CHANGED THEIR MINDS. DELEGATES' DE- CISION. DAY OF VACCILIATION. Labour Party's Quandary. The deported South African Labour leaders arrived onVboard the Umgeni .in the Thames on Tuesday mcrning, and an extraordinary series of incidents followed, which^ia described in the subjoined tele- grams. It will be seen that alter defi- nitely and stating upon several occasions that t;i?v had decided not to land trom the Umgeni, they finally changed their minds aiitt came on shore in the afternoon, the Labour party mem- bers who motored to receive them being thus thrown- into a quandary by the strange conduct of their guests. The Press Association's special correspon- dent at Gravesend, telegraphing on Tues- daye, say s :-The Umgeni arrived at Graves- end Beach at 7.0 on Cuesday morning, and proceeded very slowly round Coal House Point. She was not seen from Gravesend until she had arrived about three-quarters of » mile off the pilots' pier shortly after 7.30. The pilot and shipping agent immediately boarded and proceeded to Tilbury. The Press Association telegraphs later The deported Labour leaders have decided not to leave the Umgeni until they have been landed back in South Africa. Mr. Arthur Henderson and members of the Labour narty motored from the House of Commons to Tilbury on Monday night, and as soon as the Umgeni was sighted the party put off in a. motor launch. The South Africans recognised the Eng- lish Labour leaders, and Mr. Henderson explained that they were there as the Hecep- tion Committee of the whole of the British Trade Union movement. They wanted to know where the deported leaders were going to land, as they had arranged hospitality f(.r them in London. Mr. Bain, speaking on behalf of his col- leagues, said he thought it was intended to take them up stream and land them at one of the docks. Mr. Henderson, continuin g, said. the Re- ception Committee desired to give them a hearty welcome home. They deplored the cucumstanoe of their arrival, but that I would not make any difference to the loyalty I and warmheartedness of the welcome now I extended them. Mr. Bain, replying, Kaidon behalf of his colleagues he thanked the Trade Union movement in this country for the kindij greetings extended them. We have been placed
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ON THIS VESSEL AGAINST OUR WISHES." he observed, and we do not Intend to I leave it until we are landed back again in I Sooth Africa." Mr. Henderson asked foF a confereu. Mying Mr. Bain and his colleagues might be then prepared to accept th? hospitality the trade unionists were prepared to offer them. Mr. Bain assented to a conference, and asked the captain if he would allow the re presentative of the Receptive Committee aboard. He then informed Mr. Henderson that the captain's orders were to
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CHANGED THEIR MINDS, j DEPORTED LEADERS LAND. I The deported Labour leaders left the I Umgeni at 3 o'clock. BRITISH OR BOER COLONY? APPEAL OF THE DEPORTED I LEADERS. In the course of a. stete-en-t issued through Mr. Henderson, the departed leaders say:— "What we are striving for is the right of every British citizen, settler, and artisan in South Airica, who, being charged with any offence against the laws of the country, should be entitled to be duly cited before any of the recognised courts of the country, and by such courts either convicted or dis- charged. It is because of the fact that the RIGHT OF AOCESS TO THE LAW I of the courts of the country has been dttoied us that we now appeal to the people of Great Britain and the workers of the world to help us in our attempt to prevent this present Government from usurping the judi- cial power of the courts of South Africa, and from their evident intent to make of Sofuth Africa A BOER COLONY INSTEAD OF A I BRITISH SETTLEMENT, which, under a more enlightened Govern- ment and a just Government, will yet be- come the home of many thousands of British men and women. "It is in that hope that this .statement is given, and that we are content to avmit the issue as between tlie ignorant reaction of the Union Government and t'he sense ot justice of the British people." The deported lea.ders were toM a/board t/hat they would be re-arrested if they re- turned to South Africa.
"LOVELY BLACK EYES." CURIOUS LLANELLY ASSAULT CASE. WITNESSES AND REVOLVER CARRYING. At Llanelly Police Court on Monday Wm. John Da vies, Hendy, charged Alfred How- ells, Hendy, with assault. Mr. Ludford ap- peared for the complainant, and Mr. KAm- merer defended. Complainant said that ha met Howells. who accused him of making statements about him. He then proceeded to explain, when Howells gave him a terrible punch in the face. Witness did his best to defend himself, but reoeived another nasty blow in the eye. Gross-examined: On the previous Satur- day he had a conversation with the defend- ant's brother-in-law, and said that if How- ells hit him lie would blow his head off with a revolver. He had no revolver, and only nude the statement in order to frighten- him. They were all drunk at the time. Witness had never carried a revolver. He purchased one once, but it was taken from him eighteen months ago. During the con- versation with Howells he had his hands in his pockets. He did not pretend to put his hand into his hip-pocket. Howells had been watching him all the evening. Another witness who saw the assault gave corroborative evidence. When the quarrel commenced a police officer was sent for. The assault took place whilst Davies was in the middle of his explanation. He had TWO LOVELY BLACK EYES. I- ? Defendant admitted the assault and said he was justified. Dowling, a witness who corroborated, said he saw all that took place. Mr. Ludford Do they carry revolvers at Hendy? Witness: It is getting next to Rhondda Fach, they tell me. Do you mean to say that all Welshmen carry revolvers?—The likes of that gang do. The Bench imposed a fine of L2 19s. 6d., inclusive of costs. ANOTHER CHARGE FAILS. The defendant in the last case was next charged with assaulting Philip Jones, Hendy, on February 7.—The Bench dis- missed the summons.
FRIENDLY SOCIETIES. I BATCH OF SWANSEA I PROSECUTIONS. Mr. W. J. Day (for the Chief Registrar, Mr. G. S. Robertson) prosecuted at Swansea Police Court on Tuesday in a batch of Friendly Society cases, in which summonses for breach of the Friendly Society's Act of 1876 were taken out against the Hand and Heart Lodge 115 1.0. Loyal Alfred's a.nd its secretary, Eleazer Jones; against the Mor- riston Tinplate Company's Workmen's Sick and Funeral Fund and the secretary, Glyn Morrk —two charges; and the LIetty Ivor LOdge of Ivorites and James Knowles, its secretary—'two charges. Mr. Day said that in respect to the first society (represented by Mr. D. 0. Thomas) the offence alleged was failure to send in a copy of the annual returns prescribed by the Act; in the caae of the Morriston Society (which had 252 members and funds of 21,370), for whom Mr. C. H. Newcombe ap- peared, failure t4. send in the returns and notify change of office; and in the case of the Lletty Ivor Society (72 members and 21,000 funds), represented by Mr. T. R. Harris, the return was alleged not to be properly audited, and the quinquennial valuation was also not in order. The Bench ordered costs, 7s. 6d., in the first case to be paid; and in the other cases 10B. and costs— £ 1 13?. 9d.—against the secretary of each society.
ADVANCE MUMBLES! I ADVERTISING ASSOCIATION I RESUSCITATED. A public meeting to consider the advisa- bility of resuscitating the Mumbles Im- provement and Advertising Association was held in the Council Chambers, Mumbles, on Monday evening. Coun. J. J. Jones having been voted to the cha-ir called upon the secretary of the o)d association for a resume of the work done. Mr. Tucker stated that several gentlemen were unavoidably absent who had taken al prominent part in the previous work, but they were anxious and willing to rejoin. A letter was read from Dr. Veale apologising for his absence, expressing his belief in the need of the association, and suggesting ap- plication be 'nade to the District Council for assistance. Mr. 'fucker went on the say that the old association was formed in November, 1904, and continued for five years. They had issued two guides of Mumbles and district, several thousands cf which had been distributed to the chief hotel, public libraries, railway companies, etc. Also two large pictorial posters which had been exhibited at all the large railway stations. Advertisements had been in j serted in several of the chief London a.nd provincial papers. They liad been rather I HANDICAPPED BY. LACK OF FUNDS, I as the Council were unable to assist them, and all cash had been raised by private sub- scriptions, but he thought that good work had been done, and the Mumbles was far better known than it had ever been before. All the public resorts were now being exten- sively advertised, and since an A&, had been passed enabling Councils to vote a sum to assist them, he noticed that 232 health and pleasure resorts had recently decided in favour of advertisement. It was most es- sential that Mumbles should follow suit. Chairman thought that the various hotels, lodging and refreshment houses would sub- scribe, and he also trusted the Council would assist them with subscriptions, and he pro- posed that the association be resuscitated. Dr. Marks seconded, and the motion was carried unanimously. Mr. Tucker moved that Lord Glantawe, who had taken a big interest in the move- ment, be asked to accept the office of pre- sident. Mr. Presdce set-ended, and this was also unanimously carried.
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GIVE IT A ￼ I GIVE IT A TR!AL. I SUNDAY EVENING ART GALLERY OPENING. DR. STEPHENS' INTERESTING I SUGGESTION. The Swansea Art and Crafts Sub-Commit- tee met on Monday afternoon, Mr. Roger Beck presiding. It was reported that during January, 1914, there had lHn 2,264 visitors to the Glyn V lyian Art Gallery. An offer was received from the director of the Brighton Art Galleries of a loan of Dan- ish porcelain, providing proper cases were provided. The Chairman said that they should pur- chase cases of their own when their debt was disposed of. Hon. Odo Vivian What is the debt? Mr. Murray (the, director): About E600. Horn. Odo Vivia.n asked whether Danish porcelain would be of much interest to the public. They had so many loan exhibitions. Mr. Grant Murray suggested that this ex- hibition should not be held until the others were ail over-at the end of September or October this year. This exhibition was going around the country, and if they could get it in 1915 it would be much better. It was decided to leave. the matter in the hands of Mr. Murray to arrange. Miss Davies, Llandinam, offered on loan to the gallery a bronze STATUE OF ST. JOHN, BY RODIN, of which there are only three in existence. I On the motion of the Hon. Odo Vivian the offer was accepted with thanks. At the Deffett Francis Gallery it was re- ported that during January there had been 661 visitors. The total number of visitors since the re-opening in April, 1913, to Janu- ary 31st. 1914, were 10,621. Dr. Arbour Stephens asked whether it would be advisable to open the gallery on Sunday evenings. Mr. Murray said that the matter had been discussed. Dr. Stephens; It might be given a trial for a month during the dark Sunday even- ings. Mr. W. J. Beea; This is to industrial town, in which there arc many artisans, and they have not much opportunity of seeing the galleries except in the evenings. The Chairman pointed out that the visitors on Saturday evening had not been numerous. Still, it was worth giving a trial, and he suggested it should be discussed at the next meeting. Dr. Arbour Stephens remarked that the London galleries were much appreciated on Sundays, and the workmen of Swansea would take advantage of it if they had a chance. On the motion of Mr W. J. Rees, seconded by Mr. Hilditch, it was decided to refer the matter to the next meeting of the General Committee. The arrangements in connection with the visit of the Museums' Association to Swan- I sea in March were approved.
I JEWISH INTERESTS." I Address to Swansea Zionist Society. Under the auspices of the Swansea Zionist Society, at the Shaftesbury Minor Hall on Sunday evening t.he Rey. H. Katz, of Lem- bcrg, addressed, in Yiddish, an exceptionally large Jewish audience on "Jewish Inter- ests. The orator held a very large audience in rapt attention for over two hours. He very powerfully urged the necessity of striving for a Jewish national centre in Zion-not necessarily as a. refuge from, persecution foi the whole of Jewry—for Palestine would not be large enough for that-but as a means of raising the moral and political status of the millions of Jews in dispersion. The speaker concluded with a vigorous appeal for renewed communal effort. Mr. S. Green presided. Arrangements of the society are pending for an address by the well-known Jewish social democratic speaker, M. Borochoff, of Vienna, who is now on his way to England, on the invitation of the, English Poale Zion (Zionist labour pa-rty).
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SWANSEA'S COMMON I .i.íl""l. PURSE. V 7 MAY HAYE TO DISGORGE A BIG SUM. IMPORTANT HIGH COURT I CASE PENDING. In connection with the financial adjust- ment that the Borough Treasurer (Mr. Ash- mole) has reported upon to the Swansea Finance Committee from time to time in re- gard to the proceeds of certain licences, estate duty, etc., divisible between the Grlamorgaa County Council and the Cardiff and Swansea. Boroughs, an impartainit oasa is pending in the High Court. The money was divided in proportion to t'he rateable value of the different areas and this arrangement continued until February, 1909, when the Local Government Board appointed Sir Hugh Owen, G.C.B., a former secretary to the Boanxi, as arbitrator, to malke a new adjustment. The arbitrator, by his award, excluded half the cost of high- way maintenance from preferential treat- ment in the allocation of the money, but on the application of the Glamorgan County Council agreed to state a case for the High Court. The main rcada of the comty are TM-y exten- sive, a.nd the contention of the Cardiff I' and Swajiaa? Boroughs is th&t, if pr?r ential treatment is aHo?ed in respect to th«* maintenance of thœe highways, the two boroughs would suffer financially. It is estimated that if the Glamorgan County Council win in the High Court Swansea will have I TO REFUND £ 4,000, 11nd suffer a continued loss oompatea wiun the terms of the award of LI,000 a year. The case was .expected to come on on Wednesday, but it has been adjourned for a week.
"SUSPICION OF FRAUD. SWANSEA COUNTY COURT CASE ALLEGATIONS. A PECULIAR STORY: ALLEGED IDENTITY. At the Swansea County Court on Monday, before Judge Bryn Roberts, Mention was made of an interpleader issue in which David Edward Lock claimed goods that had been seized under an execution by the County Finance Company, Ltd., of JAi- cester, to cover a judgment debt of L20 and costs obtained against John Christopher Lock and wife. Mr. Verley Price appeared for the claim- ant and asked for an adjournment on the ground that there was an application pend- ing at the Leicester Court, it being asserted that defendants had not been served with the summons. Mr. Fwan Rowlands, appearing for the execution creditors, opposed d and said that the application was only made for the sake ￼ of gaining time in the ultimate hope of set- ting the goods free and disposing -of them. He suggested that David Edward Lock and John Christopher Lock were ONE AND THE SAME PERSON, I and that there was a very strong suspicion I of fraud in the whole case. The address of John Christopher Look was given as 161, Pentrepoeth-road, Morriston, whilst that of David was 101, Clase-road, and those hap- pened to be the same house. The whole thing savoured so much of fraud that he was instructed to oppose any adjournment. Mr. Verley Price denied that there .had been any fraud or that the Locks wer/ one, and the same person. I His Honour: Can you produce both? Mr. Verley Price: I can produce mv own dient. But all these facts will be the anb- ject of discussion at Leicester. The application to adjourn was granted on payment of 30s. into court and the costs of the day.
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WRECKED IN THE CHANNEL j i SINKING KETCH CREATES EXCITEMENT. On Sunday a Cardiff pilot cutter landed at Barry Pier Head a man named Thomas Watts and a lad, forming the crew of the Barnstaple ketch Elizabeth Couch, 29 tons net register. It appears that both men were taken off by the cutter during the night, the latter having become waterlogged and her sails torn to chreds. The small vessel was abandoned about 20 miles below Nash Point. The vessel was light at the time, and making her way up ctiannel when &he met. the force of a south-westerly gale, which stove in her bulwarks and then oaused her to ship water in such quantities that the captain showed signals of distress, which were observed by the Cardiff pilot cutteay who landed the men at Barry Pier. Both left Barry by the next available train presumably (n the return journey to Barnstaple. It was some hours after their departure that news was reoeived from along the coast that a ketch had been sinking off PortheAwl at davbreak. EXCITEMENT AMONGST SPECTATORS A small vessel was observed by people to be labouring very heavily in the trough of the sea. In a very short time the rockei went off for the life-saving apparatus, and the crew was summoned Hundreds on the shore—residents and visitorcongregated on the Esplanade. Just a mile out in a (southerly direction from the Esplanade the craft was to be seen battling for its exist- ence. The rocket apparatus was powerless to aid the vessel on account of the distance, and there was too much sea for a small boat to live in. A lifeboat could have been of service, but Porthcawl does not pos" one. People eagerly watched the vessel, which was going down Channel with the tide, with the mainmast and mainsail gone, and the bulwarks stove in. The mizzen-mast with the shred of a sail only stood. About a quarter to nine she was seen to go down.
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The company which has been registered for the promotion of a Repertory Theatre I for Wales is securing, it is said, all the financial support it requires. The first meeting of the directors waoS held, with Lord Howard de Walden in the chair. Mr. Lloyd George is one of the shareholders. Not much fault will be found with this. latest little flutteron the Chanoellor's part, however. I
WAS IT A WOMAN Pj WAS !T A. WOMAN PI TRAIN MURDER i TRIAL. COUNSEL STARTS A NEW SUGGESTION. A new turn was given to the North Lon- don train murder caae on Monday when Mr. Margetts, the solicitor defending John Starchfield, hinted plainly by his question3 at the theory that Willie Starchfield, the accused man's five-year-old son, was killed by a woman. Dr. GarTett, the police surgeon, was cross- examined by Mr. Margetts. He said he raw the body at 4.40 p.m. and fixed the prob- able time of death at between two and three hours earlier. It might possibly have occurred between 3.15 and 3.30. He did not apply a thermometer. Mr. Margetts The murder oould have been committed by a woman equally as well as by a man ?—I see no reason why it should not. Re-examined by Mr. Bodkin, for the prosecution, Dr. Garrett said that it would be difficult for a woman wearing a tight skirt to have produced oertain bruises found on the bov's body. "NOT A WORD. MATE I Detective-Inspector Bail, of Scotland Yard, deposed to Mr. White's identification of Starchfield at the inquest on January 29. There was a crowd of 300 there. Inside the court Starchfield was sitting between two men named Tilley and Mike Ryan. NNhen the verdict was given Tilley and Ryan shook hands with Starchfield. As Ryan did so Starchfield said "Not a word, mate." Chief Inspector Gough said he was in court when the witness Moore entered the witness-box. Moore turned round to Starch- field and said, "Don't you know me?" and Starchfield nodded his head and said, "N o. no, I don't." Mr. Margetts elicited from the witness that a number of people had seen the boy at the mortuary, and processed to idenc. him. £ < SEEN WITH A WOMAN." I Mr. Margetts: Was not their evidence to the effect that they saw him with a woman?—They said so. They said so positively ? If you allege that it was a man, I am going to show, hope, that it was a woman.—Some went there and identified the boy, and said they had seen him with a woman. Mr. Margetts: Was Starchfield most ready and anxious to give ybu every in- formation that he possibly could P—I should not like to answer that question. Re-examined by Mr. Bodkin, Mr. Gough recalled how he asked Starchfield if he would mind accompanying him to Bow-street Police Station on the morn- ing following the murder. Did lie ask you any questions as to why you were making the inquiries?—No, sir. I asked him whether he knew the object of the question, and Starchfield re- plied No." I then said, YOUR SON WILLIE IS DEAD." Starchfield did not say much, but said I" Oh!" He did not seem to be moved M, all. After I had told him that his son had been murdered in a railway carriage on the North London Railway, Starch- field showed some slight sign of emotion, and said Has she? Mr. Biron: Do you think he had been drinking ?-No, I don't think so, sir. The hearing wa.s adjourned.
B.W.T.A." I ACTIYITY OF SWANSEA I BRANCHES. ST. HELEN'S MEMBERS HOLD I SALE OF WORK. The committee and members of the Swan- sea St.. Helen's branch of the B.W.T.A. have been busily working for some time for a sale of work on behalt of the funds, and it was held in Brunswick Schoolroom (kindly lent for the occasion), and was a great suc- cess, although the weather was so unfavour- able. The sale was opened by the Rev. Timothy Wheatly, who expressed his sym- pathy with and appreciation of the work done by the association. The room and stalls presented a very attractive appear- ance, and were well patronised. The refreshment stall was presided over by Mrs. T. H. Taylor, assisted by Mesdames Fuller, J. Williams, Parker, Misses Mor- gan, Taylor, G. Williams and Workman. The work stall was in charge of Mrs. Web- ber and her helpers, Mesdames Smith, Gough, Merriman, Fielders, Chislet, James Jones, and the Misses Jam. A concert was given in the evening, a delightful programme of vocal and instru- mental music being rendered, each item meeting with well-deserved applause. Solos were charmingly sung by Miss Hetty Davies and Mr. Percy Davies, who are well known to the musical fraternity of Swansea. Miss Piosser and Mr. Evans were also much ap- preciated. The musical monologues of Miss Gladys Williams and Mr. Onley (who is so well-known for his elocutionary ability) were of a very high standerd and enthusias- tically received. Miss Trix Welch rendered a pianoforte nolo in her usual brilliant man- ner, and also kindly acted as accompanist during the evening. Mrs. Fuller and Miss Agnes Morgan are to be congratulated on the fine programme they arranged. The committee and friends all greatlv re- gretted the absence through illness of the piesident, Mrs. Walter Watkins, who had taken such interest in the effort to carry forward the work of the branch. It is expecte d the sal e will realise £ 20. The committee and officers are to be con- gratulated on the result.
I ONE IN THE 'ADDE'RUN:' When I told him lie mustn't smoke in- side my ,bur- said a conductor, who charged a. ooal-porter with assault at Sowtn-Western Police Court, he hit me in the addermun. You mean he hit you in the stomaoh?" said Mr. De Grey, who had probably read Sir A. Quiller-Couoh's remarks upon plain English. "Yeø." mid t,he conductor. Although the coaJ-porter said tha.t. in stooping to pick up biB matches, he fell against the oonduetor, he was fined £ ZK or one month's bard labour. •
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Messrs. C. W. Slater, J. Taylor, D. James, R. L. Sails, Aeron Thomas, Eden, Drs. Marks and Veale, and the Vicar of Ovster- mouth were nominated as vice-presidents. The following were also elected Secretary, Mr. Tucker, with Mr. C. P. Bell as his assistant; treasurer, Conn. J. J. Jones; executive committee, Messrs. Baldwin, Ward. Kemp, Harrison. Clark, Drs. Veale and Marks, Messrs. Jonn Harris, Wren Harris, Wallace, Denyer, Peregrine and Preedee. 1, On the proposition of Mr. Beer, seconded by Dr. Marks, it was decided to issue a guide, and bring the question of advertising up subsequently, when it was seen how the subscriptions came in. On the proposition of Mr. Bell, seconded by Mr. Ceaton, it was agreed to approach the Oystermouth District Council for cc moral and financial support." The mem- bership fee was fixed at 5s.
"WE WILL OBEY." r IRISH ARMY COM- MANDER. i k STRIKING SPEECH. Speaking at Dublin on Monday night, General Sir Arthur Paget, Command-er-in- Chief of the Forces in Ireland, said "It may be--fi(A forbid—it should be my lot to be ordeted north. I should re- gret it. Many officers would hate the idea of moving one mile north of Dublin. But if the order comes they know it must be obeyed."