Newport National Eisteddfod. THE CHIEF CHORAL CONTEST, The difficulty which recently cropped up in I connection with the forthcoming chief choral contest ad the Newport National Eisteddfod, and -ontost abb the Nr?.wport N, whioh threatened to result in the withdrawal of the Mertbyr and the Pontypool and Abersychan choirs from the competition, has now been agreeably settled. It will be remembered Shaft the hitch aiose owing to a misunder- standing respecting the test piece, "They than go down to the sea in shipi," selected from Mr David Jenkins's The Mariners." Ib was observed thai this chorus (No. 9), standing oy itt-elf, had a very awkward ending, and Mr Jenkins, on being appealed to, promised to re-set the finish so as to make it simpler. For some cause, the re-setting did not take place, and the committee therefore, in March last, decidad to extend the work by the inclusion of the two following choruses, Nos. 10 and 11. The question afterwards arose to whether the Merthyr and the Pontypool and Abersychan choirs had had notica of the change. Iu was feared that they were only practising No. 9. In fact the music for that part of The Mariners only had been sent to them until the second week m July, when the mistake was di-seovered. It was then thought that they had no tune to got the other pnrts ready, but both choirs and their officials have now magnanimously con- sented to throw themselves into practice at the eleventh hour and get ready for August 4th, The action of the choirs will secure the hearty commendation of the public, and adds greatly to the popularity which they already enjoy. Six choirs will now participate in the contest, viz Holyhead, Builth, Llaiielly, Rhymney, Ponty- ptot and Abersychan, and Merthyr. INTERVIEW WITH A LLANELLY I CONDUCTOR. In connection with the misunderstanding our Llanelly representative waited upon Mr Godsell, chairman of the Llanelly Choir committee, for an pxpression of view representing the feeling in iiianelly. In answer to inquiries pnb to him, Mr Godsell remarked that it was first of all stated tba.t the chorus from the Pdalm of Life to bf! prepared was No. 9. This was absurd," continued Mr GodselJ, for the sufficient reason that No. 9 is IJob a complete chorus. It has no finisb." "Biib it appears as a separate chorus lo the work ?" Y es, unfortunately it does. At a matter of fact. however, Nos. 9, 10, and 11 have to go together, and it would undoubtedly have been better if the three numbers—for such they ale- were grouped under one head and numeral in the work. However, when No. 9 was selected, we were promised that Dr. Jenkins would complete it before copies of the chorus were furnished to the choirs intending to compete. When the copies arrived, we found that they contained the three numbers. 9. 10, and 11, and some of us saw th" Musical Committee of the Newport National Eisteddfod, and were informed that the three numbers had to be prepared. Having made assurance doubly sure, we proceeded to work and have been engaged on the three numbers ever since." "Do you know whether the three numbers were sent to the other choirs ?" I cannot speak for all the other choirs, but I know that Rhymney and some others have been engaged on the three numbers." THE SEASON TICKETS. I As will bo seen from our advarbisii'sr columns season tickets for the whole of the Eisteddfod meetings are now available, and the plan is on view at Messrs Newman and Sons, Commercial- ..street, Newporo. Already there has been a large demaud for these tickets, and the booking is being rapidly proceeded with. Intending purchasers would therefore do well in their own interest to secure their seats with as little delay as possible. The committee, whose services mertt substantial support) at the bands of the public, are generous in the privileges they offer to season ticket holders, the prices for which, in regard to the number of mestitgs they cover, aie exceptionally low.
SNATCHED FROM CERTAIN I DEATH. An Interesting Letter. I The following letter speaks for iiself. All that is necessary to be added is that Mr McMullen's letter was perfectly spontaneous, and written without any idea of publication. Eller Vale, Harrington. 2ht May, 1897. On the 20th March, 1895, I was taken seriously ill the doctors treated me for pneumonia, pleurisy, and also weakness of the heart. I was under the treatment of different doctors, but never seemed to get any better, but gradually sank. I tried every sort of patent medicines, but of no avail, and after four months of suffering, and being waited on night and day, I was removed to the Infirmary as the only chance I had. I was eight weeks in the Infirmary, and sent homo as incurable, my case (they said) only being a question of time, as I was gradually I getting weaker and weaker. It was now con- sidered certain that I could not last much longer. My friends had tried everything they could possibly think of to relievo me, and when my wife was asked to try Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People she only shoolc her head and said it was no use trying any more. She was, however, prevailed upon to try one box, and I can say it was this that saved my life. Before I got through the first box I felt a changed man, and my friends saw clearly that they had gob the right thing at last, I used altogether eight boxes, and from taking the first box I gradually gained strength and appetite I soon got well, and got to stir about, to the wouder of everybody, but kepS on taking the piUs till I started to work, which I did live weeks ago, as strong and healthy as ever I was. The only thing I regret is that I did not get the pills sooner I can confidently recommend them as having saved my life, and will always spenk in praise of Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People.— Yours faitliftilly, SAMUEL TVTCNITULLRN." All classes of people, from the lowest to the highest) in the land, are unanimous in praising Dr. Williams' Pink Pills tor the cure of rheumatism, scrofnla, chronic erysipelas, and to restore pale and sallow complexion to the glow of health. They are also a splendid nerve and spinal tonic, and thus have cured many cases of paralysip, locomotor ataxy, neuralgia, St. Vitus1 dance, and nervous headache. They are now obtainable of all chemists, and from Dr. Williams' Medicine Company, 46, Bolborll Viaduct, London, at 2* 9d a box, or iix for 13 9d, but are genuine only with full name, Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People. The genuine pills, which cured Mr McMullen, as he so interestingly describes, are never sold lcose, or from glass jars or drawers, bub only inclosed, printed packages.
MOVEMENTSOF LOCAL VESSELS j Watlington left Blytli for Swinemunde 20th Uarperby left Borga. for Trangiiin(I 20th Wave arvd Antwerp from Bilbao 19th E'ten arvd Swinemunde from Tees 20th Gwalia arvtl Cartliagena ]9th Jane arvd Bilbao 21st-leaves for Cardiff 22nd Kate B Jones left Malta for Suda. Bay 20th I Ra,lyr arvd Newport iiOth Godmunding left Barry for Lisbon 20th James Tucker left Genoa for Constantiaople 20th Mandalay left Ketch for Gibraltar 19th w Caerfmon a¡vd Methil 19th wm symington passed Constantinople for Sulins, 20th G E Wood lefb Antwerp for Tyne 21st Castanos arvd Buenos Ayres 20th Barry arvd Glasgow 20th Aberdare left Seville for Barry 20th Beignon arvd Bilbao 20th Jersey left Bilbao 20th Rhymney arvd Bilbao 20th Collivaud arvd St Nazaire 20th Gwentland left Newport for Barcelona 20th Tredegar arvd Bilbao 20th Dowlais arvd Newport 20th Treherbert arvd Huelva 21st White Jacket passed Gibraltar for Malta 21st Sam Weller passed Malta for Mostyn Qaay 20th
I YANKEE YARNS. I OnlY a Little Garraction. Here is a poem which you may publish in your paper," said a young man with eyes in a fine frenzy rolling as he entered the editorial door. I dashed it off rapidly in an idle moment, and you will find it m its rough state, as it were. You can make such corrections as you think necessary. Ah, much obliged," said the editor. 11 I will give you a cheque tor ib at once." You are very kind," said the contributor. I shall be delighted. There you are," said the editor, handing bim the cheque. Many ihuik?," exclaimed the young man. I will bring you some poems," When he got to the door, ha suddenly paused, then he came back. Excuse me," he said, but you forgot to fill in the cheque. You have not written the date, nor the amount), nor have you ^gatd your name." Oil," said the editor, that is all right. You see I have given you a cheque in its rough state, as it were, You can make such corrections as ) you think necessary. I I Politeness Failed. The poor fellow had been cab driving for just about four years, and had become a little mote iveary-Iooking every day. I can't stand this no longer," be groaned at last. I ain'o agoin' to have no moro women findin' fault and sayin' all over the shop that they don't have what tney can courteous treatmeut." A lady happened to be standing at the next corner. Instead of calling out in the usual way, Cab, ma'am ?" the driver stopped his horse, dismounted from his perch, and advancing to- wards the kerbstone, lilted bis hat impressively and inquired Do yon propos making use of this vehicle to-day, madam ?:' Sir exclaimed the lady in a tone of genuine astonishment. I was asking, madam, do you wish to ride in this cab 7" continued the driver. If so, I will gladly escorb you to it. I aim to please." Well, I ne\t' heard such impudence," she stammered. I fully intended riding in your cab, but now I certainly shall not. And you may expect a complaint from me at the police station concerning your conduce, 911". The driver sad!y remounted his seat, and pulled his hftk down over his eyes. Tain't uo use Gibt-up was all he said. I Tha Humorist Vanished. I shall be famous. I have an idea that will send my name thundering down through the ages," remarked the sub-editor. Humph replied the humorist. It will be the first idea you have ever had. You spend most of your time destroying the good ideas of others. Well, that may lie, although you never have any ideas to destroy, seeing that you get those which you have from Joe Miller's joke book and the old almanac Oh, well, let's have your idea." To tell the truth, i b was suggested to me by you. Ah I thought as much, and yet you say-- 41 Don'b be in too big a hurry. You haven't heard my idea yet." What is it ?" I have invented a punctuation mark for humour. It is intended to ^how the reader where to laugh. In olden times, you know, ,Iw pc,int of the joke used to be printed in italics. Nowadays, there is no way to show the point, and as mnoy of the jokes, such as yours, have no point, it is im- possible to print the point in italic. Now, I suggest that a punctuation mark be placed at the beginning and at the end of everything supposed to be funny, so that the reader may be prepared to laugh when lie begins to read, and know when he has reached the point and it is time to laugh. I would suggest that the mark be two little squares placed above tho line, and I shall call it by my own name. What ria you think of that idea ? It was suggested by your stuff, as I told you. Bub the humourist had given the sufc-aditor a look of deep scorn and had vanished. Ideal, What wonder that Harold Mustleton was a proud and happy man Had he not won the heart and hand of the fairest and lowliest girl in the hotel—the finch sought after belle, whose bewildering beauty had captivated tho hearts of all the other men iroin the gray hr.ired old grand- father to the younger but more knowing college j sophomore ? And she had promised to be his-to marry him before the snow flew, aud to match her bridal blushes against the crimson splendours of the frost-tinted leaves in the coming autumn. No wonder Harold could scarcely believe in his good luck aud M he sat by her side and watched the evening star glimmering above the orange flush which maiked where the sun had sunk behind the hills, he felt moved to ask her the fourteenth question of the Lover's Catechism, i.e., How it happened that she had chosen him out of all the men in her wide circle of acquaintance to be responsible for her future happiness ?" Surely she musli have known better fellows than he watr," he urged richer, handsomer, more atlilrttc. "Why had she chosen bim ?" Ob, Harold, yon uiusn'b be too modest," replied Ada. as she gently pushed back the hair from his forehead. "You have a great many traits which none of my other friends possess. You are so thoughtful of my welfare, so tender and cou- siderate, so obedient to my slightest wish. I think it was those things which first won me to you, and I have never rwgretted it, for, Harold, you are simpiy an ideal lover." Ob, my darling You don'li know how glad I am to hear you say so 1" he exclaimed as he drew her to him and kissed her tenderly. Yes, dear and some day you must let me most her and thank her for making you what you are, continued Ada. "Meeb whom? My mother ?" asked Harold. No, Harold not your mother," she said sweetly. I want to thank the girJ who bioke you in
BOY KILLED BY LIGHTNiNG AT RHYMNfcY. Two Others Injured. On Tuesday wtoruoon a terrific thunderstorm p us.-i-id over llhyiriney, accompanied by heavy ruin, which caused the flooding of several houses And the tearing up of some of the roads, particularly the road leading past the Rhymney Gas Works, which becama impassable for a length of time. The lightning was most vivid and frequent, and the thunder unusually loud. When the storm ceased news arrived that a lad named Willie Moseley, son of Thomas Moseley, Newtown, had been killed while haymalciug on his grandmother farm at Blaen, Uhymuey. Observing a storm approaching, it appears that Mr Watkin Moseley called to the boys to run into tea until the storm had passed. Scarcely had the boys assented, than Willie Moseley was struck by the lightning and kil!ed on the F-I)ot-his body presenting a shocking spectacle when his uncle ran to him. The other ,,e i ii g of the hair of lad escaped with a slight singeing of the hair of his head, Ha was, however terribly frightened. In the lower part of the town, at No. 6, Forge- street, a curious and alarming accident occurred. The electricity entered the house and passed through almost every room in in, tearing down the plaster from the wails and piercing the partitions b?tw?en the rooms in a vury peculiar faahion. Miss E. A. Jones was the only occupant of the house at the time, and feeling rather nervous, she went into the pantry, of where she leaned her arms upon one of the shelves awaiting the cessation of the storm. All of a sudden she experienced a tarrible sensa- tion. She feit as if she was enveloped in flame, i and was thrown down violently. An ex-Ainin tion of the bedroom adjoining the pantry shows that the electric fluid had pierced a way through the wall at the very spot where Miss Jones stood. Dr. Crarev, one of Dr. Redwood's assistants, immediately responded to the call made upon him, and happily was able to report that beyond a very severe shock Miss Jones had escaped with but little harm. She has a burn mark upon her neck, which ail this spot is also slightly swollen. A large number of ornaments and pictures above the kitchen tire were broken in pieces, and the frame of a strong iron bedstead upstairs had been bent,
I THE 24th AT LLANDILO. The portion of the gallant 24th at present en route through South Wales had on Wednesday the pleasantest march they have yet bad or can have before they reach their destination, having traversed the intervening 12 miles between Llandovery and Llandilo over an almost level road and through the most charming part of the Towy Valley. A drizzling rain fell in the morning, but it did not last long enough to become inconvenient. On reaching Tanyrallt, the residence of Mr Vincent Peel, they were provided with a lunch by that gentleman, This was exactly midway between LUndovery and Llandilo, By 8 o'clock, signs of the approaching post were observable at Llandile, a party of the Cyclists' Corps reaching the town at that hour. A few hours later the pioneers arrived, then came the baggage waggons. The main body wer emet shortly after 11 o'clock just outside the confines of the town by the Volunteer Band, which played them into the town. Passing the Intermediate School they were lustily cheered by the boys who were assembled outside. Entering the town the regimental fife band played and then again the Volunteer Band. As the field on which they were to encamp Adjoined Llandilo Bridge Station it was necessary they should march through the main street, which was gay with bunting, as were other parts of the town. The field had been kindly placed at 11Ihe disposal of bbe regimenb by Mr Hopkins, Cawdwr Arms. In heu of a dinner the ^townspeople presented each man with 6d. The oamping ground was reached by 12 o'clock. It was visited in the course of the afternoon and evening by hundreds, the surrounding mining districts sending in a large number of visitors. Looking down upon the camp from the town the scene was most animated. At intervals after four .o'clock the bands played. In the evening the officers were entertained to dinner at Bryneithin I 'by Mr Lewis Bishop, agent to Lord Dynevor.
NATIONAL CYCLISTS' UNION, I A meeting of the local centre of the National CvclifcW Union took place at the Royal Hotel, Cardiff, on Wednesday evening. Mr John Young presided. The Secretary (Mr H. J. Powell) reported that the promoters of the recent sports at Pontypool had, on decided action by the N.C. U., agreed to take back certain prizes which had been declared by an official valuer to be under value, and to award others to the satisfaction of that committee. The Swansea Harriers offered j34 10s for the 25 miles centre championship, but the committee resolved not to entertain the proposal until they were satisfied that the track at Swansea was improved as to ensure safety to the competitors. lb was stated that the Harriers had advertised this champion. ship for their sports on September 4th, and the secretary was instructed to inform the club that no further entry forms should be sent out with this announcement until they had been awarded the race. A letter was read from Dr. Turner, chairman of the Professional Licensing Commit. tee, N C.U.. announcing that A. E. Kennard, Cardiff, had forfeited his licence as a professional by riding with Tom James, Mountain Ash, at an unlicensed meeting at Llanelly. A number of licences for amateurs were granted, the total issued by the centre this year creating a record and reaching 199.
THE LOST LETTER, I By RICHARD MARSH, | Author of The Devil's Diamonds," Mrs Musgrove and Her Husband." CHAPTER 1. ) When the Hon. Augustus Champnell observed that he had travelled to the family seat in the Northern Highlands for the sole purpose of asking his father if he had any insuperable objection to his adopting the profession of a detective, the Earl of Glen- lean stared. He looked as if he could scarcely believe his eyes—and ears. A what V A detective." Do you mean a policeman V My dear father The Hon. Augustus smiled. He was a tall, well-built, good-looking young fellow, I with fair hair, a slight moustache, a manner which was apt to be all things to all men— and women, and a pair of light-blue eyes which were curiously keen. As the Karl continued to stare, he explained— That sort of thing is all the rage just now. There's a heap of money to be made at it—that is if you are up to the mark And I flatter myself I am. Of course I should only take up cases of a certain kind, to which also there was attached a certain fee. Whatever else have I to do 1 I have practically no money of my own you have none to give me. I have no taste for heiress-hunting. The thing is at least as decent as the tea trade, or the Stock Exchange. As you are aware, I have always had a sleuth-hound sort of instinct ever aince I was a child. "I am aware of nothing of the kind. I don't know if you are in earnest. but, in any case, I take leave to tell you, sir. that I never heard such nonsense in my life. Heaven knows I have been worried enough in my tirue, but that a son of mine, a Campnell, should ever ask me if I had any objection to his becoming a common policeman—the thing is nothing else, sir, nothing else !—is a situation I never ex- pected to encounter." The Hon. Augustus evinced an inclination to speak, but the Earl waved him down with both his hands. Not another word, sir, not another word." So the Hon. Augustus, who knew his father, allowed the subject to drop—at least for the time. But the next morning, as he was wonder- ing if he should go for a stroll over the hills. or try a cist with a fly, there came a hurried tapping at the door of his sanctum, and Philpotts, the butler, entered. "The Karl wishes to know, sir, if you will go to him in his study at once." The Hon. Augustus put down his pipe. Very good, Philpotts. Anything the matter s" "Well, sir, I think there must be some- thing the matter. The Karl's in such a— each a— Theservitorhesitating, the Hon. Augustus finished his sentence. Yes, I know —a devil of a temper. All right, I'll be with him in a moment." As the Hon. Augustus was passing the Countess's own sitting-room — everybody knows that the Earl of Glenlean has been married t wice, and that the present Countess is about the age of his youngest daughter— young Roland, the Countess's first-bom, came rushing out. Hullo 'Gustus, the Earl and the Countess have beea going it, That is how the Hon. Ronald Campnell spoke of his father and of his mother. And ma's gone crying to her bedroom, and she said she'd help me with my kite, and nurse is not a bit of good, and I wish you'd come and help me." The young gentleman was holding a large kite in his hands, which required, apparently, some finishing touches. '• Sorry, Ronald, I cannot stop just now. Possibly I may be able to place my valuable Bcrvices at your disposal a little later on. As the Hon. Augustus entered the study, a moment's glance at his father showed him that it was something out of the common. The Earl of Glenlean was in a ntate of quite unusual excitement—unusual, even for him. He kept getting in and out of his chair as if he was unable to either sit or etand comfortably. Philpotts tells me, sir, that you wish to tpeak to me." I do, Augustus, I do. A most extra- ordinary thing has happened—a most extra- ordinary thing." I hope that it is nothing unpleasant 1" t4 It is unpleasant—it's dashed unpleasant. A paper—to be plain to you, a letter of au extremely confidential character—has been taken from my table here." Indeed, sir, when ?" Just now !:> 41 I do not quite understand you, sir. You'll understand me if you'll allow me to explain. You were talking yesterday about what you called your sleuth-hound Instinct, so I thought I'd give you an opportunity to put it to some practical use." The Earl was, plainly, snappish. His son contented himself with bowing. I went upstairs to speak to the Countess, leaving this letter on the table, and when I came down the letter was gone." The Hon. Augustus scrutinised his father with his keen blue eyes. He perceived not only that the old gentleman's agitation was genuine, but also that he was endeavouring to conceal rather than display it. 'What was in the letter?' "Never mind'! I tell you that it was of an extremely confidential character, and that I would not have it meet anybody else's ayea but my own, and the person's for whom it was intended, for—for a good deal." His son understood. He was aware that the Earl's record was of a curious sort, and could easily believe that he might have had a finger in a good many letters which he would rather keep from publication. Was it a letter you had received 1" No, it was one I was writing. In fact, I had nearly finished it when the Countess sent down to say that she wished to speak tome." Who brought the message?" Her maid but she could have had nothing to do with the matter, because she went upstairs in front of me, and I saw her go into the Countess's bedroom. "How long were you goneV Certainly not more than ten minutes, probably less. It was the consciousness of having left the letter lying on the table which made me hasten back." Did you shut the door when you went ?" Yes, and it was shut when I came back. Was anything taken except the letter 'l' Nothing—not a thing had been touched^ To all appearances the table was exactly as it was when I left it. Tell me precisely where the letter was." It was on my blotting case. When Mills —that is the maid's name—came in I was writing it. When I went out I turned the leaf of the blotter so as to cover it. You are sure you did cover it V I am not prepared to swear to it. J am under the impression that I did—I intended to, but the fact is I was anxious to hear what the Countess had to say." Did the maid see that you were writ- tog V I take it that she did—she could scarcely have helped it. But I am sure that she did not know what I was writing, and as I have told you, I am convinced that she could have had no hand in the abstraction of the letter. I am not suggesting that she had. Was there anybody about the house who knew that you might be writing such a letter ?" creature Not a soul I swear It!" The Earl's agitation became almost painful. I will be frank with you. Augustus. Rather than that anybody about the house should become acquainted with the contents of that letter, I would give 10 years of my life. I am relying both on your honour and on your discretion." "In so doing you are perfectly safe. Have you inquired if anybody entered the room during your absence That is not the least extraordinary part of the affair. I have asked Philpotts. He tays he was busy in the morning room, and he is sure that nobody did Is that what Philpotts says Yes." The father glanced sharply at his son. You are not suggesting that Philpotts might have had a hand in it ?" "Not I. Philpotts dangled me in his irms when I was a baby. I have not known him all these years without taking his measure. I was only wondering if he had My particular cause for noticing." If. as he says, he was busy at the side- board. aDd the morning room door was open, M ib was, he could not have helped but notice. Aren't the rooms right opposit each other V' a Precisely. That Is so. Then if no one came through the door, someone must have come through the window." The window has been wide open all the time, just as you see it now. But no one could very well have got through the win- dow without damaging either the roses or the flowers, and nothing of the kind has happened, because I have looked to see." The Hon. Augustus leaned through the open window. It was raised, perhaps, five feet off the ground. Not only did a wide bed of flowers run along the wall at the foot, but the wall itself was 1 covered with climb- ing roses, which, just then, were a mass of blossoms. As the Earl observed, it seemed that anybody climbing through the window would have been forced to leave marks of his presence either on the flower-bed or among the roses. But, so far from anything of the kind being visible, everything was in spotless order. Not a petal lay upon the ground. (To bf conclndfd io-morrow.)
I AGRARIAN OUTRAGE IN IRELAND. A caretaker named Johnson, on the Bodyk estate, Clare, who has been under police escort for some time, was fired at on Tuesday while walking with a police escort. Constable Erley was bib by one ot the shots, bub nob seriously wounded. The police were unable to capture any of the miscreants. A similar incident occurred on the same estate on the previous day, but no one was hurt.
BORWICK'S BAKING POWDER. BEST Baking Powder BORWICK'S BAKING POWDER. in -the World. BORWICK'S BAKING POWDER. Wholesome, BORWICK'S BAKING POWDER. Pnre, and BOITWICICS BAKING POWDER. Free from Alum. How TO RBAD CHABACTEB FROM THE FACB.—. Small eyes show acquisitiveness and meanness large, full, moist eyes indicate kindliness of disposition and benevolence bright, glittering eyes how murder- beware of them, cowardly assMsins and Jalsoners have them a turned up nose shows deceit; a long, I full nose means intelligence a narrow chin and jaw shows vacillation and weakness a square and broad jaw determination and viciousness eyes set wide apart in the bead is indicative of a good memory for words.—Consulting Dr. Bridgwater, of 18; Custom House-street meaijj a Certain Cnro for all dj:j$es.
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FACTS AND FANCIES., —. I BEATING His REcoitD. -Perkasie: I saw an air-ship the other day.—Staggers I taw (hie) two of 'em. A GREAT Succicss.-He I hear you are taking cooking lessons.—She Yes.—He Have you been successful ?—She Very. Only one death so far. BETTER STILL. There's a chicken in Salem with four legs."—" That's nothing. We often have chickens at our boarding house that are all legs." Papa," said Sammy Snaggs, as he paused, pencil in hand, "how can you make a Greek cross ? "Mention the Concert of Europe to him." What are the weather indications to-day ?" asked the thin man. Rain, to a certainty circus in town," said the thick man, without looking at the bureau's report. H^ is a very poor judge of human nature," remarked Miss Cayenne, thoughtfully, What let,de yon to that conclusion 2" He has such a good opinion of himself." She And you say there were 13 ab the table? —He Just. One of the party is sure to die before the year's out. 1 Oh, I guess not You see, we are all office holders." "It must be awful to be broke away out West." I didn't find it so. I had a pretty gnod suit of clot;les, so I prebanbed to be wanting to invest in real estate. Nothing was too good for me." Mrs De Withers (on the way from church) I think, my dear, Dr. Longwind's sermon was a very finished effort.—Mr De Withers It was, but do you know I was afraid it never would be. MaRJe IIIPOUTANT.—" Man ought to live to raise a iimrJø on the cheek of sorrow." That's all right; but it takes all my time to ra:se a smile on tha cheek of my book-keeper." HER FEAR.—She Oh, isn't that a bull ?-He Yes, but you needn't be afraid so long as I am with you.—She But I'm afraid you wouldn't be with me long if he came this way. LIKE A GIRL.-Site Mr Sappy, you are very much like some girls I know.—Mr Sappv Am I, Miss Marvy ?-" Yes, in one way. You try to dress like a man." WHY HE DIDN'T LIKE Hibf.-Friend How do you lik<\ your new teacher ?—Tommy Don't like him. He's delicate. That kind never get sick enough to stay home. A TRUE CHRISTrtN.-Mabgl What makes you think you are a Christian ?—Blanche Well, last night when Fred smacked me on one cheek I turned to him the other. TOMMY'S IDEA.—Mother Now, Tommy, take this piece of bride's cake, pub it under your pillow, and dream on it.—Tommy I'll do a good deal more dreaming if I eat lb. HOME-MADE LUXURY.—" My wife is goinit to fix up our house ;■ a summer resort." How will she do it ?" Get some h)1rd beds, and cub the table down to half rations." His CHOICIC.-Old Gentleman What would you like to be when you grow up?—Boy I'd like to be a brick],-tyer. That's, a commendable ambition. Why would you like to be a brick- layer ?"—" 'Cause there's so many days when bricklayers can't work." FURNISHED A DIAGRAM.—The waiter brought Iiirr: a small bit of steak. He swallowed it and asked for a piece of string. On getting it he deliberately took his measure at the waist and gave it to the waiter, saying, I want enough steak for a man of that size." He gob it. FOLLOWING PATERNAL ADVICE.—" Wi,y on earth did you marry that grasps widow ?" de. manded Mr Ricketts angrily of his son. I was following your advice, fattier." Following my advice, you idiot) I never advised you to inurry her." No, but you always told me to make hay while the sun atione. FAIR \V A RNING. -Miss Gushmore Poor, dear dear man I want to select a tract that will help you to beat you unhappy lob. Lat me see why did yon find it necessary to-er-to remove your wife ?-No. 1,14-1 I fixed her fer talkin' too much wid her mouth an' askin' too many fool question.s-daL'¡j wo'u I dun it fer.
IIHYMNEY COAL AND IRON COMPANY. Shareholders Demand an Investigation. An informal preliminary meeting of share- holders of the Rhymney Coal and Iron Company was held at the Angel Hotel, Cardiff, on Wednesday afternoon, Mr W. S. Hume, solicitor, CardiiF, was voted to the chair, and those in attendance represented in the aggregate 12,000 shares, old and new. At the outset, Tho CHAIRMAN read a letter from Mr Thomas Morel, J.P.. who, m stating his inability to be present, said, I shall be glad to co-operate with other shareholders. I know the reasons J why the company is not paying." The Chairman declared that the company had a really good property, and all that was wanted was i^fficienb management. He objected to a Welsh coal compauy like that being managed from an expensive London office, and he thought some members of the bo,rd might ba replaced with advantage to the company. He complained that the reports of the company furnished little practical information referring, on this bead, especially to the brewery, which, judged by other breweries, ought to be very remunerative. But shareholders had not been able to ascertain whether the brewery paid or not. In the course of ensuing discussion it was pointed out that inasmuch as the usual meeting of the company took place to-day, it was too late to pret proxies filled up in regular form, Mr S. HERN suggested that that meeting should be represented in Cannon-street to-day, and a demand made for an Investigation Committee. Mr W. T. THOMAS (Memhyr) made a long statement as to the affairs of the company. He complaine1 that when he had been present at meetings of the company in Loudon and had criticised the report he had been hooted by shareholders, who were nothing but speculators, who bought for the rise. According to a statement made by the chairman of the company about two years since, the profits on the brewery alone amounted to £18.000 a year. Prior to the present board coming into office, 18 years ago, the company was paying 6 and 7 per cent. The directors had spent in that period over a quarter of a million of money upon steelmaking plant, which was then considered the best in South Walof, and was put up under the superintendence of Mr David Evans, the present general manager for Messrs Bolckow, V.iughan and Co. Now those work-! had gone to rn:n they were only a nest for birds. They had been dismantled, and works which had cost over a quarter of a millio had realised but a few thousand pouudp. The new capital and debentures of the company raised during the board's term of office amounted to £532.650, of which £ 350,000 was in 5 per Cent. Debentures, although there still remained £ 51,000 uncalled on the Oidinary Shares. The output of coal in 1831, according to Mr David Evans, was 550,000 tons and although new pits had been opened since then the output last year was nearly 40,000 tons less than in 1878, when the board came into office. The company had tho best bituminous coal in South Wales, and any quantity of it S the spot, and their work,- were two miles nearer port than were those of Cyfarthfa. Yet they had been carried on at a loss from year to year. There was a beautiful directors' bous." at Rhymney nothing better in Cardiff to which the directors came down to stay, sometimes bringing their familie. (Laughter.) Mr SAYCE thought it would be a mistake to call up the ordinary capital, because it improved their credit. Mr THOMAS asked what about the credit of the company before the 5 per Cent. Debentures were issued ? Mr SAYCE rr-joined that they were a dividend- paying company in those days. Eventually Mr Samuel Hern and Mr Thomas Morel were asked to attend the meeting of shareholders in London to day, to take such steps there as they may deem desirable to secure the appointment oi a committee of investigation. It was decided to adjourn for a week-on the motion of Mr Giffen (Massy and Co.)—to receive a report from Messrs Hern and Morel, and to elect a com- mittee of investigation of five. Circulars will be issued to the whole of the shareholders, giving notice of next week's meeting atcardiff, when it is expected there will be a large attendance, not only of South Wales shareholders, but of those in the West of I
SOUTH AFRICA. CAPETOWN, Tuesday,—TheKimberlsy branch iof tha Afrikander Bond has passed a resolution extending a beart-y welcome to Sir R. Milner, the Governor and High Commissioner, on the occasion of his Excellency's projected visit to that city. Dr. Muir, superintendent-general of education, in a speech delivered at the opening of a poor school for whites expressed the opinion that compulsory education was necessary at the Cape. The Corinthian Football Team, which is I visiting South Africa, has played a match here against a military team. The visitors won by four goals tr nil. A telegram from Salisbury announces that Sir Richard Martin, accompanied by his staff, was to leave to-day for Mashingorobi in order,to assume I command of the operations against the rebellious natives, which are expected to commence on the 22nd inst. The Jesuit Fathers report that the t natives are massing in large numbers in Msanan's country, 15 miles north-west of Chishawsba, with the object- of consulting Kukube, the witch doctor. CAM TOWN, Tuesday.-A severe gale, accom- panied by rain, swept over Cape Town yesterday. It was of so violent a character that several carriages of a suburban train were lifted off the rails. Fortunately they contained only a tow passengers, who escaped with slight injuries. Many bouses were unroofed, and at the docks a cab was blown into the water. The driver was saved.-Reuter.
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Messrs Davies, George, and Davies' Affairs, I BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDINGS AT PEMBROKE DOCK. The adjourned application for the discharge of Mr W. Davies George and Mr Colin Rees Davies, the surviving partners of tbe bankrupt firm of Messrs Davies, George, and Davies, solicitors, Haverfordwest, came on before his Honour Judge Bishop at the Pembroke Dock County Court on Wednesday, Mr Ivor Bowen, barrister, appeared for the official receiver (Mr Thomas Thomas, Carmarthen) Mr S. T. Evans, M.P. (instructed by Messrs Eaton, Evans, and Williams, Haver. fordwest) for Mr W. Davies George and Mr Arthur Lewis for Mr Colin Rees Davies. Mr Bowen stated that the official receiver opposed the application. Before allowing the official receiver's report to be read, Mr Arthur Lewis said Mr S. T, Evans and himself had advised their clients what course to take, and they were now prepared tc make certain personal sacrifices in the form of consent to a judgment being entered against them for a sum to bo arranged, and, of course, regulated by their respectiye positions—not upon the basis of the official receiver's report. His Honour But such a sum as would be satisfactory to the official receiver, of course. Mr Ivor Bowen In fact, having cons:dered the question, the official receiver, in the exer- cise of his duty, cannot entertain any such proposition at the presenb momenb. An the flame time, if your Honour thinks, after his report has baen read that the justice in the case will be met by accepting such a suggestion, be will not opoose any further. His Honour said that under the circumstances he must have the report read. The official receiver's report dealt with all three estates and their financial relations— statistics which have been fully set out in theee column?. In the course of his observa- tions he said that, owing to his inability to realise the colliery shares, the trustee was unable to say what the dividend would be, but hs estimated that 58 in the £ I would be paid to the creditors. It would seem that the books of account,although systematically kept until 1892, were unreliable as regards the annual balances debit balances, which should have been written off as bad," bad been carried forward as assets year after year, thus making the balances erroneous and misleading, nothing having been allowed for depreciation of securities for some years, nor of book debts, amounting to £15,000, which had become irrecover- able. The books had not been balanced since 1892, when an adverse balance of nearly appeared against the firm. The firm's capital account had been gradually reduced during recent years. During the last 20 years the business of the firm developed into that of bankers as well as solicitors, owing no doubt to the influential position occupied by the senior partner in Pembrokeshire. There was now due for deposits made since January, 1890, £17,559 to 68 depositors. Complaints of negligence in regard to some of the investments were ma'e by creditors. The conduct of the bankrupts in the four following instances seemed to the Official Receiver Mrs Mary Eliza- beth Evans chimed £500 for "moneys received for my use and intertsb thereon" in October, 1894. This money was for a specific purpc.se, viz.,)jto purchasft house property. (2) Me3-irs Har- ris and Lewis had proved for £163 8J 7d in their capacity as trustees for money left with Davies, George, and Davies on January 24-th, 1895, to be invested," which was nob done, and for which the trustees had received no security. (3) The Rev. Thomas Thomas proved for £1,500 and mterest. In this case the £1,500 was in December, 1879, properly invested noon mortgage, which was paid off on March 7, 1885, and the money was received by the firm. In June of the same year Messrs Davies, George and Co,—Mr Colin Davies not being then a partner-wroto to Mr Thomas, saying that they had received this money and enclosing the deed of reconveyance, at the same time stating that they had at oncc re-invested it on excellenb security. In 1889 this amount again came into the hands of the firm, bus in consequence of itn then bemg only personal security there was no ueed of a reconveyance, and the fact of the receipt of this money by the firm was not bronghb to the knowledge of the creditor until shortly before the bankruptcy, when he applied for his securities and found there were none. The interest was paid regularly by the firm as if properly invested, and th" creditor was left under that impression. (4) In 1883 the company firm lent the late Mr Soth Evans £700 upon a mort- gage in favour of one of their clients. Subse- quently £350 repayments were made in four instalments from 1883 to 1887. This £350 had not, however, been paid to the mortgagee, but. had been used by the firm, and still appeared in their books as due from them to the late Mr Seth Evans, interest being paid to the firm upon the remaining £350, whilst the firm appeared to have regnlarly paid to the morlgasjoe the interest; on £700. The receipts given for three (£50, £20, and £80) of tbe mstalmaota did not aoafca that they were on account of the JB700 mortgage, but that for the £200 (the fourth instalment) con- firmed that assumption, because it said on further accouub of principal due on mortgage." Having regard to the entries in the books and the numerous payments of interests since 1883 in connection with this matter it was difficult to understand how the junior partners could have remained ignorant of the misappropriation of this money. The surviving partners had maintained through- out the bankruptcy proceedings that they were not aware of these irregulari ties and of the insol- vency of the firm until a local firm of solicitors was called in by the senior partner to investigate their affairs in June of last year. The Official Receiver, proceeding, said it was almost impossible to reconcile this contention with the facb that they were in daily attendance at the office, and of necessity taking an active share in its management, which devolved upon them when the late Sir William attended to his Parliamentary duties. The Official Recaiver concluded by reporting that (1) the bankrupts' assets were not of a value equal to 10-i in the £ on the amount of their unsecured liabilities; (2) that the bankrupts had omitted to keep proper books of account; and (3) that, the bank- rupts had been guilty of fraudulent breach of trust. The Official Receiver, however, added that he had nothing to report against the bank-opts' conduct dnring the bankruptcy proceedings, both of the surviving partners having evinced every desire to assist the official receiver and trustee in very complicated matters arising out of the bank- ruptcy. Mr Taylor then gave evidence to tho effect that Mr Colin Rees Davies's separate estate would certainly yield 20s in the and he thought Mr George's separate estate would also do so if no other proofs came in in regard to trusb matters. As to the joint partnership estate of the late Sir Wm. Davies and the i applicants, he had no idea what the dividend would amount to. It depended very largely upon the realisation of the colliery shares. In any case he did not think it would come to 5s in the JEL His Honour: The only certainty about it was that I II., partnership estate will not give 5 in the £ ?—Yes. Mr S. T. Evans then addressed the Court on behalf of plaintiffs. Mr W. Davies George then entered the witness box, and referred in detail to the cases and offences enumerated in the report, with a view to proviing that he was nob responsible as mere salaried partner for the money transactions and investments of the thm, which were entirely looked after by the late SIr Wm. Davies. Mr Arthur Lewis addressed the court on behalf of his client, stating that his case for discharge W:>8 even stronger than Mr George's. Mr Colin Rees Davies wenb into the box and denied that there were any grounds for charging him with fraudulent breach of trust. His Honour said tbe case was a very important one, and he would like to have sufficient time to consider it before arriving at a decision. He did not think the terms offered were quite satisfac- tory, and he had privately suggested an addition to them which counsel could discuss with the applicants. Learned counsel requested a private consultation with his honour, which was granted, and after an absence of about fifteen minutes Mr S. T. Evans said that, as was stated at the outsat, Mr George felt, particularly as he had been appointed to public offices, that it would not be righb of him to ask for his discharge without showing that he was prepared to make a personal sacrifice, which would go to some extent to help the creditors. He now therefore consented to submit to judgment against him in the sum of £100 per annum for five years, or, if he could possibly manage ib, to pay £450 down before the 31st of December nexb. Mr Arthur Lewis said he should like to say on hebalf of Mr Colin Davies thab although he was not a holder of appointments, he entertained to the fullest extent the desire to make a further personal sacrifice in favour of tbe creditors, and he now offered to consent to a judgment against him to bo paid in five annual sums of £25 each, or of £120 if he could pay it before December 31st next. His Honour said that under these oiroum- siancas, considering the position of the parties and how their interests would be affected in the future, and looking at their prospective incomes, the offers they now proposed to make were such as the Court might very well accept. Of course the official" receiver and trustee were simply powerless in the matter, and had to accept what the Court thoughb right, He did not think the applicants were entirely free from blame, although they might be considered free from any charge of fraud. So far aa thai was concerned, therefore, the duties of the court were considerably lightened, and could deal with the matter with a greater amount of leniency. The payment of the money whioh was proposed to be paid seemed to him ridiculous as far as it nffeoted the realisation of the estate, but it was a desire to do till in theie$ower to show that they were willing to accept a certain amountof punishment—if thejr called itpuoishment —for what he might call their negligence in the matter. Under tbe circumstances, therefore, be felt justified in discharging them upon the terms mentioned by learned counsel. In answer to the Official Receiver, his Honour said that the technical offonces, in so far as ths dividend did not amount to 10a in the and in regard to incomplete book-keeping, had been borne out by the evidence. j The hearing lasted about four and a-half hottrs.
DR. BBIEOWATBR, M.D., U,S>A>, 18, Custom House-scfmt, Cw<Ji 79*9
I THE 10CHI EXPEDITION. I I Two Towns Occupied I SHEKANNI (TOCHI), Tuesday.—The 1st brigade of the punitive expeditionary force, minus the 33rd Punjab Infantry, which for military reasons was at the last moment left at Batta Khel, arrived here at 10 o'clock this morning, having encountered no opposition on the way. The brigade, which is under the commaud of Brigadier-General Egerton, is accompanied by Major-General Corrie Bird,leader of the expedition. Sheranm was found quite deserted. Captains Shaw and Caldecofet, with a squadron of the 1st Punjab Cavalry accompanied by Lieutenant Cockerel), of the Intelligence Department, and Mr Lorimer, political officer, proceeded to Maizar, which was also found to have been abandoned by all except one man, who was taken prisoner. The officer commanding the rearguard reported on his arrival that, on neaiing Sheranni, he had seen several parties of natives on a ridge of lowlying hills on the left flank. They offered no resistance, but kept appearing and disappearing on the crest of the ridge. The brigade is encamped on the same site that was used for a camp in 1895. The only water supply is obtained from the Tochi river, which in its present state is extremely muddy. To-morrow the demolition of Sheranni will be begun. The fodder and grain, of which the place has large stores, will be most useful to the expeditionary forcp. At 3 30 this morning, before the 1st brigade started, the whole garrisonat Dalta Kliel was turned out in readiness for an attack, information having been received late at night that thp Mullah Powindah had collected 6,000 men in Khaisora, 22 miles from the camp, and was preparing to attack it. The expected attack did not take place, but there seems little room for doubt now that the Mullah intends to take to the warpath. It was for this reason that the 33rd Punjab Infantry was left behind. As an additional precaution the Boya post was reinforced by two companies from Miranshas. The field telegraph to here will not be open for some time.
I BANGOR & ARVON BUILDING SOCIETY. I Heavy Defalcations of the Society. I According to a report which the directors of the Banor and Arvon Permanent Benefit Build- ing Society have issued to the shareholders, thf) books show defalcations to the extent of £1,880. Their secretary, Robert Hughes, who was a member of the Bangor Town Council and the Carnarvon County Council, absconded some three weeks ago. There was then a warrant issued for his apprehension on a charge of forging a cheque for JB400, and hil has since been adjudicated a bankrupt. Mr Hughes's whereabouts are not knowQ.
AN ARISTOCRATIC MILKMAN. I At Bow-street on Wednesday a summons was heard against Lord Ravlelgh for selling milk, for which at least 20 per cent. of fat had beon extracted, at a shop in Great Russell-street. Mi- H. C. Jones supported the summons on behalf of the St. Giles's Board of Works. Mr Ricketts, jun., who defendecl, said that a mistake had been made in summoning Lord Riyleigh. The shop was described as Lord Riyleigh't dairy, but the Right Hon. Edward Strutt, Lord Rayleigh' brother, was the t'ntpd occupier. The summons was eventually withdrawn.
THE SUNDERLAND MYSTERY, I At Sunderland on Wednesday afternoon the coroner's jury returned a verdict of Wilful murder" against Wm. Scott, the young man who early on Thursday morning last was found lying asleep beside the dead body of Elizabeth Hutchinson, an old woman, in the latter's house. The crime was discovered by the woman's son. The ptisoher, when charged, said he remembered nothing of ttit matter, and atbempted to commit suioidei.
TERRIBLE HEAT IN ALGERIA. I ALGIRBS, Wednesday. -Terri I)le beat prevailed yesterday ab Bona, the thormomeber registering 113 degrees Fahrenheit in the shade. There were numerous outbreaks of fire in the surrounding district, the worst occurring ab the village of Penthievre, where 17 natives lost their lives in the flames. For a time the whole village was threatened with destruction, but according to a telegram received this morning the fire has b(>¡¡ got under control and all danger is now over.- Reuicr.
BATHING FATALITY AT LLANELLY. I A bathing fatality occurred atlLlanelly on Tuee- dayjnight. A youth named Wm. Jenkins, living with his uncle at the New Dock, proceeded to bathe in the channel, leaving his clothes on the quay wall. He was accompanied by his uncle and some other boys, but was suddenly missed, and was nob afterwards seen. When our parcel left the body bad not been recoverrd.
EPPLOSION IN A CARTRIDGE FACTORY. I NEW YORK, Wednesday. An explosion occurred to-day in i cartridge loading machine, at the Winchester Arm. Company's manufactory at Newhaven. Four women and three men were killed, and several persons were hurt. One of the injured is not expected to survive. Fragments of bodies were scattered in all directions, and two persons were decttpitated.-Beufer.
"FOE THE DF.FENCK." Fergus Hume's I Thrilling Story. For The Defence," commences in the Cardiff Times and South Wales Weekly News on Saturdayiicxt.
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JJEVAN AND COMPANY FOR BEDSTEADS AND BEDDING Never less than Two Thousand Bedsteads in stock. Bedding is home-made, and warranted pure. EVAN AND COMPANY FOR CARPETS AND LINOLEUMS A splendid assortment -of Newest Patterns, and at lowest possible pricer. JJEVAN AND COMPANY FOR BEST VALUE! Our large Cash Purohases enable us to save our customers 25 to 30 per cent. on their purchases. JJEVAN AND COMPANY FOR FREE DELIVERY Tn addition to which we pay the Return Fare of all Cash Purchasers of a reasonable amount. JJEVAN AND C4 0 MIA N It. LIMITED. REGISTERED AS "fä:m CARDIFF FURNISHERS," DUKE-STREET & ST. MARY-STREET, CAIt D I P F ALSO SWANSEA, NfeWtftiltT, AND PONTYPOOL. 8000 8071 llBr —— LOWEST SUMMER PKICES? co ALS r Ton, for Cash on Delivery. RED ASH COtSl,ES. for Ranges, 13s 6d: & Splendid Coal for the Summer. RED ASH LARGE (Good Quailty),14s 6d. !,OCEAN" LARGE WASHED NUTS, 14s 6d: Selected. House Coal, Engine, and Smith's ëÓàls, and Coke, at-Lowest Prfcev Please send Postcard: T.SHIELDS, CRtfYS COAL YARD (Near Crwýs Bridge)- CATHAYS. 846 ORÐER FROM tOUR NEWSAGENT A COPt lio Ttt-F. C?kP.T)IF# Tlmr-s ÀNi) StitiTä-W AtEsW¡c¡¡;gLYNEWS I DIAMOND JUBILEE, 1897. CARDIFF'S GREATEST AND GRANDEST GROCERY AND PROVISION STORES, rjiBE ROYAL STORES, IN THE HAYES. Pianos for nothing by buying our DELI., CIOUS JUBILEE TEA, the beat value in Great Britain. For Coapon System see bills, or call for particulars at tbe ROYAL STORES. The next Instrument will be presented on Monday, August 2nd. QRIFFITH, SON & LTD. ;7QQ8-S61e JMPORTANT NOTICE. GREAT ANNUAL CLEARANCE SAtE OF FURNITURE pROOEEDING AT JJERRY AND 34, QUEEN STREET, CARDIFF. SSttftfi* GRAND OPPORTUNITY FOR PARTIES FURNISHING TO SAVE FROM 20 TO 30 PER CENT. CARRIAGE PAID ON ALL ORDERS OVER TWENTY SHILLINGS. 9058 10a H, pRIEST AND CO.. CANTON, CARDIFF. WIRE NETTING Per 50 Yard Rolls s. d, s. d. 5in mesh, 2ft wide.. 3 0 2in mesh, 2ft wide.. 3 9 2in mesh. 2ft wide.. 4 8 2in mesh, 3ft wide.. 5 9 in mesh, 4ft wide.. 6 2 2m mesh, 4ft wide.. 7 9 All Sorts Equally Cheap. GALVANISED ROOFING SHEETS s. d. 8. d. 5ft long. ft. 1 1 8ft long.. on. 1 9? 6ft long 1 4 9fo long 2 2 7ft long. 1 7 10ft long 2 6 Ridging, Nails. Washers, Bolts, etc. 509 ROOFING PELT, with Nails, 3s 4d and 3s 9el Roll WATER UANKS, GARDEN SEATS, ARCHES, TENTS. ^HO JJROKE THE GROCERS' RING ? WHO KILLED HIGH PRICES ? WHO STRANGLED UNFAIR TRADING ? WHO SELLS THE BEST ARTICLE AT THE LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICE rjHE J^IRECT rjIRADING CO., 286, BUTE-STREET, FOUR DOORS FROM CUSTOM HOUSE-STREET, JJUY FROM US AND POCKET THE' DIFFERENCE- 7912-678e CItOSS j^uTTt h E R s WORKING-STREET, CARDIFF. BEST GALVANISED CORRUGATED SHRETS- 5ft. long Is Id each. I 8ft. long.. IslOd each. 6ft. Is 4d.. 9ft „ 2s 2d 7ft. „ Is 7d.. 10ft. 2s 6d BEST QUALITY ROOFING AND OTHER FELTS 3s, 3s IOd, per Roll of 25 yards. WIRE NETTING IN 50-YARD ROLLS. 3in. mesh by 2ft. wide,3s Id I 2in.raesh by 2ft. wido,3al0d Sin. „ by 2ft. „ 4s 9d 2in. „ by 3ft.5sl0d 3in. by 4ft. „ 6s 3d 2in. „ by 4ft. „ 78 lOd Terms, Net Cash iu Warehouses here; 57e Galvanised Barb Wire, Open and Closed Tanks Lawn Mowers. Rollers, Garden Seats and Ar ches, <tc THE liOATH FURNISHING CO. 42, CAsrLE ROAD, ￼ <U JL? AND yERE 81. JJOATH, QAttDIFF, THE CHEAPEsr HOUSE IN SOUTH WALES FOB ALL KIND OF JJOUSEHOLD JjlURNITURE FOR CASH OR ON THE EASY PURCHASE SYSTEM, At *Te<ms to Suit all Comers, CATALOGUES POST FRID AU Delivered Free. Note our Only Address— ROATH JjlURNJSHING Co. 421 OASTLK.ROAn & VERE-S'TUEET. ROA.rf1}J; CARDIFF. 44e KfiDDt&'S HIGH-CLASS PICKLES Prepared in VICTORIA DATE VINEGAR and without any added Acetic Acid. Messrs KEDDIE were the first to recognise the \1periodty of VICTORIA DATE VINEGAR, and to resolve to pickle exclusively with it. Ask your Grocer or KEDDIE'S PICKES. KEDDIE, LTD.. 11 to 15, PAGE STREET, WESTMINSTER, S.W. Telegrams, Saucy, London.' 478e GREATAMERICAN CURE.-TwentJ \? years' research has broubt to lightaGuaranteey Remedy for Nervous Debility, Brain Fag, Weakness Lassitude, Despondency, Dimness of Sight. Loss of Memory and Confusion of Ideas, Dizziness, Noises in. the Ears, Melancholy, Blotches on the Skin, and all Kidney Ailments. The Prescription is in the hands of a Minister, who will befriend anyone suffering from these enervating Diseases. It has Cured Thousands. S erely send self-addressed envelope to the Rev. DAVID JONES, Ray Villa, Lewes, England, when the Prescrip ion will be sent free of charge. Name this Paper.25 f?ON'T?FORGET THAT VIRIDINE j? is the CURE for CORNS.—This ?and discovery has led many to imitate it, but without gaining for such preparation the satisfactory results "Viridiae baa secured. In bottles, Is by post. Is 2d. J. MUNDAY Chemist, ftiltb..rtot Card 3 rIIEATH & SONS 1 pIANOFORTES AND ORGANS BY ALL MAKERS. ENORMOUS DISCOUNTS DURING SUMMER MONTHS. 1 Send for Catalogues and Verdict of MO. Fre? Gus. MontNt WALNUT CASE, FULL COMPASS, Gns. Montbll panel front, 3ft. lOin. high 18 10 6 Similar Model, superior quality 20 11 8 VANDEIiBOLT MODEL, iron frame, full compass, trichord, check: action, machine covered hammers, 3ft. lOin. high 24 14 0 HENRY MODEL, lin. higher, superior 26 IS a EMPIRE MODEL, full compass, iron frame, full trichord, check action, plated bolts, sconces, marqueterie and gilded panel trusses, 4ft. 30 17. BOARD SCHOOL MODEL, as supplied Cardiff, Penarth, &c., Intermediate andBoard 34 19 10 ASSOCIATION MODEL, 4ft. 8in. high, burr walnut, prize medal design, with all the most modem improve- ments.38 22 2 ALEXANDER MODEL, ditto, 4ft 4in. 45 26 i, 5s in the DISCOUNT for CASH ALL GOODS SENT CARRIAGE pAIbõ ORGANS FROM £ 5, PIANOFORTES by BROADWOOD. COLLARD AQ COLLARD, KIRKMAN, ERARD, Ac. Now is the opportunity for acquiring a splendid instrument at the lowest possible price, either for CMb or on the approved Hire System from 58 monthly. CALL AND SECURE A BARGAIN, ? SHOW ROOMS :— li QUEEN -STREET, ) 70. TAFF-STREET. CARDIFF ) PONTYPRIDD AND ,31, WINDSOR.ROAD, PENARTH. MANUFACTORY. -LONDON Agencies at Aberavcn, Cadoxton, Bridgend, Maesteg, &c. Canvassers wanted in all parts on good Commission. 1066-28 1 lyjUNDAY'S COOA WNf Prepared from the leaves of the PURE ERYTHROXYLON COCA, From Bolivia and Peru. This delicious Wine is unequalled as a Restore tive in Physical and Mental Exhaustion and ill Debility and Lassitude, which accompany o#B alesccnce from severe illness. WIND, Is the antidote for BRAIN FAG AND WORRY, AND FOR FATIGUE OF MIND AND BODY. IT IS ALSO IMVALUABLE IN SLEEPLESSNESS. Dosa A wine-glassful before each meal. Public speakers and singers should take a Wine-glassful of this wine half an hour before using the voice, as the tonic action of Coca no the vocal chords is almost instantaneous, and continues for several hours. l^J UNDAY'S fJOCA ^7181*. l\ UNDAY'S (J°CA 'TIN. IS SOLD IN IMPERIAL PINTS, 2s 9d each 308 per doses, J. M U N D A Y. CHEMIST, 32e i 1, HIGH-STREET, CARDIFF rjtHE "yiNEGA R. VICTORIA DATE VINEGAR obtained the Gold Medal, Universal Cookery and Food Exhibition, 1896. for Purity (vide analysis) and Excellence, a.nd is pro. nounced by culinary experts to be far superior to Malfr and Wine Vinegars for the TABLE, the HOUSEHOLD, and PICKLING. VICTORIA DATE VINEGAR is made from DATES, and contains absolutely NO mineral acids whatever. It is NOT A CORDIAL, but a Table Vinegar, PURE as it is STRONG, FRAGRANT as it is DELICATE. and of a rich, fiuity flavour. VICTORIA DATE VINEGAR is used exclusively In the largest hotel in London, the Hotel Cecil a num- ber of the well-known Gordon Hotels; and many other principal Hotels aud Restaurants in the King- dom. VICTORIA DATE VINEGAR is also used exclu- sively in ?he preparation of PICKLES by several of the < most celebrated Manufaclurer¡;-among others POT- TER S PERFECT PICKLES are prepared in VI& TORIA DATE VINEGAR. J VICTORIA DATE VINEGAR is sold by thonaandt of retailers throughout the Kingdom. A Free Tasting Sample will be sent Post Paid on application to THE VICTORIA DATE CO., LIMITED, i WORKS: 112, BET.VEDKKE-ROAB-. UkUSBCH, ——— t LONDON, S.E. AGENTS FOR THIS DISTRICT. Cardiff University Stores, 106, Queen-street. „ William Powell, St. Mary-street. William Morgan, KingVs-ro&d. „ P. L. Doddington, Bute street, Castle-road and Splott-road. „ G. H. Geen, 47, Lower Cathedral-rd J J. and C. Sankey, Hope-street. II F. J. Allwood, Talbot-street. i E. Molyneux, Cathedral Stores Cathedral-road; „ Rees Bros., Paget-street. „ George Jeunings, 126, Clifton-st. Gloucester Minchin and Son, 159, Westgate-st. Bridgend R. Williams, Town Supply Stores, Dowlais H. D. Thomas, Sun Stores, High-at, Porthcawl T. Langdon, John-street. The People's Supply Store. »■ Lewis and Co., College-street. » Taylor and Co., Castle-square. Griffiths; & Co., East Side Supply Stores, St. Thomas; „ J. Gale, High-street. S. J. Mules, 12, Castle-street. Brisco & Co., The Market Storei Lower Union-street. Thomas Cordey, 35, High-street. E Hall and Sons, High-street. „ A Phillips, Herbert street and „ Corporation-road P.j.iiypvidd William Williams, Trailwn. Abertillery, Mon..Morgan Bros., Carmarthen Butter Stores. Whitchurch William Evans, Central Shop. Blaina, Mon B. A. James, American Markets High-street. fi Thomas Jones, Liverpool Storesi High-street. Ebbw Vale, Men..J.D.James, Grocer, MOURi: Pleasant „ D Jones and Co. 1, Victoria-road. „ D Davies, The Emporium. „ David Hughes, Victoria road. Beaufort Joseph Price, Grocer, Post Office. Carmarthen Z. D. Jones, Colombo Stores. „ L. Evans, 17, Nott-square. Treherbert. Evan Cule. 471. Pentre, Rbondda..T. and J. Richards, The Stores. Llandilo John Thomas, 53, Rhosmien-streefc 1 Nantymoel Edward David, Commercial-street. Tynewydd .J. D. Jones, River-street. J^EECHAM'S PILLS. JJEECHAM'S PILLS. EECHAM'S PILLS. Worth a Guinea a Box. EECHAM'S PILLS. .0 For Biiious Attacks. EECHAMS PILJ. JL) For Nervous Disorders. EECHAM'S PILLS. For Indigestion in all its forma. *t*«* EECHAM'S PILLS. JL.? For Wind and Pains in th StomMh. EECHAM'S PILLS. ?'?** B ? For Sick Headache EECHAM'S JLF Have saved the lives of Thousands. EECHAM'S PILLS For Giddiness. EECHAM'S PILLS. For Fulness and Swelling after Meals. EECHAM'S PILLsT IJLT?? Are Worth a Guinea a Box. EECHAM'S PILLS. JL? A Wonderful Medicine for Females of a? Ages. 168 TRY r | lEREZOL (Regd.) TRY rjEREZOL (Regd.) TRY rjlEREZOL (Regd.) AN IMPROVED PREPARATION FOR POLISHING FURNITURE, BROWN BOOTS, BICYCLES, &A. Any sort of Furniture rubbed lightly with a few drops of "TEREZOL" upon a piece of flannel, and polished off with a cotton duster will reflect credit upon the household where it is used. TEREZOL can be obtained in 6d and Is bottle* of nearly all Grocers, Oilmen, Ironmongers, &c. but if any difficulty is experienced, apply to THE LONDON OFFICE: 8, UNION COURT, OLD BROAD-STREET, E.C- FOR FREE SAMPLE. Sold by the Best Tradesmen but for a short time Is bottle will be sent post free on receipt of Is. "Terezol" is sold in glass bottles with screw tops at 6d and Is. 6d and Is, Can be obtained wholesale of Messrs J & C. SANKEY, WHOLESALE GROCERS and GEORGE BIRT, HOPE-STREET, CARDIFF. N.B.—" TEREZOL will not injure the most 916t costly furniture. 5968 MARVELLOUS REMEDY.—DAS! J:IL MAIL'S WORLD-FAMED SPECIFIC. THE ONLY SAFE AND EFFECTUAL REMEDY ON EARTH. Before ordering elsewhere do not fail to send stamped addressed envelope for particulars and prices, and then judge for yourselves. Mrs W. S: H., of Cardiff, writes— This is the THIRD OCCASION on which I have used your Speciality with success, and shall always b pleased to recommend it to my friends." A. DASMAIL (Specialist of 30 years' experience). Box 396. LANGDALK HOUSE, WALTHA..VfSTOW 976e 16237 LONDON. am Printed and Published by the proprietors, DAVID DUNCAN & SONS at 105 St Mary-street and I Westga-te?treet in the WWD of Carüf in the county ? .f.OrgM1