y PLAYING WITH FIRE. German Dilly-Dally. "A CRIMINAL GAME" I VERSAILLES, Thursday. I The whole day yesterday the German delegation was in telegraphic communica- tion with the Government in Berlin, and kept informed of the difficulties encoun- tered by Premier Bauer, who summoned both the present and former members of the Cabinet, as well as members of Count Biockdorff-liantzau's mission, in order to appoint a delegation to sign the Treaty. After three meetings three persons con- sented to be included in the delegation. At 6 p.m., however, a wireless message was received stating that the delegation had not been completed. A CRIMINAL GAME." I Prussian Socialist's Protest and I Warning. Berlin, Wednesday (received Thursday). —Interpellating the Prussian Govern- ment in the Prussian National Assembly on its opposition to the signing of the Peace Treaty, the Independent Socialist, Adlof Hoffmann, made a violent attack on the Government in connection with its general policy. lie said, incidentally, that it was a criminal game which was being played in the East, for a collision in the East would be regarded by the Entente as a breach of the Peace Treaty and then the people would have to bear the consequences. You are playing with fire," the De- puty exclaimed. The proletariat and the majority of the people object to the dictatorship of this Government. Do not wonder if it now itself desires to assume the dictatorship so as to bring about rider." The speaker read extracts from numer- ou. leaflets with the object of showing that an attempt was being made to estab- lish a military dictatorship. Replying to this attack the Premier, Herr Hirsch, termed Hoffmann's charges as gross exaggerations and declared that while he -was at first on his return from Weimar resolved to propose the resigna- tion of the entire Cabinet, this interpel- lation had made him change his mind, and the Ministry's further decision would depend on the result of the present de- bate HINDENBURG'S FAREWELL. Copenhagen, Wednesday (received Thursday).—A telegram from Holberg (Pomerania says that, resigning the sup- reme oommand, Field Mar6hal Von Hin- dc-nburg has issued a farewell message to le troops, expressing his thank's to all officers and men, and admonishing to fur- ther united labour for the welfare of the German Fatherland. G#»eral Groner, wjbg lafcqtn t^dored his resignation as CniBf of the General Staff, in consequence of the unconditional aooeptiance of the Peace Treaty, has de- clared his readiness to remain at his post until matters in the East are settled. WHO WILL SIGN? Berlin, Wednesday.—The Berliner Tageblatt" learns that Herr Hermann Mueller, the new Minister for Foreign Affairs, has declined to go to Versailles to sign the Peace Treaty. The Cabinet, the journal adds, will this afternoon try to find suitable persons willing to undertake the task. Herr Erzberger, it is stated, does not wish-, to undertake the njission.-Reuter. [Mueller has good reason to hesitate. At the end of July, 1914, he made a special journey to France to assure the French Socialists that the Social Democrat De puties in the Reichstag would not vote war credits. That promise was broken a week later.] SPECIAL TRAIN. I delegation Probably Settled I Atready. PARIS, Thursday. I Writing, in Le Matin," M. St. Borice says:— Abeix p.m. yesterday Von Lefden had an interview with Col. Henry, in which the latter gave instructions for the special train with which the German Delegation will arrive. We have, there- fore, reason to suppose that the composi- tion of the delegation has already been decided upon, but that it will be kept secret until the conference h," been officially notified.-Exchange. TO RECEIVE THE NAMES. PARIS, Thursday. M. Buasta will come to Versailles at mid-day to-day to get a reply from the German Government regarding the com- position of the German delegation which 1 yiU sign the Peace Treaty.—Exchange.
DIED ON WAY HOME. The death has talcen place at Karachi, India, on June 7th, of Bombardier J. Jones-Parry, late of the London City and Midland Bank,Swansea. The deceased gentleman was on his way home from Mesopotamia, and died of fever. He leaves a widow, Mrs. R. Parry, Mar- ley House. Swansea. His parents are Mr. and Mrs E. Parry. Aberffraw, Anglesey.
525,000 ENDOWMENT. Lord Gianely,. to commemorate the visit of the Prince of Wales to the Royal Show at Cardiff, has decided to provide an endowment fund for the setting up and maintaining of a laboratory of re- search in connection with questions re- lating to agriculture at the South Wales and Monmouth University College. The announcement waslmade at the annual meeting of the Koyal Agricul- tural Society at Cardiff on Wednesday, and it is understood that the actual amount of the gift is £ 25,000.
DANGEROUS PRACTICE. A colliery workman, named Idris Thomas, of 6, Gwendraeth-row, Ponty- berem, was summoned at Llanelly on Wednesday for mounting a moving car- riage on the B.P. and G.V. Railway. Mr. T. R. Ludford, who appeared for the prosecution, said the defendant had for some time been making a practice of getting on the train whilst it was in motion to ride for about half a mile. It was a most dangerous practice, and. in addition, the company were defrauded of the fare. The cased were becoming numerous. Defendant was fined 10s.
I CO-OP. PICNIC. I I The Swansea Co-operative Society's tN,- -I tablishments were closed on ThursdaT. about 120 taking their annual picnic. They I were driven to Llangennith in chara- banes.
I WELCOME BUT i Paris, Thursday.—The latest Note from I Dr. Renner states that German-Ausi fa welcomes the proposal of a League I Nations, but protests against the refusiii to admit her to the League.—Exchange. I
I LADY SWIMMERS. I The weekly practices of the Swansea Ladies' Swimming Club continue to be well attended. A 50 yards handicap takes place weekly for silver medals presented by Mrs. Stanley Jonee. Mr. Bert Chajv man acted as starter and judge on Tues- day evening, and the result of the race was: 1, Mies Dorotl Shaw; 2, Mias I Areril Kneath; S, Mkr; ily Maries. I i
I THE POLICEMAN'S KNOCK, I It has been the custom ofar1y.risiAs II Hamegate residents to employ night??y policemen as "knock8up." If they wanted to be called at a certain hour, workers mereiy had to mention the fact to a member of the force, pay a couple. oi pence, and at the desired hour a patrolling! policeman would loudly knock on. the door until the sleeper awoke. A sort of sea- son ticket system was also in for. The receipts were pooled and shared between the policemen as pin-money. New instructions have now been issued to the effect that a policeman must no ionger act as a knocker-up." So many requests for early calls have been made that compliance would mean a deviation from the ordinary patrolling duty.
I JACK TAR WHO LOST £60. I A story of a Jack Tar's amazing confi- dence in handing over his wallet, contain- ing £60, to a woman he had never seen before was related at Tower Bridge yes- terday, when Emily Hardcaetle, a char* woman, and Winnie Goschen, housemaid, were committed for trial on a charge of stealing the wallet and money. Prosecu- tor said he was on leave in London pre- paratory to sailing for Russia, and met the accused near Waterloo. After treat- ing them he asked Hardcaetle to take charge of his wallet, which she did. Later Hardcaetle eaid that Goschen had gone off with the wallet. I was a bit happy, and did not think she would do me down," he told the magistrate, who expressed astonishment at his excess of conJidenc?.
LONG-HAIRED MEN. I Amusing Comment at Labour II Conference. SOTTTHPORT, Thursday. At this morning'6 sitting the Labour ?arty Conference considered an amend- ment to the Party Constitution Execu- tive who proposed to discontinue the Ifrant to Parliamentary candidates and to increase the affiliation fee from 3d. to Id. per member. Mr. Will Thome, M.P. (General Workers') opposed, and said the refusal tc give any monetary assistance to a Par- liamentary -icandidate vrould inflict a financial hardship and' burden on unions responsible for finding all money who were running Parliamentary candidates. Mr. Ramsay Afacdonald suggested leav- ing the levy at 2d. until they had experi- enced another year's working. The Execu- tive wanted the support of the conference for discontinuing the grant. He assured the delegates that the money would be spent more effectively. Hr. Philip Snowden said the contribu- tion of Socialist Societies to the Labour Party was not to be measured by money alone. Who," he asked, amid cheers, "doee your work? You would not have the Labour Party in the country but for their work." Mr. Snowden added that the I.L.P. with, a membership of one-tenth of Mr. I Thorne'lS organization were able to finance I 50 candidates and find £ 20,000. Mr. Jack Jones: We do not claim the intelligence of long-haired men and short-haired women. (Laughter). They were asked to take part in a general strike. If they could not get their ends Politically they must do it in- dustrially. They could not do that with, ou t money. The Executive recommendations were adopted
ITALY & PEACE. Foreign Minister's Survey. ROME, Wednesday (Received Thursday). In the Senate this evening Signer Tittoni, Minister for Foreign Affaire, made a brief statement regarding the present etate of the Peace question, in the course of which he said:— Our frontiers with Austria hare been defined in accordance with our wishes. As to the Adriatic, after the situation created by President Wilson's message, an attempt to effect a compromise on the basis suggested by M. Tardieu was made, but this failed. This compromise was sought in order to discover an agreement acceptable to J our Allies and President Wilson. We. on our part, remained firm in our demand for the application of the Treaty of London, which President Wileon doesn recognise, but which the Allies admitted in its entirety, that is to. say, with the clause giving Fiume to Croatia. No other decision was reached, but Serbia has occupied Northern Albania j and Greece has occupied Smyrna, which was promised to us by the St. Jean de I Maurunnia Agreement." Without entering into details, Signor Tittoni considered that in principle the j compensation in Africa oftered by Great 1 Britain was satisfactory, but that offered j by France ought to be increased. ITALY'S FOREIGN POLICY. J JJiscussing the programme of the 1 Italian delegation, the Foreign Minister I said:- I Before all we count upon the justice I of our cause, which we will defend ener- t ?ticBUy and tenaciously, and upon the J 6ulmtantial and well recognised com-1 munity of interests with our Allies, be- lieving that they attach value to. the j friendship of Italy, as we attach value to ¡ their friendship. This is the fundamental point, for only in this way can we urge with effect the real basis of our rights, I in opposition to which are vainly raised subtle interpretations which can be placed upon the Treaty. Our rights are I demanded by our glorious dead and affirmed by our gallant wounded." Italy's foreign policy, proceeded Signor I Tittoni, must henceforth be a popular I policy. TO-DAY'S RACING I I NEWBURY MEETING. I 1 2A—WH/T6HIEE SELLBXC HAyD3CAP I ?*U of 2M eoi?. Hve furlongs. f Mr J. White's OTA RID A 3 8-!0 Donochue 1 X"?"?°??R???TH. 3 8? BhodM 2 Mr Ehodes DOTS STTRPEISE 3 7-11 Shat.ell a Mr J. de Rot4wbild?s 8aMdm??*8? 5 I^ze ° j Mr J. de Bothsohild's Todnetts. 8-3 Wilkin* a Off 2.2. Trainer: Uottrill. Bettiiur: 7 to 4 on Starida 5 to 1 Winfrith and Dot j. Surprise. 100 to 7 others. Three leneths: similar. 2 DA—ALk-AGED SELLING PLATE of 200 eove. Mr Johnson's NEEDLEORAFT P, a 9-4 Carslake 1 Mr P. Lowe's NAOHEBORNE, a 9-4 Templem&n 2 Mr T. Potts' TIN C. 2 6-7 A. Smith 3 1 Mr Benson's Chaplain a 9.4.B?rt 0 1k J. de Rothschild's Bezioue. 4 9.4. Lane 6 < Mv Parker's SpotMtrht 3 B-8. Rhodes 0 j Mr Liddiard's Let Pearl. 3 8-5 Whallev 0 Mr Bode's Strange Likeness. 2 6-7~.C<tten 0 Mrs Nusent's Quite Grave 2 6-7 Reynolds 9 Off 2.32. Trainer: Johnson. Bettinsr: 6 to 4 Ohanlaill. 9 to 2 Needle craft, 6 to 1 Nachedomv. 8 to 1 Tin e. 10 to 1 La Pearl. 100 to 8 others IVsuf; three. II 3 lO-NEWBURY SUMMER CUP (RAN. I ))IGAP <? 1,250 SOTS. One and-a- half miles. Lord Jersey's ARION. 4 9-0.Templeman 1 j Lord Sefton's LAKE VAK. 3 6-8 Flana?m 2 His Maiestva JUTLAND 4 8-2 DOQht1e S Mr Cazalef, H?M, a 8-13 Child6 0 Mr J. de Rothschild's Ka boodles, 3 64 Baldin* 0 Trainer Sadter. jun. I NEWCASTLE MEETING. j 2.0—BRANDLING WELTER HANDICAP PLATE of 100 sovs. Six furlongs. Mr H. Bud(ra CHICKEN PIE. 4 9-0 81a.de 1 Mrs A. James's SOVIET. 3 7-2 Colling 3 Mr Renwiok's YEW 3 7-4 Salmon 5 Also ran: Ubeoff (Bradley), Willy Wyn (Weston). Off 2.4. Trainer: Oonnor. Betting: 5 to 4 Soviet 2 to 1 Chicken Pie. 5 to 1 Yew. 10 to 1 Willy Wyn. 33 to 1 (The. off. Length; five. 2.30-GAT&SHEAD SELLING HANDICAP PLATE at 300 sovs. One mile. "XT Pearoe'S STAHFLOWER. 5 M • ■ Thwaites 1 Mr Pearoe's FAIRY LANTERN, 3 7-10 Bilrlns 2 Sicnor Pep!i B BED-REST a 9-7 Crisp I AIM ran: Bill Whistle (Bradley). JILIIISo mama (W. Bullock). Skookum Joe (Thomp- son). Off 2.33. Trainer- J. Renwick. Bettine: 6 to 4 BedRest Rest 2 to 1 Star. flower. 5 to 1 Skookum Joe. 10 to 1 Fairy Lantern. 100 to 8 others. Three: half. 3.0-MONKCHESTER STAKES of 5 sows etch for starters, with 200 sovs added. Six furlongs. Lord Derby's WIFE OF BATH F 84 I G. OoIantr 1 Mr RODe'. WATERWITOH. a.s.Slade 2 Mr loannou's DUCHESS Of SPARTA, 84 < Jattn I., ATeo ran: Lord Bomeo (P..J. Bu?tTB- t<e (TocDin?). B.C. f ?'emrby). Off 3.2 Trainer Lambten. Bettin?: 6 to 4 Lprd Romeo. 3 to 1 Wife of Bath. 100 to 30 Waterwitch 4 to 1 Ducbea I of ?u&rt?. 20 to 1 others Three four.
I HAMBURG RIOTS. j Copenhagen, June 24.-Big demonstra- I tiollS took place yesterday and to-day in Hamburg against certain food preserving factories ivhere bodies of dogs and cats had been found. The owners and managers were dragged out by the mob and very roughly handled, i One man was thrown into the river, and was only saved from deathoby the police. The War Provision Department was also stormed, and the office wrecked. The director was dragged to the market- place and grossly ill-treated. On the mob trying to disarm the troops on the way to the town hall shots were fired, and a number of people were killed and badly wo\mded.—Reuter.
The Press Association says the death took place in Dublin on Thursday morn- ing of Mr. Wm. Martin Murph ,ehair. man of the Dublin Tramways Co., and proprietor of the Independent Nw. papers, Ltd. Born in ISH, Mr. Ytuphy carried out several railway, electric tramway, and lighting undertakings in the United Kingdom, and constructed railways jn the Gold Coast Colony, Wt Africa.
I OATTLE MARKET. u- I Metropolitan Market. Tnursaay.—Moder- ate Gupplie* of fat cattlo and sheep were available, and allotted or esnt -lown to kill at regulation oriceo. acoordinfe to grade.
I TO-DAY'S RACING. Betting: 5 to 2 A mm. x 3!-15—Orpheus J, Sprig of Orange Double Bed 3. Also: Boil^ruia- fx -li- ver Jug, I- Mandrake. 3.10 (Northumberland Plate): TTC-STUJ 1, TOlllPqrper ,_R-amda,j. Al¡MJ;c Wildwood, Skasw Kack. Nan+ C.xh. ) TO.DAVrs CRICKET. t Australian*: 227. for 6 k-ts. I Surrey: 21 i for 4 wkfe. ) Sussex: 164 for S j i I I I V I = I X* ￼ .? I I f f I ￼ ￼ ■ \V' t Î' J
TO DAY S CRICKET NORTHANTS v. AUSTRALIANS. AUSTRALIAli.-1et Inn. 5. 3. Taylor, run out 17 Gregory, not out 185 Murray, c Seymour, h Wright 42 Trennery, run out 1 Collings, c Hewes, b HoUand 1 Lampord, b Woolley. 11 Pellew, not out < Extras 11 Total (for 5 wkt8.). lfiS SUSSEX v. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY SUSSEX.-let Inn. Wilson, e Johnson, b Gillingham < Jewell, lbw., b Gillingham 6 F&r?l, e FMrbum. b C?thorpe IB Cox, n<?t oUt W Tate, not out Jsnner, c Morrison, b Calthorpe 2S Vidler, c Norman, b Colthorpe 212 Extras 14 Total (for 5 wktø.). 140 I SURREY v. OXFORD UNIVERSITY. I .—jsc nu. Sandham. c Fearee, b Ruttor 1# Hobbs, e Norman, b Prios 1t Ducat, not out Hayes, not out Morrison, b Kneker 13 Extras 15 Total (for 3 wkts.) 1.
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-1 I SWANSEA EAST. U I r; Probable Date of Etectjffln: d July 10th. « lot,! The writ for Swansea East is m the hands of the postmaster, who was unable to deliver it this meaning to the Mayor "owing to the latter's early departure for Cardiff in connection with the Prince's visit. In all probability the election in Swan- sea East will take place in the course of a fortnight, so that the contest will be a short and sharp one. Tentatively, the understanding is that nominations are to be in on Tuesday, July 1st, and the election will come off on Thursday, the 10th.
Wm. John Williams, an Aberavou labourer, was charged at the local court on Thursday with stealing 56lbs. of coal ■walue 16. from trucks on the lihondda and Swansea Bay Railway. P.C. Griffiths spoke to seeing the defendant Ht 11 >0 CAt night taking a sackful of coal home.—A be of 20s. was imposed.
ORDERED HOME. I Gough and Germany's j Baltic Troops. COPENHAGEN, Tuesday I (Received Thursday). I According to latest reports from the Esthonian Headquarters, the German Baltic troops have been thrown back across the river by the Esthonians, and their retreat in places degenerated into a flight. The Esthonian Army is represented by the official Esthonian Press as fight- ing with extraordinary ardour on the Ramotzky-Riga railway. Stations at Ligot and Hintzenburg were captured on June 23rd, the entire mountainous region of Livono thus falling into the hands of the Esthonians. Seven guns, three bomb-throwers, a considerable number of machine-guns, and large I quantities of provisions were taken. I GOUGH'S STERN COMMAND. I The Russian Volunteer Corps in In- germanland has again engaged in a vio- lent struggle with the Bolshevists, but have not won much ground. It is re- ported that several hundred Bolshevists have gone over to them during the past few days. The Lettish Press Bureau states that General Gough, head of the Allied Mili- tary Mission in the Baltic States, who has arrived at Reval, has demanded that half the German troops there shall im- mediately be sent back to Germany and that the German Baltic troops shall be withdrawn from North Lettland to a certain specified line, and that the U lmanis Government shall be enabled to resume its activities.
TO-DAY'S SURVEY I Trouble between Greeks and Turks The Press Association and Exchange Telegraph Co. learnlthat the report pub- lished from Jewish sources relating to Poland are believed to be exaggerated. At Vilna 64 Jews only were killed, ten in street fighting and the remainder exe- cuted for nring on Polish soldiers. Further trouble has brokien out between the Greeks and the Turks in Asia Minor, and the revolt of the Moslem population against the Greeks is feared, although the Amir of Afghanistan is stated to have ordered a cessation of hostilities. Recruiting for the Afghanistan Army continues. Russian and Hungarian correspondents have been invited to Afghanistan. All Allied Missions have been with- drawn from Riga, owing to the attitude of the Germans there. German troops are threatening the Baltic Landweihr against the Esthonians. Deniken's advance in South Russia is 1 threatening tLv DolabL.Vilsts, tou,uanict- tions in the Crimea, and fetay lead to the I evacuation of the Crimea by the Bolshe- ¡ vists.
I FROM BRUM. I Delegation Inspects Swansea Parks and Docks. A party of gentlemen, members of the Birmingham City Council, visited Swan- sea on Wednesday for the purpose of in- specting the Corporation parks and open spaces. They were accompanied by Mr. Daniel Bliss. the parks superintendent, and were very pleased with what they were shown. Later in the day they were taken round the Swansea docks, accompanied by Mr. P. W. Phillips, the general manager of the Swansea Harbour Trust, who ex- plained to the party the growth of tho port, pointing out the many important facilities that had been added during re- cent years. The party evinced the greatest interest in the loading and discharging processes, and expressed their surprise at the Government not utilising these advantages more than they did during the progress of the war.
RENT QUERIES. Some rent queries are answered below. Fair Play (Brynhyfryd).-Pay 21s. per month. Old Bill.'—He is entitled to ask an increase of lid., making it 8s. lid. so that you are well off. Pretoria.—You should be paying an in- crease of 44d. per week on your pre-war rent, or 23s. 6d. per month, providing you have proof that 22s. was the rent at the I outbreak of war.
UNPAID 'M.P.'s I Mr. Stanley Baldwin, Financial Secre- II tary to the Treasury, stateki in the House c-f Commons on Wednesday1, that the number of members, "1ê!.wi:n4;j:, S, Feiners, who are refusing to aooepft fcheit f'ala r'Z6, is six. I do not think," he, aackd, that their names ate known to any one except the clerk of the House of Commons."
TO-MORROW'S TIME TABLE. ] The Prince's Programme. 11 a.m.-Arrival of H.R.H. the Prince of Wales and his sutte at High- street Railway Station. Departure to Guildhall. Route: High street, Castle-street, Wind-street, Mount-street, Som- erset-place. 11.30 a.m.—Leave Guildhall for a Visit to the Docks and Harbour. Route: Somerset-place, Mount-street, Q. -parade, New Cut-road, Bridge-street, St. Thomas, to Entrance of Prince of Wales Dock. 12 Noon.—Leave Docks for Visit to Cwmfelin Works. Route: Bridge- street, St. Thomas, New Cut-road, Quay-parade, Wind- street, Castle-street, High-street, Carmarthen-road, to the Works (Entrance it Carmarthen-road). 12.15 p.m.-Arrive at Cwmfeiln Works. 12.45 p.m.-Leave Cwmfelln Works for Mumbles. Route: Carmar- then-road, High-street, Alexandra-road, De la Beche-street, Mansel-street, Walter-road, Sketty-road, Gawer-road, Sketty lane, and Mumbles-road. 1.15 p.m.-Arrive at Mumbles. 1.20 p.m.-Leave Mttmbles for GuildhaH. Route: Mumbles-road, The Slip, Oystermouth road, Victoria-road to Guildhall. 1.30 p.m.-Arrive at Guildhall. 3.30 P.M.-Leave High-street Station for Paddington. Any person leaving Swansea by train from the Great Western Railway between 10 o'clock and rmd-day on Friday are requested to approach the station through New Orchard-street and Ebenezer-street, as all the other streets will be closed to traffic. j IN THE STREETS. ) Arrangements for the Prince's I Reception. In another oolumn will be found the time table and the general programme for the visit of the Prince of Wales to Swansea on Friday. Already the streets through which the t I Prince is expected to pass are bedecked with a blaze of colour, and bis Royal Highness is assured of a right royal I.1 come on the occasion of this his finre visit to Abertawe. I AT THE STATION. The Prince will arrive at High-stiwt Station at 11 o'clock, where he will be met by and introduced to the Mayor of Swansea (Councillor W. H. Milto). Among the Prince's suite will be Lord I Claude Hamilton, D.S .O., M.V.O., and Sir Godfrey Thomas, Bart. After the introductions have been made, the Prince will proceed by open motor, at a very slow pace, via High- street, Castle-street, and Wind-street to the Guildhall, where he will be intro- duoed to other local notabilities. I VEHICULAR TRAFFIC. I Vehicular traffic on the line of route will be closed at 10.45. Mounted police will be on duty at the station and at the I Guildhall, and both Swansea and Mumbles special constables will be out. [ AMBULANCE ARRANGEMENTS. I [ Cases of illness or accident on the line ¡' of routa wili be dealt with by members of the St. John's Ambulance Brigade and j the Y.A.D., who will be on duty along I the route. Inspector Jones (N.S.P.C.C.), ,who is in charge of the St. John's Ambulance Brigade, and Mr. Tudor, of the Volunteer Ambulance Division, are co-operating in this. There will be ambulance stations at the Elysium, the Picture House, Leader Office, Theatre I Royal, and the Police Station at the I Guildhall.
RECORD BROKEN. 45?000 P?ep!e a?-?a?t??h? J I il I CARDIFF, Thursday. t (Mcial figures given this morning <? th? total number of people passed through th? turnstiles at the R?yal Show, Ca.l"<b1f..ó1t.1 Wednesday, were ,096. This is over 17,000 above the previous record established at, Manchester in 1$16. At eigat o'clock to-day thousands of I people were making their way to the stow and as the weather is fine it is anticipated that even Wednesday's record figures may I be beaten.
SIR ALFRED MOND. I ￼ The Bight Hon. Sir Alfred Mond, who arrived in Swansea on Wednesday even- ing for the purpose of participating in Uie welcome to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales on the occasion of Friday's visit, on Thursday visited the Royal Show at Cardiff.
FED UP." I Aberavon Man and Attempted Suicide Charge. At Abftcavon on Thursday David Davies i 'J^ labomFftr. of Charlotte-street. Aber- f avon, charged with attempting to ocjumit saiokle by cutting his throat with a knife. Sergt. Daniel Jones, Aberavon, said he was called to the defendant's house on Friday and the wife told him that Davies went out at nine o'clock, and wht-n lw re- i-prued at one-o'clock she noticed that his shtrt was covered with blood from a wound in his throat. She sent for a doctor. The ¡ defendant said something came over hira i and he was sorry. He had thrown the knife over the wall on the Baglan road. The knife had not been recovered. Dr. K. Davies said the wound was an inch long, but only a superficial one. It i appeared to have been self-inflicted by an instrument which was not very sharp. The doctor added that he had atten<led the man for three weeks for septic sores all over his body. He was depressed, aDd he had told witness that he had been thinking of committing suicide for some- time, saying that he was fed up with this I thing. He thought he was not going to get well. The state of his mind should bo inquired into. The defendant said some weaknesa came over him at the time. He was unable to vork for months. He was committed to the Quarter Ses- sions in custody.
Michael Sullivan, a travelling tinker, was charged at Aberavon on Thursday with maliciously damaging a window at a lodging house. Five panes were broken. I the damago extending to 92 8s. 6d. Dc- fetdant wa6 ipntenc?d to seven da?' hard I&Lour.
f BUTTER WAREET. Cork Thursday —Firsts. ma.: seconds- ^2Ss.: fresh butter 2418- I-