On the closing day of a bazaar at Knebworth House, for the building fund of a new parish church, Lord Lytton mounted a box, and sold goods by mock auction, the bidding being Very keen.
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WELSH CUP. HEIGHTS AND WEIGHTS OF THE I SWANS TEAM. It is pleasing to think that as for as preparations are concerned in con- nection with the Welsh Cup Final, the Swansea Club have left no stone un- turned. The players have all been ernest in their exercises, and tike form shown on the St. Helen's ground, kindly lent by the "All Whites," on Wednesday, led one to believe that every man would be fit and proper for Saturday. To-day, the whole of the men had Hot Sea Water Baths, and to-morrow? it is expected, they will repeat the incident prior to the depar- ture with the 11.40 a.m. train. During the whole of the week they have had walking and sprinting exercises, and there is not one who does not feel con- fident of a win. As far as chances are concerned, 1 feel certain (writes "Cygnet") that Swansea will pull the match through. In the first place, they are a heavier team, and it is likely that the ground will be on the soft side and there is no doubt but what their forwards and halves are better than those of Pontypridd. Should the side win, I have been asked to state that they will bring the cup back with them, and will arrive in Swansea about ten o'clock. It would be interesting at this stage to give the Heights and Weights I of the players. Taking them in the other of play they are as follows:—Fisher, height, 5ft. Bins., weight, lOst. 7Ih" Sutherland, 5ft. 8ins., list. 7ibs. Nicholas, 5ft. lOins., Duffy, 5ft-. 8ins., llt. lQlbs.; Hamilton, oft. lOina., 12*t. 71bs. Jepp, 5ft. lOins., 12st.; Messer, 5ft. ins. list.; Coleman, 5ft. 7ins., list. 21bs. Ball, 5ft. Bins., list. Grierson. 5ft. Dins., 12st. 41bs; Swar- brick, ijft. 7ins., lOst. Tibs. The uroaress through the competition has b-e :=- Goals For Agst Oct. 31.—Prelim. Round, Milford (b.) 3 1 Nov. 2_1st Round, Mend (h.) 2 2? Nov. 7.—Mond (reply) (h.) 5 0 j Dec. 7.—2nd R'nd, Llanelly (1.) 2 01 Jan. 4.—3rd R'd, Merthyr Town (a.) 3 0 Jan. 25.—4th R'd, Wrexham (a.) 3 1 Feb. 15.—Semi-Final, Cardiff (a.) 4 2 The teams will be :— Sm-ans.- Fisher; Sutherland and Nicholas; Duffy, Hamilton and Jepp; Messer, Coleman, b'Il, Gi-letson and Swarbrick. Pontypridd.-Turner or Elliott; Dal- ton and Murray Hurdman, Shelley and Fell; Knight. Hall, Morley, Walker, Downs, McCall and Bob Davies.
MDRE MEETINGS. POLICE TO WAIT RESULT OF MEMORIAL TO WATCH COMMITTEE. ERGMECUS STATEMENT. Following the usual weekly parade on Friday morning, the members of the Swansea Police Force who were off duty met to further consider their position. it will be remembered that dissatis- faction was aroused amongst a section of the Force owing to certain recom- mendations for promotion, and it was decided to approach the Watch Com- mittee on the matter. The proceedings on Friday morning were private, but we are infornied that one meeting was held of the sergeants, at which the Chief Con- stable (Capt. CoiQuhounj was pre- sent, and explained certain statements that had been attributed to him. Not "Booed." Another meeting of constables strongly repudiated the suggestion that Aid. Dan Jones, chairman of the Wateh Committee, had been "booed" by the deputation which waited on the Chief on Wednesday. It is further understood that both meetings decided to preserve the status quo until their memorial is con- sidered by the Watch Committee, but, in the event of their requests not. being acceaed to, to petition ths Home Office for all inquiry into the matter, Young Constables Complain. Whether through a misunderstanding or not, considerable annoyance is felti by some of the younger constables, who compiain that they were barred from the meeting of constables on the ground that it was a private meeting tor the senior men. Sergeants' Objection. nith reference to the objection taken by the sergeants of the Swansea Police Force to the statement to the effect that if the men who were recently made a-cting sergea/ats were not promoted, there was no one else who could do the work entrusted to them, it appears that the opinion thus expressed has been —quite erroneously-a.ttributed by some to the Chief Constable. The views were not those of Captain Colquhoun, and there is no justification for attributing them to him. We gave the opinion, not af; emanating from the Chief Con- stable, but as the result of inquiries in other quarters. This was distinctly stated in our paragraph. 1400, THE NEW CHIEF. Captain Thomas Reported to be Making Good Progress. • (Special to the "Leader.") The improvement in the condition of Capt. Thomas is stiil being main- tained. For a considerable period lie has made good progress, and his com- plete return to health is now regarded as only a matter of time. A slow improvement, is daily re- corded at the Nottingham Hospital, and inquirers this morning were in- formed that bis state was satisfactory.
A ROYAL JESTER." At the Forward Movement Large Hall a performance was given of the operetta "A Royal Jester," by the Graig Sunday School Choir, under the baton of Mr. Luther Davies. The accompanist was Miss M. A. Morgan, assisted by an effi- cient orchestra. The dances, tableaux and dresses were under the supervision of Miss L. J. Morgan, Mesdames P. Evans, T. J. Harry and Annie Williams, and the limelight operator was Mr. J. R. Williams. The dramatic persone were: King Ortensus, Mr. J. E. Thomas (Clvndu) The Royal Jester, Mr. Griff. Hill; Queen Zitania, Mrs. Annie Wil- liams Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Tom J. Morgan; Lord Chancellor, Mr. J. Evans; Prime Minister, Mr. Jas. Davies; Lord Chamberlain, Mr. J. T. Davies; Count Astrologer, Mr. J. Roberts; Lord High Executioner, Mr. Ernest Harry; Commander-in-Chief (of a non-existent army), Mr. Willie Evans; Usher, Mr. J. Evans; Princess Syh'ania, Miss L. Savage: Puck, Master Ernest Jones. The singing of the children was excel- lent, and the whole performance was capital, and great praise is due to the choir and conductor. The entertain- ment will be repeated again on Satur- day evening next. Mrs. H. D. Williams (Glen View) presideck
'1 '!< t1 Uw 'N',¡\' ('¡' yHI r Øt. (1" U'" NI Dr; E" C' ft I n. !f ti ij u' 11 U. ,?f I I' r' 'u;l'; IW7 'tf': tIo" f,.¡ <1 ''t. It' ¡? 'i I If you bought your own material for a suit, How much would a Tailor charge to cut, trim and make your suit ? The answer is, £ 1 10 0 I You Save the Cost <?J?? ? ￼ E?t? S ￼ S?' ￼ ??.? ￼ ￼ B of the Material if you buy a Suit this Spring at PEARCE BROS. The Smart Tailorsu THIS WEEK'S Special Display. Smart Tweeds, New Brown Shades, Cashmeres, Worsteds, Blue Serges, F The Suit H !?? ￼ ￼ 'St!'a!'ar To Measure. Better Qualities, 32/6 and 35/- ( r r ü I I PEARCE BROS. lm The Smart Tailors, t 35, Castle St., Swansea (The New Side). MUMBLES PIER & PAVILION. SUNDA Y, 20th April, at 3.45 and 6.45 p.m. Hulley's Select Orchestral Party Refreshments of all kinds at Pier Hotel. Whit-Sunday and Monday CROSFIELDS BAND. I ALBERT HALL, SWANSEA. MONDAY NEXT, at 7.30. —THE— Queen's Hall Orchestra In BEETHOVEN'S SYMPHONY No. 5, etc. The Swansea & District Male Choir In "ANTIGONE" l d "NIDAROS." NOTICE.-Holders of Balcony Tickets (North and South) Nos. 1 to 20 should be at the Hall at 7 p.m. Choir Members are requested to return unsold tickets to-morrow (Saturday) at 7 p.m. A few Reserved Tickets only now left. Apply J. Brader & Son, Wiad | Street, Swansea. ■mi' mm ii urn nm ■■■■w—m n ■■ ■■ iMTTTTnmiiiMTiMBWBM——n—imi—uti^—————j I SWANSEA RUGBY FOOTBALL GROUND. CRAND FOOTBALL MATCHES FOR JOHN DAVIES' CUPS, On SATURDAY, APRIL 19th, 1913. BUNVANT V WAUNARLWYDD Kick-off at 3.15 p.m. COWERT ON V. CWMTWRCK. ADMISSION—SIXPENCE. Danygraig Rugby Ground. SATURDAY, APRIL 19th, 1913. CARDIFF II. v. DANYGRAIG KICK-OFF AT 3^0. ( ADMISSION—THREEPENCE. Yes, we must give the old Club a Record Ga.te to-morrow; they need it. i ——————————————————— ——————————— I
W»I: iam Hale, who began work at | Bardolphs Farm. Walton. Hertford- shire. at the agE' of nine, has died there, alter ever seventy years' employment successive maxters. He was at work the day before he died. J
VETCH FIELD, SWANSEA, SENIOR CUP FINAL (RE-PLAY). Mond Nickel Works Y. Ystalyfera TO-MORROW (SATURDAY) APRIL 19th. KICK-QFF AT 3.30 P.K. ADMISSION, 6d. BOYS, 3d. ENCEOSUBE, 3d. extra,
AMMAN VALLEY PIT. I I USUAL dUnCMEXT IN DEBENTURE HOLDER'S ACTION. Mr. Justice Warrington, in the Chancery Division to-day, appointed re- ceiver and manager of the Ammanford alley Colliery Co., Ltd., on the motion of the plaintiff in the action of Goodal! v. The Company. The company, said Mr. Manning for the plaintiff, did not oppose the appli- cation, which was made by the sole de- benture holder of the company, whose debentures v.pi-p issued in ,]r»ly last. The principal money was not payable Tintii July. 1913. hut on 7tli February I;ist the company passed a resolution for volnntary winding up, and that acceler- ated the date of payment. The mines were .situated in Carmarthenshire, and had not been worked for three weeks f-nd we it fKK.-dfMi. The miners' wages not hf'PD paid. The company c'f "jsorting, his Lord- ship gave the usual judgment in a de- benture holder's action.
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c CHILD'S ALLEGATICHUDI «&»• SWANSEA YUIT;, GHARfiED WITH I S £ fil!)uS SFFcNCE. I At the Swansea Police Court to-day, James Guard (17), errand uoy, Answered to a charge of indecently as- saulting Catherine Tully, aged eight years m the ground actached to St. Gabriel's Church. The complainant was a pretty well- dressed little girl, who said she }l".CU. at 46, Bryn-road. She said she was waiting for some friends, and playing with her skipping rope, when the de- fendant came on and said, "Will you come and get daffodils?" The child replied, "We have plenty of flowers in our Then the boy pulled at the skipping ropo a)*d got the witness into tile I icit"allo grounds. He had also pulled another httle girl in too, The witnoss eomnlcnced to scream, and the defendant, she alleged, placed one handkerchief over her moutli and another over her eves. Witness added that she made her es- cape from the defendant, and went and told her mother, v.ho gave information to the police. The offence was denied, but the de- fendant made no statement. The magistrates decided to reserve their decision for week in order to make further inquiries.
THREE BOYS' EXPERIENCE. The three boys of Mrs. Vvardell, 13, Walker-street. Hull, were terribly afflicted with eczema. John Arthur, aged sixteml. the eldest, had a thick scab of eczema in his hair, also on his face. and iti patches on his chest, 1) k shoulders. Joseph, eight, had similar weeping pimples on his head and about his fa-ce. His ears were also shockingly inflamed and cracked with scabs. Harry, aged three, was iust the same. Everything that was tried gave no relief, till their motIler used the new medical discovery Caelum. This gave relief at once, and lD a couple of weeks cleared away the sores from the three boys, the scabs dried off, and a new skin came in their place. Cadnm can be had from all Chemists at 7d. The itching stops thu moment this wonderful ointment is applied. Anv skin trouble, such as eczema. ulcers. ringworm, itching riles, pimples, eruptions, sores, etc:, is quickly cured by this new. discovery
RAILWAY EXTENSIONS. WHAT C.W.R. CD. PROPOSALS CONSIST OF. Notwithstanding the authoritative pronouncements which have appeared 111 the Leader regarding the scheme of the G.W.H. Co. for improving the Swansea (High-street) Station, a num- ber of erroneous and exaggerated sbte- haents have been circulated regarding the Company's intentions. It will be remembered that on the 4th ustant members of the Swansea Cor- poration, Harbour Trust, and other Public bodies had a conference with Mr. rank Potter, the general manager of the Company on this very point. To settle the matter once and for all, Oouncill-Qr David Matthews. Chairman I) f the SwaTisea I- °f the Swansea Parliamentary and general Purposes Committee who has been 111 constant communication with :\lr. Potter and the railway officials, and who has seen the plans and specifications of the intended 1 improvements definitely states tha-t t he scheme is confined to the lengthen- llig, widening and covering of plat- forms, to enable more through trains to run in a.nd out of Swansea without stopping at Landore, and the improve- ment of the offices and booking hall. No provision is made for the acquisi- tion of property, to extend the lines or buildings westward to High-street, or the alteration of the facade.
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￼ I RATtC AND RENT AMMAOIs AT MUMBLES. j ("Leader" Photographs). I The articles and interviews on rating and rent anomalies in the Mumbles district which have appeared m Tti6 Leader" have aroused so'much in- | terest that investigation of the matter has been pursued. The result of these enquiries has been to establish that in the past some landlords appea.r to have taken ad- vantage of every excuse to increase Trifa rents; in some cases where the ratps have increased only a couple of shillings. per annum, the rent has increased as much as a shilling per week. In this connection, it is interesting to note that the opponents of the Cray water scheme contend that the increase in the rates that would result from the adoption of the scheme wouir) mean a corresponding increase in the rents. Cottage Property. Nu-,i-, as a matter of fact, on cottage property—which is most affected—the actual inneasein 90 per cent, of the cases would be not more than a half- penny per week. As a matter of fact, there are a num ber of houses assessed at t',i per annum, and letting at 3s fid. or 4s. per week, where the extra cost from Cray would he about a farthing per week, and seeing that this class of property pays fully 10 per cent to tho owner—a good return—it is hard to see how any increase in the rents would be justified at all. Take, again, an actual case of pro- perty assessed at £ 6, and let at 5s. Gd. or 6s. per week. The income from these houses is about £ 15 per annum, while the outgoings, including ground rent, water-rate, rates, and repairs, allowing £ 1 per house per annum for repairs, a fair average, per regents a re- turn on the investment of £ 10 per annum, and this property was pur- chased in the market a few years ago at k7,5, reprsenting the substanial pro- fit of 15 per cent. This is a tvpical example. As a matter of fact, it is hard ordinarily to get anything Lkc 10 per cent, return on property of this kind, but in the Mumbles, as has previously been said, there' j are never any empty cottages, and tnants clamour for the first vacancy, I !tenants claiii 0 ur toi, j Yet, as is well known, property owners I getting their 10 per cent. and 15 per I cent, return in the Mumbles have, on the slightest pretest, put up their rents. A Case. A Case. ¡ A case was brought to the nutice of I the "Leader" representative, in which the owner of a house assessed at £ 9 5s. —just within the compounding limit on the district rate-had during the 1:1.st two years put up his rents two shil- i-eii f s two s b il- lings per week, whereas the extra rates, on that property was not equivalent to three-halfpence per house per week. Another point is that in the case of properties rented at :C1 per I annum, the assessable value has been fixed at £ 9 15s., just within the compounding limit of £ 10, to en, able ti-te to compound. There are cases where property rented at t25 per annum is assessed at under Lio. While, of course, the interests of the working man must be studied, it must not be forgotten that in the Mumb:cs I the bulk of the rates are not found by the working element. Particularly in the case of cottage properties, and those j properties the owners of which arc justly entitled to composition, the rates paid for whole blocks of houses do not, in many cases, equal the rates paid in respect of one of the villas of the well- to-do. Average Examples. I Let us take some average and fair I examples, as illustrated by our photo- graphs. Take first the houses in Vil- lage Lane, which represent the poorest class of houses. These are assessed at L3 5s., and the whole fourteen belong to one owner. After allowing the com- position, the actual total rates paid in respect of the whole of the houses for the current half-year is £6 9s. 3--d. N ow take Park-street, which is typical of good cottage property in the I Mumbles. Out of forty odd houses we i will consider seven which are owned by the same man. These are assessed I I at each, and total rates paid after compounding m respect of the seven for the half-year is £ 6 Os. 7ici. Coining now to Newton-road, we have a good example of the substantial house in a row, assessed at £ 18, in respcet of which no compounding is allowed, for which per house £ 4 18s. 8-Jd. is paid in i rates for the half-year. Finally, we have the detached villa— in this case selected on Ianglnnd Road. These houses arc on an average of a rateable value of £ 68 nett, and the rates for the half yea,r amount to £ 18 2s. 3d. Further comment is'surely needless. Need for Protection. I In conversation v. itlt a well-known Mumbles gentleman, who has made a i study of local politics, the "Leader" representative was told: "Of course, any alteration in the compounding arrange- ment. which would make the collection of rates difficult is to be avoided, but if. when the Council call for an extra penny rate, the lenant has to pay the equiva- lent of a two shilling rate, it is high time for those in authority to take steps to protect the tenant by either raising the assessment of the L property or forcing the owner to reduce his rent proportionate to his assessment. it is only fair that if he keeps raising his rent his assessment should not remain the same. As it is some landlords are quite unconscionable in the way that they increase their rents on the slightest excnse." Seeing that the rates in the Mumbles are increasing so rapidly, what do you suggest as the solution?" F rst of all a re-arrangement of the assessments and a reduction in the com- pounding allowance. At present a penny rate in the Mumbles produces a.búutC90, and the total income from rates last year speaking off-hand was I' something like on an average of 8s. in the zE. Now with no increase in the rates but with a re-adjustment much more ought to be produced. In my opinion, however, the only proper solution is to become part of the borough. It is Ixmnd t? come in the lon? run and, in my opinion the sooncr I the better, while we are in a position to make terms."
SWANSEA POLICE COURT. -ep Friday. Before Messrs. H. A. Chap- man (chairman), Gwilym Morgan, and E. G. Protheroe. John Hayes (37) labourer, drunk and disorderly in Martin-street, was cau- tioned and discharged. • James Alexander Richards (34), a i fireman, for begging in Prince of Wales- road ,was sent to prison for fourteen days.
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I Dr. J. H. Hertz, Chief has been recommended by the House Com- mittee to the next court of governors I for election as a vice-president of the! London Hospital. ) Seventeen )"not<w ] ¡r,¡n;Ü-¡s are now fully equipped on the North-East j Coast, and it was staled yesterday that l five others a re almost completed in the huikl>*g yar-^a, j
Carnant. Last evening, at New Bethel, Mr. WiJlie Michael, Garnant, was presented with a purse containing C70. He is about to under- take a three years' conrse at the Royal Academy of Music, London. Ammanford. A meeting of the Council of the newly- formed Ammanford Chamber of Trade, or, Wednesday evening, elected Councillor D. Griffith Davies ae its first chairman, Coun- cillor ilartin ad secretary, and Mr. D. A. Fox, treasurer. The death took place at Glynmodi Farm, Ammanford, yesterday, of Mrs. Evans, wife of Mr. Rbydderch Evans, a butter merchant. Deceased was 64. Liamlyssul. I Mr. J. tl. h-vans has tendered his resigna- tion as clerk of the Llanayesul Bench of magistrates after many years' service. Mr. Evans, who is a brother of the late "Allen Baine," the popular Welsh novelist. was appointed clerk upon the death of hffi father in 1874. and during that period he has discharged his duties with marked ability. He was held in high esteem by magistrates and others connected with the court. Mr. Evans has also resigned tlie clerkships of the Uajifihangei-ar-Arth and Newcastle Emlyn Bench of magistrates. Sketty. j me unurcn tiau, SKetty, was crowded on Thur?ay evening, on the occasion of the annual oon4De? in connection with thIL" Wesley Band of Hope, when the cantata, "A Holiday on the Sands" was splendidly performed by the Weeley Band of Hope Choir (conductor, Mr. T. Edwards). Ri-. Richard Jtodgens occupied the chair, and Miss Ethel Greber made an admirably a.c- companist. The pi-incipal characters were taken by Mastere H. Creber (Ben Bowsprit), Willie George (Mre. Grimshaw), Idris Vaughan, Leslie George (Tom Brown), Clif. Rees (Coastguard), and Stanley Hat.ton. Missee Mabel Evans (Mrs Brown), and Irene George. Mr. Stanley Jenkins was an excel- lent comedian, his jokes taking well, whilst Mr. Bertie Jenkins (Swansea.! was loudly encored 86 a clog-dancer. A pleasing it-em was the performanoe by the infants or "Nursemaids." Credit is dne to Miss Florrie Jones for the training of the chil- dren in the action songs, and to Mr. F, J. Manley, the superintendent, also to the hon. secretary. Mr. Arthur George. During- the evening prizew were presented by Mr. Abel Sanders to ilaster H, Muxworthy and Mies Edna. Williams, for being instrumental in bringing the largest, number of new members to the Band of Hope during the year.
At the meeting of Lexden and Wins- tree guardians it was stated that Stan- way sent the largest proportion of patients to the county asynini, one be- ing a woman who had been there for o"> years and had cost the ratepayers nearly £ 1.700. At Shaibeurne. near Hungcrford, Berkshire, yesterday, a rick of strHW was burned <to?n. and the police found m id the debris the charred rcnMins of -imi d tli(? cliarrf,?-i of some silver coins were also founcL