£ 7,188 V. & S." MEN Send Magnificent "I" t Contribution. i EXAMPLE TO OTHER WORKS. Churches Do Well. For to-day's Subscription Lists Eee Page Five. The Widows' and Orphans' (and Chil- dren's Summer Home) Fund total in- creases steadily, and to-day's lists bring it tó£7 .188. The features of the list are a magnificent contribution from the work- men of Messrs. Vivian and.Sons; further capital results of the Churches' Sunday efforts; and other demonstrations of the great helpfulness of the boxes whit:h pro- prietors of amusement houses, licensed houses, restaurants, etc., have been good enough to have placed in their premises. "V.ANDS."MEN. First, as to the V. and S. men. In jail the works they have subscribed to make the total of 4:51 12s. id., of which £20 is from the General Charity Fund. The firm itself has previously contributed .£50 in the Metal Exchange List. We are Roping to hear before the end of the week from the employees of the other great works who have not yet sent contribu- tions, ¡suoh as the Cwmfelin, Baldwin's. nnd the Mannesmann. Letters have gone out to the men of all these concerns, ask- ing them to do a littlft for the fund, and wo have little doubt they will respond as all the other works in Swansea. MORE CHURCH COLLECTIONS. In the continued good response of the churches the following will be noted:— Manselton English Congregational, iEi Is. 3d.; St. Aiban's Wesleyan. £2 3a. 9d.; Landoore Wesleyan, 10s.; Argyle C.M" tiO 36. 3d.; St. Paul's Congregational, -it 4s. Od.; St. Andrew's Presbyterian, S4 4s. 0.-1.; Tabernacle (Carmarthen-road), £2 2s. Od.; Salvation Army Band, 12s.; St. Helen's Baptist, £3 Ss. Od.; St. Helen's Sunday School Men's Bible Class, El Is. Od.; Ter- race-road C.M., £ 2 2s. Od.; Mount Calvary, C,3 3a. Od. HOW BOXES HELP. The collection boxes in the Theatre BoyaP realised, the sum of about £ 1 a", but this amount is not in the list yet, as we understand there is likely to be a vfcry substantial a<ldition to it. The Lyric Billiard Room collection realised 94 -is.; while in connection with Mr. Routs' effort for the fund, at the Central Hotel, a bumper collection for the fund is hoped for at the billiard match of 500-up there at 9 p.m. to-night between Victor Hugo and Ned Fuller (receives 100). Of the snooker tournament at 9d. per game at the Central this week the whole proceeds go to the funo. There are good prizes. Mr. Tom Byrne's gift of two opera tickets realised S3 7s. Od. SOME CORRECTIONS. The acknowledgment of a subscription tfrom W. Collins. Lewis, Esq., Sketty- road," sfiould have read Dr. W. Collins Lewis the New Siloh collection came to 118 from Mr. Evan John, not from Mr. Evan Jones; and in the Metal Exchange list, the Mr. Haydn Evans' subscription al;ould read: Mr. Haydn Evans, £1 is.; I Mrs. Haydn Evaris, cl Is." SOME FEATURES. Perhaps the most novel anonymous contribution so far is that of today sending 2s. 6d. with no indication 01.' sender's personality or address. One wishes it could be more," says Mr. Charles Roberts in sending his donation; I hope your appeal will be most successful," writes Mr. John R. Down; and Mr. Os- mond J. Curran assures us that nobody has a warmer place in his in-art for fcufrering children ,than he. BAKERS AND THE FUND. Swansea bakers are getting busy. This (Tuesday) morning, each member of the Association has received a circular asking them to start a little fund in each estab- lishmeht. The officials anticipate a hearty and gonerous response, and it if possible that by the time these lines ap- iieBr, we may be, able to supplement them ?.' a Uae of early responses to the circular. GRANTS—AND THANKS. The last batch of grant money orders irjjl lie sent out baforp the evening close* It i possible that some war widow w "i be overlooked, although the scrutiny hisS been very close this yar,but if any lias not received her contribution by the second post to-morrow will she make in- quiry at the "Reader" Office, bringing fnU information "and papers? It must he clearly understood, however, that the fund is confined to the borough, and is for widows of soldiers who have fallen in the war and mothers totally dependent on the earnings of fallen sons. Letters of thanks from those who have t already received money orders make touching reading. One says she will find the money very useful just now. Another ttends Christmas greetings to the hon. secretary and the band of workers, and assures them her grant will be well spent.
XMAS STRIKES. Two London Threats of Lightning Action. Two gteat strikes are possible at Christ- mastide, which may affe-ct. pleasure seekers. f On Boxing Day a lightniDg stoppage at ii London theatres is threatened. Either on Christmas Day of New Year's 'Iay the 50,000 hotel and restaurant em- ployes throughout the country" may be called out.
At a recent examination at Swansea III connection with' the London College- of Music, May Cockwoll and Leonard An- dTcw.irthii, Britonferry, were suo<"cssful in passing their elementary pianoforte playing with honours. This is the second *«eeess for May Cock well this year, having Rained 93 marks in the first exam and 86 in the second I
FIVEUVESLOST Terrible Fire in a ) Cardiff House. I Family Tragedy. Cardiff, Tuesday. A shocking fire occurred at Cardig early this morning, in which five persdns, mem- bers of one family, lost their lives. The fire broke out at a dwelling-house in Brook-street, occupied by a family named Morgan. The alarm was given about 6 oclocli, and before the arriTal of the Fire Brigade the neighbours, who had been roused by the cries for help, had made gallant efforts to effect the rescue of some of the occupants, who had clambered to the roof. A high wind was blowing at the time, and the flames spread with great rapidity. one of those in danger was rescued by a civilian, who obtained a ladder. When th. Brigade arrived the whole house was a mass of f[ames. Fkfcman Kirlv, when informed that. therere people still in the building:, pluckily mounted the escape and climbed through the flames to a window, from where he could see two bodies lying on the floor, and another two, presumably, dead, lying -on the bed. Just as he was about to enter the floor collapsed, and the whole contents of the bedroom fell right through to the cellar. Those who died as the re- sult of burns or suffocation, were: Mrs. Sarah Morgan (53), widow. Mr. Charles Morgan (24). Mrs. Victoria Morgan (23), wife of Mr. Win. Tf(-.nri, ,Morgan. Edith Morgan L, (16), daughter of Mrs. r" li Morgan; and Rose Morgan (12 months), daughter of Mrs. Victoria Morgan. Three other members of the familv were injured, one seriously, and are in hos- pital.
CHILDREN of SWANSEA! After the Plum Pudding on Xmas Day, see that Daddie and Mammie Pass the Hat Round for the Fatherless Children. And come with the Dinner Table Collection to 62, Wind Street, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Monday Next.
I STEELWORKER'S DEATH. I Samuei Burton, steel worker, Coplanna, Aberavon, died at Aberavon Hospital on Sunday as the result of injufieu sustained at the Port Talbot Steelworks.
I ENGLISHMAN'S LUCK. r Madrid, Monday.—The first prize in the national lottery amounting to £ 296,875 (or £ 387,(3CKJ at the present exchange) has been WOll by the deputy- manager of the Madrid branch of the London County and Westminster Bank. Heuter.
USING A GAFF AND SNARE. I Frank Rees and William Evans, both j of Cenaen-terrace, Derwvdd-road, were I each fined 20s. and costs at the Amman- ford Court on Monday for unlawfully I using a gnff and snare to catch salmon I in the River Cennen at night.
I -SHI'P'S DOG ASHORE. I Pierre Jotte and Jean Moullie, captain and inate of a 'French vessel at Port Tal- bot Docks, were charged at Aberavon with allowing a dog to be ashore in contraven- tion of the Rabies Order. The mate said the dog was usually tir-d up on board, but on this occasion followed him ashore. Fined .£2 10s. each.
MUZZLING ORDER OFF. M E t I Deputy Chief Constable J. Evans inti- mated at the Ammanford court on Morff- day: that the Muzzling Order, ag affecting the of Ammanford, Llandebie, and 4part of JAnnedyj had been revoked. Two muzzling offences of a prior date against Reesk Da vies, butcher, were, con- sequently, disposed of in payment., cf costs.
REAR LlpHTS FOR SCOOTERS Clifford Prepland, of Hampton, was fined 1 10. at Feltham Police Court yesterday for j ,,i; > -,ioter wroofoer without re- '1 light. It wag urged tor the defence the (amp went out owing to vibration, iiid that it was (lifficurt for 4t person, standIng on a mofcou scooter to notice if the lamp wae ?j alight.
CHURCH AND LABOUR. I To the Editor. I Sir,—May I beg an inch or two of your space. In your contributed re- port of the meeting I am represented as saying, "Labour was .very mixed and some of it low-down." I rubbed my I rubbed my eves when I read this. I have no notion what the sentence means. I did not utter it.—Yours, etc., W. Pedr Williams. St. Paul'-s, Swansea. TWe owe an apdlogy to Mr. Williams, — Ed C.IVL n
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OFFICIALS' SALARIES I Llanelly Committee's Recommendaions. Several of the Llanelly Corporation's J officials have applied for an increase of salaries, and their applications were sub- mitted at the Finance Committee on Mon- day night. The medical officer (Dr. T. E. Francis) Mked that his salary should be increased I from C600 to LSM. A member taid that every doctor In f Llanelly now earned over £ 1,200 per an- num. It was decided to recommend that the medical officer's salary be increased to I Z700. The market superintendent (Mr. W. Marks), in applying for an increase from £-226, pointed out the big increase in the market revenue. I It was decided to increase the salary to £260, this to rise by annual incre- I ments to £300.. Mr. J. Boulton (librarian) applied for I an increase as curator, his present salai/y being £40, plus 10 per ceift: war bonus. I The town clerk said the librarian's total salary at present wns £220. It was decided to increase the curator's salary to £ 65 without HIe war bonus. ?Tho veterinary inspector (Mr. J. C. Hill) was granted an increase from £ iC<! to S130. The shops inspector (Mr. W. A. Daviee) made an application, and it was deeded to recOmmehd that a j unior -clerk he r-p- pointed at 25e per week. I ■■ i irj.—wttii mi ni «,
STREET ACCIDENT, m I Swan- sea, a watchman at th." Trine* of Wates Dock, was kno?k<>d down by a motor cArl on Monday, sustaining injuries to his j head. He was taken to and detained at the Swansea Hospital.
XMAS DAY GYMANFA. The united churches of Cwmtwrch Lower held their final rehearsal on Sunday in preparation for the sing-ing festival to be held at Beulah Chapel on Christmas bav. The special conductor will be Mr, T. Hopldn Evans, Mus. Bac., of Neath and Liverpool. The singing- was of a, very high st andard indeed, and augurs well for a very ouccefs- ful gymanfa ganu on Christmas Day.
TEMPORARY TRA-NSFERS. At the Swansea Police Court on Tuesday, Mr. Shipton, Neath,' applied to the Bench for aj temporary transfer of the Ifeenee of the Ship and Oaetia, Mumbles,, from iftavid Bowen Jones to Sauel, Griffiths, Xeath, and Mr Xoyes applied for a temporary trans- fer of the license of the Globe Inn, Glais. \froib Thomas Evin^ to Ivor Reee. p Both transfers were Q:xzAted.
BISHOP GORE. An Interesting Page in Swansea History. I The members of the t J tide's Church oi England Men's SocietV were given a delightful lecture on Monday evening, when Mr. P. J. Burton (Sketty) spoke to them on Some Local Churchmen of t-he late Middle Ages," Mr. R. Curtis presid- ing. Air. Burton, who had evidently devoted much time to the study of his subject, dealt principally with Henry de Gore, who filled the See of St. Davids folue 00 years naro. CHANTRY HOSPITAL. I The first notice of Bishop Gore in our local, records is in connection with the founding of a Lliantiy in Swansea Church for the maintenance, of three or four chap- lain&, who shall celebrate the Divine rights daily and for the support of a number of poor men to whom the chap- lain* are to minister. In Christmas week of the year 1331 a jury of Welshmen, with three Englishmen, was empanelled to con- sider the request for the founding of ihe Chantry, and who granted the Bishop's request. The declaration of the Bishop's plans was made in the following opening words: In the name of the Most Gioriows and Undivided Trinity, Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost, Amen. We, Henry d I Gore^ by Divine permission Hi?hop oefl Menevia, conndin? 10 the goodllMS ? the I Supreme Bestower of goods?and fully re lying on the Grace o? Him who directs hnd disposes the desir.œ of n?n according,, t? Hia wiU <tB?o gtod/* The ?C'mes of th? Chantry *pro niet by various grants ri&de by the Bisbop, amounting in all to 17 houses, 4:iO acres of land, two fishing pool's (then of greaf valiie)* and certain ferry rights. So nobly instituted, and generously endowed, the Chantry Hospital started on its career. The history of chantries, said Mr. Btir- i ton, is still to be written, but it will be I gathered frpm the name, as well as from the Bishop's statute, that their primary .object was to chant or singj the divine I office for bothivjng and deed. Swansea Chantry had the inrthtr particular duty I of looking after the s|ck and feeble pen- sioners. ARCADE TO THE CASTLE. I Certain other work of the Bishop was ■ spoken of-the building of an arcade z the 8WRD&ta Castle, which marked the transition from a fortress to a dwelling place; the building of the Bishop's Palace at St. Davids, later to be dismantled to provide dowries for the daughters of Bisho-p Barlow, a • later Bishop of St. j Davids; and the extension of the Catho* « dral. Here in Swansea, the pious work j which ho foundao was fostered and j cherished by other churchmen, and our I next local record tells-how in the year 1367, John of Swansea, with the aid of the Abbot of Glo'ster, was able to continue the good work. Peter de, Ja Beere also! made bequests to the hospital in hi a will dated 1343. It is melancholy to reflect, said Mr Burton, what became of all this wealth of piety and' generosity, and .quoting from, Mr. Dillwyn's history, showed that the hospital #iad disappeared so utterly that I its very site i$now unknown. The great I' 1 pillage initiiTtcd by Henry VIII. vas the cause of much damage and robbery of these chantries and hospitals, and Sir George Herbert was arraigned as the chief ^Swansea robber. • )
I D'ANNUNZIO. J i «> I Leaves Fiume on a British I Liner. PONFE, Tuesday :—The wspay^rs an- nounce that D'Annunzio has r. linquishcd the command of Fiume. and <vj left on a British Liner.—Exchange. I
ROWED OFF WITH PLANKS. > L. Sovarnes, a voting French seaman, Was at Abpravcn on Monday fined £ 2 10s. for stealing two planks of timber, value 10s., the property of the Port Talbot lkwb Co. Mr. Lewis M. Thomas, prosecuting, said that a large quantity of timlxu had been recently unloaded and lav on the clocls. P.S. Daniel Jones said that on Sunday ■ afternoon he saw the defendant take two j nlanks and place them in a rowing boat, and make for his. ship.
ACTOR'S DEATH. The Exchange Telegraph Co. regrets to learn that Mr. Sidney Valentine, the w«ell-known actor, died about nine o'clock on Tuesday morning. Deceased was stricken down with cerebral hemorrhage at the close of a meeting m London on Sunday, Nov 30th, ca/ rd to consider the new contract for pro- vincial touring company's, which had been arranged by the council of the Actor." Association and, which excited consider- able opposition. This opposition obviouslv affected Mr. Valentine who collapsed on the platform
3, 0 ROW IN A TRAM. The Bench fined Wm.. Evans and f Ldwa:d John Jenkins Cj eaclx and ad -« J \?;I<; s j?&, f?r oLsiru'cnon? whilst Jenkins an Joseph Evans twte finetfi t:2 and advocate's f(? for assault Íil: th constable. TO-DAYS" RACI NG. ;3.0- Toe Last 1. Rillct 2. Also. i-.Mi Cool drecrn. Betting-v li to S The Last. J, Croix de Guerre 3. Fonr rnn, 0 to I. m Final Sccre: SWANSEA TOWN-1. Extra tim6 is heinj played. -t f. 1 's. V.. ) li 1 J v j"
￼ 11 CAUGHT !N COGS. j Coroner's Comment in Aberavon Inquest. I A verdict oi accidental death was re- I turned at an Aberavon inquest on Tues- day morning on Samuel Hopkin5) Burton I' (44), ho ii tin an at the South Wales Basic Slapr Works, who died as the result of injurios jec^ived from falling ou the cogs of the skips. His clothing caught in the cogs, and-lie received terrible chest injuries, four ribs being broken and the lung perforated. At the time tlfe cogs were not covered, and the Coroner mentioned th-at,tlie acci- dent would not have occurred if they had- been. Since its occurrence the precaution: had been taken. ■ i i t
ON THE SANDS. Another Unsuccessful I Attempt at Britonferry. Another, but unsuccessful, attempt was made to get off the s. I Deuz Freres. which has been stranded on the sandbanks near the Britonferry harbour entrance, on Monday evening. Theri was a strong westerly wind pre- vailing rt the time, and the Swan"& Harbour Trust eteam tug made strenuous efforts to refloat the steamer, but lln- fortunately the tow rope parted, and the tug returned to Swansea. Another effort will be made to get the vassel off when the weather permits. The Vorse, whilst endeavouring to get to Britonferiy, got into difficulties, but the Swansea steam tugs Trusty and Fox- hound rendored assistance and towed her iiito Swansea.
KEEPING OFF MALARIA — o Taibach Ex-Sotdier Who Took j Too Much. At Aberavon on Monday Wm. Southail, a soldier, and John Chilcott. Taibach, were charged with being drunk and dis- orderly, and Chillcott was further sum- moned for assaulting P.C. James in Tal- tx-t-rolld. The constable said that when be defen- dantfl refused to give their names and ad- dresstos he asked them to go to the Polioe* Station with him, Chillcott said, you [ won't take me to the Police Station," and struck witness in the chest and ribs. With the assistance of P.C..s Dawe, Bint and Ciarke they were taken to the police si&- tion. P.C. Dawe said he was attracted to the f spot by the police whistle. 5 Mr. Lewis Thomas, for the defcndantfo, F.iid they had been refused chips at Ili Ciiii) shop, and they had no recollection of what happened. Southall had only just re- turned from India after 4 years service, and feeling malaria coming on he took more drink than he should. Southall was discharged and Chillcott was fined 22 10s. i
ARRESTED ON PREMISES. I Spanish Seaman Committed for Trial at Aberavon. I Arturo "Esploguez, a. Spanish seaman, was at Aberavon on Monday committed i for 'triM on a charge of breaking and j Entering the shop of Williams and Rees, outfitters, Station-road, and stealing a [ quantity of clathing, valued £33. j P.C. Bint is poke to arresting the pri- i eoner on thellpr,&.Lui.ps, entrance to whicli jitad been effected by smashing a, window at the back. He had a quantity of cloth. ing in his possession. | Fcr failing to join his ship the prisoner | ^ra8 haed 96.
COMPLIMENTS J| COMPLIMENTS I OF THE SEASON | TO ALL FROM \'j -THE- i I Roath Furnishing Co., j Station Road, Port Talbot. N I
15,000,000 IN NOTES BURNED. I Treasury notes to the value of £ 5,000,(X)0 are reported to have been destroyed by fire last week. This unprecedented bonfire was a deliber- ate act, but it did not represent a mag- nanimous gift to the Treasury on the part of an eccentric n :llionaire joyously resolved to burn 5,003,000 pounds worth of promises to pay, nor did it entail a penny loss to any one, apart from the, cost of printing the notes themselves. The notes were burned in a Government note-printing office. It is understood that they were notes of a low denomination not yet issued, and that the reason for their destruction was that they bore the signa- ture of Sir John Bradbury instead of that of Sir Warren Fisher.
CWMTWRCH ESSAYIST. Mr. T. Walter Rosser on Saturday cap- tured the first prize at a, Newport eistedd- fed in the Essay competition subject, Nationalisation of Land as well as Industries." There were a number of epsays entered, but thie vry popular essayist's effort was adjudged the beat in the competition, which reached a high order of excellence.
j ROW IN A TRAM. I Llanelly Case Following I Trouble Over Change. I Wm. Evans, Danygraig, Llwynhendy, and Edward John Jenkins, Allt, Llan- elly were summoned for obstructing Florrie palmer, tram conductress whilst in the execution of her duty on November 15th. Jenkins was also summoned for being drunk and disorderly. There was also a joint charge against Jenkins and I Josept Evans for a&saulting P.C. D. Hop- kins whilst in the execution of his duty. Mr. T. R. Ludford appeared for the prose- cution, and Mr. WiJIiam Davies defended. In opening the case Mr. Ludford said that on the day in question, Wm. Evans complained that his change was incon'M't, and argument ensued. P.C. Hc.pkins wa-s called to the car, and th?rp was a struggle.
I FREEMAN'& JOUR'NAL.'I I Action of Authorities Justified. v I ? London, Tuesday. Mr. Justice Po'ell. in the Chanf\ Court, on Tuesday, gave judgment that the action of the authority was justified in law and fact in suppressing the Free- man's Journal."
r PENSIONS DELAYED. Retrospective Payment to be Made in February. As reported last night, Mr. Chamber- lain informed the House of Commons yes- terday that the new rate of old-age pen- sions (10si instead,-<of 7s. did.), could not be paid until the middle of February, but the payments would then be retrosoective, dating from the passing of the Bill last Friday.
I TUG CUT IN TWO, I I Port Talbot Docks Accident. I When a large vessel was entering Port Docks this morning on the early 0 reA i Cb&t-tottx, m Thfc crew of ten men and the captain were none the worse except for a wetting. The boat went to the bottom. She had a similar accident about ten years ago.
NO CHANGE. Coalition Unionist Returned at St Albans. i. The result of fhe S. Albans by-election was announced to-day as follows:— Lt.-Col. F. E. Freemantle (C9.U.) 9621 Mr. J. W. Brown (Labour)..a 8908 .Mir. in.filoor Gray (T,ib.) 2471 Co. If majority over Labour. 713 „ Liberal. 7147 The vacancy caused by the resig- nation, swing to ill-health, of Sir ft. Hildred Carlile, who was returned tin- opposed at the General Election as Coali- tion Unionist member. I
in !■■■*■ ■! £ 7,188 TO-DAY. I Its up to YOU to send the total up until the bell rings. Will you post your contri- bution to the Hon. Treasurer: I Mr. David Roberts, J.P., 61, Wind Street, Swansea. I 1 i ■
M. POULET GIVES UP. Rangoon D?c. 12th (received TuesJay).' 'I' Owing to the breaking of th.cpbton rod M. Poulet has almndoned his flight to Austra lia. He will remain at Moulmein I pending preparations for the tt turn hi me. The aeroplane will bo :ism.antled and Usent liack to France.—Renter.
A MEMORIAL TABLET. I A memorial service and the unveiling j of a tablet in memory of two members oi j' the congregation took place at EbenZei, Chapel, Rhos. Pontardawe, on Monday evening. The two members were Messrs. John Daniel Johns and Ben Davies. The former fell in Palestine and the latter in 1 France, within two days of each other in 1917. A special sermon was preached by the Rev. Dd. Jenkins. and lie also unveiled the tablet.