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"OUTRAGE ON DECENCY." -Extraordinary Outburst by Lord Rosebery. In the House of Lords on Thursday Lord "Rosebery alluded in an acrimonious speech to the expression, "calumny" used by Mr. "Balfour in his allusions to references by the JCart to the Premier's pamphlets on the fiscal question. Lord Rosebery rejoiced at Lord JLanfidowne's admission that there were 'two .^documents," though Mr. Balfour said so. on Monday. He admitted he was wrong in .calling them "two pamphlets," and with- drew that expression as to the second one, "butt surely the misunderstanding is not worthy of the designation of a "calumny. "Tor the Prime Minister to come down to the House of Commons, bang the box, and -call it a calumny ds what I should have thought no man who knew h:s position -would have dome. No Minister of ■whom I have record ha.s been so thm- skinned under circumstances such as we have -w)itne&sed as to regard as a calumny a state- -tnent of op(inion so obviouslv dictated by the iadts." Lord Rosebery went ofi: "You may say it was only pretty Fanny's way, amd 4-hat these are the expressions of a gentiieman sqeaking under great heat and, provocation bult I say if a man cannot curb hris tongue better, pretty Fanny should not be First Lord of the Treasury. These expressions are ■ outrages on the good taste and the decency of Parliament. I think it due to the decency of Parliament to oalll attention to the mat- -•iiter."
ARM WRENCHED OFF. Shocking Accident at Landore. Swansea Fitter's Wonderful Endurance. A shocking accident occurred at the works •of the British Mannesman Tube Co., Lan- dore. 001 Friday morning. Whilst an assist- ant fitter, Dd. Jones, aged 27, residing at 5, Terrace-road, Swansea, was engaged in plac- ing a belt on a shaft, he stitwed..His sieeve • caught he was drawn in, and the right arm above the elbow was completely wrenched off. Assistance was immediately procured, and with as Ettle delay as_possible he was conveyed to the Swansea Hospital. The dreadful accident at Mannesman Tube Works, Swansea on Friday, whereby a fitter named David Jones, of Mount Ple-a- -eant, had his arm wrenched cff, is remark- able for the extraordinary pluck and endur- ance of the unfortunate fellow. To place -the belt on to the pulley he had to ascend a ladder and get to a staging which spanned a number of lathes. His hand caught in the pulley first, and by tenaciously using the free hand which grasped an iron bar he saved being drawn fn bodily. Then his hand up to the wrist was wrenched clean off, and the upper por- tion of the arm got entangled. He held on -till the right arm was wrenched out of its pocket, and he was free. After these frightful sufferings he, unas- .sisted, climbed down the 1 udder and walked about a hundred yards to one of the works offices, where he had the mangled limb telli- porarily bandaged by some of the many am- bulance men available at the works. Had he lost his head for one moment he ■would have fallen off the staging and been mangled in the machinery underneath. Af- ter being temporarily treated he walked to -the cab and was driven to the Swansea Hos- jaital. On inquiry at the hospital on Saturday morning, we learn that Jones is <sdoing ratihei -well,' and, considering the natma of his injury, progressing as well as can be ex-, peW.
Child Neglect Usual Squalid Story. At Swansea, on Monday, Robert Taylor, t, .61 Eaton-road, Brynhyfryl, was (summoned Jor neglecting his seven children. Mr. Viner Leeder prosecuted for the N.S.P.C.C. Inspector Pearse described visits. The children were fairly clean, but thin and ill- clad. The home was almost destitute of furniture; there was no food the wife had no means of getting any. The home was clean the wife had done all she could. Wit. mesa gave her 5s. 6d. to buy food. The parties had been married 20 years, the eldest. «on, 20 years of age, on whose wages .she had ■ largely relied, had just left the house. Her liusbaiid was addicted to drink, and wouldn't do a sttoke of work. She had bought him new tools on four occasions, and he had sold them He drank all his earnings, and had mallV times threatened to kill her if she didn't get him food. He had sent the children out begging, and eaten the food they brought in. Tie had turned the children and wife out c-f doors at night in all weathers When this •statement of his wife's was read to deienaa he said, "Well, this will be a lesson to me Mrs. Taylor, defendant's wife, said they liad had a bad time of it for about eleven ^years. Margaret Roberts, neighbour, said the wife ■was a most respectable woman. Defendant, .somet.imes came home drunk, and one night «he had seen the children out at night crying in the rain. I:> P C. Grove had on several occasions cau- tioned defendant for coming home drunk, and turning his wife and diildien out. Once he -had heard him shouting to his wife, "If you .come in, III brain you with the poker." In answer to the charge, defenda-nt said I'm very sorry for what has happened, it isn't -All true, and if you'll give me a chance, I'll rign the pdedge and turn over a new leaf. Mr. Rocke said the conduct of defendant llad been scandalous, and had been going <n for vears. Defendant would go to prison for two* months with hard labour.
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MR. ALAN PATON'S DEATH. Brother-in-law's Story: Accident- ally Fell Overboard. Capt. Geo. Brown, brother-in-law of the late Air. Alan Paton, who was in command of the s.s. Formby on which Mi". Alan Paton was proceeding to Las Palmas, has just re- turned to Swansea, and he gives the follow- ing account of the sad circumstances under which the deceased gentleman met with his death. "On Feb. 23rd, about 7.20 a.m., when the vessel was in latitude 32 degrees 10 minutes north and longitude 14 degrees, 25 minutes, Mr. Alan Paton was sitting on the rail of the steamer, aft, smoking his pipe and talking to thj second engineer. Soon afterwards the second engineer went below into the engine- room, leaving Mr. Alan Paton still sitting cn the rail. Aliout 8.15 a.m., when breakfast was ready, Mr. Alan Paton was called, but could not be found on board, and conclusion was come to that he must have fallen overboard. The steam- er immediately put back, and a course started back for about an hour, and then a circular course was stt,ruck in the hope of finding some trace of him, but with- out avail, atna abouit 11 a.m. Capt. Brown bad to reluctantly abandon further search, as it was evident that he must have been thrown from his position on the rail by a sudden lurch of the vessel and been drowned, On arrival at Las Palinas, the usual) Consular enquiry was held on the death, amd the I Consul, after examination of the crew, found that Mr. Alan Paton had accidentally fallen overboard and was drowned.
CLERK TO MR. JENKIN JONES. Death of Mr. Llewelyn Phillips. The death took place on Sunday morning, at his residence. 67, Gwydr-crescent, Swan- sea, of Mr. William Llewelyn Phillips, man- aging clerk to Messrs. Jenkan Jones and Tre- harne, solicitors. Mr. Phillips had been con- fined to his house for some weeks with phthisis and had been attended by Drs. Dan Evans, Nelson Jones, and R. C. Elsworth. For a considerable time past it had been noticed that he was ailing in health. Mr. PhiHipo had been dn Messrs. Jenkin Jones and Treharne's office from boyhood, and for many years was seen with his principal offici- ating at the police court.. He was 48 years of age, and leaves a. widow and five children. Deceased was a brother to Mr. Phillips, undertaker, Dilllwyn-st-reet; to Mrs. Whit- taker, Exeter Hotel; Mrs. Ted Williams, and Miss Phillips, who at one time kept the Wel- lington Hotel, but who now resides at West Cross. The funeral will take place at Mum- bles on Thursday. SYMPATHETIC REFERENCES IN CO CRT. At Swansea Police Court, on Monday, Mr. Viner Leeder, gave expression to a few words of condolence with the wife and relatives of Mr. Phillips, who for many years was chief clerk under Mr. J en kin Jones, magistrates' clerk, and died on Sundav morn. ing. Mr. Phillips had always been a very faithful servant. Mr. Ily. Thompson also said a few words. Mr. Jenkin Jones said lie had known Mr. Phillips for 30 years. Inspector Gill also expressed great sorrow at the loss.
PETOLITE FUEL WORKS. Appeal Allowed in the High Court. On Saturday, in the Court of Appeal (be- fore Lords Justice Vaughan Williams, Ro mer, and Stirling), the appeal by Mr. Le Boulanger and others in reference to the Petolite Fuel Works, Swansea, again came up. The appeal was in the matter of the contract of November 19th, 1902, for the sale of the Petolite Patent Fuel Works, Swansea, made between the Petolite and other Patent Fuel Companies, Limited (in liquidation), by Messrs St. Quentin and Son, as agents for the liquidator of the said com- pany, of the one part, and Francis Le Bou- langer, for himself, and as agent for Francis Treharne, Thomas Harold Thomas, William Gibson Morris, and Frederick Ernest Jacob, of the other part. The appeal was from an order of Mr. Justice Kekewich, and appellants asked that the order be set aside, so far as it re- fused to declare that the objections of the purchasers to tho title of the property, hav- ing reference to tho assignment of it, had not been sufficiently answered. Two points had been before Mr. Justice Kekewich, one of which had been disposed of by arrangement satisfactorily. The point in dispute was whether the abstract disclosed by the vendors showed such a title as ought to be enforced upon the purchasers. The leasehold premises were leased from the Swansea, Harbour Trust. Three companies were affected by the lease—the Anthracite Syndicate, the British Petrolite Co., and the Petolite Co. The lease was to the Anthra- cite Syndicate, and the property had been purchased (under the contract in question) by Mr. Boulanger and the others for £ 15.000, but it was stated at a previous hearing they were not now desirous of completing the pur- chase. After the contract to purchase had been entered into a search at Somerset House disclosed the fact that the British Company had been wound up voluntarily. This, it was alleged, had not been disclosed. Sutaequent to that it was found that the re- [ solution to wind up had not been stamped at the proper time, and this, it was contend- ed. made the title or the vendors imperfect. Mr Underbill, foi respondents, now of- fered the stamp duty and penalties, but the Court refused to accept this, and allowed the appeal, with costs, also costs to the court below. Lord Justice Romer said it might be that the respondents could even now get a proper tite by going \vhtTO, bin tnt* Louri r"_ fueod u> make a declaration t > this effect-
Sunday Afternoon at Sketty. At Swansea Police Ckwrt on Monday, a man with a pretty star between the eyes made w ith sticking plaster and bear ng aloft a big shekel, got.' t) the witness-box. He wanted a is for assault. I Clerk Ho struck you with that, did I,, Applicant-: Yes. sir. Clerk Who struck you? Applicant Ho was a foreigner. Clerk Where did it take nlace? Applicant: At Sketty, Sunda- afternoon. Bus ILIine is Leamont J 14 LS a foreigner and works at the docks. The applicant bared1 his arm, and showed ¡ a bruise on the elibow. The sumnioais was granted.
MADAME PATTTS TOUR. Heavy Loss for the Management Philadelphia, March 10.-1 cabled you re- cently that Mme. Patti was not meeting with the success her managers had anticipated in her concert tour in the United States, and that the tour would probably be abandoned, This action has now been taken, and the tour has been brought to a close, with several outstanding concert dates cancelled. The tour has been a very expensive one, as Mme. Patti IS salaiy was £1,000 a night, At some of the towns she had been billed the advance receipts were not sufficient to cover expenses. The certain prospect of small audiences and falling receipts have induced Mine. Patti's managers to end the tour. The kes falls entirely upon the management, and Mme. Patti herself has received full contract price for the forty concerts she has already given. The famous singer will return to Europe al- most at once.—"Dailv Chronicle."
SWANSEA'S HEARTS OF OAK, Annual Dinner Mayor on the Council. The eighth annual dinner of the Swansea District Division of the Hearts of Oak Bene fit Society was held on Thursday evening at the Hotel Metropole, Swansea, the Mayor presiding. On the cross tables were Messifc. S. R. Whiting (ex-president of the society in London), E. Treadwell, G. L. Williams, H. A. Peacock, J. H. Merchant, and Councillor David Williams. Others present were Messrs. W. H. Davies, J. Jewell, J. Clough, and P.C. West. Mr. Cox, proposing the "Town and Trade of Swansea," alluded to the 6teady progress during the last decade. So long as they had such an energetic, persevering, and popular man as the Mayor, they had nothing to fear. The Mayor generally took an optimistic view of things and encouraged others to follow him. (Applause.) For years the Mayor had been advocating the necessity of a new dock, and Mr. Cox hoped that this year he and the Harbour Trust would receive the impetus they deserved from the King's visit. (Loud applause.) The Mayor claimed that the Swansea Council was doing its duty well by -ho town. It was said the personnel of the Council was not quite what it ought to be. That was a matter for the ratepayers. If they were iwt satisfied let them send others, though Ud (the Mayor) did not think they could be improved upon. (Applause.) With regard to one har- bour trade, there might be temporary de- pression, but records taken over periods of five years showed continuous progress. (Ap- plause.) In the next few years there would be a large development of the coalfield. (Loud applause.) He would like to see big trades brought into Bristol Channel ports, because he believed Swansea, was well situated to re- ceive tho laagest benefit. The policy of the Harbour Trust was to prepare for trades they had not had before, but which could be got if facilities were given. It was hoj e'es6 to expect any decrease in rates nnless we could bring big manufacturers here. (Ap- plause.) He had every belief they would be honoured this year by a visit from the Sing and Queen. (Loud applause.) Mr. H. A. Peacock also responded. The Mayor proposed the toast of "The Hearts of Oak Society, Swansea and district members, Associates' and Medical Fund." The society was in a first-class position, and he was glad to say, from figures before him, that they could not only meet their liabili- ties, but give bonuses to members, and, in- deed, could endow a lifeboat out of the funds. (Loud applause.) Mr. S. R. Whiting, of London, an -presi- dent, mentioned, among other hinge, that one-fifth of the postal orders business in this country was done by the society. Mr. E. Treadwell also responded. Other toasts were "The Medical Officers," proposed by Mr. A. Boots, responded to by Drs. Knight and Evans; "Kindred Socie- ties," proposed by Councillor Dd. Williams, responded to by Mr. G. Davies; "Visitors and Singers," proposed by Mr. T. R. Jacket!. During the evening music was provided by iMiessrs. G. Lewis, Alf Thomas, D. J. Morris, E. Rots, T. H. Spicer, Nelson. Mr. Charles Davies accompanied.
MADAME PATTI'S CHEF* Dinner to Mr. Adamo Adami, at Swansea. A complimentary dinner to M. Adamo Adami, who for the past twelve years has been chef to the famous chatelaine of Craig- y-Nos, Baroness Patti Oedenstrom, was given at the Adelphi Hotel, Swansea, on Thursday evening, when thirty friends of the guest, the majority of whom were well-known Swansea townsmen, assembled. Mr. G. H. Mavou (Messrs. Worthington and Co., Lhnited) pre- sided-, and the gathering included Councillor W. Tarr (president of the Swansea Licensed Victuallers' Association), Messrs. JlnJeG Hughes (chemist), T. H. Cheetham, C. J. Sheehan, Hiram Jones, M. Lancien (Metro- pole), A. R. Way, S. Vaughan Edwards, J. Winterlialter, Fred. Dowman (Mumbles), T. A. Davies, Harry Evans (Ystradgynlais), P. Jones (Ystradgvnlais), G. H. Bright (secre- tary), J A. Chappell, D. H. Thomas. H. Bernauer, H. S. Watkins, D. D. Richards, W. H. Harwood, F. W. Hanson, H. Bart- lett, etc. Messrs. John White (Ben Evans and Co., Ltd.), George Isaac (solicitor), W. F. Hulley, and others wrote .apologising for non-attendance. A dinner of mnny delectable courses was served by Mr. and Mre. Geo. Bowen, which proved to be a model re past of its kind. 'Hie Chairman, in submitting the toast of the evening, slid he had known M. Adami long enough to join in the general appreciation of the esteem in which lie was held. He then handed M. Adami a purse of gold and an illuminated addrtss, which re- ferred to the genial character, goodness of heart, and kindly disposition which had won for the recipient the deep respect and lasting friendship of many.—Mr. Dowman, as an old friend, added a sincere expression of esteem, after which the toast was honoured with vo- cal and other enthusiasm.—M. Adami feel- ingly replied. He said that during the 12 years he had been in the neighbourhood he had been daily making friends, but he little thought they were going to give him such a tangible proof of their kindly regard. Al- though he had now left Craig-y-Nos, he hoped to settle in their midst. (Applause.) Councillor Tarr proposed the toast of "Mr. James Hughes and Mr. Bright," who had been mainly instrumental in organising the function, and booth gentlemen responded.— The toast of the "Host and Host- ess" was heartily honoured.—A very bright feature of the- enjoyable pro- ceedings was the musical programme, jn which the following took pat:—Mr. Albert Hanney's instrumental quartette; Messrs- T. H. Cheetham, J. Bateman, G. H. Bowen, H. Bartlett, G. H. Mayou, D. Richards,
Side Lights on Labour Candidature. The hearing was continued in London, on Friday of the action by Mr. W. E. Clery, formerly Parliamentary candidate for Dept- foird, and ex-chairman of the Fawc2tt Asso- ciation, who sought to recover damages for slander from Mr. E J. Nevill. a member of the same body. Plaintiff aileges that defen- dant stated at a mevtine of the association that he had been guilty of certain dishonour- able actions, which unfitted him for the posi- ti3'n of candidate for Parliament. This ne pleaded ruined his ParF.au:>e.:itary chances, and he wa, aL-o called upon to resign the chairmanship of the association., whereiby he lostC160 a year. Phi r.,t iff, in examination, admitted that there were a number of County 'k Court judgments against Inm. Mr. Frank Galton, late holt. secretary of che D.ptford Liberal and Radical Association, denied that defendant had anything to do with the act:on of the Liberal Association, who called upon Clery to withdraw his can- didature. It was entirely the result of inde- pondent inquiries. A number of persons came to the office1 of the association, stating lie owed money. The association, after bearing Mr. Clery. repudiated him as a candidate. The jury after a short absence from the oc-urt, found for defendant, but the judge having left the building, judgment was ? entered.
t^UNCIL ELECTIONS. URBAN U « # Candidates. List of Local » —^ the Burry The following are noirt*<feSt&? Henry Port Urban Council: tt; Charles, Piemoorton-a,YeDuè, alo&yStoW *John Rees Griffiths, Caehel'ig,- Cartel > *Thomas Griffiths. J.P., Glanmor, »4ial- ittW- chant; James Evans, Elm Cottage, «a¥]Hrt- U r; Edw ard Stanley Daniel, Kenro6, plater; John Rowlands. Brynygroes, coal' merchant; Francis John Evans, Gorse-road, shipbroker; John G. Findley, Elkington- ioad, accountant; William Howell, Field House, shipbroker; *Richard Thomas Ham- mond, Pemberton-avenue, shipbroker. (*Old members.) NEATH URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL Glynoorrwg Ward (One Seat).-W. R. John, checkweigher, R- "William Lewis, grocer, R. *WTi:iliam Mathias, puhlicam, R. Cymmer Ward (One Seat).—Robert Gibb, mines manager, C. *Wii!iam Jenkins, check- weigher, R Abergwynfi Ward (Two Seats).-W. H. Brown, publican, C. David Davies, publi- can, C. *haac Davies, schoolmaster, R *J. G. Thomas, mining engineer, C. NEATH UNION-GUARDLINS. Abei-avon (Three Seat,).Llew Howed, colliery proprietor, R.; Charles Jones, gentle- man, R.; *D. E. Jones, solicitor, R.; *H. Walsh, ironmonger, R.; J. H. Williams, sur- geon, C. Briton Ferry (Three Sl'ats).H. Hughes, Nonconformist minister. R. *W. D. Jones, clothier, R.; *M. J. Roberts, merchant, C. (unopposed). Glyncorrwg (Three Seats).—* Darnel Evains, mining engineer, R. *H.ee.s Jenkais, gentle- man, C. "'John- Morgan, farmer, R. (ua.op- posed). Margam-Central Ward (Oue Seat).—*J».s. Preston, merchant, C. (unopposed).—East Wand (One Seat): T. P. Williamson,, yica-, C. (unopposed).—-Nort'ii Ward (One feeat* ) Wm. Thomas, farmer, R.; John Thomas, contractor, R.—West Ward (One Seat): *D. R. David, tinplater manufacturer, (J. John Phillips, woollen manufacturer, R. Hwytl Thomas, Nonconformist minister, R. Neath (Four Seats).—Edward Davies, gentleman, R. Evan Evans, retired head- constable, R. *Hopkin Jones, ironmonger, C. "J. W. Thomas, physician, R. W. B. Trick, auctioneer, Ind. NEATH RURAL COUNCIL NOMINA- TIONS. Baglan Higher (One Seat).—W. H. David, solicitor, C. *John John, colliery proprietor, R.; Giles Jones, colliery manager, R. Baglan Lower (One Seat).—*C. V. Pegge, solicitor, C. (unopposed). Blaengwrach (One beat)—Wm. Davids, auctioneer, C. E. L. Llewelyn, farmer, 'J C. E. Price, engineer, C. Daniel Rees, min- ing engineer, R- j M. 0. Spencer, land agent-, C. Blaenhonddaa (Three Seats)— *E. E. Bevan, colliery proprietor, C. ttEdwarJ I Davies. merchant, R.; Llew D. Howell, gro- cer, R. *A. T. Williams, estate agent, 0. Clyne (One Seat).—*W. R. Evans, gentle- man, R. S. L. Jones, colliery proprietor, R. Coedparc (Taree Seats).—William Howell, sculptor, R. *L. Jones, surgeon, C. —. Lewis, farmer, R.; Mlartyn, farmer, R. Dutfryn Qydach (Two Seats).—T. C. Lloyd, accountant, R. *J. H. Moore, gentle- man, C., Thomas Williams, metal merchant, p 1 Dylais Higher (Two Seats).— ^William Daniel, farmer, R.; 'Richard Davies, farmer, R. Wm. Prosser, draper, R. re Dylais Lower (One Seat). *W. H. David, fioli i.tor, C.; John Godbett, gentleman,, Po. J. B. G. Price, solictor, V. A. T. Williams, silicitor, C. LLANTWTT LOWER. Melyn Ward (Two Seats).—*»A. y. Gardner iron founder, C. *E. Law, financier, Ind Richard H. Snook, merchant, R. W. a. Trick, auctioneer, Ind. Tonna Ward (One Seat).—*Wm. Jones, gentleman. C. (unopposed). Mic-haelston Higher (One Seat). •Jen-kin Miles Jenkins, agent, R. *Thos. Jenkins grocer, R. Michaelston Lower (Three Seats).—.Dav'd Daniel, butcher, R. *S. B. Davies, draper, C.; B. A. Griffiths, draper, R. *G. 0. Jen- kins, publican, C.; *David Thomas, cashi^ R f t Neath Higher (Two Seats).-R. M. Dav, auctioneer, !C. G. Eveleigh, accountant, C. *E. J. Hopkins, grocer, R. J. H. Jones', publican, R. 'Thomas Williams, school- master, R. Neath Lower (One Seat).—*W. H. David, solicitor, C. A. T. Williams, estate agent' C. Re.'oivctt (Two Seats). *W. H. David, soli- citor, C. *W. N. Jones, colliery manager R. *J. E. Vaughan. gentleman, C.; W l! Williams, estate agent, C. Ystradfallte (Two Seats). R. M. Da auctioneer, C. J. H. Jonus, publican, R James Matthews, C.; David Vaughan, far- m<?r ♦ H» POSITION AT LLANDOVERY. Tlio following are the nominations for Llandovery District Council and Guard- ians: l Tt Unopposed returns. Llandmga.t (one seat), *J. C. Vaughan-Pryse-Rice, Llwyny- brain. Cilycwm (two seats), 'IticLrd Campbell-Davys and David Morgan. Llall- sadwrn (two .seats), Rees Lewis and *Thos. Williams.. Llanwrda (one seat), *J. Bishop. Mothvey (two scats), -Uavid Davies and Evan Price Lewis. COlltests.-Conwil Cjio (four seats), Jon- athan EvaM, "Thomas Evans, *Wm. Evans, Rev. Henry Lloyd, Isaac Williams. Llanga- dock (four seats), Wm Davies, *Tud ,r Lewis, "'E. Prvse-Lloyd, J. W. Joseph, Dd. Griffiths, J. G. Harries. Llandeusaint (two seats), John Davies, Evans, Dan Thomas. Llanfairarbryn (t hree seats), Evan Davies, James Rees, Daniel -Lewis, and Geo. 'Guardians (Only).—Llandingat (within): T G. Davies, Thomas Phillips, Henry Al- fred ThonMS, 'Richard Thomas, TliJcmas Watk AT MAWR PARISH. The following were the nominations fit Velmdre for Mawr Parish Council for nine seats :-Gecrge. Jenkins, Tymawr; Da7'd Bevan, riaencilU; J(>™ Roberts, Cein- myddfa Mohn Hopkm, Penvhdisaf #Davul Jon.es, Velmdre (late chairman); Thos. Jones, Mill, Velindre; Noah BevMi', Mydfifa Farm Owen Bevan, Rhydygellifawr; David Gellvcwm; Samuel R-ees, GellygAvmisaf; Mohn Thomas, Uwynp eno; *Evan Be l Hafo-1 Las, Wilham Jenkins, Maestimawr. roid members). Me^rs. Wm. Jenkins, S. Rees, T. Jones a-nd N. Bevan withdrew +o avoid a contest. NOMINATIONS FOR THE GOWER UNION. For the forthcoming election cf Guardians and District Councillors in the Gower Union nominations are as follows. Oyster-mouth (seven seatsO Richard Re- ran, builder; 'Robert H. Mom,, butcher *R WTcollacott, farmer; ihomas Davus, Baptist miniver H Davies, fruitererj_Jno. Gwynne, butcher; J. Harris, estate agent; Thomas Kneith, Casweli, gsntjeman; Geo. Tucker, retired master marinei A. C. Vi- vian, gentlennn. Bishopston (two seats), G. E. Greening, fontra.et jr, Killay J. Morris, farmer, Mans- Celd J. Taylor, Norway. Brynau (one seat), Wm. Graham Vivian, Clyne Castle. Cheriton and Llanmadoc (one seat), J. Hol- land. farmer. Ilston (one seat), Rev. J. V. Roberts, clerk in holy orders. Knelston and Reynoldston (one seat), H. Bevan, farmer; D. Williams, gentleman. Llandewi and Port Eynon (one seat), Chas. Bevan, farmer; Hupkin LI. Pritchard, estate- agent, Pemuaen. L'angennitn (one seat/, MILUIIU ueynon, farmer. Buirvs Green. Llanrhidian Higher and Penclawdd Wa.rd I three seats). J. Fry. builder; Geo. E. Cior- don, mining engineer; Morgan ilorgans, grocer; Griffith Thomas, farmer and build- er J. Thomas, minister of the gospel; J. Tucker, coal miner. Three Crosses Ward (three sents), D. Davies, coal miner; 1) Francis, butcher ;D Rees, fanner; D. H. Williams, schoolmaster. Llanrhidian Lawer (one seat), Cornelius Gorden, farmer. Nichols!on and Penmaen (one scat), No valid nomimtion. Penna-rd (one seat), J. Tucker, farmer, Hotton. Ithossili (one seat). W. Richards, mason. PONTARDAWF'S CHAMPIONS. 1 [-e following have been nominated for th-> several wards :— Cae-gurwe-.n- Ward (Four Seats).— D. M. Davies, William HaigraveSj Thos. Howells, W< Iter Huxley, John James, Morgan James, Samuel Jenkins aud John R.ees. Y'nisymond (One Seat).—John Jordan. C'ydach Ward (Three Seats).—T. V. Evan^ JOLrl1 Jenkins, David John, Dr. John Jones, i L-omas Jones, W. J. P. Player, Daviki Rees :]I).Q. Evtn Wit,]; Yflo. '0'rsh of Cilybebyll (Three Seats).—D. F lewis. Herbert Lloyd, David James, Mforgaai -ne.s, Daniel Thomas (Gellynydd). uvgrucr (Five Seats).—David Hopkiin, R. -on, Thomas Morgan, H. J. Powell, S. David Hopkin, D. W. Davies, h. f" Par>> ''ees, and David Evans. W feajcheil ^'eats).—Rev. T. J. Jenkins, "() Heni^' Thomas. D. W J^hn anJ* A ('l illT€ie Seats).—Wm. Blaenege1! Tlioma^ Rees, J. E. Jones, L W, JaniOs> L. tl. flames, John Bdwv „6 Lew is amd Thoma« FOR WAUX1- NEW CANDIDATK rj ARLWYI>, on ReT. S. J. Davies. of -the D:s- Thnr.^ay, received from tfw cfev ,e nomina. tr>ct Council an intimation that EV m.e jia<j tioi.»s rxf the rev. gentleman's camlid&v been rtgistered. SEATH (4 SEATS).—NO CONTEST, The nominees for Neath were Messrs. Ersri Evans, ex-heald constable; W. B. TTiek, Ho-p- kin Jones (chairman), Edward Davies and Di% J. W. Thomas. Edward Davies, who also nominated for Blaenhonddan, tias with- drawn from Neath, where there will conse- quently be no contest. Aid. H. P. Charleo and the Rev. James Edwards, Nonconformist minister, two of the old members, did not /seek ie-election. The:r seats will, therefore, be taken- by Aid. W. B. Trick and Mr. Evan E'van-s. TNISYM0ND COUNCILLORS. The following nismonil parish counicillors have been elected: Messrs. Robert Kirk- house. R. Gomer Harris, John Haimphrevs, I Henry Thonvts sand Rees Evans.
CWMBWRLA WORKMEN'S DINNER, Convivial Gathering- Co-Part- nership Suggested. Cwmbwrla Works (Swansea) employes &1,t down to their annual dinner at the Hotel Metropole, on Saturday evening, and Mr. Hubert S. Thomas (head manager of Messrs. Richard Thomas, and Co., Ltd.) presided over a company numbering about 120 work- men and officials. Supporting the Chairinan at the cross-table were .-—-Mr. Jas. Wignall' (Dockers' Union), Councillor R. Domrnett, Dr J. D. Davies (works' doctor), Dr. Tom Davies Mr. Joshua. Williams (mamger of the Com- pany's Bury Works,. at Llanelly), Col. T. W. Jones (secretary, Tinplato Masters' Associa- tion), Guardian II. C. Jeffreys, and Mr. E. Morgan (cashier, Bury Works). "The King and Royal Family," submitted from the Chair, was entnusiastically received. Dr. J. D. Davies gave the "Army and Navy and Auxiliary Forces," and he gave it as tis opinion that dispuies between nations would never be settled except by war, and that the war in the Far East sliowed iiis that if Great Britajn was to keep her position as a first-class Power she must possess a good- navy. (Hear, hear.) In responding, Col. J°!les was of opinion tliat war was an abomination, and he thought the time had arrived when it should be im- possible for nations to go to war with one another. War gimp'y nieant that brute force and not argument pi^vailod, and that-N.,IS ■4i-at not watnted. (Heiir, hear.) In Labour disputes thev luid^ai-bitration, and he thought that Mr- Wignall would agree with him tliat such a method was the better way of c-ettlino- all dilfler"- (Applause.) At this stage Mr- "• Wheatstone (secretary Dinner Committee) read aipologies for inabil- ity to attend from ^r- Ihomas (who sent £ 2 towards th3 expenses), Mr. Beaumont Thomas, the Bon. Odo Vivian, Mr. John Lewis, and Mr. E. P. LeWIS. "The town and tiade of Swansea" was en- trusted to Mr. Wign,"> who, in briefly trac- ing the industrial history of Swansea, re- marked that the first strike that he ever re- membered reading. of, was that of workmen against working with convicts, who were em- ployed at the copper furnaces, under a clause in an old chirter. which gave the light to Jm- port criminal labour. Swansea, he believed, had a great future before it industrially, but. if it was to be so, there must be industrial peace in the town-. In tins connection he wel- comed to the district Messrs. Richard Thomas and Co.. Ltd., whose only desire had been that all should be treated alike. (Hear, hear.) tt' Councillor Pomi»ett- in rf'ply, espress-jd the hope that the lo;s of £ 17,003 incurred this year over Swaii&ea s water supply would be checked, if not reduced by the sale cf tW Cray water to other local "nthorities; while going into figures over ram way matters, he complained of bung ijig and want of ability in the legal circle.™ the Corporation w]ien they allowed the Bntisli Electric Traction Co. to have control of ie 10 -(ls for practically the next 90 years. Mr H. C. Jeffre.T? ° — KP°u.ied. Mr. W. E. Francis (assorter) pro}x>s?d the toast of the evening. ^ro&peTity to Richard Thomas and Co- Lw-' reniarked upon the warm interest-, socia 3, c nd otherwise, the firm took in the w^rkm-n, between whom there was a real bond of riendslnp. The toast was enthusiastically received'. The Chairman met with a cordial reception on rising to respond, and tracing wluvt had transtpired since the list annual dinner, he said he did not tlank the taunt that English- men could not fce^P Pace with tlie Amor,Vans held good at Cwmbwrla to day. (Hear, J. .-<ir.) It had been remedied by the financial re- sources of the Companv and r>y sacrifices on the part of the men When the new machi- nery was introduced it meant a hardship to a certain extent to the men but he Loped ,d that for the future they wouid lllre no (-In cessions at the Cwmbwrla \Wks which he believed were now as well equipped as any in England. (Hear, hear.) It wa. impossible undler the industri*il conditions of to-day for the old personal relations to exist, but he was of opinion that there should be a substitute upon the lines of the Labour Co-partnership Association, whereby theie might be a pro- per and legal deduction made every week from the wages, wlucli dtdurtion he suggest- ed would not be felt, nnght ne de- voted towards the P!0i^'«y by the workmen. ha.V€, T ;,y rent to other landlords,01b} the taking r,p of preference shares m the C.Hnpany. (Rear, hear.) He was sure tint .11y conditions that micht be arranged, would be fairly ard squarely met by the C^npany. of whid, he had the honour of being a membel', and that by such means they would ^et a closer i<ia- tionshin existing between the workmen and Other toasts were Oui Gues.s proposed bv Mr F S. Craig, and responded to by SUr*' J I^ewis, J^- Wil iams, and IT. C. Jeffreys; "The Ohairmm; g,ven_ by Mr. Jacob"Knight, who sMe m flat"term? "erms of Mr. H. S. Thomas tl. sii^;)iitte<l bv Air D. Jones, and the Host proposed by Mr Alfred Richards.-Durnig the .yening a really capital programme of vocal and in- strumental music was gone 'h">ugli, the fol- lowing contributing: Mi. li. 1. Hughes (the pianist of the evening, ^), Mr. O. Harris (comic so.i„) Mr. H Davies (song), Master W. Riehnr (vio.in solo), i-Tr. F. S. Craig (song), • '.amuel (sonj), Mr. T. Walters (clarionet solo), etc. ==-
Salvationists Self-Denial, Th.e Salvation Anny self denial effort of tlie Swansea No. 1 Corps realised £ 80-a re- cord breaker, last years total be:g exceeded by £ 8. Seniors collected £ o5, and t).:e juniors £ 2o.
National Telephone Success. The National Telephones Co. claim that their work at Swansea, during the .past seven montlis has met with unprecedented success, and lii.at »tJiey have receoved the following or- dtere for new' and additional telephones — August 55; September, 56; Oc'.ober, 9b; November, 159; December, 127; January, 921; February, 85. This makes a. total of 670 for the seven montlius, or a.n average of 96.
KING AND CHINESE LABOUR Sanction to the Importation Ordinance Disallowed. The King has taken art important decisioil Relative to the ordinance passed by the Transvaal Legislative Council sanctioning the limportation of Asiatic labour into the colony to work the mines. This measure only required his Majesty's signature to be- come operative. The Colonial Office on Friday night issued the- f.oll.ownng :-The Secretary of State for the Colonies telegraphed last (Thursday) night to Lord Miliier informing him that 'it is his Majesty's pleasure not to disallow the Labour Importatcon Ordinance, which can- not, however, be brought into operation for the present. t WHAT THE MESSAGE MEANS. 'I The ''Morning Leader" observes: If we must hazard a guess at what tliis means we should suppose it t<; indicate that Mr. Lyttel- ton, who has been worried by the opposition to Chinese labour on both sides of the House, to say nothing of the representations of the Chinese Minister, into insisting on certain nditions being agreed to by tliie persons d the importers, has now been worried I Mdner into anticipating his assent, those conditions being fulfilled. sfflbiwct to ™ I STY T0 BE CONGRATU- HIS MA-Ji LATED. r* hirt says His Majesty is to The Daily Mail" ted upon thus inter- be warmly oengratuU. ^1 tor, though we p-reting the nauons wu, th-s country to believe that the hostility in great as" has the measure is by no means go ,en of a'l been represented, many EnglKhu yellow shades of political ojxinioa hold th<n "e-rv labour a-houM only be sanctioned alter e. other expedient has been tried and exhausted. COLONIAL OFFICE ANNOUNCEMENT. I j A representative of the "St. Jamee' Caz-b. ette" was officially (informed at the Colonial Office on Saturday that the Transvaal Labour Ordinance would come into operation im- mediately the arrangements as to importation were completed. All that was now necessary to make the Ordinance operative was oxird Malner's proclamation. ■ IM
"EMPIRE" AND THE HOSPITAL SWANSEA MATINEE: MONSTRE PROGRAMME. FINE WEATHER MILITATES AGAINST A LARGE ATTENDANCE. An excellent programme, and one that was keenly relished b" tliose present, was the dis- tinguishing feature of the matinee at the Empire, Swansea, on Saturday, for the benefit of the Swansea Hospital. The only regret was that the house was not filled to greater proportions, for while the popular parts were comparatively well patronised, tthtere were several seats vacant iu the stalls and circle. The whole of the receipts were handed over to the hospital fund, nothing being deductetd in any way for expenses or cost. This is not the only occasion Mr. Stoll has so generously come forward fü-r the benefit of sweet charity, By similar means tho hospital benefitted to bile extent of JB87 last year, while other Jaiud- able objects have also Seen considerably bene- fitted. The arrangements were in the ex- perienced hands of Mr. Mitchell, the resident ma-nager. The attendance included the Mayor (Mr. Griffith Thomas), Sir John Llewelyn and party, Sir John Jones Jenkins and party, Mies Dillwyn and party, Col. Morgan. Col. Wright, Mr. Cleevefii and party, Councillor and Mrs. D. H;urris, Coun. Solomon, Mr. Joseph Hall, J.P.. Mr. and Mrs. D. James and others. In addition to the statf of the Empire, Mr. Hughes, secietaiy of the Hospital, with a number of nurses actiing is additional pro- programme seller^, rendered assdstance. The band under the direction of Mr. T. Tomlin- son "opened the ball" with a pretty over- ture, "United Empires," by W. G. Wai- tHE. Messrs. Austin and Cowan, duettists, flontributed a tuneful melody whdeh met with o capital reception. Eno, the mimic, proved as popular as ever with his well ar- ranged selection. Grell and Gray, come- dians on the tennis court, contributed an agreeable diversion, which was cleverly ex- ecuted. J. H. Hurst, the facial wonder, then took the boards, and made the audience ^positively roar by hits whrimsical^ies. In view of the number of turny —some 20, several coming from the Cardiff Empire—an encore wa.s impossible. Any amount of tun was caused by Terry and Lambert, the cdeal comedy couple, whose musical sketch in a. workman's kitchen was quaint and* clever. Gertie Gitana—a. young artist of promise— delighted all with "A Schoolgirl's Holiday in whidb she sang sweetly and danced neatly The Swansea Trombone Quartette rendered two selections excellently O'Connor and Brady, an eccentric pair, were very funny Dr. Bruce Miller's pneumultipkone aroused been interest and approval; the charming Dohertv 'list- rs were sprightly and graceful, and the Three Gintanos were as sma.rt as any acrobats could be. Add to this splendid bill the muneis of Leo Dryden, A leHurley and Co., The Victoria Male Voice Party (-under the conductorsiliip cf Mr. D. E. Davies), Sis- ters Daere, The Petras Comedy Jugglars, and the American Bioscope, when some idea can be obtained of fine excellence of the entertain- ment. Mi>s Jura. Macknv was prevented from attending owing to llr-o.it trouble, and Mr. J. a. M«cL::nen was also unable to attend. VOTES OF THANKS TO MR. STOLL. During a brief interval, the Mayor, irom the stage, proposed a hearty vote "of thanks to Mr. Oswald StoW the d.iectors ot the W, ii-tpi t, tlie artistes and staff connected with the theatre. Sone of the artistes c-an-e from Cardiff, Mr. Stoll beamng all the ex pense. The Mayor took that opportunity ..f thanking Mr. Tomlinson, the moisical direc- tor and Mr. Albert Mitchell. (Applause.) The hospital was always in need of funds and it was fortunate they had gentlemen lake Mr. Stoll, who d rected theatres all over England, and his co-directors, who not only paid every expense and handed over the prooeeds without any deduction, but helped other institutions—particularly the lifeboat fund-fln the same way. Tlie amount to be handed over to the hosmtal as the re- sult of that entertainment was .£64. thanks to Miss Dillwyn, who had made it even money. (Applause.)—Miss Dillwyn, in EC- conding, said they were all very much in- debted to Mr. Stoll, Mr. Mitchell, the ar- tcstes, and all concerned. No one could sav they had not received good value for their money and the artistes had rendered the jjest in their power (Applause.) The hos- pital had an overdraft of about £ 1,400 and anv extra assistance was greatly appreciated. The artictes had done as befitting imperi- ally and she asked that audience to thank tone and. a.1'1 imperially. (Applause.)—The yote- was heartily accorded and the per- formance then proceeded. Doubtless the fine weather militated against a larger at- tendance.
Russian Hint to England. Reliable advices have been received from South-Eastern Russia announcing tliat the Russian authorities are about to mobilise two army corps in Turkestan. There is no doubt, says the "Dadv Mail." that this movement will initiate a "military demonstration, the details of whrich are being worked out by the authorities.
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Lllanelly Journal Sued for Libel. As ^.r€Ady briefly stated bv us, an interest- ing act-ion for libel has been 'entered for bear- ing at the forthcoming Glamorgan Assize which commence on Monday next. The plaintiffs are the Master and MatrM of the Llanelly Workhouse, who claim £1,000 damages from the "Llanelly Mercury" News- Papei Co., in respect of the publication of cer- L-ax.'1 statements in a series of articles in the "MerJurJ/ alleged to reflect on their char- acter a no the 1uanagement of the Worklioiusc. The witiK^ses are numerous, so that the hearing is likt: Iy to be of a rather lengthy cliaracter. Mr. S. T. Evans, K.C., M.P., and Mr. J. Lloyd Morgan, M.P., have been briefed for the plaintiffs, and Mr. Demmail Bsneon for the defence.
■8B=S= ■ Swansea Finance Committee. The Finance Committee of the Swansea. Corporation met on Friday, Mr. R. Martin presiding. CORPORATION AND THE BANK. The Town Clerk read the Proposed agree- ment with the Bank of England, relative to the new loan. The terms were the same as before, with the proviso that if the Corpora- tion wish to issue further stock without the aid of the Bank, tliey can do so themselves, or go to other bankers. I Mr. Devonald elicited from the Town Clerk that only £ 2,050 had been offered in response to the invitations for loans issued to the poibiic. Eventually the agreement was passed for confirmation bv tlie Council. SCHOOL BOARD PRECEPT. Swansea School Board presented a precept for £ 16,000 up to 29th September. It is therefore obvious the School Board does not consider itself likely to go out of office before this date
Valuable Swansea Property Sale. Mr. Ernest Leader offertd for sale at the HAd Metropole, Swansea, on Friday, six 10t6 of freehold and least-hold properties. Nos. 8 and 10, Mirador-creseent, Uplands, 99 years lease from 1894, ground rent R,8 lis., were disposed of for JB460 and L475 the purchasers being—No. 8. Mrs. Morns, Buckingham-terrace; No. 10, Mr. Enoch Rees. The remaining Iota formed the estate of the late Mr. James Michael. No. 14, Wind- street (freehold), let on repairing lease to Mr. James Hughes, chemist, for 50 years from 1870, at £ 70 per annum, was with- drawn a-t £ 2,100 No. 30, Wind-street (free- hold), lately in lease, to Messrs. S. Allsopp and Son at L125 pEr annum, and now let to Messrs. S. P. Wills and Son and Messrs. C. R. George and Co. respectively at JD30 in the one case and £5 in the other, was with- drawn at £ 1,600; No. 10, Picton-place (free- hold), let to Mr G. A. Branfill at £35 per annum, was bought by Mr. W. S. Clarke for JE705. An improved leasehold rental of JB37 per annum reserved upon "Penallt," Sketty, for 54 vears, was sold to Mr. Tollbridge for L500.
Swansea Camera Club. The annual dinner of the Swansea Camera Club was held on Thursday evening at the I, Mackworth Hotel. 'Tlie cliair wa.s taken, in the absence uf the pre.sident (Mr. Roger Beck), by Mr. R. A. Wheatley, M.A.B.C., who presided over seventy members and friends, including Messrs. iI. A. Chapman, King, Gallon, Roberts, and Watts (of Car- diff, representing the Cardiff Windsor Pho wgmphic Society), Mervyn Williams, F. Rocke, W. R. Stephens (see.), C. Moxham, Bert Chapman, Odo Cha-pman, Madge, Child, J. P. Robinson, Lecocq, etc. The menu card, which was a fine specimen of artistic photog- raphy, was designed by M. Court on. The toast of "The Swansea Camera, Club" was proposed by Mr. Gallon, of Cardiff, who re- ft-ned to the friendly rivalry existing be- tween the Swansea Camera Club and the Car- diff Society, and threatened, on behalf of Cardiff, to M in all the medals Swansea has been good enough to provide for the "pen classes at the forthcoming exhibition. Mr. J. P. Robinson replied, and recounted how the club, which replaced the Swansea. Photographic Society, commenced four years ago with seven members, and that day had nearly 50 members, all workers, and not merely subscribers. The club had been able to do" without outside help in regard to lec- turer during the winter montlis. The annual exhibition has been fixed for April 20-26, and by offering first -clas.s prizes the committee hoped to be able to get to Swansea some of the photographic specimens of the. best work- ers in the country. Mr. J. S. Andrews and Mr. H. A. Clsap- ni-,in spoke to the toast of "The Visitors' The latter said that every year's exhibition he had attended had convinced him that lie had Goniething to learn even from an amateur, and would h tve been only too proud to have claimed some of the work there as his own. Selections of IIUI-MC were given by Messrs. Jeff, George Parker, Walters, Child, Nelson, Chapma.n. the La. France Quartette, and Im- perial Male Voice Party. J -T—. I g
Swansea Reshabite Presentations. A social evening was spent at the Gros- venor Hotel, Swansea, on Thursday, by the Swansea District Rtchabites, when sixty sat down to a knife and fork tea. Presentations of emblems were made to Bio. Tasker. U.S., who dd a hut of assiduous work in connec- tion with tho Swansea conference, ar.d of an emblem to Bro. W. J. Morgan, P.D.C.R-, on passing through the chairs. Bro. U. R- Thoma.s, D.C.R., presided, a.nd was sup- ported by Bros. J. T. Helhngs, D.D.L.R., Jas. Jenkins, P.D.C.R.. W. J. Morgan, j D.T., G. H. Tasker, D.S., W. J. Harr s. D.G., Evan Rees. Acs-oeiation D.b.J.l< W. Newcomle. d'strio: trustee. On the Executive Council also Bros. R. H. Sm'th M-B.D., P.D.C.R., and F. S- P.D.C.R 13ro. Evan Williams (West Glamorgan D strict), in making the presentation to hn. Tasker. referred wckh regret to tho absence of Bro. Joseph Rcsser. J.P., who was to have made the presentation. He said the Swa.;s<a Con- ference had excelled even that hold at Bel- fast, which showed that in Brother Tasker they had had the right man at the helm. Bros. Jas. Jenkins then presented Bro. W. J. Morgan with a P.D.O.R. emblem. Both re- cipients suitably repked. Bro. Morgan is the first to receive a P.D.C.R. emblem. Bro. Williams, West GlaT.organ, propeeed the toast "Success to our order and Swansea Dstiict Adults atid Juveniles," to which Bros. R. H. Smith, M.B.D. and P.D.C.R., and W. Newconbe, P.D.C.R. responded. Bro. ,1. E. Rowlands proposed "The District Officers, past and present," to which Bro. Tasker responded. A vote of 'thanks to 'he committee concluded the business. Songs and recitations were contributed by Bros. D. Griffiths, Beddoe, Edwards, Squire, Mr. Dan Morgan, Bros. Probert aaid Hedges.
-= r Jewish Life Cheap in Russia. I Iviscliineff, Friday—Judgment w as delivered to-day in, cases arising out of the auti-Jfwisii riots last year. Two men were sentenced to four yeare aocl eight months iiard lalbour respectively for murder. Other prisoners received sLoiter terms, ai:<f 36 were acq uitt.ed.-(Reut.er).
I Homewaid Bound, Cairo. March 13.—Mr. and Mrs. Jos: it Cham.ber.tani have st irted on their retjjri London. The right hon. gentleman ie ixt excellent health.—Reuter. Isnaailw- March 13. — Mr. and Mrs. Chamberlain embarked here to-day on board the s,m, Orotara for Naples.—Reuter.
Wreck of the Afghanistan. The Pr&ys Association telegraphs: Th& crew of the Swar^en steamer AfghcinistsQ which was lost in the Red Sea, arrived afe Plymouth on Friday. The steamer, after stranding on a reef about, forty miles north of Suakim, broke her back in the fierce storm and went to pieces, those on board, numbering one hundred in all, were saved with difficulty owing to the tremendous seas.
"Pickwick" as Passive Resister- Mr. Alfred Davies. M.P was on Thurs- day served at. his residence, 'n Hampstead, with a summons for 13s. 8d. for the educa- tion rate in respect of a prol.,erly at Hen-don. The case is to be heard at Hendon. Pohce- co'urt on the 15th inst. Mr. Davies ds passive resister, and does not intend to pay the rate.
Mullah's Offer to the Italians. An Exchange Pa.ris telegram says that a- Massowah message to t-h-e "Rappel" states: — "The Mullah, unable to continue th-e camL- pa..gn, has made overtures with a view to giving himself up to the Italian authorities Oil condition that he will not be handed over to the English. "After consulting the Foreign Office at Rome, the Italian Colonial Governmetfit de- clinted the. iMijllulis offer."
Trueman v. Knoyle Bench Still Obdurate. The case of Trueman v. Knoyle did not come on at Swansea Police Court on Mon- day. On the charge-sheet Mr. David Recfi- Knoyle wasennunoned for perjury; but when the case was called on, Mr. Howel Wat-kins (chairman) .aid:- "We're in the same position iis at the last hearing. The Bench then divided not to d., any more in the matter unless we are cont- pelled by a higher court to do so. We shall adjourn the case now for three months, to see whether we are compe'led to consider the matter any further." Mr. Trueman, who was present, spoke not a word.
Swansea Branch Libraries. Negotiations for sites for the four bland. libraries proposed under the Carnegie giffr to Swansea of J38,000 are still proceeding. The districts suggested for the establish- ment of these brai-ch libraries are V;ctori» Park, Cwmbwrla, Landore, and Morriston At present only one definite offer of a site has been made and that. at Cwmbwrla by Mr. Beaumont Thomas, of the Cwmbwrla Works, but at a lecei.t meeting at the Free Library of the Corporation representatives cf the Landore Ward plans were produced of a sits near the Cwm Colliery, Brynhyfryd, and it was resolved to approach Messrs. Vive an and Sons with a view to securing it for the pu "pose».- of the branch library for that dis- trict. The 8,000, it will be remembered, has to be entrirely devoted to cost of buildings so that it need hardly be ssid that the erec- tion of a structure costing £2,000 upon any estate mlist considerably enhance the value of the surrounding property.
Mr. Jno. Williams Candidature. OBJECTION TO MR. JORS WILLIAMS. The Morriston Trades Council met on Thursday evening, Mr. J. Millard presiding- The secretary reported writing a week aga to Mr. John Williams for an explanation as to why so manv hundreds of the workers in the division had not been consulted nor noti- fied to ttend the Swansea, meeting when be (Mr. Williams) was selected for the Gower Division. Mr. Williams had n-ot re-plied- Several members felt strongly inclined to ig- nore the selection of Mr. W illiams. Ihff Chairman said lie had received a letter horn the secretary of the Gorseinon Trades Council stating that their representative at the Swan- set meeting was not allowed toO vote. It was decided to communicate witi? .he Gor- seinon Council with a new to co-opeuumg m any further action. A deputation s to wait upon the hairdressers to ascertain the cause of non-affiliation, as it was felt that the y sh«>ul<| have been prominent members, sieing that. through combination they had advanced their wages by 50 pec cent.
Collison Near Swansea Who's to Blame ? In the Admiralty Division of the High- Court oa Friday, Mr. Justice Barnes, Kittiuig with Trinity Masters, had before him a claiiu and counter-claim for damage;, arising out of a collision between the steamsinp Devonahiro and the plaintiff's steamship Roasly.i (both now lying in Swansea), in the Bristol Channel on February 21st last. The Devonshire (3,650 tons gross register) was oil a voyage from. Avonmouth to Manchester with part general cargo. The Rosslyn, of 625 tons g-csf, was* bcuiid from Waterford to Swansea in water ballast. The collision occurred at about to quarter to eight in the evening in fine and clear weather. The Rosslyn with her stem struck the Devonshire on the port sioe abaft the bridsre. Both vessels wero considerably damagedT and the Devonshire had to ba neached to prevent her sinking. AccojJing to plaintiff's oase those on tho Devou-shire's'.ghted the Rosslyn when she was from two or three miles oft. As V e vessols closed in upon one another they gc,t into a position to pass all el-.ar port, side to port -ide. Ihe Rosslyn. however, instead of keep- ing on her course suddenly starboarded, and although the helm of the Devonshire was at once hardaported the collision happened. Defendants, on the otfoor hand, said that the helm of the Devonshire was improperly ported when th? vessels were starboard to starflioard. The hearing was eventually adjourned.