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IN PABLIAMJGST.—Hsssios 1889.'

IN TABLIAMUNT. -SESSION 1889.

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Family Notices

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 1888.…

SOUTH WALES NOTES.

SWANSEA ECHOES.

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SWANSEA ECHOES. BY SENTINEL. THE TORIES WANT TO USE THE OHAPBLS. So the Unionists are at it again The local members of the Liberal and Radical Union—I should say twenty or thirty renegade Liberals and the members of the Conservative Club—are trying to arrange for a series of "Unionist" meetings to be held here next month and, in the guise of Liberals, these Tories are doing their level best to secure chapels as places of meeting. Will they succeed ? I fancy not—at least I should ask them why they don't use their own churches for this purpose. SWANSEA'S POSITION IN FOOTBALL. IF paper-form went for anything, how complicated would the results of Saturday's matches make things appear Swansea beat a team Cardiff drew with last week, Cardiff beat a team that beat Swansea seven days before, Llanelly got a beating from a second-rate team, and so on. There is much discussion as to which is the best team so far this season, but I don't think there is any occasion for much waste of time in argument. The answer may be obtained by ascertaining which team has suffered least defeats or has had the fewest points scored against it. Swansea stands first in both these respects. So far only two points have been scored against the team, and it has sustained but one defeat. Therefore, up to the present, we may still boast that the best Welsh football team hails from the town readers of this column are all so proud of. THE SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION, THERE are various opinions current in the Swan- sea United School Board District as to the effect likely to be produced by the meeting of unsecta- rians held ia the Drill-hall last Thursday. Some argue that it was got up by a. clique in aid of but a certain section of the unsectarian candidates. Others maintain that it was not; and so issue 18 joined. Whoever may have organised it,it is beyond question that the meeting was publicly announced, that all unsectarians were invited to attend, and that every oneof the unsectarian candidates was individually invited to be present and explain to the audience his views. A meeting so called and so managed is certainly anything but a hole- and-corner one, and bow its object should have been to advocate the claims of particular unsec- tarian candidates I am totally at a loss to under- stand, especially as it was arranged to call on each candidate in alphabetical order. The meeting was a very good one, and 1 shall not be at all surprised if those uusectarian candidates who ignored it will have some trouble in getting people, who might otherwise have supported them, to accept any such excuse for nun-atten- dance as that advanced. QUJCSTIONS OF IMPORTANCE AT SWANSEA. THOSE were interesting questions which came up for discussion at the last meeting of the Chamber of Commerce. The iinportauoe of increasing Swansea's facilities for shipping coal was empha- sized by the executive, and it is to be hoped the matter will be followed up with sufficient spirit to ensure the realisation of the hopes of all who wish to see Swansea prosper. Incidentally, Mr Angel mentioned a matter of equal, if not greater, importance—viz., the hardship imposed on the owners of sailing vessels who can never get a stem in the East Dock while a steamer is about. How this unfair treatment can have been allowed to extend ovei so great a period I am at a loss to conceive, especially as one of the harbour trustees has felt it so keenly that he himself is unable to send such of his sailing vessels as want cargoes of coal to Swansea. There will be more discussion on thisquestiou next month when it will come regularly before the chamber in the shape of a resolution. If what was stated on Thursday is substantiated, it may be taken for granted that a reform will be witnessed in the very near future. A move in the right direction is the step taken to get .31 gunboat permanently stationed at the mouth of the channel; and nobody can take exception to the stand the chamber took on the Harbour of Refuge question. But of more interest to people living outside the district was that introduced by Mr Yorath. He wants the chamber to start an agitation with the object ot getting the period for repaying school board loans extended from 30 to 5C years. Everybody is areed that such an extension would be quite fair and equitable; and, this being so, it will be a feather in Swansea's cap if her Chamber of Commerce can initiate an agitation which will certainly be taken up by all other chambers, and, eventually, is bound to end as those who support it wish. MR MONGER'S NOTICK OF MOTION, CONFIRMATION has been received of the rumour I published a few days ago as to the probability of the vendor of some property in Peter-street and Carmarthen-road, which the corporation bad almost purchaeed, withdrawing it from the market. Councillor Monger, it will be remembered, has given notice of motion to the effect that the resolution sanctioning the purchase be rescinded, and now the vendor has written a letter to the town clerk, in which he announces his determina- tion to withdraw his offer to sell the property. In the course of his letter the vendor quotes figures with the object of showing that the price the cor- poration offered to pay for it (£500) is not excessive. This offer, he points out, was made after six mouths' consideration, and as the acquisition of the property in question would enable the corporation to at once let the whole of the unbuilt portion of the property (now held on a 31 lease by hini), the revenue from it would probably soon be JS128 14-s (which would be deferred to them for 61 years if the vendor continued as lessee), eqnai to £1,630 capituLziid, Towards the conclusion comes an offer to the effect that, If after this the corporation desire to purchase my interest, I shall be prepared to sell upon the valuation of the President of the Surveyors' Institute, or any other independent sur- veyor outside Swansea, who may be entrusted to assess what may be a fair sum as between us." The reason the oppor- tunity to purchase has been withdrawn I caunot, from this letter, understand, beyond a suggestion that the vendor considers be has been associated with an "innuendo" in Mr Monger's notice of motion. Alderman Rees, it is said, is desirous of having the question discussed at a special meeting of the corporation, to be convened at an early date, and, if this is so, the public curiosity may soon be satisfied. Undoubtedly there is a great deal of talk on the matter just now,and the sooner the pros. and cons, are publicly threshed out the better.

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THE COMMISSIONER OF POLICE.

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MINERS IN CONFERENCE,

IRON SHIP REPAIRING AT CARDIFF.

IACCIDENT IN THE RHONDDA

BARBARITY IN A RHONDDA MINE.

WARNING TO COLLIERS.

A WELSHMAN'S SUCCESS AT GLASGOW.

.CARDIFF EXHIBITION.

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. TRAGEDY UPON TRAGEDY.

JA STAFFORDSHIRE TRAGEDY.

---------------ATROCIOUS MURDER…

-----. MAJOR BARTTELOT'S MURDERER…

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-i SHOCKING ACCIDENT ATj CWMPENNAR

LOCAL LAW CASE.

---------------THE CARDIFF…

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A VITUPERATIVE PRISONER AT…

THE HOME SECRETARY AND RAILWAY…

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