NINETY LICENSES. COUNTY SESSIONS. ANNUAL REVIEW AT SWANSEA. The annual Licensing Sessions for the Petty Sessional Division of Swansea, were held at the Guildhall on Wednesday morn- ing, Mr. A. H. Thomas presiding. Other n,a-gistra,t,es were Messrs. J. H. Rosser, S. L. Gregor, Dr. Howell Thomas and Daniel Ed wards. I THE POLICE REPORT. n -r. nuipt. letbe-ren, m the course ot In3 an- nual report, said there were 90 licensed premises (71 ale, 14 beer-houses, 3 off beer- houses and 2 wine licenses), a decrease of one license-tlie license of the Rotherslade Hotel, Mumbles, having been allowed to lapse dur- ing the year. There were 618 persons to each licensed house. Proceedings were taken against 282 persons for drunkenness, 262 be- ing convicted; this was a decrease of three for the year. Notice of objections were served on ?— PENCLAWDD. I John Roberts, Railway Inn. I Anriiie Rees, Crofty. Evan Austin, Ship and Castle. David Pugh, Royal Oak. Catherine Rees. Blue Anchor. David Rees, Glanmor. John Davies, Colliers' Anne, Berthlhvyd. BOUCI-IOR. Herbert Jones. Ship and Castle. David John, Bush Hotel. Wm. Thomas. Station Hotel. Sarah Jones, Corporation (Hotel. Wm. Smith. Red Lion Hotel. Wm. Rees. Cross Keys. Wm. Saunders, Glebe Inn. Margaret Phillips, Coasting Pilot;Pen- iclawdd, Daniel Hopkins, Colliers' Arms, craig- cefnparc; E. S. Isaac, Grai goof n pare; and Messrs. Cory Yeo and Co., Ltd. the late licensee and present occupier, the present licensee and owners respectively of the Col- liers' Arms. I THE GROUNDS OF OBJECTIONS I were: Redundancy, not required by the public wants, not structurally adapted, in- sufficient provision of sanitary conveniences, etc.. On the ground of previous convic- tions, notices were also served on the Coast- ing Pilot and Colliers' Arms, Craigcefnparc. The superintendent did not consider the Ship and Castle (Loughor), the Coasting Pilot (Penelawdd), and Glanmor Inn (Pen- clawdd), required to meet the needs of the neighbourhood. There were three clubs in the district— all very well conducted—the Gowerton Con- servative Club, the Bristol Channel Yacht Club, and the Pontardulais and District Con- servative and Unionist Club. The Mumbles Liberal Working Men's Club had been struck off the register during the year. Applications for new licenses were received from H. P. Haggar, music and dancing 11- cence, Pontardulais and F. H. M. Thomas. Gowerton, for a similar license at Gower- tdn and for billiard licenses from James Thomas. Llysgwyn, Pontardulais; TUPert Talbot, Laurie Villa, Loughor; and Thos. Roberts. Temperance Hotel, Gorseinon. CORPORATION HOTEL, LOUGHOR*. I -1 This was the first case consiaerea. Supt. Lot-heren sa.id it was a very clean, commodious and well-conducted house, re- quired by t -he needs of the district- e Ship and Castie, Bush Hotel and Station Hotels were then dealt with, and in reler- enoe to THE RED LIO, _u_1 the superintendent said the baclc prennge5 ware in a very dirty condition, and that, and the fact that he considered ait least one house should go in Louffhor, were specified as the grounds of objection. The. superintendent was questioned mfSh a view to showing that fchesre was a good deal of ruew building goinig on in the district, besides the expanding Oaiedake and Baii-ly- glas collieries; that the- house possessed a convenient forecourt, that a club met there, end that the telephone was installed. Mr. J. B. John (rate collector) was called as to developments in the district; and Mr. Trevor Williams. Rural Council's surveyor, 5aid since 1911 127 plans for new houses had been passed. An estate, was d,e- veloped near the Red Lion witih about 200 "Vmn t.r) it.. I -1 THE CROSS KEYS. I The Superintendent eaid the drainage was in a very bad condition the house was dark nnd dirty, and in his opinion absolutely unfit for a licensed house—"the darkest licensed house I've ever entered." It was stated the Buffaloes met there. also the local Min- us' Federation Lodge, for the last 17 years, Rid that the takings were £ 17 a week. The house was also stated to be over 100 years old. Messrs. G. W. Baker (Buffaloes) a.nd W. Jenki.is (miners' lodge secretary) were called. The case of this house was ad- journed a fortnight. GLOBE INN. Good house, and appears to do a good pusiness, said Supt. Letheren. The Bench at this stage announced the decisio-n in the case of the Loughor licenses dealt with above, as follows:- Alllicenss granted, exoept in the cases of the Red Lion and Cross Keys. which were adjourned a fortnight. The Bench suggest- ed that licensed victuallers generally should inmrove th-3 ventilation of their premises. THE PENCLAWDD LICENSES. were then dealt with. Supt. Letheren re- ported very favourably on the Railway Inn, and in respect to the Coasting Pilot said the house was unlit and there had been a oonvic- tion against' the last licensee (who had since died), but that was not pressed, the chief objection being that the house was not re- quired. Mr. R. Jones (manager of the jTelinfoel Brewery Company) said the house had been, and was now being, renovated and they would carry out any suggestions made. The Royal Oak, Ship and Castle, and Glanmor Inn ("old house, rooms all small, and not required") were next re- viewed. For the license it was stated that it did a big trade for a beer-house. The court then adjourned for lunch. The houses taken after lunch were the Crofty Inn, Blue Anchor Inn (which the sit- perintendent considered to be required), and Colliers' Arms. All of the licenses were granted, except the Glanmor and Coasting Pilot, which were referred. The magistrates °oinmented strongly upon the dirty oondi- tion of the backyards in so many of the taom- that, came before them. v- BILLIARD LICENSES. A billiard license was granted to James Thomas; and the applications of Rupert Talbot and Thomas Roberts were adjourned. The music license applications were also ad- journed for a fortnight.
j I i' lz;? VERY LAX. SWANSEA MORALS. LOVE OF DRESS: PARENTAL SLACKNES. •tj?n confirmation of the tatement by Mr. Pallge'r (&IN-atioii- Army) that SWallga girls' g??sarevervlax,Mr.Rundie,oneofthe Sw^iujea Guardians, told our representative: attiSK e lnorals are indeed very lax, and I tott th\1te, it on girls' part almost entirely sho 1? '?creasin? love of dress. Parents III(I have ?"' young §"'? under more confl T here is a danger of such young gir]s Setting induced away to other town? f improper purpo?e?." P-ev. Ocr Snelling, spoken to, said his ealidid S,ielliiig, sl)oken to, said his than ?P?ion was, Swansea, wa? no worse w?'??T places? though he admitted it bad enough?
?HE BEST PROOF of genuine |yjQf.,Va^ue is an increasmg sale. MOthers, daughters and grand- daughters have used Steedman's Powders which still stand as an 'Or'rlvalled 1-n edicine for children. Ve EE "n Steedman, These Obsei?ve th.EE in Steedman. -TheBe
r FIRED BY. LICHTNING. — — DISASTROUS MUM- BLES BLAZE; I I THOUSANDS OF POUNDS DAMAGE. Three Premises Gutted. NARROW ESCAPES: EXCITING SCENES. There was a serious conflagration at Castleton, Mumbles, early on Thursday morning, and although it was discovered early three buildings, involving damage amounting to thousands of pounds, were completely gutted, the local police, in the absence of tire appliances, being power- less to cope with it. The fire originated on the premises of Messrs. W. H. Jones, Ltd., grocer and provision merchant, and it was first dis- covered by Edward Willing, No. 14, Chapel-street, Mumbles, at about 4.10 a.m., as he was passing. There was a violent storm at the Mumbles on Wed- nesday night, and early on Thursday rnornine. and LIGHTNING FLASHES WERE CONTINUOUS. Willing first noticed a flame in the shop and volumes of smoke. He at once aroused the inmates (Mr. Jones, his wife and son), and then ran and gave informa- tion to the police. Inspector Davies was quickly on the scene, together with Sergts. Thomas and Wiiliams, and P.C.'s Mallins, Hamens, Roberts, Griffiths and Harris, BUT HAVING NC APPLIANCES, were unablo to cope with the names, which had now gained a firm hold of the building, hut the inmates had been aroused in time for them to ma.ke good their escape. It was soon a inasg of flamee. Inspector Davies, seeing the seriousness of the fire, at 4.30 a.m. telephoned for the Swansea Fire Brigade, and in a short space of time — 5.15 to be exact—they were on the scene with the engine, in charge of Inspector J. Bounds, and P.C.'s Evans, Davies, Bevan, O'Brien and Blackmore, and working on the flames. The fire was now burning fiercely and had sudh. a hold that the brigade con- fined their efforts, after a while, to the sav- ing of the premises cf Mr. A. S. Thomas, dental surgeon, whose premises adjoin. and the London City and Midland Bank, next door. Considerable damage was don^ to Mr. Thomas' premises, but the furniture was removed earlier into the street. The heat was terrific, so much so that the glass in the WINDOWS OF HOUSES OPPOSITE WERE CRACKED. There was an exciting incident during the progress of the fire, a Swansea fireman and Inspector Davies having a narrow escape of losing their lives. A big portion of a wall of Mr. Jones' premises got displaced and fell with a crash. Both men jumped back just in time. The grocery establishment is completely burnt out, only the walls remaining. It is surmised the fire was caused by LIGHTNING STRIKING A TELEPHONE WIRE, which fused and set fire to a telephone box. A tongue of fire was observed running along the telephone wire above the premises. Mr. Jones' premises were insured in the Phcenix Insurance Co., Bristol, and the house and furniture and stock of Mr. Thomas are in- sured in the North British Mercantile In- suranco Co. The bank was also insured. It is the general opinion of the Mumbles police and all concerned that the fire could have easily been dealt with at first locally had there been adequate fire brigade appli- ances. The Mumbles police were power- less. The Swansea Fire Brigade returned to Swansea at 7.30, but the buildings were still smouldering at this time, and hundreds of people were on the scene. The conflagration created the utmost stir, the village being astir from an early hour, and the utmost ap- prehension was expressed on all hands at the prospect of another fire of similar propor- tions at any future date without the means of coping with it. HOW IT ORIGINATED. Mischief Caused by Electric Flash. The cause of the fire, as stated above, led a "Daily Post reporter on Thursday morning to interview Mr. Prussmann, the Swansea Borough Electrical Engineer, of the matter. Oh, yes," he said, it is quite possible for a telephone wire to be struck bv light- ning in the way suggested. And this could set "fire to the premises through which it entered or to the 'phone box." Then would you consider wires, tele- phonic or electric, a potential source of dan- ger?'' ger No. I should not. Personally, I never use a telephone in a thunderstorm unless I am bound to. But as for fusing the chances are so remote. Look at the millions we have in the country, and how often do wires fuse. No. you can put that source At danwr awav. I MUMBLES COUNCIL "GETTING APPLIANCES. Enquiries at the Mumbles District Coun- cil offices on Thursday show that the fire ap- pliances are practically nil. We are getting them," said one of the officials. "We are holding meetings about the matteT, and we are arranging to get all that is necessary. What are you going to get?" a.sked the reporter. "We want to get an engine, hose and ladders." And what have you now?" A few ladders." Is that- all? Haven't you any hose?" No. we ￼ CT-RICITY WORKS ESCAPE. I 1..1 ?- AS snowing tne vagaries of the lightning, an incident occurred at the Swansea Bor- ough Electricity Station some time ago, de- tails of which have never yet been pub- lished. The lightning struck the conductor, and travelled down to an angle some twenty feet from the ground. Then it seems to have branched off in two directions. Going across the street .,he lightning made a hole in a. fried fish shop w indow, and went to earth at the back, but the other branch struck a lamp near, ran along some metallic tubes, and knocked over two men in the electricitv boiler-house, giving them a, shock. BANK SUSTAINS LITTLE LOSS. On inquiry at the head Swansea office of the London Citv and Midland Bank the manager (Mt. C. Vivian) courteousl y in- formed our representative that no gold or papers had been destroyed, there being noth- ,n., left on the premises. Temporary offices of the bank have already been opened at Harris's liairdressing saloon. SWANSEA POLICE RlvrOKT. According to the Swansea police report, when the brigade arrived on the scene they found a fair pressure of frater available. The Mumbles police were standing looking on, as they had no appliances. The brigade j left about 7.30.
CRISIS IN SWEDEN. MINISTRY RESIGNS: KING Ij AND ABDICATION. A dynastic crisis has suddenly arisen in Sweden. The King has refused to be dic- tated to by his Government, and the Minis- try have resigned. It is stated in Stockholm that the King is thinking of abdicating in favour of the Crown Prince, the husband of Princess Mar- garet of Connaught. but there is no official information to. confirm KClis,
DISTRACTED FATHER POSTPONED SWAN- SEA FUNERAL PLACARD STIRS MEMORY: GENEROUS DEED. The publicity given in the Post on Wednesday to the sad circumstances of the Swansea funeral, postponed owing to poverty, has disclosed once more what a fund of practical sympathy there is in the town, which is directed from time to time on to a particularly deserving case, such as this. The same evening the undertaker re- ceived a guarantee of payment of the funeral expenses from a gentleman in the Uplands," who did not wish his iden- tity disclosed. This, however, is known to the "Post." It is that of a well-known professional gentleman who told a Post reporter on Thursday morning that five minutes after he had received his Post on Wednesday evening he telephoned the police to guarantee,, on his behalf, the funeral expenses to the undertaker. "I visited the house afterwards, and was very saddened by what I saw," he said. It is a very deserving case, and I am extremely grateful to the Post' for giving it the publicity it did. But for this prominence nothing would have bean heard of it. and in this respect the PRESS IS A GODSEND I ? I in bringing these things to light." By first post on Thursday an offer came from a Briton Ferry gentleman, asking us to defray the funeral. expenses for him and send him the bill, and this was quickly followed by a kindly offer from Messrs. Ben Evans and Co. to defray the cost. The funeral was fixed to take place at 1.30 on Thursday. A representative of the "Daily Post" called at No. 11. Charles-street, Greenhill, on Thursday morning and saw Mrs. Hunter and Mr. Hunter, and they were profuse in their thanks for what had been done through the agency of the "Post." The were then 1 preparing for the funeral. I THE FATHER'S OWN STORY. ￼ 1 .1 -1 I Mr. Hunt?r stated that, nnaing tone IUSMI (already referred to) was not forthcoming, he wandered about "not caring what became of him." He had waited until 2.30 at the I I.Jwe of appointment. The funeral wa.s for 3.30. Hunter added "I must Lave been out of my mind, ,md wandered about till I found mvself in Neath. I SAW THE 'DAILY POST' PLACARD, I, I I aind I remember someone talKing to me about it.. and I bought- a paper and came home." Hunter is a tall, well-built ex-Army man, and he told our representative that his work was very irregular. There had been some misunderstanding among his workmates. A suggestion had been made to get up a sub- scription for him to bury his little one, and the gentleman who promised the loan was under the impression that sufficient money had been subscribed, and this was not so. The funeral of the child duly took place on Thursday afternoon from Charles-street, The interment was u, Danygraig.
"TO GET ME THE LASH." I SWANSEA PRISONER COMMITTED. I UNSAVOURY STRAND CASE. Edward McCarthy was charged at Swan- pea on Thursday with assaulting Mary Ellen Brown and living upon her as an unfortu- nate. She said she had known him si'nce a child. Magistrates' Clerk Has he lived with you for five years? Witness; I don't know, sir; I'm always drunk. Proceeding, witness sa.id she had never given him a penny in her life. She was re- minded that upon her evidence defendant had been previously convicted of living upon her ill-fame. He had struck her in the face with jiis fist because he saw her talking to another man, and, upon another occasion, raising lumps on her head. P.C. Harris said he had not known Mc- Carthy to do much work for nine years. "An associate of prostitutes and thieves." During the hearing of the case Brown was taken ill, and after a glass of water became violently sick. Detective Barry said that when he ar- rested defendant the latter remarked: All right, Mr. Barry you've got me three months for living on prostitution before. You thiink you are going to get mR the kish this time, but it's not coming off. Defendant denied tha.t he had lived on the woman since, he came out of prison. He had money from his son that kept him. After further evidence, by Inspector Davies (County Constabulary) and a number of other police officers, similar to that of P.C. Harris, defendant was oommitted to the Assizes.
A TREAT FOR You. Carmarthen's Gay Gipsy Encamp- ment. Complaints about an encampment of gip- sies on the fair ground were considexed-by [ Carmarthen Town Council, the Mayor (Mr. John Lewis) presiding. Mr. W. Dunn Williams: They have a "blow-out' on Sundays. They have a. regu- I hr turn-out there. They have gramophones going and what-not. aud they sing and swear --well, it would be a treat for some of you to go down there on Sunday nights. (Laugh- ter.) The Clerk pointed out that the gipsies were encamped on land let by the council to the lessee of the market, and the matter was deferred.
A New York cablegram states that the steamer Queen Louise, from Swansea, which stranded and aiterward floated, arrived there apparently undamaged.
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I ONCE BLOOD IS I SHED." ———— 0- ——— BONAR LAW'S WARN- ING. MOMENTOUS DEBATE ON HOME RULE. I Majority of 78. The House of Commons divided on Wed- nesday night on the Opposition amendment to the Address: That thi& House humbly represents that it would be disastrous to proceed further with the Government of Ireland Bill until it has been submitted to the judgment- of the people. The result was » Aga-inst th-e 333 For the amendment 255 Majority a,?,?nst 78 I ?!11 I -1 nruugilJUv tne tone 01 t-ne speecnes were conciliatory, and the features of the debate were the great speeches of Mr. Bonar Law and Sir Edward Carson. It was one of Sir Edward Carson's finest Parliamentary ef- forts and mW<e a, profound impression on the House. He relentlessly exposed the tactics of the Government, and amongst his most pungent sentences were:- I cannot help thinking that what the Government are doing is manoeuvring for position. The Nationalists have never wanted the affections of Ulster; they have only wanted hei taxes. If the Government, suggestions compel Ulster to go under a Dublin Parliament, then, regardless of personal consequences, I would go with the people of Ulster to the eiii -i their policy of resistance. Mr. John Redmond, who replied, told again and again his desire for an amicable settlement. He accepted absolutely the new situation, nnd stated that he would say and do nothing to make it more difficult. But although, he said, he desired in advance to shut the door on no suggestion that might be made, ne gave no hint of proposals for a z-olutio-i. "SHALL SUBMIT PROPOSALS." Mr. Lloyd George, who said the last word for the Government, said they were convinced that to place cut and dried pro- posals on the table at the present time would not promote peace, but would hinder it. But now that they wesre there together something might issue that might in itself promote a settlement. "We shall submit proposals on our own responsibility," he added, "bnt the responsibility for accepting or rejecting them will rest on the Unionists opposite." Mr. Bonar La.w, wflio wound up the de- bate, showed the entire alteration in the situation. Ulster, he said, had never claimed to veto Home Rule far Leland. They had never sa,ï,d they would resist by force the right of Nationalist Ireland to govern itself. They had said tihey would resist the attempt of Nationalist Ireland to govern them. "ONCE BLOOD IB SHED. Once blood is shed in Ulster it. will be too late for conciliation," he said. The Prime Minister has power to avoid it: we have not. Still, I do not tliinik he has the right to pass any form of Home Riule with- out a.n appeal to the people. The Govern- ment have allowed themselves to drift into sruch a position that they cannot go back without discredit, and they cannot go for- ward without disaster."
MUST TAKE SEA VOYAGE. I COUNCILLOR WM. OWEN'S ILLNESS. The S wansea. Workhouse Visiting Com- mittee met on Wednesday, Mr. Dd. Grey presiding. Lhe Clerk reported that there were 614 inmates. During the week 21 had been ad- mitted, one child born, 34 inmates dis- charged, one died. 99 vagrants had applied, and the number of sick was 401. A vote of thanks was accorded Alr. Wm. Owen for so generously entertaining the inmates and for the excellent concert he provided. Amidst a general feeling of sympathy and regret, the report upon the restoration to health of Mr. Wm. Owen was very unsatis- factory, his medical advisors having stated that he had not made the progress he should have, and recommended he should take a soa voyage, and that at once. It was the unanimous hope of the com- mittee that he would benefit thereby, and return quite restored to health at a not far distant date.
SWANSEA GUARDIAN RESIGNS. CONSEQUENT BYE-ELECTION IN LANDORE. At Swansea Guardiasn on Thursday, Mr. E. H. Siedle presiding, Coun. Dd. Richards wrote resigning his membership of the Board, in conse- quence of his election as a councillor. He said that he could not serve in both oiffces, as the time of the meetings often clashed, and in addition he had to follow his calling. Mr. J. H. Rosser: I move we accept the resignation, and that other guard- ians who are councillors should take the "tip." (Hear, hear and laughter.) Mr. John Meredith moved that they should express regret at losing Mr. Richards, who was a sincere and useful guardian. (Hear, hear.) The Chairman said that the matter had to go before the Local Government Board, and he considered that they I should wait until that had been done. Mr. Harry Rogers thought that Mr. Richards could do greater good on the guardians than at the other place.
HAD HAD BULLET WOUND. I Swansea Ex-Soldier and the I Baby. Elizabeth Northey summoned Frederick Barry, at Swansea., on Thursday, in respect to a child barn on February 1st, 1913. whose paternity, she said, defendant admitted. P.C. Balsden said defendant, a haulier, admitted that.—Order of 3s. 6d. a week. The officer said defendant wag- on com- pensation at present, having a shot wound m the thigh (received in the South African war) that broke out at times.
THE BREADWINNER. I L190 Compensation for Death of Son. At Neath County Court on Thursday (be- fore his Honour, Judge Lloyd Morgan, K.C.) Samuel Gulliver, of Abercregan; Cymmer, sought an award of £ 266 against the Corrwg VaJe Colliery Co. The claim was based upon the partial de- pendency of applicant, his wife, and six young children on Simon Gulliver, the --Oil, who was killed by an accident in the colliery on December 11th last., and who was the, principal contributor to the family keep, the applicant having, for many years, been an invalid. The respondents had paid into court JB150, but his Honour mtJle an award of £190.
RE-SHUFFLE. 1-0 FOUR CABINET CHANGES. TWO BYE-ELECTIONS NECESSITATED. Four striking changes in the Cabinet were announced officially on Wednesday night in the following termti The Right Hon. JOHN BURNS, M.P., to be President of the Board of Trade in succession to the Right Hon. Sydney Buxton, M.P. The Right Hon. HERBERT SAMUEL, M.P., to be President of the Local Government Board in succession to 31 r. Burns. The Right Hon. CHARLES HOBHOUSE, M.P., to be Postmaster-General in suc- cession to Air. Samuel. The Right Hon. C. F. G. MASTERMAN, M.P., who will continue to act as Chair- man of the National Health Insurance Joint Committee, to be Chancellor of the Duchv of Lancaster in succession to Mr. Hobliouse. I LORD GLADSTONE RESIGT-N-ING. I Later in the evening the following an- nouncement was made from the Colonial Offioe The King has been graciously pleased to approve the appointment of the Right Hon. Sydney Buxton, M.P., President of the Board of Trade, to be Governor- General and Commander-in-Chief of the Union of South Africa, in succession to the Right Hon. Viscount Gladstone, G.C.M.G., who is retiring shortly from that office. In consequence there will be bye-elections in Poplar, where Mr. Buxton's majority is 1.829, and in South-West Bethnal Green, wliere Mr. Mosterman's majority is 184.
"THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS." SWANSEA MUNICIPAL SECONDARY BOYS' SCHOOL. THE RECENT VISIT OF INSPECTION. Five inspectors of the Board of Education, I including Mr. Skirrow and Mr. W. Edwards, conferrod with the Swansea Education Com- I mitteo on Wednesday afternoon with refer- ence to their recent inspection, -which ex- tended over three days, of the Municipal Secondary Poys' School. The conference was private, but a "Daily Post" reprc- sent ative learned afterwards that the inspectors spoke in commendatory terms of the success of the school and paid very high compliments to the headmaster and the individual members of the staff for the way in which the school was being con- ducted. Detailed references were made on matters of organisation and arrangement in the school, and the inspectors expressed them- selves as I HIGHLY PLEASED WITH THE SUCCESS I of the commercial department, and they hoped the school would develop that branch to the ultimate advantage of the town as a commercial centre. At tho close the committee were unani- mous in expressing their appreciation of the continued -.veil-being of the school and of the :1 fact that tne highest traditions were being maintained-
Forthcoming Bye-el«ction. I Mr. Du Pie (Unionist) and Mr. Mosley (Liberal) were on Wednesday nominated as I [Parliamentaiy, candidates for South Bucks.
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= DEAD ON THE GRAIG, SWANSEA DISCOVERY: PRAC- TICALLY SUDDEN DEATH." Mr. J. C. Morris, the borough coroner, held an inquest on Wednesday upon the body of Hugh Meyler Thomas, of no Sxed abode, who wa? found dead on the Graig on Tuesday evening, under circumstances already reported. Thomas Henry Thomas, 24, MarineN street, a dock labourer, said his brother wan- dered about, and was not regularly em- ployed anywhere. He did ordinary jobs about the town. Witness last saw him alive on Saturday night, when he gave him some money to get lodgings. Dr. Marks stated a postmortem disclosed there was recent double pneumonia. and fluid round the heart as a consequence. All the other organs were healthy, and de- ceased was well nourished. There were no marks of violence. The (ause of death waa pneumonia and heart failure. In answer to the coroner, witness said the pneumonia could be set up in about three days. He might have reached the spot and fell and died in about five minutes. It was practically a case of sudden death. If he had climbed the hill to the Graig, he could have died suddenly with his com- plaint. P.C. Andrew also gave evidence of find- ing the body. The clothes were dry, whicli showed the man had not been there long as it had been raining. The body was in a filtby condition. A verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was returned.
"PROPHET OF WOMEN'S MOVEMENT." MISS MURIEL MATTERS ON IBSEN. The annual meeting1 of the Swansea-, Women's Suffi-age Society, which is affiliated with the National Union of Women's Sin- j frage Societies, was held at the Llewelyn j Hall, Y.M.C.A., on Wednesday evening. The aaimual report stated that there were very satisfactory increases in the work and influence of tihe society during the year. Dearly in the year the society comlbinoo with the Women's League in forming a branch of the Chul-cli League of Women's SufE>ra.ge. The Vicar of Swansea kindly lent the St. James's Hall for the purpose. The suffrage movemenrt. in Swansea had lost two valuable supporters during the year in Mr. C. H. Perkins and Mr. R. G. Caiwker, who were both their staiunch friends. Their membership had increased from 100 to 220, so that thev had MORE THAN DOUBLED THEIR MEMBERSHIP. During the coming year hard work was in hand for a,ll interested. It was proposed to bold monthly meetings for members. To their regret, Miss Glascodine resigned the treasurership in September, am d Mrs. Moore kindly consented to undertake it. They had had the good fortune to secure Miss L. Morgan a.s the Common Canse secretary, and her help promised to prove invaluiable. The folowing officers were re-elected:- President, Miss Dillwyn; vice-president, Mrs. Aeron Thomas joint hon. secretaries, Miss Aeron Thomas and Mrs. John Jenkins; treasurer, Mrs. Moore her.. literature sec- retary, Miss Rosser "banner cause" sec- retary, Miss L. Morgan. Subsequently a lecture was given by Miss Muriel Matters on "Ibsen's social dramas, and their bearing on modem problems." Mr. J. Aeron Thomas presided. Miss Matters, who dealt very interestingly with her subjeot, said that they would have no modem drama as it was known to them to-day but for Ibsen. Ibsen was un. doubtedly the FATHER OF MODERN DRAMA. There were thousands ot people in the world to-dav who were moved by ideals which emanated from the mind of Ibsen, although they were not conscious of it. Women suffragettes owed more to Ibsen than any other individual writer, for he was un- doubtedly the great prophet of the women's movement, not as a movement simply to obtain votes, but the movement as they understood it, which was affiliated to the greater movement expressing itself all over the civilised world to-day. Votes of thanks were accorded at the close to Miss Matters and the chairman.
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￼ r BLOOD RITUAL." ALLEGED JEWISH MURDER. EXHUMATION OF CHRISTIAN BOY. Great excitement prevails here over an- other alleged ritual murder (says the Kieff correspondent of the "Daily Mail"). At the small town of Ftoff, forty miles from Kieff, a Christian orphan boy living in a Jewish family was murdered about two months ago, and, after the usual perfunc- tory inquest, was buried. Owing to sinister rumours which were cur- rent the remains were exhumed, and an examination, it is stated, showed that there were thirteen wounds in the body, and that A CERTAIN JEWISH RITE naa oocnpu Jormed shortly before deatn. The city i, in a ferment, and the case is expected to create even more widespread interest than that of the Beiliss affair. —JJggai
USE NOT ORNAMENT. G.W.R. 'S "IDEALS" AT HIGH-STREET. Swansea Parliamentary and General Pur- poses Committee met on Thursday, Mr. Dd. Matthews (chairman) presiding. A further letter was read from Mr. Pot- ter, the G.W.R. manager, with reference to the High-street Station scheme, in respect td which the committee had expressed dis- appointment with regard to the proposed elevation. "The company are not prepared." said Mr. Potter, to add to the substantial cost of the rearrangement of Swansea. Station, which has been explained in detail to a de- putation, and previously to a much larger committee at Swansea, by any erection in front of the station which would serve no useful purpose, and for which therefore there can be no sufficient justification. I am 6'nre the directors would be quite willing to meet the views which have been placed before the company, provided that in doing so the con- venience or accommodation of the public would be served thereby, such apparently as might be the case if a verandah of the char- acter shown on the sketch sent were created. Mr. Potter adds that this verandah was suggested by one of the members of the de- putation that waited upon him and that he would now be prepared to recommend his directors to provide the verandah in ques- tion, relying OIl the Corporation giving effect to certain suggestions which have been put forward by the company relative to the ques- tion of working class dwellings." His com- puny" had incurred and were now freely incurring I HEAVY CAPITAL EXPENDITURE in providing for the trade of Swansea and the locality, and such advantages as have accrued, or are to accrue, therelrom, are. it is submitted, entirely mutual and do not from any point of view justify expenditure in directions which are not utilitarian. I ANOTHER MEETING WITH MR. POTTER. The Chairman suggested that a small sub- committee again meet Mr. Potter and dis- cuss the question with him.-Tliis was agreed to.
I CHURCH WORK AT EASTSIDE. I SALE OF WORK AT DANYGRAIG. I TWO DAYS' EFFORT AT ST. STEPHEN'S. A sale of work in aid of the Owm Schools and other Clmivh objects was .held on Thurs- day, and was to be continued on the follow- ing day at St. Stephen's Hall, Danygraig, the opeiniag oereouony being performed by t,he Mayoress (Mrs. Corker). The stall- holder* were [ Churoh stall.—Mesdames Turvey, Bods, Hannes, Porter, Reich-en, Miles, Richards and Rosser. Re,frt-sdiiia!ent stall. dai-nes Ridler, Boniham, T. Davies and Allen. Grocery stall.—M;rs. J. J. PaaTott, Classes A. Haywood, J. Jenkins and Bishop. Club stall.—Executive and members. Flower and fruit stall.—-Misses G. and M. Davies and F. Broderick. G.F.S. stall.—The members, assisted by Misses L. Darke and Slhackson, Mesdames Hopkins, Sullivan, Woodoock, J. Evans, adid AV. Thomas, Miss Howell and Mrs. Hardy. Band of Hope stall.—Mrs. Jones, Misses 0. Griffiths, K. Paa-rott, R. Loveiring, A. 1Ind L. Harrop, L. and Y. Darke, Lily RuSo", Allen, Mrs. Jukes, and Miss Williams. Guessing c-aike.-Allss L. Reichen. Toe cream.—Misses Lily Pa.rrott and 01- wen Body. Doll.-Alisse.- Ethel Pa.rrott a.nd Dolly Da/vies. Penny stall.—Misses Flame Beau jean, Ada Bowen, Blodweai Bishop, Sybil Jones, Vecra Williams, Edith Bntton, Doris Body, Gladys Evans, Bera Barrett and Olive Bar- rett. Fish, bowls.—Misses Katie Clifford, Mil- dred Atherton, Gert,y Hughes, and Lena Elliott. Bra.11 tU!h.fi5-s Violet Hames, Gladys Porter, Lilia.n Mountstepbens, Sadie Jack- son, Daisy Pettit, and Irene Gough.
I HUSBANDS-JONES. I Wedding at St. Helen's Chapel, I Swansea. On Thursdav mottling, at St. Helen's Con- gregational ellapel, Swansea, the pretty though qvyet wedding was solemnised of Mr. Ernest T. Husbands, of Abergavenny, secretary of the Commercial Travellers' As- sociation (Swansea branch), with Miss Mary Louise Jones, youngest daughter of the late Mr. Evan Jones, Swansea, and Mi's. Jones, 1'), Chaddesley terrace, Swansea. Rev. John Phillips officiated, and Miss Maggie Jones presided at the organ. The bride, who was given awav by her uncle (Mr. W. J. Jones, Mumbles), was charmingly attired in a trained gown of ivory satin charmeuse, with a draping of shadow lace and trimming of pearls. An cmbtroidered net veil was attached with clusters of orange blossoms, and a sheafof lilies was carried. The bridesmaid was Miss Lilian Hanlin, and the bridegroom was accompanied by his brother, Mr. Harold Husbands, as "beet man. After the ceremony luncheon was served at the home of the bride, and lat-er in the day Mr. and Mrs. Husbands left for Lon- don, where the honeymoon will be spent. Both the bride and bridegroom were the recipients of many beautiful presents. —»
I CHURCH IN GOWER. I I Mission Church Project for Three I Crosses. At a Church Council meeting held in con- nection with Llanymewydd Church, Pen- clawdd, it was decided unanimously to erect a mission church at Three Crosses for the benefit of those parishionets who find it in- convenient to journey to Llanymewydd Church. Afr. Wendell Roberts has been directed to euibmit plans for a church to accommodate about 250 persons, which will 1>«. brought before the building committee shortly. Mr. Noaih Pugh has given a. plot of land gratis, and also acts as treasurer, whilst the energetic curate, Rev. D. Rees Enoch, who has been mainly instrumeaital in materialis- ing the issue,, acts in the capacity of s?oro? tary.
CASE OF CARVERS. A STOLEN, SOLD, BOUGHT BACK. COMPLICATED DEAL AT SWANSEA. A rather complicated series of transac- tions was unfolded at Swansea Police Court on Thursday, when James Godbeer (24), George Hunt (31), Francis J. D: Williams \35), George Morgan (29), and Frederick Baiipy (58), were charged with the theft of fish carvers, value JE1 Is. These were bougnt at a sale at 3, Glan- mor-road, by Mr. Rees Rice, auctioneer, who paid 5s. for them taken away by God- beer (who with tho other men were seen at t.he sale with a pony -md cart looking for a job), and sold to a witness named Charles— who was told they were honestly come by —for 4s. They were, a day later brought back by Godbeer from Charles through an intermediary, Godbeer paying 10s. for them, of which the intermediary took 2s. for his trouble," and returned the remaining 8s. to Charles. Godbeer, when he received the carvers, gave them back to a furniture re- mover named Henwood. Godbeer pleaded guilty; the others, not guilty. Godbeer said he was sorry; drink was the cause of it all. Hunt, Williams and Bailey were dis- charged Morgan and Godbeer were fined 20s. or 14 days.
TWINS-BUT NO BOUNTY. The wife of P.C. Bums, one of the recent additions to the Neath Borough Police force, piesented him with twins on Thursday— two fine bouncing boys. But there will be no Lloyd George bounty because members of the local force are exempt from national in- surance.
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BRILLIANT SINGING AT THE THEATRE ROYAL. A brilliant performance ot "],ucia di Lam- mermoor" was given by the Castellano Italian Grand Opera. Co. at the Theatre Royal, Swansea, on Wednesday evening be- fore a much-improved attendance. The principal parts were in the very capable hands of Signora Dirgis (who in the "Mad Scene'' roused the audience to a high pitch of enthusiasm), Signors Vail and Bernardi. The orchestra and chorus were in fine form and recalls were numerous. This (Thurs- day) evening "11 Trovatore" will be pre- sented.