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CHURCH UNITY. I Address by Rev. I Wynne Thomas. C.M. ORDINATIONS. ABERAVON, Wednesday. The Calvinistic Methodist Quarterly Association meeting at Port Talbot con- I tinued on Wednesday. In the morning the- ordination service was held, at which eight young men were ordained to the full work of the ministry. They were: Philip Jones, B.A., of the Pembroke monthly meeting; Daniel Evans, B.A., Thomas E. Jones, and David Davies, of the Carmar- then monthly meetings; E. E. Phillips and W. G. Jones, B.A., of East Glamor- gan; D. T. Davies, Hay; M. llopkin Wil- liams, B.A., of Monmouth. The Moderator, the Rev. R. J. Rees: M.A., Aberavon, presided. WORLD UNION. I After the opening devotion and the in- quiry into the regularity of the presenta- tions of the candidates, the Rev. Wynne Thomas, M.,A.; of Swansea, delivered an address upon Church Policy." Union, he said, was the order of the day, and the I characteristics of the present day unions Wa5 that they were becoming internatio- nal. The idea of Labour leaders was to iorin a world union of workers. It was a great idea, but not original. NEW TESTAMENT IDEA. I It was borrowed from the New Testa- Blent. They had stolen the form but not the contents. There could be no union S'ithout unity, and unity was impossible '•Yithottt funda.mental agreement about ih1") centre. Christ was the only centre in 1 vrfcom men may be permanently un'ted. f ;,One of the things needed was a larger view of the church. Tliey had held a too parochial, too sectional and national- istic conception of the church. MISSIONARY SPIRIT WANTED. I The missionary spirit belonged to the very essence of the church, and it was the missionary spirit which kept the church alive to-day. Concluding, Mr. Thomas said the church must be energised, and if she was to witness for Christ she must repent. After the address Mr. D. H. Williams, of Newport, ex-Moderator, and the now Moderator, asked the doctrinal and other questions. A charge to the new ministers was delivered by the Rev. Wm. .Mendus. of Cardiff. OF FAMOUS STOCK. I The Rev. A. Wynne Thomas, M.A., comes of famous stock. His grandfather, the Rev. John Hughes, was the author of Methodistiaid Cymru." His father, the Rev. Josiah Thomas, M.A., was tiie brother of Dr. Owen Thomas and Dr. John Thomas, and Mr. Wynne Thomas is a brother of Prof. J. A. Thomas, Bala *v>lleg«»: he ia a < ?<• a eousni ord ClVtyri.
NEW TRADE ROUTE. The Royal Mail Steam Packet Com- pany announces the inauguration of a Sfrvice of passenger and cargo steamers iK-t-w wPn Sonthanur on and the new Re- public of Poland, calling at R^uerdam, Hitmen, Hamburg and Copenhagen on the way to Dantzig, and returning by the F;me route. It is intended that the fc.M.S.P. Barima shall make th first trip next month.
HISTORY'S LESSONS.I Australia and League of Nations. Will Take No Chances. I Xo country (says Mr. W. M. Hughes in the Empire Review ") would more gladly welcome t.ho coining of the League of Nations than Australia, which stands at the very outpost of white civilisation, which is at the end of the world, and yet I at the gateway to its most populous regions. It would be to us more than a gift from the gods if we knew that war would be no more; that we could turn our every thought and energy to the peaceful development of our great heri- tage. But history has some dreadful les- eons to teach those who scan its pages. The world changes, but mankind remains the same. It, may be that war has gone from this world, but we cannot afford to take any risk.-g. VITAL QUESTION. If we are attacked on whom shall we call? The League of Nations F But will it come, and will it come in time? These things are vital to ue. Who is to say that this latest instrument will prove more effective than The Hague tribunal? Time aJone can sho-yr whe^hor this league can do all that its most ardent advocates claim. One thing, however, we do know. The League of Nations is incompatible with the British Empire as we know it, because the Brit'sh Empire re-ts upon a Navy unchallenged and unchallengeable. I do not say because of this we should condemn it. but these tlnings surely con- cern us greaivly. Wliit is the defence policv of this Empire? No one can ten us. What is it to be in the futuref No one knows. FUTURE OF BRITAIN. The future of Brita. n, the keystone m the Imperial arch, depends upon an abundant supply of raw materials, which happily Pie available almost wholly within. the Empire.. The future of this country, as distinct from the Empire, defends upon its capacity to produce more wealth per iinitof capital than ever before, or it must surely perish. And Vvhat is our Imperial trade policy— nobody ,'an tell us? On the one side is the glorious and glittering vision of the League of at;0113, on be other the lonr, gray shapes behind which civilisation sheltered and was saved. We are asked which shall we choose, and there is hesi- tation and doubt. But in the hearts of the people of this country there is no doubt. There can be none. Whatever we say we dare not let there be any doubt. If we do, whatever befalls us shall befall us justly. If I a-m asked whether we in Australia shall rely upon the League of Nations I say we shall, but we Wep our powder dry. We :'1";1 1 afford to I TAKE NO RISKS. I If I am asked what is our trade pokey, I I say we sh-all pursue that policy—and I think I m-ay say quite independently whether the Government of which I am the head shall pass away or not—that we have pusned fo long. We shall endeavour to build up the industries of Australia. We have learned our lessons in this war. Germany shall not take up her old posi- tion and batten upon our vitals any more. The industries of Australia are for Australians and not for Germans. I have no eternal quarrel with Germany, and it may be that in the future she will redeem her faults But I fee no evidence yet of a change of heary. On every side I see abundant proof that she is to-day what she was yesterday She will again endeavour to worm her way into our citadels, to capture our trade. And whether fohe succeeds or not depends upon the people of Britain. If you think you can combat her without a policy let me say that is impossible. Not one of your manufacturers will r-ck his capital in the extension oi an old plant or the con- struction of new until he knows where he stands.
PROH I ITION. I Pussyfoot Johnson's I Claim. At the annual meeting of the Council of the United Kingdom Alliance .in Man- chester yesterday, Mr. ?u&syfoot" Johncon detailed how wa; "?,probi)3ition had emptied many gaols and poorhouses in America, and would have even a more boneficient effect when the whole United Stares was dry." A little dissension was created by Mr. W. B. Bftftty, of Manchester, arguing in favour of State purchase of licenses at fair valuation with a view to their ulti- mate extinction. He was greeted with cries of Never." Asked why he was hindering the prohibition movement, he retorted that this was the Lest way to achieve the objects of the Alliance. Mr. Lief .Tones was re-elected president nf H, Alliance., jUDGMt^T OF PEOPLE. ] In the evening a large gatherIng- is, sembled at the Tree Trade Hall, under the presidency of Professor Gilbert Mur- ray. Many leading British and Ameri- can prohibitionists occupied the plat- form The speakers claimed that what had occurred in America was not the re- sult of Pussyfoot intrigue, but was the considered judgment of the p0ple. Great Britain would he impelled to fol- low the example of the United States. A resolution was carried demanding for the people of England. Wales and Ii-eland P??or on !Y by wid?t po??ihie franchise to prohibit by their direct Yot the supply of intox?ants m their own localities. I -=-
NEGLECTED FAMILY. I I At the Aberavon Police Court on Wed- nesday, Ivor Rees Jones, farm labourer, of Baglan, was sent to prison for one month for neglecting his wife and child. I He was arrested in Monmouthshire on a ) warrant issued by the Neath Guardians.
I DRIVE AND DANCE. I That deserving self-supporting jrnior Swansea Rugby club, Baycliffe. sue hold- ing a whist drive and dance on Thursday evening at the Hotel Metropole," in order to raise funds for equipment, etc. Many valuable prizes have been given, and the M.C.'s for the evening will he Messrs. Evan Hill and T. England. A novel idea of surprise prize-giving will take place during the tjrive." and dancing is from 3.15 io }
CIVIC WELCOME. To-day's Reception of 6th Welsh Colours. smRAYOR TO PR.1' MAYOR TO PRESENT MEDALS. The arrangements for the reception of the Cadre and the receiving of the Colours I of the Sixth Welsh are now complete, and there is every promise of the event being made a most befitting one. « I THE ROUTE. ? The train with the Cadre and Colollrt; I will arrive at High-street Great Western Railway station at 4.35 this (W ednesday) afternoon. and, headed by the Sixth Welsh i Band, will proceed via Hiffh-street, Castle- j street, and Wind-street to the Guildhall ¡ Yard, where those representing the bat- ? talion will receive a civic welcome from the Mayor (Councillor W. H. Miles) and representatives of the various public- bodies, who are cordially invited to be present and take part in the proceedings, which will last about half an hour. ^HPWB———IW—GRAAJM IBIIIEBWWBWBWP Captain (and Quartermaster) J. H. 1 Russell, M.C., Capt. F. C. Palmer, M.C., Capt. (and Adjutant) H. L. Randell, and three other ranks (all of Swansea) will i eeeort the colours to Swansea j MEDALS TO BE PRESENTED. i From a small platform, which has been I erected in the Guildhall Yard. the Mayor will receive the colours and will deliver a speech of welcome, and five men will also receive service medals, which will be pinned on by the Mayor. There are in all seven medals, but it is expected that only five of the recipients will put in an appearance. Where the colours of the 6th Welsh will be -located it is not yet decided, but for the time being they will be placed in the Council Chamber of the Guildhall.
SHIP ON FIRE. -I Serious Outbreak at Cardiff Docks. CARDIFF, Wednesday. A serious fire occurred on board th6 i wooden steamer "War Halifax" at 10 I o'clock to-day, and so threatening has become the conflagration that it will probably be necessary to scuttle the ship before the afternoon is out. Despite the efforts of the Cardiff Fire Brigade, the ship blazed furiously, and the mid-ship structure, engine-room and stock rooms were involved. The vessel was moved alongside the jetty. The "War Halifax belongs to the Ministry of Shipping, and was built at an estimated cost of £ 176.000.
GENERAL YUDENITCH. Five Miles From Petrograd. I Fighting patrols sent out by the anti- Bolshevist Uussian Gen. Yudenitch have approached within five miles of Petfho- grad. His staff is at Krasnoye Selo, 16 miles from the city. H is now awaiting rein- forcements. A special correspondent points out that Yudenitcli's position, brilliant though his advance has been, is not free from danger. Trotsky's plan is ap- parently to deliver a smashing flank at- tack from Gdoff, south of Yudenitch's iines of communication. Yudenitch is said to have only 12,000 men in the firing line. Trotsky was reported on Sunday to have 20,000 round Gdoff. Yudenitch is fighting on behalf of the North-West Russian Government, which intends to establish itself at Pet- rograd. It is recognised by the anti- Bolshevist leaders, Admiral Koltchak and Gen. Denikin.
PARC WERN. I Swansea Hospital Taken Over I It. ij good news that repairs and refit- Ung preparations are well in hand at Pare Wern (lately used as a Red Cross Hospital) for its tv king over by the Board of Management of the General Hospital. This is in accord with a df- sire of Miss Dulcie Vivian that the house should continue to serve some such useful purpose, and the trustees of the estate are permitting this work pending the signing- of the agTfement for occupa- tion. which, it is understood, will be on verv favourable terms. FOR J UVEN I LES. ) At first Pare Wern will be used as a separate unit for juveniles (up to 16 years). About 40 cases will be accommo- dated, and this will afford very welcome relief in the General Hospital, and a re- duction at an early date in the large waiting list which has become so great an obsession and problem to the commit- tee because the present site permits of few extensions. Ultimately it is hoped that Pare Wern grounds will be the site of a big hospital that will meet all the borough's needs for many yoars to come, and negotiations to that end are still in hand
I KNELSTONE BAPTISTS. I The harvest festival was held at the I Baptist Chapel, Knelstone. Gower. on Sun- day and [onday last. The chapel was: beautifully decorated. The services were j well attended, add the special preachers; were MT. T. 1.7. t I- 111(] 1 rhe Rev. R T. Hughes, Ravenhill;All.jl ??.he?erYicasweEB.much<?n?&y€d, j
COUNCIL ELECTION. Mrs. SeldonV Candidature. I 31rs. IT. Seldon, of 2, Ysgol-street, St. Thomas, the only woman candidate for Swansea Council, says she is making an e«.rly start with her campaign in the last Ward against Mr. David Williams I (Labour), assured of a large proportion of the women's vote. She claims also (ind is understood to have, unofficially a- any rate) the support of all Council parties except Labour.
H. B. IRVING. I Memorial Service Yesterday. The funeral service to the late Mr. H. B. Irving was held at St. Margaret's, Westminster, yesterday. The service was short and simple. The long chapter from Corinthians and the usual funeral. marches were omitted. There were a hymn and a Psalm, and a few short prayers, aftor which some portion of Tehaikowsky's Syinphonie Patbetique" -a favourite of the dead actor's—were played on the fine organ. Mrs. laving, leaning on the arm of her young eon, was among the littI £ H|85np'" that followed the coffin. Lady Irving was not present. But nearly every lead- ing player in London seemed. to be crowded into the church, including Sir Squire Bancroft, Lady Tree, Gerald du Maurier, Charles Hawtrev, Allan Aynes- worth, Arthur Bourchier, Stanley Logan, Holman Clark, Mathofion Lang, and Ben I Webster. Lord Northeliffe was also a conspicuous figure.
1 AGRICULTURAL COMMITTEE.. I Swansea Guardians' Condolence. I At the Agricultural Committee of the Swansea Guardians on Tuesday, a vote of condolence was passed with the chairman, Mr. Llewellyn Williams and his family, on the death of their son, Mr. W. Martin Williams, It was decided to purchase a ton of basic slag and a quantity of Lime for use on the farm, and the Superintendent was authorised to engage an assistant for a ;hort time to work on farm and premises.
THE "RUTHEN HOUSES." I A Tribute o the Scheme. I Sir Jamee Carmichael, Director-Gen- eral of National Housing, was at Sir Charles Ruthen's lecture to the Society of Architects—a tribute to the value at- tached to the lecturer's views. Sir Charles thinks the housing shortage can- not be overtaken by brick houses for 15 or 20 years. and plumps 11 for wooden houses, with which he has been experi- menting near Swansea. Sir Charles is architectural director to the big Welsh catering firm, R. E. Jones, Ltd., which has just launched an ambi- tious hotel enterprise in London.
CYMMER ROWDIES. Wm. Lloyd, Ebenezer Rees, and David Jones, all of Cymmer, were brought before the Aberavon Court on Wednesday, the first two on a charge of causing obstruc- tion by fighting, and the latter for using bad language. Each was fined £ 2.
44 MAN OF THE HOUR." I Mr. W. J. Wileon, of Y Plas, Treboetih, recently sent the Prime Minister a copy of his poem, "Man of the Hour." The Premier has replW-d thanking him for his courtesy, and expresses appreciation of the effort- I
TO-NIGHT AT LOUGHOR. "1 The following will represent Longhor against Elfin Stevens' XV. at the Rectory Field on Wednesday night:—Ivor Jones; Jchnny Williams, Will Pearce, Glyn Morgan. Clift. Phillips; halves, David Dan Lewis, L. Roberts; forwards (selected from): Morgan Saunders (capt.), Will Morgan, Will Rees, Will Smith. Brin Tones, John John, Oliver Evans, Gomer Lewis. Morris Jones, and Emlyn Evans.
PONTLLIW NEWS I Anniversary services were held at Pen iel Chapel on Sunday and Monday even- ing. The Revs. J. Llewelyn (Brynam- man) and D. H. Davies (Carmel, Ponf- ilnv) preached powerful sermons ro good congregations At St. Aiine'r, Church harvest thanks- giving services were held The vicar 'Rev. W. Morgan), assisted by the Revs. D. F. W;ill ianiH and J. Da vies, gave ap- propriate addi-esses which were much appreciated Special hymns and an ani!1("!I1 sun by the choir, -conducted i u..y ilr. Gearce Jones.
POPULAR APPOINTMENT. I Messrs. Pockett's New Agent. I We are pleased to learn timt Mr. Nor- man N. Probert., eon of Mr. James Probert, secretary of the Corpora ted Swanesa and District Freighters' Associa- tion, has been appointed as the SwtiniFem. agent of Messrs. Pockett's Bristol Steam f Packet Co., in the place of the late Mr. j Henrv J. Knill., H WAS WITH 6th WELSH. I I- ?. I Mr. rrobert joined the titii weisn m August,, 1914, and in the some year pro- ceed ed to France. He remained on active service for four years.. Previously to joining np he was in the service of the well-known shipping firm of Messrs. Houlder Bros. He is a capable young business IrIan. and the appointment is a most popular one.
TO-DAY'S RACING. Betting: 10 to 1 Black Gauntlet.. Betting: 5 to i Athletic. 2, Brcico ran. S to 4 wniner. 3.30-Esplanadiall 1, Wiatovr 2. Mit Chcbon 3.-Six ran. Betting: (j to ? LspLinudiuii. 3.15—Avezzano 1. Farm Gaian 2, Furia 3.—Five ran. Betting: 0 to 4 on Avczzana. ":1!PI 1 •
OPEN MARKETS. I Discharged Men's New Depot The local Federation of 'Discharged jailors and Soldiers have been successful in securing premises in the centre of the town which will be suitable for a depot in connection with their open-air market Scheme. Stables are attached to the stores, and the work consequently will be quite centralised. » The suepess which attended last Satur- day's venture has emboldened the Federa- tion to embark upon a more extensive pro- gramme on Saturday next, when the pro- ceedings will be in the nature of a thorough test. Upon the financial results ^iH depend the pc-rmanency of the schema. There is no lack of willing workers, and once more the body emphasise their only lobi-f-the suppression of profiteering. EX-SOLDIER SELLERS. TO gthe Editor. I Sir,—Re an article in Monday night a Leader" entitled "Ex-Soldier Sellers," ()ne of the men expressed himself as per- fectly satisfied with the result of his says: I <1'y's work. So far so good. He says: "I Sold potatoes at 6lbs icr Is." I happen to know that thosa potatoes were Irish Potatoes, and bought at lis. per cwt., and It does not require an expert at arith- metic to show that at 2d. per lb. they "Worked out at 18s. Sd. per cwt., which showl; a profit of over 70 v'r cent. I also know that local retailers (.accused of profiteering) paid 12s. per cwt. for local grown potatoes, and sold them at 71bs. for and in some instances 8lbs. for Is., "friiich is lis. per cwt. In fairness I ask, who are the pro- fiteers? Tl,i,iiikinv-voti in anticipation. I remain, ■, tfours faithfully. A Retailer.
ARMY SALES. To the Editor. Sir.—May I be permitted a little space t? the "Lader" to point, out how un- fairly fhe Government i6 dealing with fee small trader in the present sales of Cov?rnmFnt stocks. The D?posal Board of the Ministry of Munitions are about to release for c-ale five and a half million yard* of cloth for wearing apparel. And Hot. fewer than five pieces can be tendered for. In the first place, one piece of cloth is usually about 60 yards, and the cloth (which includes serges) would practically amount tki tl per yard, making a total of £60 per piece. Then for the strugglng trader to have to tender for a minimum of five pieces requires a heavy outlay of capital. So that personally I am com- lelled to sit tight (like many others similarly situated) and all"w some huge concern to purchase in hulk. And then, allowing for their own profits, sell me the quantities I can afford to purchase. Why cannot the Government adopt, the system :111 i-oguo,with the American sales of sur- tdivs Army stocks of allowing one to tender for any quantity one requires. This would be fair to all. and the price () c-lothe, would n:it-iirally drop by doing awav with unnecessary middlemen's pro- fits.—Yours, etc.. -Small J ratter* J
HAZARDOUS FLIGHT. I Capt. Matthews Off to Australia. Captain Matthews left Hounslow at 11.14 I on Tuesday morning on his flight, to Aus- tralia. Accompanied by Serzt. Tom Kay, another member of the Australian Flying Corps, as passenger, Captain Matthews had intended to start on Monday for the Commonwealth Government's clo,N)O prize, but was prevented by fog from doings so A A large number of people, including representatives of the Australian Govern- ment and the Air Ministry, witnessed the start. Ca.ptain Matthews had not decided defi- nitety on his first stopping place, but it is understood that he will not aim at get- ting very far on the opening stage, and will probably land near Paris.
GIRL'S BODY ON THE LINE. -—.—- Aberavon Mystery. A girl whose dead body was found on the Rhondda and Swansea Bay Railway by Felindre CrosGing, Aberavon, late on Tuesday night, has now been identified as Florence Hopkins, 17 years off age, daughter of Thomas Hopkins, Avon- terrace, Port Talbot. a fuel orker. The girl was missing on Tuesday night, and her father and uncle were out search- ing for her. The body wes discovered about 11 o'clock by a man walking along the line. He stumbled against it about 4f1 yards above the crossing. The head and one arm were practically severed.
ARMY PAY. Neath Debtor's Savings. I At Neath Bankruptcy Court to-day (Tuesday), before Mr. Registrar Reginald P. Charles. Howard Llewellyn fjewis, boot repairer, who carried on business at 95, Windsor-road, Neath, appeared for his first public examination The statement of affairs showed liabilities as £W. 15st 10d., and deficiency 938 9s. 7d. Debtor attributed his failure to ill-health, no capital, high rents and rates, and the high oot of living. He commenced busi- r-ess without any capital. He joined the Army in 1916, and was discharged in August, 1917. He had suffered from chronic rheumatism and valvular disease of the heart. His net profits in the past year were only £121. but his household expenses for the same period were £182. He was aware of his insolvency six months before he filod his petition. Official Receiver: You said at your pre- liminary examination that you had wo I Post OrTico savings account. Debtor: Yes. Official Receiver (ho1 ding up a Post Office deposit book): Is this book YOUri? Debtor: Yes, air. Official Receiver: I see there is £7 stand- ing to your credit in it. Is that money yours —Yes. Official Receiver: Then, why did ron say yon had no saying. Debtor: It is not my savings; it is Arm.* money. Official Receiver: Who does it belong to? Debtor: It belongs to me. Official Receiver: Then it belongs to your creditors. Debtor (excitedly): No, it's got nothing to do with the business. Mr. A. Evans (who appeared for tV debtor): He does not appreciate the legal position. I T ftaight for-ft, an I am going to claim it. Registrar: What about the people who advanced you the goods Debtor: I have done my best for them, I think. Registrar: It is your money. How you can persuade yourself that it is unfair I cannot make out. Debtor: It was placed in the Post Oflice from the Army. Official Receiver: The money belongs to your creditors. On the advice of his solicitor, d$bi<yr did not carry. the matter further, and the examination was closed, subject to the signing of the notes.
LORD HOWARD DE WALDEN. Arriving In Swansea To-morrow. I In connection with his interest in the Welsh Drama Week at Swansea, Lord Howard de Walden arrives in town tn- morrow, and will be the guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. Aeron Thomas at Dolgoy, West Cross. His lordship stays till Saturday.
COTTAGE HOMES POST. I At Swansea Cottage Homes Committee on Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Peacock pre- -4iding, AIT-5. M. D. Samuel was appointed assistant, matron.
TAWE LODGE CONCERTS. I The St .Thomas Male Voice Party will entertain the inmates of Tawe Lodge on Saturday evening next, by the invita- tion of Guardian W. G. Fees. A real treat is promised them to start their winter concerts.
FRENCH BOXER LOSES. PARIS, Wednesday. In a boxing contest here last night, between Francis Charles (France) and Newberry (England), the latter fell with a cry of pain in the 5th round. Charles I was disqualified, and Newberry awarded the decision.
It WEDDING AT CLYNE CHURCH A pretty wedding was solemnised at Clyne Cburoh, Blackpill, by the Rev. Harold Williams, Mumbles, the contract- ing parties being Mr. W. R. Phillips, 2, Roseland-terrace, Mumbles, -and Miss Minnie Cole, the fifth .daughter of Mr. John Cole and the lat-? Mrs. Annie Cole, undertaker, etc., 22, Robert-street, Man- selton. The bridesmaids were Miss Maggie Price, Forest Farm, Morriston, and Aliss Audrey Woolloy (niece of bride). Thp breakfast was partaken of at Dorset Hmise, Cast'eton, the residence of the bride's sifter. The honeymoon is being [ spent in London,