CARDIGANSHIRE TITHE WAR. ALLEGED RIOT AND CON- SPIRACY. ACTION BY THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR. TWENTY PENBRYNITES ON TRIAL. BEFORE THE MAGISTRATES AT NFIWCASTLE-EMLYN. IMPORTANT ISSUE INVOLVED. INTENSE EXCITEMENT IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD. A special petty sessionsfor theUpper Troedyraur Division was held at the court house, Lamb Inn, Ad par, Newcasile-Emiyu, on Tuesday, for the purpose of proceeding with the action against 20 anti-tithers who, at the instigation of the public prosecutor, had been summoned for riot, unlawful assembly, and conspiracy. A most important issue was involved, and therefore intense interest was manifested iu the cases by the whole neighbour- hood. Soon after ten o'clock the commodious court- Louse—which was resorted to instead of the usual small one at Penrhiwpal—was well filled by the defendants and their friends. — Mr Benson 'instructed by Mr H. R. Daniel, solicitor, Cardigan, acting on behalf of the Public Prose- cutor) was for the Treasury, and Mr S. T. Evans, M.P. (instructed by Messrs Ivor Evans and Stephens, solicitors, Cardigan), for the defence. Fha bench comprised Mr C. H. L. Fitzwilliams, in the chair; Dr. Lloyd, !dpar Dr. Griffiths, Llangranog Dr. Powell, Newcastle Emlyn Dr. Enoch Davies, Bryn- teify; and Mr Taylor, Mount Gernos. The witnesses for the prosecution include the Chief Constable of Cardigan, Mr Peterson and Mr Miers, of London and Mr Roberts, ex- mayor of Cardigan. THE CHAK3ES. The charges, formally made, were-CO ThaI; you, Gh. said together with divers other /persons, to wit, John Thomas, Pantyrholiad, in the pariah of Penbryn, farmer Watkin Griffiths, sf Pen'an, in the same parish, farmer's son Charles Jones, of Sarnau, in the same parish, blacksmith James Thomas James, of Twrgwyn, in the parish of Troedyraur, master mariner and farmer; Evan Thomas, of Llwynteg, in the said parish of Penbryn, farmer's son Griffith Davies, of Altycordden, in the said parish of Penbryn, farmer James Thomas, of Blaenwaun, in the sad parish of Penbryn, far- mer David Griffiths, of Nantbrein, in the said parish of Penbryn, farmer's son James Davies, of Blaencerry, in the said parish of Penbryn, far- Iller; Evan Rees, of Penfoel, in the said parish of Penbryn, farmer's son; D. Jones, of Lodge, Glanmedini. in the parish of Bettwg, labourer; 1). Jones, of Cwmbarre, in the said parish of Pen- bryn, farmer Owen Jones, of Llain, in the said parish of Penbryn, farmer; David Griffiths, of Penlan, in the said parish of Penbryn, farmer Wm. Jones, of Waun, in the said parish of Pen- bryn, farmer Thomas Davies, of Penbontbren, in the said parish of Penbryn, farmer; W. Owens, of Alltfavvr, in the said parish of Penbryn, farmer; Samuel Rees, of Penfoel, in the said parish of Penbryn, farmer Samuel Evan?, of Llaincorny- in the said parish of Penbryn, tailor and William Rees, of Brynbedw, in the said parish of Penbryn, farmer all in the said county of Car- digan, did, on the 24th day of November, 1S84, In the said parish of Penbryn, and county of Cardi- gan, unlawfully and riotously assemble to disturb the public peace, and then did make a great riot and disturbance to the terror and aiarin of all her Majesty's subjects there living, and against the peace of our Sovereign Lady the Queen." Defendants were further charged, "That you, the said together with divers other persons, to wit (those mentioned in the previous charge), being evil-disposed persons, unlawfully and wickedly devising and intending to pervert and prevent the duo course of justice, did conspire, combine, confederate, and agree together forcibly and unlawfully to resist the due execution of a warrant of distress legally issued out of the couuty-courfc of Carmarthenshire, holdon at Newcastle-Emlyn. and duly entrusted to one Robert Lewis, a bailiff of the said court, for execution on the said 24th day of November, 1894, upon the goods and chattels of one Rachel Rees, a farmer at Penfoel Farm, in the said parish of Penbryn and county of Cardigan, and nsrainst the peace of our Sovereign Lady the Queen." Each defendant having' answered to hit name, PUBLIC FKOSKCCTOIV3 CASE. Mr Benson then opened the case. He stated that the 20 men who had been called upon to appear before the bench, at the instigation of the Treasury, had been each served with two formal numiuonses, and it was alleged that on Saturday, November 24th, they committed (1) a riot, which, of course, in itself included an unlawlul assembly, and was rather a larger development of what was commonly called an unlawful assembly, si ml (2) they conspired to prevent the due execution of a court of justice. The facts, although in one sense simple, were very serious. The real main charge brought against the 20 men was that they aeted lawlessly, tnd took upon themselves the law. No man in this country had a right, whatever his grievance, epiniuns, or motive might be, forcibly to take into his own hands the law, and say, "By that Jaw I will be governed, and by no other." It was with a view to putting an end to that sort of thing that the 20 men had been summoned. It was to bring to an issue the decision as to whether it was righll or wrong for man to take upon himself the decision as to whether he would obey a particular law or not. Of course, as they all knew, the whole of those proceedings arose against those men under what was commonly know as the t.ithe agitation he would not call it tithe riots, because that might appear to prejudge the case. In pursuance of that agitation certain persons, of whom these twenty were members, had resolved not to pay tithes. That in itself might be right or it lmght be wrong. That, however, was not the issue. But when in the performance of their resolution, they combined or acted in a lawless or tumultuous manner, or caused persons to apprehend a breach of the peace—then they were doing that which the law said was criminal. He agreed that it might not be criminal not to pay tithes. That was not the point. It was in not paying tithes when a I warrant of justice had been obtained' and I entrusted to the proper official (the bailiff). When the warrant was entrusted to the proper official it was lawless conduct on the part of any men to take it in their own hands and say that it should not be executed. The orders of distraint which Mr Robert Lewis, the bailiff, bad in his possession on November 24th numbered 11 for Penfoel and six for Penlan. Having briefly surveyed the facts of the various cases, Mr Benson gave his definition of a riot in Hawkins's pleas and a later definition by Chief Justioe Tyndall. Acts that had been committed showed that there was an assembly of three persons met for the common purpose of preventing Robert Lewis going on to the farm in question and if they in so doing used threats and behaved in a turbulent manner so as to cause firm and reasonable men to appre- hend a breach of the peace, then those men were guilty of riot. They were guilty of unlawful assembly whether they caused that or not. He was sorry to appear there to prosecute, because he agreed that those men might be actuated with what they thought was a genuine grievance, but they were not entitled to seek for a remedy in force there was a constitutional way of getting the remedy, and that was through their repre- aentatives in the House ot <Àmmoo¡;t. IVlDESrCE OF CHIEF CONSTABLE BVANS. Mr Howell Evans, Chief Constable of Car- diganshire, was then examined. Ha provided a police escort of 25 constables, for the purpose of protecting Robert Lewis in carrying out process of distress for tithes, particularly in the parish of Troedyraur, Bettws Evan, and Penbryn. Mr S. T. Evans objected to Mr Benson taking a roving commission into any other parish than Penbryn, in respect of which only the defendants were summoned. Mr Benson replied he was only eliciting an historical fact. The Chief Constable, resuming his evidence, said that on the 24th November last he acccm- panied the bailiff, with a force of 24 constables, with Mr Miers, Mr Peterson, and a reporter, Mr Roberts, ex-mayor of Cardigan. Mr Evans said the Pressman was present not as ex-mayor, but as a reporter. (Laughter.) The Chtef Constable, proceeding, said the party, after going two miles in the direction of Penbryn, met a man on horseback. The man blew his horn, and galloped away in the direction of Penbtyn. It had not dawned yet, and it was too dark for him to recognise the man. What time does the sun rise on the 24th November?—I don't know. (Laughter.) Examination continued At New Inn Gate, where the road turns to Penlan Farm, they met oersons on horseback and on foot. The defend- ints, Griffith Davies and Thomas Daviee, galloped on in front. After proceeding some distance they found large stones and timber lying on the road, the obstruction being sufficient 90 prevent the passage of the vehicles. How large were the stones Large is an slastio term.—I could not say, but they were too leavy for a man to lift. (A Voice: "Tut, tut.") Evidence resumed They had to dismount and remove the stones. At Penlan there was a crowd of 200 persons some on horseback, the majority JD foot, and some armed with heavy sticks. The ) entrance was protected, and on the fence there was barbed wire on a pole. On the farm side of the tence there were a number of people formed into line. On the road there was a large number of persons, including the defendant David Griffiths, Senant of Penlan. The bailiff failed to but succeeded in going t over the fence into Penfoelland, followed i by the police and crowd. When they, with the batliff, were going on the land, the crowd followed in an angry mood, and very ex- cited, shouting, Out with him, out with him this is too bad," and You will have it." They marched across the fields to the farmhouse, being surrounded by the crowd in the meanwhile, and the defendant David Griffith-, Penlau, saying, When you go to the road you are not going to make a second entry to the premises, as the bailiff has no right to do that." Witness replied that I the bailiff had a right to enter anywhere, he having got on the land, and that if the crowd should interfere it would be his duty to clear the crowd to make way for the bailiff to search for I goods to distrain upon. David Griffiths answered, You will not clear the way to-day." Witness asked if the crowd intended using brute force. Griffiths replied, We shall use force enough to keep you out." At Penfoel entrance gate a large I crowd was drawn up on the road, separating I the bailiff and the police from the haggard. Some were on the road, others on the fence, and others in the haggard, all being men, and almost, if not all, armed with sticks, which were heavy and large, and appeared to have been brought there for a purpose. The crowd were angry and excited. They included the defendants and Evan Thomas, an ex-police constable, Mr S. T. Evans Is that against him? Mr Benson It is a fact. Mr S. T. Evans What is the bearing ? Mr Benson You asked a conundrum, and I have answered n. The bearing is that he is easily identified, being known to th" chief. —The Chief Constable then proved seeing all the defendants in the crowd except two-Charjes Jones and Evan Jones. Proceeding, he said that the defendant David Griffiths shouted, Now, boys, look sharp," and the crowd elosed. Witness then halted the police when the bailiff asked him to clear the way. Witness marched the men forward. The defendant David Griffiths, calling on the crowd, said, Are you going to allow the bailiff and the police to go any further 1" To which the crowd replied in chorus, "No." Griffiths then asked, Are you going to stop him going in ?" The crowd, with sticks uplifted and in a threatening manner, replied Yes." Witness said they must not blame him for the consequences, as the law must take its course. David Griffiths, of Penlan, then answered, We are well advised, and are prepared to meet you anywhere." The crowd was about 200 in number, and comprised about 20 or 25 horsemen. The men were brandishing their sticks about, and were very excited, threatening the police and the bailiff if they would advance, and standing their ground in a fighting attitude, with their sticks uplifted, as ready to charge if the police would advance. I (Sensation.) Soiiisone in the crowd said if the bailiff entered he would not come out alive. Witness could not say who the particular person the crowd was who said this. The crowd further said they were ready for the police, and remarked, Come if I you dare. We challenge you to charge us." In the meantime there was great noise.—Mr S. T. Evans It was not a Quakers' meeting,I suppose. —The Chief Constable, giving further remarks j which feU from the crowd, said they exclaimed Come on, we are ready for yon." You were there to assist the bailiff in carrying out the process of the law. Why didn't you do so ?—Because I considered that the force I had I was not sufficiently strong to do so. What do you anticipate would have happened had you tried to do so ?-I anticipated that the force I had would have been beaten, with the result of considerable bloodshed. And do you think that the circumstances were such as to lead to the fear in the minds of ordinary, reasonable persons a breach of the peace? -I do. And you withdrew your men ?- Yes, Examination continued: The women and children in the crowd were drawn apart from the crowd itself. You have had in your service during the last five years great experience of crowds and I riots?—Yes, and previously. Bringing that experience to bear on this crowd, would you say I it was an angry crowd ?—I do. And threatening ?—Yes. Evidence resumed On the three days previous to the 24th November, witness and his force had been escorting the bailiff, and he had noticed several of the defendants in the crowds on those days. Mr S. T. Evans objected to evidence being taken about any dates except that mentioned in the sl1mn;on. The Clerk to the Magistrates (Mr W. George) held that general evidence to prove the con- spiracy was admissible. The Chief Constable thereupon detailed the events of the three days prior to the 24th Novem- ber. On the 21st, the defendant Griffith Davies, Alltywrdda, who was in the crowd addressing P.C. J. Jones (No. 19), said. Which of our heads is the harder to-day? Mine is allright how is yours." Then turning to the crowd, Davies said, Mark No. 19." Witness advised him to use no threats. On the 23rd November several assaults were committed, but not by the defend- ants. The assailants were fined and convicted. Mr S. T. Evans said this was grossly unfair to thedtiendants.and was simply meant to prejudice their case. Dr. Enoch Davies (to the Chief Constable) Were not these men fined for a technical assault for putting a hand on your onlcers Chief Constable Yes. Dr. Enoch Davies That was very seriouq-it was only a technical assault. Mr Benson An assault is an assault, whether it is technical or not. The chief-constable having been under examina- tion from 11.30 till three o'clock, was cross- examined by Mr S. T. Evans. The Chief- constable said he did nob mean to suggest for a moment that the crowd intended to use their sticks or any other weapon except in the event of the bailiff attempting to force his way through their ranks. It was not until the bailiff made a 6uclden rush on the Penfoel land that the crowd first made use of angry expressions, so the bark of the people of Penbryn is worse than their bite. They did nothing but bark that day, at any rate. (Laughter.) The crowd on the 24bh November was the most threatening crowd he had ever aeen. The chief constable's cross-examination con- cluded at twenty minutes to five, he having been so far the only witness. P.O. D. Jones, Adpar, Newcastle-Emlyn, was the next witness. He said he heard the defendant, David Griffiths, say to Mr Peterson, What does a devil like you do here, trespassing ?" and then riised stick above Mr Petarson's head. Witness spoke as to the 20 defendants being in the crowd. Crops-examined, witness said he did not know who Mr Peterson was, and for aught he knew he was a trespasser, (Laughter.) Witness bad not seen any tithe crowds more threatening than the one in question. At 5.50 the court adjourned till 9.30 this (Wed- nesday) morning.
LAST NIGHT'S "GAZETTE" RECEIVING ORDERS. William John Davis, Howard-street, Lowestoft, smack- owner. Percy Samuel Sexton, Tintern-terrace, Spring-road, late Carr-street, both Ipswich, baker and confec- tioner. Walter Sparle, Britannia-road, late Purplett-street, Ipswich, carpenter and cattle dealer. Ventura Brothers, lately trading in Canning-place, Liverpool Castle-street, London present address unknown, provision merchants. George Yates, Water-street, Atherton, Lancashire, conl dealer. Thomas Bikbeck, Churchbrough, Westmorland, farm labourer. Richard Maurice Farmer, of Hatton, Laton-under- Heywood, Salop, farmer. John Hall Saville, late Belton-place, Middleton-road, Chadderton, now Southport, lately cotton-spinner. Joseph Richard Ackroyd, Travis-street, London-road, Manchester, furniture remover, etc. Georgf) Gee, Old Mill-lane, Sutton, Macclesfield, joiner and builder. John Owen Thomas, Brynhir Arms, Criccieth, Carnar- vonshire, innkeeper. David Wm. Harries, of Senny'Bridge, Defynock, Bre- conshire, Evan Harris, of Cefn Forest, Aberdulais, Glam., and Wm. Hy. Harris, of Makfield Villas, Neath-road, Briton lerry, trading as the Melin Court; Colliery Company, also as Lower Resolven Colliery Company at Melin Court, Resolven, Glam., colliery proprietors. John Pryce Davies, North-road,* Porth, Glam., clothier, draper and bookseller. Joseph Westwood. Long-lane, near Blackheath, Wor- cester, builder, carpenter and joiner. John Owen Hughes, trading as J. O. Hughes and Son, Greenfield Inn and Neath-road, Landoie. Swansea, formerly Water-street and Yuisllwynbedu Coetages, Ystradgunlais, Brecknockshire, licensed victualler, ¡ grocer, and butcher. Henry Brown. Milner-road, Meersbrook, Norton, Derbyshire, and Sidney-street, Sheffield, joiner and builder. Alfred Stanton, Lower High-street, Wednesbnry, musical instrument dealer. William Banner and Co., of Wellesbourne, Mountford, Warwickshire, coal merchants. James Dick, White Lion Inn, Birmingham-street, Oldbury, licensed victualler. John Boyes Webster Pickard, of Oulston, near Easing- wold, Yorkshire, joiner and wheelwright. Isaac Renilall Budden, Angel Hotel, formerly King's Head Hotel, Coleford, Gloucestershire, hotel-keeper and auctioneer. John Jones. lately residing Victoria-avenue, trading Derringhain-street, now Sydney Villa, Marlborough- avenue, all Hull, builder. John Brown, Bridge Inn, Richmond, Yorkshire, inn- keeper. Robert Southern, of North Kyme, Lincolnshire,farmer. John Norton Coates, of Crimbles, Pudsey, Yorkshire, Crocer and beerseller. William Henry Drew, of Four Lane-ends, Bradford, journalist. Albert Childs, Albert-terrace, Stapleton-road, Bristol, boot and shoe dealer. William Shore, Station-road, Sandiacre, Derbyshire, cattle dealer. Walter Lowry Davies, Owen-street, Tipton, Stafford- shire, general dealer. Robert Jackson, Lake-terrace, Lake-street, late Poplar Buildings, Holderness-road, both Hull, ironmonger and joiner. Jokn (Joy, Spring Bank, Hessle-road, and Wheeler- street, all Hull, grocer, etc. James Codling, Phelps-street, Great Grimsby, engin- eer. Frank Whitaker, Vanxhall Quay and South Devon- place, both Plymouth, fish curer. Arthur James Martin, Craswell stteet, Landport, Hampshire, grocer. Augustus Ambrose, Firth of Ramsey, Huntingdon. shire, grocer and provision dealer. Fred Perry, Clifton-place, Hyde Park, and Old Jewry, both London, railway contractor. Walter Alfred Price, Caledonian-road, London, boot dealer. Eit win Robert Willcox and Wm. Barthel, trading as Willcox, Barthel, and Co., Castle-court, Lawrence- lane, and Moor-lane, both London, manufacturers.
NORTH WALES CIRCUIT. NORTH WALES CIRCUIT. His Honour Judge Chalmers, county-court judge of Birmingham, has been appointed com- missioner on the North Wales Circuit in the place of Mr Justice Kennedy, who remains in town.
1, THE THIRD VOLUME is a first-class sensa- tional story, wholesome, thrilling, and full of move- ment, by Fergus Hume. The opening chanters appeared in the Cardif Times and South Wales Weekly News of Saturday, January 5tb. "THE PITMAN'S DAUGHTER."—This is the title of a powerful new mining story of love and mystery from the pen of J. Monk Foster which now appears in the Cardiff Times and South Wales Weekly Neva A Magazine and a Newspaper in one
j CARDIFF INFIRMARY. It CHILDREN'S FANCY DRESS BALL. BRILLIANT GATHERING OF YOUNG PEOPLE. DESCRIPTION OF THE SCENE. I THE FANCY DRESSES. [BY OGB LADY CORRESPONDENT. ] The Children's fancy dress ball in connection with the Infirmary, which took place on Tuesday evening, was in no way behind that of their seniors in point of success. Many of the "grown-ups" who were present at the ball on Monday night showed their appreciation of the entertainment provided for them by bringing their children, nephews, nieces, or any youngsters whose presence would afford them sufficient excuse for coming to a children's ball. The decorations were, of course, the same as those of the previous evening. Mention should especially be made of the extremely pretty and artistic way in which the Lesser Park-hall was decorated. The lofty room, whose bare blue- washed walls usually present the appearance of some old Puritan meetinghouse, was entirely transformed. The walls from ceiling to dado were covered with fluted Madras muslin, the artistic colouring of which, terra-cotta chrysanthemums on a cream ground, imparted a look of warmth to the supper room. A long tabic, which was placed on the platform, had an especially pretty arrangement of arches covered with trails of the graceful sinilax, alternated with tall kentia palms. The same feathery plants decorated the other six tables, which were placed across th" room. When the children bad been marched into supper, and not without some littlo difficulty settled round the tables, the bright and happy look upon their faces must have fully compensated the many helpers for the immense amount of trouble they had taken. A goodly sum of money was made by letting the balcony seats to outside spectators, who, for a modest half-crown, might spend five hours in watching a charming 8cen very kaleidoscope of moving colours. A portion of the floor of the hall had been roped off ex- clusively for children under six, who might otherwise have suffered damage through the boisterous gyrations of the older children. It was particularly requested that adults who wished to dance together should confine themselves to the crush-room. One of the prettiest of the wee ones' dress was that of Master Eric Moore,Tvho was made I up as Little Boy Blue." Winter was i favourite costume, and it would be difficult to say which of the little ones looked prettiest. Miss Winifred (I Dalziel, in a white satin dress, powdered* hair, finished off with a little cap of satin edged with swansdown, looked very dainty. Robinson Crusoe was unaccompanied by his faithful Friday, but carried with him his gun ready for stray game; he wore a tight-fitting tunic of ¡ white swansdown, brown breeches and leggings, I and the conventional tall cap edged with the white fur. A very pretty little girl wore a pink dress long to her ankles, and a little black Dutch bonnet daintily placed on her curly hair. Among the children of large growth there were many pretty dresses. Miss Dora Brain as My Sweetheart" looked very well. Miss Ethel aylor as Pierette wore a white crepon dress. Three rows of narrow black velvet edged the short skirt, while a triple frill of soh white chiffon, bor- dered also with black velvet and tiny rosettes, finished the low bodice. With this was worn the correct tall large Pierette bat, with black pompons. Mry Sydney Jenkins, who wore a plain Quakeress dress, looked extremely well. The dress, of that soft grey shade associated with Quaker's was finished at j the neck with a white kerching. The cap, made of stiff linen, was quaintly tied under the chin with broad strings. Miss Ethel Ingledew made a charming musmi, from the. land of the cbysan- themum. Her dress was of pale blue crepe, thickly-powdered with gold. The orthodox sash and large bow was of the same material, in red gold. A pretty girl, as the Duchess of Gainsborough, wore a white satin dress, with soft chiffon fichu and large black velvet picture bat, with white feathers. One of the most effective dresses was that worn by the three Miss Beasleys, who came as Faith, Hope, and Charity. They wore well made gowns of dove-coloured satin, long whtte muslin aprons, I each having her name embroidered on in black, deep, white linen collars turned back from the low bodices, and quaint white Puritan cap?, finished costume^ at once effective and becoming. Another pretty idea was to bring the four members of theone family as the four seasons, the dresses being charmingly suited to the characters of spring, summer, autumn, and winter. A number of ladies came poudre, a style of bairdressing which suits most faces. One of the most effective of these was Miss B. Young, who wore a plainly-made white satin KOWU, with soft chiffon frills. Among the gentlemen, one of the successes of the evening was Mr Butteston, who came as Paderewski, with a flaxen wig of the colour and style we are accustomed to associate with the great pianist. A mysterious personage veiled his identity as a, Red Inquisitor, and was enveloped in a species of scarlet extinguisher, with two apertures for the eyes. Two realistic clowns brought; reminiscences of the frolicing season of pantomime, and might have stepped over from the Royal or Grand. Pierrots, Turks, cooks, and gentlemen from the Middle Ages danced with partners irrespective of country, age, or size. An admiring crowd of parents, guardians, and chaperona stood under the balcony and took charge of such accessories as dishes of tarts, baskets of Bowers, and fairy wands; while on a window-ledge would rest a black woolly dog, whose glassy eyes viewed the scene with stolid contempt. A pleasing feature of the evening was the large extent to which the grown-ups devoted them- selves to dancing with the children. One of the prettiest scenes viewed from the balcony was the grpnd procession of all the children in to supper marshalled under the experienced command of Mr Brain, they solemnly marched two and two, with a look of happy expectancy on their faces, into the Lesser-hall. Tha atmosphere of the hall was distinctly sultry towards the end of the evening, but as a tall Mephistopheles was very much in evidence, of coarse no surprise was felt. Vis-a-vis in a set of lancers was a monk, whose high linen collar was slightly incongruous with the expanse of shaven crown which he displayed. It wa3 a decided relief to miss the old familiar figure of Marie Stuart in triplicate or more, with he black velvet gown, pointed cap, and strings of cheap imitation pearls. There was a great deal more evidence of insrenuity than usual in devising costumes above the customary peasant and flower-girl style. The following gentlemen officiated as stewards: —The Mayor (Alderman Carey), Mr G. T. Beetltone, Mr E. P. Biegs, Mr T. M. Barlow, Mr Percy Baker, Mr G. T. Coleman. Dr. F, P. S. Creeswell, Mr R. P. Culley, Mr W. G. Dalziel, Mr A. W, Evans, Dr. Edwards, Dr. Fred Evans, Mr H. W. Flint, Mr Rhys Griffiths, Mr E. Heme, Mr F. G. Hunt, Mr G. B. Harries, Mr Vernon Hill. Mr Barry Haycraft, Mr H. M. Ingledew, Mr W. P. James, Mr J. H. Jones, Mr Turberville Jenkins, Mr Martin Jones, Mr W. H. Lewis, Dr. C. H. J). Morland, Mr W. D. J. Morris, Dr. Paterson, Mr W. C. Peace, Mr W. H. Price, Mr Carlton Riches, Mr E. Seward, Dr. Sheen, Mr E. A. Sheen, Mr T. A. Sheen, Mr H. J. Simpson, Mr John Sankey, Dr. Taylor, Dr. A. E. Taylor, Mr H. Tainsh, Mr W, H. Treatt, Mr Trevor F. Thomas, Mr J. G. Thomas, Dr. Tatham Thompson. Mr Allen Upward, Dr. A. W. heen, Dr. C. T. Vaohell, Dr. Herbert Vachell, Dr. Wallace, and Mr Cuthbert Ward whilst Mr S. A. Brain and Mr C. M. Berkeley I acted as LIST OF GUESTS AND COSTUMES WORN. The following is a list of the names and costunn,93 (where specified) of the gueets I Miss Amy Allen, Mr W. E. R. Allen, Mim M. C. Allen, Mrs Austin, Miss Alexander, Daisy; Miss Kate A"uionier, Miss Allan, Master L. Allan Miss B. Allan, Swiss flower girl; Master B.Allan, Eton boy; Miss Kate Asbton. Mr Bigs. Master Cecil Biggs, Turkish Boy Master Jeoffrey Biggs, Toreador Miss Backhouse, Spanish firl Master A. Bromley, Mr F. Brooks, cadet Mr T. I. Barlow, Turk; Miss Mary Batchelor, Ireland Miss Brown, Mr Burrall, Mrs Beasley, poudr, and the Misses Beasley, Faith, Hope and Charity Mr Sidney Baker, Mrs Arthur Bishop, Miss Gladys 'Bishop, Miss Batchelor, doctor of medicine Mr W. R. IB, Bassett, Beaupr6 Mr W. L. Butler, Mr Cecil Bradley, Rev. J. Baker and family, Miss Given Balfour, Infirmary Miss Brand, Mr Bipgs. Miss Brand, Mr Bipgs. Mr T. Culley, monk Mr F. Culley, pasha,; Mr Oswald Coleman, barrister Miss Carver, Mrs J. S, Corbett, Miss Taylor, Purette Mrs Common and family, Miss Mattis Lnscelles Carr, snow; Mr and Mrs J. R. Christie, Mr Stanley Christie, Miss Blanche Clarke, Mr J. S. Corbatt, Miss E. Corbett, Sally in our alley; Dr. Herbert Cook, Mrs Herbert Cook, Mrs Harry Cousin", Miss M. Culley, gipsy Miss C. Culley, spring Miss F. Culley, autumn Master Leslie Culley, 16th century Mrs R. P. Culley, Eastern lady Miss Crosbie, poudre Miss Ethel Cross, Christmas Miss Bertha Cross, Marguerite Master E. E. Cross, Miss G. Coolley-White, Scotch peasant; Miss K. Coolley-White, Mr H. Coolley-White, master of arte Mr and Mrs S. T. Churchill and children Miss Edith I Clode, forgeo-me-not; Miss Nelita Coward, Bristol red roairl Miss Amy Coward, Brifrtol red maid; Miss M. W. Corbett, Normandy peasant Mrs J. A. Cor- bett, Miss G. A. M. Corbett, Normandy peasant; Miss S. Covey, Dr. and Mrs Corbyn, Mr W. it. D. Caple, Mrs Cousins, Miss Gladys Cousins, snowdrop Miss Minnie Cousins, Dresden china; Miss Made Cousins, music Miss Nellie Cousins, Grecian Mr and Mrs S. T. Coleman, Miss A. Coleman, Italian peasant; Miss E. Coleman, forget-me-not. Mr George Davies, Mrs Gascoyno Dalziel, Captain Dalziel, uniform of the Glamorgan Artillery Volun- teers Miss Winifred Dalziel, winter Mr LI. J. Davies, Miss Gertie Davies, Miss Maggie Davies Miss E. Duncan, Glasgow Mr J. T. Duncan Mrs Duncan, poudre Miss Nancy Dnncan, forget-me-not Miss Ethel Duncan, wild rose Master Jack Duncan, Efcun boy Master Frank Duncan, Eton boy Miss Blanche Duncan, winter Miss Lilian Duncan, autumn Miss Edith Duncan, \1mmer; Miss Annie Duncan, spring Mr and Mrs John Duncan Mr John Dunean, jlUI., barrister Master Davi,1 Duncan, Robin Hood Master Hugh Duncan, Court costume Mr A. Duncan Major A. B. Bassets 2nd Glamorgan Artil- lery Volunteers Mrs A. B. Bassett, blac;, and white Dr. F. W. G. Davies, officer of the Guard, Louis XIV. Lieutenant F. J. David, mess uniform 2nd Y.B. Welsh Mr W. M. Dunn Miss M. A. DevonaJd, Normandy peasant; Mrs Dyke, Masters Charlie and Jerrard Dyke Mrs Davies, Llandaffj; Miss B. Dobson, Spanish lady Miss N. Dobson, red, white- an** • i. R J Dobson, Bo-Peep Miss K. Dobson, milkmaid Miss J G. Dobson, My Sweetheart Mrs H. Dobson and Miss 5 Dobson, Mr S. Dobson Mr J. B. Dumpney, Plymouth; 3 Mr A. L. Davies. i Miss Ada Evans, 100 years ago Miss Maud Evans, J Bo-Peep Master Gilbert Evans, knave of hearts Mr W. J. Ectgslancl, Mrs EdgsJand, Dr and Mrs Edwards, Mrs Fred Evans, Master Aubrey Evans, folly Miss Bessie Elliott, sunflower; Mr J. Franklin Edwards, Penarth; Miss Ethel Pritchard-Evans, summer Miss Kitty Pritcllard-Evans. winter; Mr Hier Evaus, Mr F. W. Ensor, bachelor of civil law Mr and Mns Frederick Edwards, Miss Edwardf4, Portia; Miss Gwen Evans, French fishwife Mr Lionel Edwards, Miss L. Evans, Ponarth, poudre Miss Evans, Penarth Mr Franklin Evans, Miss Madge Ellis, cherry ripe; Miss Gwen Ellis, Dr. Fred Evans, surgeon 3rd V.B. Welsh Regiment Miss B. Evans, 100 years ago Mr England, Swansea Miss Ettery, Master T. England, jockey Mr H. T. Earl, 1\11' Charles Evans and family. Mr R. Forrest, Mr P. Forrest, Miss Hilda Forrest., Miss Gwen Forrest, Mifi8 Louise Forrest. Mrs R. Forrest, Mr H. Oakden Fisher, Glamorgan Hnnf; Mrs Oak den Fisher, Mr Bert Fisher, Turkish officer Master Philip Fisher, jockey Miss Maijorie Fisher, Kate Greenaway*; Miss May Forrest, ivy Miss Forreutt, Mr F. P. Hacquoil, Mrs F. P. Hacquoil, Miss Hacquoil, First Kmpire; Mr W. B. Ronnfeldt, Miss J. Fradd, summer Miss Olive Fradd, My Sweetheart; Miss Ivy Fradd, Red Riding Hood Mr and MrsFerrier, Master J. Ferrier, Master H. Ferrier, sailor boy; Miss N. Ferrier, bttereups and cl&i8iæ Miss Frazer, Penarth, spring;; Miss L. W. Forder, Master H. W. Flint, Mrs H. w. Flint, Miss Flo Fowler, Miss Fowler. golden locks Miss G. Fowler, Erin Master James Fowler. Miss Mabel Gerhold, Miss Gwendoline Qunn, Pierette Mrs Guno, Miss Winnie Griffiths, J!\panese lady; Mr Lionel G. Gibson, Mr TreTor Gooch, Jack Tar Mr Eric Gooch, Robinson Crusoe Mrs C. P. Gooch, Miss K. Gratte, infirmary; Mr Gottwaltz, Mrs Gottwaltz, Master Herbert Gottwaltz, Jack Tar Miss Annie Gilbert, buttercups and daisies Mr Alex. Guthrie, Mr E. M. Griffiths, Mr T. J. O. Greenwood. Mr Hutchinson, Mr and Mrs Hancock, Master Todd Hancock, Mr R. T. Hancock, Ranchers Miss L. S. Hancock, cornflower Miss J. F. Hancock, corn- flower; Miss Ethel Hancock, Estelle Mrs H. Heywood, '11' Hey wood, Mephisto Miss Hey- wood, poudre Miss G. Heywood, Turkish girl; Mis* N. Heywood, Spanish lady Mrs Charles E. Hancock, poudre Master A. C. Hancock, Mr and Mrs Hancock, Neville-street Miss Hawkins, Mr R. Harpur, Mr A. Hojer, Mrs Harrison, Blaster and Miss Henderson, the Rev. A. L. Harrison, Miss Hemmingway, Miss P, Hemmingway, snowball Dr., Mrs, and 'the Misses Hardyman, Master Chan. R. Hooper, barrister Miss Blancbe Hooper, red, white, and blue Miss Edith Handcock, Mr and Mrs Edward Handcock, Miss Dorothea Handoock, Pompa- dour MiM Winifred Handcock, Soubretta Miss M. Handcock, my pretty maid Miss Head, Miss Hallard, Sir Edward and Lady Hill, Mr Vernon Hill, Mr W. j Hart, Miss Mildred Hern, skirt dancer Miss W. Hern, Mr and Mrs Sam Hern, Miss Hughes, Miss A. Hughes, Mr G. Hughes, Miss Mabel Harvey, Mr and Mrs F. J. Harries, Miss Hick, Mistress Alice Mrs W. H. Hick, Miss and Master McMurdo Heywood, Mills Howard, Miss Holdaway, Mr P. Holdaway. Miss Harris, Mr F. Jerraid Hunt, Mrs Howard (the Prison), Mr E. Heme. Mrs Ingledew, Miss M. Ingledew, Miss Ingledew, black and whit Miss E. Ingledew, .J.;¡,panese lady Master Norman Ingledew, French chef Miss Ingram, Fraulein von Petersdorf Mis. Jessie Insoln, Miss Violet Insole. Mr and Mrs E. W. Jonee, Miss Molly Jones, Spanish peasant Master D. Leslie Jones, Mepbistopbeles Mr and Mrs J. Arthur Jones and family. Miss Gladys James. Master N. James, barrister Miss Gwen James, My Sweetheart; Miss Phyllis James, rook Mrs S. W. Jenkins, Quakeress Mr T. W. Jacobs, jun., Miss Glsdys Jacobs, Miss Jncob", Mr Dudley Jenkins, Mrsj Dudley Jenkins, poudrd :MJ8 Johnston. Mrs Johnston, Mrs M. Johnston, Mrs T. Johnston, Miss Edith M. Jones, Master C. E. W. Jones, Master D. R. Jones. Master Ivor Jones, Miss Jones, Mr William Jones, Miss Jessie Jones, Mr and Mrs .Tatham, Mi»s Jntham, Carraway Master George Jotham, Jack Tar Miss L. W. James, Infirmary Master B. R. Jones, Mr Frank Jones, Mr L. W. Jenkins, Mr W. P. James, Miss James, The Lindens Master E. R. Jones, undergraduate; Master C. W. Jones, barrister Master 6. E. Jones, Louis XIV. Master Bertie Jones, gentleman 18th century Miss Gladys Jones, fairy, Master Ivor Jones, tennis piayer Miss Gladys Jeffries, incorrigible Miss Rosamond Jones, Infirmary. Mrs Kempthorne, Joa.n Kempson, Miss Rosie Kaiser, merry maid Mr J. W. Kaisor, Miss King, when the heart is young; Master King. Mrs J. Nash Leigh, Mr A. C. Lorange, St. Nazaire Masters J. and D. Lewis, Mr and Mrs Lewis and family, Mr and Mrs Henry Lewis, Mas er Lester Lewis, Turk; Maater Tom Lewis, Algerine Master Clifford Lewis, Georgian Prince Miss Loneham, Mr ond Mn I..orange, the Misses Lorange, Norwegian peasants Masters Lorange, clown and courtier Mr G. J. Buttestone, Paderewski; Count de Lucovich, Countess de Lucovich, Mr de Lucovich, Miss de Lucovich, buttercups and daisies; Miss Adele de Lucovich, summer; Master Arthur de Lncovich, Spanish costume Master J. de Lucovich, barrister Miss Lyddon, conteur de rose Captain Lindsay, Miss Adelini Lewis, Mr J. Howard Lewis, Miss Ethel I<endon, Master R. Lewis, Master H. Lewis, Miss Lewis, and Mr W. H. Lewis. Mrs Murch, Miss Mortlock, Welsh girl Miss Mansel, Miss Manley, Autumn; Mr and Mrs Walter H. Morgan, and the Misses Mor. gan (Pontypridd), Miss Violet Mills, powder and puff; Mr Murch, Miss E. Macdonald, Mr A. L. Morris, Mr Marment, the MUses G. and M. Marment, Masters C. and A. Marment, Mallock, the Misses Florence, Gladys, and Jessie Martin, Miss Isabel Masters, Miss Maeters, Mrs G. Mainwaring, pondre Mr and Mrs W. A. Morgan and family, Mr and Mrs Geo. Moore and family, Mrs Masters, Miss E. Masters, witch Mr C. H. D. Moreland, Dr. W. D. J. Morris, nniform, Mrs Mullin, Miss Mullin, tambourine dancer; Master Mullin, Spanish grandee. Miss Nancy Newton, Miss Newton, Miss Nina Newton, Miss Mildred Needbam, Pansy; Miss Mabel Nell, gipsy Mr North, Mr A. North, King of Clubs Miss Catherine Nell, Red Riding Hood. Miss Maud Osborne, Miss Osborne. Mrs Reginald Pearse, Miss Pearse, lady of last century Miss W. Pearse, Winter Miss S. Pearse, Swisspeasant; Miss Parker, Mr William Powell, Mr H. w: Pugh, Mr Davies-Phillips. Mrs Pyman and family, Mr Walter pyman, Mr J. Pnrnell, Mrs Pinkerton, Miss Lillie Pitt, ItaJian peasant; Maater Purnell, Miss Powley, Swiss peasant; Mrs A. C. Phillips and the Misses Gladys and Violet Phillips, Miss Maurice H. Peake, Miss G. Page, poudre Miss Ethel Page, dancing girl; Miss D. Page, Autumn; Miss A. Page, Little Bo-Peep Miss Amy Peaty, Mrs Peter Price, Mr Wentworth H. Price. Mr C. J. H. Riches, Mr A. B. Stokes Roberts, Mrs Bernard Reece, Master M. Heece, French cook; Miss Bernard Reece, Miss Marjorie Reece, Bo-peep shepherdess Mr Louis F. Bernard Reece, Mr E. Bernard Reece, Miss O'Reilly, Miss Annie Richards, Mr Carlton H. Riches, Master N. H. Riches, Prince Charming Miss Dorris Riches, Little Miss Muffitt Master Harry Rees, Mr Charles Riches and family, Mr Trevor Read, mess uniform Mrs Robertson. Mr G. E. Robertson, Mr Gilbert Robert- son, Masters E. and H. Robertson, the Misses H. and Alice Rees, Miss Riches, black and white Miss N. Ricb, Pompadour Miss G. Riches, forget-me-not Miss Olive Riches, French waiting-maid Miss M. Riches, WInter; Miss M. Rees, forget-me-not; Prof. Richards, Prof. Rees Roberts, Bangor. Miss Edith Shackell, Watteau sherherdess Miss Jessie Shackell, early English Miss Winifred Shackell, Mr T. J. Shackell, Miss Nora Frances Stothert, Mrs Lewis Shirley, Mr and Mrs Charles D. Spencer, Miss Berta Scott, Mrs T. Sankey, Mrs Sweeting, Miss Sweeting. Mr Sweeting, Mr Cyril Stranaghan, Miss Ethel lStranaghan, Duchess of Devonshire Mrs Stranaghan, Mr H. B. Crouch and Miss Crouch, Miss Amy Crouch, Witch of Endor Miss Agnes Crouch, now queen Master Stanley Crouch, Prince Arthur Mr and Mrs Walter Shirley, Mrs Sheen, MillS Sheen. Miss Hordcastle Miss Fanny Sheen, charity girl Miss Hilda Sheen, Holly i Miss Mildred Sheen, Red Riding Hood Dr. Sbeen, regimental surgeon Church Lads' Brigade; Miss Evelyn Stothert, Mr M. Strina, tennis; Miss Strong, Mr H. Shewbrooks, Mr Shewbrooks, Mr D. M. Bowyer Smythe, Mr F, Â. Sheen, Master Harry Samuel, Mr H. J. Simpson, Mrs R. Simpson, Miss T. Smithies, Miss Sankey, OUria; Miss Stephens, Mr T. H. Stephens. Mr Frank Scorer, Miss Strina, milkmaid Miss Mary Strachan, daffodil; Mrs Samuel, Miss Mabel Samuel, lady 17th century Miss Lena Samuel, Pierette Master Bertie Samuel, gentleman 17th century Master Albert Samuel, Eton boy Master Percy Samuel, chef Mr Smedley, Master Will Samuel, Dr. Mitchell Stevens, Miss Alice Smedley, buttercup; Miss Smedley, Olivia Primrose; Miss I" Stevens, jMrs Rigg, black and white; Miss Rigg, Turkish lady Master Rigg, Turk Miss M. Richards, fairy godmother; Mr" Sargeaunt. Mi9R Serge&unt, poudre Mr Edward Serseaunt, and Mr E. A. Sheen. Miss Mary Treharne, Mr and Mrs Louis Tylor, Miss Tylor, Mr M. F. Tylor, Miss Sylvia Tylor, buy-a-broom girl Miss Thomas, oakridge Miss Rose Thomas, olleen Bawu Miss Minnie G. Thomas, Minnie Palmer Miss B. Carey ThomM, Pecheuse Miss E. Carey Thomas, my sweetheart; Miss D. Carey Thomas, rosebud Messrs P. and O'Carey Thomam, Mr and Mrs C. Thompson, Mr and Mrs H. M. Thompson, Miss Maggie Thsuias, magpie Miss Kemeys-Tynte, Lady Kemeys Mrs Kemeys-Tynte, Mr and Mrs B. M. Thomas, Miss Thomas, Pompadour Miss Sylvia Thomas, Pierette; Miss Nancy Thomas, Mr and Mrs J. E. Thomas and family, Miss Trott, pondrt Dr. A. E. Taylor, Dr. W. Taylor, Mrs J. Thomas, Miss B. Thomas, Duchess of Gainsborough Miss Edith Thomas. Infirmary; Miss Trayes, Miss Alice Thomas, Cowbrie; Miss E. L. Thomas, Miss Townsend, Infirmary; Miss Tucker, pondrd; Mr and Mrs R. Thomas, Mr H. B. Thompson, Mr and Mrs Travis and family, Miss Queenie Thomas, sonbrette Miss Nellie Thomas, Mother Hubbard Miss Winifred Todd, pirate Mrs Todd, Mr Claude Thompson. Mr Allen Upward. Miss Eleanor Vachell, Turkish lady; Mr C. T. Vachell, Dr. and Mrs C. T. Vachell, Mr and Mrs Ivor Vachell, Miss Hilda Vachell and Master Arthur C. Vachell, Dr. Herbert Vaohell. Miss Williams, Miss Edith Williams, of Barry, Italian peasant; Mr J. J. Williams, Cadoxton Miss Rose Williams, Zingara Master R. Williams, Miss Elsie Wadley, masquerauer Master E. J. Wadley, Q.C. Miss L. Wane, Winter Master Wake. Eton boy Miss Louie Williams, buttercup Mrs Alex. Ware, Mr Wyndham Ware, French clown Master Walsh, a gentleman of Wales Miss Walsh, dear Lady Disdain Miss Maud Watkin*, strolling dancer; Mr Walkey, Penarth ;Mr Wal-h.Mrs Williams and family,Pengam Mr W. Ware, Mr Alex. Ware, MMS F. Washer, lady footballer Miss J. Washer, Highland lassie Master R. Washer, old English Master J. E. Washer, clown Miss Montgomery Vvilson, Infirmary; Miss JennyWafles, classic; Miss Kitty W ales, snowdrop Mr Walter Wailes, barrister; Mrs Morgan Williams, Masters S. and N. Williams, Eton boys Miss Williams, forget-me-not; Miss Gladys Williams, buttercups and daisies Mr Fred W. Warren, Miss Molly Warren, when the beart is Joung Dr. Morgan Willia.m&, Mr and Mrs Wm. Williams, Llandafi; the Misses Wil- liams, Llandaff Miss Gladys Williams, Nancy Miss Ethel Williams, Charity Pecksniff Mrs Harry Webb, Mr H. Webb, Mr Cuthbert Ward, Mrs Cuthbert Ward, Miss .Williams, Miss Di Worton, Miss M. Worton, Miss G. Worton. foTget-me-not; Master J. Worton, Eton boy; Mr C. Wallace, Pierrot; Mr J, Wallace, clown Miss Wallace, violet; Miss Klsie Wallace, poppy Miss Dorothy Wallace, daisy Dr. Wallace. Mrs Wallace, poudi6 Mr B. Wheatley, Oxford aon. Miss Young, poudre Miss Evelyn Young, poudr £ Mrs Younghusband.
LOCAL COUNCILS. CAERPHILLY DISTRICT.—The first meeting took place at the Local Board Office, Caerphilly. There were two candidates for the chairmanship, viz., Alderman Anthony and Captain Dowsdellea. The former received six votes and the latter five. BURRY PORT PABISH.—The first meeting was held on Saturday evening.—The Rev. John Rogers was voted to the chair for the next three months, and Mr Llewellyn Owen to the vice- chair. Mr Wm. Griffiths, Metropolitan Bank, was elected treasurer. Advertisements were ordered to be inserted for clerk, the appointment to be made at the nexb meeting, to be held in a fort nigh b. BEDWAS PABISH.—A meeting of this body was held on Monday at the Bedwas Board Schools, the Rev. George Thomas presiding.—Mr EJwin Webber, Provincial Bank, Newport, was elected treasurer. A resolution was unanimously adopted that the council meetings be held alternately at Bedwas and Maesycwmmer on the first Monday in each month.—Upon the proposition of Mr G. G. Lewis, secondad by Mr Watkin Davie*, it was resolved that the district oiuncillors call the atten- tion of the district council to the urgent need of a bridge to cross the Rhymney river from Mon- mouthshire to Glamorganshire opposite the Llan, bradach Station on the Rhymney Railway.
THE THIRD VOLUME" is a first-class sensa- tional story, wholesome, thrilling. and full of move- THE THIBD VOMJMTS is a first-class sensa- tional story, wholesome, thrilling, and full of move- ment, by Fergus Hume. The opening chapters appeared in the Cardiff Times and South Wales Weekly News of SatuHav. January 5t,h. I-
I SOUTH WALES COAL TRADE. MINJEKS' ORGANISATION QUESTION. MEETING AT ABERGWYNFI, I SPEECHES BY MEN'S LEADERS. A crowded meeting of colliery workmen was held at Tabor Chapel, Abergwynfi, on'Monday evening. One of the workmen presided, and the utmost interest was taken in the proceedings. The meeting was convened for the purpose of hearing addresses from County Councillor Isaac Evans and Mr Morgan Thomas, hauliers' agent, Rhondda.—Mr Morgan Thomas, who was the first speaker, pointed out the necessity of a general combination amongst the workmen, and referred in particular to its importance to the hauliers. He dealt specifically with a case at Abergwynfi. The speaker pointed out at the close of his remarks that he was not one of the originators of the new organisation, but he ooineided with the views of all the other leaders who had been advocating it, and trusted that everybody would be prepared for the fray when tho occasion arose. —The Chairman then oalled upon County Coun- cillor Isaac Evans, who, on rising, said that he was one of the originators of the new organisation. Withrerard. to the position of the miners of South Wales and Monmouthshire in recent years, he was bound to admit, although he regretted it very much, that the miners of that great and important coalfield had made very little progress in reference to their standard wages. It was true they bad advanced educationally and politically, but he considered that there was great neoesslty of progress industrially. He then referred to the slkling-soale as it stood at present, and what he considered it should be. He hoped and trusted that when the time for action came the workmen would be so organised as to show the employers that they meant to secure what was reasonable for men as workmen as a day's wage. Referring to the dispute existing in their imm* diate neighbourhood, he said he was not there to I dictate to the workmen as he course they should take, as be had had no opportunity of I knowing what the disputoA really was, or what if* < p-esent stage was, any "hnn the suggestion "i SO" South Wales Daily News of Friday last end sheet letter in that day's issue of the same paper. Bu" whatever the dispute might be, ha hoped both parties would be wise, and not widen the breach between them tha" they each would do everything that Jay in their power to brinr the dispute to an amicable settlement. He considered the as having most important bearings, as Abergwynfi was, so to speak, a maiden valley, and it behoved them to be wise in what they did with reference #to fixing prices and as to what course they took. He advised them to establish committee for the whole of "be valley, so that they might meet to discuss grievances that may arise in their midst, and for the purpose also of being in a position to affiliate with the whole of the miners of South Wales and Monmouthshire.—A resolution was adopted pledging the workmen to affiliate an the earliest opportunity.—Votes of thanks to the speakers and chairman closed the meeting. MINERS' MEETING AT LLANBRADACH. The monthly meeting of the colliers of No. 1 Pit, Llanbradach, was held on Monday at Llan- bradach Hall, when the question of double shift in stalls was discussed, with a recommendation for the men to consider during the month the advisability of discontinuing the practice, so as to be on the same footing as other collieries in the South Wales coalfield. The question of payment to the new organisation was deferred until the next gene- meeting. »
MR E. R. DANIEL AND THE MERCHANTS. RETORT FROM A MERCHANT. PROPOSED ACTION OF MAKERS TO RAISE PRICES. An ad jou<•»• meeting of those tin-plate makers who have, apart from the makers' as. sociaHon, bflen considering the advisability of combining to raise the price of plate WM held Swansea on Tuesday. The pros and cons ways and means, on the lines of the interview recently published with Mr E. R. Daniel (who presided) were again discussed at length, bnt no conclusion could be arrived at, and the meeting again adjourned. NOJTICES SERVED AT LANDORE. On Monday notices were posted at the Landore Works that all contracts would cease in 28 days. The reason is the unremunerative price of plates. There is some talk of the men having a conference with the owners with a view to a compromise being arrived at on the wage rate, 10 per cent. reduction being considered by the latter as too little. YNYSMUDW WORKS TO BE CLOSED. A meeting of the workmen employed at the Ynysmudw Tin-plato Works was held on Tues- day morning, at the Ynysmudw Inn, for the purpose of discussing the proposals of Alderman J. Powell, J.P., managing direotor. A reduction of wtges amounting to 12 per oent. on the output of five mills is demanded, or the alternative of conceding 10 per cent. conditionally that only two out of the five mills be employed. After a prolonged and spirited discussion, these terms were indignantly refused. The works, whioh have partly been idle for three weeks, will now close for an indefinite period, and as a conse- quence the stoppage will affect nearly 400 work- men.
TO TUB BDITOR. SlB,—'In your issue of January 5th Mr E. R. Daniel is reported to have said :—" A remedy for the present depression (in the tin-plate trade) might be found if the makers would come to » joint understanding of the character which exists between the merchants." Will Mr Rice Daniel be good enough to explain the nature of the alleged understanding amongst the merchants I We think we know something of the export tin. plate trade, having been merchants therein for a considerable period, but we are up to the present unaware of any understanding between mer. chants. That much-abused body of men-who seem to exist for the purpose of giving con. venient cheques to the tin-plate makers for goods, which are then at merchants' risk in foreign markets, subject to all the chances of freights, exchanges, and rejections for bad quality—are popularly supposed to be the natural enemies of the Walsh manufacturers because they have foreign connections and capital wherewith to work a large trade. The Welsh tin-plate maker is nothing'if not inconsequent. Mr E. R. Daniel says:—"Hewas sure if the price of a box were a couple of shil- lings more the output would be no less." Is high time the makers dropped this bom- bast and nonsense and set themselves to work in earnest to save a portion of their fast diminishing American trade. America made nearly one million boxes in the last twelve months, and will probably make three millions of boxes in 1895. The recent reduction of 12% per cent. in Welsh wages is perfectly inadequate to meet the case, nor will 25 per cent. be found sufficient as time goes on. Naturally the workpeople don't like this, and it is a great hardship; nobody denies that. It is also a hardship to lose the trade altogether. Which hardship will the Welsh workman elect to bear 1 It has been dinned into the ears of the masters and men for a loug time past that American competition meant buslDeee- and this has been regarded first with contempt as a he, next with alarm as a. possi- bihby, and now with (legged obstinacy as a thing to be fought and overcame by shouting and holding mass meetings. Put up the pri," shouts E. R. DanieL "Cut down the make and so increase the cost,* shouts the worker. All these exoitdd people cannot see the truth—even when it is thrust under their eyes. Tliis fierce American assault upon their cherished monopoly is a monstrous thillg to them. They are angry, and as a consequence they are foolish. At the present cost of ttn and steel bars, the net cost of making one box of 14 by 20 IC Bessemer steel is a fraction over 9s neb—On the 1874 scale of wages. If this statement is denounced as untrue—as it is likely to be—it can be proved by makers' cost-sheets, and whether that sort of proof be produced just now or not, it will not matter much, as the rest of the proof will soon be found in the price dropping to that figure, and Jess-not because ot bearing," but because of the American makers fixing the price s for their Welsh brethren, and so compelling them to demonstrate what the cost is, by making the plates at the figure we have named, and then at less than that figure as wages are reduced. About the alleged stoppage of tin-plate works in America owing to a strike, the public are grossly deceived by the lies published hereon. There has been no stoppage—a few rows at one I or two works eased them up for » week or two— the stoppages have been the regular stoppages from Saturday until Monday. The living wage 1 will be found in future to be the wage which the American competition will force down to. It is I not the slightest use blinking this fact. The output of an American mill is 60 boxes per shift, as against 36 or 40 in Wales, and so long as men are on piecework and have to follow the com- petitien of rival markets, just so long will they have to follow the machinery, and work each as hard as the other. This won't leave much time for football Mfttchelt, but this is how it is going to be.—We are, &c., MERCHANTS. There were many offensive references in the above letter, which we have considered it our duty to delete. Neither the merchants' nor the masters' cause can be served by needlessly offensive railing Against the attitude of the men. Arguments on both sides we are prepared to publish, but we cannot allow either to be wantonly insulted in our columns.—ED,] •
TRAGIC DEATH OF AN OPIUM-! EATER. WRETCHED STATE OF THINGS AT LLANELLY. v On Tuesday morning the body of an elderly lady, named Mary Harries, living at Caroline- street, Llanelly, was found dead in her bedroom. Deceased was an imbecile for many years, suffer- ing from a diseased spine, and was a great con- sumer of opium. Latterly she had become an advanced opium-eater, ;,id took immense quantities at a time. When examined about midday by Sergeant Jones, to whom the case bad been reported, the old lady was found to be entirely nude, with the exception of a piece of blanket, which formed a covering for the lower part of the body. There was every indication that deceased had suffered great poverty, and the house, as well as deceased, was in a filthy state. Dr. Samuel, who had attended Mrs Harries for aboub nine years, stated that he bad received frequent applications from his patient for opium, and out of sympathy he invariably gave her small quan- tities. An inquest will be held to-day (Wednes- day).
MINERS' FEDERATION CONFERENCE. LORDS AND EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY. The annual conference of the Miners' National Federation was opened in Birmingham on Tuesday, and was attended bydelegates represent- ing nearly 200,000 miners. The president, Mr B. Pickard, M.P., was present, but in such an enfeebled condition of health that his opening address, in which he dealt with the wages question, and the Eight Hours and Employers' Liability Bills, had to be read by the vice- president (Mr Sam Woods, M.P.). Mr Piokard did not indicate any immediate trouble in regard to wag(>s, but he expressed considerable surprise that working men should continue to support membersof political parties which opposed an eight hours' working day for miners, and were in favour of the contracting-out clause with which the Lords disfigured and destroyed the Employers' Liability Bill. Subsequent to Mr PiokaTd's add,q, for which he was warmly thanked, the nnf,-ranna adopted areeolubion affirming the desirability of the re-introduction of the Employers' Liability Bill in the form in which it originally left phe House of Commons. The remainder of the day was devoted to routine work.
MR LLEWELYN WILLIAMS AT LOUGHOR. On Tuesday a welt-attended meeting was held at Penuel Chapel, Loughor, to hear an address from Mr Llewelyn Williams,oneof thetwoLiberal candidates for the Swansea District. Mr LJew. elyn Williams, who is well-known in the locality, came in for a good reception, and dealt at length m Welsh on current political questions. Dealing with Home Rule, he said that Home Rule blocked the way, not only be- cause legislation would practically be at a standstill until the powers of the Imperial Parliament were devolved in part to local national parliaments, but also because the administration^ the law would be unpopular in Ireland till it was enforced by an Irish Parliament at College Green. (Hear, hear.) He was not prepared to defend lawbreakers, md he was proud that Walee was known as Hen wlad y nionyg gwynion." (Applause.) But he did say that statesmen ought to try and make it easy for the people to keen the law by enlisting the pnblio sympathy with its administration. (Hear, hear.) The recent experiences at Loughor proved what danger to the community was involved in the stupid rule which provided that only English should be the official language of the Principality. (Cheers.) In the Channel Islands and Canada French was recognised officially; in India Hindustani and other native dialects received official recognition. Why should the Welsh language, whose past was as honourable, whose present was as vigorous, and whose future was as bright as any of these, be treated as inferior to the patois of India? (Loud applause.) Still another danger to the peace and law-abiding character of the Welsh people lay in the con- tinuance of the Establishment against the con. stitutionally expressed wishes of the vast majority of the nation. (Hear, hear.) The recent occurrences in Cardiganshire must fill the heart of every true patriot with anxiety, if not with alarm. Was the county which in 1868 had been distinguished for its heroic forbearance under unexampled provocation, to become the scene of strife and contempt of the law ? He earnestly trusted that patriotic Churchmen would see that if the national character was to be maintained, even a peaceful and law-abiding people must not be driven to desperate measures by the enforcement of an unjust and unpopular Jaw. (Hear, hear.) He hoped that Churchmen would see thab they were not advancing the cause of religion or im- proving the character of the Welsh people by collecting tithes forcibly with the aid of soldiers or policemen or bumbailiffs, but that they would remember the true vocation of the Church that she was the bearer of tiding of peace on earth and goodwill among men. (Loud oheers.) A cordial vote of thanks t» Mr Williams brought the meeting to a close.
MR BRYNMOR JONES AT KENFIG. On Tuesday evening Mr D. Brynmor Jones, Q.C., M.P., met the electors of Kenftg boroueh at the Town-ball, Kenfig, and delivered an address on current politics. He also advocated his claims to represent the constituency. The speaker was supported by the Rev. T. W. George, Neath Mr Isaac, Swansea Councillors Henry Walsh, J.P., John Thomas, Charles Jonee, J.P., John Phillipe (Aberavon), Messrs T. Griffiths, W. Jarrett, P. E. Seer (Aberavon), H. Bur- gess, and J. Levis, Thomas Jones (Taibach), and others, Mr Edward Jonas (district councillor), Pwll- yrhwyaid Farm, was veted to the obair. A vote of condolence with Lady Swansea and family was carried on the motion of Mr W. MORGAN, Sker Farm. Mr WATKIN JAKRTST, Aberavon, speaking in the vernacular, said he tboughb that Mr Jones was the right man to represent the constituency. He was a warm-hearted Welshman, in close touch with the working man. Mr THOMAS JONHS, Taibach, WAI pleased to support Mr Jones's candidature as ho was well versed in Welsh politics. Mr Jones had won the respect and admiration ..of Englishmen. It Was most natural that Mr Jones should seek to represent a constituency to which he was bound by so many ties. He thought highly of Mr Llewelyn Williams, but he preferred Mr J ones as a tried and true Parliamentary hand. Mr D. BBYHMOB JONES said he was pleased to be in the ancient and interesting borough of Kentig, and he would endeavour to state his qualifications. There were many tender ties binding him to the constituency. His father was bunod in a spot overlooking the bay of which they bed so full A view, and there were many other considerations which made the constituency dear to him. Mr Harris was closely allied to the distriot, whereas Mr filewelyn Williams was a Carmarthenshire man. On that ground, he contended, he had more right than Mr Williams to represent the constituency. Speaking of the special needs of Wales. he said the people in the past looked to the clergy to aid them in obtaining redress, but they looked in vain. Proceeding, he dftid he was fully sensible of the depression from which the agricultural interest suffered. The Oonserrative Government was turned out in 1892, and the present Government appointed a Land Commission. He was a member of that Land Commission. There had been many libellous reports, but he could honestly say he had always been just and fair. He was sorry that his tongue was, to an extent, tied on the probable develop- ments of the land question, and he longed for the day when he should be unfettered. He believed in leasehold enfranchisement, and was in favour of seeing that every citizen's home was fib for habitation. (Applause.) In regard to the probability of his accepting a judgeship, if it were offered to him he should not say he would refuse a position which would carry with it great advantapes. He believed in Home Rule all round. The country should de- cide whether the will of the people should be subservient to the Peers. On Labour questions he believed he was more advanced than the men's leaders. He was entirety opposed to the contracting-out clause in the Employers' Libilifcy Bill. In regard to temperance legislation he favoured direct veto, as he thought the State 'should take care of people who were really unable to take care of themsel ves. (Applause.) A vote of thanks to Mr D. Brynmor Jones was heartily carried, on the motion of Mr Evan Jones, Caegarw seconded by Mr Charles Jones, J.P. A similar compliment was passed to ttit, chairman, and the meeting closed. c.
BRUTAL CONDUCT OF TREDEGAR COLLIERS. EXEMPLARY PUNISHMENT. At Tredegar Police-courb on Tuesday—before Dr. R. T. E. Davies and Mr N. Phillips-R-8 Price and James Price, colliers, wete charged with brutally assaulting James Griffiths on the night of the 17th of December. Mr Daniel Evans, Brecon, conducted the prosecution, and Mr R. H. Spencer, Tredegar, defended.—The complainant stated thatjon the night in question about 11 p.m. he was proceeding homeward,Jand when near the railway station Rees Price accosted him with an offensive remark, and, without any provocation, struck him down. This was repeated three or four times. Lllter on JAmes Price struck him down. After lrit had proceeded further on his homeward journey he we.s stopped by a gang, among whom wero the two prisoners, who knocked him dewn and kicked him brutally when on the ground. He was picked up by some women who took him into a house and washed the blood from his face and head. As a result of the lllusaze he had been subjected to, he had lost five days' work. Complainant knew the men by sight, but he had had no previous altercation with them, and he could assign no reason for their conduct towards him.-The Bench imposedafine of 25 each, or one •month's imprisonment in default.
EXCITING SCENE ON CARDIFF 'CHANGE. i TUSSLE WITH A SUBCRIBER. In pursuance of a regular custom observed at the beginning the Cardiff Exchange authorities decided to make on Tuesday an examination of tickets entitling holders to go on 'Change. The operation upon the whole is not relished, but in former years nothing beyond a murmur had been heard and no dissatisfaction expressed. It was not so this morning. Shortly after eleven o'clock a chartering clerk in the employ of a well-known firm at the Docks on seeking admittance was stopped by the keeper of the Exchange, who was stationed at one of the main entrances of the Exchange. The offender expressed his disgust in being even asked for his ticket, to say nothing of the sudden determination of the officer to keep him in the corridor. He had no ticket, but intimaied he would get one at his convenience. This would not satisfy the sentinel who refused him admission, and the clerk left, to return in a few minutes. Again arriving on the scene, he made a second attempt, but with a like result. Not to be daunted he in a passionate manner flung down 10s 6d and forced nis way through on 'Change. The official closely followed him, and before he had got many yards forward the Exchange keeper brought him back. A tussle here ensued amid much excitement, and the parties came to the ground. It is well known that yearly tickets are issued at £1 Iff, and the clerk paid only 103 6d and, moreover, for some time past notices announcing the fact that on and after the 1st of the month no person would be admitted on 'Change who could not show his ticket when asked for had been issued. Various other little incidents of a less exciting nature were noticed during the morning. Later in the day a prominent member of the Cardiff Exchange was interviewed by a represen- tative of the South Wales Daily News, and the former stated that the method pursued that morning m examining the tickets was the only one known to the authorities in restricting the area during 'Change to members only. It would, moreover, be of no avail if the system were not continued day by day, or, at any rate, frequently. He remembered that last year men were stationed at the door for about a week from the beginning of the year, after which merely a casual look-out for trespassers was made, He would even go farther, and suggest that 'Change hours be fixed from 11.30 to 12.30, and that those members who wera late should be penalised. It i's by no means to be supposed that every member of the Cardiff Exchange is in favour of the system. Far from it. Several fwell-known stockbrokers, who had not read or heard of the notice which was freely circulated, express unlimited indignation at the mode of procedure. One stockbroker, we learn, actually tenderedv.his resignation to the authorities.
PONTYPRIDD MINISTERIAL SLANDER CASE. A DEFENCE FUND TO BE RAISED. A circular is being issued by a committee formed to raise a fund to defray the expenses which have fallen upon the Rev. W. I. Morris, Pontypridd, the defendant in the recent pro- longed ministerial slander case. The circular, after detailing the circumstances of the case, and the result of the arbitration, goes on to say that- It is certain that, in spite of the fact that all the costs of the action and the reference are made payable by the plaintiff, Mr Morris will have to pay the whole costs of the defence, but we believe that this burden will willingly be shared by others. The anxiety and worry which this litigation must necessarily have caused Mr Morris have been such that it is a surprise to his friends that his delicate constitution has stood the strain so long, but we fear he will have to pay again a penalty in this respect. Fully approving of the firm and uoble stand which Mr MTorris has made on behalf of the honour of the Christian pulpit, and deeply sympathising with him in the trouble and anxiety which it has caused him, the East Glamorgan Association has appointed a committee to bring the matter before the churches and the public generally, with a view of raising the funds necessary to defray the expenses of this action which amount in rcuud fignres to JBMO. The committee, therefore, desires to make an earnest appeal for the help and co-operation of friends in collecting this amount." Subscriptions amount- ing to over £ 100 have already been received by the treasurer.
LOSS OF A SLOCALLY-LADEN STEAMER. BOARD OF TRADE INQUIRY. On Tuesday at the Town-hall, Westminster, a Board of Trade inquiry was held into the circum. stances attending the total loss of the British steamship Zadne, of London, which had not been heard of since she left Briton Ferry, near Swansea, for London on the 10th November last. She had a cargo of 864 tons of coal, besides bunkers, on board, with a crew of 14 hands, all told, and there is no doubt she was lost in the storm that prevailed in the English Channel on the 14th November last off Worthing. Mr R. H. B. Marsham, the police magis- trate of Greenwich, conducted the inquiry. Lewis Williams, who piloted the Zadne out of Briton Ferry, said her -disc was almost sub- merged when she Itft, the ring just showing above e water. When he went on board he was told there were 10 feet of water in the vessel's tanks, and he was also told that the donkey-engine bad broken down.— Lewis Vigors, another pilot, said that he saw the Zadne leave port, and that she seemed deeper in the water than he had ever seen her before. A general remark was made that she should not have been allowed to proceed to sea. Mr G. B. Dixon, Board of Trade inspector, stationed at Swansea, stated that he had not seen the Zadne before she went to sea. In 1892 his attention was called to her at Briton Ferry, and he ordered additional ventilation in the fore and aft holds. He was board of Trade inspector from Barmouth, in North Wales, to Port Talbot, in South Wales. (Laughter.)—The inquiry was then adjourned.
NEW YORK PRICES. rRlXTEB'S TILIEGRAMS.1 NIm YORK, luesday.-Money easy. Sterling Exchange steady. On the Stock Market to-day the tone was mainly firm to the close. Cotton has ruled generally firm, but a dull tone ruled at the close. Pretroleum—refined is dull, and quotations are nominally unchanged. Lard closed steady. Wheat opened firm, and went up on large purchases, but afterwards declined, and closed unsettled. Flour opened quiet, but closed firm. Corn after a quiet opening advanced, but later gave way with wheat, and closed quiet. Sugar—a dull market at unchanged rates. Coffee has bad a firm market. Tin steady and un- changed. Iron inactive. Copper has had a firm tendency. Jan 8 Jan 7 Call Money (T.S. Gov. Bonds lVi D.C 1% p.c Ditto, other Securities. ll/2 p.c lty i>.c Exchange on Lom'on, 60 days sight 4.b7Vi 4.871/, Ditto. Cable Transfers.. 4.59 Exchange Paris, 60 days' sight S.16yi Kxchange on Berlin Days. ?5Vj S5'2 Ponr per Cent. U.S. Funded Loan 113 112 Western Union Telegrxrb Shsws 87 87 Atchison Tope lea, <fe S. Fe 4% 4Vi Do Do. 4 p.c. Mor 64 64 Do, Do. 5p. Incotoa.. 17% 17Vi Baltimore A Ohio — 614* 61 Canada Soutrn Shares 49% 4 LYI/4 Canadian I'aclfis -u. 57' 56% Central of New Jersey. 90' 89^4 Central Pacific Share;?.14 11 Chesapeake <fc Ohio Common^ 17% 17% Chicago, Burlington & Quincey.. 7Hs 71 Chicago & North-Western, Ord 95% 95% Chicagp & N. Western Preferred. 143 143 Chicago Milwaukee, and St. Paul 56% 551^ Chicago & Bock Island 61J 61V. Cloveld, Cin..Ch.. A tit. Ls. Ord. 81/" 37.»- Delaware A Hudson l'ib <26 Delaware Lactawara— ]60 :581 Doxive-v & Rio GiandeShares 10% 10V. Denver Preferred .1 34 34 lilluoiBCentral Share* 82 gy r,ake Shore A Michigan Southern lZ6 ]35% Louisville & Nashville Shares 5314 52% Michigan Central Shades 95 95 Missouri Kanaka, anriTrfiras 13% 1.31; Missouri Pacific 23% 23% New York» Lake Erie, & Western 1G 10 itto,Second Mortgtgtc Bands 63 63 ew YorkCeitU-ai<fr Hiuhwn Itivei 98% 98l/4 erw York. Ontario# Western,Ord 15^ 15% orthernPaeiiic Common 4 3% ortlvern Pac'Iie, Profojrr^ia 17 17 Norfolk & Western FtfftwMd 35% 17% Ohio and Misaisslpjii iw. Shares — — Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia 50% 50% Philadelphia and Reading Shares 13y4 12 PhiladelpMa&Reading 5 p;a.lat Inc 22% 22% Do. do 4 p.c, Mor 73 73 Union Pacific Shares 11% 11 Wabash St Louis, &, Pacific 5% 5% Wabash St Louis & Pref. Srs 33% 13% COTTON AND PRODUCZ;KA'A'tl TS. Cotton, day's receiptq %t U.S.ports 7,000 10,00; Cotton, (lay's reepts at Gulf ports 29,0 r. 40,003 Cotton, day's export to G t Britain 30,0'Q 31,'IW Cotton, day's expt to Continent.. 1/>V- future Feb. delivery. 5.53 5.49 CottOIl futare Apl. Del ery 5.62 5.53 Cotton,middllng upland New iforl 5|-i 51 i Cotton, middSngNewOrJ ..n> 5,j8 5,'s Petroleum, crnoB New Fork 6.5 ) 6.5) Petroleum, sta'dard White H.York <80 5.7 • Petrei»um,st'd white Philadelphia 5.65 565 Petroleum,Pipe Mne Certs Feb1 S8Y,¡ 99 Spirits 01 Turpentine j-g 28 Lard, Wilcox's Spot 7.20 7.22l'j Tallow, Prime <Tily 4a; 4-14 Sugar, fair refining HMeowoj 2% 2% Bi. 96 "p.c, Centrifugal ..3 3 Corn, New mixed, Western sp t 53% 53 Corn futures Feb. 5\y. 61% Corn lutures May. 51/^ 51% Spring Wheat, No. 1, spot. 71^ 71 Wheat, red win' t>r, on the soot 63 6a% Wheat, deliv ry FaJjj. „ 61% 61% Wheat, de ive v Ma*. 62% 62% Coffee Hie No ? '.56,a )5% Coffee, Rio, No. Y,Lovr Ord sFeb 13 70 23.60 Coffee ditto Apl delivery .1 13.45 33.30 Floui-, ex Siate.Siiippingbrii.iHiS" ;.55, 55 Iron, No. l.Coltnes. '2". '0.00 Tin, Australian )3.i3 Copper 100 JQ.O Steel Rails <'2 rZ Freight Grain Liverpool sv is 2d I' 21,14,1 I'fegh t..O j n steamers L i,n I 1d freight Cotton to Liverp-V. Silver Bullion 5i)% 59% Wheat, Chicag May delivery 58 03 Corn, Chicago, Jan delivery 4' 47% Tu'peiUine, Savannah.. ^6% 26V*
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CARDIFF. CORPORATION UNIFORM COMMITTEE.—A meet* Ing of the uniform committee of the Cardif. Corporation was held on Tuesday for the purpose of considering the tenders sent in for the supply of clothing to the police and the uniformed officials for the ensuing year. The Mayor (Aderman Carey) presided. Alderman D. Udgar Jones, Councillor E. Beavan, Mr F. H. Jotham (expert), and Mr J. L. Wheatley (town clerk), The following tenders were received and opened; —Police and Fire Brigade d6partment-Messr Dolan and Co., London; J. and E. Reynolds; Chesham Hebbert and Co., London Piper and McGill, London Pearson and Hugrgins, Bristol: James Smith and Co., Derby. Caps, helmet?, and kJvs-Messrs J. Hussey, Cardiff Hebbert and Co., London Piper and McGill, London James Smith and Co., Derby. It was resolved that the tenders be tabulated and submitted to the committee at an adjourned meeting or Saturday next. LORD TREDEGAR'S RENT AUDIT.—The tenantl on the estate of Lord Tredegar were allowed a 20 per cent. abatement at the annual audit held in the Park Hotel, Cardiff, on Tuesday. A dinnei followed. CARDIFF RECORDS,—A meeting of the sub. committee appointed to deal with the borough records was held at the Town-hall on Tuesday morning. Councillor Edward Thomas presidedj and the attendance included Alderman Carey (the Mayor), Councillors Munn, F. J. Beava and E. Beavan. A short report from the experi (Mr Hobson Matthews)was considered in private. CYMRU FYDD SOCIETY.—On Tuesday evening A meeting was held of the Cardiff Branch of the Cymru Fydd Society. Mr Spencer Jones pre- sided.—-Professor G. M. Davies, M.A., read an interesting paper on Socialism. Socialism was, he said, one of the great movements of the times. If Socialism were wrong then woe betide the world, but if it were true gospel they should do all they could to bring about its reign. Socialism, was misunderstood by many; its object was the substitution of Governmental control for the com. petition of individuals, collective ownership of property, associated instead of competitive labour, and greater equality in social conditions. DINNER TO THE UNEMPLOYED.—On Tuesday afternoon at St. Stephen's Church, West Bute. street, Cardiff, the pastor (the Rev. A. G. Russell) distributed dinners to 200 of theun employed. They were mainly composed of firemen, seamen, and labourers, and comprised French, Austrian, Portuguese, and Scotchmen. The pale, wan faces which most of them wore betokened great hardship and long privation, and that they appreciated the kind provision made for them was evidenced by the profuse thanks which the greater part of them tendered as they left the church. The dinner consisted of roast beef and several kinds of vegetables, and when these had been consumed a cup of hot coffee and a large bun were given to each, and at the concl IlS ion of the repast each man was presented with a half ounce ot tobacco. A number of willing helpers generously assisted at the distribution, and among these were the pastor's wife and daughters, Mrt Hughes and Mr Ernest Hughes (of the Hama- dryad Hospital Ship), Mrs Bernasconi, Mis? Cutter, and Messrs F. J. Nicholls, Perkins, and Macullum. The catering was in the hands oi Mrs Barry (of Barry's Hotel, Cardiff), and wac personally supervised by Mr George Cardell.
NEWPORT. PUBLIC PARK EXPENDITURE.—Mr Mordey, the chairman of the parks comm'ttee, made a JonR explanation to show that the quality of the plant; and shrubs supplied by Mr Shaw, of Abergavenny, to the park, was good. that the sum paid was. reasonable, and that the charges brought by Mr Parry at the last meeting had not been justified. A motion that the account (amounting in all ta JE897 13s Id) be paid was carried by 22 to 2. FATAL FALL DOWNSTAIRS.—Early on Tuesday morning Mrs Mary Newman, 74 years of age, widow of Alfred Newman, Lord-street, died from injuries received in falling downstairs on New Year's Day. Deceased slipped over three stairs, and her head came in contact with a sofa, which stood at the bottom of the stairs. The injury to the brain produced a comatose condition, which ended fatally. Dr. Garrod Thomas was called in, a.nd everything possible was done for the old lady.
NEWCASTLE-EMLYN. MARRIAGE.—Dr. Phillips, of London, thewell known eye specialist (son of the Rev. Evan Phillips, Newcastle-Emlyn), was married On Tuesday at Blaenplwyf, Cardiganshire, to Miss Jenkins, of that place.
TREDEGAR. ORATORIO PERFORMANCE.—The Choral Union, under the leadership of Mr I. David, gave a magnificent performance of Handel's Jephtha," on Monday evening, to a full house. This wai the ninth season, the union during its existence having performed a large number of the works ot the great masters. This performance, however, was unique for its excellence. Mr E. T. Roberts, Cardiff, conducted the orchestral band, and tht- solo artfstes were as follows Scprano, Miss S. M. Lewis. R.A.M. contraltos, Misses Kate James and Lilian Jones tenor, Mr W. Trevoi Evans bass, Mr Montague Worlock.
CLYDACH VALE. SERIOUS ACOIDENV TO A MEDICAL MAN.—At Dr. David J. Jones, of Ciydach Vale, late oi Hirvvain, was on Tuesday afternoon driving ovei the new road from Manly to Aberdare, when nearing the Graig House, the residence of Coun. cillor Thos. Thomas, his horse fell, and the shafts of the trap broke, precipitating Dr. Jones on the road. He managed to crawl down to Mr Thomas's house, and Dr. Evan Jones, J.P., Tymawr, was at once sent for. Dr. Jones and his son, Dr. Trevor Jones, quickly got up, and found that the injured gentleman was suffering from a fracture of the bone of the leg.
DOWLAIS. DEATH OF MRS MARTIN.—We deeply regret to announce the death of Mrs Martin, widow ot the late Mr George Martin, and mother of Mr E. P. Martin, head Diana^er of the Dowlais Works, and of Mr H. W. Martin, colliery manager. Until quite recently the deceased lady had enjoyed the best of health, but within the last few years she has been attacked by serious illness. Sh. died somewhat suddenly on Sunday morning. Mrs Martin was over 80 years of age, and bet loss is universally deplored.
BRECON. TOWN COUNCIL.—The quarterly meeting of tha Brecon Town Council was held at the Guildhall on Tuesday, the mayor (MrJebb) presidinsr.—« The Finance Clerk read au estimate in respect tc the general district rate, showing that for the ensuing half-year a rate of Is ld in the B for St. John's and St. Mary's parishes and Is fof St. David's would bo required. The estimate was adopted, the Mayor remarking that thi rates were the lowest for the past six years.—A letter was read from Colonel John Morgan, thanking the corporation for their attendance at his brother's (Sir Morgan Morgan's) fune rat and for postponing the monthly meeting for the purpoee.
COLLIEIU DTSPUTE IN THE RHONDDA. MABON, M.P., ON THE SUB-CON- TRACT1NG SYSTEM. MASS MEETING AT LLWYNYPIA> On Tuesday evening a mass meeting of th. workmen of the Llwynypia collieries and the pitt in the adjasent localities was held in the Tony. pandy Town-hall, under the presidency of M. David Owen. collier, Ciydach Vale, for the pose of further considering the dispute at No. I pit of the Glamorgan Coal Company, Llwpnypia, in reference to the prices to be paid for working the new vein which has not yet been identified. Mr W. Abraham, M.P., and Mr W. Evans, agents of the Cambrian Association, were present,—Mr W. Evans having detailed the grievances in connection with the dispute; andJtf Evans, oheckweigher (Penygraig), and Councillor E. Davies, checkweisrher (Clydaoh Vale), having spoken upon the objectionable sub-contracting system, Mr W. Abraham, M.P., observed that that system robbed the miners of thfeit independency, was tha training school of unskilled labour, and a conservatory of low wages. (Loud cheers.) The workmen who were employed in that colliery under the objectionable system had sold their birthright for a mess of pottage. The hon. member then remarked that tho men who were engaged under that system were merely tools in the hands of tho employers to reduce the claims of those workmen who were standing out for their rights. (Cheers.) He believed that if the management of the works had discussed the mattei with the workmen thoroughly the dispute would have been amicably settled, and Would not hava been taken into a court of law. (Cheers.)—A resolution was eventually passed condemnatory of the sub-contracting system, and of the conduct of the workmen employed under it while the great bulk of the men were fighting manfully for their rights. (Applause.)
THE JUVENILE CARDIFF TRAVELLER. On Tuesday afternoon the little boy Tomrn. Page, six years of age, who a fortnight age travelled alone and unattended to Paddington. was found at Barry Dock, whither he had tr&. veiled by train. The lad was subsequently take* in custody by Dock-oonstable Mayled. The diff police were communicated with, and he subsequently reclaimed by his parents
Forcible, but convincing at times, are the argti ments of your street-corner Salvationist. Thui spoke one the other evening Eternity, mj friends, eternity Why, you don't re'iise the ban meanin' of the word no, nor me either hardly. It is for ever and ever and ever, and five or sq) everlastings a-top of that. You might place row of ngures from here to sunset, aud cyphei them all up, and it wouldn't begin to tdl hovr many ages long eternity is. Why, my friends, after millions and trillions of years had rolleo away in eternity, it would be a hundred thousand years to breakfast time."
I "ARF,RS.-I-* Inlited, Youth to Deliver Bread wifcfc J" horse and cart and assist with horses outdoors. Tudor Jenkins, 11, I,Iwyiiypia-roatl. Tonypandy. 112 0 a Youth, bout 15 or 16 years. JL for hot plale goods, ami to make himself generally useftil.-Apply Bakery, "Sonth Wales Daily News,* Cardiff. 11S6 UALIFIEI), experienced Welsh Assistant required for workt! practice indooTs liberal salary to suitable man. Reply, statinc: age, qualifications, experience, references, and salary expected, V 116, South Wales Daily News," Cardiff. 116 rg1° Enterprising Grocers.-Agency for speciantr JL offered; enormous salei must result; goou profit. Sole agency to first applicant iu each towIL- 1 Particulars Ajax, 20, Wells-road, Bristol. 3 115 v