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￼ TO YOUNG MEN. -i Lay Sermon on Care for the Mother. I BY LLOYD MEYRICK. I Coleridge said: A mother is a mother still. The holiest thing alive, I feel in the mood for a lay sermon. After all, it is the men of the world who ought to preach occasionally, as the professional preachers are often (to their credit) out of touch with the rough edges of life. Mothers are a class apart, and know no selfishness or hardness. The young man who keeps his love for his mother can never go hopelessly to grief. As long as her memory lives so long will there be hope of regeneration and reform. A mother haa been termed, in'a far truer sense than a king, God's vicegerent on earth and do we not all acknowledge the justice of the phrase? Who keeps homes together, softens temper, and moulds character like the mother? How many a father says about his child, "I do not understand him I must leave him to his mother ? And when does the mother ever fail? My remarks to-day are directed more particularly to young men, and I urge them to hearken. Ofterudoes a foolish young man, in the hot-blld of his youth, sow his wild oats, and ulti- mately settle down to a sober and useful manhood. The cause is almost invariaby that he has kept alive in his heart the influence of his early training and the tender guidance of a mother's love. I do not subscribe to the discredited theory that every, young man must sow his wild oats. A stainless youth is not an unattainable ideal, but refines and ennobles the whole of after-life. How- ever slightly a young man besmirches him- self the stain remains to the end of his days. Purity is as much the duty of young men as of girls, and should be as highly prized. I am no extremist in matters of temperance, but it is far safer and wiser for young men to be abstainers until they attain manhood. Drink does in immaturity unquestionably lead to that loosening of self-control that leads to I the smooth slopes of vice and ruin. Lead us not into temptation is one of the profoundest of aspirations. The wise acknowledge the p of evil, and flee it like they would the pestilence. One of the worst features of our day is the almost universal custom of young men drink- ing whisky. This is quite a recent habit, as only a few years ago the modest glass of bitter was sufficient. Hot blood needs no fire, and alcohol is a. bad guide for youth. Mothers should preach these truths with the greatest emphasis. Personally, I cannot advocate t<Jt3ll abstinence as a rule. I may be quite wrong, but I have no faith in a nation of teetqtalers. While saying this, I most warmly agree that young men caunot be too abstemious. The constitution is too tender for the slightest excesses, which leave ravages that are never healed. The men who die at 40 and at 50 very often reap the harvest they have sown in their youth. It is no use blinking the fact that early dissipation destroys the tissues and the physical and moral stamina. A clean youth is the foundation for a noble man- hood. Love of books, exercise, fresh air, and cold baths should be the atmosphere of the young. Hotel bars and smoke- rooms are the thresholds to premature decay. The mothers of our land try (how unweariedly!) to point out the path, and those of the young who break away will know the repentance of the prodigal. I am afraid my readers will say I am too fond of poetry. Well, I do like to see a thought clothed in the most appropriate words, and this is the province of great poetry. As Tennyson says: Happy he With such a'mother! Faith in womankind Beats with his blood, and trust in all things high Comes easy to him, and though he trip and fall He shall not blind his soul with clay. It is to the last line I wish to call atten- tion. Too many young men take the trip and fall as being decisive, and incline them to a life of evil and make of them mockers of things high. To sin is bad enough, but to pay it homage, to make of it your conqueror, and sell yourself to bondage is to pronounce your own damnation. There is a great difference between the young man who impulsively errs and the corrupt soul that finds all the current of his being turning to foul thoughts, foul speech, and foul deeds. You often hear the sooffer making a mock of David as being a man after God's own heart, but he misses the whole point of his history. The lesson of David lies in his struggle, in his innate and unconquerable spirituality. He was a weak man, a very human man, but never a bad man. God •meant to tell us in the life of David (if I may in all reverence say so) that He knew how prone human nature would be to fall never to rise again. Let any young man who first sacrifices his purity analyse its effects on his character, and he will find that the first impulso is never again to rise his head towards the stars, but to grope for ever with the muck-rake. This moment is the parting of the ways: whether it shall be said of him "thy leaf has perished in the green," or whether he will fight and fight again for possession of the noble and pure. Do not give up and say, Evil, be thou my good." I make no claim to superior rectitude, and far be it n-om me td assume the mantle of the Pharisee. All that can be said .about my own youth is: And though he trip and fall He shall not blind his soul with clay. I hope my young men readers will be able to say a good deal more and be worthy of their mothers. Of how many mothers can it not truthfully be said thinking of their prodigal sons, Her eyes are homes of silent prayer." Don't put such a light as that into your mother's eyes, boys! I have received a letter from a corre- spondent, and on the envelope I am described as Solicitor, journalist, orator, and general critic." I may lay claim to the first two titles, but I must disclaim the two latter. It is only occasionally I indulge in the vice of public speaking, and my criticism is of a very mild order Nature did not mean me to be a critic. I have not enough of bile in my constitu- tion. To me it is the best of all possible worlds, and I am an incurable optimist. My correspondent does not mention my favourite occupation-that of reading for the Bar. It is the best I know. Some- times some direct and crude man asks me when am I going to sit for my examina- tion and practice. What! Sit for my examination and find my occupation gone. Heaven forbid. Such a man if told by a domestic that the master was not "At Home would be quite capable of saying, Why I saw his head only this moment at the drawing-room window." Some people are so terribly literal. In these days a man is fortunate to have a modest competence and a few intellectual hobbies, and he is wise to content his soul with them. He may well bid those still working hard in the hurly-burly "Vale, vale, in eternal vale!"
STOP PRESS Latest Telegrams. "EXPRESS" OFFICE, 11.15 a.m. | TRANSVAAL NATIVES P.KSTLF.SS. If is reported in Johannesburg that the Tr.t!sv^ii and arc contemplative a ri-ina. PONTYPRIDD HAH.IKRS GIVF: NOTICE. At ilie meeting of the night hauliers • employed at the Great Western Colliery, Pontypridd, held thi, moraine, the deci- sion of the day men to give not ices, a* a protect against the new agreement, was confirmed, )
ABERYSTWYTH WORKHOUSE MEDICAL OFFICER QUESTION APPROACHING SOLUTION. There seems every indioation that the difficulty in the appointment of a medical officer to the Aberystwyth Workhouse will shortly be at an end. At a meeting of the gnardiatfB held on Monday the Clerk reported that there were some critical cases in the house, and, as the enga,gement of Dr. Edwards, the temporary medical officer, terminated that day, the master wished to know what he was to do. The Chairman: We are free from respon- sibility. V The Rev. T. A. Penry: No, we are not. As long as we are guardians we are not free from responsibility. Mr. William Thomas said that as Christians they must face the case. The Rev. N. Thomas proposed that Dr. Bonsall be re-appointed at an increased salary, provided he agreed to the three offices held by him being included in one appointment. Mr. R. James seconded. Mr. E. J. Evans said that Dr. Bonsall could not complain of the action of the guardians. He had resigned the office of medical officer of the workhouse of his own free will. Mr. David Jones (vioe-ehairman) said the guardians were inconsistent. At the previous meeting they decided to leave the appoint- ment to the Local Government Board. Now they proposed to depart from that decision. Mr. William Thomas: You can't be con- sistent when there are people dying. The Rev. N. Thomas's proposition was carried, and a further resolution was passed agreeing to give Dr. Bonsall an increase of X15.
LLANELLY WATER DISPUTE BOROUGH COUNCIL PREFERS A PRIVATE MEETING. The Uanelly Borough Council met on Mon- day specially to deal with the question of water supply for the rural district, and the dispute between them and the rural council relative to the existing agreement. At the outset the Chairman (Mr. D. R. Edmunds) suggested that the meeting should bo held in private as it would not be condu- cive to their interests to show their hand to the rural council. Mr. Nathan Griffith.s protested against the exclusion of the reporters. He believed that the motion for privacy was made in order to cover up the mistakes of the past. Per- sonally, he had every confidence in the dis- cretion of the newspaper men, that they would not report anything derogatory to the inte- rests of the town. Mr. Guest said that Mr. Griffiths had no right to make unwarranted remarks of that kind. Mr. Griffiths: I understand —— Mr. Guest: You don't understand anything because you don't know what has taken place. We have carried out our agreement to iucrease the size of the pipes. The Chairman pointed out that the rural council, in dealing with this matter were very oareful to sit in private, but the borough council were expected to have a public meet- ing so that every little tittle-tattle should, through the medium of the press, be known to the rural council. Mr. Guest said that thire were occasions when the interests of the! town were served by private meetings. In the end it was decided to exclude the reporters.
NEWCASTLE EM L YNTRAGEDY INQUEST VERDICT OF "DEATH FROM MISADVENTURE." Dr. Joshua Powell held an inquest on Mon- day at NewcastlcEmiyn on the body of the lad David Arthur Evans, who was fatally shot on Friday. Thomas Jones, seventeen, for whom Mr. Roy Evans, solicitor, appeared, volunteered to give evidence, and stated that he took hold of the gun in the passage, and went outside and saw deceased about six yards distant. He examined the gun, and one barrel went off. He did not know it was loaded, and the gun went off without his knowledge. The jury returned a. verdict of "Death from misadventure."
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I The Natal Rebellion IBAMBAATA WORSTED IN A FIGHT i DURBAN, Monday. Scouts report that Bambaata on Wednes- day led his followers in a cattle-raiding expedition against the loyal Zulus. There was a fight, in which BambaaXa was worsted. A number of men were killed on both sides. On Friday the rebel scouts encountered some soouts sent out by the Carbineers. Shots were exchanged, but there were no casualties. The Krantzkop farmers are in laager near the Tugela River. The N'Khandla Forest is .on the opposite bank of the river. Brigadier-general Mackenzie takes supreme control of this week's operations. Colonel 1 Leuchars commands the troops on the Natali side of the river.—Central New, Sir A. Wools-Sampson's Pessimism. Sir A. Wools-Sampson, who is continually ■in touch with the natives of South Africa. coaisiderg, says the "Telegraph" correspon- dent, that a general rising in South Africa is imminent. This view, however, is not held oy the Natal people. Financial Strain on the Colony. DURBAN, Monday Afternoon. All the active Militia are now under arms, and to-day an order was issued for the second time for the Mounted Rifles to leave for the front to-morrow. Some of these men have been so instructed three time.?, and yet the forward move is delayed. The commercial and financial strain caused by the present native crisis is the most severe the Colony has yet been called upon to bear.—Central News. Rebel's Position Bombarded, DURBAN, Monday A detachment of Carbineers, with 15-pounder ?uns. commanded by Colonel M'Kay, bom- barded positions occupied by the rebel natives five miles from N'Khaudla this morn- in g.-Reuter. I Widespread Conspiracy Among Natives Reported. I The "Rand Mail" (Johannesburg) publishes an article of a somewhat startling character on the native unrest in the Transvaal, alleging that widespread conspiracy exic-t-6 among natives of the Transvaal and Natal, which was to have resulted in a general rising in June, but that this has been aban- doned in view of the precautions taken in Nat,al.Rent,-r. I Attitude of the Imperial Government.. Replying to a question by Mr. Ashley (U., Blackpool) in thelifuee of Commons on Mon- day, Mr. WINSTON CHURCHILL (Under Secre- tary for the Colonies) said the in.terest of the Imperial Government in, and its responsi- bility for, the welfare of the native popula- tion in Natal was not wholly depandent upon the employment of Impe-rial troops, but such responsibility would naturally become more intimate and direct in proportion, to the number of Imperial troops employed should a native rising take place in the Colony. The Secretary of the Colonics was assured that the Imperial Government and the Na.taJ Government would continue to act in friendly co-operation. Replying on Monday afternoon to a depu- tation of members of the House of Commons, Lord Elgin said that his Majesty's Govern- ment were fully alive to the possible dangers, which, however, in their opinion, could be met by the co-operation of the Imperial Government and the Natal Government under the Constitution. I A Kaffir Plot. Kaffir conspirators in the Transvaal have been recently preparing a plan for the pro- motion of a monst-er petition all over South Africa. demanding the abolition of the pass laws, the liquor prohibition laws, and all other restrictions on natives. This petition (says the Daily Mail") was practically to have constituted an ultimatum, and in case it were refused a general massacre of whites was to follow. The Transvaal natives boast that they are able to obtain arms from the same sources of supply as the natives in German Seuth- West Africa. The British public should know that it is absolutely essential for the whites in South Africa to deal with the present situation with the greatest firmness and promptitude, lest worse befall the country.
I Local Amusements I THEATRE ROYAL, CARDIFF. A charming comedy, entitled "The Supe- rior Miss Pellender," by Mr. Sidney Bowkett, occupies the stage for the first time in Cardiff at the Theatre Royal this week.' It comes direct from the Waldorf Theatre, London, and is presented by Messrs. William Frazer-Brunner and Gilbert Heron. The author has certainly struck an originaJ line in comedies, the whole construction of the play resting upon the home life of one family and a friend; but, limited as the characters are, the play affords plenty of opportunity for smart dialogue and humo- rous situations. Mrs. Pellender," a widow (represented by Miss Jessie Danvers), is the lady who is the head of the family, and a very lively time she experiences with her offspring. "Miss Pellender" is in every respect a cultivated young lady of eighteen, who studies every phrase and action, and gives herself an air of superiority over the whole household. This character is splen- didly represented by Miss Alice Esther Bel- more. Outside the members of the family the only other oharacter is "Mr. Tister" (Mr. Gilbert Heron), who makes love in a sly and somewhat erratic manner to the widow. "Miss Pellender" conceives the idea that Mr. Tister's" visits are on her account, and the disdainful manner in which she treats her supposed lover is well acted. Miss Alice Bowles is the very ideal of a, mischievous young miss, while Mr. George I Belmore, who contributes a good share of the fun, is thoroughly successful as a public school boy. Mr. Heron, in his hesitating manner of love-making, has a difficult part to play, and that he creates loud laughter in his attempts to captiva/te the widow is the surest sign of his success. Miss Bowles and Tvii. George Belmore were irresistible. The comedy is preceded by "Kit's Atone- ment," a one-act play of considerable merit. I KING'S THEATRE, CARDIFF. At the King's Theatre this week Miss Blaucho St. Albans a.nd Mr. J. Leicester Jackson's company appear in the interesting drama, "Her One Great Sin." The play was greatly appreciated by a good audience last night. The company is a strong one all round, and all the artistes are deserving of praise. As the heroine Miss Lydia Donovan proved herself an actress of ability by her sympathetic inter- pret.ation of her part. Mr. Sam Arthur, ae "Reuben Warhu-rtt," makes an ideal hero. Miss Louie Walton as "Bet Hundle" and Mr. Charles E. Lambert as her husband make up very cleverly as two most disreputable vaga- bonds. Mr. Fred Hodson as Jerry is very: funny, and, together with Miss Nellie I.am- j bert as "Nancy," is responsible for a great: deal of fun. I THE EMPIRES. I Cardiff. If ever it could be said that an audience i received the value of its money from the efforts of a, single performer, that can certainly be said of Wilkie &rd, who is the star turn at the Cardiff Empire this week. His first song is about a wonderful pair of leggings, which he asks everybody to admire, and asks them in a way which provokes endless laughter. he gives a comic mili- tary song, which is full of dry humour. He is at his very best, however, when he comes on as a funny old dame, and sings a song about nothing in particular, but,-which keeps the house in roars, especially that portion where a boy joins in the chorus from one of the side boxes. The Morton Trio are three really musical comedians, whose singing and by-play are highly entertaining. Boswell's Stage Circus is another good turn, and the revolving table episode is original and mirth-provoking. The Holies and Goldman Trio give a clever little musical comedy melange, and the lady i artiste wine deserved applause. An uproarious turn is provided by the Maples, who give a. practical lesson on "How to Treat a Burglar." Six Lancashire Lasses, charming vocalists and expert clog dancers; Bessie Featherstone, a comedienne with winning ways; the Canary j Company, in a comic pantomime; Harrys Bedford, the second-hand aristocrat; and Nellie Stratton, in pleasing songs, complete a programme of far above average merit. I Newport. Hermann Me lot, the deft conjurer, heads this week's bill at the Newport Empire. He is the artiste who produces flowers and cigars from nowhere, out of nothing—but his spectators get the benefit. The Serenaders do a very pretty and spirited turn of song and dance. Conn and Conrad are here again in their quiet burgling lit/tie melee, whtch is very diverting. Burke, Andrus, and Frisco show again the lively Trafalgar- square four a.m. scene after the Covenit Garden ball.
Mabon and Hauliers, APPEAL TO THE MEN NOT TO GIVE NOTICES. The monthly meeting of the Rhondda. Dis- trict of Miners was held at Portli oil Monday, under the presidency of Mr. T. I. Jones, Ferndale. Dealing with the hauliers' question, Mr. W. Abraham (Mabon), M.P., said that when the executive committee of the Federation took the matter up they dealt with it solely with the view of bettering and ameliorating the position of the hauliers. The hauliers, he thought, lost sight of the difference between overtime as it applied to the new agreement acd what they understood to be over- time under the old regime. He discounted the suggestion to utiiise stop-days in regard to the hauliers' question, urging very warmly that it should not be taken out of the hands of the sub-commit tee dealing with the matter, otherwise the men would burn their lingers. Referring to the mis- underiitanding which had occurred, Mabon. said there were strong men amongst the hauiiers who had privileges which did not apply to the general body of men, and owing to this it had been very difficult to get at the real facts, some of which had not been dis- closed until after the agreement had been drafted, and, therefore, these exceptional cases could not have been provided for. He believed that his colleagues would bear him out when he said that the employers on the sub-committee had exhibited every readiness to talk over and argue the various issues raised. The management at the same col- lieries had read into the new agree- ment almost everything that was not there, and were, apparently, trying to prove that they, and not Mr. D. Watts Morgan, were the friends of the men. Two managers under the same 'colliery company had taken diametrically different views of tho agreement. Worse than that, they put into operation the clauses in the new agree- ment which were favourable to the employers and ignored the portions which were in favour of the men. As far as he was able to judge, the question would be settled amicably. Let the hauliers be told from him not to put in their notices, for thereby they would be taking the matter out of the hands of the sub-committee, and the men who thus came out could not be supported by the Federation. There was danger of a great dis- ruption, and the men would get the worst of it if they tried to fight this question eeo tionally. (Applause.) Mr. D. Watts Morgan remarked that, what- ever reduction had been made in their wages through a misconstruction of the agreement, it would ba refunded to them from the date that the agreement came into force. A resolution was unanimously passed ask- ing the hauliers not to precipitate a. crisis owing' to any local differences that might arise, and to accept the new agreement or go on working under the old agreement till each colliery could be taken and dealt with separately. Sub-Committee Censured at Abertillery A largely-attended meeting of the employee oi the Hired AbertiLlery col1ieri owned by Powell's Tillery Colliery Company was held on Monday, to receive the report of a joirut deputation which met the man- agement with regard to the hauliers' agree- men.t. Over 2,000 men are employed at the collieries, the hauliers niumbering aoout 300. In order to give the night men an oppor- tunity of attending the meeting, the man- agement had granted them half-an-hour's extension of time. Mr. James Probert pre- sided. Mr. Michael Roach, assistant miners' I j a-gent, said it seemed that the lawyers had drawn up the agreement to make more work for themselves. (Applause.) Speaking with regard to the deputation, Mr. Roaoh said that Mr. Stewart, with other owners, had come to the agreement that after June 1 all doorboys would be dispensed with. It w<as however, essential that stationary door-boys should remain, as hauliers could not mind the doors as well as the horses. r With regard to the shackling clause, Mr. Stewa.rt had agreed that a man could not shackle and mind horses at the same time. It was suggested that the agreement should be rejected, and that a conference be held to oonsider the position of hauliers and day- wage men as This suggestion, how- ever, was not taken up Ly the meeting. Other speakers criticised the action of the sub-joint committee in not referring the agreement to the men before signing it. It was reoommended that any modifications suggested should be submitted to the men before being agreed to, and a vote of censure was passed on the committee for having failed to do so in the case of the new agree- ment. It was decided to continue working under the old arrangement for a month.
TWO MOTOR-CAR MISHAPS. ONE PERSON KILLED AND THREE I INJURED. A trooper in the 14th Hussars, stationed at Shornciiffe, was riding in a. motor-car between Folkestone and Hythe when he jumped off. The car was going at a speed of about ten miles an hour. The wheels passed over his head, and he was instantly killed. Another shocking motor-car accident occurred on Monday morndng at Markyate Street, a. village between Dunstable and L?ton. Mr. Charles Prestofc, of EUed Grange, Lancaster, was being efriven by his chauffeur, Albert Edward Ca r, when, at a. crossing in the main road, the motor ran into a horse and hay cart, driven by a man named Horace Peddar, in the employ of Mr. Timberlake, a local farmer. The horse, motor-car, and hay cart were at once hurled in a heap, and when assistance came Pedda.r, who had both legs broken, was removed to the Hemel Hempstead Infirmary. Mr. Preston himself was also conveyed to the infirmary, suffering from concussion of the brain, and the condition of both Mr. Preston and Peddar is reported critical. The chauffeur, who, it is stated, did not see the cart, s-astained some nasty cuts about the head, and the horse was eo injured that it had to be destroyed. The accident occurred close to the spot where the boy, Willie Clayton, was killed by Mr. H. Harmsworth's car.
DEPLORABLE SANITARY CONDI- I I TIONS AT NEWPORT. Tile Newport deputy-coroner (Mr. Digby Powell) held an inquest at the workhouse Oil Monday respecting the death of Thomas Edward Biggins (52). who died at that insti- tution on Thursday. Deceased was a foreman platelayer employed by the Alexandra Dock Company, but had not done anything for the past three years. Previous to being a plate- layer he was in the Monmouthshire County Police Faroe. He suffered from an old injury to his leg, and would not see a doctor. He was terribly filthy owing to eelf-neglect. Dr. T. G. Macormack said he saw deceased removed from an ambulance to the work- hoase. Both legs were ulcerated, and the body was in a filthy, verminous, and much emaciated condition. Death was due to cardiac failure, brought on by neglect of nourishment and starvation. The Coroner said that it seemed to him extraordinary that such a thing should exist in the town within a few yards of the main street. The jury returned a verdict in accordance with the medical evidence.
BLAINA ATHLETIC SPORTS. I These sports were held on Monday. Baker, of Carmarthen, won the two miles bicycle scratch for the third year in succession, this entitling him to the challenge cup, value twenty guineas. Events: — 120 Yards Open Handica,p.-lst, H. Uzzell (13.tyds.), Newport; 2nd, C. A. Porter (lYds.), Newport; 3rd, C. D. Edwards (123yds.), New- port. Half-mile Open Bicycle.—1st, A. Harvey' Newport (80yds.); 2nd, W. H. Challenger Llanhilleth (82yds.); 3rd, T. H. Whitney, Cwm- tillery (75ydsJ. 120 Yards Boys' Ra-ce.-lst, 1. J. Caa-ter (24yds.); 2nd, D. J. Wilkins (42yde.); 3rd, G. Bird (37yds.). Two Miles Bicycle (somtch).-Igt, C. E. Boiker, Carmarthen; 2nd, A. W. Coles, Cwmtillery; 3rd, R. Williams, Rhymney. 440 Yards Open Handioap.-lut, C. A, Porter, Newport (36yds.); 2nd, T. J. Rutland, Abergiu venny (27yds.); 3rd, D. H. Griffiths, Abergar venny (21yds.). One Mile Open Flat.—1st, J. W. Fitzjohn, Abertillery (162yds.); 2nd, A. T. Silvey, Tre- degar (115yds.); 3rd, W. Grail, Abertilleryy (87yds.). Pony Race.—1st, "Old Firm"; 2nd, "Little Maggie"; 3rd, "Polly."
CARDIFF BOYS BEYOND CONTROL. William Williams and William Griffin, both fourteen years of age, and, 08 stated, beyond parental control, were charged at Oaroiif Police-court on Monday with break- ing and entering a warehouse in New-street, occupied by Mr. JcAin Morris, and stealing a quantity of nuts from a sack. > The fathers of the lads sadd they could do Absolutely nothing with their offspring. Williams had not seen his boy for six weeks. Griffin said his boy was let out by the sti- pendiary only a mon-th ago, and witness declined to become a surety for z65. The Magistrates (Mr. F. H. Jotham and Mr. J. W. Oourtis) ordered the lads to be sent to a reformatory, and to stay there until they are eighteen yesws of age.
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I NON-UNIONISTS CAUSE ANOTHER STRIKE. I OVER 5,000 MINERS IDLE. I Notices given at the beginning of I?t month to terminate contracts owing to the non-Unionist question expired on Monday at the Nantmelyn, Aberaman, Lletty Shenkin, Cwmneol, Fforchaman, Cwmaman, and the Bwllfa Collieries in the Aberda-re Valley. At the beginning of April there were over 800 workmen outside the pale of the Federa- tion, but the efforts which have been made in the meantime to bring' them into line resulted in the reduction of the number to 122 non-Unionists, while the workmen in arrear with their contributions 4 present number 87. It was only at the Bwllfa Colliery that all the men were induced to join the Federation, with the result. that work was at a standstill at the other collieries to-day (Tuesday). The total nurhEer of workmen out on strike is over 5,000. On Monday evening a conference of the repreaenta-tives of the Aberdare District cf Miners was held at the Bute Arms. Aber- dare, Mr. D. Jones (Abernant) presiding. Mr. C. B. Stanton addressed the meeting at great length, and the course of action outlined above was adopted. Notices Handed in at Merthyr. I Owing to the large number of non-Unionists now working at the various pits, the Federa- tion men employed at the Cyfarthfa and Plymouth Collieries-solliers, hauliers, en- gmemen, stokers, and surface craftsmen- have handed in notices to terminate con- traots at the end of May. There is an hopeful feeling that before the month is out the situation will have so improved as to render any cessation of work unnecessary. Should non-Unionists, however, remain recalcitrant, the Federatiomist will not hesitate to come out on strike.
DEMAND FOR MORE WAGES I APPLICATION FOR A 3i PER CENT. INCREASE. From inquiries we leiarn that Mr. Dalziel (secretary of the Coa.lowners' Association) h. received from Mr. Tom Richards, M.P. (secretary of the workmen's representa- tives) a formal application for the oall- ing of a meeting of the Conciliation Board for the Coal Trade of South Wales and Mon- mouthshire for May 10, to consider an appli- cation from the workmen for an advance of 3j per cent. in the general wage rate, and a meeting will, accordingly, be called for I that date. If any change does eventuate, it will be as from June 1. OPINION OF MR. D. A. THOMAS, I M.P. Asked by our London representative what he thought of the proposed demand of the workmen's representatives for an increased 33 per cent. in wages, Mr. D. A. Thomas on Monday said that he thought the request a very reasonable one, and he hoped the employers would concede it without appeal- ing to Lord St. Aubyn. Had the men asked for 5 per cent. advance, there was just the question whether the improvement i. the coal trade and other circumstances could warrant; it. He felt convinced himself that their j request for a 33 per cent. increase could hardly be refused. I 10,000 OTHERS TENDER NOTICES. I Nearly 10,000 men employed at Nixon's I Navigation Collieries, at Mountain Ash and I Merthyr Vale, tendered notices on Monday to terminate contracts on May 31. This ,action is taken in order to coerce non-I Unionists to join the Federation. NOTICES AT TRIMSARAN. I A month's notice given by the proprietors from their head-office in London to termi- nate all contracts at the Trimsaran Collieries expire today. It is not known what reason there is for the notice. The company have lately been busy putting down new electric plant at the colliery and making other improvements, so it is not thought that a stoppage will take place. Some 300 colliers are employed at the colliery. ABERNANT STRIKE AVERTED. The apprehension that a stoppage might' take place at the Abernant Collieries owing, to dissatisfaction among the hauliers -14 u been realised, as the management has i,cided to give the hauliers the vertime money. PROBABLE STOPPAGE AT HOPKINSTDWN. At a meeting of day hauliers held at Hop- kinstown on .Monday it was decided to tend^i notices as a proof of disapproval of the niW agreement. This is, however, subject to the outcome of a conference with the night men this (Tuesday) morning. A deputation had waited on the management of the colliery earlier in the day to ask for a standard wage I of 4s. 6d., and were told, it is reported, that they could not deal with the matter. NOTICES GIVEN AT PONTYPOOL. The night men employed at. Messrs. Part- ridge, Jones, and Co.'s Llanorch a;nd Bl?en- sychan Collieries, Pontypool, tendered a month's notice on Monday in consequence of I non-Unioniste being employed at the col- lieries. J MINERS' QUESTIONS IN THE EIIONDDA. I At the Rhondda miners' meeting on Monday j a resolution was passed requesting the lodges to arrange meetings with reference to the advisability of creating a scholarship at Ruskin College for members of the district, the Chairman (Mr. T. 1. Jones, Ferndale) remarking that he would be pleased to attend any of the meetings which would be held. I A discussion took place with regard to the reduction or abolition of the entranoe fea of 20s--The majority voted in favour of a retention of the fee as at present. Mr. D. Watts Morgan referred to the case of Charles Gale, from the Maindy Lodge, who had, it was stated, been dismissed from the colliery because he had filled coal with a shovel. The Federation had taken the matter up, and the company had now paid P,9 7s. in lieu of a month's notice, together with the I coats. The contributions for the month amounted to 91,179 9s. 3d.
COVENTRY MURDERS. I ALLEGED CONFESSIONS BY THE I ACCUSED MAN. The hearing of the charge of double mur- der brought against Charles Ernest Taylor was resumed at Coventry on Monday. Detective-sergeant Basset stated that when he asked Taylor if there was anyone else in it, so that the police could see if that was so, he replied "Yotx say you have got two wit- nesses who say I was near Stoke Park early on the morning of the murder. If they say so, I have no one to say I was not." Police-constable Daniels said that when conveying Taylor to prison once he etatea that he had refused to answer Inspector Imber because he would not give anyone away, but the other was a married man with five children. If he (Taylor) suffered the other would thank him some day. The hearing was further adjourned until to-day (Tuesday), counsel for the prosecution stating that he hoped to finish the oase then.
DRY DOCK COMPETITION. I NEW TARIFF SCALE BROUGHT INTO OPERATION. We have referred on several occasions to the efforts recently made by Cardiff dry dock owners to combine to raise certain dry-docking charges to a remunerative level. After lengthy negotiations, agreement has been effected, and a scale of charges arranged which will be brought into force from to-day (Tuesday). It remains to be seen whether the present attempt to charge reasonable rates will be more effective than former efforts in the face of the &evere competition still existing.
GERMAN GIPSIES IN SCOTLAND. I When the House of Lords re-assembled on Monday after the Easter recess Lord Bal- four of Burleigh called attention to the inconvenience which had been caused during the last few weeks in Scotland through the presence of a number of German gipsies, who had niarobed through various counties and had even tramped on the historic piaiin of Bannock burn, ca.using a great deal of feeting in the locality by their depredations. Lord Tweedmouth said that, though it was possible to deport these gipsies as undesir- ablee, there did not seem to be at present any reason Why such action should be taken. A number of German residents in Glasgow were endoavouring to induce them to return to their own country.
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I Fleet in Milford Haven TORPEDO AND GUN PRACTICE AT SEA At an early hour on Monday the fleet in Milford Haven left its moorings and put to sea., leaving only the flagship Sapphire and a destroyer in the Haven. They put in some hours' useful torpedo and gun practice and scouting, a few in St. Bride's Bay, but others in the open Channel. Floating targets had been placed, and the scouts and destroyers steamed around these, firing, and made good I shooting. Towards evening Admiral Winslow, in the Sapphire, shifted his berth from the Weare I Buoy and anchored opposite Milford Docks. Between six and seven o'clock the flotilla was back, and took up positions extending in line from Angle Bay to near Hazelbeach. One division steamed as far as Pembroke Dock, but was re-called, and helped to form the long line as stated. The three scouts took up positions near the flagship. The positions suggested readiness for sudden putting to sea., but if any such movement is contem- plated it was not known at dusk. So far ias is known, to-day's operations will be a repetition of Monday's, and so to the end of the week, and nothing is known as to when the night a.ttack will come. It must of necessity be of the nature of a surprise, and a night must be selected when wind, weather, and tide suit. It was a pretty sight when darkness fell- to see the long line of lights on either hand as far as the eye could reach, with a larger cluster near where the flagship lay. Admiral Winslow has now his full force under command. His flag-captain on the Sapphire is Captain Lambert. The next in command are Commander S. A. Hickey, on the scout Pathfinder; Commander Eaton Ellis, scout Sentinel; and Commander Henderson, scout Patrol. The destroyers number 24— Portsmouth, No. 1 division, 9; Chatham, No. 2. 7; and Devonport, No. 3, 8. Soon the divi- sions will be brought up to the uniform strength of ten each.
SOUTH WALES LAW CASES. In the Admiralty Court on Monday the President, Sir Gorell Barnes, sitting with Trinity Masters, concluded the hearing of the claim and counter-claim for damages arising out of the collision between the Car- diff steamship Garth and the Norwegian steamship Greetlands. It will be recollected that the casualty occurred in the River Mersey on March 11 last. The Garth, which had been lying at anchor, was at the time turning in the river, she being bound for Garston, while the Greetlands was coming down in the course of a voyage from Manchester to St. Nazaire. His Lordship pronounced the Garth alone to blame for the collision. Judgment, accord- ingly, for defendants with costs, the damages to be assessed. SALVAGE AFTER COLLISION. In the Admiralty Court the Presi- dent, sitting with Trinity masters, on a claim by the owners a.nd crew of the Liver- pool tug Weathercock for salvage in respect of services rendered to the steamship Greet- lands in the River Mersey on March 11 last, after the collision with the Cardiff steam- ship Garth, awarded plaintiffs X400. CARDIFF ACTION SETTLED. In the Admiralty Court there was down a claim, and a counter-claim for damages arising out of the collision between the steamship Ayr, and the Oardiff steam- ship Sarah Radcliffe. The casualty occurred in the Greek Archipelago on February 24 last, the Ayr being on a voyage from NicolaiAf to Glasgow, and the Sarah Rad- cliffe from Bari to Constantinople. It was II announced that the parties had agreed upon terms.
NEWPORT HARBOUR WORKS The differences between the Alexandra. Docks Company and the Newport Harbour Board with reference to the construction and main- tena-nce of the new deep water channel in the entrance to the River Usk leading to the new entrance and lock of the extension dock, were the subject of an adjourned con- ference at the Town-hall, Newport, on Mon- day. The first conference was held on Wed- nesday last. No actual agreement was now come to between the parties, but there appeared to be a basis of settlement on the lines that the Alexandra Docks Company should make the channel on to the Bell Buoy and maintain it for a reasonable time, and that, after it had been shown to be a. prac- ticable scheme, the harbour board should devote a reasonable proportion of their fnn ds to the maintenance of the channel, which will enable larger and deeper-drafted ships to enter and leave the port than now, and to allow of a passage in and out over a much longer range of tide than at present. The parties to the discussion, all proceeded to London on Monday afternoon to be attendance to-day (Tuesday) in fighting the joint scheme of the Great Western Railway and Rhymney Railway, which seeks to tap the Sirhowy Valley and take the coal to Cardiff.
WELSH CLIFF TRAGEDY. Mr. William Shann, son of Sir Thomas Shann, ex-Lord Mayor of Manchester, died on Monday from injuries received on Sunday in falling from the cliffs at Orme's Head, Llandudno. The deceased, who was 32 years of age, was engaged with his father in the cotton trade. It appears that the deceased and party, on getting, to the top of the promontory, decided gettY' AI round, and had rea-ched a grassy slope immediately above the stone quarries when Mr. Shann's feet slipped from under him, and he slid at a great speed right over the precipice. There was nothing to lay hold of, anfj it was all over in t moment. An alarm was raised, and Mr. Shann was found lying 90ft. below, terribly injured. At the inquest on Monday a verdict of Accidental death was returned.
SOUTH' WALES UNIVERSITY. I As will be seen from our advertising columns, the annual meeting of this success- ful school, in association with the university college, will bo held in the theatre of the South Wales Institute of Engineers, Park- place, Cardiff, on Thursday next. Lady Marchant Williams has kindly promised to distribute the diplomas to the successful students, and addresses Will be given on the occasion by Miss Hester Davies, Sir Marchant Williams, the Rev. John Morgan Jones, Mr. J. Austin Jenkins (registrar of the university college and secretary of the school), and others.
SHOOTING AFFAIR AT USK. I Mrs. Davies, of Maryport-street, Usk, found her husband in bed shot in the head with a revolver on Monday morning. Drs. Jenkins and Ilackett were quickly in attendance, and extracted the bullet, and there is every hope of recovery. Mr. Daviea had suffered in his head ever since falling off a scaffold two years ago.
THE CWMAVON SUICIDE. 1 An inquest was held at Abersychan on Mon- day on the body of Henry Mil-es, blacksmith, of Abersychan, who committed suicide by drowning himself in the Pontypool Gas and Water Company's Cwmavon Reservoir on Sun- da,y.-A verdict of Suioide during tempoorary insanity was returned:
MR CHAMBERLAIN AND THE CHURCH IN WALES. Mr. Joseph Chamberlain and the Bishop of St. Asaph had a long consultation on Mon- day evening on the Education Bill. Mr. Chamberlain has described the Bill as worse than that of 1902. On Monday night the bishop explained his position and the position of the Church in Wales, also the objections which, the Welsh clergy took to the Bill.
MUNICIPAL BYE-ELECTION AT SWANSEA. Three candidates were nominated on Mon- day to fill the vacancy in the Ffynone Ward caused by the elevatior of Mr. Tutton to the ak'jermanic bench. They were Mr. C. T. Ruthen, architect, Terrace-road (H.); Mr. Bertie Perkins, merchant, Cwmdonkin-ter- race (R.), and Mr. P. G. Ileis, grocer, High- street (U.). Mr. Ruthen is the nominee of the Liberal Association. There is no direct politioal oandidate on the other side.
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I Pastor Howton REMARKABLE SCENES AT LLANELLY ATHEN/EUM. The visit to Llanelly of Pastor Howton culminated on Monday night in scenes of the wildest excitement. Since Saturday night the pastor has been making a series of remark- able addresses, in which healing by faith and demoniacal possession have loomed largely. He has also laid claim to remarkable powers, and given details of some miraculous hap- penings, in which he has been the outstand ing figure. The Athenaeum-hall was far too small on Monday to accommodate all who sought admittance. The notice of the meet- ing announced that it was to be a. Divine healing gathering. Howton spoke under a constant fusilade of interruptions, many of which came from thoughtless youths out for a lark. The missioner said that Christ's second coming was imminent. lIe wenit on to describe a recent vis-Lt he had paid to an asylum to see a patient who was possessed by devils.19 soon as I came into the room," he went on, the devils knew that I was there, but by the power of God I cast them out, and seven days later the young man was completely cured." This recital was received with a chorus ot incredulous "Oh's!" The missioaer was unable to proceed amid the diu. Dr. J. H. Williams, Burry Port, a well- known local medioal practitioner, rose to put a question. The party on the platform did mot like the doctor's intervention, and it;h.ey started a hymn, which, however, was soon shouted down by the audience. Dr. Williams said that Pastor Howton had just stated that earthquakes and volcanoes were to be signs of Christ's second coming. Did not the Bible also say that in those days false prophets would arise in the land? "Are you, Pastor Howton" (he continued) "a false prophet?" Tremendous applause greeted this hit. "I am not a prophet; nor the son of a prophet," was the pastor's reply. A Voice: "You talk like one, anyhow." (Loud laughter.) There was another outbreak of disorder at this stage. Dr. Williams, in a c%lm, deliberate tone, said: I am a medical man, and I want to know from Pastor Howton the name of the asylum where he performed this miracle of casting out a devil. (Applause.) I aJao want to know the period at which this miracle was performed. (Loud and continuous ap- plause.) Pastor Howton said: I will give the name of the patient and of the asylum privately to the doctor. This answer was received with yells of execration. The pastor became tired of his catechiser, and abruptly rose and said, "We have closed the meeting." Upon this there was a per- fect panic in the hall, and it was not until the gas was suddenly turned off that the place was cleared.
MUNICIPAL EXPENDITURE. I A Divisional Court, consisting of the Lord Ohief Justice, Mr. Justice Rid- ley, and Mr. Justice Darling, gave its decision on Monday in an im- portant case. The Brighton Corporation Siinctioned the expenditure of sums for the purpose of preparing the Madeirswoad, a well-known flint, it tliAn 1/1 lio suitable for carrying out mot/or speed triads. A ratepayer obtained a rule calling upon the corporation to show cause why a writ of certiorari should not issue to bring up the resolution sanctioning the expenditure in order that it might be quashed. On behalf of the corporation Sir Robert Fiulay argued that the matter was entirely at the discretion of that body, and that the laying of the road with Tarmac was for the benefit of the ratepayers. Their lordships, however, held that the expenditure was illegal, and made the rule absolute, with costs, but granted a stay of execution for a fortnight in view of an appeal.
A CONVICT'S ADVENTURES. I At Bow-street on Monday Edoua.rd Guerin was remanded on an extradition warrant charging him with larceny in France. Accused was sentenced to imprisonment for life in connection with a daring robbery at the American Express Bank, Paris, in 1900. He made a daring escape with a few companions from the French penal settle- ment at Devil's Four of them made a raft out of a ti-ee trunk, and, after paddling for 200 miles, landed in Dutch Guiana. One of Guerin's companions wac I devoured by sharks, another was eaten by wolves, and a third died from hunger and exhaustion in a tree top, where he took refuge on seeing his comrades' fate. Guerin himself trudged northwards. He was captured by Indians, but escaped from them, and reached civilisation after suffer- ing great privations. The present proceedings refer to the origi- nal charge for which he was convicted, and .received the life sentence.
CENTRAL WELSH BOARD I A meeting of the executive committee of the Central Welsh Board was held at the Raven Hotel, Shrewsbury, Professor Edward Anwyl, M.A., in the chair. It was decided to consult the Board of Education as to the retention of pupil teachers in oounty schools when they had exceeded the limit of age laid down in t.he schemes governing those schools. Miss A. J. Cooper, Mr. J. W. Longs- don, and Mr. A. S. Way were appointed to as porary inspectors in the next summer term. Mr. Charles Lloyd (Wauni- for) was appointed to act as the board's representative on the Army Qualifying Board. j -The main business of the meeting con- sisted in the consideration of the regulations and schedules for the board's certificates for the year 1907. Drastic changes were made, subject to the approval of the board, in those governing the honours certificate, and these will come before the next meeting of I the board, to be held at Holyhead on the 18th inst.
__z;? SOUTH WALES M ET HODISTS. I The anmiual meetings of the Primitive Methodists, South Wales District. were resumed at Swansea on Monday. During the afternoon representatives of the Swan- sea Free Church Council wa.ited on the digoo trict session and offered greetings. The. Rev. J. W. Causton (president) delivered an a,ddress on the Education Bill, in the course of which he said that they evidently lived in stirring times, judging by the movement of the bench of bishops. He was surprised at the manner in which the new Bill had met the views of the Free Olrarches; aai he was surprised at the folly-Jfte had almost said idiocy-with whioh the Anglican party was opposing the measure.
NORTH MONMOUTH LIBERALS. I The annual meeting of the North Mon- mouth Liberal Association was held at l Pontypool on Monday, presided over by Alderman E. Foster, J.P. (Abergavenny). Omcers for the ensuing year were elected M l follows:—President, Mr. E. J. Richards, C.C., Pontnewydd; vi--p-gid-ts, the presidents of all the local associations; treasurer, Mr. B. Nicholas, J.P., Pontypool; auditors, Messrs. H. H. Haden and Wilmott Jones, Pontypool.
CORONATION OF KING HAAKON. I The Orient Company have arranged that their cruising eteamer Ophir on her first cruise to Norway this season shall visit Trondhjem at the time of the Coronation. The Ophir will leave London on the 15th of June, and Grimsby on the following day, and after visiting some of the most beautiful fjords in Norway will aarive baok on the 29th of June.
ECCLESIASTICAL NEWS. t The Rev. L. E. Richardson, curate of St. Wooloe' Church, Newport, has been offered and has accepted the living of St. Donat's, Glamorgan. The Bishop of St. David's has appointed the Rev. R. W. F. Singers-Daviee, rector of Llandrindod, to be rural dean of Melineth- ultra-Ithon, in place of the Rev. J. P. Morgan, vicar of Llanyre. who has resigned.
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THE NEW BUDGET. Id, oft T ea-Coal- Tax to be Abolished, THE COUNTRY'S GROWING PROSPERITY. A The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Mr. Asquith) made his Budget statement in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon.. TV chief interest in the speech, as partrcuktrlj affecting South Wales, lay in the announcet ment of the proposed repeal of the coal-tar) as from the let of November next. The point# of the Budget statement may be summarised as follows, ia the order in which they war,* mentioned by Mr. Asquith The year had been one of Blow, but steadily growing, prosperity. There had been a eteody increase in. the consumption of tea, and sugar, and a progressive diminution in aJl the dutie? from alcoholic liquors, due to increasing temperance. There had been a constant increase ia the income of tLe Post Office. The estimated expenditure for tiH coming year, to which had to be nime millions assigned to local taxation work ad out a total of upwards o; £ 151,000,000 to be provided for. On the basis ot existing taxation ht anticipated a surplus in the new year ol £ 3,074,000. He proposed to set apart one million pounds towards tihe furuher reduction, ot the National Debt, one-half to come from the estimated surplus and the other haL from the Chinese indemnity. L135,000 to be devoted to the relief 01 necessitous and highly-raited school dis* tricts. Reductions in parcels post rates amd reduced charge? f 1)1' postal orders, to- gether with other postal faoLUt-iee. Though the present high rate of tha income-tax could not be justified in a time of peace, he was unable to give any immediate relief, but he proposed the appointment of a Select Committee to consider the abatement, graduation, ana differentiation of the ta.x. No interference with the duties on beet and spirits. Duty on stripped tobacco reduced by tici. The export, duty on coal to be repealed, and to take effect from the 1st of November next. This will cost the revenue about £ 1,000,000. Duty on tea, to be reduced from 6d. to 5d. on the 1st of July next. Nothing off sagar. At a Glance. Estimated revenue (on basis of existing taxation) £144,360,000 Estimated expenditure 141,786,000 3,074,009 Less .provision for contingencies 414,000 Available surplus £ 2,660,003 Surplus to be apphed:- Reduction of debt £ 500,000 Repeal of Coal Duty 1,000.000 Id. off Tea. 920,000 Sipecdal Education Grants 135.COO Post Office Reforms 105,000 £Z.660,OOO
TFN-PLATE TRADE CRISIS. SEVERAL WORKS CLOSING DOWN THIS WEEK. It is understood that the following works are stopping this week:—South Wales, Burry, Owmbwrla, Lydney, Lydbrook, and Aber- ca.rn. The large majority of works that put out notices at the beginning of the month posted up notices on Saturday that work would be carried on from day to day. The conference between masters and men will be held at the Hotel Metropole, Swan- sea., at 11.45 a.m. next Thursday. A correspondent states that between 60 and 60 tin-plate mills in South Wales stopped; on Monday.
NOT "BOTHERED" TO PAY ALLEGATIONS OF BRIBERY Al THE YARMOUTH ELECTION. At the resumed sittings of the election petition oourt at Great Yarmouth on Monday it was announced th,at the two missing wit- nesses, Samuel Hewitt and Joshua Samuel Brown, had returned to the town. Brown, a labourer, was put into the wit- ness-ixjx, and. snwe that last Friday week Mr. John Baker came tt, them and promised him E2 and his expenses away if he would leave the town. He went to Ipswich with Hewitt, his uncle. Samuel Hewitt, fisherman, gave similar evidence with regard to Baker's alleged conduct in premising Z2 if he would leave Yarmouth. Respecting what happened on the election day, the witness said he told Baker he would vote for Full if paid for it. Baker then gave him 3s. and he voted. Evidence as to ward meetings was called, with the object of showing that Mr. Fell's candidature was confirmed in July, 1904. Mr. A. C. Canham, a reporter, said drinks were served at ward meetings held in Mr. Fell's support. The candidate attended. Mr. White was adopted Liberate candidate in June, 1903, and from that date addressed meetings. Mr. Thomas Frederick Lincoln, general dealer, swore he had attended numerous Unionist "smokers," at which neither he nor others were "bothered" to pay foi drinks. After evidence had been given by publi. cans as to the circumstances under which refreshments were supplied at Unionist ward meetings, witnesses were called as to the character of the Town-hall at home ;n October last year. The occasion was described as one on which hospitality was dispensed on the very broadest lines, and <1" altogether marking a rew departure ■ n social functions. The oourt again adjourned.
FACULTY OF MEDICINE FOR WELSH UNIVERSITY. IMPORTANT CONFERENCE HELD IN LONDON. A meeting took place at the Royal College of Physicians. Pall Mall, London, on Mon- day to consider and prepare the draft of a statute to establish a Faculty of Medicine for the University of Walec. The meeting wa not open to the press, but at its conclusion the Western Mail." representative was given the following official st.at.e.ment:- Sir Isa mbaird Owen, senior depoit-y chaflv cellor, presided, and tho other gentlemen present were t.he vice-chancellor (Principal Redchel, of Bangor), Sir Douglas Powell, president of the Royal College of Physi- cians; Dr. Donald M'Allipt.er, president of the General Medical Council; and Professor Hepburn, Haycroft, and Emerius Jones (of Manchester). Sir John Williams Was pre- vented from being present owing to an attack of, illness. The committee discussed the principle upon which the Faculty of Medicine in the university should be estab- lished. and a draft was prepared of the statutory resolutions to be submitted to tho oourt ajnd the senate of the university for that purpose. The unanimous view of the committee was that the University of Wales ought to go on the highest possible lines in the establishment of its Faculty of Medicine, and it waa fully recognised that the charac- ter of the medicaJ. students who resort to Cardiff, and of the teaching which the col- lege is able to give them would fully permit of the university so doing. The draft of the statutory resolutions will be brought before the oourt on May 17, and will be referred from the court to the senate.
DANGERS TO RAILWAYMEN COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE AND TEST APPLIANCES. The President of the poard of lvaae nae Euppoint,ed:- Lieu tenant-colorwil IL A. Yorke, chief in- specting officer of railways; Mr. Robert Turn bull, of tihe London and North Western B-ailway Company; and Mr. Richwrd Bell, M.P., to be a. Committee to examine and test appli- ances designed to diminish danger to men employed in the railway service. Mr. J. O. Main, assistant inspecting officer of raa-lways, Board of Trade, has been appointed to act as secretary of the Committee.
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