LIVE SHELL. Fatal Explosion at Landore Works. The tranquility of the Landore district was disturbed in the early 1 hours of Monday morning by a loud Explosion at Messrs. Baldwin's INVorks, Landore, which resulted in the death of one of the company's (employes, and caused another eevere injuries. The actual cause of the explosion is a mystery, but it is supposed that j ft live shell had found its way into i khe furnace. The two men, David Thomas (31), of Plough-road, Lan- Vore, and Thomas Lake (21), of Sadler-street. Brynbyfryd, were en- gaged at the furnace at the time of the explosion in drying sand, and sustained terrible injuries. They ¡' flvere taken to the Swansea Hos- pital, where David Thomas died at 6 a.m. The other man is suffering tfrom injuries to his arm and body. This is the first explosion of its kind that has ever occurred at the Hvork?.
INDIFFERENCE. I Feature of Local Elections. I The indifference of Swansea. to the I Tnunicipal elections (the results of which we give on page 9), is perhaps best shown by the following table which reveals that I in the seven wards only slightly more than half the electorate recorded their I .Qtes Electorate. Polled. Cockett 1,969 774 Landore 4,276 2,002 Oystermouth and Brynau 3,1-44 1,108 Si. Thomas 4,511 2,618 Castle 3,243 1,797 Morriston 4,8 fO 3,085 Brynmelyn 3,818 2,258 Totals 25,531 13,672
MISSING MAN. Heft His Homa in Swansea a Week Age. Information is wanted regarding the Thereabouts of a men named Claude Ivi rigs bury (30). who has been missing tram bis -\o. 3. Gardeti-street, Ewansea, since Saturday, October 25th. The man is about 5ft. 7in. in height, nd of a dark complexion.
SWANSEA SINGER. lIP Death of Miss Emily Harris in Hospital. The death occurred suddenly in Swan- sea Hospital, on Saturday evening, of Miss Sfcinily Harris, daughter of Mrs. Rebecca yHarri6, nurse, Milton-terrace, one of the toldest members of the committee of the j iWomn's Liberal Association, and brotlier of Mr. D. J. Harris, engraver, High-street ] IA rcade Miss Harris fell ill list Tuesday with an internal oomplaint, and on Saturday, at Ii p.m., was taken to Swansea Hospital for the purpose of undergoing an operation. .Ehe. however, pad away at 9 p.m. Well-known in musical circles from her connection with Madame Ben Thomas's Swansea Ladies' Choral Society, Miss Harrid was also a faithful member of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church and Choir. She was 37 years of age. The funeral is arranged to take place at )DanygTaig on Tuesday. Gentlemen only.
TRAWLERS AT SEA. I Hopeful Prospect for Fish Market Once More. There will soon be a return to condi- tions at the Swansea Fish Market such es have now almost faded into dimness in ,the minds of many. Allowing time for the jtrawlers to make a catch, business in fish will again be resumed after a long stop- page through the strike of trawlermen. Mr. J. G. Gunning, the local secretary of the National Sailore and Firemen's [UnR>n. told a Leader reporter on Mon- <lay that everything was now going along favourably. The men are quite satisfied ,tv go to work whilst arbitration decides ,what they ahall be paid," he said. Ten trawlers were got ready for sea and Jeft Swansea for the fishing grounds on Saturday. Several boats leit Milford on the night previous. There was a further departure of boats from both porta on JHonday, so that within a few days the fcouth Dock basin will present its old ap- pearance instead of the tiers of trawlers Mich as have greeted the eves of passers-by dor the last few weeks. It can hardly be stated yet when any of the fir.t batch boats will return with cur goes of fish, but given favourable weather it. should not be many days before the rish Market will again present ite early morning busy appearance. it is stated that arbitration on the matter in dispute will commence in a fortnight's time.
CRUSHED BY TRAM. I Bfshopston Collier's Injuries. I Sidney Davies (21), of Malt House, -ylishol).st,on, was admitted to the Swansea l'oospital on Saturday with a fractured sustained while following his em- ii'.oyment ns nu underground haulier at the Berthlwyd Colliery. lie was crushed lIahre8 at piece of timber and a tram. t
G.C.G MAN. Elected Miners' Agent at Abercynon. (By Our Mining Correspondent.) A very interesting and somewhat unique election has just taken place at i the importan group of collieries known as the Cardiff Dowlais Pits, Abercynon, where there were originally no fewer that 30 applicants for the position of miners' agent. A ballot was taken on 15 of the names submitted. In that bal- lot Mr. J. Dicks, check weigher, of Gwaimcaegurwen, obtained top position with 668 votes. Five of the names of those who had secured highest votes wers submitted to another ballot, with the understanding that tho two highest should afterwards be put to the final j ballot. A BI-LINGUIST. I Mr. Dicks and the other four ad- dressed the workmen, and although the committee had deleted tho "Welsh" qualification, Mr. Dicks spoke in Knglish for ten minutes and in Welsh for five I minutes. When the result was made known on Saturday, it was found that Mr. Dicks t had scored 1,292 votes, 364 more than I the total of all the other candidates put together. A third ballot was therefore unneces- sary, and Mr. Dicks certainly deserves hearty congratulation on his remarkable success. He is well-known among West Wales miners.
SWINDLED THE PUBLIC I Swansea Woman Charges 17/6 for 9/2 Goose. This is a very serious case of over- charging indeed," said the prosecuting c h ai-g txig in d ee d solicitor in regard to a summons against Sarah Jane Moore at Swansea on Mon- day for selling a goose at a price above tho maximum, and offering to sell an- otliet at a price exceeding the maximum. Mr. Holland Booth prosecuted on behalf of the Food Control Committee. The evidence of the two food inspec- tors revealed the fact that the defendant charged 17s. 6d. for a goose, which under the maximum price should have been 9s. 2d. She asked 14s. 6d. for another goose, which was above the correct price. ;)1rs. Moore's defence was that an ill- neaii fchfc v. as suffering from at t-ke tiDî- made her unbalanced. The Chairman said it waft a very bad case, and the defendant had evidently swindled the public. It was time some- thing should be done, and the Bench thought that fines of less than £10 in each case would not meet them at all. | They therefore imposed fines of £10 in each case. j
HOUSING AND ART. Mr. Gott's Plea for Com- I munal Living. 4 The connection between Housing and Art" was the topic at the Public Library Lectures on Saturday evening when Mr. C. W. Gott, of the Swansea Grammar Scshool was the lecturer. There was a good attendance. presided over by Mrs Rowland Williams. In the course of the lecture, Mr. Gott pointed out that the Artist and craftsman before proceeding to execute any design, first, make a careful analysis of his con- ditions and limitations. In the case of house design the conditions are complex, and since the war new conditions have been added. These are, first, domestic labour which has to bo organised and paid for like other skilled work; secondly heating and lighting which must be carried cut without the former extrava- gant consumption of coal; and lastly, material which must be economised or re- placed by less eoctlv substitutes. The lecturer tlipn- dealt illustratively with suggestive methods by which economy could be practice without loss of effici- ency. He advocated the communal sys- tell, of living, urging that a restaurant or kitchen in common would not break down family life, but would afford opportuni- ties for the, young to acquire the air. manners, and confidence, that are so essential in later life. With regards to building material, Mr Gott looks forward to our scientists, feeling it worth their while bv proper en- couragement, to supply us with varieties of effective substitutes for tho&e now generally irecl. In moving a vote of thanks, Mrs. land Williams, spoke of housing and the furnishing of the home from the point of l view of the housewife, some very practical ideas wert- the result.
SOUTHERN LEAGUE.—DIV. 1.1 uoain. P W- D L F. A.Pts. Queen's "Park TJangevs 14 8 4 2 20 9 20 Portsmouth 14 8 5 3 27 10 19 Watford 12 7 3 2 18 9 17 Exeter City. 13 5 6 2 16 10 16 Crystal Palace 13 4 7 2 19 13 15 Plymouth Argyle I 5 4 4 17 7 14 Ca rdiff City. 12 4 6 2 21 24 14 Norwich City 11 6 2 3 25 16 14 Swindon Town 13 5 4 4 24 20 14 Mill wall Athletic 14 5 4 5 23 22 14 Southend United 14 4 6 4 17 19 14 Luton Town 13 5 3 5 18 20 13 Brentford j3 3 6 4 13 15 1 Brighton A Hove 14 3 5 6 12 17 11 Merthyr Town 14 3 S. 6 16 22 11 Southanipton 14 5 1.8 18 29 11 Swansea Town 12 4 2 6 13 14 10 Bristol Rovers 12 3 4 5 13 26 10 I Gillingha,rn 14 3 2 9 S 26 8 Northampton Town 13 2 8 3 21 34 7 Newport County. 15 2 .) .10 10 30 7 WELSH RUGBY CHAMPION- 1 SHIP. Points. Per. P. W. L. D. F. A.centage. Li-i.r-elly 8 3 0 0 93 19 100.00 1\eWl)ort 8 7 0 1 154 11 93.75 Pontypool 10 7 2 1 94 41 75.00 Swansea 10 7 3 0 30 70.00 Xeatb 10 5 £ 2 74 67 60.00 Cardiff 9 4 5 0 78 95 44.44
I CRUISER ABLAZE. JGrealt Heroism at Sea. I Extensive Damage. I Calliope, a. British light cruised, arrived at Plymouth on Sunday I after a serious fire at sea. She reported that when about 130 miles south-west of the Lizards, on I the way from Portsmouth to the Azores and West Indies, the out- break occurred. At about midnight a steam pipe burst in the engine room, and the oil fuel which escaped caught fire, I and started the conflagration. The I flames spread rapidly, and soon several decks were ablaze. Rocket signals were sent up, but without response, and as the wire- less failed assistance could not be obtained. GRAVE DANGER. There was no panic, officers and men. going about their work in a quiet and orderly manner, although at one time there was grave dan- ger of a boiler exploding. This catastrophe was prevented by the heroism of the chief petty ofifcer, who boldly went alone into the en- gine room and turned on a steam pipe. Afterwards it was feared that one ( f the magazines would explode but the danger was averted by flooding the chambers. After four hours' strenuous work the fire was diver- ted from the danger zone and ex- tinguished; Calliope. was aMe to reach Ply- I mouth under her own steam, but the damage to the ship is extensive.
I PRECOCIOUS YOUTH. I I Beyond Father's Control. I Stealing his brother's watch, taking a donkey to Maesteg and leaving it there. wandering about the streets of Cardiff I and sleeping out. were the exploits of a nine year old Abercregan boy brought be- fore the Aberavon magistrates' on Mon- day. i The father of the hid fsid the boy was beyond control. The Chairman (Major Gray) remarked: He wants n lit ft? wholesome cojr^ tion. It i,8 a case of saving the rod aho s'joiling the child." The boy was remanded for a month in I order to see if he would reform.
TRAPPING LICENSEES. Inspectors' Defence of Their I Methods. A iocai solicitor got very wroth at Swansea on Monday at what lie termed tho discreditable methods adopted by tocal Food Control it: peetors in secur- ing convictions. John Honry Phillips (00), licensee, Union Inn, Port Tennant, was charged with selling whisky at)ove the maximum price, and Gwen Davies (21), barmaid, with aiding and abetting. Mr. Holland Booth prosecuted, and said there was an overcharge of 2d. on a tot" of Johnny Walker." Mr. Horatio Watkins, cross-examining Food Control Inspector Wutt, elicited I that he had arranged with his fellow-in- spector Cummings to go into the house and order a tot of whisky, and await the entry of his companion a minute k.ter CONSPIRACY TO TRAP. I Do you consider it is creditable for two public officials to muke a little plan —a conspiracy—to trap people? Witness replied that he did. Putting the same question to Cum- mings, Mr. Watkins received the reply that he was getting well-known to licen- sees, and therefore he instructed Watt to go into the houses first, because he was nut so well known. Don' you think. ti)at,unfaii- asked, Afr.Watkiua- witness. o, I don't," repl¡ed wjt.nc. Well I wish the ?'resH would make a I note of the fact that 1 thmk it most dis- creditable that public officials should thi,, ;Qrt of thiu?," exclaimed the sobt-J- j tor. I PUBLIC WILL NOT COME TO COURT I inspector Cummings, III answer to the suggestion that the fairer way of dis- cos ering offences was to question cub- tomcrs on what they ha dpaid for then drinks, said that they found that at- though the public made complaints II was impossible to get them to come to tho court and give evidence to sub- stantiate thorn. Perhaps the Press will make a note of that also! said the magistrates' r:!ci"k. Addressing the Bench, Mr. Watkins said he ro^ly considered that he had no oavj to answer, as the alleged offence was obviously a pure oversight which wis discovered immediately. Previous offences uad been recorded against 11r. Pliiiiips, and the Bench tool: a serious view of the cases. They lined hiiii 1;25 and Owen Davies £ 0. Mr. Watkins asked leave to appeal, which was granted. MUMBLES PROSLCUTIUN. I The next licensee summoned was Mrs. 1 Hannah Dowman, Marine Hotel, Mumbles, for selling whisky above the I maximum price, and-Grace Dowman (33y for aiding and abetting. I Inspector Cummings said that he was charged at the rate of 26. 6d. per gill instead of the legal price of Is. M. i Defendant, represented by Mr. Con- v, a.v Lewis, did not appear owing to ill- ness. but admitted the offence. Ti*ere was a conviction this year for a similar oJiVnce. A fine of £ 10 was im- posed on Mis. Dowman and 22 on Miss Dow num.
NOSE BROKEN. Dastardly and Cowardly I Attack. At West Wales Assizes at Carmarthen on Monday, before Mr. Justice Bailache, four soldiers, Fred Nicholson (25), Hy. Garside (25), Henry Grogan (31), and James Lauram (38), pleaded not guilty to wounding with intent Seymour Logan, shipwright, femhroke Dock, on the road neflr Banze6ton camp, near Cocheston, Pembrokeshire. Mr. Trevor Hunter prosecuted. It was alleged that Logan was cycling along the road, and when near Cocheston Hill he dismounted and passed the ac- cused. who asked him if they could get on the back of the bicycle. Logan re- fused their request, whereupon he was was cet on. NOSE BROKEN. Counsel said Logan was struck and I kicked, and his nose was broken. The jury found Nicholson not guilty, and he was discharged. With regard to the other three men the jury found them guilty of the leseer charge of unlawfully wounding, and Laurani was sentenced to 18 months' hard labour, and Garside and Grogan to nine months each. The Judge in passing sentence, said it WÐS a dastardly and cowardly attack.
TROUBLESOME BOY. I Sent to Reformatory for Stabbing. At Neath on Monday, Lewis Morgan (12), of 13, Dudley-ctreet, Neath, was charged on remand with unlawfully wounding Wilfred Lewis (18). of the Cimln, by stabbing him in the chest with a pocket knife. Lewis, who looked exceedingly ill, and was given a seat, said that on the 7th October, while walking through Rectory- road he eaw some boys playing with lighted paper and putting the flames up l the downpipes of the houses. I ASKED THEM TO STOP. I In view of the danger, lie asked them to extinguish the flames, but they re- fused, and in attempting to put out the fire himself he accidentally struck Mor- gan on the knuckles with his little cane. Morgan, who had a clasp knife in his hand, ran at him, saying will stick you." and wtihout further warning stabbed him through the right side. "4w<ird Miilthev-s and Tlv ni-v .m "I j y?ang Ooys. of JDndtey-?tr?et :cormix !»ted, and Dr. IJcwelyn L?wis suidfn1. R wound in 1?'wi?s right eie .bk ? gushed profusely.. I L U M.G P Il"A CEI:). The right lung had been pierceu, anci there was a gash three-quarters of an inch long on the chest. Lewis became un- conscious through loss of blood. P.S. Watkins said accused told hiru a tnan hit him across the fingers with a walking-stick, and that in reply he tried to hit him, slipped, and ran away. Wit- ness took possession of a blood-stained knife. TROUBLESOME BOY. I Accused, who waa accompanied by his father, asked no question, and heard the evidence with apparent unconcern. In reply to the chairman, the father said the boy had given him much trouble. After a long consultation the Bench sent the lad to a reformatory for three years, the chairman telling him he was lucky not to be charged with man- slaughter.
I LABOUR TRIUMPH. I — .a- ————— I Veteran Socialist's Opinion. I Mr. H. M. Hyndman, the veteran I Socialist leader, to-day said to a Press i Association representative that he re- garded the triumph of Labour candidates at the municipal elections as a very .sig- nificant sign of the feeling of the people. It *va« quite clear that labour diffevenoes must have been sunk at tho ballot box.
FAMINE FIGHTERS. I German Delegates in London I Fol of the Continent;)', fMr^es ) i tIV" nferenc-e convened uondT* 1,\ I the Ftght the famine" Council ar- rived at Harwich on Sunday afternoon from the Hook of Holland. < They Prof. Brontiano, Prof. Guttniann, and Prof. Franz Oppen- heimer (German representatives), and a Dutch delegate. Dr. Treub.
> GIRL GUIDE. INSPECTION. I The King is inspecting: 10,000 Girl Guides at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday after- noon. Some representatives of the move- ment in Swansea left on Monday monring for London. They were:—From St. Barna- bas: Oapt. E. Solomon, Patrol Leader D. Bettoney, and Patrol Leader Violet Roe-ser. From St. James's: Capt. D. Hawkins, Patrol Leader D. Snow, and District Secretary Koeke.
MEAT RECORD. I Mr. H. C. Jeffreys, Swansea, was fined Z5 at Swansea on Monday for an offence in relation to keeping account of his dealings in meat. Mr. Booth prosecuted, and Mr. Thompson, for the defence, admitted that the records were insufficient due to an over- sisht.
"THEY ALL TOOK THEM." I On a charge of stealing four cakes, value I lid. from the bakehouse of Messrs. R. E. I Jon('' Cafe, Ki?h-?Lreet. Harriet Hinder, married, told Jnspeetoi? B:ury that she didn't think there was any ha:m. D?f?nd- ant was bound over in Consideration of past I c,xenit)larv character. I
NEATH MERCHANT. Will of Mr. C. W. Hobbs. Mr. Charles Warren Hobbs, of 26, Harle-street, Neath, Glamorgan, and of High-street, Neath, hay and corn mer- chant, who died on November 22nd last, left estate of the gross value of £2,955 8s. 6d., with net personalty £1,155 12s. 10d. Probate of his will, dated Nov. 21st last, has been granted to his widow, Mrs. Mil- dred Hobbs, of 26, Harle-street, Neath, the sole executrix. ANNUITY TO MOTHER. The testator left a life annuity of £ 50 to his mother, Maria Jane Hobbs, and all I other property to his wife absolutely. I
LLANDILO RATES. j An Unexpected Increase ard I. a Protest. The increase in the rates was liefore the Llandilo Guardians on Saturday. The Clerk said that in April he Was informed that the rates for the current half-year would be Is. lid. in the 9, and ho in- formed the overseers, hut on the 20tli of October lie had from the county a pre- cept for a general county rate at Is. lid., special rate, 8d.; elementary education. Is. 3id.: intermediate rate, !d.; making a I total of 3,. Hd. As soon as he received the letter he wrote to the assistant over- seers. Mr. Evan Davies thought there should be a protest. Mr. Evan Davies: I don't know whether it is a proper thing to do. There was no reply.
THE TRAVELLERS. I U. K.C.T.A. Eisteddfod at I Swansea. The Semi-national Eisteddfod, arranged by the Swansea branch of the United Kingdom Commercial Travelers' Associa- tion was opened at the Albert Hall, Swan- sea. on Saturday afternoon. The adjudicators were:—Music: Dr. David Evans, of Cardiff, and Mr. E. T. Davies. of Merthyr. Elocution: Rev. Dyfnallt Owen, Carmarthen. The conductor was the Rev. J. Dyfnallt Owen, and the accompanists Miss Gertie Thomas (National Eisteddfod winner), and Mr. J. Elwyn Daniel, R.A.M. GOOD ATTENDANCE. The Eisteddfod was in aid of the As- sociation charities. There was a good attendance at the start. The Vicar of Swansea (Rev. J. Harrington Lees) pre. ■-•ctrxi, in the •>enforced absence if Sir Hi* M i i, Dart., P.C., M.P. Dyfbatl;. in presenting the Vicnf. wtfd Vy were all pleased to see him presid- ng at iiieh a festival. # Th/« after- tOon," he ,aid, "the Vicar is going to be niUated into the rites of bardism, LiueLic and literature, and I hope that by he time he leaves this hall he will inder.-tand the spirit of Welsh rliusllc. Welshmen are known by their atmo- sphere, by a great ring the itino-.Iahwe of Celtic mime. j THE ENTRIES. j The en-?r? were very good. F,jr,¿.olr.lõ I: \anty:?y!!on Juvenile Choir, YynMswyr Uwynhcndy Children's Chois, Bettws juvenile Choir, Cwmilynfell Juvenile Choir, and Cor Plant y Tabernacl, Llan-: colly, complete for the prize of iilO pre- sented by Mr. W. Turpin, of Langland, .or the best children's choir. The prize cf £50, presented by Sir I Hfred ?ond. for the chief choral, at- tracted three choirs, the Maeateg Male Voice .Party, Tr?I?ar Orpheus Male j Voice Party, and the Swansea and Dis- trict Male Choir. For the soprano solo there were ten entries. Four entrants competed for the I baritone f-xdo, six for the contralto solo, -ix for the tenor solo. CHAMPION RECITATION. There were sixteen entrants for the champion recitation and seventeen for the champion solo (any voice). The con- 1 tralto solo opened the proceedings. It was a prize of three guineas, the test I piece being Boreu'r Pasg (Dr. Caradoc Roberts). In giving his adjudication. Mr. David Erans said that one perforin- ante stood out as the most finished and intellectually delivered, and he awarded the prize to Mrs. Mattie Davies, (Three Crosses). The chief choral created great interest, the winning choir being Tredegar Orpheus Party. The other results were:—Children's choir. i;es pieces Diliau'r Dolydd an-rl Autumn Days," winner Nantyffyllon Juvenile Choir. Soprano ifolo: Test pieces Charming Chloe" and Yr Eos Llais," winn?r Miss Betty Bowen, 1.1iity. graig, Rhondda. JBaritouc solo: Ton piec- The Mixen Bell" and Dye h- relia<? y Dtlyn," v?nner h. W)<i ,m Jones, Ystradgynlais. Champion recita- tion: Mr. Llewelyn Morgan, Cymmer, Rhondda. Tenor solo: Test pi,-ce, God Breaketh Battle" and Murmur y Nant," winner Mr. John Thomas, Dun- vant. The test pieces for the chief choral were" Invictus" (Dr. Dan Protlieroe), and Y Cariad Gollwyd (Dr. Vauglian Thomas). j
-—=======!==— i ONLY ONE PRESENT. I Llandilo Guardian Who Braved I the Diphtheria. At the monthly meeting of the Llan- dilo Board of Guardians an Saturday, it was reported that Mr. W. E. Walters, Tygroes. had on the occasion of yiiting and holding a service at the Workhouse presented the 22 children with Welsh Bibles. Vagrants relieved had increased from in the correspondiiia: period to 54. When recommendations for the accept- ance of a number of contracts came up, Mr. -Evan Davies said it seemed a lot of work for one member of the committee to get through. Mr. Hopkins explained that there was diphtheria in the house, and several mem- bers of the committee seemed timid ahout attending the meeting, because they had children at home. Personally, he thought there would have been no meeting. Mr. Evan Davies: I propose the recom- mendations be null and void, as only one member was present. Mr. Jno. Bevan thought a vote of thanks should be accorded Mr. Jiio. Davies (Bettws). for seeing to the House, seeing that diphtheria prevailed there, and eventualy it was decided to adopt i the .report in its entirety. i
*M I I I. I TO-DAY'S RACING. j .VIu.sui 00m t 1, La Hogue 2, Javadovo 3. Nine ran. t -.1 4 on Mushroom. ktl-Tilhllry walked over, I HALF-TIME SCORE. MERTHYR TOWN-1 goal. SWASEA-l goal '11": T" m I »