EAST GLAMORGAN AGRICULTJRAL SOCIETY. NINTH ANNUAL SHOW. SUCCESSFUL EXHIBITION AT NELSON. LIST OF LOCAL WINNERS. The ninth annual bhow of the East Glamor- gan Agricultural Society was held on Thursday at Nelson. The following were the local win- ners — PONIES. Class 2.-Mountain pony and foal, hot ex- ceeding 12J, hands high: ?nd, Mr Phillip Pritch- ard, Nyth Bran Farm, "Llanwonno Bess." Class 3.-Two-yea.r-old pony or filly, not ex- ceeding 12 hands high: 1st, Mr D. E. Jones, Llancaiach House, Nelson, "Benny;" 2nd, Mr Edward Lewis, Ty Newydd, Whitecross-, "Black Bess." Class 4.-Mouitain pony, mare or gelding, not exce-din-, 12 hands high (to be ridden):, Double 1st, Messrs Morgan Bros., Tonypandy, "Marvel. Class 5.-Pony, not exceeding 13 hands, to be ridden by a boy not exceeding 13 years of age; 1st, Mr Samuel Evans, Penygraig, "Elsmanda Model; 2nd, Mr A. Jepson, Mwyndy, Llan- trisant, "Lady Windsor." HUSBANDRY. Class 8.—Yearling cart colt or filly, the pro- perty of a tenant farmer: 1st, Mr W. Miles, Berthlwyd. Treharris, "Dublin;" 2nd, Mr S Evans, Llancaiach Farm, Nelson, "Prince." Class 9.—Two-year-old cart gelding or filly, the property of a bona fide tenant farmer: 2nd, Mr E. Morgan, Ystradberwig Isaf, "Darling." Class 10.—Three-year-old cart gelding or filly, the property of a bona-fide tenant farmer: Mi S. Evans, "Stout." Class n.-Pair of horses, the property of a fcona-fide tenant farmer, most suitable for agri- cultural purposes: 1st, Mr S. Evans, "Stout" and "Dadby." Class 13.—Pony, not exceeding 13k hands, most suitable for underground work; 1st, Mr B. Coslett, Mountain Ash; 2nd, Mr H. Thomas, Bryndu Farm, Nelson, "Polly." Class-n.-Cart mare or gelding, the property of a bona-fide tenant farmer who gains his liv- ing by farming pursuits only, most suitable for agrioultural purposes: 2nd, Mr T. Davies, Aber- cwmboi House, "Norah." Class 15.—Mare or gelding, most suitable for a dray: 2nd, Mr S. Evans, "Darby." COBS AND HACKS. CJ"-Ss 16.- Yearling cob or hack: 2nd, Aid. W. H. Mathias, Tydu Farm, Nelson. Class 17.-Two-year-old colt or fiHy, calcula- ted to make a hunter-: Alderman W. H. Mathias. Class 18. Welsh cob, not exceeding 14! hands high (to be ridden and carry list.): 1st, Alder- man W. H. Mathias, "Argyle;" 2nd, Dr Mathias Tvrbont, Pontypridd, "Prudence." Class 19.—Open to all comers).-Hack, to be ridden by a lady: 1st, Mr F. S. Miles, Ponty- pridd; 2nd, Mr George Boyles,, Pontypridd, "Viscount Bang." Class 20 (open).—Light-weight hunter: 1st, Mr F. S. Miles, "Are You There?" 2nd, Mr George Boyles, 'Sea Pearl." Class 21.-Cob mare or gelding, to be ridden by a lady or gentleman (open to the County of Glamorgan and the society's districts in Mon- mouthshire 1st, Mr George Boyles, "Sea Pearl.' Class 22.-Cob mare and colt not exceeding 15 hands high: 1st, Mr A. Jepson, Mwyndy, Llantrisant. Class 23.—Two-year-old cob or hack, mare or gelding: let, Mr Howell Davies, Primrose hill. Llantrisant: 2nd, Alderman W. H. Mathias. HARNESS. Class 24 (open;.—Pony, not exceeding 13 hands, to be ridden: 1st, Mr Samuel Evans, "Elsmanda Medel." Class 26.—Mare or gelding, not exceeding 15.2 hands, to be driven: 1st, Mr George Boyles, Pontypridd, "Viscount Bang;" 2nd, Mr W. T. Bevan, Ferndale, "Princess Maud." Class 27.-Horse showing best speed and action, to be driven: 1st, Mr J. Trenchard, Pontypridd, "Black Tom." SPECIAL TRADESMEN S PRIZES. Class 28 (light horses).—Mare or gelding, not exceeding 15 hands, best suited and usually em- ployed for general business purposes by the ex- hibitor, to be shown in light crank axle or other Spring cart: 1st, Mr Rees Evans. Mountain Ash, "Kitty;" 3rd, Mr Gwilym Austin. Nelson, "Taffy." Class 29 (heavy horses).—Mare or gelding, best Suited and usually employed for general busi- aess purposes by the exhibitor, to be shown in light crank axle or other vehicle: 1st, Messrs the Cwmbach Co-operative Society, "Bob; 2nd, Mr James Thcmas. Treorky. "Nell;" 3rd, Mr R. M. Evans, Pontypridd, "Polly." JUMPING PRIZES. Class 30 (open).—Jumper, mare, or gelding, not exceeding 14.2 hands, to be ridden over such fences as the stewards may direct: 1st, Mr D. E Jones, Llancaiach House,. "Duchess." Class 32 (open).—Horse that has never won amy jumping previous to this show: Mr T. A. Jones, Penygraig. "Never Mind." Class 33.—Special Prize.—Jumper mare or gelding, the property of a tenant farmer, to be ridden by a farmer or a farmer"s son or servant, over such fences as the stewards may direct: Mr B. E. Jones, "Duchess." CONSOLATION PRIZES. Class 34.-To any unsuccessful competitors in any of the jumping classes: 1st and 2nd divided between Mr T. Fletcher, Pontypool, "Dr Jim," and Mr T. Trenchard, Pontpridd, "Spider." CATTLE. Class 35.-Bull of any breed, two years old ana" above, the property of a tenant farmer: 2nd, Mr W. B. Edmunds, Gwaun Gledr, Ponty- pridd, "Kismet." 1 Class 36.-Bull of any pure breed, not exceed- ing two years old: 1st, Mr Walter Davies, Mon- achdy, Ynysybwl. Class 41.-F,4,t beast (bull excepted), the pro- perty of a tenant farmer: 2nd, Alderman W. H. Mart bias, Tydu Farm, Nelson. Class 43.—Yearling heifer of any breed, the property of a tenant farmer: 1st, Mr Thomas Davies, Abercwmboi iTouse. Aberdare; 2nd, Mr Eli Edmunds, Pentwyn Farm, Llanbradach. Class 44.—Heifer calf of any breed: 2nd, Mr Samuel Evans, Llancaiach Farm, Nelson, "Mary." Class 46.—Pair of yearling steers of any breed: 2nd, Mr William Miles, Berthlwyd, Tre- harris. SHEEP. ) Class 47.—Lowland ram lamb: 1st, Mr Thos. Davies, Abercwmboi House. Class 48.—Lowland yearling ram: 1st, Mr Thomas Davies; 2nd, Mr Thomas Jenkins. Class 49.-Lowland ram, not under two years: 2nd Mr Tho-:jas Davies. Class 50.—Pen of five Lowland ewe lamb s, best suited for the district: 1st and 2nd, Mr Thomas Jenkins. Class 51.-Pen of Five Lowland breeding ewes, best suited for the district: 1st, Mr Thomas Jen- kins, Wernvdoman, Caerphilly. Class 53.-Ram lamb, bred by the exhibitor, suitable for hillside farms: 1st, Mr John Wil- liams, Maendy Farm, Penycoedcae; 2nd, Mr Thomas Jenkins. Class 54.-Yearling ram, suitable for hillside farms: 1st, and 2nd, Mr Thomas Jenkins. Class 55.—Two-year-old and above ram, suit- able for hillside farms: 1st and 2nd, Mr Thomas Jenkins. Class 56.-Pen of five ewe lambs, suitable for hillside farms, the property of a tenant farmer: 1st, Mr Thomas Jenkins; 2nd, Mr John Wil- liams. Class 57.-Pen of five hillside yearlings: 1st and 2nd, Mr Thomas Jenkins. Class 58.—Pen of five ewesi most suitable for hillside farms, the property of a tenant farmer: 1st and 2nd, Mr Thomas Jenkins. Class 59.-Mountain ram lamb, bred by the exhibitor, and calculated to suit the hills of the districts of the society: 1st, Mr Thomas Evans. Ffynonrhingyllt Farm; 2nd, Mr David Evans, Forest, Treharris. Class 60.—Pure yearling mountain ram, calcu- lated to suit the hills of the districts of the society: 1st, Mr Thomas Smith, Penygioes Farm. Pontypridd; 2nd, Mr Thomas Williams, Graddfa Farm, Ystrad Mynach. Class 61.-Welsh mountain ram, calculated to suit the hills of the districts of the society: 1st, and 2nd, Mr Thomas Evans. .Class 62.—Pen o five mountain lambs: 1st, Mr Thomas Evans; 2nd, Mr Llewelyn D. Wil- liams, Pant Dram. Class 63.-Pen of five pure-bred mountain wether lambs: Mr William Phillips, Llanbrad- ach Fawr Farm. Class 64.-Pen of five mountain wethers, cal- culated to auit the mountains of the districts of the society: Mr William Phillips, Cefn Car- llwyn. Class 65.-Pen of five mountain ewes, two- year-old and above, calculated to suit the moun. tains of the districts, the property of a tenant farmer: 1st, and 2nd, Mr Thomas Evans. PIGS. Class 66.—Boar of any breed: Mr William Evans, Llancaiach Fawr. Class 67.-Sow and litter of pigs under three months old: Mr William Hughes, Bwelyn Cot- tage, Pentwyn. Class 68.—Sow of any pure breed, not having a litter: 1st, Mr Tom Edmunds, Penbailey,Llan- fabon; 2nd, Mr Llewelyn D. Williams, Pant Drain, Pontypridd. Class 69.-Fat pig. fed by a workman: 1st, Mr J. Griffiths, Nelson; 2, Mr H. Enoch, Caer- philly. Class 79.—Two store pigs: 1st, Mr William Willis, Wern, Nelson; ?nd, Mr Wiliam Miles. COTTAGERS' PRIZE. Class 71.—Pig most likely to make a good b&coner next season: 1st, Mr John Griffiths, Nelson. POULTRY. Class 73.-Game cock or hen, any other variety: 3rd, Mr David Jones, Pontypridd. Class 74.-Indian game or Malay cock or hen: 3rd, Mr D. C. Edwards, Pontygwaith Dairy. Class 76.-Game bantam cock or hen, any variety: 3rd, Mr J. W. Roberts, Danyrawel, Cilfynydd. Class 77.—Bantam cock or lien, any other variety 3rd, Mr David Jones, Pontypridd. Class 79.-Cock or hen, Leghorns, or Andalu- sians: 2nd, Mr Thomas Thomas, Mountain Ash. Class 81.—Cock or hen, any other variety not mentioned: 1st, Mr Francis John, Tydu Farm, Nelson: 2nd, Mr P. H. Williams, YnysybwI. -Qlass 82.-Hen, any other variety not men- tioned 1st, Mr Phillip Henry Williams, Ynys- ybwl. Class 86.-Turkey, cock or hen: 2nd, Mr E. Gear, poultry fermer. Penrhiwceiber; 3rd, Mr John Morgan, Bron-y-Dyffryn, Upper Boat. PIGEONS. Class 87.-Working homer cock: 1st and 3rd, Mr R. Williams, Glenview, Nelson; 2nd, Messrs Parsons and James, Trallwn, Pontypridd. Class 88.-Working homer hen: 2nd, Mr R. Williams, Glenview, Nelson; 3rd, Mr Henry Woodland, Rudry, Caerphilly. Class 89.—Cock and hen, any variety: 2nd, Mr Alfred Green, 3, Graigterrace, Ferndale. Class 90.—Working homer, bred in 1898: 2nd, Mr Thomas Mathews, 38, Glyngwyn street, Mountain Ash; 3rd, Mr Oliver Everson, Rudry, Caerphilly. Class 91.—Special prize for working homer cocks and hen. given by Thomas Jones, Tre- hafod Hotel, Hafod; 1st, Messrs Parsons and James; 2nd, Mr George Woodland; 3rd, Master T. Miles Davies, Abercwmboi. Class 93.—Colley dog or bitch: 1st, Mr Cle- ment Hinckley, Pontypridd, "Queensbrook Chief." Class 94.-Sheep dog, any other variety: 1st, Messrs I. W. and E. Morgan, Caerphilly, "Lean- ing Jack;" 3rd, Mr T. W. Morgan, Caerphilly. Class 95 (open).—Pair of Welsh Foxhounds: 1st, Dr W. W. David, Pontypruld, "Chairman" and Ranter." DAIRY PRODUCE. Class 89.—Half-hundredweight of new cheese, made on the farm of the exhibitor in 1898: 1st and 2nd. Mr Thomas Williams, Caergwanaf, Pontyclun. Class 100.—Single cheese, not under 1511b.: 1st, Mrs Thomas Williams, Caergwanaf, Pont- yelun; 2nd, Mr George Packer, Wem Isaf, Nel- son 3rd, Mr Thomas Lewis, Bryn Owen, Llan- bradach. Class 101.-Sage cheese, not under 61b. in weight: 2nd, Mr George Packer. Class 102.—Four pounds of butter :lst, Miss Jenet James, Llancarfan, Llantrisant; 2nd, Mrs Thomas Williams. BUTTER-MAKING COMPETITION. Class 103 (open to Glamorganshire and Mon- mouthshire).—1st, Miss Constance F. Hughes, Llancarfan. FRUIT. Class 104.—Black grapes, any variety: 3rd, Mr J. E. Davies, Duffryn, Mountain Ash. Class 106. —Apples, culinary, dish of twelve: 1st, Mr John if Credie, Tir Hir Farm, Bedwas; 2nd, Mr J. E. Jones, Durffyn, Mountain Ash. WILD FLOWERS. Class 108 (open to cottagers resident in the society's districts); 1st Mr William Long, Nel- son; 2nd, Miss A. M. Davies, Mountain Ash. VEGETABLES. Class 109.-Twelve spring onions: 2nd, Mr H. Hale, Mountain Ash. Class 110.—Half-peck of eschalots: 1st, Mr W. Harris, Nelson; 2nd, Mr Charles Byard, Aber- cypon. Class 112.-Half-peck magnum bonum pota- toes: Mr W. Tong, Nelson; 2nd, Mr J. Jeffs, Pontypridd. Class 12.—Half-peck potatoes, any other va- riety 2nd; Mr 0. Byard, Abercynon. Class 113.-Half-dozen cabbages 1st, Mr S. W. Gillard, Mountain Ash. Class 114.-Three red cabbages: 1st, Mr H. Hale, Mountain Ash; 2nd, Mr S. J. W. Gillard, Mountain Ash. Class 115.—Dozen carrots: 1st, Mr H. Hale. Class 116.-Half-dozen leeks: 1st, Mr H. Hale. Class 117.-Dish of 25 French beans, runners: 1st, Mr C. Byard, Abercynon. Class 119.—Twelve onions: 2nd, Mr J. Jeffs, Pontypridd. Class 212.—Half-peck of any other variety: 1st, Mr J. E. -15-avies, Mountain Ash; 2nd, Mr V. T. Jones, Treorky. Class 122.—Three heads of cauliflowers: 1st, Mr H. Hale. Class 125.-Dish of 25 French beans, runners: 1st, Mr James Jeffs, Pontypridd. Class 126.-Six carrots: 1st, Mr J. E. Davies, Mountain Ash. Class 127.—Six white turnips: 1st, Mr J. E. Davies; 2nd, Mr F. S. Miles, Pontypridd. Clasef 128.—Six sticks of celery: 1st, F. S. Miles; 2nd, Dr W. W. Leigh, (per Mr Morgan, gardener). Class 29.-Six leeks: 1st, Mr J. E. Davies. Class 130.-Twenty pods of broad beans: 2nd, Mr S. J. W. Gillard, Mountain Ash. Class 131.-Brace of cucumbers: 2nd, Mr J. E. Davies. CTkss 132.-Dish of twelve potatoes: 1st, Mr J. R. L. Thomas, Brynllefrith. Class 133.Thrae vegetable marrows: 1st, Mr H. Hale; 2nd, Mr J. E. Davies. Class 134.-Specimen of beet root, three: 1st, Mr H. Hale; 2nd, Mr J. E. Davies. Class 135 (special prize).—Collection of gar- den produce, grown by a gardener in the dis- tricts of the society only. Mr T. E. Davies, gardener to Lord Aberdare, Duffryn, Mountain Ash. Class 137.-Twelve swedes, to be brought to the show, grown on the farm of the exhibitor in the district of the society: 2nd, Mr G. Row- lands, Bedwas House, Bedwas. Class 138.-Twelve common turnips, to be brought to the show, grown on the farm of the exhibitor in the districts of the society: 1st, and 2nd, Mr E. Morgan, Ystrad-berwig, Llan- twit Vardre. Class 139.—Twelve mangolds (to be brought to the show), grown on the farm of the exhibitor in the district of the society: 1st, Mr Thomas Jones, Cefnonu Farm, Rudry; 2nd, Mr Walter Walters, Vardre Uuchaf, Llantwit Fardre. Class 140 (special prize).—Twelve swedes (to be brought to the show), grown from Stevens' chemical manure: 1st, Mr Tom Edmunds, Pen- bailey Farm, Llanfabon; 2nd, Mr Tom Walters, Glyntaff Farm, Rhydfelen. Class 141 (special prize). Acre of swedes, grown from Odam's chemical manure: 2nd, Mr John Edwards, Maesmafan Farm, Nelson. MISCELLANEOUS CLASSES. KNITTED AND WOOLLEN GOODS. Class 134.-To the young girl under 15 years of age, for the best pair of stockings or gentle- men's socks; 1st, Miss Maud M. Williams, Fern Hill House, Treharris; 2nd, Miss M. A. Evans, Forest, Treharris. Class 144.-Pair of hand-knitted woollen stockings: 1st, Mrs Ann Parry, Ynysybwl; 2nd, Miss Annie Williams, Nelson Inn, Nelson. Class 146.-Pair of Welsh blankets: 1st, mr David Evans, Treharris; 2nJ, Mrs Rachel Samuel, Bridge Mill, Caerphilly. IMPLEMENTS. Class 147 (open).—Collection of dog carts and carriages, suitable for the district: Mr William Price, Nelson, Treharris. Class 148.-Cart (mode in the districts) best adapted for agricultural purposes: 1st and 2nd, Messrs Thomas James and Sons, Llantrisant. HONEY. Class 149 (open).—Six bottles of run or ex- tracted honey, in lib. or 21b. glass jars: 1st, Mr E. L. Jones, Graig Berthlwyd. SHOEING. Class 151.-Shoer of heavy horses: 1st, Mr Thomas Rees, Nelson. Class 153.-Slioer of cobs: 1st, Mr Tom Wil. liams, Mountain Ash. Class 155.-Best made Fullers' hind and fore shoes for cobs: 2nd, Mr Theophilus Williams, Llantrisant. TIMBERING. Class 154.—Colliers' timbering: 1st, Mr Wil- liam Jones, Aberfan; 2nd, Mr John Griffiths, Nelson; 3rd, Mr Evan Evans, Porth. I Class 155.—Timberman's timbering 1st, Mr David Thomas, Senghenydd; 3rd, Mr David Lewis, Senghenydd.
Serious Charge Against a Clydach Yale Collier. CASE FOR THE ASSIZES. At the Porth Police Court on Thursday most of the Stipendiary's work consisted in investiga- ting a very serious charge preferred against Edward Jones, collier, late of Clydach Vale, who was arrested at Chatham. The charge was that of carnally knowing a fourteen year old girl named Lydia Davies, daugher of William Davies, 30, Maria street, Clydach Vale. The prisoner had been remanded from last week. From the evidence of the girl, who appeared to ba very intelligent, it transpired that the prison- ec had been lodging at her home for about twelve months. On August the 6th, between eleven and twelve o'clock at night, she was up- stairs, and had occasion to go tao a chest of drawers in the prisoner's room, being ignorant of the fact that he was therein at-the time. His emerging from the bed surprised her, and this surprise was increased when she saw hifm eatch her, and place her upon the bed. Improper intercourse subsequently took place. Between one and two o'clock, the girl's brother entered the room, and discovered her in the prisoner's company. He returned downstairs to inform his mother what he had seen, but in the mean- time the girl proceeded from the room. This occurrence was a repetition of what had pre- viously occurred several times during the last eight months. In reply to the Stipendiary the girl said that this had occurred six or seven times during the time named. The Stipendiary: And you never told your mother?-No, sir. Further evidence was given by the girl's sis- ter, to whom the prisoner had said, "You can't punish me," and the girl's brother. P.C. Davies, Pontypridd received the prisoner .P in custody from the Chatham police on the 24th inst. When charged with the offence prison- er preferred saying nothing, but at the same time admitted having been with the girl. Medi- cal evidence was given by Dr T. L. Morgan.— Accused was committed to take his trial at the next Assizes. —
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CHIPS OF NEWS. Mr. Percy Bailey, son of Sir William Bailer, of Salford, was killed in a bicycle accident, on Saturday, whilst riding near Bangor. An octogenarian, named Thomas Edwards, was found dead in his cottage at Duthlass, Knighton, on Saturday night, and under the bedclothes was discovered a considerable sum of money. By a fire which broke out at the Elswick ship- building yard, near Newcastle, on Saturday night, a quantity of machinery was so damaged that two or three thousand men will be tem- porarily thrown out of work. The Birmingham Trades Council has adopted a resolution in favour of jurors in a coroner's court being paid reasonable compensation. The death occurred at Leamington, on Sunday, of Lady Louisa Moncrieffe, daughter of Lord Kinnoull, and widow of the late Sir Thomas Moncrieffe, of Perthshire, and mother of the Countess of Dudley. A serious waggonette accident occurred at Handsworth on Sunday afternoon. Owing to the brake being inoperative, the horse and vehicle got beyond control in descending a declivity, and came to grief at the bottom. The occupants of the waggonette, numbering, about a dozen, were thrown out, and more or less injured. Chingtao, in Kiao-Chau Bay, has been opened as a free port. The New York Yacht Club have conditionally accepted the challenge of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club for the America Cup. A petroleum depot is to be established at Reval Harbour in pursuance of the scheme for using petroleum as a fuel on a part of the Russian fleet in the Baltic. Representations have been made to the Sultan of Morocco by the diplomatic body with a view of securing better treatment for prisoners through out the country. Information obtained from eye-witnesses makes it clear that the explosion which occurred at Moscow on the 27th ult., the day of the Czar's frricVc*' ^accidental escape of gas in some nalf-furni3hed houses. The Karene district ef West Africa is still im a disturbed condition. The Lokoja chiefs, who are detained in gaol, have been promised their release if they will pay the balance of the hut tax due from their people. As a result of a discussion by the Swedish- Norwegian Council the King will convey to the Czar the expression of his warm sympathy with his Majesty's proposal, and announce that delegates will be sent to the forthcoming con- ference. The report of the conclusion of an Anglo- German offensive and defensive allianee is declared by the National Zeitung to be unfounded, while the Berlin correspondent of the Kolnische Zeitung lynts that Germany and Great Britain have come to an understanding on some' par- ticular question, "as. for instance, a joint laan for Portugal, which the distressed state of Portu- guese finances might require for a short or a long period." John Halliday, twenty-five, was badly burnt by afire caused by the explosion of a mineral oil lamp at Wades-place, Poplar. Robert Phillips, who was riding on the shaft of a threshing machine at Ponsanooth, near PeR- rhyn, fell between the shafts, and a wheel passing over his neck he was instantaneously killed. A man named Garlick has died from injuries IUppoaed to have been caused by a convoy waggon rolling over him at the manoeuvres. The police have been investigating a daring robbery perpetrated near the Railway Goods Depot, Blackfriars-road. !It appears that a vehicle, containing a large quantity of silks and velvets, besides three bales of cotton goods, whilst left temporarily unattended, suddenly dis- appeared. Every effort has been made to trace the thieves, but so far without success. Forty-nine putters of Ryhope Colliery were sued at Sunderland for 5s. each for ceasing work without notice, but the matter was settled on payment of 2s. 6d. each. An inquest has been held at Gweedore on Conell Boyle, farmer, who was attacked and beaten to death, and the empty condition and blood-stained lining of an inside money pocket of deceased's coat shewed that the murderers' object was robbery. Verdict, murder against some person or persons unknown. The Northumberland coalowners met the Wages Committee of the men at Newcastle, when the latter claimed a further advance on account of the prevailing high prices. The employers replied that the executive of the Miners Asso- ciatiozl-,had agreed to accept a temporary advance of 7! per cent., and must keep to that agree- ment. Queen Wilhelmina, on her accession, main- tains the Ministers of the -present Cabinet in their offices. There is reason to believe that Count Morte- bello, the French Ambassador at St. Petersbuag, will not return to the Russian capital in that capacity. The police have captnrorl twelve notorious dacoits in the Tanna district, and anticipate securing the remainder of the gang shortly. General Pando is reported to have surrep- titiously quitted Cuba on board a French vessel with 12,000,000 pesetas in his possession. At the Surrey Sessions, Arthur Atkinson, an old offender, was sent to three years for stealing a watch at Wallington, after securing the absence of the cook by a sham message to her mistress. Charles Morey, labourer, has come into a large fortune by the death of his uncle at Mansfield, Victoria. At Warwick, Alfred Rollaston was fined 96 6s. for driving a motor car at an excessive rate. George Cross, steeplejack, Birmingham, has been fined £ 3 16s. at Warwick for cruelly thrash- ing a horse. It was stated at Buxton Brewster Sessions that there was a licence to every two hundred and twenty-eight persons. Richard Marr and Walter Roebuck were com- mitted for trial at Sheffield, charged with ware- house breaking. Sheffield moulders threaten to strike unless masters waive conditions as to piece work and apprentices. An inquest has been held at Northfleet on Daniel O'Connell, two, who had drunk some paraffin from a can and died. Verdict accor- dingly. The Duke of Devonshire has laid the founda- tion-stone of a new hospital at Keighley, which is to cost over £ 20,000. Albert Owen has been sentenced to three months at Sheffield for stealing spoons and forks from the Three Travellers' Hotel. James Spittle, ironmaster, has been committed for trial at Wednesbury charged with a grave assault on Ada Perry, a domestic servant. Maurice Holbrook, said to be insane, has been committed for trial at Newport (I.W.) on a charge of murdering Percy Hayter on August 26th at Parkhurst. At Chester, Richard Littler and William Evans, labourers, were each fined L5 or a month's imprisonment for night poaching on the estate of the Duke of Westminster. Defendants were found.by gamekeepers hiding in a ditch with poaching implements. They stated they were trying to earn an honest shilling. At Chester, Sydney Charlesworth, of North wich, formerly of Oxfordshire and other police forces, was committed to the Quarter Sessions on the charge of obtaining E.20 by false pretences from Wolfe Jackson, a Chester money-lender. As bail was being applied for the prisoner fell down in the dock, apparently in a At. Bail was allowed. At Coventry, Hannah McHugh, married, was charged with wilfully breaking a pane of glass at St. Michael's Baptist chapel. The accused, who was in an intoxicated condition, kicked in one of the chapel glass panels. She was ordered to pay El 3s. 6d., or a month's hard labour. The Orient a. Oruba, at Spithead,on Saturday, embarked over one hundred naval ratings and details for distribution amongst the vessels of the Australian station. While a trow, laden with stone, was towing up the Severn she struck the bridge and split in two, the master, Samuel Bush, being drowned. At Stroud, on Saturday, Matthias Cox, who claims to have been incarcerated at one time or another in every gaol in the kingdom, was sent into retirement for seven days for vagrancy. Prisoner is a sculptor and a man of education, and he has some skill in writing verses. For half a pint of beer "Matt" will recite any portion of Shakspere without a flaw. As Police-constables Aldred and Blackburn were watching a house in Burnley in plain clothes a man went up to them and was deli^ring a violent blow with a poker at Blackburr s head when Aldred drew his staff and render 'd him unconscious. The officers then took him to the police-station and he was fined £ 1 and costs for being drunk and disorderly. He gave the name of Richard Jolly. At Chesterfield, an elderly man, named Hancock, was charged with the theft, as bailee, of JE3 belonging to the officials of the Grassmoor Colliery Company. He was accused of visiting the offices, receiving the money to defray the funeral expenses of his son, and of having spent the money in drink. His son's widow said she received none of She also applied for help. Ino Mcusea was co&"auuoq in cuawujr ior » wwek.
TEMPERANCE TOPICS. (BY A CORRESPNDENT). ACQUIRED ALCOHOLIC INSANITY. There has recenfty been a considerable in crease of insanity throughout the country, and in some counties great difficulties has been ex- perienced in finding room for the increasing number sent to the lunatic asylums. At the recent quarterly meeting of the Society for the study of Inebriety a discussion took place on acquired insanity in its relation to intemperance in alcohol. Dr Robert Pringle, in opening the discussion, said that this acquired insanity was due to the fact that the liberty of the subject was so supported by the civil power of this country that it allows men or women so to con- tinue in this intemperate indulgence in alcohol, that they rapidly reduced themselves to the cordition of a permanent burden to ttie State, as patients for life in an asylum with incurable acquired iusanity, while their families were as a rule thrown upon the rates for support. And he Wffiesitatingly asserted -that these oases of acquired insanity, were increasing To such an extent as to form a special feature in the mat- ter of insanity. Alcohol was largely indulged in to drown care, and in the case of women to pick them üp, and so supplied a whip to the exhaus- ted system. Intemperance gradually assumed the mastery till in periods of excitement cerebral symptoms and delusions appeared. Until such a oondition of inebriety is viewed as one of pub- lic nuisance and treated accordingly, nothing will be dene to check the tide of acquired in- sanity. THE SOUTHPORT ELECTION AND LOCAL VETO. The prominence given to the question of Local Veto at the Parliamentary election at Southport was a special feature of the contest, yet the press has generally ignored the fact that beyond question the active support of the temperance Qlectors in the division contributed largely to the success of the Liberal candidate.This disinclina- tion to recognise successful temperance work in elections is commented upon by an ex-Mayor of Southport in a letter to the press, in which he also bears testimony to the work done. The United Kingdom Alliance seat a strong conti- geaf of workers and speakers into the division, and the powerful addresses of the Rev Canon Hicks, of Manchester, and Mr F. Maddison, M.P., who spoke from the AIliance platform, produced an excellent effect. There can be no doubt that a sound oandidate and the ab- sence of a trimming election agent makes a wonderful difference in the conduct of a Parlia- mentary election. AN EXPERIMENT IN LOCAL VETO. There ;s a public-'house in the village of Ather- ingten, near Barnstable, of which the rectcfr, the Rev W. W. Arthur, is virtually the owner, the hous9 being part of the ecclesiastical manor. The rector has a great objection either to own- ing or having anything to do with the public- house, and personally he would prefer to see it without a licence. He decided, however, to take the opinion of the parishioners as to whether the licence should be continued, and he requested the chairman of the Parish Coun- cil to call a Parish meeting to decide the ques- tion. The rector in his letter said, "The opin- ion of the Parish, and if possible of the women as well as the men, would carry an immense weight with my mother and self, as we are most anxious to do only what is for the good of the parishioners." A parish meeting was accord- ingly held in the schoolroom last week, at which the matter was discussed, the chairman of the Parish Council presidiHg. k show of hands was taken, when a majority was found tb be in favour of the licence being continued .It is not ",t"t.1 nrTtat, prr>iKVr[lVn vf mlwKitonft. present, but it is said that the result cannot be taken as a true indication of the feeling of the parish as a whole, for a large number were pre- vented from attending the meeting %win, to harvest operatiens. It was felt that a more satisfactory way of obtaining the opinioo of the parishioners would have been to distribute voting papers throughout the parish. However, the open vote has settled the question for the resent year, and the licence has accordingly been renewed. DECEPTIVE LIQUID NOURISHMENT. There are still many fallacies associated with drink of which liquor-sellers take full advantage. But to apply the terms Ilpuve, wholesome, nour- ishing," to alcoholic drinks i3 a misapplication of words. Seience has long ago exploded the traditions .associated with the strengthening effects of drink. To call it by such names is, therefore, to disguise its real character, and to deceive the credulous or ignorant partakers of it. The attempt to diminish the evils of the drinking habits of the country by making the public-house more "respectable" is, for the same reason, not likely to produce much good. While the evil is in the liquor consumed, the plcae in which it is sold will never affect its action on the drinker, any more than an immoral book would lose any of its debasing effects though bound in morocco and gold. THE "SWOLLEN TYRANNY" CON- TRACTING. It was Mr Chamberlain who describe the drink traffio as a swollen tyranny, and it is significant that it is in the Right Hon. gentleman's con- stituency that "the trade" has begun a scheme of voluntary contraction. The brewers of Bir- mingham have taken the unique step of forming themselves into an Association to relinquish a certain number of licensed houses. This is in response to a pointed hint from the magistrates that a considerable number of public-houses in the proper districts might be done away with by the brewers. At present 23 licences have been surrendered, and the number will shortly be increased to 50. The magistrates contemplate a more wholesale abandonment, and think that 500 out of the 3,COO licensed houses in Birming- ham might with advantage be followed by the "trade' 'in other places. BREWSTER SESSIONS BUSINESS. During the past week the business of the Brewster Sessions has been in full swing throughout the country, and it is gratifying to find that it is getting more and more evident that licensing justices are determined to keep a tight hand over the sale of intoxicating liquor. It is very rarely that a new licence is granted, and a police objection to the renewal of the authority to sell is generally fatal. The move- ment to prevent drink being served to young children seems to have spread all over the coun- try, and it is a matter for satisfaction to find that in many places inn-keepers are joining with the justices in endeavouring to put a stop to the practice complained of. Another interesting feature has been the rebuff which certain Cor- porations have received in their attempt to secure licences for Corporation property. On the whole, the work of the Sessions has given satisfaction to the Temperance party, although it cannot be ignored that there is still much room for further improvement. THE TIED-HOUSE SYSTEM. ring recent years there has been a feverish t"ecleS9 among brewery companies to secure ■ises, and as a consequence this sort of prOPl. has greatly increased in value. Prices, are no ommoTjy given which would have been surd a short time ago, and nearly all the monv^ foy the brewer and dis- tiller, the. -ner finding much the larger amount. From time time a good deal is heard of the hardship int.d on the tenants of such houses, many having een praetically ruined by the tdrms of thei.enanay. The frequency with which these ht"S change tenants is conse- quently significal A statement made before the Manchester ensjng Committee showed that during the yt there had been 805 appli- cations for transreeing 27 per cent. of the total number of licenGwithin the city. Rougbiv speaking that meant t¡; one licensed house in every four changed hamduring the pasf. twelve months. It would have inter9sting to W known the subsequent his,, of the tenants.
fyhondda Pupil 'achers' 1 School, Pon ANNUAL RESULTS UNIVERSITY OF WALES MATRILATION EXAMINATION.—First DiviiQ Abel Jones (Penygraig), R. R. Mo^n (Ty- lorstown). Sutcessful in four subjects,^ Francis (Ynyswen); successful in three si-^g J. Albert Davies (Dunravefifl, W. Albert "lrrís (Ton). SCIENCE AND ART DEPARTMSNT. Freehand Drawing.—First Classes (32). Samuel Howells, Evan Lewis, Catherine Proudlove, Mary Gwen Jones, Stephen Davies, Walter Evans, J. T. Short, Daniel Owen, Susie Jones, Evan R. Jones, Edward Thomas, T. O. Jones, Dan H. David, Magdalene Harris, John Albert Davies, Mary A. Lewis, Martha Davies, Margaret A. Williams, Katie Evans, Maggie Price, Edith M. Leek, Jane Ellen Morgan, Samuel Nicholas, W. D. Lewis, Albert Jenkins, Evan T. Jones, Elizabeth Evans, Enoch J. An- drews, Thomas J. Davies, A. R. Morgan, Abel Jones, Eunice Morris. Second Class (62). 1. D. Morris, Cadivor Thomas, Martha J. James, Walter Chillington, Charlotte Pritchard, Mair Davies, John Palmer, Thomas Williams, Thomas H. Howells, May Williams, Blaenrhon- dda; May Williams (Dinas), Martha G. Thomas, Gwladys Lewis, Mary A. Roderick, Lucy Davies, Ruby Gould, Ethel Hoyle, Maggie Jones (Watts- town), Mary Thomas, Maggie Jones, Clarrisa Williams, Emily Thomas, Gwen Treharne, Cerid- wen Williams, tefiba Williams, Dora Hughes, Elizabeth Meredith, Kate Williams, Jane Da- vies, Esther Phillips, Dora Martyn, Thomas Llewelyn, Esther Davies, John R. Edwards, J. P. Gelly, William J. Morris, David R. Rees, Ethel Richards. Edith Rees, Mary A. Evans, Maggie Harris, Thomas Walters, Thomas J. Davies, B. O. Lewis, Brychan Jones, Josiah Morgan, Gwilym Lewis, James M. Morris, Ru- fus Ashton, Percy John, Timothy Davies, B. P. Johns, Magdalene Lewis, Maria Rowlands, Maggie Lewis, Mary J. Herbert, Jennet A. Jere- miah, Christiana Davies, Sophia Davies, David John Jones, Edgar H. Williams, Tom A. Lewis, External student, Margaret C. Phillips. MODEL DRAWING.—First Classes (12). Catherine Proudlove, Maggie Williams, W. D. Lfiwis, Dan H. David, William Albert Morris, Walter Evans, Samuel Howells, Phillip Lewis, Brychan Jones, Thomas J. Davies, John R. Ed- wards, John Albert Davies, Second Class (9). Thomas Walters, Thomas Williams, Gwilym T — ■ D.-uh. J.U"bv-, -uwa.U VV tillu IIIS, 10m A. Lewis, A. R. Jones, Rufus Ashton, John Palmer. THEORETICAL INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. Advanced Stage.—Second Class. Tom A. Lewis, Elementary Stage.—First Classes (7). J. A. Davies, Gwilym Lewis, Alfred James. E. G. Thomas, Evan Williams, P. D. Lewis, J. P. Gelly, Second Classes (10). H. A. Rees, Edith Davies, Eunice Morris, Albert Jenkins, John G. Davies, Evan R. Jones, Hezekiah Davies, Enoch Andrews, Samuel How- ells, W. D. Lewis. MATHEMATICS. Advanced Stage.—Second Class. Walter Lloyd Evans. Elementary Stage.—First Classes (4). John Thomas, Samuel Howells, Albert Jen- kins, David Evans, Second Classes (8). P. D. lewis, J. P. Gelly. Evan Lewis, W. D. Lewis, H. R. Jones, T. J. Davies, T. O. Jones, S. O. Davies, T. A. Lewis, PHYSIOGRAPHY. Advanced Stage.—First Class. John T. Short,. Second Classes (24). Mary H. Williams. Maggie Jones, David Evans, Evan Lewis, Tom Llewelyn, Martha I. James, Alfred James, Evan D. Thomas, Mag- gie Harris, Kate Williams, William Albert Morris, Tom A. Lewis, Josiah Morgan, Tom R. Francis, Enoch J. Andrews, James M. Morris, David Davies, -'Samuel Howells, Abel J. Jones, Daniel Owen, John P. Gelly, Harriet Rees, W. James Evans. Elementary Stage.—First Classes (6). Lizzie Lewis, Katie Evans, Walter Evans, Gwilym Lewis, Benjamin Johns, Mary H. Wat- kins. Second Classes (23). Tom D. Maurice, Thomas Walters, John Pal- mer, Edgar H. Williams, Brychan Jones, Dan H. David, Isaac T. Jones, Tom Williams, Evan Williams, Annie Humphreys, Emily Thomas, CJarrissa Williams, Ethel Day, Elizabeth Mere- dith, Jane E. Morgan, Esther Phillips, Philip D. Lewis, Ethel Richards, Maggie Roderick, Annie Phillips, Esther Davies, Jane Davies, Elivira Jones.
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WORIC AND WORKERS. LABOUR'S PARLIAMENT. Mr. W. A. Wilkle (Newcastle) presided on flonday at the opening of the thirty-fourth Trades [Jnion Congress in theColston Hall, Bristol. He laid that when they lasv met in Bristol, in 1878. ;here were 136 delegates, representing 114 ;ocieties, with a membership of over 623,000, rhat day they had '06 delegates, representing L88 societies, with a meInbership amounting something like 1,200,000. (Cheers.) Even if compared with last year, they had an increase of 15 delegates, more societies relresented, and Ion augmentation in their membeKsliip of over 91,000. (Cheers.) They had 17 new societip.* never represented at congress before, and besides those several societies, such as th Operative Bricklayers, with a membership of 300,000, wbv had been away for a little while,, but had now returned to the fold. (Cheers.) Mr. J. O'Grady (president of the Bristol Trades Council and a member of the corporation) was chosen as presi- dent of the congress. The following delegates were appointed on the Standing Orders Com- mittee: Messrs. J. Wilson, M.P. (Durham). J. Haslam (Derbyshire Miners), W. B. Hornidg6 (Leicester Boot and Shoe Operatives' National Union), P. Curran (London Gas Workers and General Labourers). WELSH MINERS AND EMPLOYERS IN CONFERENCE. A conference of the Coal Owners' Emergency Committee and the Workmen's Provisional Com- mittee was held at Cardiff on Saturday, with a view to an arrival at terms for a settlement of the dispute between the masters and men. Separate meetings of the respective parties were first held. The whole business of the morning was the presentation of the workmen's demands, and the workmen appear to have limited their observations to a discussion of the principle, without mentioning the amount they desired to get. A discussion arose upon the principle of a minimum, the employers specifically declining to recognise even the principle. The amount of the minimum desired was not mentioned, the whole debate centring upon the principle, which the employers' spokesman emphatically and re- peatedly declared their intention not to admit in any form. COMPENSATION ACT: FIRST CASE. The very day on which the Workmen's Com- bnsation Act became operative, viz., July 1st, a c'jier, named John Mills Edwards, was ac- clSntally killed at Onllwyn Colliery, near S^rjgea. The proprietor had protected himself in a accident and guarantee corporation, and, afteirjggotiations, Mr. David Randall, M.P. for the wer Divjsion of Glamorganshire, has succeeed in getting L150 deposited in the bank, in the ame ot trustees, for the benefit of the widow d children of the deceased miner. This is the firs, case in the United Kingdom under the new Act. LANCASHIRE MINERS AND THEIR FUNDS. Whilst sympathising with their brethren in South Wales, Lancashire miners think they should be consulted,by their leaders before large sums of money e voted out of their funds. The action of their Ftderation in granting a further sum of Z400 towards the relief of the South Wales miners, following upon the grant of £500, is being commented upon in no friendly manner by many Laneashire colliers, who have lively recollections of the scant assistance which they received from South Wales during their struggle in 1893. When it is remembered, too, that the funds of the Federation in that memorable fight were exhausted in afweek or two, it does seem an extraordinary policy to make such large grants, especially when their own members are agitating for better terms, and which the coal- owners do not seem disposed to give. During the last few days a party of Welsh glee singers have collected nearly £100 in the Bolton district towards the soup kitchens in South Wales, the principal contributors having been colliers, who are also being levied by the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, which has- made a substantial grant. PECULIAR COLLIERY ACCIDENT. At Walkden an uncommon colliery accident was reported to the Bridgewater Trustees' Colliery Workers' Accident Society. Joseph Millington, collier, of Atkin-street, Walkden, was following his employment in Mosley Colliery, Walkden, when he was struck by his brother, who was working alongside him, accidentally with his pick, which pierced his right thigh. RAPID WORK, EARLIER DEATH. According to a return just issued, members of the Amalgamated Association of Operative Cotton Spinners in Lancashire and adjoining counties. numbering about 18,000, are more subject to accidents while following their employment than they used to be. During the past twelve months nine hundred and seventy-saven accidents h^ve oeeii tne bAcv-umve council, tuis being at the rate of nearly 5! per cent. of the membership. About 4 per cent. of these mishaps proved fatal or of a permanent character. The increase is accounted for by the present com- petition for large production and greater speed. THE STROUD BRICKLAYERS. The dispute amongst the operative bricklayeis of Stroud, which has lasted for twenty weeks still continues, with no immediate prospect (f settlement. The men are asking for 7d. per houJo. but the masters only offer 6id. Many of tti- strikers have found employment elsewhere, bit a further addition to those out of work has jus been made. THREATENED STRIKE OF WINDERS AT SWINTON. A section of the winders employed at a larjp weaving concern in the Swinton district are threatening to come out on strike unless thir wages are increased. They say the prices thy are paid are much below those paid for similr work in other districts but, on the other ban, the officials deny this. As none of the windte affected are trades unionists there is very litfe likelihood of their gaining any advantage by strike. THE ENGINEERING INDUSTRY. A labour correspondent says the engineerir industry throughout Lancashire is now fair brisk, many of the larger firms having had I resort to overtime in order to complete tt orders which had accumulated during t- memorable lock-out. Very few men are now a of employment in any branch of the engineerit trade, steam engine makers being as busy as at class. STEADMAN WAGE FUND. Few, if any, of the Labour members have do; better work in the House during the past sessi, that Mr. W. C. Steadman, M.P. But as long we still have to wait for payment of members "perpetual want of pence" will ever vex pub' men drawn from the working-class. Mr. Stea man is the secretary of the Barge-builders' Unio but'his main source of income is a wage fu mainly drawn from the locality. But Stepney poor, and members like Mr. Steadman are val able to the working-class as a whole. M Steadman's Wage Fund is at present at a low ebb, and there are trades unions who mig well send a contribution to help one who repi sents them so well in the House. The treasurer the fund is Mr. John Brown, of 59, Stepney-gree E. Mr. Steadman has made no change in 1 life, but still lives as a workman. A NEW LABOUR PAPER. There has just been issued the Trade-Uniont a new monthly Labour journal, which is e4it by Mr. F. Maddison, M.P., who is well kno, as an experienced editor and a capable expont of trades union principles. The TraiJe- Unionis policy is thus defined: "Our mission is educate the workmen of our country, so that tt may bs better craftsmen, more intelligent tra< unionists, and citizens of a higher type." the standard of the first number is ma tained the Trade-Unionist deserves succe and ought to be able to command The paper, which is excellently printed, c tains fifty-two pages full of interesting and structive matter. There is an article by Mr. E on Conciliation; Mr. Knight writes on the va of trades unionism, and other representative r in the Labour world have contributions. technical articles are a feature of the paper wh will be welcomed in the factory. We wish to the new venture, and a long and prospei career. The publishing offices are at 33, Pa noster-row, and the price of the Trade-Unio is 3d. A DANGEROUS TRADE. The Home Secretary has certified that making of transfers for earthenware and chin a dangerous trade. In consequence of this nouncement the following words of the Fac' and Workshop Act come into force in regan that employment: "The chief inspector serve on the occupier of the factory or w shop a notice in writing, either proposing f special rules or requiring the adoption of £ special measures as appear to the chief jpector to be reasonably practicable, and to i [ tiliJ uecessities ef the case."