AFTER 5 YEARS. 6th Welsh Re-union at Swansea. Splendid Muster. Saturday last was a memorable day in the history of the 6th Battalion the Welsh Regiment when, almost five years t4 the day after the Battalion left for Fraufce, a Te-union waa held at the Central Drill I Hall. STRONG MUSTER. ) There were representatives from all the I detachments, and there was a gathering of quite a thousand N.C.O.'s and men and 30 past and present officers. The proceedings commenced with a muster at the High-street Station, from whence, headed by a band under Band- master Sinus, and under the command of Major J. Ray Gibbon, tho Officer Com- manding, the parade marched through enthusiastic crowds to tho Drill Hall, which had been appropriately decorated for: the occaeion. A HAPPY TIME. I Here, under the supervision of a com- mittee of which Capt. G. W. Ricohard-s was honorary secretary, evory arrangement had been made to gin-e the men a happy time. Major J. Ray Gibbcn presided, and among the officers present were Col. W. 1). Roos. V.D., a former Commanding Officer; Lieut.-Col. J. E. Thomas, T.D., who commanded the 3/6th Welsh; Major David Lewis, Gorseinon; Maior E. M. S. Morgan (who was second-in-command to Lord Ninian Stuart), Major J. H. Ilollarrl. Major T. C. Wells, M.C., Major C. J: Cowley, M.C., D.C.M., Major F. A. C. Hinton, the Chaplain (Canon Watkin* Jones), and Capt. and Quartermaster J. R. Russell. It was a matter for arert 1"egf<\t 4ibet I/ieut .-Col. Lionel Frisby, M.C., who had eoonmanded the Battalion in France with such great distinction (and who at the beginning of the war was a subaltern in -the Regiment), was prevented by rlliwas from being present. THE BATTALION." I The toast of the King having been honoured, Major J. Ray Gibbon "proposed the toast of the Battalion, and expressed his great pleasure at seeing such a. splendid muster, and said that the Battalion had nobly maintained the highest traditions of the 33ritish Army in the Great War. He voiced the delight of all that the head- quarters of the unit were again to be fixed in Swansea, and that its Colours, aite1* having been carried in triumph into Ger- many, had been brought back to the town I for safe keeping. He paid a tribute to the work of the 6th Welsh, and hoped that those who had served in the Battalion would continue to do so when it was re- constructed. (Applause.) MANY RE-UNIONS. I Mr. Percy Shuttle wood, as a civilian 1 and father of one of the officers, seconded, and spoke ci the interest with which the inhabitants of Swansea and district had watched the exploits of the Battalion in France and Belgium, of the pride with which they read of the heroism it had die rayed on the field of battle, and the pleasure with which they welcomed « large a number safely home again. Subsequently there WaA a free-and- Pasv," all ranks taking tho opportunity of meeting friends "boOm they had—in many cares-not seen for years, and-alto- gether a rl11)St enjoyable evening was spent.
CYMANFA GANU. -1 Suscossful Pontardawe Event I The cymanfa ganu in connecti<m with the churches and chapels of Pontardawe and district, which was held on Satur- day, was most successful in every respect. The Rev. J. R. Price (Rhydyfvo) pre- sided over Saturday night's session, when the hall was packsd to overflowing. Mr. W. J. Evans, Aberdare, who acted as conductor, was quite satisfied with the singing. The proceedings closed with the thrilling rendition of In Memoriam to the late Mr. Hy. Evans, Liverpool, composed by Dr. Caradog Roberts. The accompanists for the day were Messrs. Wm. Williams, x)d. Davies and T. J. Davies. F.R.C.O. Mr. Evans expressed himself highly pleased with the orchestra, which had been coached by Mr. D. .1. Rees, F.R.C.O.
TINPLATE OFFICIALS. I Complaint of Bad Conditions I On Saturday a largely attended meet- I ing of the work s officials in the tinplate I mduetry. members of the Welsh Artisans Cnion, was held at the Central Hotel. Swansea under the presidency f Mr. John Hanburv, President of the Union. Mr. R. G. Lewis, of Morriston. ? stated that over 80 per cent, of the works officials in the industry were mem he pa of the Artizans Union. Other speakers 1 dealt with the need of co-oporation among works officials in view of tii4- condi- tions exsiting in many places. The I hours and wages of the workmen had beeri improved, but the lot of officials in charge of them had not been bettered. Employers and workmen were Illmnbei-s of associations and works officials had to I thank the Artizans' Union for opening its doors years ago to receive them. At the suggestion of Mr. J. H. John, the general secretary, a committee of works officials was appointed to carry out, under the direction of the Executive I Council, the policy agreed upon. — I
TREBOETH CHEMIST. I Funeral of Late Mr. W. Martin Williams. The funeral oi the late Mr. Willie Marfcin Williams, of Davies-row, Tre- boeth, took place at the Caereaiem Graveyard. Thr procession was a very long and representative one. the deceased having made a host of fir ends through his association as an assistant chemist at Messrs. J S. Davnes', Swansea. The mourners included Mr. and Mrs. Llewelyn Williams (father and mother), Anita, Newton, and J. R. Williams (sis- ter and btothers), Mrs. Ann Davideon (grandmother), Mr. Martin Wrlliams (grandfather), Messrs. D. J. Williams, Jacob Johnson, W. J. Daniels, J. Rees, Mr. and Mrs. Davidson, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Martin, Mrs. M. Daniels, Mr. John LewM (unclec an i tiints), Messrs. J. John- eon, Hetty Johnson, Robert Johnson, J. Rees, R. Rees, D. Rees, and O. Lewts (cousins*. Amongst others preeent were: Mrs. Ellen Harris (Guardian), Mr. Thomas (manager, Davies chemiet), Mr. Griffiths (Walter-road), Mr. G. Rees (Swansea). Thle in-Inisters present were :the Revs. Peter Jones (Caersalem), D. Thomas, B. J. Thomas (Old Siloh), and Idnis Thomas (Dmas). The Rev. Peter Jones officiated. There wualonr iet of floral tributes.
I NATIONAL MINES. Campaign Opens at Manchester. Miners Want Support. The Labour campaign for the nationali- sation of the coal mining industry was inaugurated at a crowded meeting in the Free Trade Hall, Manchester, on Sun- day. Mr. Robert Smillie, president of the Miners' Federation, had contracted a chill, and was unable to be present. Mr. J. E. Sutton, miners' candidate for the Clapton Division of Manchester, was in the chair, and Mr. Frank Hodges the principal speaker. Councillor R. J. Davis, of the Co-opera- tive Employes' Union, and formorly a miner in the South Wales coalneld, moved a resolution: That the citizens of Man- chester be&rtily support the miners in their demand for the complete adoption by the Government of the recommenda- tions contained in the Sankey Report." Mr. A. A. Purcell (Manchester), a mem- ber of the Parliamentary Committee of the Trade Unions Congress, seconded. CAPITALISM'S SURVIVAL. I Mr. Frank Hodges, supporting, said in the year 1913, this country yielded 287,000,000 tons of coal. It was estimated that for the year ending July, 1920, there would be only 217,000,000 tons produced. It was & curious thing that the decreased output was accompanied by a constant in- crease of men employed in the mines. The Government scheme would put capitalism upon the only basis which would make sure the survival and con- tinuance of capitalism. He admitted that they might have a capitalist system which would eliminate waste and be a good thing, but it was not a system which would bring into being the only requisite for humanising industrial life, and that was the whole-hearted co-operation of the men and women employed in industry. If there was any sense of honour in the Government they would have accepted the findings of the Commission. "CURSE THE SYSTEM." J Mr. Hodges went on to argue that the declining output of coal was because the miners realised they had no status in the industry in which they were engaged, no voice in the elimination of waste, no effective control of the industry. If the country was satisfied with a reduction of I 70,000,000 tons a year in this great essen- tial, and satisfied to allow the system which made that possible to go indefi- nitely, then the country deserved all it got. (Cheers.) The miner wanted to be in a position whore it would be a point of honour to him not to allow a piece of timber to be wasted; he wanted to be in a different position to going Friday after Friday to draw his 2s. 6d. for each ton of coal he had cut. In conclusion, Mr. Hodges said: "If you are short of coal this winter don't curse the men who produce it; curse the system which prevents productivity on the higher II basis. The miners want your support, but they feel it ought to be spontaneous, and that the decision of the Government to refuse to accept the recommendations of their Commission ought to be chal- lenged by every worker in the country. If they believe we are wrong, then I invite the Government to go to the country and put us to the test." The resolution was unanimously adopted
SWANSEA HOUSING. -1 Council to Consider Scheme. 1 Following its recent tour of the borough, I the Swansea Housing Committee will, at j special meeting on Wednesday, draw up a scheme requested by the Ministry of Health, to cover the needs of the borough for several years. Before this is forwarded, it will have to he approved by the Council, and a special meeting for this purpose has been called for Thursday afternoon. I
TRAWLER DISPUTE. I The joint meeting between the Swansea trawlermen's representatives and the owners has been fixed for Wednesday next at the Hotel Metropole, when it is understood that Mr. McKelvie, of the Ministry of Labour, will act as indepen- dent chairman, with the approval of both sides.
HARVEST FESTIVAL AT I MUMBLES. Harvest festival services were held on Sunday at Mumbles Baptist Church. The special preacher was the Rev. L. T. Harry (Manselton). During the evening a solo was rendered by Mr. W. Tanner. The collections were in aid of Swansea Hos- pital.
GORSEINON CONCERT. I A return visit was paid by the Society Variety Entertainers to the Brighton Hall, Gorseinon, on Saturday night last, who played to a full house. The follow- ing artistes received a hearty rbeeption:- Griff and Maurice (the original operatic comedians, Master Freddie Warner (the animated spark). Mr. David Perkins (baritone), Mr. Glen Prosser (violinist), Mr. HaM Bounds (comedian), Miss Nellie Prosser (soprano), Madame Evelyn Parker (entertainer at the piano), musi- cal director, Mr. R. Turner; stage manager. Mr. Stan Turner; manager, Mr. I C. Elias.
I A WAR MEMORIAL CROSS Lord French—whose <: 19-14 is the renewed subject of bitter controversy—unveiling a war memorial at Oth-am, near Maidstone.—(N.I.) I
A MABINOGION GROUP. I A Swansea Mabi nog-ion Group, taken during a recent excursion, together with their policeman-host, and two collier-boys. (Left to right): Brithyli Tawe, Tain ant, Beili Glas, Mr. Percy Gicaves and Mr. John Evans.—(" Leader Photo). -,I I
===-=:=- SIR F. NEWNES. I Injured in Motor Accident. Whilst- mot.orillg to London oil Sunday I after golfing at Walton Heath Sir Fiv.nk Newnee and Mr. II. H. Baldiu, K. C., were injured in a collision at Mitcham. Mr* Ilaldin was driving the car when a tram coming from Tooting left the -,noiitil,,d ilto footpath, turned completely- < round and struck and wrecked the motor ) car. Mr. Ha!din was injured alxiut the I head and rendored unconscious, and Sir Frank Newnes also received injurios aivuit the bead. Another car lOIlgill to Mr. Haldin was telephoned for and, after if- ) ceiving medical attention both patients proceeded home in it.
IMPORTED MEAT. 1 J Labelling Order. The Food Controller has made an Order j to provide that all persons exp06ing for sale importer meat by reta/1 shall place in a conspicuous position a label with the word Irapf),rt,-d," or the words, Imported Meat" clearly pointed i hereon, so as to be easily readable by all I cue^omers. The Order provides ateo that I her the jOhlt ie delivered at a eu; tomer's premises the wrapper or bill should bear tl- words Imported" or Imported Mear." It will be interesting to recaH that not long ago the local Food Committee passed a resolution urging upon the Food Cont roller the necessity of issuing such an order. Since the English and imported meats are sold at different, price?, com- plaints have been numerous that im- ported mea t was being charged fbw at the Engl/sh rate.
GIFTS TO THE HOSPITAL. I I The Swansea Hospital matron (Miss M. I P. Scovell) wishes to acknowledge re- ceipt of two geese and a shoulder of mut- ton received this week end from the Food Committee. These gifts are the result of official purchases last Saturday by the Food Committee, and for which prosecu- tions will ensue. In cases where pur- chases are made for the purpose of test- ing prices, tho executive officer (Mr. V. Evans) instead of returning goods to cold storage, forwards the same to quarters where they are needed and welcomed.
MORRISTON RECITA-L. I At the Zion Baptist Chapel, Morriston, on Sunday evening, an organ recital was given by Mr. D. J. Lloyd, Morriston. The proceeds of the recit-al were in aid of Mr. David Powell, Cwmbath, who has been invalided for several years. Ald. David Matthews, M.P., presided. Mr. Lloyd treated the vast audience to a delightful programme, including Grand Chorus in A Flat," "Trumpet March" kpossini), and Adante in G (Lemare), which were artistically gi<en. He was ably assisted by Mr. Slew. R. Bowen (bass), Mr. John Stephens (tenor) Mies L. Thomas, Plasmarl (contralto). Mr. Harry Grey (Llanevfelach) proved J an able elocutionist. v
NATIONAL MEMORIAL. A few of those who attended the Council meeting r.f the King Edward VII. Welsh National Memorial Association at the Guildhall last Friday.
;6- FINANCIAL NEWS. .————- ) FOREIGN EXCHANGED, j No very striling moveT.oents occurred in 1 tila foteig-i exchange market There was a fulrther slight, improvement hi the value of iiench anl Belgian currencies, Paris clo*- injr at 35f. 90c. ae compared witu 36f ÛC. on tridav. The Scandinavian exchanges move dsliebtly against us. and Holland closed at .1d. ote. as ajrainst llfl. Cc. on ilri oay. There was a. furthor depreciation in the value of the lira. the cloeintr Quotation beirtsr 31r. roc., against He 20c. on Friday. I New York was a shade firmer at 4,16&. SILVER STILL RISING. I A further advance occurred tn silver, the ca?h pric- of bM'8 rÍ8in M. to 6* whIle the nnotation for future deuTery wa? Ad, hixhor at 63id. per ounco. The market j closed steady. ON AT THE DOCKS. 1 Arrivals and Sailings of Vessels. Kl.*T-G'S DOOK. ARRIY ALS.-Eika, s. 394, Rouen; Cornubia s, 167. Plymouth; Tortori Maim s, 3,701, Lomlon. s. 1.528. Key WMt; Butetown s, 1,626, Bordeaux; Waft Gran- ville; Honvred a. 1.382. Barri: AXMiU^SOr C» 2,560, Venice; Lake Dymer s, 1.429, Barry. PRINCE OF W ALES DOCK. ARRIVAI,S.-Aehton a. 113, lsiguy; There-e .? 736, Rouen; Tula s. 718, Copenhagen; Torfrey » 167, Guernsey; Gunbog s.770, Man. Chester; Enicheden 405, Sharpness: Vhma 1.160. Cxrloforte; Speedwell 8, 573, Roche- fort; Maroc s, 516, Prestou. SAILINGS—Thetis s, 267. Bordeaux: Infra 5. 714. Rouen; Trident. 37, Douarnenez; ■J-appho s, 806 Antwerp and Rotterdam. NORTH DOCK. AR-ILIVALS.-R-eleittleas 6, 1,2. Barry; Ville de Belfort a, 678, Liverpool, SAILINGS.—Agrna. a. 6:? Avonmouth; Ivy- town, s, 104, Dublin; Colbert, 314, Fecamp; Falcon, 54. Dublin; Ideal, 40. La. Roohelie. SOUTH DOCK. ARRilVAIS.-Nea.th Castle. Ill, 8e&. fish; Varbak III., mb. 130, Cardiff. SAI.IANGS.-WeM Coast, 544, IirtTpool; Flpioa, II e. 583, Rouen; Brackenholm, 87, Treport; Wy Walters. c9. Granville; El dad, 37. Sea, fish; Emecrtnicr. 140, La. Rochelle; Pecheuse, 125, La, Rochelle; Madeleine, 93, Lannion.
On the application of the prosc-cuting solicitor, Mr. Rupert Lewis, a German subject, Tly. Vespennann (26), a fireman, was again remanded for a week at Swan- sea on Monday, on a el)-,trgeaof landing in this port without permission of the Secre- tary of State, and making a false state. ment to the emigration oilleor.
I IMMORTALITY. 1 Does Spiritualism Prove It ? I The Rev. Herbert Morgan, B.A., of Bristol, preached at Capel Gomer half- yearly meetings on Sunday, and drew large congregations. The sermon in the afternoon was in English, and those in the morning and evening in Welsh. The services are to be continued on Monday evening. Speaking:, on Sunday afternoon, on im. mortality, the Rev. Herbert Morgan said the subject was one which exercised the minde of many, and rightly so, for the great war had had ita influenoe upon the minds of thousands who had come through and witnessed the frightful car-' nage. Men had seen their comrades mutilated and their bodies torn to sh$ by shrapnel or sheH. and it wa? dimeult j for them to realise the eternal continuity of the soul after witnessing the seeming triumph of matter and material over the living being. But they lial the assurances of Goo'" word and God's promise*, and it was for the churches to believe, to show that they did believe, and to help to bring thl) world to a sense of the realities of re- ligion. Some sought for knowledge through Spiritualism, and he did not know that research in that form, or any other form, was to be deprecated, although he did not consider that the results so far attained gave any actiial satisfaction as to the immortality of the eom. If they accepted the accounts given, they went to prove that disembodied souk lived on after the loss of the human body. hut that was no proof of im- mortality—of living for erf-r-and some of the testimony indicated a narrowing of the range of the soul's vision, and the pursuit or enjoyment to material rather than spiritual objects. In entering upon the wider sphere of the soul's immortality, according to true religion, there was development to be expected, and not a narrowing down of the life to the concerns of the body.
l SKEWEN EVENT. I. Children's Chair Eisteddfod. On Saturday, at the Central Hall bkewen. a very successful grand children's choir eistdiod was held, the proceeds in aid of the Skewen and Neath Abbev sailors and Soldiers' Reception and Pr? Ncn?ta? hon Fund. President, Mrs. A E' Jones (Brynderwen); conductors. Rev. J'MS. Alorgau and Mr. Harry Reason (SkMVen); adjudicators: music, Messra. Milt atthew W. Davies. B.A., Mus. Boc. (?MtTi), and Wtn- J Wimams, LTSC ￼ ls-i kewen); literature, Rev. J. Evans Jones and Mr. Jame-e Clement (Skewen). and Mr, Tom John (Neath Abbey); aOln- panists, Misses D. Evans Jones and Winnie Bowen (Skerwen) hon. sees. Messrs. Tom Lloyd and Dd. Abraham) I hon. treasurer. Councillor O. L. David, I THE AWARDS. 1 lie awards were as follows Competitors under 12.—Solo for boys: 1. Robert Williams (Treboeth); 2, Cyril Bevan (Gamaat. Solo for girls: 1. Miriam4'rg?ftlis (Graig, Treforis); 2, Mmam Morgans (Graig, Trefons); 2 t Gwladys Morgans (Graig, Treforls). Pianoforte solo: 1, S. Mil?(LM<?e); 2, V. PridaT (Skewen). Violin ?Olo: l. Sarh L. JoMs (Land?); 2, John Do..e Recitation of a hymn: 1, Doris navies. 2, Cecelia Williams. Translation-Eng- mh to Welsh (impromptu). 1, Gwfedya Morgan (Llansamlet); 2 Arthur G. Tucfcer (Skewen). Under 1±—Recitafon ("' Gwlad y Brython "): 1, D. Emy* Lewis (Garnant); 2 Ivy G. Roberts (Llzn .samlet). Two original verses 'n "Home": 1, Henry Rees (Neath);} Un-yn-trio. Between 12-16-Solo for 00) (any Welsh air): let and 2nd prize divided between Donald Rosser (Llanaant let), and Dennis Rowlands (Pontardawe• Solo for girls (any Welsh øir): 1. Mar) Parker (Neath Abbey); 2, Rhoda Perki. (Llanelly). Violin soio: 1, Ivor Miller (Skewen). Pianoforte 60I0: 1, Nan Davies (Plasmarl) 2. Sally John (Lan- dore). Under 16-Onen recitation: 1, Glyndwr Richards (Port Talbot); 2, Gwynneth Williams (Port Talbot). Essay (" Lessons of Joseph's Life "): 1, Gwyn Richards (Skewen). also chaired; 2, Henry Rpps (Neath). Action song (choirs): Blaengwynfi (conductor, T. D. Williams). Children's choir (chief choral): Biaen- rhondda (conductor, R. R. Hughes). The successful' conductor was chaired.
LOCAL ARCHITECTS. Western Branch of institute Formed at Swansea. A meeting of architects was held at the ) Royal Institution of South Wales. Swan- sea, on Saturday afternoon, to consider the formation of a western branch of the South Wales Institute of Architects. It had been felt for eome time that mem- i hers in practice in towns west of Port ( Talbot were net sufficiently in touch T-vith headquarters of the Institute at Cardiff, and that the time was ripe for developing a branch society having its headquarters in Swansea. A very good attendance of local archi- tects was recorded. Among those present went Sir Charles T. Rulhen (chairmarl. Mr. Ivor Jones (Cardiff), president of the South Wales Institute of Architects, Messrs. Henry A. Ellis, J. Herbert Jones, C. W. Mercer, Rcnry C. Portsmouth, O. S. Portsmouth, Hubert Rogers. Charles S. Thomas (Swansea), Mr. J. Cook Rees (Neath), Thomas Gibb (Port Talbot), and Mr. P. J. Williams (Carmarthen). The cure for the formation of a branch was most ably put by the president of the Institute (Mr. Ivor Jones), and after a keen discussion and thorough investiga- tion of the position it was unanimously agrt,c.<l to-form a western branch of the South Wales Institute of Architects em- bracing a regional area comprising that part of South. Wales west of and includ- ing Port Talbot, with its headquarters at Swansea. I An executive eonimittce was appointed consisting of Sir Charles T. Ruthen. Messrs. II. C. Portsmouth, J. Cook Rpes, Thos. Gibb, and the hon. secretary, Mr. J. Herbert Jones (C. S. Thomas, Meager and Jones), to consider matrers affecting: I the constitution and financial position of I the branch. t The South Wales Institute of ArcTu- tects was founded in 1890. The aim ni the Institute is to consolidate the archi' tects practising in South Wales; to ad- vance the art and profession of archi tec- ture, and promote and afford facilities for study; to discuss questions of piofes- J sional practice, and matters of general I interest to the profession; to organise lec- tures and meetings. By so doing it i. hoped to obtain a uniformity of practice in dealing with matters pertaining to the business side of the profession, and to guide and assist local authorities and other public bodies jn dealing with rifairs connected with architecture in general. Mr. J. Herliert Jones, hon. secretary, will be glad to give any further informa- Hon to architects practisiug in the re- gional area named who desire to become members. Enquiries should be addressed to him at his offices. Salisbury Cliambers,, Wind-streoi, Swansea. ¡, I
CRIPPLED CHILDREN. I I Appeal for Christmas Hampers. I Sir W. P. Treloar, and ex-Lord Mayor of London, writes to say that His Majesty the King has graciously headed tho list of contributors to the Fund I am raising for the 36th Annual Distribution of Hampers to crippled children. For the past quarter of a century there has oc- curred each year the dispatch of these hampers from the Guildhall Yard; there has been the joy of receipt in many poor households. There are thousands of Tiny Timsin our country to-day- cripples to whom Christinas brings little joy or gladness. It is for these maimed, to whom are denied the pleasure that Christmas brings to healthy children, that I plead. Not only are they crippled hut many are almost destitute as well. With the help of your readers, we can, nevertheless, make their Chrisima.s a ume ( joy and merriment, for in 6pite of the ■ubcrculous bone and joint disease, from which so many of them suffer, they can tye merry and bright at this festive sea- -on. I ask your readers to think of the happiness of the lives of healthy child- ren, the games and pleasure in which they can tiAe part, but which are denied to helpless little cripples. Many friends have been kind enough in past years to assist me in my efforts to brighten the lives of cripr-Ied children, and I shall be grateful if 1 can once again rely upon suc h support." Contributions should be addressed to -Sir W. Treloar. Bart. (Hamper Fund). i51, Moorgate-street, E.C. 2.