K- THE MEMBER FOR SWANSEA DISTRICT. j. DISTRICT. ) I Mr. T. J. Williams Selected at Neath Meeting i-, The last .tage ir. UlO selection of a rcprc' j ?tttative in Parliament for the Swansea V ( District seat vacated by the Right*Hon. ■ Sir David lirynroor Jones, K.C., was reached on Saturday, when the liberal delegates fr om the constituent, divisions met at thi) Liberal Club, Neath, to receive the results of the district voting. It wae reported that Mr. T..). Wilhams had recciv-ed a majority—the delegate vote work ing out 76 to 71—and he wiis formally adopted as the Liberal candi- date for the constituency. Only the legal formalities—the issue of the writ. etc .-have to be complied with to make \Mm the member for the Swansea Dis- i- trict. i|' The Conservative party and the Labour i party have decided to observe the ? political truce. Alderman Hopkin Morgan was voted to the chair. He said he wished to make it clear that he was not there in the capacity of a delegate—as a delegate, he meant appointed by any commidee. He understood different committees had been appointed for the various candidates, lift expressed no opinion on that. He had nothing to do with any of those com- mittees in any capacity- he was simply and solely in an independent position acting as chairman of that final meet- ing. I trust we will have a pleasant meeting," he continued—(hear, hear) and that there will ho no bickerings. (Hear, hear). I don't think to-day there is any occasion for it, and the less we have of bickerings now-because we don't know what may happen—the better icr I all concerned." (Hear, hear.) The object of their deliberations, said | Mr. Hopkin Morgan, had been to en- deavour to get at the voice, of the £ Liberal electors of the Swansea District. $He sincerely hoped that at their final meeting their deliberations would be of such a nature as to leave no bad feeling ¡ afterwards. (Applause). Throughout their discussions—he would not say controversies—they had endeavoured "0 I elicit the opinions of the various elec- toral divisions. There had been a differ- ence of opinion, as there always would bo in the Progressive party. "Unless we differ in our opinions we are making I no progress," declared the Chairman. "A difference of opinion is a sign of life, of vitality, and cf growth, a sign of expansion, and a igu of SOlidarity at last. (Hear, hear.) What I am par- ticularly anxious about, and .-wish to emphasise now is. that however much we may have differed and 'slogged' at each other—if that has been done—in y the various electoral divisions and hero, If?t us make a grave for the hafch(?. 'I (Hear, hear). You don't want to he ? 'chopping' and 'chipping' each othei I that .cannot: be helpful to us. What we, want now is a united front, if we can get ■ rt. the sole desire that in the Swan- sea District, nothing is to interfere with the free choice of tho Liberal electors as far as our representative is concernpd." He trusted they would all part as friends, fullv determined finally selected their candidate, therv would be no further fll,, and bother, but that, the gentleman selected would be re- reived a, the recognised candidate, to be elected eventually as their representa- tive. (Applause.) Mr. Harry WiHiama (secretary) reported the result t? the district voting as fol- ?Wi!: First Vote. -?[r. A. A. Themes, 208 ? Mr. Dan Thomas, 762; Mr. T. J. WH- -I,tr. -Da-i ￼ Secmfd Vote and Proportional NumbeT of Delegates.—Mr. Dan Thomns, 872 ?yotm. 71 del?at<?s: Mr. T. J. Wi]Ham;?' 1.0H votes, 76 delegates. This gtve majority for Mr. T. J. Williams of H2 votes and live delegates. The Chairman suggested that the proper course of procedure would now be to for- inall i- move and second Mr. T..1. Wil- liams's adoption. Mr. Rees Edwards moved, and Mr. H. burgess seconded, the ra.sol ution. Mr. W. Rowen Davies (Neath) said he was sorry to strike a dissentient note, but he ri^pectrfully suggested it would not bo fair to ask the delegates who were in the minority to give a second vote for Mr. Willi.ins. The Chairman: The motion is:- That in accordance with the result of ib,, voting now given, Mr. Williams be adopted as the candidate. At this juncture would it be wise to ask for a vote in the negative? (Hear, hear.) .I don't think it would be polite or ex- .^ffedi'c'nt. There is certainly no principle I Involved, inasmuch as the District throughout has decided by ballot. I don't think it would be wise to divide upon the point at all. (Applause.) Mr. John Meredith (Morriston) said he feared they were starting again upon what hud been the main failing of their past meetings. Iu the past the meetings had been monopolised by half a dozen or no people, and the rank and file had said very little. We have been here six times," he said, and I am getting tired of it. Had the votes been cast the other way I would not have hesitated to put the hatchet out of Fight. (Applause.) I have done everything for my candidate, but had he been beaten J would have taken the other man by tho hand and wished him good luck. Let us close up Ur ranks. I appeal to you as Britishers: Y Let's close up side by side ready for any "pother fight. (Applause.) Mr. Bowen Davies said he had lively recollections of what transpired a couple of months ago. when a unanimous vote was desired for Mr. Mantel- man. Some of the delegates then went against their inctrii-etions. 1 have no other instructions to-day," he said, "than to vote for the candidate for whomi I have, striven all along. We are not going to; ask ocr candidate to fight, but are pro- pared to abide by the decision of the tnajority; but we ask you in fairness not to strain the principle we hold by asking Os to vote f¿r the pther candidate." The Chairman: May I interpose. I have not said it was my inten- tion to ask for a negative vote. I have not suggested it. This r?olution is in accord- ance with the re?ult? aanounccd by Mr. Harry Williams, and it is quite in keeping with that to put it to the meeting. The Rev. B. T. Jones: I don't pee what Torre the resolution can have unless you take into account the minority. The Chairman then put the resolution, and there was a loud response of HAyes." Without.putting the contrary, he declared it carried. Mr. Harry Williams waS requested to communicate the decision to the Chief fliberal Whip as soon as possible, in order feat the writ may be issued without further delay. Mr. T. J. Williams and Mr. Dan Thomas were then invited into the room to address the delegates, and they were aach accorded a rousing reception. Mr. Williams, who wa^ warmly T- ceived, in returnin thwa ?l .s for his adoption, said he thought he could now pay he was fairly woil on the way to St. Stephens. In his thanks he included khe Chairman and those delegates who, tor reasons they were entitled to ha..ve- rood reasons—desired fomeon? else but Himself, jo represent the Swansea Dis- trict. "'But the time has now come," he said "when our ranks must be closed. (Hear, hear). Wo must be one united body, because in the future there may be rocks in front of us." He had not fought against Liberalism, he went on t6 say. but fought for Liberalism, and the Liberals in the Swansea District ¡ should become so strong that, whatever j anient happen in the future, tho am-) stituency. as in the past, would be a Liberal one. He was perfectly con- scious of the responsibil'ty he had sought at their hands, and which they had now entrusted to him, but he hoped he would obtain the respect of the electors in the same way as his pre- decessors. (Hear, hear). He realised he had to follow in the steps of dis- ting???shpd men like the lato Lord Swansea, and if he might say so with filial affection, his own father, and also Sir David I-Irviiinor Jones. He fully appreciated how much they expected of him, and he promised he would serve them to the best of his I ahilitv. He would stand fast to the motto of Peace, Retrenchment and Reform," a r) d be faithful to true Liberal principles and those traditions which all Liberals wished to see perpetuated. TIe would sup- port tho Government to the best of his ability iu any endeavour to bring this un- fortunate war to a happy end. (Applause.) When the war was over and we gathered the fruits, he hoped his ability as a com- mercial man would be of some benefit to the country, and to that constituency in particular. He also wished to include in the expression of thanks his wife, who had worked with untiring energy for him during this campaign. (Applause.) Mrs. T. J. Williams followed with a few words of thanks, and said she would do all she could to help her husband as the Member for Swansea District. (Applause.) Mr. Dan Thomas, who enjoyed a hearty reception, said at the outset: "I have been defeated; but at any rate I am glad that Liberalism in the Swansea District I:as at last made up its mind." Although defeated, he was very grateful to all for the kind reception he had met with in the constituency—(hea?. hear)- having been received on all hands with courtesy and appreciation. That was a great consolation to him. His friends generally had been very kind. and ho had also received kindness from his opponents. I make no complaint," said Mr. Thomas. I only hope that I also may some day enter the House of Commons. I am glad to have been able to stand up so well for myself, and I warmly appreciate the fine I support extended to me. I congratulate you on having at last made up your mind, and arrived at a decision." (Ap- plause). One necessary formality adopted by the meeting was the disbandment of the Liberal Association until after the elec- tion. The Chairman announced he had re- ceived a notico of motion from Mr. F. L. Parry. Mr. Chas. Jones: If the Association is disbanded how are you going to receive a notice <rf motion? The Chairman said ho would leavo Mr. Parry to take what course he liked. Mr. Parry did not come forward to press his action, and the matter dropped. A vote of thanks to the Chairman was proposed by Mr. Chas. Jones, who cli- served that Alderman liopkin Morgan had displayed commendable impartiality all through the. proceedings of the elec- tion. Mr. T. Ellis seconded, and Mr. Morris I and AL. H. Burgess supported. Mr. T. J. Williams and Mr. Dan Thomas also supported. Mr. Thomas said Mr. Morgan had been absolutely impartial throughout that campaign. His courtesy and kindness had been most marked on all occasions. The resolution was heartily carried.. Alderman Hopkin Morgan replied, and said ii;, was very pleased that that final meeting was the mst harmonious of the series. v The Chairman ca Ved for three dicers for the secretary, an they were heartily given. The proceedings closed with the ringing of the Welsh National Anthem and God Save the King." Mr. Dan Thorlas Thanked. I Subsequent to the delegate conference on Saturday, the supporters of Mr. Dan Thomas met at the Mikado Cafe. Mr. Charles Jones (Aberavon) presided, and amongst the large company were Mr. Moses Thomas, J.P. (Aberavon), Mr. Arthur Forsdyke (Port Talbot), Mr. T. S. Ellis (Port Talbot), Mr. S. T. Williams (Landore), Councillor Nicholas (Port Talbot), Councillor Matthew Arnold (Mayor of Neath), Mr. W. Bowen Davies (^eath), the Rev. A. C. Phillips (Aber- avon), Mr. Isaac Griffiths (Cwmavon) Mr. D. Whitta Davies (Landore), Mr. John Phillips, J.P. (Aberavon), the Rev. O. C. Morgan (Pentrechwvth), Mr. Morgan E. Rees (Pentrechwyth), Mr. Harry John (Stt John's), Mr. Jonah Arnold (Neath), Mr. Tom Hughes (Landore), Mr. Tlios. Francis (Mansel- ton), Mr. David Anderson (Aberavon), Mr. Morgan R. Morgan (Neath), Mr Win. Jones (Pentre), and Mr. W. Clement (Landore) Mr. Charles Jones (Aberavon) moved the following resolution:- That this meeting of delegates of the Swansea District, comprising the leaders of Liberalism of this con- stituency, desires to phice on record its sincere thanks to Mr. Dan Thomas for the magnificent manner in which he has conducted his campaign, and admira- tion for the dignity with which he Las fought. His untiring devotion end service to the Liberal cause is rai'«Ii Pp- preciated, and his conduct throughout has won for him the highest r .-teem, and we hope that in the near future he will represent true Liberalism and Welsh Nationalism in the House of Commons. The Chairman paid a high tribute to Mr. Dan Thomas, and said they Ave re t-il proud of him and moro determined than ever to have him at some future tim-3 as their member in tho House of Commons. (Applause.) Mr. Forsuyke (Aberavon) seconded the resolution. lie was convinced that had Mr. Dan Thomas been in the field a little curlier the result to-day would have been different. He hoped to see Mr. Dan Thomas at Another time the standard- bearar of their principles. (AppL.use.\ Speaking in support. Mr. J. E. Gethin (Landore) said that although the resolu- tion was a comprehensive one every word was true and sincere. From his personal. acquaintance with Mr. Dan Thomas, he knew why they were not downhearted. They were proud of the fact that they had lost honourably. (Applause.) Mr. Dan Thomas was just the right type of man that was going to find his way to the floor of the House of Commons. He was glad Mr. Thomas was not dis- couraged. The way he finished his speech at the Liberal Club that afternoon re- dounded to his credit. Councillor Matthew Arnold said he deemed it a pleasure to be as- sociated with the resolution. Prior to the vacancy occurring ib the Swansea District, Mr. Dan Thomas was to him a stranger; to-day he was proud to call him a friend. (Applause.) He could only re- echo the words already expressed as to the dignified and gentlemanly way he had conducted himself throughout the cam- paign. Mr. Dick Steer (Landore) agreed with the Mayor, and said he was not going to remain satisfied until Mr. Dan Thomas was their member. (Applause.) Mi-. Jonah Arnold said he had taken a !?n .intfrMt in ?e ejection because h" felt it his duty to su-pport Mr. -(Ir- man. a brilliarut democrat a man who spent years of his lite studying social problems, and when he withdrew he also foit like hnisfiiiig. lie 4ad not mot Dan Thomas until tha,, afternoon, but he I knew him to be a gentleman and a thorough sportsman, and no one need be a prophet; to say that the day was not far distant when Mr. Thomas would be a member of the House of Commons. (Applause.) Mr. W. Bowen Davies (Neath) said ho enjoyed a keen fight and a good debate, but he could not express his appreciation of Mr. Dan Thomas in his presence. A general election was near at hand. and he hoped the Liberals in the, Swansea Dis- trict would set to work organising. let them see to it tha.t a Liberal Association was formed in every electoral division. Councillor Ellis (Port Talbot) said it was after a visit. to the National Liberal Club. London, that he decided to support the candidature of Mr. Dan Thomas, for he beard and saw enough of Mr. Thomas s ability to convince him that ho was the right man for the right place. (.Applause.) Mr. Dan Powell (Landore) urged that the Liberals of Swansea District should lose no time, but set to work at once to organise their forces. Mr. Ben Rees (Landore) said that Mr. Dan Thomas had won the confidcifcee of the Liberal lc-adera in the Swansea Dis- trict. Mr. Anderson (Aberavon) said ho sup- ported Mr. Dan Thomas because of his sterling work for Liberalism. The other night when driving down to the famous and historic city of Kenfig, he had the genial company of Mrs. Dan Thomas. It was a privilege and pleasure to be in her company, and he came to the conclusion that Mr. Thomas would be worthily sup- ported at home. Mr. LI. Jones (St. John's) endorsed all that had been said. Mr. Dan Thomas was a stranger to him a few weeks ago, but his record for Liberalism claimed his support, and to-day he was proud of the fact that he had supported him. Mr. Morgan R. Morgan said he had only got to know Mr. Dan Thomas within the last few weeks, but he found in him a man worthy of his support and work. In appealing to the young men to rally round Mr. Thomas, he said he felt that in the young manhood of our country they had a trem-,fidoii-, force for Liberalism, and in Mr. Dan Thomas the I young men had an excellent model. In that campaign they had succeeded 1ft getting the Irish vote by fair tactics, and the Irish vote went solid for Mr. Dan Thomas because of his worth, his sound services to Welsh Nationalism, and his strenuous support of thellomc Rule Bill. Mr. Thomas had not received the support of any section on any other than honourable lines. Mr. Arthur Davies (Port Talbot), said that in Port Talbot practically all the 57 votes given to Mr. Arthur Thomas were re-cast in the second vote for Mr. Dan Thomas. The Rev. O. C. Morgan (Pentre- chwyth), said they wanted men in the House of Commons who would speak for Wales. Mr. Thomas had worked for Wales. Mr. Tom Hughes (Cwmbwrla). wished Mr. Thomas better luck next time. They hoped another opportunity might arise, and that he would obtain a seat in Parliament. Mr. W. Clement, in a ipw words, urged the need of organisation. Mr. John Phillips, J.P. (Aberavon), said Mr. Thomas did well in Aberavon. being top of the poll. He had fought a clean fight, and he hoped one day they would have the pleasure of seeing him member of Parliament. (Applause). Mr. Lewis M. Thomas said Mr. Thomas's supporters had every reason to be contented—they had fought with clean hands. The Rev. A. C. Phillips (Aberavon). said his acquaintance with Mr. Thomas had convinced him of his personal merit and his sturdy Liberalism. He was quite sure he would have made an-ideal representative for the Swansea District. Mr. Moses Thomas also spoke appre- ciatively of Mr. Thomas's services to Liberalism. The resolution was carried by acclama- tion. Mr. Dan Thomas, who was heartily cheered, said. he fully appreciated the kind remarks that had been made, and the kind reception he had had from his friends in the Swansea District. There was an old saying that a prophet is not without honour save in his own country, but not only in the outside districts but in Morriston itself, an excellent feeling had been shown towards him by all sections of the electors. He re- presented no class; he represented Liberalism, and had stood up for true Liberalism. That was a source of gratification to him td-day. "I have stood by the faith and fought the good fight," he said. a I fully ap- preciate the forces that were against me, but rather than dwell upon that I would speak of the great number of friends I have made throughout the constituency, and having come into as- sociation with all flections of the com- munity, I am glad to testify to the good Liberalism I have found in the con- stituency. My faith in Welsh Liberalism and Welsh Nationalism has been con- firmed. I have always had a great con- ception of Welsh Nationalism since I left my native home, and now, having como into elos-e contact with it in the Swansea District, I can say that it quite comes up to my expectation." 4 the need of organisation in the division, Mr. Thomas said it was to be hopt-d that the lesson of that cam- paign had been learnt, and that the leaders of Liberalism in the Swansea. District. would take steps without delay to get an efficient organisation together. Organise yourselves," be- said, and I am sure your Liberalism will be all the stronger for it. and will be able to declare its mind in future without the possibility of a repetition of the un- dignified happenings and muddle of the last few weeks. Whatever happens, this election will be a happy recollection to me. My hope and aspiration is still to represent Swansea District in Parlia- ment. What will happen in the future I cannot tell, but if Liberalism should ever want me as a champion in Swansea District, or anywhere in Wales, I shall be ready to offer my services." (Ap- plause.) In conclusion, Mr. Thomas paid a tribute to the workers in his behalf, and said he could not have wished for a better set of men. Mr. E. S. Phillips (Neath) wrote an interesting letter to Mr. Thomas re- I gretting his inability to attend, in the course of which he observed: "Mean- while T hope some other constituency will soon call you to its service. Our acquaintance has been brief, but long enough to cause one to believe that in von we had a gentleman of high ideals and lofty character, and one to whom we might have looked with pride had you been selected to bear the banner of Liberalism in this constituency."
OFFICIAL RETtTRNS OF THE VOTING. I Appended is the official returns of the vot- ing in the various districts:— Rel,re Total Votes Proportion Menta. C&st..of Votes. tion. s a 3 a S J ::r ? ? =S H ? ? H g Aberavon 131 84 11 7 18 Owmavon 52 77 4 5 9 Port Talbot. 103 84 12 9 21 l Kenfig 6 38 0 1 2 11 TVa*th 121 213 11 18 29 Neath Abbey. 3 32 0 1 1 Morriston 126 167 6 9 15 Ijandore 76 71 10 10 20 St. John's 152 12t 11 8 19 Pentrechwyth 5.; 37 2 2 4 i Foxhole 10 13 1 1 2 Loughor 39 77 3 5 8 j t 872 1014 a 70 147 i
FOUR VESSELS SUNK. I RAID ON MERCHANT SHIPPING IN I IRISH SEA. The new methods of destroying our I commerce advocated by Admiral Von Tirpitz, is being carril out by a teu of the more daring (German submarine commanders. One or two of these vicious little uader-water craft suddenly made their appearance in the Irish sea on Saturday, and three steamers have paid the penalty. The steamers were the Ben Cruachan, a local trader, of 3,000 tons, the Linda Blanche, belonging to the Anglesey Shipping Company, and the. Kilcorn, 456 tons, irom Garsten for Belfast. In addition the Belfast Steam Packet. Company's steamer Graphic was chased, but escaped. Thirteen of the crew of twenty-three of the Ben Cruachan were signed on at Cardiff, where she had taken her cargo of steam coal aboard, and the thirteen arrived at Cardiff from Fleetwood about six o'clock on Sunday morning. They included six Indian firemen, a Portu- guese donkeyman, the bos'n, an Ameri- can; the carpenter, a Finn; one Greek able seaman, the messroom boy (George Hanson, of Care-road, Cardiff); the steward, a native of Ramsgate; and the cook, who hails from Cardiff. Ten Minutes' Grace. I Quartermaster Tom Irglis, of the Ben Cruachan, said: "I was in bed at the time, and was awakened and told that a German submarine was alongside. I quickly rose, dressed, and was informed that we had been given ten minutes to leave the ship. The lifeboats were quickly lowered into the water, and the crew of 23 scrambled into them. We then cut adrift and were ordered to go alongside the submarine, the commander of which requested our captain to hand over the ship's papers and logs. Our skipper told him that the papers had been left aboard the vessel, and the skipper was ordered to accompany a German officer and two sailors in a small boat to the ship to secure the papers. This done, the Ger- mans took them and placed a mine aboard the vessel, hanging the fuse over. When we got into the small boat again the fuse was lighted, and we pulled back to the submarine. Suddenly there was a ter- rific explosion, and the ship shook from fore to aft. She then commenced to sink, stern first, with her bow high up. After expressing regret that he had to blow up the vessel, the commander of the submarine said, 'War is war.' He voiced the hope that we would get picked up be- fore bad weather set in, shook hands with our captain, and saluted. The submar- ine was then submerged and disappeared. An hour later we were picked up by the Fleetwood fishing vessel Margaret, and landed at Fleetwood. I only managed to get some clothes, and lost everything else, as did the majority of the crew." The mate of the Ben Cruachan re- marked The German officers were Very gentlemanly. I give them credit for that." Quick Witted Skipper. I A lady passenger on the Graphic, in the course of an interview, siid: There were about 100 passengers and a crew of 40 in our gallant little steamer, and the German submarine would have had a good catch in us, but our brave skipper was too rmiart for the enemy, lie handled the ship with' great skill, and every credit is due to him for the masterly manner in which he outwitted the sub- marine. As soon as we knew it was an enemy ship which sought our destruction we were all given lifebelts, but we did not put them on, knowing that this was only a precautionary measure in case of emergency, the Germans being so un- scrupulous in their warfare. Well, the Graphic changed her course, and went in almost the opposite direction to Liver- pool. The grim little submarine, low- lying on the surface of the water, came on after us, and the sea was washing over her, showing the speed with which she was coming, but we were always equal to her. Our engine staff was doubled, and it was a case of all hands to the ifres. They stoked away like fury, and the Graphic pushed on at a splendid rate. We.were afterwards told that she had put up a record for the Belfast Steamship Company in the matter of speed. We gradually got ahead of her, and then she disappeared from view altogether. There was a cheer from the passengers, who had watched with such tense interest the progress of our fifteen minutes' chase from the jaws of death."
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PROPOSED NEW PARISH. Carmarthen Guardians' Protest. The decision of the County Council to form the district of Pontyberem-paxt of which is now in the Carmarthen Union and a part in the Llanelly U lliou-into a civil parish to be embraced in the Lianeliy rur.s.i j district was the subject of adverse comment at a meeting of the Carmirthen Board of Guardians on Saturday. The Chairman (Mr John Jones (Ferryside) said it. would be a loss to the Carmarthen Union to take away from it the industrial portion as decided upon by the County Council. All their bur- dens as guardians, including the big debt on the Workhouse, would have to be borne entirely by the agricultural area. Mr. David Stephens (Llanartheny) said that the j^ople of the district did not want it to be formed into a civil parish. They would get nothing from the Llanelly rural district except having to pay higher rates. He proposed that they petition the Local Government Board to reverse the decision of the County Council. The Rev. Puller Mills, seconding, said,, "This is the thin edge of the wedge in order to get a good deal more from us." Mr. J. W. Lewis (Llanddarog) said ihe people of Llanddarog were strongly against the whole parish going- over to the LlaneUy rural district. They objected to the civil parish unless it all came within the Car- marthen Union. The motion to petition the Local Govern- ment Board was carried.
Mr. Oswald Partington, formerly M. P. for the High Peak, and a Liberal Whip, has been .adoptod as Liberal candidate for the Shipley (Yorkshire) Parliamentary vacancy caused by tiie .death ofi Db* Rerey Jllincwoith.
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"HUMAN SHARKS." I PROTESTS AGAINST FOOD PRICES. A mass protest meeting agaius* high food prices, organised by the S-a,ispa J/abcur Association, at the Elysium, on Sunday afternoon, and stated to be the first of its kind in the country, was largely attended. Air. R. Probert presided, and the principal speaker was Mr. C. H. Anderson, the newly- elected member for the AUercliffe division of Shefiield. Ald. G. Gclwill moved that the following resolution be sent to the Prime Minister:— "That this meeting expresses indignation and alarm at the high and rapidly-inoreas- iiig price of flour, bread, coal, meat, and other necessities of life. The meeting pro- tests against the hnnger-toll being exactM from those least able to pay by powerful interests taking advantage of the difficulties and dangers of the country to enrich them- selves. It calls upon Parliament to take Im- mediate and drastic action to protect the health and strength of the working people and to guard them against extortion, and urges public control of merchant shipping and of the food supplies." The mover spoke scathingly of the "patriotism of the bankers, insurance com- panies, coal owners. army contractors, and agriculturists, and said his idea of patriot- ism was, instead of fining 40s. for adultera- tion of food for troops, putting forty shots into the individual a,nd hanging lri6 carcase in front of the Stock Exchange. The people showing the finest patriotism were the work, er's. Many of them were sacrificing good jobs, with no guarantee to date of good sustenance for their wives and families, or that they would not hunger if they them- selves returned inj ured. Food prices, he s- serted, ha-d before the war risen 11.2 p.c. (Swansea 172 p.c.), while wages had only risen 31 p.c., and during the last three <r four months food prices had increased an- other 20 p.c. If such protest meetings were not successful deputations from trade unions should be sent to bombard the Gov- ernment officials. Mr. D. J'. Morgan seconded the resolution. He believea it was their feeling, he said, that if the Government failed to do some- thing in the matter, they must raise the price of their coillmodity.-Iabour as well. (Applause.) Some of them had tried to per- suade themselves of the truth of the state- ment that cla-as hostility had vanished, but had been disillusioned by the action of those controlling various supplies. All that sacri- fice had been on the worKers' side. Mr. 0. H. Anderson, MJ., eaid it. was the duty of the l.-abour movement at, a crisis like this to edand up for the rights of the Army itoelf and of the great industrial army wit.hout which the country would be beaten to the dust no ma-tter how many military battles were gained. They were told that criticism of any sort was at thia moment nnjsa,triotic. The ship- owner and wheat gambler would taH them that. because they wanted to silence the workers and wanted to continue what thqy were doing. He replied that the people who were uopawiotic were those who made criticism and pronest meetings of that kind ne-ceeb&ry. Ajid thtce were a great many a them in tie counter at the present liae. For the soldiers in the field they wasted to ensure that the shameiul neclect tliet hsd followed previous ware wes not repeated— (applause)—and that they should be paid for their eervice to the country ruow with- out considering what, they ueed to earn. (Applause.) Proceeding, the speaker, quoting several insta.ac.e6, said the soldier had to be pro- tected from the contractor, and the cjily way things could be improved was by speed- ing out. As to the industrial army, there was n?? justification at all for the praoee of I ita foodstuffs (when buying good quantities) rising 19 per ceut., except that certain ir.- terests had seen their chanoe and taken it to the laist. halfpenny. Each of the interests put the fault oil the other. If it was right --a.nd it waiS—fdr the Government to take shipa to carry troops, ammunition affid food at a twice it thought fair, it was right for the Government to do so to safeguard the food of the people. The speaker alluded to early morning ata.1e bread queues in LoDdon-A Voice: "We have them in Swa.nse.a. ")-a.nd to coal prices, and said thase things would go on as long as they allowed them to do so. They demanded pubtic control of all the supplies meirlioned. The resolution was carried wnanlniotisly, and Mr. Anderson paid the question wouki be raided when the House of Commons opened.
At the £ reat fair holiday ill is vrar at Pefcrograd it is expected that the peasants will have more money to spend than usual i
CWMDONKIN SHELTER. FINANCES HIT BY THE WAR. The annual meeting of the supporters of Cwmdonkin Shelter was held at the Guildhall, Swansea. Sir John T. D. Llewelyn, Bart. (presidept), occupied the chair, and amongst the large company which filled the Council Cham- ber were Lady Llewelyn and the Hon. Mrs. Talbot Rico (vice-presidents), the Mayoress (Mrs. Dan Jones), ihe Rev. the Hon. Talbot Bice, and the lie v. Oscar Snelling. The- hon. treasurer (Mrs. Bersehel- Jone), in her report, said there was a deficit at the end of the year of tf; 5s. The year was commenced with a email adverse balance, which was cleared off by the Lady Mond Charity Fund. Owing to the increased cost of necessities, house- keeping expenses had increased very con- siderably, and 1:30 a year more was re- quired to carry on the work of the Shelter satisfactorily in the future. Owing to the elFects of the war, it had been found impossible to hold the customary draw- ing-rooin and schoolroom meetings and teas, and through the same cause the salary of the police court missionary had to be reduced. With the object of put- ting the Shelter in a more secure position during the ensuing year the trevurer would be phased to receive, additional names of ladies who would assist in collecting. The income for the year in- cluded subscriptions per treas-rrer. 9114 lie.; per lady collectors, £ 78 1& collected for salary of Police Court Miseioner, £]6 18s. 6d.; donations, £12 76.; collection at the annual meeting, £ 4 13s.; drawing and schoolroom meetings, ?8 1S&. M.. whi(-Iil with income from investments, etc., made I a total of £ 278 17s. In her secretarial report, Mrs. Frank Gage stated that during the year 98 girls had been admitted to the Shelter, and there w^re remaining on DeceriL,?(?rtl seven, a total of 105. Of these 46 were placed in respectable services. 10 sent to II training homes, IS restored to parents, nine restored to friends, four sent to the Inhrmary. one woman aged 70 was sent to the workhouse, one girl ran away. four refused to be lielped. and six went i out to look for work and did not return.! Fifty-four of these girls were brought by jl the Sister, 13 by others, and 31 applied themselves: 28 were known to be fallen girls, 34 were preventative cases, and 36 were doubtful. Amongst the number was a 'girl from Aberavon, who was found sleeping in the G.W. Station at vHigli-street. Her father said she was uncontrollable, and she had no mother. She was taken to the Shelter, and finally placed in a rescue home at Bristol for two years. She had now settled down and was quite bapnv. "We could go on enumerating sad cases like this," said i Mrs. Gage, "all of wfych have been kindly and wisely dealt Ovith by our sis- ters and matrons." Sister Davies, who is now in charge of the night shelter in succession to Sister Wilkinson, who. resigned for reasons of health, gave an interesting and touch ing report on the work at the night shelter. Help had been given, he said. in 186 different cases, and 47 had been trans- ferred to the Cwmdonkin Shelter; and 120 wofnen had been met at the prison gates. Sister Davies observed it was sad to see so many women and giris a?;?,t late at night, especially on Saturdays. She kept watch outside a public-house in Oxford-street one night, and in a quarter I of an hour counted 20 women who went in. Sir John Llewelyn, commenting on the reports, referred to the noble work done in the past at the Shelter by Sister Ray, Sister Spencer—wljo was happily married ard Sister Wilkinson, and said after the address they had had from Sister Davies they could reasonably hope that the work would be carried on as efficiently in the future as in the past. It was a work that required a great deal of tact, physic^ and mental strength and a great deal u? s.illPathy'l • The work was pathetic and yet en* (couraging. He moved the adoption of thgj réports, The Rev. Oscar Snelltng, in seconding, said he was struck with the large number of women who had been thrown out of work in Swansea by the war. I am not ene of those who think that Swansea ia blacker than other towns." he said, speak- ing in regard to the evil they were corn- biting, and I am perfectly certain it is I not so black as some towns I know no1( ifty miles away." The reports were adopted. Sister Spencer followed with a fevr homely words. Mrs. Perkins hoped the friends of thov shelter would not forget they were in need of funds. The Mayoress proposed, Mrs. T. T. Corker seconded, and Mr. Joseph Hall supported a vote of thanks to the com- mittee, gub-committee and honorary, officers for their services, which was heartily accorded. The committee was re-elected with tho substitution of the name of Mn; Moy Evans for Mr. David Harries, onj the motion of Mrs. John Roberts; seconded by Mrs. Lewis Lewis.
YST'RADGYNLAIS SUICIDE. An inquest, was held at. YstaJyfeira relief Sta.tion on Saturday evening by Mr. Wilson, Deputy Coroner, touching the death of Philip Williams (55), a leboiwer. who Wa6 found hanging to a beam in his kitchen at Aiitygrug Farm. on Friday evetustg. Mrs. Meredith, sister of deceased, eaid lie-ft brother had not been in good health of late, ajid had been engaged on Yniecedwyn Farm. Deceased frequently compJained of sleep- lessness ard restlessness. He also eaid his nerves were shattered. Deceased never gave any indication that he would do away with hrmeelf. but. he often wiebed he was dead, .lid he was so miserable. Deceased lived alone in a house next door to witness, and be appeared fairly well on Friday night, about 7 o'clock, when she took hia tea. in. Some two hours later, when she was taking hia supper in. the noticed that, there wa.s no ligll: in the hou^e. As it was a bright moonlight night, however, she could sea deceased hanging in the kitetoan. John Williams, Alltygrug-road, brother'o* deceased, eaid that, as he was going towards deceased's house on Friday night aboutnin« o'clock he met his eister coming down tbt road. and she told him what she had seen. He made for the house soon ee possible, and cut the rope to which deoes^ed was hanging at once. It was tied to a neoil in the beam. Deceased was auite dead. Wit- ness sent for Dr. TewiE, a.nd the police. Dr. W. J. Lewis, Y&taJyfera, eaid he had been attending deceased for eome months past. Deceased suffered from neurasthenia and mental d. Apart from this deceased was physically healthy. Death was due to strangulation. A verdict of suicide whilst temporarily insane wes returned.
CRAIGCEFNPARC EISTEDDFOD. A successful eieteddlvxi was held at Elia Baptist C'-I-urch, Craigcel'npa-rc. on Saturday evening, Mr. John T. Jones iGwaiia Stores) presided over large gathering, and Messrs David Williams. L.K.A.M. (music) and Evan Thomas (literature; oEicii.ted adjudi- cate r.=. for children ^urvder 10): Miss Maggie Alexander. children (under 14): Maafcer W. Havard. Eecitaiion for children (under 10): MiGi Maggie lit.hel Davies. Beeiration for children fundw 14): K- Muriel Alexander. Soprano solo: Miss Maggie Davies- Tenor solo: Mr. Jacob Joaes. Essay on Y ffordd oreau i fod yn llwYdd. ianus" Mr. Lewis John. Verses of poetry on » Gwrdd Gweddia • Mr. W. Bowen. Baritone eolo: Mr. Morgan Havard. Mixed choral competition, Goeteg For": Salem Choir. Llangyfelach (condttcted by Mr. T. A. Jones).
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