OPENING OF A NEW I PHOTOGRAPHIC BUSINESS. W. G. PROBERT (Formerly of Messrs. McLucas & Co.) Begs to inform the inhabitants of Llanelly and public generally, that he HAS OPENED the VICTORIA STUDIO, Vaughan Street, Llanelly, Where, by strict attention to business and High- class work, he solicits a share of their patronage. Athletic Groups: FOOTBALL, CRICKET, and LAWN TENNIS. Children's Groups a Speciality. (3* Enlargements, Paintings in Oil, Water Colours, I and Architecture Photography. EVAN EVANS, Public Accountant and Auditor. :-STATION ROAD, LLANELLY. Secretary:— Llanelly Terminable Building Society, Llanelly Permanent Building Society. Money advanced on Leasehold and other Properties. Short or long terms. Easy repayments. APPLY AS ABOVE. ESTABLISHED OVER A QUARTER OF A CENTURY. For Welsh Bitter and Welsh Bacon TRY D. S. PHILLIPS, Grocer and Provision Merchant 30, WATERLOO STREET, LLANELLY. Also every Article in the Grocery and Provision Trade of the best quality at lowest possible prices JAMES JONES, BILLPOSTER, STATION ROAD, KIDWELLY. THE only Billposter that can post and deliver Kidwelly and District thoroughly. All work done personally. No Boys. INSPECTION INVITED. W. C. ACE, TEACHER OF MUSIC. Lessons on Violin and Pianoforte. Pupils prepared for the Local Examinations of Trinity College (Lond.), Royal College of Music, &c. Pianofortes and Violins for Sale on Easy Terms. 14, WEST END. MISS MAGGIE AUBREY (Former Student at the Royal Academy of Music, London), gives Lessons in Yoice Training & Pianoforte Playing And is open to Engagements as ACCOMPANIST AT CONCERTS & EISTEDDFODAU. Visits Llwynhendy, Llangennech, Pontardulais, and Ammanford weekly. Further particulars at Marshfield Terrace, Llanelly. LLANGENDEIRNE. A GRAND EISTEDDFOD Will be held in a Spacious Pavilion at the above place on MONDAY, AUGUST 2nd, 1897 (BANK HOLIDAY). CHIEF CHORAL COMPETITION (to Choirs not under 70), Ffarwel i ti, Gymru Fad (Dr Parry), £ 20. 2ND CHORAL COMPETITION (to Choirs not under 35), "Dyddiau Dyn sydd feI Glaswelltyn" (T. Davies), L5. MALE VOICE COMPETITION (to Parties not under 30), "Wyr Philistia" (D. Jenkins, Mus. Bac.); £ 4. MUSICAL ADJUDICATOR Mr. DAVID JENKINS, Mus. BAC. CONDUCTOR MABON, M.P. Programmes shortly (ljd. by Post), from the Sec.— Mr. LEWIS, Board School, Llangendeirne BURRY PORT. A GRAND EISTEDDFOD Will be held at the above place on WHIT MONDAY NEXT, JUNE 7tb, 1897. CHIEF CHORAL COMPETITION, not less than 80 voices, Ffarwel i ti, Gymru Fad (Dr. Parry). Prize, JB20 aad Chair. MALE VOICE COMPETITION, Crusaders" (Dan Protheroe), not less than 40 voices. Prize, £10 and Gold Medal. CHORAL COMPETITION, Pwy sydd fel yr Arglwydd (T. Davies). Prize, P-5 and Silver Medal. ADJUDICATORS :— Music JOHN PRICE, Rhymney. Poetry, Conductor, &c. Rev. G. PENAR GRIFFITHS, Peutre-estyll. Secretaries JNO. ROWLANDS, Brynygroes. ARTHUR GOWER, A.C., Pencoed. Treasurer J. G. FINDLAY. Programmes, Id. each per Post, ld. BETHLEHEM, PWLL. CYNELIR Gwyl De Flynyddol YN Y CAPEL UCHOD Llun y Pasg, Ebrill 19eg, 1897 Te ar y byrtldau am 3 o'r gloch, a chyngherdd rnawr- eddog yn yr hwyr. nlweb, trigolion tref Llanelli, Ac o'r cylchoedd dewch yn llu, I fw,, nhati y wledd ardderchog A ddarperir genym ni; Dewch, a chofiuch am y cyngherdd, Nid oes canu gwell YIJ bod Nag a geir yn MethFem enwog, Mas yncy" rhaedd uchel nod. PwlJ. LLECHFAB.
DISTRESSING ACCIDENT ATI I THE NEW STEEL WORKS. Î I DEATH OF A LABOURER. 1 An inquest was held on Tuesday by Mr. W. Buckley Roderick, coroner, touching the death of Mr. T. Champion, who came by his death at the new steel works on Monday afternoon. Evidence of identification was given by Mr. Thomas, 9. Spring Gardens, who said that the deceased-who was 37 years of age and a single man—was his step brother. James Williams, sworn, said I reside at Bryn-road, Llanelly, and am a labourer employed at the Llanelly Steel Works, and knew the deceased. He was a fellow workman of mine, and we were engaged upon the same work, On Monday afternoon Thomas Champion and I were engaged with the haulier, William Thomas, at the bottom of the tipping bank, which runs from the Mynydd Mawr Railway into the Llanelly Steel Works. We were filling sleepers into the trams or waggons. There were six sleepers put into the waggon, which was drawn by a horse. The waggon was filled with ashes first of all. Three sleepers were placed on the ashes, and the other three were put on the buffers at the back of the waggon. We then proceed- ed to take the waggon into the steel works which was about 200 yards away. Thomas Champion and I were walking on one side, and the haulier on the other side of the waggon. The waggon had to run down a short dip at one point, and when the waggon commeuced to run down, Thomas Champion tried to jump up on the front buffer. He made three unsuccessful attempts I and on the fourth he fell in front of the waggon or tram with his head on the rails. The front wheel went over his neck, his left foot, and his right arm. He was dragged about a yard. The waggon was stopped and I pulled him out. In my opinion he was then quite dead. There was no brake on the waggon. It was not part of the duty of the deceased to jump on the waggon. In fact he had no business to be there at all. The dip was about 10 yards long. The horse was walking fast, but not running. W. Thomas, sworn, said I reside at Drostre-fach, Llanelly, and am a haulier in the employ of John Davies, a contractor who has horses working at the steelworks. I have beard the evidence given by James Williams, the former witness,and I have bad his state- ment read over to me. I am the William Thomas the haulier referred to thereiu. The evidence of James Williams correctly represents my knowledge of the facts therein stated, and I agree with and corroborate him in every material point. The Jury returned the following verdict: That the cause of death was injuries accidentally sustained by being run over by a railway waggon." FATALITY AT NEVILL'S DOCK. I DEATH OF A SAILOR. I On Monday, the coroner, Mr. Buckley Roderick, conducted an inquiry into the circumstances of the death of Samuel Jones, mate of the Marquess of Bute, who was killed by a fall from a ladder on Saturday night last. Thomas G. Mills, sworn, said: I reside at 6 Toxteth Grove, Liverpool, and am a second engineer on the Marquess of Bute, of the port of Liverpool. I have known deceased, Samuel Joues, for five or six years past. He was in his 50th year. I left the ship Marquess of Bute as she was lyiugjust outside Nevill's Dock at Llanelly on Saturday evening last, between 6 and 7 o'clock in company with the deceased. We went up to the town together. We were together the whole evening until we returned to the ship except between 10 and 11 o'clock, when I left him for au hour. We returned to the Marquess of Bute at about 1 o'clock on Sunday morning. We were both quite sober. The deceased did not have more than three glasses of beer in my company during the evening. We did not return home earlier because it was a fine night, and we wanted to be ashore as long as we could be. The Marquess of Bute was lying alongside the quay wall, outside Nevill's Dock. She had listed off the quay. The side was going out and there would not have been more than six or seven feet of water at the spot. The quay wall was level with the lamp screen of the Marquess of Bute, and a ladder was placed across from the quay to the lamp screen. We were together when we reached the quay, and the deceased went down on his hands and knees, to get along the ladder into the ship. From the quay to the lamp-screen would be about iiine feet. It was very dark and there were no lights about of any sort. I was standing two or three feet away when the deceased got on to the ladder. I turned ronnd and had my back to the deceased just as he started along the ladder. Almost instantly after he started, I heard the deceased shout. When I turned round I saw the end of the latter near me lift up. I heard the ladder fall, and I heard a thud, but could see nothing. I called the deceased by name an 3 asked him if he was hurt, but got no answer, I then, by shouting, got some of the crew up. There was no one on deck when the deceased fell. We looked for the deceased after I got on deck, but could not find any trace of him. The ladder was down between the quay and the ship. We then sent to the police station. The deceased was first mate on board the ship. I heard a struggle in the water after the deceased fell. From what I saw the deceased must have fallen head first. The deceased was a steady man. P.C. Frederick Mellin, sworu, said Hearing of what had happened to the deceased, I went in company with two other constables to search for the body of the deceased. It was about 3.45 a.m. Sunday morning, and about a quarter of an hour later, we found the deceased between the quay wall and the ship. There was very little water there. He appeared to float easily, when I got hold of him with the hook. We then brought the body ashore. The deceased was bleeding freely when I found him. He had a deep cut on the forehead. Dr. Richard Samuel, sworn, said I have seen the body of the deceased to-day. I found an extensive wound on the lefb side of the forehead, extending down, and the skull was very extensively fractured. The nature of the wound and fracture were sufficient to cause death. He would have been rendered uncon- sciou-, at oiice. He could not have had any struggle The fact that the body floated easily when witness Melin got hold of it, goes to show that death was due to the injury and not to the drowning. The deceased must have fallen on to some very hard substance to have suffered such an injury. The Jury returned the following verdict That the cause of death was fracture of the skull accident- ally sustained by a fall off a ladder."
LOCAL FOOTBALL MATCHES: I LLAXELLY v. ABEEAVON.—The return match between the above teams was played on Saturday last at Stradey Park in beautiful weather. A great deal of interest was taken in the encounter and an exceedingly large crowd of spectators were present. Aberavon made a very good start, and having pressed Llanelly for sometime, scored a try. This, however, was all they were able to do, for soon after this Morgan Williams scored, and he repeated the feat before the call of half-time. In the second half Aberavon were badly defeated. In a word, they were simply routed. The final score was Llanelly, 2 goals, 3 tries; Aberavon, I try. LLANELLY "A" v. RISCA. -These teams met on the Bird-in-Hand field, Neath, on Saturday last, in the final round for the South Wales Challenge Cup. The Llanellyites took up a strong team, who gave an excellent account of themselves. In all depart- ments of the game the Scarlets outclassed their opponents, and von by the magnificent score of 6 goals (2 dropped) to nil. The scorers were, Tom Samuel, Griff Williams, Bob Thomas, and Walters. Ivor Lloyd and J. Jones dropped the goals. LSTTISBMED] ATE SCHOOL V. PUPIL TEACHERS.— The above match was played on Saturday last on the ground of the former. Mr. Arthur Anthony refereed. During the first haJJ the P.T. 's held the upper hand, scoring a converted goal. The try was scored by R. T. Gape, who was helped over by his fellow centre. From the first the P.T.'s showed that they meant business. E. Andrews and Gape, in particular, played brilliantly, their tackling being so keen as to effectively break up their opponents organization, and whenever one of them got away he was difficult to stop. At the change of ends the P.T.'s forwards showed signs of funking, and in the succeeding serums a good deal of shirking was done, the Intermediate forwards sweeping their opponents off their feet. Had it not been for the backs of the P.T.'s, especially the centres, they would undoubtedly have suffered defeat. As it was, Gee managed to get over with a try owing to some bad play by one of the opposing halves near the line. For the Intermediate A. Randell, Gee, and Leslie Williams played a good game, while Andrews and Gape were the salvation of their side Final score:-PLipil Teachers, 1 goal; Inter- mediate, 1 try. BRYNHAUL HAEEIEES V. RIVER SIDE HARRIERS. —Played on the ground of the former on Saturday. Final score: Brynhaul, C tries; River Side, nil.
BURRY PORT SCHOOLS. A I THE SCALE OF SALARIES AGAIN. I A special meeeting of the Pembrey School Board was held at the Infant School on Monday last. Mr. E. Evans presided, there being also present: Revs. W. R. Lloyd, J. Jenkins, D. Evans, and Mr. D. Williams, together with the clerk (Mr. W. H. Cox). THE SCALE OF SALARIES. The Chairman I have made up a scale which may suit this Board, it is as follows:— Trained assistant teachers, males, 1st year 170. Trained assistant teachers, females, 1st year JMO. Untrained teachers, males, 1st year, X60. Untrained teachers, females. 1st vear. £50. The rate of increase to be males £5 per annum to reach £ 100; females, £ 3 per annum to reach J678. I will also submit a scale for pupil teachers, which should be as follows:—Males, 1st year, £ 13 2nd year, £16; 3rd year, £19; 4th year £22. Females: 1st year, Lll 2nd year, Y,13 3rd year, £ 15 4th year, 117; including a bonus of 21 for each examination passed well. Mr. D. Williams How much is that higher than Llanelly ? The Chairman I don't think it is higher. The figures are identical. Rev. D. Evans: How will it affect the teachers under the Board at present? The Chairman: That will be another matter for consideration. Rev. W. R. Lloyd said that he had been speaking to some of the teachers of their school about this matter and he thought the Board should give it more consideration. The question is how will it affect the teachers whose stipends have already been increased ? Are their salaries to be reduced or left as they are? The Clerk: The new scale will affect the future and not the present. Rev. W. R. Lloyd said thathe was fully convinced that they should give the matter great considera- tion. Mr. D. Williams: We have been here twice on this matter, and I should like the subject to be finished this day. The Chairman You are not in favour of deferr- ing theouestion. Mr. D. Williams No, notagain. Rev. D. Evans thought that there was a difficulty in obtaining pupil teachers. Rev. J Jenkins: I have asked the question at Trimsaran why the scholars don't go in for teaching and the reply is that the salary is too small. The Chairman: I propose that the scale be adopted. Mr. D. Williams seconded, and it was carried. Rev. D. Evans The question is now whether the P.T.'s will be affected by that scale. I The Clerk: The three new p.t.'s at Pwll school will. Rev. D. Evans said that there was some error in reference to two of the new p.t.'s at Pwll. Two of them had been monitors for two years. The Chairman: This scale ought to apply to them. Rev. W. R. Lloyd: Don't you think thaf the scale ought to be applied to all those under the Board? The Chairman I have no objection. Rev. W, R. Lloyd thought that the p.t.'s had worked hard in their schools for small wages, and that they deserved the new scale. The Chairman was of opinion that they did re- quire consideration. Rev. W. R. Lloyd proposed that this scale be adopted. Mr. D. Williams seconded and it was carried. THE RESIGNATION OF MISS TICKLE. I Rev. J. Jeckins said that he had written to Mr. Hughes, the head-master at the Pwll school, in reference to allowing Miss Tickle to go without fulfilling her proper notice. The reply was that Miss Tickle bad told Mr. Hughes that she did not enter into any agreement with the Board in reference to a notice. However, Mr. Hughes was I willing for her to leave and now she had gone. The Clerk said that he had informed Miss Tickle at the outset that her appointment was subject to the approval of the Department, and of the t. Board, subject to 2 months' notice on either I side. Rev. D. Evans said that he understood Mr. Hughes was there as a certificated assistant. When appointed she took the place of a male ex- p.t., since the education department considered her as a certificated assistant, otherwise they would have to place another teacher there. The Chairman: Miss Tickle has left, and it is now a question whether we shall appoint another. Rev. J. Jenkins said that a young lady's father had been to him stating that his daughter would be glad to fill the vacancy. The young lady was Miss Bowser. The Chairman We better defer the matter until I we see what is required there. Eventually the chairman's sug-gestion was acted upon. I THE VISITORS FOR THE NEXT THREE MONTHS. I I The following gentlemen were appointed visitors I I for schools named below for three months;- Copper Works and Infant Schools, Rev. J. Jenkins and Mr. D. Williams Pwll, Chairman and Mr. D. L. Rees; Trimsaran and the Village Schools, Revs. W. R. Lloyd and D. Evans. I THE COPPERWORKS SCHOOL. I Rev. D. Evans said that perhaps a certificated teacher would be suitable at Copperworks school. By appointing a qualified assistant, Mr. Lewis would have more time to superintend all the school. He proposed that a certificated assistant be appointed to the Copperworks School. Rev. W. R. Lloyd seconded and it was carried. Rev. D. Evans said that from the inspector's report, more desks were required in the new class- room. The Clerk: I have been waiting for information from Mr. Lewis, as to the number of desks required. There are also desks required at Trimsaran School. Rev. W. R. Lloyd Mr. Lewis has suggested desks that will se3,t four. The Clerk: But how many does he require 1 It was decided that the clerk write Mr. Lewis on the matter. PINGED SCHOOL. I The Chairman I made an attempt to complete my appointment with Mr. Seymour, and I thought it would be carried through, but at the last moment one of the members was obliged to go away and therefore the appointment was abandoned. I sug- gest that the matter be carried through by the clerk. Rev. D. Evans agreed with the chairman. The Chairman I spoke to Mr. Rees about the matter and he also agreed. Rev. W. R. Lloyd wished the board to defer the matter until a reply had been received from the Department. He had written to them and was now waiting a reply. It was a serious matter to spend the ratepayers' money on building a school in that district. He had been given voluntary evidence that the population of that district was decreasing and in the course of time, perhaps the number of people living in that district would be considerably less. He asked the board to wait and see what the Department would say about it. A large number of the ratepayers did strongly object to building there. He was perfectly unbiased and impartial in the matter. If the Department said that they could go on building everything would be all right. There were other districts in that parish where schools ought to be if it came to that. The Chairman said he had no objection. Rev. D. Evans said that personally he opposed that, and that it was a pity to see the children walk- ing such long distances to school in all weathers. The children must either go to the Village, National, or Trimsaran Schools. Some provision for a school ought to be made there. He wanted accommodation to suit the children. Rev. W. R. Lloyd said that if they deferred it until an official inquiry was made, and if that inquiry stated that there were sufficient children in that district it would be all right. Eventually the matter was again deferred until the next meeting.
THE MYNYDD MAWR RAILWAY COMPANY. w —— ANNUAL MEETING OF SHARE- HOLDERS. The annual meeting of the shareholders in the above railway company was held on Saturday last at the offices of Messrs. Johnson and Stead, solici- tors. Mr. G. F. Blake, chairman of directors, presided. DIRECTORS' REPORT. To the Shareholders of Uw Llanelly and Mynydd Mawr Railway C-omvany.-The directors have pleasure in presenting their report for the year ended 1896, A reference to the accounts will shew that in 1895 there was an arrear of debenture inter- est and outstanding accounts amounting to E5,622 8s. lid. This sum has during the year 1896 been reduced to the sum of £3,823 18s. 9d. This result is entirely due to the steady and uninter- rupted output of the Great Mountain Colliery, and to the traffic from the Cross Hands Colliery. These are the only two sources for coal traffic, but your directors have reason to believe that the output will steadily increase. During tb e las t few mon ths points of difference as to rates for long distances have been amicably settled between your company and the G.W.R. Company, and this cannot fail to be of advantage to your Company. Your directors were compelled to put in an opposition to the Fishguard and North Pembrokeshire Railway Bill, because it was apparent that the traffic from the Cross Hands colliery might be abstracted to the prejudice of your company. Most ample clauses were, after consider able negociations and delay, at last conceded by the promoters, and the directors were quite satisfied that everything possible had been done for the protection of the existing and future interests of your company. A careful look ont will be kept in next session of Parliament for the further Bill the promoters of this railway intend to bring in. Your directors announce with regret the death of the late secretary and it will be their duty to appoint a suitable person in his stead. Messrs. S. Bevanand D. Kydd are the two retiring directors, and being eligible offer themselves for re-election. The retiring auditor is Mr. F. Lidgey and your direc- tors can with confidence recommend him for re- election.—Yours truly, G. F. BLAKE, Chairman, April, 1897. The report was adopted. ELECTION. I Messrs. S. Bevan and D. Kydd were re-elected J directors, and Mr. Lidgey, auditor. I VOTE OF THANKS. Mr. D. W. Rees moved a vote of thanks to the chairman for presiding. Mr. Evan Thomas seoonded and the vote was unanimously carried.
LOWERING OF POOR-LAW MEDICALOFFICERS' SALARIES The Carmarthen Board of Guardians seem desirous of making themselves notorious, and it would appear as if they had succeeded in doing so; at any rate, they have aroused the indignation of the local press by finding unnecessary fault with one of their late medical officers, and on his re- signation deciding to advertise for a successor at a lower stipend. No reason appears to have been assigned for the proposed alteration of salary, but too great a desire for economy and too little regard for the medical requirements of the poor, appear to have influenced the decision. We have always contented that it should be the aim of all in office as Poor-law guardians to endeavour to lessen the amount of pauperism; it is too much to expect that it can be altogether extinguished, but experience has proved that a judicious, and sometimes even a liberal, expenditure, is, for this purpose, a step in the right direction. The question may naturally be asked, Is it at all likely that the paupers of this coin try will receive better attention, and be treated wilh greater skill if the salaries of the Poor-law medical officers are lowered? Common sense must negative this view of the matter. Gaurdians are by law the caretakers of the health of the poor of their respective unions, and as such they have very serious responsibilities, and not the least of these is the duty of providing the necessary funds for the medical care and treatment when ill or disabled. It is much to be regretted that more public-spirited men cannot be induced to accept the position of guardians. We should like to see those only elected who would enter upon their duties with a determination to do justice to all parties-officers, ratepayers, and paupers. This may be somewhat difficult of accomplishment, but the difficulty is only evaded, and sometimes is even materially increased, by allowing the question of expense to come too much to the front.-Britiilt Medical Journal.
THE HEALTH OF THE PEOPLE I At a meeting of the Llanelly Rural District Council held at the Union Workhouse on Thursday i last, Mr. T. Seymour presiding, the medical officer (Dr. Evans) submitted his report as follows :-The deaths of 27 persons were registered within your district during the four weeks ending this day. This mortalily is at the rate of 15-59 per annum, per thousand of population. During the corres- ponding four weeks of the previous year the death- rate of your district was 14.59. Of the tobJ num- I ber of deaths registered during the month, 8 (or 29-62 per cent. of all the deaths) were those of children who died before reaching the age of 5 years, of these 2 (or 7-40 per cent.) died before completing their first year of age. Under the age of 25 years 11 deaths were recorded, between the ages of 25 and 60 years there were 4 deaths; 7 persons died between 60 and 80; whilst no fewer than 5 persons reached the age of 80 years and upwards. The greatest age recorded during the month was that of a person who died in sub-district No. I., in her 86th year of life. The mean duration of life in your district during last month was 42 years. The number of males who died was 16 that of females, 11. The average age at death of the former was 38 years and of the latter 46 years. In the several sub-districts the deaths and death-rates were as follows No. I., Llanelly sub-rural district Six deaths or at the rate of 17*56 per annum per thousand of population. Death-rate for year 1896, 13-51. No. II., Llanon, Llanedi and Glyn Three deaths being equivalent to a mortality of 6'51 per thousand per annum. During 1896 this sub-district had a death-rate of 19-67. No. III., Llangennech and Berwick Nine deaths occurred, giving this sub-district a death-rate of 22-52 per annum, per thousand of population. Last year this division of the district bad a death-rate of 14-82. No. IV., Pembrev District Nine deaths at the annual death-rate per thousand of 16-91. For 1896 the death-rate in this district was 15-89. The death- rate for the whole district during the past month is well below the average whilst the mean duration of life is greater than that which has been recorded for one month since April 1896. It is worthy of note that the four septuagenarians and the five octogenarians who died during the month together constitute one-third of the total number of deaths registered. The diseases named as causes of death, and the number of deaths attributed to each are given in the following list:— Tubercular meningitis, 1; bronchitis, 3; pneumonia, 2; heart disease, 1; phthisis, 2; whooping cough, 1; membraneous croup, 1 influenza and its complica- tions, 3 rickets, 1; nephritis, 1; accidents, 1; convulsions, 1; mammary abscess, 1; rheumatism, 1; infantile debility, 2; anemia, 1; age, 4; total, 27. Infectious diseases Diphtheria and membranous croup:—Three fresh cases of these diseases have been notified, one of which proved fatal. At Efelfach, near Trimsaran, where one of the cases occurred, the house is in a most dilapidated condition. The walls and floor are damp and unhealthy, and there is no proper ventilation. Erysipelas:—Two cases of this disease, in two separate houses, were notified from Llwynhendy. I attribute the origin of this disease more to un- j avoidable causes than to any sanitary defects. There have been no cases of typhoid or scarlet fever notified since your last meeting. J
TRAGIC OCCURRENCE AT STRADEY. o A BROTHER OF A FOOTBALLER SUDDENLY EXPIRES. An exceedingly tragic and melancholy incident occurred at Stradey on Saturday afternoon last during the progress of the football match between Llanelly and Aberavon. There was a large crowd of spectators present, among whom was a lad named Evan Evans, of Park Eynon, brother of Mr. Jack Evans, who was playing forward for the Llanelly team for the day. The lad had been in weak health for some months past, but Saturday afternoon being so fine he ventured forth and was attracted to Stradey Park, desirous, no doubt, of seeing his brother Jack play for his old team. He took up a position in the south corner, the press-box side, and was watching the game most closely, and occasionallly applauding, when he was seen to reel and stumble against an onlooker at his side. The people in his neighbourhood thought he had swooned, and they gently laid him on the turf. There being no returning sign of life, Dr. Owen Evans came over from the grand stand, and having examined the body pronounced life extinct. This naturally caused a great sensation in the locality where the incident occurred, but the news did not travel quickly over the field, and the players themselves wers not aware of the tragic occurrence until the close of the game. A stretcher was brought and the dead body was carried off the field during the progress of the game. The greatest sympathy is felt for Mr. Jack Evans in the painfully sad circumstances I INQUEST ON THE BODY. An inquest was held on Monday at the T'ymelyn Hotel, by the coroner, Mr. W. Buckley Roderick, Thomas Evans, 11, Park Eynon, sworn, said: I am the father of the deceased. The deceased lived with me at 11 Park Eynon, and was a printer's machinist. He was 17 years of age. I was not present at the time he died. When I saw the crowd gathering I went over and recognised the deceased who was dead. How long had he been complaining of his heart! —For the last 12 menths. I suppose he had pain ?-Palpitation but no pain. For the last 7 months he had not been working ? -No sir. Did any doctor attend him ?-Yes, Dr. J. L. Davies. How long has he attended him 7-Sinoe he has been out of work, but Dr. Roderick attended him previous to that. He never kept his bed a single day ?-No. Did he tell you he was not supposed to go where he would be excited ?-The doctor told me not to let him get excited. Was the deceased present?—Yes, but he did not hear the conversation. Did you think he would be likely to get excited at a football match ?-No. sir. Did you persuade him not to go ?—No. Had he any special interest in the match Perhaps it was because his brother came down from Llwynpia to play in the match. The deceased went down to the field alone. I did not go down with him. He never played football himself. Had he been down this season before on the football field ?—No, but I took him to Swansea to see them play Llwynpia. Only two matches he hae seen this season. There was nothing exciting in that match—No. What was happening in the field at the time he fell 7-1 think it was just after Aberavon scored the first try. Sydney Francis, Marble Hall-road, deposed that he knew the deceased. He saw the deceased on the football field on Saturday with his arm round the posts that supported the ropes that went round the football ground. Did you see him fall!—No. How was he lying?-On his side. Witness (continuing) said his attention was called to the deceased by some men near and he went forward and loosened his collar. He thought deceased was in a fit. Dr. Owen Evans .was sent for. Did Dr. Evans arrive ?—Yes. Soon after ?—Yes. What was happening in the match at the time deceased was lying on the ground ?-It was before Aberavon scored the try. You saw nothing that might have unduly excited him ?-No. Was the Aberavon team in the Llanelly quar- ter 1—I cannot say, I think play was near the centre. Dr. J. L. Davies, sworn, said that he knew the deceased. He had been attending to him for four or five months. He attended him for heart disease. When did you see him last ?—On Thursday. Was he bad then 7-Yes, worse than he had been for some time. Did you warn him ?—Yes, I warned him particu- larly that evening to avoid excitement and emotion. Have you warned him not to go to football matches ?—Yes, on a previous occasion. Have you seen him since death ?-I have. You have heard the evidence given to-day ?—Yee. What in your opinion was the cause of death !— Syncope due to heart disease. The disease from which he suffered was such as to render him liable to sudden death. The Coroner summed up and a verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was re- turned.
A BAD PRACTICE AT LLAN- ELLY. TO THE EDITOR. Dear Sir,—Why is it that the police don't keep i better order in our streets ? The Sunday night nuisance is as great as ever. One objectionable feature of this standing about is that young fellows get into the doorways of nearly all the business premises, talking loudly, smoking, and expectorat- ing, and generally making dirty premises, which poor, over-worked shop assistants have to clean. This must be very disagreeable to business men, and the practice ought to be stopped. i Yours, etc. MILO. I
ACCIDENT IN THE STREET. I On Friday evening a young man, Edwards by name, of Tunnel-road, was seized with a fit near the Athenaeum Hall, and, falling heavily on the pavement, sustained a severe cut on his head. Two constables standing on the corner, immediately carried the man inside the hall and rendered first aid, and Edwards was then removed home on a stretcher.
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ABERAVON GO UNDER. ) A DECISIVE VICTORY FOR THE SCARLETS. r [BY OUR SPORTING CORRESPONDENT.] I The Scarlets achieved a magnificent victory over Aberavon on Saturday. Not only did they achieve a magnificent victory, but their play constituted a brilliant exposition of the game. They seemed to be enjoying a veritable "afternoon out," their performances being as fine as anything I have seen either at Stradey or elsewhere for a long time. Their display was simply brilliant from staet to close, especially after the first ten minutes or so, which were occupied in order to enable them to get into tkeir stride. If the sospan has been cracked, it is gratifying, at any rate, to know that the Scarlets have not bated one jot of heart or hope and know how to play football as much now as ever. This is eminently satisfactory and shews that the members of the team are true sportsmen. In fact, very little has been spoken of in football circles at Llanelly since the defeat by Gloucester than the rare sportsmanlike spirit shewn by the Llanelly team after the oracking of the pot. Badger especially has come in for great praise, his excellent behaviour immediately after the match and since having been highly and deservedly praised by all sections of the sporting fraternity at Llanelly. It seems a bit incongruous that the defeat of the team should have actually added to the reputation of the captain. This, however, is just what has occurred, and upon closer examina- tion, I think my readers will agree with me that there is, after all, nothing essentially incongruous between the two facts, It is adversity that tries the man, and out of the trial Owen Badger has come with flying colours. I don't think I am wrong in stating that the Llanelly football fraternity are prouder of their team to-day than they have ever been during the season. This is saying a great deal, but I believe it to be true moreover, this is a fact respecting which I desire to congratulate both the team and their partizans. There can be no doubt that some people were disposed to entertain a fear that Aberavon would give us a heap of trouble, more, perhaps, than we would be able to cope with. Fortunately, their fears were groundless. It will be remembered that last season it was Aberavon that fell into the initial crack in the sospan and simply tore it asunder. It is curious that this season a lso it should be our lot to meet the Aberavon men soon after the first defeat sustained during the season. This coincidence might have had something to do with the prevalent fear that the strangers were going to prove a hard nut to crack, together with the fact that before last Saturday there never has. I think, been an occasion when Llanelly have scored very heavily against Aberavon. The visitors came down a strong lot with the fairly confident hope of being able to work in another crack in the sospan. They expected, if I am not mistaken, to hold a definite advantage forward and at half-back, but were prepared to take a back seat at three-quarter. As a matter of fact, there was not a department of the game where they held an advantage. They were beaten badly fore and aft. On the day's form, the scarlets were simply irresistible and could not be withstood. f The afternoon was beautifully fine, and the turf was as dry as a nut—conditions which certainly favoured our style of play. A fairly strong wind, however, was blowing down the slope, and it was against this that the Scarlets had to contend in the initial portion of the game. In connection with this wind also, the homesters made the only error in tactics which I saw during the whole of the match-I refer to the profitless practice of kicking in which some of the Scarlet backs in- dulged in the teeth of the wind. This, as may be imagined, was no good. On the contrary, it meant disaster, for when the ball got into the Aberavon ranks, the retnrn was two-fold as valuable as the kick up. It seems strange, in view of the splendid victory which the homesters eventually obtained, that in the early portion of the game, I mean the first ten minutes or so, the homesters appeared to be having the worst of the encounter, and I heard the dolorous conclusion on more than one hand that another defeat was in store for the Scarlets. Aberavon, there can be no doubt, started well, and made a series of determined assaults on the home goal. One of these was successful, and Sellaway scored in the corner. However, it was a soft try along the touch line, the Scarlets making apparently little effort to prevent their opponents getting over. This drawing of first blood stirred up the zeal and determination of the Scarlets, who thenceforward gave the visitors an exceedingly warm time of it. From now on, Llanelly were fairly in their stride, and try as they would, the Glamorganshire men could do very little against them. Before half-time had come, Morgan Williams had registered a couple of beautiful tries, and he led off the second half by putting on another just as neat right under the posts. By this time the visitors were a badly beaten lot, and until the end of the game they never had another look in. The defeat became a rout. In the last ten minutes Aberavon were quite demoralised. It is scarcely necessary to enter into great detail in criticism of the play, for at all points of the game Llanelly had a lot in band. It was expected that the visitors would hold an advantage forward. All I have to say is that I didn't see any of it. At half-back, Danny Jones, the International, was fairly worsted by little Dai Davies. It was a treat, indeed, to watch the skill and resource exhibited by the Llanelly pair at half-back. As to the three-quarters our men were far and away the more meritorious. At fullback, Joe Davies did some clever things at times, but I am constrained to confess that he was run pretty closely by his vis-a-vis. Brafo Llanelly A" team. On Saturday they met Kisca at Neath in the final tie for the South Wales Challenge Cup and came off victors by a splendid score.
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