NARROW ESCAPE OF THE KING. SERIOUS MISHAP TO THE SHAMROCK I II. A serious mishap, which may involve the abandonment of the race for the America Cup, happened to Sir Thomas Lipton's yacht, Shamrock _U.. the challenger for the cup mentioned, in the Solent on Wednesday af- ternoon, and in connection with the disaster, his Majesty King Edward VII.. who was on board at the time, had a very narrow escape. The challenger and her sister ship, the Sham- rock, were about to commence trial racing i on the West Brambles buoy when the new cnallenger w^s caught by a heavy puff of wind. She heeled over to the pressure, the topmast being carried away suddenly, and this was iollcfwed immediately by the buck- ling of the mainmast, about twelve feet be- low the mast head. Then everything on board in the way of gear went over, the spars and canvas as they fell carrying the bow- sprit. The King. who was accompanied on board by Lady Derek Keppel, the Marchion- ess of Londonderry, Sir Thomas Lipton, Mr. W. Jameson and Air. Wat-nfn, the designer of the boat, was at the time seated on deck, there being no cockpit to the boat, and it is said that if the accident had happened ten second later the boom would have crushed not only the owner of the Shamrock, but his Royal guest as well.. His Majesty showed excellent nerve, but turned a little pale. As soon as possible, the King and the other guests were taken on board the yacht Erin and subsequently landed at Portsmouth, en route for Cowes. The Shamrock II. was also 1 towed to port. It is estimated that the dam- mage amounts to over £ 4,000, and Sir Thos. Lipton has cabled to America saying that he may have to postpone the date of the race for the America Cup.
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MR. WILSON BARRETT'S VISIT. RICH TREATS AT THE GRAND THEATRE. This (Friday) and to-morrow (Saturday) evening: Mr. Wilson Barrett will, if we mistake not. find himself confronted, not- withstanding the somewhat oppressive weather, with a dress circle at the Grand Theatre that'should be more in keeping with the first visit to Swansea of the great author- actor than has been the case during the week. Nightly the pit has been packed, and the dress circle fairly well filled, but the grand bazaar at the Albert Halls simply appro- priated, as will be seen from the list of stall- holders, stewards, etc., set out in another part of this issue, the elite of thetown and neighbourhood. However, the bazaar is now over, and the many ladies and gentlemen who lent their much-needed assistance to the function, will find delightful relaxation with Mr. Wilson Barrett, and his really splendid company in Man and his Makers this (Friday) evening, and the "Silver King" (on Saturday eveningi.The week was opened by a production of "Claudian," which was mag- nificently performed. The play, which had never before been to Swansea, has some re- semblance to the more religious themes made famous by Mr. Wilson Barrett—"The Sign of the Cross" and "Quo Vadis but there is a romanticism about "Claudian" that is entirely its own. It is, on the whole, a sad piece, though there are. oecasional bits of humourous by-play. The Eoman Perfect is under a curse of perpetual youth, and be- tween the prologue, in which the curse falls upon him, and the date of the play itself, a hundred years are supposed to elapse. There is nothing he does but which brings ruin in its trail no good action which he would per- form but which works destruction on the heads of those whom he would benefit. At length, he has to die in order that sight and happiness may be restored to "Almida," who among others, had come under his terribie spell. Of the acting of a piece so full of tragic incidents, it is almost superfluous to say anything when one remembers that Mr. Wilson Barrett was in the cast. Though suffering from a cold, he played the title role perfectly, his acting being such that he was several times called before the curtain by the enthusiastic audiences on Mondav and Tuesday evenings. Mr. Wilson Barrett was most ably supported by Miss Lillah McCarthy, who played "Almida" with a sym- pathetic grace and charm that won for her unstinted praise. The villian of the play "Thariogalus" the Tetrarch, was entrusted to the capable hands of Mr. T. Wigney Percyval, while the other characters were aLso splendidly sustained. Miss Cecilia Hilman gave a finely rendered harvest solo in one of the scenes, and the scenery em- ployed was most effective, not to say en- chanting. Wednesday and Thursday even- ings were devoted to the latest play written by Mr. Wilson Barrett, in collaboration with Mr. Louis N. Parker, entitled .'Man and his Makers." It is a problem play of modern life, and the plot turns upon the much dis- cussed question of heredity, the moral being that man has only one Maker, and that what" ever Society may say to the contrary, habits, however bad, can be overcome and conquered by self-will, and self-restraint. Briefly the plot runs thus: Sir Henry Faber, scientist, with a profound belief in the theory of here- dity, refuses to give his daughter, Sylvia, in marriage to John Eadleigh, a barrister, knowing that the vice of taking opiates has wrought ruin to his family for generations past. Radleigh seeks to drown his sorrow by taking powerful drugs. But the woman he loves does not forsake him. He works out his salvation, and proves that man, after all, is master of his own fate. There are some J powerful scenes in the piece and it i» needless ( to state that these were brought out very ) strongly by Mr. Wilson Barrett, Wh9 played I John Radleigh, and the leading ludies, Miss McCarthy, who 1D.éttlê au extremely fascina- tin" Jane fltimplirey.s, and Miss Edyth Lati- niei;, In the more congenial role of Sylvia Fa- J ber. In Act 2, Mr. Wilson Barrett surpassed himself oil Wednesday night, and was ap- plauded to the echo when the curtain was rung down, only to be raised again and again. Perhaps in this part of the play he made it more evident, than at any other time, that "Man and his Makers" would not be half so acceptable, if, indeed, it would not entirely fail, with the part of John Rad- leigh entrusted to less capable hands. The same remark may be applied to some of the incidents in regard to the playing of the leading ladies. Miss McCarthy's interpreta- tion of these was truly magnificent. while one cannot speak too highly of Miss Lati- mer's presentation of the part of the devoted lover. "Man and his Makers," as stated, will be repeated this (Friday) evening and the opportunity of seeing it should not be missed. Mr. Wilson Barrett takes the role, which he created, of Wilfred Denver, in "The Silver King" on Saturday evening. Next week "Somebody's Sweetheart" will occupy the boards.
THE MUMBLES ROAD. DILATOKINESS OF THE COUNCIL. TO THE EDITOR OF THE CAMBRIAN. Sir,-In your issue of April 26th I was pleased to read your mOAt justifiable para- graph with regard to the Glamorgan County Council and their absolutely disgraceful dila- toriness in not yet having widened the road from Blackpill to the Mumbles. You therein state that the works will be commenced this month. We have alreadys reached beyond midway, and to-day there. not the slightest appearance of any such work being started. We may, therefore, not be surprised if we see operations being carried out in the very height of the season, and when traffic not in- frequently becomes dangerous. 'Tis a truly extraordinary delay, and surely a great want of consideration on the part of any governing power. While regretting such a diregard for the public convenience and safety, I must, how- ever, congratulate the C.C.C. upon the excel- lent condition of that portion—fortunately the greater—of the Mumbles-road under their jurisdiction. Would that one could similarly congratu- late the Swansea and Mumbles Councils. It is not on personal grounds alone, but in the interests of cyclists generally, that I would beg the two latter authorities to see to it and go and do likewise. When the condition of any part of a road becomes not only bad, but actually dangerous, it is surely time to carry out the necessary repairs. Such is the condition of roads, both at Swansea, aud the Mumbles. Will the powers that be, therefore, kindly see that what is not only a discomfort, but also a. positive danger, is removed forthwith ? Yours truly, T. MORTON HEDLEY.
THE HEATHER BELL. Swansea sea-trippers will have t_ii.,w plea- sure boat in the coming season. The Hea- ther Bell is a neatly bui!t paddle- <&u er steady, well-found and comruolious. In appearance she is not large, but the decks are clear, providing admirable space f,.r promenading and seating, and the saloon cabin and refreshment bar, fore n-t aft, aie prettily upholstered and very comfo.iabl?. There are all the necessary i-onvemences, and nothing con1 I be more admirabU than the plentiful provision of life-saving ap- pliances. Altogether the Heather Boll i^- a smart and well-found vessel, and she has the advantage of being crutrolled by an able au-l courteous officer, Cnpt. J. W. Peaeo> A successful season is evidently in f-tcre for her. and she will commence running dir.ig the Whitsuntide holidays rioni the Mumbles Pier. On Saturday next, on Whit-Monduy and on the following Thursday, she will run short channel cruises morning and after- noon. On Whit-Tuesday sh- runs to Tenby at 10.30 a.m., pnd on Wednesday Weston- super-Mare is her destination. The cater- ing, which is under the owners supervision, is likely to be of the best, put the 'ares are very moderate.
I SWANSEA BOARD OF 1 GUARDIANS, MONTHLY MEETING. The usual monthly meeting of the Swansea Board of Guardians was held yesterday after- noon, under the presidency of the Rev. Gomer Lewis, D.D. A Novel Application. A novel application was made to the Board by Mrs. Tollick, the wife of an old Swansea master mariner. Applicant said her husbaud's health was such that he could not do anything for him- self, and as she had to work hard for a living by keeping lodgers, she was quite unable to give the old man the necessary attention. She therefore wanted the Guardians to receive him at the house. It was stated by a relieving officer that Mrs. Tollick was already excused of rates amounting to £ 6 2s., and that she at present receiveu 25s. a week from lodgers. There were two sons, but one, who was a clerk earning 30s. a week, was married and had five children, while the other was at sea. Some of the Guardians held that it was a deserving case, but the majority thought other- wise, holding the view expressed by Mr. Morgan, that it was a very dangerous policy tu take a man away from his homo when his wife was tired of him The application was accordingly refused. Is the Foreshore Rateable r One of the recommendations of the Finance Committee, whiuh was submitted by Mr. Mill, was that counsel's opinion shuuld be ascertained with regard to the rateability or otherwise of the fore-hore. Mr. Glynn trice approved of the suggestion, and remarkect that if the foreshore was touud to be ratable, he had no doubt that the Duke of Beaufort would be only too pleased to pay the rates. (Hear, hear.) A Lively Discussion. Mr. F. H. Giynn Price submitted the report of the Buihiing Committee, re tenders for kitchen accommodation-particulars of which meeiing will te found in another column. ° Mr. H. Rogers said the desire of the Board seemed to be tha.t the work should be completed as soon as possible. He contended they wern not using their power to bring this about, and so he would move that Messrs. J. Richards and Lloyd Bros. be asked if tney were prepared to carry out the work within 6 months at the prices named, waiving tne strike clause. Mr. Collett seconded. The Clerk reported that he had taken it on himself to write to Messrs. J. and D. Jones (whose tender was recommended for adoption by the committee) on the point, and they had replied that te undertook to complete the contract within six months, subject to the usual strike and weather clauses being inserted in the same. Messrs. Lloyd Brothers, on the other hlind, wrote that they wuuld do the woi k within six months, waiving the strike Clause altogether. In reply to Mr. Stevens, it was stated that the difference between the lowest and the next tender amounted to JE263 Mr. Sotm Jones advocated the adoption of Messrs. J. T. D. Jones' tender. Whyt-hould they puss over Messis. Jones when the tender was £ 263 lower than any of the others? The Rev. E. 0. Evans, Mr. Philip Jenkins and Mr. Stevens also favoured the adoption of the committee's report. Mr. Dryden spoke of the inconsistency of Mr. Collett in ;advocating the acceptance of the tender of Messrs. Richards, although JE263 higher than Messrs. Jones's, after be bail protested against giving an extra 5s. or so for advertising for medical officers. "Let's have economy all rounJ," he added. "There's some- thing behind the scenes here. I'm for voting straight and saving, the ratepayers' money." (Hear, hear.) Sir John Llewelyn was pained to hear such a discussion. He hoped the Guardians would not do anything that might be construe 1 as inter- fzircnee on the part of any one party in a strike. (Hear, bear.) Mr. Richard Watkins and others saw no special reason for rushing the matter and giving the contract to one party who was not the lowest simply because the other was not prepared to j guarantee to do the work in six mouths because the strike. What was a matter of two months after alii" In the end the report of the Committee was adopted, which means that the contract will be carried out by Messrs J. and D. Jones. This did not complete the agenda, but as it was now nearly half-past six, the remainder of the business was adjourned.
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n_ LADY LLEWELYN. INTERESTING PRESENTATION AT THE UNION OFFICES. Following) closely on the recent presentation of a portait to Sir John T. D. Llewelyn, Bart., by the Swansea Guardians, another pleasing ceremony was performed at the Union Offices yesterday (Thursday) afternoon, when Lady Llewelyn, who is president of the Ladies' Visiting Committee, was made the recipient of a handsome solid silver inkstand and ornaments with the family crest and surrounded by a flower epergne, which is to bear the following in-cription Presented to Lady Llewelyn, president of the Ladies' Visiting Committee, by the members and officers of the Swansea Board of Guardians, May 26th, 19 1." By this means her ladyship has a material token of her kindly visits and the interest she has taken in the poor, which have been thoroughly appreciated by all concerned. Lady Llewelyn arrived at half-past twelve, accom- panied by Sir John, Miss Llewelyn, and Miss Dillwyn. Dr. Gomer Lewis (chairman of the Board) pre- sided over the gathering, which was well attended, and opened the prcceedings with graceful refer- ences to Lady Llewelyn's interest in the poor. Messrs. F. H. Glyn-Priee, Herbert Solomon, and Ll. Jenkins (the clerk to the Board), added their appreciation of her ladyship's work on the Visiting Committee, and then Mrs. Perkins made the presentation in very suitable terms. Lady Llewelyn, who was most cordially received, made a pretty reply, regarding the gift as a memento rather of her husband's good work. This year was the 40th anniversary of her wedding day-(applau,e) -and all through that time her husband had worked for the poor in Swansea and district with his whole heart and a singleness of purpose which the Guardians and officers appreciated, and which she could still better. (Applause). Sir John Llewelyn was called upon to say a few words, and in doing so he referred to the good ork done by la,ty guardians, and mentioned that he nominated Miss Brook, the first lady guardian i Swansea. Miss Dillwyn also spoke, and upon the pro- position of Mr. J. Harvey, seconded by Mr. Siedle, a vote of thanks was accorded the Cbair- min, and the interesting ceremony was brought to a close.
A LANDMARK ALREADY. The year 1901 has already become n land- mark in the history of the United Kingdom, and sorrow has marked with unwonted uni- versality the whole of the nations of the Earth. How true is it, that grief and afflic- tion are the common lot of all, and that suf- fering comes to all men and women alike, the great and the lowly, in the palace and in the cottage; but in sickness there is the consola- tion that suffering may be assuaged, strength increased, and health—generally speaking- restored by attention to the dictates of Na- ture, and the enlistmept in man's service of the beautiful goodness that abounds in the fertility of the earth, the gifts of a bencfi- cient providence. The most striking instance of the gathering in of these benefits for hu- man sufferings is found in Gwilyui Evans' Quinine Bitters. This reviving, invigorat- ing, strengthening remedy, when other at- tempts to cure have failed, often brings quick relief to sufferers from weakness of body and unstrung nerves, indigestion, poor blood, de- pressed spirits, and it increases the joy of life to all. It may well be termed Nature's Great Tonic." In bottles, 2s. 9d. and 4s. 6d.
The popular pleasure steamer Brighton will open the Swansea-Ilfracombe, Clovvlly and Lundy trips un Saturday next, and should the present glorious weather continue, no doubt the firieiy-appointed boat will be extensiwly patronised during the Whitsnn holidays, when everybody will be delighted to get a blow on the briny and a peep at the lovely Devonian scenery.
L FASHION NOTES. 1 [BT MESSRS. BEN EVANS AND CO., LIMITED, SWANSEA. ) Bright skies demand gay clothes, and so the dressmakers are now besieged with orders for dainty toilettes by all those women who have postponed to the last minute the selection of new gowns, and permitted the idle days of storm and shower to become lost opportunities for leisurely deciding how they shall be clad in the days of summer sunshine. This year (owing to the period of national mourning) the fashions were not so early on view, hut came, as it were. with a rush. Nearly evervbody seems to have simultaneously arrived at the fact that new gowns and hats are immediate necessities. Grey, of course, is a very favourite colour, and some very smart toilettes are trimmed with lace incrustations, while on one gown more than one shade of lace is often used as a trimming—a rather unusual and certainly novel idea. There is a very pretty example of up to-date and fashionable grey gown on show, which, both in the bodice and skirt, is alaborately tucked, while Maltese lace is liberally appliqued with excellent effect. A little touch of Parisian taste is shown in the small hut ornate gold buttons, which apparently fasten the front of the pouched bodice, l'be sleeves likewise are tucked, and finished at the wrists in a puff with lace applique. The materidl employed in the construction of I this charrriDg gown is an almost transparent grey canvas cloth over silk of the same tone. The matter of expense must be taken into considera- tion by the would-be possessor of such a dress, as the amount of tiny tucks required adds materially to the cost thereof. Both on foulards and light cloth gowns, black and white lace in- crustations are used both separately and together with the mate ial cut awav behind to show thA I lining underneath. If the home dressmaker should contemplate undertaking such a task her- self, it is wise to remember to choose a lace which breaks up well and easily into separate sprays. a floral pattern being best for such a pur- pose. Cutting away the material beneath requires the greatest care, and a very sharp pair of embroidery scissors should be usod. It is, of course, easier to me. elv applique the lace to the material with fine sewing silk without after- wards cutting out the back, and then it looks nearly as pretty as the other style, though less effective, as it does rot admit of a contrasting lining showing through the lace. Bl<m-es seem to arow prettier everyday, and to become more and more highly appreciated as one of the most useful articles of the dress. Those on show are particularly original in design and exceedingly elegant in wear. One especially is expressed in rose pink chine silk, and the upper part, where it terminates over a swathed and pouched front, is trimmed with cream lace applique interthreaded with black velvet ribbon. Tne saTie trimming appears at the wrist. The lowpr portion of the front is cunningly draped to simulate a pouched front over a swathed band,but is really cut in one. Naturally tuoks once again play a not unimportant part in its creation," as where can one find a smart garment of any nature which is not tuoked more or less profusely ? Lace also is omnipresent on everything, and lace gowns are still considered smart for dre-sy occasions, though their charm as a novelty is included in the annals of several seasons past. The lace bolero is destined to be much worn this sen son, as its uses in smartening up a plain tl ilette or blouse are unanimously acknowledged. The girl whose clever fingers manufacture the thousand and one little accessories of dress at home, should set about without further delay to fashion a bolero of either guipure or Irish lace, as it requires little skill and a comparatively slight knowledge of dressmaking. The bolero should be cut to reach a short distance below the bust, and should nearly—but not quite-meet in front, while the neck is cut out to come a little below the collarband. The handsomeness of appearance can be added to by tracing the pattern of the lace in gold or silver thread or fine cord.
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The caution or some people in givmg an answer to a direct question was well illustrated the other day, when a young- fellow,who e family were not notsd for very active habits, was asked: I hear that your father's death was very sudden ?" Slowly drawing one hand from his pocket, the interrogated one cautiously replied: "Ay, it was ■nco' sudden for him. I ne'er knew o' my feyther bein' in a hurry before." At a play in a little provincial town the other evening a soldier, arriving late, found all the cheaper seats occupied. Seeing, however, a few of the more expensive places vacant, he made towards them. "Here, where are you foing?" called an attendant after him. "Wherf 1m I going ?" replied the Tommv, cheerfully. 1 Where every good soldier shoufd go—to tht front, of course." And he went, amid the laughter of the audience, for the attendant felt too staggered to prevent him. The Laird of Waterton, in Aberdeenshire, oncf sent a sbeep-stealer to gaol, in the days wher. sheep-stealing was a capital offence. Visiting the prisoner the night before the trial, the laird asked what he meant to do, and the prisoner replied that lie intended to confess, and pray for mercy. "Confess!" exclaimed Waterton. "What, man—will ye confess and be hanged ? Na, nt —deny it to my fact! He did so, and was acquitted. A lady had employed an old tramp to roll hei lawn, and told the servant to give him his dinner. The dinner consisted of roast, and the big platefiV di3appeared so rapidly that the servant asked, half in wonder and half in sarcasm: "Shall ) cut some more?" "Aye, aye," was the cool reply; "go on till I tell ye to stop." After dinner the servant suggested that he should pull weeds, but he refused. "No, no," said he: "I flassen't stoop after »osh » meal. !'In tiled Vself for rolling I"
NEATH AND DISTRICT NOTES BY WATCHMAN. CHURCH PARADE. l I am assured that the Tonna Church I Parade last Sunday was an unqualified success. The volunteers mustered in force, and bore the discipline of a long and hot march with wonderful staying power. Their cheery patriotism has, so I am told, been strengthened. And apart from the consider- ation of the importance of increased patriotism, it is, as a good old friend of mine says, an excellent thing to go to Church now and again. I have a notion that it is better to go to Church regularly, but that is an old- fashioned notion, and the newer ideas prevail. But an occasional Church Parade causes some to attend Church who. but for the military display, would never be seen there. If the wearing of a red coat, or the beating of a drum by a Neath Volunteer or by a Salvation Army man, causes a diversion of attention to higher things only for a brief hour, then wear your red coat, and blow your trumpet, and beat your drum, and more power to your elbow. THE PRESENTATION. But the presentation to Colour-Sergeant Clarke of a medal (long-service) in the Church grounds after the sermon was an unnecessary piece of embroidery. It brought the Mayor of Neath away from the enjoyment I of that repose as much needed by him as it is deserved; and he and the Mayoress had to perform what must have been to them a fatiguing function. If the volunteers (officers and men) had been permit-ted to march home, there to quietly meditate upon the lessons inculcated by the Rev. David Rees in his excellent sermon, it would have been much better for all. The ceremony, with its inevit- able compliments (how empty these are), rapidly consumed the good effects of the preacher's utterances. VICTORIA GARDENS. These delightful gardens are putting on their summer attire, and the ratepayers and visitors to the town frequent them in large numbers. On Thur&day night of last week there was the great attraction of the Borough Band. This fine body of instrumentalists (composed largely, I am told, ot working men) has been practising steadily throughout the winter, and their delightful programme, on their first ap- pearance in the gardens this summer, gave abundant proof of their devotion and assidu- ous attention to their studies. No less did it speak for the ability and zeal of the band- master (Mr. T. J. Dennis). On Thursday there were hundreds of people in the Victoria Gardens, and for hours they listened to the performance of music alike admirable in quality and liberal in quantity. NO LOCAL JUDGES." Some comment-favourable, I regret to add -is being made in reference to the decision and pybiic announcement of the committee of the Neath Horse Show and parade, that it would not have local judges. I have been a judge—in a small way—myself, and I am jealous on account of that excellent body of men in Neath and district, who, individually, have performed the duties of judges. At the same time I must admit that we are not the best appraisers of our own services, however well we may, or think we may judge, the performances of others. PERNICIOUS EXAMPLE. Those others have settled it so far as further services in or about our own loved town is concerned, so we are open to accept engagements at a distance. I sneak with absolute certainty in regard to some of the Neath and District judges whose occupa- tion is gone. I am led to make these observations as I think it highly probable that the pernicious example of the Neath Horse Show and Parade in ignoring us will be followed by others. I shall not say more as the subjact is too painful. I am in the Eisteddfod and Wild Rabbit line. I excel in this.
[By OUR OWN CORBMPONpNNT.J FIRE. An alarm of fire was received at the Borough Police Station on Thursday (yesterday) afternoon. Ti<e pubiiu fiie bell was set ringing, and Chief Constable Davies, Police-Sergeant Jones, and others at once set out for the scene. 1 he out- bieak occuired at the stores, on the canal Elide, belonging to Mr. Mort, china merchant. There was abundance of ready he.p, and the canal being near, the blaze was preventtd from spreading by the pouring on of buckets of water. Mr. Mort's loss is considerable. HORSE SHOW AND PARADE AT NEATH. The fifth annual show, under the auspices of the Neath Show and Parade Society, was held at the Corporation Field, Neath, on Thursday, in fine weather. An element whinh tended to the great discomfort of visitors to the show ground was the high wind which, raising elouds of dust, spoiled the gay summer toilettes of the ladies whilst it ,cau,.erl quite a transformation in the faoial appearance of the sterner sex. The follow- ing were tt e judges of the horses and turn-outs:- ar. Wm. Emerson, Sweldon, Cardiff; Mr. W. B. Loveluck, Kenfig, Pyle; Mr A. J. Evans, New- castle Emiyn; and Mr. Wm. Miller, Senn) Bridge. The judges of the cyclists were the Mayoress (Mrs. L. C. Thoman), Mrs. G. T. Sims, Neath and Mrs. T. Jenkins, Tyla Morris, Briton Ferry. Mr. Thomas Jenkins, Tyla Morris, was the general steward of the yard Mr. W. E. Rees, the official time-keeper; and Mr. A. W. M. Tench, the steward of finance. The ring stewards were Mr. T. M. Price, Bridgend: Mr. C. E. Price, Glyn Neath Mr. T. Nicholas, Aberavon: Mr. W. H. David, Neath; Mr. A. Jones. Neath and Mr. A. P. Paddi-on, Neath. The arrangements, which were excellent in all respects, were carried out by a hard working committee, with Mr. Ellson Allen hon. secretaiy and Mr. George T. Sims hon. trrasurer. The parade was highly interesting, the procession, which included the Borough Band (Bandmaster T. J. Dennis) and the Volunteer Band (Band- master Jenkins) being the longest and moat varied ever seen at Neath in connection with a local show. The spice ot humour was not lacking, and much amusement was produced by the squad of Green Cyclists, tbe Rag and Bone Merchants, the Chimney Sweeps, the Costers, and the solitary Collier, on whose broad back was displayed a card bearing the words, Why should, I be taxed?" The judging in the show yard was watchol by a large nombor of spectators, whose interest was sustained notwithstanding the heat and the dust. It was quite late in the evening before the list of awards was completed, and this will appear in our next issue. NEATH COUNTY POLICE.—Friday. Before Mr. Wm. Leyson, Mr. J. H. R. Ritson, and Mr. Wm. Jones.] Drunkards' List.—The following were fined for haying been drunk:—John Owen, haulier, Cadox- ton, 7s 6d and costs William Pookftt, Skewen, 10s, including cos's Wm. Thomas, Briton Ferry, 7s 6d,'including costs; Michael White, haulier, Resolven, 10s.; Thomas Jenkins, collier, Resol- ven, 123 6d; John Morgans, sinker, Resolven, John Davies, collier, Resolven, Jeakin: Thomas, labourer, Briton Ferry, Thomas Hornsby, collier, Peolven. Ivor Hughes, collier, Moiyncrvthan, George Richards, collier, Melyncrythan, Thomas Jenkins, Resolven, and William Richards, sinker, Resolven, were also fined for drunkenness. Cyclists Fined.—George Biggs and Thomas fHopcutt, tippers, of Glyn Neatb, were each fined 9s for riding 011 bicycles on the highway at a furious speed. A Drop of Beer,Michael Dunahoe, an army pensioner was summoned for assaulting P.C. J. Thomas.' Defendant, who pleaded guilty, urged in extenuation of his offence that he had served with the army in South Africa, where be had had an illness. Since be had returned home he had found that a drop of beer affected him." 'I he Btnch imposed a fine of 27s. 6d. including costs. Defendant Bound Over.—Margaret Davies, a married woman, of Cwnifelio, near Neath, sum- moned Sarah Davies, a neighbour, also married, moned Sarah Davies, a neighbour, also married, for assault. Tl!e defendant was the complainant's mother-in-law. The Bench heard the case with great patience, and in the r«f ult ordered tho defendant to be bound over to keep the peace for six months, and pay the co-ts. Theft of Timber.—John Harris. Thomas Evans. Gwellian Williams, David Phillips, Chiirles Evans, Hannnh Jones, John Henry Jones, Thomas Davies, and Benjamin Williams w-re severally summoned for stealing timber rom Lord Dynevor's NeMth At.beyestatp. Mr. George T. Sims (Lord Dynevor's agent), and P.S. Hopkins gave evidence. Thç., def«t di ts pleaded guilty. Mr cims sai 1 he did jnot desire to press the charge, and the defendants were only ordered to pay the costs No Jurisdiction. — William Davies, collier, Queen's-road, Skewen, summoned Edward Rees, a neighbour, for assault. Mr. D. Lleufer Thomas (instructed by Mr John Taliei-in Davies) appeared for th., complainant, and Mr. E i ward Powell was for the defendant. Mr. Powell contended that the B nch had no jurisdiction, inasmuch as the case arose out uf a dispute in reference to a boundary which separated the premises occupied by the parties to the case. Tne Bench took this view and dismissed the case. Higgins and Postage Stamps.-G. M. Higgins made a further appearance and was charged with stealing 50s. worth of postage stamps trom the post office at Aberamman (Aberdare), on Sept. 12th Mr. W. Smiih, of Swansea, attended to prosecute for the Postmaster-General.—Julia Mary Arnold, sub-postmistress, said that prisoner came to the Aberamman Post Office at a time when she was engaged in tne telephone depart- ment. When xhe came out of the telephone box tne prisoner was writing a telegram, which he handed to her. The place of destination was not given iu too telegram, and she called the prisoner's attention to it. He supplied it, aid asked for 50s. wurth ot stamps. Witness advised him to remit by means of a money or postal order, and he replied: The people to whom I am sending insist upon payment by stamps." Witness took the stamps from the safe, and putting them in an envelope, placed it on the counter. Prisoner then asked for a postal order for 10s. She turnt-d ruunlt to get it4 and in doii.g so heard the prisoner speak as if to a friend at the door. He said: -"I say, Tom, half a minute." Prisoner was then at the door with the stamps in his possession. Witness rau ro':nd the counter, and to the door, but the pri-oner had disappeared. She had identified the prisoner as the man who came to the post office. She identified him from among t five or six men. Witness was closely qut-stioned bv the Drisoner. Replying to him, she said she did not remember someone coming to the Aberamman Office in June with a number of annuity papers. Witness denied that it would be much better for her if bhe could fasten the guilt on si meone. Witne-s did not see the prisoner take the stamps off the counter, but they were missing when he lett.— Ann Davies gave corroborative evidence.—Poiice- Sergt. Evans said the prisoner had been identified amongst five other men who were of t-imilar stature and complexion to himself.—The prisoner, when charged with the theft in the chaige-room, indignantly denied it.—The prisoner then delivered aiouj; add e,.s tu the Bench. He complained of the injustice of the Press and the Police, arid said that owing to that circumstance he had iound insuperable ob, tacleis in tue way of proving his innocence. 'Further ignominy bad been heaped upon his relatives. Ho huptd the Bench would make some comment upon the u. fairness. Tue prisoner was committed to the As-izes. He again aeked the Bench to express their disapproval of the action takt-n by the police and the Press.- ihe Chairman intimated that if such a grievance really existed it should be brought by the prisoner to the notice of the Juage of Ass,ze.- The prisoner Yes, I shall get justice there, at any rate.—The prisoner refused to sign the deposi. tions, indignantly remarking, No more oly dodges for ine I have liad enough of them." Smart Capture.—Gustave Hoffman, alias Steyn, was charged with having been orunk on the pievious night.—Poliee-Sergt. Davies, wno effected the arteat said, said he noticau the sna- picious movements of the accused, and ftrrosifid him in the back yard of the Lamb Inn at mid- night. He now knew that, Hoffman was "wanted" elsewnere.—Head Constable Evau Lewis said that Hoffman was a suspicious character. He was" wanted" for obtaiumg money under false pretences. On Thursday tue detendant went to the Rev. Father Huok, and, telling him he was a man of means but tempor- arily hard up, obtained from him a loan of 5s. The money was lent ou the strength of a reler- ence to Canon Rogors. Father Hook afterwarus became suspicious and wired to (janon Rogers, of Ipswich, who had replied by letter that the man was a liar and impootor, and had been using his name in various parts of the country, ihe police were making active investigation iuto the prisoner's career. Hoffman was sent to gaol for seven days' for drunkenness. SECOND MAY FAIR. Neath second May fair was held on Wednesday, in summer weather. TtJe attendance was not 4o large as at the first May fair, held on the pre- ceding Wednesday. The following were the ruling prices:-Strong cartel s, £ 20 to £ 40- good cobs, £ 20 to £ 30; ponies, £ 8 to £ 15' yearlings, < £ 8 to £ 12 eacu. In cattle—Best beef- lis.; other qualities, 9s. 6d. to 10s. 6d.; bulls, 9s. to 10s; aheep (light weights), 9^d.; heavy' 7 £ d. to 8id.; shorn sheep, 7d. to 8|d.; lambs) lid. to Hid.; pigs, 10s. to lis.: «tore pigs, 18s! to 40s. each; calves, 6d. to 8d.; store cattle (yearlings), t6 to i'9; two year old, X7 tofll; barren cows, 99 to £12; cows and calves, £12 to JE16. COUNTY SCHOOL GOVERNORS. A meeting of tho above named budy was held on Tuesday, Mr. Hopkin Morgan (chairman) presiding. The following also were present: The Rev. J. L. Thomas, M.A., Mr. Edward Davies, and Mr, J. J. Gibbins. After reading the report of the Finance Com- mittee, which showed an adverse balance at the bank, the Chairman said that the Cunuty Council cheque might be expected shortly, and the bank- ing account would then be maue right. A letter was read from Mr. Mansel Franklen, stating that tne conveyance of the additional land for the County fechool recreation ground must be prepared under his direction, as stipula- ted by the County Council. The Board acquiesced. On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Mr. J. J. Gibbins, it was resolved to invite Mr. Joan Newall Mooro to accept a seat on the Evening Classses Committee.
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===== PRESENTATION AT THE MUMBLES.. I At a recant" Social" in connection with the Excelsior Glee Society. Mumbles, a presentation of a. handsome silver oake basket was made to the conductor (Mr..T. Bowen). in recognition of services rendered the above-mentioned Society. The Rev. S C. Pinoh (pastor of Castleton Congregational Chapel) presided, and complimen- tary speeches were deliverpd by several membeis. Mr. Bowen briefly returned thanks.
A HALF-PINT LEMON JELLY FREE. We do not know when we have been so pleaded with a Table delicacy as we have been with "Eiffel Tower Table Jellies." They are simply) delicious, beautifully clear, exquisitely flavoured, and the colour a delight to the eye. A pint packet can be obtained of Grocers for 3Jd. We understand that Messrs. Foster, Clark and Co. (makers of the well-known Eiffel Tower Lemonade) are so desirous that Everybody should become acquainted with the Ex optional vslui of their Jellies that they are sending a half-pint Lemon Je'ly free on receipt of a post-card. Do not tniss this opportunity, but send post-card at once to Foster Clark & Co., 4048, Eiffel Tower Factory, Maidstone.
A WELSH CASE. A MARVELLOUS RESULT IN A CASE OF CHRQNIC COUGH WITH BRONCHITIS AND ASTHMA BY VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE. THE MOST SUCCESSFUL REMEDY IN THE WORLD FOR THE RAPID CURE OF THESE AFFLICTIONS. ¡ MAURICE FRASER, 5. Mount Pleasant Cottage, Stowhill, Newport, writes :—Jan. 11th. — Mr. Vcno.—Deur Sir,—I am glad to tell you of the grand result of Veno's Lightning Cough Cure. For 18 months I had suffered with great pain in my cheat and a fearful cough. I could not sleep I at night for coughing. I have not been to work for a considerable time, and have been treated by several doctors, but obtained no relief. I was afraid to try anything else, but I got a sample dose of your Lightning Cough Cure last Tuesday night, and it did me so much good. that I sent fur a bottle the next day. The first, night I bad n good nillbt's sleep The pain3 have all left me I cun breathe easy. and the cough hardly tronble- me at all now. You can use this testimonial tor the newspapers if you like, a« I wish other people to (ret the same benefit a- I have got. VENO'S LIGHTNING COUGH CURE st'ips an ordinary cough in one night, and cures chronic cough br nchitis, and a-tbma. Price 1/H. and 2/9 Sold in Swansea by Boots, Ltd.. and all chemists SALES BY AUCTION. Mr. DAVID ROBERTS. Leasehold Ptopertie-, at Swansea May 30 Mr. A. S. T. LUCAS. Caswell Bay Hotel, at Swansea May 39 Messrs. STEPHENSON & ALEXANDER Iron and Steel Work*, at Cardiff June 11 LOCAL FIXTURES OF FORTHCOMING EVENTS. Excursions per local Railways. Marine Excursions per Saloon Steamer," Heather Bell." MONDAY, May 27. co Somebody's Sweetheart" at the Grand Theatre and during week. THURSDAY, May 30. Patti Concert, at Gvyu Hall, Neath. JUNE 26 to JULY 1. Royal Agricultural S -ciety of England at Cardiff. Entries, closed; impl m-nts, closed; atook. closed post entries, M^y 1; late entries, May 15; poultry an 1 tarin produce, M^y 1; pa8t ent. ies, May 15. Secretary, Sir Ernest Clarke, 13, Hanover-?qm,re, W. MONDAY. July 8. Eisteddfod at Pont- Neatii-Vaughan. THURSDAY, Aug. 15. .fciftb Annual Exhiuition of the Swansea Hortt- cultural and Gardeners' Association, at the Swansea Market. A,.c .KI,NT HS 'E, EXT. RA CR A M -F. DELICIOUS! DEI-ICIOUS! DELICIOUS! ;lJ. lI;n th" Lar:t sale in tJ:" \orld. Large Sample packet, 8d. post free. Apply— J. MACKINTOSH, Ltd., HALIFAX. Mare you eat, More you want. Ti-v it.
RAILWAY RETURNS. I RHONDDA & SWANSEA BAY RAILWAY. RHONDDA & BAY RAILWAY- The following are the traffic returns for the week ending May 5. 1W01, aa compared with the corres* pontliug week in law 1901. 190). (so. ot Miles oyei; 30 hO Passengers (Local) £ 583 4403 Goods & Minerals 1,194 l,i2S Total (or the Week 1777 1,529 „ ,,20Weeks.3L.649 26 881 Increase this weex, J:243. increase 20 wee Its, j.4,768. Great Western Railway, an increase of £6,260. aggregate decrease, 20 weeks, £ 8,950. London and North-Western Railway, a de- crease of £1,573, aggregate decrease for 20 weeks, £ 93,240. Barry Railway, an increase of £2,026; increase, 20 weeks, £15,302 (including receipt* ut the Vale of Glamorgan Railway). Taff Vale Railway, an increase of £ 46; aggregate increase, 20 weeks, .£375. Brecon and Mertnyr Katlway, an increase of, £ 79; aggregate decrease for 20 weeks, JE776.
&?M- WHITSUNTIDE, 1901. At RHYS THOMAS'S, very Choice Selection of the most reoent Productions in ARTISriO MILLINERY. Prices to suit all incomes.- 81, OXFORD-STREET. LOCAL STOCK AND SHARE LISt SUPPLIED BT MESSRS. S. P. WILLS & SON STOCKBROKERS, 30, WIND STREET, SWANSEA. RUIWAIt. Paid. Prfcns Stock laff Vale Divided Stock loo 71 nip Shore* Ahonddt t fttvium Bay Ori. 10 4 41 Do. S P4J. Pref. 10 9t 10 stock Do. Debenture loo 10", 109 Shares Port Talbot By. t Docks Ord. 10 4 4* •» llo. 4px. fief. 10 5 6 MISCELLANEOUS. Shares Ben Eyans aud Co o.ds. 1 I9s6d 20s ». DO, 6pc. Pref. i tia 2$8 fetock „ °o. 5 p.c. Deb, 100 1054 ludft bhares English Crown S(/e.ter OrU, 1 j? If Fenrik>ber Colliery O ds. III 7 1; Stock Swansea (Joi'iioratioa.if Siock. 100 10a 110 „ lJo, tlar our 4 p.c. do.. 100 1034 KM „ Do. Gaso p.o. mxLU. do.. 100 116 117 Shares Do. Old Brewery Ord.. 10 9 1U >. Do. do 6 p.c. Pref. 10 91 10 Do. United Br..ery Ord. 10 10 10* Do. do 6 p.c. fret. 10 lOi iot I „ Weaver and Co. Oru. io 10 io' •» 6 p.c. Pref. 10 yj 10' BUSTEK8. n eaver A Uo. Ord. Swansea and Mumbles Ord. and I'ref. EtiKiMi CrowlI Seetiecs. Atlantic Patent Fuels. Bell. Evans and Uu. Debs., at 105A Taylor and Co. dbaiv Ben. Ev.ins & Co. I'tet., at 22s Cd. Swansea Gas Stock. SELLERS. Anderson, Cox & Co Shares. United Bretreiy Pref., at .0j. Swansea Harbour ot ck. 11. a, Vivia;o X Co. Ben. Evans if Co.Pref. Ben. Evans & Co. Ords., at 198 6d. Thomas, Evaus t Dyer Ord., at ISs. Joues, Diokliiaon & Co. Ord Weaver ft Co. Old. and Pref. Mumbles Railway lieo. Stock. Local Stock and Share Price List on application. S. P. WILLS & SON Swansea TKLEGKAMS: "WILLS, SWANSEA TE-EPHuMS No. 184. DAVIES AND BARRBE, BTOOK AND SHARE BROKERS, 56, WIND-STREET, SWANSEA BUTERS.—100 Ben. Evans PreL. at 22s. 9d • 2& Rhoodda Ord., at 4 .£1, 00 Ben Hvana Deb.. at 10S; 10 Rh ndda Pref.; 5 London aud Provincial Buiki 170 Wassaus, at 6J; 300 West African Gold Trust, at If-. SELLERS.—.ESOo Swansea Baroow StOCK; 2J Weaver Ord. 6 Capital and Counties Banks; 50 Taylor & Co. fu ty-pai't. Our offices will be closed from to-night (Friday, 2U. inst.) to Tuesday morning (: 8tb inst.) Telegrams, Discretion" Telephone No. 113.
BIRTHS MARRIAGES AND DKATHS BIRTHS. Tearle.-Ou the 14th May, at 65, Goldingfcon- avenue, Bedford, the wife of Alfred C. Tearle, of a son. Wheeler.—On the 12th May, at Bitterley-oourt, Ludlow, the wife of J. V. Wheeler, of a son. MARRIAGES. Cook—Harrison.—On the 16th May, at St. Paul's Church, Chipperfield, Herts, Hubert Ernest, son of the late Fredk. Cook, of Chipper- field, to Eleanor Marion, second daughter of the late ReT. Thomas Harrison, formerly Keotor of Rackheath, near Norwich. Hart— Hipkins.—On the 15th May, at St. Mary Abbots, Kensington, London. Samuel Hopgood Hart, solicitor, eldest son of the late Samuel Hopsrood Hart, of Mulgrave Houae, Sutton, Surrey, and gran-isonof the late Alder- man Sir Thomas Scrambler Owden, Kt., to Eliza Jane, only daughter cf William Hipkins, of Edenliurst, Calthorpe-road, Edgbaston. DEATHS. Gwyn.—On the 20th in-t, at the residence of her son-in-law, 20, Aberthaw-terraoe, Barry, | Elizabeth Lewis Gwyn, of Sketty, aged 63 yars- Lewis.—On the 18th ii st.. at 7, Nelson-terrace, Annie Harrison, wife of Major Lewis, also sister of the late Mr. Henry Arnold, Temple-street, in ber 90th year. Henning,-On the 12th May, at Eaatington, Glos., Hannah Henning, widow of Jas. Henning, of Whi'chur'-lt, Mon., aged 69 years. Holden.On the 19th May, at Gleneisr, Walsall. Caroline, wife of Edward Thomas Holden, aged 80 years. Tempest-Radford.—On the 16th May. at Bevere Manor, Worcestershire, Thomas Tempest Bad- ford, J.P., C.C.. aged 66 years. i
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WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA. OFFICIAL DESPATCHES. DURATION OF THE WAR. The following despatches from Lord Kit- chener was issued by the War Ottice on Mon- day: Pretoria, May 1 (7.10 p.m. An armoured train was derailed by a mine south of America Siding. I regret to say that Major Heath, 3rd Bat- talion South Lancashire Regiment, was killed. Major Edward Kermode Heath, was made lieutenant in 1332. and captain in 1887, be- ing appointed to the Reserve of officers in :'885. He was a honorary major of the 3rd Battalion South Lancashire Regiment. Pretoria, May 20. During last week columns report 19 Boers tilled, 14 wounded. 238 prisoners, 71 enr- ,endered; 212 rifles, 105.000 rounds small- arm ammunition, 286 wagons; also large cap- tures of horses and -took. REPORTED BIG CAPTURE OF BOEES. General Bindon Blood has concluded a suc- cessful concerted movement in the northern Transvaal. The British columns were em- ployed over an immense area .through which they made a simultaneous sweeping move- ment. This has resulted in the routing of all the opoeing commandoes, and the capture of 1.000 BOt'r" and great quantities of supplies, stock, and wagons in the various districts. The so-called Boer Government has also been compelled to once more remove its head-quar- ters. General Blood conducted the opera- tions from the centre, whilst General Plumer had charge of the left flank, and General Kitchener of the right flank. The Boer Gen- eral Ben Viljoen abandoned everything, but he managed to escape with a few mounted men. The enemy nowhere made a stand. A TERRIBLE DEATH-ROLL. The official War Office return states that the total strength of the forces in South Af- rica on May 1st was 249.416 officers and men. The total number of officers and men killed or died of wounds, disease, or by accident, up to the end of April, is 14,977. The total number of officers and men wounded up to the end of April is 17,209. BRITISH ATTACKED THREE TIMES. Standerton, Saturday. A convoy, under the escort of the Com- mander-in-Chief's body-guard, arrived here from the Ermelo district to-day with forty Boer prisoners, about 150 refugee families, a number of wagons, and 2,000 head of cattle, horses and sheep. Commandant Swarz, who was captured on the 30th ult. by the Johan- nesburg Mounted Rifles, wa" among the pris- oners. The Boers have attacked General Bullock's column between Amersfoot and Ermelo on three occasions. They had a 12- pounder, a Cruesot gun, two pom-poms, and a Maxim. Every effort was made to capture these guns, but without success. The enemy finally trekked through Ermeio towards Car- olina. Louis Botha, with the Boer garrison and officers, left Ermeio on the 15th, moving eastwards. REPORTED INVASION OF CAPE COLONY. Cape Town, Saturday. The recent movements of De Wet are some- what mysterious. According to the last news heard 01 him he had marched south, past Doshof. and was trekking south, accom- panied by not more than forty men. Judg- ing from his rate of progress and native re- ports, his intention was to again cross into Cape Colony, but the report that he had ac- tually done so is not yet authenticated. A SERIOUS INDICTMENT. Durban, Friday. Mr. Brunner, member of the Natal Legis- lative Assembly for the Eshowe district, writes as follows to the "Natal Mercury": "Steps have been takf.o, with the cog- fliZahce the iir^tary authorities in thfl cormtTr, to let loose the natives upon their already demoralised enemy, permission being given t", them to loot and plunder. The natives of Zuinland have been instructed by the military officers to arm and invade the Vrvheid district. Thousands of head of Boer cattle were brought in and handed over to Coionel Bottomiey, and the Zulus were allowed ten per cent. of all the plunder. One Boer, Cornelius Muller, had been seriously wounded with assegais. As a result of this action the Dinizulu and Vsi- bepu tribes are again on the warpath." Mr. Brunner also publishes a telegram of, protest sent to the Premier of Natal, and what is stated to be the latter's reply, to the effect that he had sent protest after protest to the military authorities, but that he be- lieved that Colonel Bottomley had greatly ex- ceeded the instruction given in the original order. THE WAR CONSIDERED HOPELESS. Mp. Bennet Buneigh, the "Daily Tele- graph's" correspondent at Pretoria, states that the news trom the Klerksaorp district indicates that Delarey's commando is now only 500 strong, with a 15-pounrter gun, a pom-pom, and a Maxim. The boers have surrendered in amall numbers daily in the Potchefetroom district. A letter from De- l&rey, which is reported to have been seen in a large refugee laager, states that he re- gards the war as hopeless, and that a con- tinuance of it will be hurtful. He will sur- render when he hears that Botha or De Wet has done so, and he advises them to abandon the struggle, in the interests of the country, and in order to mitigate the sufferings of the women and cliildrcn. Sm renders continue in the eastern districts also. WORDS OF WARNING. The "Times" special correspondent at Pre- toria says: "In another fortnight the South African winter will be upon us, This may not convey much meaning to the casual stu- dent of the war. It will be dismissed with the thought that there will be just a relaxa- tion from the heavy inroad which horse sick- ness has recently made in the ranks of the amounted troops north of the Vaal; that is all. What does South Africa know of win- ter? But to everyone in this war-devastated Continent it means much. From the High Commissioner and Commander-in-Chief to the lowliest infantry recruit and starving re- fugee on the coastboard it means everything. It means that unless the enemy are pre- vented from moving north to the Bushveld, and unless the hostilities are brought by some means to a definite termination, there will be another spell of severe and unsatis- factory campaigning in an impossible coun- try, together with six months of comparative peace in the two Colonies—a comparative peace upon which the greatest hopes will be built ?to be broken by a recrudescence of guerilla operatfons all over the country when the first spring rains again enable the enemy to operate on the high veldt. But this will mean no respite to the troops, no relaxation of the military regime in the rown>. to moving into winter quarters, only a solid continuation of the most demoralis- ing warfare that can be undertaken. But a strenuous effort is to be made--in fact, it has tjready begun--to prevent the enemy from carrying out their pet scheme of retirement to the winter quarters which suit them so well, and are so difficult for us. Although the tone of this letter, the writer continues, lefiecting as it does the general feeling in the country, is of necessity somewhat despond- ent, yet one is only too glad to clutch at signs, chief of which is the comnarative ease with which the Director of Military Intelligence is now able to procure information of the enemy's movements and intentions. In this can be traced a weakening of the force which closed men's mouths during the earlier phases of the struggle—a desire of many men who until recently steadfastly bilieve(I in the power of the burghers to gain their end. to sit within reach of either side of the fence. But in suite of this the figures of the Intelli- gence Bi ireau show that there are still be- twoen 13 tmd 19 thousand burghers avail- able for service against us if nressure should be brought upon them, though no recent re- port showed a lirler commando in any one vicinity than 700 to 800 men. This, of course, is only natural, for a,, the economic resources remaining to tho leaders become exhausted it i- onh- nossibJo for small groups to live apon the conntry." INTERVIEW WITH MR. KRUGER. The "Westminster Gazette" on Saturday published an interview which a distinguished Scotch journalist has had with Mr. Kruger ir his cottage near Amsterdam. The interviewer states that the ex-Presi- dent had a family Bible on the table beside him ,and his whole appearance was that of one of the old and best school of village Scotsman—intellectually and physically strong and religious to the point of fanatic- ism. He-spokf no English, and all that passed between them was translated by an interpre- ter. Mr. Kruger showed no bitterness whatever against the British people, whom—and the feeling appeared to be shared by those around him--he held to have been misled. He was anxious to know if there was any change or feeling in Britain, and was patheti- cally anxious to learn it the war had has- tened the death of the Queen, of whom he spoke with evident feeling. He has all the fatalism of the Calvinist. He deves not believe the Almighty will desert His chosen people—the Boers. When one of his entourage in a niom%it- of despondency sugge>ted that the miracle which I was to save the Boer cause was somewhat overdue, Mr. Kruger promptly replied, "Mir- acle? Is it not a miracle that 15,000 men are holding 250.000 at bayr" ———- RETURN OF MRS. BA DEN-P( (WELL. Nuring Saturday morning, oiver 2,000 re- turning troops were entrained at Southamp- ton for their various destinations. Among the passengers by the Kiniauns Castle was M rs. Baden-Powell, mother of the defender of Mafeking. who has been on a visit to her son. In the course of a conversation, Mrs. Baden-Powell stated that her "on had a great deal of hard work before him. and would not be able to leave the Cape for some time to come. DEATH OF A SWAN'S LA SOLDIER. Mr. Maurice Geary, of Cwm-road. Swansea, has been notified of the death cf his son, Private T. Geary, of the E a-t Yorkshire Regiment, at the front.
GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY TEMPERANCE rNIOX, ANNUAL PUBLIC MEETING. The seventeenth annual conference in connec- tion with the G, W'.K. Temperance Union was held in the schoolroom of Mount Pleasant Chapel on Monday afternoon, when representatives of 33 branches attended and transacted the usual routine business. A public meeting was held at the Temperance Hall in the evening, when there was a large gathering of raiiway employes ai.d their relatives and friends. The chair was occupied by Mr. Alex- Hubbard, J.P. (Deputy- Chairman of the G.W.R. Co ), who was supported on tue piatform by Dr. J. A Rawling, Councillor Richard Martin (ex-Mayor), Messrs. John Rer-s (Divisional Superintendent), J. Rowed, D. A. Rees, L. Trickey, A. A. Mason (Me-srs. Powiealand and Mason), Blackw. il (G.W.R., (Lanuore), and W, H, Maunders ( General Secre- tary of the Union). the proceedings commenced with a h) mn. which was sung with plenty of gusto, and a prayer having oeen ofiVrod up, the Secretaiy, Mr. Maunders, read letters apologising for un- avoidable absence from Mr. Palmer (director of the G-W R. and vice-president of the Council), Revs. Chancellor Smith and James Owen (who wrote expressing his warm sympathy with the work of the Union), and many others. Mr. Maunders next submitted the annual report, which (i-nt<?r alia) stated ttiat the member- ship of the general section amounted to 4,463, and the total abstinence section 7,235, or an itiorease over the preceding year of 85^. liefer- e ce was made to the efforts of the local workers, including Mr. Rowed and otnera. The Chairman, in the course of a few remarks, aaid he was very pleased to s-e such a large gathermg that evening manifesting their interest in temperance woi k. Tne progress of the Union was very encouraging, and for that satis- factory state of liffairs they w,re indebted to the earnest and faithful labours of their hon. sec., and the officers and committees of the various branches throughout the G.W.R. system. (Applause.) There were something like seveu millions of total abstainers in the United Kingdom, and he recalled tne fact that the fi st millions of total abstainers in the United Kingdom, and he recalled tne fact that the fi st temperance pledge was taken by a taitway rum in the North of England. (Applause.) He spoke of the necessity of sobriety on the part of railway servants, and expressed pleasure that their company could boast of a larger membership of abstainers than auy other company. They had met with a lot of opposition, particular 'y from those connected with "the trade," and as the Union advanced so would the opposition iuc:ease. However, he had every confidence in the future, for he believed that God would ble.s their efforts. In conclusion the speaker remarked that the oirectoi-s of the G.W.R. Co. desired all their officials to afford the men every possible facility for holding meeting or otherwise advancing the cause of temperance. (Applause.) Mr- Kictiard Martin said some might ask why was he a temperance man. Well he would answer that a seifi^h interest alone Would irflti- enoe him to be an abstainer from alcoholic drink. If they wanted to achieve anything in life, if they wanted tc give their children a better education, if they wished to set aside a little money for the time when they would become aged and unable to work, the best way to do all was to go without drink. (Hear. hear.) Another reason why it paid to be abstainers was they would want less doctoring. If everyone was a ) teetotaller there would be far less sickness in the | world, and people would live longer. (Hear, I hear.) Dr Eawlings also made an interesting speech, in the conrse of wtiich he made out a strong case for tbe total abstainer. First of all, however, he remarked that he was glad to see the Union was making good progress. Of all clashes of the comrnnnity, ir, was most important that railway- men and members of his own profession should be total abstainers from strong drink. Both were often called upon suddenly to cope with emergencies, and unless a lean had all his wits about him, all his senses under absolute control, a life in his case might be sacrificed, many lives in the railwayman's case. Mr. Winter (Punt\ pool) and others al?o addressed the meeting, while during the evening an enjoyuble programme of nitiie was gi-ne through by the folloiviig: Mrs. Anthony, Mrs. Thos. Williams, Mrs. Jauie-. Mi-s Junes', Ikjiss Maria Jenkins, Mis* M. Robert", Mi-* Ooxhead. Messrs. R. il. An hoi y, T. James, J. n. [tees, and E. P. Evans.
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MILITARY TA t TOO AT CARDIFF. Some 6,000 people witnessed. military tatoo, given at the Cardiff Arms Park, last Saturday night in aid of the Sol-iiersariu Sailors' Families' Asrociation. The military displays were given by 28 officers and 817 non-commissioned officers and men from the local volunteer corps, the Depot of the Welsh, and the constabulary; and additional interest was taken in the event because 50 men of the 1st Volunteer Service Company of the Welsh, under CHpt. Pioton Evans and Lieut. F. H. Ga-kell, recently returned from South Africa, took part. The force was formed into a provisional battalion at the Cardiff Drill Hall, and as such marched to the Park, tne Volunteer Service Company leading in their Khaki unit orms, and the blues and scarlets of artillery and infau- t y bringing up the rear. Lieut.-Col. E. M. Bruce-VttUgban, of the 3rd V. B. Welsh Regi- ment was in command. When the Park wao reached the battalion deployed into line and gave a general salute, subsequently marching past it, column. Bayonet exercises, sword exerc.re, physical drill with arms, &c., were gone tnrough by the constabulary, the depot recruits, and oue of the volunteer detachments, the movements being briiliantly lit up by St arch light and torches and fireworks. The enthusiasm of the spectators wa" aroused by a night-attack on out-poata. This spectacle was well conceived and smartly carried out by all the volunteers who took part in it, and the spectators gave an especial cheer to the men in khaki. Ambulance work on the field was ad- mirably illustrated, the hospital tent and the red- croo- van of the Cardiff Detachment of the 3rd Welsh being on the field. After the Kist post had sounded on the bugles, the companies fell in on left markers and deploy- ing into line finished np a thiiuing spectacle with three rousing cheers for the King. The battalion ihen marehad back to the Drill Hall, where Lieut.'Ci.lonel Bruce Yaugbtin addiessed the men on behalf of Col. Quirk, who desired him to say how pleased he was with the efficient way in which all the movements had been executed, i'o the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the Servico Company, he wouid say, on behalf of their comrades in arms, that they all considered it an honour to have been associated with them that evening. With other volunteers who had gone tJ the front, they had assisted to rai-e the whole volunteer service to a higher plane. The Church Lads Brigade was also represented in the tattoo.