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Funeral of Alderman Grove. On Monday afternoon, the mortal remains of Alderman Erlwin Grove were laid to rest in JSewport Cemeterv, in the presence of a large gathering of County residents, including members of the Monmouthshire County Council and of the Newport County Borough Council. A memorial service was held at Victoria-road Congregational Cbnrch, of which the deceased was a deacon, before the interment, this portion of the service b^ing taken by the Revs E. Walrond Skinner, T. Richards alldT. H. Hnw..ll. with an address from Mr Skinner on the personal character of the d» ceased, of the value of his work on the Monmouthshire County Council, and his sympathy with the aspirations of the Welsh people for university education. The selected hymns were :—" 0 God, our help in ages past," Peace, perfect peace," and 41 Now the labourer's task is o'er," while the beautifully rendered solo 0, rest in the Lord followed the lesson read. The coffin, covered with wreaths, was then borne down the aisle, preceded by deacons of the Church, who acted as bearers, and conveyed to the Cemetery, where the remaining pnr'ion of the service was taken by the Rev E. Walrond Skinner. The chief mourners were :-Mrs Seys and Mra Hoskini4 (daughters) and Mr Bo»kins (-on-in-law), while those present at the service Included Professor Anwyl, Aberystwyth, and Mr Angus, registrar of the University of Wales. PUBLIC REFERENCES. I At the Magistrates' Court, at Newport, on Friday, Aide man T. Gold-worthy, who presided, said :—" I have been desired by the bench to make reference to the death last night, of \lderman Grove, who was a magistrate of the County, and we also of this County Borough, for many years. The bench join me in expressing sincere reeret, and offer to the bereaved family our condolences and sympathy. We feel that the town has lost a good citizen and a good man and we frel that the least we can do as a bench is to express our sincere regret and sympathy. The town will for a long time miss such a good citizen as Alderman Grove. At the Newport Police Court, on Saturday, Colonel C. T. Wallis, chairman of the Newport County magistrates, said: II We wish to record our sympathy with the family of the late Alderman Grove. The work he has done for the public good is such as any man might be proud of, and on behalf of the justices I aak the Clerk to send Mrs Grove and family our heartiest svmpathy." Mr Lyndon Moore, on behalf of the solicitors practising at the Court, endorsed the Chairman's remarks, and said it was a privilege to know Alderman Grove and to have met him in public matters. At Blaenavon Police Court on Tuesday, reference to the death of Alderman Grove was made by Mr Llewell.vn Llewellyn, who said that the deceased gentleman had held the respect of all with whom he came into contact. Mr W. Edward", Newport, another of the jus*ices, said that Alderman Grove had been an exceptional man. not a man fr a district, but for the whole of his country, and his cotratv in particular. Mr A. E. Bowen (clerk) and Mr T. B. Jones, on behalf of the folici ors practising in the Court, associated themselves with the remarks. At the monthly meeting of the Pontypool H.D.C. on Wedneday, Dr J. R. E-sex moved a Vote of sympathy with the relatives of the late Alderman E. Grove. He remembered him well when be resided in Pontypool, and knew the amount of work he had done there. Mr Fred Probyn, in seconding, said they were indebted to the late Alderman Grove for working with Mr J. Daniel and others in getting the West Monmouth School erected in the town.—Mr W. H. Hughes, who had known Alderman Grove for 30 years, supported, and the vote was carried in silence.
An Alleged Newport Bigamist, George Williams was charged at Bristol on Tuesday with bigamously marrying Mary Ann Williams, on Ap'il 21st, 1904, at St, Mark's Church, Newport, his wife, Mary Williams, being still alive. Edwin Harry Arthur stated that in 1899, prisoner was married to his daughter at Bristol, there being two children. Prisoner two years after suddenly left Bristol, and they had never fleeti him since. Mary Ann Williams said she ftrllt met prisoner in November, 1903, at Newport. He was in the 2nd Royal Field Artillery, and witness was a servant in he canteen, staying with her sister, who was the oanteen manager's wife In January, 2904, prisoner asked witness to marry him, and she consented, believing him to be a single man. They afterwards lived at 118, Barrack Hill, Newport, and had two children. Prisoner, it was alleged had admitted marrying the second woman, but said he had been told that Ms first wife was dead. Prisoner was sent for trial to the Assizes, bail being allowed. He was sent to prison for two month' for failing to maintain his wife and two children.
Royal Commission's Report on Motor Cars. The Commission, presided over by Viscount Selby, have issued their report which contains a series of recommendations, the principal of which are:— Any general Motor-car Act should deal with traction engines as well as motor-cars. The present general speed limit of twenty miles an hour for light motor-cars should be abolished, -apeed being controlled bv Suction I with some suggested amendments and in towns and villages and at dangerous corners, steep hills, and similar places where caution is required, by a 12-mile speed limit where adopted by the local authorities. 'This section of the Act of 1903 makes it an offence to drive a motor-car on a public highway (a) recklessly, or (b) negligently, or (c) at a speed or in a manner which is dangerous to the public, having regard to all the circumstances of the case, including the natuie, condition, and use of the highway, and to the amount of traffic which actually is at the time, or which might reasonably be expected to be, on the highway. The speed limit of heavy motor-cars weighing from two ti three tons and having non-resilient tyres should be reduced to five milen an hour, The duty of a motorist as to stopping when any damage or accident has occurred should be enlarged and made more explicit. The revenue derived from the taxation of motor- ,cars should be devoted to the improvement of iroads. A central department should direct the Allocation of the moneys raised by such taxation to the different local authorities. Annual registration of motor-cars with a small yearly fee should be enforced. A registration ,Card should be always carried on the car. Identification plates, of a slightly larger size than those at present used, should be supplied by the local authority only, and should bear their mark. The taxes upon motor-cars should be increased and should be raised by means of a consolidated scale of duties. Trade motor-cars should pay one-half the taxes charged on pleasure motor- cars.
An Extraordinary Purchase. For :48. a bidder secured 100 boxes of pills on Wednesday at the auction of unclaimed property at the London and North-Western Railway Company's Shoreditch Statioi4
I USK V. CHEPSTOW. The return match between the above teams was played at Chepstow, on Saturday last. Usk were not fully represented. The homesters batted first. Clay and Hutchings were in fine form with the willow, making 74 and 52 respectively. With a total of 204 for 8 wickets, Chepstow declared. Usk started rather better than their opponents, and for 2 wickets the total was 47. Hill, G. Edmunds and Roberts did good work, and the visitors registered a score of 115 for 4 wickets, thus leaving the game drawn. Scores :— CHEPSTOW. C. L. Clay, b F. Hill 74 D. C. Lysaght, b F. Hill. I O. Stacey, b F. Hill. 2 Hutchings, c E. Saunders, b R. T. H. Etheridge 52 W. E. C. Hudden, b Etheridge. 9 E. Marling, ran out. 23 A. E. Mullins, b W. Parker. 23 H. H. Clay, not out. 12 W. Thomas, lbw, b Parker. 0 Extras. 8 Total (8 wickets) *204 *Innings declared. F. Corfield and J. Mills did not bat. USK. A. G. Wallace, b F. Oorfield. 11 T. Rees, run out 14 F. Hill, c Hutchings, b W. E. C. Hudden 0 37 Go Edmunds, not out 24 J. Rust, b C. Stacey. 1 W. F. Roberts, not out. 23 Extras. 5 Total (4 wickets) 115 R. Etheridge, E. S. Saunders, W. Parker, Wo Stockham, and F. Haynes did not bat. I
USK V. MR. GUY BIGWOOD'S XI. I (WORCESTER).! The above was a two- days' match, and started, on Tuesday, in splendid weather. Usk batted first and put on the respectable total of 172, of which J. and F. Dunn contributed 36 and 44 respectively. The visitors followed, and at the drawing of stumps had scored 159 for 7 wickets. On Wednesday, E. G. Bigwood and Eddison resumed their innings, which closed for 208, Bigwood contributing 89. In the second venture, Usk did not do so well, being dismissed for 140. With seven wickets in hand Mr Bigwood's team had achieved victory, scoring 112 runs. Scores:- USK. 1st Innings. J. Dunn, c J. H. Eddison, b Days. 36 J. Jenkins, o F. G. Stephens, b Davs.. 9 F. Dunn, c H. S. Gibson, b W. Price 44 F. Hill, c Stephens, b G. Bigwood.. 18 T. Rees, b Days. 10 G. Edmunds, b Bigwood. 7 A. G. Wallace, not out. 16 F. J. Edmunds, b Days. 14 R. Etheridge, c R. S. Mackenzie, b W. Price. 2 W. Parker, c Mackenzie, b Days. 5 J. H. Marfell, b Days o. 0 Extras. 11 Total. 172 USK. 2nd Innings. J. Dunn, b Days. 7 J. Jenkins, c Russell, b Price, 8 F, Dunn, b Days. 30 T. Rees, b Days. 9 G. Edmunds, at D. Wenham, b W. Price. 6 A. G. Wallace, c W. Stockham, b Days 9 F. J. Edmunds, b Days. 15 F. Hill, o D. Wenham, b Days. 37 R. T. H. Etheridge, run out. 2 W. Parker, b Days 0 J. H. Marfell, not out 0 Extras. 17 Total.140 MR BIGWOOD'S XI. 1st Innings. R. S. Mackenzie, b F. Dunn. 20 W. Bigwood, lbw, b F. J. Edmunds. 5 F. G. Stephens, run out 18 H. S. Gibson, c T. Rees, b A. G. Wallace. 14 D. Wenham, b F. Hill. 14 J. R. Russell, b F, Hill, 12 E. G. Bigwood, c G. Edmunds, b F. Dunn 89 B. Days, b F. Dunn. 2 J. H. Eddison, b Dunn. 18 W. Price, not out 7 F. W. Stockham, c J. Dunn, b F. Dunn 0 Extras. 9 Total 208 MR BIGWOOD'S XI. 2nd Innings. W. Bigwood, b F. Dunn. 7 D. Wenham, c J. Dunn, b F. J. Enmunds 22 F. G. Stephens, not out 45 J. R. Russell, b F. Dunn 0 H. S. Gibson, not out. 35 Extras 3 Total (for 3 wickets).112 R, S. Mackenzie, E. G. Bigwood, Days, J. H. Eddison, W. L. Price, and F. W. Stockham, did not bat. On both days, Mr and Mrs R. St. John Beasley, of the Lawns, provided an excellent tea for the teams in the pavilion.
USK BOYS V. W. TRAYLOR'S XI. I The Usk Boys entertained a Pontypool team on the Island on Saturday last, and were defeated by I runs. Scores :— USK. F. Watkins, b H. L. Richards. 8 W. Rees, b Ricbards. 0 T. Lucas, c W. Williams, b Richards 2 W. Price, b Richards. 0 J. Pitt, b Williams 19 E. Mayberry, b Williams. 12 R. Haggett, b Williams. 1 F. Edwards, c Traylor, b Richards.. 0 P. Stockham, c H. Richards, b W. Williams 7 Edgar Roberts, c Rees, b Williams.. 1 W. Doubleday, not out 1 Extras. 2 Total .o G3 Usk, 2nd innings, 40. w. TRAYLOR'S XI. W. Williams, b Ed wards. 2 F. Nicholas, c Lucas, b Price. 3 H. L. Richards, b E. Mayberry 14 S. C. Rees, 0 Watkins, b Edwards. 9 H. W. Richards, b Price. 0 W. Traylor, c Price, b Mayberry. 0 V. O'Keefe, c Stockham, b Watkins.. 6 Alex Morgan, b Mayberry. 2 W. H. Edmunds, b Stockham 0 C. Howells, b Watkins. 0 C. Davies, not Out 0 Extras. 3 Total. 39 Traylor's XL, 2nd innings, 59.
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t USK. I I Agent-Mrs. E. K. Janet, Stationer I OXFORD DOWN SHEEP BRREDBRa9 ASSOCIATION.— At the general meeting of Association, Mr W. E. Parker, Trostrey Hill, near Usk, was elected a member. LOOAL ATHLETE'S SUCCESS,—At Cwmcarn Athletic Sports on Wednesday, Reg Haggett, of Usk, won the 120 yards fiit handicap (silver cup) value £3 3s, off 1 if yds. Time 11-4-5 sees, He also ran third in the 220 ynrds. THE VOLUNTEERS.—The local company returned from camp at Conway at 6 45 p.m. on Saturday, and were accompanied to the Armoury by the Band. All were apparently pleased with their week's outing. MONKSWOOD TEA PARTY.—This annual parochial party was favoured with delightful weather on Thursday, and, as usual, was a great success, there being a large attendance. The Usk Volunteer Band (under Bandmaster E. B. Haynes) played for dancing, and there were numerous other amusements. OTTER HUNTING.—Mr Hastings Clay's otter hounds detrained at Little Mill on Wednesday, and accompanied by a large number of followers, hunted the district around. Digging operations were resorted to near the Beaufort Arms, but ultimately the hounds were called off without a kill being reoorded.
CAERLEON. I Agent-Hr Berry, Newsagent, Cross-street. I AN EXTRAORDINARY INCIDENT.—On Saturday evening, a valuable cow belonging to Mr Rees, Bullmoor Farm, Caerleon, which was kept in a field near the river, was reaching after some reeds when it became fast in the mud on the bank. The tide was rapidly rising, and every effort was made to extricate the animal Eventually ropes were passed round its body, but as soon as the horses began to pull the ropes tightened round the cow's neck, with the result that its neck was broken.
"» ——— CHEPSTOW. I Agent.-Miss Clark I U.D.O. MEETING. I Mr J. E. G. Lawrence presided at the monthly meeting on Monday, when Messrs. W. C. Thomas and E. Dutson, the Cheptow representatives at the recent conference on the Monmouthshire water supply, presented their report, wherein they took exception to the report of the County Council as to the Chepstow water supply being an ex parte statement. It was decided to make a report to the County Council correcting the statements com- plained of. Mr Stephen W. H. Lewis, son of the rate- collector, wrote stating that, owing to the serious illness of his father and on the advice of his doctor, he tendered his father's resignation as collector of rates to the Council. It was resolved to accept Mr Lewis's resignation and to vote him three months' salary in lieu of notice. It was decided to advertise for a successor. Out of the loan of £ 700 borrowed in respect of the new pavement work there was a balance of some £ 46, and it was decided to grant the surveyor (Mr D. C. Fidler) an honorarium of 95 5s for the satisfactory manner in which he had carried out the work. A vote of condolence with the family of the late Mr D, R. Gorman was passed.
PONTYPOOL. I Ageats-Mr Fieldhouse, and Mr G. H Churchill, The Market. Messrs, Sduiar.it and Co., and Mr. Hickels, New Inn. FOOTBALL CLUB ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting of the members of the Pontypool Rugby Football Club was held on Saturday. The balance-sheet, presented by the secretary (Mr C. Greening), showed a balance ill hand of E469 8a 8d, although there was a falling off in th gate receipts of the past season of ab,lut £ 300. Officers for the ensuing season were elected as follows: -President. Mr D. S. Davies; treasurer, Mr A. 1. R. Butler captain, Mr D. P. Jones secretary, Mr C. Greening. FATALITY AT VARTEG HILL COLLIERY.—On Friday in last week, Dr Jones, deputy coroner, held an inqnirv at Gamdiffaiih, into the death of Wilfred Williams, 14, of 11, Stanley-street, Garndiffaith, who died on the previous Wednesday from injuries received while at work at Messrs. Vipond's Varteg Hill Colliery, on July 7th. Evidence showed that a stone, which was propped up by a stick, broke and fell on the deceased, breaking two of his ribs. These penetrated his lungs, and complications set in, causing death.— The jury returned a verdict of Accidental death." I
ABERGAVENNY. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY. I ALLEGED BOBBBRY WITH VIOLENCE. I Thomas Yemm, alias Harris, a powerfully-built ex-Army man, described as a sinker of Cwmavon, was charged with robbery with violence from the person of Mrs Caroline Morgan, on the Blorenge Mountain, near Blaenavon, on the night of the 14th July. Mrs Morgan, who appeared in Court with her left arm in a sling and her head tightly bandaged, said she was a huckster in a small way, and lived at Goytrey. On the 14th of July she had been attending the markets at Varteg and Garndiffiith, and left Cwmavon on her way home about 9 p.m. She was then about three-quarters of an hour's journey from home. and walked over the mountain in the direction of Llanover. When near the mountain gate she saw in the dusk a man, about 25 yards in front of her. He walked in front of her, and she lost eight of him for a time, but when near the old beech she again saw him, and was then able to identify him as the prisoner. He was lying on the ground, and she said, Good night, sir." He did not reply, but as she turned her head away from him she received a violent blow on the head, which partially stunned her. Four other blows followed in quick succession, and after shouting Murder she said, "If you will let me go you shall have all the money I have got." When she fell to the ground from the force of the blows the man felt her pocket. He found her parse, but there was nothing in that, and some coins which jingled in another pocket attracted his attention. He said, Now for the money," and took all that she had, 5s lOd, aud then ran away. She tried to get to Mrs Rowley's house, but, fainting from loss of blood, fell several times on the way. At last she reached it completely exhausted. Dr Avarne was called the same night, and she was still feeling the effects of the blows. On Tuesday, the 17th, she saw three men, includ- ing Yemm, and she recognised him as the man who had attacked her, although he was dressed differently. Dr A. B. Avarne, Blaenavon, said that on the evening in question he was called to Mrs Rowley's house. Mrs Morgan was on the sofa in a state of collapse. Stimulants were applied, and upon examination he found five severe scalp wounds, which extended right down to the bone. There was a V-shaped wound on the forehead, about an inch long; a wound, about Ii inches long to the right of it; and a wound right in the centre of the scalp down to the bone about two inches long. The fourth wound was about lyl inches behind the last one, and one inch long. This was parallel with the last named, ani was about one inch long. She had numerous other bruises on her right hand, left wrist, on the muscle of the arm, on the back of the right shoulder and on both legs. For some time her life was in danger, and she was still very weak. P.C. Powell. Llanover, said he received prisoner in custody from the Gloucester police. On being charged be said, I was in Cwmavon at that time. This is a fine hobble to be in, bat I can clear myself." In the bedroom Mrs Morgan said, That is the man who attacked me; I am sure of it. Several witnesses spoke to seeing prisoner on the mountain road on the night in question. He was committed for trial at the Monmouth Assises in November, bail being allowed, himself in J620, and two sureties of £10 each.
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NEWPORT. I POLICE COURT, SATURDAY. I THEFT OF HARNBSS. I George Cryer was brousrht up in custody charged with stealing a set of pony harness, value .£3 10s, from St. Julian's, Chritchurch, the property of Charles West, b'lilder. Mr Lyndon Moore proieented, and explained that the charge was the outcome of a case brought a few weeks ago against a general dealer named Webb in consequence of statements he made, but it afterwards became clear that he had b"ught it from another man as he had stated. The man who sold the harness was difficalt to trace as he was in Usk Gaol awaiting trial for stealing a bicycle from a house in Llanthewy-road, Newport. For this offence he was sentenced to three mouths' imprison- ment. which he is at present undergoing. He was taken to Newport, on Saturday, in charge of two warders, and admitted taking the harness. After Mr West had identified the harness, Webb gave evidence as to buying it from Cryer, who was sentenced to one month's hard labour, to run con- i currently with his present sentence. COUNTY COURT, FRIDAY. Before His Honour Judge OWEN. Poon CLBBKS.—In dealing with a suit in which Messrs. Little and Co., were the judgment creditors, and S. Ingieton, described as a clerk, the debtor, his Honour said that clerks were very much worse off than working men. They had to keep up an appearance, and if they were not well dressed they were dismissed.—The debtor, who did not appear, received £ 1 16s a week.-His Honour said that there was another case which came before him in which the debtor was a working man, and his wages were certified to be £3 15s a week,-An order was made for payment of 2a a month.
I PONTYPOOL. I POLICE COURT, SATURDAY. I Before W. P. JAMES, ERq, E. FOWLER, Esq., atid W KITE, Esq. A BAD START.— Joseph Jennings, a youth of Pontypool, was charged with malicious damage to a tin plate box, the property of the Pontypool Works, on the 16th July.—Mr W. H. V. Bythway prosecuted, and said he was instructed by the company to press the case.—Arthur Jenkins, watchman at the works, said he saw defendant committing a nuisance at the works. The damage was only 9d, but defendant's disgraceful conduct was objected to.-He was fined 40s, or a month, the Chairman stating that he was a young black- guard. BBRIOUS ASSAULT. I Robert Morgan, haulier, Abersvchan, was summoned for assaulting George Smith, haulier, Pontnewynydd, at Abersychan, on the 30th June. Mr W. J. Everett was for Smith, and Mr Harold Saunders defended. Complainant stated that both he and defendant were hauliers employed by Messrs. Partridge, Jones and C. He had been delivering coal when the defendant caught him by the neck, and threw him on his back. He also struck him under the chin, and, as a result of the inj uries he had been unable to work for a fortnight. Defendant offered him a week's wages to settle the matter, and told him that if he took it any further he would have to look out for himself afterwards. Mr Saunders admitted the assault, which, however, he submitted had been exaggerated. Defendant was fined 50s, 40s of which is to be given complainant. PATERNITY CASB. I Albert Beale, Grange-road, Lower Pontnewydd, was summoned by Edith Thomas, 18, of Griffiths.. town, to show cause, etc. Mr Harold Saunders was for complainant, who said she kept company with defendant for about three years, and be was the father of her male child. When she wrote to defendant asking what he intended to do, he told her to drown the child and herself. Mary Cooper, School-row, Sebastopol, said she bad often seen the parties together. When witness went to see defendant in company with Miss Thomas he threatened to put the dogs on them, David Jones, a catcher, at Pontrhydyrun, spoke to seeing the parties together last summer. Defendant, when asked whether he had any witness to call, said "No; it's not much good to bring witnesses in a case of this sort. He would have to pay whether he was father or not." He was ordered to pay 38 per week until the child was 14, and 40s costs. I POLICE COURT, MONDAY. j D. AMD D.—Henry Jaynes, labourer, Cwm- ynyscoy, for being drunk and disorderly at Cwmynyscoy, on July 1st, was fined lOs; William Meredith, collier, Pontypool, for a similar offence in Commercial-street, Pontypool, on Saturday night, and for using bad language, was also fined lOs, and Stanley Gibbs, a young Pontypool collier, was fined 5s for being drunk and incapable in Osborne-road on Sunday morning.—P.O. Tyler found him lying actoge the footpath*
Mr Beit's Millions. It has often been afolked what anybody can want with more than a million pounds. There are, of course, ways of gettino- through even a million, and if a man con- templated starting a new London daily paper, and at the same time building a palatial residence of the Whitaker Wright pattern, he would probably be well advised to go on accumulating wealth, for he would certainly want it before very long. But the ordinary man is not dogged by any evil genius that impels him to engage in ex- travagant enterprises, and it might be sup- posed that when he had amassed a million pounds he would rest and be thankful. Such a thing, however, rarely happens, and one can only suppose that there is a fascina- tion in money-making which men ar& unable to resist. They may shorten their lives in the process, as most of them do, but. in the matter that they seem to care most about FORTUNE IS KIND TO THEM. As Mr Dooley says, opporchunity knocks at ivry nun's dure wanst. On some men's dures it hammers till it breaks d.)wn th* dure an' thin goes in an' wakes him up if he's asleep, an' iver afthorward it wurrucks. f'r him as a night watchman." The late Colonel North remarked that everything he touched turned to goM, although he found. that when he advised a friend concerning- an investment which promised well ifc gene,ally turned out badly. In the same way there are scores of men in the United States and a few in this country who seem to have found the philosopher's stone, but they generally go on heaping up wealth as long as they live, and then leave their great estates to others, sometimes with the result that the heirs scatter the riches as rapidly as- the testator has gathered them. There ia another type of millionaire, unfortunately somewhat rare. It is represented for instance by Mr Carnegie, who has deter- mined that his adopted country and the land of his birth shall share his wealth, and according to his light makes the best use of his rickes for the benefit of his contem- poraries. On a smaller scale, but no less generously, we find some of our own people making munificent gifts in their lifetime, and no doubt they do well to escape the death duties, and at the same time secure for themselves the satisfaction uf beholding the results of their benefactions. Mr Alfred Bait, like his friend, Mr Cecil Rhodes, pre- ferred to retain his money until his death, but he has set A SPLENDID EXAMPLE in bequeathing a sum of nearly two mil. lions to educational, public, and charitable- purposes. Although he was careful to record the fact that he was a naturalised British subject, yet itispleasino-toaotice, that he his not forgotten the country of his birth, and has left to the City of Hamburg property of considerable value. But the bulk of the money which he devotes to public purposes goes to South Africa, and it is meet and right that it should do so. There are people who, having accumulated all their wealth in a new country, txirn- their backs upon that country for ever, &ticf do not ever think of it when they are making their wills. Such a process must I tend to impoverish any colony, but it was not the way either of Mr Rhodes or Mr Beit, both of whom retained to the end of- their lives their interest in South African- Mr Beit, whose will has been described as a supplement to that of Mr Rhodes, has given large sums to educational objects, but his one great bequest, so far as Imperial and public enterprises are concerned, is his gift of more than a million sterling to the Cape- Cairo Railway. That gift marks him as a. true Imperialist, as well as one who cherished the welfare of South Africa, and it will no doubt have far reaching results.
DR. W. H. PERKIN'S SERVICES RECOGNISED. No honour is more fully deserved than, the knighthood which his Majesty has con- ferred upon Dr. W. H. Perkin. whose name is this week much before the public. It was fifty years ago that William Perkin- then a youth of eighteen—discovered the colouring matter subsequently known as. mauve, or Perkin's purple. It was not until two years later that he took out & patent for his process, which proved to be, the beginning of a revolution in the dyeing- of textile fabrics. Some French manufac- turers, availing themselves of the informa- tion which Mr Perkin had supplied to the, British Patent Office, proceeded at once, to the production of aniline dyes, by th& method which Perkin's genius had dis- covered, and in later times the industry* has made great progress in Germany, where, it is cultivated even to a larger extent than, in Britain It was not long before other colours were produced from aniline and chemists were devoting themselves' to a. multiplication of the number of tints and shades to be obtained from coal-tar products.
MONMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL FOR GIRLS. On Thursday, Mr S. C. Bosanquet, J.P., pre- sided at the annual prize distribution. Members of the Haberdashers' Comoany were present, and Mrs Calley made the presentations. Among the prize-takers were the following local students:— Miss Lilian Bowen and Mis C. Howes (Exhibitions of the value of X40 for thme yearn), and Miss Miriam Brown (Form), Miss Letty Davies (Mathematics), and Miss Lilian Bowen (Languages). The representatives of the Haber- dashers' Company are present at to-day's function at Mcnmouth Grammar School.
ABERGA.VENNT. I A,Ients;-Messrs Davies .e Co. Booksellers. I DEATH OF MR JONATHAN FIAIGH.-The death is announced of Mr Jonathan Haigh, Staincliffe, Abergavenny, who for a quarter of a century had been bor-mgh surveyor and inspector of nuisances for Abergavenny. The deceased was about 50 years of age. His only son is an assistant surveyor at Cardiff. Deceased was a prominent Freemason. He leaves a widow and three children. GRAMMAR SCHOOL SPORTS.—On Wednesday, the usual sports were held on the town cricket ground, in the presence of a large number of the parents of the boys. Besides the usual competi- tions. a shooting prize was offered for work with the Morris-tube. This was won by L. Phillips, who in ten shots at 25 yards made a possible of 40 points. The Mayor (Councillor J. C. Gwatkin) presented a cup for competition in the mile flat race (handicap) for seniors, which was won by R. White, at scratch. Dr Davy offered a silver cup for the boy doing the best all round in the day's proceedings. This was won by A. Crutchley, who out of a maximum of 54 points had made 36. The prizes were distributed by Mrs Glendinning.
GROSMONT. I MR CLAY'S OTTER HOUNDS.—Mr Hastings Clay's otter hounds visited Grosmont on Friday last, the "meet," by the kind invitation of the Honourable W. H. Lascelles, taking place at Part-y-Seal, al ways a popular fixture and bringing a large field together. The hounds were put into the Monnow below Part-y-Seal for some distance, and then worked up the river in the direction of Grosmont. When they arrived at Lower Tresenny Farm they came upon the trail of a disturbed otter which had been seen by a local fisherman the previous evening. A little further up stream on the Lawns water a brace of otters-one being a cub, were started. The pack rang out delightful music and it was not long before the cub was killed. The other otter kept his pursuers at bay from 11.30 to 5,10, and at length made his escape up stream. Otters are very numerous in the River Monnow in the Grosmont district, and good sport can always be relied upon when the hounds come into the locality. Mr and Mrs John Ferneyhough, The Lawns, hospitably entertained all comers.
■ ♦- LLANARTH. I A PROSPKROUS BENEFIT SOCIICTY.-Last week the half yearly audit of the accounts of the Loyal "Clytha" Lodge (Philanthropic Institution) M. U., was held at the Clytha Arms Hotel, Llanarth, when accounts were presented up to the 16th June, Fifteen years ago, when Mr James Jones, Llanarth, was appointed secretary, Mr Henry Williams and Mr Robert Davies, very kindly consented to act as auditors, and have given their services to the Lodge ever since. During that period the Lodge funds have increased by the sum of Z600. In 1905 the Lodge paid over 910;1 in sickness and funerals, and the balance at the end of the year was 21,629 12s 9jd. The membership stood at 85.
NEWPORT. AHKlt—Mtttrt Greenland and Co., aigh Street. RUN OVER BY A MOTOR-CAR.-On Monday, I Gilbert Morgan (13), of 9, Chepstow-road, New. port, was walking behind a lorry in Chepstow- road when he suddenly dashed in front of aotor-car AtE. 877, was knocked down by it and was so severely injured that he had to be taken to the hospital. The car was promptly brought to a standstill, but both near wheels passed over the lad's body. SALB OF PEDIGREE STOCK. -Amongtit the buyers at the Ifton Manor pedigree shorthorn stock sale at Newport, by Mr John Thornton, on Friday in last week, were Lord Tredegar, Mr Rees Keene, Mr Richard Stratton, and Mr C. D. Phillips. His lordship give 81 guineas and 100 guineas re- spectively for two cows. The highest price given for a bull was 1711 guineas, which was purchased for export to South America. Thirty-five cows realised in all £ 1.6*24 17s 6d, or an average of £ 46s 8a 6d, and twelve bulls £ ^1 18s, an average of j641 16s 6d, the total amounting to £ 2,126 15s 6d. LORD TREDEGAR ON EDUCATION.-In distri- buting prizes to the students at Oakfield House School, at Newport Town Hall, on Wednesday afternoon, Viscount Tredegar referred to the eycellent work done by the school, which is con- ducted by Mr Godfrey Hope, M.A., and expressed the wish that the great scheme of free education, which was now being discussed in Parliament and by the country generally, would not interfere in any way with such excellently-conducted schools as that. He was an old Eton boy himself, and appreciated the remarks m,,tde by Mr Hope on the subject of educating boys for admission to the great public schools. A high scholastic authority had complained of the difficulty experienced in meeting the wishes of parents who preferred the request that their sons might be educated for their proper station in life, the difficulty being to find out what was the station in life desired. His lordship held that a first-class education was the best education which could be given for whatever station in life it pleased God to call the lad. (Hear, hear.) Reference had been made to the cultivation of hobbies, Mr Hope urging that not only every lad should have a hobby, but that the hobby should be worked out. His lordship said he remembered an incident of a parent on being asked what his boy's hobbies were replying that he did not know that he had anv hobby except that of throwing stones at everything he saw. (Laughter). That was a very usual hobby, but one which should be counteracted as soon as possible, other- wise it might lead a lad into difficulties. (Laugh- ter).
CRUMLIN LEVEL CROSSING. In the House of Commons, on Monday, Colonel Ivor Herbert asked the President of the Board of Trade whether his attention had been drawn to the danger and inconvenience occasioned to the public by the retention of a level-crossing over the Great Western Railway at Crumlia (Mon,), and whether he would take steps to compel the company to substitute some other means ot crossing. Mr Lloyd-Georee said complaint had been made to the Board of Trade of delay to road traffic at the level-crossiog in question, and the board com- municated with the G. eat Western Railway thereon, and was informed by them that they were investigating the matter; ahoo, that the provision of a road bridge in lieu of the crossing hai been under consideration. for some time past, an" that negotiations with the Monmouthshire County Council were in progress. The Board of Trade had no power to oblige the company to substitute a bridge or subway for the crossing.
MONMOUTH. I COUNTY COURT, TUESDAY. I Before His Honour JUDGB OWBN. I THE LBTTING OF A FABJC. t William Williams, The Bowers Farm, Gros- mont, claimed EG 5 from his sifter, E iith Margaret James and Thomas James, of the Elms Farm, Penrhos, near Raglan, for breach of contract which prevented the plaintiff taking possession of the Lower House Farm, Tregare, in February last. Mr J. Corner appeared for plaintiff and Mr S. R. O. B >6anquet for defendant. The defence was there was a subsequent agree- ment. Evidence showed that in October laqt the plaintiff agreed to become tenant of the farm from February 2nd The defendants had, however, failed, to give up possession but offered him two fields and a cottage free of charge unlit Christmas next, when he could have possession. The cottage, plaintiff alleged, was broken down aud the two fields were woody and no good. His Honour held that as there was no subse- quent agreement in writing it was not binding, and he awarded plaintiff £ 21 damages.
POLICE COURT, WEDNESDAY. I Before the MAYOR. I MOTORISTS FINED. I Frederick Bevington, a cycle mechanic, was charged with riding to the danger of the public.— P.S. Jones said that defendant rode his motor- cycle down a steep hill on the Hereford.road in the direction of i he own at 30 miles an hnur. Defendant was fined lOa and costs, and his licence was endorsed. Dr W. Percival Miles was charged with furious driving, and P.. Jones said that defendant passed a crossing in Priory-street at a dangerous pace.— A similar fine was imposed, and the licence was endorsed.
What he may come to. A convict, who recently undertook ab personally-conducted trip from Dartmoor, con- fessed on his re-capture that he annexed the idea of escape from Mr Winston Churchill's: book on his adventures in South Africa. If that Young man isn't careful, he will sink: lower and lower, till he becomes a Member of Parliament, and ultimately wallows in thtt office of Cnder-Secretary of State for the Colonies.Vaughan Dryden in Londom Opiniou."