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WEEK IN SWANSEA. THE BEAUFORT ARMS APPEAL. The threatened appeal against the decision of the Swansea Licensing Justices reducing the licence of the Beaufort Arms, Docks, to six days, has been withdrawn. THE BUILDERS' STRIKE. The master builder? of Swansea have re- fused the men's offer to return to work on an advance of id. an hour as from May next, nad resolved to concede no advance whatever on the old rate of wages—5^d. j LITTLE GIRL INJURED. Wrhilst Richard Hitcliings, of Sketty, was. j driving a trap through Gwydr-c-reso3ni ov: Friday afternoon a child named Edith Lucas, living at -No. 6, Victoria-street. Uplands, ran in front of the vehicle and was knocked down. She sustained a severe scalp wound. CLIFF RAILWAY. The railway up Constitution-hill has ceased running since last Saturday. The Corpora- :ion has the right to acquire it 17 years hence. rhe General Purposes Committee of the Cor- loration on Wednesday appointed a sub- committee to report on the question of ac- juiring the railway at once. A SUCCESSFUL SWANSEA BoY IN AMERICA. The many friends of Mr. Edward J. Knight (son of Mr. Jacob Knight, Cwmbwrla), will be pleased to learn of the success he is making in the State- in the musical world. Mr. Knight left Swan-ea some five years aeo to take up a situation in America, and -oon after his arrival there set himself re the fr,r- ther study of music. The "Newcastle N?ws" (America) commenting upon 'J r. KlIlg-t'S abilities, gays; "Edward Knight is jooming up as an author and composer. His latest, 'The Gates of Heaven.' is a masterly effort both in composition of word- and music." MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS. A stir is now being made in connection with the forthcoming municipal elections. Mr. Wm. George, an independent candidate for the Brynmelin Ward. where Dr. O'Sulli- van retires, but seeks re-election, has already addressed a meeting of the ratepayers. Mr. S. Jeffreys, secretary of the Hairdressers' Federation, comes out in opposition to Coun. David Jenkins at Morriston. while on Tues- day evening Mr. Thoma- Freeman. J.P., the retiring member for the Landore Ward. ad- dressed a well attended meeting at Old Siloh Chapel, Mr. D. L. Davies presiding. Mr. Freeman and the chairman were nominated for the position of candidate. The latter said he would consider the matter, and the meeting was adjourned for a week. SUICIDE IN SWANSEA. Thos. Melindo. labourer (35), of Lower Oxford-street, committed suicide on Satur- day afternoon last. The shocking affair was discovered by his wife, who found her hus- band hanging to a beam in the w.c. She immediately called in Wm. Evans, land- lord of the Brooklands Hotel, next-door, who cut the body down. No reason can be as- cribed for deceased's rash act. He had been in regular employment, and appeared to live happily with his wife and family. He leaves a widow and two children, both girls, one abotit six years, and the other as many months. He was a volun- teer in the 1st G.V.A., and a former porter at the Swansea Hospital. The inquest took place on Tuesday, but no light could be thrown upon the mysterious occurrence. On Wednesday the remains were interred at Sketty. the funeral being attended by the 1st G.V.A. in full dress. OFF TO SOUTH AFRICA. Landore station was crowded on Friday afternoon, the occasion being the departure for South Africa of the Brothers Arnold. Messrs. M. L. Francis. Jack Davie-, an old Morriston three-quarter; Bert Bowen. son 01 Mr. Win. Bowen, (Jwniihydyeeirw; and David Daniel, nephew of Mrs. Evans. Lamb and Flag Hotel, Morriston. The Brothers Arnold and Mr. Daniel are returning after a prolonged stay at Morriston. To-morrow (Friday), Mr. Wm. Rowe, son of Mr. George Rowe. Upper Forest and Worcester Works; Mr. Tom Clarke, son of Mr. George Clarke, Firgrove; and Mr. Richard Williams, Pen- trepoeth, Morriston. will also leave to seek their fortunes at th.. Cape, carrying with them some pretty silver match-boxes, cigar- ette cases, etc., presented to them at a smok- ing concert on Monday last. a- a mark of the esteem in which they are held at Morriston. THE HOUSING QUESTION. Swansea is one of the first towns in the kingdom to take up the question of housing the working classes, the Corporation having recently adopted plans for the erection of a number of workmen's cottages, which it is estimated will let at 6s. to 7s. per week, and afford a fair return for the outlay of capital. Mr. George Bell. the borough sur- veyor. states that the plans have been sub- mitted for the approval of the Local Govern- ment Board, which department had returned them. suggesting a. greater depth of open space, and that the parting walls should be built to the roof. It is not likely that there will be any objection to the proposals made by the Local Government Board when the plans are again discussed by the Corporation. That being so. the work. it is hoped, will be proceeded with without delay. SWANSEA PORT SANITARY AUTHORITY. At a meeting of the Swansea Port Sanitary Authority on Monday, Mr. Morgan Tutfm presiding, a letter was read from the x. cal Government Board, stating that it had be-n reported that in the port sanitary dis.r.ct there were only four bed- for the accjiujn1- dation of infectious cases, and asking if any steps are being taken to provide permanent and adequate accommodation. In a discus- sion which followed it was said the authority had never experienced any difficulty in deal- ing with any cases that might be imported but Dr. Ebenezer Davies ithe medical officer) urged the advisability of greater provision for the treatment of port infectious cases, and stated that the borough authorities are considering the provision of a site for a new building. It was decided to inform the Board that the question is under consideration. Dr. Davies reported that during the past three months 413 vessels from foreign ports had visited the ports in the district, and 1,195 coasters. SWANSEA HOSPITAL. The Secretary of the Swansea Hospital acknowledges the following contributions:- The employes of Duffryn Steel and Tinplate Works, JS10 10s.; employes of Cwrtybettws Colliery, ES 8s.; employes of Cape Copper Company, E23 Is. Id.; empjoyes of E Depart- ment Vivian and Sons., B4: employes of Swansea Hematite Iron and Steel Works, Landore, £ 43 13s. lid.; employes of Pem- broke Dockyard, JB10 lOs.: employes of Bri- tish Niannesliiiii-iii Tube Works. JE8 10s. 4d.; employes of Fairwood Tinplate Company. £ 4 17s. 9d.; employes of Pembrpy Copper Works, Burry Port. £ 1 16s. 5d.; Bethesda Chapel, Ynismeudwy, 18s. 2d.; Holy Trinity Church, £4 7s. 10d.; Rock Chapel, Cwmavon, JS1; Beulah Baptist Chapel. Cwmtwrch, £ 2; Trinity Baptist Church, Penclawdd, £1 Is.; St. Paul's Church. Sketty, JBS 7s. 6d.; Dinas Noddfa Baptist Chapel, Landore-. E2 2s.; Glvn-Neath Baptist Chapel, £ 2 14! St. Nude's Church, £ 2 10s; Wern Congregational Chapel. Ystalvfera, £ 5 5s.; Pell-street Chapel, £1 4s.; Cnitarian Church. High- street, £ 2 2s.; St. David's Roman Catholic Church, E5 16s. 6d.; Siloh Chapel. Melin- crythan, B2 2s.; St. Mary's Church. jSIS 1 2s. 9d.; St. Andrew's Church, £6 15-=.; Gors- las Church. Llandebie, £1 8s.; St. Luke's Church, Cwmbwrla. £1 Is.: Penmaen Church, L2 7s. 2d.; Ebenezer (C.M.) Chapel. Llansamlet Higher, JE3: employes of the Co-operative Furniture Company. Westbury- street, 13s. 7d.; employes of the Birchrock Colliery, Pontardulais/ £ 5; employes of the Aggloment. Ltd., P,2 16s. 8d.; employes of the Atlantic Fuel Company. £7 Is. 5d.; Mynvddbach Church, Treboeth, i;2 15s.; Pennard Church. JE;5 2s.; Hope Congrega- tional Chapel. Pontardulais. £ 4 4s.; Trinity Chapel. £ 7 2-. 9d.: St. David'- Church, Pen- llergaer. £ 5; Brynhyfrvd Baptist Chapel, £1 3s. 6d. An Saints' Church, Pontardawe, £4 13s. 5d.



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