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NEWS FROM ALL QUARTERS The Week at Home and Abroad WOMEN OBJECT TO GOVERNOR GENERAL Protest has been sent in a cablegram by the emeu's Political Association of Australia against the suggested appoint- ment of Mr Hobhouse as (Jovernnx- Gencra l. They clc-clnrc that such an appointment would be an affront to the women voters of Austrialia, in view of Mr Hobhouse's determined opposition to women suff- rage, and affirm that nci member of the present anti-suffrage Cabinet would be acceptable. The Australian House of Representa- tives has frequently recorded its adher- ence to women suffrage. ALARMING PIT CAGE ACCIDENT An alarming pit accident, which was, fortunately, unattended by loss of life, occurred at East Cannock Colliery, Hed- nesford (Staffs.) en Friday afternoon, when two cage-one ascending and the other dcending-collidcd with great, force. The former, which was laden with coal fell several hundred feet to the bottom of the pit, and was dashed to pieces. The shaft was also considerably damaged and several days will elapse before L-he 400 miners employed; at the pit will be able to resume work. OVERTRAINING CAUSES DEATH White M..u.b. tllghhyer was proceed- ing from Portsmouth to Devonport one of the cadets, Harold Henstock, died suddenly. An inquest was held at the Royal Naval Hospital. Dcvonport, on Friday. It was stated that on Wednesday Hem- stock. who was 18 years of age, was eIIl- g-a,g,ed with others in Swedish drill, when he fell backwards and died shortly after. Medical evidence was that the cadet suffered from enlarged, or athlete's heart, a.nd died from resulting syncope. The funeral took place after the in- quest, full military honours being ac- corded. ALLEGED CANCER "CURE." Holding no medical diploma, but claim- ing that his knowledge, gained in India, enabled him to cure cancer, Henry Del- vine was charged on remand at Bedford on Friday with obtaining money under false pretences from Walt-er Blott, draper, of Bedford. Mr Stimson, the town clerk of Bed- ford, who prosecuted, said that Delvine performed certain operations, after which he said he effected a cure of cancer. He claimed not only to alleviate but to re- move a cancer or tumour in 13 to 20 minutes. Mr Blott underwent some sort of treatment, and the defendant as- serted that he had removed a cancer, producing wha.t he described as "a sec- tion" with the words "another success." Mr Pierron, for the defendant, said he had 16 witnesses, to call, and a remand was granted for a fortnight, bail being allowed. A MUCH NEEDED PROTEST 11 At the Carnarvon Board of uuardis.ns meeting on Saturday, Mr David Thomas flnboiir) protested against the names of people applying for or m receipt of relief appear ng in the minutes and reports without "M r," "M rs. or any other title be;nl g iven them. Poor respectable people had as much right to a title of courtesy as any member of the board. ear, hear). At present their names appeared in the minutes and reports sus though they were dogs. The clerk sai-d that he had no infen- tion of injurin.g the feelings of poor per- sons, and in future he would take care that thev were given their proper titles. OPERATION ON LORD ROSE- WTTRV It was publicly announced for the first time on Saturday that Lord Rosebur y un- derwent a serious operation for an inter- nal complaint on January 12. The fol- lowing bulletin was issued Lord Rosebury underwent a serious operation on January 12. The operation was completely successful, and satisfac- tory progress has been ma.He. Insomnia has caused anxiety, and still necessitates absolulte quiet. On inquiry at his houfe in Berkeley- square it, was stated that his lordship ■was progressing. THE OUTLOOK FOR NEWPORT Newport's manufacturing boom m, tinues. A firm who manufacture steel and galvanised shees are seeking a. 25- acre si t-a in the, Uskitide. town. and there N everv reason to believe the negotia- tions will be. successful. Following up the decision of the Ma.nnesmann Com- pany and the Whitehead Steel and Iron Company to establish new works at. Usk- side, these, inquiries for sites are signifi- cant. CUMBERLAND MINERS AND POLITICS Following a. decision of the Clifton Lodge of coal mi ners in favour of "nm- ning" D, Labour candidate for the Cncker- molth Division, th", Siddiek Lodge have ta.ken a ballot, on the subject, in which 407 voted for a fight by Labour, and 169 voted against this course. The significance of the vote lies in the fact that the coalminers have the strongest trade union in the Cokermouth Division, and are a decisive factor in elections. There are many Cumberland mine,rs on the Rand, a'Dd just at present many of their relatives and friends at home are incensed by the action of the Government in South Africa. AMUSING BREACH OF PROMISE AT SWANSEA Damages amounting to JB500 were awarded on Monday at. Swansea Under- Shcriff's .Court. a g:li n fit. Williams Joseph Mathias, aged 64, a retired Swansea tradesman. who was sued by Miss Eliza- beth Thomas, aged 53, recently cook- house maid at York House, Palace-gar- dens, London, for breach of promise of marriage. The plaintiff said that the value of her late situation was ,including presents and tips, E50 a year. She had, with the defendant's consent, taken a house at Ammanford, where they intended to live after the wTedding, which was ar- ranged for last Easter. This wedding was postponed, and in June the defend- ant asked her what wos worth. She said that she had spent all her money on the home, and the defendant said he thought that she had at least 2200. He then began to "cool off." The plaintiff added that the defendant showed her his property at Swansea, which he said was worth £ 3,250. NEWSPAPERS BY AIRSHIP The ultimate supremacy of one of the two forms of craft which are now striving for the mastery of the a.ir was touched upon by Captain Waterlow in an address a.t the Ladies' Automobile Club, Brook-street, on Friday. I He was very prejudiced, he said, in favour of the airship. The present rate of 52 miles per hour was not anything very great compared with that of aero- planes. But those aeroplanes which tra- velled at over 100 rniler, per hour re- quired large open expa.nsrs in which to manoeuvre, and could orJy c/irrv oaie man beside the pilot, and could remain up only for a short period. Captain Wa.rln.w- anticipated a time when small airships would be used fc.T mail purposes. They were especially adapted for the rapid carrying of perish- able articles, and for newspaper distri- butioll. COAL WORKERS JOIN THE UNION After years of discussion the coal workers em ployed in the bunkering of steamers at Dartmouth have decided to organise, and a visit paid by Mr Dan Hillma,n, of Plymouth, district secre- tary of the Dock, Wharf, Riverside, and General Workers' Union, has resulted in tho formation of a. branch of the Union. Dartmouth coal workers have been un- settled for a considerable time and have recently engaged in a heated discussion on the quay regarding tho rates of pay. The meeting at which the branch was formed wi-4 at times of a noisy charac- ter, but it ended very amicably. SILVER PLATE ON COSTER'S BARROW Henry woodbrige and Daniel 0 Conn »I1 were charged on remand at Kingston on Monday with being in possession of a large quantity of silver plate found in a sack on a coster monger' s barrow. When O'ConneJl was arrested he saia "There's only mo a.nd Jingles (Wood- bridge) in it, and if you let him go I'll stand the racket." Detoctive Davy stated that the silver plato was found to be the proceeds of a case of house.-breaking at, Ashtead, ajid Surrey con tab lm were present in court to arrest the two men. FEARED LOSS OF STEAMER It was announced last week-end, wiat gravo fears are entertained that disaster has befallen the Aberdeen teamer Kath- loon, and tha.t, like the ill-fated Freder- ick Snow den, which wai lost two years ago, she has foundered in. the North Sea. with alL hands. The Kathleen, which is a steamer of 376 tone, left Burg head last week with cargo of railway sleepers for Middlesborough. Under ordinary circumstances she ought to have reached her destination on Tuesday morning, but she has been neither seen or heard of since she left Moray Firth Port. The owners have not yet given up hope, but the fact that the vessel has never been s poken, and that, she is five davs overdue on forty-eight hours run is giving rise to a very great anxiety on the pa,rt of the owners and the relatives of the crew. BISHOP AND A MILITANT I PLTSONETI.- .L It acordance with his promise maue to a deputation from the Women's Social and Political Union, the Bishop of Lon- don has visited Hoi loway Goal, and has ascertained tha-t Miss Rachel Peace, a militant prisoner, is in good health. The charge which the Bishop was as-ked to investigate was made in a statement from Miss Ansell to the effect that she was aw akened in Holloway by "a shriek of pain, uncontrollable, terrible pain, and then loud moans, heart-breaking. A door slammed., and she heard no more. The shrieks were reapeated the next morning and afternoon, a.nd were heard bv her twice a day while she was in prison. Dr. Ingram stated that he visited the remand hospital, which was about 300 yards from the convicted hos- pital, a.nd was relieved to find Afiss Peace who had no idea that he was coming, lit ?ie wif, c-,ni i ng, lying on a comfortable, t e l. ii liy dressed in a wellwaini:d eel i. UNIVERSITY SOCIALISTS SEEK HONOUR i.- ZgoNv University Socialists are making every effort to return Mr R. R.. Cunninghame Graham a.s Lord Rector in NovCJJube:, and already a committee of over 100 has been formed. There was a committee of 16 when Ali- 7. Keir Har- die, M.P., was the Socialist candidate six years ago. Among the Socialist supporters is Mr Ralph Erskine, the amateur light-weight champ i (Hi boxer of the world, and the president of the Socialist committee is Mr R. B. Palmer, a member of an Aus- tralian Ilubgv team which has toured England. FAMOUS MINISTER'S RETIRE- I MENT. Acting on medical advice, the Rev. C. Silvester Home., M.P., has resigned the post of superintendent of Whitefield's Tabernacle, Tottenham Court-road, W., which he has held for ten years. He in- tends later, if his health permits, to re- sume pastoral work in some other place. The Rev. W. Charter Piggot, who has been joint superintendent since 1912, will now be in ful charge. ￼ ST. DAVID'S DAY. It has been decided to t geiiera-I I holiday to tho school-children of Car- marthen on Monday, Afarch 2nd, for the celebration of St. David's Day, and on the recommendation of the Cvmrodorion Society the local Education Committee have decided to purchase (for distribu- tion amon the. teach'rs of the town) five dozen of the pamphlets suggested by the Board of Education for the observance cf Gwyl Dewi Sunt. PIGEONS IN A WILL i Pigeons M'e remcmhcrecl in the will of the la,te Mr Samuel Cash Shewell, of Re-dear, Yorkshire, coaJ merchant, who died on January 1. leaving estate cf the gross value of £6,608. I The testator directed his executors not to dispose of his pigeons until the ex- piration of the first bleeding and show season after h s death, and to provide for their keep from the rent of his gar- den ground at Ccatham, Redcar. He also requested his executors to pay B10 to John Thwaitos for looking after the pigeons. ￼ RABBI LEAVING SWANSEA It is announced that the Rev. H. J. Sandheim, of Swansea, is about to leave the town. He has accepted a call from an Hebrew Congregation in Winnipeg, Canada. The call was given at the re- sult of a personal recommendation from Dr. Hertz, the Chief Rabbi, before whom Mr Sandheim preached in London the Sunday before his installation. Winnipeg is one cf the leading cities of Canada, with a population of 2JO.000, and the where he will shortly take over his duties possesses the largest con- I gregatioll in the town. He will be given ample scope for social work. It will be remembered that the rev. gentleman re- cently lectured in Ystalyfera under tho auspices of the P.S.E. Society. A JUDGE RESIGNS It was announced on Monday that Mr Justice Bucknill had resigned his judge- ship owing to ill-health. This had been expected for some time past. Mr Justice Bucknill is well-known to our readers, having frequently Bat ss Judge of Assize in Swa.nsea. He was a. patient and courteous judicial officer, and in private life his pleasant manner made him very populwr. It was his custom when in Swansea to entertain at dinner the mem- bers of the police eecort provided for him. He was appointed a judge of the Queen's Bench Division in 1899, and had | previously represented Epsom in Par- liament. SAD WRECK OFF FALMOUTH Another story of heroism auds pathos to the fate of the 19 sailors who loet their lives in the wrek off Falmouth on Satur- day night of the German four-masted i barque Hera.. The Hera, a Hamburg ship of 1,994 tons, bound for Pisagua to Falmouth with a cargo of nitrate, met. on enteri ng the English Channel, with a violent southerly gale, accompanied by mist and driving rain. In the mist the light of Falmouth Harbour could not be seen. aud before those on board were awae of it they found the ship driven on the iornbound coast. Hut five men out of the crew of 24 were rescued. CATTLE DISEASE IN IRELAND A message from Dublin on Stiiidity stated No more unwelcome news could be received in these countries than that a serious outbreak of foot-and-mouth, disease has been discovered in Naas, County Kildare. The affected area is onl" v 19 miles from Dublin City, and is in the midst of an important cattle- grazing district. The fact that 21 cattle have been dis- covered with lesions of the dreaded dis- ease points to the suspicion that it had made some head way before. it was dis- covered, or else it must bo taken that the outbreak is of the same virulent type as that of last year. It coat the Irish farmers hundreds of thousands of pounds. SERIOUS EXPLOSION AT v ARTG I Three victims ot the disastrous explos- ion of blsusting powder at the Varteg and Garndiffaith Co-operative Society's stores (Mon.) who were most badly burned, are still in a. very critical condition. Thomas Brown, the manager, was handing some powder to a little girl when there was a terrific explosion. The little girl was but slightly hurt, but Brown, Thomas Dildy, and Gordon Eva.ns (two male shop assistants) were all seriously hurt. Brown and Evans arc still unconscious at Pontypoal hospital (whither they were removed), while Dady lies on the premises in a similar condition. The other injured. Lily Hunter, Lily Lloyd, and Maud Badman, are making fair progress. The cause of the explosion still remains a mystery. ——————— ———————
Teacher and pupils in a Rhondda school were having a heart to heart talk the other day, and the conversation turned upn Dick Whittington. The teacher asked, "What is a mayor?" There were various replies, including "A There wer?' At last a rosy-cheeked little girl held up one hand, "A mayor is the chief man in a town." "Yes, said the teacher, "and what is the chief man in Cardiff?" After a.n impressive silence the intelligent little girl sang c-ii t, "Plea.se, miss, ho is the Lord 1"
W, A. WILLIAMS. Phrenologist can be consulted dailv at the Victoria Arcade (near the Market), Swansea.
THE POXTARDAWE STRIKE HEAVY PENALTIES FOR FIFTEEN WORKERS Considerable interest was evinced in the hearing of cases in which Messrs. W. Gilbertson and Co., of the tin and steel works, Pontardawe, summoned fifteen workmen for recovery of dama- ges caused by their breach of contract, at the Pontardawe Police Court on Friday. The claim against seven of the men was for C5 each, and against eight for L2 eacli. Mr. Villiers Meager, barrister, instructed by Messrs. R. and C. B. Jenkins, Swansea, represented the company, and Mr. W. Arthur Thomas, solicitor, Swansea, appeared for the men. The respondents were: Elwyn Lewis, Griffith Williams, Glyn Evans. William Harding, Arthur Williams, William Vaughan, Philip Williams, Alec Wil- liams, John Jones, Elias Thomas, John Rees. Evan Davies, Edward James, Edwin Rapsey, and Arthur Suff. The first five eases, all of whom are "tankers," were taken first. Opening the proceedings, Mr. Meager said the firm claimed damages for breaches of contracts. The men shonkl have been at work on Jan. 19 and 20, but having got the idea into their head that they would like to take charge of the works, they abstained from per- forming their duties. Apparently there was a question under consideration as to who should be given the position of dipper, a. man named Harding, or one named Humphries, and to settlel the matter Messrs. Gilbertson said "let them take the duty on alternate weeks." Afterwards the men held that they had a grievance about the matter, although it had nothing to do with them, but they did not quite like it and stopped work. Regarding the older cases, the eorrugators and packers, he did not quite know what the matter had to do with them. They appeared to have come out in sympathy, because they personally had no grievance, and whv they should have behaved in that manner it was impossible to say. The firm had certain amounts of wages of the men in hand, and he asked the Bench, if they were satisfied with the evidence they would hear, that the firm was entitled to damages, part of which should be provided for out of the wages in hand. Thomas Lewis, foreman in the gal- vanising department at the works, said in answer to Mr. Meager that the customary notice to cease contracts was one month. The mills were working on Jan. 19 up to about 5.30 in the even- ing, when some of the night shift men went to him regarding Humphreys preparing to work as a dipper. Glyn Evans was the spokesman and said that unless Humphries stopped dipping the tankers were not going to do any more work. The other men agreed. He told them they had better go on work- ing or they would be summoned, and he continued trying to induce them to work until 7.30, a" saw the men's committee, but still the men remained firm, and he decided that there was nothing more to do than to stop the machinery, which had been idle ever since. The men had given notice, but these would not expire for about a fort- night from that day. Cross-examined by Mr. Thomas, wit- ness agreed that Harding had been dipping all the previous week up to the 19th, and that on the latter date Humphries was put on. He would also agree that tanking was the most dis- agreeable work, but would not admit that it was an arrangement that when the position of "dipper" became vacant preference should always be given to the senior tanker provided he was effi- cient. Did Harding come to work on the 19th as a dipper?—No. And you told him that it had been decided that Humphries should dip ?— Yes. What objection would you have if the men wanted Harding to continue as dipper? Why stop him ? I take it one is as good as another ?-Humphries had the position before. You could have prevented the dis- pute by a little exercise of the "give and take" principle?-—I carried out instructions. And Humphries was quite agreeable that Harding should continue?- Yes; I understand that is eo. "Yes, the management could have kept the department going if they had let Harding continue," added Mr. Thomas. "Now I suggest that this prosecution is pique?" Mr. Meager (interposing): No, it is profit! ￼ Re-examined by Mr. Meager, Mr. jJ Lewis reiterated his statement that Humphries was the senior man. He had been at the works 13 years, only hav- ing had a break of ten weeks away, • whilst Harding had been there no long- j er than six years. The arrangement made the Monday before the stoppage was that the men should have the "dipper's" post on, alternate weeks. Harding worked one, and when Humphries' turn came, the men objected. a member of the Charles Gilbertson, a member of the plaintiff firm, said he was present when the arrangement regarding Harding and Humphries was entered into. He, suggested to the men that it was an equitable one and no dissent was ex- pressed. He gave formal proof of the! damage caused, which, he said, was much more than the amount claimed per man. Answering Mr. Thomas regarding the preference given to seniority with effi- ciency, Mr. Gilbertson said they never considered themselves bound to accept the man put forward by the Unionists as the claimant to seniority. Addressing the Bench on behalf of the men, Mr. Thomas said Harding worked one week as a "dipper," and went on the 19th to continue that work and his instructions were that it was understood preference would be given to Harding as the senior worker. The men had not been anxious to create a dispute, but he suggested that there should be a little "give and take" on (Continued at bottom of next column-)
I COLLIERY STOPPED ■ DISMISSAL OF ELDERLY MINER I The Gethin Pit, Merthvr Tydfil, is stopped. Five hundred men have "downed tools" and are in a determined mood. Immediately the case of strike was the dismissal of a shackler named William It efiii-ds, an elderly employee, against whom there is a charge of negli- gence resulting in serious damage under- ground'. "This only the climax of a. long series of difficulties," said Mr John Williams, the M iners' Agent for for the District, to a Press representative on Saturday. Considerable time there has been trouble over the dilatoriness en the part of the management in giving full effect to the minimum wage awards. The company has adopted a very high-handed attitude in the matter, and there being a num- ber of very bad working places many men are not making their wages. The men have been making claims in accord- ance with the Act, but there has been only partial settlement. It is notorious that c c-i-tiiii men who have these just and legal claims do not now work at the colliery. This has bred a certain amcnnt of timidity in tho older man, who, however good they may be as workmen, do not press too strenuously for their legal wage. Then tho boys share in the general fear. They a.re supposed to receive from 14s. to 21s. weekly, but the lads will not kick up the dust if they are not properly paid." Dissatisfaction, is also rife at the way damages or fines are recovered from the men for the lose- of lamps of others pro- pert v. Mr William; said the Conciliation Board on Wednesday had refused to con- sider the dispute, urging that the men violated the agreement in coming out bp- fore ti-le points at issue had been sub- I mitkd to the Conciliation Board. t "The men are willing tIC) letllrll to work," said Mr Williams, "if Richards is allowed to go back with them. Other troubles can then be dealt with. Other- wise, no work." ——————
Welsh Societies in Con- ference HONOUR FOR MR J. WALTER JONES, B. A. The Central Wales section of the Un- ion of Welsh Societies held a conference at Brecon on Saturday, the president, Professor Joseph Jones, M.A., B.D., Brecon, presiding. Societies joined the union from Ystradgvnlais in the South to Llanidloes in the North. Professor Jones spoke of the great possibilities of the newly-formed Union, and dwelt on the fact that the chief work of the sec- tion would be for the sprea,d of the Welsh language and the preservation of Welsh ideals. He was especially pleased to see present Father Kane, of Llan- drindod, who had shown himself such a great believer in Welsh nationalism. Air Roland Thomas, B.A., Brecon, was unanimously chosen secretary, and the president, secretary, the Rev. E. 0. Jones, M.A. (Llanidloes), Father Kane, an,d Mr John Walter Jones, B.A., Ys- tradgynlais, were elected to represent the section on the Executive Council. It was decided the meetings should be held at and excursions made to various places of noted historical interest in Central Wales. Resolutions were passed appealing to the Council of the National Eisteddfod of Wales to extend its usefulness by bringing within reach of the people the successful literary work of each eistedd- fod, and by publishing the "awdl" and the "pryddest" on the days of these competitions respectively; that the time has now come for the Government to re- cognise the National Eisteddfod of Wales as a distinctively educational institution, and to render it, financial assistance ac- cordingly; and asking the education authorities of the counties comprising the Central Wales section to double and, if possible, troble the number of scholar- ships the award to teachers to enable them to attend the Summer School this year at Brecon.
Another Stop at Abertridwr I GAS IN THE MINE I Thje strike at Abertridwr Collieries, Rhymney Valley, continues. Judging from the situation last eve-ning, there is no prospect of an immediate resumption of work. Tho management deny empha,tically that they refused facilities to examine the mine to the workmen's reprosenta, fives on Wednesday. As the result of several meetings of the workmen an ex- amination of the mine was made on Thursday, and it was reported from the workmen's side that the conditions in certain parts were not entirely satisfoc- tery. From the management's side it was stated that out of the whole colliery, employing 2,500 men, and comprising nine districts, there was gas only in an average of two places per district." A mass meeting held on Monday dis- cussed the examiners' reports, and sub- sequently the workmen's committee met to draft recommendations for a further general meeting.
-PtPe Wi,r4 L j ￼ ￼ "cob guine I orab fBe jfocart of 30«n." Lmut pou must caCC at I Ke Tf6 c ,Coqa;Iwline £ >§oppe gJtO. 10 gtvoaxxsea I o protic it I-muti T:. —•- ■ —j ♦ THE OLD WIVES AT TEA THE OLD WIVES AT TEA Mrs. JONES Indeed you must excuse me for being so long with the tea. The fire had gone low, you see, and I couldn't get the kettle to boil. Mrs. EVANS Why don't you get the gas in, Mrs. Jones; it would save you heaps of work, and be a big comfort too, with your weak eyes. Mrs. JONES: Merch fach i, I have lived to go without it, and bring up a family of ten, and I am too old now to bother about things like that. Mrs. EVANS: Yes, my dear, but you don't know how much easier it is to do your cooking, without making a mess of the fireplace. Mrs. THOMAS And so clean it is. Before the Tawe Gas Co. put in a stove for us, I had to clean my fire irons and fende: every day, and blacklead the fireplace twice a week. Now I have only to wipe them over. It is so much nicer. Mrs. EVANS And it is so cheap. We can cook a dinner for seven, and it only costs a penny. Mrs. THOMAS They put in a penny-in-the-slot meter for us, a stove and three lights, for nothing. The gas is much better than the messy old lamps and candles. Mrg. JONES Will they put it in for nothing ? Mrs. EVANS Yes, merch i; just send a post-card to the Gas Works, Pontardawe, or to the Office at Ystalyfera, and they will send a man up at once, aid the stove and lights will be fixed up in no time. Mrs. JONES: Then indeed I think I will do it as soon as we have finished tea. Because I do believe my eyes would be better if we had gas instead of the old-fashion lamps. Fw particulars, drop a Post Card to the MANAGER, GAS WORKS, PONTARBAWE. C L MD"B Ltdop The Largest Boot & Shoe Merchants in Wales. 8/6 The Best Value in Wales Stocked in Box Calf and Chrome Leather. Small, Medium, and Square Toe stock- ed, Guaranteed Waterproof. Send for a pair now. Mention which leather, shape and size. On receipt of P.O.O. for 8/6, we will send by return of post carriage paid. Auckland's Ltd., HIGH STREET, SW ANSEA ST. HELEN'S RD., SWANSEA
«2eatt»aed from pre«0<ttng column). both sides. Regarding Harding, he was a "dipper," not a "tanker," he went to work as a "dipper," and never re- fused to work, and so far as he was concerned he (the speaker) contended that there was no case to answer. So far as the other four ere concerned, he could go no further. The Bench found for the plaintiffs for the amount claimed in each of the five cases. The cases of the two eorrugators and the eight packers were next heard, the plaintiffs contending that the men had promised to finish certain work left by the day shift, and dispached several packages by train which they failed to fulfill. For the men it was held that they were not concerned with the work left over by the dav shift, for which they were not paid. He strongly denied that certain sheets were ready for dispatch- ing as alleged. Addressing the court the chairman said that obviously the contracts had been broken. Orders would be made for tho amounts claimed. Mr Alfred Davies (Board of Educa- tion), and Mr Keir Hardie, M.P., have recently inspected the new training col- lege at Swansea. The Executive Commitee of the Swan- sea Conservative and Unionist Associa- tion has decided to nominate Captain Heneage, R.N- for the chairmanship in succession to Mr David Davies. Mr H: S. Smart, the general secre- tary of the Swansea Y.M.C.A., has been appointed supervising officer to the Emi- gratioTh Advice Department under the British Y.M.C.A. National Council at Liverpool. Mr Smart has been at Swan- sea since Tj06. He was previously the secretary d the Derby Y.M.C.A., and prior to that lie was at Weston-super- Mare.