TOO LATE FOR CLASSIFICATION. PERSONAL. ￼ the Gentleman who ordered Man off Doorstep of one cf the Shops in Parade, -Neath, kindly communicate with occupier? [YVTANTED, dmart Bottler for Mineral Water Works; one used to liiifey o Machines preferred; a-ge, experience and wages required, to Har- t-reaves, laanoily. 27A3-18 VST ANTED, good Second-hand Stable Pit- Iff ting*—Stall, Divisions, Manger* and Hay cheap for cash.—Write "Stable," Leader Office, Swaoaea. 27 A 5-21 OFFICE BOY Wanted in Office at I)o(,ks.- Apply, in own handwriting, stating loge and experience (if any), Box 46, General. Post Office. 27AHC &1MART Boy Wanted; one leaving school pi-eferred.-Albert Ate, 23, Dillwy li- st reet.. 27AS-18 NEW Corner Shop, 17ft. x 2&ft., Dwelling- .r hou?, Stores, Roit?t, etc., 8, GQenrhyd- kerraoe, Kin ^bridge. Swansea—Long-ho r Road; suit bakery, corn merchant, or whole- sale; also 2 Smaller Shops adjoining.— Stevens, Worcester-place, Swansea. 27A3-21 EB.RA.YD Boy Wanted.—Apply Geo. Olivers, 271, Oxford-street. 27A3-18 *1 Mr, on Friday, at Ci-oss Hands, Black "? and White CoLUe Dog. Finder will be rewarded; detainer prosecuted.—Williams, RoyaJ, Stores, Cross Hands. 27A3-18 F OR SALE, excellent and roomy Two- seater Car, fitted with dickey seat folded in well at back to hold two more; splendid engine, four cylinders, one of the best British makee, end equal to uew; body of good design and beautiful finish; tyres all new; horn, speedometer, and lamps plated; spares; would suit professional man or business niaii; a bargain for anyone who a reliable car; exceptional and sound reason for selling; wejiuint.-Wiite Box M.l, Leader, Swansea. 03-16 TJOUSE Wanted, to Kent or Buy, in the neighbourhood of Clydach; eight to ten rooms.—Box L.11, Leader Office. 27A3-18 ViOK BALb, Three- Horses, 15 to 16 ba-ads.- .r Can be seen, at Crown Mineral Works, James-street, Neath. 27A3-21 FOR SALE, Oroesley (4 h.p.) Gas Engine; can be seen working at any time; erect- ing bi,ger plant.-Ciown Mineral Works, Neath. 27A3-21 w A,NTED, good Copper Furnaoeman, capable of taking charge of masting turita,c,e.-Apply, stating age, experience, etc., to Box No. L.13, Leader Office, Swansea,. C3-18 ANTED, Junlor Clerk for SoMtor's auo YaWe Agent's Office; must be com- petent shorthand writer and typist; know- ledge of plan drawing Preferred.-ApTly, ptating age, reference and wages, to Box L.12, Leader Office. C&18 y OU-NG Woman, age 20 to 30, Wanted at once for Housework—Apply Mrs. McCarthy, Basket Stores, Waterloo-street, Swaneea. 27A3-18 AMERICAN" Pearl" Stove for Sale, aft. 9in. x 1ft. lOin. x 1ft. lOin. high; bargain to immediate purchaser.-Apply 85, Bryn-road, Swansea. 27A3-18 p ENERAL Servairt (capable) Wanted a.t onoo; four in family.—27, Wrethaxn- road, Handaworth, Birmingham. G3-18 A SiPLENTUD Money-Bringer. — Agents Wanted for an Indiepencable Office Requisite; quick seller. Sole Agency for the Swansea District is Open to an energetic and suitable Gentleman with good refer- Miceg (small capital necemary).-Write for particulars, J.99, 20, Wellington-etrecs, Strand, London, W.C. CH8 |T VTANTED, Two good Generals at once; one able to do plain cooking.-Apply Central Dining Booms, 5, Orange-street, Swansea. 27A3-21 IE VENLNG Employment.—Hundreds of Men have three or four. houos to spaxe Aaily, arid ooalci in that time earn a sub- stantial addition to their income. Trust- worthy Persons wishing to take advantage of a genuine offer, write for particulars: Box L.4, Leader Office, Swansea. 26A3-21 W ANTF,D, Boy for B-ottling Stores.-Apply Swansea Old Brewery, Swansea. 03-18 TO LET, Oorner Lock-up Shop, best poei- tion. Walter-road.-Apply Box J,.15. Ijeader Offioe. 0:>-21 ELE<7rRIC Light Fittings for Sale, obeap. —T. Laurence, Second-hand Furniture, Antiques, Old China, etc., Royal Stores. 64, Oxford-«treet, Swansea- Furniture bought privately, iiales on commission. Ring up 00 Central. 27A 3-21 V\TANTED, respect-able, intelligent Youth, to make himeelf generally useful.— Apply, by letter, stating wa-ges. etc., to Dr. II. E. Rawlings, 151. St. Helen's-road, Swansea. 2.7 A3-18 1>ATAriRTR.Y and OLalrvoyanoe.—Oonsuit Prof, and Madame Virgo on all affairs of life, at 238, High-street, Swansea; over the Shop, Da vies, Chemists, few doors from Castle-street. Certificate and Diploma Palmists. Hours: 11 to 9 p.m. 27A21 ;"t\7"ANTED, Office Boy, immediately.— L f,. Apply Box LJ4, Leader Offic-e. 27AS-18 pntrANTED, experienced Young Lady as 1 Draper's Absistant.-Apply A. Deggote, 60, High-street, Swansea. 27A3-18 ,WANTED, smart Youth, must be willing; l good opening; good wages.—Appjy Woolf BrÓ6., 206; High-street, Swansea. 27A3-18 TO LET, a Grocer's Shop, with House and Back Yard, in a good position at 190, Dmas-etreet, Landore; last tenant occupied same for 26 years.—Apply Mr. P. Morgan, 191, Dinw-street, Landore. 27 A 3-21 I>IANO for Sale, nearly new; iron frame, full compass; worth £35, will sell for £17 10s.—J. Spears, Upholsterer, Francis- street, off King Edward-road. 27A3-18 G OWDE A.N,D OYS'RERMOITTH HOSPITAL. CLERK OF WORKS. The Gowe-r and Oystermouth Hospital Committee require a competent, Olerk of Works to enpervise the Erection of their proposed Isolation Hospital Buildings at Oaoorwn, Fairwood Common, Upper Ivillay, near Swansea. Salary 42 La week. Appli- cations, stating age, occupation or trade, and experience, together with copies of two recent testimonials, should be delivered to tne not later than Saturday, the 28th March, t914. JNO. H. ROBINSON, Clerk to the Committee. Council Offioee, Oywmnoth, 16th March, 1914. N OTICE TO ICE COMPANIES. NO MONEYS to be paid on the death of JAMES ASHTON, of 12. HAMILTON-STREET, LAND ORE, without the signature of his Widow, SARAH ASHTON. (Signed) DAVID IEWIS. EXPERT SPECTACLE j! FITTING. | HINS-ETCHELLS, I F.B.O.A. N 9. Portland Street Jj (Opposite Market), m Swanseø
AT CALE'S MERCY. 0 0 II SEAMEN FACE DEATH FOR THREE DAYS. MUMBLES LIFEBOAT OUT. A furious hurricane ragod over the country during the week-end. and South Wales shipping experienced a very rough time. A schooner at anchor in Mumbles Bay narrowly escaped being blown ashore at Port Talbot on Saturday afternoon. The schooner, the Isolda of Sweden, after dragons: three anchors, showed signals of distress, and the Mumbles Lifeboat at once put out to her aid. The tug Conqueress also ren- dered assistance, and succeeded in averting a disaster and' towing the vessel into dock. The lifeboat took off the captain' wife and two children and brought them to Mumbles, where the Swansea Sea Scouts provided tea for them. plenty of milk being supplied by the proprietress of the Goza Cafe. Faced Death. The captain and crew of the wrecked Kteamer County of Devon, numbering 24 all told, arrived in Hull by the Wil- son linor Zero on Sunday after thrilling experiences which fall to the lot of fev sailors to live through. Capt. Lowther, who was in charge, and his crew will return to Cardiff to-night by tiain. For three days and three nights they faced death clinging to tbeir vessel, which was swept by huge seas, before they were rescued by the German oil tank steamer Deutschiand. This was a most hazardous undertaking, the men having to by pulled through the sea by lines, first into the rescuing steamer's lifeboats and afterwards drawn through waves again on to the steamer. During these three terrible days the crew said they had quite made up their minds that it would come swiftly. They were practically starving when saved, for they were all clinging to the star- board side of the bridge. The majority of the crew belonged tq Cardiff, but the chief engineer Mr, Jenkins, wat> a Swansea man. Cale's Plaything. I Abandoned by her crew after ground- ing on Here Island, the Limerick schooner Irish Girl, of Dundalk, was blown by the storm across the bay until her anchors found ground between the Roancarig light and a reef close to the mainland. Here she was sighted by the steamer Princess Beara, whoso skipper made ineffectual attempts to secure her. Then once more, as the steamer returned to Castletown to re- port the Irish GirVs position,- the schooner's cables parted, and she drifted back across the bay. Miraculously avoiding the rocks, the schooner headed for the Carbery shore, and there, after fifteen hours of ungoverned driving, struck, and sank, her masts alone rising above water. Pilot Drowned. I Seas ran mountains high in the Bristol Channel, and many vessels out- ward bound had to return for shelter. A Barry man, who only last week ob- tained his full license as a Channel pilot, lost his life in the storm through the capsizing of a punt off Ilfraoombe. His name is William Mortimer Hemp- scn. He h *1 a companion with him, who majvaged to cling to the keel of the upturned punt, and was, by heroic efforts in a terrifying etorm, saved. Other Incidents. Two vessaJs were driven ashore near Sully, and a. large crowd on the Aber- avon beach witnessed a thrilling .sirtiggle between a tug-boat and the hurricane for a brig—in which the ele- ments were worsted. Tbfe wreck of a Gardiff-laden barque at Sennen Cove, near Land's End, on Sunday morning resulted in the loss, of five lives, and furnished an opportunity for an exemplary display of heroism by a petty-officer of the coastguard, who several times risked his life in the breakers in order to drag half-drowned mer^shorc. The Newhaven lifeboat was out twice on Saturday and xescued two crews, making a t-otal of ten lives, the oox- wain of the boat afterwards describing the experience as the most terrible he had known in nineteen gears' lifeboat service. The Haverfordwest lifeboat rescued the crew of the Irish ketch,Jane Sarah, which foundered in St. Bride's Bay. --t- The battle cruiser New Zealand, riding to anchor in Jterehaven Harbour, had her topmast, with wireless gear and gaff t;, carried away by the gale. The American lined Haverford, which should have picked up eight passengers at Queeastown on Saturday, was un- able to enter the harbour and proceeded on her voyage, carrying with her a pilot and a number of stowaways who should have been landed at the Irish port. The Cunard Imer Andania, from Boston, was unable to land her pas- sengers at Queenstown. A heavy sea capsizing their boat, Andrew Cotton and his son George, Freshwater Bay fishermen, had nar- row escapes from drowning on Satur- day. Both men wore injured by the waves. The captain and nine hands of the Ostend trawler Bernard, which foun- dered Off the South Knoll lightship on Saturday, have been landed at Rains- gate. They were adrift in a small hsat when picked up by the Ramsgate trawler Spitfire.
SWANSEA'S SATURDAY NICHT. The Saturday evening concerts and leo- tures all had good attendances to their credit. The Packed Out" notice had to be put up at the Y.M.C.A., where the programme was provided by Bethel Male Voice Party. Mr. Morris presided, and the following con- tributed items: Misses lri<j Watkine and E. Jones, Messrs. Fred Williams; and Richard Evan* and Master A. Walters. The party, under 'the baton of Mr. Ben John, gave ex- cellent eeiectioms. Accompanists: Messrs. Phil Daviefe and C. St. Ervan Johns. At the Swansea Total Abstinence Society meeting, an excellent musical programme watt provided by Mr. T. Ivor Owen. The following artistes contributed: Misses Muriel Hill, Gertie Thomas, Gwen Rees and Maggie Daviee, and Messrs. Tom Daviee, William Evans, Joseph Willia.me, Walters and Mur- ton. Encores were the order of the meeting. Councillor Griffiths, J.P., presided. A first-olaee musical "menu" waa pro- vided by St. Stephen's Male Voice Party"for Wesley concert. Mr. T. TTsiiney presided. The party, under the baton of Mr. Harry Adams, gave some delightful choruses, and others who took part, were the Misses M. This3en. Bessie Samuel, and Lilian Ed- wards, and Messrs. George Parkes, Walters and Murton. Accompanists: Misses OliNe I Griffiths and Sarah L. Jazuw.
DRINK Ai D LABOUR. ———— ———— MR. HUGH EDMRD3 ON NEED OF C0\fcR..M £ NI MEASURE. NEATH TEMPERANCE CAMPAIGN. Under the auspices of the South Wales and Monmouthshire Band of Hope Union, a temperance campaign was commenced in on Saturday afternoon, with a conference held in the Gnoil-road Congregational Church. Mr. J. R. Dav.,<w (President of the Swansea and District Band of Hope Union), who presided, said they were living in an age when it was difficult for people to substantiate their claim to being truly religious if they were not temperate, lie noe the temperance ques- ticn was one of the most important the Church and social reformers had to face. If they could only get Band of Iope principles firmly instilled into the Uvea of all children attending Sunday schools, it would take but a iihort time to renovate and Christianise the whole iaiid. The Work at Swansea. I -In Swansea they had over 100 temper- ance organisations, to which nearly m.OOO children were attache. (Ap- p!a[:?). From that thy could judge that -he movement wa.s vry much alive in Swansea, and he hoped the same could be said of Neath. The ravages of drink were haing manifested every day, ard legislation was necessary to safe- guard the children. Whether they had disinterea? m?na?pmeat.. or any otbN management, drink would always rc- main an evii, and they must treat it as such, and endeavour to curb it in every possible way. (Applause) Our 'teals. "Keeping up our Ideals" was the subject of an excellent paper read by Mr. John 'Howell, Tenby. Temperance was not a narrow subject; it had a physical side, and there was room for niculcating more than temperance. There should be definite instruction on this side, though the moral side should not be lost sight of. He urged that temperance organisations should recruit speakers, such as temperance doctors, I nurses, and athletes. He then dwelt on the various ideals necessary to carry their principles, and quoted enthusiasm, j deep conviction, and faith. j Dr. W. A. Chappie, M.P., followed with an interesting address on "Alcohol and the Human MY." They were, he said, living in days of preven- tion, and he wanted to see drunkenness and drinking prevented. Alcohol was the friend of all diseases if they had it in their veias they were more likely to1 get pneumonia and consumption. I Refused His Patients intoxicants. He refused his patients any intoxi- cants and they did not die any more rapidly than the patients of other doc- i tors, who used opposite methods, i (Laughter.) Alcohol produced 20 per cent. of the cases of insanity; 80 per cent. of the crime; and it never cured disease. There should be only one rule I' —prohibition for the state, total abstin- ence for the individual. (Applause.) An interesting discussion followed. The Public Mooting. I In the evening a public meeting was presided over by Sir Stafford Howard, Mayor of Llanelly, who was accorded a hearty welcome. Addressing the large audience, Sir Stafford contended that the success of the temperance movement depended largely on the training of the young. traH i? felt that temperanœ education should be part of the instruction in! every school. The Education Depart- ment had approved of an excellent, syllabus, but it was optional, because schoolmasters had such a large curri ciilum that they could not deal with it. In some schools Band of Hope lec- turers had been admitted, that was a, good sign, but they wanted State recog- nition. (Applause). They wanted to change the standard of public opinion. At present it seemed fashionable td take intoxicating drink, but they wanted to make it. unfashionable. (Ap- plause) Mr. Hugh Edwards, M.P. Mr. Hugh Edwards, M.P., followed, and, referring to the Navy Estimates, he considered it a shame to demand another five miUion pounds for arma- ments. The reason for the increased expenditure was because some people were afraid of an invasion. Personally he did not believe any nation would be foolish enough to attempt it. The only redeeming feature in that increased demand was that half of it would be spent on labour. For every £100 spent in the produc- tion of drink, vonlv ;C s' 10s. was paid out in the way of labour; therefore, from an economic standpoint the drink traffic stood condemned. Every year one hundred and sixty million sterling was expended in drink, and the out- come was a Trinity of facts-destitu- tion, crime and disease. He contended that all the housing schemes, AJiftimum Wago Acts, and other measures of (social reform would be absolutely use- less. unless temperance reform pre- ceded them. (Applauee). Need of a Temperance Measure. The Government had a proud record, 1 but it would entirely fail if it went out of office without bringing in a strong temperance measure. They should do something in the shape of local veto take away the powers of the magis- trates on licensing matters, a-nd place them in the hands of the public, (Ap- plause) On .Sunday special temperance ser- mons were delivered in all the Non- conformist Chapels in the town.
ALD. TOTTON'S EXPENSES. I The agenda for the meeting on Wed- nesday next of the Swansea County Council contains a notice of motion by Alderman Morgan Tutton to call atten- tion to minute 1851 of the Finance Committee, confirmed at tho last meeting of the Council, and pass a re- solution or resolutions thereon. it will be remembered that the minute referred to dealt with Alder- man Tutton's expenses, in connection with the Welsh National Memorial Association, and while allowing the payments stipulated that in future no such payments be made without the ex-I press sanction of the Council. Alderman Tutton now proposes to ask the Council to say whether or not they intend paying his expenses in future in connection with his visits to the Memorial Association's meetings as Corporation representative on and chairman of the Swansea Insurance I Committee
HORSE IN UNFIT STATE. I At the Swansea Police Court on Monday, Christopher England was sum- moned by Inspector Lindsay, of the R.S.P.C.A. for ilètrcating a horse by working it in an unfit. state. Inspector Lindsay stated that he saw the defendant driving the horse. He examined the horse and found it to be suffering fronna sprained tendon below- the knee. Defendant asked witness to come to Mr. Pike, the veterinary surgeon, and the latter ,stat(1d that the horse was unfit to work. Defendant then got another horse to continue his I' round. Sergt. Hayes con-obi}rated. filled 20s. and costs.
BREVITIES. I LOCAL. I Local lnqtmst. An inquest was held this morning on th9 fourteen-weeks-old child named Florence May Kersey, 15, Windmili- terrace, Swansea. Naval Deserter's Confession. At Swansea on Monday, Owen Row- lands, hauher, was charged on his own confession with deserting from H.M.S. Argyle, stationed at Portland. On the application of the police, defendant was remanded for one week for enquiries. Local Invalids. Councillor William Owen has arrived at Lisbon. He is on his way toj -M.aderi,-t for the benefit of his health, I Alderman William Morris, .r.1> whoj underwent a fourth operation fIt the; Swansea Hospital a few day ago. is re- ported to be making satisfactory pro- gress. Missing from Home. Mrs. Matilda Campbell, wife of Peter Campbell, 22, Bathurst-streef, has been; n-i.itisin.g from her home since 2 p.m. on; the 12th inst. When she left home she was wearing a grey costume, brown hat, and low shoes. She is of medium height, with dark hair. Local Bills. The Swansea Gas Light Co., have withdrawn their opposition to the Great Western Railway Bill now before the Commons.-—The Rhpudda and Swansea Bay Railway Bill was to-day sent by the ¡ examiners to the Commons prior to I Sek>ct Committee stage and third read- ing. Unjust Beam Scales. At Kwanseii to-day, Hannah Jones! was summoned for being in possession of unjust beam scales.—Mr Kijig prose- euted.—Inspector Hiscocks said the j scales were three ounces against the! pu^haser. When a loose piece of leadwas taken off the balance W,)., 21b. loz. against the purcha.sers.-De- I flldant was fined 10s. inclusive. I Fell off a Window-Sill. Whilst a man named Robert CottereH, a labourer in the employ of Lloyd Bros., was working at the building of St. Jude's Church, Mount Pleasant, Swansea, this morning, hoi fell off a window-siU. The window was not high, ?ut his foot doubled und er' him, and he had to be taken to the hospital, where he was treated for his, injuries. Welsh as a People. Mr. T. W-. James, solicitor, Swansea, will deliver a lecture in English entitled The Welsh as a People at the Swan- sea Public Library to-morrow night, i Mr. James is a forceful and polished speaker, an experienced man of affairs, and a cultured Nationalist. The lec- ture will be delivered under the aus-i pices of the Swansea Cymrodorion Society, and the chair will be taken at 8 o'clock by Mr. Spurrell Davies, vice- chairman of the Society. No charge will be made for admission. Lent at Christ Church. A correspondent writes to say that on Wednesday evenings during Lent the Prayer Book is dispensed with at Christ Church. Leaflets with well- known hymns are used, and these are sung to such popular tunes as "A ber- ystwyth," "Brain, "Boston" and "Stella." There is no choir, and the chancel is unlit. "The order of service is as simple as it can well be made," (says our corres- pondent). "A hymn, some very short prayers, a reading from the Scriptures, another hymn, and then a sermon, and at its conclusion another hymn is sung. "This typo of service is somewhat un- usual in Swansea Churches, but in Lon- don and other big cities such simple and telling cervices are very well at- tended. GENERAL. t Marquis of Crewe. The Marquis of Crowe has practically recovered from his indisposition. Late Canon Bristow. The death hais taken plAce of Canon Rhodes Bristow, Rector of St. Olave's, Southwark, which occurred lar%t evening at No. 12, Eliot-park, Lewisham. Mr. Harry Orbell. Mr. Harry Orbell, organiser of the Dockers' Union, is lying in a critical condition at Bournemouth, and little hope is given of his recovery. Be has been seriousJy ill for several months. Injured While Motoring. Lady Howard dt. Waklen was in- jured on Thursday in an accident while motoring to Toledo, but is improving rapidly. Lord Howard de Walden was only slightly Tmrt, and was able to proceed to Toledo. A Famous Artist. The death oecu r red at Dartmouth last night of Mr. J. L. Wimbash, an artist who had on many occasions ex- hibited at the Royal Academy. He had executed several important com- missions. English Drama in Germany. Mr. GAI-swortiiy,s drama, "The Eldest Son," N,ac produced last night in the Stadheater at Leipzig, Germany. The play was well received by the audience, but somewhat coolly by the critics. These Sppreciate its power, but find ite form imperfect. Many Fires. Three destructive fires occurred on Saturday. Kingsgate Castle, the Broadstairs residence of the late Lord Avebury, was seriously damaged and several valuable pictures were de- stroyed; a magnificent Cronwellian near Partarlington, Ireland, belonging to Mr..Richard Warbnrton, was burnt to the ground, the damage-amounting to 97,000; and many valuable pieces of tapestry were destroyed at Queensmead. Windsor, the lWsidence of Lady Edward Spenper Churchill.
POPULAR INSURANCE AGENT i < DEATH OF FIRST PENSIONER OF ROYAL UVER SOCIETY. No one was better known or more highly respected a.mong Swansea. insurance men than Mr. John Samuel, of 93, North Hill- road, of the Koyal Liver Society, w-cee death is announced. His jovial disposition bad made him an extraordinarily successful insurance agent. ¡ The first part of Mr. Samuel's working life-. thirty-three years—was spesit under the late Lord Swansea at ilafod Copper Works as ELssayer. He then became an insurance agent, serving the Royal Liver well for 18 years. He was the first official to be pen- sioned off, a, year ago, under new regula- tiona framed after the passage of the In- surance Act. Mr. Samuel had been for 40 years an Oddfellow. He loaves a widow and six chil- dren-Mr. Fred Samuel, a joiner; Mrs. Free- man, Liverpool- Mrs. Morris, Mrs. Half- penny, and two nmorried daughters in Swansea. The funeral takee place on Wednesday. 1
1,000 LIVES LOST. .0601- I TEMPESTUOUS WEATHER IN ALL I PARTS OF THe WORiD. BLOWN ACROSS STREET. ———— j Ekaterinodar, March 14th.—A vio- lent hurricane has passed over the Ivuban province, and has caused the Sea oi Azoff to rise some 9ft. As a re- sult Stanitza and Aciityrtkaja have, been inundated, and over LUtAt persons have penshed. At Acntyrskaja 200 workmon livmg near the shore were washed away while they were asleep, aaid all were drowned. floods also occurred at Yasenkaja, resuiting iu the death oi 150 persons. A cement dam was destroyed in the town 04 'iariirjuk, and a large part of the town was hooded. A number of persons por lulled. All along the Black Sea railway car- riages and engines have been over- turned, while at Ochtyskaja 380 build- ings were carried away by the sea. — 1 -»«» IN SOUTH WALES. Floods in Newpcrt and Carmarthen I Districts. Owing to the continuous rains and the extraordinarily high tide, a large number of low-lying fields between Newport and St. Bride's, as well as the banks of tho Ufsk between Newport and Caerleon, are flooded. Prompted j hy their experience of previous high tides, the majority of tho farmers had taken the precaution to get tbeir cattle on safe ground, with the result that no loss j reported. A number of tbo roads in the Llanwem district are covered with water, and a large area- of the CaJdicott level is also ftoded. The river Ebbw is in flood, and large tracts of land are inundated. There was an overflow oti Saturday of the Towy River, Carmarthenshire. Fields in the district are covered with water, and looking from the hill, near the Bishop's palace, Abergwili, the vale looks like a large lake. In some parts cattle-are housed and sheep penned on the hillocks. The inns and warehouses are barricaded with a view of preventing the loss of pro- perty experienced a year ago. Around Swansea. j Swansea was awakened during last night by a nor-nor- West hurricane, which found out all the crcvioes and aJI the defective window sashes. From enquiries made, the damage done on shore by the, storm do not ap- pear to have lieen very serious. It was blo-iviilg very heavily off the Mumbles, but only a few trees were bfc»vn down. In the higher regions of Treboeth and the Graig roofs were blown off several out-Kouses, fowl coops, etc. Around the old Cwmgelly Colliery the board fence along one side, to a distance of 60 or 70 yardo, was blown clean down. Blown Across Street. I As one of the Graig children was on his way to Plasmarl School this morn- ing, he was caught up by the gale, and thrown right across the street to tht> opposite wall. Fortunately, he escaped with a few scratches. Nor was Brynmill neglected by the storm fiend. At about 5.30 a.m., the inhabitants of Brvnmill Terrace were alarmed with a thunderous crash. It wat found that a fairly large-siaed tree iu the Singleton grounds had snapped, and, falling over the wall, lay right across Brynmiil-lane. In Killay a number of buildings were unroofed, and windows blown in. Several trees were uprooted on Fairwood Common.
I BANK'S NEW PREMISES. I The, minutes of the Swansea Estates Committee, which will bo presented to the monthly meeting of the Swansea County Council on Wednesday next, contain a confirmation of plans sub- mitterl by Messrs. Margrave and Pea- cock, on bohalf of the Metropolitan Bank Ltd., for alterations to the ground floor and elera-tign of :No. 49, High-street This applies to premises which the Bank have leased tor now brahch pre- mises, the ground floor of which is to be I made suitable for offioe purposes, and a I new frontage put in.
I SWANSEA POLICE COURT. I Monday.—Before Messrs. R. Martin, William Williams, R. W. Jones, 'W. J. Clancy and Hyam Goldberg. The following were dealt with for drunkenness:—Annie Morris (25), fish hawker, adjourned for a month; Mar- garet Ann Philpot (40), and James Chambers, being also charged with assaulting Miss Louisa, Hancock in view of P.C. (122) Sheen, fined 20s., or 14 days, and 40s or one month respectively. Charlotte Dunn summoned her hus- band William Dunn, for arrears in main- tenance, amounting to 13s. 6d. Mr. T. R. Harris defended.—Defendant was ordered to pay, or go down for seven days. Julia Fid wards summoned her hus- band, William Edwards, for assault.— Ho was senfftown for 14 days, without the option of a fine. Mary Fewings summoned Mary Ann Forester, for sureties of the peace.— Defendant, who did not appear, was bonnd over in the sum of jE5 for six months. Filizabeth Morgan summoned John John for abusive language in Cae Pare, Treboeth. John John summoned Geo. Morgan for assault.—The three parties were bound over in the sum of L5 each I' for six months.
A DRUM OF WHITE LEAD. I At the Swansca. Police Cpurt to-day, Thomas, Hopkins (50), described as a ship's painter, was brought up on re- nland on a charge of stealing and re- ceiving a drum containing 5Glbs. of white lead, value 7s. 3d., from the Prince of Wales Dry Dock, on the 9th inst, t the property of the Prince of Wales Dry Dock Company. John Morris, labourer, and Walter: Mervin John, c?rk at the KngUsh Crown Spelter Works, gave evidence of l swing defendant with the drum, &nd Sergt. Danahar, of the Harbour Police, and Deteetive-Sergt. Johnson, a" gave evidence. Defendant pleaded guilty, and stated that he was drunk at the time. Ho was fined 20s. or seven days.
NO WEIGHING MACHINE. I: At Swansea, to-day, Richard Berry was summoned for selling coal and not Carrying a weighing instrument and weights in Colbourpe-terrace. Mr. King prosecuted, and Inspector Hiscocks gave evidence.—Fined 20s. inclusive.
Motorists were stranded on the I' fiofd?d Windsor road at E&hiam yester- 1I dax. 1
I OPERATIVE BAKERS. — ■— '■ u T 1 IMPROVEMENT OF CONDITIONS OF a LABOUP. On Saturday night at the Mackworth Hotel, Swansea, tin- th'.rd annual dinner o; the Swansea Branch or the Amal- gamated U nn ot Operative Bakers and Confectioners was held. Mr, Dyas, of -U ae^teg, presJded. After the usual toast of The King," proposed by tue Chairman, the latter in reviewing the work of the Vnion, i cierred tottle groat change in the con- dit.oiis under which the operatives worked to-day compared with those of ten years ago. rihe main cause w as the I n. on which had done b-uch splendid work in improving the conditions of labour. The ex-Mayor, Councillor David Wil- uaics, was called upou to propose the toast of The Amalgamated Union of Operative Bakers and Coniectionerh" received a rousing reception on rising. He stated that if the function had taken place a week previously he might have heen iblD to address them as "fellow i' bakers within the meaning of the Act." It bad now. however, hÜ<n decided by the High 'Court that he was a boiler- maker. He now, however, as their guest for the third successive year, wished them every success, such as they r so far liad experienced. kir. Jtilit-n, of Cardiff, responded, and Mr. Probert responded to the toast of "The Swansea Labour Association," wh;ch was proposed by Mr. James Evaus. An excellent musical programme was provided by Mr. Harry Morton, Mr. Sid Mainwaring, Master Dan Main- waring, Miss Alice Mainwaring and Mr. Sid Crocker.
HAVOC IF JHE TIDES. i CARREG FACH SCHEME ONCE MORE DELAYED. The progress of the Carreg Faoh scheme at Llanelly has once more been checked. It appears that the unusually high tides, together with the strong winds, have damaged the spur wall. Strenuous efforts- ha 1 been made with the view oi closing the gal, between the end of the spur and the south wall before the spring tides, but the tremendous force of the water has broken down a weA portion of the older tWing to a width of fifty feet or so, and it i. "• re- puted by the harbour superint!-< 1 jat that J I r.m seven to ten dal t; will I t: necessary to make good the daroa(,"> Although Mr. John Bees has Had mort than a fair share of discouragement in con- nection with this scheme, he is still pbilo- sophical,. and does not appear to he per- turbed by the trend of events "Such work," Mr. Bees saye, "is always open to interruptions. We have had a great deal of good luck, and must put up occasionally with a bit of bad. We have good reason to be thankful that the latter is no worse. Our men are determined to see it through, and 'it's dodged as does it.'
ROUGHING IT. I "WATESPilOOF ENTHUSIASM" OF I WELSH RUGBY SUPPOR IERS. Spoi-tim; journalists quiokly learu ezwrly in tir professional career to take the rough with the smooth, but we had had rather too mucth ot the rougH quality for our week-end trip to Belfast (says "Astral" in the London "Daily News and leader,") The sea. was very unkindly disposed on the outward. voyage, and it rained lioavens hard al- most all the day ot tho match. With two internationals on) Belfast felt rather proud of itself, but the down- pour watered a lot.of the interest, and so tar as tho Rugby game was concerned Wales' victory by 11 points to 3 gave the home supporters little to sliotit about. Ireland's early acoro caused some premature jubilation, but Wales generally looked like winners all thro ugh- It wa, not an agreoahle task to re- port progress exposed to the saturating rain, and surely the Irish Union might have spared a few seats in their hand- some covered stands for the humble his- torians of the game. Perhaps one should not grumble when one considers the plight of tho 800 excursionists who came over irom South Wales. They hV endured a. long eight hours' railway journey, six hours' buffeting by the Irish Sea, and a drenching to the skin at Balmoral, with the prospect of an equally trying return trip, all for the sake of seeing Wales win. I'm glad their waterproof enthusiasm was duly rewarded. They wore their national leeks with an air, these Rugby sports- men, and entertained the Belfast spec- tators with some cheery vocalism."
HAWKER AND THE HAY. I Thomas Henry Coe (39), hawker, was charged on remand at the Swansea Police Court on Monday with stealing and receiving a bundle of hay value 2s. from a -stable in Moxhanr's Yard, Ovstermouth-road, the property of a?id Jenkins, on March 7.-Mr Con- way Lewis defended. Frederick Young gave evidence of seeing defendant with the hay, and Timothy Gorman and Detective Gubb also gave evidence. Defendant, who pleaded not guilty, was fined 40s. or one months' imprison- ment.
SANDS MYSTERY. YOUNG MAN'S OIS OVERY OF A BABY IN A PARCEL, NOT BEEN IN THE WATER Something of a sensation wa.s created in the SajKhields and Oystermouth- road district, oi Swansea on Saturday evening, when it was discovered that a young mall named Wm. Howells, of 12, h leet-street, had discovered the bodv off a child on the Sands, near Trafalgar Arc ii It appear^ that about 4.30 on Satur- day afternoon, Howelis, while waiting along the Sands, came across a parcel. Impelled hy natural curiosity, he opened it, only to discover inside the corpse of a young child. Tiie i" informed- that the body bore the appearance of having been new-Norn, and, from the dryuess of the paper, it does not seem that it had been in the water. Mr. Howelis at once took steps to apprise. the police of his discovery, and the remain-s were forthwith removed to the mortuary to await examination at the hands of Dr. Trevor Evans, the police doctor. During Sunday an examination was made by Dr. Trevor Evans, but his con- clusions are neeessarilv secret until the jnqucst is held.
DOCKERS ON STRIKE. -— 0- -—— STOPPAGE OF mm AT THE KING'S DOCK Since Friday last there has been a dispute at the King's Dock at Swansea, .P-s a. result of which about twenty men belonging to the local branch of the Dockers' Lifion are on strike. A vessel arrived with about 1,500 tons of compressed scrap. The men took exception to the rate of discharge, which is 6aid to be in pxoess of the union tariff, and asked for a guarantee of a fixed sum per day. which was. not forthcoming. Alderman Mcrralls ha:, the matter in hand for the men, and hopes are entertained that a settlement will be arrived at to enable work to be resumed to-morrow morning.
ITEMS FOR SWANSEA COUNCIL Swansea County Council meet on Wednesday. The minutes of the Estates Commit- tee contain the following items:— Resolved that the hoarding in front of Waunwen-terraoe be demolished. The Town Clerk again submitted a letter requesting the Corpora- tion to grant the Trustees (of the Royal Cambrian Institution for the Deaf and Dumb) a new lease of the premises at the same rent. Resolved that the Town Clerk be instructed to prepare a new lease in accordance with the option cpntained in the exist- ing lease (rental L20 per annum). The minutes of the Water and Sewers Committee contain a water-works report which shows that on March 11th (the last date given in the report), th<* following was the storage in the reser- voirs: Llower Lliw, 80,800,000 gallons; Upper Lliw, 305,464 gallons; Cray, 1,007,493.380 gallons. Dr. Thomas Evans reports that 24 boys from-the stammering class were re- examined after their course of treat- ment, and considerable improvement in speech was noted. He had selected 14 boys and 15 girls for the new class.
SOME EVENTS OF YESTERDAY. One of the most interesting services held Swansea yesterday was that at Libanna, Cv/mbwrla, after chapel hours, when Mr. R T. Hughes, A.R.C.O., of Wesley, gave a very flne organ recitil, assisted by Madame Mattie tiriJftths and Mr. W. J. Colbroke. Mr. W. J. Norwood presided. At Mount Calvary, Danygr, Mrs. Ar- Ihur James also gave an organ recital, which "was intensely appreciated. Soloe wer" also given by Mies May Harris and J7r John Thomas. At Hafod Brotherhood the Rev. S. Butters spoke with power on the brotherhood move- ment, and Mr. H. Phillips sang. Others who took part were Miss Daisy Jones and Messrs. H. J. Tonkin. A. Williams, and Eo A. Greeu. Mr. J'. T Emery presided at the T.MLC.A., where Mr. W. J. Thomas gave an interest- ing address on "Photographs, In Wesley, Mr. Herbert L. Morgan gripped the attention of a large attandon-ce with his vivid lessons drawn from "Things Seen in the Street." Such directions as "Keep moving," "Drive slowly,' and "You may telephone from here," were made to deliver up a rich cargo of golden grain. The Mum- Quartet Party gave selections. At the Y.M.O.A. Home Circle Miss Lilian Edwards was responsible for the musical programme, to which the Misses Alice Hey- wood, Bessie Samuel. Lizzie Jones, Eva Bey- non, and Messrs. D. J. Squires and IL Fletcher contributed. At Mumbles Brotherhood Mr. W. Symonda presided, and the Bev. T. Llewellyn Jones spoke on The Largest Room in the World." Mr. T. S. Payne (Norton) rendervid a solo. Mr. Daniel's Orchestral Band and Mr. Rad- sliffe (organiet) being the aooomapniat«.
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