¡ TWELVE LIVES LOST. 0 I Barquentine Sunk on I i Way to Swansea. I j j Channe l Collision. DEAL, Thursday. The Press Association correspondent i says:— Twelve lives were lost in a serious col- lision in the English Channel to-day be- tween the steamer Dunerie, of Glasgow, from New York to Antwerp with general cargo, and the three-masted bii-quezitine Colvert, from Fecamp to Swansea. The latter vessel sunk. It appears fliat when between the Casquets and Portland, the Duneric crashed into th? Calvert with such force that the barquentine sank in two min- utes, carrying with her Captain Grisdl, his brother-in-law, and ten members of his crew. The mate and an able seaman were the only two survivors picked up by the Dunerie. They were landed at Dover, where the steamer was taken with an extensive hole in her bows.
TO-DAY'S WIRES. I h THE BULGARIAN TREATY. I .varis, Ihursuay.—Iiio Bulgarian I Treaty will probably be signed to-mor- I row.—Exchange. r" SOME PROFIT! I pydney, Thursday.—The Royal Com- mission on the coal industry reports that the owners' profits in some instances reach 15t per cent. I HOME AGAIN. I T:,)_ 1 f Drus:¡eliS..lllursctaJ"Tl1" Jung and Queen of the Belgians arrived in Brus- sels this morning on their return from the United States.-Reuter. BARON SWINFEN. I The Exchange Telegraph Co. is in- formed that Baron Swinfcn, late Master of the Rolls, has passed a bod night, and his condition is very serious. AEROPLANE'S FATAL CRASH. I ?__ An aeroplane liearing the name of the Acton Aeroplane Co. crashed in a field adjoining Marsh Lane, Surbiton, shortly after noon on Thursday, two officers being killed. AN OFFER TO MR. HUGHES. I Melbourne, Wednesday (received to- day).—Speaking at Ballarat, Mr. Hughes said when he was in England he was offered three millions for the Common- wealth merchant fleet. SHIPYARDS STOPPED BY SNOW. There was a further very heavy fall of snow on Teeside on Thursday, and thou eands of shipyard and other workers hnvo been rendered idle. SNOW IN YORKSHIRE. I Snow is again falling on the East York- shire wolds this morning, and some of the highways are covered to the depth of i r.hroe or four feet. THE LEAGUE IN BRUSSELS. Paris, Thursday.—The different Com-I missioners who have organised the League of Nations will meet at Brussels in December. Lord Robert Cecil will re- present Great Britain and M. Leon Bourgeois f'ranc.e.-Exchange. i PRESIDENT IN GLASGOW. Glasgow, Thursday.—M. Poincare, Ac- companied by Madame Poincare, re- ceived a tremendous welcome in Glasgow to-day, on the occasion of his installation at St. Andrew's Hall M Lord Rector of Glasgow University.—Press Association. PICHON AND LLOYD GEORGE. Paris, Thursday.—M. Piehon, the Foreign Minister, returned to Paris last, night at 7 o'clock, and went immediately to the War O$ice. where he had a long conversation with M. Clemenceau, to whom he reported the result of his con- versation with Mr. Lloyd George and Lord Ciirzon.-Exc-bangp. HANDING OVER GERMAN After an interval of several months the handing over of German merchant ships to the naval authorities at the Firth of Forth has been resumed. Altogether j there have now be-en surrendered to the authorities at Teitli nearly 200 GerJOan merchant ships, ranging from 4,000 tons j to 12,000 tons. j NEW MARCONI ISSUE. I London, Thursday.—At a meeting of the shareholders of Marconi's Wireless j Telegraph Co., Ltd., to-day, a resolution i was carried authorising an increase in the capital of the company to £ 3,000,000 by the creation of a million and a half new ordinary shares of £1 each.-Pr Association. CARPENTIER CONFIDENT. I The Exchange lelegraph Co. s J. ans correspondent, who has seen every one of Carpentier's big fights, on Wednesday had ¡ an interview with the famous boxer at Stanmore. ) Carpentier, he believes, has never been more fit or stronger than he is now, whilst II he is quicker on his feet. The correspondent congratulated (,ar- pentier unon his recovery of form, and I the Frenchman replied: "Yes, I believe; I am better now than 1 ever was before." j "Will you beat Beckett?" "I would, not like to say that. but I shall try hard to do so. I can tell you, I am full of con- fidence."
HAIG CHEERED. Takes Seat in Lords. I HOUSE OF LORDS, Wodnesdav. W,,d n e&dkv. I The Lord Chancellor took his seat OI the Woolsack at 3.45. There was again a i. umcrous gathering of peers and peeresses to see Earl Haig and Lord Ilorne take the oarh and their seats for the first time. The Strangers' Gallery was crowded. Earl Haig was introduced by the Earl oi Scarborough and the Earl of Derby, and I lipid Home was introduced by Loixl Lovat aud Lord Stamfordham. Cheerb were raised by the assembled peers ah Earl Haig shook hands with the Lorki Chancellor before passing out after his introduction. Lord Wavertree (formerly Colonel Hall Walker) also took the oath and, his seat. 'I He was introduced bv Lord Gisborough and Viscount Valentia. PROTECTING CATTLE. I Replying to Lord Strachie, Lord Lee (President of the Board of Agriculture) said there had been no change in the atti- tude of the Government regarding the admission of store cattle from abroad, and it was not proposed to introduce legisia-, tion for the puiywse of removing the em- bargo under present conditions. The Canadian Government made strong repre- sentations on the subject at the time of the Imperial War Conference in 1917, and these representations had never been withdrawn. Canadian cattle were not ex- cluded on the ground of the existence or suspicion of the Existence of disease j among cattle in Canada. „ URAVE INCREASE OF DISEASE. I On the contrary, their condition was probably better than our own, but there had been a very grave increase of cattle disease all over the world as a result, no doubt, of the *,Wr. Foot and mouth disease was rife <jver the Continent of Europe. In France 46 departments were affected, 4,900 animals being concerned; in Belgium nine provinces and 17,684 animals were affected; and in Holland eleven provinces were concerned. All the countries of Soctfc America were more or less affected. The disease existed in 11 iJMriets of Argentine. There bad been a series of quite inexplicable outbreaks of foot and mouth disease in this country over widely separated areas. There was no occasion for panic, but we must recog- nise that under existing conditions, which we feared must continue for many years, our only hope lay in the isolation of the United Kingdom as far as possible. (Hear, hear NO SHORTAGE OF MEAT. There was no shortage of meat at pre- sent in this country. There was even a surplus, and almcft an embarrassing glut. This was due to the fact that as a result of war rationing the British people had learned to eat less meat. THiey found I that it agreed with them to do so. He I had no doubt that if they continued in that course we should have a better look- ing and healthier people than in the past. There was a shortage of feeding stuffs for I th^ herds we already had in this country.
LABOUR AND RUSSIA. British Withdrawal Demanded. The Parliamentary Committee of the Trade Union Congress on Wednesday de- cided to press for an early interview with the Prime Minister on the questions of conscription and the British policy in Russia. A joint meeting of the Parliamentary Committee of the Trade Union Congress and the National Executive of the fxib-1 our Party, held at the House of Com- mons on Wednesday evening, adopted a resolution welcoming the Prime Mini- ster's statement at the Guildhall indica- ting that/the British Government would immediately bring to an end the support now being given to the warfare carried on in different parts of Russia and seek the means of bringing about peace in that country," and urging that steps should at once be taken to withdraw all British forces, whether naval, military, or Air Force, from any warlike enterprises in or about the territories formerly included in the Russian Empire; and to stop all further supplies of stores, munitions or i taj)
FLIGHT FROM RIGA. I Germans Leave Thei Arms Behind. COPENHAGEN, Thursday. The Lettish Pre-ss Bureau reports th.. the Lettish troops have taken the suburl of Riga, and that the Germans are flight, leaving behind them their arii, and ammunition. The town is b-flaggc-(I.-Excliange.
SOCIETY LADY. Tragic Death After Dance. Shortly after returning home from th Victory Ball at Claridge's Hotel on Tues- day evening, the young and beautiful wii of Captain Steane, of Duke-street, Grot venoi-square, W., was found by her hm, I band in a dying condition. Before he could summon medical assis: ance she was dead. ] Airs. Aiiila Vecera Steane, who wa well-known jn society circles, particular! under her former name of f I a ne, fill. who during the war did excel lent, servio. at the front in the Red Cross, bad onl been married two months. RECENTLY MARRIED. The couple, indeed, just returned t< London from their honeymoon on Mon- day, in order, it is understood, to tak part in the Armistice anniversary celc I' brations. They had newly commenced occupanc. of their tlat in Duke-street^ where the- dressed for the Victory Ball, and the j other tenants in the mansion were nn- aware of the tragic deatJl until it wz, announced in the papers. Both Captain and Mrs. Stnanc ap- peared to tln-ir friends to be in the best of spirits during the progress of the ball and they returned to Duke-street n. i about 3 o'clock in the morning, ) OH, TONY!" í The pair separated, and shortly after- wards Captain Steane heard it crv from his wife's room. Rushing to her, he was just in time to hear the words, Oli, Tony! Hent. i once sent for a doctor, but his wife was I dead before any help could be procured An inquest will be held at Westminster on Friday. In the meantime, it is stated that r bottle found on Mrs. Steone's dressing- table has been handed to the police surgeon. f Mrs. Steane was about 28 years of age — i
AIR MINISTRY. I Why General Seely Resigned. The Right Hon. Major-General J. F. SeQlv, Under-Secretary of State for Air. on Wednesday crossed over to the Opposi- tion side of the House of Commons, am! announced his isgKnation of the office. He had prota against placing the Air Service under dual control of the War Office. the Prime Minister had finally decided against him, and therefore he resigned. General Seely told the House thero was i no personal question involved betweers j him and Mr. Churchill (Secretory ot State for War and Air), but he was con- j vinced that the War Office and the Air Ministry each was a whole-time job for one man. ADMIRALTY LEFT OUT. He saw trouble in the fact that the 1 Admiralty was left out, but above al! objected to the Air Ministry bin doomed detinitely to be a subordinate office in an annexe to the War Olfiee. He could see no prospect cf maintaining an aerial position in tho world under such an arrangement, and foresaw loss ot millions of money anti thousands of live- as a consequenco of the plan. General See-ly's appeal to tÍ1" House "-1F received sympathetically, and the ques- tion appears, in fact, likely to become n first-class political issue. The Parlia- mentary Air Committee are taking tht matter up energetically, and will pr. now for reversion to tho original constitu- tion of the Air Ministry as on an equal status with the War Office and Admiralty. INDUSTRIAL COURTS BILL, i the Industrial Courts Bill passed through Committee and Report stage's ani: was put down for third reading on Mon- day. Amendments were agreed to pro- viding for membership of women on the T':dnutria! Courts and panel c' • he Arbit- ral io* Boar*?, The definition of work* man" was also extended to include clerical as well as inaniiit -woj-],ers. The Conciliation Act of 1896, which Clause IS of thp Bill proposed to rei)eal, was pre- servtvl—on ahother Government amend- ment, which Wl18 likewise accepted with- out division.
THAN-KS FOR SON. Cardiff Millionaire's Gift. bir William J antes Thomas, Bart.. ( Ynishir millionaire coal-owiwr and t philanthropist, it. giving a thousand guineas to Cardiff Hospital as a thank- j offering for the birth of a son. Lady Thomas was assistant matron at the hospital. I
15,000 MILE JOURNEY. I Local Flying Officer J-eaves for Pacific. Captain Philip Stephens, a local flying officer, who is the son-in-law of Mr. F. G. Vivian, Red Cow Hotel, High-street, Swansea, left on Wednesday on a journey of 15.000 miles. His destination is Christmas Island, in the Southern Pacific, and he is taking over a post as engineer and assistant: manager to the Christmas Island Phos- phate Co. He lias Llanelly and Burryport oonnec- tions.
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ELECTRICITY BILL. -————— .—————— Rapid Work During Last Day in Committee. LONDON. Thursday. The Standing Committee of the H"1.1 If Commons this morning concluded then consideration of the Government's Elec- tricity DUI. Overnight the committee had dispose*! of all amendments to the various clauses n the Bill, and in the case of the last ."■lausc had disposed of that altogether by striking it out of the Bill. To-day the committee w-t,i,e f(iced vith a few now clauses -and additions to .'lauses already passed. After a weary wait for a quorum, when that was com- plete the chairman put in some effective work. Amendment after amendment wns iisixxsed of merely with the observation. This has already been dealt with." Thic, is quite unnecessary," and This is out of order." Sponsors for other amendments decided l'or various reasons not to move thciu. ind such rapid progress was made that in ls. than an hour after the proceedings t.arted they were at an end. The Bill was reported as amended, and proceedings closed with, cheers for the chairman.
FUTURE OF FIIJME. Turin, Wednesday (received Thursday). -ignor Boselli, the former Premier, in the course of an electoral speech here said, regarding Fiume, that he thought the question would be settled by the adoption ,f a waiting attitude, and considered- that foreign intervention was impossible. France, he added will certaisty no intervene. and as for England, in 1859. wlwn we were allied with Napoleon lII. against Austria. England opposed us. but in 1860 England favoured the expedition of Garibaldi's Thousand. At the present dm. England is ruled by the business spirit, but later the idealism of tb< British people will gain the upper hand. I believe firmly that the British peop!< will not permit an expedition against Italy, just as the American people will not permit it.
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HOW FUND IS GOING. Big Donations To-day. The Committee of the Widows' And Orphans and Children's Sum- mer Home is happy to-day to ack- nowledge a number of very sub- stantial donations. Three very good friends of the Fund—gentlemen who throughout the summer have been showing practical interest especially in the Summer Home project—have come forward with J 00 guineas each towards the Fund — Mr. T. P. Rose Richards, Mr. W. Turpin, and Mr. Trevor Bowen. T?irljin, 'Nir. Stanley Cook furthet pointed out in the interesting inter- view we had yesterday with the chairman of the committee, these prominent docksmen, in subscrib- ing so magnificently, said that if the tradespeople of Swansea came to the front and subscribe the t equivalent of the docksmen, they S will double their donations. This is a splendid offer, and we cannot doubt but that clie tracles- people of Swansea will respond to n in the spirit which prompts the offer. Other donations received this morning include R20 from Mr. Harry G. Thomas, Brynheulog, Biaekpill, and RI Is. from Mr. T. Gilbert Jopes, Sketty road. We would like to emphasise once again the fact that it is upon the emaller amounts the Committee icpe to build up the Fund. Many of the friends of the Fund seem to lù of the opinion that they will wa:t until the greater donations are :n before they announce their sub- scriptions. We beg of them to re-alise that the success cf the Fund will depend greatly upon the I prompt forwarding of their own subscriptions. The 5s., the 108, and tlic, E-l notes are as important t:* the Fund as the larger donations. TO CHOIR SECRETARIES. I We are anxious to get into touch with the secretaries of the local choirs who rendered such magnifi am assistance to the Fund last year. Win every secretary oblige us by writing to the hon. secretary cf the Fund, Mr. J. D. Williams, Leader" Office? I WHERE TO SEND. I The hon treasurer is Mr. David Roberts, J.P., 61, Wind-street, Swansea, and the hon. secretary: Mr. J. D. Williams, "Cambria Daily Leader," [ Swansea, with I Mr. H. Stanley L. Cook, East Burrows, Swansea, as chairman. Either will be glad to receive and acknowledge your donation. SUBSCRIPTIONS. 9 a. d. I Swansea Branch of the British Red Cross Society (per Mrs. C. H. Eden, the Lady Chair- Man) .-— 26210 ? ? Mi T. P. Ro" Richards. ?5 0 0 Mr. W. Turpin 105 0 0 b. Tre\-or Bowen 105 0 0 "Well he 100 0 f: Major O. S. ,Harries loo « ft Another Well, Wisher 100 0 0 Mr. Harry G. Thomas, Bryn- Îl BU log, Blackpill 20 0 0 Mr. J. B. Edwards, Penallt, Sketty 10 10 0 Lovell's Bora 5 6 0 Mr. Fred Jenkins, 34, Haw- thorne-avenue 2 2 0 Haydn Lang Jenkins, 34, Haw- thorne-avenue ] 1 0 Mr. John Evans, Gower-vstreet lift Mr. T. Gilbert Jones, 13, Sketty road 1 1 0 Mr. J. W. Gray, newsagent and tobacconist, Uplands. 0 Ifl 0 Gjftlatians vi., 10; Psalms il, 1. 0 5 0 Standard V. Waun Wen Boys' School 0 3 4
SINN FEIN M.P.'s. I Prison for Unlawful Assembly j The nine prisoners arrested in the raid on the Dael Eireann headquarters in 8rOOTlrt-street. Dublin, on TlIesrlav. were brought b--fore the magistrate (Mr. Swifte) on Wednesday, charged with iftking part In be proceedings of the Dael Lireann and Sinn F In. suppressed asse- rtions, and with unlawful assembly. They included John O'Mahony John 3Ir. yes, and Frank Lawless. M..P.s AA the magistrate took his seat Mr. O'Mahony, addressing the others, said: Comrades, as we ,re here in the arms of authority, I call upon you to take off your ttata Mr. SvdHe: Í<"s, take off your hats. Mr. 01-Mahory: I have ordered them. Mr. wifte. Defendants then removed their bats. Police officere having given evidence that, defendants were iound 011 the pre- mises during the raid, Mr. O'Mahony eaid as they did not recognise the Court they had nothing to say. The magistrate said that the mildest penalty he could inflict w- two months' imprisonment without hard labour and cna bail in S20 for each defendant, or an /additional month. A Defendants, who made no oomm?n?, removed. U
LYNCHED BY MOB. I Revenge For Sniping of Soldiers. During an Armistice Day Parade at Centralia, Washington State (2,400 miletJ from the' ccty of Washington), hidden snipers killed four ox-soldiers and wounded several others. The murderers are believed to lie mem- bore of the Industrial Workers of. the World, an extremist organisation accused of many crimes. The dead men's com- rades hunted them through the town, and hanged the local secretary of the I. W. W. from a bridge. I DEFIANT MINERS. I I The officials of the 425,000 American coal-miners on strike have accepted the Government's invitation to confer with employers on a wages agreement. The leaders on Tuesday decided, under I orders from the Federal Court at Indiana- polis, to withdraw the order to strike, but it ie not cerN.in that the miners will go back to work. The West Virginia miners show a marked disposition to defy the Union leaders and the Government. '] ■
I I AMUSING R AG." I I I Students Battle for Field-gun. The 77m.m. German gun, which was I the objective in a pitched battle on Tues- day once again rests in the peaceful quad- rangle of St., Bartholomew's Hospital, London. Until Tuesday it had stood tre for exactly twelve months, and to cele- brate Armistice Day students from University College resolved to take proud possession. They succeeded, and the gun was removed without opposition, and after a triumphant tour of the streets, it was installed on the College premise. A battalion of Bartites" made bold to effect its recapture, but were unsuccessful owing to their inferior numbers. Major Laing, M.C., late of the R.F.A., organised a stronger party, and another march was made to Gower-street. They were greeted by a guard of a hundred police, but could find no students on whom I to leave a mark of their esteem. So J they argued with the police officers, and established proof of their ownership. Bnmtually a gun team gained admit- tance. and discovered the 6eld ?un at the I top of a flight of steps and behind some massive columns, the entrance being con- siderably narrower than the wheel-span. I DIFFICULT SHIFT. j They must have taken it to piece," I Major Laing afterwards told a Pre? rep- resentative, "w we had to dismantle the wh16 to get it out again. It was a diScult. shift—t?e mœt diiEcult I have ever handled. It was a tight fit, but we knocked off a few chunks of masonry, 1 and that made it easier." Yesterday two young ladies from the j U^niversity College called at the Hospital and politely asked for the return of various art treasures and two iron gates which by some mysterious nieans became transferred I from the one building to the other in the course of the night. They were hosptt-' ably received, but it we,- quietly explained i to the ill by several hundred young man I that they were going to have I THE GATES FRAMED. and hung over the mantelpiece. A dainty statuette, much prized by the collegians, stands in the hospital library, tastefully I and thoughtfully draped. The name of Bartis" is now chalked on the shield of the gun to prevent other mistakes The hospital boys have also re- moved one wheel as a further precaution. It was originally taken by them from among the captured enemy guns exhibited in the Mall, notwithstanding an armed guard and the eflorts of the police, and when wheels came off, the students coolly j commandeered others and proceeded on their journey. The Brigade, who captured it, gave permission for it tó go to St. Bar- tholomew's, and there it has stayed. The students do not mind any institu- tion making efforts to gain possession 0: the trophy, but they desire previous notice of impending raids so as to fill up their fire extinguishers.
TOM MANN. Won't Stand for Parliament. Mr. Tom MaIfn. the new general sec- retary of the A.S.E., who was nominated I as a Parliamentary candidate has asked his executive to withdraw his name from I the Parliamentary candidate list.
SHOT AT "TIGER S I SECRETARY. Exciting French Elections. BORDEAUX, Thursday. As M. Mandel, M. Clemenceau's princi- pal private secretary, was leaving an electoral meeting last night a revolver shot was fired ana broke one of the win- dows of the car, but the candidate him- self was untouched. A similar attempt was also made last night near Paris against M. Erlich, former member of the United Socialist Paris. The hall was invaded by a band of Bolsheviks.—Reutcr.
ARMY REDUCTION. Reported Drastic Changes. C hanges. A London contemporary announce* till. i- for reasons of economy a drastic cutting down of the Army is shortly to takt. place. A number of famous cavalry regiments are to be disbanded, and four of the Dragoon Guards regiments are anions those memtiomd as likely to he included. NO TANK CORPS. Both the Machine G un Corps and tho Tank Corps will, it is expected, be abolished as corps. In this case each regiment will have its detachment ot machine gunners, as before the war, while regards tanks only a tank school wili be maintained for instructional purposes
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r DOCKS TRAGEDY. I Gruesome Discovery at I Swansea. Whilst proceeding home from his work —on night shift—in the early hours of Thursday morning, a mna narted Thomas Edwards (of Powleslanc1 and Mason's), made a gruesome discovery on the rail- way line near the weighbridge at Bur- roWEl Lodge, South Dock. It was the body of an apparently young man, whose head was almost severed. Mr. Edwards immediately informed the Har- bour Police, and P.C. (17) Arnold caused the body to be removed to the mortuary, where it was subsequently identified a:i that of a Norwegian fireman named Knute Mickel Jacobson, of the s.s. Tress, berthed at the South Dock. It is not known as to what time the de- ceased was run over, or what train was running at the time, as both the Harbour Trust and Powlesland and Mason's loco,, frequently traverse this line. I
i ATTEM PTED ESCAPE. I I iPrisoners I Plans Miscarry. I I A miscalculation in their plans led to the failure of an attempt by 20 German naval officers to escape from the intern- ment camp at Lofthonse Park, near Leeds. The men concerned, who have been at Lofthouse Pirk since the scuttling of the German Fleet at Scapa Flow, tunnelled v.ndoi' the hut they r?cnTV<>d but tii«ir ciistimfce,' ibi" at a iittle way beyond the wire enclosure a sentry on duty was amazed to see the eirth open at his feet. The alarm wa-, at once given nnd the prisoners and their scheme were dis- covered.