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. COLLISION OFF LUNDY.

"ALL OVER IN THREE MINUTES."

STEAMER CAPTAIN'S STORY.j

SAFE WITH THEIR FAMILIES.

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!WALES OR WHITEHALL?i

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CRIME ABOARD A BARGE

j SHIPWRECKED CREW ON BOARD

----PUMPED A PINT OF WHISKEY…

■j YEAR OF REVOLUTION.

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GERMAN NEGOTIATIONS SUSPENDED.

NEATH COAL SYNDICATE.

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SWANSEA UNION ESTIMATES.

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SWANSEA UNION ESTIMATES. AN INf >RiiASE EXPENDITURE LEAP- ING UP. EXPLAINING THE FIGURES: A "POETIC" FLIGHT. The estimates of the Swansea Guardians for the ensuing half-year were placed before the Board on Thursday. Mr. D. Griffiths said the expected ex- penditure was £ 24,834—a little more than the corresponding period of 1905, when it was B25,008. Included was £ 1,800 for costs of three assessment appeals by the Harbour Trust, Topham, Jones and Railton, and toe Mannesmann Co. They expected to win each ca.se-(hea.r, hear)-if they were doubtful the Assessment Committee would not recom-^ mend litigation, but it was proper for the Guardians to provide the money. -Nil. DevonaJd said the popula- tion had gone up—from 1891 to 1904—only four per cent., the number of people in re- ceipt of relief had increased by 29.4 per cent. That was not all. Not only were they increasing the number, but also the amount of outdoor relief had sprang from £ 8,829 to 16,350, equal to 85.3 per cenL They were getting more Liberal—(Hear, hear from Mr. Rogers) —rruch tnore generous than they had been— (Hear, hear from DT. Gomer Lewis) but that was not all. (Laughter.) The ratable ■ value had gone up since 1891 from £ 420,849 to £ 553,804, or an increase of 31.5 pr cent., and had it not been for this the rates would be a third his-her. It was hard enough to pay 10s.—(laughter)—but it was still harder to pay a third more, and that was what ratepayers were doing through the Lgher assessments. It was quite time they began to harbour their resources; could t-.ey not reduce a little of the -61,826 increase in the estimate, either by not erecting the iron building (ostimatea: at £ 200), or 'le-c'ing the painting of the Cottage Homes and offices (£200) for a little time. Mr. Devonald then recited a warning in poetry, to the amuse- ment of the Guardians, beginning: — My warning is this— Be never amiss In doing what is right no'er forget; Be generous with your own, Be just in handing down The money from others that you get. Mr. W. A. Thomas referred to the esti mate of JE1,800 (less RAOO not spent Ir-.t half- year) for ass^ment appeals, and saia that the Guardians had won their case against the Harbour Trust, who were now appeal- ing on one point only. Therefore the Guar- dians must get their costs repaid. He took it that the pth?r two appeals had only to go to the Quarter Sessions, in which case the provision asked was absurd. Mr. D. Griffiths, in reply, regretted ..le could not give it poetically. (Hear, hear.) In respect to Mr. Devonald's reforence to the increase in the out-relief, he pointed out that it was right for every member to economise as much as possible, but during the last half-year there had been an increase of B5 per week on outdoor relief. They iiad assumed a similar increase for the future Mro Devonald: Are all the committees alike? Miss Dillwyn: I think they are not. P- Griffiths: As for the assessment appeals expen&es, we always lose something even if we win. I know I had a case in which, although I got the verdict, it cost me £100. and —— Mr: Roseer (impatiently) :We'll go on with pubiac business, please, not with yours 'La-ughter.) .NIT. D. GrifRbis: ^]I> it is certain for >ne thing, that the winner must lose some- »bing, and the loser mere. (Laughter.) Mr. W. A. Thomas said it would be a remarkable cr.ee if they got a verdict against tbe Harbour Trust, and still have to pay £ 1,400 costs. MY. Ros&er We ask for the money, out £1,400 costs. MT. Rosser We ask for the money, out we don t want to spend it. If you attended the Finance Committee, you would know more about it. Rev. E. O. Evans chaffed Mr. Devonald ^n his poetry, and said if the ratepayers had to bear the brunt of it, they would not unly payl 10s. in tOO B, but 20s., and be very honest men. (Loud laughter.) The recom- mendia-tion of £ 200 for iron buildings had been arrived at only to stave off having to pay anything like £ 5,000 for an isolation aospital. The estimates were then adopted.

EX-CWMAVON CHEMIST.

SWANSEA GIRLS' HIGH SCHOOL…

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SWANSEA AND MUMBLES LINE AND…

I STABBED AT A CARNIVAL.

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--.------.;.;..:" LOCAL COMPANIES.

---_..-.... FIVE FAILURES.

MUMBLES DEBTOR AND HIS WIFE

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BEHIND CLOSED DOORS. (

ONE OF THE UNEMPLOYED.

FOUGHT IN THE CIVIL WAR.