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AMERICAN BUDGET.

MARRIED LADIES.

THE GLAMORGAN SOCIETY.

PONTARDAWE TIMBER THEFT.

SWANSEA'S TRADE.

\ SWANSEA GUARDIANS.

SWANSEA'S HUNGRY SCHOOL CHILDREN.

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UNFIT FOR HABITATION.

SWANSEA WESLEYANS.

-, PENTREPOTH SCHOOLS.

NEATH GENTLEMAN'S PRIZE DOG

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DREADFUL ACCIDENT NEAR I AMMANFORD.

SWANSEA JEWISH BALL.

FOUR SWANSEA LABOURERS.

IWEDDING AT SWANSEA.

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, ¡MUST GOOD CITIZENS SHOOT*

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MUST GOOD CITIZENS SHOOT* SWANSEA PABUAMENT DISCUSSES EXTRAORDINARY RESOLUTION. DELATION OF MILITARISM TO NATIONAL PROGRESS. Most notable fe&tura at the opening cf Swansea Parliament on Friday evening was a thinly-attended House and the fact that tho Speaker's trblc, occupied by Mr Rupert 1 Lewis (in the absence of the Speaker. Mr. John Eobarts, who is ill), had been removed to the side of the platform nearest the fire. Mr. T. J. Bees (Leader of the Welsh Party) ignoring the palpable explanation before him in the shape o! a large mirror, left oyer from the Jewish Ball, inquired whether the present position of Mr Speaker indicated a leaning towards the Conservative Party? (Laughter). Prime Minister CMr. Dd. Davies) replied that the Speaker, being a sensible man, that was probably the explanation. (Laugh- ter). I For about fifteen minutes thereafter, a series of questions and answers (which much more nearly resembled a debate) were in- dulged in by various members and the Prime Minister on the question of bullion. It be- Minister on the question of bullion. It be- ing pay night, members were naturally authorities upon that question. Leader of the Welsh Party asked if there was any truth in the rumour that a Ca- binet Minister had resigned? Prime Minister: I am sorry to say there is This is a bad time for political health as well as physical. I am sorry to say that a Minister has resigned. Mr. Herbert Monger (Secretary for the Colonies): The right hon. gentleman referred to, remarked that the resolution about to be introduced by the Government was in direct opposition to another (giving the Franchise to Women), which had been passed in that House. That being so. resignation was the only course open to him. "It was a great sacrifice for me," the right hon member continued, amidst billows of laugh- ter, "but I hope the severance will be only temporary." (Cheers and laughter). Secretary of State for India (Mr Gordon Care), proposed "That no man rihall bj allowed a vote or benefit under any old v.ge pension scheme unless he has qualified himself for defending the country by a period of service with one of cur armed forces." A drastic, revolutionary resolution, in- troduced in a (certain spirit of recklessness by a Government conscious of riumerical weaknsss in tbe House, but which hon mem- weaknsss in the House, but which hon mem- bers recognised as involving GRAVE AND MOMENTOUS ISSUES. The Right Hon. Member, who has good elocutionary" stuff in him and may be con- gratulated on a deliberately reasoned ad dress, began by saying he did not wish the issues to be lost in a flood of rhetoric. It was not a Party resolution, he said. but one that, if adopted, would have far reaching (.Sects, helpful, beneficial, pleasant Secretary for War having formally te- conded. The Leader of the Welsh Party rose to oppose "that revolutionary bill." on three grounds. 1, Because that House had already decided that votes should be gran&ed to women; 2, Because the House had decided that the Channel Tunnel should not be bored; 3, He objected to the way in which it had been introduced. The resolution meant compulsory volunteering. (Laughter). They would soon have conscription and it would then not be long before a war. For those reasons, and others too numerous to men- tion, he opposed the resolution. Mr Herber; Monger commented on the fact. that the resolution would reduce the number of voters from nine or •en millions to "a measly three hundred thousand." Mr. D. J. Eees (Flint) and Mr. Frank Morgan (L., Carmarthen Boroughs) also spoke. The speech of the Home Secretary (Mr. Seline) was interrupted by a challenge as to how much military service he had p-t in for his country. "I think I have served as long in the forces as my questioner has. replied the light hon. gentleman. Debate was continued by M. Le Ba-re (Durham), the member for East Carmarthen, and Mr. Williams (L.. North Camberwell). Prime Minister pointed to Germany and Franoe as countries in which militarism HAD NOT RETARDED INTELLECTUAL PROGRESS. The fall of Rome and Greece began when they passed over to mercenaries the d ty that naturally fell to them of defending their own country It was a sense of that duty that they wanted to intensify in this oc.untry. The reeolution did not create a duty, only reminded them of one. The Bri- tish poeple were already a blend of in- vaders. Let British Governments go on for fifteen years neglecting the army and navy, and an attack on us, as the richest nation had not it been said that London would be a fine city to loot?—which was only probable, would then become a eer- tainty. Nations, he held, could only be- come great by force of arms; could only 1"6 main great by force of arms. By permission of the Speaker, the resolu- ticn was withdrawn. Prime Minister announced that a Lioens- iug Bill would next week be introduced.

BOYSLMET THE GIRLS AFTER )…

DEATH OF MRS. ROWLAND RICHARDS.

NEARLY A NONAGENARIAN.

I" YES, I'VE DONE IT."

TWO PENN'ORTH OF COAL.

LLANELLY COOKERY SCHOOL.

1PONTARDAWE POLICE COURT.

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JLOCAL WILL

DELAYS AT SWANSEA DOCKS. -

"INNOCENT AS THE SNOW."

MUMBLES RAILWAY AND PIER CO.

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SWANSEA'S HUNGRY SCHOOL CHILDREN.