SWANSEA POLICE COURT. I Saturday.—Before Messrs. A. H. Thomas (Chairman) and W. F. Richards. ———— James Rcujch (41), hobbler, drunk and disorderly in Carl ton-tcrrace, on April 18th, was fined 15s. or 14 days.— This was his thirty-second appearance. Benjamin Grey (35), boiler coverer, and Frances Grey (26), were charged with allowing two children, one aged four years and another four months old, to be in Brynynior-cresoent for the purpose of inducing the giving of alms. Benjamin Crrey was fined 20s. or 14 days, and the other defendant was cau- tioned. Thomas Vigors, stoker, Gowerton, was summoned for using indecent language.—Defendant denied the I offence, and the Bench dismissed the case.
(News & Views I His Wife's Birthday. I Guest: "Delightful party you are having to-night, old fellow." Host: Y es, I am giving it to my wife. It is the twelfth anniversary of her thirtieth birthday." "London Opinion." Old Maids and Bachelors. "The lcnliest old maid," says Mr. P. Y. Redmayno in "The Gulf Be- tii-c-eii (? tween" (Wells Gardner), "i." never -so ionoly as a real old bachelor. The worst part of an old maid's life is the begin- ning of it, and the worst part of a bachelor's the end. Old men usually wand er about alone, and spin- ¡ sters go in pairs." Housing and the State. Unionists, who introduce a Hous- ing Bill, are faced with a dilemma, the painful nature of^which Mr. Walter Long recognised yesterday (says the "Daily News and Leader. ) Once admit that there is need for such a measure, that millions of the poor in town and country are miserably reduced to shelter in cions unfit for human beings, and you are formulating an in- d:ctment against the landlord claii, which owns and controls the land of England. Justice for the Middle-aged. Many of the middle-aged authors (,<;<I,Y5 Sir William Robertson NicolL, are doing work not inferior to their very best, and it is for the critics to see that the I see that they get justice. Let the young be encouraged, but let not the elder men be elbowed out. Life is long, and they say it is getting longer. An imaginative writer who lives by his pen, and who begins to produce early, must of necessity produce much. If ho becomes careless and unconscientious, lt him pay the penalty of his mis- deeds. But if he goes on doing his best, let him be cheered on. The King and Will Crooks. Rumour has it that the King de- clared himself annoyed at the absence of Mr. Will Crooks, M.P., from the official ceremonies during the Royal Visit to Woolwich last week. Mr. Crooks was not to blame, for those re- sponsible forgot to invite him to meet his Majesty, and the member for the borough contented himself with stand- ing in the street with the ordinary citi- zens. King George recognised him in the crowd, and as soon as he returned to Buckingham Palace he caused Lord Stamfordham to write a letter of re- gret to Mr. Crooks. Family Funerals Limited. Owing to the frequency of weak excuses for leave of absence from work, many employers have framed a special code of rules to govern days off. The following are the regulations of one London firm:- 1.—One day off for funeral of any relative where death certificate is pro- duced 2.—All marriages and honeymoons to be arranged during annual holidays or not at all. 3.-The burying of more than three uncles or aunts a year not accepted as an excuse for 'Jj-cnoe. 4.—For sickness where it is proved days off allowed. How to Maks an Effective Speech." To the first volume of "The Book of Public Speaking," Dr. T. J. Macnamara Parliamentary Secretary to the Ad- miralty, supplies some hints on how to make an effective speech. He is no be- liever in the "born orator," and con- siders that the first essential is hard work "The inin w h o i,- "The man who is going to make a good speech must tin;t of all immerse himself in his subject. He must read all there is to be read about it; he must think about it hc4 must talk about it. And particularly must he master completely the view of the other side." This, of course, applies to the set speech only. One Result of the Primrose Cult. Primrose Day, which occurs to-day, will recall the curious connection • of "Dizzy" with the fiower to which he compared fried eggs One larnentaJble result of this ludi- crous association of a politician with the modest wilding which Buskin con- sidered a type of "flowers of gracious breeding" is that primroses arc rapidly disappearing from the public woodlands and commons near London. The plant has Leen practically extir- pated from Epping Forest, except in the outlying fragment that lies between Epping Town and Harlow, where this spring a keeper is guarding the blos- soms against th3 professional flower- raiders who pick for the market. Future of the Weish Bill. Owing to the time that has been occupied, and will/yet be occupied, by the Temporary Collection of Taxes Bill and the Suffragist Prisoners Release Bill, the Government have abandoned the intention of bringing forward be- fore Whitsuntide the resolutions allo- cating the time for the reconsideration of the Home Rule and Welsh Disestab- lishment Bills. There will be a separate resolution for each Bill. As the Homk: of Lords have refused in the case of both the Irish and Welsh Bills to consider even the principle of either measure, the Government do not propose to deal with the question of amendments in the present Session. This means (says "H. J." of the "Daily Chronicle") that the Committee and report stages will become super- fluous. The number of days to be al- lotted to the Irish Bill will not exceed ten; it may not be more than eight; half that number is mentioned as the outside figure for the Welsh Bill.
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FACTS. < -s>- iREE IMPORTS THE SALVATION OF WtLiH TOlATi TRADi. USELESS COMPARISONS. (By Councillor I. II. GWYNNE.) Your local contemporary, in com- menting upon my notes of last week in reference to the tinplate trade and its present depression, winds up with the following:—"The folly of the free import system will be fully realised, but too late to have any practical effect. There will then be no scope for word spanning: and figure manipulation by Labour leaders, for the workmen left will be in no mood to listen to ex- planations as to why industries had de- cayed, because left naked to the at- tacks of trade ene-mie" IJ Fast ex-j periencQ has taught us, and the pro- j sent condition emphasises, the same j fact, that our own salvation as a trade is in retaining our present free im- j port system. Wre shall at all times be subject to spasmodic periods of Qb- pression, whicn naturaiiy arises in the ordinary course of events. The tr;!d? a?s suffered ?n the past from period3 of depression, and the trade still sur- vives, and we are also accustomed to hear the voice of the prophet proclaim-' ing that the day of our glory has passed away, yet we experienced j periods of exceptional prosperity up to1 some six or nine months ago. j A "Dying" Trade. I Did not Mr. Joseph Chamberlain de-1 clare some years ago that our trade! was a dying one, that we would soon, crumple to the ground, and that in a very few years the manufacture of thiplates in South Wales would becomei extinct r But what are the facts" We j have been producing at least 50 per cent. more tinplates in South Wales alter that period than we ever did previously, and I have no reason for believing that we shall not do so again in the future, provided we retain our present system of froe imports. This has been and will be the kernel of our success. I am reminded that 1 pointed out the seriousness of the American competition, in my comparison of the exports of tinplates from America in the year 1910 as compared with that of 1912, and the loss this menat to our trade, which was equally to the output of 8.5 mills. I have always been accustomed to look at facts in their true cakedness, but I also gave a reason for this competition, and no Tariff Reformer has yet been able to produce any agreement to prove that by adopting Tariff Reform this com- petition could be prevented. It is use- lesf- comparing our meth<xh of trading with that of the Cnited States. They are primarily a producing and consum- ing country; they have the profits made upon the production consumed in their own country to assist them to dump or sell their overplus to foreign markets. We on the other hand ex- port parctically what we produce. In fact, as has aiready been stated, we are the greatest dumj)ers n the world so that we cannot be placed upon an equal basis with America in this re- spect. No method of Tariff Reform can ever be brought about that will not have the effect of increasing the cost of the finished article, a.nd if we fir¡-(¡ is difficult at present to compete with other countries, it stands to reason that if our price goes up it will have a I tondeClcy to make our diiEciutiM. ?'oater rather than relieve our posi- tion. I America and Canada. I I then we are again reminded of what might have happened among the four- teeu million farmers in America if the British Government had threatened to impose a wheat duty. I am not so much concerned as to what would have happened amongst tho American farmers, but I am very much concerned as to what would have happened amongst the forty million bread eaters in the country, if the British Govern- ment dared to impose a duty upon wheat coming into this country. We do know who ?ouid have to pay the j duty, and we also know who h?s got to pay the duty in other pot-bound tariff I countries. The position in Canada is ) easily explained. The Americans by some means have been able to introduce I tinplates undfT- a certain schedule that was never intended, and have thus given them an advantage over the Welsh producers, but this is now being dealt- with, and there is every reason ior believing that we shall again 'TI this trade. At present it may no? be wise to deal with this point any further. I am supposed to have taken the coal strike of last year as a perfect sheet anchor. I did nothing but take the figures from the returns of the Ameri- can Government, and they prove con- clusiveiy, that what I had previously stated was correct. Can any persoù] explain away my figures. In Januarv, 1912, American exports amounted to 1,1,906 tons; in February, 4,757 tons; in March the strike had commenced and the American exports amounts to 6.390 tons in April and May ,11,000 tons and 10.218 tons respectively. This is dur- ing the period of the str:ke. Then take. I the last two months of the year, Novem- ber and December, and their exports j only amount to 4,054 tons and 4,521 tons respectively I The Effect of the Strike. Will any one for a moment contend that the exports of America would have gone up from 4,000 tons to 11,000 in two months if no strike had taken place, And is not the fact that their exports dwindled to 4,000 tons by the end of the year further proof that the. ¡I strike was responsible for their increased i exports during these months and does it not undermine the assertion that tho Coal Strike only meant the deferment until tho end of the year of a con- gestion, which in its absence would have happened months earlier." We should not lose sight (.f the fact that once you have lost a customer he is not easily regained. I should like to make it distinctly clear that I do not con- template a reduction in the labour cost of tinplates, and I do not want an in- creased cost in the production by any artificai means suggested by Tariff Reform speculators. I merely pointed out a fact which cannot be contra- dicted: that, once the price of tin plates go beyond a certain figure, there is a class of consumers that resorts to glass, earthenware, and cardboard, in prefer- ence to tinplates, inasmuch as they are cheaper, and we cannot hope to regain I this trade until it is possible to reduce the price of the box of tinplates. The effect of restricting the output would bring into the markets the speci- fications for orders already booked by the firms in South Wales, and this would be of vital importance at this present moment. The trade is suffer- ing for the want of specifications for I orders already upon the books. The 1 fact that an order has been secured from the Standard Oil Company is proof that the Americans are relaxing their l grip upon the WeL-h trade.
H i 1 f 1 .-lí j ja||j f Detective Ikras Detective urns Li and the = | 1 Mysterious Disappearance 1 Mr. "Millionaire" Martin I a j f ¡I! 1t:f,I,<?)"i«">:r,>' ''it:¡iff¡¡¡$' !8. IF you want to know all about the extraor- dinary case of Mr. J. W. Martin, the U .LL\.merican" Millionaire," whose sudden dis- j L appearance in the West End is one of the L mysteries of London, youmust get to-morrow's Jj I d 1 Lloyd's News !In Liayds News w*ll also be told for the first HH] ill time in this country the full story of some of ) di the great cases which Detective Burns, the 3 famous American crime-tracker, who is searching for Mr. Martin, has dealt with. This has been written = Exclusively for Lloyd's News LM-l a I by a friend of the great detective, who has j = • had access to authentic reports explaining = Mr. Burns's methods and giving an account of his adventures while hunting down notorious crooks." It will be fully illustrated by PHOTOGRAPHS AND SPECIAL DRAW- I G S. Detective Burns J and the u Mysterious Disappearance J ) of. I Mr. "Millionaire" Martin- = fa I II-II Ir ï jg |
SANGER'S CIRCUS. I GIGANTIC SHOW'S BRIEF VISIT TO II SWANSEA. SPLENDID ENTERTAINMENT. I "Sanger" is a magic word. It draws. Draws even in the rain. The big green tent in Victoria Park seats 6,000. In spite of the dowupour, it was hllod on Friday afternoon. The Show in Victoria Park does not belie its reputation. To begin with r o begin 11 1 "Punpo" runs a glaring red, right through the whole pattern. You can- not get rid of "Pimpo." Fortunately no one wants to. lis fight with the eiephant, and incidentally, the ele- phant's fight with him is one of the most glaring bits of elephantine humour Swansea has struck. The Sisters Della Casa, three ladies, three elephants, and three horses, give an astounding performance. Then the pony "Snow DTOp" is one of the prettiest bits of horse flesh ever seen. His turn, ending up with a troupe of daring dogs running in and out be- tween the horse's legs and between the spokes of the carriage which, while the latter is in full motion, is great. But, on the point of equine beauty there's littie to pick between the brother and sis-ter Snow Flake, and Snow Drop, both of which were bred by Lord John Sanger at his Stud Farm, Horley, Surrey. Sanger's famous sea lions are extra- ordinary too. Other items include the York Troupe of horizontal performers, the Pony of Beauty, The Sidneys, Australia's premier versatile per- formers, Miss Victoria George's trained horse, "Emperor," The Jacksons, "equestrians urt-to-datel" The Fishers, aerial gymnasts, and the Sanazzaro Troupe of eight, who get through equestrian feats that are both smart, beautiful and startling, and the Band, which drowns all in music. Attached to the circus is a b g menagerie, which unfortunately was not on show on Friday afternoon, owing to the weather, but which will (W.P.) be exhibited after each performance.
As the result of a benefit match get- up some time ago for the benefit of Danny Jones, the old Welsh Inter- national half-back, the committee have been able to hand over the nice sum of £ 35. We are asked by the committee and Danny himself to express their gratitude to the public for the splendid support given
REV. R. ROWLAND ROBERTS. Since his acceptance of the Chested pastorate, the Rev. R. Rowland Roberts has not preached at Swansea, and we therefore anticipate that, at to-morrow's anniversary of Alexandra- road Chapel, he will be listened to, at the three services, by large congrega- tions. Mr. Roberts is to preach also on the Monday evening. The Rev. Rowland Roberts is one of the most brilliant preachers of the Methodists, and some of his sermonw are considered among the classics of the Corph.
For To-day's RACING see Page FIVE, r Printed and Published for the Swanres Press, Ltd., by HOWARD CORBETl at Leader Buildings, Swansea,
SUNDAY SERVICES. Pantygwvdr Men's Meeting. 'XXDEXOMISATIONAl. YO-MORROW (SUNDAY) at 3. IN pASTYGWYDR GAPTIST CHAPEL. UPLANDS. SPECIAL MEETING Conducts by NATIONAL OOMMEIWIAL TEMPERANCE LEAGUE. Chairman—Mr GWILYM MORGAN, J.P. I Speaker—Mr. A. AUBREY JONES.1 Soloist—Mr. B. J. DAVIES. Mr. D. MORRIS SAMUEL and Mr. F. BEOR will aieo take part, in the Service. 11 and 6.30: Rev. A. Beynon Phillips p A-XTYGWYDR B APTIST CHAPEL. I rpABERNACLE E G LlSH gAPTIST QKAPEU I TO-MORROW (SUNDAYi. APRIL 20th. I Morning at 11: Rev. R. J. WiSioughby (Paftor). Evening at 6.30: THE PASTOR'S (Rev. R. J. WIXI/OUGHBD MONTHLY SERMON TO YOUNG PEOPLE ¡ Stibject-" lSFLUEXCE," Solos will be rendered by ILis* Hettie Davies. Sunday School at 2.5 p.m. MEN'S BIBLE CLASS at WAUNWEN BOARD SCHMLS, LION-STREET, at 2.45 p.m. THE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIOX- MR. T. J. EEES, B.A. Will Sp^-ak at WESLEY BROTHERHOOD. TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), 3 to 4. Oil "ELEMENTARY EDUCATION: YESTERDAY, TO-DAY & TO-MOSiiOW." Chairman—Mr. Councillor DAVID DAVIES (Editor, Daily Post. CIRCLE GLEE SINGEES will give selections. Following Sunday—Speaker: Mr. T. W. Jameo, Solicitor, on "Citizenship." CANAAN CHAPEL, ST. THOMAS. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), APRIL 20th. ,I Irea,c hero:- Me ruing at 11: Rev. E. WORTH tNC, Evening at 6.30: Rev. C. J. EVANS, B.A. Afternoon et :0.; MUSICAL SERVICE AND ORCAN RECITAL. Orga-niet-Mr F. H. DANIEL. WESLEY CHAPEL, OOLLEGE-STREET, TO-MORROW (SUNDAY). APRIL lith. Preachers-Morning at 11: fR. H EMMIN G. Evening at 6.50— I R EV STANLEY M. B UTTERS. B.A. WESLEY BROTHERHOOD. 3-4. Speaker-Mr. T. J. EEES, B.A. (Director of Education;. —Men, Come in Crowd& ^LBEBT HALL. SWANSEA. THE R EV. OSCAR gNELLTNQ Will Preach (D.V.) NEXT SUNDAY in the ALBERT (LARGE) HALL. At 11 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Seats All Free. w A-LTEIL ROAJJ CONGREGATION AT CILUILCIL. TO-MOBEOW (SUNDAY), APRIL 2frth. Preacher- lptev- JENKINS (Futor). Services: Morning at 11. Evening at 6.30. Sunda.y School at 2.45 p.m. Adult Class conaucied by the Pastor. YORK PLACE BAPTIST CHAPEL. TO-MORROW (SUNDAY;. A-PRIL 20th. Preacher- R EV. rp AA, 7. GEORGi; (Neath). Services: Mo rain g at 11. Evening At 6.30. School And Bible Ca-,es at 2.45. s KETTY ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH (Council &UOC)&. Ul.r:c"lroa.¡¡). TO-MOREOW (SUNDAY), APRIL 20th. Preacher- REV. JULIAS VANS. Services: Morning at 11. Evening at 6.30 Sunday School at 2.45. Adult Bible Classes. F LEET-ST. CONGREGATIONAL CHUECH. TO-MORROW (SUNDAY). APRIL 20th. .Preacher- R EV. g QYKON J^EWIS (Pastor). Services: Morning at 11. Evening at 6.. Sunday School at 2.46 p.m. RIKIT-IVE METHODIST CHURCH. PKLLrSTEEET. TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), APRIL 2fth. Preacaer- R FV. gAMUEL BRYANT- Services: Morning at 11, Evening at 6.30. MEN'S MEETING AT a. Chairman—Mr. FRED TUCKER. Speaker-Rev, S. BRYANT. Soloist-Mi liettie Da,yiee. Everybody Weloonie.. CIlBISTADELPHLAN MEETING ROOK. St. Helen's Hall St. Helen's-road. You are cordially invited to a FREE ECTUBE on SUNDAY NEXT (D.V.), at fi p ra. Sabje-et:- fELL: WHERE IT IS, AND WHAT IT IS." By Mr. P. LLEWELLYN. q bring your Bible for reference, re Free. XO CoUeettoa. i SUNDAY SERVICES. Y.M.C.A. TO-MORROW (SUNDAY) AT 3 P.M. }IEN'S OWN. Speaker— REV. W. MEREDITH Piani&tr-Mr. A. Davieev, F.R.C.O A.R.C.M. —ALL MEN HEARTILY INVITED.— s T. A NDREW'S pRESBYTEEIAN k3 j?L t c RUWH. ST. HSI»EN'S-EOAD. TO-MOEEOW (SUNDAY), APRil, 20th. Preacher- Rev. Robert Greenshields, M.A., ED. Evening' Subject:— "THE UNOBTRUSIVEXESS OF GOD'S WAYS." Free Seats. All are Welcome. gALVATION k BMY, g WAN SEA. TOMORROW (SUNDAY), APRIL 20th. COMMISSIONER EDW. J. HIGCiNS will Address SPECIAL MEETINGS in the GRAND THEATRE, WESTERN-STREET, a.t 3 and 6.45 p.m. The Commissioner is the Leader of the Army's Forces in the United Kingdom. He po\Ss*e«eee rich stores of information, and is a most acceptable Speaker. ^50UNT jpLEASANT c HAPFJ- SWANSEA. TO-MOEKOW (SUNDAY), APRIL 20th. Preacher: -z" REV. H. C. MANDER (Pastor). Soo ioef: Morning at 11. Evening at 6.30 MOUNT CALVARY BROTHERHOOD U.L MANSELTON. TO-MOEEOW (SUNDAY), APRIL 20th. (From 5 to 4). Speaker—Mr. H. S. SMART (Secretary, Swansea Y.M.C.A.J. Subject-" TEMPTATION." Soloist—jlisi* Dorothy Phillips (Waunwen). Aceompanist-Mitis G. Howells. C.R.A.M. C hainnan—Mr. GRIFF. WILLIAMS (ilanselton). ALL MEN INVITED. The Rev. W. F. KNIGHT (Pastor) will preach at 11 a.nd 6.30. QAPEL GOMEE, SWANSEA. TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), APRIL Wth. I Preacher.—Morning at 11: I Rev. 11ERMAS EVA?S (CwmbwrltL). Evening at 6.30: Dr. GOMER LEWIS (Pastor). Sunday School at 2.30 p.m. OXFORD-STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH. TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), APRIL 20th. Morning at 11: Rev. G. W. HICKS. Afternoon at 2.45: Pastor's Bible Class. Evening at 6.30: F. SPARROW. Welcome.- BETHESDA ?BEDYDDWYR CYMREIG) ÁbR'lA WE.' YFORY (SUL), EBRILL 20, 1913. Pregethwr: p jplLLCE (Sweinidogi Boreu 11, Hwyr 6.30. Ysgol Snl 2.30. Seddau rhyddion a chroesaw i bawb. Cyaniiideb yn oedia'r hwyr. MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHAPEL. WALTER. ROAD. SWANSEA. TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), APRIL 20th. Preacher— RE". J. "W KETTLE (Paator). Services: Morning at 11, Evening at 6.30. Hearty Invitation to All. All Seata Free ANNIVERSARY SERVICES, SUNDAY. APRIL 27th, 1913. PreEvcher—Eev F G BEN SKIN, M.A. 'Bristol). RHYDDINGS PARK C.M. CHAPEL. EHYDDIIMGS PARK-ROAD. TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), APRIL 20th. Preacher: IR, Ev. E. P. JJUGHES (Pastor). Services: Morning at 11. Evening at 6.3C. Prayer Meeting n* 10 15 a.m. s T. HELEN'S BAPTIST CHAPEL (Madoc- JO street). TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), APRIL ZOtà. PreacMr- INI R. E. J. SADLER. Services: Morning at 11, Evening at 6.30. School and Bible Classes at 2.45. MANSELTON ENGLISH CONGREGA- TIONAL CHURCH iManselton-roai. 8wansea). TO-MORROW (SUNDAY). APE EL 20th. Preachers.—Morning at 11: v. GRIFFITH J. EVANS, B.A. (Pastor). Evening at 6.30: Rew. T. LLYNFI DAVIES, M.A. (Canaan). Sunday School at 2.30. ■jyjmiNT ZION BAPTIST CHURCH. TO-MOEEOW (SUNDAY), APRIL 20th. Preachers.—Morning at 11: Rev. LLYNFI DAVIES, M.A. Evening at 6.30: Rev. E. WORTHING (Pastor). Sunda-y School and Bible Classes 2.45. BRUNSWICK WESLEYA.N CHAPEL. aT. HELEN'S-ROAD. TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), APRIL 28th. Preachers- Morning at 11: Rev. T. LLEWELLYN JONES. ETening at 6JO: v. W. STEPHEN GILL. T. PAUL'S CONGREGATIONAL CHUECH, SWANSEA (near the Hospital). TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), APRIL 20th. Preacher- REV. J. GILBERT REES (pastor). Services: Morning at 11, Evening at 6.3C. AEGYLE CHAPEL ST. HELEN'S-ROAD, SWANSEA. TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), APRIL 20th. Preacher— REV. A. WTNNK fHOMAS ( Services; Monung at 11, EVGitwr at i..W. ) RAILWAY ANMOUNCEMENTS. "^g7w7R^ EXCURSIONS. COLWALL RACES. MONDAY, APRIL 21.-DAY TRIP to HEREFORD, COLWALL, and MALVERN. Leave Swansea (High-street) 7.30 30.111., Neath 7.58, Bridgend 8.56, IAajitrisant 9.17 a.m. LUDLOW RACES. THURSDAY and FRIDAY, APRIL 24 and IZS.-DA Y TRIP to BROMFIELD (foe the Raceoouree?. Leave Swansea (High-street) ?7.30 a.m.. Neath 7.58, Bridgend 7.53, Uan- trisant 8.22 a.m SATURDAY, APRIL 26.—HAIiF-DAY TRIP to BRIDGEND (Eugby Football, Bridgend v. Abcravon). fjeave Neath 3.20 p.m., Port Talbot 3.35. Pyle 3.47 p.m. BETUEN hD p.m. For details see bills or send postcard to Stations or Offices. FRANK POTTER, General Manager. SUNDAY SERVICES. ST. JJELEN'S-BD. CONGREGATIONAL QHUBCH. TO-MOEEOW (SUNDAY), APRIL 20th. Preacher- REV. THOS. SINCLAIR EVANS. Services: Morning at 11, Evening at 6.30. —A— Sale of Work (FANCY ARTICLES. &c.) will be held in THE SCHOOLROOMS, ST. HELENS RD, NEXT THURSDAY, APRIL 24th. NOVEL ENTERTAINMENTS, COMPETITIONS. Ac. Opening Ceremony at 2.30 p.m., by Mrs JOHN WILLIAMS, Dulais House. Friend6 will plea6e kep the date in mind. y^LEXANDEA (C.M.) QHUECH. ANNIVERSARY SERVICES, SUNDAY AND MONDAY, APRIL 20th & 21st. Preacher:— REV. R. ROWLAND ROBERTS (Chester). 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 6.30 p.m. MONDAY EVENING at 7.30. SKETTY BROTHERHOOD (UNSECTARIAN). THE USUAL MEETING will be held at WESLEY CHAPEL, SKETTY. On SUNDAY, at 3 p.m. Speaker: REV. W. CLASNANT JONES (Dunvant). Dr. J. A. EAWiuNGS, J.P., will preside. The BROTHERHOOD STRING BAND will lead the singing. —All Men Cordially Invited.— THE FORWARD MOVEMENT. CENTRAL HALL. TO-MOEEOW (SUNDAY), APRIL 20th. Preacbe- REV. W. w ATKLN ^TILLIAMS Soloist—Mr. S. Evans. Afternoon at 3: MEN'S OWN. Speaker- Rev. WATKIN WILLIAMS (Pastor) ¡ Soloist- Mr. Humphreys. R H Y D DIN G S CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH (Top of Finsbury-terroce). I TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), APRIL 20th. Preacher- Pt EV. J. T RHYS (Pastor). Servioes: Morning at 11, Evening at 6.30. Hymn Books Provided. All Seats Free. EBRACE ROAD C.M. CHAPEjL SWANSEA. ¡ TO-MORROW (SUNDAY), APRIL 20th. Preacher:— REV. W. W. LEWIS (Pastor). Services: Morning at 11, Evening at 6.30. School and Bible Classes at 2.45. —A Cordial Welcome.—
WELSH LAND BILL. I It is stated that Mr. Llewelyn Wil- I liams, M.P., has his Welsh Land Bill practically completed.
COMMISSIONER HICCINS' VISIT. I On Sunday next Commissioner I Higgins, who is the leader of the Salva- tion Army forces in Great Britain, will conduct special meetings in the Grand Theatre at three in the afternoon and 6.45 at night. The Commissioner is a very popular officer in the Salvation Army. He is, a racv and eloquent speaker, and as a preacher has been most successful. He II has been in command of the Salvation Army work in America, and as a trav- elling commissioner has visited India, Australia, Japan, Korea, and all Con- tinental countries. The Commissioner will be accom- panied by Brigadier Maxwell, who has earned renown in Army circles as a soloist and musican.
MORRISTON COOD TEMPLARS. At the Good 'iempiars Lodge held at Horeb, Morriston, on Thursday last, a very stirring speech was delivered by "Plenydd," the great Temperance advocate. He urged all the Churches to be more enthusiastic and the every section of the Church of Christ should examine the past history of the liquor traffic, and study its present effocts, and in face of the knowledge it will thus acquire, let it unflinchingly set about the performance of its duty. It mutt, without fear of consequences, or thought of possible difficulties, or dread of unpleasantness, proceed upon its course of practical reform for the pro- tection and the benefit of those for whole welfare and well-being it exists. Solos were rendered by Miss Gwennie Jones and Mr. Edward West. Rev. D. E. Thomas and Mr. John Meredith also spoke. The Rev. W. Salmon, Chi-sf Templar, presided.
Southampton dog show will be held on Thursday next, and the committee have received a record entry of 1,186. Sir. Littleworth, master of the Cheri- ton Otter Hounds, has handled an otter weighing 271b., the heaviest, killed by the pack during his seven years' mastership.
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VOCALIST-CHAIRMAN. LLANDOVERY RURAL COUNCIL'S ANNUAL MEETING. The Llandovery Rural District Coun- cil yesterday unanimously elected Mr. William Evans, Cross lun, Llanddau- sant, chairman for the ensuing year. He is a. member of Talsarn Methodist Chapel, Llanddausant, of which church he has been precentor for the last 40 years. He has been a teacher at the Sunday school for 45 years, and is par- ticularly proud of his achievement of teaching English boys, through the aid of a. Bible, a thorough knowledge of Welsh. He is a good sportsman, and has proved himself to be one of the finest shots in the district. As a vocalist he has won many prizes at Eistedd- fodau. Mr. Thomas Evans, Abernaint, Caio, was appointed vice-chairman. The Llandovery Board of Guardians yesterday unanimously re-appointed Mi Dd. Davies, Rhybid, chairman for the eusuing year. Mr. Davies is a Liberal, a Nonconformist, and has been for many years a momber of the Board of Guardians, Rural District Council, and of the Carmarthenshire County Council. Alderman Thomas Watkins, Golden House, also a Liberal, was re-appointed vice-chairman. A tribute was paid to the past ser- vices of the Rev. John Jones, vicar of Gwynfa. a member who was defeated at the last election.
MISSING MAN FOUND. It will be learned with satisfaction that William Baggs, the ex-sergeant Militia, who was reported to the police as missing from his home at 153, Llan- gyfelach-street, Swansea, has been dis- covered at the Swansea Workhouse. He is for the present remaining H the institution.