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SWANSEA DISTRICT.

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SWANSEA DISTRICT. A small fire was discovered burning in a private house in Forgefield terrace, Xorton, Mumbles, belonging to Mr. Thomas Watkins, cn Friday, afternoon. The damage done v/as slight. Curtains in one of the rooms became ignited through, it is alleged, a child pitying with the fire. A few buckets of water suf- ficed to put out the flames. In a. case at Poretarduwe Police-court, on Friday, in w'ihicli David Morris, daubier, was funimoned for persistent cruelty to lÙ wife, JkCargaret, Mr. C. B. Jenkins, the prose-ctating solicitor, said that an arrangement had been come to with the consent of the defending solicitor, Mr. Edward Powell, defendant agreeing to a sepawiticn order, and to pay 10s. weekly. At Aberavon on Friday; Wm. George Coles, ex-Sergeant in the Pembrokeshire Yeomanry, was charged with stealing a cheque for £3 5rs., from his employer, Mr. Dd. Daviet, of the Great Western Hole!, Aberg-wynfi. Prisoner was in receipt of a pension as the result of an accident sustained duiing the South African war. He wis sent to post a letter containing the cheque. He did not return, and was arrested later in Cardiff. He was now remanded until Mon- day. At Pontardawe Police-court, on Friday, Herbert Lloyd, chairman, addressing Inspec- tor Stanfidd; said that complaints h id rood;:«1 the imsirrtrates of Sunday trading in the dis- trict. Tims was becoming a very serious offence, and doing infinite harm to the 'uriger population. The Bench thought thpfc iringent measures should be taken to ascer- tain the names of the offenders, which were perfectly well known. It was time a stop was put to this. An interesting presentation took place at the GWTIl Arm*, Swansea Valley, the reci- pient being Mr. Adam Adamsi, the chef 01 Craig-y-Nos Cli;tle, who has left that estab- lishment after eleven years' pernce. J he presentations, which consisted cf an illumin- ated add-ese, tearing upwards of 200 sub- scribers' names, and a purse of gold, were tnade bv Mr Hibbert, an old servant and head gardener of Craig-y-Nos, and Mr. Mor- gans, Tymawr. Suiiaible sp^ocb-es "were made, and a smoking concert followed. The final debate on the fiscal question was held at Clydach Public Institution jn Thursday evening, Councillor G. Daviers pre- siding. Tho speakers were Councillor L. Lloyd, Messrs. Arthur Davies, Arthur Jones, Albert Harding, W Walters, James Thomas, John Watkins, Ivor Williams, and others. The vote showed ten for the need of ■fiscal reform and nineteen against. At the close it was announced that Councillor D. Davies (editor, "Dailv Post"), Mr. Arthur Gilbertson, and Mr. Littlejohns will deliver addresses on the same subject later on. English Congregational Church. Peniel Green. Llansamlet, held its annual concert cn Thursday evening. Rev. Picton Jones presided. An operetta performed was "Prairie Life." The conductor, Mr. John lUcItards, deserves prv.ise for the finished manner in which the church choir rendered the piece. Chief character,were enJvred by Madame (irenfell Court, of Swansea I Messrs. John Richards. (iwilym Thomas, D. Peddoe, J. W. Boddicombe and C. Thomas. The action songs given by the juveniles were provocative of much mirih. Miss Ethei Owen accompanied. Mr. John Jenkins play- ed cornet solos. An instructive and interesting m-:et'ng under the auspices of the neighbouring Priin rose League, of which the Hon. Miss Gw* n ll'an Rice is the local secretary, was he.U at Trapp National Schoolroom, Llandilo. A political speech was given in the re-rnincuhf by Mr. William Griffiths, of Ferndfcile, who dwelt chiefly on the Education Act, and ex plained some of tihe most. important points connoted with Mr. Cliamiberlain s proposals now before the country. Mr. TabetisaH a London Society entertainer, also gave some clever sleight of hiind feats, and delighted th1 audienoe with his quaint ventriloquist sketches. The ch(ur was ably filled by Mr DuBuison, Glynhir. I A meeting of the County Schools sub-com mittee was held at Ystradgvnlais on Thurs- day, Rev. W. M. Morgan presiding. The report of tlie county surveyor was deferred for a replly from the county authority as LO -whether the parishes concerned or the county are to bear the expense of carrying out the repairs, etc., suggested. The statements f accounts passed included one from the at- tendance officer of Glyntawe for salary and another from the same person for coal, sup- plied to Glyntawe School. It transpired he had been appointed one of the school man- agers for thalFdistrict. The committee con- sidered that he had thereby disqualified him- self from being attendance officer, and that hiii supplying the coal was an irregularity. 'News has just come to lia.nd of a .cerioi;s poaching affray which tAcok place, at a late hour on Tuesday nig'ht, on the Glanbran Es- tate, iie»i.r Birchgivve, of Mr. J. E. Moore Gwyn, Dutfryn, Xeaith. It seemed tliiiat a iramber of poachers had set three nets, one about 100 feet long, and the other two. 60 feet, for tihe purpo* of catching rabb'ts, vhen Mr. Hinksman, the gamekeeper of the estate, observed them. He endeavoured to effect a capture, but gt entangled in the nets, and the posters got off. though not be- fore severely handling ilr. Hinksnfwn, who ■was knocked aibout tine head and face with sticks. Up to the present no aroest has been made, but the police of the district are verv active, and are sanguine of bringing Mr. itinksmAnR a^isaa!Unts to justice. The keeper is now able to get about. Th<e pGùChers left six dead nubbitts on the ground when they made utf, as well as the three nets. The niontlJy meeting of the District Coun- cil was held on Thursday, at Ystradgvnlais, Mr. M. Plice presiding.—A deputation (Pev. Morgan and Coun. Owen Powell) appeared to make an application on behalf of the School Managers for an extension of water to the new schools at Ynyseedwyn. The Council was of the opinion that the expense should iiw borne by the county authority, and a reso- lution to that effect was carr'ed.—Another application wis made by the School Managers that a wall be built alongside the river to the new Odd-street Schools for the safety of child- ren attending tliat school. It was decided to erect a fence of board.—It was agreed that the Local Government Board be noticed that the Council desired to see sets of bye-laws for the regulations of lodging houses, new streets iind buildings, clearing of refuse, and slaugh- ter houses.—It was decided to lay large chain- age pipes instead of those now at Smithfield. A charity concert was held at the Odd- fellows' Hall, Mumb'Jes on Friday, when the Royji Humane Society's certificates were pre- sented to Messrs. Howen and .John Webboin, the former for saving two lives at Langland Bay. and the latter for gallantry at Bracelet. Mrs. J. Aeron Thomas, who attended in the absence of the member for Gower, also presented Privates W. J. Grove and E. Press- dee with c'asps from the Natal Government, and t-.e Kings mortals, in recognition of their services as ambulance men in the late war. The Chairman (Mr. Fre 1 Beer), said he had received a letter from the Rev. Chal'oner L nd.say, Hafod (whose son Mr. W. Houel had rescued from drowning), expressing re- gret that he was not able to be present to mak' the acquaintance of so courageous a man. A capital must-al programme was gone through by the Misses M. Jenkins, Mansd- ton C. Robinson, D. Knight. M". Robert Hughes. and a glee party under the leader- sh p of Mr. Jabez Daniel. Henry Smith, an Ystalyfera labourer, was sumnioneJ by Lydia, his wife, at Pontardawe l'olil e Court, on Friday, for "persistent cruelty. She said she left her husband because he abased her. Th" illtreat.nent had, she said Iteen continued for four months. Her principal witness, it was discovered, had been unable to attend through illness, and Mr. Herbert Lloyd remarked it would be [ UI1fair to go on wita the case. Mr. Thompson suggested that the Chairman mi,Tht give them advice, which would bring about a settlement. Mr. Llovd concurred, and told the parties life was before them, and it was entirely in life was before them, and it was entirely in their hands to decide whether it should be pleasant, or a hell on earth "You I, list make allowances for each other, if you wish to live as liippilv as possible." The woman said she was afraid of her hus- band, but the case was adjourned for a month, in hopes.

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