WELSH electors assembled to listen to an M.P. evince a. growing desire to be ad- dressed in the vernacular. This is especially the case in Carmarthenshire, and the meetings which were held last week In the eastern division of the county gave striking instances of the fact. Mr ABEL THOMAS did not at all feel disposed to respond to the cries of Cymraeg 'naur ("Welsh now") with which he was occa- sionally interrupted, but he certainly could not resist the temptation, and at each of the meetings complied with the requests, though the results could hardly be regarded as a marked success. The electors present at the Llangadock meeting were most agreeably surprised when Mr J. LLOYD MORGAN, the Member for West Carmarthenshire, turned from English to Welsh, and again and again cheered him as he proceeded in the delivery of a splendid speech in the vernacular. Had the Ammanford meeting known that he was such an excellent speaker in the mother tongue" they would have doubtless in- sisted upon the hon. member complying with the repeated demands for Welsh. On Thursday night, Mr S. T. EVANS received a warm welcome by the colliers and tin- platers in the Amman Valley, who were simply delighted to find one of Wales's sons expressing himself so fluently, and with a lucidity which quite charmed his audience, in the vernacular. Mr S. T. EVANS' constituents will doubtless be glad to learn that his ser- vices and his value are being very highly ap- preciated outside his own constituency, asthe following resolution passed not long since by the Amman Valley Liberal Association will testify We, as an Association, feel it our duty to convey our hearty and thank- "fui acknowledgments to Mr S. T. EVANS, "M.P., for his praiseworthy and successful "services for Wales during his Parliamentary "career, and congratulate the electors of Mid- Glamorgan upon having as its representa- t" tive an advocate so able, eloquent, and 'thorough of the rights of his fellow- -countrymen." Mr LLOYD-GEORGE IS regarded as the brightest speaker in the vernacular amongst the Welsh representa- tives, and the speech which he contemplates delivering at Gwaencaegurwen in support of Mr D. RANDELL'sndidature is looked forward to with no little interest by the industrial classes of the Amman Valley.
THE Welsh Disestablishment Campaign Committee are not inclined to let the grass grow under their feet. The success they scored at Newcastle with the National Liberal Federation has been followed up by a deputation to the Liberation Society. It may perhaps be thought that it was not necessary to send a Welsh deputation to a society which only exists for the purpose of freeing religion from State control. But it should be remembered, in the first place, that the Liberation Society fights for the principle of Disestablishmont as applied to England as well as to Wales, while ive want to press forward the case of Wales as more ripe for dealing with. In the second place, every- thing which brings the case of the Church in Wales prominently before the English pubic helps to promote our cause. For both these reasons the action of the Campaign Committee in seeking a formal declaration in our favour from the Liberation Society is to be commended. We are glad that the decision of the meet- ing over which Mr ILLINGWORTH presided, was so emphatic. It must do much to direct the attention of English electors to the pressing nature of the Welsh grievance and the efforts now being made to redress it.
SOUTH WALES NOTES. LBY COSMOS.] THE LADIES AND THEIR DRESS. WHEN the gladiators were wounded in ie Circus the cry went up habet ( I've got it. I thought I should whenlhad the temerity to speak disparaging y a ies dress. Here's the first irate member of the sex. How many more 1 Dear Cosmos,"—I aP™sed at the ignorance you display*: y Notes on Saturday regarding ladies present day. It is quite evident that you are either not capable of passing jud^e" h"5^n,^1,c'' "nportant matters or that you S ith your eyes shut. It is acknowledged by everyone that never before has dress been so thoroughly studied or so carefully put together. Even the humblest class nowadays dress in good taste, and in colours that harmonise. The prevailing fashion of tight fitting tailor-made costumes requires a consider- able amount of time to arrange, and even 20 pitch- forks would be quite inadequate in helping to adjust them. You say that French women dress I .n. better than English women. I would like to know in what way. rue> they are more showy, shall I say tawdry? But showiness is not a sign of good taste. On the contrary, a woman who dresses in soft, harmonious colours, even though they be dark, will look infinitely superior and better dressed. So ladies who drive in cabs ought not to wear silk mantles What then is the costume for a cab ? I should like a description of one, also one which wouldtbe suitable for a tram* car. If "Cosmos" wishes to make himself a benefactor to womenkmd, he might bring out a new fashion book, and dedicate it to the women of Cardiff and Treorkyj &e. This, perhaps, may be the life mission of "Cosmos." It i3 the first time I have heard that Omen, especially Cardiff women, dress badly, but it is a well-known fact, often remarked by visitors to the town, that the men of Cardiff, especially the bachelors, are exceedingly ill dressed. They go about in loose clothes, of a nondescript colour and indescribable texture, somewhat resembling cocoa-nut matting, and as for the fit, why one might as well put an elephant's skin on a donkey cr a bear's skin upon a monkey. There is one redeeming feature, how- ever, in the case of men, their dress is suitable to them. After all, your notes were very harmless, for I know that you, along with the rest of your sex, are totally ignorant of what constitutes good taste in a woman's dress.—I am, &c., A CARDIFF LASS.
THE PURPOSE OP THE TAILOR-MADE DRESS. BUT my dear Cardiff Lass," when you say of the Frenchwomen, True, they are more showy, shall I say tawdry 1" you furnish palpable evidence that you have never been in France. Can you possibly be ignorant of the fact that Paris is the dictator -to the world in the matter of feminine fashions, and that she has exercised this sway for centuries ? In only one instance have English tastes prevailed, and that is solely due to the fact that of late years the uppen ten of French society have taken to sport. These people have recognised the suitability of our outdoor costumes for the purpose for which they were intended but they have yielded sadly against their will. The fight against tailor-made dresses has been fiercely contested, but the rage for le sport was too strong for the opposition. The tailor-made dress is admirably adapted for the object which it was invented to serve. It is purely and solely a morning country dress. It is warm, and the wet does not draggle it. A woman can walk in long grass, or struggle through a hedge without disfiguring the dress, or leaving a part of it in some bramble. Its weight and thickness protect it against any ordinary thorn. Then in our cold, moist climate it has tho advant- age of looking cosy and comfortable, even when saturated. Moreover, it is by no means inartistic. It folds and drapes well, and fits the figure like a glove. It is both sensible and becoming in its proper sphere. But to make it with long skirts and introduce it into a town is absurd.
WHY THE FRENCH OBJECT TO IT. IF a gentleman, my dear" Cardiff Lass," were to come into your drawing-room some evening with breeches and leggings and great hobnail boots you would be intensely disgusted. Just the same as you would laugh at a dandy who turned up to walk across a ploughed field in patent leather shoes, and lavender kid gloves. The French objections to the tailor-made dress are founded on that excellent judgment which, in matters of attire, has been acknowledged to be supreme for centuries. Nobody has disputed their authority. They have accepted the tailor-made dress because it meets an innovation with which they could not cope. Their climate is very different to ours, and the great families only retire to their chateaux in the summer. The weather is warm and fine, and such things as tailor-made dresses would be too hot. In the winter these people come back to Paris, and their exquisite taste informs them that heavy tweed dresses are quite out of place, and too clownish for that gay city. They are too sombre and gloomy for that bright, beautiful town. WHY IT IS CATCHING ON IN FRANCE. As I have mentioned before, Anglo-mania is developing itself in France. With the pur- suits of the English arose the necessity for appropriate garments. The women drive on drags, and go down to the races. Now, a Frenchwoman prides lieraelf on her ap- pearance. She invariably carries a looking- glass, and nearly always a few toilet requisites. I was travelling all night in France a few weeks since, and there was a French lady in the carriage. About six in the morning we stopped at a little station for coffee and bread and butter. Madame pulled out her little bag, extracted her glass and a few other necessaries, and in a minute or two she was as spruce and as smart as if she had come out of her boudoir. Her hat was given that delicate poise which only a French woman can give it. Her dress was shaken out, her hair was put up in some wonderful manner, and she tripped on to the platform as pleasant as a fairy. Oh, what a contrast to the English They tumbled out with their faces begrimed with dust, with their hair dishevelled, their hats all awry, and in a general state of dilapidation. But to return. The "upper ten of French society, seeing at once the advantages of a tailor-made dress on a racecourse in winter, especially regarding it from the appearance point of view, took to wearing it, but, like our aristocracy, they only wear it on those occasions for which it is fitted. The persons who copy them have introduced it into situations and seasons for which it was not meant, and with which it does not harmonise.
PROPOSED COTTAGE HOSPITAL FOR RHONDDA COLLIERS. A FEW years ago the Ystrad Local Board erected on the mountain side near Llwynypia a small cottage hospital for the isolation of persons suffering from con- tagious diseases. Although the population of the valleys is not far short of 100,000, it is the only hospital in that large district. But in that little institution there is no room for more than four or five persons. When a collier sustains a serious injury he has either to put up with the accommodation at his home or be conveyed to the Cardiff Infirmary. Several collieries contribute annually on condition that beds are pro- vided. But is it not strange that the miners of the Rhondda Valleys have not an infirmary for themselves 1 That a substantial infirmary is required badly in the Rhondda Valley is beyond question. An institution of the sort situated at Ystrad or at Porth for both valleys would be a boon to the miners. But it is urged, and, indeed, there is foundation for the allegation, that most of the miners seriously injured would not avail themselves of the accommodation. Wives would prevent their husbands being removed to an hospital. It is said that although the number of con- tagious diseases in the Rhondda during the past few years has been large, the four or five beds in the petty hospital have generally been unoccupied. Prejudice deters people from going there.
A PREHISTORIC LITERARY INSTITUTION. SOMETIME ago a correspondent of mine visited, while staying at Carmarthen, the so-called Literary and Scientific Institution of that town. He found a single room- presenting many features of almost monastic asceticism-a fairly liberal supply of news- papers and periodicals, a couple of tables for chess and draughts, and a dozen inhospitable wooden chairs. There was nothing sug- gestive of science, save the extreme severity of the place within and without and he glanced up at the doorway expecting to see 0 writ large in leaden letters some such sombre adaptation of Dante's familiar warn- ing aS "All levity abandon ye who enter I here." How an institution so deplorably antiquated can hope to embrace within its walls anyt ing better than that puritanical fogeydom which loves silence and blue books, one is at a loss to understand. A few years since, when some intrepid reformer hinted at billiards and a smoke- room, there arose an agonised outcry in the name of morality and what not that fairly froze tlie reformer's eloquence at his tongue tip. Since that historic occasion the ice has not been broken and now the apathy of black despair possesses every soul. If I might suggest a course of action to those who very excusably consider that the institution is a bastard to the time, I would recommend new blood. A town with a population of 10,000 must surely con- tain a dozen young men animated by the necessary energy, and a dozen young men, who tempered that quality with prudence, would not inevitably undermine Pu 1C morals, or plunge headlong into bankrup cy.
DEATH OF COL. STUART. We deeply regret to announce the death which took place on Saturday of Col. Crichton-Stuart, for many years member for Cardiff in the Liberal interest. The deceased was a cousin of the Marquis of Bute. Lieutenant-Colonel James Frederick Dudley Crichton-Stuart was born 17th February, 1824 and married, on July 28th, 1864, Gertrude Frances, second daughter of the Right Hon. Sir George Hamilton Seymour; and he leaves two sons and a daughter. His residence was Woolton House, Hampshire and he was M.P. for Cardiff from 1857 to 1880, sitting in the Liberal interest. H. was returned unopposed in 1857, 1859, and 1865; and in 1868, in contest with Sir Hardinge Giffard, won the seat by a majority of 450, which, how- ever, was reduced to a majority of only 9 in 1874. Col. Stuart's first selection as a Parliamentary candidate was in 1857, there being in that year two Liberal candidates before the constituency- Dr Nicoll Carne, of St. Donat's, and Mr Free- man, the distinguished historian, who was then resident at Llanrumney Hall, and who came for. ward as a philosophical Radical. Both these gentlemen agreed to retire in favour of Col. Stuart, who was acceptable to all sections of the party. For three elections he was returned un. opposed-namely, in 1857, 1859, and 1865. He contested the seat with the present Lord Chan- cellor in 1868, winning it then by the majority of 450 and again in 1874, when the majority was only nine. One reason of this reduction was tha an enormous number of men were then employed on the Bute estate ia the construction of the dock works, and conse- quently the Conservative voting power in the division was largely increased. One strong char- acteristic of Col. Stuart was his gentlemanly demeanour—a characteristic recognised by every person who came into contact with him, and which won for him the high respect of everyone associated in the election contests. Unfortunately for the party, he bad no oratorical power, but was an extremely diffident speaker, being indeed quite nervous in delivering ad- dresses in public. This was a difficulty he never succeeded in overcoming, and it imposed upon the party a very large amount of extra work during political contests. The elections were conducted with particular skill and great devotion by the present ex-mayor (Alderman Sanders), and his services were fully recognized as having been of great importance in securing the successful results of the elections. After the 1874 contest a cordial vote of thanks was given to him, and the speeches made on that occasion dwelt upon the leading parts he had played in securing victory for the Liberal side. The late Co!onel Stuart was thoroughly loyal to Liberal principles, and this created for him a very strong feeling of attachment amongst the Liberals of the constituency. Although he never spoke in the House, his votes were steadily in favour of the party policy, and gave every satisfaction to his constituenta. In 1880 he retired, the cause of his retirement being indeed testimony to his extremely sensitive feeling of honour. It was held by some of the Irish voters that he had given pledges one or two years previously upon Irish questions, but he did not deem thos. pledges. to go so far as the Irish electors con- sidered they went, and in the face of this divergence of opinion, he insisted upon retiring rather than that the slightest suspicion should prevail that he did not fulfil to the utmost every obligation he had undertaken. Referring to the deceased gentleman, the Cardiff Times, in a recent issue which contained sketches of former M.P.i for the borough stated :-His election in 1857 once more restore* the representation of Cardiff to the tradition* lines. The new member was the son of Lor< Patrick James Stuart, who was elected fo Cardiff in 1818, and he continued to be a membe of the House of Commons for various con stituencies till 1865; therefore he was still member when his son was elected for Cardif The latter was a lieutenant-colonel in ti Grenadier Guards, and at the time of his fii election was residing at Whitehall-place, Wes minster. He retired from the Guards 1862. During the seventeen years that 1 represented Cardiff he was elected five time the dates of his re-election being 1859, 186 1868, and 1874. On the last occasion he h. a very sharp contest with Mr Hardinge Giffar- Q.C. (the present Lord Chancellor), who had als been his unsuccessful opponent in 1868. Th polling was very close, the Q.C. being but nir, votes in the rear of his Liberal rival. Neithfi ot these politicians appeared again on their oil battle ground of Cardiff. Sir Hardinge Giffard few weeks later tried his fortune at a bye election at Launceston, securing but one vote Three years later his successful rival, a man oi great influence in Launceston, retired, and Sil H. Giffard, by his interest, secured the seat ano entered Parliament for the first time, meeting his Cardiff opponent in the House of Commons. Colonel Stuart finally retired in 1880, thus terminating a line of the Stuarts who had success- fully held seats in the House of Commons for nearly 200 years. A gentleman who, by reason of his active par- tieip ion in each of the elections, was brought into close personal relations with the late Col. Stuart, thus speaks of him :-In his connection WIth Cardiff the late Colonel Crichton Stuart j himself to be a gentleman of great |< a 1 'ty and of most affable manner*. He was never | a great talker, in fact, it was often very difficult to get him to speak at all. When roused, however, by opposition he became quite animated, and spoke with great freedom and very marked eloquence. He seemed to require opposition to bring him out. During the time he was member for Cardiff-from 1857 to 1880-there never arose any friction or unpleasantness between him and thd electors. Ever desirous of serving to the fulne3s of his ability all parties, his con- duct on most occasions gave satisfaction, even to thoseopposed to him in politics. While he greatly esteemed the honour of representing so important a borough as Cardiff, one which had been repre- sented by his father, he was never very anxious to keep his seat in Parlia- ment. On more than one occasion great pressure had to be brought upon him to allow his name to go before the electors, he being 'i always ready to give way to one who might be a more eligible candidate. He was keenly sensi- tive to insult, and owing to his delicate health and excessive modesty did not appear in public life as frequently as a man of his family and position might be expected to do. 'I
DR. ALLON. < We understand that, in accordance with the j earnest wish of the officers and members of | XJm"n Chapel, Islington, the Rev Henry Allon, jj •' withdrawn his resignation as pastor, !| an will continue to hold the office until the 'j completion of his 50th year of service. Dr Allon, who was ordained in 1843, was at first co-pastor I W1th the Rev Thomas Lewis, and on his death f was appointed to the sole charge. He is now j one of the oldest Nonconforming ministers in -A London, and is the only one who has twice filled the chair of the Congregational Union of England i, and Wales.
TJtihlic ff ampaitifs. &t. Rs per Share on Application, 3s on Allotment, 5s on 1st Januarv, 1892, 5s on 1st March, 1892, and 5s on 1st May, 1892. THE SWANSEA AND WEST OF -L ENGLAND STEAM PACKET COMPANY, LIMITED. NOMINAL CAPITAL, £ 50,000, divided into 50,000 Shares of El each. First issue of 20,000 Shares, of which 1,000 will be allotted to the Promoter as fully paid up, and he and his friends will apply for a further 5,000. TIIR-FCTORS: MORGAN B. WILLIAMS, Esq., J.P., Chairman of the South Wales Union Bank, Limited, and Vice- Chairman of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Rail- way Co., Swansea. (Chairman.) C. L. BATH, Esq. (Messrs Charles Lambert and Co., Copper Smelters, Swansea), Swansea Harbour Pro- prietary Trustee. Swansea. F. CORY YEO, Esq., J.P., Managing Director of the Graigola Mevthyr Company, Limited, and Director of the South Wales Union Bank, Limited, Swansea. GRIFFITH THOMAS, Esq., Colliery Proprietor, and Swansea Harbour Proprietary Truscee, Swansea. JOHN ROBERTS, Esq., Consulting Engineer, Swan- sea. F. LE BOULANGER, Esq., Steamship Owner, Swan- sea. *FRANK C. STRICK, Esq., Steamship Owner, London, Cardiff, Newport, and Swansea. Will join the Board after allotment. BANKERS.-SOUTH WALES UNION BANK, Limited, Swansea. SOLICITOR.—WILLIAM COX, Adelaide Chambers, SWa!lSel. SECRETARY (PRO TE-A.). -FREDERIC G. JONAS. OFFICES.—CAMBRIAN CHAMBERS, Cambrian- place, Swansea. PROSPECTUS. This Company has been formed with the object of building or acquiring a first-class fast passenger steamer, to be employed in the Bristol Channel, be- tween Swansea, Lynmoath. Hfracombe, Clovelly, Tenby, and elsewhere, in making trips along the Coast, and g-enerally where suitable. It is intended to acquire a paddle vessel, to steam 18 miles per hour, to be fitted with all the most modern improvements—including electric light—throughout, and with a powerful electric search light, as used in Her Majesty's Navy. The steamer will be of suitable construction for the Bristol Channel Trade, and in her titting-out and work- ing, every regard will be had to the safety and comfort of passengers. For several years, complaints have been frequently made of the inadequate facilities for trips across the Channel, and for marine excursions at the disposal of the inhabitants of Swansea, and of the thickly popu- lated surrounding district, and, generally, of the in- sufficient means of communication between Swansea and the north coast of Devonshire. Shortly after the sonimenceuient of the present season, it was decided to test. as far as possible, what amount of support the public were likely to extend to a comfortable and speedy steamer plying between Swansea and Ilfracombe, Lynmouth, Clovelly, and Tenby, and making occasional trips in the neighbourhood. Considerable difficulty was experienced in finding a boat, but, eventually, the Victoria was secured, and from the moment she commenced running, it became evident that the public had only been waiting for suitable accommodation, and that passenger traffic from Swansea is capable of very considerable development. Many disadvantages were experienced in making the experiment. For instance, the Steamer obtained left the Clyde for Swansea, almost immediately after the charter was signed, this and other causes, rendering it impossible to give the adventure due publicity. Then, the Steamer was found to be not quite adapted for the trade she was not so fast a boat as was expected, and finally, experiments had to be made, so as to discover what exnlrions, and what hours of sailing, were likely to be most popular. Notwithstanding these diffi- culties, the experience gained amply proves that a suitable passenger steamer, having Swansea for its headquarters, can find profitable employment in the trade indicated. It was also found that there is a trade susceptible of large extension, on the Devonshire side of the Channel, but the Directors do not think it advisable, in the Company's interest, now to enter into details of this. The map accompanying the prospectus shows the great advantages, in point of distance, of a service Between Swansea, The Mumbles, Port Talbot, and Ilfracombe over any other route to the West of Eng- land, and with the early completion of the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway to Port Talbot, and the development of The Mumbles Pier and Railway scheme, the Directors hope soon to arrange for a fur- ther extension of this service, by a system of through bookings. n According to caretul estimates, oasect on ngures derived from actual experience, the Directors antici- pate that after paying all expenses, including all inanagement charges and insurance against risks of every description, and after providing a reasonable sum for depreciation, there will remain sufficient profit to permit of the distribution of Dividends at the rate of about S10 per cent. per annum. The figures and calculations have been carefully vouched by R. E. Hughes, of Swansea, Accountant, and the following is a copy of his certificate :— 4, Wind-street, Swansea, To FR.ASK C. STRICK. 14th September, 1891. Cambrian-place, Swansea. Sir,—In accordance with your request, I have care- fully estimated the expenditure and roceipts of a steamer suitable for and engaged in the Bristol Channel Trade. In making these estimates I have had the advantage of examining the accounts of the steamer Victoria, for the period during which she had Swansea as her headquarters, and my calculations show that a boat of modern construction, of good speed, and capable of carrying 650 passengers, will, after providing for management, depreciation, and all working expenses, earn, under ordinary circumseances, profits sufficiant to allow of a distribution oiÜividends at therate of £10 per cent. per annum on a capital of £20,000. I may say that the figures and accounts have been very carefully vouched and checked by me, and that while the expenses are, if anything, overstated, the receipts will probably be found to be under estimated. I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant, RICHARD E. HUGHES. The services of Frank C. trick, as Manager, and of Rosser Rosser, of Somerset-place, Swansea, as Marine Superintendent, have been secured upon terms exceed- ingly advantageous to the Company. The amount agreed to be paid as promotion money has been fixed at £ 1,000, the whole of which will be allotted in the form or fully paid-up shares, and in further proof of the confidence which the promoter and his friends have in the ttfiiretn they have arranged to appiy for 5,000 shares (over and above promotion shares), a number e<iual in value to one-fourth of the present issue of Capital. The following contract has been entered into :—An agreement dated 30th September. 1891, and entered into between Frank Clarke Strick, of the one part, and John William Packe, as trustee for and on behalf of the Company, of the other part, being an agreement in reference to the promotion of the Company, the management of the business, and other matters. Copy of this contract may be seen on application to company's Solicitor. Copies of this Prospectus may be obtained on appli- cation to Frank C. Strick & Co., Ld., 50 and 51, Lime- street, London, and at Swausea, Cardiff, and New- port, or to F. Le Boulanger, Cambrian-place, Swansea, and also from the Bankers and Solicitor of the Com- pany. 5823 POCKETT'S BRISTOL CH-A-NiNiEL JL STEAM PACKET COMPANY, LIMITED. Issue of 355 Six percent. PREFERENCEISHARESof B10 each, and 1,295 ORDINARY SHARES of £10 each, payable. £1 Os Od on Application. 21 10s Od on Allotment, And the balance in three instalments ofB2 10s each, as required, at intervals of not less than two months. From the commencement of the present year, when this Company took over the business of the late Captaiu W. Pockett, the Directors have recognised the growing demand for an increased and improved pas- ser.ger service between Swansea, Hfracombe, and other places in the Bristol Channel, and the probable development of the business was referred to in the original prospectus. An extensive and profitable passenger trade is already in existence, comprising not only the excursion, but also an extensive through "traffic between South Wales and Devon, Cornwall, and Somerset, in connec- tion with the London and South-Western and London and North Western Railway Companies. The whole of this traffic is capable of very great de- velopment, and only requires the employment of a thoroughly reliable, commodious, and attractive steamer, capable of conveying the large number of passeugers which is already assured, by the increasing growth and popularity of Ilfracombe as a watering- place, the impending construction of a pier at Lyn. mouth, and the consequent opening up of that de- lightful resort, and the improvements and probable construction of a pier at the Mumbles, as well as the prosperity of the trade of Swansea and the large dis- trict of which it is the centre. During the past season the number of passengers has far exceeded that of any previous year, and notwith- standing the competition of a rival steamer having for part of the season run between Swansea and Devon, the receipts have been very satisfactory. With the ex- perience of the past season to guide them, the Direc- tors have every confidence in the continued prosperity of the Company, and feel certain that they will be able to pay the shareholders substantial dividends. Notwithstanding a long period of unfavourable weather and the keen competition ot other steamers, the present service was found totally inadequate. .o meet these demands, the Directors have pro- visionally arranged with the Naval Construction and Armaments Co., Limited, of Barrow-in-Furness, for the construction of a steamer 200 feet long, 25 feet beam, and to be provided with every modern -improve- ment m hull and machinery. She will ija,va a deck over 100 feet long, extending tbe full width of the hull, with saloons, including ladies' cabin, ncentiy fitted, and lighted throughout with electric light. 7'1;' of Siemens' Martin steel, and be i w^ter-tighf compartments, which will render er practically unsinkable, and in every respect far sup r both as to speed and seaworthiness to Channel excursion steamer running in the Bristol +v,a0T^wtovsthnv"<fCie8^rycapital forthe new steamer, the Directo,s have decided to issue the whole of the Shares and 1,295%rdTnary^fhares C Althougn the new capital now being raised will not actually be earning profits until the commencement of next summer, the Directors have decided to allow interest at the rate of 5 per cent, per annum from the date of payment until 30th June, 1892, when the shares will participate in the full dividends under the respec- tive classes. 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BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, DEATHS BIRTHS. BANCROFT.—October 21st, at 4, Lexden-terrace, Tenby, the wife of John Bancroft, M.A., H.M. Inspector of schools, of a son. BIBBERT.-On October 25th, at Bryn-Awel, Park- place, Cardiff, the wife of J. Walter Hibbert, of a daughter. 635 DEATHS. Dix.—On the 25th, Benjamin Dis, of London, father of Walter Dix, of Newport, agad 78., Leaved by all who knew him. tfflb GREFN.-ON the 13th. August, lg91, drowned by the capsizing of a boat in a rii'er in Nicaragua, George, aged 36 years, fourth son of George Green, Sapphire- street, Cardiff. 670 JOHN.—On the 25th of October, at home, Dr H. W. John, the only son of Mr and Mrs Josiah John, of Ammanford. Funeral Thursday at 1.30, Bethel, Llan- samlei. KEY.—On the 25th inst, after a brief illness, George Key, Cwmavon, aged 56. Funeral on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation. 660 REECE.—On the 24th inst., Mrs Sarah Reece, of Gold- cliff, in her 84th year. Funeral on Wednesday, 3 o'clock, at Goldcliff Church. 5077 DAVIES.—October 24th, at Ty-eos-y-coed, Llanover, Gwenddolen Jane, second daughter of Edward Davies, in her 11th year. Funeral on Thursday, at 2.30, for Saron, Goytre. Friends please accept this intimation. 590 JONES.—At the residence of his brother-in-law, the Rev W. M. Morgan, Ystradgynlais, on the 23rd inst., Samuel Jones, formerly a chemist in London, and the beloved son of Mr Richard Jones, late Bryn, Brynaman. Funeral at Gibea, Brynaman, on Wednes- day next, at 2.30 p.m. Friends please accept this intimation. 5853 JOHNS.—Dr H. Walter Johns, of Ammanford, R.S.O. LITTLE.—At Cwmpennar, on the 22nd inst., the wife of Mr W. Little. Funeral at Mountain Ash Cemetery on Tuesday next, at 3 o'clock. Friends please accept this the only intimation. 5828
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27,1891. COLONEL STUART IN MEMORIAM. WE regret to have to announce in this morning's issue the death of Colonel CRICHTON-STUART so long and so intimately connected with the Borough of Cardiff- The town has increased so much in population since the lamented Colonel ceased to take an active interest in its affairs that there must be many thousands among its rapidly- multiplying inhabitants to whom even his name is unknown, but those who knew Cardiff during the three-and-twenty years previous < to Sir EDWARD REEP S first election must remember how highly and widely he was respected by all classes. During his days the Bute Estate was represented in Parliament on the Liberal side, and Colonel STUART was elected again and again without opposition. In 1868, when the franchise had been extended so as to include all ratepayers in boroughs, the Cardiff Conservatives made an attempt to oust him from his seat, having succeeded in persuading Mr HARDINGE GIFFARD, now LORD CHANCELLOR, to enter the field. But Colonel STUART defeated his opponent by a large majority, and was returned to Parlia- ment at a time when Liberal votes possessed great value. Though he was no crator, and never ventured to fire a shot, so to speak, in the course of any debate in the House of Commons, his vote was almost always to be relied upon. He supported Mr GLADSTONE in the Irish Church contro- versy, Mr WINTERBOTHAM in the debates on the Endowed Schools Bill, and the Welsh Education Alliance in the fierce fight ever the Elementary Education Bill of 1870. For reasons which we need not here explain, Colonel STUART'S majority dwindled down in the year 1874 to the precarious single numeral nine. It will be remem- bered that that was the year when Mr GLADSTONE dissolved Parliament, and gave his opponent, Mr DISRAELI, an opportunity of returning to the post from which he was driven in 1868. Many con- stituencies as Liberal as Cardiff had to bewail the overthrow of the Liberal cause, but Col. STUART was one who was not defeated, though resisted by an opposing force which fought with such weapons as they could readily pick up. Since the close of that Parliament he has not been much seen in Cardiff, and while his death at an age which cannot be called great has removed him altogether from scenes of conflict and from further prospect of re-visiting his friends and ad- mirers in the constituency which he faith- fully represented, many an affectionate heart will recall pleasant memories of the times and the incidents connected with'his representation of the borougb.
THE FEDERATION OF TRADES. TnE Trades Union Federation for South Wales and Monmouthshire is now an organised body. At a meeting held yester- day in the Grand Hotel, Cardiff, a consider- able number of associations was represented, some matters of detail were discussed, a stumbling block which had on previous occasions stood in the way of amalgamation was removed, and ultimately the resolution to federate was carried unanimously amidst much applause, Mr ABRAHAM, M.P., being thereafter elected first president of the Federation. The other appoint- ments will be found in our report of the proceedings. The most notable transaction of the day was the entrance of the miners into the Federation. This of necessity has immensely increased its strength, and the Coal Trimmers' Asso- ciation has also been added. At yesterday's meeting it was stated that those who were present represented a trade-union member- ship of sixty-four thousand. The Federa- tion of these various bodies may have a very powerful influence in future in the event of trade disputes, however small or feeble the trade involved in the dispute may be. Hitherto, a strike in one trade might not have greatly affected any other trade. In the long-run, to be sure, all trades hang upon one another, so that a strike of long duration, even in the smallest of them, may inflict injury upon the others but in future the probability is that if even a com- paratively feeble Trades Union be set at defiance and denied justice, all the others may come to the rescue and so sit upon the industries of the district as to compel employers all over the district, or over all the country, to exert themselves to the utmost to c-)iiie to terms. We congratulate :1 those who attended yesterday's meeting on having refused to sanction anything like I a universal turn-out or stoppage on the occasion of efVcry trade dispute, however petty. this purpose a clause in the regulations allowing the executive to call out all the trades in the event of any dispute in any trade connected with the Federation underwent important modification, so that according to the new regulation, which was carried, the right to call men out on strike who were not imme- diately involved should be vested in the annual general meeting, or a special general meeting called for that purpose after a ballot of the Federate members had been taken, such ballot to be taken within ten days. Not many years ago a resolution of this description would have created the wildest alarm. It is not to be expected that even now the proceedings of the meeting will be read with cool in- difference. It is quite evident that the working classes, fully alive to their power when united in one great body, are deter- mined not to be at the mercy of those powerful classes bv which in former times they were held down in a condition of slavery. For many years the working classes have occupied a position far above that of serfdom or utter dependence. They mean, however, to go on now with out halt- ing until they have made themselves as independent of their employers as too many employers too often fh times past aimed at being. We are by no means disposed to believe that a Federation of labour of all sorts will increase strikes. On the contrary, they will reduce strikes to absurdity, and compel both sides in a dispute to come to working conditions after each party has had a fair opportunity of laying its case before the other. Were this not our confident ex- pectation, we should deplore the formation of such a Federation as that which has just been completed. 1-
DURING the past week Mr D. RANDELL, M.P. for Gower, assisted Mr LLOYD GEORGE, M.P., in his campaign in the Car- narvon boroughs. On Thursday the hon. member addressed a large meeting of rail- way, quarry, and other workmen at Bangor, and on the following day another at Jhe Guild Hall, Carnarvon. Mr RANDELL was very warmly received in the boroughs, and the meeting on Friday night is described by North Wales papers as one of the largest and most enthusiastic ever held in the Car- narvon borough. The two hon. members were supported on the platform by the leading ministers of the district, in- cluding Dr. HUGHES, of Liverpool, and the celebrated Rev EVAN JONES, whose first appearance on a platform in support of Mr ^LOYI> GEORGE was hailed with ringing cheers. Jt -will be remembered that during the last election the rev gentleman, who is regarded as the leading minister in political affairs in North Wales, held aloof from the contest as a protest against the lukewarm- ness of the Liberal party on the Disestablish- ment question. The rev gentleman is one -e ^eaders in the Methodist Connexion 1 v Wales, and his first appearance on platform will unquestionably tell con- siderably in favour of Mr LLOYD GEORGE'S candidature at the next election, while it is also regarded as a sure sign that the unfortunate disagreement which arose during the last election between the various sects, more especially the Baptists and the Methodists, and. which greatly imperilled the Liberal seat, is now practically at an end. This is, indeed, a healthy sign, and the prolonged hurricane of applause which greeted an observation by Mr D. RANDELL in his Carnarvon speech to the effect that denominationalism must no longer interfere with the political representa- tion of Wales proves the good feeling and a desire for co-operation existing amongst the various denominations. A very striking episode occurred at this meeting. The Rev EY-AN JONES (who is connected by marriage with Sir JOHN PDLESTON, who will in all probability oppose Mr LLOYD GEORGE in the Conservative interest at the next election), having addressed the audience for some time^ with great power, turned round on the platform at the close of his speech to Mr LLOYD-GEORGE, and warmly shook the gifted young member by the hand. This incident took the audience by surprise, but the ringing cheers which rose showed that the electors were delighted with the good feeling shown towartYFtheir member by the rev. gentleman.
IT may not be generally known that great activity is being displayed by the PRESIDENT of the BOARD of TRADE in the work of pre- venting overloading of ships. Steps are now being taken to ensure the inspection of every vessel entering and leaving a British port, so that all cases of overloading may be ascertained. It is intended also to have special officers to attend to these duties by night as well as the present staff by day. Under the Merchant Shipping Act of 1891, and the rules which have been made in pur- suance of that Act, every vessel is now marked with a summer load-line, a winter load-line, and a freshwater load-line. There is, therefore, not the slightest difficulty in ascertaining at a glance whether it is im- properly laden. This intended alteration in the mode of procedure will entail no doubt the employment of an extra staff in many of the large ports; but inasmuch as the engage- ment of additional officers is likely to prevent many cases of overloading that now pass unnoticed there will be no public ob. jection to the additional expenditure in- curred.
PONTYPRIDD is fast gaining an unenviable notoriety for the shockingly bad condition of the highways in the district surrounding it. Even the proverbial oldest inha- bitant cannot recall to mind a time when the roads were by any means good, but for the last few weeks their condition has been someihing fearful. During- the past month, for instance, those of the inhabitants of Cilvynydd who have had the temerity to attempt the journey to Pontypridd on foot, have had literally to wade knee-deep through many hundreds of yards of filthy mud of the consistency of treacle, which, in addition to thickly coating their lower garments, is also plentifully sprinkled over them by the endless procession of brakes, cabs, and vehicles that pass that way. This road is a highway, and, nominally, is under the jurisdiction of the County Roads Committee. That body, however, has dele- gated its powers to the Pontypridd Union Highway Board, who are paid by the County Authority a handsome sum annually as con- tribution in aid of its maintenance. It would be interesting to know what is being done with the amount of the "contribution in aid." It cannot be that the Highway Board will have the hardihood to suggest for one moment that a tithe of it is being spent on the maintenance of the roads. The dis- graceful negligence of the Highway Board with reference to this very road was the sub- ject of some severe strictures at last week's meeting of the County Roads Committee, and it is by no means improbable that, unless the Highway Board very soon awakes to a sense of its responsibility, the County Committee will themselves take in hand the work of improving the road, and surcharge the local authority with the expense.
POSSIBLY, when Pontypridd becomes in- corporated, and has had added to the urban area the additional districts it now seeks, evils now complained of will gradually dis- appear, and a better state of affairs will pre- vail all round. This, certainly, should be the natural outcome of the creation of a new governing authority, endowed with larger powers, more representative in its constitu- tion, and composed of a score or so of go- ahead, enterprising men. It is yet early to predict the result of the incorporation move- ment, but should the manifold advantages of the new system over the old be intelli- gently placed before the ratepayers, there should not be a moment's doubt as to how they will decide. The rapid growth of the town, which has already a population of 20,000, has brought to the front an z, endless string of questions of the greatest importance which must be decided in the near future, and with which a Town Council conld deal far more efficiently and expedi- tiously than can a local board with its limited powers. There is the improvement of the Common, the widening of Rhondda- road, the widening of the canal bridge, the erection of new bridges over the Rhondda and the Taff, the construction of a sub- sidiary drainage scheme, the erection of municipal offices, and a host of other matters which Sre daily becoming more pressing. These must be dealt with, and soon and to ordinary minds no argument is needed to show that the present Local Board is utterly inefficient to cope with the vast amount of work that is cropping up.
WITH the introduction of free education local authorities have shown greater readi- ness to put in force the compulsory powers of the Education Acts. While parents had to pay for their children's schooling, magis- trates showed what many regarded as excessive leniency when School Board cases were brought before them. That there is a real need to exercise the powers granted by the Edu- cation Acts has just been illustrated in a remarkable manner in the Rhondda. At Ystrad police-court on Monday about 120 persons were summoned before Alderman W. JENKINS, agent of the Ocean Collieries, and chairman of the Ystrad School Board, and Dr PARRY, Ferndale, for allowing their children to absent themselves from school. The majority of the defendants were fined 5s each, the money amounting to about £ 25. It is stated that an average of3,500 children whose names are on the register of the schools are truants daily, and that the loss sustained by the board annually is at least £4,000 owing to parental negligence or the very large number of absentees. It is to be hoped that the comparatively heavy penalties imposed upon the offenders on Monday will have a salutary effect upon them. It is scarcely to be credited that the fathers of the truants are aware of the prosecutions and that their children are frequently absent from school.
RATHER A LARGE ORDER- CARDIFF is in possession of an l^P^rtuil Society, and the secretary rrii has sent me the programme. The society appears to be as Russophile as the French nation, but I should like very /"uch to know what this society considers to be the average length of a man's life. Stepniak and Volkhovsky are to give a lecture each, and the society suggests to me that before I come to these lectures it would be useful to con- sult the following books Russia, by D. Mackenzie Wallace. M.A., two vols. (Free Librarv Cataog-ue No. 7,805). Under- ground Russia, by St«Pnia £ r- Lib. No. 6915). Russia under the Tzars, by oter»uak, two vols. (Fr. Lib. No. 8,023). The Russian Storm Cloud, by Stepnialc (Fr. Lib. No. 6,711). The Russian Peasantry, their Agrarian Condition, Social Life, and Religi°n> by Stepniak, two vols. Russia, in the Story of the Nations series, bv W. R. Morfi.il, M-A. J ruth about Russia," by W. T. Stead. And perhaps moat important of all, The Last Appeal of the Russian Liberals, by George Kennan, "Century Magazine" for No- vember, 1877, and the series of articles by the same writer in that magazine from 1877 to 1891, same writer in that magazine from 1877 to 1891, on Russia, and the Siberian Exilesz. The articles are as foillows:- Century Magazine, vols. 35, 36, 37, and 38 (i.e., Nov., 1887, to Oct., 1889); vol. 39, Nov., 1889, and April. 1890; and vol. 40, May, 1890, and Sept., 1891 (Fr. Lib. No. 17,947). But this is not all. Mr Herbert Thompson will give a preliminary lecture asking the question, Are Russian internal affairs any concern of ours ?" Does the Society imagine that these are the days of the Hilpa and Shalum ? Why not have told me at once to go and read the British Museum ? Like the poor criminal who chose the galleys in preference to reading Guicciardini, I would sooner be sent to Siberia than peruse all those works. I am very much obliged to you, Mr Impartial Society, but your conditions are too onerous. I don't expect to live more than a hundred years, and if two lectures require that amount of litera- ture to be digested, I should want a few more centuries to keep pace with such a demand.
JUDGES IN COUNCIL. On Monday afternoon, in the Lord Chie: Justice's private room, Lord Coleridge in th. « chair, a meeting of her Majesty's Justices wa- B held for the purpose of appointing judges to tr-" W all election petitions for 1891-2. The judf ea s: X et, chosen were Baron Pollock and Justices A. L. Smith and Wills.
The closing of the Royal Naval Exhibition on Saturday was attended by the Prince of Wales, Prince Louise, and the Marquis of Lome. After dining in the royal pavilion with the chairman, vice-chairman, and secretary, the Royal party witnessed the display of fireworks, and the sham fight in tbe arena. Afterwards the Prince in- spected the blue jackets and marines, and com- plimented them on their exemplary conduct. No less than 2,351,683 persons have visited the exhibition since the opening.