AFTER-WAR RELIGION, CHURCHES, LIKE C!?S, MUST 8E CHURCHES, UKE CITIES, MUST BE I RECONSf?CIEO. DR. BALLARD AT SWANSEA Dr. Frank Ballard, the celebrated (ijvine, had a large congregation at •Brunswick Chapel, Swansea, yesterday. His address on Good News from God "■as drastic. The churches, ho said, Would have to be re-constructed as surely As Belgium has to be rebuilt. Is there, He asked, such a thing as a Christian •church? It was doubtful. They would have to think truthfully about God, about I naan, about Jesus Christ, about the Bible, about Sociology, and about Eschatology. Sin, he argued, was not the breaking of a bye-law; it was a more serious t.,iiiig-tlie scorn of lore. What, he had been asked, happened to those who, not being pro- fessedly Christians, were Killed in battle? He would tell them: they tell into the father's arms I The fight of lifo was Dr. Ballard's subject at Wesley Brotherhood, Mr. V.; Esmond, B.Sc., presiding. There's a great deal too much fighting outside, and a great deal too little fightin I inside," said the Doctor. The only way to Ret rid of external fighting was to do more internal fighting. When you and I learn to get the victory over ourselves, when e learn the potency, the preciousiioss, of. internal conquest, then, and not till then, Ç\"e shall get rid of pain, competition, and the curse of war. Evolution, Not Revolution. _Un JNeitzschean lines there was no hope. The only hope for this poor world of oufs j was in the mind and heart of the Man of Galilee, whatever became of the super- man of Germany. The way of truth, the; better way, did not lie along tho line of explosives-not in revolution, but in evo-1 lotion. But if so, each one of" them coul(1 help. It could he done by petting the vie- j tory in the greatest fight of all, the fight; frithin. Dr. Ballard is one of those who think to minister is good enough to stand in a Pulpit, and say what he likes, without ingestion or parley; and a feature of his ministration is the open conference which tlwayg follows sermcn or lecture. « The Christian is justified in taking up ^rnis," the Doctor replied to one question, I there was nothing else he could do to accomplish the good that needs to be done on Christian lines. It was now late, and the Doctor parted iJ vrith the intimation that he would do hie- best to answer any difficulty at the close [\f his lectures on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. lie was entirely at tJitiir ser- vice, and hoped they would make all the Use of him they could. The Doctor's lecture this (Monday) Pvep-ing, in Brunswick. is on a Our Heavenly Father and the Mystery of Pain." We are ;kE'd to say that each lecture begins at 7.15, and net at 8.0, as announced.
TEMPERANCE TALL WANTED. I Members -n d lady a.(iociateo attended the I' ftiirti annual meeting of the Swansea Sranek of the Is&uonal Commercial Tern peranoe League, hoid at tho Central Hote. m &tul'day evening. Mr. Gwilym Morgan. LP. (chairman), presided, a?d the. report ci lie hon. sMre'?iy (Mr. W. Llewelyn) io corded a. year of prosperity. Elections itsuited: President, Sir E. Siaf- j ford Howard, K.C.B.; additional viee-pm-i-- dents, Me,rs. 15. Fieii .ntl R. Watkms; I shairraan, Mr. J. Loval Owen, J.P.; vi-ce- shairmaii, Air. H. H. Bushcli; hon. treasurer, Mr. D. Morbus Samuel; hon. secretary, Mi. W. H. Herbert. The Council was re-olecbe-u. Mr. Gwilym Morgan, J.P., was eicctt.-u foiegatc to the National Council meeting it Leeds in March, and it wai decided to Fubaai- his name to the Coiin-c.1 PE, an add.- Uon to the list of national vice-pre«:dent^. The retiring Chairman e.id the brand) tad uphill work from the commencement. and while some of the difficulties had been ourmonntcd, there were others stiii to face, and the branch WK not strong enough to afford to lose a single member. Until they had a hall cf their own which lomraerci: men couNi visit, they would not be ali Uiev ought to and if he were a noli man he would provide sticfc a buiid;ii& at once. A motion standing in the of lady associates, .asking tho women of Swansea to support the appeal of Lady vihinusk, am prote +? i-7i -i' agiiitse, the reieaee of alien enemies to compete against tha British and their Allies, w is not proceeded with. Mr R. Watkiiw remarked that the pub]lG- houses were doing a great deal more ham:, and he thought they would have done more good by asking the magistrates to appeal to the Home Secretary on the posi tion recaruhis licenses in Swansea. THE SOCIAL SIDE. j Lifrlit SUPlier. eor.iai intercourse, and mnsi-c by MM. Gwen Lawaon, Mr. D. G. Squiref?. Mr. E. Jones, and a recita-ti-on by little Miss Gear, followed. On behalf of the members, the Chairman presented to Mr. Gwilym Morgan a. g-ohi albert pendant with the monogram of tht II N.C.T.L. as a sllight recognition at his services.
SPOONS FROM THE CARLTON? f At Swansea Police Court on Monday, I Margaret Reer, (40),. a charwoman at the Carlton Restaurant, was charged with I stealing, some time during the past six i weeks, 12 electro-plated spoons, value 12e. from the Carlton Restaurant, Oxford- street, tha property of Me&srs. R. E. Jones, Ltd. Mr. Henry Thompson, for the prosecu- tion, applied for a rem-and fop a week. 1 Detective Hayse gave evidence of ar- rest, and said that defendant told him, that she had found the spoons in the ash pit. The spoons had been recovered. Defendant was remanded for a week, hail being allowed in a personal surety of M
Special services were held at the Taber- nacle Chapel, Morriston, on Saturday evening and throughont Sunday. At e?ch meeting there were ?a?ge congrega- tions, when powerful sermons were de- livered by the Rev. D. J. Lewis, B.A., I tumble, and the Rev. Ben D&vie*. j Panteg. I
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A BIG BLAZE. THMG RESCUE Of OIL T AHK'S COTj IN rviftkCEAJL SINKING SHIP FIBEa Details cf the fine way in which the Liver- pool liner Fhiladelpiaa (of the American Line) rescued J3 in mid-ocean r to hand. The Piih idelphia was on her way to New York, wnen towuias darli a was so^hteu to port. W ireless Operator JOUCM J was instructed to establish ixyiununication, j and he trioil to do so. All calls., however, were unanswered. Pr^eatiy it. was noticed that Morse sig- unlling was being carried on from the vessel with flashee. Signal lamps were promptly brou^-iit to tlis bMdso by Captain Ii:ll:<, and I abortiy aicerwards the wireless operator 1 HM taking and sending messages by fnis method. matter?" he asked. Jerkily came the reply: "Fe are wrecked, We are sinking. Our bozts are useleSFa." The vessel in trouble was an oil tank steamer named (Theater. She belonged to the American Peiroleum Company, and through j m<: terrible weather was in a sinking CQn. ] ditioa. At the ?Tm c?s "as sighted by tlw liuor the weather was so bad that the work of rescue represented a serious problem, j Oil was poured on the water, which im- proved thir.es a little, but the waves still j i-i'i high- Car-tfiin Mills called for a voliin- te. crew, ana not an officer or man aboard | held back I Exhausted Rescuers. I Chief-cffieer (ÁIJdy a,nd six seamen went off in a lifefcos/t nrider exefein^ comiition^ Çnen the baoat returned two h-ouxs j Lór a fierce battle with the waves, it wao found that 22 men had been taken from the j Uheeier. Several moOn, however, fotill j remained eboftid, Although thoM in the little boat were exhausted, they offered to return fo the Chester. places were taken, however. by First-officer Lyons and seven others. rhese men were buffetet about -aamefcii- fully, once were given up for loet. Doggedly they stu-ck to their Wt-sk, however, J and a* lastL, when dawn was href king, they collie back with the captain, officers, ani i-. rc, of the tanker. With treat d:I2. cui y all were hauled aboard. The etory of Captain Segebarth, of the Ghestrr, wae that his veK-el had met very violent weather, during whioh the bridge 0.11 chart-room were &-wept, .)verbee,rd. Then the steering ;1:- 'M oatrried away. The V€6S«1 was sinking when the reecue was 'He-ted, and nefore leaving she was set ou The blnzo was tremendous, for on beerd were 1,^50.000 gallons cf oiL The men of the Philadelphia, who pex- formed such l-ema.rkable fea.ts, are deeery- itjg of the grsatest. i>raise for their bravery and regcurue..
-_u_ SW ANSA SH¡PPING SWANSIA SHIPPING Trade is Brisk, Says Local ShipbroKer. Shipbrok.er. i In an interview with a member of a; well known firm of shipbrokers at Swan- ea on Monday, a Leader represents-; tivo was informed that trade at the Swansea port was now quite normal. Whatever may have happened on Friday,! there wa< a great increase in trade during the remainder of the week end. To quote, an instance, this particular firm on Sun- day had a boat in, and it was fifth on ?-lie list before it had a chance of getting at the tip, four boats being in front. On arrival at the port a boat takes the first o that in this Onr- lip that is available, so that in this par- ticular instance there was considerable delay, owing to the congestion, before the boat could be cleared. Swansea is a great deal better off than the up-channel ports," added our informant, and we "are not ln(k by any means." With re- gard to shifting cargo from up-channe norts to Swansea, .it would be impossible, 'wing to the expense and the great delay ti-itn-,it that would be experienced. I suppose the German blockade is net having any effect on the port," remarked our interviewer. u Oh. no," was the reply. a Trade must go on, or all our ships would have to lay up. We may lose one or two, but we cannot help that."
7-" SGKATGHlS ON THE DOOR i Old Swansea Offender's Attempt at Shop-breaking. I At Swansea Police Court on Monday, Robert Thoma-s (52), a labourer, was •barged on remand with attempting to, break and enter a lock-up shop, No. 9, Quay-parade, Swansea, on February 11th, ■villi intent to commit a felony. Robert lluxtable. an assistant, eaid the shop belonged to Mr. Wallace Winter, an hairdresser. On Friday morning, Feb. 12th, he went to the shop and saw the door was chipped about, especially around the lock. Walter Eaeton, rigger, gave evidence of seeing Thomas on the Thursday evoning in the doon-ay of the shop in a crouching attitude. Witness later met a man named William Hancock, and both examined the door. They pointed out the defendant to a constable, who failed to catch him. Wilham Hancock was called. P.C. (72) Williams said he arrested the defendant in Brynymor-road. On oath, Supt. Roberts stated he knew tho defendant as a reputed thief, con- victed several times. He was convicted in November, 1898, at the Glamorgan Assizes for breaking and entering with intent to steal. lIe was then sentenced i to 18 calendar months. Supt. Roberta; also gave details of others convictions in 1886, 1894, 1897, and other dates. Hie l:lst conviction was in 19M. Thomas was sent to prison for throo months.
ROYAL NAVAL PROMOTION. [v __LL_1 .L.- .L'- u&sl ,weeivt5 uazene contains tne following paymabter J. 3. Gilchrist, E.D., li.N.E., to be Staff Paymaster." Mr. Gilchrist is the superintendent Board of Trade and Registrar R.N.R. at .Swansea. Since the outbreak of war he and his colleagues have worked very assiduously in connection with the Roval Naval tteserve. In addition to the mobilisation of the force, over 60(fmen have been enrolled and to tho various; ships' depots and mine sweepers.
The weekly meeting Of 100 M-umblea Brotliohhood waL. held on Snii-day at tho Victoria Wesleyvm Church, Jsiuiiilj-.e- The mealing w.ae well attended, and a splendid odd-rasa WM given by the president, Mr. C. W. Slator. Solos were .rendered by Movers. Kibiilewhite, Collier aad Talbot. Mr. Daniel's Orchestral 33-aiid was also in. ascendance, and th-u organist was Mx. E. V. Ha-drliffe. r. Hugh Edwards, M.P. for Mid-Gl I morgan, speaking' at .Blackpool, e-a id r The unoliicial view in tho smoke-room of the House of Commons is that the war will be over before the month of July is over. It won't lie brought about by raili- Laty forces, but 4Y economic
￼ THE fORTS OF THE DAROANELLES. I2
PROMOTED If] LIEUTEHAKT. liiio Sword Presented to Popular GUydach Officer. The friends of Gunner W. D. Hill, of i Vardre Il^ou&e, Ciydach, ass&mbled in large numbers at the New Inn, Lone, Clydach, on Saturday evening to cele- brate the occasion of his accepting a, commission as second lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery. Councillor Herbert Gibbon presided, and he was supported by Lieut. Hill, the guest of the evening, Lieut. Emlyn Hop. kin, R.F.A. (late of Godre'rgraig School), Dr. John Jones, Councillor Richard Thomas, and others. At the outset Mr. Richard Thomas ex- tended congra-tulations to Mr. Arthur I. Davies, who was present, upon his ap- pointment as headmaster of Oystermouth school. Mr. Davies, in responding, said it, had; fallen to his lot to make a presentation to Lieutenant Hill, on behalf of his friends, of a sword. He referred to the modesty, good qualities, and to the academical achievements of Lieutenant Jiili In this country and in Germany. Lieutenant. Hill was a man of British culture, and, not of German Kultur." (Applause). Dr. John Jones next presented Lieu-. tenant Hill with a silver cigarette case on behalf of his friends. Speeches and verses followed by Mr. Richard Thomas, Mr. Dd. Roderick, Mr. j J. L. Thomas, and Lieutenant Hopkin. Lieutenant Hill, who was received with musical honours, suitably returned thanks. An excellent miscellaneous programme was gone through during the evening.
POPULAR BAKERS' SECRETARY. Mr. W. fl. Bnrridge, Swansea, who w.vs recently presemted with a roll top desk as a mark of appreciation.
WESLEY WAR CONCERT. I The concert at Wesley on Saturd?.y last was i-, p-ti.,i a huge success. The singing throughout was of a high ordpr. Miss Idly Ford scored a great success, and wa,a com- pelled to respond to encores. Lillian Ed wards was also in excellent voice, and earned an encore each. time. P.O. Dd. Price, as usual, gave a good account of himself, end gave a most, polished rendering. Miss Nellie Gwtlliam gave two bright mandoline selections. The action songs and 6kipping of the Oxford-street School girls wis a feature of the evening, and was greatly enjoyed by everyone present. The Wesley Bieiherhood Male Voice Party rendered two chorusee in real maatial spirit, and well de. served the applause they received. T'La ao- coml>ani?ts, Mies Lillian Stratton, B-A.M. and Mr. Dd. Jonee, acnufeitjed themselves in their usual good style. Mr. iie-o. Gough (&; hoolmaeter of Butland- Btreet Schools) presided.
PONTARDULAIS BOYS AT THE I FRONT. A Porttardulais correspondent wntes anfnt the recent subs.t'o.nhal oontributioii of Comforts for the Troops by Pont&r- duIaAs hdies, working as a unit of the Red CruM Society, that in the dii3tribubün of these cfoofle, number o.f local lads now in the. trenches with the has b'n quite overlooked. Some of the kid'? feel it Tuost keenly that tho women of Exeter should be more thoughtful of their weltVre than their mothers, wives and ew^theart*; at the Bont." Aii, eto, fonoddigesau! Another parcel for these boys—They deserve Ü; tind—thoy WILL appreciate -it.
VICTORY OVER RUPTURE. I Famous Specialist's Wonderful New I Appliance. The Pallant Appliance acts on rHp- ture in a manner almost diaitietrically i opposite to the action of the old style i tmss holding the bowels up instead of ferciug them downwards. It will aseifitl Nature to mAke a cure more Miect?Iy I than any other appliance. Baxticulars and cons?ltaUcm. ?"<? d'tUT, 11.0 to 2.0, 1 and 41\ to !.o.ü" Rich, The Cbeiaist, 30, j High-street, Swaxistfa. Children's cosof .ca.reful13 tw*t WL
INCREASED GOKTRiSUTIOKS j Wester" M?efs' District ￼ CoMS!de?s A?ocaiton. i The Western Miners' Association met ill a special conference at. Swansea, on Saturday, Mir. Garadog Jonea (P^ntai-tkdGis) pres-uiuis. I'he chief suojec-ea under consideration weru the proposeel increase in the Federation con- tributione and ita allocation, and the new Labour educational movement. On the former que?.ion—the proposal being: to increase the contribution: to 2s. per month-tharo was a lengthy discussion, and it wis ultimately a-greed to ask the Central Oommitto to permit the lodges to retain M. per man per month, to allow the districts to retain 6d.. whilp, the remaining 116. 3d. Ehould go to the central funde ci the organisation On the latter question, it was decided that I membens of the Federation 00 urged to give all the support in their power to the educa- tional movement contemplated by the I I S.W.M.F. It was further decided that in tha opinion j of the district the n holitioI1 of the 6 per cent olai ao should be a, condition of the increased contributions, and also that, the contribution to the Prince of Wales Fund should be reduced from 6d. to 3d. per week per member
"A TRIP TO W CRIMEA" The Eov. J. L..1. Thomas, M.A.. F.H.G.R.. Vicar of Aberperg >vm, lectured ai the Publio Libra.i-y, Swajisea, on Saturday even- ing on "A Trip to the Chimea," illustrating aime by slides niacle from snap-shots taken by himself. Mr. H. A. Gha.pir.au, J.P., pre- Gid.z<1. In op oiling his lecture ilr. Thomas gave a short. sko;.oh of the Peninsula, say- ing up to 1783 iT, vas a Tai-laJ Province, when it was annesed by Ruseia, and thit it had been said that tho place names e-ho'.vtxl Celtic origin. It had also been said that the tirnt inhabitants of the Crime hi Peninsular were Celtic, though wnai degree of truth was in it the lecturer cvu-d not say. Referring to the Crimean War, the lecturer said it waa an untoward event, be- cause the Russian and the British had, up tc that time, been in alliance with each other for many hundreds ot years, and that ItX) years ago, Russia was called in P.irlia- | ment "a natural, ancient, and tradrtionaJ ai-Y of England," so that tho present alliance Wad no new thing. 6 tUr
_u_ SWAtStA HOSPIT At BOARD. i There was a largo attendance on Satur- day afternoon at a special meeting of works governors, held at Swansea Hos- pital to elect delegates oi* the Board of I Management. Mr. Thomas Williams presided, and the following were elec" delegates -Swan- sea, Messrs. Thomas Williams, Thomas Lawson, Henry Thomas; Mormton, John Williams (Samlet Celiie^y); Port Tal- bot, Mr. J. M. Turncock; Jjfaesteg, Mr. R. Phillips; Neath, Messrs. W. B. Williams (Britonferry); tflyn Neath, Mr. T. D. Thomas; L-uiais, Councillor D. J. I)avie, Pcritardawe, Mr. T. Jereritdah; Clydach, I Mr. J. Paddifion;, Ystaly-icra, Mr. T. W. j Morgan; Gorseinon, Mr. W. H. Davies; Pontardulaaa, Mr. T. Morgan; Amman, j Valley, Mr. D. Lewis; Brynarnman, Councillor Rees Alexander; Pantyliynnon, Mr Rowland E. Reynolds, Mr. Thomas Williams was re-electedj chairman, and the delegates appointed as their representatives ou the House Com- mittee Mr. Thomas Jeremiah and JAr. I T W. Morgan.
HENRY LÃBOUGHERfS DAUGHTER. I P&ria, Sunday.—The Venice Court of Ap- peals has ratilied the divorce pronounced in 'Hungary between the Marquis Carlo di Eudini, son of the former Italian Premier, and his wife, who was Miss Ikrra. Labou- cbere, daughter of the late 31r. Henry Labcuehere. The Congregation cf Sacra- menual Discipline had already annulled the rclieious marriage. I An euKa^eaient is now announced bLweeD tho inaichioness and Princa Gyalma Odes- caiehi. ihso Dora Labouchero was married to the Miirquio Carlo di Kudiui in November, 19Q3, in FIorcnee. where she had been one ol the stars oi society for two years, wh ju sue resided at her father's villa. She was educate at the celebrated con- vent of thE: Sa-r Coeur, Trinita du Monte. Some, and syeiks ma ny laiiguageo. Sin so he- marriage "h", b;3 been a very promi- nent Eoman hot-.te.?s. She is a fine horse- woman.
SWANSEA MODSL YACHT CLUB. I A race m eonnection wan 'T' Re ^wanstxt Model Yacht Club took place at Brynmill Park on Sa turday afternoon, it being ou? of the f?ncs arrna?ed for a Cup presented by :31c. John Ilodgens. Seven yAchtscbiii- pel: and the following were the throt!.—1, Hayden (J. Wheeian); 2 Sbanley (A. Thorogood); 3 Leu (L. Treharne).
At Pembroke Dock on Saturday. Gertrude I Cook, a married vomwr., living in ILrnst- -;tr"t, was sentenced to thr?e months' har labour for keeping a disorderly houstt For aiding: and abetting, Eliza-be-h Howells, Ktngr-street, received a similar HSnjbenoe^ and Ss-jja.li. ,A$fx €<y>Tsa South Parade, who war, also charged, did not apxMWur- A. wax- rant was issued for her ar-&Bt. It was et-aied tlmt Gertrude Cook's husband was I serving in tie army. l
i DEATH IN MHAL!eH | Young Swansea Recruit; Succumbs to Pneumonia, (From Cur Own Correspondent). I It is with very great regret that the an-' r)-ouac-.ement ha& to be made of the death 01 one or the Swansea Battalion members tit Rhy 1, Private Cecil John Hopkins, a young married man aged 21 years, of 5, Charles-street, Swansea, succumbing on Sunday morning, after a short, sharp ill- nesF, at his billet. The poor young fellow, The had only been in the Battalion aÍ)'nt! six weeks, was taken ill about three weeks ago. Later pneumonia set in, unfortia- nately with fatal results. Deceased leaves a v, ife, but no children. His mother and wire were in attendance on him at the last. Private Hopkins was a very popular young felloTr, and the whole of the mem- bers of the Battalion desire to extend to his relatives their eincerest sympathy with; them in their sad bereavement.
OBITUARY I SWANSEA COiiiiGtiLOB BTREAVEO. I The death occurred on Sunday morning of Mre. barah Gwynne, widow of the late Mr. William Gwyime, of Cwmbwrla. The deceased iady, who was 77 years of age, was well known and highly respected ill St. Thomas. She had been living with her daughter, Mrs. Williams, wife of Mr. illiaias, at Jersey-terrace, There is also another daughter, Mrs. Bonhain, wife oi Mr. David Bonham, an official of rhe Dockers' Union, a';(!. three [ soni, Mr. Thomas Gwynne, and 5lr. Eben Gwynne, of Britonferry, and lIr. Ivor Gwynne, who is well known in Swansea a:5 the chairman of tho Swansea Educa- tion Committee, and secretary of the Tin and Sheet Millmen's Association. The funeral will take place at Briton- ferry on Wednesday afternoon next, leaving 18, Jersey-terrace at 1.30 for the two o'clock train. Two Sons With Colours. I im death has occurred of Mr. William Goad, shooing smith and wheelwright, of Al, Fabian-street, St. Tiomas. Deceased had been ailing for some time with bronchial pneumonia, but had a sudden relapse about a week ago, and passed away on Saturday morning, at the a?e of G4. One of the deceased gentleman's sons is Mr. W. TI. Goad, of the Swansea ) police Force. Two others are sering I with the colours, one with the Swansea Battalion at Rhyl and the other with the 1st Welsh Howitzers. Former Pontardawe Manager. I Th deatn tc-olc place at Prospecr- place. High-street, Pontardawe, on SUH- day monLÍLg of Mr. David Gwilym, re- Erw. mill mana! Deceased was 72 y&ars of age, and had been seriously i-i?l for the last th.r? weeks. Ho had been attended by Dr. Dahnc and Dr. Elsworth (Swansea). He was of a quiet disposi- tion, and was heid in very high esteem I in the locality. He leaves five children, namely Mrs. J. R. Price, wife of the Rev. Price, Rhydyfro; Mre. Ben Lloyd; Mrs. Evan Jones, Gellynudd; and two eons, Mr. Morgan Gwilym and Mr. Rees Gwilym. The funeral will take place on Satur- day afternoon at 3.30 for Tabernacle, Trebanos. I
OXFORD C!N E M A ATTRACTION. The manacreniert of the Oxford Cinema j have secured exhibition this week, at considerable espenne, the cclebmtcd Samson film, by arrangement with tho Samson Film Company, London. The <;tory of this vron- derfu! pic?re. which cwt £ 49,OCT* to produce and attracted much attention in London. follows tha? of the Bible to a c(,rtai ex- tent, and it is nnfddGd in '? fascinating msnner in a series of wonderfol seenee. The manapement lia-yti eng4.ed Jffr Henry I D' oUbed, the well-known baritone, formerly witii the Carl Rosa Opera Company, to sing twioe nightly excerpts Irom the great "Sam- wn" oratorio.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, lecturing at. Tunbridgo Weils on Saturday en the ( great battles of the war, mentioned that! he was engaged in collecting material for I a history oi th<* war -which he proposed to w-r i to. ?U?. Be«1 V. T&I?n-hn (?[-?pre. Buck- loy'6 Bwery. Ltd?, LIajl?nyS. has'???tod a bciautSul roll of h,-?mmix ocuta?na?'?he ?mxtes d the members of the 6ff N?ho have joined the colours. The prodoeteott 11 is a fimo work of au-t.
THE INSURANCE ACT. Big Surplus on Welsh Year's Working. In the report of the Auditcr-Gaacral for the year ended March olet, 1;114, just i, it is sliown tha.t £24"250 was granted by Pajlia.7ient for the central adminiistration of the KationaJ Heaah InGurance Act n Wales and to meet contributions, benefits, eùe., luidei- the Act. This totaJ grant vs.is ba.s.eci on estim £ ,te&. The actual expenditure for the year amounted, however, to £ 148,108 lfe., so that the We!sa Coranii6sioners wil surreuder no lees a sum than £ 94,141 10s., which is the amount spent betow the esti- mate. The surplus surrendered in respect of the year 1512-15 was £3:),8:J. A remirkahlo feature is that o-ver cno- hall of the huge sum of is ;i/:counted for by the cos, of 6Lckue.« and maternity wae esti- mated, whilst the grants in aid and ad- liiinistrative expenees of approved societies and c-ocimitbees wera also £ 20,506 less rjn-n the ainount allowed by Parliament on the estimates. It is shown tha.t the temporary* building for the axxountant's and actuarial stail in Cathays Park, Oandiif, had ocù. £;1;,2:) 1: 4d. up to March 1..a.st, and that the origin. local estim&te Wi; £ 4,590. The tuilding is completed, and further expendit-ore upoc dt will appear in the accounts for too year ending Maaeh 31st Jl-<út. hoo beer. expended up to Kareh lust, in the adaptation cf uhe old Custom House, Cardiff, tor Insurance (Unemploy- ment.) and Labour Exchange piupoaes. BAJr^'IVjEIA GRANTS. Of the sum of £ 80,502 apportioned ay tile Treasury to be expended by the Wekii Commission in graJite in aid to ^a-naxori a, e'.c., £ 15,M had been advanced to the vTeish I'ational Meaorial Association under See- tion 64 lli of tile Insurance Act, 1911. in respect of expenditure incurred on sana- tûria. and other institutions, pending- the completion of a formal agreement embody- ing certain conditions imposed hy tbfr Trea- sury, and there an luiexpended ba^a-uoe remaining c'f £5.J,z,c: Tb i8 a-raount had not yet been issued from the Treasury.
WHEAT PRICES ADVANCED. Wheat showed advances a,S- follows at Saturday's markets, the price in some returning to 60s. aicer recent decline from tht Sffiire. Bedfoid, Is. 6d. jNewcastle-on-Tyne, Norwich, 6d. to Is. 1' la. to 2s. Northampton, Is. Nottingham. Taunton, Is. to 2a. I Is. to Is. 6d. Cri-a.ntha.m, Is. Bevolutions calling: ior Government inter- vention in the matter of wheat end coad prices, etc., were pressed at a conlerenoe of 400 Labour delegates at Glasgow on Satiir- day. Mr. R. SuuLie, president of the Miners' Federation of Great Britain, speaking authoritatively ior the miners, assured ulie oounti-y that they had no desire that by a. scarcity oi -output. of coal prices should be raised. They had yet to oe convinced that there was a real scarcity to justify the re- ccni, advances.
EEClAiVIATiOk Of CONVICTS. New York, Saturday.—Thoae who thong-ht that Henry Ford wac speaking of the im- poesible when he told the Inanstriaa Oom- miaeionOTs a few weeka ago "t he oouid maJie a man of every convict discharged from Sing-sing are- revising their opinions. It became known this week that f ord was not only taking ex-convicte in Detroit shops, but tluit he was sending theazi to business associates in the west, many of whom he inierec-ted in the plan oi reclamation. The complete records of oonvictb a'd fmnisned to Ford, who keeps an indax of thcim. Before piisoaers leave Sing-aiug they are pledged ne. er to betra,y the confidence of men who give them a. new Btait, ill life. The men then go to Dow homes under new names, but only to employers who know their history.
OPERATION ON "BIVIKE SARAH." Paris, Sunda? .-Tiie operation for the amputation of iladanie barah bc-.rt- hardt's leg, vrhich should have taken place to-day, has been postponed until to-morrow. It will be perfoi-meci by Dr. Fozri. Mine. Bernhardt is displaying wonderful courage. In a Mter which the bad written to M. -nauiice B-arres, iho Acadouiiciaxi, •stiles: 1 could have kept my leg by re- gaining stretched cut on a couch. The surc«x>n» demanded six montbw time, but I refused. Why? The idea of being away from my work eeized hold of m. I agree to be i mutilated, but I decline to be impotent, Work is my very lifo. I wish to get back to work, and thus recover my gaiety. hope still to empioy j t.he force- of art. which heaps -n** ing, ajid will continue to do so even to ibe grave."
-n_=-=- CFFiCE BOY TO DIRECTOR. I The death occurred this morning at Burton of Mr. W. P. Manners, chairman of Worthington and Co., Ltd., brewers. Deceased, who was about years of age, entered the firm as oflice boy. He was ultimately appointed manager, and shortly after the conversion cf the firm to a limited liability company, with s capital of over in 1889, he II became chairman and managing director. Mr. Manners was of a very benevolent i disposition.
SIXTY-NINE POINTS I WELSH SOLOiERS' RUNAWAY WW AT CHESTER. I I | OSWALD JENKINS KICKS 10 COALS (SPEGfAL TO THE "LEADER.") The Sugby team of ;:l1e lath I'Servioe} Batz. Koyiii JPusilieis. stationed at Llaun- duOno, made a good, bid for eeLebliahing a. recird on Saturday, when in an away matter at Chewier they beat Chester Trtuaiing Ocà- j ie&e by 6') P' to nil. The runaway victory w.s unexj-ected es lie Chester XV. had 4L j good recoid zr-d reoen'Jy defeated the 15th (London Wel&L} Ba.t-t. E.W.F. TheamTo waa up of 10 converted goaia, 1 dropped goal, aad 5 tries, 1àG M g?aJe beu? con- vened by Lieut. 03wald Jenkim3 (S-). Tho 15th full-bc«:-k, ireiiand, of Bcatcnlesry, only touched the bail oziee im the trat-hali, und pla.ve*! as an er'ra. thiee-Quairter in the secouj hall. The "d-ommy" left tie j Chester men bewildered end helpleea The twin was entirely oom.posed of Sooth W«vli<a.ns, and the local eoarere were:— Licnt. 0, J«ikinsv. 1 try anxl ciaivertei 10 j goals; Tomirjy Davies (KorristoE), 4 tries; i Charlie Jones fAberavcmt, 3 tries; S. 0. Jen- Idne (Mcrris'osij, 1 dropped "I 1 try; W- J. H-?pkh? (Yetalyfera and Keath? 2 tries: Ireland (BritonferiT). 1 try; Sebex Thomas j CBiitonferry). 1 try; Chris. ""ITiomafi (Ney- }and" try; Wtt-h !Xeyle,mi), 1 t y. Lieut. 0 Jenkins recently aooeWed a ocrm- mission in the liiii Batt, P..W,F., end other inen in the who 1;>y token oonw missions are Lieut. T. S. Perrow, (Burry- porti, and Lieut. D:A. lewis, who both serving (J8 e-econd-lieuf enante in the Swan- Bat talion. A detQ«iim-exfit of the brigade eiationed at Llandudno, including a platoon each from B Company, Uth E.W.F.. 15th; Batt. flx>noon Wlsh) R.W.F., a-nu the lbtii R !Jr., R WJ., starts on Monday for a recruiting march in Anglesey. There is a 1') -^ne. number of looal meal in the iith and detaohmenta. St. David's Day. olwav a great day with the Wefeh Fusiliers, is to be celetoraAed in style next Monday week, when, aiter (he ceremonial p-i-radee. thl wili 1w- a g--cT;H"(1t holiday. Amongst the distinguished visitors will be the Chance-IloT, whoee two sens ar» eerring on tho staff of the brigade. NOT A ElXOPuD. "Pendrogoin" writer:—Although the osywa piled on ie an unusnp.Ey large one. jfe ia far from beirg a record. On occa-stm, 1 for iniStAroe. defeated Pembroke County by 16 convex ted go&je and three tries. W. J. Bancroft e-U the- gocla. That afternoon Billy Doherty, of swim- ming fume, played for PtJinbroka Courty. Scores ot ruore COpis. have alto beeo pwt) on by Sv.- £ ii.oaa and Cardiff in otbel- | seasons.
— — I WED?ED AI GECMH. I Arnercan British Recruit's j Struggle to Enlist. I Khaki weddings arc in vocna just now. The villagers of Cocketi wit- nessed a pretty one Sunday at their hk t 121 church standing eentinel on the hi-1 overlooking the scattered parish. Special interest attached to the wedding by rea- son of the romantic way in which the partiee came to know pack other. Tho bridej ;oom, Sergt. A. W. J. T\?.ar, is a son of the proprietor of the Fleming II Astora Hotel, New York, and the brida was A'-rs. Mary Ann nullsniann, of Mynydd Kewydd Eouf.e. With his two brother?, ilr. Tear came over to Eng- ."A,> .u t- '1 /jrl land just after the outbrsak of war specially to join the Arrsy, anrl, after being eight times refused en (h" cjuostion of his naticnality, was at last accepted as a private in the 3rd Batt. King's Own Eoyal LanczFters. While stationed at East-bourne with "his regiment, ha chummed up with a brother of the young lady who proved to be his future bride. He was shown a photograph of her, and it was a case (ff love at first sight. Th-e bridal party drov^ to the church in taxis, decorated with the national colours of the Allies, and the marriage eerfaorr was performed in the presence j of numerous friends of tlj'" hy the Rev. J. J. Lewis (curate). The presents included, cheques from the bridegroom's I two brothere. Lieut. A. J. Tear, cf the Yorkkehirc Light lriantry, and Capt. H. L. Tear, of tlti: B.A.M. C. i I'ha happy cmiplo lft to-day for their j honeymoon, whK-h will be spent at Eastbourne and Hastings. Although born in Bermuda, a British eolony, tergt. Tear had considerable diific.uiiy iu getting accepted for tha in ge OT?t I Army, he told our representative, as ha -vvas r'-igarded as an American subject. At the ninth time of asking, however, he was successful.
Mr. Tom Skym, the popular mamger c the Llar.elly Liberal Club, will be given a hr.ndsome present nest Friday, ill reco-jrni- tion of his 21 years' pervices to that ict- stitution.
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RECRUITS AT RUSBY I Internationals in interesting; Game at Rhyl. I (By our own Correspondent). I he Cardiff Battalion had a game here on Saturday with the Rhondda men. Clem Lewis was with the Carditlian, and W. H. Evans in the Rhondda side, who; won by two tries to nil. Both the inter- • nationals were in capital 'form. A number of our men have new been incc?a.t?d t?c scoor.d time, but futao l moverusilts of die Battahou are Un.klW'vn ¡ of tile Ba-?talioit are uaknc.-ivnl as VC-t. as yc-t. |