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Our Note Book Mr. Pease, the Minister of Education on Mixed Schools —The United States and Co-Education—Experience of English and Welsh Teachers of Moseiey Com- mission—Improvident Mar- riages, the Fighting In- stinct. Mr. Pease, the Minister of Education, in making hÚ annu?! statement in t?t House oi Commons this week. made tb dogmatic statement that mixed sclioot. Were condemned bv educational experts It is quite true that a large number of teachers do not favour mixed classes, but at the same time there is a con- siderable body cf opinion which regards the mixing of the seses for educational purposes, not only as the natural system I on the family idea, but desirable for moral and psychological reasons. The, «cn.uomic suspect, too, has to be con- sidered. To divide up the mixed schools of the country into separate boys' and girls' departments, with a separate bead-teacher over each, would cost thousands upon thovsands of pounds in additional upkeep, and would further add to the shortage of teachers, of which Mr. Pease complains. If mixed schools were divided, natur- ally an impetus would be given to the appointment of head-teachers, but the probability is that it would be only of a temporary character, for an ultimate development would be the grouping of I schools under an organiser as in America. Mr. Hughes, K.M.I., late of Swansea, in his book, "The Making of the Citizen," expresses the opinion that it is to the great Republic of the West that this country must look I rather than to Germany for e ducational ideals. Well, as most people are aware, I in America the boys and girls are taught together, and this system is in Vogue generally throughout the various rungs of the educational ladder to the j university. The American teacher does not appear to be troubled as to the wisdom of the system of oo-education, t because it has been the custom so long I in the States. I The English and Welsh teachers who visited the States a few years ago, in connection with the Moseiey Commis- j sion, invariably report that the order in American schools is universally good, and the tone and discipline excellent. The best test of co-education after all is to be found in the relationships of the sexes towards ea.ch other in every- day life. when they are not under the supervision of ot hers, and, according tc that test, experience doss not supply adverse criticism. -an Wales it is not unusual to hear these opinion s expressed: (1) The mixed school system in large cities lowered the moral tone; \) large mixed schools were not good, educationally, morally or physically. The American attitude towards the child is, to a great extent, free from that mock mode-sty which is too often the enemy of virtue. Many leaders, however, who have worked both in mixed schools and uni-sex schools aver most authorita- tively that the moral tone imbibed by co-education is far the higher. In nearly all countries where boys and girls are accustomed to one another's company in school, the tone of be- haviour i? distinctly raised. There is not that diffidence or shyness between the sexes when thrown into one another's society on the other hand, there is developed a bright feeling of comradeship, which i,s so essential to tha true bond of comradeship. Then again, co-educatiou helps to correct the family Weakness of all girls or all boys. The numerous early and improvident mar- riages in this country are very largely traceable to a narrow attitude of the sexes Lcw ards one another. One objec- tion raised to co-education is that it makes the boys namby-pamby and effeminate, and so- unfitted for fight- ing. mffrm Up at Heathfield the gorse is now in full bloom. The grey rocks are ablaze with yellow glory. I In opening the Art Gallery at Swausea, Sir John Llewellyn made a i reference to Walter Savage Landor. i This appeared in a Cardiff contem- porary as "Waiter Savage, London. A printer's error, no doubt! a SA-aiisea "Now children," said a Swansea Sunday School teacher, "I am going to tell you a little anecdote. But, first of all, can you tell me what an anecdote is" Up went several hands. Well, WiHie. what is an anecdote.? i-h.?i,t sir!" i,n anecflo-be, -"A Welsti slieep, sir J. C. Wood and DefFet Francis loved each other. Deffet Francis loved Cle periodically, said Mr. Roger Beck at the re-opening of the Art Gallery on Thursday, when he gave some most Íil- teresting reminiscences of his personal associations with Swansea's benefactor. All right behind there?" called the conductor from the front of the rratii- car. "Hold on," called a shrill female, voice; wait till i get my clothes on!" The passengers craned their necks. An Irish lass was struggling to got her laundry aboard. It in not all honey for the delegates to the South Wales English Congrega- tional Union. Proposing a vote of thanks for the generous welcome ac- corded, and the readiness to entertain, the Rev. T. Mardy Rees yet added that their great trouble had been the "spring cleaning. Everyone laughed, Oven the hostesses! « Having regard to -the visit of Sanger's Circus, the dictation exerci&e which told the story of the tailor who once pricked an elephant's trunk, and Was later punished by the elephant 1 ?ith a trunk load of dirty water, wa? rather appropo. But the lad who wrote that the elepha-nt collected a quantity of the "di vest" water he could Hnd evidently missed the point of the JI story. j
DISAPPEARED. EX-MILITIA MAN MISSING. FEARS THAT HE MAY HAVE FALLEN INTO THE DOCK. RATHER SHORTSIGHTED. The GreoRliill quarter of Swansea is much concerned over the strange disappearance (which has already been briefly reported) of Tfiltiam Baggs, aged 62, an ex-Sergeant of the old Glamorgan Artillery Militia. Baggs had lodged for seven years past with Mr. and Mrs. William Owens, at 153, Llangyielach-street. He left home about iour o'clock on the afternoon of Saturday week. He failed to return at night, and despite diligent inquiries no trace of him has been discovered, What has become of him? That is what residents of the neighbourhood where Baggs", as a familiar figure are asking. A Natve of Ireland. The missing man was a native of the Emerald Isle. He was originally a member of the Irish Militia, but trans- ferred to Swansea 4o yea.rs ago, and served in the oid Glamorgan Militia, then under the com ma, ml of Major Mill- man. He threw himself into the work with a good deal of enthusiasm, rose to the rank of Sergeant and then re- tired. Subsequently he started a boot- repairing business in William-street, but was compelled to give this up owing to impaired health. Jn conversation with a Leader re- presentative who called upon him Mr. Owens, his landlord, said he was utterly at a loss to know what had beoorne of the missing man. "On Saturday afternoon, April oth," he added, Baggs came in about three o'clock, bad his ) dinner and went out again an hour or so afterwards. Since then he has dis- appeared as completely as though the earth had opened Llld. swallowed him up. He had, I have heard a half: brother residing in Ireland, but I am unaware of his address, and have been unable for that reason to communicate with him. Before he came to stay with us he went to visit some people of the name of Dermondy prDarmondy in the neigh- bourhood of Ystradgynlais, but if he had intended going there or indeed any- where out of town he would have been certain to tell us. He used to sit in a I, chair in the corner of the kitchen near I the fireplace and kept his stick behind him. Used to sit in the corner. I The afternoon he disappeared he reaehod over for his stick, put on his hat and walked out, apparently as usual. We made inquiries and one party told us he was in the Workhouse. But the police inquired there, and found that the repon, was incorrect. Baggs was a very quiet, unassuming man. He had no pension but received a weekly allowance of a few shillings from the Guardians, and was able to live on this and a few shillings which lie earned for odd jobs now and again. He had also friends who assisted him from time to time. Into the Dock? I He was rather shortsighted, and this leads me to think that he may have fallen into the dock. A couple of months ago he fell over some steps at the rear of the house, and sustained a fractured collar bone and a broken arm for which he was treated at the Hospital. Since then he had given up wearing collars. He had not entirely recovered from the effects of the acci- dent, but he was not depressed and would .carcely have gone away without letting us know or sending a message of some kind. His few belongings more- over are still here. It is my knowledge of the man, com- bined with the fact that he was short- sighted r ik! never wore glasses outside, which Kvis me to fear that something Ilntoward has happened. If he is stili alive we shall, of course, be glad to see him back. But is he alive. Or will the mystery be solved in some tragic manner? I wonder r" Others wonder, too.
HIS HOUHESS. I IMPROVEMENT IN POPE'S GENERAL CONDITION. ( Reuter's Foreign Special.) Rome, Friday.—To-day's bulletin says that amelioration continues of the catarrhal and bronchial affections, and in the Pope's general condition. His Holiness' temperature is ninety- seven,
JESSOP COnINC. ALL ENGLAND XI. TO PLAY AT SWANSEA. Through the good offices of Mr. Dyson Williams, arrangements have been con- cluded for the visit to Swansea of an All England XI. Mr. Williams klD- i proached Mr. C. 0. H. Sewell, of Gloucestershire, some time ago, and yesterday a favourable reply came to hand. There is every prospect of G. L. Jessop playing. The Swansea match will take place on June 20th and 21st. "C"-
In consequence of the cholera pre- vailing in Turkey, all steamers from Constantinople are subjected to quaran- tine. Councillor John Powlesland, who visited Halifax and other places last week as a member of the Corporation deputation in connection with the pro- posed tramway up Mount Pleasant, has been confined to bed since his return, suffering from the effects of a severe ? chill contracted wwtst away. <
r DOUBLED IN THREE YEARS! ¡ The steady and substantial increase in the circulation of the CAMBRIA DAIL Y LEADER. AUDITORS' CERTIFICATE. 91 93, Bishopsgate, E.C., 9th April, 1913. To the Directors of THE SWANSEA PRESS, LIMITED. Dear Sirs,- We I;ave examined the publis-hir,,r books in reference to the Cambria Daily Leader" (including your Saturday's issue Tne sporting News"), and certify that the increases in the net sales were as follows 1910 over 1909 37'7 percent. 1911 over 1909 69'3 percent. 1912 over 1909 95*5 per cent. thus showing that the sales have almost exactly doubled in three years. -I Yours faithfully. 1. Chartered Accountants. mmrnmmmm—— ■■imm ■■ "■Sil"
MUMBLES WATER I SWANSEA ALDERMAN CiVES THE RATEPAYERS A STRONG HINT. GENEROUS TERMS. It will be interesting to see what ac- tion, if any, is taken by the Mumoles Council in connection with the water question in view of the definite opinion expressed by the chairman of the Swan- sea Water and SeweVs Committee. It was stated by several of those who spoke in support of the Caswell scheme at the recent public meeting that if the result of the "trial" for which they a-sked was not satisfactory, they could then go to the Swansea Corporation for water. Too Late Then. I Mr. R. L. Sails pointed out, in reply to this, that the Oystermouth Council might go to the Corporation later, but that they would not then be likely to get such terms as those now offered. This vie-w, as already stated in the l Leader," was confirmed at Wednes- day's meeting of the Swansea Council, when Ald. Corker, in response to a question, replied that the offer of the Corporation once refused wou ld not be repeated, and that he would be prepared j if necessary, to recommend that to the Council. Cenerous Terms. The terms ottered oy the Swansea Corporation* to the Oystermouth people are more than fair—they are generous —so much so that one effect has keen that neighbouring authorities who have agreements with the Corporation are already clamouring for a reduction. From the purely financial point of view it is admitted that the Mumbles repre- sentatives have struck what is undoubt- edly a very excellent bargain. The Oystermouth ratepayers and will snortt.) go to the poll oh the question, and they will be committing an irreparable mis- take if they reglect to avail them- selves of the opportunity of accepting the offer of the Corporation, which will j mean for the distinct an unlimited sup- ply of pure soft water for practically all time.
THE THAW CASS. < -——. | NEW YORK LAWYER CONVICTED OF BRIBERY. (Renter's Foreign Special.) I 9 ￼ New lork, inursday.—Mr. J. N. Anhut, a New York lawyer, has been convicted by a Grand Jury of bribery in connection with alleged efforts to release Harry Thaw from the Mattea- wan State Hospital for the Insane. In February last, bet ore the Govern- or of New York States Committee of Inquiry Mr. Anhut admitted that an agent of Harry Thaw paid him f;5,000 as a contingent retainer, but denied the accusation made by Dr. J. W. Russell. the superintendent of the hospital, who told the Committee that he had been J offered £ 4/100 by a lawyer if he would 0
BALLOON BU8ST. BAlLOO B??bf. 1 ————— a. THREE OFFICERS KILLED AND TWO BmVH?T. ?, T A shocking affair is reported in a Paris message, three officers being killed and two others badly injured yes- terday at Villiers-sur-Marne by the ex- plosion of a balloon in which they had started from St. Cloud at three o'clock. The balloon was seen to be in trouble when over Fontenay-sous-Bois. It was sailing low, and knocked a chimney over. An officer's cap fell to the ground. The car or the balloon, which was rock- ing dangerously, bumped into another house, and the balloon then sailed to- wards Nogent. When over Villiers-sur-Marne it struck sallie trees and burst.
￼ P?SSm MAME8. HANDCUFFED BKiilESROfill AND OPTIMISTIC EBIiiE. An event reminiscent of an incident in a Melville melodrama took place -yes- terday at Versailles (says the "Daily News and Leader"). It was the mar- riage of Mathieu Nollet, who a mouth ago was condemned to twelve years' hard labour for complicity in the murder of M. Clerc. The bridegroom was brought to the registry office by two prison warders and securely handcuffed. His bride was waiting for him with her mother. She was very cheerful and optimistic. "My husband will be released on license after perhaps six years," she said, "and I will earn my living till then, although at homo everybody shuns me and points their finger at me. Nothing frightens me; 1 have every confidence in my husband." A quarter of an hour later the cere- mony was over, and two warders had signed the books as witnesses of the marriage. Then, having embraced his wife. Nollet was led away, handcuffed again, by warders, and his wife dropped a few tears as he disappeared in the early morning mist.
=m-.r -7 I THE IMPORTANCE 0; BEING BEAUTIFUL "The woman who haLituaIly acts up to the assumption that it is her duty to bo beautiful can never be ugly," said the Rev. W. Hopkinson in an ad- dress on mental science yesterday in St. Ann's Church.
THE NEW STRIKE. When found by a constable clinging to the gates of Eton Church, Penelope- hill, a Brixton widow said, "Don't come near me. I'm Mrs. Pankhurst. I'm not on a hunger strike: I'm on a drink strike."
CRUSHED BETWEEN TRAMS. Llewellyn John Llewellyn (24), re- siding at Heathifekl-terrace, Fforest- fa eh, was severely crushed between i trams at the Mountain Colliery, Gors- I einon, this morning, a.nd sustained i serious injuries. He was conveyed home.
THE PRICE. MONTENEGRO TO BE OFFERED A LOAN OF £ 5,200,000. A PEACEFUL PAUSE. It is believed that the Balkan War is now practically a thing of the past, for Turkey and Bulgaria have arranged a truce until Wednesday, and it is hoped that a formal armistice will fol- low At the Ambassadors' Conference in London yesterday (Reuter understands) the Powers agreed in principle to offer Montenegro a Joan or 30,000,000 francs (£1,200,000), jointly guaranteed by the six Powers. Details have yet to bo ar- ranged. Mr. Asquith and Lord Morley were present at the Conference. I Formal Announcement. Constantinople, Apz-il 1.7.-The sus- pension of hostilities consequent upon a verbal agreement between the Otto- man and ±*uigartan armies is officially announced in the following term s -c;:J Article 1.—Hostilities will be sus- pended at CiaataJja and Bulair until April 23. Article 2.—If the peace negotiations do not come to an issue in this interval the perioa can be prolonged, with the assent of both sides. Article 3.—A commission, to be ap- pointed by both parties, will fix a neutral zone between the two armies. Article 4.-111 the event of a resump- tion of hostilities the two parties will have to give -18 hours' notice. This delay will commence at eight o'clock in the evening on the day on which the notice is received by the other party. Article 5.—During the time of the suspension of hostilities the Ottoman fleet will not oppose the revictualling of the Bulgarian army with provision of foods between the Gulf of Savos and the coast of the Black Sea.—Reuter.
CIRL'S SCALP TOSH OFF. While a girl named Newton, em- ployed at Middle Farm, Greyeouthen, near. Cockennouth, was stooping down to remove a bowl of cream from a separator, her hair was caught by the revolving spindle, and drawn into the machine. Her master tried to cut her hair away with a knife, but was hampered by her combs and pins, and she was not released until the separator had torn her scalp off. She is now in a critical condition in a Cockermouth nursing home.
LESE MAJESTE. The Russian! sed Senate has sen- tenced two Finns to eight months' im- pri-sonment fcr lese majeste for trauslat- ing and publishing Kropotkin's "Terrdr in Russia.
—; ■ ■» Ten men were di-owned off Mnros (coast of C??'un.?) yesterday owing to iI ￼ capsizing of ar Lhing boat. i
I AROMAS! i ■ I-= ———— A TIP AND AN OPEN- AIR WARD. I SOMETHING FOR SWANSEA j COUNCILLORS TO THINK ABOUT. j I ) I I FORESHORE CONDITIONS. I We invite members of the Council I who are now interesting themselves in the question of tipping of our refuse, I I to take a walk along the foreshore in the neighbourhood of the Isolation and Tuberculosis Hospital. They will see something that will compel them to think, furiously. To-day the wind blew strongly from the west, and it carried with it, to the open-air wards where we now treat our consumptives, the aromas of the tip that' has been made recently, upon the made ground on the old level, and not a hundred yards away. Decayed vegetables, rotting straw, filthy sacks, dirty, papers may be seen among this refuse, which had a smeil of its own even under to-day's con- ditions. It is, in the words of a cor- respondent who wrote us yesterday anent our references to the tipping nuisance, a tip of filth too terrible for words. The sun bakes it. and the west wind blows it over the patients." It is bad enough now. What, how- ever, will the place be like when the hot summer sun works upon it? As one of the men engaged in tipping to- day said, with a shrug of the shoulders, it-will all have to be shifted—or the open-air ward removed! I
THE Sr" CHET DRAWER. ■ -•» I CARDIFF DEALER'S WIFE MAKES A DISCOVERY. ■A Cardiff antique dealer named MuDer bought a. bureau at a sale la?t November for While Mrs. Muller was examining the bureau on ?edMsday she accident- ally touched a secret button, which 2^>e^ d drawer, and'in thX drawer she found security of the _aiue o ?000. in the ??e °f *?*»] Moi-DS L,?wis. A ua?hter of thi Mr. Lewis has been traced by the police, and it was explained that when Mr. Lewis died &gvhf family werp surprised I to find how little property he Lad left. I
RESTAURANT RUINED. I | APACHES AMUSE THEMSELVES AT! PROPRIETOR'S EXPENSE. Extraordinary scenes were witnessed last night in a restaurant at Nanterre. Early in the evening (says a correspon- dent of the "Daily News and Leader") a number of young Apaches entered and ordered a good dinner, with plenty of wine. liiey quickly ate the food, arid the proprietor tendered the bill. The apaches merely laughed at him. I When they had drunk more wine thev I became riotous. Theatemno- the land- lord with their revolvers, they made him go round the restaurant and smash every window, bottle, glass, plate, chair, and table in the place. When the place wa.s a ruin the hand pocketed their pistols and departed. Later they were arrested after a brisk fight with the police. One of them is a well-known character, whose Diversion it is to make his way into a dance or dinner party, and. getting a guest in a quiet, corner, relieve huiT of his valuables at the muzzle of a re- j1 volver.
"ILDE CASE. Case fur plaintiff i& closed, and tho hearing is adjourned until Monday, 10KTEEGHO. Farib, Friday.— Vienna mei-tago states reported at Ccti^gc King Nicholas it> preparing pro:-lamatioa explaining he is obliged to abandon Siege of Scutari. Bttting: 7 to 4 sJaciayu's llilL oial 1B..h. OOUSRTLS, 4 to I Seafarer. 5 to 5 100 to 8 others. Graveiot.lt) 1, yueeuslanu 2, 5. Alto ran: St LvY. Ucatl^r C-?lonj» Silver Cap 1. Fair Bosie Borough 3.-5. Letting: 4 -to 1 Silver Cap. Betting: 6 to 4 QraveloUc, 2 1< 1 St. Loy, 9 to Queensland, 100 to S oi-ht>i>. t Bed wood boat Etheric. Bet-ting; 9 to 4 on ElUcri'x SWANSEA FATALITY. Hep rlùllip, Peuviila-ronc., 'i>rya- hvfryd, ^'a-s crut-hod to death by wo con in Lla-n gyre!ac'a-roa d this edition. I
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