CLYDACH EISTEDDFOD. PEMBROKESHIRE BARD CAPTURES THE "CHAIR," The tenth annual "chair" eisteddfod, pro- moted in connection with the Carmel Con- gregational Church, ww bsld in a marquee in the Forge Fach, Clydich, on Satur4.iy. There was a long list of competitors, and white the attendance was good, it was rot up to the average of previous years, he productions were of a high standird throughout, and the competitions proved especially keen. Mr. loan Davies, M.E., ClydAdi, presided, while Mr. D. Clydach Thomas (general secretary) made a capital eiateddfodic conductor. The adjudicators were:—Music, J £ r. W. T. David, of Tony- pandy, aad Mr. Ivor Owen, L.R.A.M., of Manfielton; poetry and recitations, Mr. & Davies (" Eilir tf&i,"), of Llansamlet, at d Yis. T. Stephens. Mr. Llewelyn 9avies was the accompanist. Messrs. John Thoaiis (chairman of committee), D. D. Thomas (ta-owurer), and D. J. Jenkins (assistant secretary; made efficient officers. rllie awarda were:— PLanoiOTte solo (for competitors not over 12): Ida Lewis. Swansea. Solo for children (not over 10): 1, Selina Cook, Morrieton; 2. Bessie Hagedorn, Loughor. Recitation for children (not over 12): Divided between Gladys Thomas Trebanos, and Victor Morris, Llansamlet. Solo for boys (not over 13): First raud second prizes equally divir1 -1 i-"twpen Glyn Clement, Loughor ;lliams, 3orseinon. Solo for girls (not over 1.): I Selina t'ook, Morriston; 2, Sarah Harris, Penclawdd. Pianoforte solo (for competitors not over 15): Divided between Elsie Thomas and Doris Jones, both of Swansea. Solo for boys (not over 17): Phillip Davies. Godrergraig. Solo for gjrls (not over 17): Beatrice Anthony, Martselton. Eecitition for children (not over 16): Miss" Bkxlwen Davies, f'forestfach. Pi'i.nofort'j solo (for competitors not over 18), "Petrograd": Divided between Dilys Davies, Plasmarl, and Muriel Jones, Swan- sea. BecltaltOT. for adults. "Charge of the Light Brigade": Divided between Ethel llaud Francis, Lransa-mlet, and John L. Thomas, Clydach; consolation, Morgan R. Roberts, Clanamman. Poem. "V Gwladgarwr" (The Patriot): Mr. T. Ree.-s Davies, of Cwm Rhos-ddu, Glogue, Pembrokeshire, who captured the bardic chair offered. Mr. loan Davies (president), in the absenca of the successful bard, was duly "chaired" as a deputy, and the "chairing" sons was sweetly sung ) y liiias Gwen Williams (Trebanos), who was accompanied on the harp by Mr John Lewis. ftoprano win, "Bob no* oleu lenad f !">r. Protheroe); Miis- Esther Ann Joshua, God- re'rgrai^. Contralto solo, "Alone on the Raft" (Rodney): Miss Blodwen Jones, Hafod. Swansea. Tenor solo. "Baner ein Gwlad": Mr. Richard Jones, Ynistanglws, Clydach. Baritone solo, "Y Milwr liiwr" (Dr Parry): Mr. William Lewis, Fforestfach. Champion solo (confined to competitors who had not previously won a prize exceed- inlr one guinea): Miss Esther Ann Joshua, Godie'rgraig She sang "Llan y Cariadau Champion solo (open): Divided between Madame Beesie Morris, Ammanford, and Ih. Williams Lewis, Ffcrestfach. Children's choir competition, "Sleep, My Deny" (D. W. Lewis): Birchgrove Children's Choir (conducted by Mr. Richard Leyshon) The successful conductor was presented with a ailver-monntcd lutoD. Fforestfach was the ivnsuccesf-fuL choir. Mixed choir competition, "Marseillaise": Ystalyfera Mixed Choir (conducted by Mr. J. Williamsi. The successful conductor v, aa presented with a medal. Alltwen, Amman Glee Society. Salem (Llangyfelach), and Cíy. dach were the unsuccessful choim. Male voice choir competition, Comrades in Anns": Bryn United Male Voice Choir, Swansea (conducted by Mr. Brinley Evam). The successful conductor was presented with a band'^mc cup. Tanygrafg. Fforest- fach, Ravenhill, Craigctfnparc, and Ynis- tawe were the unsuccessful choirs. 0.
RESOLVEN EISTEDDFOD. I A successful eisteddfod was held at Sardis, Resolven, on Saturday. Mr. Hugh Edwards, M.P., presided, and re- ceived a great ovation front his consti- tuents. The adjudicators were :-rMusic, 11;1' T. Hopkin Evans. Mus. Bac., Xeatli, and Mr. Thornbtirn, Glyn-Neatli; reci- tations, the Rev. Thos. Morgan, Skevven; prisse bags, Mr*. Redshaw, Reeolven; mining, Mr. Thos. Redsliaw, Reeolven. 'The following were the principal a ward:; Pia norortc colo (open), Miss Annie Williams, Llansamlet: recitation (Welsh), T. Joint, Neath Ahbey; prize bag, Mitis Dennis, Reeolven; duet, Mor- gan Edwards and J. Williams, Mountain -Ash: mining essay, D. A. Jenkins, Reeol- ven: juvenile choir, Britonferry (Mr. L- Davies); contralto solo, Miss Davies, Britonferry; recitation (English), Elwyu Rees, Cross Hands; girw eolo, Irene Owen, Uanamlet; recitation (open), T. John, NeAth Abbey; bora solo, J. O. Roberts, Sketty; quartette. J. Williams and friends. Mountain Ash; male voice, Skewen. Mr. Hugh Edwards, M.P., in the course of his presidential address, referred tp the fact that one of the Welsh bishops had lately been railing against the hold- ing of an eisteddfodie assembly during tlie continuance of the war as hot only in- opportune, but as something utterly in- congruous with the spirit and demands of tlieee strenuous times. The bishop had even likened an eistedd- fod at such a juncture to the fatuity of Nero's fiddling at a time when Rome was burning. But, surely, even in a time of national crisis an institution which found its highest mission in ministering to the deepest emotions of a nation should be spared the penalty of an episcopal ban. The Prime Minister had described the war as one in which the spiritual forces struggled against the mastery of brute strength, and for that reason Welshmen could claim full justification in seeking strength and sustenance from an insti- tution which was pre-eminently the native university of the Welsh democ- racy-the home of the muse, and the nursery of the nation's heroes. ♦
THE NATIONAL EISTEDDFOD. I E t. The Execntive Committee of the National Eisteddfod of Wales, arranged to be held at Bangor next month, meet on Saturday to consider a recom- mendation from the Finance Committee that in view of the absence of cheap rail- way bookings the five choral competitions, the band contests, and the Saturday con- certs be abandoned. There is a feeling in favour of abandon- ing the Eisteddfod altogether, but this course would involve considerable loss to the guarantors.
AN ACTRESS'S P,ETITION. I In the Divorce Court Monday, Mr. Jus- tice Horridge granted Mrs. Ethel Maud Waller, an actress, a decree nisi against Mr. Edmund Waller, also in the theatri- cal profession, on the ground of his deser- tion and adultery. The case was un- defended. Counsel said the desertion was non- compliance with a decree for restitution of conjugal rights granted by Mr. Justice Bargrave Deane in July last year. With regard' to the adultery, counsel said ii appeared that the husband stayed at an hotel at Boulogne with a lady from July 18th to 20th. Petitioner said it was after her return from an Australian tour that her hus- band declined to live with her. Counsel read the evidence of a witness to prove that re-spondent and a lady stayed at Boulogne together*
| FOR CHARITY. ) FOR CHARITY. 1 THE OPEN HEART OF THE NATION. I The war has opened the heart of the nation as nothing has ever done before. There is not a family in the land that has not contributed something either ro the relief of suffering o* to the comfort of the troops at the front. The full ex- tent of these contributions would be difficult to estimate had it not been that a careful observer in Mr. W. E. Dowding, of the National Relief Fund, has been preparing for book form a permanent re- cord of this magnificent output of volun- tary effort. From the particulars which he has gathered of all voluntary work since the war broke out, he estimates, he said in an interview the value in money of the gifts in cash and in kind in the United King- dom alone at £ 25,000,000. In addition to these gifts, there are all the contributions from the Colonies, which would bring up the total to at least £ 30,000,000. This sum does not touch military work, and the offer of men and equipment—those splendid offers, for example, from '.he Princes in India and from Colonial legislatures. If we were to add these, the total could very easily be put at £ 40,000,000. Although this is a strikingly large figure in contrast with ihything that has been done before, yet it may also be looked at," he remarked, in proportion to the part which the Empire is taking in the v* ar. It really, is not, proportion- ately, a largo sum. Against the huge figures of the War Loan it looks, indeed, rather small. But, whereas the War Loan is lent at a profit, this sum has been en- tirely given without prospect of return: i- is a sacrifice. It does show, indeed, as Mr. Masterman very rightly says in an article in the Contemporary Review,' that even those who stay at home, the non-combatants, are deply determined to do their part. Four Funds That Exceed a Million. 1 lie largest fund raised hitherto in this country was the South African War Fund, which reached just over £ 1,100,000. There are already four funds in this country which have passed that total, namely: "The National Relief Fund, which, in- cluding tin amount contributed for re- lief, b- it not c-ent to the central fund, is at ka ,tb,tlOO.HOO The lud Cross and St. John Ambu- lance Funi, amountjn;; tc I he Belgian iMief Fund, which is well over a million. "'1 he contributions to the neutral com- mission for lelief in Belgium, also well CAer a million. Amongst many other large funds is the Y.M.C.A. War Emergency Fund, which is about £ 5,000,030 Gifts in Kind. I Gifts in kind to soldiers and sailors are so numerous that it is almost im- sossible to estimate accurately their value. I have prepared a list of the items that have been collected by vari- ous organMations, and it is four hundred long, ranging from lavender and verbena for the hospitals right up to complete hospital equipments, fleets of motor am- bulances, all kinds of clothing, furniture for hut. imes amusements, eggs, Christmas pudding6, vegetables, razors, and field glassas. "Then, as you know, a vast quantity of cigars and tobacco lias been sent to the troop3. One Londo.i paper has col- lected more than 80,OTn>,OO0 cigarettes and another and all over tha country newspapers have had tobacco funds. It would be a conservative esti- mate to value these gifts in kind to the soldiers and sailors at £ 5,000.000. "To show how thoroughly the appeals have reached individuals, the case may mentioned of a village in Yorkshire, v. hell sent in stfch a large contribution to one of the funds that I inquired of .lH' Chairman of the Parish C^ititil how it had been done. He sent a long des- cription of his methods, which ended in the statement that every d.iy they had put the names of contributors on a black' hoard outside ths vill ige schoolroom Employes and Employers. Workmen's collections either in boxes or on lists, or by means of an agreed deduction from the wee-kly wages, have yielded an incalculable amount. Only this week the miners of Nof 1 inghamshire and Derbyshire have deckled to make a gift of -830,000 for iitotor ambulances and to subscribe tl,OM a month to maintain .them. At the same time the colliery owners in those two counties have made a gift of Y,3,5,000 for similar purposes. And then Employers throughout the country have established wages funds, in which they reserve money both for the men themselves when they retturn to dviillife and for their dependents during the war. There are many cases of wage- earners contributing to the dependents of their fellows who have joined the Colours and of employers doubling the sum. In fact, I do not think that any distinction can be drawn in this matter between rich and poor. Sacrifices of the Poor. Thei-e have been remarkable sacrifices a.mongst the poor, such as these:— The boys of a reformatory school gave up their annual holiday to send money to the Prince of Wales's Fund. The girls of a training home gave up puddings and had dry hredin order to make a weekly contribution to one of the large funds. A working woman with no. money offered a florin brooch which was given to her by her husband on her wedding day tweraty-one years ago. There have been gifts from all parts of the world. The chief of these was. perhaps, the million bags of flour from Canada. Four million pounds of cheese was sent by the Government of Quebec. All parts of the Empire have sent fruits of the earth and have supported by col- lection's nearly all the funds raised in the United Kingdom. Few Fraudulent Appeals. A good many people have been en- couraged by superficial statements in some newspapers to believe that fradulent ap- peals are prevalent. That is not so. As a matter of fact, the large number of genuine appeals and the constant pub- licity given to tLm by the Press, which has acted most generously all through the war, seems to have directed public charity into the proper channels, and spurious ap- peals have been shouldered out. One interesting consideration is how this great outpouring of war charity has affected' the permanent charity of the country. So far as I have been able to ascertain the permanent charities have done better during the war than they did before. The war, in fact, seems to have acted just as Christmas does in I opening people's hearts."
BRYNHYFRYD LADY'S FUNERAL. I The remains of Mrs. Fred Francis, of Saddler-street, Brynhyfryd, were interred at Cwmgelly Camotery on Saturday. The Rev. A. W. Wardle officiated, and the mourners were: Mr. Fred Francis (husba rtt! Mr. and Mrs. Bennett (parents), Mr. and Mrs. >H. Ben- nett, Mr. and Mrs. I. Francis, Mr. and Mrs. Jewell, Misses Rose Jewell and Florrie Wicketts, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Passmoro, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Francis, Mr. and Mrs. E. Francis, Miss Louie Francis, Master Reggie Passmore, Mr. J. ilraneis, Mr. R. Palmer, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Weaver, Miss Nellie Francis, and Mr. E. Francis. The deceased young lady who, passed away after a very short illness, was a teacher at the Landore Wesleyan Sunday School, and many of the members and I friends attended the funeral. A memorial H?r\-ice was held at I^an- ,dMe l\Tidu Chaj? m Suadaj ht"
ASSASSIN'S HAND. ATTEMPT TO KILL MR. J. P. MORGAN: New York, July 4.—Yesterday Ameri- calIS, who hai already begun the cele- bration of Independence Day, although ti:o national festival docs not occur until to-morrow, werj startled by a now Ger- man crime. Mr. J. P. Morgan, the famous son of a famous father, was, ;n his own house, seriously and painfully wounded by shots fired by a pro-German, who is said to be a professor from a university. The would-be assassin after arrest, said: "I was sent by no one, and I have no accomplice. God Almighty told me in a dream to kill Morgan, and to destroy his home and family if I could, for in that way I could'end the war. lIe (Mor- gan) alone is responsible for the great shipments.of arms and ammunition from this country, and could stop tho war if he would. God knows I am perfectly willing to die in the cause of humanity." Revolver and Dynamite. That the man intended to massacre the whole of Mr. Morgan's family and destroy his home seems proved. He had dynamite sticks and nitro-glycerine in a bottle, in addition to the revolver with which he wounded the famous banker. Before making his attack the man dashed a euit case containing the explo- sives to the ground with such force that it is a miracle that there was no explosion. The man who apparently had been in hiding near the house on Friday night applied at Glencove, Long Island, the financier's summer residence, yesterday morning, and created a disturbance with the butler. Mr. Morgan emerged from his library to ascertain the cause. The butler stepped aside as his master asked the intruder what he wanted, and saw the latter draw a revolver. Seizing a heavy brass utensil, the butler crashed it on the man's head, but unfor- tunately he was too late to stop him from firing twice at Mr. Morgan, who in the meantime had tackled his assailant. The man continued to struggle after he was seized. Explosion at the Capitol. i From his statement it seems obvious that his hostility was aroused by Mr. Morgan's assistance to and friendship for Great Britain. This incident, following immediately on an attempt at the destruction of the Capitol by a bomb explosion, which damaged one wing, has stirred America as nothing but an attempt on the President could have done. The double frightfulness of the explo- sion at the Capitol and the attempted murder of Mr. Morgan are reduced by later intelligence to the acts of a single individual. He has admitted that his name is Holt, and that he was formerly an instructor at Cornell University. The sensationalism of his second crime is increased by the fact that the British Ambassador was Mr. Morgan's guest, and they had been breakfasting together. Sir C. Spring céhelped his host to tackle Holt and held him while Mrs. Morgan and a nurse disarmed him. The man was then arrested by the police and brought before a justice. Holt is an American citizen and has grandparents of Franco-German stock. He had been staying at the Ogden Mills Hotel, which corresponds to London's Rowton Houses. A Monomaniac. I The bottle in his vaiiso, Holt says, con- tained benzine. He had two revolvers. The police believe that he was responsible for the bomb placed at Mr. Carnegie's re- cently. As he stood with bandaged head in court he presented all the characteristics of Yin unbalanced fanatic, his high cheek bones accentuating his deeply sunken eyes and thin and firmly-closed lips. His forehead is good, ,but his ears stand out. His whole appearance^ indicates abnormal self-esteem. rt. There is little doubt that brooding on one subject has destroyed his mental equi- librhun. Mr. Morgan's condition, according to the latest accounts, is satisfactory. The xuore serious of the two wounds was in the groin, the bullet passing out at the back. Holt's latest version of his crime is that he did not intend to kill Mr. Mor- gan, and that he was armed for self-de- fence if attacked by the guards. He hoped, he says, to persuade the financier to use his influence to prevent any further exportation of arms. The re- volver was fired with the intension of scaring Mr: Morgan, who had attacked him, and the latter was accidentally wounded as a consequence of his own act. Holt is married and has two children, one an infant girl. He is said to be a brilliant scholar. A Farnous Backer. Mr. Pierpont Morgan is acting for the British Government in connection with the enormous purchases of munitions now being made in America. Mr. Mor- gan, who was born in 1867, is the son of the famous banker, Mr. J. Pierpont Morgan, from whom ho inherited a for- tune of over 212,000,000. Mr. J. P. Morgan's Assailant. I Chicago. Monday.—Holt, the assailant of Mr. J. P. Morgan, is really Erich Muenter, a former student of Chicago University, according to the circum- stantial statement of an old college as- sociate, to a Chicago newspaper. This informant says Muenter was born in Germany, and that he disappeared on his wife's suspicious death, and subse- quently re-married He had since heard that Muentei was teaching under the name of Holt.—Renter.
"JOHN BULL" TO PAY £ 1,500. Before the Lord Chief Justice and a special jury in the King's Bench Division Monday, Liebig's Extract of Meat Comp- any, Limited, were awardt-d 21,500 dam- ages against "John Bull," Ltd., and Messrs. Odhams, Ltd., printers of "John Bull," for libel. Mr. Tindal Atkinson for plaintiffs, said they were a Britisn company, supported by British capital. They had never had the slightest con- nection with the German Government since the war commenced, and had had nc. contract with them since then. It was an intolerable insult and wrong that any- one should sugest any connection with the German Government. Notwithstanding this, in "John Bull" for March 27th last, there appeared an article which in effect charged the plain- tiffs with high treason, namely trading with the enemy. It occurred in this way. In the window of a Croydon newspaper office was shown a number of war ex- hibits, including a case called an "emer- gency ration." This contained a tin of Liebig's Extract of Meat. A gentleman, called a commissoiner for "John Bull," called and saw this, and at once said it was supplied by a German firm. The case, however, be- longed to Sergeant Laws, whose mother had lent it for exhibition. Counsel read the article complained of which referred to the exhibits.
REPAIRS TO SWANSEA SCHOOLS. At the Building Sub-Committee of the Swansea Education Committee on Mon-1 day, Mr. J. Devonald presiding, it was reported that the external painting of the schools was in a fair condition, and it was decided to leave it for the year. The Borough Architect reported that necessary work in the playgrounds would eoet £ 540. Neath-road girls' and Pentre- poth boys' yai-d-, were particularly bad. These, with the patching of Rutland- ¡ street Schools, would cost 22C6. It was decided to do this portion of the work.
THE LOVE TMAT WAMEE) MIDDLE-AGED COUPLE IN AMMAN. FORD SEPARATION CASE. A stimmons for separation, on the ground of desertion. heard at Ammanford Police Court on Monday morning, pre- sented unusual features. The applicant was Caroline Finch, of 36, High-street, Ammanford, and the defendant Robert Finch, a collier, now livinsr in Llandebis- read. For applicant, Mr- T. C. Harley (Llan- dilo) said the applicant was 50, the de- fendant 40, and they were married on 8th January last. For a few weeks they lived comfortably, but later, for some reason, defendant would have nothing whatever to do with his wife, would not walk out with her. scorned her, and brought the conjugal relationship to an -end-I Defendant, -who denied desertion, said he was told to go, yet paid emphatically, in reply to the clerk, that he did not want to go back to his wife. Applicant corroborated her solicitor's opening Before they wedded she was a widow with one son, and defendant a widower with two. Afterwards defendant told her dozens of times that she was not to go out with him or leave the house while he was out. If they met in the street he would get out of the way. He left her for three days in the middle of March, and a week before Easter went away for six weeks, subsequently lived with her for five days, and then left altogether with his two boys. He had. not since contributed to her maintenance. Defendant (to applicant): You don't care for me because I don't take drink. You don't like men who don't drink. Applicant: You were going out every night, and coming home full of beer! Defendant: You know more than I do th en. Applicant: Speak the truth, please I Defendant (to the Bench): She was naggting me from morning to night because I would not drink. I could not go to the Young Men's Christian Associa- tion. Applicant: I had good reason for nagging, because he was always coming home full of be&r. Eventually, defendant offered 5s. per week, but Ohe Bench made an order for the payment of 8s. per week, with costs
DEBTOR WITH 15 CHILDREN. At Carmarthen County Court on Friday, before Judge Ll-oyd Morgan, K.C., an ap- plication was made by Mr. Noyes, solici- tor, Aftimanford, for the discharge in bankruptcy of John Jones, Gelynengoch, Manordeilo, timber haulier. The order of adjudication was inade in July, 1897, the liabilities being £ 438 odd, and a dividend of lOi<l. in the X was paid. The reported offences were those of keeping no books of account and trading after knowledge of insolvency. Mr. Noyes said that the main cause of debtor's failure was his heavy household expenses. At that time his quiver was not full "-he had five children; but since the bankruptcy he had bad 12 more chil- dren, and 15 were now alive. Since some of the family had grown up he had been able to got on his feet again. He had bought a farm for £1,090, and of that JG600 was provided him by the grown-up chil- dren. The. Judge: That passes to the .trustee in bankruptcy, and I have nothing to do with it. Mr. Noyes: What I ask you to do when you are fixing the amount debtor has to pay is to have regard not only to the creditors, but to the children who have both a moral and equitable claim against him. The Judge: You want me to consent to his discharge subject to judgment being entered against him? Mr. Noyes: Ye.s, for a certain sum. Debtor said that three of his sons were in the Army, and eight children were still at school. When asked as to the number of chil- dren at school, debtor first said nine, but corrected himself. The Judge: He has so many that he does not know. Mr. Noyes: I had to take the names out of the family Bible as the parent could not remember exactly to give them in proper order. The Official Receiver said debtor was not entitled to any property acquired or devolved upon him after the bank- ruptcy. The farm purchased last year and the proceeds of the stock sale were vested in him as trustee. He knew it was hard lines. The Judge: It is a hard case. I see the legal difficulty. The law is quite clevr, that any property acquired before the dis- charge vests in the trustee. The Official Receiver: This application for discharge is to prevent me to inter- vene. The case was adjourned.
PONTARDAWE COMPANY AND OFFICIALS SUMMONED. Ait Pontardawe Police Court on Friday, before Mr. E. G. Benthall and other magistrates, twenty summonses were down for hearing against the Glantawe Tinplate Company, twenty summonses against Mr. J. P. Davies (manager of the oompany), and twenty summonses against Mr. Gwilym Michael, a clerk in the em- ploy of the oompany, for false declara- tion of weights in regard to tinplates consigned by the company to Swansea. Mr. Turner, of Birmingham, prose- cuted on behalf of the Midland Railway Company, who instituted the proceedings, whilst Mr. Morgan Davies, Pontardawa, defended. Mr. Turner explained that a settlement had been arrived at subject to the approval of the magistrates. He ex- plained tha t the company had agreed to I pay 10s. in respect of each summom?, ?d in regard to bhe manager and clerk they had agreed to pay .£1 each in respect to each of the summonses. I Mr. Morgan Da,vies, who pleaded guilty for the defendants, said he agreed with the statement made by Mr. Turner. The IDIagilJtrates made an order for the amounts agreed upon.
« LATE MR. J. E. SHORROCK ) The funeral of Mr. J. E. Shorrock, late proprietor of the Whyndliam Hotel, Col- lege-street. Swansea, took place at Dany- graig Cemetery on Sunday. The deceased gentleman, who wag 44 years of age, ex- pired suddenly at the hotel on Wednes- day. The chief mourners were: Mrs. J. E. Shorrock (widow), Mr. Victor Sborrock (son), Mrs. S. Shorrock (mother), Mr. S. Shorrock (brother), Miss K. Shorrock (sister), Mr. W. Dawson (brother-in-law), Mrs. Margerison (sister-in-law). The licensed victuallers were represented by Messrs. Geo. Mayou, H. Rogers, J. Mason, W. Evans, Stephen Evans, Evan Rees, T. S. Clark, Stephen Hayes, M. Delaney, P. Coutanche, Enoch Richards, Henry Heck- len, R. Nyrirlit Johns (Loughor), T, Williams (Dunvant), T. Thomas, Sid Allen, D. Rees. S. Dacey, and the R.A.O.B. lodges by Brothers Palmer Paul, D. Jones, D. Mainwaring, Stanley John- ston, D. R. Evans, W. Goaman, R. Hurn, D. James, R. Anders, P.O. Cooper, W. Hibbett, T. Wiilcox, A. Morgan, T. Hut- chings, John Monk. E. G. Protheroe, R. Ward and W. Lewis. While Mr. N. V. Bowater, brother to Sir T. V. Bowater, the late Lord Mayor of London,-was motoring" somewhere in France with a hiend he found by the roadside an exceptionally fine specimen of the rare lizard orchid, which makes its appearance at intervals of many years on this side of the Chauncl.
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DOG SHOW. LIST OF AWARDS AT TRIMSARAN EXHIBITION. The first annual dog show wa.s held at Trimsaran, near Llanelly, on Saturday, and the event had attracted exhibitions from a wide area. There were in all 19 classes, but in some the entries were not numerous. The show was under Kennel Club rules, and the principal officials were:—Presi- dent, Mr. W. J. Graham; judges—open and local classes, Mr. T. Arthur Evaxis, Lianelly; children's class, Miss P. L. Gravell, Kidwelly; chairman of commit- tee, Mr. John Lloyd; vice-chairman, Mr. George Williams; hon. secretary, Mr. G. Morris. Appended is a list of the awards:- Bloodhounds and Great Danes (Dog or Bitch).-I and 2, Miss Brogden, Iscoed, Fcrryside, Henry of Brighton and Nellie of Brighton. Retriever, Setter and Pointer (Dog or Bitelt).-I, Lieut. W. H. Buckley; 2, John Davies. Pwll, Buller Spaniel, Welsh or English Springer (Dog or 13itch).-3, Wm. Morris, Burryport, Boggie. Spaniel, any variety (Dog or Bitch).-I, F. S. Holloway, Lady Bradlow; 2, Wm. Morris, Broggie; 3, J. H. Porter, Burry- port, Yvonne. Fox Terrier, Smooth (Dog or Bitch).— 1, James Bowen, Lianelly, Lianelly Boy; 2, Tom Morris, Llanelly; 3, Dd. John, Bush Hotel, Loughor, Queen of the Bush; r, Phil. Hughes, Lianelly, Stepney Boy. Fox Terrier, Wire (Dog or Bitch).—1. Ben Lewis, Lloyd's Bank lionfe, Llanelly, Penlan Banker; 2, Cornelius Coles, Man- selton, Swansea, Foiler Double; 3, W. J. Williams, St. Paul's, Llanelly, Peter Blucher; r, Jos. Rees, Sketty-road, Swan- sea, Cockett School Girl. Airdale or Irish Terrier (Dog or Bitch).—1, Dd. Lewis, Glyn-road, Bryn- amman, Gljtfi Boy; 2, John Anthony, Ty- isha Tyrant; 3, Wm. Hughes, Bryn-road, Llanelly, Pilot; r, F. Francis, 6, Cresc- ent-row, Llanelly, Imperial Performer. Sporting, Any Variety (Dog or Bitch). -1, Ben. Lewis, Lloyd's Bank House, Llanelly, Penlan Banker; 2, Jas. Bowen, Old Castle-road, Lianelly, Lianelly Boy; 3, Cornelius Coles, & Swansea, Fqiler Double; r, Miss Brogiren, Iscoed, Ferry- side, Henry of Brighton. Collie or sheep dog: 1, Gwilym Thomas, Cockett, Cockett President; 2, Stephen Evans, Ponthenry, Black Watch; 3, divided between W. E. Davies, Pottery- place, Lianelly, Lavanne Carlotta, and Gwilym Thomas, Cockett, Cockett Presi dent. Children's class, any breed: 1, W. E. Davies, La.vanne Carlotta; 2, Ben Lewis, Penlan Panker; 3 and commended, A. Pool, Gilbert House, Llanelly, Oily and Linda Sunnyend. Scottish terrier: 2. John Watkins, Bandore, Mysydd Peggy. Non-sporting: 1, Gwilym Thoanas, Cocke-tt President; 2, W. E. Daviee, Lavanne Carlotta; 3, Stephen Evans, Ponthenry Black Watch. Selling class, X-3: 1, Tom Morris; 2, David John; 3, Miss Brogden, (Jhrista.bel Iscoed. West Highland white terrier: Miss Brogden, Christabel Iscoed. S, Any variety not having won a prize before: 1. Ben Lewis, Penlan Banker; 2. T. Morris, 20, Albert-street, Lianelly, Brynmor Darkie; 3, Miss Brogtlem, Christa;bel Iscoed. Sea-lyham claas (anv breeds 1, 2, reserve, and very highly commended, H. Buckley Ivoderiek. Goodig, Burrvport; 3, lieutenant W. H. Buckley, Penyfai, Lanelly. Litter class: 1, David John, T/oughor. Greyhound: 1, Thomas Evans, Kid- welly, ( rai-fiold: 2, Tom Williams, Dim- path, Lianelly,, Fly; 3, Thomas, Burn- ham, Kidwelly, Fly. Silver medial presented by Mr. W. J. Thomas. Llaneilly, for best dog in the show: Miss Prod den, Henry of Brighton. Special prize for best retriever: John Davies. Pwll, Buller. Special prize for best dog or bitch in (children's classr 1, W. E. Davies, Lavanne Carlotta. After the show a recruiting meeting was hekl, when Mr. Havton Williams, solicitor, Lianelly, delivered a speech. L—
HAPPY INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. Swansea School Attendance and Indus- trial School Sub-committce met on Mon- day afternoon, Mr. W. J. Powleslancl pre- sid ing. Before the committee was the annual report of the Chief Inspector of Reforma- tory and Industrial Schools (Mr. Charles E. B. Russell), which recorded many improvements ih the pre- mises during the year. The improve- ment of practical manual work, and the inauguration of a troop of Boy Scouts was a most commendable new feature, and likely to be of con- siderable value to the boys themselves, as well as helping to raise the general tone of the ectfool. The boys generally con- ducted themselves very well. It was very satisfactory to note the readiness of the managers to meet suggestions, nearly all the recommendations in the last report had been carried out. The boys were evi- dently handled in a sensible manner. While discipline was maintained, it was not of the rigid type, and very happy re- lations appeared to exist between the officers and the boys, the result being that the latter were natural in their manners and free from all traces of sullenness or I discontent. As far as known, there were 80 old boys with the colours, one of whom had won the V.C. It was reported that arrangements had I been made for the camp holiday in Gower. It was suggested by the Superintendent that metal work should displace tailoring, and the Superintendent was instructed to report. The Superintendent was con- gratulated on the report.
A CARMARTHEN WILL. I In Probate Court Monday, an applica- tion was made to Mr. Justice Deane in reference to the estate of the late Rachel Beynon, who had resided at Asli- field-row, Llansadwrn, Carmarthen. Mr. D. Cotespreedy, counsel in the case, said he had to make, on behalf of the relations, an application that the Rev. William Llewellyn Davies, a Calvinistic Methodist Minister, might be ordered to produce and bring into the registry a will dated 1914 prepared by him for Rachel Beynon, who resided at Llansadwrn. She was a widow, and ^ghe left as next-of-kin James Rees and John Knight Rees. Mr. W,illiam Llewellyn Davies said he made this will, and that it was not now in existence and he refused to give any in- formation, his reason being that Mrs. Mary Moses, a beneficiary, was a member of his congregation. His lordship ordered that Mr. Davies should attend before him to be examined in reference to the matter a, fortnight 1 hence. t
SWANSEA TRADER. BIG STEAMER ATTACKED BY PIRATE. The steamer AngIo-Californian, <MFLoh< don, reports an attack by a German sub- marine. Twelve persons are dead and eight injured. The Anglo-Californian is a very large steamer bpiiig of 7,333 tons gross and 1.618 tons net register. She was built at Sun- derland in 1912. and belongs to the Nitrate Producers S.S. Co., Ltd., of Lon- don. The An?-Cahfornian ?as. Jt in -'f k45,!x Swansea in February last. She^'tifeii came into the port for r&?&ir?.'?d bunkers, and left on or ab t Ft-br??y 20th. The brokers were then Messrs, Simpson Bros, of Exchange Buildiijge, Swansea. The brokers have no knowledge of any local men aboard. i Lloyd's agent at Wick telegraphs: The schooner Sunbeam, Leith for Kirkwall, was sunk by a German submarine off Wick at 4 p.m. on Sunday The crew of iin men have been landed at Wick.. Swansea Man Amornj tho Dead. The story of a, captain's eOui-a gC, which he saved his ship at the cyt-t ol his life, was told when the A11 g i 11 if orn 1a u arrived at* Queenstown on Monday." She was shelled by the submarine, axjd the captain and ten men were killed, and. considerable damage wa6 done to the vessel. In addition to those killed, mtiIfY of the crew were badly injured, and were. removed to hospital on landing. Tha dead are:— Archibald Parslow, captain. Ronald Michael. J. Burke, Thomas Adams, and Messrs. O'Neil, O'Brien, Vose, and Fedor Liho. One body is not yet identified. Ono man named Daly was picked Tip 'deasi (floating in the sea, and another' was drowned, whose body was not recovered. The injured men in hospital are John Mortimer, of Liverpool; David Wood, Edinburgh; Patrick Moynivan, Montreal; Joseph Andrews, Goole, Yorks; B. Cullor, London; Carl Erwin, of Swansea; a Swedfc (shot in right leg), and John Neill, Ire- land. In connection with the trag\c death of Captain Parslow, it now .transpires that J. io son, Second Mate Parslow, was by hit" fathers side when the latter was struck and killed by a shell. Young Parslow was knocked down by the violence of the shock; but quickly got on his feet and seized the wheel to stefer the ship. He had scarcely done so when another shell burst alongside him a-id- shattered one of the spokes of the wheel. Still the second officer remained at hia po-st of dutty until assistance arrived. His courageous conduct undoubtedly saved the ship from destruction. ,;i Magnificent Seamanship. Queenstown, later.-It now transpires^'that the fact ithat the Anglo-Californien is nour safe in port must, be attributed to the mg" nifieent maw^1" in which the vel's brave I Nle 4 ?l 'is brave cftptain handled lus ship anil completely out-manoeuvred 'the enemy submarine ahdi prevented her ireia getting into a position to discharge a torpedo. The commander was struck by a shell while he was engaged: in lowering the ship's boats, and while they were being filled the boats were shelled by ,the submarine. The second maateof the Anglo-Oalifornian is a son of the dead commander, and he was the unwilling witness, of the death of hs father. Fortunately the wireless, tele* graph apparatus was not disabled until call for assistance was widely e&wiB,Vec| and brought timely helj.