ARE YOU REMEMBERING THE IVYIDOWS & CHILDREN THIS YEAR?
THE GROWING 1 FUND. I Another L 100. MAJOR HARRIES' FINE DONATION. 111 The members of the Widows' and Orphans' Fund (and Children's Summer Home) Committee, were further glad- dened this morning when the hon. secre- tary received another magnificent sub- scription to the Fund. Major George S. Harries, O.B.E, has been from the start one of the most loyal fmd stalwart supporters of the Fund. He was the chairman of the Committee until quite recently, when the growing burden of business considerations compelled him to resign the chairmanship. Major Harness keen sympathy with the move- ment is evidenced by the fact that to-day lii* sends to the hon. secretary a cheque for £ 100, and he accompanies it with a letter, in which be. Enys-- "I hope the Committee will succeed in raising the £5,000 you are aiming at, and I am sure that if the people of our good old town and district will only realise what a sacrifice was made by the gallant men, whose children's lives we are endeavouring to brighten, the de- sired amount will soon in your hands." THE NEED. But there is a very long vay to go before the committed of he fund can carry out fully tblr Intentions this winter and next year. It has been estimated that a sum of at Jenst C5,OO9 will be required if the -nsual Christmas grants are to be made I.tr¡ the widows and children. the children's "rets provided, and the proposed scheme of a Summer Home brought into effect. A committee of ladies representative of all interests in Swansea is bard at work leaking arrangements, and one of the functions that have been fixed up is a tliree nights' whist drive at the Hotel iMetropole in December. Other events pre also boing arranged. All these, how ever. will but touch the fringe of the grants of the fund. and we appeal con- Sfidontl v to the generous heart of Swan- sea to help us forward by means of per- sonal donations. The smallest amount i*-ill be wpkomed-the shillings as well a? She pounds. If £ 5,000 is to be in hand [ b efore December closes, the committeci ill require every eerap of assistance Sgwansea can ren-der. We are asked to j ppeal to the public of Greater S?an?ea ?o forward donations pither to— i Mr. David Roberts, J.P., Hon. Treasurer, 61. Wind-street, Swansea; or Mr. J. D. Williams, ■- v i- £ £ «*». Soo, Cambria Daily Leader" Office. Swansea. > All donations will be promptly acknow- kledired. SUBSCRIPTIONS. i £ e. H. ?%van4ea Branch of th? Bdtish £ d. Red Cross Society (r Mrs. C. II. Eden, the Lady Chair- man) 262 10 It i" Well Wisher 100 0 8 fiJIajor G. S. Harrie8 106 ft (I, (But £ 5,000 is Wanted Before Christmas.)
PREMIUM BONDS. Discussion Likely Week After Next. I LONDON. Thursday. It is understood, says the Exchange Telegraph Company, that the Govern- ment will give a day in the week after next for u discussion in the Houso of Commons on the question of Premium Bonds
HARBOUR EXECUTIVE Representations to be Made to Transport Ministry. At the meeting of the Swansea Har- bour Executive Committee on Thurs- day, Mr. W. T- Farr re- signation ol Capt. Da* id Lvans, R.N.R., one of the doelrmasters ax the King's Dock, was rcceinxL Copt. Evans, smce li is rc-tli rn f roiii a, has Ileen sutter- ing from ill-health. Among other matters discussed was the congestion of coal and tinplate traffic at the docks, and it was resolved to communicate with the Ministry of Trans- port with a view to removing the con- gestion. The Hon. Odo Viv'ian, Mr. George Kowe, .Ll.. nd My, (>d])j), t'!w newly. elected porpriefeary trustees. were ;dso present at the meecfnii.
-0' I PREMIUM BONDS. I For House of Commons to I Decide. The Hou;< of Commons will be allowed I B dav soon to determine whether the liovcrament shall issue premium bonds, I )[1'. Bonar Law stated on Wednesday night. Dr. Murray: Before the Government de- parts from the true iii-itish method of raising money, and as many hon, nx«<»ibers eecm to envy every country but their own- The Speaker: Will the hon. member kindly drop the preamble' Dr. Murray: Will the Government con- sider the possibility of sending a special mission to the spiritual home oi State lotteries—Hamburg— in order that these ifun methods mav be iiiorp efficiently MR. IDONAR LAW'S RETOHT. I Mr. Bonar Law: It will be for each in- dividual member to decide for himself. Mr. B'itC'inley: If the right hon. gentleman has .-4iy. doubts abooit the morality of premium bonds, will he take the expert advice of the Chaplain of the House Mr. Bonar Law: I am not snrv whether on such a question I should not yo to the Lon. member himself.
LOCAL MURDER fMi??F %jMr&M&Mtj. I Story of Deceased Woman's Trips With Gentlemen. WITNESS BREAKS DOWN IN BOX. I I At the Cardiff Assizes on Thursday, be- foro Mr. Justice Baillache, Mrs. Lavinia Beynon, nurse, was charged with the wil- ful murder of Esther Da vies (34), a married woman, of Gowerton. Mr. Artemus Jones, K.C., and Mr. N. H. Thomas (instrncted by Mr. Rupert Lewis) appeared for the prosecution, and 1 Sir Ellis J. Gritlitli, K.C. and Mr. Trevor Hunter (instructed by Mr. Henry Thompson) defended. PRISONER QUITE COMPOSED. 1 Prisoner, who was attired in a navy blue costume, and had a fur over the shoulders, appeared to be quite composed in the dock, and in a firm voice replied in answer to the Clerk of Arraigns, not gailty." The court was crowded, and Mr. Arte- mus Jone«, in opening, described the charge as the gravest in the criminal law. Deceased, Esther Davios, was 31 years of age, and was married, her husband having been for three or four years in the Army, and at the time of her death was in Russia. Deceased lived with her par- ents at a public-house known as the Ty- gwyn Stores. There were four children. I IRREGULAR HABITS. There was no doubt, eaid counsel, that deceased was a woman of very irregular habits. She owned a motor car, and had done some war work. She formed a friendship with a professional nurse named Poulson. These two went to Birm- ingham for the purposo of looking for a public-house for the deceased. On their return Nurse Poulson and deceased were in Swansea together, and they went to King Edward-road, where deceased asked Nurse Poulson to wait for her. Evidence would be called to show that deceased went in tho direction of prisoner's house. Prisoner's hue-band—an inspector in the Swansea Borough Police Force—resided lower down in King Edward-road. r VERY AGITATED. When deceased returned after about an hour, she appeared very agitated. Proceeding, counsel said that deceased was suddenly taken very ill, and sent for Nurso Ponleon, later sending on .her .boy to prisoner with a note, as a result of which prisoner went down to Gowerton to see the deceased. I ALLEGED CONVERSATIONS. j Although she was a stranger to Nurse Poulson, prisoner said to her: I know you will be a pal and not give me away." Prisoner after examining deceased said to Nureo Poulson: It will surely come off before the morning." Later on she told Nurse Poulson: It will be the very bt woman I shall ever do it to." Deceased got worse, and eventually, died in the Swansea Hospital. Counsel said that evidence pointed to the fact that deceased had died ae the result of the operation which the pro<se- cotion alleged was performed by the pri. soner. The first witness called was Mrs. Davies, mother of the deceased, and in cross-examination she said that the de- ceased had a car, which sometimes was very difficult to start. She added that her daughter had many lady friends, amongst them was l'owl-SOll, who often stayed at Tygwyn Stores. NURSE POWLSON'S EVIDENCE. I Winifred Mabel Powlfsou, Swansea, was the next witn(-oip- called, and said with regard to the alleged visit of the deceased to prisoner's house, that she (witness) waited outside. Mr. Artemus Jones: Did anything at- tract your attention when Mrs. Davies .came out? Witness She was very flushed, and was nearly crying, and looked awfully ill. In cross-examination by Sir Ellis Gri- ff th, witness eoairl that during the last fortnight of her life deceased and,witness spent a great deal of time together. Be- 1 two on Christmas and Jul/ she had seen very littJ.e of deceased. No one went with | them to Birmingham, but they met gentleman friends there, amongst them a Mr. Moss. Mrs. Davies did not sign the visitor'* book in the hotel as Esther Davies," hut she could not <?ay what. she J iigaed horeolf M. TRIPS WITH GENTLEMEN. I Sir Ellis Griffith: You have been very frequently with Mrs. Davies in her motor car!—I have been on several occasions with her. > Sir Ellis Griffith: On how many occas- ions have you gone with Mrs. Davies for trips which involved absence from home all r)ightn-T)ireo or four times. Do you remember the people jou went with P-YLIC-. Were they women friends ?--No, gentle- man friends. ) How many?—One as a* rule, and some- times two. Once, two; generally one. Witneos admitted having spent a week- end with Mrs. Levies and some friends at Brecon in March last. Sir Ellis Griffith: Are you quite snre that it m,as only on one occasion that there were two gentlemen? Witness: I cotild not be positive. Was one M companion to you and the other as companion to Mffl. Davies?- Yes. Did you know that she was a married woinan F-YEG. Coming back to the visit to Briming- hani, witness said in answer to counsel, that she slept with Mrs. Davies. but she I slept on top of the sheet and Mre. Davies underneath the sheet. _a_- I WITNESS BREAKS UUWN. I Sir Ellis Grfliith: When you returned from Birmingham you went straight to her hon^e?—Yes. Have you a home of your own? Here witness broke down and said: 1 do not know what would have happened to me if I had no home. Through Mr. Thompson taking my character away I have lost-my position; 1 have lost my cha-racfbr; I hvae lott my everything. If I did not have a home I do not know what would have happened to me." Witness was cross-examined at length with regard to the conversations she had with the prisoner when the latter visited the deceased's house. She denied that pri- soner had said: I am very surprised to see that Mrs. Davies is ill; I am awfully sorry for her in her trouble." Prisoner did not say it was a bad business. TOLD ONE LIE. I Sir Ellis Griffith: Did you admit to the magistrates that you told lies in court? Witness: I told one lie. Did you admit in court that you had been telling a lie?—Yes. How many in all? Witness did not answer. Evidence was called to corroborate the witness's statement that deceased was in King Edward-road, and came from the direction of prisoners" house on the day I in question. One witness, Mrs. Bird, said she re- ceived a note from deceased, but denied I having received any note at any time from prisoner. Athur C. Davies, the 14-year-old son of deceased, deposed to taking a note from his mother to prisoner and to Mrs. Bird. Mrs. Bird wrote a reply to tlifct note which he handed to the prisoner. I Margaret Ann Bevan, Farmers' Ar-, f Waunarlwydd, sister of the deceased, spoke of being present with the prisoner when deceased was ill. She did not re- member prisoner telling her that de- ceased must have a doctor. Nurse Powlson, recalled, sAi(I that on the Friday morning the deceased had a miscarriage. Dr. McCalden was called, and his evi- dence was not completed when the court adjourned for lunch. (Proceeding)
I JURY DISAGREE. End of Election Libelj Case. The action brought against Brigadier- General ThomM Kd?ecumbe Hickman* M.P., and Mr. G. E. Brown, a politico supporter, bv Lieutenant-Colonel John Kynaston, late of the R.A.M.C., claim- llg damages for libel and conspiracy to slander him during the last General Election, terminated in the King s Bcnch oh "Wednesday. Mr. George Edward Brown, the ofaicr defendant, said he saw a great deal of plaintiff from the time plaintiff came to Bilaton, in 1912. On one occasion wit- ness said to him that people were saying he was not married to the lady with whom he was living, and was a divorced man. j «A D- LIE." I. Dr. Kynaston replied, You can take 1 it from me, it is a d-- lie." All that witness said at General Hick- man's meeting was that if the letters were true no decent-minded man or woman could possibly put a cross to the name of a man with such a record. He had nothing whatever to do with the publication of the pamphlet. Mrs. Elizabeth, Hickman, wife of Brigadier-General Hickman, said she never mentioned plaintiff's personal character or referre dto the letter at a meeting. Counsel for the defence: Did you • "When you people leave this room i want you to cast it far and wide •" iJ. neve rsaid anything of the sort. Mrs. Hickman added that sne wyu,u never made remarks like these. j-veT were more like the speech of a working n oman. She would not mix herself up with a disgusting story like this; no decent-minded woman would. The jury disagreed and were dis- charged.
THE FI'SH MARKET. I Good Attendance at Re- Opening. The Swansea Fish Market was a hive of activity on Thursday morning, after two months stagnationH The huyere," who were rather badly affected by the trawlermen's strike, were very much in evidence again. The boats that arirved were ihose Who were first t.-) zfnil last week, namely th* "Lahore et Honore" and "Lfnkos," both belonging to Mr. fl. E. Itees. KEEN CDMrt 11 HUM. 4 1 i> /»AT«nfin» I TÜre ??s. o, ?'"?' .f, tiou. !?td ?le <uppt? will undoubtedly I reilieve the situation; locally, where, however, the pinch has not been felt 1U <*reat. degree. Prices ruled as ?ilo? Whiting, £ 2 ?. and 395. per kit; m?- nums, £ 4 5q.; d?. ,? ?.; 50les (co»- trolled); plaice. ?1?.; ray, £ b ?-. ?- ne?.2Rs.; mackerel (controllBd). No more boats arc expected in tm» I week, but there s?o?ld be a number ar-j rivmg | ￼ I
SWANSEA INVENTION. I Combined Sit inq Room and Kitchen I Gra e. (patent No. 131000 has been allocated to ) Jtaltion of Mr. J. H. ltiigbes, T.,on, Oaks-avenue. Swansea, who until lately has been in business in Llanelly as a decorator. invention is a coiumned, zind kitchen fire grate. It is compact, has a very sniarl appearance, and, he claims, can be erected at a vml" small cost in view of its simplicity, ine grate is of tho open, barleys variety, an ingenious arrangement of movable metal panel', which can bo fitted in brass or copper, secrete on c, the right of the tire 3, receptacle 4ror co^xls, etc., and dampeis, and on the left a large oven. Over the., fire is » warming pan, and the can be lovered to the ashpan for the purpose j of drawing up the fire. Mr. Hugh** explains that. his grate olwiate-s a lot of labour, and will be no I dMrer than 'any .itlgle grh:, havingj In I addition th? advanta?'s of the sitting- loom fire t??ether with .those 1 i? k?chen range.
I. BANK RATE. [ Raised to Six Per Cent.! I LONDON, Thursday. The Bank Rate has been raised to six per cent.-Exchange Telegraph Co. The old rate of five per cent. has been in force since April 5, 1917. The increase was expected, and has caused uncertainty on the discount mar- ket for a few days.
TO-DAY'S WIRES. I SHAH IN EDINBURGH. I The Shall of Persia arrived in Edin-I burgh this morning. FLIGHT TO AUSTRALIA. I Paris, Thursday.—The Trench aviator, Lieut, Poulet, who is attempting to fly to Australia, has reached Ivoma in Asia Minor.—Exchange. A TOTAL LOSS. I Lloyds agents at Sabang telegraphed on j October 31st as follows:llritish steamer I Fazilka, Penang for Madras, previously I reported ashore, is a total loss; passengers I saved. KOLTCHAK RETREATING. Omsk, October 30th (received Thursday). —The civil government is evacuating Omsk. Admiral Koltchak's army i-s re- treating un the whole front.—Press Asso- ciation. EXPLOSION IN DOCK. I Lloyds Agents at Havre telegraphed on I Wednesday that an explosion occurred on I board the American steamer Bolofan in dock, when about to sail. Several were I killed and injured. ATTACK ON HOSPITAL. I Cairo, Monday (received Hum-day).— A band of men attacked the British mili- tary hospital at Alexandria during thc- night, but were driven off by the guards after an exchange of shots.—Reuter. HUNGARIAN RAILWAYS. -1 Amsterdam.—The vossische Zeitung learns from Budapest, that the Hungarian Cabinet and the British Commissioner have concluded an agreement stipulating that the whole Hungarian railway system will pass into British hands.—Exchange. RUMANIAN MINISTRY RESIGNS. I Paris, Thursday.—It was rumoured here I last night that the Rumanian Ministry has resigned, follo-wing dissension between the Transylvanian and other members of I the Cabinet on the receipt of a Note from the A 1lie.s.-Exchan.ge. NO MORE GRANTS. I Ottawa, Tuesday (received The Government announced in Parlia- ment to-day that there could be no further general distribution of grants or gratui- ties. If Parliament decided otherwise. M<e ?dh'ht?<T-ti<t)t ?d not '0. The totf? ?uiu expended on re-estn Wish- I ing s-oldiere is 49*000,000 dollars.—Reuter.
MILITARY SITUATION. O f Position in Egypt and on I Russian Fronts. LONDON, Thursday. A joint message states:— EGYPT.—The disturbances in Egypt oon- tinues. So far, however, the police have been able to control the situation. and British troops have not been called upon to assist since October 31st. WEST RUSSIA.—'llie Bolshevists are pushing forward on General Yuden- itch's extreme right flank on the shores of Lake Perpus. 13ALTIC STATES.—The latest informa- tion is that Lettish troops, supported hy a bombardment from the sea, have ad. vanced west of Riga, and have gained a certain amount of ground, as well as an important bridgehead on t* Dvina. SOUTH RUSSI A.-The balancv here slightly in favour of Donekin men, who have made further captures amounting to over 3.0UO prisoners, 8 Sims, and many machine guns.
VICAR'S POVERTY. I Painful Story of Struggle. A sa- d story of I A sad story of a vicar's fight to live on foiall incomes and his wife being driven to work as a waitress in London were told in the Bradford Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday. The debtor was the Rev. J. B. Chap- lin, vicar of Hnbberholme, Buckden. whose estimated liabilities were £ 900 and estimated assets £39. He gave his Venrlv salaries which he had had when clifferciit curacies as £140, £ 160. P,120 and £ 150. He had had to resort to i hi,(l to resort to or, e having little loans and renewing at double interest. He had bad NO EXTRA V AGANCE. Mr. Chaplin concluded: I have four children, t iree at Bury St. Edmunds and one in London, and in order to keep them in a reasonable way my wife has been out sickllursing, and is now en- gaged as a waitress in London to keep the pot boiling." In order to educate his children he and his wife had had to suffer from the want of the bare necessities of life. He had sold his furniture and effects, and had been living practically without furniture. OFFICIAL RECEIVER'S SYMPATHY. At the conclusion of the examination the Official Receiver said: I stand be- side this debtor, who has been faced with the alternative of starvation of his wife and his children or of resorting to money lenders. If the Church and other de- nominations don't see that their clergy are better paid, if Christianity does not compel them to do it, then humanity ought, and we should not have people of education faced with such <1, horrible alternative. The examination was closed.
FOR SERVICES RENDERED. FOR SERVICES RENDERED. Mr. W. Rossr-r, Gower-street, viee-presi- dent of the West of England and South Wales centre of the Furnishing Chamber of Trade, has just received from local fur- niture manufacturers a present in recog- nition of his services in connection with the recent National Furnishing Trade dispute. This is Auch appreciated by him. and encourages him to continue (be- good work. Except at Barnstaple and one other town, there is now no la!x>u> trouble in the furniture trade.
JUMBLE SALE. Tremendous Success of Bit Badge Bazaar. I The jumble sale which was held at Moud Buildings, Swansea, on W oones- day afternoon, under the auspices of the Women's Section of the N.i'. D.te. and S. for the purpose of raising funds to fur- nish and equip a training centre for the wives and children of service and ex- service men, was a huge success, whilst thousands of people had to be turned away without even entering the sale hall.x! The stall-holders were as follows: Lady Kuthen, president and treasurer; Mrs Thcophilus, Mrs. Cunniffc, Mrs. llaimes, Mrs. Banheld, Mrs Seline. Mr&. Lewi*, Mrs. Jas. Jones, Mrs. Fuller, Mrs. Cbis- j iott, Miss Mabel Norman, Mrs. Ivor j Thomas, and Mrs. Blackmore, while Mr Holland was the hon. secretary and j organiser. Grateful thanks are extended to all those who responded to the appeal for contributions so willingly, and especially 1 to Air. Edmunds (of Messrs. Bullihs), and Mr. Evans (of De-la-Beelie-street), both af ) whom so kindly pla-ced taxis and cars at the disposal of the Federation to collect its goods. Much credit is also due to Mrs. Hoi- j land, who worked so strenuously for the success of the sale. J
FAU LTY TAX IM ETERS. Local Owners and Drivers Fined. I At the Swansea Police Court on Thure- J day a taxi driver, named W. Mitchell, was summoned for tampering with a taxi- meter of his hackney carriage on or about October 8th, and also with faulty con- struction of the meter. Mr. Holland Booth prosecuted, and Yr. Stobo Andrews defended. P.S. (2-1) Thome said he examined de- fendant's taxi cab, and found that the band, which is fixed to a wheel and works the merer, had been removed. The meter was consequently of ho use For the defence it was stated that the wheel had been changed the previous night, and the wheel, on the cab, when exiimined by the officer, was a spare one, and consequently did not have a band for working die meter. A fine of 20s. was imposed for the first offence and costs for the other offence SIMILAR CASES. Similar summonses were brought against James Millar, who was also sum- moned for causing an obstruction by al- lowing a Inotor car to remain in Alex- andra-road on (October 21et, and failing to produce his driver's licence. Two of defendant's employes—Stanley Peeler (18), and Victor Hayes (19), were summoned for, campering with the taxi- meter on or about October 8th.. The pro- prfctor Miliar admitted the obstruction of the highway, and the failing to pro- duce the license, but stated that he was in ignorance of the state of the taxi metres, as they were only broken the evening before the officer (I' .S. (2i) i horne; examined the vehicles. The driver stated that the taximetre bands on the wheels were removed be. cause they needed repairing. Millar was fined 20s. lor the alleged j tampering with the taximetre, and the | other summonses were dismissed. The j dri vers were ordered to pay costs.
I ARAB PRINCE. j Time of Arrival in Swansea on Friday. The young lj-year-old Prince of Central Arabia, Faisal en Saud, sfln of the ru^er of Central Arabia, arrives in Swansea on Fridav morning by the 11.15 train into High-street. Accompanying him will be his suite, consisting of Ahmed ibn Thumaizan (his cousin), Abdullah ibn Ousaibi (secretary), Abdul Azvz ibn Rubai, Abdullah Al Sumairi, Abdul Kahmun, and Ibn Suzrairan (gentlemen in waiting). Also -vith the party will be Mr. H. A. T. B. Philby, C.J.E.I.O.S. They will be officially welcomed at the Town Hall (which is being t?M'ully d?oratcd) by the Mayor, Town Clerk, i and a number of leadu? citt?ns. an? following a luncheon at the Hotel Metro-I pole they will pay a viét to the Cwm- tdin Works. I On Saturday the visitors will mak an '?xcursicn to Langland, and aiterward? into Gow?r. They wiH leave Swansea by the boat express for Fishguard, en route j for Ireland, at 9.35 p.m. on Saturday. j IN NATIVE COSTUME. When,in Cardiff on Wednesday i lie 1 party were all attired in their native ) costumes, and made a picturesque wrfit. The young Prince was very anxious to see.! the Wince of Wales' signature in the j visitors'* book. j
T ) MISLEADING. ( Cost of Army Not Permanent j — It is wholly misleading to represent the total of as being a net recurring or permanent cost «f the. Army to the taxpayer," Mr. H. W. Forster, ) War Oce, said yesterday, in presenting supplementary estimates. Replying to Lord Fisher's character- ) istie explosion about spendin £ 4.00,000,000 on the Army a year after the I armistice, Mr. Forster said.; We are spending motfiney largely in getting rid of the ArAiy. I It is all very well for persons, dis- tinguished or otherwise, to break out into diatribes of that kind. They do not in- j form public opinion; they only mislead it i LORD FISHER REBUKED. It certainly ought to have been ob-j vieus to anyone who has hold a dis- j tinguished position like Lord Fisher that we cannot get rid of a great army, such as wo had at the time of the armistice, by a stroke of the penor by strong lan- guage. Yon cannot transfer a nation in arms into a nation at peace within 24 hours, or in the twinkling of art eye. The men have to bp fed. housed, clothed, and paid: separation alJowances have to be paid to their wives and depen- dents; gratuities and balance of pay have to be assessed and distributed." i Colonel Wedgwood moved to reduce the which amount, he said, we were giving as a final present, to General Dtnikin or General Yuden- iich. 1
i I i i ? LOCAL MURDER CHARGE. Jury Stop the Case. The jury stopped the ease, a.nd ujtr animously returned a verdict of "Not Guilty." His Lcrdship, addressing prisoner said; "I have very great pleasure in Saving that I sincerely agreo with. the verdict, and T don't believe you had anything to do with' it." The verdict was received witfo to-Lid applause in court. Hali-timc Scorc: Swansea Albhms 4, AWravon I. TO-DAY'S RACING. 'Bbttiiigr: 5 to 4 'Whit Week. 0.4S-i'lanct 1, Em lis keen 2, Aiotianj. 4 Also w. Golden. State, TTaterpcwer. ￼ ;4 ￼ í I > i i ? ? ￼ I Wk ¡ niW. 4" ? -?*• ) i I i
THOMAS—Le MASURIER Popular, Swansea Railway ,j Official Married. Ap interesting event took phce on Thursday morning at Holy !Trinity Church, when Frank, younger son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Thomas, was married to iMith. second daughter of Mrs. and the >\te Mr. P. Le Masurier, of Swansea. lie Rev. E. Henry (vicar) aud the curate officiated. The bride, wearing a cream :>rge costume, with hat to match, was iven away by her cousin. Mr. Cent Williams. The bridesmaids were Misfl Bertha Le Masurier and Miss Olive Thomas, and wore costumes of blue. with picture hats of pan velvet. Mr. Harry Thomas was best man. During the war "tr. Frank Thomas was one of the Welsh 4lowitzers. amongst whom he was well liked and very popular. It was during ervice in Palestine he was awarded the Croix de Guerre. A reception was held it Cenarth," Carlton-terrace,, after the eremony, at which many guests were pesant. The newly-wedded couple were i he recipients of very many presents, and :aft later in the day for Bath and Bristol, -here they intend spending their honey- noon.
TRADE OF THE PORT. Satisfactory Improvement. The trade of the port for October has, on the, whole, liecn fairly satisfactory, tlie total imports amounting to 38,459 'en@, as compared with 27.191 tous during 'he same period hvst year. The exports, iiowever, showed a slight decieasa, the total being 309,351 ions, as against 312,172 tons in October, 1918. The total imports and exports for the. past month amount to 348,010 tons, as tens in Ocrober, 1918