SWANSEA Y.M.C.A. RECXPTION BY SIR JOHN AND LADY LLEWELYN, LIE CI COMPANY AT THE ALBEiT HALL. lIE JOHN AND THE AlllS OF THE ASSOCIATION. The Albert Hall, Swansea, presented a picturesque appearance on Thursday even- ing. when Sir John Llewelyn, as president., accompanied by Lady Llewelyn and Miss Llewelyn. held a reception of the members or the S- ansea Y.M.C.A., lady friends and K»ipi»Tt< generally, of the good work which the local organisation, whose head- quarteis are in Dvnevor-place, are doing Over 1.000 people availed themselves of the kindness of SiT Jno. and Lady Llewelyn, notwithstanding the inclemency of the weatno • The hall itself was effectively decora tec* by Messrs. Ben Evans iwl Co., chiefly in screen, pink, white and rad, the piriform W:5 ornamented with flowers, and the flooring was made cosy and home-like wit! dainiv tables, easy chairs and settees. As th;: guests entered their names were an- nounced by Mr. T. Thomas. nounced by Mr. T. Thomas. MR. WU LIS C. CRISFORD, Who em 'tained the gathering). Amongst the large number present were U.r(; Mayoress- and Miss Lee, Mrs. Turber- Yiii. M:se Dixon, Mr. W. Graham Vivian, ii. Mr. arid Mrs. D. Roberts, Principal and M^s. Owen, Dr. H. Rawlings, Dr. Ebenezer and Mrs. Davias, Mr. How el Watkins, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Roberts, Mr. W. E. Harris, Vir and Mrs. T. P. Cook (chair- idan of committee), Miss Rene Cook, Mr. G. Cook, Xtr. and Airs. R. Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. W. War. D. C. Jones, T. H. WillisoU and Miss Vv. -on, E. Davies, EL Belling- ham, D. <y> r and Mrs. Meager, Rev. H. S. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. J. Williams iDuiais Howe), Bertie Perkins, S. Iaimer, T. S. Harrison, Corby (maJiager of the Savings Bank). S. Solomon, W. Edwards, D. Thomas. Coon. Ruthen, Mr. and Mrs. David Grey, C. Jones, T. H. Morgan, A. Webber, Mattey, W. Watkins,^ J. Mulhol- iand and Mi. Muiholiani, J. F. Flicker, D. Grainger-Jones, J. Austin, R. W. Jones, J F. Coiled, A. Samuel, H. Smart (sec.), and many others. Mr. A. Davies, F.R.C.O., having pi aye a recital in finished style on the organ, iiv. a capital selection oy the Y.M.C.A. Y Voice i'^rty, bir Jnc. L • ■■ elyn, who met with a. hearty reception, fa>.v .idod the compauy new year's ZS. lue sentiments, he said, that he was about to utter came from the very r of 1- teart, and he felt at the out- .y-v w ij mjjiuy ui, Wip way his in- vitation n;Ki been accepted, and he felt it too as a great compliment to the Y.M.C.A. "I be o^ects of the Association, which was exUmamg aJi over the world, were that the otgamsauuw suouid be mauuged by Chris- tina uii'.c upuii a CiirjL&i-iau ULtoiiieaS bv.sis. i..icy uiv. not set uiemseives m opposition to <xXi} eli arch or oroed; thjey aeaued too i..6 togiii-ner all 811a.des oi thought m the ..iimkaji Ciiurch, liwo. ao all tlksy possibly couid to raise the tone of the yoong men of tne u," .vii. (Appiaose). The Association I. an adjunct 01 one churches; tney wiszied vo icave e.ery man to his own church, and Uiey aiiiuxi at rescuing, elevating, educating knn u-sfrieiidiag youug men, and intended. bu.ig-Q^ etfry legitimate u&e in their power w •ocuui^uisn it. (Applause). The \.M.L.A. was the rendezvous for any manly lebow who chose to take advantage of the organisation, ajid it was a centre for the d^vjii'praeiii of a strong healthy and re- llout LO'.VII (Applause). Swansea, held a g,Ayj pj^>. x>mpaied with other towns as iegarai< membership and work, but he hardiy t-aosight England had done its duty in spreading the i.M.C.A. movement, when they <x>niriM. £ ,ed it to the great growth in they <x>niriM. £ ,ed it to the great growth in America a.d Germany. Why had the Bv. :.T;«>a A&iociation asked an old man like sura to become president ? Were he a I younger m.ui he might be able to cio more goou than ab an old one in promoting the AfcWKSiat'Oi., but he suspected the desire was U> get amongst them one who had had some experience p the world, and who upended to do liir r-est to promote the interest of his fellows so long as life lasted. (Loud a.peu.<< £ f;). And he could not help iemeai- bei iiig tliev had a call to do something of that kind." Body and soul went -ogether in tins world. Which was to bo the predominant pai-tnerf Let them try and rise, tor tae. body w ,wi call them down; let .hem try • u> help one another day by day to a better life, ine f.rst thing a Y.M.C.A. sho-uid ^et ítsdí t.r.dc was to increase sympathy and brotherhood amongst us ail. (Applause). Thtfn ta'ur.g the other side, let them do 8o.T.eth;iig more to promote the temporal welfax,a ,1.L(! the amusements and recreations of ths pevple, and thereby try to minimise the danger? of temptation which surrounded tham aii round in the streets of Swansea. (Aprhuse). The Swansea Association had donf ft gr»j,: t deal in raising the young men. One ,Jf the recreations which could be pro- moted very. well was illustrated by the admirable singing cf the Y.M.C.A. Male V c:c<- Pr.ty. (Applause). He did not know J it association could aim at any better raeans oi recreation tnan by training the vur*\ whether in the nature of speech or eingin? to praise God. In their efforts at Pynevor-p'aoe they had tried to do some- thing by wh.c oonld provide reading] and recreation rooms and opportunities to sw.fcps from the temptations of the street, pp very glad too to think their efforts he:pr>d by laxJy auxiliary helpers, who ■« er? h* ;t>in.g the young men to move on- vr&rds. Applause). Their meniDership IP, had -nCTfvused. For many yea.M the insti- tcl '<>r. hurl prcspei^d under trie fare of his friend. Mr- Nichols. (Applause). Now they had another secretary (Mr. H. Smart), who, he hehevr i, would bring new life into the Assf«ctati<f. In Smart they had the rirrbt mar. in the rif'it place, and the mem- bership ha-1 increased cinM Mr. :imart had bpe7! th. rf It was over 805 altogether, and if thav cf'-ntinued to grow in numbers in that way ;t would be necessary to do some- thing in Lhe way of providing new build- ingn. The turnover financially was fairly satisfactory; thev had a small debt just client meeting their expense* with the an- nua' incorr.e. In Great Britain there were 1,400 y<v;: centres, with a membership of over loo' CuO. Altogether there were 7,773 Ycmcr Christian Associations, with a mem!;c-r>hip of 721.000. (Applause). AI- though Swansea stood well, compared with other t<Vvvus, Sir John wanted to see the -spread oi i.he Association greater m Swan- sea. in th" future than it had been in the pas!. (Apphiuse). In conclusion, Sir John hoped he might have th«- pleasure of meet- I ing. them all again, and he hoped the pre- sent V".o.r would be as prosperous and more so than any that had gons b-ofors. (Load 1 atplailoo). 1 Mr. T. P. Cook, in expressing on behalt or the Y.M.C.A. the members' feeling oi gratitude towaids Sir Jno. and Lady Llew- elyn, said when Dr. Rawlings resigned the presidency, after some years service, the committee were concerned who should suc- ceed him, and they were fortunate in se- curing Sir John, whom they all a^imired, and who was a thorough young men s man, and as such he was a most welcome addition to the role of presidents of the Association. (Applause). Sir John, too, was a thorough British sportsman, a true English gentle- man, and pc-asessed a strong, sterling and consistent Christian character, and the mem- bers' pleasure was intensified by having Lady Lleyelyn with them as well. (Loud applause;. Lady Llewelyn had proved the interest she took in the work by accepting the Jirpt presidency of the ladies auxiliary of the Association. (Applause). The ladies auxiliary was doing good work; the first secretary was Mrs. Hsrschell .Tones; (treasurer, Mrs. R. Lewis, and chairwoman of committee, Mrs. H. S. Williams. The Swansea Association was increasing rapidly, and pending ;t, big and comprehensive scheme for new buildings, they were I utting up with the present building, where con- siderable alterations were being made, which wouJd a.dd to the comfort of the members and be of great service. (Hear, hear). F'roceedrng, Mr. Cook said he did not think the Association was supported by the townspeople generally in Swansea as it should he; they were endeavouring to cater for the all-round needs of the young men of Swansea—physically, socially, mentally, morally and spiritually. They were seek- ing to build up strong and noble charac- ters and to help forward in men's lives a strong, virile and manly Christianity. And they wanted the town to help in the work. (Applause). In conclusion Mr. Cook wished strong, virile and manly Christianity. And they wanted the town to help in the work. (Applause). In conclusion Mr. Cook wished Sir John and Lady Llewelyn a very happy new year and many of them, and they hoped, as his sun began to dip to the west and the shadows began to lengthen, they might experience continuously all the sun- shine of the divine love, solace and peace. (Loud applause). Cheers were then given for Sir John and l ady Llewelyn. Lady Llewelyn. Sir John, in acknowledgment, said in any way they would like to command his ser- vices on behalf of the Y.M.C.A. it would give him real heartfelt pleasure to try and fulfil his duties. (Loud applause). During the evening Miss Rene Cook pre- sented Lady Llewelyn with a handsome basket of flowers. Besides otgazl recitals given by Mr. Arthuir Davies. Mr. Willis C. Crisford (Eirmingham), accompanied by Mis? Emily Rowe, gave humorous, dramatic and musical recitals, which were greatiy enjoyed. The piece de resistance was a "fishy fishing yarn," which fairly convulsed the large company by its eccentricity and exaggera- tion. The Y.M.C.A. Male Voice Party cang at intervals. Light refreshments were supplied, these i arrangements being in the capable hands of Mr. J. E. Fitt. The whole of the arrangements were earned through by the secretary and assist- ant secretary of the Y.M.C.A., at the re- quest of Sir John T. D. Llewehm. The bouquet wae supplied by Kit/lev's, Oxford- street, and the plants by Messrs. Parsons.
BIG STSAEIR AT SWANSEA. TEN THOCSAND TON BOAT DOCKS. One of the kirgest ocean liners yet to visit Swansea arrived in the Prince of Wales' Dock on Thursday evening. The s.s. Lnveresk, which belongs to Liverpool, and came from Antwerp, will load tinj.-lates and 1,500 tons of bunkers for New York. She carries between nine and ton thousand tons cargo, is 400 feet long, and is practic- ally a new boat, being only nine months old. Her local agent is Mr. 0, W. Ruthor- iford.
ABESAVO J AND TIE CHUftCS. INSTRUCTIVE ADDRESS AT THE PUBLIC HALL. Councillor Henry Phillips, London, deli- voered aji address for theChuroh and Schools Defence Society on "The Church and the Nation," at the Public Hall, on Wednesday. Mr. S. H. Byaufw, J.P., presided over a large gathering. The speaker dealt splendidly with bis sub- ject and dwelt strongly on the relation of the Church to the British nation. It v. as the foundation of England's pretent great- ness. Chairman Invited questions, several ct which were asked. A Socialist s queries were easily replied to (amidst cheers by the audiene?), and a'll the others were satisfactorily answered
FOR MORRISTON'S YOUNG MEN. MEETING DECIDES TO FORM A CLLB. The Forward Movement Minor Hall, Morriston, was packed on Wednesday even- ing in response to the invitations on be- half of a young men's club. Mr. J. Mere-I dith presided, and said the meeting augured well for the future prosperity of the asso- ciation. If young men's institutes were a success elsewhere, then why not at Morris- ton? He hoped the one proposed uld be the means of providing recreation, social intercouise and edification for a large de- gree- Mr. T. M. Williams (sec. pro. tem.) hoped the association would be run on a broad-minded Christian basis. The nar row-mindedness of similar associations .11: the past had proved to be their failure. Mr._ Trevor Evans (auctioneer) said :t was high time to have some counter attrac- tion to bring young men from the streets. Messrs. H. M. Pease, J. Syd. DavieB (Glyncollen), Grey Morgan B A T«« Joseph, W. Fish or Williams,' etc. spoke, ylT- + 7u9S <GJy?coI!en) formally proposed that the association should oe formed, Mr. J. l\-i.ere<iitli also moving that it be affiliated to the Y.M.C.A., SI Mr | Syd. Davies proposing that the minimum age be 14. A committee was formed consisting 0f the following :— Messrs. Grey Morgan, B.A., Trevor Evans (auctioneer), Syd. Thomas. Joe Joseph. Ernest G. Owen (soli- citor), T. W. Rowe, Wm. Jones, W. R. Arnold. W. A. Jones. D. J. Thomas, J. Syd. Davies (Glyncollen), J. Humphrey Thomas, Tom Craven, R. A. Pring (Brit- ta.nic Assurance Co.), Ivor Griffiths, W. F. Williams, Tom James, W. Williams, T. Cole Joseph, Evan Williams, Jim Edwards (Morriston cricketer), Ed. G. Yagg, M. J. Pearse, Will Evans (Alliance C.C.), with j r. John Meredith as chairman, and Mr. T. \1. Williams as hon. secretary.
-c: r A socJal evening was held at Palmer's T?nva1 •^anse^'< 111 connection with the I2f Society agents (Swansea dis- nl cnnl +er an **cel]ent repast, a smok- was made tT Mr t canvasser^ Locke (special of &ei,t "mr PMliw'scoaki8' ,Mauh<s' and Thmnas feHc tousfv Mr" replied oKjyT t'S tlauh^' T. Phillips, T. J. Ivev TT;; m-w accompanist. laK% e an Mr. David Davies 3aL Wl"^ras;
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MEANT TO MOB ASQUITH I SUFFRAGISTS IN DOWNING t STREET, AMAZING SCENES OUTSIDE NO. 10 FOECB THIMSiLVIS INSIDE AS WILL. The Press Association telegraphs :—The first meeting of the Cabinet since the au- tumn recess was held at No. 10, Downing- street, on Friday morning, at half-past 11, and was tie eccsne of a good deal of amuse- ment and some excitement. Somo of the Ministers arrived practically unnoticed, bint most of them had to submit to the ordeal of snapshotting, and were protographed by a force of some half-dozen photographers. j Shortly before Mr. Asquith arrived four ladies drove up in a taxi cab and took their position opposite No. 10. Amcrng the smalll crowd of general spectators, apparently they thought to pass unnoticed, but the police knew all of them, and apprehended some sort of demonstration. "W AlT A BIT AND YOU LL SEE," In answer to a representative of the Press Association, one of the ladies said they were from the Women's Social and Political Onion, and on being a&ked if they proposed. making any demonstration, said sigmfi cantly, "Wait a bit, and you'll see. declined to give the names of the party. Just then a couple of other taxi cabs and a private carriage appeared on the scene, and Mrs. Druramond and other ladies of her per- suasion joined the group. Mr. Asquith was just then alighting from, j has carnage at No. 10, Downing-stroot, and the women made for hiia a.t ones. The police, however, being prepared, made a flank movement and cut them off, whereupon Miss New and Miss Smith seized hold of the raiiings oppc&dte the window of the First Lord's house, and began to call out exc.- tedly, "Votes for women." Three of the four police officers endeavoured to persuade them to gu away, when one of them, said to be Miss N.ew, screamed out, "I 31X1 not gOIng away. I have a right to be here. If 1 am allowed to go in and speak for the women I will go away, but not unless. We have every right to demand that woonen shall | have a vote in making the laws, and our purpose here ;s to make that representation to the Ministers sitting in council. The police, failing to dislodge the women by persuasion, then seized hold of them and proceeded to us.. euoh force as was neces- sary to get them away. The officers were thoroughly good humoured oyer the matter and used no unnecessary violence. CHAIN THEMSELVES TO THE RAILINGS. Some of the demonstrators, for there were others than Miss Smith and Miss New, in the immediate vicicity^ of the principal ad- ministrative offices, nao provided themselves with stout steel chains (somewhat similar to those used by bark messengers for securing their wallets to tf.eir persons while on walk), only a tittle stoaitor. These chains were round their waists, and they deftly passed the end round the stout rail- ings and fastened the chain by means of a snap, thus holoing themselves securely to the railings. The police failing to easily i fie1 arh the chairs, n couple of stout men caught hold of each and wrenched them away bv main force. DASH FO:l THE DOOR OF NO. 10. Meanwhile Lhe attention of the small force of officers being engaged on the simaJl party, some of the women bvestajideirs, evidently with the intention of creating a diversion, protested londiy against the demonstrators being handled, and Mrs. Drummond, who had held aloof from the crowd, made a rush for the door of No. 10, which is closed by a catch from outside. Pulling the knob anl thus opening the door, MTS. Iirummond rushed into the hall and shouted, "We want vol es for women; we have a perfect nght to be here: let me see them. They are going to receive a deputation from the Women's Libe: n i ^Association. We > hav&" "an equal right to demand thai they shall see us." The hall porter, attempted to remote Mrs. Drummond, and two or three police officers went to his assistance. The lady was eject- ed with considerable trouble, and was mak- ing Ler removal as difficult as possible., al- though obviously enjoying the encounter and laughing most good hwnourcHly the whi e As she was ejected from the front door iJie COLLIDED WITH ANOTHER OF THE WOMEIt who was knocked on to the steps, and rolled thence to the pavement. Some of heir com- panions cried "Shame, and from various di rections came sihouts of "Votes for w0IDl3n" and "We will be heard," For some minutes the poltioe endeavoured to persuade the party to go away, one of the inspectors remarking, 'Come, ma.dame: you have got inside; let that satisfy you for t-o- day However, the ladies were apparently bent upon seeing the matter out, and, with evident reluctance, Supt. Wells ultimately directed his men to take them in. Those who had played the :<)O."t active part were accordingly marched off to Cannon-daw Police Station. Fi\e women in all were arrested. As the magistrate was actually sitting, the police at Cannon-dow declined to accept bail. It transpires that the chains by wheih two of the women fastened themselves to the railings wore actually pocketed and not merely snapped. Mr. Weils, the superintendent of police, was m civilian dress, and the wosncn, appar- ently mistaking him for a Cabinet Minister, asked "Are you going to put us in the King's speech? If not, why not?" MTS. Drummond, on being removed, shouted "I protest, but al. the women not acouaiOy ar- rested testify to the good-humour of the police and to the fact that no undue violence was used Miss Mary Garth, quite a young lady, fol- lowed Mrs. Drummond into No. 10. *Tn an interview with tha Press Association's repre- sentatr*e she said, "Tne '«koe were very nice. They asked mo if any of us were lnurt, and said they hoped not. Mrs. Drummond and I got as far as the spring doors with t-h<> gating into the Cabinet room, nut officials and police prevented nr. from ren"hin5 the diamfw. OTT "biert ,T?r,SK?w- W" ask the Cabinet a question. V,-> afk-l at the door whether they wer« golng to 5ndl,jd, m the Kings spe^h any ref,re:ice to 1 h<3 question of vot?s for women." FIVE CHARGED AT BOW-STREET. The five women arrestsi were Mrs. Dr ::11- mond, Elizabeth McArthur, f ranThon.pi- &on, Mis-« Smith, a.nd Miss New. Later they appeared at Bow-street, charged with dis- orderly behaviour and resisting the police Mr. Muskett, who prosecuted, described what had taken place outside the oPrkial re- sidence of the Frtmier, and said the women went ihere evidently prepanvi for disorderly behaviour. Two of them he believed were chH Jied to the railings, and the chains had to bt I roken before the women eou¡ d be moved. Defendants were all bound over for six months, or to receive in default three weeks imprisonment.
SIR GEORGE NEWNES* YACHT. CONTEMPLATED INTERESTING SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT. SCIENTIFIC EXPERIMENT. In the course of a paper by Sir W. H. White, the eminent naval architect,, on Dr. Schlick's gyroscopic system for reducing rol- ling in vessels at sea, Sir William writes, "that. two years ago he considered the question for the turbine steam yacbA Albion, of about 1,500 tons, which I designed for Sir Geoi-go Nev/nesj and it was arranged to make an experiment on board that vessel when the See-bar trials vrtere aonGluded. Unfortunately, a con- aiderr' '3 time has been necessarily occupied 0:1 these trials, and this prevented lis from airying out the intended programme in the Albion." The chief possibility of the new I invention, so far as the public is oonc*srned, is thai of th* elimination of S6fl
SWANSEA WELSH CHURCH I BAZAAR. ¡ ENCOURAGEMENT FOR A BANT) Ox ZEALOUS WORKERS. LADY LLEWELYN ATTENDS AND PATRONISES ALL STALLS. Our lady reporter, Cora," writes :—In spiU: of the unpropitious weather conditions which prevailed on Thursday afternoon quite a. large number of Swansea folk patronised the bazaar held in connection with the St. Matthew's and St. George's Parish. Churches, i in the Parish Hall of the former, in Swan- street. A vast improvement in comparison with last year is t.o be noticed in the hall's interior this year, and it is gratifying to lean that the renovations have been carried ou^ with the receipts of la^t year's effort. The energy and Keal with which the wor- kers of both parishes worked for the pre- sent function was conspicuous in the hun- drede of dainty and useful articles offered for sale at the various stalls, and altogether the room presented a bright and interesting spectacle, brilliant in decoration and colours, and alive with the sociability and the wel- come extended by all present. The object waa to benefit the Parochial and Improve- ment Fund. At half-past four Lady Llewelyn arrived for the opening ceremony, accompanied by he- daughter, Miss LleweJyn. Her ladyship was beautifully attired in a gown of black brocaded silk with vest of white and gold embroidery, and handsome blark velvet coat applique black silk. Her hat, also of black, was trimmed with black ribbon and rich creamy-tinted lace, and she also wore a lovely sable pelerine. Miss Llewelyn was gowned in mole-coloured velvet under a bi&ck coat. The mole-coloured velvet hat was trimmod with blue tea-ttaers, and a. sable pelerine was also worn. Pioceedings opened with a hymn and prayer; tiien the vicar, the Rev. T. L. Richard, in a few words referred to the presa-nt effort as the twelfth annuaJ bazaar that bad been held. Without bazaars, he said, tney could not carry on their parochial organisations and could do nothing to im- prove their buildings in connection with the cLurch. Thev always tried to devote the money to the very best use, and he pointed with pride to the room in which the bazaar was held, which was vastly improved in ap- peal ance through last year's effort. How- ever, they were not satisfied, because their Sunday School was improving rapidly, a.nd they would soon have to provide improved accommodation. They felt very grateful for the help and encouragement given them by the west end part of the town, and beTmder- stood that the old part of Swansea, or old St. John's, was held sacred in the hearts of many old residents. He had extreme plea- sure in calling upon Lady Llewelyn. to per- form the opening ceremony. Lady Llewelyn in a charming and gra- cious speech, spoke of the great pleasure it gave to her to be able to come amongst them. She was always very willing to do what she could for charitable works. She wa^ especially pleaded to hear of the excel- lent work of the Sunday School. Sunday Sclools she regarded as the nurse of the Church and a most valuable adjunct. She regretted Sir John had not come with her, bat he was engaged at the annual meeting of the Savings' Bank, but in the meantime she had brought her daughter and together they hoped to visit all the stalls and see the many beautiful things offered for sale, ishe v/ished the bazaar every success. Mr. Walters (churchwarden) proposed a vote of thanks, remarking that it was the first time they had bad such a function opened by Lady Llewelyn and they felt very proud of the honour. Mr. James (churchwarden of St. George's) seconded, and the vote was carried with great enthusiasm. The stallholders were Mrs. T. G. and Misf Richard, Mrs. W. Grey Walters, Miss Evans (Brooklands), Mrs. Hinds, Mrs. G. E. ■ Davies, Miss Annie Edwards, 'Miss Tilly Morgan, Mrs. John James, Mts- Harris, Mi-t. Reynish, Mrs. Price, Miss Thomas.. Mrs Reynolds, Miss Spraggon, Miss Rey- nish and Mr. John James. Bran-tub Miss M. J. Reynish, Miss James and Miss E. Reynish. Fish-pond: Miss Hetty Jones. Refreshments: Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Davies and Mrs. Rees. The receipts, though not yielding so large an aggregate as last year, were substantial in view of the unfavourable weather, and totalled over £60, compared with £72 last
LOCAL BILLS IN PAELIAMENT PASSED FOR FIRST READING. The Examiners met at the House of Lords on Saturday for the first time to re- ceive proofs of compliance with the stand- ing orders in the case of the Bills numbered 1 to 33 on the general list. Among the Bills which passed this stage, and which were sent for first reading when Parliament assembles, were the Llanelly Ru; and Burry Port Water Board Bill j and the Briton Ferry Urban Council, which extends the urban district of Briton Ferry and the water limits of the Council.
SWANSEA'S ASYLUM QUESTION, DEPUTATION CONFERS WITH MERTHYR AUTHORITIES- SUGGESTED JOLNT SCHEME FA v 0 UKABLY RECEIV ED. The Swansea deputation, consisting of the Mayor (Aid. Lee), .Uessrs. J. Livingston, .Lt. G. Solomon, and the Deputy Town Clerk, that waited on the Merthyr authorities, were received by the Deputy Mayor (Mr. James) and six W members of the Merthyr Parliamentary Committee, and the gug. gasted joint asylum for the two boroughs was favourably received. Ip tho pre.. sent Merthyi have not received any iritima. lion from the Bridgend Visiting Committee as to theii immediate intentions, though the Lunacy Commissioners have enquired as to the arrangements being made fOr the provision oi their pauper lunatics, who will eventually have to leave the oounty insti- tution. In these circumstances the conference was adjourned, though, as stated, the .suggeste(j partnership with Swansea was favourably | entdrtaiaed, it being realised that for Mer- tbyr to erect separate buildings for 187 patients would 'mean an enormous fjpcn.se. whilst by joining Swansea, who have 505! oases now at Bridgend, the co^t per head to both authorities might be ntateriajjy re_ duced. Then, as to situation, ^1, actually in Swansea would be more con- venient to the Merthyr authorities than their present arrangement. The train di.s. tance to Swansea is less than to Bridgend, and no change is necessary a„s is the case with the latter place trom Mert/hyr. Swansea has to vacate Bridgend bv April 1st, 1909. At the present t.imp, „.s JU1Ja.t1Cs are maintained by th() county authorities at a cost of 12.s. 9d. per head, or just 3s. Ud. more than it costs the county to maintain its own lunatics- w hen Il1 parnership with the county the cost to Swansea WM 98. Id. per head, and the 121'. 9rl. was fixed by the Court of Arbitration. It. is practir,-i|]v C"Cl tain tha.t erect an asylum of its own by Apnl, 1909. so that fresh ar rangeanents will then have to be made, and it is thought the county authorities will then charge from 14s. or 15s. par 00a.d. Newport, at the present time, is in fact receiving patients at its new asylum at a cost of lis. per head. The whole question is a highly important one, and the visit of Mr. Hine, the expert I employed by the Swansea Corporation, to j Report as to sites, •tc., is b«ing looked for- j waved fax
SWANSIA SAVINGS SANK. SIR JNO. LLEWELYN PRESIDES AT ANNUAL MEETING. TRANSFERS FROM POST OFFICE CREATE A RECORD. The annual meeting of the Swansea Sav- ings Bank was held at Heathfield-street on Thursday, when there were present:—Sir John T. D. Llewelyn, Bart. (president), Lord Glantawe (vice-president), Rev. Evan Jenkins, Messrs. Roger Beck and Rennard 'Simpson (trustees), W. F.. Harris, C. T. Ruthen, D. C. Jones, W. G. Davies, F. F. Maeon and Ernest Davies (managers), E. H. Corby (actuary), and W. B. Laws (auditor). Apologies were announced from Mr. C. Variables Llewelyn, the Hon. Odo Vivian, Ptean of St. David's, Vicar of Swansea, Principal Salmon, Messrs. John Robert.s, T. W. James and J. H. R. Riteon. The report has already been published, ant the Actuary, 1J1 submitting it, observed tnat- included in the £88,104 deposits during the year was £¿,030 9s. 6d., transfers from the Post Oince; which was quite a record, and more than double that of the previous year, which it was then thought would not be exceeded. Sir Jno. Uewelyn said it did not require many words to state has satisfaction at the progress th" bank was making, in the able hands of Mr. Corby. (Hear, hear). Nine uiidred and fifty-one new accounts meant an increase in the vear of 466, bringing the ^V3,1 UP to 10,458, and the number of re- o^pts during the ye;w--ll,57o—had only once been exceeded, and that was in the u^' Actuarv had already saJd, th« transfers from the Post Office was a record, and it would be very interesting to see wither that was maintained or not. branch at Pontardawe. opened in July, had been a success, and he thought the whole report indicated satisfactory progress. He hoped that the SPIRIT OF THRIFT, ONCE INCUL- GATED in he minds of the people, would continue. a great satisfaction to know that the oank was continuing in its excellent work, an he hoped it might continue in the same direction for nnuiy years. (Hear, hear). j.oro GLANTAWE AND THE SPIRIT OF THRIFT. Lord Giantawe seconded and attributed much of the success of the bank to the fact that tibe actuary had the real interest of the institution at heart. Looking at the classi- fication of the accounts, it was of interest to note that the large number of 4,030 ac- counts had a balance of not over £ 1? tha* that showed how deeply the spirit of th- 1ft was among those who could only spare a very small amount to set aside for a rainy day. Tben there was the large number wh,) had deposited between £50, and £100, and here they had 1.045 depositors. An other gratifying feature was the fact that the Trustees' Savings Banks were holding their own as indicated by the transfers from the Post Office. The report was adopted. Thanks were accorded the treasurers, Lord Glantawe and Mr. Frederick Edwards, on the proposition of the Rev. Evan Jenkins, seconded by Mr. D. C. Jones. A similar compliment was paid to the managers, on the proposition of Lord Glan- tawe, second«l by the Rev. Evan Jenkins. The president moved the re-appointment of the auditors. Mr. Simpson seconded, a.nd ii was agreed to. Mr. Mason proposed the re-election of Mr R. D. Burnie as trustee, wtio he hoped would soon be restored to health. Mr. Ernest Davies seconded and it WaEí carried. In moving a vote of thanks to the presi- dent Mr. Roger Beck observed that there were 3,000 people who on an average had invested 30s. each in the bank, and he was sump-that it gave no one greater sure than the President to find that the I working classes practised thrift 90 thoroug y well. (Hear, bear.) Mr. Ruthen seconded and the vote was carried by acclamation. The President briefly acknowledged.
SWANSEA "OIUtS AND COAL I IATES. SHIPPERS AND PATENT FUEL WORKS REAP AN ADVANTAGE- The Swansea and District Freighters Association met at the Hotel Metropole, Swansea, on Friday, and discussed at length the question of t.he difference in railway raters for the conveyance of coal from sta- tions east of Swansea on the Great We..c;tern, Rhondda and PwanaM. Bay and Port Talbot railways to the various works. Compared with the rates to the patent fuel works and for shipment, the difference from collieries on the Great Western Rail- way were stated to be 6^d. per ton, and on the other two railways from 4yd. to 5^d. per ton, whilst compared with the rates to the Dowlais Iron Company's works at Car- diff the difference was said to be from 4d. to 7d. peT ton. The meeting was attended by Mr. George Rowe (Upper Forest Works), Mr. Herbert Eccles (Briton Ferry), Mr. J. C. Davies (Baldwin's. VA). fn-T Mr. J. P"oV«-t (sec- retarv), as representing the Association; and Mr. Cope (mineral manager a.t Padding- ton), Mr. John David (treneral manager Rhondda and Swansea B?v Railway), and MT. H. T/OwtVi«r fceneral manager pf the Port Talbot R-nilwav) as representing the railway Ko definite decision was come to. and the question is now likely to be taken before the Railway Commissioners.
PONTAIDAWE COUNCIL. OPPOSITION TO THE SWANSEA VALLEY GAS BILL. 'CAEGURWEN ROADS: WATER WASTAGE. Pontardawe Council met on Thursday, Mr. David James presiding. Thp Engineer '•eport-ed he had marked cfut. sites for lamps at Owens-road, Peny- wetn-road. Alltygrug-road, Tirbach-road, and Gough road. He had received a letter from Mr. John Player, Clydach, with re- ference to water wastage during the frost, Mr. Player mentioned that at present the wastage cost, nothing to the Council, but if it became necessary to turn on the Cray supply the loss would be startling. The eno-ineer said he intended trying an experi- ment to prevent the wastage. Mr. D. Davies called attention to the state of the private roads at Caegnrwen. The Clerk is to write to the owners. Mr. T. Howells moved that a schedule of all amounts to be paid be sent each mem- ber with the agenda.—A committee will consider the inn iter. Being satisfied that their interests and privileges were seriously affected by the projected Swansea Valley Gas Bill, the Council decided to oppose it in Parliament, and authorised the clerk to engage Parlia- mentary agents, counsel and witnesses. It was decided to ask the Lord Lieutenant to include the names of Messrs. David Jones and David .James in his next list to the Chancellor for justices of the peace of the umntv. The following were appointed delegates to the conference at Swansea on February 3 on "The planning of houses" Messrs. Dd. James. David Jones, L. M. Francis and D. J- Rees. The County Council forwarded a renort with reference to the county water sup'ply, which proposed to give District Council? wider powers of applying the purchase price of their water works to the best ad- vantage of the district.—It was decided to agpply for more repast*.
BlAT. ClAD CINSTABLI SUEB MR. c. R. TRUSWAN'S CURIOUS CLAIM. VERDICT FOR DEFENDANT AMIDST APPLAUSE. THREAT TO EJECT PLAINTIFF. At Neath County Court on Thursday Mr. C. R. Trueman sued Mr. William Higgms, head constable, for 58., he, the plaintiff, being the assignee of Sam Ilookaway, of L;, Osborne-street. Neath.—Mr. L. M. Richards, instructed by Mr. Hunter, fended. Mr. Trueman said the 5s. was obtained by fraud. His Honour: And that it was obtained I as a bribe for refraining from prosecuting? Mr. Trueman Not as a bribe. It w>as a fine punitively obtained bv the Head Con- stable. His Honour: And tbe other ground* — ,^r- Trueman: That the money was ob- tained unck-i duresse. Plaintiff described the circumstances hading up to the action, the receiving of 5s. bv the Head Constable m respect of damage to eome lettering on the window of Mr. M. R. Morgan, the subsequent pohce court proceedings, and other ciroomstan ds, fa.miliar w readers generally. Mr. L. M. Richards: Don't you think yon had better put your witnesses in the box? our Honour, we know what his object is. His Honour: It is toO get thf r> I sup- pose. Mr. Richards: If that, were his object I shouldn't object. His Honour: Well, then. I suppose lie wishes to show that some person has done something wrong. Mil'. Trueman Will your Honour kiMly ree a Postcard, which will show exactly hew this money was obtained ? His Honour (examining the postcard): Is your own work? Mr. Trueman Yes. every scrap of it. His Honour: It's very clever, but it would have been better bad vou stuck to this sort of thing instead of bringing before me the matters von bare been 1: tbe time. (Laughter). ^Ir. Richards: May I have a copy? Mr. Trueman T sell t>he««> at a -.frov. (Laughter). Mr. Richards (walking across tbe court) I am to have a presentation copy. His Honour Vou won't hare this (Laughter). Morgan Morgan, house furnisher, said that last October he missed some enamelled let- ters from his window. The parents of three boy" paid 5s. each, which satisfied his dam age. On a later occasion he saw five boys a.t the police-station and the parents of I these also paid 5s. each to avoid prosecu tion. Mr. L. M. Richards: Yes. on the parr ;f tbis witness. Mr. Trueman: How much did Higgins have? Mr. Richards I object. The witness says he received £2. What became of it is a. matter of indifference. It oollld have been thrown in the gutter as far as I am con- cerned. His Honour: It is not tihe business of jjiy- body. Mr. Trueman I submits— His Honour: I don't care what you sub- mit. Go on with the evidence. Mr. Trueman: Did Higgins say that if they paid the money they would not be 1 prosecuted? Witnase Yes, he reiterated what I said. And were no threats used?—No. If Hookaway says Higgins said if you don't pay you will be prosecuted, that. will be untrue?—Yes. Samuel Hookaway said defendant said to him, You have to pay 5s. or be prose- cuted." I only had 2s. 6d., proceeded the j < witness, and one of the officials lent me 2s. 6d. Then I ga.ve the 5s. to the Head Constable. Cross-examined His boy cried and be paid the 5s. to stop him from crying. The money was put on the table and left there. Head Constable Higgins, called by Mr. Trueman, said that a constable called on the boys' parents, and later the parents and the children came to the police-station. On the < first visit 10s. was paid, and 5s. was sent to P.S. Michael. Mr. Morgan had this 1 money. Subsequently 25s. was paid by the parents of another five children and Mr. 1 Morgan had this as well. Mir. Trueman Have you got 5s. ?—I de- cline to answer your question. Have you 5s. of Sam Hookaway's money in your pocket?—No. 1 Mr. Tnieman Don't take me too literally, Did any portion of the money ever get into your possession 1-1 paid Mr. Morgan £2. ] His Honour: You can say yoar had the | 5&. if you like. It has nothing to do with the claim here. Mr. Higgins: I will tell yon what did happen. Mr. Richards Leave it alone. Mr. Higgins declined to answer farther questions bearing upon the same point, and Mr. Trueman said the public would draw their own conclusions. His HonMir I think they will. His Honour said that the money wae clearly paid to prevent the boys from being prosecuted. There was no fraud, nor any duresse or anything illegal about that, It was done every day in the year. The whole of the money was paid to Mr. R. Morgan, therefore the assignment of the 5s. to plain- tiit was a useless and waste piece of paper, go' by Mr. Trueman for the purpose of the case, and there was no evidence that Mr. Higgins had ever had a penny of the money. That being so the case entirely failed. There would be a verdict for the defendant, with costs. The result was received with applause, which his Honour at once stopped, saying that he would deal severely with anyone who was caught applauding. His Honour (referring to the postcard and addressing M'r. Trueman) said: I should re- cwtnmend yon to turn your ingenuity and talents to making other things than those wlJdh look very much LIKE A LIBEL AGAINST SOMEBODY. Mr. Trueman (heateciy) It is a. fair com- ment, sir. It is a fair comment. The court, was crowded at the time and there was considerable oommotion. The Registrar: If you don't hoid your tongue. Mr. Trueman, I'll have you put out. I am here to preserve order and I will do fo. Mr. Trueman then left the building, but returned and exclaimed I mwt, ask your Honour for protection, because 1\S. Michael bad threatened to arrest him- As the inci- dent took place in the, precincts of the court he was entitled to protection. His Honour: The case has been d ispoood of and I don't see that Mi. Trueman said the matter was a. =?erioTK one. Hit- Honour: There are the court officials. Mr. Trueman on leaving the court was understood to say that he didn't want tht prctection of the borough police anyhow. I
LAD KILLED AT KILLAY. j RUN OVER BY A TRAM AT KILLAN PIT. Walter Dwies (18), lad living at Voylart, Dunvajit. was instantaneously killed on Sat- urday morning by being run over by loaded coal trams at Penlan seam section at Kill an Colliery. This seam is being worked by a slnnt and on one of the levels underground an inclined 1'lane is employed to bring down tbe loaded trams. The deoeased's duty was to bring the loaded trams to the man on the mjtin level And to supply the inoiine with empties Whilst a loaded tram was being let down by the usual method of drum and rope to which ie attached a brake, the rope gave way and the deceased was caught between the tram and the sides. He received fatal injuries to the bead aaA
LANDOBE BOY CIUSHID TO DEATH. MANNESMANN WORKS MORTAR MILL FATALITY. An adjourned inquest was bedd on Friday touching the death of John PcwcfQ (15). 13, Landeg-street, Landorr, who was killed in the machinery of a mortar mill at the Man- wsmann Tube Works on January 9th. 1h Ashworth, H.M.I.. was present; Mr. R. Thompson represented the Mannesimann Company, a.nd Mr. E. Harris the relatives. Thomas Rynon, 27, Smyrna-street, said he was attending the mortar mill, &nd on look- ing round saw deceased under the pulley- wheel. Deceased had no busine-s near the machinery. Deptrty Coroner: Can you suggest any way by which the deceased got into the pit under the wheel? Witness could not, and added that he had never seen the boy noair the machinery be- fore. The Factory Inspector elicited that stores wore kept, in a box close to the pulley wheel, and suggested that the boy might have besn sent to get the hto-re" occasionally. Witness denied it. Now is there any fencing whatever of the strap and pulley?—Yes. all along ur> to ihe big wheei. It is a long way short of the big wheel, isn't it?—Up tc- pretty near within a foot. Witnes*. pressed on the point, admitted t.hat the unfenced portion might be a couple yl feet. In answer to MT. E. Harris, witness srid that the boy never waited on him or his mate, nor had he ever fetched Maggm:: from the store-box. If anybody was stand- ing on one comer of t he stores box lifting up the cover he would not be protected from tbe pu'iley strep. tbe pll "Jt.y strep. By MT. Thompafwi Th, pwp«r way UV lift the lid would be from the centra, and then there would !>e a barrier between di- seased and the pulley-strap. John Jennings, labourer, of No. 1, Mill- brook-street., who assists Evron. gave corro- borative evidence, and said the accident must have happened almost immediately the boy got on the spot, as he was not seen fcbout there. By the Factory Inspector: There, was a ct passage by tbe box, and anybody could squeeze through, but there was no short, cut by it to anywhere. In answer t<o Mr. Harris, witness could give no reason for the boy being near the jnortar mill, though he admitted he had only been two days assisting the last witness Mr. E. W. Stewart, assistant manager of the Mannesmann Company, was asked if there was any fencing there. Witness Orfy up to the half-way of ibe box (stores box). her portions of the machinery witness admitted were unfenced. The Inspector: Practically with one little exception, all unfenced? Witness: Yes. Do you think that is proper and regular? —Well, you see, there was no business for anybody to go that, way for anything. The right of way was really 00 tbie right-hand side going in from the works. Witness would not admit, in reply to Mr. Harris, that the space between the pullfey- wheel pit and the stores box was only Ib inches. It was 2 feet 6 inches, ahd the box was not in a dangerous position, especially if the fencing came right along. MT. Harris: I agree with yon there. Witness added tl«t, tne whole of the mor- tar mill had since »xw<n fenced. The deceas- ed did not attend TO the masons, except to boil tea. Only laggings werf kerct in the stores box, and he did not think there was a passage round the box. The Deputy Coroner said that if the boy fell near the pulley pit the strap would draw him under the pulley-wheel. The jury returned a verdict of "Acci- dental deatih," there being no evidence to show how the boy got mto the machinery. On behalf of the company, Mr. Thompson expressed sympathy with the family, and in acknowledgment Mr HKITI.S hoped that it would take a tangible farm.
SOUTH WALES TRABS DEFENCE LEAGUE. LOCAL ST'HAKF.KS AT F.ATJDOT (DXFKR- EN OF.. TEMPE-RANCE BUILDING -ON THE RT'TNS OF JUSTICE fionth W&!«s anti Herefordshire National Trade Defenoe As-b"'«t,ion met a.t. conference- and luncheon ;1.t. Cardiff on Thursday, Mr. j. H Brain presiding, and The attendance in- rinding Messrs B W. Valentin (Uanejly) arwi W Tarr 'Swansea). A resolution protesting against any public legislation affecting the tra.de v.as .seconded bv Mr W Tarr ^SwanseA), who said that it w as the duty of every retailer to help to edu- rate the public as to the disabilities under which he carried (.n his trade Mr. B W Valentin, proposing the he*1! of the delegates, asked why could not t.he so- called temperance reformers recognise that their desires cov.ld 1--0 effeft^d much better by-if not, tr moral and economic fifr.neie? than hy 'eg slatfon The ground could not t>e cleared for effect!v« experiment until temperan X" .eforioers ceased from try, ing to punish )iuh!i",vn'- tor doins such things as the law permitted and encouraged. It was Impossible—in that, great phrase which Mr. Balfour had given then)—to build up fceroper- anoe upon the ruins of justice At a meeting of the «oir:h :<-e-\ ^rs' Association. Mr ,1 ll Rrr.,r, 'i".nel Gaskell xa", elected N-> Hr^wera' bociety, London. and Messrs .it,.nar B W. Valentin, LiAuetty. representatives to lit* UAUOa'l 'Irad4 Defeooe AssDciMiou.
I BISHOP OF ST. DA TIDtl AT SWANSEA. HIS LORDSHIP AND THE OXFORD STREET SCHOOLS. SCANDAL AND INJUSTICE OF UNDERPAYING TEACHERS. THE GREAT CHURCH PROBLEM IN WALES. There was, in spite of the continuous downpour of rain, a Sarge gathering at b opening nf the new Parish Hall, at Christ Church, Swansea—described in 0IIr Thursday'? ussae—who, prior to the formal opening, attended ser- vice in the church, at which the vicar, Rev. J. H. Wa tkin s J ones, officiated, and de- livered a short address on the text, Show thy servants thy work, and thy children thy law," pointing out how, in erecting their new hall, they were building for pos- terity. The hall had been the object of much intercession and prayer. TOO congregation then made for the hall, the rain still pouring down, and found it very warm and comfortable. The vicar presided over a crowded attendance, in- cluding vicars and curates of tloc other Swansea parishes, and was supported by Rev. and Hen. Talbot Rice. Rev. J. Pol- lock, and Mr. F. H. Glynn Price. The chairman announced that the bishop had been called away to London on important educational work, and was unable to be present until a little later on. He (the chairman) spoke of the need for the hall, in view of the further unsuitability of the Rodney-street Schoolroom. Those who had questioned the wisdom of the outlay now saw that it had been justified. They were J indebted to four gentlemen principally for much of wh&t had been done, and hoped the congregation would rally round and wipe off the rest of the debt. The speaker highly complimented the architect and con- tractor on their work, and spoke of the diffi- cult site, saying that they had had to get permission from the War Office to acquire a corner of it. Rev. and Hon. Talbot Rice dwelt on the necessity for developing the social side of J Church life, and said it must be realised that when one churnch prospered, they ail prospered just as when one suffered all j suffered. At this point, the bisliop unobtrusively entered alone by a side door, and was given a rousing weicomo. His Lordship ex- plained his late arrival by stating that he had been unexpectedly called away to Lon- don, and would only be able to say a few words "between two trains." There had always, he said, been that swing and life about Christ Church that was so encour- aging. He was glad the hall was to he used largely for Sunday School work, for. coming down in the train, he read a book preaching a strange doctrine, one written by Mr. Campbell, the man of the "Temple." It was symptomatic of the great need for teaching Church doctrine. In the Church they had an order and a creed which met the needs of that and every age. They had an institution that was thoroughly Scrip- tural and true. and met the needs of man. His Lordship paid a warm tribute to the combined work of the clergy and laity in the town. and spoke on the need for de- veloping social brotherhood 'by means of such halls. Speaking quite frankly," continued the bishon, "the GREAT PROBLEM WE HAVE TO FACE IN WALES is how to love the Church the more without hating anyone the more." They wanted to avoid bitterness and words that wonid offend. When there was wrong they wished to see it righted, but he had a great desire to avoid ill-feeling towards those with whom they chanced to differ. (Apr.:ause). He made the allusion because ir. Swansea during recent events there wa* not that res- ponsibility on him which their friends m the Press and otherwise had p.!tempted 10 fasten on him. He, however, congratulated j most heartily the Oxford-street Church School managers on the passing of plans that would ensure buildings second to none. (Applause). They had met the highest demands of the Board of Education, and at the same time had shown the true spirit of love of the children and of the Church also- He was ati-o glad the plans i had been approved of by the Local Educa- tion Authority. So far they could con- gratulate themselves, hut he regretted very much to read that day that the Swansea Town Council had failed to see their way to adjust the salaries of the teachers of the Oxford-street Schools to a le'-el with those of other schools. He was not, going to argue, because the principle that equal work deserved equal pay was one that was generally accepted. Now that the building? were to be remodelled, had it come home tc the people of Swansea what sacrifices the Chttrchpeople of the town had made' It was a shame, A SCANDALOUS SHAME AND INJUSTICE to pay teachers in those schools less than those in other schools. (Loud applause). He did hope that that- serious grievance would be remedied. His Lordship appealed for a fairer feeling in public administra- tion in Swansea. They might not see < ve to eye with others, but let it not develop into a spirit, of bitterness, however ~re;Ulv as Churchpeople, they might be tempted! There was much spiritual work to be done in Wales. All honour to their Nonconform- ist brethren, but Churchpeople had still much before them, and as long as the work was attempted in the spirit of love it would be done. (Loud a^lauss).
SWANSIA SIAIIIN MEET. DISCUSS RECENT LEGISLATION AND ITS DEFECTS. A larg-ely attended meeting of seamen t<:><k p *ce at the New Union Hail, Victoria Hotel. Wind-etreet, Swansea, Mr G. Gunning pre- siding, supported by Mr A. Dalziel (Local Secretary). The principal subject was thoe ucw manning scale that is to be placed b*. fore Parliament at the coming session. A long discussion also took place "'eo the A)x ns Act, which came into force cat J*?u- ary ltlt. Although an aJien cannot sign articles of agreem. nt at the shipping cfik«« I delete he has a practical knowledge of the English language, the law ear.no,. ct-.p him from engaging on 00 asking tea fere nhera (in the majority of cases) he signs i articles on board, and only n the preeeno* I of the captain or chief officer. Ii was decided to aend a resolution to Mr J Havekxsk Wilson, M.P., with »iew of having all classes of vessels included in the Act. The meeting concluded with a. flue bios- cone and lantern entertainment.
RAVENMILL MALI VIICI PARTY ENJOYABLE CONCERT AT SWANSEA CENTRAL HALL The evening concert promoted by the Raven- hill (Swansea) Male Voice Party, gi$en at the Central Hall, Swansea, tn Thursday ntght, WM well attended, and was quite a success in eveiy way Under the leacter?h;p of Mr Donald Lott the party hae made remarkable progress, and their rendition un Thur&day nigit at Dr Protheroe's Nidaros" has seldom, if ever, been eroelled locally The voices were beau- tifully blended in all the selections, but it was in the piece named that the biggest suo- oeae was secured. iLr Tom Griffi&hs, Um Swansea boy who has mad« his name well known in the operatic world, and who is at present principal baritone of the Turner Opera Company, was netnr-illy we-U received. Hie hinging was one of tbe features of the night he finest effort unquestionably being "My old shako" (Troiere). Mr David Ellis, rf North Wales, the winner of the tenor prize at the Swansea National Eisteddfod, more than sustained the opinions then formed of hirn, his rendition of a Welsh song at the end quite captivating the audience. Another Swansea National winner, MJes Wini- fred Lewis, of Sengfcenydd. a contralto with a really beautiful voice, and the knowledge' how to properly use it. was ercored svery time she appealed. Mt W D Richards, too Swansea violin1«?t, was, at usual, in exoetlent, form, whilst Miss Uzsi» JL Svaas *ooompttaiad exoallantty.
M I HORNIMAN'S PURE TEA In Packets only: and Full Weight With. out Wrapper. STRONG, RICH, DELICIOUS. ALWAYS GOOD ALIKE. SOLD IN SWANSEA & DISTRICT BY James Jones and Son, Goat Street (Whole- sale only). Taylor and Co., Ltd., 6, Castle Square, and branches. Roberts, Uplanets Emporium. Watson Bros., Grocers, Brynynwr Bood. Meredith. 141, St. HoJem's-aveirue. Lewis and Co., 8, College Street. Jones, Grocer, 64, Llangyfeiaeh Street. J. T. Davies, 13 and 14 Waiter Read. W. Thomas and Co., Glo'gtfa- Boil<fi06?* (Wholesale only). (Wholesale only). Thorneby, 43, The Grove, Uplands. Evans' Stores, St Helen's Road. Richards, 69, Ryddings Park Road, Griffiths and Co., East 9>de Supply Stams. St. Thomas. « Palmer, 40, Lower Oxford Street. n. H. Jones. 99. Mansel-street. ALT,rw, EN-Ev-ans, Grocer. BR NMIIJL.—E. W. Thorpe, Groce*. CLYDACH-8. Day., Grocer; M, Davies, The Buildings. GLAIS—Evans, Grocer. HAFO D- Da. vwzy. Groow, A berdybertbi- street. LAND ORE—Harding, Landore Shop. MORRISTON—-Lewis and Sons, Wholesale Grocers (&peciaJ Wholesale Agents). MANSELTON—Kieft, 72, Robert Street. PONT ARDA WE-Lewis, Grocer, Herbert- Street. —Evans, Grocer, Eversley Road. v-iT^P°YNLAIS—Morgan, Grocer. Manchester House ALd^xvv EN—Jones, grocer, Liverpool House
SWANSEA YOUTH'S DOWNFALL HEAVY CARNARVON ASSIZE SEN- TENCE. At Carnarvon Assizes on Friday morn- ing, before Mr. Justice Bray, Franklyn ea.r. lisie Meage. (24), pleaded guilty to charges of iorgeiv, false pretences, and aiding and abetting a false pretence at Bangor, detail* of which have already been published. Mr. R. A. Griffiths (instructed by Mr. S. R. Dew) prosecuted. Prisoner also voluntarily admitted offences of false pretences at various places on his own account, and at several other places, in conjunction with a man named Allen. Mr. Artemns Jones, briefed by Mr. Jeo- kins, Swansea, submitted a strong appeal for mercy to the Judge. Prisoner waa most/respectably connected, and had hither to borne an excellent character, till his oonnoctioo as a bookmaker's clerk with Allen, whc, he said, first suggested this method of money-making to him. ÙUIt. July prisoner got married, and his wife now expected to become a mother. At the reference to the wife prisoner burst into tears. The Judge, addressing prisoner, said be had pleaded guilty to a number of serious charges, and had admitted others which he desired sbcuid be dealt with now, in order that he might start a new life. That was a very prc per thing. Unfortunately his oliencee were very numerous, and but for the fact that it was bi6 first appearance ha would havr sent him to penal servitude, but as the law made allowances in the case 01 a first offender, and taking his a.ge into account, but not his good bringing up and education (for those were reasons why he should not be in the dock) he would send hiin t< prison for fifteen months on each of the indictments with hard labour, the sentences to run concurrently.
"I DID KISS A QUEEN." PEPYS' CLAIM: SCANDALOUS EXHIBITION RECALLED. For more than two centuries the body of Katherine of France. Henry V.'I Queen, uncovered in the building of Henry VII. Chapel, was one of the sideshows seen by even' visitor to the Abbey. Pepys, indeed, records that, "fI Shrove Tuesday, 1669, he "had the upper paj-i of her body in my bands and did kiss her mouth, reflecting upon it that 1 did kiss a Queen." Only in 1778 was this scandalous exhibitior emded by the seclusion of the poor dead Queen, while it was left to the middle of the last oentcry to give it a new coffin and bwy it in the chantry of Henry V. V That the passion for such Mgtitt is not peculiar to England was shown by the double exhumation of the remains of the Dauphin, the unfortunate child of Louis XVI. His grave was first discovered in 1646, in the churchyard of Sainte Marguer- ite and again, in 1895, purely all a matter of historical inquisiUvNMSS, the bones and fair curling hair of the heir of France were uncovered under authority from the Gov- ernment. But in fairness, it most be admitted to the unearthing of prehietorioal burial barrows and tumuli, and to tomb-breakmg in Egypt arc, Asia Mmor, we are indebted for otherwise unobtainable knowledge at the life and condition of man in past ages.
COTTON TBADE CUSIS. LLOTD-GEOKGE'S OPTIMISM. The Press Association Manchester ooiiue pondent states that Mr Lloyd-George's hope- ful pronouncement Gll the cotton crisis has caused a little surprise tn official circles in Manchester, as the empljyers hold the view that there is no room for intervention. Mr Macara President of tho:' Masters' Fae- deration, says the employers were new 80 united as at present and that they are prae- ticaliy unanimous.
"MARITANA/' AT GLAIS. SPLENDID PERFORMANCE BY ST. PAUL'S JUVENILE CHOIR. A splendid performance of Wallace's "Maritana,' was given by St. Paul's Juvenile Choir and friends (conducted by Mr. Arthur F. David), at St. Paul's ^ihoolroom. Glais. A large audience assem- bled, all of whom were highly pleased with it. Mr. Morgan E. Davies presided. The chief parts were cleverly interpreted by Miss Mary Donne (Maritana): Mr. D. J. Evajis, Clydach (Don Caasar); Mr. J. Saun- ders (Conesi lor; Mr. W. Tanner (Lazar- illo); Mr. Axe (priest), and Messrs. Preece (officers of the law). The choruses "Sing, pretty maiden," "It was a knights'* "Angels that around us," "Pretty Git-ana, tell us," and "Joy to Maritana" were beau- tifully rendered by the choir, the voices blending well. Solos and duots were well by Miss Donne, and Messrs. D. J. Evans and W. Tanner. The whole performance was a real treat. Mr. Arthm F. David was the oonductor, and MiF" Vrvrr Donate assisted in preparing the performance. The miscellaneous --Art of the programme also p-o^ed attractive, tliose (onirbiitins: beinc -Pianoforte solo. Miss Kate Roberts. T.Iansamlet: songs. Miss Edith JoTvt* (Landore), Messrs. D. Daniel (Pontardawe). and T- Harding (Swansea); piccolo solo, Mr. Wi llie Griffiths, Clydach; 'cello solo, Miss Blodwen Jones, Pontar- dawe action song, Glais SiifTragettes. Mias Kate Roberts. C.R.A.M., L L.C.M., of Llwv- samlet. efficiently acted ac acoompanift. The proceads of t,be performance will be devote*! towards assisting MT. George Cook ir his Church of F.njrliTK? mraisterial career.
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