CUT HER THROAT. ) SWANSEA LADY'S SELF-INFLICTED I 1 DEATH. At Swansea coroner's court on Monday kfteruoon an inquest was held on the body 1 V X7m Florence Mary Woodward, 149, ? ?hyddings-terrace. the widow of Mr. Wood- ?M-d, the well-known High-street tradesman. Harold Williamson Woodward, meat pur- leyor, 229, High-etreet, a step-ecu, said de- feased was 45 years old. She had threatened 10 take her lite, but had never before made the attempt. Mrs. Cassie Figg, 149, Khyddings-terraoe, ^waaisea, said Mrs. Woodward had lived With her for the last two weeks. She always Buffered from sleeplessness, but had been during thia period much as usual. She had worried about the Government Registration; die didn't like the idea. She bad been a trained nurse, and felt rather 1 •i'raid that she might be called on. She re- ■f tired on Saturday evening about 6 p.m., ftad took tea, retiring about 7 p.m. She w,aB Pittite all right about 10.20 p.m., reading its lmuai; she was always fond of reading. At 11.20 p.m. ahe took her up a bowl of warm I ilk, as she had been told that would britng her deep sleep. Witness remained with her Miile she drank the milk. Then she said, C-cod night, Katie; God bless you. You "'a.tt rest badly." Those were the last words ghe spoke to the witness. Goroner: Did you know she had a razor? Witness: Yes; but I didn't know ehe had it then. She told me several weeks before that she had bought a razor to shave her Pet dog. Willi&m Thomas Kent, master plumber, fcteo a trustee and secretary of the late Mi". 4 Woodward'd will, said he had known de- ceased ever since ehe came to Swaneea. Itr. Woodward's dying wish was that he J SboulA look after FIo," Thóø witness aloo said deceased had been troubled about registration. They'll be lure to have me," ehe said. Witness replied, "A lady like you, when our young fellows 4re fighting at the front, ought to help if r()U could." Bat she retorted, 1'd sooner Put my throat!" On Sunday morning he beard a gurgling fcoiee, and jumping out of bed, Tan upstairs a-nd opened Mrs. Woodward's door. He saw her standing in her doorway, just inside the door. bleeding "Good God. Mi's. Woodward," said he. ",at have you done?" Mrs. Figg then 1?<A deceased, and he rushed for a doctor. i, The Coroner: Did eh? ever threaten to take her life before? Witness: Yes; years ago--before Mr Wood- ward died. She once stabbed herself with a hatpin, I think. I The Coroner: Was she generally de- D reesed ? Witness: I never noticed it. She need at Qll-e time to take drugs, but since Mr Wood- ward's death everyone was saying what a different woman she was. Dr. W. Collins Lewis, Sketty, said Mrs. Pigg came to him very agitated, saying that ifi-p. Woodward was. dead. He found her 1 Mth her throat out. A razor on the dreeing table was co?red with blood. She must Hive cut her throat while standing at the teirror, and then fallen back exhausted. beath was due to hemorrhage. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that, death was self-inflioted while deceased a.s in a condition of temporary insanity. 'they also expressed sympathy with the family.
AMMANFORD MAN WHO DISTURBED I THE WHOLE STREET. A remarkable story of a Llandooie Carried man's alleged friendship with a Carried woman whose husband is at the ^oni was related to the Ammanford Magistrates, Messrs. Henry Herbert and ^ohn Lewis on Tuesday morning when [ Daniel Lemonlei?h (55), was brought up ?? custody on a charge of having been ^Unk and disorderly on the previous ??ht in Margaret-road, where he reside& I had a drop of beer," admitted the defendant, "but there was nothing wrong Hutu I got to the house." P.S. Morgan said he was called there at 11.30 p.m. and found defendant quarrel- ing and fighting, with members of his family and creating a disturbance. De- spite persuasion he persisted in his con- duct and was ultimately locked up. De- fendant had been in the company of a Carried woman from Llandebie that night IUld thus the quarrel arose, explained the Sergeant, who added, I have been called there times without number to quell dis- turbances which are all the result of his going with this soldier's wife. He dis- turbs the whole street until the small hours of the morning." The Clerk: Is he a source of anxiety to his wife ? Witness: Yes, sir. It was stated that defendant had been married 35 years and had seven children, and the Clerk asked him if he was pre- prepared to leave the woman alone. Defendant: I have only spoken to her, tend done some odd jobs for her. There is nothing wrong between us, you know. Inspector Davies said he had seen them (defendant and the woman) in a certain place in Ammanford the previous night. Defendant: Yes, she turned to me and asked me if I could come to her garden to draw potatoes. i In fining defendant 15s. the Chairman, sum eq But.&,eEp 'mpI paqsraouips qeio.&ao "old enough to be sensible now. Defendant promised not to talk to the oman again.
TUC-MASTER'S wroow's CLAIM. I An echo of an accident on board the steam tug Cruiser in Swansea Bay on November 22nd last, was heard at Swan- sea County Court on Tuesday, when Jfertha Horwood, of Ivy-place, Swansea, claimed compensation in respect of the death of her husband, William Horwood. ■who was master of the tug. Mr. T'revor Hunter (instructed by Messrs. Deer and Deer, Port Talbot) was for applicant, and Mr. Villiers Meager (instructed by Messrs. Strick and Bellingham) appeared for the owners. On the day named the deceased skipper ■was steering the tug in Swansea Bay in I rough weather when the wheel flew over, and one of the spokes struck him a very eevere blow on the left wrist. He was 1 laid up, and eventually blood poisoning supervened, death taking place on April Ind. Certain ex gratia payments had been made by the company to the depen- dents-a widow and daughter. > The case for applicant was that the inan died from blood poisoning, but re- ] gpondente alleged he was suffering from 1 rheumatic gout. j His Honour, after hearing the evidence for applicant, found for the respondents, With costs, on Scale C.
BUILDING ARBITRATION AWARD. I At the Swaneea County Court on Mon- day—before his Honour Judge Bryn Roberts—the case was mentioned of Win. Itiaae Thomas against the Imperial Bil- liard Company and John Alexander Matthews, in which the plaintiff claimed for the balance of a certain sum of money oaring on a building contract. At the previous oourt his Honour had decided that the case should go before an arbitrator. Accordingly Mr. C. Russell Peacock, architect, was appointed arbi- trator, and he awarded plaintiff the full amount claimed, „ £ 83 is. 3d.. and on the tounter-claim for\ £ 135 he awarded £9 15s. His Honour entered judgment aceord- higly- Pictoo Evans (Messrs. Pirton Evans and Jones) appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. IT.. Newcombe for the respondents.
'1'0 bay a water filter for the men at the 1 tront 1:50 would be spent from the ertliyi, Ambulance Motor Car Fund, said the Mayor of Mertl^r on Monday. )I
SPELTER CONSPIRACY. I ———— ￼ ————— j A GERMAN "RING" IN THE U.S. MARKET THAT FAilED. No metal has fluctuated so wildly during the past few months as spelter (writes the financial editor of the Daily Chronicle"). It i,3, of course, an essential to the manufac- ture of cartridges and other war munitions, being combined with copper to form the alloy-br. Before war broke out the normal price of spelter was about L21 per ton, .:a.nd a > ear ago the market value was little higher than this figure. Even last January, five months after hostilities had commenced, the price was not far from normal. Subsequently it rose by leaps a,nd bounds until, not many weeks ago, a large buying transaction was carried through on the baisis of £ 150 a ton! Then came a rapid fall, and at the present moment spelter stands at just under X60, but still nearly three times the normal. The story behind these fluctuations is worth I attention. American Enterprise. I America, with characteristic for-ight, an- ticipated the tremendous demand for spelter which the war would bring about. She began vig-orouely to increase and improve her smelting plants, with the result that she has already more than made up the deficit caused by the cessation of exports from the Continent, and by the end of the year it is confidently expected that ehe will be producing at the r.3.te of 600,000 tons per annum. In the early days of the war a representa- tive of one of the large firms that, form the German Zinc Convention, which has for years controlled the European trade, went to America to arrange for the export of big consignments of spelter to Germany. He did manage to get a fair amount through to Germany through neutral countries, though nothing like the amount expected, owing to the vigilance of the British Navy. Luckily far Germany, she was able to com- mandeer large supplies in Belgium. The Ring Fails. I Baulked in their attempts to supply r. many with adequate shipments of 6pelter from America, the German interests set to work to do the next best, thing for their country, viz., to spoil the market for the Allies. They made a gallant effort to create a "corner" and "rig" the market. For a time their plan seemed to be suc- ceeding. but they reckoned without the n'vvid increase in the American output, and, what is equally important, a falling off in the demand for trade purposes other than for war munitions. Our own Govern- ment hae abandoned the policy of ordering galvanised barbed wire and galvanised cor- rugated sheets. Traders over here have been strongly appealed to to discourage the use of galvanised -ii-ticl-ec., and with really re- markable results. It looks, therefore, as if tbc German- American gentry who organised the corner'' will be hoist with their own petard; their losses will become heavier as the weeks pass. What about our position as producers? The taking over by a British group of the German controlled Swaowa Vale Spelter and Zinc Ore Reduction Works is a big step in the. right direction. But others must follow if the industry is to be free and un- tramelled.
AMMANFORD SERGEANT FALLS. I The sad information of the death in I action of Sergt. W. B. Williams, of the 8th Batt. Royal Welsh Fusiliers, was received at his home in 33, Mar- garet-street, Am- manfor d, from the military authori- ties on Monday. It is stated that he fell in action on the 7th of August. He had been for eight weeks at the Dardanelles. He was 22 years of age. and practic- ally the first to en- list at Ammanford following the outbreak of war. He re- ceived swift promotion, being, in fact, made lance-corporal the first week. The family were naturally grief-stricken at the news of his death, and a gloom was cast over the whole town, w here he was very popular. Prior to enlisting he was a member of the Metroploitan Police Force. A brother, Pte. D. Williams, of the R.F.A., is fighting in France.
YOUNGSTERS CHARGED WITH ROB- BING PU BLIC BODIES. In the Swansea Juvenile Court on Tuesday, two boys, aged 13 and 10 re- spectively, and a younger girl, were charged with stealing potatoes, the pro- perty of the Swansea Guardians, from a field on Town Hill on August 18th. P.C. Andrews said the boys had pulled up the stalks of growing potatoes, and then dug up the potatoes with sticks. He ckir-ght one of the boys, who gave a wrong name. Mr. Davies, the farm bailiff, said the potatoes taken were worth Is., but this was denied by the mother of one of the lads. Mr. T. Morgan, Workhouse master, said there had been considerable trouble, and damage had been done to the amount of RIO thi3 year. One of the mothers hacil, been cautioned before. He (Mr. Morgan) biought this before the Guardians, and they were anxious to go on with the case, and stop these thefts. The case was adjourned for four weeks. Pair of Boots Pawned. Two boys, aged 13 and 11, were charged with breaking into Dyfatty Council School and stealing a pair of boots, the property of the caretaker, Mr. Hughes, who gave evidence of finding a window broken in the kitchen and the boots missing. An assistant. at Messrs. Siedle's, of High-street, said the boys came to their shop on Monday August 16th with the boots. The elder boy said the boots be- longed to his mother, and 2s. 6d. was lent on the boots. When the matter had been inquired into by Detective Gubb, the eldest boy ad- mitted breaking the window and the youngest admitted stealing the boots. The case was adjourned for a week.
TAXI rAB SMASH. I An accident which fortunately ended without any loss of life, occurred at Bowen's Siding, Hafod, Swansea, late on A taxi-cab, driven by Sidney Rees Ur- win, of Port Tennant-road, Swansea, and containing two passengers, collated with a tram-car which was proceeding from Morriston to Swansea. The motor-car skidded across the road and crashed intp a wall. The two passengers escaped with a severe shaking. A pedestrian who was passing at the time was bruised on the elhow and legs, and the heel of his boot was taken clean off. The lifeguard and step of the tram-car were bent, whilst severe damage was done to the taxi. The two front wheels were smashed, and a rear wheel and one wing bent. The taxi-cab had to be left on the road- side, but the tram-car proceeded on its journey to Swansea.
Made from German shrapnel a minia- tnre violin by a wounded soldier at the Bethnel Greein Military Hospital has been presented to Godfrey, the ten-year-old violinist. The Life Romance of Lloyd George." by Beriali Evans, a friend from early days of the great statesman, will be more revealing, it is said, tha.n any biography yet published. r r
LANDING OF THE SIXTH I WELSH. HOW SWANSEA'S SONS REACHED II FRANCE. (Passed by Censor.) I The story of how the 6th Welsh landed in France has not been recorded, which is a pity, because the event is certainly worthy of mention. I accordingly take the risk of being put down as a vendor of ancient history in an endeavour to depict as much as I can remember of what happened. When we left Swansea the previous day we, to a certain extent, resembled Columbus, for we knew not where we were going. That night we stole away from the quayside in the silent hours, and by dawn had crossed a considerable part of the English Channel. The sea was rough, though, the morning was fine —— and such a morning, the strangest in our lives, for we were then in mid- channel speeding to an unknown destina- tion. I remember how some of us crowded round the bows, some shouting out occasionally that the French coast was in sight, and I recordtllis as a tribute to the marvellous visionary powers of some of our men, for it was not until two I hours afterwards that I actually saw the land myself, and then it was more like a cloud in the dim distance. About noon we dropped anchor in the roads outside the port of landing, and we could see the distant church spires glitter- ing in the sunlight; the harbour wall, even the tram cars 1\long the quay side, but we remained wltere we were all the afternoon. About 4 p.m., from between the two pier heads, we espied the funnel of a tugboat, with the French Ensign flying aft, and the figure of the captain on the brixige. She tossed and rolled, some- times wallowing in tfhe cavity of a wave, at others heaving over the crest of a bil- low, towing be land a small rowboat, in which was Ore pilot. Of course we all lined the sides watching this first break in the monotony, and when she steamed past us casting off the rope which held the boat, we all gave a cheer, whilst the skipper of the boat raised his hat and smiled. Presently we heard the c-low beat of the ship's engines, and became dimly aware that w) were moving, but- false alarm, for we were only shifting our position, and dropped anchor again a few hundred yards away. About 6 p.m., when the twilight was deepening into evening, and the last tra-oes of day were disappearing behind the hill under the shelter of which we lay an cl:wred we heard again that rhythjna.tic beating of the engines, and we slowly turned towa.rds the harbour and forged ahead. The boys lined the sides; some were on the ropes., others leaned against objects on the deck-and then we broke forth into song. I want. you to see this picture.. I want you' to feel the thrill that we fe.ItNthat night, and I want you to imagine with what iervour, real Welsh fervour, we sang. Indeed, it was the only means we had of giving vent, to our feelings. Softly a few hummed the air of the Welsh National Anthem, then more joined in. until we were all Ringing and our voices echoed across the waters and floated upwards into the still night air. The trickle of water from the exhaust, the splash of the waves against the sides, a faint hiss of steam, and the steady beat of the engines all blended into our songs. Then we looked shorewards, and saw that the quays were thronged with people, whilst faintly—ever so faintly, came a- cheer floating across the water. Presently two big green lights appeared oa each side as, with a, slowness that, was l it- ii,4o -passed fho almost imperceptabilitv we passed tho pier heads and into the harbour. We were singing Tipperary" then, and we could see in the dark shadowy figures on shore waving hands and hats until the vessel turned a little, which brought into view one of the main thoroughfares of the town with its glare of lights contrasting against the stillness and darkness elsewhere. We could see figures running to the quay side, and we could hear a faint loi Anglais! Hooray! (or at least that ia what it sounded like) as we steamed up into the harbour on into the darkness again. We passed sentries at the lock gates. I remember one mere lad who put his cap on his bayonet and waved his rifle to us until we passed into a dock, threw our mooring ropes a-shore. and then settled down for the night-in France.
REV. T. THOMAS ORDAINED TO I ABERDARE PASTORATE. Ynyslwyd Welsh Baptist Chapel, Aber- dare, was filled to its utmost capacity on Monday, when Mr. Thomas Thomas, B.A., of Sio-n, Llajielly, was ordained to the pastorate. The proceedings were presided over by the Rev. J. Griffiths (Calfaria). Mr. W. Davies, senior deacon, an- nounced the call, which, he added was an unanimous one. The charge to the ministry was given by the Rev. Silas Morris, M.A., Principal of Bangor College. Amongst others present at the meetings were the Rev. W. H. Jones (Port Talbot), Rev. D. Thomas (Landore), Rev. Lloyd Rees (Aberavon), Rev. D. Bassett (Gadlys), and Rev. Towyn Jones (Glaia). The Rev. Thomas Thomas. B.A.. is a native of Llanelly, and was brought up at Sedon Welsh Baptist Church. He has had a very successful career at Bangor, and obtained his B.A. about twelve months ago.
WELSH MOTOR FATALITY. I As k reeuAt of a collision between a motor cycle with side-car and a brewery dray at BTynsadler, Pontyclun, one per- son was killed and wo others injured. Bo wen's Siding, Hafod, Swansea. The motor cycle was ridden by Mr. Frederick Doughty, of Lewis-street, Pontyclun, wiio had been for a, trip to Llan-twit Major, and seated behind him was Mr. Edward Jones, also of Pontyclun. and in the side car was the latter's wife. Near the Rrynsadler Bridge the motor cycle ran. into a brewery dray driven by Mr. Edwa-rd Davies, of Cowbridge-road, Pontyclun, who was proceeding towards BrvnsadLer. The impact was so great that the t.wo horses were thrown. Mr. Doughty was killed outright, and Mr. Edward Jones was ?riously injured, and his condition is precarious. Mrs. Jones escaped with a few bruiMSt and W$ able to'waJk home.
GERMANY'S DI-LE MA. I IMPERIAL CHANCELLOR'S VAIN I EFFORT TO SECURE PEACE. Amsterdam, Monday.—At the second conference, convoked by the German Chancellor prior to the meeting of the Reichstag the Minister of Finance, says the Telegraaf," explained that a new war loan would completely exhaust the financial resources of Germany, and that the increase in Exchequer Bonds would cause a complete bankruptcy. It was therefore necessary to prepare an honour- able peace. The Channcellor stated that difficulties were increasing, and advised those pre- sent to use their influence in order to soften down the bellicose inclinations and the expansion policy in the Reichstag and country, and to carefully prepare peace proposals which would be acceptable to the Quadruple Entente. The report of Dr. Dernberg about the feeling in the United States and other neutral countries made a strong impres- sion on the conference. General Von Moltke declared he fully agreed with the Chancellor, and added that only those who were not fully in- formed of the situation could hope for the possibility of the complete defeat of Russia. In spite of these important declarations the meeting refused to adopt the resolu- tion advising moderation to the Reich- stag, whereupon the Chancellor declared that if a majority in the Reichstag should show a irreconcilable chauvinistic attitude he would be obliged to resign as he could not accept responsibility for Germany's disaster.—Reuter. Amsterdam, Saturday. The speech made by Herr Helferich, the Finance Minister, in the Reichstag, introducing the new £ 500,000,000 war loan, indicated that it will be something like a compul- sory loan. All money that stands idle in Ger- many belongs to the fatherland," Herr Helferich said, and then he added the following anti-British touch to make the speech a certain success. W* make propaganda for a loan, but we do not need sensationalism, like Eng- land. We do not beg. Germans do not give the fatherland charity; they eimply do their duty."—" Daily Express."
"LABOUR LEADER" RAID SEQUEL. I As the result of the raid on the printing and publishing offices of the Labour Leader," the organ of the LL.P., at Sal- ford, summonses have been issued under the Defence of the Realm Act against Mr. Edgar Whiteley, manager of the National labour Press, and Mr. A. Fenner Brock- way, editor of the Labour Leader." The summonses, which will be heard in secret, allege that certain imprint copies of the paper and printed publications seized by the police contain statements likely to prejudice his Majesty's relations wfrh foreign Powers and the recruiting and discipline of his Majesty's Forces."
A 6th WELSH CASUALTY. I Mfw. A. Edwards, 114, Rodney-street, Swansea, has re- c e i v e d intimation that her son, Lance- Corpl. W. D. Ed- wards, of the 6th Wel-sh Regt.. has been wounded some- where in France. The inte lligence comes from Private P. J. Edwards, an- other son, who is serving with the same regiment. The lance-corporal is at present in a Base hospital, su ffe r i n g from a wound in the chest.
WE HOLD THE TR-UMP CARD. I British Financier Urges Nation to I Greater Economies. The remarkable disclosures of Ger- many's financial position has naturally created much interest. It would be extremely satisfactory to know that Germany's financial position was causing her rulers such grave con- cern," said one of the most eminent financial authorities in the City to a press representative, but we must not allow such a report to make us loose and haphazard in our policy. If the report of the secret confer- ence represents the German estimate of her position correctly, the need for us to be in the strongest possible position our- selves is not altered. We have not the information and data available to show us what reserve of resources Germany had at the beginning of the war, but it may well be that her stocks of materials are running very low after her lavish ex. penditure on the Eastern and Western fronts. There is no doubt that the Germans realise that we hold the trump card-that we are bound to outlast. But it is never- theless of great importance that we should not cease to do the right things. Up to the present we have not been keep- ing our foreign purchases within proper limits. We cannot go on outrunning our resources in this respect indefinitely. Nothing has really been done yet to induce the whole country to be economi- cal. We have been living on our foreign capital. What needs now to be done is io make the great mass of people of all classes who do not now contribute any- thing material to the war, either by taxation or by loan, provide their quota. By so doing, you keep down their ex- penditure at the same time, and thereby assist in recovering the trade balance."
LEAKAGE OF GOLD. I Swansea Docksman Points to an Outlet. I At a meeting of the shipping section of the Swansea Chamber of Commerce one of the members reported that the captain of a foreign-owned steamer consigned to him had made a request for an advance out of the freights of .£100 in gold. The next day he made a request for a further amount, also in gold. This was refused and notes offered. Mr. H. J. Marshall (the secretary) has written to the Associated Chambers of Commerce in London, stating that it has occurred to him that this is a possible outlet for large quantities of gold leaving the country, and pointing out that no doubt foreign captains, and perhaps Eng- lish captains, can get a very good ex- change for English gold abroad, and make the export of this metal a very profitable transaction. Mr. Marshall suggested that it would be advisable that some steps should be taken to point out thif. view to ship- owners all over the country, so that they should hand out gold in very sparing quantities, as it might not occtfr to them that this money might be exported. Mr. R. B. Dnnwoodv, of the Associated Chambers of Commerce, replied, thanking Mr. Marshall for his letter, whioh dealog with a very important matter, and stat- ing that he had sent a copy of it to the Treasury, suggesting that they should make a pronouncement on the matter. At the same time he stated thai he should like to ask the shipowners how they pay to foreign captains, as he understood the banks had been instructed only to pay notes.
Over 50 per cent, of the Wast Sussex I police force are on active service, and the Standing Joint Committee has now ac- cepted the resignation of the chief con- stable, Mr. A. S. Willi^nae, in order thai he may rejoin the Arav. u. 'r-
OXFORD LOCALS. I SWANSEA CANDIDATES WHO I PROVED SUCCESSFUL. The results of the recent Oxford local examinations were issued on Tuesday. The examinations took place in July, boys being examined at 243 centres (a de- crease of five compared with last year), and girls at 284 centres (an increase of five). The total number of candidates exclusive of certain oversea centres) ex- amined for certificates was 17,834 as against 18,401 in 1914), viz., 2,424 preli- minary, 6,742 junior, and 8,668 senior; of these 1,929 preliminary, 4,99t junior, and 5,925 senior passed, making a total of 12,845 as compared with 12,951 last year. The total number of candidates and other persons entered for the examina- tion was 18,959, of whom 357 failed to pre- sent themselves for examination, and 775 were entered for special subjects only. Amongst the senior candidates 619 are placed in the first class in order of merit, co-mpared with 549 twelve months ago. The premier position is secured by r. R. Ansell, Solihull School (principal, thr Rev. Dr. Cooper). C. A. Bowen. Oxford High School (principal, Mr. A. W. Cave) is second, and M. A. Regan, Wimbledon College (principal, the Rev. R. Fraser) third. The exhibition of f30 offered by the delegates to the boy candidate placed I highest in the honours list is gained by Percy R. Ansell, Solihull School, Bir- mingham, and that for girls by Eileen A. M. Harris, Longton High School, Stoke- on-Trent. The exhibitions of £10 offered by the delegates to the boy and girl candidates respectively highest in the honours list are taken by Roy H. Willis. Oxford Hgih School for Boys, and Kathleen M. Sadler, the George Dixon Secondary School, Bir- mingham. The silver medals of the Royal Geographical Society are awarded to H. A. Magnee, St. Ignatius College. Stamford HiU; J. C. R. Marshall, Birken- head Institute. Of the preliminary candidates 10 are placed in the First Class, eleven lees than I last year. Swansea Results. I Appended is a list of the successful candidates examined at the Swansea centre:— Senior Candidates.—Honours List. First class, in order of merit. This class is divided into six sections, the names in each section being arranged in numerical order under the several centres. Third Section.—L. L. Abraham and G. H. Washer, Municipal Secondary School, Swansea. Fourth Section.—H. Jones, Municipal Secondary School, Swansea. t Second Class. I Third Section.-T. M. R. Williams, Municipal Secondary School. Swansea. Fourth Section.—H. G. Edmunds and G. O. Price, Municipal Secondary Boys' School; and W. L. Phillips, Municipal Secondary Girls' School, Swansea. Third Class. I C. L. Barrett, F. O. Dowdall, C. Hop- kins, S. C. Jones, E. J. Matthews, and; T. H. Webb, Municipal Secondary School, Swansea; G. M. Davies, M. E. Francis, D. F. Howell, M. C. Locke, D. R. Richards, and W. M. Thomas, Municipal Secondary Girls' School, Swansea. Pass List. Framed upon the aggregate work of the candidates, and containing the names of the senior candidates born on or after July 1st, 1896, w ho satisfied the examiners. Swansea.—H. Corker and Z. Langlois, Dumbarton School, Swansea. Swansea Municipal School.—L. J. Anderson. 1. Davies, T. J. Evans, S. John, T. J. Matthews, L. M. Parker, W. Pickard. W. E. Reee, R. E. Thomas, T. R. Wales, and 1. Williams. Municipal l Secondary School. Swansea; W. M. Atkins, M. E. Davies, O. L. Davies, B. Evans, E. A. James. M. Jenlqps, B. Joseph. E. V. Lyden, M. Morgan, M. M. Mort, E. V. Rees, A. Richards, D. Taylor, V. M. Thomas. W. Thomas. E. M. Trick, A. O. Waiters, E. D. Williams, and E. Williams, Municipal Secondary Girls* School, Swansea. Over Age List. I Containing the names of the senior candidates who, having been born before July 1st, 1896, satisfied the examiners. Swan-.ea.-H. Griffiths, private tuition; M. Breen. St. Winefride's Convent, Swan- sea; G. Jones and M. O. Rogers, Clough's Correspondence College, London. Junior Candidates.—Honours List. I Second Class. I This class is divided into three sections. First Section.—F. Phillips, Municipal Secondary School, Swansea. Third Section.—B. Gostomski, R. P. John, D. H. Jones, L. L. Rees, W. L. R-oss, and W. A. Walters, Municipal Secondary School, Swansea. Third Class. Swansea Municipal School.—T. L. Johns, I C. G. Jones, J. A. Jones, B. C. Mclnerny, C A. Oldham, E. S. Rees, 1. C. Roberts, and B. P. Williams, Municipal Secondary School, Swansea; I J. Davies, H. D. Matthews, P. M. Murray, D. M. Richards, E M. Tyler, and J. M. P. Williams, Municipal Secondary Girls' School, Swan- sea. Pass List. I Framed upon the aggregate work of the candidates and containing the names of the junior candidates born on or after July 1. 1898, who satisfied the examiners. Swansea.—F. J. Wintle, Higher Elemen- tary School, Llanelly. L. M. Jenkins, Pen-, deen College, Mumbles; and D. Nelson, Kelvin School, Llanelly. Swansea Municipal School. H. W. Edwards, W. J. Fairs, R. E. Geen, T. D. Griffiths, H. R. A. Harman, W. G. Hughes. T. E. Jenkins, C. S. Jones, O. LI. Jones, L. LI. Morgan, E. R. E. Olsson, T. E. Pickering. C .Rees, E. J. Rees, W. G. West, I. Williams, J. D. Williams, C. R. Wilson. and C. J. Winston, Municipal Secondary School, Swansea; H. Abraham. E. M. M. Austin, C. A. Clemert, E. P. Davies. E. N. Drummond, D. E. Edwards, 1. Goldsworthy, A. L. Goldsworthy, A. L. Hosking, M. James, G. Jones, G. Le Bars, M. E. Leonard, F. H. Lock, M. G. Morris, L. Powell, H. M. Reed, R. Rees. D. E. Smale, and M. F. Thomas, Municipal Secondary Girls' School, Swansea. Over-Age List. I Containing the names of the junior can- didates who, having been born before July 1, 1898, satisfied the examiners. Swansea.—J. M. Franchs, A. E. Martin, and E. E. C. Morgan, private tuition; W. Clutterbuck, St. Joseph's Convent, Llan- elly; and M. Francis, Dumbarton School, Swansea. Swansea Municipal School. L. R. Clarke, M. Edwards. L. Fursland, M. Jones, and G. M. M. Williams, Municipal Secondary GirlS" School, Swansea. Preliminary Candidates.—Pass List. Framed upon the aggregate work of the candidates and containing the names of the preliminary candidates born on or after July 1, 1901, who satisfied the examiners. Swansea.—J. W. W. Jones, Mumbles Grammar School; K. Butler, M. Davies, H. Harrison. K. Mclnerny, and G. QueiMt, St. Winefride's Convent, Swan- sea; E. CUmpman, M. Cowin, M. Havard- J(). and G. Williams, Dumbarton Sch<?I. Swaneea; and M. W. Smith, St. I Joseph's Convent, Llanelly. Over-Age List. I Containing the names of the preJiminary candidates who, having been born before July 1, 1901, satisfied the examiners. Swansea.—M. Canning, L. Davies, and D. Jenkins, St. Winefride's Convent, Simnc,ea. • Oxford Higher Local Examination. l Amongst those who have been awarded classes in the several sections are the fol- lowing :— Modern History.—Class 2: Marie A. Guillemot, St. Winefride's Convent, Swansea. Class 3: Monica Kerr, St. Wine- fride's Convent, Swansea. History and Theory of Education.— Cla86 2: Annie Collins, St. Winefride's Convent, Swansea. Class 3: Monica, Kerr, St. Winefride's Convent, Swansea.
? A is for Auntie The finest of cooks, Her jelly sponge tastes Just as good as it looks, v— She has never been shown M.' .? How to make these confections, But buys Bird's Jelly Powder and follows the directions. jflflkV* If the poetry is not good you can be quite sure the Jefly Sponge is. The sight of it makes your mouth water, and it's so easy to prepare. RUSSIAN JELLY SPONGE. One pint packet BIRD'S Crystal JeUy Powder, Raspberry or Tami stdadent Hot Water. tiEmpty the Jelly Powder into a jag and poor over 1-Y, teacupfuls of hot water, stir ontfl dissolved. Then stand the juer in cold water. When cold and just settm* too a thin jelly take one half in a basin and beat with a witisk to a stiff froth or sponge. Pour this into a uoald. Whisk the remainder of the jelly in simûar f&Aioc4 and ■ • 9 add to that already in the mould. When set&m di? e/3.i?rdevthe mould "? ??° water and ?° "? thejeUy- <3?? JeIl I fcUMIitoi ^s&vtsiwgrwTirTJpBK-1 It dissolves instantly, sets nrmly, and erery I ?**?? ￼ ?? HI jeUy you make has the refreshing perfume and | i .Kg delicious flavor of ripe fruit. Sold by all grocers, t jS!c?'-?T?*?'??<B 2d., 3 £ d. & 61cL per packet. J
ALLEGATION OF GAMBLING. I Spirited Discussion at Pontardawe. I On the agenda of the Pontardawe I Council was a motion by Mr. J. G. Harries as fQllows :-H That in con- sequence of boxing matches at the Pavilion, Pontardawe, and the Coliseum, Ystalyfera, that the licenses thereof be revoked." Mr. J. G. Harries asked for permission to alter the motion, and make it read that a clause be ineerted in each license to the effect that no boxing matches be allowed in the halls. His chief reason for the resolution, eaid Mr. Harries, was that betting was carried on. The Pontardawe fight was for 5!20, and be could name men who had loet & lot of money at Ystalyfera. Mr. Hy. Thomas said he saw the people coming from the Pavilion after the con- test, and he never saw a more orderly crowd in his life. Mr. Wm. Davies, Brynamman, seconded Mr. Harries. Mr. R. A. Jones described the objection by Mr. Harries as ridiculous. It wa6 just the same if they declined to pass tho plan of a house for an insurance agent because he was gambling on lives. They had been criticised time after time by County Court judges upon their methods. Personally he would rather see a good boxing match than go into a cinema to see Cowboys chasing the plains. (Laughter). Mr. Owen Davies objected to the motion because it would be the means of doing away with the most manly sport they had ia England. He was surprised that Mr. Harries, as an ardent Rechabite, should be against boxing. Mr. D. T. Jones said that the men who promoted the fights came from the betting dene from all over the district. They were to lie found in Cwmllynfell, and they 6pent their Sundays in playing cards. At this stage tile Clerk read letters from five chapeis in Pontardawe protesting against the matches. Mr. H. J. Powell said they should try and look at the matter from a higher standpoint, and ascertain whether betting added tn the good morals of the district. He contended that the contests were or- ganised by a number of young lads who ought to know better. Mr. Joseph Thomas said the feeling of the general public was against boxing. He knew of one man who had gambled all his wages one week on boxing, and he had to borrow money to keep his family going for the remainder of the week. Mr. Alec Evans supported the motion. Mr. L. W. Francis spoke of the impro- priety of inserting the clause suggested by Mr. Harries. If any improvement was necessary it should be done by someone apart from the council. He had made investigations regarding the Pontardawe content, and he had failed to find any trace of gambling there. In the course of further discussion, Mr Owen Davies moved that they write the cinema proprietors asking them to dis- continue boxing in the halls. That would be better than playing the part of Noaey Parkers in the Council." The motion of Mr. Harries was carried by ten votes to five.
SWANSEA MILLERS' PROFITS. I The sixteenth annual general meeting of the shareholders of Thomas and Evans and John Dyer Ltd., was held at the Registered Offices, Swansea, on Saturday. The Chairman (Mr. John Dyer) stated that the balance sheet" spoke for itself, and he felt sure that the shareholders did not need a speech from him. All he de- sired was that the directors would be able to present them as favourable a report at their next meeting. In the report for the year ended June 30th, 1915, the directors state that the net profit, after deducting general manage- ment expenses, etc., and after making pro- vision for bad and doubtful debts and de- preciation. amounts to EIO,291 19s. 6d.. which, with the balance of i847 76. 6Ad. brought forward from last account, makes a total of ill,139 7s. Oid. After deduct- ing £2,164 17s. 9d. paid on the preference shares for the year ended June 30th, 1915, at 6 per cent. pe: annum, less income tax and £900 on the Ordinary shares at 5 per cent. per annum, less Income Tax. for the half- year ended December 31st. 1914, there re- mained a balance of £8,074 9s. 31d., which the directors recommend should be dis- posed of as follows:—A further dividend on Ordinary 6liares of 9 per cent. per annum, less Income Tax, for the half- year ended June 30th, 1915, making, with the interim dividend already paid, 7 per cent. for the year; a bonus of 3 per cent. per annum, less Income Tax; to write off goodwill, £ 2,000; to reserve (making this account up to £ 7,500), E485 10s. 8d.; and to carry forward £ 2,888 1B.s. 7d. This, on the motion of the chairman, seconded by Mr. H. M. G. Evans, was carried unani- mopsly. Mr. H. M. G. Evans was re- elected a director, and Messrs. J. F. Har- vey and Sons were re-elected auditors.
WELSH RAILWAYMEN'S DEMANDS. I The Cardiff branchec, of the National Union of Railwaymen on Monday re- solved to ask the executive to give notice terminating the agreement made with the railway companies on the outbreak of the war. Failing national action, they demand that a South Wales movement to improve conditions be initiated. It is alleged that the cost of livng in South Wales is higher than elseVhere. The Railwavmen's Union Executive will deal with the matter at the next meeting, and it is believed that negoiations will be effective. NCI stoppage is anticipated.
PRESENTATION TO MR. JACOB JONES. Gwmamman Man Honoured. The good work, extending over many years in the Cwmamman district, of Mr. of the district, at Bethel Gbarch, Gar*- J acob Jones (Vole) was xecognised, when a presentation was made to him on behalf of the inhabitants nant. Mr. Jones is nearly 90 years of age. He has been one of the etanncheet temperance reformers in Wales, and has the unique record of not having touched any intoxicating drinks during his whole lifetime. He is the oldest deacon of New Bethel, having been initiated into offioe by the late Rev. J no. Dairies, the Silver Trumpet" of Wales. The Rev. J. Edryd .Tones, pastor of the church, presided, and paid a tribute to Mr. Joness qualities. Others who spoke words of eulogy were Mr. Job Phillips (Glanamman). the Be* W. Glasaant Jones ( Dvfnant), Mr. Daniel Bevan (Abergwine). and the Rev. Dyfi Bees (Birmingham). The last-named said no man deserved recognition more than Mr. Jones. He exhorted the young people present to adopt a leaf from Jacob's book. The presentation consisted of a purse of gold, and was made by Mr. Phillips amid great olxeering. The recipient returned suitable thanks. During the evening a musical pro- gramme was gone through, the follofwing contributing: Miss Maggie Blodwen Rees, Messrs. Morgan Rees Roberts. Gomer Rees, Owen Morgan. Gomer Morris and Morgan Reee. A chorus was given by Mr T. Jones' party, followed by the rendering of the Maracillaise by thf choir.
WOMEN PATROLS. Watch Committee to Receive Deputation, A meeting of the Swansea Watch Com- mittee was held on Tuesday, Aid. D. Davies presiding. A letter was read from Lady Llewelyn and others on the subject of Women Patrols. They regretted that the Swansea Watch Committee had disapproved the idea of engaging women patrols, pointing out that wherever these patrols had been, employed they had proved themselves of great service to the naval and military authorities. Women police patrols were now working in 100 places in Great Britain and Ireland. The committee was of opinion that women patrols could render useful service in Swansea, es- pecially at the docks. The Chairman said this matter had been twice before the Committee, and twice disapproved. The Chief Constable said he had fully placed the matter before the Committee, and emphasised the fact that the last ap- plication was from the National Union of Women Workers. Mr. J. Powlesland said he had consis- tently opposed the idea up to now, be- cause he thought the ladies who wanted to take on this work did not realÎ£ quite what they had to do. He moved the, Watch Committee receive a deputation on the subject. If these women patrols meant to be nothing more that Christian mis- sionaries. they should call themselves by that name, and let the Committee know what they desired to do. He was afraid they were going to accept a great respon- sibility if they allowed these ladies to go about in some districts. He thought they would want extra police to protect them. The Chairman: What they intend to do is to be present where there are bodies of soldiers. Mr. Matthews seconded Mr. Powea- land's proposition, which was carried.
AN APPLICATION REFUSED. At the Swansea County Court on Tuee- day, Mr. Willie P. Smith, no behalf of Messrs. Vivian and Sons, applied to hia Honour Judge Bryn Roberts to recind an agreement, refereed by the Registrar, in the case of George Sheldon, of Pentre- chwyth, one of their workmen, to whom they had been paying 16s. 6d. a week compensation in respect of lead poison- ing. The man had asked the firm to pay f25 in settlement, and an agreement for that amount was put before the Regis- trar, who reported that he considered the amount inadequate. Dr. G. A. Stephens, called by Mr. Smith, said the plumbism was now al- most a negligible quantity, but the men's general state of health was poor. Mr. T. W. Hughes, of the Dockers* Union, said the Union opposed the agree- ment as they considered the amount in- adequate. His Honour refused the application.
SIX MORE V.C.'S AWARDED. His Majesty the King hae been graciously pleased to award the Victoria Grose to the undermentioned officers and non-co-mis. sioned officers in recognition of their most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in the field:- Captain John Fitzbardinfe Paul Butler, King's Royal Rifle Oori)s (attached P ion ear Company, Gold Coast Regiment. Weet Afri- can Frontier Force). Captain Charles Calve- ley Foss, D.S.O., 2n.1 Bedfordshire Regiment. Captain John Hidan Irfddell, 3rd (Princess Louise's) Argyle and Sutherland High- landers and Boyal Flying Corps. Lieut, Frederick William Campbell, let Canadian Battalion. No. 8960 Corporal Wm. Cosgrove, 1st Battalion Royil Monster Fusiliers. No. 168 Acting-Corporal lesy Smith, 1jt Brigade Manchester Regiment. For Epecial services rendered a Greenock naval officer, Lieutenant-engineer Alex- Gordon has oeen awarded an Imperial Order of the Third-davss by the Czar.
Employes of the Insurance Department of the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society, meeting in London on Saturday, under the auspices of the Association of National Insurance Clerks, decided in favour of a general nnair mum rate of salaries. not inferior to the 1 scale paid to the clerks of the Railway Clearing House, with commensurate ils. eraises for a raMuur in grade.