Owing to the weather he slackened speed to six knots an hour, but finding he could not steer at that speed he increased to nine knots. At that time the Gladiator's syren was being sounded, one blast of five seconds every two minutes. Did you ever hear any sound signalled at all from the St. Paul ?—No. Ho w long elapsed before you sighted the St. Paul and the blow ?—1 could not swear to any time, but I should think it would he about a minute. Why did you give the order hard a port ?-I wanted to swing the after end of my ship, if possible, clear of the St. Paul. I had hoped to clear the ship altogether. I expected to have a boat or two knQcked off, but I thought until the actual blow was struck that I should very likely clear her. Could there have been any collision unless she had ported back and substantially ported back ?—No, I do not think there could have been. Of course these are all surmises be. cause I do not know the distance or the time. Several subordinate officers on the Gladiator -e. gave evidence. They all expressed the opinion that at first the St. Paul went to starboard and then suddenly turned to port. Their statements were at variance as to the signals given by the liner. Two of them stated that they heard two sharp blasts on the syren, whilst others did not hear any such signal at all. Two blasts indicated a starboard course. George William Bourgen, pilot of the St. Paul, was the first witness for the defendants. He stated that the customary speed along the Solent was about 12 knots, and that speed Was redueed to something like half by the St. Paul as Yarmouth was reached. The case was adjourned.
EXTORTED CONFESSION. PECULIAR CWMTILLERY CASE. Considerable interest was taken in a case heard at Abertillery on Wednesday, when a young Cwmtillery collier, named Frank Screen, was charged with obtaining 9s by fraud from the Lancaster Steam Coal Colliery, Cwmtillery, on May 7th. There was a further charge of fraud against Screen in respect of 4e 4d on May 22nd. Mr Everett, Pontypool,prosecuted MrLyndon Cooper, Newport, defended. It was stated for the prosecution that on Saturday, May 16th, no less than seven trams came up the pit with the defendant's mark on them. The officials of the colliery caused an investigation to be made, Screen was afterwards sent for by the manager, and charged with the offence. He denied at first, but later on admitted. After evidence had been taken, Mr T. J. Williams, the manager, was closely cross-ex- amined by Mr Lyndon Cooper with regard to the interview between the defendant and the colliery officials, at which it was alleged de- fendant had confessed to marking 18 trams, Mr Williams a-dmitted that he had not warned defendant that anything he might say would be used ugainst hun. He also admitted that he had advised Screen to confess, or he would be arrested on suspicion. It was after he had threatened him with arrest that Screen con- fessed. The interview occupied about an hour. Mr Cooper submitted that after the way the so-called confession had been extoited from defendant the Bench could not convict, as all the evidence for the prosecution was thereby tainted. Apart from, the alleged confession there was no direct evidence that defendant had altered the mark. The Chairman announced that both charges would be dismissed.
CONSTABLE'S SUBTERFUGE. At Tredegar Police Court on Tuesday Wm. Lewis (28), New Tredegar, was charged with breaking into the lock-up shop of Thomas Wiseman, fishmonger, New Tredegar, on the 27th ult. P.C. Wilkes, who was on duty in Duffryn-terrace on the night of the 27th, heard a noise in the shop, and going into the back part of the premises he found a window open and tracks of footsteps on the window- sill. He shouted to an unaginary policeman to go round to the front door, and a man pro- jected himself through the open window, and he pulled him down and secured him. Pri- soner told the officer that he had only just got in. The window clasp bad been broken and the papers and books disarranged. Prisoner denied any felonious intent, stating that he only intended to have a sleep. The window was open. It was stated by Police- Superintendent Saunders that prisoner had been identified by thumb prints as an old offender, against whom there were numerous convictions. Defendant was committed to prison for one month.
REFEREED ELSEWHERE. At Ystrad County Court on Tuesday, William Shepherd sued Thomas Jenkins for £ 25 10s for injuries alleged to have been received on March 30th as the result of an altercation and fight aftpr leaving a public- house. Both men are colliers working at O'lydach Vale. The evidence was conflicting, and in refusing the claim, and ordering both parties to pay costs, Judge Bryn Roberts said he was not going to be a referee regarding a prize-fight, and told the men they must go to one of their own kidney. Mr T. W. Lewis appeared for the plaintiff, and Ms D. Rees defended. L
-Mile End Scandal. CALCUTT'S STORY RESUMED. James Calcutt, the convicted contractor, again went into the witness-box on Saturday at the Thames Police Court and continued his evidence in the charge against ten guardians and ex-guardians of conspiring to defraud the Mile End Guardians. The case against Gilson was gone into. Calcutt said he had known Gilson for a long time. Gilson was a butcher and witness used to get butcher meat from him, for which he received accounts once a week. Did Gilson supply meat to any of the guardians ?—Yes, to Mr Brian. Was that the same Brian as Warren supplied with groceries at your expense ?—Yes. Witness paid Gilson for Brian's meat. Witness asked Gilson to vote for him several times, which he did. On oneoccasion'Calcutt gave Gilson a present of a diamond stud valued at JE12. He told Gilson that was for his kindness in voting for him. Gilson said, That's all right." Calcutt never saw the stud worn afterwards. Shortly before the Local Government Board inquiry Gilson met tpe witness and said to him, Now this inquiry is on you had better take the stud back." The witness said, All right, Mr Gilson I shan't say anything about it. You had better keep it now you have got it." Gilson thought that the witness had better take it back, and he did so. Whilst the inquiry was in progress Gilson gave the witness an invitation to a wedding, but afterwards cancelled it, as a prominent ratepayer was to be present who did not like Calcutt. Gilson lived at Southend, and one Sunday evening whilst the inquiry was in progress he called upon the witness, and was apparently very much upset. He said he did not know what he should do and also that he had been thinking about drowning himself. He was in an excited and nervous state, and the Witness tried to reaaeure him by telling him that he meant to day nothing. The witness went on to say that he had made presents of money to the prisoner Kemp. During the Local Government Board inquiry the prisoner Hirst tol d witness that he had informed the inspector that he (Calcutt) was a just and honest man, and that he would go on thinking so until he was proved guilty. Cal- cutt thanked him, and Hirst added that as be was Mayor a word from him would go a long way at the inquiry. The case was again adjourned. The proceedings at Clerkenwell Court were resumed on Wednesday in the conspiracy charge against 10 men for the alleged defrauding of the Mile End Guardians. Mrs Calcutt, wife of the convicted contractor, was cross-examined by Mr Muir. She did not remember the time when the money was put down before Trott. She first made a statement to her solicitor the same as she gave on Tuesday, after Calcutt was arrested and was about to plead guilty. Oswald Trigg, proprietor of the Ship at Southend, stated he believed he had seen Trott, Ridpath, and Loftus often with Calcutt in his hotel for dinner or refreshments. Cal- cutt always paid, and there would often be champagne at these dinners. He knew others of defendants by sight. Mrs Allan, who let lodgings to the Calcutta at Southend. said she knew defendants Nott, Gilson, and Loftus, who had visited Calcutt there. Miss Lilley, for 16 years a Mile End Guar- dian, said that at guardian meetings, when- ever CaJcutt's tender was read out,defendants, whom she named, leaving out Gilder, instantly voted for Calcutt. They were a large portion of the board. Cross-examined by Mr Hawke, she said Hirst sometimes opposed Calcutt. Re-examined That was when a question of indestructible paint arose, but although Hirst spoke against the charge he did not vote against it. Henry Draper, another Mile End guardian, said he used to complain about Calcutt's charges, but was told he did not want a man to get a fair price, or did not want a man to get an honest living, and was trying to ruin an honest man. Calcutt's tenders were not al- ways lowest. When Knight, the surveyor, once protested, he was called a tyrannic mon- ster, and worse than the Czar of Russia. The hearing was adjourned.
NAVVY AND HIS CHILD. At Newport on Wednesday Hy. J. Dolphin, a navvy employed at the Alexandra, Docks ex- tension works, was charged with an offence against his daughter Jessie aged nine. MrI Morgan (from the town clerk's office), who appeared to prosecute, said it was a very revolting case. The child lived with her mother and father in George-street, where the alleged offence took place on Thursday last, while the mother was away from home. Prisoner said his wife had put the child up to make this statement against him, as she was anxious to get him out of the way. It would be the last thing to come to his mind to hurt one of his little lambs." Dr. John Buckner found, upon examination, that the girl's condition was consistent with her statement. Dr. V. A. Crinks said he fonnd she had been tampered with. The Bench found there was a prima facie case against prisoner. On being formally charged prisoner said, I have no more to say than that I am perfectly innocent of the charge. The child has told me that she has played with people in the park. I would rather cut my throat than interfere with one of my little girls." Prisoner was committed to the Assizes.
ROW OVER ICE CREAMS. At Swansea on Wednesday Lorenzo and Francisco Paecuali, ice cream vendors, were charged on remand with wounding Antonio Dominico with intent to do him grievous bodily harm on May 5th. Mr L. Richards prosecuted, and Mr Henry Thompson prosecuted, and Mr Henry Thompson defended. Prosecutor said there was a row about some ice cream that had a clot on it, and about some that was alleged to have been stolen. He struggled with Francisco on the ground when Lorenzo stabbed him, with the result that he had to be taken to the hospital for treatment, remaining there until a day or two ago. Dr. Jones, formerly of the Swansea Hos- pital, said the injury was a lacerated wound on the right hand, about l £ in. long, and two stabs on the back—one 2Jin. deep, while the other pierced into the chest between the first and second rib. The stabs were in his opinion serious, and must have been caused by a sharp instrument. The magistrates decided to discharge Fran- cisco di Pascuali, but Lorenzo di Pascuali was committed for trial at the next Assizes, being, however, released on bail. '—'
MOLA8SINE CO., LTD. The annual report of the directors of the Molassine Company (1907), Limited, states that the net profits for the year ending March, 1908, were £ 25,099. From this amount has been paid £ 4,2&8 in dividends to the 31st December on the 7 per Cent. Cumulative Preference. Shares, and the directors propose to deal with the balance as follows "Reserve for three months' Preference dividend to 31st March, 1908, £1,312 to pay a 10 per cent. dividend on the Ordinary Shares, jE8,054 and to in- crease the capital reserve fund by £11,443, thus bringing it up to £ 15,866. i
r Ministerial Marriage. 1 RIGHT HON. R. McKENNA AND MISS JEKYLL Brilliant Gathering at Westminster. THE KING'S GOOD WISHES. The Parliamentary Church of St. Margaret's, Westminster, was on Wednesday afternoon filled to overflowing with a large congregation of political and social notabilities, the occa- sion being the marriage of the Right Hon. Reginald McKenna, M.P., First Lord of the Admiralty, and Miss Pamela Margaret Jekyll, daughter of Sir Herbert Jekyll, of the Board of Trade, and Lady Jekyll. The service was fully choral and the church was tastefully decorated with flowers. The officiating clergy were Canon Hensley Henson and the Rev. Mr Robinson. Mr Ernest McKenna acted as groomsman. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a soft w^ite satin dress with Court train of the same, lined with white chiffon, .the bodice being embroidered in an antique design of fine seed pearls, and softened with chiffon. She also wore a wreath of myrtle and orange blossom under a long tulle veil, and carried a frhite vellum Prayer Book and a and carried a frhite vellum Prayer Book and a large old embroidered handkerchief, gifts of her grandmother. Two very handsome boys of six—Anthony Asquith, son of the Prime Minister, and Robert Lutyens, son of Mr Edwin and Lady Emily Lutyens—acted as pages. They were dressed in white fine cloth tunics, edged with Greek key pattern in cloth, over white long hose and buckskin shoes, with leather thongs crossed up the leg, old silver chains and silver hunter watches, with their names enamelled on blue within a wreath of green enamel myrtle leaves. The bride's sister, Miss Barbara Jekyll, acted as bridesmaid. She was in soft white satin, the underdress made in severely classical style, the overdress of white transparent net, embroidered with Greek key pattern in silver round the hem, which was raised in front to the knee. In her hair she wore a pair of sil- ver Mercury wings over a transparent white veil, with silver threads, and she carried a sheaf of white lilies. The music was under the charge of Mr Cherles McPherson, the organist of St. Paul's Cathedral, the friend and teacher of the bride. Miss May Harrison, the well-known young violinist, kindly played Bach's aria during the signing of the register and before the address. The hymn Love divine, all love excelling, joy of heaven to earth come down," specially composed, was sung by the full choir. The bells of St. Mar- garet's rang a joyous peal as the newly-wedded pair left the church. The reception was held, and the presents, which were numerous and beautiful, were shown at 22, Grosvenor-square, a large house close to Lady Jekyll's own residence, which was temporarily furnished for the occasion. Four little girls in white, with pink ribbons, distributed roses and carnations to the 600 guests at the house as wedding favours, and Herr Wurm's string band played selections. The house was decorated with large plants of pink rambling roses and bay trees. Among the guests were :— Mr, Mrs, and Miss Asquith, Miss E. Asquith, Mr Herbert Asquith, Mr Arthur Asquith, Mr and Mrs F. D. Acland, Air and Mrs Arnold-Forster, Mr and Mrs Birrell, Lady Betty Balfour, Mills Balfour. Sir Hugh and Lady Bell, Sir Arthur and Lady Bigge, Misses Bigge, Lady Burghclere, Mr and Mrs Sydney Buxton and Miss Buxton, Sir Philip Burne Jones, Lady Frances Balfour, Miss Balfour, Mr and Mrs Richard Bell, Mr T. Gibson Bowles, Sir David and Lady Brynmor Jones, Colonel Bradney, Sir W. J. Bell, Sir Clifford J. Cory, Bart.. M.T., Right Hon. Winston S. Churchill, M.P., Mrs R. Crawshay, Monsieur Cambon, Right Hon. Sir C. W. Dilke, Bart., M.P., Mr Warren Powell Davies, Mr H. M. Davies, Mr and Mrs Drew, Miss Drew, Countess De La Warr, The Master of F.libank, M.P., and Hon. Mrs Murray, Sir 8. T. and Lady Evans, Mr and Mrs Evan Thomas, Sir John and Lady Fisher, Sir Christopher and Lady Furness, Mrø C. Grenfell, Miss Grenfell, Lord and Lady Goschen, Miss Goschen, Mr and Mrs Evans Gordon, Misses Gordon, Mr and Mrs Herbert Glad- stone, Mr and Mrs Guy Gilbey, Mr and Hon. Mrs Ivor Guest. Sir F. and Lady Carruthers Gould, Mr and Hon. Mrs Gully, Lord Glantawe and Hon. Elaine Jenkins, Mr Haldane, Sir Ian and Lady Hamilton, Sir Francis and Lady Hopwood, Mr and Mrs Harcourt, Canon and Mrs Hensley Henson, Canon Scott Holland, Sir Ivor and Hon. Lady Herbert, of Llanarth, Mr E. Hannen. Mr and Mrs L. Hannen, Mr and Mrs B. Hannen, Mrs B. Hannen,. Mr and Mrs Lewis Haslam, Mr W. H. Hughes, Mr and Mrs Rafus Isaacs, Sir Henry and Lady Jack- son, the Earl and Countess of Kerry, Mr and Mrs Alfred Lyttelton, Míss Lyttelton, the Speaker and Mrs Lowther, Miss Lowther, Mr and Mrs Herbert Lewis, Lord and Lady Loreburn, Mr James Lewis, Lord Justice and Lady Fletcher Moulton, Mr Harold McKenna, Mr and Mrs Adrian McKenna, Dr. K. and Mrs Morell Mackenzie, Mr, Mrs, and Miss McKenna, Mr and Mrs Mond, Sir Robert and Lady Morant, Dr. and Mrs Macnamara, Sir C, E. and Lady McLaren, Mr John Morgan, Sir George and Lady Newnps, Mr Frank Newnes. M.P., Mr and Mrs T. P. O'Connor, Sir Arthur and Lady Muriel Paget, Sir Hubert and Lady Ma.ude Parry, Mr C. E. Price, M.P., Mr and Mis Stephen Parry, Mr and Mr» ,Hobinso», Br. aad Mrg Milsom Rees, Mr and Mrs Reea, 8ir Walter and Lady Rurteiman, Rev. Dr. Guinnes3 Ro¡;(ers, Ur and Mrs Russell Rea, Mr and Mrs Runciman, Mr J. H. Roberts, M.P., and Mrs Roberts, Mr Llewellyn Smith, Sir Edward and Lady 'Strachey, Lord and Lady Swayth- ling, Mr and Mrs H. Samuel, Sir A. and Lady Spicer, Mr Gerald Villiers, Sir Francis and Lady Villiers, Miss Villiers, Mr Osmond Williams, M.P., and Mrs Wil- liams, Sir George White, M.P., Sir Thomas and Lady Whittaker, Mr and Mrs McKinnon Wood, Sir Philip and Lady Wafts, Messrs T. W. Ruther, C. White, H. M. Davies, and J. Lewis, Blaenavon Mr E. J. Williams, Talywain; Mr S. Parry, Abersychan; Mr and Mrs B. Nicholas, Mr Watkin Bateman. Mr Richd. Walton and Mr Rees Stephens, Pontnewynydd Mr and Mrs J. Walker, Mrs S. J. Wilson, Mrs Joseph Jones, Mr W. H. Campbell and Mr D. C. TJdell, Ponty- pool; Mr G. Fisher, New Inn Mr A. R. Beynon and Mr S. Winsor, Griffithstown Alderman and Mrs Forster, Abergavenny; Mr Warren Davies, Llail- vethtrin. &c. The signing of the registers was witnessed by the Premier and the bridegroom's colleague in the Cabinet. The King sent a telegram to Mr McKenna, convoying to him and his bride every possible good wish. The-bride and bridegroom left during the afternoon in a motor for a brief honeymoon on the river, where they will stay in a house lent by Mr Theodore McKenna, the bride- groom's brother. On going away Mrs Mc- Kenna wore a white tussore silk dress and shoulder cape embroidered with thick wfrite silk, a white motor bonnet in the Victorian style with flowing white veil and cluster of orange blossoms. Among the gifts made by the bridegroom to the bride were a rope of pearls and sets of ermine and sable furs. The wedding presents also included From the father of the bride, a silver toilet service of the Queen Anne period from the mother of the bride, a dressing case with silver fittings and from Sir Herbert and Lady Jekyll jointly, a necklace, a brooch and bracelets of turquoise, and some old lace. The bridegroom's colleagues in the Cabinet pre- sented him jointly with an inkstand and a pair of candlesticks in silver, in addition to the individual gifts that came from many of them. The Prime Minister's present took the form of books Mr R. B. Haldane sent a bureau Mr and Mrs Herbert Gladstone, a china, breakfast service in a green dragon pattern Mr and Mrs Augustine J3irrell, a copy of "Collected Essays Mr J. and Lady Marjorie Sinclair, a pair of enamel hatpins; Lord Tweed mouth, a silver-mounted papercutter Mr and Mrs Sydney Buxton, the poems of Keats: Lord and Lady Stanley of Alderley, a pearl and aquamarine pendant; Mrs Drew, Morley's Life of Gladstone and the household servants, a large silver rose bowl.
AWARDS & APPORTIONMENTS. Pontypridd Compensation Cases. A number of compensation apportionments in respect of fatal injuries to colliery work- men were made by Judge Bryn Roberts at Pontypridd on Wednesday. Mr A. T. James (Messrs Morgan, Bruce and Nicholas) appeared for the Miners' Federation in support of the claims. Ocean Coal Company, jE60 to David Rowlands, Ystrad-road, Pcntro a similar amount was awarded James Owen, Parky- shwt, Fishguard, by Messrs D. Davis and Sons Burnyeat, Brown and Co. paid £25 to Richard George Marsh, Prospect-place, Treorky The United National Co., JE50 to Thomas Livings, Standard-view, Ynyshir and Messrs Watkins and Sons £45 to Frederick George Knight, Blaencwm, Treherbert. Mrs Esther Williams, School-street, Williamstown, was awarded JE139 7s 3d as her proportion of the compensation money paid by the Glyn Colliery on the death of her husband, and Miss Edwards, the daughter, £ 100. The money is to be invested and the widow to receive 10s weekly and the daughter 6s per week. It was intimated that the following sums had been agreed upon as compensation in the appended cases :—Margaret Jane Pinnell, Taffs Well, v. the Great Western Colliery Com- pany, £300 on death of husband; Mabel Green, Williamstown, v. Cambrian Coal Co., £.246 lOa and Frances Thomas, Bute.street, Treorky, v. Cory Bros., £300. The apportionments will be made at a later date. The Taff Vale Railway Company had paid into court £240.18s lOd in respect of a claim by Flora Coombes, Miskin-street, Treherbert, in respect of fatal injuries to^ her husband. His Honour awarded Mrs Coombes JE140 18s lOd and the daughter;, Edith Coombes, £100. Advocate's Fee. At the same Court Messrs James Phillips a.nd Sons, solicitors, sued John and Margaret Phillips, Ystrad, for £2 2s advocate's fee, which had been allowed by the Rhondda Sti- pendiary, and which had been paid to the re- spondents in the costs of the case in which Mr Phillips acted on their behalf. An order for the amount claimed was made. Discharge Grafted. Mr D. Rees, solicitor, Pontypridd, made an application for tJhe discharge in bankruptcy of William Davies, Tonypandy. Judge Roberts intimated that he had read the Official Re- ceiver's report, and he granted the discharge.
vFATAL IRISH FEUD. Man Shot Dead Brother's Revenge. At Clonmogbog, New Ballinasloe, on Satur- day night, two men, named Gautby and McDonagh, quarrelled over a turf bank, and the latter was shot dead in the presence-of his brother, who attacked Gautby. The brother escaped a shot fired at him and seriously in- jured Gautby, whose condition is very serious. Both parties were well-to-do, Gautby being a returned American.
Ten by Case in Chancery, DECEASED GENERAL'S ESTATE. On Tuesday, in the Chancery Division* fore Mr Justice Eve, the hearing of the case Morley v. Stokes (in re Straton) was °peD £ ?J and raised a question as to the estate of late General Straton, of Tenby. Mr Stewftf? Smith, K.C., and Mr Cox Sinclair by Messrs Francis, Miller, and Steel) were l1 plaintiff and Mr P. O. Lawrence. Mr Simkin (instructed by Messrs Blyth) for the defendant. Mr Lawrence said this was a motion by defendant, Mr C. Wm- Rees StokeS, solicitor, of Tenby, to strike out the P~Ty tiff's statement of claim in the case of v. Stokes on the ground that it disclosed reasonable cause of action, and was and vexatious, and an abuse of the powers the Court. The writ was issued in January and plaintiff (then Mrs Straton) claimed executrix and residuary legatee of the es^ of the late General Francis Straton certain lief against, the defendant as her co-execut0*j and as solicitor to the executor in the estate. He submitted this was a blac* mailing action, and all plaintiff's allegation" were unfounded. Mr Smith, for plaintiff, said all the tions were in dispute. ij Mr Lawrence said the accounts were^j rendered in 1885, and the plaintiff had a release, in the form of a receipt. Plaint^ when 20 years of age in 1875, married GeDe^i F. Straton, who was then 73. DefendaB acted as solicitor to the plaintiff, and also dr* certain business for the General. < Affidavits on both sides were then read, tJtUP the hearing was adjourned. i Mr Smith on Wednesday proceeded to further affidavits in support of plaintiP^ case. He also read an affida/' by the plaintiff, who stated that her fatk was first cousin to Mr G. E. Street, the brated architect. She lived at Tenby with husband, who died when ho was 80 of age. She said that at no time did the dant render her accounts of the matters cO*r nected with the estate. She had been funds for a considerable period, and had unable to go on with the action, but she now assisted by friends in America. She fuf"tbd said that after the General's death the d fendant told her that the General's had said certain things about her, and be*j vised her not to see them again. She and in consequence the defendant had to whole of the affairs connected with the est&!1 left in his hands, and subsequently she fop**j that the General's relations had no b feeling towards her. Mr Lawrence read a^i affidavit from Stokes in reply. He said the accounts render^ in 1885 showed all the matters that his hands in connection wi £ h the estate, the exception of one or two matters were paid into the executorship account, which both plaintiff and defendant dff^j jointly. He said he believed the plai° j* thoroughly understood all the matters question. He denied all the other allegation made by plaintiff.. In addressing the Court for the motlo* counsel submitted that the action was a h°P^ less one. If it was allowed to proceed it vVOvvi entail hardship on the defendant, who denuded himself of all the documents 22 before. The plaintiff was quite penniless, there was no chance of getting costs from There had been no relations of solicitor client since 1885, and he submitted that tV present action was barred. Mr Smith said no doubt the Court had 1°**$ diction to strike out a claim, as asked, but should only be used in very exceptional caS* and this was not such a case. id His Lordship, in giving judgment, looking at the correspondence he had no dooP, that the receipt which was given by the £ in 1885 was treated by her advisers. Gribble, as a complete settlement of the l^'Jrff claims, and no doubt Messrs Gribble quite satisfied that Mr Stokes had prop discharged all the obligation he owed to Straton in any capacity. He looked on tb case as the case of a woman who had unfc>*I tunatelv fallen on evil days, and who had into the hands of those who were not desira" advisers. He did not refer, of course, in s&fj ing this to the lady's legal advisers. She been prompted to bring an action which, iJ his discretion—realising as he did that it wa3 discretion which ought to be used only in ceptional cases—ought to be stopped at tlj* earliest possible moment. He regarded it nothing less than persecution, and he therefo1 made the order asked for by the motion dismissed the action, with costs. Order accordingly.
South Wales University College, • BENEFACTORS THANKED. A meeting of the Council of the University College of South Wales and Monmouthsb^j was held on Wednesday afternoon, the Earl Plmouth presiding. Reresentatives were appointed to attend joint conference of representatives of local education authorities and of the versity and normal collges of South Wales Monmouthshire to make arrangements hospitality on the occasion of the retufr visits of Canadian and American teachers to the United Kingdom, A discussion took place on the negotiate?* now pending between the Council of the lege and the Cardiff Corporation with respfjv to the new agreement in connection with working of the Technical School and yu annual grant made to the higher techiu,^ department of the college and the eveP^J classes conducted in the training schooli cookery and domestic arts in St. Andre" » place, but no resolution was passed.. x Mr D. G. Taylor, M.A., was reappoint occasional lecturer in pure mathernat ics the next session, Mr S. W. Price, lecturer mining, and Mr Wentworth Price auditor the accounts of the college. It was resolved to complete the part of new college buildings which contains research laboratory, by putting on the tjN storey, which will be utilised [or the miijalttv department. It was further resolved to request the Cafd^ Corporation to grant permission for the sta^^ of the late Lord Aberdare, which is noW j Howard-gardens, to be placed on the m the new college in Cathays Park. College Benefactors. The Council placed on record its deep of gratitude to the memory of three benef* tors of this college—Mrs Annie Fulton. Caroline Williams, and Mr Thomas Webb- their wise and generous provision they hSfV not only conferred benefits on the Pre5ff| generation, but they have also given increaS^ opportunities for higher education, which be offered for all time to the people of By the assistance afforded to the build11? fund, to the general purposes of the coll^^i to the promotion of the union of science industry, and to the encouragement of1 search, all the varied activities of our demic life have been quickened strengthened. During their lifetime aided us by their active assistance and s pathy, and by their bequests they ha"* strengthened us for the future. So Ion# £ this college exists for the service of the pe°P. of Wales these benefactors have, by their couragement of learning and research, secur for their names an abiding memorial. A cordial vote of thanks was also given Professor Claude Thompson for his valuaf gift of books to the college library.
LANDLADY'S FRIGHT. Serious Charge Against Lodged A burly navvy„ James Curtis, was before tIJ: Pontypridd magistrates on Wednesday charge of attempting to criminally assault 5*^ A. Lewis, Bridge-street, Trehafod. Prosecut^j stated that defendant came to the house asked for lodgings, which she gave him. second night the prisoner enter'ftd her bedro°r, in the absence of her husband, who was w'Of ing nights. She was asleep, and awoke the prisoner was lying beside her- soner then attempted to assault her and t shouted to her little boy to fetch a neighbor Subsequently prisoner beseeched her to the matter up. and to prbmise not to tell 11". husband. Witness made no reply to his peal, and prisoner then said, Speak that Y won't telfyour husband, or I'll kill you." -L, ness was frightened, and made the prorni^ Prisoner then retired from the room, and f jj, ness crept downstairs and informed a net! bour, who sent for the policy. P.C. GeO*& Evans stated that when arrested prisoner in repiy to the charge, I can't run awav lr i that to a certain extent. I made a mistake" 11 am sorry It has occurred. I says to her. rl you don't make any bother about it I will j^ and be careful that I don't make a mi3^^ again.' I was rather worse for beer at tø time." Prisoner, who denied threatening, kill Mrs Lewis, was committed for trial, being allowed.
SEA TRIPS TO THE NORTH. let An interesting guide book has just jy issued by Messrs Wm. Sloan and Co., the known shipowners, of Glasgow, giving lars of tours by sea to Scotland, Ireland! Isle of Man. These tours are so arrang^jjl to include a number of attractions, such £ great Exhibition in Edinburgh, the LakeS^ Killamey, Douglas (Isle of Man), the Highlands of Ireland, etc., find may be c inenced either at Cardiff, Swansea, Xewpo^jf Bristol. A copy of the guide book y particulars may be obtained from !Ær Gregor, 13, Bute crescent, Cardiff.
Under the auspices of Waungron (C.) a successful competitive, concert was the Public Hall, Pontardulais, on .Sa.W Awards :—Chief choral, Pwll, Llanelly, Rjufus Rogers, conductor) quartette, o]0> gennech (Mr Griff Williams) champioo JA Mr J. Burry Morse, Pontardulais bas<3 jp Mr W. Roberts, Gorseinon tenor sd Tom H. Jones, Pontardulais soprano •_ jj divided between Misses Maud Thomas J. Mathews, Loughor; recitation, Miss ■IU' Francis. Godre'rsrais.