LABOUR SET-BACK. j Defeats at Edinburgh J f Elections. 1 FDIXBUlxf) H, Wednesday. In the Muncipal Elections in Edin- burgh, the Labour Party received a com- plete set baelc, six working class wards onlv were selected for attack, and decisive defeats resulted, except in one instance where a hundred votes separated the Liberal winner and the Labour loser. The poll was about thirty per cent. of the total electorate. None of the six sitting Labour members of the Council came up for re-election this time.
BIG REWARD. I » i Information Wanted of James I Walter Sykes. A big reward is offered for any informa- tion concerning .Tames Walter Sykes, for- tnerly of Huddersfteld, who left that town in 1S98. and was last heard of in London in 190i. If he is dead, proof of his death is re- quired. Information should be given to the police.
CHAIRMAN OF THE METAL EXCHANGE. J All I-) f f l e'iiy(-r i ng his An impression of Mr. F. W. Gilbert son, J.P., delivering his presidential review at the annual meeting of the Metal Exchange yesterday.
MORRIS-MEYLER., Pretty Swansea Wedding. Considerable local interest was taken in a pretty wedding which was solemnised this morning at Alexandra-road Chapel, the contracting parties being Miss Doris Kathleen Davies-Meyler, daughter of Mrs. Meyler, Sketty-road, Swansea, and Mr. E. G. Morris, "Brockley," Morris- ton, who, during the war was a lieut- enant in the 6th Welsh, and has only re- cently left the service. The Rev. J. H. Owen officiated. 1_ THE BRIDE. The bride, looking charming in a lovely- gown of cream eharmeuse, with corsage of georgette and pearl trimmings, and a white veil with orange blossoms, was given away by her uncle, Mr. T. J. Rees, B.A. (Director of Education). She car- ried a beautiful bouquet of white and yellow carnations. Miss Margaret Meyler. sister of the bride, wa.s the only brides- maid. She wore a pretty frock of blue THE BRIDEGROOM. o.harmeuse and a gold mole cap. Mr Morlais Buckland was the best man. Mr. Tom Mitchell, the organist of the church, played a wedding march as the bride en- tered the building. After the ceremony the wedding party were entertained at the Tenby Hotel. wliere a reception was held. The honeymoon is to be spent in Lon- don. The bride's going away costume was of fawn gabardine trimmed with tiable, and a nigger brown velvet hat. The couple were the recipients of num- erous and costly presents.
WOMEN AT OXFORD. Decree Forestalled in Parlia- ment. A decree was to have been brought be- fore Convocation at Oxford yesterday re- questing the burgesses of the university to promote legislation to provide for the matriculation of women and their admis- sion to degrees. In view, however, of the addition by the House of Commons on October, 27 of a new clause to the Sex Disqualification Removal Bill, proposed by Major Hills, the decree was not moved. The new clause provides that nothing in the statutes or charter of any university shall preclude the authorities from mak- ing provision for the admission of women to membership or to any degree, right,, or privilege."
DEPORTATION. 1 Commons Differ in Opinion. The Aliens Restriction Bill was fur- ther considered in the House of Commons on Tuesday, the discussion being re- I sumed on an amendment moved by Colonel Wedgwood (Lab., Newcastle- upon-Lyme) to leave out Clause 8, which deals with the deportation of former enemy aliens. Colonel W. Guinness (Co. U., Bury St Edmunds) protested against hole and corner meetings between the Gov- ernment and a section of the members, and said the Government should take off the official Whips on this question. It was time we got away from election clap- trap about aliens. The clause was un- fair. It was mere eyewash for election- eering purposes. (Cheers.) Sir E. Ward said strangers coming to this country would be surprised to tnd within a year of the armistice so much INVERTEBRATE SENTIMENTALITY. with regard to our enemies. The ecol- iection of German outrages could not c- It, because of the signing of peace. It vis this question that helped the Govern- ment to win the last election, and they liad now to redeem their pledges. (Ironical cheers.) Mr. Bonar Law denied that under the clause it was proposed to send all Cer- vtiians away. The idea that the Govern- inciit ought not to consult with 'arti- cular sections of the House in regard to amendments was contrary both to 1 ar- liamentary experience and common sense. There was a wide discretion left under the clause to deal with cases of hardship and every enemy alien v. bo allle within the various categories voukl escape the need of deportation. He hud no objection to the clause being amended so .as to exclude the cases of .memy aliens already dealt with in 1918 and 1019 by the Committees presided over ty Mr. Justice Younger and Mr. Justice Sankey. Though he approved of the method proposed in the clause he was prepared to take off the Government "Whips for the division on this question (Cheers.) THE STRANGER WITHIN OUR I V GATES. Sir D. Maclean (L., Peebles), in oppos- ing the clause, appealed to the House not to degrade its ancient tradition in deal- ing with the stranger within our gates. ltord 11. Cecil (C.U., Oxford lTniverffity. .iniiotine,ed his intention of voting against t'he clause. We had to recognise that the Germans were a fact, and we had to get on with them somehow. We ought not, therefore, to vexatiously and foolishly to try and put a stigma on them, the only effect of which would be to make tlu- j Germans still more hostile to this country. | Sir B. Adkins (Co.L., Middleton) ap-i pealed in the i>ame of justice for the "clause to be left out. In the division there voted:— For the clause 22G .\gainst the clause 110 Majority 110
FAMINE FIGHTERS. German Delegates Silent Mystery still surrounds the movements of the Austro-German delegates and tho International Conference of Economi-st.61 'convened by the Fight the Famine Conn- J cil. The same secrecy was observed by the delegates at Caxton Hall, where the con- ference is being held. The first of these arrived about ten o'clock, and all of them refused to be interviewed. Up to mid-day the only German pro- fessor present was Professor Guttman, who stated that he was allowed to land only on condition that he would not talk The other foreigners present were Pro- fessor Ofonheim, a Viennese philanthro- pist, Professor Wenckebach, a doctor from Vienna, and M. Treub, a Dutch- man. There were also present a number of British of both sexes, with Italian and American delegates. The majority of the delegates were women. AN OMEN OF GOOD." Lord Parmoor, in addressing the con- ference, said it was the obvious duty oi the less distressed area; to hold out the hand of reparation and friendship to those areas which had felt more acutely the terrible results of the devastating war, and in the cause of humanity to take every possible precaution to meet condi- tions, or threatened conditions, of famine or starvation. At least that conference was an omen of good, and might hy God's providence he translated into a body able to devis Jonw permanent effective remedy to stay the threat of industrial decadence or the tnore insidious growth of industrial des- pondency. Several valued friend-: who would liitn-( been present had for various reasons been prevented from attending, but they had received papers from pome of them, and these ile proposed to read.
I OUR WAR LOSSES. One Man in Fifty-seven. I At the time of the Armistice on Novem- ber 11 last year, says a French official re- port, the Allies' losses in dead and miss- ing were:— 13elgitim 44,000 United States 114,000 Britain 8t59,000 Greece 12,000 Italy 49.,0110 PN,tllll,lnia 400,000 I Serbia 369,000 France 1,393,515 1 The-e to-ses amount to one man out of ] twenty-seven inhabitants in the case of Fiance, one out of fifty-seven in that of the United Kingdom, one out of thirty- I two Serbia, one out of seventy-eight Italy, one out of 150 Belgium, and one lout of 1,000 America.
AMERICAN CONSUL. [Photo by Chapman. MR. ARTHUR BLEDSOE COOKE, The newly-appointed American^ Consul at Swansea.
TRAFFIC INSPECTOR. I Death of Mr. George Henry Williams. I I It is with regret that we have to re- cord the death of Mr. George Henry Wil- hams, who passed peacefully away at his residence, 71, Terrace-road, Mount Plea- atit, Swanwa, on Tuesday. The deceased was traffic inspector at the docks under the Swansea Harbour Trust. lIe had been in the service of the Trust since a lad. He was of a very quiet, genial and retiring disposition, and was highly respected and beloved by all his colleagues. He was the son of the late Sergt. George Williams, Swansea Police i Force. He leaves a widow, two daughters and a son, The funeral, which is public for men only, takes place on Saturday next for Oystermouth Cemetery, leaving his resi- dence at 2.30 p.m. The train leaves Rut- land-street at 3.10 p.m.
f TIN-PLATE PRICES. I In the House of Commons on Tuesday Mr. Bridgeman stated that the maximum price of tin-plates when control ceased was 33s. 1U,1<1. per box of 112 sheets 1081b.), f.o.t. at makers' works, and that the corresponding price at the present time is 41s. The desirability of insti- tuting an inquiry into the price of tin- plates'is under consideration.
CLERGY M P. s j Archbishop Opposes I Proposal. In the House of Lords on Tuesday, Lord Charnwood moved the second reading of the House of Commons and Municipal Corporations (Qualification of Clergymen) Bill, the object of which is to render clerks in Holy Orders and other ministers of religion qualified for election to the House of Commons and to all muni- cipal bodies. The Archbishop of Canterbury said he had endeavoured in every way to pres^ on the clergy and publicly the duty im. posed on the clergy of being abreast of all that was happening in public life, ot bearing their ful Ishare of it, and of keep- ing in touch with social and educational movements. SUGGESTION OPPOSED. No small part of the gain which the public derived from their knowledge of affairs, no small part of the influence they exercised in social matters, was due to the fact that the clergy kept outside the ordinary ruck of political controversy and strife. If a parish priest became a poli- tical candidate he would at once become the victim of party organisation. He (the Archbishop) Could not be a party to a measure which encouraged the clergy to regard it as compatible with the pur- poses for which they had been originally ordained that they should also accept a position in the House of Commons, with its emoluments. He did not object to them becoming members of municipal bodies. The other provision should be deleted in Committee. Viscount Peel said The Government left the matter open to the lIoue. They had received no representations in regard to the Bill. The Bill wn.s read a second time.
THE NEW AGENT. I An Active, Well-Educated Miner. (By Our Mining Correspondent.) I Mr. Joseph A. Dicks, of Gwaun-cae- Gurwen, whose remarkable success in the election of a mi ner,agent for the Cardiff- Dowlais group of collieries, at Ahercynon, is a native of the VVaun," 33 years of age, and was educated at Llandovery Schools and at Rusk in College and the Central Labour College, Oxford. In conjunction with Mr. Frank Hodges, the present general secretary of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, Mr. Dicks took an active part in establishing the Central Labour College. Ilnd was the holder of the first Trade Union Scholar- ship founded at the Labour College, that scholarship being endowed by the West Wales Anthracite District of Mirers. ■ [Photo by Chapman. MR. JOSEPH A DICKS. Mr. Dicks has been secretary and rC'pre-1 DtatiN-e of the workmen at the Gwaun- cae-Gurwen Collieries for years, and con- ducted classes in economics, history, and formal logic in the Valley since his return home from the college. He is able to speak in both English and Welsh fluently, and actively assisted Labour candidates (and notably Mr. John Williams. M.P., in Gower). As a member of the workmen's deputa- tion. he rendered valuable assistance to the Miners' Executive in bringing the! recent Maerdy strike to an amicable con- clusion, and his experience, tact, and judgment will undoubtedly be of im- mense service to the workers in the new sphere upon which he now enters. Mr. Dicks has not confined his activities to direct colliery work, but has taken keen interest in other matters, such, for instance, as the taking over of the Public Ifall and Library at Gwaun-cae-Gnrwen, for he it was who was mainly instru- mental in getting the miners and others to form a fund by weekly contributions to attain that object.
U.S. COAL STRIKE. I — Coal Export Prohibited. I There are signs, says Washington, that th-c great American coal strike is noaring an end. Government agents report many defections r.niou^ the men, numbers of whom wish to return to work but are afraid co do so. Meanwhile the U.S. Shipping Board has, issued an order prohibiting the export of < coal. This step is taken to CONSERVE SUPPLIES, I which are rapidly being reduced. It is expected that coal will be denied to aU but essential industries. A resolution has been introduced into the House of Representatives authorising the President to take over all Diines on behalf of the nation. The U.S. dock strike, involving .20,000 hands, is ended, the men going back in large numbers.
COMING HOME. I Mr. H. J. Eaton on His Way I to Swansea. Among the passengers travelling to England on the Royal Mail steamer Demerara from the Argentine, which is due here next week is Mr. Herbert J. Eaton, an old Swansea boy Mr. Eaton is a prominent hide ex- porter with oiffces in Buenos Aires, Ar- gentine, Montevideo and Uruguay, and during the war was hide buyer for the United States Government. He intends spending a couple of months at home, and while in Europe will visit the branch offices in Paris and Antwerp, and will afterwards return to the River Plate via New York, where he will make a brief stay.. Mr. Eaton will receive a hearty wel- come from his many Swansea friends and acquaintances, — I.I < I,
PAINLESS DENTISTRY. EDWARDS I COTTERELL Castle Dental Surgeries, 9a, CASTLE ST., SWANSEA (OVER BOVEGA.) PAINLESS EXTRACTIONS Is. Advica F"e. Moderate Charges Extractions Fm when New Teeth are Supplied. Daily-,10 till 7. OWISUTDDES, YN MIPDRTJ CYMRAEG. YN GmrNlt (Welsh-speaking nurse in attendance.) II i
SWANSEA GIRLS. I Injured in Train Smash Twenty-six persons were injured- three seriously—as the result of a col- lision between a light engine and a crowded train which left Victoria for Portsmouth at 7.20 on Monday evening. The accident occurred near Streatham Junction at 7.40. I SWANSEA GIRLS INJURED. I inree fewansea uirl Guides were in- volved in the smash, two of them having been injured. They were the Misses Doris Cook, of Uplands; Gwen Bowen, Cradock- street; and Ida Williams, Oxford-street, who were on a visit to Sutton. Miss I Bowen received a broken leg and injuries to the head, and Miss Williams suffered from bruises and shock. Miss Cook es- caped uninj ured. HOW ACCIDENT HAPPENED. I Just beiore Streatham Common Station the line to Portsmouth diverges from tin Brighton liue. Just beyond a line runs from tho depot, crossing the main line. A light engine on its way up to town jxissed the points and, missing the engine, collided with the first three coaches of the I train. ALARMING CRASH. I The footboards of these carriages wen- ripped off and the occupants were injured by falling glass and in the three cases referred to above were somewhat seriously hurt. The main track was blocked for some time by wreckage, but a break-down gang soon cleared the line, the uninjured pas- sengers being sent on by the next avail- able train. Had either the express or the light engine been. travelling at any speed, a serious cra-sh would have resulted. For- tunately, the train had just climbed a steep gradient and was proceeding Jowly, and the engine, not having long left the depot, had also not gathered much speed. The train to which the accident hap- pened was due to arrive at Portsmouth at 10.10. MISS BOWEN'S PROGRESS. M i.ss Gwen Bowen, daughter of Mr. G. Bowen, grocer, Cradock-street, the young Swansea Girl Guide who was injured iii the train smash near Streatham Junc- tion on Monday 's, we understand, getting 0:1 very
OFFICERS' CLUB. I ia New South Wales Organi- sation. A club to provid e recreational facilities for serving and ex-officers is being started in Cardiff, and it is hoped that every officer in South Wales will interest himself in the project. It is intended that the club shall be centrally situated, and suit- able premises arc being negotiated for. The club will be residential, non-politi- cal, provide such accommodation as is iWual in permanent first-class messes, and it is hoped that it will assist materially in cementing the bonds of friendship formed by officers during the war. Accommodation for ladies will al so be provided. All officers are rc-cluested to forward their names and regimental particulars to the hon. secretary. Major P. H. Linthune, j Rookwood, Llnndaff, Cardiff. j
OFFICER'S DISMISSAL. War Minister's Explanation. I In the House of Commons on Tuesday, Mr .Botfcomlev asked the War Minister to explain the nature of the charges upon which Captain Sir Derrick Julius Wernher was recently convicted hy court-martial and sentenced to be cashiered from the Army. He also asked why the Army Council had commuted that sentence to one of simple dismissal. Mr. Churchill replied that Sir Derrick Julius Wernher was convicted bv court- martial upon two charges of conduct prejudicial to good order and military discipline, in allowing Government lor- ries to be used for the transport of pri-J vate goods of a Greek from Salonika to ) Sofia and Samakor, and in making aiip untrue statement in relation to the mat-) ter. I LEGAL GROUNDS. I llie reasons tor the advice that the sentence should be commuted from! cashiering to dismissal were because the conviction on another charge of conspir- ing to allow the same goods to be carried on Government lorries, to be sol 1 for the profit of himself and a civilian, wan quashed on legal grounds, raised in a petition presented by Sir Julius Wern- her, and because the sentence had been passed l in respect of the charge which was quashed, as well, as the other two charges. "In view of the statements which have appeared in the Press," Mr. Churchill added, I desire to take this opportunity of adding that no communi- cation, either written or verbal, in rela- tion to the matter, other than the peti- tion which Sir Derrick Julius Wernher was lawfully entitled to present was re- ceived from any member of the ia-ernilei- family or any other person."
CARDIFF ELECTIONS. I The Pussyfoots' Fall. I 1 To the Editor. I Sir,—Mr. W. R. Williams, proposer of the refusal of music licenses to restau- rants, and Mr. Wm. Jones, the seconder, have at last been tried by public opinion, and the verdict was their dismissal from the position to dictate to reasonable people. This decision we forecasted, and warned them of the day of reckoning. Now, once more, will we ask for justice and not prejudice to be meted out to us in our application f<#r means to help our houses out of the usual rut of the public house trade. ■ Yours faithfully (tor R. E. Jones. Ltd.), I STANLEY B. JONES. )&.auliginz Director. ? _j? ￼ -? ?' -—
FINANCIAL NEWS. SILVER CREATES NEW RECORD. The setback in silver has been short, lived. Owing partly to the labour troubles in New York holding up trans- port, and the continued demand from China, the price of the metal rose a penny. to 67d. per ounce for cash and 6lid. for forward delivery. This is a new high record, and again makes the silver con- tents of a shilling worth more than its ex- changeable value. BONUS ISSUE. The sharp rise that has occurred in the Consolidated Mines Selection shares dur- ing the past few days to 33s. 3d. is now explained by an official announcement from the company, stating that the 95,000 unissued shares are to be offered to share- holders at the price of 30s. a share in t he proportion of one new share for every twelve shares held. These shares will participate in any dividend declared by the company for the year ending Decem- ber 31st. 1919. GERMAN MARK NOT WORTH IJd. A. feature amongst the foreign ex- changes was a rapid advance in the Paris cheque late in the day to about 37.50. 'rhi<: caused an advanoe in the Belgian (35.20-30), and Italian (15.30-10) raitaj, the last-named finishing at about 45.35. New York was steady, and Scan- dinavian exchanges rather more favour- able, but Spain (21.10-50) and Switzer- land (23.15-20) moved against this coun- try. German marks rose to 142, thus giving them a value of less than ld. I MEXICAN EAGLES. This famous oil share rose yester- day to 12 3-1(5. The advance was chiefly based on a cable in regard to the new; gusher, which stated that the well pro- duced freely ou Sunday, that it was turn- ing out sarno (>0,000 barrels of oil per day, and that it had been capped successfully. This is very sarisfactorv, as it is evi- I dently a strong gusher which has been brought under complete control. It is roughly estimated that. it adds MI per cent, to the productive capacity of the company. r ————- I TREASURY BILLS AND THE BASK: BATE. The Exchequer return for the pasi; week -.ihows a considerable falling off in the demand for Treasury bilk, which is to be attributed in part to the possi- bility of the Bank rate be;n, raised in the near future. This prospect has been actively discussed in the market for. several days, and naturally the market has been inclined to restrict its pur- c hases. Also a. great deal of the foreign, money which had been depocite(I with, the Bank, and provided the ba,is of Ways and Means advances, has by now beeii largely transferred to Treasury b;-Ils; consequently a reaction from the high figures recently reached was to he expected. Sales amounted to < £ fi7,757,000, against C421,163,000 in the preceding week. Maturities amounted to JS-11,822,000. so that the total outstanding wa.s in- creased by £ 25,935.000 +0 £ 1,069,622,000. On the other hand, JE18,000,000 of Ways and Means advances were repaid, reduc- ing the total On, balance the floating debt was in- ceased by = £ 7,935,000. The total Iø. ceiph; were £ 90,524,910, while the out- goings amounted to £ 91,102,457. Thus the Exchequer balances were reduced bl; £ 577,547 to £ 3,909,789. f MONEY PLENTIFUL. Money must he extremely plentiful all over the country, for a well-known firm which the other day advertised an issue of cumul ative preference shares has circu- lated the subscribers to the effect that the issue was in the early hours of the first i day so heavily over-subscribed that they were seriously em barrassed. If the issue 111ad remained open for two or three days, it is calculated that the amount of offered j money would have been easily £ 20,000,000. AT THE DOCKS. Arrivals and Sailings of Vessels. KING'S DOCK. AK'KIVALS.— Ubbekaropcd mb, 507, Am. sterdam; Gurditta. s, 1436, London; jSmibank s. 1862, Burnt Island; Pomerol s, 677 New- port SAILINGS.—Zwijndrecht s. 795, Rotterdam; Alexandra s, 1411. Catania; Spero 8, 567. Dieppe; Vtsna s, 1150, Dieppe PRlNOE OF WALES DOCK. AK&IVALb.—Calcium s. LIN GS.-Giiotive. 91, Quimper; Mar00 1 s, 515; T. C. Hutton B, 423, Kouen; ftaJgter s. 336. Trouvillc; City of Frankfort s. 539. Bordeaux; Elf st. 11. Bristol; Eliza Jane. 97. i Avonmouth. NORTH DOCK. AER-TVATS.-Rotige Dv Bet mb, 451. Ant- werp; Marguerite, 51, Cancele. SAILINGS.—Seafortli a. 133, Rouen; Doua,. mont, 243, Arcachon. SOUTH DOCK. ARRIVALS. Montcalm. 36. L'Orient j Notre Dame de la G-arde, 55, St. Malo. SAILING'S.—Anna, 140. St. Malo; Verbafc 111 mb, 130. Arcachon; Gloria, 24, Sea. fteh; Fiery Cross. 21. Sea; Marie Eugenie. 76, Redan; Etoile de Mere, 41. Sables; Yukon. 565. Rouen; Lawrenny Castle, 100 Sea, fisli; Oxwich Castle, 79, Sea, fish; PofnLz Castle, Sea., fish.
CAPTAIN MADDOCKS. Weil-Known Swansea Figure Passes Away. The death has taken place, at his resi- dence. Rutland-street, Swansea, of 0&pt. Maddocks, who for some years was Piaster of the Swansea barquo Maxim, which traded lietween this port and the Cape. The deceased was a well known figuro at the Swansea. Docks and in shipping circles. lie was upwards of 70 years of age. and after relinquishing the post of master of tic Maxima was employed under the Swansea Harbour Trust as a docks pilot, and only sent in his resigna* tiou a few days ago. 1