English Wheat Crop. S:(oLI.F.:ST ON RECORD: PRICE OF EHEAD TO RISE. "T wheat crops of EJlland are expected to bo 'he smallest on record, and, in any case, I the p-ice of brc-ad should go up, say, a half- penny per quartern loaf." This is the opinion of Mr John Kingsford, one of the most extensive flour importers con- nect el with the Corn Exchange, Mark-lane. i f our flour," he continued, "conies from America." Now, the best qualities are altogether out of our markets, and patent flour has risen some 6s per sack of 2801b. "This is only partlyfhe result of the option markets of the States," explained Mr King- ford. "The crops there are low, and more v-heat is wanted for homo consumption. "ibis, brielfy, is how the matter stands. lurope requires to import about 1,100,000 nuarters per week all the year round. The quantity actually imported fluctuates, and for the last five weeks it has only averaged 8-50,000 quarters. Where are we going to get the wheat from, when America is 'drying up'? Directly you try to get a supply up goes the price. "America rushed the situation, and we are crawling up behind. Personally, despite the fierce gambling going on in the American wheat 'pits,' I believe there is a surplus." Mr John Aste, whose experience embraces an eighteen years' presidency of the Corn Exchange, says that the influence of the Chicago madness is almost unfelt in London. "Look around," he said; "there is no excite- ment here. How far the influence will ex- tend 1:lust depend upon whether or not the situation in the States has a sound basis." Other prominent corn brokers bore similar testimony. It was generally agreed, how- ever, that prices are slowly and steadily rising though this is not attributed to the United Slate:' gamblers. "The smallness of the English crop is J1 JL likely to entail serious consequences," said Mr C. \V. Deacon, a corn merchant of Luton. "it is true that where we looked for an aver- age yield of five quarters per acre, this year we shail probably have under three quarters. But—and as I live in one of the richest corn heirs in the kingdom I can speak with some authority—the quality is so excellent that it Fin mix with good effect with imported wheat cf inferior quality." There is no doubt, however, that very soon there will be a rise in the price of bread. Already such a proposal is under the consider- ation of local bakers' associations. The price of Bour in the Leeds and the Spen Valley was on Tuesday increased by Is per saak of twenty stone.
Consider this Carefully. The fickle nature of the climate of this country often gives rise to a variety of ail- mn a.nd complaints, which, assuming at fi: the form of only a slight indisposition, if neglected and unheeded may become the g vrm ot serious diseases, which will undermine the constitution, and finally result in a long and lingering illness, amid perhaps terminate fatally. The variable temperat,ure and the chan^able weather of the last mOnJth or bo, nikea it incumbe t on all of us to exercise wise ai d prudent precautions to counteract the evil effects which the weather may have had upon our health, and comfort. Already wo frequently hebr such complaints as "No appetite," ''These frequent headaches," "This langu'l feeling," and dozens of other expres- sions wlwch all point to the urgent need of a gcpod Tonic. Now there a.re several tonic mix- tures offered to the public, but none which have be-n so uniformly successful as Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters, The Vegetable Tonic. This preparation is acknowledged to be the Best Remedy of the Age for Nervousness, Weakness, Ohest Affections, Palpitation of the Hear" Indigestion, Liver Complaint, and Influenza. Gwilym Evans' Quinine Bitters is sold- ev ry where in bottles 2s 9d and 4s 6d wi,ch, or will be sent carriage free for these prices direct from the Sole Proprietors: The Quinine Bitters Manufacturing Company, Ltd., Llanelly, South Wales. Bcwa-e of Imitations. See the name of "Gwilym Evans" on Label, Stamp, and Bottle, without which none is genuine.
Welsh Calvinistic Methodism. x+x$WELSH COLLEGE QUESTION. At the quarterly meeting of the North Wales Calvinistic Methodist Association at Bangor, on Tuesday, the mission fund com- mittee presented a report showing that the inoome of the fund last year fell short of the expenditure by tl,000, although the normal income had been increased by t6,000, being the interest on the generous donation of Mr Robert Davies, of Menai Bridge. A prolonged discussion took place on the reading of a communication from the South Wales Association, asking the North Wales body to appoint a committee of 15 to meet a similar number already appointed by the South Wales Association, to consider the question of the proposed amalgamation of the Theological Colleges. The Chairman said the North Association had appointed a committee of fifteen to make a report on the question to the Association, but it had not been em- powered to consult the South Wales Com- mittee. Rev John Williams, Princes-road. Liverpool, said that the functions allotted to the North Wales committee were essentially different from those of the South Walt.s com mittee. The former had been appointed to collect information for submission to the association and the monthly meetings, where- as the latter had already the advantage of knowing the views of their monthly meetings. Their association was not, therefore, in a position to discuss the matter with the South Wa}es committee. He proposed that a reply PM in that sense be sent to the South Wales com- munication. Rev Owen Owen, Liverpool, seconded. Mr Peter Roberts, St. Asaph, de- precated any action likely to cause friction between the two associations. He suggested that they should give permission to their com- mittee to meet the South Wales committee, who possessed information vital to the ques- tion unobtainable elsewhere. The Rev John Williams, while conceding this, argued they were not yet ready to meet South Wales, and would not be until their own committee had fit reported to that association. Mr John Owen, Chester, pointed out it would be im- possible for them to obtain the full informa- tion necessary to guide them until thp two committees met. Mr John Powell. Wrexham said they could surely authorise" their com- mittee to appoint a sub-committee to meet the South Wales representatives. He moved thai as an amendment. Mr Edward Griffiths, Dolgelly, deprecated any hasty step. North iJVies was not in a position to discuss the ma >r, while South Wales was. Rev Owen Hushes, seconded the amendment. Mr Hy. tLeVi! Bangor, contended they were going wrong by discussing ways and means before arst deciding upon the principle of whether amalgamation would under any circumstances be desirable. After further discussion a small con mittee was appointed to recommend to to-day!s meeting of the association what form the reply to the South Wales invitation should take. CHURCH TRUST FUNDS. Reference was made to the Free Church of Scotland appeal case. It was pointed out thac in certain contingencies the decision might vitally affect the interests of the Welsh Cah inistic Connexion, while, like the Free Chwch of Scotland, holds in trust enormous chapel, college, school, and manse property. A vote of sympathy was passed with the United Free Church of Scotland, and an ex- perc sub-committee was appointed to institute full inquiry into the whole (jflestRm Of con- nexional property and how it might be affec- ted by the present decision on future possible contingencies.
FERRYSIDE. MRS. BILOGDE-N AND THE TRANSFER OF PoafHCAWL ESPLAKAI)E.-At the ordinary meeting of he Portficawl Urban Iiistrict Council on Mon- day u letter was read frorii the Bolicitois acting for tin. M." V. Brogden, of Ferryside, stating that that lay woqld be prepared to approve and sign qF of, eoipeat je the transfer qf. the esplanade, apbject ibv insertion of a clauae in the agreement that the council should bear all the coats of the transfer. id c. Henry Beeche Comley moved, and Mr. David Jones seconded, a ret-olution authorising the Clerk to v next the clause and sign the agreement on bel t if of the council,-This will be the laat act in c: ni otion with th-3 transfer, and after it is per- foiia id the esplanade will become the property of the jublie,
I Carmarthen School of Art. The following are the results of the May examinations under the Board of Education Painting from Still Life: Ethel M. Bowen, ■ 1st class. Principles of Ornament: John T. Evans, 2nd class. Freehand Drawing in Outline: First class, Ethel M. Bowen. Second class, Muriel Thomas, Maud M. Mills, Mary M. Thomas, Gwendoline Bowen, Frederick C. Morgan, Thomas Jones, Edgar E. Morgan, Thomas J. S. Morgan, David Morris, and Bertram H. Norton. Model Drawing: First class, Alice J. Evans, John Griffiths, and Olpherd C. Bowen. 2nd class, David L. Morris, Edward O. Jones, and Mary E. Riohards. Geometrical Drawing: First class, John T. Evans and William L. Davies. Second class, Ethel M. Bowen, Olpherd C. Bowen, Edward O. Jones, Stanley L. Richards, and William T. C. Evans. Perspective: Vernon S. Barnes and Ethel j M. Bow en, second class. Drawing in Light and Shade Second class, Edward O. Jones, Gwendoline Bowen, and Ethel M. Bowen. Practical Plane and Solid Geometry, Stage 2: John T. Evans, 2nd class. Machine Construction and Drawing, Stage 1: William L. Davies, first class William T. C. Evans and Thomas J. S. Morgan, second clasa, At the "National Competition," John T. Evans was awarded a National Book Prize for measured drawings ot the tomb of Sir Rhys ap Thomas, at St. Peter's Church, Carmar- then.
Llangadock Petty Sessions These Sessions were held on the 18th inst., before Mr John Williams (chairman), Mi- Ben Evans, and Mr W. Davies. Supt. J. Evans, Llangadock charged Wm. Morgan, Three Horse Shoes, Pontarllechau, Llangadock, with permitting drunkenness on the 22nd July, 1904. Fined 10s and eosts. The same defendant was charged with sell- ing beer to a drunken man, to wit one John Williams, on the 22nd July, 1904.-Fined 20s and costs. P.S. Roblin, Llangadock, charged Lewis John Davies, shoemaker, High street, Llan- dovery, with being drunk on the highway in the parish of Llangadock, on the 1st August. —Fined Is and costs. On the complaint of the same Sergt., Wm. Fluck, shoemaker, Drover's Arms, Llandovery and John inuas Morgans, collier, Queen st., Llandovery, were each fined Is and costs for similar offences.
'?— Wedding at Lampeter. St. Peter's Church, Lampeter, was crowded on Tuesday by friends and well-wishers of Miss Sophia J. Jones, second daughter of Mr James Jones, Tanner's Hall, who was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to the Rev E. D. Henry, curate-in-charge of St. Jude's, Swan- sea, who is also well-known to the inhabi- tants. The bridegroom was attended by the Rev A. R. D. Williams, curate of St. Thomas, Swansea, while Miss Lloyd (niece of the bride) The Vicarage, Rhyl, was bridesmaid. The bride, who was exquisitely dressed in a white cloth costume, trimmed with military braid, and a white crepe de chine blouse trimmed with silk embroidery, wore a white chip hat trimmed with chiffon and feathers. She also wore a gold bangle set with opals, and carried a bouquet of choice white flowers, the gifts of the bridegroom. At the west door the bride was met by the choir in their robes, and escorted to the chaneel. The officiating clergyman was the Rev Morris Jones, rector of Tilston, Cheshire (brother of the bride), assisted by the Bishop of Swansea and the Rev W. Watkins-Edwards, vicar of Blaen- avon. While the bridal party were signing the register in the vestry, "Lead us Heaveniy Father," was sung by the choir, and the happy couple and their friends left the church, while Mr Randell (the organist) played Mendels- sohn's "Wedding March." A large number of ladies and gentlemen assembled at the bride's home, and partook of a wedding break- fast. Mr and Mrs Henry left during the afternoon for Somersetshire, where the honey- moon will be spent. The presents were numerous and costly.
Welsh Private Legislation. The Select Committee of the House of Com- mons which was appointed to consider the Private Legislation Procedure (Wales) Bill have just issued a special report. It states that the Committee sat ten days and received evidence from 22 witnesses, including eight witnesses experienced in the working of the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act, and six witnesses from Wales. There was practical unanimity among the witnesses that having regard to the special circumstances which prevail in Scotland, the working of the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act had been on the whole successful, though many witnesses considered that the Act should be amended in several particulars. The re- port concludes:- "Your Committee has come to the conclu- sion that the Working of the Private Bill Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act of 1889 has been, on the whole, successful during the few years that the Act has been in operation, and it attributes this success in a great mea- sure to the Scottish Office, with its staff of officials, being able to watch over the proceed- ings of the Provisional Orders, and the Bills introduced under the Act for the purpose of confirming the Provisional Orders passed by the Commissioners. Your Committee at the same time wishes to emphasise the necessity of effective Parliamentary control over these proceedings, and for that purpose urges that the members of the Commission appointed under the Acj: should be drawn from the Parliamentary Panel in preference to the extra-Parliamentary Panel whenever practic- able. Wales stands in a somewhat different position to Scotland on the one hand or Eng- land on the other. Wales does not possess 'I the machinery to which allusion has been jj made as contributing to the success of the j Scotch Act, and also differs in other respects from Scotland. Again, a Bill specifically dealing with Wales has been read a second time without a division and referred to your Committee, whereas no similar Bill relating to England has been introduced, much less "dis- cussed, or read a second time. In these cir- cumstances, your committee do not think the precise procedure which has been found to work successfully in Scotland would be well adapted to Wales. But it is of opinion that the wants and wishes of that part of the Kingdom should be met by some adaptation of the principles of the Scotch Act., viz., local inquiry and the devolution of powers to a competent tribunal, subject always to the complete control of Parliament. But the above recommendation does not refer to Part III. of the Bill, which has not been under the consideration of your committee. Your com- mittee does not think that any widespread or mature desire exists in England for an extension thereto of the Scotch system. It is of opinion that whatever desire or public need there may be for a less nnstlv svstom ) than that of Private Bill Procedure could be best met by some extension of the present Provisional Order system. This system pro- vides for an inquiry on the spot by a compe- tent expert, the consideration of his Report by a Government Department, and the subse- quent sanction of Parliament to the Order introduced by the Department. If the powers y of the Government Department were exten- ded so as to embrace all matters of sti-letty local interest, and if the system were other wise amended, the chief advantages of tlii Scotch procedure (viz., a local inquiry coupled with the control of Parliament) would be secured in economical and practicable form. The evidence has strengthened the conviction of your Committee that in any extension of the system of local inquiry, two fundamental i principles must be maintained, via., he etfegt- ive control oi Parliament, and the complete absence of any taint of personal interest or local prejudice on the part of those who con- duct the inquiry, or are members of the Com- missiorj,
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A Pembroke Town Councillor I Assaulted. EPITHETS FOLLOWED BY BLOWS AT PEMBROKE. ) At Pembroke Borough Police Court on Mon- day, before the Mayor (Mr W. M. Griffiths) and other magistratees, William Thomas Norris, retired dockyardman, and a member of Pembroke Town Council, summoned Mr George Hooks, coal merchant, Pembroke, for assault. The case evoked considerable inte- rest from the position of the parties. Both are prominent Freemasons and well known locally. The complainant's story was that at twenty minutes to eleven on the 13th inst., he was standing at the door of the Assembly rooms, when the defendant came and asked how was the town-clerk (who had been thrown from his i bicycle). Complainant said he was not so bad as was reported, but defendant retorted that, as the town-clerk was unconscious, he must have had concussion of the brain. This led to an excited discussion, defendant calling complainant a —— fool, and he retorting that he was a —— idiot. Blows followed. complainant receiving three or four on the face and defending himself with a stick. Com- plainant received a black eye, a cut on his face, and bruises about the body. Mark Nicholas, of the Assembly-rooms, corroborated the complainant's statement and said he took the stick from Mr Norris and separated the men. The Mayor: I suppose the men were very exel *ted? -NI*cholas: Not more than usual, except at the last. Were they both sober ?-Oh, yes, sir.. Defendant said he aimed one blow at the complainant because he resented being called an idiot. Thereupon, he said, complainant aimed a ferocious blow at his head with the butt-end of his stick, which, if it had got home, would have disabled him. He closed with him, and took the stick away from him. The Bench retired, and and on returning into court, the Mayor said they found an assault had been committed, and they fined defendant 10s and 14s costs.
Fight to the death by two young Ladies for a Lover. Jealousy has led two Madrid young women, named Maria Vega Gonzalez, aged seventeen, and Maria Gonzalas Garcia, aged nineteen, to fight a duel under extraordinary circum- stances, and with fatal results to both. They were cousins, and both were exceed- ingly beautiful girls. Unfortunately, both had fallen in love with a young and hand- some youth, who refused to show a preference for either. Their jealousy of each other grew so in- tense that they finally decided to fight a duel to the death. Providing themselves with knives, they climbed out on the roof of an untenanted house, and taking off their upper garments, attacked each other with great fury. The fight was witnessed by several specta- tors from a house opposite, and it described as being ot an exceptionally desperate charac- ter. Both girls were soon covered with blood. They constantly became "locked" together, and hacked at each other's backs with their knives. The spectators shrieked loudly for the police but when they arrived and succeeded in get- ting access to the roof, both girls were lying ac<)ss each other, mortally wounded, pre- senting a fearful spectacle. One died while being taken to hospital, and the other succumbed a few hours later.
The Troubles of a Fiancee. A well-dressed young man asked the advice of Mr Curtis Bennett at Marylebone on be- half of his fiancee. She had shared a room, he said, with another young lady, but owing to her having fallen out of work she was un- able at present to pay her way. She had, however, paid what she could, but the land- lady had refused to admit her to the house, and she detained her clothes, and some glasses, cutlery, and cruet, which applicant had lent to the other lady in view of her wed- ding, which was to have taken place that day. Mr Curtiss Bennett: She had no right to detain clothes under the value of ZE5. Applicant: And surely she has no right to detain my things? Mr Bennett: Oh, yes, she has, if they are there and money is owing. You are under a wrong impression, and fortunately for you, you are learning the law before matrimony. She can detain your things unless they arc actually in use, and immediately they cease to be in use she can seize them. You had better settle your young lady's account. That will be the cheapest and most expeditious way out of the trouble.
Fels-Naptha Go by the book, and you wash with great satisfaction in every way. If you boil your clothes, you throw-away all the advantage. Fels-Naptha 39 Wilson street London E C
World's Fattest Child. BETHNAL GREEN ECLIPSES PECKHAB4 MifiscLizzie Dalty, who is only nine years old, has the proud distinction of being the fattest child in the world, It will be remembered what a sensation was caused by the appearance of Johnny Trundley, of Peckbam, on the stage of a London music hall, but his fatness is completely outdone by the fatness of Lizzie. The dimensions of this remarkable child are as follows :—Height, 4ft. 6in. weight, lOst. 31b. waist, 46in.; bust, 42iD. j neck, lain. wrist, 7in.; thigh, 28in. calf, 171in. A Prees representative saw Lizzie as she came out of school on Tuesday, The child is very intelligent. She could not say why she was so fat Like Topsy she had growed that way. A careworn charwoman joined the company at this interesting stage in the conversation, and hazarded the opinion that Lizzie abnormal size was due to eating too much fried fish and chips," for Mr Danley is the proprieter of a fish saloon. But Lizzie declared that she could never eat too much of anything, and the charwoman retired. Lizzie was called indoors for tea, and off she went with an eagerness that betokened a hearty appetite. It is a carious coincidence that the Daltys should be old friends of the Tmndleyp. Lizzie and Johnny have otten played together, but while overyone commented on the boy's size they overlooked the fact that the girl was really the greater pheno- menon of the two, An enterprising music hall manager approached Mr Dalty with a view to exhibiting Lizzie and Jchnny together, but the girl's father declined. If Lizzie is to appear on the stage she must be alone, says Mr Dalty, He will not sanction the presence of a rival.
Dumb Man Talks. j SPEECH RESTORED BY FIRE FRIGHT, An old man named Herring, who lives with his married daughter, Mrs Moss, over a tobacconist's shop in Kingland-road, Hackney, has had a thrill- ing experience. On Tuesday rooming he was a bed-ridden paralytic, scarcely able to spaak, and believed to be at the point of death, The same evening he had found his tongue, and his doctor without committing himself to an over hopeful view, bolievts that he is good for some more years of life, Mr Herring is still too unwell to tell the story in his own word9, but, as related by his son-in-law, Mr Moss, it amounts to this, that the old man's speech has been restored as the result of alarm from a fire which broke put in his bedroom. He was lying on a bed only a yard from the fire, which was caused by the vpsetting of a lamp. Unable to move from his bed or to raise an alarm, Mr HetriDg endured agonising suspense while he lay and helplessly watched the spread of the fire. Happily two men passing the shop noticed that the window curtains on the first floor were burn- ing, and warned Mr Moss, who rushed upstairs and succeeded in smothering the flame, It was at first feared that Mr Herring would have been seriously affected, but, to the amaafneegt c. everyone, he had recovered 8 cpsecb/ and was able to converse "ui;e rationally. It may be remembered that some time ago an actor, who lived in St. Martin's-lane, and on account of paralysis had to use crutches, had the nse of his limbs restored under somewhat similar circumstances.
I HOW TO EVADE CARMARTHEN RATES. INTERESTING TO LOCAL TRADESMEN. WHERE ARE THE POLICE? Certain proceedings which have taken place in Carmarthen during the last week or two have suggested a brilliant idea to several local tradesmen. The facts are notorious. There was a time when nobody dare stand a barrow in the street or even loaf at the street corners, but 'we have changed all that' as the doctor said. For the best part of the last fortnight, a huxter has taken up his stand night after night in Nott Square. He had a huge waggon with him, and did considerable business sell- ing some boxes which he said contained "herbs," and the herbs according to his account, were possessed of the most marvel- lous properties, and calculated to effect wondrous cures. Night after night was the thoroughfare ::11), strncted; night after night was the public street turned into a market place. And the police looked on stolidly and indifferently. Somebody or other has arrogated tj him- self the right to allow this nuisance to lie in- flicted on the public. Otherwise, It is incredi- ble that the police would not ha7, interfered. The matter is a very serious one IlNe; a stranger who is not a ratepayer, who is authorised to use the public street as his busi- ness premises, and actually to belittle by name the goods sold by a local tradesman a few yards off. The chemist has to pay rates; but the medicine man with the van can pitch in the street and has the fullest license to gather crowds and to mention patent medicines— sold by the chemist—as being utterly useless in comparison with his own celebrated herbs. Now of course this privilege cannot be re- stricted to hawkers. The INVISIBLE AUTHORITY which has given a quasi-legal sanction to these extraordinary proceedings, cannot give a pre- ference to outsiders. We have heard of a proposed preferential tariff in favour of home products, but never before have we heard of a preference against home trade and in favour of the outsider. Let us have Free Trade by all means, but surely local tradesmen ought not to be handicapped. It must be assumed then that any local chemist has a right to close his premises, cease paying rates, purchase a gipsy van, pitch in Guildhall Square, Nott Square, Lammas street or Priory street, and com- mence to push his business in approved huxter fashion. But, of course, the privilege cannot be restricted to the chemist. There are other tradesemen who pay rates. The draper who is annoyed by the row caused by the author- ised obstruction has a perfect right to go out, and shout the virtues of his real Welsh flannel and latest Paris fashions. The grocer also cannot be refused the right to crack up his Welsh bacon, new season provisions, and that wonderful soap which you have only to show to the clothes to make them clean. The vendor of glass and china cannot be denied his right to join in the cry and preach for a couple of hours nightly on the respective merits of real Staffordshire and genuine W orcester. The tea merchant undoubtedly has the same right to go out, select a pitch, and call the attention of the public to the superior quality of his Ceylon tea and Mocha coffee, whilst the florist interpolates with an exhortation to seize a favourable opportunity of buying sound Dutch bulbs. What a Bedlam the public thoroughfare will-be. But THE INVISIBLE AUTHORITY of course cannot discriminate against local tradesmen. It is simply monstrous to suggest that it is only perambulating huxters who have this privilege. Otherwise it is much better not to be a local tradesman. If a huxter can so cry his medicine in the streets, the praclice will ex- tend. By and bye, the shoemaker will wake up one morning to find a barrow-load of boots in the street, and a huxter inviting the public to come and buy them—as they are ever so much better than the K. boots and the others sold by the ratepaying shoemaker. The watchmaker will find a cheap-jack selling jewellery on the kerbstone and dilating on the superiority Qf his wares to the Brummagem articles within. The plumber and gas-fitter will find that the road in front of his premises is filled by a crowd who are listening to a pedlar selling cheap gas burners, incandescent mantles, and globes, and explaining how much superior his wares arc to those sold by the gentleman over the way. If it is not coming to this, how has the herb seller got the blind side of THE INVISIBLE AUTHORITY. Is it because some extraordinary demand exists in Carmarthen for medicine, so that ordinary law and common-ssnse must be set aside in order to deal with it. There is no need for people to rent business premises in Carmarthen. They can live in Ferryside—where the rates are low—and seli from barrows in the Carmarthen thorough- fares. This is a matter which demands the fullest enquiry some member ought to give notice to raise the question at the next meeting of the Council. The practice of obstructing the streets and making them into a market place is either legal or illegal. If it is legal, then, as we have said, others will claim the same right. If it is illegal, no consent by an invisible authority can aiter the law. Such consent could no more be pleaded in a court of law than permission from the Diocesan Conference or from the Football Club. If it is legal, we must all assert our rights; if it is illegal, then whoever has agreed to wink at it must be taught that they are going a bit too far when they arrogate the right to themselves to set aside the law. It is high time local tradesmen and outside huxters had equal privileges, or else that no invisible authority answerable to nobody apparently should differentiate against local tradesmen. The best thing local tradesmen can do is to form an association, raise funds, and test the matter for themselves. It is bad enough that Corporation men and Corporation property seem to be at the ser- vice of any "good cause" which asks for them, but if the tradesmen who pay the rates for this have to take a back seat and see such privileges granted to pedlars, it is high time some expert legal opinion were taken on it. A few guineas would be well spent on legal advice in the matter.
LLANDILO. ENGLISH CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.—This church held its half yearly services on Sunday last at the Davies Memorial Hall, when im- pressive and practical sermons were delivered by the Rev D. Lawrence Evans, Wallsall. The attendance was good. FAIR.—The August fair was held in good weather on Tuesday. There was a good supply of cattle and horses, but the demand was not up to the average. Yearlings fetched from X-5 10s to X7, best yearlings, L8 to £9 10s, and cows and calves £ 14 to £ 16. Fat stock fetched 10s to 10s 6d per score, and bulls 288 per cwt, Horses Colts, L12 to fbl8, colliers C25 to £30, carters, X38 to £ 45, and cobs AL25 to X30. The demand for horses was very slow. Flannel sold at the usual prices, viz ] a per yard. LLANDYbSUL. ANGLING.—Anglers in Llandyssul and neighbour- hood (says Coch-y-Bondu in the South Wales Daily News) still continues to grumble over lowness of the water, which makes fishing at daytime im- possible. However, attempts are being made in the very early morning aud at dusk to hook some of the finny tribe, but with litte or no avail-two or three small trout being at most the average weights of the "baKets" taken. The "August! Dunn tt and the I. Little Palmer" flies are those mostly used, while recourse sometimes is made to the March Brown." By the way a well known local medical gentleman was out the other evening whipping the river with the usual success, and finding sport of a most unexciting kind, turned his j attention to the innumerable bats flying about and succeeded in bagging two of the speoies-thus i- beating the record of another local angler lyho. had captured one the previous week, --V_ H
CARMARTHENSHIRE LADY AND THE LONDON MEDICO.-We (Westem Nail) are informed that the case in which a Carmarthenshire young lady was the plaintiff and a London doctor ihe defend- ant, has been settled, the amount awarde to the lady, it is stated, being a good round sum. The medical gentleman is also a native of Carmarthen- shire,
I A Newcastle-Emlyn Orphan Girl's Plight. MERCIFUL MAGISTRATES AT LLANELLY. At Llanelly Police Court, on Monday (before Mr Joseph Maybery and Major Bythway), a smartly dressed girl named Elizabeth Ann Davies, who lodged at Old Casth-rd.waa charged with obtaining four aprons, two pinafores, a collarette, and a blouse. from Mrs E. Louisa Williams, 31, Station-road, Llanelly, under false pretences. P. C Jenkins gave evidence of arrest, and said that when charged with the offence defendant replied, I thought of keep- ing the articles for myself, and paying for them as I could." Mrs Williams said that defendant visited her shop on the 17th inst., and obtained the goods referred to on approbation. Defendant said they were for Mrs Evans, 13, Greenfield villas, who, defendant said, was her aunt. Witness explained that she did not know either the defendant or Mrs Evans, but she had since found out that there was no Mrs Evans residing at J3, Greenfield-villas. Defendbnt returned the blouse in the eveuing, and and asked for the account, stating that her aunt had retained the other articles, and promised to pay for them the following morning. When asked as to whether she had any friends, defendant in tears replied that her father and mother were dead and that she had no friends. The only person whom she could refer them to was Inspector Rogers The Inspector said defendant was an orphan, and was brought up at the Newcastle Emlyn Work- house, and with the exception of this offence, there was nothing known against her. Mr Maybery said the Bench had decided to deal with defendant under the First Offenders' Act, to come up for judgment within six months. In the meantime they would ask Inspector Rogers to see that defendant was provided with proper lodgings for a week or so, and they (the Bench) would defray the expense, in order that she might seek a situation.
Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination. The Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination results were issued on Wednesday. Last year there was a falling off of 227 higher certificate awards than the previous year. This year, however, there is an increase on last year's figures of 72. Most :0£ the public schools are represented. HIGHER CERTIFICATES. Names of candidates who satisfied the examiners and obtained higher certificates. Boys. -Llandovery College—*F. L. Brigstocke, G. A. Davies, *W. F. Davies, W F. Howell, *A. S. Hughes, J. A. Hughes, W. W. Humphreys, *R. R. Jones, J. Morgan, W. Pugh, W. S. Rowlands, A. A. Smith, *D. G. Williams. Christ's College, Brecon-P. V. Davies, W. B. Davies, W. F. Griffin F. S. Harries, T. G. Jones, *M. H. Phillips, *H. S. Ross. Clifton College-A. F. Richards. *Denotes gained distinction. LOWER CERTIFICATES. Names of Candidates who satisfied the examiners and obtained lower certificates. Boys—Christ Church, Brecon-S. W. Bese, W. E. Coldicott, H. T. Eddershaw. D. P. S. Griffiths, D. T. Llewellyn, G. J. Pritchard. Llandovery College-J. A. Davies, S. S. Dillon, G. B. France, J. Morgan, A. K. Owen, A. G. Prys-Jones, W. E. Rhydderoh, C. E. M. Richards, S. Thomas, C. Williams.
Liberal Victory Prophesied. MR. CHAMBERLAIN'S FISCAL FORECAST. An interesting prophecy is reported to have been made by Mr. Chamberlain. The Melbourne correspondent of the Chronicle quotes a special letter from the right hon gentleman to the Age, in which he says that preferential trade will fill the waste Australian lands. It will not interfere with the progress of manufactures, but will ensure to British workmen wages on a level with those paid in America. The English Liberals, he predicts, will win the next General Election, but the victory will only be temporary, and then pleferential trade will triumph.
Weather and the Crops. The weather has become somewhat unsettled, but the harvest has not been materially inter- rupted. The new wheat samples show fine bold grain, and the weight is decidedly above the aver- age. On the other hand the yield per acre seldom reaches 32 bushels even in districts where that is a very ordinary figure, and little doubt is felt as to the average for the entire kingdom being some- what low. The barley is still nearly all of it in the fields, for even where it has been cut it has been judged wisest to let it remain out for a bit. There is every expectation of good colour and quality in the malting districts. '1 he ordinary oat crop is in full harvest, and it will be good in quality. Very diverse reports of the yield in bulk reach Mark- lane, and some districts have suffered more from drought than had been anticipated. Beans are stated to have been much infested by fly, and to be under the average, but peas often exoeed an ordinary crop. All farmers who have allowed their rye to ripen as a cereal are rewarded with an excellent smple. -From Monday's Mark Lane Express,
National Eisteddfod. ONLY ONE WELSH CHOIR IN FOR THE CHIEF CHORAL. The official programme of this year's National Eisteddfod of Wales, to be held at Rhyl, has just been completed. The proceedings will be opened on Monday evening, September 5, with a meeting of the Cymmrodorion section of the Eisteddfod, over which Mr. J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., will preside, and at which addresses will be delivered by Sir John Williams, Bart., Sir Isambard Owen, and Sir T. March&nt Williams, on the Ideal of a National Library for Walee." The first Eisteddfod meeting will be held on Tuesday, commencing at 10.30 a.m. The presidents will be Lord Mostyn and Mr. William Jones, M.P. On Wednesday Lord Kenyon and Mr. J. Herbert Lewis, M.P., will preside over the second Eisteddfod meeting, during which the chief choral competition for the prize of 4200 will be decided. Five choirs will compete, viz- the Hanley and District, the North Stafford- shite Di6trict, the West Lancashire, the Mid- ithondla, and the Liverpool and District. The third Eisteddfod meeting of Thursday will be under the presidency of Sir Watkin Wiliiam Wynn, Bart., and Mr. D. Lloyd-George, M P., while the fourth Eisteddfod meeting on Friday will be presided over by Lord Stanley of Alderley, and Sir T. Marchant Williams. The Gorsedd of the Bards will meet for its ceremonies on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings.
MYDRIM. ™ DEATH AND FUNERAL. -It is with deep regret we have to chronicle the death of Mr Howell Davies, Danygraig, which occurred on the 10th inst., in his sixty-fifth year. Mr Davies had not enjoyed the best of health sinca the death of his beloved wife, which took place only a ftw years ago. The news of hia death cast quite a gloom over the parish of Mydrim, where he was univer- sally respected. He will be greatly missed at Ffynonbedr. where he was one of the most faithful and foremost deacons. He was a kind and sym- pathetic neighbour, and was always ready to render assistance to the poor of the district. He was very unassuming, and did not push himself to the front. Whenever he spoke in public meetings his speeches were always intently listened to, as they were characterised by force Rnd terseness. It is a great loss not only to his family, but also to the whole district after a man of such exemplary character. His sons and daughteis 1 ave the "ympathy of a wide circle of friends in their bereavement. The burial took place at Ffynonbedr graveyard on the 15th inst, in the presence of a very large number of relatives and friends. The funeral was undoubtedly one of the largest ever witnessed at Ffynonbedr. The following ministers were present and took part in the services Revs L. Price, Laugharne D, G. Williams, Bethlehem, St. Clears D. R. Davies, Rhydyceisiad E. Jones, Cana W. Thomas, Llanboidy S. Thomas, Elim B. Howells, Ainon, Gelliwen Griffiths, Talog Sulgwyn Davies J. Saer, Laugharne J. W. Jones, vicar of Mydrim and W. H. Jones, vicar ot Trelech, BURRY PORT. j CYCLE ACOIDENT. -An accident occuired on the highway between Llanelly and Burry Port, on Saturday, when three persona were seriously injured. A man named Thomas Williams, residing at Amos-street, Llnnelly, and a pattern-maker at Nevill's Foundry. Llanelly, was cycling down from Llanelly to Burry Port about 7 30, and when near Goodig House collided with another cyclist, named Thomas Williams, Furnace, Peaibrev. At the time > of the accident it appears that another young lad named Percy Taylor, liting at Oasway-*treat, Burry Port. was riding on tsti ..tep of Williams's reachine, and the three persons sustained injuries. Dr. Oven W'lUiatns was immediately sent for. How the accident occurred is not known. Two of the injured perfons still lie in a very critieal condition. FOR THE BLOOD IS TP.IS IUFE."—Clarke's world- famed Blood Mixture ia warranted to cleanses the blood from all impurities, from whatever cause arising for Ficurvy, eczema, skin and blood difeases, Pimples, and sores of all kinds, its effects are mar villous Thousandth toitimonials. In bottles, 2s 9d and lis each, of all onanists. Proprietors, Lincoln I and Midland CountieB Drug Company Lincoln. Ask for Clarke's Blood Mixture and do not be persuaded to tako auy imitation,
51 Burial Scandal in Devon. I AN UN BAPTISED sDHILD." INTERRED BY THE SEXTON. A burial scandal has just cropped up in Devon- shire. A child has had to be buried at Ermington without a service on account of the clerical refusal to bury one who was unbaptized. The matter first of all was reported to Plympton Board of Guardians by a member. The child's parents it transpired were too poor to pay for its burial, and the parish undertook the duty. According to the Guardians' version the vicar of Ermington (Rev. E. Pinwill) was approached. He consulted with his church- warden and refused the application for burial. He subsequently stated that he would bury the child under protest, which meant that he would place the subject of burial before the Local Government Board. It was arranged that the interment should take place on Sunday at 5 p.m., and the parents of the child were informed of the arrangement. When the funeral arrived at the churchyard Mr. Pinwell was not there, and a boy was despatched to the rectory, but the rev. gentlemen could not be found. The party waited about half an hour, and then the child was buried without any ceremony In the meantime a Press representative has interviewed the Rev. E. Pinwell, who gave an emphatic denial to the allegation that he said he would bury the child under protest He admits, however, that he told the poor law guardian that he could hold no service over the child, nor could he bury it, because it was unbaptized." Mr. Pinwell, referring to the fact that the child had not been baptized, remarked, There is no order in the Prayer-book allowing me to bary such person. There were also other reasons why I could not bury the child." rom older inquires it transpires that the vicar of Ermington was asked if he would bury the child, but, knowing it to have died unbaptized, pointed out that he was unable to do so. He gave permission, however, for the child to be buried in the churchyard, fixed the hour later than usual, and stating that he should not be present. When the funeral arrived at the churchyard, the sexton was unaware that the vicar was not to perform the service, and in consequence he waited a short time, and then went to the vicarage, when the vicar reiterated his intention of not officiating, and the child, was accordingly buried by the sexton without the rites of the Church, The worthy vicar of a neighbouring parish is credited with the observation that many people did not seem to be aware that a clergyman was allowed no option in refusing to read the service over an unbaptized person as might be seen on the rubic at the head of the Burial Service. If parents valued these last offices of the Church, it should make them more careful in bringing their children to baptism. He was afraid that this case was only one of many in which people wished for the consolation of religion without wishing to be bound by its instructions.
Athletic Sports at Tenby. At Tenby on Saturday sports were held, the results of the chief events, which were well con- tested. being as followa :— One Mile- Cycle Handicap.—1, J. S. Nicholas, Yerbeston, 50yds 2, W. Davies, Cwmgorse, scratch 3. B. Walters, Kilgetty, 85yds. 120yds Handicap.-I, J. Hart, Herbrandston, 91 yds 2, J. M. Thomas, Haverfordwest, 8tyda; 3, W. G. Williams, Pembroke Dock, 14 £ yds. One Mile Novices' Cycle Handicap.—1, Thomas Nicholas, Yerbeston, 150yds 2. W. B. Phillips, Diniston, 110yds 3, D. Davies, Begelly, 130yds 440yds Open Handicap.—1, H. J. Skidmore, Tenby, 35yds; 2, W. Howells, Tenby, 46yds 3, Sid Davies, Narberth, 42yds. One Mile Scratch Cycle.—Winners of hoats-D. Davies, Wolfscastle Dai Davies, Skewen W. Davies, Cwmgorse James Davies, Aberdare; J. S. Nicholas, Yerbeston B. Walters, Begelly. Final- 1, James Davies 2, Dai Davies 3, Nicholas. Two Miles Cycle Handicap- Winners of heats- D. Davies, Wolfscastle scratch D. Davies, Skewen, 40yds J. S. Nicholas, Yerbeston, 85yds B. Davies, Begelly, 165yps G. O. Morris, Tenby, 180yds. Final—1, D. Davies, Wolfscastle; 2, Hughes, 3, D Davies, Skewen. Three-lap Handicap.-F. C. Davies, Tenby, scratch 2, Haydn Lewis, Tenby, 30yds 3, H. J. Skidmore, Tenby, 35yds. TRIPLETS AT RESOLVBN.—The wife of Mr John West, Neo-street Resolven, has just given birth to triplets-two girls and a boy. The mother and children are doing well, The King's bounty i3 being applied for. THE two principal sermons at the forthcoming Congregational Union Assembly at Cardiff will both be prpacbed by Welshmen, viz., the Union sermon by the Rev J. D. Jones, M.A., B.D., of Bournemontb, and the Colonial Missionary Society sermon by the Rev. Morgan Gibbon, London. TRIPLETS.—The brothers Aldrich, who are triplets, celebrated their 57th birthday on Monday at North Adams, Massachusetts. All are in perfect health. Their mother is alive, and now in her 90th year. Their father died six years ago, at the age of 86. The triplets both drink and smoke. SHAMROCK IV.—WHO SHALL DESIGN HER.- Sir Thomas Lipton has asked Mr G. L. Watson, Glasgow, to design Shamrock IV. A difficulty, however, has arisen. Mr Watson's health is not so good as he would like,and he is unwilling to under- take the work and worry entailed in designing and superintending the building of the challenger. All possible influence will be used to get Mr Watson to agree to design the yacht. Should he consent it will be built by Msssrs Denny, at Dumbarton. POISONED BY CIGARETTE?,—A case of poisoning by cigarettes was reported from Yorkshire, the victim being the thirteen-year-old son of Percy Green, joiner, of Oakworth, near Keighley. The boy complained of severe pains in the eyes. He foamed at the mouth during his illness, and the doctor expressed the opinion that his condition was due to tubacoo poisoning, the result of cigarette- smoking. LIVER WEIGHED 119 OUNCE?.—Arthur Belham (31), a Nunhead coal merchant, while walking along Gibbon-road, Nunhead, suddenly fell to the giound, and died before a doctor arrived. At the inquest held on Friday it was stated that death waa due to a fracture of the skull, but the internal organs were diseased through excessive alcholism. A doctor stated that the liver weighed 119 ounces, which was a record size. SMOKE HEALS \V OUNDS. \Ve sometimes hear of lockjaw resulting from running a pin or rusty nail into the hand or foot. If every person were aware of a perfect remedy for such wounds, and would apply it, then such reportit would cease. The remedy, states an American contempary, is simple, always on hand, can be applied by anyone and. what is better, is infallible. It is simply to smoke the wound, or any wound that is bruised or inflamed, with a wollen cloth. Twenty minutes in the smoke will take the pain out of the worse case of inflammation arising from such a wound. People may sneer at this remedy as much as they please, but when they are affiicted with suoh wounds let them try it. It is a simple 11 aseptic," or germ-killer. PASSIVE REGISTERS.—At Highgata Police Court 1 366 summonses against rate defaulters in the borough of Hornsey were down for hearing, and of these 140 were against passive resistere, including the Rev D. Macfadyen, Rev. Dr. Alfred Rowland, Rev. Moffat Scott, Mr C. E. Morgan, Rev Silas K. Hocking, Rev W. Stevensen, Rev. F. H. King, and Mr. W. F. Nokes, acting secretary of Hornsey Passive Resisters' League. The Pas- sive Resisters were represented by Mr b. A. Jvyftin. In stating the views of defendants he read a letter from the Rev. D. Macfadyen, minister of Highgate Congregational Church. In each case the Bench made an older for the unpaid portion of the rates. THE V C. THAT FAILED.—It was at 001en50, and poor Tommy, who had been severely wounded in the foot, implored his comrade Pat to carry him undir cover. Pat, with dreams of the V.C., hoisted him on his shoulder and made for the trenches. Unfortunately, however, before he had gone far, a shell burst and completely decapitated the wounded man. Pat, oblivious of what had happened, arrived at safe quarters with his burden, but was surprised at the derision he received from his comrades. Oh, begorra," said he en finding he had only saved a headless man, the devil take the liar, he told me 'twas his foot.Tlie County Gentleman. MUST BE KISSED. Dowie, the self-styled U Elijab," addressing his disciples on Sunday declared that Zion City is worth 46,000,000. BiHlical precedent, he says, entitles him to 10 per cent on Zi^n's earnings, but he is individually 1 content with 5 per cent. He prayed for rain 1 lately. Rain came. I could make it rain money I if I wanted," Baid Dowie could not I? xes, ves," shouted his followers, rising to their feet. Gladstone Dowie is also claiming attention. A Chicago lady publiclv announced that she is eics of hea'ing of the •« unki^ed son, and that to win a wager she is proceeding to Zion City, where she proposes to accos: Gladstone. « hen we meet, | she Jeclares, there will be a kiss heard around the jj wotld." PENNY POST TO AMERICA.—The Poatmaster- Generp.1 r« Washington ia working for a penry postage rate between the United States and Europe and a daily mail service, A parcel po3t, as 111 B r. g, an d, is also urgently needed. Europeans -•-•uilly think that their postal packets are4 going direct to the addressee for the postage charged. On arrival at New York. however, a private? onmpnny takes the parcels and refuses to deliver them except on payment of two or threo shillings exir;>. quently the packets received are not woith tie 1 company's exorbitant charges. All packets oVf* 4oz. aro delivered after this fashion, much to tie 1 exaBperadou of English traders and private corrc** 4oz. arc delivered after this fashion, much to tie 1 exaBperadou of English traders and private corr(ii- pondonts, ;>