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i. EifilEtR AND DEMOCRACY. I I "I Am One of the People." i ¡ I L STRFKING SPEECH TO DAY. CARNARVON, Wednesday, i Passing through Carnorvoil at noon to- day on his way to Cricoidii, Mr. Llovd j George was met by an enthusiastic crowd of supporters of all parties. Tlio right j non. gentleman was lorced to alight at the Liberal Cluh and address the gather- insr in Welsh from the balcony of the db, He said that he had ix-on the member for the boroughs before the birth ot nixily wliem lie saw present. 1 thank you/ he declared, for hav- ing taken me on trust once more. (Luu^'ater and cheers). You may rely Vint 1 am in the (same place still. 1 am one of the people. (Cheer:-). It is for them that 1 have worked, and it is for tliem 1 will tight as long as God gives me tt.vn-th and health. 1 am only the guardian and trustee for you, and if 1: f. ir,,v you you may be sure something has happened to me that never happened; kfu. DEMOCRACY'S OPPORTUNITY, The la-st election. one of tb'e most momentous in the history of this land, lfifforded Democracy an opportunity to j show conadenoe in the present Goyfrn-. ment to change the face of the country, ami if we do not do our best to redeem our premises, I pledge to you I f-hnll not be the head of,. the Administration. I shall go buck to he people to ask for a renewal of conifdence. (Loud cheers.) AWAY UNTIL SUNDAY. I The Prime Minister left London for I North Wales on Tuesday night, after the I last of a momentous .series of meetings of the Imperial War Cabinet. He will be I away probably unfit Sunday. His chid care' durh);; his brief holiday will be the new Ministry, which it is hoped he will have completed by j the time of his return. A week later Mr. Lloyd George will go to Paris for the opening of the TTPlímimiry prac-e Conference ot the Allies. It can be said with authority that no appointments to the new Minisry have yet been made. The Prime Minister saw none but Cabinet colleagues ort Tuesday, and will not begin to think out his problem until le is inoi-e among his own people in North Wales. I TWO LABOUR PARTIES. I Meanwhile it seems certain (says "The Times "), that thtJ Prime Minister must j sooner or later invite the co-operation of Ithe Labour party. In the light of subse- iqueiit events it is matter for regret that | [Mr. dynes did not remain m the Go"rrn- i ment, at Icnet untU the country had pro- ?n'.iun.«? i? rprdict at the Gtneral Elec- ti<m. The announcement of his resigna- tion. sincere as was the motin behind it, was a little too precipitate. It has made the new political situation quite, as diffi- cult for the Labour party as for the Prime Minister, with whom the bulk of the elected Labour members have far more in common than they have with pacifist Labour. There can be no question that public- opinion would rejoice to M'e Labour taking its part in the new Government, as it did in its two predecessors, bnt the posi- tion lias been complicated by the appear- ance of a new Lalxmr group in the JTou<?e of Commons.
UNITED POLAND MISSION OF GREAT PIANIST. A telegram received from Warsaw on 'Tuesday confirrils the report that a C-oali- tion Government, representing all parts of Poland, is on the ere of formation., Center's Agency learns from a. Polish official source that the whole of the Polish people, with the exception of the I Socialists in Russian Poland, have !ex- pressed their willingness to form a rational Government. In additrion to fprussian Poland, Galicia and the mtjority of the parties in Russian Poland have re- cognised the Pcli-b Aation.il Committee I S& "absolute representatives of the interests j of Poland in the Allied countries. The latest telegraphic news of M. Paderewski. who arrived at Posen last ¡' Thursday, is that he is now on his way to Warsaw. The primary object of his I' Tuition is the formation of a National Coalition Government. The rapid de- velopment of events in this direction is doubtless due to the recognition by all I of the common danger of Bol- shevism- The Germans are vigorously iOpposing the despatch of Polish troops to the eastern border of Poland, and are, moreover, helping the Bolsheviks with I prms and ammunition. The reports of (German demonstrations in Posen are con- firmatory of the belief that the Germans I Etili hope to rule there, and to arrange ■anal'+ers in such a fashion that the Allied :T'cace .Conference at Parii shall be con- fronted with the fait accoiiip ii.
NO-CLASS WAROARE. I Lord Curzon on Erseittials of Reconstruction. -"■Bar i Curaoft oi Kedle-ston, Grand Master, la a New Year's nlge to the Frimroft^ League, says:— "The struggle is now over, or'ali but over; the victory has been won. A general election has placed in j power, by an overwhelming and almost bewildering majority, the party and the JIlIll who, powerless but for the valour of cvir men on land. at sea, and in the air, jiave yet succeeded in carrying the war to a successful jesne. and have now been entrusted with the not less arduous en- ierprisc of peace. r the work of reconstruction two things'a re essential:— (1) The continuance of the spirit of «elf-?acrilice, eolt-re.streiut, and the reali- sation of a great end, which have stilled > the cries of faction during the war, and inspired all with a common aim. A resolute refusal to allow international warfare abroad 00 I)k' replaced by class e at home, or to let the spoils of. victory he snatched lrom by dissensions within." j
DANCING IN THE, VALLEY. There wa- a splendid attendance at the fancy dress dance held at the public Hall, Pontardawe, on New Year's BYe, in con- section with St. John's Church Social Club. Musie was supplied by Mr. Chas. Davids, of Swansea, whilst the were Mr. Albert Smith and Mr. JOê Powell. The prizes were awarded as i ]pws:— Ladies. 1. Miss Maggie IJnyd, Pontardawe; consolation prize. Miss Sosie ffapsey. Gentlemen's: Mr. D. J. Harries, Pant teg, Ystalvfera.
COUNT PLUNKETT FREE. Count l'lunkett Sinn Fein M.P. for Roscommon North, has been released! from internment He has been detained at Birmingham May. The Sinn Fein leader arrived at his home in Dub- lin on Tuesday. He stated that he had "been released unconditionally, and that the release of the other Irish prisoners now in England may soon take place. j Count Phmkett declares that the story of the German plot was invented to im- the Engiish public with the great- ness ot Mr. Lloyd George.
In the New Year's message to his con- c'-in?uts at Hitchin, Lord Robert Cecil states that the happiness of England de- pends upon the unity of its people, a better understanding- between all classes and a realisation thut individuals who I make nations have a right to dispose of themselves, and mrist be put in an eco- nomical position which will enable them I to do M t I
DISABLED MEN. I State and Accident Risk I Industry. I The report of the Committee appointed I by the Home Secretary in March last to i consider the question cf any special pro- vision in the case of disabled soldier and j sailor? returning to civil employníet, I with regard to the payment of compensa. I bon under the Workman's Compensation Act, ig now issued. The Committee, of which Lord Peel was chairman, were appointed in consequence of representations made to the Home Office by the Ministry of Pensions and I the Ministry of Labour "that difficulties i were being experienced in arranging for the rctuizi to civil tiiipioymoni 0. di■ abled men discharged from hrs Majesty's Forecc-; owing to an apprehension among I4 employers that the employment of suv-h men would be attended by a greatly in- creased risk of accident. The Committee say:—" On a general review of the whole position, we have come to the conclusion that the individual compensation lia- bility which the employment of disabled j sailors and soldiers may entail so as to prevent the apprehension or such lia- bility prej udicing the employment of euch mpn. We ars confident there will he a very strong feeling that all obstacles j in the way of the return of these men to employment should, as far as practicable, 1«2 removed; and it would not be fair, in our opinion, to call upon the indi- vdual employer to bear the most of the additional liability which arises out of injuries incurred in the servce of the State. We may mention that both in France and Ital., hwere a similar prab- lem has arisen the State has found it i necessary to take action. THRE ALTERNATIVES. I In detailing themes for meeting the I .situation the- report says there .are three I altern-" ive way! in w hich the additional liability of the employer might be pro- vided far:— I (a) It might be borne by the man him- self. It could be airanged that such ad- dition to the premium rate a.s the insur- ance cpmpanies might find it-necessary to charge in respect of disabled men should I be contributed by the man himself (b) It might l>e» borne by the trade as a nhole. It could 1K> arranged with the in- 1 surance companies that no increase of ( Premium should be charged to the indi- vidual employer of disabled men, but that ;.¡;y additional charge which experience might sho'W to be necessary should be I spread over 11w whole industry, by an increase of the flat rate.. (c) It might be borne by the Rtite. This is the course <?? Committee reeom- mend It seem;; to the Committee that j the State, in whose (-ervico the disability I has been incurred, sho?d be prpj?rcd to i accept the liALilitv for any increase in the Ii j cost of compensation which may ramlt from the employment of <li.bled men. a, .-ibe? i'crl no doubt that such a course would be gejierally approver. The Committee add that they do not re- gard the increase in the compensation liability as likely to be.at all serious. and consequently they do"expect that the charge to the State will, 1% considerable. No exact estimate c'n be given.
I MURDER PLOT. I j WouldfBe Assasin of Turkish Commander Escapes. < A hens, December 28th (received Wed- ¡ r.csf'ay).— is learned at <?ongtantinople that an attempted nsasjna l ion was made on (")r)?tma8?v against th? head of the Turkish Fjeet^, The attack failed and the would-be as- sa<sii. esctped I
USE OF THE SCHELDT. I With regard o the request ofthpBri- j tish and other Governments to Holland to j allow them facilities similar to those lately given to Germany to us& Dutch j railways and waterways, the Netherlands Government ha<? replied that it does not regard the passage of the Germans as a precedent. Holland declares that normal transit by Dutch rivers may be resumed, and there is no objection to transport by way of the Scheldt and the Rhine pro- vided that such transport is made under [ 'the commercial tiap.—Renter. I
A boy named .Albeit, Baker, of Silver-J to'.Tii. who was found lying unconscious I near a gas stove bv his mother, died in hospital from gas poisoning. i
BALTIC FLEET I I MOVEMENTS OF ALLIED WARSHIPS COPENHAGEN, Tuesday (received Wednesday). A French naval squadron, consisting of a battle cr?'scr, light cruiser, and three dpsti?yprs, roucdpd the Skaw this morn- ing to the Baltic. I A Riga message via Berlin states that the Russian Fleet will attempt to put to f sea from Kronstadt to meet the British ¡ Fleet in the Baltic. SIEGE LAW- IN POSEN. I It is semiofficially announced from Berlin that a state of siege has been de- dared in Posen. The number of casual- j ties in siie recent sanguinary encounters already umounts to 200. The rebellion, has now spread over the whole town. I
JAPAN'S POLICY. Peace and Open Ocr r in Far East. 1 Nfcw York, Tuesday (received Wednes- day)-—Peace and the open door in the I Far East will be Japan's l)('ce policy at the Peace Conference, says Baron Makino, a member of the Japanese Peace Delega- tion, who has just arrived here en route to Paris.
SUBMARINE CHASERS I I Not Coming to Swansea I After All. In connection with Swansea being the wintering quarters of the fleet of Ameri- can enemy submarine chasers, it is now unofficially stated that they will remain in Plymouth. There are in all about 5t of this particular kind of craft at present I lying at Plymouth, and their crews number anything from 1,100 to 1,200 men, I who would, if the fleet came here, have k-een accommodated until April next, when they would return to the United States. It is anticipated that many of these smart little craft will he disposed of and converted into pleasure 'yachts.
WAR MEMORIAL. I Soma More Swansea Opinions I The Leader" has secured more opin- ions upon the war memorial suggestion to commemorate the sacrifices of the boys of the town in the great war. Councillor F. J. Parker is heartily ip agreement with the idea, and said he had iead Mr. Ivor GWynne's suggestion with interest and approval. ivi iat I should jk" to he a'hled. "is « Technical CoUo?e p?.? fhe<;cho]arJnp5. What bet- -?'r memorial could be put up? Of court.e'l this is only a carnal suggestion, but I am very much in agreement with the idea CLAIMS OF UTILITY. I Mr. Aeron Thomas described the idea I of a memorial as a very commendable cue I have had no time," he remarked, to give the subject much thought, t-,Ut. I. whatever memorial is decided upon should ￼ be where utility is a prominent charac- I tsristic." "SOMETHING TANGIBLE." I I am heartily in agreement with the I idea—heartily," said Mr. A. H. Thomas, Llansamlet, when a Leader reporter asked him his views. I should like the memorial to take the form of something tangible, something we can see, something which our faculty of siglit will help us to keep in memory. The sacriifce should be commemorated in a way tliat those who come after will never be able to forget."
SHARING THEM OUT. I The Allies are sharing out the sur- rendered U-boats, which so far number l 114. There are more to come. Fifteen I re going to France, 10 to Italy, 7 to I Japan,, and 4 'to the United States. The I last are now on their way across the I
BAVARIAN CAMP STORY. I In a Bavarian camp for French pris- oner,, the men were paid in stamps, I, which could be exchanged for goods. Some prisoners escaped to France and I' printed an imitation of the German stamps. They roiled these in small .trips and inserted (hem in sticks of macaroni, which were sent in food par- cels to the prisoners. When the camp paymaster balanced his books he found. that.stamps to the value of several thou- sand marks had been exchanged in ex- cess of those issued.
WAR DECORATIONS. I ft is shown in a <e T/omkm Gazette is-( sued on TufedaTthft during the year the' following war decorations were awarded: I \T.C. 71 I D.S.O. Bars 241 Military Cress 5,157 M.C. Bars 938 Distinguished Conduct Medal. 2,710 D.C.M Bars 125 I Military Medal 22,275 M.H. Bars 1,338 Meritorious Service Medal 81
ALIENS PROBLEM. I One of he fi rstprohlellls which wiH I come up for* consideration in the new Parliament is the aliens question, in view j of the number of enemy aliens now in- terned in this. country awaiting release. It is entirely a matter for the npw Government," said a Home Office official on Tuesday. It is extremely probable that some practical step will be taken to repati-iato or, at any rate. release on some satisfac- tory sr-iteguard some of the men now in- terned, pending further developments j arising out of the Peace Conference de- I cisions. c. H The Aliens Advisory Committee has, | of course, been doing considerable work I within its comparatively limited powers, but these will have to be substantially i enlarged if the Germans now in this country are to be repatriated when peace I is signed. This will enta il further special legis- lation; but. as the aliens question was in I the forefront of'the Caalition programme during the election, there is little doubt j that prom lit steps will be taken to 6atbfy public opmion on the matter."
NEW YEAR HONOURS HEATH VIGE-ADMIRAL'S DiSfiNCOONS The departmental lists of New Year honours were issued on Tuesday night. They are chiefly remarkable for the num- ber of overseas distinctions. These in- clude three Privy Councillors, 11 Knights, several promotions in the Orders of Knighthood carrying the title, and the four Baronets include Mr Abe Bailey. Among the naval ulid military awards three admirals join the Order of the Bri- tish Empire as Knights. SIR D. BEATTY'S RANK. The Admiralty announces that Admirals Marquis of Miiford la v en formerly Prince Louie; of Batteirserg) and Sir G. E. Patey are placed on the retired list on their own request, with the following con- sequent promotions:— To be Admirals: Ads lira! (Act.) Sir Dd. Beatty, and to continue, while holding his present appointment during the war, to take rank and comn .md as an Admiral of seniority of No-em-her 27, 1916, and Vice-Admiral Sir R. G. O. Tupper. To he Viep-Adniiol Vice-Admiral (Act.) A. C. Leveson and S. R. Free- mantle. To be Tiear-Admiral s. Captains C. C. Fowler, W. F. Slayter, and R. A. Hop- \\000 NEW EARLDOMS. It has been decided to confer the dignity of an Earldom upon Sh Douglas Haig and Sir David Beatty for their great services during the. war. Peerages are also to be conferred on Sir Dowais Ilaig's Army commanders, namely. Gen. Sir H. S. TTorne, Gen. Sir JI, I'hmer, Gen. Fir Jul- ian Byng, Gen. Sir H. S. Eawlinson, and Gen. Sir W. Birdwoo<i. and, on Gen. Sir Edmund Allenby It is probable that the honours will b0 accompanied by money srrants by Parliament as an additional mark f)f the nation's gratitude. NEATH ADMIRAL. Vice-Admiral Sir TL Evan-Thomas, who has been awarded the K.C.M.G., be- longs to the Neath farmy of that name, lie led the advance division of the Battle Fleet in the Jutland bartle.
QUEEN'S MESSAGE. To the Women of Indian i Empire. Qu'een Mary has sent a special message t.o the women of India, following that to the women of the Empire. She says: 1 know thatby the custom of their country and the time-lionoured traditions by which they are reveiently bound, the women of India are for the most part pre- vented from undertaking those public and industrial tasks which their sisters in other parts of the Empire, when the man- power of the country. foHli in its de- fence, were able to I n the so- clusion and solitude of their homes the women of India have had to bear the bit- terness of partings, to suffer bereavement and privation, to live Ihrough days and months of doubt and Txiefy, in ignor- ance of the fortunes of the war and with- out tidings of their absent ones. Reports have reached me from many sources of their fortitude and end; ranee during the. "trtin of the war whirh have filled me with admiration and gratitude. I rejoice to think that many lnflu- eness are at work which make for the greater well-being and advancement of the women of India. I watch witli the deep- est interest and sympathy every step that is taken to bring the means of education and knowledge more within their reach, to provide greater facilities for their ob- taining proper raedicai relief through the agency of their own sex in women's hospitals or in the privacy of their own homes, to widen their interests and ac- tivities, and to secure to tllem the ade- quate protection of the law. I wish with all my heart that every success may crown these efforts."
THE WAR MEMORIAL. — — To the Editor. Sir,By all means ffit the chief form of Swansea's memorial he of utility, such as scholarships for fallen men's children: But we L must have something of the spectacular too. Why not let it be in bronze, preferably from old cannon or the like? It could he a yearly labour of love (and many would eompete for the honour) to polish this monument to our noble sons and to the cause of Freedom. It would, indeed, become Swansea's own Statue of Liberty.—Yours, etc.. Too Old at Forty.
RUPPRECHT'S PROTEST. A wireless telegram whi.ch Pri. nce Rup- precht addressed on No-cmber 17) to the Provisional Bavarian Government, but which the latter did not answer, is pub- lished by the Munich Latest News." Prince Rupprocht, in his capaciity as Crown Prince of Bitvaria, protests against thf' political revolution- -,v"Mch took place without the collaboration ot the entire Bavarian people. He dnnands thalt the future constitution of tht State should be decided by a Constitur,t Assembly, in connection with which the Bavarian sol- diers still at the front, should have thp, right to vote. — Renter.
"ALL GREEKS TO DIE." Salonika, Dec. 24 (delayed).—Dr. Maxi- tnoff, the Bulgarian Socialist leader, who was in charge of the military hospitals established in the invaded portions of Greek Macedona during the war, in the course of a recent sensational lecture at Burgas, admittpd the truth of the re- ports regarding the atrocities practised by the Bulgarians on the Greek inhabitants in those regions. Highly-placed Bulgarian officers," he declared, seized frnnl the Greek mer- cbant-s in Seres, Srama, and Kavalla their tohaccn stocks, which they subse- quently sent to Bulgaria to be retailed there- by their compatriots. They likewise compelled all wealthy Greeks, under threats of deportation, to disgorge, the if fortunes, and outraged their wives and daughters under their very eyes. As a result ot these exactions ihe formerly wealthy Greeks were re- duced to a state of beggary. Ahd in addi- tion to all these misfortunes, marsh fever daily decimated the ranks of the Greeks. -H,-tving received orders fromt" my superior officers," concluded Dr. Maxi- moff, "to allow all Greeks to die, even to the last man, I tiras thus prevented from succouring illn 'in any wayReuter.
1 COLLIERS MI. I .—— ￼ ?—— 1300 MEN AFFECTED BY I TIRDONKITOPPACE The workmen employed at ifche Tir- j' Jonkin Colliery, Llangyfelaeh, terminated their 14 days' notice on Monday, and the colliery is now at a standstill. The trouble appears to be over the dismissal of a ivoi kniaii. I A meeting of the men concerned was held at the Treboeth Public Hall, on I Tuesday, when an application of the em- ployers to have six of the workmen to work to k?.fp the pumps, ?tc., in order, I WAS H>iused, Consequently, un less a rc-! start is goon made, the cillery will have J to be closed down for good. One of the workmen infcrmed our re- ¡ porter on Tuesday that even if operations, were to go on to-day it would take three or four weeks before the full body of I workmen would be able to resume work. There was about 300 men employed at s this coUiery, and the output averaged i about 500 tons per day. ¡ As far as can be gleaned, things are I not very comfortable at Pcntre Colliery, j and there is a rumour of a stoppage here as well. I
AT AN END. ¡ I W- I I Blockade of Coast of Asia j I Minor. I ATHENS, December 28th (received Wednesday). The Commander of the AHied Squadron at Corfu has notified the Gree! Govern- ment that the blockade of the coast. of Asia Minor and Syria is now at an end.- Exchange Special. Paris, Tuesday (received Wednesday).— A decree has been issued partially rais- ing th" blockade of the coast of Asia I Minor and Syria.
I PRISON REVOLT. -0 I I Sinn Feiners Cause Trouble in II Belfast. BELFAST, Wednesday. I' The revolt of Sinn Fein prisoners in i Belfast Gaol ended at a late hour last night, as the result of prolonged negotia- tions undertaken by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, who travelled specially to Belfast I I for the purpose of endeavouring to reach a settlement. Under the arrangement entered into, the prisoner Doran, who was smuggled by Sinn Feiners into the building which they isolated and occupied, is to be handed over to the prison authorities, but not. to I I .to dealt v.-ith as an ordinary criminal. Recalcitrant Sinn Feiners are to have I the conditions restored which prevailed before their liberty was carta •led,' and tc, i be removed as soon as possible to an in- j -eminent camp.
I FRENCH IMPORTS. I I Decision to Remove Restrictions. PARIS, Tuesday (received Wednesdayl, —The Food Minister intends to abolish I the restrictions at present in force with I regard to the importation of foodsuffs. with the exception of confectionery and chocolate. I
I MAGISTRATE FINED. At Norman Cross Petty Sessions on Tuesday, George Keble, J.P., an ex- Mayor of Peterborough, was fined c £ 2 and I 10 guineas costs for aiding and abetting in gallle trespass on land let by Mr. I George Fitzwilliam to the Marquis of if,tint,13, at Orton Waterville. Five co- defendants were fitied xl, and they in- cluded Arthur B rd, a justice of the bench before whom the case was tried; Water S'turton, solicitor, Peterborough: and Joseph Oiver. a member of the Hunts County Council.
I GERMAN INDUSTRIES. I I Amsterdam, December 30—The Lokal- anzeiger slates that the State Secretary of the Economic Board, Dr. August Muller, in an interview with representa- tives of the Press, was very pessimistic with regard to the future of German economic life. As grounds for this opinion, he mentioned the impossibility of re-establishing pre-war conditions j ewing-to the loss of the foreign markets, the loss of the German colonies, and the growth of American competition. The difficulties, he aid. were further increased hy the fact that the ray materials were | in the hands of enemies, who were also able to fix their own prices. To this must be added the big war indemnities, and I can assure you," Dr. MuHer added, that Belgium and France will be relent- less in this respect." He concluded by opposing the socialisation of industries, j ¡ giving as his reason that the Entente had j ) declared that it regarded all national pro- j petty as a pawn."—Renter. j i l
I ￼ WEDD. "t.! I SWANSEA WEDD'.?. ? M. P.'s Son Marries Schootmistressi i A khaki wedding, which might also be well described as a double victory n wedding- of considerable interest to Swan- I sea people was celebrated at Carmarthen- road Congrega tional Chapel on Wedneis- day morning, .viz., that of Mr. E. J. Wig- j nail, third son of Mr. James Wignall, the new M.P. for Forest of Dean, and Mrs, W-igiiall, to Miss Marian Hughes, assist- j ant IlllstWd at Cwmbwria School. ? The oinciating ministers were the Hev. J. Phillips and Rev. E. Worthing. Mr. ? G arfic?( Morgan acted as best man, and the bridesmaids were Mf?s H. Hughes ($ister of the bride), and Mies Wighall (sister of the bridegroom), bride and i bridesmaid being charmingly attired, The church was prettily decorated fori the occasion. The "Wedding March" was played by the organist, Mr. Trevor j Anthony. Among those present and at he wedding breakfast were: Miss Samuel (head teacher of Cwmbwrla School) and j memhers of the staff, Mrs. Rees, ilrs. Beard, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Griffiths, Sergt. and Mrs. Lewis, Mrs. Leyslion, Miss Thomas, the bride- groom's father and mother, the bride's father, mother and brother, the bride's uncle, a sprightly dancer at th? age of M; Mr. Ted Howard, Mr. and Mrs'. John ("uncle and aunt), and other members of the family and many friends. The wedding breakfast at Thomas' Cafe, was a pleasant function, and amid the hearty good wishes of a large com- pany, bride and bridegroom left Swansea ￼ en route fok London to spend the honey- j moon, j » /A, < I I I GERMAN SCHEMA PROCLAIMED I AN INDEPENDENT PROVINCE, j Amsterdam, Monday (received Wed- j nc-sday).—A Vienna telegram gays that the Gcvmaa Eoli cmiarj. National J Assembly, in an appeal addressed to '■he German .Bohemian people, states i that the delegates the Provisional I National Assembly docted in the .German distriet,3 of "Ooheruia met-on Sunday and proclaimed the districts of German Bohemia, represented by them to be an independent province I. of the German-Austrian State, I j I I i ♦ I | 0 BUTTER MARKET.. Cork, Wed ne--day.P'irsts. Z6S.; seconds lid frosh butter. IRON MARKET. i ?. Wolverhmapton, Wednesday.—-uost 01 me is on works and factories resumed work .-tier the Christmas holidays on, Monday. 'o-day in iocal metal industries a 47-hour v eel; was inaugurated, which it is confid- niT anticipated will improve production. id save fuel light. and tower. Numerous Iterations in export prices of iron and also operate from to-day. Official 1e frictions other than price emulations have "early all been removed, but during the hange-over period when munition work-rs -e being demobilised and plant uni i a- Mnery are being re-ciganised to meet tow trade conditions. merchRnts and manufac- tarers are adapting cautious attitudes, and d'e awaiting events at the quarterly trade .neetinsr to be held in the course of a few days. Meantime steady business on some- what restricted lines continues.
DEATHS. DAVID,—On the 30th iii-t,. at No. 2 Glan- mor-crescent Uplands. Margaret, dearly- beloved wife of Thomas David. Funeral i-.v, Thursday next. living house at 2.30 p.m., for Oauygraig men only. 132A1-2
RACING RESUMED, Two Days' Meeting at Manchester. l.D—SPORTSMAN'S WELTER FLAT RACE of 200 sovs. Two miles. T ELOl 1 SEA VOYAGE 2 NED CRAG 3. Also ran: Bav-horo Siller, Stamford. Betting: 7 to 4 St bloi 5 to 1 Payshore. 6 > 1 Sea, Yoyarre. ID to 1 Ned Crag, 100 to 7 .-tiller. 20 to 1 Stamford. Two; six Bayshore fell. and was destroyed. 50—Ml,TREIj PARK 1 SVETOI 2. BATH 3. Also ran Jeroboam, Caetleton, Royal Visit, Prince Clifton. Betting: 6 to 4 Min- strel Park. 7 to 2 Castleton. 6 to 1 Btah, 7 to 1 Svetbi. 8 to 1 Prince Clifton. 10 to 1 Jeroboam and Royal Visit. Four; neck. ^.O—HARRY CRAG 1 CANUTE 2. WALTON HEATH 3. AiF-o ran: Agripentum, Rosonyx Walpole, Golden Square Peterloo, Private Trenton. Betting: 5 to 4 Walpole. 3 to 1 Bosonyx. 4 to 1 Canute 8 to 1 Peterloo. 10 to 1 Golden Square 100 to 8 others. 30—WATERBED 1. POLLEN -2. SANESO 3. Also i an: Bernstein. Vermouth, Anti- pater, Strong Boy, Sensitive Symcns, Square Dance. Valentine Mailer, Lady Donorc Bell Toll Mask off. Betting: 3 to 1 Sanesa and Pollen 9 to 2 vraterbed 8 to 1 Antipater. 10 to 1 Bern- stein. 100 to 7 Strong- Boy. Sensitive Symons. L'uare Dance. Valentifie Maher. 20 to 1 thers. Head: four lengths. \C-LLANS LUCRE 1. CTMRRY 2. FOR- XOCH 3. Also ran: Lcngeriine, Galician. Starr. Skager Raock C-isteru. Armageddon, O'Flyn. St. Yves. Anagram. Buz- Off. St. Agnea* Eve. Betting: 7 to 4 Galician, 3 to 1 St. Agues Eve. 5 to i IJJans Lucre, 8 to 1 Lonererline, 110 to 1 iCmbry. Buzz Off anc! Armageddon 100 to 8 Dornoch. "00 to, 7 others. Three-parts; three. St. Agnes Eve fell. ISO-LOCH ALLEN 1 SERGT. MURPHY 2, LAMENTABLE 3.-Three ran.
THE FIGHTING lli RUSSIA. Important Progress. TO-DAY'S MILITARY SITUATION IN RUSSIA. On December 30th, in the Reval direc- tion, our detachments have advanced as far as the line J.,ol-ha--Kolk. After two days' fighting in the Riga direction we have taken Romotzkoe, 15 rorsts from Wendes. On the righ'i: of the Dvina we have taken Poinershof. On the Sventziany—Ponevesh Railway we have taken Nesianny.
TiO-DAY'S NEWS".N BRIEF A scheme to construct four new bridges over the river Trent was approved on Tuesday by Nottinghamshire War Agri- cultural Committee. Mr. C. F. Danks, of Lancing, editor of the Grocer's Journal." died suddenly (n: entering the London train at Worthing on Tuesday. Sir John Baddeley, one of the City Aldermen, has created a record by having occupied the Bench at the Guildhall 91 limes during 1918. Northumberland miners are to vote for or against giving 14 days, notice to cease work if the employers refuse to abolish lie three-shifts system. The Scottish executiv e of the National nion of Clerks is asiung for a maximum working week of 38 hours for all men and women, without loss ot pay. Information has been received by Mrs. Guy, Sea View. LJanmollais, that her husband, C.M-S- James Guy. bar, been nwarded the Croix de Guerre. Reporting on the housing problem, the surveyor of the Iteston and Isleworth Council suggests acquiring land awav from p res-en t cen re,% of population. to obtain cheaper sites. Eye tests for North-Bastprn Ra.ilr.-av t1!en have been modified. The general manager states that he cannot with safetv ffather reduce the test, but he itS prepared f" submit the matter to the Board of Trade. Five months after her 13d birthda" the death has occurred at Grindallv 16le of Birsav, -)rkDeY, of Mis. ?'?' .lohnston. Ofl reaching ] oo VOl[ r^ received a coDgM'-??y message froj? Ute King. ?t ?ome very hM?'y Poll l?rc?ntu?r;. "ooordcd, particulai'? iii Scotland. W, S?Uu\r?nd (npP ?i?' ??'? (' ivate secretaries) pc ed no lpss ?:.?, per cent, of the votes cast. This is ih,- highest in Scotland- On Tuesday night and aSain on Wtii- ziesday morning there NN', is a heavy fail of -now over the South and Last of Scot- land, where it lies froin tii-<) to four inches deep. The intense f!'>«t which has hold for some days of curlir;- and skating. Adopting an American suggestion. Church of LnglaC thd Nonconformist, ministers will e January 18- T5 a season of special Player for the Re- union of ChristeB"0111' and for the guid- ance of preparation for the World Con- ference on Faith and Order. With reforcn& to th'o Published state- ment that Mr. Jchn liodkl, Penion<8 Minister, was in a niir6itig home at Man- chester after a delIcate, °^eration on the throat, and that 8 1 Public engage- ments had been the Press Ae- ociation oil I" "Idav last a very timple operation was performed. Letehworth Trades Councii protest against unemploy111^ Pay b'eilT^ prejud- iced through JJlnIho Sifls refusing to ficeept their old domestic servants. In a H Gazette o. last night Hon. Maj. the Rt. JIo. Sir J. A. Simon, K.C.V. O., K.C., .C., is 'mentioned' under the heading" Royal Air,Force, Staff. An inquest W&6 conducted at the Wo-rk- house, Swansea. on ,^on«ay. on the body of Harriet Ne^c0iac^ (22), an inmate of the institution, vvh(1, did on the 27th inst. ¡'Lml an injurv to the ear through falling j:1 a.n apopledic fit. The jury returned verdict of deflth from compression of the brain, due to falling III an apoplectic St.
victoria PARK. | | Dsseussion re New Swansea Site. At the Swansea Parliamentary Oommit- toe on Tuesday the neew for new munici- i '-nl buildings dl'&ci^sed, and the Vi-c- Lit ia Park site Was Pr°vLsionally accepted 11<; a site. However, the. scheme in its en- tiretv mav be subject to reconsideration if Singleton estate col-lips into the market.
I THE ONLY WOMAN. I Countess Markievltz Ineli- ? gible for Parliament. COt1ntMs Markievitz, fito Sinn r..in? ¡nd onlv woMan returned to the House of CoTumoo. will not be eligible to take her seat in the House, as she is an alien [ by marriage. In 1900 the countess, who is Irish by birth and the elder daughter of the late :]1' Henry Gore-Booth, parried a J>(J"tj¡¡ count named Cashmir Dnnnn Markisvitz. | and thereby became an alien. An official 1 t the Home Officeinfor-tiied a Pressman 'hat there was no record of the count i !dn'" been naturalised. [ During the Irish rising in WIR.th^ •: ountess was one of the leaders, and she -vas among the rebels arrested and sen- -need to penal servitude for life. She ras released from Aylesbury Prison in 017 under the general amnesty granted cy the Government.
I A PNEUMONIA VICTIM Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Williams, the Boot I-?hop, Herbert-street, Pontardawe, have received news that their son, Pte. Rees 1 lew. William6, of the 23rd Welsh Regt., iiecl at Salonika on 13ecember 20th from i/iicnmonia. Deceased was only 23 years ■rt a, -e, and joined in the early part of the war. He had been at Salonika for 2A years, and was expected home at all j early i