Obituary. MR WALTER RICE EVANS. Popular County Gentleman's Demise. Mr Walter Rico Evans, a former High Sheriff Glamorgan, died at his residence, Eagles- Neath, shortly after 11 a.m. on Wed- ~esday. Deceased was 45 years of age, and leaves a widow and six children. He was taken whilst practising on the Neath cricket Rfoiind three weeks ago, and complained of Severe dizziness. He became gradually worse, his complaint was subsequently diagnosed Ptomaine poisoning, which, it is believed, ▼as brought on through eating of pork pie at «Waasea. Complications set in and it was ^a^er that he was suffering from an alp-ute attack of inflammation of the kidneys. j'uriug the last few days there had been little of his recovery, and Dr. J. W. Thomas, family physician, had been in constant The Late Mr W. RICE EVANS. (Photo, by Moseley, Neath.) ^he funeral has been fixed for Saturday at rj?011' the interment to take place at Llantwit of ^f('h- The arrangements are in the hands Messrs Ben. Evans and Co., Swansea. f he deceased gentleman had a long pedigree, a ln8 °f princely descent and tracing his n. as far back as Iestyn, son of Gwrgan, f Glam a Pa*2f t Prince of Glamorgan. For centuries members of the family have taken a pro- part in the administrative affairs of the The deceased followed in the paths haJ?1? ancestors. many of whom, like himself, "een sheriffs of Glamorgan. The first of j, family to occupy that position was David t)p aris' °f Neath, in i-he year 1562, who also re- of^ted the county in the first Parliament *4ueen Mary in the year 1553. Lj r Walter Rice Evans was the son of the te e Mr Edward Evans, the owner of the Rlesbush estate. Ho married Miss Sarah ^5? Morgan, a Bridgend lady, who together h several young children survive. Deceased hoU active participant in all local affairs, tiop many and varied offices. He was a jus- the peace for the county, High Sheriff in ■' member of the Neath Rural District and Board of Guardians, and he also at CV° 010 held a seat in the Glamorgan County v°Uucil. was an old Welsh International Rugby ^aUer and played against Scotland in 1890 w, 1891 and against England in 1891- In his Cpj ?S?er days he regularly assisted the local ■, and football teams. In fact, it was jTUst practising on the cricket field that the symptoms of his fatal illness appeared. He ,a prominent Churchman, and was the £ v_ -'n of Llantwit Church. He had not, how- pa Kientififjd himself with either political u' deceased was universally popular, and held in the highest esteem. Expression of Sympathy. Tira meeting of Neath Rural District Council ^Wednesday Mr W. Howell, J.P., chairman, j £ *>Ved That the members of this Council of e heard with profound regret of the death OQP esteemed colleague, Mr Walter Rice gratis, whose presence at our meetings will be missed, and whose loss will be deplored 'he whole community. The Council desires ^^xtend to Mrs Evans and family their heart- Uj Sympathy with them in their sad bereave- Ht." The Chairman said that Mr Evans was °f the most genial, warm-hearted, and J pe friends that ever breathed. Mr W. Jones, g/ •» seconded the motion, which, having been j»jPPprted by Mr E. Law and Alderman E. S. ^ps, was carried.
BRECON COUNTY CLERK. lWr Thomas, clerk ofthe peace for jv/^Qshire, died at his residence, Sennybank, •fcT^on, on Wednesday morning, aged 58. Mr j^tQas, who was Viscount Tredegar's chief JT^conshire estate agent, on Timrsday last— visiting his Lordship's farms in the The Late Mr EDGAR THOMAS. „ (P. B. Abery, Brecon.) — -— district of Ystradgynlais—met with an the mounting his pony. The girth of the o-f, e broke, and he was precipitated to the He was able to travel home after 8opj(T^Cl(ient, and did not apprehend anything Ilees but later, on being examined by Dr. I found that he had fractured his 188^ ^onaas had been clerk of the peace since 8iHc4 f ^he Rreconshire County Council 'nception of that body in 188&,and for tlgu years solicitor for Breconshire for the fh Board of Conservators. He t>avi i my°nngest son of the late Alderman tote h i 'lomaB> solicitor, of Brecon, and there- ^?'°nged to one of the oldest Breconshire Radnorshire families, the Thomas's of telt at Radnorshire. Deepest sympathy is Gfyv Brer.on with deceased's only son, Mr t Thomas. jj The Inquest. Thomas, coroner, on Wednesday I conducted an incjuest into the cir- ^hit Ces of the death. Mr C. J. E. Large. Jhfi d ec^ and surveyor, said he accompanied e??ased to Ystradgynlais on Thursday noticed deceased, who was j Von7> ree* 'n h's saddle and fall to the Oec d °n his side, but apparently not heavily. N^Sed. said, There must be something I ^^h this saddle," and witness put his 'Inder the girths and found them slack. th'r^'S been tightened, deceased got hvnjj^ poiiy again, but after riding three or four ed yards got off and walked on to the *Jesg tif wyn Arms Hotel. He then told wit- 6Cen he thought he had broken a rib. tf^^sed afterwards travelled to Brecon by Rees said deceased ssnt for I -Friday morning last, and he found him <H<} jfrom a fractui-ed rib. The patient well till Sunday evening, when com- *Stl11]k3.ns 'n- The jury found that death from injuries accidentally received, by falling off his pony. On the proposi- the foreman of the jury (Mr George ^*8 -'d), a vote of condolence and sympathy l*ho»v,'5assed with deceased son, Mr Gilbert °ias. IPL Mr Herdman, Bridgend. ll e death is announced of Mr John Herd- I 1'1I.Q' "ridgend, mineral agent to the Dun- W <jS^a^e ^ov the past 40 years,which occurred edhesday, at the age of 74. Mr Herdman I Bridgend from Newcaste-on-Tvne V i QP his position on the Dunraven -estate, I *leipL ,e was held in the highest respect in the ^^hourhood. Veteran Swansea Schoolmaster. death occuired on Tuesday morning at ^o'lw^fryd, near Swansea, of Mr Thomas one of the best known schoolmasters Mr Roberts was a prominent c°Hvifty in Swansea life—a man of strong charaf^,ons and considerable strength of i^Qrkalfr" B°rn at Cwmbwrla he staa-ted $Ubse *he age of nine as a doorboy in a colliery. queudv he decided to enter the teaching IrAtf J( Salon. and took charge of a village school Jpojf Hill. Obtaining his certificate he gl beadmastership at Cadle School, and was given chaise of Brynhyfryd f tVij/'a position he held till last August, his residence at Brynhyfryd he took a Part in all movements having for °oject the advancement of his fellow- was a keen Liberal, a prominent •Ocal v,°r the N.U.T. and treasurer of the wfy e0vfnC^l' a rePre8entative of the elemen- (■^s teachers4on the University Court of t0*^ a deacon of the Siloh Congrega- I? tH ^urch. He was the prime mover erection of the new English t i'a °rlal Church at Manselton. f.( 'ar?c'y due to him that Mr Ben Davies, ^■0(1 c^°*s tenor, got his start in life, for he ^ide(j ,f.,ra organised the concert which pro- Cessfu| funds that started him on his suc- >liU' career and enabled him to prosecute his kis retirement last August he went *ls0 r,„ z.er'anci the benefit of his health and Mw,,a long visit to Llandrindod—a place lls ^ace was one the most familiar, for xp, n°^ Missed a summer vacation there for C^ildi-r.1^eat'3' -^e teavejp a .widow and five l'tI luncral takes place on Saturday at the C Y Cemetery.
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I MARRIAGE OF THE DAUGHTER OF CANON BUCKLEY. I THE BRIDE AND BRIDEGROOM.—(Photo by A. and G. Taylor.)
WELSH LIBRARIAN HONOURED. I "I The medallion portrait of Mr John BaUinger, unveiled at the Cardiff Library on Wednesday. (" S.W.D.N." Photo.)
FROLICS OF A CARMARTHEN SHEEP. I This picture represents a lamb on the roof of a shop in Nott-square, Carmar- then. The lamb had strayed from a flock of sheep belonging to Mr Morris, Minke. Llangendeirne, and having got into the Old Castle grounds leapf from boulder to boulder until it reached the high wall leading to the business estab- lishments, which hide from view the County Police Station and the old keep ruins. If the lamb had had the sense to retrace its steps there would have been no need of an attempted rescue. On being driven eventually towards what was considered a place of safety it fell and broke one of its legs and had to be slaughtered. ;——— — ————_ ■■ m
NEW BRECON PROFESSOR. I The v. W. MIALL EDWARDS, M.A., minister of the Pough Church, Brecon, who has been appointed to the Chair of Philosophy and Theology at the Memorial College, Brecon. (Photo, by A. W. Sargent.)
MOTOR VAN ACTION. V At Cardiff County Court on Wednesday Mrf Bessie Thompson (trading as Kent), fruiterer. Queen-street, Cardiff, claimed E25 from H. Dun- ston Bailey as money paid under contract for a motor van body which was not in accordance with contract. Mr Parsons was for plaintiff, and Mr Allen for the defendant. The plaintiff's ease was that defendant con- tracted to build a van body on a chassis, and that the position of the petrol tank was to be altered so that a twt-seater body could be put upon the chassis. The van was made and delivered, but it became warped, twisted, and cracked-, so that it was unsafe for use, and the two-seater body could not be placed upon the chassis. The timber, it was alleged, was un- seasoned. The defence was that the wood was properly seasoned, but at plaintiff's request the van was delivered after only b>ing- temporarily fixed. The car was in collision, and had been backed into a wall, thus causing damage. His Honour found for the plaintiff. V W
DI NAB POWlS VETERAN. The death has occurred at Pengam of John-, Vient., who served in the Crimea. and tbrough, the Indian Mutiny. He fought in the batUesn of the Inkennan and Balaclava, 'and after the; battle of Sebastopol was left, fori. dead in the trenches. He was luckily discovered. to be not -————————————————————————————— dead but seriously wounded, and being Pic up was carried to hospital, where under treat- ment he recovered. He fought through the Indian Mutiny from beginning to end. on leaving the Army he became a dock policeman, at Penarth. He had been a gardener for Mr Humphrey' at Penarth. Ho had been a gardener for Mr Humphrey' Wallace, Dinas Powis, for the last 50 years.
CARDIFF MAN'S ARREST. At Pontypool on Tuesday Edward Sturgess., of Zinc-street, Cardiff,was charged with unlaw- fully taking from the custody of her father, Alice Maud Reed, a girl under 18 yearshot age, at Llanhiileth, on May 3rd. Mr W. J. Everett, routypool, appeared to prosecute. P.C. Johns stated he arrested the prisoner at, midnignt on Monday at 30, Zinc-street, Cardiff, where he found him in bed with the girl. When charged by the witness he made nog reply. On this evidence the prisoner was remanded^ in cuswdy until tp-day.
'l"L __n MEN OF NOTE AT THE NEWPORT ffREEDOM CEREMONY. I — • b Above.—Mv L. Llewelyn, Abersychan, Chairman, Newport Harbour Commissioners Councillor W. Graham White, J.P., E Mayor of Newport (T. Wilks) Mr W. L. Goldsworthy. President, Newport Chamber of Commerce (Garrett and Goodyear). Is Below.—Mr A. A.'Newman, To,vn Clerk of Newport (A. and G. Taylor) Alderman John Moses, J J\, Father of the Newport Corporation (J. r[\ Dando and Sons). Corporation (J. T. Dando and Sons). Dr. J. LLOYD DAVIES, J.P., THE CASKET PRESENTED TO LORD TREDEGAR. DoPuty-Mayor of Nevi-porL-(Dightn.) Inset.— Mr L. L. Abrahamson, the designer. ] _—— L
1 I FUNERAL OF A BOY SCOUT AT CARDIFF. (1) Boys carrying wreaths. The harp-shaped wreath was sent by the Gabalfa Troop, the 1st Welsh Dragon Troop, of which the j' deceased was a member. (2) Some of the Tramway men who attended.' (3) Comrades carrying the coffin wrapped in the Union Jack. S.W.D.N." photos. i
T CYFARTHFA CASTLE OPENED TO THE PUBLIC. I G*coup of the principal actors in Saturday's ceremony.— Photo by Tkwu-Osborne, Trekaxris.)
I ,I, St. Michael's CQllege, Llandaff. y < I k tJ". B. Kempson, Architect.)
I" -o.. C.M.S. Exhibition. REMINISCENCE OF BISHOP SMYTHIESf LABOUR. On Tuesday at the Agricultural Hall. London. 1 most interesting missionary exhibition was opened by the Primate, under the auspices of the C. M.S., descriptive of effort in South Africa and the East, the object being to illustrate the work of the C.M.S. in heathen and modern lands. Among the many striking objects of interest were an African village, a colossal raised map of Uganda, a Japanese village, md realistic scenes from China, India, and Japan. To visitors from Cardiff, however, f shief interest centred in the work at Uganda and East Africa, where, it will be remembered, Bishop Smythies laboured. One of the great figures connected with the African mission field is that of the late Bishop 3mythies, who accomplished much work in a diart life. He spent ten of the- 48 years of his jie as curate and vicar-of Roath parish, Cardiff. Be died at his work in East Central Africa, and was buried in the sea,.having added another lame, and not the least illustrious, on the roll )f Christian'heroes. Bishop Smyfchies was a native of Colchester, ras educated at Cambridge, where he took his K.A. degree, and went to Great Marlow, Bucks., which was his first curacy. Here he -emained for five years. When the Rev. Bather F. W. PuBer obtained the living of :toath, Cardiff, in 1873, he chose Bishop ;mythies as his curate. In this capacity he TOrked hard, and then he succeeded Father :I,aHer as incumbent of the parish. It-was a rery popular appointment among the parish- oners and public generally. He was a decided ligh Churchman who never compromised his irinciples; but his sympathies were npt larrowed by his principles, and he became a tersonality and influence in the town. LATE BISHOP SMYTHIES. When in 1883 he was asked to succeed Bishop lannington, who was murdered at hss work, is %Bishop of Zanzibar and East Africa, there vas no hesitation. He saw his medical-man 1 bout his constitution, and accepted the bishopric under the Universities Mission to Uentral Africa. It was a brave sacrifice. He was adored by his parishionerp n Roath, and he was personally leoply attached to his people. His sphere of influence was growing, and his good work was.c.ontinually enlarging. Personal considerations, however, were not for a moment thought of, and out to an unknown field,of new labour and great danger Snrytiries went. It was a noble example of a man eating nothing for wordly position or property. Henceforth he devoted his whole energies to dispelling the heathenish darkness of the Black Continent, and declined to relinquish his dangerous and antocras task even at the bicrof the Germanswho-had-takenDossessim-ol-the country. BishopSnxythie.&,returned-to-Cardiff on many occasions, and championed the cause oi~the African native with zeal up and down the country, and obtained fundj,-to-carry out-the work in which he was so very mweessful. He preached of the simplicity and e", of the heathen once his mind was eniighienetLand the power of his eloquence and the convincing strength of his earnestness found a ready re- -r-¡ _1p_h1 gpuuou CYCl JWUCir. AlCTlttU ilUJU ence-over men., and he never-went back from England without taking with him several recruits. On hissSjrst homecomntg from Africa the Churchmenof Cardiff held a. great meeting at the Park HaH, and glowing tributes to his work and grateful, warm-hearted reference to his-stay at Cardiff drew tears from ahnofet every eye. The late Dean Vaoghan and Canoll.Thompsm-wereamong tbeepeak,m, and Canon Thompson referred in touching terms" to the nobleness of mind and self- sacrifice-displayed by the bishop in leaving a parish-he loved so well, and where he was so well beloved, for a mission encompassed by ideath." It was painfully noted that the African climate played havoc with his strong constitu- tion, but all appeals to relinquish the position ,and.m-ytempt;-gpreferm-ta, left un- ,considered. He was of strong build, noble presence, gesial manners, possessed much good humour, and his personality was a greater force than any- thing else among the natives. He walked thou- smds of miles in the A-fric-aniunglesand forests, .and did much to diminish the horrors of the ,slave trade. The late Lord Salisbury and the tGerman Emperor frequently sought his advice, and he was connected with arranging tbe-spbere of British influence in Central Africa. It was through his efforts that Nyassa-came to have a ^bishopric of its own. The death of Bishop Smythies was a great j-shock to his Cardiff friends. He was taken ill on Easter Sunday, 1894. but struggled on with ,his-work, and died on May 7th of the same -<year. He was crossing to Aden for tfce benefit .of the sea voyage, and he died four days faont ^Zanzibar. The body was wrapped in a ItaHB [jack and committed to the deep.
ours DISTINGUISHED ROLE. MrCbarles-Gray, scout-master, on Tuesday eceived an official letter intimating that General Baden-Powell had decided to pofc-on /the distinguished roll A. Moseley, or 108, klraddock-Areet, Riverside, one-of the members ,ofthe 2nd Riverside (Hawk Pat-IL CDVPB. chiefly fcjrmed from boys of St. Fav»Gui- jjgregational Church, Cowbridge-road, Cauton. Accompanying the intimation was a badge mpf merit, the first which has been awarded to -^Cardiff scout, ifnot to anyone in Wales. The ifeat which has gained Scout Moseley his place jOB the roU of honour was an extremely phieky ,one. A fruiterer's cart was left unattended in xOastle-street, while the man in charge was delivering goods. The horse bolted, and the ,scout prevented the runaway from colliding with a tramcar. He jumped on the rear of the cart and gained control of the horse after it had run the whole length of the street.
CARRIAGE OFCANON BUCKLEY'S DA-UGHTER. The marriage of Miss Daisy Maud Buckley, the eldest daughter of Canon Buckley, attracted a large attendance at LLandaff icathedral on Tuesday afternoon. Miss Buck- ;ley wap married to Mr Lucas Regi- .n.øJd Lewis, second son of Mr J. J. < Lewis, of Cardiff-road, LLandaff. The cere- mony was performed by the Lord Bishop, assisted by the Rev. Isaiah Roberts (who for many years was curate at Llandaff before becoming vicar of Cowbridge) and the 'Rev. Hugh Williams, the present curate. The bride, who was given away by her father, waa gowned in white satin with tulle veil and orange blossoms, and was attended by her sisters, the Misses Jessie and Mary Bu Doris Lewis (Neath), and Miss D. Lewis (Dinas Powis). A reception followed in the Canonry. The honeymoon will be spent in the South of France.
STRUCK OFF THE ROLLS. In the Divisional Court of the King's Bench yesterdaythrec solicitors were struck off the rolls on the report of the statutory committee of the Law Society for professional misconduct. The solicitors were Wm. Henry Quilliam, of Liver- pool, who was found to have prepared a case for the Divorce Court, false to his knowledge Joseph Fallons, who was sentenced at the Cen- tral Criminal Court f01 misappropriation of a client's money and Frank Ridley, convicted at the Central Criminal Court for forgery.