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NODION AR BYNCIAU YR1 WYTHNOS. (Gan "AWSTIN.") Cynwyao y Geninen am Hydref yr merciuad canlynol i Mr. Lloyd George, an Cadfan .— Dros y Bannau a'r Eryri, Dros y glynnau a'r clogwyni, Dros y genedl fach a geri, Hyd yn mhell—Lloyd George; Drop Frawdoliaeth Braint a Defod," JJros yr Orsedd a'r Eisteddfod, D'wed y fron a'th gar o'i gwaelod, Menffvch Well-Lloyd George. Buost gawr i ddwyn ein beichiau, Teflaist olew ar y tonnau- Llifa gras ar dy wofusau, Er dy fri-Lloyd George! Kis gall Byddin Prydain fnvydro. Nr gall rhycfi-ddryll ddal i danio, ltebot ti-Lloyd George! Mae pob plaid yn falch obonot, Ma dy wlad a'i gobaith ynot; Cyfvd gweddi Prydain drosot lyd y nen—Lloyd George: Myn Gwareiddiad, Moes, a Chrefydd Wneud i olew moliant gwledydd Gyd-ymdywallt yn gawodydd Ar dy ben—Lloyd George. I Rhifyn rhagorol ydyw mewn mwy nag "1111 y&t.yr. Nid yn unig y mae englynion barddonol yn brithio'r tudalenau a bardd- oniaeth amrywiol a doniol yn rhoddi hufen i ddisychedu a llenwi bechgyp y meddyliau hedd ac edmygwyr y beirdd for,luai,id, ond y mae erthyglau pwysig a diddorol i'w cael yma i adloni rhai, i grvfhau ereill, ac i dynmi allan -yn-: heddfau dadleugar beirniaid tref a gwlad. I Fel enghreifftiau o'r olaf, gallaf nodj i materion cysylltiedig a'r Bcdyddwyr a'r ¡ Trefnyddion Caltinaidd, a gofyniad Ilym ar A yw yr Eglwys Sefydliedig o Fantais i ledaeniad Cristionogaeth ? Byd ac eglwys, gwlad a clle-nedl. Testyn telyn a phenill a phill; hanes ac ymgyrch disodli—cwyn coll, trem i'r dyfodol, gweddillion a manionail-argraffiad o len-llian Pedr ydyw Ceninen Hjdrei'. Gair neu ddau," ys dywed y pregethwr yn fynych, am gyhoeddiad Cymreig yr daith fain ?—" The Welsh Outlook cyn troi at bynciau heblaw y eyfnodolion. I mi yr erthygl bigog, ddifyr—06 nad, difyr-bigog ar Grefydd Arglwydd Rbondda," ydyw y fwyaf ddoniol. Y mao; Thai brawddegau, yma a thraw, yn tebygoli i ffraethinebau cyfaill i mi, a ysgrifenfcdd litb ar orchwylion y dad- o-rchuddio yn Nghaerdydd, ond dichon; mai dychymyg sydd yn arwain fy meddwl i'r cyfeiriad hwnw. Yu?dith pethau prciH, y mae y bedwaredd crthygl ar broblemau llafur a Tb? Deputy—a T.11,.r of Welsh Life,' yn ddarlleiiadwy. Y mae darlun rhagorol o Dr. Timothy Ric'hard yn adduxno v rhifyn. Earn bron anghofio Cyrnru"—nid fy ngwlad wyf yn olygu, wrth gwrs, ond y misolyn oenedliiethol o'r enw. Coir I ynddo rai darluniau lleol, fel "Llan-I fawyl." nc aniryw erthyglau campus, j Try Ilawer llygad at yr argraffiad Ilawn, o farddoniaeth fendigedig y Cyfamod: Hedd "—gan fed dau neu dri o'r pLIll- loll yn ndnabyddms ymhoh cilfach o'r byd yn rcha un y cenir am gyfanwd cadarn Duw.! Gobeithio'r wyf y cat gyflo i roddi cip-! drem eto dros rai o oreiion y rhifyn a j difynu ychydig, fel y byddaf yn gwne^d aralrell waith Yn y cyfamser, rhaid i mi, fel edmygwr talent a.s egni, longytarch i Parch. J. Yernon Lewis. M.A.. B.D., Park-ruad. Liverpool, ar ei lwyddiant ychwaiiegol yn enill y gradd o M.A. Gan ei fed yn i anedig o Bentre Estyll, ac wedi gweithio1 ei ffordd i fyny i uchelion fanau ei wlad u'i genedl drwy ddiwydrwydd, gallu, a phenderiyniad cryf, nis gallwn lai nac yairalchio yn ei anrhydedd a'i fri. Y mae wedi bod yn B.A. o Brifysgol Cymru, gydag anrhydedd," er pan oedd yn 21ain oed. Bu yn Rhydychain. a gwnaeth waith ardderchog yno. Enillodd ysgoloriaethau Pusey ac Ellerkm mcwn Hebraeg, gv.erth £ 80, am ddwy fiynedd, oeddynt yn agored i holl golegau y Brif- ysgol. Enillodd exhibition Coleg yr lesu' mewn Hebraeg. Cipiodd y Proctor Travelling Scholarship," gwerth £50, vn J Mansfield. Fel pregcthw. dywedir ei fod yn debyg o ddyfod yn u o'r hoelion wyth," a barna llawer fod ei araeth ar y rhyfel yn ngbyferfodydd yr Undeh yn un o'r jpothau mwyaf ysgubol o glywyd ar^lwyfan yr Undeb erioed. Fel adroddwr y declireuodd ei yrfa! pyhoeddus, a gwnaeth wrhydri ar lwyfan yr Eisteddfod, fel llawer bachgen ieuanc talentog arall, cyn esgvu grisiau y pwlpud Cymreig yn ei fro enedigol. Son am bwlpud a ddwg i'm cof eto bregeth gyntaf y Parch. R. S. Rogers, B.A., o restr y mae wedi ei dechreu ar Broblemau'r byd ar ol y rhyfel." Bum yn ei wrando yn Capel Gomer nos Sul, a rhaid i mi ei longyfarch ar yr hyn a glywaie a'r dull a'r amean a (Idiorel-i- uddiwyd yn y bregeth ragarwoiniol. Y Hul wedi'r nesaf y daw yr ail, ac y mae pwysigrwydd y problemau, ar driniaeth feistrolgar o bob agwedd o honynt. yn sicr o dynu cynulleidfa ynghyd a hoelio si sylw pan ddel.
CLAMORGAN MAGISTRACY. A piquant situation has arisen with re-' gard to the creation of a new batch of magistrates for Glamorganshire. The Ad- visory Committee, it appetn-s, compiled and approved a list of new J.P.'s a.nd sent it on to the Lord Lieutenant of the county, through whoae hamds it has to pass before going to the Lord Chancellor. The Lord Lieutenant, it is said, turned down some of the names on the list and compiled a list of hie own. At a recent meeting :s reported 'the Advisory Committee, declined to accept this list in its entirety and; II their turn turned it down also. The mat- ter may have to go, if it haA not already gone, before the Lord Chancellor for a definition of the respective powers of lords lieutenants and advisory committees, a point which has never yet been settled to the satisfaction of both parties.
GERMAN BANK PREMISES. The bank premises of the various Ger- man banks can no doubt be sold," said Mr. McKenna, on Wednesday, in reply to Mr. Joynson Hicks. The question of aate, in the case of the premises of one of the bamks is now under consideration."
LATEST WAR NEWS THURSDAY'S FRENCH OFFICIAL. On the Somme front there was reci- procal artillery activity. The nervous German infantry asked for numerous barrages.. In the evening it directed an attack against our lines at Saillisel. It was driven back after short hand- to-hand fighting. The night was calm on the rest of the front.
BRITISH OFFICIAL. General Headquarters, France, Wednes- day, 8.45 p.m.—Hostile artillery was active to-day against our whole front south of the Ancre. I Elsewhere thf.e is nothing to report. The weather oontinues stormy. I
GREEK PERFIDY. Sensational Athens Report. Athens, Tuesday (delayed).—A highly placed foreign officer at Salonika states in an interview published in the Eleftai-io6 Typos," that a number of German officers knowing Greek, and wear- ing Greek uniforms, were provided with passes for entering the Allied ranks. Greece, he eays, is bound by a secret treaty to the Central Powers, and are Allies of Turkey and Bulgaria. This document was taken to Athens by Drs. Kranes and Esselberg, who travelled under the protection of the Greek authorities. Canea (Crete), Tuesday (received Thur- sday).—The 1916 class recruits have an- swered the call of the National Govern- ment practically in a body.-Iteuter. •a*-
CARSO GUN DUEL. Wednesday's Italian officiail says:- There were enemy artillery actions on the Trentino front, as well as on Mount Pasubio and at the foot of Mount Vanoi I Enemy artillery was particularly active on the Carso against our lines in the Mount Faiti aone and in the direction of Boicomalo (Hudi Hog). Our batteries effectively replied. We continue to collect the considerable amount of booty abandoned by the routed enemy on the battlefield. Yesterday we found a battery of mountain guns con- sisting of four pieces. One of our hydroplanes bombarded the enemy's work at Punta Faldore, at the entrance to the Bay of Piramo.-Wireless II Press.
BELGIUM'S TERROR. Amsterdam, Thursday.—A dispatch from the frontier to the Telegraaf states:—A bout 5,fiOO inhabitants of I Antwerp. have been transferred by the Germans. Many attempted to escape, but were arrested, and only 15 succeeded in reaching Dutch territory.—Router. Amsterdam, Thursday.—The Tele- graai" learns that the removal of Belgian citizens from Mons, which the Germans asserted occurred without inci- dent, was characterised by violent scenes, and some Belgians even uged knives against the Germans. Many were wounded. The soldiers had to charge. There were also turbulent scenes at Aalst, between Ghent and Brussels.— Press Association. -————— ——————
NATIONALIST ARMY. Salonika, Tuesday (received Thursday). -Thf-, following Note has been issued by the Press Bureau of the Greek Nationalist Government here General Paraskevopoulous, oommanding the Greek armies in Macedonia, has made the following --tateineiit: We,are very pleased with the course which events have taken, and I can guarantee that the Army of the National Government will soon have considerably increased forces. Mace- donia alone can give us two complete divi- sions, and the island6 of the Archipelago two more, and one division of volunteers in America is almost completed, without counting volunteers in Cyprus and Egypt, who have joined the National Movement en masse. In view of the constantly increasing number of volunteers, we have doubled the order for uniforms, and have now been able to obtain a maximum of 1,000 uniforms a day. Between now nnd the spring we shall have to organise our effectives, the winter season being unsuit- able for military operations. We are, therefore going to take advantage of the period of calm to build up a model army, and when the great day arrives our force will comprise 100.000 men." Telegraphic information has been re- j eeived to the effect that in the island of 1m bros and Tenedoe enrolment of volun- teers is proceeding with the best results. The enthusiasm is such that parents ac- company their children to the quay to help in the work of embarkation, yhile the population frantically cheers the de- parting population.—Press Association.
-«t»- — i BRITISH AIRMAN'S FLIGHT. Petrograd, Wednesday.—-A British avia- tor has arrived at Reni, having flown from a Greek island to the Dobrudja.-Reuter. [Reni is 380 miles distant from the nearest Greek island.] ———. tT .—————
) AIRMAN'S FATAL FLIGHT. I Second Lieutenant J. A. Davey, Royal Flying Corps, met with a fatal accident on Wednesday. He had flown for about 400 yards, when he appeared to lose con- trol of the machine, and nose-dived into a shed. The machine burst into flflames, and deceased was found with a fractured skull and jaw, and severe burns. He was 19 years of age.
PRUSSIAN LOSSES. Amsterdam, Thursday.—The Nieuwe Roterdamach? Cou?ant &tat€€ that the Prussian oasuality lists, numbers 660 to 669, contain the names of 85,510 dead, wounded, and missing. The total Prus- sian casualties are 3,358,398.
I SWANSEA OFFICER KILLED. The death from wounds is reported of Second-Lieutenant F. W. Evans, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Evans, 20, Brynymor- crescent, Swansea. He was shot through the right lung by a sniper on October 28, and lived only twenty-four 4 hours after- ￼ l .3-f-a A of and wards. He was only 21 years of age, and an ? Christ College (Brecon) boy.
I WAR SUMMARY I FRIDAY. The British h-ave gained a signal success on the Somme. On Thursday evening, by a surprise attack, we captured an enemy trench east of Gueudeeourt, and! secured our position. A successful raid was carried out during the night on enemy trenches near Arras. The Russians have sustained a cet-back on the Kovel front, 1,500 prisoners being eaptured by the enemy. Battles are still in progress. The Italians have scored a great victory, having made an important advance in the Carso on a six-mile front. Over 4,700 prisoners have been taken. Con- tinuing their irresistable push the infantry iAs, according to to-day's report. advancing, after formidable artillery preparation, towards Duino. A story of British daring is told by the British Admrialty. A Dutch steamer was captured by the enemy near the Hinder lightship. A prize crew was put on board and the ship was being I taken to Zeebrugge. Some of our light: scouting craft overtook and captured I her, the prize crew being taken pris- oners. German destroyers, which tried to effect a rescue, wer? put to flight. An Athens message says nHtt the Greek Government have sent reinforcements" to Elsatirini, which is said to have been occupied by Venizelist forces. SATURDAY. Heavy losses were inflicted by the British on the Somme upon German forces, which suffered hoavy losses. To-day's Serbian official reports further captures of Germans and Bulgarians. It is declared, according to a Bucharest message, that Germany's reserves now total only 2,000,000, and that the col- lapse of Germany cannot be delayed. The French have advanced beyond Fort Vaux, and as far to the north as the defences of the village of Vaux. The Italian advance in the Carso con- tinues. The latest news is of the capture of a further 3,500 prisoners. MONDAY. Important French successes have been gained on the Somme and the Meuse. On the former river the greater part of the village of Saillisel has been won; ground has been gained towards Le Transloy. On the Meuse the villages of Vaux and Damloup have been occupied. The British on Sunday made important progress in the region of the Butte de Warlencourt. According to to-day's news we have been forced to relinquish a portion of the ground won. Italian troops have won more successes, and the number of prisoners taken in four days' fighting is about 9,000. In order to prevent a collision between rival Greek forces, it was stated that I Allied troops have occupied Katerini. The Greek King has refused to voluntarily comply with the demand of Admiral Foamot that the Greek light flotilla should be used against German sub- marines in Greek waters. To avoid criticism, the German Reichstag has been dismissed. The German submarine U20 ran ashore on the Jutland coast, and has been blown up. Blackguardly conduct by members of the crew of the Deutschland has incensed Americans. TUESDAY. A British submarine claims to have hit two German Dreadnoughts of the Kaiser class with torpedoes. Many gains by the British are reported from the western front. A Greek deputy's house has been raided by Greek and Allied Police, and incri- minating documents found, jjointing to the fact that the deputy had been com- municating with German- submarines by signals. Austrian losses in three days of the Italian offensive are returned at 38,600, Germany has made bitter complaints against the method by which one of her submarines was sunk. A crushing reply has been issued through the Press Bureau. Enemy forces in the Dobrudja are re- treating, burning villages behind them. WEDNESDAY. The P. and O. liner Arabia has been sunk without warning. There were >32 passengers on board, but all were saved, as also were the whole of the crew, with the exception of two en- ginrs, who were killed. The French have made important pro- gress south of the Somme, capturing the villages of Ablaincourt and Pres- soir, and advancing beyond the former Latest news from Rumania shows that our Allies are making progress on the whole of the Dobrudja front. Allied forces have occupied the arsenal and island of Leros, where the Greek naval ammunition depots are. Germany is extending her raids on the civil population of Belgium, the unfor- tunate people being pressed into virtual slavery. French aeroplanes have dropped over a ton of bombs on the aerodrome of Tras- chey, and a similar quantity on thej railway station of Chambley. Three Bulgarian attacks on the Cerna "were forced back by the Serbians, who inflicted heavy losses on the assailants. THURSDAY. A sensational Athens report states thati Greece is bound to the Central Power-st, by a secret treaty, and that Greek- speaking German officers in Greek uni- form, have been provided with patsses for entering the Allied ranks at Salo- nika. t The Greek Nationalist Government de- clares that by the spring the movement will have an army of 100,000 men at its back. Prussian casualty lists just published! bring the total admitted losses up to I 3,358,398. Enemy artillery is very active on the Somme front. To-day's Russian official says the enemy i has been pushed back in the Buzen and Juil Valleys. The reign of terror in Belgium continues. Five thousand residents of Antwerp have been transferred.
I HIS WIFE'S BREECHES. 1 A claim against a husband for five and a I h .:f guineas for a riding coat and breeches supplied to his wife was ad- journed at Westmin-ster Coufity Court on Wednesday. A letter from defendant to the plaintiff firm of tailors was put in stating that, as he nlade an allowance to his wife, 1 he refused to pay for such luxuries as riding habits." f*
DANNY MAHER DEAD. .—.—- -——— Famous Jockey Who Won Three Derbys. 'Klie..Freeq Association states that Danny Maher, one of the most successful jockeys of his day, died in a London Nursing Home on Thursday morning. Maher was born at Hartford (Coneetioat), in 1881, and came to England when 18. He soon made a great reputation owing to his ekill and judgment. His introduction of the American style of riding into England led to much discussion. Maher rode three Derby winners, and won many other classics. In 1913 he be- came a naturalised British subject.
INCENDIARY BOMBS. In introducing a claim consequent upon a fire caused by a Zeppelin incendiary bomb, counsel in the Chancery Division on Thursday said it involved a new and very important question which was not governed by authority. A factory was owned under a 60 years' lease by a lady, who granted an under-lease to a person who assigned it to a company. The pre- mises were destroyed or damaged by fire from a bomb, and the question of re- building and reinstatement arose. Counsel for the company said the Court would have to construe the covenant in the lease, and say wither under the lia- bility to insure against fire a person so liable was not bound to insure against fire of all descriptions^ which would in- clude fire caused by an incendiary bomb. The trouble had arisen in this way: The head lessor had insured the premises against damage by aircraft with Lloyds, and after damage had been done, Miss Robert, the under-leesor, seemed to think that the policy covered everybody. Lloyds were wllljng to pay, but they took the point that their policy was only one of indemnity, and if the plaintiff company could get reinstatement under their lease they would have nothing to pay. Counsel added that the eooner the public under- stood that if the ground landlord insured his premises, and had a covenant to re- pair, h4 would not get his insurance money until he had tried to make the lessee repair, the better it would be for the public. Counsel for the defendant: The lessor said Lloyds had paid the head lessor. Justice Sargant giving judgment, and declaring that liability for loss which had occurred through fire fell upon defen- dant and not upon the plaintiff oompany, said the freeholders of the premises in- sured them against damage by aircraft with Lloyds, and the sub-lessees insured the contents. The latter recovered pay- ment in that respect, but no payment or claim was made with regard to the former because of the Lloyds policy. Since it was discovered that the lessee and sub- lessee might be liable to the freeholders, they had made application to the Govern- ment for compensation. The reply was that*the claim could not be entertained, as the Committee dealing with such claims had been dissolved. His lordship was sorry for that. because persons in these circumstances were entirety within the spirit of the principle of compensation which the Government thought fit to adopt, at the time, when damage of this kind had not been appreciated. He thought it was exceedingly important for the public to realise the difficulty that it was not necessarily sufficient that one person interested in a building should in- sure it against aircraft unless it was quite clear that that person was one upon whom ultimate liability rested. His lordship said he had heard evidence as to form and wording of difference in fire insurance policies, and had come to the decision that defendant had failed to establish that the fire insurance policy did not cover the event that happened. Judgment was therefore given for plain- tiff with a declaration asked and costs.
A MOTOR BATH CHAIR. For driving a motor-car without & license and for using an unristered motor-car, Prosper Elieson, of St. Mary Abbots-terrace, was summoned at Hamlr stead on Wednesday, and Ernest 11. Thompson, of New Cavendish-street, W., was charged with aiding and abetting. It was stated that Mr. Elieson was driv- ing a newly-invented four-wheeled motor bath-chair which was electrically pro- pelled and was going at four miles an hour. Mr. Thompson was walking by the side. Counsel for the defence stated that the Local Government Board, the Customs, Treasury, and London County Council had all been asked whether a license was re- qnired, I and the reply of the first-named was that it was a question which could only be settled by the courts. The Bench fined Mr. Elieson 10s. on each cmmmons, dismissing the caaa a?nat Mr. Tl1Qmpn, and agreed to etate a case. rmmmrn———m
A MIDNIGHT SENSATION. At Crewe on Wednesday Alice Filanikin, a smartly-dressed, middle-aged woman, was fined 20s for attempted" suicide on the railway. She was also charged with travel- ling from Birmingham without paying her fare. „ About midnight the woman was seen to rueh on the lines. She was rescued, and repeated the attempt twice, exposing her- self to great danger. She had been con- victed over S2 timea at Birmingham.
THE POTATO KINGS. If all the stories I hear are true (says a London correspondent), some of our big potato growers wi 1 be able soon to retire and live in Park-lane if they have social ambitions in that direction. This after- noon I met a well-known farmr from Kent, who told me I that he had some pota- toes which he wouldn't take < £ 150 an acre for, although he sadly confessed that it was a bit of a lottery, as you might havs another field where the crop wouldn't yield more than a beggarly X60 an acre.
A SMILING ROGUE. Smiling as she entered the dock at London Sessions on Wednesday, Grace, Rocht'ord, brought up as an incorrigible! rogue, seemed highly amused while a long list of convictions was being read. The Judge: You seem to treat this matter as a joke. The Prisoner (laughing heartily): It is no use worrying about it, ie it? I Sh was fvnten'ced to Win* riioeifbs' hard labour and laughed as she left the dock.
WEST .WALES MAYORS I I IlUfRfS r HlC LúCAl CEREMONIES I It is Mayoral Day at Swansea 3o-d4j, and in the Council Chamber of the Guildhall, Ald. David Davies was elected to fill the office for the coming year. The Chamber was well filled half an I hour before the start of the meeting- the annual gathering of the Swansea l Borough Counoil, by the way-and a feature of the proceedings was the large attendance of ladies, who held a dis- tinct majority over the male element. Nearly all the members of the Council and officials were in attendance, amongst those also present were Mrs. David Davies, the Misses Winnie and Marjorie Davies, Master Eric Davies, Mrs. Percy Davies, the ex-Mayoress (Mrs. T. Merrelis), Mr. T. J. Williams, M.P., Mr. David Roberts, Mr. Joseph Hall, J.P., Mr. R. G. Lewis, Mr. Henry Thompson, Dr. Lloyd Edwards, ex-Aid. W. Williams (Wern), Mr. D. Grey Mayhew, Mr. Richard Lewis, J.P., Capt. Coliquhoun, Mrs. Daniel Jones, Mrs. Dd. Matthews, Mrs. John Lewis, Mrs. W. H. Miles, Mrs. D. J. Bassett, Mrs. G. Harries, Mrs. and Miss Morris (Bryn- tawe), Mrs. G. A. Hemmings, Mrs. J. W. Mayhew, Mrs. Hilditch, Mrs. W. W. Holmes, Mrs. Morris Roberts, and other ladies; Mr. Austen Williams, Mr. Harry f Williams, Mr. Harry Rogers, Mr. Wm. Williams (Wern), Mr. C. C. Vivian, Mr. J. Hilditch, Mr. John Jones, Mr. Ernest Jones, Mr. Joseph Harris, Mr. H. C. Behenna, Mr. W. Grey Walters, Mr. W. Alf James, Mr. Hy. Billings, Dr. Lloyd Edwards, Mr. Lucock, Mr. Wm. B. Jones, Mr. W. Merriman, Mr. W. Gear, Mr. F. E. Perkins, Lieut. Rd. Hodgens, I Mr. T. Sims. Mr. Trevor Evans, Mr. W. I J. Crocker, Mr. D. Davies (Boro* Stores), etc. The name of Ald. Dd. Davies was sub- mitted to the assembly by Councillor Sin- clair. who. at .the outset, congratulated the outgoing Mayor and Mayoress upon the excellent work they bad rendered dur- ing the past year. Some quarter of a century ago, he proceeded, Aid. David Davies came to Swansea to make this the town of his adoption. It was not long ere his virile activity began to show itself in public matters, and as a member of the Board of Guardians he did excellent work. Later in joining this august body- he used the word advisedly-he was elected for the Landore Ward by a record majority. He represented that ward for four years, and for reasons he was pleased to say were dead, and, he hoped, forgot- ten, he saw fit to resign his seat, very I much to the regret of the people of that ward. He came back to the Council again through the medium of the St. I Helen's Ward, where he trusted he would I remain to represent them for many years yet to come. Briefly referring to some of Ald. Daviee'e activities. Col. Sinclair spoke upon what he had done for the arts and crafts of Swansea. Mr. H. Macdonnell, in seconding, said there were very few men who had done more to further the interests of Swansea or to forward the object they all had in view—fhat of a Greater Swansea—than Ald. Davies. After paying a tribute to the able way in which the retiring Mayor had filled the office during the past year, the speaker said he was sure there was a strenuous year of office before Alderman Davies, and they all hoped he would be I blessed with a oontinuancoof good health [In order to carry out his 'duties, and that before the close of the year he would have the great satisfaction of seeing peace re- stored to the nation with glory and honour to ourselves and Allies and with a complete crushing and extermination of our enemies. Mrs. Davies, he was sure, would ably assist the Mayor in the social functions by her amiable and gracious ¡ disposition and manner. (Applause.) Mr. Geo. Hammings, in supporting, said 6inoe the selection was made a fortnight ago he found that the feeling of the people was that it was a wise and popular selection. One gentleman said to him: Mr Davies has been one of the best abused men in Swansea, and I can only put him on the same par as Mr. Lloyd George." (Laughter and applause.) Mr. David Matthews said he supported the nomination not only on personal grounds, but on behalf of the party in the council he represented, consisting of one-third of the council. They were unanimous in their choice of Mr. Davios. Councillor Laugharne Morgan also as- sociated himself with the tributes, and added that they should be proud that in Ald. Dd. Davies they had a man who was cosmopolitan. He was the character of man who could fill the office with dignity, and if they had searched the whole of Wales they could not have found I a t-etter man than he to carry out the im- portant duties of the Mayoralty. The proposition was carried unani- mously, and Ald. Davies was thereupon invested by the outgoing Mayor, and after repeating the customary oaths returned thanks amidst applause. The new Mayor expressed the feeling that it was particularly agreeable to hear the assurance and goodwill of Councillor David Williams. He was highly appreciative of the posi- tion he was now oocupying, and realised what it meant to be Chief Magistrate of a town like Swansea, a very ancient body. Public life, he proceeded, had its reflec- tions, its troubles, and sometimes they felt depressed ot them. If they made enemies they also made friends, and there was a good deal to be said of the men w ho gave their leisure time to public work of an unpaid description. Referring to the housing question, he felt that it would be a municipal obligation to see that their young manhood who had come so nobly to the front would be properly housed when they returned. The borough exten- sion scheme was going to enable them to realise their dreams of a Greater Swansea, at all events, it would lay the foundation of a greater Swansea. Speak- ¡ ing of the provision of adequate munici- pal buildings, they must, he said, take a comprehensive view of the matter. They must build for posterity, not only for one generation. Swansea was going to be a great town, and they must prepare for that. Many of them had-great reasons for wishing the end of the war, lie re- marked. and hJ trusted that during his Mayoralty he would have the pleasure of welcoming home their brave sons. Many of them doubted before tho war whether the fibre of the manhood of the country was sufficient to stand the strain of a great trial. It had proved better than anything in the history of this country. History had known nothing so radiant as the pages added during the last two years. Their boys had been simply ) glorious. They were fighting and 4fing in the cause of liberty. and were suffering ¡ so much that irghteousness and justice I should prevail and that freedom should not periah. There could be no more glorious event during his office that to welcome home the noble boys who had sacrificed everything to make their coun- try free. (Cheers.) The ex-Mayor and Mayoress (Aid. and Mrs. T. Merrells) were warmly thanked i for the magnificent work they had ren- dered during the past year. Moved by Alderman Merrells, seconded by Alderman Tutton, it wae decided that the Mayor's salary for the ensuing year should be S500, and all the present Alder- men were re-elected, together with the various committees. The new Mayor invited the members j of the council to attend divine service at j' the Parish Church on Sunday nfert. I
NEATH. i Amid the cheers of a representative j public, Aid. H. P. Charles was on Thurs- j day acclaimed the Mayor of CasteHnedd. There were many features in the instaHa- tion ceremony wnich made the oocasion unique. The Alderman's elevation to the civic chair synchronised with the comple- tion of forty year's representation on the Town Council it was the fourth occasion for him to assv.me the robe and chain of office; and the first Freeman of the Borough to occupy the position of Chief Magistrate. Ald. Charles was well srpported by the legaJ profession, of whioh he is the senior. Church and State, labour asd commerce were also conspicuously represented, the congratulatory speeches compelling the ad- mission that it was one of the most digni- fied and harmonious ever witnessed in the Council Chamber. Aid. H. P. Chjjrles is the Registrar of the Nenth and Aberavon County Courts; is the Deputy Prov. Grand Master of the South Walas District of Freemasons; President of the Neath Borough Tribunal; Chairinan of the Watch Committee: a member of the Board of Guardians and the Borough Education Committee, and numerous committees connected with the C01mcil. The Mayor was presented with a silver loving cup on behalf of the Council to com- memorate his 40 years' municipal services. Proposing the election of Ald. H. P. Charles as Mayor of Neath, Aid. Hopkin Morgan said his task was easy, because he had the unanimous support of the Council. Ald. Charles, the first citizen of the borough, was a man of ripe experience and great influence. Councillor W. B. Trick seconded, and Aid. David LI. Davies, sup- porting, remarked that it could not be Raid to-day what was said of Aid. Charies when he was first elected Mayor, that hp was the youngest Mayor in the Kingdom. Councillor J. R. Jones also supported, and the resolution was carried with acclama- tion. After taking the customary oaths, and bcrine presented with the golden key of the CnstJe, the Mayor, who was warmly re- ceived, returned his sincere thanks, and referring to the prophecy of Ald. Hopkin Morgan, whom he appointed deputy mayor, remarked that he was Mayor of Neath when the Transvaal wais annexed to this country, w;«p Mayor when peace was declare^ with South A fric-n, end although the peace of Europe was in the lap of the pods, his election to the chair to-day was perha.ps a good omen. (ChrR,) He pro- posed attending divine service at St. David's Chnrch on Sunday, November 19. when Archdeacon Buckley, of Ll#vidaff. would preach, and also at Maesyrhaf Church the following Sunday evening, w,hen the Rev. J. Evans Jones, Skewen, would preach. Following a resolution of thanks to the retiring Mayor, Alderman Morsran, on be- half of the Council, presented the Mayor with a silver loving cup.
ABERAVON. Councillor T. F. Goslin was unani-1 mously elected Mayor of Aberavon on Tliuredaj-. There was a full attendanoe of members of the Corporation and the; general public. The new Mayor was proposed by Coun- 1 eiilor Adam James who, as a friend and neighbour, said that Councillor Goslin was most worthy to wear the robes of office. He had been a very faithful and active member of the Council for many years, and had done his duty as a British soldier during the South African War. Councillor Gwynne Saunders seconded the motion, which was carried unani- mously. The retiring Mayor, Councillor Percy Jacob, then invested Councillor Goslin with the chain and seal of office, and wished him a very successful year, with the hope that his term of office wouldi also bring peace. The new Mayor was received with ap- plause. In returning thanks he referred t.o the important works which, owing to the war, were waiting to be carried out, particularly the new cemetery, draining of the moors, housing of the working. classes, and the town planning scheme. There was, he said, a great futme for the port, and it behoved them to be prepared for new developments. Ald. D. J. Jones and Councillor C. Lodey expressed thanks to the ex-Mayor who, they caid, had filled the office with dignity and efficiency. Councillor W. J. Williams spoke very highly of Mr. Jacob's devotion to the e-aute of the soldiers. He had been instru- mental in raising the central fund to £ 7,000 or £ -8,000, and had earned the title of the soldier's friend. The ex-Mayor returned thanks- Aid. J. M. Phillips was appointed Deputy-Mayor. When the Mayor's salary came to be fired, Aid. D. Rees proposed that it be raised from £75 to £100. Councillor J. Price seconded. Councillor Hopkin Jones opposed the proposal, and the ex-Mayor, Councillor W. J. Williams and Councillor J. James. in the interest of economy, urged that the salary should remain the same. Ald. D. Rees withdrew his motion. Ald. J. M. Smith and Mr. D. J. Jones were appointed returning officers for the North and South \Y:nd6 respectively. On the motion of Aid. D. J. Jones. a vote of congratulation was passed with Rear-Admiral Sir Hugh Evan-Thomas on his recent honour. RESULT STILL INDEFINITE. 1, 1. l'ieW iork, i iiiirc.,aay,i ne result or tne Presidential election is still indefinite, and the New York morning papers give Mr. Wilson &t 251 electoral votes certain. With regard to Mr. Hughes, estimates vary as follows:—" New York American j 24?, Times and HeraM 247, »w jerk 2S4u4a, 251, Tribune ?j2, Wcrlu ? 2?8.
WELSH MINERS' WAGES Important Meeting of Federation Council. A meeting of the Executive Council of the South Wales Miners' Federation was held on Thursday at the Central Offices, St. Andrew's-cDesceiit. Cardiff. The agenda was an exceptionally lengthy one, dealing mainly with ques- tions of merely local interest, important in themselves, but affecting matters of detail concerning disputes and arrange- ments. A deputation from the western area of the South Wales coalfield attended with reference to a dispute, the matter having bntii referred to the Council by the dis- trict concerned. The general wage question, of coarse, cropped up, and great interest is taken in the preparations for the meeting of the Coal Conciliation Board to be held on Friday, when the workmen's demand for an advance of 15 per cent., and the coal- owners' counter-demand for a reduction of 10 per cent. upon the present wage rate will be considered. Inasmuch as the question of the justice or injustice of the owners* contention— that the increased cost of production not only counter-balances the present higher selling price of ooal, btrt entitles them to a reduction-is flatly challenged by tie workmen's representatives, and tie Government have been appealed to on the point (by the workmen), the situation is a peculiar one. Still, there is no anxiety felt as to the outcome, in eo far as the general public is concerned. Important as the points raised are. they are matters for negotiation and settlement.
VICTIMISING WOUNDED. Wounded soldiers in one of the London military hospitals have been victimised by tricksters in uniform. A month ago a very polite little boy with curly hair, wearing the uniform of a Boy Scout, visited one of the wards and was entrusted with small sums by various soldiers, amounting in all to 18s., to buy stamps, cigarettes, and other small things for them. The boy has not returned yet. A few days ago a man with a cast in one eye, with the name of a regiment that has seen considerable active service on ilia khaki uniform, was allowed in, ostensibly to visit a patient, whose name he gave. He distributed cigarettes among the men and after conversation about regimental cap badges several of the men handed him small sums totalling, Tt is stated, < £ 3. to replace badges thev had lost. He proirj'J to return in an hour but has not been again.
EDUCATED AT SWANSEA. Mr. B. O. Davies, who has been a member of the Tees Conservancy Or., mission as a representative of the Mickuci brough shipowners, was born in Merthy: Tydfil, and was educated at Swansea, where he served an apprenticeship to a shipping firm. In 1891 he went to Middlesbrough to join Messn;. J. M. Lennard and Son, Ltd., ship-owners, of whic-h firm he is now managing director. Mr. Davies takes a very active and ener getic part in shipping matters on Tees- side, and as a Welshman has always taken a keen interest in all matters affecting the welfare of his compatriots in the district, and is chairma-n of the Cleveland and Durham Welsh National Society.
MANSELTON LADY'S WILL. Mrs. Catherine Rees Thomas, of 123, Maneelton-road, Maneelton, Swansea, formerly of Pentyla, Port Talbot, who died on April 9th. left estate. of the gross value of £1,782 13s. 6d.. of which C901 5s. 5d. is net personalty. Probate of her will, dated June 25th, 1909, has been granted to Mr. Edward David, of Sunny- bank. Springfields, Aberavon, iron founder, and Mr. Joh nDaniel, of The Pare, St. Fagans, Cardiff. The testatrix left 11 leaseholds in Aberkenfig in truet for her granddaughter Gladys, S10 each to the trustees of her will, and the residue of her estate to her children, William and Mary.
TOO UNSUSPICIOUS. Pleading guilty to stealing by a trick money and jewellery valued at X15 from Irene Bhmn, a clergyman's daughter, whose H fortune" she offered to tell, Jane Ledger, a gipsy lfower-seller, was given three months' imprisonment at Westmin- ster on Wednesday. The money and valuables were to wort as a charm," and the prosecutrix said she waited in vain for their return. Asked by a solicitor if she really believed the ac- cused, she replied, "As a clergyman's daughter, I was told to be kind and not suspicious. I may inform you that I have passed several university examinations."
THE SINGERS FROM WALES. From a concert programme:—' Special Engagement of tie Welsh Male Choir, over twenty in number, including several vocalists." Mr. Punch says he now understands why the Prayer Book distin- guishes between choirs and places where they sing."
iSTROLLING TO SURRENDER. —- ■ We get all eorts of prisoners the?e dayg (says the Preas Association corre- spondent at the British Headquarters hi France), one of the latest being a very i tipsy deserter who came into our line j strolling down the main Albert-Bapauine road if it were Piccadillv.
I THE WIFE'S DRINK. I Cubitt Cooke, hcen?ee of the White Lion? East Finchley, was fined at Highgate on Wednesday for breaches of the no- treating order. His waiter, Sidney Noakes, was fined s&, Henry Puddicomb X5 for treating his wife, and the latter Sa. for drinking the liquor.
£ 80,000 FOR 27,000. The steel screw steamer Demwtrios In- gleesis (late Green Jacket, of Cardiff) has been She was formerly owned by Mr. Geo. Hallett, Cardiff, who sold her five years ago for < £ 7,000. The Demetrios Ingleesis is a boat of 2,088 tons groes register, and carried 3*100 tons deod weight.