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BLAENGARW. Wedding.—Oji Bank Holiday a wedding took place at Zion Chapel, Pontyeymmer, the contracting parties being Mr. Edmund Phillips, grocer and provision merchant, Ovvni, Mon., and .Miss Catherine Mary Gi- Iffiths, of the same place. Both are mem- bers of the Church where the Rev. J. J. Young. Blaengarw, was formerly pastor, and it was their wish that the rev. gentleman, should officiate at the wedding and that the •event should be solemnised as quietly as pos- sible hence the reason the ceremony took place in the Garw. A reception was held at the house of the Rev. J. J. and Mrs. Young, Blaengarw. WEDDING GRIFFITHS-GOUGH. On Bank Holiday a pretty wedding was solemnised at St. Theodore's Church, Pontyeymmer, between Mr. Evan Griffiths, second son of the venerable Mr. William Grif- fiths, Herbert-street, a member of the Bridg- end Board of Guardians, to Miss Mary Maria 'Gough, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gougli, Greenfield-terrace, Blaengarw. Con- siderable interest was. evinced in the event, owing to the respect in which both fami- lies are held in the neighbourhood. The bride, who was given away by her father, was tastefully attired in silk crepe-de-chine, trimmed with satin and Brussels lace, and wore a picture hat with ostrich feathe: s, and carried a magnificent bouquet of white chrys- anthemums and carnations, the gift of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids. Misses Elsie May Gough, sister of the bride, and Miriam Griffiths, sister of the bridegroom, )W'ere pret- .tily attired in eoline cream dresses, trimmed with guipure lace, and wore pink picture hats, and carried bouquets of pink sweet- peas, gifts of the bridegroom. The duties of best man were carried out by Mr. Noah Griffiths, bro- ther of the bridegroom. The singing at the church was conducted by Mr. John Butler, -and suitable music was played by Miss Sarah Butler. The officiating clergy were the Rev. -J. M. Stewart, St. James's, Blaengarw, and the Rev. T. Lloyd Evans. Pontyeymmer. A reception was held at the bride's residence, to which many guests were invited. Subse- quently the happy pair drove to Bridgend, and took train for Aberystwyth, where the 'honeymoon is being spent. The bride's tra- velling dress was of Avhite serge, trimmed with mauve silk braid, with mauve hat and foliage. Many handsome presents were re- ceived'.
PONTYCYMMER. Scholastic.—Mr. D. Emlyn, Price, son, of Mr. Price, grocer, Pontyeymmer, has passed the London matriculation examination. Mr. Price is at present an assistant to Mr. T. C. Jones at Pbntyrhil School. Collegiate Success.—Mr. David Davies, Pantygog, has succeeded in obtained the de- gree of B.D. in connection with the Regent's Park College. Mr. Davies is a student for the. ministry of the Baptist denomination. Presentations.—Interesting presentations were made at Salim Chapel on Monday night. Mr. Daniel Evans presided. The conductor of the Band of Hope and, Sunday School Choir, Mr. John Davies, was presented with a silver-mounted baton, as an acknowledgement .of his services in connection with the recent performance of the cantata, The Boyhood of Christ." The baton was handed over by Mrs. Pearce, the eldest lady member of the church. A beautiful picture was presented1 to Mr. Oliver S. Morgan, A.L.C.M., organ- ist of the church, for his services in connec- tion with the Band' of Houe, Mr. W. Lewis, in a few suitable words, making the presen- tation. Solos and recitations were contri- buted1 by members of the Sunday School. Sunday School Outing.—The annual outing -of the scholars of Zion, E'nglish Baptist, Salim Welsh Baptist, and the Noddfa Welsh Baptist Sunday Schools took place on, Monday in lidea]. weather. Each school showed a marked 'increase in numbers, and the procession; was the chief object of interest in the valley on Monday. Suitable marching tunee were rendered by each school, Zion being conduc- ted by Mr. John Edwards; Salim by Mr. .John Davies, and Noddfa. by Mr. John Phillips. After the principal streets had1 been paraded the schools Repaired to their re- spective places of worship, where tea was sup- plied. This was followed by games on the mountain- side, and a distribution of sweets to the children. Later in the evening enter- tainments were held at Salim and Noodfa, whilst Zion scholars availed themselves of the mountain breezes till the shades of night, set in. Anniversary services were held at the three schools on Sunday.
OGMORE VALE. Bethlehem.—The pulpit at Bethlehem. Welsh Baptist Chapel on Sunday was occu- pied by Dr. Morgan, of America, when two -eloquent sermons, in the morning in Welsh, and in the evening in English, were de- li vered. School Treat. — The scholars attending Bethlehem and Zion Baptist Sunday Schools had their annual outing at Porthcawl on Sat- urday. The weather was rather unfavour- able, but a pleasant day was spent by the large number who made the journey. Great credit is due to the superintendents of both schools for the excellent arrangements made. Musical Successes.—The following passed, in the subjects named at the recent periodical examination in connectioll1 with the Tonic jSolra College, London:—Matriculation certi- ficate, Messrs. W. J. Davey, St. John-street; T. O. Brooks, St. John-street; W. BoAven, MeadoAv-street; and Henry Wareham, St. John-street; harmony analysis, Stage 3, Mr. W. J. Davey, St. John-street; school teachers music certificate, Mr. Edgar John: Phillips, Nantymoel Schools, Nantymoel. Examination Results.—The following re- sults of the May examination in Mining, under the Boald of Education regulations, Lave been rectived :—Tondn Twenty stu- dents were examined, and the following passed :—Honours, first class, Morris Hughes and T. J. Rees; honours, second class, W. J. Packer, Tom David, Evan, Bevan, Henry Davies, and R. J. Bennet; third' stage, second' class, Tom Jenkins; second stage, first class, Trevor Brace; third stage, second class, D H. Davies, Wni. Evans, David Rees, and H. C. Harries. Nantymoel- 12 examined First stage, second class, W. J. Ven, J. P. Edwards, W. J. Davies, and J. R. Williams. Aber—One sat: Second stage, second class, H. G. Madley. FETE AND GALA. Favoured with excellent'dimatic condi- tions the committee of the Juvenile Choir, held their first annual fete and gala on the Wyndhani Field on July 28th. There was an excellent attendance, and the preliminary aiTangements, under the direction: of Nfr. Benl Edwards, the energetic secretary, were all that could be desired. There Aras not a hitch throughout the whole proceedings, and every- one seemed highly delighted with the various items on the programme. The prooeeds were t^Avartfe conveying the choir to the Llaiidyssul Eisteddfod. The choir, under the conduc- &rship of Mr. W. H. Capel, paraded the main thoroughfare to the field, and were led fcy the Temperance Silver Band. An exeel- flent spread was laid for the members at the choir and their friends. After tea, the chil- dren engaged in various innocent games, whilst the Temperance Baiict supplied' selec- II tions of music. The following were the wards:—Marathon race around the valley 1, Richard1 Woosnam 2, E. Qu inland1; 3, J. Morris. Three-legged race, confined to girls: Lizzie James and Triza Davies. Race for choir girls, over 12: Triza Davies. Race for girls, under 12: Llinos Rees. Race for girls under 16: Lizzie Witts. Race for choir boys: Edwin Dunn. Three-legged race for boys Edwin Dunn and H. Bye. Champion solo Divided between Gwilym Kinsey and Lizzie Kinsey. Mr. Bob Foulkes acted as starter, whilst Mr. D. L. Richards, manager, 'and Mr. Wm. Bartlett ably fulfilled the duties of judges. The following ladies very kindly presided at the tables: Mrs. Capel, Mis. Cable, Mrs. King, Mrs. James, Mrs. Lloweils, Mrs. Dunn, Mrs. 'Sadd, Misses David, Bryant, Kinsey, and Adams.
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INTERNATIONAL COAL COMPANY. 0 INTERESTING STATEMENT OF EXPEN- DITURE. The directors. of the International Coal Company (Limited) in submitting their report for the year ending June 30th, 1909, state that, in consequence of the low prices for coal and the high rates of wages that prevailed during the greater portion of the year, the directors regret to state that the 'results of the operations of the company have not been, quite so satisfactory as was antici- pated twelve months ago. During the year the Nine-foot Seam has been won by cross-measure headings, and, coal has been proved of excellent quality. The old No. 2 Level has also been re-opened and equipped with the necessary hauling machinery, and the working of eoal in that seam Avill be com- menced forthwith. NEW WORKS. The capital expenditure on these new works during the year amounted to £2,621 lis. 7d., .which sum has been paid out of the amount ..carried forward at the end of June, 1908, so that the balance now in hand, including the profits made during the year ending June 30th, 1909, is £12,490 6s. 9d. For the de- velopment of the lower seams under the pro- perties, the directors, on the advice of their engineer, and after receiving an exhaustive report from another competent mining engin- eer, decided' to proceed with the deepening of the pits so as to win such seams, and this work baa already been comme-n;cedl. Having regard to the requirements of the company for the future development of their mines, the directors do not think it prudent to recom- mend the payment of a dividend of more than 5 per cent. (£4,2i50, free of income-tax), came to be posted on August 18th. This will leave a, balance to be carried forward to next ac- count of £8,240 6s. 9d. The engineer 're- ports that the colliery, with its equipments, has been satisfactorily maintained, and is now in good condition. It is with great re- gret that the directors have to report the death of their esteemed colleague, Alderman Thomas Goldsworthy, J.P., of Newport, who for many years rendered valuable services to the company. As his term of office.vould have expired: at the forthcoming meeting, the directors deemed it expedient to allow the seat- to remain vacant, in order that it might be filled by a nominee of the shareholders. SIR W. T. LEWIS RESIGNS. The directors also regret to state that, in con- sequence of a difference of opinion: having ex- isted between the chairman and his colleagues as to the policy to be adopted' at the termina- tion of the notices to the workmen on the 30th of June last, Sir William T. Lewi's re- signedi his seat on the board consequently, the shareholders will be required to fill that vacancy also. The directors cannot allow this opportunity to pass without expressing their sincere appreciation of the valuabe ser- A-ices rendered1 by Sir Wiliam, and the atten- tion he has at all times given to the interests of the company. The auditor. Mr. Herbert J. Goss, F.C.A., offers himself for re-election. Seen by a Press representative on Tuesday, Mr. Evan Owen, J.P., the chairman, said he did not wish yet to make a statement on the subject of Sir William's resignation. There were private reasons, as T*,ell, as differences on matters of policy in regard to the Eight Hours Act, responsible for Sir William's ac- tion, and in an probability a, statement on the subject would be made at the forthcoming annual meeting of the shareholders. Sir William joined the International Com- pany's board seven or eight years ago, and during the greater portion of this period he -has held the position of chairman, to which he has now been succeeded1 by Mr. Evan Owen. WAGES 74 PER CENT. The most interesting feature in the ac- counts of the company is the statement given of the revenue and working expenses. The proceeds from the sales of coal amounted to £ 122,132, and according to the revenue ac- count the following table shows how the pro- ceeds were absorbed and the proportions in which they were absorbed':— Distribution of Proceeds. £ Per cent. Wages 90,475 74.1 Materials 12,978 10.7 Rents and royalties 10,638 8.7 Rates and taxes 3,590 2.9 Management 1,752 1.4 Profit 2,697 2.2 The International is one of the few colliery companies in the South Wales coalfield which publish these details, and1 from the above analysis it will be seen that while wages paid represented over 74 per cent. of the total amount Tealised on the sale of coal, the pro- fits ( £ 2,697) represented only 2.2 per cent. of the proceeds, or equivalent to just over 3 per cent. on the ordinary capital of the company.
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COYCHURCH FLOWER SHOW. 4 EXCELLENT DISPLAY BY LOCAL COTTAGERS. With a happy combination of a large entry list and ideal- Aveather, the annual horticul- tural 'show promoted by the Coychureh and District Cottagers' Mutual Improvement So- ciety, which was held on Bank Holiday in a field adjoining the Prince of Wales, proved an unqualified success, a large attendance being attracted. The committee, this year decided to confine the show to cottagers owing to the unsatisfactory response in the open classes in previous. years, but it is probable that the schedule will contain some open classes in future. The entries, which reached a total of 350, were in excess of those of last year, and the judge (Mr. R. Tebby, of Nash Manor) expressed his high appreciation of the quality of the exhibits. The opening ceremony was performed by Mr. Arthur J. Williams, of Coedymwstwr, the president of the society. Rev. F. C. Williams (Rector), who is the chairman of the committee, con- ducted the. opening proceedings, and in the course of his address spoke of the readiness with which Mr. Arthur J. Williams and his wife and family assisted in all movements for the good of the locality. The show had found in Mr. Williams a keen and consistent sup- porter, and it must be gratifying to him to know that the show showed no sign of decay, but was. in a sound position. They were for- tunate, he added, in having a committee which worked so harmoniously and well to- gether. Mr. A. J. Williams was received with the utmost cordiality. In declaring the show open, he said he was afforded the greatest pleasure to be able to assist a shoAv which had for its object the improvement of the cultivation of vegetables, floAvers. etc., by local cottagers, and the display which they provided that day was a credit to them, especially having regard to the Aveather that had been experienced of late. A vote of thanks was accorded Mr. Williams, on the motion of Mr. W. Stephens (the secretary), seconded by Mr. Rees Jones, junr. (general steward). On the proposition of Mrol E. Lewis, senr., the services of Mr. Tebby were similarly acknowledged. After the formal opening the committee sat down to a lunch provided by Mrs. J. Jones and Mrs. T. Raikes.. During the afternoon Mrs. A. J. Williams visited the show, accompanied by Mrs. Eliot CraAvshay-Williams. The Llan- haTiran Brass Band provided an excellent selection of music. A great deal of credit is due to Mr. Stephens for the efficient way in which he discharged the secretarial duties, and Rev. F. C. Williams also worked hard to promote the success of the show. Other members of the committee were: Messrs. Thomas Jones, G. Fisher. H. Thomas. W. Matthews. R. Jones, junr.. D. Rees. E. Hughes. E. Lewis, senr., Evan Lewis, and E. Lewis, junr. AAvards: — VEGETABLES. Collection of Vegetables: 1. Evan Llew- ellyn, Tre-os; 2, Tom Raikes, Coychurch; 3, Thos. Williams, Fencoed. Collection of Potatoes: 1, Fred Woof, Coy- church; 2, Evan LleAvellyn; 3, H. J. Chatter- ton, Pencoed. Kidney Potatoes: 1, Tom Raikes; 2, ChaiS. E. Jones, Coychurch 3, Evan R. Jones, Coy- church. Round' Potatoes: 1, Geo. Evans, Coy- church; 2, li. J. Chatterton; 3, Fred Woof. Cauliflowers: 1. Evan Llewellyn; 2, H. J. Chatterton; 3, Fred Woof. White Celery: 1, Fred Woof; 2, John Jones, Coychurch. Red Celery: 1, Fred Woof; 2, H. J. Chat- terton. Carrots: 1, Evan R. Jones; 2, Fred Woof; 3, Evan LleAvellyn. Parsnips: 1. EVan R. Jones; 2, Fred Woof; 3, Tom Raikes. Spring SoAvn Onions: 1, Evan R. Jones; 2, Chas. E. Jones; 3. Fred Woof. Autumn) Sown Onions: 1, Evan R. Jones; 2, Tom Raikes. Shallots 1, Fred Woof; 2, John LleAvellyn, Treos; 3; Thomas Williams, Pencoed. Green Peas: 1, Chas. E. Jones; 2, Tom Raikes; 3. Evan LleAvelLyn. Scarlet Runners: 1. Fred Woof. Broad Beans: 1, Willie J. Thomas. Coy- church; 2. Fred' Woof; 3. George Evans. Red Cabbage: 1, Evan R. Jones; 2, W. J. Thomas; 3, Thos. Arthur, Coychurch. White Cabbage: 1, John Harry, junr., Coy- church; 2, Thos. Arthur; 3. Evan R. Jones. Turnips: 1. W. J. Thomas; 2, John Llew- ellyn 3. EVan R. Jones. Leeks: 1, Evan R. Jones; 2, H. J. Chat- terton; 3, Fred Woof. Lettuce: 1, Fred Woof; 2, Thos. Williams. Pencoed 3, John Llewellyn. Vegetable Marrows: 1, Fred Woof; 2, Geo. Evans; 3, Tom Raikes. Beetroot: 1, H. J. Chatterton 2. Thomas Williams. Pencoed; 3, John LleAA-ellyn. Rhubarb: 1, H. J. Chatterton; 2, Fred WoOof; 3, Evan R. Jones. Radishes: 1. Fred Woof; 2, John Harry, junr. 3, Chas. E. Jones. Dwarf French Beans: 1, Chas. E. Jones; 2, H. J. Chatterton. Collection of Herbs: 1, John Jones, The Cottage; 2, Thos. Arthur; 3', Fred Woof. Rope of Onions: 1, Evan R. Jones; 2, John Harry, junr. 3, Tom Raikes. FLOWERS AND FRUIT. Fuchsias: 1, H. J. Chatterton. Geraniums: 1, H. J. Chatterton; 2, Tom Raikes; 2, John Jones, The Cottage. Collection of Dahlias: 1, John Jones; 2, H. J. Chatterton. Six Windtow Plants: 1, John Jones; 2, Tom Raikes. Cut Blooms: 1, John Jones; 2, Tom Raikes. Collection of Hardy Fruit: 1, John Jones; 2, Tom Raikes; 3, John Harry, junr. Collection of Ancles 1, Stanley Fredericb, St. Mary Hill; 2, Richard Harries, Coy- church; 3, John Jones. Six Apples: 1, H. J. Chatterton; .2, John Jones; 3, Chds. E. Jones. Six Pears: 1, John Jones; 2, Chas. E. Jones; 3, John Harry, junr. Red Currants: 1, John Jones; 2, Fred Woof; 3, John Harry, junr. Black Currants: 1, Fred Woof; 2, Stanley Frederick; 3, George Evans, Coychurch. Green Gooseberries: 1, Fred Woof; 2, Geo. Evans; 3, H. J. Chatterton. Red Gooseberries: 1, H. J. Chatterton; 2, Fred Woof; 3, John Jones. SPECIAL PRIZES. Collection of Vegetables, exhibited in a basket: 1, Fred Woof; 2, Tom Raikes. Basket of Wild: Flowers (children under 10 attending Coychurch School): 1, Rhys E'lvet fiA'ans; 2, Wilfred' PoAA*er.; 3, TreA*or Evans; 4, Harold Cooper. Extra prizes were aAvar- tier to Charles Edward Jones and! Joseph H. Askins. Basket of Wfld1 Blowers made up on the field (children over 10 attending Cbychuroh School): 1, Leonard Cooper; 2, David John Lewis. TTie prizes in this, as in the two pre- vious closes, were given by Mis. A. J. Wil- liams. Collection of Vegetables grown from Daniel's seeds: 1, Evan Llewellyn, Treos. Selection of Sweet Peas, from Btowb/s seeds: 1, Tom Raikea. Selection of Celery from seeds supplied by Mr. Cook, Bridgend: 1, Fred Woof; 2, Tom Raikes. RECITATIONS AND SHOOTING. T)he.re were four recitation) competitions for children attending the local elementary schools, upon which the Rev. R. Williams, Pencoed, kindly adjudicated. The awards Here —JBoys between 10 and 14: 1, David John Lewis; 2, Richard Dunovan; 3, Watkin Thomas. Girls between 10 and 14 1, Gladys Turner 2, Rita. Turner 3, Kate Dunovan. Boys under 10: 1, Charles Edward'Jones; 2, Rhys Elvet Evans; 3, Rhys Ap Rhys Jones. Girls under 10: 1, Muriel Lewis; 2. Diana Griffiths. The other competitors received consolation prizes. With the view to encouraging air rifle shooting in the locality the committee this year instituted two competitions, but the re- sponse was rather disappointing.' Especially was this so in the open event, where it was thought that the large prizes offered would' attract a good number of competitors. Mr. Alec Mark, Bridgend, acted as umpire. The results were: -Opencompe-tition: 1. W. J. Thomas, Coychurch. zC2; 2, W. G. Simmonds, Bridgend, £ 1; 3, S. Simmonds, Bridgend, £ 1. Local competition 1, Geo. Cooper, Coychurch, £1; 2, W. J. Thomas, Coychurch, 10s. 3, P.C. Jones, Pencoed, 7s.; 4, Stanley Frederick, St. Mary Hill, os.; 5, Fred Woof, Coychurch, 3s.; 6, Richard Harries, Coy- church.
RUSTIC SPORTS. During the afternoon successful sports were held, a new and' interesting feature of the day's proceedings. Mr. G. J. Brind acted as judge, and Mr. Rees Jones, junr., was 'starter, assisted by Mr. David LeAvis. Re- sults — Egg and Spoon 100 yards Race: 1, David Gronow; 2. John Turner, Pencoed; 3, T. Thomas, Treos. Ladies' 100 Yards Race: 1, Mrs. Roberts, Coity; 2, Miss Enid Jones; 3, Mrs. Harries. "Find your Boot" Race (100 yards): 1, George Cooper; 2, Stanley Frederick; 3, Wm. Gronow. Boys' 80 Yards: 1. Charles Thompson; 2, Chas Jones; 3, Ptercy Baldwin. WheelbarroAV Race: 1. Wm. GronoAv; 2, Edward Thomas; 3, Edmund Thomas. Potato Race (100 Yards): 1, David Thomas, Ty Candy; 2, Wm. Gronow; 3, Dd. Thomas, Coychurch. Long Jump: 1, Edmund Thomas; 2, David Williams; 3, Edward Thomas. High Jump Divided between David Wil- liams and Edward Thomas. 100 Yards Sack Race 1, David Gronow 2, Edward Thomas; 3, John Harry. 120 Yards Race: 1, Edmund Thomas; 2, Edward Thomas. Three-legged Race, 100 Yards: 1, Edward, and "David Thomas; 2, Fred Floyd and D. Thomas; 3, W. James and D. Williams.
MEETING OF MONARCHS. THE CZAR'S WELCOME AT COWES. IMPOSING NAVAL SPECTACLE. The Czar aai the Empress of Russia left Cherbourg on Monday morning on board the Imperial yacht Standart, e-scorted by two Russian cruisers and a portion of the French fleet. Halfway across the Channel the Standart was met by the three British cruisers of the Dreadnought type, which preceded her to the Solent. There she was met by the Royal yacht Victoria and Albert, which had passed through the lines of the Fleet. The King went on board the Standart to welcome the Imperial visitors, who immediately after- wards joined the Royal party on board the Victoria and Albert. After luncheon the Royal yacht passed through the lines of the Fleet, being greeted with vehement cheering by the crew of each vessel as she passed and the playing of the Russian National Hymn. The Czar, who wa'3 standing with the King and the other members of the Royal and Imperial party on the saloon deck of the yacht, saluted each vessel as it was passed. The Victoria and Albert proceeded to Cowes, where she was anchored, the Standart being moored alongside of her. In the evening a dinner in honour of the Imperial guests was given by the King on board the Royal 'yacht. Very cordial speeches were exchanged be- tween the King and the Czar.
DRESDEN FAIR BURNT DOWN. FIFTY PERSONS INJURED. A disastrous fire on Monday put a sudden end to the fair at Dresden. The outfereak occurred in a cinematograph theatre owing to the ignition of a film, and within a few minutes the entire place was in flames. The fire spread with terrifying rapidity, and the whole fair was speedily involved. Some two hundred gaily-decorated stalls were reduced to ashes, as well as thirty roundabouts and other like attractions. There was a panic among the large crowd, with the result that fifty persons were injured.
ALPINE FATALITIES. MISSING ENGLISHMAN'S BODY FOUND. On Sunday a man who was gathering floAvers below the Engelhoerner, near the Grosse Schaidegg, found on the edge of a PI" cipice the knapsack of the missing English- man, Mr. Williamson, of London. On Mon- day a number of guides set out on a search ex- pedition and found the corpse of Mr. Wil- liamson in the afternoon below the place where the knapsack had been found. He had fallen over a perpendicular rockv wall 600ft. in height. The body, was terribly mutilated, and in an advanced state of decomposition. Two young tourists lost their lives on the Alps on Sunday. A Swiss- climber, Gottlieb Kanz, of Zurich, ascended tne Muertschen- stock, on the border of Lake Wallenstadt, and fell, as the result of an attack of faint- ness, a distance of 300 yards. A German chemist, Herr Jules Sidjer, of Offenburg, met with a fatal accident on the Fribourg Mountains while gathering edel- weiss. In both these cases death was instan- taneous.
MR. W. LONG AT CHRISTCHURCH. Mr. Walter Long, speaking at Christchurch on Monday evening, said that after reading the Chancellor of the Exchequer's speech on Friday last week any thoughtful person must fedl that statesmanship had descended from its high estate. They were the words heated, unjust, and in some cases even offensive, of a demagogue seeking to set class against class, and were offered in a spirit of hostility and' revenge upon the landed classes. The country was entitled to know what Avas the position of the Prime Minister, and whether he was the Leader of his party or a captive led in chains.
Mark Twain says: "I have seen slower people than I am-and more deliberate people than l- and even quieter and more listless and lazier people than I am. But they were dead." Mike: "Oi've had th' noightmare for three noights, Pat. Pwhat would vou ricommind for th' trouble?" Pat: Yez moijht trade th' mare off for wan av thim m«tor-cars, b'gorry." "Why," asked the fat policeman, "do you say the prisoner is a married man?" "Be- cause," replied the great detective, "he is wear- infi^afety pins instead of suspender buttons." 0* the beach at a southern watering-place there is a, sign bearing the following legend: "-Notice.-Any pereon pasting beyond this point will be drowned; By order of the Borough Council." Misfortunes never come singly, you know, Miss Pri6ci41a." "Alas!" said fhc poor maiden, shaking her head, the single misfortune is the worst of all." Jones (the unmarried): No man is as much of a hero as his fianct'e thinks him." Smith (the married): "No, nor as little cf one as his wife believes him to be." "Yes," said the giooffe. Tye got a sore throat. Can you imagine anything worse than that?" "Well," said the centipede, "I had my feet fpost-bitten once."
WORDS OF WISDOM. Humility is the hall-mark of wisdom. Self-trust is the first secret of success. r' Example demonstrates the possibility of success. Conceit is a courtier; modesty is a true friend. If you have friends in adversity stand by them. -DICKENS. Life without friendship is like the sky without sun. Many a. hurt has been left behind without a blow. Evil habit first draws, then drags, an4 then drives. ell-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. Better one discreet enemy than two indiscreet friends. The selfish hunger for another to share their trouble. The miller does not obscrvo the noise of his own mill. The path of duty runs parallel with the road to happiness. Folly brings more lost hopes than it ever will bring fortunes. Higher than the question of our duration is our deserving. It ia the waste of gifts which makes many live to want them. He that despises small things will perish bv little and little. There is no need to lodge a good name at the bank for safety. If we put patience into the will there is cer- tain achievement. Many have risen to fame on the broken branches of failure. When faith is lost, when honour dies. Then man is dead. —WHITTIER. What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way to the grave. Some people hold the key to the situation, and then are afraid to turn it. You will never have what you like until you learn to like what you have. The most heroic act we can do is to pass through a terrible trial in silence. He who reigns within himself and rules pas- sions, desires, and fears, is more than a king. Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.—MARK TWAIN. He who is false to dutv breaks a thread in the loom, and will find the flaw when he may have forgotten the cause. Nothing is so pregnant as cruelty. Each of her -experiments provokes another, and refines upon the last.—lavatee. Goodness does not consist in the appreciat;on of fine things, but in the putting them in prac- tice as far as may be. In the lives of most of us it will not happen more than twice or thrice that silence is really understood and freely admitted. It is no use to have merely a horizontal view of the world; we must rise up, as it were, in a balloon and view the world vertically. Adversity is a searching test of friendship, dividing the sheep from the goats with unerring accuracy; and thia is a good service. Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. Before we can bring happiness to others we must first be happy ourselves: nor will happiness abide within us unless we confer it on others. A millstone and a man's heart are kept con- stantly revolving; where they have nothing to grind, they grind and fray away their own sub- stance It is the A-ain endeavour to make ourselves what we are not that has strewn history with so many broken purposes and lives left in the rough. -LOWELL. Mind is stronger than matter; mind ie the creator and shaper of matter; not brute force, but only persuasion and faith is the king of this World. —CARLYLE. People who have plenty of money, and neither hope nor aspiration, must become stupid, except, indeed, they hate, and then for a time the devil in them will make them a sort of clover. A man's true greatness lies in the conscious- ness of an .honest purpose in life, founded on a just estimate of himself and everything else, and a eteady obedience to the rule which he knows to be right. It is an excellent thing to have a. well-fed, well- read mind; but you lose half the advantage of it unless you can assimilate what has been set be- fore you and let your mental food inspire as well as rest you." If there be a good in this Avorld that we do without knowing it. without conjecturing the effect it may have upon a human soul, it is when we shew kindness to the young in the first bar- ren footpath up the mountain of life. Man has not been placed -in this world to play and amuse himself. He w entrusted with a serious mission, and has various duties to per- form, not to a future generation, but to his own, and he who fails to labour for the improvement of his own life of to-day does not deserve another.-CARNEGIE. AVOIDING DISAPPOINTMENTS. Ail of us have more disappointments than we need to have. If we would learn to look upon life as an unfolding story of varied incident and ceaseless change, rising to its glorious climax, the ups and downs of it would seem less crucial to us. It hurts to be jolted out of our ruts; it is hard to bear losses, and sometimes harder to sustain wisely the inflowing of abundance. It wears upon us to toil for a great end, and to come far short of it. Yet there should be no real disappointment in all this, for we have no promise of immunity from change, or from failure to obtain our desires. If we expect to be undisturbed in a complacent walk we shall be disappointed. If we expect interruptions, we shall have fewer of those experiences that we commonly call disappointments. CIRCUMSTANCES. Instead of saying man is the creature of cir- cumstances it would be nearer the mark to say that man is the architect of circumstances. It is the character which builds an existence out of circumstances. Our strength is measured by our plastic power. From the same material one man builds palaces, another hovels, one wire- houses, another villas. Bricks and mortar are mortar and bricks until the architect can make them something else; thus it is that in the same family, in similar circumstances, one man rears a stately edifice, while his brother, vacillating and, incompetent, lives for ever arnid ruins; the block of granite which was an obstacle on the pathway of the weak, becomes a stepping-stone on the pathway of the strong.—G. H. LEWES. TYPES OF CHARACTER. There are three kinds of natures which take on themselves softness of manner and gentleness of touch—the natures with hands of steel, sharp, cruel, Avounding, well covered by velvet gloves; those with hands of bran, and pith, wax and putty, mere dummies without the power of grip or holding in them; and those with hands of honest human flesh and blood, soft, warm, re- sponsive, yielding, but with a serviceable frame- work of bone and muscle beneath, which when required can hold its own, and, if yielding on some occasions, can be defensive and repellent on others. These are the three most noteworthy types of the hand,that lies hidden beneath the velvet glove of smooth appearance and delicate texture—the characters to be found under the veil of a soft manner and a noticeably gentle exterior. TRUTH V. ORNAMENT. Nobody wants ornaments in this world, but everybody wants integrity. All the fair devhes that ever were fancied are not worfh a lie. Leave your walls as bare as^ a planed board, or build them of baked mud and chopped straw, if need be; but do not rough-cast them with false- hood.—RUSKIN.
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THE SUNDAY CORNER. Holiness doss not consist of doing uncom- mon things, but in doing all we do with purity of heart. « We treat God with irreverence by banish- ing Him from our thoughts, not by referring to His Will on slight occasions. His is not the finite authority or intelligence which can- not be troubled with small things. There is nothing so small, declared Ruskin, but tJmt we may honour God by asking His guidance of it, or insult Him by taking it into our own hands; and what is true of God is true also of His Revelation. We use it most rever- ently, when most habitually; our insolence is in ever acting without reference to it. our true honouring 'of it is in its universal application. Folks would read the Bible fast enough if they found us living it more. Never omit a good action for fear of vain- glory. If this vain-glorv displeases you, it will not prevent you becoming perfect, and the better part of each good act will be yours. A wet blanket soaks everything it touches. What is an angel? You first think of them hs having wings; but if you read the angel stories in the first chapters of Matthew and Luke, and in other places in the Gospels, you will find no mention of Avings. You can be an angel without wings. The word angel is derived from the Greek word angelnz, mean- ing messenger. All through the Bible you will find one thing true of all the angels men- tioned as being on earth, they Avere messen- gers, they were doing errands. And these errands were errands that God wished to have them do. Their object was to bring truth or comfort to people here on earth. An angel is, then, one who brings messages from God to men, one who does God's errands in blessing people. It is not so hard, then, to be an angel. Often when you are running on an errand, in the right spirit you are an angel. When you go to comfort and cheer someone you are often an angel. T<|»ere are lots of angels. You may see them e.ery day, watch them carrying God's messages, doing God's errands. Some are men and women; some are boys and girls. How many angels do you know? He needs no cross on his bosom who bears it in his breast. As far back as the Greek poets, it was a saying that the seeds of our punishment are sown at the same time that we commit the sin." Punishment is not something outside of sin, that one may escape by good luck. It is part of sin, inevitable and necessary. The river o £ the Water of Life has its rise on Calvary's hill. A smart young man met an aged minister in the street, and said, "I will give you this shilling for the charity for which you pleaded on Sunday, just for fun." "Just for fun!" exclaimed the venerable man, placing his hand on the young man's shoulder. Why that is just as it should be, for the Bible says The Lord loveth the hilarious giver.' The Greek word translated in our English Bible as cheerful is hilaros,' which means that a successful young man of business like you should give with that pleasurable excitement of the animal spirits which you now feel. Make it half-a-crown, my boy, just for fun." The breadth of your prayer determines its reach. Let us be chastened, quieted, humbled; be- cause we cannot tell how near we are to things eternal, and we do not realise the possibility that eternity is always nearer to us than time can ever be. » We are in the pew on Sundays, and the pulpit on weekdays. » tt Every single day should' be to you a day of roy". discontent, declared Henry Ward Beeeher. You never thought as well as you jught to think. You never meant as highly as you ought to mean. You never planned as nobly as you ought to plan. You never exe- cuted as well as you ought to execute. Over the production of the scholar, over the can- vas of the artist, over the task of the land- scape gardener, over the pruner's knife, there ought to hover perpetually his Wessed ideal. telling him, Your work is poor-it should be better," so that every day he should lift higher and higher, with an everlasting pur- suit of hope which shall end only in perfec- tion when he reaches the land beyond. If heaven's a place of love and mirth, Why not begin our heaven on earth? » it This is the Avay to obtain happiness— namely, by making those around us happy. He Avho sends joy down to the roots of society shall find that joy reproducing itself in the solaces and comforts of his own life. Our greatest glory is, not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Christ's command to enter one's closet and there pray to the Father in secret was exem- plified perfectly in His own life. All through the gospels are referencees to His departing alone to a mountain or some equally quiet place where He could, without interruption, pour out His heart to God. In these days we are wont to characterise as busy," we are sometimes tempted to think there is no oppor- tunity for carrying out our Lord's injunc- tion. We should not allow ourselves to be so easily defeated. Christ found the quiet place —His "closet"—because He was determined to find it, not because it was always at His hand. Somewhere is a "closet" for every- one, a place where God waits to hear and to answer to prayer which may be uttered only "in secret." tt tt Many prayer-meetings require longer faith and shorter prayers. X- tt • We see nothing as it really is. We are in a world of masks and sÎiadmvs and broken symbols; the real world is beyond, around; the real world is heaven. The mas who has no message is quite likely to have an impressive manner of delivering it. What can man do without the abiding God? Man's ship is useful only when it is filled and swept forward by God's trade winds; man's engine serves only when it is driven by God's lightnings; man's wheels turn around only when they are pounded upon by tfie river's current; man's inrellect needs the impact of God's truth man, in order to do good work, must see the heavens open, and Christ stand- ing by the throne of God. This vision of the eternal God who can carry on His work, makes the toiler equal to any task. We are two," said Mohammed's servant, looking down on the sple-ndoar of Damascus. Nay, we are three, for God is with us." Oh, what comfort in this for the tired worker That the temple is God's, and that He will- raise up another builder to carry up the walls and crown it with flashing dome. If God is, then all events are well. What cares the babe for the blackness and the wild storm, if only the mother holds it to her bosom and croons the hymn of j>eace? And in the hour when the world reels beneath his feet, frail man be- comes almost omnipotent in the thought that beneath this World are the everlasting arms.
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THE BARCELONA OUTBREAK. POSITION STILL CRITICAL. CITY ISOLATED BY LAND AND SEA. The Spanish official reports announce that order has been restored in Barcelona, where the Government are masters of the situa- tion." The entire- population is suffering from hunger, and the small supplies which are arriving by sea are being bought up at exorbitant prices. CLEARING BARCELONA STREETS. The work of clearing the streets of wreck- age was begun on Saturday, says Reuter. The city bears a terrible aspect after the riot- ing. The fronts of buildings are riddled with projectiles, and the walls of some of the houses have been swept away by shells and are heaped up in the streets. The scattered remnants of barricades add to the confusion. 100 REVOLUTIONISTS SHOT. The wounded in the fighting were numer- ous, and a considerable portion have fled to their own homes. A hundred of the revolu- tionists and incendiaries have been sum- marily judged and shot on the spot. Several months must elapse before" business and in- dustry are re-established, and the situation is serious for the immediate future. The Captain-General of Catalonia has in- formed the Government that no further rein- forcements are required. In the course of an interview on the Barce- lona rising, the Minister of the Interior de- clared that there had not been such a serious movement of the kind since the Paris Com- mune. The Government, however, was "completely master of the situation." SITUATION STILL CRITICAL." Refugees from Spain who reached Cerbere (on the French frontier) on Sunday morning, however, describe the situation on the coast as serious. Grave disturbances continue.' In spite of statements to the contrary, they eay, the situation in Barcelona is still regarded as critical. No news can come through from the city, which is isolated by land and sea. The surrounding district is saiclistill to be in the hands of the revolutionaries, who are in- tercepting all communication by road«> and railway. Another message from Cerbere says the conflict between the revolutionaries and the troops was still raging in Barcelona on Sun- day night, and the artillery fire from the forte in the districts occupied by the revolu- tionaries was almost incessant. The insur- gents in Barcelona have proclaimed a Republic. TERRIBLE SCENES OF CARNAGE AND DESTRUCTION. A special correspondent gives a graphic narrative of recent events in the rebellious district. Telegraphing on Monday from Cap Cerbere, the correspondent says that at an early hour he rode out beyond the Spanish frontier on horseback. In the course of my journey," he says, I met a party of refugees from Barcelona and the surrounding districts. These included men, women, and children in a destitute con- dition, having left behind all their belongings in the haste of their departure. Upon in- quiry I was informed that, although fighting was still proceeding in Barcelona and the out- lying suburbs, the back of the revolutionary movement in the city itself had been broken. 150 CHURCHES AND CONVENTS BURNT "The destruction of property by armed bands of insurgents is enormous. They have burnt no fewer than 150 churches and con- vents throughout the province. The refugees whom I met, however, said that the revolu- tionaries had not killed the nuns or priests when sacking the churches and convents. AH confirm the terrible nature of the street fight- ing in Barcelona, and state that thousands were killed and wounded. Many of the in- surgents, unable to escape from the town or to join the numerous bands which still hold eut in the outlying districts, were concealed iii the houses by their friends. Executions are taking place daily at the fortress"* of Montjuich. to the north of the city. In many of the small towns the insurgents have seized the municipal buildings and have pro- claimed a Republic. I have even seen pass- ports sfgned in the name of the revelutionary Government." BURNING FARMS AND SHOT-RIDDLED RUINS. The whole of the country surrounding Bar- eelona and Gerona is in a state of anarchy, as, indeed, is the north province of Catalonia. The populacecis infuriated at the shooting of the revolutionaries in the prison fortress of Montiuiah..TheM were the men* jvho were <;&pTure(? In tHe fighting- iri the Calle de SIHS Martin, and among them was Seiior Iglesias, the leader of the Provisional Government set up by the anarchists in Barcelona. All along the coast, from the Gulf de Rosas to the roadstead of Barcelona, the villages and hamlets have been pillaged and sacked-, Burning farms and houses, and shot-riddledf ruins, are everywhere in evidence along the main roads leading towards Barcelona. WOMEN FACE THE SOLDIERS. The special correspondent of the Daily Telegraph in Barcelona in a graphic des- patch says: To describe all the events ab Barcelona would require a book of 100 pages., The revolutionists have committed all Man- ner of crimes. Great savagery was displayed in the convents, where the nuns and their young pupils were violated and murdered-, Gross sacrilege, too, was committed in thef chapels. Churches, schools, warehouses were, pillaged amid cries of Long live the social revolution!' "Death to the rich" 'Down with the army" Acting under the orders of the revolutionists, women and children carried casks of oil to feed the flames, and when tho soldiers arrived the women placed themselves in front of their rifles. in order to give the men time to flee or prepare to resist. Tram- cars were burnt, kiosks overturned, every- thing destroyed, and at night the lack of elec- tricity aggravated the situation. Several in- cendiaries were imprisoned, and those caught red-handed were shot on the spot."
THE POSITION IN MOROCCO. SPANISH CONVOY SURPRISED, A Melilla despatch states that & defteli- ment of troops escorting a Spanish convoy off supplies and ammunition has been surprised by the Moors. Several officers were wounded. According to other telegrams the batteries on Fort Camelloe and on the Hippodrome 0111 Saturday s~epi ith she!! fire the gorges off the Gurugu, where numerous bodies of that enemy are still posted. On Saturday the Spanish artillery bom- barded the enemy's camp to protect a convox of rations on its way to outposts. In the fighting at Alhucemas the tribesmen^ to the "number of 5,000 or 6,000, assembled in* the market-place of the village, and the gtirm of the fort were trained on them. The first shell dropped right among the tribesmen,. doing terrific executioa. It is stated that during one attack on the* Spaniards the Moors advanced to withia twelve yards of, the Spanish firing line. Civilians are helping the troops to fight thet ttiffians, and are shewing great courage and causing many casualties among the enemy bjC their good marksmanship. The revictualling of the Spanish forces bat* been effected without difficulty. A despatch from Melilla states that 1,609 infantry, 180 artillerymen, and guns And stores have been landed, and 230 wounded left for Malaga.
GAVE HER LIFE FOR HER CHILD. An inquest was held on Monday at Souttt Benfleet, near Southend, on Mrs. AliC& Matilda Albury, of Barking, wife of at stationer, who was run over and killed by as train at Benfleet Station on Saturday whilstt endeavouring to save her child. Evidence was given that the child was crossing the linef when the train was seen approaching, and, int rus&ing across the, metals to save it, the de-* ceased woman was' caught by the engine and killed. The child esca- ed. The accident was witnessed by decease's husband. The jurjf returned a verdict of accidental dmth, and added a rider calling the attention of the railway company and the Board of Tradq t% the dangerous nature of the crossing.