n Ii public Conipaiuts, &r. r The SUBSCRIPTION LIST will OPEN THIS DAY (TUESDAY), the 7th day of December, 1897, and CLOSE on FRIDAY,, the 10th inst., for Town, and on SATURDAY, 11th inst., for Country. [11 (Established in the Reign of King George the Third.) [I GEORGE WHYBROW, LIMITED, PROPRIETORS OF WHYBROW'S PICKLES, DRYSALTERS, OIL MERCHANTS, &c., CABLE STREET, SHADWELL, AND WATNEY STREET, LONDON, E., With Agencies at Melbourne, Sydney, and Christchurch. Incorporated under the Companies Acts, 1862 to 1893, whereby the liability of Shareholders is limited to the amount of their Shares.) CAPITAL £60,000, IN 12,000 SHARES OF JE5 EACH. The Shares are now offered for subscription at par, payable :-10s per Share on Application, £2 Os on Allotment, and the balance, viz., month after Allotment. Shareholders, however, lave the privilege of paying in full on Allotment the Shares ranking for dividend from date of .payment. There are no Debentures, Preference, or Deferred Sh are3, and the entire net profits wil tiherefore belong to the Ordinary Shareholders. DIRECTORS. WILLIAM B. LART, B.A. (late of the firm of H. W. Brand, Iotd" Sauce MfMi^ifactnrers), 16. Regent's Park-road, London, NAV. ANGUS ROSS (late of Ross, Coates, and Co., Colonial Merchants), 2, Applegarth-road, Kensington, S.W. j 1. PERCY LEITH, J.P., Director of the Vienna Ice Co., Ltd., 41, Finsbury-pavement, London, E.C' (PHILIP LAWDESHAYNE, 12, Grenville-street, Brunswick-square, London, W.C. FGSNERAL MANAGES.—GEORGE FRANCIS WHYBROW, 290, Cable-street, Shadwell, London, E. BANKERS.—THE LONDON AND WESTMINSTER BANK, LTD., Head Office, Lothbury, I London, E.C., and Whitechapel and other Branches. SOLICITORS.—STEAYENSON and COULDWELL, 93, Gracechurch-streat, London, E.C. AUDITOR.—SAMUEL J. BOYCE, Chartered Accountant, 81, Gracecburch-streec, London, E.C. SECRETARY.—VINCENT BARRIE. r RBGISTERED OFFICES AND FACTORV.-290, CABLE-STREET, SHADWELL. LONDON, E. STORES.—WATNEY-STREET, LONDON, E. AGENCIES.—MELBOURNE, SYDNEY, and CHRISTCHURCH, N.Z. PROSPECTUS. The Company has been formed for the purpose of acquiring, carrying on, and farther extending Ae well-known business of George Whybrow, Proprietor of the celebrated Whybrow's Fic-ii-ie* Drysaltor, Sauce Manufacturer, Oil Merchant, &c. The business, which is one of the oldest in the trade, was established at the beginning of the present century by the late Mr George Whybrow, who conducted it with the greatest success until his death in 1876, after which it was continued by his son, Mr Francis Whybrow, and his cousin, the late Mr Henry Whybrow. The latter gentleman retired in 1885 with a considerable fortune, and the business waa subsequently carried on by Mr Francis Whybrow alone until the beginning of the current year, when, being desirous of retiring, he disposed of the same to the present owner. The tendency of the age is to conduct prosperous commercial and industrial enterprises on the joint stock principle, experience having amply demonstrated that the surest method of extension is to give the customers and the public a direct interest in the profits as shareholders, and, with this view, the business has been incorporated under the Companies Acts. If further proof be necessary, a reference to the dividends paid by concerns worked on these lines, and the premiums which their shares command (a list of which is given elsewhere in the prospectus), should be sufficient evidence. Although chiefly known to fame as proprietors of Whybrow's Pickles, the firm are also manufacturers, importers, bottlers, and exporters of Worcestershire and other sauces, chutney, capers, curry powder, vinegar, olive oil, preserved ginger, and other condiments. Nearly all the most important firms of Colonial merchants and exporters in London are on the book, while the home customers are being augmented almost every day. The poster which is reproduced in black and white on the back of the prospectus will be familiar to most people in London and many pro- rincial towns, while the firm has a reputation in the Colonies second to none. HOME AND COLONIAL TRADE. The trade until recently was confined almost entirely to exporting, being transacted with the Jrinoipal merchants in New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, South Africa, South Australia, Western Australia. New Zealand, Fiji, West Africa, &c., &c. Since, however, the business .vas acquired by the present Vendor in February last, attention has also been paid to developing the home trade, with the result that during the past nine months upwards of 1,100 new accounts have been opened, and repsat orders have been received in nearly every case. Included among the cus- tomers are the well-known firms of John Barker and Co. (Limited), Harrod's Stores (Limited), John Bertram and Co., and of Spiers and Pond (Limited), the last named having entered into a contract to use Whybrow's Pickles exclusively at all their hotels, buffets, and restaurants. PREMISES. The works, which are conveniently situated at Cable-street, Shadwell, London, E., close to the River Thames and shipping, are held on lease at a rental of £200 per annum, and are considered in every respect a model factory, containing the latest and most approved descriptions of labour-saving machinery for every branch of the business. The works are fitted on the lift and trolley system, comprise three floors, and are capable of turning ont 3,000 cases of goods weekly. The premises consist of main building, six out-buildings, offices, and yard, in addition to which there are stores at Watney-street, London, E. PLANT AND MACHINERY. The plant includes an 18-h.p. horizontal steam engine, 30-h.p. boiler (by Robey), patent donkey engine, large sa?.ad and castor oil tanks, filling machinery (by Farrar and Jackson), large vinegar vats, patent pickle corking and filling machines, &c. There is also a new and extensive plant in a separate building for the manufacture of dry soap, blue, blacklead, polishing soap, starch gloss, &c., including 3tone runner mills, patent lever blue presses, disintegrator, soap and blacklead presses. This department has never been extensively worked, and there is ample scope for considerably increasing the Company's income from this source alone. It is further intended to add a department for preserved fish, meat, soups, and fruits, and as a large connection has already been opened up, the travellers can dispose of these additional articles without further expense to the Company. The machinery with which the ractory is fitted is not used by other houses in the trade, and being designed with a view to economise labour, gives the firm a considerable advantage over competitors. MANAGEMENT. The Directors have secured the services of Mr George Francis Whybrow (grandson of the founder of the firm, and son.of the late owner), as Manager for a minimum period of seven years, on terms extremely favourable to the Company. Mr Whybrow has had considerable experience in the business, and has visited the Australian Colonies in order to become personally acquainted with many of the firm's principal customers and to study the requirements of the Colonial Markets. During the present year an efficient staff of travellers has been employed in London and the provinces, and notwithstanding the limited amount of advertising that has been done, the results have been so extremely satisfactory that the Directors are convinced that a considerable extension in this direction would prove most advantageous to the Company. PROFITS AND DIVIDENDS. Taking into consideration the long standing of the firm and the increase which has taken place since advertising has been adopted, it is confidently believed that a moderate annual expenditure for this purpose will be sufficient, with the present home and export trade, to keep the works fully employed. Taking the average profits at 3s per case, the output referred to above would yield an income of £450 per week, and allowing 50 per cent. for advertising, expenses of travellers, and management, a profit of £11,700 per annum would remain, which is equivalent to nearly 20 per cent. per annum on the entire capital of the Company. The above figures are sufficiently large to allow for any probable falling off in the estimated sales or for any reasonable increased outlay in adver- tisements. The profitable nature of well-established commercial and industrial companies, and the favour in which their shares are held by investors, are proved by the following figures, which show that the undermentioned 12 companies pay dividends averaging 13i per cent., and that their shares com- mand a.n average premium of 218 per cent. :— Name of Company3 Business. [vJjueTof £ £ s. d. p.c. Maple and Co jUpholsterers, &c 15 .1 3 12 6 250 J. and P. Coats Thread manufacturers 20 10 58 5 0 480 Harrod's Stores General Stores 20 1 5 5 0 412 Mazawattee Tea Tea Merchants 8 1 1 10 0 50 A. and F. Pears Soap Makers 10 1 1 15 0 62 Jones and Higgins Drapers, &c 9 1 2 2 6 112 D. H. Evans and Co Ditto 10 1 1 10 0 50 Thomas Wallis and Co Ditto. 12 5 13 10 0 170 Lovell and Christmas Provision Merchants 10 5 12 5 0 145 Price's Patent Candle Co Candle Makers 10 16 39 0 0 145 Bryant and May Match Manufacturers 17J 5 19 0 0 290 Bryant and May Match Manufacturers 17J 5 19 0 0 290 Arthur Guinness, Son, and Co. Brewers 24 100 550 0 0 PRICE TO BE PAID FOR PROPERTY. The business will be taken over as a going concern as from Oct. 31st, 1897, the price to be paid for the property, including the leasehold premises, plant, machinery, trade marks, fixtures, book- debts, good-will, and the whole of the stock-in-trade, both manufactured and unmanufactured, as sending in the books at that date, being fixed at £29,370. The Vendor stipulates for the right to a.pply for and have allotted to him one-third of the Share Capital, in part payment of the purchase- money. This will leave a balance of £30,000 available for the working capital, which is considered ample for the purposes of the Company. The Vendor will pay the entire legal and registration expenses in connection with the incorpora- tion of the Company, printing, advertising, brokerage, and all other charges up to and including allotment. CONTRACTS. The following contracts have been entered into :—Contract for sale, dated 20th day of Novem- ber, 1897, between Richard Reynolds, of the one part, and Vincent Barrie, as trustee on behalf of the Company, of the other part a deed poll under the hand of the said Richard Reynolds, dated 22nd day of February, 1897 and an agreement as to management, dated 29th February, 1897, between George Francis Whybrow, of the one part, and the said R. Reynolds, of the other part. There are various trade contracts, which, in the interest of the business, it would be injudicious to specify, and certain arrangements have been entered into by the Vendor or his representatives, to none of which the Company is a party, in connection with the incorporation and formation of the Com- pany, and for guaranteeing the subscription of a portion of the capital. Applicants for Shares must bedWmed to have had notice of any such contracts or arrangements, to have waived the specifica- tion of the dates thereof, and the names of the parties thereto, and to accept the above statement as « sufficient compliance with Section 38 of the Companies Acts, 1867. STOCK EXCHANGE QUOTATION. Application will be made in due course to the Committee of the Stock Exchange for a settlement and quotation on the official list. In any case where no allotment is made, the deposit will be at once returned in full, and where a less number of Shares is allotted than that applied for, the surplus will be credited in reduction of the amount due on allotment. Application for Shares may be made on the form at foot a.nd forwarded to the Company's Bankers, together with a deposit of 10s per Share. Prospectus a.nd Forms of Application can be obtained of the Bankers or Secretary at the Omces of the Company, where the above-named contract for sale, Memorandum, and Articles of Association may be inspected, and all other information obtained. This form may be cut out. filled np, and be forwarded, together with the amount payable on applica- tion, to the London and Westminster Bank, Limited, Lothbury, London, E.C., or any of their branches, or to the Secretary, at the Offices of the Company. FORM OF APPLICATION FOR SHARES. GEOHGE WHYBROW, Limited. To the Directors of GEORGE WHYBROW, Limited, 290. Cable-street. London, E. Gentlemen,—Having paid to your Bankers the sum of • ••; • • being the deposit of 10s per Share payable on application for Shares of £5 each in George Whybrow, Limited, I request you to allot me that number of Shares, and I agree to accept the same, or any smaller number that may be allotted to me, upon the terms and the conditions of the Prospectus a.nd Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company. I request you to placa my name on the Register of Members in respect of the Shares so allotted to me, and I undertake to pay the «urtber instalments upon such allotted Shares, as and when the same become due, Ordinary Shares Name (in foil) Address Description Ifyoo desire to pay in fall on Allotment sign the following :— I desire to pay in full on Allotment r.. ftablir Cnmpanws. &c. The SUBSCRIPTION LIST will open on MONDAY, the 6th December, and CLOSE on or before THURSDAY, the 9th December, 1897. WEAVER & COMPANY, LIMITED (Incorporated under the Companies' Acts, 1862 to 1890). NOMINAL CAPITAL, £ 200,000. Existing Capital—6,500 Ordinary Shares of 110 each, and 2,273 Six per Cent Preference Shares of X10 each. Present issue—2,500 Ordinary £10 Shares at Ell 5s per Share, and 3,727 Six per Cent. Preference 110 Shares at par, which will rank respectively pari pasu in every way with the existing Ordinary and Prefer- ence Shares, the dividends accruing from the dates of payment, which will be as follow :— ORDINARY. PREFERENCE. Capital. Premium. Capital. On application £1 0 0 £ 10 0 On allotment 12 0 0 iFl 5 0 C2 0 0 And the balance may be required in calls not exceed- ing £2 per Share, at intervals of not less than two months between each call, 21 days' previous notice being given. DIRECTORS. Mr JOSEPH HALL, J.P., Chairman. Dr. T. D. GRIFFITHS. Mr JAMES JONES, J.P. Mr LLEWELYN DAVIES, C.C. Mr J. AERON THOMAS. Mr WILLIAM WEAVER, Managing Director. BANKERS—The GLAMORGANSHIRE BANKING CO., Limited, Swansea and Branches. SOLICITORS.—Messrs AERON THOMAS & CO. AUDITORS.—Messrs TRIBE, CLARKE, CAWKER & CO., Swansea. BROKERS.—Messrs THACKERAY & CO., Cardiff. MANAGER AND SECRETARY.—Mr HENRY MAC- DONNELL. OFFICES.—SWANSEA FLOUR MILLS, SWANSEA. The Company in addition to their Flour Trade have carried on a considerable and profitable trade in Corn, Meal, &c., and this trade is capable of great extension. The Directors have recently leased from the Swansea Harbour Trustees a piece of ground at the Victoria Wharf (opposite the present Mill), on which it is proposed to erect, at a cost of about S25,000, a Provender Mill and extensive Warehouses, with Silos, Elevators and Conveyors on the most modern and improved principles. These additions will enable Corn and Grain to be taken direct from ship to warehouse without being touched by hand and at the least expense practicable. The Ware- houses and Mill will be served by the Low Level Railway, with additional convenience for carting. These increased faciiities will place the Company in a position to produce meal and to deal in corn on as economical and advantageous terms as is done at any port in the Kingdom, and at considerabl less expense than has hitherto been the case. The object of the present issue is to provide funds for the fore- going purposes and to enabla the Directors to still further extend and develop the trade of the com- pany. The dividend for the year ending June 30th, 1896, was 6 per cent. on the Preference and 7% per cent. on the Ordinary Shares, and for the year ending June 30th, 1897, 6 per cent. on the Preference and 10 per cent, on the Ordinary Shares, and there was also carried forward this year a balance of £ 5,519, after writing off the whole of the preliminary expenses, amounting to £ 1,927. The enclosed copy of the Balance Sheet and Annual Report for the year ending 30th June, 1897, will show the financialposi- tion of the company at that date, and the directors have every confidence in the present position and future prospects of the company. At the price of issue the Ordinary Shares will, assuming the last dividend be maintained, yield investors over 8% per cent. per annum, and the Preference Shares will yield 6 per cent. per annum. The company have entered into contracts with third parties with reference to the erection of the Provender Mill, &c., and with respect to the present issue of shares. There are also numerous exist- ing trade contracts which cannot be specified. Technically, such contracts are or may be contracts within Section 38 of the Companies Act, 1867, but subscribers will be held to have had notice, and to have waived their right to be supplied with particu- lars of such contracts. Applications for Shares should be made on the form accompanying the prospectus, and be sent to the Company's Bankers with the amount payable on application. If no allotment is made the deposit will be returned in full, and where the number of Shares allotted is less than the number applied for the balance will be applied towards the instalment due on allotment. Copies of the Memorandum and Articles of Associ- ation and of the Contracts above mentioned can be inspected at the Offices of the Company. Prospectuses and forms of application for shares an be obtained at the Offices of the Company, from .ts Bankers, Solicitors, or from its Brokers-Messrs Thackeray and Co., Cardiff. Swansea, December 1st, 1897. 3079 gTONE jgROS., j Sons of the late Aid. Gains Augustus Stone, § COMPLETE FUNERAL FURNISHERS S AND FUNERAL DIRECTORS. g Every requisite for Funerals of all classes. 1 Proprietors of Funeral Cars, Hearses, Shilli- | biers, &Coaches, Superb Flemish Horses, &c. S Price List on Application. | Please Note the Onlv Address:— £ 5, WORKING-STREET, Telegraphic Address:— J STONE BROS., CARDIFF." § 1240 B "TVT ORFOLR SQUARE HOTEL, PADDINGTON STATION, Opposite Arrival Platform. NEWLY DECORATED AND LUXURIOUSLY FURNISHED By MAPLE & CO. Forty Bedrooms. Splendid Dining, Drawing, and Billiard Rooms. Private Sitting-rooms. Electric Light throughout Moderate Tariff. Night Porter. BAKER & CO., 2913 PROPBIETORS. AGENTS FOR PHILLIPS & CO.'S PURE TEAS. E. MURPHY, 47, CLIVE-STREET, CARDIFF. E. SIRRELL, 1 114, CASTLE-ROAD, and 56, ORDELL-STREET, CARDIFF. I L. WALLACE, 61, LOWER CAXHEDBAL-ROAD, CARDIFF. The names and addresses of THREE FRESH AGENTS will appear here every week. PHILLIPS & CO., TEA SPECIALISTS, 74, QUEEN-STREET, CARDIFF. J^AVERTONS, J^IMITED, UPHOLSTERERS, CABINET MAKERS CARPET WAREHOUSEMEN, BEDDING MANUFACTURERS COMPLETE HOUSE AND HOTEL FURNISHERS AND DECORATORS. Large Stocks of well-made ARTISTIC FURNI- TURE on view at all Branches in the various Styles at present obtaining FITMENTS OF ALL KINDS, SIDEBOARDS, RICHLY CARVED DINNER WAGONS DINING TABLES, DINING-ROOM SUITES, BEDROOM SUITES. LIBRARY & STUDY FURNITURE, &c.,&c FURNITURE and FITMENTS specially Designed and Manufactured to meet the requirements of Gentlemen or their Architects. L AVERTONS, L IMITED i_j JLj CENTRAL WAREHOUSE BRISTOL-36 and 37, Maryleport-street, and of Bridge-street BRANCHES CLIFTON—50 and 52, Royal Promenade. BATH—10, Mils m-street, and 8 and 9, John-street. CARDIFF—23, Duke-street; and NEWPORT-137 and 137A. Commercial-street, and 814e Hill-street. 1118 J. MARSH and COMPY. I UNDERTAKERS, ADULTS' FUNERALS 1st Class, with Best Glass-side hearse, or Victoria Car, Two Best Coaches and Pairs to Match, lin. Elm Shell, full lined, fine, Satin-trimmed Robe, lin. outside Oak Coffin (polished) with Best Brass Furniture, Elaborate Name Plate (engrav«d). Bearers and Sslf-attendance £ 12 12 0 2nd Class, as above, Without Shell and Bearers 9 9 0 1st Class, lin. Elm Polished Coffin, with Brass Furniture and Carriages and At- tendance as Above. 510 0 With imitation Brass Furniture (En- graved Plate) 6 0 0 2nd Class, With Shellibier and Coach 4 4 0 ONLY ADDRESS- 80, ST. MARY-STREET, CARDIFF. 1157 UY THE CARDIFF TIMES & SOUTH Lj:) WALES WEEKLY liEWS-W rENNY. Husituss JUtftrossos. jgEAUTIFUL jgVENING Q.OODS. JgEN JgVANS & £ JOMPANY, LTD., Have, in view of the forthcoming Reception and Dance to be given by his Worship the MAYOR and MAYORESS of SWANSEA, and the other usual Festivities of the Season, made an exceptionally elaborate Selection of Suitable Goods, and are now making a HARMING JQISPLAY OF R ECEPTION, JQANCE, AND JQ INNER GOWNS, EVENING BODICES, AND BLOUSES. A Pretty Collection of MISSES AND CHILDREN'S DANCE DRESSES. Materials for Evening Wear in Silks, Satins, Sequin Lisse, Gauzes, Tarlatan, Nets and Accordion Chiffons. The NEWEST STYLES in EVENING CLOAKS and WRAPS, FANS, FLOWERS, COIFFURES, GLOVES, &c. Evening Shoes to Match Costumes. Special Arrangements to show the effect of the various Materials and Colours under Gas-light. A Visit of Inspection is Most Confidently Invited, as the Present Display Far Exceeds in Beauty and Variety Anything Previously Shown. EN JgVANS & COMPANY, LTD., gWANSEA. p ETRIFITE, THE NEW CEMENT, JaL The SUBSCRIPTION LISTS of PETRIFITE, LIMITED, OPEN TO-DAY. Prospectuses and full particulars can be obtained at 32, HIGH-STREET, CARDIFF, Wh<3re AN EXHIBITION of a variety of Articles made from Petrifite can be seen. 3110 O C A rp E A. rjIHE jQI SCO VERY OF THE THE BRITISH INDIAN TEA CO.'S GOCA RJL E A INVIGORATING, REFRESHING, SUSTAINING. A Scientific Combination of the FINEST TEAS OF INDIA AND CEYLON with the leavas of the COCA (Erythroxylon Coca). In air-tight packages of M, 73, and 1 lb., Is 6d, 2s, 2s 6d, 3s per lb. Sold by best Grocers everywhere. AGENTS WANTED where not represented. THE BRITISH INDIAN TEA CO., 48, MIDDLESEX-STREET, LONDON, E.C. 1280 A VISIT IT TO THE PREMISES OF T jy TRAPNELL & GANE, jy 38 AND 41, QUEEN-STREET, CARDIFF, CARDIFF, A Will convince the most disbelieving A that they are not only PTHE PREMIER HOUSE T> FURNISHERS, J* But that they are also N THE PIONEERS N In Giving the Public really JJ} WELL-MADE FURNITURE E At the LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES. a A Large Space is also Devoted to L BEDSTEADS AND Y BEDDING, j The following are a few samples of — what can be seen on Show any day :— The EXCELSIOR Strong Bed- stead, with Woven Wire Mat- A tress 17s 6d A A FRENCH BEDSTEAD, full fk size 16s 9d MA- Better quality 21s Od N PERSIAN BEDSTEAD, full size 50s Od Better quality 65s Od i ll ALL BRASS BEDSTEAD from Four Guineas. ALL OUR BEDDING GUARANTEED THOROUGHLY PURIFIED. GWOOL MATTRESS, full size 14s 6d Better quality 16s 6d SPRING MATTRESS 22s 6d \JT Better quality. 32s 6d A SPECIAL LINE.. Woven Wire Spring Mattress, J\ full size N TRAPNELL &, GANE, N 38 AND 41, QUEEN-STREET, CARDri, F. ili Catalogues Free. (Jarriage Paid. gij 318e—1646e. "SANITAS EMBROCATION" FOR RHEUMATISM. SANITAS EMBROCATION" for NEURALGIA. SANITAS EMBROCATION „ ACHES. SANITAS EMBROCATION" „ PAINS. SANITAS EMBROCATION" „ SPRAINS. SANITAS EMBROCATION BRUISES. SANITAS EMBROCATION" „ STIFFNESS. "SANITAS EMBROCATION" „ LUMBAGO. SANITAS EMBROCATION" „ VETERINARY USE. THE FOOTBALLER'S BEST FRIEND. 8d, Is, and 2s 6d, of Chemists and Stores. Of all Chemists, Stores, and direct from THE SANITAS CO. (Lim.), 13ETHNAL GREEN, LONDON. 2667 TELEPHONE 45. TELEGRAMS ELLOC, CARDIFF. ESTABLISH RP 1807. QEORGE COLLE, TAILOR AND BKEECHES MAKER. LADIES' TAILOR, 7, DUKE-STREET, aud 4, HIGH- STREET, CARDIFF. CIVIL AND MILITARY UNIFORMS, RIDING HABITS \ND COSTUMES. PAtronized 'by the Late H.R.H. THE DUKE OF CLARKNCE AND AVONDALK. 1191 CARDIFF BUILDING SOCIETY. —— TO BORROWERS. INTEREST: 5 PER CENT. Apply for Prospectus and Application Form to WENTWORTH H. PRICE, A.C.A., Seer etary. 21, HIGH-STREET, CARDIFF. 3018 IIAVE 1[ÛU A B AD LEG? WITH WOUNDS that discharge or otherwise, per- haps surroundtd with inflammation and swollen, that when you press your finger on the inflamed part it eaves an impression ? If so, under the skin you have poison that defies all the remedies you have tried, which, if not extracted, you never can recover, but go on suffering till death releases you. Perhaps your knees are swollen, the joints being ulcerated; the same with the ankles, round which the skin may be discoloured, or there may be wounds the disease if allowed to continue will deprive you of the power to walk. You may have attended various Hospitals and had medical advice, and been told your case Is hope less, or advised to submit to amputation but do not, for I can cure you. I don't say perhaps, but I will. Because others have failed is no reason for not now being cured. Send at once a Postal Order for 2a 6d to K. A. ALBERT, 73, FARRINGDON-STREET, LONDON, and you will receive a box of GRASSHOPPER OINTMENT AND PILLS, which is a certain remedy for the cure of Bad Legs, Housemaid's Knee, Ulcerated Joints, Carbuncles, Poisoned Hands, and Bunions. (Regd. Copyright. Husimss ^.ti&ress £ s. JY^UNYON'S JJYSPEPSIA CURE. Munyon's Stomach and Dyspepsia Cure cures all forms of indigestion and stomach trouble, such as rising of food, distress after eating, shortness cf breath, palpitation, and all affections of the heart, caused by indigestion, wind on the stomach, bad taste, offensive breath, loss of appetite, faintness or weakness of the stomach, headache from indigestion, soreness of the stomach, coated tongue, heartburn, shooting pains in the stomach, constipation, dizzi- ness, faintness, and lack of energy. Price One Shilling. A separate cure for each disease. At all Chemists, mostly One Shilling a vial. Personal letters to Prof. Munyon, at 121, Shaftes- bury-ave., London, W.C., answered with free medical advice for any disease. ^JROSSLEY'S OTTO" GAS AND OIL E NGINES. CROSSLEY BROTHERS. LTD., SOUTH WALES OFFICE NORTH-ROAD, QUEEN-STREET CARDIFF. SKILLED STAFF FOR REPAIRS, ERECTION, &c. SLIDES REFACED AT ABOVE ADDRESS. STOCK OF SPARE PARTS AND SPECIAL GAS ENGINE OIL KEPT. TELEGRAMS, OTTO, CARDIFF." TELEPHONE, No. 44. 1098 NOTICE TO CORRESPONDENTS. Contributions sent to the South Wates Daily News should be plainly written in ink, and invariably oil one side of the paper. We desire to urge upon our numerous correspondents the value of conciseness and the desirability of curtailing the length of their commnnications. It cannot be too clearly under- stood that brief and pointed letters receive7 the first attention. All communications intended for inser- tion must be authenticated by the name and address of the writer, not necessarily for publica- tion, but as a guarantee of good faith. 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Birtlja, Jitarrta^s, anb Ibaths. Notice* of Births, Marriaqes and Death*, Is each, ij not exceeding 20 words, and 6d for each extra 10 words. DEATHS. ATKINS.—On the 5th inst., at Severn-road, Frederick Pike Atkins, Mus. Bac., Oxon., after a long illness. Greatly beloved by all who knew him. DAVIEs.-Dec. 3rd, John Davies, A.C., late conductor Dowlais Fhilharmonic Society, brother to Mr Dan Davies, Merthyr. Public funeral by request, 3 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7th. 3113 JAMES.—On the 4th inst., at the Baptist Manse, Tydu, Newport, Mon, John Joseph James, aged 23. Funeral leaves house to station at 11 a.m. Wed- nesday. To be buried at Penybryn, Cardigan, on Friday, leaving Penypark at 11. 3141 JONES.—On the 4th inst., at Brynhyfryd, Pontypridd, Griffith Rhys Jones (Caradog), aged 63 years. Public funeral Thursday, leaving Brynhyfryd at 12.45 by road, and is intended to reach Commercial-street, Aberdare, about 2.30. Friends desiring to attend will be in time by T.V.R. 1.39 train for Pontypridd. Interment at Aberdare Cemetery. No wreaths. IN MEMORIAM. HILTON. In affectionate memory of Ellen, the dearly-loved wife of Franklen Hilton, of 45, Talbot- street, Southport, who passed away on the 7th December, 1896. To live in hearts we leave hen.ind is not to die." 3121 DAVrEs.-In loving memory of Harry Ll. Davies, late of the Ocean Collieries, Blaengarw, who died at Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa, on the 7th December, 1895.. 368
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TUESDAY. DECEMBER 7, 1897. EMPLOYERS, WORKMEN, AND DEPARTING TRADE. IN this day of Labour strikes and lock- outs, and of serious industrial quarrels in which impartial investigators cannot fail to discover grave faults on both sides, it would be well if employers and workmen would make an effort calmly to consider whether the tendency of these incessant trade quarrels is not to drive trade from this country and mainly to the United States. To help their investiga- tions on this matter we would commend to their careful thought an important letter published in the Times from Mr ANGUS SINCLAIR, editor of Locomotive Engineering, an important trade journal of many years' standing, published in New York. We cannot, of course, vouch for the accuracy of Mr SINCLAIR'S statements, but he gives his name, and commits the reputation of his paper to the accuracy of these statements. The probability is, therefore, that they are true to the letter because, if not true, their falsity could, on investigation, be readily discovered, to the confusion of Mr SINCLAIR and to the irreparable damage of his journal. First as to the alleged facts. Mr SINCLAIR states that within the last week," from the date of his writing, American locomotive builders have received orders for 58 locomotives from foreign countries, making a total of about 200 orders for locomotives placed here (in the United States) within six months for foreign account. A considerable part of the engines are for European railways. Most of the contracts were bid for by British locomotive builders, AND Americans received the orders because their prices were the lowest submitted." A few years ago Great Britain had a practical monopoly in the building of locomotives, and it is surely the duty of both employers and workmen to inquire why a trade which not so long ago was almost exclu- sively possessed by this country should be so largely diverted from our shores to the other side of the Atlantic. JOHN BULL is, as we proverbially know, an obstinate fellow, and disdains, too often to his own I loss and hurt, to learn from outsiders. This unfortunate habit of thinking more highly of ourselves than we ought to think is due largely to our insular self-conceit, and to our conscious feeling of superiority to all other nations. Not a bad quality at bottom when possessed in moderation, and work- ing within intelligent limits and restraints. But when it prevents us learning useful and satisfactory lessons from outside peoples it becomes wholly mischievous and evil. Mr SINCLAIR states that among rccent orders placed in the United States are 18 locomotives for the Grand Trunk Railway of Cauada. Now there are at Kingston, Ontario, locomotive works that could build all the locomotives used in Canada "if they were properly equipped and operated." The Canadian locomotive builders are moreover protected by a tariff duty against the United States of from 30 to 35 per cent. ad valorem on all locomotives imported into Canada. Nevertheless, the United States loco- motive builders secured the. orders at a lower figure than the Canadian builders in almost every instance although wages are lower in Canada and living cheaper than in the industrial centres of the States. It used to be said by those who think that there is nothing like leather-that is, like English goods-that the Americans were wont to put inferior material and in- ferior work into their products, hence they could produce them cheaper. This legend has received its quietus long ago. The best United States material [ and workmanship are every whit as good as the best British. One cause for the Americans being able to undersell the British producer even in British markets is, so Mr ANGUS SINCLAIR alleges, the system of piecework in the States, which the workmen prefer to day labour. He writes, American work- men are so much accustomed to piece- work that very little sentiment exists against it. This work has encouraged mechanics to devise and improve tools, and to perfect methods for doing their work and the extraordinarily low cost of labour on some machines has resulted from the use of ingenious tools produced by workmen and patented by the inven- tors." Then American employers and their managers and foremen are not so conservative and so unwilling to try new methods as we are in this country. If a labour saving tool, or a labour-saving machine is invented the only inquiry in the States with managers and employers is would it pay to throw out a good tool to make place for the im- proved article, and it generally, if not always, ends in the purchase of the new invention. Mr SINCLAIR cites a striking instance in confirmation of his view. Re- ferring to a discussion on this ques- tion which occurred when BRET HARTE was American Consul in Glasgow, he quotes from his paper of that date the following incident :—One of the leading Glasgow locomotive builders built 200 locomotive engines in the then preceding year, while employing 2,500 workmen. A well-known American firm in the same time built 300 locomotives while employing 1,400 workmen. Allowing 300 days for a year's work the American firm put the labour of one man for 1,400 days on each locomotive finished, whilst the Scotch builder on the other hand put the labour of one man for 3,750 days for each locomotive finished. Mr SINCLAIR says that these are the influences which are giving the United States locomotive builders the markets of the world. The grim principle of supply and demand calls for cheapness, and our locomotive builders are in a position to undersell all competi- tors." The importance of the question discussed-for it is not confined to the building of locomotives, but has an applied bearing upon all the skilled trades of the country—has induced us to give special prominence to the letter of the editor of Locomotive Engineering. Referring to the engineering strike dispute which is being unhappily waged to the death in this country at present, Mr SINCLAIR writes: "I have repeatedly seen the statement made by workmen that if their trade is driven away from the British Isles they will follow it. Should they follow it to America, they will have greatly to change their ways to secure steady employment." But into this aspect of the question we have no desire to enter. We think, how- ever, that the facts, or call them statements, contained in Mr ANGUS SINCLAIR'S com- munication are deserving of sober thought and mature consideration by employers and workmen of every name and grade. If some of the skilled trades of this country are gradually leaving our shores for the United States, the forecast of the future Labour problem in Great Britain, not too bright, even when viewed through optimistic spectacles, will become gloomier still. It would be the part of true wisdom, and of true patriotism, too, for both employers and workmen to look the future in the face with calm but resolute inquiry as to what will be the probable result of these incessant trade quarrels. The prosperity of the country is seriously involved in these quarrels.
TURKEY, GREECE AND CRETE. THE Concert of Europe has become such a discredited sham that none are so poor in spirit as to do it reverence. Even Lord SALISBURY in his speech at the recent meeting of Conservative Associations played the part of a transformed BALAAM towards it. Desirous to bless he practi- cally cursed it. All that he could say in its favour was that it was a slow moving machine, and took a long time to do-nothing. The latest news we have received of its existence is of a twofold character. First that under its auspices the Treaty of Peace between Turkey and Greece was signed on Saturday; and the Turkish journal Sabah, in its Saturday's leading article, affirms that it emphasises the success of the SULTAN in skilfully obtaining from the Concert a Peace Treaty favourable to the interests of Turkey. The provisions of the Treaty have not been yet published, but if they embody the stipnlations foreshadowed in the peace preliminaries, signed about three months ago, many and grave difficulties will yet present themselves for solution. The next intimation that the Concert is still dragging 0 -71 on a worthless existence, and blundering as cgregiously as ever, is that the Ambassadors at their meeting in Con- stantinople on Saturday, to still further discuss the question of Crete, which has been discussed to surfeiting, resolved that all the proceed- ings henceforth shall be stamped with the inviolable seal of secrecy. But somehow one of the secrete managed to leak out through the hermetically sealed doors. It was revealed that no Governor has been yet appointed for Crete, the Russian candidate receiving the support of the Russian, French, and Itatian Ambassadors, whilst the British, Austrian, and German representatives refused to concur, and referred the matter to their respective Governments. What an utter sham the whole thing is!
HEVLTH OF WEST WALES I.UNATICS. I Dr. E. Goodall is, undoubtedly, unremitting in his attention to the patients of the Joint Counties' Lunatic Asylum at Carmarthen, of which he is the respected superintendent, and he must find it extremely difficult sometimes to counteract the ill-effects, arising, perhaps, in some measure, from thi; variable climate, and it is not to be wondered at that an occasional infectious out. break should take place in a little colony of six or seven hundred persons, among whom are some whose degrading habits court disease. Consider- ing everything, the health of this community has been remarkably good. A fow cases of enteric fever occurred in two of the male w&rds during the first fortnight of October, and there have been some fresh cases since. A faulty condition of the drains wvs luckily discovered and the evil promptly remedied, complete isolation being, of course resorted to. In common with many public institutions, in which drains were la.id down prior to the period— not more than about 15 years—during which serious attention has been bestowed on sanitation in connection with private and public buildings, the West Wales Asylum authorities have had to complain of unskilled laying of drains in the older parts of the structure. There is very rarely in asylums any pollution of water or milk, the common causes of enteric. Almost always the ca^es occur locally in the building, and are associated with defective drains. The infection may have been introduced into the Carmarthen asylum from without, as it occurred in the admission wards. This is a risk which asylums are liable to, especially with a disease like enteric. which is only slightly marked at first. The disease has been entirely localised in the two male wards, with the exception of three laundry cases (from washing linen), otherwise the health of the community has been excellent.
CHARACTERISTIC BUTE POLJCV. The one feature of Bute policy is its short- sightednesH, another proof of this fact being furnished by the eii-ction of railings at Cardiff Pierhead. When the monopolistic company held Cardiff trade in its sole control, the r_ilure to provide dock facilities compelled the traders to construct Barry Dock-and Bute losses through that construction can be measured only by millions sterling. If imports were cultivated a vast amount of labour would be required and greater demand for building land would be occasioned, thus enriching the Bute interest by additional ground rents; but the import trade is made to give way to coal shipments. Concurrently with Barry promoters, the Bute Company obtained powers to make a new dock. Barry's new dock is within a few months of com- pletion, whilst that of Bute is being pottered at, and will not be available for years after Barry's is earning dividend. Bute attempted fusion last year with the Rhymney Railway Company, and might have carried through the negotiation had the Amalgamation Stock been made a pre-preference it would have cost nothing to make it a pre-preference, but no such inducement was offered, and the con- sequence was that fusion could not be carried through, and now the Bute Company propose to spend hundreds of thousands of pounds in the making of railways through districts already well served, from which not another pound of traffic can be obtained for the dock. The railings incident is, as we have said, only one more instance of this ever-recurrent short-sightedness. Just at this time, when it is to the interest of the Bute Com- pany to secure all possible support for their new Bill, they provoke a quarrel with the Cardiff Corporation upon an issue which, if they would but read their own title deeds, ought never to be in doubt. The old influence which drove the traders to Barry where every ElOO invested is to-day worth X288 seems still to dominate in Bute affairs. How much more wealthy the estate might have been, if accommodation for the trade had been pro- vided in Cardiff, no one can tell. Some slight estimate may be formed by imagining the ground rent value of Barry 25,000 to 30,000 additional population, mainly on Bute land, would have yielded enormous revenue. But the shipowners and merchants, flouted by those who should have served them, were obliged to construct competing docks. Cardiff has benefited, because, without Barry, the trade would have gone elsewhere. And to-day we see a similar spectacle of short-sighted conflict the whole town set at defiance bv an endeavour to obstruct public passage to the sea. This is the opening of a chapter that Bute cannot close before its closing the issue will be very much widened.
FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS. THE COR MA WE" TO ATTEND. On Monday Messrs ReesEvans, D. C. Griffiths, Jenkin Howell, D. Davies (Dewi Iago), and other old members of Caradog's Choir met at Aber- dare, and. decided to take steps to secure f, attendance at the funeral on Thursday of as many as can be possibly got together of the Cor Mawr"—the famous 500. It is earnestly requested that all musicians, including specially the members of the far-famed choir, should meet at 2 o'clock a bvic toria- square (Commercial-place), Aberdare, where they will join the procession. On the way to the cemetery will be sung the following Welsh hvmns Ar lan Iorddonen Ddofn (Ieuan Glan Geirionydd), to the tune Moab Mae'n ngnyfeillion aare'n myned," to '011 a the tune Lausanne "Yo y dyfroedd mawr a'r tonau (D. Williams), "Alexandra"; and Beth sydd imi yn y byd (Morgan Rhys), Aberystwyth."
PATHETIC REFERENCES BY JUDGE GWILYM WILLIAMS. His Honour Judge Gwilym Williams, before proceeding with the business at the Pontypridd County Court on Monday, referred to Caradog's death. There were at the time a large number of tradesmen in court. I think it is due," said his Honour, to myself and the whole of the inhabitants of this district to refer to the loss we have sustained. I have had the privilege of knowing Caradog longer than any of you here. I have known him from my boyhood, and been with him from time to time to the day of his death. Caradog of course is a name well known throughout the Princi- pality—I may say throughout the musical circles of England as well. He did more than any other man to raise the standard of music in Wales to its present proud position. It is due to him that the Welsh people are able to give effect to the musical talents they possessed, and do possess, and for that reason it is not to be wondered at that his name is one that is revered amongst musicians and respected by all patriotic people in the Principality. And by speaking here under the present circumstances, I don't wish to dwell particularly upon that side of his character, but more as a prominent citizen of this great centre of industry. Caradog has been living amongst us for some years. He has identified himself with all movements which have had for their object the good of the whole community. He was ever ready with his purse, to give benefit to anyone needing aid, and of his clear under- stancfing and special business gifts. We will all feel it. 1 am perfectly certain I shall be express- ing the feeling of all of you if I say that we offer to his widow and sou our respectful sympathy in their great iofjs."
TO THE EDITOR. SIR,-The sad news of Caradog's death will be received with deep regret by none more sincerely than by the veteran singers of 1872 and 1873. Many who took part in those competitions have preceded their conductor in joining the majority, but many others who remain would like to attend the funeral on Thursday next, and I would suggest that the Aberdare friends should arrange to walk together from the station to the cemetery, and it would be advisable that all should wear the Fothergill medal.-I am, &c., Treherbert. M. O. JONES.
NEWPORT SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION. WANTED, ANOTHER LADY CANDIDATE. The Newport School Board sat on Monday evening in committee, the Chairman (Colonel Wallis) presiding, for the purpose of considering the triennial report which had been prepared by the clerk, Mr J. Hutchins. The report was amended, and the clerk was directed to supply the Press with copies on Tussday. Mr R. T. Martin, one of the Church repre- sentatives, has intimated his intention of retiring, and Mr Walter Allen, managing director of Evans and Allen, Ltd., has consented to run as the fifth Church candidate. In the Unsectarian eight, Mr W. L. Goldaworthy takes the place of the Rev. L. Railton. It is expected that at least two Independent candidates will be brought out. The candidature of Miss John meets with general approval, and in several quarters a desire is expressed to give her a colleague. It is pointed out that the Newport Intermediate Schools Scheme provides for four Sady governors, and it is contended that if four are considered essential on this board at least two, if not throe, lady members should be placed by the rate- payers on the School Board at the head of the poll, too, so as to give them a proper position, and to encourage them to the discharge of their duties in relation to the girl scholars and their teachers.
A MISSING STEAMER, ALL HOPE ABANDONED. THE CAPTAIN A NEW QUAYMAN. Hopes for the safety of t he Glasgow steamer Bordeaux, from London for Methil, which is sup- posed to have foundered off Spurn Head, on ihe Yorkshire coast, have now been abandoned. The owner has published the following list of the crew Captain, Jenkin Phiilios, Newquay, Car- digan chief mate, John Reed second mate, J. l\I a,c all 1l!l1 Denniatown, Glasgow cook, W. Wilcox, Newhaven seamen, Inkster, Webster, Neelsoll: first engineer, W. Logan, Govan second engineer, J. Macabe firemen, W. Stevenson, 0 Thomas Kane, Glasgow and a Glasgow man name unknown. Some changes may have occurred since the list was made up. Captain Phillips, we regret to learn, leaves a widow and five children. He was well known in Cardiff, at which port he resided for some time, and he has relatives living in Londoun-square.
-a. CARDIFF NEW TOWN HALL- THE COMPETITIVE DESIGNS. The period for submitting competitive designs for the new Town Hall at Cathays Park, Cardiff, has closed, and 56 sets of designs have been sent in. These are now arranged and displayed in the Assembly-room. Town Hall, awaiting the inspection of Mr Alfred Wacerhouse. R.A.. the architectural assessor, who arrived in Cardiff on Monday. The winning design will probltbly be known in the course of a week.
u THE GREEK REFUGEES. The Greek refugees have for the past fortnight found a domicile at Swansea, where they have, with the aid of Mr Norman, realised funas sufii- cient for 18 to be sent home. The others on Monday left Swansea for Briton Ferry.
"f- "A CARDIFF COURTSHIP." Mr Bert. Pike, of 32, Hamilton-street, Cardiff, writes :—" Owing to the great annoyance to which I have been subjected with reference to the paragraph that appeared in your issue of Friday last under the heading of A Carairt Courtship,' on account of the name being some- what similar, I beg to state that I was in no way connected with the affair."
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WELSH GOSSIP. Mr J. Seymour, of Dublin, the hon. secretarj of the Irish Feis Ceoil, has accepted an invitatior to attend the meetings of the North Walei (Gwynedd) Provincial Eisteddfod at Llandudn< on St. David's Day. The sound of churning is thus happily da scribed in the form of a curious englyn by om Welsh bard Dip dap, lip lap, gip gap gwpan-cabl abl Oera nabl, a'r drebl dribau Croch o'ch wchw! garw tarw taran, Gwaedd goedd gwydd, gwedd giaidd gan. A well-known philanthropist, who revels it doing good by stealth, the other day forwarded s cheque for the handsome sum of 1100 towardt liquidating the debt on Trinity English Cal vinistic Methodist Church, Tonypandy. Tht generous donor has laid strict injunctions that his identity is not to be disclosed, and accord inglv when the report comes to be issued he wit be vaguely referred to as a Mr Wilkinson." A new sacred song which is meeting with & very ready recognition at the hands of concert artistes is Mr Emlyn Evans's Holy Man oi Sorrows," the words of which are written by a Welsh lady—Miss Annie Howells, of Glaspant, Newcastle Emlyn. The solo, we hear, will shortly be rendered by Madame Albani, who ia thus paying a compliment to Welsh music seta an example which many Welsh artistes in their own interests could well afford to imitate. Pity the poor preachers is the burden of a cry raised in this month's (Jmad Hedd by the versatile editor of that magazine. A Rest' for ministers at Llanwrtyd, on reasonable terms, would," he thinks, "be a blessing to many of them, for their salaries are now miserably small in most of the churches of Wales, and are likely to remain so for another generation or two." Thi writer winds up with an appeal to the wealthy men of the churches to provide such an instita. tion, and attach to it a fund out of which th< expenses of the guests should be defrayed. Apropos of the Church patronage agitation in North Wales, a good story is told of a curate, who afraid that the new vicar of the parish he served might dispense with his services, went direct to the Lord Chancellor and asked for the living himself. The Lord Chancellor inquired whether he knew any lord or influential person to support him. "No," said the curate, "I know but one Lord, the Lord Jesus Christ, and I spoke to Him before leaving home." The Lord Chancellor replied he had never before been applied to in the name of that Lord, and th6 curate got the living. The late Caradog, who was born at the Rose and Crown Inn, Trecynon, descended on his mother's side from the Rhyses, of Hendrefawr. He had several preachers among his ancestors. His grandfather, Mr David Hughes, a native of North Wale-, was a local preacher with the Baptist denomination at Pont-Neath Vaughan. Caradog's father was familiarly known as John Jones and his grandfather as Jack Jones, the latter having for many years been employed at the Llwydcoed Works, which were then owned by Mr Scale. Jack" Jones was the son of the Rev. J. Jones, vicar of Llanishen, Llysfren, and Llaneden. Young Griffiths was apprenticed to the trade of a blacksmith, and was engaged foi many years in that capacity at the various col- lieries in the Aberdare district. The reference in this column on Thursday to the use by the Rev. H. Elvet Lewis of the form Eisteddvod," with a "v"for the usual "f," reminds one of our correspondents of the various attempts made in Wales from time to time in this direction to introduce "v" for the soft sound "f", and to allow the "f" to be pro- nounced as in English, and thus do awav with the double f (ff). In the whole of the transactions of the Cymmrodorion published in the early part of the present century this was the style always adopted, avon," for instance, being spelt as in English, and ceffyl (a horse) with only one "f." When Mr Beriah Gwynfe Evans edited Cyfaill yr Aelioyd he, too, for a couple of years introduced this style of orthography, but he had to discontinue it. It is therefore evident that the Welsh people do not take kindly to the innovation, although as stated in the previoui note, it has been adopted by the Welsh settlers in Patagonia, and scientifically there is much ip its favour. Now that the turmoil of the School Board election at Swansea is over, it might not be unin. teresting to recall the first fclQction 27 years ago, The Swansea School Board was one of the first elected in Wales, the first election taking place on December 5th, 1870, the same year as the Education Act was passed. The board then con- sisted of 11 members, as against 15 at present, and the poll was headed by Mr W. Thomas ("Thomse y Lan "), the advocate of open spaces," with 4,202 votes, as against 26,282 secured by the top man this year the Rev. Thomas Thomas, Lan- dore, followed with 4,171, and the other members were John Cady, manager of Sketty Copper Works (3,589); Rev. E. B. Squire, then vicar of Swansea (2,758) Mr Charles Bath, J.P. (2,479); Thomas Phillips, J.P. (1,954) Charles Thomas Wilson, J.P., one of the directors of the Glamorganshire Bank, and one of the founders of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1,652); John Morris Ellery (1,371); Thomas Trew, biscuit manu- facturer (1,342) George Brown Brock (1,168); and Dr. Andrew Davies (1,152). Mr T. Phillips was elected the first chairman and Mr Charles Thomas Wilson the vice-chairman of the board. A daughter of one of the first members sits on the new board in the person of Miss Brock. 1897 has been a fatal year in Welsh journalism, as it has alas proved in many other departments of life. The Teulu died in its infancy a few weeks ago. It is now followed by Heddyw, the youngest of the group of magazines edited by Mr O. M. Edwards. Heddyw started 12 months ago under pleasant auspices with every promise of a long and useful career, but now, in its 12th num- ber at its very first anniversary, it publishes its own obituary notice. Wales, also, which Mr O. M. Edwards launched on the tempestuous seas of Welsh journalism foru years ago, has now also come to an inglorious end. Wa'fi.-t made an excellent start in May, 1894, as a National magazine for the En glish-speaking parts of Wales." Up to the end of 1896 it main- tained its character, and was a credit to all con- cerned. Bat since it was converted into a 3d magazine, its contents have been scrappy" and poor, and it is almost better that it should die than live to remind us of how it has fallen from its first estate. With three other journals to control it is easy to understand how the editor, to use his own words, soon discovered that he had misjudged his strength and miscalculated the length of days." He has nothing to complain of in the way of lack of support; that was all he could desire." "Month after month, year after year," explains Mr Edwards, "I expected to have more leisure, but the leisure did not come, and now the duties of my profession demand all the short but happy hours I could once give to Wales." It is satis- factory to learn that Cymru, Cym.ru'r Plant, and the Lienor will be continued yet awhile," the last named in a new form. The discontinuance of the two journals named will be all the more deplored in that it has been brought about by a domestio bereavement, which the editor pathetically admits has deprived him of all his wonted energy. Caraclog once eslnie perilously liettr creating a tremendous split in the ranks of the Welsh Calvinistic Methodists of Carnarvonshire. Soon after the famous victory of Cor Mawr y De at the Crystal Palace in 1873 Caradog and some of his musical hosts visited Carnarvon, and were permitted tc give- all afternoon performance in Mori ah Chapel, then the largest building in th town. The place was crowded, and the entiui3iasm of the audience was at boiling heat, when suddenly a silence ae of the rav0 fell over the congregation aud each •.nan looked at his neighbour with alarm and despair depicted in ev yv countenance' There was Caradog actually in tne pulpit, Methodisl pulpit, and horrors! he was playing a fiddle there! Some of those present can rccall to this day the very mixed feelings that possessed them—now revelling in the enjoyment oi Caradog's quaint imitation on his belovc-t violin of the denizens of the farmyard, ani anon plunged in the depths of despair fja they thought of the indignation of tho Methodise fathers when they should come to knovs of the desecration of the pulpit Caradog himself played on, sublimelj unconscious that he was doing a.nythint unusual; but the storm that followed ifi the Cwrdd Misol took a, lot of blowing over, and the incident led to a ferocious paper war. We have progressed a little since those days, and to-day many of the most Puritanical of Metho- dists can look with equanimity upon the violift in the house of God." On the occasion of ths visit Caradog WAS the guest at Carnarvon of Mr John Frazer, the present claimant in the aea. brated Lovat Peerage case.