£ *#♦;$* & I DISTRICT I NEWS* tt A social meeting was held at the Ta.bsr- Dac:e Schoolroom, Morrifton, on Tinrrsday tvtsn!g by members of the Welsh I.O.G.T. 1 It been decided to erect a memorial to t-he- memory of Morgan Rhys, Llan- fyrrydd, I the Welsh hymrvist, who was born in(1713, and died on August 9th, ljíý. i Burry Port Highway Committee has ap- pointee a ajmirutt-eo to investigate the que",u.on of trespass near Acbddu Hill. At- tpntcu wls drawn to the condition of Train and Tynevvvdd-roads^ and the ques- | tionof putting in force the Private Streets Works Act was raised but deferred. Another pleasant evening was spent- at th.- Swansea Total Abstinence Society's meeiing on Saturday evenhMff-when an excellent niiscedlan<>ous programme, ar- ranged by Mr. Wm Bevan, was gone through. CoirPiiiior A. fjovell presided, Miss Winnie Parry, who succeeds Mr. Owen )1, Edwards in the editorial chair of Cymrn'r Plant- is » native of Portdinor- wie," where she was brought up with rS1" grandfather. Mr. John Mitchell. nresMent of the American Union of Miners, is likely to he succeeded next year by a Welshman, Mr. T. 1. Lewis, of Bridgeport, Ohio, at pre- sent a. vice president. Lord Chancellor has appointed the Rev. David Jenkins, assistant, missioner and or- ganising secretary or the Church of Eng- land Temperance Society for St. David's, to the rectory of Ciigarran, Pembrokeshire. A conferemoe of the South Wales Salvation Army sfficws. numbering tifty, met at I TJ anally on Thursday in the PrTrirrpterian ( Schoch-oom. A public meeting irt the bar- racks followed, Meetings were oontinued on Fruity. Mr. LioydCeorge, M.P., goHed a good deal during his sojourn on the Riviera. He took part in a match with Mr. Arthur Crosfield. M.P., the first amateur cham- pion of France, over the Cannes oonrse, and an interesting game ended all square. I. II Mr James Wignall, J.P. (Dock, Wlbarf, an-d Rtvetrakle Workers" Union), has been afT(n>usted on a Home Office Departmental Cosxwmissrian to test the best means of secar- ircg to workmen who are paid by weight or rr £ ;i«arement the means of testing the cor- rectrjess erf their wages. 4 Wright's Annual Reference Book for 11 Swansea and District for 1908 is to hand. It is a veritable compendium of local in- formation, giving as it does official facts and figures in every conceivable branch of the town's industrial and commercial life. For reference and compilation purposes it mast be well-nigh indispensable. At Bristol on Friday, in the case in which the Briton Ferry Shipping Co., Neath, owners of the motor barge Bonlby, were sued by Messrs. Oshorn and Willis, Bristol, owner? of the barge St. Vincent, which collided with the Boulby, the judge held that the St. Vincent was solely to blame, and adjndged for defendants on the claim and counter-claim. At Tenby Assembly Rooms on Thorsday, n, grand performance of "The Pirates of Penzance" was given by the local Ama- teur Operatic Society, under the conductor- ship of Mr. R. Williams. It was the Tenby Hant week, and the aitenda-nce at the performance included the members of Parliament and the elite of the county generally. The orchestra that assisted was under the leidersh.jp of Air. Walter Whit- taker (Leipsic Cons.), Swansea. At Ltandilo on Saturday, MevrA. D. E. Williams and CJo hosiery manufacturers, T-R Mill?, were summoned far employing Ca-thenne Mary Joaes, who is under 16 years of age, without a certificate of heaJth. A ftm of 10s. and costs was im- posed. -+- At X°ia,th -on Monday, Geo. Phillips, haulier, was charged with stealing driving reins, value 7s. 6d. the property of Mr. Evans Bevan, proprietor of the Vale of Neath P.rewery. P.C. Quarterly spoke to fin din a; the reins in an addressed parcel at deft-nd.int's lodgngs. Defendant was fined 20s, r;fi costs. Mrs. Mary Woodcock, WHIO-Y of the latf- Mr. William Woclcock, Morrrsron, passed awav at her residence, 64. DIKWTO-street, on f^turday at midnight. Deceased, who was 89 years of age, KB orre of the obdegt in- habitants of Morrision, and was highly re- aw>etecL The funeral wi.ll take pDaoe on Thurnlay, at 3 p.m., at Llangvrelaoh I The ordinary contribution meeting of j the Swansea branch of the Amalgamated Society of Railway -*rvante was held at the Working Men's ( iab on Sunday even- ing. Mr. Dd. Bevan presided, snpparted bv Bros- Minns, G. Codd, C. W. Pick. wic* and -others. At Uamrad°<"k on Thnm^iay a deserter from the Welsh Fusiliers wae chajrged with sealing a overcoat walue 40s. from Carmel Chapei on Sunday. Defendant Wall bound over in £10 Defendant was afterwairia ettarppd with being a deeerfcer and was removed under remand for an escort—For not notifying sheep t'('3b EHzabpt-h Jones, r>yfb<ifa»clra. Uanddaxnaat, was fined £ 4— ybc. i.atff' of t.he licence of itawn's Arms, <ywyrr from Wise Morgan to Evan Owen, ABENI R-TI, GRANTED. ¡
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LLANDOVERY. BOWDDWRETTES. (By liDyfri"). A competitive meeting is to be held at the Drill Hall on (rood Friday, at which I hear some capital prizes are to be of- fered. After being stationed here for just, over r., a year, P.C. Edwards has been removed to Ammanford. The Llandovery Terra Gotta, Brick and Tile Company has now been floated. At a meeting of the AgricuLkara. Society on Thursday last, it was decided to post- pone the appointment of secretary until March next. The balance in connection with the show wiH be about B15 in favour of the Society. Tho fair was a. very smalt ai-fair indeed. An imna-te of the Workhouse hearing the surname of Prentice, proved quite an adapt at hammer smashing. But hia astuteness cost, him a month's imprison- ment. WEDDING WATKINS—MORGAN, A very pretty wedding was solemnised at the Tabernacle Chapel, on Tuesday last, the contracting parties beckig Mr. Owen VV at kins, of Brynmaes, Tr-ecatttJe, and Miss Anne Morgan, the daughter of the late Mr. David Morgan, of Maesgwa«siod, LJan- dausaint. A large number of friends wit- nessed the interesting ceremony. The bride, who was becomingly latticed in a brown costume trimmed with while silk, with hat to match, was given, away by her brother, Mr. Tom Morgan. Miss Wat- kins (sister of the bridegroom), acted as bridesmaid, and Mir. D. Watkins (brother of bridegroom), as best ma.n. The Rev. Evan WiMiams. of Twynllanan, Elaodau- sairrt, was the officiating minister. On emerging from the sacred edifice, the young ¡ cotrple were greeted with showers of rica and confetti. The wedding breakfast was j pajt>aJcen of at the Wheat Sheaf Hoted, an excedJent spread being prepared by Hostess Roderick. Subsequently the bride and bridegroom proceeded to Niaes- gwastod, the bride's residence, where a large circle of friends had congregated to express their heartiest congratulations. Arches were also erectad near Aberllee- hach. and at the entrance gate to Maes- gwartod. At the invitation of the bride'a relatives, a number of friends were enter- ta.ined at the latter place to a sumptuous repafst. Amongst the company were Mr. Dd. Williams, Goedm&wr: Mr. and Mrs. Williams, Nanteinon; Mr. and Mrs. J. Darvdee?, Aberlleohach, and Mrs. WiEfiams, and Mr. Dd. Williams, Llwynmoch. Sevp- rai! speeches we.re made .expressing every good wish for the future happiness and prosperity of the tride and bridegroom. Later in the everrine. the happy pair left for Brecon, where the honeymoon is being s>pent. The presents were numerous é..nd costly. rNITED GUILD MEETING. The weekly meetings held under the auspices of the United Guild continue to prove a source of great attraction. On Thursday evening last the Drill Hall was crowded with an enthusiastic audience who showed their appreciation of the res- pective contributions with applaudits. Mr. G. Morton, of Emkine Honse, presided, and an exce-tient programme was arranged for the evening, which proved most en- joyabie. Perhaps the most successful items were the dialogue, entitled "The Shy Young Man," and the oomllC song Ten- dered by Mr. T. H. Davies. These created considerable amusement for the assemblage. The programme was as follows:—• Gramophone selection, Mar. T. Jonesr; soio, Mr. George H. Daviess recitation, Mi £ £ XelHe Reee; solo, Mr. John Jones; comic song, 'My Wife won't 1ft me," Mr. T. H. Da vies; recitation, Mr. J) Thomas; soio, Mr. R• D. Williams; dialogne, "The Shy Man Agaiti, Mr. W. N. Thomas and party; pianoforte duet-, Misses Titiv Step- hems and G ladyB Morgan competition for the best yarn, divided between Mr. Uopd WSliams and Mr. D. Thomas; soJo, Miss Blodwen Williams; gramophone selection, Mr. T. Jones. DAMAGE AT THE WORKHOUSE. At the police court on Thursday last, before Mr. D..Jones Lewis anJ Mr. C. P. Lewis, a travelling labourer named Afbert Prentice was charged with doing wilful damage to a celJ door at the Workhouse on that morning. Dd. Evans,- the master, stated that the defendant was put to his task of brea-king 3 cwt. of stones, and was given a hammer to do -so. Defendant- placed the stones in a heap, and the first blow resulted in the hammer being broken. He was given another hammer, and once 3 gain the hammer instead of the stones got broken. Witness noticed defendant's scheme, and locked him in the oeM. De- fendant threatened to smash the door. and i»t u ~k to bis word, causing damage to the extern of between 7s. 6d. to 10s. Defendant admitted the offence, but stated that the hammers were faultv. The Bench committed him to one month's im- prisonment wjt.,h hard labour. JANLTARY FAIR. This monthly event was held on Thurs- day lost, but was sparsely attended by -to. Tuere was a fairly good demand for cattle, particularly cows with calves and fat cattle. Yearlings realised from P,6 to £8, cows with calves E14 to £ 16, baircners JB10 to £13, and fat cattle sixpence per lb. A small 1 number of colliers and cobs were exhibited, the former yielding JB28 to JB30, and the latter JB25 to 1;28 apiece. DEATH AND FUNERAL OF "A NON- AGENARIAN. The funeral of the late Mrs. Mary Price, of TyrbanaJ. took place on Tues- day last, and was largely attended. The deceased, who died on the preceding Sat- urday, had attained the advanced age of 98 yeaTs. She was a well-known and highly iesp»-cted inhab:tant. Amongst the mourners were:—Mr. iliiam Price. C:l- poste (son); Mr. John Price, Llaneny (ion), and Miss Price, Tybanal (daugh- ter). The Rev. l-f. ll'or -James (Llandov- ery), was the oftiriant at the hou«>, chape), and graves id?. LLANDOVERY BOARD OF GUAR- DIANS. The ^ortnightly meeting of the Board of Guardians was h-?H cw Friday last, nnder the presidency ot Aid. T. Watkins. Y- Berlian VOTE OF THANKS. A hearty vote d thanks was accorded Mr- Jeffreys Owen, of Ystrad, for her kindness in 'entertaining the inmates 01 the Workhou.se to a splendid dinner. school, STT" It was nnammousiy TCSC' ,d to adont the committee's report recomrrending tho Board to NeH the Union fiield—about 1 £ acres in extent—to the Carm-arthensiiire Education Authority, as a site for erecting an elementary school, for the sum of JB270. sufciect to the rewrvation of the Board's right to light and drainage for the Workhouse ^remises. MASTER'S REPORT. Mr. D. Evans, the master, reported as follows: — First week — Inm;ites 24 again-t 25; vagrants fI) aga,ii:st 60. ■Second week :—Tr mates 25 against 24; v,-) 7',a:its 69 again?t 52. VTSITIN'G BOOK. T!:e visiting book, signed by Mrs. Jef- frey* Owen o? Ystnd, contained the fol- lowing:— "On th^ 14th inst. I went over the houre after gi,in::( the annual dinner. I found all in £ -ood order, ard the inmat°-« eem-vl contented and haDDY. which spoke well for the master and officials under whose care they are. Everything was beauti- fully rlean. Another entrv therein gfigneil by Mr. W. Jones Davie«, Tj-cerrig Caio, read as fo'^ows — "I ma.de a hurried visit to the Workhouse to-day for the first time, and I have much p'e?.sure to state that the order, cleanli- ness, ?nd prmarent haDpmess of all wero evervtliiiq- thnt conld h-e desired. ACKNOWLF,DOMENT OF VOTE. The fol'owing letter was read from the Master to the lioard'r, vote of sympathy: — "I wi^li to exnress my deen gratitude to vou for your kind vote of sviiip-afhy and condolence with me in my sad bereave- ment. The loss of a dearly-beloved for. and a promlsine* young man wes a sad I "blow to me. Kis suoces^- U1 his sphere for the last five years had tided me with the highest hooes of a brilliant career for him as a Poor-law officer, but my erpecta- -tions have been shattered by his untimely death." DINNER TO THÊWORKHOrSE IN- MATES. On Tuesday la^t. Mrs. Jeffreys Owen. of Ystrad, in accordance with her annua! cite torn, very generously er.tc; lamed the inmates of th^ Workhoir-e to an excellent dinner, consisting of roast beef, with pud- ding, mince-pies, hop biAters, and lemon- ade. After dinner, the females were pre- sented with lib. r-ugair a.nd yl'u. of tea ea. h, and the males v."it-h 2oap. of tobacco. M iss Owen a'so f-ant a handsome toy to each of the children. At the close, ringing cheers were given to the kind donors. ) DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MP DD. EVANS. A wt-H known and respected figure has just pas-ed a\v;>y :;1 the person oi Mr. David Evans, of Garden-street. He had ) attained the age of 76 years, and for a great many years was a faithful employee ot the L'andovery Corporation. Although being in indifferent health for some time past. he practically died in harness. I. He was esteemed by all who came III con-tarn with him, and the greatest sym- pathy is extended to the widow and children in this their bereavement.. Deceased was a regular attendant at the Tabernacle Methcdi. t Chapel. The tune- t ral took place on Saturday last, and being of a- pnbKe chnracteT, was very largely at- ter.dei. Amongst tho*e present were:— Revs. Gruffydd Evans i(.h-'rats); T. E. Thomas. Bailyglas; H. Ifor JanK- 'Die Laurels; Aid. D. Saunders Thomas, Bel- mont; Aid. J. R. James, Albeit House; Councillor S. H. Price, Trafalgar House; Counciinor H. Havard. Northampton House ¡ Councillor P. Thomas, Mafeking Villa; Councillor DI. Morgan, Half Moon Coun- cilor J. Evans Ce?tle <ree} Councillor J. Nicholas, Centra1 Drug Stoi-e-s Mr. Morgan Griffiths. Penygawse Honse: Mr. j D. Evans. Ta-nvbrvn Mr. Joim Wiil'am-, Yietoria-fvfreet .Mr. B. Jac'kson, New- road Mr. W. Hoyd. Queen-street )1,. W. Price. Orchard-street: Mr. T Wil- liams. Vc'indra Mr. Geo. Williams, Whitehall Mr. John Williams, Victoria- crescent Mr. J. James, Maesvcoed Mr. W. J. Strange. Station Hotel Mr. W. Davits, Cil.ycwm Mr. D. Jo-n^s Alma House: Mr. W. Harries, Blue Rell. etc. The W("1" tb- ,i.rlr.w: \'r. n:n.jd John Evan? (soni Mr. Dajin,ie Evans ) (son) Mr. and Mrs. J -m-ds Enm." (son and daughter-in-lawi Mr. Evan F'-atic (son) Mr. N. Riehpfc?5 adn Mr. Evan P.icltards, Ciydaeh. brother-in-law and reT>hewN Po'-k Cc^tage. LJan- wrtvd fuiec^c At the hou#e. Dr. Tliom^s j offe.iated, wliiM at t-he clinch s-nd grave si te th-» 15">v. Gruffvd'.l Evans was the oflfi'■ i;111. Thp funeral arrangements were sati^factori-v carried o-t by Mr. George Anthony, or Stone-street. I.AN DOVERY DISTRICT COUNCIL. 'i"ae monthly rm eiting of this Council was held on Friday last. It TO resolved that the two Surveyors attend the Cottage Exhibition Conference to be held at Swansea, and that their railway fare be paid. On the motion of Mr. D. Davie.s. Rhy- blid. a committee of 9 was appointed to vmit Porthyrhyd Ford and report at the next meetin-g, as to whether a foci-bridgj or cart-bridge would be the most- serviceable to erect at the Kpot. sufh Committee to meet on Wednesday, Februaryi 12th. The reports presented by the two Sam- j tary Inspectors (Messrs. < Williams and Morgan) were considered, a.nd the several matters mentioned therein ordered to be attended to.
BURIED UNDIR FILL OF IART. TRAGIC FATE OF PONTYPOOL COLLIERS. James James, of GarndifTarth, and I Thomas Flynn. of Talywain, miners, em- ployed at Llanerch Colliery, Pontypool, I; were buried beneath a fall oi roof in t.he pit on Tuesday morning, and killed. I. The bodies were subsequently recovered. The dav smft, who were first going to work, returned to their hom«, in accord- ant with local custom. I
I ALARM AT A PANTOMIME. COOL-HEADED COURAGE OF A LADY ARTISTE. During a pantomime performance on Mon- day night at the Zoo Hippodrome, Glasgow, an LLTC Jight above the stadls fell with a crash. There WM a great glare of light. The audienoe rose from thair seats, and many rushed to the door. PaiHC was fortunately averted by the manager. who assured the audienoe them was no danger, and by Miss Alma Obrey, the principal lady, who rushed on the stage, and by tome clever by-play, assisted to restore confidence.
At a meeting of Llandovery Guardians it was resolved to adopt a recommendation to sail the Union Field to the Carmarthenshire Education Committee for an elementary school in Llandovery at £Z70, subject to re- servation of rights to light and drainage for the workhouse. j
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SAID SHE HAD BEEN MARRIED BEFORE. BUT SWANSEA LABOURER MUST MAINTAIN HER. CllRlOUS MATRIMONIAL TANGLE REVEALED. At Swansea on Monday, William Simms, la-bourer, was summoned for cruelty to his wife Mary Hannah. It had been alleged that the woman nad a husband alive at the time she married Simms. Compiaiiianf said she married a man named De Freese, lived with him for two years, and them found he was married. A week after she accused him and left, and had never seen De Freese since. Six years after she was married in Swansea to Simms. She had told defendant about it before marriage. She lived twelve months with Simms, then he put her .out of the house. She remained away four years, then they lived together again, and had done till 5 years ago. Then she left him because he was cruel. Mr. Thompson: Haven't you been seen I in the Queen's Hotel drinking with De Freese? Witness Never. lli. Thompson said the point was whether the husband was really alive in fact. A cobbler, who requested tha.t his name should not be published, said he knew complainant when she was MTS. De Freese. i They lived together in Baptist Well-street. He saw Do J'reeee two and a half years ago; also 18 months later. Complainant: You never told me?—No. Did you ever see me in his company?— Never. Henry Osborn, Matthew-street, corro- borated. George Thomas, Tunnel Hotel, also gave evidence. The bench arrived unanimously at the conclusion that they could make t.ho order. Defendant saad he only earned 17s. or 18s. a week. An older for payment of 6&. a week was 111f'xJ0.
SWANSEA RAILWAYMIN. II' REPRESENTATION ON CONCILIA- TION BOARDS. ALLEGED "PACKING"' PROCESS OF THE COMPANIES. A meeting of Swansea railwaymen took place on Sunday at the Workingmen's Club. Mr. David Bevan, who presided, t-aid personally he had no faibh in the proposed ml -L<)Q conciliation boards. The cha-irmat) was elected a member of the local Ixubour Representation Committee. The Secretary read correspondence from the executive re the Conciliation Boards. Mr. Bell, M.P., pointed out unfair tactics to which companies resorted, and called upon members to support the nominees of the A.S.R.S. Mr. Jno. Bevan protested against the! companies' interference, and moved a oem, denrnatory resolution, incorporating an an- peal to the President of the Board (If Trade 'e; to negative such tactics. Mr. Pickwick seconded, and asked the men to vote according to the terms laid down by Mr. Bell, declining the companies' offer to pay expenses of the men's delegate? at the Boards. Mr. Thornhill said cither the Board of Trade officials were being "worked" or else the President of the Board of Trade was allowing himself to be. Another speaker said it was evident that, the companies wore endeavouring to pack the boards with their own men. A.S.R.S.. should pack the boards with unionists. Discussion ensued as to whether the men were to support the programme adopted at, the 1 'c.Jb Birmingham conference or revised i programme sanction by the executive. Mr. Codd said Mr. Charles, secretary of the G.W.R. signalmen's movement, nad forwarded to the G.W.R. directors the pro- gramme as confirmed by the executive, but it was returned. Mr. Pickwick said Mr. Charles took thisi step under a misapprehension. Mr. John Bevan said the Bristol confer- ence decided to adhere to the executive's programme. [ Mr. A. Davies read his report as a dele- gate to the Crewe conference last Friday, from which it appeared that Mr. A. Bowen, checker, Swansea, was the only local man nominated to the Conciliation Board on the South Wales L. and N.W.R. division. Owing to an informality the meeting sub- stituted the name of Mr. Maggs, of Swan- sea. for that of Mr. Bowen. sea. for that of Mr. Bowen. Mr. Mitchell proposed that the names of a!l local candidates to the boards be printed and distributed to mombers of the A.S.R.S. and non,members.-Carried..
1\ HOW WAS WON, TARIFF REFORM ORGANISER AT SWANSEA. REPLIES TO "TRIBUNE" EX- PLANATIONS. Mr. James Reid, of Bristol, who has just- returned from Mid-Devon, where he, had I the exceptional experiences already des- ¡ cribed in the Post," and who lectures at the Salisbury Club, Swansea, this (Tues- day) evening, is one of the foremost advo- cates in the -,ve;t;t of the principles of Tariff Reform, and in his opinion the surprising result of last Saturday was a victory for reason as against physical force. The regrettable features of the cam- paign," he told a "Daily Post" reporter on Tuesday, were the misrepresentations made by the official Liberal party with re- gard to the Tariff Reform proposals. If they misrepresented Mr. Chamberlain's pro- posals at the general election, they deceived and deluded the people on the same ques- tion through their literature at Mid-Devon. Mr. Carter, peeretary of the Free Trade Union, tried in Monday's "Tribune" to explain away Capt. Bell's victory by saying that Tariff Reformers blamed the present Government, for the increased price of bread, and repudiated the responsibility of the Government for the effects of weather and wheat crops, but what we said at Mid-Devon v as this We did not blame them for the bad weather, but did blame the Government for having a policy which did not tend to minimise the effects of bad weather and crops by increasing the culti- vation of wheat through preference in our colonies and indirectly in the Mother Country." "Mid-Devon," added Mr. Reid, "is the handwriting on the wall, and what hap-I pened there is going to happen in other 11 parts of the country. The British elector- ate ..re beginning to recognise that British trade must be protected in the interest of. British workmen, who are our citizens, and ¡ to whom we owe legislative responsibility."
_■ CRUSHED UNDIlt A FALL. PENYDRE COLLIER'S FATE AT FFORCHDWM. John Da vies, 63, widower, with two grown-up &a.is, of JSo. 14, Eastgate-terrace, Pemydrc, Neath, collier, at Calvert Mert-hyr Colliery, FfoTchdwm, was killed at noon on Tuesday by the fall of a large portion of the roof above his working place. no was found lying dead by several col- liers, and oonveyed to his home, which was readied about three o'clock in the after- noon.
"MOST FIERY OF LIQUORS." CORONER S REFLECTIONS ON PORT I WINE. In the course of an inctUPM at Hackney it was mentioned deceased "used to drink port wine v. arm- Coroner said the- bad been a discussion in a I/indon newspa per' as to whether teeto- tailers should drink port win?- The majority of port wines sold in tbts country were amongst the moet fl-ery of liquors, and con- tained a larger proportion of alcohoi than any other winee. Mcfst teetotalers thought they oould take port with impunity, but it would ruin the constitution just ae easily -li anything elee.
PROGIISS OF TAIIFF ltEFOIIf. BRITON FERRY CONGRATULATES CAPT. MORRISON BELL. A meeting was held of the Briton Ferrv branch of the Trades r nionist Tariff Re- form Association on Monday evening, when the following resolution was unanimously passed "That this meeting of the Briton Ferry branch of the Trades XT nionist Tariff Reform Association send their heartiest congratu- latiors to Capt. Morriston Bell on his mag- nificent victory for Tariff Reform at the Mid-DeVcn bye-clcction. and believe it will be the means of other victories for the same cause in other parts of the country.—J. Finch, A.S.E.. chairman; W. Morgan, A.S.E., hon. sec." Mr. James Reid, of Bristol, spoke.
DICK JONES FINED. lu THE GUN HE TOOK TO LLANGUNNCOK. I On Saturday at Carmarthen Petty See ¡ sions, Richard Jones, Rock and Fountain Inn, Myeydd-fetreet, Swansea, the Swansea half-back, was fined £ 1 and 9is. Cd. coets, for carrying a. gun without a lioenoe at L-langunnock. It wae alleged defendant, gave a wrong name and address.
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MID-DEVON RIOTS, MOB'S 0RGIS OF VIOLENCE. I CLUB PELTED WITH STONES. UNIONIST'S BODY DISCOVERED j The Mid-Devon election, with its return of a Conservative and Tariff Reform candi- date, by 559 majority, after the LiberaJs had for over twenty years been invincible, created a sensation throughout the country, éond. the scenes witnessed on the declaration of the poll were on a par with the sensa^ tional character of the A perfect orgie of LivJessn&is broke out as soon as the stupefied crowd could collect itself. The Radicals were largely in the ascendant, and were cbieny responsible for the scenes that ensued. For a brief space after the declara- tion of the result there was the fcilenoe of bewilderment. It was not until Captain Morrison Bell began to speak that the howls of battled rage broke loose. The first acts of violence were done to the suniagists. Two of them, Mrs. MarteU and Mrs. Pankhurst, were savagely set on by hooligans of both sexes and driven into a grocer's shop. The mob followed, striking at the women and flinging eggs at them. Mrs. Pankhurst est aped from the back door of the shop in fea: of her life, but was surrounded :md twice thrown violently to the ground, where the brutal hooligans kicked her. It was a sickening sight. Mrs. Martell was struck full in the face and kicked, and when the two suffragists rushed back into the shop they were set on again by the crowd in front. A Radical woman was par- ticularly furious in her assaults. j Two policemen who c&me to protect tlie suffragists had their coats torn off their backs and were pelted with eggs. Mrs. Pankhurst was assisted by Mrs. Banbury, the wife of the grocer. Eventually the two 1 suffragists were taken off in a rAotor-car in a. condition bordering on collapse. In the evening the maddened Radicals concentrated outside the Constitutional Club, before which police were drawn up in a double rank. From six o'clock till past midnight Newton was in the ticUKia of the mob. The con- stables were jeered at and assaulted, and no Unionist felt himself safe in the streets. Major Clive Bell, the brother of the can- didate, was addressing a gathering of club members, when a heavy stone was thrown through one of the windows. This wae the signal for an organised bombardment of the club building, which continued without in- terruption for several hours. 0 stone struck the electric arc lamp betore the club and shattered it in a showei of sparks. All the stones, some of them being as large as half-bricks, were flung di- rectly over the heads of the police, who stood in a perfect shower of broken glass. ) So threatening was the demea.nour of the mob that at one time it was considered ne- cessary to summon two magistrates to be in readiness to read the Riot Act. One constable was taken to the hospital with concussion of tho brain. Several people in the crowd were cut, bruised, and other- wise injured. Three are in the hospital, and others have been taken home. On Sunday there was a. fresh sensation. The body of Sergt.-Major Rendell, a prom- inent Unionist worker, was found dead in the mill raoe of Mr. Coombes' mill. It is feared that he lias been the victim of foul play, as the marks on his person are unusual in the case of a man who met his i deati, by accident. He had recHved two black eyes and a violent blow on the head. The body was found in the feeder of the mill by Mr, Coombes, the proprietor. A walking-etick was picked up about twenty yards away. It is stated that Sergeant-Major Rendell visited the Old Commercial Inn during the evening, and it is presumed that he was going to the hotel again by the back way The inqoeet was arranged for Monday, when he met his death. INQUEST ON ILL-FATED PENSIONER, The inquest was held at Newton Abbot on Monday touching the death of Sergeant- Major Rendell, a Royal Marine pensioner, ancj ardent .supp°rtcj- of the Conservative,cause in the A^hb^rton Division bye-election, who! was found drowned on Sunday morning in ] a mill stream. There was the mark of a severe blow over one eye and this had given rise to rumours tha.t there had bosn foul play. The coroner's inquiry aroused consider- able interest. Superintendent Roberts watched the proceedings on behalf of the police. Mr. Sidney Hacker, the coroner, in open- ing the inquiry, said considering the state of excitement which existed in the town on Saturday night, and the disturbances which ¡ occurred, it was xiecessarv to vely c^refuhy consider the circumstances and establish the facte of the case. Robert Oawse stated that, deceased was aged 65 and a native of Somerset, but had lived at Newton for a quarter of a century. Ho was a widower in very fair circum- stances. He was of moderate habits and spoke to witness after the declaration of the poll, saying What a gloricus victory." Edwin Coombe, miller, spoke to finding the body partly under water close to the bridge leading from the ,<-tore to the mill. He turned th" water off, and, with assis- tance, got the body out. Dr. Martin said when he !i.3. W the body on Sunday rigor mortis was eista-blished, showing that Rendell had been dead for at least six hours. 1 here was a blow on the left eve. an abrasion on the left si de, of the forehead and siso the skull, rig' *-■ temple &nd second finger on the right hand. The blow on the eye was most important, as it blow on the eye was most important, as it was caused before death, and there was suffi- cient time for swelling to take place. There were no internal injuries. The black eye was the only evidence of Rendell ha.ving received violence.
't POST TALBOT RAILWAYMEN. RECENT PROMOTION DISAPPROVED. I MANAGER ASKED TO MEET DEPUTATION. A masts meeting of men employed on Port Talbot Railway and Docks was held on Sunday, at the Oddfellows Arms, bead- quarters of the Aberavon A.S.R.S., to con- sider the question of promotion. The recent appointment of a junior j engine driver X> the post of inspector has j caused dissatisfaction, and the men allege that the appointment is a breach of an a^reem^nt entered into between the man- a^reem^nt entered into between the man- agement and employes. Mr. T. G. Price presided and several employes spoke of pos- sible future dangers if the men allowed this glaring violation of their agreement to pass by unchallenged. A resolution was paused protesting against the appointment referred to as a violation of the agreement with the company, and feeling convinced that if Mr. Lowther would receive a. deputation an amicable ssttlement would bo arrived at. They ap- peal to the General Manager to receive a deputation. A further meeting will b? held on January h
THAT OLD WINTIR COUGH. PATIENT S CUtE MAKES HER DOCTOR NOW PRESCRIBE PEPS TO OTHERS. So strikingly successful were Peps in cur- a. ing the obstinate cough of Mrs. C. M. Pyle, of 13, Carlingford Road, Hanipstead, Lon- don, N.W., that her doctor is now recom- mending this wonderful medicine to his other patients. .PefJ8 differ entirely from ordinary cough mixtures, especially the old,fa",hioli.ed liquid mixtures; and that Peps are a. vastly superior invention is shown by the fact that the cough Mrs. Pyle so easily cured,.had for years resisted every other known form of treatment, including a vovage to Australia and back. "[ had more chest trouble in the Colonies," says Mrs. Pvle. "and as soon as I reached London again, the old winter cough returned worse 11 than ever. The cough was a. dreadfnl strangling cough and my breathing at. times became quite diffi- cult. Pops were the only remedy which brought irae genuine Tclief amongst the many I tried. The result of taking the lirst few tablets was so wonderful that I at once sent some Pens to my daughter, and to several friends. Even my doctor :s now recommending them to his patients. "The last thing as 1 lie down for the night, I put a Peps tablet on my tongue. My breathing is at once relieved. If I cough a.t all it is just a soft clearing of the throat, so different from the dreadful strangling fits of coughing I had to endure ly-,fore I reso-itcd to Peps. As I a.m now t-ol 75 years of age, and have been subject, to this 'winter cough' for quite half my life- time. the result- achieved by Peps in my ca?>e IP certainly wonderful. Peps are the World's greatest breatlie- able cough and cold medicine, and being free from opium, chloral, and, aU other drowsv. nerve-depressing drugs, are greatlv valued by elderly people and young child- ren. Sfe that the wopl PEPS is on every box. Soid by all chemists at lq. l £ d. and 2s. 9d. (three times the number m the 2s. 9d. size). qua i" -S
LLANELLY ROYAL CHOIR AT SWANSEA. "VERY SUCCESSFUL CONCERT AT THE ALBERT HALL. MADAME THOMAS'S TRIUMPH FINE CHORAL AND SOLO SINGING. The Llaneily Royal Choir, with the, pres- tige accruing from their fine performances a.t Windsor before the King and Queen, the Kaiser and Kaiserin, naturally filled the Albert Hall, Swa,nsea, on Monday night, when they gave a concert in aid of Man- se! ton Congregational Church Building Fund. The organisation embodies all the chai-acteristice, which ale accounted the especial endowment of Welsh choirs- vomme, power and sweetness of tone; dash and tire in attack. The prcfgTamme given on Monday was the same as that of Windsor, so far v the I zo. choral pieces went; the finest achievements were undoubtedly in the polished beauty of Schubert's "God in the Thunderstorm"— the choir's show piece—and the mighty Mendelsaohnian chorus "This is Jehovah's MADAME S. J. THOMAS, LLANELLY. Temple." Hie Schubert composition was the best piece of choral e.inging of the con- cert; the other choruts was marked by the greatest outpouring erf Celtic tire, and was splendidly impressive. The sopranos pro- du-oed a clear, rinsing tone, and never showed any signs ot becoming .strident; the female voices showed to great advantage in some effective writing in Pinsuti's arrange- ment of "Fair land we greet thee." The tenors were of unusually high quality of tone: the basses powerfully sonorous and resonant, and negotiated with most credit- able fluency some trying passages in Raton Failing's "Song of the Vikings" a composi- tion more rollicking than marked hy the wild, rude vigour which is one's conception of the sea-rovers of the North expressed in mucic. Very fine gradation of tone was displayed not only in the Schun-ert work— but in "Ar hyd y Nos" (arranged by Ha-rry Eva<ns), whilst the choir poured forth the "Men 01 Haxlc-ch' with an intensity end volcanic energy that evoked like warmth of appreciation from the audience, which do- manded encores freely. Arrangements of national airs are, how- ever, decKtedly elementary material for a choif to WOIK upon; Schubert and Mendel- ssonn were much more worthy ot the choir s abilities, which were most skilfully uiiivsed by Conductor Jonn lhomas. An interest-! uig curiosity was tne German national air, "J-'eutscluan 1 ueber Alles tne tune is ttie stately melody better known as the Austrian hymn"; tne sentiment, the honestly Irani national egotism which proclaims a oestre to Bee Germany Over everything, Over everything in the world The concert was preluded by "Daw Gadwo'r Brenhin''—the Welsh translation decidedly enriching the effect of the ra- tional Ant-itcm, and mention must also be made of a charming rendition of Gwilym Gwent's "Yr iiaf," which aloned for the triteness at) this as of others of the selec- tions. The excellence of the soloists voices was typical of those of the choir. Madame S. J. Thomas delight jd her audience-and justly. Her voice is a soprano of a most refreshing artlessnees and simplicity; most admirably suited to the naive loveliness of of many encores she was compelled to grant -a.nd her rendition of "Gwkld y Bryniau" enabled one to understand the warIll en- comiums bestowed upon her by royalty at Windsor last autumn. She participated in a trio, and took a sfýlo m Pmsuti's version of "Fair land we greet thee." Mr. Amos Jones, a very fine bass; Mr. W. 11. Protheroe—a tenor of unusual quality of voice, "creamy" as it were, and with complete freedom from the much-abused vibrato as one of its greatest merits—were also greatly to the taste of the audience. One is compelled to observe, howevei, that tihe majority of the solo ballads were pain- fully representative examples of the sheaves of stuff which fall every year from music printing presses—not ail of it alas into the oblivion it deserves. Having exempted the Welsh airs from this critic- ism one must record that the singers treated their subject matter with ai eat intelligence and an effectiveness worthy of better things; and pleased the audience vastly. The accompanist was Mr. Luther Owen. whose unostentatious duties ware fulfilled 11, 'h v. with skill ajid sympathy. The absence of or^an accompaniment was a gain to the choir; past experience has ^hown the com- bined effect, to be overpowering for the vocalists, and provocative of headache upon the part of the audience! The choir had supper at t.he Co::tm I HoM. High-street, H.fter the concert. mo sitting down, prior to their return to Llaneily.
SWANSEA-STRSST IMPROVE- MINTS. SWANSEA BENCH AND THE APPOR. TIONMENT. ROAD NEAR BRYNHYFRYD SCHOOL. At Swansea Police Court on Tuesday the magistrates heard objections to apportion- ments for private street. improve-merts in Clayton street. There axe in CIa^don-street more than 20 houses, and objection was made on behalf of Mrs. Susan Thomas (one of the owners) by Mr. E. Harris, who first contended that ob- jections should be heard within six months after the expiry of a month from thfi date of the first publication of the resoiution of the Council approving of the specification. In this instanco the da.te of publication was | in October, 1906. Therefore he hold they conld not be heH.rd. Mr. ] vaurence Richards (who represented the Corporation) submitted that what the (xw-poration had to do was to hear the oh- jection and the magistrates decided they oould hear it. but agreed to stale a case, if necessary. Mr. Roderick, Corporation dark, was j called. MT. Bell, bo rough surveyor, said that an amended apportionment amounted to JD549 10s. ill. Improvements were necessary and the charges on the frontages reasonable. ¡ Mr. E. Hams objected tha-t the appor- tionment had been made on an incorrect, hafis. A method had beem adopted that WM favourabte to tho Corporation. The road w?.s a convenience to the Brynhyiryd SciJiooI. He a<sked the magistrates to .ay that- the amounts had not boon properly alp- portioned. Brynhyfrvd School should* pay its proper proportion. The magistrates, aftm a. retirement, de- cided by a majority that Mr. Harris' objec- tion was not v.UM, and upheld the appor- tionment. tionment. In of provisional apportionments in Waun wen-road, Mr. E. Harris represented the following objectors :—Thomas Jones, Darnel Lsaue, Thomas Morris, David. Phi!- liiips, John Isaac, Isabella Thomas, and Wm. morgan. Mr. T. R. Harris represented Thomas James. Mr. E. Harris objected that a strip of Chemical -road side had been taken in by the Corporation in order to widen the road. In doing this the cost of the widening had been added to the apportionment. This the Cor- I poration had no right to do; widening of roads runst be done at the expense of the Corporation. Magistrates upheld the objection and quashed the apportionment. Mr. T. R. Harris' objection that his client had already carried out certain work was met by the Corporation, who diedncted two ¡ sums of £3 15s a<nd F,2 12. 6d. from his original apportionment. Three objectors to apportionments in Goed- eilt did not appear.
INFANTILIS MOITALITY. LLANELLY CORONER ADVOCATES LEGISLATION. An inquest was held at Llwynbendy, near Lkutieilv, on Monday evening respect- ing the four-months -old son of David John Radge, Taat>wade House, when the jury fouild that deceased died from overlaying. The Coroner (Mr. Roderick) commented upon the number of cases of this description he had to deal with, and pointed out that last year 1,619 children died from this cause throughout t.he country. There were also many overlaying cases that were put down to convulsions. Parents should place their children in'a separate cot. He did not be- lieve that the practioe of sleeping with chidlren was likely to decrease until some legislative measure dealing with the matter was passed, making it a penal offence for parents to take children into bed with them.
1 AT THE BACK OF THE BEAUFORT ¡ ARMS. DOCKS POLICE SERGEANT'S CAPTURE AT SWANSEA. At Swansea on Monday, Charles Robnon (17), and Rees Hopkins (15), labourers, were charged with being on enclosed premises for th-} commission of a felony on January 16. Sergeant Jones (Dock Police) who lives in tiie cottages adjoining iliQ old Beaufort Anns, Ferry side, said the house was unoc- cupied, and he had the care of it. About five o'clock last Thursday he heard a knock- ing in the old house, and on searching saw Rcbson in the backyard htiddled up in a I corner. Some lead pipes had been drawn from the wall. Asked what he was doing there, Rob son replied, After this bit of old iron." Just then witness saw Hopkins on the roof of the back kitchen and he got into the street through a window. Both men were arrested, but Robson was very violent and bit ajid kicked the officer. The premises were the property of the Duke of Beaufort. Beaufort. Hopkins was dismissed Robson sent to prison for a month.
ONE OF PURSER'S WATCHIS. SATURDAY AFTERNOON SCENE IN j OXFORD-STREET. j LABOURER COMMITTED TO THE ASSIZES. J At Swansea on Monday (George Helilier. la, bourer, was charged with stealing a silver watch, value £ 2 10s., property of Messrs. Purser and Sons, Prosecutors' assistant said defendant asked to soo an English lever. Four were put on the counter. Witness's attention was drawn- to a lad in the shop, and then found a watch missing. Defendant made an offer for one of the other watches, which witness didn't accept. Defendant left, and witness follow- ed him ami asked for the watch. "Whi' h j watch?" said defendant, and witness repl ed "ino one you got." Defendant took it from his j>ocket, saying he knew notching about it. P.C. Skinner arrested defendant in lower P.C. Skinner arrested dd end ant in lower Oxford-street. Defendant said, "I went there for a watch, and they i-ned to do me down." Defendant said he thought the watch of- Defendant said he thought the watch of- fered him was too dear, and wanted a. chain thrown in. Tho assistant told him. "You want too much for your money," a.nd showed him out. He was innooent of stealing. He was committed for triail at the Assizes, bail being allowed. I
GARNGOCH VICTIM S FUNERAL. The funeral of the late Thomas Davies, ol penyrheol, who met his death at Garngroch pit, took place at Brynteg Cemetery, on Saturday. I>eccased was 49 years old and held the responsible position of dcacon, trea- surer and trustee of Bryntcg Ohapel, where he was greatly I I
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11 1 ■ uijtm H.I m' 'STAGE SHOW THI CHUHCH TH1 WAY. MR W. CO CITS* PIONEER WORK IN A THORNY FIELD. STAR SUNDAY SERVICE DRAWS AN IMMENSE THRONG. "Jupiter" writes No better proof of the need for such service as that being so faith- fully rendered to "the least of these" ny Mr. William Coutts, proprietor of the Star Jheatre, Swansea, could be afforded than the crowded condition of that house at Sunday evening's concert. Mr. Outts deserves, whether he gets it or no, the un- stinted applause of every right-minded Swansea citizen for his self-sacrificing and unremunerated efforts to influence for good the very kind who most need real help and practical sympathy. It's a pity, in the interest of religion, that the churches do not take up this very work. They have suitable buildings, beautiful organs, trained choirs, soloists, speakers, everything except recognition of their responsibilities in this direction. A pity for there is an atmosphere of the church, as there is an atmosphere of t-he play-house, and while neither are necessarily evil, the former is more adapted for serious, moral and spiritual impression. Tentatively, some Christian communities in Swansea are taking this up. the Central Hall people, for instance and have there not been organ recital,s in some churches, though unfortunately for the most part with the low object of adding to the funds? Meanwhile we must all be grateful to Mr. Coutts, the pioneer of the really interesting after-church Sunday service. Sunday was a. popular evening the old hymns, "All people," "Art thou weary?" "Abide with me," and the Glory Song were sung, a really magnificent series of picture? illustrating the life of "Mary. Queen of Scots" also bioscope stories, "A faithless friend," Pierrot's death," r.nd For a woman"; sake," were shown. Solos were rendered by Miss Blodwen Davies. whose rendition of Daddy was one of the fin- est, by Mr. Bowen Davie?, and little Miss Ediei lie Brunn, who performed in the theatre last week. GRAND THEATRE'S SUNDAY CONCERT. There should have been a much larger audience at Swansea Grand Theatre's SunJ day concert, the third of the present sea- son, in view of the excellence of the pro- gramme provided. Conductor Isaac Ed- wards and the Gwent Glee Party—a weil- balanced organisation—provided the back- bone, and gave a genuinely meritorious ren- dering of Parry 's Pilgrim's Chorus," Pro- theroe's "Thp Morning Stars." and the "Halleluiah Chorus." amongst other pieces. The soloists were numerous and highly cap- able. Miss Maggie Jenkins' rendition of Liddel's setting of ''Abide with me" earned warm applause and Miss Beatrice Morris was equally at ease in Mascheroni's melo- dious "For an Eternity." Mr. Luther Da- vies displayed a tenor of good quality in "The Star of Bethlehem" and "The Hea- venly Song." Mr. George Thomas, an effective baritone, and Messrs. Morgan and Evans were other contributors to a pro- gramme embracing over a dozen items. .fis; Maggie Jenkins accompanied, and next Sunday the G.V.A. Band will be the attraction.
HE SPOKI WELSfl* CONSTABLE THOUGHT IT WAS SWEARING. John Thomas, a travelling mat mender, was charged before Messrs. T. Moore and A. Lanyon, a.t Redruth, with being drunk and disorderly at East End. Defendant pleaded not guilty, and said he was talking in Welsh, and the policeman must have taken that for swearing. Accused was fined 5s. and costs.
SWANSEA BURGLARY. SHOPS ENTERED AT QUAY-PARADE. During Saturday night a burglary was perpetrated at Quay-parade, Swansea. Mr. Jack Spring (Maesrs. Spring and Sons, fruiterers), went to the premises ou Sunday a.nd found entry had been effected by an open trap-door at the roof. The visitors had but little reward, as all money had been removed on Saturday night. The thieves prized open a slot instrument owned by the National Telephone Co., and about one shilling in coppers was extracted. Thev next visited a oonfe-ctionery shop next door, and took away £2 worth of mixed chocolates, caehous and other sweets, and did a lot of wanton damage by upsetting things in general, a.nd throwing water all over the shop. --I.
CAKSURWEN GRIEVANCE. MINERS AND THE SW ANSEA COAL. OWNERS' BOARD. At Monday\s meeting at Cardiff of the Scuth Wales* Miners' Federation, A report was received from the workmen of Gwauncaegurwen Colliery that, although they had enured into a.n agreement with the general rnar.'i■/ :r for a settlement of tllA dis- pute, they had not been allowed to resun-.e work upon it in consequence of the Swansea Ccalowners' Association jjet having met. T'm Evans and W. H. Morgan were deputed to visit the men a,nd report upon the whole situation and the efforts that bad been made to arrive at a settlement. SrV-iect to the report of these two reprcsen- LJiv«s being satisfactory, tha workmen will be ,410wOO strike pay. Mr. Vvce reported upon having met the haulier? affected by this dispute, which had arisen from the refusal of the management to pav allowances for working in water. Mr. Vvce'was requested to seek permission to so <j»jwn the collicry for the purpose of exalt- ing the places in dispute.
VOYLAftT COLLIZR'S DIATS AT DUNVANT. KILLED ON THE SPOT: RUNAWAY TEAM. At Punvan-t on Monday ar inquest was held concerning the death of Walter Danes (17), Sunny Bank. Voyiart. coiiier, who was killed at Killan Pit on Saturday. Mr. J. Dyer Lewis, H.M.I., was present. "John Davies, father, gave evidence, of identification. John Williams, Penclawdd. repairer, said he was working an tlie main leved at the time. Deceased was hitching a tram two va-rds away, amd witness then heard a full tram come down the incline quicker thin usual, a.nd he jumped aside, pulling Enoch Lewis out of the way, and shouting "Waiter, alter." Getting no answer be went down to "11211"0 the tra.m had stopped, and remov- ing some of tho coal which ha.d been tipped out of the tram found deceased underneath dca.d. Bv a juror: The traim juiupoa tho rails at a turning W'\)t"!1"(' fitness was standing. Enoch [jewis, hitnhor. corroborated. William Roderick, fireman, said he had <Ecalojned the nupe dluring the morning- There was then nothing the matter with it. The only rea.son wit/oeas orniid ascribe for tlte rope brwdtrn$I W«LS that it had. a jftnuri. Th*. trswu on its upward journey a few days before was aang'ht in a post-, b\.i this had been rectified. U-v Mr. Ijpwv* war** ornck«xi wires in the rope, but noDI) broKen. Dr. Perkins, SkeWy, sa.1d there v.u« an extensive oonnpenmd frartJire of the «ktil.. i oart of t.he r*x"*e W<UC I'ussing, n.nd the brain was pn-omidLnS- :t:Tist. have Wn In- sUi.cLanwjtis. A vordi'T of "^cvraterttaJ d»-.ii.h "noØ re- j wimed.