.———————— — I FATHER AND SON. I BOTH SHOT DEAD. I ENGLISH VILLAGE I HORROR. A terrible doable tragedy occurred at al Ate how on Tuesday night at Whattom-in- the-V ale, an isolated Nottinghamshire vil- lage, the victims being Mr. Frederick Wm. j Honghton (61), a well-known farmer in the district, and his son Jasper, aged about tiwenty, both of whom were shot dead with a sporting gam. It is stated that shortly after the two sons retired to bed a shot was heard. The mother and father rushed to the stairs and the latter was instantaneously killed by amother shot. The mother's shrieks attracted the atten- tion of the farm servants, and when the police arrived they detained a main on sus- picion in connection with the tragedy.
ASHORE NEAR BARRY. I Lifeboat Called Out to Welsh I Trader. A Lloyd's Barry Island message on Wed- nesday says that the British steamer Silver Wing;, of London, from London to Cardiff, has been blown ashore at Sully Island. The lifeboat and the Penarth life-saving appar- atus have been called out. The vessel was caught by a strong south- westerly gale, and all efforts to prevent lie,r I being beached were unsuccessful. | Huge seas swept the deck, but there was no loss of life. The vessel's bottyxm was extensively deanaged. I
CLYDACH CARPENTER Leaves Estate of 23,875. Mr. John Hill, of Bwllfa, Clvdach, Llan- gyfelach, Glamorgan, carpenter, who died on January 15th last, left estate of the gross value of £3,875 14s. 2d., of which P,1,220 19s. 6d. is net personalty. Probate of his will hag been granted to his son, Mr. Wm. Jones Hill, of Bwllfa, and Mr. Ernest John Hill.
[•JDIGNANT SEAMEN -0 CHIEF CONSTABLE'S REPORT. A PHRASE MODIFIED. Police Strength Discussed. Swansea Watch Committee met on Tues- day afternoon (Aid. D. Jones presiding) for the purpose of considering Llie Chief Constable's application for an increase of the Force. The Chief Constable, in his re- port, recommended the addition of 58 men. The Mayor said Swansea compared favourably with other towns—populations to each per cent. Mr. P u wlesland asked if the Chief Con- stable thought the towns in the list were comparable to Swansea. The Chief Constable Yes, else I should not have put them in. Did you write to other towns?—N o. Mr. Powlesland remarked there was no comparison with what the Finance Ccm- niittee- were ascertaining. Aid. Miles said some of the towns quoted by the Chief Constable had a large fioat- ing population—Blackpool, Brighton, Wey- mouth, etc. Aid. Devonald said there was one police- man in 756 for Swansea, and one in W6 for Cardiff. The Mayor said all the towns tte Borough Accountant had written to had a com- parative population with Swansea. ] LABOUR MEMBER HOSTILE. Air. Powlesland said he was going to op- pose the Chifcf Constable's recommendation, and he should oppose in the Council, if necansary. For instance, t.he Chief Con- stable in the past htid made allowance for sickness and a Illlual leave. Wasn't provi- sion previously made for the weekly rest day before the Act was put in operation? The Chairman said the Sunday rest was given two years before called upon. They had increased the Force 10 or 13 men then. fhe Chief Constable then wanted 25 men. Mr. Powlesland thought they had had two increases. The Chief Constable said they had had 15 men. Aid. Miles said the sickness, leave. and rest day had therefore been taken into con- sideration. Mr. Powlesland asked how long they had been relieved of the docks police. The Chairman said it was a good many years. They only have about six men. DOGS AND MOUNTED POLICE. I Mr. Powlt?land it took a large area o? acreage off us, and enabled to use the police for the town As regards the patrol beats. was that intermediate visiting b\ foot jx.itoe or mounted? The Chief Constable Foot polioe. Mr. Powlesland Hasn't a mounted patroJ been used for this purpose? The Chairman said that was not so Ald. Miles said one of the reasons for the mounted patrol was the lack of men in the outskirts. Mr. Powlesland Are we going to have police dogs with the patrol and increased men? The Chairman said the dogs would come on later. Mr. Powlesland asked it accidents had in- -creased, say, in five years. Mr. Molyneux said that would not be fair, because motor traffic had largely come in. Mr. Powlesland pressed for average num I btr. The Chairman We ought to have had notice we may as well sit here for a week iSL-. Powlesland I want comparative figures. The Chairman asked if it was reasonable to ask that at a moment's notice. Mr. Powlesland Perhaps now he will be j-rep a rod at the Council. Was there an actual increase in the street traffic accidents through speeding up of motors, etc. ? The Chief Constable I THINK THE QUESTION IS STUPID. One can't ask how all tlfs accidents hap- pened. There was careless driving, uegli- genoo, etc. Mr. Powlesland said there might be a strain of stupidity through his napper, but he was as he was made, and he hoped the Chief Constable would keep hie hair on and would not get nnoyed He should net say the Chief Constable was stupid, aJthough if did not agree with his report. It was largely a question of ..he point of view. Perhaps the police would wi&h half the world were criminals, so that the other half could be policemen to look after them. The Chairman: Let's get on. There is no doubt that the motor traffic accidents have increased, say, by 20 per cent. The ques- tion of police supervision was a very im portant and acute one, 3nd they were bound to get more. The old times and growlers coming round the corners were gone by, and the traffic to-day -as different. Mr. Powlesland .said it was the result of speeding up. Motor lorries had done hway with a great deal of horse vehicles and men, and he could prove it. In answer to Ald. Miles, the Chief Con stable said there were ten point duties. Mr. Ben Jones said he did not believe all the police asked for were necessary. Mr. Powlesland thought the fire brigade might be worked on a permanent basis, and that was to relieve a number of men. The Chief Constable said there were four men permanently on duty at the fire brigade station. Mr. Powlesland said the men were paid extra and they worked longer hours. The Chairman asked what about the cost and the Government Grant. The Borough Accountant said other t- v.M' experience showed the Swansea system the best. The Chief Constable said the maintenariof of the tire brigade came to L9 a month The Mayor said the policemen had grant* from the Government, but not firemen, Mr. Powlesland said his suggestion was that the brigade should still work und the I supervision of the Chief Constable—on lines like Cardiff if they liked. The Chief Constable's REFERENCE TO SAILORS, FIREMEN. and suspects as criminals was next raised. The report alluded to a number of lire- men and sailoris visiting the port who are either convicts or poiioe supervisees, and therefore the supervision of the police must be greater. Mr. Powlesland said it was quite a new idea and had flabbergasted him, as he re- s-arded seamen and firemen as bad to them- selves, but they were not criminals. Had not the Chief Constable received cor- pondence on the matter? The Mayor asked if the correspondence had not been disclosed before ooming to the committee- The Chief Constable said the report in the tirst place was a confidential one, and he had not disclosed it, and he did not know who had. He had two or three letters rt spotting the matter, and he had not replied to them nor did he intend to unless in- structed. There was no cause for any reply. The Mayor You made a report from re turns in your office, I suppose? The Chief Constable From my know ledge. The Chairman thought Mr. Powlesland should get his information from the insidf rather than have these things in the Press Mr. Powlesland said the matter had been in the Press, and a large body of people were aggrieved at what the Chief Constable had said. A communication would be sent a100 to the Mayor and Town Clerk. The Mayor said be had received no com, munication. Mr. Powlesland said he would. The Chairman Do you want to knyw the names of ten men on license at the docks: Mr. Pow ledand said he did not want names at all. The objection was to brand. ing seamen and firemen as criminal. Mr. Powlesland asked why i.ha Chief Con- stable should have attached his remarks to any particular calling. It might have boon said in a different way which would have made all the differ euoe, Eveigr sailor and fireman now felt branded ae a criminal. Men w ho were burglars were certainly not sailors and firemen, and he could prove that. Ald. Miles said if the Chief Constable knew it would hurt anyone he would suxely have expressed it differently. The Chief Constable said his point was the people "visiting the town." The Chairman said it was not intended to hurt anyone's feelings. Mr. Powlesland said before he received his report the matter had been raised at the Seamen's and Firemen's Union. Mr. Ben Jones thought the Chief Con- sable had been a little indiscreet. Swansea sailors were very difierent to those at Car- diff. Mr. Powlesland Or Liverpool. Aid. Miles suggested the words "sailors and firemen" should be altered to "number of men." Mr. Powlesland thought the Chief Con- stable should be requested to write to Mr. Gunning (Swansea secretary of the Sailors Union) explaining that the report did not mean the sailors and firemen of Swansea. That would relieve the sting. People had jumped to the conclusion it meant Swansea people. The Chairman If you will allow me tile Chief Constable and myself will get into communication with Mr. Gunning and ex- plain matters. Mr. Powlesland said that would satisfy him. The Labour Association were taking the matter up.' This incident then terminated. Aid. Miles aid not think Swansea was under-policed. Mr. Protheroe said he should -support an inanoase, especially to the centre of the town, but not to so large an extent. Mr. MoJyneux suggested deferring the matter for a fortnight for the Chief Con- stable to reconsider the position. Ald. Miles thought there might be some readjustment perhaps on the present ar- rangements. Mr. Powlesland wanted the records looked into to see if there had been any diminution of crime. They had taken away 80 or 90 public-houses in the last nine or ten Naars. Mr. Protheroe: 103. Mr. Powlesland And a great many have been reconstructed and botter supervision. The Chief Constable said in his report he referred to visiting from time to time." Mr. Powk- land said in some other places the police had been reduced. He thought the matter should be deferred for six months The Borough Accountant said whatever addition was made to the police it would come entirely on the rates. At the present time they had Ll,200 to LI,500 extra capi- tal charges an the new police station; there was the motor ambulance and the motor fire engine, which would have to be paid out of revenue. He anticipated a big increase in the Watch Committee's estimate, and, unfortunately, he could not anticipate anything but a big increase all round. He wished to give them warning, and unless there was more desire to keep things at the lowest point they would have a bag increase in the rates. ,Mr. Molyneux said after that he withdrew his motion, and Mr. Pow lesland r-aid he proposed the mat- ter simiplv bo deferred. The Chairman asked for a straight vote. Ald. Devonald did not. think they were under-policed. A vote was taken and it was unanimously decided to defe;r the matter indefinitely. The words in. the report, "sailors and nTemen," are to be altered to nuniibcr of men.
LICENSES OBJECTED TO. HEARING ADJOURNED AT I LLANELLY. Lk-aelly licensing Sessions were held on Wednesday, JlIir. R. H. Sampson in the chair. There were stated to be 205 licenses, amd 306 males convicted and 18 females. I The Bench adjourned the consideration of the lioOTtsee to which notices of objection had been given by the police, temperance bodies, otc. Cormfih Arms; Royal Park, KingV aquarb; British Tar, Salnita-ticn, Chaivh- et/reet; Ship Inn, Three Crown, Upper Ghurah-street; Bisley Hotel, SaddlerW Arma, Wind-street; Mansel Hotol, Red Cow, Prince of Wales, Blaok Horse. and Dragion, Castle Inn. Union Hall, Hall- street; Station Hotel, Railway Hctel, Odd- f ell owls' Inn, Melbourne, Faroeetems., and Apple Tree. Station-road. The Bencfh intimated thft t'he con-vjoos were not of a natuTe justifying the Bench declining to renew, and th-r-y wotild be dealt witih at the adjourned sessio.'is. Later, notices of objection to the Red Lion and Greyhound Hotel were served by the Rer. Itand Willisana, IJahm.
"Keen as )? ^1 i ? ￼ Mustard" (J T?/y ￼ ￼ ??' ￼ I For 200 years the British Soldier has been served Mustard as a necessity if life. No other condiment ■ has been served our soldiers for anything like so long a time. No other gift of Nature has such marvellous powers for creating appetite and promoting the flow of the gastric juices as has the mustard seed. The mustard-made digestion of youth makes the food-defying digestion of old age. fdlman's Mustard "A mustard spoon in the hand is worth two 'tonics' in the future. -.8."
SWANSEA LADIES AID. HOSPITAL LINEN I GUILD'S WORK. ANNUAL MEETING: THE NEED OF FUNDS. The annual meeting of vice-presidents in connection with the Swansea Hospital Linen Guild was held on atternoon at the hospital, and was well attended. The Hon. Mrs. Odo Vivian presided in the ab- sence of the president, Lady Llewelyn, who wrote expressing regret at her inability to be present. After letters of apology had been read, Miss Aeron Thomas (one of the hon. secre- taries) submitted the annual report for 1913, which stated that during the past twelve months the Guild had prospered in every way. It consisted at present of 58 branches, 160 acting vice-presidents, 115 honorary vice-presidents, and over 3,000 members. The number of articles received was over Th-. num l ,r of art i c l 6,OCO, which was equivalent to rather more than JB600. The articles exhibited at the annual exhibition held in November iast in- cluded 12 horse hair mattresses, 110 linen sheete, 200 twill sheets, 200 blankets, and over 300 pillows. The Guild had been able to pay for the renovation of the entire hos- pital bedding and supply large quantities of mackintosh sheeting, water-beds, water- pillows, etc. The hospital, with its 160 beds, and the Convalercent Home, with 20 beds, had been supplied with linen, and part of the staff uniform Lad been paid for. At the matron's request the Guild had given a wardrobe for the nurses' sick room, two wheel chair, an ambulance trolley, and three large food trolleys to take the dinners from the kitchens to the wards. They regretted to report the death of Miss Mary Davies, one of their most sympathetic workers, and also Mrs. T. W. Hughes, whose husband was an invaluable member of the Hospital Board. NEW VICE PRESIDENTS. I The following ladies 4:1 joined the guild acting vice-presidents during the year Mrs. Austin, Mrs. David Da.vies. Miss Evans, Mrs. Dyer Lewis, Mrs. Lloyd, Mrs. Maries, Mr. Edgar Reid, Mrs. Owen fCwm- llynfell), Mrs. W. Jones (Govertpn), Mrs. Morgan (Saron). Mrs. Nicholas and Mrs D. L. Jones (Skewen), Mrs. Dd. Williams (St. Thoma-s), •. Mrs. E. Evans. Mrs. D. J. Williams. Mrs. Lloyd "d Miss Williams (Three Crosses), Mrs. Gabe, Mrs. Archie White and Mrs. Evan Thomas (Ystalyfera). Mrs. H. E. Davie. Miss Ware. Mrs. Pad- dock. Mrs. Larkin and lfrs. J. Thomoas (Ystradgynlais), and Mrs. Heneage. The following ladies vere new honorary vice-presidents Mrs. Dudlev Drnmrn^nd. Mrs. C. C. Vivian. Mrs. E. Le Cronier Lan-1 caster, Mrs. John Jenkins, and Lady Scour- field. During the ensuing year umnohes il11 new: districts would bs oiriganised, so that tibe, gu-owvh of the guild might be assumed. Miss Scoveil (matron) afterwaids read the statement of accounts, and the Chairman. in moving the adoption of the report and statement of accounts, said they were most satisfactory, and the work thaA had been done by the guild was really excellent. This was seconded by Colone l Morgan, who iread a letter conveyin^a vote of thanks from the Board of Management to the organ jeers and workers in connection with the Linen Guild, and also to Mx. David Roiberts who had audited th^ accounts. IN NEED OF FUNDS. Col. Morgan said they were ever mindful that the ho?pitaJ was a&dly in need of funds, and thay felt much indebted to the I.,di of the guild for the great and good worfc they had done. Miss Scovell touched upon the necessity of a new mortuary which she thought might: in time be erected from small sums reserved annuiallv from the Linen Guild. The fallowing ladies were ejected/to sit on i the Executive Committee :—The Hon. Mrs. j Odo Vivian, LT. Le Qronier Lanoeater and Mrs. Gordon. Mrs. Aeron Thomas said that the reault of the TAat, year had been so encouraging t-hfut t-bev felt inspired to £ o on, and were in hopes of opening new branches at Three Crosses, extending ift Clvdsoh (whiCh was growing 1":) r<u7>idly). GU'jS, Llandilo, Gonsett- non, Ammanford. C."w! Gomer, and St. Thomas (w^here they had been fortunate in svecniring the ex-mayoress (Mrs. Dd. Wil- ,1 I W—K» • liamp) as president). In all these places meetings would be organised to inspire the metriideaits with a desire to help on the guild "wojlk. In echoing the suggestion of the matron with regard to a new mortuary, Mrs. Thomas siaid how much it was needed, and hoped one day the Linen Guild workers might have soniethin, substantial as evi ¡ dence of their work. A vote of thanks was proposed to the Hon. Mrs. Odo Vivian for presiding by Mrs. T. J. Davies, and eec.mded by JIm. Le Cronier Lancaster. Those present were sub- aequently entertained to tea.
SIR BRYNMOR JONES I Re-elected Chairman of Welsh I Party. I At a meeting of the Welsh Parliamen- tary Party held on Tuesday at the House .7 at the House of Commons, Sir David Brynmor Jones, M.P., was re-elected chairman. Mr. S. Robinson, M.P., and Mr. Ellis Davies, MP., were re-elected hon secretaries. The feeling of the meeting was strongly it: favour of pressing forward the Welsh R ords Bill if opportunity allows.
FUNERAL POSTPONED SAD CASE AT SWANSEA. DIFFICULTIES ABOUT EXPENSES. SORROWING FATHER DISAPPEARS. The funeral of a little eighteen months' old child, named Alice Mary Hunter, who died on Saturday, was to have taken place from her parents' house, No. 10, Charles- street, Greenhill, on Tuesday afternoon, but the burial did not take place, although the un or taker s carriages and a minister ar- rived to carry out the last rites. Every- thing was ready to convey the body to its final resting place, but at the last moment the father of the little one--a sober and steady man-,vho had gone to get the loan of a sum of money to cover the expenses of the burial, did not return, and the funeral was postponed and the mourners dispersed. There was some little concern at the failure of the cortege to leave, and a large number of neighbours assembled in Charles- street. MOTHER'S ACUTE DISTRESS I A "Daily Post reporter called and saw Mrs. Hunter, the mother, on W ednesdav I morning. She was in great distress, and said she did not know what to do. She expressed a fear that something serious had befallen her husband, as he had never left his home before since they were married. He was working at a local works, and the arrangements for the funeral were complete even to the providing of a new suit of clothes for the ceremony. He had been promised the loan of 30s. to cover the expense of the funeral, and left on Tuesday morning to keep an ap- pointment with a person who was to have got out of a tram at the bottom of the! Hafod Bridge. I "I have found out," continued Mrs. I Hunter, that mv husband had been REFUSED THE LCAN- CF THE I MONEY. and a relative of mine last saw him lean- ing on his arms with his head down at the bridge. My husband did not turn up, and the undertaker who provided the ooffin and conveyance went away after calling at my house. I informed the police, and gave a description of my hus- band. I am sure he has brooded over the matter. On Wednesday I wont to see the poor law authorities to find out what could be done to bury my infant, and I was told that the child could riot be buried, as it would have to be taken out of its present coffin and placed in one made by another undertaker at Plas- marl. They (the authorities) gave me a letter to an address in Plasmarl to this effect. This was the position our representa- tive found her in on Wednesday morning, in the house with one child 21- years of age, another younger child being in the care of neighbours. Mrs. Hunter had not a penny to pay her tram fare to Plas- marl, and did not relish the idea of re- moving the cornse from its present re- ceptacle. In the meantime the funeral is postponed indefinitely, and the police are endeavouring to discover the father, who is stated to be a man of fine build, and clad in a new black trousers and a coat patched at the back.
"NO ANSWER." EVAN, ROBERTS' MOTHER LOUGHOR BURIAL: REVIVALIST ABSENT. In the presence of a large assembly, com posed chiefly of relatives and persons con- cerned, the funeral took place on Wednes- day afternoon at Moriah Chapel, Loughor, of Mrs. Hannah Roberts, the mother of Mr. Evan Roberts, the evangelist. Th-e cortege left Island House, Loughor, which is within the shadow of Broad Oak Colliery, with Llangiennech stretching in the distance across the Loughor River, at three o'clock. The body was encased in a plain ooffin. The mourners were Mr. Roberts, Miss Roberts, Miss May Roberts, J1æ. Dan Roberts, Air. and Mrs. D. Williams son-in- law and daughter), Mr. and Mrs. D. Rofberts (son and daughter-in-law), ALiaws Sarah, Hawmalh, Katie and Maria Wil- liams (grand -daughters) Messrs. Emlyn Williams and Diiid Henry Roberts (grand- sons), Mr. and Mrs. Rees Hopkins (grand- daughter and husbamd). Amongst the officiating clergy talking part ware the Rev. Howel John Davies, minister of Mlariah, and the Rev. Darvid Jones, Ctry- nant. Our representative, writing before the funeral, states that it was not likely that Mr. Evan Roberts would be present. Mr. Dan Roberts, brother, sent him a wi-re L-wt Friday to the following effect: MOTHER PASSED AWAY PEACE- I FULLY. Funeral Wednesday." Sinoe then they had heaotd notfhmg from him, and it was expected he would attend the funeral. Aa a matter of fact the family are witth- out any knowledge of Mr. Evan Rdberts' movements or intentions. Some weeks ago effotte were renewed to get him home but NO REPLY WHATEVER I was received to the communications sent, nor any reply to the telegram sent last Fn- day. The bearers at the funeral were members of Pisgah Sunday School, which is a branch of Moriah, and amongst the floral tributes were wreaths from Pisgah Sunday School, Mr. Frederick Clarke (an evangelist who iis now in Scotland), friends and family, and a wreath from the Loughor branch of the South Wales Temperance Association. The inscription on the ooffin read: "Died Feb. 6th. aged 65." Over 200 people attended, and the revival- ist (Evan Roberts) did not put in am appear- ance at all.
CREW OF THREE DROWNED. I A Lloyd's Portaferry message says ftfiat ￼ the ketch Loch Long foundered on Strang- ford Bar on Tuesday evening. The crew I of three were drowned.
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WELSH CHAMPIONSHIP. WON BY SWANSEA CUEIST. I MR. ANDREW PATON'S I NOTABLE SUCCESS. I Floreat Abertawe! In sport as well as commerce Swansea must come to the front, and the latest honour in the former sphere has been brought to the towu by Mr. An- drew Paton, the well-known local resident, who on Saturday won the amateur billiard championship of Wales. Mr. Paton won his way into the final stage of the competition with comparative ease, j dismissing all his opponents by a comfort- able margin of points but he had a harder tight in meeting Mr. Edgar Thomas, of New- port, who was the holder of the champion- ship since 1910. The game was for 2,000 up, and the first thousand was completed on Friday, when Mr. Paton led by 136 points. This early lead was increased to 184 in the afternoon session on Saturday. Mr. Paton then made breaks of 32, 20, 29, 30, 30, 30, 28, and 33, and Mr. Edgar Thomas contri- buted 54. 26, and 20, the scores reading:- Mr. 1.500 I ;vir. Thoma3 1,316 I MR. PATON'S FINE PLAY. I During the evening session Mr. raton was fully tested, and despite strenuous efforts by Mr. Thomas to overtake him, the Swansea main retained,the lead and eventually ran cut the winner by a margin of 95 points. Mr. Paton's best breaks were 37, 52. 33, 54, 32 and 25, Arid Mr. Thomas compiled a splen- did 126, 50 and 4S. The final score was: Mr. Paton 2,000 I Mr. Thomas 1,905 I The referee was Mr. b. W. Mecuiurst (Cardiff), and 3Ir. W. Marsh (Pontypridd) was the marker. The cup was presented to the winner by Mr. Medhurst, and he amd Mr. Thomas offered Mr. Paton their hearty congratula- tions, the latter suitably returning thanks. A "Daily Post" man waited upon Mr. Paton on Monday morning and congratu- lated him on his fine achievement. He is a modest man and was not inclined to talk about himself. "They were strenuous games," he said, "and the final was the most strenuous Mtd hard-fought of them all, and I was jolly glad when it was all over. Mr. Thomas was an excellent sportsman, and wa.s amongst the first to congratulate me." As Mr. Paton is entitled to take part in the contest for the amateur championship of the United Kingdom, the reporter asked whether Mr. Paton intanded doing so. "Yes," he said, "and I am writing for par- ticulars to-day." GOLFER AND CUEST. I The new champion has reeided at Swansea for the past twenty years, where he carries on business as a drapsr. He is a Scotch- man by birth, and is as good a golfer as cueist, being scratch man of the Swansea Bay Golf Club. He had once previously taken part in the championship competition, and won the runner-up medal in 1909. He is a member of the all-conquering Salisbury Club billiard team, and two years ago was the champion of the club, and he has been suooessful in the Metropole tournament and in winning several looal handicaps. It might be mentioned that Mr. Paton had to travel up to Pontypridd every day in order to take part in the championship tourna- ment. He attended to his business in the morning and then had to rush off to catch the train-a fact which makes his accom- plishment all the more creditable.
I "SOMETHING WHITE." I GOWER GAMEKEEPER'S I TRAGIC FIND. MAIDEN LADY'S MYSTERIOUS END. "Found dead, how, where and when she met her death, unknown," was the verdict at the inquest held on Tuesday evening on Annie May Rees, whose body was picked up at Oxwich Point, Gower, after being tndasmg from the Bunaglow Hotel, Porth- cawl, since the morning of January 18th. Mr. C. J. C. Wilson, the deputy-county cor- orner, held the inquiry. Sidney James Rees, Spring Gardens, Haverfordwest, said that the deceased was his Bister and was fifty years of age. She went under an operation for a tumour last September. After the operation she went to a nursing home at Cardiff for a month and from there to the Bungalow Hotel, Porthoawl. At the latter place she was very poorly. She waa very depressed and her nerves were shattered. On the day deceased I disappeared, Sunday, January 18th, she rose from bed and went out at 8.30. That wat the LAST SEEN OF HER. I A diligent search was made by the relatives at the time, but the police were not informea I till the followiijg Wednesday. On Wednes- day last witness visited the Oxwich Rocket House and had no difficulty in recognising the body. 1 Dr. Baker Jones commented on the fact that the deceased had no shres or stockings on and it wa& remarked by a juTym&n that the action of the sea might have accounted for their absence. Albert Jenkins, gamekeeper, Oxwich Green, described the finding of the hodv on Saturday morning. He wa-s searching for shells on the seashore and SAW SOMETHING WHITE I at high water mark sticking up over a rock. | and on closer examination he found it was a human body. The police were telephoned | for and he helped to get the body to the mortuary. The face was badly bruised. Dr. Baker Jones, of Revnoldstone, sa.id that there was every indication that the deceased met her death by drowning. From the state of the body, it had been in the water from two to three weeks. A thorough examination of the body failed to discJose any mark to assist, the inquiry. P.S. Thomas, Reynoldstone, produced a purse found on the body of the deceased which oontaincd a tram ticket (Newport Corporation), half a return ticket (Q. H between Porthcawl and Cardiff, dated Dec. 30th, 1913, Is. 6d. in silver, and threepence I m bronze. j A MYSTERY. The a?puty-coTOMT &tld it was impossible 'to say how the deceased got into thmt.? I as there was no evidence on that point. The jury then returned the verdict, aa stated above. I
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LATE MR. R. C. JENKINS. I Will of Well-known Llanelly I Citizen. MT. Richard Charles Jenkins, of Brynglas. Queen Victoria-road, Llaneliy, iron founder and engineer, chairman of the Llanelly Board of Guardians, well known locally as a vocalist, formerly oonductor of the Llan- eliy Choral Society, and a vice-president of the Llaneliy Rugby Football Club, and who died on August 22 last, aged 72 years, left estate of the gross value of £ 6,738, of which £ 6,443 is net personalty. Probate of hLs will has been granted to his son, Mr- Walter Charles Jenkins, of Bedford Park, Plymouth, engineer and his Yiephew, Mr Hugh Llewellyn Jenkins, of Bethnal Green-road, London, medical prac- titioner. The testator left JS500 upon trust for his daughter, Harriett Vene Jenkins, and the residue of his estatf Ae left upon trust for his son, Walter Cnarles Jenkins, and his daughter, Annie Eleanor Ward, and their iseue.
A SWANSEA ORCHESTRA ? DR. VAUGHAN THOMAS' INFORMING LETTER. LOCAL CONDUCTORS' DIFFICULTIES. PREPARED TO ORGANISE PARSIFAL PERFORMANCE. Dr. Vaughan Thomas writ.es :-Your edi- torial comments recently, after the perform- ance of "The Apostles" by the Swansea Musical Society, have dealt with a matter of interest to all local conductors, who have to engage the services of large orchestras for their concerts. I trust your articles will serve to keep the question alive. I am sure nothing would give conductors greater plea- sure than to engage local players in larger numbers. I have always sought the best talent in Swansea and the neighbourhood for the -works I have conducted, but certain conditions prevail which preclude the engag- ing of our best orchestral players. Owing to fixed engagements at the local theatres and other places, they cannot accept engage- ments for concerts. This necessitates con- me-nts for concexts. ductors seeking orchestral players from a distance. Even over the Apostles" concert a considerable amount might have been saved had uhose local players I had asked to take part been able to relinquish their du- ties for that one night. What are we to do in the circumstances? Even on the Saturday previous to the con- cert I telephoned and' wired over South Wales for a third trumpet, and at the last moment secured one from Birmingham. A local man had been definitely engaged in the first instance. I had equal difficulty over the "drum" section of the orchestra. Our conductors have to meet the situation as it stands, and to encounter A GREAT DEAL OF TROUBLE AND ANXIETY, .1 1 ? I up to the last minute, men tney nave to appear -it the final rehearsal and the con- cert, fresh as the proverbial daisy. I am not, however, writing this in any complain- ing spirit, but to explain the absence of local players from the orchestras I have conducted recently. i Of course, works of the standard of "The Apostles" are, in my own estimation, best left alone, unless a competent orchestra is engaged. The composer has a right to cle. mand the highest executive efficiency. An artist may have his pictures exhibited for months and even years, and the student may scrutinise the workmanship and judge of its inspiration at leisure. But the composer has a brief two hours, sometimes twenty minutes, to disclose his message. He haa, of all artists, overwhelming reasons for perfec- tion in the matter of presentation. He ia often made or marred by his interpreters. An unsympathetic, wooden, matter-of-fact chorus, orohestra, singer, or conductor may deal him the deadliest blow, and his reputa- tion suffers seriously in consequence. It was necessary, TO DO JUSTICE TO A COMPOSER of Elgar's eminence, that the orchestra should be composed of first-rate material. Out of an orchestra of sixty players (none too many for the complex score of "The Apostles") Timeteen local players were asked to take part. Several of these failed to ap- pear on account of the conditions already mentioned, and illness. A third of the or- chestra, therefore, might have been secured in Swansea alone. The cry has been of late for modern works. The Swansea. Musical Society presented one im "The Apostles. The result was a deficit of L55 on the concert alone, apart from other losses. This is not really due to the expense of the orchestra. Taking into con- sideration the number of players the score requires, the orchestra was, secured, to my mind, at a very reasonable price. The hall had been planned to cover the full expenses, but the committee soon had to meet with serious rebuffs. 7s. 6d. and 10s. 6d. seats were deemed far too high by many patrons of Swansea concerts. Why should they be too high for such a work as "The Apcstleo"? I understand that "Parsifal" is to be pro- duced in Bristol, ip concert form, shortly, and that the produc ion will cost £500. I should cheerfully undertake a similar per- formance of "Parsifal" in its entirety, next season in Swansea, if I thought there were sufficient financial support forthcoming. The cost need not be L500 nor anything like that amount. Still, when we are told that 5s. is the limit, in money terms, of appreciation of the hiehest and noblest music. 1- WHAT INCENTIVE IS THERE for effort: lrue, bwansea is not Bayreuth, but Wagner is Wagner, wherever'there are hearts and minds to feel and comprehend, and where there is also faith in the possi- bility of an adequate production. The lat- ter, "faith," is the one thing needful. Swan- sea could "move" mountains if it had faith.