BIRTHDAY HONOURS, SWANSEA TO THE FRONT. SIR J. J. JENKINS' PEERAGE. KNIGHTHOOD FOR LOCAL M.P. The King has been graciously pleased to Hake a long list of appointments in honour ot bis Majesty's birthday, and it includes the names of Sir John Jones Jenkins, of the Grange, near Swansea, a new peer, and ^Ir. D. Brynmor Jones, ^K.C., M.P. for Swansea District, who has a knighthood conferred upon him. Mr. Albert Spicer, ex- hiember for Monmouth Boroughs, is among other honours to Wales. The list is as fol- lows ORDER OF MERIT. Earl of Cromer, G.C.B., G.C.S.I. Lord Cromer, the great Pro-Consul in Egypt, has deserved well of his country without regard to party politics. PEERS. Right Hon. Leonard H. Courtney, Right Hon. G. J. Shaw Lefevre, Right Hon. W. J. Pirrie, SIR J. J. JENKINS, Mr. G. Armistead, Mr. Wentworth Blackett Beaumont. PRIVY COUNCILLORS. Sir J. T. Brunner, Bart., M.P., Sir James Kits-on, Bart., M.P., Sir Francis Mowall, G.C.B., Sir C. Clement Smith, G.C.M.G., Mr. Robert Farquharson, Mr. George W. Palmer, M.P., Mr. Charles P. Huntingon, Mr. John Lawrence Longman, Mr. Walter Runciman, sen., Mr. Felix Schuster, Mr. Edgar Speyar, Mr. Robert Lucas Tooth. Mr. John Wilson. BARONETS. Right Eon. Samuel Walker, Lord Chancellor of Ireland, Sir Walter Laurence, K.C.I.E., Sir Christopher Nixon, Mr. C. E. Schwann, M.P., Mr. Albert Spicer, M.P., Mr. J. E. Johnson Ferguson, Mr Walpoie Lloyd Greenwell. KNIGHTS. Mr. J. Williams Benn, MR. D. BRYNMOR JONES, M.P., Mr. A. M. Torrance, M.P., Mr. T. P WhittaHer, M.P., Mr. C. H. Brett (Belfast), Mr. Joseph Bright (Nottingham), Mr. M'Leary Brown, Mr. W. T. G. Cook (Birmingham), Mr. W. R. Copland (Glasgow), Mr. W. Crawford (Belfast), Mr. Edward Evans (Liverpool), Mr. Luke Fildes, R.A., Mr. CWVs Gold, Mr. F. Carrutliers Gould, Mr. Robert Drummond Hay, C.M.L, Consul-General at Beyrout, Mr. R. A. Hudson, Major-General F. M. Moody, late Royal Marines, Mr. Henrv Munro (Inverness), Mr. H. T: Digby Piggott, C.B., Ermitus Professor. Mr. A. R. Simpson (Edinburgh), Mr. J. Bamford Slack, Mr. Gordon B. Voules (late of the Ad- miralty), Mr. John Ward (Leeds), Mr. G. E. Welby (late Minister at Bo- gota), Mr Edward Wood (Leicester), Dr. A. E. Wright, Mr. Justice Chunder Madhub Ghose (Chief Justice of Bengal), and I Mr. Daniel Maekinnon Hamilton (of Cal- cutta). His Majesty has fnrther been pleased to confer a baronetcy upon Mr. Alderman Walter Vaughan Morgan, the right hon. the Lord Mayor of London, and the honour of knighthood upon Mr. Alderman Henry G Smaltman and Mr. Thomas Vansittart Bowater, sheriffs.
SWANSEA AND THE LIST. Frankly, the King's birthday honours were received in Swansea with tome sur- prise, particularly with regard ij tue in- clusion of the Knight of the Granga. In the CMe of Mr. Brynmor Jones it 'vas con- fidently expected that sooner or later oome recognition of his services to Welsh N a- tional life would come. But in ths -ase >f Sir John Jones Jenkins there was 00 thought of the honour coming that v. ay at the-present time, despite his long and face- ourable association with the industrial life of West Wales. The fact is, the repev.ed rumours and statements in the press jf the country that Sir George Newnee, Bat, M.P., was likely to be elevated to a .it in the Second Chamber put everybody off their guard so far as Swansea is cjnoernyi, and henca the surprise when it was '-rind the borough member was not in the list, and that His Majesty had been pleased to hon- our another self-made man who, ifter all, is exceedingly popular both in industrial and social circles. The fact that Sir John Jones Jenkins' name had not .-een men- tioned amongst the "probables" did not tie- tract one bit from the local feeling of the heartiest congratulation evinced when the King's list became known, for all Swiaiea knows the worthy Knight of the Grange as intimately as one of themselves—has ren bim working in the tinsheds, watched nis rife and progress in the industrial world, sa* him entertain their Majesties, then 1 Ie Prince and Princess of Wales, on the occa- sion of the opening of the East ock, and finally praised his enterprise at an advanced stage in life in sinking thousands cf pouads in opening up the Tirdonkin Collieries that now give employment to many men in the immediate locality. In many quarters the honour is attributed to Sir John's titude over Tariff Reform; but in Swansea J is considered a suitable recognition of his services to Welsh industrialism. THE NEW SWANSEA PEER.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES. SIR J. J. JENKINS, THE NEW rEL3H PEER. As already stated the new Welsh .e<er is self-made man. Born at Clydach 4n 1855, he as a boy earned his living as a tin- worker at the Upper Forest Tinworks, .-en owned by Messrs. Hallam and Co., and thus obtained a practical knowledge of fhe trade with which he was destined 1.0 be more prominently associated in after years. He was, however, a studious youth, and it was soon seen that his sharp business in- stincts were not compatible with a ife of drudgery at the cold rolls or in the tinhouse. At 23 years of age his ability was eo .ecog- nused that he was appointed to the "TSttion of outdoor manager of the works, which then ranked the largest in the trade, and during this time he did much to improve He sta- tus of the workmen, promoting -iendly Society work and starting singing c^as?^s and a works' library. At length, in *859, in conjunction with several other gentle- men, he started the Beaufort Jinplate Works at Morriston, and from that time to 1868 he was chief partner and uanager ot the concern. He was subsequently identi- fied with other tinplate concerns, notihly the Cwmfelin Works, with which be was associated for many years with the late Mr. E. RIce Daniel, of Cwmgelly. In the cym- mercial world his practical knowledge en ability quickly brought the new peer mto prominence, and he was looked pon ø.5 an authority on the tinplate trade for >ery many years. Enterprising a egree, k ir John interested himself during i-is com- mercial career in other undertakings. He became the principal proprietor n the Swansea and Mumbles Railway, and is at present the chairman of both the rail way and pier companies, although the concern is now leased to the Swansea Improvements I and Tramways Company. He was ilso tor years the chairman of the Rhondda an Swansea Bay Railway Company, nnd took an active part in the uphill fight "the gal- lant little Rhondda" had with its more tor- midable rivals. He is now the chief pro- prietor of the new Tirdonkin ^xJliefies, in which he risked a considerable cum of money. Despite the heavy claims his com- mercial concerns had upon him, the rew peer took an active and leading part in the public life of the town and district. In 1865 he entered the Swansea Town Council, and in 1869 was elected Mayor. -ring his year of o- lice he entertained the embers of the Iron and Steel Institute with heir pre- sident (the Duke of Devonshire). In 1S79 and again in 1880 he was placed in the mayoral chair, and during the latter wr cf office he had the honour of entertaining the then Prince and Princess of Wales in the occasion of the opening of the East Dock. Sir John in the previous year had been re- elected for the special purpose of "tingly receiving the British Association icli vas visiting Swansea for the second time. lie was now asked to occupy the mayoral ol air for the third time in view of the Royal visit. The reception given to the Royal couple still lingers in the memory d the Swansea people, and he looks back with pride upon this event which gave < im bis knighthood in 1883. It was in this year that Sir John retired from active aunicipal life. He had indeed begun to pay reten- tion to Imperial politics. In 1880, in tie Liberal interest, he unsuccessfully ujht the late .Mr. B. T. Williams, Q.C., or the representation of Carmarthen Boroughs, but on that. gentleman being ereatad a County Court Judge Sir John was returned unopposed. He retained the &eat till lbf'6, when as a Liberal Unionist he was defeated by Sir Arthur Stepney, the Gladstonian candidate. In 1892 he again stood for 'he same constituency, but was defeated by Major Jones, Gladstonian. Continuing to take a passing interest in politics, Sir 7ohn a few years ago, again returned to ia [ ;b- eral told, and in that capacity attached Mr. Chamberlain's Tariff Reform p-oposals under conditions in the tinplate -do, that. are somewhat different to what they were when the new peer was in the thick of the industry. As a political candidate, how- ever, Sir John enjoyed a popularity which was unique, and as a canvasser was a de- tided success. At Llanelly there was not a woman or child who did not back Sir Jonn. who is undoubtedly one of the most notable Welshmen of our time. The comrnerjial side of Sir John's character is, undoubtedly, the strongest one whatever he has lade he is prepared to invest in the lis- trict in which he made it. He has led a most strenuous and useful life, and identified himself with that of Swansea and the county of Glamorgan, of which he is a magistrate and deputy-president. Besides filling a large number of other posts, he was chairman of the Swansea Harbour Trus^, Swansea Metal Exchange, and a director of the Metropolitan Bank of England and Wales. In 1895 his many services to I is native town were recognised by his being presented with the honorary freedom of tfaj borough, and is thus enrolled on -the '>«fc which inchjdes such names as Mr- Qiadstoae, Sir H. M. Stanley, and Lord Grenfell of Kilvey. The new Welsh peer lives at 'he Grange, a pretty seat on the Mumbles- road, and has two charming daugnters— Mrs. Horace Daniell, London, and M^ss Elaine Jenkins—and the only regret amidst the host of congratulations that will be showered upon him is the fact that nis wife is not alive to share the great honour with him. SIR D. BRYNMOR JONES (Knight). SIR BRYNMOR JONES! The honour conferred upon Mr. Brynmor Jones is distinctly deserved, for the higher intellectual life of Wales has for yeans had in the new Knight a very able champion. He was born at Morriston in 1852, and is the 600 of the late Rev. Thomas Jones, known in his day as the poet-preacher of Wales, and at one time pastor of Waiter- road Congregational Church. Another soil was the Late Principal Viriamu Jones, of Cardiff University College. At an early age young Brynmor displayed exceptional talent, and secured the Joseph Hume scholarship in jurisprudence at the University College London, in 1873, when only 21 yeans of age, graduated LE'B. in the Universitv of Lon- don with honours in Common "Law and Equity in 1874, obtained a studentship of the Council of Legal Education in juris- prudence in 1875, and called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1876. After practis- ing with considerable success in the South Wales Circuit for nine yeans he accepted in 1885 the County Court Judgeship of the Mid-Wales distriot. and in 1886 was trans- ferred to the Gloucestershire District, where he remained a County Court Judge till March, 1892, when he resigned the posi- tion and was appointed Queen's Counsel in the following year. In the General Elec- tion of 1892 he was returned for the Stroud Division of Gloucestershire, and entered Parliament as an Advanced Liberal and a stout but enlightened Nationalist. One of the pioneers of the modern phase of the national movement in Wales, and an educa- tional enthusiast, he was made a governor of the University College of South Wales, was appointed a member of the University Court by the Lord President of the Council, secured the appointment of a Welsh ex- pert on the staff of the Historical MSS. Commission, and served as a member of the Welsh Land Commission of 1893. In 1895 he became M.P. for Swansea Boroughs; in succession to the late Mr. Wm. Williams, Maesygwernen, and has held the seat ever since. Between 1893 and 1899 he was cha-ircaann of La County Court Departmental Committee; he is vice-pesident of the Qymxarod or ion Society, and of most of the leading political clubs; and is associated with many other political, social, and liter- ary institutions. It was Mr. Brynmor Jones who drafted the charter for the Welsh University, and at the recent conference of the Welsh National Council at Llandrindod he proved himself to be a host in himself in this movement. On fewer occasions did he show himself to better advantage from an intellectual point of view. As learned as he is able, his literary productions in- clude an "Essay on Home Rule and Im- perial Sovereignty" 1886; the editorship of "The Divine Order and other Sermons by the Rev. Thomas Jones" 1884; an "Address on Welsh History in the Light of Recent Research" 1891; and "The Welsh People (with Principal John Rhys)" 1900. In 1892 he married Florence, the widow of Mr. A. de Macatto, a.nd daughter of Major Lionel Cohen, and Mrs. Brynmor Jones is well-known as one of the moist popular hostesses in Liberal circles.
SIR JOHN'S DESIRE. TO BE TITLED "LORD ABERTAWE." We understand that a message was re- ceived from Sir John Jones Jenkins stating in answer to an enquiry, that he would like to be designated "Lord Aberhwe," the Welsh for Swansea. This title, however, will scarcely be admissible in view of the fact that the Vivian peerage is Swansea. Other titles he may adopt is Oystermouth or the place of his birth. Clydach. For cer- tain it is to mark some local connection, 'or when the late Lord Swansea was cre.V-.<l a Baron, Sir John, who even then had his am- bitions, rather regretted that tba tifle of Swansea was chosen. Coun. Howel Lewis suggests "Lord Alcan," as the new title, Alcan being the Welsh for tin.
NEW PEER AWAY FROM HOME. CHORUS OF CONGRATULATIONS. Sir John Jones Jenkins is in London, but during Friday there were many enquiries at the office of the Tirdonkin Colliery Co., Ltd., for his address, so that congratula- tions might be offered. Both the new peer and Sir Brynmor Jones arc already the re- cipients of very numerous telegrams of con- gratulation. The clerks at the Swansea Post Office sent the following message to Sir John, and to Mr., now Sir Brynmor Jones:—"Swansea Centre of Postal 'lelegraph Clerks Associa- tion heartily congratulate you upon your well merited honour." The following reply was received:—"Swansea 'Centre of Postal Telegraph Clerks, Swansea.—Many thanks for your kind congratulations, which I highly appreciate.—Jenkins." The Mayor of Swansea, through the Town Clerk telegraphed: "Hearty congratula- tions" on Friday morning both to Sir John Jones Jenkins and Mr. D. Brynmor Jones, K.C., M.P. The new Swansea peer and the Hon. Miss Jenkins attended Lady Durning Lawrence's evening party on Thursday night. Sir Brynmor Jones presided on Thursday over the House of Commons Standing Com- mittee on Law, to consider Sir Edward Strachey's Open Spaces Bill. LONDON JOURNALS AND THE HONOURS. Passing reference is made to the local hon- ours in I.o"ion journals' editorial remarks "Daily Mail":—"Sir John Jones Jenkir-s j a'nd Mr. W B. Beaumont have adorned the House of Commons, but t.hej' had other titles to advancement in being the one a pillar of Swansea, the other a well-known country gentleman. "Daily News" "Mr. Pirrie and Sir J. Jen- kins have distinguished themselves as 'cap- tains of industry' in the affirmation of Free Trade." "The Times":—"It is noticeable that Mr. Courtney, though an unsuccessful Liberal candidate at the last election, sat in Parlia- ment as a Unionist, as did another of the new peers, Sir John Jenkins, the well-known leader of industry in South Wales." WELSH POLITICAL PEERAGES. I Few political peerages have fallen to the lot of Wales. Mr. Bruce, Mr. Gladstone's Home Secretary, became Lord Aberdare; Mr. Henry Hussey Vivian became Sir Hus- sey Vivian, and afterwards Lord Swansea and Mr. Stuart Rendel became Lord Ren- del. The three of them were Liberals. On the Conservative side an Ormsby-<Tore became Lord Harlech. Col. J. A. Rolls be- came Lord Llangattock, Colonel J. R. Bailey became Lord Glanusk and Sir Ivor Guest be came Lord WTimborne. The four were Con- servatives. The addition of Sir John Jones Jenkins to the list would have made political hon- ours easy had it not been for the defec- tion of Lord Wimborne, who must now, of course, be counted a Radical.
SWANSEA HORSE SHOW. WET WEATHER SPOILS A GOOD PROGRAMME. The rain did not cease on Thursday from the time the Swansea Horse —ow opened at Victoria. Park until the close. Notwith- standing this the tradesmen's, jumping and trotting classes during the afternoon pro- vided plenty of interest. The tradesman's exhibits were of good, all-round quality, and competition was keen. In Class 18 (trotting), Mr. T. B. Brown's "Morning Star" was only just beaten by Mr. David Griffiths' (Aberdare) "Sandy B." The following were the awards which did not appear in our late editions on Thurs- day:— Class 9, single harness horse (mare or geld- ing), exceeding 13.2 and not exoaeding 14.2 hands, the property of a resident within 20 miles: 1, T. Nicholas, Port Ta-lbot, "Mar- gain Donna" 2, Lewis Havard, Capel, near Hazelly, "LlltOOlly Surprise"; 3, Adam Matthews, Swansea,, "Lady Mac" r, David R. Jones, Abjrdare, "Emlyn Squire." Class 10, single harness pony (mare or gelding), not exceeding 13.2 hands, property of a resident withm 20 miles 1, T. J. Work- man, Llanddarog, "Ladv Darog" 2, J. Wil- liams, Pehrhiwceib^r, "Speckle Face" (an objection was laid to the second on the ground of the owner Irving outside thj dis- tance) 3, R. M. Davies, Glyn Neath, "Sure Shot"; r, D. Davies, Boro' Stores, "Charlie." Class 12, harness tandsm (mares or geld- ings), property of residents within 20 mDes No entry. Class 18, trotting (horse or mare), exceed- ing 14.2 hands: 1, David Griffiths, Aber- d&re, "Sandy B" 2, T. B. BTown, Swan- sea, "Morning Star" 3, E. Davies, Cwm- amain, near Aberdare, "Ross of Tralee" r, W. Puddioombe, Swansea, "Shooting Star.' Class 19, trotting (^orse or mare), not ex- ceeding 14.2 hands: .I., T. H. Davies, Aber- dare, "Maggie C." 2. T. B. Brown, Swan- sea, "Peggy" 5 3, Gwalia Stud Farm, Ely, Cardiff, "Cardigan Laas" r, C. Brooks, Col- lege-street, Swansea, "Polly" h c, T. A. Evans, Belle Vue-street, Swansea, "Billy," and T. Howells, Skewen, "Evening Star." Class 20, consolation for non-winners in Classes 18 or 19 1, Daniel Phillips, Pontar- davre, "Butcher Lad" 2, C. Brooks, Swan- s^a, "Polly"; r, T. A. Evans, Swansea, •Billy." Class 22, best jumper (of any height) 1, A H. Jones, Merthyr Tydfil, "Edna May"; 2 J H. Morris, Aberdars, "Trumpe-ter"; 3: A. H. Jones, Merthyr Tydfil, "Molly Seamore." Class 26: Objection was lodged against the winneT (Mr. Thomas Skeats, of Whit- church. near Cardiff), the ground alleged being that he is not a tenant farmer to which tha r-lasfi was confined. Objections will bj considered at an early committee meeting. FINANCIAL POSITION :THE TAKINGS. The total takings at the show (entrance and grand stand tickets) were 1-'71' 3, 6d. The secretary (Mr. J. Parker) told a "Da:y Post" reporter that tha attendr, und^r the circumstances was very much better t^an he anticipated. The general opinion is confn-.wd by the judges, viz., that some excelfemt noor-.es were seen, while the classes taken all rjnni were capital. THE FUTURE OF THE SHOW. The prevailing opinion amongst- the com mittee is tliat the public rallied round them splendidly, considering the weather. Mr. C. C. Vivian (treasurer) told a 'Daily Post" reporter that a little drop of rain was not going to damp the promoters' ardour for a show. It is not considered at all likely that the show will be allowed to drop; in fact, in- dications point to exactly the opposite.
The five entries for the chief choral at the Carnarvon National Eisteddfod are Holyhead, Cardiff, Hanley, North Stafford- shire and Llanelly (Mr. J. Thomm.) Mrs. Ben Thomas, Swansea Ladies Choir, is one I of the six competing, and the male voice competition promises to be between Mr. LI. R. Bowen's Swansea party and LLauberis, Cynoo. and Llanwrst.
0 VES No vessel dare brave the dangers of the sea without the Lifebuoy. I I Dare you brave the dangers of contagion without taking the simplest of precautions? ,I LIFFRUOY Bn is B nan safe# B Bn is B nan safe# B is commended by the medical I profession as a safeguard for I | health and cleanliness. Cleans and disinfects at the same time. j ä MAi/ro io**sTu mrrnrmm I MAKtb nbiiiri liirdjiioud. .it I LEVER BROTHERS, L'MiTED, PORT SUNLIGHT, ENGLAND. j Th e name LEVER on so a is a guarantee of Purity^and Excelienco. l
BRITON FERRY COUNCIL'S PRIZE I IiORSE SHOW AWARDS: WHO GETS THE MONEY? ( l Briton Ferry Council met on Thursday. I Mr Wm. Jensins presiding. j The Medical Officer's report stated th?.t dur- I inK May there wire 17 births and 10 deaths. The question cf the disposal of a prize of ( 103 6d. wort" ùy the'Conncil at the Neath Horse Sho*v was distressed. The Chairman thought it should be given to the men as an encouragement, but Mr Roberts didn't see \'hat encourf.gement they wanted for doing I their work, and thought it should be paid into the common fund. Mr. Jeffreys elicited there wore three men concerned, and it was decided to divide the money between them. I A lengthy discussion arose as to whether the Gas Works employes be given any holi- days. Mr. Gethin thought that the mea should be treated with the same deference as the officials If the men were not to have their holidays, be should move that the officials be treated alike. An amendment by Mr. Gethin that the men should have the option of *hree days, for which they would be paid, or a week by getting substitutes was ultimately carried Mr. M. (J. Roberta gave notice of motion That for all g-as supplied to Baglan an addi- tional charge should be made of 15 per cent." •
TRAPS COLLIDE AT NEATH. LADY THROWN OUT: SEVERELY liCHT. A collision occurred in Windsor-road, I Neath, on I riday night between a vehicle driven by Mr. Grandiield, w|t»o was accom- panied by his mother, and a conveyance driven by an unknown person, with the result that Mr. Grandiield and his mother were thrown violently irom thair trap. The son escaped without much hurt, but MPS. Grandtield was severely injured, and had to be conveyed to her home in Helen's- road.
CWMBWRLA FURNACEMAN. TROUBLE AT HOME WVHAT ARE HIS WAGES? At Swansea on Thursday, Lewis Evans, I lurnaceman, Middle road, Cwinbwrla, was summoned for cruelty to his wife Mary.— Mr. L. Richards defended. Complainant said she left defendant on June 18, because he beat her with his nailed boots, and threatened to use a kiiife. He had frequently assaulted her. His wages were B2 10s. a week. By Mr. Richards Her mother lived about 300 yards away. Defendant said on Saturday W3ek he went home at half-p^t two. He offered his wife his money, but sshe scraped it off the table into the fire. He rescacd the coins with a pok=sr. His wife had no dinneT ready. He had no dinner on Sunday either, or Monday, On Tuesdav he asked her for dinner, and she ran out into the garden screaming. Her brother came down and fought with him. Other members of th.3 family also came, ar.d then the wife took his part. Mr. Leaver Why did your wife t'hrow the money away? Defendant: Because it wasn t enough for her. Defendant Mud his wages were only 25s. or 2os. a week. The case was adjourned for a week so that a wages certificate should be obtained.
DAY IN THE CELL. ABERAVON EIGHT-YEAft-OLD AND LITTLE GIRL'S CHANGE. Albert Price, aged 8, Arthur-street, Ab- eravon, was charged at Aberavon on Thurs- day with stealing 8d. from a little girl, Kate Thomas, aged g, on ih." 23rd inst. Kate Thomas eiic* she was sent with a j shilling to purchase some meat, and was returning home with the meat and 3d. change. Price met her and asked to see the change and then ran away with it. The boy's mother sa.;d he had been led astray by some other lads. He was ordered to be detained in the cell for one day and the Bench hoped that his mother would take care of him in fu- ture. The little boy sobbed pitifully.
SWANSEA GUARDIANS. BRECON CONFERENCE: DELEGATES REPORT. Swansea Guardians met on Thursday, Mr. J. W. Johnston presiding. Mr. G. Rowe was congratulated on his elevation to the county bench. Mr. John Lewis new Guardian for Ffynone, was welcomed. Mrs. H. D. Williams reported upon the Brecon conference, and said it was of the greatest interest and value. She believed a satisfactory solution of the underfed ehil- dren's question would be gained by the State dealing with it. Chairman, who also was a delegate, con- fessed himself a convert to the usefulness of these gatherings. Thanks were accorded both.
"WILL YOU MARRY ME." SKEWEN FARMER ELECTS TO GO 101 GAOL. At Pontardawe on Friday, Howel Walter •irkhou&e, farmer, Skewcn, who had been arrested on a warrant issued by Rachel Phil- ips, school teacher, Birchgrove, in respect of two affiliation orders, appeared. He owes :C3 4s. on each order. Defendant: I t-ook £ 1 to her mother's house, and she used abusive language. Defendant: Will I havj the custody of the child ? J Complainant: No. Asked if she would give him a fortnight to Pay, complainant replied sbe had given him long enough before she applied for the warrant. "I don't believe what he says about not having any money, because they've got plenty of property." Clerk (to defendant): If we adjourn the case for a fortnight, will you pay? Defendant I'U do what I can. Mr. Be.nthaH There's nothing for us to do but to make an order for payment, or in de- fault a month's imprisonment in each case, to run consecutively. Defendant She Said I wasn't the father of the child. Cbrk What's that got to do with pay- ing the money? Defendant was informed that all they could do was to send him to prison. Defendant (to complainant) Will you take 6s. a week instead of that? Complainant: No. Defendant Will you marry me? I Complainant No. Clerk You ha.ve no right to bargain with h;?r. Defendant went to Swansea Gaol.
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STUDIO OF VICE. WHY THAW KILLED WHITE. REVOLTING REVELATIONS. Extraordinary stories are being repro- duced by the Nèw York correspondent of the "Daily Telegraph" concerning the an- tecedents of the American architect, Sand- ford White, who was shot dead by Mr. Harry Thaw, a Pittsburg millionaire, whose wife, a former artist's model and chorus girl, he is alleged to have ruined. White is described as a tall, handsome man in the prime of life, full of animal opirits, and spending at the rate, as some estimate, of nearly £40,000 yearly. He was no mere empty-headed" stage-door Johnny," but a sort of specialist in debau- chery,, whose "studio," situated far aloft in one of the towers of Mauison-square Gar- dens, which he designed, was a veritable den of infamy. Here, absolutely safe from observation, it is alleged, WTiite and his decadent cronies designed and held Nsroes que feasts attended by vioe unspeakable, of which the girls present inside and the de- tectives stationed outside are reported to have been witnesses. With his wealth, his influence in theatrical circles, his lavish gifts, his Masterful intellect and magnetic manner, and the luxurious allurements of his magnilcent studio," the man was temptation incarnate. "This studio could safely be used for any evil purpose. White was a director of 1 0 the buildinr, ard his word to any subordin- ate was law. He is alleged to have brought poor young creatures there, girls recruited from the humble homes of the city, who were bewildered in the big square room, with its soft red lig' ts, its beautiful pic- tures in glinting, heavy golden frames, its marvels of tapestries and rugs, its silk- draped lounging spots, end its wine-stocked buffets. In part of it he hcunningly I contrived a set of mirrors that showed his visitor from all points of view. Far above the city, far from the reach Far above the city, far from the reach of its noise, beyond sight and hearing. White held his orgies. Once he gave a blackberry pie dinner. A huge semblance of a blackberry pip disclosed, when its crust was lifted. ?>. cirrln of doncinc; girls- little. dancing girls—md in the centre of it, in gauze drapery, the trembling figure of a child of fourteen." I public opinion i!1 New York is ine^ned to treat Mr. Thaw leoientlr. in view of Mr. White's reputation, and it is considered probable that a jury will refuse to convict on the capital charge, holding the murder justified.
CLYDACH COUNCIL BUSY. TREBANOS BRIDGE AND LIGHT RAILWAY EXTENSIONS. Clydach Council met on Thursday even- ing, "Mr. Evan Lloyd presiding, when it was decided that a sub-committee -ho;] investigate the reason why some public water-taps hud been removed from Down- street and if possible to have them re- placed. The clerk is to write the County Council for information regarding the cause why the extension of the light railway from Morriston to Pontardawe had been left un- finished. The Council also decided to apply to the County Council for a public water-cart ior Clvdach. it was agreed to send a deputation of Parish Councillors to meet the Ynysymond Parish Council L arrange for the erection of a bridge over the Tawe river at Tre- bauos. It was resolved to send in a petition in support of the justices of the peace now m committee stage. It was unanimously, decided that a depu- tation should wait on Dr. Carl linger to secure the. Mond Nickel Works liooter for use as a fire aiarm when required.
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RECORD RAIN IN LONDON. EIGHT SOLID HOURS DOWNPOUR. NEWtSPAPER OFFICE FLOODED. An extraordinary downpour of rain oc- curred in London and the surrounding counties during Thursday night, staxtin about twelve and not perceptibly slacken- ing until after eight o'clock on Fridav morning. The rain was accompanied bv a strong north-easterly wind, which caukd consid erable damage to gardens a.nd crops in the country districts. Some low-lving parts ~f North London were flooded, and raihvav traffic was impeded .whilst Hackney Station on the North London line was inundated Tram service was also suspended The heavy downfall flooded the distri-i railway line at Walham Green, Earls Court and Hammersmith, and traffic is completely suspended. A large staff is engaged in pumping operations and it is hoped to start running trams again in a few hours. The Upper Thames Valley was on Thurs- day night visited by one of the ost tre- mendous downpours of rain ever exper- ienced in the district. At Marlow at 9 O'clock on Friday morning the rain gauge 'showed 2J inches of rain had fallen since ten o'clock on Thursday night, one of the greatest falls ever record at Marlow It is regarded as certain that the crews at Henky H-ill be handicapped by havinc to row against an exceptionally Iast stream at the regatta. The rain in the districts away from Lr»n don was not so exceptionally heaw tho^rn at Bath over an inch was recorded for I? hours, and at Oxford 1* iiK-bes w«T K! THE EXTENT OF THE DOWNPOUR The Press Association telegraphs: TV, extent of the downpour of rain on Thurs- day morning around London may be eath ered from the fact that the total fall dur ing tbe 24 hours ending at 8 a.m. was regis- tered by the Meteorological Office at 2.07 inches. Practically no rain fell in the Met- ropolis up to midnight so that over two inches were registered during the first eight hours. 8 "SUN" ECLIPSED BY FLOODS The "Sun newspaper ofu.ee in Tudor, street, White friars, was flooded on Fridav morning to an alarming extent. All t>he printing engines weT<? completely covered with water, which made its way up to the machine room. FOUT are en- gaged in pumping out Oie wat?r. Bv the courtesy of the .^tar, a portion cf the "Sun's" fooTto edition is being printed at the former's office in Stonecutter-street. "WESTMINSTER GAZETTE" FLOODED. The "TVestminstfr Gazette" office in Tudor- etreet, was also flooded, and arrangements had to be made for the printing of the paper at the "Pall Mall Gazette" office.
Arrangements are being made for an athletic meeting at Felinfoel shortly, and in a few weeks time a regatta will be held CI. Llanelly.
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CARDIFF TRAGEDY. PRISONER PARKINS COMMITTED TO ASSIZES. Thomas Parkins (43), ex Customs officer, was committed for trial at Cardiff on Fri- day charged with the wilful murder of his daughtei, Alice, and with attempting to minder his wife and three daughters, and att?:npting to commit suicide. Evidence was given by the daughters who said their fattiei hcd been out of work many months. While they were alseep m bed bc suddenly atif.cked them with a I chisel and hammer, subsequently cutting b-S c .vii throat. The giri Alice di?d at the infirmary. I
ALLEGED POLICE BRUTALITY. TUMBLE CHAKGEb FAIL: CITOSD- SUMAlUAfcj FRO\ ED. At Llanelly on Thursday David and TIMS. Hcweiis charged P.C. Lewis with assail, Da. h1 Hyvvells charged Mrs. Lewis w'ta aas^dt, and there was a crofis-summons. Ihe cases arose out of the recent disturb- ances at Tumble. J he charge was dismissed, as was that against Nrs Lewis, but in the cross-sum- f!:<D.<; against th-e two Howells for assart- ing the puiKe they were each fined E5 and costs. Mr. R. Richards, for the police, otated that some of his witnesses had been 'hreat- ened, and a man named Lewis was warned. VI.
AMMANFORD COLLIERS DOCTOR. DR. MARTIN REFUSES THE POST: ¡ STRONG PRESSURE. 1; In connection with the Ammanford col- liers medical question it was announced on Thursday that Dr. Martin, of Treorkv, had been chosen by ballet. Dr. Soott, of*Cwm- twrch, being Second. It is now stated that when acquainted with the result on Thursday, Dr. Martin wired, saying that he could not Sree his way to accept the appointment. It is now underi-toorl that the appointment is being offered to Dr. Scott, Cwmtwrch. It is understood that the. British Medical Ac-eociation is Supporting the local doctors in oppositio-i to the new scheme, and it is surmised that every pressure possible is ¡ being brought to bear on the medical prac- titionerc not to accept the appointment. DR. SCOTT ACCEPTS THE POST, Dr. Scott, Cwmtwrch, who was offered the post on Dr. Martin s refusal, visited Am- manford on Thursday night a.nd accepted it after meet.ing the men's committee. Dr. Scott s name, it is expected, will be endorsed by the men, in which case he starts his duties to-morrow (Saturday).
GOOD NEWS FOR SWANSEA VETERANS. PENSIONS TO BE INCREASED. Some time ago a movement was set on foot to endeavour to raise the amount of pensions of Lnmean and Indian Mutiny veterans, it having come to the notice of the navsl authorities that- certain old soldiers who had fought for their country were in a state of destitution and neglect. A memorial letter I was addressed by the Unitod Kingdom Veterans' Association, which has its head- quarters at Bristol,, to the Secretary of State for War praying that some increase of pension should be granted to those vjtorans whose pension was less than Is. a day. The mem- orial letter was numerously signed by the chief magistrates and high-sheriffs of the principal cities and towns, but owing to a change cl Government some time elapsed 1 before the matter was fully considered. The association is now in possession of an Lntima- tion from Col. Sir Edward W. D. Ward, K.C.B.. of the War Office, that a.ll veterans in receipt of a pension less thaji Is. a day will receive- an increarse to that rate on reacihing the age of 70 years. According to Commandant Maggs, of the Sw^csea United Service Brigade, about four Swansea vet-' I fcrans will receive an increase of 3d. a day.
I ALL OVER A CABBAGE. SWANSEA LABOURER TO BE TRIED BY A JURY. At Swansea on Saturday Edward Rogere, labourer, Trewyddfa-road, was charged with wounding his wife, Eliy&beth. Complainant said they quarrelled about a cabbage, and he struck her on the bead with a sweeping brush. She became un- oonecious, and was taken to the Hospital. P.C. Grove said complainant had a wound I on the left side of the head. He rendered first aid, and removed her to the hospital. Defendant asked "Is she dead ?" Receiving a reply in the negative, defendant remarked "It's a pity the —— isn't!" Defendant: I don't believe I asked him if my wife was dead. Dr. Marshall said the wound was an inch long. It bled profusely. Defendant said they bad been married for ten years, and this was the first trouble they 'had had. I Mr. Waiters: Youll have to be tried by a jury. Wife (in court); Oh, no; not that! Mr. WaJtere said the oflfenoe was of such a nature that the magistrates could not deal with it. Defendant was committed to take his trial at the next Quarter Sessions.
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SUN EXPLODES ON H.M.S ESSEX. SEAMAN KILLED: SEVERAL FATALLY INJURED The Press Association's Plymouth corres- xmdent telegraphs —It is reported here that there has been a serious gun accident on g H.M. armoured cruiser Essex, off the Scilly Islands, and that one man has been "ed and several injured by being burnt about J the faoe, head and eyes. rj The Essex is on her way to Plymouth with the injured. The Essex is a vessel of 9,800 tons, and 22 to 23 knots' spexl. She carries a mail- ar- I mament of 14 6in. quickfiiere, with one of which the accident uafi probably occurred.) I
BL CHARGE RESPONSIBLE. LIEUTENANT AMONGST THE INJURED. i The Press Association's Devonport Cor- 1 respondent telegraphs later:—1 he cruiser ] Essex, which arrived here on Friday morn- ] ing, reported that a fatal gun explosion had occurred on board, with the result that one seaman was killed, and a lieutenant and three seamen were injured. The following official announcement has been issued from the Commander-in-Chief 6 Office at Devonport:—"H.M.S. Essex has returned to Devonport owing to a gun accident, and reports the following casual- ties :—George Malcoimson, Devonport, 216559, killed; injured, Lieut. John B. Haly, both eyes and face badly burnt, a.nd scalp wound; Arthur A. Ball, A.B., Devon- port 188942, right eye badly burnt, left eye, face and neck burnt; John W. Baxter, A.B.. Devonport, 216059, both eyes and faoe burnt; and John James Robinson. A.B., Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve, 566. Mer- sev Division, bu.nt both eyes, face and neck. The Essex was speedily mobilised for the manoeuvres, and the accident occurred whilst a six-inch blank charge was being fired. g"-1 1
JAM MAKING AT SWANSEA. VISIT TO KING AND SEVILLE'S FACTORY. DR. RHYS DAVIES AND THE IMPORT- ANCE OF FRUIT. People who have not yet tasted the wares of King and Seville Ltd., may not know that Swansea can count a jam factory among its varied industries. It is in est- bury-stree-t, and on Thursday afternoon a party of representative gentlemen and "thers made an inspection, the object of which was in order that the public might be reassured that whatever is doaje at Chicago or elsewhere, here, at all events, purity is the hail-mark of the jams and preserved fruits sent. out from these works. The party included the Mavor and Miss Morgan. Dr. Rhyc Davies, Dr Blagdon Richards, Mr. John Harvey and Miss Har- vey. Mra. C. H. Perkins, Mr. Llewelyn Jenkins (cleark to the Foard of Guardians), Mr. Richard Watkins and Mr. Geo. Ro- berts (representing Messrs. Baldwin and Som, paper manufacturers, Birmingham), and a oouple of pressmen. Mr. Albert Funsland, the head cf the firm, and the works manager (Mr. John Els- bury) showed the visitors round, and at the very onset all were struck with the cleanliness of the i-rnoundings, the utensiis and the employee. In a well-lighted airy pkrt of the works a number of young women were engaged in "stemming" strawberries, black currents and gooseberries, whilst clcee by were many baskets of choice raspberries, and it was remarked that for jam-making it
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)RINK HORN J MAN'S PURE TEA In Packets only and Full Weight Without Wrapper. ALWAYS GOOD ALIKE. Prices 14 to 34 per lb. OLD IN SWANSEA & DISTRICT BY ames Jones and Son, Goat Streeet (Whole- sale only), 'aylor and Co., Ltd., 6, Castle Square; Oxford Street; 190, Brynymor Road; 53, Walter Road an.i tho Dunns, iviiimhW .onnett;, 7, Heathfield Street. Ja.-ie.s, Grooer, lihondda Streeet, Movot Pleasant. Loberts, Uplands Emporium. lorgan, Grocer, Morriston. ewis, Grooer, Herbert Streeet, Pont*irtlav» Ivans, Grocer, Alitwen. Davies, Grocer, Ctvdach. 4. Davies, The Buildings, Clydach. Williams, Grocer, i-iackpili. W )avey. Grocer, Aberdyberthi Street, HafodL C. W. Thorpe, Grooer, Brynmiii. r enkllls' Stores, Pontardawe. lorda.n, Grocer, Glare. Vioore, Grooer, 14, bt. Helen'B Road. Wat60n Bros., Grooers, Brynymor Road. Meredith, Confectioner, 141, St. Helen's Avenue. Lewis and Co., 8, College Street. Parlbv, 9, Cradock Street. Jones* Grocer, 64, Liangyfelach Street. Havard, 95, Brynymor Road. J T Davies, 13 and 14, Walter Road. D. L. Evans, 27, Walter Road. W. Thomas and Co-, Glo'ster Buildinfi (Wholesale only). YSTALYFERA. — Davies, Manchester House. LANDORE.-Harding, Landcre Shop.
FROM THE SEAMAN'S COAT POCKET. CHARGE AGATNST SWANSEA WOMAN FALLS THROUGH. At Swansea on Friday Catherine Driscoli, no address, was charged with stealing £ 4 6s. from the coat pocket of Alfred Hansen, seaman. Complainant was with a friend when he met defendant and another woman, and they went to a public house. Later, when in a back lane, he found his money missing. P.C. Francis found complainant holding defendant. "Tha-s woman took all my money—oveT £ 4," be said. Defendant re- pliedj "1 didn't have the —— money!" and when charged said "It's a ——. lie!" Mr. Law Did you notice the condition of Hansen? Witness: He was sober. He aanded me a sovereign, which he aaid he had picked UP- The case was dismissed. Defendant: I am iru.ooent, gentlemen. Clerk: You had better not protest too much.
PORT EYNON'S NEW LIFEBOAT. CREW ROW IT ROUND FROM SWANSEA. On Saturday morning the new lifeboat for Port Eynon left the Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea, for that place, in charge of Mr. Beer, an officer of the National Lifeboat In- stitution from London. The lifeboat had reached Swansea from London on Thursday evening. The Port Eynon crew brcught up the old lifeboat, which has served 1 ..r twenty years, and become a little antiquated, and then re- turned with the new. It is a great point with the Lifeboat In- stitution that names of new lifeboats aiiall not be disclosed until they reach their des- tination. That part of the boa.t, during its stay in Swansea, has been carefully covered up.
AMMANFORD WATER. COUNCIL NOT FRIGHTENED BY LLANELLY RURAL. At Ammanford Council meeting -,be agreement between the Council and Mr. Pieroe, plumber, Cardiff, for connecting water-mains and houses was signed. Colonel Morris said 150 applications from house owners had been received to connect their property with the water mam, and the work of connecting would com- mence on Monday week. Llandilo Rural" Council wrote for a date for a meeting of the joint conference. Clerk: I was informed to-day that the Llanelly Ruraj Council were going to apnly fo- a provisional order to get a supply froBa the same source as us. Colonel Morris: That is only a bogey to frighten us. Chairman: In that case we would oppoa* it. A special meeting will be held on Tuesday evening to discuss water matters.
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MANSELTON BAZAAR. ( IN AID OF ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH- At St. Michael's Hall, MajMeltofi, ^w%i»- sea, on Thursday, Mm. J. D. darks, Rock House, Morriston, who was presented with a bouquet by Mies Lindsay, opened a bazaar in aid of Sf.. Michael's and All Angels' Church. Rev. D. M. Jones, curate, intio- duoed Mre. Clarke, who was accorded our- dial vote of thanks. Secretaries were Messrs. J. B. Yeo and P. T. Jonee. The stalls were strikingly attractive, and "he stall-holders were —Ba.chelor&' Messw. J. B. Yeo. P. T. Jones. C. Gfe-n, G. Davies, and D. Martin. Penny Bazaar: The Misses Cook and Gean. Greengroje'y: Mrs. James and Miss Martin. Habeflash- ery Mrs. Davies and Miss Dight. Shoot- ing Gallery MesBns. G. Jones and G. H. Jon.M. Work: Mns. Gregory, ..ira D. Hughes, Mrs. T. Jonea. C-o n fee t ic n, v Mrs. Glasbrook Davies, Mies L,;hns, and Miss Glasbrook. Sweet6: Mrs. J. C. Ore- gory, Miss Poly, Miss Rapsev, MttSe L. James, flowers: Miss L. Gregory nd Miss Monday. Snowball Mrs. Hill and Mrs. Rose. Refreshments: Mr W. Thonas, Mrs. J. B. Yro, Miss J. Reas. Miss M. Thomas. Mrs. Bronks, Mrs. Ted Hanj m, Miss Williams, Miss Hanson, and Mr. Powell.
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paid the manufacturer to have nice large fruit, because of the richer substance in it. In the boiling room, close by, Manager Ekhury demonstrated the prooees. Tne fruit, with which absolutely nothing but white preserved suga,r is mixed, is boiled in steam-jacketed copper pans of which there are fouT. each capable, of turning out a toe of jam per day. Thett it is conveyed, in a large ladle, to a ooppef-lined cooling tank, and afterwards poured into jaris and fast- ened down in the ordinary way, ready for wrapper and label. "Simply as our grand- mc-hefs made jam." was the manager's de- scription, r.nd for general information it may be said that fo- every 40 Ibs. of fruit 42 ibs. of sugar is used, this being sufficient to preserve the jam for almost any length of time. The process of preserving fruits was also shewn. Bottles of fre&h Trait—goose- berries were now iise, —surrounded in pure water, are placed in a large tank of water up to the necks. Steam is injected, and gradually all the ai- is expelled from the bottles, whereupon the stoppers, by the ordinary pressure of the atmosphere, be- come automatically sealed. Here again no preservative substance ii* at all Osed. AJfto shown were a handy little lemon-chipper for marmalades, the washing and drying rooms for the empty jars, and the pulping machine. uned for reducing to a puln fruits (except the strawberries, which cannot be dealt with in this way), for preservation in air-tight casks, so that they miffht be con- verted into fresh jame when the fruit reason is past. Steam, generated by a boiler that can work up to lCOlbs. pressure, plays an important pi.rt in th= works, inasmuch && the water is heated by injections, and in the washing1 room the jars para through a number of waters, strong eoda being useci in some of them. And yet four persons oan properly cleanse as many as forty grass of bottles "or jars in a day. Altogether the works employ from 20 to 80 hands, aooord- in? to the season of the year. The Mayor expressed delight at whs1 he had seen, an 1 said that in the first place everything in connection with the works was perfectly sweet, wholesome and clean In the next place they all knew the deep interest Mr. Fuisland was taking in the de- velopmeat of the business, and they all wished him every prosperity. His WTorship could not see why the industry should not become a very important one in the interests of the town af well as those in the fruit trade. It was one of those kind of industries to which they looked forward in the future development of STnansea. He was pi eased to know they had a very experienced m«n- ager, and that everything was being done to make the tiling a sttooes6. Tlie Works Manager assured the Mayor that he had had a wide experience. For 13 years he was with Keighley and Sons, Dun- dee. two years wit'7 John Moirs and Sons in London, Scotland and Spain. and twice he bad ma<io jam for the Royal table at Balmoral Castle, 6vn yeam he was with Thomas Wood, of Sw&nlev, Kent, and six years with Messrs. Reid, Murdock and Co., of Chicago. For Messrs. Moir and Sons he won the gold medal and special prize at the Healtherics Exhibition. He added that the article the firm promised to produce was nothing but simple jam. Dr. Rhys Davies said he was particularly pleased to see the place so beaut ifu]lv clean and in such a heaJtnv locality, and thought the factory would be a great service to Swansea and South Wale6. He did not think people ate enough fruit. Mr. Fumland returned thanks, and hoped t.he visit would reassure the public as to the things the firm put on the table He was flnxiotis that the public should inspect the works at a.ny time, as everything was done above board, and in other remarks men- tioned that most of the soft fruits came frocm Devon&.ire, and that he had had jam on his tea table, the fruit of which bad been growing at Combemartin the same morning. It may be added that about £6,000 has been put into the business..