[ALL RIGHTS BESEBYED.] MARGERY 0' THE MILL. BY M. E. FRANCIS UtTTHOB OF NORTH. SOUTH, AND OVER THE SEA." FRIEZE AND FUSTIAN," k). CHAPTER XXIII. Then my eyes 'Woued him down the street, and far away. Among the honest shoulders of the crowd, rascal in the motions of his back, ■"M scoundrel In the supple-sliding knee. a few moments the whole house was in a bustle and uproar. Mr. John had Oorne back. The young squire was not dead. all, but alive and hearty, with a broken and a swelled face, and a variety of and yellow bruises adorning different r«ons of his person; but, as old Simmons a 'With a laugh which was choked midway tv 8°b. there was nothing to hurt in all at—it wa8 jost part of the day's work, so ■Peak! Anybody but a fool of a Frenchy °Qld know that an Englishman was not Bo easily. squire came staggering downstairs, and Biost wrung off his eon's hand. The tears down his face. hatv 'Tis you, John, lad! 'Tis you, eh?" Tig me," responded John. "Not much of y pbieet to look at ju«t now, but I reckon rather have me with a swelled face So on thinking me dead. I could very j j** bave murdered that fellow Jacques when tb^eai"d wbat a fright he gave you all. I J^jSbt I'd best come down and show myself, that you could see for yourself there wasn't 11 amiss." mncb amiss, indeed!" cried the squire, th a wavering laugh, as he clapped his son back. "The ladies might think you no tY just now, but I swear that puffed-up of yours is the handsomest sight in the to me. It was very well done of you, ?*■» to come down yourself. I daresay you'd fancied lying quiet in bed a bit longer." .Way, l'm not much of a one for staying in sir. A few bruises don't count, and I'll r* the stiffness off with the harriers to- jOrrow. I'm not ashamed to be beat by the Bull—he's a bruiser, no mistake. Why, Billy the Smasher can't stand up to But I've not done with him yet, for all .,D. j**isht^-right—that's the right spirit!" bis father. "I don't know how I could been such a fool as to give credit to the Jr16 'or a moment. I might have known that a bit too hard-headed to be killed by or two of fisticuffs. But hearing the »o sudden-like took me a-back, I su>p- jj6- And Hawkins there was so positive, ^announced your death as a certain thing. of the heart, no doubt,' says he, and tai Mich a pitiful tale of how you were away with your head dangling that, 3 I believed him." » to be sure, Hawkins brought the bon!Li returned John, and for a moment his good-humoured face clouded over, one, I assure you, my dear Mr. John, so rejoice to find himself mistaken as ♦J^.on this most auspicious occasion," twit- the lawyer. jJr. glanced so imploringly at the young £ ?rlre that the latter, who had been on the v of animadverting on the fact of his jj. ^ng discovered him in the act of drinking 8 Supposed successor's health, was mollified, ^orebore. yeg, they carried me off—they were all of the police, d'ye see? I stayed with Wynne till the alarm blew over, and for Jacques. My word! the fellow's face a study when he saw me! As soon as I ^his tale I posted off to set your nrind Harry had been standing apart, til'ally sobered by the shock and raging in j ?noe- Catching 6ight of him on a sudden, stepiped towards him, and tapped him ^rhumouredly on the shoulder. ^.•Never look so gloomy, man," he cried. je_ail8 me! You are like the skeleton at the a better face on't, for the Lord's OB e> Hal. Don't let my brother be the only who is not glad that I am still alive!" jj spoke merrily, yet with an underlying the • °' real ^ee^nS'- But Harry, stung by in lovial tone, the laugh, the confident air, Uw^ntraet to his own bitter sense of out- struck at the proffered hand and scowling. iorZTenpo11 «niire, in -whom joy at the ^^ming of his firstborn had hitherto left «ali5?OIn for other considerations, was re- to to a remembrance of Harry's affronts t^f^Oiself and callousness under what had ^V^ten«d to be so serious a family calamity. of my house!" he cried. "You, who t^only rejoiced at the news of your brother's aw* but insulted your father in his hour of Out of my house, I say! Begone for Nay, John, have done!"—as John would iijjj Utterfered. 'Tie useless to speak for useless, I say! Why, the fellow ed me-threatened me to my face to #n7 e ducks and drakes of the old place a» 1 wa« I'm heir in tail,' says he. £ T^ii ^at now' John- eh? You th« ,]t onr business to cut off lad e .er trnst everything to you, You think kindly of your old father, 8h?f! yon are n°t with him. You even made tt to bundle out of bed with your broken but the bea, rather than leave me anxious; 'bis heartless scoundrel—scoundrel, I say, if^v^1 1)6 my son—what did he care even Ba shock killed me? 'My brother's dead,' I'jj e> 'and Fm heir to Leith!' You and th« the entail to-mororw, and settle Place absolutely on you." lo^Harry stood glowering back at his father, even by his would-bei advocate, John, *Bdi^i°m-1116 laet recital had aroused a fierce of Ration, the great bell, hung in the turret a rnX, win?- began to peal merrily, and w light shone from without on the, as .^5rPn«buttered windows. this?" cried the squire, in an 8imCl? tone. "What's the bell ringing for, le „^one ? Tbe work-folk will think the house a-nre." no matter if they do," cried Simmons, *as beside himself with excitement. 3$,. >j?r they should do that than go on think- fcin«^ee*ier John's dead. They'll all come run- tlle« tip here, sir, and then we can tell them "ï e k gQod news and show 'em Mester John. hearty- And Tom and Robert is •r^Snting a bonfire on the lawn." Wu^kt!" cried his master jovially. "Up W« .blinds, Simmons! Everyone in the ft. me' George, I never want to ,jtne blinds down again!" >)Jle «mire and John rushed to the window, Mr- Hawkins was already officiously lDgl nP the blind. In another moment the en-fc was thrown open, and the glare tow? without shone upon the walls. The the crackling wood was soon lost in ■^n8r cheers and joyful shouts. John's come home! Three cheers the young squire!" the midst of the merrymaking Harry away and disappeared in the darkness -T*1 Out. ^8 one ema11 dr°P of s-weetnew alleviated of 8ra'^—the' remembrance of Lawyer Wai_, lne'8 twenty-pound note safe in his t^~ °at pocket. He would never dare to to'Jl1*8 for it8 recOTerT- To do 80 would to betray his- own eagerness to pay court usurper. clapi>ed his hand on his pocket as along. "One brand saved from the lne-" said he, "and I may yet be able to the miller's money-bags. 'Twas good I jj.' )n<^eed, that made me refuse to tell her to break with her. If only I can her from seeing old Lupton till we are t«sl] an<i wife! fortunate that the old w refused to break the tidings to her. I capital of this disappointment of 3om?.n. be soft-hearted fools, a11 of I'll tell her I had resolved to be true eDi of my brilliant prospects, and that V 1 am a castaway she must prove herself 'Gad, that's a notion! Would she roe to-mororw, I wonder? She vows she b:teø me. but that, I'll wager, was pique. I 5th been acting the part of lover without W heart of late. Ill play up to-night— hearth-blighted hopes-impending ,dnees-! (That's a good cue!) Would she H from such a direful fate? She must *lw, mine! Damnation! To think I lug » have come to such a pass! This morn- ►aSp. have sworn 'twas in my power to ^>e o. neande, and now I am plotting for 4 greasy purse of the miller's daughter!" v,u's be, approached the Mill house, the window ),ea. suddenly thrown open, and two figures Jjar* Dt,t. outlined by the glow within. (SttKL y came to a standstill as he recognised and Margery. "What a glorious •tap. be heard the girl say. "See how the *»♦(Pr1 down at ns' Stephen. Is it not a ha world? I would that everyone were ^(J^py a« we are. But think of the poor ,0* his 8ore heart: y«t had it not been Joy e loss we should never have found our *0^°- indeed," returned Stephen. "I sup- •bit_ would have married that villain in Hfc everything if he had not griven you Of his own free will?" )rll Confound it! I am too late!" groaned J^t v° himself- "That old marplot Lupton aTe Pe^bed. Our joy, quotha, and «an « little bussy looked at him! They b«ll Carce have heard the bellowing of the i>Ut' certainly pay no heed to it. I'll if j j. 8P°ke in your wheel, though, madam, die for it." J^drawing into the shadow of the hedge; ^Wdl away cautiously, proceeding more *11] when he had left the precinots of the jj. °^hand. straight for Luke's lodgings, and, summarily, found that worthy in tKIng an<i conning a week-old newspaper vjechimney corner. Harry?" cried Lake, starting to his Ton fool! Pre con» for one word j vjechimney corner. Harry?" cried Lake, starting to his Ton fool! Pre con» for one word j with you, and then I leave this place for good. I vow 'tis too hot to hold me now." "What! Isn't it true, then, that you are the heir to Leith Hall?" "Devil a bit of it! 'Twas a trick of Old Nick's, I do believe. My brother's alive and kicking, and my father has made up his mind to break the entail and cut me out altogether. As for Margery-" "Eh, dear! Yes, we know about that," returned Luke, with a grin. "Ye should ha' looked before ye leaped, Mester Harry. She was on with the new love as soon as your back was turned." "Well, you great oaf, why didn't you pre- vent that?" cried Harry, impatiently. "Don't you know it is you who ought to be in my shoes, not Stephen Frith?" "Me!" exclaimed the miller, amazed. "Yes—you. Wasn't it to be either you or me? If not me, then you? She said so her- self.T "True. So she did!" cried the other, clap- ping his hand to his forehead. 'One or t'other,' says she; I mind it well." "Well, then, keep her to her word," returned Harry. "Tis her boast that her word is as good as her bond. All you've got to do is to claim her." "But there'll be Stephen Frith to reckon with," said Luke, doubtfully. "Pooh!" returned the other. "He's easily settled. The girl can't deny her promise. He'd have to stand .back." "Why, then, I will claim her," cried Luke. (< -P? •' Harry, with a malevolent smile. And when she s your wife, don't forget to put in practice what you preached to me. Break her in." "Ah! I'll do that," agreed Luke, and his coarse face assumed an expression as sinister as Harry s own. Harry nodded and turned away. And here we may take leave of him. The neighbourhood had become too hot to hold him, as he had said, and he betook himself first to Manchester and then to London. There, having spent the last of Mr. Hawkins's twenty-pound note, he enlisted, under an assumed name, in a cavalry regiment, and, after dazzling the eyes and filching the savings of many misguided servant girls, was sent on active service, where a French bullet ultimately put a period to his career. CHAPTER XXIV. 0, but man, proud man. Drest In a little brief authority Most ignorant of what he's most assured, His gtaMy essence—like an angry ape Plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven As make the angels weep. "By your leave," said Luke, thrusting in his head at the door of the parlour just as Stephen had seated himself on the settle next to Margery and was preparing to spend a happy hour in her company. "What do you want?" cried Margery, moving a little further away from her lover. "Why, I want a word or two with you, if 'tie convenient, and I want a word or two with him-you," pointing to. Stephen. "It is not at all convenient," responded his mistress tartly. "What business have you to come to the house at all at this hour of the morning? Just when you should be in the For a moment or two they swayed backwards and forwards." I very midst of your work! You don't know your place, sir." "Don't I?'" said Luke; and he very deliberately walked into the room and closed the door behind him. "I reckon I do, though; better nor you know yowrs, missus, haply, and a. deal better nor he knows his." Again he jerked his thumb towards the young farmer. "What is the meaning of this?" asked the latter sternly. "How dare you speak to your mistress in such a tone? You forget yourself, Luke." "Nay, I don't forget myself," retorted the miller, wagging his head portentously. "I've a very good memory, Mester Frith-a better memory nor missus has, seemin'ly. I've come to remind her o' summat." He crossed the room till he stood close to Margery, and then, drawing a coin from his pocket, tossed it in the air. "D'ye mind anything o' that mak?" he asked, leering at her. Margery uttered a. cry, and shrank close to Stephen. "How dare you, sir?" cried Stephen warmly; "how dare you insult your mistress by reminding her of the plot which you and Mr. Westacre dared to make against her! I regret that I did not advise her to dismiss you at once. I did wrong, very wrong, in allowing her to keep you in her service after such an affront." Luke laughed derisively. "Somebody's goin' to get the bag," he remarked, jocularly, "but 'tis not me. You're altogether wrong, Mester Frith. I'm talking o' summat quite different —summat as missus there calls to mind now as well as me." Picking up the coin, he spun it in the air again. Talis Luke. he cried. "D'ye mind that. Missus Margery? 'If not the one the t'other,' says you. 'Take your chance,' says yon. 'It shall be you or him,' you says. If one draws back, I take the other.' Margery turned deadly pale, and, catching hold of Stephen's hand, clung to it with both hers. "Oh, Stephen," she cried. "Oh, Stephen, Stephen!" "She dursn't deny it," cried Luke, trium- phantly. I "Oh, 'tis true, 'tis true," moaned the girl. "I can't deny it, Stephen; I can't!" (< "Well," resumed the miller jubilantly, "there it is, a plain case. Mester Harry have drawn back, so here I come. Tis my turn now. 'Tis Moster Frith aa shall be sent packin'. I forbid the banns between Margery Burchell and Stephen Frith. For why? Be- cause Margery Burahell is promised to me, and I'm goin' to take her to wife." "Oh, save me!" cried Margery, wildly throw- ing herself into Stephen's arms. "Save me, Stephenf" He was quite as white as she, but calm and determined. Disengaging himself gently, he rose and stepped up to Luke. "I can make nothing of this tale of yours," he said, "and, in any case, I would not take your word for it. I cannot for a moment believe that you have any real claim upon Miss Burchell, and I will not have her frightened and upset. Leave the room at once. I must talk the matter quietly over with her, and that cannot be done while you are here. Begone, I eay' "Who'a to make me go?" thundered Luke. "By the Lord, I'm master here. I'll have my rights, I will. I'm as good a man as you, Stephen Frith. If one or other of us must go, it shall be you." Almost before Margery knew what had hap- pened, the two men were wrestling with each other, for Luke gripped Stephen so suddenly that he was forced to defend himself. For a moment or two they swayed backwards and forwards, Luke's face flushed and his eyes glaring. Stephen still pale and setting his teeth hard. They were well matched, and as they wrestled, moving the body only and keeping the feet firmly planted, made but little noise over the contest. Margery was watching with wide-open eyes, too much terrified even to scream, when the door was suddenly opened, and Dr. May came in. "My word!" he cried, starting back in amazement. "Is this a game—a trial of strength? Are they in earnest, child?" "Oh, indeed, they are, sir," cried Margery, running towards him. "For Heaven's sake, stop them!" Hastening up to the combatants, the doctor caught Luke over the knuckles sharply with his riding cane, and with a snarl he relaxed his hold. Stephen also gave way, and the two men started apart. "Upon my word!" ejaculated Doctor May, "these are pretty doings for peaceable folk in the early morning! What's wrong here, I say? Luke Rigby, what villainy have you afoot?" Luke, who had been ruefully contemplating his knuckles, one or two of which had been out open by the doctor's carie, now looked up suddenly. "I were fightin' for my rights," he said; "I mean to have my rights. That there lass pro- mised to wed me if she did not wed Harry Westacre, didn't ye, wench? Speak up!" "I was mad," faltered Margery. "Mad or sane, ye meant what ye said," insisted the miller threateningly. "I—I——" she faltered and burst into tears. "Now, look here,-Luke Rigby, we shall never hear the rights on't as long as you are here, I see," said Dr. May. "Take yourself off, my friend. Time enough to hear your tale after Miss Burchell has told hers. She won't run away, I promise you; you can keep a watch on the house if you like from the mill chamber. But be off with you now. We shall be ready enough to inquire into your side of the question later on." "Well, it can do me no harm to waitas how 'tis," returned Luke, after heaitating for a moment. He had been impressed, in spite of himself, by the doctor's resolute air. "The business 'ull not spoil for keeping," he added. "Let the wench try all roads, ahe can't get out of it." I He slouched to the door, where he paused I to say threateningly: "This arternoon I mun have a straight answer. I'll not be put off wi' no more shilly- shally." Nobody vouchsafed a response, and he closed the door with a bang. "Now, Margery," said Stephen, turning to the girl, and speaking quietly, though with unconscious sternness, "let's hear the mean- ing of this story?" "I cannot believe for a moment," interposed the doctor excitedly, "that you gave a promise of marriage to your own servant." Margery dried her eyes, and looked from one to the other bravely. "I will tell you the truth," she said; "you must think what you please of me. You remember the day I asked you what you thought of Harry Westa-cre, Stephen?" "I remember it well," said he, his pale face flushing a little. "You told me that strange tale about Mr. Harry and Luke agreeing to toss up who should court me. I-my heart was sore, Stephen, because you spoke so coldly, and never seemed to care about my being made so little of." "How could you think that?" be put in quickly. Twas your own fault," she retorted, with spirit. "You might have seen my heart was bursting, and you never said a kind word. I ran out of the house, and put the horse in the gig, and drove away as hard as I could." "I remember that, my dear," said Dr. May. "You were like a little fury that day." "When I went home," continued Margery, "I thought and thought, and I fancied you had insulted me, and then fPfcndma began telling me I was the talk of the place, and the only way to stop the gossip would be to get wed. So, thinks I to myself, 'I'll take the first man that comes; I'll take any man since no true man likes me.' And then I bethought me of Mr. Harry and Luke tossing up for me, and the notion came to me to serve them the same road. I reckoned 'twould vex Mr. Harry to be made even with Luke, and just at that moment in he came, smirking and smiling, and making so sure of me. I didn't wait to think about it-I just sent for Luke-and did it." "Oh," returned the doctor, shaking his finger at her, "what a saucy wench! What a naughty, wilful hussy! I mind saying to myself that very day when I saw you, 'If ever there was one who has bitten off her nose to spite her face, it's Margery Burchell.' But did you really and seriously, my dear, mean to marry Luke Rigby if luck was in his favour?" ( I meant it at the time," faltered Margery. "I—I wasn't in my right mind. Oh, Stephen! forgive me!" she cried, with a burst of sobs. "'Tisn't seemly for me to say such things, but I must tell all the truth. I loved you then. and I thought you didn't care for me and 80- "But when all was made clear between us, how came you never to tell me?" said he. His face had not relaxed its severity, his arm was rigid in her grasp. "I was so happy," gasped she, I give you my word, Stephen, I clean forgot all about it till Luke came in this morning. You mayn't believe me, but it's the truth." She looked earnestly into his face, but, finding no sign of softening there, withdrew her hands from his arm, and hurried out of the room, sobbing all the way. Doctor May, who had been fidgetting for the last moment or two, rubbing his nose, blink- ing his eyes, clasping and unclasping his hands, now burst forth: "Well, of all the harsh, stony-hearted Pon my life, I'd make a better lover myself Poor little sinner! Tis my belief you were most in fanlt. Stephen. Had it not been for her wounded love, she would never have com- mitted this folly. Folly it was, nothing worse. Yet you must needs stand over her like a judge ready to put on the black cap. "Doctor!" cried Stephen, with a groan, "you don't understand. This folly will have dreadful consequences. How can I look any- thing but grave when I must lose her?" "Fiddlesticks!" cried the doctor. "You don't mean that you would give a serious thought to that mad promise of hers?" "It was a promise, nevertheless," returned Stephen. "She meant what she said. You know, to me a promise is absolutely binding." "Moonshine and midsummer madness!" cried Doctor May. "Do you mean to say that if a man vows he'll eat his head if such and such a. thing happens—an expression common enough in these times—he's bound to do it? Poor little Margery's vow to marry her servant is just as rash and just as impossible to carry out. Pray, how long will you go on tilting at windmills, my dear Don Quixote or was it Sancho Panza? I read the tale once, but 'pon my life I forget it now. Save on this one point, Stephen, you are as sen- sible a. fellow as ever I met with; but where this over-nice notion of honour comes in faith, you are stark, staring mad! The girl's scarcely more than a child, for one thing. Would her father have dreamt of allowing the match, let her promise herself fifty times over? You know very well he wouldn't Well, it is your duty, as her father's friend— even if you stood in no nearer relation to herself-to prevent it by every means in vour power. v A momentary expression of relief crossed Stephen's face, and he looked earnestly at the doctor; then his countenance fell again. He was beginning to speak, when his friend cut him short: "Now, look here, my good fellow. Would it satisfy your insane scruples if Luke Rigby were formally to renounce all claim upon Margery's hand?" "Why, of course, it would satisfy me," returned the other; "but "Then leave the matter in my hands," went on his friend. "Put this silly affair com- pletely-out of your head. ru (et it «tra«ht for you. Call down your little sweetheart, and make it up with her, man, this very minute. Poor little loving laas! I doubt she's crying her eyes out in her room! Call her down and tell her the truth, that you are as much in fault as she, but that the whole thing is a storm in a tea-cup. Be tender to her, mind," cried the doctor threateningly. Stephen, who was already half-way to the door, turned round with a smile, which re-assured him. "But- what about Luke?" he queried, pausing with his hand on the latch. .< 'keave Luke to me," said Doctor May. "I've a notion in my noddle. I think I know how to settle Master Luke." Rigby was standing just inside the mill door as the doctor passed, and greeted him with a sneer. "Well," he said derisively, "I hope ye've talked enough. What has it coom to, eh?" "We have talked to some purpose, my friend," said Doctor May, cheerfully. "The young folks have very wisely decided to leave the affair in my hands." Here he paused, drawing his big turnip-shaped watch from his fob, and consulting it gravely. "I have one or two important calls to make, and then I must go home and dine; but about five this afternoon I shall be passing this way again, Luke, and I will look in and give you your answer." "You'll give me my answer!" cried Luke angrily. "That's pretty cool. I'm to be patient till then, I suppose?" "You^ are to wait till then," returned Dr. May; "patiently if you are wise, impatiently if you are fooltSh. But you'll have to wait." (To be concluded.)
CANTON POISONING CASE. MARRIED WOMAN'S STRANGE TALE OF DESPAIR. At the Town-hall, Cardiff, on Tuesday night Mr. E. B. Reece held an inquest on the body of Alice Bush (34), wife of Alfred John Bush, foreman painter, 86, Wyndham-crescent.— The husband said deceased had been ill for six weeks, but all the time she was bright and cheerful, and the last week she had seemed better and was able to do her own washing. Answering the coroner, witness explained that his wife had been attended by Drs. Powell and Donovan for nervous debility, and had not been quite herself lately. He said this after the coroner had read the following extracts from a letter which deceased left on the dressing-table in the bedroom:—"My Own Dearest Husband,—I cannot live any longer. Please forgive; and look after my darling children. I am so wretched to leave you. All far too good for me." There had been no quarrel previously over money matters, but deceased had got into debt a little. He last saw her alive at a quarter to six on Monday morning, when before leaving for his work he, as usual, took her up a cup of cocoa and a piece of cake. She then seemed better than she had been for some time. On returning home to dinner at half-past one he found his children, who had come from school, unable to get in. Deceased he discovered lying un- conscious on the bed in the small back bed- room. She died at 2.20. The bottle produced, labelled Poison," and containing a little carbolic acid, he found an the stove down- stairs, and had never seen it before.—Superin- tendent James Produced a tumbler he found in the bedroom, and which contained one or two teaspoonfuls of the poison.—Dr. Cownie, who was called in, described the symptoms he saw of carbolic acid poisoning and the efforts he unsuccessfully made to bring deceased round. She must have taken the acid about two hours before he saw her.—The verdict was Suicide in a state of temporary insanity."
SICK AND TIRED OF LIFE. CARDIFF WOMAN'S SUICIDE BY DROWNING. Mr. E. B. Reece held on inquest at the Town- hall on Tuesday night on the body of Julia Hooley (34), who had been missed since Satur- day, and whose body was on Monday last recovered from the West Bute Dock. Mrs. Coombes, deceased's sister, said deceased was the wife of Thomas Hooley, a dock labourer, who had left her and the chil- dren. She had had eight children, of whom three were living. Deceased had sometimes stayed with witness, while the children were at Ely Schools. She had 5s. parish relief, which was given to her in food. Saturday week was the last time she stayed with wit- ness. Since then she had been in the Salva- tion Army home. The last work she did was on Saturday at the Dolphin Hotel. She had latterly been low spirited and strange in her manner, having been knocked about by her husband "in his time," and having suffered through lack of food and fretting and grieving about her children. A girl named Norah Dwyer, of 33, North William-street, stated that on Saturday night, at nine o'clock, she was in Herbert-street, and saw a woman jump into the water, but she could not say that it was deceased.-Dr. J. J. Buist, police surgeon, said he was satisfied that drowning was the cause of death.-With Norah Dwyer was another little girl named Catherine Mead, who was not present at the coroner's inquiry, but was brought to the court upon the coroner's instructions. This witness swore that she saw deceased take off her hat and shawl. She then remarked that she was sick and tired of life, and jumped over the bridge into the feeder, and witness heard the splash in the water.-The jury returned a verdict of "Suicide whilst tempo- rarily insane."
AMUSING SWANSEA CASES. HOW A CUTE WOMAN DEFENDANT BAFFLED THE POLICE. At Swansea Police-court on Tuesday Wil- liam Thomas Evans was charged with drunkenness in Oxford-street. Defendant said he had 500 testimonials from people in Breconshire, and he was simply suffering from weakness. He produced two hats, one a bowler and the other a tam o' shanter, and questioned the officer as to which he was wearing at the time. "I can't say for cer- tain," was the officer's reply. "Then it was you that was intoxicated, not me," was the triumphant conclusion the defendant drew. He was, however, fined 20s., or 21 days. Mary Ann Gibson, charged with a. similar offence, was unable to appear for very per- sonal reasons. She had in her cell thrown off all her clothing, and was now sitting there in the costume of Eve, declining to dress. The ease had to be remanded till to-day (Wednesday), when it was added tha.t she should appear. A Bridgend widow, named Clara Lewis, alleged that she came to Swansea to take a situation, and met someone who professed to come from her new situation. She alleged that this person drugged her with some stuff that tasted like poison.—The Bench discharged her, advising her not to make too free with strangers in future.
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WOMAN'S 134TH CONVICTION. Several cases were heard on Monday before the Ystrad magistra-tes in which women were summoned for accosting men in the street The famous Emma Retallick made her 134th appearance after being released on the pre- vious Saturday from gaol, where she admitted having spent most of her time for the past few years. The present charge was of being drunk and disorderly and making improper solicitations. The defendant denied the charge, and remarked dramatically that it was a wonder the constable who was giving evidence had not been "struck dead for telling lies." Retallick was placed on the "black list" on January 20, and has been frequently con- victed since for drunkenness. The presiding magistrate said that the defendant held the second record for convictions in Wales, only being beaten by Mrs. Sweeney. of Swansea. She was sent down again for fourteen days. Mrs. Cooksly, another well-known character, was also ordered to prison for a similar offence for the same period. Two young girls, named Mary Stock and Amelia Smith, were each sentenced to fourteen days' imprison- ment for a like offence, the latter being ordered an extra fourteen days for striking the officer who arrested her,
RADICAL ULTIMATUM TO THE LABOURISTS. An adjourned meeting of the South Glamorgan Liberal Five Hundred was held at the Park Hotel, Cardiff, on Monday after- noon—Mr. T. W. David in the chair-chiefly to consider the situation with regard to the candidature for the division. The Chairman, in opening the meeting, referred to the conference with the Labour leaders on August 19, at the conclusion of which a distinct understanding was come to that nothing should be done by either side in respect of the selection of a candidate until the conference had met again. The Labour leaders were written to for the purpose of arranging a date for the adjourned confer- ence. but there was delay. Mr. Jose, of Barry, blamed the miners, and Mr. Richards said he was awaiting a reply from the other Labour representatives. Eventually it was found that Mr. Brace was being brought out as a Labour candidate, and the Labour party had got the whole thincr cut and dried. (Cries of "Traitors" and "Shame.") —Mr. David said he could not describe such conduct as honourable. While they were fighting the interests of Liberalism in the revision courts their position was being under- mined by gentlemen who were endeavouring to reap where they had not sown. (" Shame.") In response to a request, Mr. Morgan Thomas read the following letter from Mr. T. Richards, dated September 18:- I am now fully informed by the various Labour associations that they desire Mr. Brace to contest the seat at the next elec- tion. Will you please convey this to the Liberal Five Hundred. I hope it will soon be found that the political views of Mr. Brace are such as will command the enthu- siastic support of every phase of the Pro- gressive party—(laughter)—and that the seat will be wrested from the present mem- ber. Delegates from Barry and Penarth denied that the various Trades Unions had been con- sulted or would give their support to Jj'r. Brace. (Cheers.) Alderman T. J. Hughes, Bridgend, moved the following resolution:- That this meeting of the Liberal Five Hundred of South Glamorgan desires to record its protest against the procedure of Mr. Brace and his supporters, who appear to have initiated his electoral campaign without again conferring with thé represen- tatives of the five hundred, as definitely arranged at. the first conference with the five hundred, and affirming its solemn con- viction that South Glamorgan is not a Labour constituency, and that the seat can- not be won by Mr. Brace, but being earnestly anxious that the Tory mem- ber for the constituency may be defeated at the next election, hereby authorises its officials to at once offer to Mr. Brace and his supporters that their claims to the seat as a Labour constituency and the claims of thi Liberal Five Hundred to the contrary shall be at once submitted to the joint arbitration of a Labour mem- ber of Parliament of repute, to be nomi- nated by Mr. Brace, and a Liberal member of Parliament of repute to be chosen by the Liberal Executive, with powers of arbi- tration, and if they shall fail to agree, to themselves choose an umpire, whose decision shall be binding; that a definite reply to this offer shall be insisted on in seven days, and that a reply being received the execu- tive shall meet, and that further action of the Five Hundred shall be deferred pend- ing the report of the executive. Mr. Hughes said, as one who knew the con- stituency from end to end, he was convinced it was not a Labour constituency. He remarked that the action of the Labour party was not altogether honourable. Alderman Edward John, Cowbridge. in seconding, said he, for one, should not sup- port Mr. Brace. Mr. R. Guy, Penarth, suggested that they ask Mr. Lief Jones to become their candidate. Loud applause.) Mr. Brace had treated them with the utmost contemnt. Mr. Morgan, Llantwit, as a working-man )rotested against their holding out the olive branch to Mr. Brace. Mr. Hopkin Williams, Williamstown, and llr. Phillips, Dinas, both miners, denied that he miners would go en bloc for Mr. Brace. Mr. Arthur Williams, ex-member for the livision, was convinced that South Glamorgan ?as not a Labour constituency, and approved if arbitration. He quoted figures showing hat the mining vote was swamped by the gricultural vote. Mr. A. Frazer, Penarth, and another dele- gate, argued that an ultimatum should be sent to the Labour party giving, them forty- eight hours in which to come to a decision. Alderman T. J. Hughes, in respond- ing to Mr. B. G. Russell, Barry, and Mr. J. H. Jones, solicitor, Penarth, said the transcript of the shorthand notes taken at the conference absolutely proved that it was agreed that nothing should be done by either party in respect of the candi- dature until the adjourned meeting of the conference. Mr. Morgan Nicholas, Barry, said as a Labour man he was prepared to accept and advocate arbitration. (Hear, hear.) Ultimately, Alderman T. J. Hughes's reso- lution was carried unanimously in a very full meeting.
STORMY MEETING HELD AT PENARTH. MR. BRACE'S POSITION AS LABOUR CANDIDATE CHALLENGED. A public meeting was held at Andrews' Large Hall, Penarth, on Monday evening for the purpose of hearing addresses in support of the prospective Labour candidature of Mr. William Brace for South Glamorgan. The hall was crowded, the audience being composed in large proportion of adherents of a Labour candidate and the adherents of a Liberal candidate, and the prominent pro- portions in attendance of these factional parties on the question of representation in the division found exciting fruition in the differences of opinion which manifested themselves at the early stages of the meet- ing. MB. BRACE SELECTED. A meeting of the South Glamorgan Labour Representation Committee was held pre- vious to the public meeting, when the situa- tion was fully discussed in private, and a resolution was unanimously arrived at to adopt Mr. Wm. Brace as the Labour candidate for the division of South Glamorgan at the next general election. THE PUBLIC MEETING. Councillor John Jenkins, Cardiff, the chair- man at the public meeting, in opening the proceedings said the object of the meeting was to hear an address by Mr. Wm. Brace, who had been selected by his constituents to contest the division. A Voice: Who axe his constituents? The Chairman: The South Wales Miners' Federation. (Cries of "No, no.") He asked for fair play at the hands of the meeting. Councillor R. Guy, Penarth, rose to ask was the meeting called to consider the candida- ture of Mr. Brace. The Chairman (emphatically): No. Professor Trow, of Cardiff University Col- lege: What are we here for, then? (Cheers and expressions of dissent.) The Chairman: Give us fair play and you shall see. (Cheers and laughter.) Councillor B. Guy: Will there be a vote of confidence or otherwise in Mr. Brace sub- mitted? The Chairman: Wait, and you shall see. Councillor Guy: That will not do for us. Professor Trow: Who invited Mr. Brace herer The Chairman: No one; he has asked you to come and hear him. Professor Trow: May we propose an amend- ment to any resolution submitted? The Chairman: Yes, certainly. Mr. J. H. Jones, solicitor, made an appeal to allow the promoters to conduct the meeting in their own way. (Cheers.) Councillor J. H. Jose, Barry, proposed the following resolution:—" That this meeting condemns in the strongest possible manner the Government for the passing of the Educa- tion Act before first of all receiving a man- date from the country. It views with alarm and indignation the ineptitude of the Govern- ment in the conduct of the South African war, as disclosed in the report of the Royal Commission. It further pledges itself to oppose the alterations of the fiscal policy of the country an embodied in Mr. Chamberlain's proposed scheme of preferential tariffs The meeting also condemns the Government for their total neglect of domestic legislation." Mr. Morgan Nicholas (Barry) seconded the resolution. h Mr. W. Brace rose to address the meeting in support of the resolution, but his remarks were frequently punctuated with interrup- tion and dissension. He did not know whether he should say that he was both sur- prised and pained at the proceedings of that meeting. (Cheers and uproar.) After making an appeal to be aJlowed a fair hearing, Mr. Brace said no resolution would be submitted of confidence in himself at that meeting. He desired an opportunity of placing his political views before the elec- tors of Penarth, and then would they would have an opportunity of deciding whether they would support him as Labour candidate for the division. In accepting the invitation to addTess that meeting — (Cries of From whom?") Mr. Brace: How wonderfully sensitive you are! A Voice: Were you invited by Colonel Wynd- ham-Quin? Mr. Brace: No, nor by his good lady, either. They had nothing to do with it. Continuing, Mr. Brace described himself as a Liberal from childhood, aud as having fought many poli- tical battles for the cause of Liberalism and Labour. His Liberalism had never yet been doubted, and he ha.d the honour of being vice- president of the Welsh National Liberal Union, and if he had so desired he might have had a large following of first rank Liberal politicians present to support him at that meeting. (" No.") Waxing indignant, Mr. Brace said: "Do you doubt the public word of a public man? If you do, then I promise you that next time I appear here they will be here to support. Amidst derision, the Labour candidate went on to condemn in the strongest terms the policy of the Government. Before concluding his remarks Mr. Brace again assured the meeting that no vote of confidence in himself as a Labour candidate would be submitted. A Voice: You dare not put it. Another Voice: You will not be returned by South Glamorgan. Mr. Brace: That remark comes from a supporter of Mr. Lief Jones I suppose. (Loud cheers and hear, hear.)-You are not going to put me down in that way. Mr. W. Abraham (" Mabon "), M.P., next rose to speak, but he was so interrupted that his remarks partook more of the nature of a dialogue with members of the audience than of a speech. Mabon asked what were the diuerences between the Liberal party and the Labour party on this question. They might think that the Labour party were dealing unfairly with Mr. Lief Jones. (Cries of "Yes" and No.") They had the assurance of Mr. Lief Jones that he would not be a candidate for South Glamorgan if a Labour candidate was available. Surely, therefore, it could not be suggested that the Labour party had done anything that was not quite straightforward. After all, was it not possible to solve this difficulty satisfactorily? (Cries of "Yes, by arbitration.") "Yes," said "Mabon," "that means the old story of All for me and half for my brother John.' (Laughter and cheers.) Continuing, Mr. Abraham said that there were ten Parlia- mentary seats in Glamorgan, one being held by a Conservative, seven by Liberals, and two by Labour members, and surely the Liberal party should be prepared to give a fair measure of justice to the Labour party. He had sucked the milk of Liberalism from his mother's breast, and he challenged anyone to say that his Liberalism could in any way be doubted. Labour had been prosecuted and persecuted by the Government for years, and in defence of its own interests the friends of Labour were determined to form a party in the House to defend their rights and privi- leges. That being so, he appealed to the meeting to give them fair play. (Cheers.) The Chairman proceeded to put the resolu- tion to the meeting, when Professor Trow and Mr. W. H. Mayne attempted to address the meeting on behalf of the Liberal party. They failing for &ome time to gain a hearing, the resolution was put to the meeting. Owing to the great uproar, the remarks of the chair- man could not be heard, so there was really no actual vote taken on the resolution. Mabon then left the platform, and the meeting broke up amid tremendous cheering for Mr. Lief Jones.
MR. WILLIAM BRACE SPEAKS AT LLANHARAN. In contrast to the meeting at Penarth, Mr. W. Brace, the prospective Labour candidate in South Glamorgan, was given a patient hearing at Llanharan on Tuesday night. The meeting was held in the Parish-hall, and there was an attendance of something like 150 working men. Mr. David Thomas, check- weigher, was in the chair. Mr. Evan Thomas, miners' agent, Rhymney, moved a resolution condemning the Govern- ment for its policy on education, the South African war, and the fiscal question, and for its total neglect of domestic legislation. Mr. Tom Evans, miners' agent, Penygraig, seconded, and spoke on the lines indicated in the resolution. Mr. Brace was very warmly greeted, and, while he encountered no opposition, his remarks were frequently punctuated with cheers. He said he was not there with the object of putting a. vote as to whether he was a fit and proper candidate for the consti- tuency; he proposed to do that later on, when he would make a second, and perhaps a third, visit to the different sections of the division, and when a more opportune time would present itself. Referring to the question of arbitration offered by the Liberal Five Hundred, Mr. Brace said he, personally, could not reply to the proposition. The matter would be considered and dealt with by the committee of represen- tatives of the Labour party. If, went on the speaker, he fought the seat as a Labour can- didate, he should not commence or continue the campaign under the impression that it would be by any means an easy undertaking to turn out the sitting member. He fully appreciated the very great influence that aris- tocracy of birth and great wealth would have, but he had yet to learn that humble birth was a barrier to correct -"iews on great national questions. There should be but one aristocracy, and that was the aristocracy of intellect, of culture, and of character. Mr. Brace dealt exhaustively with the question of education, the conduct of the war, and the fiscal problem. He expressed himself as an absolute opponent of Mr. Chamberlain's proposals, and said the remedy for those industries in Great Britain which were being hard hit by similar indus- tries in other countries was not in preferen- tial tariffs, but in the reduction of royaltiea and railway rates. The resolution was put to the meeting and carried unanimously. THE PROPOSED ARBITRATION. We gather that the feeling among the com- mittee of representatives of Labour is that they cannot do other than accept the proposi- tion to submit the question of the candidature to arbitration. The matter will probably be considered next Monday. MB. LIEF JONES WILL NOT FIGHT MR. BRACE. A letter has been received by Mr. T. W. David, chairman of the executive, from Mr. Lief Jones declining to contest the constitu- ency if Mr. Brace proceeds with his candida- ture.
WELSH REPRESENTATION. MR. WATTS MORGAN'S CALL TO THE LABOUR PARTY. Mr. Watts Morgan, speaking at the monthly meeting of the No 1 (Rhondda) District of the South Wales Miners' Federation at Porth on Monday, said that in Gower there was a possibility of the sitting member giving up his seat voluntarily, and if the workers in that division showed a unanimous and deci- sive opinion in favour of getting a Labour representative Mr. Aeron Thomas would, no doubt, retire. In South Glamorgan, the other division in which a ballot was not to be taken but in which they proposed running a candi- date, the member was a pronounced enemy of the people-a. man, to his credit be it said, who had not at any time disguised his position. They needed no ballot in South Glamorgan, but they should stand and fight. In reference to some of the other constituencies they would be very ungrateful, indeed, were they to think of turning out the members now occupying the seats. They had worked in and out of season on behalf of Labour.
SIR SAMUEL GRIFFITH. OFFERED THE AUSTRALIAN CHIEF JUSTICESHIP. A Melbourne telegi^m says it is understood that the Federal Chief Justiceship has been definitely offered to Sir Samuel Griffith. If he accepts the post the other judges of the Federal High Court will be Sir Edmund Bar- ton, the present Premier, and Mr. R. E. O'Connor, member of the Commonwealth Senate The Right Hon. Sir Samuel Walker Griffith, G.C.M.G., K.C.M.G., and P.C., is a member of the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council, and has been Lieutenant-Governor of Queensland since 1899, and Chief Justice since 1893. He was born in 1845 and educated at the University of Sydney, became a member of the Bar in various Colonies, and was Attorney-General 1874-78' and 1890-93, and Secre- tary for Public Instruction 1876-79 and 1883-84. He was also Premier of Queensland, Colonial Treasurer, and President of the Federal Council of Australia. Sir Samuel is of Welsh extraction, and he visited the "Land of his Fathers" in April, 1887-the Jubilee year— when he was Premier of Queensland.. He was given a magnificent reception in different parts of Wales, but nowhere was his presence hailed with greater enthusiasm than in Cardiff, Merthyr, and Pontypridd. He was met at Cardiff Station by the mayor (Sir Morgan Morgan), the Hk- h-constable of Merthyr, Archdeacon Griffiths, and other gentlemen. At Pontypridd the platform was crowded, and at Merthyr, also, the terminus teemed with people of all classes. On the platform there were between 600 and 700 choristers, picked from all the churches and chapels in the town, and these sang a Welsh song composed in honour of the distinguished visitor by "Gwyddonfryn." At Merthyr Sir Samuel was the guest of Mr. William Crawshay, of Cyfartha Castle. On his return to Cardiff he paid a visit to the Docks and other places of interest, and a public banquet was given in his honour by the mayor and corporation. He was also presented with an address of welcome.
MARQUESS OF BUTE. The house-pa.rty Lord Bute was enter- taining at Dumfries House, Cumnock, broke up on Saturday, after the Western Meeting at Ayr. Lord Bute accompanies Count Ester- hazy on a visit to his seat in Austria, where they purpose hunting large game. Lord Ninian, Lord Colum, and Lady Margaret. Stuart have left for Falkland House. The visit now terminated has extended over a month, during which time good shooting has been enjoyed on his lordship's moors at Kyle, Cumnock.
PICTURE PUZZLE SOLUTIONS. £ 20,000 TO BE WON BY COM- PETITORS. SUGGESTED BY AN OXFORD MX This week we give more solutions of tba picture puzzles which are attracting so much attention. SMART NOVELS. 5, Salford; 6, Shoreham; 7, Bradford; ft, South Leigh. FORGET-ME-NOT. First Prize £500 and £ 130 in Other Awards. 193, Homer: 194, Howell; 195, Mark; 196. Lockhart; 197, Laura; 198, Cato. CHRISTIAN HERALD. 79, Charles; 80, Eunice; 81, Candace; 8% Barabbae; 85, Frank; 84, Adelaide. PEARSON'S WEEKLY, zC5 a week for Life and £ 1000 Cash down. 205, Camp Hill; 206, Pear Tree; 207, Extent 9P8. Worle; 209, Ferns Lock; 210, Star Cross. HOME CHiCLE & HEARTSEASE. First Prize -0300; £ 180 in Other Awards. 193, Huntingdon; 194, Windmill Hill; 196w Muff; 196, Predion; 197, Butcoinbe; 198, Seal. HOME CHAT. First Prize £ 500; JEno in Other Awards. 203. Outgate; 204, Kingsland; 205, 206, Park uute; 207, Whiteiicuse; 208, liatton. LONDON MAGAZINE. 63. Once More; 64, Cryptogram; 65, First Person isingniar; 66, The Circle of the Earth; 67, Six to Sixteen; 68, By itight of Sword. ANSWERS. First Prize of S1000 and £520 in Other Awards. 261, Elsey; 262, Bagshot; 263, Raybould; 264. Davy; 265, Girdlestone; 266, jiyatt; 267, 14 Holaen; 268, Swayne. THE GLEAM. 1, Bassett; 2, Masters; 3, Frye; 4, Towell; 5, Laurence; 6, Elliott; 7, Price; 8, Pringle; 9, Arthur; 10, Jacob; 11, Henderson; 12, Kichardd. THE CAPTAIN. 1, Fred; 2, Raymond; 3, Basil; 4, Emmanuel; 5, Manfred; 6. Matthew; 7, Reginald; 8, Noel; 9, Luke; 10, Vincent; 11, Adolphus; 12, Tra- lawney. PICTORIAL MAGAZINE. CHARACTERS FROM DICKENS. 1, Gamp; 2, Lowten; 3. Cobb; 4, Squeerfl; 5, Blimber; 6, Copperfield; 7. Fagrn; 8, Flasher; 9, Kutankumagen; 10, Bedwin; 11, Pot; 12, Orlick. 1, The Queen; 2. Duke of Norfolk; 3, The Pope; 4, Sir T. Lipton; 5, General Booth; 6, Mr. Austen Cliamberlain; 7, The Prince of Wales; 8, Sir E. Clarke; 9, Mr. Arthur Roberts; 10, President Loubet; 11, Plinca Edward of York; 12, Miss Hickman. The SUNDAY CIRCLE: First Prize S500 and JE50 in Other Awards. When Christ and His disciples were crossing the Lake of Galilee a fearful storm of wind arose. The waves poured into the vessel, and the disciples were greatly alarmed. Mean- time Jesus lay asfeep in the ship's stern. The disciples awoke Him. saying, "Carest Thou not that we perish?" Christ rose up and spoke to the elements, and there was a great calm. calm. WEEKLY TELEGRAPH. 145, Gorlestonj 146, Wells; 147, Grassington; 148. Woodhall Spa; 149, Bournemouth; 150, Burnham; 151, Worksop; 152. Seascale; 153, Malvern; 154, Port Erin; 155, Oxford; 156, Port St. Mary; 157, Giant's Causeway; 158. Morecambe; 159, Weymouth. Back numbers of the "Weekly Mail" can always be obtained from the publisher, at the Cardiff Office.
DEADLY DAMP HOUSES. THE RESULT OF A WET SEASON. The heavy rain-falls of the present year have caused dismay among householders generally, for damp has penetrated the walla of living and slesping looms to a consider- able extent, and the effect has been notice- able in the great increase of complaints fol- lowing colds and chills. These consequences frequently prove more than temporary. An instance is reported from Derby, on tho authority of the Derby Express," in which a man. living in a damp home, fe'l so ill that his life was despaired of, and for three years his health was affected. until, in fact, strength was restored by a course of Dr. Wil- liams' pink pills for pale people. Mr. Joha Cotton, who now lives in comfort at 27, Ked- leston-road, Derby, gave the following account of his experience of a damp house to the reporter: — Three years ago," he remarked, I took a house which I found was damp, especially the bedroom. After living there only a few weeks I began to feel the ill-cffects; I was sick, had no appetite, and turned against food, and felt so miserable and weak that I had to give up work for two months. At the end of the summer, being no better, I went to Scarborough, hoping the change would bene- fit me. But I became worse there, and re- turned home. I managed to resume work for a time. but then the crisis came. I had to take to my bed and call in a doctor, who said that I ha-d gastric ulcer, and that my heart was diseased. At this time I was quite un- a.ble to take solid food. Then my friends sent for a physician, who told my wife that I was almost bloodless, and that my case was hopeless. Another doc- tor said that he had never known so serious a case as mine. A second specialist was con- sulted. for the palpitation of the heart was very bad. Various treatments were tried for months, with some improvement at times, but in October, 1902, my health had quite broken again Then my brother persuadsd me to try Dr. Williams' pink pills for pale people; in fact, he bought me the first box, being eo convinced of their merits. After the third box was empty I could feel the pills had done me a lot of good." "In what way did you iiel a. change?" "The sickness left me. my appetite re- turned, and food nourished me. I could walk without distress, though when I was ill going upstairs made me quite breathless. Now I can run up. I certainiy attribute my present good health to Dr. Williams' .pink pills for pale people, for I have not felt so well a3 I do now for over three years." Damp, cold and windy weather lowers the vitality and induces ailments the system would otherwise overcome. Dr. Williams' pink pilis for pale people supply strength and enable the system to withstand the changes of our climate. In countless instances they have cured rheumatism, sciatica, general muscular weakness, all diseases arising from impoverishment of the blood, anaemia, eczema, rickets, consumption, decline," in- digestion, and palpitations. As a, nerve tonio they are unequalled, and have cured St. Vitus' dance, paralysis, locomotor ataxy, early decay, and ladies' ailments. Substitutes are worthless; refuse to accept them, and try brother shop. Any respectable dealer will supply the genuine pills if you ask for Dr. Williams' pink pills for pale people, but in case of difficulty send direct to Dr. Williams' medicine company. Holborn-viaduct, Londou, enclosing two and nine for one box, or thir- teen and nine fo" six boxes. With this safeguard at hand the effects of damp need not be feared. wll56
EISTEDDFOD AT TREDEGAR. A successful eisteddfod was held at Tre- degar in aid of the funds of Bethesda. Wes- leyan Church, Sirhowy. The adjudicators were:—Music, Mr. T. Davies, Ebbw Vale; literary, the Rev. T. Rees, Sirhowy; prize bags, Mrs. Smith and Mrs. T. Lewis, Sirhowy. Miss Nellie Rees, Sirhowy, was the accont panist. Chief awards :-Tenor solo, Mr. Evan Hughes, Tredegar; hymn tune, Mr. T. Jones: Sirhowy; baritone solo, Mr. D. Kendrick Tredegar; elegy. Mr. D. Williams, Sirhowy soprano solo, Miss Annie Jones, Nantygloi essay on "Freedom," Miss M. J. Jones, Sir- howy; bass eolo, Mr. W. Williams, Ebtfv Vale; contralto solo, divided between Mr., Adams, Abertillery, and Miss A. Thomas, Nantyglo; solo for girls, Miss lfaud Talbot.. Abertillery. Four parties competed in "The Soldiers' Chorus" for male voices, and the. prize was divided between Tredegar Choris- ters (Mr. W. Rees) and Tredegar Excelsiors (Mr. D. Jones). The chief choral competition for mixed voices, "Who is like unto the Lord" (T. Davies), attracted four choira, and a keen competition resulted in the prize being awarded to Picton-strect Congregational Choir, Tredegar (conductor, Mr. Evan Hughes). The choir received seventeen marks out of twenty. Songs were rendered in capi- tal style at intervals by Miss Hester Kimbell, R.A.M., London, and Mr. Watkin Moses, Ebbw Vale.
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