MY TIRED FEET ACHES FOR "Tiz "How glorious, how grand TIZ makes tired, swollen, sore, • perspiring feet feel." Just couldn't wai t to take my hat off Just take your: shoes off and then put those weary, shoe-crinkled, aching, burn- ing. corn-pestered,- bunion-tortured feet lof yours in a TIZ bath. Your toes will wriggle with joy; they'll look up at you and almost talk and then they'll take another dive in that TIZ bath. When your feet fl like lumps of lead —all tired out-just try TIZ. It's, grand —it's glorious., Your feet will dance (with j^y; also you-will find all pain gone from corns, hard skin, and bunions. I There'A nothing LTkp TiZ. It's the only remedy that draws out all the poisonous exudations which puff up your feet and oause foot torture. Get a 1/1? box of TIZ at any chemists or stores-don't wait. Ah! how glad your feet get; how comfortable your shoes feel. You can wear shoes a size smaller if you desire.
PERILS OF THE PIT. I A serious accident occurred on Saturday at Messrs. T. Brocklehuret, Limited's Vic- toria. Collieries, Bolton. There was a heavy and unexpected influx of water from old workings into new working which are now being opened out. A dataller named Jame* Hardman tUft warning, and nine men who were in the workings ran to the ehait, some in their bast to escape tho ttood leaving articles of clothing behind them. They were drawn to the surface in safety. Pump- ing operations were reeorted to and efforts made to "rescue Hard mm, who had re- mained in the workings, and but for whose timely warning. to his workmates to rnn fü theu lives '8, «eriouG 'iier would have endued. The efforts. however .proved futil- his dead body being etill unreoovered on Sunday. Hardman was 36 years of age, and lived in Bolton. t Entombed for Six Days. I William Park, a miner, of Dalton-in- Furriew. was rescued late on Saturday night in Garslide Pit, belonging to the Barrow 8LOO, Company, after being entombed for six days. A heavy fall of earth on Monday, cut Park off in one of the workings of the pit, and throughout the week a band of rescucr-v worked a-aiduonsly with pick and shovel. No evidence of Park's whereabouts had been. hearti from the entombed man from Monday until Saturday evening, when he could be hoard vigorously knocking. the efforts of- the rescuers were renewed, and, th. debriB having been removed, Park was found alive. He wis in i a very feeble state. I
FAMOUS VALLEY MUSICIAN* I The funeral took place on Monday after- noon at Pantteg, Ystalyfera, of Mrs. Hannah Morgan, Osborne Vilias, Ystaly- fera, the widow of the late Mr. Morgan Morgan, Cwmtawe, one of the best-known musicians in South Wales a generation ago, and founder of the Orpheus Male voice Party, which was the hrst to win national honours. Mrs. Morgan was a native of Ynysmeudwy, being tne daugh- ter of Mr. Wiiiiam Mainwarnig. In her early years she was the possessor of a beautiful soprano voice, and became one of the fotemost vocalists in the Swansea Valley. She was one of the leading mem- bers of the choir which won renown under the leadership of the late Ivandu Griffiths. She also for a time filled the role of con- ductor to a ladies' choir, which also won national laurels. The funeral rites were conducted by the Rev. E. G. James, assisted by the Revs. H. J. Jenkins, Aberamman; E. D. Lewis, Ystalyfera; H. Seiriol Williams, Pontar- dawe; John Thomas, Gurnos; and D. W. Stephens, Ystalyfera. Among others pre- sent were the Revs. J. S. Jones, Vicar of Ystalyfera; David Rees, Godre'rgraig; Councillor H. J. Powell, J.P.5 Councillor T. Wade Evans, Messrs. J. Walter Jones, B.A.; Arthur, Hopkin, Pontardawe; H. Morgan, J. Dyfrig Owen, and Professor Dyfed Lewys, Swansea. The chief mourner was Mr. W/illiam Mainwaring, Ynys- meudwy, (brother), and there were also present a large number of nephews and nieces.
ONTARIO FARMERS TO INCREASE I FOOD PRODUCTION. Arrangements have been made to set in motion the Ontario section of the Canadian Government's scheme to increase product.on of foodstuffs throughout Oanada. Every effort will be put forth to encourage Ontirio farmers take advantage of the unrivalled opportunity afforded by the great struggle in Europe. ith the workers drained from the fields in most of the coun- tries of Europe, it will be impossible for thoae to stay a.t home to plant and harvest normal orops, and the nations must look for food supplies to the countries where pro- duction has gone on uninterrupted. To enabie the fanners to meet the demind in- telligently and profitably, the Ontario Gov- ernment will begin a series of farmers' conferences where experts on crop raising and marketing will point out the best orops to raiaei and the foodstuffs that wiij be in demand. Several meetinga will be held in eich county during the next two or three months. The Ontario Department of Agri- culture, has for some time been carrying on an active campaign through farmers' in- stitutes, the district representatives and other channels of spreading information, and its results are already apparent in the I increased acreage planted this fall to wheat.
The death is announced, at the age of I 79. of Mr. Charles John Powlett, late of 1 the Indian Civil Service, which he I entered in 1859, retiring in 1885.
CULT OF CELTIC. Future Duty of Welsh University. The Monk in Wales was the subject of an interesting lecture delivered before the Carmarthen Cymrodoriou Society, by Miss E. J. Lloyd, M.A., a fellow of the University, of Wales, and now at tha National Library, Aberystwyth. The Rev. Waldo Lewis, B.A., presided over a large attendance. Miss Lloyd said it was very difficult for the people cf Wales, now ardent Protes- tants, to realise that the nation were at one time very strong Catholics. 1. The monks in Wales, working zealously during the dark period of Cymric history, had Iftft an indelible mark on the life of the country, and one could not emphasise too much the important part played by the monasteries in the life of the Welsh people. The monk in those days acted in a capacity of physician, merchant, presicher, lawyer—in faot, he was the most important perton in the district. People of the present day were apt to consider the old monks of Wales as bigoted and narrow minded, whereas they were most broad-minded men, with a wide outlook on life. The influence of the writingB of the monks on Welsh literature wtrfuld live as long as Welshmen were able to read in the mother tongue The monastery of the priory was the university of the 12th century, and she hoped that the original writings of the monks now extant would remain uk long as Wales existed. To them, as Welshmen, it was, in these days, to their shame to remember that it was Germany that had been in the forefront in studying the Celtic languages. That was work which the stndcnts of the Welsh University should consider a privilege to study. It was to be hoped that this war would result in stimulating Welshmen to the study of Celtic languages. Welsh students studied everything: hut their own language—(laughter)—but this waa work which the University of Wales could do. The lecturer added that the "Black Book of Carmarthen" written at Carmarthen Priory in the 12th century was the oldest manuscript extant written in the Welsh language. (Applause). On the proposal of the Rev. J. Dvf-nallt Owen, seconded by Mr. Henry Howel^ J.P., a vote of thanks wasiaccorded tbt lecturer.
MORRISTON RECRUIT MISSING., Mysterious Disappearance on Boating Excursion. News has been received by Mrs. J). B. Ware, 2, Edwards-row, Morriston* that her husband, Pte. David Rees Ware, who for some time past had been undergoing training with the South Wales Borderers (Pioneers) at Bournemouth, met with his death on Sunday, January 17th, as the result of a boating accident. The news was conveyed in a letter from Colonel J. D. Lloyd, battalion com- mander. that Pte. Ware and a comrade went out boating on January 17th, and nothing has been heard of them or the boat since. Colonel Lloyd adds: I fear that there is now no longer any hope of their having been saved. Your husband was a good soldier, and we shall mi*s him greatly in the regiment. I wish to ex- press to you my deep sympathy in your very sad loss." Previous to the outbreak of the way. Private Ware was employed as a pickler in the galvanising department at the Dyffryn Works, Morriston. Early in Sep- tember, he responded to Lord Kitchener's appeal and left for Salisbury Plain, from whence he was later transferred to Bournemouth. He returned to Morriston on a short furlough at Christmas time. He was 29 years of age, and leaves » widow and, four children. To our correspondent, who called upon her on Sunday, Mrs. Ware (who was greatly affected by the news she had re- ceived) said that for some days she had feared that something had happened to her husband. He generally wrote to her three and four times a week, and when a week had elapsed without hearing from him she feared the worst. She stated she is unable to accept the invitation given her by her husband's landlady to visit Bournemouth, as cir- cumstances would not permit her doing so.
CARBIDE KILLS FOWLS. A curious case-came before Judge Biryn Roberts at the Swansea County Court on Monday. Mrs. Ellen Beaujer, 24, Grafog-street, Danygraig, sued, William Harman, a next door neighbour; for 26s_ the value of eight fowls. Mr. Verley Price appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. W, Andrews (Messrs. Andrews and Thomp son) defended. Plaintiff kept fowls in her back garden. Through a hole in the wall they ran out on to a piece of common ground at the back of Grafog-street. It was alleged that defendant, who had a motor cycle, threw some carbide from an acetyleno gas lamp on to" the ground. The fowls ate the carbide, and died in consequence. After hearing the evidence, li.is Honou entered judgment for plaintiff for JB1-
Mr. Thomas George Williams, of road, Swansea, and. of Lloyd's Bank Chambers, Llandilo, solicitor, clerk to the Justices of the Ammanford Division, who died on Â ugust Uth last, left un- settled property of the gross value of Ji,404, with net.personalty £ 2,976. l*r». bate has been granted to his daughter, Mrs. Iris Margary Shaw, and his partner, Mr. Thomas Charles Burley, and power is reserved to gTant probate also to hit sor6 John Fortescue Hugh Williams.
I LLANDOVERY BOARD OF v GUARDIANS- r m I HONOURING AN OLD AND WORTHY <??' SERVANT. ,1 The fortnightly meeting of this Board was held on Friday, when there were „ present Mr. David Davies (chairman), « Aid- T. Watkins (vice-chairman), Messrs. Rees Lewis, Thomas Evans (Abernaint), v Thomas Williams, John Prytherch, Isaac it Williams, Richard Thomas. W. P. Lewis, E. Harries, D. L. Roderick, Nicholas Nicholas, D. C. Lewis, the eiork (Mr. D. T. M. Jones), the master (Yr. J. C. Kvaihs), and the relieving officer (Mr. E. Williams). Master's Report. The Master reported that papers had been sent to the House by Miss Rees, t Llanfairarybryn, Ald. T. Watkins, and ,s Mr.1 Garner, Stone-street, whilst Mr. Morgan, the hairdresser, presented tobacco to each male inmate. The num- ber of inmates was 2.), against 29 the corresponding period last year. Vag- rants relieved for the fortnight, 40; against 61 the corresponding period. Divine service had been condncted at the. House by the Methodist denomination. Mr. Daniel Lewis, Ynysyborde. one of the ? members, had secured five good porkers 4 for the Hotise at 34s. 9d. ,,cr head, which was a good bargain for i he sire of the pigs bought. Mr. J. T'; rh, one of the member?. -1 the weighing of a ii-, kig at the House. Tbo beast weighed 20 scores 4 lbs. The recent ¡ severe storm did a good, deal of damage 1 to the roofs of the different buildings at the House. Slates and ridges had been blown away and broken. The pigstye was denuded of its zinc roof, which was blown many yards into the garden. All ike damage, done had been repaired, mostly by the inmates. The most dan- gerous work had been carried out by Mr. James Hughes. The cost amounted to about 10s. A visit had been paid by Mrs. Pryse Rice, Llwynybrain, whe reported: ™ I have to-day seen all the inmates. and am struck with the comfort and kindliness of the place and homelike feel- M 'r? Pan i l lug pervading tti House." Mr. Daniel Lewis, Ynysyborde, made an equally Javourable report. The'last Jot of rIgs arere growing and in good condition. Mr. J. Prytherch also made a report to the same effect on his visit to the —The Clerk reported having received a Vitter from the Local Government Board rith reference to the appointment of Dr. Evans, Lampeter, as medical officer for the Caio distrifct. As he was not resident in the district, the Local Government Board could only sanction his appoint- ment in the first instance for one year. That was, if they sanctioned it at all. Dr. Evans had not yet returned the foims he (the clerk) sent him.—The Secretary to the Nursing Association wrote in reference to the Board's decision to ccn-, aider their application of an increase for the services of the nurse at the HCT,FC in three months' time. pointing (ut that tie financial year of the association ends on the 28th of February, and the committee wished that any arrangements come to with the Guarcb'ans should d?te from the 1st of March, so they asked for ) reply, with the Board's decision, t,v the R he, Pointed c lit t .8 Bth of February. She pointed cut that the association only wished to he raid for the district nurse's services, as in other Unions, instancing Llaandffo end Lampeter.—The Chairman: Wd passed ft the last meeting that the matter was to be deferred for three monthls.r-r. Richard Thomas: I'don't see any reason For altering that now. seeing it is only a question of delaying for two months, and I should like to know by then from the Nursing Association how many visits havo been paid by the liurse to paupers for the last twelve months. Wfvsha" then be Jpetter able to discuss the ,,iatter. —Aid. Watkins suggested that the par- ticulars be furnished up to the 1st of Januarv ,-Tho Chairman; Let up hs-O, it up to the end of the financial year- February. We can ask the secretary for the number of visits paid to the Hose. Mr. Richard Thomas explained that it was the visits paid to nle paupers lie meant.-The Clerk said that they got a printed list of the whole' thins every year.—Mr. Richard Thomas said that did -not specify the number of visitr, paid to pauners.—Tlio Clerk remarked that they had better furnish the secretary with a list of paupers. Otherwise he did not suppose they could. Mr. Itieliard Thomas said that when they asked for particulars of the number of visits paid to paupers on previous occasions they had received them.-The Clerk: Never a. to-paup--rs.The, Chairman said they had. but not perhaps for the last two or three years.-The Clerk said he had no recollec- tion of their receiving such a list since be had been clerk. He had never seen it- -Mr. Richard Thomas said they had had oartienlars of the visits naid to paupers, including the workhouse-The Chairman: I remember it. It arose out of a dis- cussion-Mr. Richard Thomas About five years ago. At that time an Attempt was made to refuse a subscription, ibar, was the last time, I think, we had the nnirber of visits paid to p.-«rin • Watkins: May be, but I don't remember. Tie Chairman i The relieving officer can ,apply tke names.-Mr. Richard Thomas: The ua- can supply the names of every one she attends.-The Chairman and the Clerk explained that possibly she could not. The previous nurse was a Native of the locality.—Aid- Watkins said he had been told, but was not in a position to substantiate it, that the visits to the workhouse these days were very d That was his object in asking for returns for previous years.-The CIer-k p-i-ted out that since the new order came m that the nurain? at the workhouse was MI)m 81- acting than it w? formerly P™}** the ?w order they m?t have a tramed nurse to attend at the workhou? ?-/? num w? going toe oftn to the work- How* she should be told so by the persons I in autherit y.-Ald. Watkins «aid that in the past there was no complaant of the nurse going too often.-It was decided to ask for a return from Janwry to Decem- ber. ilrt4.-The, Clerk submitted a return of wauper lunatice in the Joint Counties "Asylum. They were. all in good bodily health and condition, including a lunatic who* name has often been before the Board, m reapect to whom the authorities were in doubt as to whether he was dangerous or not.-Mr. Richard Thomas thought one womra from this Union should be brought out. It whe a great pity to keep her there.—Mr. 1. Evans sug- gested that the Board should communicate I rith the Institution con-corning her. Mr. ftic-linrd Thomas moved that they ask that she. be discharged on probation.—Aid. Watkins thought it would be a rather delicate matter to go between relatives. It would be a delicate thing to go between husband and wife.—Mr. Richard Thomas Mid that if the husband was made to pay for her maintenance he would soon get her from them.—Aid. Watkins thought that the Guardiang for fhe parish concerned would take the hint and find out from the rtlatives whether they wished to take the matter nr>. ■ I outdoor rtei lei, j ■t The Relieving Otheer s return showed that the number in receipt 9f out-door j Polief for the week ending. January 14tb waw 129. cost £23 6e.; corresponding week last year 118, cost £ 19 18s. 6d. For the week JantKiry 21flt 128, cost = £ 20 19e.: cor- reswn(ling week last year 118, cost < £ 19 Richard Thomas, in proposing j that an honorarium be given to Mr. E. Williams, relieving ofiicer, said he had I teen a most faithful oiffcer for the long j period of 33 years. He had also served them in other capacities. He acted as mllee,tor for the Union, for which*he wa-s I &%iA Jø. in the L In mest itMont theyi allowed 2s. in the X, He had been instru- mental in getting information regarding the settlement: of many persons. That j eutailed a lot of going about, but he had never troubled them for anything extra— simply the bare expenses. His inquiries showed that in most unions that work was deputed to outside persons. Then there was Lhe conveying of patients to the asylum. He always attended to that, and went with them personally. He also at-1 tended to the filling up of the neoessnry forms. -"re matters outside the duties of a relieving officer. Thus he waiy effecting a great saving, as they would l otherwise have to employ somebody else. If Pay stations had been done away with as far a« possible, and he went found paupers personally as far as he could. That entailed a lot more time and travel The introduction of the case paper system had increased the clerical work enor- mously. A lot of information had to be gathered before he could formulate an opinion as to the case papers. They had pauper3 SO years of age, and he had to get all the procur^'He \>M" • birth. He (Mr. Thomasy had one case bel fore him tlioii. Iff all the fc: jviswered there Were 74 on that alone*- Wlij! the work had doublefi. He had h," enter these details into his own books, and into the case papers. He had about 200 of these to fill, and with..reference to the, greatest bulk he had to crint-irr3 for the information to compile. To 1to back 80; years meant considerable work and exhaustive inquires, and going from i one place to another. ITe 7ho-,aght they ought to fake into (onÓdp,raton that h? never asked them for anything He had to keep a horse and trap, which I T.le had to ]-eel) a horse an d ihoight meant a lot of expense. He really thought they should appreciate is good services, and especially -the extra services which he rendered outside his duties as relieving officer' When the members asked him any questions he answered them con- J scientiously, and to the best of, his ability. The evidence gained on these questions and answers was always to be; relied upon. He thought that the least thing they could do in the way of show- ing their appreciation of this extra work, he had done was to vote him an honour- arium of J220 or £ 25. This would only' mean about half a farthing rate on the whole union.—Alderman T. Watkins had I great pleasure io seconding an honor- arium of J525 as the object was to show the Guardians* appreciation of the excel- lent work rendered by Mr. Williams to the Board for the long period of 33 years. At the time of Mr. Williams's appoint- ment there were two officers for the Union, and that arrangement continued for about 12 years afterwards. Then No. 2 district became vacant, and the Board was divided at the time as to whether to continue with two officers or else to' only appoint one to work the whole: Union. A very stfong and heated dis- ¡ cussion arose over that question, and a | memorable battle was fought upon it. He (the speaker* was in the thick of it. J (Laughter.)—The Chairman: You are, an old warrior. (Renewed laughter.)—Aid. Watkins: And I come out pretty well. I am one of the survivors to tell the tale from the period, who advocated the appointment of one relieving officer, which was carried by a majority, and I am quite sure that what was done tha1t ,1 day has not caused one moment's anxiety or uneasiness to those who believed one could do it. At the same time those who advocated the appointment of two were I perfectly conscientious and excellent members of the Board. Yet they be- lieved it was impossible for one to do* the work.—He had done it excellently for many years There had not been a single complaint from the auditor or anybody else. During that time Mr. Williams had saved the ratepayers £400. —Mr." Dl. Lewis: I want you to prove titat:-Alderman Watkins: I am pre- pared to prove it.—Mr. W. R. Lewis having made a remark, Alderman Wat- kins appealed to the chairman to inter- cede to stop the interruptions.—Proceed- ing, Alderman Watkins said he wanted to point out to his friend, Mr. Lewi?, that he was only stating facts. He had i three or four more. Then he would sit! down. One fact was as good as twenty arguments. Mr. Williams had found the settlements of a great number of paupers in connection with removals at no ex- pense to the Union beyond the bare out- of-potiket expenses. In connection with the ie,movalsofpaupers to the Asylum. there were forms which had to be filled with great care to comply with the requirements of the authori- ties, and although that was no part of his duty. Mr. Williams had filled them himself and the work had not cost a penny to the Board. If they had to pay for them he (Aid. Watkins) was understood to say that thea would cost about 10s. each. He touched on his work in connection with the case paper system and as collector. With reference to the latter work, they paid in some Unions as high as 20 per cent., or 4s. in the t. He was only paid Is. He had attended 65 audits without a single hitch, and the auditors had paid him the highest com- pliment possible on the way he had kept his books, and stated that he was one of the best officials they had come in contact with. During the 33 years he had never applied for an increase oi salary. (Hear, hear ) With reference to the £4.00 saved to the ratepayers lie wished to say that if the interest which would accrue was added it would amount to considerably more than the sum suggested as honor- arium. He hoped they would be unani- mous in the matter. They could con- gratulate them3elve3 on having tyie best officials of %uy Union he knew of.—Mr. Danie] J?wis said he was not /going to mova an amendment. He W th? greatest l respect for Mr. Williams, and agreed with what had been said as to the usefulness of his services, but his opinion was that IC25 was rather too much. He proposed 1-10 or .£15, He wished to remind them that they were there to serve the interests of the rate- payers, and this was a matter of which they should hear again. He. reiterated that ho had nothing against Mr. Wil- liams in any shape or form,—Mr. W. R. Lewis said he was quite willing,, and I' would vote from the bottom of his heart for giving Mr. Williams £20. In view of the facts "he was not afraid of what the ratepayers would say.—Mr. Lewis Roder- ick paid a warm tribute to the excellence of the services rendered by Mr." Williams. He urged them to be iinajiiui,)ui and not to divide over a small difference in figures. Let it be an act of graciousness on their part. It would be ungracious j to say, Don't give more than so and so." They had had facts before them which would convince the ratepayers that they were only paying Mr. WiLliams a moiety IOf what they owed,him. He was an old and worthy servant who had done his work splendidly and correctly from, the fitart, an d always to their entire satisfac- niiuot OiivSOS wiiieli come. before, them he was their counsellor, for they [.generally asked him what he thought of this case or that,—Mr. R. Thomas did, not believe that anybody had the inter- ests of i'h e ratepayers more at •heart than himself. He studied the expen- diture in every way, and he had weighed this question up rather heavily, and he was tlioroughly convinced that they were not erring on the side of extravagance at all, but on the side of giving ■s-o*. 11. recognition. At Llandilo they paid 210 a year to a clerk to superintend the case paper system alone. If it was worth £10 at Llandilo, it was surely worth something at Llandovery. The small amount he had suggested was a trifle to the pounds her had saved. Even since he (Mr. Thomas) had been a member .lie. had saved scores and hundreds of pounds to the Union. Mr. J. Prytherch, supporting, said that, as they all knew. Mr. Wil- liams recently underwent a dangerous and expensive operation, and he thought this a very opportune moment, to show their sympathy with him in a practical way.—The amendment was withdrawn, and the. Chairman said that: he was very glad Mr. Prytherch men-! tioned the operation Mr. Williams had lately undergone. He had much pleasure in supporting the motion.—On being put to the meeting, the Chairman' declared the proposal to be carried unanimously.—' Returning thanks, Mr. Wliliains said that he deeply appreciated the manner in which they had recognised what he hfiddöne; and ^-pecially the idnattimity of that recognition. He appreciated the kind words they had uttered even more than the honorarium. He hoped to live a while again • o repay them for their kindness. =-
CLEANSES YOUR HAIR, I MAKES IT BEAUTIFUL. It becomes thick, wavy, lustrous, and all I dandruff disappears. ,try. l1eri1te B;i l' Çln: if ^ou WIsh 9: ??iiat??' d?u? ?e ??'ty' ?t your hair* Just .a.cloth ,with ba-udemnc and draw it carefully through your hair, taking one small strand at a time; this will cleanse the hair of dust, dirt or any excessive oil—in a few minutes you will be amazed. Your hair will be wavy, "fluffy, and abnttd&nt, "Lild possess an, incotapaivflile softness, lu&tie and luxuriance. Besides beautifying the hair, one appli- cation of Danderine dissolves every par- ticle of dandruff; invigorates the scalp, stopping itching and falling haår., Danderine is to the hair what fresh showers of m. in and- sunshine are to iT«se- tation. It gpes right, to,Ihe ,jvots,invigor- ates and stiongthens them. Its exhilarat- ing, stimulating and lite-producing pro- perties cause the hair to grow long, strong, and beautiful. You can surely have pretty, soft,, lustrous hair, and lots of it, if you will just got a Iii-I bottle of I Ivnowlton's Danderine from any ehemiet and try it as directed.
HELPING UNCHARGED PRISONERS. Lieut.-General Sir James Hills-Johnes, i V.C., G.C.B., presided over the annual meeting of the Discharged ;P-riso-aers' Aid Society (for.the counties of ,.Carmarthen, j Pembroke and Cardigan) at C^riuarthen on Friday. The secretary (Mr..T. W. 1'1 Prosser) presented the annual report, which showed that 136 prisoners were, on j their discharge, assisted in various ways, and £ 45 13s. 8d.' was expended in 50 doing. The yk-a- liakl been a record one 1 in that respect. The number of prisoners discharged had steadily decreased during the last four years. The number last year was 579 as against 683 in 1913, 711 in 1912, and 924 in 1911. As far as could be ascertained, thirteen prisoners en- listed in the army on their discharge, and six of these were assisted by ,the society. The financial position was satisfactory, although- the subseription, list had been slightly affected by the war. The report was adopted, the Chairman remarking that they were srlad to find such a big decrease in the! number of prisoners. The Borstal Committee reported that 22 men between the ages of 16 and L'l had been dealt with, and that the Pro- bation Act had had the effect of keeping I many young men out of prison. In moving the adoption of the report. Colonel, Gwynne Hughes said the Prison Commissioners in their last report when referring to the decrease in income, gaye credit to the work of the Prisoners' Aid and other societies. Sir James HillsTolin4 was re-elected president, and Mr. W. W. T. ProeBer secretary.
BRECON SENTENCE QUASHED AT APPEAL COURT. The Criminal Appeal Court, on Monday, quashed the conviction of Alfred Golathan, who, at Brecon County Sessions, was con- vioted of entering a dwelling-house by night with intent to steal, and sentenced to seven years" penal servitude. The Lord Chief Justice said dt was shocking that a man should receive such a sentence when he pleaded guilty to quite another offence to the one with which he was charged.. It was plain that the 4nan merely 'pleaded guilty to being in the house for shelter, while he denied being there to steal. That plea was unfor- tunately taken for a plea of guilty to the charge of entering with intent to steal. Nobody had a rignt to take a plea when it was ambiguous. It might be said that the real case had ntit been tried, and that the court could order that the appellant I be tried. The wurt would make no such order.
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COLLIERY PROBLEMS. I THE SAFETY LAMP QUESTION. The South Wales Coal Conciliation Board mot at Garaui on .nonu:^ M.. llarnia presiding over the owners' side, and Mr. W. Brace, M.P., over the work- men's representatives. There were tv.o matters having a general bearing on the eoalheld for con"idera.t.ion ;-(1) The non- unionist question'; (2) the workmen's application that the custom be restored of paying an extra percentage at collieries where safety lamps are introduced in place of naked lights. With regard to the first of these, the owners promised to gi\e the matter fur- ther consideration. They were not dis- posed to deal with the safety lamp ques- tion as a general principle and the workmen agreed that each case should be dealt with on its merits. The non-Unionist question has, from time to time, caused considerable fric- tion in the coal held, for In their anxiety to bring all the miners into the fold of the Union the Miners' Federation are anxious to secure facilities on the col- liery premises for show cards"; but tho colliery companies as a whole refuse to prant these facilities. It was pointed out to them yesterday that by granting these facilities they would avoid con- siderable friction in the near future, but the coalowners replied that they could not, as an association, agree to show caris being taken on all col- liery promises unless tho Miners Federation could give them a guarantee that there would he no stoppages on the non-Unionist question. This guarantee the workmen's representatives could not give, and eventually the owners de- cided to give the matter further con- sideration. The safety lamp question affects about 7,000 men in different parts of the coal- field. and the workmen's representatives contended that by refusing to give an additional percentage whtre safety lamps were introduced, the owners were commit- ting a breach of an old custom, and trouble would assuredly follow. The owners argued that since the introduction of the electric safety lamp the quality of the light was so much better that the workmen experienced no extra inconveni- ence. However, after further discussion they agreed to consider each case on its merits and refer the disputes to the Peace Committee. The foilowmg omcial report was sup- plied by Mr. W. Gascoyne Palzielr— A meeting of the Board of Conciliation for the coal trade of South Wales and Monmouthshire was held at Cardiff yester- day, Mr. E. M. Hann presiding over the owners' representatives in the absence of Mr. F. L. Davis through indisposition. Mr. W. Brace, M.P., presided over the workmen's representatives. 4The work- men's representatives again raised the question of oil safety lamps and electric safety lamps having been introduced at several collieries instead of naked lights without any additional payment being made for tonnage or piece workers, and they repeated the request they had made at the last meeting of the board that a joint sub-committee should be appointed to inquire into the matter with a view to endeavouring to make a recommendation to the board on the general principle. The ownere representatives replied that they could not agree to a committee to decide the general principle on such a matter, but they would be willing to appoint a sub-committee to consider each case on its merits. The workmen's representatives accepted this proposal, and it was arranged that the disputes now existing in r,gard%to the change from naked lights to safety, lamp,; should be referred to the Peace Committee for inquiry. The workmen's representatives again asked the owners to afford facilities for show cards at the collieries1 with a view to preventing further "Stoppages arising from disputes that occurred over this matter. A general discussion on the question took place, and the workmen's represen- tatives put forward their arguments in support of their suggestion. Mr. Hann replied, giving the reasons why the owners were unable to allow show cards to take place on colliery premises. The owners further promised to placo the views of the workmen before the next meeting of the Coalowners' Association. and to give the reply to the workmen's representatives afterwards. The owners' representatives again re- ferred to the continued stoppage at Messrs. Cory Bros. and Co/s Gelli Col- liery, the workmen not having accepted the settlement made by the Peace Com- mittee, and they again urged the work- men's representatives to take steps to obtain a resumption of work The workmen's representatives stated that Mr. D. Watts Morsan had done what he could in the matter, and as he was at present unable personally to deal with the coal trade matters they suggested that the question should be brought before the next meeting of the Peace Committee. The owners' representatives said they would raise no objection to this course being adopted. Several disputes were considered by the board, and were referred to the re- prsentatives for investigation and with power to settle. Reports were received of settlements that bad been made by representatives of disputes that had been referred to them by tlite board. On the proposition of Mr. E. M. Hann, seconded by' Mr. Wm. Brace. M.P.. a resolution was unanimously passed by the board congratulating Lord St. Aldwyn on the honour conferred upon him by the King.
WITHDRAWAL OF ORDER. I The Board of Agriculture and FiFheries have issued an Order withdrawing all the remaining general restrictions on the movement of animals which were imposed j by them in connection with the outbreak I of foot-an(I-mo-iih disease near Bedford, no case of the disease having occurred I since the 17th ult.
I SWANSEA STUDENTS, I NOTABLE SUCCESS OF COLLIER- AKTIS i t IN LONDON. At a meeting of the Swansea Art and Craits coumi-Luee at the lHynn Vivian Art ouiitiy on jiionaay afternoon, Aloer- man l). juavies, cuaimian, pxesiued. It was reported tuat tue number of visitors to tue Ulynn Vivian Art Gallery during iSovember was 1,828, and in December 2The total ior the year was and that of the iJeiiett-fc rancis Art (iaiieiy, lU.Ooll. These were about the same as last year, but the attendances would have been considerably larger but t. or the war, as since August they had been about 30 per oeift. down. It was decided it was unnecessary to pay additional war insurance risks, in view of the compensation the Government is making, and of the small possibility of the town ilbing bombarded. Mr. Koger beck presented the institu- tion with a dozen exceedingly fine water colours by an uncle, Samuel Lucas, a partner of the Old Hitchen Brewery in Hertfordshire. He was a classical scholar and an artist born. The brewery was still running, but the painter's son, panic- stricken with regard to the prospect of the brewery following Mr. Lloyd George's penny per pint," asked him to purchase some of his uncle's paintings. So he told I him to send a dozen, and if the Council j would go to the cost of framing and glossing, he offered them for permanent exhibition. They were not touched by pencil, and to any water colour student in Swansea they were an encouragement.— The offer was accepted with grateful thanks. Through Mr. David Roberts, the com- mittee accepted with, thanks from Lieut. Herbert Roberts, F.R.G.S., F.S.A., one of the boxes issued to the troops on active service at Christmas by Princess Mary. On the motion of Dr. Arbour Stephens, it was decided to point ont Swansea's small representation on the committee of the National Museum, and Mr. Roger Beck was nominated. The Mayor is at present the only representative. The number of visitors to the Deffett- Francis Art Gallery during November was reported to be 670, and during Decem- ber 943. Mr. Grant Murray reported that as a result of a concert at the annual prize I distribution, £ 5 5s. was to be handed to the Mayor's Relief Fund, .£:5 5s. to the Belgian Relief Fund, and .£2 Is. to the Prince of Wales's Fund. It was decided to award a part-time I scholarship to Thomas H. Short. It was reported that the next public lecture would be by Mr. G. A. T. Middle-' ton, A.R.I.B.A., on Some Belgian Towns Affected by the Wsi," at the Free Library, on February 25th. Mr. Grant Murray said he was gratified, to report that a former student, Evan J. Walters, aged about 21, who went to London last year as a student in the Upper School of,the Royal Academy, had been awarded a first prizr, silver medal, and X15, for drawing from life, and a similar prize from the Regent Polytechnic School. The Chairman remarked that Walters was formerly a collier. The committee accepted the offer of Dr. Arbour Stephens to loan an oil, "The Mystic Marriage of St. Catherine/' for six months.
_H_- I M'OTHER AND DAUGHTER CHARGED I WITH THEFT. At Swansea Police Court on Tuesday, Rachel Davies (18), single, and Elizabeth Davies (52), married—mother and daugh- ter-were charged with stealing and re- ceiving a gold dress ring value t2 between January 3rd and 11th from No. 154, Cwm- road, Bonymaen, the property of Evan George Sims. Prosecutor said that the younger prisoner had been in his employ as a domestic servant. She left about three weeks ago. A week after she had gone he missed the ring. He made a complaint I, to P.C. Hill and on the following day went with him to Mendelsohn's pawnshop; in Fabian-street, St. Thomas, where he identified a ring. Moses Mendelsohn said that the older defendant came to his shop and offered the ring in pledge. She said it was her. daughter's property. He advanced 5s. on the ring. She had been a customer for many years. P.C. Hill deposed to visiting the defend- ant's house on Monday everting, and Raw both of them. He cautioned them, and Rachel Davies said I picked the rinq up in the room and did not think it was any srood." Elizabeth Davies said, U I thought it was my daughter's. She told me it was her's. and that her young man had civen it to her. I must admit rmwning it." The girl admitted the theft, but her "11nther said that she thought the ring bolon^ed to her dannrhter. Superintendent Roberts said that he had known the girl for some time, and was very much surprised to see her in the dock. The case against the mother was dis- missed, and the girl was bound over in the sum of £ 5 for twelve monthf.
CWMRHYDYCEIRW DEACON. I The remains of the late Mr. Rhys Lewis. grocer, Cwmrhydyceirw, were interred at Bethel (C.M.) Jtiurial-ground, Llangyfel- I ach, on Friday. The deceased, who was 68 years of age, was well known and highly respected at Cwmrhydyceirw. He took an active in- terest in the welfare of the Tabernacle Baptist Chapel, where he was a deacon. He was for 1-4 yeare a member of the Clase Parish Council, being chairman in 1910. He was an overseer for 6 years and a charity trustee for 5 years. The funeral was largely attended. The Rev. H. ( D. Clement, Cwmrhydyceirw, officiated, and was assisted by the Revs. J. Owen (Caersalem), Rhys Lewis (Graig- cefnparc), D. Picton Evans ,M.A. (Mor- riston), D. Samuels (Morriston), and Rev. T. Thomas (Moriah, Ynistawe). The chief mourners were Messrs. Daniel Lewis William Lewis, Henry Lewis, and Rees Lewis (sons), Mr. John Lewis, Llan- sam let (brother), Messrs. David Lewis, George Lewis, W. R. Thomas, and Thos. Thomas (sons-in-law), Messrs. C. low, R. T. Lewis, Ivor Lewis, Elvet Lewis, and Willie Lewis (brothers-in-law). A number of the .fellow deacons were present, and the following acted as bearers: Messrs. John Harris, Thos. Wat- kins, John Davies, D. Isaac, T. Thomas, and Henry Evans.
WHY OUR SOLDIERS I ARE FED WELL. Tommy Atkins is fighting all the better I because he is fed well. No army has ever had its food supply so carefully arranged, and you can imagine how keen the I soldier's, appetite gets from his arduous work. What about your appetite?—you who belong to the great civilian army which keeps the wheels of industry going. Is it fiickle and in need of constant pam- pering ? Do you positively dread the sight of food because of the pains which follow eating, and make of meal-times a mery? Depend upon it your digestive organs are not working properly. You need some- thing to restore tone to stomach, liver, and bowels, which, like machinery, are apt to get clogged and out of gear. Noth- ing does this better than Mother Seigel's Syrup, the digestive tonic famous for 46 yearu. Personal test will convince you.
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WAS. IT FUEL OIL? Swansea Action Raises Important Point. Tho adjourned summonses against Messrs. Johnson and Burgess, ship chandlers, Swansea, for alleged breaches of the Customs and Inland Revenue Act, 1879, to wit.: Exportation of petroleum fuel oil and unlawfully aiding and abetting, counselling and procuring one Joseph de Poorter and one Hendrik de Kok in the offence on November 3rd, again came before the Swansea Benoh on Tuesday. Mr. Hubbard, of the office.of the soli- citor for customs and excise, prosecuted, and Mr. Villiers Meager, instructed by Mr J. D. Rawlings, Swansea, defended. At to-day's hearing Mr. John Davey, Bafod, said that he supplied Crown Dia- mond oil. which was used for illu- minating purposes, and sometimes for oil engines. Mr. Bowles, of the Government Labora- tory, London, said that he had examined the ramplo of oil produced. It was a fuel oil. as it could be used for internal com- bustion engines. Mr. Meager for the defence said that everything was done above board. He submitted that the summonses not being in order, there was no case. He also sub- mitted that the oil was not petroleum fuel oil. Evidence was called to the effect that Crown Diamond Oil was an illuminating oil. It was not usually called kerosin in this country, the common name for it being paraffin. It would, of course, burn, but for that reason it was not fuel oil. Mr. Black, of Messrs. Arnott and Co., held that the Crown Diamond Oil was used as a lamp oil. Mr. C. A. Seyler, borough analyst, said that the oil wae generally called paraffin, and was specially reiiued for illuminat- ing purposes. The Bench retired to consider their decision. Upon their return they an- nounced that they found that the oil was petroleum fuel oil, but as it was not generally known as such they imposed a nominal penalty of 5s. for aiding and abetting Hendrik de Kok. Each side, we understand, pays its own costs. Mr. Meager applied that the Bench state a case. Mr. Hubbard afterwards pointed out that the reason the proceedings were 1 taken was to impress upon the traders that they should take particular care in shipping goods prohibited for export, and especially petroleum. Mr. Hubbard re-, ferred during the hearing to the fact that Messrs. Johnson and Burgess, Ltd., were a firm of very high standing.