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EVENTS OF THE WEEK. 1 -I

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EVENTS OF THE WEEK. 1 An interesting report on wireless telegraphy last year has beer issued by the Post Office. Tha lowest birth, marriage, and death rates on record were registered last year in Scot- land. Operations at the New Garden Village at Forestfach, near Swansea, have been com- menced. In every probability the Fleet will be repre- sented at the Swansea Bay Regatta to be held on June 11th. Three children have been murdered at Isling- ton, and their father, a carman, has been taken into custody. Alderman T. Dutfield was at Saturday s meeting of the Newport Board of Guardians re-elected chairman. Mr. T. H- Sloan, formerly member for South Belfast, is to contest North Down as an In- dependent Orangeman. There have been renewed disturbances in Cfaiangsa, and a plot for a general anti-foreign rising has been revealed. The spring assembly of the Baptist Union, on Tuesday, discussed the subject of "The Doepeniug of the Spiritual L ife. r Mr. Roosevelt gave his anticipated address at the Sorbonne, in Paris, on Saturday after- noon, and had an enthusiastic reception. Thomas Craig, the ex-convict, was on Satur- day sent for trial by the Gateshead magistrates for the alleged murder of William Henderson. The ratc-s in the Abergavenny Union for the ensuing half-year will be Is. 4d. in the £ for j county purposes, and 7d. for Poor Law pur- poses. The House of Lords on Monday discussed the Earl of Wemyse' "reform" motion, which Lord Morley described as a pill to cure an earthquake." The Barry Labour Exchange was opened on Monday, and the manager, Mr. F. W. Ang-u?, was kept busily engaged registering the unemployed. Mr. Baifour. sneaking on Monday to a number of rehinied Tariff Reform League trippers from Germany, confessed himself a strong "Tariff Reformer." After a brief existence the new Army IF experimental airship built in the war balloon factory at Aldershot was wrecked on Mon- day on Farnborough Common. Ennice Elizabeth Kirkpatrick. 2 years old, whilst plaving in Eidon-road ltard,,ff, on Sat- urday, fell under a cart laden with paving stones, and was crushed to death. The Government has placed a contract with Messrs. Morrison and Mason, of Glasgow, for » huge graving dock at Portsmouth to accommo date the largest type of Dreadnought, The West Wales Sanatorium already full of patients, and the management propose en- larging the building. Former D-wonte have subscribed L300 to the Extension Fund. The French elections have recited in a victory for the Government, no vtiy great changes having been arfected in the composi- tion of the Chamber as far as tlw fimt ballots go. Mr. Andrew Carneprie is comi-ig to the an- nual meeting of the Peace Society, which will bo hoeJd at the Guildhall, E.C., on Tuesday, the 24th of May next, Lord Avcburj being the chairman. In the Lords, on Tuesday, the Thrift and Credit Banks Bill was read a second time, and a school scheme of the Welsh Education De- partment relating to Denbigh was rejected by 61 votes to 20. Mr. Churchill, in the House of Commons on Monday, condemned the sentence of two months' imprisonment passed on the ivev. Mr. Ford, a Passive resister, for declining to pay rates amounting to Is. 9d. Mr. Grahame ite's attempt to win the ;eio,ooo prize offered for an aeroplane flight from London to Manchester failed after a plucky and exciting journey to a point near Lichfield, 113 miles from his starting point. Great Britain's annual* expenditure has been summarised thus: Foreign missions, 92,000,000 football, £ 7,000,000; Church work (at home), £ 20,000.000; confectionery, £ 24,000,000; jewel- lery, 925,000.000; millinery, £ 28,000.000; tobac- co 230,000,000; strong drink, £ 160,000,000. In consequence of the many serious oases of overcrowding and the occupation of houses unfit for habitation, the Llanolly Urban Coun- cil will shortly consider a housing scheme. There will be no difficulty in obtaining land, as the Council have an extensive freehold es- tate. The annual Court Leet, which dates back 400 years, was held at the Guildhall, Swan- sea, on Monday, when the old-time formalities were duly observed. Mr. Robert Morris was re-appionted foreman of the jury. After the Court rose the Duke of Beaufort entertained the oompany to luncheon at the Metropole Hotel. Mr. Bridgeman (C.) on Wednesday in the House of Commons asked the Home Secretary whether the Welsh Church Commission had concluded their sittings, and if so, when he expected the report t. be published.—Mr. Churchill said he was in communication with the Chairman of the Commission as to the date when the report was likely to be pub- lished. When it was reported to the Cardiff Beard of Guardians on Saturday that there were 440 children at the scattered homes—an increase of 50—Mr. D. R. Morgan asked if the reason for the increase was that the homes were so luxurious. Canon Buckley replied that the ac- commodation was not luxurious, and proper steps were taken to deal with the parents of children admitted to the homes. It was decid- ed that the list should tol thoroughly investi- gated. In the Court of Appeal, on Wednesday, an application for a stay of execution was made on behalf of Mrs. Ebsworth against whom a jury last Saturday awarded HIM in an action for al- leged breacn of promise of marriage, brought by a young draper's assistant, Charles John iiower. Counsel said the lady intended to ap- ply for a new trial. Their Lordships granted an interim stay, pending application for a stay being made to Justice Grantham, at pre- sent on circuit. At a meeting of the Haverfordwest Town Council on Tuesday evening, Mr. W Morse wrote inviting the Mayor and Corporation to attend a banquet to be given shortly in Haver- fordwest to the Rev. W. Perkins, this year's president of the Wesley an conference, and also to be present at the Sunday morning service in the Wesleyan chapel. The Mayor said he should be pleased to accept the invitation and invited the members of the Council to accom- pany him. Mr. Perkins is the first Pembroke- shire man to be elected president of the Wes- leyan conference. *ir..i .i_ Tuli. Mftn ill, x <ugu.riu, on it CUU<JOU»J, Seal, an attendant at Talgarth Asylum, was charged with concealment of birth on or about charged with concealment of birth on or about April 11th last. Superintendent T. Flye, ap- plying for a remand at the local police court, said he had just received a wire, to be followed by a letter, from Superintendent Onan, of the Northamptonshire constabulary, to the effect that the police had received a parcel from Arthur Partridge, Howard-road, Wollaston, in which was the dead body of a female child. Partridge received the parcel by post, and a letter from Julia Maud Seal at the same time- Prisoner was remanded on bail till next Wed- nesday. An inquest was held at Lancaster, on Wea- nesdav, on John Rack (20), joiner's appren- tice, who died in the early morning He ate some pork pie for supper on Saturday, and about 12 hours later became ill. When Dr. Benson was called in on Monday he found symptoms of ptomaine poisoning, and this di- agnosis was confirmed by a post-mortem exam- ination. In reply to the Coroner, Dr. Benson said pork was a dangerous meat, particularly if cut up »nd left awhile. It would be quite impossible for a pie to contain a piece of affect- ed meat, and for other pies in the same batch not to be affected. The jury found that death was caused by ptomaine poisoning. Two other members of the family who had pork pies on Saturday were not affected. At Llandyssul Police Court on Wednesday George Samuel Watkins, Danycoed, who claims to be the "Baron of Glyncothi," was summon- ed for neglecting to educate his two children. The chief attendance officer pointed out that the son-Wilfred Samuel Watkins, aged 11 years—had only attended school 14 days in his lifetime, whilst the child, Christian Violet, aged eight years, had never attended school. Defendant did not appear, but sent a long let- ter setting forth his defence, in which he con- tended that the court had no jurisdiction over him as he was residing on Crown land, that he held land from the King, and that he (defend- ant) ought to be tried on the doorstep. '™1Q Bench ordered the boy to be sent to school, and imposed a fine of ls. and costs in respect 060 to the girl. Mr. Carnegie was the principal speaker a. the opening at Washington on Tuesday of the new Bureau of the American Republic, which is intended to cultivate better relations between the United States and the Southern Republics. He declared that a close and in- timate relationship between the northern and southern parts of the American continent should greatly assist the cause of universal peace. Mr. Carnegie, referring to the oontinu- al talk of strained relations between Great Britain and Germany, which would be such a menace to international peace, declared that England and Germany should be forced to submit their trouble to a tribunal, so as to aviod disturbing the peace of the world by their present race in the construction of Dreadnoughts and armaments.

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Merthyr Teachers' Meeting.

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DOWLAIS.

Rescued from Drowning.

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Presentation to Inspector…

" Western Mail Musical Scholarship.

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MERTHYR POLICE COURT.