A HEAVY SMOKER." Llanelly Boy of Twelve. At Llanelly Police Court on Monday Esther and Elizabeth Rees, Mount Pleasant, Graig, Burry Port, were charged with neglecting their children.— Mr. H. B. Roderick prosecuted for the N.S.P.C.C. Inspector Jones said the place was in an indescribably filthy state.-Dr. J. H. Williams said the conditions under which the children lived caused unnecessary suffering. Mrs. Rees stated that the boy. aged 12, who appeared to be unwell, was a heavy smoker, and always had cigarettes. Defendants were severely reprimanded by the Bench, and bound over, being warned that they would be dealt with very differently the next time.
44 FIGHTING THE FOREIGNER." A Scheme Which Will Aid the Farmer. A joint meeting of the Gower Agricultural Society ;-ud the West Crlamoa^aai Farmers' Assocaatioai was held 4t Swansea on Satur- day. Mr. H. Ll. Prittba<rd (Penrioe OastiLe) presided. Mr. D. D. Williams, of tdke Univesrsity College, Aberystwyth, who had been re- cently aippo'imted live stock adviser for WaJos, aitt-en-ded, and_ explained the working of the live stock imiptrfavemient scheme. which, lie said, was to assist small farmers and improve the live stock of the country, snd was based rm the principle of cooptyon. The scheme had got its good and bad points. One of the Ifutter was that there was far too little money, although they had obtained1 £ 57,000 more than before. This aftnonmt would be increased if the mimiey was proper- ly utilised. The farmers of this country were to be helped to band together and tight the foreigner. Sin-eral farmers and owners spoke amd put questions to the lecturer, and a.t the conclu- sion Mr. Williams was Nllalrmly tteaiked. j a,"] -u_ ■"1.!— g |
POSER FOR THE GUARDIANS. The Old Lady Who Camps Out. At Llanelly Guardians' meeting a letter was read from t.he Swansea llural Council, risking the Girirdians to discontinue the re- i lief of Margaret Hicks, who still resided In the ruins of a cottage that was Fome years 3B:? condemned. "It. waq decided to k'd?c th que?ti?n in T))? hnds of the Howerton Guardians, thej, yehevmg pSc?rj a?Mi th6 mw.l¡ oStcer? j
LLANSAMLET MEDICO APPLIES FOR INJUNCTION. In the Chancery Division on Saturday (before Mr. Justico Warrington), i Mr. Tvldesley Jones moved on behalf of i Jones, of Llansamlet, for an injunction to restrain Dr. R-ees, of Morriston, from practising in Llansamlet or within five miles thereof until the trial of the action or fur- ther order. Counsel said plaintiff was a doctor who practised at Llansamlet, and had a branch at Morrisfcon, which was a mile and a half away from Llansamlet. On 10th Julv, 1911, the defendant entered his em- ployment as assistant at Llansamlet. and on 4th August the defendant went to the Mor- riston branch at the plaintiff's request, be- cause the plaintiff's assistant there had been discharged. The plaintiff asked the defen- dant to go there temporarily. On the 16th August a written agreement, which the plaintiff said he had stipulated for origin- ally, was signed between the parties. The point arose on a restrictive covenant, and therefore the words where he practised in the agreement were important. The agreement recited that plaintiff was now engaged in medical practices a,, Llansajnlet, and went on to say that it was agreed that the defendant should enter the plaintiff's employment at Llansamlet for the space of one year AT iJOUU A The assistant was n.}t at any time during the continuance of the contract or for ten years from. the termination thereof to prac. tice or assist any person to practice at or assist any person to practice at or within five miles of it except with the written consent of the principals. Mr. Owen Thompson, for the defendant, said he thought it might save trouble if he now offered on be-lialf of the defendant to keep an account of all receipts, and his learned friend could apply for a speedy trial of the action. He (Mr. Thompson) sub- mitted that it was not a case for an in- junction at all- Apart from the quarterly airreement. the defendant was a -I- PANFT, DOCTOR, WITH 1,600 PATIENTS. and if he was prevented on an interlocutory injunction from practising his patients would go, and he would not get them back, at all events for a tim. He therefore re- peated tt he would keep an account. It was perfectly easy to do so, because he had nothing but panel patients, and they were paid for per capita. His Lordship eventually paid I may be doing great harm, by granting an injunction, nnd on the undertaking of the defendant to keep an account there will be no order on the motion except that the costs will be costs in the action. His Lordship gave leave to the parties to apply to advance the trial of the action, and directed the state- ment of claim to be lodged within a we^k and the defenco witlyn, a, week thaiaaaiii*.
APPOINTED TO ABERDARE. I Stammering Specialist's Rhondda 6, 99 "Call." Mr. Yearsjley, whose gtamnieiiiig chases at the old Y.M.C.A., Swansea, have at-tracted such attention, will procaed from Swaaisea. after the conclusion of the private classes that be is now holding in the evenings from seven to half-past eight u'ciock to Aberdare, whore he has been engaged by the Aberdare Education Committee to attend some 120 staimm-lring cases. The cftoMnittoe sent down their Medical Officer of Health whe saw some samples of -Nlr. 8 wor. at Swansea, a-nd vas so much impressed b.' tibe extraordinary results tha-t he has ob tained, that the oommittee unanimously Jc- cided to appoint Mr. Yearsley as specialist. For the present Mr. Y-earsloy oontinues to conduct- his private classes at Swansea ill the evenings for tho convenience of adult sufferers, and is eft'ectinar an imp-rovemeiit in the speech of afflicted adults that is per- haps even more remarkable than in the of boys. as the defect- is of much 'ong<=- eitanding. The exercises are benefi^ cial ??: other way* s tbp that of speech alone- -the breathingcapacity of some boys has fven j incited frqm 125 to 275 cubic inoles
lliERHS'EX-iEOKER I -————— a Mik. FENNER AR- RESTED. MARCONI SCANDAL REVIVED. The Paris correspondent of the "Daily Telegraph" wired on Thursday night I am officially informed by the Surete that Mr. Fenn<3, an ¡1g1sh štàb roker, was ÐUsted this morning in Paris by Inspector Berlin. and is now at the Depot. A gentleman v?hc knew Mr. Fenner well, and was one of those on whose charges the warrant for the stockbroker's arrest was issued, came over to Paris on Wednesday evening. On Thursday morning he defin- itely identified as Mr. Fenner the man whom the French detectives had been shadowing for days. Mr. Fenner was therefore imme- diately arrested. Taken to the polic-e- -station, he admitted his identity. He now lies at the depot awaiting extradition. Mr. Charles Edward Fenner was head of the Stock Exchange firm of H. L. de Mont- morency and Co., of 2, White Lioai-court, Cornhill, E.G.. which failed some months ago, and whose affairs were the subject of proceedings in .bankruptcy. He acted a? broker for the Liberal Party Whips in re- gard to the investment of the party funds, and his name was frequently mentiomed dur- ing the investigations of the Marconi Com- mittee. LIBERAL PARTY FUNDS. After Mr. Fenner disappeared, serious al- legations were made concerning his methods cf dealing with his clients' money and securities, and in particular it was asserted that among the matter's not acoounted for were some thousands of pounds belonging to the Liberal Party, which had been placed in his hands for investment.
IRONCLAD'S TROUBLES.1 ADYENTURES ON WAY TO SWANSEA. The old 14,000 ton obsolete battleship of I the "Royal Sovereign" class, which are be- ing broken up at Swansea, appear to be very unfortunate in their last experience of the sea,. The Rannllies. now berthed in the King's Dock, it will be recalled, broke adrift in heavy weather on her passage from Ports- mouth, in charge of tugs, and was only brought into control again after a good deal of trouble. Lloyd's messages from St. Catherine's Point, in the Isle of \i\7ight.; now state that the sister shiti, Royal Oak, in tow of three tugs, was on February 11th lost ssght of in thick mist and rain. On the morning of the 12th (Thursday), however, she was seen going west again after having put back-and it is not improb- able that she will be still further delayed by the rough weather that has been blow- ing in the Channel.
FROM FAR & NEAR. ———— tludgs and Old Masters," Mr. Justice Eve, III the Chancery Divi': I sion: Some people think that the less you look at these Oid Masters the better. Old Masters! Velazquez and so on. "What are they? -1 should turn them into cash if they were mine." (Laughter.) ? Welsh If Italian." A story is told of a South Wales tenor who waR singing in one of the garribon towns Iva,, siligiii- 'n oiie o,the ?,arri6oti toa,iis l ￼ .j]d. He had a sple: d)d voice and what. is termed the "Al" f-tage appearance. There was a request for an Italian song. The Welshman responded, ii t,d the cheers and encores were- vociferous, He had given Baii(-r ein Gwlad," A Tolerant Old Lady. Professor (iriiiiths, principal of Univer- sity College, Cardiff, addressing the Bristol University Colston Society, said the late Sir George Darwin, who was an authority on tides, was once experiment- ing in his rooms at Trinity College, Cam- bridge, with a hath, some sand, and a pail of water, when hin "bedder" eii- tered and found him making artificial sandbanks. Queer occupation, isn't said Sir George. "Well, sir, was the reply, it does no harm lind it amuses you." Lady and Blind Senator. I I I I Ù¡<3 truU has negun at UKianoma City of Mr. Thomas P. Gore, the famous American blind Senator, who is defendant in a suit for £ 10.000 damages brought agaiiist him by Mrs. Minnie Bond, a. handsome woman, aged 32. Mrs. Bond alleges that Mr. Gore fit-tempted to assault her in a hotel in Wash- ington, which s he visited at the time of President Wilson's inaugtirition for the pur- pose of enlisting the Senator's support to obtain an appointment for her husband, an internal revenue collator. Royalty for ileviport. Sir Henry Mather Jackson, presiding at the annua] meeting <-f t..<; Alexandra (New- port and South Wales) Docks and Harbour Board on Thursday, announced that Pnnce Arthur of Connaught would open the new look on July 14th next. The lock, which waa rapidly nearly completion, was the largest of its kind in the world. As far as the entrance to the Commercial Dock was concerned, they were certainly first, and it was gratifying to find Prince Arthur show- ing his appreciation of the undertaking. South Africa's Way. I riow General Smuts gave the order tor the arrest of the South African Labour leaders is thus described by an English resident in Johannesburg in a letter to a. London friend About noon two tele- phones were in use. General Smuts at Pretoria was at one end and Colonel Truter in Johannesburg was at the other. The last words were: Look here, Truter, I shall be at the office at two o'clock— just ring me up and tell me they are all arrested.' At two o'clock General Smuts put down the receiver, saying, Thanks, Truter!' American Humour. Although complaints are heard that seme of our judges joke too much, they are not quite so free and easy in court as certain occupants of the American Bench., When ft man charged with stealing some spoons from an innkeeper named Stei-rit pleaded that he was guilty at the time of the offence a Louisiana judge, the Hon. Kiah Rodgers, discharged him "I have reason to know," confessed his Honour, "that the liquor sold by is enough to make a man do any- thing dirty. If he will sell such abominable stuff he ought not to have the protection of this Court." Rodgers, on another occasion, when a pickpocket he had fined 25 dols. could produce only 15 dols., re- marked. "Turn him loose in the crowd, ar.d let him raise the other ten." Messages Set Fire To. Ms Se! Fire.,TO. ? ?,- ?- At r isnguara, at tne cwse ot preacning i services, on Thursday, the pastor (the Rev. S. Thomas) of Berachah New Church. Good wick, in handing over the documents to the moderator, announcing that the whole of the mortgage had been paid off, and the edifice was free from bondage of any kind. The Rev. J. D. Symmons then set fire to t,he deeds on a tray in the centre of the "set fawr." Th new Berachah is one of the finest chapels in the county. The Rev. J. D. Symmons, who has retired on concluding 40 years' pastorate at Berachah, ci-ownecl hi. labours by raising the larger portion of the cost of the new edifice', the remaining R300 being cleared by the efforts of the new pas- tor. Cricket In Church. Skill at cricket may help a parson to win the hearts of his flook. but it can-not often be directly helpful in his clerical duties. The Rev. E. S. Carter, however, does record one ease, says the Chronicle." k Min?ster aB vioax- When he went to York Minster as vicar- eloral, the Dean. Mr. Buncombe, did not like playing cricket. But one Sunday morning, as Mr. Carter took the alms dish from the choirboys who did the collecting, one of the awkward collecting bags with three wooden handles fell off. Mr. Carter Instinctively fielded it, catching it neatly with his right hand while he held the heavy dish steady in his left. After the eervice the Dean said, with a smile, "Well, Mr. Carter, I see there are some advan- tages in being able to play cricket." Not a Rifle. I Baseless suspicions ot • gun-running" to evade the official prohibition against import- ing arms into Ireland led to a little comedy in Cpokstown, County Tyrone, Ulster. A j poet-man emerged from the post office there with a long, narrow, brown paper parcel slung from his .-houidtr. A wondering crowd followed. Members of the Royal Irish Constabulary armed in hasfte and fol- lowed closely behind, and the postman, says the "Mail," began to tremble. Slowly he made his way to tho address on the parcel. There was a silence when the door was opened by a little girl. Oh, mummie, it s come," she cried joyfully. Tearing away the paper, she revealed a new umbrella, with the message, "From your loving Unde Joe, Fore-it Gate, London." Then the crowd melted away. Rustic Smartness. The discussion on the sale of advow- a(kna, and the announcement of the approach- es establishment of a sardine industry on the Sea of Galilee, remind me of how a liiherationist lecturer was ,flooied by rustic ready wit some twenty years ago," writes a corespondent. "The lecturer, a peculiar °^ensive type of ks breed, had read out, with withering scorn, tho advertisement of an advowson for sale. Among other at- tractions mentioned, the advertisement set forth that a trout-stream flowed through the Rectory garden. Imagine," thundered the lecturer, only imagine a clergyman aocept- lltg the charge of immortal souls because there is a trout-stream in his garden And A voice from the bottom of the room, in slow, bucolic drawl, exclaimed, The 'postles was f!Fjh--r.s I' The lecturer turned his attention to something else." The Road to Riehas. \,1. I- I -"■i. John i>urns is not tne only trade unionist who has done quite well in the Government service, though no one else. s touchc-d the £5.000 m;1Tk. Mr. D. J. "I,ackl-eton. sonie time President of the Amalgamation, and Labour mem- l,er fi-)I, tll,- Clitheroe Division of Lancashire, Is an Insurance Commissioner at £ 1,000 a Year. \11-. Richard Bell, "who started life s a TAdw-ay guard, and was afterwards ^cretary of the Am<f!?amat?! Society of J! ??y SeTvants- and MP- for DeTbv, is l ￼ of the ?'?"- exchanges at £ 400 t,.c63() ?,I,r. Nlitch-ell, wll(.) "sP-d ?eci,-etai- of the C,eiierilicra- tion nr -trfKU' ?"?'' and ?? D. C. <umm ")SS' om'p secretary of the Boiler- 1 l,lk1l1lngS, ""?'' ?f-ret.try of the Bf?er- ,il,!1'r,. <ire .s5istrI1\t Industrial (om- MitcheJl' nder ?? ?onrd of 1ra(lp. Mr. ?'?he'C,??' -??? ? -?? a. ye?r. tn?M'"r ?D?ngs' £ 500 to £ 700,
rFAMIUESERED TERRIBLE BRITISH TRAGEDIES. HOUSEFULS OF CORPSES. Little light could bo I thrown on Saturday morning on the terrible quintuple tragiedy which occurred on Friday night at Harles- den. About 9.60 the police w.ere called to a house in W estgela-roaxi, and there found a tram driver. named Walter Johnson (55), his wife, and tihtree childre.n dead. The wife and the baby had been strangled, the other two children had sitrinig tied round the necks, arid Johnson was hanging by a rope from a gas bracket. The wife bad also a blow on the head. Johnson finished duty on Friday morn- ing at 9.50 and returned his tram to Stono- bfridge Park Depot, afterwards playing a game of billiards in the Athletic Club. Then he went home. Neighbours saw not-h- I ing of ei,thor parents or children durlag Fri- day afternoon. As the evenin.g wore on the occupants of the adjoining flat became euu- picious. Receiving no answer to his knocks, a neighbour foroed open the door, when A TERRIBLE SPECTACLE I met his gaze. The bodies of Mrs. Johnson aind bm, three children were lying either on the floor or across a bed, while the man was hanging froou the gas bracket. They had evidently been dead some hours. The police were informed, and the bodies were removed to the mortuary. The events which led up to the tragedy are shrouded in mystery, but it is thought Johnson sud- denly lost his reason. He was in bright spirits during the morning. Neighbours state the mother and father seemed wraip<ped up in their children. I FATHER AND THREE CHILDREN KILLED. A terrible tragedy was discovered at ion- bridge on Thursday night, a man naaned Stan den, a laundryman, and his three chil- di,eii, aged six, five, and three yeans, being found dead from shot wounds. Standcii had evidently sihot the children as they lay in bed, and then turned the weapon cm him- self. A short time ago he lost his wife, and it is believed that this greatly worried him. He remained in bed a.11 day Friday, stating he was not well.
I ASQUITH BOO'D. TWICKENHAM CRGYiTD'S GREAT CHANCE. It is not often that a football crowd gets the chance of booing a Prime Minis- ter, but the crowd at Twickenham on Saturday got such a chance, and used it. Mr. Asquith's motor-car was held up for some minutes in the crush of people after the match, and immediately the respectable middle-class crowd round the car saw him they felt constrained, as patriotic Imperialists, to boo." Mr. Asquith smiled happiiy. What about Ulster?" shouted one budding statesman. Wait and see," retorted another. Then the car drove off the crowd went home feeling it had done great deeds. It had helped England to beat Ireland, and had annoyed the champion of Home Rule. jrnmi HWIIIW" ■.■■■■■11
WESTERN MINERS MEET. -1I 1 INTERESTING ADDRESS ON HOUSING AT SWANSEA. The monthly meeting of the Western District Miners' Association was held on Saturday at Swansea. Mr. Caradog Jones (Pontardulais) presided over 24 delegates, representing 6,000 men, and was supported by Mr. W. E. Morgan (agent). There was a. general discussion on the question of Labour representation in Par- liament and on. local bodies, and it was stated that a scheme was in course of preparation by the M.F.G.B., and would probably be forthcoming in the course of a few days. j Mr. Edgar Chappie (secretary of the South Wales Garden Cities and Town Planning Association) attended, and gave an address on pit-head baths. He de- clared there was a shortage of from 20,000 to 25,000 cottages in South Wales, and attributed the scarcity partiy to the fact' that South Wales had developed more rapidly than any other industrial area in the kingdom, with the result that ail the available CAPITAL HAD GONE in works and collieries instead of houses. Regarding pit-head baths, he stated that at a cost of I ld. per week a collier would bo able to have hot water douches at the close of his day's work, which would not only be more healthy for himself, hut would also relieve the woman's work in the home. It was unanimously decided to become affiliated to Mr. Chappie' s Association, and Mr. W. H. Davie's (Penclawdd) was appointed on the council of that body.
I FREE fUEL. I FREE FUELE SWANSEA BEACH i 1* SCENES. "SALVAGE" OF THE SEA. Unique scenes were witnessed on the Swan,»aa fcureshore on Saturday afternoon an d Sunday, hundreds of tons of patent fuel being washed up and scores of people cart- ing and carrying it away to their homes. All salt sof receptacles were used, including tin a, baths and wheeJb arrows. One en- thusiast impressed an old basinette into the service. CARGO DUMPED OVERBOARD. The explanation was that the sailing Ship Gastieton, which recentl y ii the ri ver, lightened as she left port by dumping overboard some of her cargo. It is stated she could not at the moment obtain storage room, and, contsequently, considering the gale, thare was only one thing- to be done. The fuel at times came up in large nuni- bers on the beaob, and there were some amusing scenes in the rush and scramble for the treasure." On Saturday night and Sunday morning the gtliff south -west gale continued at Swan- 00:1, and considerable further damage was done to the stone embankment by the black- boards. The waves struck the emibarikmeait to the accompaniment of a NOISE LIKE CVNONADE. and shot eighty feet high into the MT. Huge stones were washed down on to th? beach, and others were displaced and rolletd yairds away on the top. The coping of the em- bankment is badly cut up for over 200 yards, t/bo depth of masonry to the extent of six jjeeit having- disappeared in some part. Hundreds of tons of the" backing" of the embankment in the western coa-ner weire scoured out. The gale moderated oansidefra/bly during Sunday morning. Swansea, in common with other parts of the country, is now enjoying mild and fair weather. k
CRASH IN CWM ROAD. WIVES FEUD: LIVELY SWANSEA SCENE. The story of a row in Cwm-road, with complications, was told at Swansea on Mon- day when Mrs. Annie Wagstaff summoned Mrs* Ruth Saunders for smashing eight panes of glass, sac-hes, etc., at 15, Cwm- road, value £ 3, and Aubrey Saunders (the son) for assault. The story of plaintiff was that Mrs. Saun- ders came to her house on February oth and smashed the windows with a. long stick. Aubrey Saunders then struck plaintiff in the mouth. For the defence, on the other hand, it was stated by Mr. E. Harris, who defended, that Mr. Saundens had been carrying on with Mrs. Wagstaff for ten or twelve years, that he had broken up his business and his home. At the house on the night in question, Mrs. Saunders found her husband inside with Mrs. Wagstaff. She inadvertently broke a pane of glass whilst looking. Saunders then rushed out and tried to drop her over a wall. A scuffle followed between her hus- band, Mr. Wagstaff and Aubrey Saunders, and a number of young men who had col- lected smashed the windows. During the hearing Mr. Wagstaff war called and said he let Mr. Saunders come to his house because he did not believe the stories that were about. Plaintiff, in cross-examination. DENIED SHE HAD BEEN "CARRY- ING ON" -4 with Saunders or that she had broken up his home. She was handed a letter by Mr. Harris asking her if Mr. Saunders did not say in it that after he had given her up she i continued to follow him about and molest ,him. Mrs. Honey, defend-nt's sister, faid it was the men who gathered who broke the wiindows. The Bench decided to dismiss both cases. Mrt. Saunders then applied for and re- ceived a. summons for maintenance against her husband.
TAKEN TO HOSPITAL. Tri.o of Swansea Deaths from Injuries. A seaman naiped R. D. Montgomery is lying- dead at the Swansea. Workhouse, he having been removed from the local Gene- ral Hospital a week ago suffering from an i11- jury sustained whilst going on board his sihip when it waa lying at one of the local docks. Cornelius Morrisey (27). a native of Bel- fast, is also lyi-nnt dead at the Avorkhmuse, having succumbed en Friday as the result of injuries sustained underground at the Guiroos Anthracite Colliery. At the Swansea Hospital on Monday a collier named David HaU (39), of No. 29, E-ilbel-atoret, Neath, died from a fractured sipirne sustained on Wednesday by a, fall of stone at. the Main Colliery, Skewen.
￼ THE WAY OUT. I THE \\fY OUT. "ULSTER EXCLUDED." REPORTED BASIS OF SETTLEMENT. I The belief is rapidly gaining ground that ¡ the tone of the Home Rule debate in the House of Commons last week indicated that a peaceful settlement of the Irish question, if not actually agreed upon, is in a faiT way to accomplishment. Those who declare this view, however, are by no means unanimous in forecasting the form which the settlement will assume. A Sunday journal goes to the length of stating that a settlement is assured on a basis already determined upon, this being the exclusion from the scope of the Home Rule Bill of the four north-eastern counties of Ulster, which are overwhelmingly Pro- testant. to wit, Antrim, Derrv, Down and Armagh. The exclusion is to be for a term of years, at the end of which the four coun- ties shall have the choice of co-operating with the rest of Ireland under a Dublin Parliament or of remaining independent. This concession is to be the price of Unionist assent-to other features of the Bill to which they have taken exception. On the other liand, the- Parliamentary correspondent of another journal asserts that the possibility of the exclusion of any part of Ulster has not I een decided upon, and that when the Cabinet I ianr, are made known they will include no proposals for the divi- C .?onnor, w -rit tion of Ireland. Mr. T. P. O'Connor, writ- I ing on the 11 IRISH SITUATION," ?- I ￼ declares that the demands tor another general election on the, Irish question Ls dead, that the opposition to Home Rule for three-fourths of Ireland is also dead, that we are nearly out of the wood," that Ireland will have sPlf-government, its own Parliament, its own i Executive, and its in- t-egrity will remain."
-=.=- ALARMED CONGREGA- I TION. NOISY WORSHIPPER AT BRITON FERRY. Whilst Divine Service was proceeding at St. Mary's Church, Dnton Ferry, on Sun- day morning, a man suddenly stood 'up, and throwing his arms about began to shout, disturbing the worshippers. He was heard to say he would kill the whole congregation. Several persons tried to persuade him to desist. The police were, summoned, and he was eventually taken to the police station, and will be brought before the magistrates to- day. He said he had spent many years in India. He is unknown in the town.
i FINE CUE-WORK. I SWANSEA MAN'S SEMI-FINAL PLAY. Play reaching an occasional high level was witnessed in the fixst heat of the amateur billiard championship of Great Britain at Nottingham on Saturday, when the contest- ants were A. Paton, Swansea, and J. Nu- gent, Dublin. Welsh and Irish amateur champions, the game being 2,000 up. The chief break of 85 was made by N ugent, whose other principal contributions were 39 and 30. Paton proved, however, a more consistent performer, and, after being several times passed, left off with an advantage, his best figures being 69, 48, and 46. Interval scores: Paton (,n play) ￼ 502 Paton (in pl&y). 502 1 ?lgle 1- In the evening FAtpn, entenng upon ins tenth hundred, was 74 in advance of the Irish champion, but with a break of 89 Nugent passed him, the score then standing at 910 to 909. Nugent, w hose top of the table play was a notable featm'?, secured his points with a 48 (unfinished), hip other breaks Lein? 56 and 37. Paton's best breaks were 63, 60 and 58. Closing scores: — -Xugent (in play). 1.001 Paton 981 PATON STICKING TO HIS MAN. un Monday up to 4.5U tine scones ware: Nugent, 1,252; Paton (m play), 1,052.
———— DEPARTING RABBI. INTERESTING PRESENTATION AT SWANSEA. At Mond Buildings, Swansea, on Sunday evening the Rev. H. J. Sandheim, the de- parting Jewish Rahbi, was the recipient of presentations from members of his congrega- tion. Mr. Sandheim is leaving Swansea to take up an important appointment at Winni- peg. Canada. Mr. Hyarn Goldberg presided over a large attendance, and amongst those present were Mrs. Hyam Goldberg, Miss Goldberg, Mr. N t r and ?Nlrs. David and Mrs. B. Goldberg, Mr. and Mrs. David Seline, Mr. and Mrs. A. Rubenstein, Mr. S. Rubenstein, Mr. and Mrs. H. Rubenstein (Llanelly), Mr. and Mrs. Saul, Mr. Abe Freedman, Mr. and Mrs. A. Lyons, etc. The Chairman spoke of the good work Mr. Sandheim had done during the seven years he had been in Swansea-, and of the deep regret with which they parted with him. They could not stand in his way when he secured an appointment of such importance as that at Winnipeg, and he hoped Mr. Sandheim would be a great success there, and they wished him and his wife and chil- dren every happiuess in their new life. The presentation of an illuminated address and a purse of gold was made on behalf of the Isaac Zangwill Lodge of the Order of Achci Brith; the Hyam Goldberg Lodge of the Gra.nd Order of Israel, and his Swansea friends, by Mr. S. Rubenstein. Mr. Rubenstein said that during the time the recipient had been in Swansea he had always been accessible to the members of their community, whether they were rich or poor. Mr. Walter Hyman, one of Mr. Sand- I heim's old pupils, presented him, on behalf of the Hebrew classes, with a suitably in- scribed walking-stick. I MR. SANDIIEIM'S REPLY. Responding, Mr. Sandheam thanked them for the presentations and their good wishes. aDd assured them that his regret in depart- ing from Swansea was very keen. Prior to the presentation Mr. Claude Lyons presided over an interesting lecture- recital given by Mr. Lionel Falkman, princi- pal of the Newport College of Music.
WINDPIPE NOTCHED. SKEWEN LABOURER COM- I MITTED. William Heam, la bourer, Sfcewen, was at Noo-th on Friday charged with attempting to conunit suicide by cutting his throat with a razor on the 3rd inst. Hearn's wife said that some time ago accused met with an accident, since when he had not been well. George Bridle said he heard screams pro- ceeding from the home of deceased in Graag- road and on entering the backyard there saw Hearn lying on his face, bleeding- from a wound in the neck. Dr. Sa-mud found Hearn suffering from an incised wound 3, inches in length, over the winflipipa, which was notched but not cut through. When charged defendant mdd "I don't know what came over me. I had no inten- tion of doing it." Prisoner was committed to take his trial at the Assizes.
MADE IN SWANSEA. QUESTION OF THE "FREE- DOM" CASKETS. SCHOOL OF ARTS' OPPOR- TUNITY. At Swansea Parliamentary and Creneral Purposes Committee on Thursday, COUll. Evan Jones was appointed a suc- cess or on the Madam Rogers' Charity in the nJace of ex-Aid. Wm. Williams. 1. ON THE TABLE. A communication asking for support m respect of an International Congress on Social Work and Service was allowed to lie on the table. TRAMS TO LLANSAMLET. Regarding the proposed extension of the tramway to Llansamlet, the Mayor, chair- n-ien and vioe-chairman were appointed to wait on the Tra-mways Committee and Tram- wavs Ccimpajiy in the matter. DAYLIGHT SAYING AGAIN. A requets-t waa leaxl mum Mr. wm. vviiiett aski-no; Swa-ussa to join in a deputa,t,ion rom the City of London to the Prime Minister to urge the passing into law of the Daylight Saving Bill. Swansea, it was stated, had repeatedly expressed its approval of the measure. The Mayor (Aid. Corker): The advocate is not here now—Aid. Merrills. (Laugfoter). Mr. D. J. Da-vies moved that the Cor- poration do not take part in the deputation. The Chairman: Per hap we had better t an expression of opinion from the Coun- cil. This ooiurse was agreed to. LARKS IN GO W tt. to ..1. A "i''Io' .t: A letter was react iroin tjrc -mmhiowwi Municipal Corporation? re the enforcing of tlie Wild Birds Protection Acts. MT. 1). T. Davies spoke in favour of pro- tecting the wild birds. M r. Laugharne Morgan agreed, and said there was an indiscriminate catching of larks in Gowor. It was resolved to support the Asso- ciation in the matter, but not to send a, renrefcentative to the proposed meeting. I)F I MADE IN SWANSEA. Principal Grant Murray, of the Muni- cipal School of Art and Crafts, attended, and submitted designs for the casket and scroll in connection with the ceremony of conferring the freedom of the borough upon Sir John T. D. Llewelyn, Mr: Davi d Davies, M. P., Mr. Roger Beck, and Mr. John Dyer, M.P. The advantages of getting the caskets made of local metals and at the Swan sea School of Arts and Crafts were emphasis- ed, and the matter was left to a sub- committee, comprising the Mayor, the cbairman. and Aid. David Davios (chair- man of the Art and Crafts committee) to arrange. NATIONAL INSTITUTION. I J. 1-1-1 i A request was receivect 10 nom a uieeir- ing at Swansea, to arouse public interest in the ifnancial ueeds of the National Museum of Wales. Ald. Dd. Da vies said that the Mayor had received a similar request in regard to tlw N ationfll Library or Wales. It was explained that in the latter case a reply had been sont stating that his Worship or the Borough Treasurer would u': pleased to accept any subscription, md it was agreod to send a similar reply I to the authorities of the Welsh National iau i I ■11m*
FATHER'S SUICIDE .1 After Attempt to Murder His I Daughter. A? A?ht?on und?r-Lyne on Thursdav, a -nan named Henry Dnh?da,!f (60), a t?ack- 'nuth. attempt? to m?rd?r his dangtr. \?';e. aged 17, and aftwwaxds commi?<?i suicide.
FIFTY FOOT HIGH. I ■ j NOR-WESTER AND I I HIGH TIDE. I GALE'S VIOLENCE AT SWANSEA. ) I Exciting Dock Scenes. I TWO BRITISH STEAMERS; 1 AND CREWS GONE. it Accompanying the high tide on Friday morning at Swansea was a south-westerly g-alp, which did considerable damage to the stone embankment near the "Black-boards" on the beach near the South Dock. The force of the gale may be imagined w hen it is stated huge blocks of stone were torn from the top of the wall, and the tide made great havoc at the far western corner, scouring out hundreds of tons of earth and stone. Considerable dalooge had previously been dome at this point. Breaking against the wall, the waves SHOT FIFTY FEET IN THE AIR, I and the force of the impact was like a can- nonade The stones on the coping for a dis- tance of neajrly two hundred yards were loosened, a.nd within a short time they were washed down 20ft. on to the beach below. Later in the morning the coping was all jagged—much more than previously—and in some places two yards of the stonework had been demolished. Ugly fissures could be I seen at points in the embankment, and es- pecially was this the case at the western I corner, where it appeared that the next tide would be likely to cause much further damage. The wall, which at this point runs back on to the sloping embankment, was torn off j at, the shore end. notwithstanding it was i. 4ft. wide, and at the back the tide had j swilled round and WASHED HUNDREDS OF TONS I of the earth formation away. In fact, the western wall-end Cll the foreshore is now denuded of most of its earth backing in the corner. At the other end of the embank- ment the a?e has washed away many tons j of earth, bat this is not so serious as at the I other end. The gale also the bathing ma- chines by Trafalgar Arch. The water, how- ever, did not flood the roadway. i AGAMEMNON ADRIFT. EXCITING TI!;ms IN KING'S I I. DOCK. The stormy weather which prevailed on II Thursday evening was responsible for a, series of mishaps at the King's Dock, in j [ which the big Holt liner Aga.memnon played a chief part. She arrived outside the King's Dock on Thursday evening, and whilst waiting for admission let down her, anchor in order to hold during the gale, and in so doing she fouled the moorings of the dredger and injured the ring of her I hawse pipe. When she got in the dock, j tbe heavy gale almost made her unmanage- able. It was intended to berth her on the sea, side of the dock, and with this end in I view the tugs Challenger, Cruiser and Ex- pert. were engaged. Despite, however, the I combined efforts of adl three, the Agamem- non SWUNG RIGHT ACROSS THE DOCK, I ana caane mto collision with the Norwegian I j steamer Ageroen, which was engaged in un- hiding timber at No. 3 Quay. The Ageroen was considerably damaged ¡ below the water line, and began to take in water. On Friday a diver was engaged in j ascertaining the extent of the damage, and in effecting repairs, and it reauired the ser- vices of the Trusty, the Trust's powerful tug, to tow the Agamemnon to her berth. The incident a grin brings home the neces- sity of having more powerful tugs in the port. In an exposed dock like the King's, and in a gale like that which prevailed on I Thursday, it is impossible to cope with the larger vessels except I Y the empkn nient of tugs of the power of the Trust" v. The Agampmnon is 4,462 tons and ar-1 rived from Rotterdam, the local brokers ¡ being Messrs. Burgess ard Co. Mr. H Goldberg is the broker of the Ageroen whioh 11': 596 tons register, and came to Swansea j! from Bayonne. I I ONE BY ONE. I CREW WASHED FROM RIGGING. SWANSEA TRADER LOST WITH ALL HANDS. A trading steamer laden with cement sank Ii in the English Channel off Shoreham, Sus- sex, on I hursday night. The fate of the crew ill uiiKonwn. At daylight the masts of the vescel were all that was visible from shore. It is believed that when the vessel fouu- dered the crew took to the rigging from which they were warned away one by one. The captain was rescued from the rigging by the lifeboat and conveyed to Shoroham, A iater Brighton message sa.ys eight Jives were lost, only the captain being saved. The vessel, whilst pacing the 0-were Light- ship in the gale was struck by a very heavv sea ""tticb. SMASHED IN HER HATCHES I ana let the water into the hold. The cap- tain endeavoured to reach Shore ham Har- bour, but :he vessel sank just outside.. The steamer was the My Own, of 329 gross tonnage. owned. by the Cardiff Coasters, and which was in Swansea recently loading coal, etc., for L'Orient (France). There were, however, no local men on board.
NEATH'S GAS ENQUtRY. MR. LAW CONVENES BIG II MEETING. A meeting of ratepayers convened by Mr. Edmund Law was held at Neath on Thurs- day night to discuss the gas question and consider the formation of a Ratepayers' Pro- tection Association. The attendance num- bered between 600 and 700. In a long speech Mr. Law advocated a clean sweep on the Gas Committee and the Town Coun- cil, and thi1 returning of business men of standing. A regular muddle, he sa.id, had been made ui connection with the Gat; Com- mittee, and he suggested that the time had come for a Local Government Board audi- tor. He suggested that the affairs of tbn I ;at\ undertaking were known BEFORE THIS LAST MUNICIPAL I ELECTIONS, aaid asked the question: Why were they not disclosed then?" The members of the Council," he added, "have not the cour- age of a mouse." Resolutions moved by Mr. Law were car- ried, that tbe Council be requested to ap- point a firm of London accountants to audit the gas accounts, and disclose the names ('1 those in aroeor for a period of war?, and the amounts and when they wore clear; also Local Government Board auditors be appointed. No resolution was submitted in regard to a Ratepayers' Association, and the meeting concluded informally. I
The Swans' directors' mission to Preston on Saturday proved unavailing, inasmuch they did not make any captures (wril ec- "Aja.x '"). The forwards they sought after proved unsuitable. I am informed, how- ever, that a first cla.&s nark from Manches- ter if likely to ba signed on. The matter w'ill receive consideration at the directors, meeting this evening. ti
LOCAL SIFTINGS. Mr. William Joneg, Briton Ferry, assist- ant niaster at Herbert-road schools, has been appointed headmaster of Whitchurch boys' school, near Cardiff, and will com- mence his duties there next month. Seven months ago Con Morris (27), William-street, Yniscedwyn, Ytgynlais, a colliery repairer, sustained a dislocated spine as the result of a fall of roof, and he died at the Swansea Union infirmary on Saturday. .$;:I; The new organ at New Bethel Chapel, Garnant, was opened on Saturday by organ recitals given by Mr. David Clegg, assisted by Miss Louie Brooks (soprano). The presi- dents were Messrs. Tom Morris, J.P., and I). W. Lewis, F.T.S.C. Although five days have elapsed, the ruins of the Mumbles fire are still smoulder- ing, and it has been found necessary to occasionally use the hose. Hundreds of visitors from Swansea and neighbourhood visited the scene of the outbreak on Sunday. Percy Wiiison (32), labourer, was brought up at Swansea Police Court on Friday on a charge of stealing a coat the property of some person or persons unknown. There was no prosecutor and Wilson was dns- charged. Hoey. W. J. Morgan, of Glais, late pastor of Siloam Baptist Church, Gelli, Ton Peratre, has recently accepted a oall to become pas- tor of a flourishing Baptist Church at Ply- mouth, Pennsrv-lvania, U.S.A. He sailed for America on Thursday. The "Frythoniafid y Glais" Company gave a capital performance of the Rev. J. lywi JOTh..OS' Welsh drama, "Jac Martin," at the Public Hall, Clydach, on Thursday evening. Good scenic effect was produced, and ail the cliaracters ware well sustained thr, mrghout, In conueetion with the Briton Ferry Welsh Society, Major Mansel H. Hunter gave a paper on "Welsh Warriors in Britain's Battles. The paper proved very instruc- tive and interesting, and was much appreciated by those present. Mr. William Morris presided. t" A lad iiam-ed Reginald Keen (5), Cliff- cottages, Briton Ferry, who was with his mother in Caer-sfcreet, Swansea, on S&fcar- day, was accidentally knocked dOlWn by a horse and spring cart, and the wheels passed over his back. He waa only bruised and was able to go home. The Neath Horse Show is to be revived, after a lapse of several years. On Saturday a preliminary meeting, presided over by the mayor (Mr. W. B. Trick, J.P.) was held. The mayor was elected president, Mr. W. A. Leyson hon. secretary, and Mr. A, E. Curtis hon. treasurer. It is hoped to hold a show in June. Morgan Da vies, a single young man, re- ading at Ty'rmynydd, Clydach, waa crushed between a couple of coal trams whilst employed underground as a haulier at the Graigola-Mrthyr Oollierv"a Clydach, on Wednesday, and sustained *a fracture of the knee-cao- The Welsh Insurance Commissioners wrote to Ystradgynlais Council on Thurs- day that every effort was being madplo re- ceive paiaente at the Sanatoria. They de- nzed any preferential treatment of certain districts. The letter was referred to the medical officer. referred to the At Swansea Police Court on Friday, Wm. Murphy (26), seaman, drunk and disorderly, wae cautioned and disoharged, aa was Tho*. Wallace (27), se&man, also charged with be- ing drunk and disorderly. Mary Jane Lewis summoned Ernest George (36), fireman, for mamtenafnea arrears. Case adjourned till Saturday. Herbert Russell (19), ship's cook, an- swared to a dlarge at Swansea Police Court on Friday of breaking and entering No. 7, Carnaarthen-road, between 11.30 p.m. on the 11th inft. and 5.45 a.m. on the 12th 1Dst and stealing 6d. in coppers, the pro- perty of Philip Gough. Defendant was reo manded for a week. ￼ ￼ Eiddig ?'?? (pasbw), who re- ￼ ? week a?<r a holiday trip to?tzea-lMid, gave am interœting We? ￼ ? of "Y Cymæo M r?!2 SM8P? 19 Welshman on Tour") at a wen?tend?d meeting at Hobrn. I 9 ?r?' ? Thu?day ev?Mg. The iect', -lid, was th-gMy ?pp?ed, was ilhotmted by Iantm views. I $ A new private railway is £ X,r1, ;zibiz T?ghor "trict. T? proposed 1? i.9 "t to connect the Cefngoleu and Berth- HWJ'd CoUteriM to t? G. W.R. at a point mid/ way between LQughor and Goweiton. At pi?nt tb? -Ili*Ties are situated on ? L. and ?.W.R, PencJ?dd branch. TTWwe h S an old "Sht of way existing over ??r of the land between the two above ^Guaa?!iaDS ™et ? Thnr?v, Llanellv Gua.rdians met on Thursd,a,y. -Mr. Nevlll in the chair. 'kir. Wadden, LlalU1oIl'Jk his seat for the first time to th? d^lded ? have telephone direct ￼ the infirmary. Attent,an ?' ?"? to t^e fact tb&t 4 woman was recently givn ir?Xiee! f ??nh€? a ?he had a house which wS" ^ga! but there remained a margin of i.W. l?^bAnqUine* were oixiered to be mfde « LI a tek€antlme decided to allow 1 5s. a week. The Yatradgynlais housing scheme wag earned a ,step further on Thureday when the tender of Mr. H. Rogers, Swan.sea., wall accepted for carrying out the work. -Air. Cook Rees, architect, Ntb, was in at- tendance. The proposal of the Council is to erect houses at Abercrave, Colbren, and Ys- tradgynlais. Twenty-three tenders were re- ceived, the lowest being that of Mr Rogers, which, as already stated, it was resolved to aeoept. The price wns £ 13,758. The funeral of Mr. David Da,viea of Arthney-terrace, Fforestfach, took place 1-111 Thursday at Calfaria Graveyard, Ravenhill. The Revs L. J. Hughes (Calfaria) and D. L,.Daiiiel Ystrad) officiate the house, whilst Uie Rev. D. Jenkin Jones (Soron) prayed at the graveside. The chief mourners were Mr. Evan Davies (son) and Mrs. tbvies, Mr. David Davies (son) and Mrs. Davi-, llrs. Ellen Mainwaring (daughter) and Mr. Mainwaring, Mr. Daniel Davies (brother), Ammanford; Mr John Davies (brother) and Mrs. Davies, Cockett; Mr. Ivor Davies iiiephew), Ferndale • Mrs. Mary Ann Bryant ,uiece), Ferndale; Afrs. Sarab Mat.hews (niece), Ferndale; Miss Mary Jane Davies and Mr. Benjamin E. Davies Railway-terrce. The funeral arrangements were efficiently carried out by Mr. D. Glyn Hopkins, undertaker, Ravenhill. The funeral of tlie late Airs. Ann Mutthews, Margiaret-terrace, Sfcet-ty' took place on Thursday aft-emoon at Sketty Churchyard. The principal mourners were.: Messrs. Tom aj)d Willie Matthews (sons), Misses Jeiiiny, Lucy and Annie Idau.ghters), Air. and Mrs. J. Joneis (son-in-law and daiughter), -Alx. and Mre. D. C. Harris (Llandilo, son-in-law and daughter), Messrs. Yeoman lianis, Llandilo, and Harold Matthews (grandsons), Miss Betbune Mat- thews (grand-daughter), Mr. Evan Jones and Mrs Williams. The RoeTs. D. Akrill Jones, M.A. (vicar) and Nc-rnian Par ceil, M.A., officiated in the church and at „be' graveside. Wreaths and crosses were sent by Mr. aaid Mrs. F. W. Gilbertson and :\1isr. Molly Gilbertson, Pontiiixlawe; Mr. and Mrs. Iltyd Thomas, Glaumor; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Fernihough; Mr. and Mre. Herbert Fernihonigh; Mr. a.nd Mrs. A. W. James; Mrs. Davies, Cissie and Ma<ry; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Laugharne: Maggie, David and the boysi Mrs. Williams; Jajnes, Lucy. Gwen and nnie; Alice an d Jim; Tom, Annie and ramily. Mr. Philip Grwyn earned out the funeral aaTanzements.