THOSE COAL ORDERS. Confused Effect at Swansea Docks. I LOCAL POSITION. I There were on Thursday morning no cases reported of hold-ups of coal cargoes from Swansea, for the purpose of conserving sup- plies for home consumption over the holi- days, although, a-s stated on Wednesday, the local Customs Collector has received similar instructions to those apparently sent to other South Wales ports, but over which much uncertainty prevails. i I Hr. Arthur Andrews, president of the Swa-Bsea Chamber of Conungrpg confessed to the "Post that he did not really under- stand the purport of these orders. I ",First they say. 'There are the instruc- tioris, then they say "They don't apply, etc. and we really don't know where we t aLre, -The whole business is in quite a haotic condition." It looks very much as though the" em- bargo i« a, dead-letter as far as Swansea is concerned, and that there will be no inter- ference with cargoes before the holidavs. PROBABLE OPEN LICENSES IN NEW YEAR. Meajiwhile, although Swansea and other Bristol Channel ports axe not affected, there are hopes that an open general Iidmc: will be shortly issued permitting the export of coal, coke, and patent fuel to all destina- tions abroad, save the former Central Powers and Riissia, subject always to ap- proval of the Coal Controller and the Cus- tom&. A licence was ksued on Wednesday allow- ing ￼ exports from Scottand to the Hum. her and ti? Mersev. Where shipment is proposed to be. made from other portfl, application must be made (or the (controller's approval.
i I KILLED BY MOTOR I ? LORRY Inquest on Brynhyfryd Septuagenarian. JVnTT was Md on Wednesday ￼ ? Stephen Stevens (76)' No. 12, Phillip-street, Brynhyfryd, who ?S,!? ,;a; t 8ZaSet Hospital after in- Juries sustained by being knocked down by a motor lorry on Friday last in the Hafod. William Stevens, checker at the Hafod Copper Works, said his father worked at the Hafod Foundry. At the ? ￼ H°spUal> where the deceased VZt taken after the accident, his father ? told ? him that he was returning home about four o'clock on Tuesday last, and whilst afcout to cross Neath-road to get into Monger-street, Hafod, he waited for a motor car to pass on the Way to Swansea when a motor lorry came aiong on the blind side as he crossed and knocked him down. His father's eysight was affected and he had been operated upon foi\ cataract. Medical evidence was given that the fl. eceased suffered from shock when ad, mitted to the bospital and there was a r.ut on the head. The man succumbed to congestion of the lungs. A verdict of Accidental death was returned, no- hi»ra& i>eiag attached to b eing atti;ahed 0 anyone.
SHOCKIN I SHOCKING i Port Talbot, Defendant's Prank. I At Aberavon Police Court on Thursday a pleasant Sunday afternoon spent in a coal-trimmers; cabin on m Port Talbot Docks resulted in the appearance of Jenkin Williams and Ebenezer Powell, two young men, charged with trespass- ing. j P.C. Williams said that about five o'clock on Sunday afternoon he noticed lights in the coal-trimmerii; cabin near No. 7 tip being switched on and off He made investigations, and found one defendant with the brass cap of the switch taking shocks; the other boy lighting a fire in the grate. He said that as they intended to stop there for some time they were going to ma.ke themselves comfortable. The voltage, said witness, was very heavy, and the boys by taking shocks were liable to serious injury. Mr. Lewis Thomas, for the prosecu- tion, said that when Sergt. Jones went to replace the cap he received a very heavy shock. v Supt. Ben Evans: He ha-s been suffer- ing from the effects ever since. Defendants were fined 20s.
UNABLE TO MAKE ENDS I MEET. Plight of West Wales Teachers. Carmarthen Education Committee on I Wednesday granted the local teachers the increases asked for. Rev. W. D. Rowlands said that at the recent interviews with a sub-com- mittee some of the teachers had a sad storý to tell. One of the oldest school- masters in the town, who was in charge of one of the largest schools, stated that ￼ have. paid him if he had applied for a, small country school three or four miles t f town ? that on the galary p?d to h,m b;' that committee ￼ make ? ends ?et. '111at was not credit ￼ ?-Y committee. r?o?S + ?' ??" ?S?ed it was .treasonable to eXpect teachers in Car- naid^f ? a lesser :afar? Sn 1"as pad In +l '?" country ?oot? and he was not against paying them a really good ??.y, but he would like the hOt-oi?h ??hprs to appreciate the ? position of the committee. who ?? to judge betwe?hemandthe ratepayers
ABERAVON EX-SOLDIERS TO BE HELPED. At Aberavon Counc!l on Wednesday, Ajderman D. Rees (Deputy Mayor) pre- fjjpteg, an ex-soldier applied for a stall at i? market, and complained that some persons occupied sior. seven stalls at the market. it waS decided to interview some of those who held mone than one table, with a view to their giving up a portion of their space to give ex-Service men an opportunity of earning a liveli- hood at the market.
No fewer than 150,000 p? watched the six I.e?ue matches ￼ Jondoopk watched the six five of tncs'x?tnes the h On SatUrday last. In points being gained by Chet?? the' won, the ?m, C!apt.a pnen? and c??? p?ace. The only visiting side to me.'?'h Palace. Of uccess in the rnetropoli eet witb any measure drew ￼ ?r.?. "? ???? WW1
TICH EVANS. Found With Throat Cut I At Vetch Field. ,I I SHOCKING DISCOVERYI A shocking discovery was made at the A s h ock,lip ] Vetch Field on Thursday afternoon, when one of the Swans' players, Nicholas, who was practising on the ground, noticed a, man lying under the grand stand on the field. He went over to investigate, and was hor- rifted to find that it was "Tich" Evans, one j of the most popular players for Swansea, Town A.F.C. j The unfortunate man had cut his throat 1 with a razor, which was in his right hand, i and his head. was almost severed from the body. The police were immediately informed and were soon on the scene, whilst Dr. Trevor Evans, the police doctor, was summoned, but on his arrival he could only pronounce life extinct, and the body was conveyed on I the hand ambulance to the mortuary. The affair created a painful sensation in the town when the news was pub- lished. It will be remembered that about a fortnight ago deceased suef- i tained a sad blow through the death of I' his wife, and this loss has no doubt played considerably on his mind. j RAZOR TIGHTLY GRASPED. I Farther details go to show that de- I ceased had been considerately de- pressed ever since he lost his wife. He was present at the Vetch Field on Thursday morning and watched the other players at practice, but did not I himself show an inclination of joining I in with mem. The Deoeasea. I TICH EVANS' CAREER. Great Loss to the Swansea! Club. I In local Soccer" circles (writes "Planet") the distressing news will be re- ceived with special Badness, for Tich," as we ha;d been accustomed to call him, was more than popular with the Vetch Field crowd. No doubt the heavy blow he re- ceived a few weeks ago by the death of his wife, to whom he was lovingly attached, greatly upset his mind, and since he had not been the same man. Against Brentford there seemed to be no life in him and even in the practises there was not that whole- hearted interest which "Tich" always mani- fested in his efforts. Only on Wednesday, when Mr. Watts Jones, the chairman of the club, and myself were watching the Swans at practice, the former remarked, There appears to be something wrong with Tich,' he is not the same man." Little did we dream that the diminutive winger was undergoing such grea-t stress, with its distressing sequel. It is indeed a. heavy blow to the Swansea Town Club, ono that is irrepairablc, and all the more unfortunate. A NATIVE OF BARRY. I As is only too well known, the deceased played outside left in the Swansea Town premier team, and never was there a more successful player for this position. Indeed it is true to state that Tich had a, bril- iiant football career before him, for his all- round cleverness had marked him as one of the finest wings at any rate, in the Southern League. Wherever the Swans journeyed "Tich" always earned a high name for himself, and prominence had beAi given to the statement that this season he would have been "capped" for Wruks. This popularity with the Swansea football crowd was as great as J could possibly be, for he was one of the j most—if not the most—suocessfitl signatures the Swans had obtained. A native of Barry, "Tic-h" came into prominennce a-s a football player some years ago, but the Eastern folk knew little of his abilities till last season, when Barry, from Jduch club the Swa,nsÐbuâned him, visited ?.'he Vetch Field. The directors immediately saw the possibilities of "Tioh" Evans then in the making of a first-class winger, with the result that when Mr. J. Bradshaw, the manager, took up duties with the local club Tich was one of his first captures, and in the opinion of many local football followers the most pleasing. The possibilities proved tè be realities, for Tich has been the most consistent player in the Swans rank- this season. His tricky footwork, his pace and his shooting were characteristics that will be sadly missed in the Swansea, team.
ROSEBERY'S HEIR. .——— .00 ———— Divorce from Lady Dalmeny. "OUR MARRIAGE WAS A MISTAKE. I In Edinburgh on Thursday, Lord Dalmeny was granted a decree of divorce on the ground of the desertion of Lady Dalmeny. Lord Dalmeny is the elder son and heir of Lord Roseibery, ajid his wife, Dorothy Alice Margaret Augusta. Grosvenor, or Primrose, is a daughter of the late Lord Henry Grosvcnof. Lord Dadmeny, examined bv the Solicitor- General, deposed that he was bora in 1882 and married in There were two chil- dren issue of the union, a boy and a girl. The marriage was one purely of affection,, and it was not until the end of 1913 that he noticed a falling off in the affection of his wife. He joined Gen. Allenby's staff and after his departure from England Lady Dal- meny's letters became fewer, until they ceased altogether. While he was on short leave she repeatedly absented herself from Bletchlev, and hearing accidentally that she was in. Paris, he saw her there. She said they were unsuited to each other, and the marriage was a mistake, and despite his remonstrances she expressed a resblve never to live with him again. Sir Charles Russell, pursuer's solicitor, and a housekeeper in Lady Dalmeny's em- ploy, deposed as to the setting up by de- fender of a separate establishment, con- trary to Lord Dalmeny's expressed wish. The Marchioness of Crewe, sister of Lord Dalmeny, was examined ns to defender's changed attitude towards her husband: and to he- brother's distress of mind after the fruitless interview. I Lord Anderson pronounced a decree of divorce.
BROKEN ENGAGEMENT.i Unfaithful Lover Ordered to Pay 1150 Damages. Having been selected as one of three candidates to receive L12 under Favale's Bequest," which is given annually to City- born women about to be married, Miss Minnie Cox, of Catford, had to ,forego the money because her fireman-lover failed to carry out his promise to wed. When the case was heard at the Secon- dary's Court at the Guildhall, Miss Cox was awarded .£150 damages against George Seymour, who is stationed at the L.C.C. Fire Station, Carmelite-street, London. ■■■—Hi I Hill 111 II ■■ I
THREE DAYS MORE. I And Then Some Weather. I PORTA PUTS IT OFF. I In America the End of the earth idea seised upon the minds of many people, as across here, ana despatch from Norfolk, Virginia, to th«t "Herald" says tha.t thou- ) sadtis of negroes' in South Carolina left work to hold prayer méC\1gB, continuing through- lout the night theifQprepaa.'a.tioiis iur the end of the world. The fields were deserted, and all work dependent on negro labour was ] suspended. Hundreds of swperstitions whites joined the blacks in combined meet- ings held in preparation for the Day of Judgment. I't was reported from Porto Ilico that a panic was caused among the negro inhabi- tants waiting for the end of the world. People of similar mental calibre felt qualms tlhis side QI the water, asd will not be reassured until they learn that Professor Porta, who predicted catastrophic weather and led others to prophesy the end of the world, declares now that his great storms will occur between to-day and the end of the month. "I am well satisfied," be said in an inter- view, "to let the turn of events prove my contention that serious storms, earthquakes, and other disturbances may be expected-" He adds (hat the most serious storms in his- tory should strike the Pacific coast on Saturday, and if they move eastward should I reach the central States on December 22nd, and the Atlantic coast on December 24till. EVERY WESTERN COAST. I He explains .that the terrible weather pre- I dicted by him was limited, as far as America is concerned, to the Pacific coast, but the effect of the pull of the planets against the sun may have the same effect on the western coasts of every continent.
CLERGYMAN'S WIFE. Deserted for Four Years I and u a Half. I The wife of a clergyman—Rev. Fred- erick Charles Bellinger—was granted a decree nisi agaiust her husband in the Divorce Court. She said he had told her he was receiymg £ 3,000 a year from a woman with wfetmi he was living. The President, Sir Henry Duke, said the respondent h$ been for many years in Holy Orders in the Church of Eng- land, and had for four and ahalf years been guilty of deserting his wife under most discreditable circumstances, and of a-didt?rous inL?&a<ey with ai, ?et? ?o* women, one of whom, it was said" kept women, on6 of Nvhom, it vv-ii4? kei3t him. These were circumstances which ought not to escape the attention of those responsible for the administration of the Church of England.
STARVED TO DEATH. End of Aged Sisters. I I The pathetic details of the death of two I aged sisters who starved in a city of wealth I and plenty were related at the inquest at Liverpool on Wednesday on Mary Gray, aged 81, widow, and Ann Coyne, aged 74, spinster. The women were found lying dead on the floor of their kitchen, and it was stated that they existed on their old-age pensions and 7s. fortnightly subscribed by friends. There was no bed. Mary, who was blind, slept, on an old armchair. A piece of dried crust was the oniv food in the house. A doctor gave evidence that their clothing | was simply rags. Ann evidently had fallen over a tattered rug and lain helpless through weakness, dying ot concussion of the brain. Mary died more recently, and had sat in a chair for a day or two without any" thing to eat. Both were very emaciated. ) The coroner said it was a, horrible thing that in a city like Liverpool these poor old women had died in this way. >
ALL TO HER." I Soldier's j Terse Will. I One of the s hortest, wills ever admitted in an English court of law has just been proved. It was left by Lieutenant Frank Robson Kirkley, of Sunderland, who died while on service in Italy at the 24th Casualty Cleaning Station, and who was a son of Mr. Ea.ston Robson Kirkley, a director of the Sunderland (Shipbuilding Companv, Limited. It is five warcte, a signature, and a, date on the back of a vignette phowgra.ph I leave all to -her.—Frank H. Kirkle" v, j July 13, 1917. I The photograph was just a card 2im. by I 4ins. signed Muriel. In the ordinary way such a wi!l would not be vaJid owing to the ?ack of witnesses' signatures and the testamentary clause, but I in the case of soldiers' wills these are not Ie- ) quired. The value of the property is returned at 9520 14s. 3d. The shortest will on record is that of Mr. F. C. W. Thome, of Strea-tham, who died in 1905. It ran "All to mother.—C. T." .—
NEW MANAGES. OF MOSS EMPIRES. Owing to recent indisposition, and acting under medical advice, Mr. Frank Allen, who has been successively general manager and managing director of Moss Em pies, Ltd., has tendered his resignation, which the Board has accepted with much regret, Mr. Allen will retain his seat on the Board as a director in an advisory capacity. The Board has appointed Mr. R. H. Gillespie as manag- ing director.
SWANSEA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SUBSCRIPTIONS. The Swansea Chamber of Commorce on Wednesday decided, in view of increased costs and work, that from January 1st the annual subscription to the Chamber shall be five gu ineas, and that each member of the Chamber shaJl have the right to nominate one or more members of the staff as Ex- change members only at an annual fee of three guineas. Country members shall be ad- mitted to membenitip at three guineas an- aualty.
I LANDORE MYSTERY. I The Canal- Tragedy. I VISITOR WHO TURNED BACK. Mr. J. C. Morni hekl an inquest on W<-finesday on the body of Joseph Wellington (49), a- fuel worker, of Taibaeh. whdte dead body was found in the canal, on Sunday raorjliing A s-tep&on, Evan Thomas Recr. 40. Park-street, 'I'a.iba:ch, :spJ} of d^cesAed's mo "meats 011 Saturday, when he left to visit relatives in TiabemacJe-street. His father, he saId, was all right in health. Hugh Latham Thomas, No. 2, Tabernacle- street, Landore, said deceased visited this address, | and had dinner and tea there. He left abou-t 8 p.m., apparently to catel, his train, due at 9 o'clock, at Landore, and did not see him after- j wards- He was perfectly sober. The Coroner gl,-a,ned from witness that de- ceased must have retraced his steps, as ,the body was found almost opposite Tabernacle-streeit. William Regan, No. 118, Neath-road, Landore, spoke of seeing the corpse floating in the water. Sergt. English described the articles on the body, including a metal watch, which had stopped at 8-35 The Coroner remarked on the absencc of evi- dence as to how the deceased got into the water. It was a mystery. There was a wall between the road and the canal, and a man would have had to scale the wall to reach the canal. "Foulld drowned was the verdict returned, with no evidence to show how the de-ceased got into the water. j
25 YEARS AGO TO-DAY. Education Work in the Amman Valley. The annual distribution of prizes in connection with the Llandilo County [ School took place at the Drill Hall, I Llandilo, on Wednesday. Lieut.-Col. W. N. Jones, Duffryn, Ammanford, chairman of the governors, presided. The prizes were distributed by Mrs. L. N. Powell, Carregcenneh. The meeting was addressed by Mr. S. Glynne Jones, B.A., O.B.E., Llanelly. 11 The headmaster (Mr. G. Gwyn Jones, B.A.) in his report xlrew a contrast be- tween education 25 wears ago when the school was started and to-dav. Twenty-1 five years ago when he came the school, for some time numbered 100. It served both the Llandilo district and the Am-1 man valley. Now there were two schools serving the district. In the Ammanford school therev were 290 at j present, whereas at Llandilo school there were 260, so that t!? 100 in twenty years had grown to 550,\and these num- bers did not represent all that would be th,(, F.ch,( o? ?t? RonM be a4~r, mItted. The chairman, who mentioned that this was the twenty-fourth distribution ? he had attended, congratulated the headmaster and staff on the excellent results achieved, and said the governors: had in contemplation a scheme for en- larging the school.
RUSSIAN CONTRACTS. i 1100,000 Damages Case Dismissed. I I In the King's Bench on Thursday the action of Carl Grabowsky v. Vladimer Sagov- sky and Sir M. de Rouchokskv was men- I tioned. Counsel for plaintiff asked that the action should be adjourned as plaintiff was i absent doing business with General Denikin I in South Russia. Counsel for the first defendant strongly opposed an adjournment, and mentioned it was an action for £ 100,000 damages against two attaches in the late Russian Em- bassy, who were accused of having pre- vented plaintiff from getting a, contract to sell coal to the Russian Admiralty, saying that i-i their own view he was not' a, proper person to have it. Knowing tha.t the action was pending plaintiff went to Russia, and had not been known to communicate with anyone s:nce. Thew defendants had this claim hanging over them indefinitely, and in ,iew of such an intolerable state of affairs, counsel asked that the action should be dis- covin;;el a-,ked theit t"he actioii :should 1-w dis- Mr. Justice Lawrence, in dismissing the action with costs, said it would not prevent plaintiff bringing another action. -SO
AFTER MANY YEARS. I Aged Swansea Couple United. A couple whose ages totalled 118 years were wedded at Swansea Registry Office on Thursday-Mr. Charles Davies and Mrs. Margaret Williams. Both were playmates, and later, whilst Mr. Davies was at sea, Mrs. Williams married. She became a widow 24 years ago. It was not until recently that they met each other again.
POLICE STRIKERS. Definitely Finished Witb. Rumours about the possible reinstate: ment of the police strikers have lately been current in the force. The Commissioner of Police has now pul lished, for the information of all ranks, a precis of the remarks of the Prime Minister to the deputation from the Parliamentary Committee of the Trade Union Congres?, who raised this matter among others at an intcfoView with the Premier recently. Deeply as the Prime Minister reo gretted the consequences to the strikers and their families, he considered he would be undermining the whole disci- pline of a force whose discipline is es- sential to law and good government if he took the responsibility of advising the Home Office to cancel the clecisi n in regard to reinstatement..
MR. J.H. THOMAS OPTIMISTIC. Regarding the N. U.R. negotiations with Sir Eric Geddes, Mr. J. H. Thomas, M.P., states that he is hopeful of the result.
¡At a meeting of the Young People's Guild, I held on Wednesday evening at Ebenezer Chapel, Dunvant, Mr. Harry Powell, Dun- vant. lectured on "Personal experiences whilst on active service."
inuimmi ii saaaan HIRING OR BUYING? « I Swansea and the Smail I I Holdings Proposals. I The provision of small haldiags for Swansea was considered by the Parks Committee on Wednesday, when a full report by the borough treasurer on the regulations of the La&d Facilities and Settlement Order was presented and the conditions under wi £ ch part of the grant of 17t millions ejiitd se obtained I for Swansea. It was ?»*#/ that there were thirteen applicant of who:- six t wcilip,, ex-serviae nten r fOT whom the money was stated to h? eamarked). I Mr" F. Tunbridge (Boron?h Estate | • Agent) said he did not think they would require such a large quantity of ?nd as to preclude them buying what they wanted. It was stated that the other process was by hiring land on terms of either j fourteen or thirty-five years, and seve- ral members objected to the uncer- tainty of this tenure should the land be required for building. The Chairman (Aid. Hemmings) said that delay was. dangerous, as five millions of the money bad already been advanced Tf they were going to do anything "V should form a sib-com- mittee at once. It was decided to instruct- the I officials to seek for 100* acres of land, either within or without the borough, 'it b e,r w i 4L for the present applicants, also to form I a sub-committee to deal with their re- port and make the necessary applica- tions for the money required. The Estate Agent said the great point was to do nothing without sanction, and to proceed to get the necessary sanction at every stage.
COTTON BONUSES. Million and a Half for Spinners At, an estimated cost to themselves of one and a half million pounds, the Federa- tion of Master Cotton Spinners at Manches- ter yesterday recommended their members, who employ about 150,000 operatives, to pay each of them bonuses varying from Bl to L3 a month during the first three months of next year. The explanation of this unusual proceed- ing is that the operatives are under an agreement to work at their present rate of pay until March next, and as the employ- es are making unprecedented profits they desire that the agreement shall not alto- gether debar tSeir workpeople from sharing in the profits. In March the whole wages question will be cone into. cr NOT SATISF ACTORY. II ■i.- -Cotfaa- at a. meeting i;1 Manchester, said the cfenns was unsatis- factory, both in amount and in method of I payment. J,v t payindnt. The offéJ" was not a voluntary oRe on the part, of the Federation, as the Execu- tive Committees had been prosecuting this object for months.
fj HARBOUR TRUST SUPPLIES. jl bwansea tlarbour Trust Executive ￼ on Thursday agreed to tenders from ￼ various firms for supplies for the en-I. g? suing year. «
BANK MURDER. I THE _EES BANK MURDER. I A verdict of Wilful murder was returned against Lieut. Albert Redfern at the resumed inquest at Leeds on Wed- nesday on Mr. Edward Oates. bank manager, who was shot dead. Redfern was not present, and it was stated he was in prison hospital. ?—?——? — —— ￼ ..?? ￼
SWANSEA PROPERTY SALE. I At Mr. Kood's sale at the Cameron Hotel, Swansea, on Thursday, 11. Picton-terrace was sold for £ 272 10s. to the tenant; 36. 39, 40 and 44, Earl-street, were sold for E120 each to the tenant in each
PREMIER ANDGEAN ?UB. ?%f"* AN 11 In the House ot Commons on Thursday I Mr. Lloyd George said there are no grounds for the statement that submarines have been constructed in Germany either secretly or openly.
DECONTROLLING IMPORTED MEAT. 3lr. McUurdy, m a. written answer, says the steps which have been taken towards removing control of imported meat have merely had the effect, of permitting re- j tailers a.nd the public generally to obtain whatever quantities of this meat they may desfre. The protection afforded to the con- sumer by the enforcement of maximum wholesale and retail prices has not been removed.
PREMIUM LOAN FAILURE. Hie (iermall premium bond loan is a failure. Instead of the "anticipated 5,000,000,000 marks (nominally £ 250,000,000). the subscriptions total only 3,800,000,000 marks (nominally £190,000,-000)..An analysis of the sub- scription list reveals the true attitude! of mind of the German capitalists to- wards the -,credit of their Government. Seventy-nine per cent. is subscribed by small applicants, purchasers of one or two bonds.
v? ?- I- SKETTY BAZAAR, j A bazaar was held at St. Paul's Church Hall, Sketty, on Thursday after-1 Yto,on. In the una noon. In the una.voidable absence of' Admiral Heneage the opening ceremony was performed by Mrs. C. H. Eden, and ￼ the course of her remarks said that she, had been raUcd upon to do many things in her time, hut never before to perform the work of an admiral. (Laughter). A full report will appear on Friday.
ANGLO-PERSIAN LEASE MORE LAND. At Swansea Harbour Trust Executive Committee on Thursday, Mr. Roger Beck presiding, tenders for the supply of stores for the ensuing year were con- sidered and the firms' prices and con- tracts for same were approved. A further lease of land to the Anglo- Persian Oil Company was also con-I siuered and approved, and the Clerk was instructed to forward same to the Com- pany. S.v v-
SWANSEA 'VARSITY. Story of Past Efforts for Due Recognition. CHARTER GRANTED. As reported on page four, tl 3 King haf approve(hof the granting of a Charter fcf the Swansea Technical College, which wit HOW rank on an equality with the othef Constituent Colleges of the Welsh UniveS sity. Consequently the college attaint university rank. AF, far back as 1911 Dr. Varley, the then" Principal, reported upon the need of recognition and wrote in his 1913-14 repert3 Within the last three or four years thft'8 has been a strong movement towards affilia- tion or co-operation between the larger Technical Institutes and the newer Univer. sities." Mr. Richard Martin constantly urged the importance of it to the town, and when ex-Alderman David Davies was Mayor in 1916, a big town's meeting was held. at which many big subscriptions to- wards an Endowment Fund were announced from manufacturers and merchants, includ- ing th- -if Mr. T. J. Williams, M.P., -=- Alderman Ivor Cwynne (Chairman of the Swansea Education Committee). Mr. Roger BQI!3k, Baldwin's, w#!#- ■ aai others. The chamber of Commerce aJsf took the matter up, and in 1916 the annual report had this reference :— THE COLLEGE CLAIMS. ihe Committee has beea.y#ry active in bringing the claims of t?h-e' 'o be. fore the Education Authorities with th object of getting it recognised as a Con. stituent College of the University of Wales, with powers to qualify students for degrees; and to place the College on a. sound financial basis an Endowment Fund of nearly £ 100,000 has been guar- anteed bv the principal manufacturers and merchants of the town and district. Much of the credit for this magnificent fund is du, to His Worsh p the Mayor (Alderman David Davies), who has thrown himself "heart and soul into 'the work, wnich it is hoped will very shortly be crowned with success." THE ENDOWMENT FUND. !mce that time it has been deemed neek- sary to raise the amount of the Endowment Alderman David Matthews, M.P. (Vice-chairman of the Swansea Educatioa Committee). Fund to -0150.000 at the very least, in ordes to meet all the requirements laid down by the Royal Commission, that, with Lor Haldane as chairman, investigated Swan. sea's position on the. spot, and practically recommended the granting of Swansea's ra quest, which has now been acceeded to. The College Developmeht Scheme involvel the erection of a new University College foi the town, and now that Singleton has been aquired., the site of the new institution will probably be in these grounds. Mr. Richard Martin states: Swansea will have the great chance of its history in the matter of education. It will be placed on a footing equal to that of any town in the Kingdom, and in science and applied science I expect the college to take foremost rank." I REPRESENTATIVE OPINIONS. It should become the first of its kind in Great Britain, said Air. F. W. Gilbertson, the charman of the Technical College Com- mittee. He laid stress upon the need for the universitv spirit. Alderman Ivor Gwýnue and Mr. It J. Rees (director of education) also laid stress upon the desirability of developing general culture—"not an easy thing," said the latter. I
I BIG LONDON STORES. I Rumours of Branches Opening at Swansea. Rumours are being revived m Swansea, as to the likelihood of certain big stores open- ing bctfciiches at Swansea. In reply to enquiries we received the fol- lowing telegrams on Thursday No truth in rumour re our opening at Swansea at present. (HARROD'S)." No completed plans in that direction. (GORDON SELFRIDGE)." I -==
RECORD WARSHIP'# SPEED. A record speed was obtained oa Tuesday on the trial of H.M.S. Tyrian, a torpedo-boat destroyer, designed and built by Messrs. Yai'row and Co.. by Messrs. YaArow and Co..Glasgow. The vessel obtained a speed of over 45 miles an hour. which is practically 40 knots on an Admiralty four hours' cfiiciai trial in deep water. This speed is the highest official speed ever maintained by any war- ship in the world.
VULTURE CRIPPLES 'PLANE. PARIS, Wednesday. The following telegram dated the 10tb inst. has been received here from Mouh me-in (Burmah):- -The aviator Poulet, who is flying to Australia, started for Bangkok, but Lad. to return because a vulture dasnsd irto his machine, with the result that the right propeller was broken.—(Renter).
BELGIAN MINERS TO STRIKE. A telegTam trom Lbarieroi to the Efcoile Beige" (Brussels) states the miners have de- cided upon a general strike to begin to- day as they consider that the increases of wages recently granted to them are insolb- cient in view of the high profits of the coal mine&. (R--uter,1
Swansea hasTiaSeeS iec^ived a very heavy blow. I BREACH IN THE RANKS. I At present one cannot exactly tell what effect the loss will have on the Swans' programme. Of course, Tich was selected to play against Gillingham on Saturday in the Cup-tie, and the directors are faced with aai awkward problem as to who will play in his places Probably Amos Lloyd will be called upon to fill the much regretted vacancy. One cannot help expressing the view that the blow is the heaviest that could possibly be delivered upon the Swansea Town Club, which has been dogged by misfortune ever since the season opened. It is, indeed, a great pity, for "Tich" was without a shadow of doubt the most I promising footballer in Wales. [ THOUGHT IT WAS A STRANGER. I When Nicholas first made the grue- some discovery he did not dream it was I his football comrade; in fact, the first j message sent- through by Lewis (the new Swans' man) on the Daily Post" 'phODO was that a strange man" had been discovered gagged under the grand stand. Closer investigation revealed thc, sad truth. I BODY AT MORTUARY. I Immediately after -Ui,. Evans's depar- ture the body was removed to the mor- tuary under the supervision of Sergt. Thompson and P.C. Griffiths, who were early on the scene. Comparatively few people outside the field knew of the tragedy. J it:, MOROSE AND DE- PRESSED. I Fellow-Players' Grief Over Tragic Affair. Had it Dot been for the fact that Jock Nicholas went to fetch cok e to replenish the fire for the footballers' quarters the un- fortunate player's body would probably not have been discove-red for several days, as it was lying in the innermost depths under the grand stand in a. corner that could not be reached without etooping deeply. When Dr. Trevor Evans at-rived--be and the police had been summoned through the medium of the "Daily Post" private tele- phone on the field—he found the head so almost completely severed from the body that he could only make the formal state- ment that life had been extinct for the last couple of hours. There was surprisingly little blood a bout, which can be explained by the clean cut inflicted. In deceased's right hand a razor was firmly clasped, testifying to the deliberate nature of the unhappy deed. FELLOW-PLAYERS' GRIEF. In conversation with some of Tich's" fellow-players, who naturally were in a, state of deep depression over the deplorable occur- rence, a "Post" representative gathered that although there was a practice on the field it was noticed that he took no part, and appeared in a moro.setondition, speaking to no one. He has been dreadfully cut-up over the death of his wife," said one: "she. died in prema.ture child-birth, and he felt it very greatly indeed. He had only been married about ten months ago, and was deeply at- tached to his wife. So you can imagine what he felt." Tich" was, of course, very popular amongst his cemrodes, and they all feel the tragic occurrence very acutely. Amongst those early on the scene was Sir. Tom Martin, Swansea Castle, one of the direc-i tors, and he was much grieved over the] terrible affair. j