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TWILIGHT TALES. I FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. Wilfie's Rosebud. BY MADGE SCOTT. little people sat in a row on the garden- fcj e> It waa a tall, wooden railing, just the for littlefolks to sit on, and swing their though it is perhaps rather perilous in such PosItion to plunge both hands into one's .,tlaers pockets. jjSevenpence," said Harold at length, connting kj. ft threepenny-piece and four pennies, in the palm of his hand. ja*rold was ten, and promoted to sixpence a k** pocket-money. Just now he was saving up Ju'^omething, so he fished out his belongings a ■g* ruefully. had threepence. I had foarpence-halfpennv, bat I bought a n of cotton. Tom owes me a penny, too." 100 I never," said Tom, indignantly. And it's .ft d, when yon know I've only got one penny wNever mind then,dear," said motherly Elsie. (^ £ forget about the penny, shall we ? That £ Sf elevenpence." hi What about Wilfie ?" demanded Harold,look- I* across his sister at the youngest boy, sitting ltnl,de tbe rails with a torn sock and very .J^ty face. Wilfie reddened under the smuts. I haven't got nuffing," he confessed. "I 5 t join without any money, can I ?" "Course not, stupid," said Harold, sharply. i. Never mind, Wilfie darling," said Elsie, the |. Sorter. I'll lend you a penny of mine, and it will be all right." <h ^°>" said Harold, that's baby talk. He have spent his pocket-money, that's I>oor Wilfie," said Elsie, he gave it to the JS.y-gurdy man, 'cos he looked disappointed." i being the baby, only had a penny on lo 'd^y. He scrambled down from his perch and walked sturdily away, a brown hand in °ne pocket, and his torn sock dapping round ^*atched leg. He felt and looked very sad almost as sad as six-years-old can feel. 4 occasion was mamma's home-coming from I >^Qtnmer country over the sea where she had J e, for six months to get well, and the children Q decided to make her a beautiful surprise. A ncl was held accordingly. Result, eloven- in hand and an endless fund of suggestions. Wiige trudged thoughtfully away. He was too Jpsat a little boy to take advantage of Elsie's «!:?*• Still, he did think Harold wa3 a little bit JJ^nd. And then he stood in the middle of the •rubbing his short nose slowly up and down. 0 Yes, of course, there was his rose. Quite up, Wilfie set off in the direction of a ta j4 part of the gar(^en' wbere 118 bad a little jden of his own. j^Was quite a tiny garden in fact, there was Si nK in i' but one littls rose-bush in the ^dle, and on the rose-bush was a rose. K> was very proud of it. To begin with, it coming out much earlier than all the other in the garden. Then,you could see already i>ihL!t was going to be a very pretty one, ail &».*y-yellow, with deeper shades in the middle, thought it was the loveliest rose in the b I'll give you a d'ink,"said Wilfie to the rose, jj Went and fetched his watering-can, and filled at the tub. Perhaps it was rather a good for the rose, that Wilfie's waterings were divided between the »ir and his own socks shoes. Would be just right to-morrow, quite wide and smelling lovely. kj Won't she be pleased, said little Wilfie to Sffcelf, as after a last look at his favourite, he away, You might have let Wilfie join," said Elsie, 7*8tfullv. i» Oh, he doesn't mind, do you. Wilfie ?" said Co -rold, easily. He's only a kid. Say,you can to the shop after tea, if you like. We're '(nK to buy the present." No, fank you," said Wilfie, politely. It's rlgbt, I've got my present." The children trooped off to the village, wrang- 5* as they went. vj^lsie thought a japanned tea-tray would be 5 you can get the smallest size for eleven* ^Ice. Tom inclined to two china dogs, at fivepence jjpb. And then we could have a penn'orth of J^Qbcs." he suggested. He was very fond of 1 Harold got his own way, as usual. They re- eved with a pocket diary, bound in calf. Dirt ;he man called it. And it really was I because it was for last year, but the ijdren didn't notice that. in r°ld was very busy all evening printing the »JrCrjption in the front page. He wouldn't let 2bodv help. t.. 13-raorrow they say never comes but this (j/'&oirow did come at last, and oh, what a lot ^children thev looked as they jumped and clung shouted and danced around pretty, fragile "^ma, when she got out of the carriage. .And you may be sure she was just as delighted h any of them, and kissed and hugged and cried them as if she would never leave off. tai er ^ey were all in the house, and things Battled down a bit, there was some whisper- jR and beckoning.and Harold and Elsie proudly ,.°^hced the present, done up in brown paper, £ Mamma had to kiss them all round again, ^8'nning at the eldeit and going down to the *>gest ffot Wilfie had slipped away. i Where's Wilfie ?" asked Mamma, half an ,*}' later. u Please'm, Master Wilfie's in the garden. I j^Vd him crying there," said the maid, who was Jfjog the cloth. I.Inlluina jumped up. Could he have hurt him- ? she thought,as she hurried into the garden. Wilfie, Wilfie," she called. j Something between a sniff and a sob came beside her. There was Wilfie lying on his on his own little garden bed. i, arnma knelt down and touched his shoulder. What is the matter, my dear little boy ?" Oh, Mamma," sobbed Wilfie, my rose, my rose that I growed for a present, It's ail *,Jed oft in a heap, and I haven't got anyfing to *e you at all." rat was too true. The poor rose lay all in a heap, wet with Wilfie's tears. stooped down and gathered the poor ff-petals into her hand one by one. h Poor little Wilfie," she said, and kissed the ttle boy's bot wet face ever so many times. Come and we will put them in a book, so j, *t I can ]jeep them always. Your present is very nice, dear." j jSo Wilfie dried his eye3 again, and helpetf jT^toa to nut the poor, fragrant leaves between pages of her Bible, where she would see them vety often. And, would you believe it, a 8 very next day a nice, new rosebud came out » tree, and he is going to pluck it for n' rna as soon as ever it is old enough.
MOTOR-CYCLIST AND DOG. Discharges an Ammonia Pistol. 4. remarkablecbare against a motor-cyclist v5* brought before the Enfield magistrates on Sunday at the instance of the U.S.P.C.A. Mr IJ^derick Hamish Ray, au inspector of lights at Edison and Swan Electrical Works at te0ider's End, was in the daily habit of riding a nj'or-cycle between the works and his house at J^eshunt. He had been annoyed by an Irish *rier, which repeatedly sought to attack him passed, and learning that a pistol ir^rged with water or ammonia was an remedy in such circumstances he pur- Jy*8ed one, and the next time the dog rushed at he discharged a 50 per cent, ammonia, solu- at him. The clog's sight was destroyed, evidence was given that the animal^ suffered terrible agony that it bad to be killed. A mortem examination showed that the u^les behind the dog's eyes had been con- into knots. Ray said he had no inten- of hurting the animal, but he wanted to it a lesson, as it had caused a friend of his fall from his hojrse, while he himself had jj^6*al very narrow escapes. Ha had used ij. 0riR6r ammonia in his own eyes and on girls at the factory 'when they fainted. ie r the suggestion as to the ammonim in a cycling paper. And an abominably ^Qglish suggestion it is," exclaimed the firman. If the general cublic followed your and squirted ammonia into the eyes of J^tor-cyclists, who are a great nuisance and a ''anger, there would soon be an outcry. Yon iTr* be fined £ 0s and costs, or 21 days' hard t4°Qr' and if any further cases are bi«u?ht here °^enders will go to prison." The Chairman a hope that the R.S.P.C.A. would prose- the cycling paper for advocating cruelty and ft sellers of ammonia pistols for abetting it. excitement was manifested in the proceed- as the prosecution was the first of its kind, j, »as in the nature of a teat case. Action will w taken on a large number of con-plaints cb have been made to the society.
°Af*D!FF MAN FOUND DROWNED IN THE TOWY. body found in the estuary of the Towy on hi&y *>aB been identified as that of a youtig Darned Osmond, who for some time past, in fco £ a c°l0,r6d man, earned on a j Rrapher's business at the Quay,Carmarthen, the faouso in an agitated state about three R^° m'aus coat anc^ one shoe, and was of afterwards. Osmond is said to have Cardiff man, his mother having lived until ]Sr*|y in Windsor-road, Caidiff, A verdict of H drowned was returned at the ioqaest I. lilt.
Market Violets. People now want long stemaied flowers, hence it is needful to grow such as the Czar, Victoria Iiegina, or Luxonne. These all do well in a shady position. If the position seems too damp, then throw up beds 4ft. wide, making them higher with soil out of the alleys, on each side, 18in. wide. Have the ground for violets well cleaned, then give a good dressing of manure and a liberal dose of soot. Dig all in deeply, then either plant in rows 2ft. apart, or throw up into raised beds and plant in cross rows 20in. apart. Plant so soon as you can get the ground ready. Later, when you have good stocks and have pro- pagated your own plants from runners or by divi- sion, then plant in October or February. To have very early flowers the position should be a warm, sunny one. Keep the plants free from weens, and, after they have done bloomiug each year, give a top dressing of very short manure. Lime for Kitchen Garden. It is better to estimate the needs of a garden for arlime dressing per rod than per acre. If soil be very stiff and seems to have become sour, or has been dressed for many years with animal- manure without lime dressings, so that it has become manure sick, a bushel of lime per rod is none too much. If the soil be light and porous, then one bushel of lime should be spread over two rods of ground. The primary objects of a lime dressing are to destroy insect life, to sweeten sour soil, and furnish to the soil an ingredient which may be lacking, and in the case of over- manured soil it liberates much humus that has become, as it were, inert, and the lime dressing in such case is often more nutritive to crops becauee of this action than is a mere manure dressing. Put the lime fresh from the kiln down in heaps of a bushel now. Cover it over with 2in. or 3in. thick- ness of soil. It soon slakes. Then, when that is so, spread it with the soil guite equally about over the ground, and at once dig it in. Outdoor Garaen. Now that the ground is moist, weeds may be pulled out of the lawn, and when the worlt is finished a top dressing of 41b. per square rod of basic slag will be a great help. If lawns were top-dressed occasionally and the giass encouraged there would be fewer weeds. When the grass is impoverished the weeds-if weeds are permitted to grow- soon got the upper hand. A lawn should be cultivated if the grass is to become thick and capable of standing wear. This is an excellent time to lay down new lawns with turf. The ground should be dug over and freed from the roots of perennial weeds. If the lawn is intended for tennis or croquet, it should be made per. fectly level, and this respect no man, however experienced he may be, should trust to his eye, but a long straight-edge and a spirit level should be used, and stumps driven in at suitable dis- tances apart. This reallv saves time and better work will be done. The' long, oblong suburban gardens, surrounded by ugly wood fences or brick walls, might be made much more inter- esting if the fences were covered with shiubs and other things. Clumps of roses might be planted, interspersed with choice shrubs and hardy flowers. The centre might then be given up to tennis or croquot, if required. The grouping system offers mote opportunities for producing pleasing and artistic effects than indiscriminate mixtures. Get on with tha planting of spring flowers. Fruit Garden. Arrangements should be made for filling vacancies on walls or espaliers or cordons. No doubt a decision has been come to as regards any tree which is not worth keeping, and the tree can be cleared away and the soil, or at least some of it, changed to be in readiness for the young tree. As a rule, the propagation of fruit trees is best left to the nurseryman, though, when re-grafting has to be done, the gardener will do it. The nur- seryman has better facilities for procuring healthy stocks of the right kinds for apples, plums, and pears, and this is important, especially now more attention is being given to dwarfing stocks for apples or pears. Where trained fruit trees are grown [on walls or espaliers, a few young trees should always be comiug on so as to be ready to fill vacancies. Every young tree is the better for being moved three or four years after planting. It gives an opportunity for giving the roots a right direction and preparing the tree for bearing fruit. Koot-pruning is work which may be done now. Over-luxuriant trees on walls may have the extremities of the roots lifted where they are growing too freely and not bearing fruit. This is especially useful to greengage plums and other stone fruits. Figs aleo on walls will be much improved by root-litting, and, if they are not bearing freely, lay a bed of brick-rubble and lime sittings beneath them to keep the roots oat of the subsoil. Celery ard Moisture. When celery for autumn and wiulrr use is moulded up when dry, bolting occurs. Large, growing forms of celery are worse in this respect than the medium growers. Now is a good time to apply moisture if needed and some liquid-manure to the plants for late autumn and winter use. If plenty of moisture is given now there will be less bolting and the growth will be much firmer. The value of liquid-manure from the cow-yard during this mouthclIonnot be overestimated. This may be given mixed with water to save time, or it may be poured into the trenches in a pure state and a man follow with the hose and flood the trenches afterwards. Those who cannot give liquid manure would do well to apply a dressing of salt previous to watering. Soot is also a good fer- tiliser, and should be applied where slugs abound. One of the beet stimulants at this season is fish- mannre. The effect is very marked if a little is applied every two or three weeks, well washing it into the soil and giving a final dressing before earthing up. In all cases dryness at the root previous to earthing up should be guarded against indeed, it is best to err on the safe side and to give a heavy soaking, especially on light soils. On the other hand, late celery does not require so much manure in the trenches as early celery, hence the necessity of more moisture, as, if given too much manure, it does not stand severe weather like plants grown more sturdy and of firmer texture. Early Autumn Giant Cauliflower. In the new strain of autumn giant cauliflower there is certainly a great gain. and far more satis- faction is.obtained in late summer when plants from an early sowing develop their large pure white heads, says a writer in Gardening Illustrated." Whether this new and desirable cauliflower is the outcome ot a specially selected early-maturing stock, or a race evolved by cross- ing with the original autumn giant with an earlier summer sort, we are not told, but the Early Giant is one that should be found in every garden where cauliflowers are grown. By sowing in autumn and wintering in frames, or under a warm, sheltered wall outdoors, it would poasiblv supersede some of the ordinary summer varieties which are often of doubtful value. I was able to cut full grown beads bythe end of August from an ontdoor sowing made at the end of Feb. ruary. This could have been hastened by sow- ing under glass the same month and forwarding in boxes or pots for early planting. The earliest cauliflowers planted out from boxes almost invariably get overtaken at some period of their progress by a frost, which is certain to retard them. A good form of protection when newly planted is an inverted flower-Dot of a size that will allow the plants room without breaking the leaves. HINTS TO AMATEURS. The usual forcing roots, such as seakale, rhubarb, and asparagus, are rather later in ripen- ing this season, and it is better to let the crowns have a little time to rest and ripen thoroughly before forcing begins. In many gardens where there is a good-sized mushroom-house seakale and rhubarb are usually forced there. Of course, where these things are forced, the atmosphere muse be pure or the flavour may be spoilt. If mushroom manure is prepared in the house the ammonia arising therefrom will give the sea- kale and rhubarb a disagreeable earthy flavour but, to avoid this, all manure for mushroom-beds should be turned and prepared in an open shed near. Many gardeners now mix a proportion of earth with the manure for mushroom-beds to shorten the time for fermentation. The earth absorbs the ammoniacal gases given off by the manure, and such beds when well put together generally do well, and are in) every :way more economical and satisfactory, A space can be left for seakale, and the other spaces filled with mushroom-beds. The beds made now will begin bearing in about six weeks, and will continue under favourable conditions for several months. Cauliflowers and broccoli turning in should be watched now, as a very few degrees of frost will spoil all the hearts exposed. If the leaves are broken or tied over the hearts the frost may not injure them, bat no time should lost, when the signs of frost appear, in lifting the plants with balls and placing them in safety.
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A HEBREW WOOING. I Amusing Case at Llanelly. At the Llanelly County Court on Tuesday Judge Bishop heard a peculiar story of Hebrew love-making. David Armstrong, Handel House, Cowell-street. Llanelly, sued Gertie Lyons, Old Castle-road, Llanelly, for return of S9 said to have been entrusted to her kaeving. Mr D. R. Edmunds appeared for plaintiff, and Mr T. A. Ludford fof defendant. Mr Edmunds said that in September of last year plaintiff met defendant, was smitten by her charms, and ultimately caused the local rabbi, whose duties included the bringing about of alli- ances of this kind, to be an intermediary between them. In the result the glad news was communi- cated to plaintiff that she looked favourably upon him as a possible sweetheart. (Laughter.) Subsequently there were frequent meetings be- tween plaintiff and defendant, and he was in- vited to defendant's house. She consented to the marriage, and the Rev. Lipmann (the rabbi) was to come to defendant's house on February 14th, when the formal engagement was to take place. During the following week the young lady sug- gested to plaintiff that he should make her a weekly payment until they were married, with a view to furnishing a house. The sum of 10s a week was decided upon, and the first payment was made on the 23rd February, and he continued to pay her regularly until the 23rd June. On Monday, 22nd June, plaintiff having no chanse, did not pay her, but he went to her house on the following day with the intention of doing so. Mrs Lyons, the defendant's mother, then gave him to understand that the engagement was broken off. Wheu Armstrong was courting he made her several presents, but these did not form any part of the claim. Armstrong did not make a note of the payments, I but this showed he had no lack of confidence in her. It was quite certain that the payments were made from February to June, and that she broke the engagement off without a word of warning or excuse, If the case weie reversed no doubt it would be a strong case of breach of promise. David Armstrong, the plaintiff, gave evidence bearing out his solicitor's statement. Mr Edmunds The condition on which you gave her the money is not fulfilled ? His Honour What is the condition ? Mr Edmunds The money did not go to fill a house with furniture. His Honour It was a breach of contract on behalf of defendant. Can't they get married yet ? (Laughter.) Mr Ludford I am afraid not, your Honour. (Laughter.) His Honour They might come to terms. Mr Ludford (cross-examining plaintiff) After you heard this by Mrs Lyons you banged the case into court. Is that the way you do your court ing? (Laughtcr.) Witness gave no answer. Is this the first time for you to be engaged ?— Yes. And how old are you ?-I am 35. (Laughter.) Are you willing to marry Gertie ? (Laughter.) —No. (Loud laughter.) His Honour Why ? Witness: Because she has broken off the engagement. His Honour She has not broken off the engagement. How do you say the engagement is broken ?—We went for a walk one night, and I asked her What about the registry ?" (Laugh- ter.) She replied, I don't know. I will ask mamma." (Loud laughter,) I did not want any mora n,hnn £ it- Mr Ludford You are fond of Gertie ?—I was at the time, or I would never have paid her this money. at the time, or I would never have paid her this money. And all your love has gone now ?—Yes. And your life is not blighted? You will be all right again I suppose when you get this a ? No answer. When the ring was given back to you did you say anything about the 19 ?—I did. To whom ?-To both of them, and Mrs Lyons said, Gertie is going to London for a situation, and as soon as she will earn money she will send instalments of the jE9 back." Do you know that Gertie is prepared to swear that she did not have any 10s a week deposits from you ?-I don't think she can do that, I put it to you that you bring this action on as a spite ?-Ob, no. Gertie Lyons, the'defendant, then went into the box and said the engagement was broken off on the 29th June by her mother. Defendant con- sented because she had had quite enough of him by that time. Mr Ludford You heard what the plaintiff said, that you asked her to deposit 10s a week for the purpose of buying furniture. Is that true ? —It is a falsehood. I Did he give you money at all for buying furni- ture ?-I never received a penny from him for that purpose. Cross-examined by Mr Edmunds Did you ever have money from him at all ?—Yes. I bad one 10s, but it was not a deposit. What did you have this 10s for ?—He gave me a dress pin, together with 10s for a dress. You found out that he waa not quite so well off as you thought he was ?-He had misrepre- sented himself, certainly. Mr Ludford Did plaintiii, when he was handed back the ring, ask for the X9 which he alleged he deposited with you ? Witnegs No. It is quite false, sir. He did not say a word about 19 at all. His Honour Did he ask for any money to be returned to him ? Witness: He went to the other room, and came out afterwards, and said that the presents be had given me amounted to R8, and he wanted that money back. The engagement ring, value S4 15s, was returned to him, That ring he had bought from my brother in Swansea, and he was allowed to return it. Mr Edmunds said he had a list of presents valued at JE7 16s lid and the ring, without counting the JE9 claimed. Mrs Lyons, defendant's mother, gave evidence denying that plaintiff in her presence asked Gertie to return the £ 9 he had given her. His Honour said that one side or tbe other had committed perjury. It was imrobable that plaintiff should give the youug lady a deposit, and he gave judgment for defendant.
WANTED-MORE BABIES. In recent years so many gloomy predictions have been made concerning the decline in the birth rate in Great Britain, that it is quite re- freshing to find that John Bull has still left a remnant of sturdy sous and daughters possess- ing the faculty of perpetuating their species in a degree not one whit less than the most prolific of their ancestors. To the Lincolnshire Agricultural Society we are indebted for this inspiriting discovery. At their annuil exhibition held recently in Lincoln, prizes were offered to the labourers who had brought up and placed out the greatest number of children. The first prize was awarded to Thomas Hought, of Tealby, Markat Rasen, with a record of 19 chil- dren born, 17 brought up, and 12 placed out. Other competitors had families of 16,15, 14, 13, and 12, there being altogether ten entries for the prizes offered. That large families, such as these, should still be common in rural districts, at a time when the birth rate is steadily declining in the great centres of industry and commerce, is but another proof of the damaging effect of city life and air upon the national health and vitality. One eminent authority declares that of persons city born and bred, who have attained the age of 30 years, not more than one in eyerv ten is free from indigestion in one or other of its varied forms. When we consider how the body is starved and poisoned, and the vital functions impaired by this scourge of modem life, we cannot be sur- prised at any shrinkage in the birth rate or deterioration in the national physique. To stop this xuinous loss of vitality and restore the national stomach to its former efficiency is an object worthy the support of every true patriot. Fortunately no time need be lost in experiments. In Mother Seigel's Syrup we have, at hand, a digestive tonic that exerts a curative and stimulating influence upon the debilitated organs of digestion, which fully justifies the position it has held fcr 35 years as the national remedy for indigestion. To tens of thousands of tortured dyspeptics it has brought comfort, health, and renewed vitality. One of them-Mr W. Nicholls, of Whitehall-mansions, Archway-road. Holloway, N., says At one time everything T ate, and especially the things that I most relished, seemed specially designed for my torture. After every meal the pain and discomfort in my body and sense of fulness and oppression at the chest were most distressing and wearisome. Coupled with this were constant retching and the frequent vomiting of an acid fluid. It didn't much matter wha.t or how little I ate, my stomach seemed utterly unequal to its task, and I suffered in con- sequence. Thongh I regulated my diet and tried all manner of medicines. I gained no permanent relief until I had recourse to Mother Seigel's Syrup, and that went right to the root of the malady. In a very short time, under its influence I oould eat whatever was set before me without fear of pain or distress, and felt brighter and more buoyant than I had done for months. Ifiby any chaince, anything that I tat disagrees with me a few doses of Seigel's Syrup invariably put mo right again. As a digestive tonic I consider it has no equal, and my own experience and observation justify me in strongly recommending it to all who are cursed with indigestion or. a weak stomach." Abounding vitality and buoyant healthfulness such as follow the use of this tonic of fruits, roota, and herbs, are the surest antidotes to dwindling birth rates and national decay.
BRIDGEND WATER SUPPLY. Provision of Filter Beds. At a meeting of Bridgend Council on Tuesday Mr E.Preece, junior, presiding,the Local Govern- ment Board's report on the liability of the Water supply to pollution was again considered. Mr P. J.Thomas reported that he and Mr George Bevan, chairman, had waited upon the chairman of directors and the secretary of the Water Com- pany and were assured that the company were purchasing land for the provision of filter beds and the purchase would be completed in a week or nine days. In the meantime the company were taking every precaution recommended by Dr. Bulstrode to prevent the pollution of the Schwyll Spring by surface washings. The filter beds would cost about ,£6,000 and would be ready about next June. .iL_-
At a meeting of the Llantarnam School Board, held last night at Cwmbran, the Rev. W. E. Robinson presiding, the Clerk reported an adverse balance of S254 28 lid. The estimated income for the coming half-year was reported to be £ 873 14s 8d and the expenditure £ 1,149. It was recommended and agreed that a precept for EM be issued, which would nmtwd liability and leave a balance in, band whonA.bqtmob"l VM banfled «yer to thQ pewwtboritj. .I
LLANELLY NEW DOCK. THE QUESTION OF "NOTICE TO TREAT." Mr D. Randell Defends His Position. A public meeting, 'called by petition, was held in Zion Chapel, Llanelly, on Tuesday night to hear an address by Mr D. Randell, solicitor to the Urban District Council and Harbour Com- missioners, in defence of his professional reputa- tion in connection with the omission to give notice to treat to Messrs Waddell and the Mynydd Mawr Railway Company as to land re- quired for the new dock. Mr Wm. Roberts pre- sided over a large audience. Mr Randell, in the course of a long speech vindicating his reputa- tion, said that at a public meeting in January, 1901, in his absence, he was charged with having neglected to give notice to t"eat in bis capacity as solicitor to the Commissioners. lis accusers might under the circumstances have been more magnanimous, as at the time of the attack he was lying ill. Since then all his attempts to bring the accusation to the touchstone of inquiry had failed. It was true he had submitted his report on the matter, but it was not considered, and he, as a Llanelly man, very readily allowed his private affairs to be subordinated to the public interest, and so far he had said nothing. Now that the writ of the Bank of England had been made known, however, he saw no reason why he should not give them all the information he had. The time had come when it was necessary that he should make his defence. Since the charges were made he had been subjected to obloquy and ill will, and was told a short time ago he was the best-abused man in the town. Veracity was, in his opinion, a primary requirement for public representatives.. When a watch went wrong the owner was to be blamed, but when the town clock was out of order it misled the whole public, He could understand the feeling of hostility that pre- vailed in certain quarters, but notwithstanding all he harboured no ill feeling against anyone. He had, he continued, a copy of the South Wales Daily News" of January 9, 1901, before him, which contained a summary report of the public meeting referred to, and it came to this- that the chairman of the Harbour Commis- sioners at the time, Mr E. Trubshaw, uced words which by implication conveyed a charge of neglect on his part as to the omission to give notice to treat, and he under- stood that Mr Trubshaw spoke on his own behalf and on behalf of the Parliamentary Committee, The town clerk was on the platform at the time, but tbe-statement was not contradicted. That statement, but for the fact that he was well esteemed by reason of his past life, would have caused him irreparable injury. Mr Randell then gave full details of the position at the time referred to, and denied that he was in any way responsible for the omission, and he would ask Mr Trubahaw if he now desired to suggest that he (Mr Randell) had in any way been guilty of neglect or breach, or failure in his duty as solicitor in connection with the matter. When the public meeting in January of 1901 was held it was considered necessary to have a scapegoat and they found it convenient to go to the desert and lay their faults upon him. He had come back from the dreary sands—probably to the disquietude of some gentlemen. Referring to the Harbour Bill of 1901, he said it was an unfortunate piece of legislation, and had embar- rassed them. He saw no reason, he proceeded, why they should not adopt the award in the arbitration, and when they had done the neces- sary dredging they should open the dock. The proceedings concluded with a vote of thanks to Mr Randell for his explanation. An Alternative Scheme. The six gentlemen appointed by the Llanelly Chamber of Commerce to confer with a com- mittee of the Harbour Commissioners to promote a Bill in the forthcoming Session of Parliament for the solution of the dock problem are Messrs W. W. Brodie, G. F. Blake, W. Bo wen, Beau- mont Thomas, D. C. Parry, and W. David. The promotion committee met on Wednesday night to draft a scheme. The proposal is to borrow £ 30,000, and to apply for a rate not ex- ceeding 6d in the E. It is stated that the authors of the proposal already recognise its futility, and an alternative scheme has been suggested. In order to satisfy the Bank of England and to induce them to withdraw the writ, it is contended, a Bill should be promoted giving an additional shilling security, without increasing the borrow- ing powers of the Commissioners. The security would then be ample to float the dock loan at a low rate of interest. Advantage should be taken of the promotion of a Bill to ask Parliament to adjust the differences between the Com- missioners and the Mynydd Mawr Co., to create a Harbour Trust, and to empower the Trust to levy ship dues. A tI"W"
STOP-DAY LITIGATION. Proposed Round Table Conference. Matters in connection with the stop-day litigation are proceeding much more rapidly than seemed likely a few days ago. It is now not improbable that a sort of round table con- ference will be held, at which both plaintiffs and defendants in the suits will be represented. To this, it is understood, the consent of plaintiffs only is required. As was intimated in these columns on Tuesday the object of such a con- ference is to ascertain if possible a means of dealing with the assessment of damages ques- tion without having recourse to Mr Justice Bigham or an official referee, who would have to deal individually with each of the 238 collieries in respect to which damage is alleged. Once the two sides be got together it is of course quite possible that other matters in connection with the case may be discussed.
LIVE RABBITS IN TRANSIT. Cruelty Charge at Caerphilly. Thomas Llewellyn, of Tymawr Farm, Llan- ishen, and a servant named John Richards were summoned on Tuesday at Caerphilly for causing unnecessary suffering to eight rabbits whilst in captivity. Sergeant Angus said he saw a sack on the platform at the railway station, which con- tained seven live rabbits and one dead. He subse- quently saw Llewellyn, who told witness that he had instructed Richards to despatch the live rabbits. They were carried across the shoulder by Richards for two miles to the Llanishen Station. They were consigned to Mr Thomas Rees, butcher, Caerphilly. Mr Morris, stationmaster at Llanishen, deposed to forwarding the bag and its contents from the station. It had been there about 20 minutes. Defendant ijlewellyn said he did not think there was any cruelty in sending rabbits away in sacks. It was a general method amongst keepers. Llewellyn was fined 40s and costs, and Richards 10s and costs.
HISTORY OF THE WELSH BIBLE Important Proposal. Mr John Ballinger (librarian) made an impor- tant suggestion to the Library Committee, pre- sided over by Alderman Trounce on Tuesday evening. In view of the celebration next year of the centenary of the British and Foreign Bible Society Mr Billinger suggested that an exhibition be made at the Library next year of all the editions of the Walsh Bible. He proposed filso to issue a hand- book giving chronological and literary data con- cerning them. He had already consulted Sir John Williams, the Principal of Lampeter, Mr Nichol, of Merthyr Mawr, and the secretaries of the British and Foreign Society, and they were all enthusiastic in favour of the proposal. The committee also heartily approved of it, and sanction was given to Mr Ballinger to carry out his idea.
MR KEIR HARDIE'S ILLNESS. The King's Sympathy. Sir Thomas Barlow again visited Mr Reir Hardie on Tuesday, and declared himself satisfied with the hon. member's progress. He read to Mr Keir Hardie a letter he had received flom the King to the effect that his Majesty having undergone an operation for appendicitis, he had a fellow-feeling for all who had to endure similar suffering. The King asked for a report as to Mr Keir Hardie's condition, and hoped the patient was progressing favourably. The insomnia from which Mr Keir Hardie is suffering is said to be quite a usual thing after an operation for appendicitis, and not too great importance is to be attached to it.
LORD KELVIN AT CARDIFF. The Council of the South Wales Institute of Engineers has summoned a special meeting of the institute, to be held on the 12th proximo at 9.30 p.m. in order to formally admit to its membership the Right Bon. Lord Kelvin, C.C.V.O., the famous scientist. Lords Windsor and Tredegar are expected to be present, as well as Sir William Thomas Lewis, a former presi- dent, a gentleman to whom the institute is substantially indebted for the active interest which he has shown in its affairs extending over a long period. Having signed the roll-book, Lord "Kelvin will deliver his address. The pro- ceedings will be under the presidency of Mr T, Hurry Riches, M.Inst.C.E.
TYPHOID AT BARRY. Aocident Hospital for Isolation. Two cases of typhoid fever have been dis- covered on board the French steamer Boileau, belonging to Messrs Gueret and Co., at Barry Dock. The men attacked are seamen, and have been removed by the port sanitary officers to the Accident Hospital, a room in which is being used for isolation.
DEATH Of A BRIDGEND DEFENDANT' Mrs Rhoda Brooks, licensee of the Cross Keys, Bridgend, was summoned at the Bridgend Police Court on Saturday tor permitting drunkenness on her licensed premises. The defence was that she was suffering from softening of the brain, and was not responsible for her actions. The came was therefore adjourned for a week for the attendance of a. medical witness. On Tuesday, however, Mrs Brooks died.
PIT SINKERS INJURED. Five men were seriously injured on Friday by aa explosion in a new pit being sank by the Wigan Coal anft Iron Company, at Mwrtpn, near Wodbioni"
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ST. MICHAELS COLLEGE, ABERDARE. Proposed Transfer to Llandaff. At the Council meeting of the above College on Tuesday, held at the Palace, Llandaff, the Bishop of the Ciocese presiding, it was unani- mously resolved to accept the offer made by Mr De Winton of a site of two acres of ground at LIFindaff. and it was further resolved to erect a building on the same site suitable for the Col- lege. A committee was appointed to go into details and to report to the Council, the Arch- deacon of Llandaff, the warden, and Messrs C. Gregorie, R. Llewellyn, and W. S. De Winton forming the committee. The Bishop of Llandaff has given 41,000 towards the £ 20,000 which we understand it will be necessary to raise for the completion of the scheme. The warden of the College (Rev. H. R. Johnson) has been obliged to resign the Canonry of Warthacwm, held by him for the last seven years in tha cathedral, as he finds it impossible to combine the two offices with justice to the College and the Cathedral.
A MOUNTAIN OUTRAGE. Gross Assault on an Old Woman. At Tredegar on Tuesday Joseph White (33), la- bourer, Ebbw Vale, was charged with committing an aggravated assault upon iuargaret Thomas, au old woman 64 years of age. on the mountain between Ebbw Vale and Tredegar on the 24th inst. The woman, who said she was nearly blind, alleged that when crossing the mountain on Saturday nigbt, about 7 o'clock, she met prisoner and asked him if sne was on the right road to Tredegar. He replied that she was, and said he would show her the way. He made an improper suggestion to her and she repelled him. He then took hold of her and dragged her off the road and attempted to outrage her. When she screamed prisoner told her he would murder her and throw her body into the quarry. She was nearly exhausted when some men came up and rescued her. William Craven, travelling draper, said he heard shouts of Murder and went to the snot. He saw the nrisoner hold- ing the old woman to the ground by the throat. Other men came up just then. The woman's clothes were disarranged and covered with mud. There was blood on her face. Prisoner ran away. P.C. Howells arrested prisoner at Ebbw Vale. He denied the assault, and said he only picked the woman up, when some men came up. Prisoner was sentenced to six months' hard labour.
CILFYNYDD COLLIER'S DEATH. Excessive Drinking. On Wednesday, at the Cilfynydd Police Station, an inquiry was held by the Coroner (Mr E. B. Reece) into the circumstances attending the death of Thomas Thomas (37), collier, who died suddenly on Monday night at his lodgings in Wood-street. Two of his fellow-lodgers said deceased did not work on Monday, and that he had several drinks in a local public-house that night. They assisted him home, and whilst supper was being prepared deceased sat on a box, leaning against the wall. Almost immediately it was seen that something was wrong with him, and the doctor was sent for, but before he arrived death had taken Dlace. The landlady said that deceased was brought home very drunk. He went out on Sunday afternoon and did not return until Monday afternoon. lIe did not tell her where he had been, but said be had walked 18 miles back. Dr. Ashton attributed death to failure of the heart, accelerated by excessive drinking. Verdict accordingly.
ALLEGED HABITUAL DRUNKENNESS. I Swansea Application Refused. At Swansea Police Court on Tuesday Elizabeth I Hannah Ley, of 9, Hod-street, was summoned to show cause why her husband, Edward John Ley, should not be granted a separation order on the ground of her habitual drunkenness. The appJi, cant said he had been married 16 years, and had five children. His wife had been drinking during the past 12 months, was frequently help- less in consequence, and was then unable to look after herself or her children. She also ill-treated the children. Two constables and a neighbour were heard in support, but the Bench decided that the evidence was insufficient to admit of the order being made, but they warned Mrs Ley as to her future conduct.
On Saturday afternoon the funeral of George Wavne, Cwmtillery, who died on Wednesday, took place. Although the weather was wet and stormy, a great number of people attended. Prominent in the Drocession were about 70 members of the Abertillery Crusaders Football Club. of which deceased was a promising member. The Crusaders. all wearing white gloves, headed thecortege to Blaenau Gwent Cemetery, where the interact ^took plpge, Rev, officiating.
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ON ITS WAY TO CARDIFF. Child Falls from an Express On Tuesday morning, just after the express from Portsmouth and Southampton had pissed through Limpley Stoke Station, about 11.15 a. child named Percy Smith, about five years of ago, in charge of his aunt, who, it is understood, was journeying from Southampton to Cardiff, fell from one of the carriages. The doors of the L. and S.W. Railway carriages can be opened from the inside as well as the outside, and it is supposed that the child must have been and it is supposed that the child must have been playing with the handle, and so opened the door. He fell head first on to the ballast, and lay close to the up line metals. A fast train from Bath to Trowbridge was approaching, and the driver gave signals at the station as to the child being on the line. A ganger and porter consequently proceeded down the line about 200 yards and picked'the child up, and he was attended by Dr. Allen, who was sent for from the Hydro, and then removed by the next train to Bath, where he was admitted to the Royal United Hospital, suffcrnrr from injuries to the head.
A CARDIFF DOCK MYSTE Y. On Wednesday the body of a man was found floating in the West Dock by Dosk-constafcle Harding, and was removed to the Bute-street Mortuary. It was in a highlv decomposed state, and apparently had been in the water nine or 10 days. From papers found on the body, it seems that the deceased's name was Patrick Xiely, and that he belonged to Dungarvan, county Water- ford, Ireland. Among the papers was also a letter addressed to Kiely by a Miss Ellie Murphy, also of Dungarvan, and a discharge book, from which it appears that Kiely was dis charged from the s.s. Ramseyon August 3rd last. Neither the docks police nor the borough police have received anv intimation of the disappear- ance of the man. and the circumstances under which he met his death are shrouded in mystery.
On Tuesday afternoon Mary Stone (19), resid- ing at 69, Hewell-strest, Cardiff, machinist at the Rope Works, received such serious injury to her arm as to necessitate its being amputated on borr^wvY&V
PUBLIC WORKS AT BARRY. Barry Public Works Committee, which met on Tuesday under the presidency ot Councillor J. H. Jose, decided to accept the tender of Mr H. Bingham, Barry, for private improvement works at Romilly-road. Sketch plans for the proposed smallpox hospital were approved. The surveyor reported upon the best means of preventing the flooding of the low-lying portion of Thompson- street, and it was decided to recommend the construction of a brick sewer at a cost of SM.
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