Welsh Bards in Brittany. The Welsh deputation to represent the Gorsedd of the Bards of Britain at the Breton fetes at St. Brieuc on Monday, left Cardiff on the Friday by the 11.33 a.m. train for Southampton, crossing over to St. Malo at night. Among the company were the Arch- druid Dyfed (RBv E. Rees), Arlunydd Peny- garn (Mr T. H. Thomas, P.C.A., Cardiff), Gwynedd (the Rev T. Edwards, rector of Aber, Bangor), Mafonwy, last year's crowned bard Cociiiarf (Alderman E. Thomas, J.P., Cardiff) and Mrs Thomas; Mr J. Austin Jen- kins, registrar of the University College, and Mrs Jenkins; Mr Charles Morgan, Pupil Teachers' Centre; Mr 1. V. Evans, secretary of the Cardiff Cymmrodorion Mr Thomas Lovell, treasurer of the Cardiff Cyminrodor- ion; Dr Trelnarne, J.P., and Mrs Treliarne; the Rev D. G. Williams, St. Clears, and many others. The Celtic festivities at St. Brieuc on Mon- day afternoon were one long demonstration in favour of the Welsh bards and the entente cordiale. The organising committee has received a letter from Mr JJoyd George, regretting his inability to be present at the fete. RECEPTION OF THE BARDS. Describing the reception of the Archdruid, Dyied. and the other druids and bards of Wales, on their visit to Brittany, the "Daily Express" correspondent says the ceremonies be-an on Sunday afternoon with the recep- tion of the tired Welshmen at the St. Brieux Railway Station. l'he band of the 71st Regiment played "Land of My Fathers" and the "Marseil- aise and a pretty little girl in Breton dress presented Dyfed with a beautiful bouquet. Then, in the station buffet, the Welsh bravely drank weak tea, and the French still more bravely pledged them in sweet champagne. Canon Edwards spoke in Welsh, and an old Breton peasant woman .who was present de- clared she understood every word, so similar are the two tongues. In the evening a Breon concert was given in the public park, at which two very excel- lent Welsh singers, Mr David Michael and Miss Maud Parsons, created wild enthusiasm by first singing Welsh songs and then the Marseillaise. The immense audience cheered and cheered again, and many flowers were thrown on the platform. The stong religious views of the Welsh pre- vented their taking active part in Sunday's fetes, their ceremonies being reserved for Monday. Early on Sunday morning they held a Celtic ser^ce in the hotel, at which several prominent Bretons were present. The oalvaoade that passed through the streets of St. Brieuc on Sunday afternoon had exactly the same scheme as the recent pageant at Warwick. Beginning with repre- sentations of the genius of the Celtic race, car followed car symbolising the events of Breton history aild.of notable Breton folk, stories of the Druids, Roman soldiers, with Ciesar, conqueror of Gaul, and Tristan and Isolde in a wonderful boat. The cars were intersected with mounted men in dresses of various centuries, with bands, and—this being France—with groups of fantastics dancing, turning somersaults, and periodically kissing the delighted peasant women. The procession started from the Champ do Mars, where a tribune was reserved for the Welsh. As the French flag passed the guests they rose and cliee-red their hosts. The procession returned to the Champ de Mara, and ended with a battle of flowers and confetti in a scene of Gaelic light-hearted- ness.
I'eiiibn ki slur:' Coiner get a Kise in WagRS. r John Williams, M.P., miners' agent, has been instrumental in gaining an advance of Id a day for the hauliers in the Bonvilles Court Colieries, Pombrokesliire. The report of the interview with the proprietor of the collieries was read to a mass meeting of the workmen on Monday night.
] he King a Frebendary. lv is worth bearing in mi'nd that his Majecty the King is an ecclesiastic, and holds the position of prebendairy in St. David's Cathedral, and is entitled to an annual salary of ti sterling. Technically speaking, al- though the King is a prebendary, he is not a clergyman, because lie has not taken Holy Ordere. He is the only prebendairy who is not ill Holy Orders. More than one Englisli King has been properly installed in the office at a special service, but it is not likely that Kin" Edward will ever take this step. St. David's possesses a special prebendal stall. Surmounted by the Royal Arms, it is the King's seat, and nobody else is entitled to use it.
The National Service League. The Nation a- Service League, of which a branch lis rocently been formed for Carmar- thenshire, offers three prizes for the best coloured pictorial postcards illustrating the ideal of the League, namely, national mili- tary training accepted by the nation as 0 civic duty. The first three prizes, will be of the value of £ 25. £ 8 and £ 1 respectively; and ztl Is each will be awarded for the three designs next in order of merit. The League reserves the right to retain the successful designs and the copyright. The prizes will be awarded by a Committee of artists and represent ait ives of the League. A Jl designs must be sent in to the Secre- tary of the National Service League, 72, Victoria street, S.W., by twelve o'clock noon on the 15th of October, 1906. Each design should be enclosed in an envelope marked "Pictorial Postcard Compe- tition" and bearing on the outside a motto or sentence. The name of the artist should be forwarded at the same time in a separate en- velope closed and bearing outside the same motto or sentence. Non-observance of the conditions will inva- lidate the claims of any competitor.
St. David's Diocesan Conference. The St. David's Diocesan Conference this year will be held at Llanelly on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 9 and 10. The confer- eiiee will begin with service at All Saints' Church, when the Bishop of Chester will preach the sermon. At the subsequent meet- ings pampers will be read on the Education Bill, Church Reform, and the value of the Church to the religious life of Wales, and well-quailified speakers have been secured to open the discussion on these important sub- jects. Public meetings for working men will be organised in connection with the confer- ence.
New Peers take their Seals. In the House of Lords on Monday, the fol- lowing new peeire took their seats:- Lord Eversley (Mr Shaw-Lefervre), intro- duced by Lord Tweedmouth and Lord Han- more. Lord Pirie (Mr W. J. Pirie), introduced by Lord Tweedmouth and Lord Kelvin. Lord Glantawe (Sir J. J. Jenkins), intro- duced by Lord Tweedmouth and Lord Brassey, and Baron Arinitstead (Mr G. Arinitstead), in- troduced by Lord Tweedanouth and Lord Brassey.
HAVERFORDWEST. R»I^I1CT0N F--a&TLE. the residence cf Sir Charles 1 hilipps. is one of the old WeJsh strongholds dating back .o William Rufusu The "Even- ing Standard" mentions that a curious fact about the place i that it has never been without an oocupa-ii. Originally it was moated roud and apt oed by a draw- bridge, but towards the end of the eighteenth century Lord Miliord altered it and made considerable additions to the place. Picton Castle came into the possession of the present Lady Phiiipps 011 the death of her father, the late Mr Phillipps. It was a Sir Richard Philipps, who.was made Baron Milford in 1823, but as he had no son that title ended, the baronetcy descending to a kinsman. A FARMER DROWXED. William Campbell, farmer, Mount Pleasant, Haverfordwest, was found drowned in the river Cleddau, just beloiv hl"- farm, on Friday. He left home at four .In. It is not known how he got in the river. Of Scotch descent, he had lived on the present farm for half-a-century, and was Avell-known aiid through out West Wales, An inquest was held later in the day hy Mr Price, the South Pembroke coroner. It was stated that as deceased did not return home a search ii-ats; made, and his head Avas see-n in the Avater. He was stand- ing upright in 6ft. of AAater, hedding-iiis stick in both hands. Signs on the bank indicated that lie had slipped. He had been ailing from indigestion, and a year ago had a fit. The verdict was "Found drowned."
Welsh Disestablishment. JD th o House of Commons on Tuesday, D. A. Thomas asked the Prime Minister Avhe-her the promise tliiat the Government would introduce a measure to emancipate the Church in Wales from State control in the course of the third Session of this Parliament was conditional on the report of the Royal Commission being received in time, and if so, could he represent to the Oh air man of the Commission the dish-ability of issuing the report before the closs of next year. Sir H. Caanpbell-Bannei'mian: I am net aware of any such promise as my Ion. friend ailludes to in this question, and it is not neces- sary or advisable it seems to me to make any representation on the subject to the chair- man of the Royal Commission. Mr D. A. Thomas: Do I understand that the President of the Board of Trade had not the authority of his colleagues in the speech he made? Sir H. Campbell-Bo nnernian: I am not aware of any such speech.
MancWo Law Case. A DEED WITH AN ERASURE. In the Chancery Division on Saturday, the hearing v/-iireyunied (before \Mi Justice "«<i- rinotoi1) of the notion by Mr Edward Lange, of Swansea, against William Burchess Rees, against whom plaintiff alleges that after the execution of an -«s;reement for the lease of the coal under Ynysd awela Farm, Llandilo- fawr, Cai-maii-tlieii, the defendant erased a clause giving the lesee the right to a deduc- tion of 10 per cent. on loyalties, after pay- ment of deed rent on coal raisod, Avhct^iei used or not. The defendant declares that he refused to allow the clause, and that the al- teration was made by Mr Powell, plaintiff s solicitor, before the execution of the docu- iiieilt. Mr Rowclen, K.C., and Mr Ha. t appealed for the plaintiff, and Mr Hawtin for the defendant.. Mr Clowes, the solicitor in London tor the debenture-liclders, said that the complete Agreement was transferred to the Lange An- thra,cite Company in 1910. His firm had it in their possession for seme time previously. The only alte atioll made in the document was to fill in the date in October ct tire time he sent it away, and he put a pencil mark round the alt pa ction to show in-iiit he had done. The denture holders had now &old the property for less than the amount of the debentures. Evan Wis a ins, farmer, said he remem- berel discussing the agreement in August, 1901. Witness saw Mr Gnúy about letting his own land. There was to be a f.j. Ie of the Lange Colliery. AN itness saw Mr Lange be- fore the sale on witness's ground, and Lange asked whether he could have his land on the same terms as lie had from Rees, and he s-Jiio if witness would come to Rees's hvuse he could see the agreement ill the evening. After the sale witness went to Rees's house, whore he found Mr Lanse. Mr Rees, and two or three member of the Rees fnnr.i.v,_ but diaries Henry Swash was not the, \\itne»> in fHither .reply, se.i;l that Lange wen, in^° the kitchen and brought the document to witness. The Judge: Lange did?—Yes. Have you wen him since?—Yes, ths morn- ing, but I have not had any conversation with him. When h d yon last a conversation with him?—The day before yesterday. Mr Row den severely cross-examined the witness as to what took place at Reel's house AAdien he went to see the agreement. Witness contradicted himself on several points, say- ing fivst that Lange fetched the document from the kitchen, then he said that Rees fetched it and gave it to Lange, and Lange handed it to him. He denied having talked over the case with Rees, but admitted that they caime to London by the same train, and that he and the rest of Rees's party were all lodging in the same house in London, and that they had some of their meals together. They had supper together last night, but did not talk the case over. The Jud<re (smiling): What? You supped together and drid not talk about the cas:e?— Well, only a little. The hearing was adjourned until Monday. In the Ciliancoiy Division on Monday, Mr Justice Warrington resumed the hearing of the action. After Thomas H. T. Birt, metal and oil dealer, had given evidence on some minor points, Florence Margaret Rees, daughter of the defendant, eighteen years of said that in regard to. the agreement she made a copy of it In 1901, when she was thirteen years of age. and at that time the words of "10 per cent." were struck out, as they now were. In cross-examination by Mr Bowden, K.C., witness said that she lived with her father all her ife. She did not m'ake an affidavit on the motion in this case. She remembered her father miaking ani affidavit on the 27th of April of this year. She did not knew that she helped him to prepare it. She wrote it out for him. Reminded that it did net men- tion that wit lie-s had made a copy of the agreement, witness did not know why defen- dant omitted that. ■on use 1 asked her about her law library, but. witness said she had not a libwvry. She had some Jaw books—more than forty, but shoot, of a hundred. Asked why the affidavit referred to said nothing about the copy she made of the agreement or of the meeting in August, 1901, at defendant's house, witness said she did no think that was needed or sufficiently important. Witness denied that she had any conversation with her father albout what passed at the August meeting, but sometimes tho matter had been recalled that Mr Ijange on that occasion had the Roreement in his hands. Witness admitted that a number of papers (produced) were in her handwriting. She had prepared a mort- gage from her brother to her father. fn giving judgment, Mr Justice Warring- ton came to the conclusion that the plaintiff "10 per cent." at the time it was signed, that the agreement contained the words of was right in regard to the agreement, and The words had been erased after execution, therefore the clause must now stand, an allow ance of 10 per cent. to be made for engine or other coal. As regarded the alleged inter- view in August, 1901, his. lordship that the evidence for the defence was not reliable, and that the evidence did not take place as stated
Wedding at Uanycrwys. THOMAS-GRIFFITH. At St. David's Church, Llanycrwys, the wediting took place of Miss Margaret Mana Rose Griffith, onily daughter of the Rev and Mrs Morgan Griffith, of the Vioarage, Llany- crwys, and Mr Hugh Wathen Thomas, of Jordanstown, Pembrokeshire. The church was prettily decorated with choice white flowers, 1110 officiating clergy were the Rev David Thomas, rector of PwUorochan, Pem- brokeshire (uncle of the bridegroom), and the Rev J. N. Evans, vicar of Llanfair and Llan- gibi. The bridesmaid was Miss Irene Price, daughter of Dr and Mrs Price, of Nairberth, Pembrokeshire, and Dr W. D. J. Morris, of Cardiff, was best man. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore ivory duchess*; satin, the 'corsage -being draped with exquisite old Brussels lace, the full Court train falling ,n c-nv^tt gimlet riiut composed of orange blossoms, wh ch was suirmounted with an em- bride also wore a heavy gold bracelet, set broidered veil, the gift of her mother. Ine with diamonds (the: gift of the bridegroom) as well as « petaiiJ1 and amethyst necklace, the gift of the Dolaucothi family, Sir Jaines and Lady Hills-Jdimes and Mm Johnes. She also carried a bouquet of choice white flowers. After the ceremony, a reception was held nt the Vicarage. IJater the bride and bride- goom 'left for Llanwrda, en route for London and Brighton, where the honeymoon is to be spent. The presents were very numerous iad costly, and among them were, magnifi- cent solid silver tea service, the gift of the bride's grandmother, and a handsome solid Silver cake-basket, with cheque, presented by tjie members of the Llanycrwys Church.
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Welsh Volunteer Infantry Brigade DEPARTURE FOR CAMP. On Sunday (morning the viarioiis battalions forming the Welsh Volunteer. Infantry Brigade left their respective locations for their annual seven days' training, accom- palli-e-d by their cyclists, Maxim gun sections, signallers, and the Bearer Company of the Royal Army Medical Corps (Volunteers). The battalions forming the brigade are the 1st V.B. Welsh Regiment, head- quarters at Haverfordwest, with Colonel W. R. Roberts, V.D., as commanding officer; 2nd V.B. Welsh Regiment, commanded by Colonel J. Gasikell, V.D., with headquarters at Cardiff 3 u V.B. Welsh Regiment, com- manded by Colonel D. R. Lewis, V.D., with headquarters at Pontypridd; and the 3rd Glamorgan Rifle Volunteer, commanded by Colonel W. D. Rees, with headquarters at Swansea the senior medical officer of the brigade is Brig.-Surgeon Lieut.-Col. C. Down- ing, and Captain A. W. Smith is in command of the Beairer Company, whose headquarters alre at Cardiff. The brigade is encamped upon Perham Down, Salisbury Plain, and is under the command of Col. Banfield, late commanding officer of the AYelsh Regisient and now in charge of the 41st Regimental District. Under the superintendence of this able officer, who served with such distinction in the late South African campaign, the brigade will undergo valuable training in field work. The distinct surrounding the oamp lends itself admirably to extensive field operations, and the Welsh will probably during the week act in conjunction with other brigades when tactical schemes are worked out, thus gaining greater experience than when an ordinary brigade camp is held. The 2nd V.B. Welsh Regrment 300 strong, left Cardiff on Sunday morning for a week's camping on Salisbury Plain. The men paraded at 8 o'clock at the Drill Hall, and en- trained >at the Great Western Station at 9.30, where they were joined by the Taffs Well con- tingent. The men were full cf good spirits, ,ind looked forward with pleasure to the week in camp. 0
Distress at llanelly. RELIEF WORK ORGANISATION. A public meeting was held at the Llanelly Town Hall last night for tne purpose of con- sidering the prevailing distress in the town owing to the stoppage of many tinplate works Mr D. R. Edmunds, the chairman of the Llanelly Urban District Council, said that a 1 _1 1- _1 .L..l_- 1_1 1. .r;, Ciouu nau CI/int; OVER INE I IK/IISUII, UIIU he was excedingly sorry for the necessity of convening that meeting. He had been given to understand that whole families were acutely suffering owing to the want of food. Major Bvthway had written to him to say that he "would be happy to subscribe £5 towards a distress, fund. Mr M illiain Pugh spoke of the poverty-stricken families in the town, and obscured that many children were compelled to go to school without food of late. xie :I.- ( 'I whether the local public bodies could not provide some work for a number of the unemployed. He understood that one large tinplate works which had been working irregularly for the past two years had been closed indefinitely, so that Sue district was very seriously affected. The working men did not want charity; whait they wanted was work. Mr Tom Harries said they had a Govern- ment in existence which was quibbling over the Education Bill while the children of the country were .starving. He also submitted that the employers of tno town ought to start the work, and contended that it was not a question of trade at all that iRcOinnted for their being idle. The Chairman suggested that they should av.aÙ theniselve-i of the Unemployed Work- men's Act which was passed last year, and that in addition an Emergency Committee should be appointed with power to collect sub- scriptions and to alleviate distress. Mr Wallace, Pembrey-road: Fellow work- men, here we are in trouble, and our troubles are 1 nought upon us by ourselves. We live in a Free Traae Country, and we shall not be out of this unenviable position until Free Trade is abolished," The Chairman (interrupting): This is essen- tially a non-political meeting, and I cannot aHow anyone to party questions here. Mr Wallace: Don't let it be a. party ques- tion. The Chairman It is an exceedingly warm political question (applause). Mr Wallace Then it should not be a poli- tical question, but a commercial question (Cries of "Order.") The Chairman: I did not coane here to pre- side over a political meeting, but to see whe- ther something could not be done to alle- viate the acute distress prevalent in the town, and I cannot allow such contentious ques- tions to be raised (applause), Mr David Riandell said that they had to go as far back as 1895 to find a parallel for the present conditions. He observed that Mr John Burns had proposed that a sum of £ 200.000 should be granted by way of im- perial i-elief to the unemployed (applause;. Reference had been made to the Unemployed Act of 190.3. and lie understood that 89 dis- tresis committees had been established under this Act in various pails of the country. He had been reading of the observation of ilii-, Burns in that day's paiper, and if it wias re- ported correctly then he thought their Jioro member, Mr Llewelyn AVilliams, should ask a question in Parliament, as to whether the Government did not intend to enlarge the scope of this Imperial giant, because Mr Burns had stated that the grants should be extended in custody of the Distress Coiiir mittee, in -which case Llanelly could not hope to get a iportion of this money, assuming the grant was made. M.r Thomas Jones, J.P., inquired whether the Harbour Trust eoilll not ox pen d f:1,000 in imrpiroving the- footpath frcm promenade to pier with a view to engaging some of the un- employed. Personally, he would be quite pre- pared even t-o agree to a 6tl rate, with a view to employing some of the men. If they did not approve of his suggestion, he would ffvll in with any other, and would contribute !;10 towards the relief fund. Ultimately an Emergency Committee ""fl appointed to collect subscriptions to go and deal with the most acute pases of distress. Another committee was appointed to fully investigate the condition prevailing, and to report to an adjourned meeting as to the necessity of appointing a distress committee under the Unemployed Act of 1905. The adjourned meeting to consider the pre- vailing distress at LlaneFly owing to the stop- page of many of the tinplate works was held on Monday night. The Chairman (Mr D. R. Edmunds) explained that the Emergency Committee had met earlier in the evening, and liad very carefully gone into the figures sent in by these gen^emen who were appoin- ted to go around the wards with a view of ascertaining what destitution really existed. W itli the information before them at present they did not think it light to decide that a Listless. Committee, under the Unemployed Workmen's Act of 1905, should be appointed that night- The Rev Watcyu Morgan said that inas- much as all cases of immediate destitution were to be dealt with by the Emergency Committee, he thought it would be as well to adjourn the consideration of the question until they cutilu work up a. meeting represen- tiatiive of the town. The, meeting that night was net worthy of the town. ° The question of rorming a Distress Com- mittee in the town Avas deferred until next Tuesday. Mr Thomas Jones, J.P., explained that oO or GO cases were brought to the notice of the Emergency Committee on Saturday night, and they reduced the number to those who were really in want for the Saibbath Div. They found that there were 19 families in the town who rpally had nothing by way of food in store, and were relieved to the extent of Is per head. As tililie ii-eiit on the suffering would become more acute, and by the end of the wec*i they would have to deal With 50 or 60 cas.es., They had not yet híld sufficient time to cover the various districts. At present the credit account at the bank stood at £ 17, It was resolved that a relief fund be opened to receive voluntary contributions. Tho Chairman announced that one of the largest chapels in the town had decided to make special collections on Sunday next on behalf of the suffering ones, and one member had promised to contribute £10. He felt sure that after that hint the other chapels would do likewise (applause).
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The Mcrthyr Official Receivership. We are informed that the resignation of Mr W. L. Daniels, the official receiver for Merthyr, Aberdare, and Pontypridd, will not take effect until the 31ct December next, and are requested to state that no applica- tion for the post will be considered or acknow lodged before the 13th October next at the earliest.
Ihe House of l.ords and the Education Bill. In the House of Lords on Friday, the Marquess of Ripon, in reply to Lord Lans- downe. said he understood the Education Bill would be read a third time in the House of Commons on Monday, the 30th July, and it was proposed that it should be brought up to the House of Lords that night. The House of Lords would sit late that night to receive the Bill, as was done in 1902, and it would then be read a first time. The second reading would be put down for Wednesday, August 1, and the debate would terminate 011 Friday, August 3, when the House would adjourn to Tuesday, October 23.
New Works far flurry Port. BIG BRICK FACTORY TO BE BUILT. Mr J. Llewelyn Thomas, who was some years ago manager of Buckley's Brewery, Llanelly, and has since been resident in Liverpool, is back once more in the tinplate town, and he is representing a large firm who are providing the pliant for the erection of an extensive brick works at Burry Port. It is intended to make bricks from sand, of which there is an abundance on the burrows, and the plant put down will be capable of an out- put of 10,000 bricks a day. It is a new in- dustry which will be welcomed at Burry Port. Two or three gentlemen of national reputa- tion are interested in the concern.
Tesling Ha t Temperature. "Hats and their Temperature" is the sub. ject of an interesting illustrated article in the August "Windsor Magazine." The writer says:— "Some No Hat enthusiasts declare that it is good for man—at least, for his hair—to remain bareheaded under a broiling sun for any number of hours. Perhaps so. Yet a rational head-oovering under such conditions would appear preferable to the mind of the average person. For instance, in the cour&e of the experiments with which this article de.alls it was found that with the thermometer 1 registering 92 degrees in the sun, a small in- sitrument placed inside a Panama hat worn by a man of average size and weight, who sat un the open for quarter of an hour, marked the temperature at 78 degrees Faihr. only! "The same man, of course, was the subject upon which all the succeeding experiments1 were carried out. In each case he sat for a quarter of an hour in the sun while wearing the different forms of headgear, inside of which a sensitive thermometer was fixed within an inch of the crown of the head. Each test was made on the same day, whilst the heat of the sun remained practically un- changed. "It may be stated at the outset that as an effective light protection from the heat of the sun OIl a warm summer day, nothing is better than a genuine Panama hat. The tests proved this conclusively. Its lightness and power of throwing off the rays of the sun are apparently unequalled by any other form of headgear. "Nexit in order of merit comes the fine white straiw Honrburg, which under the thermometer, in exactly similar conditions as in the Panama test, registered the tempena- ture of the air inside it at 80 degrees. It will thus be seen that a good straw Homburg hat runs the more expensive Panama very closely as a means of keeping the head cool in the warmest weather. A great deal, of course, depends on the weight of a hat whether it proves a good or bad article for its pqpose, and on this point the Homburg scored. The difference in temperature between the popu- lar 'boater' and its more aristocratic relation the Homburg proved to be exactly the number of degrees between the latter and the Panama. The boater, of course, owinfT to its greater need of strength, is built on less fine lines than either of its straw sup- porters. Consequently it is warmer in the wearing and heavier as well. It is the least desirable of the 'straw' triibe so far as immun- ity from head-conducting is concerned. Its registered 82 degrees Fahr. are somewhat sur- prising considering that it is produced ordy for summer wear." The August "Windsor Magazine" is a splendid Holiday number, containing stories by Anthony Hope, S. R. Crockett, Jack London. P. G. AVodeliouse, Frances Rivers, and other favourite novelists. The current selection of reprints from the famous "Vanity Fair" gallery of cartoons is devoted to "Athletics and Games" generally, as distinct from the "Cricket" group of last month. It makes a fine portrait gallery of rowing, golf- ing, and other celebrities., some twenty-two cartoons being finely reproduced in the orig- inal colours. An appreciation of "The Art of Mr Marcus Stone, R.A." is accompanied by seventeen plates from his nicst successful pictures.
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The Welsh Church Commission. PEELIMINARY PROCEEDINGS. On Monday afternoon, at the Royal Com- missioner's House, Westminster, the Welsh Church Commission held its first meeting, which was arranged to take place at 4.20, in order to allow of Lord Justice Vaughan Williams being able to attend after .the rising of the Appeal Court, over wiinch he presides. i. s Lordship occupied the chair, aill the mem- bei-s of the Commission, and Mr R. M. Thomas, secretary, being present. Close upon an hour and a half was spent in preliminary matters. It was decided to pr cure certain official and other documentary evidence, *nd that the Commission should commence itg_ sittings on October oth. Nothing was settled, a London representa- tive learns, as to whether or not the Com- mission should visit Wales. The usufcl oourse for Royal Commissions is, of course, to take as much evidence as possible in London, and only to take evidence in the provinces where the Commission finds it necessary to visit any particular district. Generally speaiking is is found more economical to bring the wit- nesses to London. Whether that procedure will be followed in the present case remains to be seen, for, as stated, nothing has been settled in regard to it.
The Chtirclies. The- od-dination of Mr J. Morley Davies, trom the Carmarthen Presbyterian College, took place at Bethlehem Congregational Chapel. Maesteg, on Monday afternoon. The chairman was the Rev Joseph Williams, of Maesteg. The Rev T. Sinclair Evans deliv- ered the charge to the minister, and the Rev J. T. Rees, Abenamman, to the church. On Monday the induction services on the occasion of the Rev E. Aman Jones,- B.A., late of Gwynfryn College, Ammanford, tak- ing over the pastorate of the Bethania elsli Independent Chapel, Aberfan, were held. Tlie Rev John Thomas, Zoai\ Merthyr, presided, and addresses were delivered by the Rev J. M. Jones, Aberdre Rev Price, Saron, Troedyrhiw Rev J. M. Davies, C.M., Aberfan, and others. During the afternoon, the rev. gentleman was presented with a valuable collection of books on behalf of the students of Gwynfryn College, Ammanford.
The Late Rev. Kilsby Jones. MEMORIAL PULPIT UNVEILED. LIFE WORK OF A GREAT PREACHER. APPRECIATIONITFMR S. T. EVANS, M.P. In the reconstructed Congregational Church at Llandrindod IVelis (Christchurch) a pulpit has been erected to the memory of the late Rev J. R. Kilsby Jones, who froan 1869 to 1889 was the pastor of the church. The momoriaft was designed by Mr W. Beddoe Rees, architect (Cardiff), and it is built of oak fumed and wax polished. Its design is purely Gothic, in keeping with the church. The unveiling took place on Saturday after- noon, the ceremony being performed by -ir S. T. Evans K.C., M.P., in the presence of a large congregation of visitors and residents. Tne Rev D. Ga'>'Iro Jones (pastor) presided, and the devotional part of the service was conducted by the Rev Iona Williams (Llan- elly), the Rev T. Dixon Rutherford, M.A., and the Rev Edward Morgan (Neath). Stianzias composed for the occasion by the Rev -viyfonway Da vies were recited. Mr S. T. Evans, K.C. M.P., said that although Kilsby was minister of that church for 21 years, Wales from one end to the other was his parish. Kilsby as a preacher was a giant amongst giants (hear, hear). He was great as a preacher because he was natural. (applrause). He was homely and practical without being commonplace, and at times he soared to great heights. He was an all-round man; a unique man. He had a strong per- sonality, and an immensely strong individu- ality. Kilsby was a typical Celt. It was be- cause lie missed the mountains, glens, valleys and cataracts of his native country when in England that he came back again and took up his residence near Lla 11 wrtyd. He (Mr Evans) knew no Welshman more like Thomas Carlisle or Tolstoi, and Kilsby had strong affinities with people like Mazzini and Gara- baldi. The spirit of freedom filled his wihole soul. As a politician he was against privilege and oppression and in favour of freedom, civil, political, and religious (applause). Withal, he was a good n-baii. a,nd anything in the shape of humbug, sham, or hypocrisy found in him a most implacable enemy. The following were the lines composed by the Rev Mvfonwy Davies for the occasion:— Er nrarw, ldefai-ii etto Mae Kidabv Jones yn y byd, A nina a hvd yn gwrando, Gan chewerthin ao wylo'r un pryd. .dh ef i'r nef a'i ffraethineb, Lie Ilia ehaiff byth fyn'd yn hen, Wrth wrando eii barod atteb Bydd angel gwyn yn gwneud gwen. Cododd ei lef o'r hen bwlpud, A lledmith y nef yn ei lais, Taflodd frwdfrydedd a bywyd Y" Cymro i iau. v Sais Aif neb i angladd athiylith, Caiff bwlpud am byth yn y byd; Daw Kilsby yn ol yn fenddth I'n bwlpud newydd o hyd. ========
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American Canning Industry. SOUTH WALES PROSPECTS. The upheavals in the vast canning" trade of America are likely to produce unlooked-for developiiieiit3 in which it seems likely that South Wales will participate. There are 600 canning companies in America, and it is said that many of tllelli-iiioi,ed by the instinct of seu-preserv.ation (no pun intended) are seed- ing sites for factories on this side of the Atlantic, and close to vast crowds of con- sumers. The South Wales seaboard offers many attraction.? to them., which some of the American companies in particular are con- sidering^ It is not without significance that visits have be«m made to the Chicago stock- yards and canning factories by seme promin- ent Glamoi-ganshiire gentlemen who are well- known men of affairs. The best of mutual good feeling has thus been engendered and it is said that Ave may any .hour hear of nego- tiation.; fo i..ite,,> 'having been carried through
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A Tumble Map and the Police. DISCREDITED ALLEGATIONS. At Llanelly Police Court on Tuesday a navvy named Henry Baiker was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Tumble, near Llanelly, on the previous night. P.C. Ken- nedy deposed that the defendant was creat- ing a disturbance and was taken into custody. Baker pleaded guilty. The Deputy-Clerk: Have you anything to say in your defence? Defendant: hat I have to say is that Avlkist P.C. Kennedy was out the sergeant and another constable abused me very badly. I didn't deserve such ti-eatment because I was very quiet. In fact, P.C. Kennedy will tell you the same. .C. Kennedy: Defendant was mad drunk. Baker: They gave me a severe thrashing. The Presiding Magistrate (Mr T. Jones): This is a serious accusation. Inspector Rogers proved a previous con- viction. Mr R. Margrave: Did the defendant go with you to the polioe station quietly? P.C. Kennedy: he was cursing, swear- ing, and kicking. Baker: That is untrue. I might say that it was the constable asked me to plead guuty and I did so. he Presiding Magistrate: I don't think the constable did that. A oonsta,ble knotv.j his duty better than to go and tell a man what to plead. Defendant was fined 12s 6d or in default 14 days.
Great Whisky Blaze. DAMAGE HALF A MILLION STERLING. By noon on Friday the great fire whioh originated at Messrs Watson's bonded stores at Dundee was under control, the only danger being that the walls of the bonded ware- houses, which are still standing, may coUaipse and that the spirit which floods the cellars may cause explosion. The Avlhisky stores have been absolutely gutted, and there cannot be a pannyAvorth of salvage. The jute wore-, house on the opposite side of the street caused trouble, and a lange force of men was for twelve hours pouring water on the blazing jute, Avhich is a most difficult material to combat. The loss to owners of bonds alone amounts to a quarter of a million, the area of ground covered by them being aibout am acre, while the damage to the jute ware- houses wi- be 1:80,000, and to other proper- ties well on for another £100,000 the total loss not being far short of half a million ster- ling.
LLANDOVERY. UNSUSTAINBD CHABGE.—At Llandovery, on Tuesday, Alfred Dell, a labourer, hailing from Reading, Avas charged with stealing half-a-sovereign from Jane Evans, of Croes- ffordd Inn, near Llangadock. It was stated that the prisoner called at the house and drank several pints of beer, and tendered on one occasion half-a-sovereign, which the land- lady placed in a drawer. Subsequently she went into the garden, and it was alleged that pi-isoner then took away the half-a- soA'ereign.—Prisoner gave a total denial to the charge. tnd the magistrates discharged him, considering that the evidence was in- sufficient to convict. DROWNING FATALITY.—At Llandovery on Monday, Mr R. Shipley Lewis, Coroner, held an enquiry into the circumstances attending the death of David Rees Jones, agped five yeai-s, son of Mr John Jones, Chapel House, who was accidentally drowned on Saturday evening. The deceased, Avho Mas accom- panied by another little lad, aa as fishing in the river Bran, Aviien his cap dropped into the Avater, and in endeavouring to regain it he fell in. A young man named John Rees, South gate, hurried to the spot, and brought out the body. When found the body was up- right in the pool. The jury returned a ver- dict of accidentally drowned.
TEXBY. SHOOTING A WHITE JACKDAW.—Geo. Llew- ellyn, carpenter. M»rsh-rcad, Tenby, was charged before the Mayor (Councillor GoaaW Thomas) and other magistrates with unlaw- fully shooting a white jackdaw during the close season. Defendant, who pleaded guilty, was reprimanded by t.he Mayor, and ordered to pay the costs, which totalled 8s (id, a por- tion of which, however (3s (3d) was remitted.