THE RECENT SWANSEA CONTEST. COL. WRIGHT'S SERVICES APPRECIATED. I PRESENTATION OF AN ILLU- MINATED ADDRESS. T'F SIR JOHN LLEWELYN ON TARIFF hEfOPM. in the hi& Saturday was a red-letter uaj A&^CLa- tory oi the Swansea Gonserva \vri^ut> non, when In too evening Col. J. ]j„Dt tigut V.D., J.P., who niaae such a tavvn at for the Unionist caiuse for present the recent general election, v^^ress, as a witn a hanckoiiie. iliuminat. ,eJ.ltiing the memento of tu<3 occasion. A SI1iokmg pleasing occasion was an exceii WaQ roade concert, at wlncu the Pr^eEWL^.TiDei*s, the and to which, beside the su „^lflxittee of members of the Executive the can- t-he Conservative Association in by the vassers, whose names were se fining hall ward officers, were invited, t prett^y attached to the Salisbury Clu _caslon, the and effectively set vut fo-r the room neatly rioor being carpeted and the o-n-oolo lIre d decorated with yellow and sa"vj11le a pia,t- testoons, with streamers acrOS^rte £ l and lent iorm at the end had been er ol pink -1 picturesque air with its S blue at the nd salmon, relieved with lig mfortably ar" sides. The hall was most <-<> >j garden ranged for concert purposed? tlirougf|-oUt''1 tables being set at tnterva. s chef The presentation, which w place duiing d'osuvre of the evening, ^ir-amine. •s an interval in the oonoert P c|s,jU1e Jlu- stated, it took the form of eQ eXecuted mmated address, which nad best 6tjie. by Mr. Morgan Thomas ui chosen, the The colours were artistica the highest borders and lettering 1 i^toP was the credit on the artist. On t one of the borough coat of :.rD1.5, \It hed w-ith views sides was charmingly embell Qce of Col. of Pantygwydr—the rf..s\,k Swansea, all Wright—and the North 1) » finely executed by hand. mqRABLE "PLEASANT A>Vnv 0CCA ;ery pleasant and "We have met °V 'J the opening memorable occasion, n who pre- remarks of Sir J. '• D- mt*ill/,ntici.l company, sided over a large and inn Those who completely (illed w the chair- present included, in <*ddi 1 evening, man and the genial guest It Leaver, J. Messrs. Roger Beck, J; Con R. Davies (chairman oi Fe vVaddington servative Association}. t F Brad- V ht ,p. (ageni). Major C » ntff. D ford, Messrs. Joeepn ti g x^_ Davies (editor "^hard (agent for Miss wards, H. Llew. rr c^dwajia(ir> A. P. Talbot), Ck>uncilk)r Brook, Capt. Dr. GN» £ ,4*^ j. c. D.vTm Morris, Dr. Mes'srs Baldwin'), Fred federal (colliery »*»'«<• A I Sen? & M Peel, W. l-loyd, J. n fi w LI Jenkins, G. Andrews, F° Gi-e, W. J. Treharne, F. i->!0vlev Mears, F. Heddoes Nash, J. E. Jen- kins (headmaster of the National Schoois). A. Abbott, A. J. Cbappell, C. Rewinds. J. P. Jones, W. Laughame Morgan. J. J. Lowick, J. H. Grant, J. Preece, W Walters (St Thomas), Weston G. Lewis, A. C. Wright, C. Maggs, W Bright, D. T. Mor- gan, B Thomas, G. C. Chalk, E. Poole, and many others. Numerous letters cf apology for non-at tendance were read, including the following —Duke of Beaufort., Lord Swansea. (who is now on the Continent), Lord Tredegar (who had another engage ment), Lord Dynevor (whose daughter, the Hon. Gladys Rice said her father was ..way in Japan), Mr. E. Helme (who had a Yeo- many engagement), Rev Fathers Fitzgerald and Gwydr. Messrs. Graham Vivian (who is absent from home), F. H. Glynn Price, Major Aiex. Sinclair, Robert S Lindley, J.P.. T. T. Corker (who had an important engagement at Cardiff), T. P Richards, F Pecrose Richards, F L. Richardson, G. Tr-- vor Gwgor, A. C. Had land, Sidney Greater, Gerald Eden. d. Thompson, W. Cox. Nearly tJi the letters referred to the splendid fight that Col. Wright had made, and how ex- ceedingly sorry they were at not being able to be present. THE ADDRESS: "YOUR GREAT SER- VICE TO THE PARTY." Sir J, T. D. Llewelyn, who was enthusi- astically i-eoeived, called upon the energetic secretary (Mr. F. W ado mgton) to read the illuminated addrese, which was as follows: "TO COL. JOHN ROPER WRIGHT, J.P. "We, the undersigned, on behalf of the Swansea Conservative Association desire to place on record our sense of the great ser- vice you have rendered to the f arty by championing its cause at the last General Election. "Although defeated, the proof of your ster- ling ability and character was shown by your receiving a larger number of votes ihan any previous Unionist candidate had ever polled for the Borough. I "We beg to thank you most heartily for I the courage, perfect temper, and wireless zeal which you exhibited in spite of pohticaJ misrepresentation, which time but further serves to demonstrate. I "We hope you may long be spared to up- hold the great principles of t.he Conservative Party. (Signed) "JOHN T. D. LLEWELYN, President. "JNO. R. DA VIES, Chairman. "J. R. LEAVER. Eon. Treasurer. "F. WADDINGTON, Secretary and Agent. "Swansea, 24th March, 1906." SPEECH BY SIR JOHN LLEWELYN. Then, on behalf of the company. Sir John made the presentation to "our excellent friend." as he termed him—Colonel Wright. (Applause.) He took that opportunity ol congratulating both the colonel and the Conservative workers upon the fact recorded I upon that handsome illuminated address. tied that was Colonel Wright bad polled the I largest numlx'i of votes ever given in that borough for any Unionist candidate. (Applause.) The last election, he thougnt, should be very encouraging to all of them; personally, it ;:iade him very anxious, in- deed, to do everything in his power—and he asked those present to do the same—to help forward the organisation of the Unionist Association in Swansea, both for the regis- tration and also for the organisation, so that they might be in a position to improve the last figures at the next General Election. (Arr. •<■.) There was no doubt, continued Sir Jour., we were passing through a very critical time, and the term Free Trade might well bo called, in the phrase which had been given to us since the election, a "termino logical inexactitude." (Laughter and ap- plause.) Free Trade was not fair trade, 1.11(1 he saw all around a constant cry for rEform-what reform was not exactly de- termined—but some reform in our rules which governed this country. (Hear, hear.) I He was told we were on the verge of trou- blous times in the great tinplate trade, largely upon which the prosperity of Swan- I sea. depended; but the new hostile tariffs being put upon us by foreign countries must affect the welfare of the trade—one of the staple trades of the neighbourhood—must affect :t, he repeated, to the detriment of Swansea. (Hear, hear ) It that be so, it only pointed to the facts Unionists had said before —facts maintained and upheld— that we ought to be in a position to nep-o tiate with other countries who propose" to put on those hoc-tile tariffs. (Applause If we were in a position to negotiate, Sir John relieved other countries would hoki their hands and would not proceed to the extremities some had gone to. (Hear hear.) We had seen troubles id the past, and he feared We were about to see those troubles again m the future. He saw ;u the large power of the Labour party a ten dency to enquire for themselves—to look deepiy into this 'ratter how trade might be I improved, and if it were to be improved tv better negotiations with our Colonies, to I adopt that attitude.. (Hear, hoar.) It w'as absolutely necessary ic cultivate our future trade. ëino upon that platform Colonel Wright worked io assiduously and well at the last election. whi.h was not the first time the colonel bad propounded his convic- tions; he was a Tariff Reformer long before the question came before the country. (Ap plause.) Sir John believed that in the near future we should hear a good deal more of Tariff Reform, because it was a constructive policy which the Unionist party had taken up and made its own for the benefit and wel- fare of our brethren—the large indu- -I masses in Swansea, upon wnom the pros, ity of the port depended. (Applause. h Sir John wished he was more able to come amongst them, as he used to in days gone by, but his age was increasing, and his health did not permit him to come before them as often as he w'shed and address them as eloquently as in the bygone days, But he could assure them that he felt as strongly as ever ?hat the Unionist party s cause was right, and its future bright, and one which they need not have any fear to advocate. (Applause.) The distinguished; chairman then presented the illuminated address, which was gilt-framed, on their behalf—an address which he was glad to think had been made and drawn up by a Swansea man, and to whom it reflected the greatest credit. (Applause.) He trusted the memento they were presenting would remain in Colonel Wright's lamily for many years as a memorial of the splendid and gal- lant fight he had made on behalf of Swansea. There were very few places in the United Kingdom where at the last election the fig- ures of the Un.onist party had shown so material an increase as in Swansea. Sir John, in conclusion, wished Colonel Wright many years of happiness and prosperity. (Loud applause.) COLONEL WRIGHT RECALLS THE WELL-FOUGHT FIGHT. Colore' Wright, who was cheered Ilong and loudly, said it was a very proud moment for him to be amongst so many friends, and to receive the donation they had given him. He oould hardly find word's to thank them sufficiently for the magnifi- cent testimonial of their esteem, except to say it would long be kept in his family—- (hear, hear)-and would be looked noon as a souvenir of what he called a welf fought fight. (Cheers.) Though they had been de- feated, there was no disgrace in it. They had come to the end of l." e campaign, and his duty now was to tell them to prepare lor the next. (Hear, hear.) Sir John had toid them they must organise; that went without saying, and he thought those ui the room might do an enormous service to the cause by using passing events for argu- ment In ^u^ure fig1- (Hear, hear.) They had before them at the present moment ¡5Iome remark instances of what the other party was. There was now this ques- tion of the Transvaal, and they had Mr. W mston Churchill fighting. For what' To him, it seemed the destruction of a colony that had cost them so many mil- lions to get. Years ago they had a Radical military Majuba, and the end of it was the country was plunged into costly bloodshed. Now they had had a political Majuba-- (1aughter)-and what might end would lie the colony leaving England, leaving the British Empire. If the policy that was at present proceeding was carried on he thought it would end in that, and it was for them to think what that meant—perhaps no. only the dismemberment of the empire, but the beginning of the end. (Applause ) Once started, it could not stop, it wotud go on from colony to colony, and this they must impress on their friends, who would then think about it if it was possible to get fViem to think. Statistics were not everything, and he asked them not to be guided by figures too much. They were useful 2S registers, in many cass they were arguments, but in other instances again they became fallacious. They must get their friends—workmen—to realise what masters were looking and aiming at, that was, -where to get work and how to get it. The mas- ters themselves in his district had been unanimous on the question of fair trade, be- cause they saw trade departing from them saw what was happening in other coun- tries, and what was hampering them. riney themselves had seen that notices had been put up in works. Masters were afraid they woiiJd not get orders because other coun- tries had been able to commence making sunnlies themselves. (Applause.) If these notices came to anything, if the works were stopped, they must press en people the harm they had done, the harm in the policy fought for successfully at the last so make the run- ning for the next contest. (Cheers.) The previous day he had the pleasure of hearing Mr. Lloyd-George at Cardiff, and heard him say that now he was in a position to be cri- ticised, he didn't like it. ("No," and laughter.) He begged that there should be less criticism. (Laughter.) He (the speaker) begged of them to give all the cri- ticism they possibly oould—(hear, hear, and cheers)—not to stand in the way of construc- tion, give all the possible help for that- but criticise to their hearts' content. (Laugh- ter.) The Liberals did the same to them. Another thing that was pressing close just now was set out in Lord Roberts' able ad- dress with regard to the Army. They had a Government pledged on giving Old Age Pensions, food to the children, which was very nice, right, and wo-thy of adoption, but it all took money. The Chancellor of tho Exchequer had been confronted with these demands, and what he said was that "I have no money." How did they propose to get it? Some, as far as he could see, they expected to get from land taxation; but, more than that, and far worse, they wanted 10 get it by cutting down the Army and Navy. ("Shame!") No more disas- trous taing could happen than that. If they attempted to cut down the Army or Navy—and though they had not done it now, still they were urged on to do so—he implored them to do all in their power to prevent it, and rather have the Army and Navy augmented. (Cheers.) That was what they were tinkering with now. What he wanted them to do was to criticise as much as possible, to make ready for the next election. (Hear, heaT.) They would get a candidate somewhere, though it was not likely to be him—(loud cries of "Yes, yes!)—they would possibly get some good Welshman, who would get votes better than he could—("We'll have yor., Colonel")—and if they kept their shoulders to the wheel dur- ing the whole of the vacation—it was a va- cation—(laughter)—then if they solidly vot- ed for him-at least, he meant for whoever came out—(laughter and "It'll be you")— there would be a possible, and a probable, win. (Cheers.) When the swing of the pendulum came, it would assuredly swing back towards them. For the present, he wanted to thank them for the handsome testimonial they had given him; to thank all those who had worked at the last elec- tion, the committee of the club, and those members who gave such good support, no less than to Mr. Waddington for his able RS6istance-(bear, bcar)-and to Sir John Llewelyn for working as he did. (AppLamse.) He would never forget the kindness they did him, and only one nasty word was thrown at him during the contest. That hurt him; "'=- -».8- :;¡¡:
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GLOSSOP MURDERER REPRIEVED. George Alfred Smith, the young Glossop weaver, sentenced to death cjt Derbyshire Assizes for murdering his aunt at Glossop I by belabouring her with a rolling pin, has been reprieved. it was the remark witn regard to rort, xai- bot, and it was an insinuation that he could jiot. do his duty to Swansea because of that position. He begged them to believe that, the considerations of his business would never have militated against his doing any- thing for Swansea. (Hear, hear, and pro- longed enthusiasm.) Colonel Wright, explaining that Sir John had to leave the meeting, proposed a vote of thanks to him tor presiding. He had come a.t very great trouble to himself, and the speaker considered it an honour to re- ceive the presentation at his hands. (Hearj bear.) "Do you all say 'Ave'?" Colonel Wright asked. "Aye! Aye!" every voice thundered with pride, several people springing np to vent their feelings more satisfactorily. Responding, Sir John Llewelyn assured them he appreciated the honour and the thanks. It was always a pleasure and satis- faction to him to come amongst them, and he earnestly wished his health would 'allow him to be m as close touch with his old con- him to be In as close touch with his old con- stituents as he once was. Like a good oak frame to a noble, picture was the music served up. Rousing quar- tettes by the Tawe Glco Party displayed some tip-top talent, and individual sin^in1* of the best order was forthcoming from Messrs. Robert Hughes, J. Stephens 1.,1. Bowen Joan Roberts, John Lewis, An- drew Bell, and Tom Griffiths. Mr. Alf Thomas s drollities were convulsing, and hIS sly references to the colonel were uotthf tf e?,j0y~ by th- gallant gentleman him- self. Mr. Tom Jones was drawn upon to good purpose, and he, with Mr. Syd Ed- wards, evoked no end of fun. Mr W. H. Jones as well—it needs not to say in what manner he contributed. A 'cello" solo was piaved by Mr. F. Hutton, and capable as- sistance at the piano was afforded by Messrs Horace Samue1 and Geo. Lewis. Mr. F. Eden proposed a vote of thanks to ilr. J. R. Davies for filling the chair ifter Sir John had left. nnd Mr. Davies, in reply, hoped that evening's gathering would have good results and en courage them to constant fidelity to the cause, and in placing their guest in Parlia- ment as Swansea s representa-tive. (Cheers ) he sincerely trusted that Colonel Wrigh* would again figh:. their battle. (Hear, hear.) More cheers—"For he's a joIJv good fel- low" ?bcers again, and the proceedings ended.
NAVY PENSIONER'S FUNERAL. IMPRESSIVE BURIAL SCENE AT COCKETT. The funeral of the kite Ernest Geo. Wil- hams, ex-Xavy pensioner, of 10, Pentre E-styll, Swansea, took place on Sunday after noon, and was a.n impressive function, by reason of. the presence of a contingent of the United Service Brigade, under Adiut A. E. Taylor, members of the board present being Messrs. Alf. Maggs (represent- ing the commandant), Albert Hinder, J. T Mason, and G. Grey. There was also present a squad of coastguardsmen, eight on each side of the coffin (which was draped with the Union Jack, and under the command of Capt. Rees (Mumbles Fort). 'Rev. W. Roderick (vicar) officiated at Cockett Ceme tery, and the principal mourners were de- ceased's immediate relatives. Deceased only left the Service a week be- fore Christmas.
MONSTER OF THE DEEP. FOURTH LARGEST SHIP AFLOAT AT PORT TALBOT. There is at present at Port Talbot Docks th*- fourth largest ship afloat, viz., the tour masted ship "Alsterda.m.m." of Hamburg. Built in 1892. by Russell and Co., of Glas- gow, for an English firm, it was at that time the largest ship afloat, but since then she has given way to three other monsters of the deep. It was built for carrying capacity and not for speed. It has a registered tonnage of 3,259 tons, and has carrying capacity 5,6-0 tons. I he length of keel is 329 feet, beam 47 teet, whilst her main mast towers IK) feet m the sky. Its capstans and winches are worked by steam. The crey; number 36 naads. Captain Corda, of Ha.mburg, is in command It arrived in Port Talbot on Thursday last from London, in which port she diB. charged a cargo of grain from Ran Francisco
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SWANSEA FISHERMAN'S SAD CASE. ATTEMPTED SUICIDE: WORRY AND EXPOSURE. At Tenby on Monday William Ellis, a. Swansea fisherman, was charged with at- tempting to commit suicide by cutting bis throat with a table knife on March 3rd. Defendant had been in the Cottage Hos- pital since the date of the injury. Colonel Fitzgerald suggested that it was a case in which defendant should be de- fended, but Eilis said he did not desire pro- fessional advice; he wished the case settled a.t once. It was stated defendant had been depress- ed owing to proceedings for illegal trawl- ing, for which he was heavily fined. Three or four days prior to making the attempt upon his life Ellis left his lodgings at Tenby, where he was putting in drill as a Naval Reservist, and did not return until the end of the week, during which period he had been without food and exposed to the wea- ther. Dr. Drake expressed the opinion that de- fendant was not at the time responsible for the act; he was perfectly sober at the time, and his mentaJ condition was due to worry, want of food, and exposure. The Bench discharged defendant, at the same time asking his brother-in-law to look after him.
SWANSEA SCHOONER'S TERRIBLE TIME. DISMASTED IN THE ENGLISH CHANNEL. SAFELY TOWED INTO THE SOUTH DOCK. After an exciting experience in the terrible weather which prevailed in the English Channel during the past fortnight the three- masted schooner, Industry, arrived safely in Swansea South Dock on Saturday night, in tow of the local tug Conqueror. She is owned by Mr. Jno. Bevan, Mount- street, Swansea, and is laden with 330 tons of scrap iron for the Upper Forest Works, Morriston, On the way from London to Swansea she got in the thick of a furious gale off St. Alban's Head. Isle of Wight, and such was the force of the elements that she was com- pletely dismasted, lost the greater part of her sails and gear, ajid was then taken in tow by the foreign steamer Antwerpen, and towed into Cowes. whence she was taken to Swansea by the Conqueror. I Lying in the South Dock she presents a trulv battered-appearance, and a photograph in a London illustrated journal last week represents her in her crippled condition being towod into Owes. The skipper is Capt. fichael Errett, and I none of her crew re Swansea men.
———-—————-="* TWO BOTTLES OF BRANDY. TAKEN FROM THE CELLAR OF A SWANSEA HOTEL. At Swansea on Tuesday Robert Smith, I fireman, and Charles Noble, labourer. Was- sail-square, were charged with stealing two bottles of Three Star brandy, value Us., from the Three Lamps Hotel cellar, Temple- street. Supt. Gill applied for a remand, as they wanted to make inquiries. F. E. Vinnicombe said two bottles were missed from the cellar. Defendants had been putting coal into an adjoining cellar. Sa.muel Harriscn, Wassail Inn, said one of the defendants offered him a bottle of brandy for two shillings. Detective Howard had afrrested prisoners. Defendants were remanded for a week.
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THROWN OFF A WAGON. BRYNHYFRYD MAN KILLED. BOXES OF TIN FALL ON HIM A sad fatality happened at Landore, near the old Mill brook Foundry, just before two o'clock on Monday afternoon. A tin .vagon, belonging to Mr. Hyman, of Morriston, and loaded with tmplates for Swansea, was pro ceeding along the road, when a tram car came along, and at the spot named the two came into collision. The wagon w as driven by Edmund Thomas, Pentre, and sitting on the • wagon was a young man, named Charles Pugh, of Eaton-roaoi, Brynhyfryd, a single man. it seems that Pugb was ha-ving a. lift down the road, and when the collision took place he was thrown oft the wagon into the gutter, and several boxes oi tmplates fell .upon him oy the force of the impact.. His uoad was terribly crushed, and Dr. Brice was .mine diatdy sent for. Sergt. Northcote was quickly present, together with P.C.'s 'laylor. Grove, and Hill. It was at once seen that the injuries were of the most serious nature, and snortly after the occurrence the young man died. The body was removed to tiie Lanaore Poli::e Station. HOW THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. Further inquiries shew that the tin-wagon, which was proceeding in the direction of Swansea collided witii ear o. 19, driven by Dd. Davies, the car proceeding in tne direc- tion of Morriston. It is alleged that the tin-wagon pulled over on to tne wrong side oi the road, which is extremely narrow at this point, and at which several accidents have happened- j It was clear of the front part of the car, and it is alleged that the driver inadvertently pulled the wrong rem- as the car was pass- ing, witn the result that tie wagon turned into the middle of the car, broke the brass vestibule rod, and then caught in the back of the car, the step of which W86 nearly krocked in and the guard covering the wheels being nearly torn oft. The result of the impact was that the tm- wagon turned over and the unfortunate young man fell, with some heavy tinplate boxes on him, crushing him badly. The driver was taken into the Cooper's Arms, where it was found he was suffering from severe shock, and subsequently home to Pcntrc Estyll, whilst the body of deceased was taken bome to Eaton-ioad. PITIFUL SCENE WITNESSED. Tha epct where the accident happened is about 150 yards below the new Landore Church, on 'the left band side proceeding to Morriston. Pugh fell in the gutter, "and when he was extricated he was bleeding pro- fusely from the head. As quickly as pos- sible he was released, but he oniv 6urvived a short time. His body was placed in the came c."1I" and was at the ixittom of Field- street, where the c'ice Station is situated, met with the &mbutaace. A number of dis- tressed females quickly c-ygregated, aid a pitiful slg-ht. was witnessed of the deceased s sister wringing ijer hands with grief. Mean- while Edmund Thomas, also a young man, was being attended to in the Cooper's Arms, and was subsequently carried out, placed on a cab, and taken to his home. lhe Corporation have had under consider- ation the widening of this part of the road for some considerable time. A measurement taken shows that the left hand side of the road coming towards Swansea—is two feet wider than the right, but it is stated that drivers from Morriston prefer the right hand side about this spot. The tin-wagon was I considerably damaged, and the oar with which it cajne into contact was, after coming to Swansea, driven to the depot.
SWANSEA 'PHONES TilANAGER. Ii MR. LISTING DEPARTURE FOR ] EXETER. 1 At the National Telephone Co.'s district offices, Swansea, on Saturday night, a pre- stntation was made to Mr. H. S. Distin, district manager, un the occasion of his ] departure for Exeter. There was a repre- sentative gathering of tlje staff, including Messrs. G. Hey (contract agent), A. Siberry (local manager), W. H. Crook (chief cierk), < P. W. Cunliffe (Neath oentre), A. C. Stowell (Llanelly centre), and others. I < Mr. Hey referred to Mr. Distin's connec- tion with the Swansea, district and wislied him sucoeas in his new sphere.—Mr. Siberry, on behalf of the staff, formally handed Mr. Distin a golid watch suitably inscribed and silver cigarette case. Mr. Distin thanked the staff for their kindness and referred to the pleasant time he had spent amongst them. As already stated, Mr. W. E. Gauntlett (late district manager, Gloucester) succeeds Mr. Distin. II;
DR. BARNARDO'S HOME AT SWANSEA. PROPOSAL TO REMOVE IT TO LONDON. Swansea people have been taking an in- terest in the branch of Dr. Barnardo s Homes established in St. Helen's-road, next the Shaftesbury Hall. Perhaps they have not been taking so v.arm an interest financially as they might, I. otherwise there would not be the e-ign "house to let" displayed in the garden of the premises* Although, we believe, the hnaJ step has i not yet oopn positively decided on, it is proposed to remove the home back to Lon don. None of the boys housed at Swansea are local.
FERRULE IN HIS EYE. | REMARKABLE MANSLAUGHTER CASE AT ASSIZES. TREHERBERT COLLIER DIS- CHARGED. The Lord Chief Justice on Monday heard a remarkable charge of alleged nj.msiaugh- L'Sr n* morSan Assises, prisoner being a col lei named James Phillips (36), deceased being another collier, Robert Lloyd, both of ireheibert. Mr. Lloyd Morgan prosecuted, and Mr. S. T. F-vrms, K.C., M P., and M- Ivor ilov.en defended. It was istaoea for the prosecution that on the evening ol February 10th prisoner and his brothc-r, Wni. Phillips, deceased, and others were in the Runway Hotel A dis- pine a?t»se^ and they were ordered out. One ot Me Phi.'lipscs said to Lloyd, I will see; who is best mar, One witness stated that uteoased and W;u. Phillips were "shaping to .ight, when prisoner ga\e a thrust at ueeiMsed with an umbrella, the point enter- ing the eye. He fell, and died half an hour alter rcacamg home. .:i P°s-mortem disclosed the presence III .he i-ocKet of the eve of the ferrule and! wasner ot an umbrelfa. It was that when arrested prisoner said, ^.aict to Liovd "Come on, and i will umbrella. i ri.v.mer denied savr"<- this, and averred aH he said w;.s. on, and I will give! .V'-iu aP with tli's." He and deceased had been the best of friends. Decea-sed s.iypeo against the umbrella. Jury found prisoner not guilty, a.nd he was discharged.
FIVE YEARS' FRIENDSHIP. TAjBACH TINAVORKEP. AND PORT TALBOT GIRL. At *vfJra;'on 011 Monday Hannah Jones, jingle, N". zo, Celluloid Cottages, Port Tal- i>ot, summoned Thomas David, tinworksr, 4. South-street, Taikach, to show cause, vcc..wr. M. Thomas appeared for plain- tift; jlr ^UI5-er defended. Air. ihomas said the parties kept com- pany on and eff for f-\e years. A female r-y.ld was born on February 7th last, of which complainant alleged that defendant -,v"s tho lather. Intimacy had taken place on several occasions. ~in'September defend- ant left the place, and was not ec«3n age in until a low drivs before the child was born. Complainant corroborated, and alleged that she told David of her condition in June. She admitted she did not mention it again to him until September. When she spoke to him in June'he told her to put her feet in hot water. Martha Mary Jones (sister of complain- ant) said she h'ad jeen the parties together. —Catherine Snook and Margaret Ann Deni- son gave similar evidence. ilr. Hunter, for the defence, said the case wa.s one which must fail for want of corro- boration. There had been no promise of marriage, and defendant took no advantage of complainant uncer promise of marriage. The Bench, however, decided that the case had been proved, and ordered defend- ant to pay 3s. 6d. per week for 15 years.
BURGLARS ACTIVE AT SWANSEA "ENCORE" VISIT TO MESSRS. J-NES, DICKINSON AND CO.'b. MOST MYSTERIOUS AFFAIR. File premises of Messrs. jones, Dickinson and Co., Ltd., Swansea, were twice broken into in a determined manner by burglare last week, but the culprits were only able to take away about £ 10. How entrance was affected remains partly a mystery, but the office was the point they made for, and this they broke into presum- ably from the Goat-street entrance. The police have the matter in haud, A "Daily Post" representative who visit- ed the euaLIlsiiiiicn. on Monday, was able to judge for Irmself of the probable meth- ods adopteo. Fovv entrance was effected has, so far, baffled tne police. It ec,iisthiit on Tuesday morning, when the employes en- gaged in the office upstairs arrived, they found the door had been forced, the lock broken, and small packets of change left for the girl cashiers missing from a desk. The front parts and roof of the building were at the time in the hands of workmen, who were effecting repairs, and ladders ,1!- lowing access to the roof were left leaning against the walls. In the day-time a front window in an upper storey ivas opened to allow workmen to proceed with their em- ployment, but after the day's work this was closed. On Friday morning the cashier was aina-zed to find the office door again open. A new spring lock had replaced the old one, and this the burglars failed to force, and a chopper from a side room was obtained and the panels of the door smashed. The bur- glars went for the same cash drawer, and took about three packets of money contain- ing 25s. each, and some loose money, but, evidently working in the dark, overlooked a packet of five-shilling pieces. The total amount stolen was about £ 10. There was no sign on the premises to show how en- trance to the building had been effected. The front fan-light in Oxford-street is the only other possible place, although there is no sign of persons having made an entrance Miore. One theory, however, is that some- one concealed himself on the premises dur- ing the repairing work and left the premises by means of the ladders.
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AMERICAN LABOUR PLOT. TO BLOW UP NON-UNIONISTS DYNAMITARD'S CONFESSION. I ("Times" Second Edition Telegram per Press Association]. New York, Sunday.—Charles Moran, the member of the Bridgemen's and House Smiths' Union, who was arrested several weeks ago with two other ironworkers, and charged with attempting to destroy with dynamite a building m course of construc- tion in the city, has mad? a complete con- fession. According to the Assistant District At- torney, Moran declared tha.t the officials of the New York and New Jersey branches of the Union provided him with money for the destruction of various building,, on which non-Union labour was employed. Another of the men in custody has con- fessed that he attempted to carry out the orders of the Union officials to damage the cables holding derricks at a large building in Stone-streit. He was to receive one hun- dred dollars if the job proved successful.
WHEN THE WERN FARM FOLK WENT TO CHAPEL. SINGULAR YSTRADGYNLAIS CHARGE OF BREAKING AND ENTERING. MR. VINES LEEDER AND SERGEANT •ARRilTT. At Ystradgynlais on Monday Benjamin Evans, collier, Ynis, was charged with breaking into the residence of Thomas Jones, Wern Farm, Ystradgynlais, with in tent to commit a felony. Mr. Molyneaux Thomas prosecuted, and Mr. Leeder, Swan- sea, defended. Mrs. Jones, Wern Farm, was first wit- ness. Mr. Leeder interposed that complainant didn't want to prosecute, and that t-hit wit- ness was giving evidence against her will. Sergeant Jarrett knew it was a case got up by the police. Sergt. Jarrett: No, I don't know, sir; you are misleading the &nèh! 11 Mr. Benthall I don't think Mr. Leeder should make a statement of that kind. I Mr. Leeder: I think I shall be able to prove it. Witness wanted to give her evidence in Welsh, and Sergt. Jarrett was about to act as interpreter. Mr. Leeder: Ob, no; I can't agree to the sergeant acting as interpreter. Sergt. Jarrett [grieved) 1 thought you had a better opinion of me than that. Mr. Leeder (cheerily) I don't doubt your ability as an interpreter. Mr." Williams, school attendance officer, volunteered to interpret. Complainant said she left the house at half-pa-st live on Sunday, February 25th, to go to chapel, leaving her daughter, who shortly followed. At a quarter to nine she returned, and looked for the Key above the door, but found it in a different place. Tn the latch was a note. Inside an ornament was broken, and on Monday she saw that the drawer, usually kept locked, had been forced. She was in the habit of keeping money in the book-case drawer, but had taken it to chapel. Piisont.r had been at their house many times. On the following Wednesday prisoner came there. She asked him, "What is the reason, Ben Evans, you have come up this morning?"' "Mr. Jarrett has been with me ycst.erday," replied pris- oner. "Do you doubt me. A itness re- plied somebody had been in the house. Wit- ness identified a screwdriver (produced), whi-h was kept in the kitchen. Mr Leeder Ben Evans works with your son at the same colliery.' WLtness Yes. Partners, aren't they?-For all I know. Have you always found defendant a re- spectable man?—Yes. You don't think yourself that he would be likdv to touch any money of yours?—1 can't say. Witness admitted nothing had oeen taken out oi the drawer.. Mary Ann Jones, daughter, gave ewactice. John Jones, son of complainant, repairer at Yiiiscedwyn Colliery, met defendant that evening, who said he had left a paper on the latch to tell him to come to work at midnight. He saw defendant also on Mon- d;\v. and informed him someone had broken into the house. "Weli, well there's a pity replied defendant. "You don't believe it was me?" Witness replied, "No." La- ter in the week, while at work, he said to defendant, "I guess it was you in the house. Defendant replied, "I can't help vour guessing it was me; I must be prose- cuted. Bv MT. Leed-ir They were great friends. Asked if he really thought defendant was in the house, witness replied, "I only guess." >ir. Leeder: Do you think if defendant had gone up there to take your money, that I he wouM .have been such a fool as to put a note on your door? Witness I wouldn't trust him. Sergt. Jarrett said on February 28ih he arrested deienda.nt, who replied, "I am free I did not break into the farm at all. Replying to Mr. Leeder, witness said the police saw prosecutor before he had time to give information. Did he instruct you to employ a solicitor? —No; he said there ought to be one. Did be go to a solicitor?—I don't know. You swear you don't know?—Certainly, I don't know, sir. Have you any document signed by Thos. Jones thai he wishes this case to proceed?— No. I put it to you, you've gone on with this c.ase because this man once gave evidence against the police?—No, sir; I don't bear any feeling of thai kind- The Clerk objected to this cross-examina- tion but Mr. Leeder retorted, "I'm en- titled to make it, and I shall do it." Mr. Thomas protested that unless Mr. Leeder was prepared to prove it he had no right to make such a suggestion. Clerk said that when informed of any offence it was absolutely the duty of the police to inquire into it. They must do their duty. Mr. Leeder All I say is, the police act very peculiarly up this Valley. Continuing his cross-examination, Mr. Leeder questioned the sergeant as to why he had not brought the damaged chest and I drawers down. The Clerk: I've been a magistrates' clerk for over twenty years, and I have never seen or heard of a chest of drawers produced in court before. (Laughter.) Mr. Leeder urged that the police, in their desire to show oR their detective ability, had gone beyond what was fair. The charge, he held, was one of the slenderest and silliest that had ever been brought for- ward The magistrates, came to the decision that the evidence was not sufficient to send to a jury, and dismissed the case.
RIFLE AND FRIENDLY CLUBS. ALD MATTHEWS' ADVICE. A smoking conoort was lield on Saturday evening at Morriston by the Loyal Wn-. Benjamin Lodge of Mth Century Equitable Society. Mr Hy. D. Williams presided. Aid D. Matthews and Mr. Henry D. Wil- liams were initiated honorary members by Bro. McClellan. Bro. Hillard, in welooiuicg Bros. Williams and Matthews as members, announced the lodge would henceforward be known as the Loyal H. D. Williams. Aid D. Matthews said that two things should be made compulsory upon all healthy young men One, that they must become a member of a friendly society, and the other that they should join a rine dub. (Cheers.) Bros Akeruian (St." Thomas.) and James Griffiths (iecretary) also spoke. Tfie fol- lowing contributed to the harmony and suc- cess of the concert: Mr. Alf. Thomas, the Swansea comic; Mr. Dan Williams, the evergreen Morriston favourite; Mr. Tom Jones,the ever ready and sweet soloist Mr Jones' senior and junior violinists ;Mr. R W. Lewis, the East Side comic singer. Mr. Jenkin Griffiths, Morriston, gave a display of the bones, and Mr. James, Man- selton, and Mr. T. J. Francis sang. Mr. Hyman E. Jones accompanied.
2WMFELIN WORKS ASSIZE CLAIM ( JUDGE RESTRICTS USER OF CEFN- UYFELACH TRAMWAY. TIRDONKIN COLLIERY 00. WIN THE CASE. After two days' hoaring at the Gar^jf Assizes, Mr. Justice Lawrence on Monday evening disciissed, in the main, the action for declaration and injunction brought by the Cwmfeim Steel and Tinplate Company, Swansea, against the Tirdoukin Collieries. Ltd., Swansea, in respect of the user of defendants tramway for the purpose of con- veying refuse and ashes from the plaintiUs works. His Lordship, in giving judgment, said he wa's very sorry the oaitias did not come to some agreement, as he thoaght they might have done. It 'was a comjUicated question. With regard to tlie complaint of a trespass he thought the evidence snowed tha.t there had been one, but it seemed to him it was an unintentional trespass, and one that would be satisfied by the plaintiffs' recover- ing Is. damages, He did not think plain- tiffs' cla.im to be entitled to a term of 60 years for the use of the tramway without being subject to notice, had been made out, and on that there must be judgment for the defendants, the provisions agreed to by Mr. S. T. Evans (for the defendants) to be in- serted to the effect that the plaintiffs were to have the option of taking over the tram- way from the defendants, it the latter ga.ve it ap, and plaintiffs' could agree with the lessors ior that purchase. Mr. Abei Thomas (for the plaintiffs): And the two leases for a shilling a year? His Lordship: Yes, quite rigbt: and the defendants to surrender the leases of the two small portions oi land to the right^ of tue tramway at the sa.me time, lhai left the main question, the Judge went on, of determining the construction of Clause 5 in the agieement of September, 1902. It was clear that, the clause was in tlie form of mere heads of agreement, to be put into legal Language atterwards. ajid he had got legal Language atterwards. and he had got to say in general terms what was the true construction, looKing at the iurioundinc cir- cumstances at tne time 01 the wo. Ii; ("the I Cwmfeiin Company to have power to ose Lefagyfeiacii tiamway up to their tipping ground on payment of £ 5U a year for similar torju of years as Gefngyteiacn Company have it.") He had to remember that the one party was oui-amnig tlie rigut and tiie other uiideitaking an obligation upon t-nis ci,.gie line to tne place wnaic the tipping took plaoe. Did tne clause mean, as piaintixls contended, that the Lwmfeiin Company were to have tlie rfglll for the wnoie si.'ity years, ana for any enlargement of then orks that Uiey niigiit choose to niaae ? Be uiu not think that mat could be tne true meamng of it. He thought tOO words afterwards put into the bargain practically expressed t.he true meaning, and that was that they were to have tne power to use the tramways under tilc then. conditions. He did not tniniv it was important as to whetlier tne pia.m:;li& liUa got their extended ground, wlnc.i they had since acquired. Lhey mignt have judg- ment upon tnat, but if that point was ma- terial. he was net satish^d that tiiey nad got it. He did not attach great importance to that because he thought the words "tip- gi, 111 that clause would be satisfied oy navmg the license to use the tipping ground through that existing junction, and lor that purpose he thougnt tney imgnt have extenaed from time to time ¡.a'tile southward or the eastward as they could, and gene on a& long as their worxs lasted-"5t for the who it sixty years without any further pay- ment than"tlie JBcO. But if they asked, as thc-v did, to put in junctions wneie they pleased, lie could nut see any power what- ever giving them any such right as that. The mere fact that the rent was £ 50 it seemed to him showed what was in con- templation was the continuance of a. traffic of a-bout The same description, but not con- fine4 to any particular number of tons. He did not think the Cwmieim Company were prevented from making improvements in their machinery or anything of that sort. improvements in macmncrv diminished re- fuse and not increased it, but the suggestion that plaintiffs were to have the right to build extended works without limit as to extent seemed to bt quite unreasonable, He did not think it was necessary to determine whether the conversation about it did or did cot occur, for it was clear at that time thev'did not contemplate any etxecsion, and did not bargain for it. That was clear and conclusive, when tfiey looked at tlie iease of March 27th, 1905. It was inconceivable the plaintiff's should have crc-parcd and executed a lease of tlia*, sort if t h-'jy raally contem- plated the agreement in which they now con- tended it ought to ge construed. They were dealing with the veiv pieces of land which fermed part of this route, and said "We re serve tne right to go over tha.t land," and tnev limited the purposes for which they were to reserve that right to the then works j and to the then user. Surely there w.:s no idea of having had acquired a larger rigat. He could not reconcile those two things at all. and thought- Mr. Dahne (defendant's solicitor) quite explained his striking out the words, "as now exist," because in that draft there were words left i., which sufficiently controlled the user of the tramway as agreed. Therefore, there was no inconsistency on his (Mr. Da-hue's) part. but there was absolute inconsistency by the lease granted by the plaant.lfs, and therefore his ji'd^ment upon Clause 3 must be for the defendants. The action was dismissed with costs, plain- tiffs as to their claim for trespass recovering Is. damages without costs. Mr. Abel Thomas applied f<y,stav of exe- cution, but Mr. S. T. Evans «ad there was nothing to stay for, and the ^fege refused the request. EFFECT OF THE DECISION SIR JOHN'S VIEWS. In a conversation after the judgment, Sir John Jones Jenkins, chairman of the de- fendant company, ssid that if the Cwmfeiin people wanted to tip more refuse than ooc- templated under the agreement, it could be done by simply arranging terms for the use of the tramway. On the other side, however. W" gather there is now a difficulty about r,etting access to certain new tipping ground acquired, be- cause of the restriction as to junctions. The case may go to appeal.
FUNERAL OF LATE MR. JOHN RICHARDS. The funeral of the late Mr, John Richards, ex-chemist, took place on Friday, leaving t: St.. James'-gardens a.t eleven o'clock Jcr Pont rhydy fen. Cwmaron Valley, the in- terment taking place in the family vault. The mourn?rs were Mr. John Lewis, brother- in-law (Port Talbot), Mr. A. W. Richards, nephew (London), Mr. Panthe, nephew (London), Mr. Arthur Maddoc, nephew (Pyle), My. Rees (Pont ard awe). Mr. J. Howells (Llansamlet). Mr. W. Harry, Mr. John Jenkins. MT. Thomas Davies, Mr. W. Williams (Morriston), Mr. Thomas Clate of Page-street), Mr. D- Williams (Russell- street;. Mr. Michael, Mr. W. Morgan (man- gel-terrace), Rev. W. E. Prytherch t Trinity Chapel), Rev. D. M. Davies (Pendawdd), Rev. J. M. Saunders, M.A., Rev. Jen- kins, M.A., Dr. J. H Roberts, Mr. Ben Jones (Northampton-place), Dr Brynmor Evans. Mr. Austin Williams (solicitor), Mr. Myrddin Williams, Mr. Thomas Jones (Cefn- saison).? MT. Thomas Jenkins (Pricerfcyd), Mr. Thomas (Pontrhydyfen); also a numbeT of friends met at the chapel. Some beauti- ful wreaths of flowers were sent by the fol- lowing :-Dr. and Mrs. Brynmor Evans (Fforestfach), Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Edwards (Calwendeg), Mrs. Richards (London), Mra. Harry and family (Brookland^-terrace), Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Evans (Castle-street), Mr. and Mrs. A. Richards (London), Mrs. Idt Richards, Mr and Mrs. Panthe (London), Mrs. Harrv (Treboeth), Air. Harry (Tre- boe<th), Mrs. Evan Thomas and Syd, Mr. and Mrs. Amtmill, The Widow, and others. The funeral arrangements were all carried out by Mr. D. C. Jones, Castle-square, Swansea, existed hy Mr. J. B Reed.
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THE LAST "JOURNEY." I FIREMAN'S END AT PENCLAWDD I PIT. The sad circumstances surrounding the death of John Lewis (49), New Inn Cottages, Penclawdd, a fireman at the Penlan Colliery, who was killed there on Tuesday last, was investigated by Coroner Glyn Price at Pen- clawdd on Thursday. Mr. T. C. Bull (Messrs. Edwards and Bull) represented the colliery proprietors, and Mr. Robson, in- spector of mines, was present. Yvilliam Lewis (son), Yincent-street, gave evidence of identification. Dr. D. J. Hughes, Penclawdd, described the injuries, which were extensive. William Hopkins. Penygarn, hitcher at the colliery, said deceased was riding on the bridle of a front tram of a "full journey. Witness, finding the return journey of the trams rather long, went to inquire what had happened. About a few hundred yards from where he was waiting witness found the trams upset and deceased lying aead under the "journey." Replying to Mr. Robeon, witness said de- ceased generally rode up on the bridle of tru- "journey." Henry Lewis, Sea Yiew, Penclawdd. collier, also gave evidence of finding deceased under the "journey. William Hopkins, re-examined, said he picked up deceased's hat, cap and Jams about 30 yards from where he found de- ceased. John Jenkins, fireman. said deceased asked him what time it was at about 8.50 p.m. on T-jesday. Finding the leturu journey rather long, witness sent the higher to see what was tho matter. The hitcher returned and told witness that deceased ris under the trams. Witness thought deceased raicnt have been shaken off at a.n alteration ol cradient in the felv.nt. The Coroner said that no blame was attached to anybody. The jury returned a verdict of "Acciden- tal Death." Mr. Ball. on behalf of the proprietors, expressed sympathy wit4i the relatives of 4 *?eased.
MARCH OUT OF THE "THIRDS." ANNUAL CHURCH PARADE OF THE 3rd G.Y.R. PRESENTATION OF LONG-SERVICE MEDALS. The annual church narade of the 3!d, G.Y.R., Swansea., took place an Sunday morning. Shortly after ten o'clock the "fali- in" sounded, and" the battalion lined up m George-street. The Hafod detactunent of the corps "fesll-m" at the Hafod and marched to the headquarters in St. Helen s-road. tie muster amounted to something like 600. The officers on parade were Col. W. D. Rees, V.D. (in command), Lieut.-Col. W. T. Jone6, V.D.. Lieut.-Col. M. J. Langdoa, V.D., Major Sinclair, Y.D., Major J. E. Thomas, Capts. A. A. Perkins, T. Herschell Jones, Lieuts. E. M. S. Morgan, L. P. Coward, P. M. Richards, —. Pen-y, C. E. Cleeves, S. S. Clarke Jenkins, J. M. Pollard, —. Jones, Browning, Surgeon-Lie-at. D. R. Childs- Evans. Sergt.-Major White and Sergt.-Inst. Japp. Shortly after half-past ten the battalion stepped off from headquarters, headed by the band, few St. Mary's Church, via St. Helen's- roud. Oxford-street, and W atexloe-street. the road.'Oxford-street, and W atexloe-street. the route being lined with spectators. Seats had been reserved, and the side aisles were filled with civilians. The band accompanied the organ in the voluntaries, and also in the singing of the hymns, which included "On- ward Christian Soldiers" and. Jesu, loresr of mv soul," to the tune of "Aberystwyth." The lessons were read by the chaplain to the corps. Rev. Cecil Lilhngston, vicar of Skettv, wha aleo preached. The rev. gentle- man wore the South African King's medal, in which campaign lie was chaplain to Earl Roberts. He took his text from the 1st ChaDter of St. Luke and the 50th verse, "And His mercy is on them that fear him." The preacher said they should fear God. as he was their father as well as king. God had shown mercy to this and because it feared him. Every able-bodied man who loved his country should attach him- self to some force, and those who were not able to join regiment, volunteer or other- wise should always respect it. He appealed to those present, not members of the 3rd Glamorgan, to join the volunteer forces and be prepared to defend their country. And volunteers who served the King should also serve the King of Kings. After the benediction the band played the National Anthem, in which the congrega- tion joined, and as a voluntary, whilst the battalion filed out of church, the hymn "Now thank we all our God." A large crowd had lined the route back, via Fisher street, Harbour-road, Wind-etaeet, Temple-street, Oxford-street, DiUwyn-street, and St. Helen's-road. Before dismissing the men Colonel Reet congratulated them on their smart appear- ance, and then presented medals for long service to Colour-Sergt. J. H. Court, Cor- poral Dewsburv, Corpl. W. Morgan and Privat,e. J. Wigna.ll. Several route marches are to take place during the oewning summer, and it is ex- pected that the first of these will take place in a fortnight's time.
CANINE RAID. TAIBACH AND ABEIIAYON OWNERS TOE THE LINE. At Aberavon on Monday the following persons were fined for failing to take out licenses for their canine pets Thomas Leyshon, George Edmunds, Ed- ward J. Thomas, Joseph Owen, G. Wil- liams, J. Bowen, D. Price, all of Blaesn- gwynfi, 56. and ooste each; Josephine Jones, William Janes, J. Houghton, Part Talbot, 2s. 6d. and costs; George Burgees, S. Lou- ber. Henry Hobbs, J. Ekmore. Ben Jenkins, E. J, Evans, William Jenkins, 5s. and costs; David Watts, Sidney Stevens, Morris Clarke, J. Lleweilvn, Yictoria Neviil, D. MacCann, Owen Jenkins, R. Jo&se, J. Culliss, James Merchant, Port Talbot, 2s. 6d. and costs; and Henry Frost, 7s. 6d, and costs.
H WOULDN'T BE WITHOUT IT«* A CHESTERFIELD WOMAN SAYS MOTHER SEIGEL'S SYRUP IS ThE UN- FAILING FAMILY MEDIQKE. "For years now Mother Seagel's Cazatane Syrap has kept me in health, and I wankfai't be without it on any account." These aa-e the words of Mrs. Cfoartofcee Dearsley. of 7, Albion St-reett. West. Part, Chesterfield. I^jey farm the opening san/t- eace of a letter tftiai she wrote oil Amrxist loth, 1905, to the proprietors of Mother Seigel's Svrup. -Let us look foir a moment at the facts upon y ^-1. this high opinion, of a vrefi-known ^^cine is founded. ii ^r ^>eT1 was thirty yeare oid (now some w J years ago), and for long after," sava terribly from in- œ.gest.-ion.. Food, of whatever kind and no matter bow small in quantity, used to afflict me with such violent pain that I dreaded to eat. I was handiy ever free from headaches. Md become dizzy with their long continu- ^and lnahdiitv to digest ?e 1 forc:ed myself to eat. pro- duced flatulence, another source of pain. In brwf, I was a victim of indigestion- with aH us attendant miseries. "In this way I continued to suffer for several years, being unable in all that time to meet with any medicine, or any system of treatment, that, afforded me the least relief. At the tome I was induced to try Mother Setgel's Curative Syrup, I had abandoned ail hope of cure. But it is just there that I was wrong. What so many other medicines bad failed to relieve, SeigeTs Syrup cured. It eased my pain at once, and thereafter I improved rapidly, and wac soon restored to perfect health. "From that period until now I have rarelv ailed anything, and have had no serious ill- I ness. On such occasions, a few doses of the Syrup never fail to set me up again.. At tunes, all take it in our house. It is omr family medicine—the beet and moat reliable remedy knowzi."
J. BOGUS WIDOWER ARRESTED AT SWANSEA. WRETCHED DECEPTION COURTED A BARMAID. MEMORIAL CARD OF A WIFE WHO WAS ALIYE. How a man with a wife living posed as a widower, and even had a memorial card printed to aid the deception, was told at Westminster on Saturday. Arthur Gooa- man (35), described as a gasfitter, was brought from Swansea on a warrant charging him with the non-payment of arrears, MnounMng to £ 14 10b., due to bie wife Agnes under a maintenance order for desertion. Prosecutrix, who resides at Lambeth, has on several occasions brought prisoner before the Court and given evidence of t^e fact that be left her with a family of young hild- ren, and courted a barmaid, posing as a widower in mourning for witness. She handed Mr. Paul Taylor a cabinet photo- graph of the pair, taken as an engaged couple, and aiso a copy of a hmeral mem- orial card which prisoner had printed and used to support his deception as a soexowisg widower. The card was in the following berms:- "In loving memory of Agnes Goodson, aged 25; interred in Tooting Cemetery, grave No. 1,428." ITiere was a veese added w.* a deep black botder:- I "A light is from crur homestead goae, A voice we krve is still, A place is vacant in our home Which never can be filled." Witness added that, the prisoner, she had beard, had lately paid attentions to a second young woman, wbo was now in trouble. He bad tokl witnesB that he never intended pay- ing her another farthing. Prisoner: "I bad no work tffl a iortmght ago. I might 'do a little bet' if I had more time." W arrant-officer Webb said fbe expense of £ 2 11B. was incurred in brining prisoner from Socth Wales. Magistrate He will pay that and all the arrears clue to his wife, or be kept in prison ior two months.
SWANSEA UNEMPLOYED. DESTRE^c COMMITTEE DISCUSSES ITS WIND-UP. NOTTINGHAM COUNCIL WANT OCR VIEWS. Swansea Distress Committee met on Mon- day Mr. Howel Watkins presiding. Deputy Town Clerk reported reoeipt (as mentioned at Wednesday e Council) of grant* of JB255 and e78 from the Qneen's Unemployed Fund to be expended by Ap-ri 15th. The Chairman said that on the wboie they had done very well- Rev. Oscar Snelimg Yes: it's stayed the wolf off many a man's door. Shall the committee contaooe its opera- tions during summer? The chairman opened up the discussion by saying that after April 15th they would have no money. They could not ask the Council for funds month after month or it would be kilting the goose that laid the eolden egg. Mr. Mat Giles spoke against ceasing he meetings. If they did that he would cer- tainly take means to get those out of em- ployment to register themselves somehow or other. Chairman: Where's the money to come from? Mr. Giles did not answer. Nottingham wrote inquiring what were the committee's intentions with regard to the provision of work between 30th March and 30th September each year. Notting- ham Council's view was that work should not be provided after the end of March unless the state of unemployment was ab- normal. They proposed lo dispense with the services erf their inquiry officers until that time. Chairman There is no objection to oar meeting within those dates; still I think it is useless, as we have no money. The letter will be further considered. A man whose story was that he lived from hand to mcuth, was desirous of emigrating, but the committee were powerless to help him. All the money in their hands nrast be spent in wages.
THREE FAILURES. r DRTOW MEETEXCS AT RWAZISFA- Oedttom met in regard to the foQowiae three failures at Swansea oil Friday:— Thomas Jones, i5, BoeehiH-terraoe. &wac- sea, peurater, lately in oo-partoerabij) with Messrs. Jooefi, Price, Sees, and Ifc&vies, 9a, Gower-stree: and GlamorsraTi Yasrd Liabili- ties ars EW. amete £54. deficiency £ 912; RAUXE of taaiare given is low on btulOui^ on tracts. John Price, 84, St. Beiec's-aveeue, and Robert John Bees, 15. Roee-hdIl-teT-raoe. carry- ing on business in co-partnership with Messrs Jones, Prioe, Bees, <und Davies, 9a. Grower- Street. Grom Inabilities, £ 1,123 10b. ed., ex- pected to rank for diyidecd LL123, assets nil. Deficiency ELIM. Causes of failure: Want of capital, present1* bv predators* loss on con- tracts as mem'bers of the firm o £ Jones, Prioe, Rees, and Davies. John Emooh Davies, 76, Rodney-street, 8wef¡- Bea, grocer's asensta.ntt LA abilities are £ 483; expected to rank for dividend £ 483; assets LiS, deficiency £ 470; canses of faii- TtK given are "Illness of wife and death in family, knen competition in trade, and rndt 1 of ca$&a>l."
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