AMUSEMENTS. EMPIRE OXFORD STREET, SWANSEA. Monday, April 14th, and Twice Nightly aT, 6.50 and 9.0 during the week. PHIL RAY The Soul of Brevity and Wit. H-ARRY LAMORE, The Odd American on a Slack Wire. New Series of Up-to-date Subjects on THE AMERICAN BIOSCOPE. WULLIE WALKER, Scottish Comedian. METZ AND METZ, Unique Conversational Dancers. ROB, IVY AND LYN, In Novel Scena, 'The Garden of Music. ALF CHESTER, Comedian. MILLtR BROS., Comedy Bar Artistes. JENNIE JOHNS, Vocal Comedienne. GRAND THEATRE SWANSEA. MONDAY. APRIL 14th, and during the week at 7.30, and MATINEE SATURDAY at 2.30, LOUiLa MEYER Presents His Own Company, in THE GLAD EYE. Preceded at Each Performance by "THE VAUDEVILLE TATLERS," a Novelty, arranged and produced by Louis Rhiil. NEXT WEEK— Mr. Philip ivilonaol Faraday's Musical Couiedy Production, "THE PINK LADY." Full Company of London Artistes, in- cluding Mr. Fred Wright, jun. THEATRE ROYAL, WIND STREEV, SWANSEA. Proprietor & Licenses—William Ceutts. William Coutts has pleasure in an- nouncing the important Engagement of Miss Mabel Mannaring in Henry Arthur Jones' Greatest Successes. TO-NIGHT (FRIDAY), at 7.30, and on SATURDAY, MRS. DA;E'S DEFENCE. To be preceded Nightly by MUDDLE ANNIE, a Comedy in One Act by the Author of Marie Tempest's Famous Art and Opportunity. Seats may now be Booked at Gwynne H. Braier's. Tel., 29 i Central, and 1212 Central. NEXT WEEK— THE WALLS OF JERICHO. PICTURELAND THE WORLD'S BEST PICTURES Are on View Every Evening at 7.46 throughout COUTTS' CIRCUIT. TO-NIGHT:S SELECTiOfiS are as faijows:- AT THE SHAFTESBURY CINEMA ST. H ELEN'S-ROAD, SWANSEA. The Cod of Cold .Selig. Timid May Vitagrapn. Pat Clancy s Adventure Eclison. The Leopard and the Burglars.Lux. I Treasure Trovs .Thanhauser. in Cyriaaise Comerica. The Peace Offering Kalem. Billy's Burglar .Vitagnph. Pathe's Animated Gazette ot the World's News, Published Satur- day, April 19th, 1913. T THE PALACE, HIGH STREET, SWANSEA. The Same Programme as at the Shaftesbury Cinema. AT THE TIVOLI, CWMBWRLA, His Mother's Hop-a .EdiBon. Feet That SpeaK Lux. Why Tightwad lips .K.alem. The Professor a-ici the Lady Vit. Bloomer Hurries Up Cines. The Bloodstained Pearl. Cosmo. The Usurer Kadem. From Goschenen to Warsan (Col.) Gaumont. Billy's Pipe Dream Vitagraph. ] The Cat's Paw .Essanay. AT THE PICTUREDROME, MORRISTON. Zigomar, the Eei's feki.i Eclair. Breton Scenery .Gaumont. Polidor's Gift Pasqu-ali. Six O'clock Vitagraph. The Telephone Girl & the Lady.A.B. Reward for Bronco Billy.E-ssanay. Gaum out's Graphic of Topical Events. AT THE GLOBE CINEMA, CLYDACK. The Same Programme as at the Picturedrome, Morristan. AT THE PAVILION, PONTARDAWE. For Leva is Life (Coloured).Pathe. No Place for a Minister's Son.J £ disoa Through the Suez Canal.Ambrosio. In a Canton Thanhauser. The Servant Problem V ita.gra.p,h, Pefcy s Express Delivery .Urban. Three Friends &.B. AT THE PLAYHOUSE, YSTALYFERA. The Same Programme as at the Pavilion, Pentartiawe. AT THE COLISEUM, YSTALYFERA. CONTINUANCE OF STOCK SEASON. This Week's Programme- To-night (Friday), M A R I A A R T I N Saturday—SWEENEY TOO. Jbfcfe „ • • AMUSEMENTS. 1 AM USE M EHTS. MB8—BBMMiWM—MaWPWMfaJM——M—B—B—fc 1 THE PICTURE? H 0 U S E i HICH STREET, SWANSEA } (Next Door to Davieo & t?hort). £ M?D?ic? Director Wiiliam Ceutts. I The Last Word in Cinema Theatres. TO-DAY at 3, SPECIAL MATINEE. Afternoon Tea Provided Free of Charge. TO-NIGHT, Continuous Performance from 6.3a till m-so. Mr. W. H. rtoare's Orottestral Bnd Plays Every Evening. TO-OAYS PROGRAMME— CINE.ViATOCRAi'H SUCCESSES. His Mother's Hope .Edison. Feet That pea* Lux. Why Tightwad Tips .Kale.m. The Professor and the Lady Vit. Bloomer Hurries Cp .Cines. The Bleodsiaified Pearl .Cœmo. The Usurer .Kalem. From Gosscheuen to Warsen (Col.) Gaumont. Billy's Pipe Dream. Vitagraph. Pa-the's Animated Gazette of the World's News. Published Satur- day, April 19th, 1913. Change of Pictures; Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Continuous Performance Every Satur- day from 3 tiii 10.29. JIMWIIII—Iillllll mill illlMIHlMlim llll i—i»i———i l CXt'OR" Je i r, I CKFOaa ELESTRI2 THEATiE UNION STREET, SWANSEA. The Premier Hall oi South Wales. A Ceaseless Performa.o8 of Exceeding Excellence from 2.30 till 10.30. PROGRAMME FOR TO-DAY: AN INDIAN OUTCAST. TAKING CARE OF BABY. A FOREST FIRE. THREE CaRLS AND A MAN. BRONCHO BILLY AND THE MAID. FOOLING THEIR WIVES. PIZEN PETE. T9F2QAL BUDCET. THE OXFORD IMPERIAL LADIES' ORCHESTRA Plays Daiiy from 2.30 till 10.38- Afternoon Tea Free of Charge to All Parts of the House. All Trains -Load to the OXFORD." Pictures are projected on the Wonderful CHRYSTAL MIRROR. POPULAR PRICES:-M., 6d. and is. LORD JOHN SANGER. THE WORLD FAMOUS CIRCUS AND MENAGERIE Has Arrived, and will give TWO PERFORMANCES THIS DAY (FRIDAY), AND TO-MORROW (SATURDAY) At 2.30 and 8 p.m. in Victoria Park, Swanseas PRESS AND PUBLIC UNANIMOUS IN P .H.A18E. FIRST AND POSITIVE VISIT OF THE COMBINED SHOW'S, DIRECT FROM CARDIFF, PRIOR TO A TOUR OF THE WORLD. REFINEMENT! SIN CKRITY ORIGINALITY r r .i'ii" m ~l~ PUBLiC NOTICES. gWANSEl y^ II<»ti. ROWLING A SWCIATION. —THS- ANNUAL MEETING of the above will take pla-ce on TO-NIGHT, (FRIDAY), at 8 o'clock, at THE CRQSVEMGR HOTEL. —All Bowlen; are Invited to Attend.— NATIONAL LEAGUE -OF- YOUNG LIBERALS. SWANSEA TRAM W A Y S. An IMPORTANT DISCUSSION will take pl ace at MOND HALL. on TO-NIGHT, (FRIDAY), at 8 p.m. Members of &lJ Liberal Organisations Heartily Invited. RICHARD MARTIN, ESQ., J.P. and others. TOTAl. A BSTINENOE gOCIETT. THE USUAL WEEKLY Gospel Temperance Meeting ia the NEW RAGGED SCHOOL. To-morrow (Saturday) Night PROGRAMME ARUANGSD BY MISS THOMAS, WAUNWEN. Chairman-Mr. ARTHUR RADCLIFFE. Solo-PianMioses V. Morse and K. Evans. So tigs, imetfi, Recitations by ALenera. Rees Wilha-iid, Harvey Morgan, W. Eaton; Misses. E:-hsl i liomae, K. Evsuis, Dolly Fallow, M. Williams, May Davies. ¡ SKETCH BY WAUNWEN GIRLS. Accompanist: Miss Oertieitlomas, It. A.M. (Adv. Grade). To commence at 8. Collection. JpUBLIC IEDICAL gERVICE. Owing to the ruala of applications for membership the office will be open every evening from 6 to 8 p.m., for the present, in addition to the usual office hours. (Signed) ROGER THOMAS. Secretary. Offices;—89. Manael-stxeefc SALES BY AUCTION. COUNTY BOROUGH OF SWANSEA, SOUTH WALES. Important Isaue of "New OrJinary" and "Perpetual Debenture" Stock of and in the Swansea Gaa Light Company Messrs. J. M. Leeder & Son Will Offer for SALE by AUCTION, pursuant to the Provisions and Conditions of the "Swansea Ga.6 Acte 1898 and :911," at the HOTEL METROPOLE, SWANSEA, on TUESDAY, MAY 6th, 1913, at 3 o'clock p.m., precisely, £ 50,000 NEVi ORDINARY STOCK (1911). entitled to a Dividend of 5 per cent. per annum, and 910,00,0 4 Per Cent. PERPETUAL DE- BENTURE STOCK (1&98) of and in THE SWANSEA CAS LIGHT COMPANY. Being part of the Additional Capital of the Company authorised to be raised by the Swansea Gaa Acta 1898 and 1911, and pursuant to the provisions and conditions therein contained. Purchasers of the New Ordinary Stock, 1911, will be entitled to Two Montns' In- terest at the rate of 5 per cent. per an- num. as from let May, 1913, payable on the 1st August, 1S13, and Purchasers of 4 per cent. Perpetual Debenture tock 1898 to Two Months' Interest due and payaoie on the 1st July, 1913. Particulars, with Conditions of Sale, con- taining all necessary information, way be obtained on application to MR. GEORGE ANDREWS, Secretary and Manager of the Swansea Gas Light Company, Oystermou th- road, Swansea; or to the AUCTIONEERS, at their offices, 4h, Waterloo-etreet, Swansea. PONTARDULAI3. GLAMORGANSHIRE. GREAT SALE OF FREEHOLD DWELLING-HOUSES, Comprising of a Whole Street in a particu- larly convenient position. Messrs. James and James F.A.I.. Are favoured with instructions to offer for SALE by PUBLIC AUCTION, at the FARMERS' ARMS, PON TARDU LAIS, on FRIDAY, APRIL 25th, 1913, the whole of William-street, Pontardulais, Compriaiug- 32, FREEHOLD HOUSES, With excellent Gardens and Back Entrances thereto, all in the occupation of Substan- tial Tenants; Noa. 1 to la at Rentals of cl 7s 6d. each per month, and Nos. 16 to 32 at rentals of ki 8s. 6d. per month, payable weekly in each case. The whole producing a groea income of E581 15s. PER ANNUM. The Houses are modern and weii-built of Brick and Stone Walls, with Carnarvon- Slated Roofs, and Cemented Front Walls. Each liouae contains Entrance Passage, with tiled doors, Front and Back Parlour, good Kitchen, 3 large airy Bedrooms, Coal House and w.c.; excellent Garden, securely divided from the adjoining garden, with uncLuabable iron railings, and with a solid stone wail bordering the back lane, to which each house haa a back entrance. Nos. 16 to 32 have Pantries in addition. The Houeee are light, healthy buildings, with unusual headroom for houses of this description, and being freehold as well would make first-lass investments, such aa are not often met with in cottage property. The Property will be offered in Single Lots, as may be required by Purchasers. SALE TO COMMENCE PROMPTLY AT 6.30. For further Particulars and Conditions of Sale apply to the Auctioneers, 7. Goat- street, Swansea, or to E. M. Clason Dahne, Esq., Solicitor, PontarduIaXis and Swansea. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 23rd. 1913. TO BUILDERS, CONTRACTORS, FARMERS, AND OTHERS. Important Sale of Surplus Contractors' Plant, Machinery, etc. Mr. Frederick F. Meager (Fellow of the Auctioneers' Institute), Of the firm of Mtesrs. Beynon and Meager, is favoured with instructions from Meeers. Parkineon and Rodgena, owing to com- pletion of Building Contracts in Swansea, to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, on the above date, at their Premises, STRAND, SWAN- SEA (Tear of Vaughan's Tenements), a Large Quantity of Surplus BUILDERS' AND CONTRACTORS' Plant, viz.: Man's Steam 5-ton Wagon in first-claee order. Winch to lift 2 tons, nearly new; large Quantity of Second-hand Doors, Door Frames, Windows and Sashes, a Quantity of Stable and Common Bricks, a large number of Plasterers' ordinary Trestles, a Quantity of Slates, Ridge Oretrts, Heavy Sling Chains, Carpenter's Clamp, Ladders, Scaffolding Poles, Flooring Boards, Red Spruce Deals, Slate Slabs, Endless Chain Pulley, Zinc Cis- tern, Quantity of Navvy and other Wheel- barrows, Casks, Hods, Corrugated Zinc Sheets, Concrete Platforms, Ashes and Sand Screens, Quantity of Slating Nails, Second- hand Stairs, Quantity of Hoop Iron and Builders' Centres of various eases. Firewood, Ropes, &c. Terms—Oaeh. Sale to commence at 11 a.m sharp. Goods on view Morning of Sale. Auctioneer's Offices: Melbourne House. 7. Melbourne-place, Swansea.. Docks TeL: 335. AUCTION MART. 4, & 5, GOAT-STREET, SWANSEA. Messrs. J. F. Harvey & Sons Have been instructed to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, at their Mart, on TUESDAY N'TIXT, APRIL 22nd, 191;), a. Large and Varied Assortment of Weil-preserved MODERN and ANTIQUE Household Furniture AND OTHER EFFECTS. Sale t.c oommeuoe at 11 a.m. prompt. Auctioneers' Offices; Goat-Street, Swansea. SHORT NOTICE. FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, APRIL 25 & 26. 22. WATERLOO-STREET AND PARK- STREET FURNITURE STORES, CORNER PARK-STREET, SWANSEA. Mr. Arthur S. T. Lucas Has been favoured with .instructions by Mr. Giles Cook, the well known House Furnisher, to SELL BY PUBLIC AUCTION, the whole of his Valuable and High-Class London-made Household Furniture, BEDSTEADS, PIANO, and Other Effects, to make room for the Builders, pievioua to the reconstruction of pieuxises, including » Handsome Bedroom Suites in Oak and Wal- nut, Massive and Nobie Oak and Walnut Sideboards, grand Bhuek Louis Cabinets, 6 very øuOOlantial Parlour and Dining-room Suites in various coverings, 3D handsome Art Oolour ajid other Bedsteads, Wire and Wool Mattresses, Feather Beda. Hundreds of Use- ful Hoawehold Requisites, &e. &c. Sale to commence each day at 11 am. and 7 p.m. Terms: Cash. No E.oeerve. Auctioneer's om. ee: Swansea, end Mumbles. BOUNTY BOROUGH OF SWANSEA. TOWN CLERK'S DEPARTMENT: JUNIOR CLERK. APPLICATIONS are invited for the poet of JUNIOR CLERK in Town Clerk's De- partment. Wages, 7o. per week, increasing according to scale on approved service. Applications in candidate's own handwrit- ing to be sent to the undersigned not later than the 26th April, 1913. n. LANG COATH, Town Clerk. Guildhall. Swansea^ 17th April. 191.). L ,l>iiio PUBLIC NOTICES. PLEASE NOTE-NO LIMIT. ELEVEN EIGHT EIGHT (1188 CENTRAL, THREE LINES) Are the New 'Phone Numbers for T. BARFOOT, Turf Commission Agent, 6. WORCESTER-PLACE, SWANSEA PRELIMINARY NOTICE. GRAND A MATEUR A THLErnC SPORTS at the SWANSEA FOOTBALL GROUND on WKIT-f/IONDAY NEXT. Entry Forms to be obtained from W. J. Morgan, Sherwood, Mumbles. CHAMPION HACKNEY, MACAULAY (7.182) WILL STAND AT FAIRY GROVE FARM, KILLAY, FOR SE-a.i»ON 191.), AND WILL SERVE MARES AT THREE GUINEAS EACH AND FIVE SHILLINGS GROOM FEE. For further particulars to Mr. HENRY JAMES. SWANSEA AND DISTRICT INSTITUTE OF ENGINEERS. MEMBERS AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS are invited to attend a GENERAL MEETING to be held on TUESDAY EVENING, the 22nd inst., in the LECTURE ROOM of the SWANSEA PUBLIC LIBRARY, ALEXANDRA-ROAD, at 7 o'clock prompt., when DR. W. MANSERCH VARLEY will Deliver his Presidential Address. Subject:— "THE TRAINING OF ENGINEERS." A Discussion will follow. Chairman- -THO&. NICHOLS, Esq. (Vice-President). R. A. JONES. Hon. Sec. 9, Kensington-tenrace. Swansea. NETT SALES, TWO-AND- A-HALF ttnes as great as the South Wales Daily Post. Sun Rises 6.1, Sun Sets 6.59. Lighting-up Time, 8.3. High Water, 4.6.
THE "LEADER'S" PROGRESS; We make an announcement to- day, on the authority of the certificate of a firm of Chartered Accountants, to the effect that since the change in the proprietor- ship of the Cambria Daily Leader" in 1909, the circulation of the paper has doubled. The statement refars to the actual number of copies purchased by the public, and does not include copies returned, unsold, voucher copies, or free copies. During this period of steady and continuous growth, the highest point reached on any day was during the railway strike of 1911, when the sales of the paper touched 100,009 copies, We hope some day to be able to announce that that figure represents our permanent circulation. The energies of those who con- duct the Leader and of every member of its staff are bent to that end. The substantial pro- gress that has bean made, and that is still being maintained, en- courage us to hope for still greater results as time goes on. It may be added that advertisers in the "Cambria Daily Leader" are now gladly paying more for the spaoe occupied by their announce- ments than at any time in the his- tory of the paper. We recognise with gratitude that the merchants and traders who use our advertise- ment coiomns have been among the first to realise that a paper so obviously improved in every way, and so unquestionably the pre- dominant daily paper in this part of Waies, is at growing value to them. Our continued progress shall be the warrant for their continued confidence.
the BUDGET TRIUMPH. I pointed out on April 3 last year (says Mr. Chiozzi Money in to-day's "Daily Chronicle") why "humdrum Budgets" have succeeded Mr. Lloyd George's great Budget of 1909—»^the Budget which led the House of Lords, on the advice of Mr. Garvin and others, to commit the happy dispatch. Because Mr. Lloyd George, following Mr. Asquith's further reform of the Harcourt Death Duties, had the courage so to reform taxation as to put more effectually into practice than ever before the principle of "ability to pay," the Budget of 1909-10 was a Budget not only for that financial year, but for niany succeeding financial years. It suffices not only to pay for the burden of Old Age Pensions as it stood in 1909, and the greatly increased demands of the Navy, but to meet further increases under these heads, and also to finance fresh demands. It has met the cost of! Labour Exchanges, and it is now meet- ing the demands of National Health In- surance and National Unemployment I Insurance. It is all very well for Tory critics to! point to the undoubted fact that the! new Land Values duties a.re not yet yielding much revenue, Ihe chief land taxes tu the Budget of 1909-10, however, were those whieii were involved in the reform of the Income Tax, which taxes all income from land, and in the further reform of the Death Duties, which tax not Luly the income from land, but the capital value of land. Fortunately, they do not that only, but they tax, with due regard to the principle of ability to pay, the entire wealth of the country, from whatever source derived; ana, of course, the chief part of the wealth of the United Kingdom is derived not from land or from agricultural operations, but from industry based on fIl materials.
I I'TH BEBYLL, 0 GYMRUI The grand old man of Carnarvon has rendered many services to his coun- try, but not a better than in the penning of the inspiring appeal to Wales, por- tions of which wo translated for yester- day's issue. On the day of its publica- tion there were rumours of compromise, emanating from mysterious places, and promptly denied in well-informed quar- ters. Nevertheless, it is well that the country should respond quickly to the challenge of the Bishop of St. Asaph; that his lordship should know that Wales can be militant also. It was a bad day's business for the Establishment when the Bishop went to Llandudno to sneer at an old minister, to grandly proclaim that the Church was golrig to, draw its skirts together lest it be contaminated by l\o,uconfonmtj> L -1 > The Re". Evan Jones has often roused his country to arms. We hope his "Goleuad" article will awaken the slum- bering forces, and that the Free Churches will realise now the extent of the opposition that has to be met. There ought to be no more sops for people who do not ask for them. Let them have justice—nothing more. It is impossible for iSoncomormiots to enter into negotia- tions with prelates who bold them in contemptuous disregard, and who en- deavour to defame names that Wales holds in peculiar reverence.
WHAT COUNCILLORS KNEW. "Bunkum! Bunkum I" said Mr. D. Davies at the Council meeting anent a remark by the Borough Surveyor. We can give an instance of more bunkum! It is bunkum for a councillor, resident in the ward he represents, to suddenly discover the dangers of cess pits and the indiscriminate tipping of refuse, and to shout about the state of the gulleys. He would have known something of these things long ago had he been in close touch with the ward. But it might be imagined that no officials had ever cailed-tlie attention of the councillors to the sanitary defects. On the contrary! Three years ago a complete return of the houses within the Borough not connected with public sewers was prepared. There were 47 in Brynmelin Ward, and of 20 on Town Hill it was reported that six could be connected to the Garden City hewer— but the leases would run out in eight years. Did anyone then urge that the work should be done, notwithstanding the short leases ? In the East Ward there were no fewer than 203 dis- connected houses, and of many it was said, as it was also said in 1909 of Oak- wood-road, "too low for sewer." In Ffynone Ward there were, then, 222 disconnected houses; in Landore Ward 393; in Morriston 403; St. Helen's 74; and St. John's 73. Of course, the situa- tion of many of these houses on the out- skirts, and in quite undeveloped parts, render proper sewerage a most difficult problem; but it is strange that coun- cillors who are now lustily shouting, in view of a coming event, should not have devoted their attention three years ago to such dangerous conditions as this re- port showed. By 1911 there had been a great extension of sewers and drains, but the medical officer had still to report that "in certain outlying dis- tricts there are still houses which are not drained and sewered; a detailed statement was given in the annualj report for 1909." And with regard to the scavenging, the medical officer reported in 1911 that the arrangements were unsatisfactory, and particularly called attention to the nuisance that existed at Port Tennant. Has anything been done since to fiud less objectionable tipping grounds? it is all very well to protest vigorously to- day about the state of things. Where have the members been since the publi- cation of the report? "A sanitary in- spector," said the doctor to the Coun- cil, "cannot possibly be aware of every unsatisfactory condition in his district as soon as it arises. The inspector for the Brynmill district is in charge of the whole of the St. Helen's, Victoria and Castle Wards. His duties are such that he cannot visit every part of his district daily, or even weekly." We would have thought that the councillors of the wards would have materially assisted him in his task.
Thomas Marshall ,employed at Kew Gardens, was killed at Manor-road level crossing, Richmond, the horse attached to the cart which he was driving dash- ing into the gates. Greenock port ie congasted with vessels bringing sugar cat goes—prin- cipally beet sugar—from Continental ports, the majority of the consignments coining from Hamburg and Danzig. Jveporting yesterday on a collision between an electrkj passenger train and an empty stock train at Manors East, on the North-Eastern Railivay, Colonei von Dcnop states that the accident mast be entirely attributed to the 111;3- take of a signalman who pulled the wrong lever. At Yarmouth yesterday a Gorleston man named Jones, aged :25, single, fell into a vat of boiling liquid used for tanning herring nHtAs, death being practically instantaneous. During the threshing of a wheat stack at Stor+foi-d Park Farm, Bishop's Stort- ford, yesterday,1 four terriers killed over 270 rats. Last yar a, -st"k on th? I- Mm? farm yielded 250 Mt&.
Confessions of a Lord Mayor. I I A Lay Sermon. By the LORD MAYOR OF CARDIFF* Y OU have heard men say-I Know that my brother Mayor ol Swansea has heard it said—that Christianity is played out. Is it? The I people who say so know nothing about it. If I want to know what Christianity is I go to my old mother. I have heard it said in Cardiff, in some of our parks there on Sunday, that tha Christian religion has died out, that we must have something else, that we must have a socialism of modern type. The old notions are the best. I stand by the old notions. Oh no," but says the modern young man, with a cigarette in his mouth, and dangling his walking stick, "it doesn't really pay I It really dosen't!" I can say, as a public man of many years experience, that Christianity has paid me. Ah yes! It has kept my feet from straying. it: has enabled me to stand in the face 01 temptation. It has helped me, sus- tained me in my public life. It has been poor enough as it is, but it would have been much worse but for the faith of my forefathers. Have you ever heard of a young man prospering in life wh6 was cruel to his mothers I never have. It would be most unscriptural. It would be against the teaching of the old book. I have been a poor follower of my church. I know I have many failures to my account, but I am not going to desert it even if I am a Lord Mayor. A Lord Mayor! After ail, wnat is it? 1. bllall be Morgan Thomas when this year is out. When I come to the end of my life, it is I, myself, that shall be judged. I "The Bible!" says pome young man, "Isn't it a bit out of date? You are not so silly as to believe the story of the Garden—-why it is only a myth 1" Is it? I don't care when the world was created. The Book said that it was in the beginning. 1 am not par- ticular about dates; I don't care whether the books of Moses were written by him or not, or whether Paul wrote the Hebrews. One thing I know. That is what we have to get back to. I want you young men and women to know one thing, to believe one thing, to have one conviction, to beiieve in one principle—and to stick to it at all costs. Yes, it will be said, it is all very well for the Lord Mayor of Cardiff to talk like that. The world is going easy for you. Is it? You don't know any- thing about it. I have had anything but an easy time. I am not a rich man. I am a poor man-that is no dis- grace to me—and I shall never be rich in this world's goods. But I know this: I should never have been able to go through my trials and difficulties were it not for my faith. I don't say it boastfully. I should never have been Lord Mayor were it not that 1 was brought up in a Christian home. That is my opinion. Some may laugh at it. I know I shall make a better Lord Mayor this year the nearer I stick to my principles. < < Which does Swansea want? Wider streets for one thing, I daresay the Mayor will say: Other things too. But Swansea, like Cardilf, wants most Christians. Swansea wants devotee men and women, who will give it self- less service, who will think little or nothing of themselves, and give them- selves entirely to others. [On total abstinence]. I am going to have clean hands in this business this year. I can't understand men and women who are membars of Christian churches and declining to be total abstainers. You have only to go through the dark alleys of Swansea, and iisten to the wails of the children. to know your duty in this respect. Don't argue about your religion. That is waste of time. Religion is not to be argued about, but to be believed; and, with belief in it, to live it. We have too much professional religion to- day. There is too much importance put upon having the name on the church book, to the mere attending of servioes. Religion is living. If our profession of religion on the Sunday and our attendances on Sunday, don't make us better men and women on the Monday morning, then its mere profes- sionalism. That's why church and chapel-going is going out of fashion. There is too much professionalism, and not enough religion—too much theoris- ing, too much creed and dogma, and too little gospel. There is something wrong with a man when he wants a new theology. No, no. After twenty-five years of public life, having done something I hope for the service of society, if I am to continue to be of what good I can be, if I am to strive to do my utmost to make my city better, to remove its evils, to purify its life, 1 have got to keep to the faith of my fathers, I have to hold stedfast to the old beliefs that have kept me so far, and will, I hope, keep me to the end. *At Crug-glas Chapel, Swansea, last j night.
MANSELTON:SARK. I To fite Editor. Sir,-It would be no news to you were I to state that at Manseiton we have a Park. But I am sure you are not aware of the scandalous state of the approaches to it. It is no exaggeration, when I state that, if any one wishes to enter through the Manseiton.road entrance he must do so at the sacrifice of sinking into lUud about a foot deep. At the other entrance-one has to jump about three or four ditches if he wants to escape a watery grave. People who enter the Park with children, are obliged to carry them, and you can see three or four children often waiting to be carried over. Older folk in preference to jumping ditches and skidding over yards of mud, walk about the roads I shail soon expect to see the Park closed altogether. The Superintendent in hi« wisdom has locked one gate, on account, no doubt, of the delapidated state of of the entrance. It has been loosed for some time, and 1 would sug- gest that a notice be set up on the other entrance, stating the second gate is closed. Let a proper pathway be made, or a footbridge erected. would be obiijged were you to give tills oubhc.tv.—lours, etc.. | FW*rmer. j I
￼ ￼ t 3 .1- ? ?News & Views m Ths "Times" to be 2d. I I And and alter Monday, May o, the price or the "Times" newspaper will be redut-ed from iid. to 2d. American. An. Americail tourist, after seeing the great Victoria Fails, admitted, wirwi a, re- gretful sigh: "Waf, I guess, after that, iAiagarais jest a perspiration." Explaining the Turkey Trot. t. -1" l I I v\ nit Kind o dance is this J. ur- key Trot, Willier" Weel, its itke this, noo. Ye tak-I yer partner, ye push her forrit, ye pull her back, an' ye tirrl her roun' whiles.) — Punch." Mothers and Sons. Mother; What a very nice little boy Freddy is—so quiet and well-bo- haved. feon: Well, I'm blowed You mothers are rum! That's what Freddy's motner always says about niel- "Punch." Franchise Bills. it is understood by the "Times" that tue two days which the Govern- ment will allot to the second reading stage of Mr. Dickinson's Woman bUll- I-ago Bill are Monday and Tuesday, May 5 and 6. It is not expected tnat the second reading of the Plural Voting Bill will be taken before Whit- suntide. Our Direct Revenues. J i om Income Tax and Death Duties (says Mr. Chx>zza Money), we shall pivoabiy be raising in the next. financial which is about £ 2U,U0u,000 more tnan in lWb-8. It is not too paucii to say that that i^,000,U0U, in addition to maintaining the defends of the Empire, spells the succouring of millions or poor people per annum. More Modern Maxims. Marriage is a man's afterthought but a woman's intention. Some people's means don't justify their spend. It is better a thousand times to give yourself away than to sell yourself. We believe in ourselves blindly, but we expect proof from others. Indian clubs are good for the liver, London clubs are not.—From The Tatler." Angry Passhoiders. feeason ticket holders in the north are growling at a new scheme which compels them to show their contracts six times a day-four times at the barriers and twice on the trains. Nor is the visiting card accepted, pas- sengers having to pay their tares and risk having them refunded. The sug' gestion is made that the French system of having a photograph of the owner affixed to each ticket should be adopted. Alfred Noyes in America. Air. Alfred Noyes, the poet, is now on a visit to America. After poetry, the one thing in which Mr. Noyes is interested is international peace, and in New York be said that as things are going now in Europe, there will be no money for relief of poverty, for work- ing-class education or insurance, for old-age pensions, for fights with tuber- culosis and other diseases, for decent homes, for culture-but all for militarism. Materlinck and Belgium. Maeterlinck's support of the Bel- gian strikers emphasises the attitude he iias for many years entertained towards the ruling classes of his native land. There us no independence in Bel- gium," he remarked two years ago, when refusing an invitation to take part in the celebration of the 75th. anniversary of Belgian independence- Belgium is ruled by Clericalism," lie added, and with the exceptions of Turkey and Russia, it has the most re* actionary Government in ikixope." Wallflower Early Paris. This useful plant is undoubtedly one of the most valuable of Wall- flowers, owing to the long period it may be had in bloom. By sowing seeds now, flowers may be had from the end of the summer on through the autumn and wint-er-providing they are planted in a warm. sheltered spot and the weather mild—till the spring, when they axe followed by the Wall- flowers that are usually grown, giving us this favourite flower most of the year. The Early Paria type can be had in yellow and brown shades, and seed is cheap.—" The Garden." Strikers' Fare in Belgium. The strikers' cookery book, gays Mr. Ernest Smitn, who is following we Belgian trouble tor the "Daily News and I.,eader" ) contains ten recipes for soup and six recipes for preparing chea.p, substantial, tasty dishes of pota- toes, carrots, pumpkins and celery. Some ot these are very interesting- The cheapest menu for 100 persons ia the onion soup 2 kit onions at 2Oc. 40 Various vegetables 2.00 Fat meat or bones 80 8 kil. potatoes 80 Toasted bread 30 4.30 I I That works out at less tnan iQ. per poI. tion of soup. "Tm FaHure of ReHgIOll." In the latest number of the ,Cath- lie Review" —the Roman Catholic quas- teriy—there is a rather striking artid0 by the Editor on "The Failure of Pell- ,Ihat reiigioil i 'I glon in England." Tiaat religion is rail- ing, and railing miserably, to hold we people of this country is, lie says, a faCti 01 such tremendous significance tha.t the mauy even to realise the meaning ci the event that- is in progress beiore ttieir eyes. ten years ago, it is noted, the popula- tion oi .Liverpool was <0,047 to day it is 752,021, yet there has been an actual decline in the number of worshippers of 18,066. me writer contends that what is true of the North is true of London and the South also; and "even the Celtic tera- ptrauieut of Waies^s feeling the influ- ence of the movement away ironi Gall." The New Cunard Liner" Aquitania." The "Aquitania," to be launched from be yard oi the builders, Messrs- John Brown and Co., Ltd., Clydebank, combines, in her design and construe- tion, the experience and invaluable in- formation deduced from the construc- tion and performance of the Lusi- tania" and "Mauretania," and tha many other famous ships that have preceded her under the Cunard flag. Each succeeding vessel built for the Company during the seventy-three years of its existence has in one way or another marked an advance on its immediate predecessor. The principal figures of the Aqui- tania" are:— Length 901 feet. Breadth 97 feet. iDepth vo boat deck 82 feet 6 inches. Gross tonnage 47,0P0 tons. Speed 23 knots. l Accommodation for 3.250 passengerc and a crew of nearly 1,000. t j 1