FOUNDRY ACCIDENT. Stephen Stephens, 77, of 31, Phillip- street, Manselton, a labourer at the Haforl Foundary had an accident there on Fri- day. and sustained fractured ribs, and a cut head. He wns taken to and detained a't the Swansea Hospital. 1
DECENTRALISATION. I Important Proposal by Ex- J Service Men. j t t. conference lifcld by the W«J% Kational Federation of Discharged and Demobi- lised Sailors and Soldiers, which opened at the Mond Buildings on Satur- day morning. The president, Capt. W. R. Williams, Newport, presided, and we understand that among the important subjects for discussion was the question of decentrali- sation—that is to say, regional adminis- tration, instead of working from the present centre (Cardiff) only. Apparently there will be two regions decidod upon— Cardiff as the headquarters of the south, and Wrexham, Oswestry or Chester for the nortli. There were other and various matters on the agenda, and the Press were not admitted.
PONTARDAWE PRESENTATION I Close upon 100 people attended a meeting at the Public Hall, Pontardawe, on Fri4ay for the purpose of arranging a testimonial to Mr. John Morgan, engineer and sur- veyor, of Pontardawe District Council, who is about to retire after 431 years* ser- vice. Alderman D. T. Williams, J.P., pre- sided. i ngs and A. E. 1;<I- Messrs C. G. Giddings and A. E. Ed- munds were appointed secretaries and Mr. Daniel Morgan, registrar. The rural dis- trict area of Pontardawe has heen divided infco about 20 di51;-("t;¡ for the purpose of co llection. Another meeting is to be held next week. »
1: ANTHRACITE mERS. The ivport of tlio meeting of tlte Anthracite minerb' delegates ILeld aft Swansea on Saturday is tmafoidaJblv held over until 3 £ on4aj, TO-DAY'S RACING. i^urrj: 5 to 1 Vertigo, 18 to 1 GifVMB fn.:i' Irish Pair. 2, Ooui-t- rjieiMrr, 0.Sn.eIl ran. 4 to. 1 winncT. J.1J-Poethlprn 1, White Torui 2. Bnslu ranger, only other runner, fell, Betting.- S to 1 on Poethlyo. 3.25-Domaie Charlie 1, Shantoi 2, Happy Jack 3. Tel) raw. x Half-time i r.A.F.— 1 cc n. 2'<1 I.,t; Swansea.—1 penalty goal (1¡:t.¡c Half-time SWANSEA TOWX-1 goal. ■ BREXTFORD-l goal. Swansea Town Reserres-2 goals, Bristol. I?oral's Reserve*—Nil. • o 1"1 _4
KNOCKED ABOUT. Local Policeman "Set Upon" While on duty as a policeman at the G. W .R. Goods Yard, early on Saturday morning, P.C. Arthur W. Tushell, of 6, Waunwen-terrace, Swansea, was set oa by four men, and so badly knocked about that he had to be removed to the Swan- sea Hospital, where he was detained. His injuries, consisted of a cut head and injuries to nose and face.
MECHANICAL HAND. Wonderful Invention for \> 'J); Harmless. An amazing invention for armless men was demonstrated at the Ministry of Pensions on Friday. Its inventor is Mr. George Thomson, gasfitter, of Edin- burgh. <■« The apparatus, which is meant for men left with "scarce a stump," was attached to a table and worked by two handles grasped by the toes. Without using his hands, Mr. Thorn* son used a spoon for' spup and a knife and fork, ate biscuits .and cheese, drank tea, had a wash, manipulated a sewing machine and a typewriter, entered up a ledger, wrote letters, and played a musi cal instrument. The general opinion was formed that when the machine is complete it will prove a great boon to armless men.
W. J. TREWS BEREAVEMENT. Mr. W. J. Trew, the old International i nd Swansea representative on the Welsh Football Union, was to have refereed the game between Ammanford and Amman United this afternoon. The match is always looked upon locally as a football Doi-b-r, and the brilliant rx-tlireequarter was looking forward to n keen and interesting: encounter. 1:7n. fortunately Trew was unable to officiate owing to a bereavement in Hw family, his father-ili-lav (Mr. -J. H. J,-Ties, a shipwright well-known at the docks) passing away on Thursday, Mr. Walter Ueee beinsr notified to that CH"L.
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EVER-GROWING FUND. -——— 0 ———— Another Big Leap To-day. TRAVELLERS AND AUCTIONEERS. ?oS:?5)"M? Total-. TOn Page Seven to-day will be I found a page of prior contribu- tions to the great Fund.] We ask our readers who have not! contrli)ut-ed to the Widows' and "Orphans/ (and Children's Summer 'Home Fund) to devote a few minutes of the week-end to the question of what their contribution is to be. Everyone in Swansea has jrnade up his or her mind to make isome donation; the great thing is to .,isit down promptly and dispatch ivohr postal order cr your cheque, so that next week will show record (contributions to the Fund. » We were hoping this morning to lear from the majority of the secre- taries of the Swansea English Free .Churches; we suppose that their Response will come to hand during 4110 coming week. As we have al- ready stated. Mount Pleasant Bap- tist Chapel is arranging an organ Veeital after the evening service in fthe second week in January, when jOVlr. Arthur Davies is going to pre- ;jp8re a very fine programme. •r Below our readers will find sev- kral interesting lists. Notably 4f femongst them 'is the first list from ? ?he commercial travellers. In this Watter we have to express our gratitude to Mr. Owen Owen, J.P., ?-ho has done the Fund wonderful Service. i, The auctioneers' first list also appears to-day, but we ought to note that the names of several gentlemen the profession will be found scat- "\1. dbered through the general list. CfiaBiber of Commerce third Jist also appears to-day. We hope next week to see very many other professions and trades represented. So far, there have not |>een many responses on behalf of the great industries of the town, al- though we are quite, certain that it Is the intention of the staffs in these help the great cause along. Mr. Tom Byrne, manager of the Grand Theatre, writes to the hon. secretary this morning to say that J,e will be delighted to permit col- lections to be made at, the theatre on behalf of the Fund if suitable idates can be mutually agreed upon. •M'r. Byrne trusts the collections will be supported for so worthy an object. Good luck." TO-DAY, Staff at Messrs. Singer's Sewing Machine Co., Ltd., 16, College-st. 1 14 0 Staff at Gale's Stores, High-street 14 0 fifcaff at Mr Theophilus'6 Oxford-street 9 8 0 employes of the Be- spoke Clothing Co., and Messrs. Enoch and Co., Ltd. 3 0 0 I JT. H. Goldsworthy, Esq. 39 Wind-street 5 5 0 iM. Lindsay, Esq., Gabaifa, Skeity 1 1 0 K. T. Tuck, Esq, 2 2 0 •B Trerise, Esq., Printer and Stationer, p* Prince of Wales-rd. 1 0 0 John Roberts, Esq., 2, L UpLmds-terrace 0 10 0 ? Penrbyn 10 10 0 Messrs. Edwards Par- sons and Co., 6, Oxford-street 2 2 0 f James Morris, Esq., 29, B ryn,ym or-erescen t 1 1 0 T. B. Glasson, Esq., 25, Maesteg-stre e t, Kilvey 0 2 6 Kilnv 0 2 6 Mrs. Dver, Morriston 1 0 0 Llynfi Davies (prize poem) 2 2 0 COMMERCIAL TRAVELLERS. First List. [Per Mr. Owen Owen, J.P., and representing the members of the South Wales and Monmouth ehirc Commercial Travellers' L Assoc intion (Swansea Branch.1 Owen Owen. Esq-i J.P. 10 10 0 Y Sjd Solomon, Esq 10 10 0 Emlya Lew)s. Esq. 0 v |\V. L. Phillips, Esq., 25 Gwydr-crescent 2 2 0 [LI. Jones, Esq., 29, Trafalgar-terrace 2 2 0 J. E. Simon, Esq. 1 1 0 AV. R. AllcD. Esq 110 i ,W. M. Jones, Esq. 1 J 0 JR. L. Thomas, Esq. 1 1 0 ,\V. E. Simpson, Esq. 1 1 0 I David Roberts, Esq. 1 1 0 J M. Curnow, r?,sq. 1 1 01
MORE POWER WANTED. Will you give us the power" to convey these little ones along the road to health and happiness? I
I DEPUTATION SILENT Will Say Nothing of London Visit. The South Wales deputation with refer- ence to the transport congestion which met the Premier at Downing-street on Thursday and Friday, has returned to South Wales. An expression of opinion was sought from one or two of the members of the Swansea contingent. but they rigidly de- clined to say anything as to the position, or outline what the Government proposed doing to bring about a more satisfactory state of things in the future, so far as transport was concerned. I PREMIER'S WISH FOR SILENCE. I It appears it was the Premier's wish that nothing should appear in the Press, onlv the C-ffieial report of the conference at Downing-street, which has already ap- peared in our columns. The deputation go as far as to state that Mr. Lloyd George, talcing into con- sideration the many other important matters lie had in hand—M. Clemeneeau haying to meet him the sama clry-dis.. played tlie keenst interest in the subject, and although they did not got all they wanted, the Premier, on the whole, pro- mised them what must he recognised as a good deal towards lessening the difficulties they were at present experiencing in cer- tain directions. FULL REPORT PROBABLE. However, it is very probable that within the next few days a report ex- plaining the general position, and em- bodying observations relative to the Premier's reply to the deputation, will he issued. At any rate that is the desire of Mr. Arthur Audrews, president of the Swansea Chamber of Commerce, who is moving in the matter.
A VALLEY FORD. Morgan M. Morgau., Ystalvfera, was summoned at Pontardawe Court on Fri- day for driving: a motor Mr at a furious rate through Clydach. on Novemebr 29th. It was stated th&t the car was swerving from one side of the road to the other and going at the rate of 25 miles per hour. Mr. Thorpe: What kind of a car was it? P.C.: A Ford, nr. Mr, Thorpe-. A Ford cannot do that speed. Mr. Strick: It depends who's d-iving it. (Laughter,) Mr. Thorpe: Mr. Trevor Hunter came up with me this mom imr and he can give evidence M to that. (Renewed laughter.) Defendant was ordered to pay costs on ly. t
BACK FROM STATES j BACK M STATES I Aid Ivor Gwynne on U.S. Conference. Time Inopportune. I Alderruan ivor G)vynne, secretary of the I Welsh Tin and Sheet Millmen's Associa- tion, has returned to his home, 16, Bryn- oad, Swansea, after attending the inter- national Labour Conference in Washing- ion as a delegate. The confcrence was, of course, the result of clauses inserted in the League of Nations for the purpose of creating a permanent organisation for the promotion of the international regulation of labour in the nations in the League. ] INOPPORTUNE. ) Seen by a Leacier U man, Mr. tjr wynne I iaid the'conference' was convened at a very inopportune time, especially in view j of the United States Government not having ratified the Treaty, and having I raised very serious objections to certain i clauses in the League. The result was J ofhcially, the United States Govern- J ment Labour Associations were not repre- sented—which was very unfortunate, since. no arrangements under the League could i be effective without the States and the Englishspeaking people. Further facts which added to this lack of interest in, I and lessened the possible effectiveness of. the conference, were the slight attention I which the American Press paid to the pro- ceedings, and the condemnation by several Senators, and the Press generally, of Presi- dent Wilson's action in convening the Conference. Mr. Gwynne instanced Senator Sherman's attack on the Govern- ment for "dumping international radi- cals and" stormy petrels." But," Mr. Gv;vnne went oil, I do not consider the American people are object- ing so much to the League in principle; there is no doubt much of the opposition is for a political purpose—the overthrow of the President, the great advocate of the League, and the Democratic Party. I bive, however, no doubt that much good f T?l come of the dhherahons. and th?'' aftrr the elections, one of the immediate > actions of the Government will be to ratify the Treaty—that is, if it is not ac-1 "omplished before then." THE 48-HOUR WEEK. I :1r. Gwynne spoke ot the h-nonr day and 48-ho week as one of the most diffi- cult problems upon which to get a united opinion among the nation. Perhaps it was not generally realised that in the United States steelworkers still worked twelve hours per day, and least 75 per cent. of the whole workers in the States did likewise. There were various countries, like India, where it would be practically impossible to enforce an eight- hour day immediately, white in other countries less than eight, hours were worked. i The discussion showed the great differ- ences in the position of workers engaged in agriculture and those doing arduous ) work in had conditions, and ultimately it was agreed to recommend the 48-hour I week wherever possible, the Permanent j Committee on the question to dip-al with I' cases in which, the circumstances were considered such as to make it a hardship.
HAY-CARTER. v I I Capt. Percy Hay, M.C., Weds I Yorkshire Lady. A pretty wedding, which will be read of I with interest in Swansea took place on Thursday at Robin Hood's Bay, a small ) town on the Yorkshire North Riding, when Captain Percy Hay, M.C., was I married to Miss Elsie Gladys Carter, daughter of the late Captain George I Carter and Mrs. Carter, of Brook House, Robin Hood's Bay. The ceremony took place at Fylingdale Parish Church. The bridegroom, who is well-known in Swansea, is the son of Mr. George L1. Hay. accountant, of 24. Aylesbury-road, Bryninill. He was originally a member of the 7th Welsh (Territorial) Cyclists, and rose to the rank of Captain. He was awarded the Military Cross for a very gallant action.
TOLD TO TEAR UP NOTES. 1I 0- New Ex-service Union and Press. Amongst the members of the new 'Swansea- branch of the National Union of ox-Service Men there are some autocratic individuals with peculiar notions of their power with the representatives of the 1>res5. A meeting had been advertised of the branch to be held at the Flysium. on Friday evening, and a Leader repre- sentative attended. There had been several lively interlude?, including a strong protest by Mr. Bert Cronin Against the recommendation to co-opt Mrs. Williams, of St. Thomas, as chair- illan of the Women's Section. Mr. Cronin'e dv.-ictir^ V'r iri il.e pot fo ihfl-' 1 An 'ervention by Mr. '?. J. na-¡. ex-t-ef-j v*iry of the Comrade; of the Great vVaj-. Ho ro-se to defend the old so ldiers' from char pes that they had ever .seen odil:ical, when someone moved thai *be Pr^ss be a to withdraw— and their note?, from (heir books:" The Pressmen, of course, withdrew, but; we scarcely say that; the cool pro- posal that they should tear out their notes from their books was not obeyed.
WILL YOU NOTE? That the Prize Poem appears on Page Five. That the Full List of Dona- tions to the Fund is given on Page Seven. That the offer of a Prize for a Welsh Translation ap- pears on Page Five. That Contributions should be sent to the Hon. Treasurer, Mr. David Roberts, J.P., 61, Wind Street, Swansea.
WEDDING STOPPED. Priest Objects to Bride's Stockings. Paris, Thursday.—Cardinal Amette's pastoral letter denouncing modern iashions has led to the adoption of a very iirm attitude on the part of the clergy. Ono priest has, gone so far as to post a ? ftoti'. <'o his chrT.h d-?T to the eS? I vivii b- a?lo?ed t?'. ?;?.rt? service Whose dresses are CU 6w m tbfll neck, atid whose skirts do Dot reach at least to their ankles. Such a stringent measure, if literally enforced, would oblige practically every female worshipper to have a special skirt in which to go to church. Another priest refused to conduct the marriage service for a bride whose dress, in his opinion, showed too great a length of silk stockings, and which was cut in such a way as possibly to make it suitable for evening wear, but certainly not fitted for a church."—T?euter
I FOUR NATIONS CONFER I Inter-Allied Discussions. I Four nations—France, Britain, the United States, and Italy-were repre- ¡ isented at the discussions at 10, Downing- street on Friday on questions of the after- war settlement. The presence of Mr. J. W. Davis, the American Ambassador, had a special sig- nificance, showing that despite the Ameri- can's Senate attitude towards the Peace Treaty, and the departure from Paris of the Anlerican peace delegates the United ,taies i, not holdin-, I States is not holding aloof from the peace prohlems of the Allies The conference at 10, Downing-street wa" not concluded on Fridav: It will he r(,sl!I)4)d tnlay (8'nt\lrdI'lY), and M. Clemenceiiu has actordjn?ty postponed I )us dcpartu? tor France till to-morrow. 4
A BOMBSHELL. Town Hill Contract I Determined. I WORK ENDS TO-DAY It will be a matter of very sincere regret to everybody interested in the im- provement of Swansea housing conditions, although not of great surprise to iliose who have been in touch with, the situa- tion which has developed recently, that work on the Town Hill scheme stops to-day. The contractors, Messrs. Rogers and I Davies, of Cardiff, have determined the contract—" because of the objection to allowing us to use purchased joinery," Mr. Ewart Davies (managing director) explained to a Ix-adev man. Notice immediateJy terminating the Gngagements of the workmen have been posted on the job accordingly. j The decision follows a conference be- ) tween Aid. P. Molyneux (the Housing I chairman) and his officials with Mr. Davies on Friday. Both sides, we believe, wished a definite issue on the position which has arisen from the committee's refusal to permit the firm to, purchase the joinery from a local firm, which decision had resulted from the operatives' attitude in regard to what they held to be sub-letting the works." The ground n thus cleared, and we understand the Ministry of Health has been comniiini. I cated with as promptly as possible, I ihrough the Housing Commissioner for Hales, to ascertain the Department's! attitude in the matter. It is thought th;s I and similar issues will have to be faced in a national conference if the nation's housing schemes are to be even moder ately successful. We have bad additional assurances from the Ministry of Health," Mr. Davies I said this morning. that what we pro- ¡ posed is not. sub-letting the works,' and she Council will have to take the conse- quences. I think we have an excellent case both on the issue and on the delay II caused. In any enmt., we are packing up. We have tried to make an amicable arrangement, and we could not go on for months like this."
LORRY EXPERIMENT Sir E. Geddes Explains I its Failure. In the discussion Qn coastwise trans-I port problems in the House of Commons _s_da.v. Sir Enc (?id? ?? fh? m.?.?r «Bpiir.-j- b*on v% die- ?a???.??:??? ?,j. ??.? ?.? ??_ Lorries had used for retrieving fiatiic at thA port* Mnpe the railway strike, and the experiment was jutitiupd n- the exceptional circumstances exist- ing at the time, but he had given in- strll(Lons that the service should cease, f xcf-pt at Liverpool and Manchester, where She wagons were doing better, though they were not iastifvine their fiTi«fonrv» NO PERMANENT FLEET. 1 I- ?. tie naa no intention of running a per- raanent fleet of lorries for clearing the traffic at, the ports. The discussion1 arose on a Vote of 51.100,000 to meet expenditure in respect of coastwise transport. Sir E. Geddes added that it was, in- tpndcd to put the .railways on an economic basis from a railway point of view, to ma ke them no longer show a deficit under the guarantee, but not to provide for penalising the railway user for the benefit of the steamship owner who worked the coastal service. Competition would then go on as between the coastal service and a non railway service.
BRYNAMMAN PASTOR. I ——— I Sudden Death of Rev. W. P. I Thomas. The death took place at his residence at Brynamman early on Saturday morn- ing, of the Rev. W. D. Thomas, pa-stor of Gibea. Deceased was out and about on Friday evening. He was ordained pastor of Gibea Church thirty years ago. lie was 59 years of age, married, and leaves a widow (sister of Mr. J. Moy Eavns, Swansea, and Mr. T. M. Evans, M.A., Brynajnman) and three children, to whom the greatest sympathy is ex- tended.
allN OVER BY LORRY Inquest on Penllergaer Tragedy. Mr. C. Wilson, the county coroner, held oil inquest at Penllergaer on Saturday on the body of Rose N-ewing, who was run over by one of Messrs. Weavers' lorries while crossing from the Swansea road to tile Llangyfelach road. Ed. Newing, the father, said that his daughter was 30 years of age, and in the employ of Sir John Llewelyn. Jessie lloice said she had jufit nniahed speaking to the deceased, who started acroes the road. Then witness heard the sound of a motor horn, and saw a lorry coming towards deceased. Before ebe (witness) could warn her, the deceased v. as knocked down, the rear wheel passing over her neck. Dr. Trafford Mitchell, M.B., gave evi- dence, and a verdict of Actident,-al Death was returned.
Bees Williams, Esq. 1 1 01 J. B. Andrews, Esq. 1 10 J. D. WillIams, Esq., Sketty-road 1 1 0 J W. D. Heseltine,Bsq. 1 1 0 AUCTIONEERS' FIRST LIST. (Per Mr. J. Barron Paseoe). [Several other names of gentlemen in the profession will be found *n to-day's General List.l Messrs. oJhn M. Leeder and Son 10 10 0 Joseph Harris, Esq. 2 2 0 J. Pugh Williams, Esq. 2 2 0 D. M. Thomas, Esq. 0 10 6; J. Barron Pascoe, Esq. 6 6 0 Anonymous 1 1 0 I 1 0 Messrs. Ed. Roberts and Son 2 2 0 I CHAMBER OF COMMERCE. I Third List. (Per Mr. A. W. E. Wynne and Mr. Paul Cocks). Glenavon Gawr Col- lieries, Ltd. 26 5 0 Harris Bros., Ltd. 20 0 0 Harrison, Sons and Co., lAd. 5 5 0' T. H. Couch, Esq. 10 10 0 Vincent Groom, Esq. 1 1 0 E. B. Norton, Esq. 1 ol E. L. Davies, Esq. 2 2 0 Harry Lyons, Esq. 2 2 0 [The contributions of the Glenavon Gawr Collieries, Ltd.; Harris Bros., Ltd.; and E. L. Davies also also acknowledged in the General List; but are here brought into their rightful place.]