POLLING DAY. Trip Rotund the Constituency- Aid. David Mattheivs, J.P. (CoalitionJ. Coun. David Williams, J.i'. (-LaLoaiv. L,Iectorate-26,641 (Absent Voters, 3,970). Declaration: J uly 23rd. All goes well for the oiheiai Libend Coalition candidate. A tour of trie con- stituency ciuring the morning showed that although polling was very siov, tiio trend was aecideaiy Aiatthev»rte. Those who, by long experience, have learned the dlfhcult art of gauging x-ii- feeling 01 tile constituency state tiuiv the best indication is at ali times ¡¡b.. voice of the child. If that be the ease, tehn, judging from the exuberation <&-< the younger generation, the successful | return of Alci. Matthews is a foregone conclusion. The progress of the Uoaii- j tion candidate as he made a wlliuWUlC. tour of the constituency on morning was a triumphant one. where he was cheered and hsiied acclamation, and at ?iornston es;>e- | ciaUy-amoug his own peopie—therf was a wonderful display 01 enthusiasm. The constituency is ? very scatterec j one, and although well served, with care the various Coalition committees founa that the vehicles were not numerous j enough, i'erhaps there are readers wfco have care they would like to otter, and; the central committee rooms at the; I Grand Hotel would be very glad of such offer. .ferhaps the feature of the display of bannered and chalked exhortations »vus that at rentrepoeth i-oiiing nootn, Mor- I riston, where the name Matthews" .1 was cnalked in circuiar fashion on the vast open road leading to the booths, whilst the voters were asked to vote for Matthews the .W orkmen's TiiUkr d Frien. Up to twelve o'clock about one-hftn of the electorate h?d poUed, but it wasil expected on both sides that the poll would be a heavy one. o j A last word. Supporters or Ald. Mat- thews are warned against over-confi- dence. Every voter must go to the poll. If that is donet the result will be another j splendid victory for Constitutional Gov- j ￼ ernment j
I DASHED iNfO WALL. 1 I Boy Cyclist's Accident at Langiand. 1 Stanley Mills (U), of 22, CUftoa. Hlli, I, Sn-ansea, an errand boy in the employ of the Swansea Electric Works, lost control or his cycle while riding (Lown Langlan. Hml on Wednesday, and dashed into 's. wavl, being rendered unconscious. 1 Dr. Majks was called, who attended to hiiu, but he was still .un^onsnous^whe»M r' i by M )ital. '1 A Ðá etamiiVBtion there it wae found that ¡ Tie had' received a fractured femur and other injuries.
CRESS'S ^APPEAL j 1, ifeyore&t of Swansea, will pie t ^&.Cz. ;A. trsj to he]<l>« the CVru 1 Jfr-er .k.C,.A. •' a,t 3.? ?.?-, .!?? connion with the forthcoming Jub??j Flag Day for Dr. Barnardo's Homes, to be held on Peace Day, July 19th. Ladies who have previously assisted this cause, and others, whose help is specially needed, are cordially invited to attend. A total of 10,700 old BarnaKlo Boys helped to win the victory, which is to be celebrated on Psace Day, and this year marks the celebration of the Jubilee of Dr. Barnardo's Homes—the greatest child- life saving agency in the world. The call to service on thr.s occa.sion is especially 3Jppe¡al ing..
STOLEN BEER. (I I Joseph Owen (27), described as a I shunter, was charged on remand at j Swansea on Thursday, with stealing and I receiving 4six bottles of Indian pale ale, value 6s., from a truck in the Powleeland and Mason Engine Shed, Prince of Wales Dock, Swansea, the property of the I lzl,,eii.d,la and Swansea Bay Railway Com- pany. Mr. Beliingham (Mos&rs. Stride < 'a?d DeUingham) prosecuted. I ifvidenoe was given to the effect that defendant entered the truck, forced open o?o of the boxes, and took out cix bottles of ale. Defendant placed the bottles in his pockets, and then went to the engine. i He was then arrested by a member of. the railway detective force. Mr. Hy. Thompson, for defendant, asked the Bench to give defendant i another chance. This was the first time tha man had done anything of this ki,d.1. Dofendant was hound over for twelve I montlis in the sum of 910.
THE R.34. -do- On the Way Home At 6.40 this morning the Air Ministry made the following announcement:— R 34 left Roosevelt Field, Island at 11.57 p.m. Wednesday York time), for East Fortune, Scotland. FLIGHT OVER NEW YORK, NEW YORK, Thursday. After cruising over New York at 1.) a.m., flying seawards, a wireless receiver ac 1.55 a.m. reported All's Well." Before leaving the officers express- d their belief that the return trip would i^-s made in 70 hours with favourable condi- tions.—Exchange. STOWAWAY LEFT BEHIND, Sergeants Turner and Anderson replaced Wireless Operator Edwards and Ballau- tyne (the stowaway) in the crew.
AUSTRIAN TREATY. I Handing Over Ceremony To-morrow. PARIS. Thursday. The Council of Five have decided that "? all a4 d German-Austria and Hungary shall ad- join, and that there shall be no direct territorial communication between Czechc Slavia and Jugo Slavia. i To-day the whole of the Austrian- ¡ Treaty including the clauses which have been previously held up, will be handed to the Council of Five. It will be handed to Dr. Renner to-morrow.—Exchange.
WAR TO PEACE. I WAR TO PEACE. I Italian Premier on His Ii Country's Triumph. ROME, Wednesday I (Received Thursday). Speaking in the Chamber to-day, Signor Xitti, the Prime Minister, said I the chief object ot the Government s programme was to bring the peace nego- tiations to a successful conclusion with a sincere faith in the claims based cn I their nationaJ aspirations. Other objects in view were a speed\ passage from a state of war to a ..tatt of peace, the betterment of living con- ditions and preparation of the necessary I economic measures. He pointed ouVy that, on the basis of population, HL had sent the greatest number Of h."h diers to the front line and bad won U4* war almost alone against an enemy superior in numbers.
MANSELTON DEACON/ I Impressive Burial of Late I Mr. T. Hughes. One of the largest and most impressive f. funerals ever held in Cwmbwrla tools place on Wednesday afternoon, that, namely, of Mr. Thomas Hughes, 99, Man- sclton-road, a deacon for 34 years at Libanus Baptist Church. The principal mourners were: Miss Alice Hughes and Mr. R. T. Hughes (daughter and son), Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hughes (son and daughter-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. H. A. James (son-in-law and daughter), Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Jones (son- in-law and daughter), Mr. and Mrs. Dd t J ere-ai (brother and sister-in-law), Mr.. and MrsJ Dd. Morgan (sister and brother- in-law), Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Morgan) (brother and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. ) James Morgan (brother and sister-in- > law), Mr. and )-1rs. John Bees (brother in-law and tistef). I A short service was conducted at the house by the Rev. Hermas Evans, and i the choir, led by Mr. Abram Perries, sang ")fa.("n hyfryd meddwi arabell dro." At the sprvice i-n the church the fol- lowing ministers were present: Revs. Ed. Farry (Abordulais, president West Gla- morgan Association), Thomas )iorganl (Shwen. vicepresid3nt), E. Edmunds, Dd. Price, R. S. Bogers, W. P. Williams, L. Harry, and Peter Janes, Aid. David Griffiths, J.P., Ald. Ivor Ii, Gwvnne, J.P.. Messrs. W. Baker (Cwmbwria Works) John Hopkin John and Coun- cillor John*Lewis, together with quite a iarye represf-ntaiabn of works and trades unions I A LOVEABLE PERSONALITY. j ? I Miss Annie Jenkins played O JUest, lL the Lord, and the congregation sang j Guide mè, oh thou great Jehovah." ) Nature, said the pastor, had blessde Mr. Hughes with a loveable personality. A great man had fallen. M, r. Arthur Richards (secretary), on f behalf of the deacons, spoke of Mr. j Hughes' strong leadership and oommand. ing influence. j The R?v. L. Harry (Mount Calvary) referred to him as a per&onal friend, and Aid. Dd. Griftiths spoke of his association with him for 50 years at the Cvmfehr- Works and in that church Mr. Ivor Gwynue said one of the great- est assets to-day in the industrial woyi.! was characters of Mr. Hughes' type. The ¡ Revs. E, Edmunds and Peter Jones also took part. The choir again sang on the way tc Caersalem ranovarrl, where the Rev. Ed Parry paid a beautiful tribute to the de- 1 parted. Messages had bee nreceived from the j Revs. B. Grey Griffiths (Cardiff), E Watkins (Loughor), and E. J. Edwards (Cwmbwrla). Floral tributes, including ■ wreaths from church, Sunday school, and Cwmbwrla Works staff. Arrangements were in the hands of Mr. Evan Davie. and tha church s('retary, Mr. Arthur ￼ Richards jj
f I TO-DAY'S RACING. 4 3.n-Chano 1 2, (;o4rt Bldddi-n 3. Six ran. 3.15—Varia 1. Slurbowe J. Xursery Rhymes S. Siz ran. Betting: 7 to I Challow, Betting: 9 to i Xady Peg. l!<*tting: to 1 Bridge of Mun.€. 3.i5-Crle 1, I'r(>(luut;(.r J'. Avcz- za,u.o 3. m ran. the Quesstion I, Bavan-y 2, Parisian diamond.3.—12 ran. Betting: 7 to i Varia. I i p I i
SWANSEA LARCENY CHARGE At Swan sea cn Thursday three young men, Richard Hy. Jehkins (23), fireman. Henry Herman Shiel (26). labonror, and John Basham (24), labourer. were remanded for a week on charges of steal- ing a gentleman's bicycle, value £15, a gentleman's overcoat, value S3 16s., and a tin box containing clothes,, books, etc. Thera was no objection to bail.
The Circulation of tht i Cambria Daily II' Leader" is Larger than the combined sale of all the Evening Journals sold in Swansea.
RATIFIED. The Peace Treaty. GERMAN DEBATE. VERSAILLES, Wednesday (Received Thursday). The German DelegatIOn here has re- ceived advice of the ratification of the L'eave Treaty by the National Assembly at Weimar. NOISY DEBATE. W ELUAii, Vi ednesday (Received Thursday.) The first reading of the Peace Treaty Ratification Bill being ended, there was a pause of three-quarters of an hour to allow the parties to consider the motion of the German National People's Party. The debate on the second reading lasted only an hour, but it was ex- tremely animated. The German Nationals were accused of pursuing party aitrtS in submitting their resolu- tion. Herr Sohiffer, ex-Minister of Finance, expressed lively regret that the motion, had been introduced. In his opinion it was only calculated to produce fresh confusion. All Democrats must vote against it. It was so clear that the ex- tradition procedure demanded in the Treaty was an infraction of Interna- tionaf lavv that no fresh pronouncement by experts was necessary, neither did it correspond with Germany's dignity to revive the question to which the Entente had already once replied with a refusal. Herr Groeber, speaking on behalf of the Centre Party, associated himself with almost all that Herr SchiKer had said, and accused the German Nationals, amid the loud applause of almost the whole House, of wanting to cook their ttiin party soup with the fire of this motion." Herr Schulz (Bromberg), who pro- tested against this remark, could scarcely make- himself heard amidst the noisy anger of the House. The Minister tor Eoreign Affairs, Heir Mueller, regretted that even this his- toric hour should be filled with party strife. The time for reservations," he said, is now past. There can only be one decision, yes or no, and even this decision has really already been taken by the signing of the Treaty. The Hight I Party's motion will only be interpreted as a fresh piem- of insincerity on the part of Germany by the Entente. LAST APPEAL TO ENTENTE. Co The German Nationals," continued Herr Mueller, desire to make a last appeal to the Entente's sense of justice, but. such an appeal, and particularly one coming from the German Nationals, will have absolutely no success with our enemies." Herr Loebe Denivent said: Tne Right. Party has no right to appeal tqj justice. They would hai e :ierve<? Fatherland best if they had kept
REBUKED BY JUDGE Man Who Took Law Into Own Hands. Rather lurid incidents that have ac- companied the housing problem in Swan- sea were detailed in the hearing at the Gounty Court on Wednesday evening, of aT claim for £ 50 damages. Mrs. Maud Pitchiord claimed from Mrs. Harriett Jones and her son, Mr. James Jones, in respect of attempts made to get her out of two unfurnished rooms in King Edward-road. Mr. -\oyes represented the plaintiff, and Mr. W. Samuel (instructed by Mr. C. H. Newcombe) was for respondent. Mr. Noves said that when Mrs. Pitch- ford's soldier son returned home, she asked that rent might be reduced by 6d. This was refused, and a little later she was told that the rent would be increased by Is. 6d. This she refused to pay. A man was employed to block up one part of tb.e house, and a window was takela oat. Mr. Samuels handed in a bailiff's re- port which stated that doors were con- stantly closed, and that attempts had been made early and late to serve sum- monses on plaintiff. FURNITURE IN GARDEN. 1 Plaintiff said the windows bad been barricaded, and the furniture put out in the garden. The following Thursday someone cam? and took all the doors and windows out. They blocked up the chim- ney, cut off the water and the sanitary arrangements. After that they applied for an ejectment order. Answering Mr. Samuels, she denied she I had called Mrs. Harriett Jones,.who 85 years old, a witeh, but on th- j tion of the judge that it was a ra^ j- ing the same, hut beginning different i-- shfe agreed. (I.aught(-.r.) ,'Pi < Dr. Horatio Rawlings was ca ffe cl, to he had attended' Mrs. Pitch ford, who suffered from the exposure which caused inJiuenza conditions, inlfammation of The left breast, and general lowering of vitality. ..Ilis Honour said that for the purpose of getting possession of houses the law had provided definite means, and that those means had been fixed in an Act of Parliament. In this 2ase Mr. Jones de- liberately took the law into his own hands. He ordered him to pay £20. Against that there was an order for the payment of t6 6s. 6d. rent. I won't have men like Jones taking the law into their own hands," said the Judge.
YSTALYFERA COUNTY SCHOOL ] At theentraJlce examination in cannee- I tion .with Ystalyfera County SohooJ, the following were successful .-—John Christo- pher Davies (Clydach), Maittherw Morgan (Ponta-rdaw^), Annie Morfydd Evans (RhoS), Rcsina Ellen Crowther (Llanguacke), Nan;y Isabel James 'Clydec-h), Haydn Morgan (Trebanos), Wiljjam' Arnold (Clydach), Cyril Lloyd (Cly dach), Norman F..>ixon fPouta.rd.awe>, Margaret j. Sims (Panteg), 0#rldwen Jones (P on tar d awe;, Clifford Stephens (Clydach). Bached A. Smith Tre- banos). William Hughes (Alltwen), Henry Robert Williams (Clvclacb). John Rowe 'jid- rlicott. (Clyrfa-ch). Mary E. Dairies (Pcnfar- dawe), Rhona Hopkiri (Wern), Phyllis frdd Ben (Wern).R.byr. G Edwards (Pante,? ■. RcIevtuI Tottle 'Pontardswe), Roland Davies S:1eitcn (Clydach), Daniel William ,iv.jr Hftrriee < Pan teg). I
I INDEPENDENTS. Important Matters Discussed. WELSH CHURCH ACT. The Welsh Congregational Union r-c- turned their annual meetings at Ponty- pridd on Wednesday. Reference was made to- the effort to persuade the Government to grant tha Anglican Church in Wales a turn equal to the endowments and tithes that tils Disestablishment Act would take a way. The following resolution was passed:— "That this conference, while prepared on the one hand to meet in a broaa and fair spirit, and after a careful am; thorough investigation, any loss whien the Church may have suffered owing to the delay entailed by the war in bringing the Disestablishment Act into lorce in Wales, emphatically prote6ts on the other hand against the efrorte now made by Anglican M.P.'s and their friends to persuade or compel the Government to grant to the Church from the imperial Treasury a sum equal to all the endow. ments and tithes which the Act take# away and devotes to the beneht of the nation, and considers it a bold and unj ust attempt to re-endow from public sources a denomination which has by the Act just been placed on the same level oi equality as other non-established deno- minations, and calls upon the Prime Minister and the Welsh members to see that the Act should not be thus invali- dated by so grossly unfair and unworthy a device." I CHURCHES AND SOLDIERS. A resolution was passed recording the Union's sincere admiration of the hero- ism and sacrifice shown by the soldiers and sailors of- the Principality during the war, expressed deep sympathy with the disabled and with the relatives of thoslj killed, and also called upon the Govern- ment to grant adequate pensions and allowances to the disabled and their de- pendents. Resolutions expressing thanks for the establishment of the League of Nations, and rejoicing at the part taken by Mr. Lloyd George, noting with satisfaction the beneficial results of drink restriction* during the war and protesting against their relaxation; and viewing industrial unrest with anxiety, in which allusion was made to the wage, housing, and hours of labour problems, were passed. The important scheme for Sunday School improvement was approved. I MINISTERS' STIPENDS. Minister stipends were considered, and a resolution passed recommending that salaries should be doubled on the 1913 basis. Mr. Towyn Jones, M.P., was installed as chairman for the ensuing year. The new Education Act was discussed at some length-
I STORAGE V,-4,K$. j 'I More Lartd tor AngSo» r Persian Co. At the monthly meeting of the Execu- tive CommitOOe of the Swansea Harbour Trust on Thursday, Mr. Roger Beck pre- siding, i'h was resolved to recommend that a furtheraraa of land at the south, east end of the Bast Dock extension should be granted to the National Re- fineries Oil Co. for the purpose of storage tanks. It was stated that four tanks would be erected of an estimated capacity of 8,000 tons each, and that the Company hoped to oommenoe the discharge an:! im- portation of oil into the port within a period of six months. WAGES OF CLERICAL STAFF. I An application of the clerical 5 for an increase of salaries in accordance with the scheme submitted by Mr. John Powlesland, and approved by Mr. P. W. Phillips, the general manager, was agreed to.—The increases will come mto force as from July 1st.
THE PRINCE. I The Exchange is informed that the I Prince of Wales had a good night, and I continues to improve.
TRADE OF THE PORT. I Decrease in Imports and Exports. The trade of the port for the past month shows a decrease in imports and [exports. For June the total imports was 30,369 tons, as compared with 33,632 tons ;n the corresponding period of last year; while the exports amounted to 264,810 tons, as compared with 355,312 tons in June last year., There was a great in- crease in the export of tinplates and gal- vanised she-ts of upwards of 15,000 tons. Th? total imports and exports amou n 'ed to 815,179 tons, as o^mpare^ with 388,944 315,179 f*nG, as oo-'4nparsa ;,eith 388,944,1
'I. i=- SWANSEA'S OWN. I ,-? OWN, i ?, I 4- 1 i I, 1 1 71)?, I P-, .'1 ?'2?' WwtM Pr!zes%r ?at?d?? S ports. -To-day is the anniversary of Mametz Wood. The Swansea! Battalion re- union sports and smoking concert has been fixed on the nearest Saturday to it, viz., the day after to-morrow. The show of prizes in Messrs. Ben. Evans' wicdow (to-morrow and Satur- j day morning) is the finest ever seen in Swansea, the total value being over E250. The prizes will be distributed on Sat- urday evening by Colonel J. H. Hayes, D.S.O., at the smoking concert at the Drill Hall at 7 ;p.m.
WHERE IT IS DARK. I We have been in the dark since the. days of Adam," said Mr. Roeser Jenkins at a, mteting of the Neath RuraJ Distist Council on Wednesday. He was referring to the lighting cof the pa,rieh of Blatr. gwrach. "It has come to this," he adaei, "we have got to have light. Mr. Evan Morgan said Owmgwraob ■wab in the same position. One portion of the village was illuminate* and the other 1-itri, in the dark. Still. they all ha<l to pay for it. The Chairman (Y-r. W. B. Trick) expliiV-d that. one portion of U&Dlven was lit by Messrs. CCTY Brcs., and the portion by Aberpetgwm. There waft a i scheme to light the whole of the t'aiishes, and they would have to see into it. Mr. Evan Morpan It seems &6 if t'e to re gOIng to be in the dark next winter. It was eventually decided to hold a iii!t, ing of the Lighting OomtniUee vmrnedv-cc-iy after the Council roae.
I THE RAiLWAYMEN. t S-ettleni,ent of DisputQ Over I Meal Time, LONDON, Thursday. It was officially announced at Unity House this morning that the dispute on I the Caledonian Railway has been satis- factorily settled. A communication was roceired on I Monday from the Company 'stating that the master in Question had been put right, and that ihe platelayers would receive I rotrospective payments for the overtime that they have worked in excess of tho I eigh'i-hour day, and that an eight-hour day would be instituted, and that the men would be allowed an hour for meal-time I 'n the summer and a shorter time in th" I •winter.—Escj-hang*. ¡
SWANSEA WEDDING. ) A wedding was solemnised at Canaan Chapel, St. Thomas, on Thursday morn- ing, the contracting parties being Miss Sarah James, the weli-known oom- I panist, and Mr. E. J. Jenkins, baritone 11 vocalist. The Rv. Llynfi Davies, M.A., officiated. The chapel was well filled. I The bride -was given away by her uncle, Mr. E. J. Jones, while Mr. W. Poole acted a3 best man. The brides- maids were Miss Vera Dugincre (cousin of the bride), and Miss Muriel John (niece of the bridegroom). The wed- ding breakfast was held at the bride's aunt's, after which the happy couple left for Tenby, where the honeymoon is being spent. The \Iedmg March' was played t>y 5ir. J, Waters. J:,
CLYDACH NURSE. I There passed away at her residence. RookSeld House,, Clydach, after a brief ill- ness, Mrs. 4nn Davies,- retired certified nuree. She Was out and about the neigh; bourhocd laet Friday weel:, but on Wednes- day a^tenjoon the end unexpectedly came. Mrs. Davies was well known, and held in warm regard by all who know her. She was the mcth-sr of M.r. Llewelyn J. Davies ("Leader" representative). In 1914, she retire-d from active work as dL nurse, when, on December 10th of that year, she was honoured by the people of I Olydeoh with a presentation of an ilium in- a.tod address and a puree of gold in rte-oijr- nit/ion off 35 years' services as a nuree. iihe I' leaves four sons—Mr. David Davies (G-lyn- j eithrym Farm), Mr. Thomas Davies (Melm- crythan), Mr. JiV.aes Davies (Clydach). and Mr. LIsw. 0. Da.viiw (Clydach). Mrs. Davies t was one of the oldest members cf Calfaria B-arpti.it Church. Clydach. I The funeraj will take place on Saturday ) at 4.30 for Bettaui., Cliurchy. J j
j STRIKE* WEAPON. | 1 1 j- Significant Threat at j Carmarthen. At the Carmarthen Town Council on Weú- nt'twiay Mr-. Hee5 LJeweilyn, district secre- i tary of the Municipal Employes' Society, attended wltii regai-d to the demand oi tie Co"i-jratioii workmen for an increase m wages from L2 36. 8J. per week to £ 2 13s. 9a. ,1; 3-d. per hour) for unskilled men, :Ulo.1 for Is. 6d. per hour for skilled men. whioi I demand the Council recently refused to grant. Mr. Llewellyn stated that the l rea&on given for declining to put into operation in Carmarthen the Stoker award I under which the Corporation employes v e, .;i entitled to wha.t they were asking, was tliai thd town waii mainly agricultural, anu that it had not the saame rrteabl-o and value to draw upon 8J8 the rie-her local autJiorities in the Industrie parte of South Wales. The Council had oeen guided by the wages paid to Corpora- tion workmen in Aberystwyiui, Llandovery, I Cardigan, and other agricultural towns in West Wales, and Mr. Llewelyn stated that in facte cf the wages paid in those frowns he was almost ashamed to acknowledge that he was a Welshman. Thbse wages were toe lowest by 50 per oent. in the whole of the United Kingdom. There was no difference between those districts ajid other agricultural dc^triots fUJ over the country that had granted the Stoker award. The matter wa-s serious. His union had de- cided that this state of things in West Wales could not be allowed to go on much longer, and that if it failed with the Coun- c) it would oomrna-nd the Government to take steps to uplift these municipal work. men from the position they were in. If we cannot find a-n avenue whereby it will be poeeible to settle this question | amicably," said Mr. Llewellyn, "then we shall take up ouch an attitude in South Wales that we shall hold up the public service until the Government oomes to our Assistance." The Mayor (Ald. W. Evans) said Carmar- then (rates were about 13s. in the 1, and Vhie demand would mean a further Bd. in the E. Mr. Llewellyn said in the Rhondda the ratee were 148. M.. and they were able ,i. pay the award. THE COLLIERS' PAY. Mr. J. Grossman: You know very well that iu the Ehondda there are workers receiv- ing ZiD to R,12 per Week. 1str. Llewellyn said there was no truth in the statement. The a,vei-age miner received £4 Igs. per week including the Sankey a,vard. Mr. Croesman feaid a colliery paymaster told him re<enMy that colliers earned LlD to E12 per week. Mr. Llewellyn said the man must be drawing on hi« imagination. Mr. W. J. Martin: We have nothing to do with the colliers. I know of people ir Carmarthen who go, £ 20 per week for doinsr nothing. tiesjideys. :f}1 tW.^oun<i" tot eoaeider the matter.
COLLAPSED IN COURT.' Sarah Lynn, a married woman, was iined 20s., qr 14 days, at Swansea on Thursday, for using abusive language towards Gertrude Colvhi in Carmarthen- road. Defendant collapsed in Court.
RENT QUERIES. G-w^edir.—The increase on the rate- able value given is 7d. per week, as from iiay 5th, and pre-war r?nt. Thev have no power to increase rent on account of new tenancy. It is .presumed this house is in the county borough of Swansea- A Reader."—The landlord cannot in- crease your rent by 9d. as the pre-war rent was -is. Although you are now pay- ing 4s. W., you are paying more than the increase; Advice."—The increase on your house is Is. IGd. per month, therefore your faonthly rental would be 18s. 6d.
NEW SWANSEA SHIP. I An interesting oeremony wiE be per. fcrmod by Mrs. Harries, wife of Major liarrie.?,, a,t Newcastle, on Tuesday next, when slue will christen the new steamer buiLt for the firm of Messrs. Cieeves Western Valley's Company, Swaneea. The ixamer will be launched from the rh lp- building yard of Messrs. Armstrong, Whitworth and Co., She is of 5,050 tons deadweight, and has been constructed for the Arm's coal trade, and :1L be named "The Western Valleys." Major, :1-1.rs. and Miss Harr'es leave S "intea to-day for the north.
11 N'EATH CELEBRATIONS I Neath will celebrate peace in a manner I v..jithy of the ancient borough. The town I will be gaily decorated, and prabably ail Piae ;s 01 business will be closed' at any I ''?e <hu-mg a part of the d?y..In the ,}''ly .?tprnoon the Mayor( Councillor .,).n iiees, J.P.) and the Corporation wI UI entertain at luilcheoi the <3K.soha?gcd and demobilised sailors and soldiers, the 1 wounded and convalescent at the "")1' hos- pital, and pensioners at Caederwen. Com- prehensive sports (a fine programme ÍP I being arranged) will follow. Classes will be provided for all, includ- ing the schoolchildren, who will be given ail excellent tea on the following Thurs- day.
The members of St. Phiup?s WOID-eU'S II M?tijig, to the num??. r of 116, had their annual picnic on Tuesday at Carmarthen. The party was in charge of Mrs. \V. II.! Davies, Miss ?. Thompson and Mr. A 1 L ■
IN AFGHAN. Military Situation. There is in Afghan minor activity on the Afghanistan frontier, but on fn whole the Afghans appear to be hold- ing their views of the armistice teruis with a considerable amount of exacti- tude. A further letter has been re- ceived from the Amir,-c in which he again protests his desire for peace, an 1 points out that he is doing all in his power to act in accordance with our re- quest. Afghan peace delegates are stated ti- be at Jalalabad ready to leave for Rawalpindi.—Exchange.
EIGHT O'CLOCK YESTERDAY, BERLI Thursday | According to the Vorwaertz," Ke, Ebert ratified the Peace Treaty at eigln o'clock yesterday evening, and the docu- ment was immediately sent to Versadlo;: by carrier.-Pxctl-LanLt%
TO-DAY'S RACING BIBURY CLUB. 1 AX—TT&BUSY SELLLN-y PLATE of tJ ôOViS.' Five I'ur?nge. Mr A. Bowen's PÅRAFFIN LASS. 8-11 V Smyth 1 Mr W SaviU's ANTHONY 9-fl.i>onoghue 2 m- Nililliamb, HO HO, 8-H Fox 5 Also ran: Nun's Garden iBozzanti Red Plver (Shatwell). Content iHulme), Fly (Car* lake). Off 1.47. Trainer: Hunt. Betting: 6 to 4 Acthonv. 5 to 2 Oh 011. 7 to 2 Paraffine Lass, 6 t.) 1 Fly. 100 to 7 others. 2i X—WAXiLOP SELLING PLATE at 102 ?.±? &ov6. One mile. Ra/ce deoared Void. A —CHAMPAGNE STAKl:8 ctf 1,000 0 feovs. Five furlongs Lord aOma.rTon's LADY PEG. 8-3 Hitime 1 Mr WMte's SPl.4LgPIN 8-9-Donogbue 2 Mr Chalet's FELICE 0 9-4 .J. GhiWe 3 3ir Caza'iet'r. Old Chris iCarolake), ChaMi?'e Smile (V. Smyth), Bairam c (BrencanU Cutty Sark- (R, Oooper). Eoeelet CWTialley). Off 2.47. Trainer: Dawson. PONTEFRACT. I.4a—ALEXANDRA HANDICAP of 150 sovi. Five furlongs. M- Mots, BIRD'S NEST. a 9-.0. Saxby 1 Mr Davidson's IRISH LACE. 3 8.1 Wheatley 2 „Mr r Ta.rra.nt's NOUTEL-MEGL, 8-13.Ruia i Also ran: Rose Day CTenjpieman) D.N.P. (Wing), Trovatore (Cri^iV. Soutana (Jones). Tension (Thwaites). Lora Bedale (Ring. stea.d). Bettine: 9 to 4 D N.P.. 9 to 2 Rose Day ani Noutbutweel, 11 to 2 Bird's Nest 7 to 1 IrÏf>i1 Lace. 100 to 8 others. Five lengths; neck 2.15-INNKEEPERS' SELLING HANDICAP of 150 sovs. Mils and a furlo-g, M> Wren's FEWSTON 4 7-10 Wheatlev Mr Benwick's SKOOKUM JOE. a 7-10 Thwaitc«» 2 Mr Back's JALDI JAO, 3 5 Off 2.18. Trainer: Beaumont. Betting: 9 to 2 on eFwston. 5 to 1 Skoolwin Joe. Short head: bad third 2.45—GEEAT WEST RIDING HANDICAP of 500 govs. Mile and a half. Mr Robinson's BRIDGE OF MARNE S-1A Thwaites 1 Mr Noan 6 GRANCHESTER. 8-1 Lancaster 2 Mr Langley's DAWN OF PEACE. 8-11 Day Also ran: Eaton Hero (Crisp). Buckstaffe (G. Coling).